WWE Stomping Ground 2019
June 23, 2019
Kickoff Show: Drew Gulak def. Tony Nese and Akira Tozawa to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show hyping up the matches we’re going to see tonight. There are 6 championship matches on the main show.
RAW Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans
They do the in-ring introductions. Loud boos for Evans and loud cheers for Lynch.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Lynch powers her to the corner and puts a finger in her face before talking trash. Evans slaps the hand away. Lynch takes her down and applies a leglock, but Evans gets to the bottom rope. Lynch gets to her feet and saunters around the ring. Lynch takes her down with a waistlock, but Evans again gets to the ropes. Lynch pulls her off the ropes and slams her. Evans gets out of the ring, so Lynch follows and clubs her. Lynch gets her in the ring, avoids a running shoulder, and kicks her in the face. Lynch blocks a kick, and Evans begs her off. Lynch starts to walk in a circle while holding Evans’ leg before sweeping the feet. Lynch bounces her off all four corners of the ring. Evans reverses a whip, but Lynch elbows her. Lynch slips trying to do a springboard kick. They really bungled that spot. They go outside, and Evans shoves her ribs-first into the commentary table. Lynch gets her back in the ring and takes her down. Evans quickly attacks the midsection, pulls her to the corner, goes outside, and stretches her around the ring post. Evans gets in the ring for a near fall. Evans stretches Lynch and kicks her in the ribs. Evans continues to work over the midsection and takes her down by the hair. Evans applies an arm bar and punches the ribs. Evans cinches in the arm bar and digs a knee into the midsection. Lynch eventually fights out and pins Evans for a two count. Evans reverses a whip to the corner and viciously shoulder blocks her down. Lynch does a matrix move to get out of the pin and knees Evans to the corner. Evans blocks a Bexploder and shoulders the midsection in the corner. Evans goes for a maneuver, but Lynch counters into the Dis-Arm-Her! Evans tries to turn her over for a pin, but Lynch keeps it applied. Evans eventually gets a foot on the bottom rope to break the hold.
Evans quickly takes Lynch down in the corner and hits a slingshot Bronco Buster for a near fall. Evans pulls a handkerchief out of her pants, wipes her armpits, and throws it onto Lynch. Lynch fights back and shoves the handkerchief in Evans’ mouth. Lynch punches away at her before kneeing her in the face. Lynch hits the ropes, but she boots Evans back. Lynch hits a running shoulder thrust. Lynch stomps her down in the corner before hitting a Bexploder for a near fall. Lynch keeps her down and goes to the top rope for a diving leg drop, but Evans moves. Evans goes for a slingshot splash, but Lynch gets the knees up. Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Evans fights it. Evans hits a jawbreaker and knees her down, but Lynch kicks out. Evans cannot believe it. Evans goes to the top rope, but Lynch pulls her off the top rope and applies the Dis-Arm-Her for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission and still RAW Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
A vignette airs for Ali talking about being the light for others when they need it.
Backstage, Paul Heyman walks out of Baron Corbin’s office. Heyman reminds that Brock Lesnar could come after Seth Rollins potentially tonight. Corbin then walks out of his office and says he has chosen his guest referee. It won’t be someone who will do him any favors.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. Xavier Woods and Big E
Owens immediately knocks Big E off the apron and superkicks Woods a few times. Owens hits a Swanton Bomb for a near fall! Sami Zayn tags in and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for another near fall. Owens tags back in and hits Woods with a frog splash for yet another near fall. Owens and Zayn cannot believe it. Owens punches away at Woods before tagging Zayn in. Zayn punches and kicks away at Woods. Big E is back on the apron. Zayn punches away at Woods before tagging Owens in. Owens mocks The New Day dance before hitting Woods with a cannonball in the corner for a two count. Owens hits a senton splash and talks trash to Big E. Zayn tags in and punches away at Woods. Woods punches and chops away at Zayn, but Zayn takes him down with a crossface. Woods counters into a pin for a two count. Owens tags in, and he stomps Woods’ back. Woods ducks a short-arm clothesline and hits an enzuigiri. Zayn tags in and knocks Big E off the apron. Owens tags in, but Woods avoids him. Woods then hits a victory roll facebuster.
Big E and Zayn tag in. Big E hits a pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E knocks Owens off the apron and elbows Zayn. Big E then hits a big splash for a near fall. Zayn quickly boots Big E and punches him. Big E counters a tornado DDT and slams Zayn for a two count. Woods tags in and tries to lift Big E, but he can’t. Woods finally gets Big E up in an electric chair and slams him onto Zayn. Woods hits a slingshot leg drop, but Owens breaks up the pin. Big E throws Owens out of the ring. The New Day goes for the Midnight Hour, but Zayn gets out. Owens tags in. Zayn hits a Helluva Kick on Woods, and Owens hits a Pop-up Powerbomb… but Big E breaks up the pin! Big E turns Zayn inside out with a clothesline. Owens superkicks Big E, and Woods hits Owens with a spinning elbow. All four men are down!
Zayn and Woods are fighting on the apron. Big E then spears Zayn off the apron! Woods goes to the top rope, but Owens pulls him off and hits a Stone Cold Stunner for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Alexa Bliss is stretching backstage when Nikki Cross comes up to her. Bliss mentions that Bayley cost Cross her first title, but she feels a little responsible. Cross says she hopes people see Bayley for who she is. The Smackdown Women’s Championship is too special for Bayley. Cross says she’ll be in Bliss’ corner.
WWE United States Championship
Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe (c)
They circle the ring, and Joe wrenches the arm before grounding him. Joe slaps his head and kicks the back. Joe lets him go and smirks. Ricochet gathers himself and goes to the center of the ring. Joe jabs him down, so Ricochet goes to the corner. Ricochet peppers him with forearms, flips over him, and hits a head-scissor takeover. Ricochet then dropkicks him out of the ring. Joe avoids a baseball slide, and Ricochet punches him. Joe drives Ricochet into the ring apron. Joe sends him ribs-first into the ring apron and gets him in the ring. Ricochet flips over him and charges, but Joe catches him with a uranage for a near fall. Joe punches him down and talks trash. Ricochet fights back, but Joe annihilates him with a back elbow for a two count. Ricochet fights back at him again, but Joe pushes him to the corner and hits a snap kick for a near fall. Joe applies a chin lock, but Ricochet gets to his feet and hits a jawbreaker. Joe gets to his feet and forearms Ricochet down. Ricochet holds onto the ropes, so Joe hits a sit-out slam for a two count. Joe applies a neck vice and grounds Ricochet. Ricochet fights up, hits a backflip dropkick, a regular dropkick, and an enzuigiri. Both men are down!
They get up and trade punches. Ricochet hits a running forearm before connecting with a hurricanrana. Ricochet hits a running shoulder block before catching him with a springboard clothesline. Joe rolls out of the ring, so Ricochet hits him with a Fosbury Flop. Ricochet gets him in the ring and hits a missile dropkick followed by a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Ricochet fights back, but Joe hits a snap powerslam for a two count. They trade chops before Ricochet tries for a handspring back elbow. Joe catches him, hits a vicious German Suplex, and turns him inside out with a clothesline for a near fall! Ricochet fights out of a uranage attempt and elbows him. Joe flips him over and tries for a Coquina Clutch, but Ricochet gets to the ropes and takes him down. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Joe avoids the 630. Ricochet lands on his feet, avoids a clothesline, and hits the Codebreaker! Ricochet goes to the top rope and hits a 630 for the win!
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Ricochet
Ricochet celebrates with the United States Championship. Samoa Joe is furious. Ricochet goes backstage, and a bunch of wrestlers give him an ovation, including WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins. Triple H then comes up, shakes his hand, and hugs him.
Smackdown Tag Team Championships
Heavy Machinery vs. Daniel Bryan and Rowan (c’s)
A loud “Daniel Bryan” chant fires up. This is Bryan’s home state.
Rowan starts against Otis. Rowan looks around and looks at Bryan. A loud “YES” chant fires up. Bryan tags in, and Otis jumps around. Another huge “Daniel Bryan” chant picks up. Bryan peppers Otis with kicks and circles around him. Otis blocks a kick and takes Bryan down before taunting him. They lock up, and Otis shoves him down again. Otis is getting booed, and he taunts the crowd. The crowd continues to chant for Bryan. Bryan kicks away at Otis, but Otis catches him with a press slam. Tucker tags in, and Heavy Machinery hits a trade-off delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Tucker applies a chin lock, but Bryan whips him off. Tucker turns him inside out with a clothesline for a two count. Bryan flips through a back suplex, and Rowan blind tags in. Bryan kicks Tucker, and Rowan takes him down with a running cross-body. Rowan puts Tucker in the corner, punches him, and hits an avalanche. Rowan takes him down, but Tucker kicks out. A “Please Recycle” chant fires up. Rowan applies a neck vice, but Tucker gets out. Bryan tags in, and Rowan whips him into Tucker with a dropkick. Bryan pulls Tucker to the ring post and slams the leg off the post. Bryan stands on Tucker’s knees and slams them off the mat. Rowan tags in and attacks the leg of Tucker. Rowan hits a big splash for a near fall. Rowan sends him to the corner, but Tucker boots him. Rowan charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first.
Bryan and Otis are tagged in. Otis takes Bryan down a few times to loud boos. Otis spins around with Bryan before hitting a slam. Otis charges, but Bryan hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Bryan hits a pair of running corner dropkicks, but Otis counters a third with a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Otis goes to the second ropes for a Vader Bomb, but Bryan moves. Bryan gets to his feet and starts hitting his “YES” Kicks. Otis starts to hulk up and absorbs the kicks. Otis then hits an exploder suplex to boos. Otis avalanches Bryan in the corner and gets fired up. Otis hits the Caterpillar elbow drop on Bryan. Tucker tags in, and Otis catapults Bryan into Tucker for a slam. Rowan breaks up the pin and knocks Otis out of the ring. Bryan starts kicking away at Tucker before Tucker responds with punches. Tucker ducks a kick and hits a back suplex. Tucker goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Bryan moves. Tucker’s ankles still hit Bryan as he rolls away.
Rowan and Otis tag in. They both absorb shoulder blocks and power moves. Rowan hits the ropes, but Otis ducks a clothesline and catches him trying a cross-body. Otis slams him. Tucker tags in, and Bryan breaks up the Compactor. Bryan hits a springboard knee. Bryan goes for a suicide dive on Tucker, but Tucker punches him. Tucker then hits Rowan with a cross-body block to the floor. Tucker gets in the ring, and Bryan catches him with an inside cradle for the win!
Winners and still Smackdown Tag Team Champions: Daniel Bryan and Rowan
Video Package: Smackdown Women’s Championship
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss w/ Nikki Cross vs. Bayley (c)
The bell rings, and Bliss stomps away at Bayley. Bayley powers her to the corner and takes her down for a two count. Bliss quickly shoves her to the corner and shoulders her. Bayley fights out and hits snake eyes on Bliss. Bliss then slams her into the turnbuckles for a two count. There are dueling chants for both women. Bliss chokes Bayley on the ropes and kicks her. Bliss then applies a chin lock. Bliss fights out and stomps away at Bayley. Bliss gets her in the corner and slaps her in the face before bowing to the crowd. Bayley explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Bayley stomps her and hits a rolling elbow drop. Bayley charges, but Bliss slaps her in the face. Bayley quickly snaps her off the ropes and knees her in the face. Bayley goes to the top rope, but Bliss avoids her. Bliss hits the ropes, but Bayley knees her. Bayley goes for a sliding dropkick through the corner of the ring, but Bliss avoids it. Bliss then pulls her shoulder-first into the ring post. Bliss gets her in the ring for a two count. Bliss works over the injured shoulder and yanks away at it. Bliss goes for a head-scissor, but Bayley counters into a back suplex for a two count. Bayley then hits a sunset flip into the turnbuckles. Bliss’ head bounces off the turnbuckles.
Bayley wipes out Nikki Cross with a suicide dive. Bliss quickly takes Bayley down on the floor and hits Code Red. Bliss gets her in the ring and goes to the top rope. Cross gets in the ring, but the referee holds her back. Bliss fights Bayley off the ropes and goes for Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets the knees up. Bayley hits Bayley-to-Belly for the win.
Winner and still Smackdown Women’s Champion: Bayley
Footage is shown of R-Truth beating Drake Maverick at his wedding for the WWE 24/7 Championship this past Friday.
New WWE United States Champion Ricochet is taking professional photos when Gallows and Anderson walk up. AJ Styles soon joins them. Styles congratulates Ricochet and says he’ll see him tomorrow on RAW.
Video Package: Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre w/ Shane McMahon vs. Roman Reigns
While Reigns is making his entrance, McIntyre charges. They begin to brawl before getting in the ring.
The bell rings, and Reigns punches McIntyre before putting him in the corner for the 10 punches. Reigns then clotheslines him out of the ring. McIntyre recovers with McMahon, and Reigns wipes McIntyre out with a WILD diving splash to the floor! Reigns then chases McMahon through the crowd. McMahon gets back to ringside, and Reigns dives over the barricade, but McIntyre punches him. McIntyre sends Reigns into the ring steps and puts him in the ring.
McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex and stretches him out. McMahon gets a cheap shot in while McIntyre distracts the referee. McIntyre picks up a two count. McIntyre then applies an arm bar. Reigns fights up, but McIntyre elbows him down for another two count. McIntyre stomps the neck before stomping the leg. McIntyre then rips at his face. Reigns counters a suplex into one of his own. McMahon quickly snaps Reigns off the top rope, and McIntyre connects with a spinebuster for a two count. McIntyre connects with a suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm bar, but Reigns fights up and head-butts out. Reigns knees him in the face and hits the ropes, but McIntyre clotheslines him down for a near fall. McIntyre then starts to stretch Reigns out. McIntyre then applies an STF. Reigns fights up and tries for a Samoan Drop, but McIntyre gets out. McIntyre hits the ropes, and Reigns hits a Samoan Drop.
They begin trading punches, and Reigns comes back with two clotheslines and a diving clothesline. Reigns hits the clubbing blows in the corner and takes him down. Reigns gets fired up for a Superman Punch. McMahon gets on the apron, so Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch. Reigns goes outside and jumps off the steel steps with another Superman Punch on McMahon. McIntyre avoids a Drive-By Dropkick and hits an inverted Alabama Slam onto the commentary table. McIntyre gets him in the ring for a near fall. McIntyre puts Reigns on the top rope and chops the chest. McIntyre climbs the ropes, but Reigns punches him back. McIntyre fights back and hits a superplex for a near fall. They slowly get up, and Reigns avoids a Claymore Kick. Reigns charges, but McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre comes off the top rope, but Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch out of mid-air for a near fall. Reigns eventually connects with a Spear, but McMahon pulls the referee out of the ring! McMahon sets Reigns up in the corner and hits the Coast-To-Coast. McIntyre covers, but Reigns kicks out! A “Roman” chant picks up. The referee’s knee may be legitimately hurt from being pulled out of the ring by McMahon. McIntyre sizes Reigns up in the corner and charges for a Claymore Kick, but Reigns hits a Superman Punch. Reigns knocks McMahon off the apron and spears McIntyre for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns celebrates while the commentators talk about how this is the final chapter and Reigns has finally rid himself of McMahon and McIntyre.
Video Package: WWE Championship
WWE Championship – Steel Cage Match
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston (c)
They circle the ring, and Ziggler slides away from him. Kingston sidesteps a superkick, and Ziggler avoids a roundhouse. They talk trash to each other before Ziggler shoves him. Kingston shoves him back, so Ziggler starts climbing the way. Kingston pulls him down, but Ziggler comes back with a dropkick. Ziggler goes to leave through side door, but Kingston pulls him in. Ziggler catapults him into the wall, but Kingston holds on and starts climbing. Ziggler pulls him down, but Kingston dropkicks him down for a two count. Kingston hits an avalanche in the corner and sends him to the other corner. Kingston charges, but Ziggler ducks. Ziggler then throws him into the cage wall. Ziggler begins to stall Kingston’s momentum, throwing him into the wall and applying holds. Kingston fights back and hits a springboard dropkick. Kingston fights back with dropkicks, but Ziggler sends him into the cage wall for a two count. Ziggler puts Kingston in the corner and slaps away at him before talking trash. Kingston then sends Ziggler into the cage wall. Kingston sends him into the wall two more times and slaps him in the face. Ziggler pushes him away and tries for a famouser, but Kingston pushes him into the wall for a near fall.
Both men fight up to their feet. Kingston climbs the cage, but Ziggler cuts him off. They stand on the top rope smashing each other off the wall. Ziggler eventually falls to the mat. Kingston hits him with a cross-body block for a near fall. Kingston starts climbing again and gets to the top. Ziggler grabs a leg and pulls him down. Ziggler climbs to the top, but Kingston quickly climbs and joins him up there. They’re sitting on top of the cage. Ziggler gets over the cage, but Kingston pulls him back up. They get to the top rope and both fall to the mat. They get to their feet, trade shots, and Kingston connects with an SOS for a near fall. Ziggler soon makes a comeback and DDTs the leg. Ziggler grapevines the leg and applies a leglock. Kingston gets to the ropes and starts to climb while Ziggler still holds the leg. Ziggler superkicks Kingston, and Kingston nearly falls out of the cage through the door, but Ziggler catches him. Ziggler pulls him into the ring, and Kingston fights him off. Ziggler counters Trouble in Paradise into an ankle lock. Kingston fights out and applies an ankle lock of his own. Ziggler gets out and hits a Zig-Zag for a near fall.
Ziggler sizes Kingston up for a superkick, but Kingston blocks it. Kingston takes him down with a front facelock. Ziggler tries to pull himself to the door and starts to slide out while in the front facelock. Kingston pulls him into the ring, but Ziggler gets a burst of energy and nearly escapes the cage. Ziggler gets out of a suplex and nearly gets out of the cage door, but Kingston catches him. Kingston pulls him back into the ring, but Ziggler kicks him in the face. Ziggler nearly gets out of the ring, but Kingston does what is basically a suicide dive through the ropes to hit the ground first.
Winner by Escaping the Cage and still WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
The New Day help Kofi Kingston up. Charly Caruso interviews Kingston. Kingston says he respects Dolph Ziggler, but he said he’d walk out of Stomping Grounds as WWE World Heavyweight Champion… and that’s what he did.
Drew McIntyre is furious backstage. Shane McMahon is trying to calm down. Someone tries to interview McIntyre. McMahon says tomorrow night on RAW, Reigns is taking on McMahon and McIntyre. We’ll find out how big of a dog he is.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
Baron Corbin makes his entrance and orders the ring announcer to read his specialized introduction pumping up his accomplishments. WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins soon makes his entrance with a steel chair. Corbin goes to make his announcement, but Rollins scares him back. Rollins says he doesn’t know who he got for this gig, but they’ll get the same treatment with the steel chair.
Corbin takes the microphone back and says he’s chosen his special guest referee to be Lacey Evans. Evans gets in Rollins’ face and says she’s the authority before smirking. Evans grabs the chair, and Corbin attacks Rollins from behind. Corbin digs the chair into Rollins’ back and slams it off his back. Corbin hits him again, and Rollins rolls out of the ring. The crowd is chanting for Becky Lynch. Corbin goes outside and drives him into the barricade.
WWE Universal Championship
Special Guest Referee: Lacey Evans
Baron Corbin vs. Seth Rollins (c)
They get in the ring, and Evans calls for the bell. Corbin slams him down for a two count. Corbin sends him outside and sends him into the barricade a few times. Corbin catches him with an out and in clothesline and stands over him. Corbin kicks him and kicks the head. Rollins fights back, but Corbin DDTs him. A “Daniel Bryan” chant fires up. Corbin turns Rollins inside out with a whip into the corner. The crowd is starting to turn on this match. Corbin gets Rollins on the top rope while the crowd chants, “Boring.” Rollins fights out of a superplex and head-butts him down. Corbin quickly punches him and jumps off the second rope with an axe handle. Rollins counters an out and in clothesline with an enzuigiri. Rollins fights back and hits a Sling Blade. Rollins hits a blockbuster and clotheslines him out of the ring before hitting a suicide dive. Rollins gets him in the ring and hits a springboard knee. Rollins covers, but Evans slow counts him for a near fall. Rollins is frustrated. Rollins shoulders him and tries for a slingshot, but Corbin punches him. Corbin gets on the apron, but Rollins snaps him off the top rope. Rollins then gets out of the ring and powerbombs him through the commentary table!
Evans begins to slow count Corbin out of the ring. Corbin isn’t moving at all despite the slow count. Evans tells the ring announcer that there are no count-outs now. Rollins angrily gets Corbin in the ring and sets up for a Stomp, but Corbin gets out of the ring. Rollins goes for a suicide dive, but Corbin forearms him. Rollins gets fired up, knocks him off the apron, and goes for a suicide dive, but Corbin catches him and hits a chokeslam on the apron. Corbin picks up a near fall. Corbin sets up for a submission, and Evans tells the timekeeper to stay alert. It’s implied that she is going to immediately call for the bell whether Rollins submits or not. Rollins fights out and takes Corbin down before hitting a frog splash. Evans starts to count, but she “hurts her shoulder.” Evans gets up and rubs her shoulder. Rollins cannot believe it. Corbin grabs a chair and starts hitting Rollins with it. Evans seems to reprimand Corbin, but then she pulls the ring announcer over and says it is a No Disqualifications match. Rollins makes a comeback with a falcon arrow on the chair, but Evans refuses to count. Rollins is furious now.
Rollins gets in Evans’ face, and she yells at him. Evans then slaps him in the face. Rollins smiles and yells at her. Evans slaps him again before kicking him. Rollins punches Corbin back, and Evans low blows him. Corbin then hits the End of Days. Becky Lynch runs down and attacks Evans before sending her into the barricade. Lynch then hits a Bexploder into the barricade before wildly punching away at her. In the ring, Rollins hits Corbin with a Stomp. Referee John Cone takes over and counts the pin.
Winner and still WWE Universal Champion: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins celebrates with his girlfriend Becky Lynch. Replays are shown of the main event’s highlights. Rollins and Lynch pose on the ramp to end the show.