WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW/USA NETWORK: July 4 report

Posted on 7/05/122 by Colin Vassallo



Arena: Pechanga Arena
City: San Diego, CA

Corey Graves welcomes us to this 4th of July edition to Raw
with Bryon Saxton and joining them this week is Kevin
Patrick replacing the vacationing Jimmy Smith.

A recap of Money in the Bank and a preview of tonights
matches are shown.

Out first the New United States Champion Bobby Lashley who
says he has been waiting a long time to do this: Welcome to
Monday Night Raw. Bobby then goes on to say no one is going
to beat him for the United States championship.

Theory interrupts him and asks why he gets to open Monday
Night Raw. Theory says he is going to SummerSlam to cash in
on either Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns but Lashley wondered
if he is going to make it to SummerSlam. Theory hits Lashley
with the briefcase and they begin to fight. Theory than ran
out of the ring and they announce Bobby Lashley will face
Theory for the United States championship at SummerSlam.

The Mysterios are interviewed backstage, and they are happy
to be home. Reys first match in his hometown in over 10
years and Dominiks first match in San Diego.

The Mysterios VS. The Judgement Day

The Mysterios out first and the Judgement Days music hits
but they attack from the other side of the ring. The
Mysterios are both thrown out of the ring and are laying on
the floor as we go to break.

As the go to break we get picture in picture and the match
starts. The end saw Damian Priest slide a chair into Finn
Balor who grabs the chair. Dominik comes in to attempt to
get the chair off Balor but gets thrown out of the ring,
Priest keeps the referees attention and Rey gets to his
feet, then immediately falls to the mat as Balor looks
stunned with the chair in hand. The referee turns around and
calls for the disqualification.

Winners by DQ: The Mysterios

Both point to the sky and do the Latino Heat shake as they
leave the ring in honor of the late Eddie Guerrero.

They show Logan Paul signing his WWE contract. Paul then
says he is not coming back to team with the Miz, he is
coming back to beat his ass.

The Miz is interviewed and is asked what he thought about
Pauls response. The Miz says proud. The Miz tells Paul to
retract his statement and become WWE Unified tag team
champions but if he doesnt, he will be relentless. Megan
then asks about walking out on his match last week. He said
he didnt quit on his match last week, he had two matches,
and he is going to beat AJ Styles tonight.

The Street Profits welcome everyone to their Fourth of July
cookout celebration. Ford goes on to say just like his
shoulder was up at Money in the Bank, America is up and
before he could finish, Chad Gable interrupted and says it
doesnt matter if his shoulder was up, he lost. Gable then
says he is going to recite a real piece of the Declaration
of Independence. Before he starts Ford says every man and
woman has the right to shut Chad Gable up and then slapped
him with a hot dog.

Otis steps in and starts yelling about insulting an American
hero and Dawkins said if you want to talk about a real
American hero, Montez served in the Marines. Otis then says
he can eat more hot dogs then anyone, and Dawkins says he is
looking at the 3-time hot dog eating champion from
Fairfield, IA. Ford then asks who wants to see a Hot Dog
eating contest.

The Mysterios are shown walking backstage and get attacked
by the Judgement Day.

The Miz VS. AJ Styles

Styles hits the phenomenal forearm for the win

Winner: AJ Styles

After the match, Ciampa attacks Styles. As Styles fights
back, the Miz sneaks up behind him and gives him a Skull
Crushing Finale. The Miz and Ciampa shake hands and leave
the ring.

A recap of Money in the Bank of the womens Money in the
Bank ladder match and the Natalya VS. Rousey match is shown,
then Liv Morgan cashing in on Ronda Rousey.

In the ring, the new Smackdown womens champion Liv Morgan
says she is proud to be standing here as the champion and it
is a dream come true. She thanks the WWE Universe for
staying with her every step of the way. As she continued,
Natalya interrupts and says the one person she should be
thanking is her because it was her who destroyed Ronda
Rouseys knee with a sharpshooter.

Natalya says she would like a thank you, but she will settle
for taking the championship away from her. Carmella then
comes out and asks why either one of them are here because
this is Raw and to take their problems back to Smackdown
where they belong. Liv tells Carmella if she wants her out
of this ring, she is going to have to make her leave.
Carmella looks at Natalya and they close in on Liv and the
fight begins. The two on one did not last long as Bianca
Belair comes out to save Liv.

Adam Pearce comes out and makes a tag team match Liv and
Bianca VS. Carmella and Natalya

Bianca Belair & Liv Morgan VS. Carmella & Natalya

The match starts during the break in picture in picture.
Carmella throws Bianca into the ring post and gets on the
apron only to receive a knee to the face from Liv. Natalya
tries for the sharpshooter, but Liv kicks her off into the
ropes and then runs and hits Natalya with her oblivion
maneuver for the win.

Winners: The Raw Womens Champion Bianca Belair & The
Smackdown Womens Champion Liv Morgan

They show the party and Veer Mahaan sitting at the table and
Cedric Alexander taps him on his left shoulder and as he
looks around, Mustafa Ali steals his food. Then MVP is
talking to Omos and MVP says they just have to stay the
course. Dana Brooke is shown wearing the 24/7 Championship
and then a bunch of people following her. Reggie gets
knocked down and into Omos who picks Reggie up and just
tosses him.

The Street Profits are then talking to Ezekiel and as they
are talking, Ezekiel accidentally squeezed the ketchup
bottle he was holding, and they all got quiet. Dawkins said
oh that is going to stain as Seth Rollins walks in wearing a
white shirt now covered in ketchup.

Ezekiel then starts dabbing a hot dog bun on Seths shirt
then his face. Seth takes off his glasses and stares at
Ezekiel then just starts laughing. The Street Profits join
in on the laughing and Ezekiel just kind of grins. Seth then
quits laughing takes his finger and gets some ketchup off
his shirt and just looks at Ezekiel, licks the ketchup off
his finger and walks away.

Seth Rollins music hits and he comes out, no longer covered
in ketchup and ready to compete.

Seth Rollins VS. Ezekiel

Great match but Ezekiel could not kick out of the Stomp.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Rollins was going back to the ring to
deliver more punishment to Ezekiel, but Riddle come flying
out of no where with an RKO to Seth Rollins

We are shown the party again and Dawkins and Otis in hot dog
eating contest and you heard and the winner Akira Tozawa
with 48. Otis ate 23 and Dawkins ate 22. Theory comes and
says remember our six-man tag team match later on and Otis
looks like he is going to be sick.

Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits VS. Theory & Alpha
Academy

Lashley spears Otis and Ford hits the frog splash on him.
Gable hits a back suplex on Ford who turns completely in the
air and landed on his stomach. Gable then his a suplex on
Lashley and goes to the top rope and hits the moonsault on
Lashley only for a 2 count.

Gable goes for a back suplex on Lashley, but Lashley hangs
onto the rope and then as Gable bounces off the rope,
Lashley hits a spear for the win.

Winners: The United States Champion Bobby Lashley and The
Street Profits

After the match, The Street Profits and Bobby Lashley are
celebrating on the stage. Gable gets back to his feet in the
ring and Otis stumbles in holding his stomach and as he
approaches Gable, he throws up.

Megan Morant interviews Becky Lynch who starts out with no
one cares about Otis and I am not sharing my time with him
just because he ate too many hot dogs. She says she is ready
for Asuka, but she is not ready for no holds barred Becky.

R-Truth comes out dressed as Uncle Sam. R-Truth says I am
Uncle Sam, Today is his favorite holiday because we
celebrate Independence Day. So, we can honor those great
American heroes who saved America from that Alien invasion
back in 1996Will SmithJeff Goldblum and our favorite
Vivian A Fox. He would like to read his favorite passage
from the constitution Welcome to Earth.

He is interrupted by Ludwig Kaiser who says if you are done
with this ridiculous charade, he is here to introduce
someone worthy of celebration. Stand and pay respect to your
WWE Intercontinental Champion the Ring General Gunther.

Gunther VS. R-Truth

Gunther with a kick to the face. Truth fights back but
Gunther gets hit and knocked down then hits the powerbomb.

Winner: The WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther

Alexa Bliss is asked what her thoughts are with Liv cashing
in. Alexa said she is happy for Liv. She says its been way
too long since she held anything but Lilly. Asuka comes up
and says she is going to beat Becky Lynch and be the next
champion and does a dance and Alexa just laughs and shakes
her head.

Becky Lynch VS. Asuka in a No Holds Barred match

Great match by both ladies, Asuka at one point went for the
mist but Becky blocked it with an umbrella. The match ended
with Becky hitting a manhandle slam on Asuka from the second
rope through a table set up in the ring.

Winner: Becky Lynch












































































































































































































































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