WWE Raw Recap: June 24, 2019
S27 episode 26 Aired on June 24, 2019

On a night of three blockbuster main events, including WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn (and then Kevin Owens), and Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, United States Champion Ricochet continued to capture the WWE Universe’s imagination when he clashed with AJ Styles in the final bout of the evening. However, The Phenomenal One, who had been out of action with an injury, was ready for the electrifying aerialist.

The couple that defends their championships together, stays together. At least, that’s what Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch will likely be hoping now that they’ve been roped into a rare, winners-take-all Mixed Tag Team Match against Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans with both the Universal and Raw Women’s Championships at stake.

Some context: Last night, Corbin had rather cleverly selected Evans as his guest ref for his title bout against Rollins, who was pretty chair-happy over the past couple of weeks but wasn't about to turn the steel against The Sassy Southern Belle. However, thanks to Evans consistently abusing her power and making the match no disqualification and no count-out, Lynch rushed the ring to lay a brutal beatdown on Evans, freeing up veteran official and noted Corbin nemesis John Cone to do what he does best and count The Lone Wolf down for three.

On Raw, Corbin and Evans struck back, ambushing The Man and her man during their power-couple victory lap. While the two champions turned back their attackers, Corbin and Evans got the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to an offhanded boast that they could take Rollins and Lynch in a Mixed Tag Team Match. Becky accepted on the condition that, should Corbin and Evans lose, neither of them competes against Rollins or The Man ever again, and Rollins agreed to whatever conditions Corbin & Evans chose. Corbin once again showed his canny opportunism by laying a blockbuster stipulation of his own: Both the Universal and Raw Women’s Championships would be at stake; Winners Take All.

The couple that defends their championships together, stays together. At least, that’s what Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch will likely be hoping now that they’ve been roped into a rare, winners-take-all Mixed Tag Team Match against Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans with both the Universal and Raw Women’s Championships at stake.

Some context: Last night, Corbin had rather cleverly selected Evans as his guest ref for his title bout against Rollins, who was pretty chair-happy over the past couple of weeks but wasn't about to turn the steel against The Sassy Southern Belle. However, thanks to Evans consistently abusing her power and making the match no disqualification and no count-out, Lynch rushed the ring to lay a brutal beatdown on Evans, freeing up veteran official and noted Corbin nemesis John Cone to do what he does best and count The Lone Wolf down for three.

On Raw, Corbin and Evans struck back, ambushing The Man and her man during their power-couple victory lap. While the two champions turned back their attackers, Corbin and Evans got the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to an offhanded boast that they could take Rollins and Lynch in a Mixed Tag Team Match. Becky accepted on the condition that, should Corbin and Evans lose, neither of them competes against Rollins or The Man ever again, and Rollins agreed to whatever conditions Corbin & Evans chose. Corbin once again showed his canny opportunism by laying a blockbuster stipulation of his own: Both the Universal and Raw Women’s Championships would be at stake; Winners Take All.

A little time off seems to have done AJ Styles some good. In his first match back after a brief injury, The Phenomenal One knocked off the red-hot, freshly-crowned United States Champion, Ricochet, in a match that was so highly anticipated and competitive that Styles actually stopped when Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson threatened to interfere and wouldn’t restart until they left.

The Good Brothers obeyed and the action began, but for all Ricochet threw at Styles — and he threw a lot, including many maneuvers that defy physical description and mental comprehension — The Phenomenal One was simply too stubborn to lose. Styles dodged Ricochet’s home-run swing of a 630 and blasted his foe with a hard right, setting up a match-ending Phenomenal Forearm. Styles, ever gracious, raised Ricochet’s hand in respect after the match; left unspoken was the fact that this win may well put AJ in line for a title opportunity sooner rather than later. The champion would do well to be ready for that, as he’s used to standing higher than everybody else; if nothing else, Raw showed that he won’t get any rest at the peak before someone shows up to shove him off.

In other action … The Usos & The New Day def. Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival & SmackDown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Rowan (8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match) … 24/7 Champion R-Truth def. Drake Maverick … The Undertaker attacked Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon … and Braun Strowman def. Bobby Lashley (Tug of War) … and
The Viking Raiders def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.

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