Jul 22, 2019 - by staff

On a night that will see the largest reunion in WWE History, the Amalie Arena will see Seth Rollins prepare for the SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar. Also, what will Ricochet’s revenge on the Club look like? Will the Fiend appear, and will their be any other surprises? This is “The Real Deal” Billy Rouse, and welcome to the RAW ZONE!


The show kicks off with John Cena! Cena gets a microphone. The WWE Universe is pleased to see him. You mean to tell me all he had to do was be a part of Raw Reunion and they’d be nice? He announces Hogan, DX & Stone Cold to massive cheers. He calls WWE  his home now and forever. Cena is just as excited as on day one.


The Uso’s music hit. They come out and talk. They go for the cheap pop by mentioning Cena and say the crowd wants the Uso’s & Cena to rap. The battle starts and John mentions arrests. The Uso’s introduce Rikishi to dance. Cena hands Kishi the mic. Rikishi tells Cena to back that ass up and turn around. The Revival interrupt before they can dance, and so does D-Von Dudley!


Backstage, Hogan & Jimmy Hart are talking as we head to break. Tag team action is next, as it’s the Revival VS The Uso’s.

Booker T’s music hits, and he joins the announcers.

We’re back from the break and it’s match time!

The bell rings and we’re underway. Backdrop pair and a tag . Snapmare gets a two. Dawson gets nailed and a flapjack leads to a tag to Wilder. Two count. Dawson tags. Turnbuckle and a spinning elbow. Dawson throws the bandanna at Rikishi and tags out. Double team. Uso pushed off the top rope and eats the barricade. Assisted suplex for a two. Back elbow. Wilder tags in for the stomps. Rear chin lock grounds Jey. Dawson tags in, headbutts the post. Both teams tag. Samoan Drop. Lucha kick by Jimmy. Crossbody countered, two count. Running hip attack, Dawson tags in. German suplex for a two. D-Von & Rikishi face off. Distraction leads to a superkick, tag & a Superfly Splash to get the victory.

Winners via pinfall: The Uso’s


Backstage, Kaitlyn, Alicia Fox & Dana Brooke are talking. Torrie Wilson is here too. Santino shows up. Drew McIntyre shows up. McIntyre faces Cedric Alexander, next!


Backstage, Charly Caruso interviews Fabulous Truth. Renee Michelle shows up to confront Fabulous Truth. Drake Maverick sneaks up and wins the 24/7 Championship. They flee and The Godfather shows up to dance with Charly.

New 24/7 Champion: Drake Maverick




Drew is in the ring awaiting Cedric for action.

Drew big boots Cedric and gets embarrassed after. Cedric hits the post back first. Cedric rammed into the barricade. Drew hits the Psycho Slam into the apron.

Match is a no contest.


Backstage, the Viking Raiders are warming up. Get ready for war, next!


Backstage, Drake Maverick is hiding, but Boogeyman shows up. Drake trips and Pat Patterson puns him for the 24/7 Championship.

New 24/7 Champion: Pat Patterson


Christian joins the announcers and Lillian Garcia announces the match.

PRETAPE: Viking Raiders

The Viking Raiders VS Hawkins & Ryder

the bell rings and the raid begins. Double dropkick hits Ivar. Hawkins gets a two. Ryder tags in and gets creamed by Erik. Ivar tags in for a two. Cross face and Erik tags in. Ivar bodyslammed and a two count. Hawkins tagged, Ivar tagged. Big splash and a double team. Flying Viking by Ivar. Erik tags, and Viking Experience gets the fall.

Winners via pinfall: Viking Raiders


Jimmy Hart partying with Eve, Santino, Eric Bischoff, Kaitlyn, Foxy & Mike Kanellis. Maria bitches . Ron Simmons shows up, grabs Hart’s megaphone and hits “DAMN!” through the megaphone.


Backstage, Samoa Joe is headed to the ring.


Backstage, the Club is talking. They are now known as the O.C. (Original Club). They discuss Seth Rollins. Pat Patterson got beat by Gerald Brisco for the 24/7 Championship. Kelly Kelly greets Brisco, low blow, she wins the belt

New 24/7 Champion: Gerald Brisco

New 24/7 Champion: Kelly Kelly


Joe is in the ring. He gets a microphone and introduces himself. He has come to Tampa to point out a vile atrocity. We came to Tampa to celebrate Raw. Shows like Raw Reunion are a plague to the WWE. They allow the fans to indulge their ridiculous addiction to nostalgia. Instead of Samoa Joe, they got The Uso’s and Rikishi. Roman Reigns’ music hits. Joe insulted the Samoan Dynasty. Roman has a microphone. Joe already said something about Roman’s family. Joe tries the cheap shot, but it takes another cheap shot for Joe to get an advantage. Joe is decimating Roman. Joe mocks Reigns and hits a Superman Punch. Joe wants to fight outside, Roman wants it in the ring. Joe says he’s not doing a damn thing for these people. Roman apologizes and says not all Samoans are cowards. Samoa Joe accepts the match.


Roman Reigns VS Samoa Joe

Reigns starts out hot, but Joe posts him. Right hand. Snapmare and a neck lock. Running forearm gets a two count. Stomp and a modified camel clutch. Elbow and a headbutt. Joe rag dolls Reigns and hits the Samoan Suicide. Chops and punches by Joe. Drive By connects. Running clothesline to Joe. 10 corner clotheslines, kick. Inverted atomic drop, face kick, back senton, two count. Cocquina Clutch. Spear gets the pin.

Winner via pinfall: Roman Reigns


Quiet on the set, as it’s time for the Miz and MizTV!

Miz introduces his guest tonight, “The Beastslayer” Seth Rollins.

RAW RECAP: Battle royal last week


Miz talks about Seth’s week.


Seth talks about Lesnar, calling him “a real Godzilla looking bastard.” Seth calls him a Seth Rollins wannabe, which draws Paul Heyman’s mouth to open. Heyman is in gorilla. Rollins says it took Lesnar four years to repay the favor from WM30. Rollins gives Heyman five seconds to come to the ring before he stomps his head through the ramp. Any man can lose, and Lesnar is a man. Talk switches to AJ Styles. Tampa, FL! It is time to ignite the fire and BURN IT DOWN!


Backstage, Charly Caruso interviews Sami Zayn. Jillian Hall is there. Rey Mysterio steps up and tells Zayn to respect the legends. Zayn & Rey face off until Angle tells them to settle it in the ring.


Backstage, Kelly is celebrating with Candice Michelle, Naomi & Melina. Melina is a ref, so Candice wins the 24/7 Championship. As she celebrates, Madusa attacks and chokes Candice. Melina calls it a win and Madusa says she won’t be Champion long

New 24/7 Champion: Candice Michelle

New 24/7 Champion: Madusa


Coach joins the announcers.


Rey Mysterio VS Sami Zayn

Pretty even start until Rey catches his knee in the ropes. Right hand & a rear chin lock to Rey. Spinning Powerbomb gets a two. Rey floors Sami. Leg kick to Zayn. Cassadora sets the 619 up. Zayn counters. Zayn tried to escape, but RVD, Sgt Slaughter, Hurricane & Kurt Angle come out to block. Zayn heads in the ring. Back kick, hurricanrana, 619, Five Star Frog Splash, pin.

Winner via pinfall: Rey Mysterio


Postmatch show of respect by Rey. Backstage, Flair gets out of a black limo.




Street Prophets are backstage. Mark Henry is mentioned.


Alundra Blayze comes out with the 24/7 Championship. Alundra gets a mic and a trash can. Ted DiBiase’s music hits. Ted offers to buy the belt. He pulls out cash and becomes 24/7 Champion.

New 24/7 Champion: “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase




Jerry Lawler joins the announcers for this next match.



Seth Rollins VS AJ Styles w/The O.C.

Here we go! Headlock, lock up, side headlock to AJ. Irish Whip, tackle. Turnbuckle to Seth, dueling chops. Two count. Discus Forearm rocks AJ. Hangman on AJ. The OC is stalking Seth, but DX even the odds. Dueling punches and a Slingblade on AJ. Blockbuster connects. Springboard Knee. Superkick. Avada Kedavra and The OC interfere for the DQ.

Winner via DQ: Seth Rollins


postmatch, The OC try to Too Sweet DX. They get the crotch chop. OC get chairs, only for The Outsiders, X-Pac & Road Dogg to come out for the save. Road Dogg hands the mic to Seth Rollins for the tagline. The Kliq embrace around Seth.


Mark Henry & Mick Foley are shown backstage.


Backstage, Ted DiBiase is shown getting into a limo with the 24/7 Championship, only to be pinned by Drake Maverick. Drake & Renee get out and the Stampede is on!


Mick Foley is in the ring when Drake & The Stampede come through the ring. Mick says he’s gonna get his hands on that belt. The Fiend shows up first. The Fiend gets the Mandible Claw on Foley.


Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross come out, and it’s time for “A Moment of Bliss” with guest Becky Lynch. Before Bliss can finish her first question, Natalya comes out. Natalya says if Becky has something to say, she can do it to her face.

RAW RECAP: Last week.

Natalya talks about meeting Becky in Japan. Lynch talks about Ronda Rousey and SummerSlam. A catfight erupts and refs break it up.


Backstage, Charly Caruso interviews Natalya.


Drake & Renee go to get in the limo, but Carmella kicks Renee as R-Truth regains the title

New 24/7 Champion: R-Truth


Braun Strowman comes out for action

Braun Strowman VS Randy Rowe

Strowman hits two Beale throws, a big boot, a chokeslam and the pin.

Winner via squash: Braun Strowman



WOOO! Ric Flair comes out. The legends come out to toast to Raw. Hogan comes out to his own music. He does the Mick Foley cheap pop. The glass breaks and Stone Cold is out to the ring! The cooler is in the ring, which means a beer bash! Austin gets a couple of beers and toasts with Broken Skull IPA. He gets a microphone. He calls for a hell yeah three times and gets it. He calls attention to the stage and pays respect to the legends. He pays respect to the crew and the WWE Universe, calling us all part of the WWE Family. He recaps his week in his classic promo style. WHAT?! Austin calls the legends down for a drink and toasts to the fans. Austin & HHH hug. Austin tells a story and shoots. The show goes off the air with the legends toasting.


My take: Awesome show. Happy to see a lot of them. The 24/7 title though is becoming a joke. A little note, in three weeks I’m going to make an announcement about the Raw Zone’s future. For Steve Gerweck & the rest of Gerweck.net, this is “The Real Deal” Billy Rouse. Thank you and good night!

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