The June 17th episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. It was the final episode of RAW before WWE Stomping Grounds this Sunday. Here are 8 takeaways from the show:
8Elias Had A Rough Night
Elias kicked off this show by making fun of Anthony Davis for wanting to move to Los Angeles and play for the Lakers. He added that he would rather be anywhere else than LA but he was invited here tonight by Baron Corbin. Elias took off his jacket and revealed that he was wearing a referee shirt.
Elias announced that Corbin picked him to be the special referee at Stomping Grounds. Universal Champion snuck up behind Elias and struck him several times with a steel chair. The WWE Universe chanted “burn it down!” as Rollins grabbed a microphone.
Seth shouted that he was done playing games and said that this was a message for anyone considering to be the special referee at Stomping Grounds. Rollins held up the steel chair and said that this is what awaits them on the other side.
Seth warned whoever is the special referee to choose wisely, no matter what Baron Corbin promises them. The Miz then came down to the ring for a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match and delivered a Skull Crushing to Elias. Lashley came down the ramp and hit Elias with a Spear. Cesaro then swung Elias around the ring several times. Ricochet then planted Elias with a Codebreaker and Strowman followed that up with a Running Powerslam.