WWE RAW aired from the Performance Center in Orlando. New United States Champion Apollo Crews defended the title tonight and RAW Women’s Champion Asuka squared off against NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. Seth Rollins hosted Rey Mysterio’s “Retirement Ceremony” on this week’s show as well.
In addition to the takeaways below, Rob Gronkowski was filming a dance for Tik Tok in Foxborough, MA. R-Truth came up behind him and rolled Gronk up to win the 24/7 Championship.
RAW Results (6/1):
- Aleister Black def. Seth Rollins
- Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens def. Andrade & Angel Garza
- Billie Kay def. Nikki Cross
- Nia Jax def. Kairi Sane
- R-Truth def. Rob Gronkowski to become the new 24/7 Champion
- Charlotte Flair def. Asuka via countout
- Drew McIntyre def. MVP
Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:
5Aleister Black Defeated Seth Rollins In A Great Match
Rollins, Murphy, and Theory came down to the ring to begin this week’s RAW. Seth said it his duty as a leader to appreciate Rey Mysterio and that he was chosen as a sacrifice to the greater good of Monday Night RAW. Rollins referred to Rey as a generous man that presented himself in Seth’s darkest hour so that he could properly lead Money Night RAW. Rollins then presented a video package to honor Mysterio that featured Seth shoving Rey’s eyes into the steel steps.
Seth stated that Rey is a first ballot Hall of Famer and it would be his honor to induct him into the HOF. Aleister Black rushed the ring and kicked Seth in the face. Black then battled Rollins in a singles match as Murphy & Theory were ringside.
Match Recap: Aleister Black beat Rollins down in the corner and Seth rolled out of the ring to regroup. Back in the ring, Rollins hit a Dropkick as Black was distracted with Murphy and Theory. Seth followed it up with a Suplex for a two count. Rollins sent Black out of the ring and leveled him with a Suicide Dive. Murphy and Theory surrounded Black but Humberto Carrillo rushed down the entrance ramp as RAW went to a break.
When RAW returned, Black hit Rollins with a knee to the face and followed it up with a springboard Moonsault for a two count. Aleister hit a German Suplex and went for the cover but Rollins kicked out at the last moment. Seth battled back with the Falcon Arrow for another near fall. Rollins went for a Frog Splash but Aleister got his knees up.
Black booted Seth into the ring post and Rollins tumbled out of the ring. Aleister hit another Moonsault outside the ring as RAW went to a commercial break. When RAW returned, Rollins hit the Frog Splash and went for the cover but Black was able to kick out at two.
Seth connected with a Powerbomb but Black quickly battled back with a running knee to the face. Aleister set up for Black Mass but Murphy and Theory hopped on the apron. Humberto tripped them up but Murphy and Theory wound up beating Carrillo down. Black then rolled up Seth Rollins for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Rollins, Theory, and Murphy attacked Carrillo and Black. Murphy and Theory held up Aleister and forced him to watch Seth deliver the Stomp to Carrillo. Seth hit Aleister with the Stomp before posing in the ring.
Opinion: Aleister Black and Rollins put on a great match tonight. Aleister Black picked up a big win but Rollins was the one standing tall after the match. I hope they continue to add to Rollins’ group of disciples and make it a dominant heel faction that everyone has to deal with on RAW.