WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 Results: Ricochet And The Winners And Losers Of Tacoma Dome PPV

Ricochet captured his first WWE championship on the main roster with a United States Championship win over Samoa Joe.

Credit: WWE.com

WWE Stomping Grounds turned out a surprisingly good pay-per-view that actually might have been the best WWE pay-per-view of 2019. Well-paced, entertaining and devoid of overthinking, WWE Stomping Grounds didn't overstay its welcome with a svelt three-and-a-half hour runtime.

In that sense, everybody was a winner Sunday night.

Winner: Tacoma Dome

WWE Stomping Grounds has been plagued with reports of low attendance, but even in a reportedly half-full arena, nothing was going to deter these fans from having a good time. In a textbook example of indomitable spirit, fans remained hot throughout most of the show, enhancing every match of a perfectly paced pay-per-view along the way. Good on them.

Loser: Lacey Evans 

Lacey Evans has palpable potential as a potential top heel, however her wrestling hasn't caught up to her star power just yet. Fans were champing at the bit to criticize Evans, and she gave them an excuse with an early botch that elicited chants of "you can't wrestle." Common knowledge dictates Evans figures to be demoted after another world title loss, however her presence in the main event—where she did turn out a brilliant heel performance—suggests otherwise.

Winner: Ricochet 

Ricochet's match against Samoa Joe wasn't perfect, and it certainly didn't live up to lofty standards, but it did its job in making Ricochet come off as a big star. Ricochet received a rare televised standing ovation from the WWE locker room following the match, and after months of 50/50 booking, fans are being conditioned to not only care about Ricochet but also to care about the United States Championship.

Loser: Shane McMahon 

It wasn't too long ago that speculation began to run rampant of a potential Shane McMahon WWE Championship win. McMahon was riding high with back-to-back high-profile fluke victories over The Miz and a more surprising win over Roman Reigns at WWE Super ShowDown. But after getting destroyed on Raw and failing to assist Drew McIntyre in a victory at WWE Stomping Grounds, talk of McMahon as a WWE champion is even more ridiculous than it sounded in the first place.

McMahon is scheduled to join Drew McIntyre in a two-on-one match against Roman Reigns Monday night on Raw in what figures to be the swan song to his monster in-ring singles push.

Winner: Daniel Bryan 

Daniel Bryan walked into the Tacoma Dome as a conquering hero and he didn't even pretend to shy away from it. The product of Aberdeen, Wash. was showered with chants of "Daniel Bryan" and even "please recycle" as an already hot crowd came even more unglued for its hometown star. With another win, Bryan and Rowan continue to slowly build a tag team division that was recently on life support.

Loser: Seth Rollins 

In what is quickly becoming one of the strangest mini-traditions in WWE, another Seth Rollins match became the subject of a fan revolt. Many of these instances have been out of Rollins' control, but despite being an elite wrestler, a fan favorite and a top star Rollins has found himself on the wrong side of mass hijacking at least a half-dozen times in recent years.

This time around, Baron Corbin's otherwise logical decision to announce Lacey Evans as the special guest referee drew the ire of the Tacoma Dome, which got personal with WWE by chanting "CM Punk," "AEW" and "this is stupid."

Winner: Bayley 

It wasn't pretty, but Bayley's clean victory over Alexa Bliss was a big moment in the continued resurgence of the SmackDown women's champion. Corey Graves, who is known to be heavily produced by Vince McMahon, made it a point to point out Bayley's evolution from fangirl to a more serious competitor with an edge.

Bayley's Women's Tag Team Championship loss at WrestleMania, while a seemingly rough experience for Sasha Banks, has inadvertently become the best thing that has happened to Bayley in years.

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Ricochet captured his first WWE championship on the main roster with a United States Championship win over Samoa Joe.

Credit: WWE.com

WWE Stomping Grounds turned out a surprisingly good pay-per-view that actually might have been the best WWE pay-per-view of 2019. Well-paced, entertaining and devoid of overthinking, WWE Stomping Grounds didn't overstay its welcome with a svelt three-and-a-half hour runtime.

In that sense, everybody was a winner Sunday night.

Winner: Tacoma Dome

WWE Stomping Grounds has been plagued with reports of low attendance, but even in a reportedly half-full arena, nothing was going to deter these fans from having a good time. In a textbook example of indomitable spirit, fans remained hot throughout most of the show, enhancing every match of a perfectly paced pay-per-view along the way. Good on them.

Loser: Lacey Evans 

Lacey Evans has palpable potential as a potential top heel, however her wrestling hasn't caught up to her star power just yet. Fans were champing at the bit to criticize Evans, and she gave them an excuse with an early botch that elicited chants of "you can't wrestle." Common knowledge dictates Evans figures to be demoted after another world title loss, however her presence in the main event—where she did turn out a brilliant heel performance—suggests otherwise.

Winner: Ricochet 

Ricochet's match against Samoa Joe wasn't perfect, and it certainly didn't live up to lofty standards, but it did its job in making Ricochet come off as a big star. Ricochet received a rare televised standing ovation from the WWE locker room following the match, and after months of 50/50 booking, fans are being conditioned to not only care about Ricochet but also to care about the United States Championship.

Loser: Shane McMahon 

It wasn't too long ago that speculation began to run rampant of a potential Shane McMahon WWE Championship win. McMahon was riding high with back-to-back high-profile fluke victories over The Miz and a more surprising win over Roman Reigns at WWE Super ShowDown. But after getting destroyed on Raw and failing to assist Drew McIntyre in a victory at WWE Stomping Grounds, talk of McMahon as a WWE champion is even more ridiculous than it sounded in the first place.

McMahon is scheduled to join Drew McIntyre in a two-on-one match against Roman Reigns Monday night on Raw in what figures to be the swan song to his monster in-ring singles push.

Winner: Daniel Bryan 

Daniel Bryan walked into the Tacoma Dome as a conquering hero and he didn't even pretend to shy away from it. The product of Aberdeen, Wash. was showered with chants of "Daniel Bryan" and even "please recycle" as an already hot crowd came even more unglued for its hometown star. With another win, Bryan and Rowan continue to slowly build a tag team division that was recently on life support.

Loser: Seth Rollins 

In what is quickly becoming one of the strangest mini-traditions in WWE, another Seth Rollins match became the subject of a fan revolt. Many of these instances have been out of Rollins' control, but despite being an elite wrestler, a fan favorite and a top star Rollins has found himself on the wrong side of mass hijacking at least a half-dozen times in recent years.

This time around, Baron Corbin's otherwise logical decision to announce Lacey Evans as the special guest referee drew the ire of the Tacoma Dome, which got personal with WWE by chanting "CM Punk," "AEW" and "this is stupid."

Winner: Bayley 

It wasn't pretty, but Bayley's clean victory over Alexa Bliss was a big moment in the continued resurgence of the SmackDown women's champion. Corey Graves, who is known to be heavily produced by Vince McMahon, made it a point to point out Bayley's evolution from fangirl to a more serious competitor with an edge.

Bayley's Women's Tag Team Championship loss at WrestleMania, while a seemingly rough experience for Sasha Banks, has inadvertently become the best thing that has happened to Bayley in years.

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