Raw Results – 3/11/19
Raw Results – 3/11/19
PPG Paints Arena
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves
SETH ROLLINS VS SHELTON BENJAMIN:
Seth with a Blockbuster he looks for the kill, but Shelton avoids The Blackout, Rollins sends him to the floor, Tope Suicida countered with a Step-Up Knee, Powerbomb, but Seth turns it into a flash pin for a 2 count, Shelton with a Powerbomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana, Seth with a Slingblade, Leaping Enzugiri, Springboard Lariat for a near fall, Shelton sidesteps the Avada Kedavra & hits a Release German Suplex, F-5 countered, Seth lands on his feet, Avada Kedavra to the ribs then he finishes Shelton with The Blackout for the win
WINNER: SETH ROLLINS
BOBBY LASHLEY VS FINN BALOR:
Lashley with a Complete Shot for a 2 count, Balor counters the Yokosuka Cutter into a rollup for a 2 count, Lashley with a Lawn Dart, Lashley charges, but Finn with a Slingblade, John Woo Dropkick, up top, but Lio Rush rings the bell, Balor chases Rush, to the apron, Shoulder Block for Lashley, Leaping Enzugiri on Rush, Springboard, but Lashley breaks Balor in half with The Murder-Death Spear in mid-air to win the IC Title
WINNER & NEW INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION: BOBBY LASHLEY
Backstage, Baron Corbin is interviewed and a video is played of the things he said about Roman Reigns having to vacate the Universal Championship last year.
He admits he said it but he’s not gonna worry about hurting people’s feelings. He says again that he wanted Roman gone, and now that he’s back, great, but overcoming that disease took its toll and he’s going to be exposed tonight
Ronda Rousey makes her entrance and we get a recap of last night’s match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
She tells the crowd to take their applause and shove it and says she doesn’t give a damn what any of these bandwagon bitches think and says Becky’s a coward and the hero we deserve. Every one of us booing her would cower before her if we didn’t have the safety of the barrier. She’s come to desecrate our place of worship and humiliate and embarrass Charlotte and Becky on the grandest stage of them all.
She wants to expose WWE as the carny con artists they’ve always been and walk out of WrestleMania as Raw Women’s Champion, and no one can stop them. In fact, WWE can make it into a handicap match and she’d be embarassed to break a sweat. They and anyone who believes in this charade is a joke.
Enter Dana Brooke. She tells Ronda we’ve heard enough of her and she’s got nothing to lose so she’s not going to let her disrespect WWE, the WWE Universe, or the women’s locker room. She may not be a bigtime fighter but she loves this business and she worked her tail off to get here and earn the respect of the locker room, to prove that she belongs here.
Each week on Raw she fights for a chance, and doesn’t always get the time of day, let alone a match, so she might not be on TV, and she’s not a household name, but all she wants is just one chance. Ronda usually offers an open challenge the night after a pay-per-view, well her name is Dana Brooke and she accepts.
Ronda shrugs her jacket off and attacks Dana without the formality of a match! Ushi-Goshis on the floor, back inside, roll-through… PIPER’S PIT! Wristlock, letting her think about it… and Rousey decides she won’t do the armbar unless it’s on PPV. SHE SLAPS THE SHIT OUT OF A REFEREE!
ALEISTER BLACK & RICOCHET VS BOBBY ROODE & CHAD GABLE:
Double R Spinebuster on Black for a 2 count, Black with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Roode & Gable with a German Suplex/Blockbuster combo on Ricochet for a near fall, Glorious DDT countered into a rollup for a near fall, they trade flash pins for 2 counts, Benadryller on Roode, Ricochet drops Gable then Aleister finishes Roode with Black Mass for the win
WINNERS: ALEISTER BLACK & RICOCHET
Revival attack Ricochet & Black on the ramp after the match
And now time for a Moment of Bliss. She talks about how the WWE Universe has been buzzing about her scoop and she’s ready to dish it out. She says we’ve had the Rock host WrestleMania but this year’s host is more electrifying and has more positivity than New Day. Who is it? Drum roll… It’s Alexa Bliss, of course. She acts mock flustered and says it’s such an honor for the WWE Universe and we’re welcome.
Because finally, WrestleMania will be hosted by the brighest star on the grandest stage of all, and this has been your Moment of Bliss.
We get a video package of the Saturday Night Live guys’ appearance on Raw last week.
Braun Strowman is interviewed backstage and says that guy better stay away from him. He doesn’t care if he’s got the right or not, he liked jacking him up by his neck. A crew member informs Braun his car is here, but he wasn’t waiting for a car
Braun is informed the car came with a card, and he demands the guy read it.
It says last week they all did things they regret, so the cast of Saturday Night Live got him this brand new car, and they hope he treats it better than Vince McMahon’s limousine. He says he’s gonna see what it’s made of… AND TEARS THE DAMN DOOR OFF! He’s angry he can’t fit in it, it’s too small! Tearing the driver’s seat out, elbowing the windshield, ripping the hood off, stomping the bumper down, he’s wrecking this like he’s between levels in Final Fight, folks.
He gives a fender to the guy and tells him to tell the SNL guys they’re gonna get These Hands the next time he sees them.
Elias is in the ring to sing us a song.
He says he pledged not to come back to his hometown of Pittsburgh until he was a star, and here he is. He says it’s a miracle he’s a success because the majority of folks from here are enormous wastes of life. It’s the miserable people that hold the great people back, and–
Enter No Way Jose and his conga line. Elias dropkicks him while he’s partying and starts beating up his line! Clubbing away at Jose, putting boots to him, up on the ramp… DRIFT AWAY!
Commentary tosses to a video package announcing Harlem Heat’s induction to the WWE Hall of Fame.
Lacey Evans enters… and leaves
Natalya gets on the mic.
She says after last night she’s been thinking about who has her back, and she thought Ronda Rousey did, but she didn’t have her back like she thought. She doesn’t trust Nia or Tamina, but she knows her best friend will have her back
NIA JAX W/TAMINA VS NATALYA W/BETH PHOENIX:
Tamina grabs Nattie’s leg, The Fabulous Firebird’s seen enough & goes right after Jax to cause a dq
WINNER: NIA JAX
Thesz Press into punches, Tamina runs in and Beth fends her off too and tends to Nattie!
We go backstage where Nia and Tamina are being attacked by Boss and Hug Connection, referees and road agents pulling them apart! It takes all of Fit Finlay’s strength to keep Sasha Banks held back!
Backstage a vehicle pulls up and Batista gets out of it, immediately attended to by a gaggle of personal security
(Behold, the king!)
(The king of kings!)
(On your knees, dog.)
HHH makes his entrance in full asskicker mode and paces the ring, waiting.
Enter Batista, mic in hand.
He pauses at the top of the ramp to let his personal security, including the Savage Gentleman, Victor Benjamin get between him and Hunter. He takes a nice long beat and Triple asks if he’s gonna pose like a nose ring model and if the security’s here to protect him from Dave.
Batista says unlike Hunter he’s not stupid. He learned from the dirtiest players in the game, HHH himself and Ric Flair. He can admit, security’s here for his protection, because he knows HHH’s sledgehammer is close by and that’s Hunter’s biggest mistake, underestimating him. They’re going to do this on his terms, and he wants Hunter to give him what he wants.
HHH says he’s not giving Dave a damn thing, and why should he? How many times has he quit this company and walked away and he’s supposed to just hand him stuff because he’s a big movie star now? He’s not giving him anything, which leads him to the next option, since he’s too big of a coward to come down to the ring, HHH will step out of the ring, tear through the Guardians of the Independent Scene or whatever they are and beat his ass on the stage!
Batista says they’re not doing this that way, if he comes out of the ring he’ll be long gone by the time HHH gets here. And yeah he quit, because he wanted to get as far away from Hunter as he could, always looking down on him and shutting him out. Triple knows what he wants, he’s been asking for years, and he’s gonna give it to him or he’s gonna continue hurting people he loves.
Hunter demands that Dave be a man and face him in the ring like a man. Batista says it’s tearing Hunter apart to not be fighting him but he needs him to say it, to give him what he wants, and HHH doesn’t want to do it because he’s not in control. Triple reiterates that he’ll give him the beating but Dave says he wants him at WrestleMania. Hunter asks if that’s really it, if he’s become this just for a WrestleMania match… HE’S ON!
Batista thanks him and says that’s all he ever wanted, one last match to end his career on his terms… and to end Hunter’s career on his terms. He tells HHH he’ll see him at Mania and starts leaving. Triple says he’s right, he’ll see him at WrestleMania, but he better dig down deep inside and find whatever scrap is left of the Animal, because when they get to Mania, it might be on Dave’s terms, but the match will be on his.
Bring everything you have, because it’ll be no rules, no restrictions, no law… NO HOLDS BARRED!
KURT ANGLE VS APOLLO CREWS:
Crews with a Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, Angle with a Trifecta of German Suplexes for a near fall, Olympic Slam countered, Apollo with a Enzugiri then a Standing Moonsault for a near fall, up top, Kurt avoids the Frog Splash & hits The Olympic Slam for the win for the final match in his hometown
WINNER: KURT ANGLE
He shakes Apollo’s hand before leaving
Drew McIntyre ambushes Roman Reigns before the start of his match!
Hammering punches, throwing the Big Dog into the post and letting him crash to the floor, following after to jaw at him but Roman fires up with right hands! Drew takes a step back… CLAYMORE! Jawing at him more, waiting for Reigns to rise… A SECOND CLAYMORE PUTS HIS HEAD INTO THE POST! He promises Roman that this is just the beginning! Referees come down to separate them and a trainer checks on the Big Dog.
Here comes Seth Rollins to check on Reigns as well, but Roman says he’s not doing this out here and Seth says that’s okay and gets the trainer to back off while encouraging him to say he’s not okay if he’s not okay. Reigns says he’s just got a little headache and he’s okay and they start making their way up the ramp together
The Shield are walking backstage, taking Roman to go get checked out.
Dean Ambrose is furious and stays outside the trainer’s room, storming off like a man on a mission when he runs into Triple H. He demands a match against Drew McIntyre tonight, no disqualification, no count-out, falls count anywhere! Hunter smiles at him and says hell yeah, he’s on!
Dean makes his entrance and Drew comes out with a mic in hand. He wants to know if he’s going to take his beating like a man or squeal like his pathetic brother and Ambrose charges down to hand out an asskicking!
DEAN AMBROSE VS DREW MCINTYRE:
Ambrose with a Double Ax Handle off the stage they go into the crowd and up the stairs, Drew sends him into the hand rail then slams Ambrose into a wall, he tries to throw Dean out of the press box, but Ambrose chows down on his hand then hits a Double Ax Handle off the press table, Ambrose slams Drew through the concession stand then gets a bit of popcorn, McIntyre sends Dean into the t-shirt wall, back to ringside, Drew drives the steps into Ambrose’s face for a 2 count, another shot with the steps for a 2 count, Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, Drew says he’s going to destroy Shield one-by-one, Ambrose kicks him right in the nuts and goes right after Drew, McIntyre with a chair to the back then Press Slams him into the hockey boards of the tech area, Dean sends McIntyre on a rids on an anvil case then hits a Elbow Drop for a 2 count, Small Package by the announce table on the stage for a 2 count, Drew tears apart the announce table, but Dean with a Back Suplex on the table and rains down fists, McIntyre with a low blow then stabs Dean in the eye, Lawn Dart into the led board and again for a near fall, he traps Dean’s head in the railing & hits a Claymore Kick knocking the rail down and Dean off the stage then goes for the cover for the win
WINNER: DREW MCINTYRE
McIntyre stands on the announce table and points at the sign as Ambrose slowly starts to rise.
He gets down… ANOTHER CLAYMORE! as the show ends