Raw Results – 4/15/19
Raw Results – 4/15/19
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves
Stephanie McMahon making her entrance.
She welcomes us to the show and to the Superstar Shake-Up before introducing her brother Shane McMahon, who calls Mike Rome over to give him the same treatment he gives Greg Hamilton on Tuesday nights, tonight demanding an announcement in French as well because Quebec, only to be faced with the fact that Rome doesn’t speak French, so Shane does it himself.
He turns it into an excuse to dump on Quebecois French before they continue, and Steph introduces the concept of the Superstar Shake-Up. She goes to introduce the first Shake-Up… MIZ IS HERE AND BEATING THE HOLY HELL OUT OF SHANE MCMAHON!
Shane rams him into the post and tees off with punches against the barricade before clotheslining him into the crowd. The A-Lister gets a chair and nails McMahon with it, hammering him back into the ring and dispatching him
RICOCHET, ALEISTER BLACK, CURT HAWKINS & ZACK RYDER VS THE REVIVAL & THE WAR RAIDERS:
Ricochet with a Basement Dropkick on Dash for a 2 count, Rowe with a Knee to Hawkins for a 2 count, he slams Hanson on top of Hawkins for a 2 count, Revival with a Double Legdrop on Hawkins for a 2 count, Dash with a Double Ax Handle for a 2 count, Zack with a Second Rope Rough Ryder on Dawson for a 2 count, Hanson with a cartwheel then a Lariat on Hawkins then the Raiders throw him to the floor, East 10 Mile to Ryder and The Raiders pin Zack with Fall Out for the win
WINNERS: THE WAR RAIDERS & THE REVIVAL
Cedric Alexander is coming to Raw
Zelina Vega introduces herself and her business associate and mockingly puts Finn over before talking Almas and his talents up as Balor’s equal and opposite. She talks about how they don’t speak English as a first language here in Montreal, and passes the mic to Andrade for a promo in Spanish
FINN BALOR VS ANDRADE W/ZELINA VEGA:
Andrade with a Running Meteora for a 2 count, Balor blocks La Sombra, Finn counters the Inverted Tornado DDT into a Final Cut for a 2 count, Andrade with a Cartwheel Pele, he goes for the Double Moonsault, but Finn gets the knees up, Shotgun Dropkick, up top, Andrade ties him to the Tree of Woe, Double Stomp, but Finn avoids it, back up, Andrade avoids the Coup de Grace, La Sombra countered into a Small package for a near fall, he sends Andrade to the floor, Tope con Hilo, he sends Andrade back in, ref distracted, Vega with a Hurricanrana off the apron onto Balor, Andrade sends him back in & finishes Finn with La Sombra for the win
Elias is here to sing us a song.
He plays a few bars of the Undertaker’s theme before talking about how his music is so powerful that it brought both the Doctor of Thuganomics and the Deadman back. And why do these legends interrupt his legend? It could be jealousy but it runs deeper than that, he says, it’s because WWE stands for “walk with Elias.” He’s got a real special song tonight, and anybody that interrupts won’t ever be able to show their face again–
Enter Rey Mysterio, back on Raw!
Ducking and dodging, laying strikes in on the Drifter, to the apon, shoulder thrust, springboard slips but he manages to get something and dropkicks Elias to the floor! 619 as a feint as the Drifter runs away!
Enter Lars Sullivan, who gets in the ring and tries to beat Rey up but the greatest of all time puts his foot down on the gas and keeps getting away from him. Off the ropes and Lars finally gets him with the Freak Accident! Up for a Sit-Out Powerbomb!
Bobby Roode & Chad Gable are in the ring to cut a promo.
Roode says there’s been a lot of changes tonight but the one thing that will not change is the fact that when Gable and he are on their game they can beat any tag team here in WWE. Chad shushes the crowd and says they’re on their game tonight, and if anybody doubts that, the invitation is open and they’re right here. Who wants some? THE USOS WANT SOME!
BOBBY ROODE & CHAD GABLE VS THE USOS:
Roode posts Jey for a 2 count, Gable tries a Crossface Chickenwing, but he fights out, Jimmy with a Samoan Drop on Gable, Running Butt-Butt for a 2 count, Gable with a Juji-Gatame over the rope, German Suplex/Blockbuster combo for a 2 count, Rude Awakening/Moonsault blocked, Gable ducks a Superkick, Gable tries The Chaos Theory, but Jey with a blind tag, Superkick, Double Superkick, a pair for Roode then they finish Gable with The Double Samoan Splash for the win
WINNERS: THE USOS
Alexa Bliss welcomes us to her show.
She says this may be her last nigth on Monday Night Raw but if that’s the case she’d love nothing more than to give us a proper goodbye in French, and her guest tonight is perfect to help out with that, Sami Zayn!
He takes his time dancing to his entrance theme to the delight of his hometown crowd, and when he finally stops…
…it starts right back up again and he goes back to dancing and soaking in the love from Montreal. He then addresses the crowd in French briefly before starting up his “OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE!” chant and finally sitting down to start the interview for real. Alexa says it’s fantastic to see him back on Raw, to which Zayn says he’s been in the city all week and it’s been great seeing his friends and family.
The city’s great! But the people… god. The low point of his week is probably right now, just being in this room with all these people. It’s hard to explain, it’s just so… Quebec. Being honest he doesn’t really want to be here tonight, but it’s funny. Nine months ago he’d have been looking forward to this kind of response, but now the cheers make him a bit sick.
See, the crowd projects all their issues onto Sami and he’s not accepting it. He thinks it’s disgusting and they should all be ashamed of themselves. Bliss asks if he really thinks that and goes to bat for the people on Montreal, to which Zayn says he was born here but these are not his people, and he doesn’t even live here anymore. He chose to leave before, just like he’s choosing to leave right now, and he knows where he’s going.
The crowd chants a bit of Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, to which Sami says he’ll see them in hell
We get a replay of a WWE.com video from earlier of them talking to Bayley and trying to console her over her inability to get ahold of Sasha Banks right now. Bayley promises them a fight with another tag partner tonight
THE IICONICS VS BAYLEY VS NAOMI:
Naomi blocks a Sick Knee From Sydney attempt, Bayley to Belly on Royce then Naomi finishes Kay with a Split-Leg Moonsault for the win
WINNERS: NAOMI & BAYLEY
Another one of the video packages with Bray Wyatt’s shiny new buzzard puppet.
Braun Strowman is EC3’s opponent!
Strowman blasts EC3 before the bell, biel across the ring and another one! Stinger splash, tossing him to the floor and running him down after, right hands, fighting all around the stage… CHOKESLAM THROUGH THE STAGE!
(So who exactly did EC3 piss off? He barely gets any time for months and now he gets completely annihilated in a matter of moments)
BECKY LYNCH VS RUBY RIOTT W/THE RIOTT SQUAD:
Ruby with a STO for a 2 count, Lynch with a Exploder Suplex, up top, but Ruby cuts her off, Ruby up top & hits an Imploding Senton for a 2 count, back up top, Lynch avoids the Double Stomp, Dis-Arm-Her, but Logan & Morgan pull Ruby to safety, Becky wipes them out, back in the ring and locks in The Dis-Arm-Her and Ruby taps out
WINNER: BECKY LYNCH
Becky wipes out Logan then hits a Wrist-Clutch Exploder on Liv
Backstage for an interview with our heel trio of Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre. Lio Rush is also there. Corbin asks Charly Caruso if she’s been traded but she asks the questions here, pal. McIntyre doesn’t care who their mystery opponent is, and the only thing he cares about is getting his hands on Roman Reigns. Baron says Seth and Roman are riding high, but he’s the guy that ran Kurt Angle out of WWE and tonight they’re going to run Rollins and Reigns off of Raw.
Rush says the question you have to ask is who’s stupid enough to team against Lashley, and that closes the interview out
Natalya congratulates Becky on her historic win and says she’s dreamed her entire life of main eventing WrestleMania and turned her dream into reality. AND she was the first woman to pin Ronda Rousey, as well as the first to win both current women’s titles on the same night. And last week she talked about needing to sleep with one eye open, so Nattie wants her to know that she’s the best there is, best there was, and the entirety of Uncle Bret’s catchphrase.
Lynch says okay, she’s spent years in the trenches with underappreciated women like Neidhart, and the second she held the two titles up she knew those overlooked women would hunt her down just like she did Ronda and Charlotte Flair, but that’s the nature of this business. She says they traveled the world as teenagers just trying to get a foot in the door and look at them now!
And since Nattie built the revolution from the ground up, it’d be a pleasure–
Enter Lacey Evans, in her ring gear for once. She says these “nasties” need to stop discussing a title match amongst themselves, because a lady knows how to curry favor and get exactly what she wants, and now that she’s officially on Monday Night Raw, what she wants is the Raw Women’s Championship. And, per the McMahons, she has the authority to tell Nattie they’ll be wrestling in a #1 contender’s match for that title… tonight!
NATALYA VS LACEY EVANS:
Nattie with a Slingshot Atomic Drop then Nattie by Nature and throws Lacey to the floor, Lacey kicks away a Sharpshooter attempt, Cobra Clutch, swings Nattie out and slams her down, knee to the arm for a 2 count, back to the Cobra Clutch, Nattie throws her off, Nattie by Nature, Sharpshooter, but Lacey makes it o the rope, Nattie drives her into the barricade, back in, she spins Lacey around, but Lacey is waiting and decks Nattie with The Woman’s Right, she doesn’t go for the cover, up to the second rope then leaps to the top rope and hits a Turnaround Moonsault for the win
WINNER: LACEY EVANS
Backstage, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns are interviewed about their mystery partner. Rollins plays like he’s gonna give it away and Roman says everybody’s gotta wait. Seth admits this is the honeymoon phase and life’s good– he’s champion and his brother is back and better than ever… but for their opponents tonight, life isn’t going to be so good. They’re not going to forget about how Dean Ambrose was treated by Bobby Lashley last week.
Regardless of whether this is their last week on Raw, Reigns says, they’re gonna tear it down in Montreal
We get footage of a creepy dollhouse with flickering lights and a rocking horse rocking with no one on it. Pan past some dolls and stuffed animals, and a ventriloquist dummy in a black dress rocks in a rocking chair before stopping suddenly and laughing
DREW MCINTYRE, BARON CORBIN & BOBBY LASHLEY W/LIO RUSH VS ROMAN REIGNS, SETH ROLLINS & AJ STYLES:
McIntyre with a Glasgow Kiss to Roman for a 2 count, Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, Corbin with Black Hole Sun for a 2 count, Rollins with a Slingblade to Corbin, Slingshot Plancha on Lashley, Black Hole Sun countered into a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Avada Kedavra, he looks for the kill, a distraction allows Corbin to block, he goes for a Superplex, Seth fights him off & hits a Blockbuster, Phenomenal Blitz to Lashley, Pele Kick, one for Corbin, he tries a Styles Clash, but Drew with the Claymore Kick, Superman Punch countered into a Belly to Belly Suplex, he looks for a Claymore into the post, but Roman with a Superman Punch, Drive-By on Corbin, AJ looks for the kill, Rush with a distraction & Lashley catches him with a Yokosuka Cutter, Blackout, Roman breaks Lashley in half with a Spear then AJ finishes him with The Phenomenal Forearm for the win
WINNERS: AJ STYLES, ROMAN REIGNS & SETH ROLLINS