Raw Results – 5/20/19
Raw Results – 5/20/19
Albany, New York
Times Union Center
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves
Brock Lesnar, making his entrance with the briefcase on his shoulder like it’s a boombox playing his music.
He tosses the briefcase to Paul Heyman and they make their way to the ring. Paul E gets on the mic and does his usual introduction and says he hears the paranoia permeating through the room as it well should, because just think of the conspiracy theories unfolding in front of your very eyes. His client has heard the theory that they hatched this plan as soon as they saw Sami Zayn get Braun Strowman out of the match, that somehow, some way, somebody had a back route into the XL Center, that somehow they could sneak Brock in…
…but how do you sneak Lesnar into an arena? That some way, somehow, Sami was lured, beaten up, hung upside down, and then somebody with the right political connects made a quick negotiation for Brock to be the eighth contestant in the match. But these theories give them way too much credit, and why not blame Lesnar for killing JFK?
This is how it goes– if he’s WWE or Universal Champion, he’s a paranoid man right now, because whenever they appear at a WWE event, they’re vulnerable to the greatest assassin in WWE history, who now literally has a contract on their reigns. Seth Rollins first, every time he comes out, he has to be paranoid that Brock will strike at that time, and as his father “Tricky” Dickie Dangerously taught him, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.
But good news, the whole world isn’t against him, just Brock Lesnar. But Paul would rather have the entire world than just one Brock, and now he has to defend the title any time that Lesnar demands.
(BURN IT DOWN!)
Enter Seth Rollins.
He gets on the mic and says he should be ecstatic tonight after being in the fight for his life against AJ Styles and winning, but he’s not in a good mood, because he’s got to come out here and see this. But he’ll cut to the chase, he’s trying to be the champion that Brock never had the guts to be, and he can’t do that with that contract over his head.
So this is what he proposes– he knows he can beat Lesnar, so why not be a man and cash in tonight, man vs. man, right now! Heyman says Seth has to play Brock’s game before getting drowned out by the roar of the crowd at the standoff between the two men. Paul continues, saying he gets it, but this is Lesnar’s game of antici…
…pation, which means Rollins has to wait until Brock feels like cashing in. It’s kind of like waiting around seven hours for your girlfriend to main event the show you’ve dreamed of. This gets Seth hot and he gets in Brock’s face to try and cajole him into getting mad enough to cash in. Paul pulls his man back and tries to question Rollins’ worthiness, suggesting that perhaps Lesnar thinks Seth is beneath him and wants a new challenge, a New Day if you will.
Enter Kofi Kingston, the first of tonight’s Wild Cards.
He says he doesn’t mean to steal Seth’s thunder but he’s trying to establish his legacy as WWE Champion, and when it’s said and done he wants to be remembered as one of the best of all time, and he can’t do that unless he beats the best, night in, night out. So if Brock’s cashing in tonight, he needs him to cash in on him.
Paul E says he just realized both world champions are auditioning for a main event match against the reigning defending champion of the box office, Brock Lesnar. Mr. Money in the Bank didn’t have to come to them, they came to him, and he has inside word tonight that the two of them aren’t done for the evening, and since they’ll most likely be out here later tonight, Lesnar ain’t going anywhere.
In other words, stay tuned– The Beast is yet to come.
Backstage, an SUV pulls up and Mick Foley gets out with the new title he’s unveiling tonight in a bag over his shoulder. He’s greeted by Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, and Dana Brooke.
We go into Gorilla with Sami Zayn begging Bobby Lashley to soften Braun Strowman up a little bit, but Bob isn’t having it. But he’s happy to have Sami soften Braun up a little bit for him and tells him he’s got this
SAMI ZAYN VS BRAUN STROWMAN:
Braun chases Zayn to the locker-room, he comes face to face with Lashley, Sami tries to ambush Braun, but doesn’t exactly go according to plan, Braun says he’ll deal with Lashley later and goes back after Zayn, Braun carries him back out of the entrance tunnel, Sami shoves Braun into the ring posts, he tries a third, but Braun just hurls him into the barricade, in the ring, he charges, but Zayn avoids & Braun hits the post
the bell officially rings
Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Braun runs him down, then finishes him with The Running Powerslam for the win
WINNER: BRAUN STROWMAN
Lars Sullivan makes his way to the ring for an interview.
A video of his path of chaos is played and he’s about to answer a question when–
Enter Lucha House Party. They surround the ring, Kalisto with a knee, Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik with tandem missile dropkicks, Kalisto adds one of his own! In triplicate and Sullivan is sent out of the ring! Lucha House Party stand tall and invite him back in, Kalisto with a slingshot crossbody and Lars drops him face-first into the apron! Dorado and Metalik laying strikes in but Sullivan shrugs them off!
Lariat to Lince, another one for Gran, back in the ring and Dorado eats the Freak Accident! LHP save him from the follow-up Running Liger Bomb and make their escape!
RICOCHET VS CESARO:
Cesaro’s still in The Bar tights, he does have new music and trons though
Pop-Up, Ricochet lands on Cesaro’s shoulders and backflips off, Deja-Vu, Sasuke Special, back in the ring, he goes for a dive, but Cesaro blasts him out of the air with Swiss Death, Argentine Rack into a Backbreaker then finishes Ricochet with The Gotch-Style Neutralizer for the win
AJ Styles is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s back to square one and he’s got a lot of hard work ahead of him, but that’s okay, he likes working hard. The truth is, he can beat Seth Rollins, it just wasn’t last night, and he lost fair and square in the middle of the ring, no shame. There’s a reason Seth is Universal Champion–
Baron Corbin rolls up with the slow clap. He derides AJ’s tired old story of “next time, I can do it” and says last night, he failed. Styles admits that and says he just said that before pointing out that Baron squandered his Money in the Bank and got fired as general manager, but Corbin points out he’s pinned Seth Rollins two weeks ago and that’s proof that AJ didn’t deserve the match, calling it a slap in the face.
Styles says that wasn’t a slap in the face, but this is, and slaps Baron in the face. The Lone Wolf tells AJ he’ll pay for that one and leaves
Roman Reigns gets ready to speak–
Enter Shane McMahon.
He tells Roman he’s the Best in the World and he proved his point last night when he won his steel cage match against Miz and he’s now officially done with him. Which means that his focus is going somewhere else, and that is Reigns. You see, he can’t get what he did to his father Vincent Kennedy McMahon out of his head. He’s a global treasure and that Roman cowardly struck him to the ground, well, what kind of man hits another man’s father?
Roman disgusts him, he says, and Reigns fires back, saying he hates spoiled rich kids. He said a whole bunch of crap but the only thing he heard is that he’s done with the Miz, well good, he’s done with Elias so his schedule is wide open. McMahon says Elias isn’t done with him and one fluke victory doesn’t prove anything, so if he’s got beef he wants to squash it in this ring tonight.
Shane mockingly calls him brave for issuing a challenge after what he went through in the steel cage yesterday but says he won’t leave it up to them, and he polls the crowd on the match. They’re into it, but he says it’s not happening here tonight, because he controls his destiny like all rich kids and does what he wants, when he wants. Plus he’s Roman’s boss, so allow him to demonstrate his control.
He gestures and Drew McIntyre comes calling.
McMahon says on second thought, thinking of his challenge, it’s still not happening here tonight, but rather at Super Showdown, and the last thing he’ll hear when he wakes up is the announcement that Shane won their match. Roman offers a spoiler alert and says McMahon’ll say he just got his ass kicked by Roman Reigns, like everybody else. Believe that
Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon are walking when they run into an interview.
McMahon deflects a question about his match against Roman Reigns when Miz rolls up. Drew gets in his face and says if Miz has a problem with Shane, he’s got a problem with him, to which the A-Lister asks if McMahon has others fighting his battles now before saying once he’s done with McIntyre, he’s coming for Shane again
THE USOS VS THE REVIVAL:
Revival with The Backbreaker/Guillotine Legdrop combo on Jimmy for a 2 count, Double Team Suplex for a 2 count, Dawson rips at Jimmy’s face, Jey with a Diving Crossbody on Dash for a 2 count, Revival with a Powerbomb/Diving Elbow Drop combo on Jey for a near fall, Usos with Double Superkicks, but Dash makes the save, Tornado DDT on Jey, Jimmy with a Tope Suicida, Dawson with a Small Package for a near fall, Jimmy with a Superkick for a near fall, up top, Dash with interference, Dawson with an O’Connor Roll and grabs the tights for the win
WINNERS: THE REVIVAL
Alexa Bliss is having her makeup done and shoos the artist off.
Nikki Cross rolls up and Bliss says she did a great job filling her spot last night, but one little problem… she lost. Nikki says she got her hands on the briefcase for a second and Alexa says she saw that, but… she didn’t win. But good news, tonight she has her own show, and–
The Revival show up celebrating their victory over the Usos and saying they should be the next guests on Moment of Bliss
Firefly Fun House, complete with a new, full-length intro that gradually gets creepy and distorted and flashes text reading “Let him in” on kids shirts and faces later.
Masked Bray appears on the screen and asks us to let him in and that’s the episode.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross enter for A Moment of Bliss.
Alexa says she didn’t want to risk losing her luggage tonight so she came prepared and asks where her coffee is. A crew member brings two cups out and Bliss pours one into the other before passing the spare to Nikki and introducing her guest, The Man, Becky Lynch. She comes out and takes Cross’ seat, and Nikki gets up and stands awkwardly close to Bliss.
Bliss with a few false starts but Nikki is too close so she motions her to step back before getting going. Before Becky can answer a question about losing her title, the Iconic Duo enter making bird noises. They ask if they can still call her Becky Two Belts before coming to the conclusion that she is now Becky One Belt but that doesn’t have the same ring to it.
They try to cheer Lynch up by pointing out that they still have their two belts that they won at WrestleMania, and she tells them to shut their faces and points out she defended her titles more often in one night than they had in two months and she’ll take them to the ring right now and become Becky Three Belts.
Enter Lacey Evans.
She accuses Becky of being a typical man and not knowing where to give credit, pointing out that she’s the reason Lynch lost the SmackDown title. Becky says she can say what she likes while wearing her grandma’s clothes but the fact is she tapped out to half of her attention and now that she’s lost the SmackDown title she can slap her around full-time on Raw.
In fact she’ll take on all three of them right now! The Iconics scoff but Nikki Cross volunteers to stand with The Man! Lacey points out they’re one short, still, and Becky says Alexa will do. Bliss complains but Lynch says all she has to do is stand there and look pretty and she’ll take care of all the work.
BECKY LYNCH, NIKKI CROSS & ALEXA BLISS VS LACEY EVANS & THE IICONICS:
Cross with a Running Bulldog on Royce for a 2 count, Diving Crossbody for a 2 count, Lacey with a Handstand into a Seated Senton, Royce into the cover for a 2 count, Kay with a rollup on Lynch for a 2 count, as Lacey just leaves The IIconics, Exploder on Kay, Missile Dropkick, she knocks Royce off the apron then finishes Kay with The Dublin Jam for the win
WINNERS: BECKY LYNCH, NIKKI CROSS & ALEXA BLISS
Mick Foley makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and says he has business to attend to starting with this title on his shoulder. Now in his humble opinion there’s been something missing from Monday Night Raw and he thinks it’s time that we revisit those three letters R-A-W and he wants to make Monday nights raw again. He continues, saying for those looking to step up he can speak from experience that it takes a lot to make a mark and be a champion.
It’s not just something you defend, you breathe, dream, covet, love, gladly sacrifice a few teeth and an ear because that’s how a legend is born. It’s an obsession that consumes you throughout the day, every single minute, every single second, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. So, with that spirit in mind, he presents the newest title in the WWE family, drumroll please…
The WWE 24/7 Championship!
As the name implies, the title is to be defended any time, any place, anywhere. No days off with this title, as long as a referee is present, you can lose the title. (It’s basically, ok no basically to it, it is the Hardcore Title only without using the name Hardcore) Wear your trunks in the shower, because falls count anywhere means falls count anywhere. So what he’s gonna do is lay this title on the line and make us aware that starting tonight, the third hour of Raw is gonna get mean and nasty.
Starting tonight, right now, we’re crowning our first 24/7 Champion with a scramble and this is open to every superstar in WWE– Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT, NXT UK, and who knows, maybe every now and then a legend will compete for it! He leaves the title in the ring as promised and orders the bell to ring!
WWE 24/7 Championship:
Signal cuts out due to storms when it comes back Titus O’Neil has the title and is announced as the first Champion
WINNER & INAUGURAL WWE 24/7 CHAMPION: TITUS O’NEIL
Titus celebrates on the ramp, Robert Roode with rollup from behind and we have our first title change as Roode is the second Champion and now he runs for it
WINNER & NEW WWE 24/7 CHAMPION: ROBERT ROODE
Robert Roode is running frantically with the 24/7 Championship.
He ducks around a corner and hides in some road cases as the rest of the superstars rush past him and he runs away in the opposite direction
DREW MCINTYRE VS THE MIZ:
Miz blocks an Avalanche Air Raid Crash and Backdrops him to the ring, Shoot Kicks to Drew, pair of Shotgun Knees, Hanging Lariat, Springboard Double Ax Handle for a 2 count, Miz looks fo rthe kill, but Drew blocks it and hits an Inverted Concrete Slam for a near fall, Miz works on the knee, Knee Shoulder Breaker, Figure 4 blocked, Drew kicks him off & Shane with a chap shot, Drew with a Spinebuster for a near fall, Claymore Kick countered into a Figure 4, Drew Chops his way out of the hold, Miz is blindsided by Shane then sent back in & Drew finishes it with The Claymore Kick for the win
WINNER: DREW MCINTYRE
McMahon says he has one last parting gift and asks Drew to set him up in the corner. Up top… ROMAN REIGNS MAKES THE SAVE! Off the ropes… SUPERMAN PUNCH FOR MCINTYRE! Shane slides in but runs away when it seems like he might also eat a Superman Punch! Roman shakes Miz’s hand after the heels run off, cementing their weird alliance.
Backstage, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley are hanging out when Robert Roode barrels into them. He tells them they didn’t see him and runs off as the rest of the men chasing him appear, Drake Maverick lagging behind.
Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins are interviewed backstage.
Kingston says they know that Lesnar and Heyman are there and Lashley and Corbin are legit, but Rollins adds that no one likes them but they’re still dangerous, so they’re taking care of Bob and Baron first. Kofi says they don’t know who Brock would rather cash in on, but he’s worked so hard to become champ that he’s ready to not just visit Suplex City, but survive it
Samoa Joe talking about how everyone saw his shoulders were never on the mat and he should still be champ.
He puts Rey over as both a human and a wrestler and says he knows he’d never tarnish his reputation by accepting a dirty win and so he’s going to give him the opportunity to do the right thing and give the title back, to be the man he knows he hopes Dominick grows up to be.
Cut to Robert Roode running through the parking lot and asking R-Truth for help. Truth directs him into the truck of his rental car and then shuts the lid before redirecting the mass of wrestlers in the opposite direction. Ron lets Roode out of the trunk and pats him on the back, asking if he needs a ride. He opens the door and referee Darrick Moore is right there!
Truth slams Roode’s face into the car and pins him to win the 24/7 Title
WINNER & NEW 24/7 CHAMPION: R-TRUTH
Truth gets in his car and drives off with his new title
SETH ROLLINS & KOFI KINGSTON VS BARON CORBIN & BOBBY LASHLEY:
The heels jump Seth before the bell, Deep Six for a near fall as it’s now revealed this is no dq, Kofi with a Double Jump Crossbody, but Corbin makes the save, Seth goes for a Tope Suicida, but Corbin catches him with a Chokeslam on the apron, then buries Rollins under a pile of chairs, Black Hole Sun on Kofi for a near fall, they look for a Double Superplex, but Seth makes the save with some steel, Springboard Knee, Avada Kedavras for both Lashley & Corbin, he looks for the kill, but Lashley drags Seth to the floor, Kofi sends Lashley to the floor and then Corbin, Seth with a Tope Suicida, Kofi with an Imploding Senton, End of Days countered into Trouble in Paradise for the win
WINNERS: KOFI KINGSTON & SETH ROLLINS
Lashley with a pair of Murder-Death Spears for Seth & Kofi and grabs a chair, Kofi ducks, Seth with an Avada Kedavra & Brock makes his way down with the case. Seth grabs a steel chair as Brock circles before backing up, Heyman says they’ll come back next week and announce who he’s cashing in on