Raw Results – 5/6/19






Raw Results – 5/6/19
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bank Arena
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves

Vincent Kennedy McMahon making his entrance.

He gets on the mic and says tonight will be one for the ages and no one will forget tonight’s show because he’s kicking the show off–

Enter Roman Reigns.

McMahon tells him he’s got the police right over there if Roman wants to lay hands on him again and who the hell does he think he is to be on Raw when he’s assigned to SmackDown? Reigns tells him to watch his tone and yes, he is on SmackDown, but he’s been on Raw for a long time and he always said he’d leave this place better than he found it, but when he was out he saw Vince and his spoiled kids tell the whole world the fans were in control now, but that was a lie.

His spoiled kids have been running around trying to run the show and it’s over now, because Roman doesn’t listen to McMahon or take his orders, he takes ‘em from the WWE Universe now. McMahon asks if he thinks he can show up anywhere and the fans will like it and Reigns says if they keep making this noise he’ll show up every Monday. Vince says that’s not gonna happen because it’d be like anarchy and he’d have no control–

Enter Daniel Bryan!

McMahon says this is a bad dream and asks Bryan what he’s doing. He says he’s spent the last month in meditation looking for answers and when he heard the Big Dog was showing up on Raw he figured that he could have an intellectual conversation with Vince.

Enter Kofi Kingston!

He says he knows the roster shakeup was a big deal but he has an issue with Dan and if he had a problem with WrestleMania he didn’t have to go to the McMahons, he could have filed his complaint directly with your WWE Champion. Bryan says okay, he’s got it– Kofi is an undeserving champion who should have never gotten a title shot and his win was a fluke.

His eleven-year journey was so hard because a pancake-throwing novelty should have never gotten here in the first place. Kingston reasonably points out that he is here with the title around his waist and there ain’t a damn thing Bryan can do about it.

McMahon interrupts and asks what if we had a wildcard rule where three members of each roster could come to the other show. He says he’s a genius and Kofi asks if this was his idea the entire time before saying he can spin it how he likes but he saw Roman’s tweet and being as E and Woods are on the mend he figured why not show up to Raw also. Why should Roman have all the fun?

Bryan says nothing about Raw is fun and he’s not here for fun, he’s here to get his rematch for his title. They square up and–

Enter Drew McIntyre.

He says if nobody in the back will do anything about this he guesses it’s up to him. This is not SmackDown presents Raw, he says, and Kofi and Bryan are lucky that he cares more about that egomaniac Roman Reigns than either of them. Roman thinks he can do what he wants, the rules don’t apply to him, well he’s going to Claymore his ass back down to earth right now!

Reigns says that didn’t work at WrestleMania but he can try again tonight, and Vince interrupts. He asks what if tonight had two WrestleMania rematches, one of which will be for the WWE Championship and again puts himself over as brilliant. McMahon leaves–

Enter AJ Styles

AJ Styles and Vince McMahon are in the ring together.

Styles asks McMahon what he’s doing, he finally gets to Raw and the next thing he knows SmackDown’s superstars are here? Vince again reiterates his Wildcard Rule thing and AJ says that’s pretty convenient. He spent years on SmackDown making it the House That AJ Styles Built and once he sinks his teeth into Raw and gets a shot at the Universal Championship, McMahon brings Seth Rollins’ brother in crime Roman Reigns?

Is that how this wildcard thing works? Because if it is, maybe AJ goes over to SmackDown tomorrow to get a couple of his friends to come to Raw. McMahon tries to explain it again–

Enter Seth Rollins.

Rollins says he gives AJ the benefit of the doubt for one week and he sucker punches him? That’s the last time he’ll get one over on him, and he points out that SmackDown has been around a lot longer than AJ Styles has been part of WWE. It was fine before him and it’ll be fine now, and this is Monday Night Rollins. Styles says he knows where he is and what he did last week.

He tried to be a good sport and what did Seth do? He put the title in his face and kept running his mouth, and if he’s gonna treat Styles like he’s not a man, he needs to know that he’s a man that can kick his ass. And he didn’t just put him through a table, he gave him the Phenomenal Forearm through a table, and at Money in the Bank, nothing’s gonna change.

Well, maybe a little, because he’ll be Universal Champion. McMahon wants to make the match happen tonight and they get ready to get going but Vince says no, he actually wants Seth and AJ to team up against a tag team he’s got in the back. They protest but McMahon says he’s made the match


Lashley with a Complete Shot on Seth for a 2 count, Lashley blocks a Styles Clash, AJ looks for the kill, but Corbin with a distraction, Lashley with a Murder-Death Spear Suicida he sends AJ back in for a 2 count, Styles with a Pele Kick then a Leaping Enzugiri to Corbin, Lashley with a Backdrop for a 2 count, AJ goes for a Slingshot, but Corbin decks him with a right hand for a 2 count, Seth wipes out Lashley with a Tope Suicida, then another takes out Corbin & Lashley, back in the ring, up top, Diving Lariat, but Lashley makes the save, Corbin with a rollup for a 2 count, Seth with an Enzugir, Avada Kedavra, he goe for the kill, Avada Kedavra to the ribs, he looks for The Blackout, AJ up on the apron, Phenomenal Forearm, but Corbin ducks & Styles hits Seth, AJ shows zero remorse and walks out on Rollins & Seth turns around into End of Days as Corbin has pinned the Champ


Miz is shown camping outside Shane’s locker room waiting for him to arrive

Sami Zayn gets on the mic.

He recaps some of the things that have happened tonight and asks the crowd what they’ve got? He watched the whole thing go down and we seem to have liked it, but the difference is when our excitement wears off we’re still us, which means we’re still stuck after the fact being that miserable person we see in the mirror. He berates us for taking the easy way out and being cowards.

He can already hear the critics weighing in tomorrow–


Enter Braun Strowman.

Zayn tosses his microphone aside, takes his jacket and cap off… and legs it when Strowman starts to charge! Over the barricade and into the crowd, discretion the better part of valor but Braun triangulates and heads around to cut him off! Sami books it in the opposite direction, back over the barricade, the monster gives chase, up on the stage and to the back!

We go backstage with Braun still chasing Sami as the Canadian finds himself in a dead end with a corrugated metal garage door. He begs off and throws bins at Strowman before trying to crawl under the opening door but Braun grabs him by the ankle! Sami protests, saying this has nothing to do with him, but he gets scooped up… POWERSLAM INTO A DUMPSTER!

A garbage truck backs up and picks the dumpster up but Strowman shrugs it off


Kalisto with Salida del Sol, Metalik with the Diving Elbow Drop then Lince with a Shooting Star Press on the guy in orange tights for the win


Backstage, Naomi and Natalya get invitations from Lacey Evans to be ringside at her match, formal attire required.

Naomi wonders who she is to tell them what to wear and Nattie mentions how arrogant she’s become. Dana Brooke rolls up to ask if they got invitations too and Neidhart says they’re ready for her nonsense. Naomi discovers the invitations are scented like peach cobbler and they all agree Lacey has got to go


Roode with a Lariat for a 2 count, Ricochet goes for a Barrel Roll, Roode catches him, Catapult, Ricochet lands on the second rope and hits a Moonsault for a near fall, Roode with a Double R Spinebuster for a near fall, Ricochet blocks a Superplex and knocks Roode back to the mat then hits the 630 Senton for the win


Rey and his son Dominic are walking backstage when they run into Heath Slater in front of Mysterio’s locker room. They have a nice moment and then Rey asks Dominic to let him get ready for his match. Dominic walks off and is immediately pursued by Samoa Joe


Lacey with a Handstand into a Seated Senton then finishes Katrina with The Woman’s Right for the win


Lacey gets on the mic and thanks everyone for attending her event before saying you just saw what a real woman is capable of and it’ll be just like that at Money in the Bank when Becky Lynch loses her title courtesy of a Woman’s Right. Now one of the women here might win the briefcase, but if any of them have the audacity to cash in on her they’ll quickly regret losing whatever opportunity they had to become a champion.

They’ll come up short just like The Man will come up short–

Enter Becky Lynch!

She jumps Evans and beats her down with grounded punches! To the floor, smashing her face into the apron, back inside, clubbing blows, stepover for Dis-Arm-Her but Lacey bails!

We go backstage where Daniel Bryan is stroking his beard deep in thought before addressing the camera.

He says Kofi Kingston’s constant shilling of pancakes, merchandise, and consumerism is a threat to our very existence and that’s why he has no choice but to eliminate him as a role model for the future of humanity. He’s not a role model nor a champion, and Bryan is here to correct course and regain the WWE Championship and become what he was born to be– the Planet’s Champion.


Rowe blocks The Rough Ryder & hits Shotgun Knees then they finish Zack with Thor’s Hammer for the win


Firefly Fun House.

Mr. Wyatt waves to us and welcomes us to the show. Today is going to be a fun day, he says, before asking Mercy the Buzzard what’s going on. Mercy’s got a mouthful of fluff and says it’s nothing, but Bray wants his hermano to tell him what’s in the box. Abby the Witch asks what Mercy’s trying to hide, but he tells her to go to sleep and calls her a hag.

Wyatt reaches in and Mercy snaps at him but he manages to pull out Rambling Rabbit’s decapitated corpse. Mercy says he despises the Rabbit for trying to make him adhere to his Bohemian worldview and ideologies. Bray says it’s okay to express yourself however you like, whether that’s painting or flying a kite or ripping Rambling Rabbit to shreds. You can be forgiven, and you can even be rewarded.

It’s picnic time! A number of children are seated on the floor dressed for fun and they’re absolutely stonefaced. Wyatt reminds us that he’ll light the way as long as we let him in and he waves goodbye.

Seth Rollins cuts a promo backstage. He says it doesn’t matter whether the forearm was an accident or on purpose, AJ Styles made his point perfectly clear when he walked away. But the next time he walks away, it’ll be with two black eyes and a broken face


Drew with the Inverted Concrete Slam on the ring apron, Roman’s locked & loaded, Drew counters the Superman Punch into a Spinebuster and jumps into a jackknife pin for a near fall, Roman sidesteps a Claymore Kick, Glasgow Kiss for a near fall, Roman blocks The Future Shock, Drew counters into a Backslide for a near fall, Roman with a DDT for a 2 count, Roman goes for a Superman Punch off the steps, but Drew gets a boot up, back in the ring with a Sit-Out Catatonic for a near fall, up top, but Roman blasts him out of the air with a Superman Punch for a near fall, Roman howls, Drew counters the Spear with a big boot, Roman rebounds off the ropes & breaks Drew in half with a Spear, but Shane & Elias jump Roman to cause a dq


Miz runs down with a steel chair, Shane high-tails it with Miz in pursuit, Elias picks up Roman & McIntyre strikes with a Claymore Kick

Shane hiding around a corner as Miz runs past. McMahon steps out , breathing hard, when and interview rolls up.

He refuses to hanswer but the interview team follows him into a stairwell and bless Charly Caruso she’s still trying to get something out of him as he exits and cautiously checks his car… AND MIZ IS THERE BEHIND HIM WITH THE CHAIR, WAILING AWAY! They brawl around the limousine, Shane kicks him in the nuts and manages to chuck him into the wall just hard enough to make his getaway

The Club and the Revival are in the ring for a match, but before the match can begin, the Usos come out on the stage.

They say the Revival call themselves the hottest tag team in WWE and chuckle to themselves and say they’ve got something to help them out, make them a little hotter– it’s a tub of Ucey Hot, which is like IcyHot, but… Ucey. And it should be activated right about… now.

The Revival start awkwardly wiggling in the gentlemans’ areas, clearly in discomfort. Scott Dawson scoots on the mat like a dog with an itchy blutt and the Usos offer them water. They come get the water and pour it all over their genitals, but the Usos point out that makes it worse and the Revival start shaking and screaming. (That was bad. Keep it up Vince, you’re going to lose The Revival sooner rather than later if you keep this shit up)

Kofi Kingston gets a backstage promo.

He says a lot of folks have said the same things about him that Daniel Bryan did, they thought him winning the WWE Championship was impossible, but he had to show the world that the impossible is possible. Dan wants to correct the course of history? Oh no, that’s what Kofi’s about to do when he not only retains the title but sends Bryan’s whining complaining behind back where he came from.

No Way Jose makes his entrance with his conga line and gets interrupted by Lars Sullivan who, if you’re keeping track, is our fifth of three Wild Cards from SmackDown tonight.

He destroys a bunch of the conga kids, press slamming one into the ringpost before throwing another into the ring but Jose tries to make the save with palm strikes! Lars drops him with one punch and throws the other guy out of the ring! Attention focused on No Way, he hits the Running Liger Bomb!

Vince McMahon is on his phone explaining that neither Elias nor Shane McMahon count and if anybody past three otherwise comes over as a Wild Card they’ll get suspended.

There’s a banging on the door and he puts his conversation on hold as Lars Sullivan comes in. He says it’s four now and Sullivan leaves

WWE Championship

Kofi with a Back Elbow for a 2 count, Penalty Kick followed by an Arabian Press for a 2 count, Bryan sends Kofi shoulder first into the post and again, kick to the arm, Bryan avoids the Springboard & hits The Danielson Special, Kofi tries to break it, Bryan tries to convert to The LeBell Lock, but Kofi fights out, Bryan Backdrops Kofi to the floor then sends him into the barricade, he sends him into the steps, but Kofi leaps on top of it & up top, with a Twisting Splash to the floor, back up top, Sunrise Over Ghana for a near fall, Bryan locks in The LeBell Lock, he fights it, Bryan rakes a the face as Kofi rolls into the rope, Shoot Kicks to the arm, Kofi with a Leaping Lariat, Boom Drop, he looks for the kill, Bryan counters Trouble in Paradise with a Dropkick, Bridging German Suplex for a near fall, Bryan looks for the kill, Kofi, ducks The Busaiku Knee, Bryan avoids Trouble in Paradise, Kofi blocks The LeBell Lock & hits Trouble in Paradise to retain