Raw Results – 8/12/19
Raw Results – 8/12/19
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Corey Graves
Newly crowned champion Seth Rollins makes his entrance, walking a little gingerly but hale and hearty otherwise.
He gets on the mic and says he’s gotta be honest ‘cause he doesn’t know any other way, and last night he didn’t know that he had what it takes to beat Brock Lesnar. The last few weeks have been the toughest stretch of his entire career, and he came to the ring at less than 100% and stared Lesnar right in the eyes. In this ring, Brock is everything he’s touted to be and more.
He pauses a beat and a “Beast Slayer!” chant goes up. He continues, saying that when he ran out of gas, something happened– the crowd came alive, and in that moment they took him to a place he’s never been in his entire career. To a place that he couldn’t go on his own, to a place that only they can go together! In that moment, he knew he had what it took to slay the Beast!
And he remembered that he’s Seth freakin’ Rollins, and that’s why he’s standing here as Universal Champion.
Enter AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows, the OC.
They get in the ring and AJ gets on the mic, telling Seth that believe it or not, the OC would like to be the first to congratulate him. They lead a round of applause and Styles continues, saying that here’s where it gets tricky– he doesn’t have to worry about Brock Lesnar anymore, but he does have to worry about the man standing in front of him, and he wants a match tonight.
Rollins says he’s always had a ton of respect for AJ… but not anymore. It doesn’t matter how beat up he is, but he’ll teach Styles a lesson in respect– challenge accepted! AJ offers a hand before realizing Gallows and Anderson must be making Seth nervous and asking them to leave the ring. He extends his hand again, and Rollins shakes it.
AJ tells his pals that Seth is scared and he better be, to which Rollins gives the universal “come and get some then” hand gesture.
Commentary hypes up Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Rey Mysterio in a 2/3 falls match, a women’s tag title defense, and Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler for later tonight.
Backstage, the Street Profits are doing their usual hype reel/Greek chorus gimmick when Sami Zayn rolls up with some friendly advice.
He says he gets it, they’re new, it’s exciting, and they should enjoy it while it lasts, because the longer you’re here, the more it sucks your soul out. He says Becky Lynch used to be real straight fire but now she feels so manufactured, to which Angelo Dawkins asks if that even goes for, say… Samoa Joe. The camera pans to show Joe standing behind Sami while Zayn starts making fun of him and running him down.
Samoa gets his attention and Sami begs off, but Joe ain’t having it. He says since he’s such a big softy he’ll give Zayn a chance to get it off his chest in that ring right now, and maybe he’ll show that he’s something more than Kevin Owens’ waterboy. Joe punctuates with a shove and storms off
During the break there’s a commercial announcing the return of King of the Ring next week
SAMOA JOE VS SAMI ZAYN:
Joe with a Lariat then a barrage of Headbutts then locks in The Coquina Clutch & Sami taps out as he’s Choked Out
WINNER: SAMOA JOE
Joe gets on the mic and says that while he might forgive Roman Reigns, that forgiveness is extended to none of us who have helped propagate the lie that he was capable of such heinous atrocities, and for that, he’ll never forgive any of the fans that accused him
Miz makes his entrance in his wrestling gear, but Dolph Ziggler follows in his street clothes with a bit of a limp and gets in the ring.
Ziggler gets on the mic but the “Goldberg!” chants drown him out at first. He says he hopes Miz is happy and calls him a coward, saying everyone knows he didn’t have a chance against SummerSlam so he subbed Goldberg in as part of his genius master plan, but he forgot, Dolph got speared so many times yesterday that he cannot medically compete tonight so his plan goes out the window, and Miz screwed Miz.
No match. He goes to leave and as soon as Miz turns around Ziggler miraculously heals and attacks the A-Lister from behind! Raining punches down in the corner, referee John Cone backs him off and we’re gonna have the match when we come back
THE MIZ VS DOLPH ZIGGLER:
Miz with Shoot Kicks, a pair of Running Double Knees, Running Hanging Lariat, up top, Double Ax Handle, more Shoot Kicks, Dolph ducks the Buzzsaw Kick, Rollup attempt, but Miz counters into the Figure 4, Dolph kicks him off & hits a Zig-Zag for a near fall, Ziggler loads up for the kill, but Miz counters into Double Knee Legbreaker on the leg, then locks in the Figure 4, Dolph tries to make it to the rope, but Miz drags him back to the center & Ziggler taps out
WINNER: THE MIZ
Just like last night with Goldberg, Dolph taunts Miz about being a coward and tells Miz that Maryse is a better wrestler. He calls it a flesh wound, Miz comes back… SKULL-CRUSHING FINALE!
Backstage, Becky Lynch is interviewed.
She takes the mic and says she didn’t come here to celebrate and respect to Natalya but a long time ago she said she’s coming for everybody that did her wrong and she will not rest until everybody’s been dealt with. It’s cat and mouse and your smart play is to get her before she can get you.
Elias is in the ring to sing us a song.
He talks about how he thinks he’s figured it out, this pattern of interruption, so why not get that out of the way right now? He asks for whoever’s going to interrupt to do so now and counts them down, 3… 2… 1… nope. So okay, he launches into a number–
He says he hates to break it to him but people don’t come out and interrupt because it’s the cool thing to do, honestly it’s becuase Elias sucks. The Drifter says that’s clever but a guy that comes out here dressed up like a comic book character isn’t gonna tell him what’s cool, and he calls for a referee right now so he can embarrass Ricochet
ELIAS VS RICOCHET:
Ricochet with a Dropkick for a 2 count, Elias with a Back Body Drop for a 2 count, Ricochet with a Leaping Enzugiri sends Elias to the floor, Tope con Hilo, but Elias evades, Elias grabs the six stringer, but the ref talks him out of it, Ricochet with a Superkick, up top, Elias was going back to the acoustic equalizer, but Ricochet catches him with a Sunset Flip for the win
Replays show Elias’ shoulder was clearly up & he’s none too happy with the ref
REY MYSTERIO VS ANDRADE W/ZELINA VEGA:
Vega trips up Rey, Andrade with a rollup & Vega grabs his legs for more leverage to take the first fall
Mysterio with an Avalanche Hurricanrana from the apron to the floor, back in the ring, Slingshot Splash for a 1 count, Quebrada, but Andrade catches him, Back Elbow for a 2 count, Rey avoids the Running Meteora, Mysterio with a Slingshot Destructor de Mexicano for a near fall, 619 evaded, Andrade with a Small Package for a near fall, 619 connects, up top, Forg Splash, but Andrade gets the knees up and floats right into La Sombra to take the 2nd fall & he wins it by taking 2 straight
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin to Skype into Raw.
He puts Seth Rollins’ performance last night over and says that it told him who Seth freakin’ Rollins is and how committed he is to being the best wrestler in the world. He says Seth is too humble to say it but he thinks he found a piece of himself on Sunday and then we finish up with an ad for his new show, Straight Up Steve Austin
Rey Mysterio is walking backstage and he runs into an interview.
He has a hard time collecting himself and admits he doesn’t know where his career is going but he has a family to support.
Elsewhere, Montez Ford tells Rey to keep his head up. Angelo Dawkins is sleeping his hangover off and Ford wakes him up to resume their role as hype men.
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and says his rivalry with Cedric Alexander ends tonight and everything he’s done is part of the fairytale his concocted in his head and he thinks it ends with a big victory in Toronto, but it’s not. What’s gonna happen is McIntyre is gonna cave his skull in and end the fairytale
DREW MCINTYRE VS CEDRIC ALEXANDER:
Cedric takes Drew to the floor then follows with a Tope con Hilo, back in the ring, Missile Dropkick for a 2 count, Drew with a Razor’s Edge Bucklebomb for a near fall, Cobra Clutch, but Cedric fights out, Drew with a Yakuza Kick then an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex, Cedric hits The Neuralizer, Back Elbow, he hits a version of Destino, he sets Drew up top, by McIntyre counters into an Avalanche Sit-Out Catatonic for a near fall, Drew dumps Cedric to the floor and lights him up wiht a Chop, he looked for a Lawn Dart, but Cedric sends Drew into the post then his a Lumbar Check on the floor, Cedric back in at 6, Drew is back up, Cedric goes for a Tope Suicida, but Drew catches him with an Overhead Belly to Belly on the steel ramp, he puts Cedric back in the ring and looks for the kill, Cedric collapses, Drew looked for a Suplex, but Cedric counters into a Small Package for a near fall, Drew up top, but Cedric meets him with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a near fall, Drew goes for the Inverted Concrete Slam, but Cedric counters into a Victory Roll for a near fall, McIntyre dims Cedric’s lights with The Claymore Kick for the win
WINNER: DREW MCINTYRE
Backstage the OC are talking strategy.
Gallows and Anderson needle Styles about not being able to beat Brock Lesnar but he points out he only had one chance and he’s gonna beat Rollins tonight
NO WAY JOSE VS ROBERT ROODE:
Double R Spinebuster then finishes NWJ with The Glorious DDT for the win
WINNER: ROBERT ROODE
Paul Heyman is interviewed backstage.
He mocks the idea that history was made at SummerSlam and says earlier today WWE declared that Brock Lesnar gets no rematches. How is he supposed to explain this? He sputters through a few false starts and heads back in Brock’s dressing room
Lucha House Party w/Kalisto vs The Revival:
the match never really gets going as Truth & Carmella are chased to the ring by Maverick and numerous others
Revival hit Truth with a Hart Attack and they both cover him to win the 24/7 belt
Kalisto with a Salida del Sol on Dawson, Carmella drags Truth on top of Dawson & Truth wins his 12th 24/7 belt
Truth and Carmella run away, followed by the collected superstars with Drake Maverick holding up the rear.
Truth and Carmella sneak out through the side of the stage and we follow them to the back.
R-Truth celebrates being champion when Elias comes with the six stringer to the back and Elias has won his 3rd 24/7 title
Natalya is making her entrance in street clothes, her arm in a sling.
She gets on the mic and says last night she tapped out. Becky Lynch outwrestled her and was the better woman. She has a dislocated elbow and she’s getting an MRI tomorrow, and she guesses this is the part where she’s supposed to take everything back, but she meant every word she said. She doesn’t know when and where but they’re going to do it again.
In the meantime she wants to share something special– this morning when she woke up, she remembered a dream where her dad spoke to her and congratulated her, telling her how proud he was. It’s been a year today since Jim “the Anvil” Neidhart passed away…
SASHA BANKS IS HERE PURPLE HAIR AND ALL (or is it)
She gets in the ring and hugs Nattie, sharing a moment with her… BEFORE SLAPPING HER WHOLE DAMN HEAD OFF! Banks ditches the purple wig she was wearing, revealing blue hair underneath and she goes to town beating on Neidhart before throwing her arm into the turnbuckles! Corner knees, dumping Nattie to the floor, following out after her, jawing at her and shoving her to the floor!
Ignoring some asshole catcalling her, Sasha smashes Neidhart’s arm into the steel steps a few times! She puts Natalya in the ring and brings a chair in, stomping away, but before she can go grab the chair…
BECKY LYNCH MAKES THE SAVE! SHE AND SASHA BRAWL AWAY! In the ring, out of it, Banks with a big right, ramming Lynch into the barricade! Sasha grabs the chair and waffles Becky across the back with it! Again and again with the chairshots! Referees come down to try and back her off, and the Boss gives up on the chair but goes over to ask Becky where her balls are and keeps striking her!
Tossing her into the steel steps one more time, Banks finally leaves
THE VIKING RAIDERS VS CARTER MASON & SEBASTIAN SUAVE:
Hanson with a pair of Seated Sentons one for black tights, one for yellow tights, but he picks him up, Rowe nearly puts yellow tights through the wall with Shotgun Knees then they finish black tights off with Thor’s Hammer for the win
WINNERS: THE VIKING RAIDERS
Alexa Bliss says they’re fighting champions, and Nikki Cross says this is more than she could have imagined and she’s got Bliss to thank for that. Alexa says when it’s them against the world, they get results, and we go to break waiting for the match
Women Tag Team Championship
ALEXA BLISS & NIKKI CROSS VS THE KABUKI WARRIORS:
Asuka wipes out Bliss with a Billiken off the apron, Sane with a Lariat to Cross, back in the ring, Asuka covers Bliss for a 2 count, Asuka with a Pop-Up Knee then Shoot Kicks to Cross, Release German Suplex, Bliss with a blind tag and a Snap DDT, but Sane makes the save, Kairi with the Tokyo Slam on Cross, up top, but Cross rolls to the floor, Kairi with a Crossbody to the floor, back in the ring, up top, InSane Elbow connects, but Bliss makes the save, Bliss ducks a Roundhouse Kick, Asuka chases her to the floor, Bliss ducks another Roundhouse Kick and Asuka hits the post, Bliss drags Cross to the corner, Kairi breaks the grip with an Ax Kick then a Uraken, Cross with a Cyclone Neckbreaker, Bliss tags in and goes up top, she hits Twisted Bliss to retain the belts
WINNERS & STILL WOMEN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: ALEXA BLISS & NIKKI CROSS
SETH ROLLINS VS AJ STYLES W/THE OC:
Seth with an Avada Kedavra to the ribs, he looked to the kill, but The OC pull AJ to the floor, Tope Suicida wipes out Gallows, Styles with a Back Suplex takes down Rollins, Ushi-Goroshi for a near fall, Seth blocks a Styles Clash on the apron and takes AJ’s legs out, The OC toss AJ back in at 6, Seth makes it back in at 9, Phenomenal Blitz, Seth with a Slingblade, Rolling Elbow, Falcon Arrow for a 2 count, Seth was looking for an Inverted Superplex, Styles blocks, Seth ducks the Phenomenal Forearm, Avada Kedavra, up top, Anderson distracts the ref as Gallows tosses Seth off the top, ref ejects The OC, Seth with a rollup for a near fall, AJ with a Pele, Seth comes back with a Leaping Enzugiri, OC runs back and attack Seth to cause a dq
WINNER: AJ STYLES
3 on 1 OC beatdown, Ricochet comes down and gets Boot of Doom for his trouble, AJ up top, Anderson & Gallows were going to feed Seth to him when RRROOOAAARRR!
Braun runs down and runs right through Anderson & Gallows, Tilt-a-Whirl Powerslam to AJ then a traditional Running Powerslam to Styles, Braun grabs the Universal belt and hands it to Seth then shakes Rollins hand