Raw Results – 8/19/19
Raw Results – 8/19/19
St Paul, Minnesota
Xcel Energy Center
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler & Vic Joseph
Corey’s on vacation so Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler is the 3rd man in the booth tonight
Ziggler makes his entrance and gets on the mic to tell Roman, man-to-man, that he’s glad he’s okay after all this, genuinely, but he doesn’t get why he gets all the attention for it. He complains about getting speared three times and thought the rules were that he could only do one spear every six months and about Maryse’s husband beating him with Ric Flair’s move.
He puts Roman over but says everybody knows it should have been him and superkicks the Big Dog!
ROMAN REIGNS VS DOLPH ZIGGLER:
Roman decks Ziggler with a right hand to send him to the floor, Reigns uses the steps as a launching pad, but Dolph sends him into the barricade and hits a Zig-Zag on the floor, Roman with a Drive-By, back in the ring, locked & loaded, Dolph avoids the Superman Punch and hits a Leaping DDT for a near fall, Zig-Zag blocked, Spear countered into a Sunset Flip for a near fall, Niagra Driver countered into a Zig-Zag for a near fall, Dolph loads up the boot for the kill, Superkick blocked & Roman hits a Superman Punch for a near fall, Spear countered into a Rocker Dropper for a near fall, Dolph says Roman had his chance and he blew it, he calls Roman an idiot, he goes for a Stinger Splash, but Roman breaks him in half in mid-air with a Spear for the win
WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS
Becky Lynch gets a promo and says last week Sasha Banks beat her stupid with a chair and people want to know why she keeps inviting the locker room to come after her. Her answer is simple, she wants the best, most aggressive version of everyone coming after the title, and she wants to fight everyone at their best and most interesting, and that’s where Sasha Banks is now.
Four months ago she ran away from WWE crying and then came back hotter than ever, so what did she do on her four months of whinging vacation? Absolutely nothing, and it only took her a couple press interviews to make Banks what she couldn’t be herself, the greatest woman on the roster to never great. She can swing a chair and wear her dollar store glasses all they want, but she did more for Sasha than Sasha’s ever done for herself.
She said this is a cat and mouse game, and she’s going to give Banks something to run home and cry about.
Jerry “the King” Lawler is in the ring for his King’s Court with Sasha Banks, but first he wants to talk about King of the Ring, one of his favorite things in WWE. It’s a launching pad for legends like Bret “the Hitman” Hart, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and Brock Lesnar, and 16 top stars are going to battle it out to reign supreme. He makes predictions of Cedric Alexander and Ricochet as Raw semifinalists, and for SmackDown… the lights go low and Lawler sells it like he’s getting the hell out of Dodge because he knows the Fiend is coming.
Jerry makes it to the stage before the lights go all the way out and Bray Wyatt appears on the stage to lock the Mandible Claw on!
The lights go back up
And now we have 205 Live & NXT UK’s Vic Joseph as the third man after The Fiend’s attack on Lawler
RICOCHET & THE MIZ VS DREW MCINTYRE & BARON CORBIN:
McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex on Miz for a 2 count, Drew with a Spinebuster then jumps into a Jackknife pin for a 2 count, Ricochet ducks Corbin’s Dream Crusher then hits a Barrel Roll Dropkick for a 2 count, Springboard Lariat, Standing Moonsault, but McIntyre makes the save, Drew with a biel on Ricochet, Claymore countered into a Superkick, Skull Crushing Finale, Chokeslam to Miz, Ricochet lands on his feet after a Chokeslam, Deep Six, but only gets a near fall, Corbin charges, but Miz pulls Ricochet out of the way then Ricochet finishes Corbin with The Recoil for the win
WINNERS: RICOCHET & THE MIZ
Michael Cole introduces Booker T via Skype to discuss the Fiend taking out Hall of Famers and then talks about King of the Ring and predicts Drew McIntyre to win this year’s tournament.
BRAUN STROWMAN VS AJ STYLES W/THE OC:
AJ lands on his feet after a Chokeslam attempt, Backddrop, he takes down Gallows & Anderson, AJ goes for the Springboard, but Braun swats him out of the air, he goes for the Running Powerslam, Gallows with a Superkick for the intentional dq
WINNER: BRAUN STROWMAN, BUT STILL US CHAMPION: AJ STYLES
The OC takes Braun apart, they post him, they’re thinking Magic Killer
BURN IT DOWN!
Seth makes the save for Braun and drives off The OC, Rollins & Braun shake hands and stare down The OC
Seth Rollins catches up to Braun backstage and says he sees how it’s going and he knows Braun is going to want to come after the title and if it was up to him, Strowman would be his next challenger.
But for right now he’s gonna see if he can get them a tag title match tonight. He asks if Braun is in and gets no response but takes it as a yes
SAMOA JOE VS CESARO:
Cesaro with a Rolling Swiss Upercut out of the gate for a near fall, Springboard Rolling Swiss Uppercut for a 1 count, Joe blocks the Giant Swing, Joe with a Back Elbow then a CCS Enzugiri sends Cesaro to the floor, Joe follows with a Tope Suicida, they trade Chops, Joe with a Lariat, Cesaro avoids the Running Senton and unleashes a barrage of European Upppercuts, Mafia Kick for a near fall, Joe blocks a Suplex, Cesaro hits it the second time for a 2 count, Cesaro up top, Diving Crossbody for a near fall, Cesaro charges, but Joe catches him with a ST-Joe then follows with a Running Senton for a near fall, Cesaro takes Joe down into the Giant Swing then the Sharpshooter then converts to a Crossface, but Joe turns into a flash pin for a near fall, Cesaro goes for a Springboard, but Joe catches him with The Coquina Clutch & Cesaro taps out
WINNER: SAMOA JOE
Joe advances to the Quarter-Finals
Elias is in the ring to sing us a song but he gets interrupted by noises like we’re listening to the SOD song “What’s That Noise?” He says we’re about to see his farewell performance and says he can’t risk being out here live every week as 24/7 Champion, but first he’s going to leave us with an emotional ballad we’ll never forget. He berates his tech and demands a change of guitars but the tech refuses to give it to him.
The lights come up and it’s R-Truth! Referee Dan Engler is handy, schoolboy for two! Small package, still two, big boot, off the ropes… ELIAS KICKS OUT OF THE CORKSCREW AX KICK! Truth frustrated, he eyeballs the guitars but Elias books it before he can get hit with his own instruments!
Rey Mysterio is interviewed backstage.
He thanks Charly Caruso for her time and the forum to let everyone know what’s going on. He says he’s very fortunate to have his family and the career he’s had, and he remembers his uncle training him as a little boy and also meeting all kinds of folks that he calls not just his fans, but his friends. Recently things haven’t been clicking, and what Andrade “Cien” Almas did was a disgrace.
Rey talks about what an insult it is to have your mask ripped off but what hurts more is that he hasn’t been able to do anything about it. Usually in the ring he can see what his next moves are, but lately his body hasn’t been responding to that vision, and his biggest fear is that now his injuries have finally caught up to him.
He collects himself for a beat and says that he knows that this day comes to everyone at some point, he just didn’t expect it would come to him. But he understands now that it’s time for him to hang up the mask and let the new generation of stars make their wave. He starts taking his mask off when his son Dominic rolls up and asks him to hear him out.
Dominic says that Rey told him when he debuted he’d debut as his partner, and he wants to keep the chain unbroken from Rey Misterio, Sr. to Rey Misterio, Jr. and make his debut alongside his father. He asks his father to keep going and promises to make him proud. Mysterio says he’ll do it for him because he loves him and they embrace
THE NEW DAY VS THE REVIVAL:
Xavier with a Lariat on Dawson for a 2 count, E with with a pair of Overhead Belly to Belyy Suplexes, Side Belly to Belly, Big Splash, New Day looks for the kill, Dawson shoves Xavier to the floor, E was looking for the Spear Suicida, when Orton runs in and drops E with a RKO for a dq
WINNERS: THE NEW DAY
Kofi runs down and takes down Orton with a Barrel Roll Lariat, then a Double Jump Ax Handle on Revival, RKO to Kofi, Orton picks up Kofi, Xavier helpls out Kofi, but Revival & Orton with a Double Flapjack into a RKO on Xavier, Orton tells them to break his leg, Revival has Xavier in position for the leg break that they used on Cass & Enzo in NXT, & Orton forces Kofi to watch Revival snap Xavier’s leg
Sasha Banks is interviewed.
She thanks Michael Cole for the time and says she’d like to explain from the very beginning. Last week she looked in the mirror and she told herself that blue is her color and look at it, it’s all over social media how she looks good and she’s better than ever. She says she looks good and feels even better, to which Cole says nobody’s talking about her hair, but rather her return to WWE to attack Natalya and Becky Lynch.
She takes a minute to consider before leaning in and simply saying “You’re welcome” and leaving
NIKKI CROSS & ALEXA BLISS VS FIRE & DESIRE:
Sonya with a Leg Scissor for a 2 count, Rose with a Yakuza Kick for a 2 count, Cross with a distraction & Rose blasts her, Bliss with a Forearm for a 2 count, Cross with a Stranglehold and slams Rose down, Goddess Death on Bliss, Sonya with a Sliding Knee to Cross, Nikki sends Rose into the post, Sonya with a Spinebuster, Cross finishes Sonya with The Cyclone Neckbreaker for the win
WINNERS: NIKKI CROSS & ALEXA BLISS
CEDRIC ALEXANDER VS SAMI ZAYN:
Zayn with a Lariat for a 1 count, another cover for a 1 count, Backbreaker for a 2 count, another cover and another 2 count, Michinoku Driver II for a near fall, Cedric with a Dropkick then a Tope Suicida, back in, Neuralizer then finishes Sami with The Lumbar Check for the win
WINNER: CEDRIC ALEXANDER
Cedric advances to the Quarters
We see the tag team champions complaining backstage about how unfair this title match is.
AJ Styles rolls up and tells them they’re right but this is an opportunity to show that the OC are great and Rollins and Strowman are no match for these motherlovers. They throw up the Too Sweets.
Natalya cuts a promo in a sling about how she just got done seeing the doctor again and how she expected this to be an emotional week but she didn’t expect Sasha Banks. She says Sasha was one of her closest friends and she can’t wrap her head around how she’d attack–
THE BOSS BLINDSIDES HER! She beats her up and tells her to go to hell and say high to her daddy for her before punctuating the attack by slamming her elbow inside a drawer!
Raw Tag Team Championship
SETH ROLLINS & BRAUN STROWMAN VS THE OC W/AJ STYLES:
Gallows with a Fireman Carry Flapjack on the barricade on Seth, Anderson with a Spinebuster for a near fall, Seth blocks the Superplex and hits a Blockbuster, Gallows sends Braun into the post, Avada Kedavra on Anderson, Slingblade to Gallows, lowbridge on Gallows, Falcon Arrow on Anderson for a near fall, Seth up top, Anderson with a distraction as AJ clips Seth’s head, Double Neckbreaker for a near fall, Magic Killer blocked, Braun runs down AJ & Gallows, Avalanche on Anderson, Running Powerslam, AJ tries to get involved and gets a Blackout (Vic called it the Curb Stomp, hopefully he doesn’t get in trouble for that one) Braun covers Anderson to win the Tag Titles
WINNERS & NEW RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: SETH ROLLINS & BRAUN STROWMAN