Raw Results – 8/26/19
Raw Results – 8/26/19
New Orleans, Louisiana
Smoothie King Center
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Corey Graves
Sasha Banks making her entrance.
A recap of Sasha’s return and interview follows.
The Boss gets on the mic and says everybody wants to know why, and where she’s been. She throws up four fingers, Horsemen-style, and says she’s been gone four months, out of sight, minding her own business, but all she hears is people talking about her. About how she threw a fit (she did), how she was crying on the floor at WrestleMania (she did), and how she took her ball and went home (you’re damn right she did), but not for reasons you might think.
She was relegated to a tag team match she didn’t care about at WrestleMania, defending tag titles that meant even less while Becky Lynch got to main event WrestleMania against Ronda Rousey. So you’re right, she took her ball and went home and went on a couple amazing vacations with her WrestleMania paycheck, which, by the way, not as big as Becky’s.
When she came back, she came to work, and she wanted to make a perfect moment. And there she was, poor old innocent Natalya. And who came to save the day? Good ol’ Becky Lynch, and now Banks is the center of attention that she deserves to be for running the division since day one. And now, she deserves all this glory. So she–
Enter Natalya, elbow taped up but ready to fight! Double leg on the floor, grounded punches, the Boss turns it around and they brawl! Putting Banks into the steel steps, they roll around and referees and road agents swarm to separate them! At length, Scott Armstrong finally manages to pull Neidhart off
Street Profits play hype men for tonight’s festivities, including a tag team turmoil match to determine number one contenders for the Raw tag titles
RICOCHET VS DREW MCINTYRE:
Drew avoids a Triangle Moonsault and hits a Backbreaker on the barricade and holds on hitting another on the ring apron, Ricochet sends Drew to the floor then follows with a Sasuke Special, back in the ring, Drew counters a Poisoned Frankensteiner into an Inverted Concrete Slam for a near fall, Ricochet with a Northern Lights Suplex and floats over, but Drew blocks and hits a Tossing Suplex, Ricochet with a Springboard Lariat then a Standing Shooting Star Press for a near fall, Ricochet up top, but Drew blocks him & hits a right hand, Drew sends him into the steps, but Ricochet leaps over then & hits a Leaping Kick, Running off the steps, but Drew catches him with The Glasgow Kiss, back in the ring Drew looks for the kill, Ricochet stops the Claymore with a Superkick, cavalcade of kicks, Drew with a Lariat, then a Sit-Out Powerbomb for a near fall, Ricochet with the Diving Recoil and up top & hits The 630 and Ricochet advances to the Quarters where he’ll face Samoa Joe
Braun and Seth are interviewed backstage. Rollins says it’s quite a situation he’s gotten himself into, but that’s what they do, so they’ll be ready for all comers. Strowman refuses to speak about the tag titles for a beat before agreeing and then asking who Seth will let step up and challenge him for the Universal Championship. Rollins starts talking about all the challengers before realizing that Braun must be challenging him for Big Red.
Strowman plays off like he’s just trying to make sure they’re on the same page to defend the tag titles before saying of course he’s challenging for the Universal Championship. Rollins accepts the challenge!
THE MIZ VS BARON CORBIN:
Corbin with The Dream Crusher for a near fall, Miz with Shoot Kicks, a pair of Running Double Knees then a Hanging Lariat, up top, Double Ax Handle for a 2 count, Miz goes after the leg, Corbin kicks him off & hits Deep Six for a near fall, Skull-Crushing Finale blocked, Blackhole Sun countered into a Sunset Flip for a near fall, End of Days countered into a Snap DDT for a near fall, Shoot Kicks, Corbin ducks the Buzzsaw, Rollup for a near fall, Miz ducks The Dream Crusher, Skull-Crushing Finale, but Miz only gets a near fall, Corbin rolls to the floor, Miz goes after him, back in the ring, Miz with a Springboard, Corbin ducks & hits The End of Days for the win (FUCK!) Corbin advances to the quarters to face Cedric
WINNER: BARON CORBIN
Corbin puts on the crown and takes a seat with the scepter.
He says when he came to this building tonight he was asked about a poll that said we wanted anybody but him to win King of the Ring (sound like smart people took that poll then), but the good thing is he’s never cared what we think anyway, and he’s here because of himself and only himself. All hail King Corbin. (All change the channel when King Corbin is on)
Backstage, the OC are interviewed and complain about having to go through seven other teams to get a chance to win their tag titles back
BAYLEY VS NIKKI CROSS:
Cross with a Body Scissors then turns it into a prawn hold for a 2 count, Cross ties Bayley to the Tree of Woe then hits a Shoulder Block for a 2 count, Bayley with a Sunset Flip for a 2 count, Elevated Neckbreaker for a 2 count, Spinning Sidewalk Slam, up top and hits the Diving Elbow Drop for the win
Braun Strowman cuts a promo about how he and Seth Rollins are going to defend the tag titles, he’s going to win the Universal Championship, and tonight he’s going to win the United States Championship from AJ Styles
Tag Team Turmoil:
Viking Raiders & B-Team are out first
they put Bo down quickly with Thor’s Hammer
next up is The OC
Gallows takes a shot at Rowe then they double team Hanson, Hanson wipes out Anderson with a Tope Suicida, ref can’t get control and calls for a double dq eliminating both teams
next up is the makeshift duo of Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler and The Lucha House Party
Ziggler makes quick work of the Luchas with a Northern Superkick on Metalik for the elimination
Revival is out next
Revival with a Backbreaker/Guillotine Legdrop combo on Dolph for a near fall, Double Team Decavitator for a near fall, Dawson with a Slinghsot Suplex for a near fall, Rocker Dropper on Dash, Dawson with a Brainbuster on Dolph, but Roode made a blind tag, Brainbuster blocked, Roode hits The Glorious DDT to eliminate The Revival
Hawkins & Ryder are out, Long Island Express on Dolph, but Roode makes the save, Superkick on Ryder eliminates Hawkins & Ryder
The final team is Heavy Machinery
Tuckey with a Double Jump Crossbody on Dolph for a near fall, he passes Ziggler to Dozer, Vertical Suplex for a 2 count, Tuckey with a Slingshot Senton Atomico, Roode sends Tuckey into the barricade then the steps, back in, covers Tuckey for a 2 count, Knee Drop for a 2 count, Ziggler with a Neckbreaker for a 2 count, Dolph tries the Leaping DDT, but Tuckey counters into a Catapult into the post, Dozer with an Avalanche on Roode then a Pop-Up on Dolph, Double Avalanche, Caterpillar Elbow, Roode with a rollup for a near fall, Dozer with a Pop-Up World’s Strongest Slam for a near fall, Machinery looks for the kill, but Ziggler takes out Tuckey with a Superkick then a Zig-Zag with Dozer landing on Tuckey, Roode finishes Tuckey with The Glorious DDT for the win
WINNERS: ROBERT ROODE & DOLPH ZIGGLER
Roode & Ziggler gets the Tag Title shot at The Clash
SASHA BANKS VS NATALYA:
Nattie with a Release German Suplex & Sasha lands hard on her neck for a near fall, Sasha goes after the bad arm wrapping it around the post then into the timekeeper’s area then back to the post, back in the ring for a 2 count, Nattie avoids the Meteora and rolls Sasha up for a near fall, Sharpshooter countered into The Bank Statement, Nattie blocks, Sasha scissors the arm and wraps the other arm around Nattie’s throat, a new variation, a Cut-Throat Bank Statement & Nattie taps out
WINNER: SASHA BANKS
Sasha locks it back in to torture Nattie some more before leaving
Backstage, AJ Styles is interviewed.
He talks about how nobody thinks he can beat Braun without his OC buddies but he’s not intimidated by Strowman
CEDRIC ALEXANDER VS CESARO:
Cedric looked for a Tope, but Cesaro cuts him off with a European Uppercut, Gutwrench Suplex for a 2 count, Cedric with a Slingshot Complete Shot, Cesaro rolls to the floor, Cedric follows with a Tope con Hilo, back in the ring with a Springboard Lariat for a near fall, Cedric with the Nerualizer then a Michinoku Driver II for a near fall, he looked to go up, but Cesaro with a Superplex for a near fall, Half Crab, but Cedric makes it to the rope, Cesaro charges, but Cedric catches him with The Queen’s Crowning for a near fall, Lumbar Check attempt, but Cesaro shifts his weight and turns it into a pin for a near fall, Half Crab, Cedric fights out, Victory Roll for a near fall, Back Elbow, Cesaro counters The Neuralizer into an Ankle Lock, Cedric kicks him off & hits The Lumbar Check for the win
WINNER: CEDRIC ALEXANDER
Recap of Elias appearing at some kind of festival and the 24/7 Championship shenanigans that ensued.
Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode are interviewed backstage.
They talk about how they came together as a team and how their opponents at Clash of Champions have to pull double duty
AJ STYLES VS BRAUN STROWMAN:
Braun sends AJ to the floor then The Shoulder Block Express is on the tracks, back in, AJ blocks an Avalanche, Springboard, but Braun catches him with a goozle, Chokeslam for a near fall, AJ goes to work on the leg and locks in The Calf Crusher, but Braun breaks out of it and slams AJ into the mat for a 2 count, Shoulder Block Express is back on the track, AJ slides out of a Powerslam, Braun charges, but AJ evades, Braun hits the post, AJ sends Braun into the ref knocking him to the floor, AJ rips at the eyes then kicks Braun in the nuts and goes to work with a chair, Braun hits The Running Powerslam, still no ref, The OC goes after Braun, but Braun comes back and wipes them out with the chair, he stalks AJ, the ref is back up, he says he heard the chair shot (yeah on Gallows & Andrson) and dq’s Braun
WINNER & STILL US CHAMPION: AJ STYLES
Neither the fans or Braun are happy and Braun wipes out all of the OC with multiple Running Powerslams as the show ends