May 6, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Bobby Lashley & Baron Corbin defeated AJ Styles & Seth Rollins via End of Days by Corbin on Rollins
- Lucha House Party defeated three unknown wrestlers via shooting star press by Lince Dorado
- Ricochet defeated Robert Roode via 630
- The Viking Raiders defeated Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder via the Viking Experience (non-title match)
- Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre by DQ after Shane McMahon attacked Reigns
- WWE Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) defeated Daniel Bryan via Trouble in Paradise
In-Ring: Vince McMahon, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre
Vince McMahon’s music, and the WWE Chairman makes his way to the ring. McMahon welcomes everyone to Monday Night RAW, and he gets a big reception. McMahon says this will be a RAW no one will ever forget. Why? Because we’re starting out with Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and the Smackdown Live Superstar makes his way to the ring despite being told by WWE management that he’s not welcome on RAW. McMahon says he doesn’t know why Reigns is here, but if he gives him another Superman Punch, the Cincinnati Police will arrest him. Secondly, he’s a Smackdown Live Superstar. What is he doing on RAW? Reigns warns McMahon to watch his tone. Reigns admits he is on Smackdown, but he’s been on RAW a long time. Reigns always wanted to leave the place better than he found it. When he was on his leave of absence, he remembers McMahon and his spoiled kids tell the audience that they’re The Authority. That was a lie. Reigns says that’s over. He takes his orders from the WWE Universe. McMahon says Reigns thinks he’s just going to show up and the crowd will love it. Reigns says if the crowd makes a ton of noise, he’ll do it every week. McMahon says there would be anarchy if that happened.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and the former WWE Champion makes his way to the ring for the first time since WrestleMania! McMahon says this is a bad dream. Bryan is assigned to Smackdown. Bryan says ever since the travesty that occurred at WrestleMania where he was robbed by Kofi Kingston, he has spent the last month in solitude. A “Kofi” chant picks up. Bryan has been searching for answers that only thought leaders like he and McMahon can understand. When he heard that Reigns was showing up on RAW, he figured he and McMahon could have an intellectual conversation.
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. McMahon looks disgusted. Kingston greets the crowd. The roster shakeup was a big deal, but if Bryan had a problem with the way things went down at WrestleMania, he can just forget the McMahons. Bryan can file a complaint with him since he’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Bryan says Kingston is an undeserving champion who never should have received a title shot. Kingston’s win was a fluke. The last 11 years of Kingston’s career was so hard because he never should have been here in the first place. Kingston says yet here he is with the title around his waist.
McMahon cuts them off and says he had an epiphany. What if they have a wild card rule? What if he allowed three members of Smackdown to come to RAW on a given occasion? What if he had RAW superstars come to Smackdown on a given occasion? He’s a genius! Kingston says however McMahon wants to spin it, that’s fine. Kingston says he saw Reigns’ tweet and figured he’d just show up to RAW as well. Why should Reigns have all the fun? Bryan says there is nothing about RAW that is fun. Bryan is not here for fun. Bryan is here for a rematch for his WWE Championship. The crowd loudly boos him.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and he comes out to the ring. McIntyre says if McMahon can’t get this situation under control and no one else in the back has a set, it’s up to him. This is not “Smackdown presents RAW.” McIntyre says he cares more about that egomaniac Reigns than they do. Reigns thinks he can do whatever he wants. McIntyre claims Reigns got himself drafted to Smackdown to duck him. Reigns thinks he can punch his boss. McIntyre is going to Claymore his ass back to Earth. Reigns says it didn’t work out at WrestleMania, so he can try now.
McMahon says they can have a two WrestleMania rematches tonight with the second one being for the WWE Championship. McMahon shouts that he’s brilliant again before leaving the ring.
In-Ring: Vince McMahon, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. After commercials, AJ Styles is in the ring with Mr. McMahon. Styles asks what he’s doing. He gets drafted over to RAW and now Smackdown superstars are coming over? McMahon says it’s Wild Card Rules now. Styles says he was on Smackdown for years making it the “house that AJ Styles built.” Now Seth Rollins’ pal Roman Reigns is allowed on the show? Maybe tomorrow, he’ll go with some friends to Smackdown.
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring. McMahon tells Rollins to take it easy. Rollins says Styles showed his true colors by sucker punching him. Rollins says Smackdown with it’s 1,000 episodes wasn’t built by Styles. The show was fine before and after Styles. This is Rollins’ show now. This is Monday Night Rollins. McMahon says it’s actually his show. Styles says he knows exactly where he is and exactly what he did last week. Styles tried to shake Rollins’ hand last week, and Rollins threw the title in his face. Then Styles tried to walk away and Rollins kept talking. If you’re not going to treat him like a man, then he’s a man who can kick your ass. Styles didn’t just put him through the table. It was with a Phenomenal Forearm. Not much will change at Money in the Bank except that Styles will be the new WWE Universal Champion.
McMahon says it’s obvious they want to compete tonight, so how about it? They prepare to fight, but McMahon stops them. McMahon says they’re going to team. Rollins says he doesn’t want to, but McMahon tells him that he will. McMahon says this will be a brilliant night. Their opponents will be coming out right now.
AJ Styles & Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley & Baron Corbin
Seth Rollins starts off against Seth Rollins. They lock up before Corbin takes him down with a shoulder block. Rollins quickly dropkicks him down before AJ Styles tags in. Bobby Lashley also tags in. They lock up, and Lashley shoves Styles off. Styles applies a side headlock, but Lashley whips him off. Lashley stuns him with a shoulder block, but Styles comes right back with a dropkick. Styles reapplies a side headlock, but Lashley whips him off. Styles holds the ropes, and Rollins blind tags in. Rollins and Styles work together to get Lashley and Corbin out of the ring. Rollins hits Lashley with a plancha, and Styles follows up with a plancha on Corbin.
We come back from the break to see Lashley whip Rollins sternum-first into the corner. Lashley stomps away at him before slamming him for a two count. Lashley throws Rollins out of the ring, and Corbin attacks while the referee’s back is turned. Corbin tags in, and he drives Rollins back-first into the barricade. Corbin gets Rollins in the ring and applies a chin lock. Rollins gets out with a jawbreaker. Corbin comes back with an out and in clothesline for a two count. Corbin stomps Rollins in the corner before propping him up on the top rope. Corbin forearms him in the head and goes for a superplex, but Rollins knocks him off the ropes. Rollins comes back with a blockbuster, and they’re both down now.
Styles and Lashley tag in. Styles hits Lashley with a strike combo before hitting a low clothesline. Styles kips up and hits a corner clothesline. Styles sets up for a Styles Clash, but Lashley shoves him off. Styles boots him back and gets on the apron. Corbin distracts Styles, and Lashley spears him off the apron a la Big E! Lashley’s feet got hung up in the ropes and luckily he hit on the apron instead of headfirst on the floor. Lashley is ok, and he continues to attack Styles. They isolate Styles and keep him down.
We come back from the break to see Styles fight up from a chin lock applied by Lashley. Lashley immediately comes back with a huge back body drop for a two count. Corbin tags in, and he punches Styles to the apron. Styles shoulders him back, but Corbin quickly punches him down for a near fall. Corbin is furious. Styles comes back with a strike combo before tagging Rollins in.
Rollins hits a springboard clothesline before knocking Lashley off the apron. Rollins knocks Corbin back, ducks a clothesline, and hits Lashley with a suicide dive. Rollins kicks Corbin back before knocking him out of the ring. Rollins then hits Corbin and Lashley with a suicide dive. Rollins catches Corbin with a diving clothesline, but Lashley breaks it up. Styles runs in and knocks Lashley out of the ring. Styles hits a baseball slide on Lashley. Corbin rolls Rollins up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Rollins hits a step-up enzuigiri before superkicking him. Rollins signals for the end. Styles gets on the apron and knocks Corbin back. Corbin elbows Rollins and avoids a Phenomenal Forearm, resulting in Rollins taking it. Styles then walks off! Rollins gets to his feet, and Corbin drops him with End of Days for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin
Backstage: The Miz
The Miz is shown standing outside Shane McMahon’s dressing room. The Miz pulls up a chair and waits for Shane to show up.
In-Ring: Sami Zayn, Braun Strowman
Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring. Corey Graves says Zayn has rubbed people the wrong way and will confront him. Sami Zayn asks what the crowd is going to complain about tonight? They’re getting Roman Reigns versus Drew McIntyre AND Kofi Kingston versus Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. It sounds like the people enjoy it just like he did. The only difference is after the excitement wears off, the people will still be miserable being themselves. Fixing yourself is hard. The commentators are beginning to talk over him saying that someone needs to shut him up. Zayn says they are all cowards.
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Zayn throws down the microphone and takes off his jacket and hat. Strowman smiles and gets in the ring, so Zayn leaves. Zayn then leaves through the crowd. Strowman goes into the crowd and chases him. Strowman chases him to the back.
We go backstage to see Zayn still running away from Strowman. Zayn runs into a dead end in the form of a garage door. The door begins to open, but Strowman grabs him by the heel. Strowman then throws him into a dumpster. A garbage truck pulls up and empties the dumpster into the back of the truck. Zayn has been taken out with the trash.
Lucha House Party vs. Three Unknown Wrestlers
Lucha House Party hits the jobbers with impressive moves before Kalisto drops the one guy with Salida del Sol. Gran Metallik follows up with a diving elbow drop. Lince Dorado finishes the guy off with a shooting star press for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Lucha House Party
Backstage: Natalya, Naomi
Natalya and Naomi are backstage looking at invitations from Lacey Evans. They are invited to ringside in formal attire later tonight. Dana Brooke walks up and says she got the same invite.
Ricochet vs. Robert Roode
Ricochet’s spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match is on the line here.
Roode starts off by stomping away at Ricochet, but Ricochet soon makes a comeback. Roode ambushes him down and hits a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Roode applies a chin lock. Roode goes for a catapult into the corner, but Ricochet lands on the ropes and hits a moonsault block. Ricochet hits a pair of running forearms before lifting him up. Roode slides off and clubs him. Ricochet uppercuts him and hits the ropes, but Roode hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Roode puts Ricochet on the top rope, but Ricochet knocks him back. Ricochet crushes him with the 630 to remain in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match!
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Backstage: Rey Mysterio, Dominic, Samoa Joe
Rey Mysterio is walking backstage with his son, Dominic. Heath Slater comes up and greets them. Mysterio goes into his locker room while Dominic goes to get something. We soon see Samoa Joe stalking behind Dominic.
After commercials, WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe is talking to Dominic backstage. Joe says Dominic has been around for a while with his father and Uncle Eddie. Joe thinks Dominic wanted to come out and humiliate him last week. Is that because he did it to his father in front of 80,000 people at WrestleMania? Joe has a message for his father. Mysterio may think he was the better man, but he looks forward to defending the title against him at Money in the Bank. Dominic walks off.
Lacey Evans vs. Ali Katrina
Lacey Evans makes her entrance. She is dressed to compete. Naomi makes her way to the ring in a dress. Dana Brooke is out next in regular clothes. Finally, Natalya comes out dressed in business casual. Finally, Alexa Bliss comes out. They’ll be at ringside to watch Evans fight.
Evans powers the woman to the corner and whips her head off the turnbuckle. Evans stomps the woman before hitting a slingshot Bronco Buster. Evans connects with the Woman’s Right for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans thanks everyone for coming to a classy event, but a proper RSVP was expected. The reason she has these four nasties out here is simple. They all deserved a front row seat to see what a legitimate lady is capable of. At Money in the Bank, Becky Two Belts will lose everything courtesy of a Woman’s Right. She’s aware one of them may win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. She hopes they’re smarter than they look. If any of them have the audacity to cash in after she wins the RAW Women’s Title, they’ll regret their opportunity. They’ll come up short just like The Man will come up short.
RAW and Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. Lynch charges the ring, and they begin to brawl. Lynch bounces Evans off the apron and gets her in the ring. Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Evans gets away. Lynch stands tall in the ring.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is shown backstage. Kofi Kingston’s constant shilling of pancakes and consumerism is a threat to everyone’s existence. Bryan will eliminate him for the future of humanity. Bryan is here to correct the course of human history and become the Planet’s Champion once again.
The Viking Raiders vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
This is a non-title match. Hawkins and Ryder attack The Viking Raiders. They work over Ivar with quick tags. They double-team him for a two count. Hawkins hits a corner dropkick on Ivar. Ryder follows up with a Broski Boot for a two count. Ivar quickly takes Hawkins down with a seated senton. Erik tags in, and they knee Hawkins down for a two count. Ryder tags in and runs wild. Ryder gets Ivar on the outside, and Hawkins clotheslines him down. Erik then kicks Hawkins in the head. Ryder hits Erik with a baseball slide before getting him in the ring. Erik counters a Rough Ryder into double knees. Ivar tags in, and they hit Ryder with The Viking Experience for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt steps into the frame while children clap. Mercy the Buzzard is making a lot of noise. Wyatt asks what he’s doing. Mercy has some white stuffing in his mouth. Abby the Witch tells him to show what he’s doing. Wyatt wants to see what all the fuss is about. Wyatt pulls the Rabbling Rabbit out of the box. Mercy says he despises the Rabbit. Wyatt says it’s perfectly ok to express yourself however you want either by painting or ripping something to shreds. You can be forgiven. Wyatt thinks Mercy should be rewarded. It’s time for a picnic. Miserable looking children are shown sitting on the floor. Wyatt says he will always light the way as long as they let him in. Wyatt then cheerfully waves.
Backstage: Seth Rollins
Replays are shown of AJ Styles perhaps inadvertently hitting Seth Rollins with a Phenomenal Forearm.
Seth Rollins is backstage looking upset. Rollins says it doesn’t matter if Styles hit him by accident or on purpose. Styles made his point perfectly clear after walking off. The next time Styles walks away with him, it’ll be with two black eyes and a broken face.
Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre knocks Reigns to the corner and punches him. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. McIntyre quickly throws him to the corner, but Reigns pops out with a clothesline. Reigns tries for the 10 punches, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre then hits him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. McIntyre punches away at Reigns before hitting a suplex for a near fall. McIntyre applies an arm bar. Reigns tries to fight up, but McIntyre takes him down by the hair. A light “Roman” chant picks up. McIntyre punches him and slides out of a Samoan Drop. McIntyre hits the ropes, but Reigns follows him in and connects with two clotheslines. McIntyre ducks a leaping clothesline and connects with a sloppy belly-to-belly overhead suplex. McIntyre sends Reigns into the ring post before putting him back in the ring. McIntyre stomps the face before attempting a suplex, but Reigns counters into a suplex of his own. Reigns soon gets to his feet and clotheslines McIntyre out of the ring. Reigns sets up for a Drive By Dropkick, but McIntyre bit boots him. McIntyre follows up with an inverted Alabama Slam into the apron.
We come back from the break to see Reigns attempt a Superman Punch, but McIntyre counters into a spinebuster for a near fall. McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick, but Reigns sidesteps it. Reigns punches back at him before delivering an uppercut. McIntyre immediately comes back with a Glasgow Kiss for a near fall. McIntyre sets up for a Double Arm DDT, but Reigns gets out. Reigns quickly kicks out of a backslide pin and spikes McIntyre with a DDT for a near fall.
McIntyre gets out of the ring holding his neck. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but McIntyre kicks him before sending him into the steel ring steps. McIntyre gets him in the ring and hits a swinging sidewalk slam for a near fall. McIntyre goes to the top rope and jumps into a Superman Punch. Reigns covers, but McIntyre kicks out at two and a half. Reigns sets up for a Spear, but McIntyre kicks him. Reigns soon hits the ropes and Spears McIntyre. Reigns covers, but Shane McMahon attacks him for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Shane McMahon and Elias double-team Reigns until The Miz runs down to make the save. Miz has a steel chair in his hand. Miz chases McMahon through the crowd. Elias grabs Reigns and sends him into a Claymore Kick.
Backstage: Shane McMahon, The Miz
We go backstage to see Shane McMahon running backstage and finding a spot to hide. The Miz runs by him. Charly Caruso comes up to McMahon and asks about the Steel Cage Match. McMahon walks off, but she chases after him. McMahon goes to get in his limousine, but Miz attacks him with the chair. Miz punches him around the limo and knocks him into the body of the car. McMahon quickly kicks him in the groin, gets in the limo, and speeds off.
In-Ring: The Revival, The Usos
The Revival are in the ring prepared to fight Anderson and Gallows. Replays are shown of Dash Wilder shaving Scott Dawson’s back.
The Usos come out and says they’re going to make The Revival hotter. The Usos show their version of Icy Hot called “Ucey Hot.” The Revival start writhing around in pain because their genitalia area is coated in it apparently. The Usos give them water bottles, so The Revival pours it down their trunks. However since it’s sweat activated, it makes it worse. This belongs on the worst of WWE’s comedy.
Backstage: Kofi Kingston
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 7, 2019
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston is backstage. A lot of people thought him winning the title was impossible. Kingston showed the world that the impossible is possible. Daniel Bryan said he was going to correct the course of human history. Not only will he retain the WWE Championship, he’ll also send Bryan’s whining behind back to where he came from. Bryan will know exactly why he’s the WWE champion, BABY!
In-Ring: No Way Jose, Lars Sullivan
No Way Jose is making his way to the ring, but Lars Sullivan makes his way to the ring. Sullivan annihilates the conga line before destroying No Way Jose. Sullivan slams one of the conga line members on the barricade before throwing another into the ring post. Finally, Sullivan gets another one in the ring. Jose fights back, but Sullivan immediately drops him. Sullivan hits Jose with a running sit-out powerbomb and poses.
Backstage: Vince McMahon, Lars Sullivan
After commercials, Mr. McMahon is in the back talking on the phone about what a genius he is before reiterating that there will be three Wild Card superstars on the shows per week or he’ll suspend someone. Lars Sullivan walks in, so McMahon ups it to four (we’ve still had five Smackdown stars on the show tonight).
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings, and Bryan quickly starts kicking him to the corner and hits a running corner dropkick. Kingston makes a comeback, knocks him out of the ring, and takes him down with a leaping plancha.
We come back from the break to see Kingston take Bryan down and hits a slingshot splash for a two count. Kingston chops the chest before having a whip reversed. Bryan goes for a monkey flip, but Kingston lands on his feet. Bryan soon gives him a back body drop out of the ring. Bryan sends Kingston shoulder-first into the ring post. Bryan applies a hammerlock and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post again. Bryan gets him in the ring and hits a double underhook suplex into an arm bar. Bryan tries for a LeBell Lock, but Kingston escapes. They then wipe each other out with dual cross-body blocks.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see Bryan wipe Kingston out with a nasty back body drop over the top rope! Kingston’s head snapped off the ringside mats hard. Bryan goes outside and sends Kingston sternum-first into the barricade. Kingston makes a comeback by leaping to the apron and then the top rope before coming off with a diving cross-body block to the floor!
Kingston gets Bryan in the ring and goes to the top rope for a diving splash for a near fall. Kingston goes for a whip into the ropes, but Bryan counters into the LeBell Lock. Kingston fights to get to the bottom rope. Bryan kicks away at the injured shoulder of Kingston. Kingston fights back, but Bryan catches him with a German Suplex attempt. Kingston lands on his feet and hits a leaping clothesline. Kingston hits a Boom Drop. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Bryan dropkicks him out of mid-air. Bryan hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Bryan goes for a Busaiku Knee Kick, but Kingston avoids it. Bryan avoids Trouble in Paradise and goes for the LeBell Lock, but Kingston fights out. Kingston then hits Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winner and still WWE Champion: Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston celebrates with his WWE Championship as the show comes to an end.