WWE RAW Results
May 27, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show kicks off with a video honoring Memorial Day with some veterans telling stories about missions they have served on and the people they lost in battle. We go into the arena to hear a loud “USA” chant.
We go backstage to see Brock Lesnar, and he is immediately booed by the crowd. Paul Heyman is with him.
Brock Lesnar’s Money in the Bank contract decision
WWE Champion Kofi Kingston’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring throwing pancakes into the crowd. We see a video package of Dolph Ziggler making a surprise return to attack Kingston and challenge him to a WWE Championship match at WWE Super ShowDown.
A “Kofi” chant picks up. Kingston says he loves the crowd. Last week on Smackdown, Owens took out Big E and re-injured his knee. Then Dolph Ziggler attacked him, but he didn’t finish the job because he’s still standing here and standing tall. When the time is right, he will address Ziggler. Tonight he is here for Mr. Money in the Bank. Paul Heyman said tonight would be the night Lesnar chooses his opponent. Kingston considers himself to not only be a fighting champion, but the greatest WWE Champion of all time. Kingston can do that by beating Lesnar. What Kingston wants right now is for Lesnar to come out and cash in the Money in the Bank contract on him here tonight.
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he comes out to a big reception. Rollins says he’s not Brock Lesnar… he’s better. Rollins likes where Kingston’s head is at. Rollins doesn’t want to wait around either and wants to know who Lesnar is cashing in on. We’ve got the WWE Champion and the Universal Champion here. All we’re missing is Lesnar, so let’s get him out here. Rollins calls Lesnar out.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits… and his music quickly changes to a dance theme. Lesnar comes out wearing a shirt that says, “Brock Party,” and the Money in the Bank briefcase has fake speakers on it. Lesnar comes out dancing with the briefcase on his shoulder like a boombox. Lesnar gets in the ring and psychotically dances. Kingston’s New Day theme starts playing, and Lesnar looks at him. Then Rollins’ music plays, and Lesnar looks at him. Heyman is in the background head-banging. Rollins, tired of the joking around, leaves the ring.
Kingston takes his championship off and tells Lesnar to cash in. Heyman says it’s just like Rollins to pee on everybody’s parade. His client, Brock Lesnar, was going to announce right here and now against whom he was going to cash in the Money in the Bank, but Seth Rollins ruined the “Brock Party.” The crowd loudly boos, but Heyman says you cannot boo Lesnar. The boos get louder. Heyman tells the crowd not to boo them. Boo Seth Rollins. Lesnar and Heyman then leave the ring.
All of a sudden, Dolph Ziggler attacks Kingston from behind and lays him out with a Zig-Zag on the ramp. Ziggler grabs a steel chair and goes to Kingston, but Xavier Woods runs down and fights him off. Ziggler retreats.
We come back from the break to see Kofi Kingston still being helped up the ramp. Dolph Ziggler returns to attack Xavier Woods. Woods punches him back to ringside, but Ziggler soon rakes the eyes. Ziggler sends Woods into the barricade, but Woods soon makes a comeback by sending him over the barricade. Woods leaps off the barricade with an axe handle smash. Woods then brings him back to ringside only to throw him back into the crowd. Woods sends Ziggler into a barricade and throws a garbage can onto him.
Woods sends him back to ringside and climbs over, but Ziggler quickly attacks the knee. Ziggler then bounces Woods off the steel ring steps. Ziggler grabs a steel chair and hits Woods in the back with it. Ziggler gets him in the ring and hits it again before digging it into his throat. Ziggler is bleeding and appears to have busted open his eyebrow. Kofi Kingston runs down with a chair to scare Ziggler away.
Kofi Kingston is helping Xavier Woods up to his feet. Dolph Ziggler comes out to the stage. Kingston has been worrying about who Brock Lesnar is cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on when he should be worrying about him. WWE Super ShowDown is eleven days away. Ziggler is taking that title away from him. Ziggler loves Kingston as the WWE Champion, but every time he sees him with that title it reminds him that it should have been him.
Ziggler says they were friends for years, and he defended Kingston as being more than a B+ player. What happens when Kingston doesn’t have the title? What happens when Ziggler takes the title from him? The millions of fans that look up to Kingston… what happens to them? It took him longer than he wanted because at WrestleMania it should have been him. However at Super ShowDown… it will be him. Ziggler then walks off.
Later tonight, we’ll see WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics take on Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross in a non-title match. There will also be a Fatal 4-Way match to determine the Universal Championship challenger at WWE Super ShowDown. It’ll be The Miz taking on Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman, and Baron Corbin. Corbin is replacing AJ Styles, who was originally advertised but is injured.
We go backstage to see a big Memorial Party with a bunch of WWE Superstars dancing around. The Usos take centerstage and wish Natalya a happy birthday. Jimmy Uso says everyone is invited… except The Revival. They welcome everyone to The Uso Block Party.
We go elsewhere backstage to see Shane McMahon warming up. Charly Caruso says she heard he’s competing and wants to know who it will be against. McMahon says he has to face Roman Reigns at Super ShowDown, so this is a warmup. Drew McIntyre joins his side. McMahon makes his entrance, but then goes to the back when he doesn’t like the reception.
Video Package: Triple H vs. Randy Orton at WWE Super ShowDown
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are in the ring. McMahon says the Samoan Dynasty has gone on for years, long before him and Roman Reigns. All fights have come down to respect. Respect has been ingrained in him since he was a little boy. It wasn’t for Reigns. How on earth can you explain how Reigns could strike down the patriarch of WWE, his father Vince McMahon?
Look who Reigns is representing. You can go back to the High Chief Peter Maivia. Maybe you’d know his grandson, The Rock. Two individuals were the most vicious and well known: The Wild Samoans. Reigns’ father was Sika. McMahon says he knows Sika better than Reigns does. McMahon says he won’t disparage The Wild Samoans. His father was always there to clean up The Wild Samoan’s mistakes. A chant of, “This is boring,” picks up. Who of the Samoan Dynasty will take on McMahon?
Shane McMahon w/ Drew McIntyre vs. Lance Anoa’i
Before the match begins, McIntyre pulls Anoa’i out of the ring and slams him back and forth into the barricade and ring apron. McIntyre then throws him into the ring post before hitting an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McMahon commentates from in the ring and sarcastically says that was uncalled for. McMahon then tells the referee to ring the bell.
McMahon punches and kicks Anoa’i back to the corner and beats him down. An “AEW” chant picks up. Anoa’i fights back while the crowd chants, “This is awful.” Anoa’i dropkicks McMahon down. McMahon quickly blocks a kick and delivers a back elbow. McMahon punches away at him before applying a triangle choke for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Shane McMahon
McMahon tells McIntyre to pick Anoa’i up. McIntyre then chops Anoa’i down. McMahon applies another triangle choke and says if Sika was here, he’d be doing the same to him. McMahon says the biggest mistake Sika ever made was spawning Roman Reigns.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Reigns hits McIntyre with a Superman Punch before chasing McMahon. Reigns hits McMahon with a Superman Punch and sets up for a spear, but McIntyre pulls McMahon out of the ring. They run to the back. Reigns and Anoa’i fist bump in the ring.
We go backstage to see Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre still running.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes back to the ring with Paul Heyman. Heyman says the time has come for his client to inform one champion who will be having the Money in the Bank contract cashed in on.
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he comes down to the ring. Rollins says the title is his life. Lesnar points at the Money in the Bank briefcase. Rollins says he sees it and tells him to shut his mouth. Lesnar makes a mockery out of the championship because he is a joke. Lesnar says, “Beat box, bitch!” Rollins says he stomped Lesnar’s head into the mat at WrestleMania and can do it again right now. Lesnar used to be the most feared man in combat sports history, but now he’s hiding behind Heyman as a shell of what he used to be. Rollins dares Lesnar to cash in the briefcase.
Heyman pulls out the contract and starts to read the clause that Lesnar has a year to cash in. Lesnar stops Heyman, takes the contract, and slaps Heyman with it. Lesnar was unaware that he had a year to cash in the contract. Lesnar says he’s got a year before saying, “Seth Rollins… screw you.” Lesnar then walks off.
All of a sudden, we see WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth running through the crowd with a bunch of RAW jobbers chasing him. R-Truth escapes and runs off with Carmella on his back.
Charly Caruso is backstage with AJ Styles. She asks about Styles’ injury. Styles says he felt a pop in his lower back at Money in the Bank. Styles says he wanted to compete tonight for an opportunity at the Universal Championship. That’s not going to happen tonight. She asks how long he’ll be out. Styles starts to explain, but Corbin attacks him from behind.
Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. She’ll team with Nikki Cross to take on The IIconics, next.
Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics
Nikki Cross and Billie Kay start off. They lock up, and Peyton Royce tags in. Cross takes Royce down, but Royce soon comes back with an arm wrench. Kay tags in, and Cross hits a headlock takeover. Cross gets them out of the ring and hits a cross-body lock off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Kay keeping Cross grounded. Cross sidesteps an avalanche and tags in Lynch. Royce also tags in. Lynch hits a diving clothesline on Royce before knocking Kay off the apron. Lynch hits a Bexploder on Royce before connecting with a running forearm. A “Becky” chant picks up. Lynch hits a diving leg drop, but Kay breaks up the pin. Cross tries to make the save, but Kay big boots her down. The IIconics hit Lynch with a double-team face-buster for a two count. Lynch goes for a Dis-Arm-Her on Royce while Cross pulls Kay off the apron. Lynch kicks out of a roll-up from Royce and slams her for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross
Lacey Evans immediately comes out and walks down the ramp before walking to the back.
We’re back at The Uso Block Party. The Usos, Tamina, and Naomi hug. The Revival crash the party. Naomi says she invited The Revival. Naomi tells them to squash their beef. They shake hands, but there is tension.
Ricochet vs. Cesaro
Ricochet quickly takes Cesaro down with a hurricanrana. Ricochet dropkicks him out of the ring and hits a Fosbury Flop.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro stretching Ricochet out. Ricochet fights out and tries for a sunset flip, but Cesaro grabs him by the neck and hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Cesaro hits a double stomp for another two count. Ricochet eventually makes a comeback by flipping through a backslide and superkicking him. Ricochet hits a springboard clothesline for a two count. Ricochet immediately follows up with a standing shooting star press for a two count. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Cesaro uppercuts him. Ricochet knees out of a superplex and takes Cesaro down. Ricochet goes for a 630, but Cesaro moves. Cesaro then annihilates him with a European Uppercut for a near fall.
Cesaro gets Ricochet up in a torture rack, but Ricochet gets out. Cesaro blocks him, but Ricochet takes him down with Code Red for a two count. Cesaro sends Ricochet out of the ring. Ricochet then gets his feet on Cesaro’s head, pulls himself up, spins, and hits a hurricanrana with a cradle for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
We’ll have a Fatal 4-Way match to determine who will face Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE Super ShowDown next Friday.
We take a look at still photos of Samoa Joe’s shoulder up during the final pin of the WWE United States Championship match. After the match, Joe attacked Mysterio and separated the shoulder. Mysterio will relinquish the United States Championship next week on RAW.
Samoa Joe comes out and says he heard Rey Mysterio is going to do the right thing next week and relinquish the United States Championship. Joe will be ready to take back what is rightfully his.
Corey Graves will interview Sami Zayn later tonight.
We go to The Uso Block Party to see The Usos playing corn hole against The Revival.
The Miz says he used to not want to earn a shot at the Universal Championship. Now things have changed, including him having another baby girl with Maryse, and he is ready to earn the right.
We then see Braun Strowman backstage. He says Lashley and Corbin will get these hands. As for Miz, he congratulates him on having another girl.
Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match
Braun Strowman vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Lashley
The winner of this match will go on to face Seth Rollins at WWE Super ShowDown for the WWE Universal Championship.
A big brawl breaks out, and Miz and Corbin are quickly cleared from the ring. It’s Strowman and Lashley in the ring. They’ll have a singles match at WWE Super ShowDown, so they’d have to work double duty if either of them win this match. Corbin attacks Strowman from behind and punches away at him. Corbin and Lashley double-team Strowman before sending him shoulder-first into the ring post. Miz hits Corbin with a Reality Check while big booting Lashley back. Miz hits Lashley and Corbin with IT Kicks. Corbin soon takes Miz down with a back suplex for a two count. Lashley hits Miz with a neckbreaker for a two count. Lashley goes outside and sends Strowman into the barricade. Corbin gets Miz on the top rope, but Miz fights him off. Corbin goes outside and sends Strowman into the barricade. Miz fights Lashley off, but he’s still on the top rope. Lashley and Corbin go for a double-team superplex, but Strowman comes from behind to do the Tower of Doom spot. Strowman covers Lashley for a two count.
Strowman hits Corbin and Lashley with a double dropkick. Strowman then clubs Corbin down. Corbin and Lashley roll out of the ring. Strowman goes outside, but Lashley cuts him off with a big shoulder block tackle. Miz tries to attack Lashley, but Corbin attacks him. Corbin then sends Miz into the barricade. Corbin and Lashley high five each other. Corbin and Lashley then give Strowman a double-team suplex on the ramp.
We come back from the break to see Corbin and Lashley double-teaming Miz. Miz tries to fight back, but Corbin sends him sternum-first into the corner. Miz surprises Corbin with a roll-up for a two count. Miz then pulls the top rope down to get Corbin out of the ring. Lashley attacks Miz from behind and hits a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Lashley tries for another one, but Miz boots him back and punches away at him. Miz kicks away at him in the corner and hits a pair of running double knees. Miz then finishes him off with his patented corner clothesline. Corbin runs in, avoids a springboard from Miz, and hits him with a Deep Six for a near fall.
Strowman comes in and goes back and forth with avalanches on Corbin and Lashley. Strowman goes outside and slams Miz on the apron. Strowman then runs over Lashley and Corbin with running shoulder blocks. Lashley quickly jumps to the apron and takes Strowman down. Strowman soon sends Lashley into the crowd and fights him to the back. In the ring, Miz catches Corbin with an inside cradle for a two count. Miz gets out of a move and attacks Corbin. Miz hits him with a pair of running double knees, but Corbin soon catches him with End of Days… for the win… but this is an elimination match.
Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin
Apparently they’re saying Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman eliminated themselves by fighting to the back. What??
Brock Lesnar is shown sitting backstage looking bored.
Firefly Fun House is next.
The Usos and The Revival are apparently having the longest game of cornhole that has ever been played. R-Truth runs in, and everyone starts trying to pin him. R-Truth escapes.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt is shown with a paper plate over his face that has a scary image drawn on it. Wyatt then happily greets the audience and asks if they enjoyed his secret. Wyatt likes to call him The Fiend, but he’s here to protect them. Sometimes he finds it hard to find his confidence and be brave, especially when he’s all alone. When he puts the mask on, he can be anything he wants to be. Wyatt then maniacally smiles.
Abby the Witch says Wyatt just doesn’t want the people to know what a sicko he is. Abby asks if he’s a doctor now. Wyatt dresses up as a doctor and says the diagnosis is in: Abby the Witch is a bully. Abby says she is tired and is tired of being in limbo. Wyatt then has two kids come out with a limbo stick. Wyatt says he’ll always light the way. All they have to do is… let him in. Wyatt crab walks under the limbo stick.
Sami Zayn will be interviewed by Corey Graves, next.
The Electric Chair w/ special guest Sami Zayn
Corey Graves actually has Sami Zayn sit in an actual electric chair. Charly Caruso is in the crowd and is with a fan. The fan asks when Zayn is retiring. Zayn asks if the guy’s parents are related. A kid asks if he misses the Ginger Snaps from Mixed Match Challenge. Zayn asks if she’s asking about his tag team with Becky Lynch. Zayn says her parents are doing a bad job. Another fan asks how it feels to be destroyed by Braun Strowman. Zayn threatens violence against the fan. Another fan asks why he hasn’t won the Universal Title. Zayn says he could win the title anytime he wants. Zayn then says he’s stunned they haven’t asked him about AEW.
Seth Rollins comes out, and Zayn leaves the ring. This match is next.
Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins
This is a non-title match. Zayn soon starts running away from Rollins. They get in the ring, and Rollins clotheslines him down. Rollins gets him out of the ring and punches him at ringside. Zayn still tries to escape from Rollins. Zayn begs him off, and Rollins bends his hand back. Zayn fights out and takes Rollins down. Zayn applies a chin lock. Rollins fights up, but Zayn shoulder blocks him down for a two count. Zayn kicks away at Rollins’ face before punching him. Rollins fights back and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Rollins knees him in the back, sending Zayn out of the ring. Rollins goes outside to get him, but Zayn pushes him into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Zayn elbowing Rollins in the face. The crowd is chanting for Rollins. Rollins fights back, but Zayn takes him down with a suplex for a one count. Rollins comes back and takes Zayn down. Zayn quickly gets out of the ring, so Rollins floors him with two suicide dives. Rollins hurt his knee on the second one, but it looks like it’s part of the storyline. Rollins gets Zayn in the ring and goes for a powerbomb, but his knee buckles. Zayn DDTs him for a two count.
The referee checks on Rollins, but he says he’s good to go. Zayn attacks the knee. Rollins kicks him away, so Rollins hits an STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins superkicks Zayn and tries for a Stomp, but Zayn avoids it. Zayn then applies a Figure Four Leglock. Rollins screams in pain, but he eventually rolls over to reverse the pressure onto Zayn. Rollins fights out of a Blue Thunder Bomb, but his leg gives out. Zayn then gives Rollins a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Zayn goes for a superplex, but Rollins fights him off. Rollins goes for a frog splash, but Zayn gets the knees up for a two count. Rollins and Zayn trade punches. Zayn goes for a Figure Four Leglock, but Rollins kicks Zayn out of the ring. Zayn quickly gets in the ring, and Rollins hits him with a Stomp. Rollins clutches his knee in pain. Rollins follows up with a second Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins