WWE Monday Night RAW 08 05 2019

WWE RAW Results
August 5, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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 entire WWE roster is on the stage. A graphic on the titantron says, “We stand with you: Dayton, OH and El Paso, TX.” A 10 bell salute sounds off.

The new RAW video plays, and we go live into the arena.

Samoa Joe is standing on the commentary table saying he wants to right a very terrible wrong. Joe is taking the commentators to task for perpetuating the lie that he was behind the forklift attack on Roman Reigns. Reigns isn’t denying it and he is just as culpable. Cole says this is a live show and this isn’t the time and place. Corey Graves says Joe can understand why people think he was behind it. Cole says over 80% of the WWE Universe, according to a poll, think he was behind it. Joe says 80% of the WWE Universe are idiots. Joe says he wasn’t anywhere near the forklift and demands video be shown.

Video Package: Roman Reigns is nearly taken out by a forklift knocking equipment over on him

Joe says there were more cameras than a dystopian universe. He was not in one frame. His name has been besmirched, and he will not stand for it. He will confront Roman Reigns later tonight and shut the show down until he gets his apology.

RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s music cuts Joe off, and she makes her way down to the ring. Lynch will face Natalya in a Submission Match at SummerSlam for the RAW Women’s Championship.

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Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya and Trish Stratus

Natalya and Becky Lynch start it off. They lock up, but get nowhere. They get into a shoving match. Lynch goes for a Dis-Arm-Her, but Natalya gets out. Natalya takes her down and applies a front facelock. Lynch twists out, but Natalya takes her down and applies an arm bar. Lynch gets out and tries for a Sharpshooter, but Natalya fights out. Lynch goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Flair tags herself in.

Flair chops the chest of Natalya while Trish Stratus looks on. Natalya sends her to the corner, and Flair rolls to the apron. Flair slingshots into the ring for a roll-up, but they botch it. They look lost for a few moments before Natalya goes for a crucifix pin. Flair eventually takes her down with a big boot and taunts the crowd. Flair smashes Natalya’s face off the canvas while taunting Stratus. Flair applies a neck vice before transitioning into a chin lock. Natalya fights up and pulls Flair off. Flair quickly comes back with a clothesline. Flair teases tagging Lynch in before telling her to kiss her ass. Flair then stretches Natalya on the ropes. One of Natalya’s hair extensions fall out while Flair takes her down and punches away at her. Flair big boots her. Natalya tries to fight back, but Flair elbows her in the face and rolls her up. Natalya kicks out and sends her headfirst into the turnbuckle. Natalya nearly makes it to tag in Stratus, but Flair stops her. Flair hits a suplex and kips up.

Lynch blind tags in, and Flair is furious. Flair then attacks Lynch from behind and walks off. Natalya takes advantage of the attack and applies the Sharpshooter to Lynch. Lynch screams in pain, but she gets to the bottom rope. Natalya doesn’t release at the referee’s 5-count, so she is disqualified.

Winners by Disqualification: Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair

Natalya drags Lynch into the center of the ring and keeps the Sharpshooter applied. Trish Stratus runs in and pulls Natalya off. Natalya quickly shoves Stratus and leaves the ring. Stratus helps Lynch out of the ring.

Footage is shown of Andrade ripping Rey Mysterio’s mask off last week on RAW. They will compete in a singles match, next.

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Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade w/ Zelina Vega

The bell rings, and Mysterio quickly takes Andrade down with a drop-toe-hold. Andrade quickly comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Mysterio quickly fights back and sends him into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Andrade takes him down. Mysterio takes him down and boots him before hitting a hurricanrana into the second turnbuckle. Mysterio hits the ropes, but Andrade knees him before sending him to the corner. Andrade stomps him before chopping him in the corner. Andrade goes for a slam, but Mysterio counters into an arm drag that sends him out of the ring. Mysterio then hits him with a sunset flip off the apron to whip Andrade into the barricade!

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We come back from the break to see Andrade putting Mysterio on his shoulders from the second rope. Mysterio counters, gets in the electric chair position, and hits a super hurricanrana off the second rope! Mysterio picks up a near fall.

Mysterio shoulders Andrade and kicks him in the head. Mysterio goes to the top rope and hits a flying seated senton. Mysterio connects with a head-scissor takeover and punches him. Andrade goes for a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through and kicks him in the head for a near fall. Zelina Vega is shouting for Andrade to fight through. Mysterio catches him with a sunset flip bomb for a near fall. Andrade comes back with some chops to the chest. Mysterio ducks a chop, hits the ropes, avoids a big boot, but Andrade elbows him in the face for a near fall! Andrade goes to the ropes, but Mysterio cuts him off. Andrade gets him in the tree of woe and hits a double stomp to the chest for a near fall! Andrade cannot believe it.

Mysterio does a springboard moonsault, but Andrade catches him. Mysterio counters into a crucifix driver pin for a near fall! Mysterio goes for a head-scissor, but Andrade counters into a release powerbomb. Andrade follows up with double knees to the face for a near fall! They’re pulling the crowd into this. Andrade presses himself on Mysterio for a two count, but Mysterio soon fights up and hits a flipping piledriver for a near fall! Mysterio gets him on the ropes for a 619! Mysterio goes to the top rope for a splash, but Andrade gets the knees up and covers for a near fall! Andrade goes for a Hammerlock DDT, but Mysterio counters into an inside cradle for a near fall. Mysterio counters a suplex, but Andrade comes back with a powerbomb. Andrade rips at the mask, so the referee admonishes him. Vega uses the distraction to snap Mysterio off the ropes. Andrade hits him with a Hammerlock DDT for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Andrade

Mysterio appears to be bleeding from his left eyebrow. Andrade and Vega celebrate in the ring.

Cedric Alexander will take on Drew McIntyre with Kurt Angle as the Guest Referee. We’ll also have a contract signing with The Miz and Dolph Ziggler. Shawn Michaels will be in that segment.

Video Package: Maria Kanellis becomes the first ever pregnant champion in WWE history after pinning Mike Kanellis to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Maria Kanellis is shown with Mike Kanellis at her OBGYN appointment around 2 in the afternoon. She tells Mike to protect the unborn child and the championship. Maria is called into her appointment.

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Maria Kanellis is sitting in the OBGYN’s room. She warns him to protect the title. Mike hugs and lays her down. Someone counts to three on his back. It’s the lady referee from NXT Jessika Carr disguised as the doctor. Mike runs off with the 24/7 Championship. Maria is disgusted.

Mike is in the main office of the OBGYN. R-Truth is disguised as a pregnant woman. Mike cannot believe it. R-Truth says, “O-B-G-why-not?” R-Truth has a baby doll fall out of his “womb”, tosses it at Mike, and rolls him up for the win. R-Truth says, “You got your baby and I got mine!” R-Truth and Carmella run off.

Charly Caruso is backstage with Becky Lynch. Lynch says Canada needs a new hero, and she will give it to them. While she was standing in an arena with a broken face last year, Natalya was on Instagram perfecting her duck face. Natalya isn’t worthy of the WWE machine getting behind her.

We go over to Sarah Schreiber, who is with Natalya. Natalya says in front of all her people in Toronto, she will end Lynch’s career.

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will be out, next!

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WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar appears before the crowd

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman. They’re greeted with boos. Heyman greets the crowd and evilly laughs. Heyman says he is the advocate for their reigning, defending, Universal Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. His client has not just authorized him — he’s instructed and ordered him to educate each and every single one of the people live and at home. These are not rhetorical questions.

Wasn’t Seth Rollins supposed to be “The Beastslayer”? Wasn’t he supposed to be the conqueror’s conqueror? Wasn’t Seth Rollins supposed to be the one man who had Brock Lesnar’s number? Wasn’t he supposed to be the architect with the arson to burn down Suplex City? Isn’t he supposed to be the big hero of the new generation of the WWE Universe? Isn’t he supposed to be Seth Freakin’ Rollins? The answer to all of these questions lies in a piece of footage.

Video Package: Brock Lesnar viciously attacks Seth Rollins last week on RAW leaving him coughing up blood after an F5 on a chair and a stretcher.

Lesnar is seen laughing. Heyman says he dropped to his knees and begged Lesnar to show mercy to Rollins since he knows WWE needs a new hero. What Lesnar did was borderline criminal. Heyman knows some inside information. Seth Rollins is here in Pittsburgh tonight. The crowd cheers. Heyman says he doesn’t know why they would cheer a man who has more balls than brains.

Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he slowly limps out to the stage with a steel chair in his hand. Rollins slowly gets to ringside and painfully pulls himself up the steps and into the ring. Rollins tries to charge Lesnar, but Lesnar kicks him in the injured ribs. Lesnar steps on the steel chair and kicks him in the face. Lesnar drives the steel chair into Rollins’ ribs before smashing it on his back. Lesnar stands over him and asks, “When’re ya gonna learn?” Lesnar picks him up and slams him into the corner. Rollins gasps in pain. Lesnar picks him up and slams him into the corner once again. Lesnar poses and waits for Rollins to get up. Lesnar shoves him. Heyman asks, “What the hell is wrong with you?” Lesnar again hits him in the ribs. Lesnar has had enough and gives him an F5. Lesnar grabs the WWE Universal Championship and holds it up while standing over Rollins.

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During the commercial break, Brock Lesnar returned to the ring to give Seth Rollins another F5. EMTs were down there trying to help Rollins. Rollins grabs a microphone as he pulls himself up. Rollins says it’s gotten to the point where he has to ask himself if all this is worth it. Rollins says you love something so much that you’d do anything to protect it and make it safe, even if the thing you love keeps you getting beat to a pulp inside and out week after week after week. The crowd is giving him the “WHAT” treatment.

For Rollins, the answer is yes. This is all he is. Every second of every day, this is all he ever wanted. Rollins says this is all he’s got. He’ll be at SummerSlam, and he’ll beat Brock Lesnar. Rollins says, “I guarantee it.” A light “Burn it down” chant picks up. Rollins falls out of the ring and pulls himself up. The referees are trying to get him to get checked out. Rollins says he won’t be getting on a stretcher. Rollins walks off to polite applause.

Charly Caruso is backstage with WWE Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh’s own Kurt Angle. Angle says it feels great to be back in Pittsburgh. NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits walk up to him and introduce themselves. They promote NXT TakeOver: Toronto streaming live on Saturday and SummerSlam streaming live on Sunday. Their game plan of intensity, integrity, and intelligence has made them thirsty. They Montes Ford beatboxes Angle’s theme song. They take out some red solo cups and a box of milk. Angle says he promised his wife he wouldn’t do anything crazy. Angelo Dawkins asks if he’s Kurt Angle or Mike Kanellis. Angle then agrees to have some milk.

They go for a toast, but Drew McIntyre cuts them off. McIntyre says he comes in peace. McIntyre reminds Angle what happened last time they were in the ring together. McIntyre warns him to call his match with Cedric Alexander down the line. McIntyre says he made Angle tap out to his own move. If he screws him, he’ll break his skull.

The Viking Raiders make their entrance.

The Viking Raiders vs. Jay Alexander and Eric Abraham

Ivar starts off and knees one of the guys down before forearming the other off the apron. Ivar tags Erik in, and he knees the guy down. Erik grabs the other guy and pulls him into the ring for a German Suplex. Erik elbows the one guy in the ring before powerbombing the second. Ivar tags in and connects with a big splash. They hit the Viking Experience for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders

Stills are shown of tweets of the wrestling world reacting to the passing of Harley Race.

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In memory of Harley Race: 1943 – 2019.

Video Package: The life of Harley Race

The crowd in Pittsburgh gives Harley Race a standing ovation. A “Harley” chant breaks out.

Kurt Angle comes out to a nice reception from his hometown crowd.

Special Guest Referee: Kurt Angle
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew McIntyre

McIntyre attacks Alexander from behind while he’s making his entrance. McIntyre beats him around ringside until Alexander boots him into the ring post. Alexander then leaps off the barricade and hits a tornado DDT.

The lights go out in the arena. The lights then start to flicker, and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt is applying the Mandible Claw to Kurt Angle! The Fiend takes him down while yelling.

-Commercial Break-

Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. RAW Tag Team Champions The OC w/ AJ Styles

Footage is shown of The OC winning the RAW Tag Team Championships last week on RAW.

Luke Gallows is wearing face paint. Karl Anderson starts against Xavier Woods. Woods quickly shoulder blocks him down. AJ Styles immediately gets involved and helps beat down The New Day.

Winners by Disqualification: The New Day

A “Kofi” chant picks up, but Kofi Kingston is not in Pittsburgh. Ricochet runs down to make the save. Ricochet gets Gallows out of the ring before hitting Styles with a head-scissor takeover and a dropkick. Ricochet stands tall in the ring with The New Day. They challenge The OC to a match.

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The New Day and Ricochet vs. The OC

We join this match in progress. AJ Styles is applying a side headlock to Ricochet. Ricochet gets out and hits a pair of arm drags followed by a hurricanrana. Styles rolls to the apron to regroup. Ricochet blocks a kick and forearms him. Styles quickly pulls him face-first into the turnbuckle. Ricochet counters a suplex into a roll-up. Styles quickly hits a shot to the throat and tags Karl Anderson in. Ricochet quickly takes him down with a neckbreaker for a two count.

Big E tags in, and he punches Anderson in the ribs. Anderson quickly kicks him in the back of the knee and tags in Luke Gallows. Gallows big boots Big E down and punches away at him in the corner. Gallows connects with a suplex for a two count. Gallows elbows him in the chest and applies a chin lock. Big E fights up, but Gallows boots him down before clotheslining Ricochet off the apron. Styles quickly tags in and rips at Big E’s face. Big E fights him, but Styles goes for a strike combo. Big E counters out and avoids a springboard. Big E then hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex.

Xavier Woods and Karl Anderson tag in. Woods runs wild on him, avoiding some clotheslines and elbows before taking him down. Styles throws Woods to the corner, but Woods knocks him back before hitting the Honor Roll. Woods hits a sliding knee on Anderson, but Gallows breaks up the pin. Ricochet hits Gallows with a springboard dropkick. Big E knocks Gallows out of the ring, and Styles hits Big E with a Phenomenal Forearm. Ricochet hits a moonsault kick on Styles before knocking him out of the ring. Gallows quickly avoids Ricochet and sends him into the barricade. Styles quickly trips Woods, and Anderson DDTs Woods. Gallows tags in, and The OC hits the Magic Killer for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The OC

The IIconics will take on Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, and The Kabuki Warriors in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships on the line.

Samoa Joe is talking with a WWE producer. He’s told Roman Reigns is on his way. Joe says RAW is officially shut down.

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Samoa Joe shuts down RAW until he receives an apology

Video Package: Roman Reigns was nearly taken out by a forklift knocking equipment over on him.

Samoa Joe marches down to the ring. Joe says he’s not waiting anymore. Joe will give Roman Reigns an opportunity to walk the aisle and apologize to him. Reigns doesn’t come out. Joe says he’ll play it Roman’s way then. Joe goes outside, tosses a chair in the ring, and sits in the center of the ring. Joe says RAW is officially shut down until Reigns comes down and apologizes to him. Joe will give Reigns until the count of three. Joe counts to three, but Reigns doesn’t come out. Joe says he has all night. All Reigns has to do is walk the aisle… unless he’s scared to. Joe says the reason the crowd is sitting on their hands is because Reigns is too much of a coward to come down and apologize. A very light “CM Punk” chant picks up. A stagehand comes up and says Roman Reigns is in the parking lot. Joe says he’s going to go “greet his ass.” Joe walks up the ramp.

We go backstage to see Joe walking. Roman Reigns drives up in a car and starts to get out, but then he jumps back into the car because another car comes from out of nowhere and hits Reigns’ car!

We see footage from during the commercial break. The car that hit Roman Reigns’ car sped off. Samoa Joe rushes over to the car, kicks the door open, and tells Reigns to stay down. Joe looks very concerned for Reigns. Triple H then comes out, and Reigns emerges from the car. Triple H tells him to stay put.

The commentators run down the SummerSlam card.

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WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match

The Kabuki Warriors w/ Paige vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics (c’s)

Billie Kay and Mandy Rose start off. They lock up, and Peyton Royce immediately tags in. Royce stomps Mandy down. Kay tags back in, and they take her down. The IIconics knock the other teams off the apron. Alexa Bliss comes in, and The IIconics hit a windmill slam. Kairi Sane runs in, and they hit her with a double-team front suplex. Asuka ducks a kick, but Kay spin kicks her. The IIconics stand tall in front of the silent crowd. Rose attacks The IIconics from behind and rolls Kay up for a two count. Rose punches away at her, but Kay takes her down. Sonya Deville breaks up a double-team from The IIconics. Rose rolls Kay up for a two count. Rose quickly hits a running knee to the face and pins Billie Kay to eliminate The IIconics! We’re guaranteed to have new Women’s Tag Team Champions!

The IIconics have been eliminated from the match.

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We come back from the break to see Mandy Rose and Nikki Cross squaring off. Alexa Bliss whispers in Cross’ ear. Cross tags in Asuka. Asuka locks up with Mandy, but she’s thrown off. Mandy avoids a kick and blind tags in Bliss. Bliss is shocked. Bliss goes to square off with Asuka, but she instead tags in Sonya Deville. Deville shoulder blocks Asuka, but Asuka bounces off the ropes and takes her down. Asuka kicks away at her, but Deville blocks one and hits a takedown. Deville viciously kicks away at Asuka. Asuka avoids a sliding knee and hits a flying hip attack. Kairi Sane tags in. They double-team Deville. Deville quickly tags Bliss in. Bliss faces off against Sane. Sane makes fun of Bliss’ height. They lock up, and Bliss takes her down. Sane quickly sweeps the feet and hits a double stomp to the midsection. Sane wrenches the arm and tags Asuka in. Asuka comes off the top rope and gives Bliss an axe handle. Bliss blind tags in Rose. Rose forearms Asuka before tagging Deville in. Rose and Deville take Asuka down for a near fall. One of Asuka’s extensions fall out. Rose hits Asuka with a knee for a near fall. Mandy goes for The Bed of Roses and drops her. Asuka then fights it and applies the Asuka Lock on Rose for the submission.

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have been eliminated from the match.

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We come back from the break to see Asuka applying an ankle lock to Cross. Cross fights out. Bliss tags in, and she slaps Asuka down. Cross tags in and attacks Asuka for a near fall. Cross viciously slams Asuka on the back of her neck for a near fall. Cross forearms Asuka in the corner, but Asuka fights out. Cross stops her from tagging in Sane, but Asuka quickly delivers a German Suplex.

Sane and Bliss are tagged in. Sane hits a dropkick and a pair of neckbreakers. Bliss reverses a whip, but Sane hits a running cross-body block. Sane walks the plank and punches Cross. Sane then hits a sliding forearm. The Kabuki Warriors double-team Cross and get her out of the ring. Asuka then tries for the Asuka Lock on Bliss, but Bliss counters into a pin. Somewhere in the melee Bliss tagged in. Asuka kicks Bliss down and tags Sane in. Sane goes to the top rope, but the referee is distracted. Cross knocks Sane off the top rope and attacks Asuka. Bliss takes Sane down and hits Twisted Bliss for the win!

Winners and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar viciously beating down Seth Rollins earlier tonight. Rollins guaranteed to beat Lesnar at SummerSlam.

The Miz makes his entrance. The contract signing is next.

The promo for WWE 2K20 airs.

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Miz TV w/ Dolph Ziggler and Shawn Michaels

The Miz welcomes the crowd to Miz TV. Miz first welcomes WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels to the ring. Michaels comes down to the ring dancing and gets a nice reception. Miz then introduces “the pariah” of WWE, Dolph Ziggler. Footage is shown of Ziggler giving Michaels some Sweet Chin Music on Smackdown two weeks ago.

Ziggler says he’d rather be a pariah any day of the week than be either of the two ass kissers in the ring. Ziggler has been stealing shows and carrying the company on his back even when he wasn’t supposed to. Ziggler says he’s the best thing that ever happened to wrestling since Michaels lost his smile and Miz lost his balls. Ziggler wishes Miz luck at beating him at SummerSlam. When he beats Miz at SummerSlam, he’ll finally get the respect he deserves as a living, breathing legend. Ziggler signs the contract.

Miz says name calling didn’t work in the fifth grade and it won’t work now that he’s a grown man. If Ziggler has been here for a decade and hasn’t received the adulation he wants, it’s not the WWE Universe. It’s on Ziggler. Miz cannot wait to get his hands on Ziggler next Monday on RAW. Ziggler is confused. Miz says Ziggler didn’t read the fine print. Miz will have many future SummerSlam moments in his career. The man Ziggler is facing doesn’t have many more. Ziggler is not facing Miz. Ziggler goes face-to-face with Shawn Michaels. Michaels says, “Well, Dolph, it’s not me.” A “Goldberg” chant fires up.

Goldberg’s music hits, and the arena absolutely ERUPTS! LOUD “Goldberg” chants. Ziggler immediately gets out of the ring as Goldberg gets in the ring. Goldberg looks at the crowd, and they cheer him. Goldberg signs the contract while the crowd chants his name. It will be Dolph Ziggler vs. Goldberg at SummerSlam. The crowd is chanting, “Goldberg.” Goldberg says, “Dolph Ziggler — guess what, son? YOU’RE NEXT!” Ziggler flips out, and Shawn Michaels gives Ziggler some Sweet Chin Music!