WWE Monday Night RAW 08 26 2019

WWE RAW Results
August 26, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
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.

Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring. She’ll take on Natalya later tonight, Banks’ first match since WrestleMania.

Video Package: Sasha Banks returns to RAW two weeks ago and attacks Natalya and Becky Lynch

Banks is standing in the ring just staring into the camera. There are some light boos for her. Banks holds the microphone up and says, “So everyone wants to know why. Everybody wants to know why and where Sasha Banks has been.” For four months she’s been gone, minding her own business, yet all she heard was her name. Banks pauses for a light “Becky” chant. Banks read about how she threw a fit. She admits that she did. Banks read about how she was seen crying on the locker room floor at WrestleMania. She also admits that. She also admits to taking her ball and going home. She was angry about being relegated to a WrestleMania tag team match that she cared nothing about defending Tag Titles that meant less while Becky Lynch main evented against Ronda Rousey. Banks took her ball and went home to go on a few amazing vacations with her WrestleMania paycheck… a paycheck which was richer for Becky Lynch.

When she came back, it had to be perfect. She came out to see her one-armed friend Natalya. She came out, gave her a hug, and lied to her face saying her father would be proud of her. Look who came to save the day: Becky Lynch. Everyone saw what happened to her. Now here she is, the center of attention like she deserves. Banks says she is the standard of this Women’s Division. She’s the boss of the division because she’s the talk of the division. She deserves all this glory.

Natalya’s music hits, and she runs down to the ring. Banks cuts her off, but Natalya tackles her and punches away at her. Natalya sends her into the steel steps and continues to punch her. Referees run down to separate them, but Natalya breaks through to keep attacking Banks. They finally pull them away.

-Commercial Break-

The Street Profits are backstage. They’re excited for Sasha Banks to be back in action. Montez Ford says there will be two 1st Round King of the Ring matches. Braun Strowman will also take on United States Champion AJ Styles in a title match. Ford is most excited about the 8-team Tag Team Turmoil match. Angelo Dawkins is excited… but doesn’t know what a Tag Team Turmoil match is. Ford explains: two teams enter the match. After on is eliminated, a new team enters. When there is one team left, they’ll face RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions. The teams are Heavy Machinery, The Revival, Lucha House Party, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, The B-Team, The Viking Raiders, and Gallows and Anderson. Dawkins mentions if they lost the RAW Tag Team Titles and had to go through seven tag teams… he’d be hot. Finally, the last team will be Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Ford can’t believe they’re actually a team.

King of the Ring 1st Round Match
Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre

As Drew McIntyre made his entrance, he sat on the throne holding the scepter and crown.

The bell rings, and Ricochet grabs a waistlock. McIntyre throws him off. Ricochet kicks the legs, but McIntyre throws him to the corner. Ricochet avoids some shots, but McIntyre chops him down. McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly suplex that sends him completely across the ring. McIntyre chops him down again and pushes him into the ropes. Ricochet holds on and hits McIntyre. Ricochet then throws him over the top rope. Ricochet goes for a moonsault off the second rope, but he lands on his feet when McIntyre moves. Ricochet charges, but McIntyre grabs him and hits a backbreaker on the barricade. McIntyre continues holding him, gets on the stairs, and hits a slam onto the ring apron.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ricochet trapped in a bow and arrow stretch. Ricochet manages to get out and hits him with a step-up enzuigiri. During the break, McIntyre hit Ricochet with a massive back body drop. McIntyre charges, but Ricochet dropkicks him and sends him face first into the middle turnbuckle. Ricochet kicks him in the face and hits a missile dropkick. McIntyre rolls out of the ring to recover. Ricochet hits the ropes and hits a jumping twisting moonsault to the floor. Ricochet gets him in the ring and goes to lift him, but McIntyre is too heavy. Ricochet kicks him in the arm and goes for a reverse hurricanrana, but McIntyre counters into an inverted Alabama Slam for a near fall. McIntyre gets Ricochet to his feet and simply slaps him in the face. McIntyre presses him up, but Ricochet gets out and lands on his feet. McIntyre goes for a splash, but Ricochet catches him! McIntyre fights out, but Ricochet hits a northern lights suplex. Ricochet goes for another suplex, but McIntyre hits a release suplex.

Ricochet manages to fight back and hits a springboard clothesline. Ricochet follows up with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but gets down when McIntyre gets up. Ricochet goes for a snap kick, but McIntyre blocks it and punches him to the floor. McIntyre goes outside and goes to send him into the steps, but Ricochet jumps over. McIntyre goes to jump off the steps, but Ricochet kicks him in the head. Ricochet jumps off the steps, but McIntyre connects with a Glasgow Kiss! McIntyre gets in the ring to break the count. McIntyre gets him in the ring and sets up for the end. Ricochet counters the Claymore Kick with a superkick. McIntyre walks into a kick to the knees. Ricochet kicks him in the head twice and charges, but McIntyre turns him inside out with a clothesline. McIntyre catches him with a sit-out powerbomb for another near fall! McIntyre cannot believe it.

McIntyre picks him up and climbs the ropes, but Ricochet gets off. McIntyre fights him off, but Ricochet hits a Recoil! Ricochet goes to the top rope and hits a 630 for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet

Ricochet will face Samoa Joe in the Quarterfinals of the King of the Ring tournament next week on RAW.

The Miz will take on Baron Corbin in another 1st Round match in the King of the Ring tournament later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll hear from the new RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Champions last week on RAW.

We see a video that says it was from last week, but the graphic is incorrect. RAW Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman are backstage with Sarah Schreiber. Rollins says they’re on top of the world and take on all comers. Strowman is simply staring at the WWE Universal Championship. Rollins says he can tell that Strowman has his mind on other things. Strowman wants to know who Rollins is going to let challenge for the Universal Championship. Rollins asks if Strowman is challenging him for the title. Strowman says they just won the RAW Tag Team Championships last week… of course he’s challenging him for the title. Rollins says he won’t like it, but he doesn’t back down from a fight. Rollins says, “Challenge accepted. You’re on… partner.”

Seth Rollins will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions in three weeks. They will also defend their RAW Tag Team Championships on the same show.

The Miz makes his entrance. We’ll have another King of the Ring 1st Round match, next.

-Commercial Break-

The Miz has a microphone and says in his 13-year WWE career, he’s done a lot. Miz lists his accomplishments. People ask him what he wants, and he wants it all. These are the first steps to becoming King Awesome.

King of the Ring 1st Round Match
The Miz vs. Baron Corbin

The bell rings, and Corbin throws his vest at Miz before stomping him down in the corner. Miz punches Corbin back and punches him in the corner. Corbin pushes him off, but Miz big boots him before clotheslining him over the top rope. Corbin avoids a baseball slide and clotheslines him down. Corbin drives him into the apron before backing him into the barricade. Corbin backs him into the barricade again before putting him in the ring. Miz starts to punch him back, but Corbin reverses a whip to the corner. Miz sidesteps him and hits an out and in clothesline for a near fall.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Miz hit Corbin with a Reality Check. The crowd his chanting for The Miz. Miz punches Corbin back to the corner and starts kicking away at him. Miz backs up and hits a pair of running double knees followed by his patented corner clothesline. Miz comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the head for a near fall. Cedric Alexander is seen watching backstage. He’ll face the winner of this match next week in the Quarterfinals. Miz attacks the legs, but Corbin comes back with a Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin is furious and gets in referee John Cone’s face. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Corbin gets out. Corbin goes for a chokeslam, but Miz counters into a roll up for a near fall. Corbin knees him and goes for End of Days, but Miz flips through and hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz is in shock.

Miz starts kicking away at Corbin’s chest, but Corbin ducks the big kick and rolls him up for a two count. Corbin goes for another out and in clothesline, but Miz counters into a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall. Corbin rolls out of the ring to recover. Miz goes outside and sends him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Miz goes for a springboard, but Corbin moves. Corbin immediately hits him with the End of Days for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin will face Cedric Alexander in the Quarterfinals of the King of the Ring tournament next week on RAW.

Corbin goes to the stage and puts the King of the Ring crown on before sitting in the throne. Corbin says when he showed up to the building today, he was asked about a ridiculous poll where the WWE Universe voted that they want anyone but him to win King of the Ring. The good thing is he’s never cared about what the people think. None of them matter to him. On their very best days, they couldn’t accomplish a single thing that he has. Corbin is where he is today because of one person: himself. After he’s coronated, you will hear it from him first: All hail King Corbin!

Sasha Banks will take on Natalya later tonight. We’ll also see an 8-team Tag Team Turmoil match. The winners will take on Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman for the RAW Tag Team Championships at Clash of Champions.

Gallows and Anderson are backstage. They don’t look happy. They’re asked about having to go into Tag Team Turmoil after just losing their titles last week. Karl Anderson says Rollins and Strowman earned a title match out of thin air. Luke Gallows says it’s not fair that they have to go through Tag Team Turmoil to get an opportunity. Anderson says they’ll prove why the titles belong to The OC.

Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley makes her way to the ring. She’ll face Nikki Cross, next.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators talk about NXT moving to the USA Network on September 18.

Footage is shown of Dominick Mysterio convincing his father, Rey Mysterio, not to retire last week on RAW.

Next week on RAW, we’ll see the return of Rey Mysterio.

Bayley vs. Nikki Cross

This is a non-title match. The bell rings, and Cross kicks Bayley back. Bayley quickly takes her down and applies a side headlock. Cross fights her off, but Bayley quickly catches her with a snap back suplex. Bayley goes for a baseball slide, but Cross avoids it. Cross lays her out on the apron and sends her ribs-first into the LED apron. Cross gets her in the ring and knees her in the ribs a few times. Cross applies a body scissor and talks some trash. Cross punches the ribs and rolls her over for a two count. Cross knees her in the ribs again and covers for another two count. Cross puts her in the tree of woe and kicks the ribs before hitting a running shoulder for another near fall. Bayley fights her back, but Cross head-butts her in the ribs. Cross sends her to the corner, but Bayley slips to the ropes. Bayley rolls her up for a two count. Bayley hits a suplex, but she quickly grabs her ribs. Bayley puts Cross on the apron before kneeing her in the head and snapping her off the middle rope for a two count. Bayley catches her with a sidewalk slam and goes to the top rope for a flying elbow drop to pick up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bayley

AJ Styles will defend his United States Championship against Braun Strowman later tonight. Seth Rollins and The OC are banned from ringside.

Braun Strowman is backstage and is asked about Clash of Champions. Strowman says Clash of Champions will be a busy night for him. He and Rollins will defend their RAW Tag Team Titles. Then he’ll defeat Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship. After that, he’ll defend the United States Championship. Without The OC at ringside, there will be nothing to stop AJ Styles from getting these hands.

The Viking Raiders make their way to the ring. Tag Team Turmoil is next.

-Commercial Break-

Tag Team Turmoil
The Viking Raiders vs. The B-Tream

Curtis Axel punches Erik to the corner and tags in Bo Dallas. Dallas punches Erik before tagging Axel back in. Erik quickly makes a comeback after Dallas tags back in. Ivar tags in, and they hit the Viking Experience for the win.

The B-Team has been eliminated from Tag Team Turmoil.

The Viking Raiders vs. Gallows and Anderson

The OC quickly attacks Erik before punching away at Ivar. Gallows avalanches Ivar. They go outside and beat Erik down at ringside. Ivar hits the ropes and takes out Anderson with a suicide dive. Gallows uppercuts Erik at ringside. A huge brawl breaks out, and the referee calls for a double disqualification. Both teams are eliminated.

The Viking Raiders and The OC have been eliminated from Tag Team Turmoil.

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode make their way to the ring. We’ll find out which team they’ll face, next.

-Commercial Break-

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Lucha House Party

Lince Dorado is in the ring, but Dolph Ziggler and Gran Metalik soon tag in. Metalik hits a big back elbow followed by a missile dropkick, but Roode breaks up the pin. Dorado takes Roode out before going to the top rope. Ziggler pushes Dorado off to the floor. Metalik rolls Ziggler up for a near fall. They terribly telegraph a handspring back elbow into a superkick, and Ziggler pins him for the win.

Lucha House Party has been eliminated from Tag Team Turmoil.

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. The Revival

Scott Dawson will start against Dolph Ziggler. They lock up and tussle to the corner. Dawson takes him down, and they do some mat wrestling. They lock up, and Ziggler applies a side headlock. Dawson backs him to the corner, and Roode tags in. Roode punches Dawson to the corner, but Dawson comes back with some chops. Roode quickly whips him into the corner and hits a back body drop. Ziggler tags in, and he punches Dawson in the ribs. Dash Wilder tags in, and he hits Ziggler with a slingshot shoulder block. Dawson tags in, and The Revival hits a double-team backbreaker/elbow drop combo for a near fall. Wilder tags in, and they hit a double-team guillotine catapult into the ropes for another near fall. Wilder now applies a grounded bear hug. Ziggler fights up, but Wilder shoulders him down. Dawson tags back in, and he puts Ziggler on the apron. Dawson kicks and punches Ziggler before Wilder gets a cheap shot in. Dawson hits a slingshot suplex, but Roode breaks up the pin. Dawson pushes Ziggler to his corner, but Ziggler fights out. Dawson goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through and elbows him. Roode is tagged in, but Dawson takes him out. Wilder runs in, and Ziggler soon takes him out with a famouser. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT on Dawson, but Dawson fights out. Roode soon connects with the Glorious DDT for the pin.

The Revival have been eliminated from Tag Team Turmoil.

-Commercial Break-

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

Dolph Ziggler very quickly hits Zack Ryder with a superkick to win this match in no time flat.

Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins have been eliminated from Tag Team Turmoil.

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery

This is the final match of Tag Team Turmoil. Roode wants a timeout. Tucker goes outside and punches Ziggler and Roode down. Tucker gets Ziggler in the ring and hits a springboard cross-body for a two count. Otis tags in while Tucker lifts Ziggler up for a delayed vertical suplex. Tucker hands Ziggler off to Otis, who completes the suplex. Tucker tags in, and Roode pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Roode sends Tucker to the barricade before sending him into the ring steps. Roode gets Tucker in the ring and covers for a near fall. Roode drops a knee for another near fall. Ziggler tags in and hits Tucker with a neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler applies a chin lock. Tucker fights up, but Ziggler takes him down. Tucker soon comes back by catapulting Ziggler into the corner.

Otis and Roode tag in. Otis shoulder blocks Roode and Ziggler down. Otis back elbows Roode and avalanches Ziggler. Otis scoops Roode up and spins him around a few times for a slam. Otis avalanches Roode and gets the crowd going. Otis cuts Ziggler off and sends him into Roode. Otis then avalanches them both. Otis then hits Ziggler with a Caterpillar Elbow Drop. Roode rolls Otis up for a near fall. Otis then slams Roode down for a near fall. Tucker tags in, and they go for the Compactor. Ziggler superkicks Tucker before hitting Otis with a Zig-Zag onto Tucker. Roode follows up with a Glorious DDT for the win.

Winners of Tag Team Turmoil: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode will take on Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman for the RAW Tag Team Championships in three weeks at Clash of Champions.

Sasha Banks will take on Natalya, next.

Video Package: The attacks on Roman Reigns over the past month. Daniel Bryan revealed an “attacker” last week on Smackdown Live.

Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan will demand an apology from Roman Reigns tomorrow night.

-Commercial Break-

Total Divas returns for Season 9 on October 2.

Replays are shown

Sasha Banks vs. Natalya

The bell rings, and Natalya tackles her down. They roll arounds on the mat before Banks knocks her out of the ring. Natalya sidesteps a baseball slide and viciously sends her into the barricade. Natalya hits two suplexes on the floor and puts Banks back in the ring. Natalya mounts and punches away at her. Natalya puts her in the corner and continues to punch away at her. Banks elbows her back, but Natalya crushes her with a release German Suplex for a two count.

Banks gets out of the ring, and Natalya grabs her by the hair. Banks quickly pulls her off and slams the injured arm off the ring post. Banks sends her into a chair in the timekeeper’s area. Banks sends her arm-first into the ring post and puts her in the ring for a near fall. Banks stomps the arm and talks some trash, but Natalya slaps her in the face. Banks angrily sends her into the corner and stomps her before stretching the injured arm out on the middle rope. Natalya sidesteps a double knee in the corner and rolls her up for a two count. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Banks kicks the arm. Banks takes her down for the Bank Statement, but Natalya starts crawling to the bottom rope. Banks traps the right arm and uses the injured left arm to choke out Natalya. Natalya screams in pain and taps out.

Winner by Submission: Sasha Banks

The referee and a ringside doctor check on Natalya, but Banks returns and reapplies the Bank Statement. Natalya screams in pain before Banks lets go and saunters out of the ring.

WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is being interviewed backstage. Styles says it is bull that Gallows and Anderson were screwed out of Tag Team Turmoil. Just because they’re not in his corner tonight doesn’t mean he’s losing. Styles says he is Phenomenal. Braun Strowman isn’t getting his hands on anything. At the end of their match, he’ll give Strowman what he deserves: nothing.

Coming up next, Cedric Alexander will take on Cesaro.

-Commercial Break-

Cedric Alexander vs. Cesaro

They lock up, and Cesaro powers him to the corner. Alexander shoves him, so Cesaro knocks him down. Alexander comes back with some chops, but Cesaro stops him. Alexander hits a head-scissor takeover before dropkicking him out of the ring. Alexander goes for a suicide dive, but Cesaro counters him with a vicious uppercut. Cesaro gets him in the ring and hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex for a two count. Cesaro then applies a chin lock. Cesaro sends him to the apron, but Alexander boots him away. Alexander then hits a slingshot reverse STO. Cesaro rolls out of the ring, so Alexander hits him with a summersault senton. Alexander puts him in the ring and hits a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro comes back with an uppercut, so Alexander hits him with a running cross-body block that sends them both over the top rope.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Cesaro working on Alexander’s leg. During the break, Cesaro sends Alexander’s leg into the LED apron before dropping it on the apron. Alexander manages to catch Cesaro with a leaping kick to the head. Alexander’s knee briefly gives out before he hits an awesome Michinoku Driver. Baron Corbin, Alexander’s opponent next week, is seen watching.

Alexander tries for a springboard, but he can’t jump. Alexander knocks Cesaro back and starts to climb the ropes, but Cesaro blocks him. Cesaro hits a nice superplex for a two count. Cesaro immediately transitions into a single leg crab, but Alexander grabs the bottom rope. Cesaro hits the ropes, but Alexander stuns him with a Spanish Fly out of nowhere for a two count!

Alexander punches him and goes for a slam, but his knee gives out. Cesaro picks up a near fall and immediately grabs the legs for a cloverleaf. Cesaro drops the one leg and applies a single leg crab to the injured leg. Alexander fights up and hits a victory roll for a two count. Alexander connects with a back elbow and tries for a handspring kick, but Cesaro counters into an ankle lock. Alexander twists out to send Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro quickly gets back in, and Alexander hits him with a Lumbar Check for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Cedric Alexander

WWE United States Champion AJ Styles is shown warming up backstage. He’ll defend his title against Braun Strowman later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

Footage of the hijinks involving the WWE 24/7 Championship at the FOX Founders Day event from over the weekend are shown.

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Dolph Ziggler and Dolph Ziggler. They talk about how Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman randomly came together to be a tag team, so they can too. They will beat Rollins and Strowman at Clash of Champions and it will be absolutely glorious.

The Street Profits are back. Montez Ford talks about how RAW has been lit. Angelo Dawkins is wearing some beads and says he can’t wait to party on Bourbon Street. Ford says before he can party, we’ve got a huge RAW main event with AJ Styles and Braun Strowman. They pause as Braun Strowman walks by.

-Commercial Break-

More talk about NXT moving to the USA Network on September 18.

Highlights are shown of the Firefly Funhouse.

WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Braun Strowman

The bell rings, and Strowman immediately throws Styles over the top rope! Strowman gets out of the ring and runs around to run Styles over with a shoulder block. Strowman circles around again for a second shoulder block. Strowman gets him in the ring and charges, but Styles gets his boots up. Styles comes off the top rope, but Strowman connects with a chokeslam. Strowman covers, but Styles gets a foot on the bottom rope. Strowman quickly big boots him off the apron, and Styles hits the ground hard.

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We come back from the break to see Strowman scoop Styles up, but Styles counters into a sleeper hold. Strowman falls to a knee, but he soon powers up and backs Styles into the corner to get out of the hold. Styles avoids a big boot and chop blocks the leg. Styles kicks away at the leg before hitting a forearm to the back of the neck. Strowman is down on the mat. Styles hits a springboard moonsault off the second rope for a two count. Styles hits another running forearm to the back of the neck before applying the Calf Crusher. Strowman screams in pain, but he soon fights up and head-butts Styles for a near fall.

Strowman struggles to get to his feet, but his leg gives out. Strowman shakes some feeling into the leg and turns Styles inside out with two shoulder blocks. Strowman lifts him up, but Styles slides off. Styles sidesteps him, and Strowman hits the ring post shoulder-first. The referee jumped onto the apron to avoid Strowman. Styles then sends Strowman into the referee to knock him off the apron. Styles rakes the eyes of Strowman and low blows him. Styles goes outside and grabs a chair. Styles smacks him on the back with the chair and goes for another, but Strowman scoops him up for a Running Powerslam. The referee is still down. The OC runs down, but Strowman quickly fights them off. Strowman hits Gallows and Anderson with the chair. The referee comes to, and Styles collapses to pretend he got hit. The referee sees Strowman holding the chair, says he heard the shot, and disqualifies him.

Winner by Disqualification: AJ Styles

Strowman smacks the chair off Styles’ back a few times before giving Gallows and Anderson a Running Powerslam. Strowman then hits Styles with a Running Powerslam as RAW comes to an end.