WWE Raw Results
October 21, 2019
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Dio Maddin, and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting Seth Rollins burning down the Firefly Fun House last week on Raw.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s music hits, and the two-time Hall of Famer makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Flair says there are some Cleveland Browns in the house. This town needs a champion now that LeBron James is gone, so The Nature Boy is in the house. Flair says his team is going to beat the hell out of Team Hogan at Crown Jewel. Hogan’s team has great pro wrestlers, but they’re nothing like his team. Flair has the last hand to play and tells a guy in the audience to tell his girlfriend that. Flair says he used to know the guy’s mother. The crowd lets out a big “WOO.” Flair says the final member of his team is a badass. He’s a limousine ridin’, jet flyin’, kiss stealin’, wheelin’ dealin’ son of a gun.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and he makes his return to Monday Night Raw. Flair looks pumped up. Flair says this is some real muscle. Flair says he can’t wait to see McIntyre put Ricochet in the same column the Browns are in. Flair makes an “L” sign with his hands and woos. McIntyre tells Flair to grab a seat and get a front row view. Things are going to get uncomfortable because he’s going to show everyone what he’s going to do to Team Hogan at Crown Jewel.
Drew McIntyre w/ Ric Flair vs. Ricochet
The bell rings, and McIntyre quickly throws Ricochet to the corner before head-butting him. McIntyre pushes him into the corner and talks trash. Ricochet fights back, but McIntyre grabs him by the throat and pushes him over the top rope. McIntyre goes outside and sends Ricochet into the barricade. McIntyre gets him in the ring and chops him down. McIntyre points at Flair, and Flair is absolutely loving it. McIntyre stomps Ricochet down in the corner before the referee admonishes him. McIntyre knocks Ricochet down, but Ricochet starts to fight back. McIntyre quickly forearms him in the face to take him down. McIntyre sends Ricochet into the corner before hitting an insane back body drop for a near fall.
McIntyre applies a modified arm bar. Ricochet fights up, but McIntyre sends him into the ropes. McIntyre lowers his head and eats a kick, but he comes right back with a tilt-a-whirl slam for a near fall. McIntyre stretches Ricochet over the middle rope, but releases before being disqualified. McIntyre puts him in the corner and chops him down. McIntyre then hits a release suplex. Flair is so happy at ringside. McIntyre goes back to the modified arm bar. Ricochet fights up, but McIntyre punches him down. Ricochet gets out of a scoop slam, flips over him, and goes for a springboard, but McIntyre catches him. McIntyre goes for a suplex, but Ricochet knees him in the head. Ricochet slingshots over him and hits a running kick. McIntyre quickly elbows him off the apron. McIntyre gets on the apron, but Ricochet dropkicks him in the knee. Ricochet then hits a suicide summersault senton!
We come back from the break to see McIntyre applying a modified Rings of Saturn. During the break, McIntyre threw Ricochet into the ring post and kicked him in the ribs. Back to live action, Ricochet chops McIntyre, but McIntyre cuts him off. McIntyre turns him inside out with a toss into the corner. McIntyre reapplies the modified arm bar.
Sara Schreiber is at ringside with Ric Flair. Flair tells Hulk Hogan to be at SmackDown on Friday night because he’s coming for him. Flair momentarily forgets where he is. Flair yells for Hogan to keep watching what McIntyre does.
McIntyre sends Ricochet to the corner, but Ricochet boots him back. Ricochet sends him to the apron, but McIntyre goes to the top rope. McIntyre jumps off, but Ricochet dropkicks him out of mid-air. Flair doesn’t look pleased by that. Ricochet ducks a punch and dropkicks McIntyre before hitting a step-up enzuigiri. McIntyre is stumbling around. Ricochet hits a running shoulder in the corner before connecting with a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Ricochet hits a running elbow, ducks a clothesline, and hits a springboard kick before connecting with a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Ricochet sets McIntyre up in the corner and goes to the top rope. McIntyre pops up, so Ricochet kicks him in the head. McIntyre throws Ricochet to the top rope before hitting a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre hits a vicious crucifix turnbuckle powerbomb before hitting a sit-out powerbomb… but Ricochet kicks out! Jerry Lawler exclaims, “WHAT?!”
McIntyre goes for a Future Shock, but Ricochet kicks him in the face. Ricochet lifts him up, but McIntyre gets out. Ricochet fights him off and hits a Death Valley Driver! Ricochet goes to the top rope and hits a shooting star press for a near fall! The crowd is really into this match. Ric Flair is beside himself. Ricochet goes for a 630, but McIntyre moves. Ricochet lands on his feet and goes for the Recoil, but McIntyre counters into a belly-to-belly suplex over the top rope! McIntyre goes outside and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. McIntyre gets in the ring and sets up in the corner. McIntyre flattens Ricochet with a Claymore Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Ric Flair starts to strut at ringside while replays of the match are shown. McIntyre goes to leave the ring, but reenters and grabs Ricochet. McIntyre head-butts him down before sending him shoulder-first into the ring post. McIntyre then floors him with the Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes outside and picks Ricochet up for an inverted Alabama Slam. McIntyre then gives him the inverted Alabama Slam on the steel steps! McIntyre gets in the ring, and Flair holds his arm up. Flair is loving it!
Later tonight, we’ll have Rusev on The King’s Court. The Street Profits and a mystery partner will also take on The O.C. We’ll also hear from Seth Rollins about burning down the Firefly Fun House.
Cardale Jones, the quarterback of the DC Defenders of the XFL, is shown at ringside.
A replay is shown of The O.C. viciously attacking The Street Profits last week on Raw. The Street Profits later said they’d get their M. Night Shyamalan on with a mystery partner.
Charly Caruso is backstage with The O.C. She asks what their strategy is for the match. Karl Anderson says they’re one of the most decorated tag teams in history. The Street Profits are rookies. They have to earn their keep. They shouldn’t get a worldwide platform as hosts of Raw when you have the charismatic O.C. AJ Styles says Anderson is not wrong. Styles says The Street Profits want to get the smoke, but that’s illegal in Ohio! Luke Gallows says Cleveland doesn’t rock. Anderson says Cleveland sucks. Styles says Gallows and Anderson have been doing this for a long time. When the bell rings, the Street Profits will get the beating of their lives. Styles tells the “mother lovers” to throw it up, and they pose.
Video Package: Andrade, Aleister Black career highlight packages
Aleister Black is shown backstage. Black says he hopes there is a reason for the madness. Black hopes to one day figure out why. At the same time, this side of him provides him with a hell fire rage that gives him redemption. It claws it at him like a madman dancing in the moonlight. Black wonders who is ready to pick a fight. Black will be in action, next.
Jason Reynolds vs. Aleister Black
They lock up, and Black applies a side headlock. Reynolds backs him to the corner and gives a clean break before kicking Black. Black quickly slingshots over him and starts kicking away at him. Black hits a leg sweeper and patiently sits in the center of the ring. Black ducks a kick and strikes away at Reynolds. Reynolds grabs the hair, but Black kicks him back. Reynolds whips him to the corner and clubs away at Black. Black forearms back at him and boots him back before kneeing him in the mouth. Reynolds is out on his feet. Black stands him up and hits the Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Rusev is seen walking backstage. He’ll be on The King’s Court, next.
A promo with AOP is shown.
The King’s Court w/ special guest Rusev
Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring. Lawler says we’ve seen a lot of Bobby Lashley and Lana, but we haven’t heard from one person in particular. Lawler introduces Rusev to the ring.
Rusev makes his entrance, and he comes out looking a little emotionally exhausted, but he still smiles and high fives some fans. A “Rusev” chant lightly picks up. Lawler says usually what goes on in a marriage should stay in a marriage, but in this case Rusev, Lana, and Bobby Lashley are public figures. They have made everything public. It’s been salacious. Lawler doesn’t know how Rusev has sustained what has happened so far. Lawler says they have put out excuses for their behavior. Lana says Rusev sends too much money back to his family in Bulgaria, has interfered in her modeling contracts, and prevented her from spending money on herself. The crowd is giving the “WHAT” treatment. Rusev says Lawler is a Hall of Famer. Lawler asks for a response to what Rusev has seen.
Rusev says it is all Lashley’s fault. Bob Lashley has poisoned Lana’s brain and for that, he will be crushed. As far as Lana is concerned, he may be a fool, but he still wears his wedding ring because everyday he hopes and prays that they pass through this and live happily ever after.
Bobby Lashley appears on the screen with Lana by his side. Lashley says he wishes he could appear on The King’s Court, but his woman has needs. Lana has needs, and he’ll 100% take care of them. They’re at a restaurant. Lana says the food was delicious and feeds Lashley before smushing some on his nose. Lana says Rusev probably recognizes this restaurant… maybe he doesn’t. She asked Rusev multiple times to take her here, but he wouldn’t. Her man Lashley takes her here and she loves him. Lashley says as the saying goes, “Out with the old, in with the new.” Lashley professes his love for Lana.
Rusev looks furious in the ring. Lawler says Rusev has to respond to what we’ve just witnessed. Rusev says he would like to deliver his message personally because he knows exactly where they are. Rusev leaves the ring and charges up the ramp to the back.
Later tonight, The Street Profits and a mystery partner will take on The O.C. We’ll also hear from Universal Champion Seth Rollins about burning down the Firefly Fun House.
Andrade is backstage with Zelina Vega. He’ll face Sin Cara, next.
Andrade makes his entrance with Zelina Vega. Vega says Andrade’s music is a siren to let everyone know that their careers are in danger. If anyone knows all about that it’s Andrade’s opponent, Sin Cara. Do they even know what Sin Cara means? It means without a face. Tonight is his lucky night. Not only will be be leaving here without a face, he’ll be leaving here without a victory. For as good as he is he’ll never be Andrade!
Andrade w/ Zelina Vega vs. Sin Cara
Footage is shown of Sin Cara returning at a Live Event in El Paso and giving back to the community. Cara quickly dropkicks Andrade out of the ring and hits a suicide dive. Cara puts him in the ring and comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a one count. Humberto Carrillo is shown watching this match backstage. Andrade puts Cara on the apron, but Cara forearms him back. Vega quickly grabs Cara’s ankle, and Andrade knees him. Andrade beats him down while Vega talks trash. Andrade puts him in the corner, but Cara boots him back. Andrade comes back with a backbreaker slam for a near fall. Cara fights him back and knocks him out of the ring. Cara then lays him out with a moonsault block off the top rope to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Cara elbow Andrade back and sidestep an avalanche. Cara blocks a right hand and punches back at him. Andrade pushes him, but Cara ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body block. Cara hits a springboard moonsault block for a two count. Andrade fights back at him and knees him in the midsection. Andrade gets pumped up and hits the ropes, but Cara comes back with a modified Samoan Drop. Cara goes to the top rope and goes for the Falling Star, but Andrade moves. Andrade then sends him into the corner. Vega pounds the mat to get Andrade fired up. Cara avoids double knees in the corner. Andrade counters a head-scissor takeover into a sit-out facebuster for a near fall.
Andrade goes for the Three Amigos and hits all three for a near fall. Andrade positions Cara and goes to the top rope. Andrade does Eddie Guerrero’s taunt, but Cara cuts him off. Cara chops the chest and climbs, but Andrade fights him. Andrade pushes Cara to the apron and goes for a suplex, but Cara fights him off. Cara hits a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall. Cara goes to the top rope, but Andrade sweeps the feet. Andrade hits running double knees in the corner, but Sin Cara kicks out. Vega is furious at ringside. Andrade charges, but Cara hits him with a massive back body drop over the top rope. Cara hits a slingshot hurricanrana to the floor! Cara gets him in the ring, but Vega distracts him. Andrade knocks Cara off the apron, and Vega hits Cara with a flipping hurricanrana! Andrade gets Cara in the ring and hits a Hammerlock DDT for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Andrade
Humberto Carrillo looks impressed backstage. Charly Caruso comes up and asks for his reaction to the match he just saw. Carrillo says he has respect for Sin Cara. When you face Andrade, you also face Zelina Vega. Andrade is a future World Champion… unless he beats him to it. Carrillo wouldn’t be a champion like Seth Rollins playing with fire.
We’ll hear from Seth Rollins later tonight. We’ll also see The Street Profits and a mystery partner take on The O.C.
The Street Profits are shown backstage. Montez Ford asks Angelo Dawkins if he heard what The O.C. were saying earlier. They make fun of AJ Styles’ hair. Dawkins says mothers love them more. Ford says for the first time in history, The Street Profits are main eventing Monday Night Raw! Dawkins says they’re not here alone. Ford asks if he found a partner for them to even the odds. Dawkins says it’s a surprise. Ford asks if it’s Ric Flair, but Dawkins says he’s already at the after party. Ford asks about Booker T or Kurt Angle, but Dawkins tells him to chill. Ford just needs to know this person doesn’t like The O.C. Ford says they want the smoke.
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth is sneaking around backstage and begins to walk confidently. R-Truth bumps into one of the Bollywood Boys. Sunil Singh then rolls R-Truth up to win the title. R-Truth says he was either seeing double or there was two of them.
The commentators run down the Crown Jewel card.
Raw Tag Team Champions The Viking Raider make their way to the ring. Replays are shown of them winning the titles last week. They’ll be in action, next.
Sara Schreiber is backstage with Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. Ryder says they’re not underdogs and are thankful for the opportunity. Hawkins says at Crown Jewel, they have a huge opportunity and will be winners. They wonder if they’ll have pyro during their entrance. There is none.
The Viking Raiders vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins
This is a non-title match.
Erik viciously takes Hawkins down and wildly throws him into Ryder. Ivar tags in and avalanches Ryder. Erik throws Ivar into Ryder’s face. Hawkins pulls Ryder out of the ring. Ivar hits Ryder with a suicide dive. Erik tags in, and Ryder hits a jawbreaker. Ryder hits a missile dropkick and tags Hawkins in. Hawkins and Ryder hit a leg sweep clothesline combo. Ryder tags back in and punches away at Erik. Hawkins tags in again and applies a chin lock. Ryder tags in, and Erik punches him down.
Ivar and Hawkins are tagged in. Ivar takes him down and hits a sidewalk slam. Ivar hits a low cross-body block. Hawkins avoids an avalanche, but Ivar comes back with a seated senton. Ivar then clotheslines away from Ryder and clotheslines him down. Erik tags in. Ivar scoop slams Hawkins, and Erik scoop slams Ivar onto Hawkins. Ryder breaks up the pin. Erik flips Ryder over and viciously knees him in the face. Hawkins kicks Erik and hits the ropes, but they come back with the Viking Experience for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Bobby Lashley and Lana are cuddling in the restaurant booth. The manager comes up and respectfully asks them to leave. He heard Lana’s husband was coming and doesn’t want any trouble. The meal is on him. Lashley says Rusev doesn’t have the balls to show up. They continue to cuddle in the booth.
Rey Mysterio is shown walking backstage. We’ll hear from him, next.
We rejoin Bobby Lashley and Lana in the restaurant. All of a sudden, Rusev shows up and starts knocking tables over. Rusev throws Lashley down and punches away at him. Cops quickly run in and restrain Rusev. Lana shouts to take Rusev to jail!
Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring with his arm in a sling from the attack by Brock Lesnar a few weeks ago on the Raw Season Premiere. Mysterio greets Cleveland. Mysterio says he’s been training with Cain Velasquez to get him ready for the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. Mysterio wants to take some time from the training to come out live and say “thank you.” Mysterio thanks everyone from him, from his son Dominick, and from his entire family. The outpouring love he and his family have experienced… a light “You deserve it” chant picks up. This is back from when he was thinking about retiring, but the outpouring a love they have shown, he is a man that has so much to be thankful for. Mysterio is honored by the love they’ve shown for him and his entire family. That’s why he wants to say straight from his heart that the people are his family. That’s why they’ll all celebrate together at Crown Jewel when Cain Velasquez wins the WWE Title and puts another scar on the face of that bastard Brock Lesnar.
“Ladies and gentlemen…” Paul Heyman appears on the screen. Heyman says greets Mysterio and says there is a misunderstanding. Would he really speak these words if his client were live in Cleveland tonight? Of course he wouldn’t. Lesnar can’t be live at Monday Night Raw because he’s been drafted to Friday Night SmackDown. Heyman says he can’t be drafted anywhere. He’s just a humble advocate here to deliver a message to Mysterio. Mysterio lives in this perceptual prison that has sentenced him to the misbelief that someone can handle Lesnar. The person Mysterio picked is his son’s godfather is Cain Velasquez. Mysterio thinks Velasquez will do the same thing he did 9 years ago at Crown Jewel. Every single morning for the past 9 years, Lesnar has seen the scar carved in his face and soul by Cain Velasquez. For every single solitary day of those 9 years, Lesnar has been salivating like a beast lusting for revenge. That revenge comes on October 31 at Crown Jewel when Mysterio serves up Velasquez on a silver platter like dinner to his beast. Mysterio better get this into his thick head.
Mysterio shouts that Heyman needs to get this through his big thick head. Mysterio shouts in Spanish, and Shelton Benjamin cuts him off. Benjamin says he needs to get something through his head. Mysterio and his son get annihilated by the beast and his buddy Cain Velasquez waltzes in because Mysterio can’t defend himself or his son. He gets a WWE Title opportunity for that? Mysterio says this is a family thing. Benjamin says he has a secret for Mysterio. He has a buddy. His buddy IS “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. At the University of Minnesota, he trained Brock Lesnar and roomed with him. Lesnar is his family. Aside from Heyman, no one knows Lesnar better than him. Mysterio says Benjamin has it twisted. Benjamin says he’ll test a theory and see what happens if he pushes Mysterio around. Benjamin shoves him a few times. Benjamin shoves him and asks if that’s a US Title opportunity. Benjamin asks where Mysterio’s buddy is.
Cain Velasquez’ music hits, and he walks out to the ring! Velasquez calmly gets in the ring looking furious with Benjamin. Benjamin goes for a takedown, but Velasquez ducks it. Velasquez hits a waistlock takeover and punches away at Benjamin. Velasquez takes him down and punches away at him. Velasquez applies a rear naked choke, and Benjamin taps out. Velasquez shouts at Benjamin and stands with Mysterio in the ring.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Universal Champion Seth Rollins. Rollins gets booed by the crowd. Caruso asks about “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt getting into Rollins’ head. Rollins says he wants to tell her something about Wyatt. He’s different. There’s an aura about him that he can’t explain. Once you step inside the ring with The Fiend, you’re changed forever. Rollins looks off into the distance and walks off. A “CM Punk” chant picks up.
Rollins walks up to Humberto Carrillo. Rollins says he burned down the Firefly Fun House because he needed to. Carrillo needs to learn how to be a champion. You have to decide what’s right and that was the right thing to do. Rollins says he heard Carrillo wants to be a champion and welcomes him to Monday Night Raw. How about he has a match against the Universal Champion in his first match… tonight… right now!
The Cleveland Browns offensive line is shown at ringside.
Video Package: Riyadh Season Grand Opening Parade with WWE floats. Undertaker made an appearance at the event in Saudi Arabia.
Seth Rollins vs. Humberto Carrillo
This is a non-title match.
Carrillo quickly rolls him up for a two count. Carrillo then hits a pair of arm drags and smiles at Rollins. They circle the ring and lock up. Rollins hits a headlock takeover, but Carrillo quickly grapevines the head. Rollins gets out and applies a chin lock. Carrillo quickly gets to the bottom rope. Carrillo wrenches the arm, but Rollins rolls through, takes him down, and applies a single leg crab. Carrillo gets to the bottom rope. A “We want Wyatt” chant picks up. They circle the ring again, and Carrillo applies a side headlock. Rollins whips him off and doesn’t sell a shoulder block. Carrillo hits the ropes and hits a springboard arm drag. Rollins quickly leapfrogs Carrillo, but Carrillo jumps onto the ropes and hits a nice cross-body block. Rollins knocks Carrillo out of the ring and hits a suicide dive. Rollins then turns him inside out with a shot into the barricade. Rollins connects with a suplex on the floor and gets in the ring.