Watch WWE Raw August 19, 2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the misfortune that’s befallen him the final couple of days, Dolph Ziggler is theoretically due for any turnaround. Tonight, however, isn’t that night: Following The Showoff inexplicably tweeted insults in direction of Roman Reigns over the past weekend and downplayed the different, still-unsolved attacks from the former Universal Champion, he received his comeuppance by means of a Superman Punch along with a Spear. He did, however, prevent defeat to have an impressive period of time before that happened.
The previous World Heavyweight Champion began his evening in an instant, cheapshotting Reigns having a pre-match superkick and forcing The Large Dog to begin his back feet. Ziggler later dropped his foe with a set of Zig Zags Body around the outdoors and the other within the ring, though Reigns kicked out in the last possible second. But Dolph insulted The Large Dog one a lot of occasions after landing a Famouser, resulting in the fateful Spear that dropped him just like a rock.
Hard-fought against win gave Reigns some much-needed pep in the step because he heads to SmackDown LIVE, where his mystery attacker will supposedly be revealed by Daniel Bryan & Rowan. Ziggler, meanwhile, might prosper to reexamine his mouthy strategy: He’s been noted for his jokes, but following the past handful of days, there’s something to become stated for results, or lack thereof.
Sasha Banks’ return a week ago was shocking enough to land her within the hot seat with an episode of Jerry Lawler’s “King’s Court” talk show, but any speculation in regards to what “The King” would obtain the Boss to talk about went your window when “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt came calling. Lawler had yet to even introduce Banks once the lights started to reduce the Hall of Famer wisely attempted to get away from dodge as they could, but he didn’t get far. The Fiend found Lawler atop the ramp, crept up behind him and kept in the Mandible Claw to create lower his third WWE Hall of Famer – and, when the trend continues, it will not be his last.
Ricochet & The Miz def. Came McIntyre & Baron Corbin
Ricochet & The Miz versus. Came McIntyre & Baron Corbin: Raw, August. 19, 2019
Only four of Raw’s eight King from the Ring contestants will vie to succeed within the bracket now, though that is not to state another half got the night time off: Inside a tag team preview of next week’s Round One matches, Ricochet & The Miz teamed facing Came McIntyre & Baron Corbin for any “feeling-out process” along with a tantalizing taste of products in the future.
Miz & Ricochet appeared to achieve the match well in hands early, using the A-Lister taking his partner’s cue throughout a house-on-fire opening salvo. Corbin, however, had fresher legs – it was his first match in a number of days – as well as an all-business mentality, turning the battle in his squad’s favor until Ricochet tagged directly into the odds. The previous U . s . States Champion ran circles up and round the Lone Wolf, and due to a set of assists in the Miz, he arrived a Recoil that dropped Corbin for any hard-fought against win which will either give Ricochet and Miz all of the momentum they have to advance in a few days … or, give their opponents only the scouting they have to strike in their first-round matches.
AJ Styles’ M.O. here is to help you get on your own after which beat you track of all of those other O.C. It’s simple, yet effective the only real real question is whether his target can escape the beatdown, so that as even Braun Strowman are now able to attest, that’s a tall order indeed. The Monster Among Men’s U . s . States Title Match from the Phenomenal One was rapidly waylaid through the combined might from the Good Siblings, who interfered within the match and caused a disqualification, though a left-field assist from Universal Champion Seth Rollins saved Strowman’s hide.
As Rollins made obvious following the interaction, his appearance was a little bit of debt-settling from Strowman’s own helping hands a week ago – a big favor Strowman was pleased to accept having a handshake, although one which only agreed to be an impression too firm, resulting in the briefest expression of panic around the Beastslayer’s face. Inside a publish-match interaction within the backstage area, Rollins basically accepted he’d have Strowman named as his next challenger if he’d his way, on the other hand, he’d a concept of the way the two could settle their beef using the O.C.: By teaming up and challenging Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson for that Raw Tag Team Titles tonight.
The King from the Ring tournament has started, and Samoa Joe may be the first man to succeed from the Round of 16 having a victory over Cesaro. The 2 former U . s . States Champions set a dark tone for his or her fellow Superstars within the opening minutes of the match, as Cesaro sent Joe clean off his ft having a rocketing European uppercut and also the Samoan clarified having a suicide dive that sent Cesaro tumbling in to the first row.
The King of Swing declined to allow Joe slow lower the match, drilling his opponent with as numerous uppercuts as his body allows, although the fast pace had the accidental aftereffect of emptying his tank quicker than usual. All Joe needed to do was absorb the hits and pick his moment, and the man did: The large man survived the Cesaro Swing and Sharpshooter before getting away a Neutralizer and dodging a springboard European uppercut to secure the Coquina Clutch and submit his foe. Glory is at sight for Samoa Joe, though attaining it will likely be simpler stated than can be done: This match was as grueling because they come, and it is only getting harder came from here.
Let’s be truthful: Elias never was going to get away from his “Farewell Musical Performance” with no interruption, especially since he supports the 24/7 Championship. (Indeed, the anything-goes nature from the title is strictly why he’s swearing off performing.) What’s slightly surprising would be that the guitarist steered clear of his final concert using the title, especially since R-Truth sprang certainly one of his most ingenious traps to try and claim the championship for that 13th time.
To sneak on Elias, Truth apparently switched the singer’s guitar out for any poorly-tuned instrument, then disguised themself because the roadie Elias tried to berate into giving him a replacement. His various roll-up attempts, however, only arrived a number of two-counts a scissor kick wasn’t enough to pry the title loose from Elias’ grip. An outrageous-eyed Truth appeared to embrace the chaos by swinging your guitar in the titleholder, though Elias steered clear of the ring having a appearance of terror in the eyes, getting survived his farewell performance whilst justifying his decision to possess one to begin with. Getting to deal with this really is not a way to have an artist to reside.
Is Rey Mysterio retiring? Not too fast. Despite suffering a string of humiliations against Andrade in the last couple of days and acknowledging his years within the ring are beginning to trap as much as him, The Best Underdog opted to not hang up the phone his mask because of the emotional urgings of his boy, Dominick. Dominick – that has been more involved with his father’s career since WrestleMania season – designed a surprise appearance during Mysterio’s interview with Charly Caruso and stopped his father from the ceremonial self-unmasking in the last possible second. Reminding Rey of the promise he’d once designed to work with Dominick around the nights his son’s debut – whenever which may be – the youthful man convinced his father to help keep his mask and turn into in WWE.
Given their total lack of empathy for his or her fellow competitors, The Revival and Randy Orton make such sense as allies, and it is a question they didn’t start teaming up sooner. All of them embrace that old school, they’re all callous within the ring and every one has a bone to choose using the New Day. And then any concept that the meat was squashed after last Tuesday was offer rest through the trio’s heinous actions on Monday.
The Revival still think New Day are extremely fun-loving to represent the tag team division, and Orton continues to be out for retribution after neglecting to capture the WWE Championship from Kofi Kingston at SummerSlam. Orton crashed Raw throughout the non-title Revival-New Day match and struck Big E by having an RKO to hands The Revival a disqualification loss but setup their most savage beating yet from the beloved trio. Though Kofi darted towards the ring to the odds, Orton and also the Revival made short work from the New Day, because the Viper dropped Kingston by having an RKO, and all sorts of three became a member of in on the Shatter Machine-RKO combo to Xavier Forest.
Forest got the worst from the assault, using the Revival decimating his knee while Orton forced Kofi to look at. As well as for an organization that takes pride in finding indications of positivity even just in probably the most dire of situations, something truly ominous is around the corner: Half test of belief, and half reality check, plus they will not know so it is until they are on the other hand from the storm.
The dominant streak continues for that new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, as Alexa Bliss & Nikki Mix attempted their hands against Fire & Desire and emerged having a convincing victory to cement their hang on the women’s tag team division. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville appeared to achieve the champs’ number on several occasion – The Golden Goddess dropped Mix having a hard directly on the outdoors, and Deville switched the tide each time she walked within the ring – but Bliss & Mix got the final word, with Nikki catching The Jersey Demon inside a swinging neckbreaker to assert the victory.
Even just in defeat, Cedric Alexander appeared as if a Superstar to look at a week ago in the match against Came McIntyre, and today, he’s a measure nearer to becoming King from the Ring because of an initial-round victory over Sami Zayn.
Around the one hands, the match would be a ongoing trend – Sami’s in a rough patch – however it was something of the upset nevertheless: Zayn is really a veteran, while Alexander is really a newcomer still around the come-up, however the hungrier man demonstrated is the victor. Alexander rallied lower the stretch to nail Zayn having a Neuralyzer, following track of the Lumbar Check moments later for that win. Even though Sami finds themself much deeper and much deeper inside a rut, Alexander finds themself on his steepest upward trajectory yet “King Alexander” can always be considered a lengthy shot, but it is nowhere near unthinkable.
Should you ask Becky Lynch, the only real reason Sasha Banks’ star is rising happens because she walked towards the Man a week ago. Should you ask Natalya, she’s still not more than one of her best buddies attacking her in the way she did. Should you ask Sasha, she’s not to imply much she’s only supplying a cryptic “You’re welcome” to Michael Cole during her backstage interview (her “King’s Court” appearance was derailed by Bray Wyatt earlier at night.) That is not to state Banks didn’t create a statement, as she ruthlessly ambushed Natalya once more within the backstage area while targeting her hurt arm and offering some truly uncalled-for insults about her late father, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. She didn’t offer much of the reason behind her string of attacks, but she’s clearly letting her actions do all of the speaking on her.
Entering Raw, it appeared Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman might eventually throw hands within the Universal Championship. Appearing out of it, Rollins & Strowman were the Raw Tag Team Champions, getting made probably the most of the last-minute chance against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson from the O.C., who end up headed to enter board after days of running the show.
The victory was doubly impressive, not only due to any lingering tension one of the challengers, speculate some canny cheap-shotting through the O.C. effectively required Strowman out for that middle portion of the match, departing The Beastslayer to do it yourself. AJ Styles made his presence known behind the ref’s back, too, though Strowman rallied just over time to pay back The Outstanding One and take him from the action having a running charge outdoors the ring.
The re-energized Monster Among Men did his part within the ring, too, tagging directly into truck Gallows and pulverize Anderson having a Running Powerslam. Rollins neutralized Styles’ final, attempted interference having a Stomp once the Phenomenal One joined the ring, Strowman made the coverage which was all she authored. So Strowman walked into Raw together with his eyes around the U . s . States Title (and perhaps the Universal Championship) leaving having a Raw Tag Team Title. And Rollins, who walked into Raw together with his attitude on the potential challenge, rather leaves having a partner that renders him unstoppable by association. Everyone wins – though, obviously, Strowman’s lingering gaze in the Universal Title suggests these new partners have a factor or more to iron out.