Monday, August 26, 2019

WWE RAW Results - August 26, 2019

WWE RAW Results - August 26, 2019
We are live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, as Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring.


Michael Cole hypes Banks vs. Natalya later on tonight. He leads us to a video package on Banks' recent return, which saw her turn heel by attacking Natalya and RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch.

Banks takes the mic in the middle of the ring now. She goes to speak but stops. Banks says everyone wants to know why and where she's been. Banks says she's been gone, out of sight for four months, minding her own business and not talking about anybody but all she hears is people saying her name. Fans interrupt and chant for Natalya. Banks goes on and says people have been talking about how she threw a fit and cried on the floor at WrestleMania 35. She says she did, and she did take her ball home. Not for reasons we may think. She says she was regulated to a match at WrestleMania that she didn't care about, defending WWE Women's Tag Team Titles that meant less, while Lynch was in the main event with Ronda Rousey. Banks said she did take her ball and go home, and she used her WrestleMania pay check to go on several vacations. She mentions how Lynch's pay check was bigger than hers.

Banks said she came back to work and she had a plan, it had to be a perfect moment. And there it was - Natalya. She recalls how she attacked Natalya two weeks ago. Fans boo. Banks says Lynch tried to save the day but we saw what happened to her. Banks says now she is here, front and center of attention like she deserves. She goes on putting herself over, as The Boss of the division and the talk of the division. Banks says she deserves all this glory. She goes to speak but the music interrupts and out comes Natalya.

Banks meets Natalya at ringside but gets tackled. They brawl as fans pop. Natalya sends Banks into the apron and the steel ring steps. They brawl on the ground as officials run down the ramp to break it up. Banks breaks free and unloads on Natalya again. Natalya breaks free from Fit Finlay and attacks Banks against the barrier. Officials continue to hold them back as we go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back with the Street Profits. Angelo says he cannot wait for Nattie and Sasha later tonight. Montez says tonight's Raw will be lit. Two King of the Ring matches and Braun Strowman faces AJ Styles. Angelo asks if it is for the US title and Montez says it is. Montez talks about the tag team turmoil match and Angelo wants to know what it is. Montez explains the rules for the match.

The teams are Heavy Machinery, The Revival, Lucha House Party, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, The B Team, the Viking Raiders, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, and Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode.

Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre in a First Round King of the Ring Tournament Match

Before the match, Ricochet says growing up, he idolized so many who became King of the Ring. He is one of the lucky few to be able to wear the crown. Drew might be an immovable object, but he will do what it takes to move Drew aside to be the next King of the Ring.

Drew McIntyre comes out and sits on the throne before making his way to the ring. Drew says for once in his life, Ricochet is correct. He is an immovable object. Drew says he didn't care about the prior winners. They were all disappointments. Things will change when he becomes King. All of the unworthy superstars will be exiled from his Kingdom.

The bell rings and Ricochet with a waist lock and Drew with a hip lock take down. Ricochet stomps on the foot and chops Drew. Ricochet goes for the handstand head scissors but Drew moves and he chops Ricochet and then sends Ricochet across the ring with an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Drew with a chop but Ricochet with elbows. Ricochet sends Drew over the top rope to the floor and Ricochet with a moonsault off the ring post but Drew moves and Ricochet lands on his feet. Drew catches Ricochet off the steps and drops Ricochet onto the ringside barrier and then onto the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew wtih a bow and arrow. We see footage from the commercial break of Drew giving Ricochet a back body drop while Ricochet gets a near fall with a lateral press. Ricochet with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Ricochet wtih a drop kick to the knee to send Drew into the turnbuckles. Ricochet with a kick and springboard drop kick that sends Drew to the floor. Ricochet with a Fosbury Flop onto Drew but Ricochet holds his ribs. Drew blocks Ricochet from getting Drew onto his shoulders. Ricochet with a kick to the arm and he goes for a reverse rana but Drew holds on to the ropes and hits a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall.

Drew slaps Ricochet and then presses Ricochet over his head. Ricochet gets to his feet and he punches Drew. Ricochet catches Drew on a splash into the corner. Ricochet with a Northern Lights suplex. Ricochet tries to roll through and Drew throws Ricochet to the mat. Drew runs into a boot and Ricochet with an enzuigiri from the apron. Ricochet wtih a springboard clothesline and a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet goes to the turnbuckkles and he sees Drew coming. Ricochet goes for an enzuigiri and Drew blocks it and punches Ricochet. Ricochet leaps over the steps when Drew tries to Irish whip him into the steps. Ricochet with a round kick off the steps.

Ricochet comes off the steps and is met with a head butt from Drew. Drew sends Ricochet back into the ring and sets for the Claymore. Ricochet with a super kick and kick to the knee. Ricochet with a series of kicks to Drew but Drew with a clothesline and a power bomb for a near fall. Drew gets Ricochet on his shoulders and Drew goes to the turnbuckles. Ricochet gets to his feet and he pulls Drew onto the turnbuckles. Ricochet with Recoil and then he goes up top for the 630 Splash. Ricochet hits the 630 Splash for the three count.

Winner: Ricochet (Advances to face Samoa Joe)

After the match, Ricochet celebrates his spot in the second round as the music hits. Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe is confirmed for the quarter-finals next week. We see the updated KOTR brackets. We see Drew sitting up against the barrier as we go to replays. Drew backs up the ramp and looks back at the ring from the stage. Ricochet continues his celebration as fans cheer him on.

- Still to come, the new RAW Tag Team Champions are here. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at last week when we got new Raw Tag Team Champions.

Backstage:

We go to Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman in the back. They are asked about Clash of Champions and how Seth will have two titles to defend. Seth says they defend their titles. Whoever wants to step up can face them. Braun doesn't respond and Seth says Braun isn't thinking about the tag titles. Braun wants to know who will Seth face for the Universal Championship. Seth says there is a long list of people who can challenge for the title. Seth asks Braun if he is challenging him. Braun says he wants to make sure that they are on the same page, partner. Braun says he is challenging Seth for the Universal Title. Seth says he does not back down from a fight and challenge accepted... partner.

- The Miz makes hos way to the ring as we go to commercial.

The Miz vs. Baron Corbin in a First Round King of the Ring Tournament Match

Before the match, Miz says in his 13 year career, he has accomplished a lot in and out of the ring. Throughout his career, people asked him what does he want. MIz says he wants it all. You are all on the quest with him to step onto the Iron Throne. This is the first step on the quest to become King Awesome.

The bell rings and Baron Corbin kicks Miz and backs him into the corner. Miz with punches to Corbin. Miz with more kicks to Corbin and he clotheslines Corbin over the top rope to the floor. Miz misses a drop kick through the ropes and Corbin with a punch to the head. Corbin runs Miz into the ringside barrier. Miz punches Corbin and Corbin with an Irish whip. Corbin slides around the ring post and connects with a clothesline for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with Reality Check and both men are down. Miz with punches followed by kicks in the corner. Miz with running knees into the corner and he does it a second time. Miz with an Awesome Clothesline. Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge for a near fall.

We see Cedric Alexander looking at a monitor in the back as he scouts his second round opponent.

Miz goes for a figure four leg lock but Corbin kicks Miz away. Corbin with Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin goes for a choke slam but Miz counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. Miz escapes End of Days and hits a DDT for a near fall. Miz with kicks to the chest. Corbin with a rollup for a near fall. Corbin does his lap around the ring post and Miz knows it is coming and he hits the Skull Crushing Finale but Corbin kicks out. Miz sends Corbin into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring and Corbin hits End of Days for the three count.

Winner: Baron Corbin (Advances to face Cedric Alexander)

After the match, Baron Corbin gets on the throne. He says he was asked about a poll and he says anybody but him is the pick for the King of the Ring. Baron says he does not care about any of you. On your very best day, you couldn't accomplish a single thing he has. Baron says he is where he is today because of one person... himself. After he is coronated, you will hear it from him first. All Hail King Corbin.

Backstage:

We see Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in the back. They are asked about having to be part of the Tag Team Turmoil Match to get a shot at the titles they lost. Karl says Rollins and Strowman earned a title match out of thin air. Luke talks about having to face seven other teams. Karl says it is not fair but they will right the wrong. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at Rey Mysterio's announcement that was interrupted by his son Dominic.

Bayley vs. Nikki Cross

Bayley with a forearm and single leg take down. Bayley with a side head lock and Bayley with a belly-to-back suplex. Nikki rolls to the floor and Nikki blocks a drop kick through the ropes. Nikki trips Bayley on the apron and sends Bayley ribs first into the apron. Nikki with a body scissors on Bayley. Bayley with elbows. Nikki with knees to the midsection. Nikki puts Bayley in the tree of woe and then kicks Bayley. Nikki gets a series of near falls. Bayley with forearms and Nikki with a head butt to the midsection. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley with a suplex. Bayley puts Nikki on the apron and hits a running knee to the head and a cutter in the ropes for a near fall. Bayley with a spinning side slam and Bayley goes up top. Bayley wtih an elbow drop for the three count.

Winner: Bayley

Backstage:


Braun Strowman is in the back and he is asked about his busy night at Clash of Champions, but he could have a third match. Braun says Clash of Champions will be a historic night for him. They will successfully defend the tag titles, then he will beat Seth Rollins for the Universal Title, and then he will defend the US Title. Braun says no one will stop him from getting the Universal Championship (sic) and nothing will stop AJ Styles from getting these hands.

Tag Team Turmoil Match

The Viking Raiders are out first as we go to commercial.

The Viking Raiders vs. The B-Team

Back from the break and The B Team's Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas are out. They take turns on Erik and double team him early on, keeping him in their corner with frequent tags. Erik fights out and takes both opponents out. Ivar tags in and he unloads, leading to a Viking Experience for the pinfall. The B Team has been eliminated. The music hits and out next comes the former champions, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson of The OC.

The Viking Raiders vs. The OC

Ivar waits for Gallows to come in. Gallows goes after Erik. Anderson helps Gallows double team Ivar next. Erik gets knocked off the apron for a second time. Anderson and Gallows continue to double team Ivar in the ring. They double team Erik on the floor now. Ivar runs the ropes and hits a big suicide dive, taking out his partner and an opponent. This leads to a big brawl in the ring now. The referee calls for a double disqualification. Both teams have been eliminated and they aren't happy.

Fans boo the double DQ. The OC and The Viking Raiders face off in the ring as the lights go out and Robert Roode begins his glorious entrance. Dolph Ziggler is out next. He joins Roode on the ramp and they head to the ring together. Ziggler and Roode hit the ring to pose as we go back to commercial break.

Ziggler and Roode vs. The Lucha House Party

Back from the break and Lince Dorado goes at it with Roode. Gran Metalik waits on the apron as Kalisto watches from ringside. Roode takes big shots from Dorado but turns it around and tags Ziggler in.

Metalik tags in and unloads on Ziggler for a minute or two. Metalik with a missile dropkick for a 2 count. Dorado and Roode take turns now. Ziggler shoves Dorado off the top into the barrier. Metaik flies in and takes Ziggler down again for a 2 count. Ziggler ends up nailing a big superkick to the back of the neck on Metalik. Ziggler covers for the pin and The Lucha House Party has been eliminated.

Ziggler and Roode vs. The Revival

Out next comes The Revival, Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder. Ziggler and Dawson go at it to start. Dawson takes Ziggler down but he turns it into a 2 count on Dawson. They tangle and trade holds on the mat now. Roode comes in and takes Dawson to the corner. Dawson turns it around with big chops of his own. Roode with a big back body drop coming out of the corner. Ziggler tags back in and goes at it with Dawson. Dash tags in and knocks Ziggler out of the air with a shoulder. The Revival double teams Ziggler now as Dawson flies with a top rope leg drop. Ziggler kicks out just in time. Dash tags back in for more double teaming, slingshotting Ziggler under the bottom rope. Dash covers for a 2 count. Dash keeps Ziggler grounded in their corner now.

Dawson tags back in and takes Ziggler to the apron as the referee warns him. Dawson kicks and punches Ziggler. Wilder with a cheap shot to Ziggler while the referee is distracted. Dawson with a slingshot suplex to Ziggler for a 2 count. Ziggler ends up having to fight off both opponents in the corner. Ziggler slides out of a move and drops Dawson, then tags in Roode. Roode gets dropped as he comes in. Ziggler is still in and stays in taking moves for a minute or two. He hits a Fame-asser on Dash but Dawson hits a Brainbuster in return. Roode comes back and tangles with Dawson. Roode drops Dawson into the mat for the pin. The Revival has been eliminated. We go to commercial.

Ziggler and Roode vs. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

Hawkins with a bulldog and running clothesline. Hawkins with a swinging neck breaker to Ziggler. Ryder tags in and they hit a neck breaker and TKO combination. Hawkins is sent into the ring post and Roode is knocked off the apron. Ziggler with a super kick to Ryder for the three count.

Ziggler and Roode vs. Heavy Machinery

Roode and Ziggler call a time out and Tucker goes after Ziggler and Roode. Tucker with punches and Ziggler is sent into the ring. Tucker with a cross body for a near fall. Tucker gets Ziggler up for a delayed vertical suplex and Otis takes over after a tag and hits the suplex for a near fall. Tucker tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Roode pulls down the ropes and Tucker goes over the top rope. Roode tags in and he sends Rucker into the ringside barrier and ring steps. Roode sends Tucker back into the ring and gets a near fall.

Roode runs his boot across the face and then hits a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and punches Tucker and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler goes for a leaping DDT but Tucker catches Dolph and catapults Dolph into the ring post. Roode and Otis tag in and Otis with shoulder tackles and elbows. Otis with a splash to Dolph and a spinning slam to Roode.

Otis with a splash to Roode and Roode goes down. Otis sets for the Caterpillar but Ziggler interferes. Otis sends Ziggler into the corner and he splashes both men and Ziggler is down in the ring. Otis with the Caterpillar and elbow drop. Roode with a rollup for a near fall. Otis with a power slam for a near fall. Tucker tags in and Ziggler with a super kick to Tucker and a Zig Zag to Otis onto Tucker. Roode with a Glorious DDT for the three count.

Winners and NEW #1 Contenders: Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler

- We take a look at the situation surrounding Roman Reigns and who attacked him. Back to commercial.

Sasha Banks vs. Natalya

Natalya attacks Sasha as the bell rings and she punches Sasha. Sasha sends Natalya to the floor and Sasha goes for a baseball slide but Natalya moves and Natalya sends Sasha into the ringside barrier. Natalya with a suplex on the floor. Natalya with another suplex on the floor. Natalya sends Sasha back into the ring and she punches Sasha. Natalya with punches and the referee warns Natalya. Sasha with an elbow and kick. Natalya with a release German suplex for a near fall. Sasha goes to the floor and Sasha sends Natalya's injured arm into the ring post and then Sasha sends Natalya into the timekeeper's area. Natalya is sent into the ring post again.

Sasha sends Natalya back into the ring and Sasha gets a near fall. Sasha kicks Natalya in the injured arm. Natalya slaps Sasha and then Sasha wraps the arm in the ropes. Sasha with more kicks in the corner. Sasha misses a double knee strike in the corner and Natalya with a rollup. Sasha kicks Natalya away and hits a lungblower into Banks Statement. Sasha traps the arms to prevent Natalya from getting to the ropes and Natalya taps out.

Winner: Sasha Banks

After the match, the medical staff checks on Natalya. Sasha leaves the ring but returns to attack Natalya and she reapplies Banks Statement.

Backstage:

We go to the back and AJ Styles is in the interview area. He is asked about last week's match and how Braun got a rematch. AJ says that is a bunch of bull. Gallows and Anderson were screwed out of the tag team turmoil. No one thinks he can win without the help of Gallows and Anderson. AJ says Braun intimidates everyone but him. How will Braun walk out of Clash of Champions with all of the gold because he is not going to win tonight. Back to commercial.

Cesaro vs. Cedric Alexander

The bell rings and they trade a few strikes. Cesaro drops Cedric with a big shot. Cedric comes back with big chops. Cesaro takes them. Cedric sends Cesaro flying with scissors and then dropkicks him out of the ring. Cedric runs the ropes for a dive but Cesaro meets him at the ropes with a huge uppercut. Cesaro comes back in and hits a big gutwrench slam for a 2 count.

Cedric ends up fighting in from the apron, dropping Cesaro on his head. Cesaro rolls to the floor for a breather. Cedric runs the ropes and this time hits the dive, taking Cesaro back down on the floor. Cedric brings it back in the ring and springboards at Cesaro with a clothesline. Cesaro kicks out at 2. Cesaro fights Cedric off as he comes from behind. Cedric sends Cesaro down on the floor and he follows as we go to commercial.

They lock up and Cesaro backs Cedric into the corner and Cesaro pats Cedric in the chest. Cedric pats back and Cesaro with European uppercuts. Cedric with chops but Cesaro with a knee. Cedric with a handstand head scissors and drop kick that sends Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro with a European uppercut as Cedric goes for a suicide dive. Cesaro with a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Cedric is sent to the apron and Cedric with a kick and slingshot flatliner. Cedric with a plancha onto Cesaro.

Cesaro is sent back into the ring and Cedric goes to the apron for a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro blocks a Lumbar Check and connects with a European uppercut. Cesaro and Cedric go to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Cesaro slams the leg into the mat. Cesaro wraps the leg in the ropes. We see Cesaro sending Alexander's knee into the LED board and then he drops the knee on the apron. Alexander with a Neuralizer and then he hits a Michinoku Driver.

We see Baron Corbin looking at a monitor in the back. Cesaro drops Alexander on the turnbuckles and then Cesaro with a gorilla superplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a single leg crab. Cedric gets to the ropes and Cesaro releases the hold. Cesaro sets for a running European uppercut but Cedric with a standing C4 for a near fall. Cedric sets for a Lumbar Check but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro counters with a lateral press for a near fall. Cesaro returns to the single leg crab.

Alexander escapes and gets a near fall with a victory roll. Cedric with a back elbow and then Cesaro blocks a Neuralizer. Cesaro with an ankle lock and Cedric sends Cesaro to the floor. Cedric with a Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

- AJ Styles is in the back getting ready for his title match against Braun Strowman. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see how R-Truth won the WWE 24/7 Title from Elias at the Fox Founders Day event on Friday. Fox Sports personality Rob Stone then won the title from Truth that same day in Los Angeles, but Elias ended the day by winning the title back from Stone.

Backstage:

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. She asks how this new team happened. Ziggler doesn't trust most people backstage but every once in a while you see someone else who has that twinkle in his eye and wants it jut as bad. Ziggler goes on about Roode and the title shot at Clash of Champions against Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman. Roode says they realized there's no one better to team up with than each other. Roode calls their team destiny and goes on with the praise, about how good they are in the ring and how good they look. Roode says they will become the new RAW Tag Team Champions at Clash of Champions, and that will be absolutely glorious. Roode and Ziggler walk off.

- We go back to The Street Profits, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins, backstage. They talk more about some of tonight's happenings but Dawkins is just ready to go party on Bourbon Street, beads and all. We see Braun Strowman marching to the ring. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a Firefly Fun House retrospective as we see how the Fiend came to be.

AJ Styles vs. Braun Strowman for the United States Championship

Strowman sends Styles over the top rope to the floor and then Strowman does a lap around the ring for a shoulder tackle. Strowman with a second running shoulder tackle. They return to the ring and Strowman runs into a boot. AJ with a forearm from the apron and then Strowman grabs Styles as AJ comes off the ropes. Strowman with a choke slam and AJ gets his han on the ropes to break up the count. Strowman with a shoulder tackle to knock AJ off the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Strowman gets AJ up for a power slam but AJ with a sleeper. Strowman gets back to his feet and he backs Styles into the turnbuckles to escape. Strowman misses a boot in the corner and Strowman's leg is caught on the turnbuckle so Styles clips Strowman. Styles with kicks to the back of the leg followed by a forearm to the back of the head. Styles with a quebrada for a near fall. Styles with a flying forearm to the back of the head. Styles with the Calf Crusher and Strowman reaches for the ropes as AJ tries to pull Strowman into the center of the ring. Strowman looks at AJ and Strowman with a head butt for a near falll.

Strowman limps when he gets back to his feet. Strowman with running shoulder tackles and then he gets Styles up for a slam but AJ escapes. Styles moves and Strowman goes shoulder first into the ring post. Styles drop kicks Strowman into the referee and the referee is knocked off the apron.

Styles with a forearm and Strowman goes for a choke slam but AJ rakes the eyes and hits Strowman in the groinal region. Styles grabs a chair while the referee is down and Styles hits Strowman in the back with a chair. Strowman with a power slam but the refere eis down. Gallows and Anderson attack Strowman and Strowman kicks Gallows and Anderson. Strowman hits Anderson and Gallows with the steel chair. The referee recovers in time to see AJ down and Strowman holding the chair. The referee says he heard the chair so he calls for the bell.

Winner: AJ Styles (by disqualification)

After the bell, Strowman unloads with chair shots to all three members of The OC after Gallows and Anderson came back for more. Strowman delivers chair shots and slams everyone in the ring. Strowman with a running powerslam to AJ. Strowman grabs the United States Title belt and raises it in the air, then throws it down at AJ. Braun stands tall and his music starts up as RAW goes off the air.

PLEASE SHARE THIS ARTICLE:


LATEST NEWS