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WWE Raw Results (3/11/19): The Shield Says Goodbye

WWE Raw Results (3/11/19)

WWE Raw
March 11, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Seth Rollins & Paul Heyman In-Ring Segment: 

Heyman does his signature introduction. His cilent will be the conqueror of Seth Rollins in the main event of WrestleMania. Are we talking about the Brock Lesnar that dominates his opponents? Big Show, Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and Bill Goldberg. Heyman appreciates Rollins stealing his lines. The Brock Lesnar who had a real tough time getting past Daniel Bryan. The Brock Lensar that got pushed to his limit by AJ Styles. The Brock Lesnar that was this close to being beaten by Finn Balor. That Brock Lesnar? Heyman’s client has a bit of a problem with guys who are Rollins size, stature, speed, agility, and style.

With all due respect to Styles, Balor, and Bryan, there is only one man uniquely suited to beat his client at WrestleMania and it’s Seth Freakin’ Rollins.  Rollins is going slay the beast at WrestleMania and bring the Universal Title back to Raw every single week. Heyman says that Rollins will not slay the beast. Rollins is not telling the full story. Usually his client doesn’t have the proper time to prepare for all of his previous victims. It was supposed to be Brock versus Jinder Mahal, but it wasn’t Jinder Mahal, it was AJ Styles.

It was supposed to be Brock Lesnar versus AJ Styles at Survivor Series, but it was Daniel Bryan. It was supposed to be Brock Lesnar versus Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble, but it was Finn Balor. Brock only had five days to prepare for those men. We have a video package for Brock Lesnar. Ever since Rollins won the Royal Rumble, Brock Lesnar has had these sadistic fantasies in his mind of what he is going to do to him in the main event of WrestleMania. Seth Rollins, you don’t know Brock Lesnar. Shelton Benjamin from behind takes Rollins to Suplex City.

First Match: Seth Rollins vs. Shelton Benjamin 

Paul Heyman joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins with clubbing blows to Benjamin’s back. Benjamin with a waist lock takedown. Benjamin applies a front face lock. Benjamin bodyslams Rollins. Benjamin tells Rollins to bring it. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Rollins applies a side headlock. Benjamin reverses the hold. Benjamin with a side headlock takeover. Benjamin drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Benjamin. Rollins with a back elbow strike. Rollins unloads two knife edge chops. Rollins dropkicks Benjamin to the floor. Rollins and Benjamin are brawling around the ringside area.

Rollins is throwing haymakers at Benjamin. Rollins delivers a heavy chop in the corner. Rollins kicks Benjamin in the jaw. Rollins hits The BlockBuster. Rollins plays to the crowd. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Benjamin ducks out of the way. Benjamin goes for a German Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins dumps Benjamin out of the ring. Rollins goes for a Suicide Dive, but Benjamin counters with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Benjamin applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins with shots to the midsection of Benjamin. Benjamin with a knee lift. Benjamin repeatedly throws Rollins into the ringside barricade. Benjamin clotheslines Rollins on the floor.

Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Back Body Drop. Rollins with a jack knife cover for a two count. Rollins with a Hurricanrana which sends Benjamin face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Benjamin. Rollins dives over Benjamin. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Benjamin launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. Benjamin dodges The SuperKick. Benjamin delivers Two German Suplex’s. Benjamin goes for The F5, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins fires off two thrust kicks. Rollins connects with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Second Match: Finn Balor (c) vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley with a waist lock takedown. Lashley launches Balor to the corner. Lashley repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Lashley is choking Balor with his boot. Lashley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Lashley punches the back of Balor’s neck. Lashley applies the cravate. Lashley punches Balor in the gut. Lashley pie faces Balor. Balor dropkicks Lashley. Balor applies a front face lock. Lashley drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Lashley with a shoulder block. Balor side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Balor goes for an Apron Enzuigiri, but Lashley counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor dropkicks Lashley off the ring apron. Balor follows that with a Baseball Slide Dropkick.

Balor hits The PK. Lashley drives Balor back first into the ringside barricade during the commercial break. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Lashley drops Balor with The FlatLiner for a two count. Lashley stomps on the right hand of Balor. Lashley goes for a PowerBomb, but Balor blocks it. Balor dumps Lashley out of the ring. Lashley dumps Balor back first on the apron for a two count. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley applies an arm-bar. Lashley with a knee lift. Balor with a Back Body Drop. Balor follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Balor kicks Lashley in the jaw. Balor with a Running Forearm Smash. Balor ducks a clothesline from Lashley.

Balor is trying to build momentum. Balor with a knife edge chop. Lashley reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Lashley catches Balor in mid-air. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor goes for a SlingBlade, but Lashley blocks it. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Balor negates The Dominator. Balor rolls Lashley over for a two count. Lashley throws Balor into the top turnbuckle. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor sets up for The Coupe De Grace. Lio Rush starts hitting the ring bell. Balor is obviously distracted. Rush talks smack to Balor. Balor drops Rush with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Lashley Spears Balor in mid-air to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Intercontinental Champion, Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Ronda Rousey & Dana Brooke Segment: 

Third Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable 

Black and Gable will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Black unloads a flurry of bodyshots. Gable with a waist lock takedown. Gable tags in Roode. Black slips over Gable’s back. Black sends Gable crashing to the outside. Black blocks a punch from Roode. Black delivers his combination offense. Black sweeps the legs of Roode. Black goes for a Sliding Dropkick, but Roode counters with a SpineBuster for a two count. Roode kicks Black in the gut. Roode punches Black in the ribs. Roode drives Black back first into the turnbuckles. Roode with a knife edge chop. Roode tags in Gable.

Roode with a Vertical Suplex. Roode dumps Gable on top of Black for a two count. Gable applies a rear chin lock. Gable transitions into an arm-bar. Gable figure fours the legs of Black. Team Glorious are cutting the ring in half. Roode repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Roode with a BackBreaker for a two count. Roode applies a waist lock. Black rolls Roode over for a two count. Roode drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Black makes the hot tag to Ricochet. Ricochet clotheslines Roode. Ricochet drops Gable with a NeckBreaker. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Roode. Ricochet with a Hurricanrana. Ricochet with a Running Shoulder Block.

Roode tags in Gable. Team Glorious hits their German Suplex/BlockBuster Combination for a two count. Gable avoids a MoonSault from Ricochet. Gable goes for a German Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet clotheslines Gable. Roode kicks Ricochet in the gut. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Ricochet rolls him over for a two count. Ricochet kicks Roode in the jaw. Ricochet tags in Black. Black kicks Roode in the back of the head. Ricochet with a Spin Out Knee Smash. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black & Ricochet via Pinfall 

Elias Pittsburgh Concert: 

Fourth Match: Natalya w/Beth Phoenix vs. Nia Jax w/Tamina 

Natalya kicks Jax in the gut. Natalya with clubbing blows to Jax back. Jax clotheslines Natalya. Jax with a Biel Throw. Natalya kicks Jax in the jaw. Tamina grabs the right leg of Natalya. Jax hits The Body Avalanche. Phoenix is throwing forearms at Jax which forces the disqualification. After the match, Phoenix drops Jax with a diving shoulder tackle. Tamina goes for a SuperKick, but Phoenix ducks out of the way. Phoenix with a double hand chop. Phoenix tells Jax to bring it. Jax and Tamina gets into a major brawl with The Boss and Hug Connection in the gorilla position.

Winner: Nia Jax via Disqualification 

Batista & Triple H In-Ring Segment: 

Is Batista going to stand on the ramp like a nose ring model or will he come to the ring? Is the security for HHH? Batista says the security is here because he’s not stupid. He learned and he paid attention. He learned from two of the dirtiest in the game. He learned from Hunter and from Ric Flair. They are here for his protection. Where’s the sledgehammer? HHH biggest mistake was underestimating him. We’re doing this it under Batista’s terms. HHH knows what Batista wants. HHH won’t give him a damn thing. How many times has Batista quit this company?

Is HHH supposed to hand Batista stuff because he’s a big movie star? Since Batista is too big of a coward to face him like a man, they will do it his way. He will walk out of this ring, go up the ramp and tear through the Guardians of the Independent Scene. Batista says they’re not doing it HHH’s way. By the time he gets up here, Batista will be gone. Batista wanted to get away from HHH because he held them down. If he doesn’t get what he wants, he will continue to hurt people that HHH loves.

HHH is not in control here, so give him what he wants. Batista wants to fight HHH at WrestleMania. HHH finally accepts. Batista says he’s looking for that one last match and the match to end HHH’s career on his terms. Batista will see HHH at Mania. HHH says that Batista better dig down deep inside Hollywood to find a scrap of the Animal. It might be on Batista terms, but the match will be his terms. There will be no rules, no restrictions to what he does, there will be no holds barred.

Kurt Angle Retirement Announcement: 

Fifth Match: Kurt Angle vs. Apollo Crews 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Crew applies a side headlock. Crews drops Angle with a shoulder tackle. Angle responds with a Hip Toss. Angle with an arm-drag takeover. Angle applies an arm-bar. Crews brings Angle to the corner. Crews punches Angle in the gut. Angle reverses out of the irish whip from Crews. Crews kicks Angle in the face. Angle with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Crews side steps Angle into the turnbuckles. Crews dropkicks Angle for a one count.

Crews with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Crews applies a rear chin lock. Angle gets back to a vertical base. Angle and Crews are trading back and forth shots. Angle ducks a clothesline from Crews. Angle with Three German Suplex’s for a two count. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but Crews counters with an arm-drag takeover. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews goes for a Frog Splash, but Angle ducks out of the way. Angle plants Crews with The Angle Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kurt Angle via Pinfall 

Updated WrestleMania 35 Match Card: 

– Buddy Murphy (c) vs. TBD For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

– Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

– WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal

– Triple H vs. Batista in a No Holds Barred Match

– Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Kurt Angle vs. TBD !! This Will Be Kurt Angle’s Retirement Match

– Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship

Sixth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Drew McIntyre in a Falls Count Anywhere Match 

Ambrose attacks McIntyre before the bell rings. Haymakers are being thrown on the stage. Ambrose with a Vertical Suplex. Ambrose with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike off the stage. Ambrose and McIntyre are brawling in the crowd. McIntyre kicks Ambrose in the gut. Ambrose is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. All hell is breaking loose in Pittsburgh. McIntyre HeadButts Ambrose. McIntyre whips Ambrose back first across the wall. McIntyre is trying to throw Ambrose in the crowd. Ambrose bites the fingers of McIntyre. Ambrose hits McIntyre with a trash can. During the commercial break, Ambrose and McIntyre were brawling in the concourse of the PPG Paints Arena.

McIntyre walks down a flight of stairs. Ambrose and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. McIntyre nails Ambrose with the steel ring stairs for a two count. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. The action spills back into the crowd. McIntyre talks smack to Ambrose. Ambrose low blows McIntyre. McIntyre dumps two chairs on Ambrose back. McIntyre sends Ambrose rib first on the hockey board. Ambrose rolls McIntyre off the production crate. Ambrose with an elbow drop for a two count.

Ambrose with an inside cradle for a two count. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre clears the announce table. Ambrose with a side suplex on the table. Ambrose is fired up. McIntyre delivers a low blow of his own. McIntyre hits Ambrose with a pencil. McIntyre repeatedly drives Ambrose face first into the LED Board. McIntyre hooks the leg for a two count. Ambrose slaps McIntyre. McIntyre tees off on Ambrose. McIntyre gets Ambrose trapped in the railing. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory.

McIntyre delivers another ClayMore Kick to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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