WWE Raw Results (3/18/19): Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre

WWE Raw Results (3/18/19)

March 18, 2019
Allstate Arena
Chicago, Illinois

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins In-Ring Segment: 

Brock Lesnar is getting booed out of the building. Heyman finally delivers his signature introduction. Seth Rollins is the one who necessitated an appearance tonight by Brock Lesnar. Rollins comes out here every single week, but he’s a revisionist. He’s a Suplex City arsonist. He can weave propaganda on Heyman levels. Supposedly Brock Lesnar has a problem. A stylistic problem with athletes of Rollins size and moveset. Here is where Rollins proves himself to be a fool. His client ran through AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan and Finn Balor. Heyman says that Drew McIntyre is a career killer, not like Brock Lesnar.

McIntyre got up on Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Twenty nights before he faces Brock Lesnar, Rollins wants to fight Drew McIntyre? What are you thinking? Drew McIntyre appears on the stage. It’s refreshing to get the respect he has earned in WWE. He tells the people of Chicago to shut their mouths and open their ears. He brutalized Roman Reigns last week. When Dean Ambrose tried to save his fallen brother, McIntyre brutalized him too. Brock Lesnar may need to look for another opponent at WrestleMania. After McIntyre brutalizes Rollins tonight, he won’t make it to WrestleMania. Rollins attacks McIntyre with a steel chair. Rollins tells Brock to bring it. Brock heads to the backstage area.

First Match: Finn Balor & Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush 

Strowman and Lashley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley flexes his muscles. Strowman shoves Lashley to the corner. Strowman drops Lashley with a shoulder tackle. Lashley heads to the outside. Lashley tags in Rush. Rush stomps on Balor’s back. Balor and Rush are trading back and forth shots. Rush makes another quick tag to Lashley. Lashley stops Balor in his tracks. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor with a forearm smash. Lashley responds with The FlatLiner for a two count. Lashley tags in Rush. Rush uses the middle rope as a weapon. Rush goes for a Sunset Flip, but Balor counters with a Roll Through Basement Dropkick. Rush tags in Lashley.

Lashley drops Balor with a straight right hand. Lashley applies a side headlock. Balor kicks Lashley in the jaw. Lashley drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Balor sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rush tags himself in. Rush goes for The Final Hour, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor creates distance with a Spin Out Elbow Drop. Balor tags in Strowman. Rush avoids The Body Avalanche. Strowman dumps Rush face first on the canvas. Strowman levels Rush with The Body Avalanche. Strowman follows that with Two Biel Throws.

Strowman hits The Concrete Sledge. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Lashley counters with The Spear. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor delivers a standing double foot stomp. Rush lands The Final Hour for a two count. Strowman is pissed. Rush is running for his life. Balor drags Rush out of the ring. Lashley shoves Balor into the time keepers area. Strowman with a Massive Shoulder Tackle to Lashley. Rush kicks Strowman in the face. Strowman clotheslines Rush. Strowman ChokeSlams Rush. Lashley heads to the backstage area. Strowman plants Rush with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor & Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: Elias, Heavy Machinery and No Way Jose 

Second Match: Elias vs. No Way Jose 

Jose starts things off with The Air Plane. Jose with a Rolling Senton. Jose follows that with a Splash for a two count. Jose repeatedly bounces Elias head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jose dives over Elias. Jose with two arm-drag takeovers. Jose applies an arm-bar. Elias drops Jose with a knife edge chop. Elias kicks Jose in the gut. Elias with a clubbing forearm to Jose back. Elias is mauling Jose in the corner. Jose side steps Elias into the turnbuckles.

Jose with two clotheslines. Jose with a unique takedown. Jose hits The Stinger Splash. Jose goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Elias ducks out of the way. Elias is teeing off on Jose. The referee is trying to calm down Elias. Elias clotheslines Jose. Elias with a straight right hand. Jose unloads two back elbow smashes. Elias bodyslams Jose. Elias with a knee drop. Elias lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Elias plants Jose with Drift Away to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

Kurt Angle WrestleMania Announcement: 

Third Match: Kurt Angle vs. Chad Gable 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Angle backs Gable into the turnbuckles. Gable applies a side headlock. Gable drops Angle with a shoulder tackle. Standing Switch Exchange. Gable with a side headlock takeover. Angle applies a headscissors neck lock. Test of strength. Gable floats over into a front face lock. Angle applies a wrist lock. Angle transitions into a side headlock. Angle with a shoulder tackle. Gable decks Angle with a back elbow smash. Angle responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Gable is regaining his composure on the outside. Gable with a waist lock takedown. Gable maintains waist control.

Chain Grappling Exchange. Gable with a single leg takedown for a one count. Gable applies a standing arm-bar. Gable dragon screws the left shoulder of Angle. Angle reverses out of the irish whip from Gable. Angle whips Gable chest first across the turnbuckles. Angle applies a front face lock. Angle drives his knee into the midsection of Gable. Gable dumps Angle out of the ring. Gable dropkicks the left knee of Angle. Gable with Two Dragon Screw Leg Whips for a two count. Gable continues to attack the left leg of Angle. Angle clotheslines Gable over the top rope.

Coming out of the commercial break, Angle launches Gable to the ring apron. Gable pulls himself back into the ring. Angle with Two Clotheslines. Angle with a Back Body Drop. Gable kicks Angle in the jaw. Gable goes for The Sunset Flip, but Angle counters with The Ankle Lock. Gable rolls Angle over for a two count. Angle with a German Suplex. Gable responds with The Ankle Lock. Angle sends Gable face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but Gable counters with a DDT for a two count. Gable goes for a MoonSault, but Angle ducks out of the way. Angle makes Gable tap out to The Ankle Lock.

Winner: Kurt Angle via Submission 

Sasha Banks, Bayley, Beth Phoenix and Natalya In-Ring Segment: 

Fourth Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Natalya w/Beth Phoenix 

Natalya slaps Sasha before the bell rings. Sasha with a double leg takedown. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Phoenix with a waist lock takedown. Bayley talks smack to Phoenix. Phoenix shoves Bayley out of the ring. Sasha with a lou thez press. Sasha is bringing the fight to Natalya. Sasha kicks Natalya in the chest. Natalya side steps Sasha into the turnbuckles. Natalya with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya runs over Sasha’s back. Natalya with a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Natalya applies The Abdominal Stretch. Sasha rolls Natalya over for a two count.

Sasha drives Natalya back first into the turnbuckles. Sasha with a Running Meteora. Natalya responds with The Discus Lariat. Sasha heads to the outside. Nia Jax appears on the stage. Jax says that she’s accomplished more things in her career than Phoenix. Phoenix is jealous of back. Let’s be real. Jax is the more beautiful and stronger version of The Glamazon. Tamina shoves Phoenix into the steel ring post. Tamina unloads Two SuperKicks which forces the disqualification.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Disqualification 

Fifth Match: Ricochet vs. Jinder Mahal w/The Singh Brothers 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal drives Ricochet back first into the turnbuckles.Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Ricochet is playing mind games with Mahal. Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet slips over Mahal’s back. Ricochet thrust kicks the midsection of Mahal. Mahal reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet kicks Mahal in the jaw. Ricochet bounces Mahal’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ricochet kicks Mahal in the chest. Ricochet is distracted by The Singh Brothers.

Mahal clotheslines Ricochet on the ring apron. The Singh Brothers takes a lap around the ringside area. Mahal with Two SlingShot Knee Drops. Mahal is choking Ricochet with his knee. Mahal bodyslams Ricochet for a two count. Mahal drives his knee into Ricochet’s back. Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock. Mahal goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ricochet counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Mahal applies a side headlock. Mahal whips Ricochet back first across the turnbuckles. Mahal stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Mahal with a knee lift.

Mahal continues to choke Ricochet with his knee. Mahal with a straight right hand. Mahal drives his elbow into the back of Ricochet’s neck. Mahal goes back to the half nelson chin lock. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Mahal. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet follows that with a shoulder block in the corner. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet with a Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ricochet connects with The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Dana Brooke For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Brooke blocks a boot from Rousey. Brooke slaps Rousey in the face. Rousey responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Rousey with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Rousey immediately makes Brooke tap out to The Arm-Bar. After the match, Rousey refuses to let go of of the arm-bar. Brooke is riving in pain. Rousey and Travis Browne lays out the security team.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey via Submission 

Seventh Match: Baron Corbin vs. Apollo Crews 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin backs Crews into the turnbuckles. Crews ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Crews. Crews dives over Corbin. Shoulder Tackle Exchange. Crews leapfrogs over Corbin. Crews dropkicks Corbin. Crews with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Crews rolls Corbin back into the ring. Crews with a shoulder block. Corbin takes out the legs of Crews. Crews avoids The Wrap Around Lariat. Corbin with a back elbow strike.

Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Crews gets back to a vertical base. Crews with clubbing bodyshots. Crews decks Corbin with a back elbow smash. Corbin catches Crews in mid-air. Corbin goes for The ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Crews lands back on his feet. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin says that he’s going to WrestleMania. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but Crews counters with an Inside Cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall 

Michael Cole Interview With Batista 

Braun Strowman & Alexa Bliss Backstage Segment: 

WrestleMania 35 Match Card 

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

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

3.) Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Tony Nese/Cedric Alexander For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

4.) Triple H vs. Batista in a No Holds Barred Match.

5.) Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin in Angle’s Retirement Match

6.) Shane McMahon vs. The Miz

7.) AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton

8.) Andrade The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

9.) Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre Promo: 

Actions speak so much louder than words. When Roman Reigns made his triumphant return, everyone rejoiced because The Big Dog was back. He’s not the same man. He was weak and vulnerable. He depended on his Shield brothers do the heavy lifting. Seth Rollins attacked him like a coward with a chair. Rollins is deluded like all of you. You believe in heroes. He dropped the curtain and dropped Roman Reigns. This is McIntyre’s yard now. McIntyre wants to talk to Joe, not Roman. That was what you wanted us to call you when the leukemia came back. Joe, who is sitting at home on his couch now because of him.

If you want to be an inspiration, McIntyre has a challenge for Reigns. McIntyre challenges Reigns to a fight at WrestleMania. McIntyre knows the answer already, but he wants Joe to look at his wife and children to see the tears in their eyes because they know the answer. Say no and choose your family because these people don’t care about you. If you fight him on the biggest stage of them all, all bets are off. He will hurt, maim, and destroy you. Reigns may have beaten leukemia, but on the grandest stage of them all, he will not beat Drew McIntyre.

Eight Match: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre 

Rollins and McIntyre starts brawling on the ramp. Rollins tells McIntyre to bring it. McIntyre pulls Rollins down to the mat. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Rollins is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. McIntyre drops Rollins with a back elbow strike for a two count. McIntyre goes back to the arm-bar. McIntyre drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins kicks McIntyre in the jaw. Rollins dives over McIntyre. Rollins goes for a Tornado DDT, but McIntyre counters with a Vertical Suplex. McIntyre with a Float Over Suplex for a two count. McIntyre unloads a knife edge chop. McIntyre stomps on Rollins face.

McIntyre continues to target the left shoulder of Rollins. McIntyre drags Rollins out of the ring. Rollins with a chop/forearm combination. Rollins with a back elbow smash. Rollins goes for a MoonSault off the steel ring steps, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre with the cover for a two count. McIntyre is lighting up Rollins chest. McIntyre goes for a PowerBomb, but Rollins counters with a Hurricanrana. Rollins goes for a Suicide Dive, but McIntyre counters with a SpineBuster on the ringside barricade. McIntyre grabs a steel chair. Rollins SuperKicks McIntyre. Rollins clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope.

Rollins delivers Two Suicide Dives. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins follows that with another superkick for a two count. Rollins is burning it down. McIntyre goes for a Back Body Drop, but Rollins lands back on his feet. McIntyre with a Reverse Alabama Slam for a two count. McIntyre negates The Sunset Flip PowerBomb. McIntyre HeadButts Rollins. Rollins responds with his SuperPlex/Falcon Arrow Combination for a two count. Rollins prepares for The Curb Stomp. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman appears on the stage. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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