WWE Raw Results (4/22/19): What’s Next For The Beast Slayer?

WWE Raw Results (4/22/19)

WWE Raw
April 22, 2019
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Triple H, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, The Miz, Baron Corbin, and AJ Styles In-Ring Segment: 

For Seth Rollins, this whole thing is surreal. To stand here in the middle of this ring in his home state, after everything they have been through together. To be standing here with this around his waist, it doesn’t get more surreal. Two weeks ago at WrestleMania, he was in the fight of his life and slayed the beast and brought the title home. Indeed Rollins did just that. HHH said that Rollins walked into WrestleMania The King Slayer and walked out The Beast Slayer. He stomped Brock’s bucket head three times. Here you stand in your home state, but now the landscape has changed. Through the Superstar Shakeup, Rollins is the champion and the standard bearer. He’s the measuring stick now and everyone is gunning for him. Rollins knows that Money in the Bank is right around the corner.

If anyone knows a thing or two about that contract is him because he cashed it in successfully and it changed his career. He’s also been a victim of a cash in. That will never that happen again. Rollins shouldn’t put the cart before the horse. He should worry about his opponent at the Money In The Bank PPV. Rollins is expecting a rematch from Brock Lesnar. HHH hasn’t heard a single thing from Paul Heyman since WrestleMania. Brock is probably licking his wounds in Las Vegas. What’s next for Seth Rollins? We’ll find out tonight. The best of the best have landed on Raw. They will compete in two triple threat matches and the winners will advance to the main event of tonight’s show. The winner of that match will be Rollins opponent at Money In The Bank.

Samoa Joe walks down to the ring. Did Joe missed his invitation? Joe does what he wants when he wants. Ladies and gentlemen, your US Champion Samoa Joe has arrived on Raw. Joe gives props to Becky 2Belts. Joe has room for one more on his shoulders. Rey Mysterio says that Samoa Joe is not the only former SmackDown superstar to come to Raw. Mysterio didn’t come to Raw to drop knowledge. He’s here to face Seth Rollins. Drew McIntyre doesn’t give a damn about what you think you deserve. He doesn’t care about the WWE Universe of the fresh new matchups. McIntyre has been spending the last year getting rid of the dead weight and he hasn’t had a title match. It’s McIntyre’s time. HHH called Rollins the measuring stick. The only reason why Rollins is The Universal Champion is because he got to Brock Lesnar before he did. Rollins knows what McIntyre is capable of. He’ll win tonight and finally become the Universal Champion at Money in the Bank.

The Miz joins the conversation. The A-Lister is back on Monday Night Raw. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Rollins has something that Miz wants. Miz had a professional/personal reboot thanks to the man who calls himself the best in the world. Miz is not the same man. Miz cannot think of a more must see match to headline Money in the Bank than Seth Rollins versus The Miz. The interruptions continues as Baron Corbin arrives to the Wells Fargo Arena. Corbin will put it in perspective for all of you. Corbin is the most deserving man to challenge Seth Rollins. Rollins may have slayed the beast, but he retired a legend. Has there been a superstar who defeated an Olympic Gold Medalist in his farewell match at WrestleMania?

The final interruption is courtesy of The Phenomenal, AJ Styles. Does Corbin ever shuts up? His face is almost as annoying as his voice.  Speaking of annoying, everyone in the ring has forgotten that AJ Styles is on Raw. Styles is going to win two matches.  They will find out why SmackDown Live was the house that AJ Styles built. This is Raw, so he’s going to give the WWE Universe what they want. At Money at the Bank, it will be Seth Rollins versus AJ Styles for The WWE Universal Championship Everybody is gunning for The Man. Rollins is ready and it doesn’t matter who wins because in case you forgot, he’s Seth Freaking Rollins and he will burn it down.

First Match: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match 

Joe HeadButts Mysterio. Styles is throwing haymakers at Joe. Joe drops Styles with a knife edge chop. Joe kicks Styles in the back. Joe blocks a boot from Mysterio. Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles responds with a straight right hand. Styles whips Mysterio back first across the turnbuckles. Styles with a Leaping Corner Clothesline. Mysterio kicks Styles in the jaw. Pop Up Hurricanrana that sends Joe to the floor. Mysterio side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Mysterio repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Styles. Mysterio slides under Styles. Styles with a Snap Uranage BackBreaker. Styles follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike to Joe. Styles with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Mysterio with shots to the midsection of Styles. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Mysterio negates The Styles Clash. Mysterio heads to the outside.

Styles rolls Mysterio back into the ring. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Mysterio counters with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Joe drives Mysterio chest first into the turnbuckles. Joe with a running elbow knockdown. Joe unloads a flurry of left jabs in the corner. Joe chucks Mysterio out of the ring. Styles is trying to build momentum. Joe with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Mysterio thrust kicks the midsection of Joe. Joe PowerSlams Mysterio for a two count. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Joe fires back with open palm strikes. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Mysterio with a chop/leg kick combination. Mysterio kicks Styles in the chest. Mysterio drops Styles with The Bulldog. Joe avoids The 619. Mysterio with a SlingShot Corkscrew Plancha. Styles has Mysterio perched on the top turnbuckle. Both men are in a precarious position.

Joe with an Avalanche Double Back Body Drop. Styles clotheslines Mysterio. Joe with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Joe puts Mysterio on the top turnbuckle. Mysterio is trying to create separation. Mysterio with a Flying Seated Senton. Mysterio follows that with The Crucifix Bomb. Mysterio dumps Styles out of the ring. Joe with a clubbing blow to Mysterio’s back. Joe goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Mysterio counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Joe ducks out of the way. Joe applies Two Coquina Clutches. Styles rolls Joe over for a two count. Styles ducks a clothesline from Joe. Styles drops Joe with The Pele Kick. Mysterio hits The 619. Mysterio goes for a SpringBoard Splash, but Styles counters with a PowerBomb on top of Joe. Styles plants Mysterio with The Styles Clash on the top of Joe to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

– Recap of John Cena hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Second Match: Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce vs. Naomi 

Kay kicks Naomi in the gut. Kay pulls Naomi down to the mat. Kay with the cover for a one count. Kay applies the abdominal stretch. Kay drives her knee into the midsection of Naomi. Naomi with a High Head Kick. Naomi with a Jumping Clothesline. Naomi follows that with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike. Naomi with a Tornado JawBreaker. Naomi slaps Kay in the face. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Kay. Naomi knocks Royce off the ring apron. Naomi with a Running Bulldog across the top rope. Naomi with a Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin in a Triple Threat Match 

Miz immediately goes after McIntyre. Corbin attacks Miz from behind. Miz kicks Corbin in the face. Miz rolls Corbin over for a one count. McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz rolls McIntyre over for a one count. Miz heads to the outside. Miz runs away from Corbin and McIntyre. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Corbin responds with a straight right hand. Corbin and McIntyre are double teaming Miz. McIntyre drops Miz with a knife edge chop. Miz displaying his fighting spirit. Corbin with a running gut punch. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore Kick, but Corbin counters with a haymaker. Corbin dumps Miz out of the ring. Corbin drives Miz back first into the ringside barricade. Miz sends Corbin shoulder first to the barricade. McIntyre applies a front face lock. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre is not happy with Corbin.

McIntyre drops Corbin with a Big Boot. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre punches Miz in the back. McIntyre launches Miz to the corner. Miz decks Corbin with a back elbow smash. Miz ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Corbin with a Wrap Around Lariat. Miz rolls Corbin over for a one count. Miz sends Corbin shoulder first into the steel ring post. Miz is teeing off on Corbin. Miz with Rapid Fire IT! Kicks. Miz with Two Corner Meteora’s. Miz hits The Awesome Clothesline. Miz with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Miz plays to the crowd. Miz delivers more IT! Kicks in the center of the ring. Miz drills Corbin with a High Head Kick. McIntyre HeadButts Miz. McIntyre puts Miz on the top turnbuckle. McIntyre with a heavy chop. Miz and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. McIntyre side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. McIntyre slaps Miz in the chest. McIntyre goes for an Avalanche White Noise, but Corbin counters with a Double PowerBomb.

Coming out of the commercial break, Corbin and McIntyre are trading haymakers on the outside. Miz with a Flying Double Clothesline off the ring post. Miz drives Corbin into the time keepers area. McIntyre with a back elbow smash to Miz. McIntyre hits The Reverse Alabama Slam for a two count. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore Kick, but Miz ducks out of the way. Miz with a Double Leg TakeDown. Miz applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. McIntyre rakes the eyes of Miz. Miz dumps McIntyre out of the ring. Corbin drops Miz with Deep Six for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Miz sends Corbin crashing into the steel ring steps. Miz rolls McIntyre over for a two count. McIntyre with a SpineBuster. McIntyre follows that with the jack knife cover for a two count. McIntyre goes for The Future Shock DDT, but Miz counters with The Implant DDT for a two count. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz delivers another Implant DDT for a two count. Corbin negates The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Corbin wisely throws McIntyre out of the ring. Corbin goes on to steal the victory.

Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall 

Sami Zayn Promo: 

Fourth Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Cesaro 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cesaro shoves Alexander to the corner. Cesaro applies a wrist lock. Alexander reverses the hold. Alexander applies a side headlock. Cesaro goes for a Back Body Drop, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Cesaro with a straight right hand. Cesaro uppercuts Alexander. Cesaro unloads two knife edge chops. Alexander shoves Cesaro. Cesaro kicks Alexander in the gut. Alexander dives over Cesaro. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Alexander dropkicks Cesaro to the floor. Alexander slides under Cesaro. Alexander goes for The Michinoku Driver, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro bodyslams Alexander. Cesaro with a Running Elbow Drop for a one count. Cesaro applies a key lock.

Cesaro shoves Alexander to the corner. Alexander kicks Cesaro in the face. Cesaro with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Cesaro with forearm shots across the back of Alexander. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Alexander is trying to build momentum. Cesaro drops Alexander with The Big Boot for a two count. Cesaro with The GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Cesaro goes back to the rear chin lock. Alexander goes for a sunset flip, but Cesaro stands still. Alexander rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Alexander with two knife edge chops. Alexander is throwing forearms at Cesaro.

Alexander blocks a boot from Cesaro. Alexander with a discus elbow smash. Alexander kicks the left knee of Cesaro. Alexander with a basement dropkick. Alexander is fired up. Cesaro launches Alexander to the ring apron. Alexander kicks Cesaro in the face. Alexander goes for a SlingShot FlatLiner, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Cesaro decks Alexander with a back elbow smash. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Alexander delivers The Neuralyzer. Alexander lands a SomerSault Plancha. Alexander goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Cesaro counters with a Leaping European Uppercut to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cesaro via Pinfall 

The Usos & The Revival Backstage Segment: 

Fifth Match: The Viking Raiders vs. The Lucha House Party 

Viking Raiders attacks LHP before the bell rings. Ivar sends Metalik tumbling to the floor. Ivar drives his knee into the midsection of Dorado. Erik with a knee lift. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Erik. Erik catches Metalik in mid-air. Erik with a PowerSlam/PowerBomb Combination. Viking Raiders plays to the crowd. Viking Raiders plants Dorado with The Viking Experience.

Match Results: No-Contest 

Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder Backstage Interview: 

Becky Lynch & Lacey Evans In-Ring Segment: 

Something is up in Iowa and she could feel it. It’s the Superstar Shakeup when opportunity presents itself. She didn’t have to wait long to find out who her next opponent will be and it’s Lacey Evans. The woman who likes to sucker punch The Man. Becky has no problem with that because she has been known to do that. It’s not the punching that she minds, but the woman throwing the punches. Becky has a history of hitting bleached blondes who curry favor with management. While Lacey is in the back trying to further her career, Becky is out here to cement hers. Lacey Evans comes out to interrupt The Man.

Evans doesn’t understand why Becky lets her emotions get the best of her. Maybe it’s because she’s Irish or she wants to be the center of attention. A woman is in complete control of her emotions. A lady is never a show off. She will teach The Man who to respect a lady with a woman’s right.  Those two shiny titles will be around the waist of this classy confident lady. Becky has been trying to enjoy her time, but she says that this plank is getting on her last nerve. Becky wants to knock Lacey’s head off her shoulders. Don’t confuse her happiness with contentment. She will take care of Evans because she can. Then The Man will collect her debts.

Fifth Match: Becky Lynch vs. Alicia Fox 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Becky applies a side headlock. Fox reverses the hold. Fox drops Becky with a shoulder tackle for a one crowd. Fox drops down on the canvas. Fox leapfrogs over Becky. Becky blocks a single leg dropkick. Becky with a Spinning Back Kick. Fox gets tangled up in the ropes. Fox is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Becky with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Becky repeatedly bounces Fox head on the ring apron. Fox drives Becky back first into the barricade. Fox with the cover for a one count. Fox kicks Becky in the chest.

Fox with the cover for a one count. Fox applies a rear chin lock. Becky gets back to a vertical base. Becky with shots to the midsection of Fox. Becky uppercuts Fox. Fox negates The Dis-Arm-Her. Fox dumps Becky out of the ring. Becky slings Fox into the barricade. Fox slaps Becky in the face. Becky responds with a straight right hand. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash. Becky follows that with another Spinning Back Kick. Becky with Two BexPloder Suplex’s. Fox rolls Becky over for a one count. Becky makes Fox tap out to The Dis-Arm-Her. After the match, Lacey Evans drops Becky with The Woman’s Right.

Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission 

Sixth Match: Ricochet vs. Robert Roode 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ricochet backs Roode into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Roode kicks Ricochet in the gut. Roode with a straight right hand. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Roode. Ricochet leapfrogs over Roode. Roode applies a side headlock. Roode drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Roode blasts Ricochet with a knife edge chop. Ricochet slips over Roode’s back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Roode. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet with a single leg takedown. Roode begs for mercy. Roode sends Ricochet to the ring apron. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Ricochet launches Roode over the top rope.

Roode dodges The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Ricochet with a Running Triangle MoonSault. Roode wrestles Ricochet down to the mat. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of Roode. Roode with two running knee lifts. Roode kicks Ricochet in the gut. Roode follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Roode fish hooks Ricochet. Roode applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Roode with a seated senton to the back of Ricochet. Roode whips Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet with a double boot to the chest of Roode. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet with two running forearm smashes. Ricochet with a Hurricanrana.

Ricochet uses the top turnbuckle as a weapon. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Roode fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Roode with a waist lock go-behind. Ricochet decks Roode with a back elbow smash. Ricochet rolls Roode over for a two count. Roode hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose. Ricochet negates The Glorious DDT. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl GTS. Ricochet goes for The 630 Splash, but Roode ducks out of the way. Roode drives Ricochet chest first into the middle turnbuckle. Roode plants Ricochet with The Glorious DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Robert Roode via Pinfall 

Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House

Seventh Match: AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin. The Winner Will Battle Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship At The Money In The Bank PPV 

Styles with a straight right hand. Styles tells Corbin to bring it. Styles unloads two knife edge chops. Styles kicks the left hamstring of Corbin. Corbin with a forearm smash. Corbin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles dropkicks Corbin. Styles is teeing off on Corbin. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Styles. Corbin sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a shoulder block. Corbin nails Styles with a thunderous right hand. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Corbin mocks Styles. Corbin whips Styles chest first across the turnbuckles. Corbin has complete control of the match. Styles clotheslines Corbin over the top rope.

Corbin dumps Styles shoulder first on the ring apron. Corbin sends Styles to the time keepers area. Styles with a High Head Kick. Corbin negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Corbin dumps Styles chest first on the barricade. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Corbin with a Modified Side Slam for a two count. Corbin puts Styles on the top turnbuckle. Styles and Corbin are trading back and forth shots. Styles with a back door escape. Styles dumps Corbin face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Corbin. Styles with a Basement Forearm Smash.

Styles with a Leaping Corner Clothesline. Styles goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Corbin lands back on his feet. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Corbin goes for The ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Styles rolls him over for a two count. Corbin blocks The Styles Clash. Corbin kicks Styles in the face. Styles responds with The Pele Kick. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin with two corner clotheslines. Styles locks in The Calf Crusher. Corbin slams Styles head on the canvas. Corbin goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Styles ducks out of the way. Styles connects with The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez