WWE Raw Results (4/29/19): AJ Styles/Seth Rollins Contract Signing

WWE Raw Results (4/29/19)

April 29, 2019
Rupp Arena
Lexington, Kentucky

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

A Moment Of Bliss Part 1 

The Raw Participants In The 2019 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin.

In less than three weeks, WWE will be holding the annual Money in the Bank PPV. There will be two Money in the Bank ladder matches, one for the men and one for the women. There will be eight participants in each match with a contract on the line. Corbin has something to say. Corbin knows that his list of accolades aren’t easy to roll off the tongue. Corbin declares that he’ll become a two time Money in the Bank contract winner. Ricochet asks Corbin if he’ll become a two time loser? Ricochet reminds Corbin dropped the ball in his first cash in.

Did Ricochet’s mommy let him come out to play? McIntyre says that Ricochet has a point. After Corbin stole McIntyre’s victory last week, what happen later on that night? Corbin blew it again. AJ Styles had two hours to prepare while he had 60 to 65 minutes. McIntyre is sick of outside forces constantly screwing with his chance to become champion. When he wins, the power will be in his hands. McIntyre can talk about his failures, but Ricochet didn’t come here to talk.

McIntyre tells Ricochet to shut up and stick to his high impressive aerial maneuvers and leave the business talk to the grown ups. He will drop Ricochet and Corbin where they stand. Corbin calls McIntyre a tough guy. McIntyre and Corbin starts bickering with each other. Strowman has had enough of the bickering. Nobody in this ring has what it takes to keep the Monster in the Bank from winning again. How about we have a little Money In The Bank preview? Strowman and Ricochet vs. Corbin and McIntyre. They will get these hands right now.

First Match: Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin 

Strowman and Corbin will start things off. Corbin shoves Strowman into Ricochet. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Strowman’s chest. The referee is trying to calm down Corbin. Corbin poses for the crowd. Strowman with a Running ChokeSlam over the top rope. Strowman goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Corbin lands back on his feet. Corbin kicks Strowman in the jaw. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Strowman tags in Ricochet. Ricochet with a Pump Kick from the ring apron. Ricochet follows that with The Asai MoonSault off the steel ring post. Ricochet is fired up. Ricochet with a shoulder block to Corbin. Ricochet kicks Corbin in the face. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Corbin tags in McIntyre. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre launches Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre catches Ricochet in mid-air. McIntyre goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. McIntyre drops Ricochet with a knife edge chop. McIntyre stomps on the left wrist of Ricochet. Ricochet is trying to create separation. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. McIntyre tags in Corbin.

McIntyre uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Corbin with a forearm smash. Corbin stands on the back of Ricochet’s neck. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin with a forearm shot across the chest of Ricochet. Corbin with a knee lift. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Ricochet slips over Corbin’s back. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Corbin. Ricochet knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Corbin counters with a Leaping Haymaker. Corbin and McIntyre are cutting the ring in half. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin taunts Strowman. Corbin whips Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet kicks Corbin in the jaw. Ricochet goes for a Roll Through Dropkick, but Corbin blocks it. Corbin dumps Ricochet out of the ring. Corbin attacks Strowman from behind. Strowman chases Corbin around the ringside area. McIntyre delivers The ClayMore Kick on the floor. Corbin rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Corbin hooks the leg for a two count.

Corbin gives himself a standing ovation. Corbin bounces Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle. Corbin tags in McIntyre. McIntyre with a blistering chop for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of McIntyre. McIntyre hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. McIntyre tags in Corbin. Corbin mocks Ricochet. Corbin blocks a boot from Ricochet. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet follows that with The Roll Through Dropkick. Strowman and McIntyre are tagged in. Strowman unloads two shoulder tackles. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Strowman puts McIntyre down with The Sledgehammer Lariat. McIntyre sends Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ricochet tags himself in. Ricochet dives over McIntyre. Ricochet thrust kicks the midsection of McIntyre. McIntyre responds with The PopUp Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre prepares for The ClayMore Kick. Corbin tags himself in. Corbin goes for a ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet tags in Strowman. McIntyre punches Corbin. Strowman connects with The Running PowerSlam. Strowman tags in Ricochet. Ricochet lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman & Ricochet via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Usos vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows 

Jey and Anderson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jey applies a side headlock. Jey drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Anderson goes for a Hip Toss, but Jey counters with a clothesline for a one count. Jey with a running shoulder block. Jimmy tags himself in. Jimmy with a Running Uppercut for a two count. Anderson drops Jimmy with The Big Boot. Anderson bounces Jimmy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Anderson is throwing haymakers at Jimmy. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows kicks Jimmy in the gut. Gallows with a clubbing blow to Jimmy’s back. Jimmy uppercuts Gallows. Jimmy follows that with a knife edge chop. Jimmy transitions into The Corner Mount. Gallows knocks Jey off the ring apron. Gallows goes for The Big Boot, but Jimmy ducks out of the way.

Jimmy with a low bridge which sends Gallows tumbling to the floor. Gallows negates The Suicide Dive. Gallows whips Jimmy throat first across the middle rope. Anderson and Gallows are cutting the ring in half. Jimmy unloads two knife edge chops. Gallows responds with The Big Boot. Gallows poses for the crowd. Gallows with the cover for a two count. Gallows dumps Jimmy out of the ring. Gallows sends Jimmy crashing into the steel barricade. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy gets back to a vertical base. Jimmy with rapid fire bodyshots. Gallows pulls Jimmy down to the mat. Gallows tags in Anderson. Gallows kicks Jimmy in the gut. Anderson with a Running Boot for a two count. Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy decks Anderson with a JawBreaker. Anderson responds with a Running Elbow Smash for a two count. Anderson tags in Gallows.

The Good Brothers hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Gallows is trying to wear down Jimmy. Jimmy drops Gallows with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Jey and Anderson are tagged in. Jey with two leaping clotheslines. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Anderson. Jey uppercuts Anderson. Jey ducks a clothesline from Anderson. Jey hits The Samoan Drop. Jey is fired up. Jey delivers The Running StinkFace for a two count. Anderson side steps Jey into the steel ring post. Anderson with a SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson tags in Gallows. The Good Brothers goes for The Magic Killer, but Jimmy gets in the way. SuperKick Party in Lexington. Jey lands The Suicide Dive. Jimmy connects with The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Usos via Pinfall 

The Usos & The Revival Segment: 

Miz TV With Special Guest: Bobby Lashley 

Welcome to the most must-see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. It’s good to have MizTV back on Raw. He’s still the A lister. This is a new era for him. Miz has been rejuvenated and he’s excited for new guests. Miz brings out The Almighty, Bobby Lashley. Lashley has seen MizTV before and he’ll set the ground rules. Bobby will only answer the questions Bobby wants to answer. Miz appreciates that Bobby is speaking in the third person. Bobby doesn’t appreciate Miz’s tone. Bobby is the right guest for Miz TV. Some feel that Bobby hasn’t put it all together. More importantly, Bobby hasn’t reached his full potential.

Bobby has been back in WWE for a year and he’s already a 2X Intercontinental Champion. What has The Miz done? The old Miz would have run through all of the titles he has won and we would have been here for a very very very long time.  Miz says nobody is questioning his potential. Miz is an overachiever. Ask his wife, Maryse? Miz that without Bobby’s physical ability. Bobby wants to talk about what Miz couldn’t do at WrestleMania. Bobby reminds Miz about the MetLife Stadium ass whooping that Shane gave him and his father. Miz had a chance for payback, but he screwed it up. No wonder why his father thinks he’s completely useless. Miz starts brawling with Lashley. Miz kicks Lashley out of the ring. Miz throws two chairs at Lashley.

Third Match: Bobby Lashley w/Shane McMahon vs. The Miz 

The match was made official during the commercial break. Lashley applies The Cravate. Miz with rapid fire bodyshots. Lashley drives his knee into the midsection of Miz. Lashley drops Miz with a straight right hand. Lashley with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley goes for The Running PowerSlam, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz kicks Lashley in the face. Miz side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Miz with a flurry of IT! Kicks. Miz follows that with Two Corner Meteora’s. Shane McMahon appears on the stage. Miz clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Shane shuffles around the ring. Miz is easily distracted. Miz rolls Lashley back into the ring.

Shane continues to run interference. Miz bounces Lashley’s head on the top rope. Miz rolls Lashley over for a two count. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz is pissed. Miz unloads another round of IT Kicks! Shane puts a picture of Miz’s father on the titantron. Miz takes a swing at Shane. Lashley Spears Miz to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane transitions into a ground and pound attack. Shane and Miz are double teaming Lashley. Lashley plants Miz with The SpineBuster. Shane applies The Figure Four HeadScissors Neck Lock. It’s unfortunate that Miz is unconscious. Shane calls himself the best in the world.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

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

LHP attacks Viking Raiders before the bell rings. LHP with Stereo Suicide Dives. LHP tells The Viking Raiders to bring it. Kalisto and Ivar will start things off. Kalisto with rapid fire leg kicks. Kalisto with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kalisto tags in Metalik. Metalik with an Apron Enzuigiri. Metalik follows that with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Metalik with a knife edge chop. Ivar reverses out of the irish whip from Metalik. Metalik goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Ivar ducks out of the way. Ivar cartwheels around the ring. Ivar with an Inside Out Lariat. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Erik applies an arm-bar. Metalik with shots to the midsection of Erik. Erik levels Metalik with a knee lift.

Erik applies a front face lock. Erik brings Metalik to the corner. Erik tags in Ivar. Viking Raiders goes for a Double Suplex, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Metalik tags in Kalisto. Kalisto springboards over The Viking Raiders. Ivar knocks Dorado off the ring apron. Erik with a Fallaway Slam. Ivar with a Corner Clothesline. Erik with a ShotGun Dropkick. Erik dumps Ivar on top of Metalik in the corner. Viking Raiders plants Kalisto with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory. After the match, Erik brings Dorado into the ring. Dorado fires off Two SuperKicks. Dorado with a flurry of open hand chops. Viking Raiders hits their SpringBoard Clothesline/German Suplex Combination.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Episode 2 of The FireFly Fun House 

A Moment Of Bliss Part 2 

The Raw Female Participants In The 2019 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi.

Fifth Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi 

Bliss backs herself in between the ropes. Naomi rolls Bliss over for a one count. Bliss is having a hard time typing up her shoes. Naomi kicks the right hamstring of Bliss. Naomi applies a side headlock. Naomi with a Running Bulldog across the middle turnbuckle pad. Naomi with a High Head Kick. Naomi delivers The Booty Shake in the corner. Naomi with a sliding clothesline. Naomi hits The Split for a two count. Bliss dumps Naomi face first on the canvas. Bliss kicks Naomi int he back. Bliss bounces Naomi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Bliss argues with the referee. Following a snap mare takeover, Bliss applies a rear chin lock. Naomi gets back to a vertical base. Naomi with a Rapid Fire Shoulder Kicks. Bliss with a single leg takedown for a two count.

Bliss rams her knee across the back of Naomi’s neck. Bliss abuses the referee’s five count. Naomi with an inside cradle for a two count. Bliss kicks Naomi in the gut. Bliss applies the cravate. Naomi goes for a Bodyslam, but Bliss lands back on her feet. Bliss shoves Naomi into the turnbuckles. Bliss pulls Naomi off the second rope. Bliss kicks Naomi in the ribs. Bliss talks smack to Naomi. Bliss bounces Naomi’s head on the canvas for a two count. Naomi with shots to the midsection of Bliss. Bliss with a knee lift. Bliss dumps Naomi out of the ring. Bliss shoe laces are not co-operating. Naomi with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Naomi hits The Tornado JawBreaker. Bliss drop toe holds Naomi into the middle turnbuckle. Bliss needs a time out. Naomi connects with The Rear View. Naomi lands The Split Legged MoonSault to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch & Lacey Evans In-Ring Segment: 

Charly Caruso interviews Becky 2 Belts! Why is Becky defending her two belts at Money In The Bank? There is nothing impulsive after the journey she took to get here. Becky has two options. She can try to protect all that she has or she can fight. She only knows how to fight. What about the odds? Would Becky be here as a double champ if she cared about the odds? A year ago, nobody thought she could main event WrestleMania, but she did. A month ago, Ronda Rousey was unbeaten and many thought Ronda was unbeatable until she beat The Baddest Woman On The Planet.

These people know that her whole career has been a longshot. Charlotte was holding the division and titles hostage. Becky doesn’t care if it puts her at a disadvantage. Becky didn’t make history by dodging people, she make it be beating everyone. Bring on her opponents. Charlotte has the pedigree and the DNA, but The Man has her number. Lacey Evans, the plank, is a tremendous athlete with a big right hand. Evans is making a mistake hitting someone who likes it.

Evans beating will take place at Money in the Bank. We see a clip of Evans delivering The Woman’s Right. If Lacey is not too busy in the back currying favor, why don’t she come out here, so The Man can deliver some payback. Evans appears on the stage. Evans says that Becky acts just like a man. Giving out orders until they get what the want. Evans sees the Irish temper bubbling up inside of Becky. That anger will get the best of her. Evans is done talking. That leads us to a major pull-apart brawl.

Sixth Match: The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder 

Hawkins and Wilder will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hawkins applies a side headlock. Hawkins with a side headlock takeover. Wilder with the headscissors escape. Hawkins nips up. Hawkins tells Wilder to bring it. Hawkins ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Hawkins drops down on the canvas. Hawkins dropkicks Wilder for a one count. Hawkins applies a wrist lock. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Hawkins trips Wilder from the outside. Hawkins drags Wilder out of the ring. Hawkins bounces Wilder’s head on the ring apron. Ryder with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ryder is distracted by Dawson.

Ryder applies a side headlock. Dawson made the blind tag. Dawson kicks Ryder in the back. Wilder dropkicks Ryder. Dawson with the cover for a one count. Dawson with a leg/elbow drop combination. Dawson follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dawson with a knee drop for a one count. Dawson tags in Wilder. Dawson slams Ryder’s head on the knees of Wilder. Wilder uppercuts Ryder. Wilder blasts Ryder with a knife edge chop. Wilder stomps on Ryder’s chest. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Wilder drop toe holds Ryder into a sliding elbow drop for a two count.

Dawson is distracted by the shave your back chants. Dawson applies a chin lock. Dawson gets Ryder trapped in between the ropes. Wilder clotheslines Ryder behind the referee’s back. Dawson tags in Wilder. Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. Wilder with a straight right hand. Wilder applies the key lock. Wilder goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ryder counters with a NeckBreaker. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson stops Ryder in his tracks. Dawson knocks Hawkins off the ring apron. Dawson HeadButts Ryder. Ryder with a crucifix rollup to pickup the victory.

Winner: Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder via Pinfall 

The Miz Backstage Interview: 

Sami Zayn Promo: 

Zayn was kind enough to show how great his life was outside the toxic walls of the WWE. The joy he’s been experiencing isn’t because he’s been on a few trips, it was because he was doing soul searching. He was looking at the human condition and psychology. That got him to understand you people. Let’s talk aboyt Psychological Entitlement. Psychological entitlement refers to a general belief that one deserves more or is entitled to more than others. Does that sounds familiar? You boo because it hits too hard to home. It’s almost not your fault, but it is. For years, you have been fed the lies that the customer is always right. You believe this for many reasons. He won’t discuss it in detail because no one in Lexington, Kentucky will understand it.

You feel that whatever you want should be given to you. If you don’t get exactly what you want when you want it, you throw a fit. You throw these baby tantrums. Last week, he was flying home and at 4 AM some soulless father asks his son to have him sign one of his action figures. Zayn naturally said no and the child burst into tears and ran into daddy’s arms. Did you think that made Zayn feel good? It made him sick. This kid at age 5 has already been taught he’s owed something. He doesn’t owe him or any of you a damn thing. Zayn has been more than generous.

Three shoulder surgeries and seventeen years of five star classics are enough. Zayn has been pretty fair.  From here on, you get what he wants to give you. You will take what he is kind enough to give you.  Zayn has people attacking him saying that if he doesn’t like WWE he just should quit. Is that what you want? Quitting WWE would be amazing, but what would be more amazing would be coming out here week after week and holding each of you accountable for your actions. He would rather come out here and call you out on your crap. He wants to be the critic of the critics. For far too long, you’ve been drunk with power and no one has stood up to you. Zayn is here to take the power back.

Seventh Match: Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio 

Joe with a running boot. Joe is raining down brutal palm strikes. Mysterio with forearm shivers. Joe drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Joe dumps Mysterio out of the ring. Mysterio avoids The Suicide Dive. Mysterio with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Mysterio follows that with a Seated Senton off the ring apron. Mysterio goes for The Sliding Splash, but Joe gets his knees up int he air. Mysterio is trying to build momentum. Mysterio kicks Joe in the chest. Joe PowerSlams Mysterio for a two count. Joe applies the cravate. Mysterio kicks Joe in the face. Joe goes for a Running Senton, but Mysterio ducks out of the way.

Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Joe. Mysterio attacks the left hamstring of Joe. Joe catches Mysterio in mid-air. Joe goes for a PowerSlam, but Mysterio counters with a Spinning DDT for a two count. Mysterio kicks Joe in the jaw. Mysterio crawls under Joe. Mysterio whips Joe face first across the top turnbuckle. Mysterio with The 619 across the chest of Joe. Mysterio with a Flying Hurricanrana. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Joe blocks it. Joe with The Uranage Slam. Joe goes for another Uranage Slam, but Mysterio rolls him over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall 

WWE Money In The Bank 2019 Match Card 

1.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

2.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

3.) Roman Reigns vs. Elias

4.) The Miz vs. Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage Match

5.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Universal Championship

6.) Dana Brooke vs. Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD in The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

7.) Braun Strowman vs. Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD vs. TBD in The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

Seth Rollins/AJ Styles Money In The Bank Contract Signing 

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Author: Josh Lopez