May 6, 2019
US Bank Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
The WWE Wildcard Rule: 4 Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown Live can make rare appearances on both shows throughout the year.
Vince McMahon, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, and Drew McIntyre In-Ring Segment:
This will be a Raw that no one will ever forget. Roman Reigns immediately interrupts Mr. McMahon. Reigns will be delivering Zero Superman Punches tonight because Vince has the local Cincinnati police ready. Why is The Big Dog here? Yes Reigns is currently on Smackdown, but he was on Raw for the last four to five years. He said he would leave Raw better than it was. The McMahon Family said that the WWE Universe were going to be the authority. That was a lie. Reigns take orders from Vince or his spoiled family. He takes them from the WWE Universe. Does Reigns think that he can show up any time and the people will like it? If they are going to make noise like this, he will show up every Monday. Vince says that’s not going to happen. It would open the floodgates and it would be anarchy.
Daniel Bryan walks down to the ring. This is a bad dream. Since the travesty that accrued at WrestleMania when he was robbed by Kofi Kingston, Bryan has been in solitude. When he heard that Reigns was showing up on Raw he thought he could have an intellectual conversation. Kofi Kingston joins the conversation. The roster shake up was a big deal. If Bryan still had an issue with Kofi, he didn’t have to go to the McMahon’s, he could’ve come to him since he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Bryan says that Kofi is an undeserving champion. You never should have gotten a title shot. Your win was a fluke. Do you know why your 11 year journey was so hard? A pancake throwing novelty act never should have gotten there in the first place. Kofi did get there and there’s nothing Bryan can do about it. Vince has an idea. Vince introduces the WWE Wildcard Rule.
Vince calls himself a genius (practically trolling the internet fans who thinks that he’s out of touch). Kofi calls Reigns a fun hog. There’s nothing about Raw that is fun. Bryan is not here for fun. He came here for a rematch for his WWE Championship. Bryan threatens to punch Kofi in the face. Drew McIntyre appears on the stage. If no one else in the back has a set to take care of this, McIntyre will. This is not SmackDown presents Raw. Kofi and Bryan better feel lucky he cares more about the egomaniac in the ring than them. So rules don’t apply to The Big Dog? You’re told not to show up and you show up. You got drafted from Raw to Smackdown, so you could duck Drew McIntyre. You think it is okay to punch your boss in the face? Reigns is an egomaniac and McIntyre with ClayMore Kick his arse back down to Earth. It didn’t work out for McIntyre at WrestleMania so why not try it tonight? Vince announces that we will indeed have Two WrestleMania rematches tonight.
Vince McMahon, AJ Styles, and Seth Rollins In-Ring Segment:
What is going on here? Styles finally gets to Raw and the next second Vince McMahon has wrestlers from SmackDown on Raw? There’s a reason for it? It’s The Wild Card Rule he just came up with it. It’s real convenient. Styles spent years making Smackdown The House that AJ Styles Built. Then he gets to Raw and has a shot at the Universal Championship, but you bring over Seth Rollins best friend and partner in crime, Roman Reigns. Is that how this Wild Card thing is going to work? Maybe AJ Styles should go to SmackDown tomorrow and brings a couple of his friends to Raw. Seth Rollins comes out to interrupt Styles.
Rollins gave Styles the benefit of the doubt, but then he gets sucker punched. Smackdown was fine before you got there and fine since you left. The show has been around for 20 years. Monday Night Rollins. Styles knows exactly where he is and he knows exactly what he did to Rollins last week. Styles tried to shake Rollins hand, but he threw that Universal Championship in his face. Then Styles tried to walk away, but Rollins had to continue running his big mouth. If you’re not going to treat him like a man, he will be the man who kicks your ass. Styles didn’t just put Rollins through a table, he did with The Phenomenal Forearm. At Money In The Bank, it won’t be any different, other than standing over Rollins as the brand new WWE Universal Champion.
First Match: AJ Styles & Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2019
Rollins and Corbin will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin applies a side headlock. Corbin drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins dropkicks Corbin. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Styles and Lashley are tagged in. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley shoves Styles to the corner. Styles applies a side headlock. Lashley with a shoulder tackle to Styles. Styles leapfrogs over Lashley. Styles dropkicks Lashley. Styles goes back to the side headlock. Styles ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Styles kicks Lashley in the face. Rollins tags himself in. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Lashley. Styles kicks Lashley in the chest. Rollins clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Rollins punches Corbin. Styles clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Stereo Pescado’s. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Lashley whips Rollins chest first across the turnbuckles. Lashley repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Lashley drops Rollins with The FlatLiner for a two count. Lashley talks smack to Rollins. Lashley dumps Rollins out of the ring. Corbin attacks Rollins behind the referee’s back. Lashley tags in Corbin.
Lashley and Corbin are cutting the ring in half. Corbin drives Rollins back first into the ringside barricade. Corbin kicks Rollins in the gut. Corbin drives his elbow into the chest of Rollins. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Rollins decks Corbin with a JawBreaker. Corbin responds with a Wrap Around Lariat for a two count. Corbin kicks the right knee of Rollins. Corbin puts Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Corbin with a forearm smash. Rollins HeadButts Corbin. Rollins kicks Corbin in the jaw. Rollins hits The BlockBuster. Rollins tags in Styles. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with a Basement Forearm Smash. Styles follows that with a Leaping Corner Clothesline. Lashley negates The Styles Clash. Lashley drives Styles back first into the turnbuckles. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Corbin gets in the way. Styles knocks Corbin off the ring apron. Lashley Spears Styles out of the ring. Lashley runs Styles into the barricade. Lashley poses for the crowd.
Lashley rolls Styles back into the ring. Lashley with the cover for a two count. Lashley goes for a PowerSlam, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles dropkicks Lashley. Styles ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Styles delivers The Pele Kick. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Corbin. Lashley drives Rollins back first into the barricade. Corbin attacks Styles from behind. Corbin kicks Styles out of the ring. Lashley applies the standing cravate. Styles with shots to the midsection of Corbin. Lashley with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Lashley tags in Corbin. Corbin floors Styles with a gut punch. Styles creates distance with a shoulder block. Corbin punches Styles in mid-air for a two count. Corbin mocks Rollins. Corbin negates The Phenomenal Blitz. Corbin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles tags in Rollins.
Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins knocks Lashley off the ring apron. Rollins kicks Corbin in the jaw. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rollins with an Apron Enzuigiri. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Rollins wraps this sequence with a Double Suicide Dive. Rollins with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Lashley goes for The Dominator, but Styles counters with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Styles with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Corbin rolls Rollins over for a two count. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins SuperKicks Corbin. Rollins is burning it down. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Styles with a forearm smash to Corbin. Corbin decks Rollins with a back elbow smash. Styles drops Rollins with The Phenomenal Forearm. Styles heads to the backstage area. Rollins is pissed. Corbin plants Rollins with The End Of Days to pickup the victory.
Winner: Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley via Pinfall
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 7, 2019
Sami Zayn & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment:
What do you have to complain about tonight? You already got Roman Reigns from Smackdown. You’re going to be getting a match between Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship in a WrestleMania. What do you got? Let’s be fair. He saw the whole thing go down and you thought it was great. Zayn liked it too. The difference between you liking and him liking is that after the first few hours are gone, you are still you.
You have to live with the miserable person you see in the mirror. Fixing yourself is hard. It takes hard work. Complaining is easy and it’s the easy way out and you are all cowards. Zayn can already hear the critics weighing in tomorrow. Braun Strowman seems to have an issue with Zayn. Zayn says that this has nothing to do with Strowman. Strowman chases Zayn around the US Bank Arena. Strowman tosses Zayn into a dumpster in the parking lot. Strowman asks Zayn who’s the coward now?
Second Match: The Lucha House Party vs. Mike Misca, Shane Mercer, and Randall Floyd in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Kalisto and Floyd will start things off. Kalisto SuperKicks Floyd. Kalisto applies a front face lock. Metalik with a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick to Mercer. Kalisto drags Floyd to the corner. Kalisto tags in Dorado. Dorado with a Flying Crossbody Block. Trifecta Splash from The Lucha House Party. Metalik with a Missile Dropkick off the second rope. Kalisto connects with The Salida Del Sol. Metalik follows that with a Flying Elbow Drop. Dorado tags himself in. Dorado lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall
That 🙄 is on point, @NatbyNature.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 7, 2019
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 7, 2019
Third Match: Robert Roode vs. Ricochet. Ricochet’s Spot In The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match Is On The Line
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2019
Roode drives Ricochet back first into the turnbuckles. Roode with a shoulder block. Roode repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Roode abuses the referee’s five count. Roode blasts Ricochet with a knife edge chop. Ricochet dives over Roode. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Roode. Roode launches Ricochet to the ring apron. Ricochet creates distance with a shoulder block. Roode shoves Ricochet off the top rope. Roode slams Ricochet’s head on the apron. Roode uses the ring skirt to his advantage. Roode with the cover for a two count. Roode applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Roode drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet.
Roode with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Roode punches Ricochet in the chest. Roode goes back to the rear chin lock. Ricochet with a snap mare takeover. Ricochet goes for The Roll Through Dropkick, but Roode blocks it. Roode catapults Ricochet to the second rope. Ricochet drops Roode with The MoonSault. Ricochet with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Roode fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ricochet uppercuts Roode. Roode hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Roode chops Ricochet in the chest. Roode and Ricochet are trading back and forth shots. Ricochet sends Roode crashing to the canvas. Ricochet connects with The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall
Samoa Joe & Dominic Backstage Segment:
Fourth Match: Lacey Evans vs. Allie Katrina
Alexa Bliss, Naomi, Dana Brooke, and Natalya are watching the match from the ringside area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Evans launches Katrina to the corner. Evans is mollywhopping Katrina. Evans kicks Katrina in the face. Evans hits The Bronco Buster. Evans lands The Woman’s Right to pickup the victory.
Winner: Lacey Evans via Pinfall
Lacey Evans & Becky Lynch In-Ring Segment:
Fifth Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2019
Hawkins and Ryder starts thing off with Stereo Dropkicks to Erik. Hawkins is throwing haymakers at Ivar. Hawkins drives Ivar back first into the turnbuckles. Ryder tags himself in. Ivar with clubbing blows to Hawkins back. Ryder rocks Ivar with a leaping forearm smash. Ryder HeadButts Ivar. Gazillion in and out tags from Hawkins and Ryder. Ryder with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ryder ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Ryder dropkicks the left knee of Ivar. Side Russian Leg Sweep/STO Combination for a one count. Hawkins with a Hesitation Dropkick. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Ryder delivers The BROski Boot for a tow count. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Ivar drops Hawkins with a Leaping Seated Senton.
Ivar launches Hawkins to the corner. Ivar tags in Erik. Ivar drives his knee into the midsection of Hawkins. Erik with a knee lift for a one count. Erik applies an arm-bar. Hawkins is displaying his fighting spirit. Erik goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Hawkins lands back on his feet. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Ryder ducks a clothesline from Erik. Ryder knocks Ivar off the ring apron. Ryder kicks Erik in the jaw. Ryder hits The Missile Dropkick. Ryder with forearm shivers. Ryder sends Ivar tumbling to the floor. Hawkins with a Flying Lariat off the ring apron. Erik responds with a Running Knee Strike. Ryder with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ryder rolls Erik back into the ring. Erik negates The Rough Ryder. Erik with The Running Knee. Erik tags in Ivar. The Viking Raiders plants Ryder with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall
Episode 3 of The Firefly Fun House
Seth Rollins Backstage Promo:
Sixth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
— WWE (@WWE) May 7, 2019
McIntyre kicks Reigns in the gut. McIntyre with a clubbing blow to Reigns back. McIntyre bounces Reigns head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre blasts Reigns with a knife edge chop. McIntyre with a straight right hand. Reigns kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre launches Reigns to the corner. Reigns with a running clothesline. Reigns transitions into a Corner Mount. Reigns with a Running Corner Clothesline. McIntyre negates The Never Ending Story. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. Reigns is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre drops Reigns with a back elbow strike for a one count. McIntyre applies a front face lock. McIntyre with a DeadLift Vertical Suplex. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. McIntyre drives his knee into the midsection of Reigns.
Reigns goes for The Samoan Drop, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. Reigns with a misdirection clothesline. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Reigns. McIntyre dodges The Jumping Clothesline. McIntyre delivers another Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre drives Reigns face first into the steel ring post. McIntyre rolls Reigns back into the ring. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Reigns chest. McIntyre talks smack to Reigns. Reigns with a Vertical Suplex. Reigns clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. Reigns goes for The Drive By, but McIntyre counters with a Big Boot. McIntyre follows that with a Reverse Alabama Slam on the ring apron. Coming out of the commercial break, Reigns is trying to build momentum. Reigns goes for The SuperMan Punch, but McIntyre counters with The SpineBuster for a two count.
Reigns side steps The ClayMore Kick. Reigns and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. McIntyre HeadButts Reigns for a two count. McIntyre goes for The Future Shock DDT, but Reigns blocks it. McIntyre with a BackSlide Cover for a two count. Reigns drops McIntyre with a DDT for a two count. McIntyre kicks Reigns in mid-air. McIntyre sends Reigns crashing into the steel ring steps. McIntyre with a Spinning Uranage Slam for a two count. McIntyre ascends to the top turnbuckle. Reigns hits The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns is fired up. Reigns for The Spear, but McIntyre counters with a Big Boot. McIntyre connects with The Glasgow Kiss. Reigns Spears McIntyre for a two count. Shane McMahon and Elias attacks Reigns from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, The Miz starts running after Shane McMahon. McIntyre drops Reigns with The ClayMore Kick.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Disqualification
The Miz & Shane McMahon Backstage Brawl
The Usos & The Revival’s Ucey-Hot Segment:
Seventh Match: Lars Sullivan vs. No Way Jose
Sullivan lays out the conga line before the bell rings. Jose attacks Sullivan from behind. Sullivan launches Jose to the crowd. Sullivan is a ticking bomb. Sullivan with a Uranage Slam on the barricade. Sullivan throws a conga line member into the steel ring post. Sullivan plants Jose with The Running SitOut PowerBomb
Match Result: No-Contest
Lars Sullivan & Mr. McMahon Backstage Segment:
Updated 2019 WWE Money In The Bank Match Card
1.) Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio For The WWE United States Championship
2.) The Miz vs. Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage Match
3.) Roman Reigns vs. Elias
4.) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Championship
5.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
6.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
7.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. AJ Styles For The WWE Universal Championship
8.) Ricochet vs. Robert Roode vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Randy Orton vs. Finn Balor vs. Andrade Cien Almas in The Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
9.) Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi vs. Dana Brooke vs. Natalya vs. Bayley vs. Mandy Rose vs. Ember Moon vs. Carmella in The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match
Eight Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bryan backs Kofi into the turnbuckles. Bryan with Rapid Fire Fickle Kicks. Bryan with Two Corner Dropkicks. Kofi responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Kofi clotheslines Bryan over the top rope. Kofi with a Top Rope Plancha. Kofi is fired up. Bryan continues to kick Kofi in the ribs. Bryan applies a side headlock. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi drops Bryan with a high back elbow strike for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Kofi hits The PK. Kofi with a Rebound Splash for a two count. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Kofi with a straight right hand. Kofi uppercuts Bryan. Bryan reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Bryan goes for the monkey flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Bryan sends Kofi crashing to the floor.
This could be the opening Bryan needs. Bryan applies a hammerlock. Bryan repeatedly drives Kofi shoulder first into the steel ring post. Bryan rollls Kofi back into the ring. Bryan with a running boot to the injured shoulder of Kofi. Bryan poses for the crowd. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Bryan. The referee is trying to calm down Kofi. Bryan kicks Kofi in the gut. Kofi with a Rolling Kick to Bryan. Bryan with a Double UnderHook Suplex. Bryan applies the cross-arm-breaker. Kofi avoids The Lebel Lock. Bryan ducks a clothesline from Kofi. Both men are knocked down after a double crossbody block. Kofi is trying to build momentum. Kofi kicks Bryan in the chest. Bryan launches Kofi over the top rope. Kofi took a nasty landing on the ring apron. Bryan whips Kofi chest first across the ringside barricade. Kofi lunges over the steel ring steps.
Kofi delivers a Twisting Crossbody Block. Kofi with The High Fly Flow for a two count. Kofi HeadButts Bryan. Bryan gets Kofi trapped in The Lebel Lock. Kofi crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Bryan brutally kicks the left shoulder of Kofi. Kofi is hulking up. Kofi starts teeing off on Bryan. Bryan side steps Kofi into the turnbuckles. Bryan goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Bryan. Kofi with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Bryan counters with The Flying Knee. Bryan with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Kofi dodges The Running Knee. Bryan is trying to wrestle Kofi down to the mat. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston via Pinfall
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