WWE Raw Results (5/13/19): Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn

May 13, 2019
The O2 Arena
London, England

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Miz TV with Special Guests: Roman Reigns, Shane McMahon, Bobby Lashley and Elias 

Welcome everyone to the most must see talk show in WWE history, Miz TV! This Sunday is the WWE Money In The Bank PPV. When Miz cashed in his money in the bank briefcase in 2010, it changed his entire career. That one man and one woman will see that happen on Sunday. Miz and the self proclaimed best in the world will be locked inside a steel cage and as much as he wants to talk about himself, he wants to talk about his guest. Miz introduces The Big Dog, Roman Reigns. What can we expect from Roman in his match with Elias? Elias is a lot of things. He’s young, strong, and charismatic. If you want a karaoke performer or a wedding singer, you can walk with Elias. Roman is going to bring The Big Fight.

They’re not usually on the same page, but Miz would like to make a buddy cop movie with Roman. Miz brings up the fact that Roman is going to make his movie debut in Hobbs and Shaw. Roman doesn’t want to talk to The Old Miz. He would rather punch the old miz in the mouth. How about The New Miz who stood up to the Authority and chased Shane around the building with a chair? Miz has never been on the same page with Roman or the WWE Universe, but it took Shane McMahon to do it. It’s about earning respect from your peers and the audience. Miz has earned that over his thirteen years.

Shane never earned that respect and is his daddy’s son. Miz might not be the strongest or the fastest, but he knows how to win. Shane has attacked his father and run from him at every turn. On Sunday, none of his power or privilege will matter because Shane will be stuck in a steel cage with him. There will be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Shane will regret what he did and he’ll go down faster than his father did to a Superman punch. The Best In The World, Shane McMahon appears on the stage. It’s fitting that Miz and Roman are talking about Shane behind his back. Shane reminds Roman and Miz that he’s their boss. As of right now, MizTV is over. Bobby Lashley and Elias attacks Roman and Miz from behind.

First Match: Roman Reigns & The Miz vs. Bobby Lashley & Elias w/Shane McMahon 

Miz and Elias will start things off. Miz ducks a clothesline from Elias. Miz with rapid fire haymakers. Miz kicks Elias in the gut. Elias sends Miz to the ring apron. Miz rolls Elias over for a two count. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Miz. Elias drops Miz with a knife edge chop. Elias with two forearm smashes. Miz responds with two Running Knee Lifts. Miz with a Back/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Miz applies a wrist lock. Miz brings Elias to the corner. Miz tags in Reigns. Elias heads to the outside. Elias tags in Lashley. Reigns talks smack to Elias. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley backs Reigns into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break.

Lashley flexes his muscles. Reigns with a straight right hand. Lashley leapfrogs over Reigns. Lashley drops Reigns with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Lashley applies a front face lock. Reigns drives Lashley back first into the turnbuckles. Reigns with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley decks Reigns with a back elbow smash. Reigns hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns follows that with Ten Corner Clotheslines. Miz tags himself in. Miz delivers The Awesome Clothesline. Reigns with a Big Boot to Lashley. Double Elbow Knockdown to Elias. Miz with a flurry of IT! Kicks. Miz hits The PK. Miz goes for a RoundHouse Kick, but Lashley blocks it. Lashley goes for a PowerBomb, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz kicks Lashley in the jaw. Elias bounces Miz’s head on the top rope. Lashley with The FlatLiner for a two count.

Elias and Lashley are cutting the ring in half. Elias with the cover for a two count. Elias bounces Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Elias whips Miz back first across the turnbuckles. Elias plays to the crowd. Elias with an Old School Meteora for a two count. Elias tags in Lashley. Lashley with a Running Shoulder Block. Lashley follows that witLh a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley punches Miz in the chest. Lashley tags in Elias. Miz starts displaying his fighting spirit. Reigns punches Elias. Miz kicks Elias in the gut. Miz creates distance with The Implant DDT. Elias tags in Lashley.

Lashley stops Miz in his tracks. Miz sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Shane McMahon pulls Reigns off the ring apron which causes the disqualification. After the match, Shane drives Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Miz is on the receiving end of a three on one beatdown. Reigns lands The Big Dog Splash. Reigns is teeing off on Elias. Shane tackles Reigns. Shane transitions into a ground and pound attack. Shane rolls Reigns back into the ring. Reigns with a double leg takedown. Miz attacks Elias and Lashley with a steel chair. Reigns unloads Two SuperMan Punches.

Winner: Roman Reigns & The Miz via Disqualification 

AJ Styles & Seth Rollins Video Package 

Second Match: Apollo Crews vs. Mojo Rawley 

Crews applies a waist lock. Crews is throwing haymakers at Rawley. Crews repeatedly stomps on Rawley’s chest. Rawley reverses out of the irish whip from Crews. Crews dives over Rawley. Looks like Crews tweaked his left knee. The referee is trying to calm down Rawley. Rawley chop blocks Crews. Rawley laughs at Crews. Rawley drops Crews with a Running Haymaker. Rawley plants Crews with The Alabama Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mojo Rawley via Pinfall 

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross Backstage Segment: 

Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Lacey Evans Contract Signing: 

Michael Cole is the master of ceremonies for this unique contract signing. This will be the very first time where a female superstar defended both of her in the same night. Cole brings out Lacey Evans, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch. Does Becky2Belts understand what’s going to happen by defending both titles in separate matches on Sunday? It’s nice to be back in London. Becky says that’s a good question. Charlotte and Lacey are both bigger, stronger, and more athletic than her. She doesn’t know how much of a beating she will take, but she doesn’t care. You can talk about biting off more than you can chew. Lacey will feel the pressure of backing up what she said as she stomps on her neck. Just ask her twin sister, Charlotte.

Charlotte says that Becky never learns. Becky has everything she’s ever wanted and she still has to make digs. The same thing got Becky in trouble in the first place. She’s in a situation that she cannot win. Lacey says that she’s not the only one to show up with the decency to be dressed appropriately. It’s a contract signing, not a fight in a barn. Becky says that Lacey hasn’t seen one of these before. Charlotte hasn’t been delivering lately and she’s under some pressure. Neither Charlotte or Lacey could afford to lose their first title match and the other cannot afford to lose their millionth. Becky got her storybook ending by beating Ronda, but it isn’t enough. Becky had to name herself Becky Two Belts and a reputation she can’t back up. All of this will come crashing down. It’s hilarious because these two titles cannot hide Becky’s jealousy and insecurities.

The Man will bow down to The Queen. Lacey says that everyone needs a proper champion to set an example. Becky’s behavior is confusing the little girls. Lacey wants to restore class in the Raw Women’s Division. The Man won’t be able to take out two women like Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair. Becky offers Lacey a free shot. Lacey doesn’t want to ruin her dress. Becky says that she’ll slap the blonde out of both of them. That leads us to a major brawl. Becky drives Evans shoulder first into the steel ring post. Becky with a double leg takedown to Charlotte. Becky transitions into a ground and pound attack. Becky with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Becky goes for a PowerBomb, but Evans gets in the way. Evans gets trapped in the Dis-Arm-Her. Charlotte drops Becky with The Big Boot. Charlotte drives Becky face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Charlotte punches Becky in the back. Charlotte and Evans PowerBombs Becky through the table.

Third Match: Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Corbin sends Ricochet to the ring apron. Ricochet with a timely shoulder block. Ricochet slips over Corbin’s back. Ricochet with a forearm smash. Ricochet tells Corbin to to bring it. Ricochet dropkicks Corbin. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Corbin drives Ricochet back first into the turnbuckles. Corbin with a knee lift. Corbin bounces Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ricochet dives over Corbin. Ricochet avoids The Wrap Around Lariat. Nice display of athleticism from both superstars. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Corbin heads to the outside. Corbin dodges The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Corbin launches Ricochet to the apron. Ricochet SuperKicks Corbin. Ricochet follows that with a Triangle MoonSault. Ricochet is fired up.

Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet springboards over Corbin. Corbin drops Ricochet with an Inside Out Lariat. Corbin poses for the crowd. Ricochet goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Corbin counters with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Corbin argues with the referee. Corbin stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Ricochet bounces Corbin’s head on the top rope. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Ricochet uppercuts Corbin. Corbin shoves Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet with a Running Shoulder Block. Ricochet nails Corbin with a Pump Kick. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. Corbin goes for The ChokeSlam BackBreaker, but Ricochet rolls him over for a two count.

Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin continues to yell at the referee. Ricochet negates The End Of Days. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT for a two count. Ricochet goes for The 630 Senton, but Corbin ducks out of the way. Corbin kicks Ricochet in the face. Ricochet responds with an Open Palm Strike. Ricochet with a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner. Ricochet follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet goes for another Tilt-A-Whirl DDT, but Corbin counters with The End Of Days to pickup the victory. After the match, Corbin brings a ladder into the ring. Corbin is looking to grab the money in the bank briefcase. Ricochet knocks Corbin off the ladder.

Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall 

Cesaro & Rey Mysterio Backstage Segment:

AJ Styles Backstage Interview: 

Fourth Match: Naomi vs. Natalya vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross in a Fatal Four Way Match 

Alexa Bliss joins the commentary team for this match. Natalya kicks Brooke in the gut. Cross from behind applies a sleeper hold. Naomi shoves Brooke into Cross and Natalya. Naomi with a Double Corner Clothesline. Brooke rolls Naomi over for a two count. Natalya kicks Naomi in the gut. Natalya with a Discus Lariat for a one count. Naomi with a SitOut Full Nelson Bomb. Natalya runs over Brooke and Naomi’s backs. Cross gets Natalya trapped in the ring skirt. Cross with rapid fire forearm smashes. Naomi rolls Brooke over for a two count. Cross and Natalya are trading back and forth shots.

Brooke with a Double Baseball Slide Dropkick. Naomi responds with a SlingShot Twisting Crossbody Block. Naomi is fired up. Brook goes for a Cartwheel Back Elbow Strike, but Natalya counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Natalya locks in The Romero Special. Naomi shoves Cross off the top turnbuckle. Naomi with a Running Bulldog. Naomi follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Naomi dumps Cross out of the ring. Natalya and Brooke with a Double Press Slam. Cross with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Cross follows that with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count.

Cross locks in The Rings Of Saturn. Slugfest in the center of the ring. Naomi delivers Two Rear Views. Naomi with a High Head Kick to Brooke. Naomi bodyslams Brooke on top of Natalya. Naomi with a Split Legged MoonSault for a two count. Brooke chucks Naomi out of the ring. Brooke stomps on Naomi’s chest. Brooke brings out a ladder from under the ring. Cross Spears Natalya on the floor. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Brooke with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ladder. Natalya throws Brooke into the ringside barricade. Cross with a running shoulder block. Cross plants Natalya with The Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

– Alexa Bliss grabs the Money In The Bank Briefcase.

Winner: Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Samoa Joe Promo: 

The Revival Backstage Promo: 

Fifth Match: Cesaro vs. Rey Mysterio 

Cesaro with a waist lock takedown. Mysterio kicks the left leg of Cesaro. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Mysterio dropkicks the left knee of Cesaro. Mysterio with a Basement Rana. Mysterio follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Cesaro kicks Mysterio in the gut. Cesaro with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a one count. Cesaro gets Mysterio in the electric position. Nice display of strength and agility from Cesaro. Mysterio sends Cesaro face first into the ringside barricade. Mysterio goes for a Sliding Sunset Flip, but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro swings Mysterio across the barricade. Cesaro with the cover for a two count. Stalemate on the ring apron. Mysterio side steps Cesaro into the steel ring post. Mysterio ascends to the top turnbuckle. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro with a DeadLift Delayed SuperPlex for a two count.

Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Mysterio gets back to a vertical base. Mysterio kicks Cesaro in the chest. Cesaro goes for The Cesaro Swing, but Mysterio counters with a DDT. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl Bulldog. Mysterio with The La Magistral for a two count. Mysterio is throwing forearms at Cesaro. Cesaro negates The 619. The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro uppercuts Mysterio. Cesaro plays to the crowd. Cesaro goes for The Swiss19, but Mysterio ducks out of the way. Mysterio hits The Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Cesaro uppercuts Mysterio in mid-air for a two count. Cesaro goes for The Netrualizer, but Mysterio counters with a Hurricanrana. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio lands The Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall 

Episode 4 of The Firefly Fun House 

Seth Rollins Backstage Interview: 

Updated 2019 Money In The Bank Match Card 

Kickoff Match: Tony Nese (c) vs. Ariya Daivari For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

1.) Bayley vs. Carmella vs. Mandy Rose vs. Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Dana Brooke vs. Naomi vs. Natalya in The 2019 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

2.) Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rey Mysterio For The WWE United States Championship

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

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

5.) Roman Reigns vs Elias

6.) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Championship

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

8.) Sami Zayn vs. Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Baron Corbin vs. Randy Orton vs. Finn Balor vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Andrade Cien Almas in The 2019 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

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

Sixth Match: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. The Winner Advances To The 2019 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Strowman immediately chases Zayn around the ringside area. Strowman drops Zayn with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Strowman levels Zayn with Two Body Avalanches. Zayn throws his hoodie at Strowman. Strowman with two running shoulder tackles on the floor. Strowman rolls Zayn back into the ring. Zayn is trying to exit the O2 Arena. The brawl spills to the concourse area. Zayn nails Strowman with a garbage can. Strowman repeatedly slams Zayn’s head on the post. Strowman with a massive haymaker. Baron Corbin attacks Strowman from behind. Corbin whips Strowman with the garbage can. Zayn with the cover for a two count. Corbin with a Belly to Back Suplex through the merchandise table for a two count. Strowman starts regaining momentum.

Coming out of the commercial break, Zayn is running away from Strowman. Zayn repeatedly hits Strowman with a steel chair. Strowman launches Zayn over a barricade. Zayn heads to the backstage area. We have ourself a good ole fashion backstage brawl. Zayn asks for help. He gets it from Drew McIntyre. McIntyre with a running shoulder block. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT on the chair. Zayn hooks the leg for a two count. McIntyre argues with the referee. Strowman dumps an ice jug on top of McIntyre. Zayn is crawling away from Strowman. Smart strategy from Corbin and McIntyre.

Strowman with a double axe handle to the back of Zayn. Strowman buries Zayn under four ladders. McIntyre and Corbin are doing everything they can to get Strowman out of the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. McIntyre and Corbin with a Double Suplex on the ladder. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Zayn with the help of McIntyre and Corbin finally gets the pinfall victory. After the match, Strowman slowly gets back on his feet. Corbin shoves Zayn into Strowman. Strowman ChokeSlams Zayn through the announce table to close the show.

Winner: Sami Zayn via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez