WWE Raw Results (8/5/19): Goldberg Returns

August 5, 2019
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

WWE SummerSlam 2019 Match Card

– Charlotte Flair vs. Trish Stratus

– AJ Styles (c) vs. Ricochet For The WWE United States Championship

– Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor

– Becky Lynch (c) vs. Natalya in a Submission Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Goldberg vs. Dolph Ziggler

– Bayley (c) vs. Ember Moon For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

– Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon

– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton For The WWE Championship

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

Samoa Joe Promo 

Samoa Joe jumps on the announce table before Michael Cole can deliver his signature intro. He’s been blamed for what happened, but was he near Roman Reigns on Tuesday night? Corey Graves says it was determined to be an accident, but think about what was said. Michael Cole says there was a poll saying that 80% of the people thought Joe did it. Joe did a poll and 80% of the people are idiots. We get a video recap for the forklift accident. He looked at that footage and with all of the cameras, he didn’t see himself anywhere. If WWE wants to make him a suspect, Joe will stay here until Roman Reigns arrives. He will shut down the show until he gets the apology he deserves.

First Match: Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya & Trish Stratus 

Becky and Natalya will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya backs Becky into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Quick shoving contest. Chain Grappling Exchange. Natalya with a fireman’s carry takeover. Natalya applies an arm-bar. Standing Switch Exchange. Natalya floats over into a front face lock. Becky with a double leg takedown. Becky applies a front face lock. Natalya responds with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Becky rolls Natalya over for a two count. Becky goes for The Sharpshooter, but Natalya blocks it. Natalya negates The Dis-Arm-Her. Charlotte tags herself in. Charlotte kicks Natalya in the gut. Charlotte unloads four knife edge chops. Natalya reverses out of the irish whip from Charlotte. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte with a shoulder block. Charlotte goes for a slingshot rollup, but Natalya lands back on her feet.

Natalya ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Natalya rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Natalya punches Charlotte in the back. Following a snap mare takeover, Natalya runs over Charlotte’s back. Charlotte picks the left ankle of Natalya. Charlotte drops Natalya with a Big Boot. Charlotte taunts Trish. Charlotte repeatedly slams Natalya’s head on the canvas. Natalya crawls towards Trish. Charlotte applies the cravate. Charlotte transitions into a rear chin lock. Natalya gets back to a vertical base. Natalya with shots to the midsection of Charlotte. Charlotte clotheslines Natalya. Charlotte refuses to tag in Becky. Charlotte applies a chin lock on the middle rope. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte transitions into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Natalya lands back on her feet. Natalya applies a waist lock. Natalya decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash.

Charlotte with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Natalya sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Natalya with a double leg takedown. Charlotte denies The SharpShooter. Natalya hits The Discus Lariat. Charlotte stops Natalya in her tracks. Charlotte pulls Natalya down to the mat. Charlotte tries to cheap shot Trish. Natalya with a schoolgirl rollup for a two count. Charlotte kicks Natalya in the gut. Charlotte follows that with an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte kicks up. The referee is trying to calm down Trish Stratus. Becky tags herself in. Charlotte attacks Becky from behind. Charlotte heads to the backstage area. Natalya locks in The SharpShooter. Becky crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Natalya refuses to break the hold, so she gets disqualified. After the match, Trish pulls Natalya off of Becky. Natalya shoves Trish.

Winner: Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair via Disqualification 

Second Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Rey Mysterio 

Mysterio with drop toe hold. Mysterio starts teeing off on Almas. Almas with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker. Mysterio kicks Almas in the face. Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Almas counters with a shoulder tackle. Almas poses for the crowd. Mysterio avoids the basement dropkick. Mysterio with a quick cover for a one count. Mysterio with a Big Boot. Mysterio follows that with a Hurricanrana that sends Almas face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Almas whips Mysterio back first across the turnbuckles. Almas repeatedly stomps on Mysterio’s back. Almas with a knife edge chop. Almas with a knee lift. Almas goes for a PowerBomb, but Mysterio counters with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Mysterio hits The Sliding CodeRed into the ringside barricade.

Almas gets Mysterio in the electric chair position. Mysterio drills Almas with The Top Rope FrankenSteiner for a two count. Mysterio with a shoulder block. Mysterio with an Apron Enzuigiri. Mysterio follows that with a Flying Seated Senton. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio is throwing forearms at Almas. Almas goes for a Sunset Flip, but Mysterio counters with a High Head Kick for a two count. Mysterio delivers another CodeRed for a two count. Almas unloads two knife edge chops. Almas drops Mysterio with a Discus Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Almas climbs to the second rope. Mysterio attacks Almas from behind. Almas gets Mysterio tied in the tree of woe. Almas with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Almas is displaying his frustration.

Almas catches Mysterio in mid-air. Mysterio hits The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Mysterio goes for a Hurricanrana, but Almas counters with a Hurricanrana. Almas with a ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Mysterio responds with The Monkey Flip CodeRed for a two count. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio is distracted by Vega. Mysterio goes for The Frog Splash, but Almas gets his knees up in the air. Almas with an inside cradle for a two count. Almas goes for The HammerLock DDT, but Mysterio rolls him over for a two count. Almas PowerBombs Mysterio. Almas is trying to rip off Mysterio’s mask. Zelina Vega drops Mysterio with a Middle Rope Stunner. Almas plants Mysterio with The HammerLock DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall 

Maria Kanellis, Mike Kanellis, R-Truth, and Carmella OB/GYN Segment 

Becky Lynch & Natalya Backstage Interviews 

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

Ladies and gentlemen, his name is Paul Heyman. He’s the advocate for your reigning, defending, undisputed, Universal Heavyweight Champion, Brock Lesnar. Hisclient has not just authorized him, but has instructed him and ordered him to educate each and every single one of you. Here’s your education. A few questions and they are not rhetorical. Wasn’t Seth Rollins supposed to be The Beast Slayer? The conqueror’s conqueror? Wasn’t he the man who had Brock’s number? Wasn’t Seth Rollins supposed to be the architect of the arson that would burn down Suplex City? Wasn’t Seth supposed to be the new hero of the WWE Universe? Heyman has the answers to all of these questions in this freaking video package.

Heyman dropped to his knees last week and begged an unmerciful beast to show any semblance of mercy on Seth Freaking Rollins because he knows that what WWE needs is a new hero. Then tonight, after the beating that Rollins suffered last week at the hands of his client, a beating that was borderline criminal. He found out some inside information that Seth Rollins is in Pittsburgh tonight. Heyman doesn’t know why you would cheer someone who would go down in a blaze of glory against Brock Lesnar. It shows that Rollins has more balls than he has brains. Rollins walks down to the ring with a steel chair. Lesnar tells Rollins to bring it. Lesnar kicks the injured ribs of Rollins. Lesnar drives the chair into the midsection of Rollins. Lesnar delivers a vicious chair shot. Lesnar drives Rollins back first into the turnbuckles.

Lesnar continues to toy around with Rollins. Lesnar plants Rollins with The F5. Lesnar stands tall with the WWE Universal Title. Following the commercial break, Rollins grabs the microphone. Rollins struggles to get back on his feet. It has gotten to the point where he has had to ask himself if this is worth it. You love something so much you do anything to protect it and keep it safe. Even if the thing you love keeps you getting beaten to a pulp inside and out week after week. The answer is yes. This is all Seth Rollins has. Every second of every day. This is all he ever wanted. This is all he’s got. Rollins will be at SummerSlam and he will beat Brock Lesnar. He guarantees it.

Kurt Angle, The Street Profits, and Drew McIntyre Backstage Segment 

Third Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Jay Alexander & Eric Abraham 

Ivar and Alexander will start things off. Ivar drives his knee into the midsection of Alexander. Ivar with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Ivar knocks Abraham off the ring apron. Ivar launches Alexander to the corner. Ivar tags in Erik. Viking Raiders are double teaming Alexander. Erik with a German Suplex off the second rope. Erik follows that with a Rolling Elbow. Erik with a Tilt-A-Whirl GutBuster. Erik tags in Ivar. Erik PowerBombs Abraham. Ivar with a Flying Splash. The Viking Raiders plants Alexander with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Harley Race Tribute 

Fourth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander With Kurt Angle Serving As The Special Guest Referee 

McIntyre attacks Alexander from behind before the bell rings. McIntyre slams Alexander head on the ring apron. McIntyre drives Alexander back first into the ringside barricade. McIntyre drops Alexander with a knife edge chop. McIntyre continues to tee off on Alexander. McIntyre slaps Alexander in the face. Alexander negates The Reverse Alabama Slam. Alexander decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. Alexander sends McIntyre face first into the steel ring post. Alexander drills McIntyre with The Tornado DDT on the floor. The lights go out inside The PPG Paints Arena. Bray Wyatt makes Kurt Angle pass out to The Mandible Claw.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Fifth Match: The New Day & Ricochet vs. The OC in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Ricochet and Styles will start things off. Styles applies a side headlock. Ricochet with shots to the midsection of Styles. Ricochet dives over Styles. Ricochet with two deep arm-drags. Ricochet follows that with a Hurricanrana. Styles scrambles under the bottom rope. Ricochet blocks a boot from Styles. Ricochet with a forearm smash. Styles slams Ricochet head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet rolls Styles over for a one count. Styles nails Ricochet with a double throat thrust. Styles brings Ricochet to the corner. Styles tags in Anderson. Ricochet with a forearm smash. Anderson reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet slips over Anderson’s back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Anderson. Ricochet drops Anderson with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Ricochet applies a front face lock. Ricochet tags in Big E.

Big E delivers three gut punches. Anderson thrust kicks the left knee of Big E. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows drops Big E with a Big Boot. Gallows with clubbing bodyshots. Gallows HeadButts Big E. Gallows with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Gallows with clubbing elbow smashes. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Big E gets back to a vertical base. Gallows drills Big E with a High Head Kick. Gallows knocks Ricochet off the ring apron. Big E side steps Gallows into the turnbuckles. Styles tags himself in. Big E is displaying his fighting spirit. Styles kicks the left hamstring of Big E. Styles with a Spinning Back Fist. Big E goes for a Back Body Drop, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles blasts Woods off the ring apron. Styles kicks Big E in the jaw. Big E avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Big E with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Woods and Anderson are tagged in.

Woods clears the ring. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Anderson. Anderson reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods ducks two clotheslines from Anderson. Woods slides under Anderson. Woods with a Discus Forearm Smash. Woods kicks Styles in the face. Woods scores The Honor Roll. Woods with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Gallows. Big E clotheslines Gallows over the top rope. Styles responds with The Phenomenal Forearm. Ricochet with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet kicks Styles out of the ring. Gallows shoves Ricochet into the ringside barricade. The referee is distracted by Gallows. Styles trips Woods from the outside. Anderson nails Woods with a DDT. Anderson tags in Gallows. The OC plants Woods with The Magic Killer to pickup the victory.

Winner: The OC via Pinfall 

Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns, and Triple H Segment 

Sixth Match: The Iconics (c) vs. The Kabuki Warriors w/Paige vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship 

Billie Kay and Mandy Rose will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kay backs Rose into the turnbuckles. The Iconics controls the early stages of the match. Kay ducks a clothesline from Deville. Kay hits Eat Defeat. Royce with a Spinning Heel Kick to Cross. Kay drops Bliss with a forearm smash. The Iconics delivers a flurry of double-team maneuvers. Kay with a Big Boot to Asuka. Royce with a Running Bulldog across the right knee of Kay. Iconic Pose. Rose attacks Royce from behind. Rose ducks a clothesline from Kay. Rose rolls Kay over for a one count. Rose kicks Kay in the gut. Rose with forearm shivers. Kay clotheslines Rose. Deville with a Leaping Head Kick to Royce. Rose follows that with a pinning combination for a two count. Rose drills Kay with The Kiss Of The Rose to score the first pinfall of the match. The Iconics has been eliminated.

Cross tags in Asuka. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka backs Rose into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Rose shoves Asuka. Rose dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Rose tags in Bliss. Bliss taunts Asuka. Bliss tags in Deville. Test Of Strength. Deville applies a side headlock. Shoulder Tackle Exchange. Asuka with rapid fire mid-kicks. Asuka goes for a High Head Kick, but Deville blocks it. Deville with a waist lock takedown. Deville follows that with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Asuka side steps The Sliding Knee Strike. Asuka tags in Sane. Asuka drops Deville with a Running Hip Attack. Kabuki Warriors are double teaming Deville. Axe Kick/Running Bulldog/Basement Dropkick Combination. Deville tags in Bliss. Sane is taller than Bliss. Bliss is not impressed.

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bliss kicks Sane in the gut. Bliss mocks Sane. Sane with a leg sweep. Sane with a Standing Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Sane applies a wrist lock. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Asuka goes for a German Suplex, but Bliss desperately holds onto the top rope. Bliss tags in Rose. Rose with a forearm smash. Rose tags in Deville. Stereo Thrust Kicks. Fire and Desire pulls Asuka down to the mat for a two count. Deville applies a Full Nelson Lock. Deville tags in Rose. Asuka kicks Rose in the chest. Deville avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Rose delivers another Kiss Of The Rose for a two count. Asuka negates Angel Wings. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Asuka makes Rose tap out to The Asuka Lock. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville has been eliminated.

Coming out of the commercial break, Asuka applies a Knee Bar. Cross fish hooks Asuka. Cross drags Asuka to the corner. Cross tags in Bliss. Cross with a double throat thrust. Bliss follows that with a fake out slap. Bliss repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Bliss argues with the referee. Bliss and Cross are cutting the ring in half. Cross with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Cross tugs on Asuka’s hair. Cross with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Cross goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Cross. Asuka with a German Suplex. Bliss and Sane are tagged in. Sane dropkicks Cross. Sane with Two Running BlockBusters. Bliss reverses out of the irish whip from Sane. Sane with a Diving Crossbody Block.

Sane plays to the crowd. Sane walks the plank. Sane knocks Cross off the ring apron. Sane hits The Sliding D. Sane tags in Asuka. Asuka drills Cross with The CodeBreaker. Sliding D/Shining Wizard Combination. Asuka gets Bliss trapped in The Asuka Lock. Bliss rolls Asuka over for a two count. Asuka with a High Head Kick. Asuka tags in Sane. Sane prepares for The Insane Elbow. Cross shoves Sane off the top turnbuckle. Cross gets Asuka trapped in the ring skirt. Cross with forearm shivers. Bliss with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to the back of Asuka. Sane knocks Cross off the ring apron. Bliss with a vicious haymaker. Bliss connects with The Twisted Bliss to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler In-Ring Segment 

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Author: Josh Lopez