WWE Raw Results (8/19/19): The OC vs. Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman

WWE Raw
August 19, 2019
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Dolph Ziggler Promo 

Ziggler wants to tell Roman Reigns face to face that he’s not a keyboard warrior like all wrestling fans. Ziggler is trying to be the bigger man. He doesn’t know why Roman gets all of the attention. Roman almost got hit by a lighting rig and a car. Do you know what it’s like to be speared by Goldberg?

Ziggler was speared three times. It’s bad enough to get speared by Goldberg and he didn’t see it coming. Ziggler thought he had to wait 6 months between spears. Then Shawn Michaels super kicked him. Last week, Ziggler was so out of it that Maryse’s husband beat him with Ric Flair’s move. Do you know how embarrassing that is? Everyone here knows that it should’ve been Dolph Ziggler.

First Match: Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler 

Ziggler SuperKicks Reigns before the bell rings. Reigns slowly gets back on his feet. Reigns drops Ziggler with a big haymaker. Ziggler heads to the outside. Reigns goes for The Flying SuperMan Punch off the steel ring steps, but Ziggler ducks out of the way. Ziggler sends Reigns chest first into the ringside barricade. Ziggler hits The Zig Zag on the floor. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. Ziggler kicks Reigns in the gut. Ziggler with a straight right hand. Reigns launches Ziggler over the top rope. Reigns delivers The Drive By.

Reigns rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Reigns with a Leaping Clothesline. Reigns is fired up. Reigns with The Never Ending Story. Reigns drops Ziggler with The Big Boot. Reigns plays to the crowd. Reigns goes for The SuperMan Punch, but Ziggler rolls him over for a two count. Ziggler drills Reigns with a Leaping DDT for a two count. Reigns negates The Zig Zag. Ziggler with a sunset flip for a two count. Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Reigns blocks it.

Reigns goes for a SitOut PowerBomb, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Ziggler is tuning up the band. Ziggler goes for Sweet Chin Music, but Reigns counters with The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for The Spear, but Ziggler counters with The Famouser for a two count. Ziggler toys around with Reigns. Ziggler tells Reigns to do something. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Reigns. Reigns Spears Ziggler to pickup the victory.

Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch Backstage Promo 

Jerry “The King” Lawler & Bray Wyatt Segment 

Second Match: Ricochet & The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin 

Miz and McIntyre will start things off. Miz applies a waist lock. McIntyre decks Miz with a back elbow smash. McIntyre blasts Miz with a knife edge chop. Miz kicks McIntyre in the face. McIntyre goes for a Back Body Drop, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz tags in Ricochet. Miz ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Ricochet with an Apron Enzuigiri. Miz follows that with The Awesome Clothesline. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Ricochet tags in Miz. Miz plays to the crowd. Miz with a Running Boot. Ricochet with a Standing MoonSault. Miz and Ricochet clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Miz with a Double Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ricochet lands The Triangle MoonSault. Corbin and McIntyre are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.

Miz displays his fighting spirit. Corbin scores the elbow knockdown. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Corbin poses for the crowd. Corbin tags in McIntyre. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. McIntyre applies an arm-bar. Miz is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre clotheslines Miz. McIntyre tags in Corbin. Corbin stomps on Miz’s chest. Miz needs to create separation. Corbin levels Miz with a Body Avalanche. Corbin tags in McIntyre. McIntyre hits The SpineBuster for a two count. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Miz responds with a DDT. Ricochet and Corbin are tagged in.

Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Ricochet with a flying forearm smash. Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet with a straight right hand. Ricochet dives over Corbin. Ricochet with a Baseball Slide Dropkick to McIntyre. Corbin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet avoids The Wrap Around Lariat. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick for a one count. Ricochet Pump Kicks Corbin. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Miz tees off on McIntyre. McIntyre drops Miz with The Big Boot.

McIntyre launches Ricochet across the ring. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore, but Ricochet counters with a SuperKick. Miz delivers The Skull Crushing Finale. Corbin ChokeSlams Miz. Ricochet side steps Corbin into the turnbuckles. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Corbin catches Ricochet in mid-air. Corbin goes for a ChokeSlam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Corbin hits Deep Six for a two count. Corbin is displaying his frustration. Corbin puts Ricochet on the top turnbuckle. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Ricochet with a Missile Dropkick. Miz pulls Ricochet out of harms way. Ricochet plants Corbin with The Recoil to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet & The Miz via Pinfall 

Booker T Interview 

Third Match: AJ Styles (c) w/The OC vs. Braun Strowman For The WWE United States Championship 

Styles slaps Strowman in the face. Strowman launches Styles to the corner. Styles side steps Strowman into the turnbuckles. Strowman drops Styles with a shoulder tackle. Styles is gathering himself on the outside. Strowman chases Styles around the ringside area. Styles with rapid fire haymakers. Strowman goes for The ChokeSlam, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Strowman. Strowman with a Back Body Drop. Strowman knocks The OC off the ring apron. Styles kicks Strowman in the jaw.

Styles with a forearm smash. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Strowman counters with an Open Hand Chop. Strowman gets Styles in position for The Running PowerSlam. Luke Gallows SuperKicks Strowman which causes the disqualification. After the match, Anderson dropkicks the left knee of Strowman. Gallows drops Strowman with a Running Boot. The OC drives Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gallows with a High Head Kick. Seth Rollins storms into the ring. Rollins clotheslines Anderson. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Gallows. Rollins with Two SuperKicks. Rollins clotheslines Gallows over the top rope.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Disqualification, but still WWE United States Champion, AJ Styles 

Fourth Match: Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro in a First Round Match In The 2019 WWE King Of The Ring Tournament 

Cesaro starts things off with a Running European Uppercut for a two count. Cesaro goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Joe blocks it. Joe unloads three knife edge chops. Cesaro drives his knee into the midsection of Joe. Cesaro with a straight right hand. Joe scores the elbow knockdown. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Joe. Cesaro with a SpringBoard Spinning Uppercut for a one count. Joe negates The Swing. Joe with a heavy chop. Joe whips Cesaro to the corner. Joe with a running elbow smash. Joe follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Joe lands The Suicide Dive.

Joe with rapid fire right jabs. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Joe clotheslines Cesaro. Joe applies the cravate. Joe uppercuts Cesaro. Joe argues with the referee. Joe goes for a Running Senton, but Cesaro ducks out of the way. Uppercut Party in the corner. Cesaro drops Joe with The Big Boot for a two count. Cesaro follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Joe with a chop/forearm combination. Cesaro responds with a Running European Uppercut on the floor.

Cesaro rolls Joe back into the ring. Cesaro with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Joe hits The Uranage Slam. Joe with a Running Senton for a two count. Cesaro with two uppercuts. Cesaro with a double leg takedown. Cesaro delivers The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro locks in The SharpShooter. Cesaro transitions into The CrossFace. Joe negates The Neutralizer. Joe goes for a Back Body Drop, but Cesaro lands back on his feet. Cesaro goes for a SpringBoard European Uppercut, but Joe counters with The Coquina Clutch. Cesaro eventually taps out.

Winner: Samoa Joe via Submission 

Elias & R-Truth Segment 

Rey Mysterio Backstage Interview 

Fifth Match: The New Day vs. The Revival 

Big E and Scott Dawson will start things off. Big E clotheslines Dawson. Big E with a Corner Spear. Big E scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Big E bounces Dawson head on the top turnbuckle pad. Big E tags in Woods. Woods with a Flying Forearm Smash. Big E follows that with another corner spear. Woods clotheslines Dawson for a two count. Dawson with a straight right hand. Dawson tugs on Woods hair. Dawson tags in Wilder. Dawson slams Woods head on Wilder’s knees. Wilder uppercuts Woods. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Wilder kicks Woods in the gut. Wilder with a short uppercut. Woods kicks Wilder in the gut. Woods delivers The Honor Roll.

The New Day clotheslines The Revival over the top rope. Wilder puts Woods on the top turnbuckle. Woods sends Wilder crashing to the canvas. Wilder tags in Dawson. Woods HeadButts Dawson. Woods delivers a Missile Dropkick. Woods tags in Big E. Big E with Two Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E shakes his hips. Big E with a Running Splash. Big E plays to the crowd.

Big E prepares for The Midnight Hour. Dawson sends Woods crashing to the outside. Big E knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Big E with a straight right hand. Randy Orton drills Big E with The RKO which causes the disqualification. After the match, The Revival and Orton beats down Big E. Kofi Kingston storms into the ring to make the save. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Wilder. Kofi with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Orton responds with The RKO. Woods tees off on Orton. Orton and The Revival hits their RKO/3D Combination.

Winner: The New Day via Disqualification 

Sasha Banks Interview 

Sixth Match: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville 

Cross and Devillle will start things off. Deville with a waist lock takedown. Deville applies a front face lock. Cross tags in Bliss. Deville with a bodyscissors rollup for a one count. Deville with The La Magistral for a one count. Deville drives her knee into the midsection of Bliss. Deville tags in Rose. Fire and Desire are double teaming Bliss. Rose with a straight right hand. Rose goes for a Bodyslam, but Bliss lands back on her feet. Bliss applies a waist lock. Rose decks Bliss with a back elbow smash. Rose cartwheels around Bliss. Rose taunts Bliss. Rose dropkicks Bliss. Rose with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Bliss backs Rose into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Cross punches Rose in the back. Rose with a forearm smash on the floor. Bliss responds with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Bliss kicks Rose in the back.

Bliss rolls Rose back into the ring. Bliss with the cover for a two count. Bliss whips Rose to the corner. Bliss tags in Cross. Cross with a Body Avalanche. Bliss follows that with a Fake Out Slap. Cross with a snap mare takedown. Cross applies a straight jacket hold. Cross pulls Rose down to the mat. Cross tags in Bliss. Rose nails Bliss with The Pump Knee Strike. Deville and Cross are tagged in. Deville with two haymakers. Deville unloads a flurry of kicks. Deville with a Sliding Knee Strike. Deville is distracted by Bliss. Cross kicks Deville in the face. Cross drives Rose shoulder first into the steel ring post. Deville hits The SpineBuster. Deville kicks the left shoulder of Bliss. Cross kicks Deville in the gut. Cross plants Deville with The Swinging NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn in a First Round Match In The 2019 King Of The Ring Tournament 

Zayn with clubbing blows to the back of Alexander’s neck. Zayn transitions into a ground and pound attack. Zayn kicks Alexander in the gut. Zayn clotheslines Alexander for a one count. Zayn hooks the outside leg for a one count. Zayn puts his knees on the back of Alexander’s neck. Alexander drops Zayn with a knife edge chop. Zayn responds with a BackBreaker for a two count. Zayn wraps his leg around the right shoulder of Alexander. Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Zayn hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Zayn stomps on Alexander’s back. Zayn with clubbing crossfaces.

Zayn goes back to the rear chin lock. Alexander with shots to the midsection of Zayn. Alexander unloads two knife edge chops. Alexander with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Alexander ducks two clotheslines from Zayn. Alexander with a Flying Forearm Smash. Alexander kicks Zayn in the face. Alexander dives over Zayn. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeDown. Alexander dropkicks Zayn to the floor. Alexander plays to the crowd. Alexander lands The Suicide Dive. Alexander rolls Zayn back into the ring. Alexander connects with The Nueralyzer. Alexander plants Zayn with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

The Street Profits Segment 

Sasha Banks & Natalya Backstage Segment 

Eight Match: The OC (c) w/AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Gallows and Strowman will start things off. Gallows talks smack to Strowman. Strowman shoves Gallows. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman backs Gallows into the turnbuckles. Strowman with rapid fire bodyshots. Strowman drops Gallows with a shoulder tackle. Strowman flexes his muscles. Strowman tags in Rollins. Rollins with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Gallows with a straight right hand. Gallows slams Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins fire back with a chop/haymaker combination. Anderson reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Rollins kicks Anderson in the chest. Rollins clotheslines Anderson. Rollins goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Anderson lands back on his feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Anderson tags in Gallows.

Rollins knocks Gallows off the ring apron. Rollins with a single leg dropkick. Rollins follows that with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron. Rollins is distracted by Styles. Gallows uppercuts Rollins. Gallows repeatedly dumps Rollins ribs first on the ringside barricade. The OC are cutting the ring in half. Anderson applies an arm-bar. Rollins needs to create separation. Anderson hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson puts Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Anderson with two haymakers. Anderson goes for a SuperPlex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins HeadButts Anderson. Rollins kicks Anderson in the face. Rollins nails Alexander with The BlockBuster. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows stops Rollins in his tracks. Gallows uses the middle rope as a weapon. Styles gets under Strowman’s skin. Gallows shoves Strowman into the steel ring post.

Rollins SuperKicks Gallows. Gallows tags in Anderson. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins with three running forearm smashes. Gallows goes for a Bodyslam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins sends Gallows tumbling to the floor. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rollins with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Anderson launches Rollins to the ring apron. Styles shoves Rollins off the top turnbuckles. Anderson tags in Gallows. The OC delivers their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Frequent tags from The OC. Rollins negates The Magic Killer. The OC double teams Rollins. Anderson dumps Rollins out of the ring. Shoulder Block Party. Anderson goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Anderson. Rollins tags in Strowman. Strowman with two shoulder tackles. Strowman levels Anderson with a Body Avalanche. Strowman runs through Gallows. Rollins connects with The Curb Stomp. Stromwan plants Anderson with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez