8/12/19 WWE Raw Results: Champion vs. Champion Match, WWE Women's Tag Titles Are Defended & Sasha Banks Returns!

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- The show starts with a video package highlighting Seth Rollins winning the WWE Universal Championship.

- WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring, Rollins said he didn’t know if he had what it took to beat Brock Lesnar at WWE Summerslam ‘19. Rollins admits that Lesnar is a beast in the squared circle, Rollins credits the WWE Universe for helping him beat Lesnar at WWE Summerslam ‘19. The OC interrupt Rollins and they make their way to the ring, AJ Styles has a microphone and he says that they would like to be the first to congratulate him. Styles says that Rollins now has to worry about him, Styles challenges Rollins tonight to prove who is the better champion. Rollins says that he doesn’t have any respect for Styles anymore, Rollins accepts the challenge from Styles.

- The Street Profits are backstage and they recap what just happened between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles, Sami Zayn arrives and he warns The Street Profits that the WWE Universe will eventually suck the souls out of them. Zayn takes shots at Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch and Samoa Joe and Joe is standing right behind him. Joe says that they can settle their differences in the ring right now, Joe then shoves Zayn down before leaving.

- Highlights are shown of the recent attacks against Roman Reigns.

Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn

The match begins with Zayn jumping Joe before the bell sounds, Zayn attacks Joe with a bunch of strikes. Joe recovers and he drops Zayn with a shoulder tackle, Joe follows that up by attacking Zayn with multiple headbutts. Joe gets Zayn in the rear naked choke and he goes out cold.

Winner: Samoa Joe

After the match, Samoa Joe grabs the microphone and says that he does forgive Roman Reigns for what happened between them, but he doesn’t forgive the WWE Universe.

- The Miz is shown walking backstage.

- Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring for a match with The Miz while in his street clothes, Ziggler gets a microphone and he blames Miz for what happened with Goldberg at WWE Summerslam ‘19. Ziggler announces that he isn’t medically cleared to compete tonight, Miz turns his back and Ziggler attacks him. Ziggler keeps Miz cornered while attacking him with a bunch of strikes, the match will now take place after the commercial break.

The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match began during the commercial break and we see Miz nail Ziggler with a knee lift to the midsection, Miz then cracks a swinging Ziggler with strikes of his own. Miz corners Ziggler while landing a plethora of strikes, Miz then nails Ziggler with a series of running double knee strikes and a clothesline. Miz then nails Ziggler with a top rope axe handle smash, Miz also attacks a downed Ziggler with It Kicks. Miz looks for a figure four and Ziggler gets free, Ziggler then causes a charging Miz to crash into the ring post. Ziggler then nails Miz with a Zig Zag for a near fall, Ziggler goes for a super kick and Miz nails him with a double knee strike to the leg. Miz applies the figure four to Ziggler and Ziggler eventually taps out.

Winner: The Miz

After the match, Dolph Ziggler grabs the microphone and he insults The Miz, Miz returns to the ring and he nails him with a Skull Crushing Finale.

- Charly Caruso interviews Becky Lynch, Lynch says she didn’t arrive tonight to celebrate, Lynch says she won’t rest until she gets everybody who has previously gotten her.

- Elias is in the ring and he talks about having his performances interrupted by various WWE stars, Elias says whoever wants to interrupt him tonight can do so right away. Nobody initially comes out and Elias starts playing when Ricochet interrupts, Ricochet says people interrupt him because Elias sucks. Elias gets angry and he challenges Ricochet to a match, which is accepted by Ricochet.

Ricochet vs. Elias

The match begins with Ricochet taking Elias down with a head scissors followed by a drop kick, Elias fights back and he nails Ricochet with a ton of strikes. Elias then nails Ricochet with a back body drop for a near fall, Elias holds Ricochet down while applying a headlock. Elias releases the hold before tossing Ricochet in the corner, Ricochet fights back and he nails Elias with a rolling drop kick. Ricochet then nails Elias with a rolling head kick before knocking him out of the ring with an enzaguri, Ricochet goes for a suicide dive and Elias gets out of the way. Elias gets Ricochet back in the ring and he brings his guitar in as well, Elias puts the guitar down and Ricochet nails him with a super kick. Ricochet goes to the top rope and he leaps off for a sunset flip for a three count.

Winner: Ricochet

- Rey Mysterio is shown backstage.

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