8/19/19 WWE Raw Results: Two Title Matches, The King Of The Ring Begins & Randy Orton Attacks The New Day

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- Dolph Ziggler grabs a microphone before the match begins to tell Roman Reigns that he isn’t a Twitter keyboard warrior, Ziggler then says he is glad Reigns is ok after the recent attacks. Ziggler talks about all the recent things that have happened to him at the hands of Goldberg, Shawn Michaels and The Miz before nailing Reigns with a super kick.

Roman Reigns vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins with Reigns knocking Ziggler out of the ring with a right after avoiding another super kick, Reigns goes out of the ring and he misses a superman punch. Ziggler then shoves Reigns into the barricade before landing a Zig Zag on the arena floor as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Ziggler in the ring holding Reigns in a chin lock, Ziggler releases the hold to nail Reigns with a few strikes. Reigns recovers and he propels a charging Ziggler out of the ring, Reigns goes out of the ring and he nails Ziggler with a Drive By. Reigns gets Ziggler back in the ring and he lands a leaping clothesline, Reigns traps Ziggler in the corner while landing a bunch of clothesline smashes and a big boot. Ziggler avoids another superman punch to land a roll up followed by a leaping DDT for a near fall, Ziggler goes for another Zig Zag and instead catches Reigns in a roll up for another near fall. Reigns then goes for a spear and he crashes into the ring post instead, Ziggler then hits Reigns with a Zig Zag for a near fall.

Ziggler goes for another super kick and Reigns blocks it to land a superman punch for a near fall, Reigns goes for a spear and Ziggler counters with a fame asser for another near fall. Ziggler gets angry and Reigns drills him with a spear for a three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns

- A video package airs highlighting the return of Sasha Banks.

- Becky Lynch is shown backstage earlier today, Lynch talks about being violently attacked by Sasha Banks last week and she says that she wants to fight everybody at their. Lynch says that Banks ran away crying from the WWE, Lynch says that Banks did nothing while she was gone. Lynch says that Banks is the greatest woman on the WWE roster to never be great, Lynch says it was her that unleashed the greatness in Banks.

- The Kings Court is up, Lawler talks about the history of the WWE King Of The Ring tournament. The lights start going off in the arena and Lawler exits the ring as the lights go completely out, The Fiend appears on the stage behind Lawler and he applies the Mandible Claw to him. The Fiend disappears and WWE officials come out to help Lawler.

Ricochet & The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre & Baron Corbin

The match begins with McIntyre nailing Miz with a few elbow strikes, Ricochet tags in and he kicks McIntyre in the head. Ricochet then takes McIntyre down with a springboard cross body block, Miz tags in and he nails McIntyre with a boot to the head as Ricochet lands a standing moonsault. Miz and Ricochet clear the ring before Ricochet takes out the opponents with a suicide dive as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Miz and Corbin exchanging blows until Corbin lands a shoulder tackle. Corbin stands over Miz while landing a plethora of strikes, McIntyre tags in and he backs Miz in the corner before propelling him across the ring for a near fall. McIntyre holds Miz down while wrenching away on his arm, Miz fights back and McIntyre drops him with a clothesline. Corbin tags back in and he stomps away on a downed Miz, Miz fights back again and Corbin nails him with an avalanche. McIntyre tags in and he nails Miz with a spine buster for a near fall, Mix recovers and he nails McIntyre with a DDT.

Ricochet and Corbin get tagged in by their respective partners, Ricochet quickly starts cleaning house against the opposing team. Ricochet nails Corbin with an enzaguri followed by a rolling drop kick for a near fall, Ricochet then nails Corbin with a head kick followed by a spingboard clotheslines. Ricochet nails Corbin with a standing shooting star press for a near fall, McIntyre hits the ring to take care of Ricochet and Miz. McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick and Ricochet nails him with a super kick, Miz then hits McIntyre with a Skull Crushing Finale. Corbin then nails Miz with a choke slam, Corbin follows up by nailing Ricochet with a Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin gets Ricochet on the top rope and Ricochet nails him with a missile drop kick, Corbin misses a charge in the corner and he crashes into the ring post. Ricochet nails Corbin with a Recoil for a three count.

Winners: Ricochet & The Miz

- Sasha Banks is shown backstage.

- Booker T appears for an interview via Skype, Booker first talks about how The Fiend attacked Jerry Lawler earlier in the show. Booker then talks about the King Of The Ring tournament, Booker talks about the history of the tournament before picking Drew McIntyre to win the whole thing.

WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) w/Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Braun Strowman

The match begins with Styles slapping Strowman in the face, Strowman charges at Styles and he crashes into the corner instead. Strowman recovers and he drops Styles with a shoulder tackle, Styles rolls out of the ring and Strowman chases him back in it. Styles attacks Strowman with a ton of strikes when they got back in the ring, Strowman recovers and he nails Styles with a back body drop. Strowman then drops Anderson and Gallows, Styles fights back and he nails Strowman with a few more strikes. Strowman then drops a flying Styles with a right, Strowman sets up for a power slam until Gallows and Anderson get in the ring to attack him.

Winner: Braun Strowman, by DQ

After the match, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows continue their attack on Braun Strowman before throwing him into the ring post. Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he helps Strowman against his attackers, Rollins eventually clears the ring.

- Samoa Joe is shown backstage.

- Braun Strowman is approached by Seth Rollins backstage, Rollins says that Strowman would be his next challenger for the WWE Universal Title if it were up to him. Rollins says he wants to team with Strowman against The OC for the Raw Tag Team Titles tonight.

King Of The Ring Opening Round
Samoa Joe vs. Cesaro

The match begins with Cesaro immediately dropping Joe with a running European uppercut for a near fall, Joe fights back and he nails Cesaro with a few strikes. Joe then drops a charging Cesaro with a running back elbow strike, Cesaro then hits Joe with a springboard European uppercut for another near fall. Cesaro looks for the big swing and Joe gets free to land an enzaguri in the corner, Cesaro rolls out of the ring and Joe knocks him into the crowd with a suicide dive as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Joe and Cesaro exchanging strikes in the corner, Joe ends the exchange by dropping Cesaro. Joe holds Cesaro down while twisting away on his head, Cesaro gets up and Joe quickly drops him again. Joe goes for a senton and Cesaro rolls out of the way, Cesaro then nails Joe with a bunch of European uppercuts in the corner. Cesaro then drops Joe with a running boot to the head for a near fall, Cesaro then hits Joe with a suplex for another near fall.

Joe fights back and Cesaro knocks him out of the ring with a European uppercut, Cesaro follows Joe out of the ring to land another European uppercut. Cesaro gets Joe back in the ring before landing a top rope high cross body for a near fall, Joe recovers and he nails a charging Cesaro with a uranage followed by a senton for a near fall. Cesaro fights back and he nails Joe with more European uppercuts, Cesaro trips up Joe before landing the big swing and applying a sharp shooter. Cesaro transitions to a cross face and Joe escapes after a roll up attempt, Joe catches a leaping Cesaro in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Winner: Samoa Joe

- Highlights are shown of Drake Maverick trying to defeat Elias over the weekend to win the WWE 24/7 Title.

- Elias is in the ring and some weird audio plays over the speakers as he speaks, Elias says that tonight is his farewell performance. Elias says he cannot risk being out in front of everybody while being WWE 24/7 Champion, Elias starts his song and he stops because the first guitar doesn’t sound right. Elias wants a second guitar and the sound guy gives him a second one, R-Truth is revealed to be the sound guy and he rolls up Elias for a few near falls. R-Truth nails Elias for a scissors kick for another near fall, R-Truth grabs a guitar and Elias gets out of the ring before he can use it.

- Rey Mysterio is shown backstage.

- Charly Caruso interviews Rey Mysterio, who says he is a fortunate man with a beautiful family and a wonderful career. Mysterio says that Andrade ripping his mask off is a disgrace and a huge insult, Mysterio says his body hasn’t been responding to what he has been envisioning. Mysterio feels that all the injuries he has gathered throughout the year have been catching up to him, Mysterio says it is time for him to hang up the mask and let the new generation of superstars make their way. Mysterio’s son interrupts and he says that his father says that he would debut with him as his partner, Dominic says he wants to be able to tell his children that he teamed with his grandfather. Dominic tells his dad not to retire and Mysterio says he will still compete instead of retiring.

The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

The match begins with E immediately dropping Dawson with a clothesline, E then corners Dawson before landing a corner spear. E also drops Dawson with a back elbow strike for a near fall, Woods tags in and he double teams Dawson with E for a near fall. Dawson fights back and he drops Woods with a few strikes, Wilder tags in and he nails a cornered Woods with more strikes. Woods fights back and he nails Wilder with a rolling clothesline, E hits the ring and he works with Woods to clear the ring as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Woods knocking Wilder off the ropes, Dawson tags in and he goes to the ropes before getting knocked off by Woods. Woods then nails Dawson with a missile drop kick, E and Wilder get tagged in by their respective partners. E quickly starts clearing the ring against the opposing team, E drops Wilder before landing a running splash. E looks for the Big Ending and Dawson breaks it all up, E sets up for a spear and Randy Orton appears out of nowhere to nail him with an RKO.

Winners: The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods), by DQ

After the match, Kofi Kingston comes to the ring to battle The Revival and Randy Orton, Orton ends Kingston’s momentum by nailing him with an RKO. Xavier Woods hits the ring and The Revival work with Orton to hit him with a super RKO, Orton then makes Kingston watch as The Revival destroys the knee of Woods.

- Michael Cole interviews Sasha Banks, who says the week has been emotional for her since returning to the WWE. Banks says she looked in the mirror last week and that blue is her color, Banks talks about the response to her blue hair. Banks says she looks good and feels even better, Banks then says you’re welcome for attacking Natalya and Becky Lynch before walking away.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Fire N’ Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)

The match begins with Deville scoring a takedown on Cross and Cross gets back up to land a throat thrust, Bliss tags in and Deville rolls her up a few times for a few near falls. Rose tags in and she double teams Bliss alongside Deville for a near fall, Bliss fights back and Rose nails her with a right. Rose trips up Bliss before taunting her, Rose then nails Bliss with a drop kick followed by a knee strike for a near fall. Cross interferes and she kicks Rose in the back, Rose knocks her to the arena floor before dropping her. Bliss then nails a distracted Rose with a baseball slide drop kick, Bliss gets Rose back in the ring for a near fall on a pin attempt. Cross tags in and she double teams Rose with Bliss, Cross drops Rose before applying a straight jacket hold. Bliss tags in and she again double teams Rose with Cross, Rose recovers and she drills Bliss with another knee strike. Cross and Deville get tagged in by their respective partners, Deville quickly attacks Cross with a striking combination.

Cross fights back and Deville nails her with a spine buster, Bliss interferes and Deville nails her with a head kick. Cross then nails Deville with a spinning neck breaker for a three count.

Winners: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

- Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman are talking strategy in the locker room, Rollins tells Strowman to follow his lead to win the tag titles tonight. Strowman disagrees and says that Rollins should be following his lead before exiting the locker room.

King Of The Ring Opening Round
Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn

The match begins with Zayn dropping Alexander after landing a series of strikes, Zayn then drops Alexander with a clothesline for a near fall. Zayn then drags Alexander near the ropes to choke him on the middle rope, Alexander fights back and Zayn drops him with a back breaker for a near fall. Zayn keeps Alexander down while applying a chin lock, Alexander gets free and Zayn nails him with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Zayn keeps Alexander down while reapplying the chin lock to him, Alexander gets free and he attacks Zayn with a few strikes. Alexander then hits Zayn with a spinning elbow strike and a flying forearm strike, Alexander then takes Zayn down with a head scissors takedown. Alexander knocks Zayn out of the ring with a drop kick before landing a suicide dive, Alexander gets Zayn in the ring before landing a handpsring enzaguri and Lumbar Check for a three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

- The Street Profits are backstage and they talk about the King Of The Ring tournament, plus they talk about what happened tonight on Raw.

- Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows are complaining backstage about having to defend the tag titles tonight, AJ Styles appears to say that The OC will prove just how great they are tonight.

- Natalya is shown backstage with her arm in a sling, she says that she just came from the doctor and she says the last few weeks have been emotional. Natalya says she didn’t expect what happened with Sasha Banks last week, Sasha Banks arrives and she beats up Natalya again. Banks traps the arm of Natalya in a drawer before kicking it closed, Banks then tells Natalya to go to hell.

Raw Tag Team Championships
The OC (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) (c) w/AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman

The match begins with Strowman backing Gallows into the corner while landing a ton of strikes, Strowman then drops Gallows with a shoulder tackle. Rollins tags in and he nails Gallows with a top rope punch. Gallows recovers and he drops Rollins with a right. Anderson tags in and he corners Rollins before attacking the injured midsection, Rollins fights back and he drops Anderson with a clothesline. Gallows makes a blind tag and Rollins knocks both opponents to the arena floor, Gallow recovers and he drops Rollins on top of the barricade a few times as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Anderson wrenching away on the arm of Rollins, Rollins fights back until Anderson lands a spine buster for the near fall. Anderson places Rollins on the top rope and he follows him up there after landing a few strikes, Rollins fights back and he knocks Anderson off the ropes. Rollins then nails a dazed Anderson with a blockbuster, Gallows tags in and he attacks the ribs of Rollins before choking him on the middle rope.

Styles looks to interfere and Strowman confronts him on the arena floor, Gallows shoves a distracted Strowman into the ring post. Gallows gets back in the ring and Rollins nails him with a super kick, Anderson tags in as Rollins takes out both opponents. Rollins then sends a charging Gallows out of the ring before landing a suicide dive, Rollins hits Anderson with a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope and Styles interferes to knock him off, Gallows tags in and he works with Anderson to land an elevated neck breaker for a near fall. Anderson tags back in and Rollins fights back against both foes, Anderson then tosses Rollins out of the ring. Gallows grabs Rollins as Strowman returns to take out Gallows and Styles, Strowman tags in and he destroys Anderson with shoulder tackles. Strowman then nails Anderson with an avalanche before dropping Gallows with a shoulder tackle, Strowman nails Anderson with a running power slam for a three count.

Winners: Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman, your new Raw Tag Team Champions

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