The August 12 2019 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1368 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Beastslayer Has Arrived
UNIVERSAL FREAKIN’ CHAMPION.#RAW @WWERollins pic.twitter.com/ebVqYb5kMd— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
Seth Rollins opened the show to talk about his Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar last night at Summerslam. He said initially, he wasn’t sure he had what it took to bring down The Beast, but after some encouragement from the WWE Universe, he remembered that he’s Seth Freakin’ Rollins, and that gave him the extra push he needed to win.
But his celebration was cut short by AJ Styles and the rest of The OC, who claimed that they wanted to be the first to congratulate him, but there was a caveat. As happy as he was for Rollins and his defeat of Brock Lesnar, he also wanted that Universal Championship.
And Rollins, not being one to back down from a challenge, suggested a match later in the evening.
The Street Profits Meet Sami Zayn
.@AngeloDawkins ain’t in the mood for all this, @SamiZayn. And neither is @SamoaJoe. #RAW pic.twitter.com/RoiU18CW5w— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
The Street Profits were minding their business backstage when they were approached by Sami Zayn, who of course launched into one of his diatribes against WWE. He warned them not to stay on Raw – because it sucks the soul out of everyone who works there.
Sami began ticking off Raw’s top stars, listing reasons why they’re just not as good as they used to be because of the machine. Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford had gotten tired of Sami’s ranting, so when they saw Samoa Joe, they took the opportunity to ask Sami what he thought of the Samoan Destroyer.
Unfortunately for Sami, he didn’t realize Joe was right behind him. And by the time he did, it was too late. Joe demanded that he put his money where his mouth was in the ring right then before shoving him into an equipment container.
Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn
QUICK WORK made of @SamiZayn by @SamoaJoe 😴😴😴… #RAW pic.twitter.com/qzishDne8M— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Not wanting to be embarrassed again by the man who just punked him out backstage, Sami Zayn went straight for Joe the moment the bell rang. But this fearless approach did next to nothing to help Sami. While he may have rocked Joe for a second or two, he tapped out to Joe’s lethal Coquina Clutch shortly after.
After defeating Zayn, Joe grabbed a microphone to let the WWE Universe know how much he resented them for blaming him for attacking Roman Reigns. He could forgive Roman, as The Big Dog had apologized, but the fans have done no such thing and therefore deserve no respect, as far as Joe’s concerned.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
*IT KICKS COMMENCE*#RAW @mikethemiz pic.twitter.com/dr7l9drhI3— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
When The Miz tricked Dolph Ziggler into a Summerslam match against Goldberg last week on Raw, he promised to give him the match he thought he was getting tonight.
However, Dolph came down to the ring in street clothes, revealing that he had been battered so badly by Goldberg that he was not medically cleared to compete. He turned to leave then came back and attacked The Miz. Turns out he wasn’t as hurt as he claimed to be.
Catching Miz off guard proved effective – for a moment. But when Miz had gotten his feet back under him, he launched into an explosive series of attacks, beating Miz to an absolute pulp.
Dolph turned things around with a pinning attempt and even hit a Zigzag, but Miz kicked out. Ziggler prepared for the superkick, but Miz dodged it, responding with a Figure Four. And when Miz refused to let up, Dolph Ziggler tapped out.
Just like last night, as Miz made his way back up the ramp, Dolph Ziggler kept talking smack, so Miz came back with a Skull Crushing Finale, keeping Ziggler down for good.
Winner: The Miz
Elias vs. Ricochet
THE SICKENING THUD.#RAW @KingRicochet @IAmEliasWWE pic.twitter.com/JSCsa5x6Tb— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Deeply annoyed that Edge had the nerve to interrupt his stellar musical performance at Summerslam, Elias wanted to go ahead and get that part out of the way, as it appeared to be a trend.
He invited whoever was going to interrupt him to come out before his song, but no one came. Then, of course, he had no sooner strummed the first chord than Ricochet’s music hit. Ricochet went for the top shelf insults – Elias sucks. And since those are fighting words, a match broke out.
Soon after the bell, Elias began grinding Ricochet down, rag dolling him around the ring until Ricochet turned the tables with his signature high-flying offense. Aiming to put an exclamation point on the sequence, Ricochet dove to the floor, but Elias got out of the way, causing Ricochet to slam into the concrete.
But this didn’t slow him down for long. Back in the ring, Ricochet connected with a kick to the side of Elias’ head, then flipped from the top rope, trapping Elias in a crucifix pin and winning the match. However, one of Elias’ shoulders were up when Ricochet won, which will certainly lead to more Elias/Ricochet matches in the future.
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Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade
2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match
THERE’S ONE.#RAW @reymysterio pic.twitter.com/fGbF8xpAda— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Andrade started things off with a kick to Mysterio’s face. Mysterio came back quickly, setting Andrade up for a 619, but Zelina grabbed his leg as he ran the ropes, giving Andrade enough time to recover and pin Mysterio for the first fall. With his feet on the ropes. And Zelina helping.
Mysterio came back with a hurricanrana from the top rope off the apron, sending Andrade to the floor. But this daring attack barely won Rey a one-count. Zelina screamed as Mysterio caught Andrade with a Code Red, but Andrade again kicked out.
Mysterio got the 619, but when he tried to follow up with the frog splash, Andrade got his knees up, allowing him to hit his Hammerlock DDT and take the second fall for himself, winning the match.
Stone Cold Gives His Stamp of Approval
OH HELL YEAH.@steveaustinBSR is LIVE with @MichaelCole on #RAW dishing out his thoughts on @WWERollins‘ #UniversalTitle win at #SummerSlam! pic.twitter.com/E1axgNxtq0— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Stone Cold Steve Austin skyped Michael Cole to talk about the Universal Championship Match between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar at Summerslam. He said that he had a great amount of respect for Seth Rollins for giving the match and the moment everything he had and taking the victory because of it.
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew McIntyre
His name is @CedricAlexander, and he WILL find any way to land a DDT. #RAW pic.twitter.com/5mkYMGQNII— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
Drew McIntyre promised to kick Cedric’s head off before the match, but once the bell rang, a very different story unfolded. Cedric Alexander took the upper hand almost immediately, ironically kicking Drew Mcintyre in the head multiple times.
McIntyre came back with his usual vicious strikes, but Cedric kicked him in the head again, following it up with a DDT, which gained him a near fall. Drew got back at Cedric with a brutal top rope maneuver, throwing him out of the ring and sending him face-first into the ring post.
Cedric then lifted Drew up for a lumbar check and almost won via count-out because of it. In a possibly even more impressive move, Cedric flung Drew from the top rope in a Spanish Fly, but it still didn’t win him the victory. Exhausted and beaten down, Drew McIntyre gathered the little strength he had left for a ferocious Claymore Kick, taking the victory.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
No Way Jose vs. Robert Roode
This is what @RealRobertRoode does BEST. #RAW pic.twitter.com/qJ9EuKKncn— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
Robert Roode drove Jose into the corner the moment the match began, raining down strikes on the conga king. Jose got in a shot or two, but Roode quickly took the win with his Glorious DDT.
Winner: Robert Roode
Paul Heyman is Speechless
NO rematches for @BrockLesnar against #UniversalChampion means @HeymanHustle is in a MOOD. #RAW pic.twitter.com/eQUku5MAGJ— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Charly Caruso approached Paul Heyman backstage to ask about Brock Lesnar’s losing the Universal Championship. Heyman announced that WWE had informed him that Lesnar would be receiving no rematches for Rollins’ title. He was so upset by this news that he was at a loss for words and retreated into Lesnar’s dressing room to avoid further questions.
Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik) vs. The Revival
The #247Championship pursuit is ON!#RAW @RonKillings @CarmellaWWE @WWEMaverick pic.twitter.com/FzQBJ2uELi— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
Lince Dorado kicked things off for his team against Dash Wilder, who almost instantly enlisted the help of his tag partner, Scott Dawson, to wear Dorado down. Soon after the match began, however, R-Truth and Carmella interrupted the match, causing a disqualification as they attempted to escape the crowd of 24/7 title hopefuls.
Dawson and Dash took the opportunity to hit Truth with a Hart Attack, becoming co-24/7 Champions. Kalisto came close to taking it with a Solida del Sol on Dawson, but Dash pulled him away from the pin.
In all the confusion, Truth was able to get his title back and run off backstage with Carmella. As they celebrated, Elias snuck up from behind, smashed a guitar over Truth’s back, and took the championship for himself.
A Shocking Return
NEW HAIR, NEW BOSS.@SashaBanksWWE is on ANOTHER LEVEL right now. #RAW pic.twitter.com/cWeBS3fYeP— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
Natalya came down to the ring to announce that she had a “dislocated elbow” from her match against Becky Lynch last night at Summerslam. She was disappointed that she lost, but she knew that her dad was proud of her and was smiling down from heaven.
At this, Sasha Banks made her surprise return to WWE, joining Natalya in the ring for an embrace…before brutally attacking Natalya. She ripped off her wig and outfit, revealing a brand new look and hammering Natalya some more.
Becky Lynch ran down to make the save and caught a barrage of chair shots for her trouble.
The Viking Raiders vs. Carter Mason and Sebastian Suave
They don’t care where you land. They just wanna throw ya.#RAW #VikingRaiders @Erik_WWE @Ivar_WWE pic.twitter.com/Q4vJNPAnRz— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
Out to inflict the most damage possible, The Viking Raiders dragged the match out much longer than necessary, opting to continue the abuse rather than take the pin. But eventually, after a satisfactory amount of gore, Erik and Ivar decided it was time and took the win.
Winner: The Viking Raiders
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c) vs. Asuka and Kairi Sane
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
FLY, KAIRI, FLY!#RAW @KairiSaneWWE pic.twitter.com/AGYuvCd5fD— WWE (@WWE) August 13, 2019
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Alexa Bliss started off by shoving Kairi Sane. It quickly became clear that this was a poor decision, as Kairi and Asuka worked together to beat her down.
Back from commercial, Nikki Cross was the in the ring and having a little bit more luck against The Warriors, but Asuka soon had the upper hand yet again, driving her boots into Nikki’s chest.
Alexa Bliss got a blind tag, nearly taking the victory by catching Asuka off guard, but Kairi Sane broke up the pin. Kairi was milliseconds from taking the titles for her team with an Insane Elbow, but Alexa made sure that the referee didn’t complete the three count.
Alexa Bliss took Asuka out at ringside, allowing Nikki to hit Kairi Sane with her swinging neckbreaker, The Purge, setting Alexa up for the Twisted Bliss. And this devastating combo brought them to victory.
Winner: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
TURNING POINT TIME for @WWERollins? #RAW pic.twitter.com/L6LLve3XoE— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) August 13, 2019
AJ Styles came into the match looking cocky as ever but was forced to get a little more serious when Seth Rollins got the better of him in the opening moments. He couldn’t get too far ahead, however, as Gallows and Anderson made sure to put a damper on any momentum he was able to gain.
Back from commercial, AJ Styles was hitting Rollins with a vicious neckbreaker and tried to follow it up with a Styles Clash on the apron, but Rollins escaped. Rollins came back with a nasty rolling elbow and prepared for a frog splash, so Anderson distracted the referee while Gallows shoved Rollins from the top rope.
The referee ejected Gallows and Anderson, but they were soon back in the ring and attacking Seth Rollins, who very obviously had control, and caused a disqualification. The OC went to work pummeling Seth Rollins until Ricochet ran down to save him – and they clobbered him too.
Braun Strowman saw the carnage from backstage and marched down to put a stop to it, slamming AJ Styles into the mat after taking out Gallows and Anderson. Strowman brought Rollins his Universal Championship, taking a second to consider his actions but ultimately deciding to stand tall with Rollins and Ricochet.
Winner: Seth Rollins (via disqualification)
WWE Raw August 12 2019
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What letter grade would you give tonight’s show? #RAW— Rumble Ramble (@TheRumbleRamble) August 13, 2019