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WWE Raw Results: August 26 2019

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The August 26 2019 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, 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 #1370 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

The Boss is Back

The new Sasha Banks opened the show, and after a video recapping her recent actions played on the screen, she decided to finally reveal why she did what she did.

She informed the WWE Universe that the rumors were true, she left for four months because she was angry at the position she had been given. But she didn’t care about losing the tag team championships because she didn’t care about the titles in the first place, her sites had always been set higher.

And she was frustrated that she had to sit by and watch while Becky Lynch was handed all of her dreams. Banks then switched to discussing her attacks on Natalya, but couldn’t get through her speech, as Natalya ran down to get revenge.

A brawl instantly broke out between Banks and Natalya, which officials struggled to break up as the show went to commercial.

Ricochet vs. Drew McIntyre

King of the Ring Tournament: Round 1

Hoping to get the early advantage over Drew McIntyre, Ricochet launched himself toward his opponent the moment the bell rang, but McIntyre was unmoved. Not only did McIntyre seem completely unaffected by the attempted takedown, but he also proceeded to use his size and strength advantage to ragdoll Ricochet around the ring.

And when Ricochet tried to make a comeback with a dive to the floor, McIntyre simply stepped out of the way, throwing Ricochet into the barricade in response.

Back from commercial, Ricochet was doing his best to make a comeback, and though it took quite a bit of effort due to the damage that had already been inflicted by McIntyre, he was able to bring McIntyre down, once in the ring and once on the floor, hitting a second attempt at his dive.

But McIntyre could feel the action slipping away from him, and came at Ricochet twice as hard, even kicking out of a pin after Ricochet’s standing shooting star press.

McIntyre powered up for the Claymore Kick, but Ricochet caught him halfway across the ring with a kick of his own. The One and Only then showed an incredible amount of perseverance, kicking out of a pin after a disgusting pop-up powerbomb.

Finally, with a Recoil immediately followed by a 630, Ricochet kept the Scottish Psychopath down for good.

Winner: Ricochet

An Interview With the Champs

New Raw Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman, met Sarah Schrieber backstage, to discuss their win over The OC last week. Rollins was focused on defending the Tag Titles with his new teammate, but Braun Strowman had other things on his mind.

Staring at Rollins’ Universal Championship instead of participating in the discussion, Braun Strowman seemed to be completely disinterested in the Tag Title slung over his shoulder.

Rollins picked up on this and asked Braun if he wanted to challenge him for the Universal Title, to which Braun, of course, said yes. WWE made the match official right after the interview, setting it to take place at Clash of Champions.

Baron Corbin vs. The Miz

King of the Ring Tournament: Round 1

Before the match, The Miz cut a promo about the accolades he has accumulated since beginning his career in WWE, but that it was not enough, because he hadn’t won it all quite yet.

And in his snazzy new outfit, Baron Corbin kicked off the match by bringing Miz as far from the goal as possible, beating him down for the entire first portion of the action.

However, at some point during the commercial, The Miz had begun to chip away at the Lone Wolf, and seemed much better off than he had previously. Baron Corbin hit a Deep Six and nearly beat Miz, but Miz kicked out. He went for the Skull Crushing Finale in response, which Baron avoided.

Miz blocked an End of Days, coming back with a series of It Kicks, then successfully got a Skull Crushing Finale, but Baron powered out, rolling out of the ring to avoid a pin.

With Baron back in the ring, The Miz lept from the top rope, but Baron was ready, dodging the attack and catching Miz in an End of Days, winning the match and progressing in the tournament.

Winner: Baron Corbin

Nikki Cross vs. Bayley

To get revenge on Bayley for ruining A Moment of Bliss last week, Nikki Cross volunteered to teach her respect this week on Raw. Surprisingly, Alexa Bliss wasn’t at ringside to “cheer her partner on,” but that didn’t stop Nikki Cross from pummeling Bayley to the best of her ability.

But Bayley isn’t the SmackDown Women’s Champion for nothing and fought back until she had the better of Nikki Cross, and the absence of Alexa Bliss meant no interference, allowing Bayley to hit her elbow drop shenanigan-free and take the victory.

Winner: Bayley

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The Viking Raiders vs. The B-Team

Tag Team Turmoil Match

Though The B-Team was able to get a bit of offense in against Erik early on in the match, The Viking Raiders quickly came back with The Viking Experience, taking the win.

Winner: The Viking Raiders

The Viking Raiders vs. The OC

Tag Team Turmoil Match

Knowing a difficult task lay ahead of them, Gallows and Anderson wasted no time going after Erik and Ivar, double-teaming them before splitting their efforts between the men. Unfortunately, the brawl between the four men caused a double-disqualification, meaning both teams were eliminated from the match.

Winner: N/A (Double Disqualification)

Lucha House Party vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler

Tag Team Turmoil Match

With both of the previous teams disqualified, this match featured both a fresh Lucha House Party and Roode and Ziggler.

And Lucha House Party gave it their best shot, but after a very short match, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode advanced to the next opponent.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. The Revival

Tag Team Turmoil Match

Lucha House Party proved a rather easy opponent for Ziggler and Roode, but The Revival was not going down without a fight, Scott Dawson keeping up with everything Dolph Ziggler could throw at him to start the match.

Robert Roode tagged in when Ziggler was unable to bring down their opponents on his own, Roode and Ziggler using rapid tags in an effort to take Dawson down.

Though The Revival came close to victory, Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode’s collective determination to prove themselves gave them the edge they needed to defeat the Top Guys.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder

Tag Team Turmoil Match

Curt Hawkins started off strong, leveling both Ziggler and Roode before tagging in Zack Ryder, who went for a pin on Ziggler, but the Show-Off kicked out.

And that near fall would be the only shining moment for Hawkins and Ryder, who would go on to lose the match seconds later.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery

Tag Team Turmoil Match

Exhausted from their efforts to this point, Ziggler and Roode tried to call for a timeout before the start of the match, but there are no timeouts in WWE, and the match started anyway.

Big Tucky went to work on Dolph Ziggler right away, handing him off (literally) to Otis when he kicked out of a pin. Tucker went for another finishing attempt but was tripped by Robert Roode and fell out of the ring.

Using Tucker’s own momentum against him, Roode gained control of the match, working together with Ziggler to wear Tucker down. When Tucker eventually made it to his corner, things went downhill in a hurry for Ziggler and Roode, as Otis came into the match full steam.

After planting Dolph Ziggler into the mat, then throwing him into Roode, Otis hit a Caterpillar on Ziggler. Roode tried to take Otis down with a roll-up, but Otis broke free, setting Roode up for the Compactor with Tucker. Ziggler hit Tucker with a superkick, taking him out, then Zigzag’d Otis on top of him, leaving Roode to connect with his Glorious DDT, winning the match and the Tag Team Championship opportunity.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode

Sasha Banks vs. Natalya

As expected, Natalya made a beeline toward Sasha Banks, so determined to get payback for the harsh words and actions from Banks since her return that the referee had to physically restrain her until the bell rang.

Natalya came close to victory with a massive suplex after beating Banks down, but Sasha Banks came back with a vengeance, slinging Natalya’s “injured” arm into a ring post before stomping on it back in the ring.

With a vicious Banks Statement in the middle of the ring, wrapping Natalya’s bad arm into the submission when she tried to escape, Sasha Banks won the match, taking another step toward Becky Lynch and her Raw Women’s Championship.

But she didn’t stop there. After leaving the ring, Banks had a better idea, charging back into the ring to lock in a second Banks Statement to an already incapacitated Natalya.

Winner: Sasha Banks

Cedric Alexander vs. Cesaro

Cesaro and Cedric Alexander set the tone of the match from the jump, throwing disrespectful strikes at one another before Cesaro took the upper hand. Alexander came back with a dive to the floor, then threw a sick diving elbow back in the ring.

The two flew from the ring when Alexander went for a takedown, momentarily putting both competitors out of action, but Cesaro was quick to renew his efforts against Alexander, smashing his knee into the LED board under the ring.

Cesaro superplexed Cedric from the top rope, following it up with a Sharpshooter, but Cedric broke free of the submission. With a standing Spanish fly, Alexander came close to victory, and when Cesaro kicked out and went for another Sharpshooter, Alexander threw him from the ring.

Cesaro lept back in, right into one of Alexander’s devastating Lumbar Checks, and lost the match, giving Cedric a boost of momentum going into his King of the Ring match against Baron Corbin next week.

This is one that you really need to watch for yourself, as it was so action-packed that writing doesn’t do it justice.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

Braun Strowman vs. AJ Styles

United States Championship Match

Jealous that Seth Rollins is the only member of their newly formed team to be a double champion, Braun Strowman bulldozed AJ Styles right at the start, throwing him out of the ring before slamming him down to the mat. He would have taken the win then and there, but Styles got his foot on the ropes at the last second.

Needless to say, it became very clear very fast that, without The OC at his back, AJ Styles was much less of a challenge for The Monster Among Men.

But back from commercial, Styles had begun to use his agility to his advantage, wearing down Strowman’s legs while using his own power against him when he could. With a moonsault, Styles gained a near fall, but Strowman persevered.

Before Strowman could regain any steam, Styles locked in a calf crusher, which Strowman powered out of, but not before Styles had done serious damage to his leg. Styles kicked Strowman in the back, launching the referee from the apron in the process, a situation which he took advantage of by clawing Strowman’s eyes and hitting a low blow, then rolling to ringside for a steel chair.

Strowman slammed Styles, pinning him for well over a three count, but the referee was still unconscious. The OC saw their opportunity and interfered. Strowman beat them back, grabbing the steel chair for himself – just in time for the referee to wake up and disqualify him.

This angered Strowman to the extent that, after chasing the referee away, he grabbed the steel chair and destroyed the entire OC, including AJ Styles, who he came back to for a little extra punishment.

Winner: AJ Styles (via disqualification)

Raw Results (August 26 2019)

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