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WWE Monday Night Raw Results – April 22, 2019: New Era Begins

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Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.

We are in Des Moines, Iowa and your announcers are Renee Young, Corey Graves, and Michael Cole.

Triple H makes his way to the ring to start things off.

Before Hunter can talk, Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.


Seth says this whole thing is surreal. To stand here in the middle of this ring in his home state, after everything they have been through together. To be standing here with this around his waist, it does not get more surreal. Two weeks ago at Wrestlemania, he was in the fight of his life and he did what he said he would do. He slayed the beast and brought the title home.


Hunter says Seth did just that. You walked into Wresetlemania a Kingslayer and you walked out a BeastSlayer. You stomped Brock’s head into the ring. Seth reminds Hunter he did it three times. Hunter says Seth did it until he became the Universal Champion. Here you stand in your home state, but now the landscape has changed. Through the Superstar Shakeup, you are the champion and the standard bearer. You are the measuring stick. Everyone is gunning for you.

Seth sys he knows that and Money in the Bank is right around the corner. If anyone knows a thing or two about that contract is him because he cashed it in successfully and it changed his career. He also had it cashed in on him. He will never let that happen again.

Hunter tells Seth not to put the cart before the horse. You should not worry about who is going to win Money in the Bank, you should worry about your opponent at Money in the Bank.


Seth says he is expecting Paul has been blowing up Hunter’s phone, but Hunter says he has not heard from Paul.


Seth asks what is next.

Hunter says we will find out tonight. He says the best of the best have landed on Raw. They will compete in two triple threat matches and the winners will advance to the main event and the winner of that match will face you at Money in the Bank.

Seth says if it is the best of the best. . .

Samoa Joe interrupts and he makes his way to the ring.

Joe says he seems to have missed his invitation. Joe says he does what he wants when he wants. Your US Champion Samoa Joe has arrived on Raw. He says Becky Lynch has an interesting concept with the double championship. Joe says he has room for one more on his shoulders.


Rey Mysterio comes out and he says Joe is not the only former Smackdown superstar to come to Raw. Rey says he did not come to Raw to drop knowledge. He has a mind in store. It will be set after tonight. At Money in the Bank, it is him versus Seth.

Drew McIntyre comes out and he says he does not give a damn about what you think you deserve. He does not care what the people think about the fresh new matchups. He has been spending the last year getting rid of the dead weight and he has not had a title match. Drew says it is his time. Drew says that Hunter said that Seth is the measuring stick. Seth is Universal Champion because you got to Brock before him. You know what he is capable of. He will win tonight and become the Universal Champion at Money in the Bank.

Miz comes out and he says the A Lister is back on Raw. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Miz says that Seth has something that he wants. Miz says he has had a reboot thanks to the man who calls himself the best in the world. Miz says he is not the same man. Miz says that he can be a many worthy of the Universal Championship and he cannot think of a more must see match to headline Money in the Bank than Seth Rollins versus The Miz.


Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring. Baron says he will put it in perspective for all of you. Baron says he is the most deserving man to challenge Seth. You may have slayed the beast, but I retired a legend. Baron asks Drew if he ever beat an Olympic Gold Medalist in his farewell match at Wrestlemania. He asks Miz and Rey the same question.

AJ Styles interrupts and he makes his way to the ring. AJ asks Corbin if he ever shuts up. Your face is almost as annoying as your voice. Speaking of annoying, everyone in the ring has forgotten that AJ Styles is on Raw. Haven’t we Seth? He is going to win his match and then he will face the winner of the other match. They will find out why Smackdown was the house that AJ Styles built. This is Raw so he is going to give the WWE Universe what they want. At Money at the Bank, it will be Seth Rollins versus AJ Styles for the Universal Championship.

Seth asks Hunter if this is what he was talking about. Everybody gunning for him. Seth says he is ready and it does not matter which of you he faces because in case you forgot, he is Seth Freaking Rollins and he will burn it down.


Match Number One: Rey Mysterio versus AJ Styles versus Samoa Joe in a Qualifying Match to Determine who will be wrestling Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank

Joe chops AJ after sending Rey aside. Rey with an enzuigiri to Joe and forearms. AJ punches Rey and AJ with a hard Irish whip to Rey. AJ with a forearm into the corner on Joe. AJ sends Rey into Joe and Rey with a rana. Rey with kicks to AJ’s leg but AJ with a back breaker. AJ with a knee to send Joe to the floor. AJ with a back breaker to Rey and he gets a near fall. AJ sets for a Styles Clash on Rey but Rey holds on to the ropes and Rey with a rana but Joe breaks up the cover. Joe kicks AJ and then he focuses on Rey and sends Rey into the turnbuckles. Joe with a back elbow to AJ. Joe sends Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. AJ kicks Joe.

AJ follows with punches and an Irish whip but Joe with an STJoe for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

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