WWE Monday Night RAW Results – August 19, 2019: King of The Ring Tournament Begins


Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe

Cesaro starts with a major uppercut that knocks Joe into the corner for a 2 count. Joe responds with a few chops and Cesaro gets some shots of his own. Joe gets a high elbow. Cesaro gets a flying uppercut for a 1 count. Cesaro preps for the Swing but Joe fights out. Joe gets a knife edge chop and sends Joe into the corner for a clothesline and enziguri combo. Joe gets a diving forearm on Cesaro that sends him over the barricade into the crowd. We cut to commercial.

Back from commercial and Joe has Cesaro in a headlock. Cesaro fights out and gets a series of uppercuts in the corner and gets a big boot for 2. Cesaro tries to deadlift suplex Joe onto his feet. He stumbles, but he eventually gets it for 2. Joe gets some chops but Cesaro responds with another uppercut. Cesaro runs around the ring and gets another uppercut. He then gets a flying crossbody for 2. Joe gets a corner Urinagi and a senton for 2.

Cesaro with more uppercuts and gets the Swing briefly before going into the Sharpshooter. Cesaro shifts into a crossface before Joe counters into a pin for 2. Back drop attempt on Cesaro but he lands on his feet. Cesaro goes for another springboard uppercut but Joe counters into the Coquina Clutch and that’s all. Joe advances

Winner: Samoa Joe

Later tonight, Sasha Banks’ interview to come, The New Day vs. The Revival and Cedric Alexander vs. Sami Zayn. Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman vs. The OC for the RAW Tag Team Titles is also made official.

We get video of a failed 24/7 victory attempt by Drake Maverick on Elias. Elias is in the ring and he tries to speak but there is feedback from his mic. He says tonight is a night that we won’t forget, because tonight is Elias’ Farewell Performance. He says he has so much going on before being cut off by the mic again. He says being 24/7 Champion and other responsibilities is a risk he can’t take, so he will leave us with an unforgettable emotional ballad. He says to silence cellphones, hold applause and shut our mouths. The guitar is not functioning correctly and Elias requests a new guitar. A guitar is thrown in the ring and Elias requests him to get in the ring and hand him the good one. The new guitar is handed to him before Elias shoves him away.

The hooded figure who hands him the guitar is revealed to be R-Truth. He reveals another hooded figure who is a referee. Truth tries a series of covers but both only get 2. R-Truth gets a Scissors Kick, but that only gets 2 as well. Truth goes for the guitar and attempts to hit Elias with it, but Elias escapes. Up next, Rey Mysterio addresses rumors of retirement.

Back from commercial, we get Rey’s interview. Rey Mysterio reflects on his career, the injuries that he he’s had, and he talks about how his body doesn’t seem to be responding anymore. He says that what Andrade did was a disgrace, and he says he knew one day he’d have to retire, but he never thought that day would be today. Rey says it’s time to hang up the mask and gets ready to take it off before his son, Dominic, comes and implores him to stay, talking about how he was raised. Rey says he’ll do it for Dominic and he’ll stay in WWE. They hug it out.

The New Day vs. The Revival

Wilder starts with some clotheslines in the corner before Woods gets the advantage. Woods and Big E hit a series of double team moves and clothesline both members of the Revival out of the ring. Back from commercial, we see Woods and Wilder on the top rope. Woods fights out of it. Big E tags in and goes wild. He hits a splash on Wilder. Big E then goes for another move, but Randy Orton comes out of nowhere to hit an RKO. Kofi Kingston comes down for the save and takes out The Revival but Orton gets an RKO from behind. Woods ambushes Orton, but The Revival lead him into another RKO.

Scott Dawson has Woods in a leg lock while Wilder is on the top rope. Orton shoves Kofi and he forces him to watch Wilder brutally attack Woods’ knee from the top rope. Orton and The Revival pose on the ropes.

Next we have our interview with Sasha Banks. Michael Cole asks Sasha to explain her actions. Sasha says it’s been a crazy, emotional week for her and she wants to explain from the beginning. Last week, Sasha looked in the mirror and told herself that blue is her color. Sasha says she looks good, feels better and wants to show up and show out. Cole says no one is talking about her blue hair, but that she attacked her friend grieving over her father’s death. Cole asks why she chose last week to do the attack. Banks says “you’re welcome” and ends the interview.

Out come Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. They are taking on Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville next.

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose

Deville with a front facelook on Cross to star, but Cross escapes before tagging in Bliss. Deville gets a series of covers that each get 1 counts. Rose and Deville get a series of kicks before shoving her to the ground. A cover gets two. Rose gets a hard shot to the face and a back elbow. Rose gets a dropkick and a running knee to the face on Bliss for two. Bliss forces Rose into the ropes before Cross gets a knee from behind. Rose takes out Cross from the outside but Bliss gets a baseball slide and goes to work on Rose. Cover gets a 2 count.

Cross tags in and she gets a clothesline before Bliss gets a slap and retreat. Cross gets a headlock on Rose and shakes her around. More tag team moves from Cross and Bliss before Rose catches Bliss with a high knee. Bliss tags in Cross and Rose tags in Deville. Sonya gets a series of clothleslines, kicks and a shot to the face. Cross takes out Rose, but Deville gets a spinebuster on Cross. Cross gets a twisting neckbreaker and that’s it.

Winners: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

Backstage, we see Seth and Braun preparing for their match. Seth is talking strategy, but Braun is staring at Rollins’ Universal Title in the background. Seth notices as he says that Braun has to focus on tonight and follow his lead so they could become champions. Braun says he is focused, but that Seth has to follow his lead and he’ll lead them to victory.

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