WWE RAW Results May 13th, 2019: Winners, Grades, Video Highlights for latest Monday Night Raw

It was an explosive episode of Monday Night RAW
It was an explosive episode of Monday Night RAW

RAW kicked off at the O2 Arena in London with a very special episode of Miz TV. The Miz welcomed his special guest and the first Wildcard entry of the night, Roman Reigns. The two spoke about Reigns' upcoming match with Elias and called him a glorified wedding singer.

The topic then changed to Shane McMahon and the 'Best in the World' came out to remind the Superstars that he ran the show. Bobby Lashley and Elias attacked Miz and Reigns from behind and a fight broke out which was later officiated as a match.


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Roman Reigns & The Miz vs. Elias & Bobby Lashley


Elias kicked things off in the ring with The Miz and Shane was their cheerleader. The Miz was quick to tag Roman Reigns in. Elias rolled out of the ring and then tagged in Bobby Lashley. They had a battle of power in the corner, but the referee called for a clean break, prompting Lashley to flex his muscles.

Roman Reigns then took the fight to Lashley and took him to the corner, hitting a series of strikes. The Miz tagged himself in and worked with Roman Reigns to splash on Lashley. He hit the "It" kicks on both Elias and Lashley, but the Almighty one caught him and took him down via a little assistance from Elias.

Roman Reigns was about to tag in but Shane McMahon attacked him, prompting the referee to call off the match.

Result: Roman Reigns & The Miz def. Elias & Bobby Lashley by DQ

The trio tried to isolate The Miz and gang up on him outside, but Roman Reigns dove to the outside, neutralizing them. The odds were stacked against the babyfaces, but The Miz returned with a steel chair and took them out.

Match rating: A

Sami Zayn and Shane were arguing backstage and Strowman was called by McMahon who set a match between the two after a request from Sami. Zayn wanted Strowman's spot in the Money in the Bank match if he won and Shane agreed and so did Strowman.


Mojo Rawley vs. Apollo Crews


Apollo Crews did a summersault but busted his knee right as the match began. He continued to compete but stood no chance against Mojo, who hit his knees followed by a big right and then a slam to the mat, getting an easy three-count.

Result: Mojo Rawley def. Apollo Crews

Match rating: C

Backstage, we found out that Alexa Bliss lost her bags on the way to London and ran into Nikki Cross. Few seconds of regrettable acting later, Alexa convinced Nikki to take her place in tonight's Fatal Four-Way match. It looked like even Nikki had little clue about how it all happened.


Contract signing ends in disaster


Charlotte and Lacey Evans were out to sign the Money in the Bank contracts and Becky Lynch came out last. The Champ got into a riff-raff with the challengers as Michael Cole made it clear that Becky was in for one hell of a double-title defense against the two as the three kept bickering.

Becky kept taunting Lacey, trying to get her to attack the champ with the Woman's Right and after the signing, Evans flipped the table and attacked Becky. Becky went for the disarmher but Charlotte stepped in as well. charlotte and Evans powerbombed Becky through the table before posing with either title belt as the segment ended.

Segment rating: B

Baron Corbin vs. Ricochet


Ricochet started off strong against Corbin, evading his offense with his trademark athleticism. Corbin went down with a crossbody. Baron Corbin was in control after the break, having slowed Ricochet down. Ricochet splashed on Corbin but it wasn't enough.

Corbin hit the deep six after catching Ricochet mid-run. Ricochet planted Corbin with a DDT and he too, got frustrated. Ricochet tried to go for the 630 but Corbin got up on time. He did still get him down and hit the standing shooting star press, but Corbin kicked out. A frustrated Ricochet tried to continue his offence to finish Corbin, but was caught and flipped around into an End of Days.

Result: Baron Corbin def. Ricochet

After the match, Corbin put the ladder in the ring and began the ascent. Ricochet got up on time and pushed the ladder down. His face smashed into the ropes and Ricochet got a small measure of revenge.

Match rating: C

Backstage, Rey Mysterio called out Joe for approaching his son behind him last week. Cesaro, of all people, came out to defend Joe. Cesaro taunted Rey into attacking him in the lockers and the officials had to come and pry them apart.


Still backstage, AJ Styles was giving an interview about his Universal Title match and said that he didn't mean to hit Rollins last week. He mentioned that he still hasn't lost the chip on his shoulder and that Rollins should watch out.


Nikki Cross vs Naomi vs Natalya vs Dana Brooke


The four women went at it, with Naomi trying to get the better of Dana Brooke. Nikki Cross trapped Natalya between the ring apron and the cover. Naomi splashed on all 3 competitors outside.

Natalya had Dana Brooke locked in above her body, balancing her hands and legs. Nikki Cross was ready to splash but Naomi pushed her down and hit the bulldog on Dana Brooke, breaking Natalya's hold. Naomi came close to pinning Nikki Cross and stopped Natalya in her tracks. She did the same for Dana Brooke and then hit a rear view to Natalya and Nikki Cross. She hit the split-legged moonsault, but Dana Brooke broke it up. She then took out a ladder. She set up the ladder outside but Natalya took her out and Natalya was speared in between the set-up ladder. Dana Brooke climbed to the top of the ladder and jumped on all of them.

Nikki Cross took advantage and brought Natalya to the ring, hitting a fishermen's neckbreaker and getting the win.

Result: Nikki Cross def. Naomi, Natalya and Dana Brooke

Alexa Bliss helped Nikki Cross set up the ladder. She prevented Nikki from climbing and ascends herself, unhooking the briefcase.

Match rating: B

Rey Mysterio vs. Cesaro

Mysterio started off strong but Cesaro caught Mysterio outside and a counter by the legendary luchador saw Cesaro going headfirst into the barricade. Cesaro had Mysterio in a 619 position. We've seen him do the Swiss-One-Nine before but never on Mysterio. He tumbled while doing it and Mysterio evaded it. Rey sent Cesaro flying, neck-first, with a sunset flip powerbomb.

Rey set up for the 619 after a good number of counters from the Swiss Cyborg. Rey hit his signature and then the frog splash to finish off his opponent for good.

Result: Rey Mysterio def. Cesaro

Match rating: B

Backstage, The Revival had a message for the Usos.

Bray Wyatt returned with another epiosde pof Firefly Funhouse but this time things got a little too weird, even for a fake kids show.


Still backstage, Seth Rollins was confident that he will beat AJ Styles at Money in the Bank.

Braun Strowman vs. Sami Zayn - Fall Counts Anywhere match

The match started off with Strowman throwing Zayn all over the ring before the men headed outside and finally up to the stands, brawling amongst the screaming fans. Braun took a few 'adult beverages' from the audience and flung them at Zayn. The two proceeded to the merch stands and Sami came at Braun with a trashcan.

The Monster threw Zayn into a concrete pillar before Baron Corbin attacked Braun repeatedly with a trashcan and helped Sami pin him twice but Braun kicked out both times. The match proceeded to the parking lot and Drew McIntyre attacked Strowman, hitting a DDT through a steel chair.

Drew aided Sami with the pin and Braun kicked out yet again, shocking everyone. Braun took out Drew and came back out to the stage, attacking Sami with steel chairs. Baron and Drew sent Strowman through a ladder, snapping it in two.

They dragged Sami on top of Braun and finally managed to pin the Monster.

Result: Sami Zayn def. Braun Strowman and will join the Money in the Bank ladder match

Strowman recovered and send Sami through a table after Baron turned on Zayn and threw him out to face the Monster.

Match rating: A

Episode rating B

A disapointing second hour but ended with one of the most entertaining matches this year.

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Edited by Alan John
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