Monday Night Raw (5/20/2019)

The Mix brings you Ringside Intel’s recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (5/20/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST. Time for the fallout from last night’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Money In The Bank winner Brock Lesnar comes out to the ring with his advocate Paul Heyman. Heyman talks about how everybody is throwing around their conspiracy theories regarding Lesnar’s last minute involvement in the MITB match. Heyman says the conspiracy theorists give Lesnar too much credit. It wasn’t some elaborate plan to remove Sami Zayn and take his spot. The Beast simply capitalized on an opportunity. Heyman then turns his sights on Universal Champion Seth Rollins.

He says Rollins is always looking over his shoulder in fear of Lesnar coming for him. Now that paranoia is completely founded, Heyman says, because Lesnar now has a contract which allows him to get a title match against Rollins any time he pleases. Rollins’ music hits and he comes out to the ring looking fierce. Rollins says he should be happy. He was in the fight of his life against AJ Styles last night and he won. But he’s not happy because he has to see Lesnar as the MITB briefcase holder.

Rollins doesn’t want Lesnar holding that contract over his head. He proposes that they have their title match tonight on Raw. The crowd chants “Yes!” Heyman tells the crowd not to encourage Rollins. Rollins may feel like the Sword of Damocles is hanging over his head, but Lesnar is going to play his game of anticipation. Heyman says Rollins can just wait patiently like everyone else. Rollins gets in Lesnar’s face and says he doesn’t have the guts to face him. Lesnar pushes Rollins and Rollins keeps talking trash.

The two men are in each other’s faces and Heyman says Rollins isn’t even worthy of facing Lesnar again. How does Rollins know Lesnar will even cash in the briefcase against him? Maybe Lesnar will decide to face WWE Champion Kofi Kingston instead. At this, Kofi Kingston’s music hits and out comes the other world champion. Kofi says he’s not trying to come out and steal Rollins’ thunder, but he wants to establish his legacy. Kofi wants to be remembered as one of the best WWE Champions of all time and he can’t do that unless he faces the best.

So Kofi tells Lesnar, if he’s going to cash that briefcase in tonight, then he wants Lesnar to cash it in on him. Heyman says it’s very interesting to see the two world champions both auditioning to face the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar. Heyman adds that he has inside word that the two champs are not done tonight, and the MITB winner isn’t going anywhere. The Beast is yet to come, says Heyman. And with that, Lesnar and Heyman take their leave as Kofi and Rollins look on.


Mick Foley arrives with a new championship title, which will be revealed later tonight.


Triple H tells Kofi and Rollins that they’ll be teaming up in tag action later against Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin.


Singles Match: Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman

They battle to the backstage area and Zayn tries to get Bobby Lashley to help him, but he and Strowman simply stare each other down. Strowman says he’ll deal with Lashley later. They battle back to the ring and Strowman finishes Zayn off.

Winner: Braun Strowman


Lars Sullivan comes out to be interviewed but the Lucha House Party comes out to attack him. Sullivan ends up decimating all three of them.


Singles Match: Ricochet vs. Cesaro

Ricochet’s body is all taped up after last night’s MITB ladder match. Cesaro hits the Neutralizer for the finish.

Winner: Cesaro


AJ Styles cuts a promo but gets interrupted by Baron Corbin. Styles ends up slapping Corbin in the face.


Roman Reigns comes out to the ring, but before he can start talking, Shane McMahon comes out. Shane says he’s officially done with The Miz and is setting his sights on Reigns for what he did to Vince McMahon. Reigns challenges Shane to a match tonight and Shane asks the crowd what they think. The crowd cheers loudly for it. Shane takes his shirt off and start walking down the aisle but then he says, “That’s not happening,” and turns back. Shane says he does what he wants, when he wants, because he’s the boss. He brings out Drew McIntyre and says Reigns will have to go through him if he wants Shane tonight.

Shane adds that he will face Reigns, but not tonight. It will be at Super Showdown. Reigns says after Super Showdown, Shane will be saying what everyone else says, “I just got my ass kicked by Roman Reigns.”


Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. The Revival

The Revival pulls out the win.

Winners: The Revival


Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is a guest of A Moment of Bliss with Alexa Bliss. Nikki Cross joins Bliss for the segment. The IIconics and Lacey Evans end up coming out to interrupt the interview and Cross and Bliss end up agreeing to team up with Becky in a match against them.

6-Woman Tag Team Match: Raw Women’s Champ Becky Lynch, Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss vs. Women’s Tag Champs The IIconics & Lacey Evans

Becky hits a Flying Legdrop onto Billie Kay off the top rope for the victory.

Winners: Becky Lynch, Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss


Mick Foley comes out to introduce the new championship title belt. It’s called the 24/7 championship, and as the name implies, it is on the line anytime, any place. This is similar to when Crash Holly held the Hardcore Championship during the Attitude Era and had to defend it at random times, whenever somebody came out of the woodwork to attack him for it. Foley lays the belt in the ring and says the title is on the line right now. The bell will ring and the first man to come out and retrieve it will be champ.

The bell rings and a bunch of guys start running out. After quite a mad scramble, Titus O’Neil ends up grabbing the belt and making off with it up the aisle. But as he stands celebrating on the main stage, Robert Roode attacks him from behind and pins him to become new champ. Everybody immediately starts chasing Roode, who runs for the hills.


New 24/7 Champ Robert Roode is being chased by a group of potential challengers backstage and he ducks into a hiding spot and lets them all run by before running the other way.


Singles Match: The Miz vs. Drew McIntyre (with Shane McMahon)

Shane interferes and allows McIntyre to hit a Claymore for the victory, despite a valiant effort by Miz.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the match, Shane says he has one last parting gift for Miz. McIntyre sets Miz up in the corner and Shane prepares to go coast-to-coast. Roman Reigns’ music suddenly hits and he runs out to drive of Shane and McIntyre, rescuing Miz from Shane’s intended attack.


Samoa Joe cuts a promo about being robbed of the United State Championship last night. He implores dubious champ Rey Mysterio to do the honorable thing, or else Rey’s son might suffer the consequences.


R-Truth fakes like he’s going to help 24/7 champ Robert Roode escape his pursuers but he suddenly attacks Roode and pins him to become the new champ. Truth makes off with the title in a limo.


Tag Team Match: WWE Champ Kofi Kingston & Universal Champ Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley & Baron Corbin

Right before the match starts, it’s announced to be a No Disqualification match. Kofi ends up hitting Corbin with a Trouble In Paradise for the finish.

Winners: Kofi Kingston & Seth Rollins

After the match, MITB winner Brock Lesnar’s music hits and he comes down to ringside with a steel chair in hand. Which champ is he going to pick? He steps up on the apron, and almost steps through the ropes, but then he turns around and then leaves. Heyman says The Beast is in their heads, right where he wants to be.