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WWE RAW REPORT: A CONTRACT SIGNING, THE RETURN OF GTV?, WHO IS IN MONEY IN THE BANK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-04-29 22:59:00

We are back and Becky Lynch is in the ring.  

Becky is asked about her decision to defend her titles in separate matches at Money in the Bank.  Becky says there is nothing impulsive after the journey she took to get here.  Becky has two options.  She can try to protect all that she has or she can fight.  Becky says she only knows how to fight.  Becky is asked about the odds.  Becky asks if she would be here as a double champ if she cared about odds.  A year ago, nobody thought she could main event Wrestlemania, but she did.  A month ago, Ronda Rousey was unbeaten and many thought Ronda was unbeatable until she beat Ronda.  

These people know that her whole career has been a longshot.  Charlotte was holding the division and titles hostage and she will not do it now.  Becky says she does not care if it puts her at a disadvantage.  Becky says she did not make history by dodging people, she make it be beating everyone.  Bring on her opponents.  Charlotte has the pedigree and the DNA but The Man has her number.  Lacey Evans, the plank, is a tremendous athlete with a big right hand.  She is making a mistake hitting someone who likes it.  Becky says Lacey's beating will take place at Money in the Bank.

Becky is asked if what we saw last week was a preview of what will happen at Money in the Bank.  We see what happened last week.  

Becky says if Lacey is not too busy in the back currying favor or doing what she does, come out and face the Man.

Lacey says it is just like a man to want what he wants when he wants it.  She can see her Irish temper bubble up.  Lacey says she will let her anger get the best of her.  Lacey says she is done talking.

Becky and Lacey fight at ringside.  Officials come to the ring to stop them but these are wrestling officials so it breaks down right away.  They exchange punches and kicks.  They separate them again and it fails once more.  They exchange more punches.

Match Number Six:  Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a Non Title Match

Hawkins and Wilder start things off and Hawkins with a side head lock take down.  Wilder with a head scissors and Hawkins escapes.  Hawkins with a drop kick for a near fall.  Ryder tags in and Hawkins trips Wilder and Ryder with a drop kick through the ropes.  Dawson tags in and he connects with a knee to the back and Wilder with a drop kick.  Dawson with a near fall followed by elbow drops.  

Dawson with a belly-to-back suplex.  Dawson with knee drops and Wilder tags in and connects with a European uppercut and chops in the corner.  Dawson tags in and Wilder with a drop toe hold and Dawson with an elbow drop for a near fall.  Dawson with a chin lock and he runs his forearm against the nose.  Dawson with kicks and forearms in the ropes and Wilder with a Northern Lariat from the apron.  Wilder tags in and Dawson sends Wilder onto Ryder with a leg drop for a near fall.  Wilder with a top wrist lock.  Dawson tags in and knocks Hawkins off the apron.  Dawson and Ryder bump heads and he falls onto Ryder for a near fall but Ryder with a crucifix for the three count.

Winners:  Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

Miz is in the back and he is asked about what happened to him tonight.  Miz says Shane made this personal by bringing his dad into it.  They went all over MetLife Stadium at Wrestlemania.  At Money in the Bank, he wants to keep it in the ring and he challenges Shane to a steel cage match.

Sami Zayn makes his way to the stage.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sami says he was kind enough to show how great his life was outside the toxic walls of the WWE.  The joy he has been experiencing is not because he has been on a few trips, it was because he was doing soul searching.  He was looking at the human condition and psychology.  Sami says that got him to understand 'you people'.  Sami talks about Psychological Entitlement.  Sami asks if that sounds familiar.  You boo because it hits too hard to home.  It is almost not your fault, but it is.  For years, you have been fed the lies that the customer is always right.

You believe this for many reasons.  He won't discuss it in detail because no one in Lexiington will understand it.  You feel that whatever you want should be given to you.  If you don't get exactly what you want when you want it, you throw a fit.  Last week, he was flying home and at 4 AM some soulless father asks his son to have him sign one of his action figures.  Sami says he said no and the child burst into tears and ran into daddy's arms.

Sami asks if you thought it made him feel good.  If you think he enjoyed it, it shows about you.  Sami says it made him sick.  This kid at age 5 has already been taught he is owed something.  Sami says he does not owe him or any of you a damn thing.  Sami says he has been more than generous.  Three shoulder surgeries and seventeen years of five star classics are enough.  From here on, you get what he wants to give you.  You will take what he is kind enough to give you.  Sami says he has people attacking him and telling him if he doesn't like WWE he should quit.  

Sami asks if that is what you want.  Sami says quitting WWE would be amazing, but what would be more amazing would be coming out here week after week and holding each of you accountable for your actions.  He would rather come out here and call you out on your crap.  He wants to be the critic of the critics.  For far too long, you have been drunk with power and no one has stood up to you.  Sami says he is here to take the power back.

We go to Shane McMahon's tweet accepting Miz' challenge for Money in the Bank.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Samoa Joe says he watched what Rey did earlier.  He says he sees in Dominic a son who is ashamed.  He is ashamed of how quickly Rey was put to sleep.  You would have gotten a mask for Dominic so he could hide his shame in public.  Tonight, masks won't save you from him.  AJ Styles used you to steal his title opportunity.  Joe says he should be signing that contract.  For your transgressions, there will a reckoning.  If you thought what he did at Wrestlemania, tonight will pale in comparison.

Match Number Seven:  Samoa Joe versus Rey Mysterio in a Non Title Match

Joe with punches to Rey but Rey with punches of his own.  Joe with a kick and he sends Rey to the floor.  Joe goes for suicide dive but Rey gets back into the ring.  Rey with a kick and seated splash off the apron.  Rey slides for a splash onto Joe but Joe gets his knees up and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rey with kicks but Joe with a power slam for a near fall.  Joe works on the neck.  Joe misses a back senton when Rey moves out of the way.  Rey goes to the apron and he hits a springboard seated splash and a drop kick to the knee.  Joe catches Rey on a quebrada and Rey counters into a DDT.  Rey gets a near fall.  Rey with a head scissors that sends Joe into the turnbuckles followed by a 619 to the midsection.  Rey with a rana that sends Joe into the ropes and Joe blocks the 619 and Joe chokes Rey but Rey with a kick to the head.  Rey charges into the corner and Joe with an STJoe.

Joe goes for a uranage and Rey with a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Rey Mysterio

After the match, Dominic comes out to celebrate with his father.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Michael Cole is in the ring for the official contract signing for the Universal Championship.  He brings the challenger, AJ Styles, out first.  Out next is the Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.

Michael asks AJ what would winning the Universal Champoinship mean to him?  AJ says that is the reason he came to Raw.  Smackdown was good to him for two years.  It was the house that AJ Styles built and he is proud of that.  This is Raw.  This is where the craziest fans are at.  He says that Seth is a good guy and he has known him for years.  Seth has what AJ wants.  AJ says he wants the Universal Championship.  When you want something bad enough, you will do some unexpected things to get it.  AJ says winners find a way and you are a winner.  You are the Universal Champion.

AJ says he has known Seth for years.  How many times has it been said that Seth Rollins will be the new AJ Styles?  He's stronger, faster, and younger but you will never be the Phenomenal AJ Styles.

Seth says as much a compliment it was, he never wanted to be the next AJ Styles or the next anybody.  He wanted to be the first Seth Rollins.  Look around and things are different.  The ropes are red.  That is not Tom Phillips, it is Michael Cole.  This is not Smackdown.  This is Monday Night Rollins.  What you did on Smackdown was phenomenal, but to beat him, you have to be better than phenomenal.

AJ says he knows how much that title means for you.  You ran yourself ragged.  Weren't you obssessed with being the workhorse?  How are you holding up?  AJ says your little team, your little brotherhood is not here to hold you up.  You went through hell at Wrestlemania, but the problem is that he does not think that Seth has much left.  AJ says he is ready to go right now.  AJ says he is going to be that bulldog nipping at your heels and at Money in the Bank, he is going to latch on and sink his teeth in and not let go until he is standing over you as the new Universal Champion.

AJ signs the contract.

Seth says you don't seem to understand what he is saying so he will spell it out.  They have a lot in common but there are a lot of differences.  You like to build things up while he likes to burn them down.  While their stories may be similar, there is one thing that separates them.  Seth says he beat Brock Lesnar and that is why he is standing here holding this and why you are there trying to take it from him.  If you want to know how he is holding up, you can ask Brock Lesnar because that was when he was at his best and he will be at his best when he faces you.

Seth signs the contract.

AJ picks up the Universal title belt and AJ holds it out for Seth and gives it to him.

Seth tells J this is how close he will get to the title.  AJ punches Seth but Seth with a punch and kick.  Rollins kicks AJ to the floor.  Seth with a suicide dive onto AJ and then he tells AJ to come on if he wants to start a fight.

AJ with a Phenomenal Forearm through the table.

We go to credits.

 


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