WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 29, 2019) from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for next month in Hartford.
Advertised for tonight: Alexa Bliss will reveal the participants in the May 19’s men’s and women’s ladder matches, title feuds between Seth Rollins & AJ Styles and Lacey Evans & Becky Lynch heat up, and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 29
Single moms to the front! We came here to rock! Alright, so not quite John Stoltenberg after all, but I ain’t quite Charlie Sheen. The truth is a little bit of column A, a little bit column B. But you, you’re the main character in a masterwork by Moliere and it’s quite the Broadway production you got going on over there. Impressive how long some can keep the illusion alive. You think you nailed the end of Act III? Oh I can’t wait for Act V, but for right now, I’ve got to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with Alexa Bliss making her entrance to announce the participants in the Money in the Bank ladder matches.
She talks about the pay-per-view and how there’ll be two ladder matches, one men’s, one women’s, both with eight entrants split evenly between Raw and SmackDown, four and four. The Raw men are announced first and make their entrances-- Braun Strowman, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin. Corbin says he gets it, his list of accolades is quite a mouthful and he can tell we’ll all enjoy it when he’s a two-time Money in the Bank winner.
Ricochet fires back asking if that’s two-time loser, given how he failed on cash-in the first time. Baron acts like he didn’t hear Ricochet because he’s a small child, but McIntyre backs up his fellow former DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion and says he’s got a point, and Corbin had a chance at a title shot last week and blew it. Ricochet says they can argue later, he didn’t come here to talk--
Drew cuts him off and tells him to shut up and stick to the impressive aerial maneuvers and leave the business talk to the grownups. If he doesn’t, McIntyre will drop him where he stands, to which Corbin says while he does that he’ll climb the ladder and retrieve the contract. Drew yells at him about stealing victories, Baron says that’s strategy, and the Scotsman threatens to drop him right now and the Lone Wolf backs down.
Braun pipes up and says the reality of it is none of them can stop him, Mr. Monster in the Bank, from winning. And he wants to do a preview of the ladder match in tag form, them against him and Ricochet right now! Alexa bails and we’ve got a match...
...after the break.
Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman & Ricochet
Corbin and Strowman to start, Baron blasting Ricochet off the apron and putting boots to the monster. He takes a moment to taunt and gets dumped to the floor, back inside, slam denied, boot up on the charge, big slicing right and a clothesline to the floor and Braun tags the One and Only in. Boot off the apron, kickflip moonsault, fired up, back inside, shoulder thrust, roundhouse from the apron, springboard lariat connects but Corbin rolls to the corner and tags out.
McIntyre comes in and throws Ricochet in the corner but the King of Flight ducks him and kicks him in the face. Duck a lariat, off the ropes, crossbody caught and turned into a vertical suplex lift but Ricochet slips out and eats a hard chop! Drew stomps his arm, Ricochet blocks a punch, fires back, off the ropes but he gets decked by a huge elbow and Corbin tags in.
Drawing the One and Only up, big right hand, choking him over the middle rope and arguing with referee Dan Engler when he gets warned off. Into the corner, more punches and into the half nelson chinlock, overhead elbows before reapplying the hold, Ricochet to his feet and out with punches, off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl headscissors sets up a dropkick, clear Drew with a knee, springboard but Corbin punches him out of mid-air and we go to break!
Back from commercial and Corbin is in control on Ricochet. Overhead elbows, taunting the crowd, he breaks away to blast Braun on the apron and get referee Dan Engler distracted so he can stomp the One and Only with abandon. Passing Ricochet into the corner hard, charging in, boot up, rolling thunder dropkick is sidestepped and he dumps the King of Flight to the floor!
McIntyre circles after him, Strowman stalks over but Corbin attacks the monster from behind! Braun turns and chases Baron around the ring... AND EATS THE CLAYMORE! Back inside, Baron punching away in the corner, tag to Drew. The giant Scotsman draws Ricochet up for a wicked chop that gets two on the cover. Kneeling armbar, sawing at his face with the ridge of his forearm bones, fishhooking his mouth, grinding Ricochet’s face into the mat as he sinks it in.
Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker gets McIntyre another nearfall and he tags Corbin back in. Baron in with mocking applause, drawing Ricochet up and throwing him into the corner but the One and Only gets a boot off and hits the rolling thunder dropkick! The path is clear... TAGS MADE! Braun in hot with shoulder blocks, shoving Drew into the corner and clobbering him with a Stinger splash!
Clubbing blow to the chest, charging in, sidestep and Strowman eats the post hard so Ricochet tags in. Kick connects, McIntyre returns a headbutt and lies in wait only for Baron to tag himself in. Drawing Ricochet up, chokebreaker, he lands on his feet and tags Braun back in! Drew clocks Corbin with a right and walks, Strowman scoops him up and tags back out, powerslam...
Braun Strowman & Ricochet win by pinfall with a shooting star press from Ricochet on Baron Corbin.
Commentary talks up tonight’s festivities.
The Usos make their entrance, they have microphones and come to the ring singing along to their theme to send us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
The Club get a picture-in-picture promo where they say they’re going to put the Usos on lockdown and show the entire division why they’re bulletproof.
The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Anderson and Jimmy to start, collar and elbow, Uso with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, hip toss blocked and Jimmy lays him out with a lariat for two! Into the corner, shoulder block, tag to Jey, running uppercut, cover for two. Karl with a front kick, smashing Jey’s face into the turnbuckles and punching away in the corner until referee Darrick Moore warns him off.
Tag to Gallows, boot to the midsection, clubbing blow to the back, whip, Uso slides low and pops a right hand off. Following with a chop, into the corner, mounted punches, Luke clears Jimmy from the apron but Jey ducks the big boot and low bridges him out of the ring! Off the ropes... BIG HOOT NAILS HIM WITH A RIGHT TO STOP THE DIVE!
Back inside, Gallows throws Uso throat-first into the bottom rope! Jey clutching his throat but refusing to give up, he blocks a punch and fires chops back, off the ropes and he eats a boot! Cover for two, dumping Uso to the floor, throwing him hard into the barricade to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Gallows has Jimmyy in a reverse chinlock, slamming him down to the mat when it seems he might escape. Anderson tags in, double whip into a boot, only two. Reverse chinlock applied, jawbreaker to escape but when Uso comes off the ropes he eats a hard back elbow. Dragging Jimmy up by his ears, tag to Luke, back suplex neckbreaker combo... NOT ENOUGH!
Enzuigiri for some separation, tags made, Jey in hot, right hands and superkicks, Samoan drop, charging in, running hip attack, cover... NOPE! Charging, Anderson puts him face-first into the post, spinning spinebuster... only a nearfall! Tag back to Sex Ferguson, suplex lift, Magic Killer denied as Jimmy runs in with a superkick. Jey ducks a lariat, one superkick, tag... SUPERKICK PARTY!
Off the ropes, suicide dive, Jimmy up top...
The Usos win by pinfall with a diving splash from Jimmy Uso on Luke Gallows.
The Usos get on the mic and say there’s one tag team calling themselves the top guys but they’ve got another side. Put your kids to sleep, make sure your grandmother’s eyes are closed and keep your throw-up in your mouth, check it out. They roll footage from earlier where they caught Dash Wilder shaving Scott Dawson’s back.
The Revival come down and Dawson explains reaching every part of his back isn’t the easiest because he’s so jacked, so what did he do? Asked his best friend of twenty-plus years for a little help. Wilder says that’s right, his best friend asked for help and they have each others’ back. The Usos ask for clarity on who shaves who and the Revival say they’re done with them for now and they have a match against the tag champs later, but when they’re done, better believe they’re coming for the Usos.
The Usos say they get it, they have a big match and they’ll be ready to welcome them to the Uso Penitentiary when they’re done.
The Miz makes his entrance, he’ll host MizTV with Bobby Lashley after the break.
Back from commercial, Miz welcomes us to MizTV.
He says since the Superstar Shake-Up he’s been reinvigorated and he introduces his guest, Bobby Lashley.
Lashley comes out by himself with Lio Rush nowhere to be found and not mentioned at all by commentary. Miz tells him he looks great and Bob cuts him off, saying he’s see MizTV before and he sets some ground rules in the third person. He’s only going to answer the questions he wants to answer, and when the A-Lister calls him out on the third person thing he tells him to watch his tone.
Miz says he thinks Lashley is the perfect guest for MizTV’s return to Raw. He puts Bob over as having the most raw natural talent in all of WWE but some folks think he has yet to put it all together. That’s not meant to be an insult, it’s just people think Lashley hasn’t reached his full potential. Bob says he’s been back in WWE for one year and he’s already a two-time Intercontinental Champion, and what has Miz done?
The A-Lister says old Miz would have listed off all his title reigns and you can check his Wikipedia to see how long that’d take, but the point is nobody is questioning his potential and if anything he’s an overachiever-- have you seen his wife? And he did all that without a shred of Lashley’s athletic potential. Bob brings up Shane McMahon beating Miz and his dad both up.
He insults Mr. Miz and the A-Lister strikes, having had enough! They brawl around the ring, Miz boots Bob to the floor and starts throwing chairs at him, Tenryu-style, to send us to break!
Back from commercial and we have a match!
Bobby Lashley vs. the Miz
Delayed vertical suplex from Lashley into a pin for two, Miz with a boot up in the corner and into the chest kicks, the charging double knees, going for the Awesome Clothesline but Shane McMahon’s music hits and distracts the A-Lister. He’s able to get his wits about him in time to duck a lariat and slingshot dropkick Bob to the floor! He heads outside, Shane begs off, Miz returns to the apron, McMahon rushes over, the A-Lister catches Lashley into a folding press for two.
Basement DDT connects... NOPE! Shane being a nuisance as Miz lays the chest kicks into a kneeling Walking Armageddon and he gets on the apron with a picture of Miz’s dad on the tron as he goes for the buzzsaw. Distracted, Lashley takes advantage...
Bobby Lashley wins by pinfall with a spear.
Post-match, Shane gets in the ring and toys with Miz, probing strikes, the A-Lister fires up and strikes back but Lashley hits the ring and pulls him off. Chokeslam! McMahon continues to the beatdown and locks a triangle choke on, making Miz look at the picture of his dad until the A-Lister passes out. Shane gets on the mic and tells Miz to remember that he is, in fact, the Best in the World.
On that note, we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Viking Raiders make their entrance and get a picture-in-picture promo where they talk about being here to conquer Raw.
Lucha House Party jump them from behind! Off the ropes, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado dive to take them out!
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Kalisto) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
Ivar to start with Kalisto, kicks connects, tag to Metalik, missile dropkick and a chop, handspring, Warbeard cartwheels away to set up a clothesline! Tag to Erik, big knees into an armbar, Gran lands on his feet off a back suplex and tags Kalisto in. Caught into a pop-up fallaway slam by Erik, Ivar tags out, dropkick on Metalik and Rowe slams Warbeard into Gran in the corner!
Back to the apron, Warbeard tags back in, horns up, throwing Kalisto over...
Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience on Kalisto.
Lince Dorado makes a noble stand to avenge his teammates but the Vikings catch him and lay him out with a springboard Hart Attack!
Commentary promises Moment of Bliss part two up next and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss is ready to announce the Raw women in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Natalya is out first and takes a seat for a proper interview and says she’s never been Raw Women’s Champion but after she wins that’s all going to change. Bliss wants to get through it and moves right along to Dana Brooke, who says she’s so excited for this opportunity that she can’t even believe it’s happening, and this is her chance to jump the line.
Neidhart gets in her face and asks if she’s saying she held her back, to which Dana says Nattie’s gotten her opportunities. Natalya says everything she’s gotten she earned, and Alexa says they clearly don’t understand how this works and to get their catty arguments off her show so she can introduce the third entrant, Naomi.
Naomi says she’s gonna climb the ladder and retrieve the contract and the other two bicker with her about who’s going to win. Bliss says they’re worse than the men and they should be ashamed of themselves for interrupting a very important moment for another woman on the roster. They were given this opportunity and now there’s another woman waiting to hear if she gets this opportunity, hoping and praying to hear her name.
So she wants to stop fighting for the sanctity and dignity of the women’s division and announces the final Raw competitor as... herself, of course. She tells them they can leave so she can get the attention she deserves as a future two-time Ms. Money in the Bank, but Naomi challenges her to a preview of the match here and now. Alexa says she would, she really would, but she doesn’t want to and she’s not wearing her gear anyway.
Naomi says that’s funny because she knows she can beat Bliss with her shoes on or off and she doesn’t think Alexa is as good as she says she is. Bliss agrees to the match!
We get a new edition of Firefly Fun House. This time Bray is painting when he realizes the camera is on him and he says he loves to paint. Painting is a way to express his suppressed feelings, and when you’re expressing yourself, no one can ever truly hurt you. The bescarfed rabbit pops up and Wyatt greets him as Rambling Rabbit, offering to show his painting off.
He turns it to the camera and it’s a picture of his barn burning down with Sister Abigail inside. Abby the Witch speaks up and says this is no time for games, to which Bray tells the rabbit to scram. She tells Wyatt he’s a very bad boy and he asks her to take it easy and says it’s all in the past and he’s really sorry for what he did and we all forgive him, right?
Abby tells him to keep it down while she’s getting her beauty rest and Bray walks across the set before saying she’s a bit of a sociopath. Rambling Rabbit asks if sociopath is the word of the day and Wyatt says it is. He spells it out for all the kiddos before saying he thinks that’s all the time for today. He bids his fireflies that he’ll light the way as long as we let him in.
Alexa Bliss and Naomi are ready to go as we go to break.
Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi
Referee Dan Engler backs Naomi off so Bliss can tie her shoes but she’s right back on her with a schoolboy... and her shoes come untied again. Hamstring kick, side headlock, running bulldog into the turnbuckles, roundhouse kick from the apron followed by the headscissors butt shake in the corner. Sliding clothesline, off the ropes into the leg drop with the splits, shoved off, Shining Wizard countered into a flapjack!
Alexa ties her shoes again, shoot kick to the back, smashing her face into the turnbuckles and putting boots to her in the corner. Bliss draws her up, snapmare into a reverse chinlock, spinebuster to follow it for one and again her shoes are untied. Tying them, back into a neck crank, Naomi to her feet, elbows to escape, scoop, float over, mule kick, corner bulldog denied and Alexa hits a mat slam in the corner.
She draws her up and dumps her to the floor before again re-tying her shoes and Naomi is able to land a shoulder thrust and a slingshot sunset flip for two! Sit-out mat slam, leg pick, Bliss slips out of her shoes and crawls away! Shoes in hand, bickering with Engler... REAR VIEW! Into position...
Naomi wins by pinfall with the split-legged moonsault.
Commentary hypes up Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe and we go backstage where Rey’s giant son Dominic is hyping him up when an interview rolls in.
Mysterio says it’s not easy being his size and living in a world of giants, but when he gets knocked down, he gets right back up. WrestleMania was embarrassing, and he felt like he let his friends and family down, but he’s gotta move ahead. He knows he’s the better man and tonight, he’s going to prove it.
Becky Lynch makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Becky Lynch gets on the mic.
She says she figures she has two options-- protect or fight, and she only knows how to fight. She knows the odds and a year ago nobody thought she could main event WrestleMania or beat the unbeatable Ronda Rousey, but here she is, Becky Two Belts. The fans know her whole career has been a longshot but nothing she’s done has been an accident, and for months she ran her mouth about Charlotte Flair holding titles hostage, and no way she does that herself.
You can talk about impulses and odds, but just remember, Becky didn’t make history by dodging anybody, she made it by beating everybody, and she says bring on her opponents! Flair has her pedigree, but the Man still has her number, and Lacey Evans, that plank, is a tremendous athlete with a great right hand but she’s making a mistake by punching someone who likes it.
And she’ll tell Lacey exactly when and where her beating is coming, and that’s at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. We get a video recap of Evans’ attack from last week and Lynch takes the mic and calls Lacey out for a little payback!
Lacey makes her entrance, microphone in hand, and says it’s just like a man to want what he wants when he wants it and she can see that Irish temper bubbling up from here. She’s trying her best to not lose her manners and she warned Lynch last week to not let her emotions get the best of her and she didn’t listen so she’s done talking. We got a brawl!
Evans gets a side headlock and punches as referees come down to pull them apart! Lynch charges in, wild body blows and windmill punches, road agents join the fray including Sonjay Dutt and Jamie Noble but they can’t keep them apart! Evans breaks free and charges right into a punch but she keeps throwing her own right back! Again they get separated and this time Becky ends up on the apron and jawing as Lacey retreats up the ramp.
Commentary hypes up AJ Styles and Seth Rollins doing a contract signing later tonight.
Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Commentary hypes up WWE’s partnership with Make-A-Wish and we get a video package to go with it.
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder vs. the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
Hawkins and Wilder to start, side headlock reversed to a headscissors and Curt kips up out of it. Drop down, dropkick, only one, wristlock, arm wringer, tag to Ryder. Off the ropes, back heel trip, face smash into the apron and Zack hits a dropkick through the ropes. Dawson running interference, tag, shot off, dropkick, cover for one. Leg drop, elbow drop, falling headbutt, back suplex finishes the combo off in style!
A “Shave your back!” chant, a knee dropk, Ryder kicks out at one! Tag to Dash, putting Zack’s face into his knee, uppercut into a chop. Tag back to Scott, drop toehold into an elbow drop, top wristlock crossface, shift to a front chancery to block the tag, push Ryder to the apron, front kicks and forearms in the ropes! Referee Darrick Moore warns him off, Wilder with a cheap shot, tag, atomic drop puts him into Ryder for a nearfall!
Top wristlock applied, locking the champion down but he gets to his feet, suplex countered into a neckbreaker and the path is clear! Dawson tagged in, clear the apron, shot off, Ryder catches him...
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder win by pinfall with a crucifix pin from Ryder on Scott Dawson.
Backstage, Miz is interviewed.
He says Shane McMahon made this personal and continues to drag his dad into this, but at Money in the Bank he wants to stay and fight with him in the ring, so he challenges him to a steel cage match!
Sami Zayn makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Sami Zayn gets on the mic.
He says last week he was kind enough to share images of his life outside the toxic prison walls of WWE, and the joy he experienced wasn’t just a couple of lovely trips, but the result of a lot of deep introspection and he had time to rekindle his love of history and sociology and psychology, and that helped him make sense of us. In fact there’s one psychological concept that stuck with him that pertains to all of us.
It’s the concept of entitlement. For years we’ve been fed the lie that the customer is always right and there’s a number of reasons why we believe this, mainly social and economic reasons that he won’t explain here because nobody in Lexington, Kentucky would understand. Point is we’ve come to think that what we feel is correct and whatever we want should be given to us, and if we don’t get exactly what we want, when we want it, we throw a fit.
Last week flying home at 4AM he met a father pushing his son at him to sign an action figure, and naturally he said no, and this kid burst into tears and cried and ran into daddy’s arms, and do you think that made him feel good? No, it didn’t, it made him sick, and the reason why is because this kid already at age five has been taught that he’s owed something.
At age five he already thinks Zayn owes him, but he doesn’t owe him or any one of us a damn thing. He’s been more than generous after three shoulders and seventeen years of classic matches, he thinks he’s been pretty fair, and from here on out we get whatever he gives us. That’s the new dynamic of this relationship-- he gives and we take whatever he offers.
It’s funny, he says, people come up and attack him left and right, telling him if he doesn’t like WWE he should just quit, and he polls the crowd to see if that’s what they want. Believe him, quitting WWE would be (chef kiss) amazing, but you know what would be more amazing? Coming out here week after week and holding every single one of us accountable for our actions.
Coming out here week after week and calling us out for our crap and being the critic of the critics. It’s high time that Sami Zayn takes the power back.
We’re informed that Shane McMahon has accepted Miz’s challenge.
Samoa Joe makes his entrance, his match’ll be after the break.
Back from commercial, Samoa Joe gets on the mic.
He says the segment with Rey Mysterio and his son earlier was very touching, but he noticed something about Dominic. He says he supports his dad but Joe sees a son who’s ashamed of his dad, ashamed of how quickly Samoa put him to sleep at WrestleMania, and if Mysterio was any kind of father he’d have bought his son a mask to save him from the public shame. Last week, AJ Styles used Rey to steal his Universal Championship opportunity, and tonight there will be a reckoning. If he thought WrestleMania was bad, tonight will make that pale in comparison.
Rey Mysterio vs. Samoa Joe
Mysterio bringing it hard to Joe out the gates but he gets thrown out of the ring! Samoa off the ropes, Rey back in before the dive, slingshot dropkick, off the apron with a seated senton! Low dive but Joe gets the knees up and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Rey is hammering Joe with kicks, off the ropes, caught by the snap scoop powerslam... NOPE! Samoa stalks after him with a chop, into a standing neck crank, pushing all his weight down on the Greatest of All Time’s head to keep him from breaking away but Mysterio gets a pair of upkicks in and rolls away from the senton! Seated senton, off the ropes, basement dropkick, leg kicks, springboard caught but Rey reverses to a satellite DDT!
Cover gets two, boot up in the corner, crawl under, tilt-a-whirl headscissors puts him into the turnbuckle, leaning into the ropes, 619 to a standing Joe! Springboard headscissors sets him up on the second... JOE BLOCKS THE 619 AND GRABS THE COQUINA CLUTCH! Mysterio slips out and lands a kick only to get blasted by the corner Rock Bottom! Into the middle of the ring, true uranage reversed...
Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a folding press.
Post-match Dominic comes down to celebrate with his dad and raise his hand before giving him a piggyback ride!
And on that heartwarming note we go to break.
Back from commercial, Michael Cole is in the ring to MC our contract signing.
He introduces AJ Styles first, immediately followed by WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins.
Styles says he made SmackDown the House That AJ Styles Built and he’s proud of that, but this is Raw, with the craziest fans, and he’s always liked Seth. He’s known him many years and he’s a good guy, but he’s got something AJ wants-- the Universal Championship. And they both know that when you want something bad enough you’ll do unexpected things to get it, but like he said before, winners find a way, and Seth is a winner.
And how many times has it been said that Rollins is the new AJ Styles? So many times. He’s stronger, he’s faster, younger, but the hard truth is that Seth will never be the Phenomenal AJ Styles. Rollins agrees and says he never wanted to be the next anybody, he always wanted to be the first Seth freakin’ Rollins. He appreciates the compliment and the enthusiasm, but things are different on Raw.
This is Monday Night Rollins, and so AJ is right and he respects everything he did on SmackDown, but he’s going to have to be more than just Phenomenal to take the title away. Styles says he knows how much the title means and everything he went through to get there. He ran himself ragged and he was obsessed with being the workhorse, but at what cost?
Here’s the question, Seth-- how are you holding up? The crowd chants “Burn it down!” and AJ says he has no doubt they will and he’ll build it back up, but he asks how Seth is holding up without his Shield brothers to keep him going, to hold him up. Don’t get him wrong, Rollins went through hell at WrestleMania, the problem is he doesn’t think Seth has much left.
Never rest, never rust is what his shirt says, and he’s gonna be that bulldog nipping at Rollins’ heels, and at Money in the Bank he’s gonna latch on, sink his teeth in, and he’s not gonna let go until he’s standing over him as the new Universal Champion. Styles signs and fixes his hair. Rollins replies and says he’ll spell it out-- they have a lot in common but they have a lot of differences.
AJ likes to build things up, he likes to burn them down, and while their success stories may be similar, there’s one thing Seth has done that Styles hasn’t-- beaten Brock Lesnar. And that’s why he’s standing here holding this and AJ is over there trying to take it away. And as far as how he’s holding up? Ask Brock because he was at his best at WrestleMania and he’ll be at his best at Money in the Bank when he beats Styles.
Rollins sets the title down and signs, during which AJ picks it up and considers it. They square up and jaw a little and Styles presents him the belt before offering a hand, but Seth holds the title high and gets in AJ’s face rather than return the handshake! Styles smiles and paces around Rollins before uncorking on him and hammering him with punches!
Rollins fires back and kicks AJ out of the ring! Suicide dive connects, back inside and Seth tells him not to start fights he can’t finish before collecting his title. Styles nails him with a forearm, springboard... PHENOMENAL FOREARM THROUGH THE TABLE!
That’s the show, folks.