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WWE Raw results, live blog (May 27, 2019): Brock Lesnar’s decision

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 27, 2019) from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event scheduled for June 7 in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar tells us when he’s cashing his Money in the Bank contract in, the future of the United States championship is addressed, 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.)


Sorry, folks. Life comes at you fast, and Claire is dealing with that, while the rest of Team Cageside missed that this wasn’t being updated. Won’t happen again, and here’s a quick rundown of what happened in KC tonight...

- After the Memorial Day video airs, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are shown backstage.

- Kofi Kingston is in the ring, limping from Dolph Ziggler’s attack last Thursday. We see a recap of that, and the WWE champ says he’ll deal with Dolph later. Tonight he’s here for Brock. He wants to be the greatest champ of all time, and he’ll do that by beating Lesnar, so he wants him to cash-in tonight.

Instead he gets Rollins, who says he’s not Brock... he’s better. He calls out the Beast for his decision. Mr. Money in the Bank (with speakers on his briefcase) and his Advocate come out. Lesnar’s “Beastbox” played Kofi’s theme, then Rollins’. Heyman danced along, but he danced too much to Seth’s, so Brock turned it off. The Universal champ was fed up with the antics so he left. Kingston again told Lesnar to cash-in on him right now, but Heyman said Seth ruined the Brock Party, so they left.

- Ziggler attacked, hitting Kingston with a Zig-Zag on the ramp. He grabbed a chair but Xavier Woods made the save. After a commercial, officials and X were helping Kofi to the back when Dolph attacked Woods. They brawled back down to ringside, Xavier threw him into the crowd and then threw a trash can at him. Ziggler regained the advantage at ringside, throwing X into the steel steps. He nailed him with a chair, then choked him with it, until Kofi limped back with a chair of his own. Dolph bailed again, exiting through the crowd with blood on his face.

- After another break, Ziggler is out on stage for a promo. Much like his speech from last week, it should have been him, and at Super ShowDown, it will be. He leaves and the crowd chants for Kofi.

- The Usos are having a Memorial Day cookout in the parking lot, and everyone is invited except for The Revival.

- Shane McMahon interview with Charly Caruso. Shane says he’ll beat Roman at SSD. He and Drew McIntyre head to the ring, but before we see them there there’s another commerical and a hype video for Triple H vs. Randy Orton at SSD. McMahon cuts a promo about the long history of respect between his family and the Samoan Dynasty, and how Roman didn’t learn that respect, seeing as he punched out Vince. He runs down a list of Samoan wrestlers as the crowd lets him know they’re bored. He finally says he’ll face a Samoan tonight.

- Shane McMahon def. Lance Anoa’i via submission with a triangle choke

Squash where Shane’s punches got “awful” and “AEW” chants. Afterwards, McMahon says he’d have done the same to any Samoan he faced, including Sika, Reigns’ dad. He says the worst mistake Sika ever made was spawning Roman. That brought out the Big Dog, who Superman punched Drew and went to spear Shane, but McIntyre pulled him away. In the back, we see the heels making to leave the building.

- Lesnar and Heyman are back out, saying it’s time for Brock’s decision. Seth came out, and they traded insults. Heyman read the contract to the referee, and when he got to the part about having a year to cash-in, Brock grabbed it and smacked Paul in the face with it, saying he didn’t know that. Seth was getting ready for a match right now, but Lesnar said “screw you” and left.

- 24/7 champ R-Truth and Carmella were seen running away from Drake Maverick and the job squad.

- Charley interviewed AJ Styles in the trainer’s room. He wanted to go tonight, but is injured, so Baron Corbin is taking his place. He starts to explain his injury when Corbin walks in and smacks him. A trainer rushes in and Baron leaves.

- Becky Lynch & Nikki Cross def. The IIconics via pinfall with the Man-handle Slam (Lynch on Peyton Royce)

This was non-title match, and ran about ten minutes around a commercial break. Cross was on fire early, then played face in peril so Becky could make the hot tag. Nikki yanked Billie Kay off the apron after The IIconics hit a double-team so the Raw Women’s champ could pick up the win.

- Back at the cookout, Tamina showed up. She and Naomi acted like they had issues, then hugged. As Jimmy & Jey were saying how good it was to have the family together, Dash & Dawson rolled up. The Revival said it was classy of the Usos to invite them. The Usos said they didn’t, and Naomi said it was her. She wants them to squash their beef. The four begrudgingly and aggressively shook hands.

- Ricochet def. Cesaro via pinfall with a hurricanrana

Another good showing from these two, about ten minutes with a commercial. The end featured Ricochet lifting Cesaro into the ring and the move with his legs from a handstand on the apron.

- The announcers reveal that Rey Mysterio will be here next week to relinquish the U.S. title due to his shoulder injury. An excited Samoa Joe barges in, saying he’ll be here to take back what is rightfully his.

- Dash and Jimmy play cornhole at the party. Uce scores a bean bag right in the hole, and the whole crew erupts.

- Miz with a backstage promo vowing it was his time to win the Universal title. He also talked about the news he and Maryse are having another daughter.

- Braun Strowman backstage promo warning Corbin and Bobby Lashley, and congratulating Miz & Maryse?

- Baron Corbin def. The Miz, Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley via pinfall (End of Days on Miz)

Decent enough multi-man match which got about 15 minutes with a break. Strowman and Lashley brawled to the back, and Miz ran wild to a nice response from the crowd, but his attempt at a trio of running knees ran right into Corbin’s finisher. The Lone Wolf is now #1 contender for the Universal Championship at SSD.

- At the cookout, Dawson is accused of cheating at cornhole. During the argument, Truth shows up to say he’s not there, then kicks out of pin attempts by Kalisto and Karl Anderson. The job squad bickers and chases the 24/7 champ.

- Firefly FunHouse, which was back to a full segment. Bray played doctor, diagnosing Abby as a bully. She said she’s tired of being stuck in limbo, which got Wyatt to play limbo, doing his crab walk under the bar. Blank faced kids sit around as the host ask us to let him in.

- Kofi vs. KO happening tomorrow night on SmackDown

- Corey Graves’ Electric Chair with Sami Zayn

New talk show segment! Graves explains that any Superstar in the chair has to tell the truth. Charley Caruso will get questions from fans. Mostly an excuse for Sami to rag on fans, and try out an AEW name drop, which he did in response to a question about why he hasn’t won the Universal title yet. This was also a segue to...

- Seth Rollins def. Sami Zayn via pinfall following a pair of curb stomps

Really good 20 minute non-title match with one break. Story was that Rollins tweaked a knee, which kept him from delivering a buckle bomb early and gave Zayn something to target. Some good nearfalls for Sami near the end, one off a Blue Thunder Bomb (natch), another when he got his knees up on a frog splash attempt.

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