Did you catch Monday Night Raw last night? If not, you missed an absolute stunner of an episode that saw not one but two new champions crowned. Things kicked off with a bang as Seth Rollins defended the Universal Championship against Kevin Owens in a match that saw both men leave everything in the ring. After a ref bump and multiple near falls, Rollins finally put KO away to retain in an instant classic. But the night was just getting started. The women’s division was showcased in a big way as Sasha Banks and Bayley battled for the Raw Women’s Championship. In a back-and-forth contest, The Boss ultimately made Bayley tap out to the Bank Statement to capture the gold for a record fifth time. What a night! The road to WrestleMania is heating up, and if this week is any indication, the next stop is going to be wild. You won’t want to miss it!
Overview of WWE Raw S31E19
The latest episode of WWE Raw delivered an action-packed night of wrestling excitement. Fans were treated to thrilling matches and unforgettable moments, including the start of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament and crowning of new champions.
The World Heavyweight Championship Tournament
The show kicked off with the first round of the World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Eight superstars began their quest for the prestigious title, including Cody Rhodes, Damian Priest, Finn Bálor, Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura, and The Miz. The victors from these initial bouts will advance to the semifinals in the coming weeks.
New Champions Crowned
Two new champions were named in stunning upsets. After a controversial win, Cody Rhodes captured the Intercontinental Championship from Damian Priest. The self-proclaimed “King of the Ring” Seth Rollins also prevailed, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura to claim the United States Championship. With the tournament and title wins, the landscape of WWE Raw has instantly become more interesting and intense.
Fans were on the edge of their seats the entire night. From the first bell to the final pin, WWE Raw S31E19 highlighted why sports entertainment and professional wrestling continue to dominate Monday nights. The nonstop action, plot twists, and charismatic superstars create an experience unlike any other. If this episode is any indication, the road to WrestleMania should be an epic one. Overall, WWE Raw S31E19 was a home run for wrestling devotees and new fans alike.
The Usos Defeat RK-Bro to Win Tag Team Championships
The Usos and RK-Bro finally faced off to unify the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships on the May 20 episode of SmackDown. After weeks of trash talking and confrontation, the twin brothers Jimmy and Jey Uso came out on top, defeating Randy Orton and Riddle to become the first-ever Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
The match started with Riddle and Jimmy in the ring, with Riddle gaining the early advantage. He tagged in Orton, who continued to dominate. But the Usos’ experience and teamwork soon took over. They isolated Orton in their corner, preventing him from tagging Riddle.
- Jimmy and Jey used quick tags and double-team moves to wear down Orton.
- Orton finally fought back and tagged in Riddle, who hit Jey with a Floating Bro for a near fall.
- The match broke down with all four men brawling. Riddle hit Jimmy with an RKO but Jey broke up the pin.
- The Usos hit a double superkick on Riddle. Jimmy followed up with a splash for the win.
After the match, the Usos celebrated their historic victory as the first-ever Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. The win cements their status as one of the greatest tag teams in WWE history. Meanwhile, RK-Bro came up short in their effort to unify the titles, but they fought hard in an action-packed match.
This result is sure to intensify the rivalry between these two elite tag teams. Expect RK-Bro to seek another opportunity for the titles in the near future. The chase is on for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship!
Bianca Belair Retains Raw Women’s Title Against Sonya Deville
Bianca Belair overcame a formidable challenge from Sonya Deville to retain her Raw Women’s Championship. The EST of WWE continues her dominant reign as champion after beating the former General Manager of SmackDown.
Deville came out swinging, clearly eager to capture her first title in WWE. She unleashed a flurry of strikes and kicks that seemed to catch Belair off guard. The champ struggled early against Deville’s MMA-inspired offense.
Belair’s power and athleticism eventually prevailed. She hoisted Deville up for a massive vertical suplex that swung the momentum in her favor. The champion unleashed her signature braid whips and shoulder tackles, forcing Deville into retreat.
A desperate Deville resorted to nefarious tactics like eye rakes and chokeholds, threatening to be disqualified. The ref warned her multiple times but Belair powered through the cheap shots. The EST hit her KOD finisher out of nowhere for the victory, much to the delight of the WWE Universe.
A Hard-Fought Victory
Belair has established herself as a dominant champion on the red brand. Dispatching a former authority figure like Deville only strengthens her reign. The champ continues to inspire young fans around the world with her confidence, charisma and determination.
After the match, Belair celebrated with the WWE Universe, high-fiving fans at ringside. She has become one of the most popular superstars on the roster through her captivating in-ring performances and social media presence. The future remains bright for the EST of WWE.
Deville will likely seek retribution after suffering such a crushing defeat with the title on the line. This rivalry seems far from over. The WWE Women’s division has become even more competitive with Deville transitioning into an active competitor once again.
Cody Rhodes Returns to WWE, Confronts Seth Rollins
Cody Rhodes made a triumphant return to WWE after six years away. At WrestleMania Backlash, he had the chance to confront his old rival Seth “Freakin” Rollins.
Cody and Seth have had bad blood for years. Back in 2016, Seth betrayed Cody and the rest of The Shield when he joined The Authority. Their feud culminated at WrestleMania 32 where Cody got his revenge in a brutal Hell in a Cell match. After the match, Cody left WWE to pursue opportunities outside the company.
After years of fan demand, Cody finally made his return to WWE at the Royal Rumble. He entered as a surprise entrant and won the whole thing, earning a title match at WrestleMania. The next night on Raw, Cody came out to celebrate, but Seth interrupted. Seth mocked Cody for leaving WWE and said he didn’t deserve to win the Royal Rumble or challenge for the title at WrestleMania. Cody challenged Seth to a match at WrestleMania Backlash to prove he still belonged. Seth accepted.
At WrestleMania Backlash, Cody and Seth had an epic rematch of their Hell in a Cell classic from years earlier. Despite suffering a torn pectoral muscle during the match, Cody persevered and defeated Seth after hitting three Cross Rhodes. After the match, Seth showed Cody respect and the two former rivals shook hands.
Cody’s return and victory over Seth proves he’s back in WWE for good. And after finally earning Seth’s respect, the door is open for these two to team up as allies in the future. The WWE Universe is excited to see what’s next for Cody Rhodes.
Omos Dominates Bobby Lashley in Singles Match
Omos came to RAW looking for revenge after Bobby Lashley defeated him at WrestleMania. The 7-foot-3 giant wasted no time, attacking Lashley during his entrance and tossing him around ringside like a rag doll. By the time the bell rang, Lashley could barely stand.
Omos dominated the early going, pounding Lashley with massive blows and kicks that echoed throughout the arena. Whenever Lashley started to build momentum, Omos would cut him off with a vicious clothesline or headbutt. The big man was in complete control, relishing the opportunity to inflict punishment on his rival.
After several minutes of one-sided action, Lashley finally created an opening when Omos charged into the ring post shoulder-first. The former WWE Champion unloaded with punches and elbows, staggering the giant. Lashley tried for a suplex but couldn’t get Omos up. Omos responded with a double ax handle, but Lashley ducked and connected with a spear out of nowhere.
Somehow, Lashley mustered enough strength to lift Omos for a vertical suplex. The crowd erupted as Omos crashed to the mat. Lashley went for the pin, but Omos kicked out at one. Frustration started to show on Lashley’s face. He climbed to the top rope looking to finish Omos with an elbow drop, but Omos caught him in mid-air and powerslammed him into the canvas.
Omos dragged Lashley into the corner and prepared to squash him with a running butt bump. At the last moment, Lashley slid out of the way and Omos slammed into the turnbuckles. Lashley quickly rolled up the stunned giant to score the shocking three count. The All Mighty once again overcame the odds and found a way to defeat the unstoppable Omos.
Will Omos seek revenge against Bobby Lashley after this loss? Tune in next week to find out!
Overall, this week’s Raw was one for the ages. You were on the edge of your seat the entire night with so many twists and turns along the way. Two new champions were crowned in amazing fashion, and a legend returned to shock the WWE Universe. The Road to WrestleMania is shaping up to be an unforgettable one. Tune in next week to see how the new champions celebrate, what’s next for the former champs seeking redemption, and what other surprises are in store for us. If this week is any indication, the next few months of Monday nights are going to be wild.