The 2019 edition of Superstar Shakeup kicked off last night starting the process of roster alteration. A number of superstars entered the flagship show from the Smackdown and NXT brands of the WWE. Plus, the existing champions from men and women’s division received their potential opponents for the next PPV. Here are the results from this week’s episode of WWE Raw hosted by the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hit the arena as she came out to kick things off in the midst of loud boos. Shane McMahon joined her inside the ring to garner some more heat from the crowd. The Miz’s music started to play as she attacked Shane from the back. A brawl went underway as The Miz got busted open. But he stood tall by hitting Shane with a chair shot. Miz is now part of WWE Raw.
The NXT Tag Team Champions War Raiders also joined WWE Raw in the name of Viking Experience. They competed in a tag team match with the lineup being Ricochet, Aleister Black, Ryder and Hawkins vs. The Revival and The Viking Experience. Erik gave a big knee to Ryder after which he tagged with partner Ivar to hit the Fall Out to get the win.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor came out next to face a chosen Superstar from Smackdown Live. Andrade and Zelina Vega arrived on the scene as part of WWE Raw roster. Andrade vs. Balor was next on the show. Andrade went for the top rope moonsault but missed. Vega barred Balor to capitalize via ringside distraction allowing Andrade to hit the Hammerlock DDT for the victory.
Elias came out to have a musical segment for the Montreal crowd. Rey Mysterio interrupted him to loud cheers from the crowd. He hit Elias with a sloppy Hurricurana to put him down. But Lars Sullivan came along to confront Mysterio. Rey gave him big boots but got caught into a Freak Accident. He delivered a running sit-out powerbomb to put down Rey for good.
Bobby Roode and Chad Gable were out on WWE Raw demanding competition. The Usos showed up from Smackdown accepting it confirming they are heading to The flagship show. The match went underway as Jimmy avoided a neckbreaker/moonsault combo from Gable. The Usos hit double superkick followed by the splash for the win.
Alexa Bliss came up with another edition of A Moment of Bliss with Sami Zayn. He got a wild reception from the crowd that forced to play his theme song on three occasions. After enjoying the early moments, Zayn turned on the crowd showing his heel persona. He talked about moving out of Montreal and settling down in sunny Orlando, Florida before leaving the ramp.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics arrived on WWE Raw but they did not necessarily move into the red brand. They called out two superstars from the back and the team of Bayley and Naomi appeared to accept the competition. Bayley hit Royce with a Bayley-To-Belly whereas Naomi hit Kay with a split-legged moonsault for the win.
EC3 vs. Braun Strowman was the next matchup that never began. The monster threw EC3 out of the ring and the one-sided beatdown continued on the ramp. Strowman whipped EC3 on the LED wall. Then he chokeslammed EC3 through the stage before leaving.
WWE RAW and Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was out next to have a match against Ruby Riott. Riott almost picked up the win via a second rope senton bomb. But Lynch came back applying the Dis-Arm-Her. Riott Squad tried to interfere but received a cross-body off the apron. Lynch then locked in the Dis-Arm-Her again for the win.
After the match, the Riott Squad tried to attack Lynch from the back but Morgan digested a scary Bexploder suplex. Natalya came out to challenge Lynch for her title but Lacey Evans interrupted to set up a contender’s match. Evans hit Nattie with a Women’s Right before hitting the Moonsault to get the win. She now has the chance to face Lynch in a title match.
AJ Styles was the final arrival on WWE Raw during the main event segment. The match lineup was Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley vs. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and AJ Styles. Reigns hit McIntyre with a Superman Punch and Corbin with a Drive-By to neutralize them. A super spear connected to Lashley whereas Styles delivered the Phenomenal Forearm for the victory. The winning team celebrated to end this week’s episode.
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