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KELLER’S WWE RAW REPORT
MAY 27, 2019
KANSAS CITY, MO.
AIRED ON USA NETWORK
Announcers: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young
-A three minute video aired honoring the sacrifices of soldiers for Memorial Day.
-They showed Paul Heyman standing backstage with Brock Lesnar patting the Money in the Bank briefcase. Cole said he’ll momentarily announce which champion he’ll cash in against.
-Kofi Kingston’s music played and he danced to the ring, throwing pancakes on his way. As he entered the ring and tossed more pancakes to fans, they cut to last week’s Smackdown where he defeated Sami Zayn after which Heyman came out with the briefcase briefly, then left, followed by Dolph Ziggler attacking Kofi from behind. They aired snippets of Ziggler saying “it should be me” and vowing to beat Kofi at Super Showdown. Then they showed Kofi being stretchered out, but then standing on his own feet once they got to the stage and limping to the back.
So back live in the ring, Kofi’s music faded. He was still limping. Fans chanted “Kofi!” He said, “I love ya’ all!” He said last week Kevin Owens attacked Big E and re-injured his knee, then Ziggler brutalized him and tried to end him. He said Ziggler didn’t finish the job because he’s still standing there tall. He said when the time is right, he will address Ziggler. He said tonight he is there for Mr. Money in the Bank. He said the best way for him to show he’s among the greatest champions of all-time is to beat Lesnar. Cheers. He said what he wants right now is for Lesnar to come out there and cash in that contract on him tonight. Instead, Seth Rollins came out.
Graves said it appears paranoia has permeated the championship scene in WWE. Kofi mouthed, “What are you doing here?” Seth said he’s not Lesnar. “I’m better,” he said. Seth said he doesn’t want to wait around. He wants to know who Lesnar is going to cash in on right now. He said the only person missing is Lesnar, so he yelled for Lesnar to come on out. Lesnar’s music played, but then stopped and some other music played. Lesnar carried the MITB briefcase out on his shoulders and pretended it was a boom box. Graves said it’s “The Beast Box.” Graves asked when was the last time Lesnar had this much fun. Lesnar strutted to the beat of the music and then entered the ring with the briefcase. He even danced a little and showed off his new “Brock Party” t-shirt. The briefcase now features speakers and knobs on one side. Lesnar smiled and pointed at his new t-shirt.
Lesnar then pointed at Kofi and Kofi’s music played. Kofi took off his jacket and said, “Let’s go.” Then the music changed to Seth. Brock looked at Seth and smiled obnoxiously. Heyman joined in and played air guitar. Seth couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Lesnar shot Heyman a dirty look. Heyman froze. Seth had enough and left the ring in disgust. Kofi held up his title belt. Heyman said it’s just like Seth to “just pee on everybody’s parade.” Heyman said Lesnar was going to announce right here and now his cash in victim, but Seth ruined their Brock Party. Heyman said, “Don’t blame us, blame Seth Rollins.” He threw the mic down and left.
Ziggler then attacked Kofi from behind. He gave him a Zig Zag on the ramp. Xavier Woods ran out for the save and attacked Ziggler. Ziggler quickly fled through the crowd.
(Keller’s Analysis: I’m not at all surprised they decided to stretch this out. I’m not sure fans are going to blame Seth for the ‘bait and switch’ aspect of it, though. It was strange Seth walked out like he did.) [c]
-They showed Kofi being helped to the back. Ziggler returned and jumped Xavier from behind on the stage next to Kofi. They brawled back to the ring. Ziggler raked Xavier’s eyes. Xavier made a comeback. They fought into the crowd and near a fan in a wheelchair. They moved to another area and continued to fight in the crowd. Cole said they were fighting “out amongst WWE fans.” (Not sure if that’s a sign of anything, but typically WWE announcers would say they are fighting “amongst the WWE Universe.”) Back at ringside, Ziggler bashed Xavier with a chair across the back twice. Graves said he’s impressed by Ziggler because he made claims and is backing them up. Renee decried that he’s attacked two people from behind tonight. Back in the ring, Ziggler bashed Xavier with the chair one more time. Ziggler had smudges of blood on his cheeks, forehead, and chest. (Is that also a sign of changes or a coincidence, after the AEW bloodbath with Cody and Dusty Rhodes on Saturday night at “Double or Nothing.”) Kofi saw enough and ran back to the ring with a chair; Ziggler retreated. They cut to a sudden break. [c]
-Back live, Kofi and Xavier were standing side by side. Ziggler was on the stage. He told Kofi he thought he knew him, but he’s been wasting all of his time on Brock Lesnar cashing in his MITB contract rather than focused on him. He said in 11 days, at Super Showdown, he defends that WWE Title against him. He asked that he do one thing, and he doesn’t ask for much. He asked Kofi to celebrate like he’s never celebrated before for the next 11 days and show the world what he accomplished as WWE Champion. He said every time he sees that WWE Title with him, it reminds him that it should have been him. He said he admires him. He said when people called Kofi a B+ player, he defended him and told them how good he was. He asked what happens when he doesn’t have that title because he took it from him. He asked what happens to those millions of fans who have looked up to him since Day One when he takes the title from him. “That should have been me,” he said regarding Kofi becoming champion at WrestleMania. “At Super Showdown, it will be me!” he said. He turned and left. Kofi held up his WWE Title belt and fans chanted “Kofi! Kofi!”
(Keller’s Analysis: Some of Ziggler’s best mic work. Still a little too maudlin, but focused and intense.)
-Cole announced Becky Lynch & Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics. He said A.J. Styles was supposed to be part of a Fatal Four-way match, but due to injury he’s been replaced by Baron Corbin. He joins Miz, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley, with the winner getting a title shot at Super Showdown.
-They cut to a Memorial Day Block Party being held by the Usos outside the arena with basically the 24/7 Title contenders and a lot of the Women’s Division. The Usos welcomed everyone to the Usos Block Party.
-Backstage Shane McMahon was shown warming up. Charly Caruso approached him and said she just heard he’s competing tonight. She said it’s unusual. He said he’s going to beat down Roman Reigns at Super Showdown, just like he’s going to be a down his opponent tonight. He asked Drew McIntyre if he was ready to go. They walked toward the entrance stage together. Drew said he’s ready, but seemed grumpy.
-Shane made his ring entrance alongside Drew. Cole called it a “rare in-ring appearance on Monday Night Raw.” Cole asked whom he’s going to face. Graves said he’s sure it’ll be “an elite top-tier talent.” (Is the mention of “elite” a coincidence?) Shane danced down the ramp, then backed up to the stage. Graves said apparently Shane isn’t quite ready, but Cole said he’s in action next. [c]
-They went to the announcers on camera who said it’s a special Memorial Day edition of Raw. Cole then threw to a video package on the Triple H vs. Randy Orton match at Super Showdown.
-Back in the ring live after the video package, Shane and Drew had entered the ring. Shane extended his arms and closed his eyes as fans booed him. He said the McMahon family and the Samoan dynasty has gone on for generations, long before there was a Shane McMahon or Roman Reigns. He said they’re pillars of the WWE community. He said respect was ingrained in him since he was young, but not Reigns, because how else could you explain why Reigns struck down the patriarch of WWE, the benevolent Mr. McMahon. He hypocritically was critical of anyone punching someone’s father like that. He brought up Peter Maivia and told fans to search the history books to find out The Rock is his grandson. He brought up Yokozuna, The Head Shriners, the Usos, and said the list goes on and on. He said the most feared are The Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika. He said Sika is Rock’s father, and he grew up knowing Afa and Sika. He said he might know them better than Roman because he always had a front row seat to watch their accomplishments “and all of their mistakes.”
He said he will take a page out of his father’s book and pass on disparaging the Wild Samoans. He said his dad was always there to clean up their mistakes. He said he was there to represent the McMahon family and he was ready to fight. He asked who was going to walk down the aisle from the Samoan family and face him in the ring. The announcers wondered who it’d be. Renee speculated it’d be one of the Usos. [c]
-Lance Anoa’i stood in the ring and was introduced after the break. Graves said he’s Reigns’s cousin and a highly touted member of the family considered a potential breakout star. He said he has less experience than Reigns. Drew yanked Anoa’i out of the ring and rammed him over and over into the ringside barricade and ring apron and then ringside steps. Shane told Drew insincerely that it was enough and he was getting carried away. Drew rammed Anoa’i into the a ringpost and then overhead released suplexed him. He tore off his shirt and chopped away at him. “This is uncalled for,” Shane unconvincingly said. Drew threw him into the ring. Shane said they might as well ring the bell since he was in the ring. The ref did.
(1) LANCE ANOA’I vs. SHANE MCMAHON (w/Drew McIntyre)
For the record, the bell rang to start the first match more than 50 minutes into the show. Shane punched away at Anoa’i. An “A-E-Dub!” chant broke out in Kansas City.
(Keller’s Analysis: Those chants are likely going to pester WWE and Vince McMahon from here on out, and the best way to counter that is to produce a great product with an actual match in the first 50 minutes of Raw and not have the first match feature Shane’s awful punches after a long drawn out interview where Reigns is the sympathetic figure targeted. Oh, also stop going to Saudi Arabia and making everyone say “sports entertainment” instead of “pro wrestling” and “WWE Universe” instead of “wrestling fans.”)
The fans began chanting “This is awful!” Anao’i came back with a dropkick with one foot hitting Shane in the face. Shane blocked a second kick and then landed a spinning elbow. He threw forearms and rolled him over and applied a triangle submission with his legs around Anoa’i’s head for the quick tapout.
WINNER: Shane in 2:00.
-After the match, Drew entered and joined Shane, who picked up a mic and ordered Drew to dish out more punishment. Shane then re-applied the triangle choke as Drew yelled at him. Anoa’i tapped some more. Shane said if Sika was there, he’d do the same thing to him. He said the biggest mistake Sika made was spawning Reigns. Roman’s music played and he marched out, hitting a charging Drew with a Superman Punch, then catching Shane at ringside with an elbow and a flying Superman Punch. Reigns let out his yell, but before he could spear Shane, Drew yanked him to safety at ringside. Roman checked on his cousin, then yelled back at Shane and Drew. His music played as the segment ended. Lance got up and thanked Roman.
-They showed Shane and Drew fleeing the arena. [c]
-They showed postcard shots of Kansas City landmarks and Chiefs Patrick Mahomes. Cole said Shane and Drew can’t wait to get out of Kansas City.
-Lesnar and Heyman came back out to Lesnar’s music. When they entered the ring, Cole noted that there was a referee in the ring. Lesnar continued to hold the briefcase like a boom box. Cole wondered if the cash-in was just moments away. Graves said Lesnar seems much too relaxed to compete right now. Heyman said he is the advocate for Mr. Money in the Bank 2019. He said at the request of his client, they had a referee come out to the ring because the time has come for his client to inform one champion which champion Lesnar will be cashing in the MITB contract against. Heyman was interrupted by Seth’s music. Seth came out.
(Keller’s Analysis: I’m surprised they didn’t overtly said Lesnar was coming back out before the end of the first hour to keep people from flipping channels before seeing this segment.)
Seth said the WWE Universal Title his life. He told Lesnar to shut his mouth while he was talking. He said he sacrificed every day to become champion, whereas Lesnar is a joke who makes a mockery of it. He said he’s not afraid of him. He said he beat him at WrestleMania and he could do it again now. Seth said Lesnar is a shell of who he used to be and is now hiding behind Heyman. He told Lesnar to cash it in. “Cash it in! Cash it in!” he yelled. Heyman read the contract that says the MITB winner can pick the time and place against either champion without notice. Lesnar stopped Heyman and asked if he really has a year to cash in. Lesnar slapped him with the contract. Lesnar said he didn’t know. Heyman asked how he couldn’t know. Seth jogged, as if ready for a fight. Fans chanted “Cash it in!” Lesnar smiled and said, “I got a whole year, and I gotta make a decision now?” He laughed and said, “Seth Rollins, screw you.” He dropped the mic and walked away. Cole said Lesnar controls the cards and retains the element of surprise. Graves said he is the purveyor of paranoia. Seth stood in the ring, frustrated.
(Keller’s Analysis: That’s a bit of a stretch, but also funny, that Lesnar didn’t know enough to know the rules for the match.)
-R-Truth ran to the ring followed by Eric Young, EC3, Cedric Alexander, Drake Maverick, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Mojo Rawley, among others. Truth kicked out of a Young roll-up and then escaped with Carmella on his back.
-Back to the announcers, they reacted with smiles. Renee said it’s amazing. Cole then plugged the Fatal Four-way. He said Styles was supposed to be in the match. Cole threw to Charly Caruso (BY NAME!) for an interview.
-Caruso interviewed Styles in the trainer’s room. He said he felt a pop in is back at Money in the Bank. He said Seth beat him fair and square, but he’s not ready to go now. He said he wanted to compete tonight and have another opportunity at the Universal Championship. He said it’s not happening tonight. Caruso asked how long he’ll be out. Styles was about to reveal what he knows about the timeline when Corbin attacked him. The trainer checked on Styles and yelled at Corbin to “get out of here.” Corbin snickered and walked off.
-Becky Lynch began her ring entrance.
-An ad aired for NXT Takeover XXV this Saturday on WWE Network with a quick rundown of the line-up. [c]
(2) THE IICONICS (Peyton Royce & Billie Kaye) vs. BECKY LYNCH & NIKKI CROSS
Graves said Becky isn’t a tag wrestler very much because she is focused on herself. Cole pointed out she was in a tag match last week. Graves said, “Other than that.” Graves said Lacey Evans is going to take Becky’s other belt. Cross leaped off the ring apron onto the IIconics at ringside. They cut to a break as Nikki played to the crowd and high-fived a fan. [c]
The IIconics took over until Nikki hot-tagged Becky into the match which popped the crowd. Becky went after Peyton aggressively as fans chanted “Becky! Becky!” She landed a second rope legdrop, but Kaye broke up the cover. The IIconics double-teamed Becky and scored a near fall on her. Peyton screeched in frustration. Nikki battled Kaye at ringside as Becky came back with a one-arm slam for the win. Cole said Becky is calling it The Man Handle Slam.
WINNERS: Lynch & Cross in 10:00.
-Out walked Lacey Evans right after the match ended. She had a bright red hat, gloves, and handbag which matched the red on the Women’s Title belt Becky held up. Lacey turned and left as her music played.
-Back to the Memorial Day celebration. Tamina walked up and things got serious when she eyed Naomi. Then they smiled and hugged. The Usos broke into laughs. They said it’s a family reunion. In walked The Revival. The Usos said they weren’t invited and told them to get lost. Naomi said she invited them. She told them to work out their differences here at the block party. It was tense as the cut back to the arena.
(3) RICOCHET vs. CESARO
Ricochet made his ring entrance. Cole called him an exciting young Superstar. Cole plugged WWE t-shirts with Memorial Day themed merchandise to support veterans. Cesaro’s ring entrance took place. Ricochet landed an early corkscrew dive at ringside. They cut to a break less than a minute into the match. [c]
Cesaro dominated after the break until Ricochet made a comeback and climbed to the top rope, selling a back injury in the process. Cesaro popped up and gave him an uppercut. Then he set up a superplex off the second rope. Ricochet blocked it and kicked Cesaro to the mat. Then he went for the 630 again, but Cesaro moved. Cesaro then gave Ricochet a European uppercut for a believable near fall. Ricochet bumped off the middle turnbuckle, which they replayed in slo-mo. Ricochet countered a Cesaro powerbomb with a Code Red for a near fall. Ricochet head scissored himself into the ring over the top rope and dropped Cesaro down onto his neck for a leverage three count. Cole said he wasn’t sure what Ricochet just did.
WINNER: Ricochet in 10:00.
(Keller’s Analysis: Athleticism and innovative sequences like that are underrated by WWE in terms of what makes people watching feel their time invested was worth it.)
-The announcers plugged the Fatal Four-way main event. Then they shifted to the U.S. Title situation with Rey pinning Samoa Joe, despite Joe’s shoulders being raised. Cole said because of Joe’s post-match attack, Rey suffered a separated shoulder, and as a result Rey will be giving up his U.S. Title because he can’t defend it. Renee said it’s heartbreaking because Rey had never held the U.S. Title before in his career. Joe’s music interrupted Renee mid-sentence. Joe marched out with a smirk. Graves said he should still be U.S. Champion. Joe said it seems he heard that Rey was going to come out next week and do the right thing. He said he will be there to take back what was always rightfully his. He left to the beat of his own music.
-A commercial aired for Super Showdown. It said it will be in Jedda and that will be “be as good as or exceed WrestleMania.” Video clips aired of Undertaker and Goldberg.
(Keller’s Analysis: It’s strange seeing Orton-Hunter and Taker-Goldberg hyped via video packages only and not live appearances so far. It feels like it’s part of some parallel universe. In a way, it is.) [c]
-Back to the block party with Revival and Usos. They were tossing bean bags. The Usos won and everyone cheered.
-A soundbite aired with The Miz. He said his life has changed recently as he’s become closer with his dad and he and Maryse found out they have another baby girl on the way. He said he will become Universal Champion and it will be awesome.
-A soundbite aired with Braun Strowman who said people will find out what happens when three Superstars will willingly get in the ring with him. He yelled about Lashley and Corbin, but also slipped in a congratulations for Miz and his new child. Braun then made his ring entrance as his music played. Then Corbin, Miz, and Lashley’s ring entrances each aired. A soundbite aired with Lashley who said since he returned to WWE, he’s been playing too many games, but he’s capable of much more. He said he will be going to Super Showdown to win the Universal Title after he wins tonight, “so Seth Rollins, go burn that down.”
(Keller’s Analysis: That might have been Lashley’s best promo. He struck a main event tone and seriousness I don’t usually see from him.)
-A Firefly Funhouse teaser aired saying it’s coming up later.
(Keller’s Analysis: Did WWE just make an overt effort to encourage second hour viewers to stick around for the third?)
(4) BOBBY LASHLEY vs. BRAUN STROWMAN vs. BARON CORBIN vs. THE MIZ – Elimination Match – Winner Gets Universal Title match at Super Showdown
Braun and Lashley squared off first. Braun grabbed Lashley by his throat. Corbin entered and knocked Braun into the ropes. Corbin and Lashley double-teamed Braun in the corner, then drove him shoulder-first into the post. They turned to Miz. Miz came back with some Yes Kicks. Corbin scored a two count on Miz.
Corbin and Lashley continued to methodically double-team Miz as Strowman sold the shoulder injury at ringside. Corbin went after Braun at ringside to keep him down as Lashley battled Miz. Corbin returned to the ring and set up a double-suplex of Miz off the top rope. Braun entered and powerbombed all three to the mat and scored a two count on Lashley. They battled at ringside, with the two heels dominating Miz some more. Then they went back to Braun. Renee predicted Corbin and Lashley would eventually turn on each other. They suplexed Braun on the ramp. They cut to a break. [c]
Miz teased a comeback after the break, but Corbin stayed in control. Meanwhile, Lashley beat up Braun at ringside. Miz schoolboyed Corbin for a two count. Miz ducked a charging Corbin who flew over the top rope to the floor. Lashley then gave Miz a delayed vertical suplex, doing it one-armed, leading to a two count. Braun eventually returned and showed fire. He splashed Lashley and Corbin in different corners one after another, knocking them to the floor. He let out a roar to the crowd and then went after them at ringside. He slammed Miz onto the ring apron and then checked Corbin down hard. Lashley leaped at Braun with a clothesline at ringside. Braun threw a charging Lashley “into the WWE Universe,” said Cole (That didn’t last long calling them “fans.”) They fought in the crowd and then to the back. Corbin entered, but Miz surprised him with a small package for a two count. Miz rallied with a series of flying knees, but Corbin fired back with an End of Days out of nowhere for the pin. Cole noted that Lashley and Braun were counted out and then Corbin took advantage of it.
WINNER: Corbin in 17:00.
(Keller’s Analysis: The finish was confusing at first since the announcers didn’t make it clear Lashley and Braun were counted out. It makes sense not to have Braun or Lashley do jobs in a TV match, yet at the same time, why make it an elimination match in the first place then?)
-They hyped Firefly Funhouse was up next. [c]
-Back to the bean bag toss, Dawson knocked a beanbag out of mid-air. The Usos were mad. R-Truth showed up. Kalisto rolled him up for a two count. Anderson rolled him up next. Gallows was upset. Young, Ec3, Titus O’Neal, Cedric, and others joined in and brawled. Then they chased after Truth.
-Firefly Funhouse: Bray held up a scary face drawn on a paper plate, pulled it down, looked sinister, and then broke into laughter. He asked if the kids liked his little secret. He said he calls him The Fiend, “but don’t worry, he’s here to protect us.” He said people say and do horrible things, and sometimes he finds it hard to find his confidence. He said sometimes he finds it hard to be brave, especially when he’s all alone, but when he holds up the paper plate with the mean face, “I can be anything I want to be.” He then laughed. Abby said he just doesn’t want people to know what a sicko he is. He told Abby she knows he’s not a sicko. She said he’s not doctor. He suddenly showed up in a doctor jacket. He said the diagnosis is that Abby the Witch is a bully. “Why don’t you let me rest,” she said. Bray laughed and said he’ll never let her rest. Abby said she doesn’t want to be stuck in that limbo anymore. Bray asked if someone said limbo. They cut to kids holding up a limbo stick and then cheerful music played. Bray said he will always light the way and all they have to do is let him in. He did the crab walk under the bar. The kids looked like they were in a trance. The segment ended with the upbeat theme music.
(Keller’s Analysis: More content than last week for fans of these segments to chew on. Well done and I wonder if fans will be disappointed when the vignettes end and the matches with Bray begin.)
-Sami Zayn came out for the first Electric Chair segment. [c]
-Graves said questions have been provided by the WWE Universe and no questions, no matter how confidential, are off limits. Sami stood behind the “electric chair.” Graves told him it was time to sit in it. Caruso asked a volunteer in the crowd to ask his question. He took a while to walk past a few other fans to get to the mic. Graves said, “Take your time, no hurry.” He asked, “When is your retirement date?” Sami asked the fan, “Are your mother and father related?” He said it’s Kansas City, so you never know. A girl then asked if he misses the ginger snaps from Mixed Match Challenge. Sami told her parents they should be ashamed of themselves for the child they raised. Sami asked if he was asking about Becky or actually Seth. He winked, indicating he was referencing that they’re dating. Next they went to Sarah Schriber who asked a fan in a Macho Man t-shirt to stand up. He asked how it feels when Braun destroyed him. He let out a “wooo!” Sami said he’s tempted to come over to him and punch him in the face. He said the only reason he won’t do it is because they’re in America, a toxic culture, where he wouldn’t fight back and he’d just sue him “because that’s what American do.” He said he’d put him into a life crippling death spiral and then said he’s an American so his health care probably sucks.
Sami said fans could have asked him personal questions about his love life or if he’s a good kisser. “I’m a very tender lover,” he said. Funny. Another fan asked Sami why he hasn’t won the Universal Title yet. Sami said the fans have to step it up. He said those are all dumb questions so far. He said he can win the Universal Title anytime but he’s not interested right now. He said he’s more interested in holding them accountable for their crap. “You could have asked me anything. You could have asked me about AEW!” He gasped and some fans began chanting “AEW!” briefly. Graves talked right through it and asked about how he’d imagine a match with Seth Rollins going. Seth then marched out to his music. Sami ran out of the ring as soon as Seth entered. Seth picked up the ancient electric chair and threw it over the top rope. “It only made it through one show,” lamented Renee. Cole said he understands it’s going to be Seth vs. Sami next.
(Keller’s Analysis: Interesting. I sensed Sami really wanted someone to actually ask about AEW and expected someone would, although the fans they picked out didn’t look like the type who would do that. Otherwise, the whole thing was just odd. Is that WWE’s way of saying they’re up for the fight and not scared? Maybe it was a test to see how many of their fans would react to gauge the situation. It was all worth it, though, because know we know Sami is a “tender lover.”) [c]
(5) SETH ROLLINS vs. SAMI ZAYN
Cole said: “Indeed this impromptu match is going to happen.” They cut to Lesnar and Heyman chilling out backstage with the briefcase. Cole said Brock can cash in the contract anytime he wants. Seth controlled early. Sami took over and settled into a chinlock. They cut to a break with Sami in charge. [c]
Sami was still in control after the break. Cole said Mr. Money in the Bank can cash in anytime. They continued to battle back and forth for several minutes. Sami applied a figure-four mid-ring. Seth yelled out in pain. Seth sold a knee injury afterward, wincing when he put any weight on it. Seth came back with a frog splash, but Sami lifted his knees. Seth made a comeback and yelled, “This is my life!” He delivered two Stomps and scored the pin.
WINNER: Rollins in 20:00.
(Keller’s Analysis: Good wrestling, but what are we to believe as viewers was going to be the main event if this “impromptu” match, as Cole called it, didn’t get made? It’s so strange how flippantly they treated this match and how anticlimactically they announced it. Did Vince McMahon cut off the Electric Chair segment early because he didn’t like it, or he’s pretending he is against the “AEW” mention? Not sure what to make of it.)