The August 19th, 2019 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN. In addition to the takeaways below, Rey Mysterio was about to retire during the show but was interrupted by his son. Dominick told his father not to retire and asked him to team up with him.
Here are 8 takeaways from this week’s show:
8Roman Reigns Defeated Dolph Ziggler
Jerry “The King” Lawler joined commentary for this week’s episode. Roman Reigns faced Dolph Ziggler to start off the show. Ziggler told Roman that he is glad that he is okay but just wondered why Reigns gets all this attention for things almost happening to him.
Ziggler stated that he got Speared by Goldberg by three times and proceeded to go on another “it should be me” rant. Dolph hit Reigns with a Superkick out of nowhere as the crowd chanted “you still suck!”. Ziggler planted Reigns with a Zig Zag outside the ring as RAW went to a commercial break.
When RAW returned, Ziggler was still in control and the crowd was still booing. Roman battled back and launched Ziggler to the outside. Back in the ring, Roman hit a Clothesline and tried to fire up the crowd. The audience responded and chanted as Reigns hit nine shots in the corner and then a big boot.
Reigns went for the Superman Punch but Dolph got out of the way and hit a DDT for a two count. Ziggler connected with another Zig Zag for a near fall. Dolph mocked Shawn Michaels and then went for Sweet Chin Music but Roman dodged it. Reigns hit a Superman Punch and went for the cover but Dolph kicked out at two.
Roman once again fired up the crowd and went for a Spear but Ziggler countered into a Fameasser for another near fall. Ziggler started taunting Roman and Reigns responded with a Spear for the pinfall victory.
I’ve reached the point where I instantly lose interest once Dolph Ziggler is on the screen. He is the highest-paid jobber in the world. There wasn’t any reason for this match to happen. Roman Reigns has a big segment tomorrow night with Daniel Bryan and Rowan on SmackDown, in which he’s trying to figure out who basically tried to murder him twice. It seems odd that he would get distracted with a Twitter beef in the middle of that storyline.