WWE Raw – April 22, 2019

The Miz Vs. Baron Corbin Vs. Drew McIntyre

The match begins with a staredown. Miz tries to roll-up Corbin but gets kicked off and he avoids Drew to get out of the ring. Corbin and McIntyre stalk Miz around the ring, then chase him back inside.

Drew fires a chop into Miz, but the Awesome one fight backs. Corbin punches Miz in the midsection, then abruptly punches McIntyre in the face. Corbin throws Miz out of the ring, follows after, and drives him into the barricade. Miz soon reverses a whip into the barricade. McIntyre quickly attacks Miz from behind. McIntyre gets him in the ring and hits a suplex for a near fall. Corbin gets in the ring, and McIntyre stares him down. McIntyre punches Corbin before turning his focus back to The Miz. Corbin hits McIntyre with an out and in clothesline. Miz quickly rolls Corbin up for a two count. Miz then sidesteps Corbin and tosses him into the ringpost.

Miz punches away at Corbin and kicks away at him. Miz hits Corbin and McIntyre with running double knees before hitting McIntyre with his patented corner clothesline. Miz then drops them both with a springboard axe handle. Miz then starts hitting them both with IT Kicks – as he looks for the last one, Drew ducks and Corbin eats it. McIntyre drops Miz with a Glasgow Kiss, then puts him on the top rope and clubs his back. Miz punches him off but McIntyre sends Corbin into Miz on the top rope. McIntyre goes for a Celtic cross slam off the top rope, but Corbin catches him with a powerbomb and all three men are down!

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see McIntyre and Corbin brawling at ringside. Miz takes them both out with a dive off the top rope to the floor. Miz then puts Corbin into the timekeeper’s area. Back in the ring, McIntyre makes a comeback on the Miz. McIntyre hits Miz with an inverted Alabama Slam for a near fall. McIntyre sizes Miz up, but Miz reverses into a Figure Four Leglock. AJ Styles is seen watching backstage.

McIntyre gets out with a thumb to the eye. Corbin gets in the ring and hits Miz with a Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin cannot believe Miz kicked out. Corbin tries to attack Miz at ringside, but Miz sends him into the ring steps. Miz rolls McIntyre up for a near fall. McIntyre then slams him down and covers for a near fall. McIntyre looks for the Future Shock DDT, but Miz counters into a DDT for a near fall.

Corbin looks for End of Days but Miz counters into a DDT for another near fall. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale on Corbin, but he fights out. Miz clotheslines Corbin out of the ring, then ducks Drew and hits the ropes, only to be caught with a giant Claymore Kick! McIntyre goes for the pin but Corbin comes running back in, tosses Drew from the ring and pins Miz for the win!

Winner: Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin will face AJ Styles in tonight’s main event with the winner facing Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship at WWE Money in the Bank.

We cut backstage, where Charly Caruso interviews AJ Styles about facing Baron Corbin. Styles says it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Styles says that Corbin always talks about his resume, but he also has a great resume. Styles may not have defeated Kurt Angle in his farewell match, but he beats up John Cena on a regular basis. He’ll do the same to Corbin.

Sami Zayn makes his entrance. We’ll hear from the underdog from the underground, next.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from break and we get a commercial for Make-A-Wish.

The fans are singing his music, but Sami Zayn is in the ring and he tells them to settle down, he’s heard enough from them. People don’t like to hear the truth about themselves. They’re now creating a false narrative about him by saying he’s a bitter person. In actual fact, he’s jubilant!

He reiterates that the last ten months he was away were the happiest times of his life. Zayn shows pictures of himself from his Instagram hiking in Switzerland, in Norway, on a beach in Mexico, and in front of a castle in Scotland. Zayn was enjoying himself. The closer he got to returning to WWE, he was starting to feel anxiety. What was it about WWE that was making him sick? Was it the corporate structure that he doesn’t always agree with? Is it the WWE Superstars that are egomaniacs and delusional? He says he dug and dug until he got to the root of the problem. The problem is the fans. Zayn says it’s easy for them to boo than accept blame for all this. Zayn will make them responsible. He’s holding every single member of the WWE Universe accountable. Mob mentality won’t keep them safe from him. Zayn says he would much rather be back in Norway or Iceland or Sweden. He’d rather be anywhere than depressed Des Moines, Iowa. Zayn says they should take a trip to hell. Zayn dances around and leaves the ring.

AS Zayn is leaving the ring and walking up the ramp, Cedric Alexander’s music hits and he walks out. He’ll face Cesaro after the break – who I guess is on Raw now.

AJ Styles will take on Baron Corbin in the main event to determine who will face Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship at Money in the Bank. We’ll also see Becky Lynch take on Alicia Fox.

*Commercial Break*

Cesaro Vs. Cedric Alexander

They lock up, and Cesaro immediately powers him down. Cesaro wrenches the arm, but Alexander twists out and applies a side headlock. Alexander flips through a suplex, so Cesaro catches him with an uppercut. Cesaro uppercuts him to the corner and chops the chest. Alexander makes a comeback and dropkicks him out of the ring.

Alexander teases a dive, but Cesaro quickly gets in the ring and scoop slams him. Cesaro then applies a modified chin lock. Alexander fights up and boots him. Alexander dives off the second rope, but Cesaro catches him and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Alexander is screaming in pain. Cesaro attacks the small of the back before applying a chin lock.

Alexander starts to fight back to his feet, but Cesaro big boots him down for a near fall. Cesaro powers him up and hits a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Cesaro stomps the hands and applies a chin lock. Alexander tries to make a comeback, and he rolls Cesaro up for a two count. Alexander chops him a few times before connecting with some forearms. Alexander blocks a big boot and elbows Cesaro, then dropkicks him in the knees before dropkicking him again in the face. Alexander goes for the Flatliner, but Cesaro escapes. Alexander connects with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Cesaro counters a backslide, but Alexander comes back with a handspring kick to the head. Cesaro slides out of the ring to recover.

Alexander takes-out Cesaro out with a summersault senton. Alexander gets him in the ring and does a springboard, but Cesaro uppercuts him out of mid-air for the surprise win!

Winner: Cesaro

Charly Caruso is backstage with The Uso’s. They say they’re happy to be on RAW. They make a joke about drinking and driving but then The Revival walk up to them. Scott Dawson says they’re decent hands in the tag team division, but this is RAW. They were the best tag team on SmackDown, but this is Top Guy Territory. It’s The Revival Reformatory. They’re not locking down anything. The Usos welcome them to the Uso Penitentiary before walking off.

The newly names Viking Raiders make their entrances. They’ll be in action against Lucha House Party, next.

*Commercial Break*

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