Raw Recap: May 13, 2019

A.K.A. The One Where Alexa Bliss Lost Her Luggage

Raw is broadcasting from across the pond tonight in London, England. It’s the go-home show for Money in the Bank. There’s a contract signing between Becky Lynch, Charlotte, and Lacey Evans for their women’s title matches at the show. Money in the Bank competitors will collide, and there will likely be a British reference shoehorned in there somehow. Let’s see how it all goes!

Results:

  • Roman Reigns & The Miz def. Elias & Bobby Lashley by disqualification when Shane McMahon interfered.
  • Mojo Rawley def. Apollo Crews
  • Baron Corbin def. Ricochet
  • Nikki Cross def. Natalya, Dana Brooke, and Naomi in a fatal four-way match.
  • Rey Mysterio def. Cesaro
  • Sami Zayn def. Braun Strowman in a Falls Count Anywhere match to take his place in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
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Match of the Night: Rey Mysterio def. Cesaro by pinfall after a 6-1-9 and a splash.

This match was set up by an excellent backstage segment earlier in the night. Cesaro told Mysterio that Rey’s son Dominik looked more like Samoa Joe, causing Mysterio to go berserk on Cesaro. The match was, of course, excellent. Cesaro went for a Swiss-1-9 during the match, but was caught by Mysterio. An excellent technical affair between these two, and a match that had tons of creative spots. Everyone dust off your Cesaro Section signs, because he needs a push again.

Three Thoughts:

Sami Zayn: MITB Favorite

After beating Braun Strowman through nefarious means to take his spot, Sami Zayn may be the new favorite for Money in the Bank this Sunday. Zayn has been on fire since returning after Wrestlemania with his promos. Having him carry the contract and use it to taunt the WWE Universe would be a sight to behold. Plus, fans have wanted Zayn to win a title on the main roster since his debut. What better first title for Zayn than a Universal Championship that he steals from a fan favorite like Seth Rollins?

No More Games

The Firefly Funhouse took a dark, dark turn this week. Bray Wyatt’s new character debuted a clown mask during his Firefly Funhouse segment. It was terrifying, it was creepy, and it showed us a little more about how his character will translate to the wrestling ring. Nothing I could type would do it justice, so here. Watch it and enjoy.

Becky One Belt > Becky Two Belts

Becky Lynch had her big moment at Wrestlemania, becoming the first double women’s champion. Now might be the perfect time to have Lynch drop one of her belts and focus on one singular feud. Both her battles with Lacey Evans and Charlotte feel good, but if the energy was focused on one or the other it could be great. Lynch is more likely to drop the SmackDown Live championship and continue her feud with Evans on Raw. Charlotte can then defend the blue belt freely with the talented women over on SmackDown Live.

Grade: B

A much better Raw than last week. Things felt a little more cohesive, plus some good matches. Cesaro-Mysterio, the women’s fatal four-way, and Zayn-Strowman made sure the action was there. I’m a little more excited for Money in the Bank than I was on Monday afternoon, so the show did it’s job.

One More Thing:

We saw two character changes on Monday night: Mojo Rawley debuted his new look, and Nikki Cross was a little more subdued backstage talking to Alexa Bliss. Cross was back to her wacky self in the match, which is good. Unfortunately, she was very normal in a WWE.com interview afterwards. What does this mean for her?

Rawley’s new broken-esque character is strange to place. He now has blue lines painted on his face and new gear, plus he talks to himself in mirrors a lot. Will he fully commit to a “Broken Matt” like existence, or is he the same Mojo in new packaging? Time will have to tell.

– Evan Gomes is the Managing Editor of Pro Wrestling for Full Press Coverage. Like and follow on and Facebook.

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