WWE The Shield’s Final Chapter – 4/21/19 (The Shield’s final WWE match, Balor in action)

WWE The Shield’s Final Chapter
April 21, 2019
Moline, Illinois
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

We go live into the arena in Moline, Illinois. Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young are at ringside and run down the matches. Young is wearing a Dean Ambrose jacket.

Video Package: The history of The Shield

“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”

Elias strums a chord and greets the crowd. Elias plays a riff to applause from the crowd. Elias says he’s happy it’s the final night for The Shield. No more fist bumps, Shield bombs, or Hounds of Justice. At least Dean Ambrose had the good sense to realize there is no future for The Shield in WWE. Elias wishes Rollins had the same sense, but he’ll continue to drive RAW into the ground. As for Roman Reigns, he’s met his match because he’ll pay for what he did to him and Mr. McMahon. As for now, he’ll play a song. Elias tells Corey Graves to listen up.

Elias sings that it’s unfortunate The Shield’s final match is in the dumpiest town in the world. Elias sings that Moline is an armpit, so Finn Balor’s music interrupts. Balor says he wants to walk with Elias. Elias says he’ll let him sing with him. This song is so easy and simple that the people of Moline can pick up on it. Elias sings, “When I say, ‘I love Elias,’ you say, ‘Yes I do.'” Balor sings, “When I sing ‘Elias sucks,’ you say, ‘Yes he does.'” Elias immediately attacks him. The referee checks on Balor, and he agrees to start the match.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Elias vs. Finn Balor (c)

Elias tries to attack, but Balor comes back with a dropkick. Elias punches Balor down in the corner before stomping him. Elias rolls out of the ring and slams the shoulder off the apron. Elias gets him in the ring for a one count. Cole, Graves, and Young are at a ringside table up against the ring like they used to have it for taped house shows years ago. Elias applies an arm bar. Balor fights up, but Elias takes him down and works on the arm. Elias then taunts the crowd. Elias puts him in the corner and takes him down for a two count. Elias rips at the face and applies a hammerlock, but Balor gets out, applies a hammerlock, and sends him shoulder-first into the corner. Balor avoids a charge and chops the chest. Balor kicks him in the face and wrenches the arm. Elias goes for a scoop slam, but Balor gets out and rolls him up. Elias kicks out and applies an arm bar. Elias tries to pull him into the center of the ring, but Balor sweeps the feet and stomps the midsection. Balor connects with a Sling Blade and sets up for a corner dropkick, but Elias clotheslines him down for a near fall. Elias punches him on the apron near the commentary table, terrifying them. Balor comes back with a sunset flip, but the referee stops counting as Elias’ shoulder comes up. Balor immediately applies La Magistral for the win.

Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Finn Balor


Finn Balor celebrates and goes to the back. Elias has his guitar set back up. He’s huffing and puffing as he says anyone can get lucky, but the crowd is truly lucky because he’s going to finish up this song.

The Riott Squad’s music hits, and they come out. They say they want to sing with him and be The Elias Squad. Elias starts to sing his song, and The Riott Squad sings, “Yes I do” terribly out of tune. Elias looks really disturbed. Bayley’s music interrupts.


The Riott Squad vs. Bayley and Ember Moon

Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan will represent The Riott Squad, who are also having their final night together. Liv Morgan was drafted to Smackdown Live.

Bayley starts against Sarah Logan and shoulder blocks her down. Bayley bounces her in the corner, but Logan comes back with a chop. Logan hits a waistlock takeover and screams. Logan then applies an arm bar. Ruby Riott tags in, but Ember Moon quickly tags in as well. Moon sweeps the feet and rolls her up for a two count. Moon rolls her up again for a two count. Moon rolls her up a third time for another two count. Riott quickly forearms her and tags Logan in. Logan sends Moon into the ropes for an arm drag, but Moon lands on her feet and hits an arm drag. Moon connects with a head-scissor face-buster. Bayley tags in and hits Logan with a sliding dropkick in the corner. Bayley attacks her in the corner and goes to the top rope. Riott distracts the referee, so Liv Morgan pushes Bayley off the top rope. Logan attacks Bayley and picks up a two count. Riott tags in and applies a neck vice. Riott works her over for a few moments before tagging Logan back in. Logan applies an inverted cloverleaf, but Bayley manages to fight out. Logan sends Bayley to the corner, but Bayley comes back with a flapjack into the corner. Riott tags in and knocks Moon off the apron before Bayley can make the tag.

Moon finally tags in, hits a dropkick, a step-up enzuigiri, and a kick to the face for a two count on Riott. Moon hits a springboard cross-body block for a near fall. Moon has a whip to the corner reversed, and Riott kicks her in the face. Riott covers and puts her feet on the ropes. Morgan holds the feet down as well, but the referee sees. The referee then ejects Morgan from ringside. Moon then hits an Eclipse on Riott for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Bayley and Ember Moon


The Shield are shown on their trademark handheld camera promo. Ambrose says they will go out and do it their way on their own terms. Reigns says, “Believe that.” Ambrose says, “Believe in The Shield.”

Earlier tonight before the WWE Network special started, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Baron Corbin attacked The Lucha House Party during their match against Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers. Corbin said that was a preview of what they’ll do to The Shield later tonight.

Before The Shield makes their entrance, Baron Corbin makes the ring announcer go over all his accomplishments. Corbin says tonight will not be a happy ending. It wasn’t that way for Kurt Angle, as he beat Angle in his final match. Tonight, The Shield will get the exact same privilege. Bobby Lashley says The Shield won’t be riding off into the sunset with their hands held high. Lashley tells the crowd to look at this team. The Shield will be lucky if they’re allowed to limp out of here after this brutal beatdown they’re about to deliver. McIntyre tells the crowd to get on their feet and show respect. McIntyre says The Shield thinks their legacy is safe, but history is written by the victors. You’re only as good as your last match. After they maul and beat The Shield, they’ll be the new dominant force in WWE. McIntyre demands The Shield come out.

The Shield makes their entrance for the final time. Dean Ambrose’s contract is expiring, and he will not be re-signing with the company. Renee Young says as long as her husband is happy, she’s happy.

The Shield’s Final Chapter
Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin vs. The Shield

Before the match begins a “Shield” chant fires up before turning into a “Burn it down” chant. The two teams stand across the ring from each other.

The bell rings, and it’ll be WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins starting the match for his team again Baron Corbin. A “Thank you, Shield” chant picks up. Corbin applies a side headlock, but Rollins whips him off. Corbin shoulder blocks him and taunts the crowd. Rollins gets to his feet and looks annoyed. They lock up, and Corbin applies another side headlock. Rollins whips him off, drops down, and connects with a dropkick. Rollins wrenches the arm, and Dean Ambrose tags into his final WWE match. Ambrose gets a nice round of applause. Ambrose takes Corbin down and splashes him. Rollins drops a knee on Corbin, and Ambrose drops an elbow. Corbin quickly gets away and tags in Bobby Lashley. Ambrose clotheslines Lashley and tags Rollins in. Roman Reigns immediately tags in. Rollins hits a running forearm before Reigns connects with a big boot. Corbin quickly tags in Drew McIntyre. Reigns punches him a few times before McIntyre stuns him with a big boot. Reigns quickly comes back with a Samoan Drop. Ambrose tags back in, jumps over McIntyre, and sends him over the top rope. Ambrose then connects with a suicide dive.

Ambrose puts him in the ring, and Corbin distracts him. McIntyre knocks Ambrose off the apron, and Corbin and Lashley double-team him. McIntyre drops him ribs-first onto the barricade and gets him in the ring. McIntyre tags Lashley in and punches the ribs. Lashley puts him in the corner and punches away at him before digging his foot into the throat. Lashley gives him a suplex for a two count. Lashley quickly throws Ambrose out of the ring and distracts the referee for Corbin and McIntyre to double-team Ambrose. Lashley punches Ambrose down and puts him back in the ring. Corbin tags in and punches Ambrose. Ambrose makes a come back, but Corbin takes him down. Corbin knocks Rollins and Reigns off the apron. Ambrose quickly takes him down and applies a Figure Four Leglock. Lashley quickly distracts the referee, and McIntyre breaks up the hold. McIntyre tags in, but Ambrose counters a suplex into one of his own. Lashley quickly tags in and prevents Ambrose from making a tag. Lashley hits a dangerous looking belly-to-belly overhead suplex, nearly spiking Ambrose on his head for a near fall. Lashley throws Ambrose out of the ring for McIntyre and Corbin to double-team him. Reigns grabs a steel chair and scares them away. McIntyre tags in, but Ambrose takes him down with a neckbreaker.

Rollins and Corbin are tagged in. Rollins hits a springboard clothesline, a big boot, and a Sling Blade. Rollins then hits McIntyre with a plancha, landing on his feet. Rollins counters a Corbin chokeslam/backbreaker combo before superkicking him. Rollins stomps the mat, but McIntyre gets in the ring. Rollins clotheslines McIntyre out of the ring, and Corbin attacks him from behind. Lashley tags in while Corbin puts Rollins on the top rope. They go for a double-team superplex, but Rollins fights them off. Rollins then hits a cross-body block before tagging in Reigns. Reigns hits Lashley with a corner clothesline before clotheslining Corbin over the top rope. Reigns hits Lashley with an inverted atomic drop before taking him down. Lashley counters a Superman Punch into a Flatliner attempt, but he gets out. Reigns hits a Superman Punch to Corbin before giving one to Lashley. They’re both down. Ambrose is on the apron, and the crowd is buzzing for him.

Ambrose is tagged in, and he goes to the top rope for a flying elbow drop. McIntyre quickly breaks up the pin and punches away at Ambrose. McIntyre officially tags in before tagging Corbin in immediately. They go for a double-team suplex, but Rollins saves him. Rollins and Ambrose then give Corbin and McIntyre stereo superkicks. Lashley goes for a slam on Ambrose, but Reigns gives him a Spear. Rollins hits McIntyre with a Stomp, and Ambrose drops Corbin with Dirty Deeds! Reigns is tagged in, immediately followed by Rollins. The Shield hits their trademark Triple Powerbomb for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Shield

The Shield stands in the ring while the crowd chants, “Thank you, Ambrose.” Ambrose is still down on the mat recovering, but he soon gets to his feet. A loud “Please don’t go” chant fires up. Ambrose smiles while listening to the crowd.


Rollins says to the crowd they tried that one already. Rollin doesn’t know what to say that hasn’t already been said. A few weeks back, he won the Universal Title at WrestleMania by beating Brock Lesnar. For him, a lot of people in this area know his story, that was a culmination of the last 15 years of his life he put into this business. Rollins has family here tonight and couldn’t have done it without them or the support of the area. What he wants to say is that this title would not be possible without this brotherhood. While the title is a culmination personally, for all of them in the last 7 years, he loves them and will always love The Shield. This reign is for them. The Shield embraces Rollins.


A “Thank you, Shield” chant picks up. Ambrose takes the microphone and says he has something to say. For all the people that lives in Seth Rollins country, he wants them to look at Rollins as an example. They’re just like them. If you work hard, don’t take “no” for an answer, and bust your ass, you can do whatever you want in life. That Universal Championship reign by Rollins is proof of that. If you ever need strength to overcome things in life, look to Reigns who beat something huge. The Shield is about not taking “no” for an answer. If you want something, you stick your middle finger high in the air, kick the door down, and tell them The Shield said so. Ambrose throws the microphone down and embraces The Shield. Another “Thank you, Ambrose” chant picks up. The Shield then does their triple fist bump one final time while their music plays.


Quick Match Results

* Finn Balor def. Elias to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
* Bayley and Ember Moon def. The Riott Squad
* The Shield def. Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin

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