WWE Raw Results
April 13, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the empty WWE Performance Center, which has been redecorated.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre defeats Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his entrance. McIntyre looks into the camera and thanks the fans for the privilege of being invited into their living rooms. McIntyre thanks everyone for the outpouring of support for his title win. The internet can be pretty negative, but he’s received all positive feedback. It’s been his dream to be champion. It’s surreal that he beat Brock Lesnar for the title. It’s also surreal that 20 minutes, this happened.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre defeats Big Show to retain the WWE Championship 20 minutes after the conclusion of WrestleMania 36
McIntyre says he beat Brock Lesnar and Big Show back-to-back. He hopes that sets the tone for his title reign going forward. He’s a champion that will show up and defend. If a WWE Superstar deserves an opportunity at the title, they’ll get an opportunity at the title. McIntyre can’t articulate just how much the title means to him…
United States Champion Andrade makes his way to the stage with Zelina Vega. Vega says she wants to introduce McIntyre to the real champion of Raw, the United States Champion Andrade. McIntyre says, “…and the crowd goes mild.” McIntyre knows who Andrade is. Vega sarcastically apologizes for interrupting his speech and mocks his accent. They just want to congratulate McIntyre in person. Who else can say they had two WrestleMania moments in one night? While McIntyre was having those two moments, her associate had an injury that robbed him of his. Coming off the biggest night in McIntyre’s career, it would be a shame if someone injured McIntyre and took the title.
McIntyre says he remembers what happened the last time they fought. McIntyre went in as NXT Champion and he left with his bicep torn and six months of his career gone. Andrade left as the NXT Champion. If Andrade wants this match, champion vs. champion, he’s got it tonight. Andrade says the last time he took his title and took him out. Tonight, no more Señor Nice Guy.
Tonight, we’ll have three Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches. Asuka will take on Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan will face Shayna Baszler, and Nia Jax will battle Kairi Sane. We’ll also see the return of Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
Asuka is shown warming up. She’ll be in action, next.
It’s official: WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will battle United States Champion Andrade tonight on Raw.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Asuka vs. Ruby Riott
Asuka shouts and claps for Riott. She was dancing to Riott’s music during her entrance. Riott goes for a handshake before applying a side headlock. Riott wrenches the arm and shoulders her, but Asuka doesn’t feel it. Riott goes for a shoulder block, but Asuka stays standing. Asuka shoves her. Riott hits the ropes, but Asuka follows her in. Riott shoulder blocks her down for a one count. Riott shoves her and says she wants the real Asuka, not a joke. Asuka quickly grabs the arm and takes her down. Asuka shoves her into the corner and rips at the face. Riott quickly elbows her back and goes for a head-scissor, but Asuka kicks her in the ribs for a two count.
Asuka sends her shoulder-first into the turnbuckle. Riott was out for nearly a year with double shoulder surgery. Asuka chokes her on the ropes and pulls the hair. Asuka puts her on the apron, but Riott knocks her back. Asuka quickly hits her with a hip attack to send her to the floor. Asuka gets on the apron and hits a sliding knee strike to the chest. Asuka goes to send her into the barricade, but Riott sends her over instead. Asuka quickly kicks her down and dances on the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Asuka applying an arm bar before kicking away at the arm. Asuka goes for a hip attack, but Riott moves. Riott then kicks her in the chest to knock her out of the ring. Riott gets her in the ring and attacks Asuka’s arm. Riott sends her to the corner and hits a running back elbow. Riott sends her to the opposite corner, but Asuka pops out and forearms her down.
They trade forearm shots from their knees before Riott takes her down. Riott hits the ropes and executes a slow motion, sloppy roll-up for a near fall. The Money in the Bank briefcase is seen hanging over the ring. Asuka quickly applies an arm bar. Riott turns her over for a two count. Asuka blocks a Riott Kick and applies an ankle lock. Riott tries to fight up, so Asuka connects with a release German Suplex. Asuka follows up with a shining wizard for a near fall. Asuka goes for an Asuka Lock, but Riott backs her to the corner. Riott knees her in the face and kicks her down. Riott hits the ropes and connects with a running kick. Riott follows up with a clothesline to the back of the neck for a near fall.
Riott pulls her over to the corner and climbs to the second rope and goes for a diving senton splash, but Asuka moves and applies the Asuka Lock. Riott quickly twists out and picks up a two count on Asuka. Asuka grabs Riott, but Riott elbows her off. Riott catches her with a flatliner for a near fall. Riott immediately transitions into an arm bar before turning it into a pin for a two count. Asuka immediately applies the Asuka Lock for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Asuka
Asuka has qualified for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Charly Caruso comes into the ring and asks Asuka about being more aggressive. She shouts and says at Money in the Bank, no one is ready for Asuka!
Coming up next, Aleister Black will be in action.
MVP is shown backstage in the VIP Lounge. MVP puts over the Money in the Bank Ladder Match and how you have a 365 day window to cash in. Next week there will be three first time ever matches. Rey Mysterio will face Murphy, Aleister Black will face Austin Theory, and Apollo Crews will face one of the most decorated WWE Superstars of all time… MVP. If you’d like to place a wager, put it on the man to win it all because he’s straight up BALLIN’.
Aleister Black vs. Oney Lorcan
Black quickly takes Lorcan down, but Lorcan soon applies an arm bar. Lorcan transitions to a waistlock before applying a side headlock. Black fights out. Black soon takes him down for a two count before hitting an arm drag. Lorcan fights up from an arm drag and hits one of his own. Black gets out and hits another arm drag. Lorcan quickly puts him on the apron and uppercuts him down to ringside. Black quickly gets in the ring and hits a springboard moonsault block. Black quickly big boots him out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Lorcan attacking Black in the corner. Black tries to fight out, but Lorcan quickly takes him down with a back elbow for a one count. Lorcan quickly applies a full nelson. Black fights out, but Lorcan applies a single leg crab. Black fights out and kicks him away. Black takes him down with a leg scissor before applying a knee bar. Lorcan gets to the ropes to break the hold. Black quickly applies an arm bar, but Lorcan gets to the ropes again. Lorcan chops Black, but Black kicks him in the face. Black forearms and elbows him down before hitting a leg sweep. Black follows up with a sliding kick to the head. Black goes for a springboard moonsault block, but he lands on his feet when Lorcan moves. Lorcan clotheslines him down for a two count.
Lorcan tries for a half-and-half suplex, but Black rolls him up for a two count. Lorcan chops away at Black and screams. Black angrily kicks him in the face and stuns him. Black lifts him with his foot and crushes him with Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Sarah Schreiber comes in the ring and asks Black about his game plan against Austin Theory. Black says his game plan is to win.
Coming up next, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will make an appearance.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will take on United States Champion Andrade later tonight.
Video Package: Becky Lynch defeats Shayna Baszler to retain the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her entrance to the ring. It’s only been a few weeks since she stood her last. She knew she had only a short time to beat Shayna Baszler, but she did it. Lynch wants to clear up some of the confusion. She told Baszler that this would be a test of heart vs. skill, but it was actually a battle of the mind. A lot has been said about The Man. Maybe she’s arrogant and let the title run get to her head or maybe she used it to get to Baszler. The only person that can get close enough to the queen to destroy her is the joker she sees as posing no threat. That’s why she’s the threat. Someone who was born to bully will never beat someone who is designed to survive.
That brings her to the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. She’s here to challenge whoever wants this title the most to climb the ladder, unhook the briefcase, and think of a time and place. There you will find The Man, the champ, waiting for them. She always has a plan, but she promises that whoever wins and thinks they can beat her, she’ll shock the world one more time.
We’ll have two more Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches later tonight.
Charly Caruso is backstage with United States Champion Andrade and Zelina Vega. She asks if Andrade is concerned about facing Drew McIntyre who is coming off one of the better WrestleMania performances in recent history. Vega corrects Caruso on the proper pronunciation of Andrade’s name. She also mentions that Andrade has been a dominant champion.
Shayna Baszler is warming up backstage. Sarah Schreiber asks her about Ronda Rousey’s derogatory remarks. Baszler just walks off.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Sarah Logan vs. Shayna Baszler
Baszler almost immediately angrily takes Logan down and punches away at her. Logan covers up to protect herself. Baszler stomps her arm and appears to break it. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Referee Stoppage: Shayna Baszler
The ring announcer incorrectly stated that Sarah Logan won the match. Referees and trainers run down to check on Logan, who is crying. Baszler angrily walked off throwing chairs.
Asuka and Shayna Baszler have qualified for the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Seth Rollins is shown backstage. Rollins says at WrestleMania, he lost to Kevin Owens. Once again, his career has been crucified.
The commentators talk about what Shayna Baszler just did to Sarah Logan.
Zelina Vega will be on commentary for the next match.
Theory kicks and clubs Tozawa down to start the match. Theory talks trash, but Tozawa fights back. Theory quickly knees him and goes for a back suplex, but Tozawa flips through. Tozawa kicks him, but Theory avoids a second one. Tozawa quickly comes back and kicks him in the head. Tozawa punches away at him in the corner, but Theory drops him on the turnbuckle. Theory hits a snapmare and stomps the midsection. Theory talks trash and continues to stomp the sternum of Tozawa. Theory punches away at Tozawa before applying a rear chin lock. Tozawa quickly gets a foot on the bottom rope. Theory stomps Tozawa and chops the chest. Theory sends him hard into the corner and picks up a two count. Tozawa fights him off and goes for a kick, but Theory takes him down. Theory follows up with a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Theory applies an arm bar to Tozawa and digs his knee into the joint. Theory then grabs the other arm and wrenches it. Tozawa tries to fight back, but Theory wipes him out with a forearm. Theory hits a snap suplex for a near fall. Theory goes back to the rear chin lock, but Tozawa fights up. Theory hits a backbreaker for a near fall. Theory quickly goes back to the arm bar. Tozawa fights up, but Theory knees him and sends him into the ropes. Tozawa quickly counters with a hurricanrana that takes him out of the ring. Tozawa knocks him off the apron and teases a suicide dive, but Theory moves. Tozawa quickly goes to the apron and hits a wild cannonball senton!
Tozawa gets him in the ring and kicks him. Tozawa hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Tozawa soon applies an octopus Stretch. Theory quickly fights out and connects with the ATL for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Theory
United States Champion Andrade and Angel Garza join Theory in the ring. Vega stands on the commentary table to watch. They put Tozawa on the ropes and hit the Hammerlock DDT off the top rope! Andrade, Garza, and Theory pose in the ring.
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will be out later tonight.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre talking about how WrestleMania was a redemption story for him
They promote the Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches that will take place next week.
Rey Mysterio is backstage with Charly Caruso. She mentions Mysterio has accomplished so much, but he hasn’t won the Money in the Bank contract. What would it mean to him to win it? Mysterio says 2010 is a year he stands out. He won his second World Championship. Two months after, he could barely stand after a title match. Moments later, Kane’s music hit and he took the title from him due to Money in the Bank. Mysterio knows how dangerous the Money in the Bank contract can be. First he has to beat Murphy. Mysterio has respect for him. Murphy has a big future, but he doesn’t want it as badly as he does. Mysterio will put it all on the line and become Mr. Money in the Bank. This year, he’ll be the one cashing in the contract.
A dejected Seth Rollins is shown backstage again. Rollins says everyone needs something to show faith in. Rollins is still here for them. The Messiah has truly risen.
Angel Garza vs. Tehuti Miles
Garza quickly shoves him off and talks trash. Miles grabs a waistlock, but Garza holds the ropes. Miles goes for a leapfrog, but Garza dropkicks him out of mid-air! Garza talks trash and chops the chest. Garza hits a pop-up kick before ripping his pants off. Garza kicks Miles in the face before having the cameraman get on the apron. Garza talks to the camera and blows a kiss. Garza applies a modified arm bar. Garza clubs him and puts him on the top rope before pulling him into the tree of woe. Garza hits a running knee to the midsection before hitting the Wing Clipper for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Angel Garza
Zelina Vega comes out on the stage with Andrade and Austin Theory. Andrade and Theory get in the ring. They all attack Miles. They put Miles in the corner before putting him on the top rope. Andrade then hits a Hammerlock DDT with Miles hanging off the top rope. That’s how Andrade beat Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with The Kabuki Warriors. Asuka says Ruby Riott was not ready for her. Schreiber asks Kairi Sane about her confidence level against Nia Jax. They laugh and walk off.
Kairi Sane will face Nia Jax in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match, next.
Charly Caruso asks WWE Champion Drew McIntyre about the comments made by Andrade and Zelina Vega earlier. McIntyre points at the scar from the surgery to repair his torn biceps. He thinks of Andrade every time he sees it. It cost him six months of momentum. McIntyre promises he will hurt Andrade and Claymore him. If he has to take six months off because of that, then so be it.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Kairi Sane vs. Nia Jax
The bell rings, and Jax shoves her off. Sane quickly goes for a waistlock, but she can’t get her arms around Jax. Sane avoids an avalanche and kicks her back. Sane goes to the top rope and jumps over Jax. Sane mimes climbing a ladder. Sane hits a running boot, but Jax throws her off and out of the ring. Asuka is shown watching backstage screaming at the monitor.
Sane gets in the ring, and Jax scoop slams her down. Jax clotheslines her down twice before slapping the face. Jax throws her by the hair. Jax follows up with a military press into a Samoan Drop, which she calls the Annihilator, for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
Nia Jax joins Asuka and Shayna Baszler in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. These will be the three representatives from Raw.
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will be out, next.
NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. Flair says it’s time for a history lesson. She won the 2020 Royal Rumble and could choose any champion to face. There’s Becky Lynch. Been there, done that. There’s Bayley. Been there, done that more. You didn’t see Becky Lynch or Bayley make a challenge. You saw the next big thing Rhea Ripley make the challenge. She got The Queen’s attention. It was ballsy. That was then, this is now. Flair is a two-time NXT Women’s Champion not because she beat Becky Lynch or Bayley for the millionth time. She beat the next big thing, meaning Charlotte Flair is the biggest thing. Last year, Vince McMahon tasked her with saving the WrestleMania main event. This year, Ripley challenges her because she wants to be Flair. Ripley lacks humility.
There’s always someone faster, stronger, and better. Flair is going to remind NXT about humility. Next up is Io Shirai. Flair is here to teach lessons. Everyone bows down to The Queen.
Footage is shown of Lana giving Bobby Lashley bad advice at WrestleMania, costing him a match against Aleister Black. Lashley said he might need a new manager or a new wife after the match.
Bobby Lashley will be in action, next.
Footage is shown of Shayna Baszler seemingly breaking Sarah Logan’s arm earlier tonight on Raw.
Bobby Lashley w/ Lana vs. No Way Jose
Lashley angrily takes Jose down. Lana shouts some orders, but Lashley goes outside and tells her to shut the hell up. Lashley gets in the ring, and Jose punches him. Lashley quickly hits him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley sets up for a spear, but he’s distracted by Lana. Jose rolls him up for a two count. Lashley quickly crushes him with a one-armed spinebuster followed by a big spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Seth Rollins is shown backstage again. To all the non-believers, they’ve left him with no alternative. Tonight, he’ll stomp out all doubt.
The Viking Raiders will be in action, next.
The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander
Ricochet kicks and punches away at Erik. Erik throws him and charges, but Ricochet sidesteps him and chops him. Ricochet flips over him, but Erik wipes him out. Erik then forearms Cedric Alexander off the apron. Ivar tags in and goes to the top rope. Ricochet kicks him as Alexander dropkicks Erik down. Ricochet hits a top rope hurricanrana on Ivar before Alexander takes out Erik at ringside. Ricochet hits Ivar with a moonsault for a near fall. Ricochet clubs the back and tags Alexander in. Ivar blocks a whip and sends Alexander to the corner. Ivar sends Ricochet into Alexander, but he goes to the apron. Alexander comes back with a tornado DDT on Ivar for a near fall. Alexander applies a front facelock. Ivar fights up and Erik blind tags in. Ricochet and Alexander get the better of them. Ricochet tags in and hits a springboard senton bomb for a near fall. Alexander tags back in, and he applies a front facelock. Alexander uppercuts Erik and knocks him out of the ring. Alexander goes for a plancha, but Erik moves.
Ivar tags in, and he throws Ricochet over the top rope onto Alexander! Wow! Ivar then hits them with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Erik applying an arm bar to Alexander. Ivar tags in, and The Viking Raiders wipe Alexander out. Ivar hits a snapmare and drops a forearm for a two count. Erik drives him into the corner and tags in Ivar. Ivar shoulders Alexander in the corner and tags Erik back in. Erik sends Alexander into Ivar before body slamming Ivar onto him. Erik picks up a two count. Ivar tags in, and he forearms Alexander in the kidneys. Alexander quickly comes back with a dropkick. Alexander hits a springboard flatliner.
Ricochet and Erik tag in. Ricochet takes Erik down before kicking Ivar down. Ricochet hits Erik with an enzuigiri before shouldering him. Ricochet hits a springboard clothesline followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Alexander tags in and goes for a Neuralyzer, but Erick ducks. Erik knees him in the face. Ivar hits a seated senton on Alexander before hitting a seated senton on Ricochet. Ivar slams Alexander and splashes him. Erik hits a dropkick into the corner. They hit a double-team hip attack in the corner for a near fall. Alexander boots Erik back before trying for a Neuralyzer. The Viking Raiders quickly hit a springboard kick/German Suplex for a near fall. Ricochet broke up the pin. They soon hit a sloppy Viking Experience for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Coming up next, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre faces United States Champion Andrade.
Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits and Bianca Belair are being interviewed by Charly Caruso. They say they respect the Viking Raiders and mention they have excellent hygiene. Belair asks them to stop playing around. They’ve never defeated the Viking Raiders. If they want to keep the titles, they need to stop with the games and get that smoke.
Champion vs. Champion
United States Champion Andrade w/ Zelina Vega, Angel Garza, and Austin Theory vs. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre
Zelina Vega gets in Drew McIntyre’s face. McIntyre tells Andrade to get her under control.
The bell rings, and Andrade chops him. McIntyre immediately takes him down with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre punches him down in the corner and viciously chops the chest. McIntyre sends him to the corner and kicks him attempting a slingshot. Andrade rolls out of the ring to recover. McIntyre grabs him and drops him on the barricade. McIntyre chops him at ringside before viciously chopping the chest again. McIntyre yells at Garza and Theory. Andrade quickly pulls McIntyre shoulder-first into the ring post before stomping away at him. Andrade chops the chest before banging the arm off the steel steps. Andrade chops the chest and hits an arm breaker.
Andrade puts McIntyre in the ring and wrenches the arm. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but Andrade (sort of) twists over the top rope. Andrade applies an arm bar over the top rope. McIntyre soon comes back with a clothesline and a big boot. McIntyre goes to the top rope and hits a diving clothesline. McIntyre kips up and shakes his arm. McIntyre goes for a Future Shock DDT, but Andrade hits him with a big back elbow. Theory grabs McIntyre’s foot. McIntyre quickly hits him with a back body drop onto Theory and Garza. McIntyre viciously chops Theory for grabbing him. Vega gets on the apron to distract McIntyre as he goes to the top rope. Andrade goes for a hanging Hammerlock DDT. McIntyre gets out and hits an Inverted Alabama Slam. McIntyre then turns him inside out with a vicious Claymore Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Seth Rollins’ music hits. Garza chop blocks McIntyre. Rollins gets in the ring and superkicks McIntyre. Rollins then hits the ropes and connects with a Stomp on the WWE Champion. Rollins looks down at the WWE Championship and stares blankly ahead. Rollins then goes to the corner and hits another Stomp. Jerry Lawler says, “The Messiah has been crucified and now has been resurrected.”