WWE Monday Night RAW 04 20 2020

WWE Raw Results
April 20, 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.

A video kicks off the show highlighting what happened between Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins last week on Raw. Rollins gave McIntyre two Stomps at the end of the show.

The Raw video plays, and we go into the arena to hear the music of WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Tonight, McIntyre will face Angel Garza in a non-title match. McIntyre welcomes the television audience to Monday Night Raw. This is the highlight of his week. Now it’s time to get down to business. Last week, he was jumped and ambushed. As the champion, it puts a big bullseye on his back. The champion is considered the best of the best of the entire industry. Someone once told him that it’s lonely at the top. That person is a liar. It’s crowded as hell at the top. Everyone wants to be there and be champion.

That takes him to Seth Rollins. Rollins stomped his head into the canvas twice last week. McIntyre says he’s champion and Seth wants to be champion. Does Seth deserve an opportunity? Last week he said he’d give a shot to anyone who is deserving. McIntyre could make Seth jump through hoops, but Seth is one of the most decorated superstars of all time. He’s been in the ring with him. If he’s going to be the best, he’s got to face the best. McIntyre makes a challenge for Money in the Bank in three weeks: Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship. McIntyre looks directly into the camera to talk to Rollins.

Angel Garza, Austin Theory, and Zelina Vega interrupt him. McIntyre calls her the #1 thorn in his ass. Vega says they’re sick of McIntyre’s “rah-rah” speeches. McIntyre is too focused on Money in the Bank that he forgot about Angel Garza. All of a sudden, Andrade blindsides McIntyre. Andrade beats him to the corner, but McIntyre explodes out with a Claymore Kick! Vega tells Garza and Theory to get in the ring, but they’re reluctant and stay where they are. McIntyre starts to countdown before hitting Andrade with a Claymore Kick over the top rope. Andrade, Garza, Theory, and Vega retreat up the ramp.

The commentators talk about the Money in the Bank Ladder Matches taking place in Stamford, Connecticut at the WWE World Headquarters.

The Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches start next.

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Zelina Vega will be on commentary for the next match.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Austin Theory vs. Aleister Black

They lock up, but it’s quickly broken up. Theory wrenches the arm, but Black fights back, picks the leg, and applies a front facelock. Black wrenches the arm, but Theory gets out and applies a front facelock. Black counters with a hammerlock and brings him to his knees. Theory fights up and applies a side headlock before wrenching the arm. Black quickly picks the leg, but Theory strikes out. Black hits an arm drag, but Theory shoulder blocks him down. Black goes to sweep the legs, but Theory jumps over. Theory goes to send him over the top rope, but Black stays in the ring. Black puts him on the apron and goes for Black Mass, but Theory jumps off the apron to avoid it. Black hits a baseball slide. Zelina Vega gets off commentary to yell at Black. Theory then blindsides Black and sends him into the barricade.

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We come back from the break to see Theory getting the better of Black. Black soon boots him back and hits a scoop slam. Black rolls him up for a two count. Black strikes him, but Theory counters and goes for the ATL. Black lands on his feet and goes for a triangle choke. Theory powers him up with one-arm and hits a sit-out powerbomb to quickly break the hold. Theory gets to his feet and goes for a lift, but his arm is too hurt. Black quickly wrenches the arm, but Theory takes him down. Theory sends him sternum-first into the corner, but Black comes back with an inside cradle for a two count.

Black hits a pair of running elbows before kicking away at him and hitting a leg sweeper. Black hits a knee strike to the head before connecting with a springboard moonsault block for a near fall. Black grabs Theory, but Theory picks the leg. Black quickly kicks him in the face and goes for a running knee, but Theory hits a superkick. Theory hits a fisherman’s suplex onto his knee for a near fall. Theory is frustrated.

Theory sets up for the ATL, but Black elbows out and lands on the apron. Black punches him back, goes to the top rope, jumps over him, and hits a knee to the face. Black hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Black lifts Theory with his foot and goes for Black Mass, but Theory ducks and elbows him. Theory charges, but Black absolutely levels him with Black Mass for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black

Aleister Black joins Daniel Bryan in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Byron Saxton asks Aleister Black about his game plan for Money in the Bank. Black says he doesn’t know much about the corporate life, but he’ll make every floor a personal hell for his opponents.

Shayna Baszler will be in action, next.

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Charly Caruso interviews Shayna Baszler while she’s making her entrance. Caruso asks about what she did to Sarah Logan last week. Baszler said she didn’t break any rules. She just broke Sarah Logan’s arm.

Replays are shown of Baszler breaking Logan’s arm.

Shayna Baszler vs. Indi Hartwell

Baszler quickly opens the match with some strikes before hitting a gutwrench suplex that turns her inside out. Baszler sets up to break the arm, but Hartwell moves and rolls her up for a one count. Baszler is absolutely livid. Hartwell boots her back, but Baszler laughs it off and attacks her before kneeing her in the face. Baszler then stomps on the arm and breaks it! The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by Referee Stoppage: Shayna Baszler

Baszler angrily walks off… but she returns moments later with a ladder! She sets it up against the steel steps. Baszler grabs Hartwell and slams her into the barricade before sending her into the ladder. Baszler then sandwiches the injured arm in the ladder and hits a running boot to damage the arm further! Hartwell screams in pain as Baszler psychotically walks away.

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Ricochet and Cedric Alexander vs. Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink

Ricochet starts against Brendan Vink. Vink powers Ricochet to the corner and tags Shane Thorne in. Thorne bleached his hair. Ricochet boots Thorne back and hits a dropkick. Cedric Alexander tags in and knees Thorne before Ricochet hits a blockbuster neckbreaker to land Thorne on Alexander’s knee. Ricochet tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Ricochet gets dropped on the apron, but Vink pulls him off and hits a running elbow on the floor. Vink tags in and puts Ricochet in the ring. Vink takes Ricochet down before going for a crucifix powerbomb. Ricochet hits a scary counter with a hurricanrana into the corner.

Alexander tags in and takes Thorne down. Vink charges, but Alexander dropkicks him in the knees. Alexander puts Thorne on Vink and hits a twisting neckbreaker. Alexander kicks Vink back and hits Thorne with a tornado DDT. Ricochet tags in and hits a standing shooting star press, but Vink breaks up the pin. Ricochet quickly hits a tornado DDT on Vink. Alexander tags in and kicks Thorne back. Ricochet hits Thorne with the Recoil. Alexander follows up with the Lumbar Check for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet and Cedric Alexander

Charly Caruso is backstage with The Kabuki Warriors. She asks why Kairi Sane’s rematch with Nia Jax will go any differently than last week. They’re insulted and shout. Asuka says Kairi Sane is ready for Nia Jax.

Bobby Lashley is shown in a gym. Lana reluctantly walks up. Lashley says when he gets warmed up, he’ll show how easy it is to flip a tractor trailer tire.

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Kairi Sane vs. Nia Jax

They circle the ring before Sane ducks a clothesline and taunts her. Sane ducks another clothesline and jumps on the back for a sleeper hold. Jax quickly slams her off, blocks a dropkick, and hits a wild big swing. Asuka is shown shouting at a TV screen backstage. Jax throws her by the hair. Sane tries to punch her back, but Jax throws her across the ring. Jax hits a pair of short-arm clotheslines. Sane rolls to the apron and tries for a roll-up, but Jax doesn’t budge. Jax lifts her by the neck with both arms and scarily throws her into the corner. Sane’s elbow is bleeding. Sane avoids an avalanche and kicks her in the leg a few times before dropkicking the limb. Jax quickly grabs her and goes for a military press, but her knee gives out. Asuka is happy backstage. Sane punches away at Jax and grounds her with a spinning back fist. Jax is seated in the corner, and Sane hits a sliding forearm. Sane goes for an InSane Elbow, but Jax moves. Jax hits a Samoan Drop for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax

Footage is shown from last week of Seth Rollins attacking Drew McIntyre last week with two Stomps.

Seth Rollins is shown from his home. Rollins says McIntyre is a brave man. Not many men know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a champion, but he does. Not many know what it’s like to go into the main event of WrestleMania and beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship, but he does. They have a lot in common. McIntyre commands the respect of their peers and has a deep love and passion for this industry. Rollins accepts the challenge for the WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank. The WWE Universe needs a leader more than ever. As much as they have in common, the similarities stop there. Rollins is a proven leader and McIntyre isn’t. Rollins will sacrifice for the greater good and make the difficult decisions. Rollins will be the light in the darkness. At Money in the Bank, he’ll take the championship not because he wants to, but because he has to.

Two more Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches are coming. Coming up next, Apollo Crews faces MVP.

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The Viking Raiders are shown doing a version of Carpool Karaoke. They love to fight and are here to conquer the tag team division. They just keep chanting their name over and over.

MVP says he’s seen a lot of superstars rise and fall over the Money in the Bank briefcase. The briefcase guarantees the winner a title match of their choosing anytime and anywhere. Aleister Black qualified and Rey Mysterio will battle Murphy later. MVP will face Apollo Crews now, but Crews is outmatched. When WWE wanted to make the Money in the Bank Ladder Match a unique match, they called MVP. MVP is no stranger to suits, corporate headquarters, and signing big contracts. MVP forgets Crews’ name. MVP will sign the contract and become the future.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
MVP vs. Apollo Crews

Crews punches MVP back before sending him into the ropes. MVP holds on, but he soon runs into a pair of dropkicks. MVP rolls to the apron and looks for a timeout, but Crews forearms him down to the floor. Crews goes to the apron, but MVP sweeps the feet.

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We come back from the break to see MVP applying a camel clutch. Crews powers up and drives MVP into the corner. MVP quickly explodes out of the corner and turns Crews inside out with a clothesline for a near fall. MVP talks some trash and hits some crossfaces. MVP goes for the Playmaker, but Crews counters with a spinebuster. Crews hits an avalanche in the corner and punches him down. Crews kicks him in the midsection and boots him in the head before hitting a clothesline. Crews hits a powerslam for a near fall. Crews hits a scoop slam and goes to the top rope for a frog splash, but MVP gets the knees up. MVP hits the Playmaker and covers, but Crews kicks out! MVP cannot believe it.

MVP sets up for a BALLIN’ Elbow Drop, but Crews hits a step-up enzuigiri. Crews hits a military press followed by a standing moonsault and a standing shooting star press. Crews follows up with a spin-out powerbomb for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Apollo Crews

Apollo Crews joins Daniel Bryan and Aleister Black in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

Charly Caruso interviews Ruby Riott about the Riott Squad becoming so divided. Riott says it was never a squad. She had double shoulder surgery from carrying Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan on her back. Logan’s got a broken arm. Morgan will be lucky if Riott doesn’t break both her arms tonight. Riott will show her just how lonely, small, and weak she is without her.

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Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott

They lock up, but Riott soon takes Morgan down. Riott clubs Morgan and pulls her to her feet by the hair. Morgan fights back and hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a step-up enzuigiri. Morgan quickly hits a missile dropkick off the middle rope for a near fall. Morgan pushes her and talks some trash. Riott blocks a suplex and stomps the foot. Riott then hits a front suplex on the top rope and hits a running boot to the face for a near fall. Riott continues to work her over and kicks her in the face. Riott talks a little trash and tells her to beg her. Morgan quickly comes back with a flatliner off the ropes for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan

Bobby Lashley is in the gym and says he’s all warmed up. It takes an elite athlete to flip one of these tires. Lana looks excited. Lashley easily flips the tractor trailer tire. Lashley then shows a much larger tire he’ll flip in a little bit.

Rey Mysterio faces Murphy in a Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifying Match.

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In memory of Howard Finkel: 1950-2020.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Rey Mysterio vs. Murphy

The bell rings, and they trade takedowns and counters before getting into a stalemate. Murphy says, “Not bad for an old man.” They lock up, and Murphy wrenches the arm before grounding him. Mysterio hits the ropes, ducks two clotheslines, and hits a head-scissor takeover into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Murphy moves. Mysterio avoids a pump kick and puts himself through the ropes. Murphy still attacks. Mysterio gets out of the ring and shouts that there’s a problem with his finger. Murphy quickly attacks him at ringside and sends him into the barricade. Murphy gets him in the ring and takes him down for a two count.

Murphy works on the arm, but Mysterio soon sends him out of the ring. Murphy counters a baseball slide and goes for a slam, but Mysterio fights out. Murphy quickly slams the injured hand off the ramp as we go to commercial.

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We come back from the break to see Murphy slamming Mysterio’s arm off the steel steps. Murphy puts Mysterio’s injured hand on the top of the ring post and stands on it. Mysterio soon fights him off and hits a hurricanrana off the steps on the floor!

Mysterio gets Murphy in the ring and kicks him in the head. Mysterio kicks him back a second time and hits a springboard seated senton followed by a springboard cross-body block. Mysterio goes for a whip, but Murphy attacks the hand. Mysterio quickly knocks him into the ropes and sets up for a 619, but Murphy counters. Mysterio quickly counters that counter into a DDT for a near fall. Mysterio gets on the apron and grabs Murphy. Murphy boots Mysterio back and lifts him up. Mysterio elbows out and lands in the ring. Mysterio then dropkicks him off the apron into the barricade! Mysterio hits a baseball slide into a head-scissor takeover into the barricade! Mysterio puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a cross-body block, but Murphy rolls through and lifts him. Murphy hits a neckbreaker on the knee and knees him in the face. Murphy follows up with a brainbuster for a near fall. Murphy is shocked.

Murphy stomps Mysterio’s hand and goes to the top rope. Mysterio cuts him off, but Murphy fights it. Murphy goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Mysterio kicks him off. Mysterio follows up with a destroyer! Mysterio catches him with a 619 followed by a top rope dive for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio joins Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, and Apollo Crews in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

It’s official: Drew McIntyre will face Seth Rollins with the WWE Championship on the line at Money in the Bank.

Charly Caruso is backstage with Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. Caruso isn’t impressed with Drew McIntyre and warns about Angel Garza.

NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will be out next.

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Charlotte Flair vs. Kayden Carter

Flair quickly lights her up with a big boot and forearms her down. Flair boots her and goes for another, but Carter moves. Carter takes her down for a one count. Carter follows up with a crucifix pin for a near fall. Carter goes for a submission, but Flair fights up. Carter takes her back down and applies an octopus stretch. Flair gets up and snaps her off the ropes. Flair follows up with a spear and saunters around the ring. Flair then applies the Figure Eight for the win.

Winner by Submission: Charlotte Flair

Drew McIntyre will face Angel Garza later tonight.

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Bobby Lashley is shown in the gym next to the monster truck tire. Lashley fails to flip it twice, but gets it on the third time. Lana loves it.

Footage is shown of Andrade blindsiding Drew McIntyre earlier only for McIntyre to take him out.

United States Champion Andrade makes his way to the ring with Zelina Vega. Andrade will be in action, next.

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Andrade w/ Zelina Vega vs. Akira Tozawa

Tozawa punches away at Andrade, but Andrade takes him down. Tozawa quickly comes back and takes him down before hitting a knee strike for a two count. Tozawa attacks before having a whip reversed. Tozawa quickly comes back with a hurricanrana to send him out of the ring. Andrade gets on the apron, so Tozawa big boots him off. Tozawa follows up with a running senton to the floor!

Tozawa gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick to pick up a near fall. Andrade gets out of the ring to recover. Vega distracts Tozawa, and Andrade attacks him. Andrade gets him in the ring and stomps him. Andrade wrenches the arm and goes for a back suplex, but Tozawa flips through and applies an octopus stretch. Andrade pulls himself to the ropes. Andrade floors him with a vicious back elbow. Tozawa takes him down and punches him in the face. Tozawa hits the ropes, but Andrade dropkicks him down. Andrade shouts, but Tozawa rolls him up for a near fall. Tozawa catches two more roll-ups for near falls. Tozawa hits a superkick and goes to the top rope, but Andrade sweeps the feet. Andrade drapes him off the top rope with a Hammerlock DDT for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Andrade

Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits make their entrance.

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The Street Profits introduce Bianca Belair. They’ll be on commentary for hte next match.

Bianca Belair vs. Santana Garrett

Belair immediately gets the better of Garrett and slams her around. The Street Profits are losing their minds with every move. Belair squats three times while doing a delayed vertical suplex. Garrett makes a mini-comeback, but Belair kicks out of a cross-body block at one. Belair slams her off the turnbuckles and follows up with the KOD for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair

The Street Profits wildly celebrate in the ring with Belair.

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre faces Angel Garza, next.

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Angel Garza w/ Andrade, Austin Theory, and Zelina Vega vs. Drew McIntyre

The bell rings, and Garza quickly jumps him. McIntyre quickly chop blocks the leg and viciously chops the chest. Garza elbows him back, but McIntyre comes back with a wildly belly-to-belly overhead suplex. McIntyre clubs him outside the ring and drops him on the barricade. McIntyre chops the chest twice before putting him in the ring. Andrade tries to send McIntyre into the ring post, but McIntyre puts the brakes on. Garza goes for a suicide dive, but McIntyre catches him and sends him over the steps. Garza tries to jump off the steps, but McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss. Andrade hides behind Zelina Vega. Austin Theory tries to attack, but he’s taken down.

Garza quickly attacks McIntyre and sends him into the ring post. Garza goes to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick for a one count. Garza attacks the leg and applies a single leg crab. McIntyre fights up and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. McIntyre comes back with a clothesline and a back elbow. McIntyre follows up with a big boot and goes to the top rope. McIntyre hits a diving axe handle before kipping up. McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick, but Garza tries to leave the ring. McIntyre grabs him, but he accidentally rips Garza’s pants off instead. McIntyre hits Andrade, Theory, and Garza with a summersault senton! McIntyre knocks Andrade over the barricade and hits Theory with a Claymore Kick!

In the ring, McIntyre attacks Garza. McIntyre goes for an inverted Alabama Slam, but Garza counters into a roll-up. McIntyre immediately gets out and hits a Claymore Kick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: WWE Champion Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre celebrates and goes over to commentary. McIntyre asks Byron Saxton if he should give Angel Garza another kick. McIntyre goes back to the ring and hits Garza with another Claymore Kick! Theory stumbles into the ring and eats a Claymore Kick as well. McIntyre happily poses as the show comes to an end.