WWE Raw Results
April 19, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Adnan Virk, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown from last week of McIntyre winning a triple threat match against Randy Orton and Braun Strowman. McIntyre was then attacked by T-Bar and Mace while MVP watched on.
McIntyre talks about opportunity and making things happen. Sometimes it falls into your lap. Last week, he was having a war of words with MVP telling him he’ll eventually get a WWE Championship rematch. It soon triggered a bunch of WWE Superstars to come out. First it was Braun Strowman wanting a shot before Randy Orton slithered his way out to get a shot. Adam Pearce then walked out and made a 3-way #1 Contender match for WrestleMania Backlash. McIntyre beat two of the top superstars on Raw and stands before us as the number one contender.
Also with opportunity, you can just dive into the deep end and make a name for yourself. T-Bar and Mace decided to make a name for themselves last week on Raw. They weren’t the masterminds. McIntyre knows the mastermind was MVP. McIntyre has more questions than answers. Are they going to start wearing suits or take off their stupid masks. Maybe MVP will put a mask on and cover that ugly mug. WWE didn’t even pump fake laughter in for that. They’re in trouble when he gets his hands on them and gets retribution.
MVP’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage using his cane. MVP asks if McIntyre was really wondering if he’d address these ridiculous claims. McIntyre was expecting to be put to sleep by the Hurt Lock at WrestleMania. McIntyre also wasn’t expecting to be attacked by T-Bar and Mace. Maybe McIntyre should expect the unexpected. MVP then congratulates McIntyre on behalf of the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. McIntyre is once again a worthy opponent for Lashley to put to sleep at WrestleMania Backlash. McIntyre asks if he was behind the attack last week. Lashley is the Chief Hurt Officer making all the decisions. Lashley downsized the Hurt Business recently. Why would they recruit those guys to attack McIntyre when Lashley already proved he can beat him on his own. McIntyre says Lashley put the whole locker room on him before WrestleMania. MVP says T-Bar and Mace have zero to do with the Hurt Business. Instead of challenging everyone to a fight a few weeks ago, maybe McIntyre should focus on making friends.
McIntyre gets out of the ring and sarcastically says maybe it’s just a coincidence that MVP walked out while he was being attacked. T-Bar and Mace then blindside McIntyre and put him in the ring. T-Bar and Mace then give McIntyre a double-team chokeslam. They walk right by MVP as he smirks.
Kevin Patrick catches up with T-Bar and Mace backstage. They list some animals before Mace says saber-toothed tiger. T-Bar says that animal is extinct, which is what McIntyre will be when they’re done with him. In the ring, McIntyre angrily pulls himself up.
Drew McIntyre finds Adam Pearce and demands a match against T-Bar and Mace. Pearce says McIntyre needs a tag partner. McIntyre says he can do it on his own. Pearce will consider it.
Asuka will face Charlotte Flair later tonight.
Tag Team Match
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar)
The bell rings, and Benjamin starts against Erik. Benjamin hits a waistlock before tagging Alexander in. Alexander attacks Erik and covers for a two count. Alexander stomps him down in the corner. Alexander and Erik continue to fight before Ivar tags in. Ivar takes Alexander down and scares Benjamin away. Ivar splashes Alexander for a two count. Benjamin blind tags in and chop blocks Ivar. Benjamin punches Ivar in the corner before tagging Alexander back in. Alexander and Benjamin double-team Ivar. Ivar then hits Benjamin with a seated senton. Benjamin stops Ivar from making a tag, but Ivar gets away and tags Erik. Erik punches Benjamin, but Benjamin quickly takes him down with a suplex for a one count. Alexander tags in and hits a running forearm in the corner followed by a tornado DDT. Ivar breaks up the pin. Benjamin runs in and throws Ivar out. Ivar quickly sends Benjamin into the barricade and splashes him against it with a cross-body. Alexander goes for a Neuralyzer, but Erik catches him. Erik flips him over and knees him in the face. Ivar tags in. They hit the Viking Experience (or Viking Express according to Adnan Virk) for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Randy Orton. There’s a random blonde woman in the background. Orton says the Fiend will no longer be seen. Only Orton could get rid of him. Orton will get the WWE Championship eventually. Riddle rides up on his scooter and wants to form a tag team with Orton called R-K-Bro. Orton walks away.
Randy Orton comes up to WWE Official Adam Pearce and wants a match against Riddle tonight. He’s sick of the disrespect.
Video Package: Charlotte Flair returns last week on Raw and attacks Asuka and Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley
Charlotte Flair will battle Asuka later tonight.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. She is not dressed to compete. We’ll hear from her, next.
Charlotte Flair is in the ring. She just wanted respect, but she’s not happy about losing her WrestleMania match. Rhea Ripley beat Asuka, but she can beat both of them. Flair is the opportunity.
Asuka comes out, but before she can speak, Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley comes out. Ripley says Asuka will beat Flair tonight. Flair laughs and says she ended Asuka’s streak. Asuka tries to speak, but Flair cuts her off. Asuka says she’ll beat Flair and calls her a bitch. Ripley laughs, and Flair looks shocked.
Randy Orton is walking backstage when Riddle scoots by.
Footage is shown from a half hour ago of T-Bar and Mace attacking Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre will face T-Bar and Mace in a Handicap Match later tonight.
Riddle vs. Randy Orton
They lock up, but they quickly break the hold. Orton hits a headlock takeover and cinches it in. Riddle fights up, so Orton cuts him off. Orton goes for a suplex, but Riddle counters into a sleeper hold. Orton gets out, but Riddle quickly goes back to the sleeper hold. Orton again fights out and backs him to the corner. Riddle jumps on his back a third time with a sleeper hold, so Orton crushes him with a backpack slam. Riddle quickly pops up and applies a rear naked choke, so Orton rolls out of the ring. Riddle gets on the apron for a running kick, but Orton catches him and sweeps him down. Orton then turns him inside out with a back suplex on the commentary desk.
We come back from the break to see Orton stomping on the feet of Riddle. Orton chokes him on the ropes. Riddle fights back with some chops, but Orton quickly drops him with a scoop powerslam for a near fall. Orton connects with a vertical suplex and casually gets up. Orton pulls Riddle to his feet and viciously uppercuts him back down. Orton continues to attack Riddle and cinches in a deep chin lock. Orton yells about the importance of respect. Riddle fights up, but Orton uppercuts him. Orton charges him in the corner, but his the ring post shoulder-first when Riddle moves.
Riddle starts connecting with some body shots and a kick. Riddle stuns him with a snap kick and kips up. Riddle hits a running forearm in the corner before hitting a second one. Orton elbows out of a move and punches him down. Riddle quickly sweeps the feet and hits a Broton for a two count. Riddle goes to the top rope, but Orton cuts him off. Adnan Virk wonders if Riddle was going for a “Flying Bro.” Orton then connects with a superplex for a two count. Orton gets Riddle near the ropes, so Riddle surprises him with a triangle choke over the top rope. Riddle releases, and Orton quickly drops him with a hanging DDT. Orton sets up for an RKO, but Riddle catches him with a crucifix pin for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Riddle
WWE Official Adam Pearce is on the phone when WWE United States Champion Sheamus walks into the office. Pearce talks about the lineage of the US Title and talks about open challenges. Sheamus isn’t happy he’s trying to goad him into an open challenge. Sheamus says he’ll do it, but the title won’t be on the line.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler make their way to the ring. They’ll face Lana and Naomi, next.
Non-Title Tag Team Match
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Naomi and Lana
Lana and Naomi double-team Jax to start the match, but she quickly overpowers them with a double suplex and tags in Baszler. As Baszler fights Lana, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke come out to the stage. They show long clips of Nia Jax slipping last week on Raw. Jax angrily chases them, leaving Baszler alone in the ring. Lana and Naomi hit a double-team facebuster for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Naomi and Lana
Video Package: Bad Bunny talks about how much fun he had at WrestleMania 37
The commentators talk about how Bad Bunny’s tour in 2022 is already sold out.
Miz TV celebrates the season premiere of Miz and Mrs, next.
The Miz and Maryse are in the ring for Miz TV. Miz says he was in the most must see match at WrestleMania. Miz takes credit for Bad Bunny’s tour selling out. Miz then talks about beating Priest on Raw and the successful premiere of Miz & Mrs. They kiss in the ring while fireworks go off.
Damian Priest comes out and says Miz is as delusional as Jake Paul thinking he’s a real fighter. Footage is shown of Miz rolling Priest up last week after a distraction from Maryse. What kind of man brags about a win like that? Maryse asks who he thinks he is. If he wants a match against the Miz, he’s got it. Miz looks shocked. Priest thanks them and drinks the champagne before saying it’s trash. Miz throws champagne in his face and runs off with Maryse.
The New Day see Riddle backstage and they scream about silver dollar pancakes.
Elias and Jaxson Ryker are in the ring. Elias goes to play guitar, but a different sound is heard. Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston are on the stage. Woods is playing a bass guitar.
Elias w/ Jaxson Ryker vs. Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods
Elias immediately knees Kingston down for a near fall. Elias hits a twisting neckbreaker for another near fall. Woods distracts Elias by playing Stone Cold Steve Austin’s theme on the bass. Kingston hits a Lou Thesz Press before stomping a mudhole in Elias. Elias quickly comes back with a press slam onto the top rope. Elias keeps Kingston grounded, but Kingston fights up and hits a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a cross-body block for a near fall. They botch an SOS for a near fall. Kingston nearly spiked himself on his head. Kingston splashes him in the corner and sends him to the opposite corner. Elias boots Kingston back and goes to the top rope. Kingston cuts him off. Kingston goes for a frankensteiner, but Elias holds onto the ropes. Elias hits a flying elbow drop for the clean win.
Winner by Pinfall: Elias
Alexa’s Playground is next.
Alexa Bliss is swinging backstage with Lily the puppet next to her. They show some photoshopped images of Lily with Alexa Bliss as a child. Bliss talks about her childhood where a kid didn’t want to give her a bite of her ice cream. Bliss shoved “that little bitch” off the swing. The kid “fell on her ass and broke her arm.” Bliss laughs and says Lily made her do it. Lily didn’t like HIM and she doesn’t like anyone in the women’s locker room. They show a graphic of Lily biting toward the camera.
Footage is shown of Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke embarrassing Nia Jax earlier tonight. Sarah Schreiber asks them if this is appropriate behavior. Rose says they’re not the bullies. Nia Jax comes up and the two faces run away. Shayna Baszler comes up and tells Nia Jax to get her head in the game. Baszler tells Jax she better start paying attention or else. Angel Garza walks up and asks Jax what she saw in Reginald.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. He’ll face T-Bar and Mace, next.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Drew McIntyre vs. T-Bar and Mace
McIntyre quickly jumps them to start the match. McIntyre ends up in the ring with T-Bar. McIntyre gives T-Bar a suplex for a two count. Mace tags in and knees away at McIntyre. MVP is watching backstage. McIntyre chops Mace back. Mace quickly comes back with a back elbow for a one count. T-Bar tags in. T-Bar and Mace hit a double-team suplex for a near fall. T-Bar continues to strike away at McIntyre and applies a chin lock. McIntyre fights up and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. T-Bar fights back and heads to the second rope. T-Bar jumps into a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick, but stops to attack Mace. T-Bar attacks McIntyre in the corner, and Mace joins in. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Drew McIntyre
Braun Strowman, who was advertised earlier today as facing Randy Orton, makes the save.
Tag Team Match
Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman vs. T-Bar and Mace
Strowman starts against Mace and shoulder blocks him down. Strowman punches away at Mace and clubs him down. Strowman is somehow bleeding from his forehead. McIntyre tags in and clubs away at Mace. Mace quickly hits a throat thrust. T-Bar tags in, but McIntyre takes him down. Strowman tags in and big boots T-Bar down. T-Bar soon fights back. Mace and T-Bar take Strowman down and keep him grounded. T-Bar applies a chin lock, but Strowman fights up. T-Bar angrily clubs away at the back before hitting the ropes, but Strowman hits a back body drop. McIntyre and Mace tag in. McIntyre hits a clothesline before having a whip reversed. McIntyre quickly responds with a clothesline and an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre connects with a neckbreaker before kipping up. McIntyre rips Mace’s mask off. Mace slaps him in the face with the mask, so the referee disqualifies him.
Winners by Disqualification: T-Bar and Mace
Strowman runs in and shoulder blocks T-Bar down. Strowman rips T-Bar’s mask off. Dominik Dijakovic and Dio Maddin back up the ramp… yet the commentators seem to not know who they are despite one of them being a former Raw commentator and the other being a featured member of the NXT roster.
The Miz will face Damian Priest, next.
The Miz w/ Maryse vs. Damian Priest
The bell rings, and Miz goes outside to kiss his wife. Priest starts the match strong until Maryse grabs the boot. Miz quickly attacks Priest and sends him into barricades outside the ring. Miz puts him in the ring and hits a double axe handle. Miz punches away at him and hits a boot to the face for a one count. Priest tries to fight back, but Miz cuts him off with a Reality Check. Miz hits the IT Kicks, but Priest blocks the spin kick. Priest runs wild on Miz with kicks and a flapjack. Priest hits a back elbow in the corner. Miz reverses a whip, but Priest hits a slow motion springboard senton. Priest sets up for his finish, but Maryse grabs the foot. Miz rolls Priest up with his feet on the ropes for a two count. Maryse gets on the apron, but gets down when Priest scares her. Priest knocks Miz back and connects with Hit the Lights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest
Charlotte Flair will face Asuka in the main event.
WWE United States Champion Sheamus is in the ring. Sheamus puts over being the United States Champion and being a hard worker. Now it’s time for an open challenge, which is answered by… Humberto Carrillo.
Sheamus immediately attacks Carrillo before the bell rings. Sheamus sends him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Sheamus flattens him with a Brogue Kick and says Carrillo isn’t in his league.
Charlotte Flair battles Asuka, next.
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Before the match begins, Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley comes out to watch this match. Asuka takes Flair down with a kick to the ribs and knocks her into the ropes. Asuka goes for a hip attack against the ropes, but Flair moves. Flair kicks her down and goes for a neckbreaker on the apron. They seemingly both hit each other with a neckbreaker… or something… no one on commentary seems to know either.
We come back from the break to see Asuka and Flair exchanging strikes. Flair misses a big boot, and Asuka punches away at her. Flair hits a facebuster and hits the ropes, but Asuka hits the double knee facebuster. Flair set up for a spear and has to pause because Asuka hadn’t hit the ropes yet. Flair then speared her down when she came off the ropes for a two count. Asuka fights out of a Figure Four Leglock. Asuka goes for a kick, but Flair applies a knee bar over the ropes. Asuka leapfrogs a chop block and applies an Asuka Lock, but Flair rolls to the bottom rope. Flair takes her down and applies the Figure Eight. Ripley pulls Flair’s arms out. Flair grabs Ripley in full view of the referee and tries to pull her into the ring. Asuka kicks Flair in the face and rolls her up. Flair’s shoulder is off the mat, but the referee counts the pin anyway. Yikes.
Winner by Pinfall: Asuka
Flair throws the referee after the match and stomps away at the referee. Flair angrily forearms away at the neck of the nameless referee. Two referees run in and beg Flair to go away. Flair runs back and continues to strike the fallen and still nameless referee. Flair kicks him in the ribs and stands tall in the ring.