Monday, April 27, 2020

WWE RAW Results (4/27) - Orlando, FL

WWE RAW Results (4/27) - Orlando, FL
We are live from the WWE Performance Center, as Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and the returning Samoa Joe welcome us to the show.


We go to the ring where MVP is there for another edition of the VIP Lounge. MVP hypes this upcoming unique Money In the Bank ladder matches and says he will have the competitors for the men's match as his guests tonight. He introduces Rey Mysterio first. Rey comes out as we see ladders all around the arena. MVP introduces Aleister Black next. MVP introduces Apollo Crews next, and says he is his pick to win the whole match.

MVP asks them all what it will mean to win Money In the Bank. He asks Rey first but interrupts and speaks for him. He does the same for Black and Crews. Crews goes to speak but the music interrupts and out comes Zelina Vega with Austin Theory, Angel Garza and WWE United States Champion Andrade. Vega laughs and says absolutely no one in the WWE Universe wants to hear what Crews has to say. She says what the entire world is talking about is... not the three of them in the ring, but the world can't get enough of Andrade, Garza and Theory.

Vega, speaking from the stage, says these three men are the future of WWE. The others in the ring don't measure up to her trio. She continues running down the three Superstars in the ring. They walk down the ramp now, knocking over MVP's velvet rope. We see the MITB briefcases hanging above the ring as Vega's group enters the ring. MVP and the other three are annoyed with the interruption. Vega says they need to do what's right for RAW and let her three guys take their Money In the Bank spots. MVP says that sounds like a challenge. Rey says Vega is crazy if she thinks they will give their spots up. Rey says it sounds like Vega came out here to pick a fight. A six-man brawl breaks out.

Rey, Black and Crews stand tall after the brawl. Vega regroups with her three Superstars at ringside as Rey's music hits. We go to commercial.

Apollo Crews, Rey Mysterio, and Aleister Black vs. Andrade, Austin Theory, and Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega)

Back from the break and Aleister Black is in the ring with Angel Garza for this six-man match. Garza offers a shake to start and they go at it with Zelina Vega yelling from ringside.

Black and Garza start things off but Garza needs to remove his jacket before there is any action. Garza offers his hand and Black shakes it and he takes Garza to the mat. Black works on the leg and Garza gets to the ropes. They lock up and Garza with a hammer lock. Black returns to the leg. Garza escapes and Black with a waist lock. Garza with kicks to the hamstring and punches. Black with a hip toss into a hammer lock. Garza with a forearm and he gets a near fall. Black with a leg sweep and a rollup for a near fall.

Black with an arm drag into an arm bar. Crews tags in and Garza with punches. Theory tags in and Crews with a shoulder tackle and a delayed vertical suplex. Theory with a kick against the ropes followed by an Irish whip and Crews floats over and hits a drop kick followed by arm drags into an arm bar. Rey tags in and he kicks Theory. Rey with shoulders in the corner. Theory with an Irish whip and Rey floats over and sends Theory into the turnbuckles for a near fall. Rey with a wrist lock.

Theory with a knee to the midsection and Garza tags in.Rey with a wheelbarrow into a head scissors and arm drag that sends Theory and Garza into the ropes. Andrade kicks Rey and he has something to say to Black. Rey with a head scissors that sends Andrade into the ropes but Theory and Garza pull Andrade out of the ring. Black and Crews with planchas as we go to commercial.

We are back and Black is in the corner and Andrade with knees and forearms. Theory tags in and he punches Black. Theory with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Theory with knees and a suplex for a near fall. Theory gets a near fall and he punches Black in the head. Theory with a rear chin lock. Theory with a forearm to the back and then he gets Black up for a Torture Rack and he drops Black onto the top turnbuckle. Theory with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Garza with a tag and a knee. Andrade gets a near fall. Theory tags in and kicks Black. Theory with a front face lock.

Theory works on the leg and he kicks Black in the head. Theory sends Black into the turnbuckles but Black with an elbow and kick followed by a victory roll for a near fall. Theory keeps Black from making the tag. Black kicks Theory away but Theory stops Black. Black with a kick and Theory goes down. Rey and Andrade tag in. Rey with forearms and a head scissors take down. Rey is sent to the apron and Rey with a shoulder. Rey with a springboard seated splash. Andrade with a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and kicks Andrade because you don't sunset flip Rey Mysterio.

Andrade counters a wheelbarrow move with a facebuster. Garza tags in and Rey sends Andrade to the floor with a rana. Rey with a cross body for a near fall. Garza with a pop up knee to Rey and then he removes the pants and sends Rey to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Garza with an abdominal stretch and then he sends Rey into the corner and tags in Theory. Theory presses Rey over his head and drops him face first to the mat. Theory with a moonsault for a near fall. Andrade tags in and he kicks Rey in the corner. Rey with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Andrade with a kick to the back. Andrade with a forearm and Rey with a kick to the head. Rey with a springboard move and Andrade catches Rey but Rey with a tornado DDT.

Crews and Theory tag in and Crews with clotheslines and he runs Theory into the corner. Crews with a splash and he runs Theory into the corner again. Crews with shoulders. Crews with a spinebuster to Garza. Crews with a power slam to Theory for a near fall. Theory with a fisherman Ushigoroshi for a near fall. Crews with a kick and Theory wtih a forearm to teh back. Andrade tags in and he pulls down the ropes and Crews goes to the floor. Black with a knee to Theory. Garza with a kick to Black. Rey with a springboard seated splash to Garza. Andrade with a spinning back elbow for a near fall. Crews counts the hammer lock DDT into a toss power bomb for the three count.

Winners: Apollo Crews, Aleister Black, and Rey Mysterio

Tom mentions that we will have the Top Ten Moments of The Cerebral Assassin. Number 10 is March 1998 when DX started.

Back to commercial.

- Another of Triple H’s top ten moments was shown. It was his WrestleMania match with Sting…

Backstage:

Andrade and Vega were bickering when Charly Caruso interrupted and asked what went wrong in the match. Andrade said his partners let him down. Andrade said Apollo Crews can’t beat him in a championship singles match. Andrade and Vega stormed away. Crews walked into the show laughing and said he couldn’t hep but overhearing the poor losers complaining. Crews said he beat Andrade once and would be happy to show everyone that he could beat him twice in the same night. Andrade returned and talked smack to Crews, who responded with a slap. Vega said that Crews would get his title match later tonight…

- A video package recapped the recent storyline developments and promos in the Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins feud… The eighth moment on Triple H’s top ten was when special referee Shawn Michaels helped him defeat The Rock in a Smackdown match. Back to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 7 and it is Trish and HHH from July 2000 when Stephanie walked in on them.

Asuka vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler

Asuka has a mic before the match and she says poor Kairi. For two years she fought Nia Jax. Asuka talks about Nia and talks about Money in the Bank until Nia's music plays and she comes to the ring.

Shayna Baszler pulls Asuka out of the ring and connects with a forearm to the back followed by another forearm. Shayna sends Asuka into a ladder. Nia sends Shayna into the ringside barrier. Nia picks up Asuka by the hair but Asuka with a kick to Nia followed by a kick from Shayna to Nia. Shayna avoids a kick from Asuka and Shayna kicks Asuka. Shayna puts a ladder against the ring steps. Asuka reverses and sends Shayna into the ladder against the stairs. Asuka sends Shayna into the ring but Nia with a running body block to Asuka.

Nia sends Asuka into the ladder and Nia picks up the ladder. Nia throws the ladder into the ring and she enters. Nia knocks Asuka and Shayna down with the ladder. Nia presses the ladder over her head and she throws it behind her while Asuka and Shayna are on the floor. The match never started. We go to replays with Jax standing tall alone in the ring.

- Still to come, Bobby Lashley and Lana will be here. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Bobby Lashley and Lana are in the back and Lana is saying nice things to Bobby. Bobby tells Lana it would be best if she didn't go to the ring with him. Bobby says Lana is a distraction when she is out there. Bobby says Lana is so beautiful that he cannot focus on his match.

Bobby Lashley vs. Denzel Dejournette

They lock up and Denzel with a waist lock. Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and a leg sweep. Lashley with a slap and he sends Denzel into the turnbuckles. Lashley with punches. Denzel blocks a kick and then he slaps Lashley gingerly. Lashley with a kick to the midsection followed by a forearm and a suplex throw. Lashley with a spear for the three count.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

- We take a look back at last week's match between Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott. Back to commercial.

Ruby Riott vs. Liv Morgan

They lock up and Ruby grabs the hair and she gives Morgan an STO. Ruby charges into the corner and Liv with a drop toe hold that sends Ruby into the turnbuckles. Ruby sends Liv into the turnbuckles. Ruby is sent face first to the mat by Liv. Liv with a knee into the corner but she misses a boot when Ruby move. Ruby with the Riott Kick for a near fall. Ruby tells Liv to learn her place and she avoids a punch by Liv. Ruby with a kick. Ruby puts Liv against the ropes and then she stares down the referee. Liv with Oblivion for the three count.

Winner: Liv Morgan

After the match, Byron Saxton asks Liv is this is the start of a new chapter. Liv says it feels like she has had so many chapters, but right now, she feels a like a lot of people her age. She says she is trying to figure out who she is. She will figure it out and she says she is confident that she will figure it out.

- We are back with Moment 6 and it is the 1997 King of the Ring Finals.

- Nia Jax is in the back and she is asked by Charly about her actions earlier tonight. Nia asks Charly what can she do about her actions? What can Asuka do about her actions? What can Shayna do about her actions? she says NOTHING.

Backstage:

The Viking Raiders says that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. They ask what does that mean for the Street Profits. You won the NXT Tag titles after they relinquished them. You won the Raw Tag Titles after they were injured. You have never beaten us. Every time, you have risen to the top, it is because we were not around. Every single time you get in the ring with us, you lose. You may be in possession of the Raw Tag titles. The world may call you champions, but we know the truth. The truth is as long as the Viking Raiders are around, you will only be second best. We dare you to prove us wrong. They want the smoke.

- Jinder Mahal is returning... Next! Back to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 5 when NXT invaded Smackdown last year.

Akira Tozawa vs. Jinder Mahal

They lock up and Mahal sends Tozawa to the mat. Mahal with a belly-to-back suplex. Mahal sends Tozawa into the apron and ringside barrier. They returnt to the ring and Mahal kicks Tozawa in the back. Mahal gets Tozawa on his shoulders for a Samoan drop. Mahal gets ready for the Khallas and he gets the three count.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

Backstage:


Andrade and Zelina are in the back and Charly Caruso stops by again. Zelina tells Charly that she will never ask Andrade a direct question again. The next time you will ask her. Angel Garza stops by and he says Charly is very professional. Angel asks Charly if they could get better acquainted and he gives Charly a red rose.

We go to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 4 and it is the DX parody of the McMahons.

United States Championship - Andrade (with Zelina Vega) vs. Apollo Crews

They lock up and they go into the corner. Crews with a clean break. They lock up and Andrade wtih a wrist lock. Crews with a wrist lock and he works on the arm. Crews with an arm bar. Andrade with a single leg take down and he works on the leg. Crews with a front face lock. Andrade goes into the ropes to force Crews to release the hold. Andrade with a shot to the eye. Andrade with a kick and side head lock. Crews with a shoulder tackle and they push each other. Crews with a drop kick. Andrade rolls to the floor and Crews follows.

Crews runs Andrade into the ring post but Andrade with a chop. Crews with a forearm and they return to the ring. Andrade with kicks to Crews when Apollo returns to the ring. Andrade with a chop and forearms. Andrade adds some kicks in the corner. Andrade with a knee in the corner. Andrade with a chop and Irish whip but Crews floats over. Andrade with a drop kick. Andrade misses a running knee into the corner and Andrade goes to the floor. Crews goes for a moonsault off the apron but misses when Andrade moves. Andrade with a clothesline as we go to commercial.

We are back and Andrade wraps the leg in the ropes and then hits a baseball slide to send Crews to the floor. Crews gets back in before the ten count and Andrade kicks Crews. Andrade with a knee bar. Crews kicks Andrade away but Andrade with a boot to Crews followed by forearms. Andrade kicks Crews in the corner. Andrade misses the running knees and Crews with an Olympic slam but Crews cannot take advantage. Crews with punches followed by a clothesline. Crews runs Andrade into the corner and connects with shoulders. Crews with a splash and overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Crews runs into a boot and Andrade goes to the turnbuckles but Crews with an enzuigiri. Crews presses Andrade over his head and drops Andrade and hits a standing moonsault for a near fall.

Crews goes for a suplex but Andrade lands on his feet. Andrade with a drop toe hold to send Crews into the turnbuckles. Andrade with a running double knee strike for a near fall. Andrade sets for the hammerlock DDT but Crews escapes. Crews avoids the back elbow. Andrade with a kick to the knee and he counters a suplex with a DDT. Andrade gets a near fall. Andrade goes for the hammer lock DDT but Crews counters and then Andrade counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. Crews with an enzuigiri and a power slam for a near fall.

Crews goes up top and Andrade with a forearm. Andrade with a forearm and Crews punches back as they fight on the turnbuckles. Crews blocks a superplex and Crews with a head butt that sends Andrade to the mat. Crews misses a frog splash and he rolls through but his knee gives out. Andrade tries to go after Crews but the referee holds Andrade back. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by referee stoppage: Andrade

After the bell, Andrade and Vega stand tall with the title as the music hits. We go to replays. Crews is still down in the corner, being checked on by the referee, and shaking his head.

- Still to come, the Rollins vs. McIntyre contract signing. Back to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 3 and it is Evolution's debut in 2003.

- We take a look at highlights from the United States Title Match and what happened to Apollo Crews' knee during the match.

Backstage:

The Street Profits are in the back and Montez says the Viking Raiders say they are second best. Angelo mentions what the Viking Raiders were doing last week. Montez says the Viking Raiders... are right. They need to make them wrong. Angelo says he is free next week and Montez says he is free next week. He tells them to bring their helmets and hair next week because if they want the smoke, they will get it.

- We have footage from the WWE 24 on Becky Lynch. We go to commercial.

Ricochet and Cedric Alexander vs. Matt Martel and Chase Parker

Ricochet and Martel start things off and Ricochet with an arm drag into an arm bar. Alexander tags in and Alexander with a back breaker and Ricochet with a neck breaker. Alexander gets a near fall. Ricochet tags in and he punches Martel. Martel hits Ricochet from behind and Parker tags in. Parker with an elbow drop for a near fall. Parker with a first drop. Martel tags in and sends Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Parker tags in and he applies a half straitjacket. Martel with a boot and he gets a near fall. Martel with a back breaker for a near fall.

Ricochet sends Martel into Parker's boot and Ricochet tries to get to the corner but Martel stops him. Alexander and Parker tag in and Alexander with a clothesline and back elbow. Alexander with a back heel kick followed by a drop kick to Martel. Alexander with a Magic Killer using Martel. Alexander with a tornado DDT and Ricochet with a shooting star press for a near fall. Martel pulls Alexander to the floor and sends him into the apron. Ricochet with a springboard drop kick to Martel. Parker with a rollup for a near fall.

Ricochet with a super kick and Alexander tags in. Ricochet with a drop kick to the back while Alexander hits a flatliner for the three count.

Winners: Ricochet and Cedric Alexander

After the match, MVP applauds their work in the back. He says he has a keen eye for talent. He figures who better to reintroduce to Raw Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne than him. He says that Shane and Brendan called their victory last we a fluke. He says that it is not gold, but platinum for a rematch.

We go to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 2 and it is DX invades the general area of Impact.

- Apollo Crews is in the medical room on crutches with his knee iced. Charly asks Apollo about his current situation. Apollo starts to cry and he can't say anything.

- We get a video package for the Seth Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre feud. They will sign their MITB contract tonight and The King will host the segment. We go to commercial.

- We are back with Moment 1 and it is his quad injury and his return the following January.

- The Raw Tag Title Match for next week is official.

In the Arena:

Jerry Lawler is in the ring and he is here for the contract signing for the WWE Championship Match, but first he talks about the Money in the Bank Ladder Matches.

Out first is Seth Rollins. Out next is WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.

Drew says Jerry might want to skedaddle since this contract signing is going to end up like the typical contract signing. Drew signs the contract and then he gives it to Seth to sign it so they can do their other stuff without any problem.

Seth looks at the contract and he thinks about signing it. Seth asks Drew if he thinks he wants this. He has to do this. He started it. He dropped him two weeks ago to get to this point and this match. To get the WWE Championship where it needs to be. This isn't about him. This isn't about you. This is bigger than all of us. You are going to be a great champion someday. You are a fighter and a warrior. You are not a leader. Seth says he is a leader. Everywhere he has gone in his career, he has led and people have followed. More than ever, the WWE Universe needs someone they can turn to and to someone who can guide them. He can be the light in that darkness. Seth says he suffered for that. He suffered for that title. You don't have to. I don't want you to suffer that same way. I don't want what happened to him to happen to you. Seth says that is his burden to carry, not yours.

Seth says he doesn't want to be the one to crush your dream. That is a sacrifice I am willing to make for the greater good. Seth says Drew is a smart man and it will make sense to you. When that happens, you can find me and I will not turn you away. I will lead you too.

Drew says it was a passionate speech and very enlightening. It is clear to him now and to everyone watching. Drew says that Seth is completely full of s***. Where are your followers? That charming personality surely didn't keep them away. It is never your fault. Drew says he doesn't know what is going on in that warped mind of yours, but I know one thing. I will not let you win this championship under any circumstance. Drew says he will give Seth some advice. Number one, shut your mouth and stop talking forever. No one wants to hear you talk. Not now, backstage, online, or to your friends and family. You open your mouth and stick your foot in it while sticking your head up your ass. Number Two. You didn't finish your job. At Money in the Bank, finish the job and go for the throat because I will go after yours.

Seth says at Money in the Bank, the big picture will become very clear and you will be better off for it. Seth signs the contract and then he tells Drew to have faith in... Drew slams Seth's head into the table and then he throws the chair and table to the floor. Drew with a head butt. Drew takes off the shirt and he does the count down but Buddy Murphy with a kick and he clips Drew. Murphy with kicks and punches. Rollins pushes Murphy away and then he hugs him.

Drew goes for a Claymore on Rollins but he moves and Murphy takes the blow.

Drew stands tall as his music starts up. Drew yells out at Rollins, who retreats and watches from the ramp. We go to replays. Drew stands tall with the WWE Title belt in hand as Rollins stares back from the ramp. RAW goes off the air.


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