Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for WWE RAW, live from the Performance Centre.
This week’s RAW marks the first live show following weeks of taped episodes. WWE has moved to a weekly live schedule, meaning the Superstars must travel to the PC and then stay away from their families to be safe. It all seems a bit insane but we’ll be here to cover it regardless.
Not much is known about tonight’s RAW, except that Drew McIntyre and Becky Lynch will be there live. The Money In The Bank PPV is coming up, so we might get some qualifying matches. All I hope, nay pray, for tonight is that we don’t see the Street Profits Vs. Angel Garza and Austin Theory again. That match has been done to death.
So follow along here on Ringside News for the live results, and enjoy the show!
Monday Night RAW opens with a look back at Drew McIntyre winning the WWE Championship from Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania. McIntyre makes his entrance in the empty Performance Centre.
— WWE (@WWE) April 14, 2020
Drew brings the cameraman into the ring and addresses the fans at home. He says thanks to everyone for letting him and all the Superstars into their living rooms. He also thanks the fans and the media for being so positive on his title win. It’s still surreal for him to be standing there as WWE Champion, surreal that it only took five minutes, and surreal that he then had to beat The Big Show.
We see a replay of Drew Vs. The Big Show with McIntyre providing some commentary. McIntyre says those back-to-back matches sets the tone for what kind of Champion he will be. If you deserve a Championship opportunity, you get one.
Andrade and Zelina Vega come out and she introduces them. Drew says he knows who Andrade is and Vega says oh that’s right, Andrade beat him for the NXT Champsionship. Vega says that Andrade missed his WrestleMania moment because of an injury, so if Drew wants to prove himself as a Champion…
McIntyre says he gets it. He says last time they met in a WWE ring Andrade dumped him on his head, and left him lying with his bicep torn off the bone and took his title. He said it cost him six months of his career and he’s happy to run it back. Andrade says that last time he took Drew out and tonight there’s no more senor nice guy. Later tonight it will be Champion Vs. Champion.
Later tonight, Shayna Baszler faces Sarah Logan, Asuka takes on Ruby Riott, and Nia Jax is in action againt Kairi Sane in a series of Money In The Bank qualifying matches.
— WWE (@WWE) April 14, 2020
Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Asuka Vs. Ruby Riott
The match begins with some taunting from both women and Riott takes a headlock but Asuka breaks free and screams in Japanese. Asuka gets dropped by a shoulder and Ruby shovers her, asking for the “real Asuka”.
Asuka gets fired-up and takes Riott down by the arm, stomping it repeatedly. Asuka cracks Ruby with a knee, then holds her foot on her face in the corner. Asuka knocks Ruby from the ring but Riott sends her over the barricade. Asuka drops Riott with a headkick, then gets on top of the barricade and dances.
We’re back live and Asuka is in control, stomping Riott against the ropes. Asuka looks for a hip attack but nobody’s home. Riott hits a superkick, then boots the Empress out of the ring. Riott brings Asuka back inside for a two-count.
Riott puts Asuka in the corner and hits her a few times but Asuka reverses an Irish whip and clobbers Ruby with a forearm. They go back and forth and Asuka gets Ruby in a triangle. Riott breaks free and attempts the Riott Kick but Asuka catches her in an ankle lock.
Ruby climbs up but Asuka hits a German suplex and a Shining Wizard for a near-fall. Riott comes back with a clothesline to the back of Asuka’s head and stares up at the briefcase hanging above the ring. Riott climbs to the top middle rope and attempts a senton but Asuka catches her in the Asuka Lock.
Ruby rolls back to try and pin Asuka but she releases the Lock. Asuka grabs Riott but gets elbowed, then hit with the Flatliner. Ruby transitions from a pin into a submission but Asuka breaks free and applies the Asuka Lock for the win!
This will be the first time Asuka will ever compete in the Money In The Bank match! Charly Caruso comes into the ring to interview Asuka but she just speaks Japanese.
Aleister Black will be in action after the break.
We see MVP standing in front of a monitor and a bucket of Champagne. He says next week there will be three Money In The Bank qualifying matches; Rey Mysterio Vs. Murphy; Aleister Black Vs. Austin Theory; and Apollo Crews Vs. MVP. He says if you’re willing to place a wager, place it on ya boy.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 14, 2020
Aleister Black Vs. Oney Lorcan
The match begins and they lock-up, with Lorcan taking the back but Black taking him down and grabbing a front facelock. Lorcan fights up and takes a headlock of his own. Black tries to shoot him off but Oney holds on, so Black rolls over and hits an arm-drag. Lorcan breaks free but again Black hits an arm-drag.
Lorcan knocks Black frm the ring but Aleister slides back in and ducks a clothesline. Black hits a springboard moonsault, snapmare and a pin for a quick one count. Black kicks Lorcan in the face and he falls from the ring as we head to the break.
Back live and Lorcan is battering Aleister in the corner with uppercuts. Black fires back with some of his own but Lorcan cuts him down with a calf kick. Lorcan applies a single-leg Boston crab but Black fights out and hits a rolling kneebar but Lorcan grabs the ropes.
Black looks for an armbar and again Lorcan gets to the ropes. Lorcan hits a stuff chop to the chest but Black fires back with a flurry of strikes. He looks for the springboard moonsault again but time Lorcan hits a clothesline.
Black rolls-up Lorcan for a two-count, then Oney lands some stiff chops. Black gets mad, hits a leaping knee, then lifts him with his boot and hits Black Mass.
Winner: Aleister Black
Black is interviewed after the match and asked about his game plan for Austin Theory. Black says his game plan is to win.