Welcome to Ringside News’ live results for WWE RAW on April 20th.
Tonight’s show will feature three qualifying matches for the Money In The Bank ladder match. Those include Apollo Crews Vs. MVP, Aleister Black Vs. Austin Theory, and Rey Mysterio Vs. Murphy. Hopefully these matches get lots of time to breathe like Black Vs. Crews from two weeks ago.
The only other thing we know about tonight’s RAW is that Drew McIntyre will respond to being attacked by Seth Rollins last week. This new feud will likely result in a match for the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank, and it all kicks off tonight.
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This week’s RAW opens with a look back at last week when Seth Rollins attacked Drew McIntyre following his win over Andrade. The WWE Champion makes his way to the ring; he’ll face Angel Garza later tonight.

McIntyre says this is the highlight of week and thanks us for joining him. He gets to business and says he was ambushed last week, and left lying. And who isn’t surprised that happened? Him. The WWE Championship brings with it fame, prestige, money, and more, but also, a bullseye. Because whoever holds that title is the best in the industry and he is at the top, where it’s crowded. Everybody wants to be Champion.
McIntyre says Seth Stomped him twice last week and if you read between the lines he isn’t all that complex; he wants to be the Champion. But does Seth deserve an opportunity? Drew says he could make Seth jump through hoops but he’s one of the most decorated WWE Superstars of all-time. And if he wants to be one of the best of all-time he’s going to have to fight the best WWE has to offer. So at Money In The Bank he’s challenging Seth. And then he addresses Rollins directly, but before he can get very far he’s interrupted by Angel Garza, Austin Theory, and Zelina Vega.
Drew calls Vega the number one thorn in his ass. She laughs and says they’re all so sick of his little speeches. The problem is, he’s too focused on Money In The Bank that he’s overlooking Angel Garza. Just then, Andrade attacks the Champion from behind but quickly gets dropped with a Claymore Kick. Theory and Garza refuse to get into the ring and McIntyre hits Andrade with another Claymore that sends him flying over the ropes. The heels retreat.
Still to come, McIntyre Vs. Angel Garza, MVP Vs. Apollo Crews, Rey Mysterio Vs. Murphy, and Aleister Black Vs. Austin Theory.

*Commercial Break*

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Austin Theory Vs. Aleister Black

Theory takes a wrist at the offset but Black spinds out and takes Theory down by the leg. Black wraps Austin’s arm around his back but Theory gets up and takes the wrist again. Black hits an arm drag, but gets dropped with a shoulder. Black looks to sweep Theory but it’s dodged.
Austin tries to throw Black out but he redounds and tosses Theory to the apron. Black swings for a Black Mass but Theory avoids it. Austin tries to get back inside but Black knocks him off the apron. Zelina Vega then jumps off commentary and talks trash to Black, allowing Theory to attack him from behind and throw him into the barricade.
*Commercial Break*
Back live and Black is knocked head-first into the turnbuckles. Theory rolls through the ropes for a dropkick and a two-count. Austin lifts Black into a torture rack and throws him into the buckles, then again. He attempts it a third time but Black counters and hits a body slam. Black with a roll-up for a near-fall.
Theory attempts the ATL – his finish, but Black lands on his feet and applies an armbar. Theory lifts Black and hits a one-handed powerbomb to break the hold. Theory’s arm is hurting but he shoves Black into the buckles chest-first. Black rallies and lands a series of strikes, followed by a running knee to the face. Black connects with a springboard moonsault for a near-fall.
Theory counters Aleister and lands a superkick before hitting a brainbuster for a near-fall. Theory talks some trash, but gets punched and Black hits a switch knee to the face. Bridging German suplex earns Black a near-fall. Aleister lifts Theory for Black Mass but Theory ducks it and hits him, then runs forward and gets dropped with Black Mass.

Winner: Aleister Black

Aleister is the second man qualified for Money In The Bank, alongside Daniel Bryan. Byron saxton joins Aleister in the ring for an interview. He asks what Black’s plan is for this year’s unique Money In The Bank match that takes place at WWE HQ in Connecticut. Aleister says he doesn’t know much about corporate life, and they’ll probably want him to cover his tattoos, but he’s going to make sure every floor of that building will be a personal hell for his opponents.
*Commercial Break*
Charly Caruso interviews Shayna Baszler and asks her if she went too far last week when she stomped on Sarah Logan’s arm. Baszler laughs and says no, all she did was break Logan’s arm.

Shayna Baszler Vs. Indi Hartwell

Baszler drills Indi with a forearm and some kicks right away. Gutwrench suplex from Baszler, then she attempts the elbow stomp but Hartwell avoids it and rolls her up for a one count. Baszler gets mad and runs at her but Hartwell kicks her. Shayna attacks her in the corner and slams her, followed by a knee to the jaw and a stomp to the elbow.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

Baszler grabs a ladder and lies it beside the barricade. She pulls Indi from the ring and whips her into the barricade, then rests the ladder against the steel steps and whips Indi into it. Baszler puts Hartwell’s arm inside the ladder and kicks it.
*Commercial Break*

Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink Vs. Ricochet & Cedric Alexander

Vink starts the match by throwing Ricochet, then tagging Thorne. Shane slams Ricochet and runs at Cedric but Ricochet comes back with a rolling dropkick. Alexander tags in and they double-team an incoming Vink. Alexander tags Ricochet again and he knocks Shane around, then goes to the apron but Vink yanks him down.
Vink tags in and drops Ricochet with a right hand. Vink gets Ricochet up and attempts a powerbomb but Ricochet reverses with a hurricanrana into the buckles. Thorne and Alexander get tags, and Cedric takes them both out. Alexander puts Thorne’s legs on Vink’s shoulders and hits a swining neckbreaker. Tag to Ricochet and a tornado DDT to Thorne.
Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press, followed by a tilt-a-whirl DDT to Vink. Cedric gets the tag and they hit the Recoil into the Lumbar Check for the win.

Winners: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander

Charly Caruso interviews Kairi Sane and Asuka. Caruso says tonight Sane will face Nia Jax again but why will the outcome be any different. Asuka yells and says tonight Kairi is ready for rematch. They dance off screen.
We see Bobby Lashley in the gym, he brings Lana into the frame and she rubs his arm. He says he’s going to demonstrae how simple it is to flip a tractor tire once he’s warmed up. Lana says everyone is already jealous of her, but wait until we see what he can do. They walk off together.
*Commercial Break*

Kairi Sane Vs Nia Jax

The match begins and Sane dodges Jax to jump on her back with a sleeper. Sane jumps for a dropkick but Jax catches her legs and swings her around before releasing. We see Asuka watching on a monitor backstage and she’s screaming at the TV.
Jax throws Sane by the hair. Sane goes to the apron and slides under in an attempt to pin Jax but she lifts Kairi up and throws her into the buckles – super dangerous and poorly executed from Jax. Nia runs at Kairi in the corner but nobody’s home. Sane starts kicking the leg of Jax until she drops to a knee.
Nia lifts her but her knee gives out, so Kairi attacks her on one knee. Kairi knocks Jax into the corner and hits a sliding knee. Sane goes up top and jumps but Jax moves. Nia hits a Samoan drop for the win.

Winner: Nia Jax

Seth Rollins is sitting on a leather chair in his home. He says Drew McIntyre is a brave man, a fighting Champion, and he respects that. He says not many know what it’s like to be in Drew’s shoes, but he does. He says they both beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, and they both have a deep passion for the industry. And so he accepts his challenge to a match at Money In The Bank out of necessity, because the WWE Universe needs a leader. He is a proven leader and Drew is not. He says he’s going to take McIntyre’s title at WrestleMania because he has to.

*Commercial Break*
We see Erik and Ivar of The Viking Raiders driving on the road. They say they love to fight, that they worship Thor, they love beards, and conquer the tag team division while chanting their team name. Ivar is eating a huge leg of meat.
MVP makes his way to the ring and says he has seen lots of WWE Superstars rise and fall in pursuit of the Money In The Bank briefcase. He says we’ve already seen Daniel Bryan and Aleister Black qualify, and tonight the living legend Rey Mysterio attempts to get in. Nut right now he faces Apollo Crews, the most talented man in WWE, but he’s already told his agent to book a flight to Tiatn Towers because he’s definitely goinna win.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Apollo Crews Vs. MVP

The match begins and Crews unloads right hands, then drops MVP with two dropkicks and the veteran rolls to the apron. Crews knocks him off the apron, then jumps onto it himself but MVP swipes his legs.
*Commercial Break*
Back live and MVP has Crews in a camel clutch. Crews stands up and slams him into the buckles, but MVP fires back with a big lariat and a two-count. MVP drills Apollo with forearms while naming the people he’s wrestled against. He looks to hit The Playmaker but Crews avoids it and hits a neckbreaker.

Crews batters MVP in the corner, then hits a bit clothesline. Apollo connects with a high-angle bodyslam for a two-count. Another body slam from Crews, then looks for a frog splash but MVP gets his knees up. MVP hits the Playmaker but Crews kicks out. Apollo drops MVP, hits a miliatry press, standing moonsault, standing shooting star press, and a spin-out powerbomb for the win!

Winner: Apollo Crews

Charly Caruso inetrviews Ruby Riott backstage andasks how the Riot Squad went from being tight to divided. Ruby says there never was a Squad if you ask her, she needed double shoulder surgery because she had to carry Morgan and Logan. And now Sarah has a broken arm and Liv will be lucky if she doesn’t break both of hers. Liv thinks she’s all grown-up but tonight she will prove how small and weak she really is.
*Commercial Break*

Ruby Riott Vs. Liv Morgan

The match begins with a stiff lock-up and Liv forces Ruby to the corner but gets decked with a forearm. Ruby kicks Liv and slams her head into the mat. Morgan fights back and hits a few clotheslines and a springboard dropkick for a two-count.
Morgan shoves Riott by the head, then looks for a suplex but Ruby counters by suplexing Liv onto the top rope, then kicking her head. Ruby applies a submission to Liv and trash talks her. Ruby beats Liv against the ropes, then drops her with a superkcik. Ruby slaps the head of Liv and asks her to beg for mercy. Ruby hits the ropes but Morgan hits a rope-assisted flatliner for the win!

Winner: Liv Morgan

We’re back in the gym with Bobby Lashley and he says he’s all warmed-up. He says this is no easy task, it takes an elite athlete to flip a tractor tire, then he does it with ease. Lashley says any athlete can do that, but how many can do this; and he turns to a far bigger tire that he’ll flip later in the night.

*Commercial Break*
RAW returns with a graphic to commemorate Howard Finkel, who died this past week. That’s a shame, The Fink was most certainly deserving of a tribute video.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match

Rey Mysterio Vs. Murphy

The match begins and Murphy takes down the Lucha legend with a headlock. Rey flips out but Murphy swipes his feet but Rey does the same to him and Murphy kips-up. Murphy laughs and says “not bad for an old man.”
Rey catches Murphy with a hurricanrana that lands him on the middle rope, and Rey runs but Murphy jumps up and Rey tells him how close he came. Murphy atacks Rey, who goes between the ropes to get away, then leaves the ring and tells the referee he hurt his finger. Murphy runs out after Murphy and shoves him into the barricade, then back into the ring.
Murphy takes a wristlock but Rey flips out and knocks him from the ring. Rey dropkicks murphy through the ropes, then slides through the ropes towards him but gets caught by Murphy. Rey fights away but Murphy connects with a boot. Murphy then stomps the injured hand as we head to the break.
*Commercial Break*
Back live and Murphy slams Rey’s hand into the steel steps. Murphy drags Rey to the apron and slams his hand onto the top of the ring post, then stands on it. Rey kicks Murphy off the post and he falls to the floor. Rey runs off the steps and hits a hurricanrana onto the steel ramp!

Rey hits a springboard crossbody to Murphy back in the ring, then counters him to hit a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a near-fall. Both men wind-up on the apron and Rey knocks Murphy off into the barricade. Rey runs and catches Murphy with a bseball slide into a hurricanrana into the barricade.
Rey throws Murphy back inside the ring, and dives for a crossbody but Murphy rolls through and lifts him for a swinng facebuster. Murphy hits a knee to the face and a brainbuster for a near-fall. Murphy drags Rey to near the corner, scales the ropes, but Rey comes back with a right hand. Rey jumps and hits a Canadian Destroyer, followed by a 619. Rey goes up top and hits a frog splash for the win!

Winner: Rey Mysterio

Rey joins Daniel Bryan, Aleister Black, and Apollo Crews in the Money In The Bank ladder match.

Angel Gara and Zelina Vega are interviewd by Charly Caruso. Vega insults Caruso and says Drew McIntyre won’t make it to Money In The Bank because of Angel Garza. Vega walks off but Garza then hits on Charly and she is into it.

*Commercial Break*
The NXT Champion, Charlotte Flair makes hier way to the ring. Her opponent is already there.

Charlote Flair Vs. Kayden Carter

The bell rings and Flair drops Carter with a big boot. Flair kicks Carter around the ring, trash talking her in the process. Flair gets caught in the ropes and Carter kicks her leg, the superkicks her in the mouth for a one count.
Carter hits a crucifix bomb, then into a octopus stretch but Flair stands up and shrugs her off. Flair elbows Carter, then uses the ropes before hitting a spear. Charltte applies a Figure Four, then takes her time before transitioning into a Figure Eight and making Carter tap.

Winner: Charlotte Flair

Still to come, Drew McIntyre Vs. Angel Garza. Up next, Andrade will be in action.
*Commercial Break*

Andrade W/Zelina Vega Vs. Akira Tozawa

The bell rings and Tozawa unloads on Andrade but gets knocked down with a right hand. Tozawa hits an enziuigir, followed by a shining wizard for a one-count. Tozawa knocks Andrade to the apron, then kicks him off. Tozawa goes to the apron and hits a huge running cannonball senton into the barricade.
Back inside the ring, Tozawa hits a missile dropkick for a two-count. Andrade turns the tables and slowly attacks the left arm of Akira. Tozawa hits a tilt-a-whirl into an octopus stretch. Andrade escapes but Tozawa clocks him with a right hand. Andrade comes back with a dropkick, then looks for the Three Amigoes but Tozawa reverses him, hits a superkick, then goes up top but Andrade crotches him. Andrade pulls Tozawa down for a draping Hammerlock DDT for the win!

Winner: Andrade

The Street Profits make their entrance and join the commentary team.
*Commercial Break*

Bianca Belair vs. Santana Garrett

The match get underway and Bainca forces Santana to the corner until the referee breaks them. They lock-up and Bianca slams Garrett down by the face. Garrett grabs her leg but Bianca lifts her up onto her shoulder and walks around the ring. Bianca gets elbowed but she slams Garrett a few times. Bianca throws Garrett around, then hits a shoulder tackle.
Belair gets Santana up ain a suplex position and does a few squats before landing it. Belair hits a moonsault and slaps herbehind at Ford on commentary. Garrett fires back with a kick, then takes to the top rope for a crossbody. Garrett attempts a springboard but gets kicked out of mid-air. Belair slams Gareett then hits the Kiss of Death for the win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

*Commercial Break*

Drew McIntyre Vs. Angel Garza W/Zelina Vega & Andrade

Garza sneak attacks McIntyre but the WWE Champion turns the tables and batters him in the corner, then drops him with a chop block. McIntyre hits an overhead belly-o-belly and Garza rolls to the outside.
McIntyre beast Garza on the outside, then sends him into the ring and Andrade tries to shove Drew into the ring post but Drew stops himself. Garza tries to hit a suicide dive but gets caught and thrown over the steps. Garza runs back over the steps and jumps but McIntyre hits him with a Glasgow Kiss. Austin Theory comes from behind to attack Drew but he gets dropped with a right hand. Finally, Garza runs off the steps and dropkicks McIntyre.
Back in the ring, Garza slows things down and tries to systematically attack McIntyre but the Scot rallies back and connects with a big boot. McIntyre climbs up top and hits a diving clothesline, then tosses Garza to the outside. McIntyre dives over the ropes onto Theory, Garza, and Andrade, then looks at Zelina and says he can do it all.
McIntyre puts Garza in the ring, then throws Andrade over the barricade, and hits Theory with a Claymore Kick. Back in the ring, Drew hits a running back elbow in the corner. McIntyre attempts a reverse Alamaba Slam but Garza counter, only to be caught with a Claymore Kick.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Garza was busted open by the big boot a little earlier. Drew walks up to the commentary team and jokes with them, then goes back to the ring and hits Garza with another Claymore Kick. He yells at Vega to keep sending them in, then Austin Theory rolls in, still dazed, and he gets another Claymore.

And that’s it for this week’s RAW. Let us know what you thought and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more wrestling news and results. Until then, good health!

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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