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On last week’s RAW, T-Bar and Mace attacked Drew McIntyre at the close. Was this the formation of a new Hurt Business? Or were they merely answering Lashley’s call for someone to take McIntyre out? Well tonight McIntyre will be seeking answers from the former Retribution members and we’re sure MVP and the All Mighty WWE Champion will be on-hand.
As of the time of writing, WWE has announced two matches for tonight’s RAW. The first match is a first-time ever, which sees Braun Strowman face Randy Orton. Both men were involved in the main event Triple Threat last week and now tonight they go one-on-one. The other announced match will see Asuka Vs. Charlotte. Last week Flair returned to the show and put the whole roster on blast, and tonight she gets a chance to put her money where her mouth is. Let us know who you think will come out on top in these matches?
That’s what we know about tonight’s RAW, however we can be assured we’ll finally hear from the new United States Champion, Sheamus, as well as the new RAW Tag Team Champions, AJ Styles & Omos. Sound off in the comments below and hit that refresh button to stay up to date. Enjoy the show!
Monday Night RAW opens with the Scottish Warrior, Drew McIntyre, coming to the ring to address the end of last week’s show in which T-Bar and Mace attacked him.
McIntyre starts off by saying opportunity is a hell of a thing. You can make your own opportunities and sometimes it can fall right in your lap. Such was the case last week when he said he wanted to win his title back but out came Braun Strowman and Randy Orton asking for their own opportunities. Well he faced both men in a Triple Threat and won. Then came Mace and T-Bar but he doesn’t think they’re the masterminds behind the attack, in fact he’s certain it’s MVP. Drew says he has more questions than answers, like whether or not they’ll take off the stupid masks and wear suits. However he does know he wants to get his hands on those “bastards” and get some retribution.
MVP comes out with his cane and says Drew wasn’t expecting? He also wasn’t expecting Lashley to beat him at WrestleMania. And he wasn’t expecting T-Bar and Mace last week. Maybe he should start expecting the unexpected. MVP congratulates Drew on his win and says Lashley thinks Drew will make a worthy opponent at WrestleMania Backlash. McIntyre asks if he had anything to do with the attack last week and MVP says Lashley make the decisions around here. Lashley decided to downsize The Hurt Business, so why would he recruit two new people?
Drew says it was only three weeks ago when Lashley sent the whole locker room after him. MVP says Mace and T-Bar have no affiliation with The Hurt Business. MVP reminds McIntyre that he walked into the locker room and demanded everyone fight him, so maybe he made some enemies? McIntyre slowly gets out of the ring and says maybe MVP is telling the truth, and maybe they can talk it out. Before McIntyre reaches MVP, he gets attacked by Mace and T-Bar. They carry him into the ring and hit a double Chokeslam, then leave together, walking past MVP.
T-Bar and Mace walk backstage and they’re asked about their actions and they say random words like “birds” and “sabretooth tigers”. T-Bar says the sabretooth is extinct, just like Drew McIntyre will be when they’re done.
McIntyre is stomping around backstage and approaches Adam Pearce. Drew wants Mace and T-Bar but Pearce says he won’t give him the match unless he gets a tag partner. Drew says he doesn’t need one and that Pearce will regret it if he doesn’t give him the match.
We start with Shelton and Erik and they lock-up. Benjamin forces Erik back to the corner but the Viking starts punching him. Benjamin avoids a knee and takes the back of Erik before tagging Cedric. Shelton slams Erik and Cedric hits a dropkick to the face for a one-count. Alexander backs Erik into the corner and punches him down. Cedric drives a knee in Erik’s face and tags Shelton for a short-arm clothesline.
Benjamin slams Erik into the buckles and tags Cedric again. Erik lands a big forearm and tags Ivar, who comes in with a sidewalk slam. Ivar runs at Shelton on the apron but he jumps off, then Ivar jumps for a crossbody but Cedric avoids it. Benjamin tags in and attacks Ivar from behind and beats him into the corner. Shelton and Cedric make quick tags and keep Ivar isolated in their corner. Ivar eventually starts firing back and hits a seated senton to Shelton, then crawls towards Erik but Benjamin grabs an ankle lock.
Ivar rolls Shelton off, then gets the tag and Erik comes in with a flurry of strikes. Erik gets caught with a float-over slam by Shelton, then Cedric tags in for a running forearm in the corner and a rope-assisted tornado DDT. Ivar breaks the pin attempt, then he and Benjmin brawl out of the ring. Ivar hits a running crossbody to Shelton, squashing him against the barricade. Inside the ring, Erik flips Cedric over and drills him with a knee, then tags Ivar so they can hit the Viking Experience for the win.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Randy Orton. Patrick asks Orton about The Fiend and Randy says nobody will ever see The Fiend again as long as he’s around. Orton turns his attention to the WWE Championship and says he’s waiting to see who prevails at WrestleMania Backlash. Riddle rolls up and starts rambling about Orton being the apex predator and what that means. Riddle says neither of them have titles, so maybe they should form a team called RKBro. He starts talking about matching scooters but Orton walks off.
Randy Orton walks into Adam Pearce’s office and says he’s sick of the disrespect. Orton says he doesn’t know who the kid on the scooter is but he wants to teach him a lesson in the ring tonight and Pearce gives the go-ahead. It seems the advertised match between Randy and Braun Strowman is off.
We see replays of Charlotte Flair’s return from last week. Flair makes her way to the ring in a purple suit.
Charlotte says she came back last week demanding respect from the locker room and the Universe. She didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, she just said what was on her mind. If any of those rats backstage didn’t like it then why was her name on all their lips at WrestleMania. Flair mocks the women and says they’re all so fake to each other. She doesn’t know why they’re even mad at her, they didn’t have matches taken from them like she did.
Charlotte says she can beat Asuka and Ripley, she could beat them both in one night. That’s why they call her the opportunity. And tonight she will give Asuka the opportunity. She thinks Asuka is one of the best in the world but that doesn’t mean she has to like her. And she will show why she is the Queen. Asuka comes to the ring but before she can speak she is interrupted Rhea Ripley.
Ripley stays on the stage and Charlotte says if they want she can beat them both. Rhea can sit at ringside and take notes while she beats Asuka. Rhea says she’ll take that offer but she’s confident Asuka will beat her. Charlotte talks to Asuka in a condescending tone and says that’s so cute, she was the one ended her streak. Asuka keeps going to talk but Charlotte interrupts her until Asuka shouts “…tonight I will beat you bitch!”
Randy Orton is walking backstage when Riddle speeds past him on the scooter. This match is up next.
It’s confirmed that Drew McIntyre will face both T-Bar and Mace tonight in a handicap match.
Randy takes a long time coming to the ring and makes Riddle stew. When the bell finally does ring they lock-up and Riddle takes the back but Randy grabs the ropes. They lock-up again and this time Orton takes Riddle down with a side headlock. Riddle forces Orton to the ropes but Randy knees him before attempting a suplex but Riddle gets on his back with a sleeper. Orton reaches for the ropes but Riddle traps his arm, so Orton grabs his hair and slings him off.
They make to lock-up but Riddle slides past him and gets the sleeper on the back again. Randy slams him into the buckles but Riddle jumps back on. Orton struggles for a minute, but then jumps back and slams him on the mat. Riddle is flattened for a moment but then re-applies the choke but Orton rolls from the ring. Riddle jumps to the apron and runs for a kick but Orton catches his foot and trips him. Orton lifts and drops Riddle on the announce desk as we head to the break.
Back live and Orton is attacking the limbs of Riddle with stomps. Orton whips Riddle to the ropes and hits a snap powerslam for a two-count. Orton lifts Riddle for a suplex, then gets a little more aggresive with punches. Riddle start to fire back but Orton hits a thumb to the eye. Orton is favouring his shoulder. Riddle tees-off with punches and chops but Randy whips him hard into the buckles, then drags him into the centre of the ring for a two-count.
Orton is getting annoyed. He pulls Riddle by the hair and applies a sleeper in the middle of the ring. Orton whips Riddle to the corner and runs for a shoulder tackle but Riddle moves and his hurt shoulder hits the post. Riddle makes his comeback and lands a Pele kick. Riddle hits running forearms in the corner and wants an exploder suplex but Orton shoves him backwards. Riddle trips Orton and lands a senton, then goes to the ropes.
Orton punches Riddle and climbs up alongside him to hit a superplex for a near-fall. Riddle backs-up to the ropes and Orton tries to clothesline him over but gets caught in an armbar! Riddle let’s go because of the referee’s count, then Orton kicks him in the chest and hits the draping DDT. Orton drops to the mat and looks for the RKO but Riddle jumps up and catches him with a crucifix pin for the win!
Adam Pearce talks to Sheamus backstage. Pearce congratulates Sheamus on his United States Championship win, then says he wants him to uphold the legacy of the title. Think of the people who’ve held the title before him, guys like John Cena who did an open challenge each week. Sheamus says he’s not John Cena and he knows Pearce is trying to goad him. So he’ll do it… but it won’t be for the title.
We start with Naomi and Nia. Naomi kicks Jax in the corner, then hits an enziguiri and tags Lana. They want a double-team but Nia counters it and shoves them both off. Lana tags Naomi again and chop-blocks Nia so Naomi can hit a kick. Lana tags in for a spin kick and tags Naomi, who hits a leg-drop and scores a two-count. Lana tags in again and this time Nia grabs them both for a double-suplex and tags Baszler.
Shayna comes in and smashes Lana with a knee to the face for a near-fall. Shayna then punches Naomi on the apron before bending Lana’s arm and stomping on it. Suddenly Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke walk out. Rose says she’s sorry to interrupt but she wants to show Nia something. A replay airs of Rose slapping Nia, then Jax falling at ringside in their match. Baszler wants to tag Jax but Nia leaves the ring and goes after Brooke and Rose. Lana tags Naomi and they double-team Baszler with a facebuster for the win.
We see still images of Bad Bunny and Damian Priest defeating The Miz and John Morrison at WrestleMania. After the match Bad Bunny said it was incredible to work with Priest the past few months and he was so happy to share the honor with him. He’ll cherish the memories forever. Priest praises Bad Bunny and says he worked hard for this moment and he deserves it. Bunny talks about how nice everyone was, from the coaches to the wrestlers, and he had a great experience in WWE. Bad Bunny’s 2022 tour has already sold out.
The Miz and Maryse come to the ring for a new edition of Miz TV. The Miz says Bad Bunny has him to thank for the sold-out tour, then he and Morrison defeated Damian Priest, then the season premiere of Miz & Mrs. was massive. Maryse thanks Miz and says he’s amazing, that he’s the best WWE Superstar of all-time. They say they love each other in sickening fashion. Miz says they deserve a special celebration and Maryse kisses him as fireworks go off around the ThunderDome.
The Miz says last week was great but this week will be even better. Tonight they celebrate and after RAW is another episode of Miz & Mrs. Then on Sunday, there will be the premiere of WWE 24: The Miz, which will document his entire career. Miz says everyone should toast to him but out comes Damian Priest. The Archer of Infamy says Miz is as delusional as Jake Paul for thinking he’s a fighter. Priest reminds Miz that Maryse helped him win last week and asks what kind of man would brag about that?
Priest speaks in Spanish and Miz asks him to translate. Priest says Miz had his pants ripped off on TV and we all saw he has no cajones. Maryse speaks in French, then translates it into asking Priest who he thinks he is and says Priest can have a match tonight if he wants it. Miz looks terrified, then Priest takes a glass of champagne and drinks it. Priest tells Miz his champagne is trash so Miz throws some in his face before retreating.
New Day are walking backstage and Riddle appears. They congratual;te him on his victory over Orton. Riddle asks Woods what’s in his giant suitcase and says he hopes it’s birds like on his entrance. He tells them they could fill it with silver coins, then all three of them shout “silver dollar pancakes!” Kofi Kingston faces Elias after the break.
Elias and Ryker are in the ring and look to play some music but Kofi and Woods appear on the ramp and Xavier is playing a bass guitar. New Day dance their way to the ring.
The bell rings and Elias runs over Kofi with a big clothesline for a one-count. Elias lifts Kofi and hits a spinning suplex for a two-count. Elias stomps Kofi and shouts at Woods standing at ringside, who plays Stone Cold’s music on the bass. Kofi catches Elias with a double stomp, then stomps a mudhole in the corner. Elias turns the tables again and hits a stalling vertical suplex. Elias beats on Kofi in the corner, then hits an overhead slam for a two-count.
Elias whips Kofi to the corner but Kingston slides through the ropes and hits a rope-hung kick, followed by a springboard crossbody for a two. Elias catches a jumping Kofi but gets reversed and caught with an S.O.S for a near-fall. Elias hits a mule kick to Kofi from the corner, then heads up top but Kofi punches him. Kingston climbs up and looks for a Frankensteiner but Elias holds onto the ropes. Elias hits a flying elbow drop for the win!
We’re heading back into Alexa’s playground after the break!
Alexa Bliss is in her playground and she says Lilly, the doll, has been a part of her life forever. We see photoshopped images of Alexa as a child holding the doll. Alexa says when she was young Lilly helped her deal with bullies. The women on the RAW roster should know that Lilly didn’t like “him”, and she doesn’t like any of them. Lilly laughs.
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose are backstage and asked about their behaviour tonight. Rose says they’re not the bullies, Nia and Shayna are. Baszler and Jax appear and Shayna berates her for leaving the match and costing her the match. Baszler tells her she needs to start paying attention or else. Angel Garza appears and asks Nia what she sees in Reginald.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring for the handicap match.
The bell rings and T-Bar is in the ring and Drew storms him in the corner. McIntyre beats T-Bar around the ring, then lands some big chops. T-Bar counters a suplex but then Drew counters him and does land the suplex. MVP is watching backstage and Mace tags in and clubs Drew in the gut. McIntyre fires back with chops but Mace ducks him and hits a nice spinning elbow for a two-count. T-Bar tags in and they double-team him for a suplex. T-Bar and Mace make use of quick tags and keep Drew beat down.
McIntyre starts punching back against T-Bar but gets slammed down by the hair and Mace tags back in for more offense. Eventually Drew catches T-Bar with a spinebuster for a two-count. T-Bar kicks him and heads up top but McIntyre catches him in mid-air with a headbutt. Mace runs at Drew along the apron but gets dropped. T-Bar backs Drew into the corner and Mace rushes in to help beat him down. They beat on Drew until the end of the referee’s count.
They continue the beatdown on Drew until Braun Strowman’s music hits and the monster stomps down to the ring. T-Bar and Mace jump out of the ring as Strowman gets inside.
Braun and Mace lock-up and Strowman shoves him back into the corner. They lock-up again and this time Mace forces Braun into the corner and shoves him in the chest. Braun and Mace struggle for control until Mace shoots him off and Strowman hits a shoulder tackle. Braun smashes Mace into the turnbuckles a few times, then drops him with a club to the back. Braun is bleeding from the forehead. Strowman takes a headlock, then knees Mace back into the corner and tags Drew who continues the assault.
Mace catches Drew with a double throat chop and tags T-Bar. McIntyre tags out and Braun catches T-Bar with a big boot. Braun backs T-Bar into the corner and pummels him down with forearms. Braun swings for Mace on the apron but misses and T-Bar hits a chopblock. Mace tags in and they hit a double-team kick/clothesline on Strowman. Mace keeps Braun down, then tags T-Bar for more double-team offense.
Braun catches T-Bar with a back body drop and both men makes tags. McIntyre comes in hot with lariats and a slam to Mace. Drew rips Maces’ mask off and Mace slaps him in the face. Drew hits him in the face with the mask, then beats him into the corner with it. T-Bar attacks Drew from behind and hits a back suplex. Strowman runs in and beats T-Bar down, then rips his mask off and beats on him until they’re disqualified.
T-Bar and Mace walk up the ramp with their masks off and it seems they won’t be putting them back on.
The match gets underway and Miz instantly rolls outside to kiss Maryse. Priest grabs him by the head and lifts him onto the apron. Priest kicks Miz and suplexes him into the ring. Priest clubs Miz in the corner, then kicks him in the gut before catching him with a flying heel kick. Priest readies for his finish but Maryse distracts him, allowing Miz to attack Priest with a big boot. Miz knocks Damian from the ring and slams him into the barricade a few times. Miz gets Priest back in the ring and hits a kick to the face for a two-count.
Maryse takes a front facelock but Priest fights free, only to be caught with a neckbreaker. Miz lands the It Kicks to the chest and back of Priest but the Archer starts firing off some of his own. priest hits Miz with a flapjack, then a flying elbow in the corner. Miz counters a suplex but Priest lands a springboard senton. Priest wants a Chokeslam but Maryse gets on the apron. Just like last week, Miz rolls him up and uses the ropes for assisstance but Priest kicks out. Damian rings Miz’s bell with a double clap, then lands Hit The Lights for the win.
Asuka is shown warming-up backstage. She’ll be facing Charlotte Flair later tonight.
Sheamus is in the ring and he says there is something that the world needs to know: that he is the United States Champion. And he assures us it will be that way for a long time. And he didn’t do it by being nice or fair, he did it by being himself. But here’s the craic, he’ll be a fighting Champion and have an open challenge every week, or whenever he pleases. He opens the floor and it’s answered by Humberto Carrrillo.
As Humberto is posing in the ring, Sheamus attacks him from behind and tosses him outside. Sheamus goes out and clotheslines Humberto, then runs him into the barricade a few times. Sheamus grabs Carrillo on the floor and batters him iwht forearms over and over until he crumbles. Carrillo is lifted and slammed into the ring post, then rolled into the ring. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick and lifts his belt to shout in Carrillo’s face.
Rhea Ripley is at ringside for this one. They lock-up and struggle for control, then separate and Asuka shoves Charlotte. They go back and forth with reversals and Charlotte attempts a backwards handstand but Asuka kicks her. Flair rolls to the apron and Asuka wants a hip attack but Charlotte avoids it and kicks her. Both women fight on the apron until they hit a double neckbreaker and both fall to the floor. Ripley stands up and stares at them both.
Back live and Charlotte is in control of Asuka and landing some big chops. Asuka is whipped to the corner and kicks Charlotte back, then hits a missile dropkick from the middle rope. Asuka lands a dropkick, then a pop-up knee to the face. Asuka with a hip attack in the corner, then a German suplex and a running kick for a near-fall. Charlotte slaps Asuka but gets caught with a flying armbar.
Charlotte rolls over and elbows herself free but misses a big boot. Charlotte catches Asuka with a knee but runs into a sloppy Codebreaker. They trade shots until Flair catches Asuka with a huge spear for a near-fall. Charlotte looks for Figure Four but Asuka kicks her off. Charlotte moves to the apron and catches a kick from Asuka to apply a hanging kneebar.
Flair wastes some time taunting Ripley, then runs back inside and at Asuka, who jumps over her and applies the Asuka Lock! Flair rolls to the ropes to cause the break. Charlotte drops Asuka and applies the Figure Four, then bridges to the Figure Eight to stare at Ripley at ringside. Ripley pulls Charlotte’s arms behind the referee’s back to break the hold. Charlotte grabs Rhea’s head and tries to drag her into the ring but Asuka kicks Charlotte and rolls her up to win.
After the match Asuka leaves and Ripley smiles at Flair from ringside. Charlotte is furious and she bullies the referee into the corner, then tosses him across the ring! Two more officials come down as Charlotte is battering the referee and tell her to leave. Flair makes to leave but comes back and beats on him some more, then again leaves. Charlotte gets back in the ring and kicks the referee to end the show.
That’s it for this week’s RAW. Let us know in the comments what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more news and results. Until then, stay safe!