It’s Monday night and that means a brand new episode of WWE RAW for April 26th, and Ringside News has you covered with live play-by-play results coverage.
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We’re still a few weeks away from WrestleMania Backlash and so tonight’s RAW will continue building towards those matches. As such, The All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, will return to the show tonight to talk about his upcoming title match with Drew McIntyre at the PPV. Meanwhile McIntyre will once-again team with Braun Strowman to face the newly-maskless T-Bar and Mace.
We don’t know much else official in regards to tonight’s RAW, however we’re fairly confident we’ll get more developments between Randy Orton and Riddle, possibly another U.S Title open challenge from Sheamus, and a follow-up on Charlotte Flair’s suspension and fine from last week. There’s a lot of moving parts but we’ll have you covered right here with live updates. So just hit that refresh button below and enjoy the show!
Tonight’s RAW begins with a look back at the last few weeks where Mace and T-Bar have attacked Drew McIntyre, then got unmasked. All the while MVP denies their involvement in The Hurt Business.
We go live to the ThunderDome and out come Mace and T-Bar wearing different gear and face paint. We see a in-video promo of them, in which they say they have no masks and no allegiances, they’re free to cause extinction.
Drew McIntyre is backstage warming-up when Braun comes up. Braun says he saved Drew last week and wants a thank you. McIntyre says he asked for a handicap match, so he didn’t need help. Strowman says if he hadn’t helped Drew’s career would have ended last week, maybe he should listen once in a while. Braun calls Drew a “kid” and McIntyre gets angry, saying he’s the one with a long career and Championship wins. Braun tells him he’ll do it alone, like Drew couldn’t last week.
Braun starts aganst T-Bar and backs him in the corner. Braun clubs T-Bar in the gut and keeps him isolated. Braun hits a clothesline in the corner, then whips T-Bar to the opposite, where Mace tags in. Mace attacks Braun from behind and hits a Booker T-style leg lariat.
Mace beats Braun into the corner and tags T-Bar so he can continue the assault. Braun starts making landing some right hands but he can’t build any momentum and keeps getting overwhelmed. T-Bar and Mace stomps Strowman down in the corner and won’t stop so the referee calls for the bell.
As soon as the match is over, Drew comes running out and evens the odds. He and Braun clear the ring, then McIntyre looks at Braun and asks for a thank you.
Back live and Drew is brawling with T-Bar. McIntyre catches him with a headbutt for a two-count. Mace tags in and helps T-Bar beat him in the corner. Mace hits a ripcord sidewalk slam for a two-count. Mace stays in control of McIntyre until the Scot hits a Russian leg sweep and tags Strowman. Braun comes in against T-Bar and runs over him. Braun looks for a shoulder tackle in the corner but nobody’s home. Drew tags himself in and knocks Mace off the apron, then drops T-Bar. Drew goes up top and hits a flying clothesline, then kips-up.
McIntyre counters T-Bar to land a Future Shock DDT but Mace breaks up the pin attempt. Braun rushes back in and beats Mace into the corner, then tosses him outside. McIntyre takes T-Bar outside and Braun runs around the ring to tackle Mace, then tries to do the same to T-Bar but he moves and Drew ends-up dropping Strowman. T-Bar shoves Drew into the barricade, then he gets in the ring and Drew can’t before the count!
After the match Drew stares after T-Bar and Mace until Braun spins him around and hits a running powerslam.
Drew McIntyre approaches Adam Pearce and says he wants Braun in a match, tonight. Pearce says he can do it.
The Miz and John Morrison are in the ring with Elias and Jaxson Ryker. Miz talks about his TV show, then reiterates that he made Bad Bunny a star. To prove how talented he and Morrison are, they want to have a concert with Elias and Ryker. They play ‘Hey Hey, Hop Hop “unplugged”.
Damian Priest interrupts and says he just wanted to have a better view for this performance. Like the view he had for when Bad Bunny beat Miz at WrestleMania. Priest then introduces Woods and Kingston, and Xavier brings his bass guitar case. New Day and Priest open the case and it’s full of tomatoes, which they use to pelt the heels.
Elias and Woods start and Xavier takes a headlock but Elias shoots him off and hits an elbow. Elias tags Ryker, who beats him in the corner and distracts the referee so Elias and Miz can cheat. Woods slides through Elias’ legs and hits a back elbow for a two-count, then Miz tags in. Woods tags Kofi and they hit a double-team bulldog. Woods tags right back in and they hit a double-team sequence of kicks and a elbow drop for two.
Priest eventually tags in and Ryker does also. They lock-up and struggle for control but Priest lands some kicks and Ryker retreats. Elias and Miz come in but Priest catches them both with sweep kicks, then he and Kofi clear the ring. Woods comes in with the trombone and the three of them dance. Kofi brings Elias back inside for a flying crossbody and a two-count. Elias tosses Kofi outside and Miz kicks him on the floor.
Back live and Miz is beating on Kofi. Miz chokes Kofi on the middle rope and distracts the referee so Morrison can shove a tomato in his face. Elias tags in and stomps Kofi before hitting a clothesline and tagging Ryker. Jaxson puts Kofi in a submission but Woods wriggles free and hits S.O.S. Tags made to Priest and Elias and Damian backs him into the corner and lands a back elbow, then does the same to Ryker.
Priest kicks Elias and goes for a Broken Arrow but Elias escapes. Priest clotheslines him for a two-count. Priest goes to the top rope and almost falls before hitting a flying leg lariat on Elias. Miz breaks up the pin, then Priest hits Miz with a Broken Arrow. Woods tags in and comes off the top rope, but Elias knees him out of mid-air! Ryker tags in as Woods kicks Elias and tags Kingston.
Priest and Woods hit a leg sweep on Ryker while Kingston hits a missile dropkick. Priest gets a two-count on Ryker, then kicks Miz off the apron, but Morrison catches him. Priest takes out Miz and Morrison with a somersault senton on the floor. Elias goes to the top rope but Kingston pulls him down. Woods catches Ryker with an inside cradle for the win.
SmackDown’s Sonya Deville is walking backstage and lets Charlotte Flair into the building. Flair was supposed to be suspended for attacking a referee last week and the announcers are shocked.
Sonya Deville is in the ring and she introduces Charlotte. Once Flair is in the ring, Sonya introduces the referee Charlotte attacked last week andwe see a replay of it. Sonya says she doesn’t agree with what Flair did, but that Pearce didn’t even allow Flair to speak. Charlotte apologises to WWE, the WWE Universe, and the referee. The referee thanks her and says if he’s seen Rhea interfere last week it would have gone differently. Deville says Charlotte paid her fine and now she is officially taking the suspenion off. Charlotte can compete tonight.
Charlotte is pleased but then stops smiling and says the referee admitted it was his fault, so he should apologise to her. The referee apologises and Charlotte smiles. The referee holds down the rope for the ladies and they walk to the back where Adam Pearce is waiting. He isn’t happy and Deville apologises, saying it was a last minute thing. Pearce says he doesn’t believe her and walks off.
Pearce is on the phone and in walks Braun Strowman, who says a match with Drew sounds great but a while ago he didn’t get beat in a Triple Threat to see who faced Lashley at WrestleMania. Strowman wants his match tonight to be for the number one contendership and asks if Pearce needs Sonya’ permission. Pearce says if Braun wins, he can be added to the Backlash match.
Sheamus is in the ring and we see a replay of his “open challenge” last week. Sheamus says Humberto Carrillo is just the first of many. He says he didn’t let the match even begin because Humberto doesn’t belong in the ring with him. After the success of his defense last week, he’s offering another open challenge but once again the title isn’t on the line.
Humberto Carrillo comes out again and comes face-to-face with Sheamus, who cheap shots him. Sheamus stomps Carrillo down, then gets on the microphone but Carrillo attacks him. Humberto throws Sheamus over the ropes, then dropkicks him off the apron twice. Carrilloo hits a massive suicide dive and sends Sheamus careening over the announce desk. Carrillo makes his way up the ramp as Sheamus flips out at ringside.
MVP and Bobby Lashley are stopped for an interview backstage. They’re asked about the possibility of Strowman joining the match but MVP says Strowman isn’t in the match yet. They like to deal in reality and they have some grievances to air, and they’ll do it next.
Rhea Ripley is interviewed backstage and says she happily watched Charlotte get fined. Tonight she’s focused on her tag team match, so Charlotte can keep playing rugby with the referees.
Bobby Lashley and MVP come to the ring. Lashley says he did exactly what he said he would and retained his title at WrestleMania. Lashley says he disposed of Drew but he’s like a wad of gum that won’t get off his shoe. He has to face him again, but this time it might be a Triple Threat match. MVP says he’s offended by that and wants to know why WWE are treating Lashley so poorly. Lashley says WWE is disrepecting him and MVP concurs.
MVP says Lashley lost his US Title in a Triple Threat and didn’t get pinned, and here we are again. It’s unacceptable. Lashley says Drew and Braun both know he beats them both one-on-one, so he’ll have to come out and observe his buisness interests tonight. Because after chasing the title for 15 years, nobody is taking it from him. The All Mighty era won’t be ending anytime soon.
Riddle is interviewed backstage and asked about beating Randy Orton. Riddle says he feels incredible, like he’s on cloud twelve. He says Orton is a big, scary snake but he squished him like a big sexy mongoose. Orton walks-up and says he doesn’t know what planet Riddle is from but they have nothing in common. He says he underestmated Riddle last week but he, sort of, earned his respect. Randy says Riddle’s idea for a team called RK-Bro wasn’t bad. He already pulled some strings and they can team tonight if Riddle wants it. Riddle starts ranting about matching snake-skinned speedo’s until Randy shushes him. Orton says they can see how it goes tonight. Riddle is ecstatic.
Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Reginald are backstage discussing Charlotte Flair’s actions. Baszler tells Nia to forget about Charlotte, the last thing they need is more distractions. A man walks-up and hands Nia a boquet of flowers. Angel Garza says they’re from him because Nia is beautiful, then he kisses her hand and wishes her luck. Reginald is jealous. Nia starts walking and sees Mandy and Dana and she hits them with the flowers.
Braun Strowman is warming-up backstage and MVP approaches him. Braun threatens MVP, who says Lashley doesn’t appreciate Braun’s attempts to weasel into their Bascklash match. Braun tells MVP that Lashley should talk to him, instead of sending his lap-dog. Strowman instructs MVP to warn Lashley he’ll be at Backlash and he’ll take his title.
Randy Orton and Riddle make their way to the ring for their inaugural tag team match.
Riddle and Cedric start the match and Riddle instantly hits a gutwrench suplex, then another. Cedric catches a kick and hits a dragon whip before tagging Benjamin. Riddle punches Benjamin and looks for a headkick but Shelton catches it and slams the knee on his shoulder. Benjamin attacks the knee and tags Alexander, who goes to work on the knee as well. Shelton and Cedric keep Riddle isolated in their corner and taunt Orton.
Benjamin applies a single leg Boston crab and tags Cedric. Riddle knees Cedric and tags Orton who comes in hot against Benjamin with lariats. Orton beats Shelton in the corner, then hits another lariat. Benjamin kicks Randy but gets caught with a snap powerslam. Orton drops to the mat and wants an RKO on Shelton. Cedric comes off the top rope and Orton catches him with an RKO in mid-air. Shelton rolls to the apron and Orton grabs him for a draping DDT, then tags Riddle for the Floating Bro and the win!
Randy begrudgingly celebrates after the match and Riddle poses as Orton leaves with a smile on his face.
Baszler and Asuka start off and Shayna takes the arm before tagging Ripley, who tosses Asuka across the ring. Asuka attacks Ripley’s gut and hits a pop-up knee. Naomi tags in and hits a splash to Rhea, then tags Lana for a double-team roll and kick. Lana hits a wheelbarrow roll-up but then Rhea clocks her with a right hand and lands a suplex for two.
Riley applies a body scissors to Lana and forearms her in the back. Dana and Mandy Rose walk down the ramp with a bucket of water. Baszler walks over and they throw the water over her, then Nia runs over and trips on the water. Nia flails in the water and can’t get up so Reggie drags her over the floor while everyone else watches and laughs.
Back live and Baszler is in control of Lana and snaps her arm. Lana hits a jawbreaker and a tilt-a-whirl Russian leg sweep to Shayna. Tag made to Asuka and she knocks Rhea and Nia off the apron before dropping Baszler with a Codebreaker. Asuka kicks the face over and over but gets caught with a knee to the mouth. Baszler tags Jax for a powerslam and elbow drop.
Jax hits a splash in the corner and a Samoan drop, but misses a second splash and Asuka fires off with punches. Naomi tags in and hits a springboard crossbody. Naomi knocks Baszler from the apron, then unloads on Nia and hits a springboard enziguiri. Reginald distracts Naomi and Jax drops her, then tags Ripley. The Women’s Champion lifts and slams Naomi down face-first, then Asuka breaks the pin attempt.
Rhea tosses Asuka out but Naomi tags Lana. Ripley catches Naomi attempting a hurricanrana and hits the Riptide. Lana attacks Ripley but gets caught. Rhea wants a spinning sidewalk slam but Lana rolls her up with a crucifix for two. Jax drops Naomi and Asuka at ringside. Ripley hits the Riptide on Lana, then Nia tags in for a leg drop and gets the win.
Mandy Rose and Dana are backstage and Sonya Deville approaches them. Sonya says they should be ashamed for everything they’ve done tonight. Deville says Rose has always had bad taste and, as punishment, she faces Charlotte Flair tonight.
Alexa Bliss is in her playground with Lilly. She says everyone can have a Lilly of their own, you just have to look in her eyes, concentrate, and think dark, twisted thoughts, then say “Lilly, Lilly, Lilly”. Finally, picture something peaceful, beathe, and we see images of sunsets, and Lilly appears on the screen, sceaming. Bliss laughs and says Lilly can be mischievious. Alexa says Lilly is getting restless, so it’s time she unleashes her. Just don’t blame her for what happens next.
The bell rings and they lock-up with Charlotte taking the wrist. Rose cartwheels to change the pressure, then Charlotte does the same and slams her down. Rose kips-up and they exchange some reversals until Flair catches her with a lariat for a two-count using the ropes for leverage. Rose backs Charlotte up but Flair hits a boot to the face. Rose jumps off the top with a misile dropkick for a two-count.
Rose batters Flair in the corner with forearms, then whips her towards the corner but the referee gets in the way. Charlotte screams at the ref before landing a big boot for a near-fall. Flair blames the referee and tells him to count to three. Rose rolls-up Charlotte for a near-fall, then hits a knee to the face for another two. Charlotte drops Mandy and hits Natural Selection for the win.
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and asked about Braun Strowman. Drew says he thought is was “get these hands”, not “get these handouts”. He says Braun is a monster complainer but it doesn’t matter, tonight only ends one way: with a Claymore.
They lock-up but quickly separate and Braun taunts Drew. They lock-up again Drew shoots Braun off. The big man rolls-over McIntyre, but gets taken down with a basement dropkick. Drew takes the leg of Braun and wrenches it but Strowman punches him off. Strowman takes control and knocks McIntyre from the ring but as he looks to hit the running shoulder, out comes Lashley and MVP and both men stare at him.
We return to see Braun whip Drew hard into the buckles. Lashley and MVP are sitting ringside. Braun beats Drew in the corner, then whips him to the opposite. Strowman lifts McIntyre for the running powerslam but the Scot drops down the back. Braun backs McIntyre into the corner and lands some back elbows. Drew counters Strowman and lands an overhead belly-to-belly! Both men slowly get up and Drew ducks Strowman to hit a neckbreaker for a two-count.
MVP gets up and talks trash to Drew. McIntyre stares at him before looking for a Claymore but Braun catches him and powerbombs him for a near-fall! Braun bends Drew back and looks to club him but McIntyre fights him off and lands a Glasgow Kiss! Drew connects with a spinebuster for a two-count. McIntyre wants a Future Shock DDT but Braun picks him up and sets him on the top rope. Braun punches Drew and climbs up the ropes with him and hits a superplex.
Strowman crawls over to make the pin and gets a near-fall. Braun grabs Drew and clubs him in the chest, then hits a running splash in the corner. Strowman hits another splash as Lashley gets on the apron and distracts the referee. MVP gets on the apron and Strowman hits him, allowing McIntyre to slam Strowman. McIntyre wants a Claymore but T-Bar and Mace appear and Drew beats them off the apron, allowing Braun to grab him and hit the running powerslam for the win!
Braun has been added to the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash. After the match Lashley stands on the announce desk and holds his WWE Championship in the air. McIntyre turns Braun around and sthey talk trash t each other before both looking at Lashley.
That’s it for this week’s RAW. Let us know what you thought in the comments and I’ll see you back here tomorrow night for NXT results. Until then, stay safe!