WWE RAW RESULTS – APRIL 27, 2020
As per usual, tonight’s RAW will emanate from the WWE Performance Centre and, as per usual, WWE hasn’t give us much information about the show. It’s unclear why WWE has stopped giving full previews for the shows, but tonight we only know of one match and one segment.
Said match will see Asuka take on Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler in a Triple Threat. This is a super exciting match because it’s three of WWE biggest female Superstars and three they usually protect. This match will serve as a teaser for Money In The Bank, which happens in a few weeks.
And the segment we know happening tonight is a Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins contract signing. Two weeks ago Seth attacked Drew out of the blue, and last week McIntyre told him to come get some. So this week we get a contract signing and can only assume it will end in calamity.
That’s all we know about tonight’s RAW – as well as Samoa Joe on commentary – but we can assume all three of Zelina Vega’s clients will be in action, as well as Aleister Black, Apollo Crews, and more. We’ll have live updates for the show as it happens, so stay tuned to the Ringside News app, and follow us on Twitter to join the conversation. Enjoy the show!
This week’s RAW opens with MVP in the VIP Lounge. MVP welcomes us to the show and the only nightclub that is still open: the VIP Lounge. He says his guests tonight are the men in the most unique Money In The Bank Ladder Match. MVP introduces the legendary Rey Mysterio, followed by Aleister Black and Apollo Crews.
The MITB competitors sit on couches in the ring. MVP asks Rey what it means to be Mr. Money In The Bank. Before Rey can answer, MVP says he already knows; it’s a chance for Rey to cement his legacy. He then says for Black it means a chance to catapult his star even higher. And for Crews, well he’s man enough to admit Crews beat him. Crews goes to speak but is interrupted by Zelina Vega and her crew.
Vega says nobody cares what Apollo has to say but the one thing the WWE Universe can’t get enough of is Andrade, Angel Garza, and Austin Theory. She says those three men are the future of Monday Night RAW, and the three in the ring can’t measure up. She says the future the men in the ring represent is a bleak one, one where the briefcase winds-up on SmackDown. They make their way into the VIP Lounge and Vega says they can do what is best for RAW and allow her men to take their places.
MVP starts talking but Rey grabs the microphone and says Vega is crazy for thinking they’d give their spots up. He says he gets the feeling they came to pick a fight, then all hell breaks loose and the babyfaces quickly clear the ring. We can expect a six-man tag match.
Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio & Apollo Crews Vs. Angel Garza, Andrade, & Austin Theory W/Zelina Vega
The bell rings as we return from the break, and we’re kicking things off with Garza and Black. Garza extends a hand but Black takes him down and grinds him with a submission. Garza fights to his feet and takes a wrist behind the back but Black picks his leg and cranks his knee. Garza turns the tables and kicks the leg of Black before unloading some ground and pound. Black clocks him with an up-kick, then hits a hip toss.
Black trips Garza with a roll, then attempts a pin to no avail. Crews tags in and so does Theory, who gets dropped instantly with a shoulder. Crews hits a stalling vertical suplex. Theory whips Crews to the corner but Apollo flips over him, hits a dropkick and a hip toss into a wristlock. Mysterio tags in and beats Theory in the corner, followed by a hurricanrana into the buckles. Theory drops Rey with a knee and tags in Garza.
Rey ducks them both and catches both with a hurricanrana onto the middle rope. He looks to hit 619 but Andrade tags himself in and attacks Rey. Mysterio counters Andrade, knocking him into position but Theory and Garza pull him from the ring. Crews and Black run in and hit dives to all three on the outside as we ehad to the break.
Back live and Theory has Black in a sleeper hold. Aleister fights up but gets clubbed back down. Theory kicks the back and applies a rear chinlock. Theory gest Black up in a Torture Rack and throws him off into the buckles, followed by a back suplex. The heels make use of quick tags to keep Black isolated.
Finally Black is able to drop Theory with a huge chest kick and tag Rey, who comes in against Andrade and hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Rey runs but gets tossed to the apron, only to hit a seated senton springboard, followed by a kick to the head for a two-count. Mysterio hits the ropes but gets countered with a wheelbarrow facebuster. Rey counters Andrade and the now-legal Garza to send the former from the ring with a hurricanrana. Garza knees Rey in the face and rips his pants off, then slides him chest-first out of the ring to the floor.
Back live and Rey is being beaten down by Andrade. Austin tags in and hits a standing moonsault for a two-count, then tags Andrade back into the fold. Rey hits a springboard tilt-a-whirl DDT to create some distance. Tags made to Apollo and Theory.
Crews hits some lariats, then slams Theory into the corner, lifst him and runs him to the opposite corner. Apollo catches the incoming Garza with a spinebuster, then hits a high-angle powerslam to Theory but Andrade breaks the pinfall. Autinhits a brainbuster for a near-fall, then Andrade blind-tags in. Andrade pulls the top rope down and Crews goes flying to the floor.
Everyone runs in and hits some moves until we’re left with Andrade and Crews. Andrade ducks Apollo and hits a discus elbow for a near-fall. Andrade looks for the Hammerlock DDT but Andrade counters with the sit-out powerbomb for the win!
Winners: Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, & Apollo Crews
We take a look at the Triple H 25 Year celebration with the formation of D-Generation X.
We get another video of a Triple H moment and it’s his match against Sting at WrestleMania. It seems we’re gonna get 10 videos of The King throughout the night.
We see Andrade and zelina arguing backstage, then Charly asks him what happened. He speaks in Spanish for the most part but it seems he said none of the babyfaces could beat him in a US Title match. Apollo appears and says he could do it again tonight. Andrade comes back and shoves him, saying he could challenge him anytime. Apollo slaps Andrade and Vega gets in his face, asking if he thinks he’s a big shot, to which he says yes. Vega says he can have his title shot tonight.
A highlight package of the burgeoning Seth Rollins Vs. Drew McIntyre feud airs. They will sign a contract for their MITB showdown later tonight.
The eigth Highlight from Triple H’s career is shown, and this time it’s Triple H Vs. The Rock in the main event of the first SmackDown, where HHH retained the title.
The seventh highlight of Triple H airs and it’s when he tried to teach Trish Stratus how to ankle-pick while being held from behind but Sephanie McMahon barged in and lost her mind.
Asuka comes to the ring and cus a promo, in which she blames Nia Jax for hurting Kairi, and says it’s been two whole years since she beat Jax. Before the match can begin, Baszler pulls Asuka from the ring and beat her down, while staring at Nia. Jax comes out and grabs Asuka but gets kicked in the head. Baszler then grabs a ladder and sets it against the steps but Asuka tosses her into it. Asuka puts Shayna in the ring but Jax flattens her before tossing a ladder into the ring. Nia takes out both women with the ladder and holds it above her head to end the segment. No match taking place.
We see Bobby Lashley and Lana backstage. He tells her he wants her to stay backstage becasue she’s a distraction. She gets mad but he says it’s because she’s too beautiful.
Bobby Lashley W/Lana Vs. Denzel Dejournette
The match gets underway and Denzel ducks Lashley, then takes his back but Lashley turns it around and hits an overhead belly-to-belly. Lashley ankle picks Denzel and slaps his face. Denzel ducks Lashley and slaps him back but that makes the almighty mad. Lashley clubs his down, then his a release suplex. Lashley lifts Denzel and drops him, followed by a Spear for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
We take a look back at last week when Liv Morgan beat Ruby Riott. They’ll be going at it again after the break.
We take a look at the newest WWE video game: Battlegrounds. Last years’ WWE 2K20 was so bad that 2K21 was cancelled, but this is a new, stylish game akin to WWE All Stars from 2011. The game launches this fall.
Ruby Riott Vs. Liv Morgan
The match begins with a lock-up and Ruby forces Liv to the corner. Ruby talks trash and shoves Liv, but the blonde turns the tables and slams Ruby face-first on the mat. Ruby ducks Liv and hits the Riott Kick but she kicks out! Ruby can’t believe it.
Ruby talks trash and shoves Liv, who tries to punch her but Ruby stomps her hand. Just as last week, Ruby. talks trash against the ropes, then runs but gets caught with the rope-assisted flatliner, now called Oblivion, and Liv wins.
Winner: Liv Morgan
Morgan is interviewed by Byron Saxton after the match and asks if this is the start of a new chapter. She says this is another chapter but like a lot of people her age, she’s still figuring out who she is, but she’s confident she’ll figure it out.
We get another highlight of the career of HHH, and this time it’s when he won the King of the Ring tournament.
Charly Caruso interviews Nia Jax backstage and asks her about her actions tonight. Nia asks her what she, Asuka, Syana, or anyone else can do about her actions? Then screams “nothing” at her and walks off. Oh yeah, shrill Nia is back.
The Viking Raiders cut a promo backstage saying that the Street Profits are paper champions. They say they only win when they aren’t around, and they better be ready because they want the smoke.
After the break a former WWE Champion will return to the ring!
We’re back with another of Triple H’s greatest moments, and this time it’s when he and NXT invaded RAW and SmackDown last year
Akira Tozawa Vs. Jinder Mahal
The match gets underway and Jinder slams Akira down face-first. Jinder hits a back suplex. Mahal tosses Tozawa from the ring and slams him into the barricade and the LED apron a few times.
Back in the ring and Mahal lifst Tozawa up for a Samoan drop. Mahal readies himself before hitting the Khallas.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
Caruso tries to interview Andrade and Vega backstage but Vega shuts her down and says never to ask Andrade a question. Angel Garza appears and says she’s very professional but sometime he’d like to get better acquainted and she agrees. He gives her a rose and walks off.
It’s time for another of Triple H’s greatest moments and this time it’s when he impersonated Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels did Shane.
United States Championship
(C) Andrade W/Zelina Vega Vs. Apollo Crews
The bell rings and they lock-up with both men struggling for control. Andrade forces Apollo to the corner and clocks him with a right. Andrade takes a headlock but Crews shoots him off and hits a big dropkick. Andrade rolls from the ring to regroup but Apollo chases after. Apollo slams Andrade into the ring apron and sends him back into the ring.
Apollo flips over Andrade but gets dropped with a dropkick. Andrade runs at Apollo in the corner but nobody’s home and he flies over the ropes to the floor. Crews goes to the apron and looks for a moonsault but nobody’s home and Andrade hits a clothesline as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Andrade dropkicks Apollo out of the ring. Andrade targets Apollo’s left leg and applies a single leg Boston crab. Crews reaches the ropes, but Andrade immediately slides out and starts attacking him on the apron. Andrade then looks for the running knees in the corner but Crews avoids it and hits an Angle Slam!
Crews unloads some right hands to Andrade, then hits a lariat and runs him into the buckles for some shoulder tackles. Crews hits an overhead belly-to-belly, then a military press, followed by a standing moonsault for a near-fall. Andrade counters a suplex and hits a drop toehold into the buckles, followed by double knees for a near-fall.
Andrade goes for the discus elbow but Crews ducks it and they trade shots. Apollo throws Andrade up but gets caught with a DDT and a near-fall. Andrade lifts Crews and looks for the Hammerlock DDT but Crews counters, only o get rolled-up for a two. Apollo hits an enziguiri, followed by the high angle powerslam and a near-fall.
Crews heads to the top rope but Andrade meets him there. Andrade looks for a suplex but he gets headbutted off. Crews leaps but lands on his injured knee. Andrade looks to attack but the referee forces him off. he referee calls for the bell.
Our next trip down Triple H memory lane is when he formed Evolution in 2003.
We see Street Profits backstage and they say they were the ones putting in the hard work when the bad cosplaying vikings were driving around eating chicken legs. Dawkins says he free next week and Ford agrees, and they say they can have the smoke if they want it.
We take a lengthy look at Becky Lynch’s journey to the Women’s Championships at WrestleMania last year. She is the subject of a WWE 24 episode.
Ricochet & Cedric Alexander Vs. Matt Martel & Chase Parker
The match begins with Ricochet and Martel but Cedric soon tags in and they hit a double team facebuster for a two-count. Chase runs in and attacks the legal Ricochet, then the NXT team make quick tags to isolate Ricochet.
Superkick from Ricochet and a tag made to Alexander, who makes short work of Parker with dropkicks, and a neckbreaker to both. Ricochet comes back with a shooting star press but Martel breaks it up. Alexander is tossed from the ring and Ricochet get rolled-up but he kicks out and drops Parker. Ricochet and Alexander hit their tag finish for the win
Winners: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander
MVP appears on the screen and he says the NFL Draft got him thinking. He has a keen eye for talent, so who better to represent these two; Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink. The duo appears beside MVP and he says they want a rematch next week.
Charly tries to interview Apollo Crews on crutches backstage but he’s emotional and hobbles off.
For the second time tonight we take a long look at the feud between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre. Their contract signing is up next.
We take a final look at the career of Triple H and this time it was his career-threatening injury and incredible return eight months alter.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring and he reminds us of the rules of this year’s unique Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Lawler then introduces a sharply Seth Rollins, followed by the WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
McIntyre gets in the ring and says to Lawler that we know how these things go, so he should probably get out of the ring. Lawler obliges and Drew sits down and immediately signs the contract. Seth holds off on signing, and says he doesn’t want this. He never wanted this but it has to happen. He says Drew is great and will be an honourable Champion someday but he’s not a leader and the Universe needs a leader. He says the Universe need a guide, a shephard, and he can be the light in the darkness. He suffered for that title that Drew is holding, but he doesn’t have to. He doesn’t want Drew to suffer for that title, it’s his burdern to bear. He doesn’t want to be the one to crush Drew’s dream but it’s a sacrifice he’s willing to make for the greater good. Seth says Drew is a smart man and one day he’ll see the light, and when he does he won’t turn him away.
Drew thanks him and says that was an enlightening, impassioned speech. Things are clear to him now, clear to everyone…Seth is full of $hit. He asks Seth where is followers are? The fans and every single wrestler turned on him for a reason. He tells Rolllins he won’t let him win, but he does have some advice. First of all, stop talking. He says Seth should never speak on TV, backstage, online, or around his family, because he has a tendency to stick his foot in his mouth and his head uo his ass at the same time. He tells Seth to go for the throat next time.
Rollins signs the contract and tells Drew to have faith but he gets his head slammed into the desk. McIntyre tosses the table out of the ring, then hits a Glasgow Kiss. Drew is about to hit a Claymore Kick when Murphy attacks him from behind. Murphy beats Drew down in the corner, then helps Seth up, but McIntyre runs and jumps for a Claymore and Rollins dodges it, meaning Drew hits Murphy. Seth retreats and Drews grabs the contract and laughs at Seth, pointing at the signature.