WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (April 6, 2020) from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, with all the fallout from the WrestleMania 36 pay-per-view that aired over the past two nights.
Advertised for tonight: Drew McIntyre is the new WWE champion, Becky Lynch is still Raw women’s champion, and more!.
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 6
Well I came by your house the other day, your mother said you went away. She said there was nothing that I could have done, there was nothing nobody could say. Me and you, we’ve known each other ever since we were sixteen, I wished I would have known. I wished I could have called you just to say goodbye, but instead, I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show.
The show opens with a recap of Drew McIntyre winning the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar last night.
Thence to the intro video.
Asuka vs. Liv Morgan
Back and forth, Asuka in charge, running hip attack, Morgan ducks a roundhouse kick and gets a schoolboy for two. Front kick, whip reversed, snap off a headscissors takeover but Asuka drop toeholds her into the turnbuckles on the charge. Elbow up, double jump into a missile dropkick and Liv takes the action to the floor. The Empress smashes her face-first into the apron, following it up with a Frankensteiner but Asuka takes her head off with a roundhouse kick and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Asuka hits the Alarm Clock knee strike for two, probing kicks to the face follow but Morgan ducks the buzzsaw and gets a jackknife pin for two. Right hands, springboard Codebreaker and both women are down and out, the playing field equal. Fired up, laying into her, step-up enzuigiri into a pop-up stomp to the back of the head, cover... NOPE!
Asuka gets a cross armbar but Liv keeps her hands clasped and reverses to a pin for two. The Empress with a waistlock, German suplex connects and she’s fired up. Sliding knee but Morgan gets a foot on the ropes! Drawing her up, Liv puts her into the ropes but Asuka catches her into the Asuka Lock! Reversed to a pin briefly but Asuka keeps her wits about her, jockeying for position, hip toss back into the Asuka Lock...
Asuka wins by submission with the Asuka Lock.
A recap of Becky Lynch defending her title against Shayna Baszler on Saturday follows, and we get a replay of her non-PPV post-match interview as well, wherein she talks about holding the title for a year and how talented Baszler is. Shayna’s promo gets a play as well, wherein she’s having a bad time and promises Becky will feel the agony of her defeat.
And so we go to break.
Angel Garza & Austin Theory vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) (c) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Dawkins and Theory to start, off the ropes, shoulder block, running hot, double dropkicks as the match breaks down and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Dawkins grinding Theory down with an armbar, whip to the corner, spinning Stinger Splash denied and Austin hangs him over the ropes. Rolling thunder dropkick, taunting Ford, tag to Garza. Fujiwara armbar applied, knee strike, tag back to Theory, working the Curse of Greatness over. More tags, tags made, Ford comes in hot with lariats.
Dropkick, duck the lariat, snap off the DDT and kip up. Fired up, Monte heads up top but Zelina Vega gets involved and referee John Cone throws the match out...
Street Profits win by disqualification.
Post-match, Bianca Belair makes the save and cuts a promo calling Vega out, and we go to break.
Back from commercial in time for a match.
Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega
Belair using her speed and agility early, Vega kicks her aside and slaps the proverbial taste out of her mouth! Bianca clubbing away, putting boots to her, drawing her up and throwing her across the ring. Shoulder thrusts in the corner, Zelina’s able to post her and get a kick in. Charging in, Tiger feint crucifix neck crank for the whole of the five count before she has to break!
Schoolboy pin, axe kick, basement DDT, Vega putting a run together but she can’t put Belair away! Charging in, boot up, Zelina off the second with a crossbody but Bianca hosses her up into a military press and does squats before dropping her! Going for the ropes, Austin Theory running interference but Montez Ford pulls him off the apron and beats him down!
They brawl into the ring and referee John Cone calls for the bell...
The match goes to a no-contest, presumably.
The babyfaces regroup in the ring and Ford gets on the mic to talk about how his brother and his wife are here, so he wants to turn this into a family affair— a mixed trios match!
We go to break before the match can be made official.
Angel Garza, Austin Theory, & Zelina Vega vs. Bianca Belair & Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) (Mixed Trios Match)
Ford and Theory to start, athletic back and forth, but Austin knocks him out of the ring with a hard forearm. Back inside, Garza getting his shots in while Theory distracts referee John Cone and continues working Montez over. Suffocating him in holds, tag to the women and Belair wails on Vega! The men brawl on the floor, Bianca with a Glam Slam into the turnbuckles...
Bianca Belair & Street Profits win by pinfall with KOD from Belair on Zelina Vega.
We get a recap of Aleister Black’s victory over Bobby Lashley and footage of his exclusive YouTube interview, and we go to break.
Aleister Black vs. Apollo Crews
Black with a rear chinlock, Crews reverses to a side headlock, reversed and reversed back, Aleister with a reverse chinlock but again Apollo reverses, to a front chancery this time. Drop down, duck a lariat, up and over, Black sits down crosslegged and we go to break.
Back from commercial, off the ropes and Black gets an overhead arm drag into an armbar. Another one when he threatens to get out, the action spills to the floor and Aleister lays strikes in. Charging in, Crews with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex! Back inside, trading shots, huge running kick from Black, only two, back body drop puts Aleister to the floor!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Crews gets a nearfall off of something, Stinger Splash, big lariat, again just two. Reverse chinlock applied. Trading shots, powerslam from Apollo, back and forth, Apollo up top, diving splash but nobody’s home! Black Mass ducked, Crews hits an enzuigiri and Aleister spills to the floor as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Black with a legsweep, kip up, quebrada gets two. Picking the legs, Crews kicks him off and hits a big dropkick for separation. Shaking life into his leg, ramming Aleister into the corner but Black takes his leg out in return. Up top, enzuigiri staggers him, Apollo connects with a superplex... NOT ENOUGH! Military press but his leg gives out, Aleister with strikes and Crews snaps off a powerbomb that nearly ends it!
Black cuts him down with a knee to the face and lifts him up, Black Mass avoided, sunset flip for two, this time Al hits it...
Aleister Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.
We get a recap of Edge vs. Randy Orton and go to break.
Cedric Alexander & Ricochet vs. Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan
Burch and Alexander to start, Danny gets a headbutt in that leads to a tag to Lorcan. Cover for one, front chancery, uppercuts, quick tag. Reverse chinlock, wrenching it in, Cedric slings him off but Burch grabs it right back. Tags made, Ricochet in hot, enzuigiri in the corner and he snaps off a Frankensteiner only for Danny to break it up! Triangle dropkick to Burch, Oney with a half nelson suplex but Alexander tags in!
Gourdbuster sets up a running shooting star press, Cedric tags back out, Neuralyzer sets him up, suicide dive staggers Burch...
Cedric Alexander & Ricochet win by pinfall with the Benadryller from Ricochet on Danny Burch.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a roundup of media coverage of WrestleMania 36.
A recap of Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins follows.
Kevin Owens gets a promo where he talks about what Seth Rollins has put him through and how he doubted himself, but at WrestleMania when he jumped off the sign and got the win, he got his answer— yes, it was all worth it. But now it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, and what is that? Is it time to be the prizefighter again, or should he root out the Seths of the world?
No matter what, the message is the same, he’s here to stay and this is the Kevin Owens Show.
Denzel Dejournette vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins in charge right out the gates, choking Dejournette in the ropes and sending him to the floor. Back inside...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with Blackout.
And so to break.
Back from commercial, Nia Jax makes her entrance.
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Nia Jax
Jax rushes her in the corner and demands a fight, decapitating her with a lariat when she rushes in. Handful of hair, dragging her around over referee Shaun Bennett’s admonishment. Kicking away, drawing her up, short-arm lariat, fireman’s carry sets up the Samoan drop! Pressing the attack, fisherman lift...
Nia Jax wins by pinfall with a capture fisherman DDT.
We get a recap of the AJ Styles vs. Undertaker Boneyard Match to send us to break.
Brendan Vink vs. Humberto Carrillo
Vink shoving him into the corner, knee lifts, but Carrillo gets an arm drag. Charge in, back body drop to the apron, kick to the face, perched up top for the missile dropkick and Brendan rolls to the floor. Humberto off the ropes, cut off with a pump kick, back inside, scoop and a slam, only two. Rear chinlock applied, working Carrillo over, jockeying for position and Humberto cuts him off.
Standing moonsault, up top...
Humberto Carrillo wins by pinfall with a diving moonsault.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley from WrestleMania, and Charlotte’s post-match interview gets replayed for us.
The recap of Brock Lesnar vs. Drew McIntyre that opened the show follows, because Raw is three hours long and space and time have ceased to have any meaning. (Three hours long.)
And then we go to break.
Back from commercial, we see footage of Drew McIntyre being interviewed about twenty minutes after his win last night.
He says he hasn’t had a chance to do anything because he’s not sure it’s real. But he took the time to get his side plates changed so he knows he’s not dreaming. He’s gonna start with the match, and he wants to thank Paul Heyman. During the match he was physically, mentally, and emotionally ready, and he saw that Brock Lesnar was ready to go to war.
There was a point where Heyman told Brock to keep hitting the F-5 because Drew wouldn’t get back up, and at that moment his life flashed before his eyes. He never surrenders, and he stopped getting hurt and started getting angrier. He didn’t give a damn that it was Brock, he was gonna Claymore him as much as it took, and now he’s the champion.
BIG SHOW IS HERE!
He gets on the mic and congratulates Drew on his victory and becoming WWE Champion, and now there’s an entire locker room coming for him. Show says he’s not challenging him for a title shot at Money in the Bank or at a later date, but right now, ding ding ding ring the bell bitch, let’s go! Drew begs off and says he’s not fighting right now, and Show says he’s just some punk flapping his gums.
He doesn’t see McIntyre angry, all he sees in his eyes is fear. Drew says this isn’t his first day, he’s not afraid of him, and he knows he’s got a Scottish temper but he’s gonna put it slow and simple— there is nothing Show can say that will convince him to fight tonight. BIG SHOW SLAPS HIM ACROSS THE FACE!
Big Show vs. Drew McIntyre (c) (WWE Championship)
Show in hard, McIntyre gets a boot up, off the ropes but Big shrugs him off! Kick to the ribs, short-arm punch to the ribs follows it up and the giant clubs the Scotsman down. Jawing at him, choking Drew over the ropes, hanging him in the ropes to choke him with a rear chinlock. Scoop and slam, kick to the ribs, talking about his four decade career and staggering McIntyre with a headbutt!
Drew stumbling around, Show clubs him in the chest an climbs up the turnbuckles... VADER BOMB ELBOW DROP BUT MCINTYRE KICKS OUT! Huge hamhock overhand chops, Drew breathing hard as Big punishes him, another body slam leaves the champion coughing and wheezing. More yelling, asking McIntyre what he’s made of as he chokes him over the rope, telling him he’s almost broken.
Overhand chop countered, Drew firing up with chops of his own, whip reversed, the giant gets the goozle, float over the chokeslam and he scoops the giant and slams him... NOT ENOUGH! McIntyre fighting back to his feet, he heads up top but dives right back into the goozle, chokeslam... SO CLOSE! Back to his feet, Big Show prowls, making his fist but Drew slips under the WMD, off the ropes...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with Claymore to retain the WWE Championship.
That’s the show, folks.