WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 11, 2020) from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, with all the fallout from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night.
Advertised for tonight: Edge and Randy Orton are back, Becky Lynch wants to talk to Asuka, 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 MAY 11
Seek him here, seek him on the highway, never knowing when he’ll appear. All await, engine’s ticking over, hear the roar as they sense the fear. Wheels... a glint of steel and a flash of light! Screams... from a streak of fire as he strikes! Hell bent, hell bent for leather, but me, I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with a recap of the Money in the Bank ladder matches from last night.
Thence to the intro video.
Commentary hypes up the show, including a tag match featuring Rey Mysterio and Aleister Black, who are both still alive after falling off a roof.
Becky Lynch makes her entrance carrying a Money in the Bank briefcase.
She’s a bit weepy and says she’s about to go through a lot of changes and asked the powers that be to raise the stakes on Money in the Bank, and they did. She talks about not knowing if she was good enough to be in WWE when she came here and she gets increasingly weepy. Somewhere along the line she learned that people did care about her and put her on their shoulders to carry her into history.
The fans have stood up for her and had her back, and that’s why it’s the fans, we at home, that deserve to hear this from her first. She has to go away for a while.
Becky tells her that she’s beaten her when nobody else could, and she’s been the best for a long time, and that’s why she’s glad this is happening to her. Last night’s match wasn’t what she thought it was, it wasn’t for an opportunity at the title, it was for so much more. Lynch opens the case and the Raw Women’s Championship is inside of it, and it’s Asuka’s title now.
Asuka looks on in disbelief before grabbing the title and celebrating with it, dancing atop the announce table. Becky tells her to go be a warrior, because she’s gonna go be a mother. They hug together and Lynch leaves the new champ to celebrate as we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (And also it’s pretty big news.
Becky Lynch is backstage for an interview but Rey Mysterio, the Street Profits, Ricochet, and all kinds of other babyface talent interrupt to congratulate her.
Bobby Lashley vs. Humberto Carrillo (No Disqualification Match)
Lashley with a big waistlock takedown, a leg pick, a slap to the face, drawing him up and throwing him into the corner for forearms. Charging in, Carrillo sidesteps but Bob catches a kick and staggers him with an elbow. Slingshot him back inside, Humberto fires off a defiant slap, off the ropes... CHOKESLAM COUNTER PUTS HIM DOWN!
Lashley lies in wait but Carrillo sidesteps the spear and he spills ot the floor! Cut the dive off with a forearm, Bob goes and gets a steel chair... AND HUMBERTO NAILS HIM WITH A VAN TERMINATOR OFF THE APRON TO SEND US TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Lashley hammering Carrillo in the corner with punches, boots up on the charge, missile dropkick sends Bob into the ropes! Toss him to the apron, sidestep the charge, front kick, roll-through into a springboard roundhouse! Lashley to the floor, Humberto with a baseball side, no dice! Sidestep the pump kick, enzuigiri, springboard... CAUGHT!
Lashley hosses him up and rams him shoulder-first into the ringpost! Chair in hand, Carrillo sidesteps the charge and Bob hits the post! Humberto rams him with the chair, waffles it across his back, fired up! Back inside, springboard countered into a full nelson! Lashley swinging the hold around, Humberto’s had enough...
Bobby Lashley wins by submission with a full nelson.
We get footage of Street Profits talking about a two-on-two basketball game they’ve set up against Viking Raiders.
Viking Raiders are then shown scoffing about the idea of being challenged to basketball instead of something cool like swordfighting or axe throwing.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get another recap of Becky Lynch’s announcement from the top of the show.
Asuka is interviewed backstage about her victory and it quickly turns into a celebration with Kairi Sane dancing around with her.
A recap of the Last Man Standing match between Edge and Randy Orton at WrestleMania follows.
A recap of Apollo Crews getting injured follows that, and we go backstage with Zelina Vega and her boys bickering over something or other.
We go to break on the knowledge that Angel Garza will be in action next.
Back from commercial, we’ve got a match in progress!
Akira Tozawa vs. Angel Garza
Garza dominates Tozawa, tearing his own pants off before choking Akira in the corner and laying a heavy chop in. Knee lifts, whip across, Tozawa gets a pop-up Frankensteiner but when he charges back in Angel just hits an Alarm Clock! Back suplex lift into the corner, mounted punches, into the Tree of Woe for a running kick to the chest!
Cover for two, kneeling Cobra Twist applied, shift his position...
Angel Garza wins by pinfall with the Wing Clipper.
Post-match, Austin Theory gets in Garza’s face and they jaw at each other with Zelina Vega getting between them.
Enter Drew McIntyre.
He gets in the ring and says he was worried they weren’t all on the same page, but they seem to all want to fight him now. Claymore to Theory, one to Garza, Drew gets in Andrade’s face and jaws at him. A referee comes to the ring and we go to break.
Back from commercial and we’ve got a champion vs. champion match!
Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Drew McIntyre
Collar and elbow, McIntyre backs him into the corner and breaks clean. Back to the lockup, Almas with a go-behind, Drew reverses to an arm wringer and gets under him for a takedown before stomping his arm. Arm wringer into a kneeling armbar, Andrade gets away but eats a hard back elbow from McIntyre. Chops, into the corner, duck the forearm and Almas lights him up!
Up and over in the corner but Drew snaps off a kick to the midsection and Andrade rolls to the floor. Headed out after him, smashing his face into the barricade, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker puts Almas into the apron! Andrade under the ring, McIntyre gives chase but Almas catches him and goes to town on his arm! Posting the WWE Champion’s hand, breaking referee John Cone’s count, baseball slide to the arm!
Armbar in the bottom ropes, Drew screaming agony, cross armbar in the top ropes! Double knee armbreaker for a one count, and Andrade gets a sort of Stranglehold Gamma applied! McIntyre to his feet, hossing him onto his shoulder but Almas slips out and hits a back elbow out of the corner. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, whip across, another overhead belly-to-belly!
Andrade ducks a lariat but runs into a big boot! McIntyre headed up top, diving lariat connects! Kip-up, stalking after Almas, kick to the midsection, Future Shock denied and they slug it out with forearms. Off the ropes, pop-up spinebuster from Drew... NOPE! Andrade to the floor, snapping McIntyre’s arm over the top rope before posting his shoulder!
Corner knees connect, dragging Drew into the middle of the ring... OUT AT ONE! Hammerlock DDT blocked, trading chops, the sweat flying, hard back elbow gets a headbutt! Backsplash, jockeying for position, springboard caught into the electric chair... INVERTED ALABAMA SLAM! 3... 2... 1...
Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with the Claymore.
Post-match, Drew gets on the mic and says he didn’t come to the ring to have a match but there’s a reason he’s always dressed to work. He has a couple of things to say— number one, his match against Seth Rollins last night was a hell of a fight and Seth brought it, but he’s still the champ and you keep setting ‘em up and he’ll knock ‘em down.
The second bit of news he has is that Raw has extended an invitation to a certain SmackDown superstar, who didn’t just accept, but chose him as their opponent. There’s a few things you can guarantee in life— death, taxes, and every single person on planet earth hates this guy. Next week on Raw, it’ll be Drew McIntyre, master of the Claymore, the sexy Scotsman, vs. King Baron Corbin.
We see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross getting ready for A Moment of Bliss and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for the Undertaker documentary that hit WWE Network last night.
Montel Vontavious Porter is backstage giving Bobby Lashley a pep talk and asking him what he’s doing fighting Humberto Carrillo when fools from SmackDown are coming to fight the WWE Champion and he hasn’t gotten a title shot since 2007. He asks when Lashley is gonna let Lashley out, admitting it’s a rhetorical question but he should think on it.
MVP runs into Lana on his way out, saying he’s not trying to manage anybody, but if Bob is looking for a way out, tell him he’s available to manage him.
Lana throws a fit.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross make their entrance and take their seats for A Moment of Bliss before congratulating Becky Lynch.
Enter Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, who are still alive and mad that a baby is stealing their thunder.
They take their seats and Alexa asks them how it feels for a baby to steal their thunder, to which they scoff and say everybody’s been a baby, it’s no big deal. They challenge the tag champs to a match tonight but Bliss tells them that’s not how it works. They do their gimmick and Bliss and Cross start clearing the ring to send us to break.
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. Iconic Duo (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)
Iconics putting boots to Bliss, but the champs get Royce isolated in the ring skirt and a legal cross gets a pin. Hard whip into the turnbuckles, blind tag from Kay turns things around and they get Nikki isolated. Cross with a small package, only two, sunset flip pin, again just two, Peyton stomps her hands and clubs her down.
Quick tags, heels working Cross over at length, Bliss with the hot tag, right hands, Insault to Injury... ROYCE BREAKS IT UP! Match breaking down, Kay with a throat chop, tag made...
Iconic Duo win by pinfall with a rolling assisted facebuster.
Backstage, Rey Mysterio is interviewed.
He says he feels great, but going into last night’s match he kept hyping himself up by repeating the event’s tagline. He admits he saw his life flash before his eyes when Corbin threw him off the roof, but a miracle happened, and there was a second roof just six feet down. But by the time he realized he could get back in the match, it was too late.
He congratulates Otis and admits his best couldn’t get it done.
Seth Rollins rolls up as talk moves on to their tag match, and he stares in silence. Rey congratulates him on becoming a father and says he’s genuinely happy for him and Becky. Rollins turns and walks away without saying a word.
R-Truth cuts a promo and says his cousin Pretty Ricky is here for backup.
He spins around and appears with goofy teeth in, as Ricky, and we go to break.
Brendan Vink, Montel Vontavious Porter, & Shane Thorne vs. Cedric Alexander, Ricochet, & R-Truth
Thorne and Truth to start, Ron showing off with the splits and kicking Shane’s let out of his leg to force him to the same! Quick tags, working Shane over, Vink gets the blind tag and bowls Alexander over with a shoulder block! Rear chinlock applied, keeping Cedric isolated but he eventually tags Truth in! Truth and MVP going at it, duck the lariat, heel kick connects... NOPE!
The match breaks down, Ricochet with a leaping neckbreaker for Thorne, Alexander dives and gets caught but the One and Only wipes everybody out with the kickflip moonsault! Pretty Ricky is in the house, Porter knocks his teeth out but Truth is here...
Cedric Alexander, Ricochet, & R-Truth win by pinfall with the Lie Detector from Truth on Montel Vontavious Porter.
Post-match, Bobby Lashley comes down and spears Truth! Drawing him up, he asks MVP if he’d like to have a word with him. Full nelson, Montel punts him in the midsection, off the ropes... DRIVE-BY!
Jinder Mahal is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s honored to be back on Raw and talks about how happy he is to see his pal Drew McIntyre win the WWE Championship. He says he deserves to be respected by the entire WWE Universe and he’s going to have a hero’s journey back to the top.
We see AJ Styles chilling backstage and getting ready to watch the Undertaker doc as we go to break.
Back from commercial we get another recap of Becky Lynch’s announcement.
Shayna Baszler is folding towels backstage when an interview rolls up.
She asks how stupid you have to be to get knocked up when you’re the champion and says that 10/10 mothers will try and convince you that pregnancy didn’t ruin their careers, and you’re trying to tell her that Becky Lynch is gonna throw away the longest reign in Raw Women’s Championship history for some parasite?
Nah, the kid’s gonna suck, she says. You know who the father is, right? She rests her case.
We get a preview of the Undertaker doc.
Afterwards, AJ throws his popcorn at the screen and storms off.
Aleister Black and Rey Mysterio make their entrances to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we see Vincent Kennedy McMahon congratulating Becky Lynch.
Aleister Black & Rey Mysterio vs. Buddy Murphy & Seth Rollins
Black and Murphy to start, Rollins still with the thousand-yard stare. Circling, collar and elbow, Buddy with a wristlock, wrenching it and turning it into a kneeling armbar briefly. Reaching for a tag, Seth refuses and Aleister catches him into an octopus hold! Sunset flip, only two, big arm drag into an armbar as Black remains in control.
Mysterio tags in, legsweep into a basement dropkick, only two! Whip across, Rey with a satellite DDT attempt but Buddy reverses into a suplex lift! Mysterio slips out, enzuigiri sets him in the ropes, Black tags in and lays Murphy out with a kick to the chest! Into the ropes, Aleister dumps him to the floor, off the ropes, quebrada into the crossleg sit!
Duck the kick, kip-up, Buddy with a hard back elbow but Black gets the better of him with a huge knee to the midsection. Cover for two, into a double wristlock, Murphy gets away but eats a knee to the jaw that reverberates around the arena! Action to the floor, Rollins still catatonic, Al up on the apron with him briefly but he slips out and decks Buddy with a right hand.
Murphy dropkicks him into the post right after and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Black is dominating Murphy and drops him with a boot when he gets away long enough to dive! Both men down and out, Rollins still immobile on the apron, tag to Mysterio. Springboard seated senton, off the ropes, duck a lariat, springboard crossbody sets up leg kicks! Whip blocked, sunset flip, Rey with a buzzsaw roundhouse kick!
Action to the floor, Rey with a diving headscissors takeover off the apron, back inside, Mysterio diving crossbody rolled through into a pin... NOT ENOUGH! La Casadora into a bulldog from Rey to counter Murphy’s Law... NOPE! Into the corner, accidentally knocking Seth off the apron, 619... Rollins catches it and drops him on the floor!
Referee Chad Patton decides that’s crossing the line...
Aleister Black & Rey Mysterio win by disqualification.
Post-match, Rollins beats Mysterio down and throws Black over the barricade. He yells at Murphy to stay back, grabbing Rey’s head and jamming him eye-first into the corner of the steel steps! Mysterio’s busted open!
Five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and road agent Adam Pearce comes to ringside with trainers to tend to Rey Mysterio and his bloody eye.
Seth stares past the camera and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
We go backstage to where a medic is looking at Rey Mysterio’s busted eye when Seth Rollins rolls up with Buddy Murphy in tow. He says he doesn’t know what happened out there and Aleister Black attacks Buddy! Road agents (including Pearce and Sonjay Dutt) and referees break the fight up and Rollins is nowhere to be seen.
We get footage of Street Profits and Viking Raiders warming up for their basketball game earlier today and we go to break.
Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) (Basketball Game)
Ford explains the rules— 2-on-2, half-court, four five minute quarters.
Raiders give up two points right away when Ivar keeps passing it to Dawkins. Profits get up to 13 in short order, running circles around the Raiders. Erik informs them that smoking isn’t good for them.
Street Profits are up 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Second quarter, Vikings can’t dribble, the Curse of Greatness swats the ball away and the Profits make fun of them for not being able to jump.
Street Profits are up 37-0 at the end of the second quarter.
More Street Profits dominance...
Street Profits are up 50-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Vikings try everything they can, and finally, at the buzzer...
Street Profits win, 74-2.
Post-game, the Viking Raiders celebrate like they won, but Profits point at the board.
Shayna Baszler is shadowboxing backstage when Natalya rolls up and says she’s gonna teach her a lesson about disrespecting the miracle of motherhood. Baszler asks when Nattie’s gonna have a kid and says she knows as well as anyone that the Hart Dynasty dies with her.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, commentary crows about WWE winning some social media awards.
We get some post-game footage from Street Profits’ blowout victory over Viking Raiders. It’s good sportsmanship all around, except Erik says they let the Profits win. He tells Ivar to show them... and Warbeard shoots a series of perfect half-court baskets before capping it all off with a slam dunk.
Natalya vs. Shayna Baszler
Natalya with a side headlock takeover, slipping out of a doule leg, Baszler with a side headlock of her own, shot off, shoulder block. Off the ropes, drop down, back to the headlock, takeover, jockeying for position on the mat. Nattie pasting her with palm strikes, front chancery, backed into the corner, and Shayna trips her up at the break.
Neidhart asks her if that’s all she has, waistlock, backed into the corner and again she tries to trip her up but this time Nattie has it scouted. Right hands, double leg, kicked back off into the corner and Baszler lights her up with strikes! Referee Darrick Moore admonishing her, snap suplex gets her out of the corner, another one, cover for one.
Drawing Neidhart up, she slips out of the sleeper, victory roll pin for two. Legscissors roll-through, looking for the Sharpshooter but Baszler rolls through and traps her arm, standing on her hand... BICEP STOMP IS DODGED! Shayna lays one in...
Shayna Baszler wins by pinfall with a knee strike to the jaw.
King Baron Corbin is interviewed backstage.
He says he proved he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win last night, up to and including dumping dudes off of roofs. But Rey and Al landed on a secondary roof, so no harm, no foul. He talks about Drew McIntyre riding his coattails when they were a faction, and next week he’s gonna prove why he’s king.
We go to break on some hype for WWE’s partnership with Make-A-Wish.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for FS1’s airing of WrestleMania III tomorrow night.
Commentary hypes up next week’s show, including Corbin vs. McIntyre and the Iconics challenging for the women’s tag titles.
Edge makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and talks about WrestleMania being his first back after nine years of retirement. He came back to retire on his terms, so what’s next? Well, he knows WrestleMania isn’t the end for Edge, so if you watched Raw last week, you saw a promo video talking about how he was coming to hunt the Viper, but they didn’t talk to him about that.
At WrestleMania, he got his pound of flesh and his closure. Don’t get him wrong, Randy Orton gave him the fight of his life but he’s ready to move on. He looks in that locker room—
Enter Randy Orton.
He gets in the ring and on the mic and says he came out here to say one thing. He gets in Edge’s face and congratulates him. At WrestleMania, he says, the better man won. Orton goes to leave but he gets halfway up the ramp, chuckles to himself, and returns to the ring. He says he tried, but he can’t do it.
He came out with the idea that they could be friends again, but he can’t lie to himself, that’s not happening. The better man won, but the better wrestler didn’t. He talks about Edge hiding behind 29 other superstars at Royal Rumble and then picking the rules for WrestleMania to suit himself.
Nine years, almost a decade, that’s a long time, and in Randy’s opinion, those two matches aren’t traditional wrestling matches, so it’s been since 2011 since Edge has actually wrestled, and he doesn’t think he has it in him anymore. He’s known Edge a long time and he knows that look, the doubt in his eyes.
But he’s got grit and passion and that’s what brought him back to the dance, but all of his grit doesn’t come close to comparing to his natural ability, and passion isn’t gonna knock the ring rust off. No chance in hell that his grit and passion will help him now. He thinks the story writes itself... that is, if Edge has the guts.
If he’s got the guts, then at Backlash, it’ll be Edge vs. Orton in a straight-up wrestling match.
Charly Caruso slides in the ring to ask Edge for a response, but he’s stone-faced.
That’s the show, folks.