Monday evening RAW marked the primary present since WrestleMania 37 produced a number of title adjustments. However, the evening of April 12 was all about dealing with the WrestleMania fallout and incomes slots and title photographs for WWE Backlash, which is scheduled on May 16.
Here’s a glance at every part that occurred on Monday’s Raw:
Riddle vs Bobby Lashley (c)
Riddle and Bobby Lashley kicked-off the RAW proceedings and Riddle took a beating even earlier than the bell rang. Lashley virtually destroyed Riddle, who in flip may inflict little or no injury. In the top, Riddle opted for a prime rope and tried hit the Floating Bro, however Lashley caught and grabbed him within the Hurt Lock for the win.
Viking Raiders vs Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin
The Viking Raiders marked their return to RAW after seven months to tackle Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. Ivar instantly took management of Alexander, Benjamin tagged in and knocked Ivar off the apron. Ivar got here again in and went to work. He inflicted extra injury on each opponents, resulting in Erik to come back again in to hit the Viking Experience for the win.
Asuka vs Rhea Ripley
The two superstars unloaded on one another and Asuka then despatched Ripley into the ring put up then nailed her with a DDT to realize the higher hand. However, the duo struggled to get to their toes, Charlotte Flair confirmed up and shoved each ladies into the metal steps. She then proceeded to take out each opponents with naked toes, that left them mendacity. Due to Flair’s interference, Ripley managed to retain her RAW Women’s Championship.
Damian Priest vs The Miz and John Morrison
The Miz, John Morrison and Maryse have been out filming for an episode of Miz TV. And within the handicap match Priest began off and was about to hit The Reckoning on Miz, earlier than Maryse managed to seize Miz’s legs and pulled him out of the ring. Maryse interfered and Priest was pleading with him to get off the apron and Miz took benefit and rolled up Priest for a win.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax simply took management of Dana Brooke and stored her remoted to stop a tag. Meanwhile, Mandy Rose made a blind tag and Jax slipped on the apron whereas getting again into the ring. She then chased Rose and Brooke away, and so they ended up being counted out.
Elias and Jaxson Ryker vs The New Day
Woods despatched Ryker and Elias out of the ring as quickly because the match began and the 2 hit dives to the skin. Woods was in hassle after the break however bought a roll-up for a close to fall. He lastly bought the tag and Kofi got here in and took Elias and Ryker out earlier than hitting a double stomp off the highest rope.
Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton vs Braun Strowman
The Triple Threat match was to discover a new No.1 contender for Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship, which noticed Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton and Braun Strowman spar for the chance to shut the present. Early within the present, Orton put McIntyre over the announce desk. Then ended up hitting an RKO on Strowman. However, as he went for the pin, McIntyre got here out of nowhere and delivered a Claymore to Orton to steal the win.
McIntyre will tackle WWE Champion Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash and as he was celebrating, MVP entered as T-BAR & MACE attacked him with a double chokeslam.
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