WWE Raw 20th April 2020 : Grades, Highlights and Results – Drew McIntyre accepts Seth Rollins Challenge and much more

WWE Raw once again Returns to WWE Performance Center as an Empty Arena due to Coronavirus pandemic. Today there will be Qualifying matches for MITB ladder Matches for Both Men and Women and also a tag-team Matches.



Today’s Preview

  • Will Drew McIntyre accepts Seth Rollins Challenge
  • Money in the Bank- Qualifying Match


Opening Segment – Drew McIntyre Addresses the WWE Universe


Hey all you cool cats and kittens… WWE Champion @DMcIntyreWWE kicks off #WWERaw RIGHT NOW on @USA_Network! pic.twitter.com/mjsy1J84XX

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Drew McIntyre kicked off the evening’s broadcast, expressing his lack of surprise that Seth Rollins attacked him in the last week on Raw. He predicted it. He issued an undertaking to Rollins for a suit at Money in the Bank, unfazed with the aid of the assault from a week ago. Zelina Vega, Angel Garza and Austin Theory interrupted. The mouthpiece for the group exchanged barbs with the WWE champion till Andrade attacked from out of nowhere. His higher hand was once shortlived, as McIntyre blasted him with the Claymore whilst Garza and Theory refused Vega’s orders to make the save.

  
WHO WANTS NEXT??!?!#WWERaw @DMcIntyreWWE pic.twitter.com/T5NHGAz3nv

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Match No.1: MITB Qualifying Match – Aleister Black vs Austin Theory 

.@WWEAleister battles @austintheory1 for a spot in the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match RIGHT NOW on #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/8qzIM22tGo

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Black stored Theory off-guard early, even attempting a Black Mass that the newcomer narrowly dodged. Zelina Vega rose from the commentary role and provided a distraction that allowed Theory to send his opponent into the guardrail and seize manage of the bout heading into the break. The aggressor, Theory took the battle to Black and regarded to have him set up for the ATL. Black fought out and utilized an armbar, solely for Theory to strength out and drop Black with a powerbomb.  

Black scored a small package rollup and mounted a comeback. He unloaded with a knee strike and springboard moonsault for a near-fall, Theory simply barely shooting his shoulder off the mat before the official’s hand ought to smack the mat again. Theory fought his way lower back into the match and again set up for the ATL. Black, again, escaped. A massive knee and bridging German suplex followed as the enigmatic antihero won momentum. Theory evaded a 2nd Black Mass strive but should now not keep away from a 1/3 as Black cashed his ticket to Money in the Bank.  

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Aleister Black by Pinfall
Grade: B+ 

Match No.2: Indi Hartwell vs Shayna Baszler


#WWENXT‘s @indi_hartwell finds herself in the path of @QoSBaszler RIGHT NOW on #WWERaw. pic.twitter.com/70mY1sAUKn

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020


NXT competitor and Australia’s own, Indi Hartwell made her Raw debut this week underneath the most daunting of circumstances: against a vengeful, unforgiving and brutally violent Shayna Baszler.
Hartwell evaded one try to injure her arm and scored a speedy rollup for two, which incensed Baszler. 

The cage fighter did not miss a 2d time, stomping down on her opponent’s arm and drawing a referee stoppage. As the officers and clinical team of workers checked on Hartwell, Baszler pulled her opponent out of the ring and slung her into the guardrail. She sent her into a ladder, then kicked her injured arm, which had been sandwiched between it and the steel steps. A remorseless Baszler seemed on as Hartwell sobbed in pain. 


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Shayna Baszler by Referee Stoppage 
Grade: C 

Match No.3: Ricochet and Cedric Alexander vs Throne and Brendan Vink


.@KingRicochet & @CedricAlexander hit the ring for tag team action RIGHT NOW on #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/Qo9gqMFe2e

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

The babyface team saved the opposition reeling early, using their speed and in-ring creativity to catch them off-guard. Vink momentarily earned manipulate of the match, pulling Ricochet off the ring apron and to the arena floor. A warm tag to Alexander, though, sparked the babyface comeback and had the new tandem rolling late. A standing taking pictures big-name press by way of Ricochet scored a two-count as Vink broke up the pin. Ricochet delivered the Recoil to Thorne, who bounced properly into the Lumbar Check from Alexander as the popular new dup picked up the win.


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Ricochet and Cedric by Pinfall
Grade: C+

Match No.4: Kairi Sane vs Nia Jax

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Sane started quickly, searching to use her velocity and ferocity towards Jax however she rapidly determined herself tossed easily round the ring whilst her partner, Asuka, watched from backstage.
Jax dominated Sane, pummeling her until the 2017 Mae Young Classic winner and former NXT women’s champion fought lower back with the aid of targeting the earlier injured knees of her large opponent. A nasty again fist and sliding forearm had Jax reeling but a missed In-Sane Elbow gave way to a Samoan Drop by using Jax for the win.  

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Nia Jax by Pinfall
Grade: C+ 

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Match No.5: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match – Appolo Crews vs MVP 

That’s what it’s all about.@WWEApollo looks to take down @The305MVP to earn a spot in the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match! #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/s1uujBCJ7F

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

MVP took to the squared circle for his Money in the Bank Qualifier against Apollo Crews however earlier than the bout, he cut a confident promo in which he vowed to be in Connecticut for the PPV, regardless of how talented Crews might also be. A fired-up Crews took the battle to his greater skilled opponent, turning in a dropkick that sent him to the arena floor. MVP, though, recovered and swept his opponent’s legs, shedding him back-first on the apron and to the mat as the show headed to break. The former United States champion laboured over the lower back of Crews with a camel seize following the industrial timeout, looking to wear down his superior and quicker opponent.

 MVP set Crews up for the Playmaker however the babyface escaped and planted him with a picture-perfect spinebuster. Crews dropped MVP with a power slam and set him tried for a frog splash. The veteran received his knees up and accompanied with The Playmaker however, Crews kicked out at two. The babyface answered with a Gorilla Press slam, a standing shooting superstar press and a powerbomb for the win.

.@WWEApollo is headed to #MITB! 💰💰💰💰 pic.twitter.com/gR5i1u9Qne

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020


Winner: Appolo Crews by Pinfall
Grade: C+ 

Match No.6: Liv Morgan vs Ruby Riott


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

After Ruby Riott printed to Charly Caruso behind the curtain that there by no means used to be a Riott Squad, that she made each Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan, the tattooed villainess of the Raw women’s division battled Morgan in a fit with roots relationship returned months. An aggressive Morgan backed her opponent into the corner however Riott caught her with an affordable shot and seized manage of the match. Morgan delivered a middle-rope dropkick to halt Riott’s onslaught and score a near-fall. Riott answered, striking Morgan up on the pinnacle rope and delivering a depraved kick to the face. The green-haired vixen talked trash, claiming she will continually personal her, then worrying she begs. Morgan popped up from out of nowhere and delivered a springboard flatliner for the upset win. 


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Liv Morgan by pinfall
Grade: C+

Match No.7: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match – Rey Mysterio vs Buddy Murphy


“Not bad for an old man.” – @WWE_Murphy

😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬#WWERaw @reymysterio pic.twitter.com/ph9rJQez4s

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Murphy again to WWE tv for the first time on the grounds that pre-WrestleMania 36, scuffling with Rey Mysterio in a Money in the Bank Qualifier with the possibility to reverse the fortunes of “The Monday Night Messiah” Seth Rollins and Co. “Not bad for a historic man,” the conceited disciple stated as he shook off an early onslaught from his opponent. Murphy targeted a finger that the commentators speculated may additionally be dislocated, stomping it on the diamond-plate entrance ramp heading into the break. Murphy continued his targeted assault on Mysterio, punishing his hand and doubtlessly taking away his potent 619 finishers as a result. 

Meanwhile, the commentary crew persisted to push how vital it used to be for Mysterio to compete for Money in the Bank. Mysterio subsequently installed a comeback, taking Murphy off his feet, then following with head scissors onto the ramp. Rey tried for the 619 but Murphy countered, only for Mysterio to drop him with a DDT for two. On the floor, Mysterio launched Murphy into the barricade with head scissors. Back in the ring, Murphy uncorked a flurry that culminated in a brainbuster for a shut near-fall. The battle spilt to the top rope, from which Mysterio came off with a destroyer piledriver. The 619 and top-rope splash observed as Mysterio earned a gutsy win and day out to Money in the Bank.  



.@reymysterio takes down @WWE_Murphy to secure his position in the Men’s #MITB Ladder Match! pic.twitter.com/K2Q4LNnpr1

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020


Winner: Rey Mysterio by Pinfall
Grade: C+ 

Match No.8: Kayden Carter vs Charlotte Flair


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

NXT women’s champion Charlotte Flair took to the squared circle for the first time for the reason that her victory over Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania, struggling with Kayden Carter in singles competition. The Queen determined out rapidly that Carter deliberate on seizing the possibility and making the most of it, taking the battle to the champion and trapping her in a submission. Flair fought out, though, catching Carter with a nasty elbow to the face and downing her with a spear. Figure Eight followed and Flair scored the submission victory.

Lesson learned. 👸#TheQueen @MsCharlotteWWE picks up the win on #WWERaw. pic.twitter.com/le6KJPeM2Z

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020


Winner: Charlotte Flair by Submission
Grade: B+

Match No.9: Andrade vs Akira Tozawa


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020


Tozawa unloaded on Andrade early, shedding him with a knee strike that almost earned him a big upset. The former cruiserweight champion flattened El Idolo with a senton from the ring apron on the floor, the blasted him with a missile dropkick. A non-permanent distraction from Vega allowed Andrade to in the end halt his opponent’s momentum and trap manage of the match. Tozawa fought back and showed off a renewed aggression, working a submission and almost scoring a sequence of pin-falls off rollups. A superkick from Tozawa allowed him to scale the ropes but Andrade crotched him, delivered the hammerlock DDT and scored the hard-fought win.

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

 Winner: Andrade by Pinfall 
 Grade: B+ 

Match No.10: Bianca Belair vs Santana Garret


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020



Bianca Belair returned to the squared circle this week, fighting NXT’s Santana Garrett. The EST overpowered her opponent early however Garrett piefaced Belair in a blatant signal of disrespect. Belair answered with a waistlock takeover. Belair persevered to offset Garrett’s offence, delivering a split-legged splash to the again of her opponent, then observe up with the Kiss of Death for the victory. 

Easy 💰.

The #ESTofWWE picks up the win on #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/fln2emwBaw

— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Belair by Pinfall
Grade: C+ 

Match No.11: Drew McIntyre vs Anjel Gracia



— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Angel Garza took gain of a momentary distraction from Austin Theory early as he attacked Drew McIntyre from the opening bell. The Scottish Psychopath fought back, reddening Garza’s chest with a sequence of chops. His left leg, though, grew to become the target of Garza’s focused attack.

McIntyre fought back, unloaded on his opponent with a depraved right hand to the face and proceeded to wipe out all three of Zelina Vega’s prices at ringside with a plancha. After laying Andrade and Theory out with Claymore Kicks, he put an end to Garza with the equal finisher for the victory. After the match, McIntyre re-entered the squared circle and dropped Garza with any other Claymore, sending a message to Seth Rollins and vowing to reign dominantly all day long. 


— WWE (@WWE) April 21, 2020

Winner: Drew McIntyre by Pinfall
Grade: C+ 

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