WWE Raw Results (4/13/20): History Lessons With The Queen

WWE Raw
April 13, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Drew McIntyre, Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega Promo 

Drew McIntyre: Come on, get in the ring, I’ve got something I want to say. I just want to say, thank you. Thank you for the privilege of allowing me into your living room. From myself and all the other WWE Superstars, this truly is an honor. I also want to say thank you for the outpour of support since I won the championship. I don’t know if you know this, but the internet can sometimes be pretty negative. But since I won the title, it’s been so positive. From all of you, from the media outlets, I can’t believe it, it’s just surreal.

It’s surreal, i’m standing here champion, it’s been my lifelong dream. It’s surreal that I beat the beast Brock Lesnar, within five minutes. And it’s surreal that twenty minutes later, this happened. Yea, that slap didn’t feel too good. Kinda went blank there. This is the first time watching it back, I remember being particularly angry, but he’s still a giant. And I did just wrestled Brock Lesnar. Nothing Big Show does feels good at all. Here comes The ChokeSlam, 1, 2, the kickout and this is where Big Show made a big mistake.

He telegraphed his next move, and just like everyone, he fell to The ClayMore in 3, 2, 1. All right, I beat Brock Lesnar and then I beat The Big Show. Back to back, no less. I think that kinda sets the tone for the kind of champion Drew McIntyre is gonna be going forward. A different kinda champion, a one that shows up, defends his title. So here’s the mission statement, to the all superstars out there, if you deserve an opportunity at the title, you get an opportunity at the title. Now, I can’t quite articulate how much this championship means to me.

Zelina Vega: Drew, let me stop you right there. And allow me to introduce to you, the real champion of Raw, the United States Champion, Andrade.

Drew McIntyre: And the crowd goes mild. I know exactly who Andrade is, Zelina, you know that.

Zelina Vega: That’s right, how could I forget? You know, Drew, I am so sorry that I had to come out here and ruin your whole rah-rah speech you had going on there. It sounded great, I mean, it really did. Go, Drew. It sounded like something straight out of Braveheart.

Drew McIntyre: Oh, you got impressions, huh?

Zelina Vega: You know, for real though, we just wanted to come out here and congratulate you, in person, because how else can say that they had two WrestleMania Moments, in the same night? That’s pretty impressive. But you see, while you were having those two moments, my associate suffered an injury that robbed him of his. And coming off the biggest night in your career, I mean, it would really be a shame if someone were to say, injure you and take that title away from you.

Drew McIntyre: Okay, I’m gonna stop you there. I know what you’re doing, i’m gonna stop you talking in circles. I remember what happened last time myself and Andrade fought. I went into the match, NXT Champion. At the end of the match, you dropped me on my head, my arm was still connected to the rope. You left, NXT Champion. And I left with my bicep torn right off the bone and you cost me six months of my career. All right, Andrade, apparently you don’t do much talking, so do some listening. You want this match? Champion vs. Champion? United States Champion Andrade vs WWE Champion Drew McIntyre? You got it, tonight.

Andrade Cien Almas: Hey, amigo. Last time, I took your title. I took you out. And tonight, no more senor nice guy.

First Match: Asuka vs. Ruby Riott. The Winner Will Qualify For The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Asuka talks smack to Ruby. Ruby wants Asuka to shake her hand. Ruby side steps a boot from Asuka. Ruby applies a side headlock. Ruby with a shoulder block. Asuka tells Ruby to bring it. Ruby runs into Asuka. Asuka shoves Ruby. Ruby with forearm shivers. Ruby ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Ruby drops Asuka with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Ruby toys around with Asuka. Ruby yanks on Asuka’s hair. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Asuka repeatedly stomps on Ruby’s back. Asuka keeps hold of the left shoulder of Ruby. Ruby puts her foot on the bottom rope to force the break. Asuka argues with the referee. Asuka kicks Ruby in the ribs. Asuka is mauling Ruby in the corner. Ruby decks Asuka with a back elbow smash. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike for a two count. Asuka drives Ruby shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Asuka is choking Ruby with her boot.

The referee admonishes Asuka. Asuka kicks Ruby in the back. Asuka uses the middle rope as a weapon. Ruby creates distance with a forearm smash. Asuka responds with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike. Ruby launches Asuka over the ringside barricade. Asuka delivers a RoundHouse Kick. Asuka dances on the barricade. Asuka has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Ruby with heavy bodyshots. Asuka pulls Ruby down to the mat. Asuka repeatedly kicks Ruby in the back. Ruby avoids The Running Hip Attack. Ruby thrust kicks the midsection of Asuka. Ruby kicks Asuka out of the ring. Ruby hooks the outside leg for a two count. Ruby is giving Asuka a taste of her own medicine. Ruby whips Asuka across the ring. Running Forearm Exchange. Asuka and Ruby are trading back and forth shots.

Asuka kicks the left hamstring of Ruby. Ruby blocks a boot from Asuka. Ruby with a Spinning Back Kick. Ruby follows that with The La Magistral for a two count. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ruby gets Asuka shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count. Ruby goes for The Riott Kick, but Auska counters with The Ankle Lock. Asuka with a Release German Suplex. Asuka connects with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Ruby negates The Asuka Lock. Ruby with a knee lift. Ruby with Two Running Boots. Following a snap mare takeover, Ruby clotheslines the back of Asuka’s neck for a two count. Ruby drags Asuka to the corner. Ruby goes for The Flying Back Senton Splash, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock. Ruby rolls Asuka over for a two count. Asuka is pissed. Ruby decks Asuka with a back elbow smash. Ruby ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Ruby hits The FlatLiner for a two count. Ruby applies a modified gogoplata. Rollup Exchange. Asuka makes Ruby tap out to The Asuka Lock.

Winner: Asuka via Submission 

Second Match: Aleister Black vs. Oney Lorcan 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Black floats over into a front face lock. Lorcan answers with an arm-bar/chin lock combination. Lorcan with a waist lock go-behind. Lorcan transitions into a side headlock. Black responds with a front chancery. Lorcan grabs the side headlock. Black rolls Lorcan over for a one count. The chain wrestling exchange continues. Black backs Lorcan into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lorcan applies a side headlock. Black rolls Lorcan over for a one count. Black with two deep arm-drags. Black applies an arm-bar. Lorcan propels Black over the top rope. Lorcan uppercuts Black off the ring apron.

Black ducks a clothesline from Lorcan. Black hits The Quebrada. Following a snap mare takeover, Black with the lateral press for a one count. Black kicks Lorcan out of the ring. Lorcan starts building momentum during the commercial break. Lorcan with rapid fire uppercuts. Black decks Lorcan with a back elbow smash. Lorcan ducks a clothesline from Black. Black negates The Half and Half Suplex. Uppercut Exchange. Lorcan drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Lorcan scores the elbow knockdown. Lorcan hooks both legs for a two count. Lorcan applies a full nelson lock. Black escapes the hold. Lorcan with a double single leg takedown. Lorcan applies a single leg crab. Black repeatedly kicks Lorcan in the face. Black with a back elbow smash. Black applies the knee bar.

Lorcan reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Black repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Lorcan. Black applies The Triangle Choke. Lorcan refuses to quit. Lorcan blasts Black with a knife edge chop. Black kicks Lorcan in the chest. Black uppercuts Lorcan. Black with a running forearm smash. Black scores the elbow knockdown. Black delivers his combination offense. Black with a Sliding Knee Strike. Lorcan avoids The Quebrada. Lorcan drops Black with The Running Lariat for a two count. Lorcan goes for The Half and Half Suplex, but Black rolls him over for a two count. Lorcan unloads two knife edge chops. Lorcan tells Black to bring it. Black with a Pump Knee Strike. Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch Promo 

Now, it’s only been a couple of week since I stood here last. WrestleMania, where I knew I only had a short time to beat the human bone breaker, Shayna Baszler. And shocked as she was, beat her, I did. So, Shayna, let me clear up some of the confusion as to what happened for you. Now, I told you that this was going to be a test of heart versus skill. But actually, this was a battle of the mind. A lot of has been said about me lately. A lot has been said about the man lately. Maybe i’m arrogant or maybe I let you think that. Maybe this historic title run has gotten to my head or maybe I used it to get to yours. Because the quicker you destroyed everyone on your road to WrestleMania, the sillier I became.

Now, why do you think that is, Shayna? Because the only person that can get closer enough to the queen to destroy her, is the joker who she sees is posing no threat. And that’s why I’m the champ. Because somebody, who was born to bully will never beat somebody who was born to survive everything. And that brings me to the Money In The Bank Ladder Match. Now, I’m here to challenge whoever wants this the most. Climb that ladder, unhook that briefcase and use that contract to think a name, a time and a place. And there, you will find the man, the champ, waiting for you. Now, I always have a plan, but I promise you, whoever wins and thinks that they can beat me, I will shock the world one more time.

Third Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Sarah Logan. The Winner Will Qualify For The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baszler applies a side headlock. Logan with a forearm shot across the back of Baszler’s neck. Baszler drops Logan with a forearm smash. Baszler transitions into a ground and pound attack. Baszler is demolishing Logan. The referee is trying to calm down Baszler. Baszler violently stomps on the right elbow of Logan which causes the referee to stop the match. Baszler power walks out of the WWE Performance Center.

Winner: Shayna Baszler via Referee Stoppage 

Fourth Match: Austin Theory vs. Akira Tozawa 

Zelina Vega joins the commentary team for this match. Theory kicks Tozawa in the back. Theory punches Tozawa in the back. Theory talks smack to Tozawa. Theory with a forearm smash. Tozawa is throwing haymakers at Theory. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Tozawa. Theory goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Tozawa lands back on his feet. Tozawa ducks a clothesline from Theory. Tozawa with a Spinning Back Kick. Theory avoids The Windmill Kick. Tozawa crawls under Theory. Tozawa hits The Windmill Kick. Tozawa transitions into a corner mount. Theory dumps Tozawa face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Following a snap mare takeover, Theory stomps on the midsection of Tozawa. Theory repeatedly stomps on Tozawa’s chest. Theory transitions into a ground and pound attack. Theory applies a rear chin lock. Theory abuses the referee’s five count.

Theory stomps on Tozawa’s back. Theory blasts Tozawa with a knife edge chop. Theory with a full arm dragon twist. Theory whips Tozawa back first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Tozawa with heavy bodyshots. Theory denies The Pump Kick. Theory dumps Tozawa face first on the canvas. Theory follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Theory with the arm-bar/chin lock combination. Theory gets Tozawa in position for The Sacrifice. Theory drives the right shoulder of Tozawa into the canvas. Tozawa is displaying his fighting spirit. Theory dumps Tozawa with a forearm smash. Theory with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Theory goes back to the rear chin lock. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Theory with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count.

Theory applies another arm-bar. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Tozawa. Theory whips Tozawa across the ring. Tozawa with a Desperation Hurricanrana. Tozawa Pump Kicks Theory off the ring apron. Theory avoids The Suicide Dive. Tozawa with a Running Tumbleweed Senton off the ring apron. Tozawa rolls Theory back into the ring. Tozawa with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Tozawa delivers The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Tozawa with a waist lock go-behind. Theory hangs onto the ropes. Tozawa avoids the back elbow smash. Tozawa with a right jab. Tozawa applies The Flying Octopus. Theory connects with The ATL to pickup the victory. After the match, Andrade Cien Almas and Angel Garza walks into the ring. Garza blasts Tozawa with a knife edge chop. Garza and Theory puts Tozawa on the top turnbuckle. Almas plants Tozawa with The Draping HammerLock DDT.

Winner: Austin Theory via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Angel Garza vs. Tehuti Miles 

Miles is playing games with Garza. Miles with a waist lock go-behind. Miles goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Garza holds onto the ropes. Miles drops down on the canvas. Garza dropkicks Miles in mid-air. Garza talks smack to Miles. Garza with a blistering chop. Garza applies a side headlock. Garza backs Miles into the ropes. The referee calls for the clean break. Garza with a knife edge chop. Garza follows that with a pop up knee lift. Garza rips off his pants. Garza with a basement dropkick. Garza plays to the camera.

Garza has complete control of this match. Garza repeatedly punches Miles in the ribs. Garza applies a modified abdominal stretch. Garza with clubbing blows to Miles back. Garza puts Miles on the top turnbuckle. Garza gets Miles tied in the tree of woe. Garza hits The Running PK. Garza connects with The Wing Clipper to pickup the victory. After the match, Andrade Cien Almas and Austin Theory walks into the ring. Zelina Vega is standing on the stage. Miles is about to suffer the same fate as Akira Tozawa. Almas plants Miles with The Draping HammerLock DDT.

Winner: Angel Garza via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Nia Jax vs. Kairi Sane. The Winner Will Qualify For The Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Jax nearly shoves Sane out of the ring. Sane with a waist lock go-behind. Jax sends Sane to the corner. Sane side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Sane kick Jax in the face. Sane with clubbing blows to Jax’s back. Sane dives over Jax. Sane taunts Jax. Sane ducks a clothesline from Jax. Sane with two running dropkicks. Jax tosses Sane out of the ring with one arm. Asuka providers her own commentary in the backstage area. Jax bodyslams Sane. Jax yanks on Sane’s hair. Jax with two short-arm clotheslines. Jax talks smack to Sane. Jax is completely rag dolling Sane. Jax connects with The Annihilator to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Charlotte Flair Promo 

So, tonight is history lessons with The Queen. The first part of history, The Queen wins the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble, allowing the queen to choose a champion of her choice. So there’s, Bex. Oof, been there, done that a bunch. There’s, Bayley, been there, done that more than a bunch, so what’s next? So when The Queen went to make her choice, you didn’t see Becky making a challenge, nope. You didn’t see Bayley making a challenge, nope. You saw the next big thing, NXT Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley. Now, you have the queen’s attention. I mean, that was ballsy. It kind of reminded me of someone I know. But that was then, this is now. Now I stand here, the two time NXT Women’s Champion. Not because I beat Becky, again. Not because I beat Bayley, for the millionth time. No, you know why?

It’s because I beat the next big thing. Making me, Charlotte Flair, The Queen, The Biggest Thing. Let me you remind you, last year, Vince McMahon knew I was the biggest thing, that’s why he chose me to save the main event of WrestleMania. This year, Rhea Ripley chose the queen. Why? Because she secretly wants to be just like me. But you know what Rhea Ripey lacks? She lacks, humility. That’s why I am standing here, and I’m going to remind people that there are levels to this. There’s always going to be someone faster, there’s always going to be someone stronger, there’s always going to be someone better. I’m going to remind NXT of humility. Next in line, Io Shirari. Man, she had an amazing victory, but I’m not here just for victories. I’m here to teach lessons. And lesson number one, everyone bows down to the queen, WOOO!

Seventh Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lana vs. No Way Jose 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley applies a waist lock. Jose decks Lashley with a back elbow smash. Lashley hammers down on the left shoulder of Jose. Lana continues to shoutout instructions from the outside. Lashley slams Jose’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Jose. Lashley tells Lana to shut the hell up. Lashley blocks a boot from Jose. Jose with a straight right hand. Lashley responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley is distracted by Lana. Jose rolls Lashley over for a two count. Lashley connects with The SpineBuster. Lashley Spears Jose to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Eight Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet & Cedric Alexander 

Erik and Ricochet will start things off. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Erik. Ricochet unloads a flurry of strikes. Erik launches Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet avoids the corner clothesline. Ricochet blasts Erik with a knife edge chop. Ricochet starts dancing for whatever reason. Ricochet slips over Erik’s back. Ricochet rolls under a clothesline from Erik. Erik with a forearm knockdown. Erik knocks Alexander off the ring apron. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar climbs to the top turnbuckle. Erik goes for a PowerBomb, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Ivar. Alexander dropkicks Erik to the floor. Ricochet with a Leaping FrankenSteiner. Alexander follows that with a Suicide Dive. Ricochet with The SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count. Ricochet applies a front face lock. Ricochet with clubbing blows to Ivar’s back. Ricochet tags in Alexander.

Ricochet and Alexander are double teaming Ivar. Ivar denies the double irish whip. Ivar kicks Ricochet in the gut. Ivar sends Alexander back first into the turnbuckles. Alexander sends Ricochet out of harms way. Alexander side steps Ivar into the turnbuckles. Step Up Enzuigiri/Turnbuckle Kick Combination. Alexander hits The Swinging DDT for a two count. Alexander applies a front face lock. Ivar needs to create separation. Double Irish Whip. Ivar runs through the double clothesline. Erik tags himself in. Ricochet leapfrogs over Ivar. Alexander dumps Ivar out of the ring. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Erik. Alexander with a forearm smash for a tow count. Alexander goes back to a front face lock. Alexander tags in Ricochet. Alexander with a Vertical Suplex. Ricochet follows that with a SpringBoard Senton Atomico for a two count. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Alexander blasts Erik with a knife edge chop. Alexander with a straight right hand. Erik avoids The SlingShot Pescado. Erik tags in Ivar. Erik catches Ricochet in mid-air. Erik sends Ricochet crashing into Alexander on the outside. Ivar lands The Suicide Dive.

The Viking Raiders are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break. Erik applies an arm-bar. Alexander with heavy bodyshots. Erik sends Alexander to the corner. Erik tags in Ivar. Viking Raiders with Stereo Knee Lifts. Following a snap mare takeover, Ivar with a running fist drop for a two count. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar buries his shoulder into the midsection of Alexander. Viking Raiders are picking Alexander apart. Ivar bodyslams Alexander. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Alexander for a two count. Erik applies a front face lock. Erik walks Alexander to the corner. Guess what folks? Erik makes another tag to Ivar. Ivar with a forearm shot across the back of Alexander. Ivar goes for a Bodyslam, but Alexander lands back on his feet. Alexander with a Cartwheel Dropkick. Alexander creates distance with The SlingShot FlatLiner. Ricochet and Erik are tagged in.

Ricochet with a forearm smash. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Erik. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet with a Running European Uppercut. Erik goes for Death Rowe, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Tiger Wall Flip Kick/Step Up Enzuigiri Combination. Ricochet hits The Tiger Feint Kick. Ricochet with an apron shoulder block to Erik. Ricochet drops Erik with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Erik avoids The Neuralyzer. Erik delivers Death Rowe. Erik tags in Ivar.

Ivar with a Seated Senton. Ivar cartwheels around Ricochet. Ivar with an Inside Out Lariat. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar follows that with a Running Crossbody Splash. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik drills Alexander with a ShotGun Dropkick. Erik dumps Ivar back first into Alexander for a two count. Erik tags in Ivar. Alexander kicks Erik in the face. Alexander with a forearm smash to Erik. Alexander goes for The Neuralyzer, but The Viking Raiders counters with their SpringBoard Clothesline/High Angle German Suplex Combination for a two count. Erik drives his knee into the back of Ricochet’s neck. Ivar connects with The Spin Kick. Ivar tags in Erik. The Viking Raiders plants Alexander with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega, Angel Garza and Austin Theory 

Zelina Vega Inc takes forever to get out of the ring. McIntyre tells Almas to bring it. Almas slaps McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre HeadButts Almas. McIntyre slams Almas head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre blasts Almas with a knife edge chop. Almas kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Almas. McIntyre is mauling Almas in the corner. The referee is trying to calm down McIntyre. McIntyre with a liver kick in mid-air. Almas tumbles to the floor. McIntyre dumps Almas ribs first on the barricade. McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. McIntyre is distracted by Garza and Theory. Almas repeatedly pulls the left shoulder of McIntyre into the steel ring post.

Almas repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of McIntyre. Almas rests the referee’s ten count. Almas slams the left shoulder of McIntyre on the steel ring steps. Almas with a chop/forearm combination. Almas follows that with an arm-ringer. Almas applies an arm-bar. Almas ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Almas applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. McIntyre catches Almas in mid-air. Almas with forearm shivers. McIntyre clotheslines Almas. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. McIntyre drops Almas with The Big Boot. McIntyre follows that with a Flying Clothesline. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre punches Almas in the back. Almas negates The Future Shock DDT. Almas hits The Discus Back Elbow Smash.

Almas tees off on McIntyre. McIntyre sends Almas crashing Garza and Theory on the outside. McIntyre drops Theory with a massive knife edge chop. McIntyre rolls Almas back into the ring. Vega hops on the ring apron to distract McIntyre. Almas has McIntyre perched on the top turnbuckle. Almas goes for The Draping HammerLock DDT, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre with a Pop Up Knife Edge Chop. McIntyre with a running elbow smash. McIntyre hits The Reverse Alabama Slam. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, Angel Garza chop blocks McIntyre. Seth Rollins SuperKicks McIntyre. Rollins plants McIntyre with Two Curb Stomps to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez