WWE Raw Results (4/20/20): Rey Mysterio vs. Buddy Murphy

WWE Raw
April 20, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Drew McIntyre & Zelina Vega Promo 

Drew McIntyre: Welcome everybody to Monday Night Raw. Now, this is truly the highlight of my week, so thank you for joining me. But enough about that, I got to get down to business. The champ. Where do we begin? Oh, how about last week? I was jumped, ambushed, left laying here actually. You know who’s not surprised at all that happened, this guy. See, this title represent a lot of things to a lot of people. History, prestige, glory, fame, all those things are true and pretty cool, but realistically it paints a huge bullseye on my back, because whoever holds this championship is considered the best of the best in this entire industry. And everybody wants to be in this position.

Somebody once told me, it’s lonely at the top. At the top, I see that person is a dirty filthy, liar It’s crowded a hell at the top. That’s okay, I get it. It’s nothing personal. Everybody wants to be here. They just want to be champion. So that takes me to Seth Rollins. Seth, mate, you stomped my head into this canvas last week, twice. If you read between the lines of that messiah rhetoric he’s always spouting, he’s not that complex. I’m champion, Seth wants to be champion. But does he deserve an opportunity? I said last week if you deserve an opportunity at the champ, you get an opportunity at the champ. Now a lot of people say Seth Rollins doesn’t deserve an opportunity.

But I thought about it. I came to the conclusion. I can make Seth jump through hoops. But realistically, he’s one of the most decorated superstars of all time. I’ve been in the ring with him. I know how good he truly is. And if I want to be one of the greatest champions of all time, I need to continue to beat the best. So i’m making a challenge. Three weeks time, at the Money In The Bank PPV, Drew McIntyre versus Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship. Now, I want to take a moment to talk to Seth directly, get this camera close. Hi Seth, how are you buddy? I’m not gonna hurl a bunch of insults at you. Hey, i’m in the middle of something here, I’ll get to you guys later on, I got Angel Garza in a match.

Zelina Vega: Hey, Drew.

Drew McIntyre: Hi Zelina, the number one thorn in my ass, how are you?

Zelina Vega: You see, I know that I can’t speak for the entire WWE Universe, but we are so sick of your little rah-rah speeches. Yeah. You see, the problem is that  you’re too focused on the Money In The Bank PPV, you’re looking past tonight, you’re looking past Angel Garza.

Andrade Cien Almas chop blocks McIntyre. Almas dropkicks McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Almas repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Almas goes for The ShotGun Meteora, but McIntyre counters with Two ClayMore Kicks.

First Match: Aleister Black vs. Austin Theory. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Zelina Vega joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Theory sends Black across the ring. Strong lockup. Theory applies a wrist lock. Black reverses the hold. Black with a single leg pick up. Black transitions into a wrist lock. Theory responds with a front face lock. Black brings Theory down to the canvas. Black applies a hammerlock. Theory grabs a side headlock. Theory follows that with another side wrist lock. Black with an ankle pick. Theory kicks Black in the face. Black with an arm-drag. Theory drops Black with a shoulder tackle. Theory talks smack to Black. Black drops down on the canvas. Theory avoids the leg sweep. Theory kicks Black in the gut. Theory punches Black in the back. Theory with a forearm smash. Black ricochet’s off the ropes. Theory evades The Black Mass. Black with a dropkick through the ropes. Black is distracted by Zelina Vega. Theory throws Black into the ringside barricade. Theory regains control of the match during the commercial break.

Theory applies a rear chin lock. Black gets back to a vertical base. Black backs Theory into the turnbuckles. Theory decks Black with a back elbow smash. Theory sends Black face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Theory with a Roll Through Dropkick for a two count. Theory transitions into a ground and pound attack. Theory applies a sleeper hold. Theory repeatedly dumps Black face first into the top turnbuckle pad from the Torture Rack Position. Black kicks Theory in the face. Black bodyslams Theory. Black rolls Theory over for a two count. Black delivers his combination offense. Theory goes for The ATL, but Black lands back on his feet. Black with a waist lock go-behind. Theory breaks free with a back elbow smash. Black applies a Triangle Choke. Theory with a Desperation SitOut PowerBomb.

Theory is favoring his left wrist. Theory send Black sternum first into the turnbuckles. Black with an inside cradle for a two count. Black ducks a clothesline from Theory. Black starts building momentum. Black sweeps out the legs of Theory. Black with a Sliding Knee Strike. Black hits The Quebrada for a two count. Black applies a waist lock. Theory with a single leg takedown. Black kicks Theory in the face. Theory dodges The Pump Knee Strike. Theory SuperKicks Black. Theory connects with The Cross Legged Ushigoroshi for a two count. Black negates The ATL. Black with a straight right hand. Black dives over Theory. Black with a Pump Knee Strike. Black follows that with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Theory ducks under The Black Mass. Theory with a back elbow smash. Black plants Theory with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Shayna Baszler Promo 

Charly Caruso: Shayna, last week you qualified for the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match in very brutal fashion. You stomped out Sarah Logan’s arm, so I have to ask you, you think you might took it just a little too far?

Shayna Baszler: Too far? Let me ask you something, did I break any rules? Nah, I just broke Sarah Logan’s arm.

Second Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Indi Hartwell 

Baszler with a forearm smash. Baszler delivers a couple bodyshots. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Hartwell. Baszler with The GutWrench Suplex. Hartwell avoids the vicious elbow stomp. Hartwell rolls Baszler over for a one count. Baszler is pissed. Hartwell kicks Baszler in the face. Baszler with a forearm smash. Baszler with a waist lock takedown. Baszler follows that with a high knee strike. Baszler connects with The Vicious Elbow Stomp. The referee calls off the match. After the match, Baszler pulls Hartwell out of the ring. Baszler swings Hartwell into the ringside barricade. Baszler sends Hartwell back first into the steel ring steps. Baszler gets Hartwell’s injured shoulder trapped in a ladder. The referee admonishes Baszler. Baszler violently kicks the ladder.

Winner: Shayna Baszler via Referee Stoppage 

Third Match: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink 

Ricochet and Vink will start things off. Vink drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Vink launches Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Vink tags in Thorne. Thorne kicks Ricochet in the gut. Thorne uppercuts Ricochet. Thorne tries to cheap shot Alexander. Ricochet decks Thorne with a back elbow smash. Ricochet with a double boot against the chest of Thorne. Ricochet follows that with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Alexander with a knee lift. Ricochet with a SomerSault NeckBreaker across the right knee of Alexander.

Alexander side steps Vink into the turnbuckles. Ricochet and Alexander with a Step Up Enzuigiri/Pump Kick Combination. Thorne applies a waist lock. Ricochet tags himself in. Alexander with a back elbow smash to Thorne. Alexander with a Vertical Suplex. Ricochet follows that with a SlingShot Senton. Thorne launches Ricochet over the top rope. Vink pulls Ricochet off the ring apron. Vink scores the elbow knockdown on the floor. Thorne tags in Vink. Vink rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Vink with a straight right hand. Vink goes for The Razor’s Edge, but Ricochet counters with a Hurricanrana into the turnbuckles. Alexander and Thorne are tagged in.

Alexander clotheslines Thorne. Alexander scores the elbow knockdown. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Thorne. Alexander delivers his combination offense. Alexander dropkicks the knee’s of Vink. Alexander with an Assisted Magic Killer. Alexander SuperKicks Vink. Thorne uppercuts Alexander. Alexander responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Alexander tags in Ricochet. Alexander hits The Tornado DDT. Ricochet follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press. Vink breaks up the pinning opportunity. Ricochet drops Vink with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Thorne. Alexander with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ricochet connects with The Recoil. Alexander plants Thorne with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Nia Jax vs. Kairi Sane 

Sane ducks a clothesline from Jax. Sane taunts Jax. Sane applies a sleeper hold. Jax dumps Sane back first into the canvas. Sane goes for a basement dropkick, but Jax counters with The Giant Swing. Jax whips Sane across the ring. Sane with heavy bodyshots. Jax is completely rag dolling Sane. Jax with two short-arm clotheslines. Sane goes for a sunset flip, but Jax stand still. Jax sends Sane neck first into the bottom turnbuckle pad.

Sane side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Sane repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Jax. Sane with rapid fire strikes. Sane dropkicks the left knee of Jax. Jax’s injured knee starts giving out. Sane with forearm shivers. Sane connects with The Spinning Back Fist. Sane follows that with The Sliding D. Jax avoids The Insane Elbow. Jax plants Sane with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Seth Rollins Promo 

You are a brave man, Drew McIntyre. Fighting champion. I admire that. I respect that. You know, not many men know what it’s like to walk in your shoes. But I do.. Not many men understand what it’s like to go into the main event of WrestleMania and beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. But I do. You and I, we got a lot in common, we really do. We command the respect of our peers. We have a deep love and passion for this industry. I accept your challenge for a WWE Championship Match at Money In The Bank.

Not out of respect. And not out of disdain, I got nothing against you Drew, this isn’t personal. I accept your challenge. Out of necessity, out of duty, because right now, more than ever, the WWE Universe needs a leader. And as much as you and I have in common, the similarities stop there. I am a proven leader, and you’re not. I am the one who will sacrifice for the greater good, I am the one who will make the difficult decisions. I am the one who’ll be the light in the darkness. At Money In The Bank, Drew, i’m going to take your title. Not because I want to, but because I have to.

MVP Promo 

In my storied career, I have seen a lot of WWE Superstars, literally rise and fall in pursuit of that briefcase. Because inside that briefcase is a contract, which entitles the barrier to compete for the WWE Championship, anytime, any place. Earlier tonight, we saw the very dangerous, Aleister Black. He punched his ticket, he’s in. Later on tonight, we’ll see Rey Mysterio, an absolute legend, much like myself, he’ll compete for his opportunity. But we’re not worried about that. Right now, it’s my turn. And standing in my way, is the extremely talented, Apollo Crews.

Probably the most gifted athlete on the roster today, a man who’s absolutely lit up Monday Night Raw since his debut here, but he’s outmatched. You see, when the WWE wanted to make the money in the bank ladder match, the most unique match, they called the most unique character. They called the man who’s no stranger to wearing suits, no stranger to WWE Headquarters, no stranger to executive board rooms and corporate jets and signing big money deals, they called MVP. No hard feelings, Aleister Black, I mean, Apollo Crews, that guy. No hard feelings, but I called my agent and I told him to book the private jet, because we are going to Stamford and I will be in the money in the bank ladder match, because money talks. And when it does, it says that MVP is the future.

Fifth Match: Apollo Crews vs. MVP. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

Crews is throwing haymakers at MVP. Crews with Two Dropkicks. MVP calls a timeout. Crews knocks MVP off the ring apron. MVP takes out the legs of Crews. MVP has complete control of the match during the commercial break. MVP applies a rear chin lock. MVP tells Crews to give up. Crews gets back to a vertical base. Crews backs MVP into the turnbuckles. MVP with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. MVP talks smack to Crews. MVP with clubbing crossfaces. MVP goes for The Play Maker, but Crews counters with The SpineBuster. Crews lands The Stinger Splash. Crews tees off on MVP.

Crews thrust kicks the midsection of MVP. Crews follows that with a Pump Kick. Crews ducks a clothesline from MVP. Crews with a Running Clothesline. Crews PowerSlams MVP for a two count. Crews bodyslams MVP. Crews goes for The Frog Splash, but MVP gets his knees up in the air. MVP connects with The Play Maker for a two count. MVP argues with the referee. MVP goes for The Balling Elbow, but Crews counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews with a Military Press Slam. Crews with a Standing MoonSault. Crews hits The Standing Shooting Star Press. Crews plants MVP with The Toss PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Apollo Crews via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Morgan backs Ruby into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ruby drops Morgan with a forearm smash. Ruby punches Morgan in the back. Ruby is putting the boots to Morgan. Ruby sends Morgan face first into the canvas. Morgan with heavy bodyshots. Ruby tugs on Morgan’s hair. Morgan is throwing haymakers at Ruby. Morgan kicks Ruby in the gut. Morgan with The Pump Kick. Morgan with Two Diving Clotheslines. Morgan follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri.

Morgan delivers a SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Morgan toys around with Ruby. Morgan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ruby blocks it. Ruby stomps on the left foot of Morgan. Ruby has Morgan across the top rope. Ruby SuperKicks Morgan for a two count. Ruby applies the cravate. Ruby slams Morgan’s face on the canvas. Running Forearm Exchange. Ruby decks Morgan with a back elbow smash. Ruby SuperKicks Morgan. Ruby talks smack to Morgan. Morgan connects with The SpringBoard FlatLiner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Liv Morgan via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Buddy Murphy. The Winner Will Qualify For The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Side HeadLock TakeOver/Counter HeadScissors NeckLock Exchange. Leg Sweep Exchange. Double nip up. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Murphy applies a wrist lock. Murphy puts the point of his elbow on the left shoulder of Mysterio. Mysterio ducks two clotheslines from Murphy. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Murphy avoids The 619. Mysterio dodges The Pump Kick. Mysterio uses the ropes to his advantage. Mysterio regroups on the outside. Murphy tosses Mysterio around the ringside area. Murphy rolls Mysterio back into the ring. Murphy with the cover for a one count. Murphy drives Mysterio shoulder first into the canvas for a one count. Murphy applies a side wrist lock. Mysterio arm-drags Murphy out of the ring. Mysterio kicks Murphy off the ring apron. Mysterio goes for The Cazadora FaceBuster, but Murphy blocks it. Murphy decks Mysterio with a back elbow smash. Murphy responds with a Big Boot.

Murphy stomps on the injured hand of Mysterio. Murphy has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Murphy slams the injured hand of Mysterio on the steel ring steps. Murphy resets the referee’s ten count. Murphy continues to attack the digits of Mysterio. Mysterio sends Murphy crashing to the outside. Mysterio with a Flying Hurricanrana off the steel ring steps. Mysterio with Two Apron Enzuigiri’s. Mysterio follows that with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Murphy. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Mysterio kicks the left hamstring of Murphy. Short-Arm Reversal by Murphy. Murphy slaps the left hand of Mysterio. Murphy avoids The 619. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl DDT for a two count. Murphy and Mysterio are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron.

Mysterio fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Mysterio dropkicks Murphy into the ringside barricade. Mysterio follows that with a Sliding HeadScissors TakeOver into the barricade. Mysterio tosses Murphy back inside the ring. Mysterio goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Murphy counters with a Tornado Ushigoroshi. Murphy hits The Kamigoye. Murphy drills Mysterio with The Brain Buster for a two count. Murphy is trying to wear down Mysterio. Mysterio has Murphy perched on the top turnbuckle. Murphy punches Mysterio in the back. Murphy goes for The Cheeky Nando’s Kick, but Mysterio counters with a back heel kick. Mysterio connects with The Canadian Destroyer. Mysterio plants Murphy with The 619. Mysterio lands The Frog Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Kayden Carter

Charlotte drops Carter with The Big Boot. Charlotte with a knife edge chop. Charlotte tells Carter to do her homework. Charlotte toys around with Carter. Carter avoids The Running Boot. Carter kicks out the left leg of Charlotte. Carter SuperKicks Charlotte for a one count. Carter ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Carter hits The Crucifix Bomb for a two count. Carter applies The Octopus Stretch. Charlotte with clubbing elbow smashes. Charlotte sends Carter neck first across the top rope. Charlotte dodges The Pump Kick. Charlotte Spears Carter. Charlotte applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Charlotte makes Carter tap out to The Figure Eight.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission 

Ninth Match: Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega vs. Akira Tozawa 

Quick slugfest after the bell rings. Almas with forearm shivers. Tozawa drops Almas with a Windmill Kick. Tozawa follows that with a Shining Wizard for a one count. Tozawa stomps on Almas back. Almas reverses out of the irish whip from Tozawa. Almas goes for a SitOut PowerBomb, but Tozawa counters with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa Pump Kicks Almas off the ring apron. Tozawa hits The Tumbleweed Senton into the ringside barricade. Tozawa rolls Almas back into the ring. Tozawa delivers a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Almas regroups on the outside. Zelina Vega stops Tozawa in his tracks. Almas kicks Tozawa in the gut. Almas blasts Tozawa with a knife edge chop. Almas stomps on Tozawa’s back. Almas hammers down on the left shoulder of Tozawa.

Almas goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Tozawa lands back on his feet. Tozawa ducks a clothesline from Almas. Tozawa applies The Flying Octopus. Almas grabs the top rope to force the break. Almas drops Tozawa with a vicious back elbow smash. Tozawa fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Tozawa with a Spinning Back Kick. Almas dodges The Windmill Kick. Tozawa crawls under Almas. Tozawa nails Almas with a right jab. Almas dropkicks Tozawa. Almas goes for The Three Amigos, but Tozawa counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Tozawa with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Tozawa SuperKicks Almas. Tozawa drags Almas to the corner. Almas has Tozawa perched on the top turnbuckle. Almas connects with The Draping HammerLock DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Bianca BelAir w/The Street Profits vs. Santana Garrett 

The Street Profits joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. BelAir backs Garrett into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. BelAir sends Garrett face first into the canvas. BelAir taunts Garrett. Garrett negates The Dominator. Garrett with a forearm smash. BelAir shoves Garrett. BelAir tells Garrett to bring it. Standing Switch Exchange. BelAir with three waist lock takedowns. BelAir repeatedly stomps on Garrett’s chest. BelAir with a Hip Toss. Garrett side steps BelAir into the turnbuckles. Garrett with a forearm smash. BelAir reverses out of the irish whip from Garrett.

Garrett dives over BelAir. BelAir denies the irish whip. BelAir drops Garrett with a shoulder tackle. BelAir shows off her athleticism. BelAir leapfrogs over Garrett. BelAir delivers another shoulder tackle. BelAir connects with The EST Suplex. BelAir follows that with a Running Frog Splash. BelAir rocks Garrett with a forearm smash. Garrett slams BelAir’s face on the top rope. Garrett with a Big Boot. Garrett with a Flying Crossbody Block for a one count. Garrett SuperKicks BelAir. Garrett goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash, but BelAir counters with a gut kick. BelAir dumps Garrett face first on the top turnbuckle pad. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir via Pinfall

Updated WWE Money In The Bank 2020 Match Card 

1.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. Bray Wyatt For The WWE Universal Championship

2.) Bayley (c) vs. Tamina For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

3.) Daniel Bryan vs. Aleister Black vs. Apollo Crews vs. Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin/Drew Gulak vs. TBD In The 2020 Men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

4.) Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans/Sasha Banks vs. TBD In The 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

5.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Championship

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

Garza immediately attacks McIntyre from behind after the bell rings. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Garza. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. McIntyre chop blocks Garza. McIntyre kicks out the legs of Garza. McIntyre with a blistering chop. Garza decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre punches Garza in the back. McIntyre dumps Garza chest first on the ringside barricade. McIntyre is lighting up Garza’s chest. Andrade tries to shove McIntyre into the steel ring post. McIntyre catches Garza in mid-air.

Garza avoids hitting the steel ring steps. McIntyre HeadButts Garza. McIntyre is distracted by Vega and Almas. McIntyre drops Theory with a forearm smash. Garza responds with a Flying Dropkick off the ring steps. Garza repeatedly sends McIntyre face first into the steel ring post. Garza delivers a Missile Dropkick for a one count. Garza targets the left hamstring of McIntyre. Garza applies the single leg crab. Garza kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre clotheslines Garza. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. McIntyre drops Garza with The Big Boot. McIntyre follows that with a Flying Axe Handle Strike.

McIntyre tells Garza to get up. Garza avoids The ClayMore Kick. McIntyre inadvertently rips off Garza’s pants. McIntyre lands The SomerSault Plancha. McIntyre rolls Garza back into the ring. McIntyre launches Almas over the ringside barricade. McIntyre clocks Theory with The ClayMore Kick on the floor. McIntyre with a running elbow smash. McIntyre goes for The Reverse Alabama Slam, but Garza rolls him over for a two count. Garza ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre delivers Two ClayMore Kicks. McIntyre strikes the tranquilo pose on the stage to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez