WWE Raw Results (4/27/20): Drew McIntyre/Seth Rollins Contract Signing

WWE Raw
April 27, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

The VIP Lounge With Special Guests: Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black, Apollo Crews, Zelina Vega, Andrade Cien Almas, Angel Garza and Austin Theory 

MVP: Welcome to Monday Night Raw. And the only night club in America that’s still open, The VIP Lounge. Tonight on The VIP Lounge Guest List, I have three WWE Superstars that will be competing in the most unique Money In The Bank Match in WWE history. A match where six men and six women will all start at the WWE Corporate Headquarters, on the ground floor fighting their way up to the roof in hopes of obtaining the briefcase that contains the coveted contract that will allow them to compete for the WWE Championship, any time, any place. Athletes, laying it all on the line, for a reward that is certainly worth the risk.

So enough from me, let’s pick the brains of the superstars that will actually be competing in this match. My first guest, The Legendary Luchador, Rey Mysterio. Hey, Rey, it’s great to have you back on The VIP Lounge, you been here before, you know the place. I’m gonna spare you the tour, just make yourself at home. As I now introduce the next gust, the enigmatic, the dark, Aleister Black. Mr Black, thank you very much for joining me in The VIP Lounge. You don’t strike me as the kind of guy that spends a lot of time hanging out in VIP Lounges, so just do me a favor, just don’t break anything, that’s all.

Onto the third and final guest, the man that I am picking to win it all. Yes, Apollo Crews. All right, now that we’re all here, everyone wants to know, what it means to become Mr. Money in the Bank? I know you so well that I already know that, to you, this just means an opportunity to cement your legacy and to add to your already historic career, we got that. Mr Black, you winning the Money In The Bank Match gives you an opportunity to catapult your star to a higher stratosphere. And you, Mr. Crews, as much as it pains me to admit it, you beat me, so you have an opportunity to become Mr. Money In The Bank. So everyone wants to know, what does that mean to you? More importantly, do you have what it takes?

Apollo Crews: I have what it takes. This Money In The Bank Match is an opportunity.

Zelina Vega: Enough, enough, enough, enough. The WWE Universe can’t enough of the United States Champion, Andrade. Raw’s Lethal Lothario, Angel Garza. And WWE’s fastest rising star, Austin Theory. These three men are the future. The future that you three now represent is oblique one. One where that Money In The Bank contract resides somewhere other than Raw. Oh, what are we gonna do about this? This needs to go. Bye-bye. You three, just need to do what’s right. You three, need to just show the WWE Universe that you’re willing to do what’s best for Monday Night Raw. And allow these three, to take your place.

MVP: Well. La Muneca has spoken, and where i’m from that sounds like.

Rey Mysterio: Please, let me speak. So you were coming out here expecting for us three to just give up our Money In The Bank spots?

Zelina Vega: Just like that.

Rey Mysterio: Wow. But i’m also picking up a vibe here, that you didn’t just come out here for that. You came out here, to pick a fight with us.

The segment concludes with a pier six brawl.

First Match: Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, and Apollo Crews vs. Andrade Cien Almas, Angel Garza and Austin Theory in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Black and Garza will start things off. Garza wants Black to shake his hand. Black obliges. Black with a single leg takedown. Black wrenches on the left ankle of Garza. Garza grabs the bottom rope to force the break. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Garza applies a hammerlock. Black brings Garza down to the mat. Black works on the left ankle of Garza. Black goes for a front face lock, but Garza counters with an arm-bar. Black applies a leg lock. Garza transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Garza repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Black. Garza transitions into a ground and pound attack. Black kicks Garza in the forehead. Black ducks a clothesline from Garza. Black with a Hip Toss. Black applies The Kimura Lock. Garza delivers a gut punch. Garza punches Black in the back. Garza pulls Black down to the mat for a one count. Garza applies a wrist lock. Garza whips Black across the ring. Black sweeps out the legs of Garza. Black with The La Magistral for a two count. Black with an Arm-Drag TakeDown. Black applies an arm-bar. Crews tags himself in.

Garza with forearm shivers. Garza tags in Theory. Crews drops Theory with a shoulder tackle. Crews with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a one count. Crews applies an arm-bar. Theory backs Crews into the turnbuckles. Theory kicks Crews in the gut. Crews dives over Theory. Crews dropkicks Theory. Crews follows that with Two Deep Arm-Drags. Crews applies an arm-bar. Crews tags in Mysterio. Mysterio kicks Theory in the gut. Mysterio with clubbing shoulder blocks. Theory reverses out of the irish whip Mysterio. Mysterio with a HeadScissors TakeOver into the middle turnbuckle pad for a two count. Mysterio applies a wrist lock. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Theory applies a front face lock. Theory tags in Garza. Double Irish Whip. Mysterio avoids the double clothesline. Mysterio with a Cazadora Hurricanrana/Arm-Drag Combination. Mysterio signals for The 619. Almas tags himself in. Almas with a running boot into the midsection of Mysterio. Almas punches Mysterio in the back. Almas gets Mysterio in the electric chair position. Mysterio with a Desperation Hurricanrana. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Garza and Theory pulls Almas out of the ring. Black and Crews with Stereo SomerSault Planchas.

Camp Vega regains control of the match. Black is trapped in the corner. Almas with a forearm/knee lift combination. Almas tags in Theory. Theory with a gut punch. Following a snap mare takeover, Theory applies a rear chin lock. Theory with clubbing blows to Black’s back. Theory applies a front face lock. Theory with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Theory with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Theory is raining down haymakers. Theory kicks Black in the back. Theory goes back to the rear chin lock. Theory with forearm shot across the back of Black. Theory dumps Black face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Theory with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Theory applies an arm-bar. Theory brings Black to the corner. Theory tags in Garza. Garza gets Black tied up in the turnbuckles. Garza with a Running Knee Strike. Garza tags in Almas. Almas with the cover for a two count. Almas kicks Black in the chest. Almas applies an arm-bar. Almas tags in Theory. Theory kicks Black in the ribs. Theory applies a front face lock. Theory wrenches on the left ankle of Black. Black desperately needs to create separation. Black avoids The Turnbuckle Toss. Black decks Theory with a back elbow smash. Black kicks Theory in the face. Black rolls Theory over for a two count. Theory stops Black in his tracks. Black creates distance with The Mid-Kick.

Mysterio and Almas are tagged in. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Almas. Mysterio with forearm shivers. Almas reverses out of the irish whip from Mysterio. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Almas launches Msyterio over the top rope. Mysterio with a shoulder block. Mysterio follows that with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Almas goes for The Sunset Flip, but Mysterio counters with The RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Mysterio goes for The Cazadora Bulldog, but Almas counters with The FaceBuster for a two count. Almas tags in Garza. Double Irish Whip. Assisted Hurricanrana to Almas. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Garza. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Mysterio punches Garza in the back. Garza responds with a Pop Up Knee Lift. Garza rips off his pants. Garza chucks Mysterio out of the ring. Camp Vega has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Garza applies The Abdominal Stretch. Garza knocks Crews off the ring apron. Garza tags in Theory. Theory kicks Mysterio in the gut. Theory hits The Military Press Slam. Theory with a Standing MoonSault. Theory applies a front face lock. Almas tags himself in. lmas kicks Mysterio in the ribs. Almas repeatedly stomps on Mysterio’s chest. The referee admonishes Almas. Almas with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Almas stomps on Mysterio’s back. Almas with a forearm smash. Mysterio kicks Almas in the chest. Mysterio turns The Quebrada into The Spinning DDT.

Mysterio makes the hot tag to Crews. Crews with two clotheslines. Crews drives Theory back first into the turnbuckles. Crews knocks Almas off the ring apron. Crews lands The Stinger Splash. Crews with clubbing shoulder blocks. Crews is fired up. Crews drills Garza with The SpineBuster. Crews PowerSlams Theory for a two count. Almas knocks Black off the ring apron. Theory with a back elbow smash. Theory with The Cross Legged Ushigoroshi for a two count. Crews kicks Theory in the gut. Crews goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Theory lands back on his feet. Theory punches Crews in the back. Theory tags in Almas. Crews negates The ATL. Almas with a low bridge that sends Crews crashing to the outside. Black with a Pump Knee Strike to Theory. Garza SuperKicks Black. Mysterio with a Flying Seated Senton. Almas dropkicks Mysterio to the floor. Almas rolls Crews back into the ring. Almas avoids The Pump Kick. Almas connects with The Discus Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Almas goes for The HammerLock DDT, but Crews counters with The Toss PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black, Rey Mysterio, and Apollo Crews via Pinfall 

Second Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Nia Jax in a Triple Threat Match 

Baszler immediately pulls Asuka out of the ring while she was making her entrance. Baszler with clubbing blows to Asuka’s back. Baszler sends Asuka back first into a ladder. Jax throws Baszler into the ringside barricade. All hell is breaking loose in the WWE Performance Center. Jax talks smack to Asuka. Asuka and Baszler with Stereo RoundHouse Kicks. Baszler clotheslines Asuka on the floor. Baszler yanks on Asuka’s hair. Asuka sends Baszler crashing into a ladder that was placed against the steel ring steps. Asuka rolls Baszler back into the ring. Jax drops Asuka with The Running Body Block. Jax tosses Asuka back inside the ring. Jax nails Asuka and Baszler with The Ladder. Jax stands tall to close the segment. The match never even got started.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Top 10 Triple H Moments 

1.) MSG Return

2.) DX Invades WCW

3.) Forming Evolution

4.) DX mocking The McMahons

5.) The NXT Invasion

6.) Winning The 1997 King Of The Ring Tournament

7.) Stephanie McMahon Catching Triple H “Flirting” With Trish Stratus

8.) Defeating The Rock on the very first episode of SmackDown

9.) Beating Sting At WrestleMania 31

10.) Forming DX, Raw After WrestleMania 14

Third Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Denzel Dejournette 

Dejournette side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Dejournette with a waist lock go-behind. Lashley with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley with a single leg takedown. Lashley slaps Dejournette in the face. Stalemate in the corner. Lashley kicks the right shoulder of Dejournette. Lashley slams Dejournette’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Dejournette. Dejournette drops down on the canvas. Dejournette leapfrogs over Lashley. Dejournette blocks a boot from Lashley. Dejournette slaps Lashley in the face. Lashley is pissed. Dejournette ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Lashley leapfrogs over Dejournette. Lashley kicks Dejournette in the gut. Lashley with a heavy double sledge across the back of Dejournette. Lashley follows that with a Vertical Toss. Lashley connects with The Spear to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ruby tugs on Morgan’s hair. Ruby drops Morgan with The STO. Ruby backs Morgan into the turnbuckles. Ruby repeatedly stomps on Morgan’s chest. The referee admonishes Ruby. Ruby talks smack to Morgan. Ruby pie faces Morgan. Morgan responds with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Ruby avoids The Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Morgan sends Ruby face first into the canvas. Morgan blocks a boot from Ruby.

Morgan with a forearm smash. Morgan whips Ruby into the turnbuckles. Morgan with a Running Hip Attack. Ruby side steps Morgan into the turnbuckles. Ruby connects with The Riott Kick for a two count. Ruby is shocked. Ruby toys around with Morgan. Ruby stomps on the left hand of Morgan. Ruby backs Morgan into the ropes. Ruby abuses the referee’s five count. Morgan plants Ruby with The Oblivion to pickup the victory.

Winner: Liv Morgan via Pinfall 

The Viking Raiders Promo 

Erik: Those who fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

Ivar: So Street Profits, what does that tell you about your Raw Tag Team Title Reign?

Erik: Now, you’re a great tag team, among the best, but our shared history tells the truth.

Ivar: You won the NXT Tag Team Titles, after we relinquished them. You won the Raw Tag Team Titles, after we were injured and unable to compete.

Erik: And the fact is, you’ve never beaten us. Every time you’ve risen to the top, it’s only been because we’re not around. Because every single time you get in the ring with us, we beat you.

Ivar: So you may be in possession of the Raw Tag Team Titles, the world may call you champions But we, we know the truth.

Erik: And the truth is, as long as The Viking Raiders are around, you’ll only ever be second best.

Ivar: But we dare you, to prove us wrong.

The Viking Raiders: Because we want the smoke.

Fifth Match: Jinder Mahal vs. Akira Tozawa 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mahal sends Tozawa face first into the canvas. Mahal with a Belly to Back Suplex. Mahal dumps Tozawa out of the ring. Mahal kicks Tozawa in the chest. Mahal is choking Tozawa with his right knee. Mahal sends Tozawa back first into the LED Board. Mahal is mollywhopping Tozawa. Mahal rolls Tozawa back into the ring. Mahal SuperKicks Tozawa. Mahal hits The Running Samoan Drop. Mahal taunts Tozawa. Mahal plants Tozawa with The Khallas to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jinder Mahal via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Apollo Crews For The WWE United States Championship 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Stalemate in the corner. Quick lockup. Almas applies a wrist lock. Crews reverses the hold. Crews applies an arm-bar. Almas with a single leg takedown. Almas applies a leg lock. Crews transitions into a front face lock. Almas backs Crews into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Almas rakes the eyes of Crews. Almas kicks Crews in the gut. Almas applies a side headlock. Almas runs into Crews. Quick shoving contest. Crews drops down on the canvas. Crews leapfrogs over Almas. Crews dropkicks Almas to the floor. Crews with a straight right hand. Crews drives Almas back first into the edge of the ring frame. Crews with a forearm smash. Crews rolls Almas back into the ring.

Almas with a running axe handle strike. Almas repeatedly stomps on Crews back. Almas blasts Crews with a knife edge chop. Crews answers with a forearm shiver. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Crews. Almas is mauling Crews in the corner. Almas is choking Crews with his right knee. The referee admonishes Almas. Almas with a blistering chop. Crews showcases his agility. Almas dropkicks Crews. Almas goes for a Rising Knee Strike, but Crews ducks out of the way. Almas avoids The Apron MoonSault. Almas clotheslines Crews on the floor. Did Crews tweak his left knee? Almas has complete control of match during the commercial break. Almas is applying pressure to the injured left knee of Crews. Almas is picking Crews apart. Crews gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Almas with a Charging Boot. Almas applies the single leg crab. Almas with a Sliding Dropkick.

Almas with forearm shivers. Almas continues to stomp on Crews chest. Crews avoids The ShotGun Meteora. Crews hits The Olympic Slam. Crews is throwing haymakers at Almas. Crews with a running clothesline. Crews drives Almas back first into the turnbuckles. Crews with clubbing shoulder blocks. Crews lands The Stinger Splash. Crews with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Almas kicks Crews in the face. Crews responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews with The Military Press Slam. Crews follows that with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Almas lands back on his feet. Almas drop toe holds Crews into the middle turnbuckle pad. Almas connects with The ShotGun Meteora for a two count.

Almas denies The Pump Kick. Crews dodges The Discus Back Elbow Smash. Almas and Crews are trading back and forth shots. Almas kicks the left knee of Crews. Crews goes for The Military Press Slam, but Almas counters with The DDT for a two count. Almas negates The Toss PowerBomb. Almas with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews PowerSlams Almas for a two count. Crews drags Almas to the corner. Almas with a running forearm smash. Forearm Exchange. Crews denies The SuperPlex. Crews HeadButts Almas. Crews goes for The Frog Splash, but Almas ducks out of the way. Almas kicks Crews in the back of the head. The referee has decided to call off the match because Crews couldn’t continue due to his left knee injury.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Andrade Cien Almas via Referee Stoppage 

– Becky Lynch Vignette.

Seventh Match: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Ever Rise 

Ricochet and Matt Martel will start things off. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Martel. Ricochet with an arm-drag takedown. Ricochet applies an arm-bar. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Alexander with a knee lift. Ricochet with a SomerSault NeckBreaker across the right knee of Alexander. Alexander with the cover for a one count. Alexander applies a front face lock. Ricochet tags himself in. Ricochet delivers a gut punch. Chase Parker tries to cheap shot Ricochet. Martel clotheslines the back of Ricochet’s neck. Martel tags in Parker. Parker with a high knee strike. Parker with a running forearm smash. Ever Rise hits their Drop Toe Hold/Assisted Elbow Drop Combination for a two count.

Parker with a fist drop. Parker applies a front face lock. Parker tags in Martel. Martel drives his elbow into Ricochet’s back. Martel applies a wrist lock. Martel tags in Parker. Martel slams Ricochet’s head on the left boot of Parker. Parker stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Parker applies a half straight jacket choke. Parker tags in Martel. Parker slams Ricochet’s head on the left boot of Martel. Martel hooks the outside leg for a two count. Martel with The Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Ricochet uses Ever Rise’s predictable tag team offense to his advantage. Alexander and Parker are tagged in. Alexander with a running clothesline. Alexander scores the elbow knockdown.

Alexander delivers his combination offense. Alexander with a low dropkick to Martel. Assisted Magic Killer. Alexander dropkicks Martel to the floor. Alexander with a running forearm smash. Alexander tags in Ricochet. Alexander hits The Tornado DDT. Ricochet follows that with The Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Martel pulls Alexander out of the ring. Martel slams Alexander’s head on the ring apron. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick to Martel. Parker rolls Ricochet over for a two count. Ricochet SuperKicks Parker. Ricochet tags in Alexander. Alexander and Ricochet connects with their Flying Double Foot Stomp/FlatLiner Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander 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 Womenโ€™s Championship

3.) Daniel Bryan vs. Aleister Black vs. TBD vs. Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin vs. Otis/Dolph Ziggler In The 2020 Menโ€™s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

4.) Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans vs. Mandy Rose/Carmella In The 2020 Womenโ€™s Money In The Bank Ladder Match

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

Drew McIntyre/Seth Rollins MITB Contract Signing 

Jerry Lawler: Thank you. You know, this years Money In The Bank PPV will feature the most unique Money In The Bank Ladder Match in the history of the WWE. Six men and six women will start at the lobby of the WWE Corporate Towers and fight their way to the top. Now, they might fight in the gym, they might fight in the elevator, they may even fight in Mr. McMahon’s office. But eventually, they’ll make their way to the roof. And there, they will compete to retrieve the Money In The Bank Briefcase that contains a contract for a guaranteed title match, any time, any place.

Now, they may say that the risk is worth the reward, but I don’t if they will say that about this Money In The Bank Title Match. Now, Money In The Bank also features one of the most intriguing WWE Title matches in recent memory. When the new champion, Drew McIntyre will defend his title against former WWE title holder, Seth Rollins. But you know, that match can’t take place until this contract is signed by those superstars. So we’ll get them out here right now and get that done. Now, let me introduce first, the challenger, Seth Rollins, The Monday Night Messiah. And now, the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre.

Drew McIntyre: Jerry, you know how these things usually go, I guarantee you it’s gonna go that way, so you might wanna skedaddle.

Jerry Lawler: I think that’s a good idea.

Drew McIntyre: In fact, we can get this done in thirty seconds, go ahead. Come on, Seth, you’re the one that jumped me a couple weeks ago, we could get this done in twenty seconds. Time’s ticking.

Seth Rollins: You think I want this? You think I wanted to do this? I don’t want this, I have to do this, Drew. Yes, I started it. I dropped you two weeks ago to get your attention, to get us to this point, to get us to this match, to get the WWE Championship where it needs to be. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about you. This is bigger than all of us. And look, you’re gonna be a great champion, some day. Your’e a fighter. You’re a warrior. You are an honorable man. But you’re not a leader. I am a leader. Everywhere I’ve gone in my career, I have led and people have followed. And now more than ever, this industry, the WWE Universe needs someone they can turn to.

They need someone to guide them. They need a leader. And I can be the light in that darkness. I suffered for that. I suffered for that title, Drew. You don’t have to. I don’t want you to suffer the way I did. I don’t want what happened to me to happen to you. That is my burden to carry, not your’s. Trust me when I tell you, I don’t want to be the one to crush your dream, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for the greater good. You’re a smart man, Drew. In time, this is all going to make sense to you. And look, when that time comes, you can find me. And I will not turn you away, I’ll lead you too.

Drew McIntyre: Thank you, Seth. That was a really passionate speech. Really enlightening, to be honest. Things are clear to me now. I’m sure they’re clear to everyone watching around the world right now. It’s clear, you’re completely full of shit. Where exactly are your followers? I’m sure that charming personality of yours didn’t scare them off. I mean, it’s not your fault. The fans turned on you, it’s not your fault. It’s never Seth’s fault, is it? I’m gonna cut to the chase, I don’t know what this is, what this is about, what’s going on inside that warped brain of yours. I do know one thing.

Look at me, Seth, I will not let you win this championship, under any circumstances. I’ll give you a couple pieces of advice though. Number 1, shut your mouth, stop talking, forever, nobody wants to hear Seth Rollins talk. Whether it’s right now, backstage, online. You have this unique talent, when you open your mouth, somehow you get your foot stuck in there. And yet, at the same time, you get your head stuck up your arse. It’s impressive actually, just food for thought. Number Two, you jumped me a couple weeks ago, you didn’t finish the job. At the Money In The Bank PPV, finish the job, go for the throat, because I sure as hell will go for yours.

Seth Rollins. At Money In The Bank, the big picture will become very clear. And trust me when I tell you, you will be better off for it. Have faith in me.

McIntyre slams Rollins head on the table. McIntyre removes all the furniture. McIntyre HeadButts Rollins. CountDown To ClayMore. Buddy Murphy clocks McIntyre with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Murphy chop blocks McIntyre. Murphy with clubbing blows to McIntyre’s back. Murphy repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Murphy helps Rollins get back on his feet. Rollins hugs Murphy. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. McIntyre stares down Rollins to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez