WWE Raw Results (4/5/21): Drew McIntyre vs. King Corbin

March 29, 2021
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Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, MVP and King Corbin Segment 

Drew McIntyre: The final Raw before WrestleMania. Five days until WrestleMania. I can’t help but to think about last year and how unique WrestleMania was. And fast forwarding to now, we’re back in business and once again Drew McIntyre is fighting for the WWE Championship. There’s so much running through my head right now. Where do I begin? The Almighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley. This match is happening buddy. You’ve tried all you can to take out Drew McIntyre, but this match is happening, it’s going down as the biggest fight our lives. We’re gonna rip each other to shreds and I can’t wait. Such similar journeys, I’ve been thinking a lot about this over the past week, you and I, almost 20 years a piece, so many ups and downs, so many miles on the road, and I was trying to figure out what is it that makes us so different, what separates Lashley and McIntyre? Sacrifice. How much I’m willing to sacrifice. And sure, you’ve sacrificed a lot, we’ve both traveled those roads, been in rental cars, traveling in airports all across the world, missing wedding, birthdays, and christmases.

The difference is when you go home, when you’re finished, you’re off the road, you make up for lost time. I never had that luxury. I left home at 22, I left my friends and family behind for one purpose, to come to WWE and to become WWE Champion. And trust me, times got hard, they weren’t easy, there was times I wished I had the luxury of going home. I remember sitting over here when my mother was sick at home, going to chemotherapy, I wanted to go home so bad she would tell me through Skype, this is your dream, Drew, if you come home, I’m gonna kick your ass, myself. Keep pushing forward, keep sacrificing, and I did. The years passed, I kept sacrificing, I gave everything to this industry, being fired, okay, kept pushing forward. Came back to the company, rose to the top, became WWE Champion in the pass year, I’ve fallen off Hell in a Cells, TLC Matches, Extreme Rules, I kept pushing forward, sacrificing. Lashley, how could you beat a man who would sacrifice everything? You can’t. You can’t beat me, Lashley. Tonight, I’m gonna run through Corbin, and at WrestleMania, I’m gonna put my boot right between your eyes, win back the WWE Championship and end The Almighty Era.

Bobby Lashley: Are you done yet, Drew? Are you done? Everybody keeps hearing you go on and on about last years WrestleMania. 17 years to get to the top of the mountain. It took me 16, Drew, so I get it. But unfortunately, only one of us can be on top. You’re a great champion, Drew, but your time is over, it’s now The Almighty Time. And then what makes it so bad, is that all these guys in the back are scared of The Scottish Warrior. But you know what? I saw something different, Drew, last week. I stared in your eyes, Drew, and I saw fear. And on top of that, when I grabbed you in The Hurt Lock, I felt you shake, I felt you quiver, and then I felt you go out. And at WrestleMania, that’s exactly what’s going to happen again and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Drew McIntyre: Such big words. Such tough talk. When I was in The Hurt Lock, that wasn’t fear, that was my ass going on, The Hurt Lock is no joke. You want to talk tough, right here? You’re sending everybody after me, trying to do your dirty work. You need all this help.

Bobby Lashley: I don’t need no help, Drew. You saw what I did to Shelton Benjamin last week? You might want to stick around, you can watch what I do to Cedric tonight.

Drew McIntyre: Listen, I think we’re both at about 7 and 8, right now, there’s five days till Mania, I think we could just fight right now. What do you say? Oh my god, MVP is gonna get involved, what a shock.

MVP: Saturday, that’s when this happens, because we all know right where you’ll be. You’ll be in the center of the ring with The Almighty WWE Champion, where you will lose your dignity, you will lose consciousness and ultimately, you will lose the match.

Drew McIntyre: Well, since you put it that way, I guess never mind my speech and all the sacrifices. WrestleMania, I guess I’ll just give it all up. Maybe I’ll be an Uber Driver, an Amazon Driver or maybe I could say, screw that, I’m coming into WrestleMania, I am gonna run you down, Lashley. Keep your damn mouth shut. Keep talking, I’ll get out of this ring and whip your ass. I’m going to run you down at Mania and get back my WWE Title.

MVP: That’s a whole lot of tough talk, considering you might not even make it to WrestleMania

King Corbin: Drew, I agree with MVP, you may not make it WrestleMania, so I don’t know why you’re worrying about it. Last week, I started something. Tonight, I’m gonna finish it. So, Drew, face the facts, there is no WrestleMania for you, there is no WWE Championship for you. Tonight, I whoop your punk ass.

First Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Xavier Woods w/Kofi Kingston 

Styles nails Woods with a throat thrust. Styles is throwing haymakers at Woods. Styles whips Woods across the ring. Styles with a Hip Toss. Woods with a flurry of haymakers. Styles shoves Woods. Styles applies The Calf Crusher. Kofi throws a microphone at Omos. Omos is pissed. Styles yells at Kofi. Woods connects with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Xavier Woods via Pinfall 

Second Match: Braun Strowman vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker In A Two On One Handicap Match 

Strowman immediately goes after Ryker. Strowman with forearm shivers. Elias jumps on Strowman’s back. Strowman shrugs off Elias. Strowman with two haymakers. Strowman launches Ryker over the top rope. Strowman drives Elias back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman with rapid fire haymakers. Strowman goes for The Running Powerslam, but Elias lands back on his feet. Ryker goes after the legs of Strowman.

Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ryker with a running sledge. Double Belly to Back Suplex. Elias and Ryker gangs up on Strowman. Ryker lands The Diving HeadButt. Ryker is trying to keep Strowman down. Elias with The Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Shane McMahon walks down to the ring. Elias and Ryker continues to double team Strowman. Strowman gets back to a vertical base. Strowman sends Elias into Ryker. Strowman with a Double Body Avalanche. Strowman hits The Concrete Sledge. Strowman connects with Two Running Powerslams to pickup the victory.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

Third Match: Asuka & Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax w/Reginald Thomas 

Asuka and Shayna Baszler will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Asuka applies a side headlock. Baszler whips Asuka across the ring. Asuka runs into Baszler. Quick shoving contest. Asuka and Baszler are running the ropes. Baszler ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Baszler drops Asuka with a shoulder tackle. Asuka stands on Baszler’s face. Asuka applies a wrist lock. Baszler rocks Asuka with a forearm smash. Ripley tags herself in. Standing Switch Exchange. Baszler applies a wrist lock. Ripley bodyslams Baszler. Jax tags herself in. Jax talks smack to Ripley. Jax shoves Ripley. Ripley is throwing haymakers at Jax. Jax denies The Bodyslam. Jax goes for a Bodyslam, but Ripley lands back on her feet. Ripley tags in Asuka. Asuka wasn’t ready for the tag. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Asuka denies The Samoan Drop. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Asuka applies The Octopus Stretch.

Jax drops Asuka with a Body Block for a two count. Jax sends Asuka to the corner. Jax levels Asuka with a Body Avalanche. Jax toys around with Asuka. Asuka side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Asuka hits The CodeBreaker. Ripley and Baszler are tagged in. Ripley drops Baszler with The Big Boot. Ripley knocks Jax off the ring apron. Riply is distracted by Reginald. Baszler delivers the chop block. Baszler tags in Jax. Jax sends Ripley back first into the ring apron. Baszler and Jax has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Baszler stomps on the left ankle of Ripley. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Ripley for a one count. Baszler tags in Jax. Jax bodyslams Ripley. Jax with The Running Elbow Drop for a two count.

Jax applies a front face lock. Baszler tags herself in. Baszler with heavy bodyshots. Following a snap mare takeover, Baszler kicks Ripley in the back for a two count. Baszler applies The Heel Hook. Baszler with a flurry of elbow drops across the left knee of Ripley. Baszler tags in Jax. Jax stands on the left knee of Ripley. Jax with a Vicious Leg Drop. Jax applies The Cobra Clutch. Ripley with three sharp elbow strikes. Ripley with a basement dropkick. Asuka and Baszler are tagged in . Asuka dropkicks Baszler. Asuka with a RoundHouse Kick. Asuka with Two Running Hip Attacks. Asuka follows that with another RoundHouse Kick. Asuka with a Release German Suplex. Asuka connects with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Ripley knocks Asuka off the top turnbuckle. Ripley with The Face Plant on the floor. Ripley rolls Asuka back into the ring. Baszler plants Asuka with The Running Knee Strike to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Cedric Alexander w/Shelton Benjamin 

MVP joins the commentary team for this match. Benjamin attacks Lashley before the bell rings. Alexander and Benjamin gangs up on Lashley in the corner. Lashley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Lashley dumps Benjamin out of the ring. Alexander sticks and moves. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley bodyslams Alexander. Lashley slams Alexander’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley drops Alexander with a NeckBreaker. Lashley with Two Big Biel Throws. Lashley dumps Alexander out of the ring. Alexander with clubbing blows to Lashley’s back. Lashley slings Alexander across the ring. Lashley stares at Benjamin. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley with a Vertical Suplex. Lashley scores a big haymaker. Lashley throws Alexander out of the ring. Lashley drives Alexander ribs first into the steel ring post. Lashley has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Lashley applies a nerve hold. Lashley with forearm shivers. Alexander with a Spinning Back Kick. Alexander kicks Lashley in the chest. Alexander dropkicks Lashley. Lashley hits The Flatliner. Lashley deposits Alexander to the floor. Benjamin pulls Alexander off Lashley’s shoulders. Alexander shoves Lashley into the steel ring steps. Alexander lands Two Suicide Dives. Lashley rolls Alexander back into the ring. Alexander hits The Neuralyzer. Lashley launches Alexander over the top rope. Alexander with an Apron Enzuigiri. Alexander delivers The Missile Dropkick for a one count. Alexander is raining down haymakers. Alexander kicks Lashley in the face. Alexander goes for The Slingshot Flatliner, but Lashley counters with The SpineBuster. Lashley connects with The Dominator. Lashley delivers another SpineBuster. Lashley makes Alexander pass out to The Hurt Lock. After the match, Benjamin attacks Lashley from behind. Lashley drops Benjamin with The Flatliner. Lashley makes Benjamin pass out to The Hurt Lock.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Referee Stoppage 

Bad Bunny, Damian Priest, The Miz and John Morrison Segment

Fifth Match: Matt Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali

Sheamus joins the commentary team for this match. Feeling out process after the bell rings. Test Of Strength. Wrist Lock Exchange. Riddle applies The Triangle Choke. Ali rolls Riddle over for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Riddle applies The Kimura Lock. Ali backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ali with a forearm smash. Riddle tackles Ali. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Ali. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex. Ali with another quick rollup for a two count. Ali dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Ali applies a side headlock. Riddle whips Ali across the ring. Ali with a single leg dropkick for a two count. Ali applies a rear chin lock. Ali grabs a side headlock. Riddle launches Ali over the top rope. Riddle blasts Ali with The PK. Riddle rolls Ali back into the ring. Riddle puts on Sheamus hat. Ali drops Riddle with a Side Russian Leg Sweep on the floor. Ali has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Ali is throwing haymakers at Riddle. Ali repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Ali sweeps out the legs of Riddle. Ali is choking Riddle with his boot. Riddle takes out the legs of Ali. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle goes for a sunset flip, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali stomps on the right foot of Riddle. Ali with a Running Boot for a two count. Ali applies a bodyscissors hold. Riddle backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Riddle dumps Ali back first on the canvas. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Riddle with a leaping forearm smash. Riddle follows that with an Overhead Kick. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex. Ali avoids The Standing MoonSault. Riddle hits The BROTon. Ali applies The Koji Clutch. Riddle with The Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Riddle goes back to The Triangle Choke. Ali puts his foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ali sends Riddle face first into the middle rope. Ali connects with The Double Knee GutBuster for a two count. Ali talks smack to Riddle. Ali slaps Riddle in the face. Riddle teep kicks Ali into the turnbuckles. Ali decks Riddle with a back elbow smash. Ali goes for The Tornado DDT, but Riddle counters with The BRODerek to pickup the victory.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

Updated WrestleMania 37 Match Card 

Night 1

– Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Championship

– Bad Bunny & Damian Priest vs. The Miz & John Morrison

– Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

– Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

– Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon In A Steel Cage Match

– The New Day (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– The Riott Squad vs. Naomi & Lana vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke In A Tag Team Turmoil Match. The Winner Will Battle Shayna Bazler & Nia Jax For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship At Night Two

Night 2 

–  Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Universal Championship

– Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Randy Orton vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt w/Alexa Bliss

– Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews In The Nigerian Drum Fight For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

– Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

– Matt Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus For The WWE United States Championship

– Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) w/Reginald Thomas vs. TBD For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

Sixth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. King Corbin

MVP joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Corbin applies a waist lock. Corbin grabs a side headlock. McIntyre whips Corbin across the ring. Corbin drops McIntyre with a shoulder tackle. McIntyre gets distracted by MVP. McIntyre applies the cravate. McIntyre grabs a side headlock. Corbin backs McIntyre into the ropes. Corbin delivers a gut punch. McIntyre with a running shoulder tackle. Corbin regroups on the outside. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Corbin backs McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Corbin argues with the referee. Haymaker Exchange. McIntyre whips Corbin across the ring. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. McIntyre stomps on the midsection of Corbin. McIntyre with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre with a chop/haymaker combination. Corbin reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. Corbin with a running clothesline for a one count. Corbin puts his knee on the back of McIntyre’s neck. Corbin is choking McIntyre with his boot. Corbin is raining down haymakers. Corbin repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Corbin whips McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Corbin with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count.

Corbin with the irish whip. McIntyre answers with two clotheslines. McIntyre whips Corbin across the ring. McIntyre with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Corbin. McIntyre drops Corbin with a NeckBreaker. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre stares at MVP. McIntyre kicks Corbin in the gut. Corbin denies The Future Shock DDT. Corbin knocks McIntyre off the ring apron. McIntyre sends Corbin face first into the steel ring post. McIntyre throws Corbin into the steel ring steps. McIntyre has complete control of the match during the commercial break. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Corbin. McIntyre with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. McIntyre talks smack to Corbin. Forearm Exchange. McIntyre tees off on Corbin. Corbin holds onto the ropes. Corbin launches McIntyre over the top rope. Corbin with a straight right hand. Corbin sends McIntyre shoulder first into the steel ring post. Corbin slams McIntyre’s head on the announce table. Corbin rolls McIntyre back into the ring. Corbin with clubbing elbow smashes. Corbin is playing mind games with McIntyre.

McIntyre fights from underneath. Corbin with a Counter Vertical Suplex for a two count. Corbin applies The Crucifix Hold. Corbin is raining down elbow smashes. McIntyre with two knife edge chops. Corbin Chokeslams McIntyre for a two count. Corbin goes for The Wrap Around Lariat, but McIntyre counters with The SpineBuster for a two count. Corbin denies The Future Shock DDT. Corbin drives McIntyre back into the turnbuckles. McIntyre decks Corbin with a back elbow smash. Corbin with The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Corbin goes for The End Of Days, but McIntyre counters with The HeadButt. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Corbin. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT for a two count. Corbin has McIntyre perched on the top turnbuckle. Corbin with The SuperPlex for a two count. McIntyre and Corbin are trading back and forth shots. Corbin connects with Deep Six for a two count. MVP gives Corbin his cane. McIntyre plants Corbin with The Claymore to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre has a stare down with Bobby Lashley to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez