WWE Raw Results (4/19/21): Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

WWE Raw
April 19, 2021
The Yuengling Center
Tampa Bay, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Drew McIntyre, MVP, T-Bar and Mace Segment 

Drew McIntyre: You know, you can make your own opportunities. You can work hard, you can never give up and make things happen. Sometimes opportunity jus falls right into your lap. Case in point, last week myself and MVP were having a back and forth, a little war of words and I happen to mention that eventually, I will get my WWE Championship rematch. And that triggered a few superstars in the back. It’s amazing how easy people get triggered these days. Before I knew it, Braun Strowman was marching out here, telling me, me want title shot first. Me want that opportunity. And then Randy Orton slithers his way out to the ring, starts talking about how he wants the championship.

I just kept my mouth closed, watched it unfold. And then Adam Pearce walked out and made a three way number one contender match for WrestleMania Backlash. My chance to earn the right to get back my championship. Earn it, I did, I beat two of the top superstars on Raw and I stand here before you, number one contender. Also, with opportunity, you can just dive into the deep end, grab the bull by the horns, make it happen for yourself. Let’s talk about Mace and T-Bar. They decided to make their name at the expense of Drew McIntyre last week on Raw. Now, I don’t think for a second they’re the masterminds behind this. In fact, I know the mastermind is MVP.

MVP: Drew, you weren’t expecting me to come out here and address these ridiculous allegations? Seems to be a trend with you. At WrestleMania, you weren’t expecting The Almighty WWE Champion to put you to sleep with The Hurt Lock. You weren’t expecting T-Bar and Mace to attack you last week.

Drew McIntyre: Just cut the crap, cut the crap. Let me guess, you knew nothing about it, did you?

MVP: Listen to me, Drew. I will say this one last time, emphatically, Mace and T-Bar have zero affiliation with The Hurt Business, zero. You should look in the mirror, you know, I recall you walking into the locker room a few weeks ago, arrogantly challenging everybody to a fight. Maybe you made a few enemies. Maybe the chickens are coming home to roost.

Drew McIntyre: You know what? My goodness, maybe you’re telling the truth. Maybe, just maybe, it was a huge coincidence that you walked out on the stage after I won that match last week, then I was attacked by Mace & T-Bar. Maybe, just maybe, you and I can talk this out like men.

Mace and T-Bar attacks McIntyre from behind. Mace & T-Bar plants McIntyre with The High Justice.

First Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin 

Erik and Shelton Benjamin will start things off. Benjamin backs Erik into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Forearm Exchange. Benjamin avoids The Double Knee Strike. Benjamin with two waist lock takedowns. Alexander tags himself in. Alexander with a basement dropkick. Alexander taunts Ivar. Alexander hooks the outside leg for a one count. Alexander with rapid fire bodyshots. Alexander kicks Erik in the gut. Alexander is choking Erik with his knee. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Benjamin applies a front face lock. Benjamin clotheslines Erik. Benjamin with a knee lift. Benjamin slams Erik’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander with forearm shivers across the back of Erik. Alexander talks smack to Erik.

Erik rocks Alexander with a forearm smash. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar takes a swipe of Benjamin. Ivar goes for a Diving Splash, but Benjamin ducks out of the way. Alexander with a Spinning Back Kick. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Alexander dropkicks the left knee of Ivar. Benjamin with a Step Up Knee Strike for a two count. Haymaker Exchange. Benjamin drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Benjamin brings Ivar to the corner. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander and Ivar are trading back and forth shots. Alexander is mauling Ivar in the corner. Alexander tags in Benjamin.

Benjamin delivers a gut punch. Second Haymaker Exchange. Ivar creates distance with The Seated Senton. Benjamin stops Ivar in his tracks. Benjamin applies The Ankle Lock. Ivar rolls under a clothesline from Benjamin. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik unloads a flurry of strikes. Short-Arm Reversal by Benjamin. Benjamin with a Float Over Suplex for a two count. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander with a flying forearm smash. Alexander hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Benjamin dumps Ivar out of the ring. Ivar throws Benjamin into the ringside barricade. Ivar with a Running Crossbody Block. Erik denies The Neuralyzer. Erik delivers Death Rowe. Erik tags in Ivar. Viking Raiders connects with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Charlotte Flair, Asuka and Rhea Ripley Segment 

Second Match: Randy Orton vs. Matt Riddle 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Riddle with a waist lock go-behind. Riddle backs Orton into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Orton with a side headlock takeover. Riddle applies a front face lock. Orton drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Orton goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle applies The Sleeper Hold. Orton dumps Riddle back first on the canvas. Riddle goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Orton backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. Riddle is completely relentless with these sleeper holds. Orton exits the ring. Orton denies The PK. Orton knocks Riddle off the ring apron. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Orton has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp. Orton rams his knee across Riddle’s face. Orton uses the middle rope as a weapon. Riddle unloads two chops. Riddle with forearm shivers. Orton reverses out of the irish whip from Riddle. Orton Powerslams Riddle for a two count. Orton with a Vertical Suplex. Orton uppercuts Riddle. Orton slams Riddle’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Riddle with a chop/forearm combination. Orton answers with a thumb to the eye. Chop Exchange. Riddle with forearm shivers. Orton whips Riddle chest first into the turnbuckles for a two count. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Riddle with heavy bodyshots.

Orton uppercuts Riddle. Riddle sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring post. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Orton. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Orton answers with two sharp elbow strikes. Orton with a straight right hand. Riddle sweeps out the legs of Orton. Riddle hits The BROTon for a two count. Orton denies The Floating BRO. Orton and Riddle are trading back and forth shots. Orton rakes the eyes of Riddle. Orton with The SuperPlex for a two count. Riddle applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Orton kicks Riddle in the chest. Orton connects with The Draping DDT. Orton goes for The RKO, but Riddle counters with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

Third Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. Naomi & Lana 

Nia Jax and Naomi will starts things off. Naomi kicks the left shoulder of Jax. Naomi side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Naomi with forearm shivers. Jax shoves Naomi. Naomi continues to kick the left shoulder of Jax. Jax blocks a boot from Naomi. Naomi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naomi tags in Lana. Naomi drives her knee into the midsection of Jax. Jax reverses out of the double irish whip from Lana and Naomi. Lana goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep, but Jax blocks it. Lana tags in Naomi. Lana with a chop block. Naomi with a diving lariat. Naomi tags in Lana. Lana kicks Jax in the face. Lana tags in Naomi.

Naomi with The Leg Drop for a two count. Naomi tags in Lana. Double boot into the midsection of Jax. Jax with a Double Vertical Suplex. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler with a sharp knee strike for a two count. Baszler applies the kimura lock. Lana rolls Baszler over for a two count. Baszler knocks Naomi off the ring apron. Baszler stomps on the left elbow of Lana. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke appears on the stage. Baszler applies The Key Lock. We see a clip of Jax falling off the ring apron. Jax is pissed. Jax walks towards Rose and Brooke. Lana tags in Naomi. Double Boot into the midsection of Baszler. Naomi and Lana connects with The Double X-Factor to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi & Lana via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guest: Maryse & Damian Priest 

Fourth Match: Kofi Kingston w/Xavier Woods vs. Elias w/Jaxson Ryker

Elias starts things off with a Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Elias with The Blade Buster for a two count. Elias rocks Kofi with a forearm smash. Elias stomps on Kofi’s chest. Elias talks smack to Kofi. Kofi with a Lou Thez Press. Kofi transitions into a ground and pound attack. Kofi repeatedly stomps on Elias chest. Elias reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Kofi kicks Elias in the chest. Elias dumps Kofi face first on the top rope. Elias with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Elias repeatedly stomps on Kofi’s chest. The referee admonishes Elias.

Elias with a Running Boot. Elias slams Kofi’s face on the ring apron. Elias with a Wrist Lock Suplex for a two count. Elias applies a key lock. Kofi is throwing haymakers at Elias. Kofi with a Pendulum Kick. Kofi with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Elias. Kofi with two hamstring kicks. Kofi goes for the sunset flip, but Elias blocks it. Kofi hits The SOS for a two count. Kofi with a flying forearm smash. Kofi with the irish whip. Elias drops Kofi with The Mule Kick. Kofi with a running forearm smash. Elias denies The SuperPlex. Kofi goes for The Top Rope FrankenSteiner, but Elias blocks it. Elias connects with The Flying Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. T-Bar & Mace In A Two On One Handicap Match 

Drew McIntyre and T-Bar will start things off. McIntyre with a flying forearm smash. McIntyre slams T-Bar’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre with a chop/toe kick combination. Forearm Exchange. T-Bar kicks McIntyre in the gut. T-Bar with two forearm smashes. T-Bar decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. T-Bar whips McIntyre across the ring. McIntyre holds onto the ropes. McIntyre kicks T-Bar in the chest. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Bodyshot Exchange. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. McIntyre stomps on the right hand of T-Bar. McIntyre HeadButts T-Bar. T-Bar drives his knee into the midsection of McIntyre. T-Bar hammers down on the back of McIntyre’s neck. T-Bar tags in Mace. Second Bodyshot Exchange. Mace with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. McIntyre with a chop/forearm combination. Short-Arm Reversal by Mace. Mace slides under a clothesline from McIntyre. Mace scores the elbow knockdown for a two count.

Mace punches McIntyre in the back. Mace tags in T-Bar. Mace kicks McIntyre in the gut. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. T-Bar stomps on the midsection of McIntyre. T-Bar tags in Mace. Mace kicks McIntyre in the face. Mace uppercuts McIntyre. Mace tags in T-Bar. Double Knee Lift. T-Bar applies a rear chin lock. McIntyre is displaying his fighting spirit. T-Bar pulls McIntyre down to the mat. T-Bar tags in Mace. Mace with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Mace tugs on McIntyre’s hair. Mace with a forearm smash. Mace tags in T-Bar. T-Bar with clubbing blows to McIntyre’s back. T-Bar is choking McIntyre with his boot. McIntyre is fighting from underneath. McIntyre hits The SpineBuster for a two count. T-Bar kicks McIntyre in the face. McIntyre HeadButts T-Bar in mid-air. McIntyre prepares for The Claymore. T-Bar and Mace gangs up on McIntyre which causes the disqualification. After the match, Braun Strowman storms into the ring to make the save. We’ll have an impromptu tag team match, next.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Disqualification 

Sixth Match: Drew McIntyre & Braun Strowman vs. T-Bar & Mace 

Braun Strowman and Mace will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman launches Mace to the corner. T-Bar talks smack to Strowman. Strong lockup. Mace backs Strowman into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Mace shoves Strowman. Mace ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Mace applies a side headlock. Strowman whips Mace across the ring. Shoulder Block Exchange. Strowman HeadButts Mace. Strowman delivers a gut punch. Strowman slams Mace’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Strowman punches Mace in the back. Strowman is distracted by T-Bar. Strowman applies a side headlock. Strowman with a knee lift. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman tags in McIntyre.

McIntyre kicks Mace in the gut. McIntyre slams Mace’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre with rapid fire haymakers. Mace nails McIntyre with a throat thrust. Mace tags in T-Bar. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from T-Bar. McIntyre clotheslines T-Bar. McIntyre tags in Strowman. Strowman drops T-Bar with The Big Boot. Strowman talks smack to T-Bar. Strowman with clubbing blows to T-Bar’s back. Strowman slings T-Bar across the ring. Strowman uppercuts T-Bar. Strowman whips T-Bar into the turnbuckles. Strowman takes a swipe at Mace. T-Bar with a chop block. T-Bar tags in Mace. Leg Lariat/Clothesline Combination for a two count. Mace transitions into a ground and pound attack. Mace applies a rear chin lock.

Mace with a stiff crossface. Mace tags in T-Bar. T-Bar with The Running Boot for a two count. T-Bar drives his knee into Strowman’s back. T-Bar applies a rear chin lock. Strowman with heavy bodyshots. T-Bar with clubbing blows to Strowman’s back. Strowman creates distance with The Back Body Drop. McIntyre and Mace are tagged in. McIntyre clotheslines Mace. Mace reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. McIntyre with a leaping clothesline. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre follows that with The Leaping NeckBreaker. McIntyre removes Mace’s mask. Mace slaps McIntyre in the face. McIntyre whips Mace with the mask which causes the disqualification. After the match, T-Bar drops McIntyre with The Belly to Belly Suplex. Strowman responds with a shoulder tackle. Strowman removes T-Bar’s mask. Strowman uppercuts T-Bar.

Winner: Mace & T-Bar via Disqualification 

Seventh Match: Damian Priest vs. The Miz w/Maryse

Miz is playing mind games with Priest. Priest with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Priest throws Miz into the ring. Priest with a forearm smash. Priest with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Priest kicks Miz in the ribs. Priest applies a wrist lock. Priest drives his knee into the midsection of Miz. Priest with a leaping elbow strike. Maryse runs interference. Miz kicks Priest out of the ring. Miz with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Miz sends Priest back first into the ringside barricade. Miz rolls Priest back into the ring. Miz with a flying double axe handle strike. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz with The Running Boot for a one count.

Miz applies a rear chin lock. Priest with heavy bodyshots. Miz ducks a clothesline from Priest. Miz drops Priest with a NeckBreaker. IT! Kicks. Priest denies The RoundHouse Kick. Priest is pissed. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with The Face Plant. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest goes for The Broken Arrow, but Miz lands back on his feet. Priest with a SpringBoard Cannonball Senton. Miz avoids The South Of Heaven. Miz clings onto the bottom rope. Priest rocks Miz with a forearm smash. Priest gets distracted by Miz. Miz uses the middle rope for leverage for a two count. Priest nails Miz with The Bell Clap. Priest connects with Hit The Lights to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Updated WWE WrestleMania Backlash Match Card 

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

Eighth Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

Rhea Ripley is watching the match from the ringside area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Asuka whips Charlotte across the ring. Shoulder Block Exchange. Asuka shoves Charlotte. Charlotte cartwheels over Asuka. Charlotte leapfrogs over Asuka. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the ribs. Asuka repeatedly kicks Charlotte in the back. Charlotte dodges The Running Hip Attack. Charlotte drops Asuka with The Big Boot. Asuka with a Counter NeckBreaker on the ring apron. Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Charlotte with a knife edge chop. Charlotte sends Asuka to the corner. Asuka decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the face. Asuka delivers The Missile Dropkick. Asuka dropkicks Charlotte. Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka follows that with The Mid-Kick. Charlotte rocks Asuka with a forearm smash. Asuka with a Release German Suplex. Asuka hits The Shining Wizard for a two count.

Asuka applies a waist lock. Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Charlotte transitions into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte dodges The RoundHouse Kick. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Charlotte with a knee smash. Asuka responds with The CodeBreaker. Forearm Exchange. Asuka with a Spinning Heel Kick. Charlotte Spears Asuka for a two count. Asuka denies The Figure Eight. Charlotte blocks a boot from Asuka. Charlotte applies The Knee Bar in the ropes. Asuka avoids the chop block. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock. Charlotte reaches the bottom rope which forces the break. Charlotte drops Asuka with the chop block. Charlotte applies The Figure Eight. Ripley trips Charlotte behind the referee’s back. Charlotte goes after Ripley. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the chest. Asuka connects with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory. After the match, Charlotte snaps on the referees to close the show.

Winner: Asuka via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez