WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW/USA NETWORK: April 5 results (Wrestleview)


Posted on 4/06/121 by Bob Magee



WWE Raw Results
April 5, 2021
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and MVP
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring for the final Raw
before WrestleMania. Footage is shown of King Corbin
attacking Drew McIntyre last week on Raw.

McIntyre says we’re five days away from WrestleMania. He
can’t help but think how unique WrestleMania was last year.
Now we’re back in business and once again he is fighting for
the WWE Championship. So much is running through his head
right now. Where does he begin? Corbin? The All Mighty WWE
Champion Lashley? This match is happening whether he likes
it or not. Lashley did all he could to take him out, but
it’s still going down as the biggest fight of their lives.
McIntyre has thought a lot about this in the last week. 20
years each, so many roads traveled? What separates them?
Sacrifice… how much McIntyre is willing to sacrifice. They
both sacrificed putting time on the roads and missing
weddings, birthdays, and Christmases. Lashley makes up for
lost time when he returns home. McIntyre doesn’t have that
luxury. McIntyre left his family and home to become WWE
Champion. Those times weren’t easy. McIntyre wishes he had
the luxury of going home. McIntyre remembers wrestling while
his mother was taking chemotherapy. He remembers talking to
her on Skype and her telling him that she’d kick his ass if
he gave up his dream. McIntyre gave everything to this
industry. McIntyre got fired, fought back, and come back.
McIntyre became the champion pushing forward, falling off
cells and ladders… how can you beat a man that will
sacrifice everything? You can’t. Lashley can’t beat him.
Tonight, he’ll run through Corbin and then on Saturday he’ll
put his foot through Lashley’s face to end the All Mighty
Era.

"LASHLEY, HOW CAN YOU BEAT A MAN THAT WILL SACRIFICE
EVERYTHING?"#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/1Of3isvx99

— WWE (@WWE) April 6, 2021

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the stage with
MVP. Lashley asks if he’s done yet. It took them both a long
time to get to the title. Lashley gets it. Only one of them
can be on top. McIntyre was a great champion, but his time
is over. It’s the era of the All Mighty. Everyone is scared
of the Scottish Warrior, but he saw fear in McIntyre’s eyes
last week. Lashley felt McIntyre go out to the Hurt Lock.
It’ll happen again at WrestleMania. McIntyre says Lashley
put him out with the Hurt Lock, but it won’t happen again.
How about they fight now? MVP puts a stop to that really
quick. On Saturday, McIntyre will lose his dignity, his
consciousness, and he’ll lose the match at WrestleMania.
McIntyre says maybe he’ll just give it up and become an Uber
driver. McIntyre says he’ll run him down at WrestleMania.
MVP says that’s a lot of tough talk considering he might not
even make it to WrestleMania.

"You will lose your DIGNITY, you will lose CONSCIOUSNESS and
you will lose THE MATCH!" – @The305MVP#WWERaw
pic.twitter.com/3e8b6ib0RA

— WWE (@WWE) April 6, 2021

King Corbin’s music hits, and he makes his way to the stage
in a suit. Corbin says he agrees with MVP. McIntyre might
not make it to WrestleMania. Last week, he started
something. Tonight, he’ll finish it. There is no
WrestleMania for McIntyre and no WWE Championship. Tonight,
he’ll whoop McIntyre’s punk ass.

Good way to kick off tonight's #WWERaw. I loved Drew
McIntyre's promo. Super intense and emotional at times. The
Lashley promo was ok, but not great. I've loved this month
of the All Mighty, but his promos have been the pits. The
Corbin promo was fine, but nothing special.

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Footage is shown of Omos destroying the New Day last week on
Raw. Xavier Woods will face AJ Styles, next.

-Commercial Break-

Later tonight, we’ll see Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Rhea
Ripley take on WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and
Shayna Baszler in a non-title match.

Raw Tag Team Champions the New Day are backstage when WWE
United States Champion Riddle comes up on his scooter.
Riddle says he didn’t like the way Omos beat them up. Riddle
has never seen someone get as high as Kingston got.
Hopefully they don’t get high on Saturday. Later, he’ll
grind him up and smoke them. The New Day look confused.

Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods w/ Kofi Kingston vs. AJ
Styles w/ Omos

The bell rings, and they circle the ring before Styles
punches him. Styles knocks him to the corner and punches him
down. Styles whips him into the ropes and connects with a
hip toss. Styles gloats in the ring and mugs for Omos. Woods
gets to his feet and punches back at Styles. Styles quickly
takes him down and applies a Calf Crusher. Kofi Kingston
gets on the microphone says Omos gave his best, but they’re
still standing. Kingston then throws the microphone at Omos
and runs off. Omos doesn’t feel it and chases Kingston into
the ring. Styles lets go of the Calf Crusher and isn’t
happy. Woods then catches Styles with an inside cradle for
the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods def. AJ Styles on #WWERaw
pic.twitter.com/X1FUalC3Ol

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Not much of a match with AJ Styles and Xavier Woods. Just
there. Not much to this #WrestleMania match. #WWERaw

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

A Bugatti drives up in the garage. Out comes Bad Bunny with
Damian Priest.

Braun Strowman is walking backstage. He’ll be in action,
next.

-Commercial Break-

WrestleMania 37 is 5 days away.

Video Package: Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman in a Steel
Cage Match at WrestleMania 37

A Steel Cage is set up. Strowman will compete in a 2-on-1
Handicap Match.

Braun Strowman says he’s going to show the world how to deal
with a guy like Shane McMahon. McMahon doesn’t know what
he’s gotten himself into. McMahon can run his mouth all he
wants, but when the door closes, the running ends because
he’s locked inside the cage with him. Strowman won’t whoop
his ass just for himself. He’ll whoop his ass for everyone
on the planet who has ever been called “stupid.” There’s no
hiding behind his goons in this match. McMahon is locked
inside a steel cage with the Monster Among Men. At
WrestleMania, at the end of their match on Saturday, while
McMahon’s corpse lays in the ring, the last thing he’ll hear
won’t be “Here Comes the Money”… it’ll be the ambulance
coming for him because he just got these hands.

Shane McMahon comes out to the stage. McMahon asks what he
did to Strowman. McMahon let Strowman pick the match to see
how far his intellect grew from 5th grade. It’s not that
stupid to have picked a Steel Cage, but he’s not just any
man. He’s a McMahon. McMahon will outwit him inside the
steel cage at WrestleMania. The next day when Strowman wakes
up, he’ll think, “Oh boy, I am stupid.”

Elias and Jaxson Ryker make their way to the ring. They’ll
face Braun Strowman, next.

-Commercial Break-

2-on-1 Handicap Match
Braun Strowman vs. Elias and Jaxson Ryker

Elias and Jaxson Ryker double-team Strowman to start, but he
quickly overpowers them. Strowman sends Ryker over the top
rope with one hand before clubbing away at Elias. Ryker
saves Strowman from a Running Powerslam. Elias hits a
Sympho-Knee (high knee) to Strowman before they hit a
double-team back suplex. Ryker hits a diving head-butt
before Elias connects with a diving elbow drop. They both
lay on Strowman to cover him, but he kicks out. Shane
McMahon, who was standing on the stage, makes his way down
the ramp, taking off his jacket as he goes. Strowman powers
Elias and Ryker away. McMahon quickly scurries up the ramp.
Strowman clubs Elias down and hits Ryker with a Running
Powerslam. Strowman then hits Elias with a Running Powerslam
and covers them both to pick up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman

Braun Strowman def. Elias and Jaxson Ryker in a Handicap
Match on #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/YabXVFQH6d

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Everything about Braun Strowman and Shane McMahon is awful.
No clue how anyone could be entertained by this feud or how
it got signed off on to begin with. It just exists for the
obligatory Shane death spiral to try to make Vince like him
more. #WWERaw

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Kevin Patrick catches up with The Miz and John Morrison
backstage. They’re carrying paint cans. They say they have a
masterpiece to create. They walk up to Bad Bunny’s $3.6
million Bugatti. They paint all over it and sign their
names.

Bad Bunny?

BAD @mikethemiz!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/GgFOWOXTrE

— WWE (@WWE) April 6, 2021

-Commercial Break-

An infuriated Bad Bunny is walking backstage when he comes
out to the garage and sees his defaced Bugatti. Bad Bunny is
disgusted. The Miz then attacks him from behind. John
Morrison holds Bad Bunny up while The Miz punches away at
him before throwing him over a car. The Miz says he ruined
his $3.6 million Bugatti and will ruin him at WrestleMania.
Officials run up and get Miz and Morrison away. Medics and
Damian Priest check on Bad Bunny.

Asuka makes her way to the ring. A promo with Rhea Ripley is
shown from earlier in the day saying Asuka will have to wait
for revenge until Sunday.

-Commercial Break-

Footage is shown of The Miz attacking Bad Bunny moments ago.

Non-Title Tag Team Match
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Rhea Ripley vs. WWE Women’s
Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler w/ Reginald

Asuka starts against Shayna Baszler. Asuka takes her down
and goes for a shoulder block, but Baszler absorbs it.
Baszler mocks Asuka and mentions she knocked her tooth out.
ASuka takes her down and goes to tag in Rhea Ripley, but
Ripley won’t tag in. Baszler blindsides Asuka, so Ripley
tags in. Ripley grabs Baszler and body slams her. Nia Jax
tags in. Ripley goes for a body slam, but Jax stays on her
feet. Ripley tags Asuka in when she wasn’t ready. Asuka
applies an octopus stretch to Jax, but Jax gets out and
avalanches her. Asuka hits a double knee facebuster and
forces Ripley in. Ripley takes Baszler down and knocks Jax
off the apron. Reginald gets in the ring, but Ripley grabs
him. Baszler chop blocks Ripley. Jax then drives Ripley into
the apron.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Jax and Baszler still
dominating Ripley. Baszler applies a nasty heel hook to
Ripley. Jax tags in and continues to attack the knee before
going to a chin lock. Ripley gets out and dropkicks Jax in
the head. Asuka tags in and dropkicks Baszler before kicking
Jax in the head. Asuka hits running hip attacks on Baszler
and Jax. Asuka hits Baszler with a kick to the head before
connecting with a German Suplex. Asuka hits a sliding knee,
but Baszler kicks out. Asuka goes to the top rope, but
Ripley pushes her off to the floor. Ripley then hits a
facebuster on the floor. Ripley throws her tag partner into
the ring. Baszler knees Asuka in the face for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax
and Shayna Baszler

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler def. Asuka and Rhea Ripley on
#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/3eOhMiLanb

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Why are they building up this Asuka vs. Ripley feud where it
feels like Ripley is going to lose? They need a new solid
star in the women's division. Hopefully Ripley dominates and
wins at #WrestleMania. I think two WM losses would be bad
for her career. #WWERaw

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

MVP is standing backstage when Cedric Alexander walks up and
grabs him. Shelton Benjamin joins him. They’re upset about
being kicked out of the Hurt Business. MVP would be nothing
without them. Alexander may not beat Bobby Lashley tonight,
but he’ll give him a scar to remember him by. They can’t
wait to see Drew McIntyre defeat Lashley at WrestleMania.
They let go of him and leave.

Sarah Schreiber asks MVP about what just happened. MVP says
he’s disappointed in them. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley walks
up. He’s not happy about them touching MVP.

-Commercial Break-

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are walking backstage when Sarah
Schreiber asks them about WrestleMania. Lana and Naomi says
they could be the ones facing them. Jax and Baszler laugh.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke also come up, but Jax and Baszler
correctly point out that they beat them already. Natalya and
Tamina come up, as do the Riott Squad from SmackDown. Billie
Kay also comes up, but she doesn’t have a partner as
Carmella is still reviewing the resume. Jax and Baszler
aren’t worried. They tell the teams to worry about the Tag
Team Turmoil match at WrestleMania.

Video Package: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre for the WWE
Championship at WrestleMania 37

-Commercial Break-

Non-Title Match
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Cedric Alexander w/ Shelton
Benjamin

Before the match begins, Alexander and Benjamin double-team
Lashley. They dominate him for a few moments, but MVP isn’t
worried on commentary. Lashley quickly fights out and takes
Benjamin out.

The bell rings, and an angry Lashley attacks Alexander
before hitting a body slam. Lashley throws Alexander across
the ring twice. Lashley throws Alexander out of the ring.
Benjamin checks on Alexander. Lashley gets out of the ring
and chases Alexander back in. Alexander attacks Lashley
getting in the ring, but Lashley casually tosses him away.
Lashley hits a running shoulder on Alexander in the corner
before hitting a vertical suplex. Lashley tosses Alexander
out of the ring and drives him headfirst into the ring post.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Alexander make a mini-
comeback before Lashley floors him with a flatliner. Lashley
throws him out of the ring again. Benjamin distracts
Lashley, so Alexander kicks him into the steel steps.
Alexander connects with two vicious suicide dives. Alexander
gets him in the ring and hits a Neuralyzer. Alexander hits a
kick to the head and a missile dropkick for a near fall.
Alexander boots Lashley back, but Lashley fights back with a
slam. Lashley hits a torture rack slam and sizes Alexander
up. Benjamin tells Lashley to stop. Lashley sends Alexander
into the ropes for a vicious spinebuster. Lashley then
applies the Hurt Lock for the win.

Winner by Submission: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley

Benjamin gets in the ring and attacks Lashley when he
doesn’t let go of Alexander. Lashley quickly floors Benjamin
with a flatliner. Lashley then puts the Hurt Lock on
Benjamin before throwing him down. Lashley and MVP stand
tall in then ring.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley def. Cedric Alexander via
Submission on #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/6Rw2ICUn5t

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Can someone remind me why they broke apart one of the better
stables they've had in a while in the Hurt Business? #WWERaw

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Damian Priest is backstage talking with Bad Bunny. We’ll
hear from them, next.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators talk about WrestleMania week.

Video Package: Randy Orton vs. The Fiend

Damian Priest and Bad Bunny make their way to the ring.
Priest says Miz and Morrison are just jealous of Bad Bunny.
Miz is so worried about Bad Bunny that he could only hold
the WWE Championship for a week. Priest suggests they up the
ante for WrestleMania and make it a tag match: Miz and
Morrison vs. Bad Bunny and Damian Priest.

Bad Bunny likes the sound of that. Bad Bunny says he loves
this business and respects it. He has a lot of good memories
of watching wrestling with his father, family, and friends.
He loves all the wrestling legends and made a song because
he respects Booker T. Now he doesn’t know how he feels about
WWE and this experience with Miz and Morrison. The Miz
doesn’t respect him. Miz crossed the line destroying his DJ
set, disrespecting his music and fans… this Saturday, he’ll
show Miz how to respect him. He’ll shut his mouth and whip
his ass.

The Miz and John Morrison cut him off on the big screen.
They accept the challenge and drive off in a limo.

I like Bad Bunny a lot more than most celebrities they've
brought into the company in the last years (aside from Pat
McAfee). You can tell the guy does like the company and has
spent a lot of time making appearances for them in the
middle of one of the best runs of his career.

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Mustafa Ali is walking backstage when Sheamus stops him.
Sheamus talks about Ali’s match against Riddle, who Sheamus
will face at WrestleMania. Riddle drives by them on his
scooter and infuriates them.

WWE United States Champion Riddle makes his entrance. He’ll
face Mustafa Ali in a non-title match with Sheamus on
commentary.

-Commercial Break-

Bebe Rexha will perform the National Anthem at WrestleMania
on Saturday.

Sheamus will be the guest commentator on this match.

Non-Title Match
WWE United States Champion Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali

The bell rings, and Ali hooks a side headlock. Riddle fights
out, but Ali takes him down. Ali is back to wearing his old
pre-RETRIBUTION gear. Riddle fights back with a gutwrench
suplex and gets out of the ring to put Sheamus’ hat on. Ali
then hits Riddle with a side leg sweep on the floor.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ali punching and kicking
Riddle in the corner. Ali chokes him with his boot. Riddle
fights back, but Ali stomps the bare foot. Ali kicks him in
the ribs for a near fall. Ali applies a sleeper hold, but
Riddle falls back with Ali on his back. Riddle runs wild on
Ali and hits some running forearms before connecting with an
exploder. Riddle hits a Broton, but Ali comes back with a
Koji Clutch. Riddle fights out with a fisherman’s suplex.
Riddle applies a triangle, but Ali gets a foot on the bottom
rope. Ali quickly knocks him into the ropes and hits a front
suplex into a gutbuster for a near fall. Riddle quickly
counters out of a tornado DDT and hits Bro Derek for the
win.

Winner by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Riddle

WWE United States Champion Riddle def. Mustafa Ali on
#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/ryZYYimprH

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Decent match with Riddle/Ali. Incredible how it's like
RETRIBUTION never existed now. Ali is wearing his old gear
which he wore when he was a step above a full time jobber.
It was a pathetic stable… they couldn't even blow it off
properly. Another WWE Creative waste. #WWERaw

— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) April 6, 2021

Kevin Patrick asks Drew McIntyre about King Corbin. McIntyre
says he’ll run through him and then it’s on to WrestleMania.

-Commercial Break-

The commentators run down the WrestleMania 37 card.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is watching McIntyre vs. Corbin
backstage. Lashley says McIntyre won’t have a chance to give
him an ass kicking on Saturday at WrestleMania because he’ll
be out from the Hurt Lock.

-Commercial Break-

MVP will be on commentary for this match.

Drew McIntyre vs. King Corbin

They lock up to start the match before giving a clean break
when neither makes any advance. They lock up again, and
Corbin applies a waistlock before transitioning to a side
headlock. McIntyre backs him into the ropes and whips him
off, but Corbin shoulder blocks him down. McIntyre gets to
his feet, and MVP happily waves at him. McIntyre grabs
Corbin and applies a neck vice. McIntyre puts him in a side
headlock. Corbin tries to whip him off, but McIntyre holds
onto the headlock. Corbin backs him into the ropes for a
break and punches him in the ribs. McIntyre follows him into
the ropes and shoulder blocks him down. Corbin quickly rolls
out of the ring to recover. Corbin gets in the ring, and
McIntyre punches away at him before sending him into the
ropes for a back elbow. McIntyre stomps the hand and hits a
snap suplex for a two count. McIntyre chops the chest, but
Corbin reverses a whip to the corner. Corbin quickly hits
him with an out-and-in clothesline for a one count. Corbin
attacks McIntyre and whips him hard into the corner. Corbin
does it again, but McIntyre pops out and hits a clothesline.
McIntyre hits a pair of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes
before taking Corbin down again. McIntyre kips up and goes
for a Future Shock DDT, but Corbin gets out of the ring.
Corbin sweeps the feet on the apron. McIntyre quickly sends
Corbin into the ring post and the ring steps.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see McIntyre hit Corbin with
a northern lights suplex for a two count. McIntyre viciously
punches Corbin down. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is shown
watching backstage. Corbin drops McIntyre on the apron and
punches him before sending him into the ring post. McIntyre
falls to the floor hard. Corbin gets him in the ring and
attacks him. McIntyre fights back, but Corbin drops him with
a suplex for a two count. McIntyre again tries to fight
back, but Corbin connects with a chokeslam for a near fall.
Corbin charges, but McIntyre hits a spinebuster for a near
fall.

Corbin gets out of a Future Shock DDT and hits a sidewalk
slam for a near fall. McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss and a
Future Shock DDT for a near fall. Corbin catches McIntyre on
the top rope and hits a superplex. Corbin connects with a
Deep Six for a near fall. MVP gets up from commentary and
says it’s not about beating McIntyre. It’s about taking him
out. MVP hands him his cane. Corbin goes to swing it, but
McIntyre ducks and hits the Claymore Kick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre

MVP backs up the ramp when WWE Champion Bobby Lashley comes
out. Lashley stares at McIntyre. They’ll face this Saturday
at WrestleMania 37.

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