“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
WWE Performance Center
April 27, 2020
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The commentators, including Samoa Joe replacing Jerry “The King”
Lawler, run down the show for tonight.
MVP is in the ring for the VIP Lounge. MVP says this is the only
club still open in America. MVP talks about the unique version of
the Money in the Bank Ladder Matches tonight. It will take place at
WWE Headquarters. Competitors will start on the ground floor and
fight to the roof, which is where the briefcase will be suspended
above a ring. MVP will talk with the Raw competitors in the match.
Rey Mysterio is the first to make his entrance. Aleister Black is
out next. MVP says Black doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to go to
VIP Lounges, so he asks him not to break anything. Finally Apollo
Crews is brought out. MVP says Crews is his pick to win it all. MVP
asks them what it means to become Mr. Money in the Bank. Mysterio
goes to speak, but MVP says he knows Mysterio well and will answer
for him. Mysterio wants to add to his legacy and historic career. As
for Black, it gives him an opportunity to catapult his star into a
higher stratosphere. As for Crews, it pains MVP to say he beat him,
but does Crews have what it takes to win Money in the Bank?
Crews goes to talk, but Andrade’s music cuts him off. It’s United
States Champion Andrade, Angel Garza, Austin Theory, and Zelina
Vega. Vega says no one cares about what Crews has to say or even the
other two in the ring. The WWE Universe can’t get enough of Andrade,
Garza, and Theory. Those three men are the future of Monday Night
Raw. The three in the ring were once the future of WWE, but they
can’t measure up to her guys.
They knock over the barricade to the VIP Lounge and get on the
apron. Mysterio says he’s picking up a vibe that they want a fight.
Mysterio, Black, and Crews clear the ring of Andrade, Garza, and
Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black, and Apollo Crews vs. Andrade, Angel
Garza, and Austin Theory w/ Zelina Vega
It’ll be Aleister Black starting out against Angel Garza. They do
some takedowns before Black gets him trapped in a hammerlock. Garza
fights up and takes him down for a one count. Black reverses a whip
and sweeps the feet. Black covers for a one count. Black catches
Garza with an arm drag and locks in an arm bar. Apollo Crews tags
in, but Garza chops him and tags Austin Theory in. Crews shoulder
blocks Theory down and hits a delayed vertical suplex for a two
count. Crews applies an arm bar, but Theory backs him to the corner.
Theory whips him to the opposite corner, but Crews slingshots over
him and dropkicks him down. Crews hits an arm drag and applies an
arm bar. Rey Mysterio tags in and punches Theory. Mysterio has a
whip to the corner reversed, but he counters with a head-scissor
takeover into the corner for a two count. Theory knees Mysterio in
the midsection and tags Garza in. They send Mysterio into the ropes,
but he ducks a double clothesline. Mysterio quickly knocks them both
into the ropes, but Andrade cuts off the 619. Mysterio sends Andrade
into the ropes with a hurricanrana and goes for a 619, but Andrade
gets out. Black and Crews then wipe them out with planchas!
We come back from the break to see Andrade kicking away at Black in
the corner. Theory tags in and applies a chin lock before taking him
down for a two count. Theory rips at the face and hits a back suplex
for a two count. Garza tags in and knees Black in the ribs for a two
count. Andrade tags in and grabs the arm before Theory tags in.
Theory beats Black down and applies a front facelock. Theory
transitions to the leg before lifting him up on his shoulders.
Theory throws him to the corner, but Black catches himself and kicks
Theory back. Black then hits a running roll-up for a two count.
Black kicks Theory away, but Theory stops him from making a tag.
Black then kicks him down.
Mysterio and Andrade tag in. Mysterio punches him before hitting a
head-scissor takeover. Andrade drops him on the apron, but Mysterio
shoulders him back. Mysterio hits a springboard seated senton.
Andrade quickly goes for a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through
and kicks him for a two count. Mysterio goes for a wheelbarrow
bulldog, but Andrade slams him on his chest. Garza tags in and does
a leapfrog, but Mysterio hits Andrade with a hurricanrana. Mysterio
then hits Garza with a springboard cross-body block for a two count.
Garza quickly kicks him down, rips off his pants, and slides him out
of the ring chest first.
We come back from the break to see Garza dominating Mysterio. Garza
knocks Black and Crews off the apron. Andrade tags in and takes
Mysterio down. Mysterio soon kicks him in the face and goes for a
springboard moonsault block, but Andrade catches him. Mysterio
counters into a tornado DDT.
Crews and Theory are tagged in. Crews hits a pair of clotheslines
before slamming Theory into the corner. Crews knocks Andrade off the
apron before slamming Theory into the corner and shouldering him.
Garza runs in and eats a spinebuster. Crews lifts Theory and slams
him, but Andrade breaks up the pin. Theory quickly elbows Crews in
the head and hits a fisherman’s suplex neckbreaker over his knee for
a near fall. Theory quickly comes back and lifts. Andrade blind tags
in. Crews slides off and hits the ropes, but Andrade pulls the top
rope down. Black runs in and knees Theory in the face. Garza takes
Black out, and Mysterio hits Garza with a springboard seated senton.
Andrade knocks Mysterio out of the ring and gets Crews in the ring
before elbowing him down for a near fall. Andrade sets up for a
Hammerlock DDT, but Crews counters into a sit-out powerbomb for the
Winners by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black, and Apollo Crews
Video Package: Triple H takes over DX the day after WrestleMania 14
in March 1998
Video Package: Triple H defeats Sting at WrestleMania 31
Andrade is flipping out on Zelina Vega backstage. Charly Caruso asks
what happened out there. Andrade says he was let down. They walk
off. Crews comes up and says they’re sore losers. Crews says he’ll
prove he can beat Andrade two times in one night. Andrade walks up
and shoves Crews. Crews slaps Andrade in the face. Vega says he’ll
get a title shot tonight. Crews smiles broadly.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins will have a contract
signing for Money in the Bank later tonight.
Video Package: Triple H defeats The Rock with help from Shawn
Michaels in the first main event of SmackDown in August 1999
Video Package: Triple H gets caught red handed with Trish Stratus
from July 2000
Asuka makes her entrance. She grabs a microphone and starts to
scream about Nia Jax. Asuka feels back for Kairi Sane. Asuka says
she tapped out Nia Jax and continues talking in Japanese.
Triple Threat Match
Asuka vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler
Before the match begins, Baszler pulls Asuka out of the ring and
slams her. Baszler then sends Asuka into a ladder set up. Nia Jax
goes outside and pulls Baszler off. Jax attacks Asuka, but Baszler
takes her out before clotheslining Asuka down on the floor. Baszler
grabs a ladder and sets it up against the steel steps. Asuka
reverses a whip on Baszler into the ladder. Asuka puts Baszler in
the ring before Jax absolutely annihilates her with an avalanche on
Jax lifts up the ladder and throws it into the ring. Asuka and
Baszler get up, so Jax runs them both over with the ladder. Jax
holds the ladder up above her head and stands tall in the ring. This
match never got started.
Bobby Lashley will be in action, next.
Bobby Lashley is talking to Lana backstage. Lashley tells her to
stay backstage because she’s a distraction. Lana is insulted, but
Lashley says she’s so beautiful it distracts him. She looks pleased.
Bobby Lashley vs. Denzel DeJournette
DeJournette goes for a waistlock, but Lashley gets out with a
belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley takes him down and slaps
him. Lashley knees him in the face and puts him in the corner.
Lashley hits the ropes, but DeJournette goes up and over.
DeJournette slaps Lashley in the face, so Lashley soon kicks and
clubs him down. Lashley hits a vicious suplex before hitting a
one-armed slam. Lashley sets up in the corner and connects with a
spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Footage is shown of Liv Morgan defeating Ruby Riott last week on
Raw. Liv Morgan will battle Ruby Riott again, next.
Video Package: WWE 2K Battlegrounds coming this fall.
Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott
Morgan starts off strong against Riott, but Riott soon gets the
better of her. Morgan quickly sends her to the corner and hits an
avalanche. Riott comes back with a Riott Kick for a near fall. Riott
is stunned and tells Morgan to learn her place. Morgan quickly
catches her with Oblivion (springboard flatliner) for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan
Byron Saxton asks if this is a new chapter for Liv Morgan. Morgan
says she’s had a lot of chapters, but she’s still trying to figure
out who she is and what that means. She’s confident she’ll figure it
Video Package: Triple H wins the 1997 King of the Ring Tournament
The commentators run down the Money in the Bank card so far.
Charly Caruso comes up and interviews Nia Jax about her actions
tonight. Jax asks Caruso what she can do about her actions. There’s
nothing Charly can do about it. Asuka can’t do anything about it.
Shayna Baszler can’t do anything about it. No one can do anything
about her actions. Jax screamed, “NOTHING,” and peaked the
The Viking Raiders says those that fail to learn from history are
doomed. The Street Profits are a great tag team, but their shared
history tells the truth. They won the NXT Tag Team Titles after they
relinquished them. Profits won the Raw Tag Team Titles after they
were injured and unable to compete. The Street Profits have never
defeated them. Anytime they’ve risen to the top is because the
Raiders weren’t around. Ivar says they may be in possession of the
Raw Tag Team titles, but they know the truth. Erik says the truth is
as long as the Viking Raiders are around, the Street Profits will
only be second best. They dare the Street Profits to prove them
wrong because they want the smoke.
Jinder Mahal will make his return to the ring, next.
Video Package: NXT takes over SmackDown in November 2019
Akira Tozawa vs. Jinder Mahal
They lock up, and Mahal immediately powers him down. Mahal connects
with a big back suplex and throws him out of the ring. Mahal slams
him into the LED apron cover before throwing him into the barricade.
Mahal puts Tozawa into the ring and attacks. Mahal connects with a
Samoan Drop and waits for Tozawa to get up. Mahal hits the Khallas
for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jinder Mahal
United States Champion Andrade is backstage with Zelina Vega when
Charly Caruso walks up. Vega says she’s not talking to Andrade, and
they walk off. Angel Garza walks up and says he wants to get better
acquainted with Charly Caruso and gives her a rose. She looks
Andrade defends the United States Championship against Apollo Crews,
United States Championship
Andrade (c) w/ Zelina Vega vs. Apollo Crews
They lock up and tussle around the ring for position. Crews presses
him into the corner and gives a clean break. Andrade grabs the arm
and wrenches it. Crews gets out and hits a shoulder block, but
Andrade doesn’t go down. They shove each other before Crews
dropkicks him down. Andrade rolls out of ring to recover. Crews
attacks and puts him in the ring. Andrade attacks Crews and soon
dropkicks him down. Crews goes for a moonsault to the floor, but
tweaks his knee landing when Andrade moves. Andrade then takes him
down with a clothesline.
We come back from the break to see Andrade knock Crews out of the
ring. Crews holds his knee in pain. Andrade goes outside and kicks
the leg a few times. Andrade gets him in the ring and continues to
attack the leg. Crews avoids double knees in the corner and hits an
Crews runs wild on Andrade and press slams him before hitting a
standing moonsault for a near fall. Andrade gets out of a suplex and
hits a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Andrade hits double knees in
the corner for a near fall. Crews goes for a pump kick, but Andrade
avoids it. Crews avoids the Andrade elbow and goes for a press slam,
but Andrade counters into a DDT for a near fall. Crews soon goes for
his powerbomb, but Andrade counters into a roll-up for a near fall.
Crews hits an enzuigiri and slams Andrade down for a near fall.
Crews goes to the top rope, but Andrade cuts him off. Crews knocks
him off the top rope and goes for a dive, but lands on his feet when
Andrade moves. Crews’ knee buckles. The referee checks on Crews and
keeps Andrade back. The referee calls the match off.
Winner by Referee Stoppage and still United States Champion: Andrade
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins will have a contract
signing later tonight.
Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits respond to the Viking
Raiders and give them a title match next week on Raw.
Video Package: Clip of Becky Lynch’s WWE: 24 documentary about
winning the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships at WrestleMania
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins will have a Money in the
Bank Contract Signing later tonight.
Ricochet and Cedric Alexander vs. Ever-Rise (Matt Martel and Chase
Ricochet starts off against against one of the members of Ever-Rise.
Alexander tags in, and they hit a neckbreaker over Alexander’s knee.
Ricochet tags in, but he’s soon taken down by Martel. Parker tags in
and knees Ricochet down. Ever-Rise dominates Ricochet for a bit
until Alexander and Parker tag in. Alexander runs wild on them and
hits a double-team move. Ricochet tags in as Alexander hits a
tornado DDT. Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press, but
Martel breaks it up. Martel pulls Alexander out of the ring, and
Ricochet dropkicks him. Parker rolls Ricochet up for a two count.
Ricochet superkicks Parker and tags Alexander in. They hit a
flatliner/missile dropkick combo for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet and Cedric Alexander
MVP appears on the screen and says he has a keen eye for talent. The
NFL Draft got him thinking. It’s time to reintroduce a tag team to
Raw. MVP is with Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink. MVP says Ricochet
and Alexander got lucky last week. MVP says the rematch will be
straight up BALLIN’.
The contract signing is coming up.
Video Package: DX invades Monday Nitro from April 1998
Apollo Crews is shown walking backstage on crutches with his knee
all iced up. Crews looks like he’s crying. Charly Caruso comes up
and says she’s so sorry he got injured. Crews is overcome with tears
and can’t speak.
Video Package: McIntyre vs. Rollins.
The contract signing is next.
Video Package: Triple H returns from a quadriceps injury at Madison
Square Garden from January 2002
Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring. There is a table with the
contract on it. Lawler talks about the Money in the Bank Ladder
Match being at the WWE Headquarters. He then talks about the WWE
Seth Rollins is introduced to the ring first. Rollins is dressed in
a suit. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is brought out next. McIntyre
tells Lawler he knows how these things go and it’s definitely going
in that direction. Lawler agrees and leaves. McIntyre sits down and
just signs the contract. Rollins looks at the contract and thinks it
over for a few before picking up the microphone. Rollins asks
McIntyre if he thinks he really wants this. Rollins doesn’t want
this, but he has to do this. Rollins started this and dropped
McIntyre to get his attention and the WWE Championship where it
needs to be. This isn’t about him. This isn’t about McIntyre. It’s
bigger than them all. McIntyre will be a great champion someday.
McIntyre is a fighter and an honorable man, but he’s not a leader.
Rollins is a leader. Everywhere he’s gone in his career, he’s led
and people have followed. Now more than ever, the WWE Universe needs
someone they can turn to and guide them. Rollins can be the light in
the darkness. Rollins suffered for that title. McIntyre doesn’t have
to. Rollins doesn’t want McIntyre to suffer like he did. That
championship is Rollins’ burden to carry, not McIntyre’s. Rollins
doesn’t want to crush McIntyre’s dream, but it’s a sacrifice he’s
willing to make for the greater good.
McIntyre says Rollins gave a passionate speech, but it’s clear
Rollins is completely “full of shit.” McIntyre asks where his
followers are. It’s not Rollins’ fault. The fans turned on him. It’s
not Rollins’ fault. It never is. McIntyre doesn’t know what’s going
on in Rollins’ warped brain, but he won’t let him win the title
under any circumstances. McIntyre tells Rollins to shut his mouth
and stop talking forever. No one wants to hear Rollins talk.
McIntyre says Rollins has a unique talent to get his foot stuck in
his mouth and put his head in his ass. Rollins jumped him a few
weeks ago, but he didn’t finish the job. McIntyre tells him to go
for the throat at Money in the Bank because he’s going for Rollins’.
Rollins stands up and says at Money in the Bank, the big picture
will become very clear. McIntyre will be better off for it. Rollins
signs the contract.
Rollins tells McIntyre to have faith in him, but McIntyre slams him
off the table and clears the ring. McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss and
waits for him to get up. McIntyre counts down, but Murphy shows up
out of nowhere and kicks him. Murphy attacks McIntyre and stomps him
down in the corner. Rollins is surprised to see Murphy and embraces
him. Murphy then throws Rollins aside before McIntyre hits Murphy
with a Claymore Kick. Rollins retreats up the ramp.