WWE Raw


WWE Performance Center
May 4, 2020
Results from wrestleview.com

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

A video recaps last week’s contract signing for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank PPV. Murphy returned, but ate a Claymore Kick from Drew McIntyre.

The Raw video plays, and we go into the Performance Center. Tonight, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will take on Murphy in a non-title match.

The Money in the Bank briefcases are shown about the ring. MVP is in the ring for another edition of the VIP Lounge. MVP welcomes everyone back to the VIP Lounge. Last week things went a little sideways. It was a special episode with the Raw competitors in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. It didn’t go to plan unless the plan was to destroy the VIP Lounge. Tonight we’re getting some class back with the women, but maybe not after what happened last week.

Video Package: Asuka, Nia Jax, and Shayna Baszler destroyed each other last week on Raw

Asuka, Shayna Baszler, and Nia Jax are each introduced to the VIP Lounge. Jax says she is dominant and will destroy her opponents this Sunday. Asuka shouts about Japanese and says something about Jax having a big booty. MVP asks Shayna Baszler how her skills will help her win Money in the Bank. Baszler says she does all her talking with her actions. That is the biggest difference between her and every other competitor in the match. Asuka shouts at Baszler and gets up. Baszler mocks her and they approach each other before knocking Jax over and through a table. MVP keeps them separated.

Footage is shown of Apollo Crews injuring his knee in a match against Andrade. Crews was removed from the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

We’ll have a Last Chance Gauntlet Match to determine the final entrant in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Bobby Lashley will start the Gauntlet Match, next.

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Last Chance Gauntlet Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Titus O’Neil
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. They tussle around the ring for position until Lashley knees him. O’Neil punches him back to the corner and chops the chest. Lashley quickly fights back and Spears him down for the elimination.

Bobby Lashley defeated Titus O’Neil in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

Bobby Lashley vs. Akira Tozawa
Tozawa starts off hot with a spin kick to the face and a missile dropkick. Lashley doesn’t leave his feet. Tozawa hits the ropes, but Lashley Spears him down for another elimination.

Bobby Lashley defeated Akira Tozawa in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

Bobby Lashley vs. Shelton Benjamin
Benjamin quickly attacks Lashley, goes to the top rope, and hits a blockbuster. Lashley quickly fights back and sends him into the ropes, but Benjamin holds on. Benjamin pulls the top rope down to get Lashley out of the ring. Benjamin knees him in the face and knocks him off the apron. Lashley quickly fights back and drives Benjamin into the barricade twice. Lashley continues to drive him into the barricade before putting him in the ring. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Benjamin leapfrogs him. Lashley blocks a kick, but Benjamin comes back with a spin kick. Lashley quickly charges and Spears him down for the elimination.

Bobby Lashley defeated Shelton Benjamin in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

Bobby Lashley vs. Humberto Carrillo
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We join this match in progress with Lashley dominating Carrillo. Carrillo fights back and kicks Lashley in the face before hitting a missile dropkick. Carrillo hits a rolling thunder standing moonsault for a near fall. Carrillo goes to the top rope, but Lashley cuts him off and slams him off the top. Lashley avalanches Carrillo in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Lashley punches away at Carrillo and stomps him down in the corner. The referee warns him that he’s in danger of being disqualified. Lashley argues with him, so the referee disqualifies him.

Humberto Carrillo defeated Bobby Lashley via DQ in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

Lashley angrily attacks Carrillo and hits him with a Spear. More referees run down and tell Lashley to get out.

Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega
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We come back from the break to see Garza attacking Carrillo in the corner. Carrillo fights him off and goes to the second rope, but Garza kicks the feet out and attacks. Garza rips his pants off and drops a leg on Carrillo’s midsection. Garza dropkicks him in the face for a two count. Garza ties Carrillo up in a submission.

We go backstage to see Bobby Lashley looking furious. Lana says she should have been out there to help. Lashley just walks off.

Back in the ring, Carrillo fights out, but Garza knees him in the face. Garza hits a slingshot inverted suplex followed by a superkick for a near fall. Carrillo soon boots him back and hits a running hurricanrana. Carrillo follows up with a dropkick for a near fall. Carrillo goes for a standing moonsault, but Garza gets the knees up and covers, but he only gets a near fall. Garza is frustrated. Garza applies a camel clutch to his cousin. Garza ties him up in another submission. Carrillo tries to twist out, and they fall before fumbling into a cover. That looked terrible.

Garza goes to the second rope and hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Garza sets up for a Wing Clipper, but Carrillo drops down. Garza powers into it, but Carrillo counters into a roll-up for the win out of nowhere.

Humberto Carrillo defeated Angel Garza in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

Austin Theory is out next.

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Humberto Carrillo vs. Austin Theory w/ Zelina Vega
We come back from a very brief break to see Theory dominating Carrillo. Theory pounds on Carrillo for a bit before hitting a superplex. As soon as they hit the mat, Carrillo catches him with an inside cradle for the elimination!

Humberto Carrillo def. Austin Theory in the Last Chance Gauntlet Match

AJ Styles is out next. This is his first appearance since being buried alive by the Undertaker at WrestleMania 36. He’ll face Carrillo, next.

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Humberto Carrillo vs. AJ Styles
We join the match in progress and see Carrillo dropkick him back. Styles quickly knees Carrillo down and stomps the midsection. Styles turns him inside out with a slam for a near fall. Styles applies an abdominal stretch to Carrillo and elbows him in the ribs. Carrillo fights out, so Styles attacks the knee and hits a dragon screw. Styles attacks the leg and stretches it. Carrillo comes back with a roll-up, but Styles kicks out. Styles then stuns him with a clothesline that Carrillo didn’t take correctly. Styles takes him down and applies the Calf Crusher for the win.

Winner by Submission: AJ Styles
AJ Styles slams Carrillo’s knee off the ring post a few times after the match ends. Styles is the final entrant in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

AJ Styles shouts that he is not a zombie or a ghost. There’s no Undertaker to steal his spotlight this time. He got buried. So what? He can admit it. It doesn’t mean he lost anything. There’s no rules in a Boneyard Match. That was then, this is now. Styles has seized an opportunity. Styles is now in the most unique Money in the Bank Ladder Matches in history. It was worth it. In fact, he’ll do anything – anything – to win that Money in the Bank briefcase, even if it means throwing Rey Mysterio and Aleister Black off the roof of the WWE Headquarters, then so be it. Time to rewrite the history books on the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. He’s winning that contract.

We’ll have an exclusive interview with Seth Rollins, next.

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Video Package: Top 10 moments in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match

Charly Caruso has a sit down interview with Seth Rollins. Speaking on Murphy facing Drew McIntyre, Rollins says what will be, will be. He has the utmost confidence in Murphy. As for McIntyre, he’s an honorable man, but he’s not a leader. It is not his destiny to be the champion to take us into the future. That belongs to Rollins. What Charly should be asking is how Rollins is prepared to meet his destiny. McIntyre will put up a hell of a fight, but Rollins is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good that is his destiny. McIntyre is not ready for the pain, suffering, agony, and despair that comes with being a champion. Rollins is not trying to take anything from McIntyre. Rollins is trying to unburden him. Rollins is trying to save Drew McIntyre. That is the absolute truth.

At Money in the Bank, his destiny will become a reality when he stands in this ring with his hand held high and the announcement rings true: and NEW WWE Champion, the Monday Night Messiah Seth Rollins. Rollins calmly sits down as his music plays.

Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink are backstage with MVP. MVP wants to give them one final word of encouragement. MVP says it is a miracle that they have this opportunity. Two of Australia’s finest versus two of Raw’s flyest. Vink says Ricochet and Alexander can talk about what it’s like to lose to them next.

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Edge will make his Raw in-ring return next week against Randy Orton in a rematch from WrestleMania 36.

Charly Caruso asks Murphy why he is so loyal to Seth Rollins. Murphy says he wants to learn from Rollins and get to his level. Maybe one day he’ll be better. That’s later, though. Rollins thinks he can beat Drew McIntyre, and Murphy believes that as well. Murphy knows he can beat McIntyre.

Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink vs. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander
Cedric Alexander starts against Brendan Vink. Alexander tries to chop him, but he hurts his hand. Vink throws him into his corner and tags Shane Thorne in. Alexander quickly dropkicks Thorne down and tags Ricochet in. Alexander knees Thorne, and Ricochet hits Thorne with a neckbreaker on Alexander’s leg for a two count. Alexander tags back in and attacks Thorne. Vink distracts Alexander, leading to Thorne knocking him out of the ring. Vink tags in and sends Alexander into the barricade. Vink applies a chin lock, but Alexander comes back with a Neuralyzer.

Ricochet and Thorne tag in. Ricochet has a whip reversed, but he springboards off the ropes with a cross-body block. Ricochet kicks him and puts him on the top rope for a super hurricanrana. Alexander tags in. Alexander avalanches Thorne, and Ricochet follows up with a dropkick. Alexander hits a tornado DDT, but Vink breaks up the pin. Ricochet knocks Vink out of the ring. Alexander goes for a Lumbar Check, but Thorne fights out. Vink tags in, but Alexander knees him. Ricochet tags in, but Vink takes out Alexander. Thorne knocks Alexander out of the ring. Vink big boots Ricochet for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink

The Street Profits will defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against the Viking Raiders, next.

Video Package: More great moments in the Money in the Bank match

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Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits come out to the ring. Montez Ford tells Angelo Dawkins to give the history of the Performance Center. Dawkins says this is where he met Ford and they broke bread for the first time. They’re going to keep the Tag Titles here against the Viking Raiders because they want the smoke.

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The Street Profits vs. The Viking Raiders
It’ll be Montez Ford starting against Erik. Ford takes a few moments to evade Erik. Erik punches Angelo Dawkins off the apron. Ford attacks Erik in the corner before having a whip reversed. Ford slingshots over him and does some flips before saying Erik can’t touch him. Ford goes after Ivar, but he gets off the apron. Erik then clobbers Ford. Outside the ring, Ivar attacks Dawkins with a big boot and a running cross-body. Erik hits Ford with a t-bone suplex. Erik powerbombs Ford before Ivar tags in and hits a big splash for a near fall.

Ford quickly hits Ivar with a jawbreaker and tags Dawkins in. Dawkins punches away at Ivar, but Erik pulls him off. Dawkins punches Erik down before dropkicking Ivar. Ford tags in and avalanches Ivar. Ivar counters a double-team and tags Erik in. Erik hits Ford with double knees before slamming Ivar into him for a near fall. Erik shoulders Ford in the corner and elbows him. Ivar tags back in and beats Ford down before hitting a snapmare and a falling fist for a near fall. Ivar powers him to the corner and tags Eirk back in. Erik shoulders Ford and goes for a suplex, but Ford counters into a roll-up for a two count.

Dawkins tags in and clotheslines Erik twice before hitting a crazy exploder suplex. Dawkins punches Ivar off the apron and avalanches Erik before hitting a bulldog. Erik quickly pulls Dawkins out of the ring and goes for a suicide dive, but Dawkins punches him. Ivar tries to blindside him, but Dawkins shoulder blocks him into the barricade.

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We come back from the break to see Dawkins applying a chin lock to Erik. Erik fights up, so Ford tags in. Ford attacks and tags Dawkins back in. Dawkins punches Erik in the face. Ivar eventually tags in and clotheslines Ford before taking Dawkins down with a seated senton. Ivar punches Dawkins down and tags Erik in. Erik hits a knee strike for a two count. Erik rolls Dawkins around the ring. Dawkins flips through a slam and hits a gutwrench suplex on Erik.

Dawkins eventually runs wild on Ivar for a near fall. Ivar busts through a double-team clothesline and hits a handspring back elbow on them. Erik tags in and hits Ford with a backbreaker and gutbuster. The Viking Raiders go for the Viking Experience, but Dawkins spears Erik. Ford hits Ivar with a tornado DDT. Dawkins hits Ivar with a spinebuster, and Ford hits the Cash Out. Erik breaks up the pin with a knee to the face. Erik hits Ford with a back body drop over the top rope. They then hit Dawkins with the Viking Experience for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is warming up backstage when Charly Caruso walks up. If Murphy is willing to be a sacrifice, who is McIntyre to deny a slaughtering? He’ll face Murphy later tonight.

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New Raw Tag Team Champions the Viking Raiders are interviewed backstage. They like the Street Profits, but they’re the better tag team and the raid is on.

Footage is shown of AJ Styles winning the Last Chance Gauntlet Match earlier tonight.

Aleister Black is shown backstage. Black asks AJ Styles how it felt to be buried alive. Now Styles is talking about throwing him off the building. If he manages to do that, Styles better pray Black doesn’t get back up. Black will climb the ladder and make Styles wish he was buried deeper than six feet.

NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair will be out, next.

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Rey Mysterio says he’s been in WWE long enough to know what to expect in matches except this Sunday. He doesn’t have a lot of chances left, so he’ll be working hard.

NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair talks about working double duty on Monday and Wednesday. Liv Morgan interrupts her and challenges Flair to a match, reminding her what happened on SmackDown last year.

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Charlotte Flair vs. Liv Morgan
They lock up, and Flair quickly takes her down. Flair soon cinches in a side headlock, but Morgan whips her off. Flair quickly takes her down with a shoulder block. Flair kicks her in the mouth and mocks her. Morgan fights back, but Flair levels her with a forearm. Morgan avoids an avalanche and forearms away at her before hitting a dropkick into the corner. Morgan hits a running hurricanrana and avalanches her in the corner. Flair quickly takes her down with a clothesline.

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We come back from the break to see Flair driving Morgan’s head into the mat a few times. Morgan makes a comeback with some clotheslines and a knee to the head. Morgan double stomps Flair and covers for a near fall. Flair elbows her and drops her on the apron. Morgan quickly snaps her off the top rope and goes for a roll-up, but Flair stomps away at her. Flair talks some trash, but Morgan comes back with a double knee to the face. Flair counters a hurricanrana into a powerbomb for a near fall.

Flair chops away at her in the corner before applying a high angle Boston Crab. Morgan gets to the ropes. Flair charges, but Morgan hits a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Flair quickly slams her down and goes to the top rope, but Morgan cuts her off. Morgan hits double knees off the top rope for a near fall. Morgan covers again for a two count. Morgan goes for Oblivion, but Flair avoids it and applies the Figure Eight for the win.

Winner by Submission: Charlotte Flair

Video Package: The number one moment in Money in the Bank history — Seth Rollins cashing in at WrestleMania 31

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre takes on Murphy, next.

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The commentators run through the rules of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match this year.

Drew McIntyre vs. Murphy w/ Seth Rollins
The bell rings, and McIntyre quickly turns Murphy inside out with a shoulder block. McIntyre gets him out of the ring and attacks. Rollins is at the top of the ramp. McIntyre sends Murphy over the barricade and chops the chest. McIntyre tells Rollins to be a leader. McIntyre stares at Rollins before turning into a baseball slide from Murphy. Murphy sends McIntyre into the barricade twice before sending him into the ring post and puts him in the ring. Murphy goes to thee top rope and hits a meteora for a near fall. Rollins walks down to ringside.

McIntyre fights back and viciously chops Murphy’s chest. McIntyre connects with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre tells Murphy not to give up with his leader watching. Murphy boots him and avoids an avalanche before kicking him in the face. Murphy climbs the ropes, but McIntyre chops him off to the floor. McIntyre gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a diving clothesline. McIntyre kips up and lifts Murphy up. McIntyre climbs to the second rope, but Murphy slides off. Murphy hits a sit-out powerbomb for a one count. Murphy sets up for a Claymore Kick, but McIntyre hits him with a Claymore Kick instead for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Seth Rollins climbs to the apron. McIntyre begs him to get into the ring. Rollins thinks about it. McIntyre says he’ll get on his knees if he’ll fight him right now. Rollins jumps off the apron and walks to the back. McIntyre isn’t happy and shouts at Murphy from the ring. Rollins then appears out of nowhere and superkicks McIntyre down. Rollins says this is bigger than them both. Rollins picks up the WWE Championship and goes for a Stomp, but McIntyre grabs him and hits a Glasgow Kiss! Rollins avoids a Claymore Kick and retreats up the ramp.