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(Featured below are complete results of the April 13th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL written by wrestling-edge.com’s newest female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter @JamieRush312.)
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (4/13/2020)
The WWE Forever intro plays us into the RAW opening video sequence to kick off the April 13, 2020 episode of Monday Night RAW! We are hyped for tonight’s return of the new WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre, fresh off his Wrestlemania 36 victory over Brock Lesnar! A video clip recapping McIntyre’s defeat over Lesnar to ultimately obtain the WWE Championship is presented!
The Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar match from Wrestlemania 36 is highlighted. McIntyre delivering the Claymore Kick to Lesnar for the pin, Lesnar kicking out, stunning McIntyre. Lesnar hitting his finisher, McIntyre kicking out, Lesnar’s turn to be shocked. McIntyre delivering Claymore kick another two times, daring Lesnar back to his feet, McIntyre ultimately landing the pin for the win, obtaining the WWE Championship!
In-Ring – New WWE Champion Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre’s music sounds in the Performance Center as McIntyre makes his way onto the stage, stopping at the top of the ramp to show off the WWE Championship belt, then making his way down the ramp and entering the ring. McIntyre grabs lifts the mic and looks directly into the camera as he thanks the fans at home for inviting him and the other WWE Superstars into their homes for tonight’s WWE Monday Night RAW.
McIntyre continues on thanking fans for their support through the last several months, specifically those who stayed in his corner as he started to show his true self more in the show, adding that online comments can be negative and makes it hard. McIntyre states he is currently living his lifelong dream and is still stunned at his own victory over Brock Lesnar as he had always dreamed of one day beating someone of Lesnar’s capacity.
McIntyre goes on to discuss the match immediately following Wrestlemania 36 where McIntyre had to engage in an impromtu match with the Big Show when Big Show came out pretending to congratulate McIntyre on his victory over Lesnar, then pointing out they were both in ring attire and that McIntyre wasn’t ready for what the WWE Championship Title meant, defending it. McIntyre originally stating he wasn’t going to fight, even with Big Show trying to “push his buttons” as an Irishman with a short fuse.
McIntyre sends us into a video clip of his and Big Show’s bout immediately after Wrestlemania. Big Show trying to take advantage of the fact McIntyre was not at his full ability as he had just taken on Lesnar 20 minutes prior. McIntyre ultimately ducks Big Show’s knockout punch attemp, and lands a Claymore Kick for the pin and win on Show. As we come back from the video clip, McIntyre states he will only fight those worthy of the title shot.
At that point, McIntyre is interrupted by Andrade’s entrance music. Andrade makes his way to the stage with Zelina Vega accompanying him close behind. Vega declares Andrade is a “real champion” of Monday Night RAW as McIntyre mocks, “and the crowd goes… mild,” as he notes he knows what Vega is going to say as he knows what the two are about, joking it’s sounds like something out of “Braveheart”. McIntyre listens to Vega hype Andrade then ultimately states if Andrade wants a champion vs. champion match, he can have it.
The Money in the Bank ladder match qualifiers are announced for tonight’s show, adding that Becky Lynch is in attendance tonight.
We see Asuka preparing for the upcoming qualifiers match, alongside Kairi Sane. Ruby Riott is seen as well as we go to the first commercial break of the night!
According to Drew McIntyre before the break, he is ready for any challenge. The Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade for the Universal Championship Match is announced for later tonight! Champion vs. Champion, is Drew McIntyre ready?
WWE Women’s Money in the Bank Qualifier Match
Asuka vs. Ruby Riott
As we come back from commercial break, we go into the WWE Woman’s Money in the Bank Qualifier Match, the commentator’s explain the MITB title entails a contract for a year long guaranteed anytime anywhere championship match with the title holder. Out first is Asuka of the Kabuki Warriors as her music sounds in the arena. Asuka makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring, moving throughout the ring as her intro song finishes.
Out next is Ruby Riott as her music sounds in the arena. Riott makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring with an awaiting Asuka. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and the match begins. Asuka starts off trash talking in Japanese, inaudible, as she laughs following each statement. Riott looks on, feigning a sportsman-like shake, then grabbing Asuka into a Headlock to start things off in this match up! Riott throws a strike, Asuka mocking her.
As Asuka dances around the ring, Riott grabs Asuka declaring, “I want the real Asuka!” The two continue their back and forth scuffle, Asuka with a kick to the face of Riott, Riott landing in the corner of the ring. Riott back to her feet with a Back Elbow to the face of Asuka. Riott ends up on the canvas, Asuka with a pin attempt. Riott gets the shoulder up for the kick out at two. Asuka lands the Hip Attack, knocking Riott to the outside of the ring, Asuka following closely behind. The referee shouts to the two to get back in the ring.
Ruby Riott grabs Asuka and throws her over the barricade on the outside of the ring. Asuka back to her feet, counters with a kick to Riott. Asuka climbs up on the barricade and begins to do the cabbage patch as she shouts and whoop’s… we go to commercial break.
As we come back from commercial break, Asuka is still in control of the match, Riott is shouting as Asuka drags Riott back to her feet only to throw her back to the canvas. a Running Knee is recapped from during the commercial break by Asuka to Riott off the apron. Riott knocks Asuka into the ropes, Asuka is caught up in the ropes before falling to ringside. Riott follows Asuka out, throwing her back in the ring.
Back in the ring, Riott throws Asuka into the corner, followed by the Forearm. Asuka catches herself in the corner as Riott throws her once again, Asuka stops her short. Both on their knees on the canvas with back and forth strikes to the face as each woman struggles back to their feet, adding in back and forth kicks. Riott rolls Asuka for a pin attempt, Asuka kicks out.
Asuka trying to lock in an Arm Bar, Riott rolls up Asuka for another two count. Riott goes for the Riott Kick, Asuka catches her and locks in an Ankle Lock. Shining Wizard by Asuka for another pin attempt, Riott shockingly kicks out! Asuka trying to set up for the Asuka Lock, Riott sees it coming, backing her up into the corner. Riott with a kick to the face of Asuka. Riott slams Asuka face first into the canvas, followed by a cover. Two count!
Riott grabs Asuka and drags her toward the corner, Riott climbs to the top, Asuka catches Riott and drags her to the mat, locking in the Asuka Lock. Asuka now raging as she shouts. Riott lands a Back Elbow. Riott hits the Flatliner and a cover, Asuka kicks out. Riott locks in a submission as she lands kicks to the side of Asuka’s face. Back and forth pin attempts. Asuka finally locks in the Asuka Lock, Riott taps!
Winner and Moving On to Women’s MITB Ladder Match: Asuka
After the Match
A video recap is shown highlighting the finish of this match.
Charly Carusso Interviews Asuka In-Ring
Charly Carusso congratulates Asuka on her win, stating that Asuka has clearly been more aggressive lately, Asuka says something in Japanese as she tries to catch her breath, then grabs the mic from Carusso, stating “No one is ready for Asuka!” which is clearly understood. Asuka then points up to the MITB briefcase hanging above her head with a confident smile.
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