Plus much Tonight's WWE RAW will take place from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida and will have all of the fallout from last night's Backlash PPV event!
Before the show begins, let's take a look at what tonight has in-store for us!
- Randy Orton Speaks After Winning 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever'
- WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair Makes An Appearance
- Asuka Defends The RAW Women's Championship Against Nia Jax
- Rey Mysterio and Dominik Respond To Seth Rollins
Plus much, much more!
The show kicks off with Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe running down what we will see on the show, this evening.
Then outcomes the winner of 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever', at last night's Backlash PPV, Randy Orton.
The commentary team confirms that Edge did indeed suffer a torn triceps injury during the match with Orton and underwent successful surgery to repair the injury with no timetable set for "The Rated R Superstar's" return.
Orton then grabs a mic and says that he embarrassed Edge, last night and when Edge returned at the Royal Rumble in January, he looked into Edge's eyes and saw that he wouldn't be nearly the competitor that he used to be.
Orton goes on to say that he won the greatest wrestling match ever which makes him the greatest wrestler ever and he doesn't need a WWE title to prove it.
He then says he needs to thank Edge for reigniting his passion to feel like a legend killer again. Orton says he did Edge a favor and now he can go home and be a husband to Beth and a father to his daughter's, Lyric and Ruby.
Orton says he'll see Edge in July...of 2029 and hopes they cross paths once again...in 9 years but he is then interrupted by Edge's best-friend, Christian.
Christian says what kind of man Orton is since he's out here bragging about injuring someone. Christian says he doesn't see the greatest wrestler ever when he looks at Orton...he sees a cold, calculated, son of a bitch.
Christian goes on to say Edge will be back and he will re-write his ending on his own terms, not Randy's.
Randy says he knows the look that Christian has in his eyes and he wants one more match. Christian says he doesn't want another match and he's only here to support his friend, Edge. Orton then says he knows Christian isn't medically cleared to compete but he knows a way around it...to have an unsanctioned match, TONIGHT.
Orton says that offer expires by the end of the night...and if he doesn't accept...he will just confirm what everyone already knows...that he's just a coward.
- Match - Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega) vs Kevin Owens
Key Points - The match begins with some back and forth and then Andrade comes down to the ring and begins to bicker with Garza in between moves which forces Zelina Vega to get frustrated and walk out on both of her clients as the match continues. Kevin Owens picks up the win after hitting the Stunner on Garza. After the match, Zelina Vega comes back to the ring and tells Andrade and Garza to stop fighting with each other and fight together.
Result - Kevin Owens defeats Angel Garza
Highlights (Kevin Owens vs Angel Garza)
After a commercial break, Bobby Lashley and MVP make their way down to the ring. MVP says Lana is exclusively the reason for Lashley losing his bid at the WWE Championship, last night at Backlash and says if Drew McIntyre had any integrity, he will give Lashley another title match on the spot. Lana then comes down to the ring and says MVP is the problem, not her. MVP calls Lana a thot, Lana calls MVP a snake. MVP says before he came into the picture, Lashley couldn't even get in the hunt for a WWE title, nevermind an actual WWE Championship match. Lashley says Lana only cares about social media likes and uses him and their sex life to stay relevant and become famous. Lana says if she wanted to become more famous, she would've slept with someone much more famous than him...like Drew McIntyre. Lashley interrupts her and says he wants a divorce and then he and MVP walk out of the ring.
We then see a video package highlighting the Street Profits and Viking Raiders rivalry which culminated to the 2 teams joining forces to take out Akira Tozawa and his "ninja friends", last night at Backlash.
We then see the 2 teams backstage and Tozawa and the ninjas come up to them and laugh and just walk away as the Viking Raiders say they have an idea on how to deal with them as the segment ends and we head to another break.
- Match - Street Profits and Vikings Raiders vs Akira Tozawa and 3 "ninjas"
Key Points - This is clearly a comedy bit to waste some time here. It's worth to note that WWE Performance Center prospect, Jordan Omegbehin is at ringside, portraying one of the "ninjas". The Profits and Raiders win this match with ease in about 3-minutes.
Result - Street Profits and Viking Raiders defeats Akira Tozawa and "ninjas"
Highlights (Street Profits and Viking Raiders vs Akira Tozawa and "ninjas")
After the match, Omegbehin and Tozawa get in the ring and before any confrontation happens, the Big Show comes down to the ring and takes out all of the 'ninjas' as Omegbehin and Tozawa retreat.
We then see 'The Monday Night Messiah', Seth Rollins backstage and he says that he hopes Dominik is here, tonight, because he has a message to deliver to him and his father, Rey Mysterio as we head to a break.
After the break, we see Seth Rollins making his way down to the ring. Rollins says it's unfortunate that Mysterio took the cowards way out and didn't accept his invitation to join him, tonight on RAW. Mysterio shows up on the big screen and Rollins tells him that Dominik should join himself, Murphy and Theory and if he doesn't...he will have to be sacrificed. Mysterio says if Rollins or one of his goons (Murphy or Theory) touches his son, he will end him. Dominik sneaks up behind Rollins and lays him out, throws him out of the ring and tosses him into the ring steps as Murphy and Theory come running out and surround the ring but Dominik sneaks away into the crowd and gets away untouched.
Backstage, we see Bobby Lashley and MVP talking to WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre and 24/7 Champion, R-Truth.
Lashley and MVP challenge Drew and Truth to a winner-take-all tag-team match for the WWE and 24/7 Titles...a challenge that Drew and Truth accept.
- Match - The IIconics vs Liv Morgan and Natalya
Key Points - This was a showcase match for The IIconics to be built back up after not winning the WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships, last night at Backlash.
Result - The IIconics defeat Liv Morgan and Natalya
Highlights (The IIconics vs Liv Morgan and Natalya)
After the match, The IIconics call out the WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions, Bayley and Sasha Banks for a match, next week on Monday Night RAW (providing Bayley and Banks defeat Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, this Wednesday on WWE NXT).
We see Natalya and Liv Morgan, backstage and Natalya berates Morgan who then walks off...Natalya bumps into Lana who both share sympathies with each other.
Christian makes his way out to the stage and is joined by Charly Caruson...and Christian emphatically accepts Randy Orton's challenge for an unsanctioned match, tonight.
- Match - Apollo Crews vs Shelton Benjamin
Key Points - Apollo Crews wins this one handily over Shelton Benjamin after about 2-3 minutes.
Result - Apollo Crews defeats Shelton Benjamin
Highlights (Apollo Crews vs Shelton Benjamin
We then see R-Truth and Drew McIntyre, backstage and Truth tells McIntyre that he's spoken with WWE officials and their winner-take-all tag-team match against Bobby Lashley and MVP, tonight is just for the WWE Championship and not for Truth's 24/7 Championship.
Backstage, the Street Profits and Viking Raiders are deciding on how to settle their rivalry and Big Show walks in and tells them that they should have a RAW Tag-Team Championship match, next week to settle their differences. Each team accepts and we will have ourselves a title match, next week...maybe...hopefully...
- Match - WWE Championship, Drew McIntyre (C) and R-Truth vs Bobby Lashley and MVP
Key Points - This match was put together to prolong the Drew-Lashley feud and to protect the loser by having Truth or MVP take the fall for the loss...Drew and Truth would win after Drew hit MVP with a claymore kick and tagged in Truth who did a top rope dive for the 1-2-3.
Result - Drew McIntyre and R-Truth defeat Bobby Lashley and MVP
Highlights (Drew McIntyre and R-Truth vs Bobby Lashley and MVP)
The WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions, Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women's Champion, Bayley make their way out to the ring and are joined by The IIconics. The IIconics hype up how they defeated Banks and Bayley at WrestleMania 35, last year for the WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships. The IIconics take out Sasha and Bayley accepts their challenge for a title match, next week on Monday Night RAW, if they retain their titles against Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, Wednesday night on WWE NXT.
- Match - RAW Women's Championship, Asuka (C) vs Nia Jax
Key Points - Nia dominated the first portion of the match and every time Asuka garnered any momentum, Nia countered her with vicious power offense until she pushes the referee and Asuka uses the distraction to roll Nia up for the 1-2-3 and retains her RAW Women's Championship.
Result - Asuka defeats Nia Jax
Highlights (Asuka vs Nia Jax)
- Match - Unsanctioned Match, Randy Orton vs Christian
Key Points - Before the match begins, WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair comes down to the ring and tells Christian not to do this...Christian says he has to and the bell rings. The second the bell rings, Ric Flair hits Christian with a low-blow and Randy Orton follows it up with a punt to the head for the 3-count and the victory.
Result - Randy Orton defeats Christian
Highlights (Randy Orton vs Christian)
And that's a wrap for tonight's edition of Monday Night RAW! Be sure to stay with WNW for our live-coverage of WWE NXT, this Wednesday night, beginning at 8:00pm (Eastern)!
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