Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of Monday Night RAW!
- Drew McIntyre comes out to the ring to start the show to address the attack by T-Bar and Mace orchestrated by MVP last week. MVP comes out onto the stage and says that Bobby will submit him at Wrestlemania: Backlash just like he did at Wrestlemania and that that Mace and T-Bar don't work for him. Drew is then attacked from behind by Mace and T-Bar before leaving passed MVP as we go to commercial.
- Backstage Drew demands Adam Pearce make a handicap match between Mace, T-Bar, and himself.
Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin vs Viking Raiders
Shelton and Erik start the match off by exchanging strikes before Shelton takes Erik down repeatedly and tags in Cedric who dropkicks Erik. The former Hurt Business members then isolate Erik until he gets the hot tag to Ivar who drops Cedric and hits his signature cartwheel before VR pin Cedric with their finisher The Viking Experience for the win.
Winner: Viking Raiders defeat Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin via pinfall.
- Backstage Randy Orton is interviewed ahead of his facing Braun Strowman one on one for the first time ever and that he's focused on whoever wins at Wrestlemania: Backlash. Riddle then shows up and drives his scooter around Randy while congratulating him on his victory at Wrestlemania before leaving as we go to commercial.
- We come back from the break to a video package for Charlotte Flair and her return last week where she attacked Asuka and Rhea Ripley ahead of her match against Asuka later tonight. Charlotte then comes out to the ring as we go to commercial.
- We come back from the break to Charlotte in the ring where she cuts a similar promo to the one she did last week and calls the women's locker rats before she talks about how she had a Wrestlemania match taken away from her. Charlotte says that she can beat both Rhea and Asuka before she's interrupted by Asuka who comes out to the ring and only for the two to be interrupted by the RAW Women's champion. Asuka and Charlotte then have words as Rhea looks on from the stage.
Riddle vs Randy Orton
Randy is in control early before Riddle comes back with a suplex before locking in a sleeper. Riddle hits Randy with a flurry of strikes and a senton for two before Randy hits a superplex for two. Riddle then locks in a triangle before Randy begs to the ropes for the break before Randy hits a draping DDT before calling for the RKO. Riddle then counters an attempted RKO into a crucifix for the pin and the win.
Winner: Riddle defeats Randy Orton via pinfall.
- Adam meets with newly crowned United States champion Sheamus in his office who says that he's going to cement his own legacy on his own time.
Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs Lana & Naomi
Naomi and Nia start the match off before Lana comes in and she and Naomi double up on Nia for two before Shayna comes in and drops Lana repeatedly. Lana rolls Shayna up for two before Shayna stomps the elbow of Lana and Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke come out onto the stage. Dana and Mandy then throw to the big screen before showing them attacking Nia last week as well as Nia slipping last week before Nia leaves ringside. Naomi and Lana then pin Shayna when she is rejected the tag by Nia with a double team sit-out face buster.
Winner: Lana and Naomi defeat Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax via pinfall.
- We get a video of Bad Bunny and Damian Priest being interviewed backstage after their win at Wrestlemania as we go to commercial.
- We get tonight's edition of Miz TV with special guest Maryse where the couple celebrate with champagne before they're interrupted by Damian Priest who Miz cheated to defeat in their match last week. Priest and Miz nearly come to blows before Maryse tells Damian that he can face Miz again tonight before throwing champagne in his face and leaving with Miz.
Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) vs Elias (w/ Jaxson Ryker)
Elias is in control until Xavier grabs his guitar and tries to play a song and distracts Elias which allows Kofi to come back with strikes in the corner and a frog splash. Kofi then hits an SOS for a deep two count before rocking Elias up top and Elias counters a frankensteiner into a diving elbow drop for the pin and the win.
Winner: Elias defeats Kofi Kingston via pinfall.
- We get tonight's edition of Alexa's Playground where she introduces us to her toy she's had since she was a child named Lily. Alexa then says that Lily didn't like The Fiend and doesn't like anyone in the women's locker room.
- We get a recap of Mandy and Dana costing Shayna and Nia their tag match against Lana and Naomi. We go backstage to Dana and Mandy who are briefly interviewed before Nia shows up and she scurry away before Shayna comes from behind and reprimands Nia before leaving. We then see Angel Garza who asks Nia what she sees in Reginald before leaving.
Drew McIntyre vs T-Bar & Mace
Drew goes right after T and punches and chops him in the corner before Mace comes in and drops Drew as we see MVP looking on from backstage before the former Retribution members double team Drew and suplex him for two. M&T chain together offense and frequent tags until Drew comes back with strikes and a spine buster into a jack knife cover for two on T-Bar before hitting a headbutt. Mace gets knocked off of the apron before T backs Drew into the corner and Mace and T-Bar attack Drew for the disqualification.
Winner: Drew McIntyre defeats Mace and T-Bar via disqualification.
- After the match Braun Strowman comes out and runs Mace and T-Bar off as we go to commercial.
Drew McIntyre & Braun Strowman vs T-Bar & Mace
Braun starts the match off and lets Drew catch his breath before Drew comes in and Mace drops Drew with a clothesline to the throat before Braun comes back in and beats on T-Bar in the corner. Braun whips T-Bar across the ring before Braun gets sent into the post and Mace and T-Bar hit Braun with a double superkick before grounding him. Mace holds Braun before T-Bar kicks Braun in the side of the face and Braun hits a back drop before getting the hot tag to Drew. Drew drops T and hits Mace with an overhead belly to belly suplex into a neckbreaker before ripping the mask off of Mace before Mace slaps him. Drew then attacks Mace with his own mask for the disqualification.
Winner: Mace and T-Bar defeat Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman via disqualification.
- After the match Braun comes in and runs over T-Bar before ripping his mask off and chasing the unmasked former Retribution members off.
The Miz (w/ Maryse) vs Damian Priest
Miz immediately rolls out of the ring and kisses Maryse before Damian suplexes Miz from the apron before hitting a jumping back elbow before Maryse distracts Damian. Miz attacks Damian from behind and his a baseball slide that sends Damian out of the ring before hitting a diving double ax handle back inside the ring. Miz hits a reverse DDT before Damian kicks him in the chest and hits a jumping back elbow in the corner before hitting a springboard roundhouse kick. Maryse then gets on the apron before Miz gets a near fall off of a leverage pin before Damian hits a bell clap and pins Miz with Hit the Lights for the win.
Winner: Damian Priest defeats The Miz via pinfall.
- United States champion Sheamus is in the ring where he talks about how he intends to be champion for a long time and that he's going to be a fighting champion. Sheamus says that he's going to issue an open challenge whenever he wants before asking anyone in the back to step up before he's interrupted by Humberto Carrillo. Sheamus then attacks Humberto before dumping him out of the ring and clotheslining him at ringside before sending him into the barricade and the post. Sheamus then drags Humberto into the corner before hitting a Brogue Kick.
Asuka vs Charlotte Flair
Rhea joins at ringside in front of the ramp before the two run the ropes and try to knock each other over before Charlotte drops Asuka with a boot. Charlotte hits a neckbreaker onto the apron before they fall off and Rhea gets up and stands over them as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Charlotte in control of Asuka back in the ring before Asuka comss back with a German into a shining wizard for two. Asuka goes for an armbar before Charlotte counters and elbows Asuka in her open guard before hitting a knee and Asuka hits a Code Breaker. Charlotte spears Asuka for a deep two count before Charlotte locks in a knee bar in the ropes and Asuka jumps over a chop block and locks in an Asuka Lock. Charlotte gets to the ropes for the break before hitting a chop block and locking in a Figure Four before Rhea pulls Charlotte when she locks in a Figure Eight. Asuka then pins Charlotte with a crucifix after Charlotte tries to pull Rhea into the ring.
Winner: Asuka defeats Charlotte Flair via pinfall.
- After the match Charlotte attacks and lays out the referee before leaving as we go off the air.