The Raw after Money in the Bank is here AEE Universe! All of the fallout from Money in the Bank begins tonight! Who won the Men’s and Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Matches? Becky Lynch has a huge announcement! What is it? What’s next for Edge and Randy Orton as they are both advertised to be on Raw tonight? Was Seth Rollins able to recapture the WWE Championship from Drew McIntyre? Will the Viking Raiders receive a WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match after defeating The Street Profits clean last week. Will this episode of Raw be better than that steaming pile of s&*@ we saw last week? Let’s stop asking questions and get some answers lets dive into the 5 things we learned on tonight’s episode of WWE Raw 5/11/20.
5.) Becky Lynch is pregnant!!! Asuka is new WWE Raw Women’s Champion
Congratulations to Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins!!! Becky Lynch relinquished the WWE Raw Women’s Championship. Sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain. BECKY LYNCH IS PREGNANT!!! So happy for her and Seth! So, Becky had Asuka in the ring and told her that the Money in the Bank briefcase she won didn’t have a contract in it but the WWE Raw Women’s Championship was in it. Asuka is now the champion! This was a great moment for both women. Becky because she will be a mother and Asuka because she deserves to be champion. She is one of the best if not the best woman wrestler on the planet. This was an unexpected way to start Raw but I’m happy for all parties involved. Once again congratulations to Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. The people at AEE and RSH Wrestling wish you all nothing but the best. I’m not sure if this means Seth is going away too. But Becky we look forward to seeing you back! Be safe and thank you for everything you have done! I’ll wear my The Man shirt proudly!!!!!!!!
4.) Zelina Vega’s group has some tension brewing! Drew McIntyre throws a Claymore party and announces opponent for next week!
It looks like there is trouble within Zelina Vega’s group. Austin Theory, Angel Garza, and Andrade Flair were all shown arguing backstage. Garza then went out and beat Akira Tozawa. Then after the match, they argue some more. Then Drew McIntyre comes out and Claymore’s Theory and Garza. This is interesting that there is already tension among this group. They haven’t been together that long but I can’t say these three are really “ratings” guys either. Basically none of these three men bring fans to the TV. Anyways, this leads to a match between Drew and Andrade Flair. Very good match that Drew wins. I like this confident badass Drew with personality. This guy has what it takes to be the main guy in WWE. Look, attitude, mic skills, and is a beast in the ring. He then announces due to what Drew called the Brand vs Brand invitational next week he will go one on one with Smackdown’s own King Corbin. Corbin later had a backstage interview where he confirmed the match for next week. I don’t understand the idiots saying this is dumb. By idiots I mean all the people I see on Twitter bitching about this. WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC, WWE has a limited roster, and ratings are tanking. This makes sense on all accounts. Utilize all your guys and gals and create some interesting matchups. I actually wanna see Corbin vs Drew. Lucky for me we learned we will get to see that next week on RAW.
3.) Alister Black and Rey Mysterio are both ALIVE!!!!!
Well, Aleister Black and Rey Mysterio didn’t die last night after being thrown off the roof. Luckily, they landed on the ….. Second roof? Anyways, they tagged up tonight to take on Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy. Seth is still pissed he lost to Drew last night. He didn’t even shake Mysterio’s hand after he congratulated him on being a dad. Seth looked insane tonight. He didn’t seem interested in being in the match, his mind was not in it, and he looked completely disengaged. Impressive showing by Murphy by the way he pretty much worked the whole match without any help from Seth. Rey took a shot at Seth while in the corner and it set Seth off. Seth yanked him out of the ring and beat the crap out of him. Then tossed Aleister over the barricade. Seth has taken this character to another level!!!!
He took Rey and rubbed his eye into the corner of the steel steps and busted it open!!!! I LOVE THIS NEW CRAZY DEMENTED SETH ROLLINS!!!! He then went to the trainer’s room to “check” on Rey and says he doesn’t know what happened. WTF. This is so odd but I’m so intrigued to see where it goes next for Seth. What lies next for the daddy to be we don’t know but one thing we learned tonight is Seth has gone off of the deep end and it should be fun to see where that takes him next.
2.) The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders go against each other in……Basketball?
Yeah, you read that correctly! What in the actual #(*@*!!!!! This is my issue with RAW’s tag team division. A BASKETBALL GAME? I know they want to give the Viking Raiders personality but between this and the stupid car singing segment a few weeks back what does WWE think this is going to accomplish. This just hurts them as being credible challengers and makes them look foolish. I get what they are doing with the whole The Viking Raiders can beat The Street Profits in everything storyline. Since The Street Profits have never been able to defeat The Viking Raiders in a match thus far. Was this entertaining? You all tell me? I found myself wishing that I had changed my channel instead of watching this. This was awful!!!!!!!! Like are they legit trying to bury The Viking Raiders? Or just make them look like jokes? Same with The Street Profits! All that momentum they had after getting called up to Raw and now there playing basketball. I don’t get it. Not a fan of this at all. At least the Smackdown Tag Division actually has good wrestling matches and good teams. Raw has a bunch of lost teams with no direction. This was awful, just awful. I do not want the smoke.
The Extra Points
Jinder Mahal had a backstage interview. He said he’s happy for Drew and since he is a former champion he deserves to be loved just like Drew. We need a Drew vs Jinder title feud!!!!!!!!! DON’T HINDER JINDER!!!!!
Bobby Lashley beat Humberto Carrillo in a No DQ match. They continue to build Lashley up as this big badass but have yet to insert him into a significant feud. Not sure what the hell they are waiting for. Well, it looks like after a talk with MVP backstage Lashley could be joining up with MVP soon and I think that’d be great for him.
After interrupting A Moment of Bliss with my baby boo Alexa Bliss and her BFF Nikki Cross the returning IIconics challenged them to a title match. Cross said you don’t just come back and demand a title match so they compromised and had a regular non-title match. The IIconics then won the match and it looks like they are next in line for a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match and that match will happen next week on Raw.
Richochet, Cedric Alexander, and R-Truth teamed up to take on MVP, Shane Thorn, and Brendan Vink. This was a surprisingly entertaining match. Mainly because R-Truth is insane. But anyway, Truth got the victory after hitting the Lie Detector on MVP. After the match, Lashley came out laid out Truth and left with MVP and told him they need to talk. As stated above it seems like we are headed for a Lashley/MVP pairing and I think it makes a lot of sense. Interested to see where this goes.
Shayna Baylzer talked shit about Becky and Seth’s unborn kid. She said Becky’s career is basically over. Probably because no one in their right mind would impregnate Shayna. But I digress. Natalya hell-bent on teaching Bayzler a lesson in respecting motherhood later in the night in there match together was unable to as Bayzler defeated her with a knee strike to the head. Shayna is the badass they need in the Women’s division right now. I hope she feuds with Asuka for the title at some point.
They aired a clip of “The Last Ride” the Undertaker documentary that just came out on the WWE Network. AJ Styles was shown watching it and threw his popcorn in anger after the clip was over. Apparently he isn’t over being buried alive by The Deadman yet.
1.) Randy Orton is not done with Edge yet
Randy Orton came out and interrupted Edge tonight after Edge said he was done with Orton and got the closure he needed and was ready to move on. Orton then came out and said the better man won and acted like he was leaving only to come back and say he couldn’t do it and that the best man might have won that night but the better wrestler didn’t. He tells Edge that he doesn’t think he has the ability to get in the ring and actually wrestle anymore. No matter how much grit or passion that he has. Orton then challenges Edge to a straight-up wrestling match at Backlash on June 14th. Edge didn’t give an answer.
So apparently they are going to drag this out over the coming weeks. I’m still living on cloud 9 that I get to see Edge perform again after thinking for years I would never get to again. I’m ok with them extending this rivalry out a bit more(for ratings I’m sure) as long as Backlash is the end. Seth Rollins, Aleister Black, AJ Styles, Drew McIntyre, Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, and the list goes on and on of people that we have yet to see Edge get in the ring with before. These are all guys that Edge would tear it up with. We have seen the Randy and Edge story many times and let’s hope this is the final chapter at Backlash. Yes, I’m going out on a limb and assuming Edge is accepting this match. This was a much better episode of Raw from last week. We learned that if RAW actually gets a horrible rating for having a horrible show WWE might try the next week. Noted.
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