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RAW after WrestleMania Results: No.1 Contender crowned; Charlotte Flair returns

A bizarre night on RAW!
A bizarre night on RAW!
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Bobby Lashley was seen entering the arena before RAW after WrestleMania and Riddle challenged him to a match.

The All Mighty told him he was busy celebrating but Riddle kept pushing for the match. Lashley got mad and took him down before agreeing to the bout.


Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Riddle on RAW

Bobby Lashley and MVP kicked off the RAW after WrestleMania and we headed for the match right away. Riddle was taking a beating before he could even finish his entrance.

Lashley tossed Riddle around the ring and into the barricades before bouncing him off the ring post. The match finally started and the WWE Champion continued his beatdown in the corner before Riddle managed to land some big shots of his own.

Riddle was hit with a neck breaker and a facebuster but still managed to kick out before trying for the Floating Bro. Lashley got the Hurt Lock in and picked up the win.

Result: Bobby Lashley def. Riddle

Grade: B+


Rhea Ripley was in a backstage interview on RAW and said she would usher in a new era in the women's division and will beat Asuka once more tonight.


The Viking Raiders vs. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander on RAW

Former tag team champs, the Viking Raiders returned to RAW after seven months. Ivar started things off with Alexander in the ring before tags were made and the Raiders hit a double-team move. Erik was nearly pinned by Benjamin after a vertical suplex.

Ivar was back in and hit a huge splash on Benjamin before he was isolated by Cedric and Benjamin. Ivar hit a double clothesline and tagged in Erik for the Viking Experience on Benjamin for the win.

Result: The Viking Raiders def. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander

Grade: B

Backstage on RAW, Asuka said that tonight she will win back the title.


Charlotte Flair returns to RAW

Charlotte made her return on RAW and was upset that she wasn't on WrestleMania. She called Rhea Ripley an opportunist and a snake before saying that no one could be compared to herself.


Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka - RAW Women's Championship match

The two superstars unloaded on each other as the match started and Ripley tossed Asuka around the ring after getting the advantage. The Empress Of Tomorrow got a near fall off a rollup before being kicked off the top rope to the outside.

Asuka went for a big German Suplex and the hip attack before hitting a high kick and a sliding knee to Rhea's head. Asuka hit a dive but Ripley locked in the Prism Trap before the Japanese star got to the ropes and broke the hold.

Asuka tried to hit a crucifix but both women went down before she went for the armbar again. Asuka transitioned to the Asuka Lock before Ripley managed to get out of the hold.

Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka - RAW Women's Championship match (contd...)

On the apron, Asuka hit a DDT and the match on RAW went outside before Charlotte attacked her and Ripley.

Result: DNF

Charlotte wiped out both superstars at ringside and taunted them before walking out.

Grade: A


Backstage on RAW, Miz & Maryse were there for a special episode of Miz TV.


Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler were backstage on RAW and Baszler walked out before Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke attacked Jax.


Alexa Bliss introduces Lily on RAW

Alexa Bliss was back on RAW talked about being lost and then rescued by the 'darkness', referring to The Fiend. However, when the 'darkness' went away, Alexa said that she realized that she didn't need it anymore and it was holding her back.

Alexa said that she unlocked something 'truly evil' and showed off her new friend 'Lily', a creepy doll.


Miz TV On RAW

Miz, Maryse, and Morrison were out for Miz TV and they announced the premiere of the new season of Miz & Mrs.

They then started talking about Bad Bunny's wrestling accomplishments at WrestleMania before Priest came in and said that The Miz was taking credit for Bunny's hard work.

The Miz challenged Priest to a match on RAW before Morrison too stepped in. Priest said he was up for a handicap match and headed to the ring right away.


Damian Priest vs. Miz & Morrison - 2-on-1 Handicap match on RAW

Miz kicked off the match and managed to take Priest down early before tagging in Morrison. Miz & Morrison were tagging in and out before Priest caught them in either corner and hit them with splashes.

Morrison went down with a Broken Arrow and The Miz took a Chokeslam before he could make the tag. Priest hit a dive to the outside and took out both men before kicking The Miz into the apron.

Morrison was kicked off the top rope before Priest hit the spinning heel kick off the top. Priest got the Hit the Lights on Morrison but The Miz already got the tag. Maryse interfered and Priest told her to go away before The A-Lister rolled him up with his feet on the ropes for the win on RAW.

Result: Miz & Morrison def. Damian Priest

Grade: B

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke on RAW

Nia and Dana started off the match on RAW and Brooke was being tossed around in no time. Nia hit an elbow drop for a near fall before tagging in Baszler who took a dropkick from Rose.

Rose unloaded on Shayna and escaped Khirifuda Clutch before Jax tagged in but then slipped off the apron. Dana and Rose laughed and then retreated backstage while Nia was fuming in the ring and the ref counted Rose out.

Result: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke via count-out

Grade: C


Drew McIntyre confronts MVP on RAW

MVP was out next and said that Lashley was supposed to be there to celebrate his win at WrestleMania but felt disrespected after Riddle challenged him. MVP said no one was able to beat the Hurt Lock before Drew McIntyre came out.

Drew said he was still not done with Lashley and was still going to pursue the WWE title. MVP talked about earning his opportunity before Braun Strowman came out to send Drew to the back of the line.

Randy Orton came out next on RAW and he too wanted a shot at the WWE title. Before things went out of hand, Adam Pearce came out and set up a triple threat between Drew, Randy, and Braun to decide Lashley's next title opponent.


Backstage on RAW, Braun, and Drew got in each other's face before their match later in the night.


Elias and Ryker were out and The Drifter's guitar sounded like a trumpet and it turned out to be the New Day, messing with them. New Day taunted them for being beaten up by Braun at WrestleMania.

Elias said the same thing happened to the New Day before they headed for the match.


The New Day vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker on RAW

Woods sent Ryker and Elias out of the ring as the match started and the two hit dives to the outside before we headed for a break.

Woods was in trouble when we returned to RAW but got a roll-up for a near fall. Woods finally got the tag and Kofi came in and took Elias and Ryker out before hitting the stomp on The Drifter.

The New Day vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker on RAW (contd...)

Kofi hit the Boom Drop on RAW and then took out Ryker from the ring apron. Woods took out Ryker with a dive and then hit the Double Stomp on Elias with Kofi's help for the win.

Result: The New Day def. Elias & Jaxson Ryker

Grade: C


We returned to the Firefly Funhouse and Bray Wyatt welcomed us back and he said that all their 'true' friends were there, hinting at the Alexa Bliss' betrayal. Bray then said that he felt like he was reborn before bidding us goodbye.


Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman vs. Randy Orton - No.1 Contender's Match for the WWE Championship on RAW

Drew was sent outside early on and after taking out Randy. Braun tried to tackle McIntyre but was met with the steel steps to the face. After a break on RAW, Orton, and Drew managed to send Strowman outside before facing each other in the ring.

The Monster Among Men returned to the ring and kicked Orton down before Drew was dropped on the apron. Randy sent Drew into the barricades, announce table, and ring post before sending him over to the announce desk.

Braun tackled Randy and hit Drew with the steel steps before hitting Orton with it too. Braun took a big move from Orton before Randy got the RKO but Drew broke the pin with the Claymore and pinned Orton instead.

Result: Drew McIntyre def. Braun Strowman & Randy Orton

Grade: A+

MVP came out after the match and T-Bar and Mace hit a double chokeslam on him. Are the former RETRIBUTION members now working for MVP?


Episode Grade: B

We got a WrestleMania rematch on RAW and the return of the former tag champs. Charlotte and Maryse returned on RAW as well while Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, and Braun Strowman got a shot at earning a WWE title match at WrestleMania Backlash.

Edited by Alan John

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