WATCH: WWE Raw 5/18/2020 Online
Preview: As part of the brand-to-brand invitational, The King of The Ring is coming to Raw to make an example of Drew McIntyre.
The Show begins, a video package was played from last week of Becky Lynch handover her WWE Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka.
In the ring, Charly Caruso calls out Randy Orton as the WWE Universe wanted to know why he issues a straight-up wrestling match challenge to Edge last week.
Orton comes out and says that at Wrestlemania Edge was a better man but all he needs is one more match to prove that he is a better wrestler than him. Orton then sends some message to Edge saying that, last week he saw doubt and fear on Edge’s face when the challenge was issued.
Hearing this Edge makes his way out to the ring, and said, that he knows the games that Orton is playing with him. For Orton, this could be another match because being a wrestler was handed to him. On the other hand, Edge had to earn his way to be a wrestler and he has done it all for the love of the sport. Later, Orton asked him straight up that if he accepts the challenge for the match to which Edge said yes he accepts.
Backstage, Seth Rollins was seen with Buddy Murphy as they make their way out to the ring.
In the ring, Rollins talks about the loss he had against Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank lead him to depression. Last week on Raw his action against Rey Mysterio was an act for sacrifice for clarity to be a leader on Mondy Night Raw.
Rollins then talks to Mysterio by looking at the camera, that now he is watching at home but soon he will realise that his action last week was right. Hearing this Humberto Carrillo come out and talks about the last week’s attacks where he said that Mysterio is his idol and he wanted to face Rollins now.
To which Rollins said that he is not dressed to wrestler tonight but Murphy can, Murphy who has a match scheduled tonight against Aleister Black, but he won’t mind facing Carrillo now.
Match 1: Buddy Murphy vs. Humberto Carrillo.
Bell ring, both men were seen wrestling in an out of the ring, Carrillo then climbs then ropes and as he was about to jump, Murphy pulls his leg and Carrillo falls to the ring. Seeing this Murphy continued to attack him. Carrillo quickly delivers a jawbreaker, to which Murphy kicks him in the midsection.
Later, Carrillo was distracted by Rollins out of the ring, as Carrillo was about to jump over him again, Murphy kicks him and attacks him and pins Carrillo for victory.
Winner: Buddy Murphy.
After the match, Murphy continued at attacks Carrillo, seeing this Black comes out and attacks Murphy as Rollins quietly walks out.
Backstage, King Baron Corbin was seen arguing about not having a private locker room on Raw to the WWE Officials.
Liv Morgan talks via satellite, that she is determined and one day she will be a WWE Raw Women’s Champion.
In the ring, Charlotte Flair makes her way out and talks about the upcoming Champion vs. Champion match against Bayley on Smackdown that she will win it and she also spoke about her tonight’s challenge, Ruby Riott will be an example for them.
Match 2: WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Ruby Riott.
Bell rings, Flair was seen dominating Riott in and out of the ring, Flair then chocked Riott at the corner of the ringside turnbuckle and delivered a vicious chest chope to her. Quickly Riott slams Flair to the turnbuckle and goes for the pin as Flair kicks out. Flair fights back, Riott quickly slams her to the ring and holds Riott in a left arm submission.
Flair overpowers and kicks Riott on her midsection, Riott quickly rolls Flair backwards and goes for the pin as it ends in two counts. Quickly Flair holds Riott in a fight eight submission as Riott taps out.
Winner: WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair.
Backstage, Bobby Lashley was seen in an interview where he was interrupted by MVP, MVP said that he is championship material and he can be a WWE Champion soon only if he stops being with clowns like R Truth and Lana. If Lashley is serious about his then, Lashley needs to free Lashley first.
In the ring, Kairi Sane introduces the new WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka. Asuka comes out to the ring, Sane then gives Asuka flowers to congratulate for winning the title and being a Grand Slam Champion.
Hearing this Nia Jax crashes the party, Jax then said that there is nothing to celebrate about this because she was handed the title and soon the title will be in her hands. Hearing this Asuka attacks and throws her out of the ring.
Backstage, King Baron Corbin spoke in an interview about that he choose to face WWE Champion Drew McIntyre in the brand to brand invitation tonight and he will defeat him. McIntyre was seeing this on a TV at the locker room.
In the ring, R Truth comes out and talks about his match last night which was interrupted last week by Bobby Lashley. Truth talks about what he learnt from his childhood hero John Cena to Never Give Up! They then continued to say that once he defeats Bobby Lashley tonight then will be coming for the 24X7 Championship.
Match 3: R Truth vs. Bobby Lashley.
Bell rings, Truth rolls out of the ring and mocks Lashley, Lashley runs towards and slams Truth to the ringside barricade and to the ring post.
Lashley then throws Truth in the ring, Truth tries to fights back as Lashley delivers a vicious clothesline to him, Lashley then slams Truth in a full nelson slam and continued to hold Truth in a full nelson submission as the referee stops the match.
Winner: Bobby Lashley.
After the match, MVP comes out and looks at Lashley.
Backstage, Lana was seen screaming seeing at this.
Match 4: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match.
Bell ring, Bliss and Kay start the match, Bliss attacks both Kay and Royce. Bliss then tags Cross. Cross enters the ring and attacks both Kay and Royce.
Cross quickly tags Bliss, Bliss attacks Kay and goes for the pin as Royce stops the pinfall. Seeing this Cross enters and takes out Royce, Kay then attacks Cross.
Seeing this Bliss delivers twisted Bliss to Kay and as she went for the pinfall, Royce stops her and continued to slam Bliss at the ringside turnbuckle. The referee tried to stop her but as she didn’t listen to him the match was stopped.
Winner: And still WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match – Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross – via DQ.
Backstage, Kairi Sane was attacked by Nia Jax.
Backstage, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce were seen crying and arguing about their loss tonight.
Backstage, Asuka was seen with Sane and the doctors, where Asuka was angry on Jax and went on to hunt her. Asuka then finds Jax and attacks her.
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Match 5: Shana Blazer vs. Natalya – Submission Match.
Bell rings, Blazer quickly holds Natalys in a headlock submission. Natalya rolls over and tried to hold Blazer in a sharpshooter. Blazer avoids it and holds Natalya is a lower-body submission.
Natalya breaks the hold, Blazer then attacked Natalya in the midsection. Seeing an opportunity Blazer quickly holds Blazer in a sharpshooter submission, Blazer quickly holds the ring ropes and breaks the submission.
Blazer rolls out of the ring, Natalya throws Blazer in the ring and attacks her. Seeing this Blazer quickly holds Natalya in a sleeper hold as she taps out.
Winner: Shana Blazer via submission.
After the match, as the WWE crew was setting up for the Kevin Owens show, Natalya throws the chair out of the ring in frustration.
Backstage, Zelina Vega was seen with her trio Angel Garza, Austin Theory and Andrade where they all ended in an argument to decided to end all this in the ring tonight on Kevin Owen’s show.
In the ring, Owens makes his way out to the ring and talks about his injury at Wrestlemania 36 and then he thanked Natalya for the re-doing the set of KO Show.
Owens then calls out Zelina Vega and her trio Angel Garza, Austin Theory and Andrade to the ring. Without wasting any time she talks about her team and praises them, she then demands respect from Owens.
To which said that we do have more guest on the show and calls out Apollo Crews, Crews runs to the ring and attacks Andrade for his action a few weeks ago on Raw.
Match 6: Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens vs. Andrade and Angel Garza.
Bell rings, Owens and Apollo were seen in the ring dominating Garza. Garze tags Andrade, Andrade attacks Owens, Owens fights back and tags Crews.
Crews enter and take out Andrade and Garza. Andrade tags Garza. Quickly Crews then deliver a powerbomb to Garza and pin him for victory.
Winner: Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens.
After the match, Garza and Andrade attack Austin Theory for not helping them during the match. They slammed Theory to the ringside barricade.
Backstage, WWE Drew McIntyre was seen in an interview where he said fighting King Baron Corbin is his dream match and he is looking forward for it as a Claymore is waiting for him.
Match 7: Buddy Murphy vs. Aleister Black.
Bell ring, both men brought the fight to each other, Murphy rolls out of the ring, Black follows him and attacks him, as Murphy was attacking Black, Black accidentally kicks his leg at the ringside post and injured his leg.
Seeing this Murphy attacked Black in the ring, Outside the ring, Seth Rollins goes and give hand to Austin Theory and picks him up who was lying down at the ringside barricade.
Rollins then directs Theory to attacks Black which he does. The referee stops the match due to outside interference, Black then attacks Theory, seeing this Murphy join him to attack Black. Theory then picks up Black and attacks him. Rollins then hugs him in the ring and appoints him as his disciple.
Winner: Aleister Black via disqualification.
Backstage, Apollo Crews was seen in an interview where he said that he is ready to prove everyone that he is back and strong. The win tonight has made him stronger, he then issues a United States Championship match to Andrade next week on Monday Night Raw, Zelina Vega accepts it on behalf of Andrade.
Match 8: WWE Champions Drew McIntyre vs. King Baron Corbin.
Before the bell rings, ‘The Almighty’ Bobby Lashley and MVP come out to the ring entrance ramp, MVP then said that they want to look at this match very closely because they are interested in McIntyre. To which Lashley said, that he is coming for the WWE Championship.
Bell ring, both men lock horns in the middle of the ring, the strength was equally matched. Corbin then kicks McIntyre in the midsection, to which McIntyre delivers a chest chop to him.
The continued to fight in the ring where McIntyre delivered a vicious clothesline and Corbin rolls out of the ring, McIntyre then delivers another clothesline as Corbin and he falls on the other side of the barricade. McIntyre then continues to attack him and throws Corbin in the ring.
Later in the ring, Corbin was seen dominating McIntyre in the ring and delivered a clothesline to McIntyre and took him out cold. McIntyre struggled to stand up on his feet, seeing this Corbin attacks him and slams McIntyre’s face to the ringside turnbuckle. McIntyre and Corbin were then seen at the top of the ropes, where Cobin delivers a suplex from the top to the ring and goes for the pinfall as it ends in one count.
As Corbin picks McIntyre up to punch him, McIntyre delivers a belly-to-belly suplex and attacks him. Corbin then delivers an elbow punch to McIntyre, McIntyre quickly delivers a power slam to Corbin and goes for the pinfall as it ends in two counts.
Corbin then gets up on his feet and slams McIntyre’s face to the ringside turnbuckle followed by a side bodyslam and tries to pin as it ends in two counts once again. Corbin then climbs the ropes and jumps overs McIntyre, McIntyre kicks him on the midsection and delivers a Future Shock DDT and then goes for a Claymore kick, Corbin avoids the Claymore kick and delivers a side bodyslam and goes for the pinfall but it ends in two counts.
Corbin then picks up McIntyre, McIntyre delivers a Glasgow Kiss followed by a Claymore kick and pins him for victory.
Winner: Drew McIntyre.
After the match, MVP was appreciating McIntyre performance tonight. McIntyre calls Lashley to the ring, MVP stops him and say that it will happen when the time is right.