WWE Monday Night Raw for May 4, 2020 aired live from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with a closed set as the state (and country) continue to practice social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This action-packed edition of RAW is the final episode to air before the Money in the Bank pay-per-view set for this Sunday, May 10, 2020!
Featured below are complete results of the May 4, 2020 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL written by Rajah.com's newest female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (5/4/2020)
As tonight's WWE Monday Night RAW kicks off, we immediately go into a video package showing the events from the contract signing with Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre on last week's show, McIntyre stating, "you jumped me a couple of weeks ago... you didn't finish the job. At Money in the Bank... finish the job. Go for the throat, because I'll sure as hell go for yours."
Both men rise to their feet, looking into one another's eyes across the table, Rollins begins his statement "Have. faith. in..." *SLAM* McIntyre grabs Rollins by the man bun and slams the superstar's face off the desk inside the ring, Rollins goes at McIntyre and as McIntyre goes for the Claymore, Murphy comes out of nowhere with a kick to the face of McIntyre! McIntyre eventually takes Murphy out with a Claymore, Rollins leaving the ring to save himself, leaving Murphy on his own.
MVP In-Ring VIP Lounge
MVP starts off talking about the Women's Money in the Bank qualifier which had a lot of crazy turns, we go to a quick video clip. Next, MVP calls Asuka to the ring. Asuka's music sounds as she heads down the ramp, entering the ring with MVP. MVP talks in Japanese to Asuka, shocking her as she smiles and responds. MVP explains Asuka said she's happy.
Out next is Shayna Baszler as MVP announces her and her music sounds in the Performance Center. Baszler enters the ring, Asuka arms crossed looking shocked at Baszler from across the ring. MVP states, "and finally, Nia Jax" as Jax makes her way down the ramp, entering the ring with Asuka and Baszler along with MVP.
MVP welcomes all three ladies to the VIP Lounge, stating they will be in the most unique Money in the Bank and out of their comfort zone. MVP speaks directly to Nia Jax, asking her if she thinks she has the skill set to get past the first floor and climb the ladder to the second floor of the match.
Jax responds with attitude questioning MVP, "Do you even watch my matches on Monday Night RAW? How I overpower and dominate anyone I'm put in the ring with?" MVP continues on to Asuka, asking for her response. We get something in Japanese.
Finally, as MVP asks the same of Baszler, Baszler states simply, "Opera Non-Verba" (which means "actions, not words") MVP says he needs to brush up on his Latin as Baszler says she will spell it out for them. Baszler continues on to say what's unique is she does all her talking with her actions, and that's the difference between her and the others in this match, looking to Asuka saying, "Isn't that right Asuka?"
Asuka responds, shouting at Baszler in Japanese, only translatable statement being "Easy-Peezy" and more shouting in Japanese. They stare each other down, then both turn their attention to Nia Jax and together they both Super-kick Nia Jax out of her chair. MVP laughs saying, "Save it for the match". MVP stands between the two remaining women on their feet as a replay is shown and music sounds.
Samoa Joe, Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton speak on Apollo Crews last week with the match he had with Andrade where he had his first chance at a championship, unfortunately injuring himself in a move off the apron, and then again off the turnbuckle where the referee was forced to stop the match, leaving one more spot.
A last chance gauntlet match, with the number of competitors uncertain, starting off with Bobby Lashley when we return from commercial break.
Last Chance Gauntlet Match (for Men's MITB Last Spot)
As we return from commercial break, Bobby Lashley's music sounds as he makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring in the Performance Center for this last chance Gauntlet Match for the last spot in the Men's Money in the Bank match. Lashley leaves Lana backstage as to not distract him at ringside during tonight's match.
Out next, as the second entrance in the gauntlet match is Titus O'Neil. The commentator's remind us they do not know how many people are in the match, once all superstars involved have competed, the last man standing goes on to Money in the Bank. The bell rings and the match begins.
Lashley and O'Neil begin to throw strikes back and forth. Lashley lands a Spear on O'Neil not even a full minute into the match, followed by the cover for the three count.
Titus O'Neil eliminated by Bobby Lashley
Music sounds for Akira Tozawa as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring, landing a Missile Dropkick on Lashley, Lashley still on his feet, Lashley drops Tozawa with a Spear, just as he did O'Neil and goes for the cover, getting the three count. Making this look easy!
Akira Tozawa eliminated by Bobby Lashley
Next our is the fourth contender for the gauntlet match, Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin's music sounds as he makes his way quickly down the ramp and onto the apron where Lashley lands a strike before Benjamin even enters between the ropes. Benjamin using the environment to his advantage as things head to ringside. Lashley having to try a little harder in this bout.
Lashley sends Benjamin into the barricade as the referee continues counting. As the referee gets to seven, Lashley enters and exits the ring to restart the count. Lashley goes for the Spear, Benjamin jumps over him! Lashley attempts the Spear again a minute later, this time connecting! Lashley follows up with a pin, getting the three count and the win!
Shelton Benjamin eliminated by Bobby Lashley
Humberto Carrillo is the fifth entrant in this gauntlet match, Carrillo's music sounds as he makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring with Lashley. We head to commercial break!
As we return from commercial break, there's lots of back and forth action between Carrillo and Lashley.
Later Lashley runs at Carrillo in the corner of the ring, instead of Spearing him, he runs through him. Lashley continued to work over Carrillo in the corner of the ring, the referee finally trying to distance the two, Lashley shoves the referee back. Due to Lashley putting his hands on the WWE official inside the ring, he is eliminated!
Bobby Lashley Eliminated
Instead of leaving the ring, Lashley continues to attack Carrillo, hitting a Spear and a Power Slam to the canvas. Angel Garza's music sounds in the Performance Center as Lashley finishes his attack on Carrillo. Zelina Vega accompanies Angel Garza down the ramp towards the ring. Commentary notes that following the Spear from Lashley, Carrillo will have to go head-to-head with his own cousin, as we head to commercial break!
As we return from commercial break, Angel Garza has Humberto Carrillo in the corner of the ring. Garza lands a shot to the leg of Carrillo, followed by removing his pants in the ring. Garza follows up with a Drop Kick on Carrillo, going for the cover. Carrillo kicks out. Vega rooting on Garza from ringside, leaning on the apron with a smile.
Garza stretching the abdomen of Carrillo, followed by several strikes. We go to double screen, Lana tells Lashley, "if I was in your corner I coulda done something." Lashley responds, "Not now..." and the second screen closes. Back in the ring, Garza bounces Carrillo off the ropes landing him face first on the canvas. Garza goes for another pin, Carrillo STILL kicks out!
Garza mocks Carrillo as Carrillo is clearly injured, Carrillo lands a Hurricanrana and down goes Garza! Carrillo gets a pin fall attempt, Garza kicks out at two. Back and forth action, Carrillo landing a Standing Moonsault on Garza who puts his knees up for the block.
Finally, Garza attempts his finisher after multiple kick outs by Carrillo, Carrillo counters and hits the pin for the victory!
Angel Garza eliminated by Humberto Carrillo
Out next is Austin Theory as his music sounds in the Performance Center. Theory is the seventh entrant into the gauntlet match. We head to commercial break!
As we return from commercial break, both men are grappling on the canvas, Zelina Vega shouting instructions to Theory who is restricting the breathing of Carrillo. Another picture in picture is shown, it's AJ STYLES! Back in the ring, Theory lands a Superplex on Carrillo, Carrillo counters with a hook of the legs, pinning Theory following his their landing!
Austin Theory eliminated by Humberto Carrillo
Out next as the eighth entrant into the gauntlet match, AJ STYLES! Styles music sounds as he stands strong at the top of the stage! Commentary notes that this is the first WWE appearance since he was buried at Wrestlemania 36 by The Undertaker in the Boneyard Match! We head to commercial break again.
As we return from commercial break, Styles is clearly dominating Carrillo in the ring. Styles goes for a Dragon Screw, Carrillo counters with a DDT! Inzuguri to Styles by Carrillo. Styles struggles to get back to his feet. Carrillo and Styles land strikes and kicks back and forth.
Styles attempts a Moonsault, following up with a cradle for a near-fall. Styles with a gained momentum to win this gauntlet match, heads back at Carrillo with a Pump and Gut Buster followed by a Calf Crusher on Carrillo for the tap by Carrillo!
Humberto Carrillo eliminated by AJ Styles
Winner and Final Entrant Into MITB Match: AJ Styles
After the Match
AJ Styles music sounds in the Performance Center as the commentary team announces that Styles was the eighth and final entrant into the gauntlet match, Styles coming out victorious and landing his spot in the MITB Match next weekend!
Styles isn't done yet with Carrillo as he exits the ring, he grabs the leg of Carrillo, slamming Carrillo's knee off the ring-post from the ringside. Styles continues this brutal attack on Carrillo as Saxton states from the broadcaster's table that Styles is clearly a changed man following the Boneyard Match. The referee shouts, "that's enough!" Styles climbs onto the apron, breathing heavy and looking around the Performance Center as "they don't want none, they don't want none..." plays over the speakers.
"I'm not a zombie, I'm not a ghost, I'm the phenomenal AJ Styles, and there's no Undertaker to take my spotlight. Yea yea, I got buried, so what. It doesn't mean I lost. There are no rules in a Boneyard Match, no rules at all. But that was then, and this is now. I seized an opportunity, I am in the most unique MITB Ladder Match, and it was worth it."
Styles continues, "In fact, I'm gonna do anything, and I mean anything for that MITB contract, and if that means throwing a Mysterio or Black off the roof of the Headquarters, so be it. They haven't been through what I've been through or seen what I seen." AJ Styles finishes, stating he will finally win and get the contract and Mr. MITB can be... Phenomenal.
Styles music plays one last time as Styles looks up at the briefcase hanging above his head.
We see the list of Entrants for the Men's Money in the Bank Match this coming weekend including AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Otis, King Corbin, Aleister Black, and Rey Mysterio.
A quick announcement that later tonight the Street Profits will take on the Viking Raiders. Then it is noted that Drew Murphy will take on the Monday Night Messiah's follower, Murphy. Finally it is announced that the Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins is in-ring when we come back from commercial break.
Top MITB Moments
As we return from commercial break, we take a look back at some of the top moments from MITB, starting with #10 in 2007 Kevin Owens being slammed off a ladder ringside. #9 in 2018 in the Women's MITB a Crossbody by Ember Moon #8 in 2013 Daniel Bryan champion, Randy Orton holding the MITB briefcase, Randy Orton pins Bryan become the 7 time champion!
Seth Rollins In-Ring
Speaking of... music for The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins, sounds in the Performance Center as Rollins makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring, sitting across from Charly Caruso at a table inside the ring. Caruso thanks Seth for taking time to sit down, noting that Murphy will take on McIntyre tonight.
Rollins responds, "Whatever is meant to be, will be." adding he has confidence in his disciple, Murphy. Rollins admits Drew is a dominate champion and an honorable warrior, however he is not a leader and it is not his destiny to be the champion that takes us into the future... it's Seth's.
Rollins says McIntyre is going to put up a hell of a fight at MITB, the championship means too much to him, with a scoff, he says he doesn't want to take anything from him. It's his responsibility to be the champion and the leader. Rollins states McIntyre is not ready, Rollins is not trying to crush his dreams, he's trying to unburden him. Rollins states he's trying to save Drew McIntyre.
Rollins says his destiny will ring true when he stands in this ring with his hand held high and the NEW WWE Champion, The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins... is the victor. Rollins music sounds to end the segment.
Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink are preparing backstage as MVP walks up and begins a speech, stating great moments are born of great opportunities. They continue to get hyped up about how they will win their match as we head to commercial break.
As we return from commercial break, we see the video package for World Wish Day and how WWE is involved (same video package shown last week).
Buddy Murphy is questioned backstage as he has a match coming up tonight with Drew McIntyre. Murphy states he's learning and growing more each day with having Seth Rollins as a mentor. Murphy adds he hopes to some day be on the same level as Rollins, maybe better. He digresses as he states he must first focus on tonight.
Brendan Vink & Shane Thorne vs. Cedric Alexander & Ricochet
Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink are shown in their corner as they are announced for this tag-team match, out next is Cedric Alexander and Ricochet who pose at the top of the stage in a cloud of smoke as their music sounds in the arena. They are announced as the opponents of the team already in the ring. Cedric and Ricochet smile as the bell rings. Cedric and Vink start things off.
Cedric uses his speed to keep away from Vink inside the ring, throwing a kick at Vink. Vink shoves Cedric into their corner, similar to last week's move to keep Cedric away from Ricochet. Thorne tags in and continues to throw strikes at Cedric. Cedric makes his way to his corner, Ricochet tagging in. Vink takes a tag, Cedric is thrown into the barricade outside of the ring.
Cedric is tossed back inside the ring, Vink following close behind. Vink takes a massive kick by Cedric, Thorne tags in at the same time Cedric tags in Ricochet. Springboard from the middle rope, down goes Thorne. Ricochet launches Thorne into the corner. Hurricanrana off the top turnbuckle, Cedric tags in. Cedric with a Tornado DDT, followed by the cover, broken up by Vink.
Finally, Ricochet lands a Super-kick on Thorne, turning to take a size 16 big boot from Vink, followed by the pin on Ricochet for the three count.
Winners: Brendan Vink & Shane Thorne
Money in the Bank Top Moments (cont.)
#7 Brock Lesnar entering at the last minute and winning in 2019. (Lesnar dancing and smiling around with the briefcase shown too)
#6 2006 MITB where Shelton Benjamin hit a Springboard off the ladder diving onto a group of wrestlers on the outside of the ring.
#5 Bayley cashes in her MITB contract to ultimately beat Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship!
With that, we head to commercial break!
The Street Profit vs. The Viking Raiders
As we return from commercial break, out first are the Raw Tag-Team Champions Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins representing The Street Profits for this non-title match up. Ford and Dawkins make their way down the ramp towards the ring, time to get the smoke! Next, The Viking Raiders members Erik and Ivar make their way to the ring as their music sounds in the Performance Center.
We head to commercial break again.
As we return from commercial break once again, Erik is in for Viking Raiders, and Ford is in for Street Profits. Ford with fast paced action to stay ahead of Erik early on. Erik wipes out Dawkins who falls from the apron. Ford lands a fury of fists on Erik, the referee warns him off. Ivar tags in.
Dawkins finally tags in and heads towards Ivar throwing multiple punches. A Dropkick by Dawkins, who follows up with a tag back to Ford. A Spinning Stinger Splash. Ford gets hyped up and takes control of the match, somehow, we head to yet another commercial break.
Back from break once again, Dawkins is in the ring with Erik. Dawkins takes control of the match locking in a Reverse Chin-lock on Erik. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford lands a Dropkick. Erik gets the tag. Back and forth action between Street Profits and Viking Raiders, finally Ford tags Dawkins in hitting the Cash-Out, Erik breaks it with a Knee! With Ford out at ringside, Viking Experience on Dawkins followed by the cover for the three count.
Winner: Viking Raiders
Charly Caruso is backstage with Drew McIntyre. Caruso tells McIntyre that Murphy stated earlier that he knows he can beat McIntyre. McIntyre responds, "Wow, I must have Claymored him harder than I thought..."
McIntyre asks Caruso if it's "Buddy" or if it's "Murphy" then states Murphy is a confused young man. McIntyre points out that that's the type of person that Seth Rollins preys upon to make as his followers. McIntyre states Rollins picks up guys at their low point and picks them up only to have them do Rollins's bidding.
Murphy finishes, stating if Murphy is willing to be sacrificed for his Messiah... and the Messiah is willing to sacrifice his disciple... then who is he to deny the people a good slaughter?
Money in the Bank Top Moments
#4 2019 Andrade Power-bombs Finn Balor from a standing ladder and onto another ladder
#3 2006 where Edge cashes in his MITB contract to win the WWE Championship.
#2 2007 Jeff Hardy performs a Leg Drop from a huge ladder in the ring onto Edge, who was on a ladder that was leaning over the barricade and apron.
Charlotte Flair In-Ring Promo
Charlotte Flair's music sounds in the Performance Center as Flair makes her way to the ring a mic in hand. Flair begins, "I am the hardest working woman in any industry. Ever since I won the NXT championship for the 2nd time, I've been pulling double duty, fighting on Mondays and Wednesdays!" Flair hypes Io Shirai, giving her stats and a little background on her wins.
Flair then notes that Io Shirai has mentioned that Flair is her dream opponent. Flair laughs as she states she will be making Shirai's dream come true, because she gets the privilege of bowing down to "The Queen".
At this point, Liv Morgan's music sounds in the Performance Center. "Oh hey, queen, remember me?" Morgan questions in a cutesy mocking voice from the stage. Morgan adds, "Think reeeally hard." Flair responds, Morgan wants attention and wants Flair to take Morgan seriously. Morgan blows a raspberry.
Morgan begins to head slowly down the ramp as she tells Flair she doesn't need her to take her seriously, adding not everyone is born with a silver spoon shoved up their ahh... in their mouth. Morgan continues on to state she didn't have daddy walk her to school, let alone the front of the line of her career choice.
Morgan informs Flair that she will be a champion sooner or later, once she figures out who she is. Even if it means she has to knock down a couple of backstabbers or dethrone a self entitled queen. Flair confirms she knows she's Ric Flair's daughter, and that she had a silver spoon, and she's damn proud of it. Flair notes that Shirai and Morgan can both bow down to her.
Morgan responds, "Cool!" and then calls for a referee adding, "Let's see what happens!" We then head to commercial break.
Charlotte Flair vs. Liv Morgan
Both women already in the ring, the bell rings and the match begins. Flair backs Morgan into a corner immediately, shoving Morgan's head into the bottom turnbuckle, then kneeling down to look into Morgan's face. Flair takes Morgan down. Morgan is taken to the mat with a Face-lock by Flair. Morgan throws Flair into the ropes, Flair shoulder shoves Morgan to the canvas.
Flair keeps control of the match with several blows on Morgan, Morgan blocks and Flair jut hits a Forearm. Morgan hits a Dropkick into Flair, throwing Flair into the corner. Flair regains control, landing a Big Clothesline knocking Morgan to the mat. Morgan charges in with a Dropkick again, running at Flair, Flair flips Morgan into the turnbuckle. The referee shouts at Flair as we head to commercial.
As we return from commercial break. Flair hit a Back Elbow on Morgan, landing Morgan on the apron. Flair lifts Morgan up and drops Morgan on the top rope, snapping her neck off the ropes! Later Morgan lands a Missile Dropkick, Flair counters with the Boston Crab. Morgan crawls, slowly, finally grabbing the ropes! Morgan runs into a STO Back Breaker.
Flair finally catches Morgan in a Figure Four Leglock... finally bridging back, forcing Morgan to tap.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Money In The Bank Top Moments - #1
The final top moment is aired, which is the 2015 Money in the Bank where Seth Rollins chose to cash in his contract at WrestleMania to beat Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in what became a Triple Threat match to win the WWE Universal Championship
Murphy vs. Drew McIntyre
Out first is the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre as his music plays him into the Performance Center, down the ramp and into the ring. We go to a video package of Tom Moore's 100th birthday where McIntyre had a custom WWE "100" championship belt made as a special gift, we see a picture of Moore with a big smile holding his belt. Back in the ring, Drew McIntyre is waiting for his opponent Murphy as the video package ends.
Murphy heads out as his music sounds in the Performance Center, Murphy with his hands clasped, makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring with awaiting opponent Drew McIntyre. The Monday Night Messiah Seth Rollins accompanied Murphy out to the stage, Rollins waits at the top of the stage to watch the match from there. Murphy joins McIntyre in the ring, the referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and the match begins.
Rollins stands at the top of the stage with his arms crossed over his chest as he watches the action between Murphy and McIntyre. Murphy runs at McIntyre immediately as the bell chimes. McIntyre, standing ready, throws Murphy to the canvas. Murphy rolls out of the ring, walking away for a moment, then rolls back in the ring. Murphy runs into McIntyre, no injury. Murphy then runs up with a smack across the face, still nothing.
Murphy again attempts to drop McIntyre, no avail. Murphy heads back up the ramp, Murphy steps backwards and bumps into McIntyre. Murphy turns around and McIntyre lands a kick to the face of Murphy. McIntyre in complete control as he lifts Murphy, running Murphy back first into the barricade. The referee counting, McIntyre rolls into the ring to re-set the count. McIntyre continues to destroy Murphy.
McIntyre beats Murphy all the way back to the ring, Murphy stumbles and falls onto the apron. Murphy rolls into the ring. McIntyre is momentarily distracted looking to Rollins. Murphy Baseball Slides under the ropes with a kick to McIntyre. Murphy slams McIntyre into the barricade. Back in the ring, Murphy attempts a cover, McIntyre lifts Murphy up in the air and throws him completely off for the kick out.
Rollins slowly makes his way down the ramp. McIntyre with a massive Headbutt to Murphy who drops to the mat. McIntyre tells Murphy his Messiah is watching, telling Murphy to get to his feet damnit. Murphy looks out at Rollins. Murphy heads to the top, McIntyre flings Murphy off the turnbuckle and flying hard into the barricade. McIntyre off the top rope with a massive Chop and down goes Murphy.
McIntyre lifts Murphy to the 2nd turnbuckle on his shoulder. Murphy rolls off, trying to pull McIntyre off the turnbuckle Murphy with a Power Bomb from the corner. McIntyre now pissed. Murphy stunned to only get a one count. Murphy nods as he looks to Rollins. Murphy looking to humiliate the champ, counts down, 3... 2... 1... and runs at McIntyre. McIntyre catches Murphy with a Claymore anyway.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the Match
McIntyre looks to Rollins who walks up the stairs. I'm a very impatient man, please, let's do this right now. With arms extended, McIntyre shouts, "Come on Seth, fight me, I'll get down on me knees if you fight me right now!" Rollins exits, walking up the ramp. McIntyre states, "What a shock..." McIntyre looks into the camera, turns back and Rollins is behind McIntyre hitting a massive kick, dropping McIntyre. "This is NOT about you Drew!"
Rollins picks up the Championship belt, looking down at it, McIntyre still laying in the center of the ring, Rollins goes off the ropes, McIntyre jumps up and grabs Rollins by the throat. McIntyre stands in the corner and growls, "Get up Seth, and look me in my eyes..." McIntyre runs at Rollins who rolls under the ropes and runs.
McIntyre pacing the ring looking up the ramp to end the show.
That's all folks!!
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