WWE Raw results: Live recap, grades, highlights after WrestleMania 36 on Monday night
Apr 6, 2020 at 11:03 pm ET • 1 min read The Raw after WrestleMania is traditionally one of the must unpredictable nights of the year in WWE. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing the promotion to pre-tape its weekly flagship show, it’s uncertain how wild the ride will be the night after WrestleMania 36.…
The Raw after WrestleMania is traditionally one of the must unpredictable nights of the year in WWE. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing the promotion to pre-tape its weekly flagship show, it’s uncertain how wild the ride will be the night after WrestleMania 36. What is for sure, however, is that we will see the fallout from the biggest matches that took place over WrestleMania weekend.
Drew McIntyre is set to appear on the show for his first appearance as WWE champion after defeating Brock Lesnar to claim the title. Edge is also set for the show after defeating Randy Orton in his return to singles action. Kevin Owens finally claimed a “WrestleMania Moment” by putting Seth Rollins through a table after leaping from the WrestleMania sign, but things may not be settled between the two men. Similarly, it’s unclear if Shayna Baszler is ready to let go of her issues with Becky Lynch after Lynch successfully defended the Raw women’s title during Night 1 of WrestleMania action.
What will go down once the post-WrestleMania 36 episode of Raw begins at 8 p.m. ET? Check out a short preview of Raw below, and scroll a bit further for live results and updates throughout the broadcast on Monday night.
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A surprise WWE title defense by Drew McIntyre from WrestleMania aired. The segment showed what happened to McIntyre after he won the WWE championship from Brock Lesnar in the main event of WrestleMania. McIntyre returned to the ring for an interview. McIntyre said it had only been 20 minutes since he won, so the moment had not yet set in. McIntyre thanked Paul Heyman for telling Lesnar that McIntyre would stay down if he kept hitting him with more F-5s. McIntyre said his career flashed in front of his eyes in that moment and he stopped getting hurt and started getting angry. During his promo, The Big Show’s music hit and he dragged a referee to the ring. Big Show said he wasn’t out to challenge McIntyre for the title, but he did want to take on McIntyre since both men were dressed to compete.
McIntyre said he didn’t want to wrestle after beating Lesnar moments ago, leading Big Show to say McIntyre was afraid of him. McIntyre said there was nothing Big Show could say to convince him to fight, so Big Show delivered a slap, leading McIntrye to take off the belt and start up a match for the WWE championship.
WWE Championship — Drew McIntyre (c) vs. The Big Show: Show took the fight to McIntyre immediately, dominating the new champion early. Show continued his beating while demanding McIntyre show what he’s made of. McIntyre hit a body slam on Show to start a comeback, but moments later jumped into a Big Show Chokeslam for a near fall. Show went for the knockout punch only for McIntyre to duck under the strike and hit a Claymore Kick to retain the title in the first ever secret WrestleMania match. And how can you really complain about a secret championship match? Drew McIntyre def. The Big Show via pinfall to retain the title. Grade: B+
Humberto Carrillo vs. Brendan Vink: After the previous two heel squash matches, Carrillo won in the standard face squash format, taking some punishment briefly before coming back to hit a moonsault for the quick victory. Humberto Carrillo def. Brendan Vink via pinfall. Grade: C+
We’re now getting a look back at the Boneyard Match between The Undertaker and AJ Styles — though not a complete replay.
Nia Jax vs. Deonna Purrazzo: Jax returned to action after nearly a year out of action due to an ACL tear in both knees. She hit Purrazzo with a big Samoan Drop and a cradle DDT for the quick win. Nia Jax def. Deonna Purrazzo via pinfall. Grade: C+