WWE Monday Night RAW Results: Drew McIntyre's Next Opponent Revealed

With WrestleMania 36 complete, and the Monday After WrestleMania in the rearview, what does the WWE have in store for the fans?

New WWE Champion Drew McIntyre had his first title defense just a few minutes after taking out Lesnar against the returning Big Show. While the match didn't air until the main event of last week's Monday Night RAW, it made fans nervous for the reign of McIntyre.

Luckily, Drew prevailed and now is looking at his next challenge. Who will step up to McIntyre?

Money in the Bank is the next WWE pay-per-view and tonight begins qualifying matches. On the women's side, fans will see Shayna Baszler take on Sarah Logan, Asuka face Ruby Riott, and Nia Jax take on Kairi Sane.

Who will win and move closer to getting the coveted Money in the Bank briefcase?

Speaking of the women's division, RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch returns to Monday Night RAW. After defeating Shayna Baszler on Sunday, what's next for "The Man"?

Last week, The Street Profits successfully defended their RAW Tag Team Championships against Austin Theory and Angel Garza for the second straight night. However, the big news comes from the official "call up" of Bianca Belair. Now that the "EST of NXT" is on RAW where can The Street Profits go from here?

Former women's champion, Nia Jax made her long-awaited return from injury last week. She squashed NXT's Deonna Purrazzo and now will take on Kairi Sane in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.

Here's everything that happened on the April 13 episode of Monday Night RAW.

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Opening Segment

  • After a lengthy recap package of McIntyre's win over Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36, Drew comes out to the ring.
  • McIntyre starts by saying thank you to the viewers for watching tonight and supporting his victory. He brags about defeating Lesnar in less than five minutes and shows a recap of his match against the Big Show. He says defeating Lesnar and Big Show back-to-back is what fans should expect, a fighting champion. He says that if anyone wants to challenge him they need to step up.
  • Andrade's music hits and Zelina reminds Drew what happened the last time they were in the ring together. McIntyre says he remembers when Andrade won the NXT Championship off of him and tore his bicep putting him on the shelf for six months. If Andrade wants a fight, McIntyre accepts.
  • Andrade says that it's "no more mister nice guy."

The challenge has been made!#USChampion @AndradeCienWWE wants CHAMPION vs. CHAMPION against #WWEChampion @DMcIntyreWWE TONIGHT on #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/oaJq7aTqxr

— WWE (@WWE) April 14, 2020

Asuka vs Ruby Riott - Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

  • Asuka wins via submission after an Asuka Lock
  • After the match Asuka is asked about her more aggressive approach in the ring lately. Asuka snatches the mic and says that no one is ready for Asuka at Money in the Bank.

VIP Lounge

  • MVP announces that next week there will be three qualifying matches for Money in the Bank.
  • Rey Mysterio vs Murphy, Aleister Black vs Austin Theory, Apollo Crews vs MVP are the three matches.

Aleister Black vs Oney Lorcan

  • Black wins via pinfall after a Black Mass in a highly competitive match
  • After the match, Black is asked about his match next week. Aleister says his game plan is to win.

Becky Lynch Promo

  • Becky says that it's been a little over a week since she shocked and defeated Shayna Baszler at WrestleMania. She reiterates that it was a battle of the heart not the mind. She says that in the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, she was being sillier and sillier on purpose to lull Shayna to a false sense of confidence.
  • Whoever wins the Money in the Bank briefcase, Becky will be ready

The #WWERaw #WomensChampion @BeckyLynchWWE has a MESSAGE for whoever may win the #MITB #LadderMatch! pic.twitter.com/zYqJhaI6bk

— WWE (@WWE) April 14, 2020

Andrade Promo

  • Backstage, Andrade is asked about facing off against McIntyre after his great WrestleMania. Zelina says that McIntyre had one great night while Andrade has been defending his US Championship against the best competition on Monday Night RAW.
  • Andrade says it took Drew so long to win the WWE Championship, but it won't be long for him to lose it.

Sarah Logan vs Shayna Baszler - Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

  • Backstage, Shayna Baszler is asked about Ronda Rousey's comments from last week about wrestling and fans. Shayna doesn't answer, and simply walks out.
  • It's unclear who won this match as Baszler did her stomp on the arm move and Logan was unable to continue. The ring announcer said that Logan won the match, but commentary was unsure if that was correct.
  • After the commercial, commentary clarifies that the ring announcer made a mistake and Baszler was the winner

Seth Rollins Backstage Segment

  • Rollins says he lost to Kevin Owens at WrestleMania and his career has once again been crucified.

Akira Tozawa vs Austin Theory

  • Zelina Vega is on commentary
  • Theory wins via pinfall after his finisher called the ATL (Austin Theory Launch) - a version of the TKO.
  • After the bell, Angel Garza and Andrade come out and take out Tozawa. Andrade hits Tozawa with the Hammerlock DDT from the second rope.

Rey Mysterio Promo

  • Mysterio is asked about finally winning the MITB briefcase. Mysterio says that 2010 is a year that stands out to him because he won his second championship, but that was also when Kane cashed-in his briefcase on him. He knows how dangerous the MITB briefcase can be, and he puts over Murphy as being a future star but he doesn't want it as much as he does.
  • He says that this year is the year he'll be cashing-in the MITB contract.

Seth Rollins Backstage

  • Rollins, still in the same spot backstage, says that he is still here for "you." He says that your messiah has truly risen.

Angel Garza vs Tehuti Miles

  • Garza wins via pinfall after a Wing Clipper
  • After the bell, Andrade and Austin Theory come out and beat him down. Andrade hits Miles with the Hammerlock DDT from the top rope, the same move that defeated and injured McIntyre in NXT.

Kabuki Warriors Backstage Promo

  • Kairi is asked about how confident she is in her match against Nia Jax. Kairi says something to Asuka in Japanese and she agrees before the walk out.

Drew McIntyre Backstage Interview

  • McIntyre is asked to respond to Andrade's comments. He says that he's reminded everyday of the injury because of his scars. He worked his way back to becoming champion and if he has to cost Andrade six months of his career, he will.

Kairi Sane vs Nia Jax - Money in the Bank Qualifying Match

  • Asuka is watching and cheering on Kairi backstage
  • Jax wins via pinfall after the Annihilator

Charlotte Flair Promo

  • She says that after winning the Royal Rumble, she could have challenged Becky or Bayley but she's done that before. So when the "next big thing" Rhea Ripley challenged her she was intrigued and gives Rhea for being "ballsy."
  • And now that she's beaten the " next big thing" Charlotte is now the "biggest thing." And now she's going to take out Io Shirai and she's going to give another lesson that everyone bows down to The Queen.

#WWENXT #WomensChampion @MsCharlotteWWE has something to say to the Number One Contender @shirai_io!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/59bBjocDEx

— WWE (@WWE) April 14, 2020

Bobby Lashley (with Lana) vs No Way Jose

  • Lashley wins via pinfall after a Spear
  • During the match, Lana continued directing orders to Lashley. This caused Bobby to go to the outside and tell Lana to shut up.

Seth Rollins Backstage

  • Rollins says that tonight he will stomp out all doubt from the non-believers.

The Viking Raiders vs Ricochet and Cedric Alexander

  • Erik pins Alexander after the Viking Experience

Street Profits Backstage Interview

  • Montez Ford brings out Bianca Belair. The tag team champions are asked about the Viking Raiders. Montez and Angelo start joking about vikings but Bianca interrupts and tells them that they need to wise up because they've never beaten the Viking Raiders. And if they want to keep the titles, they need to bring the smoke.

Andrade (with Zelina Vega, Garza and Theory) vs Drew McIntyre

  • McIntyre wins via pinfall after a Claymore
  • Drew fended off multiple distractions from Zelina and Garza/Theory
  • After the bell, Garza delivers a chop block to Drew when Seth Rollins comes out and hits him with a Superkick and then two Stomps.

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