12th May2020

WWE Raw – May 11th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Monday Night Raw review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Raw has a major announcement from Becky Lynch. That’s what I was gonna talk about not Alberto Del Rio. We’ve got new Money In The Bank contract holders. Would you like to go bowling?

Match #1: Bobby Lashley def. Humberto Carrillo – No Disqualification Match

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In a wild battle that saw steel chairs come into play, The All Mighty picked Humberto Carrillo out of the sky and forced him to tap out to a fearsome Full Nelson.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a fun way to watch people hurt each other for money. I wonder if John Stossel thinks that this part of the job is fake? BL and HC didn’t get too intense with this plunder-fight, but at least they didn’t make out at all…kissing’s gross! I actually think these guys showed some chemistry with each other, like Klytus did with that tilting spike platform. It wasn’t the mat classic you’d hope for, but it was a decent opener that even Beezel, America’s favorite TV cat, would approve of.

Match #2: Angel Garza def. Akira Tozawa

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Though there seems to be some tension between Angel Garza and Austin Theory, Garza focused on picking up the victory over Akira Tozawa with the Wing Clipper, sending a message to Theory in the process.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was far too short for such a good pairing, but at least this three minute contest made the winner look good.

Match #3: Drew McIntyre def. Andrade

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After WWE Champion Drew McIntyre took out Austin Theory and Angel Garza with Claymores, United States Champion Andrade stepped up to McIntyre. Though Andrade certainly put in work, McIntyre emerged victorious after a Claymore.

My Opinion: 3.1 out of 5 – Why could this have not been longer? Whose ass do I have to chop off to make that happen? Like Drew Barrymore when she waved her fur burger in front of David Letterman, I had a good feeling about this before it started, but I got a little disillusioned by the end…still had fun with it though. These guys meshed well together and managed to get mean is some parts, which had a certain vibe to it. What were we talking about again? Why did I write that question? Why am I freaking the f— out? AHHHH!!!!! Anyway, this was a good little match.

Match #4: The IIconics def. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

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Billie Kay & Peyton Royce made their return as surprise guests on “A Moment of Bliss,” immediately challenging Bliss & Cross for their titles. They didn’t get a title opportunity, but they did make the most of their match against the champions, pinning Bliss after a double-team slam to win their return bout.

My Opinion: 1.7 out of 5 – Burn it. Burn this s— with fire and run away. You don’t wanna watch this. The double “I”s tried to not suck, but they sucked anyway. Better luck next time, but this time, they sucked. It happens. Cross looked good and Bliss is getting better, but Eddie Vedder ain’t gonna get’er when the letter never-ever kachetters. All in all, my son just got home from school with a bad report card and his ass is GROUNDED…but this match sucked enough to not wanna watch even zero times. Other than that, it was great.

Match #5: R-Truth, Ricochet and Cedric Alexander def. MVP, Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink

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Despite an assist from his alter ego, “Pretty Ricky,” which helped his team get the win, R-Truth did not end his night on good note. Bobby Lashley seemingly gave MVP an answer to the offer he presented earlier in the night, steamrolling over R-Truth and helping MVP demolish the former 24/7 Champion.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – While not much of a match R-Truth…no…NO…NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Truth brought back…Pretty Ricky! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Turn it off! Turn this s— off! NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m so sad now! Thank god that this was a short match, because Pretty Ricky made my brain go to mush. Why would you have one of the best wrestlers of the past twenty years waste their time with the gimmick that almost ruined that career? At least Ricochet did his flippy-dippy super moves, along with Cedric and Shane doing their thing (MVP was just fine as well). Pretty Ricky…NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Match #6: Rey Mysterio and Aleister Black def. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy

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What was supposed to be a tag team battle between Rey Mysterio & Aleister Black against Seth Rollins & Murphy came to a screeching halt when a previously catatonic Rollins brutally attacked Mysterio. The Monday Night Messiah zeroed in on the eye of the masked marvel, eventually grabbing Mysterio by the head and grinding his eye on the pointed edge of the steel ring steps.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was okay, but this was mostly just Seth pretending to be in shock for either losing his title match or becoming a father…because he’s pregnant baby! Rey and Black did well with Murphy, who has funny nipples. I wanted more out of this, but Dr. Giggles had different plans for Seth “I Gotta Poo” Rollins.

Match #7: (Main Event) Shayna Baszler def. Natalya

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After The Queen of Spades’ incendiary comments about Becky Lynch’s announcement, Natalya attempted to shut up Shayna Baszler, but the former cagefighter drilled Natalya with a kick to emerge victorious.

My Opinion: 2.7 out of 5 – How can you have these two go short, in the main event match no less? These guys were actually getting going when it all came to a halt too damn early for my taste. I want this feud to continue, if only so we can get a proper bout of considerable length next time.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Money In The Bank contract for the Women’s Division was secretly for the Raw Women’s Title, because Becky Lynch covertly vacated it…she’s pregnant!
  2. Asuka won the Raw Women’s Title instead of the Money In The Bank contract, because of Becky Lynch vacating the title to become a mother to her un-born child.
  3. Asuka has turned into a lovable tweener thanks to Becky Lynch showing her respect and sharing the news of her pregnancy, which has modified their rivalry into one of respect and honor.
  4. Seth Rollins tried to jam Rey Mysterio’s eye out with the steel steps (eye gushed blood in a great effect) to sell that Seth may be upset that he lost the WWE World Title and/or doesn’t want to be a father.
  5. Seth is being teased as going insane, since he claims to not remember that he attacked Rey Mysterio.
  6. MVP urged Bobby Lashley to pursue the WWE World Title again (which he reminded Bobby that he hasn’t challenged for since 2007) while Lana gave a performance worse than Brandi Rhodes in protest of MVP’s proclamation.
  7. Randy Orton challenged Edge to a traditional wrestling match at Backlash, because Randy doesn’t think Edge can win a match without weapons or spots.

Final Verdict: 2.8/5

As a wrestling show, this wasn’t much at all, but the seeds planted for future angles were often quite fabulous and Becky’s pregnancy announcement was just too lovely to not enjoy.

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