RAW Results and Reaction 05.18

05/18/2020

Edge and Randy Orton

Edge accepted the challenge and they will meet at Backlash. Backlash will be held on June 14, 2020, at the Performance Center, Orlando, Florida.

Murphy defeated Humberto Carrillo.

This was not a planned match. Carrillo came out to honor Rey Mysterio and to challenge Seth Rollins. On the contrary, Murphy took the fight and pinned Carrillo. Carrillo had the chance to put away Murphy but had a stare-down with Rollins while he was on top of the corner ropes.

The craziness about the storyline is what Rollins' statement "Soon enough, you will come to understand that what happened to you was a blessing in disguise... "Rey Mysterio," you're welcome." The statement was in regards to the eye damage to Rey. He is in critical condition.

Charlotte Flair defeated Ruby Riott.

Flair has been on NXT, Smackdown and RAW. The real question is...what is the purpose?

  1. She is the NXT Champion. Can't you stay on NXT?
  2. RAW, no purpose unless she challenges Bianca Belair or Shayna Baszler.
  3. Smackdown, the real purpose for Flair is to get Sasha Banks and Bayley to go against each other. Expect Banks to turn on Bayley during Bayley's match with Flair.
  4. Lastly, since Flair is everywhere, she is not focused on the most important thing. Her title is in the hunt by Rhea Ripley. We can see another history in the making as the NXT title can be defended at Summerslam. Will it?

Asuka "The WWE RAW Champion."

Nia Jax interrupts the celebration and picks on Kairi Zane. On the bright side, Asuka gave Jax a payback. Should WWE schedule a match for "Backlash" with these women, Jax does not have a chance with Asuka.

Bobby Lashley defeated R-Truth.

Alexa Bliss & Nicki Cross remain champion over The IIconics.

Peyton Royce caused the disqualification for not listening to the referee. Who knows if Royce and Billie Ray will get another opportunity.

Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya by submission.

Kevin Owens and Apollo Crews defeated Andrade and Angel Garza.

With the assistance of Austin Theory's error, Garza got punched by Theory and pinned by Crews for the win. In the end, Theory was jumped by Andrade and Garza. Zelina Vega slapped Theory and confirmed he is no longer part of the group.

That did not stop Theory from being a team member as Seth Rollins stepped up on the next match and recruited Theory.

Aleister Black wins by disqualification.

Black has Murphy's number. He was going for four in a row when Theory disrupted the match and pounded on Black. Murphy joined in and Theory added his signature move to layout Black. The 22 year old Superstar, Austin Theory went from hanging out with the United States Champion and now with a future Hall of Famer, The Messiah, Seth Rollins.

Does this help Rollins' calling? Is Murphy comfortable with Rollins' decision? How will all this make sense?

Drew McIntyre defeated King Corbin

Before the match, MVP and Bobby Lashley called out McIntyre.  They stayed and scouted the match.  McIntyre ended the king with a claymore.  In the end, McIntyre yelled out "its about time."

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