RAW Results and Reactions 04.06
WWE WrestleMania36 setup the #RAWafterMania episode which resulted in reviews, new and returning superstars, and the honorary mention of the new WWE Champion. Here are the results and reactions for Monday Night RAW.
Asuka defeated Liv Morgan
Asuka took matters into her own by wearing down Morgan. She applied the Asuka Lock, forcing Morgan to tap out.
Reaction: You would think that The Kabuki Warriors would return for a tag team match. Instead, Asuka starts the show in a singles match. Could we have seen the last tag team with Asuka and Kairi Sane? Maybe on Friday Night Smackdown, we can see a rematch - The Kabuki Warriors vs Tag Team Champions, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. If not, expect Asuka to get more singles matches in preparation for Money in the Bank.
Street Profits and Bianca Belair vs Angel Garza, Austin Theory, and Zelina Vega
The match started as a RAW Tag Team Championship. A disqualification by Vega led to a Vega vs Bianca Belair. Belari announced that she is permanently on the RAW roster. Belair and Vega had their match resulting in a no-contest. Afterward, the match was created in a 6-mixed match tag team match up. The Street Profits and Belair went on to win.
Reaction; The one great thing is the announcement of Belair being on RAW. However, having the same sequence as WrestleMania was dull and less exciting to get into the matches. A rematch between the tag teams was a set up for Belair.
The real match that is needed to take place is that of Viking Raiders vs Street Profits. Street Profits are the current tag team champions that never defeated Viking Raiders. It is time for legitimacy to be called one of the greatest champions of all time.
For Belair, she has a huge milestone to step up to be a RAW Women's Champion. Her last match was a loss to Rhea Ripley for the NXT Championship. She was unsuccessful numerous times versus Shayna Baszler for the NXT title. How can she overcome the obstacles at hand to succeed in RAW?
Zelina Vega was a perfect fit for Belair. However, she has the opportunity to either wrestle or continue to manage. She could become the next Bobby Heenan and create "The Vega Family." She is managing Andrade, Angel Garza, and Austin Theory. Imagine adding more clients for Vega! That would be epic and a game-changer for Monday Night RAW.
Aleister Black defeated Apollo Crews
Crews prepared himself miraculously as he stood strong against the hottest and toughest superstar in the WWE. Black put Crews away by executing the best move in the WWE with "Black Mass."
Reaction: For Crews, it was a fresh start away from Smackdown but still lost the match. He does look promising for the future but, its been like that throughout his WWE career. Crews need a partner like Titus O'Neil and re-establish their identity.
Aleister Black is remarkable and noticeable across the WWE and the wrestling community. It is only a matter of time that we can see Black chase for a world title. I predict a United States Championship match between Black and Andrade. I would not be surprised if this match happens for Money in the Bank or when Andrade is cleared by WWE medical staff.
Ricochet and Cedric Alexander defeated Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch
It is awesome to see NXT superstars get some action in RAW. Lorcan and Burch defeated Brendan Vink and Shane Thorne at NXT the day before. Unfortunately, they could not continue their win streak as they were out-wrestled and out-performed by the fast, flying Ricochet and Alexander. Alexander took out Burch and Ricochet executed the Recoil hit and pinned Lorcan.
Reaction: Ricochet and Alexander are a perfect fit and can benefit as tag team partners. They might have enough energy, stamina, and situation awareness to stop the Street Profits. However, would WWE allow them to continue as a tag team?
Seth Rollins defeated Denzel Dejournette
Reaction: Rollins is upset as he showed anger entering, during, and leaving the ring. Rollins did not say a word. Kevin Owens shut him up with the victory at WrestleMania.
Nia Jax defeated Deonna Purrazzo
Reaction: Nia Jax returns to WWE RAW. It looks like it will be a slow start for Jax to get back into the title picture or a big feud. She convincingly defeated Purrazzo.
Before her match, Jax last wrestled at WrestleMania 35 as she and Tamina lost the fatal-4-way tag team match for the Tag Team Championship.
Humberto Carrillo defeated Brendan Vink
Carrillo hit a pair of moonsaults for the win.
Drew McIntyre defeated Big Show
The match took place minutes after Drew won the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar. Drew completed the interview and then the Big Show came in for a match. Drew did not want to fight Big Show. He stated, "There is nothing you can say that will convince me to fight you tonight." Big Show did not say anything but slapped Drew across the face. As Abraham Lincoln would say in 1856, "Actions speak louder than words." Drew claymore Big Show for the win.