RAW Results and Reactions 05.11
Becky Lynch revealed she is pregnant and announced that Asuka not only won the MITB briefcase, but she also won the RAW Women's Championship.
Reaction: There is not a more prominent award for Lynch as she will soon become a mom. Lynch worked extremely hard to be "The Man." Now, she is going to know another meaning of being a mother.
Just like in WWE, she will work hard to make sure her child is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and abilities better than her and her man, Seth Rollins.
Lynch shows her emotions as she had to relinquish the belt. WWE did make the right decision to make the winner of the MITB be the champion. Therefore, Asuka is the deserving champion to carry the hard work Lynch established in the company.
Asuka adds to her resume:
Tag Team Champion
Royal Rumble winner
Bobby Lashley defeated Humberto Carrillo.
The new-look of Lashley is remarkable. We were missing this side of Lashley for an exceedingly long time. MVP had some words of wisdom after the match.
Angel Garza defeated Akira Tozawa.
Garza showed off in front of Austin Theory as their egos clashed. It is expected with the type of men Zelina Vega recruited. That does not mean that they will break up. It will make them stronger as weeks go on. I will not be surprised if they come together in unison and chase the tag team titles.
Drew McIntyre defeated Andrade
The match was a champion vs. champion. McIntyre came out as a bully and created the match. Consequently, we saw this match before, and it ended with the same outcome. I feel as though the match weakened the United States Champion, Andrade, and the value of becoming a champion.
As for McIntyre, it seems as though he is working overtime. I understand the presence of being a babyface champion, but we do not need to see McIntyre wrestle all the time. He is a dominant champion with size, strength, agility, and stamina. Next week, he will defend his title against King Corbin. Why else would Corbin leave Smackdown?
The IIconics defeated Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross.
The IIconics return to RAW since November 18, 2019, when they lost to Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce lost their tag team titles to Bliss and Cross in a four-way elimination tag match on Monday Night RAW and could not win the rematch at Summerslam 2019.
IIConics are ready and hungry to become champions again. With the win over the tag team champions, The IIconics are set to have another match - this time for the tag team titles.
R-Truth, Ricochet, and Cedric Alexander defeated MVP, Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink.
The match is a filler upper card, and it was exciting to see R-Truth in action with the "2 Fly Crew."
However, the real story is Bobby Lashley accepting MVP's advice and targeted R-Truth. He allowed MVP to get some hits on Truth. Lashley and MVP walked away together.
Rey Mysterio's lousy luck
After coming back from being quarantined, Mysterio had a shot at winning the MITB briefcase. It turned out that he took flight by King Corbin.
On RAW, he found himself getting eye gouged on the stairs by Seth Rollins. There is so much going on here that I feel sorry for Mysterio. Can Mysterio overcome these obstacles and reach the milestone again? It is not clear yet.
On the other hand, Seth Rollins is not himself. He was a walking zombie and did not engage in the tag team match. Buddy Murphy took all the punishment from Aleister Black and Rey Mysterio. Once Seth snapped, the referee called for the bell.
It is not clear why the referee ended the match in a DQ. Looking forward, I can see another battle with Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy.
Rollins may get a visit from a shrink, or someone close to him may have a pep talk with him. He is lost. I do know someone that can transform him back - Triple H.
Street Profits and The Viking Raiders
There is a lesson learned here. Never assume that you know your opponent. Just because they have a confident presence, does not mean that they cannot do something great. The Street Profits thought they were better at basketball. It was never about the game itself.
Shayna Baszler defeated Natalya.
After the Queen of Spades' provocative comments on Becky Lynch's announcement, Natalya stepped up to her. The outcome did not go well for Natalya.
Randy Orton and Edge Part 2
Orton issues a challenge to Edge in a regular match for Backlash.