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WWE RAW Results – April 12, 2021

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Find out everything that’s set to go down tonight on WWE RAW!

WWE RAW will emanate from the WWE ThunderDome inside the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida as the red brand presents its first episode post-WrestleMania 37, with WrestleMania Backlash set to take place in four weeks!

No matches or segments have been announced for the April 12th 2021 edition of RAW as of yet. It’s likely we’ll hear from new RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, new RAW Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Omos, new United States Champion Sheamus and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, the only RAW champion to retain their title this past weekend.

Elsewhere on the show: We’re also likely to see appearances from the likes of Damian Priest & Bad Bunny (fresh off their victory over The Miz & John Morrison), Braun Strowman after his definite win over Shane McMahon inside a steel cage on night 1 as well as Randy Orton, The Fiend and Alexa Bliss following their bizarre match which opened night 2 of WrestleMania.

Summarised Results:

  • Bobby Lashley Arrives,defeats Riddle via Hurt Lock.
  • The Viking Raiders return, Squash Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander.
  • Charlotte returns to Monday Night Raw calls out Asuka and Rhea Ripley.
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka ends in a DQ Finish thanks to Charlotte Flair.
  • Miz TV with Maryse and John Morrison, The Miz & John Morrison defeat Priest via pinfall.
  • Adam Pearce Sets Up A Triple Threat Main Event
  • New Day defeat Elias & Jaxson Ryker with a backbreaker/double stomp combination
  • Bray Wyatt teased a fresh start with new friends in the latest edition of Firefly Funhouse.
  • Drew McIntyre defeats Randy Orton & Braun Strowman to challenge Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash.

Bobby Lashley Arrives,defeats Riddle via Hurt Lock.

  • Riddle confronts Lashley as he arrives at Monday Night RAW, challenges him for a match for the WWE Championship on tonight’s episode of RAW.
  • Riddle gets inside the head of Lashley, causing him to accept this Championship challenge.
  • Bobby Lashley makes his Championship arrival in the new stadium featuring a diagonal entrance.
  • As Riddle makes his way to the ring, being jumped by the WWE Champion before the bell.
  • Lashley Military Presses Riddle over the barricade onto the outside.
  • Lashley dominates the match with Riddle getting only two-moves before Lashley taps him out with the Hurt Lock.
  • Post-match Promo from Ripley focused around the subject of her upcoming rematch against Asuka tonight.
  • Later in the show Lashley and MVP address the WWE universe, MVP states the reason for his fight against Riddle as defending his respect.
  • MVP then refers to McIntyre as a Warrior but not simply good enough.
  • McIntyre interrupts responding to MVP’s questioning of his feelings, he states he doesn’t feel anything.
  • Strowman interrupts coming out to confront McIntyre before Orton comes out to confront the duo stating his claim to #1 contender.
  • Pearce comes out to announce Strowman vs. Orton vs. McIntyre for the right to face Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash.

The Viking Raiders return, Squash Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander.

  • Ivar & Erik return after seven-months absence to answer the Hurt Business open challenge.
  • The former Raymond Rowe dominates early on before Alexander & Benjamin separate Rowe from Hanson.
  • The former War Raiders dominate early on with the power advantage and also the communication advantage.
  • Rowe Powerslams Hanson into Benjamin before the duo hit the Viking Experience to pick up their return victory.

Charlotte returns to Monday Night Raw calls out Asuka and Rhea Ripley.

  • Charlotte returns to RAW for the first time since her RAW departure due to WWE pregnancy issues.
  • Charlotte takes issue with her exclusion from WrestleMania before running down Ric Flair and Lacey Evans for her pregnancy and refusal to compete at WrestleMania.
  • Flair offers Kudos to Ripley before referring to her as the biggest Snake in the locker room before calling Asuka a bitch for crawling into a rematch for the title tonight at WrestleMania.
  • Charlotte calls out the fans who says she takes opportunities away from their favourites.
  • Flair ends stating she in-fact creates opportunities for the rest of the Women’s division.

Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka ends in a DQ Finish – WrestleMania Rematch

  • Rhea dominates early on using her power advantage to wipe out ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ in the turnbuckle.
  • Asuka is described by Charlotte as a Snake for working her way into a rematch despite losing cleanly at WrestleMania.
  • Asuka eventually regains the momentum before coming off the top-rope however Ripley counters with the Texas Cloverleaf.
  • Electric Chair from Ripley leads into a Samoan Drop however Asuka kicks out at two.
  • Asuka sends Ripley head first into the ring Apron however Charlotte sends Asuka and Rhea into the Ringside causing as DQ finish.
  • Post-match, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke attack Nia Jax backstage with the Blonde Haired duo coming out on top.
  • Alexa Bliss reveals a new animated doll that Is said to be more powerful than The Fiend.

Miz TV with Maryse and John Morrison, The Miz & John Morrison defeat Priest via pinfall.

  • The Miz introduces the WWE Universe to his wife – Maryse who returns for the first time in over a year.
  • The Miz plugs his show Miz and Mrsm, before Morrison suggests a spin off featuring himself.
  • The Miz shows a recap of Bad Bunny’s WrestleMania accomplishments before Priest comes out to deny any responsibility for The Miz’s defeat.
  • Maryse attempts to convince The Miz and Morrison to team up on Priest leading to a handicap match immediately after.
  • The Miz and Morrison in non-wrestling gear take on Priest in his WrestleMania gear.
  • Graves – new to the commentary team- beats down Priest using the team advantage to gain control.
  • The Miz hits the ropes before Priest rebounds with a Spinning Heel Kick gaining control of the match.
  • Miz’s trousers fall down during the match, however this doesn’t stop him.
  • Maryse distracts Priest allowing The Miz to get the roll-up victory over Priest.

Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax & Shanya Baszler

  • Nia and Shayna confront Mandy and Dana backstage mocking Mandy’s slip at WrestleMania.
  • Stretch Muffler for Baslzer allows the former NXT Women’s Champion to hit Brooke’s face off the turnbuckle.
  • V-Trigger attempt from Rose is dodged by Baszler causing the former NXT Superstars knee to go into the turnbuckle.
  • Jax eventually slips before entering the ring angered, Rose and Brooke roll out the ring taking the count out loss to avoid Nia’s wrath.

Adam Pearce Sets Up A Triple Threat Main Event

  • MVP is in the ring and praises Drew, calling him a warrior and dominant champion but claims Lashley is just better before Drew interrupts. Braun Strowman and Randy Orton also interrupt with both claiming they have a right to challenge for the WWE Championship after their WrestleMania wins.
  • Adam Pearce comes out and makes tonight’s main event: Drew McIntyre vs Braun Strowman vs Randy Orton with the winner facing Bobby Lashey at WrestleMania Backlash.

New Day vs Elias & Jaxson Ryker

  • Elias tries to play his guitar but Xavier plays his trombone every time Elias tries to strum. They come out and mock the two for getting beaten up single-handily by Braun Strowman. Elias mocks them back for being beat up by Omos before the two staredown.
  • The New Day start out strong with stereo tope con hilos before Ryker & Elias regain control with a series of stiff strikes. Ryker gets a two-count after hitting a falcon arrow into an elevated knee combination with Elias before locking in a camel clutch. Xavier escapes and tags in Kofi, who builds a comeback.
  • Kofi hits the Boom Drop before setting up for Trouble In Paradise but Elias dodges and sets up an electric chair. Xavier tags in and hits a double stomp/backbreaker combination on Elias to pick up the win.

The Return Of Firefly Funhouse

  • Bray says it’s great to be back in the Funhouse and that this could be the start of a brand new season in Firefly Funhouse with new friends before ending by saying that “he will return”.

Randy Orton vs Drew McIntyre vs Braun Strowman

  • All three men’ start out even early on but Orton eventually takes control after countering Strowman’s shoulder tackle by throwing steel steps at him before hitting a back suplex on Drew onto the announce table.
  • Drew begins to build momentum with a series of belly-to-belly suplexes but Orton slams him into the announce table to regain control. Braun takes down both his opponents with multiple strikes with the steel steps but Orton hits a rope-hung DDT. Orton hits the RKO but Drew breaks up the pinfall with a Claymore to pick up the win.
  • After the match, MVP comes out to confront Drew. From behind, Mace and T-BAR attack Drew before standing on the ramp in front of MVP – seemingly aligning themselves with him to close the show.