Just a few weeks away from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view and Monday Night RAW continues to prep fans for that show with qualifying matches on tonight’s show.
The first of three qualifying matches starts with the one-on-one bout between Rey Mysterio and Murphy. This will mark the first time these wrestlers meet in the ring and the future WWE Hall of Famer will look to get back into the WWE Championship hunt by earning a spot in the MITB ladder match.
Murphy is looking to continue his momentum from being a former RAW Tag Team Champion and insert himself in the biggest match of his young WWE career.
Aleister Black and Austin Theory will go one-on-one tonight to earn a spot in the MITB ladder match. Black is coming off a massive winning streak while Austin Theory is looking to continue gaining momentum for his newest faction alongside Andrade, Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. Can Theory pull off the ultimate upset?
And finally, Apollo Crews will take on MVP for a spot in the ladder match. Apollo is a new face on Monday Night RAW and he can cement his spot on the roster with a victory tonight. But he’ll have to overcome the wily veteran to do it.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre took out Andrade in a champion vs champion match last week, but the final frame of RAW was Seth Rollins taking out the champ with a Stomp. Rollins has made his intentions clear, and is looking to take the title off of Drew sooner rather than later.
Money in the Bank is around the corner, and McIntyre’s response could be a title shot at the “Monday Night Messiah.”
Here’s everything that happened on the April 20 episode of Monday Night RAW.
Drew McIntyre Promo
- Drew McIntyre comes out and puts over Seth Rollins as one of the best WWE wrestlers today, and he understands why he wants to come at the champion. Despite all the “Messiah” rhetoric, Seth wants to be champion. And instead of having Rollins run through hoops, he’s offering him a shot at the WWE Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
- Zelina Vega, Angel Garza and Austin Theory come out to interrupt. It’s all a way to distract McIntyre while Andrade comes up from behind and attacks the champion. However, McIntyre takes out Andrade and despite Zelina’s orders, Garza and Theory don’t want to get involved. Angel Garza and Drew McIntyre will have a match later tonight.