WWE Raw started as Bobby Lashley was seen backstage as Riddle interrupted him and for a title shot. Bobby beat him down and grant him what he asked. It was footage from the earlier night.
Match 1 – WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Riddle
WWE Raw 12.04.2021 Results and Ratings – Raw After WrestleMania
This match was given an eight-minute booking and it was a good match. At first, it seemed like it would be a squash for Bobby Lashley but it was not. Riddle was given a good amount of booking as well. But he could not reply to a sudden Full Nelson Lock.
Match 2 – The Viking Raiders defeated Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander
It was a nicely paced match with six minutes of booking time. The match was mostly dominated by the Viking Raiders. Eric pinned Cedric Alexander after the Viking Express to ensure victory for his side.
Charlotte Flair was seen inside the ring. Charlotte said how she missed WrestleMania for not being there. She said that she deserved to face Asuka for the title and not Rhea Ripley. She called Ripley a snake and names all women in the locker room by saying no one is compared to herself. She said from now on she would be a changed person.
Match 3 – WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka went to Double Disqualification
The match was going quite well with both women was having hard times with each other. Both were fighting outside as Charlotte Flair attacked both of them. She beat down both women and led the match went to double disqualification.
Alexa Bliss was shown in Alexa’s playground where she explained her actions on WrestleMania 37. She said once there was a girl who was lost then she was rescued by darkness. Then one-day darkness left her and she was alone. That day she realized that darkness was not helping her but was standing in her way. She said along the way she unlocked something truly evil. She showed a doll, she said her name was Lilly and said their fun has just started. And she started laughing.
Back with the Miz TV where the Miz welcome her wife Maryse as his guest for the night. John Morrison accompanied them too. Miz broke the news that a new season of Miz & Mrs. Would start after the show. Then he talked about Bad Bunny and said Bunny should thank him. Damian Priest entered the ring and reminded that Bad Bunny defeated Miz.
Match 4 – The Miz and John Morrison defeated Damian Priest in a 2 on 1 Handicap match
This match was booked for around 4 minutes and Damian Priest was mostly dominating the match. Miz pinned Priest with a cheeky roll-up pin as Maryse helped her to secure the win.
Match 5 – WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax defeated Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose by count-out
The main selling point of this match Mandy Rose’s slip from WrestleMania. Nia slipped a couple of times during this match as well, even though it was scripted. Dana and Mandy left the ring as Nia was so angry at them, as Dana and Mandy were counted out.
MVP was seen next inside the ring. He said that no one handles the pressure of the Hurt Lock of Bobby Lashley. Drew McIntyre entered the arena. He said that he did pass out on the Hurt Lock but eventually he would get his rematch and this time he would take his revenge.
Braun Strowman interrupted them and he said that now he deserved the title shot against Bobby Lashley since Drew lost. Randy Orton now interrupted and made the same claim. Adam Pierce announced a triple threat match including all three of them where the winner would receive a title shot against Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash.
Match 6 – The New Day defeated Elias and Jaxson Ryker
The match was booked for five minutes. Nothing much to talk about it, Xavier Woods pinned Elias to get the victory for his side.
Bray Wyatt was seen after a long time with the Firefly Funhouse segment. He said that he felt reborn and there would be a new season of the Firefly Funhouse from now on.
Match 7 – Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton and Braun Strowman to become the no. 1 contender for the WWE Championship
It was a fun and fast-paced match. Braun Strowman was mostly presented as the strongest of the three. Orton and Drew teamed up for a while to beat down Strowman. In the end, Drew pinned Orton after a claymore to win the match. After the match, Mace and T Bar entered the ring and beat down Drew. MVP was seen standing on the apron as the show went off the air.
Overall, it was a very good show. But not as good as a Raw after WrestleMania. There were not enough returns neither any debuts. We give it 3 stars out 5. One star will deducted for not featuring all feuds coming from WrestleMania, and one star for not having any debuts.
Sportzwiki Rating – 3/5