Episode #6 (May 22, 2020):
Show Opener: Paul Heyman opens up Raw saying that he will be watch each and every single superstar on this roster very closely. There are some impressive people on this roster, Roman excluded, who show promise for a match against his client Brock Lesnar. Of course they will lose to Brock, but the search continues. And that search starts tonight. If anyone on this roster thinks they are man enough to face Brock Lesnar, then do something about it. Stand out amongst the pack. Be important. I'll be watching.
Match #1: Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax w/ Bliss
-Alexa Bliss pulls out the ref before Baszler can pin Nia Jax. While the ref is yelling at Bliss, Nia Jax throws Baszler into an exposed turnbuckle.
RESULTS: NIA JAX WINS
Segment: The New Day find LLC backstage just hanging out. The New Day try to front up on them but Cesaro, Lashley, and Lana aren't really having it. And by that I mean they are sorta just brushing off the New Day. Lana informs the New Day that they have no issue with them. They were hired to do a job and they did the job so they're all good. The New Day question what she means and Lana simply explains that someone who is going to remain nameless hired LLC to ensure that The New Day don't challenge The Disicples for the RAW Tag Team Championships at Money in the Bank. They did their job and now they are on to the next. Then LLC leaves.
Match #2: Cedric Alexander w/ Ricochet vs. King Corbin
RESULTS: CEDRIC ALEXANDER WIN
Segment: Backstage Interview with Bianca Belair & Naomi. They say that they have had enough of Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley, they are nothing compared to our black excellence and we want to use that to turn us into gold incarnate ok? We want a shot at the Women's Tag Team Championships. Ripley and Morgan walk up and Liv tells them it's funny because we were thinking the exact same thing. Looks like you haven't had enough of us yet. And the two teams stare each other down.
Match #3: Murphy w/ Rollins vs. Elias
RESULTS: MURPHY WINS
-After the match, King Corbin beats down Ricochet even further until Cedric Alexander makes the save.
Segment: After the match, The New Day walk out to talk to Murphy & Rollins. Woods and BIg E explained that they talked to LLC last week, and apparently, someone hired them to knock them out of the tournament. And since maybe you two are the RAW Tag Team Champions, maybe the motive lies with you. You wanted to take us out of the tournament because you knew we would beat you for those titles. Rollins informs Woods & Big E that they only thing he is worried about is creating the best version that Monday Night Raw can be. This show is my purpose. And Murphy here agrees that us being tag team champions makes RAW the best it can be, then my will be done. Big E laughs and says that he does admit to paying off LLC. Rollins laughs it off and attacks Big E leading to a brawl. Rollins and Murphy sets up Woods and his neck to be positioned just perfectly with a shot to the neck when Kofi Kingston makes his return and saves Woods causing Rollins & Murphy to high tail out of there.
Match #4: The Miz vs. Bo Dallas
RESULTS: THE MIZ WINS
-After the match, The Miz calls out John Morrison saying that this entire time, John Morrison has been saying that he is miles ahead of The Miz. And then at Money in the Bank, not only did I win a 15 man battle royal, I was inches away from defeating you John and taking your precious Intercontinental Championship. Then you had to go ahead and hit me with a steel chair, right across my back. You knew I was going to win John and you went ahead and acted like a chicken shit. Guess what John. I'm not out. I'm not done. At Backlash, I'm taking back the Intercontinental Championship and restoring my own prestige. Cause I'm the MIz and I'm awesome!
Video Package: Roman/Wyatt segment last week
Main Event: AJ Styles vs. Keith Lee vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus - Heyman Hustle Match
RESULTS: AJ STYLES WINS
Show Opener: Sasha Banks opens smackdown. She grabs a mic and says "Look, i know everyone wants an explanation about what I did to Bayley last week. It's simple really, she was dragging us both down. She has always been the weak link between the both of us and is the reason we lost the women's tag team championships, but I'm over that now. I dropped that dead weight and now I can focus on the real prize, the Smackdown women's title." GM Paige comes out and interrupts Sasha and says "Funny you mentioned that actually Sasha I was actually coming to address the women's title. At Backlash there will be a Women's title match. However we need to determine a number one contender and I plan on doing that with a little tournament! Whoever wins this tournament will go on to be the number one contender for the women's championship at Backlash! Actually the first match starts right now, and Sasha you're in it!"
Match #1: Nikki Cross vs. Sasha Banks - Tournament Match
RESULTS: SASHA BANKS WINS
Segment: Samoa Joe is mad that Kevin Owens didn't put up the fight he wanted. "I expected a real challenge from Owens after what he did to me 2 weeks ago when he bashed my head into that monitor back there! Look no matter how the fight went I'm still the United States Champion and with Backlash coming up I know there's gonna be a lot of guys who want a shot but I'm not sure that there's anyone back there that has a real shot against a natural born killer like me." Matt Riddle's music hits and he comes to the ring. "Hey, I'm pretty sure you haven't faced anyone like me before, I think that title you got there would look way better on me. So whatdya say? Maybe we can have a little brodown throwdown at Backlash?" Joe sizes riddle up and says "I'm in, as long as you bring your a game you got a shot, it shouldn't be too hard to beat your lazy ass." Joe starts to walk away and says "By the way Riddle, I'm not your bro" Joe grabs Riddle in the Coquina Clutch but Riddle reverses it and rocks joe with a knee. He picks up the mic and says "Don't go underestimating me now Samoa Bro" Riddle leaves.
Match #2: Undisputed Era (Fish & O'Reilly) vs. Burch & Lorcan
RESULTS: UNDISPUTED ERA WINS
Video Package: Braun Strowman standing in a ring alone, then a bunch of faceless wrestlers surround him and try to take him down but of course he dominates them all. Then he looks at the camera and says "Randy, the Monster among Men is coming for you, your little buddy, and that Universal Championship. So you better get some more back up if you wanna take me on cause I don't care who I have to go through. I want that championship."
Match #3: Humberto Carillo vs. Shelton Benjamin
RESULTS: SHELTON BENJAMIN WINS
Segment: Heavy Machinery is being asked about the challenge set down by One Nation last week. Tucker says "I don't get why these two amazing competitors who have wrestled all over the world think they're being overlooked. Crews and Tozawa are no joke and we've seen what they can do. I don't think me or Otis are going to underestimate them, and trust me we'll be keeping a very close eye on them in the coming weeks to make sure they don't try anything sketchy." Otis shoots daggers at the camera and HM leave.
Match #4: Ruby Riott vs. Dana Brooke - Tournament Match
RESULTS: RUBY RIOTT WINS
Segment: Ruby Riott is asked why she joined Era "Well you see, it was a matter of a group of people who saw eye to eye, they noticed my inner struggles on this brand and saw what i've gone through for victory. They know I'm willing to do whatever it takes to come out on top, you just saw me win my tournament match right? Well the rest of the guys will do whatever it takes too. We want to be the top of the food chain here on Smackdown and we aren't going to be friendly about getting there, it'll be an Undisputed Riot."
Match #5: Pete Dunne vs. Adam Cole
RESULTS: ADAM COLE WINS