The Viking Raiders are shown backstage asking someone if he’s decided on joining The Raid or not. It’s WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. They do some comedy and Drew looks ahead to the post-RAW celebration if they can win tonight, and says he will have turkey legs for Erik and Ivar. Ivar likes the idea of this. Drew says they might want to stick around and watch what happens on The VIP Lounge. Drew walks off and we go to commercial.
We go to the ring and MVP is out for another edition of The VIP Lounge. MVP welcomes everyone and starts praising his guest for tonight, saying he has the single-most devastating move in WWE. MVP goes to bring Bobby Lashley out but the music interrupts and out comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. MVP is surprised.
The crowd chants for Drew as he hits the ring. Drew jokes around that MVP was giving him a grand introduction. MVP tries to speak up but Drew keeps on, raising the WWE Title in the air. MVP says they are not friends but more importantly, why is Drew here? Drew couldn’t help but notice Lashley and Lana were having an issue backstage and he knows MVP is about to bring them out. Drew knows MVP was about to start bragging on him and his Claymore Kick, so continue on. MVP says no, he was about to talk about Lashley and his Full Nelson.
Drew says he’s still feeling last week’s Full Nelson. Drew says MVP doesn’t know about the Full Nelson but he knows about the Claymore as he’s taken several lately. MVP says this is all part of his business plan, which will culminate this Sunday when Lashley rag-dolls Drew again and wins the WWE Title. Drew jokes that MVP is going to show Lashley the secret to all those 0 world title wins he had. Drew is tired of talking. He’s going to give a countdown, then kick MVP in the face. He can take it like a man or get chased down and beaten up anyway. Drew counts but Lashley comes from behind in the ring. They face off. Drew says this is how it’s going to go. Drew raises the title and cuts a promo on Backlash. He turns out of nowhere and drops MVP with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt as Lashley watches. The music hits and out comes The Viking Raiders, Erik and Ivar. They have RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits with them, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins. Lashley and MVP re-group at ringside, as do Drew and the others. We go to commercial.
MVP and Bobby Lashley vs. The Viking Raiders
Back from the break and Bobby Lashley goes at it with Ivar to start. Lashley unloads and hits a Flatliner for a 2 count. MVP tags in for more offense on Ivar in the corner, unloading as the referee warns.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre watches from a chair at ringside. RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits are also watching from ringside. Lashley comes back in and works over Ivar but Ivar turns it around. We see Lana watching backstage as MVP tags back in after Lashley gets rocked. Erik comes back in to keep up the attack on MVP in the corner.
Erik rocks MVP into the corner with strikes. Ivar tags back in with a big thrust in the corner. Ivar grounds MVP by his arm now. Erik tags in for the big double team to MVP. Lashley comes back in but he fights Erik off and drives him down for a close 2 count. Lashley mounts Erik with punches now. Lashley beats Erik back down in the corner and tags MVP back in for more of the same. Drew is all smiles at ringside, taunting the heels.
MVP with a big kick to the back of Erik and a low dropkick for a 2 count, and another. MVP shows frustration and covers for another 2 count. MVP grounds Erik by his shoulder now. Lashley and MVP manhandle Erik near their corner, keeping him down as the referee warns them. MVP tags back in for a double suplex and they nail it. MVP covers for 2. Erik ends up leveling Lashley with a big right. Ivar tags in as does MVP. Ivar drops MVP and unloads while he’s down, stopping to yell out. Ivar gets decked in the corner as MVP moves. Lashley tags in but Ivar sends him to the floor with a big boot after an impressive counter. Lashley sends Ivar face-first into the announce table.
Lashley and MVP have words with The Street Profits at ringside. Ivar flies over at them and takes MVP and Lashley down next to the announcers. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Erik has Lashley grounded by his arm in the ring after the earlier chaos at ringside. Erik takes it to the corner and Ivar tags in to keep the attack going. Ivar grounds Lashley. Lashley breaks free with a big clothesline. Lashley with a big corner shot, followed by MVP with a big running boot to Ivar in the corner. MVP covers for a 2 count. MVP with another pin attempt but no luck.
We see Lana backstage watching again. Charly Caruso asks if it bothers her that her husband asked her to stay backstage during his matches. She calls MVP a leach but she will respect her husband’s wishes because they will be champion soon. Lana says she’s been focusing on her marriage and now wants to focus on herself to make 2020 the year of Lana. We see Lashley ground Ivar in the ring again as Drew stares them down. Lashley catches Ivar with a big powerslam for a close 2 count. Lashley keeps the attack going on Ivar and in comes MVP again. MVP pounds on Ivar with kidney shots in the corner. Ivar fights out of the corner but MVP rocks him back to one knee. Ivar finally tags in Erik, who blasts MVP and unloads on him with strikes in the middle of the ring.
Erik also knocks Lashley off the apron. MVP charges but Erik catches him with a big overhead suplex for a pop from everyone, including The Profits at ringside. Ivar tags back in for the big double team sequence on MVP in the corner. Erik then nails the Hammer of Thor with Ivar on MVP in the corner. Lashley breaks up Erik’s pin. Ivar sends Lashley to the floor. Lashley and Drew have a moment at ringside after Lashley bumps into him. Lashley runs right past Drew and hits a Spear on Ivar on the floor. Drew and Lashley stare at each other. More back and forth between the two teams now. Erik levels MVP in the ring and yells down at him. Lashley runs back in and applies the Full Nelson to Erik from behind. Lashley manhandles Erik for a few seconds to get the win.
Winners: MVP and Bobby Lashley
– After the match, MVP and Lashley stand tall in the ring as Drew looks on from the outside. Ivar runs in and slugs MVP to the mat while Drew and Lashley are staring at each other while Drew is still on the outside. Lashley turns around and applies the Full Nelson on Ivar. Drew ends up running in and breaking the hold with a big Claymore Kick, sending Lashley out of the ring but still on his feet. Drew stands tall with the title as his music hits, taunting Lashley and warning him for Backlash.