WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Winner, Top Highlights and Botches for Week of April 20

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Feed Source: WWE Bleacher Report

This week on WWE television provided fans a look at the young stars who will dominate headlines in the months to come. Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin and Jinder Mahal all stole headlines while establishing themselves as threats to any and all beloved babyfaces across Raw and SmackDown Live.

Yes, Jinder Mahal.

The Canadian-born competitor won a Six-Pack Challenge match to earn a shot at Randy Orton's WWE Championship at the SmackDown brand-exclusive Backlash pay-per-view on May 21 and set the wrestling world abuzz. After all, he was but a forgettable midcard enhancement star just a few weeks earlier.

Rather than helping the blue brand earn a victory in this week's battle for brand supremacy, would the move actually hurt its chances, with his inexplicable ascension being too much, too soon in the wake of the Superstar Shake-up?

Raw saw Braun Strowman wage a warpath on the roster, obliterating any and all Superstars unlucky enough to find themselves in his crosshairs.

Could a ring-destroying superplex to Big Show be enough to help Raw surge past its opposition and into the winner's circle this week?

Find out now with this week's recap of WWE television.

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Akira Tozawa confronts Neville

Ariya Daivari def. Cedric Alexander

The New Day and The Usos square off in a Rap-Off next Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE

Mustafa Ali def. Drew Gulak

Independence Day Battle Royal on SmackDown LIVE to determine United States Champion Kevin Owens’ WWE Battleground opponent

Carmella Wins 2nd WWE Money in the Bank Women's Ladder Match on SmackDown

Baron Corbin def. Sami Zayn

Carmella won the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match to become Ms. Money in the Bank