Drew McIntyre's first title defense as WWE Champion aired on the Raw after WrestleMania.
In storyline, the title defense actually took place shortly after the second night of WrestleMania 36 went off the air. WWE hyped throughout Raw that they would be showing video of what happened in the aftermath of McIntyre's win. It featured McIntyre returning to the ring for an interview about defeating Brock Lesnar. He was then confronted by Big Show.
Big Show tried to goad McIntyre into a match, but McIntyre -- who had just faced Lesnar -- said there was nothing Big Show could say to convince McIntyre to fight him that night. Big Show then slapped him instead, leading to the match starting.
Big Show hit a chokeslam on McIntyre near the end of the match, but McIntyre kicked out. McIntyre then dodged a knockout punch and hit the Claymore to retain his title.
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WWE Raw video highlights --
Asuka vs. Liv Morgan
The Street Profits vs. Angel Garza & Austin Theory for the Raw Tag Team titles
Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega
The Street Profits & Bianca Belair vs. Angel Garza, Austin Theory & Zelina Vega
Apollo Crews joins the Raw roster, faces Aleister Black
Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch
Seth Rollins vs. Denzel Dejournette
Nia Jax returns to the ring against Deonna Purrazzo
Humberto Carrillo vs. Brendan Vink
Big Show confronts Drew McIntyre after WrestleMania
Drew McIntyre vs. Big Show for the WWE Championship