Monday, March 9, 2020

WWE RAW Results (3/09) - Washington, D.C.

WWE RAW Results (3/09) - Washington, D.C.
After a recap of Randy Orton taking out Edge two months ago, WWE RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch heads out to the ring.


Lynch grabs a mic and says the time for joking is over and she finally knows who her opponent is, the cage fighter, Shayna Baszler. We see highlights from Baszler's dominate victory at last night's WWE Elimination Chamber. Baszler says she's taking the title and there's not a damn thing Lynch can do about it.

Back to the ring, Lynch recognizes Baszler cut through everyone in last night's match, even Asuka, who it took Lynch her entire career to beat. Lynch calls Baszler a "black hole of charisma" and "I may be a b----, but I'm the b---- who runs this division." Lynch recalls Baszler not shaking her hand after last year's WrestleMania and says Baszler is the bigger threat to come here way since she pried the title off her friends, Ronda Rousey. Lynch says Baszler has been hiding in the shadows, looking to rewrite history. Believes Baszler is trying to discount Lynch and she's going to smash Baszler's face for it, throwing down the mic afterwards.

- Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring for his match against Angel Garza as we go to commercial.

Rey Mysterio vs. Angel Garza

Rey with a side head lock and Rey floats over and sends Angel into the turnbuckles with a head scissors. Angel with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Rey with a flying mare and he goes for a head scissors but Garza blocks it. Rey lands on his feet on a power bomb attempt. Garza with a boot to the head. Garza with a waist lock and Rey with elbows. Rey floats over but Garza with a super kick to Rey. Garza drop kicks Rey to the floor and Zelina goes to the apron while Garza removes his pants.

Garza sends Rey back into the ring and then he catapults Rey's throat into the bottom rope. Garza gets a near fall. Garza catapults Rey into the turnbuckles. Garza with a thrust kick to the back of the head. Garza with boots to Rey. The referee holds Garza back while he lets Rey get back to his feet and Garza with a running boot and then he puts Rey on the turnbuckles. Rey knocks Garza off the turnbuckles but Garza puts Rey in the tree of woe and pulls him to the mat. Garza gets a near fall.

Garza with a reverse chin lock and then works on the neck. Garza sends Rey into the air and then kicks Rey in the chest. Garza puts Rey on the ropes and Garza runs into a drop kick. Rey with forearms and Garza is sent to the floor. Rey with a drop kick to knock Garza off the apron. Rey with a sliding splash onto Garza. Rey sends Garza back into the ring. Rey iwth a springboard seated splash and Rey with a kick to the head for a near fall. Rey goes for a springboard cross body but Garza catches Rey and hits a slingshot reverse suplex for a near fall. Rey with an enzuigiri and Garza falls onto the ropes and Rey misses a 619. Garza with a super kick.

Garza sets for the Wing Clipper but Rey is able to get into the corner. Rey and Garza exchange punches. Rey with head butts from the turnbuckles and Garza is knocked off the turnbuckles. Rey goes for a Destroyer but Garza blocks it but Rey with a head scissors and a 619. Rey with a springboard elbow drop for the three count.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

Earlier Today:

We go to footage of Kevin Owens arriving at the building earlier today. Akam, Rezar, Buddy Murphy, and Seth Rollins wait for him. Seth offers Kevin some popcorn but Kevin gives them his bag. Akam and Rezar send Owens into a case while Murphy hits a boot against a production case. Murphy drops a tray carrier on Owens and producers come to stop the attack, as Rollins still eats his popcorns.

We go to commercial.

- We are back and next week, Steve Austin will be back.

- Tom brings up the NXT Women's Title Match and we see the footage that aired on NXT with Rhea Ripley at Raymond James Stadium.

In the Arena:

Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.

Charlotte asks if you saw that package. Meet Rhea Ripley, the next big thing. The new shiny toy. Inspiring. Charlotte says it got her fired up. You said in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. You don't want to be anything like me, because you want to be yourself. Charlotte says you are not her and you will never be her. There is only one me. You continue to be all shiny and the next big thing and enjoy this hype surrounding you. It is not going to last. Charlotte says she is fighting for the NXT Championship to teach Rhea a lesson. There is something to stand in an empty stadium and talk about your dreams but there is something about standing in a stadium full of 90,000 people being humbled.

NXT Women's Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring. Rhea tells Charlotte she is going to explain... Charlotte says we have heard enough of you. We heard you talk for two minutes. This is not NXT, this is Raw. This MY KINGDOM. You are excused. Rhea punches Charlotte and then leaves the ring with a smile on her face.

- Randy Orton is in the hazy part of the backstage area and he paces. We go to commercial.

Bobby Lashley vs. Zack Ryder

Lashley with a shoulder tackle and kicks in the corner. Lashley with a running shoulder to the midsection. Lashley sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and kicks Ryder. Lashley runs into knees from Ryder and Ryder with a missile drop kick attempt but Lashley moves and Lashley with a spinebuster and Dominator for the three count.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

- We take a look at what happened last week between Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

Aleister Black is in his room and there is a knock on his door. Black is confused but he gets up and Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy enter. Black wants to know what can he do. Seth says it is nice to meet you and Buddy has said a lot about you. Seems that you have run into a problem with the number's game and Seth says he is an expert at the number's game. He would like to have Aleister on his side and he says that Aleister should join the group. Aleister says no. Seth says maybe he wasn't clear the first time. Either you are with him or you are against him. Black says those words sound like fighting words. You did knock on the right door because he accepts.

Erick Rowan vs. Drew McIntyre

Drew looks at the cage and Drew with a boot and chops to Rowan. Rowan goes for the claw slam but Drew escapes. Drew clotheslines Rowan over the top rope and Rowan pulls Drew to the floor. Drew sends Rowan into the ring post and ringside barrier. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Drew sits on the apron and then he goes for the cage and he picks up the ring steps to smash the cage. Drew smashes the cage and Rowan goes after Drew but Drew with a head butt.

Drew sends Rowan into the ring post and hits Future Shock. Drew with a Claymore for the three count.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

- We go backstage to see the garage as the camera crew waits for the arrival of Edge. Elsewhere backstage, Randy Orton is just standing.

- We get the video package of Randy Orton and Beth Phoenix again, back to commercial.

Asuka and Kairi Sane vs. Natalya and Liv Morgan in a Non Title Match

Kairi and Liv start things off and they lock up. Kairi with a clean break and Kairi offers her hand but Liv slaps it away. Liv with a matrix and rollup for a near fall. Liv with a kick and Sane with a head scissors take down. Liv with a drop toe hold into the ropes and Liv with a drop kick to the back against the ropes. Liv gets a near fall. Liv with a running hip into the corner and Natalya tags in. Natalya and Liv with a double suplex. Natalya gets a near fall.

Ruby Riott comes to the ring to watch the action.

Asuka with a shoulder tackle to Natalya. They push each other and Natalya with a clothesline. Asuka with an Irish whip and Natalya blocks a hip into the corner with a waist lock. Natalya with a rollup for a near fall. Asuka goes to the floor and Kairi goes to check on her. Natalya and Liv with baseball slides. Natalya sends Asuka into the ring and tags Liv back in. Liv with a rollup for a near fall. Liv with a forearm and Asuka wants more. Liv with forearms but Asuka with a shoulder tackle. Asuka wtih an arm bar. Asuka sends Liv to the mat. Asuka with boots to Liv.

Asuka with forearms in the corner. Liv with a forearm to knock Kairi off the apron. Liv with a double jump springboard drop kick to Asuka and Natalya tags in. Natalya and Liv with a double hip toss and Natalya gets a near fall. Asuka with a spinning back fist and the referee pulls Asuka away so Kairi drops the arm on the rope. Kair tags in and drops a forearm onto the arm from the turnbuckles. Kairi with an arm wringer and Asuka tags in. Asuka goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm. Kairi with a Jericho cover for a near fall.

Asuka tags back in and Asuka with a kick and Kairi with an axe kick. Sane with a drop kick and Asuka gets a near fall. Asuka with kicks and a drop kick. Asuka with a cross arm breaker but Natalya with punches and forearms. Asuka with a guillotine and Sarah Logan makes her way to the ramp and she stands next to Ruby. Natalya gets to her feet and she goes for a slam.

Ruby and Sarah throw punches on the floor and Sarah with knees. Liv goes up top and hits a cross body onto Ruby and Sarah. Natalya tries to make the tag but Liv is down on the floor. Natalya with a kick to Sane and she gets a near fall with a rollup. Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya with an elbow but Asuka makes the tag and Natalya does not see it. Natalya puts Sane in the Sharpshooter and Asuka with a round kick to the temple for the three count.

Winners: Asuka and Kairi Sane

- You are looking live at the garage ramp and we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson make their way to the ring.

AJ says not once, but twice, the Undertaker has stuck his nose where it does not belong. Not once but twice, the Undertaker has taken moments from him. He stole a beautiful trophy from him at Super Showdown. Last night, he cost AJ a match. We look at what happened last night.

AJ says he saw the Undertaker lose to Roman Reigns three years ago. He saw the Undertaker put his glove and hat in the ring. Undertaker threw his fist up like he was riding into the sunset. Maybe Taker should have done that when Brock ended the streak. That was a beautiful and powerful moment but the Undertaker ruined it when he came back to the WWE. Was it your ego or the spotlight. AJ says he wants the Undertaker at Wrestlemania.

Ten or fifteen years ago, I would have been hesitant to call him out, but he does not see this mythical creature or a phenom anymore. He sees a broken down man named Mark Calloway. Taker should have retired ten years ago when he was in his prime. AJ says he doesn't know what keeps him coming back . . . it's his wife. It's Michelle McCool. AJ says he hopes she doesn't mind him letting the cat out of the bag. She plays Taker like a fiddle. They have a beautiful family but Michelle is the most conniving peson he has met in his life. The truth is the truth. AJ gives Undertaker a little advice. Your wife is going to run you into the ground... and I am going to help her. I will make sure you die in that ring at Wrestlemania.

AJ says he is going to take the Undertaker's soul at Wrestlemania. I will do what his wife wants him to do. It's pretty simple. I am challenging the Undertaker to a one-on-one match at Wrestlemania. What do you have to lose? You already lost your dignity, pride, and mystique. You are just a broken down, old man. Here is the truth, these people don't give a damn about you. Accept my challenge and fight me at Wrestlemania. I will literally put the nail in your coffin.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Randy Orton is standing and Charly Caruso tries to talk to him. She asks about his thought on Edge's arrival. Randy says nothing and Charly walks away.

Riddick Moss vs. Cedric Alexander for the 24/7 Title

Moss with a series of running shoulder tackles followed by punches. Alexander with a kick and he comes off the turnbuckles but Moss catches Alexander and sends Cedric into the turnbuckles with a fallaway slam. Moss with a rear chin lock. Alexander with a jaw breaker and punches. Moss sends Alexander to the apron and Alexander with a kick and slingshot flatliner for a near fall. Moss sends Alexander to the apron and Alexander iwth a clothesline and Moss stops a springboard move. Moss with a running shoulder tackle into the corner followed by a neck breaker for the three count.

Winner: Riddick Moss (retains title)

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and MVP is in the ring and he says there are a lot of other cities he would rather be in. You are so insignificant that you can't even be a state. MVP says he is here because at his point in his career, he is transitoning from competitor to genius who will lead others to championship status. He says he needs a solid foundation. He will build his stable around someone like Edge. They go way back. MVP says he learned a lot from him. Edge has a problem with focus so with his leadership and guidance, there is no question he can lead Edge back to the prominence. Edge has to focus and listen to him. They have that kind of relationship. You can't wait to see Edge, but Edge is not here for you.

We see a limo arrive and Edge makes his way into the building. MVP says he has a proposition for Edge.

Edge makes his way to the ring totally ignoring MVP and tells Randy he needs to grow a set and get out here right now.

MVP wants to know what is wrong with Edge. That is your problem. Your mental is off. You are focusing on the wrong things and embarrassing yourself. Speaking of focusing on the wrong things, how is your wife.

Edge turns finally his attention to MVP and hits a spear.

Randy Orton all of a sudden gets in the ring and blindsides Edge! Edge fights him off and hits Orton with an RKO!

Edge quickly goes outside and grabs a chair. Edge puts it in the ring before getting another chair. Edge gets in the ring, but Orton escapes. MVP tries to attack, but Edge takes him out with a head and arm choke while wildly staring at Orton. Edge puts MVP on the chair, shouts that this is Randy Orton, and crushes MVP with a con-chair-to! The crowd loudly chants, “One more time.” Orton looks stunned. Edge obliges the crowd and hits an unconscious MVP with another con-chair-to. Orton is irate and stares down the ramp at Edge. Orton leaves, and Edge soon chases after him as we go to commercial.

- We are back and next week, we will have a contract signing for AJ Styles and the Undertaker.

- We take a look at Triple H winning the Arnold Classic Lifetime Award.

Video:

Paul Heyman introduces himself and he says for 18 years, his client has demonstrated that he is the single most dominating force in the history of WWE. The list of victims is endless. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Ric Flair, Steve Austin, John Cena, and even the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. No one has ever been so dominant for so long.

Drew McIntyre says everything that man said is 100% true. There has never been anyone who dominated the roster and conquered everything in his path. Then Brock Lesnar ran into him. In case Brock thought it was a fluke, he showed Brock last week that he finally met his match. He will choose his words very clearly. He will Claymore Brock Lesnar flush in his face, knock him on his ass and become the Undisputed WWE Champion of the World at Wrestlemania.

- Edge walks in the back and Charly Caruso wants to know where Randy is. Charly tells Edge that Randy has left the arena.

Seth Rollins vs. Aleister Black

Rollins with a waist lock and Black escapes. Rollins with a wrist lock and Black with an arm drag and another arm drag. Rollins with a side head lock but Black with a head scissors and Rollins escapes. Rollins misses Black Out and Black misses Black Mass. Rollins goes to the floor and Black teases a move to the floor but springs back into the ring to sit down. Rollins returns to the ring but Black continues to sit down. Rollins misses a kick and Black with forearms. Rollins with a kick. Black with a knee to the midsection. Black with a kick to the midsection. Rollins goes to the floor and Black follows. Murphy backs up and Rollins with a shot to the throat. Rollins sends Black into the ringside barrier.

They return to the ring and Rollins with kicks. Rollins chokes Black in the ropes. Black with kicks and a back elbow to Rollins followed by a flying knee to the head. Black gets a near fall. Black with a waist lock and Rollins with elbows. Rollins runs Black into the ropes and Rollins with slingblade for a near fall. Rollins with elbows to the chest.. Rollins with a flatliner into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a knee to Black. Rollins with a chop. Rollins goes for a springboard knee but Black moes. Black with back elbows and kicks followed by a leg sweep. Black with a sliding boot to the head. Black with a quebrada and Murphy gets on the apron and Black punches Murphy.

Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Black with a German suplex and Murphy breaks up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Aleister Black (by disqualification)

After the match, Murphy and Rollins attack Black. Akam and Rezar come to the ring and they hit a neck breaker and power bomb combination. The Viking Raiders make their way to the ring and they go after Akam and Rezar. Murphy and Rollins come to help Akam and Rezar. The Street Profits make their way to the ring and Akam, Rezar, Murphy, and Rollins go to the floor. Montez Ford takes the mic and he says before you disqualify the Monday Night Pariah, why not make this an eight man tag match.

We go to commercial.

Seth Rollins, Murphy & AOP vs. The Viking Raiders & The Street Profits

Ford and Murphy start things off and they lock up. Murphy with an Irish whip and Ford floats over and hits a drop kick. Dawkins tags in and hits an elbow for a near fall. Akam tags in and so does Ivar. Ivar with punches and Akam with a punch. Ivar with a boot and Erik tags in. Ivar with a knee and Erik with a knee to the head. Ivar tags back in and Akam with a knee and Rollins tags in. Rollins with punches but Ivar will not be Irish whipped. Rollins with a rolling elbow and Murphy tags in. They Irish whip Ivar and Rollins misses a splash and Ivar with a kick to Murphy. Erik tags in and Ivar with a slam and Erik slams Ivar onto Murphy. Rezar and Ford tag in and Ford with chops and they have no effect on Rezar. Ford with a series of kicks and a drop kick that backs Rezar into the corner.

Ford with a kick from the apron and he goes up top and hits a cross body but Rezar catches Ford and hits a fallaway slam. Akam tags in and he punches Ford. Akam with a forearm and Murphy tags in. Murphy with elbows and a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Murphy with an elbow to the back of the neck. Ford with a boot to Murphy and Ford fights out of the corner but Murphy stops the tag attempt. Ford with a kick and Erik tags in and he connects with forearms and then hits an exploder. Erik with forearms to Rezar. Erik floats over and hits a running double knee strike. Erik with a suicide dive to Rezar but Rezar catches Erik. Murphy with Meteora off the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Murphy sends Erik into the corner and Rollins tags in. Seth sends Erik to the floor and Rollins sends Erik into the ringside barrier. Rollins does it again. Rollins breaks the referee's count and then he tries to Irish whip Erik into the ringside barrier again but Erik reverses. Rollins stops Erik from getting across the ring. Murphy and Akam knock Ivar, Ford, and Dawkins off the apron. Murphy tags in and he connects with an elbow. Akam tags in and he connects with knees in the corner. Rezar tags in and Rezar with a knee for a near fall. Akam tags in and he punches Erik. Erik with punches to Akam but Akam with a knee and front face lock. Rollins tags in and he punches Erik while Akam connects with knees.

Rollins chokes Erik in the corner. Rollins with a forearm and Erik fires back. They go back and forth until Rollins applies a front face lock. Erik with punches and Rollins with a knee. Rollins kicks Ivar off the apron. Ivar with a hip lock and knee to the head. Both men are down. Murphy and Ford tag in and Ford with a springboard cross body and drop kicks to Rezar, Akam, and Murphy. Ford with a DDT. Ford gets a near fall. Ford goes to the apron and he goes up top but Akam pushes Ford off the turnbuckles and to the floor.

Akam tags in and he sends Ford into the ringside barrier. Akam with an Irish whip and Murphy tags in. Murphy with a kick to Ford followed by a snap mare and kick. Murphy with forearms to the back. Ford punches Rollins but Murphy with an O'Connor Roll for a near fall. Ford kicks Murphy away but cannot get to his corner. Murphy with a kick to the back. Rollins tags in and hits a back elbow. Rollins with a hard Irish whip. Rollins stomps on Ford's hand. Rollins stomps on the other hand. Ford with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a clothesline. Rollins with a rear chin lock and Ford with a punch but Rollins with an elbow. Murphy tags in and hits a suplex. Murphy gets a near fall. Murphy with a knee and rear chin lock.

Ford gets back to his feet and he connects with elbows and Murphy with a belly-to-back suplex to Ford. Ford with a super kick to Murphy and both men are down. Ivar and Rollins tag in. Ivar with a shoudler tackle and side slam and cross body to Akam. Ivar with a seated splash in the corner to Rezar. Ivar with a clothesline to Rezar. Erik tags in and they set for the springboard round kick and German suplex combination but Akam stops Ivar. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Ford with an enzuigiri to Murphy. Akam with a spinebuater to Ford. Dawkins with a spear to Akam. Erik with a knee to Rezar. Ivar with a uranage to Rollins and Ford tags in. Ford goes up top for the frog splash and hits it but Murphy breaks up the cover. Dawkins punches Murphy off the apron and Akam and Rezar catch him. Erik and Ivar with stereo suicide dives. Rollins with a knee to Dawkins. Ford punches Rollins and hits a thrust kick that sends Rollins to the floor.

Ford wtih a plancha onto everyone. Ford gets back into the ring and Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winners: Seth Rollins, Murphy & AOP

After the match, Kevin Owens pulls Rollins to the floor and punches Rollins. Owens with a kick and stunner to Akam. Rezar goes through the ropes to the floor. Owens with a Stunner to Murphy. Rollins with Black Out to Owens. Rollins with another Black Out to Owens. Rollins with a third Black Out.

We go to credits.

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