Monday, March 23, 2020

WWE RAW Results (3/23) - Orlando, FL

WWE RAW Results (3/23) - Orlando, FL
RAW episode opens up on the USA Network with a pre-recorded message from Paul Heyman. Heyman talks about how WWE Champion Brock Lesnar has dominated the company for years.


He names several Superstars and Hall of Famers - Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Ric Flair, John Cena, and The Undertaker. Heyman says no one has been so dominant for so long.

The video cuts to Drew McIntyre. Drew says what Heyman said was true - no one has dominated WWE like Lesnar has, but then Brock ran into him. The video shows how Drew eliminated Brock in the Royal Rumble. Drew says in case Brock thought it was a fluke, he recently proved to Brock on RAW that he has met his match. The video shows the recent Claymore Kicks to Lesnar. Drew goes on about how he's going to knock Lesnar on his ass to become the new WWE Champion at WrestleMania 36.

- We're live from the empty WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Paul Heyman is in the middle of the ring with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Heyman introduces his client.

Paul says let's be honest for a change. We live in most uncertain times right now. At this time in history, where we all just need a little certainty in our lives, he gives you that certainty in Brock Lesnar. Drew McIntyre can do anything that he wants to. He can train his ass off. He can go to the gym. He can spar with mixed martial artists, but Drew McIntyre cannot beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. Not this most unique and most extraordinary Wrestlemania, a Wrestlemania too big for just one night. Drew can get down on his hands and knees and God's prayer line will only give him a busy signal. The next time Drew prays for Wrestlemania, Brock will answer the call and make it quick and painless.

After what happened at the Royal Rumble and in Brooklyn, Brock will make it quick but it won't be painless. Because Drew elimianted Brock at the Royal Rumble and put Brock on his back three times in Brooklyn, he is a made man. He will main event Wrestelmanias for years but when Wrestlemania is over, Drew will be another bitch that tried and another person who got stopped by the best to ever step in a WWE ring, Brock Lesnar.

- We go to Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton at the announce table. They welcome us to RAW from the WWE Performance Center. Still to come, Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton will be here. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look at what happened last week with the Undertaker, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows.

- We go to the 2015 Royal Rumble when Brock Lesnar defended the Universal Title against Seth Rollins and John Cena. As always, it will be a full re-run so stay tuned for the next update...

- We take a look at what Rob Gronkowski and Mojo Rawley did to Baron Corbin on Smackdown.

- We take a look at AJ Styles' promos over the last two weeks. Back to commercial.

- We are back with another look at the evolution of the issues between AJ Styles and the Undertaker.

In the Arena:

AJ Styles and The O.C. make their way to the ring...

AJ says it is official that the Phenomenal One and the Phenom will meet at Wrestlemania. AJ says he does not care which night it takes place. AJ wonders when MIchelle lets Taker out of the house. AJ talks about Taker's stretchy pants and Gallows talks about maternity pants. Taker was a gothic version of Dog the Bounty Hunter or the Tiger King. AJ says speaking of tigers, he brings up the photo of Undertaker with Michelle and a tiger in a pool. We see the Youtube video.

Who is this man? He is talking about tigers. Has he lost control of himself? He has not been the same since the streak ended. He wanted to take Taker's soul but it looks like Michelle has taken it. AJ says he doesn't want the Mark Calloway who is posting selfies. He wants the Undertaker from yesteryear and he is nowhere to be found. But, AJ will give the WWE Universe what they want. He will give you what you want to see. He is going to bring back the Dead Man in a match he would love to be in. A Boneyard Match. This is for you Taker. When it is over, I have the perfect place and plot for you. Ironically it is the same plot that Michelle McCool picked out when she buried your career.

Backstage:

Charly Caruso is in the back with Andrade, Zelina Vega, and Angel Garza. Zelina is asked how are they preparing for their match at Wrestlemania. Zelina says Charly is looking so. Angel and Andrade will show tonight why they are the most skilled and most charismatic team in WWE. Soon Andrade will be the most decorated superstar in WWE. The Street Profits will be able to dance around in the crowd, but not with the titles.
Andrade says they want the titles. Angel says they are both men who know what they want.

- We are back with a look back at Edge's promo from last week.

Andrade Almas and Angel Garza vs. Cedric Alexander and Ricochet

Ricochet with a springboard cross body to Andrade and Garza before Alexander makes his way to the ring. Ricochet clotheslines Garza over the top rope.

Andrade and Ricochet start things off and Ricochet blocks a kick and connects with forearms. Andrade with a chop and kick. Ricochet with a handstand head scissors and drop kick for a near fall. Garza tags but he is not on the tag rope so the referee disallows it. Ricochet with a kick and punches. Garza moves the tag rope to the other corner and the referee disallows the tag. Andrade with a forearm but Ricochet with a kick. Andrade knocks Ricochet off the ropes and Garza sends Ricochet into the apron before Alexander can help his partner.

Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford make their way to the stage and join the announcers for the rest of the match.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Andrade with an arm bar on Ricochet. Andrade with an elbow and he tags in Garza. Garza with a forearm and Andrade sends Ricochet into the air and Garza with a kick for a near fall. Garza pulls off his pants and throws them at Ricochet. Garza kicks Ricochet. Andrade tags in and Andrade with a knee. Andrade with a knee to the midsection and Garza tags in. Ricochet with a thrust kick to Andrade but Garza with a side head lock and take down. Ricochet with a rollup for a near fall. Garza with a kick. Garza with a knee in the corner and Ricochet with a chop and forearms.

Garza with a knee to the midsection to stop Ricochet. Andrade tags in and he gives Ricochet a sunset flip and then pulls Ricochet up for a kick from Garza for a near fall. Andrade with a forearm across the chest and then he goes for a dragon sleeper. Andrade with a thumb to the eyes but Ricochet with a kick and jumping rana. Garza and Alexander tag in and Alexander with clotheslines and a back elbow. Alexander with a back heel kick and running forearm into the corner. Alexander with a drop kick to the back of the head. Alexander goes to the apron but he connects with a boot and hits a slingshot flatliner for a near fall. Ricochet tags in and Garza with a boot to Alexander and Ricochet. Alexander with a reverse atomic drop and Ricochet with an enzuigiri.

Alexander with a gourdbuster and Ricochet with a shooting star press for a near fall. Alexander and Ricochet with super kicks to Andrade. Garza with a super kick to Ricochet and Garza goes to the turnbuckles but he is met with a drop kick from Ricochet.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Alexander with a forearm and Andrade fires back. They continue to exchange forearms with Alexander getting the advantage. Alexander with a Neuralizer and he gets a near fall. Andrade with a double knee strike in the corner for a near fall. Garza tags in and Alexander with a forearm to Andrade before he goes to the apron. Garza with a forearm and he goes for the reverse slingshot suplex and hits it with a slight delay for a near fall. Andrade with forearms and Garza tags in. Garza and Alexander with a double hip toss slam for a near fall. Ricochet takes care of Andrade but Andrade hits Ricochet on the ropes. Alexander with a rollup on Garza for a near fall. Garza with a knee for a near fall.

Garza with a moonsault for a near fall. Ricochet with an enzuigiri to Andrade and a fosbury flop to Garza. Alexander with a Michinoku Driver to Andrade for a near fall. Alexander tries to pick up Andrade but Andrade grabs the ropes. Alexander with kicks and he goes for a Lumbar check on Andrade. Andrade escapes and hits a back elbow for the three count.

Winners: Andrade Almas and Angel Garza

After the match, Vega enters the ring to celebrate with Andrade and Garza. They point up to the announce table where The Street Profits are clapping for them. The two teams stare each other down and have words. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins come down to the ring and a fight breaks out. Ford and Dawkins clear the ring and the heels join Vega on the ramp to regroup. Ford and Dawkins stand tall in the ring as their music hits. Andrade grabs one of their title belts and lays it between the two teams on the ramp. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look back at last week's Steve Austin appearance on Raw.

The Street Profits vs. Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink in a Non Title Match

We go to the ring and RAW Tag Team Champions Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford are ready to lock up with WWE NXT Superstars Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink in this non-title match.

Thorne with a side head lock on Dawkins but Dawkins sends Thorne to the mat and Dawkins with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ford tags in and Ford hits a drop kick. Ford with chops to Thorne as he asks for the crowd to be quiet. Thorne with a boot and he makes the tag and Ford holds his ankle. Vink with a running boot and punches to Ford. Vink with kicks and Thorne with a punch while the referee was out of position. Vink with a chop and slam. Vink gets a near fall. Vink with a front face lock. Ford with punches but Vink runs Ford into the turnbuckles. Thorne makes the tag and Vink with an Irish whip and Thorne with a cannonball for a near fall. Thorne with a rake of the face and kicks to the back.

Ford with a jaw breaker and Vink tags in. Ford with an enzuigiri to Vink and Thorne and Dawkins tag in. Dawkins with a shoulder tackle to Thorne followed by an exploder to Vink. Dawkins with a face plant to Thorne followed by spinning splashes. Ford with a frog splash for the three count.

Winners: The Street Profits

After the match, Ford and Dawkins stand tall and celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays. The announcers hype Angel Garza and Andrade vs. Ford and Dawkins for WrestleMania 36.

- Tom shows us how R-Truth captured the WWE 24/7 Title from Riddick Moss while Moss was running in his neighborhood this past weekend.

- Still to come, Shayna Baszler will be here. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Charly Caruso is in the ring with Shayna Baszler. Charly says that Shayna might be the most intimidating woman in WWE history and was the first to eliminate all competitors in the Elimination Chamber Match. Charly asks how will Shayna conduct herself if she wins at Wrestlemania. Shayna does not respond. Charly asks Shayna to put her thoughts into words since she usually communicates by her actions. Shayna asks Charly why is she nervous and she wonders if Charly thinks she is going to bite her. Shayna says Becky should expect to lose at Wrestlemania and then she tells Charly to ask the question she wants to ask. If all you want to do is destroy, why do you want to win the title. Shayna says when she wins the title, she will destroy Becky Lynch. She has shown everyone exactly who she is.

Charly asks Shayna about Survivor Series and someone hits Shayna with a steel chair in the darkness. The lights come on and it is Becky Lynch. Lynch hits her again and walks off pleased.

- Aleister Black will be in action, next. Back to commercial.

Aleister Black vs. Leon Ruff

Aleister Black makes his way to the center of the ring as the speed of Orton and he sits down in the center of the ring. Ruff misses a kick and Black blocks a kick and hits Black Mass for the three count.

Winner: Aleister Black

Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Kevin Owens is in the ring.

Kevin says last week he was in the ring to answer your challenge but you were nowhere to be found. Kevin says he heard that Seth is here tonight and has something to say so Kevin is all ears. He tells Seth to grace us with his presence.

Seth Rollins' music plays and he comes out to the stage.

Seth says Kevin was just the man he was looking for. He had a few questions about Kevin's comments last week. This place is pretty nice. Do you honestly believe that fighting him in this building gives you the home field advantage. Seth says he didn't train here while Kevin did train here. You earned your job in WWE in this building. Do you understand how you even got the opportunity to do those things. Seth says he didn't train in this building because it didn't exist when he got to the WWE. It was built on his blood, sweat and tears. Seth says he started in WWE in a dliapidated warehouse and he was told everything he learned did not matter.

Seth says he had to come back day after day and he had to succeed. Not for him, but for you. He did it so you could train in a building like this. You are standing in the way of Seth doing that for Raw but you continue to refuse to fall in line. None of this exists without Seth Rollins. NXT doesn't exist without Seth Rollins. The Performance Center does not exist without Seth Rollins. Everyone who steps into this building owe him. There would be no Gargano, no Ciampa, no Undisputed Era, and no Women's Revolution without Seth Rollins. There would be no Kevin Owens without Seth Rollins.

Seth asks Kevin if he can finish. His second question is more important. Why did you pick Wrestlemania of all places to make an example of him at Wrestlemania? Do you know my track record? I won the Intercontinental Championship and the World Championship. I beat Brock Lesnar and Triple H at Wrestlemania. You have no track record at Wrestlemania. Your record reads failure after failure. What about last year? You weren't even good enough to be on Wrestlemania. You don't get it. You can't beat me on my worst day and Wrestlemania is never my worst day. Under pressure I become a God. You really don't stand a chance.

- We take a look at Charlotte Flair versus Asuka from Wrestlemania 34. Whole match I guess so see you later...

Backstage:

Charlotte Flair is in the back and she is asked about reliving that Wrestlemania moment. That was inspiring. Rhea Ripley wants to be just like her. She broke Asuka's undefeated streak. Rhea is excited about defending the title at Wrestlemania but she ended Asuka's streak. She retired the Divas' Title. Last year, she main evented Wrestlemania. Maybe Rhea should watch some of her matches.

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Randy Orton makes his way to the stage.

Randy says over the last few months he has said things and done things that have been misunderstood. What he did came from a place of love. It has been seen and it has been taken as an act of brutality or an act of violence. Now, Edge, I am talking to you. I am here to respond to your challenge from last week but he needs to get something off his chest first. He has to apologize. Three weeks ago, he lied to Beth in the ring when I said that you are a junkie for the roar of the crowd. You are a junkie for your own ego. Adam Copeland is a junkie for Edge. Last week, there was something you said that rang true.

Randy says he never had to pay his dues. He was handed an opportunity for who he was and what his last name is. Just because he was handed an opportunity, it doesn't guarantee a Hall of Fame Career. One year after being called up, I won the IC title. Then in less than a year, I became the youngest World Champion in history. Was I handed that? You said Mick Foley passed the torch but he handed you the torch. Mick threw men in thumbtacks and then I spat in his face and took that torch.

I went from being a third generation prospect to the three most dangerous letters in Sports Entertainment. That was because of grit. Grit isn't sitting at home for nine years wondering 'what if' Grit is longevity in an industry that seldom has any. Grit is being the one constant in the WWE locker room. He looks to his left and to his right and he does not see anyone who has accomplished what he has. No one has as much grit as me and that includes you. You call me an entitled brat, but aren't you the Ultimate Opportunist? You wouldn't have done the same thing? Would you have said no if you were asked to join Evolution?

Everything I have said for the last few months is because I love you, your family, and your children. I sent their father home. Then you challenged me. You want Randy Orton versus Edge in a Last Man Standing Match at Wrestlemania.

Edge, you may be writing this story, but at Wrestlemania I am going to write the last chapter and end it.

I accept.

Orton slowly paces around on the stage as his music hits. RAW goes off the air from the WWE Performance Center with Orton staring out at the ring and the camera.

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