Monday, August 24, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 24, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 24, 2020
We are live at the WWE ThunderDome from the Amway Center in Orlando, FL. as Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

They hype tonight's show - a Lumberjack Match for the RAW Women's Title with Asuka defending against Sasha Banks, Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy, plus WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry officiating an Arm Wrestling Contest between Bobby Lashley and WWE United States Champion Apollo Crews. Tom reveals that Roman Reigns will be on Friday's SmackDown to sign the contract for a No Holds Barred Triple Threat at Payback with Braun Strowman and newWWE Universal Champion  "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt.

In the Arena:

We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. He hits the ring and raises the title as the pyro goes off. We get a video on last night's SummerSlam win over Randy Orton.

Drew welcomes everyone to the first RAW from The ThunderDome. He gets the virtual fans to give him a thumbs up. Drew goes on about why he beat Orton at SummerSlam - he's hungrier than Orton and works harder. Drew says he's proud to be WWE Champion. Drew knows what it's like to wonder where your next paycheck is coming from, something Orton has never experienced because he's always been protected. Drew goes on ranting about Orton and says Orton recently declared himself the greatest wrestler ever for winning the match at Backlash, so he must be the greatest wrestler now that he beat Orton, with a wrestling hold at SummerSlam. Drew challenges Orton to step up again so he can Claymore his head off this time. Drew exits the ring as his music starts up. Drew stops on the stage and raises the title but Randy Orton attacks him from behind.

They brawl but Orton unloads and send him into the LED board. They fight into the Gorilla Position backstage now. Orton goes for the eyes and sends Drew face-first into the wall. Officials run in to break the fight up as Orton kicks Drew in the head. Drew stumbles around on the floor as officials keep Orton back. Orton stares down at Drew and delivers another big kick to the head while he's down. Officials get Orton to leave Gorilla as we go to commercial.

- We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Randy Orton's attack on Drew McIntyre.

- We see Drew in the back and he is struggling to get back to his feet. Drew does not want any help and he falls back to the floor. Drew says he is fine as he stumbles away.

- We have a video package for Keith Lee.

Backstage:

Nia Jax walks in the back and she is asked by Sarah why is she here. Nia asks about Sarah's manners for asking that type of question. Nia is asked about her suspension. Nia says she has been reinstated and all she had to do was go to Pat Buck and apologize.

Shayna Baszler stops by and says we are counting down the moments until you do something to get kicked out of here. Nia tells Shayna to give her a call if she needs help in her match against Bayley. Nia and Shayna insult each other and then Shayna welcomes Nia back.

Bayley vs. Shayna Baszler

We go back to the ring and out come the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions - SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley with Sasha Banks. Mike Rome does the introduction for this non-title match. There's heavy tension between Banks and Bayley tonight, and no smiles as they head to the ring. Shayna Baszler is out next.

Baszler hits the ring and we get ready to go but the music interrupts. Out comes Nia Jax to the stage. Jax stares Baszler down from the stage as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and they lock up. Jax is still watching from the ramp. Baszler strikes first and sends Bayley into the corner to regroup. They lock up again and Baszler works on the arm, taking Bayley to the mat. Baszler keeps control and sends Bayley to the floor. She joins Banks to regroup as the referee counts. Banks yells at Baszler. Bayley returns to the ring and decks Baszler in the gut, then beats her down. Bayley keeps control and grounds Baszler with a headlock. They run the ropes and Baszler drops her. More back and forth. Banks ends up proving a distraction, allowing Bayley to drop Baszler from behind.

Bayley takes Baszler to the corner and works her over. Bayley with a suplex for a 2 count. Bayley drops Baszler again and nails an elbow to the back of the head, then covers for a 2 count. Baszler gets up and unloads with big body shots. Baszler gets sent to the floor by Bayley. The referee counts now. Baszler goes to get back in the ring but Jax runs down and stops her, pulling her back down by her leg. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Shayna Baszler

The bell rings and Jax decks Baszler again. Baszler tries to fight back but Jax works her over. Banks and Bayley are all smiles as Jax brings Baszler in the ring. They try to talk Jax into attacking Baszler again. Jax and Baszler end up staring the champs down as they back up the ramp. Jax and Baszler exit the ring and stare down the champs as they continue backing up the ramp. Jax and Baszler look at each other and then back at the champs.

Backstage:

Kevin Owens is backstage looking for Aleister Black. He finally knocks on a door and it opens to pitch black. Black must be in there. Owens was wondering if Black is still going to appear on his show tonight. Owens says he will see Black out there. Owens walks off and we see an arm reach out to shut the door. Back go to commercial.

Kevin Owens Show:

Back from the break and Kevin Owens is in the ring for another must see edition of The Kevin Owens Show. Owens welcomes us to the first show of his in the ThunderDome.

Owens talks about how tonight's guest is special. He's someone we haven't seen in a little while, and how they have a common enemy. Owens goes on and introduces his guest. The music hits and out comes Aleister Black. Black is nowhere to be seen at first. He finally comes out and he's wearing a cover over his right eye due to the recent attack by Murphy, ordered by Seth Rollins. Black stops and stares at the steel ring steps, then changes his mind and doesn't use them to get in the ring, just slides under the bottom rope. Owens thanks him for being here.

Owens asks Black how he's doing and how his eye is. Black tells Owens to just show the footage. Owens doesn't think we need to see it, but Black insists. We see footage of Murphy injuring Black last month. Owens thinks he knows exactly what Black is feeling because Rollins and his disciples can get under your skin. They did it to Owens, making him question why he's here. Owens keeps talking and Black sort of stumbles out of his chair, to the mat on one knee. Owens gets up and checks on Black, calling for help from the back. Black decks him, then drops him with Black Mass. Black stares down at Owens on the mat, then makes his exit as the music hits.

- Charly Caruso approaches Sasha Banks and Bayley in the back while they're arguing. They're confident about Sasha winning her title back later tonight, and then when that's over they're going to get payback on Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. They storm off and we go to commercial.

Fatal 4 Way for the WWE 24/7 Title: R-Truth vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Shelton Benjamin

Back from the break and in the ring is WWE 24/7 Champion Shelton Benjamin, Akira Tozawa and Cedric Alexander. Out next comes R-Truth rapping to the ring.

Benjamin attacks Tozawa to start. Truth steals the pin for a 2 count. Benjamin stomps on him. Alexander dropkicks Benjamin. Cedric unloads on Benjamin against the ropes now. They tangle and Cedric sends Shelton into the turnbuckles. More back and forth and Shelton nails a big knee to send Cedric to the floor. Truth goes to work on Shelton now. Shelton dodges the axe kick and beats Truth.

Tozawa runs in but Shelton launches him back onto his group of ninjas at ringside. They put him back on the apron but Shelton gets sent out onto them. The ninjas hold Shelton at ringside while Tozawa rolls Truth up for the pin to win the title.

Winner and New WWE 24/7 Champion: Akira Tozawa

After the match, Tozawa grabs the title while Shelton beats up a few ninjas at ringside. Tozawa runs off to the back with the title as his music plays.

- McKenzie Mitchell stops Randy Orton backstage and asks if he has any response to what Drew McIntyre said earlier. Yes, he does. Orton walks off, presumably to the ring to respond. Back to commercial.

- We take a look at what happened at the start of Raw between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre.

In the Arena:

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

Orton says for the longest time he has done what he wanted to do when he wants to do it to whomever he wants to do it to. Last night, that wasn't the case. Randy says he told everyone he would RKO Drew, kick him in the head and take his title. Randy says he is a man of his word. He said he would kill the legend of Edge, Christian, Big Show, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels and that is what he did. I am the Legend Killer.

Drew McIntyre, you come out here and the opportunity presents itself and I kicked you in the skull not once, but twice and it felt so good. Do you want to know why I kicked you twice. You offered me a rematch out of pity. Who the hell are you? I will tell you who the hell I am. I am Randy Orton, I am the Legend Killer. I am the greatest.

Keith Lee makes his way to the ring.

Keith takes a mic and he says that Randy seems a little perplexed but we have never been properly introduced. Keith gives his greetings and salutations to Randy and he offers Randy a spectacular opportunity. A privilege for one moment to bask in his glory. You have been called many things, The Viper, Apex Predator, Legend Killer. I have been called many things. Game changer. Anomoly. I am limitless. Since the Limitless One is on Raw and since you are looking for a fight that no one has ever felt. With respect to his friend Drew McIntyre, I will step up if you are willing to accept the challenge. Right here, right now.

Randy asks Keith if he wants to fight him. You want to fight me right here, right now. Maybe later. Orton leaves the ring.

Backstage:

Charly Caruso is in the back and we see Zelina Vega talking to Angel Garza with Demi. Charly asks if Zelina is ready to admit that she poisoned Montez. Zelina tells Chuckles that it is time for her to admit she is wrong. There is no proof that she did it. Zelina tells Angel to stop talking because he is making it worse and then she says she has a match and needs to get ready. Angel invites Demi to join him at ringside for his match. We go to commercial.

- We are back and apparently Randy Orton's later is later tonight because he will be wrestling Keith Lee.

Angel Garza (with Andrade and Demi) vs. Montez Ford (with Angelo Dawkins)

We go to Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford talking about how much of a lothario Angel Garza is. Montez says that things are far from tranquilo for Angel tonight.

Garza with a side head lock and Ford with a drop kick. Ford with an enzuigiri from the apron and he goes up top and is met with a drop kick as he comes off the turnbuckles. The pants are off and he throws them at Ford and gets a near fall. Garza puts Ford on the turnbuckles and kicks Ford for a near fall. Garza with a wrist lock and Ford with a punch. Ford misses an enzuigiri.

Ivar makes his way to the ring and he may have been skipping. Garza with a drop kick to Ford. Ivar goes up to Demi and gives her a turkey leg. Demi leaves with Garza. Garza yells at Ivar. Garza misses a drop kick and Ford with a kick to the midsection. Garza crotches Ford and sets for a superplex. Ford punches Garza and Garza falls to the mat and then hits the twisting frog splash for the three count.

Winner: Montez Ford

Backstage:

Shayna Baszler is in the back and Nia Jax stops by and she says she wasn't thrilled at first about teaming with Shayna. Nia says they can win the tag titles. Nia says she wants those titles. Shayna tells Nia that if I help you with that, you get off my back and leave me alone. Nia tells Shayna as long as she follows her lead and pushes Shayna. Shayna slaps Nia and walks away.

Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott are walking in the back and Bianca Belair joins them. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and it's announced that Bayley and Sasha Banks will defend against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler on Sunday at Payback.

The IIconics and Zelina Vega vs. Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott and Bianca Belair

We go back to the ring and Zelina Vega is out with The IIconics - Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. Out next comes Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott.

Liv starts off with Kay. Kay sends her into the corner and in comes Liv. Royce is in. Liv turns it around and in comes Ruby for the double team. Royce decks Riott as Kay comes back in and levels Ruby with a big boot. The IIconics with more tags as they keep Riott down in their corner. Vega tags in and taunts Riott, decking her and taking her to the corner for more offense. Vega covers for a 2 count.

Vega grounds Riott with a submission now. Vega ends up knocking the other off the apron and upsetting Belair. Belair and Vega have words. Belair tags in and unloads on Vega, knocking The IIconics off the apron as well. Belair with more offense and taunting to Vega. Belair with the Glam Slam to Vega and a moonsault but The IIconics break the pin up.

Liv and Riott run in with enziguris to The IIconics. Vega and Belair go at it now. Vega with offense but Belair connects with a big right hand. Belair follows up with the KOD for the pin to win.

Winners: Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott

Backstage:


Ricochet and Cedric Alexander are backstage having an arm wrestling contest. WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry walks up and says he hates to interrupt their fun, but he has to take this equipment. He has two crew members remove it for what's up next. MVP interrupts and asks Cedric why he's back here goofing around instead of trying to get the WWE 24/7 Title back. MVP and Ricochet have words. MVP accuses Ricochet of abandoning Cedric last week. MVP tries once again to get Cedric to take the offer to join The Hurt Business. MVP ends up walking off and we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see how Apollo Crews retained the WWE United States Title over MVP at SummerSlam last night.

In the Arena:

WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry is in the ring with the setup for an Arm Wrestling Contest. He talks about how this will determine the strongest, something he knows all about.

Henry says he's already told Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander, MVP and Shelton Benjamin to stay in the back so this can be a fair competition. Lashley says he doesn't need MVP or Shelton because we know how this is going to go. He's not going to beat Crews up too bad so he can beat him up again at Payback for the title. Lashley calls Crews a little man. Crews says that's funny. Crews touts the win over MVP, is confident about Payback and says he will also beat Lashley tonight in this Arm Wrestling Contest.

Henry gets them ready for the first and only round but Lashley quickly jerks his arm back. Lashley stalls and takes his jacket off as the boos pick up. They get ready to go again but Crews outsmarts Lashley and gets the win by stomping on his foot under the table, then slamming his arm down. Lashley is furious while Crews laughs around the ring. Lashley has words with Henry but Crews starts celebrating. Lashley goes to attack Crews but Crews fights back. Lashley avoids the powerbomb and goes on but Crews sends him out to the floor. Crews then leaps to the other side of the ring, taking down MVP and Benjamin as they run down to ringside. We get a replay of Crews' win as Crews raises the title on the stage.

Backstage:

We get a video package on Dominik Mysterio losing the Street Fight to Seth Rollins at SummerSlam. Dominik is backstage with his mother and father, Rey Mysterio, right now. Charly is with them for comments on last night and tonight. Dominik's parents are both supportive. Dominik admits being nervous but his family backing him gave him courage to go out there and get the job done. Rey goes on about family. Rollins will have to deal with his family being together for the rest of his life. Rey says his son became a man last night. He's so proud of his son and he's been dreaming of sharing the ring with his son for years. He'll be damned if Seth can ruin this moment. Rey puts over his son some more and says we're looking at the future of RAW. Back to commercial.

In the Arena:

Back from the break and Lana is in the ring with Natalya.

Lana starts praising Natalya on the mic. Natalya interrupts and says she will get her WWE Hall of Fame induction on her own, because... she is the greatest of all time, which Lana says with her. Natalya says they're here tonight to pay tribute to Mickie James. They go on about Mickie riding their coattails. Natalya says tonight they will retire... the chick with the kick. Natalya tells us to watch this reel she worked really hard to put together, showing highlights from Mickie's career. There's nothing on the video. The laugh about that being Mickie's career - nothing.

The music hits and out comes Mickie to the ring. She immediately drops Natalya. Lana comes over but Mickie drops her with a Chick Kick. Mickie is all smiles as her music starts back up. She backs up the ramp asking if we missed her.

- Still to come, Keith Lee vs. Randy Orton.

- Shane McMahon is backstage with his RAW Underground security. The Hurt Business walks up and Bobby Lashley says he wants to fight tonight, he doesn't care who it's against. Shane says he's in the right place. The Hurt Business enters the RAW Underground door and we go back to commercial.

- We are in Rw Underground and Bobby Lashley is choking out Liam Gray. Bobby pushes him to the floor. Shane points out that we have an IMPROMPTU fight as Dolph ZIggler goes into the ring. Ziggler is knocked from the ring to the floor. MVP and Benjamin throws someone into the ring and Lashley kicks him.

Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee

They lock up and Orton with a side head lock. Lee picks up Orton but Orton holds on to the side head lock. Lee with a shoulder tackle. Orton has a shocked look on his face. Lee wants a test of strength but Orton with a kick and European uppercuts. Lee blocks a punch and grabs the fist. Lee with a back drop and Orton rolls to the floor. Lee picks up Orton and prepares to send Orton into the ring post but Orton escapes and sends Lee into the ring post. Orton with the Garvin stomp for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a sleeper and he gets on Lee's back but Lee gets to his feet and he backs Orton into the corner.

Lee with an elbow and a splash into the corner. Lee with a cross body. Lee with a shoulder tackle that sends Orton to the floor. Lee follows to send Orton back into the ring. Orton kicks Lee in the ropes and Orton with an IEDDT. Orton looks around and twists to the mat for the RKO and he pounds the mat when Drew McIntyre pulls Orton out of the ring and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Randy Orton

After the match, Drew attacks Orton and sends him into the ringside barrier. Orton escapes.

- Still to come, a look back at Roman Reigns' SummerSlam return. Back to commercial.

- We are back with a look at what happened in the final match of SummerSlam and the return of Roman Reigns. Because yes, in case you didn't know, Roman Reigns is back... Guess we will get a lot of more reminders during the week.

Backstage:

Drew McIntyre is walking in the back and he is ambushed by Charly. Drew apologizes for ruiing Keith's debut but he doesn't need anyone to fight his battles. Drew says Randy Orton tried to end his career. If you are watching this... Randy Orton attacks Drew from behind and he hits a running kick to the head. Referees show up and yell at Randy and hold their hands up. Back to commercial.

Backstage:

Back from the break and Charly is outside a trainer's room, where Drew McIntyre is. She's overheard doctors talking in the room and it sounds like Drew could have a potential skull fracture and possible bleeding on the brain, which could be career-ending. Charly says that's just what she overheard from doctors in the room and not confirmed, but she will be back later with an update.

Lumberjack Match for the RAW Women's Title: Sasha Banks vs. Asuka

We go back to the ring and out first comes WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Sasha Banks, with her partner - SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley. The IIconics, Bianca Belair, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Mickie James, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Lana are at ringside as Lumberjacks. Out next comes new RAW Women's Champion Asuka, who won the title from Sasha Banks at SummerSlam last night. Asuka poses in the corner as the pyro goes off. Bayley joins the Lumberjacks.

The bell rings and Banks goes for a quick pin attempt. Asuka comes right back and tosses her to the floor. Ruby stares her down. Banks shoves Ruby into the barrier. Asuka knocks Banks off the apron as she tries to re-enter, back in front of Ruby. Bayley comes over to keep others off her partner. Baszler steps up and Bayley backs away. Two sides of Lumberjacks face off at ringside as we go to commercial with Banks trying to recover from the floor.

Back from the break and Banks drags Asuka to the floor by her hair, then wails away on her. Banks holds Asuka while Bayley hits her in the gut with a title belt. Banks tosses Asuka back in the ring. Banks follows and covers for a 2 count. Banks runs into a big kick int he corner. Asuka comes off the second rope in the corner and drops Banks on her face for a 2 count. Asuka ends up rolling Banks into an ankle lock.

Banks crawls for the bottom rope but Asuka pulls her back. Asuka tries to kick at Bayley through the rope after breaking the hold but she falls out of the ring to the floor. Banks leaps out aiming for Asuka but takes out Billie Kay and Peyton Royce instead. Asuka attacks from the apron and levels Banks on the floor. Asuka ends up taking out a few Lumberjacks on the floor. Banks capitalizes and brings Asuka back in for the big Frogsplash. Asuka kicks out at 2.

Bayley grabs a steel chair from under the ring for Banks but Baszler stops her. Asuka takes advantage of the distraction and applies the Asuka Lock to Banks from behind. Banks ends up tapping out for the finish.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Asuka stands tall as her music hits. Bayley rolls in to check on Banks and she's not happy. We go to replays. Banks and Bayley stare up at Asuka from the mat as she stands tall. Baszler stares at the tag team champions from the floor.

Backstage:

We go backstage and see an ambulance driving away. Charly says Drew McIntyre is being taken to the hospital to undergo further testing. Keith Lee is with her. Lee says a big part of him wanted to tell Drew not to interfere in his debut match, but he understands and just saw his friend get taken away in an ambulance. Lee says fortunately Drew is one of the toughest men he's met and he knows he will be OK. But Randy Orton - I can't say the same for him, Lee says. Lee walks off.

- We see Rey and Dominik Mysterio backstage walking to the ring. Back to commercial.

- We go back to RAW Underground as Bobby Lashley fights with Cedric Alexander. Lashley ends up applying a submission until Shane and MVP break it up. Ivar runs in but Shelton Benjamin also hits the platform. Erik tries to make the save but he also gets beat down. Lashley has an arm submission on Ivar until the bell rings. The Hurt Business cleans house and stands tall ahead of next week's RAW Underground segments.

- Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee is confirmed for Payback.

Rey Mysteiro and Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy

We go back to the ring for tonight's main event as Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio come out. Seth Rollins and Murphy are out next. The Mysterios meet their opponents at ringside to beat them during their entrance.

Both teams fight around the ringside area now. Rey sends Rollins into the barrier. Murphy and Dominik trade shots. Rollins launches Rey over the announce table. Dominik gets double teamed at ringside now. Murphy brings Dominik into the ring and the bell rings.

Dominik blocks a backbreaker and tosses Murphy with a big hip toss. Murphy blocks another but Dominik keeps coming and nails a dropkick to send Murphy to the floor. Dominik runs and dropkicks through the ropes to send Rollins to the announce table face-first. Murphy comes from behind but Dominik sends him to the floor. Rey sends Rollins into the barrier. Rey brings Rollins into the ring and Rollins is surrounded by father and son now.

Rollins gets double teamed and sent into the ropes by Dominik. Rey goes for 619 but Murphy pulls Rollins to safety. Dominik flies to the floor and takes them both down on the floor. Dominik returns to the ring and stands with his dad as we go to commercial.

We are abck and Seth gets Rey on his shoulders and Seth wtih a gutbuster for a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break when Seth worked over Rey. Rollins punches Dominik off the apron. Rey with a kick and then he kicks Murphy off the apron and hits a bulldog. Murphy tags in and he keeps Rey from making the tag. Rey with an enzuigiri and Dominik tags in and he goes up top and leaps over Murphy and Murphy goes into the turnbuckles. Dominik with a clothesline. Dominik with punches and he is sent to the apron. Dominik with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Dominik with a boot and elbow to Murphy and then he sends Murphy into the post with a head scissors. Dominik with a satellite DDT for a near fall. Murphy clips Dominik in the corner. Seth tags in.

Seth sets for a power bomb but Dominik escapes. Rey tags in and Rey with a head scissors to send Seth into the ropes. Murphy makes the tag and Murphy with a rollup for a near fall. Rey escapes a slam attempt and Murphy is sent into the ropes. Dominik tags in and they hit a double 619. Dominik goes up top and the lights flicker.

Rollins shoves Dominik from the top to the mat. RETRIBUTION member suddenly hit the ring and surround Dominik. Rey had chased Rollins away but he runs back into the ring to be with his son now. Rey tries to escort his son out of the ring but RETRIBUTION attacks and beats them down. Rollins and Murphy watch from the stage, smiling. The boos get louder as Rey and Dominik are beat down by the masked members of RETRIBUTION. Dominik gets knocked out to the floor. Rey is launched to the floor face-first now. They toss Dominik into the barrier as the piped in boos pick up. Two of RETRIBUTION's bigger members torpedo Rey into the ring post. They continue standing over Rey and his son, taunting and yelling at them. RETRIBUTION stands tall on the apron as Rollins and Murphy look on from the stage. Fans in the virtual crowd give the thumbs down to RETRIBUTION as they pose on the apron together. RAW goes off the air.

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