Monday, August 3, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 3, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 3, 2020
Tonight's WWE RAW episode opens up with the standard video package.

- We're live on tape delay from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He's joined by Samoa Joe and Byron Saxton. The developmental trainees cheer in the crowd.

WWE United States Title Match: MVP vs. Apollo Crews

We go right to the ring for tonight's opener as WWE United States Champion Apollo Crews makes his way out. The lights go out while he's posing in the corner. The lights come back on and Tom says there's been some bad weather in the area. The Hurt Business is out next - MVP with Bobby Lashley and WWE 24/7 Champion Shelton Benjamin. MVP is wearing the new United States Title belt while Crews is wearing the one WWE has used for years. We get formal ring introductions from Mike Rome.

MVP takes the mic and rants about how he's the real champion here. He will continue representing The Hurt Business as the real champion and Crews can go back to hanging out in catering with Cedric Alexander and Ricochet. The bell hits and the lights are flickering again. They go at it and end up on the mat, trading holds. Crews with a 2 count. MVP gets up but Crews quickly kips up and stares him down for a pop. Lashley and Benjamin look on from the outside.

MVP keeps control, working Crews around as the lights flicker some more. Lashley looks around. Crews comes back with a snap suplex for three quick pin attempts. Crews mounts MVP and works him over, grounding him in the middle of the ring again.

Crews keeps MVP grounded by his arm now. MVP fights out and lands a big forearm to the face. MVP follows up with a running boot to drop Crews. Crews fights back and unloads with strikes. MVP ends up on the floor for a breather with his partners. The lights flicker again as they check on him. Crews runs the ropes and leaps out, taking down all three members of The Hurt Business. Crews stands over MVP on the outside as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and MVP has Crews grounded. Lashley was able to get a cheap shot in while the referee wasn't looking. MVP continues to ground Crews in the middle of the ring. Crews fights and bounces off the ropes but MVP levels him with a forearm and covers for a pair of pin attempts. MVP with more offense while Crews is down for a 2 count. MVP uses the bottom rope to choke Crews and hurt his neck now, using a Camel Clutch. Lashley and Benjamin look on smiling. MVP with more offense to dominate. MVP beats Crews into the corner now.

MVP charges with the running boot but Crews moves and he gets stuck on the ring post. Crews rocks MVP and then hits the flying crossbody. Crews mounts offense and hits several shoulder trusts in the corner now. Crews gets a pop as he keeps fighting. More back and forth now. MVP with a release German on his neck but Crews gets right back up and hits the big toss powerbomb for the pin to retain.

Winner: Apollo Crews

After the match, Lashley hits the ring to go for the Full Nelson but Crews dodges him and retreats to the ramp with the title. The music hits as Benjamin and Lashley check on MVP in the ring. Crews stands tall and raises both titles on the ramp as we go to replays.

We come back to Crews with Charly Caruso in the back. Crews says he's the rightful United States Champion. He gives praise to Lashley for being strong and comments on being stuck at him over the past few weeks because of that. Crews says it hurt for his kids to look at him and say they thought he was the United States Champion while seeing MVP on TV. Crews goes on and says he's going to hang the old title on his kids' bedroom wall so they can have the first title their dad ever won, and he's going to carry this new title. Crews walks off.

MVP confronts the announcers at ringside. He asks what's up with the lights going out and this unsafe working environment. He says they should be ashamed of themselves. So should Crews. He rants some more about unsafe working conditions and how Crews stole his title tonight. MVP doesn't care about Crews' wife or kids, but he does care about his rematch. MVP wants the rematch. Benjamin says something in his ear. MVP says he wants the rematch at SummerSlam. The Hurt Business walks off.

- We see The Golden Role Models backstage getting ready.

- We go backstage and see a shadowy security guard standing outside of what looks to be Shane McMahon's office. Tom says we've been hearing rumors on something new in WWE, something that is the brainchild of Shane. We will find out more later. Back to commercial.


We are back and Bayley and Sasha Banks are in the back. They mention they have all the gold. They are asked if the titles will be defended at SummerSlam. Bayley tells Sarah this thing is boring with the question and answer thing. Sasha says it does not justice to what they have accomplished. Bayley says they have something special for tonight.

We get a traier for Sasha and Bayley's Big Adventure leading to Sasha's title victory on last week's Raw.

Asuka is in the back and she is screaming. She says revenge will be very very sweet.

Bayley and Sasha wonder what was going on when Shayna Baszler shows up. She says Sasha snaked her way to the Raw Women's Championship. Shayna says she has waited in long long enough... Shayna punches Sasha and knocks her down.

The IIconics approach Kevin Owens backstage and they want to be his guests tonight. He's not interested because he already has a guest. Owens tells them to deal with it and have a bottled water. He walks off.

- We go back to the ring for another must see edition of The KO Show. Kevin Owens hits the ring and we go back to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Kevin Owens welcomes everyone to the Kevin Owens Show. He says there are a lot of interesting things happening tonight and one of them is the return of Shane McMahon. Kevin says he has plenty of thoughts about that but he does not want to talk about this. Kevin has some issues with his mic.

Kevin brings out Ruby Riott and thanks her for coming on the show. He asks about her victory over Peyton Royce and how emotional she got.

Ruby says she had some bad luck since coming back. She didn't have a singles win since February and the Iiconics have been able to grind salt into that wound. She calls the Iiconic toxic and sad. Last week, she got to shut up Peyton Royce and put an end to the Iiconic's bulls***. The only thing that would have been better would have been if Liv was there to celebrate with her.

Kevin Owens brings out Liv Morgan.

Liv says you asked me to listen to what you had to say and Kevin convinced her to be here. She wants to hear it from Ruby.

Kevin says she asked Liv to come here because he saw them when they started in WWE and with Sarah, you were great and had something special. Sarah has moved on to a different part of her life. I have traveled with you and you are great individuals, but you bring the best out of each other. Kevin says he has done a lot of really crappy things to a lot of people. I lost friendships because I thought it was better for my career, but I don't know if it was worth it. You don't have to be friends, but it is worth hearing Ruby out.

Ruby says when she came back, she thought everything would be the same, but she was wrong. Everything was different. You were thriving and coming into your own and I didn't think you needed me. You beat me twice and I thought you didn't need me at all. Coming back without Sarah and without being needed, I was not ready and I took it out on you. It was wrong. Every time I look at this tattoo, it was the day my life changed forever. It is our debut date together. I want another chance for the Riott Squad to be stronger than it has ever been.

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay come out and Peyton says everyone is sick of the two of you babbling on because no one cares. Liv, you should have stayed in the bathtub. Billie says we are so tired of your social media posts about your big win over Peyton. How about some facts over emotion. Peyton says they have dominated the tag team division. Billie says they conquered Wrestlemania. They have been and will always be better than the two of you.

Peyton says if you look up BFF in the dictionary, you will find a photo of us. Liv says you are right. They are not friends like you. They are not Iiconic. There is one thing they will always agree on. No one starts a riot better than us.

Kevin says unless you have something better to say, you can leave so they can carry on with their business. Peyton says you have nothing on the Iiconics. Right now. Kevin asks for Peyton and Billie's mics to go out and Peyton slaps Kevin. He asks if that is necessary and Billie slaps Kevin.

Kevin asks for some help from Liv and Ruby and they oblige. We go to commercial.

- We are back and the large man is still standing by Shane McMahon's room and someone is too afraid to bring drinks.

Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan vs. The IIconics

Ruby and Billiie start things off and Billie with a punch and neck breaker for a near fall. Peyton tags in and they connect with forearms to teh back and Peyton gets a near fall. Peyton with a rear chin lock. Ruby with punches but Peyton pulls Ruby by the hair and it stays on her head. Billie tags in and they connect with a series of kicks. Ruby pushies Billie and hits a thrust kick. Liv and Peyton tag in and Liv with clotheslines and a take down by the hair. Peyton with an Irish whip and Liv with an elbow and springboard drop kick for a near fall. Liv with a rollup for the three count.

Winners: Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott

After the match, Billie and Peyton attack Liv and Ruby makes the save. Ruby and Liv with a double STO to Billie. We go to commercial.


We go to Charly Caruso and she talks about an accident that almost happened earlier today. Charly shows us a box with items falling to the floor. Charly says that some have said it was deliberate. MVP shows up and he says he lost the US Title due to glitches and power outages. That is the story, not boxes. Charly says she found out that Apollo Crews has accepted MVP's challenge. MVP says of course Apollo would accept the challenge. Shelton Benjamin stops by and says someone stole his 24/7 Title.

In the Arena:

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring.

Drew says Randy Orton has spent 20 years preying on vulnerability. He won't show you how he felt by a finger gesture like Steve Austin. He wouldn't throw his shoulder pad into the second row and drop the People's Elbow like the Rock. Randy says he is better. He would wait until your match is over and slither in and hit an RKO. Drew says it is on him. You told me it was coming and you did it. Lesson learned and it will never happen again.

Drew says he knows how motivated Randy is now. You are just as motivated to take this title as i am to keep it. The similarities don't end there. Once upon a time, Vince McMahon looked at us and told us we were the chosen one. We were the future of this industry. Things didn't go quite to plan. Edge said it best and it wasn't your Plan A. He does not know what Plan this is for you. You didn't lie alone in a nation of 5 million dreaming of pulling it off and being called a dreamer. It was handed to you. I don't resent you for it. Drew talks about Randy talking about his accolades that were spoon fed to you because you are Cowboy Bob Orton's son. I wasn't driven around in a limo by Evolution. I didn't have anyone cleaning up for me like you did with Evolution. I didn't have anyone clean up my mistakes and I was fired for it.

I deserved to be fired, but i spoke to so many people around here and I talked to the people who cleaned up the literal crap you left and you should have been fired many times.

Randy Orton's music plays and he comes to the stage with Ric Flair.

Randy says he is going to stop Drew and asks if his respect for you is not enough. I told everyone last week that I have respect for you. Then you come out and say that I was handed everything. I am here because I enjoying coming out here every week to RKO people and kick heads. I appreciate your fighting spirit and that is why it will be that much more sweet when I hit that RKO and kick you in the head to take your title.

You say I should have been fired years ago. You are right. I should have been fired over and over again. You were fired and I was not because I am worth more to this company than you ever were. I was the chosen one, then, now, and forever. It is cute that you come out here and quote legends like Edge. I challenge you to come up with one opinion about Randy Orton on your own. The key word is original.

Drew puts his title belt down and he says what Drew McIntyre really thinks you represent everything that is wrong with the WWE. I watched the Last Ride documentary and the most interesting part of it was you talking about how the Undertaker reached down to pull you up to his level because he didn't have to. He did it because he loves this industry. How many times has Randy Orton reached down to pull anyone up to his level.

Have you gone to anyone in the back to pass on the knowledge that Triple H, Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, or Ric Flair gave to you.

Drew says ten years ago Edge reached into a hole and pulled you out. I was in catering and my career and life was falling down around me. I was far away from home. My mother was sick and I was self destructing. A kind word from Randy Orton would have helped. I don't see a leader in front of me. I see a selfish prick. At SummerSlam, I have a bunch of receipts to cash in. From me, some guys on the roster, and some who are no longer here. I will rip off your head and you will see it coming.

- We see Nia Jax and WWE Producer Pat Buck backstage talking. This is the same producer she was fined for assaulting last week. Back to commercial.


We are back and Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, and Kevin Owens are in the back. Ric Flair stops by and he says that he wants to talk to Kevin. Ric says everyone up and down the roster love Kevin Owens. He says Kevin is trying to help others without looking out for himself. Kevin thanks Ric for the advice but he felt that he needed to help his friends. Kevin says he has sacrificed friendships to get to the top. Now, Kevin is trying to take a different route and be the person who people look up to in the locker room. He wants to be what Randy could be. Ric says he is in Orton's corner and he says instead of giving advice that you might listen to, I am giving you advice you need to listen to. Mind your own business and look out for Kevin Owens and you might get a title match at SummerSlam. Kevin tells Ric he will show him the type of fight he has. Tell your boy Randy to meet me in the ring next week. Kevin says he will see Ric there too.

In the Arena:

Nia Jax is in the ring with Pat Buck. Nia says she is out here to own up to what she did. We see footage of what happened last week. Nia says she really takes to heart the millions of you around the world who idolize her. When a scrawny undeserving little runt from WWE management who couldn't cut the mustard in his own career steps up to her, it is her responsibility to step back. Nia turns around and says she didn't see him there. Nia says Pat is expecting an apology but she will give him a match right now.

Pat says he is in the ring only because he was told an apology is coming.

Nia says Pat will get his apology after their match. This is your big opportunity that you wouldn't have gotten if it wasn't for me. I will start slow so your little legs can keep up. Pat says if you aren't going to apologize, he is going to leave. Nia asks if Pat is afraid. I thought there would be more fire in you because you are a ginger. She tells Pat to say what he has to say and not say it in private.

Pat says after your unsanctioned actions against a WWE official, you are indefinitely suspended without pay.

Nia says Pat has no authority and he pulls down his jacket and pushes Pat down. Nia kicks Pat in the ribs and then kicks him to the floor.

- R Truth makes his way to the ring with the 24/7 title belt and he is being chased by Akira Tozawa and the ninjas. Shelton Benjamin joins in the chase and we go to commercial.

R Truth vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Akira Tozawa for the 24/7 Championsihp

Truth punches Benjamin while Tozawa goes to the floor. Benjamin with an Irish whip and knee to Truth in the corner. Shelton with a snap mare and punches. Tozawa with a rollup on Benjamin for a near fall. Tozawa wants Benjamin to stop while Tozawa gets ready and Tozawa with a back heel kick. Tozawa with punches to the midsection but they have no impact. Benjamin with a power bomb to Tozawa and he punches Truth. Truth punches back and hits a jumping side kick and then Truth misses the scissors kick. Benjamin with Paydirt.

A ninja flips in the ring and he bounces off Benjamin and Benjamin kicks him and throws him to teh floor. Benjamin goes after the ninjas while Lashley and MVP attack other ninjas.

Back in the ring and Tozawa with a senton off the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winner: Akira Tozawa (new champion)

fter the match, Tozawa celebrates and retreats with the title as we get replays. A disappointed Shelton regroups with MVP and Lashley in the ring.

- The camera cuts to Shane McMahon in a warehouse setting. There's a ring with no ropes, a black apron cover. A referee is watching as two competitors go at it on the mat. The ring is surrounded by a group of competitors pounding on the mat over and over. Shane welcomes us and says he's bringing something new to RAW. He invites everyone to join him at 10pm for RAW Underground. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look at what happened when Domink Mysterio attacked Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy joined Seth to go after Mysterio and Aleister Black's involvement.


Sarah Schrieber is with Dominick Mysterio. She asks him why is he showing up on Raw while your father is recovering from his injury. Dominik says it might be crazy why he is doing this. He witnessed his dad get blinded. HIs mind is not in the right place as of late. If you think I am crazy now, you will think I am crazy when I challenge Seth Rollins to a match at SummerSlam.

Shayna Baszler vs. Sasha Banks

Sasha slaps Shayna a few times but Shayna with a waist lock take down and a second one. Shayna with a snap mare and she teases a kick to the back. Shayna blocks a slap and kicks Sasha to the mat. Shayna stomps on the hand and rolls Sasha up for a near fall. Sasha with a kick and she goes for a suplex but Shayna blocks it. Shayna with a butterfly move into a cross arm breaker but Sasha rolls to the ropes and gets to the apron. Bayley distracts Shayna and Sasha with a divorce court and she send Shayna shoulder first into the ring post for a near fall.

Sasha uses the ropes to work on the shoulder. Sasha with a snap mare and double wrist lock. Shayna with shoulders in the corner followed by punches. Sasha with a cross body but Shayna holds on and rolls through for a uranage back breaker. Shayna with the Kirifuda Clutch but Sasha escapes. Shayna with a kick to the back and Shayna stands on the hand but Sasha with the Banks Statement. Shayna escapes but Sasha with a head scissors. Sasha blocks a kick and connects with a knee. Shayna kicks back and both women are down.

Asuka attacks Bayley from behind and the referee calls for the bell (?).

No Contest

After the bell, Banks grabs both title belts and retreats as Asuka hits the ring. She joins Bayley at ringside while she's down. Asuka taunts Banks from the ring as Banks yells "no!" over and over. We go to commercial.

- We are back and Charly Caruso is in the ring with Asuka. Asuka is asked about Kairi Sane and we see what happened during the Raw Women's Title Match.

Asuka is asked for an update on Kair's injury. Asuka says Kairi will be okay but she is not here. Sasha and Bayley are here. I am here. Asuka says she wants a rematch against Sasha for the Raw Women's Championship against Sasha at SummerSlam.

Shayna says she does not want to fight Asuka now. She says she is rooting for Asuka. She wants Asuka to win the Raw Women's Title. I will be so excited to dismember you and take the Raw Women's Champion off of you.

Sasha and Bayley make their way to the ring. Sasha says it is her Raw Women's Championship. Asuka, I'll give you your rematch at SummerSlam if you can beat a former NXT Women's Champion, her best friend Bayley. If you can win, you get your rematch.

- Angel Garza is in the back and he gives Demi Burnett from The Bachelor a rose. Zelina shows up along with Andrade. Zelina says she does not belong and they need to talk. Angel says he will be right back when his match is over.

- We return to SweatSport with Shane McMahon and he tells you to see what comes up later. We go to commercial.

RAW Underground:

Back from the break and Shane McMahon welcomes us to RAW Underground. We see the women dancing on the stage again. Shane says this is where there are very little rules, lots or carnage and chaos, lots of things he likes to see. Shane goes on and introduces the 7 foot tall Babatunde Aiyegbusi, who has been with WWE NXT since 2016. His new name is Dabba-Kato.

Shane hypes the big man up. Shane goes to introduce the next guy but tells him he's on his own. Shane gets out of the way and the bell rings. The smaller guy charges but misses. Dabba-Kato unloads on him and easily wins the fight.

Shane asks who wants next. Another random, plain looking guy steps in wearing jeans. He fights but the big man Dabba-Kato slams him and beats him with forearms. The referee and Shane call the match. Shane congratulates the big man on his "impressive debut" and thanks him for tonight. Shane asks who's next? He says RAW Underground will be back.

- The RAW announcers say Shane is onto something. Joe likes it. Tom says Shane is lining up another fight.

Angel Garza vs. Angelo Dawkins

We go to the ring and out come RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits - Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins. They do some comedy and Dawkins talks about how he's going to try and get with Garza's new friend later tonight, Demi Burnett from The Bachelor. Ford ends up getting serious in his promo and he's not happy with Andrade and Garza attacking his brother. This is real and will get serous at SummerSlam. All four SummerSlam opponents will be in action tonight. Angel Garza is out next with Andrade and Angel Garza.

The bell rings and Dawkins goes at it with Garza. Dawkins sends Garza into the ring post, then to the floor. Dawkins follows and runs around the ring, launching Garza into the Plexiglas barrier. Garza lands hard on the floor and we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Garza fights Dawkins off but Dawkins comes back with a big slam for a 2 count. Dawkins goes on and lands another dropkick for a 2 count. We see Demi backstage watching the match, holding her rose from Garza. Dawkins goes for a powerbomb but Garza fights out and to the corner. He loses his pants and then nails a dropkick.

Garza yells at Dawkins while he's down. Dawkins blocks the Wing Clipper and rocks Garza with a big right hand. Dawkins with a splash in the corner and a bulldog. Dawkins runs wild and ford is hyped up at ringside. Ford suddenly goes down out of nowhere at ringside in front of the announce table. Ford just collapsed. Dawkins leans through the ropes and asks Ford if he's alright. Garza takes advantage of the distraction, nailing a dropkick and a kick to the head for the pin to win.

Winner: Angel Garza

After the bell, Garza stands tall as his music hits. Dawkins goes out to check on Ford, who seems dazed and confused, but he nods his head when Dawkins asks him if he's good. We go to commercial.

Andrade vs. Montez Ford

Back from the break and Montez Ford is going at it with Andrade in the ring. Tom talks about how Ford collapsed before the match. The announcers play up the seriousness of the situation. Ford was checked on by medics before the match, but Ford insisted he was ready to go.

Ford keeps control with a headlock but Andrade nails a belly-to-belly suplex. Andrade with more offense as the crowd boos. Andrade fights Ford off, hitting a knee to the gut and more offense to keep him grounded. Ford looks to power up but Andrade sends him back down with a knee. Andrade tosses Ford out to the floor and the referee counts. Angel Garza approaches but Angelo Dawkins stares him down. Ford ends up fighting back on Andrade, whipping him hard into the Plexiglas. Garza checks on Andrade.

Ford brings Andrade back in but can't put him away. Andrade drops Ford with another big shot to the face, then kicks him while he's down. Andrade with a snap suplex for a 2 count. Ford fights up and out but Andrade decks him. Ford comes right back with a running clothesline for a pop. Ford with more big moves before dropping Andrade again. Ford ends up making a comeback but he collapses again. The referee calls the match.

No Contest

After the bell, the referee yells for a doctor to come out as he checks on Ford. Dawkins also hits the ring. Ford is flat on his back, staring up and dazed. Andrade, Garza and Vega also look on.

- We see Murphy backstage watching a replay of last week's attack to injure Aleister Black's eye. Seth Rollins walks up and says Murphy made the decision. He's proud of Murphy and Murphy should be proud of himself. The past is the past and now we focus on the future. Murphy asks if Rollins put any thought into Dominik Mysterio's challenge for SummerSlam. Murphy thinks it's ridiculous because he's never been in the ring before, he's just sacrificing himself for his old man. Murphy asks if it's ridiculous, right? Rollins just smirks and walks off. We go to commercial.

- Back from the break and Tom announces Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Dolph Ziggler for RAW Talk.

RAW Underground:

We go back to Shane McMahon and his three dancers at RAW Underground. There appears to be some tension between the dancers. Erik of The Viking Raiders is in the next fight. Erik quickly takes his opponent down and pounds on him. Erik with another slam and strikes. Erik hits a big German suplex and knees his opponent off the ring. Shane says that was sick. Erik continues to dominate the fight and hits another knee to the face. Shane calls the fight. Erik celebrates with Ivar as we see his opponent dazed and laid out. Shane wonders who's going to be next.

- The announcers praise Shane's new concept some more. There will be one more fight tonight.


Tom shows what happened to Montez Ford earlier tonight when he collapsed twice. Charly is backstage outside of the trainer's room. Angel Garza walks up and flirts with her some. Zelina Vega and Andrade also walk up. Vega acts like they're so concerned with Ford. She wonders what this means for the title match at SummerSlam. Angelo Dawkins comes out of the trainer's room and it looks like Ford was poisoned before the match. Bianca Belair also appears and they have words. She wants to know who poisoned her husband. Vega says she'd never do something like that. Belair attacks her and they brawl as the others pull them apart.

- Tom shows us surveillance camera footage from earlier tonight. We see several men and women in all black, running up to a transformer and throwing fire bombs at it. They yell and cheer as the machinery catches on fire, then they run away. Back to commercial.


We are back and we see Bobby Lashley, MVP, and Shelton Benjamin in their street clothes. Charly Caruso ambushses them and reminds them of their failures tonight. MVP asks about Charly's journalism. You have these things happening tonight and that was your question. You ask that we aren't getting this done. Bobby mentions Raw Underground. MVP says Charly should be talking about sabotage. Shelton says it is a coincidence that this is happened on the same night that Raw Underground happened. MVP has an idea.

- We have a very long video package providing the viewers with a detailed history of the issues between the Mysterio and Messiah families.

In the Arena:

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

Seth takes the mic and says before he addresses Dominik Mysterio's SummerSlam challenge, he wants to address Tom Phillips. Rollins asks Tom if he thinks he's an unbiased journalist, if he takes pride in his body of work. Seth and Murphy have exited the ring now. Rollins asks Tom what was he doing last week when Rey Mysterio's stupid kid was assaulting him with a kendo stick. Rollins is yelling at Tom now. Seth says Tom was cheering Dominik on last week, inciting his rage. Seth goes on about how Tom's voice matters, he is the voice of RAW and is part of the greater good, whether he likes it or not. Rollins yells at Tom some more and says it's his job to call things down the middle so he doesn't create bias before it goes into the little brains of the fans at home. Rollins says if he doesn't, then Tom becomes a liability. Rollins says maybe the time has come to find a new voice of RAW.

Rollins threatens Tom but Samoa Joe stands up and says that's not going to happen, whether he brings Murphy or not. Joe tells Rollins to go back in the ring, make the point he came to make, or Joe will smack him in the lips and beat his disciple down. They stare each other down. Murphy stares at Joe from the side. Rollins tells Joe he does not want to do this. Joe takes off his headset and says yes, he does. The crowd rallies. Rollins and Murphy head back into the ring. Rollins tells Joe to come in the ring and what happens is not his responsibility. Joe gets ready for a fight as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Joe is on the outside of the ring. Rollins and Murphy have steel chairs in the ring. Dominik suddenly attacks from behind with a kendo stick, unloading on Rollins and Murphy. Joe quickly re-joins the announce team. Dominik uses the stick and slams the heels. Dominik hits 619 on Rollins Dominik goes to the top and leaps to the floor with a big splash, taking Murphy and Rollins down at the same time. Dominik returns to the ring and grabs a steel chair, standing tall and keeping the ring clear. Rollins and Murphy retreat to the stage. Rollins takes the mic and says he's had enough. Dominik has jumped in way over his head but if Dominik wants to fight at SummerSlam, he accepts.

- Tom looks worried as Joe and Byron talk about what just happened.

- Byron sends us back to Shane McMahon's RAW Underground. We see Dolph Ziggler in the ring with a competitor. Shane points to how Ziggler wrestled at Kent State. Shane is calling play-by-play on the mic while Ziggler ends up making his opponent submit. The Hurt Business arrives, all wearing suits. Shane gives MVP the mic. Bobby Lashley enters the ring and walks around.

MVP says until further notice, RAW Underground is being controlled by The Hurt Business. Shelton Benjamin is with him. MVP asks who wants to fight Lashley first. A random guy steps up and gets dominated, slammed and knocked out. MVP says Lashley is having too much fun. MVP steps into the ring now. MVP has words with another competitor at ringside. Lashley picks the guy up by his neck and brings him in. MVP slams him and mounts him with strikes. MVP asks who's next. it looks like a lot of people are walking out of the building. Shelton steps up and MVP hypes him on the mic. Former RAW announcer and current NXT Superstar Dio Maddin steps up and they go at it.

Shelton slams his opponent and ends up driving him off the platform with knee strikes. MVP asks if there's anybody else. The Hurt Business exits the platform and just starts attacking the various male competitors in the building. Shane says that was amazing and they proved their point, but they're welcome to hang around. Shane says that's how it goes at RAW Underground - anything goes. We get replays of The Hurt Business destroying everyone. Shane says that was insane.

Shane says what an auspicious debut we had tonight with RAW Underground, and The Hurt Business is welcome back anytime. Shane says he can't wait to see what RAW Underground does next week. He hurries off. MVP takes the mic and poses with Shelton and Lashley. He says they are The Hurt Business and business is booming. RAW goes off the air from inside the RAW Underground warehouse setting while The Hurt Business stands tall amid the carnage.