Monday, August 31, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 31, 2020

WWE RAW Results - August 31, 2020
We are live from the WWE Thunderdome at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to start the show.

We take a look back at what happened last week on Raw between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre.

Tom mentions that he does not think Drew is here tonight, but he should be ready by Clash of Champions. There will be three matches with the winners meeting later tonight in a Triple Threat Match. Those matches are Keith Lee versus Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens versus Randy Orton, and Dominik Mysterio versus Seth Rollins since Rey Mysterio is not cleared to wrestle.

Randy says that Drew McIntyre offered him a rematch but did so out of pity. Randy says he felt that was disrespectful so he kicks Drew three times. Drew thinks he deserves the title but all he deserves is the broken jaw and to be in pain each and every day while drinking meals with a straw. At SummerSlam, Drew promised to kick my head off with a Claymore but the only person giving out kicks are the Legend Killer. You can ask Edge, Christian, the Big Show, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and Drew McIntyre himself.

Drew says he thinks I am entitled and deserve everything I have be handed. I shouldn't have to face Kevin Owens in a singles match. I shouldn't have to face anyone in a Triple Threat Match because I am entitled to a match at Clash of Champions. I will beat Kevin Owens, I will win the Triple Threat Match, and then I will beat Drew McIntyre at Clash of Champions. That is if Drew is healthy enough to be there. Randy says Drew got together with a couple of old buddies to reminisce and have a little bonding session over an experience they shared. That experience is the Legend Killer kicking them in the skull. Randy shows a photo of them all in a hospital.

Keith Lee's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Keith tells Mr. Orton that he has done well for himself. He is amused with himself and proud. He is fixated with talking about the havoc he has called over the last few months. Doing your best to forget about what happened last night at Payback. Doing your best to forget about the fact that I beat you. I understand you may be the so called Greatest Ever to lace up a boot, but it is factual that I gave you no choice but to bask in my glory.

You are out here complaining about a championship opportunity that should be handed to you. Keith tells Mr. Orton things are different because a victory like his last night over a Legend Killer like you means that I should get the opportunity at the WWE Championship. Drew, I have known him for some time and would consider him a good friend. He likes to talk about receipts and I believe that he will make good on his word and at some point...

Dolph Ziggler attacks Lee from behind and then Lee pushes Ziggler away. Lee looks at Orton but Ziggler with a hesitation DDT on Lee as we go to commercial.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Keith Lee in a Qualifying Match

Ziggler goes for the leg and Lee picks up Ziggler and tosses him aside. Ziggler tries to go for the leg but Lee moves out of the way. Ziggler goes for the leg again. Lee with a wrist lock and then he lifts Ziggler in the air and brings him to the mat. Ziggler with kicks to the knee and he goes for a drop kick but Lee blocks it and he catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles. ZIggler rolls to the floor. Ziggler returns to the ring and they lock up. Lee backs Ziggler into the corner and he gives a clean break but Ziggler with a kick and punches. Ziggler with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ziggler wtih a reverse chin lock and body scissors to keep Lee on the mat.

Ziggler gets on Lee's back with the reverse chin lock. Lee gets to his feet and Ziggler with another kick to the knee and a drop kick but Lee stays on his feet. Ziggler with a splash in the corner but Lee with a POUNCE and Ziggler goes out of the ring and sends us to commercial.

We are abck and Ziggler with punches but Lee with Grizzly Magnum. Lee biels Ziggler across the ring. Lee with a splash into the corner and then Lee gets Ziggler on his shoulders but Ziggler rakes the eyes and hits a Fameasser. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler rakes the eyes and chokes Lee in the ropes. Ziggler with a neck breaker and leaping elbow drop. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and he gets on Lee's back. Lee with an arm drag and punch to Ziggler. Lee with more punches and a forearm. Lee sends Ziggler into the air and then face first to the mat. Lee with a power slam. Ziggler moves and Lee hits the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a near fall. Lee blocks a super kick and hits a Spirit Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Keith Lee

Backstage:

We take a look back at photos of the new Women's Tag Team Champions after Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler beat Sasha Banks and Bayley at Payback.

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with the champs now. She asks how they were able to put their differences aside. Jax says she told Baszler to follow her lead. Baszler disagrees and says she told Jax to stay out of her way, and she did, allowing her to connect the double submission. They continue arguing over who made the win happen. Jax says she sees it like she's the tag team champion and Baszler is just holding the other belt. RAW Women's Champion Asuka walks up and Schreiber asks her if she got an answer on her next challenger. She didn't. Jax and Baszler say this is their interview, just because Asuka is champion doesn't mean she can interrupt. Asuka puts hands on Baszler and knocks her away. Jax steps to Asuka and stares her down. Asuka yells at Jax in Japanese, and then walks off. Baszler and Jax stare Asuka down as she leaves. Back to commercial.

- We are back from the break and Adam Pearce is in the back with security and he tells them to make sure they do their job and keep Retribution from causing problems or else they will hire people who can do the job.

In the Arena:

Charly Caruso is in the ring and she brings out Asuka. Charly asks Asuka who should be her next opponent. Asuka answers by laughing and says that she has beat many great women. Bayley, Becky Lynch, Nia Jax, Ruby Riott, Sasha Banks. It doesn't matter who is ready for Asuka because Asuka is ready for anything.

Mickie James' music plays and she makes her way to the ring. She says as a six time Women's Champion, she recognizes greatness when she sees it. You are one of the greatest women's champions of all time. Mickie says she is coming for that championship.

Natalya's music plays and Natalya says that she cannot jump the line for a title match. Lana says that Mickie is delusional but it doesn't have to do with age. You are wearing the same gear since 1998. Lana says she is elevating the entire women's division. Natalya is the leader of the women's division.

Asuka interrupts. Asuka says she's ready for all of them. Lana and Natalya suddenly attack Mickie and Asuka. Asuka ends up sending Natalya out. Mickie brawls with Lana and sends her to the apron. Asuka follows up and knocks Lana to the floor with a Hip Attack. Asuka's music hits as she stands tall with Mickie in the ring. We go to commercial.

- We take a look at what the Hurt Business did last week in Raw Underground.

- We see Cedric Alexander in the back with the Viking Raiders and Demi shows up. She wishes them luck and she says that she is impressed that Cedric turned down the Hurt Business' offer. She kisses Ivar. Demi walks away and we see Angel Garza with a rose.

Mickie James vs. Lana

Lana attacks Mickie from behind while Natalya distracts Mickie. Lana chokes Mickie in the corner and hits a suplex. Lana with an arm bar and chin lock. Mickie with punches but Lana sends Mickie to the mat. Mickie with a Thesz Press and punches. Mickie with clotheslines and then goes for the MickDT but Lana escapes and goes into the ropes. Lana with a kick but Mickie with a Mick Kick for the three count.

Winner: Mickie James

- We take a look at last week's KO Show and the actions of Aleister Black.

- Charly Caruso is waiting outside Aleister Black's door and Randy Orton emerges from Black's room. Charly is confused as we go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are in a secondary ring to talk about their number one contender match but if they lose, they have to disband. Billie says she cannot believe all of those years ago, she would become best friends with Peyton and become WWE Superstars. Peyton says they have sacrificed birthdays and Christmases to become champions. The one constant is each other. Billie says they won't let any snot nosed hooligans break them up. They will put the tag titles in the care of two best friends.

Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton in a Qualifying Match

Aleister Black attacks Owens as Kevin makes his way to the ring and he sends Owens into the apron. Orton smiles and Black with Black Mass to Owens. Black rolls Owens into the ring and Black bows for Orton. Kevin is told by the referee he will not let him compete but he rings the bell to start the match.

Owens with some chops but Orton with an RKO for the quick three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

Backstage:

The Mysterio Family is together in the back and Charly asks about Rey's injury. Rey says getting closure with Seth is important to him. He says his whole family is here and he couldn't ask for more. We know the pain that Seth has put his family through and what it would mean to have a title match. His loss is his son's gain. When you have been in this as long as I have, injuries happen. If there is anyone who he would want to take his place is his son. Dominik says he knows he is the underdog, but after that win last night, his confidence is on another level. He has a 619 with the name Monday Night Messiah written all over it. We go to commercial.

- We see how Bobby Lashley won the WWE United States Title from Apollo Crews at Payback last night. Shelton Benjamin vs. Crews is announced for RAW Underground later tonight.

In the Arena:

We go back to the ring and MVP welcomes us to The VIP Lounge, the first from The ThunderDome. He's joined by Shelton Benjamin. MVP talks them up and then introduces the new WWE United States Champion. Bobby Lashley makes his way out.

MVP takes the mic and addresses Apollo Crews. Lashley talks about how he said exactly what he was going to do to Crews at Payback. Lashley says Crews tried to get some payback during their celebration, but he's not mad because he would've done the same thing. For that, Lashley promises that he will get Apollo back. Shelton says since Crews wants to act like a little punk, he's going get beat like a little punk in RAW Underground tonight. MVP promises they're not done with Crews, but for now they're going to focus on tonight's six-man match. He says they walked into RAW Underground last week and everyone was standing, but they weren't at the end. The music interrupts and out comes Cedric Alexander with a mic.

The Hurt Business exits the ring as Cedric slowly walks down the ramp. MVP holds Lashley and Benjamin back. MVP approaches Cedric and asks if he's had a change of heart since he's out here all alone. Cedric says hell no he hasn't had a change of heart, and he's not out here alone. The Viking Raiders attack from behind and The Hurt Business gets laid out at ringside. Erik, Ivar and Cedric hit the ring as The Hurt Business gets back to their feet. We go to commercial.

Cedric Alexander and The Viking Raiders vs. The Hurt Business

Back from the break and the six-man begins as Bobby Lashley goes at it with Erik. They trade shots and Lashley gets the upperhand. MVP tags in for the double team in the corner. MVP unloads on Erik in the corner now. Shelton Benjamin tags in to keep up the attack on Erik.

Benjamin levels Erik with a clothesline for a close 2 count. Ivar tags in and Erik sends Shelton into a big knee from Ivar. Ivar stuns Shelton with another big strike. Ivar unloads on Shelton in the corner now. Cedric tags in and chops away on Shelton in the corner, then hits him with shoulder thrusts. Erik tags back in and slams Shelton, then hits a big knee. Erik yells at Shelton and continues but Shelton counters with a big Spinebuster. A Tornado Tag Team Match with Andrade and Angel Garza vs. RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits is confirmed for tonight.

MVP comes back in and counters Cedric with a big power move. MVP drops a knee on Cedric for a 2 count, and another. MVP takes it to the corner and in comes Lashley. Lashley beats Cedric down in their corner once again. Lashley keeps control and drives Cedric into the mat with another power move. Cedric kicks out at 2. Lashley continues dominating Cedric. MVP comes back in and keeps control of Cedric, grounding him and talking trash as The Viking Raiders try to rally.

Cedric finally goes for a tag but Shelton and Lashley knock them off the apron and brawl with them at ringside. This leads to Cedric countering MVP and rolling him up for the pin to win.

Winners: Cedric Alexander and The Viking Raiders

After the match, Cedric's music hits as The Viking Raiders join him in the ring. MVP actually smiles at Cedric and stands with Lashley and Shelton, calling them away from a potential brawl. The Hurt Business exits the ring, applauding Cedric and staring them down. Cedric celebrates with Erik and Ivar.

- We see Titus O'Neil backstage warming up for RAW Underground. Back to commercial.

- We are back and Bobby Lashley, MVP, and Shelton Benjamin attack Cedric Alexander until Apollo Crews and Ricochet show up.

#1 Contender's Match, Losers Must Disband: The IIconics vs. The Riott Squad

Billie and Ruby start things off and Billie with punches. Peyton tags in and she sends Ruby into Billie's knee and Peyton gets a near fall. Peyton with a reverse chin lock. Ruby fights out of the corner and tags in Liv. Liv with an enzuigiri and elbow into the corner. Liv with a drop kick to Peyton's back against the ropes for a near fall. Billie tags in and they hit a series of kicks to Liv. Billie gets a near fall. Billie chokes Liv in the corner. Billie with a back drop and she gets a near fall. Billie with punches. Liv with a kick to the knee and head. Ruby tags in and Ruby with forearms and she sends Billie into Liv's knees.

Ruby with an Irish whip and running forearm. Liv with a take down on Peyton and Billie with a forearm to Ruby for a near fall. Ruby with a rollup for a near fall. Billie gets a near fall. Ruby with the three count on a rollup.

Winner: Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan

After the match, the music hits as Liv and Riott hit the ramp to celebrate. The IIconics throw a fit in the ring, screaming out and begging the referee from their knees. The IIconics are no more as a tag team, according to the announcers. Kay and Royce cry together in the middle of the ring now.

- Shane McMahon meets his extra large security guard outside of the RAW Underground. He says we will see Jessamyn Duke, Titus O'Neil, and Apollo Crews vs. Shelton Benjamin tonight in the 10pm hour. Shane enters the room and we go back to commercial.

- We are back with a way too long look at the Mysterio and Rollins story.

In the Arena:

We go back to the ring and out comes Seth Rollins with Murphy. The winner of this match will join Keith Lee and Randy Orton in the #1 Contender's Triple Threat.

Rollins stares at Murphy and yells at him, saying Murphy kicked him in the head last night and forced him to get pinned in the ring by Dominik Mysterio. Rollins circles Murphy and says with a WWE Title shot on the line, he cannot have any mistakes or have Murphy screwing it up for him. Rollins tells Murphy to get the hell out of his ring. Murphy looks at him. Rollins repeats himself and tells Murphy to get out of his sight. Ge doesn't want to see or hear Murphy until he figures out what kind of man he wants to be, what kind of man he stands for, what side of history he wants to be on. Murphy tries to speak but Rollins tells him to shut his mouth because he disgraces Rollins. Rollins yells at him to get out of his ring again. Murphy slowly walks and Rollins slaps him across the back of the head. Murphy walks up the ramp as Rollins continues barking at him.

Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio in a Qualifying Match

Dominik iwth punches and a satellite arm drag and drop kick. Seth sends Dominik into the announce table and they return to the ring. Rollins with a forearm to the back and kicks. Dominik with a kick and Dominik is sent to the apron but connects with a shoulder and springboard arm drag. Rollins falls into the ropes and he avoids a 619 when he goes to the floor. Seth pulls Dominik to the floor and Seth is sent into the announce table. Dominik with a splash off the announce table as we go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with an arm bar and Slingblade. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with a body scissors. Rollins with a waist lock and take down. Rollins misses a splash into the corner and Dominik with punches. Seth goes for a buckle bomb but Dominik counters with a rana that sends Seth into the turnbuckles. Dominik with a DDT and moonsault for a near fall. Seth goes to the floor. Dominik goes to the turnbuckles and hits a cross body onto Rollins on the floor.

We see the Family Mysterio watching on the biggest monitor in Raw history.

Dominik leaps over Rollins and Dominik sends Rollins into the ropes and hits a 619. Dominik goes up top for the frog splash and misses. Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Rollins hits another Black Out on Dominik. Rollins walks to the back while Angie watches on the monitor.

- We go to Raw Underground and Titus O'Neil is in the ring. After destroying two people, Riddick Moss enters the ring and Moss is too much for Titus.

Backstage:

The Street Profits are in the back and Montez mentions the tornado match. Angelo says he is bringing out his scouting report. He says Andrade is a former NXT champion and he says he is tranquilo. Montez talks about the look on his face. Montez asks about the comment about Angel being wealthy. Angelo reminds Montez about Zelina poisoning him. They say Zelina is angry because she is too short to go on rides at amusement parks.

We go to commercial.

- We are back with footage of Tozawa arriving at the arena with his ninjas. He is told he is not on the list for tonight. Tozawa mentions he is the 24/7 champion. Tozawa gets out of his van and we see R Truth trying to sneak up behind him. Tozawa sees that the list is blank and the guy is a referee. Truth with a rollup for the three count. Tozawa kidnaps the referee, but forgets a ninja.

The Street Profits vs. Andrade and Angel Garza (with Zelina Vega) in a Tornado Tag Match

Garza and Andrade with the early advantage. Dawkins misses a tornado splash into the corner and Andrade with a knee. Andrade and Angel with punches and kicks to Ford. Ford is sent to the apron and he kicks Andrade and Angel. Andrade with a forearm to stop Ford on the turnbuckles. Garza and Andrade go for a double superplex but Dawkins turns it into a TOWER OF DOOM and everyone is down.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Garza kicks Dawkins to the floor while Andrade works on Ford. They send Ford shoulder first into the ring post. Andrade with a chop to Dawkins and he kicks Dawkins while Garza gets a near fall. Andrade goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick. Garza wit a kick to Dawkins and then Andrade drops Ford on the apron. Andrade with a punch to Dawkins and then he applies a triangle in the ropes. Dawkins with a forearm to Garza and he catches Andrade off the turnbuckles with an exploder. Dawkins with clotheslines to Garza followed by a back elbow.

Dawkins with a tornado splash to Andrade followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Garza wit a running kick while Dawkins is in the tree of woe. Andrade with a double stomp off the turnbuckles for a near fall when Ford makes the save. Andrade with a rollup and Garza with a super kick to Ford. Andrade with an elbow to Dawkins. Ford with a blockbuster to Andrade followed by an enzuigiri.

Ford shakes the ropes and it causes the lights to flicker. Garza leaves the ringside area with Demi. Ford covers Andrade but Retribution has taken the referee and they surround the ring. Retribution attacks Ford, Dawkins, and Andrade in the ring and then they attack Zelina on the floor.

Retribution runs to the back as we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see a replay of what RETRIBUTION just did. We see WWE Producer Adam Pearce backstage yelling at a group of security guards.

- We go back to RAW Underground with Shane McMahon. He hypes up Jessamyn Duke, who is in the ring. She goes at it with an enhancement talent and unloads to get the win. Duke then attacks her on the ground after the bell. Another enhancement talent jumps on the platform to stop Duke but Marina Shafir gets in her face. The bell rings for the next fight as Shafir easily makes the woman submit while Duke smiles from ringside. Shane calls it. Duke and Shafir celebrate. The IIconics are here now. Peyton Royce rolls Billie Kay into the ring but Kay isn't thrilled with the idea. Duke easily drops her and Royce cringes at ringside. Shane stands with Royce and promises more to come.

- We see what's happened tonight between Cedric Alexander and The Hurt Business. We go back to the RAW Underground door now. Cedric, Ricochet and Apollo Crews are talking each other up and it looks like Shane's extra large security guard is chuckling at them. Caruso approaches and brings up how it's been a a tough night for Cedric and his friends. Crews talks about how he's going to bounce back and not stop going at Bobby Lashley until he gets the United States Title back. Ricochet goes on about how they have friendship, something MVP doesn't have, and will fight for their friends. They get hyped up and tell Shane's guard to let them in. He finally opens the door and they enter. Back to commercial.

We go back to Shane McMahon at RAW Underground. It's time for the main event, he says. Apollo Crews paces on the ring as Shelton Benjamin enters. Their crews look on from ringside, cheering them on. They go at it and Benjamin slams Crews first. They trade holds and strikes on the mat. Shelton avoids a submission by shoving Crews off the platform to the floor. The two teams start brawling with each other now. MVP brings Ricochet to the ring and t hey go at it. Bobby Lashley and Cedric Alexander also brawl on the platform. Crews and Shelton return. The Hurt Business stands tall with their opponents down on the mat. Shane rings the bell and says that's it. Shane says The Hurt Business means business, and he can't wait to see what happens next week on RAW Underground. MVP, Benjamin and Lashley stand tall to end the segment.

Backstage:

Angel Garza and Demi are in the back and she brings up that Angel abandoned everyone. Angel says they are trained fighters and they can take care of themselves. Angel says that he wants to make sure that Demi is okay. Retribution enters into the hallway and throw someone around. Garza sees them and runs away, leaving Demi. The start their slow walk and Demi runs away.

Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match: Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee vs. Seth Rollins

We go back to the ring for tonight's main event as Randy Orton makes his way out. The winner of this match will become the new #1 contender to challenge WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at Clash of Champions on September 27. Keith Lee is out next as Orton stares him down from the ring. Seth Rollins is out last.

The bell rings and they all size each other up. Orton goes to the floor and has words with Rollins, who thought they were going to work together. Rollins looks to lock up with Lee but he changes his mind and rolls to the floor. Rollins and Orton have more words at ringside now. Lee grabs Rollins by his head and pulls him to the apron. Rollins rocks Lee and applies a headlock. Lee sends Rollins flying with a big shoulder block. Orton ends up coming in and taking over on Lee while he's distracted. Lee sends Orton into the corner and splashes him.

Rollins beats Lee down. Lee overpowers Rollins and whips him into Rollins in the corner. It takes Rollins and Orton both to get Lee to the apron. Lee ends up powering himself over the top into the ring, taking down both of the veteran Superstars for a pop. Lee gets right back up and poses as we go back to commercial.

We are back and Rollins punches Lee but Lee goes for a slingshot move and Rollins with a drop kick. Lee goes to the floor and Rollins goes to the apron. Rollins with a flying knee off the apron and Lee falls against the announce table. Orton with a backdrop driver onto the announce table. Orton and Rollins send Lee shoulder first into the ring steps. Orton and Rollins try to lift Lee into the ring and they have trouble. Orton kicks Rollins when Rollins tries to get back into the ring and Orton with an IEDDT for a near fall.

Orton twists to the mat and goes for the RKO but Rollins counters into a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rollins backs up into the corner but Lee rises to the apron and he blocks a punch and punches Rollins. Lee with shoulder tackles and splashes on Orton and Rollins. Lee biels Rollins into Orton and both men are down. Lee goes to the floor and POUNCES Orton against the ringside barrier. Rollins goes for a suicide dive and Lee catches Rollins and drops Rollins on the announce table.

Lee brings Rollins back into the ring and Rollins with a thrust kick and a front kick. Lee goes for a power slam but Rollins with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rollins with a knee and super kick. Rollins sets for Black Out and Lee with a Spirit Bomb but Orton with an RKO to Lee and Orton pins Rollins for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the bell, the music hits as Orton stands tall and exits the ring, going to the ramp. The boos pick up from the virtual crowd. We see Lee and Rollins recovering at ringside. We get replays now. Tom says if McIntyre is cleared, he will be defending the WWE Title against Orton at Clash of Champions on September 27. The post-Payback edition of RAW goes off the air with Orton celebrating as Lee and Rollins look on.

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