We are live from the WWE Thunderdome at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL, as Ric Flair, Big Show and Shawn Michaels make their way to the ring!
We see photos of what happened to Randy Orton during the Ambulance match on Sunday.
Shawn Michaels says it has been a long time since he has done this but he welcomes everyone to Raw. Shawn brings out the man who defeated Randy Orton at Clash of Champions and is still your WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre poses in the ring as more pyro goes off. says this is cool to be standing in the ring with these four legends. A lot of people don’t know that he has known these guys for a long time. He grew up with Big Show and Christian. He traveled the world with them and Christian stood up for him and taught him. Drew says Show was there like a big brother when things got tough and gave him advice. Shawn Michaels is a mentor and he would not be here without him. Drew says he loves Ric’s stories and advice. Drew says when he first came to America, Ric was on the active roster before someone retired him. Drew says he was 22 and he realized he was on the same roster as Ric Flair. What brought them back together was their disdain for Randall Keith Orton. They went to war and beat the hell out of each other and at the end of the night he put Randy in an ambulance and he is still the WWE Champion.
He goes on until Orton interrupts on the big screen. Orton hopes Drew is enjoying this moment because it will not last, it will not be over until Orton says it’s over. Orton says if Drew thinks he went through hell last night, he has no idea what hell is. Orton says he won’t be finished with Drew until he’s WWE Champion. Drew asks if Orton is going to beg for another match. Orton says Drew doesn’t get it. He doesn’t need to beg, he will be given a match because he is Randy Orton, a multi-time champion. Orton says the only reason he’s here is to remind everyone in the ring that there is a price to be paid when you cross The Legend Killer. The camera shows Orton grabbing his suitcase and leaving the arena.
Drew says it’s such a shame that Orton has left the building. Drew says all this talk about titles has given him an idea. He’s in the ring with Legends and he’s trying to cement his own legacy. Drew says he doesn’t feel great from last night but he’s going to put his title on the line tonight, because that’s the champion he wants to be. Drew issues an open challenge to anyone in the back who he hasn’t faced for the title. Who wants to step up? Drew tells the Legends he will join their party later on, just don’t get too drunk. Drew faces the camera again and tells the roster in the back to please step up. The music hits and Drew celebrates with the Legends some more.
– Tom hypes Zelina Vega vs. Asuka in a rematch from Clash of Champions. We get a look at last night’s match, which saw Asuka retain her title.
Vega is backstage now as Kayla Braxton approaches, asking about her being a poor sport after last night’s loss. Vega says she’s just getting started here but everyone will feel so sorry for Asuka when she’s done with her tonight. She goes on about how Asuka won’t be ready for her. Asuka appears and they have words. Asuka says she will be ready but she just hopes Vega is ready to lose again. The argument gets heated as officials pull them apart. We go to commercial.
Asuka vs. Zelina Vega for the RAW Women’s Championship
Vega with kicks to Asuka. Vega goes to the turnbuckles and goes for a moonsault but Asuka gets her knees up and applies the Asuka Lock. Vega taps out.
– We go to the back where Ric Flair, Big Show, Shawn MIchaels, and Christian are playing cards. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
Keith Lee males his way to the ring…
Andrade vs. Keith Lee
Andrade with a running double knee strike in the corner. Lee with a Spriti Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Keith Lee
We take a look at the Hurt Business. We see MVP and Shelton Benjamin eating and some random non Hurt Busineser joins them and Bobby Lashley tells him he is sitting in his seat. Lashley tells him he is still sitting in his seat after he moves. The guy realizes he needs to go to another table. Lashley tells him he took his plate. We go to commercial as Lashley, MVP and Shelton Benjamin laugh at the guy.
R Truth is in the ‘game room’ playing chess with Little Jimmy. Truth says he should challenge Drew McIntyre. A ninja shows up and gives Truth an envelope. Truth sees that it is in Japanese, but it has a translation in English. Tozawa says that if Truth is reading this, he was eaten by a shark. The note says that Tozawa’s sensei Kung FuNaki would be proud. Tozawa’s note tells Truth to accept this honor. A briefcase is opened and it is Tozawa’s black belt. Tozawa appears and rolls up Truth to win. The ninja hits Tozawa with the briefcase and then rolls up Tozawa and it is Drew Gulak. Truth hits Drew and rolls him up for the three count. Drew and Tozawa chase after Truth, but they will have a Triple Threat Match later tonight.
– We take a look at what happened last week with Seth Rollins and the Mysterios.
Murphy is backstage now, texting on his phone, when Rollins approaches him and hugs him, calling him his disciple. Murphy looks annoyed. Rollins asks what’s wrong because tonight is a beautiful night. Rollins says most importantly, The Mysterio Family will be on King’s Court and he can’t wait to see what they say. He tells Murphy to lighten up because he can’t wait to see what the family says. Rollins says this is a huge night for Murphy, and for him. Rollins tells Murphy to go try on a suit that he bought for him. Murphy leaves but forgot to grab his phone. Rollins picks the phone up and puts it in his pocket. He smirks as we go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Jerry Lawler is in the ring for the King’s Court.
Lawler thanks them for joining him and asks Rey if he wants to comment on what Seth said last week. Angie and Aalyah are sitting on Lawler’s gold couch. Rey says Seth can’t even control his own house so now he wants to disrupt Rey’s. Rey says it’s obvious that Dominik and Aalyah are his. He and his wife have worked extremely hard at building their family. He goes on and says it takes a truly evil and simple person to try and fabricate the kind of lies that Rollins has. Dominik says this has gone on too far and too long, and the next time he sees Rollins, he’s going to put an end to this. Lawler brings up how Aalyah got upset with her dad last week, and how she was approached by Murphy backstage.
Lawler asks Aalyah how she’s feeling after last week. She’s a little upset. Her parents have an image for her but at the end of the day she is 19, she says. She says Murphy came looking for her, not the other way around. She says those who surround themselves with Rollins need to re-evaluate their life choices because Rollins is a bad person, a fraud. Rollins appears on the big screen now. Rollins understands if he’s the last person they want to see after last week, but he has something important to tell them. It will hurt him more than them, but it’s the truth. Rollins says one of them isn’t being 100% honest with the family. He says the truth is that Aalyah might not be telling the truth in regards to how she feels about Murphy. Rollins knows they don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth, but they don’t have to – they can see it for themselves. He shows a text conversation between Murphy and Aalyah, which he found on Murphy’s phone.
Rollins says it seems like Aalyah is a little more friendlier than she’s letting on. Rollins promises Rey this was for the greater good. Aalyah storms out of the ring and to the back. Rey follows, opening the rope for his wife. Aalyah heads to the back with her parents right behind her. Rollins is on the big screen as Murphy approaches. Murphy is upset at what Rollins did with his phone. Rollins asks Murphy if he thinks he can hide things. Murphy say she hasn’t hid anything. Rollins says the truth is important in their relationship. Murphy grabs Rollins. Dominik suddenly attacks Murphy and drops him backstage. Dominik unloads on Murphy and they brawl as officials try to break it up.
– We go back to the ring and out comes Lana and Natalya. Tom talks about how WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are not medically cleared to compete, but will still have to defend against The Riott Squad when they can. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
Natalya says they will stand out here all night until Nia and Shayna are stripped of the titles. They are their titles. Lana says the reason we have the women’s tag titles is because of them. They are celebrities and social media influencers. They want the titles now.
Adam Pearce comes out and he says we can’t strip Nia and Shayna of the titles. That is not going to happen. What i can do in the spirit of competition is I can give you a match against the newest members of the women’s division.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs. Lana and Natalya
Dana with a kick and Mandy tags in with clotheslines. Mandy with a gutwrench reverse suplex for a near fall. Natalya tries to interfere and Dana with a clothesline. Lana misses a kick and Mandy with a running knee for the three count.
Winners: Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke
– We take a look at what happened last week between Kevin Owens and Aleister Black on the KO Show.
Aleister Black says you are a good man, Kevin. You claim to be a good man. Good men don’t let bad things happen to them. You thrive in a situation where you can manipulate the viewers. You have a knack for betraying people. You said you were with family so you couldn’t help me. My father was cruel. Have you talked to your son about betrayal. Aleister says I will not forget. We go to commercial.
Kevin Owens vs. Aleister Black
The bell rings and they go at it. Black takes control early on. Owens takes it to the corner and chops Black, then clubs him in the back. Black with a back elbow. Black keeps fighting but Owens drops him again and talks some trash. Owens with more big strikes. Black fights out of the corner and uses the middle rope to choke Owens as the referee warns him. Black with more offense until Owens drops him with an elbow. Owens hits Black while he’s down and kicks hi in the face.
Black kicks Owens and fights back out of a corner. Black clubs Owens and puts a knee to the throat against the ropes. Owens rolls Black up for a 2 count out of nowhere. More back and forth between the two. Black kicks Owens but Owens comes right back with a clothesline. Owens with another clothesline and a senton in the middle of the ring but Black is right back up. Owens with a big German suplex. Black rolls to the floor to regroup as Owens taunts him from the ring as the referee counts.
Owens leaps from the ring and hits a big senton to the floor for a pop. Owens yells out and returns to the ring as we go back to commercial with Black down on the floor.
Black goes for the pump kick but Owens blocks it and connects with a superkick. Black still kicks out at 2. More back and forth between the two brawlers now. Black goes for a superplex up top but Owens resists. They fight on the top now. Owens knocks Black to the mat. Owens flies with a senton but Black gets his knees up. Black follows up with a big pump knee strike to the face. Owens still kicks out at 2. Black with another pin attempt out of frustration, and another, but Owens keeps kicking out. Black can’t believe it. Black with a big kick while Owens is down. Black with more kick and punches against the ropes as the referee warns him.
Black gets in the face of the referee and they have words. Black turns around to a big right hand from Owens. Black keeps fighting and swinging wild but the referee accidentally gets dropped. The match is called as the referee has the bell rang.
Winner by DQ: Kevin Owens
After the bell, Black starts yelling at the referee. The ref goes to the timekeeper’s area and declares that Black is disqualified because he struck the referee, and Owens is the winner. Owens takes advantage and drops Black with a big Stunner. Owens’ music starts up as he exits the ring while Black is still down on the mat. We go to replays. Owens yells back at the ring and says he will keep fighting, Black can just keep being a b—h.
We see Mustafa Ali walk out of The Hurt Business locker room in the back. They walk up and Ali says he just got lost, it was a mistake. Ali gets decked but Ricochet and Apollo Crews run up to stand with him. The two teams have words and MVP says they can get it tonight, no need to wait. The Hurt Business enters their locker room and it looks like we have a six-man match for later. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Akira Tozawa is already in the ring with Drew Gulak as WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth wraps his entrance. The 24/7 rules are suspended during the match.
The bell rings and Tozawa charges with a kick. The all go at it. Gulak and Tozawa take turns on Truth while he’s down. Tozawa goes for the first pin but Gulak stops it. Gulak and Tozawa argue now. Truth drops his challengers but can’t get a 3 count on either of them. Truth takes turns on each competitor in the corner now. Tozawa rocks Truth from the side. Gulak and Tozawa with a double suplex on Truth now. Tozawa goes for the pin but Gulak pulls him off. Gulak works on Truth’s arm now. Tozawa stomps on Truth while Gulak has him down. Gulak and Tozawa both have arm holds applied on Truth now. Gulak tries to get a pin on Tozawa as the frustration between them continues.
Gulak ends up tossing Tozawa to the floor from behind. Truth fights Gulak off from his knees. Gulak scoops Truth and slams him. Gulak with the Gu-Lock now. Tozawa goes to the top as Truth breaks free. Tozawa with a big senton to Gulak from the top. Truth kicks Tozawa and drops him on his face. Truth scoops Gulak and drops him on top of Tozawa with the Attitude Adjustment for the pin to retain.
After the match, Truth celebrates and holds the title in the air as his music hits. Truth runs away with the title as Tozawa and Gulak recover.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke now. She asks how their team came to be. Rose says she’s had some ups & downs lately but Dana has always been there for her, and she’s an amazing athlete. Brooke talks about Rose being such an inspiration, one who gets knocked down but always gets up fighting back. They know The Riott Squad is next to get a shot from WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, but they will be watching and they’re coming for the titles.
– We see Dominik Mysterio warming up backstage. Back to commercial.
Dominik backs Murphy into the corner and punches him. Murphy with punches and kicks. Dominik sends Murphy to the floor and then Murphy pulls Dominik to the floor. Dominik sends Murphy into the ringside barrier and he punches Murphy. Dominik goes up top and Murphy goes to the floor. Dominik goes for a baseball slide but Murphy ducks. Dominik sends Murphy into the announce table. Murphy sends Dominik over the announce table. Murphy breaks the referee’s count and sends Dominik into the apron. Murphy stands on the head but Dominik trips Murphy on the apron. Dominik with a cross body but Murphy rolls through for a near fall.
Murphy tries to send Dominik into the turnbuckles and he blocks it. Dominik sends Murphy into the turnbuckles. Dominik with a forearm. Dominik with kicks and punches. Buddy with a flying knee and both men are down. Murphy with boots and kicks to Dominik. Dominik with a jaw breaker and knee. Murphy with a back heel kick and kick followed by a stomp to the foot. Buddy misses a knee and Murphy with a tornado DDT. Dominik kicks Murphy and the referee warns him. Dominik goes to the floor and he sends Murphy into the apron and ringside barrier. Dominik looks under the ring because the skirt was lifted and he sees the Mysterio Kendo Stick and he grabs it.
Aliyah comes to the ring and she tells Dominik to put down the family Kendo Stick. Dominik says he has to do this. Aliyah tells Dominik to stop it. Murphy with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Buddy Murphy
After the match, Dominik shows that he is a sore loser and hits Murphy with the kendo stick. Dominik says he is doing this for the family to protect their legacy. Aliyah says this is not necessary. Dominik says that dad was right and you are naive. Aliyah slaps Dominik and walks away.
– MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Bobby Lashley walk in the back and MVP throws a water bottle at a janitor and tells him to clean it up. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
MVP tells Apollo Crews that this is an official announcement from the Hurt Business. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You keep making the same dumb mistake. He says that Cedric made some mistakes last week so Cedric was sent to Hurt Business boot camp. I told you we are going to repo that US Title and you would never see it on him. Bobby says it looks better on him.
Porter says all you were talking about at Payback. You said you were going to regain the championship. That did not happen. You stepped to Lashley and Lashley took your championship. At Clash of Champions, you decided you wanted to get your gold rush on and you stepped to Lashley again and you got the same result. Because you keep running your head into the wall again and again, you bring your recess friends and you expect a different result, but you are going to get dropped.
Mustafa Ali, Ricochet, and Apollo Crews vs. Shelton Benjamin, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Bobby Lashley
Ali and Ricochet attack before the bell rings and then Crews joins in and they brawl. Porter sends Ali into the ring steps while Benjamin kicks Ricochet on the floor. Lashley sends Crews into the ringside barrier.
The lights go out and it is time for RETRIBUTION!!! But first… We go to commercial.
The match is joined in progress and Benjamin with a reverse chin lock on Crews. Porter tags in and kicks Crews. Porter with punches and Crews with forearms. Porter with an Irish whip and he misses a Mafia kick and hits the turnbuckles. Crews with a German suplex to Lashley after Lashley knocks Ricochet and Ali off the apron. Crews with a boot to Porter and a cross body. Ricochet and Benjamin tag in and Ricochet with a springboard cross body and punches. Ricochet with a quebrada and a shooting star press for a near fall.
Ricochet pulls Benjamin to the corner and misses a Phoenix Splash. Benjamin with a knee in the corner. Porter tags in and they send Ricochet to the mat and Porter gets a near fall. Ricochet avoids the Playmaker and he connects with an enzuigiri. Ali tags in and he hits a series of elbows. Ali with a drop kick to Porter. Ali with punches but Porter with a knee. Porter gets Ali up but Ali gets to his feet and he hits a neck breaker. Ali gets a near fall. Lashley pulls Ali to the floor and Crews kicks Lashley and hits a moonsault onto Lashley.
Benjamin takes care of Crews but Ricochet with a cannonball onto Benjamin. Porter with an O’Connor Roll and Ali rolls through and gets a near fall. Ali with a tornado DDT and then he goes up top for the 450 splash and hits it for the three count.
Winners: Mustafa Ali, Ricochet, and Apollo Crews
– We go back to the card game and Flair wins with a Royal Flush and he struts. Back to commercial.
– We take a look at Retribution with a video package.
– Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring to see who has accepted his challenge. Back to commercial.
Drew McIntyre vs. Robert Roode in a WWE Championship Match
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew sets for a superplex but Roode crotches Drew and punches Drew into a tree of woe. Drew tosses Roode to the mat. Dolph pulls Roode to the floor and Drew grabs Dolph and brings him into the ring. Roode clips Drew and kicks the injured knee. Roode with elbow drops to the leg and he drops a knee to the injured leg. Roode wrings the legs into the ring post. Roode breaks the count and goes back to the floor. Drew kicks Roode away and Drew falls to the floor. Roode kicks Drew in the leg and drops the knee on top of the announce table. Roode goes up top and hits a clothesline for a near fall. Roode goes for a figure four leg lock.
Drew turns over and reverses the hold. Roode gets to the ropes to force Drew to release the hold. Drew with a head butt and clothesline. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly throw followed by a second one. Drew’s knee gives out and Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall. Drew sends Roode into the turnbuckles Roode with a boot to Drew and Drew tries for the Future Shock and Roode counters and gets a near fall. Drew with a Future Shock DDT for a near fall.
Winner: Drew Mcintyre (retains Championship)
After the match, the music hits as Drew sits up on the mat and clutches the title. We go to replays. Drew stands tall in the middle of the ring and has his arm raised now.
– The camera goes backstage and we see the janitor from earlier, the one MVP threw the water bottle at and told him to pick it up. The janitor, who has his face covered, pulls a steel chair off his cart. He walks over to the Legends Lounge. The janitor shows his face now and it’s Randy Orton. He puts on a pair of night vision goggles and enters the room with the chair. We see Orton enter the room as the Legend are sitting at their poker table. Orton turns the lights off and it sounds like he’s destroying everyone with steel chair shots. Orton turns the lights back on and pulls his goggles up. We see Ric Flair, Big Show, Christian and Shawn Michaels all laid out. The room has been destroyed. Orton exits the room and goes back to his cart, hiding his face again. Officials come running over to the Legends Lounge and Orton points them in the right direction, with his face still covered. Orton walks away pushing the janitor’s cart as RAW goes off the air.