Raw Results – 2/24/20
Raw Results – 2/24/20
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bell MTS Place
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler & Byron Saxton
Randy Orton gets on the mic and says he needs to apologize— he’s not the most sentimental of men, but of late his emotions have become unbalanced. He talks about how it’s fifteen years since Raw came to Winnipeg and he did some research and found out that he encounted a man he’d come to look up to, Edge. The crowd chants for Edge and he says he’s not here tonight but he knows none of us can understand why he did what he did.
But he is truly, truly sorry, from the bottom of his heart.
Enter Kevin Owens.
He talks about how he’s been dealing with delusional people for the last couple months, up to and including the Monday Night Moron, Seth Rollins, but tonight he’s putting that aside because tonight he’s got an issue with Orton. Owens just heard him apologize for what he did to Edge, yes? Well… he doesn’t think Randy means it, so drop the act and just explain why you did it?
Matt Hardy ate two vicious beatdowns for asking, so here’s Kev to ask. Orton tells KO he doesn’t want to go down that road, but Owens insists he does. He says he’s been a fan of WWE his entire life, and he remembers what it felt like to watch Edge retire. He was grinding it out on the indies at that time, and he sat there and watched somebody he looked up to retire and thought about how much it sucked for him and people like him who wanted to share the ring with him.
So at the Royal Rumble, he watched Edge come out and to see the look in his eyes when he got what he loved back, and to know that maybe one day he’d get to step in the ring with him?! But then the next night, Orton took it all away, so Kev is going to ask one more time— why did you do it? Randy asks him if he thought he knows him, and says Edge thought he knew him, too.
KO says the people are tired of seeing them talk, so if Orton doesn’t want to give him answers then he’ll beat it out of him. The Viper asks if he wants a match here tonight and says he’s on, but not right this minute.
Angel Garza and Zelina Vega are interviewed backstage.
Vega says the only business they have with Humberto Carrillo is the necessary chore of taking out the trash, because family is very important, but you’re not equally proud of your entire family. Luckily Garza is a man’s man, who realizes he has to put his cousin Humberto where he belongs, and once he does, nothing will stop him from taking the top spot.
Charly thanks Zelina and then Angel swoops in with his ladies’ man gimmick and makes it awkward.
ANGEL GARZA W/ZELINA VEGA VS HUMBERTO CARRILLO:
They tie up each other’s legs with a handstand and get into a strike battle upside down, Carrillo with a Tope Suicida, Garza crotches Carrillo, pants rip followed by a Running Knee Lift, Slingshot Guerrero Special followed by a Basement Superkick for a near fall, Carillo with a handstand on the apron, but Garza with a Superkick from the floor, back in the ring, another Superkick, Carrillo answers back with a Pump Kick, Catapult, but Garza lands on the turnbuckle, Cero de la Silla to the floor, Carrillo catches Garza with a Spanish Fly for a near fall, up top, Zelina with a distraction, Garza meets him & hits an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a near fall, Carrillo with a Leaping Enzugiri for a near fall, they trade flash pins for near falls, Garza blocks a Wheelbarrow & stacks Carrillo up in a Victory Roll for the win
WINNER: ANGEL GARZA
RICOCHET VS LUKE GALLOWS:
Ricochet with a Tope con Hilo, back in the ring, Springboard, but Gallows kicks him out of the air, Backbreaker for a 2 count, MMA Elbows, Ricochet blocks a Suplex and hits a Step-Up Enzugiri, Springboard Crossbody followed by a Standing Shooting Star Press for a 2 count, Bendryller blocked, Gallows with a Superkick, he looks for the Gallow’s Pole, but Ricochet blocks, Superkick then hits The Recoil, up top then finishes Gallows with a Shooting Star Press for the win
OC are walking backstage and bickering.
AJ Styles screams at the other two to act like the best team in the world and says that miracles could happen at Super Showdown. Like Ricochet beating Brock Lesnar, but if he does, AJ will be right behind him to take the title. They have to plant their flag, he says, and calls Aleister Black out as he walks past, saying he wins a few matches and he thinks he owns the place.
Styles says they have to remind him who they are, and the OC jump him, beating him down in the hallway.
They leave and Aleister pulls himself back up to his feet.
Enter Brock Lesnar, flanked by Paul Heyman as always.
Paul does his usual introduction and talks about how Brock reigns at will and how he rarely deigns to take people to Suplex City, and this makes it special. He goes on and on about his usual “spoilers” and says Lesnar is not only beating Ricochet, but he’s going to make mincemeat out of Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania.
ERICK ROWAN VS ALEISTER BLACK:
Rowan clips Black’s knee then sends him into the timekeeper area, Rowan with Greetings from the North for a near fall, Black with a series of strikes, Quebrada, Jumping Knee gets a 2 count, Black looked for the kill, but Rowan blocks it, Iron-Claw blocked, Rowan with a Powerslam for a near fall, Short-Arm Lariat for a near fall, he sends Black to the floor, into the barricades, Rowan breaks the count, he charges, but Black avoids and Rowan hits the steps knocking his cage over, Black back in, Rowan drags him back to the floor, Bucklebomb into the ring post, back in the ring, Rowan goes to check on his cage, back in at 9, Black Mass drops him to his knee, then a second Black Mass finishes Rowan for the win
WINNER: ALEISTER BLACK
Black is interviewed.
He gives credit for his win to his unbridled rage, and next week that rage will be AJ Styles’ burden, and if you think he’s being too cryptic, he comes out and says it— he and AJ are fighting next week.
A sit-down interview with Drew McIntyre.
He doesn’t care who he fights at WrestleMania, all that matters to him is fighting for the WWE Championship in the main event. He talks about how being dubbed The Chosen One by Vince in his debut, his career got derailed the first time around as clips from his time in 3MB are showed and he got fired, deservedly so. He thought he’d never return, but he was angry and bitter in that time and was fueled by that anger. Eventually things went well enough that he could look in the mirror and realized that he’d be damned if people would remember him as an idiot playing air guitar.
He talks about Triple H being his mentor and about how he needs to fulfill his potential now.
TruthTV begins in earnest.
Truth says he’s been working on his questions all weekend, and Lana calls TruthTV stupid and says they’re not here for that, but rather Lashley has a match against Truth.
Ron admits he knows, but Bob is really, really, really, really… big, and he’d rather ask questions than have to fight him. Like has he seen Sonic the Hedgehog?
At this question, Lana demands the bell!
R-TRUTH VS BOBBY LASHLEY W/LANA:
Lashley with a Complete Shot then dumps Truth to the floor, Truth back in, Flying Shoulder Blocks, Proto-Bomb, Five-Knuckle Shuffle, Attitude Adjustment blocked, Truth goes for the Ax Kick, but Lashley breaks him in half with The Murder-Death Spear for the win
WINNER: BOBBY LASHLEY
Five of the women in the Elimination Chamber are in the ring and Jerry “the King” Lawler is presiding over a contract signing.
Asuka steals the mic from him and calls Shayna Baszler out for not being present. Lawler says she’s a no-show and tries to get things going, passing the contract to Sarah Logan to get things started. One by one all five women sign and Liv Morgan almost picks a fight with Ruby Riott. Last but not least, Asuka puts pen to paper and oh, of course, here comes the Queen of Spades!
She strolls down and signs, eyeballing all five women. Asuka knocks Liv down to get in Baszler’s face and demand she bite her, but Natalya attacks from behind with a double leg into mounted punches and we got a brawl! Shayna puts her hands up and enjoys the chaos. She’s the only one standing tall—
Enter Becky Lynch who’s in a fighting mood tonight as she’s in the Bruce Lee/Kill Bill top!
Double leg, mounted punches on Shayna but she gets away and spinebusters the champ into mounted punches of her own! Referees and road agents swarm to break them up!
Street Profits make their entrance and get on the mic.
They talk about how they helped Kevin Owens last week against Seth Rollins and his goons, but this week they have a shot at the tag titles in Saudi Arabia and they want the smoke
ANGELO DAWKINS W/MONTEZ FORD VS MURPHY W/SETH ROLLINS:
Murphy with the CQC strikes, Dawkins with a jab, Spinning Stinger Splash, he hits the Rydeen Bomb, but Seth attacks for a dq
WINNER: ANGELO DAWKINS
Montez Ford says it’s cool, because Dawkins hit Murphy so hard he lost his first name, and now he’s gonna fight Seth
MONTEZ FORD VS SETH ROLLINS:
Dropkick sends Seth to the floor, then a Tope con Hilo drops both Seth & Murphy, ref ejects Murphy & Dawkins, Ford up top, but Seth cuts him off with a Dropkick, Back Suplex for a 2 count, Ford Backdrops Seth to the floor, back in, but Ford with a Small Package for a near fall, Backslide for a 2 count, Rollup for a 2 count, Seth catches Ford with a Bucklebomb for a near fall, he dumps Ford to the floor, Bucklebomb into the barricade, he tries another BUcklebomb, but Ford counters into a Hurricanrana into the turnbuckle, Ford blocks the Pedigree & hits a DDT for a near fall, up top, but Seth cuts him off, Ford shoves him off, Seth’s not going to be deterred, Ford with an Avalanche Sunset Flip, back up top, Frog Splash, but Seth avoids it & hits The Blackout for the win
WINNER: SETH ROLLINS
They announce that Beth Phoenix will be on Raw next week to give an update on Edge
Video package on Rhea Ripley
RANDY ORTON VS KEVIN OWENS:
Orton rolls to the floor, Owens follows & hits the Cannonball in the barricade, back in the ring, up top, Seth & his thugs come out on the stage then surround the ring, Owens with a Superkick to Owens, Viking Raiders & Street Profits come down to take out Seth & his goons, Owens up top, but Orton crotches him, Owens fights him off & hits the Senton Atomico, Seth is back, Owens decks Seth & Orton with a Lariat to Owens, Owens hangs Orton up, Seth grabs the leg, Owens fights him off, Orton hits the Elevated DDT & the ref with a fast count
WINNER: RANDY ORTON
The crooked ref checks on Seth who has grabbed 2 chairs and handed them to Orton, Seth wants Orton to do what he couldn’t, but Owens has recovered & grabs a chair, Orton doesn’t want a chair fight and high tails it, crooked ref grabs the chair, Owens grabs Seth’s patsy & rips the ref shirt off to expose a Seth shirt, Seth says he had nothing to do with this, Owens gives the patsy a Stunner then grabs a table, Seth tells him that’s a good man, Owens doesn’t give a shit & Powerbombs him through the table