Raw Results – 6/22/20
Raw Results – 6/22/20
WWE Performance Center
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Samoa Joe
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He talks about how R-Truth accepted a winner-take-all tag match with his WWE Championship on the line last week but he still retained. That was the past, and now we’re looking to the future—
Enter Dolph Ziggler.
He gets on the mic and talks about being traded along with Robert Roode in exchange for AJ Styles and how he’d hate to have Drew lose the title to anyone… but him. He talks about the part he played in McIntyre’s comeback story and how he needs a challenger for Extreme Rules, and all he’s asking is for is what he’s owed.
Drew says it’s not that he’s not talented, but because Dolph has become exactly what they used to despise— an entitled jackass. He thinks the world owes him something when he doesn’t, but he’s right in that he needs an opponent for Extreme Rules, and he just wants Ziggler to think about what he’ll do to him before he decides he really wants the match.
Dolph still wants it, so Drew makes it official.
Nia Jax makes her entrance.
She gets a chair and sets it up in the middle of the ring before taking a seat
Nia Jax, still seated, gets on the mic.
She complains about Charlotte Flair being given a title match against Asuka tonight after she’s been cheated two weeks running.
He excuses himself and says he thinks Jax is confused, because he was supposed to have a match against evil leader of the shinobi clan Akira Tozawa right now. He points out shinobi are masters of disguise and wonders if Nia is secretly Tozawa. She takes offense, he yells in her face, and Akira appears from behind the commentary desk.
His shinobi surround the ring and chase Truth to the back.
Enter Charlotte Flair.
She wants to explain what’s really going on— Nia dropped the ball and now she’s throwing a huge hissy fit because she didn’t get her way. Jax fires back that Flair gets whatever she wants because her daddy is the Nature Boy. Charlotte gets in the ring with the assistance of a crewmember and Nia calls her delusional if she thinks her dad didn’t pave the way for her. (Nia calling someone else out for nepotism? With all her botches & injuries if she wasn’t Rock’s cousin she would’ve been cut long ago. In other words pot meets kettle)
Flair admits she’s delusional, it was her dad that beat Asuka twice last month! Jax says she hasn’t beaten her, and when they last met, she dominated Charlotte. Since then, she’s built her legacy on easy targets and avoided her, and they both know she’s the one woman built take her crown.
This gets a forearm from the Queen and we’ve got a brawl! Referees pull them apart.
Street Profits backstage hyping up tonight’s title match. Viking Raiders roll up and they talk about how despite their differences they’ve become friends. But Dawkins warns them— when the bell rings, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep their titles.
They head off together and Zelina Vega rolls up behind scheming something
Raw Tag Team Championship
THE VIKING RAIDERS VS THE STREET PROFITS:
Rowe drive Hanson into Dawkins for a 2 count, Ford with a Dropkick then a Tope con Hilo, but he’s caught & Powerbombed into his partner, Profits hit Rowe with Thor’s Hammer, but Hanson makes the save, Hanson with a Handspring Back Elbow, all 4 with cartwheels then Rowe with a Powerbomb/World’s Strongest Slam combo, Hanson up top, but Dawkins avoids the Diving Splash the Profits finish off Raiders with The Cash Out/From the Heavens combo to retain
WINNERS & STILL RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE STREET PROFITS
LIWWE jump Profits, Andrade & Garza put the boots to the champs, Raiders back in as the Ingobernables retreat
A despondent Seth Rollins says tonight he has a message for Rey Mysterio
Seth is still backstage and still ominous.
He talks about how sometimes we’re chosen for roles beyond our choices, like he and Rey have been. The difference is that he embraced his role for the greater good, but Mysterio has been defiant, and defiance breeds suffering. The saddest part of all of this is that he’s allowed his son to get involved in this situation.
He wants Mysterio to know that whatever becomes of him or his son, it’s guilt that he’ll have to harbor, because the greater good is coming for them all, and there’s nothing he can do to stop it. Legends never die, but they sure as hell can outlive their welcome.
We get a recap of our opening segment, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long)
Charlotte Flair is interviewed backstage.
She denies any thought of postponing her title match due to an arm injury, invoking the tired old “it ain’t ballet” defense.
Charly Caruso rolls up on Zelina Vega and her boys for another interview.
Angel Garza makes a analogy as to how attacking the champs is like gazing into the eyes of a beautiful woman that’s mostly pretext to mack on Charly, and Zelina steps forward to talk about how her clients have taken their differences and turned them into strength, and they’re coming for the tag titles.
Raw Women’s Championship
CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS ASUKA:
Asuka goes after the arm, Arm Wringer, Shoot Kicks to the arm, Charlotte avoids the Billiken, but Asuka snaps the arm over the rope, Sliding Knee from the apron, Charlotte takes her legs out & hits a Queen’s Boot on the floor, back in the ring for a 2 count, Figure 4 Headscissors, Neck Snap, nip up, up top, Asuka voids the Moonsault, but Charlotte lands on her feet, Inverted Backbreaker/Complete Shot into the turnbuckle combo, Shoot Kicks, Charlotte blocks the Uraken, Asuka blocks the Chop, Charlotte with the Queen’s Boot, she charges, but Asuka sends her into the turnbuckle, Juji-Gatame on the right arm, then switches to the bad arm, but Charlotte makes it to the rope, Charlotte with a Chop-Block then hits a Spear, but Asuka grabs the rope, Figure 4 countered into a Small Package for a near fall, Juji-Gatame then converts into a Triangle Choke, Charlotte with a Sit-Out Powerbomb, but upon impact, Asuka grabs the arm, Asuka Lock is on & the hooks are in & Charlotte taps out, Asuka retains
WINNER & STILL RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: ASUKA
Nia Jax is interviewed backstage.
She thinks it’d be a real shame if someone were to kick the Queen while she’s down.
Edge cuts a promo from a ring somewhere, seated in the corner.
He says Randy won but didn’t live up to his claim of being the better natural wrestler of the two of them. He may have tore Edge’s tricep off the bone, but he kept fighting, and he saw the panic in Orton, and he hit him with an “accidental” low blow? Okay. He saw Raw last week and Randy can shout that he’s the greatest wrestler ever from the mountaintop.
Do whatever you want, because beating him clearly means everything, but for Edge? Beating Orton is what he expects, and he’s disappointed that he didn’t see the low blow coming or do it first. It’s not gonna happen again. Orton says he lit a fire in his gut, reminded him he’s the Legend Killer, well, this match, this injury, not being able to pick up his daughters on Father’s Day, that showed him he’s gotta wake up a side of him that’s been dormant for too long.
The second he hit that punt, backed Jay into a corner despite not being cleared, and punted him…? Christian has been his friend for 36 years, he’s walked through every trial and tribulation in his life. Orton put the PG Superstar to bed, and for that, he’s thankful, because Randy woke up the side of him that will sink to any level to get what he wants.
He doesn’t care about winning a wrestling match now, he’s gonna embarrass Orton and emasculate him, make him wish Cowboy Bob was firing blanks on the night he was conceived. When he comes home, Randy’s kids are gonna come running up and ask him if he’s okay, and he won’t be. When he goes to hug his wife at night, they won’t be able to look each other in the eyes, because they both know what’s coming.
He knows Randy has voices in his head, but Edge is gonna be screaming louder than all of ‘em. He’ll see every aspect of his life infected, tear it apart brick by brick from the inside. He has no idea what he’s done, but he’s woke up the evil, he’s woken up the Rated R Superstar. Get some sleep while you can, Randy.
Cut to Orton being interviewed backstage.
He asks Charly if she knows what a snake does when it feels threatened. It bites, it strikes wildly, sometimes blindly. That snake is gonna do what mother nature intended, to defend its clutch of eggs and survive. Edge and Christian come back and try to have their comebacks at his expense? He’s gonna strike.
He sincerely wishes both men have a full recovery and live happy, healthy, full lives… as long as they do it far, far, far away from him.
He says he’s got something to discuss with the Nature Boy
Charlotte Flair is interviewed— NIA JAX BLINDSIDES HER!
Nia slams her arm in a road case and wooos. A trainer rolls up to check on the Queen
Akira Tozawa w/The Shinobi Sect vs R-Truth:
Match never appens as Bobby Lashley & MVP comes out and obliterates the Shinobi dropping one with a Thrust Spinebuster on the apron, Tozawa hides under the ring as Lashley leaves Truth out with The Full Nelson
Tozawa slides in & pins on unconscious Truth to win the 24/7 belt for his Shinobi Sect
Natalya is interviewed backstage.
She says Charlotte’s arm looked real bad and with Becky Lynch out, the Raw women’s division needs her leadership.
Asuka isn’t the best person to lead the locker room since she’s so hard to understand, and Nattie berates the interviewer for not scheduling this interview ahead of time, because she’s got a big announcement but no time to make it before her match
LIV MORGAN VS NATALYA W/LANA:
Nattie by Nature for a 2 count, Canadian Backbreaker, but Liv grabs the rope, Nattie sends her to the floor, back in, Liv with a Headscissors from the apron to the floor, back in, Liv is distracted by Lana, Nattie clips Liv’s leg then locks in the Sharpshooter & Liv taps out
Big Show is interviewed backstage.
He says just when he thinks he’s seen everything WWE has to offer, Monday Night Raw gets taken over by shinobi. He just stopped by to say hello to some friends last week, but when the opportunity arose to punch a shinobi, he took it and gave the Viking Raiders a helping right hand. He says he’s mostly focused on the Big Show Show now but he’s here because of what happened to his friends last week.
People think he’s fun, but he’s also a heartless, angry giant, and when that guy comes out, he gets whatever he wants, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. And that guy is headed to the ring right now.
The Nature Boy gets on the mic.
First he addresses Charlotte’s injury, saying that when she comes back, Nia Jax is gonna wish she worked and lived in another environment, because she’s gonna be in a lot of trouble.
To the subject at hand, Randy Orton. He’s been telling everyone that Orton is the greatest performer in the business today, and the word “arguable” doesn’t apply.
Enter Randy Orton.
Ric puts him over some more, calling him the best performer in the history of WWE before shaking his hand. Orton thanks him and says that means a lot. He talks about the nostalgia of half of Evolution being here in the ring, but nostalgia can be confused with legacy. It was nostalgic to see Ric be the dirtiest player in the game last week, for him to punt Christian, and for Edge to step in the ring for the very last time.
But his fire, his desire to be the Legend Killer again, is not nostalgic, it’s just him cementing his legacy, becoming the greatest ever, and euthanizing Edge and Christian’s careers. The voices in his head are on the same page and they all agree that being the Legend Killer again is great.
Enter the Big Show.
He’s had enough! He gets in the ring and says he’s not gonna sit there and let them glorify what Orton did to his friends, and he’s going to make him pay. He calls Orton a parasite that feeds on anyone who he thinks can take him to the next level, and that’s currently Ric Flair. He’s latched onto guys that make him better over and over, because he lacks the discipline and motivation to make himself better.
And once he gets what he wants, he leaves the host to die. Edge is going to get to pay Orton back, but he’s not getting the first crack, because this pissed-off giant is going to break every bone in Ric’s body. Orton gets in his way and says he’s not gonna touch a hair on the Nature Boy’s head. He puts Show over, saying he’s a future Hall of Famer.
He never would have guessed kicking two of his friends in the head would piss Big off so much, and it’d be tragic for him to suffer the same fate. Show wants to square up but Randy rolls away and says he’s had enough. They’ve been friends for twenty years but no longer. He’s focused and motivated and what happens next is on Show.
Randy and Ric leave together while Big Show fumes in the ring.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
THE IICONICS VS THE GOLDEN ROLE MODELS:
Shades of Kay on Banks for a near fall right out of the gate, Bayley trips up Royce, Ode to Takayama, Royce with a Fisherwoman Suplex, but Banks makes the save, Banks & Bayley with a Double Back Suplex for a near fall, Banks with the Three Amigas, but Royce blocks the 3rd, rollup for a near fall, IIconics look for the Inverted Magic Killer, but Banks takes down Kay and traps Royce into The Bank Statement & Royce taps out
WINNERS & STILL WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE GOLDEN ROLE MODELS
Sasha says she’s been thinking, and admits to getting a little jealous whenever Bayley brings up being a double champion. She’s happy for her best friend but can’t help but want to experience that herself, and what she’s trying to say is she wants a title match. So at Extreme Rules, she’s officially challenging… Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship!
She cuts a promo in Japanese before telling Sasha she accepts!
Bayley immediately jumps her and the tag champs beat her down! Bank Statement!
Backstage, Bobby Lashley and MVP are interviewed.
Lashley complains that he should be WWE Champion but isn’t because of that clown R-Truth. MVP says Lashley is a man revitalized, free of distractions, and he sells Apollo Crews on joining their stable. He says Apollo is tremendously talented but he doesn’t get the business side of things, and he needs to sit under his learning tree to be one of the best United States Champions since… well… him.
Liv Morgan is walking backstage when she runs into Ruby Riott.
Liv begs off and says she gets it, nothing has gone her way lately and she doesn’t need Ruby making her feel worse.
MVP is in the ring for the VIP Lounge.
He welcomes us to the show and introduces his guest, Apollo Crews.
MVP says it just feels right to have the United States Champion in the VIP Lounge, and he brings up Apollo wanting to be a fighting champion. He respects that and he respects Crews, but he had to go and recklessly blow out his knee and forfeit his spot in Money in the Bank, and that’s when he realized Crews needs help navigating those bad decisions.
He’s already made the mistakes, and he can help Apollo use the title to give his daughter the life she deserves. Crews says he got this far without any of MVP’s help, and he appreciates the offer, but his answer is still no. MVP says if he wasn’t dropping gems, Apollo wouldn’t still be hear listening, and he says there’s no rule he has to be out here week after week.
He can be champion for a very long time, and it’s not gonna happen unless he has MVP’s help. Crews is skeptical and runs through some of the ways MVP can ruin his title match tonight, and says he’s been dealing with people like him his entire career, and he’s not gonna let the title change who he is.
MVP points out that he was United States Champion for 343 days, and he tried to do this the nice way not once, but twice, and there won’t be a third time— whether Crews likes it or not, the title is coming home where it belongs.
Apollo gets in his face but backs off when his opponent tonight, Shelton Benjamin, makes his entrance. MVP bails and asks Shelton to give him just a moment. It’s a ruse, and Benjamin blindsides Crews! He puts the champ shoulder-first into the ringpost, and MVP tells him lesson one is “never put yourself in a two-on-one situation as it leaves your blind-side vulnerable.”
APOLLO CREWS VS SHELTON BENJAMIN:
Heel Kick for a 2 count, Shelton goes after the shoulder, Crews with a Dropkick, Standing Moonsault, but Shelton catches him with an Inverted Juji-Gatame, Crews powers out & takes Shelton to the floor with a Cactus Clothesline, back in, Leaping Enzugiri then finishes it with The Chariot for the win
WINNER: APOLLO CREWS
MVP runs interference and Bobby Lashley comes down and locks the full nelson on Crews! Shaking it around, he lays the champion out and MVP grabs the title belt and lays it across Apollo’s fallen body.
Rey Mysterio is shown chilling in a storage room somewhere when Dominick rolls up to ask if he’s sure he wants to do this. Rey wants to show Seth Rollins just what it means to be a Mysterio
Rey and Dominick Mysterio make their entrance.
They get in the ring and Rey gets on the mic. He says one of the most terrifying things that can happen to a parent is not being able to get ahold of your child, and last Monday he couldn’t get ahold of Dom and that scared the hell out of him. But when Dom got out of that 3-on-1 situation, he was proud, even though he’s still angry for him putting himself at risk.
He knows the risks, they’ve talked about it. Rey says he’s pissed at Seth but he’s learned to accept what he did, and even though Dominick is bigger than him, he’s still his old man, and no matter how big or strong he gets, he’ll always be his child. Since Dom fought for him, now it’s his turn to fight for Dom, and he’s got this one.
He needs to get revenge on Seth Rollins by himself and Dominick says this family wants a fight.
Enter Seth Rollins, mic in hand.
If they want a fight, they’re putting him in a very difficult position. He doesn’t know what to do, to go to the ring and slaughter a father in front of his son or make him watch as he sacrifices his boy. He decides it’s not up to him, and none of these decisions are his. This is destiny, and it seems to him that they’re both in the same place at the same time, and two eyes are better than one.
Rollins advances on the ring, arms wide, and falls to his knees at the end of the aisle as Buddy Murphy and Austin Theory come down behind him. He says Rey could have walked away easily… AND ALEISTER BLACK AND HUMBERTO CARRILLO APPEAR TO EVEN THE ODDS! The babyfaces work together and run the heels off, corkscrew tope from Carrillo!
Seth is alone and surrounded, begging off on the floor as Mysterio the elder nails him with a 619! The Mysterios hold him up and drag him over to the steel steps, clearly thinking an eye for an eye but Murphy and Theory recover and make the save! They hold Rey in place as Rollins manhandles Dominick and drags him over to the steel steps!
Trying to blind him as they did his father but Humberto arrives with a chair in time to run them off!
Aleister, Carrillo & The Mysterios stand tall to end the show