WWE Raw Results – 8/24/20
WWE Raw Results – 8/24/20
Commentary Team: Tom Phllips, Byron Saxton & Samoa Joe
Drew McInytre makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He welcomes us to the ThunderDome and asks everybody in the crowd for a thumbs up before talking about how he overcame Randy Orton last night to retain the WWE Championship. And what was his secret? It’s simple, he’s hungrier than Randy, he works harder than him, and he pushes forward no matter what.
And he knows what hard, desperate times are like, what it’s like to wonder where your next paycheck is coming from, and Orton’s never had that. His inner circle made sure he made it to the top, but the funny part is even with all that he’s the absolute best… and last night, Drew McIntyre was that much better.
He brings up the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever and says he beat Randy with a wrestling maneuver, so what does that make him now? He’s looking forward to his next challenge, and if Orton wants to step up again, that’s fine, because he didn’t get a chance to send him to Claymore Country last night.
Drew goes to leave and poses on the stage one last time… AND RANDY ORTON BLINDSIDES HIM! They brawl on the ramp and back to Gorilla, and Orton tries to gouge McIntyre’s eyes out before punting him! Referees and road agents swarm but Randy parts the crowd and punts Drew again!
We see Drew McIntyre getting up and stumbling away, refusing help from the road agents.
Video package on Keith Lee
Backstage, Nia Jax runs into an interview.
She berates the woman for accosting her and says she’s actually been reinstated after apologizing to Pat Buck. She shouts that last bit and scares Sarah Schrieber off.
Shayna Baszler rolls up and says everyone’s counting down the moments until she does or says something that gets her suspended again. Nia says call her after she beats Bayley, and Baszler says she’ll call her Haystacks Calhoun, except whoops, he was handsome looking. Jax calls her an Addam’s Family reject, and Shayna welcomes her back.
BAYLEY VS SHAYNA BASZLER:
Shayna with a Kimura then takes Bayley down, she goes right after the arm, Sole Food to the arm, Bayley rolls to the floor as Shayna puts the badmouth on Sasha, Shayna with a Step-Up Knee in the corner, Bayley with a rollup for a 2 count, but Shayna turns it into a Triangle Choke, Sasha with a distraction diverts Shayna’s focus & Bayley is able to escape, Bayley with a Snap Suplex for a 2 count, Sliding Lariat for a 2 count, Shayna charges, but Bayley sends her to the floor, Shayna tries to get back in, but Jax pulls her out causing a dq
WINNER: SHAYNA BASZLER
Baszler fights nobly but Jax gets the better of her before throwing her into the ring and running her over! The Golden Role-Models egg them on to continue fighting, they stop and both stare down the Women Tag Tea Champions
Kevin Owens is wandering backstage putting his tie on and looking for Aleister Black’s locker room.
He finds it with the help of a helpful crew member, he knows and opens the door and Aleister is there. He asks if he’s in fact coming on the KO Show, because it’s next. His one-sided conversation continues and he says he’ll see him out there before Black’s tattooed hand reachs out and shuts the door
Kevin Owens welcomes us to the Kevin Owens Show.
His guest, Aleister Black, makes his entrance, his right eye patched with a bandage, evidently still not healed from Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy attacking him. Black has some footage he wants shown, and it is in fact footage of that attack. KO says he’s been there, Rollins gets in your head, and he’s trying to take a different path now.
Every time you show that footage, every time you look at it— Aleister has a freakout and nails Owens with a back elbow when he goes to check on him! Black Mass!
Backstage, Bayley and Sasha Banks are talking animatedly when an interview rolls up.
They complain about Sasha being in danger when she has her rematch tonight, and Bayley vows to take care of Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
SHELTON BENJAMIN VS CEDRIC ALEXANDER VS AKIRA TOZAWA W/THE SHINOBI SECT VS R-TRUTH:
Shelton with a Gutwrench Suplex, Truth goes into a cover, but it’s broken up, Shelton launches Tozawa with an Awesome Bomb on the Shinobi, but they catch him, the Shinobi restrain Shelton & Tozawa pins Truth to win the 24/7 belt
WINNER: AKIRA TOZAWA
Shelton beats the shit out of the Shinobi as Tozawa high-tails it
Randy Orton makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and says he’s done what he wants, when he wants, to whom he wants, but last night that wasn’t the case. He promised all of us that he’d RKO Drew McIntyre, punt him, and take his title, but he didn’t. You can call him a lot of things, but one thing he’ll always be is a man of his word.
He promised us he’d kill the legends of Edge, Christian, Big Show, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels, and that’s exactly what he did, because he’s the Legend Killer. And today he kicked Drew twice in the skull, and why? Because he offered a rematch out of pity— who does he think he is?! Well, Randy is the Legend Killer, the greatest wrestler—
OH BASK IN HIS GLORY!
Keith Lee introduces himself to Mr. Orton and he’s come here to offer him a spectacular opportunity to stop what he’s doing, take a moment, and bask in his glory. Randy’s been called many things; Viper, Apex Predator, Legend Killer, and Keith has as well— Game Changer, Anomaly, and for certain, Limitless.
And since the Limitless One is here on Raw and Orton is looking for a fight the likes of which no one has ever felt, with respect to his friend Drew McIntyre, he’d step up if he’s willing to accept the challenge, one on one against Lee right here, right now!
Randy takes his vest off and gets in his face and says maybe later before rolling out of the ring
Backstage, Angel Gara, Zelina Vega, and Bachelor lady are hanging out when an interview rolls up to ask if Vega’s ready to admit to poisoning Montez Ford.
She denies it again and says she’s sick of it, leaving Garza to offer Demi and Charly both chances to come watch him wrestle
ANGEL GARZA W/ANDRADE VS MONTEZ FORD W/ANGELO DAWKINS:
Ford goes for a dive, but Garza catches him with a Dropkick, pants rip, he ties Ford to the Tree of Woe, Hesitation Dropkick, Hanson makes his way out to bring a huge drumstick to Garza’s girl, which infuriates Garza, he goes to finish Ford, but he fights him off & hits From the Heavens for the win
WINNER: MONTEZ FORD
Nia Jax rolls up on Shayna Baszler backstage.
She says she wasn’t thrilled about teaming but then she realized they could win the tag titles, and she wants the tag titles. Shayna says she’ll help with the titles as long as Jax gets off her back. Nia says she’ll have to follow her lead, and Baszler slaps her across the face!
Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott are walking along when they run into Bianca Belair. All three women walk and talk, and they’ll be in trios action
THE IICONICS & ZELINA VEGA VS THE RIOTT SQAD & BIANCA BELAIR:
Royce sends Ruby into Shades of Kay for a near fall, Vega with a Running Meteora for a 2 count, The Dark Prophecy, but Ruby fights out, Belair with a Wheelbarrow into a Double Chickenwing Facebuster then a Shinign Star Press, but the IIconics make the save, Belair blasts Vega then finishes it with The K.O.D. for the win
WINNERS: BIANCA BELAIR & THE RIOTT SQUAD
Cedric Alexander beats Ricochet in an arm wrestle while he’s tuning up.
Mark Henry rolls up to challenge him but Cedric backs off, and Mark takes the arm wrestling rig off to the ring.
MVP rolls up to ask where Cedric’s priorities are, and he berates Ricochet when he pipes up. MVP acknowledges that Alexander already said no, but pitches him on the Hurt Business again anyway
Mark Henry introduces our next match.
Mark informs the contestants that he’s told all their allies and associates to stay in the back, and Bobby says he doesn’t need his boys to make this fair, because he’s gonna slam Crews’ hand down and then beat him up, but not too bad, because he needs him to be available this weekend to get beaten up for the United States Championship.
Apollo says he saw what happened to his boy MVP last night, and the same thing is going to happen to him at Payback, but first he’s gonna win this arm wrestling match
Lash puts his foot under the rig, Apollo stomps it and slams Lash’s hand down for a quick win
Lash attacks but Crews fends him off with a pump kick and dives on the rest of the Hurt Business!
We get a recap of Dominik Mysterio’s debut from last night.
The Mysterio family is interviewed backstage.
They talk about how proud they are of Dominik, and he admits he was absolutely terrified, but his dad gave him the courage to go out there and fight. Rey says one day Seth will have a family of his own, and then he’ll understand what he put the Mysterios through. And now the family is together and Rollins will have to deal with the consequences for the rest of his career.
Last night, his son became a man, and tonight isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about standing together.
Lana and Natalya are in the ring together and they get on the mic.
Today is special for them, because they’re inducting a special woman in to the Hall of Fame, and Natalya is the best of all time, but she’s not going in tonight, it’s actually Mickie James.
Tonight, like every great trail, her trail ends tonight, and they accuse her of riding their coattails. They present career highlights, which are a black screen, and Mickie comes running down to shove Nattie ot the mat! Lana comes over… MICK KICK!
We cut to the Hurt Business rolling up on Raw Underground because Bobby Lashley wants to fight somebody tonight. Shane McMahon ushers them in saying they came to the right place, Lash says he doesn’t care who the opponent is he just wants to hurt someone
Lashley chokes out a dude in a Standing Guillotine, now Dolph wants a piece of Lash, he tries to take him down, but Lash breaks his guard, ground and pound, Dolph grabs a Rear Naked Choke, but Lash throws him off and launches him off the platform, another dude is up on the platform and gets knocked the fuck out from a knee to the face
RANDY ORTON VS KEITH LEE:
Lee leapfrogs Orton and levels him with a Shoulder Block, Orton is stunned, Lee blocks the punch and crushes Orton’s hand, Release Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex, he goes to launch Orton into the post, but he wiggles out and posts Lee, back in, Garvin Stomp, but Lee powers out of the pin, Orton with a Sleeper, but Lee powers out and crushes Orton into the corner, Running Avalanche, Freight-Train Crossbody, Lee Pounces Orton out of the ring, back in, Orton catches him with the Draping DDT, he looks for the kill, but Drew rips Orton out of the ring to cause a dq
WINNER: RANDY ORTON
Drew hurls him into the barricade, Orton takes off through the crowd as an enraged Drew is standing and pissed off
Drew McIntyre runs into an interview backstage.
He says he’s happy for his friend Keith Lee, but Randy Orton tried to end his damn career, and if he’s watching right now— ORTON BLINDSIDES HIM AND PUNTS HIM AGAIN!
Charly Caruso is waiting outside the trainers’ room for an update on Drew McIntyre, and doctors are afraid he may have a cracked skull
Raw Women’s Championship
SASHA BANKS VS ASUKA:
Sasha with a rollup for a 2 count, Asuka tosses her to the floor, she shoves Ruby, Asuka knocks Sasha back to the floor with a Billiken, Bayley goes to check on Sasha while all the other women surround the 2 of them, Sasha holds Asuka for Bayley to take a cheap shot with the belt, back in the ring for a 2 count, Asuka with a Diving DDT gets a near fall, Asuka with an Ankle Lock, but Sasha kicks her off, Sasha goes to take out Asuka but she ducks and wipes out The Riott Squad, Asuka cuts through the lumberjacks to get to Bayley, Sasha posts Asuka, back in, Frog Splash connects, but only gets a near fall, Sasha asks Byley to get a chair, but Shayna stops it & Asuka grabs Sasha in The Asuka Lock, the hooks are in & Sasha taps out, Asuka retains
WINNER & STILL RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION: ASUKA
Drew McIntyre is loaded into an ambulance and driven off to a hospital.
Charly Caruso is on-hand to interview Keith Lee.
He says a large portion of him would like to say hey bud, don’t interfere in my debut, but when your friend goes to the hospital it’s hard to be selfish like that. But he knows his friend is going to be okay, and he can’t say the same for Randy Orton
Lashley with a Juji-Gatame and MMA Elbows on Cedric, Hanson jumps on Lash then Shelton & Rowe get involved, Lash grabs Hanson in a Kimura.
Shane gives it up for The Hurt Business and says business is boooming
We get the announcement that Keith Lee vs Randy Orton is official for Payback
THE MYSTERIOS VS SETH ROLLINS & MURPHY:
The Mysterios go right after Seth & Murphy before the bell rings, Seth sends Rey over the announce table and then they focus on Dom, Dom with a Dropkick to Murphy, Baseball Slide to Seth, he Backdrops Seth to the floor, Rey is back in, Murphy pulls Seth out of a Double 619, but Dom wipes out Murphy with a Crossbody to the floor, Seth with a Fireman Carry Gutbuster on Rey for a 2 count, Dom with a Springboard Crossbody on Murphy for a 2 count, Diving Hurricanrana posts Murphy, Satellite DDT, but Seth makes the save, Dom blocks the Buckle Bomb, Murphy with a rollup and handful of tights on Rey for a near fall, Double 619 on Murphy, Dom up top, as RETRIBUTION messes with the lights, they’re in the ring as everyone head for high ground
WINNERS: NO CONTEST
RETRIBUTION put the boots to The Mysterios, they send both Rey & Dom to the floor then Lawndart Rey into the post, RETRIBUTION looks on from the ring apron as the show ends