Raw Results – 6/29/20
WWE Performance Center
Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & Samoa Joe
The show opens with a brawl in the ring, as Samoa Joe tries to restore the peace and Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Asuka wail on each other.
Referees come down and break it up and Joe gets on the mic to welcome us to the show.
It’s supposed to be a contract signing, he says, and the brawl restarts.
Enter Dolph Ziggler, for some godforsaken reason.
He gets on the mic and introduces Drew McIntyre and I see now, it’s a double contract signing for both main event level singles titles on Raw.
Ziggler gets on the mic and asks where McIntyre would be without him, and the answer is that he’d be scratching and clawing in obscurity somewhere. He lays out a vision of their match where he survives everything Drew throws at him and wins the title, and then they sign the contract.
McIntyre says there was a time when they were like brothers, and family is always honest with each other. He went through hell to become the champion he is, and the biggest lesson of his journey is that the game is more mental than physical. He says Dolph needs the title because he’s never been the center of attention he’s dreamed of being.
He always drops the ball before the finish line, and Drew’s gonna make him do it again. He’s gonna do him a favor, because they’re family, and he’s gonna let Ziggler pick the stipulation of the match. Dolph scoffs and Asuka interrupts to yell at either him or Sasha Banks in Japanese. She signs her contract and Banks gets on the mic.
She says she’s not the same person Asuka faced before, she’s the blueprint and the conversation, and at Extreme Rules she’ll become Two Belts Bae. When she and Bayley are both double champs, they’ll take over the whole damn company. Sasha stamps the contract, and Bayley says that’ll be a horror show, to awkwardly work the tagline in.
Asuka attacks with a kick, they brawl, Drew catches a kick, Dolph ducks a big boot, and the heels run away up the ramp.
Backstage, Angel Garza is trying to bribe referee Jessika Carr with a rose.
We see that Zelina Vega and Andrade “Cien” Almas are with them, Carr leaves and an interview rolls up.
They say they’ll be next in line for a title shot after they beat Viking Raiders, and Big Show rolls up to say he’s pulling rank and he’ll be next because he has some issues with Randy Orton and also refers to Vega as Smurfette. After he leaves Zelina says she’s going to punch the jolly green giant in the face for the dsrespect
An angry giant calls Randy Orton out.
Big Show reminds Randy that he’s a legend, but Los Ingobernables de WWE come down.
He says he’s not in the mood to play.
Andrade says Orton questioned Show’s legend status and he says he’s got boots older than Garza and reiterates that he’s not in the mood. Garza says it doesn’t really matter what Big is, he’s gonna learn what the Street Profits will soon realize—
Big Show cuts him off and says if he wants to fight, c’mon, but Vega gets on the mic and says her boys are gonna do Randy Orton a favor. They surround the ring and tease getting in to fight Show.
Enter 71-year-old Ric Flair, on his third week running being at pandemic central.
He says Zelina knows how much respect he has for her and her boys, but he needs to have a word with his old friend, the great Big Show. Randy will come when he feels like it, he’s backstage right now, and if Show keeps it up, Orton’s gonna be a bigger and better Legend Killer. Until then, he gives Vega and her boys blessing to have fun at the giant’s expense.
They go to attack but the Viking Raiders save Big Show!
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE WWE VS THE VIKING RAIDERS:
Hanson with a Falling Forearm on Garza for a 2 count, Rowe slams Hanson on top of Garza for a 2 count, pants rip Superkick, Andrade into a cover for a 2 count, Garza with a knee drop then a very cocky cover for a 2 count, Andrade & Garza get into it again, Vega tries to talk Andrade out of leaving, Hanson with a Handspring, but Garza counters into a Dropkick, Raiders with the Powerbomb/World’s Strongest Slam combo, Andrade counters Thor’s Hammer, Garza runs Rowe into the post, Andrade with a a Back Elbow then Garza hits The Wing Clipper for the win
WINNERS: LOS INGOBERNABLES DE WWE
Andrade leaves alone with a sullen look on his face with Zelina Vega chasing after him
Ruby Riott is shown hanging out backstage when the IIconics show up to pick on her and call her a loser.
Ruby asks who it was that blew their tag title shot against Sasha Banks & Bayley, which gets them all defensive. Riott wants one of them to wrestle her so the other one can cart her pal to the back after she’s done beating the crap out of her.
Angel Garza and Andrade are bickering with Zelina Vega trying to keep the peace when Ric Flair rolls and wanted to talk to them about something
Akira Tozawa w/The Shinobi Sect vs R-Truth:
Tozawa with a rollup for a 2 count, Tozawa prepares for something as he flashes Tora (the sign of the tiger, most commonly associated with both earth & fire style techniques), Truth feigns an injury and rolls up Tozawa to win back his 24/7 belt
The Sect try to win back the belt, but Truth evades the Shinobi and escapes to the crowd
Bobby Lashley and MVP are hanging out backstage.
Lashley says disrespect to MVP is disrespect to him, and he doesn’t want MVP offering Apollo Crews another shot at sitting under his learning tree. MVP says he’s not going to, the offer is dead, but he wants to give him a few more pearls of wisdom as he takes everything away from him.
They walk off and past Seth Rollins and Murphy.
Seth, holding one of Rey Mysterio’s masks, says this is his most important message and he has to deliver it now.
Seth Rollins and Murphy make their entrance and we get a recap of last week’s business with the Mysterios.
Rollins gets in the ring and on the mic.
He says last week Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick made a very heartwarming return to Monday Night Raw. They stood right here and said nothing is going to stop Mysterio from returning to the ring, and he believed that with all his heart. So does Rollins, because Rey has a duty to uphold, the problem is Mysterio hasn’t been seeing too clearly.
He thinks his duty is to his family, but in fact his duty is to be a sacrifice to the future of Monday Night Raw. He’s given Mysterio every chance to take the easy way out and walk away into the sunset, but he’s been defiant at every turn. What Rollins has to do now is so important— he calls Rey out says he needs to ask for forgiveness.
He begs Mysterio’s forgiveness, not for what he’s done in the past, but for what he’s being forced to do in the future. You see, they’re bound by fate, and as fate would have it, he is the Monday Night Messiah and Rey Mysterio is meant to be a sacrifice, so he’s forced to take a piece from him, and little by little tear him apart until nothing is left.
Rey and Dominick appear on the tron.
Rey asks forgiveness, but not to Seth, to Dom, for what he has to do to Rollins to avenge his eye. Dominick forgives his father, but says he’s never going to forgive Seth, and he’ll never forget what his father does to him.
Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo hit the ring
Seth Rollins says he was hoping to run into Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo.
But before he puts them out of their misery, he wants to know why they keep fighting Rey Mysterio’s battles when clearly he won’t fight for them. He’s a fraud and a coward— Carrillo interrupts and says Rey isn’t a coward, Seth is, and this is for his people
ALEISTER BLACK & HUMBERTO CARRILLO VS SETH ROLLINS & MURPHY:
Carrillo with a Missile Dropkick to Murphy, he looks for the Tiger Feint Kick, but Seth pulls him to safety, Carrillo takes Seth to the floor then wipes them both out with a Double Crossbody, Black sweeps the legs, Sliding Knee, Quebrada takes both Rollins & Murphy down, Murphy counters Black Mass into a rollup for a near fall, Carrillo with a blind tag, Tiger Feint Kick for a near fall, Murphy with a Jumping Knee, but Black makes the save, up top, Carrillo meets hi, Murphy with Cheeky Nandos, Doomsday Knee, Seth into a cover, but only gets a near fall, Carrillo with a rollup for a near fall, but Seth immediately hits The Blackout for the win
WINNERS: SETH ROLLINS & MURPHY
Seth & Murphy beat Black down but Carrillo makes the save before they can spike him into the steps! Murphy lays Humberto out with the steps, Rollins grabs the mask he’s been carrying and puts it on Carrillo! He tells him he looks just like his idol and directs Buddy to drag him over to the steps.
Black makes the save to return the favor but as he’s fighting Murphy off, Seth hits Blackout on Humberto on the steps!
Backstage, Asuka and Drew McIntyre are interviewed.
Asuka chatters in Japanese and McIntyre says Dolph Ziggler is looking to get an advantage over him tonight, but he’s just having some fun, and he gave Dolph the pick of the stipulation so he has no excuse when he loses. Asuka says Dolph isn’t ready for Drew.
Undertaker tribute, which is a recap of the tribute stuff from last week’s SmackDown and a music video.
Lana is backstage trying to sell Ruby Riott on friendship or something and Ruby isn’t having it.
She keeps trying and says a woman pulled her out of her depression last week, a woman with more wins than anybody in modern WWE women’s history— Natalya
PEYTON ROYCE W/BILLIE KAY VS RUBY RIOTT:
Royce with a Spinkick of Doom, she goes after Ruby’s arm, cocky pin for a 2 count, Hammerlock, Ruby fights out, Royce with a Back Suplex for a 2 count, Ruby with a STO for a 2 count, she looks for the kill, Kay up on the apron, Royce with an O’Connor Roll for a 2 count, Ruby with a Crucifix Pin for a 2 count, Royce with a Gamengiri then finishes Ruby with a Revolution-Style Brainbuster for the win
WINNER: PEYTON ROYCE
Backstage, Big Show is stretching when an interview rolls up.
He talks about how he grew up with Ric Flair as a hero and how he welcomes Randy Orton to come try him and find out why he’s the Big Show. As far as Andrade and Garza go, they’re not getting the friendly happy Big Show, they’re getting one angry giant
BIG SHOW VS INGOBERNABLES DE WWE:
Andrade & Garza have a hard time deciding who to start, Andrade tricks Garza to slip in first & Garza gets a chop for his trouble, and a second one then sends him to the floor, Vega tries to get the team back on the same page, Garza tags Andrade even though he didn’t want the tag, Show with a Hip Attack then a chop for Andrade, Headbutt sends Andrade into Garza which constitutes as a tag apparently, Garza with a Dropkick sends Show into the turnbuckle, he goes right after the knee, Superkick to the knee & Andrade tags himself in, they nearly come to blows again & Garza’s had it and takes a powder, Andrade turns around into a Chokeslam for the win as Garza leaves with Vega
WINNER: BIG SHOW
Show picks Andrade up and blasts him with The WMD
Backstage, Apollo Crews, Ricochet, and Cedric Alexander are hanging out when a wary R-Truth rolls up.
He thinks he’s finally evaded the Shinobi Sect but then immediately suspects his friends here. Cedric reassures him he’s not a Shinobi and Truth switches to putting Richard O’Shea over as his favorite superhero.
MVP and Bobby Lashley make their entrance and get on the mic.
Lash prompts MVP to enumerate the reasons he’s teaching Apollo Crews a lesson. He says when he goes home to the 305, people ask how they can be like him, and he says he can inspire them, and none of this matters if you can’t give back. That’s why it’s a joy for him to help Lashley unlock his limitless potential.
Some folks take a heartfelt gesture and ignorantly reject it, and that brings him to Crews. When one of the longest-reigning United States Champions of all time offers to mentor you, you don’t reject it, and he will not be disrespected.
Enter Apollo Crews.
He says he means no disrespect, it’s just that he’s a self-made man, and if MVP cared about anybody but himself, he would have listened when he turned down his services the first time instead of pushing and pushing. The only person that MVP truly cares about helping, he says, is himself.
MVP says he admires that, but Crews really doesn’t want him as an enemy.
MVP W/BOBBY LASHLEY VS APOLLO CREWS:
Lashley pulls MVP to safety, Apollo wipes out Lashley with a Tope con Hilo, MVP sends Apollo into the steps, MVP with a Big Boot for a 2 count, another cover for a 2 count, Stretch Plum, Apollo fights out, MVP with a Jumping Knee Drop for a 2 count, Apollo avoids The Player’s Boot, Apollo Clubberin MVP, Stinger Splash then a Spinebuster for a near fall, up top, Lash with a distraction, MVP takes him down & hits the Player’s Boot then finishes Apollo with a Bridging Fisherman’s Suplex for the win
Apollo attacks MVP but Lashley makes the save and locks the full nelson on! Referees swarm the ring to break it up but it takes 2 Fly Crew hitting the ring to pry him loose!
RICOCHET VS BOBBY LASHLEY:
Lash tosses Ricochet in from the apron, Vertigo Suplex for a 2 count, he tosses Ricochet to the floor, Lash distracts the ref as MVP drops Ricochet with a Flapjack on the announce table, Lash sends him into the post, Tilt-a-Whirl Powerslam turned into a Yokosuka Cutter, but only gets a near fall, biel into the corner, Cedric checks on his tag partner then Lash biels Ricochet on the floor, Running Fireman Carry & charges him into the post, he breaks the count at 7 & sends Ricochet back in, he looks for the kill, but Ricochet collapses, Lash decides to for the submission, Ricochet blocks the Full Nelson & low-bridges Lash, Crossbody off the apron,Lash catches him, he goes to post him again, but Ricochet reverses it, back in the ring, Quebrada connects, but only gets a near fall, up top, MVP with a distraction, Cedric takes out MVP, Ricochet with a Superkick, but Lash blocks the Buzzsaw Kick & hits Miracle Ecstasy then locks in the Full Nelson & Ricochet taps out
WINNER: BOBBY LASHLEY
Lashley knocks Alexander out in the full nelson as well!
Backstage, Dolph Ziggler is giving Bayley and Sasha Banks a pep talk and he asks them to let him take care of business. Sasha laughs in his face and says he’s been running around with Mandy Rose and Otis while they’ve been dominating
DREW MCINTYRE & ASUKA VS DOLPH ZIGGLER & SASHA BANKS:
Dolph with a Rocker Dropper, but doesn’t even get a 1 count, Sasha ducks the Uraken, she ducks the Billiken, Bank Statement blocked, Asuka Lock blocked, Rolling Solebutt drops Sasha, Dolph with a Sleeper, but Drew tosses him off then lights up Dolph, Inverted Concrete Slam, but Dolph holds on & turns it into a flash pin for a 2 count, Leaping DDT, Asuka with a Pop-Up Knee, Billiken, Sliding Knee gets a near fall, Billiken knocks Sasha to the floor, Bayley with a distraction, Sasha with a Meteora off the apron to the floor, back in for a near fall, Snap Suplex for a near fall, Sasha with a Slingshot Meteora for a 2 count, Surfboard, but Asuka fights out, Sasha with a knee strike, Asuka answers back with a Double Knee Facebreaker, Drew with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex, up top, Diving Lariat, nip up, Future Shock blocked, Drew blocks the Tilt-a-Whirl, Sasha tags herself in, she’s too busy putting the bad mouth on Drew that she never sees the Buzzsaw Kick, but Asuka only gets a near fall, another Buzzsaw Kick gets countered into a rollup for a near fall, Bank Statement, but Asuka fights out, Shining Juji-Gatame she converts into the Asuka Lock, but Sasha turns it into a flash pin & gets the win