WWE Raw Results
July 27, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Apparently tonight we have a bunch of championship
opportunities, according to the commentators.
Randy Orton makes his way out as footage from the
Unsanctioned Match with The Big Show last week is shown. I
usually get super annoyed by WWEs long recap packages every
week, but this helpfully considered I havent watched WWE
regularly in about two years.
Orton says that he has been called many things in his WWE
career and mentions the various groups hes been a part of.
He says that legends like The Rock and Stone Cold cant hold
a candle to his longevity, accolades and title reigns. He
says he has done whatever he wants to whoever he wants
whenever he wants for his entire career and that will never
change. He says that something is still missing in his
legacy but he couldnt put a finger on it.
He says it hit him like a ton of bricks what was missing and
he said what is missing is that he wants to become WWE
Champion again. Orton says comparing he and Drew McIntyres
careers wouldnt be fair and says that he remembers when he
was called The Chosen One but the only thing he really
chose to do was get his ass fired.
Orton says that McIntyre clawed his way back to WWE and to
the top and he earned Ortons respect when he defeated Brock
Lesnar. Drew, you got a problem and that problem is that
you have what I want, Orton says. Orton challenges Drew
McIntyre to a WWE Title match at SummerSlam. When I RKO
you, when I take your title and put it over my shoulder, you
will never see it coming, Orton said.
As Orton leaves, Nia Jax comes out and she says she knows
exactly how Randy feels. Nia says she woke up this morning
wanting to be Raw Womens Champion. She says she was screwed
out of the title last time she had a shot and when she went
for her rematch Charlotte Flair jumped in front of her. Nia
asks if anyone has seen Charlotte since then.
Shayna Baszler cuts Nia off and tells her that no one gives
a damn what she wants. Nia decks Baszler and they start
brawling until referees come out and separate them.
The Street Profits are in the ring and they are going to be
the guest ring announcer for this next match.
WWE Raw Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Match
Triple Threat Match
The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs.
Andrade Cien Almas & Angel Garza w/Zelina Vega
This my first time seeing Ricochet and Alexander as a team,
which is certainly intriguing to me. Almas and Andrade
attack both teams as they enter the ring and then throw
their shirts at Street Profits who are on commentary.
Ivar shows off some of his athleticism with Cedric in the
ring. After Cedric hits a dropkick, Ivar gets back up and
lays him out. Ricochet tags in and Cedric hits a Back
Handspring into a Head Scissors Takeover as Ricochet hits an
Enziguri at the same time. Erik tags in now and the two
teams start to square off before realizing Garza and Andrade
are just chilling outside and go after them.
Ricochet and Alexander drag Garza in the ring and connect
with some sloppy double team offense as the Vikings destroy
Andrade on the outside. Erik actually slams Ivar on top of
Andrade squishing him like a bug. Back in the ring,
Alexander hits a Atomic Drop and then a Northern Lights
Suplex on Andrade. They toss Garza into a Springboard Hart
Ricochet hits a Shotgun Dropkick on Ivar and Erik knocks
Alexander out of the ring. Andrade attacks Erik from behind
and starts to square off with Ricochet but then holds Erik
for Ricochet to hit instead. They double Erik in the corner
and beat him down. Andrade hits Erik with a Flying Knee and
Ricochet hits a Flying Elbow for a nearfall before Andrade
pulls him off.
After they argue, Andrade attacks Ricochet and throws him
out. Ivar comes in and hits a T-Bone Suplex on Andrade
followed by a Sidewalk Slam and a Splash. Ivar goes for a
Splash in the corner but Andrade moves only to run right
into a Senton. Garza Superkicks Ivar but then gets run over
by Erik. Erik hits a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex on
Garza. Ivar hits a Flying Knee sending Garza into the
Andrade and Garza are mugging Ivar on the outside and toss
both he and Alexander into the barricade. In the ring,
Andrade hits the Flying Knees on Erik in the corner for a
nearfall. Ricochet tags in and hits some nice offense on
Garza capped off by a beautiful Springboard Flying
Clothesline and a Standing Shooting Star Press, or as Tom
Phillips calls it a Standing Moonsault, for a nearfall.
Alexander and Ricochet connect with kicks to Garza but then
Alexander eats a Lariat from Ivar. Andrade hits a Spinning
Elbow on Ivar but then walks into a clothesline from Erik.
Erik goes for a dive to the outside but Garza kicks him in
the face. Ivar hits a Somersault Plancha off the top onto a
pile of humanity. Right at the end, Garza was able to move
out of the way.
Garza hits the Wing Clipper on Alexander of the pin.
Winners: Andrade and Garza via pinfall (Wing Clipper)
Street Profits talk trash to Garza and Andrade at ringside,
so they attack the champs and then run off.
Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler
Baszler power walks to the ring and goes right after Jax.
They do some punches and then Jax sloppily drops Baszler
over the top rope. Baszler hits a Roundhouse Kick but Jax
just no sells it and shoves Shayna into the plexiglass
repeatedly. And they are counted out.
Winner: DOUBLE COUNTOUT
They continue to brawl until a lone security guard tries to
break them up. Nia shoves him into Baszler and then rips his
shirt off him and kicks him to the outside. Baszler tries to
get back in the ring but Jax knocks her off as referees were
Footage of the Seth Rollins-Rey nonsense is shown. Seth is
shown awkwardly watching that footage as Buddy Murphy
blankly stares. Murphy asks if he really thinks Dominik will
show up tonight and Seth says he will because he cant seem
to get out of his own way. He says the greater good will
move forward and tonight is going to be different.
Mark Henry is randomly talking to some ladies backstage.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring with Buddy Murphy.
Seth says that Dominik Mysterio plans to confront him
tonight and it seems to be a reoccurring theme when the
greater good (is that his groups name) tries to step
forward. He says the ugliness in all of this is that someone
seems to get hurt every step of the way. He name drops Kevin
Owens, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Aleister Black. He says Black
injured his arm.
Rollins says he doesnt want things to be like this and he
doesnt want to hurt people because that is not who he is.
Seth says the last time Dominik said he was going to
confront him he jumped him from behind and things got a lot
more violent than he would prefer. He says things will be
different tonight because he doesnt want Dominik to have to
hide in the shadows and jump him from behind. He wants to do
this the right way because he has a soft spot in his heart
for the Mysterio family. He asks Dominik to come out and
face him man-to-man and work things out.
Dominik reluctantly comes out and Seth says he knows Dominik
has some things he wants to get off his chest and that he is
a benevolent man that wants to give him that opportunity.
Seth says he is here for him and then Dominik tackles Seth!
Murphy pulls Dominik off and he and Seth beat him down.
Seth and Murphy toss Dominik into the announce table and
then Seth starts staring at the ring steps and then looking
down at Dominik. Seth screams that this isnt his fault.
Seth teases that he is going to put his eye into the ring
step when Black runs out and jumps Seth. Murphy and Seth
beat him down, too.
Seth screams at Murphy to take out Blacks eye to prove he
is in this and Murphy shoves his eye into the corner of
the ring steps, so I guess his eye is ripped out like Reys.
They are going to do it to Dominik but he attacks them with
a kendo stick and runs them off.
R-Truth approaches Mustafa Ali backstage and he questions
him if he is going to go after the 24/7 Title and says he is
keep his eyes on him. I think he called him Mufasa
MVP comes out for the VIP Lounge alongside Lashley and
Shelton Benjamin. MVP says he wants to help Prince Mustafa
Ali see the light instead of chase the light. MVP says
that the VIP Lounge is where you make right decisions but
when you make wrong decisions you can become dissatisfied
clients like Ricochet and Alexander. Ali reminds MVP that he
and his little friends put the Hurt Business out of
business last week.
Ali says that he is happy because hes back and back on Raw
and he finally has the opportunity climb the ladder and
become a champion as he stands on a sofa. MVP says he sees
big things in Ali but he needs to hang around the right
people and make the right decisions but Ali says what works
for MVPs meat heads doesnt work for him because he thinks
for himself. MVP says Ali is going to go one-on-one with
MVP says that Apollo Crews went down the same path Ali is
starting go down and now he is sitting on the couch at home
and watching. He says that he can sit in the VIP Lounge and
party like a rock star or he can sit at home like Apollo. He
says Ali can be a champion or he can be chum in the water
for predators. Ali says the answer is no and R-Truth pops up
out of nowhere and tries to pin Shelton Benjamin but he
kicks out and R-Truth takes off.
Prince Mustafa Ali vs. The Almighty Bobby Lashley w/MVP &
Lashley destroys Ali with a clothesline and then throws him
across the ring before Spearing him in the corner. Lashley
hits a series of elbows in the corner and then a Press Slam.
Lashley hits the Delayed Vertical Suplex. Tozawa rolls
Benjamin up outside but only gets a two count and then gets
killed. Tozawas ninjas get killed, too. Ali hits a Tope
Suicida onto Lashley on the outside as he was tossing ninjas
Lashley is back to whooping Alis ass as we come back from
break. Lashley goes for a Press Slam but Ali counters and
shoves Lashley into the corner. Ali goes for a springboard
move but Lashley forearms him to the floor. Lashley flings
the hell out of Ali into the ring post and then into the
barricade. Back in the ring, Lashley gets a nearfall on Ali
and then hits a series of elbows before putting him in a
Lashley hits a crazy Elevated Flatliner for a nearfall and
it looks like he has a giant welt on his midsection. Lashley
goes for the Dominator but Ali lands on his feet and hits a
Springboard Tornado DDT. Ali goes for the 450 but Lashley
moves and Ali lands on his feet. Ali charges at Lashley but
gets caught in the Full Nelson for the submission win.
Winner: Lashley via submission (Full Nelson)
Dolph Ziggler is getting ready for his match backstage.
Sasha Banks and Bayley come down to the ring and Sasha says
that no one likes a bully and there is no bigger bully than
Stephanie McMahon. She says that she is making her defend
her title tonight against Asuka because Stephanie is
jealous of she and Bayley. She says that Stephanie is
jealous because they run the whole company. Bayley says they
run it whether its NXT, Smackdown or Raw they are the show.
She says they make it look easy being the role models they
are because they lead by example and stand against
Bayley says she felt bad for the referee at Extreme Rules
when Asuka spit in the referees face and any role model
would have done what she did and count the three on Asuka.
Sasha says that they told everyone that they were going to
make history and change the game and they did and its time
to finally end the charade and Sasha is going to tap out the
Empress of Nothing.
WWE Raw Womens Championship
*Title can change hands via countout, DQ, interference,
pinfall or submission
The Empress Asuka (c) w/Kairi Sane vs. The Boss Sasha
Sane chases Bayley to the back as she and Asuka come out.
Asuka attacks Banks at the bell and hits a series of strikes
capped off with a Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Asuka eats
a boot from Banks but counters a clothesline into an Armbar
but Banks is able to roll her over into the ropes. Asuka
goes for a round kick but Banks catches her leg and hangs it
up in the ropes. Banks hits a Hanging Backstabber for
Banks puts Asuka in a Half Crab and then she lets it go and
just blatantly stomps her knee into the mat. Banks puts her
in a Kneelock but Asuka kicks her out of the ring with her
free leg. Banks says she is tired of the disrespect so she
is leaving but the referee starts counting her out. She
tosses a belt in the ring and as the referee grabs it she
slides in the ring with the other belt and tosses it to
Asuka as the referee turns around. The referee doesnt fall
for it and then she walks into a Roundhouse Kick.
Banks dropkicks Asukas injured leg and then slams her leg
into the mat for another nearfall. Banks puts Asuka in
another Leglock but Asuka kicks her free with the other leg.
Banks stomps on her knee and then just blatantly chokes her
in the corner. She hangs her leg in the ropes and wrenches
on it. Joe points out that almost all of Asukas offense is
based on her legs and all the kicks.
Sasha taunts Asuka and ends up eating a Knee Strike that
knocks her to the apron. Asuka attempts a Flying Hip Attack
but Banks moves causing Asuka to get hung up in the ropes.
Banks slams her knee onto the ring apron repeatedly and then
rolls her back in and gets another nearfall. Banks hits a
Meteora for a nearfall and locks in the Half Crab.
Asuka breaks the hold again so Sasha hangs Asukas knee up
in the ropes and punches it repeatedly. She hits the ropes
but eats an elbow from Asuka. Asuka catches Banks with a
Body Scissors into her own Kneebar and then an Ankle Lock.
Banks manages to roll through sending Asuka into the
Banks is now selling her own leg. She hits a Flying Knee in
the corner anyway before climbing to the middle rope. She
dives off into a Codebreaker in midair from Asuka. They both
get back up and Asuka hits a series of strikes. She misses
the Spinning Back Fist and Banks rolls her up. Asuka kicks
out and Banks leaps to the middle rope only for Asuka to
dropkick her legs out from under her.
Asuka locks in the Ankle Lock and then pulls her into a
German Suplex followed by a Flying Hip Attack for a
nearfall. Asuka lifts Banks up to the top rope and climbs up
with her but Banks punches her knee and knocks her off the
top. Banks hits the Frog Splash for another nearfall but
Banks goes right into the Banks Statement! Asuka fights the
hold but Banks pushes off the ropes back into the center of
the ring where Asuka manages to counter into an attempt at
the Asuka Lock. Banks counters by shoving Asuka through the
ropes. Banks attempts a Sliding Dropkick but Asuka moves and
hits a series of strikes.
Banks blocks a kick and then slams Asukas leg into the
announce table. Banks rolls back into the ring but Asuka
manages to crawl back into the ring right before the 10-
count completes. Banks gets pissed off and screams at the
referee for not being able to count. She talks trash to
Asuka and gets rolled up out of nowhere for a nearfall only
for Banks to counter into the Banks Statement! Asuka tries
to get to the ropes but Banks jumps over to the other side
of Asukas body and locking her arm. Asuka manges to roll
her over right into an Ankle Lock.
Banks rolls through again but this time Asuka leaps to the
top and hits a Missile Dropkick! In the back, Bayley and
Sane are shown fighting. Asuka hits a German Suplex but
Bayley throws Sane into a wall distracting Asuka as she
locks in the Asuka Lock. Bayley continues to beat on Sane
until Asuka releases the hold and runs to the back. Asuka
gets counted out and Banks wins the title.
Winner & NEW Raw Womens Champ: Banks via countout
Kairi Sane is being evaluated backstage when Bayley and
Banks approach bragging about their win. They walk off and
Asuka walks out of the trainers room and starts screaming
A video package honoring Regis Philbin, who passed away
recently, is shown.
Buddy Murphy vs. Humberto Carrillo
As Carrillo climbs in the ring Murphy jumps him and slams
him into the corner. Carrillo hits a Springboard Flying Back
Elbow and then puts the boots to him. Murphy tosses Carrillo
through the ropes but he lands on the apron and springs back
in with a Springboard Enziguri. Murphy rolls to the floor
and eats a Tope Suicida through the ropes.
Back in the ring, Carrillo goes to the top but Murphy shoves
him off causing Carrillo to slam into the barricade. Murphy
slams Carrillo into the barricade again and then tosses him
into the ring and gets a nearfall. Murphy puts Carrillo in a
Chinlock but Carrillo runs him into the turnbuckles only to
eat a boot. Murphy tosses Carrillo into the corner but
Carrillo catches him with an elbow.
Carillo goes back up top but Murphy crotches him on the top
and then pulls him down. He charges at Carrillo but runs
into a Back Kick. They exchange strikes which Carrillo gets
the better of with a Spinning Enziguri. He hits another
Leaping Enziguri from the apron and then climbs to the top
and hits a Missile Dropkick. 12NO Murphy kicks out!
Carrillo goes to the top but Murphy rolls to the apron where
Carrillo follows him and connects with a Pump Kick. Carrillo
lifts Murphy up to his shoulders but Murphy blocks whatever
he was thinking and punches him in the ribs. Carrillo elbows
Murphy and goes back to the top and dives right into a Knee
Strike and then Murphys Law for the pin.
Winner: Murphy via pinfall (Murphys Law)
Drew McIntyre comes out and says he has to address Randy
Orton before he announces what the stipulation for his match
tonight. Drew accepts Ortons challenge and says that he
realizes Orton is the biggest threat to his championship and
people think he is the underdog in that match. He says he
hopes Orton is thinking that too because that is exactly
what Brock Lesnar did and he kicked his ass in under five
minutes. Drew says that Randy will see the Claymore coming.
He says tonights match with Dolph will be an Extreme Rules
Extreme Rules Match
The Scottish Psychopath Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Show Off
Ziggler and McIntyre immediately brawl to the outside where
Drew grabs a chair only for Ziggler to kick it away. Ziggler
slams Drew into the barricade and tries to slam him into the
ring post but Drew blocks it and lights him up with an
elbow. Drew tosses Ziggles into the ring post and then
throws him through the plexiglass.
McIntyre wears Ziggler out with a kendo stick and then uses
it to Russian Leg Sweep him into the barricade plexiglass.
Drew tosses a bunch of chairs in the ring and a table. Drew
sets the table up in a corner and wacks Ziggler with the
weakest chair shot a 6-foot-5-inch man has ever thrown ever.
He goes to hit Ziggler with the chair again but walks into a
Drew rolls to the floor and Ziggler follows him with a kendo
stick where he lays into him with it. Ziggler rakes the
kendo stick across Drews eyes and then does the same
Russian Leg Sweep with the kendo stick that Drew did to him
earlier and asks him how it feels. McIntyre takes the kendo
stick away from Ziggler but Ziggler kicks him in the knee.
Ziggler dives off the apron but McIntyre catches him and
slams him through the barricade WWE 2K Sports style.
McIntyre tosses Ziggles back in the ring but he kicks the
middle rope into Drews balls as he was climbing in.
McIntyre shrugs it off and hits a series of Belly-to-Belly
Overhead Suplexes. McIntyre goes to the top and hits a
Flying Clothesline. Drew goes for the Future Shock but
Ziggler kicks his knee and hits the Fameasser. Ziggler goes
up top but Drew cuts him off and climbs up top with him.
Drew hits a Superplex and goes for the Claymore but Ziggler
counters into the Zig Zag for a nearfall. Ziggler grabs a
chair but as he gets to his feet McIntyre hits the Claymore
sending the chair into Zigglers face and causing him to
crash through the table.
Winner: McIntyre via pinfall (Claymore through a table)
After the match, Randy Orton hits McIntyre with an RKO out
of nowhere. Orton stands over the unconscious McIntyre and
poses with the WWE Championship as the show comes to an end.