Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
San Antonio, Texas
January 27, 2020
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A video kicks off the show that highlights the Men’s Royal Rumble
match. Brock Lesnar ran through everyone as the first entrant, tying
the record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble with 13.
Drew McIntyre then came out and eliminated Lesnar. McIntyre would go
on to win the whole match.
The Raw video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big
pyrotechnics display. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy will defend the
Raw Tag Team Championships against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. We
will also see Andrade defend the United States Championship against
Humberto Carrillo. We’ll hear from Charlotte Flair and see Edge as
Drew McIntyre is introduced to the crowd as the winner of the 2020
Men’s Royal Rumble and the person that will main event WrestleMania.
LOUD reaction for McIntyre. The crowd chants, “You deserve it!”
McIntyre says he’s convinced he’s been dreaming for the past 24
hours. It feels so good to stand before the people and say that the
winner of the 2020 Royal Rumble is Drew McIntyre. Another loud
reaction. That means he’s going to WrestleMania. Some of the people
like to play games and draw out the decision, but that’s not his
style. McIntyre is going to make an announcement and a challenge.
McIntyre says, “I challenge Brock Lesnar!” The crowd erupts and
starts a “YES” chant.
Most of the boys in the back are terrified of Lesnar, but he isn’t.
McIntyre entered the ring and Claymore Kicked him over the top rope.
McIntyre says he’ll beat Lesnar for the WWE Title at WrestleMania.
McIntyre says he’s fired up and needs to get the energy out. He
wants to give some Claymores out. Who has the balls to fight Drew
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows make their way to the ring and get
inside. Anderson says he accepts the open challenge and will fight
McIntyre tonight. Gallows then says he’ll fight McIntyre tonight as
well. McIntyre says he’s the dream-maker. They can both fight him
tonight. McIntyre orders a referee to come down to the ring.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Gallows and Anderson
McIntyre chops Anderson down and hits a suplex. Gallows tags in and
kicks McIntyre. McIntyre shoves him to the corner and stomps and
chops him. Gallows fights out of the corner and knees him. They go
for the Magic Killer, but McIntyre gets out. McIntyre takes Gallows
down before hitting Anderson with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre hits a
pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes on Anderson before hitting
a flying axe handle. McIntyre kips up and hits Gallows with a Future
Shock DDT. McIntyre kips up again, counts down, and hits Anderson
with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre points at Gallows and counts down
before hitting him with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre pulls Gallows onto
Anderson and pins them both.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre sends Gallows and Anderson out of the ring. All of a
sudden, the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar runs down and attacks
McIntyre. Lesnar gives McIntyre an F5 before holding up the WWE
Championship and leaving the ring. Paul Heyman stands with Lesnar at
the top of the stage.
A highlight from Edge’s career is shown. This highlight is from
WrestleMania X-Seven when Edge speared Jeff Hardy to the mat as he
dangled high above the ring in TLC II.
Rey Mysterio vs. MVP
The bell rings, and they hit ropes a few times and wind up in a
stalemate. A “You still got it” chant picks up for MVP. Mysterio
applies a waistlock, but MVP fights out and sends him to the corner.
Mysterio slingshots over him and hits the ropes, but MVP hits a big
boot for a two count. MVP punches away at him before backing up.
Mysterio staggers to the corner, so MVP stomps him down. Mysterio
comes back with an enzuigiri that sends MVP out of the ring.
Mysterio then comes off the apron with a flying hurricanrana into
We come back from the break to see MVP get Mysterio in an electric
chair. Mysterio gets out with a hurricanrana into the corner.
Mysterio kicks MVP in the leg before chopping him. MVP reverses a
whip, but Mysterio comes right back with a head-scissor into the
corner. MVP drops him on the apron, so Mysterio kicks him back.
Mysterio hits a flying seated senton followed by a springboard
moonsault block for a near fall. Mysterio goes for a springboard
cross-body block, but MVP catches him and slams him down. MVP
connects with a Ballin’ Elbow Drop, but Mysterio grabs the bottom
rope. Mysterio soon gets him into the ropes for a 619 that barely
connected. Mysterio follows up with a springboard splash for the
Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio
Charlotte Flair will announce who she will face at WrestleMania.
We’ll also hear from Edge.
WrestleMania 36 is 69 days away.
Footage is shown from earlier in the night when WWE Champion Brock
Lesnar blindsided Drew McIntyre and laid him out with an F5.
McIntyre had just defeated Gallows and Anderson in a handicap match.
It’s official: Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Championship against
Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36.
Aleister Black vs. Kenneth Johnson
Black takes Johnson down with a waistlock. Black all of a sudden
wipes him out with Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Black holds himself accountable for being eliminated from Royal
Rumble. Black is no longer going to dare someone to pick a fight
with him. He’ll bring the fight to them. Black sits in the ring and
Footage is shown of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy defeating the
Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Championship.
Rollins and Murphy make their entrance. They’ll defend the titles
against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe, next.
Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy are in the
ring. Rollins says he almost won the Royal Rumble for the second
year in a row, but it wasn’t in the cards. Rollins was eliminated by
the eventual winner, Drew McIntyre. Rollins tells McIntyre to enjoy
it because the crowd will turn on him in a heartbeat. One positive
is he eliminated Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens from the Royal Rumble.
The other positive is Buddy Murphy. They dethroned the Viking
Raiders to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions. Earlier today,
Owens and Joe laid out a challenge for the titles. Since he is a
benevolent leader, he has accepted the challenge. Rollins orders Joe
and Owens to come out and get their asses handed to them by the
Monday Night Messiah.
Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe come out to the stage. Owens says Rollins
still talks too much. For the last few months, Rollins has been an
absolute jackass. Owens says Rollins absolutely sucks. Rollins
mentions that Owens says he talks too much, but Owens is the one
doing all the talking. Joe says week after week, Owens has looked
for the fight, but Rollins ran. What is different about tonight?
Owens says Rollins is so eager to fight they have to think his hired
goons are lurking. Rollins says they don’t need the AOP to beat the
two of them. Rollins has a camera crew on the AOP. The AOP are shown
on the big screen.
Joe insinuates that Rollins is lying and that was recorded earlier
in the day. Rollins is furious and has one of them say something to
Owens. Rollins says they are in his dressing room. Owens
sarcastically thanks him for telling them where they are. The Viking
Raiders all of a sudden appear on the screen and viciously brawl
with AOP in Rollins’ locker room. Owens and Joe make their way to
Another Edge highlight is shown. This time we’re seeing a highlight
from New Years Revolution in 2006 when Edge cashed in Money in the
Bank for the first time ever on John Cena to win the WWE
Edge will be live on Raw later tonight.
Raw Tag Team Championships
Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy (c’s) vs. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe
Seth Rollins will start the match against Samoa Joe. Rollins hooks a
side headlock before wrenching the arm. Joe gets out and punches
Rollins down. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Buddy Murphy
comes over and talks strategy with him. They collect themselves, and
Murphy tags in. Murphy applies a waistlock, but Joe takes him down.
Joe jabs away at Murphy in the corner, taking him down. Joe forearms
Murphy in the face until Murphy responds. Murphy hits the ropes, but
Joe shoulder blocks him down. Kevin Owens tags in and punches away
at Murphy, beating him down in the corner before taunting Rollins.
Owens scoop slams Murphy and hits a slingshot elbow drop for a two
count. Owens puts Murphy back in the corner and tags Joe in. Joe
hits a snapmare and attacks the back before kicking him in the
chest. Joe drops an elbow for a near fall. Joe takes Murphy down
with a side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Owens tags in and
punches away at Murphy. Owens hits a backbreaker for a near fall.
Joe tags in, and Murphy flips through a back suplex. Joe punches him
back, and Rollins blind tags in. Joe tries to fight him off, but
they take Joe down with a double-team back elbow. Rollins stomps
away at Joe in the corner before backing up and taunting the crowd.
Murphy tags back in, and they whip Joe to the corner. Murphy whips
Rollins into Joe, but Joe gives him a back body drop out of the
ring. Murphy goes for a missile dropkick, but Joe sidesteps him. Joe
then sends Murphy out of the ring. Owens hits Rollins with a
cannonball off the apron while Joe hits Murphy with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Rollins standing over Owens, who
is struggling to get to his feet. During the commercial, Samoa Joe
was sent to the back by the referee after it was feared he got a
concussion. During the suicide dive, Joe’s face landed hard on the
floor and he immediately grabbed his head. Owens DDTs Murphy.
Rollins tags in, and Owens takes him down for a frog splash to pick
up a near fall. Murphy soon tags in, but Owens punches and chops him
back. Owens hits the ropes, but Murphy hits a jumping calf kick for
a near fall.
Rollins tags in and goes for a Pedigree, but Owens hits a back body
drop. Rollins lands on his feet, so Owens hits a Pop-up Powerbomb
for a near fall. Murphy tags in and kicks Owens before putting him
on the top rope. Murphy goes for a superplex, but Owens fights it
and head-butts him. Owens hits a front suplex off the ropes followed
by a Swanton Bomb, but Rollins breaks it up. Owens throw Rollins out
of the ring and hits a summersault senton. Owens gets back in the
ring, and Murphy hits him with a running knee. Owens avoids a Stomp
from Rollins. Owens goes for a Stunner on Murphy, but Murphy shoves
him off. Owens gives Rollins a Stunner, and Murphy immediately rolls
him up with the tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins
and Buddy Murphy
Rollins and Murphy embrace in victory on the stage while Owens looks
on in fury.
Another Edge highlight is shown with him returning from a torn
Achilles Heel in 2010 to win the Royal Rumble.
WWE United States Champion Andrade makes his way to the ring with
Still photos are shown from last night’s Royal Rumble event. They
concentrate on Becky Lynch finally defeating Asuka.
Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage. She cannot believe she was
ever doubting herself. She should slap herself in the head for doing
that. Lynch says she is the GOAT. As for Charlotte Flair, it won’t
be the first time she defeats her, but it will be the last.
WWE United States Championship
Andrade (c) w/ Zelina Vega vs. Humberto Carrillo
Carrillo starts off with a dropkick and gets him outside the ring.
Andrade sends him into the ring post and puts him in the ring.
Carrillo soon fights back and knocks him out of the ring. Carrillo
then hits a moonsault plancha to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Andrade counter a springboard arm
drag into a flapjack. Andrade applies a modified surfboard stretch.
Carrillo somehow sits up and goes for a move, but Andrade viciously
powerbombs him. Andrade stomps him in the corner and goes for the
double knees, but Carrillo moves. Carrillo knocks Andrade back and
hits a springboard cross-body. Andrade sidesteps a strike, but
Carrillo still takes him down. Carrillo connects with a standing
moonsault for a near fall.
Andrade makes a comeback by kicking the feet out from under Carrillo
as he attempted a springboard for a near fall. Andrade argues with
the referee. Vega orders Andrade to finish this. Andrade ducks a
kick, but Carrillo hits him on the rebound. Carrillo connects with
his big moonsault, so Vega gets in the ring and breaks it up. The
referee calls the match off.
Winner by Disqualification: Humberto Carrillo
Andrade retains the WWE United States Championship
Carrillo viciously knocks Andrade out of the ring. Carrillo pulls
back the pad and exposes the concrete. Carrillo then gives Andrade
the Hammerlock DDT on the concrete, the same thing Andrade did to
him over a month ago. Vega screams in horror as referees come down
to check on Andrade.
Charlotte Flair will make her WrestleMania decision, next.
Footage is shown from Edge’s retirement speech in 2011. Edge, who
stunningly came out of retirement last night, will be live on Raw
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring to a big reception. Flair
says for those that missed it last night, she won the Royal Rumble.
That gets a mixed reception. Flair says she did something she said
she would do. Flair says she shouldn’t brag, but that’s what she
does. Here are some highlights from last night.
Video Package: The Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Flair brags about outlasting 29 other women. In 10 weeks, she’ll go
to WrestleMania for the title. At WrestleMania, she is going to
challenge… for a championship. She’s still thinking about it. Flair
laughs as the crowd groans.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors come out to the
stage. Asuka shouts in Japanese and gets in the ring with Kairi
Sane. Asuka says if she was in the Women’s Royal Rumble, she would
have won. Flair asks if Asuka is challenging her. The Kabuki
Warriors attack Flair and give her a double-team suplex before they
just cut to commercial.
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka w/ Kairi Sane
The bell rings, and they charge each other. Flair soon takes her
down and applies an arm bar. Asuka fights out and hits a shining
wizard for a two count. Asuka takes off one of her arm covers to
shake some feeling into her elbow. Flair avoids a running hip
attack, but Asuka manages to punch her back. Flair hits a
backbreaker and connects with a clothesline. Flair tries to stretch
the leg out on the bottom rope, but Asuka gets out and hits a German
Suplex. Asuka goes to the top rope and connect with a missile
dropkick for a two count. Asuka applies an octopus stretch, but
Flair gets out and rolls her up for a two count. Flair chops away at
the chest in the corner before putting her on the top rope. Flair
climbs, but Kairi Sane causes a distraction. Asuka then pushes Flair
off the top rope to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Flair counter a hip attack into a
back suplex. Asuka quickly sidesteps her before laying a kick into
the midsection. Asuka follows up with a bulldog for a near fall.
Asuka goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick, but Flair avoids
it. Flair dropkicks her. Asuka quickly snaps her off the top rope
and gets in the ring, but Flair big boots her down for a near fall.
Flair steps on Asuka and climbs to the top rope for a moonsault, but
Asuka moves. Asuka applies an absolutely devastating looking
submission, but Flair twists out. Asuka applies a triangle hold
instead. Flair soon powers her up and hits a vicious sit-out
powerbomb for a near fall.
Flair goes for Natural Selection, but Asuka counters out. Asuka hits
a Codebreaker for a near fall. Flair quickly rolls her up for a two
count. Both hit the ropes, and Flair connects with a big spear… but
Asuka kicks out! Flair sets up for a Figure Four Leglock and locks
it in. Flair transitions to the Figure Eight, so Kairi Sane wipes
Flair out with an InSane Elbow!
Winner by Disqualification: Charlotte Flair
Sane attacks Flair, but Flair soon sends her to the corner. Flair
takes Sane down with a big boot. Asuka rescues Sane and yells at
Flair from ringside.
The Street Profits are shown hyping up Raw backstage. They put over
what we’ve seen on Raw. Kelly Kelly joins them. She sings about
wanting the smoke with them.
WWE 24/7 Champion Mojo Rawley makes his way to the ring with Riddick
Moss, who is announced as Rawley’s offensive lineman. The 24/7
Championship will be on the line, next.
WWE 24/7 Champion Mojo Rawley puts over the fact that he’s going to
be defending the title. Rawley introduces Riddick Moss as his
lineman that will protect his blindside.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Mojo Rawley (c) w/ Riddick Moss vs. No Way Jose
The bell rings, and Rawley immediately chop blocks the knee before
hitting a running forearm in the corner. Rawley slams Jose down for
Winner and still WWE 24/7 Champion: Mojo Rawley
All of a sudden, one of the conga line members rolls Rawley up to
win the title. It’s R-Truth, of course. Moss gets in R-Truth’s face,
and R-Truth turns into a slam from Rawley. Rawley regains the title.
Replays are shown of Liv Morgan interrupting the wedding of Bobby
Lashley and Lana last month.
Lana makes her entrance. She’ll face Liv Morgan, next.
Lana vs. Liv Morgan
Bobby Lashley and Rusev are banned from ringside.
The bell rings, and they immediately lock up. Morgan hits a snapmare
and attacks for a two count. Morgan goes to the top rope, but Lana
shoves her to the floor. Lana gets Morgan in the ring and kicks her
down for a two count. Lana connects with a suplex and shouts that
she is the best wrestler in the world. Lana applies a chin lock. A
“Rusev Day” chant picks up. Morgan gets out and takes Lana down a
few times before hitting a step-up enzuigiri. Morgan hits a double
stomp to the back for a one count. Lana catches her with an inside
cradle for a two count. Morgan connects with a flatliner for the
Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan
Erick Rowan is walking backstage with the cage. He’ll be in action,
Erick Rowan vs. Branden Vice
Rowan immediately dropkicks Vice out of the ring and absolutely
annihilates him with a running cross-body block on the floor. Rowan
gets Vice in the ring and avalanches him before hitting a modified
jackhammer. Rowan lifts the shoulders before the count of three.
Rowan hits an Iron Claw Slam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Erick Rowan
Another Edge highlight is shown. This time it’s from last night’s
Royal Rumble when he made his triumphant return to the ring after
nine years away.
We’ll hear from Edge, next!
Edge’s music hits, and the WWE Hall of Famer makes his way to the
ring to a huge reception. Edge looks choked up by the response. The
San Antonio crowd is absolutely coming unglued. Edge goes to speak,
but he becomes overwhelmed. Edge starts to speak again, but he’s cut
off by the crowd chanting his name.
Edge says as a performer, an athlete, and an artist, which
encompasses the three things wrestlers are, they’ll never have any
idea what the reaction means to him. This is why they do this. A
“You still got it” chant thunders in the arena. Edge says, “Ya damn
right I do!” The crowd loudly cheers that.
Edge addresses the elephant in the room: how is he standing here one
day removed from the Royal Rumble? Nine years ago, he was medically
disqualified from ever doing this again. Edge refused to like in a
world of “what ifs.” Edge constantly worked to make the “what if”
disappear. Over the years, he started to feel pretty good and asked
himself, “What if?” What if he came back home? Edge says he got to
work. A loud “Welcome home” chant fires up. Edge got a second neck
surgery and busted his ass. He got in the best shape of his life at
46-years old so he could step back in here and end his career on his
terms. The crowd erupts in applause.
Edge found himself in the Royal Rumble and saw some familiar faces
as well as some new ones. Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Seth
Rollins, Kevin Owens, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle… the list goes on
and on. Hopefully he sees them down the road. Edge says he’s not
fooling himself. This might not last that long. Edge hopes that
everyone joins him on this ride. The crowd enthusiastically agrees
and chants, “YES.” Edge smiles at the reaction. Edge says that’s his
first “YES” chant. He’ll have to thank Daniel Bryan for that. Edge
says he’s a little older, a little grayer with some crow’s feet, but
it’s the roadmap that got him here. Edge has one thing that you
can’t fabricate, fake, or force down someone’s throat. Edge says he
has grit. When you knock him down, he gets back up.
Randy Orton’s music interrupts him! Orton says it’s no secret that
he has a self-destructive personality. Years ago there was one guy
on the road that grabbed his hand and pulled him out of the hole:
Edge. Edge looks like he’s going to break down in tears. Orton says,
“Welcome home, Edge. Welcome home.” Orton says Edge is a brother to
him and family to him. Last night feeling that energy when the music
hit and the chemistry they have… that was special. Orton heard Edge
talking “What ifs.” Orton has one for him. What if Rated RKO got
back together one more time? The crowd erupts and starts a
thunderous “YES” chant! Orton then drops Edge with an RKO!
Orton goes to ringside and paces around. Orton grabs a steel chair
and puts it in the ring. Orton sets the chair up before collapsing
it and smacking Edge in the neck with it! Edge screams in pain.
Orton puts his head down in the corner and thinks about what he’s
done. Orton slowly turns around and picks the chair up again. Edge
is clutching his neck in pain. Orton puts the chair down before
sandwiching Edge’s head in the seat! Orton looks completely
conflicted. Edge’s hand is twitching. Orton backs up and goes to the
second rope. Orton really thinks about it. They lowered the
WrestleMania sign so it’s in the background the entire time. Orton
gets down from the ropes after thinking about it, not wanting to end
it all for Edge. Orton takes the chair and tosses it out of the
ring. Orton leaves… but then he runs to the timekeeper’s area and
grabs two chairs. Orton sets Edge up and hits a one-man
con-chair-to! Orton sits down next to an unconscious Edge. Orton
realizes what he’s done and backs up as the show comes to an end.