Raw is War
WWE Raw kicks off with a video package from last week’s show. We see
Edge’s comeback with Randy Orton attacking him.
Salt Lake City, Utah
February 3, 2020
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Live in the arena it’s Randy Orton’s song which hits as the camera
cuts to a fan holding up a sign saying “Why, Randy Why?” We are told
on commentary that Edge is at home resting. Orton slowly takes his
time walking down to the ring. Orton gets in the ring as the fans
A loud “You suck” chant from the crowd. He gets in the ring, climbs
the second rope but doesn’t pose. He asks for a microphone as the
fans continue to boo. He says “Look I” as the fans boo and cut him
off. Orton says he guesses he owes everybody an explanation. They
start to chant “Edge” as Orton looks around. Orton says last week
but the fans cut him off again and chant “You suck” again.
Orton once more tries to talk but the fans won’t let him. He says he
can’t do this as he places the microphone down in the middle of the
ring and leaves the ring.
We cut to commentary as they try to discuss and make of Orton’s
actions last week.
Clips of the men’s Royal Rumble match air as we see McIntyre
eliminating Brock Lesnar and winning the match.
Lana vs. Liv Morgan
The bell rings and we are under way. Morgan pushes Lana to the
ground and she plays as if she’s really hurt. In comes Morgan as
Lana attacks her. A kick to the face by Lana as she goes for the
cover but Morgan kicks out. Lana gloats and taunts in the ring as
Morgan hits her with the double knees. Morgan jumps and leans
towards Lana dropping Lana on her face. She goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winner: Liv Morgan
The Riott Squad’s music hits and out comes Ruby Riott. Liv Morgan
looks happy to see her as Ruby smiles walking down to the ring. Ruby
gets in the ring as the two begin to talk. The fans chant “Ruby”.
Morgan goes to hug her as Ruby drops her onto the mat. She kicks Liv
in the head and starts beating up on her. Liv Morgan starts getting
up as Ruby attacks her from behind. Lana stands up smiling as Ruby
leaves the ring. Lana beats up on Morgan.
We see a clip of Drew McIntyre from last week celebrating his Royal
Rumble match win. McIntyre challenged Brock Lesnar for the WWE
championship at Wrestlemania.
Drew McIntyre vs. Mojo Rawley with Riddick Moss
A pop from the crowd in favor of McIntyre. Rawley, holding his 24/7
championship is smiling in the ring. The fans chant “Drew” as he
grabs a microphone and thanks everyone for fighting the blizzard and
making it to Raw. He tells Mojo as soon as he puts the microphone
down, three seconds later, he will Claymroe his head off to which
the fans cheer.
Drew wants to talk about Brock Lesnar. He says in the clip from last
week, Brock attacked him from behind. And that’s just fine with him
because that tells him Lesnar is apprehensive of the sexy Scotsman.
He knows he is just as big, fast and he has a secret weapon which
knocked him out of the Rumble, the Claymore. And come Wrestlemania
he’s going to kick that oversized head off his body and he will
finally be WWE champion. The fans cheer. Drew jokes and says he
forgot Mojo was there. He says three seconds. The bell rings as
Rawley is putting away his 24/7 championship. Drew hits him with the
Claymore. McIntyre goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Charly Caruso is backstage with Buddy Murphy and AOP. She asks them
about their strategy for tonight. Murphy says as far as they are
concerned, they already won tonight’s match and are with The Monday
Night Messiah. In comes Seth Rollins. He says tonight is a huge
match for them and to prepare as he has this. They leave the scene
with Seth staying.
Caruso asks him about his triple threat match tonight. Rollins says
life has a funny way of working itself out. Just when you think all
is lost, it comes through. Last week he was thrown out of the Rumble
and this week he finds himself with a second chance. He says he has
beaten Brock Lesnar twice, taken Lesnar’s title twice and he knows
McIntyre has his heart set at facing Lesnar at Wrestlemania but the
writing is on the wall for him. He needs to start preparing for a
new Wrestlemania opponent. He needs to start preparing for the
Monday night Messiah.
Six man elimination match – Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders vs.
Buddy Murphy and AOP with Seth Rollins
The bell rings and we are under way. Erick is in the ring as he
takes Buddy Murphy down. Kevin Owens is tagged in and he attacks
Murphy. as Erik is tagged in and Ivar is tagged in right after that.
They double team Murphy.
Back from commercial, Ivar is in the ring with Rezar. Both men with
right hands and a big boot to the face by Ivar gets Rezar in the
corner. Erik is tagged in and both men double team him. Rezar is
sent to the corner but he comes back with a big clothesline taking
Erik out. Akam is tagged in. They double team Erik as Murphy is
tagged in. Erik fights back with elbows but a spinning kick by
Murphy as Erik fights back with a kick of his own. Ivar is tagged in
and in comes Akam.
Ivar takes him out and in comes Rezar as Ivar takes him down. A huge
clothesline by Ivar takes Buddy Murphy down. Erik is tagged in. He
lifts Murphy up, jumps off the second rope and clothesline Murphy.
Erik goes for the cover but AOP break it up. The Viking Raiders take
them to the outside. Ivar with a suicide dive through the ropes.
Erik with a suicide dive of his own. Ivar runs towards Akam but Akam
moves out of the way and Ivar slams into the LED ring apron. With
the referee distracted, Rollins hits the Curb Stomp on Erik. Erik is
thrown back in the ring as Rezar goes for the cover and Erik is
eliminated. Ivar looks injured as WWE officials take him to the
Erik is eliminated
Kevin Owens gets on the ring apron as Murphy and AOP stand in the
Back from commercial, Owens is in the ring with Akam and Akam is in
control. He tags Buddy Murphy in. Murphy throws Owens to the
outside. He steps to the outside but a fall away slam by Owens into
the barricade. Kevin gets back in the ring as Rollins cheers Murphy
on. Murphy is back in the ring. A drop kick by Murphy. He goes for
the cover but Owens kicks out. Murphy grabs Kevin and tags Rezar in.
Right hands by Rezar but Kevin fights back with an inzighuri.
Rezar backs up as Akam is tagged in. A double team onto Owens. He
goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. A headlock by Rezar. Kevin
fights back but a kick to the mid section by Rezar. Murphy is tagged
in. A big DDT by Owens onto Murphy. Akam is tagged in and he slams
Owens into the turnbuckle. Right elbows by Akam. Murphy is tagged in
as he throws Kevein into the corner but Kevin knocks AOP off the
ring apron. Owens on the ring apron. He hits Murphy with a right
hand and hits a cannon ball onto Akam. He throws Rezar into the ring
steps. A kick onto Murphy. He throws Murphy back into the ring.
Kevin climbs the top rope, goes for the senton but Murphy gets his
Murphy climbs the top rope. He jumps, Owens moves, Murphy runs
towards Owens but Owens catches him with a power bomb. He goes for
the cover and gets the pin.
Buddy Murphy is eliminated
Akam attacks Owens. He goes to send Owens to the ropes but Owens
reverses it into a stunner. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Akam is eliminated
Seth Rollins stands on the ring apron in disbelief. He starts
encouraging Rezar. He runs into the ring, goes after Owens but he
moves, Rezar hits shoulder first onto the ring post. Two big kicks
by Owens followed by a cannon ball. Owens climbs the top rope. He
hits the senton. Kevin goes for the cover but Rezar kicks out.
The fans chant “KO”. He tries to lift Rezar up on his shoulders and
finally does. Seth gets on the ring apron, Kevin gets distracted.
Rezar hits Owens with a clothesline. Rezar sends Owens to the ropes
and a spinebuster by Rezar. He grabs Owens and hits him with a
second spinebuster. Rezar goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Buddy Murphy and AOP
Charly Caruso is backstage with Ricochet. She asks him about his
triple threat match tonight. Ricochet says this is a chance to
compete for the WWE championship. And since he was a 14 year old
kick, he wanted to prove he can be the best. He knows he’s not as
big or strong as Lashley. He doesn’t have a gang like Rollins. He
has to sue something that has gotten him here. And tonight, as slim
as it may be, it’s his chance to prove that determination can
outweigh probability. And what this means to him, is that it means
everything to him.
Aleister Black vs. Erick Young
The bell rings as Young goes after Black right away. He goes to send
Black to the ropes but Black stops and trips Young. He hits Young
with a knee to the stomach. More kicks by Aleister Black taking
Young down. He hits Young with a flying knee. He hits him with the
Black Mass as Black goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Aleister Black
After the match, Black says “:remember when they told you when you
were young and they said you can grow up to be anything you want to
be? Only to realize that it was the opposite.” Black said he never
understood that because that’s not him, it’s not real. It’s not
authenticity. He is a believer that people should be whoever they
want to be. The fans cheer. Black says because that drives
Black sits down in the middle of the ring. He says when he knocks
down the Raw locker room, there won’t be any light. He will cast the
Black Mass shadow across it. And they will realize that it was done
by a person who was told that he could be whatever he wanted to be.
We see a clip of last week where Humberto Carrillo attacked
Intercontinental champion Andrade.
Rey Mysterio vs. Angel Garza with Selena Vega
The bell rings and we are under way. The fans again chant “619” as
Garza steps to the outside of the ring. A headlock take down by
Garza but Rey reverses it into a scissor lock. Garza reaches the
ropes. A head lock by Mysterio as he’s sent to the ropes. Several
acrobatic moves by both guys ends with Mysterio landing a head
scissor take down. Mysterio runs towards Garza as Garza tells him to
Garza gets on one knee and extends his hand for a handshake.
Mysterio tells him no and to stand up. Garza throws his pants onto
Mysterio and stomps on him. A chop to the chest by Garza. He runs
towards Rey but Rey moves out of the way. Rey runs towards Garza, he
places Rey on the second rope and trips him up. A dropkick by Garza.
Rey falls onto the mat.
Angel places Rey on the top rope. He tries to take Rey’s mask off
and places Rey in a tree of woe. Garza runs and hits Rey in the
midsection. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Garza lifts Rey
up but Rey lands on his feet. Rey with a kick to the face and he
throws Garza onto his knees. He goes for the 619 but Garza throws
him onto the ring apron. Garza slides to the outside and trips Rey
Back from commercial, a back breaker by Rey. Both men slow to get up
but it’s Garza who throws Rey hard into the turnbuckle. Garza climbs
the second rope, he jumps but misses a moonsault. Rey goes for the
cover but Garza kicks out. A kick to the head by Mysterio. He goes
for the cover but Garza kicks out again. Rey with a spinning DDT. He
goes for the cover but Garza kicks out. Rey gets on the ring apron.
He jumps off the top rope and a seated senton. He runs to the ropes
but Garza grabs Rey’s foot. He hits Rey with a knee to the face.
Garza goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Garza goes for the Wing
Clipper, Rey reverses it into the sunset driver. He drop kicks Garza
onto the ropes. He goes for the 619 but Zelina Vega moves Garza out
of the way. Rey jumps over the top rope and lands on Garza on the
outside. Vega gets in Rey’s face as Garza hits Rey with a super
kick. He throws Rey into the barricade.
With the exposed concrete still there, Garza hits Rey with the
hammerlock DDT as the referee calls for the bell. The fans boo.
Winner: By disqualification, Rey Mysterio
Charlotte Flair Wrestlemania challenge
Flair gets in the ring and says everyone wants to know who she will
choose to face at Wrestlemania. Will she choose Becky Lynch for the
Raw championship or the Smackdown champion Bayley? Charlotte says
she has held the Raw championship several times and has beaten
Becky. She has held the Smackdown championship and has beaten
Bayley. She says she has love for NXT and NXT has love for their
Charlotte says she has held all the gold 10 times. But the queen
still wants all the gold. Out comes the NXT women’s champion Rhea
Ripley. She gets in the ring as the fans chant “NXT”. She tells
Charlotte that she did win the women’s Royal Rumble and she gets to
challenge for any title she wants at Wrestlemania. And like she
said, she has already beaten Becky and Bayley. Rhea says but she
hasn’t beaten her.
Ripley says as a matter of fact, she has actually beaten her. Rhea
says if she is going to challenge for any title at Wrestlemania and
then she raises her championship. Charlotte walks towards her and
looks at the championship. Flair leaves the ring as the crowd boo
Flair says “Wooo” and walks away as Ripley raises her championship
in the air.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Lashley. She asks him for his
battle plan for tonight and if he’s distracted by Lana’s defeat
earlier. He says he’s not distracted because his wife’s match was
her match. They will celebrate tonight when he wins and gets the
opportunity he deserves. He says he will beat both Rollins and
Ricochet because he is the one man that can back up a bold
statement. And after he wins, here’s the spoiler. He will defeat
Brock Lesnar and go on to Wrestlemania as the WWE champion. And when
he goes to Wrestlemania, he will beat Drew McIntyre and remain the
Asuka with Kairi Sane vs. Natalya
The bell rings and we are under way. A head lock take down by
Natalya but Asuka reverses it and both women get to their feet. Both
women exchange arm bar reversals. Natalya goes for the cover but
Asuka kicks out. She sends Asuka to the ropes but Asuka with a
shoulder block takes Natalya down. Both women up to their feet.
Asuka goes for a spinning back fist, Natalya moves out of the way.
Natalya lifts Asuka up and a powerbomb. She goes for the cover but
Asuka kicks out. Natalya goes for the sharpshooter but Asuka rolls
out of the ring.
Back from commercial, Asuka with kicks onto Natalya. She slams
Natalya face first into the mat. She goes for another kick but
Naytalya ducks and goes for the cover as Asuka kicks out. Asuka with
a kick to the face. Asuka with a modified abdominal arm bar stretch.
She slams Natalya into the mat and hits her with the Shining Wizard.
She goes for the cover but Natalya kicks out.
Asuka with an arm bar but Natalya breaks the grip and hits Asuka
with right hands. Asuka goes for another arm bar. Natalya stands up
and lifts Asuka while in the arm bar. A vertical suplex by Natalya.
Asuka runs towards Natalya but Natalya with a kick. She grabs Asuka
but Asuka rolls Natalya up, Natalya gets out of it. The two exchange
covers. Both women back up and a back clothesline by Natalya.
She goes for the sharpshooter on Asuka and locks it in. Asuka
reaches the ropes and falls to the outside. Natalya goes to the
outside and throws Asuka back into the ring. Natalya gets back in
the ring as Sane distracts Natalya and Asuka gets the Asuka lock and
Natalya taps out.
After the match, Asuka gets on the microphone and starts yelling in
Japanese. She switches to English where she challenges Becky Lynch
to a match for the Raw women’s championship.
Out comes the WWE Raw women’s champion. Becky Lynch wearing all
black with black sunglasses and the championship around her waist
walks down to the ring. She gets into the ring. The fans chant
“Becky” as she takes her glasses off.
Becky says after ducking her for a full year, she wants to fight her
again. Lynch says beating her at the Royal Rumble nearly gave her
super powers. And if she thinks she wants to drink from that
fountain again, she is right because she does. But she thinks why
would she put her championship on the line so close to Wrestlemania?
Lynch says because the only thing more fun than beating her ass once
would be beating her again. Lynch says she’s on.
Sane tries to attack Lynch from behind but Lynch throws her to the
outside. Lynch turns around and flexes on Asuka telling her she has
eyes in the back of her head. Lynch grabs her WWE championship and
Seth Rollins says good things come to those who are on the right
side of victory. And to join him in giving a round of applause to
Buddy Murphy and AOP for their victory earlier tonight. Rollins says
now it is his time to once again dethrone Brock Lesnar as the fans
don’t appear to like it. He says he made that promise this time last
year and he got a different response. He says he promised he would
go to Wrestlemania and beat Lesnar for the Universal title and
that’s exactly what he did. And he took that title and he defended
it all across the world. From here to Paris, to Tokyo, to Seattle,
to New York City. And instead of a proper welcome, he got crucified.
Rollins says he doesn’t hate them for it. Rollins says he’s here to
say thank you. It’s because of them that he is the man that he is
today. The man he has become and so proud of. ANd he is going to
dethrone Brock Lesnar once again but this time it won’t be for him
or for the fans but for the greater good. For something that you
cannot begin to understand. It will be remembered in 10, 20, 100
years. He will go down as the man who saved this industry. Drew
McIntyre won’t go to Wrestlemania to fight the beast, he will go to
fight the Monday Night Messiah.
Number one contender’s match – Seth Rollins vs. Ricochet vs. Bobby
The bell rings and we are under way. Ricochet fights off both
Rollins and Lashley. He throws Lashley to the outside and goes for a
cover on Rollins but Rollins kicks out. Ricochet with a hurricanrana
as Rollins falls to the outside. Ricochet runs to the ropes but
Lashley trips him up. Seth back in the ring and the sling blade onto
Ricochet. As Lashley is entering the ring, Rollins knees him back
onto the outside. Rollins attacks Ricochet, he goes for the cover
but Ricochet kicks out again. He sends Ricochet to the corner, runs
towards him as Ricochet throws him onto the ring apron.
Seth jumps off, Ricochet moves out of the way and Lashley knocks
Rollins down. Lashley grabs Ricochet and Rollins and delivers a
double neck breaker. Lashley clothesline Rollins to the outside. He
runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet with a kick to the side of the
head. He drop kicks Lashley to the outside.
Ricochet jumps over the top rope and onto Lashley. He gets back into
the ring and jumps over the top rope onto Rollins. Ricochet throws
Rollins back into the ring. Ricochet climbs the top rope but in
comes Buddy Murphy who pushes Ricochet onto the outside. AOP come
and beat up on Lashley. They throw Lashley into the barricade.
Out comes Kevin Owens. Murphy runs towards the stage as Owens takes
Murphy out. Erik comes from behind and attacks AOP. Owens runs to
the ring and they beat up on AOP. Erik and Owens grab steel chairs
and hit AOP with them on the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Seth and Ricochet are down in the ring. Both
men back up and Ricochet with right hands. He runs to the ropes but
Lashley catches him taking him down. Rollins runs towards Lashley as
Lashley catches him with a spinebuster. He gets Rollins in the
corner and spears him in the corner. Ricochet jumps off the top rope
and a cross body takes Lashley down.
Ricochet with a right hand takes Rollins down. With Lashley on the
outside, Ricochet gets on the ring apron and knocks Lashley down.
Ricochet jumps off the top rope and a flying forearm takes Rollins
down. A standing shooting star press by Ricochet. He goes for the
cover but Rollins kicks out. Lashley attacks Ricochet from behind.
Lashley goes to lift Ricochet up but Ricochet lands on his feet. A
spine buster by Lashley takes Ricochet down. He drops Rollins face
first onto the mat. Lashley goes for the cover but Rollins kicks
out. All three men are down. Lashley and Rollins back up. Rollins
gets on the top rope and the blockbuster onto Lashley. He goes for
the cover but Ricochet breaks it up. Ricochet with a right hand. He
runs towards Rollins but Rollins catches him and throws him onto the
Rollins climbs the top rope but Ricochet hits Rollins slowing him
down. Ricochet climbs the second rope as he goes for a suplex.
Lashley climbs the second rope and a superplex off the top rope as
all three men are down. Ricochet gets back on the top rope. He jumps
off and lands the 630 splash. He goes for the cover and gets the
Out comes Brock Lesnar and he hits the F5 on Ricochet. He raises the
WWE championship in the air.