Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
February 17, 2020
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The Raw video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. He’ll be addressing the WWE
Universe. Tonight, we’ll see Drew McIntyre take on MVP. We’ll also
hear a sermon from the Monday Night Messiah Seth Rollins. Becky
Lynch will also respond to the attack by Shayna Baszler last week.
The crowd boos Orton as he gets in the ring. Orton sneers at them
before pointing toward the screen without saying a word. A replay is
shown of Randy Orton attacking Matt Hardy, who demanded an
explanation for the attack on Edge three weeks ago. Orton gave Hardy
a one-man con-chair-to. After the video finishes, Orton is just
standing there as the crowd boos him. Orton looks around before
saying he is supposed to face Matt Hardy in a No Holds Barred match
tonight, but after what happened last week, that’s not going to
happen. Still, Hardy is in the back trying to get cleared. That is
not going to happen. The Hardy’s are known for jumping off the
highest of highs and crashing off the lowest of lows…
Matt Hardy’s music interrupts him. Hardy comes out in a neck brace.
Hardy says instead of talking about him, why doesn’t Orton confess
why he tried to take away Edge’s second chance. Why did he take the
surgically repaired neck and smash it with a chair like he did to
him last week? What in the hell is wrong with Randy Orton? Hardy
says Orton didn’t like being asked that. Orton didn’t like it so
much that he wanted him to feel the same way Edge felt. Orton wanted
to take his passion away from him, but he can’t. Hardy says he’s not
ready and is ready to fight Orton. To the surprise of no one, the
WWE doctors in the back won’t clear him to compete in a match
tonight. Still, he’s here. Much like Edge, Hardy has grit and won’t
quit. Matt Hardy will not die. You can knock him and Edge down, they
will get back up. Hardy promises that he doesn’t know what the
future holds for him, but it won’t be determined on Orton’s terms.
It’ll be determined on his terms.
Orton says Hardy should have said goodbye last week when he could
leave the arena on his own two feet. Hardy gets on the apron and
gets in the ring. Hardy limps closer to Orton. Orton asks what Hardy
could really do if he decided to RKO him where he stands right now.
Orton stands next to Hardy, who looks at him cautiously. Orton says
Hardy has balls, but no one can understand why he did what he did.
Orton respects Hardy, but he not only respected Edge… he loved him
like a brother. Orton says he is truly sorry. Orton drops the
microphone and leaves the ring looking conflicted.
Orton’s music plays, and he walks up the ramp. Orton stops at the
top of the ramp and starts to remove his ring vest. Orton pauses
before removing it completely. Hardy goes outside and grabs a steel
chair. Hardy challenges Orton to get into the ring. Hardy shouts,
“Finish me, Randy!” Orton slowly walks down and sizes Hardy up at
ringside. Hardy prepares to swing the chair.
Orton slowly gets on the apron and ducks a chairshot from Hardy.
Orton snaps his neck off the top rope, and Hardy writhes around on
the mat in pain. Hardy pulls himself up holding his neck. Orton then
drops Hardy with an RKO.
The crowd chants, “One more time,” as Orton crawls toward the steel
chair. Orton then grabs the chair and cracks Hardy on the back with
it three times. Orton then takes the edge and drives it into Hardy’s
midsection a few times. Orton hits him in the back one more time
with the chair and stands over Hardy. Orton goes outside and grabs a
second chair. Orton puts Hardy’s head on the chair, removes the neck
brace, and gets ready to swing the other. Orton thinks about it and
pauses while the crowd loudly boos him. Orton puts his head down and
thinks about what he’s going to do. Orton then throws the chair out
of the ring. Orton leaves the ring, but then runs around the ring
and drags Hardy out of the ring. Orton pushes the top half of the
stairs away and puts Hardy on the bottom half. Orton stands on the
top half and grabs a steel chair. Orton sizes Hardy up and crushes
him with a chair shot that sandwiches his head on the steps!
Orton walks away while referees check on Hardy. Orton then turns
around and grabs Hardy, slapping him on the back a few times. Orton
then hits him with the chair again and shouts that he’s sorry!
Replays are shown of what Randy Orton just did to Matt Hardy. The
commentators are using their low voices to put over the seriousness
of the attack.
Erick Rowan vs. Aleister Black
The bell rings, and Black knees Rowan in the head. Rowan quickly
sends him to the apron and charges, but Black pulls the top rope
down. Black goes for a second rope moonsault to the floor, but Rowan
avoids it. Black lands on his feet, and Rowan annihilates him with a
running cross-body block on the floor!
We come back from the break to see Black punching away at Rowan in
the ring. Rowan ducks a kick and nearly loses him trying a powerslam
for a near fall. Rowan drops an elbow before putting him in the
corner. Rowan stomps away at him before dragging him out of the ring
and swinging him into the barricade. Rowan then lifts him up and
slams the legs on top of the barricade. Rowan goes for a powerbomb
on the floor, but Black counters into a hurricanrana into the ring
post. Black slides into the ring to break the count. Black then
flattens Rowan with a second rope moonsault block to the floor.
Black gets Rowan in the ring. Black kicks away at Rowan before
elbowing out of a move. Black knees him in the face for a near fall.
Black is furious that he kicked out. Rowan blocks the Black Mass and
goes for an Iron Claw Slam, but Black gets out of that. Rowan big
boots him back hitting a powerbomb for a near fall. Rowan shouts for
Black to get up. Black avoids the Iron Claw Slam and catches him
with the Black Mass. Rowan is dazed, but doesn’t go completely down.
Rowan holds himself up on the ropes. Rowan drops to his knees, and
Black connects with a second Black Mass for the win.
We’ll hear from Charlotte Flair, next.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring looking pleased with
herself. The crowd “WOOs” as she gets in the ring. Flair says she
was at NXT TakeOver: Portland. Let’s take a look.
Video Package: Charlotte Flair attacks NXT Women’s Champion Rhea
Ripley following her victory against Bianca Belair. Flair then
accepted Ripley’s WrestleMania challenge.
An “NXT” chant picks up. Flair asks if they even know why they chant
that. She wanted to go down there and find out who gave Rhea Ripley
the idea that she could come to Monday Night Raw and challenge The
Queen. She was impressed with NXT. She thought about training in a
warehouse and the challenges. Her class built the foundation of what
is now a third brand called NXT. This is what’s bothering her: the
entitlement. It is because of women like Rhea Ripley that didn’t
scratch, claw, and fall to gain the respect NXT has now. Ripley has
the audacity to step into her ring on her show with the title she
put on the map… Ripley is very good, but there’s a saying: pride
comes before the fall, and I’m going to humble you at WrestleMania.
Everyone is the next big thing until they’re not. WOO!
WWE 24/7 Championship
R-Truth vs. Mojo Rawley vs. Riddick Moss (c)
Rawley attacks Moss at the sound of the bell. R-Truth rolls Rawley
up for a two count. R-Truth eventually drops Rawley and does the 5
Knuckle Shuffle. Rawley quickly gets up and slams R-Truth. Rawley
covers, but Moss rolls Rawley up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE 24/7 Champion: Riddick Moss
Rawley angrily grabs R-Truth and asks if he sees what he just did.
R-Truth kicks him before laying him out with a Scissor Kick.
Coming up next, Drew McIntyre will take on MVP.
Drew McIntyre is introduced to the ring to a nice reception.
McIntyre says everyone is fired up because there’s only 48 days
until WrestleMania. He said the magic words and has to point at the
sign, but Charlotte Flair already did that. McIntyre has to make it
bigger. McIntyre asks if the crowd wants to be on TV and counts down
for them all to point at the WrestleMania sign. At WrestleMania,
Suplex City will be in Claymore Country. They’re going to demolish
that bitch to the ground and leave with the WWE Championship.
Paul Heyman makes his way out to the stage to boos from the crowd.
Heyman introduces himself and says if they want bigger, he gives
them the WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World Brock Lesnar, but he
doesn’t come out. McIntyre looks around. Heyman asks if McIntyre
really thought Lesnar was here tonight. Heyman just wanted McIntyre
and the entire WWE Universe to know what it’s going to sound like
after the words, “And still…” after Lesnar defeats Ricochet at Super
ShowDown and after Lesnar F5’s McIntyre at WrestleMania.
McIntyre says Heyman can say Lesnar’s name before the match, during
manicures, and while he’s crying because McIntyre kicked his head
off at WrestleMania and took the WWE Championship. Heyman says he
has profound respect for him. Heyman is not here to debate McIntyre.
Heyman is a huge admirer of his talent. There is a man he knows that
is not such an admirer of his talent. As a matter of fact, he’s
McIntyre’s opponent this evening with a legitimate grievance to be
settled in the ring. Heyman presents MVP.
MVP walks out to the stage dressed to compete. MVP says Mr. Heyman
may not have an issue with McIntyre, but he does. As an old friend,
he invited McIntyre to the VIP Lounge and treated him with the
respect of an elite level VIP. MVP thought they were friends, but
how did McIntyre repay him? McIntyre says he knows this one: he
kicked MVP’s head off! MVP says McIntyre has jokes, but all he did
was hit him with a cheap shot. MVP says he’s going to whoop him, and
it won’t be a cheap shot. MVP then attacks McIntyre from behind and
hits a big boot in the corner.
Drew McIntyre vs. MVP
The bell rings, and McIntyre is fired up. McIntyre big boots him
down and rips off MVP’s nasal strip. McIntyre puts him in the corner
and punches away at him in the corner. McIntyre sends him to the
corner and charges, but MVP elbows him back. McIntyre quickly
flattens him with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes to the corner
and does a countdown. McIntyre floors MVP with a Claymore Kick for
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Replays are shown of Shayna Baszler attacking Becky Lynch on Raw and
biting her neck, drawing a lot of blood. Lynch stole an ambulance
and went to the hospital before returning later in the night to
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring with a
brown paper bag. We’ll hear from her, next.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is in the ring. She says she came
to this country seeking fame and fortune. She realized she doesn’t
need fame, but she did figure out what to do with fortune. Lynch
opens up the paper bag and dumps out a lot of money. Lynch says this
is her upfront payment for the fine she’ll receive for what she does
to Shayna Baszler. Bad things will happen when she finds Baszler.
Only animals go for the neck. When they do, it’s to weaken their
prey before finishing them off. Lynch tells Baszler to look at the
longest-reigning Raw Women’s Champion in history. She’s run through
a murderer’s row of women to keep this title. Lynch is coming after
Baszler because she wants to.
Shayna Baszler appears on the screen. Baszler says she’s throwing
cash around for something she’ll never get to do. Baszler says she’s
in the Women’s Elimination Chamber with the winner facing Becky
Lynch at WrestleMania. The Elimination Chamber is held in a cage.
She’s a cage fighter. Everything about this is laid out perfectly
for her to be the one that takes Lynch’s title at WrestleMania.
Baszler will chew through every competitor in the cage. Lynch knows
she can do that. Baszler didn’t plan to do that last week… she just
did it. Imagine the things she does have planned. Baszler says,
“Becky, I’m going to tear the living shit out of you.” That was not
Lynch smiles and thanks Baszler for letting her know she’ll be at
Elimination Chamber. She’ll be watching closely and rooting for
Charly Caruso finds Bobby Lashley, Lana, Angel Garza, and Zelina
Vega. She asks how the match came about against Humbert Carrillo and
Rusev. Lana says the two hottest couples are having a double date
and beating up Carrillo and Rusev. Vega says they’re the hottest
couple of people around, but they’re not a couple. Garza says he’s
here for Vega’s business acumen and to take out his cousin, Humberto
Rusev makes his entrance. He’ll be in action, next.
Rusev and Humberto Carrillo vs. Angel Garza and Bobby Lashley w/
Zelina Vega and Lana
Humberto Carrillo will start against Bobby Lashley. Lashley shoves
him to the corner, but Carrillo escapes and dropkicks him. Carrillo
goes for a handspring back elbow, but Lashley catches him. Lashley
takes him down and throws him to the corner before tagging
Carrillo’s cousin, Angel Garza. Carrillo takes Garza down and ducks
a clothesline. Garza chops the chest and sends him to the corner,
but Carrillo comes back with a flying cross-body block. Carrillo
takes Garza down with a flying arm drag while Rusev takes Lashley
down. Garza soon takes Carrillo down with a dropkick before ripping
his pants off. Garza then throws his pants at Rusev. A fan comes up
kisses Garza. Carrillo then takes Garza out with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Garza hit a snapmare on Carrillo
and kick him in the back. Lashley tags in and attacks Carrillo.
Lashley goes for a slam, but Carrillo gets out and goes for a
springboard cross-body. Lashley catches him, and they botch a move.
Lashley pushes him off, and Rusev tags in. Garza does as well.
Rusev runs over Garza before hitting a Samoan Drop. Rusev knocks
Lashley down before hitting Garza with an overhead belly-to-belly
suplex. Rusev avalanches Garza and hits another overhead
belly-to-belly suplex. Lashley runs in to break up the pin and
accidentally hits Garza. Rusev punches Lashley down in the corner.
Garza rolls Rusev up for a two count. Garza kicks Rusev down and
covers, but Carrillo breaks it up. Carrillo avoids a move from Garza
and hits a leaping moonsault to the floor. Lashley wipes Carrillo
out at ringside with a spear, and Rusev wipes Lashley out. Rusev
puts Garza in the ring and climbs the ropes. Lashley grabs Rusev’s
ankle, and Garza kicks Rusev. Rusev pushes Garza off the ropes and
hits a diving head-butt for a near fall. Rusev goes for the
Accolade, but Garza gets out. Lashley gets on the apron and eats a
Machka Kick. Garza then rolls Rusev up with the tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Angel Garza and Bobby Lashley
Rusev angrily attacks Garza and knocks him out of the ring before
looking at Lashley and Lana.
The Kabuki Warriors are seen walking backstage. One of them will be
in action, next.
Natalya makes her way to the ring. Two weeks ago, she was kicked in
the eye by Asuka and received a black eye.
The Kabuki Warriors make their entrance and shout in Japanese. Asuka
mockingly asks if Natalya’s eye is ok. Sane says they don’t care.
They then shout that they don’t care. Asuka says she’ll beat Natalya
inside the Elimination Chamber and go to WrestleMania.
Natalya vs. Kairi Sane w/ Asuka
The bell rings, and Natalya takes Sane down with a waistlock. Sane
elbows her back and chops the chest. Sane poses and charges, but
Natalya drops her on the apron. Sane knocks her away and goes to the
top rope before jumping off. Sane smacks her butt and taunts
Natalya. Sane ducks a clothesline and pushes Natalya. Natalya slaps
her and hits a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Natalya goes
for a Sharpshooter, but Sane gets to the bottom rope before it is
applied. Sane gets up and hits a spinning back fist. Sane puts a
foot on the chest for a cover, but Natalya easily kicks out. Sane
rips at the face before applying a chin lock. Sane slams her down
for a two count. Sane reapplies the chin lock. Natalya eventually
Sane soon whips Natalya hard into the corner and stomps around. Sane
goes for an avalanche, but Natalya wipes her out with a discus
clothesline for a near fall. Sane rolls Natalya up for another two
count. Natalya counters a dropkick and goes for a Sharpshooter.
Asuka gets on the apron, so Natalya scares her away. Sane punches
Natalya off the apron and falls back. Asuka then kicks Natalya in
the head at ringside. The referee then counts Natalya out.
Winner by Count-Out: Kairi Sane
Coming up next, we’ll hear a sermon from Seth Rollins.
Murphy and the AOP are in the ring. Murphy introduces Seth Rollins
as the man that saved Monday Night Raw, the Monday Night Messiah,
Seth Rollins makes his entrance and politely shakes hands with the
fans at ringside. Rollins steps up to the podium and thanks Murphy
for the kind introduction. Rollins thanks the fans for making him
the Monday Night Messiah. Rollins says what he has to say right now
is divine. The crowd boos him, and Rollins just points to the sky.
Rollins says we are gathered tonight to celebrate his vision, which
is their vision. Phase one of this movement encountered some
resistance, but they finished the resistance. The crowd chants, “You
suck.” Rollins asks them to show the respect he’s shown them. They
proved through sacrifice and devotion that you can achieve what you
set your mind to.
Rollins says he takes his responsibility as the Monday Night Messiah
very seriously. Phase two of this movement will not be easy. Another
“You Suck” chant picks up. Rollins says he understands the confusion
and pain. Phase two will be necessary and is for the greater good.
Now it is time for them to seek out the weak and the lesser, the
noncompliant. They must seek them out and rehabilitate them if they
can, but eradicate them if they must. This is not a promise, a
threat, or a warning. It comes from his heart. This is the gospel.
If there are any WWE Superstars who remain noncompliant, they will
suffer the same fate as the weak. If you stand in the way of the
progress and the future…
The Viking Raiders interrupt the sermon and charge the ring. They
brawl with AOP as Rollins and Murphy run off. Rollins sends Murphy
into the ring, and he is quickly wiped out by the Raiders. The
Raiders then take out AOP. All of a sudden, Kevin Owens comes up and
hits Rollins with a Stunner on the ramp. Owens stands over Rollins.
Seth Rollins, Murphy, and AOP are angrily walking backstage when
Charly Caruso stops them. She says the sermon didn’t go as planned.
Rollins says the people around him are the only ones that give him
the respect he deserves. Murphy and AOP will fight the Viking
Raiders and Kevin Owens tonight.
The O.C. makes their way to the ring along with AJ Styles, who has
returned from his separated shoulder suffered at WrestleMania. A
“Welcome back” chant picks up. AJ Styles says he is back for
WrestleMania. Karl Anderson says Styles is the new Mr. WrestleMania.
Being the humble man he is, Styles can honestly say he is the
greatest superstar on any roster or in any era. Just like the people
here, he has critics that say he’s not as phenomenal as he says he
is. When he wins his match at Super ShowDown, then no one can say
anything. No one can say anything except for him. Styles will say,
“Who’s next?” When he wins, he’ll challenge whoever the champion is,
even if it’s Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Sting with the flavor
saver, or the nWo.
Ricochet’s music hits. Styles calls him Little Ricky and says no one
believes Ricochet will be the champion or even deserves it. Ricochet
says it doesn’t matter what he thinks. He’s earned the title match.
At Super ShowDown, he’ll do what people think is impossible, which
is beat Brock Lesnar. The O.C. laughs. Ricochet challenges Styles to
Anderson tells Ricochet to take it easy. There’s no way he can allow
Styles’ first match back on Raw to be against this non-good brother.
Anderson will face Ricochet instead.
Karl Anderson w/ The O.C. vs. Ricochet
Ricochet quickly gets the better of Anderson with a head-scissor
takeover that sends him out of the ring. Ricochet then hits a
summersault senton to the outside.
We. come back from the break to see Ricochet fight up from a chin
lock and take Anderson down. Anderson reverses a whip, but Ricochet
forearms him down. Ricochet lifts him up, but Anderson gets out.
Ricochet quickly kicks him in the face and hits a springboard
cross-body block. Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press for a
near fall. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Anderson avoids the
630. Ricochet lands on his feet and boots him back. Anderson quickly
comes back with a spinebuster for a two count. Ricochet flips
through a suplex and superkicks him. Ricochet hits a fireman’s carry
into a kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Coming up next, Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders will take on
Murphy and the AOP.
The commentators talk about what Randy Orton did to Matt Hardy
Liv Morgan is interviewed by Charly Caruso backstage. Morgan says
she was surprised to have Ruby Riott come back. She’ll eliminate
Riott from the Elimination Chamber and go on to a championship match
Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders vs. Murphy and AOP
The be ll rings, and Owens immediately dropkicks Murphy before
punching him in the corner and telling AOP to “suck it.” Ivar tags
in and slams Murphy down. Erik tags in and shoulders Murphy in the
ribs. Erik shoulder blocks him down and stares at AOP. Owens tags in
and shoulder blocks Murphy down. Erik tags back in and forearms
Murphy. Ivar tags in and shoulders Murphy in the ribs. Ivar hits a
snapmare and a falling fist for a no count. Ivar hits a crossface
forearm before lifting him. Erik blind tags in as Ivar slams Murphy.
Erik then scoop slams Ivar onto Murphy for a near fall.
Murphy hits a jawbreaker and tags Akam in. Akam shoves Erik twice
before Erik fights back. They trade punches before Erik knees him.
Ivar tags in and knees Akam in the midsection before sending him
into Erik’s knee. Erik tags back in and shoulders Akam’s ribs. Akam
reverses a whip and hits a powerslam. Akam punches away at Erik
before the referee backs him up. Rezar tags in, and they hit a
double-team knee to the face for a two count. Akam tags back in, and
AOP starts kneeing Erik down. Murphy tags in and attacks Erik for a
two count. Murphy applies a chin lock. Erik fights up, so Murphy
stops him and tags Rezar in. Rezar attacks Erik and tags Akam in.
Rezar knocks Ivar off the apron and swings at Owens. Erik sidesteps
Rezar and sends him out of the ring before kneeing Akam in the face.
Owens and Murphy tag in. Owens hits a clothesline before a chop.
Owens sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a
kick. Murphy charges into a clothesline. Owens follows up with a
We come back from the break to see Akam working over Owens. Murphy
tags in, but Owens soon takes him down with a superkick. Murphy
stops Owens from making a tag and punches away at him. Rezar tags in
and punches Owens before applying a front facelock. Murphy tags back
in and takes Owens down. Owens punches back at him. Murphy looks
like he’s bleeding from the mouth. Murphy hits the ropes, but Owens
takes him down with a big right hand.
Ivar and Rezar are tagged in. Ivar boots Rezar down and hits a
sidewalk slam on Akam. Ivar hits a splash on Akam before kicking
Murphy down. Ivar does a cartwheel to avoid Rezar and kicks him
down. Erik tags in and hits a double knee on Rezar. Erik then slam
Ivar into Rezar. Owens tags in and hits a Swanton Bomb for a near
fall. Murphy tags in, and Owens hits a Pop-up Powerbomb. The Viking
Raiders take out AOP and hit them with stereo suicide dives. Owens
hits Murphy with a Stunner, so Seth Rollins runs down and attacks
for the disqualification.
Winners by Disqualification: Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders
Seth Rollins says Kevin Owens has crucified him since day one. Now
it’s time for them to crucify him. The Street Profits run down for
the save. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins wipe out AOP and Murphy.
Rollins escapes from the ring. Owens hits a Stunner on Rezar while
Ivar and Ford hit splashes on Murphy and Akam. Rollins is furious
watching this from the top of the ramp.