Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
February 17, 2020
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A video kicks off the show that recaps what happened between Randy
Orton and Matt Hardy. Orton attacked Hardy, who was already in a
neck brace, and annihilated him with two con-chair-to attacks
outside the ring.
The Raw video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big
pyrotechnics display. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will be here
tonight. We’ll also see Seth Rollins take on Montez Ford, while
Murphy will take on Angelo Dawkins. We’ll also see a Women’s
Elimination Chamber Contract Signing.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Orton
takes his time before saying he needs to apologize. He’s definitely
not the most sentimental of men, but his emotions have become
unbalanced as of late. The crowd boos him. This morning when he
arrived to the venue, it had been 15 years since Monday Night Raw
had been in Winnipeg. The crowd cheers the return of Raw. Orton says
he would’ve been 24 years old. Thanks to the internet, he did some
research. On that Raw 15 years ago, he was the Intercontinental
Champion and was punched in the face by a certain man (a Y2J chant
picks up)… a man who would eventually save him from his
self-destructive tendencies. This is a man he would eventually look
up to and love like a brother. His name was Adam, but everyone knows
him as Edge.
The crowd chants, “We want Edge.” Orton says he won’t be here
because of what he did to him almost a month ago. Orton doesn’t
expect the people to understand why he did what he did to Edge. What
he did is something he’s very sorry for. Orton is truly sorry from
the bottom of his heart. The crowd doesn’t believe him.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and he gets a big reaction from the crowd.
The crowd chants Owens’ name. Owens says he has to pause while they
chant his name. For the past few months, Owens has been dealing with
delusional people like AOP, their little buddy Murphy, and the
“Monday Night Moron” Seth Rollins. Owens is putting those issues
aside for tonight because he has an issue with Orton. Dealing with
delusional people is a specialty of his. Owens heard Orton apologize
for what he did to Edge. Owens says he doesn’t think Orton means it.
Owens tells him to drop the act and explain himself. Matt Hardy
asked to answers and caught a vicious beating. Now Owens is out here
Orton says Owens doesn’t want to go down that road. Owens says he
really does want to go down that road. Owens asys he’s been a WWE
fan his entire life. He remembers watching Edge retire. Owens was
already on the independent circuit, but he wanted to get to WWE
eventually. Watching Edge retire sucked for Edge and him because he
dreamed about facing him. Owens was thrilled to see Edge’s face at
his comeback in the Royal Rumble. The next night Edge took it all
away. Owens asks why Orton did it. Orton says everyone thinks they
know him. Owens says he doesn’t know Orton. All he knows is the
people are sick of watching them talk. What they want to see is the
two of them fight. Owens throws down the microphone. Orton agrees to
the fight… but not right this minute. Orton immediately leaves the
ring to boos.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. Last
week they called themselves the hottest couple of people on Raw and
are strictly business partners. What do they have for Humberto
Carrillo? Vega says they’re taking out the trash. Family is very
important. There’s family you’re proud of and family you’d like to
deny. Charly thanks hands with them. Garza says with Charly business
is always pleasure.
It’s official: Kevin Owens will take on Randy Orton later tonight.
Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega vs. Humberto Carrillo
The bell rings, and Garza takes Carrillo down before striking him a
few times. They tie each other up and wind up doing a conjoined
handstand. Wow. Carrillo fights up and hits a headlock takeover.
Garza quickly gets out of the ring to rethink his strategy. Carrillo
immediately hooks a side headlock as Garza gets in the ring. Garza
whips him off, but Carrillo shoulder blocks him down. Carrillo hits
the ropes, ducks a clothesline, flips over him, and flips through a
hurricanrana. Garza is stunned. Carrillo then dropkicks him out of
the ring. Carrillo annihilates Garza with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Garza rip his pants off before
bouncing him off the ropes with an inverted suplex. Garza wrenches
the arm, Carrillo flips out and takes him down. Carrillo kicks and
punches him before hitting a nice springboard arm drag that sends
Garza out of the ring. Garza avoids a baseball slide. Carrillo does
a handstand on the apron, so Garza superkicks him. Garza pushes him
in the ring for a near fall. Garza gets on the apron, but Carrillo
kicks him. Garza ducks a dive and superkicks him. They then wipe
each other out with kicks on the apron. The crowd gives them a nice
Carrillo kicks away at him on the apron and punches him. The referee
is trying to get them back in the ring. Carrillo goes for a catapult
into the ring post, but Garza lands on the turnbuckle. Garza knocks
Carrillo off the apron and hits a moonsault block to the floor!
Back from the break, Garza hits the ropes only for Carrillo to hit a
standing Spanish Fly for a near fall! Carrillo goes to the top rope,
but Garza uppercuts him. Garza hits Carrillo with an avalanche
Spanish Fly for a near fall!
Carrillo takes him down for a two count. They start trading quick
pins before Carrillo goes for a victory roll. Garza sits on the
shoulders and pulls the tights for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Angel Garza
We’ll have a Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing later
tonight with Jerry “The King” Lawler moderating.
Video Package: Shayna Baszler debuts on Raw two weeks ago and bites
Becky Lynch’s neck
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is shown talking to someone
backstage. We’ll hear from Lynch later tonight.
Ricochet makes his entrance. The man who will face Brock Lesnar for
the WWE Championship at WWE Super ShowDown this Thursday will be in
Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows w/ The O.C.
The bell rings, and Gallows kicks him down. Ricochet quickly avoids
two clotheslines and dropkicks Gallows out of the ring. Ricochet
quickly follows up with a summersault senton. Ricochet gets Gallows
in the ring for a springboard move, but Gallows big boots him out of
mid-air. Gallows drops an elbow and punches away at Ricochet. Paul
Heyman, the advocate of Brock Lesnar, is shown watching intently
backstage. Gallows connects with a backbreaker for a near fall.
Gallows takes Ricochet down and elbows him in the chest before
applying a chin lock. Ricochet fights up and gets out of a suplex
before hitting a backflip dropkick and a step-up enzuigiri.
Ricochet boots Gallows back twice before forearming him back.
Ricochet ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body
block. Ricochet follows up with a standing shooting star press for a
two count. Ricochet tries to lift Gallows, but Gallows fights him
off. Gallows scoops Ricochet up, but Ricochet slides off and
superkicks him. Ricochet follows up with a Recoil. Ricochet goes to
the top rope for the shooting star press for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Paul Heyman looks like he has evil thoughts in his mind watching the
conclusion of the match.
Coming up next, we’ll see WWE Champion Brock Lesnar.
AJ Styles is walking backstage looking irritated as Gallows and
Anderson are arguing. Styles tells them to act like they’re the
greatest tag team in the world. Styles says a miracle could happen.
They need to plant their flag at the top of the food chain ahead of
WrestleMania. They bump into Aleister Black. Styles says they might
need to remind Black who they are. They’re The O.C., the official,
the original, the only club that matters. They attack Black and slam
him into the wall before triple-teaming him. They walk off, and
Black pulls himself up looking woozy.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman appear
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside his
advocate Paul Heyman. The crowd gives Lesnar a big reception. Lesnar
stands in the ring and looks around at the Winnipeg crowd. Heyman
says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the
advocate for YOUR reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight
Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar!” The crowd is loving this.
For years, people have tried to brand themselves as WWE Superstars
and celebrities, but Brock Lesnar doesn’t need a catchphrase. The
catchphrase is the fact that since 2002, every single time he wants
to he can reign as champion. Donning the tights and lacing the boots
to take someone to Suplex City isn’t something that happens every
night. It is special. This Thursday, when Brock Lesnar lays waste to
Ricochet, the master of the uppercut… imagine the beating Ricochet
will get because Brock Lesnar feels he owes him one. When Lesnar
steps in the ring at Super ShowDown, by the fact that Lesnar is
wrestling it is special. This Thursday is a lot more special because
the stakes have never been higher for a Brock Lesnar match. Why?
It’s a good question for Canadians. Heyman says, “Thou shalt not boo
thy advocate!” If Ricochet pulls off the miracle of miracles and
emerges victorious over Lesnar and becomes the WWE Champion to main
event WrestleMania against Drew McIntyre, that means the
consequences are groundbreaking. If his aunt had balls, she’d be his
uncle. She doesn’t, so she’s not. “If” can go out the window because
Lesnar is taking out Ricochet to go to WrestleMania.
Heyman has only been wrong on one spoiler in seven years. This is
not a prediction. It’s a spoiler. Lesnar is taking McIntyre to
Suplex City and defeating him once and for all. They’ll all realize
then, now, and forever their reigning, defending, undisputed WWE
Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar holds up the
WWE Championship, and they leave the ring. Lesnar walks over to the
commentary table, and the commentators scatter. Lesnar stands on the
table and poses with the belt.
Aleister Black is shown limping backstage. He’ll face Erick Rowan,
Video Package: Becky Lynch returning to Raw after being bitten on
the neck by Shayna Baszler two weeks ago on Raw
Erick Rowan vs. Aleister Black
Aleister Black is really in a lot of pain following the attack by
The O.C. Black punches Rowan a few times before Rowan pushes him
back and hits a clothesline. Rowan connects with a scoop slam before
stomping him. Rowan hits a running boot to the face and taunts the
crowd. Black slides out of a slam and pulls the top rope down to get
Rowan out of the ring. Rowan gets on the apron, but Black kicks him
to the floor. Black goes to the apron, but Rowan sweeps the feet
before sending him into the timekeeper’s area.
We come back from the break to see Rowan knock Black to the apron.
Black punches and kicks Rowan back before getting in the ring. Black
kicks Rowan in the face. Rowan throws him down and hits a big
one-armed slam for a near fall. Rowan goes for a suplex, but Black
knees him in the head for a two count. Black elbows him back and
hits a running knee. Black strikes away at him and kicks him in the
face. Black gets up and hits a springboard moonsault block. Rowan
gets up and blocks a boot, but Black knees him. Black follows up
with a running knee for a near fall. Black cannot believe it.
Black tries to pick Rowan up by the foot, but Rowan grabs the leg
and spins Black. Black gets out an Iron Claw Slam and misses a kick.
Rowan takes him down for a two count. Rowan dumps him out of the
ring and drives him into the barricade twice. Black quickly comes
back by sending Rowan into the ring steps where his cage is. Rowan
flips out when he sees the cage down. Rowan viciously attacks Black
and powerbombs him into the ring post! Rowan gets in the ring before
being counted out, and Black catches him with Black Mass! Black
follows up with a second Black Mass for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Sara Schreiber interviews Aleister Black and asks how he overcame
the odds. Black says he used his rage to push ahead. Black
challenges AJ Styles to a match next week on Raw.
Coming up next, we’ll hear from the winner of the 2020 Men’s Royal
Rumble, Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre has a sit down interview with Charly Caruso. McIntyre
talks about coming into WWE in 2009 and being anointed by Vince
McMahon as a future World Champion. How many World Titles has he won
since then? Zero. McIntyre says he got lost in his head and was
really down when he was in 3MB. When he was released, that created a
huge chip on his shoulder. That really pissed him off.
McIntyre made his return at NXT and wanted to show what he could do.
Now two years on the main roster after watching Brock Lesnar run
through all competitors in the Royal Rumble, McIntyre’s singular
focus was eliminating Lesnar and winning the match. Now at
WrestleMania his potential will be realized.
R-Truth is in the ring for Truth TV. He’ll interview Bobby Lashley
and Lana, next.
The commentators talk about the Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy. WWE United
States Champion Andrade, AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, R-Truth, Erick
Rowan, and Aleister Black will take part in the Gauntlet Match.
R-Truth says he has so many questions to ask them. Lana says they’re
not here for their stupid talkshow. R-Truth has a scheduled match
with her Bobby. A “Rusev Day” chant picks up. Lana says Rusev Day is
canceled. R-Truth says Lashley is really, really big. R-Truth would
rather ask questions than have a match with him. R-Truth asks if
they’ve seen Sonic the Hedgehog. Lana shouts to ring the bell.
R-Truth vs. Bobby Lashley w/ Lana
The bell rings. R-Truth asks to take off his entrance gear. Lashley
viciously blindsides R-Truth before whipping him hard into the
corner. Lashley hits a reverse STO. The crowd loudly chants, “Rusev
Day.” Lashley sends R-Truth out of the ring. R-Truth gets in the
ring and punches Lashley before hitting some John Cena shoulder
blocks. R-Truth hits a back suplex powerbomb before connecting with
a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. R-Truth goes for an Attitude Adjustment, but
Lashley slides off. R-Truth hits the ropes, but Lashley spears him
down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
The Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing is next.
Next week on Raw from Brooklyn, New York we’ll see Rey Mysterio and
Humberto Carrillo take on Angel Garza and Andrade. We’ll also see
Aleister Black take on AJ Styles.
Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing
Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring with Asuka, Natalya, Liv
Morgan, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan. Asuka is furious that Shayna
Baszler isn’t there. Lawler says she may be running later or a
complete no show. Lawler has each woman sign the contract. Morgan
gets in Riott’s face. Logan, who was also a member of the Riott
Squad, is just watching.
Shayna Baszler’s music hits, and she comes to the ring through the
crowd. Baszler grabs the contract and looks at each woman. Baszler
and Natalya go face-to-face. Baszler signs the contract. Lawler says
they’re on their own and quickly gets out of the ring. Asuka shoves
Natalya down and yells at Baszler. Asuka then says, “Bite me.” Asuka
and Baszler yell at each other before Natalya takes Asuka down.
Morgan then jumps over the table and attacks Riott. A big brawl
breaks out, and the production crew clears the ring of the
furniture. Baszler gets in the ring smiling as everyone else clears
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the stage. Baszler
invites Lynch into the ring. Lynch takes her down, but Baszler
quickly gets out and slams her before punching away at her. Referees
and producers separate the two women, much to the crowd’s chagrin. A
“Let them fight” chant fires up. They escape and brawl again before
being pulled apart.
The Street Profits make their way to the ring to a light reaction.
They shout about taking the Raw Tag Team Championships this
Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford vs. Murphy w/ Seth Rollins
The bell rings, and Murphy throws his shirt before kneeing Dawkins
down. Murphy stomps him before blocking a right hand and kicking
him. DAwkins sidesteps him and punches him down. Dawkins avoids an
avalanche and connects with a pair of clotheslines. Dawkins then
connects with a spinning back elbow. Dawkins hits a 360 splash in
the corner before Murphy sends him over the top rope. Murphy hits a
baseball slide and hits the ropes. Dawkins gets in the ring and hits
a lifting slam. Rollins breaks up the pin.
Winner by Disqualification: Angelo Dawkins
Montez Ford says he’d protect Murphy too since Dawkins hit him so
hard last week he lost his first name. Ford says he’ll do the same
Montez Ford w/ Angelo Dawkins vs. Seth Rollins w/ Murphy
The bell rings, and Ford punches away at Rollins before dropkicking
him out of the ring. Ford then takes out Rollins and Murphy with a
summersault senton. Ford wildly shakes the ropes.
We come back from the break to see the referee eject Dawkins from
ringside. Murphy is pleased, so the referee ejects him as well.
Rollins argues with the referee. Ford rolls Rollins up for a two
count. Rollins drops Ford on the apron, but Ford forearms him back.
Ford connects with a springboard cross-body block for a two count.
Ford connects with a clothesline over the top rope. Ford goes
outside and dropkicks Rollins down.
Ford gets Rollins in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Rollins
kicks the ropes. Rollins pulls him off the top rope and punches away
at him. Rollins catches him with a back suplex for a two count. Ford
flips through a suplex and wipes Rollins out with a wild back body
drop over the top rope. Rollins gets in the ring, and Ford rolls him
up for a two count. They trade pins before Rollins hits a Buckle
Bomb for a near fall. Rollins is infuriated. Rollins sends him
outside and powerbombs him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Ford hit a step-up enzuigiri on
Rollins. Ford punches away at Rollins. Rollins quickly kicks him and
goes for a Buckle Bomb, but Ford counters into a hurricanrana into
the corner. Ford hits a pair of clotheslines, leapfrogs him, and
hits a diving clothesline. Ford connects with a standing moonsault
for a near fall. Rollins soon attacks and tries for a Pedigree, but
Ford counters into a big DDT for a near fall.
Ford goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins tries
for a superplex, but Ford holds on. Ford knocks Rollins off and sets
up. Rollins climbs the ropes and goes for a superplex. Ford blocks
it and hits a sunset flip powerbomb! Ford goes for a Frog Splash,
but Rollins moves. Rollins connects with a big Stomp for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Beth Phoenix will be on Raw next week to provide a medical update on
her husband, Edge.
Randy Orton will take on Kevin Owens, next.
Video Package: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair for the NXT Women’s
Championship at WrestleMania 36
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and they lock up. Orton powers Owens to the corner.
Owens ducks a right hand and chops Orton. Owens punches away at
Orton before stomping him down. Owens charges, but Orton gets out of
the ring. Owens quickly goes outside and sends Orton ribs-first into
the barricade. Owens then hits a cannonball against the barricade.
Owens gets Orton into the ring and goes to the top rope, but he’s
distracted by Seth Rollins, Murphy, and AOP coming to the stage.
Orton knocks Owens to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Orton send Owens to the corner.
Owens then superkicks him down. All of a sudden, The Viking Raiders
and The Street Profits run down and get into a big brawl with
Rollins, Murphy, and AOP. The ringside is cleared.
Owens goes to the top rope, but Orton sweeps the feet. Orton goes
for a superplex, but Owens fights him off. Owens and Orton brawl on
the ropes before Owens knocks him down to the canvas. Owens then
connects with a Swanton Bomb. Rollins gets on the apron, and Owens
knocks him off. Orton then clotheslines Owens down. Owens rolls to
the apron and snaps Orton off the top rope. Rollins pulls the ankle,
so Owens kicks him away. Orton then hits Owens with a hanging DDT
for the win. Something weird happened. The referee counted to three
quickly and told the timekeeper to ring the bell…
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Rollins grabs some steel chairs and slides them into the ring at
Orton’s feet. Rollins shouts to let the voices speak to Orton. Owens
grabs a chair and prepares to swing at Orton. Orton throws down the
chair and pretends to leave. The referee then grabs the chair from
Owens. Owens grabs the referee and puts him in the ring. Owens rips
the shirt off the referee to reveal a Seth Rollins t-shirt.
The referee begs for mercy as Owens holds a chair. A giant “YES”
chant fires up. Owens drops the chair to loud boos. Owens hits the
referee with a Stunner before picking the chair up. Owens goes under
the ring and grabs a table to even bigger applause. Owens sets it up
and powerbombs the referee through the table as Rollins looks on in
disgust and fury.