Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Brooklyn, New York
March 2, 2020
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The Raw video plays, and we go into the arena to see a big
pyrotechnics display. Beth Phoenix will give a medical update on her
husband, Edge, later tonight. Seth Rollins and Murphy will defend
the Raw Tag Team Championship against the Street Profits in a “Now
or Never” match. AJ Styles battles Aleister Black, and Shayna
Baszler will battle Kairi Sane.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside Paul
Heyman. Lesnar will face Drew McIntyre with the WWE Championship on
the line in four weeks at WrestleMania.
Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am
the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight
Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar!” Lesnar looks absolutely pumped
up. Heyman says he can’t do it. It’s their job to come out and hype
the people on WrestleMania. Although he’ll give credit where credit
is due, almost top to bottom, this is the most stacked WrestleMania
lineup in decades. The main event of WrestleMania is a sham. The
crowd boos. Heyman says they can sit there like Pavlovian Dogs all
they want. They know it, Lesnar knows it, and Heyman knows it.
They want to sell you on Drew McIntyre — McIntyre’s name gets a big
reaction. Heyman says McIntyre is a hyped up fraud. The crowd loudly
boos. Lesnar didn’t just survive 15 top stars in WWE. Lesnar
massacred 15 top stars in WWE only to get hit from behind in the
testicles by Ricochet, leaving Lesnar vulnerable to Drew McIntyre to
kick him in the face and knock him out of the Royal Rumble match.
What makes you think that proves McIntyre can pin Brock Lesnar at
WrestleMania? He can’t! All it does is show McIntyre can take
advantage of a momentary situation. The next time Lesnar lays eyes
and hands on McIntyre, it’s over. Do you want to know why? Drew
McIntyre is nothing more than a stupid big bitch that’s going to get
Drew McIntyre’s music hits to a big ovation. McIntyre gets in
Lesnar’s face. Lesnar backs up and says to wait until WrestleMania.
Lesnar tries to blindside him, but McIntyre lays him out with a
Claymore Kick! McIntyre kips up, and the crowd roars! Heyman is
stunned. McIntyre walks off.
Lesnar soon comes to and is stumbling. The crowd chants, “You
deserve it.” Lesnar looks infuriated as he grabs the WWE
Championship. Lesnar stands at ringside, and the crowd sings, “Kiss
Him Goodbye!” Lesnar is absolutely incensed as he goes up the ramp.
McIntyre then blindsides him with a Claymore Kick on the stage to a
huge ovation! McIntyre grabs the WWE Championship and holds it up.
The crowd chants, “One more time!” McIntyre obliges and crushes
Lesnar with a third Claymore Kick! The crowd is going wild and
chants for McIntyre. McIntyre points at the WrestleMania sign.
The Street Profits make their entrance to a big reception. Montez
Ford says tonight is now or never for them. If Murph the Smurf and
the Monday Night Pariah beat them, it’s over. No more opportunities
for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Angelo Dawkins says the joke is
on them because they’ll be winning the titles tonight. The Street
Profits say they want the smoke.
Raw Tag Team Championship
The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy (c’s)
This is the Street Profits’ final opportunity for the Raw Tag Team
Championship. Before the match, Rollins and Murphy attack the Street
Profits. The Street Profits quickly clear them from the ring. Ford
goes for a summersault senton, but Rollins and Murphy catch him and
powerbomb him into the barricade!
We join the match in progress. Murphy is holding Dawkins down in a
chin lock. Dawkins fights up, but Murphy sends him out of the ring.
Ford has not come onto the apron after the powerbomb into the apron.
Dawkins hits Rollins with a flapjack on the floor before slamming
Murphy into the barricade.
AOP are on the ramp. Ford tags in and hits Rollins and Murphy with a
summersault senton! Ford gets in the ring and hits a springboard
cross-body block on Rollins and Murphy. Ford clotheslines Murphy out
of the ring, flips through a back suplex from Rollins and spikes him
with a DDT. Ford hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Ford
goes to the top rope, but he jumps over Rollins before he hits him.
Rollins then flattens him with a Sling Blade. Rollins goes for a
Stomp, but Ford sidesteps him. Murphy blind tags in. Rollins and
Murphy hit a double-team Buckle Bomb/kick to the head. Dawkins
breaks up the pin.
Dawkins jabs Rollins in the face and lifts him. Rollins and Murphy
send Dawkins shoulder-first into the ring post. Rollins tags in and
goes for another Buckle Bomb/kick to the head, but Ford counters
into a hurricanrana. Murphy accidentally kicks Rollins! Murphy
quickly goes to the top rope and jumps, but Ford moves. Ford then
sends Murphy over the top rope. Rollins rolls Ford up for a two
count. Ford gets up and hits Rollins with a step-up enzuigiri. Ford
goes to the top rope, but Rollins shoves him off to the floor! AOP
comes down to ringside next to Ford, so the referee ejects them from
Rollins puts Ford in the ring. AOP and Murphy get on the apron, and
the referee tries to stop them. Kevin Owens all of a sudden runs in
while the referee is distracted and gives Rollins a Stunner! AOP
chases Owens through the crowd. Dawkins absolutely crushes Murphy
with a Pounce at ringside. Ford hits a Frog Splash for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and new Raw Tag Team Champions: The Street
The Street Profits wildly celebrate in the ring before celebrating
in the crowd. The Brooklyn crowd is eating this up.
Charly Caruso interviews a furious Seth Rollins and Murphy
backstage. Rollins says he is not most WWE Superstars. He doesn’t
ask. He demands. At Elimination Chamber, he and Murphy are taking on
The Street Profits, taking down the Street Profits, and taking back
the Raw Tag Team Championship. As for Kevin Owens, he can name the
time and place. When he gets his hands on Owens, he will be
WWE 24/7 Championship
Riddick Moss (c) vs. Ricochet
Riddick Moss did not get an entrance on television. He was already
in the ring when Ricochet made his entrance.
Ricochet starts off strong against Moss, but Moss soon turns him
inside out with a shoulder block. Moss sends Ricochet into the
ropes, but Ricochet flips over him. Moss quickly catches him and
hits a fallaway slam over the top rope to the floor. Ricochet is
bleeding from the mouth.
We come back from the break to see Ricochet make a brief comeback on
Moss. Moss soon takes him down and hits a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE 24/7 Champion: Riddick Moss
AJ Styles will battle Aleister Black, next.
Kairi Sane is shown warming up with Asuka backstage. She’ll face
Shayna Baszler later tonight on Raw. It is Baszler’s first match on
AJ Styles makes his entrance with The O.C. A video package showcases
The Undertaker defeating AJ Styles with a single Chokeslam at WWE
Super ShowDown for the Tuwaiq Trophy.
Styles says he is not in a good mood because of the Undertaker. An
“Undertaker” chant fires up. Styles says he is phenomenal. There is
a video of Mark Wahlberg trying to give him advice. The video is
played for the crowd. Wahlberg tells Styles to walk away from the
situation with the Undertaker. Styles says he should be celebrating
with the Good Brothers. Instead he’s getting advice from Marky Mark.
A “Marky Mark” chant fires up. Styles says he’ll go with his gut and
not take Wahlberg’s stupid advice. It seems like he’s on a collision
course with the Undertaker. Styles hopes Undertaker is watching
because he has a match with Aleister Black tonight. Styles tells
Undertaker to consider it a warning. Undertaker is a legend among
legends trying to hold onto spotlight that isn’t his anymore. It
belongs to Styles.
Before the match begins, Styles says Black will get a fight, but he
didn’t read the contract. He has to go through Karl Anderson first.
Karl Anderson w/ The O.C. vs. Aleister Black
Gallows grabs Black’s heel as the bell rings. Black quickly cuts
Anderson off and sends him out of the ring. Black then hits a
baseball slide on Gallows before kicking Anderson down at ringside.
Black angrily stares at Styles.
We come back from the break to see Black fight out of a chin lock,
but Anderson soon takes him down with a spinebuster for a two count.
Anderson goes back to the chin lock. Black fights up, so Anderson
uppercuts him. Anderson shoves him off, but Black comes back with
some back elbows and a leg sweep. Black kicks him in the ear and
kips up before hitting a springboard moonsault. Black annihilates
Anderson with the Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
AJ Styles does not look happy about this. Styles tells the referee
to hold on because he didn’t properly explain the contract. If Black
beats Anderson, to get to Styles he has to face Gallows. Gallows
attacks Black and sends him out of the ring before driving him into
the barricade and ring steps. Gallows drives Black into the
barricade and puts him in the ring.
Luke Gallows w/ The. O.C. vs. Aleister Black
The bell rings, and Black boots Gallows three times. Gallows shoves
him off and superkicks him down. Gallows drops an elbow and hits a
running back elbow on Black in the corner for a two count. Gallows
elbows away at Black and applies a chin lock. Black fights up and
turns Gallows inside out with a knee to the midsection. Gallows
quickly sends Black out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Black knee Gallows in the face.
Gallows quickly fights back and beats Black down in the corner.
Gallows stomps away at Black until the referee disqualifies him.
Winner by Disqualification: Aleister Black
Anderson joins in and double-teams Black with Gallows. Gallows and
Anderson hit Black with the Magic Killer as Styles smiles on. Styles
shouts that he is ready for the match.
AJ Styles w/ The O.C. vs. Aleister Black
An “Undertaker” chant fires up. Black swings at Styles, but falls to
the mat. Styles stomps Black and walks around the ring. Styles
clotheslines Black in the corner and shouts that this is his ring.
Black pulls himself up on the ropes, and Styles punches him. Black
kicks him twice quickly, infuriating Styles. Black kicks him in the
legs and goes for a punch, but Styles counters into a backbreaker.
Styles crushes Black with a brainbuster and taunts the crowd. Styles
goes to the apron and connects with a big Phenomenal Forearm. Styles
then crosses Black’s arm a la the Undertaker and picks up the win!
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles
Ruby Riott is backstage with Charly Caruso. Footage is shown of
Riott attacking Liv Morgan after returning a month ago. Riott will
face Morgan with Sarah Logan as the guest referee. Riott says people
make and break promises every day. They prove themselves to be loyal
and disloyal in a single breath. The only person she’s responsible
for is herself. This Sunday, she’ll prove her ability to strike
whenever she damn well pleases. There are no friends inside the
Liv Morgan makes her entrance. She’ll be in action, next.
Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott
Special Referee: Sarah Logan
The bell rings, and Morgan drives Riott into the corner before
punching her. Morgan hits a missile dropkick and a running hip
attack in the corner. Morgan hits a snapmare for a two count. Morgan
applies an arm bar and talks trash. Riott gets to the bottom rope.
Logan is calling it down the middle so far. Riott goes to the apron
and kicks Morgan in the head. Riott kicks her in the ribs before
applying a neck vice. Riott knees her in the face before stomping
away at her in the corner. Logan backs Riott up. Morgan sidesteps
Riott and rolls her up for a two count. Morgan punches Riott back,
but Riott comes back with a flatliner. Morgan kicks out, and Riott
accidentally head-butts Logan. Riott takes Morgan down for another
two count. Riott argues with Logan over her count. Morgan rolls
Riott up, and Logan fast counts her.
Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan
Riott shoves Logan, so Logan shoves her down. Morgan wipes out
Riott, and Logan takes out Morgan.
Randy Orton is shown standing in the shadows backstage.
Video Package: Randy Orton destroys Edge on Raw the night after
Beth Phoenix will provide a medical update on Edge later tonight.
Coming up next, we’ll see Shayna Baszler make her Raw in-ring debut
against Kairi Sane.
No Way Jose is dancing with his friends backstage when they bump
into Erick Rowan. Jose asks why there is so much mystery. Rowan says
he’ll reveal what’s in the cage. Rowan pulls out a giant tarantula
and scares them all away.
Footage is shown of Drew McIntyre wiping out Brock Lesnar with three
Claymore Kicks to start off the show.
Kairi Sane w/ Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler
Before the match begins, Asuka and Kairi Sane shout in Japanese.
Asuka says Kairi is hungry for Shayna Baszler.
The bell rings, and Baszler puts her mouthguard in. They circle the
ring, and Sane quickly tries for a takedown. Baszler easily shoves
her off. Sane applies a waistlock, but Baszler gets out and
viciously twists the arm before kicking her in the leg. Baszler
smiles at her handiwork. Baszler looks at Asuka, so Sane turns her
around and slaps her in the face. Sane takes her down with a
head-scissor takeover and kicks her in the leg to take her down.
Baszler looks infuriated. Baszler counters a sliding forearm into a
Kimura attempt, but Sane gets out. Baszler flattens her with a
spinebuster and stomps the leg a few times. Baszler’s left ear is
bright red. Baszler kicks away at the injured leg before hitting a
leg DDT. Baszler sends Sane shoulder-first into the ring post and
kicks her in the leg. Sane rolls out of the ring to recover.
Sane gets back in the ring, and Baszler clubs her down. Sane kicks
her away and pulls the top rope down to get her on the apron.
Baszler avoids a shoulder and kicks her in the face for a two count.
Baszler twists the knee and ankle before stomping the heel. Asuka
angrily gets on the apron. Sane rolls Baszler up for a two count.
Baszler kicks Sane in the head for a two count.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the stage. Baszler
throws Sane out of the ring and yells at Lynch.
We come back from the break to hear Becky Lynch on commentary. She’s
wearing Jerry Lawler’s crown. Sane forearms Baszler back before
being shoved off. Baszler goes for a suplex, but Sane counters into
a DDT. Sane takes Baszler down and hits a sliding forearm in the
corner. Baszler cuts her off on the top rope and hits a gutwrench
superplex for a near fall.
Baszler kicks away at Sane before running into a spear. A “This is
boring” chant picks up. Sane goes to the top rope for an InSane
Elbow, but Baszler gets the boots up. Baszler then applies the
Kirifuda Clutch. Sane immediately taps out.
Winner by Submission: Shayna Baszler
Baszler stares at Lynch before reapplying the Kirifuda Clutch to
Sane. Baszler throws her down and walks off.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Rey Mysterio, who is wearing an
Eddie Guerrero t-shirt, and Humberto Carrillo. Mysterio says
Carrillo keeps getting up even when he’s knocked down. Carrillo
speaks in Spanish. Mysterio says this will end when and how they
want it to end.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance. He’ll team with Humberto Carrillo
to take on Angel Garza and Andrade, next.
Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade and Angel Garza w/
Andrade starts against Humberto Carrillo, and they immediately start
brawling. Carrillo chops and sends him into the ropes, but Andrade
slides out. Carrillo feigns a dive. Mysterio tries to blindside
Garza with a summersault senton, but Garza catches him and sends him
into the barricade. Andrade sends Carrillo into the barricade before
putting him in the ring and stomping. Andrade and Garza hit a
double-team back body drop on Carrillo. Garza tags in and chops
Carrillo before laying him out on the second turnbuckle and kneeing
him. Andrade tags in and kicks Carrillo down. Garza tags in. They
send Carrillo into the ropes, but he takes them out with a
headlock/head-scissor combo. Carrillo knocks Garza out of the ring
before hitting Andrade with a springboard head-butt. Carrillo has a
whip reversed, and Andrade chops him. Carrillo sends him into the
ropes, but Andrade puts himself in the ropes and taunts him. Garza
goes to rip his pants off, but Carrillo pulls them off instead.
Carrillo leapfrogs Garza and dropkicks Andrade. Mysterio hits Garza
with a springboard hurricanrana. Carrillo then hits Andrade with a
twisting moonsault to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Garza rip Carrillo off the apron.
Andrade sends Carrillo into the barricade before sitting him on the
apron. Garza knees Carrillo in the face. Garza tags in, puts
Carrillo in the ring, and picks up a two count. Garza applies a chin
lock. Carrillo fights up and hits an enzuigiri.
Mysterio and Andrade tag in. Mysterio hits Andrade with a
springboard seated senton, a head-scissor takeover, and a
springboard moonsault into a DDT for a near fall. Andrade elbows
Mysterio away. Andrade sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his
head and eats a kick. Carrillo tags in. Mysterio takes Andrade out
with a hurricanrana. Carrillo knocks Andrade and Garza out of the
ring before going for a dive, but Andrade and Garza move.
We come back from the break to see Andrade down at ringside.
Mysterio and Garza tag in. Mysterio puts Garza into the ropes before
knocking Andrade off the apron. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Garza
blocks it and knees him in the ribs. Garza picks up a near fall.
Garza clubs away at Mysterio and puts him on the top rope. Mysterio
counters into a destroyer, but Andrade breaks it up.
Andrade tags in and viciously elbows Mysterio down. Andrade starts
doing the Three Amigos, but Mysterio gets out of the third one.
Carrillo tags in and hits a springboard dropkick followed by a
rolling standing moonsault for a two count. Andrade takes Carrillo
down off the top rope and signals for the end. Andrade hits running
double knees on Carrillo, but Mysterio breaks up the pin. Garza runs
in and goes for a powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a
hurricanrana. Mysterio then hits Andrade with the same move. They’re
both in the ropes. Mysterio hits a double 619 on Andrade and Garza
before hitting Garza with a hurricanrana on the floor. Carrillo hits
a big moonsault on Andrade for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo
Beth Phoenix is walking backstage. We’ll hear from her, next.
Two new matches have been announced for Elimination Chamber this
Sunday. Seth Rollins and Murphy will take on The Street Profits for
the Raw Tag Team Championship. We’ll also see Aleister Black take on
AJ Styles in a No Disqualification Match.
Beth Phoenix gives a medical update on Edge
Beth Phoenix makes her way to the ring. Phoenix appreciates this
time on Monday Night Raw. She’s here to give a medical update on her
Randy Orton’s music immediately hits, and he comes out to the ring.
Orton goes for a hug, but Phoenix denies him. Orton extends his
hand, but Phoenix says, “You think I would give you a hug or shake
your hand after what you did to my husband, you son of a bitch?”
Orton backs up and then sits on the top turnbuckle. Phoenix says
she’s not surprised. She thought she might see him here tonight. If
anyone here needs to hear this, it’s Orton. She is here as the wife
because she needs her husband. She is here as a mother because her
children deserve their father.
Orton gets down from the top rope and approaches her before circling
around her. Orton says it is a certainty that after what he did to
Edge that Edge will never wrestle again. Orton says he owes Phoenix
an explanation and will give her one… but he doens’t know how to say
it. Orton wants to start with a story. Back in 1999, WWE had a live
event in St. Louis, which is where he lived. His father, “Cowboy”
Bob Orton, took him downtown to introduce him to some WWE agents
Jack Lanza and Tony Garea. Orton wanted to break his son into the
business. At this point, he was a fan. Orton was backstage and to
see the likes of Austin, Triple H, Foley, The Rock, Davey Boy Smith…
the one that came up to pay respect to his father was Edge. It made
Orton so proud to see someone respect his father. Then his father
introduced him to Edge and explained his son was trying to break
into the business. Edge shook his hand and wished him luck before
saying they could maybe work in the ring one day. Orton never forgot
that. It motivated him and gave him confidence. A few years later,
they were battling all over the world for the Intercontinental
Championship and stealing the show. Then they formed Rated RKO and
became Tag Team Champions. Just as they were flying as high as they
could, Orton flew too close to the sun and hit a rough patch. Orton
made bad life choices and dug a hole so deep he should have been
buried by it. Edge pulled him out of the hole and saved his life.
Edge made him realize there’s more to life. Orton has been with his
children to teach them life lessons.
Orton saved Edge’s life. At the Royal Rumble, the reaction Edge got
gave him goosebumps. It wasn’t a one-off. The next night, Orton
realized that Edge thought he was back for good and could start
competing. Orton knew better and knew someone like him could put
Edge in a wheelchair. Orton wanted Lyric and Ruby to have a father.
Thanks to him, Edge can be their father and be Beth’s husband. Edge
can be there for them because of him. Orton did it because he loves
Edge, he loves Beth, and loves their two little girls. Beth is
The sad truth is everyone blames him for what he did to Edge. Beth
knows deep down in her heart that it isn’t Orton’s fault. It’s
Beth’s fault. Beth is an enabler. If Edge was a drug addict, she
wouldn’t give him drugs. Edge is a junkie for the roar of the crowd,
and she did nothing to stop him. Orton stepped in because he loves
Edge like a brother. Orton did what he could to make sure Edge can
be a husband and a father to Lyric and Ruby. Orton says when he says
it out loud, he realizes something. Orton loves Lyric and Ruby and
Edge more than Beth ever could. Beth shakes her head with tears in
her eyes. Orton says, “Truth hurts, don’t it?” Beth angrily looks at
Orton and slaps him.
Orton angrily throws the microphone down and tries to hold back his
fury. Orton looks Beth Phoenix in the eye and stares a hole through
her. Orton mouths, “You bitch.” Phoenix kicks him, so Orton drops
her with an RKO! Orton immediately leaves the ring and goes up the
Referee and trainers run down to help. The commentators talk about
what they just saw. Byron Saxton says Orton is a “son of a bitch.”
Some wrestlers run down to help Beth get up. Beth is holding her