Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
March 9, 2020
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The Raw video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big
pyrotechnics display. Tonight, we’ll see the return of Edge to Raw.
Edge is back to avenge his wife after Randy Orton gave Beth Phoenix
an RKO last week.
We go into the garage to see a camera crew waiting for the arrival
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. After
winning the Elimination Chamber last night, Shayna Baszler will
fight Lynch for the title at WrestleMania 36. A “Becky” chant picks
up. Lynch says, “Washington, D.C., the Man has come around.” The
time for joking is over. She finally knows who her WrestleMania
opponent is, the cage fighter Shayna Baszler.
Video Package: Shayna Baszler destroys five women inside Elimination
Chamber to win an opportunity at the Raw Women’s Championship
Shayna Baszler appears on the titantron. She says at WrestleMania,
she is taking the Raw Women’s Championship. Baszler says, “And
there’s not a damn thing you can do about it, bitch.” A “Becky”
chant picks up. Lynch says Baszler cut through the entire field in
minutes, including the one person it took Lynch her entire career to
beat. Baszler was a successful cage fighter, the longest combined
champion in NXT history, and a world class scumbag. Lynch calls
Baszler a black hole of charisma. While she may be a bitch, she’s
the bitch that runs this division. Another “Becky” chant picks up.
Lynch used to only recognize her as the constipated robot from NXT
that refused to shake her hand after last year’s WrestleMania. Lynch
remembers. Lynch says Baszler was bitter that she ripped this title
out of her friend Ronda Rousey’s broken hand. Lynch has beat trained
killers and will do it again. At WrestleMania, it’ll be The Man vs.
The Queen of Spades. Lynch believes Baszler is underestimating her.
She’ll smash Baszler’s face in for it. Lynch holds the title up.
Drew McIntyre will be in action later tonight.
Rey Mysterio is shown walking backstage. He’ll face Angel Garza,
Rey Mysterio vs. Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega
Mysterio quickly hooks a side headlock, but Garza pushes him off.
Mysterio slingshots over him and hits a head-scissor takeover into
the turnbuckle. Garza hooks a hammerlock, but Mysterio counters with
a snapmare. Mysterio goes for a hurricanrana, but Garza blocks it
and flips him off. Garza hits a running big boot and smiles at the
crowd. Mysterio elbows Garza back, but he has a whip reversed on
him. Mysterio goes for a slingshot, but Garza superkicks him. Garza
gloats in the ring and dropkicks Mysterio out of the ring. Garza
removes his pants and celebrates.
We come back from the break to see Garza send Mysterio into the
ropes, pop him up, and kick him in the midsection. Garza puts
Mysterio on the ropes and signals for a 619, but Mysterio pops out
and dropkicks Garza down. Mysterio punches Garza before driving him
to the apron. Mysterio then dropkicks him to the floor, hits the
ropes, and slides out of the ring with a splash.
Mysterio puts Garza in the ring for a seated senton. Mysterio hits
the ropes and hits another seated senton followed by a kick to the
head for a near fall. Mysterio for a springboard, but Garza catches
him and hits a slingshot reverse suplex for a near fall. Mysterio
catches Garza with an enzuigiri to send him into the ropes. Garza
avoids a 619 and connects with a superkick. Garza sets up for the
Wing Clipper, but Mysterio pushes to the corner. Garza puts Mysterio
on the top rope, but Mysterio head-butts him down. Mysterio goes for
a destroyer, but Garza catches him. Mysterio counters into a
head-scissor takeover and connects with a 619! Mysterio follows up
with a top rope splash for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio
We see Kevin Owens walking into the arena earlier today only to be
blocked by AOP and Murphy. Seth Rollins walks up laughing and eating
popcorn. Rollins asks if Owens wants some popcorn. Owens takes his
luggage and throws it at Akam. The rest of them attack Owens and
throw him into some steel before kicking his head against a crate.
They throw Owens into a cage and dump a tray cart on top of him.
Referees and producers run up to break it up. Rollins laughs and
continues eating popcorn while walking off.
Next Monday on Raw, we’ll be celebrating 3:16 Day (March 16) with
Stone Cold Steve Austin making an appearance.
Video Package: Rhea Ripley visits Raymond James Stadium ahead of
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. Flair asks if everyone
saw that video package. Meet Rhea Ripley, the next big thing, the
new shiny toy. Flair sarcastically says, “Inspiring.” Flair is
confused. Ripley said in order to be the best, she has to beat the
best… but Ripley doesn’t want to be anything like her because she
wants to be herself. Flair wants to make one point: Ripley isn’t
Flair, she’ll never be Flair, and there is only one of her. Ripley
can continue to be shiny and the next big thing because it won’t
last. Flair is here to remind everyone why she is fighting for the
NXT Women’s Championship. Flair wants to teach Ripley a lesson. It’s
one thing to stand in an empty stadium talking about your hopes and
dreams. It’s another thing to stand in an arena with 90,000 people
and be humbled by The Queen. WOO!
NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley confidently walks out to the ring.
Flair does not look pleased. Ripley says she wants to explain
something, but Flair cuts her off. Flair says we’ve heard enough
from her. This is not NXT. This is Monday Night Raw. This is Flair’s
kingdom. Flair says Ripley is excused and puts a hand out. Ripley
punches Flair down, and Flair just smiles. Ripley leaves the ring
and is smiling.
Randy Orton is shown standing in a dark, smoky room. He’s waiting
for the arrival of Edge.
Zack Ryder w/ Curt Hawkins vs. Bobby Lashley
The bell rings, and Lashley shoulder blocks Ryder down. Lashley puts
him in the corner and viciously stomps him down. Lashley hits a
running shoulder to the midsection and chokes him with his boot.
Lashley sizes him up and charges, but Lashley boots him back.
Lashley sidesteps a missile dropkick and connects with a vicious
spinebuster. Lashley hits the Dominator for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Footage is shown Drew McIntyre hitting WWE Champion Brock Lesnar
with three Claymore Kicks last week on Raw.
Drew McIntyre will be in action, next.
Aleister Black is sitting backstage ready to speak when there’s a
knock at his door. Seth Rollins and Murphy walk in. Black asks what
he can do for them. Rollins says Murphy has told him all about
Black. Rollins says Black has had an issue with the numbers game.
Rollins knows how to play the numbers game. Just ask Kevin Owens.
Rollins offers Black to join his movement. Black says, “Oh perhaps…
no.” Rollins says Black is either with him or against him. Black
says those words sound like fighting words. In this case, Rollins
did knock on the right door. Black accepts the fight. Rollins stares
at him and walks off.
Erick Rowan vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and McIntyre big boots Rowan back. Rowan goes for an
Iron Claw Slam, but McIntyre gets out and clotheslines him over the
top rope. Rowan pulls McIntyre out of the ring and sends him into
the ring post before hitting a belly-to-belly overhead suplex on the
floor. McIntyre sits on the apron before walking over to Rowan’s
tarantula in the cage. It’s still covered up. McIntyre puts it down,
takes the top of the steel steps, and crushes the cage!
Rowan is infuriated and goes to attack, but McIntyre gives him a
Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre gets him in the ring and hits the Future
Shock DDT. McIntyre backs up to the corner, gives a count, and
crushes Rowan with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
We go backstage to see the garage as the camera crew waits for the
arrival of Edge. Elsewhere backstage, Randy Orton is just standing.
Video Package: Randy Orton explains himself and gives Beth Phoenix
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors make their
entrance. They’ll be in action against Natalya and Liv Morgan, next.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors are in the ring.
They’re shouting and screaming wildly in Japanese. Asuka is furious
over losing last night and just wants to beat someone tonight.
The Kabuki Warriors vs. Natalya and Liv Morgan
It’ll be Liv Morgan starting against Kairi Sane. They lock up, and
Sane pushes her into the ropes before rubbing her face. Morgan
smiles and slaps back. Morgan bends under a clothesline and rolls
Sane up for a two count. Morgan sends her into the ropes, but Sane
hits head-scissor takeover. Morgan quickly pulls her into the ropes
and hits a dropkick for a two count. Morgan hits a splash in the
corner and tags Natalya in. They hit Sane with a double-team suplex
for a two count. Natalya sends Sane into the ropes, but Sane holds
on. Ruby Riott walks down to the ring to watch.
We come back from the break to see Natalya and Morgan hit Asuka with
a double-team hip toss. Asuka attacks her on the ropes before the
referee backs her up. Sane snaps Natalya’s injured arm from
Elimination Chamber off the ropes. Sane tags. in and attacks the
arm. Asuka tags back in and comes off the top rope with an axe
handle to the arm. Sane tags in and does the same move. Sane covers
her with a foot for a one count. Asuka tags in and sends her into
the ropes for some kicks. Sane dropkicks Natalya, and Asuka covers
for a near fall. Asuka hits a low kick to the face before applying
an arm bar. Natalya punches out of the hold, so Asuka applies a
guillotine. Sarah Logan walks down and stands at the foot of the
ramp with Ruby Riott. Natalya fights up and slams Asuka. At
ringside, Riott and Logan randomly get into a fight. Morgan goes to
the top rope and hits a cross-body to the floor on Riott and Logan.
In the ring, Natalya elbows Sane back and rolls her up for a two
count. Natalya quickly hits Sane with a discus clothesline for a
near fall. Natalya elbows Sane back, and Asuka blind tags in.
Natalya applies a Sharpshooter to Sane, but she’s no longer the
legal competitor. Asuka runs in and kicks Natalya in the head for
Winners by Pinfall: The Kabuki Warriors
Edge will return for the first time in nearly two months later
tonight. We go into the garage, but no cars drive up yet.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring with Luke Gallows and Karl
Anderson. Styles does not look happy. Not once, but twice did
Undertaker stick his nose in his business where it doesn’t belong.
Not once, but twice did Undertaker take moments from him. Undertaker
stole a beautiful trophy from him at Super ShowDown and at
Elimination Chamber, he cost him a match.
Video Package: The Undertaker returns at Elimination Chamber to help
Aleister Black defeat AJ Styles
A loud “Undertaker” chant picks up. Styles looks disgusted. Three
years ago at WrestleMania, he saw the Undertaker get beaten by Roman
Reigns. After the match, Undertaker folded up his coat and walked up
the ramp like he was walking off into the sunset. Undertaker
probably should have done that after Brock Lesnar beat him. Still,
it was a beautiful, powerful moment. Undertaker ruined it by coming
back. Styles asks if it was ego. Whatever it was, it’ll cost him.
Styles wants Undertaker at WrestleMania.
A few years ago, he’d have been hesitant about calling Undertaker
out. Truth is he doesn’t see a monster or a phenom. He sees a broken
down old man named Mark Calaway! Undertaker should have retired 10
years ago when he was in his prime. Styles doesn’t know what keeps
him coming back, but he’s got a pretty good idea: his wife. It’s
Michelle McCool. Styles says Michelle McCool and the Undertaker are
married if people didn’t know. McCool plays Undertaker like a
fiddle. Whatever she wants, she gets even if it means her husband
has to walk to the ring and get hurt to get her what she wants. They
have a beautiful family, but she’s the most conniving person he’s
met in his life. The truth is the truth. Styles has some advice for
the Undertaker. Styles is a good guy. Styles says Undertaker’s wife
is going to run him into the ground, and Styles will help her.
Styles will make sure Undertaker dies in the ring at WrestleMania.
Styles says he will take the Undertaker’s soul at WrestleMania.
Styles will do exactly what his wife wants him to do. Styles
challenges Undertaker to a one-on-one match at WrestleMania. What
does Undertaker have to lose? He already lost his dignity, pride,
and mystique. Undertaker is just a broken down old man. They can
yell for Undertaker all they want. The people don’t give a damn
about the Undertaker. Styles tells Undertaker to accept the fight so
he can put the literal nail in his coffin.
Aleister Black will face Seth Rollins, next.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Cedric Alexander vs. Riddick Moss (c)
Moss quickly floors Alexander with a shoulder block. Alexander kicks
him back and charges, but Moss catches him and hits a fallaway slam
out of the ring. Moss gets him in the ring for a two count. Moss
applies a chin lock. Alexander hits a jawbreaker and kicks him back.
Moss quickly sends him to the apron, but Alexander boots him back.
Alexander hits a springboard flatliner for a near fall. Moss puts
Alexander on the apron, but Alexander knocks him back. Moss sweeps
the feet and hits a running shoulder in the corner. Moss follows up
with a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE 24/7 Champion: Riddick Moss
Edge will return later tonight.
MVP is in the ring when we come back from the break to see him
running down Washington, D.C. MVP says he’s transitioning from being
an in-ring competitor to an absolute brainiac. He’s tasted
championship gold and can help other get there. In order to build
his stable, he needs winners. MVP wants to build his stable with
Edge. Edge is an old friend of his that needs focus. With MVP’s
focus and leadership, he can make Edge a champion again. Edge just
has to focus and listen to him. They have that kind of relationship.
Edge’s SUV drives into the arena, and he steps out looks intense!
MVP says Edge is all business. MVP invites Edge to come out because
he has a proposition for him.
Edge’s music hits, and he comes out to a BIG pop! Edge gets in the
ring, takes the microphone from MVP, and says, “Randy! I need you to
grow a set and get your ass out here right now!” MVP asks what is
wrong with Edge. MVP says Edge is focusing on the wrong things and
asks how his wife is. Edge turns around and spears MVP! Randy Orton
all of a sudden gets in the ring and blindsides Edge! Edge fights
him off and hits Orton with an RKO!
Edge quickly goes outside and grabs a chair. Edge puts it in the
ring before getting another chair. Edge gets in the ring, but Orton
escapes. MVP tries to attack, but Edge takes him out with a head and
arm choke while wildly staring at Orton. Edge puts MVP on the chair,
shouts that this is Randy Orton, and crushes MVP with a
con-chair-to! The crowd loudly chants, “One more time.” Orton looks
stunned. Edge obliges the crowd and hits an unconscious MVP with
another con-chair-to. Orton is irate and stares down the ramp at
Edge. Orton leaves, and Edge soon chases after him!
The Undertaker and AJ Styles will have a contract signing for their
WrestleMania match next week on Raw.
Video Package: Triple H receives an Arnold Classic Lifetime
Paul Heyman is shown backstage. For 18 years, his client, Brock
Lesnar, has demonstrated that he is the single most dominant force
in WWE. The list of victims is endless: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins,
Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Stone
Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and even The Undertaker at
WrestleMania. No one has ever been so dominant for so long.
Drew McIntyre appears and says everything Paul Heyman just said is
true. No one has dominated quite like Brock Lesnar until he ran into
McIntyre. Just in case Lesnar thought the Royal Rumble elimination
was a fluke, he showed him last week on Raw that Lesnar has met his
match. McIntyre has learned not to make a claim or promise he can’t
keep. McIntyre says he will kick Lesnar in the face and pin him to
become the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion
of the World at WrestleMania.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will battle Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania
Charly Caruso catches up with Edge. Edge insanely asks where Randy
Orton is. Charly says Orton left the arena. Edge looks possessed.
Seth Rollins w/ Murphy vs. Aleister Black
The bell rings, and they lock up. Rollins applies a waistlock, but
Black takes him down. Black applies a front facelock. Rollins fights
out, but Black hits a pair of arm drags. Rollins quickly takes him
down and goes for a Stomp, but Black moves. Rollins then avoids
Black Mass. Black sends him out of the ring and feigns a plancha
before sitting crosslegged in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Rollins take Black down and apply
a chin lock. During the break, Rollins drove Black neck-first into
the top rope. Black fights up, but Rollins takes him down and pulls
him out on the apron. Rollins then knees him in the face. Rollins
punches away at him in the corner before posing. Black drops Rollins
on the apron. Rollins goes for a springboard, but Black moves. Black
takes him down with some strikes, sweeps the feet, and dropkicks him
in the head before kipping up. Black hits a springboard moonsault.
Murphy gets on the apron, but Black knocks him off. Rollins rolls
Black up for a two count. Black kicks him and hits a snap German
Suplex. Murphy breaks up the pin.
Winner by Disqualification: Aleister Black
Black takes Murphy down and attacks. Rollins attacks Black and calls
AOP down. AOP come down to the ring and double-team Black. They hit
a double-team powerbomb/neckbreaker combo. The Viking Raiders run
down and attack AOP. Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits run
down as well. The ring is cleared of Rollins and his cohort.
Montez Ford says we should make this an 8-man tag match in
Washington, D.C. The Viking Raiders and The Street Profits are up
and they want the smoke. Rollins agrees.
The Viking Raiders and The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins, Murphy,
Montez Ford will start against Murphy. Murphy kicks him back and
sends him to the corner, but Ford slingshots over him. Ford does
some flips and hits a dropkick. Angelo Dawkins tags in and hits a
shoulder block on Murphy for a two count. Akam and Ivar tag in. Ivar
punches and goes for a whip, but Akam forearms him. Ivar takes him
down and tags Erik in. Erik viciously knees Akam in the face. Ivar
tags in, and Akam takes him down. Seth Rollins tags in and punches
away at Ivar. Ivar blocks a whip and fights off a double-team. Erik
tags in and slams Ivar on Murphy for a near fall.
Footage is shown from earlier in the night of Rollins, Murphy, and
AOP viciously attacking Kevin Owens backstage.
Back to live action, Ford comes off the top rope, but Rezar catches
him and hits a fallaway slam. Akam tags in, and he knees Ford in the
chest before clubbing him down. Murphy tags in and punches Ford.
Murphy hits a snapmare followed by a chin lock. Ford fights up, but
he’s pushed into Murphy’s corner. Ford fights out and tags Erik in.
Erik hits Murphy with a shoulder block before hitting a head and arm
trap suplex. Erik kicks Rezar back before having a whip to the
corner reversed. Erik slingshots over him and dropkicks Rezar out of
the ring. Rezar catches him trying a suicide dive, and they stare at
each other. Murphy wipes out Erik with a meteora off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Erik still being beaten down.
Rollins tags in and lays Erik out at ringside. Erik soon sends
Rollins hard into the barricade. Erik gets in the ring, but he’s
stopped from making a tag. Murphy and AOP take out Erik’s partners
to prevent the tag. AOP get in the ring and viciously knee Erik in
the face for a near fall. Akam tags in and clubs away at Erik before
applying a chin lock. Rollins tags in and punches away at Erik
before applying a front facelock. Rollins shouts that no one is
getting the smoke. Erik fights up, but Rollins takes him down before
kicking Ivar off the apron. Erik quickly flips him over and knees
Rollins in the face.
Ford and Murphy are tagged in. Ford hits a springboard cross-body on
Murphy before giving dropkicks to the members of AOP and one to
Murphy. Ford hits a DDT, and they go to commercial in the middle of
the hot tag.
We come back from the break to see Rollins send Ford hard into the
corner. Rollins clubs Ford and mocks him. Ford rolls him up, but
Rollins quickly gets out and clotheslines him down. Rollins applies
a chin lock, but Ford fights up. Rollins clubs Ford and tags Murphy
in. Murphy hits a suplex for a two count. Murphy kicks Ford in the
back and applies a chin lock. Ford soon fights up, but Murphy hits a
back suplex. Murphy saunters around the ring, and Ford wipes him out
with a superkick.
Ivar tags in and turns Rollins inside out with a shoulder tackle.
Ivar wipes out AOP with a seated senton and a kick. Akam quickly
takes Ivar out over the top rope. Rollins superkicks Erik and hits a
falcon arrow, but Ford breaks it up. Murphy blocks a kick from Ford
and flips him. Ford wipes out Murphy with a kick. Akam slams Ford,
so Dawkins wipes him out. Akam takes Dawkins out, and Erik attacks
Akam. Erik viciously slams Rollins as he tried for a Stomp. Ford
tags in and hits a wild frog splash on Rollins, but Murphy breaks it
up. Dawkins throws Murphy out of the ring and punches him. AOP
catches Murphy. The Viking Raiders wipe them all out with stereo
suicide dives. Rollins takes Dawkins out with a springboard knee to
the head. Ford takes Rollins out of the ring and hits a summersault
senton on everyone!
Ford gets in the ring, and Rollins hits a Stomp out of nowhere to
pick up the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins, Murphy, and AOP
Kevin Owens all of a sudden pulls Rollins out of the ring. AOP
quickly attacks Owens and put him in the ring. Owens hits a Stunner
on Akam before knocking Rezar over the top rope. Owens hits Murphy
with a Stunner, and Rollins hits Owens with a Stomp. Rollins angrily
looks at Owens and hits a second Stomp. Rollins talks trash to Owens
and pulls him up for a third Stomp as the show comes to an end.