WWE Raw kicks off with a clip honoring the men and women of the
United States army.
WWE Performance Center
May 25, 2020
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Live at the Performance Center, NXT stars are at ringside as glass
surrounds the ring ramp.. And in the ring itís Kevin Owens.
The KO Show
He welcomes everyone to Raw and he welcomes the NXT super stars. He
calls some of them the future of WWE. He says they are lucky because
he is taking on Angel Garza later on in a match. But heís here to
discuss the womenís triple threat match where the winner will take
on Asuka at Backlash. Owens welcomes the WWE Raw womenís champion
She gets in the ring and chants ďBeckyĒ. Owens says sheís not just
The Man now but sheís the mom. He congratulates Asuka on becoming
champion and Asuka talks to him in Japanese. He asks for her
reaction from last week where we see Asuka and Sane in the ring and
Sane plays the flute. Out came Nia Jax who interrupted it all. Jax
says Asuka will be replaced by someone far more worthy of that
championship, herself. Cut to backstage where Jax attacked Sane
which was followed by Asuka attacking Jax.
Back in the ring, Asuka starts talking in Japanese again. Owens
looks at her and nods his head. Out comes Charlotte Flair. In comes
the NXT womenís champion.
Owens hands her a feather from her robe which she dropped. She tells
Asuka that the Raw womenís championship should have been handed to
her. She tells Asuka that at WrestleMania 34 or SmackDown, Asuka
never beat her. The NXT stars make some noise.
Out comes Natalya. She gets in the ring and she says she is here to
apologize for her temper tantrum that she had last week. She says
she doesnít know why she did what she did as the NXT stars applaud.
Flair says not even sucking up to Owens will help her win the match.
Flair tells Asuka she should have told Naty that she was irrelevant
and out comes Jax.
She stands on stage as the audience jeers. She says everyone knows
she will be the next Raw womenís champion. She walks down to the
ring as Owens says he can see where this is going and he leaves the
ring. Jax tells Asuka she will bulldoze her at Backlash. Owens tells
Asuka not to hit Nia in the face and thatís what Asuka does.
Flair knocks down Natalya as they fight and Asuka gets Jax out of
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Apollo Crews. She asks if he is
ready mentally to defeat Andrade. He tells her tonight is the
greatest night of his professional career because tonight he will go
out and defeat Andrade and become the new United States champion.
WWE United States Championship match Ė Andrade (c) with Zelina Vega
vs. Apollo Crews
The bell rings and we are under way. A take down by Crews as he gets
Andrade in the corner and the referee breaks it up. Angel Garza is
watching backstage. Crews gets Andrade back in the corner and stomps
on him. He sends Andrade to the ropes and a back elbow. He goes for
the cover but Andrade kicks out. Crews with a vertical suplex. He
goes for the cover but again Andrade kicks out. A right hand by
Andrade but Andrade fakes the bigt boot and hits him with the
That gets a reaction from the crowd as Andrade goes for the cover
but Crews kicks out. Andrade goes for the Hammerlock DDT but a back
drop by Crews. He lifts Andrade up as Vega gets on the ring apron.
Andrade goes to clothesline Crews butr Crews ducks and Andrade
stomps before hitting Vega. Crews with a kick as Andrade knocks Vega
off the ring apron.
WWE officials are at ringside checking on Vega. As Crews gets on the
ring apron, Andrade knocks him down. He throws Crews into the
barricade. He throws Crews back in the ring and goes for the cover
but Crews kicks out. Andrade with an arm bar on Crews as the NXT
stars are cheering Crews on. Crews gets back to his feet and a right
hand by Crews followed by a clothesline.
Crews gets Andrade in the corner. He sends him slamming into the
opposite corner and the big splash by Crews. He gets Andrade in the
corner again but the United States champion kicks him away. Andrade
sits on the top rope but a right hand by Crews slows him down. Crews
gets on the top rope but Andrade trips him up in a tree of woe.
Andrade jumps and stomps on Crews. He goes for the cover but the
challenger kicks out. Zelina Vega at ringside cheers Andrade on.
Kayla is backstage and she asks Garza about his match. He says itís
like making love to a beautiful women. First there is the eye
contact which sends a message. Second, thereís a moment between two
bodies coming together and the passion is overwhelming.
Back in the ring, Andrade is in control as he hits Crews with the
double knees. He goes for the cover but Crews kicks out. A kick to
the thigh by Andrade as he starts to work on Apolloís left knee. He
grabs his leg but Crews with a jumping enzuigiri. He lifts Andrade
up and drops him followed by a standing moonsault. He stands up and
Crews with a standing shooting star press. He goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winner: New WWE United States Champion, Apollo Crews
Charly is in the ring with Crews as she asks him what itís like to
win his first title in WWE. He says when he first started on this
journey, everyone told him he couldnít do it/. They looked and
laughed in his face. But he never gave up. Itís been 11 years of
sacrifice, hard woork, dedication and discipline and he can finally
say he won his first WWE title. And he knows when his body gave up
against Andrade, people thought thatís it, he blew his chance. But
he never gave up, he never quit. And now he can stand in the ring
and say to the whole world that he is the new United States
We see Andrade smashing and breaking things backstage.
Seth Rollins is backstage holding Rey Mysterioís mask.
Seth Rollins says tonight is a night for celebration because he is
here and he is better than he has every been. And thatís all thanks
to one man. Seth raises Reyís mask as we see the clip of Seth
attacking Rey from a few weeks back.
Rollins says a few weeks ago, he was in a dark place and Mysterio
offered himself for the greater good. And he canít imagine the pain
Rey went through as his eye pressed against the steel steps. Rollins
says he doesnít know what the future holds for Rey Mysterio but if
that act was his final act as a WWE superstar, it was a courageous
one. Because it allowed them to move forward into the future. And in
comes Murphy and Ausdin Theory. He says Murphy and Theory understand
what its like to be underutilized and underappreciated. And under
his guidance, their ceilings are limitless.
Murphy says he has faced obstacles in his career. And he needed a
mentor, he needed a leader. He needed the Money night Messiah to
lead him into the future. And for that, he thanks Seth Rollins.
Theory says when he came to Raw, he thought he had friends. But when
they abandoned him, the Monday night Messiah found him. And for
that, he thanks Seth. Rollins 4 says they are welcome but this is
just the beginning of a wonderful night because later this evening,
they get to show Rey first hand the goodness that he has brought to
Raw. He says they will make examples out of Carrillo and Black.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Flair. She tells Flair she could be
a double champion if she wins tonight and at Backlash. Flair says
she is the most consistent and prolific womens champion in WWE
history. It doesnít matter how many titles or wins, itís math. She
raises the bar for every female in this division and no one else
In comes WWE Raw Womenís Champion Asuka parading her title. She
talks to Flair in Japanese and she tells Flair in English that red
is not her color.
The IIconics are in the ring. Royce says she has to apologize since
last week she cost them an opportunity. Billie says she is the one
that has to apologize. She got caught up in her emotions and slapped
her and it makes her sick to her stomach that she hurt her. They
have come very far together. Royce agrees with her and says they
grew up together. They signed their WWE contracts together. They won
the WWE tag team championships at WrestleMania together. They never
even had an opportunity to defend those titles.
Royce says they should still be the womenís tag team champions. They
put down Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as champions and out come the
Bliss says they have had every opportunity. They complained, took
cheap shots and they got them. But they blew it. Cross says they had
chances. Royce tells her she doesnít get to talk. She needs to stand
there and look grateful. Cross says they are telling her to stand
there and be grateful? They have both taken the same steps to become
champions. She says she left Glasgow with nothing when she came to
WWE. She had no one. She had to scratch and claw for everything
while Royce and Kay had each other.
Cross says Alexa gave her respect and was there for her while she
was an outcast. Whatís gunny is their friendship.; She says they are
the womenís tag team champions and that is because Alexa stops her
from bouncing off the walls. She helps her focus. And she canít name
anything more iconic than that. The IIconics attack Bliss and Nikki.
They take out Alexa and double team Cross. They throw Alexa shoulder
first into the turnbuckle. With both women down, Royce and Billie
grab the WWE womenís tag team championships and raise them in the
MVP is backstage and in comes Lana. He asks her if thereís something
he can help her with. She tells him they need to talk as MVP uses
his phone. He looks at her and says no they donít as he walks away.
A picture tribute for Shad Gaspard airs.
VIP Lounge with MVP and WWE champion Drew McIntyre
MVP is in the ring. He welcomes everyone to the VIP lounge and he
would like to extend a very special welcome to the Performance
Center trainees as the tab is on him. But the VIP lounge probably
wonít be the only night club open in town much longer. But it is the
only one that can boost the superstar power of the current WWE
champion. O as he likes to call him, the soon to be former WWE
champion. He welcomes the soon to be former WWE champion, Drew
McIntyre to the ring.
Drew McIntyre gets in the ring and throws out all of the furniture.
He says now that they got that out of the way, MVP where is he. MVP
asks who? Drew asks is he under the ring, backstgage? MVP says he
doesnít have to be worried. No contract, no contact. He says the
Full Nelson wonít happen tonight, next week or the week after. That
will be saved for Backlash. But for him to remember the last time he
got on the VIP Lounge.
MVP says he offered his guidance to become the WWE champion. Drew
says he remembers that. MVP says he remembers trying to be a friend
and him repaying him with a Claymore Kick to the face. Drew says to
just call it the Claymore. MVP says itís irrelevant. As he was flat
on his back, at the end of the Claymore Kick, he had two thoughts.
One, Drew will become WWE champion. And two, when Drew loses the WWE
championship, he will personally play a role in that outcome.
He says it took Lashley 13 years and after 13 years, Lashley has a
WWE championship opportunity and thatís because of him. Drew says 13
years! It took him 19 years to get his first WWE championship
opportunity. MVP shrugs it off. Drew says he was at the main event
of WrestleMania and he beat Brock Lesnar and he beat him in five
Drew says he doesnít think Lashley will be lucky. But he remembers
when he was on the VIP lounge. He doesnít need anyone thinking for
him. He doesnít need anyone talking for him. And he doesnít need
someone like him kissing his ass. Thereís one thing Lashley says
that caught his attention last week. The only way he will ever take
the title from him is by taking it from his cold dead hands. MVP
says that could be arranged.
Bobby Lashleyís music hits and out comes the challenger. MVP calls
him the future WWE champion. MVP turns around and Drew hits MVP with
the Claymore as Lashley drags MVP out of the ring. Lashley triers to
get in the ring but MVP pushes him away.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Natalya. As she is talking, Natalya
says she has to grab her call. She tells TJ she is human, she
apologized for her temper tantrum. She tells him she doesnít need
this right now, she has to focus on her match. Charly says they are
out of time as Natalya looks disappointed.
Kevin Owens is making his way down to the ring as Angel Garza
Angel Garza with Zelina Vega vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings and Garza goes after Kevinís leg. Garza gets Kevinís
leg up in between the ropes and beats on it. Garza grabs Owens but
Owens reverses it into a DDT. Owens with a clothesline. Owens tries
to run but he stops as his leg hurts and Garza hits him with a super
kick. Garza goes for the cover but Kevin Owens kicks out. Garza
places Owens on the top rope as Garza climbs the second rope. Owens
with a headbutt and down goes Garza.
Kevin Owens on the top rope and a senton off the top rope onto Garza
and both men are down. A chop to the chest by Owens as he sends
Garza to the ropes. He goes for the pop up powerbomb but Owens canít
land it. Garza lands the Wing Clipper. He goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winner: Angel Garza
Owens gets to his feet as Garza attacks the leg after the match. NXT
stars jeer Garza as he and Vega walk to the back.
We see a history of the rivalry involving the Street Profits and the
Viking Raiders. A clip from earlier during the day is shown where
the two teams are playing golf. The Street Profits are much better
than the Viking Raiders as the Viking Raiders start throwing the
clubs and missing the ball. The golf attendant kicks them all out
due to loud noise.
They go play mini putt where once more the superior team is the
Street Profits. The Viking Raiders wreak havoc on the course. Viking
Raiders with a score of 144 while the Street Profits finish with 28
as the Viking Raiders celebrate. The Street Profits tell them that
in golf, the team with the lowest score wins.
An alligator comes on the range as the Viking Raiders start to pull
red cups and a piece of chicken.
Back in the arena, MVP is with Lashley and in comes Lana. She offers
MVP a bag of ice. She apologizes for what happened and she calls
Drew a monster. She hands him the piece of ice as MVP asks her if
she thinks itís a joke. He tells her she needs to understand that
Lashley has his first WWE championship opportunity in 13 years. What
they need to do is send a message back to Drew right now. He gives
her back the piece of ice as both men walk away. Lana slams the bag
of ice on the floor.
Murphy and Austin Theory with Seth Rollins vs. Humberto Carrillo and
The bell rings and itís Carrillo and Theory in the ring. Both men
exchange right hands as Theory gets Carrillo in the corner. Murphy
is tagged in and he stomps on Carrillo. Theory s tagged in, they go
to double team Carrillo but Carrillo takes out both men and throws
them to the outside. Black is tagged in and he runs to the ropes but
Theory and Murphy move out of the way as Black flips backwards and
sits in the middle of the ring.
Carrillo flies off the top rope onto both men. Theory is thrown back
into the ring as Black delivers kicks and drops Theory down. A
flying kick by Black. He goes for the cover but Theory kicks out.
Black with an arm bar and Carrillo is tagged in. Carrillo on the top
rope and he jumps on Theory. An arm bar by Carrillo but Theory with
a right hand. He runs towards Carrillo but Carrillo knocks him away.
Carrillo knocks Rollins off the ring apron as Theory takes advantage
of it. He slams Carrillo down. Theory goes for the cover but
Carrillo kicks out. Murphy is tagged in. Carrillo takes him down.
Theory and Black are both tagged in and Black knocks Theory down and
in comes Murphy but kicks and punches to Murphy. Theory goes to kick
Black but Black moves out of the way and Theory kicks Murphy in the
face. Black with kicks of his own onto Theory. In comes Murphy and a
springboard moon sault by Black onto both men.
Carrillo is tagged in. Black climbs the top rope, Murphy pushes him
down and Carrillo knocks Murphy down. Theory hits Carrillo with the
ATL. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Murphy and Austin Theory
After the back, Black is thrown into the time keeperís area. Rollins
directs traffic as he tells Theory and Murphy that Carrillo has to
learn. They drag Carrillo towards the ring steps. Black is in the
ring with a chair as Seth tells him not to move or Carrillo loses an
eye. He says he knows they want to fight for Rey Mysterio but Rey
was sacrificed for the greater good. But they need to back off as
Seth tells Black to drop the chair and Black drops the chair.
Rollins tells Black to get the chair out of the ring and Black kicks
it away. Rollins tells Black not to make him sacrifice the two of
them the way he was made to sacrifice Rey Mysterio. Murphy and
Theory throw Carrillo as Seth grabs the mask as they all walk away.
Edge is backstage, he tells Randy that maybe he was basking in the
WrestleMania glory but it doesnít happen often. Orton threw the bait
and he bit. And now he finds himself doubting his ability. Can he
hang? He was retired for 3212 days. In that time, Orton competed in
1126 matches. He did the research. And now he is looking at it and
he realizes that he has to prove himself to himself. Strangely, he
wants to thank Randy because he made him contemplate things that he
had buried very very deeply. The same night, he got home and he
watched the first installment of the Last Ride documentary. And he
watched himself talking about when is it time to hang up the boots.
Edge says and now here he is. He says dead man, he gets it. He tells
Randy that if he wants to doubt his wrestling ability, he has hung
with the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle, Eddie Guerrero,
Owen Hart, Mr. Perfect, Davey Boy Smith, the list goes on. Every
style he adapted. Hen it was his job, he pulled people up to his
He says he taught guys how to get to the next level. That was part
of his job and he was damn good at it. He was a fiver tool work
horse for the company. He knows Randy is paying attention,
everything he said was in the past tense. Because he doesnít know if
he can do any one of those things anymore. But at Backlash, he is
going to dig to the very depths of his soul to try.
The Street Profits and the Viking Raiders are backstage. The Viking
Raiders tell the Street Profits that they let them win at golf, the
same way they let them win at basketball. The Street Profits say
they can pick the next activity. The Viking Raiders challenge them
to bowling as they walk away.
MVP and Lashley come in. MVP tells the Street Profits that they
would rather golf than act like champions. He and Lashley were just
leaving because they donít respect clowns. They ask MVP about his
face because he took a trip to Claymore country. MVP says a Claymore
is extremely devastating but he rolls with Lashley. MVP challenges
the Street Profits to a match against himself and Lashley tonight.
And if they are up for it, to bring the smoke.
Triple Threat womenís number one contender match: NXT Womenís
Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya vs. Nia Jax
WWE Raw Womenís Champion Asuka is doing commentary. The bell rings
and we are under way. Charlotte takes Natalya down and Jax gets
Flair in the corner. Jax pushes Natalya away and Flair with a big
boot but Jax with a power slam. Jax lifts Natalya and slams her on
top of Flair. Jax goes for a leg drop but Flair and Natalya move out
of the way. They send Jax shoulder first into the turnbuckle as Jax
falls to the outside. Flair with a head lock take down on Natalya
but Natalya reverses it into a head scissor.
Both women back to their feet and a head lock take down by Natalya
but a leg scissor reversal by Flair and Natalya gets out of it.
Another head lock by Natalya as Flair sends her to the ropes and a
shoulder block by Flair takes Natalya down. Jax gets on the ring
apron but Flair knocks her down. Flair gets on the ring apron but
Jax drags her to the outside and hits her with a clothesline.
Jax clears the announce desk as Flair hits her from behind. Natalya
goes for a baseball slide but Jax moves out of the way and drags
Natalya to the outside. Flair grabs the hood of the announce desk
and hits Jax with it. Jax gets back up and grabs the hood away from
Flair as Flair gets on the ring apron. Jax gets on the ring apron
and both women fight. Flair with the chops to the chest. Flair goes
for a kick but Jax blocks it. She tries to lift Flair but Natalya
blocks it. Flair goes down as her and Natalya lift Jax up and power
bomb her through the announce table.
Back from commercial, Asuka throws Jax into the ring. Natalya with
an arm bar on Jax but Jax gets to her feet. Jax lifts Natalya up and
slams her. Flair with a kick to the face on Jax. She goes for the
cover on Natalya but a kick out. Flair throws Natalya to the
outside. Flair gets on the top rope and lands the moon sault. She
goes for the cover but Jax kicks out. Natalya climbs the top rope
and a cross body on Flair. She goes for the cover but Flair kicks
out. Jax with a clothesline on Natalya.
Jax with a clothesline on Flair. Shje sends Natalya into Flair in
the corner. Jax tries to lift both Natalya and Flair up but Natalya
punches her away. Flair throws Natalya to the outside. A forearm to
the face by Flair. She attacks the left foot of Nia Jax. Flair goes
for the figure four and locks it in. She bridges into the figure
eight but Natalya breaks it up. Natalya drops Flair and she gets her
in the sharpshooter. Jax grabs Natalya and she lands the
Flair with a big boot on Jax. She goes for the cover but Natalya
breaks it up. Natalya goes to throw Flair to the outside but Flair
reverses it and throws Natalya to the outside. Flair with a kick
onto Jax. Natalya gets on the ring apron as Flair knocks her down.
Flair climbs the escond rope but Jax with right hands followed by a
Jax climbs the second rope and goes for a suplex but Natalya gets
under Jax and goes for a powerbomb. Natalya powerbombs Jax as Jax
suplexes Flair down. Natalya goes for the cover on Jax but Jax kicks
out. Natalya goes for the cover on Flair but Flair kicks out.
Natalya throws Flair to the outside. She goes for the sharpshooter
on Jax but in comes Flair and she goes for the roll up on Natalya
but Natalya kicks out. Flair with the figure four on Natalya but Jax
with a leg drop on Flair.
Flair goes to the outside. Jax lifts Natalya and hits her with the
Samoan drop. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Nia Jax
Drew McIntyre is walking backstage and heís stopped by Braxton. He
tells her he already has a speech as he was just about to leave. He
says he didnít plan to hit MVP with the Claymore. Braxton asks him
if heís aware of the tag team match involving The Street Profits
against MVP and Bobby Lashley. McIntyre says he forgot something in
the locker room and he has a strange feeling he wonít find it until
Bobby Lashleyís match is over.
We see a clip of WrestleMania from last month where Rob Gronkowski
won the 24/7 Championship. They air a video of R-Truth saying that
Tom Brady is not the 24/7 champion but itís Rob Gronkowski. He says
shame on Rob for winning that title. He says he will tackle any
football man out there to win that championship. R-Truth puts on
football shoulder equipment.
Rob Gronkowski cuts a promo saying heís a nice guy. He says he knows
R-Truth fought hard for the title but thatís in the past. He is the
present and future. He says he is prepared to fight anytime, any
place. He tells R-Truth he has eyes on the back of his head as he
places his sun glasses on the back of his head.
MVP is asked why he would want to compete after being his with a
Claymore earlier tonight. He points at Bobby Lashley and says thatís
Ric Flair cuts a promo about how he has participated in more great
wrestling matches than any man to ever walk the aisle. He says they
asked him about the outcome of what many consider to be the greatest
wrestling match ever, Edge vs. Randy Orton. Ever since he stopped
jet flying and limousine riding, the greatest wrestling performer
has been Randy Orton. The man who will beat Edge at Backlash.
We see a clip of Undertaker The Last Ride documentary.
Liv Morgan says her biggest stumbling block in life has been her own
self worth. She never felt good enough. She remembers being 6 years
old wondering what this big thing in life had in store for her. And
she didnít know if she would hit the sun or crash and burn. But she
finally found the WWE and got her first piece of wrestling gear with
her name on it. She might not know all the answers because life
keeps changing all the questions but what what she does know is she
is alive and she is going to fulfill what she is destined to be. She
is living her best life.
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits vs. MVP and Bobby
The bell rings and we are under way. Ford is in the ring with
Lasley. Lashley runs towards Ford but Ford rolls under Lashley. Ford
with a head lock but Lashley sends him to the ropes and hits him
with a shoulder block. Lashley runs to the ropes and grabs Ford. He
gets him in the corner and slams hims down onto the mat. He goes for
the cover but Ford kicks out.
Lashley throws Ford into the corner. MVP is tagged in and right
hands by MVP. Ford with right hands of his own but MVP gets him back
in the corner and Lashley is tagged in. A big spear into the corner
on Ford. Lashley lifts Ford and goes for a suplex but Dawkins is
tagged in. A double drop kick takes Lashley to the outside. Ford
flies over the top rope as heís tagged back in but he lands on his
feet. He gets back on the ring apron but Lashley pushes him off the
ring apron and onto the barricade.
On the outside, Lashley lifts Ford and slams him into the ring post.
Back from commercial, MVP is in the ring with Ford and right hands
by MVP. Lashley is tagged in. Lashley with elbows as he knocks
Dawkins off the ring apron. Lashley goes for the cover on Ford but
Ford kicks out. Lashley throws Ford to the outside and MVP is tagged
in. MVP throws Ford into the ring steps. MVP goes for the cover but
Ford kicks out. MVP with a modified arm bar. Ford fights out of it
but heís sent into the corner.
MVP goes for a big boot but Ford moves out of the way. Ford with a
big right hand takes MVP down as Dawkins is tagged in. Angelo with
clothesline to MVP taking him down. A spinning elbow followed by a
single leg take down. He sends MVP into the corner and a spinning
splash followed by the bulldog.
Dawkins with a right hand knocks Lashley onto the outside. Ford
throws Lashley into the barricade. Ford is tagged in and a spine
buster by Dawkins. Ford with a huge splash on MVP. He goes for the
cover but in comes Lashley and he gets the Full Nelson on Ford. The
referee counts to five as Lashley doesnít break it up and the
referee calls for the bell.
Winners: By disqualification, The Street Profits
Drew McIntyreís music hits and out comes the WE champion. Drew gets
in the ring and the Glasgow Kiss by Drew as both men brawl onto the
outside of the ring. The fight gets back into the ring. The referee
calls for back up from the back and in come WWE Performance Center
trainees. Drew gives them both the Glasgow Kiss. He turns around and
Lashley hits him with the spear.
The referee calls for more trainees to the ring. More come in but
Lashley and Drew beat them up and continue to fight each other. More
trainees get in the ring to break it up and they finally do.