Raw 7/27/2020: New Champion Crowned
Here's what's on top for tonight:
Randy Orton kicks off the show to announce his next target
Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match for a WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. The Viking Raiders vs. Andrade & Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega
WWE Raw Women's Championship Match (The title can change hands via pin fall, submission, count out, DQ, or by any interference): Asuka (champ) vs. Sasha Banks (WWE Women's Tag Team champ)
Non-Title Match (Drew McIntyre will choose stipulation): Drew McIntyre (WWE champ) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dominik comes to Raw to confront Seth Rollins
I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD!!! Randy Orton kicks off the show and makes his way to the ring. We see highlights of Orton taking out Big Show last week. Orton talks about his nicknames, his accomplishment, and his legacy. Orton says he does whatever he's wanted his whole career and that won't change. Orton says something is missing and that something is the WWE Championship. He talks about Drew McIntyre. Orton says he respects McIntyre but McIntyre has a problem because McIntyre has what Orton wants. Orton challenges McIntyre for a WWE Championship match at SummerSlam!! Orton says when he RKOs McIntyre, he'll never see it coming!
NIA JAX is here as Orton is leaving. The crowd boos heavily! She mentions Orton wanting to be champion. She woke up this morning wanting be WWE Raw Women's Champion. She claims she was screwed the last time she had an opportunity. She mentions how no one has seen Charlotte since she took her out. Here comes SHAYNA BASZLER!! Shayna says no one gives a damn what Nia wants. NIA ATTACKS!! THEY BRAWL!! A bunch of referees come out to separate them!
WWE Raw Tag Team champions The Street Profits are here! They talk about the number one contender's triple threat match coming up. They are ring announcing for the match.
#1 Contender's Triple Threat Match for a WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam
The Viking Raiders vs. Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Andrade & Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega
Andrade and Garza attack everyone before the match can begin!! We go to a commercial. Back from the break, the match is already in progress. The Street Profits are on commentary. Andrade and Garza are standing outside refusing to get involved in the match, After some back and forth between the Raiders and Ricochet/Alexander, the four of them turn their attention to Andrade and Garza and go attack them. Each team works on one of them. Things calm down and Andrade talks Ricochet into helping him team up on Erik. The alliance is short lived as Andrade breaks up Ricochet's cover. Ivar gets back in and he works on Andrade. Garza comes back in to stop Ivar's momentum but Erik comes back to even the odds. Raiders are in control as we head to another commercial....
Back from the break, Andrade and Garza are taking out the Raiders on the outside. Then they take out Ricochet and Alexander on the outside as well. In the ring, Andrade hits double knees on Erik in the corner for a near fall. (Side note: A pop up says Nia Jax will face Shayna Baszler later tonight). Ricochet is going wild on Garza and gets a near fall after a springboard clothesline. Everyone is in and brawling now. Erik goes to dive outside but Garza stops him with a kick to the face! IVAR HEADS TO THE TOP AND WIPES OUT EVERYONE ON THE OUTSIDE WITH A SENTON!! Back in the ring, GARZA HITS THE WING CLIPPER ON ALEXANDER FOR THE WIN @ 12:02!!! Good opening match with everyone getting some time to shine. Andrade and Garza will face the Street Profits for the gold at SummerSlam!! Andrade and Garza confront the Profits after the match and attack them!!
Backstage, Nia Jax talks to the referee with whom she's had problems with. You can't hear what they're saying which is probably a good thing. Her match against Shayna Baszler is next!
Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler
They waste no time brawling!!! Nia dumps Baszler over the top and the fight spills to the outside! Nia sends Shayna into the plexiglass multiple times!! THE REF COUNTS THEM BOTH OUT @ 0:44!! THE BRAWL CONTINUES!! SECURITY IS OUT TO TRY AND STOP THEM!! KIRIFUDA CLUTCH ON A SECURTIY GUARD!! NIA TAKES OUT A WWE OFFICIAL!! Baszler tries to get back in the ring but referees hold her back! Nia knocks Shayna off the apron to the floor. They're finally separated!
Commentary talks about everything going on between Seth Rollins and the Mysterio family. Dominik will confront Rollins tonight. We see highlights of everything.
Seth Rollins and Murphy are backstage. Rollins ask Murphy if he's with him. Murphy asks Rollins if he thinks Dominik will show up? Rollins thinks he will and says that the great good will move forward and says tonight will be different.
Backstage, Ruby Riott and Bianca Belair are talking to Mark Henry.
Here comes The Messiah!! Seth Rollins and Murphy make their way to the ring. Rollins talks about his victory over Rey Mysterio at Extreme Rules and his win last week over Aleister Black. He should be in a great mood but he's not! Rollins says Dominik is suppose to be here to confront him. Rollins says every time he tries to do something for the greater good, he gets interrupted. He mentions Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, and Aleister Black. He doesn't want to be the person who hurts people. Rollins say tonight will be different and doesn't want to have any confrontation or violence tonight. Rollins asks for Dominik to come out so they can talk man to man and do things the right way. Dominik comes out with a mic. He looks hesitant. Rollins tells him to come to the ring and promises he won't get hurt. Rollins has Murphy help him with the ropes. Dominik gets in the ring. Rollins wants to give Dominik the chance to get things off his chest. Rollins says he is here for Dominik and says he'll give him any help or guidance he needs. Rollins extends his arms for a hug and DOMINIK TACKLES ROLLINS!! ROLLINS AND MURPHY BEAT DOWN DOMINIK!! They throw Dominik into the barricade and into the announcer's table!! ROLLINS STARES AT THE STEPS AND ALEISTER BLACK IS HERE TO HELP!! Rollins and Murphy attack Black!! Black gets beat down outside the ring as well. ROLLINS STOMPS BLACK ON THE FLOOR!!! Rollins stares at the steps again and tells Murphy he knows what he needs to do!! Murphy questions Rollins and SLAPS MURPHY!! MURPHY DRAGS BLACK TO THE STEPS AND FORCES BLACK'S EYE INTO THE CORNER OF THE STEPS!!! Rollins says they're not done. They go to grab Dominik!! DOMINIK HAS A KENDO STICK AND HE STARTS WEARING OUT ROLLINS AND MURPHY!!! Rollins and Murphy bail and run!
Mustafa Ali is backstage and R-Truth comes to talk to him. Ali is on the VIP Lounge tonight. Truth asks if Ali is going after the 24/7 Championship. Ali says no and that he's focused on his match against Bobby Lashley. Truth calls Ali Mufasa and says he's getting his baby back tonight!
We see highlights of Mustafa Ali's return.
Time for the VIP Lounge. MVP has Bobby Lashley and 24/7 champion Shelton Benjamin with him. MVP says he tried to have a celebration with his boys last week and it didn't go as he planned. However, he did get to meet a individual referencing Mustafa Ali. MVP says Ali talks about chasing the light but he would like to help Ali see the light. MVP introduces Ali. MVP welcomes Ali. The Lounge is where you make good decisions and good things happen. Ali says him and his "little friends" put the Hurt Business out of business. Ali is happy to be back and on Raw. Ali is happy to try to become a "real" champion. MVP says a real champion like himself. MVP says that can happen if he does the right thing. Ali says he brain washed Lashley and Benjamin but that won't work with him. MVP says he isn't thinking clearly. MVP says he's going one on one with the CEO of the Hurt Business tonight. MVP says to not go down the road that Apollo Crews went down. MVP tells Ali to make a decision. Ali says no! TRUTH ATTACKS BENJAMIN!! Truth is unsuccessful in winning the 24/7 Championship and runs off. Ali vs. Lashley is next!
Bobby Lashley w/ MVP & Shelton Benjamin vs. Mustafa Ali
Lashley over powers Ali early on. Two minutes into the match and I don't think Ali has had one offensive move. It's all Lashley! The crowd boos!! TOZAWA AND THE NINJAS TRY TO WIN THE 24/7 CHAMPIONSHIP BUT ARE UNSUCCESSFUL!!! Lashley is busy beating up ninjas outside and Ali takes him out with a suicide dive on the outside as we go to a commercial. Back from the break, Lashley is pummeling Ali in the ring. Lashley sends Ali into the post on the outside and Ali makes it look amazing with his selling!! Lashley keeps breaking the count. This has gone on way toooo looonnnggg!! Lashley hits an elevated flat liner and then goes for a Dominator but Ali slides out of it!! Ali finally has offense when he hits a tornado DDT out of the corner. ALI GOES FOR THE 450 BUT LASHLEY MOVES AND ALI ROLLS THROUGH. LASHLEY LOCKS IN THE FULL NELSON AND THAT'S IT @ 12:33!! That felt twice as long!! Poor Ali!! The man just returned last week and then he only gets like five offensive maneuvers in this match. The same result could of been accomplished in half the time.
Dolph Ziggler is interviewed backstage and he doesn't care what stipulation Drew McIntyre chooses. Ziggler says Randy Orton will have to wait because he wants the WWE Championship.
We get highlights of Asuka vs. Sasha Bank from The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Bayley and Sasha Banks are out and Banks gets a mic. Banks says Stephanie McMahon is the biggest bully of them all. Banks says Stephanie is just jealous because they run the whole damn company. Bayley says they lead by example. Bayley explains her actions at Extreme Rules and says she did what any role model would do. They claim to have changed the game and they'll keep all the gold. They claim Asuka is the "Empress of Nothing".
WWE Raw Women's Championship Match
The title can change hands by pin, submission, count out, DQ, or any interference
Sasha Banks (WWE Women's Tag Team champ) w/ Bayley (WWE Smackdown Women's champ & WWE Women's Tag Team champ) vs. Asuka (champ) w/ Kairi Sane
Before the match starts, Kairi runs Bayley to the back to even the playing field. They trade kicks early as Banks talks trash. Asuka isn't having it and takes control. Multiple kicks by Asuka and she hits a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Asuka locks Banks in an arm bar but Banks makes it to the ropes. Asuka charges Banks in the corner but Banks avoids it and targets Asuka's leg. BACK STABBER OUT OF THE CORNER BY BANKS!! Near fall. Banks locks Asuka in a single leg crab to continue working on the leg. Banks keeps working the leg but Asuka kicks her off and Banks goes to the outside. Banks decides she wants to take the title and leave. Banks tries to pull an Eddie Guerrero and toss Asuka the title and act like Asuka used it but THE REF SEES THE WHOLE THING!! Not too smart by Banks. Asuka takes Banks out with a kick to the head as we go to a commercial...
Back from commercial, Banks continues to work on Asuka's leg. Asuka had a brief opening but she missed a hip attack and Banks goes back to the leg work. BANKS HITS A METEORA BUT ASUKA KICKS OUT AT 2!! Banks locks Asuka back in the single leg crab and keeps working the leg. Banks charges Asuka in the corner but eats an elbow but Asuka tries to build some momentum. Asuka briefly locks in a knee bar on Banks. Banks hits double knees in the corner and goes to the top. BANKS JUMPS INTO A CODE BREAKER BY ASUKA!! Asuka locks in the ankle lock and converts it into a trapped leg German suplex!! HIP ATTACK BY ASUKA FOR A NEAR FALL!! Banks hits a frog splash for a near fall and transitions it into the BANK STATEMENT!! Asuka tried to counter into the Asuka Lock but Banks avoided it and threw Asuka out of the ring. They fight outside and Banks drops Asuka knee first on the announcer's table!! Asuka barely beats the count back in. Banks argues with the ref about the count before talking trash to Asuka. Asuka tries a roll up but BANKS LOCKS HER IN THE BANK STATEMENT!!! Asuka counters in an ankle lock! Banks gets out of it but Asuka is in control. ON THE TRON, BAYLEY IS BEATING THE HELL OUT OF KAIRI SANE BACKSTAGE!!! ASUKA LOOKS CONFLICTED ON WHAT TO DO!! ASUKA GOES TO BACK TO HELP KAIRI!!! ASUKA GETS COUNTED OUT @ 19:46!!! BANKS WINS THE TITLE!!! BAYLEY COMES TO CELEBRATE WITH BANKS AS ASUKA TENDS TO KAIRI. This is another instance of a great match between these two but the finish sucks.
Charly Caruso is backstage waiting outside the trainer's room to get an update on Kairi Sane. Bayley and Sasha Banks are here to gloat. They leave and Asuka comes out of the trainer's room SCREAMING PISSED!!
Commentary says they would like to pay their respects to Regis Philbin. Great video package!! RIP REGIS!! My condolences to the Philbin family!
Murphy vs. Humberto Carrillo
Murphy attacks right away. Carrillo turns the tide and hits some chops followed by a springboard back elbow. Carrillo connects with a springboard kick and a dive through the ropes to the outside. Back in the ring, Carrillo heads up top but Murphy pushes him off to the floor outside. In the ring, Murphy stays in control and gets a near fall. Carrillo catches Murphy with a super kick to the face and both men are down. They trade some strikes and Carrillo gets the better of the exchange. Carrillo goes up top and hits a missile drop kick to the back of the neck. Near fall. Carrillo up top again and Murphy rolls to the apron. Murphy fights back and avoids disaster. Carrillo comes off the top into a knee strike from Murphy! MURPHY'S LAW FOLLOWS AND IT'S OVER @ 6:38!! Average match here.
Highlights from Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Drew McIntyre talks to Mark Henry backstage. You can't hear what they're saying. McIntyre vs. Ziggler is next!
Before his match, Drew McIntyre wants to address Randy Orton's comments. McIntyre says it's official because he accepts. McIntyre isn't going to pretend to have the pedigree or championship reigns that Orton has. He calls Orton the biggest threat to his title. McIntyre says everyone probably thinks he's the underdog and he hopes Orton thinks McIntyre is the underdog. McIntyre says he may not see the RKO coming but Orton will damn sure see the Claymore coming. Now to Dolph Ziggler...HERE COMES DOLPH before McIntyre can say anything. MCINTYRE ANNOUNCES THEY WILL HAVE AN EXTREME RULES MATCH!
Extreme Rules Match
Drew McIntyre (WWE champ) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph hits a quick punch and then immediately goes to the outside for a chair. McIntyre chases him and Ziggler sends him into the ring post and then the barricade. McIntyre quickly turns things around and LONG DARTS ZIGGLER INTO THE PLEXIGLASS BREAKING IT!! McIntyre then wears out Ziggler with a kendo stick!! McIntyre throws Ziggler back in the ring along with some chairs and a table. McIntyre leans the table in the corner and hits Ziggler with a chair. McIntyre goes for another chair shot but Ziggler low blows him!! Ziggler gets his own kendo stick and returns the favor. McIntyre finally takes the kendo stick from Ziggler. ZIGGLER JUMPS OFF THE APRON BUT MCINTYRE CATCHES HIM AND RUNS WITH HIM AND SPEARS ZIGGLER THROUGH THE BARRICADE!!! Commercial time!
Back from the break, McIntyre is in control in the ring throwing Ziggler with suplexes. McIntyre goes the top and takes out Ziggler. Kip up by McIntyre. Ziggler counters the Future Shock DDT and hits a Fameasser! Both men battle on the top turnbuckle and McIntyre superplexes Ziggler! McIntyre sets up for a Claymore BUT ZIGGLER COUNTERS AND HITS A ZIG ZAG FOR A NEAR FALL!! MCINTYRE IS UP AND HITS CLAYMORE SENDING ZIGGLER THROUGH THE TABLE THAT WAS SETUP IN THE CORNER!!! 1...2...3 @ 14:33!!! McIntyre celebrates and RKO OUTTA NO WHERE!!! Orton stares at the WWE Championship and holds it while he stands over McIntyre to end the show!!
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