WWE Raw Results (2/24/20): Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens

February 24, 2020
Bell MTS Place
Winnipeg, Canada

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Randy Orton & Kevin Owens In-Ring Segment

Randy Orton: I need to apologize. I’m definitely not the most sentimental of men, but lately to say the least, my emotions have become unbalanced. This morning, once i’ve arrived to the venue, I was told that it’s been 15 years since Monday Night Raw had made it to Winnipeg. I would’ve been 24 years old. Thanks to the internet, I did a little research and I saw that, on that Raw 15 years ago, I was the Intercontinental Champion and I was also punched in the face by a certain man. A man who would eventually save me.

A man who would eventually save me from my self destructive tendencies. A man that I would eventually look up to. A man that I learned to love like a brother, his name was Adam. But all of you, all of you call him, Edge. If Edge was here tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, Edge couldn’t be here to tonight because what I did to him almost a month ago. Now, what I did to him, I wouldn’t expect you to understand. As a matter of fact, I know that from the bottom of my heart, none of you could ever understand why I did what I did. But what I did, I am very sorry for. I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart.

Kevin Owens: You know Randy, sorry I have to pause when they chant my name. But Randy, you know for the past few months, i’ve been dealing with delusional people. Of course i’m talking about AOP, their little buddy, Murphy and I can’t forget about The Monday Night Moron, Seth Rollins. But for tonight, i’m going to put that issue to the side, because tonight I have an issue with you. And because it seems like dealing with delusional people is a specialty of mine, I just heard you apologize for what you did to Edge. I heard that, right? Okay. Here’s the thing, I don’t think you mean it. So why don’t you drop the act and just tell us why you did it? You know, Matt Hardy came out here a few weeks ago and tried to get answers from you and instead all he got was a vicious beatdown, twice. So now, I’m here asking why did you do it?

Randy Orton: You don’t want to go down that road.

Kevin Owens: No, I think I really do want to go down that road. Because here’s the thing about Edge, man. You know, I’ve been a fan of WWE my entire life. And I remember what it felt like to sitting at home, watching Edge retire. And guess what? At that time, I was already wrestling for a living. I was grinding it out on the independent circuit, but my goal always was to make it to WWE. And I sat there and watched Edge, somebody who I looked up to my entire career retire. And I thought, man, not only does it suck for him, but it sucks for me and so many guys like me, who are growing up and looking up to him and hoping to one day to share a ring with him and now we won’t get to do it.

So at the Royal Rumble, when I watched Edge come out and make his return, I was back there waiting for own entrance in the Royal Rumble, but I wasn’t watching as a superstar, I was watching as a fan. If you see that look in his eyes, he got what he loved back. And to know that maybe one day, I would get the opportunity to step in the ring with him. But then the next night, you took it all away. So i’m going to ask you one more time, why did you do it?

Randy Orton: You think you know me? Your hero Edge, he thought he knew me, too.

Kevin Owens: That’s very clever, but you know what? You’re right, I don’t know you. In fact, the only thing that I know right now, is I think these people are pretty sick of watching us talk. And I think what they want to see, is the two of us fight, so why don’t we do that?

Randy Orton: You want a match with me, right here tonight, in Winnipeg? You want to fight me tonight? You know what? Owens, you’re on, but not right this minute.


First Match: Angel Garza w/Zelina Vega vs. Humberto Carrillo

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Garza with a side headlock takeover. OverHand Chop/Palm Strike Exchange. Garza rolls Carrillo over for a two count. Carrillo applies a hammerlock. Carrillo with a side headlock takeover. Garza regroups on the outside. Carrillo applies a side headlock. Carrillo drops Garza with a shoulder tackle. Garza drops down on the canvas. Garza leapfrogs over Carrillo. Carrillo lunges over Garza. Carrillo slips over Garza’s back. Garza goes for a SpringBoard Hurricanrana, but Carrillo lands back on his feet. Carrillo talks smack to Garza. Garza ducks a clothesline from Carrillo. Carrillo dropkicks Garza to the floor. Carrillo lands The Suicide Dive. Carrillo blasts Garza with a knife edge chop. Carrillo throws Garza into the ringside barricade. Carrillo with a Flying Axe Handle Strike off the barricade. Carrillo rolls Garza back into the ring. Carrillo hooks both legs for a two count. Garza reverses out of the irish whip from Carrillo. Carrillo with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count.

Carrillo goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash, but Garza counters with a Front Dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Carrillo avoids the turnbuckles. Carrillo with a RoundHouse Kick. Carrillo delivers a Missile Dropkick. Carrillo follows that with The Rolling MoonSault for a two count. Carrillo transitions into a ground and pound attack. Carrillo drags Garza to the corner. Garza negates The Aztec Press. Garza gets Carrillo tied in the tree of woe. Garza rips off his pants. Garza hits The PK. Garza with a SlingShot Reverse Suplex. Garza SuperKicks Carrillo for a two count. Garza applies an arm-bar. Carrillo with an Arm-Drag TakeOver. Carrillo ducks a clothesline from Garza. Carrillo with a Spinning Back Kick. Carrillo kicks Garza in the chest. Carrillo with a SpringBoard Arm-Drag TakeOver. Carrillo handstands on the ring apron. Garza delivers another superkick for a two count. Garza punches Carrillo in the back. Carrillo responds with a High Head Kick.

Carrillo and Garza are trading back and forth kicks on the ring apron. Carrillo repeatedly stomps on Garza’s face. Second Palm Strike Exchange. Carrillo kicks Garza in the ribs. Carrillo is trying to catapult Garza into the steel ring post. Garza lands The Triangle MoonSault. Garza has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Garza with a forearm smash. Carrillo with a Standing Spanish Fly for a two count. Carrillo is distracted by Zelina Vega. Garza uppercuts Carrillo. Garza with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. Carrillo drops Garza with a Step Through Enzuigiri for a two count. Rollup Exchange. Garza connects with the victory roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: Angel Garza via Pinfall 

Second Match: Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows w/The OC 

Gallows kicks Ricochet in the gut. Gallows punches Ricochet in the back. Ricochet dives over Gallows. Ricochet ducks two clotheslines from Gallows. Ricochet dropkicks Gallows to the floor. Ricochet lands The SomerSault Plancha. Ricochet is fired up. Ricochet rolls Gallows back into the ring. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Gallows counters with The Big Boot. Gallows with a running elbow drop across the back of Ricochet’s neck. Gallows with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Gallows talks smack to Ricochet. Gallows with a BackBreaker for a two count. Gallows fish hooks Ricochet. Gallows HeadButts Ricochet. Gallows uppercuts Ricochet for a two count. Gallows with clubbing elbow smashes. Gallows applies a rear chin lock.

Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Ricochet decks Gallows with a JawBreaker. Gallows goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ricochet with a High Knee Strike. Ricochet with a Tiger Wall Flip Kick. Ricochet follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet kicks Gallows in the face. Ricochet with two running forearm smashes. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Ricochet hits The Standing Shooting Star Press. Gallows fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Gallows SuperKicks Ricochet. Gallows goes for a PowerSlam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet SuperKicks Gallows. Ricochet connects with The Recoil. Ricochet lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Promo 

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. You know, for years people have been trying to come up with all these cute catchphrases, trying to brand themselves as WWE Superstars, as mainstream celebrities and here’s the point nobody seems to get. Brock Lesnar doesn’t need a catchphrase. The catchphrase regarding, Brock Lesnar is the fact that Brock Lesnar since 2002, every single time he wants to, reigns as your champion. Now, Brock Lesnar dawning the tights, lacing up his boots, and taking someone to Suplex City is a rare event. It doesn’t happen every night. So when it happens, it’s special. This Thursday, when Brock Lesnar lays waste to Ricochet, the master of the uppercut. That’s right Ricochet, Brock Lesnar owes you one. Imagine the beating Ricochet gets because Brock Lesnar feels like Brock Lesnar owes him one.

So when Brock Lesnar steps into the ring, this Thursday at Super ShowDown, by the very definition of Brock Lesnar wrestling, it’s special. But this Thursday is a hell of a lot more special than usual because the stakes have never been higher for a Brock Lesnar match. Why, you ask? And it’s a damn good question even for Canadian’s. No, thou shall not boo thy advocate. If Ricochet pulls off the miracle of miracles, if Ricochet somehow emerges victorious over Brock Lesnar, if Ricochet becomes the WWE Champion, then Ricochet goes on to main event WrestleMania and defend the WWE Title against Drew McIntyre. If that happens this Thursday, the consequences are groundbreaking. They are enormous and it will change everything about this years WrestleMania, if that happens.

If my aunt had balls, she be my uncle, well she doesn’t, so she’s not. So if can go out the window when Brock Lesnar takes Ricochet to Suplex City, F5’s Ricochet, 1-2-3 and Brock Lesnar goes on to WrestleMania. Ladies and gentlemen, i’ve only been wrong one spoiler in seven or eight years. This is not a prediction, this is a spoiler. At WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar is going to beat the crap out of Drew McIntyre, take Drew McIntyre to Suplex City, F5 Drew McIntyre and be done with Drew McIntyre once and for all. And you will all then realize, then, now, and forever reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar.

Third Match: Aleister Black vs. Erick Rowan 

Rowan launches Black to the corner. Black ducks a clothesline from Rowan. Black with rapid fire bodyshots. Rowan shoves Black. Rowan drops Black with a shoulder tackle. Rowan bodyslams Black. Rowan poses for the crowd. Rowan stomps on the midsection of Black. Rowan repeatedly drives his knee into Black’s back. Rowan with a Running Boot. Rowan goes for a PowerSlam, but Black lands back on his feet. Black sends Rowan tumbling to the floor. Black with a Big Boot. Rowan sweeps Black off the ring apron. Rowan drives Black into the time keepers area. Rowan with two short elbow drops. Rowan scores the elbow knockdown. Rowan HeadButts Black. Rowan with clubbing blows to Black’s chest. Rowan blasts Black with a knife edge chop. Rowan delivers another headbutt in the corner. Rowan whips Black across the ring. Rowan levels Black with a Body Avalanche.

Rowan blocks a boot from Black. Rowan with a corner clothesline. Rowan with a Flying Elbow Strike for a two count. Following the commercial break, Black is trying to build momentum. Rowan with a Uranage Slam for a two count. Rowan goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Black counters with a high knee strike. Black with an inside cradle for a two count. Black decks Rowan with a back elbow smash. Black with a running forearm smash. Black delivers his combination offense. Black sweeps out the legs of Rowan. Black with a Sliding Dropkick. Black hits The Quebrada. Black with a knee lift. Black drops Rowan with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count.

Rowan negates The Black Mass. Rowan avoids The Discus Elbow Smash. Rowan connects with The Jack Hammer for a two count. Rowan clotheslines Black for a two count. Rowan dumps Black out of the ring. Rowan tosses Black around the ringside area. Rowan resets the referee’s ten count. Black side steps Rowan into the steel ring steps. Rowan pulls Black out of the ring. Rowan HeadButts Black. Rowan transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rowan PowerBombs Black into the steel ring post. Rowan rolls Black back into the ring. Rowan checks on precious friend. Rowan gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Black plants Rowan with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Drew McIntyre Interview 

Truth TV With Special Guest: Lana & Bobby Lashley 

R-Truth: I like Drew McIntyre. But now, I would like to welcome all of y’all to the winter premiere of Truth TV. Okay, please welcome my guest, Monday Night Raw’s Power Couple, Bobby Lashley and Lana. Okay Winnipeg, what’s up? I’ll tell you what’s up, ever since I heard about this interview, hey, I got so many questions that I want to ask y’all, i’ve been working on it all weekend.

Lana: Truth, we’re not here for your stupid talk show. You have a scheduled match with my Bobby. Aww, look at him. Rusev Day is canceled.

R-Truth: Okay, my bad. The thing is, Lashley is really big. I rather ask him questions versus having a match with him. Like Bobby, have you seen Sonic The Hedgehog Movie?

Lana: Ring The Bell !!!

Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lana vs. R-Truth 

Truth needs to take jacket off, first. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Truth. Lashley repeatedly stomps on Truth’s chest. Lashley is choking Truth with his boot. Lashley whips Truth across the ring. Lashley with a corner clothesline. Lashley drops Truth with a FlatLiner. Lashley dumps Truth out of the ring. The referee tells Lana to back away. Truth slides back inside the ring. Truth with two haymakers. Truth ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Truth with two flying shoulder tackles. Truth follows that with a Spinning Side Slam. Truth hits The Five Knuckle Shuffle. Lashley negates The Attitude Adjustment. Truth kicks Lashley in the gut. Truth goes for The Scissors Kick, but Lashley counters with The Spear to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

The Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing 

Fifth Match: Angelo Dawkins w/Montez Ford vs. Buddy Murphy w/Seth Rollins 

Murphy starts things off with a V-Trigger. Murphy repeatedly stomps on Dawkins chest. Murphy with a running forearm smash. Dawkins reverses out of the irish whip from Murphy. Murphy with a Spinning Back Kick. Murphy kicks Dawkins in the chest. Murphy stomps on the left foot of Dawkins. Dawkins responds with a big haymaker. Dawkins side steps Murphy into the turnbuckles. Dawkins with two clotheslines.

Dawkins drops Murphy with a Spinning Elbow Strike. Dawkins hits The 360 Stinger Splash. Murphy launches Dawkins over the top rope. Murphy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Dawkins connects with The Sky High for a two count. Seth Rollins attacks Dawkins from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, Rollins pulls Murphy back into the ring. Montez Ford pokes fun at The Monday Night Messiah.

Winner: Angelo Dawkins via Disqualification 

Sixth Match: Seth Rollins w/Buddy Murphy vs. Montez Ford w/Angelo Dawkins 

Ford ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Ford unloads a flurry of right jabs. Ford dropkicks Rollins to the floor. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha. Ford shakes the top rope. Rollins regroups on the outside. Rollins kicks Ford in the gut. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Ford reverses the hold. Ford dropkicks Rollins. Ford with an arm-drag takedown. Ford applies an arm-bar. Rollins backs Ford into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Rollins with a straight right hand. Rollins blasts Ford with a knife edge chop. Ford dives over Rollins. Ford with a deep arm-drag. Ford unloads two dropkicks. Buddy Murphy stops Ford in his tracks. Dawkins shoves Murphy. The referee ejects Angelo Dawkins and Buddy Murphy from the ringside area. Rollins with clubbing blows to Ford’s back. Rollins argues with the referee. Ford rolls Rollins over for a two count. Rollins launches Ford over the top rope. Ford with a forearm smash. Ford follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count.

Ford clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Ford ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Ford dropkicks Rollins on the floor. Ford throws Rollins back inside the ring. Rollins nails Ford with a Standing Dropkick. Rollins throws Ford off the top turnbuckle. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Rollins goes for a Back Drop, but Ford lands back on his feet. Ford sends Rollins crashing to the outside. Ford with an inside cradle for a two count. Ford goes for more pinning variations, but Rollins continues to kick out. Rollins BuckleBombs Ford for a two count. Rollins PowerBombs Ford into the ringside barricade. Rollins has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Rollins talks smack to Ford. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ford is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins kicks Ford in the gut. Rollins goes for another BuckleBomb, but Ford counters with a Hurricanrana. Ford with two clotheslines. Rollins reverses out of the irish whip from Ford. Ford leapfrogs over Rollins. Ford drops Rollins with The Lou Thez Press. Ford hits The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Rollins goes for The SuperPlex, but Ford blocks it. Ford with an Apron Enzuigiri. Rollins goes for The Pedigree, but Ford counters with The DDT for a two count. Ford denies The SuperPlex. Ford with an Avalanche Sunset Bomb. Ford goes for The Frog Splash, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins connects with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

– Rhea Ripley Video Package.

WWE Super ShowDown 2020 Match Card 

1.) The New Day (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

2.) AJ Styles vs. Andrade Cien Almas vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Erick Rowan vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio In The Gauntlet Match For The Tuwaiq Trophy

3.) Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Steel Cage Match

4.) Bayley (c) vs. Naomi For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

5.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Ricochet For The WWE Championship

6.) Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy (c) vs. The Street Profits For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

7.) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Goldberg For The WWE Universal Championship

Seventh Match: Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Orton backs Owens into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Owens ducks a clothesline from Orton. Owens unloads three knife edge chops. Owens is throwing haymakers at Orton. Owens repeatedly stomps on Orton’s chest. The referee is trying to calm down Owens. Orton exits the ring. Owens throws Orton into the ringside barricade. Owens with a Running Cannonball Strike. Owens talks smack to Orton. Owens rolls Orton back into the ring. Owens climbs to the top turnbuckle. Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy and The AOP appear on the stage. Orton attacks Owens from behind.

Orton slams Owens head on the barricade. Orton sends Owens back first into the steel ring steps. Orton rolls Owens back into the ring. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp. Orton applies an arm-bar. Owens with forearm shivers. Orton kicks Owens in the chest. Orton applies a hammerlock. Orton sends Owens shoulder first into the steel ring post. Orton is mauling Owens in the corner. Owens SuperKicks Orton. The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders starts brawling with The Monday Night Congregation. Orton takes out the legs of Owens. Orton goes for The SuperPlex, but Owens blocks it. Owens with rapid fire bodyshots. Orton and Owens are trading back and forth shots. Owens HeadButts Orton. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb.

Owens knocks Seth Rollins off the ring apron. Orton clotheslines Owens. Owens slams Orton’s head on the top rope. Rollins continues to run interference. Orton kicks Owens in the chest. Orton connects with The IEDDT to pickup the victory. The referee was paid off by Seth Rollins to deliver a fast count. After the match, Rollins tells Orton to nail Owens with The Conchairto. Owens grabs a chair of his own. Owens tells Orton to bring it. Orton heads to the backstage area. The referee snatches the chair away from Owens. The ref was wearing a Monday Night Messiah T-Shirt. Owens connects with The Stunner. Owens PowerBombs the referee through a table to close the show.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez