WWE Raw Results (6/1/20): Drew McIntyre vs. MVP

June 1, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Seth Rollins Promo 

Tonight, is a huge night on RAW, there are a lot of things going on. Here in a few moments, I will have a match with Aleister Black. Now, Aleister seems to be a bit, shall we say, confused about things in regards to Rey Mysterio. And he’s left me no choice, but to enlighten him, myself. Now as for Rey Mysterio, Rey will be on this program later on tonight to speak to all of you. And I know it’s going to be very difficult for Rey, but my gut tells me that he’s not going to be able to bring himself to formally announce his retirement. And that’s understandable. So, I have taken it upon myself to handle that formality for Rey Mysterio, myself.

Now, look, if you know Rey Mysterio as well as I know Rey Mysterio, he’s too tumble, he’s too modest to come out to this ring, and to call himself a legend. So, it is my duty, as a leader, to come out here and appreciate Rey Mysterio, appreciate the fact that Rey was chosen as a sacrifice for the greater good of Monday Night Raw. Now, look, let’s stop for a moment, let’s let that sink in, this is a moment that will live in time, forever. Rey Mysterio was chosen as a sacrifice, for the greater good of Monday Night Raw. If that is not legendary, then I don’t know what is. Now, it’s true that Rey Mysterio, is without a doubt, the greatest luchador who has ever lived. Rey has transcended, language and border. Rey is undoubtedly a legend.

But beyond that, Rey is a kind and generous man. In my darkest hour, Rey presented himself to me, he allowed himself to be sacrificed for the greater good, so that I can be the man who stands before you today, preparing to lead Monday Night Raw into the future. And it is my duty to appreciate Rey Mysterio, properly. And so, to honor the end Rey Mysterio’s career, I have prepared a video package. So, let’s all take a moment, to admire and enjoy, the greatness that is, Rey Mysterio. What an amazing career for Rey Mysterio. Now, look, Rey is undoubtedly a first ballot hall of famer. And Rey, I want you to know, that when your time comes, it would be my honor to personally induct you into the WWE Hall Of Fame.

MVP & Lana Backstage Segment 

First Match: Seth Rollins w/Buddy Murphy and Austin Theory vs. Aleister Black w/Humberto Carrillo 

Black is throwing haymakers at Rollins before the bell rings. Black drops Rollins with a Mid-Kick. Rollins regroups on the outside. Black kicks the left hamstring of Rollins. Black ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Black punches Rollins in the back. Rollins is pissed. Test Of Strength. Black unloads a series of bodyshots. The referee calls for a clean break. Rollins with a forearm smash. Black sweeps out the legs of Rollins. Rollins avoids The Sliding Knee Strike. Rollins talks strategy with Buddy Murphy and Austin Theory. Rollins pulls Black out of the ring. Black ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Black with a Mid-Kick. Black tosses Rollins back into the ring. Rollins dropkicks Black. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins pie faces Black. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Rollins blasts Black with a knife edge chop. Rollins follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Rollins stands on the left shoulder of Black. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Rollins hammers down on the back of Black’s neck. Rollins with a blistering chop. Black answers with heavy bodyshots. Rollins drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Rollins whips Black across the ring. Rollins dropkicks Black. Rollins uses the middle rope as a weapon. Rollins toys around with Black. Black with two haymakers. Rollins kicks Black in the gut. Rollins dumps Black out of the ring. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rollins sends Black to the corner. Black blocks a boot from Rollins. Black kicks Rollins in the chest. Black dives over Rollins. Standing Switch Exchange. Black dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Black goes for a German Suplex, but Rollins counters with a Deep Arm-Drag. Black drops Rollins with The RoundHouse Kick. Rollins sends Black crashing to the outside. Humberto Carrillo arrives with a steel chair. That leads us to a big standoff on the outside. Rollins has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Rollins repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Rollins is choking Black with his boot. Rollins punches Black in the back. Rollins talks smack to Black. Black is displaying his fighting spirit. Rollins buries his knee into the midsection of Black. Rollins goes for a dropkick, but Black holds onto the ropes. Black applies a waist lock. Rollins punches Black in the jaw. Black responds with The Big Boot. Rollins hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Rollins kicks Black in the back of the head. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash. Black avoids The SpringBoard Clothesline. Black with two haymakers. Black scores the elbow knockdown. Black delivers his combination offense. Black with a Sliding Knee Strike. Black pops back on his feet. Black hits The Quebrada for a two count. Rollins uses the turnbuckles to create separation. Rollup Exchange. Black with a RoundHouse Kick. Black follows that with a Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Rollins negates The Black Mass. Standing Switch Exchange. Rollins decks Black with a back elbow smash. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins SuperKicks Black. Rollins connects with The Falcon Arrow for a two count.

Rollins goes for The Frog Splash, but Black gets his knees up in the air. Rollins and Black are trading back and forth shots on the ring apron. Black violently kicks Rollins into the steel ring post. Black lands The Orihara MoonSault. Black goes for The SuperPlex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins sends Black crashing into the canvas. Rollins lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Black avoids The Curb Stomp. Black appliesThe Arm-Bar. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Black’s face. Rollins PowerBombs Black. Rollins goes for a SpringBoard Knee Strike, but Black counters with The V-Trigger. Black is loading up The Black Mass. Black gets distracted by Murphy and Theory. Carrillo pulls Murphy and Theory off the ring apron. Pier six brawl ensues on the outside. Rollins with a school boy rollup for a two count. Black connects with The La Magistral to pickup the victory. After the match, Murphy and Theory starts ganging up on Black. Black calls Rollins a coward. Rollins plants Black and Carrillo with Two Curb Stomps.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Shawn Michaels Promo 

– Video package on the Drew McIntyre/Bobby Lashley Rivalry.

Kayla Braxton Interviews Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens 

Kayla Braxton: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the new WWE United States Champion, Apollo Crews. Apollo, congratulations on defeating Andrade last week to become the new United States Champion. Now, how was your first week as champion been like?

Apollo Crews: Oh, feeling so good. The list of feelings, it just goes on and on. I mean, there’s appreciation, there’s humility. But overall, it’s just still so surreal to me that I am standing here, your new United States Champion.

Kayla Braxton: Now, Apollo, your championship reign will have an interesting start, as you will defend your title against an opponent of your choosing, tonight. Have you decided who that’s gonna be?

Apollo Crews: You know, Kayla, the list of feelings that I’ve been carrying around this last week isn’t the only one, there’s a whole long list of superstars that I would love to face for this championship. But the superstar that I am choosing tonight, this superstar is truly deserving. And his name is Kevin Owens.

Kevin Owens: Apollo, first of all, before anything else, congratulations.

Apollo Crews: Thank you, I appreciate that.

Kevin Owens: Yeah, and you know what? Speaking of appreciating things, I appreciate the offer you just made me, I really do. And I’m certainly not one to turn down title opportunities here in WWE, especially when quite frankly, it’s been too long since i’ve had one. But I got to tell you, the only problem I have is after last week, after what happened with me and Angel Garza, I kinda feel like this is coming almost out of pity.

Apollo Crews: Pity? Okay, hold on. Look, there is absolutely no pity about it. This is all about respect, Kevin. All about respect.

Kevin Owens: Well, you know what then? I guess Angel Garza is gonna get what’s coming to him soon enough. If this is about respect, that’s great, but I have to tell you, I do feel bad about it.

Apollo Crews: What do you feel bad about, Kevin? You deserve this.

Kevin Owens: Yeah, I’m not worried about whether or not I deserve it, I know I deserve it. I deserve it for every ounce of blood, sweat, and tears i’ve poured into this place for over the last five years, that’s not the issue. What I feel bad about, is now, your first title reign, it’s gonna be a really short one, bud.

Second Match: Apollo Crews (c) vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE United States Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Crews goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Owens holds onto the ropes. Crews leapfrogs over Owens. Crews drops down on the canvas. Crews dropkicks Owens for a one count. Crews applies a side headlock. Owens backs Crews into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Owens reverses the hold. Crews sends Owens across the ring. Owens drops Crews with a shoulder tackle. Crews pops back on his feet. Owens dropkicks Crews. Owens clotheslines Crews over the top rope. Crews runs out of harms way. Crews is throwing haymakers at Owens. Owens reverses out of the irish whip from Crews.

Owens avoids The Apron MoonSault. Owens with a Cannonball Senton off the apron. Owens tosses Crews back inside the ring. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Crews negates The Pop Up PowerBomb. Owens dodges The Pump Kick. Owens kicks Crews in the gut. Did Crews suffer a groin injury? Crews will continue to fight. Rockers Punches. Pier six brawl on the outside. Forearm Exchange. Owens HeadButts Crews. Crews responds with The Big Boot. Crews PowerSlams Owens for a two count. Crews goes for The Olympic Slam, but Owens counters with The Deep Arm-Drag. Owens SuperKicks Crews for a two count.

Owens follows that with The MoonSault for a two count. Owens goes for The Pop Up PowerBomb, but Crews lands back on his feet. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews connects with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Crews with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews unloads Two Stinger Splashes. Owens tells Crews to bring it. Owens side steps Crews into the turnbuckles. Owens SuperKicks Crews. Owens goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Crews gets his knees up in the air. Andrade Cien Almas and Angel Garza storms into the ring which forces the referee to call off the match. It’s Holla, Holla, Playa Time!

Match Result: No-Contest, But Still WWE United States Champion, Apollo Crews 

Third Match: Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Angel Garza w/Zelina Vega 

Almas and Crews will start things off. Almas applies a side headlock. Crews sends Almas across the ring. Crews drops Almas with a shoulder tackle. Crews is throwing haymakers at Almas. Almas repeatedly stomps on Crews chest. Slugfest in the corner. Crews is distracted by Garza. Almas attacks Crews from behind. Almas kicks Crews in the face. Almas applies a front face lock. Garza tags himself in. Garza punches Crews in the back. Garza applies a side headlock. Crews with heavy bodyshots. Crews sends Garza to the corner. Garza side steps Crews into the turnbuckles. Crews kicks Garza in the face. Garza dropkicks Crews in mid-air.

Garza throws his pants at Owens. Garza fishhooks Crews. Garza applies a front face lock. Almas tags himself in. Almas kicks Crews in the ribs. Almas stomps on the midsection of Crews. Almas with a Sliding Dropkick. Forearm Exchange. Almas drives his knee into Crews chest. Almas tags in Garza. Garza kicks the left hamstring of Crews for a two count. Garza goes for The Wing Clipper, but Crews lands back on his feet. Owens and Almas are tagged in. Owens charges towards Garza. Garza delivers a sucker punch. Almas kicks Owens in the gut. Almas repeatedly stomps on Owens chest. Almas applies the single leg crab. Almas stops Owens in his tracks.

Second Forearm Exchange. Owens ducks a clothesline from Almas. Owens blasts Almas with a knife edge chop. Owens with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Owens with a Rebound Lariat. Owens follows that with a Senton Splash. Owens is distracted by Garza. Almas dropkicks Owens. Owens tags in Crews. Crews goes for The Military Press Slam, but Almas lands back on his feet. Almas kicks Crews in the gut. Almas with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Crews responds with The Olympic Slam. Garza clip the injured left knee of Owens. Crews with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Almas rolls Crews over for a two count. Crews connects with The Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews plants Almas with The Toss PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Apollo Crews & Kevin Owens via Pinfall 

The Viking Raiders & The Street Profits Bowling Game 

Fourth Match: Nikki Cross w/Alexa Bliss vs. Billie Kay w/Peyton Royce 

Quick shoving contest after the bell rings. Cross ducks a clothesline from Kay. Cross drops Kay with a Running Crossbody Block. Cross repeatedly slams Kay’s head on the canvas. Kay drives her knee into the midsection of Cross. Cross slams Kay’s head on all four top turnbuckle pads. Crows headbutts the midsection of Kay. Cross dropkicks Kay for a one count. Kay uses her feet to create separation. Kay connects with The Shades Of Kay for a two count. Kay argues with the referee. Kay repeatedly stomps on Cross chest. Kay is choking Cross with her boot. Kay hits The Wrist Lock Suplex for a two count. Kay is distracted by Bliss. Cross rolls Kay over for a two count.

Cross with forearm shivers. Kay with a forearm smash for a two count. Kay applies a rear chin lock. Cross gets back to a vertical base. Cross with heavy bodyshots. Kay drives her knee into the midsection of Cross. Kay with The Pendulum BackBreaker. Kay follows that with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Kay is displaying her frustration. Kay talks smack to Cross. Cross with forearm shivers. Cross ducks a clothesline from Kay. Cross with a Running Clothesline. Cross levels Kay with a Body Avalanche. Cross follows that with a Running Bulldog. Cross with a shoulder block from the ring apron. Cross nails Kay with a Rebound Dropkick. Cross goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Kay ducks out of the way. Kay connects with The SitOut SpineBuster to pickup the victory.

Winner: Billie Kay via Pinfall 

Rey Mysterio Medical Update 

Tom Phillips: Rey, I understand the circumstances, and we appreciate you taking some time to give us an update on your eye. Speaking of which, how is your eye, and when could we expect to see you back in a ring on Monday Nights?

Rey Mysterio: Tom, although my eye is still recovering, I’m sorry, man, but I don’t have that answer. We still don’t even have a time table on when or if I could return. And right now, honestly, it all depends on how fast I could recover, but there’s something that really worries me. If an affection were to set in, that could be the end of my career.

Samoa Joe: Now, Rey, I’ve competed against you for several years now. And excuse me for being blunt, but Seth Rollins threw a retirement ceremony earlier tonight for you. Are you here on Raw to retire tonight?

Rey Mysterio: Joe, I really don’t know, man. I mean, I don’t even know if it’s up to me anymore. You know how difficult eye injuries could be. I mean, I could be cleared to compete in a few weeks or I could never be cleared to compete in the WWE again. It’s defintiely an answer that we just don’t know yet, but it has been a question that I’ve been thinking about for some time now.

Samoa Joe: Rey, this gets back to my point. Considering the severity of the eye injury, I mean, is there anything at all that you would like to address about the retirement ceremony earlier tonight?

Rey Mysterio: As a matter of fact, I do, Joe. You know, for a messiah, Seth clearly carries a lot of negativity with him. And carrying so much negativity can be a true burden for any man. And for Seth to be saying that I was chosen as some sort of sacrifice? Come on, Joe. I wasn’t chosen by a higher power, Seth made a clear decision to try to blind me and ruin my career.

Dominic Mysterio: What my dad is trying to say, Seth Rollins is no messiah, he’s barely even a human being. Something needs to be done about him, some from this family. No, how can I chill? He tried to end your career. And now he’s out there lying about how he was forced to do it. That’s a bunch of BS, and we both know that..

Rey Mysterio: Tom, Joe, I would like to take this time to thank everyone for reaching out and for their concerns. That truly means the world to me and to my family. I know you guys are looking for an official statement on Seth Rollins Retirement Ceremony, so here it is. Seth Rollins, damn you for everything you put my family through. My wife, Angie. My son, Dominic. And my daughter, Aliyah. All, helplessly watched as you shoved my eye into the steps. They watched blood run down my face. And they saw the man, that protects and provides for them, suffer. And you go around saying that, I cried like a baby when the cold metal met my flesh. Seth, I truly am a man of forgiveness, I really am. But, Seth, I will never forgive you for what you’ve done to me, and what you put my family through. Damn You, Seth Rollins.

Dominic Mysterio: Seth Rollins, you’re a man of scripture. Well, an eye for an eye.

Fifth Match: Nia Jax vs. Kairi Sane w/Asuka

Sane dropkicks Jax. Sane with rapid fire haymakers. Jax toys around with Sane. Sane slaps Jax in the face. Sane tees off on Jax. Jax drops Sane with a shoulder tackle. Jax slings Sane across the ring. Sane applies The Sleeper Hold. Sane with clubbing blows to Jax’s back. Sane unloads Three Axe Kicks. Sane with The Spinning Back Fist. Jax HeadButts Sane. Jax goes for a Bodyslam, but Sane counters with The DDT for a two count.

Sane walks the plank. Sane hits The Sliding D. Sane prepares for The Insane Elbow. Jax regroups on the outside. Jax avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Jax slams Sane’s face first on the ring apron. Jax throws Sane into the steel ring steps. Jax tosses Sane back into the ring. Jax connects with The Leg Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax stares down Asuka. Jax heads to the backstage area.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Randy Orton Promo

For the past few months, I’ve woken up at home, sat on the couch, poured a cup of coffee, and watched the WWE Network. And I’ve caught up on The Undertaker’s Last Ride Documentary, Chronicle, Arrival, 360, 24, hell, I even caught up on Ride Along. The one thing that every WWE Superstar seems to have in common, is that they think Ric Flair is the greatest to ever do it, I agree. But, then last week on Monday Night Raw, I tuned in of course, and I saw Ric Flair. I saw the wheeling dealing, kiss stealing, jet flying, limousine riding son of a gun, and you know what he said? He said that, in his opinion, Randy Orton is the best to ever lace up a pair of boots.

And you know what, Edge, you’ve said the same. But do you know what else you said? Two weeks ago on Raw, you said right to my face that I didn’t have a passion for this business, that I was handed everything, that I was content, that I just did it for the pay check, that I was complacent, that I was comfortable, and you know what? You’re right, what can I say. You’re right. And you can’t stand that for 20 years, I have phoned it in, and I have half fast it, and I still accomplished more than you or anyone else in that locker room has accomplished.

You scratched, you clawed to make your way here. You scratched, and you clawed, and you had to pretend to be the heroes from your childhood to get here. All I had to was be Randy Orton, all I had to do was wake up, lace my boots, and get in that ring, to prove that I am the best. At BackLash, i’m gonna do the same. At BackLash, what very well could be the greatest wrestling match ever, I am going to prove that I am better than you. At BackLash, Edge, I set the bait, you bit, and now your story book ending, is going to be rewritten, by the three most destructive letters in sports entertainment, RKO.

Charlotte Flair Promo 

Who said that? Shut your mouth. All of you, respect your NXT Women’s Champion, because this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House, I will defend my championship, in a triple threat match, against Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley. Now, these two women are who every single one of you aspiring WWE Superstars should want to be like and know, I mean, you share the gym, you share the locker room, you share this performance center. I mean, I am rooting for every single one of you. I want one of you to be the next Rhea Ripley.

I want one of you to be the next Io Shirai. I want one of you to stand up to the throne, so that I can make you bow down. So, speaking of bowing down, I know a woman who has a history of bowing down, and that’s our Raw Women’s Champion, Asuka. So, did you know that Asuka was the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble Winner? Did you know that Asuka had the longest undefeated streak in the history of the WWE? Did you know that Asuka is a grand slam champion, which means she’s been the Raw, SmackDown, NXT, and Tag Team Champion. It seems like the empress, wants to be like the queen.

Fifth Match: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte applies a wrist lock. Asuka reverses the hold. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Charlotte escapes The Asuka Lock. Asuka avoids The Big Boot. Charlotte dodges a RoundHouse Kick. Asuka shoves Charlotte. Quick shoving contest. Charlotte kicks Asuka in the gut. Charlotte slams Asuka’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Charlotte rocks Asuka with a forearm smash. Charlotte unloads four knife edge chops. Asuka reverses out of the irish whip from Charlotte. Asuka goes for The Running Hip Attack, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Charlotte blocks a boot from Asuka. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte follows that with a knee drop. Charlotte works on the left leg of Asuka during the commercial break.

Charlotte transitions into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte hooks the outside leg for a two count. Charlotte poses for the crowd. Charlotte with a Seated Senton across the injured knee of Asuka. Asuka rolls Charlotte over for a one count. Charlotte chop blocks Asuka. Charlotte with clubbing knee smashes. Asuka decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte answers with a forearm smash. Charlotte punches Asuka. Asuka avoids The Draping Knee Drop. Charlotte with a straight right hand. Charlotte toys around with Asuka. Asuka is pissed. Asuka with forearm shivers. Asuka delivers her combination offense. Charlotte kicks the injured knee of Asuka. Charlotte is bleeding from the mouth. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the face. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Charlotte denies The Running Bulldog. Asuka connects with a Release German Suplex. Asuka SuperKicks Charlotte.

Asuka follows that with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Asuka dives over Charlotte. Charlotte goes for The Natural Selection, but Asuka counters with The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Asuka transitions into a Triangle Choke. Charlotte responds with The Boston Crab. Asuka rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Asuka applies The Knee Bar. Charlotte with a Release German Suplex. Asuka dodges The Big Boot. Asuka with a waist lock go-behind. Charlotte decks Asuka with a back elbow smash. Asuka answers with a Spinning Back Kick. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Asuka follows that with another Triangle Choke. Charlotte connects with The SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Asuka negates The Figure Eight. Charlotte delivers The Big Boot. Asuka tumbles to the floor. Nia Jax performs Asuka’s entrance. Asuka gets counted out. After the match, Jax clotheslines Asuka.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Count-Out 

Updated WWE Backlash 2020 Match Card 

1.) Edge vs. Randy Orton

2.) Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

3.) Braun Strowman (c) vs. The Miz & John Morrison in a Two On One Handicap Match For The WWE Universal Championship

4.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship

Sixth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. MVP w/Bobby Lashley 

Lana arrives before the bell rings. McIntyre sends MVP to the corner. McIntyre unloads a flurry of strikes. McIntyre blasts MVP with a knife edge chop. Quick slugfest in the corner. McIntyre with rapid fire haymakers. McIntyre punches MVP in the back. McIntyre follows that with a blistering chop. MVP reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. MVP goes for a Hip Toss, but McIntyre counters with a short-arm clothesline. McIntyre tells MVP to get up. McIntyre HeadButts MVP. MVP regroups on the outside. McIntyre is distracted by Lashley.

MVP sends McIntyre face first into the steel ring post. MVP throws McIntyre into the ringside barricade. MVP delivers The Helluva Kick for a one count. MVP kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre clotheslines MVP. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from MVP. McIntyre drops MVP with The Big Boot. McIntyre follows that with a Flying Clothesline. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre is loading up The ClayMore. Lashley pulls MVP out of the ring. McIntyre lands The SomerSault Plancha. McIntyre is fired up. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley gets McIntyre trapped in The Full Nelson Lock to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez