WWE Raw Results (8/24/20): Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy vs. Rey Mysterio & Dominik

August 24, 2020
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Drew McIntyre & Randy Orton Segment 

Drew McIntyre: Welcome everybody to the first Raw from the WWE Thunderdome. And I want to try something, this is cool, this is different. Can I get a thumbs up from everybody in the Thunderdome? How cool is that? What a difference. You know what else is cool? Last night, at SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre versus Randy Orton, the biggest challenge i’ve had to date against one of the greatest superstars of all-time, one of the most evil men on the planet. And I stand here, still, WWE Champion. But Randy, do you want to know the secret, of how I did that, how I pulled it off? It’s simple. I’m hungrier than you. I work harder than you. When the chips are down, when superstars go missing, Drew McIntyre steps up, rolls up his sleeves, puts his head down, and pushes forward because I am so damn proud to be WWE Champion.

Also, i’m this way because of my dream. I know what it’s like to go through hard times. I know what it’s like to feel desperate. To wonder where your next pay check is coming from. And some people watching this right now know exactly what I’m talking about. Randy Orton has never had that feeling. Always so protected, always so coddled, I understand why. So naturally gifted no matter how many mistakes Randy made, everybody made sure, his inner circle made sure that he made it to the top. The scary thing is, he was great when he started, he got better. And as much as I can’t stand the man, right now, he’s the absolute best. But, last night, Drew McIntyre was that much better.

Let’s go back to Backlash, this got my brain going, actually, didn’t Randy win a match? You know what, I’ll just speak to you, Randy. Hey, Randy, I know you’re watching. Randy, didn’t you win a match called the greatest wrestling match ever, and then start bragging about how you’re the greatest wrestler ever? It’s kinda funny because, last night, I didn’t just beat you, I beat you with a wrestling maneuver, so what does that make, Drew McIntyre, man? Man, i’m loving this Thunderdome. Now, i’m looking forward to my next opponent, i’m looking forward to my next challenge, there’s no way Randy Orton is just gonna let this one go. So mate, if you want to step up again, if you want to get in the ring with Drew McIntyre, that’s fine. I will do the one thing I didn’t get to do last night. I’ll kick your damn head off and i’ll send your ass to ClayMore Country.

Randy Orton attacks McIntyre on the stage. Orton and McIntyre are brawling in the gorilla position. Orton rakes the eyes of McIntyre. Orton delivers Two Punt Kicks to close the segment.

First Match: Bayley w/Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler 

Nia Jax is watching the match from the stage. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baszler applies a wrist lock. Bayley gathers herself in the corner. Bayley with a waist lock go-behind. Baszler applies a double wrist lock. Bayley goes for a drop toe hold, but Baszler stands still. Baszler works on the right shoulder of Bayley. Baszler hits Sole Food on the right shoulder of Bayley. Bayley regroups on the outside. Baszler talks smack to Sasha Banks. Bayley kicks Baszler in the gut. Bayley hammers down on the back of Baszler. Bayley grapples around Baszler. Bayley with two side headlock takeovers. Baszler whips Bayley across the ring. Baszler with two forearm knockdowns.

Baszler with a Pump Knee Strike. Bayley rolls Baszler over for a two count. Baszler applies a Triangle Choke. Baszler is distracted by Sasha. Bayley attacks Baszler from behind. Bayley with clubbing blows to Baszler’s back. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Baszler’s chest. Bayley with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bayley toys around with Baszler. Bayley pulls Baszler down to the mat. Bayley with a running elbow smash across the back of Baszler’s neck. Bayley hits The Sliding Lariat for a two count. Baszler delivers her combination offense. Bayley dumps Baszler out of the ring. Nia Jax pulls Baszler off the ring apron which causes the disqualification. After the match, Baszler and Jax are brawling around the ringside area. The Golden Role Models encourages Jax. Baszler and Jax suddenly switches their focus to The Golden Role Models.

Winner: Shayna Baszler via Disqualification 

The Kevin Owens Show With Special Guest: Aleister Black 

Kevin Owens: Oh, look at everybody clapping, this is wonderful. Thank you for that introduction. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the very first edition of The Kevin Owens Show, inside WWE Thunderdome. This is pretty great, it’s always special when I get to host The Kevin Owens Show, but this makes it even better. And something else, that’s very special is my guest, because this isn’t somebody you’d expect to see on The Kevin Owens.

But, he and I, we’ve had a common enemy these past few months, and we haven’t seen him in a little while. So, i’m very pleased to bring out my guest, returning to Monday Night Raw, tonight, Aleister Black. Let’s have a seat. First of all, thank you very much for being here, I really appreciate it. Obviously we haven’t seen you in awhile, like I mentioned earlier. And, you know, I think I speak for everyone when I say, we’ve been quite concerned with what happened to you, after Murphy shoved your eye into those stairs. I have to ask. How are you doing? How’s your eye? How’s that healing up?

Aleister Black: Why don’t we just show it? Let’s show the footage. It’s fine, I’ve seen it a million times, let’s roll it.

Kevin Owens: All right, if you want. Gentlemen, in the truck, could you work your magic and show us the footage, please? Look, man, I think I know exactly what you’re feeling, okay, because Seth Rollins and his disciples, whatever he wants to call them, they can get under your skin, they could get in your head. They did it to me, they made me question why I was even here at one point, okay. It’s not just me, you know. Ask Rey, Ask Dominik, it’s something Seth loves to do. And, look, like I told Ric Flair a few weeks ago, I’ve done a lot of terrible things to a lot of people in my career, but I’ve tried to take a different path. And let me tell you, Seth Rollins is not like that. The reason why I didn’t want to show it, is because every time you show that footage, every time you look at it. Dude, are you oaky? Hey, can we get some help.

Black drops Owens with The Spinning Back Elbow Smash. Black plants Owens with The Black Mass to close the segment.

Second Match: Shelton Benjamin (c) vs. Cedric Alexander vs. R-Truth vs. Akira Tozawa w/The Ninja Club In A Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE 24/7 Championship

Benjamin drops Tozawa with a running knee. Benjamin bodyslams Tozawa. Truth scurries into the cover for a two count. Benjamin repeatedly stomps on Truth’s back. Alexander rolls Benjamin over for a one count. Alexander with a basement dropkick. Alexander pops back on his feet. Alexander unloads a flurry of shots. Benjamin reverses out of the irish whip from Alexander. Alexander dives over Benjamin. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Benjamin launches Alexander over the top rope.

Alexander with a forearm smash. Benjamin responds with a Pump Knee Strike. Truth is throwing haymakers at Benjamin. Truth kicks Benjamin in the gut. Benjamin avoids The Lie Detector. Benjamin kicks Truth in the gut. Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Tozawa gets in the way. Ninja Club catches Tozawa in mid-air. Ninja Power. Truth launches Benjamin over the top rope. Ninja Club prevents Benjamin from getting back into the ring. Tozawa rolls Truth over to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE 24/7 Champion, Akira Tozawa via Pinfall 

Randy Orton & Keith Lee Segment 

Randy Orton: For the longest time, I have done what I wanted, when I want to do it, to whoever I want to do it too. But, at SummerSlam, last night, that wasn’t the case, now was it. I promised all of you, that I was going to RKO Drew McIntyre, kick him in the skull, and take his title, but I didn’t. Now, you can call me a lot of things, that list is a pretty long list, but one thing I am, one thing I will forever be is, a man of my word. I promised each and everyone of you, that I would kill the legend of Edge, Christian, Big Show, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels.

And that’s exactly what I did, because I am The Legend Killer. Now, Drew McIntyre, you come out here earlier, and the opportunity presents itself, and I took that opportunity, and I kicked you in the skull, not once, but twice. And I enjoyed it, oh, so much. And you know why I did it, not once, but twice? You want to know why I kicked you in the skull, two, Drew? I’ll tell you why, it’s because you stood in this freaking ring, and you offered a rematch, out of pity. Who the hell do you think you are? Well, let me remind you, exactly who the hell I am. I am Randy Orton. I am The Legend Killer. I am the greatest wrestler, ever.

Keith Lee: You seem a little perplexed, Randy. But I guess that would make sense, we haven’t been properly introduced, so allow me. Greetings and salutations, Mr. Orton, my name is Keith Lee, and I have come here to offer you this spectacular opportunity, this luxury, this privilege, to stop what you’re doing, to take just one moment, and bask in my glory. You have been called many things. The Viper, Apex Predator, Legend Killer. I have been called many things. Game Changer, Anomaly, but one thing I am for certain is, I am Limitless. And since, The Limitless One is here on Raw, and you, my not so good sir, seem to be looking for a fight, the likes of which, no one has ever felt. With respect to my friend, Drew McIntyre, I’d step up if you’re willing to accept the challenge, one on one against me, right here, right now.

Randy Orton: You want to fight me? Keith Lee, was it? Limitless, you want to fight me, right here, right now? Maybe later.

Third Match: Angel Garza w/Andrade Cien Almas & Demi Burnett vs. Montez Ford w/Angelo Dawkins 

Garza applies a side headlock. Ford whips Garza across the ring. Ford drops down on the canvas. Ford with a double leapfrog. Ford dropkicks Garza. Ford shakes the ropes. Garza launches Ford over the top rope. Ford with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ford is distracted by Almas. Garza dropkicks Ford in mid-air. Garza throws his pants at Ford. Garza hooks both legs for a two count. Garza puts Ford on the top turnbuckle pad. Garza punches Ford in the back. Garza gets Ford tied in the tree of woe. Garza with a running boot into the midsection of Ford for a two count.

Garza applies a wrist lock. Ford with a straight right hand. Ford shoves Garza. Ford ducks a clothesline from Garza. Ford goes for a Swinging NeckBreaker, but Garza blocks it. Garza dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. Garza delivers The Lothario Boot. Garza is distracted by Demi Burnett who leaves the ringside area with Ivar. Garza is pissed. Ford avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ford kicks Garza in the chest. Garza with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Garza goes for The SuperPlex, but Ford blocks it. Ford is throwing haymakers at Garza. Ford sends Garza crashing into the canvas. Ford connects with From The Heavens to pickup the victory.

Winner: Montez Ford via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bianca BelAir & The Riott Squad vs. Zelina Vega & The Iconics In A 6-Woman Tag Team Match

Liv Morgan and Billie Kay will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kay drives her knee into the midsection of Morgan. Kay sends Morgan to the corner. Kay tags in Royce. Double Forearm Shot across the back of Morgan. Morgan with forearm shivers. Morgan with the irish whip. Morgan follow that with a Running Hip Attack. Morgan tags in Ruby. Ruby with a running forearm smash. Ruby applies a waist lock. Royce decks Ruby with a back elbow smash. Royce tags in Kay. Kay drops Ruby with The Big Boot for a two count. Kay argues with the referee. Kay punches Ruby in the back. Kay tags in Royce. The Iconics are double teaming Ruby. Royce tags in Vega. Royce kicks Ruby in the ribs. Vega with an Axe Kick. Vega slams Ruby’s head on the top turnbuckle pad.

Vega with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Vega hits The ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Vega applies a Modified Dragon Sleeper. Ruby gets back to a vertical base. Ruby with a snap mare takeover. Vega knocks Morgan off the ring apron. Vega with a cheap shot to BelAir. Vega taunts BelAir. Ruby rolls under a clothesline from Vega. Ruby tags in BelAir. Vega begs for mercy. BelAir pulls Vega down to the mat. BelAir with two shoulder tackles. BelAir blasts The Iconics off the apron. Vega ducks a clothesline from BelAir. Vega goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but BelAir lands back on her feet. BelAir drops Vega with a running shoulder tackle. BelAir whips Vega across the ring. BelAir with The Glam Slam. BelAir follows that with The HandSpring MoonSault for a two count. Riott Squad with Stereo Enzuigiri’s to The Iconics. Vega rolls BelAir over for a two count. BelAir with a big haymaker. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir & The Riott Squad via Pinfall 


Apollo Crews/Bobby Lashley Arm-Wrestling Contest 

Fifth Match: Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee backs Orton into the turnbuckles. Orton applies a side headlock. Lee whips Orton across the ring. Lee leapfrogs over Orton. Lee drops down on the canvas. Lee drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Lee tells Orton to get up. Lee signals for the test of strength. Orton kicks Lee in the gut. Orton with two uppercuts. Lee blocks a punch from Orton. Lee with a Standing OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Orton regroups on the outside. Lee goes for a PowerSlam, but Orton lands back on his feet.

Orton sends Lee shoulder first into the steel ring post. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp for a one count. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Lee backs Orton into the turnbuckles. Lee with a Hip Attack. Lee levels Orton with a Body Avalanche. Lee ducks a clothesline from Orton. Lee drops Orton with a Running Crossbody Block. Lee delivers The Pounce. Lee rolls Orton back into the ring. Orton kicks Lee in the chest. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Orton sets up for The RKO. Drew McIntyre pulls Orton out of the ring which causes the disqualification. After the match, McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Orton. McIntyre throws Orton into the ringside barricade. Orton retreats to the backstage area.

Winner: Randy Orton via Disqualification 

Raw Underground Featuring The Hurt Business 

Sixth Match: Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks w/Bayley In A Lumberjack Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Sasha rolls Asuka over, but the referee takes forever to get into position, so she only gets a one count. Sasha rightfully yells at the referee. Asuka attacks Sasha from behind. Asuka dumps Sasha out of the ring. Sasha shoves Ruby. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Bayley is trying to clear the path. Sasha regains control of the match during the commercial break. Sasha pulls Asuka out of the ring. Sasha with clubbing blows to Asuka’s back. Bayley delivers a gut punch. Sasha sends Asuka chest first into the LED Board. Sasha rolls Asuka back into the ring.

Sasha hooks the outside leg for a two count. Asuka SuperKicks Sasha. Asuka hits The Flying DDT for a two count. Asuka blocks a boot from Sasha. Asuka with a single leg takedown. Asuka applies The Ankle Lock. Sasha sends Asuka out of the ring. Sasha goes for a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron, but Asuka ducks out of the way. Asuka drops Sasha with a Sliding Knee Strike. Asuka is distracted by Bayley. Sasha with a blindside attack. Sasha tosses Asuka back inside the ring. Sasha connects with The Frog Splash for a two count. Sasha is displaying her frustration. Bayley pulls out a steel chair from under the ring. Shayna Baszler gets Bayley trapped in The Ankle Lock. Baszler kicks Bayley in the gut. Asuka makes Sasha tap out to The Asuka Lock.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Asuka via Submission 

Updated WWE Payback 2020 Match Card 

1.) Bayley & Sasha Banks (c) vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

2.) Apollo Crews (c) vs. Bobby Lashley w/The Hurt Business For The WWE United States Championship

3.) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman In A Triple Threat No Holds Barred Match For The WWE Universal Championship

4.) Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy vs. Rey Mysterio & Dominik 

The Mysterio’s attacks Rollins and Murphy before the bell rings. Pier six brawl on the outside. Rollins punches Mysterio in the back. Mysterio is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Mysterio throws Rollins into the ringside barricade. Rollins kicks Mysterio in the gut. Rollins launches Mysterio over the announce table. Rollins and Murphy gangs up on Dominik. Rollins tosses Dominik back inside the ring. Dominik decks Murphy with a JawBreaker. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Murphy. Dominik with three deep arm-drags. Dominik dropkicks Murphy to the floor. Dominik pops back on his feet. Dominik with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Rollins. Dominik launches Murphy over the top rope. Mysterio with a Flying Hurricanrana into the barricade. Mysterio rolls Rollins back into the ring. Rollins begs for mercy. Dropkick/Drop Toe Hold Combination. Mysterio goes for The 619, but Murphy gets in the way. Dominik with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Rollins and Murphy are cutting the ring in half during the commercial break.

Mysterio kicks Rollins in the face. Mysterio knocks Murphy off the ring apron. Rollins with a Fireman’s Carry GutBuster for a two count. Rollins stomps on the left shoulder of Mysterio. Rollins talks smack to Mysterio. Rollins blasts Dominik off the apron. Mysterio with rapid fire haymakers. Rollins sends Mysterio to the corner. Mysterio kicks Rollins in the face. Mysterio with a shoulder block to Murphy. Mysterio with a Cazadora Bulldog/Dropkick Combination. Rollins tags in Murphy. Murphy stops Mysterio in his tracks. Mysterio creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mysterio tags in Dominik. Dominik dives over Murphy. Dominik side steps Murphy into the turnbuckles. Dominik clotheslines Murphy. Murphy reverses out of the irish whip from Dominik. Dominik delivers his combination offense. Murphy drives his knee into the midsection of Dominik. Murphy sends Dominik to the ring apron. Dominik with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Murphy shoves Dominik to the corner. Dominik kicks Murphy in the face. Dominik decks Murphy with a back elbow smash. Dominik with a Flying Hurricanrana into the middle turnbuckle. Dominik connects with The Spinning DDT for a two count.

Dominik is distracted by Rollins. Dominik rolls Murphy back into the ring. Murphy with a chop block. Murphy tags in Rollins. Rollins goes for The BuckleBomb, but Dominik lands back on his feet. Dominik tags in Mysterio. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Murphy made the blind tag. Rollins avoids The 619. Murphy rolls Mysterio over for a two count. Murphy kicks Mysterio in the gut. Murphy goes for a Bodyslam, but Mysterio lands back on his feet. Mysterio dropkicks Murphy into the middle rope. Mysterio tags in Dominik. Double 619. Dominik prepares for The Frog Splash. The lights start flickering inside the WWE Thunderdome. Rollins shoves Dominik off the top turnbuckle. RETRIBUTION storms into the ring which forces the referee to call off the match. RETRIBUTION demolishes The Mysterio’s to close the show as Rollins and Murphy laugh on the stage.

Match Result: No-Contest 

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Author: Josh Lopez