WWE Raw Results (8/31/20): Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins vs. Keith Lee

WWE Raw
August 31, 2020
Amway Center
Orlando, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Randy Orton & Keith Lee Segment 

Randy Orton: Last Monday night on Raw, Drew McIntyre offered me a rematch for the WWE Title, but he did so out of pity. I took that as a sign of disrespect. So, for Drew’s trouble, I kicked him in the skull, not once, not twice, but three times. Now, Drew McIntyre thinks he deserves the WWE Championship. He thinks he deserves to be WWE Champion. But, as far as i’m concern, the only thing that Drew McIntyre deserves is the fractured jaw, which I gave him. As far as i’m concern, in my opinion, if you were to ask me, the only thing Drew McIntyre deserves is to be in pain, each and every single day, and sip his meals from a straw.

Now, at SummerSlam, Drew McIntyre promised all of you, that he was gonna claymore kick my head, clean off my shoulders. But, the only person dishing out kicks here in the WWE, is The Legend Killer. You can ask, let’s see, Edge, Christian, The Big Show, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, you could even ask Drew McIntyre, himself. Now, Drew McIntyre, he says that I’m entitled, I deserve everything, that I was handed everything. He thinks i’m entitled? I shouldn’t have to face Kevin Owens, in a singles match tonight. I shouldn’t have to face anybody in a triple threat match, tonight, to earn an opportunity for a rematch at Clash Of Champions because, frankly, I’m already entitled to a rematch at Clash.

But, I will jump through the hoops, I will play the game, I will beat Kevin Owens, I will win that triple threat, and I will go on to Clash of Champions and beat Drew McIntyre, once and for all, for the WWE Title. That is if, McIntyre, our champion can even make it to Clash Of Champions. He might not be healthy enough. He sure as hell ain’t healthy enough to be here tonight, for obvious reasons. But, I do have it on very good authority, that Drew McIntyre got together with a couple of old buddies, to reminisce, to have a little bonding session over an experience that they all share, each and everyone of them. And that experience is, The Legend Killer, swiftly and stoutly kicking them, each in the skull. I believe I have a picture, wow, that’s fantastic.

Keith Lee: Mr. Orton, you’ve done well for yourself. I see you’re amused with yourself, proud, even. So fixated on talking about the havoc you’ve caused over the past few months, over the damage you did last week on Raw, doing your best to forget about what happened last night at Payback, and doing your best to forget about the fact that I beat you. Now, I understand, you may be the so called greatest ever to lace up a pair of boots, but it is factual, last night, I gave you no choice but to go bask in my glory. Now, with that said, you’re out here, complaining about a championship opportunity, that should be handed to you. Well, Mr. Orton, I think things are little bit different because, maybe, just maybe, a victory like mine last night, over a legend killer like you, means that maybe I should get the opportunity at the WWE Championship? And don’t get me wrong, Drew, I’ve known him for quite some time, I would ever consider him a good friend. He likes to talk a little bit about, receipts, and I believe, without a shadow of a doubt, he will make good on his word.

First Match: Keith Lee vs. Dolph Ziggler In A Number One Contender’s Qualifying Match 

Ziggler attacks Lee from behind before the bell rings. Lee launches Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler drops Lee with a Leaping DDT. Ziggler goes for a single leg takedown, but Lee stands still. Lee with a GutWrench Toss. Quick hand fighting in the corner. Ziggler tells Lee to bring it. Ziggler grabs the left leg of Lee. Lee applies a wrist lock. Lee goes for a Wrist Lock Slam, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler kicks Lee in the gut. Ziggler kicks the right knee of Lee. Lee catapults Ziggler face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Ziggler regroups on the outside. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Ziggler kicks Lee in the gut. Ziggler HeadButts Lee. Ziggler drops Lee with a NeckBreaker for a one count. Ziggler applies The Sleeper Hold. Ziggler kicks the right knee of Lee. Ziggler dropkicks Lee. Ziggler lands The Stinger Splash.

Ziggler goes for The Swinging NeckBreaker, but Lee blocks it. Lee delivers The Pounce. Lee is fired up. Lee has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ziggler with heavy bodyshots. Lee answers with Grizzly Magnum. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Lee levels Ziggler with a Body Avalanche. Lee gets Ziggler in the fireman’s carry position. Ziggler fish hooks Lee. Ziggler hits The Famouser for a two count. Ziggler rakes the eyes of Lee. The referee admonishes Ziggler. Ziggler with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Ziggler follows that with Shot To The Heart. Ziggler goes back to The Sleeper Hold. Lee dumps Ziggler back first on the canvas. Lee with two haymakers. Lee drops Ziggler with a forearm smash. Lee with The Spinning PowerSlam. Ziggler decks Lee with a back elbow smash. Ziggler side steps Lee into the turnbuckles. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag for a two count. Lee negates The SuperKick. Lee plants Ziggler with The Spirit Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keith Lee via Pinfall 

Asuka, Mickie James, Natalya, and Lana Segment 

Charly Caruso: Asuka, you have been demanding a new challenger for your Raw Women’s Championship. Is there anyone you feel, is most deserving?

Asuka: I’ve beaten many great women. Bayley, Becky Lynch, Nia Jax, Ruby Riott, and Sasha Banks. But, it doesn’t matter who is ready for Asuka, because Asuka is ready for anything.

Mickie James: Anything? Asuka, you know, as a 6X Women’s Champion, I have to say, I recognize greatness when I see it. And you are, probably, one of the greatest Women’s Champions of all time. So, with that said, out of respect, you should be the first to know, that I’m coming for that WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Natalya: Mickie, you really think that you’re gonna come back, jump the line, and demand an opportunity like that? You’ve had six chances, Mickie, it’s really selfish.

Lana: Yeah, Mickie, to be honest, you’re just so delusional, I mean, you’re stuck in the past. And it really has nothing to do with age because, J Lo’s 50, and she’s fabulous. However, you’ve managed to fail to evolve. I mean, look at you, you have the same gear since 1998. You know why Nattie aligns herself with me? Because i’m a trendsetter, i’m a fashion influencer, i’m elevating this entire women’s division, and you know i’m not joking. Natalya is the leader of this division and she’s my best friend. And if you want to get to her, you got to go through me.

Mickie James: Oh, is that a threat?

Asuka: Woah, Asuka is ready for you, and you, and you.

Asuka & Mickie starts brawling with Natalya & Lana to close the segment. We’ll have an impromptu match with Mickie James vs. Lana, NEXT !!!!

Second Match: Mickie James vs. Lana w/Natalya 

Asuka joins the commentary team for this match. Natalya immediately runs interference after the bell rings. Lana attacks Mickie from behind. Lana repeatedly stomps on Mickie’s chest. Lana puts her knee on the back of Mickie’s neck. Lana continues to stomp on Mickie’s chest. Lana is choking Mickie with her boot. The referee admonishes Lana. Lana with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Lana hooks both legs for a two count.

Lana applies a chin bar. Mickie with heavy bodyshots. Lana pulls Mickie down to the mat. Natalya gives Lana a standing ovation. Lana toys around with Mickie. Mickie slaps Lana in the face. Mickie with a Lou Thez Press. Mickie transitions into a ground and pound attack. Mickie with two clotheslines. Mickie kicks Lana in the gut. Lana negates The Mickie DDT. Lana uses the referee to her advantage. Lana kicks Mickie in the gut. Mickie connects with The Mick Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mickie James via Pinfall 

Third Match: Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens In A Number One Contender’s Qualifying Match

Aleister Black attacks Kevin Owens before the bell rings. Black kicks Owens in the chest. Black with a Mid-Kick. Black throws Owens into the LED Board. Orton likes what he’s seeing. Black connects with The Black Mass. Black rolls Owens back into the ring. The referee checks on Owens in the corner. Owens still wants to fight. The bell finally rings. Orton dodges multiple strikes from Owens. Owens with a chop/forearm combination. Orton plants Owens with The RKO to pickup the victory.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall 

The VIP Lounge With Special Guest: Bobby Lashley and Cedric Alexander 

MVP: Once again, MVP is in the ring, and that could only mean one thing. Big things are popping, little things are stopping, so you sit back, relax, and enjoy the view, because The VIP Lounge is for people, like The Hurt Business, people who are better than you. And this is the very first episode of The VIP Lounge, coming to you live and direct, from the WWE Thunderdome. I’m not Tina Turner, but make no mistake about it, The Hurt Business runs the Bartertown.

And we don’t need the master blaster, because we got The Almighty, The CEO of The Hurt Business, and the new United States Champion, Bobby Lashley. Now, champ, if it’s okay with you, I want to get down to some business, real quick. I’ve known a lot of young men who have made foolish mistakes because of youthful exuberance. And unfortunately, Apollo, you’re no different. You disrespected me, because you had a little taste of success, I get that, man, I do. But understand this, Apollo, no matter how successful you may get, in your life, there are three definiteness, death, taxes, and Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley: Excuse me for a second, P, because I did exactly what I said I was gonna do. I was gonna beat up Apollo Crews, I was gonna put him in The Hurt Lock, and then I was gonna take his United States Championship, and that’s exactly what I did. And afterwards, when I was in the ring, celebrating with my associates, you, Apollo Crews, you came out to get a little bit of Payback, during Payback. And i’m not mad at you because I would’ve done the same damn thing. But trust me when I say this, Apollo, I will get you back.

Shelton Benjamin: Wait, wait, wait. Well, since Apollo wants to act like a little punk, i’m going to beat him like a little punk, tonight when I face him in Raw Underground.

MVP: All right, look, we’re not done with Apollo, yet, I assure you. But right now, we’re gonna focus on this 6-Man Tag Match we got tonight, with two wannabe vikings, and Cedric Alexander. See, they’re still hot about last week at Raw Underground, when we walked in, everyone was standing, and when we left, everybody was laying. Thank you, man. Cedric, I have tried, sincerely, so hard. So, I see you out here, all by yourself. Does that mean you had a change of heart?

Cedric Alexander: Hell no, I haven’t had a change of heart, and I didn’t come alone.

A pier six brawl ensues to close this segment.

Fourth Match: The Hurt Business vs. Cedric Alexander & The Viking Raiders In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Bobby Lashley and Erik will start things off. Erik with a forearm smash. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Erik. Lashley drives his knee into the midsection of Erik. Lashley is mauling Erik in the corner. The referee admonishes Lashley. Erik ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Erik with rapid fire haymakers. Lashley shoves Erik away. Erik with a forearm smash. Lashley leapfrogs over Erik. Lashley drops Erik with a forearm smash. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley tags in MVP. MVP with forearm shivers. The Hurt Business attacks Erik behind the referee’s back. MVP unloads a series of bodyshots. MVP tags in Benjamin.

Benjamin punches Erik in the ribs. Benjamin clotheslines Erik for a one count. Benjamin with a forearm smash. Benjamin whips Erik across the ring. Ivar tags himself in. Erik duck a clothesline from Benjamin. Viking Raiders with Two Knee Lifts. Ivar with clubbing crossfaces. Ivar delivers more bodyshots in the corner. Ivar tags in Alexander. Alexander with a chop/forearm combination. Alexander with clubbing shoulder blocks. Alexander with a running forearm smash. Alexander tags in Erik. Alexander applies a front face lock. Erik drives his knee into the midsection of Benjamin. Erik hits Death Rowe. Benjamin answers with The SpineBuster. Alexander and MVP are tagged in.

Alexander with forearm shivers. Alexander with a Spinning Back Kick. MVP sends Alexander chest first into the canvas. MVP kicks Alexander in the ribs. MVP with a knee drop for a one count. MVP applies a front face lock. MVP tags in Lashley. Lashley tees off on Alexander. Lashley is choking Alexander with his boot. Lashley with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley tags in Benjamin. Benjamin kicks Alexander in the chest. Benjamin with a Big Biel Throw for a two count. Benjamin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Benjamin bodyslams Alexander. Benjamin tags in MVP. MVP with The Helluva Kick. MVP with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. MVP toys around with Alexander. Alexander with a forearm smash. MVP answers with clubbing crossfaces. MVP transitions into a ground and pound attack. MVP applies an arm-bar. Hurt Business pulls Viking Raiders off the ring apron. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Alexander dodges The Helluva Kick. Alexander rolls MVP over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Cedric Alexander & The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Iconics vs. The Riott Squad. The Winners Will Get A Future Shot At The WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. The Losers Must Disband 

Billie Kay and Ruby Riott will start things off. Kay with a single leg takedown. Ground and Pound Exchange. Kay drops Ruby with a forearm smash. Kay tags in Royce. Royce with a Running Bulldog onto the right knee of Kay for a two count. Royce punches Ruby in the back. Royce applies a rear chin lock. Ruby with elbows into the midsection of Royce. Royce sends Ruby to the corner. Ruby with forearm shivers. Ruby dodges The Spinning Leg Lariat. Ruby tags in Morgan. Morgan ducks a clothesline from Royce. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morgan with a running elbow smash. Morgan follows that with a low dropkick for a two count.

Morgan goes for a Bodyslam, but Royce lands back on her feet. Royce pulls Morgan down to the mat. Royce tags in Kay. Iconics are double teaming Morgan. Kay hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kay talks smack to Morgan. Kay punches Morgan in the back. Kay is choking Morgan with her boot. Kay with a Modified Suplex for a two count. Kay is raining down haymakers. Morgan kicks Kay in the gut. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morgan tags in Ruby. Ruby with forearm shivers. Ruby drives Kay face first into Morgan’s knees. Ruby and Kay are trading back and forth shots. Ruby sends Kay to the corner. Ruby with a running forearm smash. Morgan drops Royce with a Spinning Face Plant. Kay clotheslines Ruby for a two count. Rolling Crucifix Exchange. Ruby stacks Kay over to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Riott Squad via Pinfall 

Raw Underground Part 1 Featuring Titus O’Neil and Riddick Moss 

Sixth Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dominik In A Number One Contender’s Qualifying Match

Dominik ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Dominik with a double leg takedown. Dominik transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rollins scores the elbow knockdown. Rollins whips Dominik across the ring. Dominik ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Dominik with a deep arm-drag. Dominik dropkicks Rollins to the floor. Rollins kicks Dominik in the gut. Rollins slams Dominik’s head on the announce table. Rollins rolls Dominik back into the ring. Rollins punches Dominik in the back. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Dominik’s chest. Rollins shoves Dominik into the ropes. Dominik kicks Rollins in the chest. Rollins launches Dominik over the top rope. Dominik with a shoulder block. Dominik with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag.

Dominik sends Rollins face first into the middle rope. Rollins dodges The 619. Rollins pulls Dominik out of the ring. Dominik sends Rollins face first into the announce table. Dominik with a SomerSault Senton on the floor. Rollins regains control of the match during the commercial break. Rollins applies the abdominal stretch. Dominik decks Rollins with a JawBreaker. Rollins hits The SlingBlade for a two count. Rollins with clubbing crossfaces. Rollins applies a bodyscissors hold. Dominik uses his elbow to escape the hold. Rollins applies a waist lock. Rollins with a waist lock takedown. Rollins maintains waist control.

Dominik with two sharp elbow strikes. Rollins goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Dominik lands back on his feet. Dominik side steps Rollins into the turnbuckles. Dominik is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Dominik transitions into a corner mount. Rollins goes for a BuckleBomb, but Dominik counters with a Hurricanrana. Rollins catches Dominik in mid-air. Dominik with a Spinning DDT. Dominik with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Rollins regroups on the outside. Dominik with a Flying Crossbody Block. Dominik tosses Rollins back inside the ring. Dominik dives over Rollins. Dominik drop toe holds Rollins into the middle rope. Dominik connects with The 619. Dominik goes for The Frog Splash, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins plants Dominik with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory. After the match, Rollins delivers another Curb Stomp.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Raw Underground Part 2 Featuring Jessmayn Duke, Marina Shafir, and The Iconics 

Seventh Match: The Street Profits vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Angel Garza w/Zelina Vega In A Tornado Tag Team Match 

Pier six brawl after the bell rings. Garza dodges The 360 Stinger Splash. Garza SuperKicks Dawkins. Almas kicks Dawkins in the gut. Garza with a Running Boot to Ford. Almas and Garza dumps Dawkins out of the ring. Ford has the numbers disadvantage. Ford with the irish whip. Almas launches Ford over the top rope. Ford with Two Apron Enzuigiri’s. Ford climbs to the top turnbuckle. Almas with a running forearm smash. Tower Of Doom. Almas and Garza regains control of the match during the commercial break. Almas with forearm shivers. Almas with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Almas and Garza sends Ford shoulder first into the steel ring post. Garza blasts Dawkins with a knife edge chop. Almas kicks Dawkins in the gut. Garza hooks the outside leg for a one count. Garza applies a rear chin lock. Almas with a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Garza argues with the referee. Garza whips Dawkins into the turnbuckles.

Garza SuperKicks Dawkins. Almas dumps Ford chest first on the ring apron. Garza wraps the left shoulder of Dawkins around the top rope. Almas applies a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Garza goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Dawkins blocks it. Dawkins with a straight right hand to Garza. Dawkins catches Almas in mid-air. Dawkins hits The Exploder Suplex. Dawkins with two clotheslines. Dawkins drops Garza with a Spinning Elbow Strike. Dawkins with a 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins follows that with a Running Bulldog for a two count. Almas and Garza gets Dawkins tied in the tree of woe. Garza with The PK. Almas lands The Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Garza rolls Ford over for a two count. Garza SuperKicks Ford. Dawkins with a forearm smash. Almas responds with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Almas goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ford lands back on his feet. Ford with a Running BlockBuster. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ford starts shaking the ropes. The Thunderdome lights starts flickering. Garza leaves with Demi Burnett. RETRIBUTION demolishes The Street Profits, Almas and Zelina Vega.

Match Result: No Contest 

Raw Underground Part 3 Featuring Apollo Crews & Shelton Benjamin 

Eight Match: Randy Orton vs. Keith Lee vs. Seth Rollins In A Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Battle Drew McIntyre For The WWE Title At WWE Clash Of Champions 2020 

Orton is playing mind games with Lee and Rollins. Rollins backs away from Lee. Rollins starts arguing with Orton. Lee pulls Rollins up by his hair. Rollins with a straight right hand. Rollins applies a side headlock. Lee whips Rollins across the ring. Lee drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Lee levels Rollins with a Body Avalanche. Orton grabs a side headlock. Lee sends Orton to the corner. Lee with another Body Avalanche. Rollins attacks Lee from behind. Rollins with clubbing blows to Lee’s back. Lee whips Rollins into Orton. Orton and Rollins launches Lee over the top rope. Lee with forearm shivers. Lee with a SlingShot Double Crossbody Block. Rollins regains control of the match during the commercial break. Orton grabs the right leg of Lee. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Lee. Lee slams Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rollins SuperKicks Lee. Rollins with a Flying Knee Strike off the ring apron.

Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Rollins and Orton throws Lee into the steel ring steps. Rollins and Orton struggles to bring Lee back inside the ring. Orton kicks Rollins in the chest. Orton hits The Draping DDT for a two count. Rollins negates The RKO. Rollins with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Lee gets back to a vertical base. Lee HeadButts Rollins. Lee with two shoulder tackles. Lee with Two Body Avalanches. Lee throws Rollins into Orton. Lee is fired up. Lee delivers The Pounce on the outside. Lee catches Rollins in mid-air. Lee launches Rollins over the announce table. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Lee. Rollins kicks Lee in the chest. Lee goes for The Spinning PowerSlam, but Rollins counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Lee. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins with a forearm smash. Rollins SuperKicks Lee. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Lee counters with The Spirit Bomb. Orton connects with The RKO. Orton hooks the left leg of Rollins to pickup the victory.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez