February 24, 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Angel Garza defeated Humberto Carrillo via victory roll reversal
- Ricochet defeated Luke Gallows via shooting star press
- Aleister Black defeated Erick Rowan via Black Mass
- Bobby Lashley defeated R-Truth via spear
- Angelo Dawkins defeated Murphy by disqualification when Seth Rollins interfered
- Seth Rollins defeated Montez Ford via the Stomp
- Randy Orton defeated Kevin Owens via hanging DDT and fast ref count
In-Ring: Randy Orton, Kevin Owens
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to boos from the crowd. Orton takes his time before saying he needs to apologize. He’s definitely not the most sentimental of men, but his emotions have become unbalanced as of late. The crowd boos him. This morning when he arrived to the venue, it had been 15 years since Monday Night Raw had been in Winnipeg. The crowd cheers the return of Raw. Orton says he would’ve been 24 years old. Thanks to the internet, he did some research. On that Raw 15 years ago, he was the Intercontinental Champion and was punched in the face by a certain man (a Y2J chant picks up)… a man who would eventually save him from his self-destructive tendencies. This is a man he would eventually look up to and love like a brother. His name was Adam, but everyone knows him as Edge.
The crowd chants, “We want Edge.” Orton says he won’t be here because of what he did to him almost a month ago. Orton doesn’t expect the people to understand why he did what he did to Edge. What he did is something he’s very sorry for. Orton is truly sorry from the bottom of his heart. The crowd doesn’t believe him.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and he gets a big reaction from the crowd. The crowd chants Owens’ name. Owens says he has to pause while they chant his name. For the past few months, Owens has been dealing with delusional people like AOP, their little buddy Murphy, and the “Monday Night Moron” Seth Rollins. Owens is putting those issues aside for tonight because he has an issue with Orton. Dealing with delusional people is a specialty of his. Owens heard Orton apologize for what he did to Edge. Owens says he doesn’t think Orton means it. Owens tells him to drop the act and explain himself. Matt Hardy asked to answers and caught a vicious beating. Now Owens is out here to ask.
Orton says Owens doesn’t want to go down that road. Owens says he really does want to go down that road. Owens says he’s been a WWE fan his entire life. He remembers watching Edge retire. Owens was already on the independent circuit, but he wanted to get to WWE eventually. Watching Edge retire sucked for Edge and him because he dreamed about facing him. Owens was thrilled to see Edge’s face at his comeback in the Royal Rumble. The next night Edge took it all away. Owens asks why Orton did it. Orton says everyone thinks they know him. Owens says he doesn’t know Orton. All he knows is the people are sick of watching them talk. What they want to see is the two of them fight. Owens throws down the microphone. Orton agrees to the fight… but not right this minute. Orton immediately leaves the ring to boos.
Backstage: Angel Garza, Zelina Vega
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 25, 2020
Charly Caruso is backstage with Angel Garza and Zelina Vega. Last week they called themselves the hottest couple of people on Raw and are strictly business partners. What do they have for Humberto Carrillo? Vega says they’re taking out the trash. Family is very important. There’s family you’re proud of and family you’d like to deny. Charly thanks hands with them. Garza says with Charly business is always pleasure.
Angel Garza vs. Humberto Carrillo
The bell rings, and Garza takes Carrillo down before striking him a few times. They tie each other up and wind up doing a conjoined handstand. Wow. Carrillo fights up and hits a headlock takeover. Garza quickly gets out of the ring to rethink his strategy. Carrillo immediately hooks a side headlock as Garza gets in the ring. Garza whips him off, but Carrillo shoulder blocks him down. Carrillo hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, flips over him, and flips through a hurricanrana. Garza is stunned. Carrillo then dropkicks him out of the ring. Carrillo annihilates Garza with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Garza rip his pants off before bouncing him off the ropes with an inverted suplex. Garza wrenches the arm, Carrillo flips out and takes him down. Carrillo kicks and punches him before hitting a nice springboard arm drag that sends Garza out of the ring. Garza avoids a baseball slide. Carrillo does a handstand on the apron, so Garza superkicks him. Garza pushes him in the ring for a near fall. Garza gets on the apron, but Carrillo kicks him. Garza ducks a dive and superkicks him. They then wipe each other out with kicks on the apron. The crowd gives them a nice hand.
Carrillo kicks away at him on the apron and punches him. The referee is trying to get them back in the ring. Carrillo goes for a catapult into the ring post, but Garza lands on the turnbuckle. Garza knocks Carrillo off the apron and hits a moonsault block to the floor!
Back from the break, Garza hits the ropes only for Carrillo to hit a standing Spanish Fly for a near fall! Carrillo goes to the top rope, but Garza uppercuts him. Garza hits Carrillo with an avalanche Spanish Fly for a near fall!
Carrillo takes him down for a two count. They start trading quick pins before Carrillo goes for a victory roll. Garza sits on the shoulders and pulls the tights for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Angel Garza
Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows
The bell rings, and Gallows kicks him down. Ricochet quickly avoids two clotheslines and dropkicks Gallows out of the ring. Ricochet quickly follows up with a somersault senton. Ricochet gets Gallows in the ring for a springboard move, but Gallows big boots him out of mid-air. Gallows drops an elbow and punches away at Ricochet. Paul Heyman, the advocate of Brock Lesnar, is shown watching intently backstage. Gallows connects with a backbreaker for a near fall. Gallows takes Ricochet down and elbows him in the chest before applying a chin lock. Ricochet fights up and gets out of a suplex before hitting a backflip dropkick and a step-up enzuigiri.
Ricochet boots Gallows back twice before forearming him back. Ricochet ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body block. Ricochet follows up with a standing shooting star press for a two count. Ricochet tries to lift Gallows, but Gallows fights him off. Gallows scoops Ricochet up, but Ricochet slides off and superkicks him. Ricochet follows up with a Recoil. Ricochet goes to the top rope for the shooting star press for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Backstage: The O.C., Aleister Black
AJ Styles is walking backstage looking irritated as Gallows and Anderson are arguing. Styles tells them to act like they’re the greatest tag team in the world. Styles says a miracle could happen. They need to plant their flag at the top of the food chain ahead of WrestleMania. They bump into Aleister Black. Styles says they might need to remind Black who they are. They’re The O.C., the official, the original, the only club that matters. They attack Black and slam him into the wall before triple-teaming him. They walk off, and Black pulls himself up looking woozy.
In-Ring: Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside his advocate Paul Heyman. The crowd gives Lesnar a big reception. Lesnar stands in the ring and looks around at the Winnipeg crowd. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for YOUR reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar!” The crowd is loving this.
For years, people have tried to brand themselves as WWE Superstars and celebrities, but Brock Lesnar doesn’t need a catchphrase. The catchphrase is the fact that since 2002, every single time he wants to he can reign as champion. Donning the tights and lacing the boots to take someone to Suplex City isn’t something that happens every night. It is special. This Thursday, when Brock Lesnar lays waste to Ricochet, the master of the uppercut… imagine the beating Ricochet will get because Brock Lesnar feels he owes him one. When Lesnar steps in the ring at Super ShowDown, by the fact that Lesnar is wrestling it is special. This Thursday is a lot more special because the stakes have never been higher for a Brock Lesnar match. Why? It’s a good question for Canadians. Heyman says, “Thou shalt not boo thy advocate!” If Ricochet pulls off the miracle of miracles and emerges victorious over Lesnar and becomes the WWE Champion to main event WrestleMania against Drew McIntyre, that means the consequences are groundbreaking. If his aunt had balls, she’d be his uncle. She doesn’t, so she’s not. “If” can go out the window because Lesnar is taking out Ricochet to go to WrestleMania.
Heyman has only been wrong on one spoiler in seven years. This is not a prediction. It’s a spoiler. Lesnar is taking McIntyre to Suplex City and defeating him once and for all. They’ll all realize then, now, and forever their reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar holds up the WWE Championship, and they leave the ring. Lesnar walks over to the commentary table, and the commentators scatter. Lesnar stands on the table and poses with the belt.
Erick Rowan vs. Aleister Black
Aleister Black is really in a lot of pain following the attack by The O.C. Black punches Rowan a few times before Rowan pushes him back and hits a clothesline. Rowan connects with a scoop slam before stomping him. Rowan hits a running boot to the face and taunts the crowd. Black slides out of a slam and pulls the top rope down to get Rowan out of the ring. Rowan gets on the apron, but Black kicks him to the floor. Black goes to the apron, but Rowan sweeps the feet before sending him into the timekeeper’s area.
We come back from the break to see Rowan knock Black to the apron. Black punches and kicks Rowan back before getting in the ring. Black kicks Rowan in the face. Rowan throws him down and hits a big one-armed slam for a near fall. Rowan goes for a suplex, but Black knees him in the head for a two count. Black elbows him back and hits a running knee. Black strikes away at him and kicks him in the face. Black gets up and hits a springboard moonsault block. Rowan gets up and blocks a boot, but Black knees him. Black follows up with a running knee for a near fall. Black cannot believe it.
Black tries to pick Rowan up by the foot, but Rowan grabs the leg and spins Black. Black gets out an Iron Claw Slam and misses a kick. Rowan takes him down for a two count. Rowan dumps him out of the ring and drives him into the barricade twice. Black quickly comes back by sending Rowan into the ring steps where his cage is. Rowan flips out when he sees the cage down. Rowan viciously attacks Black and powerbombs him into the ring post! Rowan gets in the ring before being counted out, and Black catches him with Black Mass! Black follows up with a second Black Mass for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Sara Schreiber interviews Aleister Black and asks how he overcame the odds. Black says he used his rage to push ahead. Black challenges AJ Styles to a match next week on Raw.
Interview: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre has a sit down interview with Charly Caruso. McIntyre talks about coming into WWE in 2009 and being anointed by Vince McMahon as a future World Champion. How many World Titles has he won since then? Zero. McIntyre says he got lost in his head and was really down when he was in 3MB. When he was released, that created a huge chip on his shoulder. That really pissed him off.
McIntyre made his return at NXT and wanted to show what he could do. Now two years on the main roster after watching Brock Lesnar run through all competitors in the Royal Rumble, McIntyre’s singular focus was eliminating Lesnar and winning the match. Now at WrestleMania his potential will be realized.
R-Truth vs. Bobby Lashley
R-Truth is in the ring for Truth TV. The commentators talk about the Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy. WWE United States Champion Andrade, AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, R-Truth, Erick Rowan, and Aleister Black will take part in the Gauntlet Match.
R-Truth says he has so many questions to ask them. Lana says they’re not here for their stupid talk show. R-Truth has a scheduled match with her Bobby. A “Rusev Day” chant picks up. Lana says Rusev Day is canceled. R-Truth says Lashley is really, really big. R-Truth would rather ask questions than have a match with him. R-Truth asks if they’ve seen Sonic the Hedgehog. Lana shouts to ring the bell.
The bell rings. R-Truth asks to take off his entrance gear. Lashley viciously blindsides R-Truth before whipping him hard into the corner. Lashley hits a reverse STO. The crowd loudly chants, “Rusev Day.” Lashley sends R-Truth out of the ring. R-Truth gets in the ring and punches Lashley before hitting some John Cena shoulder blocks. R-Truth hits a back suplex powerbomb before connecting with a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. R-Truth goes for an Attitude Adjustment, but Lashley slides off. R-Truth hits the ropes, but Lashley spears him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
🔥 NEXT WEEK on #Raw 🔥
— WWE (@WWE) February 25, 2020
Next week on Raw from Brooklyn, New York we’ll see Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo take on Angel Garza and Andrade. We’ll also see Aleister Black take on AJ Styles.
Beth Phoenix will be on Raw next week to provide a medical update on her husband, Edge.
In-Ring: Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing
Jerry “The King” Lawler is in the ring with Asuka, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan. Asuka is furious that Shayna Baszler isn’t there. Lawler says she may be running later or a complete no show. Lawler has each woman sign the contract. Morgan gets in Riott’s face. Logan, who was also a member of the Riott Squad, is just watching.
Shayna Baszler’s music hits, and she comes to the ring through the crowd. Baszler grabs the contract and looks at each woman. Baszler and Natalya go face-to-face. Baszler signs the contract. Lawler says they’re on their own and quickly gets out of the ring. Asuka shoves Natalya down and yells at Baszler. Asuka then says, “Bite me.” Asuka and Baszler yell at each other before Natalya takes Asuka down. Morgan then jumps over the table and attacks Riott. A big brawl breaks out, and the production crew clears the ring of the furniture. Baszler gets in the ring smiling as everyone else clears out.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the stage. Baszler invites Lynch into the ring. Lynch takes her down, but Baszler quickly gets out and slams her before punching away at her. Referees and producers separate the two women, much to the crowd’s chagrin. A “Let them fight” chant fires up. They escape and brawl again before being pulled apart.
Angelo Dawkins vs. Murphy
The Street Profits make their way to the ring to a light reaction. They shout about taking the Raw Tag Team Championships this Thursday.
The bell rings, and Murphy throws his shirt before kneeing Dawkins down. Murphy stomps him before blocking a right hand and kicking him. DAwkins sidesteps him and punches him down. Dawkins avoids an avalanche and connects with a pair of clotheslines. Dawkins then connects with a spinning back elbow. Dawkins hits a 360 splash in the corner before Murphy sends him over the top rope. Murphy hits a baseball slide and hits the ropes. Dawkins gets in the ring and hits a lifting slam. Rollins breaks up the pin.
Winner by Disqualification: Angelo Dawkins
Montez Ford says he’d protect Murphy too since Dawkins hit him so hard last week he lost his first name. Ford says he’ll do the same to Rollins.
Montez Ford vs. Seth Rollins
The bell rings, and Ford punches away at Rollins before dropkicking him out of the ring. Ford then takes out Rollins and Murphy with a somersault senton. Ford wildly shakes the ropes.
We come back from the break to see the referee eject Dawkins from ringside. Murphy is pleased, so the referee ejects him as well. Rollins argues with the referee. Ford rolls Rollins up for a two count. Rollins drops Ford on the apron, but Ford forearms him back. Ford connects with a springboard cross-body block for a two count. Ford connects with a clothesline over the top rope. Ford goes outside and dropkicks Rollins down.
Ford gets Rollins in the ring and goes to the top rope, but Rollins kicks the ropes. Rollins pulls him off the top rope and punches away at him. Rollins catches him with a back suplex for a two count. Ford flips through a suplex and wipes Rollins out with a wild back body drop over the top rope. Rollins gets in the ring, and Ford rolls him up for a two count. They trade pins before Rollins hits a Buckle Bomb for a near fall. Rollins is infuriated. Rollins sends him outside and powerbombs him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Ford hit a step-up enzuigiri on Rollins. Ford punches away at Rollins. Rollins quickly kicks him and goes for a Buckle Bomb, but Ford counters into a hurricanrana into the corner. Ford hits a pair of clotheslines, leapfrogs him, and hits a diving clothesline. Ford connects with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Rollins soon attacks and tries for a Pedigree, but Ford counters into a big DDT for a near fall.
Ford goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins tries for a superplex, but Ford holds on. Ford knocks Rollins off and sets up. Rollins climbs the ropes and goes for a superplex. Ford blocks it and hits a sunset flip powerbomb! Ford goes for a Frog Splash, but Rollins moves. Rollins connects with a big Stomp for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and they lock up. Orton powers Owens to the corner. Owens ducks a right hand and chops Orton. Owens punches away at Orton before stomping him down. Owens charges, but Orton gets out of the ring. Owens quickly goes outside and sends Orton ribs-first into the barricade. Owens then hits a cannonball against the barricade. Owens gets Orton into the ring and goes to the top rope, but he’s distracted by Seth Rollins, Murphy, and AOP coming to the stage. Orton knocks Owens to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Orton send Owens to the corner. Owens then superkicks him down. All of a sudden, The Viking Raiders and The Street Profits run down and get into a big brawl with Rollins, Murphy, and AOP. The ringside is cleared.
Owens goes to the top rope, but Orton sweeps the feet. Orton goes for a superplex, but Owens fights him off. Owens and Orton brawl on the ropes before Owens knocks him down to the canvas. Owens then connects with a Swanton Bomb. Rollins gets on the apron, and Owens knocks him off. Orton then clotheslines Owens down. Owens rolls to the apron and snaps Orton off the top rope. Rollins pulls the ankle, so Owens kicks him away. Orton then hits Owens with a hanging DDT for the win. Something weird happened. The referee very quickly counted to three and told the timekeeper to ring the bell…
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Rollins grabs some steel chairs and slides them into the ring at Orton’s feet. Rollins shouts to let the voices speak to Orton. Owens grabs a chair and prepares to swing at Orton. Orton throws down the chair and pretends to leave. The referee then grabs the chair from Owens. Owens grabs the referee and puts him in the ring. Owens rips the shirt off the referee to reveal a Seth Rollins t-shirt.
The referee begs for mercy as Owens holds a chair. A giant “YES” chant fires up. Owens drops the chair to loud boos. Owens hits the referee with a Stunner before picking the chair up. Owens goes under the ring and grabs a table to even bigger applause. Owens sets it up and powerbombs the referee through the table as Rollins looks on in disgust and fury.