February 3, 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Liv Morgan defeated Lana via flatliner
- Drew McIntyre defeated Mojo Rawley via Claymore
- Six Man Elimination Match: Buddy Murphy & AOP defeated Kevin Owens & The Viking Raiders
- Aleister Black defeated Eric Young via Black Mass
- Rey Mysterio defeated Angel Garza by disqualification when Garza DDT’d him on the exposed floor
- Asuka defeated Natalya via Asuka Lock
- #1 Contender Triple Threat Match: Ricochet defeated Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley via 630 on Lashley
In-Ring: Randy Orton
WWE Raw kicks off with a video package from last week’s show. We see Edge’s comeback with Randy Orton attacking him.
Live in the arena it’s Randy Orton’s song which hits as the camera cuts to a fan holding up a sign saying “Why, Randy Why?” We are told on commentary that Edge is at home resting. Orton slowly takes his time walking down to the ring. Orton gets in the ring as the fans boo.
A loud “You suck” chant from the crowd. He gets in the ring, climbs the second rope but doesn’t pose. He asks for a microphone as the fans continue to boo. He says “Look I” as the fans boo and cut him off. Orton says he guesses he owes everybody an explanation. They start to chant “Edge” as Orton looks around. Orton says last week but the fans cut him off again and chant “You suck” again.
Orton once more tries to talk but the fans won’t let him. He says he can’t do this as he places the microphone down in the middle of the ring and leaves the ring.
Lana vs. Liv Morgan
The bell rings and we are under way. Morgan pushes Lana to the ground and she plays as if she’s really hurt. In comes Morgan as Lana attacks her. A kick to the face by Lana as she goes for the cover but Morgan kicks out. Lana gloats and taunts in the ring as Morgan hits her with the double knees. Morgan jumps and leans towards Lana dropping Lana on her face. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Liv Morgan
The Riott Squad’s music hits and out comes Ruby Riott. Liv Morgan looks happy to see her as Ruby smiles walking down to the ring. Ruby gets in the ring as the two begin to talk. The fans chant “Ruby”. Morgan goes to hug her as Ruby drops her onto the mat. She kicks Liv in the head and starts beating up on her. Liv Morgan starts getting up as Ruby attacks her from behind. Lana stands up smiling as Ruby leaves the ring. Lana beats up on Morgan.
Drew McIntyre vs. Mojo Rawley
A pop from the crowd in favor of McIntyre. Rawley, holding his 24/7 championship is smiling in the ring. The fans chant “Drew” as he grabs a microphone and thanks everyone for fighting the blizzard and making it to Raw. He tells Mojo as soon as he puts the microphone down, three seconds later, he will Claymore his head off to which the fans cheer.
Drew wants to talk about Brock Lesnar. He says in the clip from last week, Brock attacked him from behind. And that’s just fine with him because that tells him Lesnar is apprehensive of the sexy Scotsman. He knows he is just as big, fast and he has a secret weapon which knocked him out of the Rumble, the Claymore. And come WrestleMania he’s going to kick that oversized head off his body and he will finally be WWE champion. The fans cheer. Drew jokes and says he forgot Mojo was there. He says three seconds. The bell rings as Rawley is putting away his 24/7 championship. Drew hits him with the Claymore. McIntyre goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Backstage: Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy, AOP
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Charly Caruso is backstage with Buddy Murphy and AOP. She asks them about their strategy for tonight. Murphy says as far as they are concerned, they already won tonight’s match and are with The Monday Night Messiah. In comes Seth Rollins. He says tonight is a huge match for them and to prepare as he has this. They leave the scene with Seth staying.
Caruso asks him about his triple threat match tonight. Rollins says life has a funny way of working itself out. Just when you think all is lost, it comes through. Last week he was thrown out of the Rumble and this week he finds himself with a second chance. He says he has beaten Brock Lesnar twice, taken Lesnar’s title twice and he knows McIntyre has his heart set at facing Lesnar at WrestleMania but the writing is on the wall for him. He needs to start preparing for a new WrestleMania opponent. He needs to start preparing for the Monday night Messiah.
Six Man Elimination Match
Kevin Owens & The Viking Raiders vs. Buddy Murphy & AOP
The bell rings and we are under way. Erick is in the ring as he takes Buddy Murphy down. Kevin Owens is tagged in and he attacks Murphy. as Erik is tagged in and Ivar is tagged in right after that. They double team Murphy.
Back from commercial, Ivar is in the ring with Rezar. Both men with right hands and a big boot to the face by Ivar gets Rezar in the corner. Erik is tagged in and both men double team him. Rezar is sent to the corner but he comes back with a big clothesline taking Erik out. Akam is tagged in. They double team Erik as Murphy is tagged in. Erik fights back with elbows but a spinning kick by Murphy as Erik fights back with a kick of his own. Ivar is tagged in and in comes Akam.
Ivar takes him out and in comes Rezar as Ivar takes him down. A huge clothesline by Ivar takes Buddy Murphy down. Erik is tagged in. He lifts Murphy up, jumps off the second rope and clothesline Murphy. Erik goes for the cover but AOP break it up. The Viking Raiders take them to the outside. Ivar with a suicide dive through the ropes. Erik with a suicide dive of his own. Ivar runs towards Akam but Akam moves out of the way and Ivar slams into the LED ring apron. With the referee distracted, Rollins hits the Curb Stomp on Erik. Erik is thrown back in the ring as Rezar goes for the cover and Erik is eliminated. Ivar looks injured as WWE officials take him to the back.
Erik is eliminated
Kevin Owens gets on the ring apron as Murphy and AOP stand in the ring. Back from commercial, Owens is in the ring with Akam and Akam is in control. He tags Buddy Murphy in. Murphy throws Owens to the outside. He steps to the outside but a fall away slam by Owens into the barricade. Kevin gets back in the ring as Rollins cheers Murphy on. Murphy is back in the ring. A drop kick by Murphy. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. Murphy grabs Kevin and tags Rezar in. Right hands by Rezar but Kevin fights back with an enzuigiri.
Rezar backs up as Akam is tagged in. A double team onto Owens. He goes for the cover but Owens kicks out. A headlock by Rezar. Kevin fights back but a kick to the mid section by Rezar. Murphy is tagged in. A big DDT by Owens onto Murphy. Akam is tagged in and he slams Owens into the turnbuckle. Right elbows by Akam. Murphy is tagged in as he throws Kevin into the corner but Kevin knocks AOP off the ring apron. Owens on the ring apron. He hits Murphy with a right hand and hits a cannon ball onto Akam. He throws Rezar into the ring steps. A kick onto Murphy. He throws Murphy back into the ring. Kevin climbs the top rope, goes for the senton but Murphy gets his knees up.
Murphy climbs the top rope. He jumps, Owens moves, Murphy runs towards Owens but Owens catches him with a power bomb. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Buddy Murphy is eliminated
Akam attacks Owens. He goes to send Owens to the ropes but Owens reverses it into a stunner. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Akam is eliminated
Seth Rollins stands on the ring apron in disbelief. He starts encouraging Rezar. He runs into the ring, goes after Owens but he moves, Rezar hits shoulder first onto the ring post. Two big kicks by Owens followed by a cannon ball. Owens climbs the top rope. He hits the senton. Kevin goes for the cover but Rezar kicks out.
The fans chant “KO”. He tries to lift Rezar up on his shoulders and finally does. Seth gets on the ring apron, Kevin gets distracted. Rezar hits Owens with a clothesline. Rezar sends Owens to the ropes and a spinebuster by Rezar. He grabs Owens and hits him with a second spinebuster. Rezar goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Buddy Murphy and AOP
Charly Caruso is backstage with Ricochet. She asks him about his triple threat match tonight. Ricochet says this is a chance to compete for the WWE championship. And since he was a 14 year old kick, he wanted to prove he can be the best. He knows he’s not as big or strong as Lashley. He doesn’t have a gang like Rollins. He has to sue something that has gotten him here. And tonight, as slim as it may be, it’s his chance to prove that determination can outweigh probability. And what this means to him, is that it means everything to him.
Aleister Black vs. Eric Young
The bell rings as Young goes after Black right away. He goes to send Black to the ropes but Black stops and trips Young. He hits Young with a knee to the stomach. More kicks by Aleister Black taking Young down. He hits Young with a flying knee. He hits him with the Black Mass as Black goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Aleister Black
After the match, Black says “Remember when they told you when you were young and they said you can grow up to be anything you want to be? Only to realize that it was the opposite.” Black said he never understood that because that’s not him, it’s not real. It’s not authenticity. He is a believer that people should be whoever they want to be. The fans cheer. Black says because that drives relentless competition.
Black sits down in the middle of the ring. He says when he knocks down the Raw locker room, there won’t be any light. He will cast the Black Mass shadow across it. And they will realize that it was done by a person who was told that he could be whatever he wanted to be.
In-Ring: Humberto Carrillo, Zelina Vega, Angel Garza
Humberto Carrillo is in the ring as Angel Garza’s music hits. He comes out with Zelina Vega.
Zelina says look who it is. She asks Humberto is he’s surprised. She asks Humberto is surprised because nobody smart plays fair. Vulnerability is a liability and she found his. When you mess with her business, she doesn’t pay the price. You pay the price. Standing next to her is not a hired hitman because Humberto viciously DDT’d Andrade into the concrete last week. It’s much worse. Standing next to her is a former NXT champion. Standing next to her is the hottest latino prospect. Standing next to her is Humberto Carrillo’s cousin Angel Garza.
He tells Humberto he knows he is shocked but there is a reason. They both know right now, in this era, he is the leader of their family. Garza says Humberto answers to him. And to their family, to their Latinos, it was a disgrace what he did last week. Humberto grabs the microphone. Humberto says disgrace? He comes out all arrogantly. And as he starts talking to Zelina, Garza attacks him. Garza hits him with the Wing Clipper.
Garza throws Carrillo to the outside and into the ring steps. Zelina takes off the mat on the outside. Garza grabs Carrillo and as he’s about to go for the DDT, Rey Mysterio’s music hits. Rey comes running down as Garza gets into the ring. The fans chant “619” as Rey gets in the ring.
Rey Mysterio vs. Angel Garza
The bell rings and we are under way. The fans again chant “619” as Garza steps to the outside of the ring. A headlock take down by Garza but Rey reverses it into a scissor lock. Garza reaches the ropes. A head lock by Mysterio as he’s sent to the ropes. Several acrobatic moves by both guys ends with Mysterio landing a head scissor take down. Mysterio runs towards Garza as Garza tells him to stop.
Garza gets on one knee and extends his hand for a handshake. Mysterio tells him no and to stand up. Garza throws his pants onto Mysterio and stomps on him. A chop to the chest by Garza. He runs towards Rey but Rey moves out of the way. Rey runs towards Garza, he places Rey on the second rope and trips him up. A dropkick by Garza. Rey falls onto the mat.
Angel places Rey on the top rope. He tries to take Rey’s mask off and places Rey in a tree of woe. Garza runs and hits Rey in the midsection. He goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Garza lifts Rey up but Rey lands on his feet. Rey with a kick to the face and he throws Garza onto his knees. He goes for the 619 but Garza throws him onto the ring apron. Garza slides to the outside and trips Rey up.
Back from commercial, a back breaker by Rey. Both men slow to get up but it’s Garza who throws Rey hard into the turnbuckle. Garza climbs the second rope, he jumps but misses a moonsault. Rey goes for the cover but Garza kicks out. A kick to the head by Mysterio. He goes for the cover but Garza kicks out again. Rey with a spinning DDT. He goes for the cover but Garza kicks out. Rey gets on the ring apron. He jumps off the top rope and a seated senton. He runs to the ropes but Garza grabs Rey’s foot. He hits Rey with a knee to the face.
Garza goes for the cover but Rey kicks out. Garza goes for the Wing Clipper, Rey reverses it into the sunset driver. He drop kicks Garza onto the ropes. He goes for the 619 but Zelina Vega moves Garza out of the way. Rey jumps over the top rope and lands on Garza on the outside. Vega gets in Rey’s face as Garza hits Rey with a super kick. He throws Rey into the barricade.
With the exposed concrete still there, Garza hits Rey with the hammerlock DDT as the referee calls for the bell. The fans boo.
Winner: By disqualification, Rey Mysterio
In-Ring: Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley
Flair gets in the ring and says everyone wants to know who she will choose to face at WrestleMania. Will she choose Becky Lynch for the Raw championship or the Smackdown champion Bayley? Charlotte says she has held the Raw championship several times and has beaten Becky. She has held the Smackdown championship and has beaten Bayley. She says she has love for NXT and NXT has love for their queen.
Charlotte says she has held all the gold 10 times. But the queen still wants all the gold. Out comes the NXT women’s champion Rhea Ripley. She gets in the ring as the fans chant “NXT”. She tells Charlotte that she did win the women’s Royal Rumble and she gets to challenge for any title she wants at WrestleMania. And like she said, she has already beaten Becky and Bayley. Rhea says but she hasn’t beaten her.
Ripley says as a matter of fact, she has actually beaten her. Rhea says if she is going to challenge for any title at WrestleMania and then she raises her championship. Charlotte walks towards her and looks at the championship. Flair leaves the ring as the crowd boo her.
Flair says “Wooo” and walks away as Ripley raises her championship in the air.
Backstage: Bobby Lashley
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Lashley. She asks him for his battle plan for tonight and if he’s distracted by Lana’s defeat earlier. He says he’s not distracted because his wife’s match was her match. They will celebrate tonight when he wins and gets the opportunity he deserves. He says he will beat both Rollins and Ricochet because he is the one man that can back up a bold statement. And after he wins, here’s the spoiler. He will defeat Brock Lesnar and go on to WrestleMania as the WWE champion. And when he goes to WrestleMania, he will beat Drew McIntyre and remain the WWE champion.
Asuka vs. Natalya
The bell rings and we are under way. A head lock take down by Natalya but Asuka reverses it and both women get to their feet. Both women exchange arm bar reversals. Natalya goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. She sends Asuka to the ropes but Asuka with a shoulder block takes Natalya down. Both women up to their feet.
Asuka goes for a spinning back fist, Natalya moves out of the way. Natalya lifts Asuka up and a powerbomb. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Natalya goes for the sharpshooter but Asuka rolls out of the ring.
Back from commercial, Asuka with kicks onto Natalya. She slams Natalya face first into the mat. She goes for another kick but Natalya ducks and goes for the cover as Asuka kicks out. Asuka with a kick to the face. Asuka with a modified abdominal arm bar stretch. She slams Natalya into the mat and hits her with the Shining Wizard. She goes for the cover but Natalya kicks out.
Asuka with an arm bar but Natalya breaks the grip and hits Asuka with right hands. Asuka goes for another arm bar. Natalya stands up and lifts Asuka while in the arm bar. A vertical suplex by Natalya. Asuka runs towards Natalya but Natalya with a kick. She grabs Asuka but Asuka rolls Natalya up, Natalya gets out of it. The two exchange covers. Both women back up and a back clothesline by Natalya.
She goes for the sharpshooter on Asuka and locks it in. Asuka reaches the ropes and falls to the outside. Natalya goes to the outside and throws Asuka back into the ring. Natalya gets back in the ring as Sane distracts Natalya and Asuka gets the Asuka lock and Natalya taps out.
In-Ring: Asuka, Becky Lynch
After the match, Asuka gets on the microphone and starts yelling in Japanese. She switches to English where she challenges Becky Lynch to a match for the Raw women’s championship.
Out comes the WWE Raw women’s champion. Becky Lynch wearing all black with black sunglasses and the championship around her waist walks down to the ring. She gets into the ring. The fans chant “Becky” as she takes her glasses off.
Becky says after ducking her for a full year, she wants to fight her again. Lynch says beating her at the Royal Rumble nearly gave her super powers. And if she thinks she wants to drink from that fountain again, she is right because she does. But she thinks why would she put her championship on the line so close to WrestleMania? Lynch says because the only thing more fun than beating her ass once would be beating her again. Lynch says she’s on.
Sane tries to attack Lynch from behind but Lynch throws her to the outside. Lynch turns around and flexes on Asuka telling her she has eyes in the back of her head. Lynch grabs her WWE championship and leaves.
In-Ring: Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins says good things come to those who are on the right side of victory. And to join him in giving a round of applause to Buddy Murphy and AOP for their victory earlier tonight. Rollins says now it is his time to once again dethrone Brock Lesnar as the fans don’t appear to like it. He says he made that promise this time last year and he got a different response. He says he promised he would go to WrestleMania and beat Lesnar for the Universal title and that’s exactly what he did. And he took that title and he defended it all across the world. From here to Paris, to Tokyo, to Seattle, to New York City. And instead of a proper welcome, he got crucified.
Rollins says he doesn’t hate them for it. Rollins says he’s here to say thank you. It’s because of them that he is the man that he is today. The man he has become and so proud of. ANd he is going to dethrone Brock Lesnar once again but this time it won’t be for him or for the fans but for the greater good. For something that you cannot begin to understand. It will be remembered in 10, 20, 100 years. He will go down as the man who saved this industry. Drew McIntyre won’t go to WrestleMania to fight the beast, he will go to fight the Monday Night Messiah.
#1 Contender Triple Threat Match
Seth Rollins vs. Ricochet vs. Bobby Lashley
The bell rings and we are under way. Ricochet fights off both Rollins and Lashley. He throws Lashley to the outside and goes for a cover on Rollins but Rollins kicks out. Ricochet with a hurricanrana as Rollins falls to the outside. Ricochet runs to the ropes but Lashley trips him up. Seth back in the ring and the sling blade onto Ricochet. As Lashley is entering the ring, Rollins knees him back onto the outside. Rollins attacks Ricochet, he goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out again. He sends Ricochet to the corner, runs towards him as Ricochet throws him onto the ring apron.
Seth jumps off, Ricochet moves out of the way and Lashley knocks Rollins down. Lashley grabs Ricochet and Rollins and delivers a double neck breaker. Lashley clothesline Rollins to the outside. He runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet with a kick to the side of the head. He drop kicks Lashley to the outside.
Ricochet jumps over the top rope and onto Lashley. He gets back into the ring and jumps over the top rope onto Rollins. Ricochet throws Rollins back into the ring. Ricochet climbs the top rope but in comes Buddy Murphy who pushes Ricochet onto the outside. AOP come and beat up on Lashley. They throw Lashley into the barricade.
Out comes Kevin Owens. Murphy runs towards the stage as Owens takes Murphy out. Erik comes from behind and attacks AOP. Owens runs to the ring and they beat up on AOP. Erik and Owens grab steel chairs and hit AOP with them on the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Seth and Ricochet are down in the ring. Both men back up and Ricochet with right hands. He runs to the ropes but Lashley catches him taking him down. Rollins runs towards Lashley as Lashley catches him with a spinebuster. He gets Rollins in the corner and spears him in the corner. Ricochet jumps off the top rope and a cross body takes Lashley down.
Ricochet with a right hand takes Rollins down. With Lashley on the outside, Ricochet gets on the ring apron and knocks Lashley down. Ricochet jumps off the top rope and a flying forearm takes Rollins down. A standing shooting star press by Ricochet. He goes for the cover but Rollins kicks out. Lashley attacks Ricochet from behind.
Lashley goes to lift Ricochet up but Ricochet lands on his feet. A spine buster by Lashley takes Ricochet down. He drops Rollins face first onto the mat. Lashley goes for the cover but Rollins kicks out. All three men are down. Lashley and Rollins back up. Rollins gets on the top rope and the blockbuster onto Lashley. He goes for the cover but Ricochet breaks it up. Ricochet with a right hand. He runs towards Rollins but Rollins catches him and throws him onto the turnbuckle.
Rollins climbs the top rope but Ricochet hits Rollins slowing him down. Ricochet climbs the second rope as he goes for a suplex. Lashley climbs the second rope and a superplex off the top rope as all three men are down. Ricochet gets back on the top rope. He jumps off and lands the 630. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Out comes Brock Lesnar and he hits the F5 on Ricochet. He raises the WWE championship in the air.