July 13, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Elimination Tag Team Match: Andrade & Angel Garza defeated The Viking Raiders, with Garza last eliminating Ivar via powerbomb
- Bianca Belair & Ruby Riott defeated The IIconics via KOD by Belair on Kay
- Aleister Black defeated Murphy by disqualification when Seth Rollins interfered
- Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins via Stunner
- Randy Orton defeated R-Truth via RKO
- Bobby Lashley defeated Ricochet via Full Nelson
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) defeated The Kabuki Warriors via Bank Statement by Banks on Sane
In-Ring: MVP, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre
MVP is in the ring for another episode of the VIP Lounge. It’s time for another VIP Lounge, which means big things are poppin’, little things are stopping’ because the VIP Lounge is for people like him and his guest… people better than you. His guest tonight took an unemployed bum in Drew McIntyre and gave him somewhere to stay and kept him afloat. He’s one of the nicest guys MVP knows, Dolph Ziggler!
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown of Drew McIntyre beating Heath Slater last week, a match he was forced into by Ziggler. After the match, Ziggler attacked Slater, but McIntyre chased him off. Ziggler says he loves what MVP has done with the United States Championship. When he beats McIntyre for the WWE Championship, he wants to change the title into something like that. MVP says his people will call Ziggler’s people and they’ll get that in motion. MVP commends Ziggler holding off on releasing the strategy for the title match this Sunday. Ziggler says he knows how to build up McIntyre and take him down. Ziggler puts himself over for picking McIntyre up and bringing him in. Without Ziggler, McIntyre would be an unemployed loser looking for a handout. McIntyre never even thanked him. McIntyre is only in the main event of WrestleMania because of him. MVP thanks Ziggler for all that he’s done.
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring, kicking over the red rope stanchion on the way. McIntyre sarcastically apologizes for interrupting. MVP says he has no class. McIntyre says he won’t destroy the set or hit MVP with a Claymore Kick like he always does. Last week after what Ziggler did with Heath Slater, he realized that Ziggler used him. Ziggler used him like he did with Mandy Rose and Big E. Ziggler may be one of the most talented in ring performers they’ve seen… Ziggler cuts him off, but McIntyre silences him. McIntyre says they’re past Claymore Country. He’s going to hurt and maim Ziggler. He’s going to make Ziggler wish he never brought him back. Whatever happens on Sunday is on Ziggler. McIntyre says he doesn’t even want to wait and wants some action before Sunday. McIntyre then takes Ziggler down with a straight right hand. McIntyre then walks off.
Backstage: Charly Caruso, Andrade, Angel Garza, Zelina Vega, The Viking Raiders
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2020
Charly Caruso is backstage with Andrade, Angel Garza, and Zelina Vega. She asks how they’ll keep on the same page. Vega calls her “Two Buck Chuck.” Vega says she’s tired of the false narrative that her clients can’t get along. They beat the Viking Raiders and teamed with Randy Orton last week to do it again with The Big Show on the Raiders’ side. Garza and Andrade calm Vega down. Garza says he can beat them before saying he and Andrade can do it. Andrade says if Garza has his back, he’ll have Garza’s back. The Viking Raiders walk up. Erik says they’ve dishonored the competition by cheating to win. They’ve been the most dominant tag team on Raw for a year. They’re going down. Caruso says she was distracted, so Ivar takes the rose from Garza and gives it to her. Caruso looks smitten with Ivar, and Garza is upset.
Elimination Tag Team Match
The Viking Raiders vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
Andrade and Garza attack The Viking Raiders at the sound of the bell and knock them out of the ring. Andrade punches away at Ivar and takes a moment before tagging Garza in. Garza takes Ivar down and rips his pants off. Ivar tags Erik in, who knocks Garza down and hits a t-bone suplex. Erik then knocks Andrade off the apron. Erik flips Garza over and knees him in the face. Ivar tags in, and Erik drives Garza into the corner. Ivar avalanches him before Erik drives him into Garza. Andrade breaks up the pin. Erik tags back in and goes for double knees in the corner, but Garza moves. Garza superkicks Erik and tags Andrade in. Andrade hits double knees on Erik before Garza dropkicks Ivar off the apron. Andrade hits Erik with a Hammerlock DDT to eliminate him!
Erik has been eliminated from the match.
We come back from the break to see Andrade applying an arm bar to Ivar. Ivar fights up, but Andrade pulls the hair and stomps him in the corner. Garza tags in, but Andrade wasn’t happy. Ivar fights back and knocks Andrade out of the ring. Garza dropkicks him as Ivar tries a suicide dive. Garza and Andrade fist bump at ringside, and Ivar wipes them out with a suicide dive.
In the ring, Ivar goes for a handspring back elbow, but Andrade saves Garza and takes it himself. Garza kicks him and sends him to the corner, but Ivar puts the brakes on and punches him down. Ivar cartwheels around a clothesline and takes him down. Andrade tags in, and Ivar goes for a spin kick on Garza, but Andrade takes it. Ivar pins Andrade to eliminate him.
Andrade has been eliminated from the match.
Garza superkicks Ivar, but Ivar comes back with a seated senton. Ivar crushes Garza with a spin kick, but Andrade puts Garza’s foot on the bottom rope. Ivar is furious. Ivar puts Garza in the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Garza moves. Garza counters a seated senton into a powerbomb for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Andrade and Angel Garza
Backstage: Ruby Riott, The IIconics, Bianca Belair
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Ruby Riott when The IIconics immediately cut them off. They make fun of Riott for not having any friends and not being able to get a partner for their tag team match tonight. Bianca Belair walks up and is going to be Riott’s partner. Belair says she’s the smartest, strongest, quickest tag team partner. They can’t work her. The IIconics look worried.
The IIconics vs. Bianca Belair & Ruby Riott
Ruby Riott will start against Peyton Royce. Riott elbows her and kicks Kay. Riott rolls her up for a one count. Riott tries again two more times for the same result. Riott takes her down with a standing STO for a two count. Kay blind tags in and big boots Riott for a two count. Kay stomps Riott down in the corner and tags Royce in. Royce clubs Riott’s back and knees her. Royce takes her down with a spin kick. Riott quickly hits a jawbreaker. Kay tags in and stops Riott from making the tag. Riott kicks her away.
Belair tags in and shoulder blocks Kay before hitting a forearm. Belair dropkicks her down and kips up. Belair avalanches her before having a whip to the corner reversed. Belair slingshots over her and does a handspring. Belair lifts her up, does some squats, and hits a scoop slam. Belair hits a handspring that knocks Royce off the apron and hits Kay with a standing moonsault. Royce breaks up the pin, but Riott knocks her out of the ring. Belair avoids the Shades of Kay and hits her with the KOD for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Bianca Belair and Ruby Riott
Backstage: R-Truth, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa
— WWE (@WWE) July 14, 2020
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth walks up to Ricochet and Cedric Alexander. R-Truth congratulates Ricochet on becoming the MVP of Raw. Ricochet says he’s facing Bobby Lashley with MVP tonight… he’s not the MVP of Raw. Alexander says R-Truth should be worried about facing Randy Orton, but R-Truth says he’s facing Ric Flair. Alexander reminds him that Flair challenged R-Truth on behalf of Orton.
R-Truth looks worried and walks off. R-Truth sees Akira Tozawa and asks him to teach him how to be a black belt in the next ten minutes. Tozawa declines and tries to roll him up for the title, but R-Truth kicks out. Tozawa and the ninjas come up, so Ricochet and Alexander join R-Truth. R-Truth challenges Tozawa in the ring now.
In-Ring: Akira Tozawa, R-Truth, Shayna Baszler
Akira Tozawa is already in the ring with the ninjas. WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth makes his entrance and isn’t happy Tozawa has the ninjas while he’s alone.
All of a sudden, Shayna Baszler’s music hits. She makes her way to the ring, and Tozawa looks nervous. Tozawa sends a ninja to her, but she takes the ninja out with the Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler kicks and knees the next ninja down. Finally, the third ninja gets punched and turned inside out with a gutwrench suplex. Tozawa and R-Truth both decide to leave.
Baszler says she’s been patient for too long. She’s let these weak women’s champions run around and have their fun thinking the trail of broken limbs left in her wake was a distant memory. It’s time for a reality check and she is that reality.
Backstage: Murphy, Seth Rollins
Footage is shown of Rey Mysterio and Kevin Owens beating Seth Rollins and Murphy last week on Raw. Mysterio got to pick the stipulation for The Horror Show at Extreme Rules: an Eye for an Eye Match against Seth Rollins.
Murphy looks worried backstage. Seth Rollins asks what’s troubling him. Murphy asks if they’re literally going to try and blind each other on Sunday. Rollins says nothing of significance happens without sacrifice. Rollins wants Murphy to concentrate on his match against Aleister Black. He has a message to deliver.
In-Ring: Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring looking like he’s in a trance. An eye for an eye… Rollins repeats it numerous times. What does that even mean? Rollins knows what it means. When Rey Mysterio said it last week, he thought he meant it as a metaphor for revenge because that’s what “an eye for an eye” means. What he’s come to understand is that Mysterio meant it literally. Rollins is trying to comprehend and understand how we got to this point. All he is trying to do is lead Monday Night Raw to a brighter future. Mysterio has resisted his part in the greater good every step of the way. Now we’re at a point where he’s competing in a match at Extreme Rules where the only way to win is to pluck your opponent’s eyeball from its socket.
Never in the history of this company has there been sanctioned such a match. A stipulation that is so sadistic and barbaric… what he needs everyone to understand is the truth – he never meant to harm Rey Mysterio. That was never his intention. Mysterio presented himself to Rollins in a time of need and he did everything in his power to fulfill the prophecy. The WWE Universe asked him to be this person and lead Monday Night Raw into the future. That’s what he’s doing. This year’s Extreme Rules is called the Horror Show. That’s exactly what it’s going to be. Rey Mysterio has forced his hand for the very last time. He’ll be forced to rip and tear and gouge until he’s completely blind. Mysterio will never watch his son be married. Mysterio will never get to see his wife’s face again. He’ll never see another sunrise or sunset. Extreme Rules will be the end of Rey Mysterio, but in many ways it will be a new beginning.
Kevin Owens cuts Rollins off. Owens says he’s not sorry to interrupt at all. Last week when he came up with the idea of the winning tag team picking the stipulation, he thought Mysterio would pick a Last Man Standing or Cage Match. Instead, Mysterio came up with an Eye for an Eye match. What really surprises Owens is Rollins is such a scumbag that he forced someone who is an all time great in this business and a nice guy everyone looks up to, to get to the point that he wants to gouge Rollins’ eye out. Owens says at WrestleMania he was willing to risk his career if it meant shutting Rollins up. Rollins doesn’t have to be worried because he has Rollins covered. After Extreme Rules, he has a gift for Rollins from a pirate friend named Jean-Pierre LaFitte: an eye patch. Rollins calls for Murphy to come to the ring.
Murphy vs. Aleister Black
Murphy makes his way to the ring, but Aleister Black cuts him off. They brawl as we go to commercial.
We join the match in progress. Black quickly kicks him down a few times before Murphy dropkicks the knees. Black kicks him back, but Murphy hits a leg breaker over the ropes. Black falls to ringside. Murphy puts Black back in the ring and elbows him. Murphy comes off the second rope, but Black kicks him in the face out of midair. They trade punches in the ring before Murphy grabs the leg. Black gets away and stuns him with a shot. Black kicks the knees out and hits a low dropkick. Murphy ducks a spin kick and hits a chop block. Black quickly comes back with a knee strike to the head. Black lifts Murphy with his foot, but Murphy counters with a knee breaker. Black kicks him away, knocking him to the apron. Murphy kicks him in the knee and goes for a suplex to the floor, but Black blocks it. Black connects with Black Mass, sending Murphy back into the ring. Rollins pulls Black out of the ring.
Winner by Disqualification: Aleister Black
Rey Mysterio and Dominick run down to ringside.
Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
Owens pulls Rollins into the ring and punches away at him. Owens kicks away at the knee before turning him inside out with a whip to the corner and punching him down. Owens hits a senton splash for a two count. Rollins asks for mercy, but Owens just punches and stomps him down in the corner. Owens chops the chest, but Rollins soon boot shim back. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Black distracts him. Owens avalanches Rollins and hits a cannonball in the corner. Owens takes him down and knees him in the back before applying a surfboard stretch. Rollins fights out, but Owens just punches him down. Owens throws him out of the ring. Black, Mysterio, and Dominick all approach him. Rollins quickly jumps into the ring, but Owens punches him. Rollins quickly knees him and sends Owens out of the ring. Rollins goes outside, but Black cuts him off. Dominick joins in, and Owens runs through them both yelling, “Surprise!” and punches Rollins. Rollins tries to escape, but Owens catches him and puts him in the ring. Rollins quickly goes outside again, but he’s cornered. Owens punches away at him and bounces him off the apron. Owens gets on the apron, but Rollins jumps up. Owens puts him on his shoulders, but Rollins gets in the ring. Owens head-butts him and goes to get in the ring, but Rollins chop blocks him. Rollins charges and hits Owens with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Rollins choking Owens before going outside and sending him into the plexiglass. Rollins clubs Owens and puts him in the ring before taunting Black. Rollins gets in the ring and applies a surfboard stretch before ripping at the face. Rollins talks some trash, so Owens punches back. Rollins quickly hits a right hand and rakes the eyes. Owens forearms him back before reversing a whip. Owens lowers his head and eats a kick. Owens tries for a DDT, but Rollins kicks him and sets up for a powerbomb. Owens hits a back body drop, but Rollins lands on his feet. Owens immediately superkicks him down.
Owens quickly kicks Rollins and spikes him with a DDT for a near fall. Owens gets to his feet and charges, but Rollins boots him back. Rollins drives him into the turnbuckle and hits a blockbuster for a near fall. Owens soon blocks a superkick and rolls him up, but Rollins gets out. Owens superkicks him and goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Rollins gets out and hits an enzuigiri. Rollins connects with a superkick for a near fall. Owens avoids a Stomp and goes for a Stunner, but Rollins pushes him back. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Owens cuts him off. Owens goes for a superplex, but Rollins fights it and rips at his eye. Owens screams in pain and falls to the mat. Black angrily gets on the apron, as does Dominick and Mysterio. They distract Rollins. All three then get on the apron. The distractions allow Owens to hit Rollins with a Stunner for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Rey Mysterio gets in the ring. Mysterio says Rollins tried to end his career, terrorize his family, and put his hands on his son. Rollins crossed every line. Now it’s his turn. This Sunday at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, Mysterio will make a sacrifice of his own. Rollins will walk in with two eyes and leave with only one.
Backstage: Big Show, Ric Flair
The Big Show walks up to Ric Flair backstage and says they need to talk. Flair says when he remembers his retirement weekend and how everyone got upset because he talked so long, it’s because his career is 48 years long. 20 of those 48 was with Big Show. When he thinks about the great big men he’s come in contact with, including André the Giant, Big Show stands out in terms of athleticism and skill. Why is he still doing this? Is it pride and reputation? People won’t change their minds about him. Flair wants Big Show in the Hall of Fame healthy and not because of an injury at the hands of Randy Orton. It’s not too late to change his mind. Flair tells him to get on a plane to Los Angeles and live the good life. Flair goes to leave, but Big Show stops him. Big Show knows what Flair is trying to do. He’s the master. Big Show knows what Flair has done for Orton. He’s never seen Orton more dangerous. He may be the best WWE has ever seen. He knows what he did to Edge and Christian. Tonight he faces one of their friends in R-Truth. Is Flair willing to sacrifice his friendships so Randy Orton can be the Legend Killer?
Backstage: Randy Orton, Ric Flair
Video Package: Randy Orton as the Legend Killer
Randy Orton says you’re lucky if you make it out of this industry with a handful of friends. Orton had that handful of friends. He had Edge, Christian, The Big Show, and Ric Flair. Now Edge came back at the Royal Rumble and made a miraculous return. All Edge had to do was step in the ring and listen to Orton, but he didn’t trust him, so Orton sent him home to his wife and kids and a hurt tricep. As for Christian, there’s nothing wrong with defending his friend’s honor. His mistake was accepting his challenge for one more unsanctioned match. Orton has known Big Show for 20 years. Big Show took him under his wing and showed him how things went. Big Show wonders why he’d want to avenge some broken skulls rather than maintain his friendship with Orton. Ric Flair is family to him. It would be a shame if Flair did anything to jeopardize their friendship. As far as his match tonight goes and his opponent goes, R-Truth has his respect. R-Truth has made the WWE Universe laugh and smile. It’ll be a shame when all he amounts to is one more chapter in the long history of the Legend Killer.
Ric Flair walks up to him and gets pumped up for his match. Orton says he’ll be right behind him. Orton puts his head down and looks in Flair’s direction.
R-Truth vs. Randy Orton
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth makes his entrance. “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair comes out to the stage. Flair congratulates him on two decades of a great career. Flair wants him to know Randy Orton loves him as much as Flair does. That’s why Orton isn’t going to Punt him in the skull. He’s just going to give him the RKO tonight. Randy Orton then makes his entrance.
The bell rings, but R-Truth asks Orton to hold on because he wants to talk to Ric Flair. Orton goes to attack, but R-Truth fights back and clubs away at him. R-Truth goes for a Scissor Kick, but Orton moves. Orton drops him with an RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Randy Orton backs up and sets up for a Punt. Flair tries to step in front of him to stop him. The Big Show’s music hits, but Orton tells him to stop or he’ll Punt R-Truth’s head off. Orton says he wasn’t going to Punt him. That Punt had Big Show’s name on it. Next Monday, he’s got nothing going on. It’s time to finish what Big Show started in an unsanctioned match. Big Show looks fired up and shouts, “OK,” before getting in the ring. Orton and Flair get out and walk up the ramp.
Backstage: Bobby Lashley, MVP, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 14, 2020
Bobby Lashley and MVP walk up to Ricochet and Cedric Alexander. They aren’t looking for trouble. Sarah Schreiber walks up and asks MVP about facing Apollo Crews. MVP says he already beat the champion and isn’t worried.
Backstage: Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler
Schreiber then sees Drew McIntyre and asks how he prepares for an unknown stipulation. All of a sudden, Dolph Ziggler attacks McIntyre. They brawl as officials try to break it up.
Bobby Lashley vs. Ricochet
Ricochet backflips off Lashley and kicks him, but Lashley shakes it off. Ricochet gets out of the ring, but Lashley follows him and sweeps the feet. Lashley viciously sends him into the barricade before sending him into the apron. Lashley gets him in the ring and chokes him with his boot. Ricochet avoids a shoulder in the corner and goes for a roll-up, but Lashley stops him. Ricochet shoulders him and springboards off the top rope. Lashley catches him and goes for the Dominator before driving him into the mat for a near fall. Lashley elbows him and hits a stiff suplex for a near fall. Lashley chop blocks him and goes for a punch, but Ricochet avoids it, kicks him down, and hits a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Ricochet jumps over Lashley and superkicks him. Ricochet goes for a handspring back elbow, but Lashley counters into the Full Nelson.
Winner by Submission: Bobby Lashley
Alexander runs in to try and get Lashley off Ricochet. MVP runs in, but Alexander hits him with a Neuralyzer. Lashley immediately applies the Full Nelson to Alexander and slams him down. Lashley and MVP celebrate in the ring.
Backstage: Big Show
Charly Caruso is backstage with The Big Show. She says it appears he accepted the challenge of Randy Orton. Big Show says he does accept.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. The Kabuki Warriors
Sasha Banks and Bayley have microphones. Bayley says before they get their big championship match started, they wanted to Raw audience to see greatness.
Video Package: A tribute to Bayley and Sasha Banks
Banks and Bayley celebrate their video in the ring until The Kabuki Warriors cut them off.
Before the match begins, Bayley and Banks attack The Kabuki Warriors. Asuka and Kairi Sane fight back and hit stereo dropkicks to knock the Golden Role Models out of the ring.
Sasha Banks and Asuka will start the match off. Banks avoids her and tags Bayley in. They lock up, and Asuka powers her into the ropes. Asuka blocks a kick and kicks away at Bayley. Bayley quickly takes her down and kicks her in the back. Banks tags in and kicks Asuka, her opponent at Extreme Rules. Banks rakes the eyes on the ropes and picks up a two count. Bayley tags in and punches Asuka in the midsection. Asuka fights back, but Bayley cuts her off with some quick right hands. Asuka fights back and hits a double knee facebuster. Kairi Sane tags in, and she jumps off Bayley’s back to hit a forearm on Banks. Sane hits a blockbuster on Bayley for a two count. Banks runs in, and Sane hits a double arm drag before ducking a double clothesline and hitting a double spear. Sane gets fired up and hits a sliding forearm for a two count on Bayley. Sane hits a head-scissor takeover to send Bayley out of the ring. Asuka tags in. They send Banks out of the ring and hit stereo hip attacks on the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Asuka puts Banks in the ring and kicks away at her for a near fall. Asuka grabs the arm and applies an arm bar. Banks fights up, but Asuka hits an arm drag and keeps the arm bar applied. Asuka hits a hip attack in the corner, and Sane tags in. Sane goes to the top rope. Bayley pulls Asuka off the apron. Banks knocks Sane off the top rope for a two count. Banks throws her out of the ring and tags in Bayley. The Golden Role Models hit a double-team catapult into the plexiglass.
We come back from the break to see Banks applying a chin lock to Sane. Banks pulls her down and picks up a two count. Bayley tags in, and they slam Sane into the corner. Bayley chokes her with her boot. Banks tags in and hits a slingshot double knee. Banks taunts Asuka and covers Sane for a two count. Banks hits a suplex and floats over for another two count. Bayley tags in, taunts Asuka, and hits a hip attack to the face. Bayley applies a chin lock, but Sane gets out with a strike to the face. Banks quickly tags in and attacks her for a two count. Sane knocks Bayley off the apron and knocks Banks back. Sane goes for a tag, but Banks stops her. Sane then hits her with a spinning back fist.
Asuka and Bayley tag in. Asuka ducks a clothesline and kicks at her. Asuka has a whip reversed, but she hits Banks with a hip attack to knock her to the floor. Asuka takes Bayley down and hits a hip attack in the corner. Banks runs in, but Asuka knocks her back. Asuka hits a bulldog/clothesline combo on Bayley and Banks respectively for a near fall. Bayley rolls out of the ring to recover. Asuka gets on the apron for a sliding kick, but Bayley blocks it. Asuka knees her back and puts her in the ring. Asuka picks up a two count. Asuka goes to the second rope, but Bayley punches her and pulls her off. Banks tags in and hits double knees in the corner for a near fall. Bayley tags in. The Golden Role Models hit a double-team slam for another near fall. Bayley puts Asuka on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana. Banks tags in as Bayley knocks Sane off the apron. Banks pins Asuka, but Asuka floats through and picks up a two count. Asuka applies an Asuka Lock. Sane spears Bayley, but Banks makes it to the bottom rope for a break.
Banks and Asuka go for roll-ups, but Sane tags in. Sane kicks Banks, and Asuka kicks Banks down. Sane hits an InSane Elbow Drop, but Bayley pulls her out of the ring before the three count! Sane hits a forearm to the face and hits an Alabama Slam. Sane goes for a sliding forearm, but Banks counters into the Bank Statement for the win.
Winners by Submission and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Sasha Banks and Bayley