November 16, 2020
Orlando, Florida (Amway Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- 6-Woman Tag Team Match: Asuka, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke defeated Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lana via Asuka Lock by Asuka on Lana
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The New Day defeated Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander via the Daybreak on Alexander
- RETRIBUTION defeated Braun Strowman, Keith Lee, Sheamus & Matt Riddle via rollup by Ali on Riddle
- Bray Wyatt defeated The Miz via Sister Abigail
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton (c) via the Claymore to become the NEW WWE Champion
In-Ring: Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, The Miz, John Morrison
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. McIntyre’s appearance on SmackDown is highlighted. McIntyre confronted Roman Reigns, who he could potentially face at Survivor Series if he’s victorious for the WWE Championship tonight.
McIntyre welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw. This Sunday is WWE Survivor Series. Since its inception, it’s been an American Thanksgiving tradition. Since he’s been in America for a third of his life, he loves Thanksgiving. You hang out with family and friends and talk about what you’re thankful for. McIntyre grew up in front of the WWE Universe. McIntyre is thankful for family and friends he can lean on. He’s thankful for his fans and the WWE ThunderDome for bringing them closer together. McIntyre asks the ThunderDome if they’re ready for him to Claymore Kick Randy Orton’s head off, and they “cheer.” McIntyre also thanks the haters and doubters because they can read between the lines.
Speaking of doubters, he paid the head of the table Roman Reigns a visit to let him know he doesn’t have to worry about Randy Orton since he’ll be WWE Champion. Reigns didn’t care about Orton or him. Reigns doesn’t care about anybody but himself. Reigns has put himself so high on a pedestal with his head so far up his own ass. McIntyre will win the WWE Championship, go to Survivor Series, climb up, and Claymore Kick him down to earth. McIntyre will humble Reigns.
WWE Champion Randy Orton appears on the big screen. Orton says he heard McIntyre talking about what he’s thankful for. Orton wants to say what he’s thankful for. Orton is thankful for being a 14-time WWE World Champion, but he’s also thankful that the fine handed to him for putting his hands on Adam Pearce didn’t impact him. For 20 years, he has been getting fined. Orton has been fined and suspended more than any WWE Superstar that has been contracted. Orton has been at home on his couch longer than 80% of the roster has been in the ring. Why is he still here with everything he’s done? Orton is still the best and on top because he is the greatest wrestler ever. Orton is going to prove it again, just like he did at Hell in a Cell. Orton will prove it when he walks out after beating McIntyre still WWE Champion.
McIntyre says Orton forgot to mention the three most deadly letters in sports-entertainment R-K-O. They’ve done this so long they can finish each other’s sentences. Tonight, McIntyre isn’t falling off Hell in a Cell. Tonight, he’ll be WWE Champion. McIntyre goes to leave the ring, but…
…The Miz and John Morrison come out to the stage. Miz asks if Morrison knows the date. It’s November 16, which means there is an all-new episode of “Miz & Mrs” airing after Raw. It’s got nothing to do with Hell in a Cell because that’s in the past. The present and future are way more interesting. It happens to be them because Miz is Mr. Money in the Bank. Miz keeps saying, “Cooooorrect!” Miz says he’ll be front row for tonight’s match after pulling some strings. McIntyre threatens him if he gets involved in the match. Miz says the possibilities of change are incredible tonight. The WWE Championship could change hands. It’s clear that the hands holding the title will belong to The Miz. Miz mentions “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt going missing. Morrison says he realized Miz is inevitable. Miz says change is coming tonight.
McIntyre asks Miz if he knows the difference between him and Orton. Orton is patient whereas he is not. Miz says McIntyre cost himself the WWE Championship. McIntyre angrily approaches them, so they hop out of the ring. Miz says McIntyre gave too many title opportunities when he was champion. Tonight, whether McIntyre wins or loses, he’ll be laughing all the way to the bank. Miz and Morrison laugh as they walk off. McIntyre coldly stares at them.
6-Woman Tag Team Match
Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Lana vs. Asuka, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
Lana is warming up backstage. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Lana says she won’t pull a Randy Orton and not tag in. They warn her not to tag in.
After commercials, Lana starts the match against Dana Brooke, but Shayna Baszler immediately blind tags in. Baszler and Jax yell at Lana. Baszler quickly takes Brooke down and hits a nasty backbreaker. Baszler tosses Brooke out of the ring and tags Nia Jax in. Jax sets up for a Samoan Drop on the floor, but Mandy Rose runs over. Jax takes Rose down and puts her arm on the steel steps. Baszler then stomps on the arm against the steps.
We come back from the break to see Baszler going to stomp Brooke’s arm, but Brooke slams her into the corner. Asuka eventually tags in and attacks. Asuka attacks Baszler. Lana soon blind tags in as Baszler fights back and applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler is infuriated. Lana kicks Asuka in the head and covers for a near fall. Jax and Baszler order her to tag out, but Asuka puts Lana in the Asuka Lock for the loss.
Winners by Submission: Asuka, Mandy Rose, and Dana Brooke
Nia Jax puts Lana through a table once again with a Samoan Drop following the match.
Backstage: Team Raw
The Men’s Team Raw team is shown arguing backstage. AJ Styles suggests they face RETRIBUTION as a tune up since they all don’t like them. Styles talks to his associate and says he doesn’t speak English. The associate says of course he speaks English, so Styles is confused and has many questions.
Backstage: Dana Brooke, Reckoning
Dana Brooke is outside the trainer’s room waiting for news on Mandy Rose. Reckoning attacks Brooke from behind and stomps her into a crate.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss are inside the Firefly Fun House. They talk about what The Miz had to say. Bray Wyatt says Miz needs to pay attention or he’ll get his bad side. Wyatt will show what happens when he gets a little help from his friends. Wyatt does karate, a spelling bee (he spells “jackass” as “M-I-Z”), and throws a dart through Ramblin’ Rabbit’s heart. Wyatt says he’ll see Miz later.
Raw Tag Team Championship
The New Day vs. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander
The Hurt Business is in the ring. MVP says at Survivor Series, Bobby Lashley will squeeze the life out of Sami Zayn, who is vermin personified. Tonight, they’re going to take the Raw Tag Team Titles and face The Street Profits.
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day interrupt them. They don’t want the Hurt Business spreading lies anymore. They’re the Jerk Business. They can’t represent Raw as the WWE World Tag Team Champions.
Kofi Kingston starts against Cedric Alexander. Alexander quickly takes him down and controls him. Kingston fights up and whips him off. Alexander shoulder blocks him down for a no count. Kingston sends him into the ropes, leapfrogs him twice, and hits a back elbow for a no count. Xavier Woods tags in, and The New Day double-teams Alexander with kicks and splashes for a two count. Shelton Benjamin tags in and takes Woods down. Benjamin sends him into the ropes, but Woods responds with a forearm. Woods puts Benjamin in the corner and punches him before connecting with a dropkick for a two count. Woods tags in and punches Benjamin a few times. Woods hits the ropes, but Benjamin clotheslines him down. Benjamin scoop slams Woods twice and hits a spinebuster for a near fall.
Alexander tags in and takes Woods down. Alexander grounds him with a rest hold, but Woods fights up. Alexander dropkicks him for a two count. He goes to the chin lock, but Woods fights up. Benjamin gets in and goes for a slam, but Woods hits a step-up enzuigiri. Kingston tags in and hits a springboard clothesline. Kingston hits Alexander and attacks Benjamin. Kingston takes him down before booting him in the face. Kingston goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block for a near fall. The Hurt Business soon hits Kingston with a powerbomb/cross-body block combo for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Benjamin grounding Kingston. Kingston eventually fights up and takes Benjamin down.
Woods and Alexander tag in. Woods takes Alexander down before hitting Benjamin with an Honor Roll. Woods sends Alexander out of the ring and splashes Benjamin against the ropes. As he does, he hits Alexander with a baseball slide. Woods gets Alexander in the ring and goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick to pick up a near fall. Woods chops Alexander and lifts him, but Alexander gets out. Woods gets out of a suplex and tags Kingston in. Woods sets Alexander in, and Kingston comes off the top rope with a double stomp to the chest. Benjamin breaks up the pin.
Woods charges, but Benjamin knocks him out of the ring. Kingston is also sent out of the ring. Alexander hits two absolutely wild suicide dives before getting caught in the ropes on a third one. Woods took that third one after he pushed Kingston out of the way. Benjamin turns Kingston inside out with a clothesline on the floor and sends him into the ring post. Benjamin hits an Angle Slam on Kingston… but Kingston kicks out! MVP cannot believe it at ringside.
Alexander tags in and hits an inverted atomic drop. Benjamin superkicks Kingston. Alexander hits Kingston with a brainbuster, but Woods breaks up the pin. Kingston flips out of a Lumbar Check and kicks him. Benjamin is sent to the apron. Kingston kicks Alexander and hits Benjamin with Trouble in Paradise. The New Day hits Daybreak (backbreaker/diving double stomp combo) for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: The New Day
Backstage: Drew McIntyre, Sheamus
Drew McIntyre is backstage when Sheamus stops him. Sheamus talks about them teaming up again and shows him a storage chest. McIntyre opens it up and looks at his old kilt and jacket. Sheamus then presents him a sword. McIntyre looks moved.
Mustafa Ali is backstage with RETRIBUTION. Ali says Team Raw is selfish and will go down. He just hopes the so-called captain AJ Styles is ready to go down with his ship.
Braun Strowman, Keith Lee, Sheamus & Matt Riddle vs. RETRIBUTION
AJ Styles will be on commentary. His enormous associate is behind him.
Matt Riddle will start against Slapjack. Riddle quickly takes him down and applies a rear naked choke. Slapjack quickly gets to the ropes. Riddle jumps on his back and goes for a sleeper hold. Slapjack powers him off, but Riddle hits him with two gutwrench suplexes. T-Bar tags in, but Riddle kicks him in the head and hits some running forearms on him. T-Bar fights him off and kicks Keith Lee off the apron. Riddle quickly hits T-Bar with an exploder followed by a Broton for a one count. Riddle hooks the arm and goes for a tag. Braun Strowman tosses Sheamus’ tag away and goes for one. Sheamus pulls him off the apron, and they argue. AJ Styles gets off commentary and tries to help. They shove him into his associate.
We come back from the break to see RETRIBUTION triple-teaming Riddle. Mustafa Ali tags in and talks trash. Riddle punches him, but Ali responds with a neckbreaker for a two count. T-Bar tags in and stomps away at Riddle. Mace tags in, and he hits a double big boot with T-Bar for a near fall. Slapjack tags in and kicks Riddle. Riddle blocks one and goes for an ankle lock. Slapjack rolls through and gets out of the Bro To Sleep. Slapjack then knees Riddle in the face. Riddle quickly comes back with a fisherman’s buster.
Keith Lee and Ali tag in. Lee ducks a clothesline from Mace and shoulder blocks him. Lee then takes T-Bar down. Lee avalanches Mace, T-Bar, and Slapjack before throwing Slapjack into them. Lee hits a Pounce on Slapjack to knock him out of the ring. Lee grabs him and goes for a Spirit Bomb. Lee uses Slapjack to hit T-Bar and Mace. Lee clotheslines them out of the ring. They pull him out and grab Lee, but Lee fights back. Ali hits Lee with a suicide dive. Lee is put in the ring. Ali covers for a near fall. Strowman runs one of them over. Slapjack runs, but Sheamus turns him inside out with a Brogue Kick! Sheamus blind tags in on Lee. Strowman then blind tags in on Sheamus. They argue before Strowman sends him over the top rope. Riddle tags himself in, so Strowman shoves him. Ali drives Riddle into Strowman and rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: RETRIBUTION
Backstage: Nikki Cross
— WWE (@WWE) November 17, 2020
Nikki Cross is looking for Alexa Bliss. Sarah Schreiber asks why she’s looking for Bliss when she turned her down. Cross says she won’t give up. Bray Wyatt has he hypnotized. She has to find her.
Backstage: Jeff Hardy, Elias
Schreiber then finds Jeff Hardy, who is upset about a fake wanted poster Elias put up backstage.
Elias is playing guitar backstage when Jeff Hardy walks up to him. Hardy says he didn’t hit Elias with the car. Elias says Hardy is the only one who knows what happened that night since it was him. Hardy slams him into the wall and says he was found innocent. If Elias keeps accusing Hardy of things he didn’t do, he’ll be guilty of worse than hitting him with a car.
The Undertaker will be live this Sunday at WWE Survivor Series.
In-Ring: The Miz, John Morrison, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross
— WWE (@WWE) November 17, 2020
The Miz makes his way to the ring with John Morrison. Miz says he hasn’t seen eye-to-eye with Bray Wyatt. A year ago, Wyatt sent a demonic doll to his one year old. Tonight, Miz said things that were unacceptable. Of course, one is worse than the other. They shouldn’t have this match tonight. They should find a peaceful solution. Miz says Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton have a WWE Championship match tonight. It’s the perfect opportunity for them. They should work together and make their dreams come true. Miz asks, “Whattaya say, pal?”
Alexa Bliss’ music hits, which has been remixed to sound closer to The Fiend’s music. Bliss is laughing and says, “He says… ‘No!’” Bliss laughs. Nikki Cross walks out and says Wyatt is bad news. Bliss goes into a trance. Cross begs Bliss to leave with her. Bliss then says Cross is right… before slapping her in the face. Bliss then punches away at her. Cross fights back. They’re eventually separated.
The Firefly Fun House theme plays, and Bliss immediately starts smiling. Wyatt comes out and scowls at Cross. He then happily walks arm-in-arm with Bliss to the ring.
The Miz vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt says it doesn’t have to be this way. Wyatt will forgive Miz. Wyatt extends his hand, but Miz kicks it away and punches him. Wyatt laughs and dances. Miz punches and chops Wyatt. Wyatt soon reverses a whip and hits a back elbow. Miz comes back with a kick to the head and beats him down before raking the eyes. John Morrison gets a cheap shot in, but it only infuriates Wyatt. Bliss then scares Morrison away. Wyatt punches Miz down and pounces his head off the mat. Miz rolls out of the ring to recover. Wyatt sends Miz into the steel steps and yells at him. Wyatt puts Miz in the ring and tells him not to talk to Bliss. Miz boots Wyatt back, but Wyatt absorbs it. Miz snaps Wyatt off the top rope before going to the top rope. Miz hits a double axe handle followed by a kneeling DDT for a one count. Wyatt soon fights back and trips Miz. Miz gets out of Sister Abigail before hitting the ropes, but Wyatt flattens him with a clothesline. Wyatt avalanches Miz before wiping him out with a body block. Bliss is happy at ringside. Wyatt hits a standing uranage before hitting a neck snapper.
Morrison goes for Wyatt, but Bliss leaps and tackles him over the barricade! Miz hits Wyatt with his patented corner clothesline, but Wyatt pulls him out and hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Backstage: Adam Pearce, Asuka
WWE Official Adam Pearce says Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke cannot compete, so they’ll be replaced by Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce on Team Raw.
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka is then interviewed and says she’ll beat Sasha Banks this Sunday.
Backstage: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce
— WWE (@WWE) November 17, 2020
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler meet their new tag team partners Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce backstage. Jax isn’t happy Baszler couldn’t pull back on breaking Mandy Rose’s arm. Teaming with the new members is the worst idea since Quibi.
Randy Orton (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance with the blue kilt and sword Sheamus gave him. McIntyre sticks the sword into the stage and the pyrotechnics go off. The WWE Championship match is next.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. McIntyre applies a side headlock, so Orton whips him off. McIntyre quickly shoulder blocks him down. Orton gets to his feet and kicks McIntyre in the midsection. McIntyre quickly punches back and knocks him down with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre stomps Orton before pulling him to his feet and punching him. Orton punches back, so McIntyre hits another Glasgow Kiss. Orton hits the ropes, but McIntyre drops him with a spinebuster for a near fall.
Orton immediately gets out of the ring to recover. Orton grabs his WWE Championship and goes to walk off. McIntyre shakes his head, chases him, and takes Orton down. McIntyre sends him into the barricade and talks a little trash. McIntyre gets Orton in the ring and sets up for a Claymore Kick… but Orton ducks it and gets out of the ring. Orton leaves the ring and goes to walk off, but WWE Official Adam Pearce walks out and says the match will have no count-outs or disqualifications. The match will only end by pinfall or submission. That is official. Orton is not happy.
We come back from the break to see Orton and McIntyre exchanging punches. Orton soon drops him with his patented headlock backbreaker. Orton rolls out of the ring to grab a steel chair. Orton hits him in the midsection with the chair before smacking it off his back. The match was changed to No DQ moments ago by Adam Pearce. Orton taunts McIntyre a bit before driving the chair into his ribs. Orton then digs the chair into McIntyre’s jaw, which was broken two months ago after three Punt Kicks. Orton smashes the chair off McIntyre’s back again and covers for a near fall. Orton covers a few more times out of frustration.
Orton gets McIntyre outside the ring and crushes him with a back suplex off the apron. Orton grabs the steel steps and drives them into McIntyre’s face. Orton gets McIntyre in the ring and covers for a near fall. Orton digs his foot into McIntyre’s face before stomping him and dropping a knee for a near fall. Orton angrily throws McIntyre out of the ring and tosses out the steel chair. McIntyre blocks a bounce off the commentary table and punches back. Orton thumbs him in the eye and connects with an uppercut. Orton hits a back suplex on the commentary table. Orton mounts McIntyre on the table and punches away at him. Orton shouts that the WWE Championship will never go back to McIntyre. Orton punches him a few more times before giving him another back suplex on the table. Orton grabs him, but McIntyre punches back at him. McIntyre rocks him with some right hands before giving Orton a taste of his own medicine: two back suplexes on the commentary table! McIntyre sizes Orton up and charges for a Claymore Kick, but Orton moves and McIntyre hits the table hard.
We come back from the break to see Orton has set up a folding table at ringside. McIntyre attacks him, but Orton soon kicks him in the face for a two count. Orton applies a chin lock, but McIntyre fights up. McIntyre hits a pair of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. McIntyre waits for him to get up and hits a running neckbreaker before kipping up. McIntyre gets fired up and starts to stalk Orton. McIntyre goes for the Future Shock DDT, but Orton gets out. Orton puts him on the apron, so McIntyre goes to the top rope. Orton punches McIntyre as he climbs the ropes. Orton then connects with his father’s old finishing maneuver: the superplex. Orton crawls over and covers McIntyre, but he can only get a two count.
Orton goes for an RKO, but McIntyre gets a backslide pin for a two count. McIntyre quickly follows up with a Future Shock DDT, but he can only pick up a near fall. McIntyre lifts Orton on his shoulders, but Orton gets to the apron. McIntyre snaps him off the top rope and punches him in the face. McIntyre then knocks Orton off the apron through the table at ringside! Orton lets out a loud groan. McIntyre gets him in the ring for a near fall.
McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick, but Orton counters into a snap powerslam for a near fall. Orton gets him outside the ring, puts him on the commentary table, and hits a draping DDT on the floor! Orton pulls him to the apron and hits a second draping DDT! Orton sets up for an RKO, but McIntyre pushes him off and hits a Claymore Kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre grabs the WWE Championship and shouts for Roman Reigns to set a seat at the table for him. McIntyre shouts to the fans at home that this is their moment.