WWE Monday Night RAW 03 02 2020

WWE Raw Results
March 2, 2020
Brooklyn, New York
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The Raw video plays, and we go into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Beth Phoenix will give a medical update on her husband, Edge, later tonight. Seth Rollins and Murphy will defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against the Street Profits in a “Now or Never” match. AJ Styles battles Aleister Black, and Shayna Baszler will battle Kairi Sane.

WWE Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside Paul Heyman. Lesnar will face Drew McIntyre with the WWE Championship on the line in four weeks at WrestleMania.

Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar!” Lesnar looks absolutely pumped up. Heyman says he can’t do it. It’s their job to come out and hype the people on WrestleMania. Although he’ll give credit where credit is due, almost top to bottom, this is the most stacked WrestleMania lineup in decades. The main event of WrestleMania is a sham. The crowd boos. Heyman says they can sit there like Pavlovian Dogs all they want. They know it, Lesnar knows it, and Heyman knows it.

They want to sell you on Drew McIntyre — McIntyre’s name gets a big reaction. Heyman says McIntyre is a hyped up fraud. The crowd loudly boos. Lesnar didn’t just survive 15 top stars in WWE. Lesnar massacred 15 top stars in WWE only to get hit from behind in the testicles by Ricochet, leaving Lesnar vulnerable to Drew McIntyre to kick him in the face and knock him out of the Royal Rumble match. What makes you think that proves McIntyre can pin Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania? He can’t! All it does is show McIntyre can take advantage of a momentary situation. The next time Lesnar lays eyes and hands on McIntyre, it’s over. Do you want to know why? Drew McIntyre is nothing more than a stupid big bitch that’s going to get squashed…

Drew McIntyre’s music hits to a big ovation. McIntyre gets in Lesnar’s face. Lesnar backs up and says to wait until WrestleMania. Lesnar tries to blindside him, but McIntyre lays him out with a Claymore Kick! McIntyre kips up, and the crowd roars! Heyman is stunned. McIntyre walks off.

Lesnar soon comes to and is stumbling. The crowd chants, “You deserve it.” Lesnar looks infuriated as he grabs the WWE Championship. Lesnar stands at ringside, and the crowd sings, “Kiss Him Goodbye!” Lesnar is absolutely incensed as he goes up the ramp. McIntyre then blindsides him with a Claymore Kick on the stage to a huge ovation! McIntyre grabs the WWE Championship and holds it up. The crowd chants, “One more time!” McIntyre obliges and crushes Lesnar with a third Claymore Kick! The crowd is going wild and chants for McIntyre. McIntyre points at the WrestleMania sign.

-Commercial Break-

The Street Profits make their entrance to a big reception. Montez Ford says tonight is now or never for them. If Murph the Smurf and the Monday Night Pariah beat them, it’s over. No more opportunities for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Angelo Dawkins says the joke is on them because they’ll be winning the titles tonight. The Street Profits say they want the smoke.

Raw Tag Team Championship
The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy (c’s)

This is the Street Profits’ final opportunity for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Before the match, Rollins and Murphy attack the Street Profits. The Street Profits quickly clear them from the ring. Ford goes for a summersault senton, but Rollins and Murphy catch him and powerbomb him into the barricade!

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We join the match in progress. Murphy is holding Dawkins down in a chin lock. Dawkins fights up, but Murphy sends him out of the ring. Ford has not come onto the apron after the powerbomb into the apron. Dawkins hits Rollins with a flapjack on the floor before slamming Murphy into the barricade.

AOP are on the ramp. Ford tags in and hits Rollins and Murphy with a summersault senton! Ford gets in the ring and hits a springboard cross-body block on Rollins and Murphy. Ford clotheslines Murphy out of the ring, flips through a back suplex from Rollins and spikes him with a DDT. Ford hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Ford goes to the top rope, but he jumps over Rollins before he hits him. Rollins then flattens him with a Sling Blade. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Ford sidesteps him. Murphy blind tags in. Rollins and Murphy hit a double-team Buckle Bomb/kick to the head. Dawkins breaks up the pin.

Dawkins jabs Rollins in the face and lifts him. Rollins and Murphy send Dawkins shoulder-first into the ring post. Rollins tags in and goes for another Buckle Bomb/kick to the head, but Ford counters into a hurricanrana. Murphy accidentally kicks Rollins! Murphy quickly goes to the top rope and jumps, but Ford moves. Ford then sends Murphy over the top rope. Rollins rolls Ford up for a two count. Ford gets up and hits Rollins with a step-up enzuigiri. Ford goes to the top rope, but Rollins shoves him off to the floor! AOP comes down to ringside next to Ford, so the referee ejects them from ringside!

Rollins puts Ford in the ring. AOP and Murphy get on the apron, and the referee tries to stop them. Kevin Owens all of a sudden runs in while the referee is distracted and gives Rollins a Stunner! AOP chases Owens through the crowd. Dawkins absolutely crushes Murphy with a Pounce at ringside. Ford hits a Frog Splash for the win!

Winners by Pinfall and new Raw Tag Team Champions: The Street Profits

The Street Profits wildly celebrate in the ring before celebrating in the crowd. The Brooklyn crowd is eating this up.

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Charly Caruso interviews a furious Seth Rollins and Murphy backstage. Rollins says he is not most WWE Superstars. He doesn’t ask. He demands. At Elimination Chamber, he and Murphy are taking on The Street Profits, taking down the Street Profits, and taking back the Raw Tag Team Championship. As for Kevin Owens, he can name the time and place. When he gets his hands on Owens, he will be crucified.

WWE 24/7 Championship
Riddick Moss (c) vs. Ricochet

Riddick Moss did not get an entrance on television. He was already in the ring when Ricochet made his entrance.

Ricochet starts off strong against Moss, but Moss soon turns him inside out with a shoulder block. Moss sends Ricochet into the ropes, but Ricochet flips over him. Moss quickly catches him and hits a fallaway slam over the top rope to the floor. Ricochet is bleeding from the mouth.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ricochet make a brief comeback on Moss. Moss soon takes him down and hits a neckbreaker for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE 24/7 Champion: Riddick Moss

AJ Styles will battle Aleister Black, next.

-Commercial Break-

Kairi Sane is shown warming up with Asuka backstage. She’ll face Shayna Baszler later tonight on Raw. It is Baszler’s first match on Raw.

AJ Styles makes his entrance with The O.C. A video package showcases The Undertaker defeating AJ Styles with a single Chokeslam at WWE Super ShowDown for the Tuwaiq Trophy.

Styles says he is not in a good mood because of the Undertaker. An “Undertaker” chant fires up. Styles says he is phenomenal. There is a video of Mark Wahlberg trying to give him advice. The video is played for the crowd. Wahlberg tells Styles to walk away from the situation with the Undertaker. Styles says he should be celebrating with the Good Brothers. Instead he’s getting advice from Marky Mark. A “Marky Mark” chant fires up. Styles says he’ll go with his gut and not take Wahlberg’s stupid advice. It seems like he’s on a collision course with the Undertaker. Styles hopes Undertaker is watching because he has a match with Aleister Black tonight. Styles tells Undertaker to consider it a warning. Undertaker is a legend among legends trying to hold onto spotlight that isn’t his anymore. It belongs to Styles.

Before the match begins, Styles says Black will get a fight, but he didn’t read the contract. He has to go through Karl Anderson first.

Karl Anderson w/ The O.C. vs. Aleister Black

Gallows grabs Black’s heel as the bell rings. Black quickly cuts Anderson off and sends him out of the ring. Black then hits a baseball slide on Gallows before kicking Anderson down at ringside. Black angrily stares at Styles.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Black fight out of a chin lock, but Anderson soon takes him down with a spinebuster for a two count. Anderson goes back to the chin lock. Black fights up, so Anderson uppercuts him. Anderson shoves him off, but Black comes back with some back elbows and a leg sweep. Black kicks him in the ear and kips up before hitting a springboard moonsault. Black annihilates Anderson with the Black Mass for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black

AJ Styles does not look happy about this. Styles tells the referee to hold on because he didn’t properly explain the contract. If Black beats Anderson, to get to Styles he has to face Gallows. Gallows attacks Black and sends him out of the ring before driving him into the barricade and ring steps. Gallows drives Black into the barricade and puts him in the ring.

Luke Gallows w/ The. O.C. vs. Aleister Black

The bell rings, and Black boots Gallows three times. Gallows shoves him off and superkicks him down. Gallows drops an elbow and hits a running back elbow on Black in the corner for a two count. Gallows elbows away at Black and applies a chin lock. Black fights up and turns Gallows inside out with a knee to the midsection. Gallows quickly sends Black out of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Black knee Gallows in the face. Gallows quickly fights back and beats Black down in the corner. Gallows stomps away at Black until the referee disqualifies him.

Winner by Disqualification: Aleister Black

Anderson joins in and double-teams Black with Gallows. Gallows and Anderson hit Black with the Magic Killer as Styles smiles on. Styles shouts that he is ready for the match.

AJ Styles w/ The O.C. vs. Aleister Black

An “Undertaker” chant fires up. Black swings at Styles, but falls to the mat. Styles stomps Black and walks around the ring. Styles clotheslines Black in the corner and shouts that this is his ring. Black pulls himself up on the ropes, and Styles punches him. Black kicks him twice quickly, infuriating Styles. Black kicks him in the legs and goes for a punch, but Styles counters into a backbreaker. Styles crushes Black with a brainbuster and taunts the crowd. Styles goes to the apron and connects with a big Phenomenal Forearm. Styles then crosses Black’s arm a la the Undertaker and picks up the win!

Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles

Ruby Riott is backstage with Charly Caruso. Footage is shown of Riott attacking Liv Morgan after returning a month ago. Riott will face Morgan with Sarah Logan as the guest referee. Riott says people make and break promises every day. They prove themselves to be loyal and disloyal in a single breath. The only person she’s responsible for is herself. This Sunday, she’ll prove her ability to strike whenever she damn well pleases. There are no friends inside the Elimination Chamber.

Liv Morgan makes her entrance. She’ll be in action, next.

-Commercial Break-

Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott
Special Referee: Sarah Logan

The bell rings, and Morgan drives Riott into the corner before punching her. Morgan hits a missile dropkick and a running hip attack in the corner. Morgan hits a snapmare for a two count. Morgan applies an arm bar and talks trash. Riott gets to the bottom rope. Logan is calling it down the middle so far. Riott goes to the apron and kicks Morgan in the head. Riott kicks her in the ribs before applying a neck vice. Riott knees her in the face before stomping away at her in the corner. Logan backs Riott up. Morgan sidesteps Riott and rolls her up for a two count. Morgan punches Riott back, but Riott comes back with a flatliner. Morgan kicks out, and Riott accidentally head-butts Logan. Riott takes Morgan down for another two count. Riott argues with Logan over her count. Morgan rolls Riott up, and Logan fast counts her.

Winner by Pinfall: Liv Morgan

Riott shoves Logan, so Logan shoves her down. Morgan wipes out Riott, and Logan takes out Morgan.

Randy Orton is shown standing in the shadows backstage.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: Randy Orton destroys Edge on Raw the night after Royal Rumble

Beth Phoenix will provide a medical update on Edge later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Shayna Baszler make her Raw in-ring debut against Kairi Sane.

No Way Jose is dancing with his friends backstage when they bump into Erick Rowan. Jose asks why there is so much mystery. Rowan says he’ll reveal what’s in the cage. Rowan pulls out a giant tarantula and scares them all away.

-Commercial Break-

Footage is shown of Drew McIntyre wiping out Brock Lesnar with three Claymore Kicks to start off the show.

Kairi Sane w/ Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler

Before the match begins, Asuka and Kairi Sane shout in Japanese. Asuka says Kairi is hungry for Shayna Baszler.

The bell rings, and Baszler puts her mouthguard in. They circle the ring, and Sane quickly tries for a takedown. Baszler easily shoves her off. Sane applies a waistlock, but Baszler gets out and viciously twists the arm before kicking her in the leg. Baszler smiles at her handiwork. Baszler looks at Asuka, so Sane turns her around and slaps her in the face. Sane takes her down with a head-scissor takeover and kicks her in the leg to take her down. Baszler looks infuriated. Baszler counters a sliding forearm into a Kimura attempt, but Sane gets out. Baszler flattens her with a spinebuster and stomps the leg a few times. Baszler’s left ear is bright red. Baszler kicks away at the injured leg before hitting a leg DDT. Baszler sends Sane shoulder-first into the ring post and kicks her in the leg. Sane rolls out of the ring to recover.

Sane gets back in the ring, and Baszler clubs her down. Sane kicks her away and pulls the top rope down to get her on the apron. Baszler avoids a shoulder and kicks her in the face for a two count. Baszler twists the knee and ankle before stomping the heel. Asuka angrily gets on the apron. Sane rolls Baszler up for a two count. Baszler kicks Sane in the head for a two count.

Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the stage. Baszler throws Sane out of the ring and yells at Lynch.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to hear Becky Lynch on commentary. She’s wearing Jerry Lawler’s crown. Sane forearms Baszler back before being shoved off. Baszler goes for a suplex, but Sane counters into a DDT. Sane takes Baszler down and hits a sliding forearm in the corner. Baszler cuts her off on the top rope and hits a gutwrench superplex for a near fall.

Baszler kicks away at Sane before running into a spear. A “This is boring” chant picks up. Sane goes to the top rope for an InSane Elbow, but Baszler gets the boots up. Baszler then applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Sane immediately taps out.

Winner by Submission: Shayna Baszler

Baszler stares at Lynch before reapplying the Kirifuda Clutch to Sane. Baszler throws her down and walks off.

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Rey Mysterio, who is wearing an Eddie Guerrero t-shirt, and Humberto Carrillo. Mysterio says Carrillo keeps getting up even when he’s knocked down. Carrillo speaks in Spanish. Mysterio says this will end when and how they want it to end.

Rey Mysterio makes his entrance. He’ll team with Humberto Carrillo to take on Angel Garza and Andrade, next.

-Commercial Break-

Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade and Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega

Andrade starts against Humberto Carrillo, and they immediately start brawling. Carrillo chops and sends him into the ropes, but Andrade slides out. Carrillo feigns a dive. Mysterio tries to blindside Garza with a summersault senton, but Garza catches him and sends him into the barricade. Andrade sends Carrillo into the barricade before putting him in the ring and stomping. Andrade and Garza hit a double-team back body drop on Carrillo. Garza tags in and chops Carrillo before laying him out on the second turnbuckle and kneeing him. Andrade tags in and kicks Carrillo down. Garza tags in. They send Carrillo into the ropes, but he takes them out with a headlock/head-scissor combo. Carrillo knocks Garza out of the ring before hitting Andrade with a springboard head-butt. Carrillo has a whip reversed, and Andrade chops him. Carrillo sends him into the ropes, but Andrade puts himself in the ropes and taunts him. Garza goes to rip his pants off, but Carrillo pulls them off instead. Carrillo leapfrogs Garza and dropkicks Andrade. Mysterio hits Garza with a springboard hurricanrana. Carrillo then hits Andrade with a twisting moonsault to the floor!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Garza rip Carrillo off the apron. Andrade sends Carrillo into the barricade before sitting him on the apron. Garza knees Carrillo in the face. Garza tags in, puts Carrillo in the ring, and picks up a two count. Garza applies a chin lock. Carrillo fights up and hits an enzuigiri.

Mysterio and Andrade tag in. Mysterio hits Andrade with a springboard seated senton, a head-scissor takeover, and a springboard moonsault into a DDT for a near fall. Andrade elbows Mysterio away. Andrade sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Carrillo tags in. Mysterio takes Andrade out with a hurricanrana. Carrillo knocks Andrade and Garza out of the ring before going for a dive, but Andrade and Garza move.

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We come back from the break to see Andrade down at ringside. Mysterio and Garza tag in. Mysterio puts Garza into the ropes before knocking Andrade off the apron. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Garza blocks it and knees him in the ribs. Garza picks up a near fall. Garza clubs away at Mysterio and puts him on the top rope. Mysterio counters into a destroyer, but Andrade breaks it up.

Andrade tags in and viciously elbows Mysterio down. Andrade starts doing the Three Amigos, but Mysterio gets out of the third one. Carrillo tags in and hits a springboard dropkick followed by a rolling standing moonsault for a two count. Andrade takes Carrillo down off the top rope and signals for the end. Andrade hits running double knees on Carrillo, but Mysterio breaks up the pin. Garza runs in and goes for a powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a hurricanrana. Mysterio then hits Andrade with the same move. They’re both in the ropes. Mysterio hits a double 619 on Andrade and Garza before hitting Garza with a hurricanrana on the floor. Carrillo hits a big moonsault on Andrade for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo

Beth Phoenix is walking backstage. We’ll hear from her, next.

-Commercial Break-

Two new matches have been announced for Elimination Chamber this Sunday. Seth Rollins and Murphy will take on The Street Profits for the Raw Tag Team Championship. We’ll also see Aleister Black take on AJ Styles in a No Disqualification Match.

Beth Phoenix gives a medical update on Edge

Beth Phoenix makes her way to the ring. Phoenix appreciates this time on Monday Night Raw. She’s here to give a medical update on her husband, Edge.

Randy Orton’s music immediately hits, and he comes out to the ring. Orton goes for a hug, but Phoenix denies him. Orton extends his hand, but Phoenix says, “You think I would give you a hug or shake your hand after what you did to my husband, you son of a bitch?” Orton backs up and then sits on the top turnbuckle. Phoenix says she’s not surprised. She thought she might see him here tonight. If anyone here needs to hear this, it’s Orton. She is here as the wife because she needs her husband. She is here as a mother because her children deserve their father.

Orton gets down from the top rope and approaches her before circling around her. Orton says it is a certainty that after what he did to Edge that Edge will never wrestle again. Orton says he owes Phoenix an explanation and will give her one… but he doens’t know how to say it. Orton wants to start with a story. Back in 1999, WWE had a live event in St. Louis, which is where he lived. His father, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, took him downtown to introduce him to some WWE agents Jack Lanza and Tony Garea. Orton wanted to break his son into the business. At this point, he was a fan. Orton was backstage and to see the likes of Austin, Triple H, Foley, The Rock, Davey Boy Smith… the one that came up to pay respect to his father was Edge. It made Orton so proud to see someone respect his father. Then his father introduced him to Edge and explained his son was trying to break into the business. Edge shook his hand and wished him luck before saying they could maybe work in the ring one day. Orton never forgot that. It motivated him and gave him confidence. A few years later, they were battling all over the world for the Intercontinental Championship and stealing the show. Then they formed Rated RKO and became Tag Team Champions. Just as they were flying as high as they could, Orton flew too close to the sun and hit a rough patch. Orton made bad life choices and dug a hole so deep he should have been buried by it. Edge pulled him out of the hole and saved his life. Edge made him realize there’s more to life. Orton has been with his children to teach them life lessons.

Orton saved Edge’s life. At the Royal Rumble, the reaction Edge got gave him goosebumps. It wasn’t a one-off. The next night, Orton realized that Edge thought he was back for good and could start competing. Orton knew better and knew someone like him could put Edge in a wheelchair. Orton wanted Lyric and Ruby to have a father. Thanks to him, Edge can be their father and be Beth’s husband. Edge can be there for them because of him. Orton did it because he loves Edge, he loves Beth, and loves their two little girls. Beth is crying.

The sad truth is everyone blames him for what he did to Edge. Beth knows deep down in her heart that it isn’t Orton’s fault. It’s Beth’s fault. Beth is an enabler. If Edge was a drug addict, she wouldn’t give him drugs. Edge is a junkie for the roar of the crowd, and she did nothing to stop him. Orton stepped in because he loves Edge like a brother. Orton did what he could to make sure Edge can be a husband and a father to Lyric and Ruby. Orton says when he says it out loud, he realizes something. Orton loves Lyric and Ruby and Edge more than Beth ever could. Beth shakes her head with tears in her eyes. Orton says, “Truth hurts, don’t it?” Beth angrily looks at Orton and slaps him.

Orton angrily throws the microphone down and tries to hold back his fury. Orton looks Beth Phoenix in the eye and stares a hole through her. Orton mouths, “You bitch.” Phoenix kicks him, so Orton drops her with an RKO! Orton immediately leaves the ring and goes up the ramp.

Referee and trainers run down to help. The commentators talk about what they just saw. Byron Saxton says Orton is a “son of a bitch.” Some wrestlers run down to help Beth get up. Beth is holding her neck.