WWE Monday Night RAW 08 10 2020

WWE Raw Results
August 10, 2020
Orlando, Florida (WWE Performance Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

In memory of “Kamala” James Harris: 1950 – 2020.

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

The Raw video plays, and we go into the Performance Center.

Samoa Joe is in the ring, which has a table with two chairs on opposite sides and one at the head. Joe says this is a unique contract signing as the second contract signed will sign this person to WWE. Joe first welcomes the “self-proclaimed” Messiah, Seth Rollins. Rollins comes out with Murphy by his side. Joe then introduces the man with a baby face, but a man who has been taking it to “Crossfit’s favorite cult leader,” Dominik Mysterio. Mysterio comes out with entrance music and is holding a kendo stick.

Rollins says if Mysterio wants to be a man, he needs to lose the kendo stick. Mysterio looks like a coward and a little boy. Samoa Joe says Rollins is right. This would be safer with him. Rollins asks if Joe thinks this is funny. Joe says this is sad. Joe has the kendo stick. What Joe should be seeing is Seth “Freakin’” Rollins. Instead, he sees a man that had the WWE Universe boo him a few times and get caught up in his feelings to justify doing whatever he wants when he wants. This made him think it was ok to take out Rey Mysterio’s eye and go after Aleister Black’s eye. The saddest thing of all is he’s watching Seth “Freakin’” Rollins give a young man with zero to no training give him no choice but to face him in the ring. Rollins tells him to stop. Rollins has given Dominik a choice every step of the way and he made the wrong decision. The same goes for his father, Rey Mysterio, and Aleister Black. Joe might follow the same path.

The person who had no choice was Seth “Freakin’” Rollins. Rollins was the one forced into this situation. He tried to be Mr. Burn It Down, but he got crapped on by every person here and watching at home. Rollins had no choice in becoming the Monday Night Messiah and making sacrifices for the greater damn good. Rollins has to know when is it going to be enough for everyone. Dominik says it will never be enough. Dominik says Rollins makes excuses for all the ungodly things he does. Aleister isn’t the same. His father lost his confidence. Rollins has changed the lives of good men for the worst. Rollins uses the greater good as an excuse, but the greater good Rollins fights for is himself. Rollins says Dominik is ungrateful. Dominik is on the cusp of fulfilling his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar and doesn’t understand that it’s all because of him. Dominik should be on his knees thanking him. Dominik says Rollins is right. This was his dream, but now his dream is to kick Rollins’ ass at SummerSlam.

Rollins cackles and says we all know Dominik wouldn’t last 10 seconds in a regular, standard, one-on-one wrestling match with him. Rollins is the best wrestler of his generation, but he’ll do Dominik a favor. Dominik seems to be handy with the kendo stick, so at SummerSlam, Rollins will allow him to bring that with him. Rollins wants Dominik to have every opportunity at his disposal so he and his family have no excuse when he ends his career before it ever begins. Rollins signs the contract to face Dominik Mysterio at SummerSlam. Dominik takes the contract and signs it as well. Dominik also signs his WWE contract. Rollins sarcastically claps for the newest WWE Superstar, then tells him to get the hell out of the ring. Rollins tells him to take notes as he faces Humberto Carrillo and watch what will happen to him at SummerSlam.

Humberto Carrillo makes his entrance. He’ll face Rollins, next.

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Seth Rollins w/ Murphy vs. Humberto Carrillo w/ Dominik Mysterio

They lock up and tussle for position. Rollins quickly knees Carrillo and clubs him down. Rollins applies an arm bar and taunts Dominik at ringside. Carrillo gets out with an arm drag, takes Rollins down, and punches away at him. Carrillo hits a clothesline, ducks a clothesline, and hits a springboard kick. Rollins gets out of the ring to recover. Carrillo follows him outside and chops the chest a few times. Rollins blocks a shot and sends him into the barricade. Murphy approaches Carrillo, but Mysterio runs over with the kendo stick to scare him back. Carrillo shoulders Rollins from the apron and goes for a sunset flip. Rollins rolls through and goes for a kick, but Carrillo ducks. Carrillo floors him with a left and goes for 10 punches in the corner, but Rollins crotches him on the top rope. Rollins clubs the back and goes for a belly-to-back superplex. Carrillo fights him off with elbows to the face. Murphy gets on the apron, but Dominik Mysterio hits him in the knee with the kendo stick. Carrillo goes for a big moonsault on Rollins, but Rollins gets the feet up. Rollins hits a powerbomb and follows up with a Stomp for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins

Murphy attacks Dominik Mysterio and spears him into the barricade. Rollins tells Murphy to get him in the ring. Rollins has Murphy hold him up while he brings Carrillo over. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Mysterio breaks free and tackles Rollins. Mysterio punches away at Rollins until Murphy pulls him off. Rollins knees Mysterio in the head and punches away at him. Murphy goes outside and hands Rollins the kendo stick. Rollins viciously hits Mysterio with the kendo stick before having Murphy remove his shirt. Rollins hits Mysterio’s exposed back and midsection with the kendo stick. Rollins and Murphy tie Mysterio into the ropes and Rollins hits the midsection with the kendo stick! Rollins looks into the camera and says hi to Rey Mysterio watching at home. Rollins tells Rey to beg for mercy for his son.

Murphy goes under the ring and grabs more kendo sticks. Rollins hands Murphy a kendo stick. Rollins continues to hit Mysterio with the kendo stick. Murphy goes outside the ring and hits Mysterio in the back with the stick. Mysterio breaks out of the ropes, and Rollins and Murphy double-team him with the sticks. There are disgusting welts all over Mysterio’s back and midsection. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Mysterio can’t even hold himself up. Rollins looks in the camera and tells Rey Mysterio at home that this will be continued.

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Replays are shown of what Seth Rollins and Murphy just did to Dominik Mysterio.

Video Package: RETRIBUTION wreaks havoc on Raw and SmackDown last week

Replays are shown of Montez Ford collapsing in the ring after being poisoned. Bianca Belair attacked Zelina Vega in retaliation.

Zelina Vega makes her entrance with Andrade and Angel Garza. Vega says all week everyone has been accusing them of poisoning Montez Ford. They’ve never heard of innocent until proven guilty. She wouldn’t ruin the most important opportunity for her clients. Andrade and Angel Garza will have everything to do with taking the Raw Tag Team Titles at SummerSlam.

Angelo Dawkins makes his entrance. He’ll face Andrade, next.

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Andrade w/ Angel Garza and Zelina Vega vs. Angelo Dawkins

The bell rings, and Andrade attacks Dawkins right away. Dawkins quickly dropkicks him out of the ring. Dawkins gets distracted, and Andrade attacks the legs. Andrade takes him down in the ring and applies a chin lock. Dawkins fights up and punches out. Dawkins forearms him a few times in the face before punching him against the ropes. Dawkins connects with a pair of clotheslines and a twisting back elbow. Andrade doesn’t go down. Dawkins follows up with an exploder suplex before going for a corkscrew avalanche, but Andrade moves. Andrade punches Dawkins down in the corner and hits double knees. Andrade covers and Dawkins barely kicks out. Andrade goes to the top rope and leaps, but Dawkins forearms him out of mid-air. Dawkins covers, but Vega gets on the apron to distract the referee. Bianca Belair runs down and pulls Vega off the apron. Dawkins hits Andrade with the Cash Out for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Angelo Dawkins

Belair taunts Vega at ringside and gets her in the ring. Belair will face Vega, next.

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Zelina Vega w/ Andrade and Angel Garza vs. Bianca Belair w/ Angelo Dawkins

We join this match in progress. Belair gets Vega off her back and takes her down. Belair grabs her, but Vega gets out. Vega goes for a crucifix pin, but Belair counters it. Vega counters the counter into a triangle choke. Belair powers her up, so Vega goes for a sunset flip. Belair powers her up and slams her down. Belair dances around her and dares her to get up. Belair drives her into the corner and stomps her down before punching away at her. Vega quickly pokes her in the eyes and hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Belair counters a whip to the corner, but Vega slingshots over her. Vega kicks her in the head and hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Vega shouts that she didn’t do it (poison Montez Ford). Vega goes for a bulldog, but Belair gets out and goes for the KOD. Vega gets out and hits a head-scissor into the ropes. Vega goes for a cross-body block, but Belair catches her, presses her up and slams her down. Belair grabs her, but Vega knocks her in the face. Belair throws her around the ring until Vega pulls her shoulder-first into the ring post. Vega kicks away at her and does the 10 punches in the corner. Belair counters with a powerbomb and an alley-oop into the corner. Belair hits the KOD for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair

Charly Caruso gets in the ring and asks if Bianca Belair has any evidence Zelina Vega poisoned Montez Ford. Belair says they all know what she did. If she does it again, she’ll get whooped by the EST of WWE. Caruso asks for any update on Ford. Dawkins says SummerSlam is two weeks away. Ford isn’t missing the biggest party of the summer. They’re causing a ruckus because The Street Profits are up and they want the smoke.

Charly Caruso gets in the ring and asks if Bianca Belair has any evidence Zelina Vega poisoned Montez Ford. Belair says they all know what she did. If she does it again, she’ll get whooped by the EST of WWE. Caruso asks for any update on Ford. Dawkins says SummerSlam is two weeks away. Ford isn’t missing the biggest party of the summer. They’re causing a ruckus because The Street Profits are up and they want the smoke.

-Commercial Break-

Shelton Benjamin w/ MVP and Bobby Lashley vs. WWE United States Champion Apollo Crews

We join this match in progress. Crews nearly catches Benjamin with the Toss Powerbomb early on. Benjamin tackles him to the corner and shoulders him before kneeing him in the midsection. Benjamin whips him across the ring, but Crews slingshots over him. Crews hits a dropkick and takes him down. Crews hits a suplex for a two count. Benjamin comes back with a kick to the midsection and a powerbomb for a near fall. Benjamin covers again for a two count. Crews hits a neckbreaker and throws him out of the ring. MVP and Lashley approach Crews, but the referee catches them. Benjamin gets Crews in the ring and applies a chin lock. Crews fights out, but Benjamin punches him back. Benjamin sends him into the ropes, but Crews floors him with a running cross-body block.

Benjamin gets to his feet, but Crews kicks him in the back of the neck. Crews drives him into the corner and shoulders away at him. Crews avalanches him and tries for a Toss Powerbomb, but Benjamin gets out. Crews hits him with a powerslam and a standing moonsault for a near fall. Benjamin rolls out of the ring to recover. Crews goes for a plancha, but Lashley grabs the boot. Crews boots him back, but Benjamin runs in and rolls him up for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Shelton Benjamin

Lashley runs in and goes to put a Full Nelson on Crews, but MVP stops him. MVP says he needs Crews healthy so he can show up at SummerSlam and he can beat him. Lashley lets Crews go. MVP says to Crews he’s just trying to look out for him before going for an attack, but Crews drops him with a kick to the head. Crews runs off.

Footage is shown of RETRIBUTION in front of the WWE Performance Center throwing a cinderblock through the door.

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Sarah Schreiber is backstage with the returning Mickie James. Mickie says she has gold on her mind. Lana and Natalya walk up in matching outfits and ask how she can win gold when she doesn’t have a TikTok. Natalya says she’s the most winning woman superstar of all time. She’s the Serena Williams of WWE. Lana calls her the best of all time. #BOAT. Mickie says boats sink and says she’ll see them next week. Lana and Natalya call her rude.

Video Package: Raw Underground

Ivar is talking with Demi Burnett from The Bachelor. Erik, Ricochet, and Cedric Alexander walk up and say their match is next. Demi says she was talking with him. Besides, he’s kind of cute. Erik, not so much. She walks off as Ricochet and Alexander hold back their laughter.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of the vicious beating Seth Rollins and Murphy gave Dominik Mysterio at the beginning of Raw.

8-Man Tag Team Match
Akira Tozawa and The Ninjas vs. Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, and The Viking Raiders

Ricochet immediately kicks one of the ninjas down and hit him with a double-team stomp/reverse STO. They knee away at another ninja that runs in. Tozawa tries to oder a third ninja into the ring, but he declines. The Viking Raiders hit the Viking Experience on a ninja in the ring for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, and The Viking Raiders

The third ninja then rolls Tozawa up on the ramp and gets the WWE 24/7 Championship. R-Truth is revealed to be the third ninja. R-Truth is a 38-time champion.

Charly Caruso is backstage with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. She asks if he meant what he said about Randy Orton and if he’ll be watching Orton’s match against Kevin Owens. McIntyre says he wouldn’t have said it if he didn’t mean it. Orton kept all the knowledge for himself because he didn’t want anyone getting better than him. McIntyre has a few more original thoughts for Orton. McIntyre will rip the torch from Orton’s hand and kick him in the head. Orton will realize that Evolution has passed him by. Caruso asks what if Owens rips the torch from Orton’s hand tonight. McIntyre says they’ll have a long talk about the future of Monday Night Raw.

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Liv Morgan w/ Ruby Riott vs. Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay

Before the match, The IIconics talk about how Liv Morgan is two faced. While they’re going for best drama queens, they’re shaping their futures to be IIconic.

Morgan quickly takes Royce down at the sound of the bell and punches away at her. Royce quickly knees her and sends her out of the ring. Royce clubs the back, but Morgan fights back and bounces her off the apron. Morgan puts Royce in the ring and talks trash to Billie Kay. Morgan gets in the ring, and Royce hits a spin kick for a two count. Royce punches away at her, but Morgan comes back with a roll-up for a two count. Royce quickly takes her down, but Morgan knocks her back. Riott gets on the apron to keep Kay away. Royce then uses the distraction inadvertently caused by Riott to hit Deja Vu on Morgan for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Peyton Royce

Riott tries to explain herself to Morgan as The IIconics celebrate on the ramp.

Footage is shown of Asuka attacking Bayley last week, leading to a match being made with them this week. If Asuka can beat Bayley, she’ll face Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.

Shane McMahon walks up to the guard outside of the Raw Underground room. McMahon says it’s time for another edition of Raw Underground, next.

-Commercial Break-

We head to Raw Underground. Shane McMahon says Riddick Moss is facing Cal Bloom. They fight off the platform, and McMahon says there are no rules. They slam each other into some metal structure and get back on the platform. They pull hair and gouge eyes. Moss knocks him out with a punch and stomps his head to end the match. McMahon asks what will happen next on Raw Underground.

Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley w/ Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks

If Asuka wins this match, she will face Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.

Asuka dropkicks Bayley at the sound of the bell and throws her across the ring. Asuka hits a hip attack into the corner and kicks away at her. Asuka kicks her in the spine after a snapmare. Asuka continues to attack until Bayley rolls out of the ring. Asuka follows her out and sends her into the barricade. Asuka puts Bayley in the ring and goes to the top rope. Bayley quickly sweeps the feet and pulls her off. Bayley slams her on her face going for a dominator for a near fall. Bayley hits a suplex for a two count. Bayley continues to attack Asuka and kicks away at her chest. Bayley talks trash to her until Asuka gets fired up and hits a backslide pin for a two count. Asuka then kicks her in the face.

The lights flicker as both women are down. The commentators don’t acknowledge it. Asuka takes Bayley down and goes for a hip attack in the corner, but Bayley grabs her and slams her into the ropes and turnbuckles. Asuka sidesteps a running knee and kicks away at her. Asuka then stomps her down and rolls her up with Bayley against the ropes. The referee still counts the near fall.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Asuka hit a missile dropkick for a near fall. Asuka kicks away at Bayley’s chest until Sasha Banks gets on the apron. Bayley then counters a kick into an ankle lock. Bayley grapevines the leg, and Asuka claws to the bottom rope to break the hold. Bayley kicks her in the leg and hits a leg DDT for a two count. Bayley attacks the leg until the referee backs her up. Sasha Banks then attacks Asuka’s leg while the referee is distracted. Bayley picks up a two count. Bayley stomps Asuka in the corner a few times before hitting a running back elbow. Bayley hits the ropes, but Asuka rolls her up for a two count. Asuka then applies a vicious stretch, but Bayley fights out. Asuka then transitions into an arm bar. Bayley fights up and pins her for a two count. Bayley counters a double knee facebuster and applies a beautiful deathlock. Asuka fights out and applies a knee bar. Bayley tries to fight up to pin her, but Asuka takes her down. Bayley goes for a German Suplex, but Asuka counters into a slam and a pin for a two count. Asuka then takes her down with a double knee facebuster for a near fall.

Asuka connects with a big knee strike to Bayley before putting her on the top rope. Bayley fights her off and knocks her down to the mat. Bayley hits a diving elbow drop for a near fall. Bayley hits a spinning back fist followed by a sunset flip powerbomb into the turnbuckles. Bayley mocks Kairi Sane’s walk before charging. Asuka catches her with the Asuka Lock for the submission.

Winner by Submission: Asuka

Asuka will face Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Sasha Banks runs into the ring, but Asuka gets out.

We go back to Raw Underground. Arturo Ruas is facing someone and beating the hell out of him. Ruas slams him down and knocks him out with a spin kick.

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We go back to Raw Underground to see Dabba-Kato destroy some little guy. Shayna Baszler gets in the ring and looks unimpressed. Baszler grabs someone at ringside and pulls her into the ring. Two other women run in to save her. Baszler fights them all off and taps one of them out to win. McMahon wonders what will happen on Raw Underground next week.

Randy Orton makes his entrance with “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. He’ll face Kevin Owens, next.

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Randy Orton w/ Ric Flair vs. Kevin Owens

The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. They tussle into the ropes for position. Orton turns him in the corner before Owens powers out. Orton applies a side headlock and brings him down to a knee. Owens whips him off, but Orton shoulder blocks him down. Orton hits the ropes, but Owens pops up and hits a back elbow. Ric Flair looks giddy at ringside. Orton sweeps the feet, but Owens fights back at ringside. Orton thumbs him in the eyes and uppercuts him. Orton goes to pounce him off the commentary table, but Owens fights back and bounces him off the table. Owens gets Orton in the ring and kicks away at him. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Orton gets out. Owens superkicks him, and Orton goes down in the corner, Owens him a cannonball in the corner. Orton rolls out of the ring to recover, and Owens hits a cannonball into the barricade.

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We come back from the break to see Owens still beating on Orton. Owens gets him out of the ring and goes for a whip into the steel steps, but Orton reverses it. Orton sends him into the plexiglass around the barricade before getting in the ring. The referee is at a count of nine, but Orton rolls out of the ring to reset the count. Orton sends Owens into the steel steps again. Owens gets in the ring at the count of seven.

Orton starts stomping Owens’ ankles before raking his boot against his face. Orton stomps Owens’ midsection and digs his foot into him. Orton backs up and hits a knee drop for a near fall. Orton applies a chin lock and rakes the eyes. Owens fights up and forearms out. Orton chops him and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Orton comes back with an uppercut, but Owens clotheslines him down and hits a senton splash. Owens sets up for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Orton gets out of the ring. Owens follows him out, but Orton hits him with a back suplex on the commentary table. Orton gets him in the ring for a near fall. Orton cannot believe it. Orton puts Owens on the top rope and punches him in the face. Owens fights back and head-butts him down to the canvas. Owens hits a senton bomb off the top rope for a near fall. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Orton counters with an RKO for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton

Randy Orton celebrates in the ring. Ric Flair goes to leave the ring, but Orton tells him to stay put. They have to talk about something and celebrate.

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Randy Orton says he has every right to be upset with Ric Flair, but he can’t be angry at “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Orton has every right to be pissed off with him because this match against Kevin Owens wasn’t needed. Flair’s ego got him into this mess. Orton can’t be angry with him. Flair is the Dirtiest Player in the Game. Orton has known that. Orton grew up with Flair around. Flair has had his back for 20 years and taught him everything he knows. Flair is part of the reason he’s been in the ring for 20 years. Orton asks if Flair remembers back in 2002 or 2003 in Peoria, Illinois. Orton got into some trouble. Nobody came to help him or was by his side except Flair. Flair bailed out this 22-year-old punk ass. Orton respected and loved Flair after all that… but he doesn’t respect or love him anymore because he is a liability to him and his career and everything he’s trying to do. Flair knows why he took a young Randy Orton under his wing. Flair was thinking he could be the son he wishes he had. Flair sadly looks down.

Orton asks if he sees tears in those old ass eyes. All Flair is good for is crying. This isn’t the Ric Flair that everyone looked up to years ago. This isn’t the Ric Flair that taught him everything. The Ric Flair he knows wouldn’t need a pacemaker to keep his heart going or slipped into a coma two summers ago. The old Ric Flair wasn’t a whore for the spotlight. Flair is a junkie for the spotlight. Flair is washed up and can’t do it anymore. At SummerSlam, he has the opportunity to take the WWE Championship for the 14th time. That’s all Flair needed to worry about. Instead, he was worried about himself.

Flair takes the microphone. Flair says he’s taking this very personally and hears him… but he wants to tell Orton a few things about him. That Ric Flair that Orton came to see in 2001 isn’t here anymore. Orton is right. Does he like the spotlight? Yeah. Does he like to call Orton the greatest? Yeah. Does he want to be part of the spotlight? Yes. He’s 71-years-old. He’s on Raw. He’s got guys like Hulk Hogan calling him up asking how it is. Flair wants to be here when Orton wins his 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th titles. Flair wants Orton to beat his record — not John Cena’s record. Orton grew up on those titles. Orton’s father knows what he was all about. Driving 3,000 miles for $150 with no cell phones.

Does Orton know why he can’t get mad? After 31 days of being in intensive care and in a coma for 12 of them, he woke up and wanted to tell the people he hadn’t told that he loves them and let everyone know that he loves them. Flair called everyone around him because you have to be where he was to know how he felt. All he is is Charlotte’s dad and wants to be in Randy’s life. Flair is having the time of his life coming out with him. All he wants is to walk that aisle with him.

Orton takes Flair and hugs him. Orton has a tear in his eye. Orton all of a sudden drops down and low blows him. Orton helps Flair down and whispers in his ear. The lights flicker as Flair goes down. Orton backs up to the corner and the lights temporarily go out. Orton gets fired up and delivers a Punt Kick to the skull of Ric Flair. Before we see the kick connect, the lights go out again. When they come back on, Flair is unconscious. Orton cradles Flair’s head.

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre runs down and chases Orton out of the ring. McIntyre yells, “Even him? You evil son of a bitch!” Trainers and producers run out to help him. Orton seethes in anger on the ramp. McIntyre looks at him with disgust. The crowd pounds on the plexiglass as McIntyre and Orton stare at each other. McIntyre shouts that Orton deserves everything that is coming to him at SummerSlam. He is going to hurt Orton bad.