WWE Raw Results
November 2, 2020
Orlando, Florida (Amway Center)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events of last week. WWE Champion Randy Orton was targeted by former champion Drew McIntyre and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the WWE ThunderDome.
WWE Champion Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and poses. Orton says eight days ago he became a 14-time world champion. Eight days ago, he proved he is the best of the best… but that doesn’t do him any justice. Orton isn’t the best of the best. He proved eight days ago that he is THE best… period. He is better than Edge, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and Drew McIntyre. Orton is better than anyone in the locker room. People think he was handed things because he was born into the business. They think Triple H protected him and management chose him. All those stupid Superstars are mistaken. The reason he is in the position he’s in is because he is the best. Eight days ago, he showed the entire world he is no longer the Legend Killer. He is simply a legend.
With championship gold on his shoulder, it comes with great responsibility and a big bullseye on his back. Orton dares anyone in the locker room to come out and try to take the title from him. It doesn’t matter if it’s Drew McIntyre, The Miz, Roman Reigns, or The Fiend. He’s here. Come and get it.
Alexa Bliss’ music hits, and she walks out to the ring. Bliss smiles at Orton and holds up her gloved hands to her face. One glove says, “Play,” the other says, “Pain.” She holds up “Pain” and puts down “Play.” She says, “He could be here!” The high pitched screaming is heard, and Orton looks for The Fiend. Orton then turns into a Claymore Kick from Drew McIntyre! McIntyre grabs the WWE Championship and looks at it. McIntyre says he wants his rematch and walks off.
The Miz and John Morrison run out to the ring. The Miz is looking to cash in the Money in the Bank contract on Orton. McIntyre runs down and knocks them out of the ring before the match starts. McIntyre says no one is taking gold from Orton except him.
Charly Caruso catches up with The Miz and John Morrison. The Miz is furious, but says he never actually cashed it in. Drew McIntyre is a petulant child. John Morrison challenges McIntyre to a 2-on-1 Handicap Match tonight.
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”
Elias strums a chord and greets the crowd. There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to speak the truth to himself. That happened a few months ago when Jeff Hardy tried to run him over after realizing Elias’ career is better. Elias’ album is #1 on the charts. Now he has to take one of his beautiful guitars and smash it on Hardy’s back. Elias goes to play a song off his new album, but Hardy interrupts.
Replays are shown of Jeff Hardy and Elias hitting each other with guitars last week.
Guitar on a Pole Match
Elias vs. Jeff Hardy
The bell rings, and Hardy charges for the corner to get the guitar on the pole. Elias pulls him back. Elias applies a side headlock, but Hardy whips him off. Elias shoulder blocks him down and hits a scary body slam. Hardy slides into the bottom rope and hits it hard with his chin. Hardy pulls Elias out of the ring and hits a flying body attack by jumping off the steel steps. Hardy starts to climb the turnbuckle for the guitar, but Elias throws his musicians stool at him!
We come back from the break to see Elias stomping away at Hardy. Elias takes him down and goes for a suplex, but Hardy lands on his feet. Elias cuts Hardy off from getting to the corner, but Hardy hits a twisting mule kick. They’re both down for a moment before Elias attacks him from behind. Elias chokes him on the ropes and talks some trash. Elias then floors him with a high knee to the face. Elias climbs the turnbuckle for the guitar, but Hardy pulls him down.
Hardy punches back at Elias before taking him down, hitting an inverted atomic drop, sweeping the feet, hitting a double leg drop to the midsection, a low dropkick, and an elbow drop. Hardy climbs for the guitar, but Elias stops him and puts him in the electric chair. Hardy counters into a hurricanrana before connecting with a Twist of Fate. Hardy takes his shirt off and climbs the turnbuckle. Hardy grabs the guitar off the pole and kicks Elias back. Hardy then jumps off the top rope and smashes the guitar off Elias’ back. Hardy covers him for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler face Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, next.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c’s)
Before the match, Lana makes her way to ringside.
Nia Jax starts against Dana Brooke. Jax quickly takes her down, but Brooke soon jumps on her back for a sleeper hold. Jax slams her into the corner. Mandy Rose tags in and applies an octopus stretch. Jax powers out. Brooke blind tags in, and they take Jax down for a two count. Shayna Baszler tags in and soon slams Rose down. Baszler shouts at Lana. Brooke tags in and clotheslines Baszler twice before hitting a dropkick. Brooke punches away at her and hits a handspring back elbow. Brooke hits a standing moonsault for a two count. Rose knocked Jax off the apron. Jax soon floors Rose. Baszler grabs Lana at ringside, so Brooke hits her with a baseball slide. Brooke gets Jax in the ring and gets out of a Kirifuda Clutch before rolling her up. Baszler kicks out and sends Brooke into Lana. Baszler then applies the Kirifuda Clutch for the win.
Winners by Submission and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Charly Caruso asks WWE Champion Randy Orton about his confidence about retaining the WWE Championship. Orton says everyone forgets how quickly you can go from the hunter to the hunted. Drew McIntyre will find out with an RKO.
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth makes his way to the ring. He thinks he’s facing Bobby Boucher from the 1999 movie “The Waterboy.” He’s dismayed to find out he’s facing WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley.
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth vs. WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley
R-Truth lays down for Lashley and doesn’t think anyone should get hurt in a champion vs. champion match. Lashley grabs him, but R-Truth kicks him in the face. R-Truth punches him back and hits the ropes, but Lashley also hits the ropes and turns him inside out with a Spear. Lashley applies the Hurt Lock for the win.
Winner by Submission: WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley
Drew Gulak runs out to pin R-Truth, but Lashley slams him and puts him to sleep with the Hurt Lock. Lashley then puts the unconscious Gulak on top of R-Truth. Gulak is the 24/7 Champion.
The Lucha House Party is talking backstage about going to get Drew Gulak, but they run into Jordan Omogbehin, AJ Styles’ tall bodyguard. Styles asks if they have a problem, and they cower away. We’ll hear from Styles, next.
Nia Jax is walking backstage when Sarah Schreiber stops her. She asks about Lana, but Jax tells her not to mention her name in her presence. By the end of the night, Lana will be off Team Raw. Actually, she’ll end her career.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring with Jordan Omogbehin. This past Friday Night, we learned that SmackDown isn’t playing around at Survivor Series. They’ve got Kevin Owens and Jey Uso. The next three will be just as talented, but Raw has the advantage. What advantage? In Styles’ opinion, SmackDown lacks someone with the intangibles to be a leader. Someone with the “IT” factor and can mold people to dominate. Someone like him. Styles shouts, “Captain Styles reporting for duty!” Styles says he has intangibles for days. His intangibles have intangibles. Why wouldn’t you want a captain of the best of the best to be the very best?
For his first order as Team Captain of Raw, he’ll get the rally cry going to boost morale. Styles introduces his team starting with Sheamus. Styles next introduces Keith Lee. They both come to the ring. Styles says they are the best of the best. Their success is his success. Styles doesn’t care who they have to go through on Team SmackDown. It doesn’t matter if it’s Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, Dominik, or Angie… Lee cuts him off. Neither of them agreed to call Styles the captain. If Styles thinks his sizable friend is enough to intimidate him into it, he should think twice. Styles says to Sheamus that Lee’s inexperience is talking. Styles tells Sheamus to show Lee how it is. Sheamus says he agrees with the big fella. Sheamus has been here for a long time, but he’ll never call Styles captain.
Styles asks if they realize what it would mean to his career if they beat SmackDown. Braun Strowman comes out and says all Team Raw needs is his hands. Lee tells Strowman he’ll have to qualify just like them. Strowman says he has eliminated the most talent in a Survivor Series match and won. Two weeks ago, he also beat Lee clean in the ring. Not only is he qualified, his qualifications should have him be the team captain. Styles takes exception with that.
WWE Official Adam Pearce comes out to the stage and says no one is willing to face Strowman. Lee says he can’t let what he just said slide. Strowman did not beat him clean. Sheamus steps up and wants to face Strowman. Styles suggests a triple threat match. Pearce makes it official.
AJ Styles will be on commentary for the next match.
Triple Threat Match
Sheamus vs. Keith Lee vs. Braun Strowman
If Braun Strowman wins, he’ll qualify for Survivor Series.
The match begins, and Lee and Sheamus start brawling. Strowman breaks it up and lifts Lee up. Lee slides off and Pounces him out of the ring. Sheamus attacks Lee, but Lee takes him down. Lee sends Sheamus into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Strowman pulls Sheamus out of the ring and brawls with him. Lee hits a somersault senton on him, but his head and neck hit the apron on the way down!
Lee brawls around ringside with Sheamus. Strowman then charges and wipes them both out with shoulder blocks. Strowman clears the commentary table and goes to chokeslam both through the table, but they fight out. They then send Strowman into the steel steps. Sheamus and Lee grabs the steps and drive them into Strowman! Sheamus sends Lee into the ring post and rolls him into the ring. Lee rolls to the apron, so Sheamus fires up the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Those were some stiff shots. Lee falls to ringside, but he pulls Sheamus out and press slams him into the barricade. Lee clubs Sheamus and lifts him, but Sheamus counters into a sleeper hold. Strowman then hits a running cross-body to send them all through the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus applying a chin lock to Lee. Lee fights up and gets out. Strowman then runs into the ring and shoulder blocks Lee out of the ring. Strowman shoulder blocks Sheamus, avalanches him, and throws him across the ring. Strowman hits Sheamus with another avalanche and throws him. Strowman goes for it again, but Sheamus sidesteps him and hits White Noise for a near fall. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Lee grabs him by the throat. Sheamus punches Lee off and rakes the eyes. Strowman then lights up Sheamus with a right hand. Strowman goes for a superplex, but Lee runs over and hits an electric chair drop on Strowman as well. It’s the old Tower of Doom spot.
Strowman goes for a low blow on Lee, but Lee blocks it and punches him back. Lee hits a running cross-body block on Strowman for a near fall. Lee lifts Strowman, but Strowman slides off. Sheamus pulls the top rope down to get Strowman out of the ring. Sheamus hits Lee with a slingshot shoulder tackle. Lee fights back with a standing belly-to-belly suplex. Sheamus gets out of another and knees Lee in the face for a two count. Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick, but Strowman pulls Sheamus out of the ring with one arm. Lee boots Strowman back and takes him down for a near fall. Sheamus gets in the ring and hits Lee with a Brogue Kick. Strowman then grabs Sheamus for a Running Powerslam to pick up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman joins AJ Styles, Keith Lee, and Sheamus on Team Raw at Survivor Series. AJ Styles gets in the ring and tells them all to shake hands. Strowman and Lee shake hands. Sheamus then slaps Strowman’s hand and hugs him. Sheamus backs up and hits Strowman with a Brogue Kick. Lee then Pounces Sheamus out of the ring. Finally, Styles kicks Lee in the head to knock him out of the ring. Styles is frustrated with his team’s inability to get along.
Angel Garza is backstage and says to that special someone in the WWE Universe, they may be far apart but they’re close. Those feelings they feel about him, he feels the same way when he thinks of them. They share the same intimate feelings. This rose goes to them.
We’ll have another Firefly Fun House next.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Drew McIntyre. McIntyre says Randy Orton is lucky that he’ll be his guardian angel watching to make sure he keeps the title until he takes it from him. Tonight he’ll get a two-for-one special.
We go to the Firefly Fun House with Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss. They’re talking about Randy Orton. Abby the Witch says after what Randy Orton did to them, he can go f— himself. Bliss says she has to put 10 cents in the Swear Jar. Abby tells her to go f— herself. Wyatt says that’ll be 25 cents. Wyatt starts speaking, but he starts thinking about Randy Orton burning his house down years ago. Wyatt says HE never forgets. Bliss asks for his help, so Wyatt holds his “healing” hand over her forehead. Bliss’ eyes change color and he tongue begins to stretch and fall out of her mouth. Wyatt says, “Oh s—!”
Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans say Lana and the commentary table aren’t making it out of tonight in one piece. Lana says she’s not going to let Nia Jax treat her like that ever again.
Shayna Baszler clears the commentary table before Lana even makes her entrance.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nia Jax w/ Shayna Baszler vs. Lana
Jax quickly dominates Lana and cuts off any attempts at a comeback. Lana punches and kicks at Jax and soon stuns her with a kick to the head. Jax then shoulder blocks her down. Jax covers, but lifts Lana’s shoulders. Jax beats her down again and lifts the shoulders before the pin. Jax then finishes her off with a Samoan Drop in a one-sided beatdown.
Winner by Pinfall: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nia Jax
Lana is off the Survivor Series team. Baszler gets in the ring and grabs Lana. Baszler tosses Lana out of the ring. Jax shouts that Lana is pathetic. Lana tries to fight back, but Jax sends her into the commentary table. Jax yells at Lana and lifts her up. Jax then hits a Samoan Drop through the commentary table. Lana has gone through the table seven times in recent weeks.
R-Truth is walking backstage with a neck brace on. The Hurt Business is standing in his way, so he turns around and walks off.
The Hurt Business comes out for a special VIP Lounge. MVP says that they took out RETRIBUTION like they said they would. Now they are owed their payment… in the form of The New Day’s Raw Tag Team Championship. Bobby Lashley says New Day’s time is up.
The New Day comes out to interrupt them. Xavier Woods says it’s funny they said that the New Day’s time was up when MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Shelton Benjamin have been around for a long time. Woods watched some of them in grade school. Kofi Kingston says they’re the most decorated Tag Team Champions ever and even won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. MVP says Kingston lost it in 8 seconds to Brock Lesnar, but Lashley would have done it quicker. Kingston says 8 seconds was how long Lana told them Lashley could last.
MVP says The New Day are a bunch of clowns. They dress like businessmen while The New Day make jokes. Woods says they’re going to Survivor Series to represent Raw as the Tag Champions.
MVP is on commentary for the next match.
The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander) vs. Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day
Xavier Woods starts against Cedric Alexander. They lock up before hitting the ropes. Woods takes him down and hits a delayed vertical suplex to mock Bobby Lashley. Woods picks up a two count. Kofi Kingston tags in, and The New Day hits a double-team bulldog for a two count. Shelton Benjamin tags in and applies a waistlock. Benjamin sends Kingston into the ropes for a shoulder block. Benjamin takes Kingston down and kicks him in the face as he mounts a comeback. Benjamin covers for a two count. Alexander tags in and goes for a monkey flip, but Kingston lands on his feet and twerks. Kingston then hits Alexander with a monkey flip that turns him inside out. Alexander comes back and punches Kingston down in the corner. Kingston takes him down with a dropkick.
Woods and Benjamin tag in. Woods knocks Alexander off the apron and kicks Benjamin down. Woods puts Alexander on the ropes and splashes him while hitting Benjamin with a baseball slide. Woods goes to the top rope, but Alexander knocks him down. Benjamin then knees Woods off the apron. Benjamin sends Woods into the barricade and gets him in the ring for a two count. Alexander tags back in and punches Woods. Woods slides through the legs, but Alexander superkicks him.
We come back from the break to see Woods make a tag to Kingston. Kingston runs over Alexander with some clotheslines and a leaping clothesline. Kingston hits a Boom Drop and goes for a Trouble in Paradise, but Alexander kicks him. Kingston boots him back and hits a scary springboard hurricanrana. Kingston hits a leaping stomp to the chest for a two count. Kingston sets up for an SOS, but Alexander counters into a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Benjamin tags in, but Kingston knocks him back. Kingston counters a Neuralyzer from Alexander. Woods blinds tags in and kicks Benjamin for a near fall. Benjamin fights him and slams him down with a spinebuster for a near fall. Woods comes back with a big DDT, but Alexander breaks it up. Kingston goes for a plancha, but Benjamin slams him. Woods misses a kick, and Benjamin rolls him up for a two count. Alexander blind tags in and hits Woods with a Neuralyzer. Benjamin follows up with Pay Dirt. Alexander pins Woods.
Winners by Pinfall: The Hurt Business
Nikki Cross is walking backstage when she finds Alexa Bliss. Bliss’ back is to the camera. Cross wants to know what’s going on with her. She knows The Fiend is behind this. Bliss is stronger than The Fiend and would never let anyone make decisions for her. Cross tells her to look at her and turns her around. Cross is frightened by what she sees. Bliss’ eyes are a different color.
Ricochet vs. Tucker
Before the match begins, Mustafa Ali walks out and stands on the commentary table. Ricochet beats Tucker quickly with the Recoil.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
RETRIBUTION comes out and destroys Ricochet and Tucker. Ali tells Ricochet that no sin is forgiven until it is punished.
Drew McIntyre is backstage when he bumps into Sheamus. Sheamus says he’d love to revive the Celtic Connection with him. McIntyre says he won’t be happy until he gets the WWE Championship back. Sheamus tells him to knock Miz back to Hollywood.
The Miz and John Morrison make their way to the ring.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
The Miz and John Morrison vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre dominates the early portion of this match, wiping out both The Miz and John Morrison. McIntyre gets them outside the ring and gives Morrison an inverted Alabama Slam onto Miz on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Miz and Morrison mount a comeback against McIntyre. Miz hits McIntyre with his patented corner clothesline. Morrison hits a springboard corkscrew splash for a one count. McIntyre fights back and puts Morrison on the top rope. Morrison crotches him, but McIntyre sits up and turns him inside out with a slam off the top. Miz tags in, but McIntyre quickly hits a spinebuster. Morrison breaks it up with a standing shooting star press.
Morrison tags in and hits a neckbreaker. Miz tags in and connects with a Skull Crushing Finale, but McIntyre kicks out! Miz furiously starts the IT Kicks, but McIntyre shoves him into Morrison. McIntyre hits the Future Shock DDT, so Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring. McIntyre connects with a nice somersault senton to wipe them both out! McIntyre puts Miz in the ring and hits a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
WWE Champion Randy Orton quickly drops McIntyre with an RKO out of nowhere. The Fiend’s laughter is heard on the speakers as the show goes off the air.