Date: October 1, 2020
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton
It’s the first show after Clash Of Champions, meaning we are probably not going to be seeing a single thing from Raw. That can make for some interesting shows, but what can be even more interesting is having some bigger names around here. That has been the case in the last few weeks so maybe it can continue here. Let’s get to it.
Erik vs. Riddick Moss
Moss’ headlock doesn’t last long as Erik shoves him off and knees him in the ribs. Moss is back with a spinebuster and we hit the front facelock. A suplex gives Moss two and we hit the chinlock. Erik is right back up with a suplex and the shotgun knees to the chest. A cross between a spinebuster and a Boss Man Slam gets two on Moss but he gets to the apron for a snap over the top. Moss’ neckbreaker is good for the pin at 4:53.
Result: Riddick Moss b. Erik – Neckbreaker (4:53)
We look at Asuka beating Zelina Vega at Clash Of Champions.
They had a good one:
We recap the Smackdown side of Clash Of Champions.
Raw Women’s Title: Asuka vs. Zelina Vega
Asuka is defending and mouths the Big Match Intros. Vega fights out of an armbar to start and grabs an Octopus on the mat. They head outside with Asuka knocking her down as we take a break. Back with Vega grabbing an armbar and making Asuka hold her up at the same time. Asuka muscles her over with a suplex for the break and tries the Asuka Lock, sending Vega straight to the ropes. A Backstabber gives Vega a quick two but her moonsault only hits knees. Asuka is right back with the Asuka Lock to retain at 8:38.
Result: Asuka b. Zelina Vega – Asuka Lock (8:38)
Then they did it again:
Seth Rollins comes up to Murphy in the back and mentions that the Mysterios will be on the King’s Court tonight. Murphy is in his gear though and Rollins doesn’t like it. Rollins had a suit ready for him and says go put it on, which Murphy begrudgingly does. With Murphy gone, Rollins steals Murphy’s phone and pockets it.
It’s time for the King’s Court with Jerry Lawler bringing out the Mysterio Family. Rey and Dominik want to finish things with Rollins and Murphy but Lawler asks about Murphy talking to Aaliyah last week. She says she’s 19 years old and Murphy talked to her. What she does know is that someone who associates with Rollins needs to evaluate things because he is evil.
Rollins pops up on screen to say he needs to tell them the truth. The truth is that one of them isn’t being 100% honest with the rest of the family. The truth is that Aaliyah might not be telling the truth about Murphy. Rollins shows us a screenshot from Murphy’s phone of Murphy and Aaliyah texting each other.
Murphy apologizes again and Aaliyah seems interested in his offer to spend some time together, even wishing him a happy birthday. Back in the arena, Aaliyah says Murphy isn’t like Rollins and leaves, with Rey and Angie following her. Murphy comes up to Rollins in the back and grabs him by the shirt as Rollins laughs. Dominik runs up and jumps Murphy until agents break it up.
It’s a family thing:
From Raw again.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Murphy
Dominik starts fast and hammers away in the corner before they go outside. Murphy sends him over the announcers’ table for a nine count but Dominik is back in with a high crossbody. Some shots to the face have Murphy in trouble until he scores with a pump knee to the face. Dominick is back with a tornado DDT and some stomps in the corner send Murphy outside. It’s kendo stick time but here’s Aaliyah to say don’t do it. The distraction lets Murphy roll Dominik up for the pin with tights at 7:13.
Result: Murphy b. Dominik Mysterio – Rollup with tights (7:13)
Post match Dominik unloads with the kendo stick but Aaliyah tells him to stop. Dominik says this is for the family but Aaliyah says Murphy isn’t like Rollins. Dominik says she really is naive and she slaps him in the face.
The sister did it:
Humberto Carrillo vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler grabs a headlock to start but Carrillo is back up with a wristlock to get out. An elbow to the face staggers Ziggler but he’s right back with his own elbow. There’s a neckbreaker for two on Carrillo and it’s time to grind a forearm into the face. Carrillo is back up with the springboard armdrag and we take a break. Back with Ziggler working on a Kimura but Carrillo fights up with some shots to the face. The missile dropkick drops Ziggler for two and there’s a springboard spinning kick to the face for the same. Ziggler is back with the Fameasser for two but he misses the superkick. Carrillo’s moonsault misses though and now the superkick can finish Carrillo at 9:15.
Result: Dolph Ziggler b. Humberto Carrillo – Superkick (9:15)
We look back at Drew McIntyre retaining over Randy Orton in the ambulance match.
Here are Ric Flair, Big Show, Christian and Shawn Michaels to get things going. Shawn welcomes us to the show and introduces Drew McIntyre for the big congratulations. Drew talks about knowing all of these people for years, including how they all guided him as far as he has gotten. Drew tells a story of Flair being on the active roster when he first arrived in American (Drew: “Before somebody retired you.”). He couldn’t believe he was on the main roster as Ric Flair and it was one of the coolest things he had ever seen.
Then last night he defeated Randy Orton and is he is still WWE Champion. Shawn talks about how they’re all here to congratulate him and he hopes that Drew isn’t mad about that. If he is mad, it was all Ric’s fault. Drew is cool with them….and here’s Orton on the Titantron. Orton says this is over when he says it is, so Drew knows he is going to beg for another match.
Orton says he won’t have to beg because he is Randy Orton and will get another title shot. He’s here today to say there is a price to pay when you cross the Legend Killer. Orton walks over to….get his bag and leaves. Drew wants to be a fighting champion so tonight, anyone who has never gotten a shot against him can get a title match. Somebody please step up.
Here’s Drew McIntyre for the Open Challenge for a title shot. No one comes out at first so McIntyre asks how Charles Robinson’s day is going. Cue Dolph Ziggler though and we have an opponent.
Raw World Title: Drew McIntyre vs. Robert Roode
Roode is challenging and rakes Drew’s damaged back to put the champ in early trouble. They’re out on the floor in a hurry though, with Drew hitting the reverse Alabama Slam onto the apron as we take an early break. Back with Roode knocking McIntyre into the Tree of Woe, only to have McIntyre sit up for the choke throw off the top. Ziggler offers a distraction though and Roode goes after the leg to take over.
The leg is wrapped around the post and then dropped onto the announcers’ table. Back in and Roode hits a top rope clothesline for two, followed by the Figure Four in the middle of the ring. McIntyre turns it over to send Roode bailing to the ropes for the break and they both need a breather.
It’s McIntyre back up first with the Glasgow Kiss into the overhead belly to belly suplexes. There’s the nip up but McIntyre’s knee gives out. Roode’s spinebuster gets two and McIntyre’s Futureshock gets the same. McIntyre takes Roode out but walks into the Glorious DDT for two more. That’s enough for McIntyre as he hits the Claymore to retain at 12:38.
Result: Drew McIntyre b. Robert Roode – Claymore (12:38)
We cut to the back where Randy Orton, dressed as a janitor, goes into to the Legends’ Lounge (yes it has its own sign), whips out some night vision goggles, turns out the lights, and apparently nearly massacres everyone with a chair. Orton leaves, throws his hood up, and points referees and trainers to the room to end the show.
That’s just sneaky:
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