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WWE Raw live results: Clash of Champions fallout

Date: September 28, 2020
Location: Amway Center in Orlando, FL 

The Big Takeaway -- 

Randy Orton “attacked” Ric Flair, Christian, Big Show, and Shawn Michaels with a steel chair in a dark room at the end of the show. 

Drew McIntyre retained the WWE title in an open challenge against a returning Robert Roode. 

There was no Raw Underground and it was never explained why not. 

Retribution were not on Raw and that wasn’t explained either. There was a brief tease that they would show up but they didn’t. Cedric Alexander was not with Hurt Business, either. 

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler also weren’t on the show. It was explained that they will eventually defend the tag titles against Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan.

Show Recap -- 

Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe are tonight’s announcers. They ran down what happened in last night’s WWE title match. 

Ric Flair, Big Show, Christian, and Shawn Michaels came out individually. Michaels welcomed us to Raw and introduced Drew McIntyre. McIntyre hugged each guy and mentioned how cool it was to share the ring with them. 

McIntyre wasn’t expecting to see them last night. He mentioned growing up in the business traveling with the likes of Christian and Big Show, who always looked out for him. Michaels also looked out for him and gave him advice. He recalled getting to WWE when Flair was still an active wrestler and couldn’t believe he got to share a locker room with him. 

They all shared the same disdain for “Randall Keith Orton.” He put Orton in an ambulance and was still WWE Champion. Michaels said they all wanted to thank him for whipping Orton’s ass. Michaels said they all got together and came up with a plan to get involved. Michaels joked that it was all Flair’s idea if McIntyre was upset about them interfering. 

Orton appeared on the screen. He said it wasn’t over until he said it was. If McIntyre thought he went through hell last night, he didn’t know what hell felt like. McIntyre knew Orton was about to ask for another shot. Orton said he didn’t need to ask for one — he would be given one because of who he is. 

Orton just wanted to warn everyone that there was a price to pay when you cross him. Orton left the arena with his luggage. 

McIntyre wasn’t feeling great after last night but wanted to be a fighting champion and issued an open challenge to anyone he has yet to face so far for the title. He implored someone in the back to step up. 

Kayla Braxton interviewed Zelina Vega and called her a poor sport. Vega wanted to prove herself tonight and said Asuka was not ready for her. Asuka showed up and was amused by this. Asuka told her to get ready to lose again. Officials got between them before they could start fighting. 

Asuka defeated Zelina Vega to retain the Raw Women’s Championship (8:44) 

They went to break less than 2 minutes into the match even though they came right back with this match (including Asuka’s entrance) after the previous break. Asuka caught Vega with a kick as she came off the apron before the break but Vega was in control after the break. 

Asuka mounted a comeback using strikes, a German suplex and sliding kick for two. Vega tried targeting the arm with a submission but Asuka countered into a vertical suplex and followed with kicks. Vega avoided an Asuka Lock by getting a quick rope break and followed with a back cracker but Asuka got a rope break. 

Vega went for a moonsault but Asuka got her knees up and applied the Asuka Lock for the submission win. (Asuka held onto the hold for a few seconds after the ref called for the bell.) This wasn’t much of a match. 

Flair, Show, Christian, and Michaels were shown playing poker in the back. 

After a break, Andrade was in the ring as Vega was on the ramp. Andrade said Vega was nothing without her. Vega appeared to be upset and left. Andrade said Vega and Angel Garza were weak links. He called himself the greatest in WWE and issued an open challenge. Keith Lee entered. 

Keith Lee defeated Andrade (2:51) 

Lee won fairly quickly. Andrade was in control for a bit after targeting Lee’s lower body. Andrade hit running double knees in the corner but Lee grabbed him and hit the spirit bomb for the pinfall win. 

MVP and Shelton Benjamin were eating in the back. Some guy joined them without asking or even saying anything. Bobby Lashley showed up and told the guy to get out of his seat and also leave his food behind. The guy panicked and left. Lashley was serious until the guy left, then cracked a smile and offered the extra plate to MVP and Benjamin. They all laughed. This was a good little gag. 

They replayed parts of the R-Truth/Tozawa shark segment. Truth was shown in the back playing chess by himself. A ninja appeared and handed him a letter which was written in both Japanese and English. The letter was from Tozawa who left him a gift (in a briefcase) in the event of his death. It was a black belt. 

Truth appeared honoured but was rolled up from behind by Tozawa who won the 24/7 title. The ninja hit Tozawa with the briefcase and pinned him to win the belt. It was Drew Gulak. Truth hit Gulak with the briefcase and won the title back. They all ran off. A threeway for the title was announced for tonight. This was not a good gag. 

Seth Rollins approached Murphy and gave him a hug even though Murphy didn’t seem happy to see him. Rollins said it was a great night but wondered why Murphy was dressed to compete even though he doesn’t have a match. Rollins encouraged him to put on the suit he bought him. Murphy nodded and left. Murphy left his cell phone behind so Rollins put it in his pocket. 

[Second hour] 

King’s Court with Jerry Lawler 

Lawler introduced the Mysterio family. Rey told Lawler that Rollins couldn’t keep his own house together so he was going after his. He called Rollins evil. Dominik said he was tired of Rollins and would put an end to this the next time he saw him. 

Lawler noted that Rollins could be lying about the paternity test since we didn’t actually see any papers but we did see Aalyah’s reaction when Rey called her naive. Aalyah admitted to being upset but also acknowledged how young she was. She didn’t know what to think about Murphy but does question those who associated themselves with Rollins. 

Rollins appeared on the screen with something important to say: Aalyah wasn’t being honest about her feelings for Murphy. Rollins showed a “screenshot” of a text exchange between Aalyah and Murphy. The exchange showed Murphy apologizing to her again and Aalyah responding politely and wishing him a happy birthday. 

Rey was upset. Aalyah said Murphy wasn’t like Rollins and stormed to the back. Rey and Angie went after her. 

Murphy confronted Rollins and grabbed him by the shirt (as Rollins chuckled). Dominik flew in and attacked Murphy. Officials ran in to break them up. 

Dominik vs. Murphy was announced after a break. 

Natalya and Lana entered. Lana wore black and pink gear. Natalya thought Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler should be stripped of the tag titles and thought the belts should be given to them. Lana said it was because of them that those titles even existed. She also thought they deserved it because they were celebrities. 

Adam Pearce interrupted and informed them that he wasn’t going to strip Baszler and Jax. He said they could earn a shot to the fight for the belts if they could win their match tonight against Raw’s newest acquisitions: Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. (Rose also happened to be wearing pink and black.) 

Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke defeated Natalya & Lana (3:07) 

The heels worked over Brooke briefly until Rose made a hot tag. There was an ugly spot where she gave Lana a gutwrench slam and Lana almost landed on her head. Rose followed with a V-Trigger for the pinfall win. This was quite bad. 

Aleister Black cut a promo in a dark room on Kevin Owens. He noted Owens’ history of betraying people. Owens liked to speak about family but family made Black think about cruelty because his father was a cruel man. He said people might forgive and forget Owens for the things that he’s done — but he will not forget. 

The Street Profits approached Christian, Show, Flair and Michaels to cheers them with drinks. They were still playing poker. 

Kevin Owens defeated Aleister Black via DQ (13:19) 

Black has new music. The announcers explained Black’s earlier promo. Black was upset that Owens wasn’t there to help him when Murphy attacked his eye. 

Black was in control until Owens came back with chops, clotheslines, a senton, and German suplex. Black rolled out of the ring so Owens hit him with a senton off the apron, which led to break. 

Owens used a DDT for two but Black followed by kicking his leg out of his leg to take over. Black cut off a couple of comeback attempts with strikes. Owens dodged a pump kick and hit a superkick for two. Owens tried a senton off the top but Black got his knees up. Black followed with a knee strike for a nearfall. 

Black argued with the referee before turning his attention back to Owens. Black was in the middle of a strike combo on Owens and hit the referee by accident. The ref called for a DQ. Black was rightfully upset and noted the ref was standing too close. As they made the DQ announcement, Owens gave Black a stunner. 

Saxton tried to claim the ref made the only call he could, which is stupid. Joe also said the ref was standing too close. 

Black and Owens work well together but they’re making it harder to care about more matches between the two. 

The Hurt Business walked through the back when they ran into Mustafa Ali who emerged from their personal locker room. He apologized and claimed he got lost. MVP said he must’ve lost his mind and shoved him. Ali was about to go after them but was held back by Apollo Crews and Ricochet who happened to be nearby. Ricochet said this wasn’t over between them. 

Triple Threat Match: R-Truth defeated Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa to retain the 24/7 Championship (4:12) 

Truth pinned Gulak after giving him an Attitude Adjustment onto Tozawa. 

Charly Caruso interviewed Rose and Brooke. Rose said it was no-brainer having Brooke as a partner because she was a great athlete who was always there for her. Brooke said Rose was an inspiration for always getting up after getting knocked down. Rose knew that Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan were next in line, but regardless of who won, they were coming for the titles. 

All three women looked off to the side in apparent confusion. It was just Dominik getting ready for his match. 

[Third hour] 

WWE congratulated themselves on having a lot of Instagram followers. 

Murphy defeated Dominik Mysterio (7:17) 

They went back-and-forth until Dominik clocked Murphy with a forearm. Murphy came right back with a running knee strike. Dominik followed later with a tornado DDT. Dominik aggressively stomped away at him in the corner until the ref stopped him. 

Dominik grabbed a kendo stick but Aalyah marched out and asked him to put it away. Dominik told her to leave. He went into the ring but was distracted as Aalyah pleaded with him to stop. Murphy rolled him up holding the tights for the pinfall win (he seemed to let go a little too early but the ref still counted three). 

Dominik hit Murphy a few times with the kendo stick but he was able to run off. Aalyah begged him to stop. Dominik yelled at her, saying he was doing this to protect their legacy and reminded her what Murphy has done to them. Dominik called her naive. She slapped him and marched away. 

Dolph Ziggler told Adam Pearce that he had the perfect guy for McIntyre’s open challenge. Pearce told him that he wasn’t eligible because he has faced McIntyre before. Ziggler said it wasn’t him. Pearce agreed to discuss it in his office. 

Hurt Business cut a promo on Crews. MVP said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result (untrue). Crews kept stepping to Lashley and losing. MVP and Lashley said Crews and his buddies were going to get dropped again tonight. 

6-man tag match: Apollo Crews, Ricochet & Mustafa Ali defeated US Champion Bobby Lashley, MVP & Shelton Benjamin 

Should be noted that Cedric Alexander was not with Hurt Business. 

The babyfaces attacked Hurt Business before the match could start but Hurt Business beat them up anyway. The lights went out and “Retribution” appeared on the screens. Hurt Business slid back in the ring and got ready for a fight. The match was underway after a break and Retribution was nowhere to be found. 

Ali won via pinfall after giving MVP a 450 splash. 

Flair, Show, Christian and Michaels were still playing poker after almost two hours. Flair won one final hand to win all the chips. 

I forgot to mention it but there was an earlier segment where MVP chucked his water bottle on the floor for a building cleaner to pick it up. 

There was a new Bianca Belair video package. She beat two men and one woman in a race (on a track). She beat all three easily, so one guy quit. She beat the other two a second time even after giving them a head start. She also won a hurdle race. 

They aired a Retribution video package. 

Drew McIntyre defeated Robert Roode to retain the WWE Championship (12:35) 

Ziggler introduced McIntyre’s opponent: Robert Roode. Roode has a full beard and entered to his “Glorious” theme and entrance. 

McIntyre gave Roode a reverse Alabama Slam onto the ring apron. A cool-looking spot that sent us to break less than two minutes into the match. 

Back from break, Ziggler helped Roode get out of harm's way, so McIntyre yanked him into the ring. The Tampa Bay Lightning just won the Stanley Cup. 

Roode chop-blocked McIntyre to take over. Roode followed by driving McIntyre’s leg into the ring post. Roode also dropped him leg-first onto the announce table. Roode applied a figure four for McIntyre rolled over to break the hold. 

McIntyre came back with a clothesline and overhead belly-to-belly suplexes but came up limping on a kip-up, so Roode hit a spinebuster for two. McIntyre managed to come back with a Future Shock DDT for a nearfall. 

McIntyre booted Ziggler off the apron and the distraction allowed Roode to hit a Glorious DDT for a nearfall. McIntyre blocked another DDT attempt and hit a Claymore kick for the pinfall win. McIntyre retains. Pretty good match. 

Before the show ended, they cut to the back to a shot of the building cleaner that was seen earlier. He grabbed a steel chair and unmasked. It was Randy Orton. 

Orton put on night vision goggles and entered the room where Flair, Christian, Show and Michaels were hanging out. He turned off the lights and we could hear him apparently attacking everyone (except the cameraperson I guess). Orton turned the light back on to reveal the damage done. The legends were all down. As was the food. 

Orton left the room and put his mask and hood back on. A bunch of officials ran down the hall and into the legends’ room. Orton had his back turned which was enough to fool them. (They knew something happened but didn’t suspect it was the guy standing right there?) 

This was very hokey.