WWE Raw 8/17/20 Results: 24/7 Title Madness, Elimination Tag Action & Several Big Returns

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- WWE Champion Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring to start the show, a video package also airs showing Randy Orton’s attack on Ric Flair from last week’s Raw. McIntyre gets the microphone and he calls Orton’s attack on Flair unforgivable, McIntyre talks about Orton’s history with Flair. McIntyre says he’ll severely hurt Orton at WWE Summerslam ’20, McIntyre says he is a weapon and he wishes Summerslam is tonight. Members of Retribution are shown in the production truck during McIntyre’s promo, the screen eventually goes black.

- A bunch of wrestlers are talking backstage about what just went down when Drew McIntyre arrives, McIntyre talks about what Retribution has been doing on Raw. McIntyre says they should ban together against them when Seth Rollins and Murphy arrive, Rollins says he should be the leader and McIntyre says nobody respects him. Ricochet interrupts and he tells Rollins that Rey Mysterio will be here tonight, Cedric Alexander echoes what Ricochet said. Rollins mocks McIntyre for not protecting Ric Flair last week and McIntyre shoves Murphy, which prompts Rollins and Murphy to leave.

- The Hurt Business make their way to the ring, MVP talks about what Drew McIntyre is doing backstage while also saying The Hurt Business is open for business against Retribution. MVP says The Hurt Business is calling Retribution out, MVP says Apollo Crews, Mustafa Ali, Ricochet and Cedric Alexander are behind Retribution. MVP talks about how Retribution helped Crews defeat him to win the WWE United States Title, Crews interrupts and he says that it’s low for MVP to make those accusations. Crews says that MVP cannot beat him without any help, MVP says Crews has become bitter after his career didn’t initially take off. Crews says Shelton Benjamin and Bobby Lashley will have to stay backstage at WWE Summerslam ’20 if he wins tonight, Crews fends off an attack from The Hurt Business.

Apollo Crews vs. Shelton Benjamin w/MVP & Bobby Lashley

The match is joined in progress and we see Crews attacking Benjamin with strikes, Crews then catches Benjamin in a roll up before eating a clothesline from him. Benjamin gets Crews in the corner before landing a bunch of strikes, Benjamin then drops Crews with a hard Irish whip in the corner. Benjamin goes for Pay Dirt and Crews avoids it before landing a spine buster for a near fall, Crews looks for a toss power bomb and Benjamin counters with a DDT for a near fall. R-Truth hits the ring after being chased by ninjas, Crews catches a distracted Benjamin in a roll up for a three count.

Winner: Apollo Crews

After the match, The Hurt Business attacks Apollo Crews until Ricochet, Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali make the save. R-Truth returns and Shelton Benjamin lays him out before getting a three count to win the WWE 24/7 Championship, MVP gets the microphone to say The Hurt Business challenges Apollo Crews and two partners to a tag team elimination match.

- Angel Garza is hitting on a woman backstage when Ivar arrives to speak to the woman, Ivar gives the woman a chicken leg while inviting her to Raw Underground tonight. Ivar and the woman accuse Garza of poisoning Montez Ford, Garza gets angry and he challenges Ivar to a match.

Angel Garza w/Andrade & Zelina Vega vs. Ivar w/Erik

The match begins with Ivar avoiding a charging Garza, Garza lands an elbow strike before getting Ivar in a headlock. Ivar gets free and Garza nails him with a knee strike, Garza knocks Ivar down before wrenching away on his arm. Ivar gets free and he nails Garza with an overhead suplex followed by a shoulder tackle, Ivar then hits Garza with a slam and splash. Ivar also nails Garza with multiple corner clotheslines, Garza fights back and Ivar nails him with a seated senton for a near fall. Ivar gets Garza on the top rope and he follows him up there, Garza gets free and he sends Ivar face first onto the turnbuckle. Ivar recovers and he knocks Garza to the arena floor, Vega interferes and she prevents an Ivar suicide dive. Ivar goes after Garza while throwing him into the ringside edge and barricade, Garza kicks Ivar in the face as he returns to the ring. Garza then nails a downed Ivar with a drop kick for a three count.

Winner: Angel Garza w/Andrade & Zelina Vega

After the match, Angelo Dawkins and Demi appear on the big screen to talk about WWE Summerslam ’20, Dawkins also brings up how Garza hits on Charly Caruso. Garza heads backstage as the big screen goes blank, Samoa Joe informs Vega and Andrade that there is a certain video that has been discovered without saying exactly what it is.

- Highlights are shown of the damage done to Dominik Mysterio from Seth Rollins and Murphy on last week’s Raw.

- Angel Garza confronts Angelo Dawkins & Demi, Zelina Vega and Andrade arrive at the same time Charly Caruso does. A video airs showing Vega poisoning Montez Ford’s drink before his match on Raw several weeks ago, Vega accuses Caruso of being behind everything due to her jealousy of Garza being with Demi. Ford comes from out of nowhere and a brief brawl happens with Andrade and Garza.

Mickie James vs. Natalya w/Lana

The match begins with Natalya attacking James after a distraction from Lana, James fights back and she drops Natalya with a Thesz Press. Natalya recovers and she nails James with a few strikes before applying a headlock, James gets free and she gets Natalya in a headlock. Natalya gets free and James nails her with a shoulder tackle, Natalya avoids a DDT before both go down after simultaneous clotheslines. Seth Rollins and Murphy confront Samoa Joe during the match, James gets up and she nails Natalya with a hurricarana followed by a neck breaker. James goes to the top rope and Natalya knocks her to the arena floor after a Lana distraction, James doesn’t beat the count into the ring and the match comes to an end.

Winner: Natalya w/Lana, by count out

After the match, Mickie James attacks Lana.

- Seth Rollins gets a microphone and he threatens both Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

- The Golden Role Models make their way to the ring, Sasha Banks talks about how her and Bayley will both face Asuka at WWE Summerslam ’20. Bayley says they cannot wait for WWE Summerslam ’20 because they’ll both have the night off, Banks and Bayley say Asuka has no chance against either of them. Bayley says she’ll face Asuka first and then Banks can face her second, Bayley and Banks also talk about defending their tag team titles at WWE Payback. Shayna Baszler interrupts and she says that she gets the next shot at the Raw Women’s Title after WWE Summerslam ’20, Asuka comes out next and she says a bunch of stuff in Japanese before saying they’ll meet for the title one day.

The Golden Role Models (Bayley & Sasha Banks) vs. Asuka & Shayna Baszler

The match begins with Bayley cornering Asuuka before tagging Banks in, Banks nails Asuka with a few strikes before tagging Bayley in. Bayley drops Asuka and she gets her in a chin lock, Banks tags back in and she cracks Asuka with a knee strike. Asuka recovers and she nails Banks with a double knee strike, Nia Jax comes out from the crowd and she goes after Baszler until security chases her off. Baszler goes after Jax and a brawl breaks out between them, Asuka knocks both opponents to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Bayley holding Asuka in a chin lock, Bayley releases the hold and she stomps away on Asuka. Banks tags in and Asuka is hit with a double suplex, Asuka fights back and Banks nails her with a meteora for a near fall. Bayley tags in and she attacks a trapped Asuka with a few strikes for a near fall, Bayley holds Asuka down while applying a chin lock to her. Asuka fights back again and Bayley attacks her with more strikes, Banks tags in and she works over Asuka before tagging Bayley in.

Bayley and Banks hit Asuka with a double slam for a near fall, Bayley goes for a top rope elbow drop and Asuka defends before rolling her up for a near fall. Banks tags in as Asuka nails Bayley with a spinning back fist, Banks gets Asuka in the Bank Statement and Baszler breaks it up. Baszler tags in and she cleans house against the opposing team, Bayley tags in and she double teams Baszler with Banks. Bayley hits Baszler with a Bayley To Belly for a near fall, Banks tags in and Baszler escapes a double team attempt before knocking Banks out of the ring. Baszler gets Bayley in a rear naked choke and Banks breaks it up, Asuka attacks Banks and she gets her in an Asuka Lock on the arena floor. Baszler gets Bayley in another rear naked choke and Bayley taps out.

Winners: Asuka & Shayna Baszler

- A video package airs highlighting Seth Rollins’ and Murphy’s attack against Dominik Mysterio on last week’s Raw.

- Apollo Crews approaches Ricochet, Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali backstage, Crews picks Ricochet and Ali as his partners for tonight. Randy Orton appears a few moments after they leave.

- Shawn Michaels approaches Drew McIntyre backstage, Michaels talks about how much Ric Flair meant to everybody. Michaels tells McIntyre to get refocused so he can defeat Randy Orton at WWE Summerslam ’20, McIntyre says Michaels has played a huge part in his success. Michaels gives McIntyre a pep talk before telling McIntyre to not interfere when he confronts Orton later tonight.

- The IIconics approach The Riott Squad backstage, Billie Kay says Peyton Royce will replace her against Ruby Riott tonight. Shayna Baszler is then shown to Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir after The Riott Squad leave.

- Highlights are shown of the chaos caused by Retribution over the last few weeks.

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

The match begins with Riott dropping Royce before landing a few strikes, Royce gets up and Riott drops her with an STO before landing more strikes. Royce goes to the ring apron and Riott knocks her to the arena floor, Riott leaves the ring and she sends Royce into the barricade. Royce recovers and she sends Riott into the barricade, Royce gets Riott back in the ring before landing a knee strike for a near fall. Royce sends Riott into the corner before choking her for a few seconds, Royce keeps Riott cornered as they exchange strikes. Riott drops Royce before landing a running kick to her face, Royce leaves the ring and Riott takes her out with a dive from the ring apron. Kay looks to interfere and Morgan takes care of her, Royce knocks Riott into Morgan before getting her back in the ring. Royce nails Riott with Déjà vu for a three count.

Winner: Peyton Royce w/Billie Kay

- Shane McMahon is shown arriving for Raw Underground.

- Raw Underground is back and Erik defeats some unknown person, Erik calls out Dolph Ziggler after the fight and Ziggler wins with a rear naked choke after a thumb to the eye. Ivar attacks Ziggler afterwards and sends him into the crowd.

- Rey and Dominik Mysterio make their way to the ring, Rey says he has felt pain since facing Seth Rollins at WWE Extreme Rules ’20. Rey says he also felt pain after what Rollins did to Dominik last week on Raw, Rey says he should’ve been there to protect Dominik. Rey says he may never fully recover from what Rollins did to him at WWE Extreme Rules ’20, Rey says he’ll be in Dominik’s corner at WWE Summerslam ’20. Dominik gets a microphone and he says he knew what he was in for when he signed the contract last week, Dominik says he’ll be ready to face Rollins at WWE Summerslam ’20. Rollins and Murphy appear on the big screen, Rollins says Rey is putting Dominik in danger for his own personal glory. Rollins says he cannot understand why Rey keeps putting him and Dominik in these situations, Rollins says Rey could’ve prevented everything by accepting his role as a sacrifice. Rollins says the Mysterio legacy will be the ultimate sacrifice in the end, Rey challenges Rollins to come to the ring and it appears that Rollins is granting that request.

Rollins and Murphy make their way towards the ring, the Mysterio’s leave the ring as Rollins and Murphy get in it. Rey distracts Rollins and Murphy so Dominik can attack them with kendo stick shots, Rey gets his own kendo stick and he joins in on the attack until Murphy and Rollins head backstage.

- MVP approaches Cedric Alexander backstage, MVP says he understands Alexander’s frustrations about being left out of the match tonight. MVP plays some mind games with Alexander before saying his past offer still stands.

- Raw Underground is back as Arturo Ruas faces Riddick Moss, but the bout ends in a no contest after they attack members of the crowd.

Tag Team Elimination Match
The Hurt Business (MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin) vs. Apollo Crews, Mustafa Ali & Ricochet

The match begins with Benjamin backing Ali into a corner while landing a few strikes, Ali fights back and he nails Benjamin with a few arm drags before wrenching away on his arm. Ricochet tags in and he works over the arm of Benjamin, Ricochet then nails Benjamin with an enziguri for a near fall. Ali tags in and Benjamin nails him with an elbow strike, Lashley tags in and he attacks the entire opposing team. Lashley the hits Ali with a Dominator for a three count (Eliminated: Mustafa Ali), the match resumes with Ricochet attacks Lashley with some strikes. Lashley quickly nails a charging Ricochet with a pop up spine buster, Benjamin tags in and he nails Ricochet with Pay Dirt for a three count (Eliminated: Ricochet). The match resumes with Benjamin nailing Crews with some strikes, Benjamin misses a charge in the corner and Crews nails him with a toss power bomb for a three count (Eliminated: Shelton Benjamin). Cedric Alexander also pins Benjamin to win the 24/7 Title as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see MVP attacking Crews with some strikes.

MVP then drops Crews with a hard Irish whip into the corner, MVP dumps Crews out of the ring and he follows him out there to get him back in the ring. Lashley tags in and he attacks Crews with more strikes, Lashley corners Crews before choking him with his boot. Lashley keeps Crews cornered before landing a corner spear, MVP tags in and he nails a cornered Crews with a running boot to the face for a near fall. MVP misses a charge in the corner and Crews nails him with a toss power bomb for a three count (Eliminated: MVP), the match resumes with Lashley holding Crews down while working him over. Crews fights back and he nails Lashley with a flying forearm strikes followed by several enziguris, Crews then hits Lashley with a standing moonsault for a near fall. Lashley looks for the full nelson and Crews defends against it, Lashley then hits Crews with a spear for a three count (Eliminated: Apollo Crews).

Winners: The Hurt Business (MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin)

- Shane McMahon is shown talking to Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir & Jessamyn Duke.

WWE 24/7 Championship
Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Akira Tozawa w/Ninjas

The match begins with Alexander working over the arm of Tozawa before landing a drop kick, Tozawa wants his ninjas to attack Alexander and Alexander takes care of them. Tozawa drops Alexander with a spinning head kick, Tozawa goes to the top rope and Alexander avoids his leap. Alexander nails Tozawa with a Neuralizer and Lumbar Check for a three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander, still the WWE 24/7 Champion

After the match, Shelton Benjamin appears out of nowhere to hit Cedric Alexander with pay Dirt to get the pin and win the 24/7 Championship.

- Raw Underground is back and Marina Shafir defeated an unnamed opponent, Nia Jax appears out of nowhere to attack Shafir and Jessamyn Duke. Shayna Baszler comes out and Jax runs away before getting physical with Baszler.

Montez Ford w/Angelo Dawkins vs. Andrade w/Angel Garza & Zelina Vega

The match begins with Ford attacking Andrade with a ton of strikes, Andrade fights back and Ford knocks him out of the ring with a drop kick. Ford follows up by nailing Andrade with a suicide dive, Ford gets Andrade back in the ring and he eventually gets crotched on the top rope. Andrade also goes to the top rope and he lands a superplex for a near fall, Andrade keeps Ford down while applying a chin lock to him. Ford gets free and Andrade nails him with some more strikes, Ford recovers and he nails Andrade with a few clotheslines. Ford then hits Andrade with a standing moonsault for a near fall, Andrade fights back and he goes to the middle rope before Ford gets him down with a hurricarana. Vega interferes and Bianca Belair takes her out, Ford rolls up a distracted Andrade for a three count.

Winner: Montez Ford w/Angelo Dawkins

- Shawn Michaels is shown interacting with various wrestlers backstage.

- Shawn Michaels makes his way to the ring for a confrontation with Randy Orton, Michaels shows a video package of what Ric Flair said to Orton last week before being attacked. Michaels talks about Flair nearly dying last year and how that affected everybody, Michaels talked about how Flair loved being a professional wrestler. Michaels says that Orton will get what’s coming to him at WWE Summerslam ’20, Orton comes out of nowhere to hit Michaels with an RKO and punt. Drew McIntyre chases Orton off before WWE officials come out to check on Michaels, Orton returns and McIntyre brawls with him. McIntyre throws Orton into the barricade a few times before throwing him over the announce table, McIntyre goes back to check on Michaels and Orton nails him with an RKO.

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