WWE Raw – 22nd June 2020 Result And Review
Preview: Rey Mysterio returns to Raw, Sasha Banks & Bayley battle The IIconics for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles, Asuka defends Raw Women’s Championship against The Queen, Street Profits battles Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Title. (READ).
The show begins, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre comes out to talks about how he retained his title last week despite the odds. Hearing this Dolph Ziggler comes out and tells that he has been traded on Raw along with Robert Roode as AJ Styles has been traded to Smackdown. Without wasting any time, Ziggler issued a challenge to the champion for Extreme Rules for the title, to which McIntyre accepts it.
Nia Jax comes out to the ring and sits in a chair and grabs the microphone and talks about Charlotte Flair getting a Raw Women’s Championship match once again and blams her dad for it for helping her. 24/7 Champion R Truth comes out and gets in a brawl with Akira Tozawa and his ninjas and leaves. Later, Flair comes out tells that she has done things on her own to achieve things in WWE and not by her father. To which Jax tells that Flair hasn’t beaten her yet. Hearing this Flair and Jax gets in a brawl.
Match 1: The Street Profits vs. The Viking Raiders – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
Bell rings, as we have now come to the finals of ‘Anything you can do, we can do better!’ series which is been going on for the past few weeks, both the teams have been challenging each other in many competition but still it was not enough to determine who is the best. So now with the Raw Tag Team Championship on the line looks like we will know who is the best.
The Street Profits did retain the title, where Angelo Dawkins spears Ivar and Montez Ford delivers a frog splash to Erik to get the win, After the match, Andrade and Angel Garza comes out and attacks the tag team champions.
Winner: The Street Profits.
Backstage, The “Monday Night Messiah” Seth Rollins send out a message to Rey Mysterio, where he said that from now on anything happening to his son Dominick will be a sacrifice for the future.
Backstage, Charlotte Flair was in pain due to her brawl with Nia Jax earlier in the ring, she was asked if she is looking to postpone her match to next week as she is not 100 per cent to which she said no and will fight tongiht.
Match 2: Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair – Raw Women’s Championship.
Bell ring, since Flair has been moved to Raw, many say that she has been handed this opportunity for the championship just because her last name is Flair, she heads to this match to proves other that she is indeed the hardest worker in the locker room. For Asuka, she has been handed the Women’s Championship by Becky Lynch and she needs to prove she is a fighting champion.
With Nia Jax watching the match closely backstage, both women fought a battle in the ring, with close pinfall after pinfall by both women. Asuka quickly changed her plan and held Flair in a submission, to which Flair taps out.
Edge cuts a promo, where he says that he is disappointed for his loss at Backlash. He then thanks himself as because of him Randy Orton became the ‘Legend Killer’ once again. With Orton attacking his best friend Christian last week was not acceptable, Edge vowed to make Orton’s life a living hell.
Backstage, Randy Orton in an interview said that he did what he had to do to survive and he waits to ends this and wishes Edge and Christian full recovery.
Backstage, Nia Jax attacked Charlotte Flair’s injured left arm.
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Match 3: R Truth vs. Akira Tozawa – 24/7 Championship Match.
As the bell ring, Bobby Lashley and MVP makes their way out to the ring, where Lashley holds Truth in full nelson submission and leave him unconscious. This allowed Tozawa to pin Truth and win the 24/7 Championship title.
Winner: Akira Tozawa – New Champion.
Match 4: Liv Morgan vs. Natalya.
Bell rings, as both women were tag team partners last week in a match which they lost, this week they face each other to settle their differences. Natalya has been accompanied to the ring with Lana as it seems that they will be forming a new tag team soon. With Lana’s distracting Morgan at the ringside, Natalya was able to hold Morgan in a Sharpshooter as she taps out.
Backstage, Big Show was seen in an interview where he spoke about his plans on Raw, where he said that if the giant in him comes out things will get ugly.
In the ring, Ric Flair makes his way out and talks about Charlotte Flair and says that she is injured and will be out of action for a few weeks. Later he talks about his actions last week and then calls out Randy Orton who kicked Christain back into retirement. Orton comes out and talks about his action towards Edge and Christian and this made him the greatest wrestler in WWE history. Orton then takes great pleasure in becoming The Legend Killer once again.
Hearing this Edge and Christian’s best friend in the business Big Show makes his way out to the ring, Show then tells Orton that Edge is still not done he will be back and will break every bone in his body. Orton then calls Show the legend in the business but soon he will face the fate Edge and Christian faced.
Match 5: Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Bell rings, since Bayley and Sasha Banks has won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, The IIconics were targetting them by words and action to get a match for the titles when they held once held. Since winning the title, Bayley and Banks have been defending it every week on Raw, Smackdown and NXT.
Bayley and Banks retained the title where Banks held Royce in a Bank Statment. After the match, Banks expressed her feeling to hold two belts just like her best friend Bayley and issues a challenge to Raw Women’s Champions Asuka. Asuka comes out and accepts the challenge and became a victim of a beatdown by Bayley and Banks.
Winner: Bayley and Sasha Banks.
Backstage, MVP and Bobby Lashley vowed to put the locker room on the notice and seeking to get Apollo Crews at their side in an interview.
Backstage, Liv Morgan was seen with Ruby Riott, where Morgan walks away being upset of losing.
In the ring, MVP invites United States Champion Apollo Crews to the VIP Lounge so that he could join forces with him, Crews once again declined the offer. MVP tried to convince him repeatedly but as Crews was still not agreeing to it, MVP told that he will lose the title soon. Hearing this Shelton Benjamin comes out, as MVP distracts Crews, Benjamin attacks him from behind.
Match 6: Apollo Crews vs. Shelton Benjamin – United States Championship Match.
Bell ring, we have seen a new Benjamin since he joined forces with MVP but Crews has been already on the roll and happy to defend his title every week without anyone backing him up. Crews still retained his title and as he was celebrating, MVP came out to lift his hand to which Crews didn’t allow. Seeing this Bobby Lashley comes out and hold Crews in full nelson submission.
Winner: Apollo Crews.
In the ring, Rey Mysterio and his son Dominick comes to the ring and spoke about what happend last week and he is proud of it but still a bit angry for his son’s actions. Mysterio then tells his son that he will take it from here as it’s his time to fight. Hearing this Seth Rollins comes out at the entrance ramp and said that he is happy to see them at one place at the same time. Buddy Murphy and Austin Theory then approach the ring, seeing them Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo attacks them. Mysterio then quickly delivered a 619 to Rollins, Black and Carrillo then held Rollins’ eye towards the steel steps. Murphy and Theory saves him and held Rey and Dominick to the steel steps as Black and Carrillo save both of them.
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