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Monday Night Raw Results 7/8/20

The show began with Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre continuing their feud heading up to Extreme Rules. What was interesting however, was Dolph brought out McIntyre’s former tag team partner and close friend who was recently released by WWE Heath Slater. Slater then proceeded to say how McIntyre stopped talking to him and was never there for him. Slater then shoved and slapped McIntyre and then challenged him to a match. Drew won the match in a few minutes and then both madeup and went after Ziggler.

Result: Drew McIntyre defeats Heath Slater via pinfall.

Grade: A (Promo) F (Match)

Sasha Banks vs. Kairi Sane

Sasha Banks and Bayley were in the ring talking about how they are the best WWE has to offer right now and how they run the division. Asuka came to the ring to address Banks and Bayley while bringing out her partner and returning Kairi Sane. Banks had control of the match in the beginning. The Pirate Princess then unloaded on Banks with numerous strikes. Banks and Boss both traded numerous strikes and submissions until Banks regained control and held the momentum. Sane regained control and hit Banks with a spear. As Sane was ready to put Banks away, Bayley got involved causing a disqualification.

Result: Kairi Sane defeats Sasha Banks via disqualification

Grade: B

Kevin Owens and Rey Mysterio vs. Murphy and Seth Rollins

Before Owens brought out the Monday Night Messiah for an interview, Owens came to the ring and threw out every chair. Rollins already started to flame Owens as he asked how his ankle was after their encounter at WrestleMania. Owens gave Rollins the t-shirt he wore when he beat Rollins at Mania. Rollins threw the shirt out of the ring and challenged Mysterio to a match at Extreme Rules. Rollins offered Owens to join him. Owens said no and was Mysterio’s partner after Aleister Black was found backstage attacked. Murphy went after Owens but Mysterio helped. Mysterio and Murphy showed off an exciting exchange of blows. Rollins went up to Dominik and attempted to rake the eyes before Mysterio got involved. Mysterio was able to pick up the win for his team.

Result: Kevin Owens and Rey Mysterio defeat Seth Rollins and Murphy via pinfall.

Grade: B+

MVP and Bobby Lashley vs. Cedric Alexander and Ricochet

MVP and Lashley came out to the ring. MVP had a new US Title that he claimed would be his after he beats Apollo Crews at Extreme Rules. Ricochet and Cedric Alexander had enough and came to the ring. The high-flyers sent them out of the ring and then went to commercial break. MVP was fighting in a suit which was very interesting and unusual. Lashley was doing most of the work and demolishing Alexander until he was able to make a tag to the One and Only for a double team move. Lashley was eventually able to hit the spear on Ricochet for the win.

Result: MVP and Bobby Lashley defeat Cedric Alexander and Ricochet via pinfall.

Grade: C

The Viking Raiders and Big Show vs. Randy Orton, Andrade and Angel Garza

Big Show started off for his team against while Angel Garza started off on the opposition. He tried to take down Big Show by going after the legs but it did not work. Big Show then cornered Garza and used his infamous chops. The Raiders tagged in frequently and to punish Garza. Andrade tagged in but was then immediately punched by Ivar. Garza and Andrade continued to go at it verbally back and forth until Orton set them straight. After a commercial break, the heels took full control of the match. Orton came in the match before he brought Garza back in, a few seconds later. Orton almost hit Big Show with an RKO. Orton eventually hit Erik with an RKO to end the match.

Result: Andrade, Angel Garza, and Randy Orton defeat Big Show and The Viking Raiders via pinfall

Grade: C

Billie Kay vs. Ruby Riott

Ruby Riott had a brief exchange with the IIconics backstage before the match. Riott was able to land a few hits before Kay took her down. Kay had the clear size and strength advantage. Riott was able to escape a submission and take advantage. Royce distracted Riott allowing Kay to hit the seated spinebuster for the win.

Result: Billie Kay defeats Ruby Riott via pinfall

Grade: D+

Bayley vs. Asuka

Nikki Cross joined the commentary table and was extremely energetic. Both champions started out with heavy blows. Asuka got the first takedown but Bayley hit Asuka with a running knee. Bayley knocked off Cross’s headset causing security to get involved. Asuka was in control until Bayley went after the head. Bayley started to become more confident and talk trash. The Empress used her strong striking abilities to regain control. Sasha Banks helped Bayley cheat but then Asuka kicked out. Cross appeared in the crowd to distract Bayley. Sane stopped Banks from interfering further as Asuka picked up the win.

Result: Asuka defeated Bayley via pinfall

Grade: A

Analysis: This show was average. With the exception of the main event, there was not much to be excited about. I would give this weeks episode of Raw a B-.


Published by Brian Ramos

I am a student at Marist College. I love baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and wrestling.

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