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RAW Results with Analysis 8/3/20

MVP vs. Apollo Crews for the United States Championship

MVP dropped a promo on the WWE Universe, referring to himself as the real United States Champion and claiming the beef he has with Crews is over when the referee counts three. MVP gained an upper hand of the match until once again the lights flickered. Crews took his opponent down with a snap suplex and worked the arm. The challenger escaped and blasted Crews with a straight kick to the face. The champion answered with a barrage of forearms to the face. The Hurt Business’ Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin pulled their mouthpiece to safety, but Crews launched himself over the top rope with a plancha as the show headed to break. Back from the break, MVP worked over Crews with a cravat then turned him inside out with a big clothesline. Crews finally fought back, unloading on MVP and downing him with a spinebuster for two. He followed up with the toss powerbomb for the win and successful title defense.

Results: Apollo Crews defeats MVP via pinfall to retain the United States Championship

Grade: C

Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan vs. The IIconics

The IIconics worked over Riott until a hot tag to Morgan sparked the comeback. The New Jersey native fended off her opponents and rolled Royce up for the win. After the match, Riott and Morgan worked together to take out Kay before leaving together, reunited despite some obvious hesitance.

Results: Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan defeat The IIconics via pinfall

Grade: B-

Shelton Benjamin vs. R-Truth vs. Akira Tozawa for the 24/7 Championship

Benjamin pummeled Tozawa and the ninjas that tried to interfere before joining Lashley at ringside for a beatdown of the black-clad martial artists. The distraction allowed Tozawa to capitalize on a fallen Truth, deliver his senton and pick up the win and title.

Results: Akira Tozawa defeated Shelton Benjamin and R-Truth via pinfall to retain the 24/7 Championship.

Grade: F

Shayna Baszler vs. Sasha Banks

Baszler frustrated Banks early, but The Blueprint responded, taking advantage of a distraction by Bayley. The Queen of Spades fought through, though, and trapped Banks in the sleeper. Banks fought out and applied the Bank Statement, but Asuka attacked Bayley at ringside, drawing a disqualification. The Empress cleared the ring heading into the break.

Results: Match ended in no contest

Grade: C-

RAW Underground

Shane McMahon returned to Raw to debut RAW Underground. There would be a series of matches in a ring underground with no ropes. I am not a fan of this and I felt like it is a waste of TV time.

Results: Incomplete

Grade: F

Angelo Dawkins vs. Angel Garza

Dawkins rolled over Garza early in their match, but Ford inexplicably collapsed during the match, inadvertently distracting Dawkins and allowing Garza to pick up the win.

Results: Angel Garza defeats Angelo Dawkins via pinfall

Grade: F

Montez Ford vs. Andrade

Back from the break and apparently cleared to compete, Ford battled the former United States Champion, Andrade. Ford sported a glazed-over look for much of the match, especially after El Idolo blasted him with a hard right hand. Running on pure adrenaline, Ford exploded back into the match, using his raw athleticism and a fury that caught his opponent off-guard. Just as Ford fired up, he again collapsed, forcing the referee to call for the bell.

Results: This match ended in a no contest

Grade: F

Analysis: This weeks episode of Raw was terrible. The action in the matches and most of the promos were not good. I am also not a fan of RAW Underground. I would give this show a D.


Published by Brian Ramos

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

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