Welcome to Wrestling-Edge‘s Results and Coverage for the WWE Monday Night RAW Backlash “Go Home” Edition for June 8, 2020 airing LIVE from the Performance Center in Orlando, FL, with a crowd of PC talent behind Plexiglas (due to social distancing for the safety of fans and performers alike amid the Covid-19 global pandemic) on the USA Network at it’s regularly scheduled time of 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)!
Featured below are complete results of the June 8, 2020 Backlast “Go Home” edition of WWE Monday Night RAW from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL written by Wrestling-Edge‘s newest female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (6/8/2020)
As the Then, Now, Forever opener fades out, we see the Performance Center trainees applaud as the show goes starts for the June 8, 2020 Go-Home Backlash edition of WWE Monday Night RAW! It is announced that Backlash is only 6 night’s away, airing this coming Sunday!
Tom Phillips gives us the rundown as he announces The Peep Show will be here tonight. Also, The Street Profits and Viking Raiders are tied 2-2 in their on-going competition! Then we are told later tonight MVP’s VIP Lounge will have Bobby Lashley as his special guest.
On commentary from ringside, we are welcomed by Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, and Byron Saxton for the June 8th edition of Monday Night Raw!
In-Ring – WWE Women’s Champion, Asuka
As we enter the Performance Center for tonight’s “Go Home” Backlash edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, we hear the WWE Women’s Champion Asuka’s entrance music sound as Asuka makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring. Before she is able to say anything, we hear the entrance music for SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley and her current SmackDown Women’s Tag-Team Champion partner, Sasha Banks – instead of Charlotte Flair.
SmackDown Women’s Tag-Team Champions Sasha Banks and Bayley Join Asuka In-Ring
Bayley and Sasha make their way down the ramp and enter the ring. The two guests from SmackDown enter the ring with Asuka. With a cocky laugh, Bayley tells everyone to relax, and tells us that we should be thanking them for being there and gracing them with their star quality. Sasha agrees.
Bayley tells those of us who’ve been living under a rock that last Friday on Smackdown, the Boss and Hug Connection defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to become the new champs. They’re the first two-time women’s tag team champions. They pat themselves on the back.
Asuka yells at them in Japanese, then yells “this is my ring!” in English, then yells at them in Japanese again. Bayley tells Asuka that as the women’s tag team champions, they’re allowed to go anywhere they want. Sasha tells Asuka she needs to back off, shut up, and–
Charlotte Flair Joins Asuka, Bayley, and Sasha Banks In-Ring
“Woooo!” The Queen steps to the stage in her flowing decked out robe and makes her way down the ramp, entering the ring alongside Bayley, Sasha Banks, and WWE RAW Women’s Champion, Asuka. She’s got a mic with her.
Charlotte pokes fun at how fast Bayley and Sasha lost their titles last time, and tells them to enjoy the attention before someone comes in real quick and swoops those titles off of them. She tells them the people really want to see Flair versus Asuka and they need to hurry off and–
Iiconic Joins The Women’s Crowd In-Ring
The crowd already overflowing with estrogen, suddenly we hear the entrance them for The Iiconics. Peyton and Billie Kay make their way down the ramp and enter the ring with the other women already in the ring. They state no one wants to see Asuka and Flair.
They continue on to add the match that everyone wants to see this Sunday in a Women’s Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match of Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss vs. The Iiconics, who remind the reigning champs that it was the Iiconics who beat them at WrestleMania last year to win the titles.
Charlotte states, “I don’t need a title or two, to be relevant and no matter how many you have, you two are still going to be, how do I say it? Gar-bage.” Flair states as Bayley immediately heads in and strikes Flair! Billie Kay and Peyton attack Asuka at the same time. Banks and Bayley begin to argue with The Iiconics as Asuka and Charlotte get back to their feet and clear the ring knocking the Iiconics, Sasha Banks, and Bayley to ringside. Charlotte points directly in Asuka’s face as we head to the first commercial break!
Triple Threat Match
Iiconics vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Asuka & Charlotte Flair
As we return from commercial break, the intended Women’s Singles Match is now off the table as we head into this Women’s Triple Threat Tag-Team Match. The official clears the ring and restores order. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and the match begins.
Sasha Banks and Peyton Royce start things off for this Women’s Tag-Team Triple Threat Match-Up. Both women exchange quick rollups trying to end this match as quick as it began, to no avail. Royce goes for a kick but Banks catches it. Banks with another cover, kickout. Banks goes for a quick Meteora but Royce counters it into a cover, another kickout.
Both women nod at each other and begin slapping and shoving each other. Without any communication, they both charge Asuka/Flair’s corner and knock them off the apron. Sasha then turns on Royce and sends her to the mat. Sasha Banks tags in Bayley, who begins working on Royce. Royce with two strong blows to send Bayley into the iiconic corner; Billie Kay is in and begins controlling Bayley with stiff hits and shoves.
Kay stands on Bayley’s hand, mocking her and Banks. Bayley can’t reach her corner so reaches out for Flair, but can’t reach. Billie Kay instead tags in Charlotte and Bayley crawls back on the mat, backing up. The crowd chants “We want Asuka!” but Charlotte won’t tag her in. Flair with a chop on Bayley. Flair taking her time, but her arrogance gives Bayley a chance to shove Flair back into the tag champs corner.
Banks is tagged in and both champs try to work over Flair. Flair quick on her feet, sending the champs down. Flair whipped into the ropes, Asuka tags herself in. Flair yells at Asuka “I had this!” Asuka takes out Bayley & Banks; the Iiconics come in and Asuka takes both of them out then dances in the ring as we cut to commercial.
As we return from commercial break, Billie Kay is scooting back on the mat as Asuka stalks her. Billie Kay enters the ring and hits a kick from behind, and Peyton goes for the pin but Asuka kicks out. Royce tags in and kicks Asuka and goes for a cover. Banks breaks it up. The Iiconics take on both Banks & Bayley and send them to the outside. Charlotte tags herself in and Asuka yells at her. The Queen works over Billie Kay. Charlotte climbs her corner and tells Asuka, “no, it’s okay, you watch” and sets up the moonsault. Asuka reaches over and tags herself in, enters the ring and slaps on the Asuka Lock! Kay taps out!
Winners: Charlotte Flair & Asuka
After the Match
Asuka stands tall in the center of the ring and celebrates, when suddenly Charlotte attacks Asuka from behind! Charlotte then picks up the Raw Women’s title and reminds Asuka that Asuka’s never beaten Flair. We learn that we’ll get Asuka vs Flair later tonight.
Recap from Raw
As the announcers remind us that we’ll see Rey Mysterio later tonight, they question if his plan is to retire. Phillips sends us to a video replay from last week with Seth Rollins’s speech to announce Rey Mysterio’s retirement.
We go to the video clip of Seth Rollins last week on Monday Night RAW where he gave a speech in-ring announcing Rey Mysterio’s retirement and how he felt honored to host the event as Rey made the “sacrifice” in order to help Rollins be the man we see before us.
The second video clip shows Rey Mysterio from his home giving a statement to the WWE Universe in response to Seth Rollins’ statement. Mysterio’s son Dominic is by his side and reminds Seth of the biblical statement “an eye for an eye.”
The last video clip is from last week when Aleister Black rolled up Seth for a win, then Rollins and his Disciples beat down Humberto Carrillo. Afterwards, Seth hit a nasty stomp to Carrillo and then to Black, telling them “this is what happens when you want to be a hero.”
The Monday Night Messiah Joins Broadcaster’s Table
As the announcers tell us that we’ll hear from Rey later tonight (in case we have short term memory issues), Seth’s music plays and he comes down to ringside. Seth insists Byron Saxton give up his headset, and takes Byron’s place at the announce table.
Seth tells us that he’s been waiting all week long for this and wouldn’t miss this interview for the world. He waves at the camera and says “Hi Rey, how you doin’?” to which Rey, via satellite, replies “that son of a bitch!” We go to commercial.
Via Satellite – Rey Mysterio
As we return from break, Todd thanks Rey for joining us. Rey says that he saw his doctor this morning, and his doctor doesn’t want to make any promises, but the prognosis is that his eye is healing. He doesn’t know when he’ll be medically cleared to compete but, when he is, here’s a warning: “Seth, I’m not gonna wait til the end of the match to hit you with the 619. No, as soon as that bell rings, there’s a 619 with the name Monday Night Messiah all over it.”
Mysterio also adds he is going to kick Seth’s ass. Seth tries to calm Mysterio as he states Rey doesn’t understand the power of his own words, stating, “You had the opportunity to walk away gracefully, a champion, a legend, a hero.. But you continue to spread this misinformation!” Seth continues, “Rey, I am a peaceful man. I gave you an opportunity to walk away a legend, I want to give you one more chance. I want to personally invite you, and your son Dominick to RAW next week. I hope you come in peace. I want to show you that the sacrifice you made was for the greater good.”
Rey tells Seth that’s enough, that the only reason Seth’s inviting him is because he knows Rey isn’t medically cleared. He then tells Seth in Spanish he’s going to make Seth’s life a living hell. Seth goes for a rebuttal but out of nowhere, Aleister Black jumps across the announcer’s table and attacks Seth as we head to commercial break!
Humberto Carrillo & Aleister Black vs. Murphy & Austin Theory
As we return from commercial break and re-enter the Performance Center ring, we see that this match is well under way. Austin Theory shows off his aerial style while managing to keep Carrillo grounded. Humberto tags in Aleister as Austin tags in Murphy. Aleister quick with kick after kick after kick.
Black sends Murphy into the ropes and goes for a knee strike; Murphy counters and sets up the Murphy’s Law but Black flips out of it. Aleister heads to the top and Springboards onto Murphy followed by setting up Black Mass. Theory in the ring for the distraction; Carrillo sends Theory outside. Murphy up top, Aleister with a running step-up Enziguri to knock Murphy down and cover for the pin! Fast paced match.
Winners: Aleister Black & Humberto Carrillo
After the Match
Rey’s music and video plays as the announcers are confused, but out comes Seth wearing Rey’s mask. The distraction gives the Disciples (Austin Theory and Murphy) time to attack the victors from behind. Seth into the ring, and they beat down the faces three on two. The ATL from Theory. “I told you not to stick your nose in my business!”
Seth proceeds to kick Black in the midsection, dropping him back to the canvas. Rollins unleashes a fury of fists on Black as he stands over him. “Hang him up so I can talk to him” Rollins tells Theory and Murphy. Rollins tells Black he will make an example of him as he tells Theory and Murphy to put him down. Rollins then lands a Stomp to the back of Black’s head, then stands in-ring looking at the Mysterio mask he wore moments ago. Their music plays them off.
Backstage w/ Charly Caruso and Randy Orton
The crowd boos Orton. Charly asks Randy how he’s going to prepare for a match with such high expectations. Orton says his only question is if Edge is going to be the only guest on the Peep Show; Charly says yes, that’s her understanding. Orton apparently gives her a look and then asks another question–is the Peep Show up next? She says yes. He then lets her in on a secret, that there might be two guests on the Peep Show.
The Peep Show
The host of The Peep Show, Christian, makes his way down the ramp as his entance theme sounds in the Performance Center. The PC crowd pops from behind the Plexiglas as Christian enters the ring and we head to commercial break!
As we return from commercial break, Christian begins, “Lets get right to it, my guest tonight, the Rated R Superstar, Edge.” With that, Edge’s entrance them plays over the speakers in the Performance Center and Edge makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring with Christian and takes a seat.
Christian tells Edge he was super excited for Edge’s big return at Wrestlemania after 9 long years. Christian then adds to be honest with him, he thinks Edge is running on fumes. The crowd begins a “You Still Got It!” chant. Edge looks confused and doesn’t say anything. Christian continues, “I gotta be honest with you. The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, I don’t think you could pull that off in your prime.” Christian adds they are best friends, but those are some high expectations, and if Edge thinks he can live up to that, he’s mistaken.
Edge tells Christian to pump the breaks, asking if he’s ever thought about what Edge is going through. No wrestling matches, no bells and whistles for nine years, and now it’s being called the greatest match of all time. Edge states it’s like being put at the bottom of Mt. Everest with no gear and no crew and told to climb. Edge states this isn’t the same Edge that used to look Christian in the eyes “About to face Randy Orton who has been here for the last nine years” Edge finishes, I don’t even know how many cylinders I have left under the hood. Christian states, “Excuses.” Christian asked if Edge thought it would be a “Greatest Hits” giving a spear here and a spear there, then go home.
I know someone who used to believe in you, that’s your mom. She used to be here for all your matches. If you think she isn’t going to be sitting here for this one, you’re wrong. So let me tell you this Adam, if you don’t think you are going to win this, then step through those ropes, and go home, right now. Christian and Edge are nose to nose. “That’s what I was looking for, there’s those eyes.”
Christian continues, with a lightened look on his face, “We believe in you. We saw something at Wrestlemania. When you locked him in that submission, you put. him. down. You have the anti-venom. We have confidence in you. We think you can do this. We think you are as good now as you have ever been. We think you can have the greatest wrestling match ever.”
Orton Appears On Jumbotron
Suddenly Orton appears on the jumbotron telling then to shut up before he throws up. “We think, we think…” Orton states the expectations are astronomical, what are you going to do, when you don’t live up to those expectations? I am going to embarrass you, I am going to take every ounce of passion, every ounce of grit until you are a broken man until you are sent back home to your wife and daughters.
All because this Sunday, at Backlash in the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, the redemption, of Edge… is over.” Edge stares at the screen, then looks to the canvas. “No it’s not.” Edge finally states, then walks out of the ring, and heads up the ramp. Edge turns and stops at the top of the ramp, looking back to Christian, giving a nod before heading backstage.
Phillips then sends us into a video clip showing the match of Drew McIntyre vs. MVP from last week and Bobby Lashley enters with a Full Nelson as RAW went off the air.
Backstage – MVP Interview
Charly Caruso is backstage with MVP. She welcomes him and asks for perspective on what Lashley was thinking when he put down McIntyre. MVP says if you want a breakdown of what its like to be in the Full Nelson, you’ll have to tune in to the VIP Lounge later.
They’re then interrupted by R-Truth who’s trying to hide in an equipment box. MVP asks him what the hell he’s doing.
“Octavious,” exclaims R-Truth. He tells MVP that he beat Robin Gronk for the 24/7, 12, 87, 7/11 Trophy last week and if anybody asks, MVP’s not seen him as he’s hiding from Gronk.
MVP states Truth is a clown. Bobby Lashley grabs Truth and shakes him around like a rabid dog, dropping him to the floor backstage. Lashley stands over Truth huffing and puffing with an irate look on his face as we head to commercial break.
Viking Raiders & Street Profits Competition
As we return from commercial break, we get a quick recap of the current competition. The Profits won the basketball challenge; Raiders won the axe throwing challenge; Profits won the golf challenge; Raiders won the bowling challenge to tie it up 2-2. Tonight’s challenge is the “Anything you can do, we can do better Decathlon”
First up: The raiders show up with swords and shields and claim that sword fighting is one of the competitions. Street Profits select first, and its the 1600 meter dash. Montez Ford literally runs circles around Ivar and takes a 1-0 lead. The Viking Raiders select next, and choose archery. Angelo Dawkins is distracted by Montez Ford and accidentally shoots someone in the foot; the Raiders take a point for archery.
The Street Profits choose the “classic sport” of flipping sippy cups, and win that point. The Viking Raiders select sword fighting. Both competitors get ready to go but Ford forfeits, saying he can’t do it. Tied 2-2 in the Decathlon. Street Profits choose hurdles, during which Ivar ran through all the hurdles, so Profits win. Raiders choose stick fighting; Angelo Dawkins and Erik grab each others sticks and pull, with the Profits both winding up in a kiddie pool. The Profits choose dance off, saying “hit my music” and the HBK theme plays as they dance do it. Judges take notes.
Ivar then cues up Fandango’s theme, and dances to that as the judges take note. The female judge stops to dance with Ivar. In this competition, the female judge votes for Ivar because he’s cute (but Erik, not so much–a running joke for this entire event). Profits win that competition. Up next: shotput. Raiders lose this one, and are down 5-3. Raiders choose Turkey leg Eating contest. Dawkins complains about no hot sauce. Raiders win. Street Profits up 5-4. They choose Pole Vaulting. Ford charges, yelling “we want the smoke!” and vaults over. Ivar yells “Raise the bar for Air Ivar!” He screams as he runs down and vaults over the raised bar, winning this competition. The Decathlon ends in a 5-5 tie.
Winner: The “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” Competition is still tied up.
In the Ring: The United States Champion, Apollo Crews
Phillips takes us into clips last week where Crews declared he’d defend the title every week. His hand-picked opponent last week was Kevin Owens, however the match was interrupted by Andrade, Vega, and Garza.
Apollo says he’s so, so, so, so, so, excited to defend his United States Championship… at Backlash against the winner of this triple threat: Angel Garza, Andrade, and Kevin Owens. He’s then interrupted by Andrade who comes out as this match is about to start!
Triple Threat: Kevin Owens vs Andrade vs Angel Garza
It is announced that the winner of this match will get a title shot this Sunday at Backlash. Out first is Andrade and Angel Garza as they make their way to the ring with Zelina Vega. Kevin Owens ambushes them at ringside as we head to commercial break.
As we return from commercial break, we see Andrade and Angel Garza double teaming Kevin Owens. Andrade shouts at Owens to get up, Garza drags Owens up, Owens suddenly lands strikes on both men, but is quickly taken over once again. Garza lands a hard kick on Owens. A Big Boot by Owens from the corner as Garza runs at him. Andrade runs at him as well, but is able to side-step and take Owens to the canvas once again. We see Apollo Crews watching on a monitor backstage, wearing his championship belt.
Back in the ring, Owens getting mangled by Garza and Andrade. Vega states, “this is allll ours!” Owens fights both Andrade and Garza, but they land a Double Suplex. Andrade shoves Garza because Garza went for the pin. Suddenly Garza and Andrade go at it. They head to ringside, Vega attempts to break them up, both Garza and Andrade accidentally knock Vega to floor outside of the ring. We head back to commercial break.
Back from commercial break, Owens heads to the top turnbuckle and Garza lands a Kick on Owens who is seated on top turnbuckle. Garza attempts to rip Owens from the top, Owens lands strikes on Garza. Owens lands a Senton on Garza, following up with a pin attempt. Andrade breaks the pin. We get a clip of what happened during commercial break.
Owens back to his feet with Andrade Andrade with a Running Knee, Owens lands a Super Kick, Owens to the top turnbuckle with a Splash for the cover on Andrade. Andrade kicks out at two. Owens panting as he uses the ropes to assist him to his feet. Andrade with a Headbutt and a pin attempt, Owens kicks out. Andrade looks frustrated.
Garza with a Superkick off the top on Owens. Andrade and Garza landing Chops back and forth, Garza Kicks Andrade in the face, Andrade Clotheslines Garza over the top rope. Owens back up, and flying over the top turnbuckle, landing on both Garza and Andrade. Owens rolls Garza back into the ring. Owens goes for the Stunner, Garza counters with a Kick to the back of Owen’s knee.
Garza with a Leglock, Owens drags himself to the rope and grabs the bottom rope. Official calls for a break up. Garza attempts the Wing Clipper but Owens counters with a Stunner. Garza out, Andrade suddenly slides in and quickly covers Garza for the pin and win!!
After the Match
Andrade quickly exits the ring and Owens is left stunned with his hands on his head.
We get a recap of the Triple Threat Match from earlier tonight, then head backstage for an interview with Charlotte Flair.
Backstage – Charlotte Flair Interview
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with The Queen as she mentions Flair lost her match earlier tonight but still has another match to come tonight. Flair states that she did NOT lose, she was not pinned, she didn’t submit, and it’s a busy life being the Queen. “To be the woman, she has to beat the woman.” Charlotte Flair states Asuka tried to steal her moment tonight, but… Asuka suddenly appears in front of Flair with a huge smile on her face and starts dancing with the belt.
Flair states, “Asuka, do you EVER take ANYTHING seriously?” Asuka drops her smile and suddenly looks serious as Batman as she states in English, “Yes… I do.” immediately followed by a hard SLAP across the face of Flair, dropping Flair to her knees as Asuka casually walks out of view. We head to commercial break.
Backstage w/ Andrade and Angel Garza
Both men are arguing. Garza is complaining that Andrade beat him, and that Andrade hurt Zelina. Vega walks in from off camera. Garza and Andrade look to Zelina Vega and ask, “Are you ok?” Vega looks up with a look that could kill and simply points forward without a single word mumbled, indicating “GO!” Both men walk off with her in tow.
The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever Opinion: Kurt Angle
We see Kurt Angle as he begins by stating that like Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels, Kurt Angle knows about competing in great wrestling matches and knows that sometimes all you’ve gotta do is step in the ring with someone and you bring out the best in them and vice versa.
Angle then implies that Randy Orton vs. Edge is on par with Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair, Angle vs. Lesnar, and Undertaker vs. HBK. Angle then states he truly feels Edge and Orton can rise to the occasion this Sunday at Backlash. Angle finishes his thought as he states he feels Edge will walk out of Backlash this Sunday victorious. +1 point for Edge!
Backstage – The Viking Raiders & Drew McIntyre
Erik asks Drew if he’s finally decided to join the Viking Raiders. Drew states he’s thinking of it, then congratulates them on their performance in the Decathlon. He points out Ivar is the Ladies Man and Erik…not so much. He wishes them luck in their match later against MVP and Lashley. He promises them turkey legs later in the night.
He points out he’s Celtic, they’re Vikings, and they like to celebrate after the battle and before the battle they can have a little fun. They might want to stick around for the VIP Lounge b/c you never know what can happen on Raw. We head to commercial once again!
As we return from commercial break, MVP, welcomes us to the VIP Lounge. He hypes, once again MVP is in the ring which can me only one thing: big things still poppin’, little things still stoppin’, so sit back, relax and enjoy the view because the VIP Lounge is for people like me–people better than all of you. He builds up Lashley as a once in a generation physical specimen. A man with a devastating move that–
Drew McIntyre joins the VIP Lounge (unannounced guest)
Drew McIntyre’s entrance music sounds and McIntyre comes down to the VIP Lounge while MVP scowls at him. McIntyre grabs a mic. McIntyre begins, “Wow, well, after the past few weeks, I was a little concerned we weren’t friends anymore but after that incredible introduction, I can see we’re still cool, thank ya for that brother.”
MVP, sort of confused but trying to keep his angry scowl tells Drew they’re not friends, and asks why Drew is there. McIntyre says he doesn’t want to spread rumors, but he couldn’t help but notice Lana and Lashley were having a disagreement backstage and as he knows MVP is about to call them out, and they’re friends, amigos, compadres, he wanted to give him a heads up. MVP tells us that he wasn’t talking about the Claymore kick, he was talking about Lashley and the Full Nelson.
McIntyre points out that MVP is quite familiar with the Claymore. MVP tells Drew that Lashley is going to lock the Full Nelson on Drew and shake him around like a ragdoll again like last week. Drew asks MVP what is he to Bobby? Like, his yoda? He asks if MVP is imparting his knowledge of all zero championships he’s won in the WWE. McIntyre tells MVP that as MVP is quite familiar with the countdown, he’s gonna do a countdown for MVP before giving him a countdown. McIntyre gets down to “one” when Lashley slides into the ring from out of nowhere.
Drew senses MVP is sneaking up on him and hits the Glasgow Kiss on MVP. Lashley threatens to attack; the Viking Raiders come down to ringside to “even the odds” and almost immediately, the Street Profits come out. The announcers remind us that we’ve got a match between the Viking Raiders and MVP & Bobby Lashley tonight, and we go to commercial!
Viking Raiders vs MVP & Lashley
As we return from commercial break, we see that McIntyre, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford remained at ringside for the match. To start things off for this match-up, MVP is in first for his side along with Ivar who is in for his tag-team. MVP looks to Ivar, and immediate tags in Lashley. Lashley steps in he and Ivar push each other back and forth around the ring. Lashley delivers a Flatliner onto Ivar.
Ivar ends up in his corner as Lashley powers him forward to tags in MVP. MVP wastes no time as he wails away at Ivar in the corner. Quick tag to Lashley, who throws back elbows into Ivar as the ref counts. He leads Ivar out to middle of the ring and point at Drew, yelling “hey you!” Ivar uses this distraction to lift Lashley up and charge him back. Ivar tags in Erik, who makes his way into the ring with Lashley. Erik walks up to Lashley and proceeds to smack him. Lashley turns to his corner and decides to tag in MVP as we see Lana backstage.
Erik hits multiple knee strikes to the midsection of MVP. Erik tags in Ivar who squishes MVP in the corner. Ivar slaps an arm bar on, pulls MVP to his feet and tags in Erik. MVP tries to scramble away but can’t. They slam MVP down, then Erik body slams Ivar on top of MVP. MVP makes his way to his corner and tags in Lashley. Erik runs and rebounds off the ropes but Lashley picks up Erik for a Powerful Spinebuster. Lashley is in control, and sends Erik into his corner. He pounds him down before tagging in MVP. MVP with three knees to the midsection as he goes for a Snapmare followed by a kick to the lower back.
MVP hits a Seated Dropkick on Erik for the pin. Erik kicks out. MVP immediately attempts to pin again though Erik just kicks out again. A pattern here as again, MVP pins and again Erik kicks out. The Street Profits are ringside, cheering on the Raiders.
Erik is wrenching Lashley’s arm in middle of the ring. Lashley to his face, but hammered back to the Raiders corner. In comes Ivar who duplicates the arm wrench. He goes to twist the arm but a big clothesline by Lashley. Lashley sends Ivar to the corner, makes a tag to MVP. Lashley shoulder charges Ivar in the corner, then MVP does the same. MVP is slowing the pace and working the neck of Ivar in the ring.
We go to Lana backstage as she tells Charly that she’s not upset about not being allowed ringside during the match. In the ring, we see Lashley hit a Neckbreaker on Ivar then lock the arm around and wrench the head yet again. Lana continues on to state she has spent too much time focusing on her marriage and making it work and not focusing enough on her career. She then states she is going to make 2020 the year of Lana. Ivar tries to mount some offense and runs at Bobby, who hits a Powerslam followed by a pin. Ivar kicks out at two. Lashley sends Ivar into the corner, and tags in MVP.
MVP with elbows to Ivar’s back. Ivar hits a big right, and gets out of the corner. MVP sends Ivar into the ropes and bends over, setting up the backdrop. Ivar instead flips over MVP and makes the tag to Erik! Erik hits the ring fast, knocking Lashley to the ringside and hits a big slam on MVP. Tag made again, Ivar throws MVP into the corner and tags in Erik. Erik charges and hits a double knee, picks up Ivar and slams him into MVP who’s seated in the corner.
Erik goes for the cover but Lashley breaks it up. Ivar tosses Lashley outside and follows him out there. Lashley hits a vicious spear on Ivar and stares down Drew McIntyre who’s seated at ringside. In the ring, Erik is controlling MVP. Lashley comes in and hits the Full Nelson and shakes Erik like a rag doll. It appeared MVP was still the legal man, but Lashley put Erik to sleep with the Full Nelson.
Winners: Bobby Lashley & MVP
After the Match
Drew McIntyre shouts, “This is going to be a fight, a bout, this is going to be a damn WAR!
Tom Phillips announces that Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair, when we return from commercial break.
RAW Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair
As we return from the commercial break, this final match of the evening Main Event Match is officially announced. Out first is Asuka as her music sounds in the Performance Center. Asuka makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring where she awaits her opponent. Out next is The Queen, Charlotte Flair as her entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the Performance Center and she makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring as well. Flair removes her long robe as the referee signals for the bell.
Suddenly the music sounds for SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley who is accompanied by her SmackDown Women’s Tag-Team Champion partner, Sasha Banks. Bayley and Sasha make their way over to the Announcer’s Table as they are apparently going to be guest commentators for this match up. Bayley sits down with Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe, as does Sasha Banks.
Back in the ring, Flair takes a cheap shot at Asuka who is still focused on Bayley and Sasha settling in at the Announcer’s Table. Asuka rolls to the apron. Charlotte charges her but she’s caught by Asuka, who delivers a kick to the back of the neck. Asuka back in the ring. Charlotte sends her to the corner and throws her shoulder into Asuka’s gut a few times. Charlotte tries for a big boot but Asuka catches it and bends her leg back, turning it into a rear waist lock. Charlotte breaks out of it and hits a big kick on Asuka. The women’s tag team champs do the usual heal banter. Charlotte takes Asuka outside and sends her across the announce table and we’re sent across to the final commercial break of the night!
As we return, Charlotte is seen slamming Asuka into the apron, then turning to Bayley and Sasha asking them if they would like some popcorn. Asuka then counters and slams Flair as well to which Bayley snidely states, “would you like some ice?” Back in the ring, Asuka takes control of the match and gets the cover on Flair. Charlotte kicks out at two. The Iiconics are seen across the ring, standing behind the Plexiglas watching the match as well.
Charlotte digs her knee into the shoulder blades of Asuka as she stretches Asuka hard. Charlotte then lands a shot to the back of Asuka’s neck. Charlotte throws multiple knees to the face of Asuka after throwing her over the middle rope, draping her across the rope. Charlotte goes for a Baseball Slide Kick and Asuka quickly rolls back into the ring. Both women end up back on the outside.
Asuka throws Charlotte into the wall outside of the ring. Charlotte then throws Asuka into the barricade before dragging her and rolling her in the ring before the 10 count. Charlotte back in the ring, controlling the action. Asuka powers back to her feet. Charlotte tries to get a Suplex on Asuka, Asuka counters. Charlotte gets a two count on Asuka. Charlotte is clearly displeased. Charlotte shouts, “This, is your RAW Women’s Champion!” as Asuka writhes in pain at ringside. Asuka and Flair take the match to ringside.
Asuka takes out the leg of Charlotte. Asuka heads to the top turnbuckle, Charlotte kicks Asuka off the top, Asuka stumbles off the top turnbuckle and slips as she lands on the apron, falling all the way to the mat at ringside. Suddenly the camera jerks around and we go to another view where we see The Iiconics Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have attacked Bayley and Sasha Banks who were sitting at the Announcer’s Table! We head to commercial break!!
As we return from the final break of the evening, we see Charlotte and Asuka back in the ring, Charlotte still in control of the match-up. Charlotte delivers two Flair Chops to Asuka. As she goes for a third, Asuka dodges the Chop, only to have Charlotte club Asuka down to the mat. Asuka makes her way back up to her feet. Asuka lands two good strikes on Charlotte, followed by the Hip Attack for a pin attempt. Charlotte kicks out. Asuka hits her Asuka kicks; Charlotte blocks the third and tries to pin; Asuka reverses it into an Arm Bar that Charlotte powers out of.
As Charlotte lifts Asuka up, Asuka immediately slides out Charlotte’s grip. Asuka goes for another Hip Attack but Charlotte turns it into a Belly-to-Back Suplex followed by the cover. Asuka kicks out at two. Charlotte looks angry. Asuka hits elbows and gets to her feet, goes for the backslide but Charlotte hits a running knee to the face. Flair takes Asuka to the corner; Asuka springs off the middle rope and hits a dropkick. Both women to their feet. Charlotte goes for the big boot but Asuka reverses it into a German Suplex. Hip Attack on Charlotte in the corner. Asuka hits Asuka Kicks to a kneeling Flair. Asuka hits another hip attack, sending Flair outside. Asuka follows her outside but Flair spears Asuka spine first into the apron. Asuka is quick to recover and runs along the apron, hitting a sliding kick to Flair’s face. Asuka and Charlotte both up on the apron. Asuka attempting a Suplex but Flair holds onto the rope. Flair hits a big boot along the apron, sending Asuka down to ringside.
Flair leads Asuka over to the barricade, climbs up and hits a Moonsault off the barricade and onto Asuka! Charlotte takes it into the ring as the crowd does a very tired-sounding “this is awesome” chant. Flair drags Asuka to the ringpost and hops outside, slamming Asuka’s knee into the ringpost twice. She goes for it a third time but Asuka pulls her leg back, slamming Flair’s face into the post. This gives Asuka the opportunity to get back to her feet. Charlotte makes her way back in the ring.
Asuka goes for yet another Hip Attack but Charlotte manages to side step and Asuka lands between the top and middle rope; Charlotte knocks Asuka to the canvas. Charlotte attempts the Figure Four but Asuka blocks it. Charlotte goes for a big spear but Asuka leaps up with both knees and sends them to Charlotte’s face! Asuka goes for the Asuka lock, but Flair rolls her up. Kickout. Asuka locks in the Octopus Lock! Flair squirms out of it and goes for the Figure Four! Asuka blocks it. Charlotte Flair hits a huge spear and covers, but only gets a two!
Flair pulls Asuka to her feet. Both women exchange punches. Asuka tries an arm bar but Flair rolls through. Asuka tries for the Asuka Lock but flair drives herself backwards, hitting Asuka against the corner. Asuka sends Flair to the floor. Suddenly we see Nia Jax (Asuka’s opponent for Backlash) appear on the apron as Asuka is building momentum against Flair. Asuka is able to land a Hip Attack on Nia on the apron, sending Jax to the floor. Charlotte immediately runs in and surprises everyone by hitting the Big Boot and gets the pin!
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the Match
Nia Jax suddenly re-appears in the ring and heads for Asuka as she lifts the RAW Women’s Champion high and then lands a modified Samoan Drop before exiting the ring and heading up the ramp as the “Go Home” show comes to an end!
That’s the show for June 8th, 2020! Be sure to return to Wrestling-Edge for your wrestling news and of course I’ll see you all this weekend at Backlash!! Everyone stay safe, stay healthy, and keep on keepin’ on!