WWE is back in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as Monday Night RAW emanates from the Bell MTS Place this week.
Featured below are results of the Monday, February 24, 2020 episode of WWE RAW written by wrestling-edge.com’s Newest Female Reporter Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/JamieRush312
WWE RAW RESULTS (2/24): WINNIPEG, MB., CANADA
A recap from the last several episodes of RAW where Randy Orton has attacked multiple superstars, the phrase, “I’m Sorry” in Orton’s voice repeated over and over during each clip.
The RAW theme song begins as the opening package is shown. We enter the Bells MTS Place Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for the first time in 15 years. “In My Veins” begins playing as Randy Orton makes his way to the stage and is officially announced. As Orton makes his way down the ramp towards the ring, we go to the announcer’s table.
Commentator’s Opening Announcements
Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips, and Byron Saxton speak on Drew McIntyre’s match against Ricochet this Thursday at Super ShowDown. Next, a reminder that Brock Lesnar is in the building tonight. Two matches are confirmed for tonight on RAW, Seth Rollins vs. Montez Ford and Murphy vs. Angelo Dawkins. Last, six women are set to sign the contract tonight for the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match making the match official for the number one contender to go against Becky Lynch!)
Orton In-Ring Explanation…
Back to Orton, who is standing inside the ring. Orton begins speaking, “I apologize” as the crowd boos. Orton says he isn’t one to get emotional, but lately he’s become “unbalanced”. Orton shares he was told that 15 years ago was the last time RAW was in Winnipeg, where he was 24 years old.
At that time, a man punched him in the face. The same man that helped him with his destructive ways, a man that he loved like a brother… a man named Adam. Orton goes on to say that Adam was known to the fans as, Edge. The crowd pops, a chant of “we want Edge!” begins.
Orton responds, “Ladies and Gentleman, Edge can’t be here tonight because of what I did to him almost a month ago.” Orton goes on to say nobody can begin to understand why he did what he did, but what he did, he’s truly sorry for from the bottom of his heart. The crowd boos and murmurs again.
Kevin Owens Joins Randy Orton In-Ring
Kevin Owens music sounds, interrupting Randy Orton’s speech. Owens makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring with Orton as the crowd continues cheering. The crowd begins to chant, “Kevin Owens! Kevin Owens!” to which Owens pauses, adding, “sorry, I had to pause while they chanted my name.”
Owens continues on to say he has had to deal with plenty of delusional people over the past few months including AOP, Buddy Murphy, and “The Monday Night Idiot” Seth Rollins. He says he has an issue with Orton tonight. Owens tells Orton he doesn’t think he means it. Owens continues on to say cut the apology, and tell us why he did it. Orton responds, “You don’t want to go down that road.” Owens says he thinks he does.
Owens says he remembers what it was like to watch Edge retire, then to watch the look in Edge’s eyes when he made his come back and for Orton to take that away, and the chance for Owens to someday possibly enter the ring with Edge.
Owens says he doesn’t think the fans want to hear them continue talking, so they should go ahead and get down to it. Orton asks if he wants a match with him tonight in Winnipeg. Owens nods and gets hyped up to which Orton responds, “You got it, but not yet.” Orton drops the mic and exits the ring.
Backstage With Angel Garza and Zelina
Zelina says the only business she and Garza have with “Humbeeeeerto” is the necessary chore of taking out the trash. Zelina says that Angel is a man’s man and that he has to put his awkward cousin Carrillo where he belongs. Once Humberto is kicked to the curb, there’s nothing keeping Garza from the top spot.
Garza adds, “There’s business and there’s pleasure, with you Charly, business… is always a pleasure.”
We go to commercial.
As we come back from commercial, a video package is shown from 3 weeks ago when Angel Garza made his debut and attacked his cousin Humberto Carrillo. We go back to the ring where Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo are in the ring waiting for the match to begin.
Angel Garza vs. Humberto Carrillo
The bell rings and the match begins. Garza on top of Carrillo on the mat quickly, they flip into an upside down indian style leg lock of sorts as the two have a face slapping match. Finally Carrillo flips over and gets a submission move on Garza.
Zelina yelling from the corner, Garza finally makes it to the ropes and Carrillo is forced to break the hold. Carrillo off the ropes, flips over the back of Garza, Garza goes down and out of the ring. Carrillo goes through the ropes and hits a Flying Spear into Garza. Garza slams into the barricade as we go to commercial.
We come back from commercial just in time to see Garza rip off his pants as he goes for a body slam into Carrillo who is stuck in the corner of the ring. Superkick by Garza followed by a quick pin attempt. Carrillo kicks out and both men back to their feet. Carrillo sends Garza across the ring.
Carrillo once again sends Garza flying, this time to the outside of the ring. Garza hits a kick to Carrillo still on the apron. Garza on the apron on the outside of the ring, Carrillo on the inside of the ring, Carrillo flips over the ropes and Garza gets a Super Kick on the apron.
A “Humberto” chant rises in the crowd as both men are laying on the outside of the ropes on the apron. Carrillo back to his feet, throwing forearms to the face of Garza. Garza kicks him off. Carrillo tries to send Garza into the post, Garza lands on his feet on the ropes against the turnbuckle.
Garza immediately hits a Moonsault off the second rope onto Carrillo on the outside of the ring as we go to commercial once again.
As we come back from commercial break, Garza goes off the ropes as Carrillo counters with the Spanish Fly as he looks for the cover, Garza kicks out. Carrillo with a sense of urgency goes to the top turnbuckle, Zelina briefly distracting Carrillo long enough for Garza to hit an Uppercut on Carrillo.
Both men on the top turnbuckle, Garza hits the Spanish Fly on Carrillo for a pin attempt, this time Carrillo kicks out. The crowd pops and a “this is awesome!” chant begins. Garza with a quick roll up, kick out at two. Then back and forth covers and kick outs over and over.
Finally Garza counter rolls Carrillo with legs on either side of Carrillo holding him down, getting the three count pin.
Winner: Angel Garza
Lawler still hyped as he talks about Angel Garza and Zelina after the last match. Tom Phillips says he knows Jerry Lawler is excited about the “heartthrob Garza”, but he needs to focus on the contract signing later tonight with Baszler, Natalya, Asuka, and the other three women for the Elimination Chamber Match at Super ShowDown to win the number one contender spot to go up against Becky Lynch as Wrestlemania for the Women’s Championship title.
Becky Lynch is seen backstage as Byron Saxton announces Lynch is in the building tonight for Monday Night RAW. We come back to the arena as Ricochet is announced as the man that will go up against Brock Lesnar at Super ShowDown. They call Ricochet the underdog that is here to prove all the doubters, and is up next on Monday Night RAW.
Ricochet makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
A video package is shown of Ricochet’s crazy and unique wrestling style as it’s expressed, “Is there anything this man cannot do?” We are again reminded of the Brock Lesnar vs. Ricochet match that is set for this Thursday at Super ShowDown as we re-enter the arena.
Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows
Ricochet is shown standing with his hands on his knees ready for his competitor in the ring. Music sounds over the speakers as The OC pose at the top of the ramp. Karl Anderson and AJ Styles accompany Luke Gallows to the stage, though Gallows says he has this alone. Gallows makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring by himself. The bell rings and the match begins.
Gallows chases Ricochet around the ring as Ricochet sticks and moves. Gallows on the outside of the ring, Ricochet with a high flying move over the ropes, knocking Gallows to the ground. Gallows re-enters the ring as Ricochet makes his way to the top again, as he flies towards Gallows, Gallows lifts his boot, smashing Ricochet in the face.
Gallows continues to wear down Ricochet. Gallows lifts Ricochet to go for the Suplex, Ricochet with a knee to the head of Gallows for the counter. Ricochet steps up Gallows body as a springboard to get a move on Gallows. Ricochet off the ropes with a Crossbody. Ricochet with a Standing Shooting Star for the cover.
Gallows kicks out at two. Ricochet gets a Superkick by Gallows nearly knocking him out. Ricochet with a Superkick and the Recoil, Ricochet goes to the top, for a Shooting Star for the three count pin and win!
After the Match
A replay is shown of the Shooting Star that got Ricochet the win for tonight. Paul Heyman is seen smiling as he is watching the match from backstage.
As we go to commercial break, it is announced that Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman are up next.
As we come back from commercial, we see The OC backstage. AJ Styles begins by saying, “Don’t you understand a miracle could happen?” He continues on to say, “Don’t you understand a miracle could beat Brock Lesnar?” Styles lets the other members know he will be there waiting to take it from Ricochet if that happens.
They run into Aleister Black and call him out. Saying maybe they need to remind him who they are. The OC begin to attack Black, stomping him to the ground as the smile, saying, “get familiar with that.” Black stumbles and struggles back to his feet, then staggers off.
Phillips says Black needs to regroup, Saxton says he was assaulted by three guys, Lawler says Black needs to go back to his dressing room and wait until he’s called for his match. The focus then turns to “The Beast” as his music sounds in the arena.
Brock Lesnar In-Ring w/ Paul Heyman
Brock Lesnar at the top of the ramp with Paul Heyman as Lesnar is formally announced. Lesnar wearing his championship belt around his waist as the pyro goes off around him, then makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring.
A special start time of Noon this Thursday on the WWE Network for Super ShowDown is reminded as we go back to the ring. The crowd cheering for Lesnar as he struts in the ring. Heyman starts off saying his name is “Paul Heyman” and continues he is “the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world… Brock Lesnar!”
Heyman continues on to say that Lesnar doesn’t need a catch phrase. The fact that since 2002, every time he wants to, reigns as the WWE champion. Taking superstars to Suplex City is a rare event, it’s special, according to Heyman. So when “the master of the uppercut” takes on Lesnar this Thursday, because Lesnar feels like it, it’s special.
But it’s more special than usual, because the stakes have never been higher for a Brock Lesnar match. But why, Heyman continues, as the crowd boos. If Ricochet pulls off the miracle of miracles and goes on to defend the WWE Title against Drew McIntyre, the consequences are ground breaking which will change the events around Wrestlemania.
Heyman finishes, IF that happens, IF his aunt had balls, she’d be his uncle, but she doesn’t, so she’s not… and Brock Lesnar will win and go on to Wrestlemania. He confirms it’s not a prediction, but a spoiler.
Brock Lesnar holds his championship belt high above his head, then rolls out of the ring, followed by Paul Heyman as they make their way back up the ramp. Lesnar climbs up on the announcer’s table at the top of the ramp and once again holds his belt over his head.
Aleister Black is shown limping backstage as he makes his way towards the ring where he is set to take on Erick Rowan. We go to commercial break.
As we come back from commercial, it is announced that we will hear from Drew McIntyre later tonight. The Harvie Family is welcomed, as they are shown in the crowd. Then The Women’s Elimination Chamber contract signing is once again announced. A mention of Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler’s interactions are brought up as a video clip is shown of Lynch warning Baszler once again.
Erick Rowan vs. Aleister Black
Out first is Erick Rowan as his music sounds in the arena. Rowan makes his way down the ramp along with his covered mystery cage. Rowan sets it on the stairs next to the ring as he enters. Aleister Black’s music sounds next.
Black comes up from the mist as usual, but as he steps off the podium, he staggers and tries to steady himself. Black limps down the ramp, holding his chest as he climbs the stairs, and climbs in the ring. Rowan is smiling as he watches Black stagger.
The bell rings and the match begins. Rowan says, “Whatcha got? Hit me.” Black attempts a kick, unable to lift his leg without wincing. Rowan runs right through Black, followed by a Power Slam. Rowan taking advantage of Black’s injuries from being jumped by The OC earlier tonight.
The match goes to the outside of the ring. The officials asking Black if he feels he can finish the match as we go to commercial.
As we come back from the commercial break, Black tries for a kick on Rowan. Rowan counters and hits a Body Slam onto Black for the pin. Black kicks out at two. Black attempts a quick roll up on Rowan, Rowan kicks out at two. Black trying to survive, Black hits a Moonsault off the ropes onto Rowan.
Black with a Flying Knee Swipe and another pin attempt. Rowan kicks out at two. Black goes for the Black Mass, Rowan says, “I don’t think so” and Rowan goes for the Iron Claw, followed by a pin attempt, Black kicks out. Rowan looking shocked as he shakes his head. Rowan cannot believe it.
Rowan lifts Black up and throws him to the outside of the ring. Rowan slamming Black spine-first into the barricade. Rowan rolls in to break the count, then comes back to the outside. Rowan runs at Black, Black moves out of the way as Rowan slams into the stairs, knocking over his cage.
Black re-enters the ring, Rowan drags Black back to the outside followed by a Headbutt. Rowan is now furious, lifting Rowan up and sending him into the post with a Power Bomb. Rowan throws Black back into the ring.
Rowan checks the cage on the outside of the ring, showing compassion and apologizes to it as the referee gets to 9 on the count. Black hits a Black Mass dropping Rowan to his knees. Black hits a second Black Mass and gets the three count for the win!
Winner: Aleister Black
After the Match
Sarah Schreiber stands at the top of the ramp, stopping Black as she asks how he overcame the 3 on 1 attack and still won tonight’s match up. Black responds, “Rage! Unbridled Rage!” Black continues on to say if that’s too cryptic, next week he and AJ Styles will fight. Black walks off, still holding his ribs.
Drew McIntyre is seen backstage as the announcer’s say he will be sitting down for an interview when we come back from commercial break.
Drew McIntyre Interview
2020 Royal Rumble Winner Drew McIntyre is asked who he would rather take on at Wrestlemania to which McIntyre says, “I don’t care”. He goes on to say he just wants to fight for the WWE Title which he’s been trying to do for the last 19 years.
When asked to expand, McIntyre declares, “story time, let’s go back 13 years”. Sept. 25, 2009 a video is shown where McIntyre is 21 years old shaking McMahon’s hand. McIntyre says McMahon told him he was the chosen one, he then asks how many times do you think he won the title, to which he respond “0”. McIntyre says he was very angry, very bitter, keeping a chip on his shoulder.
McIntyre continued on to say he could only blame himself, and he had to get back to WWE because he would be damned if the world remembered him as the idiot that played air guitar. McIntyre says he spoke to HHH and came to NXT, then April 16, 2018 he was back on Monday Night RAW, which was 4 years to the day he left.
McIntyre says he left a boy, and came back a man. Letting fans know if you have a dream, and you bust your butt, it can come true. McIntyre says he’s living proof of that.
McIntyre says as long as he’s in that main event fighting for the WWE title, finally, Drew McIntyre has fulfilled his destiny.
Truth TV In-Ring Special
Truth is standing in the center of the ring where he says this is a special episode of “Truth TV”. Truth then welcomes his first guests, Bobby Lashley and Lana as their music sounds in the arena. Lashley and Lana make their way to the ring as we go to commercial break.
As we come back from commercial break, the Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy is shown which will be presented to the last man standing in the Gauntlet Match at this Thursday’s Super ShowDown.
R-Truth vs. Bobby Lashley w/ Lana
We come back to the ring where Truth begins, “Winnipeg, What’s Up?” Truth continues on to say he has plenty of questions. Lana interrupts and says they aren’t there for his stupid talk show, Truth has a match scheduled with her husband.
The crowd begins to chant, “Rusev Day! Rusev Day!” Truth says that Lashley is “really… really… really… big.” and he would rather ask him questions such as, “have you seen Sonic the Hedgehog?” Lana says, “Ring the bell!” The bell rings and Truth puts his hand up saying, “Wa-wa-wa-wait… can I take my clothes off first?”
Truth begins to take off his shirt, Lashley attacks Truth into the corner. Lashley throws Truth out of the ring. Lashley rolls out after Truth, Truth jumps back in the ring. Truth hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Lashley followed by an attempt at the Attitude Adjustment, Lashley counters and hits a Spear for the pin and the three count.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
We go to a video package highlighting Becky Lynch and Shayna Baszler.
Asuka makes her way to the ring as her music sounds in the arena. The announcers declare the contract signing to be up next after the commercial break.
Next Monday, in Brooklyn, NY at Monday Night RAW Aleister Black vs. AJ Styles is officially announced. Rey Mysterio and Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade and Angel Garza also scheduled for next Monday’s RAW.
Women’s Elimination Chamber Contract Signing
Natalya makes her way to the ring as her music sounds and she is formally introduced. All six women are sitting in chairs around a table set up in the ring. Jerry Lawler begins to speak, letting it be known that the winner of this match will fight Becky Lynch for the championship.
Asuka grabs a mic and interrupts Lawler. “We don’t care. Six people, six. I counting.” Asuka counts in japanese, only 5 people are in the ring. Asuka asks where Shayna Baszler is. Lawler says he thinks he understands what Asuka is saying. Lawler said Baszler was in the arena, but she must be running late, so Lawler is going to go ahead and get things started.
Sarah Logan is the first to sign the contract as Lawler instructed. Canada’s own Natalya is second to sign the contract as the crowd pops. Lawler announces that Natalya has signed. Liv Morgan is asked next, to which she complies, then walks the contract over to Ruby Riot.
Morgan slams the contract down in front of Riot. Riot looks away, then signs and slams the pen down. Sarah stands up. Morgan and Riot stand off across the table, Lawler declares there are two referees to keep things civil during the signing.
Suddenly Shayna Baszler’s music sounds. Nobody sees her at the top of the ramp. Baszler is seen walking through the crowd, making a grand entrance, fashionably late nonetheless. Lawler tells Baszler everyone has signed, she is next. Baszler struts around the opposite side of the table, looking each of the women in the eyes. Natalya stands up and walks over to Baszler.
Asuka shoves Natalya out of the way, rambling something then saying, “Bite me!” Natalya takes down Asuka. Morgan attacks Ruby Riot. Baszler throws her hands up and smiles as she dusts her hands off. An all out brawl as officials struggle to break up all the fights.
Baszler left alone in the ring clapping and dusting her shoulders off. Suddenly The Man’s music sounds. Becky Lynch heads down the ramp with her championship belt in hand.
Lynch enters the ring and takes Baszler down inside the ring. Baszler counters and takes Lynch down, both women attacking one another. The crowd chanting, “Let them fight! Let them fight!” All hell breaks loose, Lynch breaks free, only to be dragged back to the opposite side of the ring by officials as we go to commercial break.
As we come back from commercial break it is announced that The Bella Twins are the newest inductees for the Class of 2020, also to be inducted are Batista and NWO.
Angelo Dawkins vs. Murphy
Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford make their way down the ramp and enter the ring as the Street Profits music sounds in the arena. WWE Universe members are reminded of the upcoming tag team bout at Super ShowDown.
Montez begins, “See last week, we helped out boy KO out, but this Thursday, we have a tag team title chance with Seth and Murphy.” Angelo adds, “A.K.A The Monday Night Pariah and Murph the Smurf.” A little more banter between the two Street Profit members.
Murphy’s music sounds in the arena as he makes his way down the ramp accompanied by Seth Rollins. Murphy throws a shirt in the face of Dawkins as the bell rings and the match begins. Murphy overpowers Dawkins into the corner. Dawkins finally counters with a jab. Dawkins with a Splash on Murphy.
Dawkins drives Murphy into the mat and goes for the pin. Rollins jumps in and interferes for the DQ.
Winner: Angelo Dawkins (by DQ)
After the Match
Rollins helps Murphy up the ramp telling him it’s ok as Montez grabs the mic and speaks to Rollins, “I would protect Murphy too, because Dawkins hit him so hard last week, they removed his first name. And next week, I’mma do the same thing to you, partner.” to which Rollins enters the ring.
Montez with a Dropkick sending Rollins out of the ring. Montez with a high flying move over the top rope, landing on Rollins and Murphy, knocking them both to the ground outside of the ring.
Montez Ford vs. Seth Rollins
As we come back from the commercial break, Montez gets a quick roll up on Rollins. Rollins kicks out at two. Montez on the top turnbuckle as Rollins hits a kick on Montez, stopping him in his tracks. Montez laying on the mat inside the ring, Rollins with a fury of fists to the face of Montez.
Rollins with a Back Drop on Montez, and another cover. Rollins goes off the ropes and runs at Montez, Montez ducks down and lifts Rollins up and over to the outside. Later Rollins kicks and goes for a Buckle Bomb, Montez counters with a Hurricanrana into the corner of the ring.
Montez hits a Clothesline on Rollins. Rollins attempts a Pedigree to which Montez counters with a DDT and the cover. Rollins kicks out once again. Montez to the top, Rollins attempts a Superplex, Montez shoves Rollins to the inside of the ring. Rollins climbs the ropes and once again attempts the Superplex.
Montez blocks Rollins and hits the Sunset Flip Power Bomb! Montez quickly attempts to follow up with the Frog Splash, but Rollins rolls out of the way then hits a Stomp for the three count pin and win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Tom Phillips says he has a breaking news announcement. Beth Phoenix returns next Monday on RAW to provide a medical update on her husband Edge. We go to commercial break as the Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton match is announced for after the break.
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
“In My Veins” blasts through the speakers in the Bells MTS Place Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for this main event match up as Randy Orton makes his way down the ramp and towards the ring. Orton steps into the ring and begins slowly pacing, keeping his eyes low until he climbs the corner turnbuckle and looks out momentarily to the crowd, quickly stepping back down. A mixture of cheers and boos as his music fades.
Next Kevin Owens music sounds as he makes his way to the stage, looking down at Orton. Owens makes his way down the ramp towards the ring. Owens enters the ring, the bell rings and the match begins. An early lock up between Owens and Orton.
Orton shoves Owens into the corner, Owens rolls out and throws two Chops to the chest of Orton followed by a fury of fists, knocking Orton to a sitting position. Orton exits the ring as Kevin goes for the Cannon Ball. Owens makes his way to the outside and hits the Cannon Ball into Orton who hits the barricade.
Rollins and the AOP make their way to the stage, temporarily distracting Owens. Orton Clotheslines Owens out of the ring from behind as we go to commercial break.
As we come back from commercial, Seth Rollins and his deciples make their way to ringside during the commercial. Owens hits a Superkick on Orton. The Viking Raiders and The Street Profits come to ringside to take out Rollins and AOP at ringside, surrounding the ring to defend Owens. Owens looks around, then climbs to the top turnbuckle.
Orton strikes Owens, taking out his leg. Orton goes for the Superplex, Owens strikes the ribs of Orton. Orton hits Owens in the face. Both men throwing hay makers on the ropes. Owens with a Headbutt then a Senton to the gut of Orton. Rollins up on the apron, Owens hits Rollins. Orton hits a Clothesline as Owens turns around.
Orton walks over to Owens, Owens sees it coming, and grabs Orton by the head, slamming his neck off the top rope. Owens kicks Rollins off. Orton with a DDT, then goes for the cover. The referee hits an amazingly fast three count, even to the confusion of Orton.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the Match
Rollins grabs steel chairs from the outside of the ring, throwing them in to Orton, basically offering him to finish Owens off. Rollins says, “You know what you want to do Randy, let the voices speak to you Randy.”
Owens up to his feet with the second steel chair in his hands as he stumbles to the opposing side. Orton says, “I’m sorry” and drops the chair as he holds his hands up and exits the ring. Owens grabs the referee as he tries to run off. Owens rips the referee shirt off, and underneath is a Seth Rollins t-shirt.
Rollins says, “I had nothing to do with that, I don’t know what that’s about”. The referee is pleading on his knees. The crowd is cheering for Owens to take him out, Owens hits a Stunner on the referee. Rollins yelling, “that’s a good human being! You have a problem with him, you have a problem with me!” from the top of the ramp.
Owens exits the ring and goes under the apron, grabbing a table. Owens shoves the table into the ring, hitting a Power Bomb on the “referee” through the table. Owens tells Rollins to “come on!” Owens sits the chair in the center of the ring, extending his hands as if to say, “Let’s Go.” Rollins shouting at Owens as the show ends.