WWE RAW Results August 17th, 2020: Winners, Grades, Video Highlights for latest Monday Night RAW

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Two legends returned to RAW tonight
Two legends returned to RAW tonight

Drew Mcintyre kicked off RAW and wanted to talk about Randy Orton. McIntyre called Orton evil for doing what he did to Flair after all that the legend had done for him. He reminded Randy Orton that he was not facing Flair at SummerSlam, but he is facing McIntyre and he's going to hurt him.

Retribution attacked the production truck, mid-promo, and took out the crew with baseball bats before forcing one employee to take the show off the air as we headed to commercials.

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Back on RAW, Drew was trying to get the locker room hyped to face Retribution when Seth Rollins came forward and declared himself the 'leader' of the locker room. Drew and Seth shared some harsh words and the Superstars sided with McIntyre before Cedric Alexander reminded to Rollins that Rey Mysterio would be back soon which made Seth leave in a hurry.


MVP was back out with the boys and accused Apollo Crews of being the brains behind Retribution. Apollo shut him down on RAW and said that if he beat Shelton Benjamin tonight, Lashley and Benjamin will be banned from ringside on Sunday.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Apollo Crews

Apollo had some friends help him out after the match
Apollo had some friends help him out after the match

Benjamin started off strong and took the US champ down early on for near falls but was hit with a spine buster as Crews made his comeback. Benjamin countered the toss powerbomb and hit a DDT. R-Truth rushed the ring and the ninjas were behind him as the match continued. Crews used the distraction by catching Benjamin in the inside cradle and got the win on RAW.

Result: Apollo Crews def. Shelton Benjamin

Team MVP attacked Crews before Ricochet, Ali, and Cedric Alexander came out to help. Lashley ate a barrage of Superkicks from the babyfaces and was sent over the ropes before R-Truth walked back in and was pinned by Benjamin. Shelton Benjamin is the new 24/7 Champ on RAW.

Match rating: B


Angel Garza and Ivar from the Viking Raiders were feuding over Demi Burnett from the Bachelor backstage on RAW before they decided on a one-on-one bout up next.


Angel Garza vs. Ivar

Ivar was in the lead early on as he kept Garza down to the mat before hitting a huge senton for a near fall.

Zelina Vega saved Angel from a dive from Ivar, who then took a double knee dropkick for a sudden pinfall. What an upset!

Result: Angel Garza def. Ivar

After the match, Demi was seen hanging out with Dawkins backstage and he mocked Garza by talking about the 'video that was about to be released'. Apparently, it features some questionable behavior and Samoa Joe has seen it.

Match rating: C


Backstage on RAW, Angel Garza confronted Dawkins and Caruso asked about the video mentioned earlier and we saw it - Vega was seen mixing something into Montez's drink from a few weeks ago. Zelina accused Caruso of falsifying evidence before Ford came back on RAW and the Profits attacked Garza and Andrade.


Mickie James vs. Natalya

Mickie started off strong and her DDT was met with a clothesline before Seth Rollins & Murphy came out on RAW and they demanded that Joe tell him if Rey was there tonight or not. In the confusion of Rollins' inquiry, Natalya defeated James.

James attacked Natalya after the match and Seth Rollins said that if either Dom or Rey Mysterio showed up tonight on RAW, neither of them would be able to come out on Sunday.

Result: Natalya def. Mickie James

Match rating: C


Bayley and Sasha Banks were out next and made fun of Asuka who both of them would face on SummerSlam. They said Asuka's tag partner Kairi was gone but Shayna Baszler came out to shut them up on RAW. Shayna and Asuka were teaming up to face the two champs in a tag match.

Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler & Asuka

Nia Jax interrupted the match right away and took out Shayna Baszler at ringside before another brawl broke out as officials tried to pry them apart. Back after a break on RAW, Bayley tagged Sasha in who hit the Meteora after taunting the former champ.

Bayley & Sasha Banks def. Shayna Baszler & Asuka (contd...)

After a bit of back and forth on RAW, Asuka was caught in the Banks Statement and Shayna came out to break the hold. The tag was made and Shayna was dominating for the first time. Banks hit the backstabber but failed to capitalize. Banks broke up the Khirifuda before Asuka took her out at ringside while Shayna locked in the Khirifuda Clutch again on Bayley for the win.

Result: Shayna Baszler & Asuka def. Bayley & Sasha Banks

Match rating: B+


Backstage on RAW, Cedric was left out of the tag match with the Hurt Business and he was bummed about it.

Still backstage, Drew McIntyre was talking to Shawn Michaels and Shawn told him to not blame himself for what happened to Ric Flair. HBK was ready to meet Randy and told him to 'give him his space'.


The Riott Squad was backstage on RAW and Kay was injured so Royce would take her place against Riott. Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke were seen talking backstage with Shayna Baszler.


Ruby Riott vs. Peyton Royce

Riott kicked off the match with a big move and sent Royce outside before sending her into the barricades and the apron. Royce turned it around and hit a knee strike before Ruby came back with an elbow on RAW.

Kay interfered by taunting Morgan and Riott before Royce sent Riott into Liv on the outside. Riott was sent back into the ring on RAW and hit the Deja Vu for the second win in the last two weeks.

Result: Peyton Royce def. Ruby Riott

Match rating: B-


We were back on RAW Underground for the third time and Erik destroyed a local competitor and Dolph Ziggler gave it a four out of 10 before being challenged by Erik.

Dolph went for Erik's legs and took him down but was slammed onto the mat. Erik got the knees in but was caught in a sleeper hold. Dolph went for Erik's eyes, winning the bout.


Back on RAW, Rey Mysterio made his RAW return with Dominik. Rey said his eye may not fully recover but Rey will still protect his son.

Rey told Seth that he was going to be on Dom's corner for the streetfight on Sunday at SummerSlam. Dom said he knows what he has to do before they hugged on RAW and Rey said he was proud of him for defending 'la familia'.

Rollins & Murphy came on the Titantron and wondered why Rey would put himslef and his son in danger like this before making his entrance. Rey and Dom fled the ring but Rey approached them after more taunting from Rollins.

Dominik went for a set of Kendo Sticks and used them to beat Rollins and Murphy. Rey and Dom were each weilding a Kendo stick as they unloaded on Rollins as revenge for last week but Seth managed to duck out of the ring and escape.


Backstage on RAW, MVP was trying to get Cedric Alexander to go against his friends.


RAW Underground time again; this time we saw Riddick Moss and Arturo Ruas duke it own in the arena but neither men refused to go down and Shane called it a tie.


MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin vs. Ali, Ricochet, Apollo Crews

Bobby Lashley eliminated Ali very early on with a dominator before tagging Benjamin in. Ricochet was in second and he too was eliminated within seconds. Apollo was the only one left and came in with a toss powerbomb on Benjamin right off the bat, getting the first elimination for the team on RAW.

Benjamin was outside and Cedric Alexander came in from behind and pinned him at ringside to become the new 24/7 Champion. Back after a break on RAW, MVP missed a big boot and took the toss powerbomb for the three-count.

Lashley was up next and was taken down by Apollo for a standing moonsault. After a near fall, Lashley countered the toss powerbomb and hit the spear for the win on RAW.

Result: MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin def. Ali, Ricochet, Apollo Crews

Match rating: B+


Cedric Alexander vs. Akira Tozawa

Tozawa tried to get his ninjas to help him out but Cedric took them out. After a bit of back and forth, Cedric took out Akira with the Lumbar Check and picked up the win on RAW.

Result: Cedric Alexander def. Akira Tozawa

After he match, Shelton Benjamin attacked Cedric and pinned him to win his 24/7 championship back.

Match rating: C


Back on RAW Underground, Marina Shafir took out a random contestant before being ambushed by Nia Jax. Shayna Baszler came out to defend her friend and Nia fled after acting like she was going to fight.


Montez Ford vs. Andrade

Ford kicked off strong against Andrade but took a huge superplex early on. Ford dropped Andrade soon after and Vega came in to run a distraction.

Bianca Belair came in and took out Vega at ringside with a backbreaker. Ford snuck up on Andrade while he was distracted and got the three-count.

Result: Montez Ford def. Andrade

Match rating: B


HBK Shawn Michaels was back on RAW and said that Randy Orton wasn't appreciative of Ric and his help. He said Randy would see it coming when HBK And McIntyre came for him on Sunday. HBK took the RKO outta nowhere and then the punt kick.

Drew McIntyre came out and attacked Randy and sent him int othe barricades and over the announce table before checking up on Shawn. Randy returned a second time and hit the RKO on Drew before RAW was over.


Episode rating: B

Not the most exciting bunch of matches but Asuka and Baszler put on the best match tonight. HBK put on a great promo and so did the Mysterio family.

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