We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. We see how he got hit by Randy Orton’s RKO last week on RAW.
Drew takes the mic and says Orton has been preying on vulnerability for 20 years. He mentions last week’s attack and thanks Orton for the lesson learned. Drew says it will never happen again. Drew says he knows that motivated Orton last week. He knows Orton is just s motivated to take the WWE Title as he is to keep it.
Drew goes on and mentions how Vince McMahon once told them both that they would be the future of WWE. Drew says Orton had everything handed to him and spoon fed to him because of his dad. He also mentions Evolution and how they always cleaned up for Orton and his mistakes. Drew admits to his own mistakes and says he deserves to get fired years ago. He says Orton left enough of his own crap behind him and should’ve been fired long before Drew was, which sounds like a reference to Orton defecating in people’s bags. Drew keeps on until the music interrupts and out comes Orton with WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
Orton interrupts Drew and admits he should’ve been fired multiple times. Orton says he was given chances over and over because he is the chosen one and the best ever. Orton challenges Drew to come up with something original against him. Drew lays the title down in the middle of the ring. Drew says he thinks Orton represents everything wrong in WWE. Drew recalls how The Undertaker talked about pulling Orton to his level in The Last Ride documentary. Drew says Orton has never done the same to an up & coming wrestler in WWE, he’s never passed on the knowledge that legends passed on to Orton. Drew recalls Orton walking past him in catering years ago. Drew’s life was crumbling, professionally and personally. His mother was sick and he was far from home. Orton could’ve said something and it would’ve went a long way but he didn’t. Drew doesn’t see a leader in front of him, he sees a selfish prick. Orton is still looking on from the stage with Flair. Drew now goes on about how he’s going to have receipts from current and some former roster members at SummerSlam, and he’s going to destroy Orton, for everyone Orton has kicked in the head over the years and done wrong. Drew’s music hits as they stare each other down.
Extreme Rules Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go back to the ring for tonight’s non-title main event. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is out first. Drew takes the mic and first wants to address the earlier comments from Randy Orton. Drew accepts the challenge and makes their title match official for SummerSlam. Drew admits Orton is a threat to his title right now but he hopes Orton underestimates him as the underdog. Drew begs Orton to underestimate him because Brock Lesnar did the same thing and got his ass kicked at WrestleMania 36 in just minutes. RKO Outta nowhere? Drew says Orton will definitely see the Claymore coming. Dolph Ziggler interrupts and makes his way out. They have words on the mic and Drew reveals that this stipulation will be Extreme Rules, but for both of them. Drew drops Ziggler to the mat and stands over him. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re brawling to the floor. Ziggler sends Drew into the ring post, the barrier and apron a few times. Drew blocks a shot into the ring post and unloads on Drew. Drew sends Ziggler face-first into the ring post now. McIntyre lifts Drew and launches him into the Plexiglas barrier now, shattering it for a pop.
Drew grabs a kendo stick as the crowd cheers him on. Drew beats Ziggler with the stick while he’s down. Drew keeps control and brings it back in. Drew starts tossing steel chairs into the ring now. It looks like one hit Dolph. Drew brings a table in the ring now. Drew lifts Ziggler up and drops him with ease. Drew leans a table in the corner now, then stomps on Ziggler’s hand to stop him from grabbing a chair. Drew with a chair shot over the back. Ziggler ends up hitting a low blow to block a chair shot. The crowd boos and Drew goes down.
Ziggler rocks Drew with a kendo stick shot at ringside now. Dolph chokes Drew with the stick as the boos get louder. Drew with a kendo shot to the left knee. The brawl goes back to the floor as Drew fights back. Back and forth now as the crowd rallies. Ziggler leaps from the apron but Drew catches him. Drew charges into the barrier and they both go crashing through it. They land hard as the crowd pops and officials check on them. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler is stumbling around. Drew brings it back in but Ziggler with a cheap shot. Ziggler kicks Drew but Drew comes back with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, and another. Drew goes to the top and nails a clothesline for another pop. More back and forth now with Drew in control. Drew has a Futureshock DDT blocked. Ziggler hits the Fame-asser. Ziggler goes to the top but Drew cuts him off. Drew with strikes in the corner. They tangle some but Drew remains in control. Drew hits a huge superplex for a pop. Drew ends up going for the Claymore but Ziggler avoids it and delivers a Zig Zag out of nowhere. McIntyre still kicks out at 2. Ziggler looks to use a steel chair but McIntyre counters and levels him with a big Claymore, which sends Ziggler through the leaning table in the corner. Drew covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Ziggler rolls to the floor and Drew stands tall with the WWE Title as his music hits. We go to replays. We come back and Drew is raising the WWE Title as the music continues. Randy Orton suddenly attacks from behind with the RKO outta nowhere. Orton kneels down and takes a look at the belt as his music starts up. Orton grabs the title and raises it over Drew as RAW goes off the air.
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 27th, 2020
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 27th, 2020
Schreiber approaches WWE Champion Drew McIntyre backstage and asks how he’s feeling after the brutal win over Dolph Ziggler at Extreme Rules. Drew admits being in pain but says he’s still WWE Champion, so that’s good. He’s headed to the ring right now to discuss his future. Drew walks off and we go to commercial.
We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre to a pop.
Drew takes a shot at Dolph Ziggler and says his Extreme Rules stipulation was brilliant, but that’s over, as is Ziggler’s career. Drew goes on and says it’s onward and upwards for him. Drew says the next big event is WWE SummerSlam and he wants a worthy opponent. The music hits and out comes Ziggler to boos. Drew says that opponent surely isn’t Ziggler. Ziggler marches to the ring and says he saw something in Drew last night, something he doesn’t always see – fear. Ziggler goes on and enters the ring but Drew interrupts him. Ziggler keeps talking about their feud but Drew tries to dismiss him because he just beat him last night. Ziggler goes on about seeing fear in Drew’s face. Drew says Ziggler is just embarrassing himself and he’s starting to feel bad for him. Drew ends up dropping Ziggler with a Glasgow Kiss headbutt.
Drew barks a few words at Ziggler and then exits the ring as his music hits. Ziggler looks up from the mat. Ziggler yells at Drew, telling him not to walk away from him, you son of a bitch. Ziggler rants about being deserved that match. He could feel it slipping away from Drew. Ziggler doesn’t give a damn about the time or place, the stipulation – Drew can have any match he wants with Ziggler. Drew says Ziggler has changed his mind. He accepts if he can pick the stipulation. Drew turns and walks away without naming the match. Ziggler stops him and asks what the stipulation is. Drew says he just said yes and he hasn’t decided on the stipulation yet. Drew says he’s going to do Ziggler exactly what he did to him – reveal the stipulation right before the bell rings. The music hits again as Drew stares Ziggler down from the ramp, smirking at him. Drew winks back at Ziggler and makes his exit.
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 20th, 2020
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 20th, 2020
Extreme Rules Match (for the Challenger Only) for the WWE Title: Dolph Ziggler vs. Drew McIntyre
We go to the ring for tonight’s WWE Title match as Dolph Ziggler is out. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is out before Rome does formal ring introductions. Ziggler takes the mic and says Drew made a big mistake by letting him pick the stipulation after signing the contract for the match. Ziggler finally announces the stipulation – Extreme Rules… for Ziggler only. Also, Ziggler will win the title if McIntyre walks away or gets disqualified. Drew looks on, maybe a bit concerned or not, and then hands the title off to the referee.
The match begins and here we go. Ziggler tries to go for a weapon early on but Drew keeps control early on. Drew brings it back in and waits for a Claymore but Dolph escapes to the floor. Dolph cannot be counted out. Drew follows and Dolph goes for his eyes. Ziggler brings a steel chair in but Drew catches it. Drew has to throw it to the floor as he cannot use it. Drew blocks the superkick and overpowers Ziggler some, launching him with a huge overhead suplex. Drew works Ziggler over on the outside and then brings it back in.
Drew ends up leveling Ziggler over the top with a huge clothesline. Drew follows and Ziggler counters, sending him into the ring post and then the barrier. Ziggler sends Drew back into the post as the referee counts. Ziggler pulls a table from under the ring. Drew makes it back in at the 7 count. Drew goes back out and lifts Ziggler for a long vertical suplex. He looks to possibly put Ziggler through the table but he has to move and drop Dolph on the floor instead. They bring it back in and Drew hits a big sitdown powerbomb for a close 2 count.
Drew takes his time and talks some trash to Ziggler while he’s down. Ziggler gets up and kicks Drew with a low blow but it’s legal for Ziggler. The crowd boos him. Ziggler goes back out and brings several steel chairs in the ring.
Ziggler unloads with steel chair shots to keep Drew down. Ziggler with a stiff chair shot to the throat. Drew gets up but Ziggler swings and knocks him down with a big chair shot to the shoulder. Drew kicks out at 2. Drew rolls to the floor, clutching his throat. Ziggler leaps off the apron but Drew catches him and rams him into the apron. Drew then launches Ziggler over his head, over the announce table. The referee counts.
Ziggler ends up hitting a big Fame-asser off the announce table. Ziggler rolls back in and Drew follows at the 8 count. Drew is upset. He keeps fighting and comes off the top with a right hand but misses. Ziggler jumps on his back with a Sleeper hold now. Drew gets the top rope but rope breaks won’t work against Ziggler in this match. Ziggler wears Drew down to one knee as the crowd tries to rally. Drew slams Ziggler into the mat. Drew charges but runs into the ring post instead. Ziggler keeps this up but Drew hits a big clothesline and they both go down.
More back and forth in the ring now. Drew with a big Alabama Slam in the middle of the ring. Drew misses the big kick and Ziggler comes right back with the Zig Zag on a chair. Drew still kicks out at 2. They go back to the floor and Ziggler superkicks Drew. Drew is on a table now. Ziggler goes back to the top and puts Drew through the table with a huge flying elbow drop. Drew eventually makes it back in to avoid the loss and Ziggler can’t believe it as he yells out. Ziggler approaches and Drew nails a big Glasgow Kiss headbutt to send him back down.
Drew goes for the Futureshock DDT but Ziggler counters and hits a Fame-asser. Ziggler with another Zig Zag but Drew gets right back up. Ziggler puts him right back down with the Uranage on a steel chair. Drew still kicks out at 2. Ziggler ends up preparing for Sweet Chin Music in the corner. He goes on but Drew blocks it with a big Claymore Kick to get the pin and retain.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew’s music hits as he is handed the WWE Title. Drew yells out and raises the title as we go to replays. Drew stands tall and raises the title in the air as the crowd cheers him on.
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > Pay-Per-View > 2020 > Extreme Rules
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > Pay-Per-View > 2020 > Extreme Rules
MVP hypes tonight’s segment and says his guests are better than all of you. He talks about how his guest took in WWE Champion Drew McIntyre when he was a bum with nothing. He goes on with the praise and then introduces Dolph Ziggler, who will challenge McIntyre at the pay-per-view on Sunday. Ziggler marches to the ring as the crowd boos. Tom hypes Ziggler vs. McIntyre at Extreme Rules and how Ziggler might not reveal the match stipulation until Sunday. We get a replay of how Ziggler brought Heath Slater back last week, but it backfired as Slater lost to McIntyre and then embraced McIntyre after being saved from a post-match attack by Ziggler.
Ziggler and MVP start discussing McIntyre. MVP says Ziggler made Drew and knows what makes him tick. MVP also respects Ziggler for what he’s doing by not revealing the stipulation. Ziggler goes on about how be picked Drew up from obscurity, brought him to RAW and taught him everything he knew. Ziggler says Drew hasn’t thanked him once. He goes on about how without him, Drew would not have defeated Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36, and so on. He would be nothing. MVP ends up thanking Ziggler for all he does, for being selfless, and for helping others. They shake hands. Ziggler mentions Drew losing the WWE Title because of how he is. The music interrupts and out comes Drew in street clothes, all smiles and carrying the strap.
McIntyre hits the ring and apologizes for interrupting their “little ass kissing session” they have going on. He taunts them some more and brings up how Ziggler used Slater last week. Drew has done a lot of soul searching since then, thinking about his career and Ziggler’s career. He talks about how Ziggler is always using other people. They were never friends. McIntyre says Dolph may be one of the most talented wrestlers the industry has ever seen but this Sunday… Ziggler interrupts and mocks Drew. Drew yells at him to shut up. Drew says he’s going to hurt Ziggler, maim him. Ziggler will beg Drew to stop but Drew says he’s going to torture Ziggler, making him regret the day he picked up the phone to call Drew to come back to RAW. Drew says whatever happens on Sunday is on Dolph. Drew says he can’t wait until Sunday, he needs some action right now. The crowd cheers. Ziggler speaks but Drew immediately drops him with a big right hand to the mouth. Drew warns MVP and he backs off. Drew yells a warning at Ziggler while he’s down on the mat, then exits the ring as his music hits. McIntyre taunts Ziggler and MVP from ringside again before heading to the back.
Sarah Schreiber runs over to catch up with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. She asks him about preparing for a match when he doesn’t know the stipulation it will have. Drew is trying to give Dolph Ziggler a chance here. He goes on but Ziggler attacks and they brawl backstage as we go back to commercial while producers and officials try to break it up.
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 13th, 2020
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 13th, 2020
We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre as the developmental talents cheer him on from the crowd.
McIntyre welcomes everyone and plugs his match against Dolph Ziggler for “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules” pay-per-view. McIntyre talks about how he’s letting Ziggler pick the stipulation for the match. McIntyre calls Ziggler out so he can reveal the stipulation.
Ziggler comes to the stage and says the stipulation is… a secret. Ziggler says he’d be a sucker if he let McIntyre know about the stipulation before the match. Ziggler goes on about McIntyre giving him the power to pick the stipulation. McIntyre interrupts and shuts him down to a pop. The back & forth on the mic continues. Ziggler brings up how McIntyre has stabbed people in the back and forgotten about them. It’s not just Ziggler. But Ziggler has brought someone here tonight who McIntyre did wrong in the past. Out comes Heath Slater with no music.
The announcers acknowledge that McIntyre’s former 3MB partner Slater was recently let go. He walks down to the ring with Ziggler and enters. Slater says he’s known Drew for more than a decade, they go way back more than anyone knows. Slater goes on and recalls sitting at home with his family in April, watching McIntyre defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. Slater jumped up and cried, probably the first time his kids saw him cry. It was all joy in his heart for Drew. Slater talks about how when Drew was released years ago, he checked in on Drew every day and came to visit him. Because Drew was his brother. Slater asks where Drew was for him. Where were you for me? Slater says to let that sink in. Slater says he hasn’t spoken with Drew in how long? Drew doesn’t know. What a surprise, Slater says. He reminds Drew they spoke on The Bump, the only show that let him come on and speak his mind. Slater mentions how Drew knows his real kids, his two daughters. They are all for daddy and he’s fighting for them. Slater takes off his glasses and brings up how Drew said on The Bump that he would petition to have a match with Slater. But what happened… he’s on the unemployment line. Slater says this might be his last chance but he’s here to take this opportunity. Slater wants Drew to give him what he deserves. What Drew as a friend promised Slater. The crowd claps again for Slater. Slater shoves Drew back with one arm. Some boos in the crowd. Drew isn’t angry. Slater slaps him and asks what about now? The boos pick up and Drew looks a bit angry. “You’re on, you got your fight,” Drew says. He drops the mic and we go to commercial.
Heath Slater vs. Drew McIntyre
Back from the break and it’s time for the non-title match between WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater. They are both in street clothes.
The bell rings but Drew immediately puts Slater down with a big Claymore Kick. Drew covers Slater for the pin to win, while staring Ziggler down.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 6th, 2020
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > WWE RAW > 2020 > July 6th, 2020