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
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
Joe is on the mic but he’s interrupted by Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler makes his way out as Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton welcome us. Ziggler interrupts Joe’s introduction for WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, and gives his own intro for the champ. Drew comes out and stares Ziggler down. Ziggler and Drew take their seats while the female Superstars are still standing. They finally take their seats while Ziggler addresses McIntyre. The WWE NXT developmental trainees look on from the crowd.
Ziggler goes on about Drew and how he will do what he does best at “Extreme Rules: The Horror Show” and that is survive. Ziggler says Drew’s 19 year redemption story will disappear just like that. The crowd boos him. Ziggler says he created Drew and at Extreme Rules, he will destroy him. Ziggler signs the contract for their WWE Title match. McIntyre stands up and signs next. Joe takes their contract and Drew says the match is official. Drew responds to Ziggler and says he has it figured out why Ziggler needs the title so bad. He’s never had that center of attention he’s always wanted because he always drops the ball when he’s close to the finish line. Drew says he’s going to hurt Ziggler, slaughter him. Ziggler will lose and he will lose because of Drew. Drew goes on and says he will let Ziggler pick the stipulation for their match at Extreme Rules. Ziggler responds but Asuka interrupts by screaming at him and speaking Japanese. She laughs as Bayley and Banks taunt her. Asuka signs her contract.
Banks addresses Asuka and says she’s not who she faced before. Banks says she will become Banks 2 Belts at Extreme Rules and then she and Bayley will take over the whole damn company. Banks signs her contract by stamping it with her own custom stamp. Bayley taunts Asuka but gets attacked. They start brawling again. Ziggler tries to superkick Drew but he catches it. Drew goes for a Claymore but Ziggler escapes to the floor and avoids it. Drew and Asuka stand tall together in the ring as his music hits. Ziggler joins Banks and Bayley on the ramp.
Asuka and Drew McIntyre are backstage talking when Sarah Schreiber approaches for comments on tonight’s main event and Extreme Rules. Asuka speaks some in Japanese and Drew says they are going to have some fun tonight on RAW before their matches at Extreme Rules. Drew says he’s letting Dolph Ziggler pick their Extreme Rules stipulation so he can’t blame anyone else when he loses. Drew also says Sasha Banks is not ready for Asuka. Asuka says Ziggler isn’t ready for Drew.
Drew McIntyre and Asuka vs. Dolph Ziggler and Sasha Banks
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event as WWE Champion Drew McIntyre comes out first. RAW Women’s Champion Asuka is out next as Tom hypes the two top red brand title matches for WWE’s “Extreme Rules: The Horror Show” pay-per-view. Dolph Ziggler is out first for his team. Out next come the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
The bell rings and Bayley joins the announcers for commentary. Ziggler starts the match with McIntyre. Ziggler goes for a takedown but Drew tosses him across the ring. Dolph tries again but Drew overpowers him. Ziggler talks trash in the middle of the ring and Drew drops him with a big right hand. Drew unloads in the corner now. Drew with a big chop to the chest to bring Ziggler back down.
Ziggler fights Drew off and nails an early Fame-asser but Drew kicks out before the 1 count. Drew shoves Ziggler back into the corner. Banks tags in, forcing Asuka to come in. Drew stares Ziggler down but backs out of the ring as Asuka comes in. Asuka and Banks have words in the middle of the ring. Asuka shoves Banks. Banks ducks a back-fist and they go at it. They run the ropes and Asuka drops Banks with a shoulder. Asuka misses a Hip Attack in the corner. Banks blocks a strike but Asuka reverses. Banks fights off the Asuka Lock. Ziggler runs in but Drew cuts him off and sends him to the floor. Asuka takes Banks down. Banks rolls to the floor for a breather, joining Ziggler at the announce table. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler ends up on Drew’s back with a Sleeper. Drew fights him off and unloads in the corner again. Drew with the reverse Alabama Slam attempt but Ziggler turns it into a roll-up for a 2 count. More back and forth now with Ziggler dropping Drew with a big DDT. Banks tries to rally as she waits for the tag. Banks tags in and in comes Asuka.
Asuka meets Banks with a dropkick. Asuka with a big knee to the face and a Hip Attack in the corner. Asuka with a big German suplex and a sliding knee to the face for a close 2 count in the middle of the ring. Asuka runs the ropes and knocks Banks off the apron with another Hip Attack. Asuka goes to run off the apron but Bayley distracts her from the announce table, allowing Banks to drop her. Banks barely connects off the apron with a Meteora to the floor. Banks brings it back in for a close 2 count.
Banks works Asuka over in the middle of the ring now. Asuka kicks back from the mat. Banks with a suplex for another pin attempt. Banks keeps Asuka grounded on the mat now as the crowd tries to rally. Asuka fights Banks off but Banks sends her into the corner and blocks boots. Banks with the big double knees in the corner for another close 2 count as Ziggler watches from ringside. Asuka avoids a Sleeper but Banks brings her down to her knees in the middle of the ring, putting a knee in her back. Asuka fights up and out. Banks catches a kick and then kicks Asuka in the face. Asuka immediately responds with a Codebreaker and they both go down as their partners reach for tags.
Ziggler tags in and in comes Drew. Drew runs over Ziggler with a clothesline. Drew with a big overhead suplex, and another out of the corner. Drew goes to the top and hits a big right hand on the way down. Drew kips up for more cheers from the crowd. Dolph blocks the Futureshock DDT. Drew blocks a DDT and launches Ziggler into the corner. Banks tags in but Drew sends Ziggler to the apron.
Banks yells at Drew to get out of the ring. She then puts hands on him and Ziggler gets knocked off the apron to the floor. Banks doesn’t see Asuka come in and she gets dropped with a big kick to the head for a close 2 count. Ziggler ends up sending Drew into the ring post face-first on the outside. Banks counters the Asuka Lock with a roll-up for 2. They tangle some more and Banks applies the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring. Asuka gets out and drops Banks with the arm bar. They tangle on the mat some more and Banks gets the pin for the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Dolph Ziggler
Gallery > Screencaptures > World Wrestling Entertainment > WWE RAW > 2020 > June 29th, 2020
Gallery > World Wrestling Entertainment > Live Event Digitals > WWE RAW > 2020 > June 29th, 2020