RAW Rewind 11/2/20

Mark Freitas
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@MarkFreitas4

Monday, November 2, 2020


Coming off an exciting week in the WWE. I couldn't wait to see, what would we be getting following last week’s chaos on Monday Night Raw tonight.

Raw opening

We begin the show, with a recap of last week's ending to Monday Night Raw. 

The show starts off with WWE Champion Randy Orton, coming down to the ring to cut a promo. He begins the promo by saying "eight days ago I became WWE Champion". Orton says that he is "the best". Better than Edge, Undertaker, Bret, Cena and Shawn Michaels and certainly better than everybody in the back. Orton continues saying he showed the world he is no longer The Legend Killer; he is now simply a legend. 

Orton says he doesn't care who you are if you want the title come and get it.

Orton is then interrupted by Alexa Bliss she comes down to the ring and smiles at Randy playing mind games. 

Bliss tells Orton that The Fiend could be here, and the lights start flashing everyone.

Orton turns around and instead of it begin The Fiend he gets claymore kicked by Drew McIntyre. Drew tells Orton he wants his rematch and he will make Orton’s life a living hell.

The Miz comes out to cash in his Money in the Bank contract but is unable to do so and McIntyre breaks it up.

I think this was very good start to the show and it began on a high note and I am very invested in what they are doing. Apart also thought Miz was actually going to cash in. Once again, a very good start following up last week’s show.

Miz and Morrison Promo

An unhappy Miz, says that Drew had no business ruining his cash in. John Morrison says that him and Miz are challenging Drew to a handicap match later tonight.

Jeff Hardy vs. Elias guitar on a poll match

Before the match, Elias cuts his usual concert promo, and begins by playing his song "Amen" off his new album Universal Truth, but before he can get rolling with his song, he gets his concert interrupted by Jeff Hardy.

The bell rings and Jeff tried to quickly reach the guitar but gets pulled down by Elias.

The match gets taken to the outside for a second, but it doesn't last long. Hardy tries to get the guitar again and Elias throws a stool at Jeff.

We return from commercial with Elias assaulting Hardy in the corner. Jeff comes back with a little bit of offence, and that's not enough as Elias continues more of a beat down.

Hardy tries to hit a Twist of Fate but gets caught with a knee to the face.

After that Elias went to grab the guitar but was stopped. Hardy then began his offence getting good strikes in. Jeff hit the Twist of Fate. He climbed the turn buckle and got the guitar, he jumped from the top with the guitar and hit Elias in the back. 

Hardy went for the pin and got the three.

This match was good for what it was I think this will now put an end to this feud. Maybe soon Jeff can get back into the title picture.

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs. Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax for the Women's Tag Team Championship

Before the match started after the entrances Lana came down to the ring.

Nia Jax and Dana Brooke started in the ring. Nia got the early attack in and it wasn't enough for Brooke as she quickly tagged in Mandy Rose. Some chemistry was going on with Rose and Brooke they should some good offence early.

I am happy for these women's getting more time on TV especially Baszler and Rose I think they can be Women's Champion's in the future.

Lana was distracting Baszler, during most of the match. After all that Baszler got her Kirfuda Clutch submission on Brooke getting the win. Lana's distractions weren't enough.

This match was quick, I don't really see why they needed to put the belts on the line. But the real question will be if all five of these women will get on the same page leading up to Survivor Series.

R-Truth vs. Bobby Lashley

This match was a filler as Truth tried to talk his way out of the match. It was really short Bobby hit a spear on Truth and got him The Hurt Lock getting the submission victory.

After the match Drew Gulak came running down the ramp and tried to pin Truth, but Bobby laid the hurt on Gulak. Following that Lashley put Gulak on top on Truth and Gulak pinned Truth with the help of Lashley to win the 24/7 title.

Nia Jax Promo

Coming back from commercial Nia Jax said she would end Lana's career later tonight sending her a challenge for a match.

AJ Styles Promo

AJ says that SmackDown isn't playing for their Survivor Series match. He states that RAW has the advantage because they have someone like him "Captain Styles".

AJ introduces the other two men who are on Team RAW.

Keith Lee and Sheamus come down to the ring. Keith Lee says they didn't agree on Styles begin captain, Sheamus also agreed with Lee. Sheamus said he would never "take orders" from AJ.

Styles then rambles on, but gets interrupted by Braun Strowman. Strowman basically states he doesn't have to qualify for Team RAW, because he has a lot of qualifications.

Adam Pierce comes out and says Braun needs to qualify for Team RAW. Lee and Sheamus both want a piece of Braun and AJ says he has an idea that Bruan should face Lee and Sheamus in a triple threat match and if Strowman wins he is on Team RAW. Pierce then loves the idea and the match is on.

Triple Threat match Braun Strowman vs. Keith Lee vs. Sheamus

I love that these three big men got to have this match, because in my mind it showed who maybe the real powerhouse for Team RAW.

Lee and Sheamus decide to throw hands and each other. Braun broke it up and knocked Sheamus out of the ring. Following that, Lee hit a shoulder block on Braun knocking him out of the ring.

Strownman pulled Sheamus out of the ring and Keith Lee then hit an amazing flip over the top rope landing on both men. Thankfully Lee was ok because he hit the back of his head/neck on the apron.

Lee and Sheamus worked together bringing the fight to Strowman hitting him with the steel steps.

This match was entertaining as it went on all three men showed off their power.

Right before they went to commercial Lee was going to power slam Sheamus on the outside, but Braun came out of nowhere and bulldozed both men through the barricade.

Coming back from commercial, Sheamus was in the driver seat working on Lee's shoulder.

This match was back and forth with all three of these men, Sheamus hit a perfect White Noise on Braun but only got a two count.

The best spot of this match was when Sheamus was on the top rope and Braun went to hit a superplex and Lee went under Strowman and slammed them to the ground that was incredible.

Braun got the win by hitting his power slam on Sheamus. The monster among men is the fourth member to be on Team RAW.

I felt like this would be the best match of the night. It was really good, and it showed how well all three of these big men worked together.

Drew McIntyre Promo

We got a backstage promo of Drew McIntyre; he says if he gets his way with Randy Orton then it can be him vs. Roman at Survivor Series. He turns his focus on Miz and Morrison tells them that there is a claymore special two for one.

Firefly Fun House Segment

This week, we got another Firefly Fun House segment with Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss. Bray said that once upon of time Randy Orton was a bad man. As he says this we got a flashback of Orton burning down the Wyatt family compound. Bray says that he never forgets.

We end the segment with Alexa Bliss saying she has a nifty trick to show us. Bray puts his hand on Alexa. The camera starts to go red. Bliss's tounge rolls out of her mouth all bloody. Bray ends the segment by saying "oh bleep".

I enjoyed this Firefly Fun House segment as much as last week's because it is really showing the character development in Bliss and Wyatt. They are working amazing together.

Nia Jax vs. Lana

Lana tries to get strikes in on Jax, but Jax's just overpowers her. This match was a short one. Jax dominated all match. Jax laid heavy headbutts to Lana yelling "this is what you wanted?". She tells Lana to quit, but Lana keeps getting up. Lana got up one last time only to get Samoan Dropped. Jax got the win.

After the match Baszler and Jax continued attacking Lana. Jax then gave another Samoan Drop to Lana through the announce table.

The Hurt Business Promo

We return to RAW with The Hurt Business in the ring and Bobby Lashley says he'll put Sami Zayn to sleep at Survivor Series. The Hurt Business then turn to the New Day saying that they had their time.

New Day comes out, and they say they are the most decorated champions in the history of the WWE. Both teams went back and forth in talking smack to each other. 

This was a pretty entertaining promo before their match I especially loved the eight second comment Kofi made to Lashley I thought that was pretty funny.

After a while the promo did drag on a bit with too much talking. I was ready for their match to begin.

The Hurt Business vs. New Day

This match was fasted paced between Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. as I said last week I love fast paced matches. The New Day made The Hurt Business look good.

I think these teams can have a good rivalry in the future for the belts, as I think that would be very entertaining.

The Hurt Business looked strong as Shelton Benjamin was laying heavy hits on Xavier Woods and too me Hurt Business had most of the upper hand in this match. After dominating for a bit Woods tagged in Kofi Kingston and he was on a roll.

Kingston kept the offence going showing no mercy on Alexander. 

Alexander and Kofi both tagged out of the ring, and it was now Xavier Woods and Shelton Benjamin. These guys went back and forth, Alexander then tagged in himself and Woods didn't see it. It then led to Benjamin hitting a Paydirt on Woods and Alexander getting the three count.

I think it is amazing that The New Day put over The Hurt Business in this match it makes them look like a serious contender now.

Ricochet vs. Tucker

This was a really quick match. Ricochet got the win, but more importantly Mustafa Ali was watching the match and when it was done Retribution came out and beat down Tucker and Ricochet.

To me, I don't know where this would go maybe Ali trying to get Ricochet to join him in Retribution.

The Miz/John Morrison vs. Drew McIntyre

We head into the main event now Miz and Morrison make their entrance followed by Drew.

John Morrison started the match against Drew, but in the early stages Drew brought the fight to him. Morrison tagged in Miz, but Drew was laying the smackdown on him as well.

I think Drew looked really good in this match, he looked really strong and it seemed like Morrison and Miz couldn't get anything going.

Returning from the final commercial break, McIntyre was still dominating this match.

Miz and Morrison finally got it going when they kept tagging each other into the match. Miz got his kicks in on McIntyre. Morrison then got back in the match and started to really bring in the offence slowing down McIntyre.

Drew reversed Morrison's Starship Pain, and then he launched him from the top rope.

Morrison tagged in Miz, and McIntyre got his second wind and laid a big spinebuster on The Miz.

This match was good for a main event handicap match, personally everyone looked great in this match.

Miz got a close call after he hit McIntyre with a Skull Crushing Finale. 

After Drew kicked out, he hit the Future Shock DDT on Miz. 

Morrison then pulled Miz out of the ring only for Drew to hit a sunset flip taking out both men. 

McIntyre through Miz back in the ring hitting claymore kick and getting the victory.

The show ended with Randy Orton hitting an RKO on McIntyre. After that you can hear The Fiend laughing as the show ends.

Personally, I thought last week's show was better. But this one was good I am very invested to see where this is going with all of these men.

Miz and Morrison finally got it going when they kept tagging each other into the match. Miz got his kicks in on McIntyre. Morrison then got back in the match and started to really bring in the offence slowing down McIntyre.

Drew reversed Morrison's Starship Pain, and then he launched him from the top rope.

Morrison tagged in Miz, and McIntyre got his second wind and laid a big spinebuster on The Miz.

This match was good for a main event handicap match, personally everyone looked great in this match.

Miz got a close call after he hit McIntyre with a Skull Chrushing Finale. 

After Drew kicked out he hit the Future Shock DDT on Miz. 

Morrison then pulled Miz out of the ring only fot Drew to do a sunset flip taking out both men. 

McIntyre through Miz back in the ring hitting claymore kick and getting the victory.

The show ended with Randy Orton hitting an RKO on McIntyre. After that you can hear The Fiend laughing as the show ends.

Personally, I thought last week's show was better. But this one was good I am very invested to see where this is going with all of these men.