McIntyre attacks Orton, Dominik beats Murphy, Championship matches booked for next week, WWE RAW results and highlights 08 September 2020; all you need to know

WWE RAW Results: The latest episode of WWE Raw had some amazing fixtures and it was kicked-off by Randy Orton following, a attack on him by Drew McIntyre with a Claymore. It was a colossal night full of grudges, as Dominik Mysterio and his family unleashed kendo sticks on Murphy following their “Street Fight” match and Dominik picked up his first ever singles win on main roster.


WWE Raw results and grade: Randy Orton calls out McIntyre

Orton directs his attention to Drew McIntyre. WWE stated it would be Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship at Clash of Champions… if Drew McIntyre recovers in time. Seems like someone doesn’t think McIntyre will make it to Clash. If someone were to ask Orton why McIntyre might not make it to Clash of Champions, he’d tell them the truth: he kicked Drew in the freakin’ head and broke his jaw.

Orton has a solution for McIntyre: McIntyre should hand him the WWE Championship. Orton says he’s a patient man, but he doesn’t know… the sound of an ambulance is heard in the arena.

(Grade B)

WWE Raw results and grade: McIntyre makes it even, attacks Orton

An ambulance drives into the arena. Out pops WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, who angrily charges down to the ring! McIntyre gets in the ring and hits Orton with a Claymore Kick! McIntyre punches away at him until referees pull him away. McIntyre looks intense. McIntyre walks off and wildly looks back at Orton, who is down in the ring.

(Grade B)

WWE Raw results and grade: ‘ Hurt Business brings chaos

Footage is shown of The Hurt Business walking into the arena earlier in the day. A janitor says hello to them, and MVP accuses him of saying something about Shelton Benjamin’s mother. The janitor says he didn’t say anything. Bobby Lashley grabs the guy by the face and pushes him into the wall. MVP asks if the janitor is calling him a liar. The man says no, so MVP says he did say something about Benjamin’s mother. The man again denies it, but also denies MVP is a liar. Benjamin knees the man in the groin, and he goes down in pain. The Hurt Business then walk off.

(Grade C)

The Hurt Business (WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, and MVP) Def. Apollo Crews, Ricochet, and Cedric Alexander

Crews charges Lashley at the sound of the bell and attacks him at ringside. Benjamin attacks Crews and clotheslines him down. Benjamin tags Lashley in. Lashley powers Crews to the corner and stomps him. Crews tries to fight back, but Lashley punches and kicks him down. Lashley backs up and hits a running shoulder. Benjamin gets in and hits a running knee to the face. MVP then tags in and hits a running big boot in the corner before covering, but Ricochet breaks up the pin. MVP gives Crews some crossface clubs and bends his fingers. Crews tries to make a tag, but MVP stops him and hits a German Suplex. Lashley tags back in and talks some trash. Crews tries to get away, but Lashley powers him down and applies a chin lock. Crews fights up, so Benjamin tags in. Benjamin punches away at Crews before knocking Alexander off the apron. Benjamin then turns into an enzuigiri from Crews.

Crews goes to tag Ricochet, but Alexander pulls him off the apron! Alexander throws Ricochet into the barricade and ring apron a few times. Crews is stunned. Alexander gets in the ring, hits Crews with the Lumbar Check, and screams at him. MVP is absolutely giddy. Lashley is wearing a big smile. Benjamin waits for Crews to get up and drops him with Pay Dirt for the win!

(Grade C)

Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) Def. Angel Garza and Andrade w/ Zelina Vega

Andrade and Zelina Vega walked right by Angel Garza during their entrance. They are made at him.

Angel Garza will start against Montez Ford. Garza quickly rips his pants off and throws them at Ford. Garza applies a side headlock and cinches it in. Ford gets out, leapfrogs him, and clotheslines him down. Garza gives Andrade a hard tag. Andrade talks trash to Garza. Angelo Dawkins tagged in and dropkicks Andrade. Dawkins hits an exploder suplex, but Andrade soon sidesteps an avalanche. Garza and Vega are arguing at ringside. Andrade angrily gets involved and tells Garza to get on the apron. Garza isn’t listening. Andrade goes to hit Dawkins with the double knees, but Dawkins moves. Garza walks off. Dawkins hits the Cash Out, tags Ford in, and Ford hits the wild Frog Splash for the win.

(Grade C-)

WWE Raw results and grade: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura challenges The Street Profits

SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura are in the ring with the Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits. They found out that The Street Profits are the longest-reigning Raw Tag Team Champions in years. When the WWE Universe things of the Street Profits, they think of basketball and ninjas… not defending titles. They’re here to show Raw what real champions look like. They’re going to prove it thanks to the quarterly brand-to-brand invitational, they’re challenging them to a Champions vs. Champions match next week. Nakamura goes to say they want the smoke, but Dawkins says that’s copyright infringement.

Dawkins says Cesaro and Nakamura can’t hang with them. Dawkins says he calls a lot of people “fam,” but Montez really is family to him… unlike The Bar 2.0. Ford says Cesaro has had so many partners he should get an STD check. Next week, they accept the challenge. It’ll be Champions vs. Champions because they want the… Nakamura cuts him off and says, “Smooooke.”

(Grade B+)

WWE Raw results and grade: Peyton Royce Def. Billie Kay

They lock-up before Royce takes her down with a headlock takeover. They trade holds before slapping each other in the face. Kay gets out of a move and hits a snapmare. Royce fights back and eventually hits a big boot for a near fall. Royce applies a chin lock, but Kay fights up and whips her off. Kay powers her to the corner and hits some shoulders in the corner. Kay bounces her in the corner and hits a suplex for a two count. Royce gets out of an exploder, but Kay rolls her up for a two count. Royce quickly kicks her in the head and hits a swinging vertical suplex for the win.

(Grade C)

WWE Raw results and grade: Dominik Mysterio sends out a message to Murphy

Charly Caruso is in the ring and introduces The Mysterio Family. Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring alongside his wife, Angie, his son, Dominik, and hits daughter, Aliyah. Charly welcomes them to the WWE ThunderDome and says they all look great. She asks Rey about his torn triceps. Rey says he wanted closure on Seth Rollins, but it didn’t happen. He doens’t have a timetable for his recovery, but he can’t wait to take on Rollins again. She asks if Rey gave his son any advice heading into a match against Murphy. Rey says he’s proud of his son. They know Murphy wants vengeance and that makes his dangerous, but he’s so confident in his son and knows he can put away Murphy.

Charly asks Dominik about facing Murphy… but Murphy cuts him off from the titantron. Murphy says Dominik should feel awful. The one man that picked him up when he was down turned his back on him because of Dominik. The Monday Night Messiah wants nothing to do with him. Rey says it’s not their fault that he chose to pledge his loyalty to an evil, selfish son-of-a-bitch like Rollins. Murphy says he sees clearly. Dominik has a bright future in WWE, but the ultimate sacrifice is to end it before it begins. Dominik hit him from behind last week. Now it’s time to up the ante. Murphy challenges Dominik to a Street Fight. Dominik says Murphy has terrorized his family just as much as Rollins. Dominik will embarrass Murphy more in front of his Messiah. Murphy tells him to bring his family to ringside so they can watch his last match. Dominik says if Murphy lays a hand on his family, he’ll be taking his last breath.

(Grade B-)

WWE Raw results and grade: Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Mickie James Def. Natalya and Lana

Asuka and Mickie James argue over who is going to start the match. Mickie James starts against Natalya. Mickie quickly takes Natalya down and whiffs on a basement dropkick. Asuka tags in and locks up with Lana, who also tagged in. Asuka goes for a hip attack, but Lana moves. Mickie blind tags in, but Natalya also blind tagged in. Natalya dropkicks Mickie and beats on her for a bit. Asuka shouts at Natalya. Lana tags in and splashes Mickie against the ropes. Lana hits a sit-out facebuster, but Asuka breaks up the pin. Asuka and Natalya are sent out of the ring. Mickie hits a neckbreaker and goes for a tag, but Asuka is still down. Mickie goes to the top rope, but Asuka gets on the apron and blind tags in. Asuka puts Lana in the Asuka Lock, so Mickie keeps Natalya from getting in the ring. Mickie hits Natalya with the Mick Kick at ringside while Lana taps out.

(Grade C)

WWE Raw results and grade: Cedric Alexander joins Hurt Business

The Hurt Business makes their way to the ring alongside Cedric Alexander. MVP’s music has been remixed. It’s time for The VIP Lounge. MVP introduces the VIP Lounge and the newest member of The Hurt Business, Cedric Alexander. WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley hands Alexander a Hurt Business t-shirt. MVP says it took a long time for Alexander to come to his senses, so why the change now? Benjamin says he really wants to know as well.

Alexander says he was on the receiving end of a beating weekly. He’d rather learn and earn. His wallet was going broke running around with Ricochet, who calls himself “The One and Only.” What about him? As for Apollo Crews, why is he sacrificing his body for someone else’s championship opportunities?

(Grade B)

WWE Raw results and grade: The Hurt Business (WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, MVP, and Cedric Alexander) Def. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar), Ricochet, and Apollo Crews

Ricochet starts against Shelton Benjamin. Benjamin quickly hits him with a suplex for a two count. Apollo Crews tags in, hits Benjamin with a kick and a standing moonsault, and picks up a two count. Crews goes for an avalanche, but Benjamin boots him down. MVP tags in, but Crews quickly gets away. Crews blocks a kick and clubs MVP down. Ivar tags in and punches and clubs MVP down. Ivar boots MVP in the head and bounces him off the turnbuckle. Erik tags in, and they hit MVP with some knees to the body and head. Erik punches and knees MVP against the ropes before powering him to the corner. Ivar tags back in and hits MVP with a diving cross-body block for a near fall. Crews tags in and kicks MVP. Crews hits the ropes, but MVP hits him with a flapjack. MVP then sends Crews sternum-first into the turnbuckles. Lashley tags in and elbows away at Crews. Crews attacks back, but Lashley sets up for a Dominator. Crews gets out and tags Erik in.

Ricochet goes to the top rope for the 630, but he lands on his feet when Alexander moves. Alexander hits the Michinoku Driver. Alexander covers, but Ricochet kicks out before the three count. The referee still calls the match.

(Grade B)

WWE Raw results and grade: Randy Orton Def. Keith Lee

The bell rings, and Keith Lee smirks. Orton quickly gets out of the ring and holds his jaw in pain. Orton took a Claymore Kick from WWE Champion Drew McIntyre earlier in the night. Orton gets in the ring and signals for a test of strength, but then he ducks out of the ring. Lee reaches over the top rope and grabs Orton by the ear, pulling him up to the apron. Orton snaps him off the top rope and gets in the ring. Lee quickly connects with a Grizzly Magnum. Lee gets him up, but Orton thumbs him in the eye. Orton uppercuts him to the corner and puts him in the corner. Lee reverses a whip to the corner. Orton ducks a clothesline and goes for an RKO, but Lee doesn’t go down. Lee pushes Orton into the ropes and connects with a back elbow. Orton quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Lee follows him out and charges for a Pounce, but Orton drops down and Lee hits the barricade hard. Orton gets in the ring and looks for a count-out, but Lee gets in the ring.

Orton starts up the Garvin Stomps on Lee. Lee is holding his chest in pain. Orton covers for a one count. Lee powered him up on the kick out. Orton quickly hooks a rear chin lock on Lee and has him grounded. Lee fights up and knocks Orton off. Orton goes for an RKO, but Lee brushes him off. Orton holds his jaw in pain. Lee avalanches Orton and hits a running forearm. Orton is stumbled. Lee hits a spinning powerslam for a near fall. Lee lifts Orton up for a Spirit Bomb, but Orton slides off and drops him with an RKO. All of a sudden, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre hits Orton with a Claymore Kick!

McIntyre speaks to Orton, saying he wants Orton to see him in his nightmares. McIntyre walks off, but he’s stopped by Adam Pearce. Pearce says McIntyre is putting himself at risk not being cleared to compete. McIntyre cooly walks off. Orton is left holding his jaw.

(Grade A-)

WWE Raw results and grade:2-on-1 Handicap Match: The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan)Def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax

The bell rings, and Baszler applies a side headlock. Riott whips her off, but Baszler picks the leg. Riott hits an arm drag, but Baszler quickly comes back with a double wristlock. Baszler slams her down and keeps the hold applied. Nia Jax shouts that she could do that. Riott tries to fight her off, but Baszler keeps it applied. Riott finally fights out and tags Liv Morgan in. Baszler knocks Morgan off the apron, but Riott attacks Baszler. Morgan dropkicks Baszler, but Baszler quickly back. Baszler hits an inverted gutwrench suplex that lands Morgan on her face. Baszler goes to break her arm, but Jax is talking trash. Baszler goes for a slam, but Morgan rolls her up for the win.

(Grade B)

WWE RAW results and grade: RETRIBUTION brings chaos

RETRIBUTION’s logo appears on the LED boards. One of the members speaks. This ThunderDome is only a facade. Behind this mountain of screens is the same foundation. The same WWE as before. The same behemoth that discarded and disowned them, leaving them to survive in an unfair world. The powerful continue to grow, but they feed on the scraps of contempt. Another one says contempt is a powerful motivator. They are the locusts of contempt and will feed on anyone that supports WWE. They will seep into the pores of all. They are RETRIBUTION.

(Grade B)

WWE Raw results and grade: McIntyre once again attacks Orton

Randy Orton is walking backstage holding his jaw. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre attacks him from behind and digs his face into a turnbuckle for the ring interview area backstage. McIntyre puts Orton in the ring and hits him with his third Claymore Kick of the night. McIntyre stands tall over Orton.

WWE Raw results and grade: Street Fight: Dominik Mysterio w/ The Mysterio Def. Family vs. Murphy

Murphy immediately knees Dominik in the face and sends him out of the ring. Murphy sends Dominik into the barricade before throwing him over the commentary table. Rey Mysterio is holding a kendo stick, but is standing back and letting his son have the fight. Murphy stares at Rey. Dominik quickly clotheslines Murphy on the floor before throwing him over the commentary table. They brawl over to the LED “crowd.” Dominik sends Murphy into a barricade and climbs up to the LED boards. Dominik then climbs to the top of the LED boards and hits a nice cross-body onto Murphy on the concrete floor!

At last, Dominik ties Murphy up in the ropes. Rey gets in the ring with some kendo sticks. Father and son start hitting Murphy in the midsection with the kendo sticks. Rey looks into the camera and tells Seth Rollins that payback is a bitch. Angie and Aliyah get in the ring. Aliyah gleefully hits Murphy in the midsection with the kendo stick. Dominik pulls Murphy’s shirt up to expose his flesh. Rey gives his wife, Angie, the kendo stick, but she’s too nervous. She eventually hits him. Angie and Aliyah go back and forth hitting him with kendo sticks. Eventually Murphy quits the match!

(Grade A)