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WWE Raw results, live blog (Feb. 3, 2020): Road to Saudi Arabia

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 3, 2020) from the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event later this month in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: Getting a card put together for the next how, probably, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


He’s the wolf screaming lonely in the night, he’s the blood stain on the stage. He’s the tear in your eye, been tempted by his lie, he’s the knife in your back, he’s rage. He’s the razor to the knife, oh, lonely is our lives, my head’s spinnin’ round and round. But in the seasons of wither we’ll stand and deliver, be strong and laugh and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for y’all, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

We then get a recap of Edge’s promo from last week and Randy Orton attacking him thereafter.

Enter Randy Orton.

He stands and makes faces like he’s conflicted for a good long time before finally getting on the mic and saying he guesses he owes us an explanation. Last week, he says, before trailing off and eventually saying he can’t do this and leaving.

We get a recap of the men’s Royal Rumble match.

Lana makes her entrance to send us to break.

Lana vs. Liv Morgan

Lana with a mat slam off the ropes, roundhouse kick, only two. rear chinlock, Morgan gets out...

Liv Morgan wins by pinfall with an Arabian press reverse STO.

Post-match... RUBY RIOTT IS BACK!

She makes her entrance and gets in the ring with Liv... AND LAYS HER OUT WITH A RIGHT HAND! Boot to follow it up, mounted punches, kicks to the back, and she takes her leave.

Back in the ring, Lana draws Morgan up and hits an X-Factor on her!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary shares some pictures from tonight’s blizzard in Utah before showing us that the arena is actually about as full as usual.

Mojo Rawley and Riddick Moss are in the ring.

Drew McIntyre makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He thanks Salt Lake City for driving out in the blizzard before saying as soon as he puts the mic down, three seconds later he’ll claymore Mojo’s head off. But first he wants to talk about Brock Lesnar, who attacked him last week. And he didn’t just attack, he attacked from behind, and that’s just fine with Drew. That tells him that Brock Lesnar is apprehensive of the Sexy Scotsman, and he knows he’s just as big and fast and the Claymore knocked his ass out of the Royal Rumble.

At WrestleMania, he’s gonna kick Brock’s oversized head off his body and finally be WWE Champion! He turns and tells Rawley he forgot he was there for a second.

Drew McIntyre vs. Mojo Rawley

One, two, three...

Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with Claymore.

Buddy Murphy and the Authors of Pain are interviewed backstage.

Buddy says they’re gonna roar into the future alongside Seth Rollins, but Kevin Owens and Viking Raiders are working harder, not smarter. Rollins rolls up and tells them to prepare themselves for their match while he handles the interview. He talks about his #1 contender’s match tonight and says it’s a beautiful thing, redemption, and he doesn’t want to spell it out, but he’s beaten Brock Lesnar twice, and Drew McIntyre needs to see the writing on the wall and start preparing to fight him at WrestleMania.

Kevin Owens makes his entrance to send us to break.

Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) & Buddy Murphy vs. Kevin Owens & Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) (Elimination Match)

Erik and Murphy to start, double leg, tag to Owens, scoop and a slam to set up a senton. Tag to Ivar, scoop and a slam, Erik slams Warbeard on Buddy and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Buddy makes the tag and Rezar and Ivar square up. Big men a-clubberin’, Rezar with a big knee, off the ropes, Warbeard flips over him and decks him with a big boot before tagging Erik in. Passing him into a knee strike, but the AOP man explodes out of the corner with a lariat! Back suplex lift dropped into a knee, Akam raining overhead strikes down on Erik!

Buddy legal, blocking the tag, rolling solebutt, strike rush but Erik pastes him with a knee to the face and tags Ivar in! Off the ropes, falling side slam, basement crossbody, duck a lariat, right hands light Rezar up! Whip reversed... BANZAI DROP! Cartwheel lariat takes Murphy out and the viking man is fired up! Tag to Erik, the match breaks down and the vikings dive!

One of the AOP lads ducks a freight train crossbody on the floor and Warbeard takes the LEDs out hard! Seth hits Blackout on Erik and throws him back inside...

Erik is eliminated by pinfall with a lateral press from Buddy Murphy.

KO checks on an injured Warbeard on the floor as referees come out to evaluate him. They help him to the back and Owens stands alone as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Owens is isolated and the heels work him over at length. KO gets an enzuigiri off for some separation, but AOP drop him with a double-team and the cover is good for two. Trying to build momentum with strikes but Akam cuts him off and tags Murphy back in. Quick tags continue, but Kev fires up in the corner, ducking and dodging and striking, back body drop to the apron and he wipes Akam out with a cannonball off the apron!

Sidestep Rezar into the steel steps, catch Buddy with a superkick, throw him back inside, headed up top... KNEES UP ON THE SENTON ATOMICO! Off the ropes...

Buddy Murphy is eliminated by pinfall with a pop-up powerbomb from Kevin Owens.

Getting into it with Akam...

Akam is eliminated by pinfall with a Stunner from Kevin Owens.

KO puts Rezar into the post, one superkick staggers him, the second cuts him down... CANNONBALL! Headed up top... ONLY TWO! Fireman’s carry, Rollins with the distraction and Rezar plants him with the thrust spinebuster! Off the ropes, another one...

Authors of Pain & Buddy Murphy win, last eliminating Kevin Owens by pinfall with a thrust spinebuster.

Ricochet is interviewed backstage.

He talks about how all he’s ever wanted is a chance to prove that he’s one of the best and tonight he has that chance. He’s not as big or strong as Bobby Lashley, he doesn’t have a gang like Seth Rollins, but as slim as it may be, tonight is his chance to prove that determination can outweigh probability and it means everything to him.

Aleister Black makes his entrance.

Aleister Black vs. Eric Young

Young rushing him in the corner, striking away, right hand, overhead elbows, side headlock, shot off into a short-arm legsweep! Off the ropes, kitchen sink knee strike, trap the arm, knee lifts, rolling back elbow, leg kick sets up a knee strike! Back elbow gets a knee, drawing him up...

Aleister Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.

Post-match, Black gets on the mic.

He asks if we remember being told we could grow up to be anything we wanted only to later realize that it was quite the opposite. He never understood that about the system, and it’s not authentic. He’s a firm believer that people should be whoever they choose to be, because that right there drives relentless competition. So when he knocks down the Raw locker room, there won’t be any light seeping in.

He’ll engulf the whole room in shadows cast from the Black Mass, and while you lay there, you’ll realize it was done by a person who was told he could be whatever he wanted to be.

We get a recap of the whole Humberto Carrillo / Andrade “Cien” Almas feud.

Humberto Carrillo makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Angel Garza makes his entrance, accompanied by Zelina Vega.

Vega gets on the mic and asks if Carrillo is surprised before explaining that nobody smart plays fair, and she’s found Humberto’s vulnerability. When you mess with her business, you pay the price, and Angel’s no hired hitman, he’s the hottest latino prospect and Carrillo’s cousin! They get in the ring and Garza cuts a promo on him, saying he knows he’s in shock but there’s a reason he’s here.

They both know that in the actual time, he’s the leader of their family, so Humberto answers to him. He calls Carrillo a disgrace and Humberto snatches the mic from his hands! He talks to Angel in Spanish until Garza snaps and beats him down! WING CLIPPER! Zelina directs traffic and Angel throws Carrillo to the floor! Dropkick, throwing him into the steps, Vega pulls the mat back and exposes the concrete underneath!


Referees check on Humberto and we go to break.

Angel Garza vs. Rey Mysterio

Garza bails for mind games before returning to the ring. Side headlock takeover, reverse to a headscissors, Angel gets the ropes. Mysterio with a reverse chinlock, Garza fights to his feet, shot off, leapfrog, roll through, duck the back elbow, jockeying for position, Rey hits a tijeras! Angel gets the upper hand, big chop in the corner, Mysterio sidesteps the charge but gets set up top, tripped up, dropkick to the midsection from Garza!

Forcibly shaking Rey’s hand, drawing him up, back suplex lift sets him on the turnbuckles and Angel climbs up after him, tearing at the mask! Tree of Woe, running kick to the chest, jockeying for position, tijeras sets Garza up on the second rope but he back body drops the legend to the apron and pulls him off to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Mysterio hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Whip hard into the turnbuckles, Garza up top, thinking diving moonsault but Rey rolls out of the way! Victory roll pin for two, roll through a sunset flip, kick to the face, only a nearfall! Tornado DDT to follow it up, springboard seated senton, Garza grabs his leg to stop him from following it up and hammers him with a hard knee... NOT ENOUGH!

Wing Clipper denied, Rey hits a flip piledriver and sets him up for the 619 but Vega makes the save! Triangle dive to the floor lays Angel out! Zelina jawing at the legend, Garza nails him with a superkick and puts him into the barricade! Taking Rey over to the exposed concrete... HAMMERLOCK DDT! Referee John Cone calls for the bell...

Angel Garza... wins by referee stoppage, I guess? They don’t announce a finish so it’s either that, a DQ loss, or a double count-out draw, one supposes.

Commentary hypes up Charlotte Flair’s announcement and we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary again hypes up how the crowd made it here through the blizzard.

Charlotte Flair makes her entrance.

She says everybody wants to know who’s she’s choosing for WrestleMania, whether it’s Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship, or Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship, but here’s the thing, she’s held both titles and beaten both women multiple times. She’s held all— she’s cut off by a “Rhea!” chant and she acknowledges that she loves NXT— she’s held all the gold ten times.

But the Queen still wants all the gold, that’s what—

Enter NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley!

She gets on the mic and says Charlotte did win the women’s Royal Rumble, and now she gets to challenge for any title she’d like at WrestleMania, and she’s already beaten Becky and Bayley, but you know who Flair’s never beat? Rhea Ripley. As a matter of fact, she’s actually beaten Charlotte! So if she’s gonna challenge for any title at WrestleMania, well...

At this, Ripley holds up the NXT Championship.

Flair leaves without giving an answer, simply a “Wooo!” from the stage.

Bobby Lashley is interviewed backstage.

He says he’s gonna win the #1 contender’s match tonight and go on to beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.

Asuka makes her entrance and we go to break.

Asuka vs. Natalya

Circling, collar and elbow, into the ropes, Natalya with a side headlock takeover and Asuka gets the headscissors reversal. Neidhart with a wristlock, reversed to a hammerlock, reversed to a kneeling armbar and then reversed back to a cross armbar and they stalemate! Schoolboy from Nattie, only two, Asuka with the side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, roll over the dropdown, Neidhart with a heel hook!

Asuka counters with one of her own, Nattie kicks her back until the break. Side headlock, reversed to a chickenwing, looking for the Asuka Lock but Nattie gets to the ropes and forces the break. Uraken, Natalya lighting her up with strikes in response, whip reversed into a German suplex attempt, Nattie draws her up... REVOLUTION POWERBOMB IS ONLY GOOD FOR TWO!

Leg pick, Sharpshooter denied and Asuka rolls to the floor to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Asuka with a kneeling armbar, wrenching it in on Natalya. Neidhart stands up, forearms get a mat slam, following it up with chest kicks but she ducks the buzzsaw and schoolboys her for two. Back to the armbar, shift to the octopus hold, Off the ropes, sliding knee, only two! Jockeying for position, guillotine choke from the Empress of Tomorrow but Nattie reverses into a vertical suplex!

Both women down and out, rising back up, Natalya catches her on the hip attack but Asuka reverses to a victory roll! Back and forth pinning predicaments, no finish, discus lariat! Sharpshooter applied but Asuka gets the ropes! Out to the floor, back inside, Kairi Sane running interference and the Asuka Lock is on!

Asuka wins by submission with the Asuka Lock.

Post-match, Asuka cuts a promo in Japanese and calls Becky Lynch out, demanding a rematch for the title!

Enter Becky Lynch.

She asks if Asuka wants to fight her again after ducking her for a whole year, and that’s interesting because beating her at the Royal Rumble damn near gave her superpowers, and you’re damn right she wants to drink from that fountain again. But then she thinks, why would she put her title on the line so close to WrestleMania? Well, the only thing more fun that beating her ass once would be doing it again!

She turns around and fends an attack from Sane off and uses that as proof of her superpowers!

Seth Rollins is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, commentary informs us that Charlotte Flair will answer Rhea Ripley’s challenge on NXT this week.

Seth Rollins makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says it’s once again his time to dethrone Brock Lesnar. He talks about how he beat Brock before and how he doesn’t hate us but rather he wants to thank us for making him the man he is today. He’s gonna beat Lesnar one more time, and not for himself or for us, but for the greater good.

We get the rest of our entrances and go to break.

Bobby Lashley vs. Ricochet vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Championship #1 Contender’s Match)

The opening stretch is built around Ricochet ducking and dodging the two bigger men, duck a lariat, snap off a headscissors on Rollins! Off the ropes, Lashley trips him up, Seth comes back in with Sling Blade! Whip into the corner, back body drop to the apron, trading rights, Seth springboards back in but nobody’s home and Bob drops him with a shoulder block.

Shoulder thrust for Ricky, neckbreaker / DDT combo takes both guys out! Ricochet fires up, rolling dropkick, off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Off the ropes... CORKSCREW TOPE WIPES ROLLINS OUT! Throwing him back inside, Buddy Murphy runs in and attacks from behind! Authors of Pain put a beating on Lashley! Kevin Owens makes the save, taking Murphy out on the stage!

Erik attacks the Authors and he and KO run them off in turn! Chairs in hand, wailing on Akam and Rezar with the chairs! They chase AOP into the crowd and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Ricochet sidesteps the charge and Rollins goes hard into the turnbuckles! Running hot, flying forearm, shoulder thrust in the corner, a Penalty Kick for Lashley and a kick to the mush for Rollins! Springboard lariat, running shooting star press... BOB BREAKS IT UP! Military press, Ricky slips out, kicks, but Lashley plants him with the spinebuster this time!

Elevated reverse STO gets two off of Seth! Jockeying for position, Ricochet with right hands on Rollins, off the ropes, rolling sunset flip countered into a buckle bomb! Headed up top, Ricky cuts him off with an enzuigiri! Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles... TOWER OF DOOM! Ricochet with a kick from the turnbuckles to cut Bob off...

Ricochet wins by pinfall with the 630 senton on Bobby Lashley to become #1 contender to the WWE Championship.

Post-match, Brock Lesnar runs in and lays Ricochet out with the F-5!

That’s the show, folks.

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