15th Sep2020

WWE Raw – Sept 14th 2020: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and “Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting” kicks ass. Let’s knit bitch! We’ve got Raw and it’s “IN YOUR FACE!” This show normally pisses me off, but I’d be happy to give this son of a bun a good review…if it deserves it. “Dragon’s Lair” gives me a gamer boner and Raw starts…Aisha Tyler!

Match #1: Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits def. SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura – Champions vs. Champions Match

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The Street Profits were out to defend their turf on Monday night against SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura, who took advantage of the quarterly Brand-to-Brand Invitational to cross over to Raw for one night. The blue brand’s champions brought the fight, and looked to have Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford on the ropes. However, The Street Profits fought back and caught their opponents off-guard, with Dawkins tagging into the bout as Cesaro suplexed Ford off the ropes. The Swiss Cyborg was unaware, and found himself on the receiving end of a top-rope splash from Dawkins for the three-count.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – The SmackDown guys carried the Raw guys and held this match together like a teenage boy who has to answer the phone while his parents call the house…during the boy’s Skinamax therapy session. The wrong team won, but both teams looked good from bell to bell, so it turned out fine. There were a lot of big slams here, which I wasn’t expecting. Can you imagine if this match had John Cena in it? It would have only had five moves. Donald Duck sounds like a skeeze when he snores and this was a rock’em sock’em, don’t blink or you’ll miss’em, white-knuckle thrill-ride that will split you wide open and get you pregnant…with excitement.

Match #2: Cedric Alexander def. Ricochet

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Cedric Alexander’s wallet may be a little fuller after joining The Hurt Business, but it looks as though he’ll have to keep looking over his shoulder for his former friends, Apollo Crews & Ricochet. Despite that, Alexander showed himself to be a solid pickup for The Hurt Business, securing the win over Ricochet after connecting with the Lumbar Check.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – That Irish Rock (lesser known WWF wrestling star) hit…”Don’t Cut The Line, Bitch!”, will not be present in this review. Instead, we have Cedric and Ricochet, thwopped each other good! This had all sorts of great aerial action that was pumped full of the kinetic, frenetic mayhem that lucha often provides. If you wanna see two of the best go toe-to-toe and hold-for-hold from bell-to-bell, then go watch this ass-smackin’ good time of a match…pilgrim.

Match #3: Asuka def. Mickie James – Raw Women’s Championship Match

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Realizing that this could be her last chance at a championship, Mickie James left it all in the ring against The Empress of Tomorrow. But although Mickie James was ready for Asuka, Asuka was also ready for her. The Raw Women’s Champion locked on the Asuka Lock, and despite James’ best efforts to fight out, the referee ruled her unable to continue and awarded the match to Asuka.

My Opinion: 3.9 out of 5 – This was damn good, even if it only went eleven minutes and had a wonky finish. I think it might’ve been some kind of blown call… Asuka and MJ went full-tilt wild on each other, just like Tarzan on his honeymoon with Jane…and her sister, Enaj. This was balls-to-the-wall action, which is ironic considering what both of these fighters are packing in the crotchital region. This really was a breathless, tense prize fight that only saw its momentum end by way of the premature finish (like me every Saturday night).

Match #4: Bobby Lashley def. Erik

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After their brawl during Cedric Alexander and Ricochet’s match earlier in the night, Erik and The All Mighty were primed to throw down themselves. With his partner Ivar on the shelf, Erik looked impressive in one-on-one competition, but it would not be enough to knock off the United States Champion, as Lashley clamped on the Hurt Lock for the tapout victory.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – For a minute match, this was really damn good. There wasn’t a dull mome…it was good stuff.

Match #5: Seth Rollins def. Dominik Mysterio – Steel Cage Match

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Despite The Monday Night Messiah’s stern warning to stay in the locker room, his estranged disciple Murphy made his way into the WWE ThunderDome, ready to slide a Kendo stick to Seth Rollins. That turned the tides of the battle in Rollins’ favor, but Dominik Mysterio, fueled by defending his family’s honor, claimed the Kendo stick himself and laid into The Monday Night Messiah. Murphy, obsessed with getting back into Rollins’ good graces, prevented Rey Mysterio from helping Dominik escape the cage, but then inadvertently slammed the cage door into Rollins. Despite that, the more experienced Rollins was able to slow down the fiery rookie, eventually putting Dominik down with two Stomps as he stared down the Mysterio family at ringside. After the bell, Rollins once again berated Murphy, slamming the cage door into his disciple before taunting Rey’s wife Angie and daughter Aalyah.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – This was a good brawl that got real ambitious in the final third and delivered what it should have: excellent wrestling. Dominik and Seth worked very well together, with Seth carrying Dominik through the tougher parts of the cage with ease. This was all very dramatic and intense, with the result always in question. That being said, the right person won the bout and that is always something to celebrate.

Match #6: Kevin Owens def. Aleister Black

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After their foray into Raw Underground last week, Kevin Owens and Aleister Black took their rivalry into the WWE ThunderDome this week. The Dutch Destroyer worked over KO’s knee, but was eventually distracted by the lights in the arena flickering. While it did not signal the arrival of RETRIBUTION this time, it did give Owens an opening for a Stunner to get the win.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This was starting to get good when it ended too quickly, but it was haughty action (filthy poor people) that was some-thing to be proud of, if only in intent.

Match #7: The Riott Squad def. Natalya & Lana

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As their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match at WWE Clash of Champions approaches, The Riott Squad looked to be out to send a message to Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler in defeating Natalya & Lana. However, the champions responded to their brash challengers by ambushing Natalya & Lana after the bell. Jax capped off the attack by grabbing The Ravishing Russian and driving her through the commentary table with a Samoan Drop.

My Opinion: 1.8 out of 5 – This was a minute and a half of BBBBBLLLLLLLPPPPPPPHHHHHHHHHLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Match #8: (Main Event) Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee (No Contest)

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After their earlier brawls, Keith Lee was determined to take out Drew McIntyre and earn himself an opportunity at the WWE Championship at WWE Clash of Champions in the event Randy Orton is unable to compete. But Lee would not get the chance to do that, as RETRIBUTION crashed the scene and ambushed both Superstars.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was very nice for the ten or so minutes it went for, but the dick-rangers came out and ruined the match by turning this into an, admittedly visceral, brawl that caused this match to be a toss-up. I liked what I saw, but not why I didn’t get to see more.

News Of The Night:

  1. RETRIBUTION and The Hurt Business brawled during the main event.
  2. RETRIBUTION admitted that they are current/former Performance Center signees who want revenge for never getting a main roster push.
  3. Braun Strowman fought Dolph Ziggler, Titus O’Neil and Riddick Moss in Raw Underground, with a match between Braun and Dabba-Kato scheduled for next week.
  4. Dolph Ziggler, MVP and Byron Saxton filled in for Samoa Joe and Tom Philips on commentary.

Final Verdict: 3.7/5

This was an excellent show that had some issues, but was quite entertaining overall.

One Response to “WWE Raw – Sept 14th 2020: Results & Review”

  • Nathan Favel

    Also, Zelina Vega ditched Andrade and Angel Garza in favor of challenging Asuka for the Raw Women’s Title.