06th Oct2020

WWE Raw – Oct 5th 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 we have…A F-CKIN’ WEREWOLF! HOLY SHIT! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! LET’S GET THE F-CK OUT OF HERE! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Monday Night Raw starts…AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! IT’S BITING MY…ASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

Match #1: Asuka, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke def. Zelina Vega, Natalya & Lana

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In Raw’s opening match, the Raw Women’s Champion joined forces with Monday night’s newest tag team, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke, to battle Zelina Vega, Natalya & Lana. Despite the best efforts of Vega to distract her opponents, The Golden Goddess rocked Lana with a knee strike to get the three-count. The Ravishing Russian’s night did not end there, though. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler arrived and seemed ready to plant Natalya through the commentary desk, until Lana came to her rescue. Unfortunately, Jax then grabbed The Ravishing Russian and drove her through the table with a Samoan Drop for the third consecutive week.

My Opinion: 2.3 out of 5 – Asuka did a nice job when she was in there, but not much else happened here. Do you like my new moustache? Your mother liked it… Natalya worked hard to keep her team movin’ and groovin’, but head-locks and arm-bars can only do so much. There’s nothing terrible here, but Joe Cocker-Spaniels love to sniff your crotch with a little help from their friends, so there’s that at least. As openers go, this was dull, but it didn’t break the bank, so you can at least get your deposit back.

Match #2: Seth Rollins & Murphy def. Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo

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Before this tag team battle, Murphy confronted The Monday Night Messiah, demanding an apology from Rollins for revealing his DMs with Aalyah Mysterio. That incensed Rollins, who sternly reminded his disciple about who holds the power in their relationship. But before their argument could escalate, Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo arrived for their tag team battle. Rollins and his disciple were not on the same page during the bout, allowing the son of Rey Mysterio and his partner to take control of the match. The high-flying duo looked to be on their way to victory until Murphy clobbered a mid-flight Carrillo with a knee to get the win. After the match, Rollins confronted his disciple in the backstage area, giving Murphy until 10 p.m. to apologize for his actions.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This really picked-up at the end, with Murphy really coming through with a blistering performance that will give you…HIGH ANXIETY! I’VE GOT TO GIVE IN! The last third of the match was very kinetic and brisk, like an orgy with a Barrel Of Monkeys. OOOOOO OOOOOO!!! AAAAAAA AAAAAAA!!! Get the newspaper! Get the newspaper! GET THE STINKIN’ NEWSPAPER!!! That’s what I would be saying if this match was good, but since it’s decent at best, I’m just gonna say that I’m the Cocker’s daughter.

Match #3: Keith Lee and Braun Strowman – Exhibition Match (Double Count-Out)

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Braun Strowman came to Raw looking for a fight. While WWE official Adam Pearce couldn’t give him an official match, he could offer The Monster an Exhibition Match – a non-sanctioned battle that would not count toward either man’s win/loss record. Keith Lee immediately stepped up and volunteered to fight Strowman. The two titans clashed and could not be contained by the ring, leading to both men being counted out. But that did not stop the two bruisers from continuing to engage. First, Strowman tackled Lee through the ringside barricade. Then, Lee got back to his feet and brawled back up the ramp before hurling The Monster into the LED boards, then spearing him off the entrance ramp.

My Opinion: 1.8 out of 5 – The match was a minute and sucked, but the brawl that ensued was really good.

Match #4: Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin def. Ricochet & Apollo Crews

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After Ricochet turned down MVP’s offer to join The Hurt Business, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin were given specific directions to punish him during this tag team affair. And that they did. Bobby Lashley steamrolled over Apollo Crews, planting him into the canvas with a spinebuster before cinching in the Hurt Lock to get the submission win for The Hurt Business.

My Opinion: 3.1 out of 5 – Arthur Brisbane is a kook, a loon and a basket-case…just like this match! Ricochet got tossed around like a jet-pack cannoli, which is a hell of a way to have dessert. Everybody moved around the ring like butter in a peasant’s mouth…filthy peasants! While this was no great all-time classic, it was easy to follow and you all know how I am with thinking (ME NO SMART!) This whole thing was over before it could really get going, but the wrestling was swift and nimble, like a high-priced hooker on holiday, so that’s alright. This was so middle-of-the-road that it could make me scream…AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Match #5: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. The Riott Squad – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match

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At the start of this championship showdown, Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan used double-team offense and speedy tags to keep Nia Jax down. However, it wasn’t long before The Irresistible Force got back to her feet and overpowered the challengers. Then, Baszler tagged into the match and went to work on the previously injured shoulder of Riott. Ruby fought through the immense pain, got back to her corner and tagged Morgan. Liv brought the fight to both of the champions, but she was stopped in her tracks by Jax. The Riott Squad fought valiantly, but Jax & Baszler retained their titles when Riott tapped out to the Kirifuda Clutch as Jax forced Morgan to watch.

My Opinion: 3.1 out of 5 – Ruby was the star here, selling for an equally skilled Shayna to make their portion of the match worth watching. Sadly, they were not the only two people here in the match.Ruby played the part of the loser beautifully and lost to the point it made her look tough-as-nails. All in all, this was a decent match with a great pairing between two people that ought to be back in the saddle together very soon.

Match #6: Mustafa Ali vs. MVP (No Contest)

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Ahead of this battle with MVP, Mustafa Ali declared that MVP could bring The Hurt Business with him, but Ali would be fighting this battle alone. That looked to be a poor choice, as MVP, Lashley & Benjamin trapped him in the corner. But before they could do any damage, the lights in the WWE ThunderDome went out, signaling the arrival of RETRIBUTION. Ali seemed as though he was going to align with The Hurt Business to fight off the vigilantes. In fact, MVP, Lashley & Benjamin were all smiles as Ali walked out of the ring and stared down T-BAR and Mace. But the smiles were quickly wiped off their faces as Ali turned back toward them and issued an order to the vigilantes: “Get ‘em.” With that, RETRIBUTION unleashed hell on The Hurt Business, taking out all three members in ruthless fashion. With Ali seemingly revealing himself as the mastermind behind the operation, just what chaos does RETRIBUTION have planned for WWE?

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – The match never really came together, but this was all an angle to reveal that Mustafa Ali is the leader of RETRIBUTION.

Match #7: (Main Event) Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode def. Drew McIntyre & The Street Profits

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The WWE Champion and the Raw Tag Team Champions were out for payback after Randy Orton’s attack on the Legends Lounge last week. But it would be hard to come by in this battle, as The Viper was out to unleash his brand of brutality after Drew McIntyre accepted his WWE Hell in a Cell challenge. He did just that, slamming Montez Ford into the commentary table, among other ruthless acts. McIntyre was laser-focused on punishing Orton, which may have led to his downfall. The WWE Champion had The Viper in his sights for a Claymore, until Robert Roode forced him to take his eyes off Orton. McIntyre dropped Roode with a Claymore, but he turned around into an RKO that gave Orton an all-important victory heading into their WWE Title Hell in a Cell Match on Oct. 25.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – Bruce Willis couldn’t f-ck his way out of a paper-bag and this match was…okay. The Street Profits were actually the best part here, with Montez Ford really delivering a great performance. I can’t tell you this was a bad match, but there isn’t much to remember out of it either. Well, it came and went, but not without capping the show nicely, if without any real panache.

News Of The Night:

  1. Mustafa Ali is the creator and leader of RETRIBUTION.
  2. Drew McIntyre fights Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell match for the WWE World Title at Hell In A Cell.

Final Verdict: 2.6/5

This was a show that mostly got by on Mustafa Ali being revealed as the leader of RETRIBUTION.


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