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WWE Raw Results
Just a day removed from the surprisingly good Payback pay-per-view, we were back at it with more WWE Raw. On the show was promised a trio of singles matches followed by a triple threat finale to determine the next WWE Championship contender. What other adventures did Raw have in store? Here are the results:
- Keith Lee def. Dolph Ziggler in a WWE Championship #1 Contenders First Round Match
- Mickie James def. Lana
- Randy Orton def. Kevin Owens in a WWE Championship #1 Contenders First Round Match
- Cedric Alexander & Viking Raiders def. Hurt Business
- Riott Squad def. IIconics, earning them a Women’s Tag Team Championship match and forcing the IIconics to disband
- Seth Rollins def. Dominick Mysterio in a WWE Championship #1 Contenders First Round Match
- R-Truth def. Akira Tozawa (c) to win the 24/7 Championship
- Street Profits vs Angel Garza & Andrade goes to a no-contest when Retribution interferes
- Randy Orton def. Keith Lee & Seth Rollins to become #1 Contender for the WWE Championship
The biggest news of the night (aside from the return of Retribution) is the very random disbanding of the IIconics. One of the most entertaining women’s tag teams, and truly one of the only real teams on the women’s roster, losing them will be weird to see. It was also done with very little build-up at all. Later on in the evening Peyton tossed Billie into the Raw Underground ring to get beaten up, so if they are doing a full split it seems like Peyton will go heel. I’m intrigued, but I am also disappointed.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 1, 2020
Mauro Ranallo Leaving WWE
One of the best play-by-play people in the business has parted ways from WWE. WWE announced on Monday that they and Mauro Ranallo have “mutually and amicably agreed” to part ways. Ranallo had been with WWE in two runs since 2015, first as the lead voice of SmackDown and since 2017 as the play-by-play man for NXT. The yellow brand won’t sound the same, but all the best to Ranallo in his next adventures. Ranallo posted about the departure on his Facebook page, and mentioned wanting to focus on his health and other projects.
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WWE and Mauro Ranallo have mutually and amicably agreed to part ways. Mauro’s passion and enthusiasm left an indelible and exciting mark with WWE and its fans, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. https://t.co/9y99UhfRhl
— WWE (@WWE) September 1, 2020
Rey Mysterio Injured
WWE has announced that Rey Mysterio suffered an injury at Payback. Mysterio suffered a torn triceps in his match alongside son Dominick against Seth Rollins & Murphy (h/t WrestlingInc). Rey was scheduled to appear on Monday in a match against Rollins, but was replaced by Dominick.
Brock Lesnar a Free Agent
The Beast is apparently on the loose, but it isn’t a big deal. Reports emerged on Monday that Brock Lesnar’s contract with WWE had expired (h/t PWInsider). Lesnar hasn’t worked for the company since Wrestlemania where he lost to Drew McIntyre. WrestleVotes posted on Twitter that the belief from WWE & Lesnar is that they will be able to reach a deal again when either WWE needs him or Lesnar wants to return to work. That means we can probably pump the brakes on fantasy booking Brock in AEW.
The reports of Brock Lesnar being a free agent are true. In talking with a source, the belief is that once Lesnar is ready to work again, he’ll let McMahon know. Or vice versa, if WWE needs Brock, they will present a deal he can’t refuse. Currently, it’s nothing more than that.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 31, 2020
One for the Road:
Pour one out for the best show on Netflix.
Netflix Cancels The Big Show Show After One Season https://t.co/HVvXHSDvvT
— Fightful Wrestling (@FightfulWrestle) September 1, 2020