Just 24 hours after losing the WWE Championship to Randy Orton inside Hell in a Cell, Drew McIntyre will kick off tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
The Scottish Superstar battled The Viper inside, outside and on top of the career-altering steel structure and even plummeted from the side of the cage through an announce table. What will McIntyre have to say after losing his title in the wake of such epic carnage? Will it lead another volatile altercation with Orton? Don’t miss a moment of Raw, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Featured below are WWE Monday Night RAW results for October 26, 2020 written by eWrestling.com female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow me on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE Monday Night RAW LIVE Results (10/26/2020)
“Are you ready for a good time?” The “WWE Forever” promo flashes across the screen to signal the start of tonight’s WWE Monday Night RAW!
Immediately as the show begins, we are sent into a video package highlighting the main event match between Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton at Hell In A Cell pay-per-view last night. We see the main points of the match including Randy Orton sending Hell In A Cell first-timer, the former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre straight to hell before pinning him for the WWE Championship!
In-Ring – Drew McIntyre
As we head into the WWE Thunderdome, the entrance theme for former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre as he makes his way to the stage for the first time without the championship belt. McIntyre makes his way down the ramp and into the ring wearing street attire. McIntyre lifts the mic and begins to speak about losing his championship belt.
McIntyre says, “It’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward… that’s how winning is done!” McIntyre continues on with more analogies and inspirational quotes. McIntyre says he should be angry, especially after he was thrown off the side of a 16 foot steel cage, through a table.
“Here’s the thing, if you could read my mind right now, if you knew what was going on up here right now, you wouldn’t feel the same… you would be scared.”
Mr. Money in the Bank – The Miz w/ John Morrison Interrupts
Awwwwesome! The new Mr. Money in the Bank briefcase holder, The Miz, makes his way to the stage as his entrance theme sounds over the speakers in the Thunderdome! “Bravo Drew, bravo!” Miz tells everyone in the arena and everyone at home to give McIntyre an encore! McIntyre warns Miz and Morrison to choose their next words very, very wisely. McIntyre isn’t happy. He says he’s going to drop Morrison and Miz where they stand.
The Miz says McIntyre’s 200-plus day run as WWE Champion was almost as impressive as Miz being a two-time Money in the Bank holder. Miz and Morrison say they’re out here to commend McIntyre for not letting his loss get him down. “Now you don’t have to worry about facing Randy Orton anymore, because I have [the Money in the Bank]. I want each and every one of you to understand that this entitles me to a world title shot any time I want.”
Miz reminds McIntyre that he cashed in on Orton once before, in the same location. “You know what, history could repeat itself tonight.”
Miz says if McIntyre was still champ, he’d cash in anyway, leaving McIntyre “disappointed, frustrated and empty-handed.”
Morrison is poking fun at McIntyre now, but he’s not having it. He headbutts both Miz and Morrison, and lands two suplexes on Morrison. The Miz comes back to the ring, saving Morrison with a chop to McIntyre’s knee. McIntyre then stomps on Miz’s sunglasses. McIntyre ends the segment, saying he’s going to run something by management tonight. With a smile, as he leans on the top rope looking up at Miz and Morrison, McIntyre states “It’s going to be a bad night for Miz and Morrison.
Qualifying Matches for the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view which is three weeks from Sunday!
Elias vs. Keith Lee is the first qualifier for Survivor Series. Next, the Barefooted Bro-wonder, Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus. Then, Jeff Hardy takes on the phenomenal AJ Styles in a qualifying match!
Survivor Series Qualifying Match
AJ Styles vs Jeff Hardy
As the announcements end at ringside, Out first for the first official match-up of the evening is the phenomenal AJ Styles who is accompanied by new friend/”bodyguard” Jordan Omogbehin as Styles music sounds in the arena. Styles makes his way into the ring with his “friend” and poses in the center of the ring as we head to commercial break.
As we return from commercial break, we see a quick video clip from “Last Monday” on WWE Monday Night RAW where AJ Styles defeated the original bro, Matt Riddle.
AJ Styles states Jeff Hardy is the “biggest cheater in the business” as he supposedly illegally used his knee brace as a weapon to win his match against Styles (a brace that was only there due to Styles attack on Hardy during a RETRIBUTION attack).
The bell finally rings and this match is officially underway. Styles takes down Hardy to start things off. The action spills out of the ring as Styles chases Hardy to the outside of the ring.Styles with a cheap shot to take momentum. Irish whip, but Hardy slides out of the ring. Hardy to the apron, but he’s caught on the outside by Omogbehin while going for a dive on Styles. Commercial break with Omogbehin holding Hardy.
As we return from commercial break, we are reminded this is a Survivor Series qualifier, we see that Styles has the momentum as he holds control of the match. Styles hits an Enziguri to the head of Hardy followed by a brain buster for the cover. Hardy kicks out at two. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Styles heads to the far corner. Dive into the corner by Styles misses. Vintage Hardy now with an inverted Atomic Drop and Low Drop Kick for two.
Two kicks to the face by Hardy followed by a downstairs drop kick in the corner for two. Hardy is gassed however. Styles takes advantage with a neck breaker. Both men are staggered, Hardy hits a jaw breaker and a side Russian leg sweep, then stacks Styles up for a near fall.
Hardy puts Styles on the top, and goes for a superplex. Styles slips under, slamming Hardy face first into the top turnbuckle. Styles picks Hardy up and lands a torture rack bomb for a near fall!
Samoa Joe puts over Hardy’s legendary resilience as both men are down. Styles goes for a Pele kick, but it’s reversed into a pin attempt for two. Hardy to the top again, but Styles knocks him down. Hardy lands on his injured left knee. Both Hardy and Styles are down on the mat, as they get back to their feet, Hardy hits a Jawbreaker on Styles. Styles is staggering as Hardy hits a Side Russian Leg Sweep, then Hardy stacks him up for a pin attempt. Styles kicks out. Hardy follows Styles to the corner of the ring. Hardy lifts Styles to the top turnbuckle then follows him up top. Styles slips through and sends Hardy face-first into the top turnbuckle. Styles racks Hardy then hits the Rack Bomb for the two count! Styles looks frustrated.
Hardy stops dead in his tracks as he sees Styles’ “friend” standing across from him at ringside. Phenomenal Forearm for the three count pin and win! Styles moves on to the traditional 5 on 5 match at Survivor Series!
Winner: AJ Styles
After the Match
We see replays from the match as Styles makes his way up the ramp with his new “insurance policy” by his side. Hardy returns to his feet inside the ring, still looking pained. Suddenly Elias comes from out of nowhere and strikes Hardy with yet another guitar to drop Hardy inside the ring. Elias stands over Hardy’s body.
Backstage – R-Truth
We head backstage where we see R-Truth as he is being interviewed about defending the 24/7 title last night. Truth notes that he’s going to scout his competition tonight, including The Lucha House Party, Grew Gulak and Akira Tozawa. He’s asked about the danger od being at ringside with his title, since it has to be defended at all times. “Being a 24/7, 48/4, 7-11, I-95 South, European Champion. Is dangerous. I eat dangerously, I sleep dangerously. In fact, my third middle name is R-Franklin Dangerously Copperpot Truth. We head to commercial break.
Pre-Match Quick Run Down
Back live for a spotlight on the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We then get a recap of Truth beating Gulak for the 24/7 title and Tozawa and LHP entering after.
Tozawa & Gulak v Lucha House Party
Tozawa with a punch to the jaw of Lince Durado. He then tags in Gulak. Double team and a cover for Gulak. He stretches Dorado. afterwards. Big chops and a kick. He goes for a power bomb, but Dorado reverses into a DDT.
We see the current 24/7 champion, R-Truth make his way out as he comes out to watch the match with his belt wrapped around his waist.
Immediately we see Tozawa roll Truth for a two quick two count pin attempt. Truth sends Tozawa into the barricade as Gran Metalik hits Truth with a dropkick on the outside. Everyone tries to pin Truth. Dorado then goes off the top and pins Gulak to end the match
Winners: Lucha House Party
After the Match
Following the win, we see everyone is still trying to pin Truth. Truth exits, stage left even… as he heads to the back. It’s all out craziness as we head to commercial break.
Huskus The Pig
We cut to Huskus the Pig being horny over a plate of assorted cakes and confections to send us to break.
Firefly Fun House
As we return from the commercial break, we get the intro for the Firefly Fun House which continues to expand recently!
All the puppet pals are having snacks in the Fun House and we see Bray Wyatt is dressed as the Mad Hatter. He welcomes us to his mad tea party and Rambling Rabbit tells him to cheer up. He says it’s not that kind of mad and their special guest is about to arrive.
It’s Alexa Bliss and she’s brought the tea! She made it extra special just for Rabbit and says it’s got strawberry, peach, sugar, and a little secret ingredient in it. He presses her for the secret and she admits that it’s arsenic, at which point we cut to Rabbit, poisoned and dying. Bray says she’s fitting right in because she’s mad, and she asks how he knows.
He says she must be or she would have never come here, because this is a magical place where He comforts you and heals you, and there’s only one thing you have to do— let him in. She says the fun is just beginning because she gets to chat with Randy Orton on A Moment of Bliss later tonight. Rambling Rabbit gets up and says he’s alright after all! Bray then proceeds to repeatitvely strike Ramblin’ until he’s dead. What a “Fun” House!
We head into a video clip from last week with the Keith Lee vs. Braun Strowman match highlights!
Backstage Interview – Keith Lee
We head backstage where we see the Limitless One standing in the hallway. Lee states there’s no question about what Braun did last week— he couldn’t beat him clean, so instead of losing like a man he took a cheap way out. Lee notes that Strowman likes to call himself a monster, but the next time they meet, he’ll show him a real monster. But not tonight… tonight is about destroying Elias and moving on to Survivor Series. With that, we head to commercial break!
Backstage – Adam Pearce
We return from commercial break just in time to see five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce, Pearce walks up on the RAW Women’s Tag-Team duo of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Jax states there’ll be no need for qualifying matches for the women’s team at Survivor Series because she’s made a list as team captain. He takes it and says he’ll take it under advisement but she’s not captain. Shayna presumes that SHE is team captain and gives him her own list, which Jax is not on.
Adam says he’s going to take both lists and make an announcement before the end of the night.
In-Ring Concert – Ladies and Gentleman… Elias
We head back into the ThunderDome where we see Elias performing one of his amazing songs…eh-hem… and lights flash and strobe around him.
He says he’s tasting sweet victory and celebrating his new album, out now, which he claims is at number two on the charts. He launches into a song but gets cut off by his opponent’s entrance, poor little rockstar…
Survivor Series Qualifier
Elias vs. Keith Lee
With Elias already giving a concert in the ring, no entrance necessary. Out next is The Limitless Keith Lee as his music interrupts Elias’s 28 minute (seems that long… maybe a little less) minute song. The referee signals for the bell and this match is officially underway! To kick things off, Lee comes in hot as he grabs Elias by the arm, whips Elias across the ring, then hits a Leapfrog. Next he hits a Drop Down, with Freight train Crossbody on Elias! Elias is then whipped out of the ring, landing at ringside as the action spills to the floor.
Keith jumps over the announcer’s table (pretty impressive for a guy his size, but he is “Limitless”) as we head to commercial break!
We return from commercial break and head back into the ring where Lee is still in control of this match-up from commercial, Lee is in control with a kneeling armbar applied on Elias. Lee sets up for the Spirit Bomb, but the Elias counters to a Frankensteiner! Off the ropes with a Big Knee and Keith falls to the apron! Elias takes advantage of the slip, Lee is sent into the post a few times, back inside, Double Axe handle off the top, heads in for the cover! Lee kicks out at two.
Elias hits a Mule Kick out of the corner followed by a Swinging Neckbreaker, only two! Elias up top but Jeff Hardy’s music hits for the distraction! Keith with a Military Press Slam, pop him up and hits a Spirit Bomb for the three count pin and win!
Winner: Keith Lee
After the Match
Keith Lee celebrates his victory. Elias is still inside the ring when Jeff Hardy shows up and strikes Elias across the back with a guitar.
Backstage – The Hurt Business
Backstage, the Hurt Business accost a crew member for trying to us “their” bathroom and he runs off scared to send us to break.
Video Clip – Hell In A Cell 2020 Main Event Highlights/Re-cap
As we return from the commercial break, we are immediately sent into yet another recap of the main event from Hell in a Cell.
Backstage Interview – NEW WWE Champion, Randy Orton!
We head backstage where we see Randy Orton is being interviewed. He says he doesn’t care who you are, at the end of the day there’s only one Randy Orton and the only people that need to be concerned are those who cross him.
Video Package – RETRIBUTION
We head into a video package that highlights the newest faction… Retribution.
The Hurt Business make their entrance to send us to break.
Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander, Montel Vontavious Porter, & Shelton Benjamin) vs. Retribution (Mace, Mustafa Ali, SLAPJACK, & T-Bar)
Commentary member Tom Phillips reminds us that that WWE United States Champion and Hurt Business member Bobby Lashley will face IC Champ Sami Zayn at Survivor Series. Inside the ring, we see Hurt Business member, MVP. MVP takes the mic. He says The Hurt Business doesn’t run from anyone, including RETRIBUTION. Lashley takes the mic and says that RETRIBUTION is a liability. MVP adds that RETRIBUTION is bad for business. He struck a deal with the company to take out RETRIBUTION. Benjamin says once they take out their opposition, they want their payment in gold.
T-Bar and Lashley start. Lashley takes T-Bar to the corner and lands dirty boxing. He mauls T-Bar with strikes, but T-Bar hits a big boot. Elbows and punches now. Lashley off the ropes with a shoulder tackle to T-Bar. Both struggle to gain control. Lashley hits a flatliner and takes T-Bar to THB’s corner. MVP is tagged in. Strikes back and forth. T-Bar gets the upper hand and tags in Mace.
Mace with a headlock and elbows to MVP. He tags in Slapjack, who hits a dropkick to the back of MVP’s head for a near fall. Punches in the corner and an upper cut, but then Slapjack misses and lands head first on the second rope. MVP hits a Modified Suplex, then looks for the cover. Kick out at two! Reckoning (Mia Yim) goes to ringside and convulses, distracting MVP. Slapjack rolls him up for the three. MVP has been eliminated. Reckoning continues to convulse as we head to commercial.
We return from the break, Lashley has Slapjack in a Waist Lock. Slapjack goes for a DDT but it doesn’t work. Lashley off the ropes with a Spear for the three.Slapjack has been eliminated. The match continues as T-Bar makes his way back in. T-bar and Lashley spill over to the outside. A Clothesline sends T-bar over the barricade at ringside. Lashley follows him. Both men are brawling and get counted out.
We’re down to the final four, and it’s Ali and Mace against Shelton and Cedric.
Mac and Cedric are in the ring. Mace starts things off by looking for a Roundhouse Kick and a couple of stiff shots, downing Cedric. Cedric takes out the knee of Mace and pushes Ali to the outside. Mace gets the upper hand again, but doesn’t realize that Shelton made a blind tag. He hits pay dirt for the three.Mace is eliminated.
Ali is in. Off the ropes, but he’s caught by Shelton, who hits a fall away slam. Cedric is tagged in. He beats Ali down in the corner. Ali is thrown into the opposite corner, but he lands a drop kick to Benjamin, who’s taken off the apron. Cedric gets back in control with a back body drop. He brawls with Ali to the outside. Ali grabs a chair and hits Cedric for the DQ.
Winners: The Hurt Business
After the Match
The Hurt Business looks to get some action in on Mustafa Ali, but he flees.
Backstage – Angel Garza
We head backstage where we see Angel Garza who has a rose for Mandy Rose. Rose refuses the offer due to her relationship with Otis.
Garza then turns to Dana Brooke now, but Jax — who takes the rose — and Shayna tell him to leave as they discuss the RAW women’s Survivor Series team. Rose and Brooke feel they should be the captains due to being undefeated on RAW. We then return to inside the arena.
Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre Entrance
The entrance theme for McIntyre sounds over the speakers in the ThunderDome as the former WWE champion makes his way to the ring for his match this evening.
Mr. MITB The Miz Entrance
As we return from the commercial break, we are back in the ThunderDome LIVE live as The Miz enters. We get a recap of him beating Otis for the MITB contract last night.
The Miz vs Drew McIntyre
Both men are inside the ring as the match is officially announced, The referee signals for the bell. orrison with the distraction, Miz tries to pick the leg but McIntyre blocks him and throws him into the corner. Lighting him up with chops, right hands, demanding he tell him a joke but the A-Lister hits him in the knee to try and rally. The rally fails, Drew dumps him to the floor and chops him against the barricade!
Miz puts McIntyre’s ribs into the steel, back inside, the Scotsman dry heaving, the A-Lister with kicks in the corner, duck a lariat, kick to the knee and the basement DDT connects… ONLY A ONE COUNT! Choking Drew over the ropes, Johnny Raw with the cheap shot, Miz with a running boot, right hands, shoulder kneebreaker in the corner!
Wrenching Drew’s leg over the ropes, kicks in the corner, McIntyre with a series of lariats, whip across, overhead belly-to-belly and then another one! Jumping neckbreaker, kip-up, the Scotsman fired up, Future Shock denied and the A-Lister passes him to the floor! Morrison tries to clock him with the briefcase but Drew boots him down and throws the case into the pit near the stage!
Back inside, Miz with a nearfall but McIntyre runs the ropes…
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Backstage – New Day
Backstage with The New Day, who are dressed as The Street Profits and are impersonating them. The two pairs of tag champs will face off at Survivor Series. RAW Women’s Champion Asuka appears and says she wants the smoke. She faces SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at the PPV. Randy Orton also takes on Roman Reigns.
The Hurt Business Barge In
The Hurt Business interrupt. MVP reminds The New Day and Asuka that Lashley is taking on Sami at Survivor Series, and that THB have their eyes set on The New Day’s tag titles. The champs aren’t bothered, and start chanting with Asuka. Commercial break.
Five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce is in the ring with fellow road agent Pat Buck.
He announces the five women that will be on Team Raw at Survivor Series— Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, and…
Nia Jax Interrupts
Nia Jax interrupts and asks that the team captain be allowed to announce the fifth member. All four women in the ring bicker over who that is, and Adam busts in to say that the fifth member will be settled in a four-way match tonight between Lana, Lacey Evans, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross, beginning right now!
Survivor Series Qualifier Match
Lacey Evans vs. Lana vs. Nikki Cross vs. Peyton Royce
All-out chaos to start and to send us to break! Back from commercial, Royce gets Cross in a wicked Lotus Lock in the ropes! Peyton follows it up by dumping Lana to the floor and fending Evans off after! Neckbreaker drop takes Nikki down for two, Rear Chinlock follows it up, Cross slings her off. Back body drop puts her on the apron, forearm connects and she smashes Royce into the turnbuckle before diving on Lana and following it up with a leg drop on the floor!
Tornado DDT to Lacey and Nikki Cross is fired up! Headed up top, diving crossbody for two on Royce! Lana ties Cross up in the ropes, a kick connects, Lacey drops her with the Woman’s Right, Nikki with a cover, Royce breaks it up, reverse roundhouse to Evans! Hooking Cross, Widow’s Peak ON Lacey Evans… SO CLOSE!
Nikki and Lacey up in the turnbuckles, Cross shrugs her off but Peyton cuts her off with the reverse roundhouse and climbs to meet her. Nikki knocks her down, Evans back up with her, Peyton underneath… TOWER OF DOOM! Lana pulls Royce out and slides in and hits a Lateral Press for the three count pin and win!
After the Match
Lana goes and hugs Nia Jax to celebrate and you know it… SAMOAN DROP THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!
Backstage Interview – WWE Champion Randy Orton
Randy Orton is interviewed backstage and says he’s still going to appear on A Moment of Bliss tonight.
He’s not afraid of the Fiend— if he wants to show his ugly-ass face tonight, that’s fine with him because he’d be happy to introduce him to the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment… RKO.
Matt Riddle makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for tonight’s episode of Raw Talk.
Video Promo – RETRIBUTION
Retribution get a promo where Mustafa Ali says they’re not a team, they’re a mission. They’re willing to sacrifice everything for that mission, so remember— they win when you suffer.
Survivor Series Qualifier Match
Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus
Sheamus with a side headlock, into the ropes, Riddle turns him around and gets under him for a spinebuster! Sheamus scrambles away and takes a breather on the floor before going back inside for the headlock takeover. Grinding Riddle down on the mat, reversed to a triangle choke but Sheamus pins him for the break.
Sheamus with a spinebuster of his own, cover for two and into a double wristlock! Matt posts to his feet and counters with a Karelin lift! Pick the arm, double wristlock of his own but Sheamus counters with the Irish Curse! Suplex into the ropes, Beats of the Bodhran, Riddle counters with an armbar in the ropes!
Back body drop puts Sheamus to the floor, Penalty Kick off the apron sets up a corkscrew Asai Moonsault that sends us to break!
Back from commercial, Sheamus has Riddle trapped, grinding him down on the mat in an armbar. Big backbreaker for two and right back to the armbar, with a little bit of nosework tossed in for funsies. Duck a lariat, Riddle with palm strikes, a boot, a Pele kick, kip-up, big roundhouse kick! Penalty Kick, high jump senton… NOPE!
Charging forearms into the corner, the Celtic Warrior blocks the exploder and hits a vicious knee strike… NOT ENOUGH! In the turnbuckles, jockeying for position… RIDDLE WITH AN EXPLODER SUPERPLEX FOR A TIGHT TWO COUNT! Sleeper hold applied, Sheamus clawing for the ropes but he can’t get them so he rams Matt’s back into the turnbuckles until he breaks!
Back to the sleeper, Sheamus slings him aside, he sidesteps the Brogue Kick, bridging German suplex… NO GOOD! Back and forth until finally Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick for the three count pin and win!
Backstage – Randy Orton
We see Randy Orton walking backstage to send us to break.
“A Moment of Bliss” w/ Alexa Bliss
As we return from commercial break we are live for A Moment of Bliss, who’s decked out in Yowie Wowie overalls. Orton is introduced by Bliss.
Orton chooses to stand instead of sitting beside Bliss. She asks him if he was surprised by his performance last night. He says no, and asks if Bliss has a surprise for him. She says no, and asks what kind of talk show host wouldn’t want to have the WWE Champion on her show after he and Drew “burned the house down”. Orton catches onto the burn reference. He says he knows The Fiend is close and asks where he is. Before Bliss can answer, Drew comes out and brawls with Orton. Bliss is sitting on the top rope and laughing.
Drew takes down Orton and goes for a claymore, but the lights go down, signifying The Fiend is in the building. The lights go red, and only Drew is in the ring. Orton is on the entrance ramp with his title, and Bliss is nowhere to be found. The Fiend is right behind Orton on the ramp. Unfazed, Orton continues to brawl with Drew despite the looming threat of The Fiend. Orton smashes Drew into the announce desk with a back drop, “thriving in the chaos” according to Phillips. We end the show with Drew back in control on top of Orton on the desk. The Fiend chooses to not interfere tonight to end the show!