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Top 5 Raw Moments: 22nd June 2020

By Danny Wolstanholme, published on 24th June 2020

This week’s Raw once again emanated from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. This week’s episode was dubbed ‘Championship Raw’, with a number of WWE titles on the line.

NEWS
– A WWE Performance Center trainee tested positive for Covid-19 last week, resulting in the entire crew being tested. Tapings resumed once results had been returned, including this episode of Raw.
– The state of Florida currently has a spike in Covid-19 cases.
– A man who is dubbed the ‘WWE stalker’ who has been terrorising WWE for a number of years resurfaced outside the Performance Center last Monday. It has been reported he has been arrested for the incident.

Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Raw moments!

5.
Dolph Claims Responsibility

It was revealed on Raw that Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode have been traded to Raw, with AJ Styles going in the opposite direction heading to SmackDown. Raw kicked off with the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre, who was interrupted by Dolph who claimed that he is responsible for McIntyre’s success since Drew returned to WWE. McIntyre ultimately challenged Dolph to a title match at the next pay-per-view offering, Extreme Rules.

4.
Edge Not Finished With Orton

Edge delivered a promo in a dark ring on this weeks Raw which he declared that he is going to make Randy Orton’s life a misery going forward for his attack on Christian last week. Edge says he awoken up the evil in him and Orton will see the real Rated-R Superstar.

3.
Championships Defended

Raw was dubbed ‘Championship Raw’ and we saw a number of title matches taking place. Akira Tozawa became the new 24/7 Champion, defeating R-Truth. Sasha Banks & Bayley retained their Women’s Tag Team Titles agains The IIconics, The Street Profits defeated The Viking Raiders to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles to settle their feud, and Asuka defeated Charlotte to retain the Raw Women’s Title.

2.
Mysterio Returns For Revenge

Rey Mysterio finally made his return to Raw following his assault by ‘The Monday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins, which resulted in Rey injuring his eye and taking some time out. Mysterio returned this week, proud of his son Dominik, only to be attacked by Rollin’s disciples Murphy and Austin Theory. Rollins tried to inflict the same injury on Dominik that he did to his father, but Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo came to the rescue to fend off the attack.

1.
Legend Killer Rises

After beating Edge in ‘The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’, and then taking out his best friend Christian, with the help of his old mentor Ric Flair, last week, Randy Orton was given the honour of being named ‘The Greatest Wrestler Ever’ by Flair. Orton says he plans on cementing his legacy as The Legend Killer. Orton was interrupted by The Big Show who invited Orton to step into the ring with him, but Orton and Flair retreated. Will The Big Show be next on Randy Orton’s legend killing list?

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By Danny Wolstanholme, published on 24th June 2020
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