S3 Episode 20 Raw, Smackdown & NXT Cards
Episode #20 (August 28, 2020):
Show Opener: Keith Lee's championship celebration opens Raw. Keith Lee thanks to the entire WWE Universe for supporting him during this entire journey. I never wavered from being myself and you all accepted in the fullness of who I am and I thank you for that. But now that the journey of capturing the WWE Championship is over, I now must defend it. Suddenly, The Usos ambush Keith Lee. During the ambush, Roman Reigns comes out and slowly makes his way to the ring. When he arrives, he demands that Keith Lee gives him his title back. Give me my match. Just yelling at him, over and over again. Suddenly Aleister Black comes to the ring with a steel chair in hand to make the save. As Keith Lee gets to his feet, Styles pulls Lee out of the ring and starts beating down Lee. Security comes out and holds back AJ Styles.
Match #1: Elias vs. King Corbin - #1 Contenders Tournament for the Intercontinental Championship Quarterfinal Match
RESULTS: KING CORBIN WINS
Video Package: Recap of Shayna Baszler's MITB Cash-in and win of the Raw Women's Championship
Segment: Backstage Interview with Bianca Belair & Naomi. Charly asks Belair & Naomi what they planned to do tonight since their triple threat against Shayna Baszler has been canceled, seeing that there is no briefcase to win. Naomi responds saying that they aren't here to play games. Just because they aren't getting a shot at the briefcase doesn't mean they don't deserve a shot at Shayna's title. Bianca grabs the mic and shoots straight down the barrel. Bianca tells Shayna to listen up. I pinned you in that ring, Shayna. Not even with my KOD, but with a roll-up. I caught the submission magician by surprise and you geeked it. You had to use your briefcase because you knew I was going to take it from you. You scared of me, Shayna. I am the EST. The greatest, the fastest, the strongest, the smartest, the coolest, the best. the greatest. So nice I said it twice. I'm coming for the Raw Women's Championship Shayna. Mark my words.
Match #2: Nia Jax vs. Carmella
RESULTS: NIA JAX WINS
-After the match, Jax grabs the mic and says that she is done being Alexa Bliss's lackey, I am no bodyguard. I am better than this. I am better than her. Alexa Bliss walks out and tells Nia Jax that she is not a bodyguard. You are my friend Nia. Please don't do this. Nia thinks about it and then clotheslines Bliss. Then hits her with the Rampaige and leaves.
Segment: Chad Gable is prepping for his match backstage and Daniel Bryan meets up with Gable. Gable thanks Bryan for coming to save Edge at Summerslam. Bryan appreciates it and says that he knows where Edge is coming from. Coming back from a neck injury is no joke and the things Rollins was doing to Edge made me scared for both his career and his life. Bryan then changes the subject and asks Gable if he's ready for his match tonight. Gable says he's ready. Bryan tells Gable that he will not be in his corner for this tournament because as much coaching as I can give you Gable, there comes a time where you have to go out on your own. Take this tournament as that opportunity. You know what to do Gable. You are the greatest I've seen in quite a while. Go out there and show it to the rest of the world. Gable thanks Bryan and then walks to the ring.
Match #3: John Morrison vs. Chad Gable - #1 Contenders Tournament for the Intercontinental Championship Quarterfinal Match
RESULTS: CHAD GABLE WINS
-Chad Gable is injured for 20 weeks
Match #4: 2 Fly Guys vs. The Usos vs. The Viking Raiders vs. Lucha House Party - #1 Contenders Fatal Four-Way match for the Raw Tag Team Championship
RESULTS: VIKING RAIDERS WINS
Segment: After the previous match, Seth Rollins & The Disciples attack The Viking Raiders. Rollins grabs the mic and congratulates the Viking Raiders on once again getting a shot at their Raw Tag Team Championships. It will truly be an honor to crush you two again. Just like I crushed Edge last Sunday. You see, you two try to get involved in my match and it cost you and now Mastiff & Murphy get full reign to beat you down again. And you deserved it. Edge is a has-been of the company and I am leading the WWE Universe into the light for their own good. They praise their false idols and want to see them return while all the while I the Monday Night Messiah stands before them every single week giving them exactly what they want. But I must do this because you see this is my burden. I must demolish those of the past to bring WWE into the future. And if it means taking you two out, then so beat it. Rollins leaves the ring to grab a kendo stick. Suddenly Daniel Bryan's music hits and he gives Rollins a running knee. Viking Raiders break free from Mastiff and Murphy and deal with them.
Main Event: Keith Lee & Aleister Black vs. Roman Reigns & AJ Styles
RESULTS: ROMAN REIGNS & AJ STYLES WIN
-Styles pins Black
Show Opener: Drew McIntyre comes to the ring with his new Universal Championship. He says "Tonight is a cause for celebration! After so long, after fighting through every obstacle Randy Orton threw at me, I am the New Universal Champion!" Drew holds up the title and celebrates some more "Now, even though I'm the champion I don't plan on slowing down, especially since the hunter has now become the hunted. I know this title puts a huge target on my back, and to that, I say bring it on! I'll take on anyone and everyone to prove that I'm worthy enough to call myself your Universal Champion!" Randy Orton's music hits and he comes to the stage "Drew, you know more than anyone that you absolutely do not deserve to hold that title! I want a shot at my title back because at the end of the day I'm-" He gets cut off by an attack from behind from Kyle O'Reilley, Bobby Fish, and Adam Cole. Undisputed Era beat down Randy Orton and Cole pick up Orton's mic. "Randy you had your time in the spotlight! You are old news, a washed-up has been! It's time for a new age of Smackdown and we are gonna be the ones to reign it in! We started at Summerslam when Fish and O'Reilley became the new Smackdown tag team champions. I plan on taking my spot at the top of Smackdown when I take you down Drew! Don't get too attached to that title Mr. Hunter because it's gonna be in our hands soon and that is Undisputed!" Era leave as we cut to commercial
Match #1: Mickie James vs. Dana Brooke
RESULTS: MICKIE JAMES WINS
-Match replaced Flair vs. Rose
Segment: Oney Lorcan finds Pete Dunne backstage. Oney says "Hey, that was a great match we had at Summerslam. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity even though it was kinda last minute." Dunne says "No problem, you're a great wrestler and that match was an honor." Lorcan continues "Look I wanted to ask you for one more thing, a rematch, tonight, for that US Title. I came so close at Summerslam and I know now that I got to step in the ring with you, that I can beat you." Dunne looks a little shocked at first and says "You know what, you took me to hell and back at Summerslam, so you got it!" Dunne sticks his hand out for a handshake to seal the deal, Lorcan obliges and the match is set.
Match #2: One Nation vs. Street Profits
RESULTS: ONE NATION WINS
Segment: Post-match Interview about One Nation's loss at Summerslam. "What happened at Summerslam was nothing more than a minor setback to our ultimate goal of running this tag team division. Undisputed Era you guys better watch your backs, One Nation isn't going to take that loss lying down and we plan on taking those titles back." One Nation leave.
Match #3: Piper Niven vs. Candice LeRae
-Match ends in a draw when the IIconics come to the ring and attack and beat down both competitors.
Video Package: Ember Moon and Sasha Banks are sitting in the locker room together and Ember looks at the camera and speaks up "With Summerslam out of the way it's time for us to start making some real progress. Asuka even though I tore you down at Summerslam, I'm not finished with you just yet. You embarrassed me months ago and I'm going to put you through the same pain you put me through! You're gonna be nothing but a shell of what you used to be once I'm done with you." Sasha speaks up "As for me, I plan on taking something I should have taken a long time ago. Bayley, I'm coming for that Smackdown women's championship. I'm gonna rip that title away from you and show the WWE Universe that The Boss, is back."
Match #4: Sami Zayn vs. R-Truth
RESULTS: SAMI ZAYN WINS
Segment: Post-match interview with Sami about what happened at the start of Smackdown. Sami just laughs "You think I'm worried about their petty little argument over who's gonna be the champ? No not me, I'm just biding my time and as soon as one of them gets a little too comfortable and lets their guard down for a second" Sami holds up the MITB briefcase "I'll be there to tear them apart." Sami leaves then leans back into the frame and shoots daggers at the camera.
Main Event: Oney Lorcan vs. Pete Dunne - United States Championship Match
RESULTS: PETE DUNNE WINS
-After the match, Pete Dunne helps Lorcan to his feet and raises his hand in the air. Dunne brings Lorcan in for a hug and gives him the point of approval as he leaves the ring. Lorcan standing tall as Smackdown comes to a close