WWE Monday Night RAW 06 21 2021

WWE Raw Results
June 21, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE: Together video leads us into the show.

We go live into the WWE ThunderDome to see a pyrotechnics display. The Money in the Bank briefcases are shown hanging about the ring. We’ll have 5 Money in the Bank Qualifying Matches tonight. The Hell in a Cell structure is also above the ring.

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring with MVP and the ladies. MVP welcomes everyone to the VIP Lounge, which is for people better than you. Lashley says he and Drew McIntyre fought like hell, but even at his best McIntyre couldn’t beat him. MVP says the most important thing is McIntyre cannot face you for the WWE Championship ever again. A photo is shown of Lashley holding up the WWE Championship last night, as a defeated McIntyre looked on. MVP calls for a toast to the All Mighty WWE Champion.

The New Day’s music hits. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods come out with a trolley with toast on top. Kingston says they wanted to participate in the toast. MVP says the circus is in town. Kingston says this is actual toast. The New Day throws the toast at Lashley and MVP. MVP says this clown nonsense is exactly why Kingston was watching Hell in a Cell instead of being in the main event. Kingston is a clown and belongs in the circus. Once they get back in front of crowds, Kingston can be a court jester with his friend while they enjoy the finer things in life. Kingston says they ain’t going nowhere. It’s well documented that he surrounds himself with friends and family rather than users. Kingston has a question for “Bob.” Does he really think MVP and the ladies will be hanging around him if he loses the title? Lashley says he’ll never lose the title. Kingston is too busy making pancakes rather than focusing on the title. There’s a hierarchy and Kingston is super low. Kingston says he beat Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship. Lashley also forgets that Kingston beat him. Footage is shown from last month of Kingston beating Lashley after interference from Drew McIntyre. The McIntyre interference wasn’t shown.

Kingston says Lashley does not have an opponent at the Money in the Bank PPV. Kingston challenges Lashley for the WWE Championship. MVP says Kingston must be kidding, but Lashley breezily accepts the challenge. Lashley says Kingston left out the part where McIntyre interfered. Lashley wants to make sure Money in the Bank has no interference, so he wants to face Xavier Woods tonight. Woods says everyone underestimates him, but he’s got many subscribers on YouTube, is a G4 host, and is an 11-time WWE World Tag Team Champion. He accepts Lashley’s challenge, but he wants it inside Hell in a Cell. Lashley thinks about it and says he accepts.

-Commercial Break-

It’s official: for the first time in nearly 25 years, a Hell in a Cell match will happen on Raw. Xavier Woods will face WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Raw Tag Team Champion AJ Styles w/ Omos vs. Ricochet

Footage is shown from earlier in the day of AJ Styles and Omos walking backstage when they bump into the Viking Raiders. Styles says they are zeroes. Erik says they’re going to beat them for the titles eventually. Ricochet was interviewed earlier in the day. It’s his time to get back on top.

The bell rings, and Styles kicks and chops him to the corner. Styles whips him to the opposite corner and charges, but Ricochet puts him on the apron. Styles quickly knocks him back, but Ricochet comes back with a springboard dropkick. Ricochet lands on his feet trying a moonsault, but Styles scoops him up and lawn darts him into the ring post.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Styles put Ricochet in the corner. Ricochet fights back, but Styles reverses a whip and clotheslines him down. Styles gets him to his feet, but Ricochet punches back. Ricochet hits a facebuster and comes off the ropes with a forearm. Styles flips through a back suplex and forearms him. Styles sends him to the ropes, but Ricochet hits a springboard cross-body block. Ricochet charges Styles in the corner and clotheslines him. Ricochet whips him to the opposite corner and hits another clothesline. Ricochet hits a northern lights suplex, rolls through, and hits a vertical suplex for a two count.

Styles fights back at Ricochet and hits an enzuigiri before hitting a unique reverse torture rack bomb for a near fall. Ricochet fights back and hits a kick. Styles misses a Pelé Kick, and Ricochet hits a German Suplex for a near fall. Ricochet clotheslines him in the corner and is starting to look exhausted. Styles fights back and applies a Calf Crusher, but Ricochet quickly grabs the bottom rope. Styles connects with an ushigoroshi before going to the apron. The Viking Raider run down and attack Omos. Omos fights them off and charges, but the Viking Raiders sidestep him and send him through the barricade. Styles knocks Ricochet back and goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Ricochet hits a Recoil out of midair for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross battle Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler with the winning team qualifying for Money in the Bank. Randy Orton and John Morrison will also face in a Money in the Bank Qualifier. Eva Marie and “her partner” will take on Asuka and Naomi. Drew McIntyre will take on Riddle as well.

Riddle comes up to Randy Orton and says he hopes to win the briefcase so he can hide his stash… of Burger King Whoppers. Riddle is afraid the Burger King. Orton shouts at him and demands he get to the point. Riddle says it’d be awesome if they won. Orton says, “Not for you.”

-Commercial Break-

Footage is shown of Piper Niven (though the commentators pretended not to know her) destroying Naomi last week on WWE Raw.

Eva Marie and “her partner” are walking backstage when Kevin Patrick stops them. Eva says she got sick after getting a manicure and used her protege to help. Eva doesn’t know her name. The partner goes to say it, but Eva cuts her off and says her new name will be “Doudrop.” Niven looks disgusted. Eva tells her to grab her robe, and Doudrop looks annoyed as she does it.

-Commercial Break-

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Asuka and Naomi vs. Eva Marie and Doudrop

Asuka will start against Eva Marie. They circle the ring, and Eva immediately hard tags Doudrop in before getting into any physicality. Asuka punches away at Doudrop. Doudrop quickly head-butts her and sends her into the ropes. Asuka elbows her back and boots her in the face. Doudrop quickly shoulder blocks her down. Doudrop misses an avalanche in the corner. Eva Marie isn’t even on the apron. Naomi tags in and kicks Doudrop. Naomi goes for a whip, but Doudrop puts the brakes on. Doudrop takes Naomi down and hits a cannonball. Doudrop pulls her to the center of the ring and covers, but Asuka breaks up the pin. Doudrop pulls Naomi to the corner and goes to the second rope. Eva Marie gets on the apron and tags herself in. Doudrop doesn’t look happy. Eva covers Naomi, but Naomi kicks out. Eva goes for a tag, but Doudrop gets off the apron. Naomi rolls Eva up for the win. Doudrop didn’t do anything to break it up.

Winners by Pinfall: Asuka and Naomi

Video Package: Rhea Ripley gets disqualified last night against Charlotte Flair

WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville will address the Raw Women’s Championship, next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will take on Xavier Woods inside Hell in a Cell later tonight.

WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are in the ring. They’re going to address what happened last night between Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair. Ripley is called to the ring, so the Raw Women’s Champion makes her way down. Pearce says the rules weren’t made to be abused. Ripley says she’s seen Flair break the rules numerous times.

Charlotte Flair comes out and says she was impressed with Ripley because she was a thoughtful competitor, but she’ll still destroy her. Deville says it sounds like Flair wants a rematch, so she’ll give her one at Money in the Bank. Ripley just smiles.

Footage is shown of Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke taking exception with Natalya and Tamina working out in the ring while they were taking photos…

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina are being interviewed by Sarah Schreiber when the sound of bumps are heard in the training ring. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are working out. Natalya and Tamina are not happy with all the noise during their interview (rightly so) and confront them. Rose and Brooke hit them with baseball slides.

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Images are shown of the damage done to Drew McIntyre’s back last night at Hell in a Cell.

The Miz is on commentary for this match.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Randy Orton vs. John Morrison

They lock up, and Orton hooks a side headlock. Morrison backs Orton to the corner and gives a clean break. Orton hits a headlock takeover, but Morrison rolls him onto his shoulders for a one count. Morrison twists out and applies a front facelock. Morrison knees Orton in the ribs and clubs the back. Morrison kicks him in the face for a one count. Morrison applies an arm bar, but Orton fights up. Morrison twists the arm and brings him to his knees. Orton pokes Morrison in the eyes and whips him down by the hair. Orton sends Morrison into the ropes, but Morrison holds on. Orton clotheslines him out of the ring. Morrison kicks him coming out of the ring. Orton fights back and bounces his face off the commentary table. Orton then hits Morrison with a back suplex on the desk. Orton scares the Miz away.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Morrison fight back at Orton with a springboard kick. Morrison knocks Orton out of the ring and attacks the arm. Morrison locks on an arm bar and they go to a trailer for F9. Orton fights up, but Morrison sends him to the corner. Orton pops out with a clothesline. Orton chops away at the chest in the corner. Orton hits a hanging DDT, but Miz soon sprays him with the Drip Stick. Yes, the Drip Stick. Riddle comes down on his scooter and chases Miz. Orton is distracted, so Morrison knocks him down and hits Starship Pain for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: John Morrison

Video Package: Alexa Bliss uses voodoo to beat Shayna Baszler at Hell in a Cell

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are backstage with Reginald. They still look stunned over what happened.

Alexa Bliss comes out to new music.

-Commercial Break-

Nikki Cross says she’s going to embrace her spirit. She’s clad in a superhero outfit with a cape. Yep.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler w/ Reginald

Nikki Cross starts against Shayna Baszler and takes it to her. Alexa Bliss tries to hypnotize Reginald, but Baszler snaps him out of it. Cross hits Jax, Baszler, and Reginald with a cross-body block to the floor.

-Commercial Break-

Bliss tags in. Baszler takes her down and applies a chin lock. Bliss powers out and hits a sunset flip powerbomb. Jax and Cross tag in. Cross charges at Jax, but Jax quickly takes her down. Baszler tags in and goes to hit Cross, but nearly hits Jax. Jax gets mad and gets off the apron. Bliss hypnotizes Reginald to nearly hit Jax.

Screw it, this isn’t wrestling. I’m done recapping Alexa Bliss garbage.

Cross rolls up Baszler for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross

Drew McIntyre is warming up backstage. McIntyre quotes Winston Churchill and says he’ll fight back.

Riddle makes his way to the ring. He’ll face McIntyre, next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville find Sheamus, Jinder Mahal, Cedric Alexander, and Jeff Hardy arguing. They’re mad they’re not up for a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match.

Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Riddle vs. Drew McIntyre

They lock up, and both men are cautious with each other. Riddle clubs the back, and McIntyre angrily clotheslines him down. McIntyre winces in pain. McIntyre stomps Riddle down and limps around a bit. McIntyre connects with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex without leaving his feet. Riddle fights back and gets him out of the ring. Riddle backs him into the ring post and hits a suplex on the floor. McIntyre groans in agony.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see McIntyre fight out of a chin lock. McIntyre scoops Riddle up, but Riddle slides off and kicks him in the back. Riddle clotheslines him in the corner and hits a running forearm. Riddle connects with an exploder suplex followed by a kick to the spine. McIntyre fights back and hits some belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a neckbreaker for a two count. Riddle fights back, but McIntyre takes him back down.

McIntyre hits an inverted Alabama Slam and puts him on the top rope. Riddle elbows him into the tree of woe, but McIntyre sits up and hits a super German Suplex. Randy Orton walks out to the stage looking very sour.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see McIntyre attempt a super White Noise on Riddle, but Riddle slides off and hits a powerbomb off the second rope. Riddle viciously knees him in the face for a two count. McIntyre fights back and accidentally pulls Riddle’s pants down giving him a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. McIntyre continues to fight at Riddle and hits the Future Shock DDT. Somehow Riddle kicks out.

McIntyre sets up for a Claymore Kick, but Riddle collapses. McIntyre picks him up, but Riddle gets away and lifts McIntyre. McIntyre turns it on Riddle, but Riddle knees him in the face. Riddle kicks him in the head and goes to the top rope. Riddle lands on his feet when McIntyre moves. McIntyre charges, but Riddle locks him in the Bromission. McIntyre gets out and stuns him with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre gets him in the electric chair, but Riddle hits a victory roll for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Riddle

Riddle goes up to Orton, who is still on the stage, but Orton won’t acknowledge him. Riddle says Orton can talk to him. He’s always here for Orton. Orton won’t look at him.

The New Day are backstage getting fired up for Hell in a Cell.

-Commercial Break-

Footage is shown of Elias running away from Jaxson Ryker.

Jaxson Ryker is with Mansoor backstage. Mansoor asks for advice. Ryker says he will face Elias in a Strap Match next week, so don’t let your opponents run away. Mustafa Ali says Mansoor is asking the wrong people the wrong questions. You need to build your own ladder to make it in this company. Ryker starts whipping himself with a strap…

Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, and AJ Styles will battle in a Last Chance Money in the Bank Qualifying Triple Threat Match next week on Raw.

Xavier Woods makes his entrance. He’ll face Bobby Lashley inside Hell in a Cell, next.

-Commercial Break-

Hell in a Cell Non-Title Match
Xavier Woods w/ Kofi Kingston vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley w/ MVP

The bell rings, and Woods dropkicks Lashley immediately. Lashley quickly fights back and punches him in the corner before delivering some shoulder thrusts to the midsection. Lashley hits a neckbreaker for a one count. Woods rolls Lashley up for a two count. Lashley quickly attacks Woods and hits a flatliner. Lashley hits a second flatliner while looking at Woods. Lashley hits a third flatliner for a near fall.

Lashley throws Woods out of the ring. Lashley goes outside and blocks a chair to the head. Lashley throws it at Woods and punches the chair into his face. Lashley puts Woods in the ring and sizes him up. Lashley charges, but hits the ring post when Woods moves. Lashley falls out of the ring. Woods catches Lashley with a big baseball slide followed by a second one. Lashley angrily gets on the apron, so Woods drives the chair into him to knock him into the cell. Woods attacks him with the chair on the floor.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Woods knock Lashley out of the ring again. Woods goes for a baseball slide, but Lashley pulls the apron up and clubs away at him. Lashley stops Woods from bringing out a kendo stick and sends him into the cell wall. Kingston criticizes Lashley for his tactics. Lashley puts Woods in the ring and stands on him. Lashley elbows away at Woods. Woods tries for a desperation roll-up, but Lashley doesn’t leave his feet.

Woods hits the ropes, avoiding clotheslines, and absolutely whiffs on a chop block that Lashley sells. Woods hits a dropkick and starts hitting Lashley with the kendo stick. Woods knocks him out of the ring and comes off the apron with a kendo stick shot. Woods digs the point into his neck and continues to smack him with the stick. Woods gets Lashley in the ring. Lashley blocks a shot, but Woods stuns him with a right hand and kicks him. Woods hits a rolling facebuster for a near fall. Woods charges, but Lashley drops him onto the apron. Woods hits a slingshot DDT for a near fall. Woods sets up a table in the ring (it was put in the corner during the commercial break). Lashley attacks Woods and goes to powerbomb him through the table, but Woods gets out. Woods superkicks Lashley onto the table and goes to the top rope. Woods hits a big flying elbow drop on Lashley through the table for a near fall!

Lashley avoids a running knee from Woods and sends him into a chair wedged in the corner. Lashley spears Woods down before pulling him to his feet. Lashley applies the Hurt Lock for the win.

Winner by Submission: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley

Lashley pulls Woods out of the ring and drives him into the cell wall in front of Kingston. MVP runs into the Hell in a Cell structure as it’s being unlocked and locks himself in. Kingston is infuriated and desperately trying to get into the structure. Lashley applies a Hurt Lock to Woods and pushes him into the fence. Kingston begs Lashley to let Woods go.