WWE Monday Night RAW 08 23 2021

WWE Raw Results
August 23, 2021
San Diego, California (Pechanga Arena)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

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

A video kicks off the show highlighting all the matches at SummerSlam this past Saturday.

Video Package: Bobby Lashley defeats Goldberg at SummerSlam and attacks Gage Goldberg

MVP wants to address what happened this past Saturday (MVP said it took place on Sunday) at SummerSlam. When Goldberg showed up here on Raw a few weeks ago, MVP and Bobby Lashley were shocked he would show up and challenge for the WWE Championship. We all know about Goldberg’s extraordinary history in WWE, but we also know about his recent, not-so-extraordinary history. We know that Goldberg is a WWE Hall of Famer and a powerhouse, so he’s a worthy competitor. What they didn’t know is he would show up with his son, Gage. Maybe Goldberg needed a confidence booster and moral support because he knew the All Mighty’d destroy him. Goldberg showed up to SummerSlam and looked amazing. There were a few times when he literally backed the All Mighty up. Goldberg even scored a few two counts, but he only succeeded in making the All Mighty angry. The angrier he gets, the stronger he gets. Goldberg found that out the hard way. The All Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley beat the holy hell out of Goldberg. In Goldberg’s career, a few men have beaten him, but only one man stopped him: Bobby Lashley. Goldberg didn’t have a leg to stand on, and the man quit. That makes him a coward!

Lashley was declared the WWE Champion, but then someone attacked the All Mighty from behind like a coward. The All Mighty did what he would do to anyone that jumped in the ring and attacked him from behind. Lashley flipped him over his shoulder and applied the Hurt Lock. Lashley didn’t know who it was, but he’d do it to anyone in the crowd. MVP knows that won’t happen tonight because we’re in San Diego, and they’re a bunch of cowards. If anyone thinks that the All Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley owes Goldberg and his son an apology, Lashley says, “You can go to hell!”

WWE United States Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. Priest says they’re both out here running their mouths calling Goldberg a coward because he got injured and couldn’t finish the match. MVP says Lashley hurt Goldberg. Priest doesn’t like that Lashley was making fun of the crowd. Priest isn’t jumping Lashley from behind and isn’t half his size. Priest is challenging Lashley to a match one-on-one here tonight. If Lashley doesn’t accept, he’s a coward.

Lashley attacks Priest and takes his jacket off. Priest fights back and big boots Lashley out of the ring. MVP says if that’s what Priest wants, he’s got it. Lashley is going to change and come back to whoop Priest’s behind.

WWE United States Champion Damian Priest battles WWE Champion Bobby Lashley next.

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Champion vs. Champion
WWE United States Champion Damian Priest vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley w/ MVP

Lashley quickly grabs Priest and hits a waistlock takeover. Lashley shoulders Priest in the corner and backs up. Lashley charges and hits a vicious running forearm to the jaw. Lashley splits him in half with a shoulder to the midsection and goes for a neckbreaker, but Priest gets out and punches him. Lashley quickly hits an STO and sizes him up. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Priest kicks him in the face. Priest strikes away at him and floors the WWE Champion with a clothesline.

Sheamus runs down and attacks Priest from behind.

Winner by Disqualification: WWE United States Champion Damian Priest

Sheamus and Lashley double-team Priest until Drew McIntyre makes the save. McIntyre clotheslines Sheamus at ringside before getting into a fistfight with Lashley. McIntyre clotheslines him out of the ring. Priest gives Sheamus a clothesline over the barricade. McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor, but Lashley almost doesn’t rotate all the way. McIntyre then gives the WWE Champion a suplex on the commentary table.

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Tag Team Match
WWE United States Champion Damian Priest and Drew McIntyre vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and Sheamus w/ MVP

We join this match in progress. McIntyre punches Sheamus to the corner and whips him to the opposite corner. Sheamus elbows him back and uppercuts him. Sheamus punches away at McIntyre in the corner and punches him down. Sheamus whips him hard to the opposite corner, but McIntyre pops out and clotheslines him down. McIntyre hits a snap suplex for a two count. Sheamus stuns McIntyre with a right hand and tags the WWE Champion in. Lashley attacks McIntyre in the corner and shoulders away at the midsection. McIntyre fights back with a big boot. Lashley quickly hits a throat thrust and tags Sheamus in. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the midsection and clubs the back. Sheamus wrenches the arm, but McIntyre punches him. Damian Priest tags in and kicks Sheamus. Priest punches him, but Sheamus fights back. Sheamus sends Priest into the ropes. Priest ducks a clothesline and hits a spinning back elbow. Priest sends Sheamus to the corner and hits a leaping elbow. The US Champion hits a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but Priest holds on. Lashley distracts Priest, so Sheamus takes him down. Lashley tags in and drives Priest into the barricade. Lashley then puts Priest on his shoulders and drives him headfirst into the ring post. Lashley gets in the ring to break the count. Lashley goes outside to drive him into the barricade and send him headfirst into the ring post again.

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We come back from the break to see Sheamus cover Priest for a two count. Sheamus applies a chin lock, but Priest fights up. Sheamus holds on, so Priest throws him off. Sheamus quickly cuts him off with a powerslam for a two count. Lashley tags in and applies a head and arm submission. Priest fights up to his feet, so Lashley powers him to the corner and tags Sheamus in. Sheamus stomps Priest in the corner before attempting a suplex. Priest punches out of it. Sheamus ducks a spin kick and hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus flexes in the center of the ring. Lashley follows suit. Priest elbows away at Sheamus, so Priest fights back with a big forearm smash.

Lashley and McIntyre tag in. McIntyre hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a pair of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker and kips up. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts down. Sheamus gets on the apron, but McIntyre punches him down. Lashley then hits McIntyre with a one-armed spinebuster. Lashley charges McIntyre, but McIntyre sidesteps him. Lashley hits the ring post shoulder-first. Sheamus tags in and punches away at McIntyre. McIntyre reverses a whip to the corner and charges, but Sheamus drops him on the apron. McIntyre goes to the top rope, but Sheamus punches him. Sheamus connects with White Noise off the second rope, but McIntyre kicks out!

Sheamus sets up in the corner, but McIntyre ducks a Brogue Kick. McIntyre lifts Sheamus, and Priest tags in. Priest hits Sheamus with a springboard leg lariat before big booting Lashley off the apron. Sheamus then CRUSHES Priest with a knee to the face! Lashley then walks off on Sheamus! Sheamus is stunned. McIntyre tags in and hits Sheamus with a Claymore Kick for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Damian Priest and Drew McIntyre

Footage is shown of Eva Marie slapping Doudrop in the face twice last Monday. At SummerSlam, Eva Marie slapped Lilly twice, which caused Alexa Bliss to destroy her. Doudrop made fun of Eva Marie after the match and stole her robe.

Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Doudrop. Doudrop says she made a mistake associating herself with Eva Marie. Eva Marie got her in the door on WWE Raw, but she didn’t sign up to be humiliated and spoken down to. Eva Marie gave her the name Doudrop, so that’s who she is now. Next time she sees Eva Marie, she’ll “Dou-Drop” her. Eva Marie drives a road case into Doudrop’s midsection and slams her face off it. Eva Marie says she made her, and this is the Eva-Lution. Schreiber checks on Doudrop. Doudrop calls Eva Marie a “bitch.”

Karrion Kross will battle Ricochet next.

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Karrion Kross vs. Ricochet

Kross overwhelms Ricochet almost immediately. Kross powerbombs Ricochet and hits a Doomsday Suplex. Kross immediately follows up with the Kross Jacket for the submission victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Karrion Kross

A WWE Digital Exclusive is shown of Logan Paul having a confrontation with Baron Corbin. Logan Paul called Corbin an “asshole.”

The Viking Raiders are talking with Logan Paul backstage. Paul will be on Moist TV.

John Morrison makes his entrance.

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Replays are shown of WWE Champion Bobby Lashley walking off on Sheamus.

An angry Sheamus finds Bobby Lashley and MVP backstage. Sheamus says he came out to save Lashley’s “arse,” and that’s the thanks he gets? Lashley says he didn’t need Sheamus. They have a standoff before separating.

Moist TV w/ Logan Paul

John Morrison welcomes everyone to Moist TV. His guest knows how to be a social media icon. Morrison introduces Logan Paul, who comes out to boos from the crowd. The crowd loudly boos him, and Paul isn’t happy. Paul says they don’t love him, but he loves them all and the WWE. Paul is ready to test the waters of WWE. Morrison says wet guys are the best guys. Paul and his brother are making waves in boxing. Morrison asks what we can expect next from the Paul brothers.

The Miz interrupts Paul’s response. Miz says he’s Logan Paul’s favorite wrestler. Paul says he’s more of a New Day fan. Paul continues his response, talking about his fight with Floyd Mayweather and Jake Paul’s upcoming fight. Morrison goes to talk, but Miz cuts him off. The crowd is not enjoying this. Miz says he and Logan Paul come from the great city of Cleveland. Miz tells the crowd to respect Logan Paul. Miz marvels at Paul’s career and the headlines he’s made. Miz has a question everyone wants to hear: which round is his brother getting knocked out in? The crowd cheers that. Paul says Jake will knock him out. If Miz asks another question like that, he’ll get knocked out as well. Miz warns Paul to get out of his face.

Morrison steps between them. Morrison says everyone wants to see Paul whip Miz’s ass… The Miz is upset. Morrison says Miz is making this all about himself. Miz says he’s trying to get Morrison some views. Moist TV is an offshoot of Miz TV given to Morrison by Miz. Paul says he’ll let them sort this out and walks off.

Miz and Morrison argue in the ring. Miz says he should have been winning titles at SummerSlam, but he was instead getting shot with a water gun. They continue to argue. Xavier Woods cuts it off. Woods will face The Miz next.

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The vignette with Elias putting a tombstone up saying, “Elias: 2017-2021” from last week’s WWE Raw. Elias is dead.

The Miz w/ John Morrison vs. Xavier Woods

Woods gets the better of Miz in a wrestling exchange. Miz applies a side headlock, but Woods backs him to the corner and grabs the leg. Miz rolls him up for a two count. Miz goes back to the side headlock, but Woods twists out and hits a headlock takeover. Woods grabs the leg, but Miz kicks him off, and shoulder blocks him down. Miz drops Woods on the apron and sweeps the feet. Miz jumps off the top rope, but Woods moves. Miz tweaks his knee. Woods chops the chest and attacks the left knee. The referee keeps Woods back and checks on Miz’s knee. Miz blindsides Woods with a knee to the midsection. Miz takes him down and smiles at the crowd. Woods hits the ropes, ducks two clotheslines, and superkicks the knee. Woods hits a senton splash to the back for a one count. Miz gets out of the ring to recover. Miz avoids a baseball slide and sends Woods into the barricade.

Morrison uses some Drip Sticks and a bucket of water to moisten up the ringside area. Miz tries to slide Woods on that, but Woods counters by sliding Miz into the ring steps.

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We come back from the break to see Miz kicking away at Woods. Woods ducks a kick and rolls him up for a two count. Miz kicks Woods in the corner and goes for his patented corner clothesline, but Woods moves. Woods hits a neckbreaker off the second rope.

Woods chops away at Miz and unloads on him against the ropes. Miz reverses a whip, but Woods sends him out of the ring. Woods hits the ropes and whiffs on a baseball slide. Woods hits the ropes and connects with a somersault senton. Woods gets Miz in the ring and comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a near fall. Woods picks Miz up, but Miz elbows out. Miz takes him down to a knee and hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Morrison gets on the apron as Miz rolls Woods up. The referee sees too late, and Woods kicks out. Miz is upset with Morrison. Woods rolls Miz up for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Xavier Woods

Morrison is upset in the ring. Miz is furious and looks over at Morrison. Morrison jokes and pretends to spray him with the Drip Stick. Miz and Morrison grab some Drip Sticks and spray them. Miz then blindsides him and punches away at Morrison!

Miz takes Morrison down and beats him out of the ring. Miz gets him back in the ring and pummels him. Miz superkicks him down, and the crowd loudly boos him. Miz pulls the unconscious Morrison up and plants him with a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz angrily stares at a Drip Stick in the ring. The crowd is still booing him.

Video Package: Charlotte Flair defeats Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam

Rhea Ripley is shown entering the arena earlier today. Nikki A.S.H. walks up to her and says she won’t let what happened at SummerSlam keep her down. Nikki asked Ripley to be her partner against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Ripley said beating Jax and Baszler would lift her spirits.

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Still photos are shown of some SummerSlam highlights.

WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie is shown outside going up to an ice cream truck. Reggie talks about his childhood and having his money stolen. Reggie buys two ice creams and gives them to R-Truth, who was following him dressed in camouflage, and one to Akira Tozawa, who was hiding in a garbage can. Reggie then runs away, climbs a tree, jumps to the ice cream truck, impressively jumps off the truck, and drives away in the truck.

Video Package: RK-Bro wins the Raw Tag Team Championship at SummerSlam

Riddle scoots up to Randy Orton and goes for a hug, but Orton declines. Riddle says his stepfather wasn’t a hugger either. Orton says he doesn’t like surprises and asks Riddle not to do anything stupid in the celebration tonight. Riddle asks if Orton really thinks he’d do something stupid. Riddle scoots off.

Jinder Mahal makes his entrance with Veer and Shanky.

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Jinder Mahal w/ Veer and Shanky vs. Mansoor w/ Mustafa Ali

Before the match, Mansoor told Ali that he wants to win “the right way.”

Mahal attacks Mansoor at the start of the match and hits a suplex. Mahal taunts Mansoor, so Mansoor snaps him off the top rope. Mansoor hits a cross-body block for a two count. Mahal superkicks Mansoor down. Mahal hits a snapmare and drops a knee. Mansoor fights back, but Mahal superkicks him down again. Mahal smothers him in the corner, and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by Disqualification: Mansoor

Mahal continues to attack Mansoor after the match. Mustafa Ali turns his back on Mansoor. After Mahal leaves, Ali tells Mansoor they should do things the way he wants.

Replays are shown from earlier tonight of Drew McIntyre pinning Sheamus.

Drew McIntyre is backstage with WWE United States Champion Damian Priest. Priest thanks McIntyre for having his back. McIntyre is pleased, but there was something in it for him. McIntyre got to beat up two of the people he hates most. McIntyre is happy Sheamus and Bobby Lashley are crying. Priest says winning the title meant a lot to him. Priest says he feels like he’s living the dream. McIntyre says he has a San Diego dream. Tonight, Priest is coming out with him to see how he measures up at the bar.

Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.

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WWE touts 51,326 at Allegiant Stadium.

Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair says there was no doubt she’d be the champion again. She’s now the 12-time Champion. 1-time Divas Champion, 5-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, and now a 6-time Raw Women’s Champion. She’s the most decorated female in WWE. No one compares to The Opportunity, the Queen, and your champion, Charlotte Flair. She’s actually surprised that no one has made a commemorative statue for her. The Statue of Opportunity. Her accomplishments are unparalleled. No one will come close to the legacy she leaves behind. She’ll hold the title as long as she physically can. She doesn’t need friends or family. She sure as hell doesn’t need the WWE Universe. All she needs is right here with the title.

Fireworks go off as Flair stands tall in the ring holding up the title.

When she woke up this morning, she saw more than just the beautiful cheeks, chiseled body, and god-given talent. She saw the Raw Women’s Champion. Tonight she wanted to give them the opportunity to walk around with the title rather than the shrimpy superhero. Flair is here to restore order. It’s time a real woman held this title and made everyone remember a time of being proud to watch WWE Raw. She’s not messing around anymore. She hopes everyone is listening. She started the first-ever Women’s Revolution. Tonight, she’s starting a new one. They can thank her now or later, but don’t forget to bow because she is the queen and your champion. Long live the Queen.

Alexa Bliss comes out to the stage with Lilly. Bliss congratulates Flair. She and Lilly just wanted to say, “Hi.” Flair looks surprised.

Replays are shown of Charlotte Flair tagging herself off Nia Jax and beating Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. in a tag match on last week’s WWE Raw.

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are warming up backstage. Baszler isn’t happy Jax teamed with Flair. Jax says she saw an opportunity to get in the title picture. Flair stole the win from her and the title opportunity. Baszler says that’s what you get for teaming with Flair. They butt heads a lot, but when they’re on the same page no one beats them.

Nikki A.S.H. makes her entrance.

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Elias says he’s here to conquer wrestling and become a champion. Once he does that, he can conquer the world. From the ashes comes opportunity. The old Elias is dead. Long live Elias… THE WWE Superstar. Elias plants a tree in front of his tombstone and walks off.

Tag Team Match
Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler

Rhea Ripley and Shayna Baszler start the match. They lock up, and Baszler takes her down before applying a front facelock. Baszler goes to stomp the wrist, but Ripley takes her down and stomps the back. Nikki tags in, and Ripley slams her onto Baszler for a one count. Nikki rolls Baszler up for a two count. Nikki ducks a clothesline and hits a weird head-scissor takedown. Nikki charges, but Baszler drops her on the apron. Nikki rolls her up for a two count. Baszler attacks the wrist. Nia Jax tags in and stomps Cross. Baszler tags in. Jax slams Nikki, while Baszler knocks Ripley off the apron.

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We come back from the break to see Jax take Nikki down. Baszler tags in and knees Nikki in the head for a near fall. Baszler whips Nikki facefirst into the turnbuckles. Jax tags in, shakes her derriere, hits a running hip attack and a Stink Face. Jax sends Nikki to the corner and charges, but Nikki boots her back and rolls her into the turnbuckles. Jax knocks Ripley off the apron and lifts Nikki up. Nikki kicks Baszler off the apron. Jax stomps Nikki and slams the back of her head off the mat. Jax goes to the second rope for a Banzai Drop, but Nikki kicks her knee out.

Ripley and Baszler tag in. Ripley hits a pair of short-arm clotheslines and a head-butt. Ripley hits a snapmare and attacks Jax. Ripley hits a low dropkick to Baszler’s face and kips up. The crowd is enjoying her. Ripley kicks Baszler back and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Baszler quickly elbows her in the face, but Ripley quickly responds with a boot to the face. Ripley connects with a missile dropkick. Jax goes to break it up, but Ripley moves. Jax accidentally splashes Baszler. Nikki goes to the top rope and hits Jax with a cross-body block to the floor. Ripley head-butts Baszler and hits the Riptide for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley

Replays are shown of The Miz turning on John Morrison earlier tonight.

John Morrison is backstage. There’s no more Miz and Morrison, Miz TV, Dirt Sheets, music videos… Morrison is ending this next week when he gets that double-crossing son of a bitch in the ring.

Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle makes his way to the ring. RK-Bro will have a celebration next.

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Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle is in the ring. RK-Bro has been on a wild ride. First, they were together, then Randy was gone, then he came back and gave Riddle an RKO. Then they got back together. Then this past Saturday, RK-Bro won the Raw Tag Team Championship. Now there’s only one thing left to do: have the dopest celebration ever. Riddle introduces his partner, the Viper, the Apex Predator, the Legend Killer, and his best friend, Randy Orton.

Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Riddle is pumped up watching his tag team partner come to the ring. The ring posts are decorated with stacks of balloons. Orton doesn’t look impressed. The ring announcer introduces the new Raw Tag Team Champions, and a huge pyrotechnics display goes off. Orton is still not impressed.

An “RK-Bro” chant picks up. Riddle says friendship is just as important as a championship. Riddle went out and got him something special. Riddle grabs a scooter that has purple tassels and “Randy” written with hearts all around it. It’s not Christmas, but it’s like it. Riddle shows Orton how to open and close the scooter. Riddle says Orton is his best buddy and favorite bro.

AJ Styles and Omos come out to the stage. Styles says it was nice that Riddle got a scooter for Orton so Omos can break it over his knee. Styles says Orton didn’t get anything for Riddle, not even a hug. Styles says he got something for Riddle. Styles has got a Phenomenal Forearm to plant on Riddle’s face to wipe the stupid smile off. Styles is going to whoop that ass and keep doing it until they get their rematch for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Styles is going to do it right here and now. Riddle says Styles beat him last week, but that was before RK-Bro was back together. With the Viper-Bro in his corner, he can do anything. Riddle accepts the challenge and says he’ll beat him with the three most dangerous letters in WWE: R-K-Bro.

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More photos are shown from SummerSlam.

Sheamus will take on WWE Champion Bobby Lashley next week. We’ll also see Eva Marie take on Doudrop. The Miz will also battle John Morrison.

Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle w/ Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles w/ Omos

The bell rings, and Riddle rolls Styles up for a two count. Riddle takes Styles down. Styles quickly grabs the ropes to keep Riddle back. Styles is not happy. Riddle hits a headlock takeover, but Styles backs him to the corner and forearms him. Riddle kicks him back and out of the ring. Riddle goes to the apron and hits a PK on Styles. Riddle goes for a springboard, but Styles gets in the ring and kicks the legs out. Riddle fights back with a trifecta of gutwrench suplexes. Riddle covers for a one count. Styles pulls Riddle throat-first into the ring rope. Styles puts Riddle in the corner and whips him hard across the ring. Styles charges and hits a forearm shiver. Styles sets up for a Styles Clash, but Riddle counters into a triangle choke. Styles powers Riddle up, but Riddle pulls him over the top rope.

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We come back from the break to see Riddle kick Styles to the corner. Riddle hits a pair of running forearms and an exploder suplex. Riddle hits the ropes and misses a kick. Styles avoids a standing moonsault, but Riddle lands on his feet. Riddle hits a Broton and a kick for a near fall. Riddle goes for a Ripcord Knee, but Styles gets out. Riddle fights back and hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Riddle puts Styles in the corner and punches him. Riddle sends him to the corner, but Styles viciously kicks him back. Styles hits a moonsault off the second rope into a reverse DDT for a near fall!

Styles hits a pumphandle into a gutbuster for a near fall. Styles sets up for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Riddle moves. Styles instead goes to the Calf Crusher. Randy Orton shouts encouragement to Riddle. Styles pulls Riddle to the center of the ring and puts the Calf Crusher back on. Riddle counters into the Bromission, but Styles flips through and pins him for a near fall. Riddle quickly comes back with a Ripcord Knee, and they’re both down now.

Riddle goes to the top rope, but Omos just being there distracts him. Styles clips the knee. Orton charges Omos, but Omos grabs him. Omos throws Orton down at ringside. Styles puts Riddle in a torture rack and hits an inverted Death Valley Driver for a near fall! Styles sizes Riddle up, but he’s distracted by Orton viciously assaulting Omos with the scooter Riddle gave him. Riddle knees Styles in the face and hits Bro Derek for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champion Riddle