WWE Raw Results
August 30, 2021
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Paycom Center)
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.
WWE United States Champion Damina Priest makes his way to the ring. Priest welcomes everyone to the show. Last Saturday, he won the United States Championship. A light “You deserve it” chant picks up. Priest says he’ll show respect to those that have held it before, like Rey Mysterio, Jeff Hardy, and John Cena. They held the title with integrity, unlike WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. Last week, Lashley ran away like a coward. Priest will handle the title the right way. Who is going to step up to the open challenge?
Sheamus comes out and says the people don’t deserve to see him in a match, but he’ll step up. Sheamus will kick him in the face, wipe the smirk off it, and take back his gold.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and the Scottish Warrior comes out to the ring. McIntyre says as much as he’d love to see Priest beat Sheamus’ ass for the 500th time, it’s time for something fresh. OKC and the WWE Universe deserve something new. If there’s one title that’s eluded him for his whole career, it’s the United States Championship. McIntyre wants to face Damian Priest for the United States Championship tonight. Sheamus shouts for him to get in the back of the line.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley comes out with MVP. MVP tells the crowd to hold their applause for the All Mighty WWE Champion. They loudly boo. The All Mighty wanted to hold an open challenge every week — a “Goldberg” chant cuts off MVP. It’s pointless for Lashley to have an open challenge and not good for business. What is good for business is the All Mighty WWE Champion faces Damian Priest to become a double champion.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro come out to the stage. An “RK-Bro” chant fires up. Randy Orton says he doesn’t want to put words in Riddle’s mouth, but he thinks everything MVP just said sucked. Riddle says it sucks, but not like a Roomba because that’s what it’s supposed to do. Orton says Lashley is nothing more than a greedy son of a bitch that wants something he can’t have, which is a second championship. Riddle wonders how you can hold a second championship. Orton pushes Riddle’s microphone down. Lashley says he does want a second title, but it doesn’t have to be the United States Championship. Maybe he’ll take the Tag Team Titles. Riddle has a great idea. Since the word of the day is “Open Challenge,” why don’t they have an open challenge against Bobby and his “Bro-deo clown” MVP. Orton says that’s not how an open challenge works. MVP gladly accepts the challenge.
McIntyre wants an answer to his challenge to Priest. WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come out. They say they have two huge main events standing before them. Pearce says Priest will defend the United States Championship against Drew McIntyre and Sheamus in a Triple Threat Match. Deville says the Raw Tag Team Championship will be defended when RK-Bro defends against WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP.
Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring. She’ll face Shayna Baszler next.
Rhea Ripley is in the ring and says Nikki A.S.H. will be in her corner.
Rhea Ripley w/ Nikki A.S.H. vs. Shayna Baszler w/ Nia Jax
Nia Jax says by the end of this match, she’ll splatter them both on the mat before doing it to Charlotte Flair tonight.
Ripley attacks Baszler from behind, but Baszler quickly takes her down. Ripley gets up and lifts Baszler, but Baszler fights it. Baszler goes for a kimura, but Ripley takes her down. Baszler keeps the kimura applied and goes to stomp the arm, but Ripley blocks it. Baszler quickly kicks her in the face. Ripley tries to fight her back, but Baszler knees her in the face for a one count. Baszler clubs the back a few times, but Ripley fights back with an inside cradle for a two count. Baszler quickly pops up and clotheslines her down. Baszler kicks her in the hamstring and grabs the arm again. Baszler pulls the hand to the LED apron and stomps on it!
We come back from the break to see Baszler rip Ripley down by the arm. Baszler saunters around the ring and taunts the crowd. Ripley shouts at her, so Baszler viciously kicks her in the chest and talks some trash. Baszler tells her to “just bring it.” Baszler paces back and forth and goes for a kick, but Ripley blocks it. Ripley connects with two short-arm clotheslines followed by a short-arm head-butt. Ripley hits a snapmare and a low dropkick to the face. Nikki A.S.H. cheers at ringside. Baszler connects with a northern lights suplex for a two count.
Ripley stretches out her injured arm and gets to her feet. Baszler grabs the injured arm of Ripley and takes her down before trying an armbar. Ripley gets a foot on the bottom rope, so Baszler releases the hold. Baszler sets up for a Kirifuda Clutch, but Ripley fights back and goes for a Riptide. Jax hits Nikki A.S.H. with a clothesline and a Samoan Drop on the floor! Ripley looks upset. Baszler rolls her up, but Ripley turns it on her and picks up the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Jax charges the ring and attacks Ripley before hitting her with a Samoan Drop. The crowd loudly boos her. Jax then looks at Baszler. Baszler angrily walks off.
The Viking Raiders are shown backstage. Ivar says they pride themselves on many things since they are Vikings. The WWE Universe will once again bear witness to the true nature of the Viking Raiders. Erik says after tonight, everyone will realize that the raid is on.
The Viking Raiders will batter Jinder Mahal and Veer next.
The Viking Raiders make their entrance.
Tag Team Match
The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) vs. Jinder Mahal and Veer w/ Shanky
Ivar starts against Veer. They don’t sell a shoulder block, but Ivar soon takes him down. Erik tags in and scoop slams Ivar onto Veer for a near fall. Ivar tags back in and punches away at Veer. Veer reverses a whip, but he misses a clothesline. Veer then hits a WILD Thesz Press for a one count. Jinder Mahal tags in and punches away at Ivar. Mahal takes Ivar down with a knee lift for a two count. Veer tags back in and clubs away at Ivar. Mahal tags back in and hits a short-arm clothesline before applying an overhead wristlock. Ivar fights up and avoids a clothesline with a cartwheel before kicking Mahal.
Erik tags in and punches away at Mahal. Mahal fights back, but Erik knocks Veer off the apron. Erik slingshots over Mahal and hits a crazy flying knee. Veer runs in, and Erik hits him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Shanky gets on the apron, but Ivar stops him. Ivar tags in and hits Veer and Shanky with a cannonball off the apron. Mahal blindsides Ivar and goes for a clothesline. Erik tags himself in. They hit Mahal with the Viking Experience for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Drew McIntyre is shown backstage. The United States Championship Triple Threat Match is next.
The revamped WWE NXT is coming soon.
WWE United States Championship – Triple Threat Match
Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Damian Priest (c)
Sheamus goes after McIntyre, but Priest cuts him off. McIntyre and Priest attack Sheamus. McIntyre sends Sheamus into the ropes and hits a back elbow. They send him into the ropes, but Sheamus pulls himself out of the ring. Priest quickly takes him out with a somersault senton. Sheamus gets to his feet and head-butts Priest in the face. McIntyre attacks Sheamus and chops the chest. Sheamus fights back and punches away at him. Sheamus clubs the back. McIntyre reverses a whip on Sheamus. Priest hits the charging Sheamus with a back body drop into the timekeeper’s area. McIntyre points at Priest.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus on the top rope clubbing Priest back. Sheamus connects with a diving clothesline for a two count. McIntyre gets in the ring, so Sheamus clubs his back and sends him into the ring post. Sheamus goes for an Irish Curse Backbreaker, but Priest takes him down and goes for a triangle choke. Sheamus gets out and hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker before flexing. Priest rips at the mask, but Sheamus punches him away. Sheamus grabs him on the apron, but Priest elbows him back. Sheamus clubs him in the lower back and starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhran before clubbing him to the floor. Sheamus taunts the crowd, and they loudly boo him.
McIntyre gets in the ring and clotheslines Sheamus down twice! McIntyre hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex followed by a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and gets the crowd fired up. McIntyre tries for a Future Shock DDT, but Sheamus schoolboys him for a two count. McIntyre charges, but Sheamus sends him into the ring post shoulder-first. Priest gets in the ring and punches Sheamus before clapping the ears. Priest hits a spin kick and gets fired up. Priest hits McIntyre and Sheamus with leaping elbows before taking Sheamus down. Priest grabs McIntyre, but McIntyre elbows out. Priest connects with some kicks before McIntyre big boots him and clotheslines him out of the ring. McIntyre hits the ropes and takes out Priest and Sheamus with a somersault senton!
McIntyre and Priest exchange blows in the ring. McIntyre then hits him with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. McIntyre punches Priest and chops the chest. McIntyre puts Priest on the top rope and tries for a superplex. Priest fights it. Sheamus attacks McIntyre and puts him in the tree of woe before choking him with his boot. Priest grabs Sheamus, but Sheamus head-butts him. Sheamus goes to the second rope and tries for a superplex on Priest. McIntyre sits up from the tree of woe. We’ve got a Tower of Doom spot: McIntyre hits Sheamus with a German Suplex off the second rope while Sheamus hits Priest with a superplex off the top rope.
We’re back from the commercial, and Sheamus and McIntyre are trading potatoes in the ring. McIntyre chops the chest, but Sheamus reverses a whip to the corner. McIntyre charges, but Sheamus hits him with an Alabama Slam for a near fall. Sheamus applies the Cloverleaf to McIntyre. McIntyre screams in pain, but Priest gets in the ring and kicks Sheamus in the head. Priest connects with South of Heaven on Sheamus for a near fall.
McIntyre and Priest trade punches in the center of the ring. McIntyre knees him in the midsection and chops the chest. McIntyre tries for the Future Shock DDT, but Priest gets out. Priest goes for The Reckoning, but Sheamus annihilates him with a Brogue Kick. Priest is knocked out of the ring. McIntyre rolls Sheamus up for a near fall. McIntyre then hits Sheamus with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre counts down, but Sheamus floors him with a vicious knee to the face for a near fall! Sheamus argues with the referee over the count. Sheamus gets McIntyre on the ropes and hits White Noise off the second rope! Priest breaks up the pin.
Priest punches and kicks Sheamus before going for a powerbomb. Sheamus lifts him, but Priest slides off. Priest goes for The Reckoning on Sheamus, but Sheamus turns him. Priest ducks as McIntyre hits Sheamus with a Claymore Kick! Priest kicks McIntyre in the head, so McIntyre answers with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre lifts Priest, but Priest slides off and hits The Reckoning for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
McIntyre gets to his feet and looks angry. He approaches Priest and extends a hand. Priest shakes hands with him. McIntyre walks off, and Priest stands tall in the ring.
Still photos are shown of Bobby Lashley attacking Gage Goldberg at SummerSlam.
We’ll hear from Goldberg next.
RK-Bro battles WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP later tonight.
Video Package: Bobby Lashley destroys Goldberg at SummerSlam and attacks Gage Goldberg
Footage is shown of Goldberg walking near his home. Goldberg says he has ligament damage. Goldberg says that dirty son of a bitch Bobby Lashley hurt his son. His son’s shoulder and neck are hurt. The objective has changed. Goldberg doesn’t want the WWE Championship. Goldberg is coming for Bobby Lashley’s soul. Goldberg will rip it straight from his chest.
WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie was walking in a park earlier today. R-Truth is in disguise with a blonde wig with a guy in a dog costume. Reggie escapes them and runs into the playground area. Reggie flips over them and scales some equipment. R-Truth and the puppy corner Reggie. Reggie flips over the dog and avoids a slap from R-Truth. Reggie escapes. Akira Tozawa is revealed to be the dog. R-Truth says that every dog has his day, but not Tozawa. Tozawa didn’t act like a dog.
Eva Marie makes her entrance. She’ll face Doudrop next.
Video Package: Eva Marie vs. Doudrop
Eva Marie vs. Doudrop
Before the match begins, Doudrop attacks Eva Marie and scoop slams her. Doudrop hits a senton splash before hitting the ropes and hitting a cross-body splash. Doudrop covers and counts the pin herself. The match never actually started.
The referee calls over the ring announcer. The referee says Eva Marie is unable to compete tonight. Doudrop takes the microphone and says she’s the winner of the match.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is walking backstage. Sarah Schreiber talks about Nia Jax’s threat. Flair says she will not be splattered. She will slay that nasty krakken. She’s the most decorated female in WWE history. Long live the Queen!
Karrion Kross makes his entrance. He’ll be in action against Humberto Carrillo next.
Karrion Kross vs. Humberto Carrillo
Carrillo takes it to Kross early on and hits a cross-body block for a one count. Kross hits the ropes, blows through a clothesline, and turns Carrillo inside out with a clothesline. Carrillo kicks out of a pin and hits a snap suplex for a two count. Kross stomps Carrillo down in the corner and absorbs a chop. Kross connects with a back elbow and covers for another two count. Kross turns him inside out with a whip to the corner. Kross applies a chin lock, but Carrillo fights out. Kross hits a northern lights suplex for another two count. Kross goes back to a chin lock. Carrillo fights up and hits a jawbreaker followed by a spin kick. Carrillo takes it to Kross and snaps him off the top rope. Carrillo leaps off the top rope, but Kross forearms him out of midair. Kross hits a Doomsday Saito Suplex followed by a Krossjacket for the win.
Winner by Submission: Karrion Kross
Footage is shown from earlier tonight of Nia Jax splattering Nikki A.S.h. and Rhea Ripley.
Nia Jax is warming up backstage. Sarah Schreiber asks if she’s confident she can splatter Charlotte Flair. Jax says she’ll do it to anyone she wants. She’ll take Flair’s invisible crown and shove it up her royal behind.
Nia Jax makes her entrance.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro are backstage. Riddle says he went to high school and graduated. Randy Orton isn’t sure about that. Orton says the only thing Riddle has to be good at today is being his tag team partner. Riddle says he’s his tag team partner for a reason and won’t let him down. Riddle says he’s also good at motorbikes, talking to babes, going fast and slow… Orton walks off.
Nia Jax vs. Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
The bell rings, and Flair quickly gets out of the ring. Flair smiles and gets back in the ring. Jax charges her, so Flair leaves the ring again. Flair gets in the ring and locks up with Jax. Flair pulls the hair and slaps her in the head. Flair smiles. Jax shoves her. Flair hits the ropes and kicks the knee. Flair goes for a suplex, but Jax fights her. Jax gets out and head-butts Flair. Jax takes a moment before avalanching Flair against the ropes. Jax avalanches Flair in the corner and wiggles her derriere. Flair avoids a hip attack and stomps her. Flair applies a side headlock. Jax fights out, and shoulder blocks her down. Jax shoves Flair down before choking her on the middle rope. Flair elbows her back twice. Flair avoids an avalanche, but Jax reverses a whip. Flair rolls up the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Flair applies a dragon sleeper over the top rope. Flair then snaps her off the middle rope and poses.
Flair jumps on her back and goes for a sleeper hold. Jax quickly slams her off. Jax goes for a spinebuster, but it didn’t look good. Flair kicks out at one and rolls out of the ring. Flair knocks Jax off the apron and hits a plancha.
We come back from the break to see Jax violently slam Flair down. Jax then absolutely ROCKS her with a forearm. That was a potato. Flair sidesteps her and sends her shoulder-first into the ring post. Flair steps on her and goes to the top rope for a moonsault. Jax gets the knees up. Jax hits a Samoan Drop and goes for a leg drop, but Flair moves. Flair kicks her directly in the head and covers. Jax gets up, so Flair slaps her in the face. Jax looks livid.
They awkwardly clunk around for a few moments and seem to have real heat with each other. Something is going on here. Jax pie faces her into the ropes. Flair gingerly hits the ropes and jumps on her shoulders, but Jax isn’t moving for her. They struggle around for a few more moments before Flair hits a side leg sweep for a two count. Flair chop blocks the knee and attacks it. Flair mocks her and goes for the Figure Four, but Jax kicks her into the turnbuckles. Jax hits a STIFF chokebomb for the win. Wow, that was… something.
Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
RK-Bro defends the Raw Tag Team Championship against WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP later tonight.
A replay is shown from last week of AJ Styles and Omos interrupting the RK-Bro Championship Celebration. Randy Orton attacked Omos with a scooter. Riddle then pinned AJ Styles.
John Morrison says he wanted a match against The Miz, but he’s hiding. Morrison then wanted a match against the biggest man he knows. Omos is shown. Omos says it sucks to be Morrison.
Omos makes his entrance with AJ Styles by his side.
Omos w/ AJ Styles vs. John Morrison
Morrison goes to spray Omos with the Drip Stick, but Omos slaps it out of his hand. Omos knocks him to the corner but misses an avalanche. Morrison kicks away at Omos and gets in the ring. Omos grabs him and goes for an avalanche, but Morrison slides through the legs. Morrison kicks away at him and goes for a springboard, but Omos grabs him by the throat and shoves him over the top rope. Omos goes outside and throws Morrison toward the steps, but Morrison leaps over them. Morrison jumps off the steps, but Omos whiffs on a clothesline. Omos then picks him up and clotheslines him. Omos gets Morrison in the ring and bounces him off the ropes. Omos hits a nasty chokebomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
Xavier Woods makes his way to the ring. He’ll face AJ Styles next.
AJ Styles w/ Omos vs. Xavier Woods
The bell rings, and Woods applies a waistlock. Styles backs him to the corner and elbows him. Woods chops and punches him back. Styles fights back at him and sends him into the ropes. Woods hits a head-scissor into a side leg sweep. Woods hits the ropes and goes for a baseball slide, but Styles moves. Styles jumps off the apron, but Woods flapjacks him into the barricade. Woods delivers a stiff chop and gets him in the ring for a one count. Woods kicks the leg out and hits a step-up senton splash for a two count. Woods charges, but Styles superkicks him. Woods drops Styles on the apron, but Styles forearms him back. Woods quickly rolls out of the ring. Styles charges and hits a nasty baseball slide. Styles gets him in the ring for a two count. Styles puts Woods in the corner, blocks a boot, and hits a leg breaker. Styles works on the leg and stretches it out. Woods fights up and takes Styles down after exchanging some blows. Woods shoulders him in the corner and hits a northern lights suplex for a two count. Woods gets out of a powerbomb, but he falls on the landing. Woods puts him in the tree of woe and punches him. Woods connects with a dropkick for a near fall.
Styles flips through a back suplex and kicks Woods in the knee. Woods knocks him back, but Styles takes him down with a Calf Crusher. Woods crawls toward the bottom rope. Woods is nearly there, but the pain is too great and he submits.
Winner by Submission: AJ Styles
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro make their entrance.
AJ Styles will be on commentary for the next match. Omos stands behind him.
Raw Tag Team Championship
RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) (c’s) vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP
Riddle starts against WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. Riddle avalanches him and connects with some strikes. Lashley quickly takes him down and hits a delayed vertical suplex complete with flexing. Lashley covers for a two count. MVP tags in and punches away at Riddle. MVP covers Riddle for a two count. Randy Orton tags in and takes MVP down. Orton stomps the limbs and tags Riddle in. Orton helps Riddle connect with a spinning senton for a no-count. MVP rolls out of the ring, so Lashley checks on him. Riddle takes out Lashley and MVP with a springboard spinning senton.
We come back from the break to see Lashley hit Riddle with a wild flatliner for a near fall. MVP tags in and stands over Riddle to punch away at him. MVP covers for a two count. MVP applies a chin lock and cinches it in. Riddle fights up and kicks away at MVP. MVP blocks a kick and takes him down.
Orton tags in and takes MVP down before clotheslining him in the corner. Orton does the 10 punches in the corner and hits an uppercut. Orton sends him back to the corner, but MVP boots him in the face. MVP charges, but Orton hits a snap powerslam. Orton drops down and sizes MVP up. Orton kicks Lashley coming in the ring. Orton hits Lashley with a draping DDT. Orton sizes up the WWE Champion, but MVP blindsides him with a big boot. MVP sends Orton into the ring post shoulder-first.
Lashley tags in and angrily punches away at Orton. Lashley shoulders him in the corner a few times. Lashley backs up and splits Orton in half with another shoulder to the midsection. Lashley takes Orton down and taunts him. Orton gets up and goes for an RKO, but Lashley shoves him off. Riddle tags in and hits a snap kick. Riddle hits a pair of running forearms in the corner. Riddle tries for an exploder, but Lashley fights out. Riddle quickly hits a Ripcord Knee and goes to the top rope. Riddle hits the WWE Champion with the Floating Bro but MVP stomps Riddle’s barefoot to break up the pin. Orton runs in, but MVP gets him out of the ring. MVP tags in and big boots Riddle. Riddle and MVP soon take each other out with kicks.
Outside the ring, Lashley scoops Orton up, but Orton slides off and sends him into the ring post. Omos grabs Orton in full view of the referee. Riddle hits Omos with a baseball slide. Styles swings at Orton, but Orton hits him with a back suplex on the commentary table. Riddle hits MVP with a pump knee followed by the Floating Bro for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: RK-Bro
Lashley crushes Riddle with a Spear after the match. Orton runs in and hits Lashley with an RKO!