WWE Raw Results
September 13, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts (TD Garden)
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.
We go live into the TD Garden. Tonight, Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship against Randy Orton. Big E also vows to cash in Money in the Bank.
Mr. Money in the Bank Big E makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Soon after, Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro make their way to the ring. Orton will be challenging for the WWE Championship tonight, a match which Big E looms over largely. Finally, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP make their way to the ring.
Big E says in case there is any confusion, he fully intends to cash in his Money in the Bank contract tonight. Riddle says it’s good to have Big E back on Raw. Riddle asks Big E not to cash in on Randy Orton since that’s his bro. MVP tells Riddle to shut his dumb ass up. Big E won’t cash in on Orton because Orton isn’t winning the WWE Championship tonight. On all the nights Big E could have shown up, he chose the wrong one. When Big E shows up, MVP is as happy to see him as anyone else. MVP laughs when Big E shakes his hips, but they’re not in a laughing mood. They’re supposed to be challenging for the Raw Tag Team Championship since they won Tag Team Turmoil last week, but Orton politicked his way into changing the WWE Championship match from Extreme Rules to tonight.
Orton says it’s been 14 long years since he’s fought Lashley. Orton doesn’t want to wait two more weeks. Orton knows there’s no conceivable way to throw Lashley off his game except change the date of the match. There was no politicking. Orton went to who he needed to go to and what he wanted because he is Randy Freakin’ Orton. Big E says we’ve got two big meaty men fighting tonight. A “Randy” chant picks up. MVP says he always believed Big E would win the WWE Championship first of the other clowns he hangs with, but it didn’t happen. MVP then thought going to SmackDown would get him going, and it did. Big E won Money in the Bank, but he ran to Raw when he got scared of Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Maybe Big E thinks the All Mighty is a pushover, but after seeing what Lashley does to Orton, he’ll prove it.
Orton says the fight is right here. All it takes is one RKO, and he’ll be WWE Champion. Big E then says he’ll cash it in on Orton to become the new WWE Champion. Lashley says Orton made the biggest mistake of his life because he’ll destroy him in the ring and pummel his weak body. If Big E comes close to him with the contract, he’ll shove it so far up his ass he’ll be able to taste the fine print. Big E holds the briefcase up, so Lashley swats it out of his hand. Orton then drops Lashley with an RKO! Orton celebrates big time.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is shown backstage. She’ll face Shayna Baszler in a Championship Qualifying Match.
Replays are shown of Shayna Baszler costing Nia Jax the Raw Women’s Championship last week.
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is backstage. She didn’t get to the top of the mountain because she had friends or partners. Shayna Baszler will never advance with all the dead weight. Flair’s reign will never end. Long live the Queen.
Charlotte Flair will defend the Raw Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss at Extreme Rules.
Shayna Baszler was walking backstage earlier today when Nia Jax confronted her. Baszler says she only did what Jax would have done. Jax can’t beat Charlotte Flair, but Baszler can. Jax wants to be on the same page with her. Baszler walked off.
Championship Contenders Match
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler
They circle the ring before locking up. Flair knees her, so Baszler sends her to the corner. Flair rolls up the turnbuckles, but Baszler takes her down. Flair avoids a baseball slide and hits a plancha.
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We come back from the break to see Flair take Baszler down. Flair steps on her and goes to the top rope. Baszler pulls her down and kicks her in the head for a two count. Baszler goes for a running knee, but Flair moves. Flair rolls her up for a two count. Baszler immediately goes for a Kirifuda Clutch, but Flair elbows out and hits a back suplex. Flair stalks around the ring for a moment, so Baszler floors her with a German Suplex. Baszler kicks her for a near fall. Baszler clubs the back and kicks her. Flair fights back and takes her down before chopping the chest. Baszler reverses a whip and avoids a big boot, but Flair catches her on the backend with an elbow to the face for a near fall.
Baszler tries to fight back, but Flair hits a backbreaker and a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Baszler rolls out of the ring to recover, so Flair takes her out with a moonsault block to the floor. Nia Jax charges down to distract Flair. Baszler then shoves Flair into the steel steps.
Back from the break, we see Flair and Baszler exchanging punches. Baszler spikes her with a German Suplex as Nia Jax watches on from ringside. Flair gets out of a scoop slam and chop blocks the knee. Flair goes to the apron while holding Baszler’s leg. Flair then applies a leglock over the middle rope before getting in Nia Jax’s face. Flair gets in the ring, but Baszler avoids a knee strike. Baszler viciously knees her in the face, so Jax gets on the apron. Flair big boots Baszler for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
Alexa Bliss walks down to the ring with Lilly in one hand and a gift box in another. Bliss thanks Flair for accepting the match at Extreme Rules. Flair says Bliss doesn’t know her tastes. She doesn’t collect dolls. She collects championships. It’s time to leave the dolls at home. Bliss says Flair needs to relax and let her hair down. Everyone loves a good gift. Flair doesn’t want the gift. They go back and forth saying, “No” and “Yes.” Flair takes the gift and holds it. The crowd chants, “Open it!” Flair opens it up and takes out a Lilly doll that looks like her. Bliss says her name is Charly. A “Charly” chant picks up. Bliss wanted to give her something to play with after she loses the title at Extreme Rules. Everyone deserves a friend, even a narcissistic, self-absorbed bitch like Flair. Flair agrees that she is a bitch and likes that the doll has matching accessories. Bliss is crazy if she thinks she’s taking the Raw Women’s Championship. Bliss is even crazier if she thinks she wants the stupid doll. She’ll have Mattel send a Flair action figure when Bliss is locked in the padded cell. In the meantime, she’ll beat her at Extreme Rules. Long live the Queen!
Flair throws Charly at Bliss, so Bliss jumps on her and throws punches. Flair pushes her off and goes for a big boot, but Bliss avoids it and takes her down. Flair charges into the ring, so Bliss hits a sunset flip powerbomb followed by sitting cross-legged in the ring. Bliss holds up the Raw Women’s Championship.
Video Package: Randy Orton’s career highlights
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. He’ll participate in a 6-Man Tag Team Match next.
We come back from the break to see Jinder Mahal, Veer, and Shanky blindside Drew McIntyre. The Viking Raiders charge down to the ring to save McIntyre.
6-Man Tag Team Match
Drew McIntyre and The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) vs. Jinder Mahal, Veer, and Shanky
Erik will start against Veer. Erik punches away at Veer and takes him down. Veer reverses a whip, but Erik slingshots over him. Veer avoids a strike and hits a big Thesz Press. Jinder Mahal tags in and hits Erik with a short-arm clothesline. Mahal punches McIntyre off the apron before hitting Erik with a scoop slam. Veer tags back in, but he misses an elbow drop. Veer tries again, but Erik avoids it.
McIntyre and Mahal tag in. McIntyre clotheslines him down and knocks Shanky off the apron. McIntyre clotheslines Mahal down and goes outside to give Veer an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre elbows Mahal back and comes off the top rope, but Mahal moves. Shanky blind tags in as McIntyre hits Mahal with a spinning spinebuster. Shanky attacks McIntyre from behind, but McIntyre easily drops him with a Michinoku Driver. McIntyre hits Shanky with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre and The Viking Raiders
Big E is backstage when we see Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston surrounding him and smiling. They’re excited for him and dance around.
WWE United States Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. He’ll defend the title against Jeff Hardy next.
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WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie is running backstage and skillfully avoids all the 24/7 guys. R-Truth and Akira Tozawa look upset when Reggie escapes. Drake Maverick walks up. R-Truth says Maverick’s plan didn’t work. Maverick says it was all the execution, not the plan.
Earlier today, Damian Priest said he was excited to face one of his idols, Jeff Hardy.
WWE United States Championship
Damian Priest (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Before the match begins, Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Sheamus is scheduled to face Damian Priest for the United States Championship at Extreme Rules.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Hardy applies a side headlock, so Priest whips him off. Hardy shoulder blocks him and charges, but Priest takes him down. Hardy and Priest each avoid a few moves and are at a stalemate. Hardy kicks and clubs Priest. Priest reverses a whip and hits a back elbow. Priest sends him into the ropes, but Hardy dropkicks the knee. Hardy hits an inverted atomic drop, double leg to the midsection, low dropkick, and an elbow drop. Priest blocks another kick, so Hardy mule kicks him out of the ring. Priest tries to pull him out of the ring, but Hardy kicks him away. Hardy comes off the apron with a diving clothesline. Hardy gets him in the ring and charges, but Priest drops him on the apron and big boots him to the floor. Priest then flattens him with a somersault senton. Sheamus gets up from commentary and shouts at Priest.
We come back from the break to see Priest knock Hardy down on the top rope. Priest goes for a super back suplex, but Hardy turns it into a splash for a near fall. That was a rough landing. They trade punches before Hardy hits a leg sweep and a double leg drop compactor for a near fall. Priest boots Hardy away and kicks him. Priest punches him, so Hardy responds with a modified sling blade. Hardy comes off the second rope with a splash for a near fall.
Priest fights back and punches him to the ropes. Hardy hits the ropes, but Priest takes him down with a spinning wheel kick for a near fall. Priest goes to the top rope, so Hardy cuts him off. Priest gets to the apron and kicks Hardy down. Priest slingshots into the ring and hits what looks like it was supposed to be a seated senton, but he was mistimed. Hardy catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Priest hits a sloppy Reckoning for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
Sheamus charges the ring and attacks Priest before hitting Hardy with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus sizes Priest up, but Priest hits a (sort of) Brogue Kick. Sheamus retreats.
Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. are backstage talking. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina walk up and taunt them. They get into a fight, so Sonya Deville says Nikki A.S.H. (she said Nikki A.H.S.) will face Tamina before Rhea Ripley faces Natalya.
Randy Orton is sitting backstage listening to Riddle talk on and on. Orton puts headphones on, but Big E walks in. Big E says he’ll be watching Orton’s match very closely. Orton puts the headphones back on and ignores Riddle.
Orton will face Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship later tonight.
Nikki A.S.H. w/ Rhea Ripley vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina w/ Natalya
Tamina quickly overwhelms Nikki and throws her across the ring. Tamina stomps her before throwing her once again. Tamina punches away at Nikki’s midsection before sending her to the corner. Nikki hits the ropes and hits a low dropkick to the knee. Nikki hits the ropes, but Tamina clotheslines her down. Tamina shoves her and taunts the crowd. Tamina hits a snapmare for a one count. Tamina applies a chin lock. Nikki fights up, so Tamina smashes her with a slap to the mouth. Tamina pushes her against the ropes and punches her. Tamina hits a scoop slam before missing an elbow drop. Nikki elbows Tamina back and kicks away at her. Tamina shoves her to the corner, so Nikki boots her back. Nikki avoids a clothesline and avalanches her. Nikki hits the ropes again and hits a head-scissor takeover. Nikki does the 10 punches in the corner before going for a whip, but Tamina swats her down. Tamina sends her to the corner, but Nikki boots her back. Nikki comes off the middle rope with a tornado DDT for a near fall, but the referee calls for the bell. Tamina clearly kicked out before the three count. Tamina’s music plays, AND the ring announcer says Tamina won…
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki A.S.H.
There’s utter confusion now, and they fumble outside. Natalya and Tamina takedown Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H.
Rhea Ripley vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya w/ Tamina
We join this match in progress. Ripley gets out of an armbar and hits a headlock takeover. Natalya applies a head-scissor before taking her down. Nikki A.S.H. was brought to the back. Natalya calls Ripley a “bitch” and hits the ropes. Natalya takes her down for a one count. Ripley turns the cover on her for a two count. Ripley goes for a powerbomb, but Natalya hits a hurricanrana. Natalya pummels her in the corner and throws her down. Ripley punches Natalya back, but Natalya counters out. Ripley elbows her back and big boots her down. Natalya rolls out of the ring to recover. Ripley runs outside and dropkicks Tamina, but Ripley’s quadriceps hits the sharp point of the ring steps on the landing. Yikes.
Natalya takes Ripley down and gets her in the ring. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Ripley punches her. Natalya throws her out of the ring and yells at someone to shut up, but no one makes any noise. Natalya hits a snap suplex on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Ripley and Natalya going back and forth. Ripley hits her with a northern lights suplex for a two count. Ripley goes for a Prism Trap, but Natalya fights it. Ripley blocks a kick and goes for the Riptide, but Tamina gets on the apron. Nikki A.S.H. returns to ringside and sweeps the feet. Ripley dropkicks Tamina. Natalya rolls Ripley up and puts her feet on the ropes, but Nikki pushes her off. Ripley head-butts her down and applies the Prism Trap. Natalya taps out.
Winner by Submission: Rhea Ripley
Mansoor and Mustafa Ali make their way to the ring along with The New Day.
Replays are shown of Alexa Bliss giving Charlotte Flair the Charly doll. They then got into a brawl. They are selling the Charly doll on WWEShop.com for $40.
Charlotte Flair is walking backstage. She sees the Charly doll and throws it in the garbage.
8-Man Tag Team Match
Mustafa Ali, Mansoor, and The New Day (Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) vs. Mace, T-Bar, AJ Styles, and Omos
AJ Styles starts against Mansoor. They lock up, and Styles wrenches the arm. Mansoor hits a pair of arm drags followed by a dropkick. The New Day starts a unicorn stampede, with Mansoor joining in. Ali wants in, but they don’t let him in. Ali hard tags in, so Styles drops him with a suplex. T-Bar tags in, and Ali boots him back. Ali hits the ropes, but he gets turned inside out with a big boot. Mace tags in. T-Bar and Mace big boot The New Day off the apron. Mansoor is thrown into the ring. T-Bar clotheslines Ali at ringside. Mace gives Mansoor a chokeslam on the apron.
Mace gets Ali in the ring and gives him a back suplex for a two count. Ali is thrown out of the ring, and Mace poses.
We come back from the break to see T-Bar beating on Mansoor. Mansoor hits an enzuigiri. Styles tags in and grabs Mansoor. Mansoor misses an enzuigiri but gets up and surprises him with one. Xavier Woods tags in and hits Styles with a leg sweep while Kofi Kingston hits a missile dropkick. Kingston blind tagged in and covers for a two count. Kingston hits a pendulum kick followed by a splash to the lower back. T-Bar runs in, but Woods hits a tornado DDT. Mace charges, but Kingston pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Mansoor and Ali hit T-Bar and Mace with stereo suicide dives. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise on Styles, but Styles hits an ushigoroshi. Ali breaks it up. Mace hits a powerbomb on Ali. Mansoor takes Mace out, and T-Bar throws Mansoor out. Woods superkicks T-Bar and Styles hits Wood with a Pele Kick. Kingston rolls Styles up for a near fall. Ali tags in and hits Styles with a tornado DDT.
Omos tags himself in. They zoom in super close as they pump in cheers from the crowd. The few people you see in the background aren’t moving a muscle. Everyone gangs up on Omos, but he clears the ring and hits Ali with a two-handed choke bomb to win.
Winners by Pinfall: Mace, T-Bar, AJ Styles, and Omos
Video Package: Bobby Lashley’s career highlights
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is backstage with MVP. MVP says Lashley will inflict as much punishment on Randy Orton as inhumanly possible. Big E walks up and boos them before reminding them he’s cashing in.
Replays are shown of Doudrop destroying Eva Marie two weeks ago.
Doudrop will face Eva Marie next.
Doudrop vs. Eva Marie
The bell rings, and Eva sidesteps her before kneeing her. Eva applies a side headlock. Doudrop gets out and tries for a senton splash, but Eva moves. Doudrop still grazes her. Eva picks up a one count. Doudrop sends Eva to the corner, but Eva avoids an avalanche. Eva bounces her off the top turnbuckle before kicking her. Doudrop fights back and head-butts her before taking her down. Doudrop avalanches Eva in the corner and lifts her. Eva gets out and tries for a roll-up, but Doudrop doesn’t go down. Doudrop hits a senton splash followed by a cross-body for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Doudrop
Karrion Kross says he’s not here to get lost in the shuffle. He’ll pulverize everyone around him like clockwork until everyone learns to fall and pray.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro make their way to the ring. Randy Orton will challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship next.
Shayna Baszler takes on Nia Jax next week.
Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton w/ Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley (c) w/ MVP
The bell rings, and Orton immediately gets out of the ring. Orton is playing mind games with him. Lashley gets in Riddle’s face, so Orton attacks him from behind. Orton bounces him off the steps and throws him into the ring post. Orton bounces Lashley off the barricade and commentary table. Orton gets Lashley in the ring for a one count. Lashley powers Orton to the corner and shoulders away at him. Orton soon sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Lashley quickly drops Orton over the top rope. Orton appears to tweak his knee on the landing. Orton quickly catches him with a back suplex on the barricade before clotheslining him into the timekeeper’s area.
We come back from the break to see Orton put Lashley on the top rope for a superplex. Orton rolls over and picks up a near fall. Lashley knocks Orton out of the ring and drives him into the ring post. Lashley gets in the ring and knocks Orton off the apron when he gets on. Lashley gets Orton in the ring and crushes him with a shoulder thrust in the corner. Lashley hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Lashley applies a side headlock, but Orton elbows out. Lashley sends him into the ropes and goes for a one-armed spinebuster, but Orton gets out and hits a pair of clotheslines. Orton does the 10 punches in the corner. Lashley shoves him off, so Orton comes back with a snap powerslam for a near fall.
Orton catches Lashley with a draping DDT and gets fired up. Orton sizes him up, but Lashley avoids an RKO. Lashley spears him down, but Orton kicks out! Lashley goes for the Hurt Lock, but Orton fights out. Orton elbows him in the ear and hits an RKO! MVP quickly pulls Lashley to the ropes. Riddle yells at MVP. MVP threatens to hit him with his cane. Orton sneaks up behind MVP and hits him with an RKO on the floor!
Orton gets in the ring, and Lashley splits him in half with another spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Champion: Bobby Lashley
Lashley attacks Riddle after the match and drives his head into the ring post. Lashley then gives Orton a one-armed spinebuster through the commentary table. Lashley appears to have blown his knee out and can’t put any pressure on it.
Big E comes out and is cashing in Money in the Bank!
Bobby Lashley is refusing to defend the title, so Big E slaps him in the face.
Bobby Lashley (c) w/ MVP vs. Big E
Lashley takes Big E down and punches away at him. Big E gets away and chops blocks the knee. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Lashley slides off and spears him down for a near fall. Lashley goes for a Dominator, but Big E gets out and hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Champion: Big E