June 7, 2021
Tampa, Florida (Yuengling Center)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Tag Team Battle Royal: The Viking Raiders defeated Randy Orton & Riddle, The New Day, T-Bar & Mace, Lince Dorado, John Morrison, both last eliminating Orton to become the #1 contenders for the Raw Tag Team titles
- Jaxson Ryker defeated Elias by count-out when Elias ran out of the ring and got counted out
- US Title #1 Contender’s Match: Ricochet vs. Humberto Carrillo was a double count-out
- Jeff Hardy defeated Cedric Alexander via Santon Bomb
- Nikki Cross & Asuka defeated Rhea Ripley & Charlotte Flair via pinfall by Cross on Ripley after Ripley & Flair started fighting and Flair hit her partner with Natural Selection
- Mansoor defeated Drew Gulak via roll up
- Kofi Kingston defeated Riddle via Trouble in Paradise
In-Ring: Randy Orton, Riddle, AJ Styles, Omos, The New Day, The Miz, John Morrison, T-Bar & Mace
We go into the WWE ThunderDome to hear Randy Orton’s music. RK-Bro, consisting of Randy Orton and Riddle, make their way to the ring.
Before the match begins, Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos come out to the stage. Styles thanks everyone for coming out. WWE will be back on the road next month. They’ll be defending their titles live and in person against the very best WWE has to offer. These are the tag teams they want, like the 11-time Tag Team Champions the New Day. Styles says they are national treasures. They can have the same match they had at WrestleMania.
Styles continues to talk about the tag teams. Styles says Lince Dorado is alone tonight because Gran Metalik got injured. The Viking Raiders are all about getting paid. Then we have RK-Bro. The sky is the limit for Riddle, while Randy Orton is an all-time legend. Omos says they are magnificent, stupendous, handsome, and phenomenal.
Kofi Kingston says Styles and Omos are detestable and booty. They’re not a registered tag team. Styles says that’s “totally cap.” They have the Tag Titles. Styles tells Kingston not to interrupt him while he’s being nice. Orton says if he’s trying to be nice, he can shut his damn mouth. Riddle says all you have to do is close your mouth, turn the key, and toss it away. Riddle talks about the RK-Bro merchandise and starts telling a story about his uncle and snakes. Orton lowers Riddle’s microphone and has him zip his lips. Orton takes the imaginary key and puts it in his boot. Riddle puts his head down. Styles asks if anyone else wants to interrupt him.
The Miz’ music hits, and he is wheeled out to the stage by John Morrison. Miz says he’s sorry to interrupt. Morrison says Miz has nothing to be sorry for since he’s so brave. Miz says the tag division is dry. Morrison says that’s why he has his patent-pending Drip Stick to moisten things up. Morrison is entering the Battle Royal. Morrison starts doing his entrance and the slo-mo starts as he lets Miz’ wheelchair go. Miz rolls down the ramp and is terrified in slo-mo.
Orton and Riddle hit the New Day with RKOs. Lince Dorado is then dropped with an RKO. The Tag Team Battle Royal is next.
Tag Team Battle Royal
Randy Orton & Riddle vs. The Viking Raiders vs. The New Day vs. T-Bar & Mace vs. Lince Dorado vs. John Morrison
Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos are on commentary.
The bell rings, and everyone starts attacking each other. Morrison nearly eliminates Dorado, but he stays in. Dorado gets Morrison on the apron and dropkicks him, but Morrison hangs on by his feet. Morrison rakes the eyes and knocks Dorado over the top rope to eliminate the Lucha House Party.
Morrison goes face-to-face with T-Bar and Mace. Morrison sprays the Drip Stick near them, so they eliminate him. The Viking Raiders go after T-Bar and Mace, but they’re wiped out. T-Bar and Mace then take out Riddle and Orton before giving the New Day chokeslams. The tag teams soon gang up on them and eliminate T-Bar and Mace.
We come back from the break to see the Viking Raiders making a run. Riddle is eliminated, but RK-Bro is still alive because Orton is still in. Erik and Ivar take it to the New Day and eliminate Woods. They crush Kingston with a dropkick before Erik slams Ivar into Kingston’s head. Orton comes back and sends Ivar into the ring post before hitting Erik with a snap powerslam. Ivar takes Orton down and slams him. Erik goes to scoop slam Ivar onto Orton, but Kingston double stomps Ivar down onto Erik! Kingston gets fired up and goes for Trouble in Paradise on Orton, but Riddle intercepts it! Kingston is then eliminated to eliminate the New Day totally.
The Viking Raiders go after Orton… and they get the elimination! The Viking Raiders are the #1 Contenders for the Raw Tag Team Championship.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
Backstage: Charlotte Flair, Adam Pearce, Sonya Deville, Rhea Ripley
Footage is shown of Nikki Cross “defeating” Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair in back-to-back 2-Minute Beat the Clock Challenges.
WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are talking when Charlotte Flair walks up. Flair says she was publicly forced into that match last week and wants it stricken from her record. Pearce and Deville both disagree. Flair wants a rematch against Nikki Cross. Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley walks up and says she actually respects Cross. If anyone deserves a rematch, it’s her. Pearce and Deville say Flair and Ripley will team up tonight to take on Nikki Cross and a partner of her choosing. Flair says she’ll be professional, unlike her partner.
Backstage: The Viking Raiders, AJ Styles, Omos
Footage is shown of the Viking Raiders winning the Tag Team Battle Royal.
The Viking Raiders are chopping each other saying they’re ready for the raid. Ivar says the turkey legs are on him. Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos walk up to them. Omos is eating a turkey leg. Styles says the Viking Raiders aren’t into electricity or deodorant apparently. Erik says the way they live honors their viking tradition. Omos takes a big bite of the turkey leg.
Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”
Elias is in the ring and strums a chord on his guitar. Elias greets the WWE ThunderDome. There will be no other introduction tonight. You could’ve been out here walking with the brand new Tag Team Champions, but Jaxson Ryker got in the way. If Ryker did what Elias said, they’d be celebrating with the Tag Team Championship. Instead, Ryker became completely unhinged. For the sake of his career, he had to get away.
Footage is shown of Elias leaving Ryker high and dry to the hands of Omos last week on Raw.
Elias talks about seeing the ghosts of war in Ryker’s eyes, but he didn’t see a man that would go to battle for him. Elias walked out on him, but that doesn’t change the fact that there’s an unwavering universal truth that everyone knows in their hearts that WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Before he walks all over that maniac…
Jaxson Ryker attacks Elias from behind. Ryker has a crew cut that makes him look like a beefier and tattooed Zack Ryder. Ryker throws Elias’ guitar out of the ring and punches away at him. Referees run down to pull Ryker off.
The bell rings, and Ryker viciously attacks Elias. Elias reverses a whip, but Ryker kicks him before giving him a clothesline over the top rope. Ryker blocks a punch and punches away at Elias. Elias quickly bounces Ryker off the steel steps and gets in the ring. Ryker gets in the ring before being counted out. Elias clotheslines Ryker down. Elias connects with a spinebuster for a near fall. Elias punches away at Ryker (Ryker takes a bump before one of the punches is delivered). Elias hits an inverted atomic drop and lift shim up. Ryker pulls the beard and hits a one-armed spinebuster. Elias runs away and gets counted out.
Winner by Count-Out: Jaxson Ryker
Ryker screams at Elias and a HUGE gloop of snot and saliva comes out of his mouth, gets stuck on his beard, and after what seemed like a thousand years, dripped off to the mat. The camera stayed on it the whole time.
In-Ring Contract Signing: Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley
The ring has a table with some chairs set up in it. Drew McIntyre is sitting in one of the chairs. WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are there as well. McIntyre says as we await WWE Champion Bobby Lashley with his external charisma and everyone on the Lashley train, he wants to tells a story. McIntyre tells the story of Robert the Bruce and ultimately succeeding. McIntyre will also succeed and get his WWE Championship back at Hell in a Cell. McIntyre wants to make this official.
MVP cuts McIntyre off and apologizes for being fashionably late. They make their entrance. Lashley sits down in the chair. MVP says the All Mighty wants this to be McIntyre’s final chance at the WWE Championship. If McIntyre doesn’t win, he cannot challenge for the WWE Championship again. MVP continues to talk, but McIntyre cuts him off and says he accepts the terms. McIntyre then says he wants to have this match where no one can interfere. McIntyre wants a Hell in a Cell match, and MVP accepts for Lashley. McIntyre says he went through hell months ago and put it all on the line. McIntyre still feels his last Hell in a Cell match to this day and will do it all over again to beat Lashley.
They sign the contract, and MVP asks Pearce if it’ll be notarized. Pearce says it will be. Lashley says McIntyre cannot beat him. McIntyre says he’ll see him in hell. Lashley says he’ll beat him there as well. McIntyre takes the Claymore Sword and splits the table in half with one swing. Lashley is shocked.
Backstage: Nikki Cross, Asuka
Looks like @NikkiCrossWWE found herself a tag team partner!
— WWE (@WWE) June 8, 2021
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Nikki Cross, and Asuka walks in. Cross will team with Asuka to take on Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley later tonight.
US Title #1 Contender’s Match
Ricochet vs. Humberto Carrillo
The winner will face Sheamus for the WWE United States Championship.
WWE United States Champion Sheamus makes his way to the ring. He is wearing a face shield after having his nose obliterated by Humberto Carrillo last week on WWE Raw. He stays at ringside.
Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo make their entrances. Footage is shown of them each beating Sheamus last week. Footage is then shown of Carrillo breaking Sheamus’ nose.
Sheamus says an injustice was done and neither deserves a shot at his title. They fake going after him, scaring Sheamus back.
Ricochet and Carrillo get into it before doing dives out of the ring.
We join the match in progress. Ricochet takes it to Carrillo before Carrillo hits a springboard cross-body block. Ricochet comes back with a slam, but Carrillo kicks out. Carrillo stomps him down in the corner before being dropped on the apron. Carrillo goes to suplex him to the floor, but Ricochet blocks it. Ricochet suplexes him into the ring, but Carrillo snaps him off the top rope. Carrillo knocks him to the floor and hits a big suicide dive. Carrillo connects with a missile dropkick for a near fall.
Carrillo hits a scoop slam before trying for a moonsault, but Ricochet moves. Ricochet takes him down and hits a German Suplex for a near fall. They wind up on the apron again and trade chops. They then wipe each other out with a Spanish Fly off the apron to the floor! The referee counts both of them out.
Sheamus laughs heartily at ringside. Sheamus says they’re not in his league. They’re not even close to it. Sheamus happily walks off.
Backstage: The New Day, MVP
The New Day are talking backstage when MVP asks to talk to Kofi Kingston. Kingston tells Xavier Woods he can handle MVP. MVP says he was impressed with Kingston’s match last week. MVP says he may now represent the All Mighty WWE Champion, but a while ago he was a Kofi fan. MVP says he watched Kingston win the WWE Championship and cried tears of joy. Kingston was a champion he could relate to and be proud of. KofiMania was everything. Then it just ended. Did Kingston ever think about why that happened? MVP says he got comfortable. Last week, he saw glimpses of that Kingston that brought us KofiMania. Then he shook hands with Drew McIntyre, meaning he’s comfortable with losing. KofiMania ended because Kingston let it. Kingston tells him to watch his mouth. You don’t bring up his friends and family. They motivate him. What does Lashley fight for? Money? MVP says Lashley fights for honor and prestige before walking off. Kingston looks fired up.
Video: Eva Marie
Eva Marie will return next Monday on WWE Raw.
Backstage: Mansoor, Mustafa Ali
Mansoor is warming up backstage when Mustafa Ali comes up to him. Ali says opponents will take every opportunity to cut a corner to beat him.
Jeff Hardy vs. Cedric Alexander
Earlier today, Jeff Hardy said locker room veterans used to be respected. Cedric Alexander doesn’t show respect, so Hardy will show him that respect is earned.
The match begins, and Hardy takes it to Alexander early on. Alexander soon comes back with a dropkick for a two count. Alexander dominates Hardy for a bit, cinching in a deep chin lock. Hardy fights back, but Alexander cuts him off. Alexander takes Hardy down and goes to the second rope. Alexander mocks Hardy’s taunt and jumps, but Hardy kicks him. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate and goes to the top rope. Hardy connects with a Swanton Bomb that absolutely crushes Alexander for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy
Nikki Cross & Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley & Charlotte Flair
Before the match backstage, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is warming up when Charlotte Flair comes up to her to tell her to follow her lead. Ripley says she’s the champion and that outweighs Flair’s position.
Charlotte Flair starts against Nikki Cross. Flair soon tags in Ripley. They gloat to each other until Cross rolls Ripley up for a two count. Cross tags Asuka in. Asuka dances around and shoulder blocks Ripley. Ripley doesn’t go down. They shove each other. Ripley blocks a kick and head-butts her. Asuka elbows out of a slam and applies an octopus stretch. Ripley counters out, but Asuka goes for a roll-up. Ripley stomps Asuka and sends her into the ropes. Flair blind tags in. Ripley shoulder blocks Asuka before Flair kicks her out of the ring. Flair chops Asuka. Asuka boots her back. Cross tags in and hits a head-scissor takeover on Flair. Asuka dropkicks Flair, and Cross covers for a two count. Asuka wrenches the arm, but Flair twists out and applies a chin lock. Ripley blind tags in, but Asuka hip attacks her to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Flair and Ripley going back and forth attacking Cross while gloating toward each other. Ripley hits a delayed vertical suplex and waves at Flair. Ripley hard tags Flair in, so Cross hits a jawbreaker. Flair ducks an enzuigiri and goes after Asuka, but Asuka avoids it. Flair lifts Cross and accidentally hits Ripley with Cross’ feet. Cross rolls Flair up for a near fall. Ripley tags in, but Cross hits a bulldog.
Asuka tags in and attacks Ripley before covering for a near fall. Asuka knocks Flair off the apron and hits Ripley with a double knee facebuster. Ripley blocks a kick and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Cross makes a tag and hits a cross-body block. Ripley kicks out. Flair throws Cross out of the ring and tells Ripley to tag her in. Ripley and Flair get into a brawl. Ripley goes for the Riptide, but Flair rakes the eyes and hits Natural Selection. Cross covers Ripley for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Nikki Cross and Asuka
Mansoor vs. Drew Gulak
Mansoor takes it to Gulak for a few moments with some arm drags, but Gulak quickly takes him down. Mustafa Ali is shown backstage watching. Gulak rolls Mansoor up with a handful of tights, but Mansoor kicks out and rolls Gulak up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Mansoor
Backstage: Riddle, Randy Orton
Riddle is sitting sadly backstage when Randy Orton walks up and gives him the imaginary key. Riddle happily unlocks his mouth. Riddle says he has to face Kofi Kingston tonight, but he wants to go to Burger King and eat a burger. Now that they’re going back on the road, he and Orton can visit every Burger King in the country. Orton holds a finger up to his mouth, so Riddle sadly starts to zip his lip. Before he does, Riddle asks if Orton is coming to ringside with him. Orton says he’s not sure yet. Riddle says Orton is wearing a sweet hoodie and zips his lip. Orton takes the key and throws it away. Riddle sadly scoots off.
Kofi Kingston vs. Riddle
They go back and forth to start the match before Riddle hits a pair of gutwrench suplexes. Riddle hits a Broton, but Kingston kicks out. Woods distracts Riddle with the trombone, and Kingston takes Riddle down. Randy Orton’s music hits, and he comes down threatening Woods. Kingston wipes him out with a baseball slide before kicking Riddle out of the ring. Woods celebrates, so Orton gives him a back suplex on the commentary table. Kingston then takes out Orton and Riddle with a trust fall from the top rope to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Riddle forearm Kingston in the corner and hit a PK. Kingston gets out of a suplex and boots Riddle back. Kingston goes for a springboard hurricanrana, but they totally botch it. Luckily no one got hurt there. Kingston covers for a two count. Kingston hits a slingshot splash for another two count. Riddle fights back and goes for a German Suplex off the second rope, but Kingston fights it. Kingston goes to the top rope and counters Riddle. Kingston hits a front suplex to the mat and splashes him getting to his feet for a two count. Kingston charges, but Riddle pulls him over the top rope in front of Randy Orton.
Kingston gets on the apron and avoids a knee from Riddle. Riddle knocks Kingston back to ringside. Riddle goes outside and viciously punches away at Kingston. Riddle knees him from the apron and hits Kingston with Orton’s hanging DDT! Orton tells Riddle to finish Kingston. Riddle drops down a la Orton and stalks Kingston. Kingston counters an RKO, but misses Trouble in Paradise. Riddle goes for Bro Derek, but Kingston gets out of it and hits Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Backstage: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler
— WWE (@WWE) June 8, 2021
Footage is shown of Reginald beating Shayna Baszler last week on WWE Raw with assistance from Alexa Bliss’ magic. Later that night, Baszler beat up Reginald and said Bliss’ doll Lilly is just a stupid doll.
Nia Jax finds Shayna Baszler backstage and warns her about Alexa Bliss. Baszler says it’s just a stupid doll. She doesn’t need Jax’ help. Bliss could use Jax’ help.
In-Ring: Alexa’s Playground With Shayna Baszler
Alexa Bliss with the swing set is in the center of the ring. She’s holding Lilly. Bliss greets everyone and says it’s time to make a new friend.
Shayna Baszler interrupts and makes her way to the ring. Baszler knocks over the rocking horse and sits on the swing. Bliss says that wasn’t very nice. Baszler didn’t learn her lesson because she did some things last week that were naughty. Bliss told Lilly that Baszler could change. They can be friends. All she has to do is apologize to Lilly. Baszler is flabbergasted that Bliss wants her to apologize to a doll. Bliss is more delusional than she looks. Bliss is the reason for Reginald’s actions and the reason why she and Nia are no longer WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Bliss says she would never do such a thing. Bliss just wants them to be friends. Bliss listens to Lilly and becomes stone faced. Bliss says it’s in Baszler’s best interests to apologize to Lilly.
Baszler grabs Lilly out of Bliss’ hands and apologizes to Lilly… for being a stupid doll. Bliss attacks Baszler, but Baszler knocks her out of the ring. Baszler stands on Lilly’s body and stomps her. The lights start to flicker and go out. Baszler runs away and pyro starts going off on the ramp far, far away from Baszler, but she sells it like it’s next to her. Bliss smiles while holding Lilly.
Baszler is backstage and the lights are still flickering. A crate and a metal trellis nearly fall on her. Baszler eventually runs to a locker room, locks the door with a chain, and puts some chairs in front of it. Baszler keeps saying it’s just a stupid doll. Baszler sees Lilly in the mirror, but turns and it isn’t there. Baszler eventually kicks the mirror, shattering it. Lilly is seen in the broken pieces. The lights go out and Baszler screams to end the show. Yep.