Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
August 9, 2021
Orlando, Florida (Amway Center)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Quick Match Results
- Drew McIntyre defeated Baron Corbin via Claymore
- Karrion Kross defeated Jeff Hardy via Kross Jacket submission
- Alexa Bliss defeated Doudrop via roll up after a “distraction” by Lilly
- Championship Contenders Match: Sheamus defeated Ricochet via Brogue Kick
- Damian Priest defeated John Morrison via the Reckoning
- T-Bar defeated Mustafa Ali via Feast Your Eyes
- Non-Title Match: Nikki A.S.H. defeated Rhea Ripley by disqualification when Charlotte Flair attacked Nikki
- Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles via RKO, countering a Phenomenal Forearm
In-Ring: Randy Orton, Riddle, AJ Styles, Omos
Randy Orton’s music hits, and The Viper makes his way to the ring for the first time in months. Orton is sporting a classic mustache and a small goatee. Orton looks fired up to see a live audience. Orton takes his time posing and listens to a “Randy” chant. Orton says he’s supposed to say this: “Welcome to Monday Night Raw!”
Broooo… Riddle makes his way to the ring on his scooter. Riddle looks beside himself with glee. Orton turns his back on him rather than hugging him. Riddle says he missed Orton so much, but where did he go? First, Riddle thought Orton was hiding. Then he thought he was on vacation. Riddle just missed him so much. Riddle is glad Orton is back. It reminds him of his stepdad leaving 25 years ago for milk, but he got lost and never returned. An “RK-Bro” chant picks up. Orton did come back, and now they can be RK-Bro.
Riddle starts up a “Randy” chant and dances around. Orton has a question for Riddle. What in the hell makes Riddle think Orton would want to team with him again? Orton says they had a few matches, made a few t-shirts, and both got a buzz… on social media. Orton works better by himself. Riddle has done well by himself without Orton or his stepdad. Riddle sadly asks if that means he doesn’t want to be on a team with him anymore. Orton says they were a good team. An “RK-Bro” chant fires up again.
AJ Styles says this is so embarrassing you can taste it. Some would say it’s “too sweet.” Styles and Omos get in the ring. Styles tells Riddle that Orton has a few nicknames like “Viper,” “Apex Predator,” and “Legend Killer.” Orton has used and abused everyone he’s met. Orton will not be Riddle’s friend. Styles says it’s just silly and doesn’t make any sense. Styles thought Omos breaking Riddle’s scooter and throwing him around would hurt him, but he never thought a broken heart by Orton would hurt Riddle the most. Styles gives props to Orton. Orton tells Styles to shut his mouth. Orton has been home for 7 weeks watching Styles run his mouth. The only thing bigger than Styles’ ego is that big jackass. Styles says that’s cap because Omos is not a jackass. Styles tells the crowd to shut up. Styles says since Orton doesn’t have a tag team partner, they should fight. We’ll see who runs Raw. Orton accepts and says he’ll defeat him tonight. Orton will give him a spoiler for how he’ll beat him: he’ll use the three most destructive letters in sports entertainment – R-K… Orton goes for an RKO on Styles, but he escapes.
Orton goes for an RKO on Omos, but Omos throws him off. Orton quickly escapes the ring. Riddle sizes Omos up and goes for an RKO, but Omos holds him up. Omos grabs him by the throat and gives him a chokeslam. Riddle rolls out of the ring in pain in front of Orton. Orton says that wasn’t very smart and walks off.
Backstage: Baron Corbin
Footage is shown of Drew McIntyre being assaulted by Jinder Mahal with a chair last week on Raw. McIntyre fought Mahal, Veer, and Shanky off using his Claymore Sword.
A disheveled Baron Corbin is backstage. Kevin Patrick asks Corbin about coming here to challenge Drew McIntyre. Corbin says he’s run into some tough times and needs the money. He’s lost his crown, his house, his wife, and his kids. Corbin is homeless and had to stay in a WWE production truck. Corbin says he had to take Jinder Mahal’s match because he needs the money. It doesn’t excite him to get into the ring with someone that can decapitate him with a sword, but you have to do what you have to do. Corbin sadly skulks off.
Backstage: Drew McIntyre
Kevin Patrick asks Drew McIntyre about Jinder Mahal hiring Baron Corbin to come after him. McIntyre asks the crowd if he should feel bad for Corbin, but he doesn’t. Corbin has been a terrible human being, and Orlando wants to see him beat his ass. McIntyre talks about his deceased mother not complaining about her genetic disorder and having him even though the pregnancy could kill her. McIntyre says he doesn’t want to hear Corbin complaining. Payback is a bitch.
Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance and stabs his Claymore into a stone.
Corbin tries to reason with McIntyre at the sound of the bell and says he’s desperate. Corbin tries to attack, but McIntyre cuts him off. McIntyre punches him in the corner and chops him. McIntyre sends him into the ropes and gives him a nasty back elbow. McIntyre stomps Corbin and forearms him to the corner. McIntyre whips him hard into the corner, and Corbin collapses in pain. Jinder Mahal is watching backstage with Veer and Shanky. McIntyre hits Corbin with a suplex for a two count. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but Corbin holds on. McIntyre clotheslines him over the top rope. McIntyre puts him against the commentary desk and chops him. Corbin quickly punches McIntyre and drives him into the apron. Corbin puts McIntyre back in the ring and knees him in the midsection a few times before throwing him outside the ring. Corbin charges McIntyre at ringside, but McIntyre counters with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex into the barricade!
We come back from the break to see Corbin fighting McIntyre on the top rope and connecting with a superplex for a near fall. Corbin nearly cries when McIntyre kicks out. McIntyre fights back, so Corbin goes for an out-and-in clothesline. McIntyre counters that with a Glasgow Kiss. They both go down.
McIntyre gets to his feet and angrily punches Corbin down in the corner. McIntyre connects with a pair of clotheslines before sending him into the ropes. McIntyre hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex before hitting a second one. McIntyre ducks a clothesline and connects with a neckbreaker before kipping up. McIntyre sizes Corbin up. Corbin is begging McIntyre not to hit him with the Claymore Kick. McIntyre asks for a microphone. McIntyre says, “Corbin, you are absolutely pathetic, but I’m starting to feel a little bad for you.” McIntyre says if things are that bad, and he knows they are, how much money does Corbin need to get by for a few days to get a meal, a bed, and a shower. Corbin asks for $100,000. It’s all he needs! McIntyre laughs and says that sounds reasonable. How about $200,000? $300,000? 3… 2… 1! McIntyre connects with a Claymore and pins him for the win! McIntyre kips up and says, “Good night, Corbin!”
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Jinder Mahal makes his way to the ring with Veer and Shanky. McIntyre takes his Claymore Sword, named Angela, and points it at them. They back up the ramp.
Backstage: Randy Orton, Riddle
— WWE (@WWE) August 10, 2021
Randy Orton is walking backstage when Riddle scoots up to him. They may not be a team anymore, but can they still be friends? Riddle wants to be ringside when he faces AJ Styles. Orton doesn’t say anything. Riddle says Styles will have Omos out there, so he wants to come out to help. Orton doesn’t say anything. Riddle says, “You can’t be serious, bro!” Orton says, “I am serious, and don’t call me ‘bro.’” Orton walks off.
Jeff Hardy vs. Karrion Kross
Footage is shown from three weeks ago of Jeff Hardy defeating NXT Champion Karrion Kross in Kross’ WWE Raw debut match. Hardy used the ropes to pin him.
A pretaped promo is shown with NXT Champion Karrion Kross. Three weeks ago, Hardy cheated him out of a victory in his Raw debut. Kross has thought of nothing but revenge. Now, Hardy’s time is up. Hardy will fall and pray.
The bell rings, and Hardy ducks a clothesline before punching him. Hardy hits the ropes, but Kross big boots him down. Kross attacks him in the corner and clubs him. Kross hits an exploder suplex. A “Hardy” chant picked up. Hardy fights back at Kross, but Kross blocks him and throws him out of the ring. Kross says they aren’t done yet, but Hardy reverses a whip into the steel steps. Hardy then leaps off the steps and avalanches him against the barricade.
Hardy gets Kross in the ring and hits a side leg sweep. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Kross gets up and sweeps the feet. Kross laughs at Hardy.
We come back from the break to see Hardy take Kross down. Kross is first to his feet and kicks Hardy. Hardy fights back and hits an inverted atomic drop followed by a double leg drop and a dropkick to the face. Hardy hits a splash for a near fall. Kross shoulders Hardy in the corner and sends him to the opposite corner. Hardy boots him back and hits a splash off the second rope for another near fall.
Hardy rolls Kross up and pulls the tights, but Kross kicks out. Kross connects with a Doomsday Saito followed by the Kross Jacket for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission: NXT Champion Karrion Kross
Kross leaves, but he gets back in the ring and hits a Doomsday Saito, followed by the Kross Jacket. Hardy continues to tap out.
Video Package: The formation of RK-Bro
Riddle says this is a tough night. Riddle is sad because Randy Orton doesn’t want to team or have him in his corner. If Orton doesn’t want him out there, he’ll respect that. Riddle is a stallion and will do what stallions do: ride on! Riddle rides off on his scooter.
Alexa Bliss vs. Doudrop
Eva Marie won’t get out of the ring, so the referee orders her out. A loud, “We want Wyatt” chant picks up. Bliss kicks Doudrop and punches her. Doudrop shoves Bliss down. Bliss crawls over to Doudrop in a creepy way. Bliss gets to her feet, so Doudrop scoops her up. Bliss slides into a sleeper hold, but Doudrop slams her off. Bliss avoids a senton splash and kicks away at her. Lilly is propped up in the corner. Bliss covers for a one count. Doudrop sends Bliss into the ropes, but Bliss jumps into the ropes and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Bliss gets out of the ring and comes after Eva Marie. Doudrop attacks Bliss from behind and sends her into the barricade.
Doudrop gets Bliss back into the ring and attacks her. Doudrop talks trash to the Lilly doll in the corner. The Lilly doll winks at Doudrop. The crowd groans at the graphic. Bliss rolls Doudrop up for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss
Eva Marie is furious and slaps Doudrop in the head a few times.
Backstage: John Morrison, The Miz, Sheamus
Replays are shown of Damian Priest taking it to Miz and Morrison last week on WWE Raw.
John Morrison and The Miz are backstage. Miz says he can’t stand Damian Priest. WWE United States Champion Sheamus walks up and says he can’t stand people with obnoxious hair and silly catchphrases. Sheamus is talking about Morrison. Morrison threatens him with a Drip Stick, but Miz talks sense into him. Sheamus has to crush that rat Ricochet. As for America’s Moist Wanted, he better get the job done. Otherwise, he’s in for a hell of a drip stick.
Championship Contenders Match
Sheamus vs. Ricochet
Sheamus takes it to Ricochet early on in the match. Sheamus hits a headlock takeover. Ricochet fights up, so Sheamus shoulder blocks him down. Ricochet comes back with a hurricanrana and a dropkick. Sheamus gets out of the ring to recover. Sheamus gets in the ring after a few moments. Sheamus kicks Ricochet and clubs him. Sheamus takes him down and applies an armbar. Ricochet fights up and goes after the mask. Sheamus fights him off and hits a scoop slam. Sheamus punches him in the ribs and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head. Ricochet delivers a facebuster and charges, but Sheamus lifts him. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Ricochet ducks. The momentum takes Sheamus out of the ring. Ricochet hits a baseball slide into the commentary table. Ricochet then kills Sheamus with a springboard cross-body block to the floor over the commentary desk!
We come back from the break to see Sheamus hit an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus goes for a submission, but Ricochet wildly elbows out of it. Ricochet pulls Sheamus out of the ring, and Sheamus falls hard to the floor. Ricochet punches him in the mask as Sheamus gets on the apron. The mask hurts Ricochet’s hand. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but Ricochet stuns him with an overhead kick. Sheamus pushes Ricochet off the top rope, but he does a backflip and lands on his feet. Ricochet hits a wild leaping hurricanrana off the top rope. Ricochet hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall.
Ricochet lifts Sheamus, but Sheamus slides off. Sheamus charges, but Ricochet drops him into the turnbuckle. Ricochet goes for a springboard, but his face hits Sheamus’ mask, stunning him. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Sheamus
Damian Priest’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Sheamus still inside. Priest gets in Sheamus’ face, and they argue. Sheamus then backs off and leaves the ring. Sheamus gets back in to blindside him, but Priest simply dumps him over the top rope. Sheamus is furious.
Damian Priest vs. John Morrison
Morrison quickly elbows Priest in the face, so Priest throws Morrison to the corner and punches away at him. Morrison goes to crawl out of the ring, so Priest grabs him. Morrison takes him down with a kick to the face and a sliding knee for a two count. Morrison elbows away at Priest and applies a head and arm submission. Priest fights out of it and kicks away at Morrison before stunning him with a right hand and a clothesline. Morrison gets out of a suplex and clubs him. Priest quickly knees Morrison, but Morrison comes back with an elbow to the face. They counter a bunch of strikes before hitting stereo kicks to wipe each other out. Morrison pulls Priest out of the ring and boots him. Morrison goes to the second rope and hits a twisting cross-body block to the floor. Morrison gets Priest in the ring, avoids a kick, and hits a cartwheel kick. Morrison goes for a springboard, but Priest kicks him out of midair. Priest goes for the Reckoning, so Miz sprays him in the face with the Drip Stick. Priest isn’t distracted by this and hits the Reckoning for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest
Priest goes outside and steals the Drip Sticks from Miz and sprays Morrison with them. Priest goes toward Miz, so Miz shoves him away and stands on his feet. Miz is healthy! Miz looks terrified that he revealed his own secret and runs away.
Damian Priest grabs a microphone and talks about Sheamus. WWE United States Champion Sheamus comes out to the stage and says if Priest wants to talk about him, he better do it to his face. Priest says he wants Sheamus at SummerSlam for the title. Sheamus says Priest talks a big game and better be ready for the fight of his life because he accepts. Priest turns around and hits Morrison with a Brogue Kick.
Backstage: Mansoor, Mustafa Ali
Footage is shown of T-Bar and Mace beating Mustafa Ali and Mansoor following some miscommunication from the losing team.
Mansoor is backstage apologizing to Mustafa Ali and says he got him a new ring jacket as a gift. Ali says he doesn’t have to apologize. All Mansoor has to do is learn from it. Ali will show him some stuff against T-Bar.
T-Bar vs. Mustafa Ali
T-Bar takes it to Ali early on. Ali gets him out of the ring and goes for a dive, but T-Bar catches him and throws him into the barricade. T-Bar eventually hits Feast Your Eyes for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: T-Bar
After the match, Mansoor fights off T-Bar and Mace, impressing Ali.
Backstage: Reggie, Akira Tozawa, R-Truth
WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie is backstage. Akira Tozawa and R-Truth try to pin him for the title, but he escapes.
Backstage: AJ Styles, Omos
Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos are backstage with Kevin Patrick. Styles says he’s going to put Randy Orton back on the sidelines tonight.
Raw Tag Team Champion AJ Styles takes on Randy Orton later tonight.
In-Ring: Bobby Lashley, MVP
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring with MVP. Replays are shown of Lashley accepting Goldberg’s SummerSlam challenge. MVP asks the WWE Universe to rise for the proper showing of respect to the All Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. The crowd loudly boos. MVP says Lashley will be going against Goldberg for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. Sadly, that has been mired in controversy. They want to set the record straight. If Goldberg was looking for a fight, it was right in the ring. Goldberg wisely never raised his hands to the man. Goldberg instead left the ring in an orderly fashion. Instead, Goldberg savaged MVP and crushed him with a Spear. Goldberg felt the need to make up for the cheap shot, so he lied and said MVP threatened his 15-year-old son, Gage. MVP would never do such a thing. MVP and Lashley both have children. Getting hit by a Spear from Goldberg feels like being hit by a Mack Truck. In addition to his torn meniscus, he’s got rib injuries. The only thing more devastating than a Spear from Goldberg is a Spear from the All Mighty. Goldberg has no one to blame but himself. They’re fashionably violent men. If Goldberg involves his son in battles, maybe he shouldn’t bring him here.
MVP says he has been hurt. He can’t cough, sneeze, or laugh. That’s appropriate because this is no laughing matter. Since Goldberg wants to involve his son in battles, MVP has a message for Gage. MVP tells Gage to convince his father not to show up to SummerSlam. If his father shows up, he’ll be destroyed and humiliated in a way Gage has never seen before. Lashley will end Goldberg’s career. There’s always an upside. Gage will have his dad, and he’ll come to all his football and baseball games. They can watch Raw together and reminisce that Gage didn’t care about his father enough to stop him from facing Lashley.
Lashley says that is beautiful. Lashley says, “Bill, do not let your son watch SummerSlam.” His son will watch the destruction he inflicts on him. It’ll be so bad that Goldberg won’t want his son to share his last name. At SummerSlam, Goldberg is not next. Goldberg is done.
Backstage: Rhea Ripley
Video Package: Charlotte Flair beats Nikki A.S.H., then Nikki A.S.H. beats Flair the next week on WWE Raw
Rhea Ripley is interviewed by Sarah Schreiber. Nikki has been doing a good job as almost a superhero, but almost isn’t good enough. Ripley knows what it takes to hold that championship. Does Nikki A.S.H. have a dark side? Ripley hasn’t seen it. Ripley will unleash a nightmare on her tonight and at SummerSlam when she walks away as the new Raw Women’s Champion.
Nikki A.S.H. vs. Rhea Ripley
Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. says being almost a superhero means she has to be ready for unexpected competition. Last week she didn’t almost beat Charlotte. She did beat Charlotte. She’s almost positive she’ll beat Rhea Ripley tonight, but at SummerSlam, she’ll do whatever it takes to win.
Nikki A.S.H.’s ribs are taped up. Ripley targets the ribs early on. Nikki fights back and hits a headlock takeover. Nikki then scales the corner to hit another headlock takeover. Ripley fights out with a slinging facebuster. Ripley shoulders her in the ribs and takes her down before throwing her by the hair. Ripley continues to take it to her and throws Nikki out of the ring. Ripley clubs her at ringside before dropping her on the apron.
We come back from the break to see Nikki fighting back at Ripley and hitting a DDT. Nikki soon hits a head-scissor takeover followed by a wheelbarrow roll-up for a near fall. Nikki counters a Riptide into a splash for a two count. Ripley gets Nikki on the top rope, but Nikki fights her off. Charlotte Flair runs up and shoves her off the top rope.
Winner by Disqualification: Raw Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H.
Flair big boots Ripley down and grabs Nikki for an exploder. Flair kips up and looks fired up. Flair then hits Ripley with Natural Selection. Flair holds up the Raw Women’s Championship.
A vignette is shown of Elias walking up to a fire and throwing his guitar into it. Elias says WWE stood for Walk With Elias, but Elias is dead.
Backstage: Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair says if Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley were on her level, they’d have seen the attack coming. She’s the most decorated woman in WWE history and will leave SummerSlam with the title.
Next Week: Goldberg
Goldberg will be on WWE Raw next week.
Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles
Orton takes it to Styles at the sound of the bell and takes him down with a front suplex on the top rope. Orton looks over at Omos and executes some Garvin Stomps on Styles. Orton bounces Styles off the commentary table and goes for a back suplex, but he stops to stare down Omos. Styles tries to blindside him, but Orton cuts him off. Orton stares back at Omos, so Styles takes advantage and hits a baseball slide. Styles then hits a forearm plancha.
We come back from the break to see Styles take Orton down and hit a running forearm. Styles applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up and pulls the hair. Orton head-butts Styles. They trade punches before Styles kicks him. Styles hits the ropes, but Orton clotheslines him down. Orton hits a second clothesline, ducks a clothesline from Styles, and hits a snap powerslam for a near fall. Orton comes back with a reverse headlock backbreaker for another near fall.
Orton is limping around as he props Styles up on the top rope. Orton goes for a superplex, but Styles slides down and pulls him into the turnbuckle. Styles rolls him down and applies the Calf Crusher. Orton quickly reaches out and grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Styles charges, but Orton drops him on the apron. Styles sets up for a Phenomenal Forearm, so Orton rolls out of the way and clotheslines him on the apron. Orton hits a draping DDT and gets himself fired up. Orton sets up for an RKO, but Omos pulls Styles away. Orton yells at Omos. Omos removes his jacket. Styles rocks Orton with a kick.
Riddle runs down and shoves Omos facefirst into the ring post. Riddle applies a sleeper hold, but Omos sandwiches him into the ring post. Orton counters a Phenomenal Forearm into an RKO out of nowhere for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Riddle gets in the ring, and Orton is not happy. Orton gets in Riddle’s face. Riddle wants a hug. Orton emphatically declines and goes to leave the ring. Riddle puts a hand on Orton’s shoulder and tells him to listen to the people. Riddle begs him for a hug. Orton gets in the ring and gives Riddle a hug to a huge reception! Riddle raises Orton’s arm up in victory. The crowd is delighted. Orton then drops Riddle with an RKO! Orton laughs and rubs Riddle’s head before shrugging. Riddle comes to and has a smile on his face.