WWE RAW Results - May 24

WWE Monday Night RAW Results (05/24/21): Tampa, Florida

Welcome to eWrestling.com’s LIVE results coverage for the Monday, May 24th, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW which airs LIVE on the Peacock TV Network from the ThunderDome II at Yuengling Center, in Tampa, Florida at 8/7C!

As advertised for the Monday, May 24th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, Tonight, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax will look to reclaim the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles from Natalya & Tamina and Riddle will take on Xavier Woods. Plus, what will the fallout following the chaos in WWE Champion Bobby Lashley’s Open Challenge? Don’t miss Monday Night Raw at 8/7 C on USA.

Featured below are complete results of the Monday, May 24th, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW which airs live at 8/7C on the Peacock TV Network! The following report was written by eWrestling’s longest running female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieRush312.


Pre-Show Opening

To officially kick-off the Monday, May 24, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, the clock chimes 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time as the “WWE. Then… Now… ALWAYS.” (which replaces the “Then. Now. FOREVER” that aired regularly prior to WWE Wrestlemania 37) where fans once again were able to attend the LIVE taping after over a year of mainly closed set tapings.

Announcer’s Table

As we enter the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida, we head to the announcer’s table set up at ringside as Adnan Virk welcomes us to the Monday, May 24, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW. Virk is joined at ringside by fellow commentary teammates Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. They hype tonight’s show before we head to the ring to kick off the first official match-up of the evening.

In-Ring – MVP

As we head to the ring inside the Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL, we see The Hurt Business’s main spokesperson, MVP, standing in the center of the ring with a microphone in hand. MVP starts by saying, “WWE Universe it is my honor to present to you, the chief hurt officer, my business associate, the almighty WWE Champion… Bobby Lashley!”

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley Joins

The entrance theme sounds for the current reigning WWE Champion as we see the Hurt Business member, the All Mighty, Bobby Lashley make his way to the stage surrounded by a gaggle of women. Lashley wearing what I’m sure is an expensive suit, his WWE Championship belt wrapped around his waist and sunglasses in what I now assume is a very bright Yuengling Center arena. Lashley then makes his way down the ramp, stopping at ringside to assist the women up the steel stairs and into the ring before Lashley enters the ring himself.

As Lashley enters the ring with MVP and the five models he just assisted into the ring, Adnan Virk sends us into a video package from “Last Week’s RAW” which highlights Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre’s back and forth in last week’s opening segment for WWE Monday Night RAW. Next we see the Non-Title Open Challenge Match with The New Day’s Kofi Kingston that he lost.

Back Inside The Ring

As we return from the video package, the models in the ring are booing the video package that just ended, which “forces” MVP to “calm” the women down inside the ring before MVP turns back to the microphone. At this point MVP asks the WWE Universe to give Bobby Lashley a round of applause! MVP then continues on to brag about how great things are right now, except for the “dark cloud” hanging over The Hurt Business, which goes by the name of Drew McIntyre. The fans pop at the mere mention of McIntyre’s name.

This leads Lashley to take his turn speaking to the WWE Universe as he discusses his win over Drew McIntyre at WWE WrestleMania 37 in their pay-per-view match (Triple Threat w/ Braun Strowman). Lashley notes that he doesn’t want to hear McIntyre’s name again, to which MVP interrupts and states they tried to move on from Drew McIntyre by issuing the Open Challenge last week and Kofi Kingston thought he was worthy, but the dark cloud (Drew McIntyre) – just had to show up again.

Drew McIntyre Interrupts

On that note, Drew McIntyre’s entrance theme sounds and we see McIntyre make his way out to the stage. The crowd pops! McIntyre has a microphone in hand as he states that his business is getting back the WWE Title. McIntyre continues on to say that he he would’ve won at WrestleMania if it weren’t for MVP, and would’ve won at Backlash if it weren’t for Braun. At this point McIntyre announces that he wants his one-on-one title shot and deep down he thinks Lashley wants the match also, to prove to himself once and for all that he is the #1 Superstar on RAW.

Now inside the ring, McIntyre adds that he could be wrong… but just maybe, deep down Lashley knows he doesn’t measure up to McIntyre and doesn’t have the balls. Drew then turns and asks the models if Lashley has the balls. At this point Drew McIntyre brings up the loss to Kofi Kingston last week. To that, Bobby Lashley argues about the match and they have words.

The New Day Interrupts

At this point the entrance theme sounds for The New Day as Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods make their way out to the stage to interrupt McIntyre, Lashley, and MVP inside the ring. Kingston starts off by stating that both sides are making “good points” but then Kingston continues on to state that HE was the one who pinned the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley last week on WWE Monday Night RAW. McIntyre quickly follows up with a response of “You’re welcome” You can see that this annoys Kingston as he adds he did not ASK for any help during his match last week.

Kingston goes on to say that he never got a rematch for the WWE Championship from a few years ago.

WWE Official Adam Pearce Joins

To that, we hear the entrance theme for WWE Official Adam Pearce as he makes his way out to the stage. Pearce tells Kingston that he can go head-to-head with Drew McIntyre tonight and the winner will then become the #1 Contender for the WWE Championship and go against Bobby Lashley at the upcoming WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event! On that note we head to commercial break!

#1 Contender Match (For WWE Championship At Hell In A Cell)
Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods)

As we return from the commercial break, we see that the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley along with his Hurt Business partner MVP (and the models) are all at the top of the stage now as they prepare to watch the match up between McIntyre and Kingston for the number one contender spot. The referee moves to the center of the ring and signals for the bell. The bell rings and this match up is officially underway! To start the action, we see McIntyre take immediate control of Kingston. Kingston attempts to fight back but constantly gets cut off and thrown around.

Finally Kingston is able to successfully land a Dropkick followed by a Russian Leg Sweep to McIntyre that he ends with a Rope-Assisted Splash for the cover on McIntyre. McIntyre is able to kick out at the two to contnue the match up. McIntyre makes his way back to his feet where he proceeds to deliver Chops to Kingston to take him down. McIntyre then looks for a Powerbomb, but Kingston quickly counters into a Frankensteiner which sends the match out to ringside.

Immediately after, Kingston dives over the ropes landing on McIntyre as Xavier Woods begins to horribly play the trombone. Kingston then jumps from the steel stairs onto McIntyre, but McIntyre catches Kingston and delivers an Alabama Slam into the apron as we head into the next commercial break of the evening!

As we return from the commercial break, we see McIntyre is still maintaining control in the match-up as Kingston is being chopped and thrown around the ring to continue the match. Next McIntyre bends Kofi over the ropes until the count of four, then hits an overhead belly-to-belly. On the outside, McIntyre drops Kofi on the barricade, then puts him back inside. Drew hits a stalling suplex for two, then goes to a submission. Kingston fights back and goes to a guillotine but Drew counters with a suplex. Kofi sends Drew outside and jumps off the ropes onto him, also crashing into Lashley and MVP in the process. Kingston drags McIntyre back inside and hits S.O.S but Lashley and MVP rush-in and attack them both.

Winner: No Contest

After the Match

Immediately following the match Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre fight back and MVP is tossed outside, then McIntyre hits a Claymore to Lashley. The Hurt Business retreat.

Video Clip – Backstage – (Earlier Today – Charlotte Flair)

Next we head into a video clip from Earlier Today where The Queen Charlotte Flair is seen backstage talking to Rhea Ripley about how she has beat her before and will do it again. Next Flair says Ripley is a “lame version of her” and she knows it. Nikki Cross appears and challenges them both; Flair says she already has a match but goads Ripley into taking it. At this point we again head into the commercial break.

Two Minute Beat The Clock Challenge
Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki Cross

Ripley mocks Cross before kneeing her in the face. Cross fires up and elbows Ripley in the face. Crossbody by Ripley. Ripley escapes a bulldog and hits a dropkick. Ripley beats down Cross in the corner. Ripley ignores the referee’s commands. Time runs out. Nikki wins.

Winner- Nikki Cross

After the Match

Immediately following the match, Nikki Cross runs around the ring celebrating. Flair makes her way down the ramp and laughs at Ripley.

Backstage – Adam Pearce

Next we head backstage where WWE Official Adam Pearce tells Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre that they will run it back next week. The winner gets a title shot at Lashley at Hell in a Cell.

Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

We head back to the ring for the next match up of the evening. Following ring entrances, the referee moves to the center of the ring to signal for the bell. The bell rings and our next match-up is underway! To start the action, Charlotte Flair and Asuka trade submission attempts. Asuka almost locks in the Asuka Lock. Flair traps Asuka in head scissors. Flair tries to flip Asuka around the ring but Asuka escapes and kicks Flair in the gut. Asuka hip attacks Flair in the gut.

Asuka tries another hip attack but Flair chop blocks Asuka out of the air. Flair focuses her assault on Asuka’s knee. After the break, Flair continues her assault. Asuka fires up. Asuka tries another hip attack but Flair catches her in midair. Shin breaker by Flair. Flair tries a moonsault but Asuka rolls out of the way. Flair lands on her feet. Asuka hits a German suplex. Hip attack by Asuka. Asuka lands a basement hip attack for a near fall. Flair slams Asuka’s leg into the ring post. Asuka pulls Flair into the ring post. Sliding knee by Asuka.

After the break, Asuka surprises Flair with a code breaker. Asuka almost puts Flair in the Asuka Lock. Asuka and Flair spill out of the ring. Asuka and Flair both narrowly avoid being counted out. Flair and Asuka trade strikes. Flair lands the Andrade spinning elbow. Asuka kicks out. Flair tries another moonsault.

Finally, Asuka rolls out of the way. Flair lands on her feet and hits a standing moonsault for another long two count. Asuka almost rolls Flair into the Asuka Lock. Flair floats over into a pin. Flair gets the three count.

Winner- Charlotte Flair

Backstage – Bobby Lashley

Next we head backstage where a WWE stagehand informs WWE Champion Bobby Lashley that WWE Official Adam Pearce wants to see him.

Adam Pearce’s Office

A short time later, Bobby Lashley and MVP walk into Pearce’s office. Pearce tells them if they interfere in the Kingston/McIntyre match next week they will be suspended for 90 days with no pay.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Cedric Alexander

At this point we head back inside the Yuengling Center arena in Tampa, Florida as we prepare for the next match u of the evening. Alexander grabs a mic on the way to the ring and says he’s got something to get off his chest. They were on top of the world as the RAW Tag Team Champions. They didn’t kick them out of The Hurt Business, they kicked out Benjamin. Alexander says he was just collateral damage.

Alexander has years to make up for past mistakes. Benjamin doesn’t have years left. Benjamin is going nuts, yelling for Alexander to get in the ring. Alexander gets in the ring. The referee calls for the bell. Alexander rolls out of the ring and tells Benjamin to calm down.

After the break, Benjamin beats Alexander from one end of the ring to the other. Benjamin sends Alexander out of the ring. Benjamin launches Alexander into the barricade. Alexander begs off. Benjamin skins the cat and counters Alexander’s handspring kick with a T-Bone attempt. Alexander avoids it. Alexander manages a ranna off the top. Benjamin kicks out. Benjamin slaps the heck out of Alexander. Dragon whip by Benjamin. Alexander kicks out.

Cedric goes to the apron and hits an enziguiri, then goes up top. Shelton climbs up alongside Cedric but gets with a hurricanrana for a two-count. Cedric applies a side headlock for a minute. Benjamin fights up but gets caught with a dropkick and sharp elbows to the ribs. Cedric grabs an arm and kicks Shelton in the face a few imes but the veteran gets angry and hits a big lariat.

Shelton whips Cedric to the buckles and lands a spinebuster. Alexander catches a kick but Benjamin spins around for a heel kick. Shelton lifts Alexander for a big German suplex and holds on to hit two more. Benjamin grabs him from behind but Alexander rakes the eyes, then connects with a handspring enziguiri for the win.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

Video Clip – Randy Orton

We see a replay of Randy Orton hitting Kofi and Woods with RKO’s two weeks ago, then last week where Riddle tried to patch things up but ended-up shoving Woods. At this point we head to commercial break!

Matt Riddle vs. Xavier Woods

We return from the commercial break and we return to the ring for the next match up. Following ring entrances, the referee moves to the center of the ring and signals for the bell. The match gets underway and they struggle for control. Woods takes a front facelock but Riddle quickly switches to a guillotine, then a triangle choke and Woods reaches the ropes. Riddle hits a gutwrench suplex, rolls through and hits another. Riddle goes on the top rope but Woods hits him and lands a suplex for a one-count.

Riddle wants an armbar but Woods breaks free and he pulls Riddle up into a wild suplex for a two-count. Woods and Riddle trade right hands, then both men connect with lariats and both go down. They stumble over the ropes and Riddle lands some kicks to the chest but Xavier lifts him up and hits an Attitude Adjustment on the apron as we head to commercial break!

Riddle counters a takedown and applies a Guillotine but they go back to the mat. Woods gets the bottom rope to break it. Riddle with two big Gutwrench slams. Riddle ends up rocked on the top turnbuckle. Woods brings him to the mat with a suplex for a 2 count. Woods with a slingshot suplex using the top. He holds on but Riddle takes him back down for an arm bar. Woods fights and ends up catching Riddle with a big counter, dropping him into another suplex for 2. They almost botched the sequence but pulled it out. Riddle blocks a belly-to-back suplex and delivers strikes into the corner.

Riddle unloads with kicks in the corner now. Woods fights out as they go back & forth with strikes now. They collide and both go down with a double clothesline. Riddle sends Woods to the floor after they tangle on the apron. Woods is on the apron now as Riddle unloads with strikes. Woods catches a kick and slams Riddle over onto the edge of the apron with a DVD. Riddle lands on the floor, as does Woods. Woods gets up first as we go back to a break.

Back from the break and Riddle kips up, then delivers a running forearm in the corner. Riddle keeps control and launches Woods across the ring with a suplex. Riddle goes on but Woods gets his knees up for the Bro-ton. Woods with a big chop and a big right hand, then more strikes. Woods unloads with aggressive strikes against the ropes. Woods takes Riddle with with a headscissors. Woods back-drops Riddle and comes off the second rope with a missile dropkick. Woods kips up and talks some trash before covering for a 2 count. Riddle nails the Ripcord knee strike. Woods blocks the Bro-Derek. They trade counters until Woods slams Riddle into the turnbuckles, turning him upside down in a Tree of Woe.

Woods with the running basement dropkick while Riddle is upside down in the corner. Woods presses Riddle above him, then drops him over his knees for a Gut Check. Riddle still kicks out at 2. More back and forth. Woods goes to the top but Riddle cuts him off. Woods headbutts Riddle to the mat but he also goes to the apron. They keep fighting. Riddle with a knee strike to stun Woods on the apron.

Riddle brings Woods into the ring from the apron with a huge second rope German but Woods kicks out at 2. Riddle can’t believe it. Riddle misses the Floating Bro. Woods rocks him with big strikes. Woods blocks the Bro-Derek once again but Riddle comes right back with the RKO in the middle of the ring to get the pin.

Winner: Matt Riddle

After the Match

Immediately following the match, Matt Riddle stands tall and celebrates as his music hits. We go to replays. Riddle does the RKO pose and looks into the camera, telling Randy Orton that this win was for him.

Video Clip – (Last Week)

Next we head into a video clip where we see what happened last week with Elias, Jaxson Ryker, and RAW Tag Team Champions Omos and AJ Styles. We see AJ and Omos walking backstage now. AJ heads to the ring by himself to face Ryker. Back to commercial.

Quick Announcement

As we return from the commercial break and Charlotte Flair vs. RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is announced for Hell In a Cell. They did not say if it will take place inside the Cell.

AJ Styles vs. Jaxson Ryker

At this point we go back to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champion AJ Styles by himself. Jaxson Ryker is out next. The bell rings and AJ immediately attacks with a dropkick and more offense but Ryker kicks out at 2. AJ fights out of the corner now but Ryker levels him with a big right hand. Ryker with more offense and a big suplex but AJ hangs on.

Ryker with a bear hug now. AJ gets free and sends Ryker to the floor, then dropkicks him through the ropes. AJ goes to bring it back in but Elias nails him from behind out of nowhere. Elias then leaps into the timekeeper’s area and hides. Ryker takes advantage and gets the pin to win.

Winner: Jaxson Ryker

After the Match

After the match, Omos comes down and catches Elias hiding. Elias and Ryker run up the ramp but Omos chases them. Omos sends Elias flying into the LED board on the stage. Omos walks back down to the ring to check on AJ as he recovers. Omos returns to the ring and helps AJ up.

WWE United States Champion Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo

We go back to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion Sheamus for this non-title match. Back to commercial. As we return from the break from the break and Graves hypes the upcoming return to touring in July. We get a brief backstage promo with Jeff Hardy promoting the tour. We go back to the ring and Sheamus is wrapping his entrance. Humberto Carrillo is out next.

The bell rings and they go at it. Sheamus unloads and sends Carrillo to the floor, then follows and launches him into the barrier. Sheamus beats on Carrillo and brings it back in but Carrillo fights back. Sheamus drops him with ease and talks some trash.

Sheamus keeps Carrillo down, then drops a knee and talks more trash to keep him face-down on the mat. Carrillo fights up and out with forearms but Sheamus levels him with a shoulder. Sheamus beats on Carrillo with big forearm strikes while down on the mat. Carrillo fights up and out again, stunning Sheamus with a kick. Carrillo dropkicks Sheamus to the floor, then runs the ropes for a big suicide dive, sending Sheamus into the edge of the announce table for a pop.

Carrillo brings it back in and nails a flying back elbow from the top. Sheamus kicks out just in time and Carrillo can’t believe it. Sheamus sends him to the apron but he kicks his way back in. Sheamus counters and grounds Carrillo for the pin to win, using a handful of tights while the referee was blocked from seeing.

Winner: Sheamus

After the Match

Sheamus immediately attacks Carrillo as the boos get louder. Sheamus slams Carrillo and applies the Cloverleaf submission. Ricochet suddenly flies in off the top rope, breaking the hold. Carrillo drops Sheamus next. Ricochet with a Shooting Star Press. Carrillo then nails a big flying moonsault. Ricochet comes right back with a springboard 450 on Sheamus as the two high-flyers take turns on The Celtic Warrior. Sheamus retreats to the floor as Ricochet and Carrillo stand tall in the ring.

Video Clip – Reginald

We see how Reginald was injured by the ring explosion during last week’s rematch for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. We also see how Shayna Baszler made Natalya to tap out on Friday’s SmackDown.

Backstage Interview – Shayna Baszler

After the video, we see Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Baszler, Reginald and Nia Jax, asking how they plan to win the titles back tonight. Jax says last week was a fluke and it won’t happen again. Baszler isn’t happy, saying Jax got distracted by Reginald last week. She talks about how Reginald is messed up from the explosion and having nightmares. Baszler asks who cares? Baszler says they were an unstoppable force before Reginald came along. Jax says they still are unstoppable. Baszler says let’s prove it by going out alone tonight. Reginald says he’s just trying to help. Baszler says if she sees Reginald ringside for one of her matches again, she will give him a real reason to have nightmares. Jax and Baszler walk off.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Natalya and Tamina Snuka

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka are out first. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and we get a new “Eva-Lution” vignette with Eva Marie. She will be coming soon. Back to the ring and Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are out for the main event. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.

The bell rings and we see Reginald backstage watching the match. Tamina and Jax start off but Jax immediately tags out, wanting none of Tamina. Baszler with a cheap shot to Natalya on the apron. Natalya wants in and Tamina tags her. We finally lock up as Natalya and Baszler go to the mat. Natalya kips up and Baszler locks her arm up. Natalya turns it around and slams Baszler for a quick pin attempt.

Baszler drops Natalya with a shoulder after working on the arm. They block hip tosses and Natalya takes Baszler down for a 2 count. Baszler comes right back with one of her own. Baszler takes Natalya down and works on her knee.

Baszler uses the Sharpshooter on Natalya but she gets out. Baszler takes Natalya back down and snaps her arm back. Jax tags in and drops a big leg drop on Natalya’s hurt arm for boos. Jax slams Natalya back into the corner and in comes Baszler for a gut shot. Baszler drops Natalya and goes to step on her arm but here comes Reginald for the distraction.

Baszler misses the arm stomp, and Natalya then drops her with a German suplex. Reginald walks down to ringside now as Baszler is on her back, clutching her head from the suplex. Back to commercial.

Baszler has Natalya down but she tries to fight up and out. Baszler drops her for a 2 count. Baszler grounds Natalya by her arm now. Natalya tosses Baszler and then scoop slams her. Jax and Tamina tag in at the same time for a pop. They unload with strikes. Tamina with a big uppercut. Jax scoops her but Tamina slides down and then superkicks her for a 2 count.

Reginald is stressed at ringside. Tamina goes to the top but Jax rocks her with a right hand. Jax has Tamina on her shoulders now. Tamina fights free but gets hung up on the ropes as Jax dodges a superkick. Jax covers for 2. Jax rams Tamina into the corner and in comes Baszler for the double team. Baszler with body blows to Tamina in the corner now. The referee backs Baszler off but she goes back to work. Jax tags in and nails a running splash to Tamina. Baszler comes right back in with a running high knee to Tamina for a close 2 count. Baszler kicks Tamina around and works her over in the corner some more. The referee backs her off. Tamina knocks Jax off the apron. Tamina unloads on Baszler now.

Tamina catches her with a big powerslam in the middle of the ring. Natalya tags in and slingshots Baszler into a superkick from Tamina. Natalya covers but Jax breaks the pin up and headbutts her. Tamina hits a Thesz Press to Jax and they roll to the floor to keep brawling. Jax dumps Tamina over the barrier into the ThunderDome LED crowd. Baszler misses a knee to Natalya and hits the turnbuckle. Natalya comes right back with a discus clothesline.

Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Reginald gets on the apron, distracting the referee. Baszler rolls Natalya in a Sharpshooter counter but the referee is distracted. Baszler drops Natalya and then yells at Reginald for costing the match. He pleads but Baszler yells at him to go away. Baszler is seething now as Reginald walks up the ramp but an explosion, bigger than last week’s explosion, suddenly hits as he reaches the top. Natalya takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Baszler up for the pin to retain.

Winners: Natalya and Tamina

After the Match

Immediately following the match, we see Reginald holding his eyes on the stage, still hurt from the big explosion. Natalya and Tamina celebrate with the titles as their music hits and we go to replays of the finish. Baszler runs up the ramp and checks on Reginald now. She helps him up but then grabs him by his collar. We see Jax getting up at ringside, watching what is going on with Baszler and Reginald. Baszler calls Reginald a son of a b—h and says she’s tired of him interfering in her matches. Baszler says we’ll see how Reginald does next week when she faces him in the ring and if he has the balls, she will make him wish he was in the explosion. Baszler shoves Reginald down and storms off as RAW goes off the air.

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