Welcome to eWrestling.com’s LIVE results coverage for the Monday, May 31st, 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 31st edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, Tonight, Find out who will punch his ticket to a WWE Hell in a Cell championship clash tonight 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.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (05/31/2021)
To officially kick-off the Monday, May 31, 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.
As we enter the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida, we head to the announcer’s table set up at ringside as we are welcomed to the Monday, May 31, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW by Corey Graves who is joined at ringside by Byron Saxton and RAW newcomer Jimmy Smith who Graves introduces to the WWE Universe. A totally hyped Smith begins by stating how he’s excited to be here at Monday Night RAW and his job is to honor the fans, the Superstars, and have some fun.
At this point Graves, Saxton, and Smith continue their opening banter as they hype tonight’s show with a look back at last week.
Video Clip – “Last Week’s RAW”
The commentary team send us into a video clip highlighting the events from last week’s WWE Monday Night RAW that led to tonight’s match-up with Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre.
Announcer’s Table – (Continued)
We return to the announcer’s table at ringside as commentary leader Corey Graves continues on to hype tonight’s main event which is Elias & Jaxson Ryker vs. Omos & AJ Styles who are the current RAW Tag-Team Champions. The subject then switches over to last week’s events that led to the match-up of Reginald vs. Shayna Baszler for tonight.
In-Ring – MIZ TV
At this point we head to the ring as The Miz and John Morrison prepare for tonight’s edition of MIZ TV! The WWE Universe is none-too-pleased with the host or his co-host as they begin to “Boo!” from the monitors set up inside the ThunderDome at Yuengling Center arena in Tampa, Florida! To officially kick-off the May 31, 2021 edition of MIZ TV, The Miz starts with a massive “welcome back” introduction to, himself… as tonight marks the first appearance by The Miz following his loss to Damian Priest in the “Zombies” Lumberjack Match at this year’s WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2021 pay-per-view event.
The Miz continues on to apologize to the WWE Universe for the aforementioned “Zombies” match. Miz then repeats, “that match… that match…” Miz cannot even get the rest of his sentence out as he proceeds to shake his head, in disbelief at his own thoughts regarding the match. Miz finally states that “for the first time in my, ‘illustrious career’…” Miz then announces, He. Was. Injured At this point, co-host for Miz TV and tag-team partner John Morrison shows off the Drip Stick he’s brought… which would barely impress my nine year old son, though it’s a decent pool toy.
At this point Miz looks back on his time away following his injury, he then informs the WWE Universe that he had an epiphany (I assume he used “word of the day” toilet paper in his absence as well, with that impressive vocabulary word!) Miz then adds that that is why he knew he had just had to get back to Monday Night RAW, as the show is going back on the road soon… *the crowd pops!* Miz states that he knew everyone would want to see him LIVE and in person! He then adds that this was a two-part epiphany (nice!) as he also realized that due to the fact he had already accomplished “so much” in his career, he just knew he HAD to give back!
Charlotte Flair Joins MIZ TV
The first guest for tonight’s edition of MIZ TV is finally announced as Miz and Morrison introduce the one, the only…. CHARLOTTE FLAIR! The entrance theme sounds over the speakers of the Yuengling Center arena as The Queen herself appears at the top of the stage in her signature attire as she does a quick spin for the WWE Universe before continuing down the ramp towards the
ringMIZ TV set! The audience gives Flair the same “warm welcome” they gave Miz to start tonight’s episode of MIZ TV. The commentary team of Saxton, Graves, and Smith proceed to hype Flair’s match-up with RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley which is set to take place at WWE’s Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event.
Charlotte takes a seat across from the two hosts of MIZ TV, turning to them both with a disgusted look on her face as she starts off by asking, “What’s that smell?!” As if she were asking a stupid question, John Morrison immediately responds to Flair, stating that he’s wearing garlic to save them from zombies, aliens and other things like that (Well phew! At least they’re safe!) Miz and Morrison joke about Flair becoming champion again and go back and forth with their normal banter that no one truly gets or likes, until finally Flair asks if they are done before adding that they’re both “idiots”.
Flair then continues on with an explanation to the fans of how Ripley’s overly drawn-out “fairy tale” is officially OVER! Before Miz or Morrison could think of something clever to say, Flair follows up by stating that she was prepared to turn Ripley’s fairy tale to a nightmare… as she plans to send Ripley to HELL in just three short weeks.
WWE Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley Interrupts Charlotte Flair On MIZ TV
Apparently her ears were ringing, as the entrance theme sounds for the current reigning WWE RAW Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley as The Nightmare herself heads to the stage to share a little brutality with her “good buddy” Charlotte. After a quick stomp and a pose at the top of the ramp, Ripley then heads down and enters into the set of Miz TV. Now only a few feet away from Flair, Ripley starts by informing The Queen that she can “go to hell”. The two get nose-to-nose as Miz finally steps in and tries to calm them down. Somehow, that works… as Ripley and Flair take their seats. Now in the hot seat, it’s Ripley turn to explain how she plans to beat Flair and remain champion.
Flair doesn’t skip a beat as she points out that Ripley couldn’t even beat Nikki Cross last week on RAW. At this point The Miz shows us a replay of last week’s Beat The Clock Challenge match with a 2 minute limit. Flair asks Ripley what makes her think she can beat her if she couldn’t beat Cross. The music interrupts and out comes Cross to a pop.
Nikki Cross Interrupts
Suddenly the entrance theme for Nikki Cross sounds in the Yuengling Center arena as Cross makes her way out to the stage and starts off with her ever humble personality by apologizing to the group for interrupting. She then adds that she is a “big fan” of Miz TV and just “couldn’t wait any longer” to make her way out. Cross continues on now by stating that she beat the RAW Women’s Champion last week and it would only be fair if she was the first person to challenge the winner of their match at Hell In a Cell. At this point Flair chimes in with “If life was fair, I would be champion right now.” Surprisingly, Ripley admits Cross earned her respect.
MIZ TV looks to be wrapping up as the three women talk back and forth while Miz and Morrison chime in every once in a while. Finally, Charlotte Flair makes the statement that she could beat Nikki Cross in a mere 60 second timed match. Cross responds with five fingers across the face of The Queen. Flair says Cross is on, then calls her a little troll as we head to the first commercial break of the show.
Beat The Clock
Nikki Cross vs. Charlotte Flair
As we return from the first commercial break of the May 31, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, we return to the ring inside the Yuengling Center arena in Tampa, Florida. Both of the competitors for the first match-up of the evening are already inside the ring as Nikki Cross and Charlotte Flair were both guests on the opening segment of MIZ TV which aired before the break. The referee moves to the center of the ring as he looks to the timekeeper at ringside to signal for the bell.
We see that the WWE RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley has set herself up with a chair at ringside to get an up close and personal view of the match-up. A clock has “2:00” as the match is ready to get under way. The referee signals for the bell, the bell rings and our first match-up of the evening is officially underway! To start the action in this timed match up, Nikki Cross immediately exits the ring out to the floor at ringside as she begins to taunt The Queen. Falling for the bait, Flair gets angry and proceeds to head out to ringside where Cross is waiting for her. As Flair’s feet touch the floor, Cross just as quickly re-enters the ring. Flair again follows Nikki as she returns to the ring with Nikki, but once again, Nikki heads out to the floor at ringside!
Cross seems pleased with her clever plan to make Flair look like a fool after announcing to the WWE Universe that she only needed one minute to successfully pin Cross. At this point a frustrated Charlotte attempts to reach out and grab a hold of Nikki through the ropes, but again she falls short and Nikki smiles from ear to ear, obviously enjoying getting the better of Flair all while pissing her off. At this point Charlotte again exits the ring to follow Nikki as she begins to run now, in a full on chase at Cross who stops right behind Ripley who is still sitting at ringside, obviously. Flair appears to be irate now, but not intimidated by Ripley at all, if that was Cross’s intention.
This leads to a short face-off between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley at ringside, followed by an exchange of trash talk between the two as the referee begins the count-out. We see that there are 46 seconds left on the clock at this point, which Flair apparently realizes and suddenly makes a sprint for the ring to attempt to live up to her statement on MIZ TV. Charlotte makes her way back in as Nikki just waits it out. With only 34 seconds left on the clock, Charlotte FINALLY catches Nikki… with a Knee Strike! Nikki looks surprised but still in it to win it as she quickly pushes Flair away from her.
Flair returns with a Clothesline to take Cross down to the canvas with only 28 seconds left on the clock and steadily winding down. At this point, a desperate Charlotte drags Nikki with her over to the corner of the ring and proceeds to drag Nikki up to the top turnbuckle, looking to take Nikki out. Cross notices the impending defeat and quickly begins to fight back against Charlotte’s efforts to maintain her offensive stance. Finally, Cross gets the upper hand and quickly hits a Tornado DDT to take Charlotte down to the canvas! Charlotte counters now as she looks to lock-in her signature Figure Four maneuver in hopes of successfully ending the match up!
Finally, Flair again looks for the Figure Four but Nikki is able to just as quickly make her way out of the attempted hold. We watch as the clock slowly runs down… 3… 2… 1… the bell sounds, Nikki Cross announced as the winner in the first match up of the evening!!
Winner: Nikki Cross
After the Match
Immediately following the first match-up of the evening, Nikki Cross stands in the center of the ring as she celebrates her second victory against a major WWE Superstar (defeating WWE RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley in a non-title match-up last week and just now defeating Charlotte Flair who in a stupidly cocky expression of self-proclaimed dominance over her opponent, stated she could beat Cross in a matter of mere minutes or less.
While smiling from ear-to-ear, Nikki Cross continues to celebrate her success as her theme music begins to play over the speakers in the Yuengling Center arena! Next the camera slowly pans back over towards the RAW Women’s Champion who is standing directly outside of the ring now. Clearly Ripley is still impressed with Cross (as she stated before on MIZ TV) as she smiles and proceeds to applaud the winner. A completely pissed off Charlotte Flair begins her trash talking as she immediately blames Rhea Ripley for the outcome of the match-up.
Now making her way to the top of the stage as she heads up the ramp, Nikki Cross continues to celebrate her victory as she pounces and skips in her childlike movements with a giddy smile across her face as she looks down at Charlotte and Rhea who are face to face as Flair continues to shout blaming remarks at Ripley to end the segment.
Video Clip – A Look At RK-Bro and The New Day’s Recent Battles
The commentary team wrap up their thoughts on the first match of the evening which was an impromptu match-up following the trash talk on MIZ TV during the opening segment of the show. At this point they switch topics and begin to discuss the recent feud between The New Day’s Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods and the newest tag-team called RK-Bro which is a play on Randy Orton’s RKO finisher and Matt Riddle’s title as “The Original BRO) A video clip of highlights from recent episodes of RAW is then aired.
Backstage – Matt Riddle and Damian Priest
As the video clip comes to an end, we head backstage now where The Original Bro and The Archer of Infamy are seen discussing the much talked about return to the road for WWE (check Ticketmaster.com for dates and details on upcoming WWE events in your hometown!) We see that apparently Matt Riddle is also learning some Spanish as he attempts to talk to Priest with his recently learned tongue.
Randy Orton Interrupts
Clearly something was going to go wrong, as it seemed too peaceful to see Priest and Riddle getting along and discussing work-related topics and then attempting second language responses. Up walks The Viper, Randy Orton just in time for Riddle to inform his RK-Bro tag-team partner that he missed him, “soo much!!” On that note, Damian Priest simply walks off.
Now just the two tag-team partners, Randy Orton turns to his tag-team partner, asking Riddle how he used his RKO last week. Immediately Riddle profusely apologizes to Orton, stating that he “wasn’t sure” what exactly came over him last week, but then counters just as quickly by adding a statement that “it hit out of nowhere” as if Riddle didn’t even have control over his body. This leads Orton to slightly relax his shoulders as he changes focus points now in their conversation as The Viper gives a rare compliment to his tag-team partner by stating that Riddle and The New Day’s – Wood’s put on a “great match”. Orton then adds on by stating that that was a “great” match, and Orton is IMPRESSED with Riddle.
This leads Riddle to smile from ear to ear, as Orton gives it a moment before he continues. Orton being… well, Orton, then adds that there are a “few things” that Riddle still needs to work on… Orton then pinpoints his train of thought as he adds that “if they’re going to do this tag team thing” Orton continues, “then we have to do it RIGHT.” On that note, Orton follows up by inviting Riddle to join him at ringside during his match up with Woods to “watch his match”. IMMEDIATELY Riddle beams with a huge smile as he begins jibber jabbering until Orton gives his best portrayal as a father as he “quiets” Riddle before walking off to prepare for his entrance as the match is next! As Riddle follows behind his tag-team partner, he proceeds to keep his mouth “locked” while riding his scooter close behind his tag-team partner and… (dare I say) “FRIEND”???
Ring Entrance – The New Day’s – Xavier Woods (w/ Kofi Kingston)
At this point we return to the ring inside the ThunderDome at Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida as the entrance theme for The New Day sounds over the speakers in the arena and we see Xavier Woods make his way out to the stage, accompanied by his tag-team partner and long time friend, Kofi Kingston. As the two make their way down the ramp and towards the ring, we are sent to the next commercial break of the evening!
Quick Announcement –
As we return from the commercial break, we get a hype reel for WWE SummerSlam 2021 which is set to take place on August 21, 2021.
Xavier Woods vs. Randy Orton
As the announcement for SummerSlam 2021 ends, we again head into the ring where Kingston and Woods are just now finishing up their entrance as the music cuts from the speakers. Woods stands in the ring now, leaning on the ropes as he watches the ramp/stage as he awaits his opponent for the match-up. Out next is The Viper, Randy Orton as his entrance theme sounds in the arena. Orton is accompanied by his tag-team partner, Matt Riddle (who he invited prior to the commercial break while they were backstage). Orton enters the ring with his opponent, Xavier Woods. The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and our next match up is officially underway!
To start the action Orton heads in towards Woods in the center of the ring where the two face off momentarily before The Viper takes control of the match with a Side Headlock. Down, but not out, Xavier Woods proceeds to fight vigorously as he attempts to break free. Woods makes his way back to a standing position and now on his feet, he’s able to successfully break the hold. Now that they’re both separated, Wood’s big dropkick, off the ropes, rolling elbow lays the Viper out! Sliding reverse STO… ORTON KICKS OUT! Next we see Orton make his way under Woods for a Power Bomb that takes Woods down to the canvas. Orton looks for the cover now, to no avail as Woods is able to kick out at the two count to continue the match up! Orton crawls and finally gets the bottom rope to break it. Riddle is relieved. Orton goes for the draping DDT and hits it this time. Orton drops down to the mat and pounds on it. Woods gets up and blocks the RKO with a back-slide for 2. Woods kicks Orton in the face.
Orton catches Woods with the Bro-Derek, stops and winks at Riddle, then drops Woods with it in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Randy Orton wins by pinfall with the fall-forward Tombstone Piledriver.
Post-match, Riddle jumps in the ring and celebrates with his pal Randy.
We get a video package covering the women’s tag title stuff of late.
Shayna Baszler makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Montel Vontavious Porter leads Bobby Lashley’s entourage into a suite, followed shortly after by Lashley himself.
Nia Jax gives Reginald a pep talk in Gorilla, but he says he’ll be fine and kisses her hand before asking her to watch the match from there.
Reginald vs. Shayna Baszler
Reginald ducking and dodging but Baszler lays him out with a lariat! Reggie with a schoolboy for two, Shayna grabs his arm, whip reversed, drop down, into the ropes, Reginald evades a forearm and slams her! Leg pick, backflip, sidestep a forearm, elbow, Baszler DDTs the leg! Going to work on his knee, wrenching away, standing on his knee and stomping his heel!
He runs away, Shayna picks the leg, ankle lock applied but he rolls through and she goes face-first into the turnbuckles! Duck under a boot, standing tornillo takes Baszler off her feet! Moonsault, nobody home and Reggie’s leg buckles under him! She grabs him from behind, Kirifuda Clutch but pyro goes off in the ringpost and Reginald capitalizes…
Reginald wins by pinfall with a victory roll.
Backstage, Drew McIntyre is interviewed.
He says tonight is all about him and Kofi Kingston, and he respects Kofi so much, they’ve known each other for a long time and everything he’s got, he’s earned. Maybe two weeks ago, Kingston could have won on his own, sure. He talks at length about the sacrifices he’s made and the mentality he’s had to make his name in this business.
Extinction (They said it like it was a team name once and I’m never letting go of it, I swear) make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Extinction get a promo where they paint themselves as predators and Lucha House Party as their prey.
Extinction (Mace & T-BAR) vs. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado)
Dorado and T-BAR to start, a big shoulder block cuts the luchaman off and he follows it up with a shoulder thrust in the corner and a fireman’s carry. Lince reverses with elbows, sleeper hold applied, tag to Metalik and he comes in with an enzuigiri. Chopping the big man down, falling splash off the Lynx’s shoulders! Looking for a suplex, T-BAR blocks and tags out.
Mace comes in, they hit a version of Total Elimination! Mace with a lifting vertical suplex, elbow drop, only two! Quick tags, working Gran over, Dorado cuts them off with a dropkick, low-bridge sends Mace to the floor and Lince dives on him but gets caught into a Bossman Slam! Metalik dives, right into a boot, tag made…
Extinction win by pinfall with the sit-out double chokebomb.
In her playground, Alexa Bliss is swinging and chatting with Lilly about Reginald’s big victory.
She wants him to be on her show tonight and formally invites him.
Sheamus makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Sheamus gets on the mic and talks up his most recent victory.
He can’t wait to go on the road and defend his title in every major city, but there’s a problem in WWE where nobody wants to lose like real men. Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo would rather embarrass him than embrace the honor in their defeat and he wants to take a closer look at their lack of character from last week.
After the footage he says where he comes from, two fellas jumping one lad is scumbaggery. He asks which one of them wants to come out for his asskicking first, and Ricochet obliges.
Ricochet vs. Sheamus
Off the ropes, Ricochet kicks him in the face, dumps him to the floor, baseball slide but Sheamus sidesteps, scoops him up, and fallaway slams him into the barricade! Back inside, looking for White Noise, Humberto Carrillo with the distraction…
Ricochet wins by pinfall.
And so we go to break.
Humberto Carrillo vs. Sheamus
Whoops, copy/paste error lost the detailed liveblog for this match, sorry folks— suffice it to Sheamus put a beating on Humberto, Carrillo came back and busted him open with a forearm to the nose, and then the Celtic Warrior got distracted taunting Ricochet and lost the match…
Humberto Carrillo wins by pinfall.
Another Eva Marie vignette follows.
Lana and Naomi make their entrance and we go to break.
Lana & Naomi vs. Sexy Muscle Friends (Dana Brooke & Mandy Rose)
Natalya and Tamina are on commentary for this one.
Lana and Brooke to start, off the ropes, feeling out, bridging pin and a leg drop off the blind tag but Dana kicks out! Quick tags, Brooke counters a wheelbarrow into a facebuster and tags Rose in! Mandy with waistlock takeovers, whip to the corner, Naomi hammers her with a forearm and follows it with a fireman’s carry jawbreaker… NOPE!
Lana legal, she kicks out of an O’Connor roll, folding press for two, jackknife pin, no good, backslide denied, whip to the corner, but Brooke and Rose overwhelm her! They get a double-team I don’t quite catch…
Sexy Muscle Friends win by pinfall on Lana.
Shelton Benjamin makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial we get footage of Bad Bunny talking about his love of wrestling.
Cedric Alexander vs. Shelton Benjamin
Starting off hot, Alexander slips out of a powerbomb attempt with a thumb to the eye and spikes him with the Neuralyzer…
Cedric Alexander wins by pinfall with the Neuralyzer.
Backstage, Elias is talking to Jaxson Ryker about the huge opportunity they have tonight and impressing the importance of winning on him and the need to develop a game plan against Omos. Ryker stares stock ahead and gives him a line about having a snake on his back.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Kofi Kingston is interviewed backstage.
He rebuts Drew McIntyre’s promo, saying his connection to his family and friends is WHY he’s able to achieve his success, and he doesn’t know why Drew thinks he can take these cheap shots. He knows what happened between Brock Lesnar and him, everybody does, but you wanna sit here and take cheap shots, let’s recall what happened right here on Raw two weeks ago when he pinned Bobby Lashley, a thing McIntyre has not been able to do in these past three months.
AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship)
Styles and Elias to start, AJ out of the corner with forearms and stomps, snap suplex, cover for one. Elias drops a knee across his face, off the ropes, Ryker tags in and the Drifter is surprised. That gives Styles a chance to capitalize, whip reversed, slide under, AJ picks Elias off the apron and goes back inside to cut Jaxson off and then drop both men with a dropkick through the ropes that sends us to break.
Back from commercial, Ryker suplexes Styles for two! Reverse chinlock applied, grinding AJ down, Styles gets away and hits the Pele Kick for some separation! Paths clear, crawling for tags, but Elias abandons Ryker! Omos legal, stalking Jaxson from behind… THE IRON CLAW! HE THROWS RYKER INTO THE TURNBUCKLES AND HAMMERS HIM WITH AN ELBOW!
Elias leaving, Omos with another big elbow, jawing at Ryker, drawing him up for a short-arm lariat! Tag to AJ, lying in wait…
AJ Styles & Omos win by pinfall with a Phenomenal Forearm to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
Backstage, Reginald limps with his knee bandaged up when Nia Jax approaches him.
She says he’s proven he can handle himself, but does he really want to accept an invitation to Alexa’s Playground? He asks what could possibly happen, she says she’s weird, he reassures her and she says she’ll put champagne on ice for them to celebrate later and to take care of himself.
We see Alexa Bliss backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Elias is walking backstage when he runs into an interview.
He says he abandoned Jaxson Ryker because he’s become unhinged and unpredictable, and that worries him. The idea of spending time with Ryker makes him sick, and he doesn’t want him around anymore.
Alexa Bliss welcomes us to Alexa’s Playground and tells us Lilly gets impatient when she’s excited.
She introduces Reginald and bids him make himself comfortable. She congratulates him on his win over Shayna Baszler earlier and asks him how he feels. Aside from what she did to his leg, he feels great, and Bliss cuts him off for a question from Lilly. The doll doesn’t say anything but Bliss asks like she did and is confused briefly before realizing that he can’t hear her.
She asked about his time at Cirque du Soleil, but before he can answer, Baszler attacks and beats him down! Alexa says Lilly doesn’t like her very much, and Shayna says she’s become a problem and before it gets out of hand they need to have… “a chat.” Baszler says she’ll see her next week before kneeling down to Lilly and staring at the doll.
She calls her a stupid doll and leaves.
Viking Raiders are giving Mansoor a pep talk about what it’s like to be touring live, telling him he needs a chant or a war cry to get the crowd behind him. They get him to try “RAID!” and he does, and they like it, welcoming him to Raw. They leave, and he turns to see Mustafa Ali.
Ali tells him to be careful making friends because everybody wants to stab him in the back and he shouldn’t trust anyone. Mansoor asks why he should trust him, and Ali slaps him on the shoulder and tells him he’s getting it.
We see Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston backstage ahead of their match, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we see MVP, Bobby Lashley, and the entourage partying backstage when an interview rolls up.
He asks if they have a preference as to who wins tonight, and MVP says they’re excited to find out who’s gonna lose to Bob at Hell in a Cell but he wants to focus on the positive, and they respect both men and their stories but they don’t respect them as opponents. Tonight they party, but at Hell in a Cell, nothing can be done to end the All Mighty era.
Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston (WWE Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
McIntyre right in, taking him to the corner and hammering him with strikes! Whip across, Kingston wants a crucifix but Drew blocks, sunset flip works but no dice! A bridging pin, still no, McIntyre chops him down and tries to dump him but Kofi reverses and hits the trust fall senton to the floor to send us to break.
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