The red brand returns tonight.
On tap for the weekly WWE Monday Night Raw television program, which goes down this evening at 8/7c on the USA Network from the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a U.S. Title Open Challenge from Damian Priest, Bobby Lashley vs. Sheamus in non-title action, Eva Marie vs. Doudrop and more.
Featured below are complete WWE Monday Night Raw results from Oklahoma City, OK. on August 30, 2021.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (8/30/2021)
This week’s show kicks off with the signature opening video and then we shoot inside the Oklahoma City venue where the camera pans the audience.
Several Big Bouts Set For Tonight’s Show
Damian Priest’s theme hits and he makes his way down to the ring for tonight’s opening contest. He addresses the crowd once he gets in the ring and talks about feeling great and being U.S. Champion. Fans chant “You deserve it!” at him. He mentions past U.S. Champions who have integrity, listing some by name, before saying he wants to be the opposite of another champion — Bobby Lashley. He says he won’t be a coward like him. He says it’s enough talk. He says the U.S. Championship Open Challenge starts right now. He waits to see who will answer the challenge.
The theme for former U.S. Champion Sheamus hits and out he comes in his face protector with a microphone. The fans boo as he heads down to the ring talking. He talks about agreeing with Priest about Lashley running from fights. He then switches gears and vows to hit Priest with a Brogue Kick and take the U.S. title back.
Before anything else happens, Drew McIntyre’s theme hits and he comes out with a microphone as well. He says he would like to see Priest beat Sheamus’ ass for the 100th time but he thinks it’s time for something fresh and new. He talks about holding many titles throughout his journey in WWE but never the U.S. Championship. He proposes he takes on Priest for the title tonight as he enters the ring.
Sheamus interjects but McIntyre tells him to pipe down. The theme for WWE Champion Bobby Lashley hits and “The All Mighty” one himself makes his way out along with MVP, who comes out with a pimp cane and a microphone. He tells the fans to hold their applause for Lashley as the two head down to the ring with the fans booing. MVP then proposes Lashley get the shot and become a double champion.
Now the theme for Randy Orton hits and out comes R-K-Bro, as Riddle comes out as well. The Raw Tag-Team Champions both come out with microphones as the fans chant their team name. They crack jokes at Lashley’s expense so Lashley chimes in and says maybe he should become a double champion by taking the Raw Tag-Team Titles. Riddle then challenges Lashley and MVP to an open challenge. Orton informs him that’s not how an open challenge works. MVP says he likes it and accepts.
Back in the ring, Priest, Sheamus and McIntyre try and agree on a match until Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come out to sort things out. They announce Priest will defend his U.S. title against Sheamus and McIntyre in a triple-threat match, while R-K-Bro will defend their Raw Tag-Team Championships against Lashley and MVP — with both title bouts set for tonight.
Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler
It appeared the segment was wrapping up, but then Rhea Ripley’s theme hits and she makes her way out. She comes out and walks past everyone still in the aisle as the commentators inform us she goes one-on-one against Shayna Baszler — next. On that note, we head to a commercial break.
We return from the break and Ripley, on the mic, introduces us to the woman who will be in her corner during her match tonight. She brings out Nikki A.S.H.
The “Almost Super Hero” settles into the ring alongside Ripley, as she will be on the floor at ringside during this opening singles bout, and then Shayna Baszler’s theme hits.
“The Queen of Spades” comes out along with Nia Jax and when her music cuts off, Jax gets on the mic and vows to squash Ripley and Nikki before this match is over and before the night is over, she’ll do the same to Charlotte Flair.
The bell sounds and Ripley charges at Ripley to get this one off with a bang. The action hits the mat and Baszler reverses and takes top position. They wrestle back up and Baszler holds onto a standing Kimura lock on Ripley’s left arm. Ripley rolls and reverses out but Baszler gets it back.
Shayna stands up and looks to stomp on the isolated limb of Ripley, but Rhea avoids it. Instead, Baszler bounces her boot upside her head and continues to dominate the action anyway. As the action continues, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Baszler still in firm control of the offense in this contest. The camera shows Nikki and Nia Jax watching on at ringside from opposing corners while Shayna taunts Ripley and kicks her while she’s down. Nikki is shown cheering Rhea on and we see Rhea smiling while down, and this leads to her getting up and finally shifting the momentum in her favor.
Ripley peppers Baszler with some kicks and then a big dropkick. Nikki is shown getting excited as Ripley starts to dominate the action. Baszler ends up getting control of Rhea’s weakened arm and looks to apply an armbar. Just as she gets it locked in, Rhea gets her foot on the ropes.
Nikki gives Rhea some words of encouragement before she gets up, but then Nia Jax comes over and takes out Nikki at ringside. The distraction allows Baszler to roll Rhea up, but Rhea reverses the pin and gets the win anyways. As soon as the bell sounds, Nia hits the ring and splatters and squashes Ripley as promised. Baszler looks annoyed.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
The Viking Raiders vs. Jinder Mahal & Veer
After the post-match scene wraps up, we shoot backstage and see The Viking Raiders who are standing in front of a bright red light. They vow to show tonight that “The Raid Is On.” They do their Raid chest-pounding rant to end the quick backstage segment. The commentators then plug them taking on Jinder Mahal and Veer next.
From there, the theme for The Viking Raiders hits and out comes Erik and Ivar for our next match of the evening. As they settle into the ring, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky are in the middle of making their way down to the ring for this tag-team bout. Shanky takes his spot on the floor at ringside.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our second match of the evening here on Raw. Veer and Ivar kick things off for their respective teams. Ivar establishes the early offensive lead and then tags in Erik, who bodyslams Ivar onto Veer and goes for the cover, only getting two.
We see a massive military press spot and then Veer takes over on Ivar, who tagged back in a moment ago. Once the heels are comfortably in the lead, Mahal finally tags in for the first time. He adds insult to injury, taking it to Ivar. He lands a nice junmping knee and then tags Veer back in.
Veer hits a big running splash on Ivar in the corner and then he blasts Ivar with some big forearms and knees before tagging Mahal right back into the bout. Mahal hits a short clothesline and then stretches the noggin’ of one-half of The Viking Raiders as the OKC fans start to make some noise in an attempt to rally Ivar back into the bout.
Ivar ends up escaping, executing a cartwheel and blasting Mahal with a big kick before tagging Erik back in. Erik hits a big flying knee on Mahal and then catches Veer coming in with a big belly-to-belly suplex. Mahal is thrown to the floor and then Erik launches Ivar off the ring apron onto their opponents on the floor. The Viking Raiders end up hitting their double-team finisher on Mahal for the victory.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
WWE United States Championship
Damian Priest (C) vs. Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre
We shoot backstage after the match and we see Drew McIntyre stretching before grabbing his massive sword and getting ready for championship action. The commentators run down once more how the U.S. Championship triple-threat match for tonight was made in the opening segment and then we head to a commercial break.
When we return from the break, Sheamus makes his way down to the ring and settles inside the squared circle for our first championship bout of the evening.
Drew McIntyre’s theme hits and he comes out with his sword as fire pyro explodes and the fans show him some love as he makes his way down to the ring for our third bout of the show here on Raw.
Finally, with both challengers settled into the ring and ready for battle, the theme for Damian Priest hits and the reigning, defending United States Champion makes his way out and heads down to the ring for this title triple-threat showdown.
The ring announcer gives the long, formal pre-match ring introduction for each competitor and then the title is raised by the ref to show these three what they are fighting for. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one.
As soon as this one gets going, all three guys hesitate before doing anything. Finally they get after it and McIntyre and Priest beat down Sheamus. He rolls out to the floor to regroup but Priest launches himself from the ring to the floor, taking “The Celtic Warrior” out in the process.
McIntyre whips Sheamus into Priest on the floor and the U.S. Champ takes him out and then turns to see McIntyre in the ring pointing directly at him. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we see Sheamus executing a flying clothesline off the top-rope on Priest inside the ring while McIntyre is down and out on the floor. McIntyre gets back in the ring but it sent right back out. Meanwhile, Priest locks a triangle on Sheamus, but Sheamus escapes and hits Priest with an Irish Curse back-breaker.
Priest reaches up at the protective face mask of Sheamus, but Sheamus pounds him down and taunts him and the crowd. He goes for his forearms on the chest over the ropes spot but Priest fights and avoids it. Sheamus ends up getting him and blasting him with forearms to the chest anyways. He sends him to the floor and taunts the fans again.
McIntyre finally recovers and re-enters the ring behind Sheamus as he was taunting the fans. Sheamus, of course, turns around and starts getting the business from “The Scottish Warrior.” This lasts for a few high spots and then Drew over-shoots in the corner and rams himself into the steel ring post.
Damian re-enters the mix and starts taking it to McIntyre and Sheamus. He gets Sheamus out of the picture by sending him out to the floor. He goes to work on McIntyre with kicks but ends up kicked over the top and out to the floor himself by McIntyre. McIntyre then hits a leaping dive over the top-rope, splashing onto Priest and Sheamus on the floor.
McIntyre brings Priest back in the ring and goes to work on him. He hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall, but Priest keeps this one alive. Priest starts fighting back and then Sheamus re-enters the mix, where he takes McIntyre out. He works over Priest on the top-rope but McIntyre recovers and suplexes them both down to the mat as we head to another mid-match commercial break.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Sheamus and McIntyre duking it out and trading shots in the ring while Priest is down and out on the floor. The commentators point out how Priest needs to recover because he doesn’t have to be involved in the finish for the title to change hands. Sheamus gets McIntyre in the Cloverleaf submission but Priest hits the ring to break it up.
Priest and McIntyre duke it out after Sheamus is temporarily taken out of the picture. Sheamus re-enters the scene with a big kick that sends Priest to the floor. McIntyre lays Sheamus out and backs into a corner, stalking Sheamus as the crowd counts him down. He charges at McIntyre for his finisher, but Sheamus ends up connecting with a pump-knee instead. He goes for the cover but McIntyre kicks out.
The fans break out in a “This is awesome!” chant as Sheamus hoists McIntyre up over his shoulders in the fireman’s carry position and begins climbing to the middle rope. He connects with White Noise off the second rope and goes for the cover but Priest hits the ring just in time to break up the pin. Priest kicks away at Sheamus and then goes for The Reckoning. Instead, Sheamus escapes but is blasted with a Claymore Kick that sends him out to the floor. Priest hits The Reckoning on McIntyre and scores the pin to retain the U.S. title in a great match. After the match, McIntyre gives his veteran stamp of approval to Priest, shaking his hand in a nice post-match moment.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
Goldberg Reacts To Bobby Lashley Attack At SummerSlam
We return from another commercial break and get an in-depth video package showing what transpired at SummerSlam with Bobby Lashley and Goldberg and Goldberg’s son.
From there we shoot to a digital exclusive where Goldberg talks about having ligament damage and a surgery scheduled before saying his objective to become WWE Champion change to coming for Lashley’ soul after what he did to his son.
R-Truth And His Puppy Go After Reginald In The Park
Now we shoot to an earlier today segment which sees WWE 24/7 Champion Reginald walking in the park when he comes across R-Truth in a blond wig and someone in a dog suit that he refers to as puppy. He keeps telling the puppy to “sick ’em” but Reginald keeps leaping and flipping away from them. Finally Truth’s puppy takes his head off and we see it is Akira Tozawa. He tells him every dog has his day.
Eva Marie vs. Doudrop
After the 24/7 title segment we shoot back inside the arena where Eva Marie makes her way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. As she settles into the squared circle, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, we see Eva Marie in the ring and then a video package is shown of her loss to Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam and her subsequent attack of Doudrop afterwards.
Back live, Doudrop’s theme hits and she makes her way down to the ring. She gets in the ring and immediately charges at Eva, taking her out and going for the cover, which she counts herself. The ref then tells the ring announcer Eva Marie is not able to compete. Doudrop then gets on the mic and calls Eva Marie the loser of the match.
Winner: No Contest
Charlotte Flair Unconcerned With Nia Jax’s Threats
We shoot backstage where Charlotte Flair is shown walking the hallways when she is approached and asked about Nia Jax’s vow to splatter her before the show ends. She doesn’t seem worried and walks off.
Karrion Kross vs. Humberto Carrillo
Now the former NXT Champion Karrion Kross makes his way down to the ring. He settles inside the squared circle as the commentators inform us he will be taking on Humberto Carrillo in our next match of the evening.
On that note, we head to a pre-match commercial break. When we return from the break, Carrillo is in the middle of making his way down to the ring.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. Surprisingly enough, Carrillo starts off well, hitting a nice cross body splash off the top rope and peppering Kross with kicks until Kross takes over and uses his size and strength to dominate the smaller Carrillo, rag-dolling him around the ring with high impact offense that slowly dismantles Carrillo.
Carrillo ends up firing up for a small comeback but Kross ultimately shuts that down and hits his Doomsday and decides to apply a submission to finish him off instead of simply pinning him. Either way, another main roster win for Kross.
Winner: Karrion Kross
Nia Jax vs. Charlotte Flair
We shoot backstage where Nia Jax is asked about her earlier promise to splatter Charlotte Flair before the end of the night. She again vows to do exactly that.
Back inside the arena, Nia’s theme hits and she makes her way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. As she settles in the ring we shoot backstage and see Charlotte lacing up her boots. We head to a pre-match commercial break on that note.
We’re back from the break and before we send things back to the ring, where Nia Jax is awaiting her opponent, we shoot backstage and see R-K-Bro hanging out. Riddle babbles about things he’s good at and Randy Orton says tonight all he needs to focus on is being a good tag-team partner.
From there we head back inside the arena where we hear the familiar sounds of Charlotte Flair’s theme. The Raw Women’s Champion takes her time making her way down to the ring as the OKC fans react to seeing “The Queen” and the commentators set the stage for the ongoing issues between Charlotte and Nia.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running. Nia charges at Charlotte, but the champ heads out to the floor to avoid her. She re-enters the ring and the same thing happens again. This time Charlotte shouts at Nia that she’s on her time.
She re-enters the ring again and this time Nia gets a hold of her and overpowers her, jumping off to an early offensive lead. Charlotte ends up shifting the momentum in her favor, slapping a tight side head lock on Nia that she has trouble escaping from. Nia shows some signs of life again, but again Charlotte uses veteran tactics to secure her spot in the offensive driver’s seat.
Charlotte drops down to the floor, pulling Nia’s head down on the way and clotheslining her with the top rope. She plays to the fans who all let out a WOOO! Back in the ring, however, Nia starts to take over once again on offense. Charlotte puts Nia back on her time, casually walking around at ringside before tripping Nia up in the ropes, sending her crashing to the floor at ringside. She follows up by flying over the top-rope from the ring to the floor, splashing on Nia as we head into a mid-match commercial break.
When we settle back in from the break, we see Charlotte still controlling the offense, however Nia is in the midst of fighting back into competitive form. Unfortunately it doesn’t last long as she charges into the corner and rams herself into the steel ring post. Charlotte goes for a moonsault off the top but Nia catches her coming down. She goes to splatter “The Queen” but instead Charlotte fights back. The two slap each other and the commentators talk about how things are getting ugly.
Charlotte hits a backwards DDT for a near fall. “The Queen” then chopblocks Nia’s knee from behind and goes for the figure four follow-up only for Nia to shove her off into the corner and get up and splatter her as promised. She scores the pin and leaves her laying.
Winner: Nia Jax
Omos vs. John Morrison
We shoot backstage and John Morrison talks about The Miz not being here and how he wants to prove he is the bigger man. He then talks about getting a match against the largest man he knows, which is Omos. Omos, standing next to him, simply responds, “Sucks to be you.” He walks off to end the segment.
Back inside the OKC arena, Omos makes his way out and heads down to the ring alongside AJ Styles. The giant of WWE Raw will be in action next. As Omos settles into the ring, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
As we settle in from the break, we see that Omos is wrapping up his ring entrance as AJ Styles gives him some final pre-match advice in the ring. His music finally cuts off and then “America’s Moist Wanted” himself, John Morrison, makes his way out and heads down to the ring with his Drip-Stick.
Now the commentators relate Jake Paul taking on challenges that appear too big for him to succeed only to defy the odds to Morrison picking a fight and challenging Omos to prove to The Miz that he’s “the bigger man.” The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running.
Morrison tries using his speed and quickness to take it to Omos, but the much taller and stronger giant starts beating Morrison down. He sends him out to the floor and follows out after him. He delivers some more punishment on the floor and then brings the action back into the ring. Omos grabs Morrison by the throat and yells to him that this is his house. He then hits his finisher and scores an easy squash match victory.
AJ Styles vs. Xavier Woods
Once the match ends, with AJ Styles in the ring congratulating Omos, we hear The New Day’s theme and out comes Xavier Woods playing the trombone. He heads down to the ring for our next match of the evening, which the commentators inform us will be against AJ Styles in singles action.
We head to a pre-match commercial break before this one gets underway. When we return from the break, we see a plug for Raw Talk featuring The Viking Raiders, Sheamus and Nia Jax.
Back live, the bell rings and this Styles-Woods bout is now officially off-and-running. We see Woods taking it to Styles early on as Omos is shown standing in Styles’ corner at ringside, providing moral support for his tag-team partner in this singles contest.
Woods hits a nice side-Russian leg sweep that sends Styles out to the floor. He goes out to follow-up but Styles avoids him coming from the ring. Woods counters Styles’ counter and still decks him before heading back into the ring and continuing to deliver additional punishment to “The Phenomenal One.”
Xavier ends up running into a super kick from Styles. Styles bounces Woods’ head off the turnbuckle and looks to follow up with a phenomenal forearm off a springboard, but Woods avoids it. Styles dropkicks Woods through the ropes on the floor at ringside and then brings him back into the ring to pick up where he left off.
AJ softens up the leg of Woods, with the commentators pointing out Styles’ liking to finish people off with the calf-crusher at times. Woods fires up for a comeback but continues to limp and sell the damage to his leg. The momentum swings back into Styles’ favor.
He looks for the Styles’ Clash but Woods avoids it and hangs Styles in the tree of woe in the corner. He runs around and hits a diving dropkick to the dome of the upside down Styles for a near fall. Styles ends up fighting back and he gets Woods in the calf-crusher. Woods screams in pain and nearly makes it to the ropes, but ends up tapping out.
Winner: AJ Styles
Raw Tag-Team Championship
R-K-Bro (C) vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP
As Styles and Omos celebrate their back-to-back wins in the ring, out of nowhere, we hear Riddle’s theme song. He makes his way out and stops as the music transitions to Randy Orton’s theme.
R-K-Bro makes their way down to the ring to defend their Raw Tag-Team Championships in tonight’s main event. We see AJ Styles standing on the commentary table next to Omos at ringside as Orton and Riddle near the ring. We head to a pre-match commercial break on that note.
When we return from the break, Riddle and Randy Orton are finishing up their ring entrance. The commentators introduce their special guest on commentary for tonight’s championship main event — AJ Styles.
From there, the theme for Bobby Lashley hits and “The All Mighty” WWE Champion makes his way out accompanied by MVP. The two head down to the ring ready for business in this high stakes headline bout here on this week’s Monday Night Raw.
Immediately Styles is taking several shots at the expense of MVP on commentary, consistently referring to him as a weak tag-team partner. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our final match of the evening.
Riddle charges right at Lashley, as they kick things off for their respective teams, however Lashley side-steps him and immediately jumps into the offensive lead. He beats Riddle down and then tags MVP in as the commentators largely ignore the action in the ring in favor of interviewing Styles on guest commentary.
We see Riddle manage to move MVP back into his corner of the ring, which allows Orton to finally tag into the contest. “The Viper” goes to work on MVP with ease. He tags Riddle in and foot-flips him in the air for a moonsault splash onto MVP. He goes for the cover but MVP kicks out and rolls out to the floor. Lashley heads over to check on him but sees Orton and stops. Riddle then launches himself off the middle rope, splashing on Lashley and MVP at ringside.
On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break with our main event of the evening still in progress. When we return from the break, we see Lashley dominating Riddle before tagging in MVP to pick up where he left off. AJ Styles immediately uses this opportunity to get another dig in at the expense of MVP.
Finally, Riddle starts fighting back and makes the tag to Orton, who takes the hot tag and comes in and pops the crowd as he takes it to MVP. He fires up and begins to unleash “The Viper” when Lashley hits the ring, but is stopped by Orton for a draping DDT off the middle rope. Now Orton pounds the mat in Viper mode as he waits for Lashley to get up. Instead he is nailed by a mafia kick from MVP.
The fans chant “Randy! Randy!” as MVP tags Lashley back in. “The All Mighty” hits the ring with a ton of energy and goes to work on Orton, quickly quieting down the pro-Orton crowd in OKC. Lashley has Orton laid out and he’s calling for the end as he looks for The Hurt Lock. Instead, Orton gets up. He goes for the RKO but Lashley avoids it. Riddle tags in and hits a superman forearm on Lashley in the corner. He looks for the exploder suplex but Lashley avoids it.
Riddle drops Lashley with a big knee. He goes to the top rope and connects with a floating bro for a near fall on Lashley that MVP breaks up. Orton hits the ring but is thrown to the floor. Lashley tags in MVP, who decks Riddle with a big boot. He goes for his finisher but Riddle avoids it and decks MVP. We see Lashley set his sights on Orton on the floor. He hoists him up but Orton reverses and sends Lashley into the ring post. Orton fires up and heads to the ring.
Styles yells “Now!” on commentary, sending Omos after him. Riddle kicks him from the ring and ends up connecting with another floating bro in the ring for the pin fall victory. Lashley attacks Riddle after the match but Orton makes the save with an RKO. He helps Riddle out of the ring and the two head to the back as the fans pop and this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winners and STILL Raw Tag-Team Champions: R-K-Bro
— WWE (@WWE) August 30, 2021
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