Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the May 24th, 2021 episode of WWE RAW.
Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Tonight’s RAW will feature a Women’s Tag Team Championship rematch between Natalya and Tamina, Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax. The former Champions will have an opportunity to win their titles back but, if last week is anything to go by, Alexa Bliss may get involved.
The WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, will also be on hand tonight, as he addresses the end of last week’s show when Kofi Kingston was able to pin him with help from Drew McIntyre. It seems we’re getting Kofi Vs. Lashley at Hell In A Cell and we’d like to know what you think of that match-up! Elsewhere tonight, Riddle faces Xavier Woods after shoving him last week, and
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We’re live in the ThunderDome and MVP is in the ring. He introduces the All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, who comes to the ring with his lady friends again.
MVP says they have a dark cloud hanging over them called Drew McIntyre. Lashley says he beat Drew twice now, so he doesn’t need to do that again. MVP says they wanted to move on, and Kofi Kingston stepped up but McIntyre appeared again. Drew comes to the stage and says his buisness is getting that title back. He says he’d have beat Lashley twice now if it weren’t for MVP and Braun Strowman. Drew says Lashley wants the one-on-one match as much as he does. Lashley calls him pathetic and desperate.
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods come out. Kofi says he pinned Lashley last week and Drew says “you’re welcome”. Kofi gets annoyed and says he didn’t ask for the help. He never got a rematch for the WWE Championship from a few years ago. Adam Pearce comes out and says Kofi can face Drew tonight and the winner faces Lashley at Hell In A Cell for the WWE Championship.
Lashley and MVP are watching from the stage with the ladies. Drew overpowers Kofi at the beginning. Kofi tries to fight back but constantly gets cut off and thrown around. Kofi hits a dropkick and a Rusian leg sweep into a rope-assisted splash for two. Drew chops him down and wants a powerbomb but gets countered with a Frankensteiner and sent outside.
Kofi dives over the ropes onto Drew and Woods plays the trombone. Drew whips Kofi to the steps but Kingston steps over them. Kofi jumps off the stairs onto Drew but gets caught and Alabama slammed into the apron. McIntyre turns to stare at Lashley as we head to the break.
Drew still in control and chopping Kofi around the ring. 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.
Kingston goes up top and hits a crossbody but McIntyre rolls through and turns it into a Michonoku Driver for a near-fall. Drew gets on the ropes and tells Lashley to bring it, so the Champion takes his jacket off and comes down the ramp but MVP and the ladies try to stop him.
We return to see Drew hit a back suplex from the top rope – MVP and Lashley are at ringside now. McIntyre lands a spinebuster for a two, then a sit-out powerbomb for another near-fall. Kofi sidesteps Drew, sending him into the ring post, then goes up top for a frog splash to the back for a two-count. 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.
Kofi and Drew fight back and MVP is tossed outside, then McIntyre hits a Claymore to Lashley. The Hurt Business retreat.
Charlotte talked to Rhea Ripley backstage earlier and told her she has beat her before and will do it again. 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 byt saying she couldn’t beat her in two minutes.
We return and the match is about to begin. This match has a 2-minute time limit.
Rhea shoves her at the start, then scuppers a takedown attempt. Nikki hits her and lands a jawbreaker. Cross goes up top for a crossbody and a two-count. Ripley shoves her away and lands a dropkick. Rhea gets mad and punches her in the corner, then shoulders her a few times. Ripley beats Nikki in the corner and forgets she has a time limit.
Cross is very excited after the match and out comes Charlotte. Nikki dances as Charlotte laughs and waves at Ripley.
Adam Pearce and Kofi storm into Adam Pearce’s office. He says next week they will have a rematch for the same stakes. Kofi and Drew agree, so long as MVP and Lashley stay away.
Charlotte backs Asuka into the corner and ducks a heel kick. They wrestle for control back and forth and Asuka takes a headscissors on the mat. Flair flips Asuka over but Asuka avoids a second and kicks her. Asuka slams her into the buckles and hits a hip attack against the ropes. She looks for another but Charlotte hits a chop block. Charlotte applies a submision over the ropes, then gets Asuka outside and slams her knee into the steel steps.
Charlotte continues attacking the knee of Asuka, but the Empress catches her in an armbar. Charlotte reaches the ropes to force the break, then goes back to work on the knee. Charlotte looks for a moonsault but Asuka rolls out of the way and grabs her for a German suplex. Asuka lands a hip attack, pop-up knee, backfist, heel kick, and another hip attack for a two-count. Charlotte rolls outside and Asuka hits a sliding knee from the apron.
Back live and Asuka is looking for the Asuka Lock but Charlotte fights it and slams her into the buckles. They tumble out of the ring together and slowly get back inside. They trade shots and Flair connects with a big boot for a near-fall. Charlotte catches Asuka in the corner and hits a backbreaker. Flair goes up top and looks for the moonsault again but Asuka rolls, so Charlotte pulls an Andrade and does a standing moonsault for a near-fall. Asuka looks for the Asuka Lock but Charlotte rolls back and pins her the three-count!
Bobby Lashley is relaxing backstage with his ladies when someone walks in and tells him Adam Pearce wants to see him.
Pearce asks Lashley why he screwed-up the match earlier. Lashley says he’s the only man fit to be the face of RAW, so he was trying to help Pearce out by stopping it. Pearce tells him the match will happen again next week and if either of them get involved they will lose a month’s wages. Lashley is forced from the room by MVP.
Shelton Benjamin comes out for a match and his opponent is Cedric Alexander. Cedric gets on the microphone before the match and says they used to be the best thing in WWE for the past year. He reiterates that they were kicked out of The Hurt Business becasue of Shelton. He says he is young and he’ll rebound but Shelton is past it. Benjamin is furious and Corey Graves says Cedric has the personality of a cinderblock.
The match gets underway and Alexander bails to the outside. Shelton roars at him but he won’t get back in.
Back live and Benjamin is using his strength to control Alexander. Cedirc hits the ropes but runs into a big shoulder tackle. Shelton keeps Cedric grounded and stomps him. Benjamin takes him outside and tosses him into the barricade, then back in the ring. Cedric kicks Benjamin and looks for a springboard elbow but gets caught.
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.
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. Riddle faces Xavier after the break.
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!
Riddle hits a running forearm in the corner but Woods fires back. Woods goes up top and hits a front dropkick for a two-count. Riddle lands a ripcord knee and looks for the Bro-Derek but they roll over a few times, reversing it. Woods runs Riddle into the corner upside down, then dropkicks him in the tree of woe. Xavier lifts Riddle for a gutbuster and a near-fall.
They scale the ropes but tumble off and Woods kicks Riddle from the apron. Riddle knees Woods as he attempts to reenter. Riddle gets on the middle rope and hits a massive German suplex over the ropes into the ring – Woods landed right on his head. Riddle wants the Floating Bro but Woods dodges it and hits a discus forearm. They trade counters and Riddle hits an RKO out of nowhere for the win!
The bell rings and Ryker runs into a dropkick. Styles hits a forearm in the corner, then Ushigoroshi for a one-count. AJ runs but gets caught with a forearm. Ryker applies a bear hug. He looks for a suplex but Styles lands on his feet and sends him out of the ring. Styles runs for a dropkick through the ropes to Ryker on the floor. AJ puts Ryker appears from behind with a flying knee to Styles behind the referee’s back. Ryker drags AJ inside and hits a slam for the win.
Elias is hiding behind the timekeeper’s barricade and out comes Omos, who stands over Elias and drags him over the barricade. Elias and Ryker run but Omos chases them and catches Elias on the ramp after he falls. Omos pounces Elias into the LED wall on the stage and it blacks out. Omos goes back down to check on AJ.
We see a replay of Sheamus’s recent troubles with Humberto Carrillo. The United States Championship comes to the ring where he’ll face Carrillo next.
The match gets underway and Shemus takes Humberto down with forearms. Sheamus tosses him outside but then right back in. Carrillo cuts him off and beats Sheamus into the corner but gets dropped with a short-arm lariat. Sheamus knees Humberto and hits a suplex before grinding him down with a submission.
Humberto fights up but gets caught with another big forearm. Sheamus batters his chest with forearms but Carrillo knocks him from the ring with a dropkick. Carrillo dives through the ropes with a suicide dive, then back in for a flying elbow and a two-count. Carrillo wants a wheelbarrow but Sheamus rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
As soon as the match ends, Sheamis attacks Carrillo. He hits a body slam, then applies the Cloverleaf but Ricochet comes flying off the top rope with a dropkick to break it. Carrillo superkicks Shaemus, Ricochet hits a springboard moonsault, then Humberto hits a moonsault from up top and lands on his head. Finally, Ricochet lands a 450 splash and Sheamus rolls from the ring holding his ribs.
Nia Jax, Reginald, and Shayna Baszler are backstage and asked about their title match last week. Baszler says they lost because Nia got distracted with Reginald again. Nia argues and Reggie says he just wanted to help but Shayna tells him if she sees him at ringside again she’ll hurt him.
We start with Nia and Tamina and Reggie is watching backstage. Nia tags out right away and Shayna cheap shots Natalya on the apron, so she tags in. Nattie and Shayna trade holds and counters. Nattie hits a leapfrog, then takes Shayna down with a cruicifix pin but Baszler kicks out and takes hold of the arm for some submissions.
Baszler switches to a Sharpshooter but Natalya kicks her off. Jax tags in and backs Natalya into the corner, then tags Shayna again and she looks to stomp the arm but out comes Reginald and Natalyta breaks free. Natalya hits a German suplex as Reginald stands by Nia at ringside.
Back live and Natalya lands some forearms on Baszler but get dropped and put in an arm triangle. Natalya fights free and we get tags to both Tamina and Jax. Tamina lands some big shots against Jax, then counters her with a roll-up. Tamina hits a superkick for a two-count, then looks for another but gets caught in the ropes and Jax rolls her up for two.
Jax and Baszler make use of quick tags to isolate Tamina in their corner. Tamina eventually fights back and catches Shayna with a powerslam and tags Natalya, who catapults her into a superkick from Tamina. The action spills from the ring and Jax throws Tamina over the barricade, meanwhile Natalya catches Shayna with a discus clothesline.
Natalya wants a Sharpshooter and Reginald gets on the apron just as Shayna rolls her up. By the time the referee turns around Natalya kicks out. Baszler loses it and berates Reggie, making him leave. When he gets to the top of the ramp, Flames explode and Reginald rolls back down the ramp holding his face. In the ring, Natalya rolls-up a distracted Baszler for the win!
After the match Shayna Baszler goes out and checks on Reginald. When she’s confident he’s OK she lifts him up and shouts at him. Basszler says she is sick of him and she wants to face him next week. If he has the balls to face her she will make him wish the flames had killed him. Baszler walks off to end the show.
That’s it for this week’s RAW, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for NXT. Until next time, stay safe.