Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the June7th, 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.
A huge 10-man, 5-team battle royale will take place on tonight’s show to determine the number one contender’s to the RAW Tag Team Champions. T-Bar and Mace, New Day, The Viking Raiders, Lucha House Party and RK-Bro will battle it out to get a shot against AJ Styles and Omos at Hell In A Cell. One would assume RK-Bro are the favourites but who do you want to get a title shot? Let us know below.
Elsewhere tonight, Shayna Baszler will walk into Alexa’s Playground after she spurned the ire of Bliss and Lilly last week on RAW. Will she walk back out? And Drew McIntyre will come face-to-face with Bobby Lashley once more as the pair head into Hell In A Cell for one last bout. Beyond that we can expect to see more from RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, although we’re unlikey to see Sheamus tonight as the the United States Champion broke his nose last week and had to get surgery.
That’s the preview for tonight’s RAW. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
This week’s show opens with RK-Bro coming to the ring, where the other four teams for the battle royale are already inside. Before the match can begin, AJ Styles and Omos walk onto the stage.
Styles says he and Omos want to defend their titles in front of fans next month and they want it to be against the very best. AJ talks about each team, saying New Day are legends but he and Omos already beat them; nobody knows anything about Mace and T-Bar but they aren’t as scary as Omos; Lince Dorado, by himself because Metalik is injured, does things that only video game characters or himself can do. He skims over The Viking Raiders before adressing RK-Bro and says they’re a future Hall of Famer and a future star. He calls them goofs and ends by saying he and Omos are handsome and phenomenal. The teams clap back and Riddle tells a story about his uncle’s pet shop where he had a snake called Mr. Slithers. Randy tells him to zip it and takes the key.
The Miz and John Morrison come out and Miz is in a wheelchair. Miz says he was tragically injured at WrestleMania Backlash but they’re realised that the tag team division has become very dry. So Johnny drip-drip will compete by himself to earn a title shot for the two of them. Morrison accidentally let’s Miz’s wheelchair roll down the ramp and he has to run after it.
The match begins and Orton and Riddle hit RKO’s to Woods and Kofi, then Randy hits Lince with one as well. Riddle and Orton stand back-to-back and the others surround them.
We’re back and see Bobby Lashley and MVP backstage with the ladies. Later tonight Lashley will sign a contract with Drew McIntyre for their Hell In A Cell match. The match begins again and all hell breaks loose. Lince and Morrison struggle around the ropes and Johnny drip-drip is very nearly eliminated but hangs on by his feet and Miz hands him his “drip stick”, which he sues to spray Lince and eliminate him.
Morrison gets back in but Mace and T-Bar are staring at him. Morrison sprays them with the drip stick but they grab and throw him over and out. Mace and T-Bar then go to work on everyone else; T-Bar hits Riddle with a gutbuster and tosses him. They try to throw Randy out but Riddle stops it and they hit him with a double chokeslam. T-Bar and Mace come face-to-face with the Vikings but New Day and Orton comes back and help attack T-Bar and Mace. They both get thrown out at the same time. We’re down to three teams: New Day, RK-Bro, and The Viking Raiders.
All six men are brawling as we return. Riddle and Woods go back and forth but the Vikings run them both over. Riddle fights back with kicks but gets caught by Ivar and hit with a German suplex/springboard enziguiri. Woods knees Riddle in the back and he flies over and out, but Randy is still in the match. New Day attack Ivar and hit the ropes but Erik clotheslines Woods over and out.
Erik and Ivar double team Kofi but Orton tosses Ivar into the ring post, then hits Erik with some lariats and a snap powerslam. Ivar cartwheels past Orton and shoves him into a knee from Erik. They body slam him, then Erik lifts Ivar up but Kofi hits a double stomp to Ivar and drops them both! Kofi looks for Trouble In Paradise but Riddle runs in and shoves Orton out of the way and gets hit with it. Orton throws Kofi out, but Ivar and Erik then toss him out.
The Viking Raiders are now the challengers to AJ Styles and Omos. Styles says he’s happy with the result because he wants to entertain the fans.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are interrupted by Charlotte backstage and she asks for her loss to Nikki Cross to be stricken from the record because she was goaded into that match. They refuse and she says they’re just jealous but asks for a rematch. Rhea Ripley appears and says, unlike Charlotte, she respects Nikki Cross. Deville suggests they team-up to face Nikki and a partner of her choosing and they reluctantly agree.
Erik and Ivar are backstage celebrating by slapping each other. Ivar says he’s hungry and the turkey legs are on him. Styles and Omos appear and Omos has a turkey leg. AJ says they’re just wannabe vikings, they use electricity, mirrors etc. Erik says he honours the vikings who came before him and if AJ has a problem he can show him. AJ laughs and walks off.
Elias is in the ring and he talks about Jaxson Ryker. Elias blames him for not being Tag Team Champions and we see footage of their fallout last week. Elias says when he first met Ryker he didn’t just see unbridled potential and tree trunk arms, he saw the darkness in his eyes. A man whose been to war but he’s not a man who would go to war for him. Ryker attacks Elias from behind and he has a new haircut. Ryker throws the guitar up the ramp and pummels Elias until referee come down and pull him away.
The match begins even though Elias is hurting from the attack. Ryker storms Elias and beats him in the corner before splashing him. Elias hits the ropes but eats a back elbow. Ryker clotheslines Elias out of the ring and goes after him, unloading with right hands. Elias turns it around by slamming Ryker into the steel steps. Back inside, Elias goes to work and catches him with a spinebuster for a two-count.
Ryker slaps himself to wake-up but Elias punches him again. Ryker fights back and gets caught with an inverted atomic drop. Elias lifts Ryker but he grabs Elias’ beard and slams him with a one-handed spinebuster. Elias rolls from the ring and the referee stops Ryker from going after him. Elias leaves up the ramp and gets counted out.
We see highlights of Kofi Kingston Vs. Drew McIntyre from last week. Drew makes his way to the ring to sign the contract for his match against Bobby Lashley.
McIntyre is sitting at a desk and Sonya Deville is there with Adam Pearce. They introduce Lashley but he doesn’t come out. McIntyre is frustrated and he predicts how the segment would go anyway. Drew tells a story about a Scottish King called Robert the Bruce who persevered until, outnumbered 10-1, he won Scotland its freedom. McIntyre makes to sign the contract but MVP, Lashley, and the ladies appear on the big screen and tell him to wait a moment.
The WWE Champion and MVP come to the ring with a cavaclade of women. MVP congratulates Drew on “manipulating” his way into another title shot. MVP says they upheld their end of the bargain and didn’t get involved in the match, so how will they be rewarded? Lashley says he wants a guarantee that Drew will never challenge him for the title again. McIntyre accepts the stipulation but says he wants a match where there can be no interferences. He wants him inside Hell In A Cell. MVP says Lashley accepts the terms and Pearce gets them to sign the contract.
Lashley mocks Drew’s parable and tells him he can try again but he’s not going to win. Drew says Hell In A Cell is a match that changes you and it’s something Lashley has never experienced. He’ll go through all that again and he will rip Lashley’s skin with the cage, break his bones, and take back his title. Drew tells him to enjoy the next few weeks and he’ll see him in Hell. Lashley says he’ll beat him there as well. Lashley gets up and mingles with the ladies but McIntyre grabs his sword and splits the table in half and stares at Lashley.
Nikki Cross is interviewed backstage and says she’s had all this in her all along. It doesn’t matter that she’s not the biggest or the prettiest, she’s got tenacity and spirit. She’d regret not taking the chances, so she has to try and she’s chosen a tag team partner. Nikki’s partner is Asuka and nobody is ready for them.
Injuries be damned, the Celtic Warrior comes to the ring wearing a mask following his nose surgery. He’ll be watching the next match from ringside.
Before the bell can ring, Sheamus grabs the microphone and calls them “gobshites” and asks how they can get a title opportunity when they broke his nose? Humberto feigns jumping on him, then Ricochet does the same and Sheamus is furious. Ricochet sneak attacks Humberto, knocking him out of the ring before hitting a dropkick through the ropes.
Ricochet is still in control as we return, hitting a forearm in the corner and a body slam followed by an elbow drop. Ricochet lands some gut shots and grabs the back but Humberto shrugs him off and hits a springboard crossbody for a two-count. Carrillo chops Ricochet and avoids a spear in the corner before landing a sit-out powerbomb for a near-fall.
Ricochet tosses Humberto to the apron and goes out with him. Carrillo counters a suplex and lands inside the ring, then hits an enziguiri that drops him. Humberto hits a suicide dive, then gets Ricochet back inside for a missile dropkick and a near-fall. Humberto goes up top for a moonsault but nobody’s home. Ricochet clocks Ricochet and lands a German suplex for a near-fall.
Ricochet lifts Humberto but he wriggles free onto the apron and drags Ricochet out with him. They trade chops, punches, and kicks, then Ricochet runs but Carrillo catches him with a Spanish fly from the apron to the floor! The referee gets inside and starts counting but neither man can get back inside before the ten count.
Sheamus is loving it. He laughs and calls them “bleeding muppets” who should be wearing masks to hide their embarassment.
New Day are backstage but MVP stops them and asks Kofi for a word. MVP says he was impressed with him last week and tonight also. MVP says he represents the Almighty but he’s a Kofi fan; he cried watching him win the WWE Championship. Watching Kofi made him want to come back to WWE. MVP says KofiMania was great but it ended and he’s never rebounded.
MVP says last week he caught a glimpse of that man again last week but afterwards he shook Drew’s hand and it makes it look like he’s content with losing. MVP says it’s showbusiness and there’s no room for friends. Kofi says his family and his friends are the most important thing to him. There’s little kids watching and he wrestles to be a role model to them, why does Lashley do it, for the money? MVP says no, Lashley fights for the WWE Championship and his legacy. MVP walks off and Kofi looks conflicted.
We get another video package for the return of Eva Marie. She will make her second debut next week on RAW.
Later tonight, Kofi will face Riddle one-on-one. Mansoor is backstage warming-up but Mustafa Ali appears in a suit and tells him he isn’t ready. Mansoor gets annoyed but Ali explains that Mansoor isn’t ready for the inevitable moment when his opponent cheats. Ali says he can’t expect everyone to play by the rules.
Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and he’ll be in singles action after the break. We get a split-screen interview with Jeff in which he says he’s going to each Cedric Alexander a lesson in humility.
They lock-up and Hardy backs Cedric into the corner, then hits his head off the buckles of each corner. Jeff hits a dropkick to the back, then goes to the middle rope for a double axe handle. Hardy wants the Twist of Fate but Cedric catches the boot and lands a dropkick. Alexander hangs Jeff on the middle rope and chokes him while yelling in his ear. Cedric peppers Jeff with strikes before a snapmare and dropkick for a two-count.
Alexander beats Hardy and grings his face with the hell of his boot. Jeff fights back and knocks Cedric out of the ring. Hardy wants a dive to the outside but Alexander cuts him off with a big back elbow. Cedric kicks Jeff and shoves him with a boot to the face. Alexander takes a headlock but Jeff fights free and hits a heascissors. Hardy with an atomic drop, Russian leg sweep, and a leg drop for a near-fall.
Hardy attempts a Twist of Fate but Cedric counters, kicks his knee and lands a brainbuster for a near-fall. Cedric climbs to the middle rope and does Jeff’s finger taunt, then jumps but gets countered with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb for the win!
Rhea Ripley and Charlotte are backstage and Flair tells the Champion to follow her lead. Rhea isn’t interested and says her Championship means more than Charlotte’s experience, so she can follow her lead.
We start with Charlotte and Nikki and they lock-up but Flair immediately shoves her down. Ripley tags in and she locks-up with Cross and slams her down face-first. Cross tries to roll her up but Ripley kicks out. Cross ducks Ripley and tags Asuka. After a lock-up, Asuka avoids her and dances, but Ripley strikes her. Asuka counters Ripley and applies a Black Widow submission but Rhea breaks it and slams her.
Charlotte tags herself in but Asuka tags Cross and they double-team her. Nikki and Asuka make use of quick tags until Flair takes a headlock on the Empress but Rhea tags herself in again. Asuka knocks Ripley from the ring and Charlotte comes of the apron to mock her and Rhea shoves her. Rhea looks to get back in the ring but Charlotte rips her back off and drills her with a forearm in the face.
Back live and Flair and Ripley are tagging themselves in and attacking Cross while taunting each other. Ripley hits a stalling vertical suplex and waves at Flair while holding the Scot up. Ripley hard tags Flair in and Cross catches her with a jawbreaker. Flair ducks an enzuigiri and goes after Asuka, but Asuka avoids her. Flair lifts Cross and accidentally hits Ripley with Cross’ feet, and the Champion isn’t happy. Cross rolls Flair up for a near-fall, then Rhea tags in but Cross hits her with a bulldog as well.
Asuka tags in and attacks Ripley before knocking Flair off the apron and hitting Ripley with a facebuster. Ripley reverses a kick and hits a northern lights suplex for a near-fall. Cross makes a tag and hits a crossbody but Ripley kicks out. Flair throws Cross out of the ring and tells Ripley to tag her in. The Champion doesn’t want to, so she and Flair get into a brawl. Ripley goes for the Riptide but Flair rakes the eyes and hits Natural Selection. Cross covers Ripley for the win.
Alexa is in her playground and she says Shayna Baszler broke into the playground last week and she even called Lilly a stupid doll. She’s wrong and they’ll have a real scream when Baszler comes to visit them later.
The match gets underway and Mansoor hits an arm-drag. Mansoor goes for the wrist but Drew takes a headlock. Mansoor gets dropped with a shoulder but he comes back with an arm-drag and goes to a submission. Mansoor forces Drew to the corner and we see Mustafa Ali watching backstage.
Gulak fights out and body slams Mansor into the ropes, then goes to work on his leg.Mansoor breaks free and mounts some offence for a two-count. Gulak rolls him up for two. Gulak rolls him up again with the tights but Mansoor counters it and scores the win!
Riddle is backstage, still not talking since Orton took the key for his mouth. Orton appears and hands him back the key. Riddle asks if Randy will be in his corner for the main event and Randy says he isn’t sure yet. Riddle goes on a rant about how they could get some food and maybe become travel buddies. Orton eventually makes him zip it again and this time he throws the key in the trash.
Kofi jumps on Riddle but gets taken down. Kofi kicks him off and knocks Riddle into the corner and punches him. Kingston hits a snapmare and a running kick for a one-count. Kofi splashes Riddle for another one-count. Riddle fights back and hits two gutwrench suplexes for a two-count. Riddle lands a Broton for a two-count and Woods starts playing the trombone to distract him.
Riddle tells him to stop and it allows Kofi to hit a jawbreaker. Kofi backs Riddle into the corner and chops him a few times. Kofi is in control but out comes Randy Orton and he isn’t happy with Woods. Kofi takes Riddle down with a springboard crossbody, then hits a dropkick through the ropes to Orton before he can reach Xavier.
Kofi then dropkicks Riddle out of the ring and Woods starts playing the trombone but Randy grabs him from behind and dumps him on the announce desk. Orton helps Riddle up but Kofi dives onto them both with a Trust Fall from the top rope to the floor!
Riddle hits an exploder and a penalty kick, then lifts Kofi for a suplex but Kingston counters. Kofi looks for a springboard hurricanrana but they botch it and Kofi follows-up with a running double stomp. Kofi hits a rope-assisted slash for a near-fall. Kofi goes to the apron and Riddle grabs him but gets elbowed off. Kofi goes up top but Riddle chops and slaps him.
Riddle climbs up but Kofi hits a front suplex, then a frog splash to the back but Riddle bridges out of the pin. Riddle pulls Kofi over the ropes using his feet and goes out after him to hit a series of big forearms. Riddle gets inside and hits Kofi with Randy’s draping DDT. Orton applauds and tells him to finish it but Riddle says not yet and he drops down to do the RKO pump-up. He waits too long and Kofi avoids the RKO and connects with Trouble In Paradise for the win.
Randy is not happy after the match and he leaves Riddle lying on the floor by the announce desk.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are backstage. Jax says she knows things haven’t been smooth between them and Bazler laughs. Shayna says Reginald has been coming between them and cost them the Tag Team Titles. Nia says he’s at home recovering after what Shayna did to him last week. She tries to warn Shayna about Bliss but Baszler says she isn’t scared of a little girl with a doll.
Alexa Bliss is in the ring for a special edition of Alexa’s Playground. She talks about making friends and how they might make a new one tonight. Shayna comes to the ring and knocks over Alexa’s rocking horse. Bliss says Shayna hasn’t learned her lesson but that it’s OK because her and Lilly want her to be their friend, she just has to say sorry. Shayna says she’s even more delusional than she looks. She says Bliss is the reason why she and Nia are no longer Tag Team Champion’s and Alexa laughs, saying that’s ridiculous.
Bliss gets serious and listen’s to Lilly for a second, then says it’s in Shayna’s best interest to apologise. Baszler takes the doll and says she’s sorry… sorry that she’s just a stupid doll. Baszler throws Lilly and Alexa jumps up and punches her. Baszler throws her out of the ring, then stomps on Lilly’s face. The lights start fading in and out and Baszler leaves the ring, heading up the ramp as Bliss gets back inside with the doll. Flames erupt all around the ring and Baszler runs backstage.
There’s no-one backstage and things start falling around Baszler, almost killing her. The lights go off and on and Baszler tries to escape but the doors are all locked. Baszle ris getting panicked and manages to get into a room and she barricades the door. The lights go out in the room and Baszler turns around to see Lilly staring at her in a mirror. She looks around and Lilly isn’t there but she’s still in the reflection. Baszler smashes the mirror but Lilly is still in the reflection. Baszler screams to end the show.
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