Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the July 5th, 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 is the penultimate episode inside the ThunderDome and only two weeks from the Money In The Bank PPV. As such, we’re going to get a special edition of Miz TV with RAW’s Money In The Bank entrants; Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, John Morrison, and Riddle. Will it end peacefully? Let us know what you think below!
Two of those men will also be in action tonight, as John Morrison takes on Ricochet in a rematch from last week. And in a sueprising turn of events, MVP returns to action tonight when he tags with Bobby Lashley to take on Kofi Kingston and the returning Xavier Woods. Charlotte Flair will also be back tonight to give an update on her health, Randy Orton also should be back, and we can expect plenty more.
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!
Monday Night RAW opens with The Miz and John Morrison already in the ring with a ladder for an episode of Miz TV.
The Miz welcomes us to the show and gloats about how he has won the Money In The Bank twice. He says he is an expert and he knows his partner in crime, Johnny drip-drip will be the next winner of the briefcase. Morrison concurs and calls himself “America’s Moist Wanted”. Miz introduces Drew McIntyre and the Scotsman talks as he walks down the ramp. Drew recalls Miz cashing-in on him after he’d won an Elimination Chamber, and after Lashley attacked him. Since then he’s been scraping and crawling to win his title back. Drew tells a story about being related to Davey Crockett and he likens himself to the man.
Ricochet is out next and Miz calls him rude and reckless. We see a replay of what Ricochet did to Morrison last week; hitting a springboard crossbody to Morrison atop the barricade. Miz says Ricochet got lucky because that stunt could have cost them both their careers. Ricochet says he’s still a little shook and so is Morrison but that was just a taste of what he’s willing to do to win the Money In The Bank. Morrison says we’ll see if Ricochet can back up his words later tonight.
Riddle comes down to the ring on his scooter. Ricochet climbs the ladder and sits on top. He says he’s really high and a little sad because his foot is sore from last week. He’s going to dedicate his performance in the ladder match to his best friend, Randy Orton. Drew says Riddle has been a good friend but Miz interrupts and says Drew is enabling him. AJ Styles and Omos interrupt proceedings and The Miz is furious. AJ says Miz doesn’t speak for everyone. He was robbed of his chance to be in the MITB last week. He says it should have been one-on-one between him and McIntyre but Riddle had to get in there.
Riddle says AJ looks cute down on the mat and asks Omos for a high five but the big man tips Riddle off the ladder and he lands on that injured ankle. Omos throws the ladder out of the ring and tensions rise between all seven men. Styles cheap shots Riddle’s ankle with a kick, then Ricochet shoves him. Morrison attacks Ricochet from behind as McIntyre stares down Omos and Styles. Ricochet tosses Morrison out of the ring and Omos climbs in but Drew clotheslines him right back out. Ricochet takes the drip stick and breaks it.
The match gets underway and Ricochet tees-off on John. Ricochet lands a lariat in the corner and a forearm to the back of the head for a one-count. Morrison eats another lariat before being body slammed and caught with an elbow drop. Morrison forearms Ricochet and stomps him down in the corner, then hits a catapult into the bottom rope.
Morrison lands a neckbreaker and goes to a submission. Ricochet fights up and the action spills out of the ring. Miz gets between them as the fight and they each attempt to use the drip stick. Ricochet tries to springboard off Miz for a hurricanrana but gets powerbomed into the barricade!
Morrison stomps Ricochet in the corner before taking him down and landing some right hands. Ricochet attempts a few roll-ups to no avail, then hits a facebuster ala Triple H. Morrison catches Ricochet with a standing Spanish fly for a two-count. Morrison goes to a modified abdominal stretch and punches the ribs. Ricochet fights up and hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT.
Ricochet lands some right handsand a discus lariat for a two-count. Ricochet moves to the corner but Miz distracts him with the drip-stick. Morrison snatches Ricochet in a unique pin but he kicks out. Morrison drops Ricochet against the bottom rope and clobbers him with a knee. Morrison attempts a float-over elbow drops to the apron but Ricochet avoids it. Morrison slowly gets up and Ricochet hits a running crossbody over the ropes to take Johnny off the apron to the floor! Morrison gets back in the ring but Miz blocks Ricochet’s path with his wheelchair.
Earlier today we see Jinder Mahal arrive at the arena on a red motorcycle. Mahal is asked about his match against Drew McIntyre tonight and he says they were good friends at a time. Recently he texted Drew asking if he wanted to go for a ride for old time’s sake but McIntyre took three days to respond and said he was “2 busy”. Mahal says the monder day Maharaja deserves more respect than that and tonight he proves he’s on the same level.
Shayna Baszler, Nia Jaz, and Reginald are talking backstage and Reggie sees Alexa Bliss standing nearby but when the others look she’s gone. Shayna says she’s sick of his crap and Nia smooths it over.
We get a lengthy video package for Kofi Kingston Vs. Bobby Lashley. The two will compete in tag team action in tonight’s main event.
Nikki Cross, Naomi and Asuka are talking backstage. Cross’s new outfit is praised and she cuts another promo about people having confidence and self-belief. Asuka says she admires her confidence but she’s going to win the Money In The Bank. Asuka says she’s the one who’s going to win. Nikki’s music hits and she runs off to “save the day”. Bliss appears and says none of them are going to win the briefcase. These women will be in action after the break.
We kick things off with Eva and Naomi and Marie forces her back but gets shoved. Eva shoves Naomi back, then quickly tags Doudrop. Naomi knocks Jax and Baszler off the apron, then sends Doudrop out of the ring before leaping over the topes onto Jax and Baszler. Cross comes off the apron onto Doudrop. Marie poses in the ring but Alexa comes up behind and screams at her, making her fall out of the ring.
Doudrop and Bliss are going back and forth but Cross tags in and takes the fight to the rookier. Cross hits a dropkick to the knee, then tags Asuka who lands some kicks but gets knocked down. Jax tags in and teams with Doudrop for a double splash. Nia puts Asuka in the corner for a splash and tags Shayna, who goes to work on a leg.
Eva Marie tags in and stomps Asuka before tagging Nia. The heels continue to isolate Asuka and make tags until Alexa stares at Reginald, hypnotizing him. Baszler pulls Bliss off the apron and throws her into the barricade. Asuka tries to fight back against Nia and Eva tags herself in. Asuka quickly takes control on Marie, so Baszler tags in. Shayna runs into an armbar attempt from Asuka but she fights it and goes for an armbar of her own.
Asuka rolls Baszler over and nearly goes for the pin to no avail. Naomi tags in and kicks Baszler before Asuka hits her with a German Suplex. for a near-fall thanks to Doudrop. Suddenly every woman is in the ring doing her moves. Cross tags in and rolls up Baszler but Jax had tagged back in, unbeknownst to her. Jax and Cross go back and forth before Jax hits a Samoan Drop for the win.
MVP and Lashley are partying with the ladies backstage. Kevin Patrick comes in and asks why they wanted the tag team match tonight. MVP says Woods doesn’t deserve to be in the ring with Bobby Lashley and so tonight they’re going to beat some respect into them. Lashley says he destroyed Drew McIntyre and Xavier Woods in Hell In A Cell matches two nights in a row, and tonight he ends New Day once and for all.
They lock-up and Ali takes a wristlock and laughs at his younger peer. Ali stays in control for the first few minutes until Mansoor hits a nice spinebuster. Mansoor rallies and Mustafa is sent to the ropes but gets his leg trapped between them. The referee starts trying to free him but can’t. Mansoor helps get Ali free but then Mustafa rolls him up for the win!
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and asked about Jinder Mahal. He says Mahal is braver than most for getting in the ring with him. McIntyre then tells the origin story of his sword, which was made of the tooth of the Loch Ness Monster. Drew makes his entrance and he’ll be in action after the break.
The match begins and they lock-up with Drew taking control early on. Jinder gets frustrated and backs McIntyre into the corner and stomps him. Drew fires back with a lariat and chops Jinder in the corner. Mahal lands a suplex and pumps himself up but Drew catches him with a belly-to-belly and Mahal rolls outside. Drew goes outside but Veer and Shanky get between them. Mahal cheap shots McIntyre, then suplexes him onto the announce table.
Drew fights up from a submission but gets caught with a leaping knee. Mahal keeps the Scottish Warrior grounded and pummels him with right hands. Drew lands a Glasgow kiss to create some distance. McIntyre lands some lariats and two belly-to-bellies. McIntyre hits the Future Shock DDT, then moves to the corner and wants a Claymore. Veer and Shanky rush in and attack Drew.
Veer and Shanky beat Drew down in the corner, then Mahal hits a superkick. They toss Drew into the ring post, then Jinder hits the Khallas. Mahal steals McIntyre’s sword and poses with it on the ramp.
New Day are interviewed backstage and asked about their gameplan. Kofi says they’re 11X Tag Team Champions and recently named the all-time greatest WWE tag team, so they don’t change their gameplan. Kofi says Bobby and MVP are reacting to the bombs he dropped on them last week. Kofi mocks MVP and says they can take all the time off they want, all the lady friends they want, because Lashley will be relieved of his WWE Championship responsibilites.
T-Bar starts with Lince Dorado and gets taken down with a headscissors. T-Bar lands a side kick to the gut, then clubs the back. Dorado boots T-Bar back and jumps for a crossbody but gets caught and tossed out of the ring. T-Bar boots Metalik off the apron before tagging Mace, who slams Lince into the announce desk a few times.
Back in the ring, Mace slams Dorado down by the head a few times, then tags T-Bar for a big boot. Mace back in and he knocks Metalik off the apron again before tagging T-Bar. They want a double Chokeslam but Metalik dropkick them both from behind to prevent it. Mace is thrown outside and Metalik doves onto him, then Lince hits a roll-up for the win!
Damian Priest joins Riddle backstage and asks how he’s feeling after falling from the ladder earlier. Riddle says he’s had worse and tells a story about jumping off a roof when he was young and breaking his foot, which ruined his summer. He says he went back the year after and did the jump because he’s not afraid of anything. He’s going to prove that tongiht to AJ Styles and prove that the three most dangerous letters are RK-Bro.
Styles going for the leg right off the bat but Riddle gets away. AJ eventually gets ahold of him and hits a shinbreaker, Riddle is able to reverse a sunset flip and lands a kick, then backs AJ into the corner for some punches. Styles kicks his leg out from under him to regain control. AJ goes to work on the leg with a submission but Riddle bridges him off and to the floor!
Riddle attempts a kick but gets his foot wrenched over the ropes by AJ. Back inside, Riddle lands a big kick and starts hammering AJ with punches in the corner. Styles rallies but Riddle cuts him off with a gutwrench suplex. Riddle lands some kicks but AJ catches one and his a dragon screw. Omos cheap shots Riddle’s ankle as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Styles is still working over the ankle. Riddle tries to rally but continually gets pegged back. Riddle counters the Styles Clash and starts to build a head of steam. Riddle blocks AJ as he attempts a Phenomenal Forearm. Riddle drags AJ through the ropes for a draping DDT, but then he misses a moonsault and hurts the ankle again. Styles hits a reverse Death Valley Driver for a near-fall. Suddenly Erik and Ivar appear behind the barricade and distract Omos and AJ, allowing Riddle to hit a roll-up for the win!
After the break, Charlotte Flair will address the WWE Universe and give an update on her health after Rhea Ripley’s post-match attack last week.
Charlotte Flair is in the ring with a crutch. She says she might not be fit to compete at Money In The Bank and it’s because Rhea Ripley is so scared of her she tried to take her out. Rhea doesn’t want to be exposed and it’s genius of her to take her out. She says she’d do the same if there were someone better than her, but there isn’t.
Rhea Ripley comes out on a crutch, mocking Charlotte. Ripley says Charlotte is just being a drama queen, then both women kick each other’s crutches away and neither of them are actually hurt. Ripley takes her belt off and both women lift crutches. They swing and duck, then connect with each other’s crutches. Ripley breaks Flair’s crutch and she leaves the ring before Rhea can get her. Ripley holds the belt up and Charlotte smiles.
R-Truth and Jaxson Ryker come down for a tag match against Cedric Alexander and Elias. Before the match can even begin, Akira Tozawa comes out and rolls-up R-Truth to win the 24/7 Championship. Truth and myriad jobbers chase Tozawa away, meaning Ryker is now in a handicap match.
The match does get underway and Ryker batter Alexander. Cedric crawls over and Ryker tells Elias to tag in but he won’t. Instead, Elias gets off the apron and slinks away. Ryker hits Cedric with a spinning sidewalk slam for the win and stares at Elias.
MVP and Woods start the match and lock-up. Woods takes the wrist but MVP turns it around and lands some shots before shoving Xavier down. Woods ducks some clotheslines and hits a chopblock to MVP’s injured leg. MVP wants a tag but Woods prevents it and tags Kofi. Lashley comes in and takes control of Kofi using his power and aggression.
Lashley with a neckbreaker for a one-count, then wants a Dominator but Kingston lands on his feet and kicks him. Kofi grabs a headlock but Lashley lifts and slams him down. MVP tags in and continues the assault on Kofi. He wants a vertical suplex but Kofi lands on his feet and hits a dropkick. MVP hits the buckles and New Day do a Unicorn Stampede. Lashley rushes in but both get thrown to the outside, then New Day team to dive over the ropes onto them.
We return to find Woods landing punches atop Lashley in the corner. Lashley turns the tables and keeps Woods grounded. Lashely puts a knee on Xavier’s face and drags him over to tag MVP. The Balla hangs Woods on the middle rope and drills him with forearms. Kofi gets the tag and comes in hot against MVP, hitting a crossbody for a two-count.
Kofi knocksLashley off the apron before landing a Boom Drop on MVP. Kingston goes to the corner but Lashley distracts him, allowing MVP to hit a big clothesline for a near-fall. Lashley tags in following a knee from MVP and hits a spinebuster. Woods breaks the pin but Lashley tosses him back out of the ring. MVP tags in but Kofi drops Lashley with Trouble In Paradise. Lashley rolls outside and Woods dives off the steps onto him. MVP grabs Kofi for the Playmaker but he counters with Trouble In Paradise for the win.
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.