Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the July 19, 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.
Hot off the heels of an awesome Money In The Bank PPV, tonight’s RAW starts the month-long spring towards the biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam! Of course, the headline news is the show will be opened by the 16x WWE Champion, first-balot Hall of Famer, John Cena. The Doctor of Thuganomics returned in dramatic fashion at the close of last night’s show to seemingly challenge Roman Reigns. Cena, being a free agent, will be on hand tonight to make the challenge official.
There are some returns alleged for tonight’s show, Goldberg and Becky Lynch, but the jury is out on those at the moment. What we do know, is that Bobby Lashley is in need of a new challenger after steamrolling Kofi Kingston last night, and Charlotte Flair is the new Women’s Champion. So is Goldberg next in line? And will Becky Lynch make Charlotte Flair Vs. Rhea Ripley a Triple Threat? We should find out soon.
We can also expect Mrs. Money In The Bank, Nikki A.S.H, and the RAW Tag Champs, AJ Styles and Omos. So it’s going to be a huge RAW and that’s our preview for it. 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 RAW begins with the one and only John Cena making his entrance to a huge reaction and there’s more than a few green shirts in the crowd.
Cena gets on the horn and says he’s missed the fans and he’s missed wrestling. He jokes that half the crowd is happy to see him and half are still telling him he sucks but at least they’re all loud. He says he’s going to explain his return. He showed up last night and ruined Roman Reigns’ celebrations. Roman was angry, Paul Heyman was unhappy, Michael Cole was ecstatic and Pat MacAfee had no idea where he was. As for who brought him back, it’s obviously the fans. And it was Roman Reigns.
Five weeks from now. SummerSlam. Las Vegas. The Universal Championship. That’s the when, where and what, but why? He could talk all about the feeling of being in front of the fans or breaking Ric Flair’s record but none of those are the reasons, it’s simply because Roman Reigns is an “asshole”. Cena believes he needs to be knocked down a peg. This pathetic experience has gone on long enough. Roman is an arrogant, over-hyped, over-protected, gimmick who isn’t as over as he says he is. And that’s coming from him. He says if you’re good you demand people acknowledge you but if you’re great the fans tell you. He’s going to SmackDown on Friday and he can’t wait to see Roman.
Cena is joined in the ring by the original bro, Riddle. Cena says he finally gets it and the two say “bro” back-and-forth. They share a fist bump and Cena leaves as the fans chant “bro”. Riddle will be in six-man tag team action after the break.
We kick things off with Riddle and Styles and they lock-up. AJ takes a headlock and gets shot off but hits a shoulder tackle. Riddle fires back witha kick to the chest and lands a back body drop. Johnny drip drip tags in and Riddle takes him down with an omiplata submission. Morrison rolls him up for one, then dodges a kick and lands some strikes. America’s Moist Wanted avoids a moonsault in the corner but gets caught with an exploder suplex.
Ivar tags in and he immediately tags Erik for some double-team knees. Erik keeps Morrison in the corner and tags Ivar and body slams him onto JoMo. Riddle tags in and keeps the pressure on John but Styles then tags in and all Hell breaks loose. Morrison leaps over the ropes for a hurricanrana to Ivar but gets caught and splashed by both Vikings. Styles is then launched over the ropes onto Riddle and the Vikings.
We return to find Omos trailing and stomping Riddle in the ring. He body slams him before tagging Morrison who applies a submission to the bro. Riddle breaks free and knees Morrison. Styles tags in and tries to prevent the tag but Riddle leaps over him and reaches Erik. Styles lands some strikes but Erik shrugs them and connects with a shotgun dropkick. Erik flips AJ over and knees him but Styles fires back with a Pele kick and both men are down. Morrison and Ivar tag in.
They exchange reversals and Morrison looks to tag Omos but Ivar holds him back. Morrison leaps over Ivar but gets caught with a clothesline and hit with a bronco buster. Ivar goes up top and jumps for a moonasult but Morrison avoids it. Morrison looks for Starship Pain but Ivar rolls out of the way. On the outside, Riddle steals the drip-stick from Miz and sprays Omos, then hands it back to Miz. Omos gets off the apron and Miz apologises emphatically. Morrison comes out to smoothe things over but Omos throws him back into the ring. Erik and Ivar hit the Viking Experience for the win.
Jaxson Ryker is staring at the screen and we see replays of him whipping Elias with a strap. He says just wait to see what he does tonight.
Elias is in the ring with his guitar but before he can say much, Jaxson Ryker appears on the screen. He says everyone is sick of Elias introducing himself over and over, so after tonight we’ll never hear it again. Ryker makes his way to the ring, which is surrounded by musical instruments.
The match begins and Ryker runs over Elias with an axe handle. Elias manages to knock him out of the ring and goes out himself to get some musical instruments. Ryker knocks Elias into the barricade before hitting him over the back with a keyboard. Elias hits Ryker with a drum symbol but Ryker throws him into the entire drum kit.
Ryker lifts a guitar and jumps off the apron with it but Elias catches him with a flying knee for a two-count – it’s falls count anywhere. Elias hits Ryker with the keyboard, then runs at him but gets sidestepped and he headbutts a gong. Ryker grabs another guitar and breaks it over Elias’s back.
Elias whips Ryker to the ropes and lands a back elbow, then tosses him from the ring. Ryker blocks Elias and sends him into the ring post, then hits him twice with a guitar in the gut. Elias throws some drums at him but Ryker throws it right back. They brawl around a grand piano and Elias runs at Jaxson but gets spinebustered onto it! Ryker covers Elias for a near-fall. Both men stand atop the piano and trade shots.
Jaxson lifts him but Elias jumps down and trips Ryker for a near-fall. Elias throws Ryker knee-first into the steel steps. Elias lifts a cello and cracks it into Ryker’s back, then smashes it over his back. Another near-fall. Elias punches Ryker around ringside and gets him back in the ring. Ryker intercepts Elias on the apron and punches him until he’s bust open. Ryker gets on the top rope and superplexes Elias from the apron to the floor through some tables. Jaxson covers for the win.
Sonya Deville, Adam Pearce, and Mansoor are backstage. Ali appears and Deville says they’ve agreed to put them in a tag match next week. Ali isn’t happy and says he never asked for it. Mansoor says Ali keeps telling him how he should act, so why not show him as a team. Ali reluctantly agrees.
Sheamus appears and asks deville and Pearce why he has to face Humberto Carrillo again tonight. He says he’s already beaten Carrillo but Pearce says he can’t call that a proper defence. Deville says they need to have a fair match. Sheamus says they wouldn’t know fair if it hit them in the face but it’s fine, he’ll give them waht they want.
Charlotte Flair comes to the ring for a Championship coronation. She says the past year hasn’t been kind but out of that sprung opportunity and she is that opportunity. A snake like Rhea Ripley is an opportunist but she is the opportunity. She says Rhea Ripley can steal as many of her moves as she wants but she wrote the playbook. The fans chant for Becky and Rhea says she’s home breast-feeding. Flair says we wouldn’t believe the outpouring of support and congratulations she received last night.
Charlotte explains that she is the only 11x Women’s Champion in the history of WWE. She beat Rhea Ripley last night and she would do it again tonight given the opportunity. Ripley’s music hits and the nightmare makes her way down to the ring. The fans chant for Ripley and she says if Charlotte thinks she can beat her, then why not tonight? Flair says Ripley is in no condition to fight after all the damage she did last night. As much as she’d like to finish the job, she’ll decline on her behalf.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come out and congratulate Flair. Deville reminds Flair of her own words and Pearce says, if Rhea is up for the challenge, then tonight they will have a rematch for the RAW Women’s Championship. Ripley smiles but Flair flicks a heel off into her face and kicks her knee before leaving. Ripley is left sitting in the corner holding her knee.
We see highlights of the women’s Money In The Bank ladder match, which was won by Nikki A.S.H.
We return with this match underway. Baszler and Natalya are going back and forth but Jax gets the tag. She grabs Tamina from the apron and Samoan drops her into the barricade. Jax gets back inside and beats Natalya down before tagging Shayna who stomps her elbow. Jax tags back in and looks for a splash in the corner but Natalya avoids it and drills her with forearms, then drops her with a discus lariat.
Baszler tags in and keeps Natalya down but Tamina finally reapears and ets the tag. She knocks Jax off the apron with a big boot and knocks Baszler into the corner. Tamina climbs the buckles but Reginald distracts her and Shayna knocks her down. Natalya attacks Reggie, so Baszler kicks Natalya off him and then she turns around into a superkick from Tamina and that’s that.
After the match Baszler tells Nia and Reginald that she’s sick of this. They were unstoppable before Reggie came on the scene. Jax ignores her and hugs Reggie so Shayna turns to leave. However Jax headbutts Reginald! Nia and Shayna leave together as Reggie gets his bearings.
Akira Tozawa comes running down the ramp being chased jobbers but they all fall and he get into the ring. Reginald hits Tozawa with a spinning crossbody, then a front flip senton and pins him. Reginald is the new WWE 24/7 Champion. Reginald runs away, avoiding all the jobbers.
We see a replay of Sheamus attacking Humberto Carrillo last week. The United States Champion makes his way to the ring where he will fight him again.
WWE NXT Champion, Karrion Kross, is making his debut on RAW, later tonight!
Humberto rushes Sheamus at the offset and beats him down. Sheamus rolls out of the ring and complains to the referee but Humberto kicks him through the ropes. Carrillo goes out and puts Sheamus back inside but the Champion attacks him on the apron. Sheamus looks to suplex Carrillo over the ropes but instead he gets snapped on them. Carrillo goes up top for a flying crossbody and a two-count.
Carrillo throws wild, weird punches on Sheamus and we see Damian Priest watching backstage. Carrillo knocks Shemus from the ring and looks for a suicide dive but gets punched in mid-air. Sheamus drags Carrillo out of the ring in a powerbomb position and whips him into the apron.
Back live and Sheamus has Carrillo down with a submission. Humberto fights up but gets caught with a backbreaker. Sheamus rips the cheeks of Carrillo before putting him on the ropes for some bodhran beats. Sheamus fish hooks Carrillo’s cheek but this time Humberto bits his finger! Humberto lands a flurry of kicks and backs Sheamus into the corner. The Irishman drops him with a boot and climbs to the top rope where he appears to put his finger back in joint.
Carrillo climbs up to hit a super Frankensteiner, then Sheamus rolls outside and Carrillo hits a suicide dive that crashes Sheamus into the announce desk. Carrillo gets Sheamus back inside and goes up top for a missile dropkick and a two-count. The two trade shots back-and-forth before Sheamus clocks him with a Brogue kick.
We see highlights of Bobby Lashley demolishing Kofi Kingston last night at Money In The Bank. The WWE Champion and MVP make their way to the ring for an open challenge after the break.
Bobby Lashley has a microphone and says he did everything he said he would do. MVP says the fans are very lucky to be there to bear witness to the All Mighty WWE Champion. MVP says he understands why they’re booing because they’re Cowboys fans and it’s been decades since thye’ve seen a winner. MVP says Kofi said a lot of disrespectful thigns to him and Lashley. He said that the good life had made Lashley soft and you know what, he was right.
MVP says that’s on him and he apologises for it. However those words lit a fire in the Champion the likes of which has never been seen. Anyone who steps in the ring with Lashley from here on will face nothing but destruction. Any semblance of vulnerability Lashley had is gone. No more women, no more champagne, no more “bullshit”. Lashley offers an open challenge and it’s accepted by the no-longer M.I.A Keith Lee!
They lock-up and struggle for control. The fans chant for the hometown boy Lee as Lashley forearms him in the corner. Lee lifts Lashley and runs him into the corner, then does it to the opposite corner. Lashley kicks him away and hits the ropes but Lee leap-frogs him and hits a crossbody. Lashley fires off some right hands and Lee looks for the Spirit Bomb but the Champion escapes and hits a reverse STO.
Lashley chokes Lee on the middle rope as MVP talks trash to him. Lashley beats Lee down in the corner, then clotheslines him over the ropes to the floor. Lashley goes out after him and lifts him up but Lee slides off and shoves him into the ring post. Keith splashes Lashley against the post before putting him back in the ring. Lashley knocks Lee off the apron, rolls back out, and runs around to spear Lee on the floor!
Lashley gets Lee back inside and pummels him with right hands. Lashley looks to apply the Hurt Lock but he can’t get it in. Lee slings Lashley off and runs but gets hit with a spinebuster. Lashley readies himelf, then hits a Spear and just pins Lee and the crowd goes mild.
After the match Lashley is posing on the ropes when, you guessed it, Goldberg’s music hits. Goldberg stomps to the ring to chants of his name. Goldberg stands in front of Lashley and laughs, then shouts “I’m next!” Lashley has to be held back by MVP.
MVP and Lashley are walking backstage and MVP is telling him to think business andd not get emotional. Kevin Patrick stops them and MVP says they won’t dignify Goldberg witha response.
Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky are in the ring. Mahal says today is his birthday and what makes it even better is that Drew McIntyre is not Mr. Money In The Bank. We see a replay of Drew destroying his motorbike. Jinder says karma always comes back around and we see a replay of him beating Drew with a chair last night, taking him out of the ladder match. Mahal says he can buy another motorbike but Drew will never get another shot at the WWE Championship while Lashley is Champion. Shanky then starts singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jinder.
Drew McIntyre appears from behind them and hits Mahal with a chair. He hits Veer in the gut and then the back. Shanky asks for mercy and McIntyre feigns giving it but then beats him with the chair more than a dozen times. Drew rips the chair apart with his hands and stares up the ramp at Jinder and Veer. The fans want more, so Drew grabs another chair and gives them what they want. Drew hits Shanky twenty times as the fans count along.
We get a video package for the violent, unbeaten NXT Champion, Karrion Kross. The man himself makes his entrance without his wife Scarlett and a toned-down entrance. He’ll be facing Jeff Hardy after the break!
The match begins and Jefff takes a headlock but gets shot off and dropped with a forearm. Kross stomps Jeff before hitting a Saito suplex. Kross hits another Saito suplex and stomps Jeff some more. A third Saito suplex and Kross runs at Hardy but hits the ring post. Jeff hits Twist of Fate and goes up top for a Twist of Fate but nobody’s home. Kross wants the Doomsday Elbow but Hardy avoids it. Kross backs him into the corner and climbs the ropes to punch him but Hardy powerbombs him and pins with his feet on the ropes and wins!
Kross joins Lee in the losers column tonight. Kevin Patrick interviews Kross after the match and he says Jeff Hardy just made the biggest mistake of his life. In the end everyone will fall and pray.
We join Alexa’s Playground and Lilly has joined her again. Alexa says Lilly promises to be on her best behaviour. Eva Marie and Doudrop appear wearing leopard print. Marie says she thought Doudrop throwing Alexa around last week would have made her see sense. Bliss ignores Eva and welcomes Doudrop. Eva rambles so Bliss tells her not to say anything to or about Lilly. Eva says like what? Make Doudrop drop her in the trash. Bliss says that would be very bad. Bliss suggests putting Doudrop in timeout to see what Eva can do on her own. Marie says she’s more than capable on her own, then turns to leave but falls over and Bliss laughs.
The main event gets underway and Charlotte runs but gets lifted and slammed. Ripley runs Charlotte into the corner and shoulders her a few times. Charlotte goes to the apron and shoulders Ripley, then jumps over the ropes with an arm-drag. They trade shots and Flair shoves Ripley but she fires back with a dropkick for a one-count.
Flair gets slammed for another one-count. They exchange reversals and Ripley hits German suplex, then a running dropkick to Charlotte for a two-count. Ripley is sent to the apron and Flair knocks her off, tweaking her knee. Flair capitalizes and runs out and around the ring to chop block Ripley. Flair gets her back in the ring but the referee makes her back off until he sees if she can continue.
We’re back live and Flair is still targetting the knee of Ripley. Flair uses the ropes to stretch and hurt the knee. Ripley manages to create some distance with a German suplex but hurts herself also. Rhea lands some short-arm clotheslines and a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Ripley runs at her but eats a big boot. Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault but Ripley throws a boot in her face Ripley punches her own leg to try and restore some feeling.
Ripley smiles and goes to a Figure Four on Flair! Charlotte screams for a moment but quickly reverses the pressure. Ripley grabs the bottom rope but Charlotte continues to hold until the referee’s count of four. Charlotte backs Ripley up but she catches her with a Riptide out of nowhere and covers but Flair gets a foot on the rope. Charlotte rolls outside and grabs her Women’s Championship and starts to leave. Ripley rins after her but Flair turns around and blasts her with the title in the face.
After the match, Charlotte gets in the ring with her title and poses. Ripley attacks her from behind and beats her around. Ripley hits the Riptide and starts to leave when out comes Nikki A.S.H, Mrs. Money In The Bank! She hands her briefcase over and cashes in!
Charlotte slowly climbs to her feet and Nikki goes up top to hit a flying crossbody and win!
Nikki celebrates with her new title and goes out to the crowd to close 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.