Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the July 26th, 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 see the All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, respond to the SummerSlam challenge put forth by Goldberg last week. MVP and Lashley seemed uninterested in the challenge last week but we know it’s going to happen one way or another, maybe Goldberg will have to force the Champion’s hand.
As for the rest of the show, the new RAW Women’s Champion, Nikki A.S.H, will celebrate her surprising title win last week. Having just won the Money In The Bank, Nikki cashed-in on Charlotte Flair in the main event, and tonight she celebrates. Elsewhere, AJ Styles and Omos will defend the RAW Tag Team Titles against The Viking Raiders, Mansoor and Ali will debut as a tag team, and we’re likely to see more of Riddle, Drew McIntyre, and Rhea Ripley. And who knows, maybe a wild Keith Lee will make an appearance.
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 RAW opens with a look back at Charlotte Flair Vs. Rhea Ripley at Money In The Bank, and again at the close to last week’s show. We go live to the arena and the new RAW Women’s Champion, Nikki Almost a Super Hero (A.S.H), comes to the ring.
Nikki says she’s always wanted to say this: welcome to Monday Night RAW! She’s so happy everyone is back together and she’s the new RAW Women’s Champion. The fans chant “you deserve it” and she says it feels like a dream. In the past when she’s reached for the stars she didn’t have the confidence to succeed but then she realised failing isn’t a big deal, she’s still herself. Her outfit gives her the confidence and reminds everyone that they can overcome the odds.
Charlotte Flair comes to the ring and condescends Nikki, saying she’s living a fairytale. But it won’t have a happy ending. In fact, she’s a disgrace to WWE. Flair says as far as she is concerned, you have to work to be a Champion. She brings star power and perspective to the ring. Charlotte says Rhea Ripley couldn’t handle losing last week, so she reacted her like a spoiled child. And she isn’t one to complain but the referee didn’t even wait for her to get to her feet to start their match. So Nikki stole her title but it’s fine because she will take it right back at SummerSlam. Charlotte blames the fans and says they’re all jealous of her.
Rhea Ripley interrupts the Queen and coes to the ring to a great reaction. Rhea says nobody is jealous of Charlotte. She had the Women’s Championship for just about a day. And last week she got herself intentionally disqualified because she knew she was going to lose. Ripley says she is the one who deserves to beat Nikki at SummerSlam. Nikki says the two of them represented the division greatly, but as the butterfly on her chest suggests, the division needs a metamorphosis. Charlotte says she’s sick of the delusion.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come to the stage as the girls are arguing. Deville says the only fair thing to do is to book a Triple Threat match for the title at SummerSlam. Deville says it gives both Charlotte and Rhea a chance and Flair says that’s a joke. She wants a match against Nikki tonight to prove she isn’t in her league. Nikki says she’s on and Pearce makes it official. Charlotte attacks Ripley and knocks her from the ring but Nikki then dropkicks Flair out of the ring and poses with the title.
They lock-up and struggle for control. Sheamus hits a headlock takeover. Priest fights up and hits a shoulder tackle, then an arm-drag into a submission. Sheamus clubs Priest but he fires back and lands a leg lariat. Priest clotheslines Sheamus over the ropes, then looks for a dive but Sheamus moves and Priest stops himself. Damian goes to the apron and jumps at Sheamus but gets caught and slammed on the apron.
Sheamus is fish-hooking Priest when we return. Damian fights free and takes the Irishman down with a lariat. Priest blasts Sheamus and his protective mask flies off. Sheamus kicks Priest away and goes to the top rope but he’s concerned about his nose. Priest grabs Sheamus and chokeslams him from the top rope for a near-fall. Priest wants The Reckoning but Sheamus counters with an Alabama Slam for a near-fall.
Sheamus wants a cloverleaf but Priest bends the fingers and lands some big up-kicks to Sheamus. Priest kicks the U.S Champion but Sheamus rebounds off the ropes with a huge knee for a close near-fall. Sheamus puts Priest on the apron and looks for the Beats of the Bodhran but Priest elbows him back. Priest grabs Sheamus and hits The Reckoning for the win!
After the match Sheamus yells for a doctor and says Priest broke his nose all over again.
Erik starts against AJ and they look to isolate him right away with quick offense. Ivar tags in and beats AJ into the corner, then Erik tags in and throws Ivar into Omos, knocking him off the apron. Erik hits Omos with a suicide dive, slamming him into the barricade. Ivar hits AJ with a spinning heel kick, then they hit the Viking Experience and cover but Omos drags Erik from the ring. Omos slams Erik into the barricade, then throws Ivar into him.
Back live and Omos is holding Erik down with a submission. Erik tries to fight up but Omos throws him and tags Styles. Erik and AJ trade punches and both men go down. Ivar tags in and hits AJ with a shoulder tackle, sidewalk slam and a running crossbody. Ivar throws AJ to the apron and Styles springboards in but gets caught with a clothesline. Ivar runs at AJ but gets kicked back and Styles goes to the middle rope for a tornado DDT and a two-count.
AJ wants a tag but Ivar grabs his foot and drags him back to the corner. Clotheslines from Ivar and he tags Erik for a sharp knee. Ivar rushes out and grabs Omos’s ankle while Erik rolls-up AJ for a near-fall. Omos kicks Ivar off into the barricade and AJ hits a Pele kick to make the tag. Omos comes in and hits a huge body slam to Erik. Omos elbows Erik in the corner, then boots Ivar before tossing him out of the ring. Omos hits a two-handed chokeslam and tags AJ for a springboard 450 and the win.
We see highlights of Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky attacking Drew McIntyre at Money In The Bank, then Drew’s vicious beatdown of Shanky last week, in which he landed 34 chair shots. McIntyre makes his way t0 the ring.
Jinder Mahal, Veer, and an attorney. Jinder says Drew must apologise for what he did to Shanky last week or he’s going to get sued. Drew tells him to shut up and asks aloud if he should apologise. The crowd chant no and McIntyre asks them if he should beat Veer within an inch of his life, to which they say yes. Drew gets the crowd to chant “Drew is gonna kill you”.
The match gets underway and they lock-up. Veer shoves Drew off into the corner and smiles at him. They go to a test of strength but Veer cheap-shots him. Veer lands a body slam, then grabs a side headlock. Drew drops him with a shoulder tackle before landing a body slam of his own. Veer slaps Drew and the Scot gets angry. Jinder grabs a chair and hits the apron, distracting McIntyre and allowing Veer to hit a big boot.
Veer lands some ground-and-pound, then whips Drew to the corner and hits a running splash. Veer connects with a body attack and an elbow drop for a one-count. Veer goes to a neck crank but Drew fights up and drops him with a clothesline. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker but Veer chops him in the throat and Jinder slides him a chair. Veer runs with the chair but McIntyre hits a Claymore, knocking the chair into his face.
After the match Veer and Jinder leave and the attorney is left alone. Drew goes out and puts the attorney in the ring for a big Claymore.
Eva Marie startswith Natalya and shoves her in the face. Nattie rushes her and Eva ducks through the ropes to tag Doudrop. Nattie takes the back but can’t get Doudrop down. Doudrop knocks her off, then forwards rolls over Natalya and hits a roll-up with a bridge for a two-count. Natalya takes a front facelock but gets thrown off. Natalya may have hurt her leg and she Tamina and rolls out of the ring.
Tamina takes Doudrop down with a headlock takeover. Doudrop knocks her off and hits a flying crossbody. Doudrop tags Eva and she covers tamina for a two-count. Lilly appears on the screen with Alexa Bliss voicing her and making fun of Eva Marie. She says this is the start of the Lilly-lution. Distracted, Eva gets taken down with a superkick and that’s it over.
Natalya definitely injured as a trainer helps her to the back and Tamina runs out of the ring to help.
After the break, we’re getting a colossal match-up as NXT Champion Karrion Kross takes on Keith Lee. Last time these two fought was when Kross dethroned Lee to win the NXT Championship and separated his shoulder in the process.
The match gets underway and they lock-up with Lee trying to force him to the corner but Kross spins off. Kross wants a Saito suplex but can’t lift him and Lee throws Kross. Lee clotheslines Kross over the ropes. Lee goes out after Kross but gets attacked and hit with a Saito suplex on the floor!
Back live and Kross is beating Keith down in the corner. Kross hits a running knee to Lee. Keith tries to fight back but eats a kick and a DDT for a two-count. Kross grabs Lee with the KrossJacket from behind but Lee powers his way free and throws him off. Lee punches Kross a few times and hits a back elbow and a headbutt.
Lee with a splash in the corner followed by a running shoulder that sends him halfway across the ring. Lee wants a Spirit Bomb but Kross counters with a Saito suplex. Kross waits for Lee and hits the Doomsday elbow, then locks in the KrosKacet and Lee fights it for a minute but eventually taps.
Nikki A.S.H is interviewed backstage and she says she isn’t nervous about tonight because she has confidence. No matter if she wins or loses, nobody can take her feelings away. And she just wants all the little boys and girls to fight for their dreams. Ripley appears and says she admires how much Nikki believes in herself. However she believes at SummerSlam she’ll win the title. Tonight though, she hopes Nikki gives Charlotte Hell.
Ali starts against his former servant T-Bar and rushes him into the corner. T-Bar catches Ali with a big boot that turns him inside out. Mace tags in and they beat Ali in the corner. Mace hits a spinning sidewalk slam, then tags T-Bar and they kick Mansoor off the apron. Mace hits a big boot and T-Bar covers for a two-count. Ali hits a heel kick to create some distance.
Mansoor and Mace get the tags and Mansoor lands some forearms. Enziguiri from Mansoor and he counters a tilt-a-whirl with a reverse DDT for a two-count. T-Bar boots Mansoor out of the ring and goes out after him. Ali dives through the ropes with a spinning DDT to T-Bar. Ali shouts at Mansoor and jumps on the rope to intercept Mace. Mansoor leaps over the ropes with a sunset flip to Mance and wins!
The All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, and MVP come to the ring. MVP says everyone has been talking about Goldberg and Lashley, it makes sense. He asks Lashley what he thinks and the Champion says he won’t even dignify it with a reponse. Lashley says this is his ring and he won’t be disrespected by anyone.
Cedric Alexander comes out to the stage. Alexander says if Lashley wants to talk about disrespect they can talk about how Lashley treated him earlier this year. He knows Lashley only did it because he’s better than him. Well he wants his shot against the Champ. Next Shelton Benjamin comes out and he asks Cedric if he knows how annoying his voice is? Shelton says he’s not here to cry about The Hurt Business, it’s over, he’s here to give Lashley a real challenge. MVP starts to argue but Lashley says he’ll face them botjh.
The match starts and Lashley attacks Benjamin. Cedric pretends like he’s not interested but attacks Lashely from behind. Lashley knocks Alexander from the ring and goes after. Lashley runs Alexander into the ring post, then gets him back inside. Shelton attacks Lashley from behind, then he and Cedric double-team him. Lashley catches Cedric with a massive spinebuster, then runs through a clothesline from Cedric and hits a Spear. Lashley hits Shelton with a Jackhammer, then a Dominator to Cedric onto Shelton and pins them both.
The Miz is backstage on his phone when America’s Moist Wanted appears and checks the drip-sticks. AJ Styles and Omos walk up and AJ says he wants to talk to them about something, unless of course they’re not moist enough. They are and Omos steps in front of the camera to block the conversation.
Riddle comes to the ring to a big pop from the crowd. He’ll be in action against Johnny drip-drip after the break.
Riddle takes Morrison down into a headscissors at the outset but Johnny escapes. They exchange counter and holds for the first minutes. Riddle snatches an ankle lock but Morrison rolls out. Riddle is shoved to the corner but backflips over Morrison and hits an exploder suplex for a two-count. Riddle lands some kicks in the corner, then hits the ropes but Morrison cuts him off with a springboard enziguiri.
Riddle hits Morrison with a fisherman suplex for a two-count. Miz sprays Riddle with the drip-stick from behind and Morrison rolls him up for a two-count. Riddle catches John with a knee to the jaw. Riddle goes to the apron and hits Miz with a running kick that knocks him over in the wheelchair. Riddle lays on the apron mocking The Miz.
Back live and Riddle is still in control of Morrison. Riddle knocks him out of the ring and dives over the ropes onto Johnny. Suddenly AJ Styles and Omos are coming down the ramp and Riddle puts Morrison back in the ring. Riddle gets caught with some kicks and a leg lariat. Morrison hits a running knee for a two-count. Riddle counters Morrison and lands a powerbomb followed by a knee for a near-fall.
Riddle goes to the top rope but gets distracted because, on the outside, AJ Styles lifts his scooter and Riddle is concerned. Styles hands it to Omos, who breaks the scooter over his knee. Riddle can’t believe it and Morrison takes advantage by grabbing Riddle for an incredible spin-out torture rack bomb. Morrison hits Starship Pain for the win.
After the match AJ Styles and Omos come into the ring and AJ beats on Riddle. AJ hits the Styles Clash and Miz and Morrison spray their drip-sticks.
We see a replay of last week when Reginald won the 24/7 Championship. R-Truth comes to the ring and he’ll get a shot at the title after the break.
R-Truth had a mic attached to him so we can hear him the entire time. Truth asks Reggie to give him his baby back. Truth swings for a clothesline but misses. Truth grabs Reggie from behind but he slips out of his jacket. Truth can’t catch Reginald until he throws his jacket in his face. Reggie avoids Truth in the corner and knocks him down to hit a spinning senton for the win.
After the match jobbers run down the ramp and Reggie flips over the top rope as they slide in. He backflips up the ramp with the title around his waist.
Charlotte is itnerviewed backstage and she reiterates that Nikki is not a real Champio. Flair says she’s sick of the almost a Superstar. She proves tonight that Nikki is not on her level and at SummerSlam she ends the fantasy.
The main event gets underway and Charlotte is not taking Nikki seriously. Flair drops her with a clothesline, then chops her in the corner. Flair talks trash and tries to rip Nikki’s mask off but she fights her off. Charlotte tosses Nikki out of the ring and mocks her. Nikki gets back inside and Charlotte continues the assault. Charlotte whips her to the ropes and hits a back elbow for a two-count. Charlotte asks Nikki to hit her and she does but Flair shurgs it off and knocks her down.
Charlotte kicks her face and chokes her on the bottom rope. Nikki gets mad and starts throwing wild forearms but Flair backs her into the corner and unloads. Nikki is bleeding from the nose and tries to fight back but Charlotte stomps her down. Nikki counters a suplex with a small package for a two-count, then catches Flair with a headscissors that sends her outside. Nikki hits a dropkick through the ropes, then goes outside and batters her with forearms but gets thrown over the announce desk.
We return to find Charlotte stretching Nikki around the ring post. Charlotte drags her back and applies a slepeer. Nikki fights free and rolls to the apron, then avoids a baseball slide. Nikki jumps onto Charlotte with a crossbody, then gets Flair back inside and snaps her leg over the top rope.
Nikki lands a crossbody and looks for a sunset flip but the Queen stays up. Nikki slams Charlotte for a two-count but eats some chops. Nikki goes to the top rope and hits Charlotte with a tornado DDT. Nikki heads back to the top rope for a crossbody ut Flair rolls through and pins her for the win!
Charlotte mocks Nikki after the match and Kevin Patrick comes in to interview her. He congratulates her and she asks why is he congratulating her, she was expected to be a loser like Nikki. Charlotte says putting on a mask and a cape doesn’t make her better than her. No-one is in her league. Nikki takes the microphone and says she’s almost a superhero. She might have lost but she proved that she could almost win. She has the confidence and next week she wants a rematch.
Charlotte says she can beat her this week, next week, whichever week she likes. Charlotte extends her hand and Nikki shakes it but Charlotte kicks her. Flair lands a big boot, then drags Nikki outside to where a kid has a Nikki A.S.H sign and chops her. Charlotte puts Nikki back inside and big boots her again, then poses over her.
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.