Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the August 2nd, 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 return of WWE Hall of Famer, Goldberg. WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, has continued to dismiss Goldberg’s challenge for his title but tonight the WCW legend comes to try and change Lashley’s mind. We’d put money on seeing a spear or two.
Elsewhere tonight, Nikki A.S.H will face Charlotte again in a no-holds-barred match, Omos will face Riddle in singles action, and his partner, the Viper Randy Orton, is finally set to return after a few mysterious weeks off. We’re sure to see more from Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal, The Miz and John Morrison, and 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!
This week’s show opens with the All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, and MVP making their way to the ring.
MVP says he knows everyone is excited to see Goldberg and the fans boo. Before he comes out here though, he needs to address a few things. MVP says that, without question, Goldberg is an icon and still capable of annhilating any man on any given night. But therein lies the problem: he didn’t challenge any man, he challenged the all mighty. MVP says Goldberg is a gladiator; a warrior used to getting in to the ring with another gladiator. However Bobby Lashley is a kaiju. A monster unlike anyone else. So this could well be Goldberg’s last match. MVP asks if Goldberg wants to be remembered as a Champion or a casualty.
Goldberg’s music hits and the fans chant as he makes his entrance. Goldberg says Lashley should be concerned about losing his WWE Championship. He says MVP is scared and Lashley looks it too. Goldberg says he knows what Lashley is thinking, he’s a high-level athlete, but he shows weakness. Goldberg says the first time Lashley saw him walk down the ramp he thought he was his victim but guess what, this is Goldberg’s coliseum. He says it doesn’t matter if he’s 35, 75, or 135, he’ll always be Goldberg. He lives by the spear and the Champ will die by his spear. So, at SummerSlam, Lashley is next.
Goldberg leaves up the ramp and his son is sitting at ringside. Lashley gets out of the ring and gets in his son’s face. MVP makes him get back in the ring and pose with the belt. MVP tells Goldberg’s son that Lashley will end his career and he’s done. Goldberg comes running down the ramp and spears MVP on the floor! Goldberg and his son walk up the ramp as Lashley checks on MVP. Goldberg shouts at Lashley that he talks to his son again and he will kill him.
The match gets underway with Veer and McIntyre and they make to lock-up but Veer kicks him. Drew fires back with chops and punches, backing Veer into the corner. Veer tags Shanky and they team to toss Drew shoulder-first into the ring post. Shanky forearms Drew, then lands a big lariat for a quick two-count. Veer tags back in and hits a running clothesline in the corner, followed by a body attack for a one-count. McIntyre drops Veer with a back elbow, then tosses him overhead with a belly-to-belly.
McIntyre ducks a clothesline and hits a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips-up and gives a “suck it” to Shanky on the apron. McIntyre punches Shanky off the apron, then hits Veer with a spinebuster. Drew goes to the corner and readies for the countdown but Shanky grabs his foot. Mahal then comes into the ring with a steel chair and htis McIntyre in the gut.
After the match McIntyre instructs Veer and Shanky to go and get chairs of their own. By the time they do, McIntyre has grabbed his sword. Jinder runs away and Drew hits Veer’s chair with his sword, then headbutts him. Shanky backs-up and Drew runs at him with the sword but Shanky rolls from the ring. Jinder, Veer and Shanky run backstage and shout that Drew threatened their lives.
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are standing backstage. Nia says if we’re shocked about what we just saw, just wait to see what she does to Rhea Ripley.
Drew McIntyre is walking backstage and stopped for a comment. Drew says he didn’t finish the job, even though those blood-thirsty Chicago fans wanted it. Drew says he’s happy Jinder got away because now he’ll be in his head for another week. He’s a nice guy so he’ll let Jinder choose; the hospital, the graveyard, or his sword, Angela.
The match begins and they lock-up and Nia shoves Ripley down. They lock-up again and this time Nia forces her back to the corner and holds her there. Ripley kicks Nia back and headbutts her but Jax no-sells it and lands one of her own. Jax tosses Rhea into the ring post. Ripley avoids Nia and kicks her in the back. Ripley looks for the Riptide but Jax breaks free and shoves her into the ring post again.
Jax goes to the apron and looks for a leg drop to the draped Ripley but nobody’s home and she falls to the floor. Jax regroups with Shayna Baszler and Rhea cannonballs off the apron and lands on Shayna. Jax grabs her and hits a Samoan drop into the barricade as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Nia has Ripley up in a torture rack. Ripley escapes and hits Jax, then lands a springboard hurricanrana! Jax tosses Ripley over the ropes but gets kicked away. Ripley goes up top and hits a missile dropkick for a two-count. Jax lifts Ripley and slams her and somehow Nia’s face is badly cut. Jax drops Ripley and hits a leg drop for a near-fall. Nia’s face is covered in blood. Jax lifts Ripley in a Samoan drop position but she slides off. Shayna gets on the apron and Ripley gets in her face. Jax runs but Ripley avoids her and rolls her up for the win.
After the match Nia and Shayna argue in the ring. Baszler takes her jacket off and the fans cheer. They continue arguing until Shayna leaves the ring. Ripley comes in from behind and kicks Nia in the head, then hits a Riptide.
We start with Mansoor and Mace, and the big man knocks Ali off the apron. Mansoor attacks Mace from behind but gets bet backed into the heel corner. Mace tags T-Bar, who runs around the ring and hits Ali, then gets on the apron and hits a springboard elbow drop to Mansoor for a two-count. T-Bar continues the beatdown but Mansoor knocks him back and tags Ali.
Ali comes in hot and knocks Mansoor out of the ring. Ali runs for a suicide dive to T-Bar at the same time as Mansoor hits one to Mace. Ali gets back in the ring and T-Bar hits Mansoor. T-Bar comes through the ropes but Ali hits him with an incredible spinning DDT. Ali goes up top but T-Bar kicks T-Bar into the ropes, crotching Ali. Mansoor goes to the top rope but Mace distracts him and T-Bar yanks him down into a knee to the face. T-Bar hits a discus boot for the win.
After the match Ali berates Mansoor. T-Bar and Mace come in behind him and stares at their old leader. Ali shoves Mansoor out of the ring and takes a double chokeslam in his wake.
We see a replay of Charlotte Vs. Nikki A.S.H from last week. Nikki is warming up backstage for their no-holds-barred match.
Charlotte Flair comes to the ring in the windy city and gets a microphone. Flair says she couldn’t help but ask why Simeone Biles withdrew from the Olympics. At first she didn’t understand it but the more she read the more she empathised. The fans chant for Becky Lynch and Charlotte tells them she isn’t here. Flair reiterates that Nikki stole her RAW Women’s Championship. After that she thought she might have her own nervous breakdown. She’s an 11x Women’s Champion. THe most decorated women in the history of WWE.
So she’s confident in saying using the Money In The Bank is cowardly. She’s been cashed-in on three times in her career. Flair leaves the ring and gets a kendo stick, then a broom, and finally a chair. Last week she beat the crap out of Nikki and she had the gaul to ask for a rematch. Tonight she will sacrifice herself in a match where there is no disqualifcation and no count-outs. Anything goes. Nikki comes from behind and hits Flair with a chair! Charlotte rolls out and looks stunned as Nikki jumps around the ring.
Eva Marie and Doudrop are backstage. Kevin Patrick asks about Natalya’s injury and Eva says “who cares?” Eva says she’s more concerned with Alexa Bliss and that gross little doll. Eva says before she came along Doudrop was probably alone on a farm or something. That’s an example of the Evalution. The Lilly-Lution is just gross. Tonight Tamina will meet the same end that Natalya did last week.
They lock-up and struggle for control. Doudrop shoves Tamina into the ropes and she comes flying back with a shoulder tackle. Tamina hits a hip attack in the corner. Tamina goes to the apron but Eva Marie climbs up to distract her. Tamina stalks her and Doudrop runs Tamina into the ring post. Doudrop goes to the apron and hits a rope-assisted elbow drop for a two-count.
Doudrop hits a splash for another two-count. Doudrop whips Tamina into the corner and runs into a big boot. They trade shots and Doudrop knocks Tamina off her feet. Doudrop is about to do something but Eva stops her and tells her to do a crossbody, so she attempts it and Tamina avoids it. Tamina hits a Samoan drop and gives Doudrop her first loss.
Alexa Bliss and Lilly appear on the screen laughing. Alexa announces Eva Marie as the loser of the match.
Damian Priest stops with Riddle backstage and Riddle tells him a rambling story about his goldfish and his new scooter. Priest asks if he isn’t scared about Omos breaking the new one and he says he has the power of Randy Orton coursing through his veins. Riddle asks why Priest is going to be on Miz TV tonight and he says he wants to talk to them and if they step out of line he’ll make sure Morrison has a wheelchair just like Miz’s.
The Miz and John Morrison are in the ring for a new episode of Miz TV. Miz introduces Damian Priest and says he has history and disdain for the man. Priest comes to the ring to highlights of his WrestleMania match with Bad Bunny. Miz says Priest is the reason he’s in a wheelchair and the cheater who ripped Sheamus’ mask off last week. Priest says they’re out of their minds. Sheamus was cleared to wrestle and he showed up to fight, so he’s a badass in his book. Priest asks if Miz is actually injured, and whether it’s his les or between them.
Miz says he’s been in the business for 16 years and he’s never been injured. One match with Priest and he can’t stand. Miz says he’d slap the taste out of Priest’s mouth if he wasn’t in a wheelchair. Priest gets in his face and tells him to do it. Miz isn’t interested and Morrison points the drip-stick at him, asking if he’s thirsty. Morrison says kids all over the world want to grow-up and be as cool as them. Priest says no kid wants to be a sidekick or a loudmouth jackass who will use anyone.
Miz tells Priest to be careful or Morrison will make him regret pissing off America’s Moist Wanted. Priest says he came out to challenge Sheamus but now he just wants to beat the two of them. Miz tries to spray Priest but he tosses the drip-stick. Miz kicks him but Priest tosses Morrison out of the ring. Priest turns on Miz and sprays him with half a dozen drip sticks.
The match gets underway and Morrison catches a kick and chops at Damian’s leg. Priest is sent to the apron and he kicks Morrison back. Priest jumps over the ropes with a Rough Ryder to Morrison for a two-count. Morrison flips over Priest and delviers some kicks for a two-count. Morrison takes Priest down with a submission. Priest kicks his way out and lands some strikes to JoMo before going up top.
Miz sprays Priest with the drip stick and Morrison knocks him to the apron. Morrison grabs Priest on the apron and hits a flipping Samoan drop over the ropes. Morrison looks for Starship Pain but Priest grabs his foot. Morrison hits a standing shooting star press for a near-fall. Morrison lands some kicks and looks for a springboard but Priest catches him for a reverse Attitude Adjustment, then a sit-out chokeslam for the win.
As soon as the match ends the Celtic Warrior, Sheamus attacks Priest. Ricochet comes running down and hits Sheamus with a springboard dropkick that snds him outside. Priest knocks Morrison out of the ring again and it seems we’re getting tag team action.
Back live and this match is already underway. Sheamus is battling with Priest but Ricochet tags in and takes him down with a crossbody. Ricochet hits another springboard crossbody, then dropkicks Morrison off the apron. Ricochet hits a springboard moonsault for a two-count. Sheamus knocks Ricochet out of the ring and Miz sprays the floor with the drip-stick, then Morrison slides Ricochet through the water into the steel steps.
Back inside the ring, Morrison goes to a submission but tags Sheamus. Morrison tags back in quickly thereafter and Ricochet knocks him down. Priest tags in and knocks Sheamus off the apron, then hits a crazy spinning backbreaker and South of Heaven to Morrison for a near-fall. Priest knocks Sheamus over the ropes and Riocchet hits a springboard moonsault to him on the floor. Morrison rolls-up Priest for two but Priest hits The Reckoning for the win.
Bobby Lashley and MVP are backstage. Lashley is asked about what happened tonight. Lashley says he hopes Goldberg brings his son to SummerSlam so he can watch him annihilate him.
Riddle makes his way to the ring to a big reaction. Omos is interviewed backstage. He says Riddle’s scooter came first. His spine comes next.
Before the match can officially begin, Riddle jumps on his back and tries to choke the colossus. Omos slings him off and shoves Riddle into the corner. The bell rings and Riddle avoids Omos in the corner. Riddle hits running forearms to Omos in the corner but gets run over the ropes to the floor. Omos jumps out of the ring and tosses Riddle into the timekeeper’s area.
Riddle just makes it back into the ring at nine but Omos sends him to the apron, then runs and knocks him off. Omos tries to intercept Riddle but the Bro flips over him. Riddle connects with a running knee, then another, and finally a springboard knee. Riddle runs at Omos but gets smashed with a clothesline. Omos lifts Riddle for the two-hand chokeslam and the win.
Alexa Bliss and Lilly are sitting in the playground. Bliss aks how we like the Lilly-Lution and says Lilly has been inspiring people for a long time, like Jack the Ripper, Zodiac… Doudrop attacks Bliss from behind. Doudrop kicks Bliss and Eva walks in and lifts Lilly, then says she’s ickier in person. They leave and Lilly stands on her own.
The rematch gets underway and they lock-up. The two big men struggle for control. Kross is sent to the ropes and Lee hits him with a series of shoulder tackles. Kross flips Lee over the ropes but the Limitless One comes over the ropes with a crossbody. Kross hits Lee and lands an exploder suplex into the buckles. Kross takes Lee out of the ring and hits another exploder suplex into the steel steps!
Back live and Kross is dominating Lee. Kross clotheslines Lee in the corner, then drops him with a lariat for a two-count. Kross runs into an elbow from Lee, then a boot. Keith blocks some right hands and lands some of his own, followed by a headbutt. Lee chops the chest of Kross hard and hits the ropes for a huge shoulder tackle.
Lee wants the Spirit Bomb but Kross wriggles free. Kross wants the Saito suplex but can’t get him up. Kross hits a forearm to the back of the head, then applies the KrossJacket. Lee fights and gets to his feet. Lee slings him off and hits a Spirit Bomb for the win.
Rhea Ripley is interviewed backstage. She says her match against Nia was brutal but it’s nothing compared to a No-Holds-Barred match. Everything is legal and she’ll be watching closely. She hopes Nikki beats the Hell out of Charlotte but regardless, she’s going to win her belt back at SummerSlam.
The match begins and Tozawa does some cartwheels and a dance. They lock-up and Reggie ducks under Tozawa, then avoids a kick. Tozawa can’t hit him and Reginald flips over the ropes to the floor. Reginald sits on the barricade and Tozawa runs and jumps at him but he hits the barricade. They get back inside and Reginald jumps over Akira and threatens to punch him but Tozawa shouts at him to stop. Reginald hits a backflip elbow and a flip senton to Tozawa for the win.
Nikki A.S.H is interviewed backstage and she says she’s never been in such a dangerous match and she doesn’t know what to expect. But that’s all part of being almost a superhero. She has the confidence that she can beat her and she’ll prove that belief is everything.
The main event gets underway and Charlotte runs for a big boot but Nikki ducks it and hits a crossbody. Charlotte catches her with a kitchen sink knee, then tosses her into the buckles. Charlotte hits a reverse S.T.O into the turnbuckles, then tosses her out of the ring. Charlotte clears the announce desk and pounds Nikki with right hands on the floor. They brawl around ringside as Rhea Ripley watches a monitor backstage. Flair hits an exploder suplex on the floor, then tackles Nikki through the barricade!
We’re back and there’s a table propped in the corner. Charlotte lifts Nikki up onto the top rope and climbs up but A.S.H shoves her off. Charlotte dodges Cross and hits a big boot for a two-count. Charlotte goes outside and under the ring for some chairs but Nikki grabs her for a tornado DDT off the apron. Charlotte tosses Nikki over the barricade and talks trash to the fans. Cross jumps off the barricade but Charlotte catches her and turns her around to powerbomb her through the announce desk!
Charlotte slowly drags Nikki’s lifeless body back into the ring and pins her with one boot on her chest but Nikki kicks out! Charlotte kicks her in the ribs, then waits for her to get up by the table in the corner. Charlotte runs for a spear but Nikki moves and Flair goes through the table! Nikki crawls to make the pin but Flair kicks out. Nikki’s look of anguish turns to anger. She drags Charlotte through the ropes and htis a spinning neckbreaker for the win!
We see replays after the match as Nikki hugs her Women’s Championship. Nikki will face Charlotte and Rhea Ripley in less than three weeks at SummerSlam.
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.