Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the August 9th, 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.
We’re only a couple weeks away from WWE SummerSlam and the card is beginning to take shape. Sadly, this is one of those weeks where WWE has announced little to nothing ahead of tonight’s RAW so there isn’t must to preview. That said, we do know Charlotte Flair will address her loss to Nikki A.S.H last week, and Bobby Lashley will talk about his upcoming SummerSlam match with Goldberg.
Randy Orton teased his return to the red brand and we can expect more from Drew McIntyre, Rhea Ripley, AJ Styles & Omos, and more. And that’s the sparse 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!
The August 9th 2021 edition of Monday Night RAW opens with none other than the returning Viper, Randy Orton!
The Future Hall of Famer comes to the ring with a smile on his face and gets the crowd all riled-up. Orton welcomes us to the show and immediately out comes Matt Riddle and he’s very excited. Riddle says he missed Orton but where did he go? At first he thought he was hiding like a big, girthy anaconda, but then he thought he might have just gone on vacation. Regardless he’s really glad to see him again because 25 years ago his step-dad left to get milk and got lost and never came back. Now he’s back they can start teaming again.
Riddle gets a “Randy” chant going. Orton asks Riddle why he thinks he’d ever want to team with him again? They had a few matches, made a few shirts, got a good buzz… on social media. But Randy works better on his own. Riddle looks gutted and asks if Randy doesn’t want to team with him anymore. Orton says they were a good team. The fans chant “RK-Bro” but out comes AJ Styles & Omos.
Styles says this situation is so embarassing and weird that you can taste it. He calls Riddle dumb for not understanding that Randy is a snake that bites everyone he ever comes in contact with. AJ says he thought Omos breaking his scooter or beating him around would break Riddle, but now he knows it’s a broken heart that stops Riddle. Orton tells AJ to shut up, he’s been watching him talk trash for two months from home. The only thing bigger than AJ’s ego is that “jackass” Omos.
Styles offers to wrestle Orton tonight to determine who runs RAW. Randy accepts and tells him he’s going to do it with an RKO. Orton attempts an RKO on AJ but he slides from the ring. Orton waits behind Omos and wants an RKO but Omos shoves him off. Orton leaves the ring and talks trash to Omos while Riddle waits behind him. Riddle then looks for an RKO but Omos stays on his feet, grabs him by the throat and hits a chokeslam. Riddle rolls out beside Orton and the Viper just says “that wasn’t smart now, was it kid?”
Sad Baron Corbin is backstage and he’s here to challenge Drew McIntyre. He says the RAW fans might nt know but he’s lost everything; his crown, cars, house, and then his wife and kids left. He’s been sleeping in a production truck and Jinder Mahal called him. He’s not keen on getting in the ring with Drew, who might cut his head off with a sword, but he needs the money. That match is next!
Drew McIntyre cuts a promo backstage in which he calls Baron Corbin pathetic and says he has no sympathy for him. Corbin is a terrible person who he once heard brag about beating a homeless man, stealing his money and stealing his dog. Drew then takes a serious turn and tells the story that his sword is called Angela after his mother. His mother who passed away from cancer a few years ago and she never complained once. So imagine how he feels about a loser like Corbin, and if he’s pissed, so is Angela.
The match gets underway and Corbin doesn’t want to fight McIntyre. He swings for him anyway and Drew ducks it and beats him into the corner. Drew whips Baron to the ropes and lands a back elbow, then stomps him. We see Jinder, Veer and Shanky watching backstage as Drew hits a suplex for a two-count. Drew takes Corbin outside and chopshim against the announce desk.
Corbin then runs McIntyre into the apron and puts him back inside. Corbin drills McIntyre with knees to the gut, then throws him over the ropes. Corbin goes after Drew and runs at him but McIntyre catches him with a belly-to-belly into the barricade!
Back live and Corbin hits Drew with a superplex for a two-count. Corbin whips McIntyre to the corner, then looks for the out-and-on clothesline but Drew hits him with a lariat and they both go down. Drew rallies with lariats and two belly-to-bellies, then a neckbreaker. Drew goes to the corner and wants a Claymore but Corbin won’t get up and begs him to stop.
McIntyre gets a microphone and calls him really pathetic and says he’s starting to feel bad. He asks Corbin how much he needs to get a meal, a bed and, for the love of God, a shower. Corbin says $100,000 and Drew laughs. Drew hits him with a Claymore for the win.
Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky come out after the match but McIntyre lifts Angela and points it at them and they retreat. McIntyre offers them his back but they don’t take the bait. Drew shouts that Jinder’s ass belongs to him.
Randy Orton is backstage and Riddle stops him. Riddle asks if they can still be friends, saying he bought him a scooter and he wants to be in his corner tonight. Riddle begs him and Orton stays quiet, so Riddle says “bro, you can’t be serious?” Orton says he’s serious and don’t call him bro.
The match gets underway and Jeff lands some right hands but Kross kicks him down. Kross backs Jeff into the corner and lands a flurry of strikes as the fans chant for Hardy. Kross hits a side suplex, then tosses Jeff out of the ring. Kross talks trash to Hardy but Jeff shoves him into the ring steps, then jumps off them with a poetry in motion against the barricade. Hardy gets Kross back in the ring and hits a Russian leg sweep before going up top. Karrion swipes Jeff’s feet and he falls off the ropes hard.
Back live and Hardy is rallying against Kross with punches before landing a DDT. Hardy slams Kross and hits a splash for a two-count. Jeff beats Kross in the corner, then boots him down. Hardy goes to the middle rope and hits a splash for a near-fall. Hardy counters Kross with a jawbreaker and rolls him up for a near-fall. Hardy wants a Twist of Fate but gets shoved off. Kross grabs Jeff off the middle rope and hits the Saito suplex. Kross snatches Jeff in the KrossJacket and Hardy taps.
After the match Kross makes to leave with the NXT Championship but comes back in and hits Jeff with another Saito suplex, then applies the KrossJacket again. Kross tosses Jeff aside and smiles.
We see a replay of Eva Marie and Doudrop attacking Alexa Bliss last week. Bliss makes her entrance and gets a big reaction.
Riddle is backstage sulking when he’s asked if RK-Bro is truly over. Riddle says today has been an emotional rollercoaster. He was so excited to see his bro but Orton wants nothing to do with him. He has to respect his wishes and leave him alone. But he’s a stallion and stallion’s gotta ride.
The fans chant “we want Wyatt” as this match gets underway. Bliss kicks Doudrop but gets shoved back. Bliss does her weird crawl towards Doudrop, then runs and jumps into a sleeper. Doudrop slings her off and looks for a senton but Bliss rolls out of the way. Bliss kicks Doudrop, then gets thrown at the ropesbut clings in them like Andrade used to.
Bliss hits Doudrop with a crossbody, then rolls outside and saunters towards Eva. Marie swings for Bliss but she catches her wrist, then Doudrop attacks Alexa from behind. Dourdrop runs Bliss into the barricade before putting her back inside. Doudrop beats on Bliss but then stops to stare at Lilly. Doudrop gets entranced by Lilly and Bliss rolls her up for the win.
John Morrison and Miz are backsage talking about how much they hate Damian Priest. Sheamus walks up and says he hates “gobshites” with terrible hair, terrible outfits, and terrible catchphrases. He’s talking about Morrison and they get in each other’s face. Sheamus says he has bigger problems tonight, he needs to crush that rat, Ricochet. Then he’s going to drown Morrison.
The match begins and Sheamus forces Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet takes the back and forearms Sheamus but he gets knocked down and trapped in a side headlock. Ricochet fights up and hits a headscissors and a dropkick that knocks Sheamus out of the ring. Sheamus is angr at ringside and berates the fans before coming back in.
Sheamus knees Ricochet and takes him down with a submission. Ricochet punches Sheamus into the corner but the Irishman comes back with a scoop slam. Ricochet reverses Sheamus and pulls the ropes to send him to the outside. Ricochet dives through the ropes with a dropkick, then hits a springboard crossbody that takes both men over the announce desk!
Ricochet is teeing off on Sheamus but gets caught with a backbreaker. Sheamus applies a submission but Ricochet elbows him a dozen times to break free. Sheamus is thrown out of the ring, then goes to the top rope but Ricochet kicks him before hitting a hurricanrana. Ricochet lands a springboard lariat and a springboard moonsault for a near-fall.
Sheamus fights back and runs at Ricochet gets dropkicked into the buckles and hurts his nose again. Ricochet jumps off the middle rope but gets caught with headbutt – Sheamus utilized the metal mask. Sheamus lands the Brogue Kick for the win.
After the match Damian Priest comes down the ramp and gets in Sheamus’ face. They argue for a moment, then Sheamus backs off and leaves. Sheamus tries to attack Priest from behind but gets thrown over the ropes.
The match gets underway and Priest takes control early. Priest batters Morrison in the corner with haymakers, then stares at Miz. Morrison connects with a Pele kick and some ground-and-pound. Priest starts firing back with kicks and drops JoMo with a clothesline. Priest lands some knees, then both men trade kicks and reversals.
Morrison sends Priest out of the ring, then goes to the middle rope and hits an incredible spinning crossbody to the floor. Morrison gets Priest inside and looks for a springboard but Priest cuts him off. Priest wants the Reckoning but Miz sprays him with the drip-stick. Priest smiles at Miz and hits the Reckoning anyway for the win.
Priest goes out to The Miz afterwards and takes the drip-sticks and sprays Morrison three times, then turns his attention to Miz. Priest pulls his tie and Miz shoves him before standing up. The crowd pop and Miz knows he messed up. Priest moves and Miz sprints to the back.
Priest gets a microphone and says that, for months, Sheamus has run his mouth. Sheamus comes back out and tells him to talk to his face. Priest says he treats people like garbage and he’s a bully. He wants Sheamus at SummerSlam for the United States Championship. Sheamus says he is a bully and he likes it. He doesn’t care what Priest or the fans think but he’ll be happy to put Priest in his place at SummerSlam. John Morrison tries to sneak attack Priest but gets caught with a Brogue Kick from Priest!
Mansoor is backstage with Ali and he’s gotten Ali a new jacket as an apology for last week. Ali tells him he does’t need to apologise, he just needs to not make any more mistakes. So tonight he needs to watch and learn.
They lock-up and T-Bar tosses Ali to the corner before hitting a back elbow. T-Bar throws Ali across the ring. T-Bar is knocked out of the ring and Ali tries to jump on him but gets caught. T-Bar spins around and launches Ali into the barricade and he landed badly on his head. T-Bar gets Ali back inside and lands a discus kick for a two-count.
Ali kicks T-Bar and jumps at him but gets caught with a chokeslam backbreaker. T-Bar pins but Ali gets his foot on the rope. Mansoor cheers at ringside but Mace drops him with a boot. T-Bar lifts Ali but gets rolled up for a two-count. Ali hits a springboard tornado DDT, then goes up top but T-Bar kicks his leg and crotches him. T-Bar lifts Ali and hits Feast Your Eyes for the pinfall.
After the match Mace joins T-Bar and they look to double chokeslam Ali but Mansoor hits a dropkick off the top. Mansoor fights them and manages to clear the ring.
Reginald is having a photoshoot backstage with his 24/7 Championship when Akira Tozawa appears as a delivery man and throws boxes in his face. Tozawa rolls him up but R-Truth appears as a janitor with a fake beard and stops it. They both try to attack Reggie but he avoids them using parkour and escapes. Truth and Tozawa argue.
AJ Styles and Omos are interviewed backstage. AJ says he doesn’t care that Orton is back or his team with Riddle. He cares that Randy can take time off and think he just waltzes back in to the top. He made a colossal mistake and tonight they take him down a peg.
The All Mighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley, and MVP come to the ring. MVP says last week the All Might blessed the Universe with a blockbuster main event for SummerSlam. However there are some false narratives being spun. For example, Goldberg didn’t raise his hands to Lashley because he was scared. Then he speared him for no reason other than he’s a coward. MVP denies threatening Goldberg’s son, Gage. All he did was tell Gage to dissuade his father from getting in the ring with Lashley.
MVP says Goldberg shouldn’t bring his son to the arena if he’s scared of him getting involved. MVP sells the spear and says he hasn’t been able to laugh or even bend over since last Monday. MVP tells Gage not to come to SummerSlam because Lashley will end Goldberg’s career. The upside is that Gage will have his father at all of his baseball games and they can sit on the couch together reminiscing about the time he didn’t care enough about his father to prevent the beating. Lashley says Goldberg isn’t next at SummerSlam, he’s done.
We see a replay of the no-holds-barred match between Charlotte and Nikki A.S.H last week, which the latter won. Rhea Ripley is backstage and stopped for an interview. She’s asked about facing Nikki and she says she has to give it to her, she handled herself well against Charlotte. Being almost a superhero is great but it’s not enough to beat her.
Nikki A.S.H is interviewed backstage and she says that her dream of being Women’s Champion became true. Tonight her dream may become a nightmare but it’s OK because she will have her spirit. She knew Charlotte and Rhea would be dangerous but last week she beat Charlotte and she’s almost positive she will beat Ripley tonight. The odds might be stacked against her but she’ll do what she can to remain the Women’s Champion.
They lock-up and Ripley uses her strength to take control. Rhea shoulders Nikki in the corner and holds her there. Nikki shoves Ripley but eats a knee for her trouble. Rhea whips her hard into the buckles and Nikki’s ribs are still hurting from last week. Ripley throws her from the ring and goes out to slam her into the apron.
Ripley slams Nikki down and beats her injured ribs with knees and forearms. Nikki comes back with a snap DDT and both women are down. Nikki punches Ripley a few times and hits a tilt-a-whirl. Rhea gets rolled-up for a two-count, then she kicks Nikki in the ribs. Rhea wants the Riptide but Nikki counters with a crossbody for a near-fall. Ripley takes Nikki to the top rope but gets knocked off. Suddenly Charlotte appears and shoves Nikki off the ropes.
Charlotte comes into the ring and boots Ripley, then Nikki. Charlotte hits Ripley with Natural Selection, then lifts the title and holds it up.
We see a video fo Elias standing outside by a fire. We hear fans chanting “walk with Elias” and he takes his guitar and stares at it. He gives it one last strum, throws the guitar into the fire, and says “WWE stood for walk with Elias… but Elias is dead.”
Charlotte is backstage and asked about her actions. Flair says that, as she watched the two of them tear each other apart, she saw an opportunity. She desn’t have to be pinned to lose at SummerSlam and she doesn’t want to have any outs. Last week she got beat, shown a little vulnerability, and somehow that has erased all of her achievements? People can keep wishing for her downfall but she’s still going to walk out of SummerSlam as the RAW Women’s Champion.
Randy Orton is interviewed and reiterates that he works better alone. He doesn’t need Riddle and tonight he will prove that when he beats AJ Styles.
The match gets underway and Randy lands some punches right away. Orton beats AJ into the corner and connects with some European uppercuts. Orton suplexes AJ onto the ropes, then stares at Omos as he stomps AJ’s extremities. The action spills out of the ring and Randy gets distracted by Omos, allowing Styles to hit a forearm over the ropes to the floor.
We return to see AJ hit a back suplex for a two-count. Styles goes to a sleeper but AJ pulls his hair to get up. They trade punches and Orton drops Styles with some lariats and a snap powerslam for a two-count. Orton hits a backbreaker for another tow-count. Orton is favouring his leg.
Randy puts Styles on the top rope and blows a kiss to Omos but the lapse allows AJ to wriggle free and into the calf crusher! Randy cries out but manages to reach the ropes. AJ goes to the apron and wants a Phenomenal Forearm but Randy counters him and hits the draping DDT. The Viper coils for an RKO but Omos drags AJ out of the way.
Orton argues with Omos and Styles kicks him. Suddenly Riddle comes running down and shoves Omos into the ring post, then gets on his back and chokes him. Omos backs Riddle into the ring post, meanwhile AJ hits a springboard but Orton catches him with the RKO!
After the match, Riddle gets in the ring and begs Orton for forgiveness while explaining his actions. Riddle wants a hug but Orton walks off. Riddle makes him come back and tells him to listen to the fans. Orton hugs Riddle and the fans explode. They pose for the fans until Orton htis an RKO. Randy laughs and sits beside Riddle. Byron Saxton says they’re still back together as the show ends.
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.