Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the September 20th 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 final before Extreme Rules and will feature a Championship celebration for the new WWE Champion, Big E. The celebration may be shortlived however, as The New Day will go toe-to-toe with The Bloodline in a match that feels far more befitting of a Survivor Series main event.
Elsewhere tonight, the Women’s Tag Team Championship’s will be on the line as Rhea Ripley and Nikki Cross challenge Natalya and Tamina Snuka. Jeff Hardy faces Sheamus tonight and, should he win, he will be added to the United States Championship bout at Extreme Rules. Charlotte Flair will feature on Alexa’s Playground where she hopes to avoid mind-games and dolls. And, lastly, former partners Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler will do battle.
And 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 he close of last week’s show where Big E cashed in the Money In The Bank briefcase to become the new WWE Champion.
New Day come to the ring and the fans shower Big E with “you deserve it” chants. Big E says it isn’t Thanksgiving yet but he’s here to thank those who chanted “New Day rocks”. He’s thankful for everyone who cheered as he climbed the ladder and retrieved the Money In The Bank briefcase. And he’s eternally grateful for the fans who lost their minds last week. He’s grateful for those below the Heavens and for the one incredible soul above – the fans chant “Brodie”.
However tonight’s celebration will be cut short by The Uso’s and the head of the table, the tribal chief, Roman Reigns. Big E says RAW is their show and so tonight they will send The Bloodline packing because “New Day rocks!” As the fans chant, Roman Reigns’s music hits and out comes the Universal Champion. Roman and Big E hold their titles in the air and stare each other down.
The match gets underway with Kofi and Jimmy, and the Uso drops Kingston with a shoulder tackle before posing on the ropes. Roman poses and the fans boo loud. Jimmy attempts a monkey flip to Kofi but he lands on his feet, then Kingston lands a dropkick. Kofi hits a snapmare and running kick, then tags Woods for a running elbow. Kofi hits a rope-assisted splash and Woods comes off the middle rope for an elbow drop and a two-count.
Big E tags in and takes JImmy down with a clothesline. Woods tags back in and targets the left arm of Jimmy but gets uppercut and backed into the corner. Jey tags in and taunts Woods as he body slams him. Woods counters Jey and tags Kofi for a springboard crossbody and a two-count. Jimmy and Jey look to isolate Kofi using double-team moves. Kofi starts making a comeback but Roman pulls him from the ring and slams him into the announce desk, then the barricade, then throws him over the table. New Day and Bloodline come face-to-face at ringside.
Back live and Kofi tosses Jey over the ropes to the floor. Kofi crawls to his corner but Jimmy tags in and knocks Woods off the apron. Kofi reaches for Big E but Jimmy holds him away. Kofi catches Jimmy with a double stomp from the middle rope and both men are down. Roman and Big E get the tags and the fans go crazy as they slowly come face-to-face. They trade forearms to cheers and boos, then Big E hits a belly-to-belly, and two more!
Big E is rocking and clotheslines Jimmy off the apron but turns into an urinagi from Reigns. The Univesal Champion wants a Superman punch but Big E catches him with a belly-to-belly. Big E hits the ropes and lands a big splash, then starts clapping. Big E wants the Big Ending but Roman slides off. Jimmy runs in and Big E throws him back out, then Big E tags Woods and throws Kofi over the ropes onto the Uso’s.
Woods comes in and gets hit with an uppercut but fires right back with a superkick for a near-fall. Bobby Lashley comes running down the ramp and hits Big E with a spear, then lifts Kofi and runs him into the ring post. Lashley drops Jey with a clothesline, then tosses Jimmy into the steel steps. For some reason this match isn’t over and Reigns hits a distracted Xavier with a spear for the win.
After the match Roman is posing in the ring and Lashley catches him with a spear. Lashley then goes outside and spears Big E through the barricade. Lashley walks to the back having killed everyone.
Bobby Lashley is walking backstage and he goes into Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville’s office. Lashley says he isn’t done with Big E. He had one of the biggest matches of his life last week and he got hurt and that’s when Big E attacked him. Lashley says he can beat Roman or Big E, he can do it at the same time. This is the All Mighty Era.
Randy Orton is backstage with headphones on and Riddle appears wearing the same headphones. Riddle says he got matching headphones and he made a Spotify playlist for them just in case they get separated in the Draft. Riddle calls him the Viper, then starts asking what kind of animal he is and he figures a mongoose. Orton placates him, then tells him the headphones are cool. Riddle puts the headphones on and starts singing Orton’s theme song.
As the bell rings, Eva gets a microphone and tells the fans to look at her, then look at Doudrop. She says she’s put together and Doudrop is a mess. Girls like Doudrop could never be a woman like her. Doudrop runs at Eva but she jumps out of the ring. Marie continues to run around, in and out of the ring avoiding Doudrop. The referee makes her get back inside and Doudrop grabs her by the hair but Eva slaps her. Eva jumps at Doudrop but gets caught and slammed. Doudrop sentons and splashes her for the win.
Pearce and Deville are backstage when in walks Big E and he demands a match with Lashley and Roman Reigns… tonight!
Paul Heyman is backstage with Pearce and Deville and he isn’t happy that Big E can make demands. Pearce and Heyman start shouting at each other and Deville tells him he can’t play his games. Tonight they will have a triple threat match. Heyman sarcastically thanks them and leaves.
Randy takes a headlock right away and holds AJ to the mat. Styles takes the wrist but Orton quickly turns the tables and holds AJ with it for a minute. Styles breaks free and Orton looks for an RKO but gets shoved away. Orton taunts Omos at ringside before delivering a boot to the gut of AJ and hitting a suplex. Orton stomps the limbs of AJ before posing for the fans. Orton seemingly wants a punt but Omos trips him.
Orton tells the referee, who then ejects the colossus from ringside! Riddle comes around to tease Omos as he’s leaving, so Omos uppercuts Riddle out of his flops. Randy is watching when Styles knocks the Viper from the ring. Styles then jumps over the ropes with a forearm to Orton, then bumps fists with Omos before he leaves.
* Commercial Break*
Back live and AJ is controlling Orton and trying to take his leg out. Orton makes a comeback with some clotheslines. AJ knocks Orton back and runs at him but gets caught with a snap powerslam for a two-count. Orton puts AJ on the top rope but Styles slides onto the apron and snaps Randy’s neck on the top rope. Styles wants the Phenomenal Forearm but Randy tries to counter with an RKO, however AJ gets on his back with a sleeper.
Orton runs AJ backwards into the turnbuckles to get him off. Styles goes to the top rope and wants a tornado DDT but Orton shoves him off and hits an exploder suplex. At ringside Riddle is stoked because Orton used one of his moves and Randy is cut above the left eye. Styles fires off a flurry of strikes and a Pele kick for a near-fall. Styles looks for a sunset flip but Orton sits down for a pin and a two-count.
Styles connects with a flying forearm to a seated Orton, then lands a springboard moonsault for a near-fall. Styles goes to the apron and wants the Phenomenal Forearm, then Orton tries to catch him with an RKO but AJ was waiting for it. Styles tries to come through the ropes but Randy kicks him, hits the draping DDT and an RKO for the win!
We see a lenghty video package chronicling the budding feud between Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax. Their match is up next!
The match gets underway and Jax starts trash talking Baszler and they shove each other. Shayna lands some leg kicks but Nia lifts her for a shoulder breaker. Nia splashes Shayna in the corner and starts shoving her in the face. They brawl and Shayna starts landing some stiff muay thai knees to the face. Baszler kicks Nia a few times, then jumps on her back with the Kirifuda clutch. Nia drops to her back to try and break it but Shayn holds on. Nia screams “I can’t breathe” and she passes out.
After the match Shayna looks conflicted as Nia rolls to the apron. Baszler then runs and kicks Nia in the back and she tumbles to the floor. Baszler goes out and kicks Nia in the arm a few times, then once in the face. Shayna takes the top half of the steps off, slides Nia’s hand into one of the handhold’s and stomps the elbow. Shayna stands on the steps as the referee checks on Jax. Baszler grabs stands on her hand as Nia cries “please no!”. Baszler stomps on the elbow and Jax squeals in pain.
Angel starts with Mustafa and they lock-up. Garza gets sent to the ropes and he catches Ali with a dropkick as he attempts a leapfrog. Carrillo tags in and he and Garza hit a rope-assisted facebuster. Carrillo kicks Ali and takes him down with a rear chinlock. Ali tries to fight up but Humberto slams him down by the face. Carrillo wants a suplex but Ali lands on his feet then hits an impressive springboard tornado DDT. Mansoor and Garza get the tags and Mansoor runs over the heel.
Mansoor hits an enziguiri and backs Angel into the corner. Tag to Ali and they hit a back suplex/double stomp for a near-fall. Carrillo breaks the pin but Mansoor tosses him out of the ring. Mansoor attempts a baseball slide but Carrillo avoids him and slams him into the barricade. Ali comes out and knocks Humberto into the barricade but Angel grabs him and runs him into the ring post for a big bump. Garza gets Ali back inside and Carrillo holds Ali’s head up so Garza can hit a hanging dropkick for the win.
Nikki A.S.H and Rhea Ripley make their entrance. They talk about Connor’s Cure and the V Foundation. Ripley can barely speak for tearing-up. She dedicates their match tonight to children, pediatric cancer patients, and everyone who’s supported the cause.
Tamina grabs Nikki right away and tosses her across the ring. Tamina knocks Rhea off the apron, then tags Natalya so they can hit a Hart Attack for a near-fall. Ripley comes back but Tamina throws her over the top rope. Tamina and Natalya isolate Nikki and make quick tags to stomp Nikki down in the corner. Tamina hits a Samoan drop and goes to the top rope for a splash but Nikki gets her knees up.
Nikki crawls to her corner but Ripley is dead. Natalya tags in and hits Nikki with a rope-assisted atomic drop, then runs over her back and dropkicks her. Tamina tries to attack Ripley again but this time Rhea hits her with a senton off the apron. Ripley hits Tamina with a Riptide onto the apron. Nikki snatches a distracted Natalya with a small package and they win!
We see a replay of last week when Alexa Bliss gifted Charlotte Flair her own doll. Bliss comes to the ring for a new episode of Alexa’s Playground.
Alexa welcomes us to her playground. She says Charlotte holds a real special place near her heart and then introduces her. Flair comes to the ring and Bliss tells her to make herself comfortable. Flair says she’d rather remind everyone that Bliss used to be a competitor and now she’s a joke. Bliss tells her to not be so serious, then says she noticed that she didn’t bring Charli with her. The fans chant “we want Charli” and Bliss pulls her out from under the slide.
Charlotte says she’s making a fool out of herself. She doesn’t care about Charli, she wants the five feet of fury, little miss Bliss who was Championship material. Charlotte says this whole character is just a way to hide how broken she is. She hides behind the horrible make-up and the toys. She used to come to the ring with a title on her arm and now she has a doll. So how does it feel that a doll is more popular than her?
Flair says the only reason Alexa was ever a Champion is because they were on separate brands. Flair asks how she went from the main event of WrestleMania 35 to playing with dolls? She doesn’t play dress-up, she’s the real deal. She beat a nightmare, almost a superhero, and now she’s going to beat a grown-ass woman who dresses like a child. She asks Bliss if she wants her to beat the sense into her tonight or on Sunday?
Bliss sighs and says we all get it; she’s the best, she’s won all the titles, she’s the Queen. Bliss says she might have won more belts but that just means she’s lost more. Bliss asks who is Charlotte Flair without a title? Nobody knows because Flair doesn’t know. Without a title to brag about she has nothing. She is nothing. Bliss says she doesn’t need mind-games to expose her. She’s terrified of losing her title, what would she have to talk about? The fans “woo” and Bliss says that isn’t even yours, then Flair says let’s not talk originality and points at Bliss.
Alexa says she wanted Flair to have the doll because even a self-centred bitch like her needs happiness. So call her crazy but she knows who she is and after Sunday she will call her Champ. Flair mocks Alexa and says lucky for her, she’ll never find out who Charlotte is without the title. Bliss jumps on Charlotte but gets thrown off. Charlotte hits her with a big boot, then lifts Charli up. Charlotte rips the head off Charli and drops it beside Bliss. Flair then grabs Lilly but Alexa kicks her out of the ring.
Drake Maverick, Drew Gulak, Akira Tozawa, and R-Truth are backstage devising a plan for catching Reggie. Gulak tries to distract him so they can drop a net but Drew gets caught and Reggie effortlessly avoids Truth and Tozawa.
Damian Priest is on commentary for this one because if Hardy wins he gets added to the United States Championship match on Sunday. The bell rings and they lock-up with Sheamus forcing Jeff to the corner. They battle back-and-forth early on and Hardy hits a dropkick. Jeff backs Sheamus into the corner and grabs a headlock but Sheamus clubs him.
Sheamus is sent to the apron where Jeff elbows him and hits a Stunner on the ropes. Hardy jumps off the steel steps but gets caught and Sheamus dumps him on the apron. Sheamus rips his protective mask off and throws it, then clotheslines Hardy on the apron.
Hardy blocks a back suplex and some right hands before taking Sheamus down for a leg-drop and dropkick. Hardy hits a Russian leg sweep and goes to the middle rope for a splash and a two-count. Hardy drop toe holds Sheamus into the turnbuckles, then wants a rope-assisted dropkick but Sheamus boots him in mid-air. Sheamus goes to the top rope and he’s bleeding from somewhere.
Sheamus hits a flying clothesline for a near-fall. Sheamus wants White Noise but Jeff breaks free and looks for Twist of Fate but Sheamus htis a pump knee for a near-fall. Sheamus stumbles around, his nose busted bad, and Jeff kicks him back and lands a Twist of Fate. Jeff wants a Swanton but Sheamus gets his knees up. Sheamus looks for a Brogue Kick but Jeff rolls him up for the win!
Jeff has officially been added to the United States Championship match at Extreme Rules. Sheamus goes outside to argue with Damian Priest and they start brawling. Referees rush down to separate them and Priest breaks free to jump off the apron to attack him more. Sheamus shoves him into the ring post, then back into the ring for some more brawling. Priest clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring and falls over with him, his heel catching Sheamus’s head on the landing.
It’s main event time and we get entrances for Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley and Big E, which takes most of the time.
Big E rushes into the ring to brawl with Lashley and Roman just stands and watches. Big E beats Lashley onto the apron and hits a running splash. Big E rolls Lashley inside but Roman takes him out with a Drive-By dropkick. Roman rolls into the ring and poses.
Back live and Big E whips Lashley to the corner and throws him, then hits a splash for a two-count. Big E grabs an abdominal stretch and punches Lashley’s ribs, but Roman comes back and hits Big E with a Superman punch. Reigns knocks Lashley from the ring and catches Roman with a clothesline for a two-count. Lashley returns and shoulder tackles both Roman and Big E in opposite corners.
Big E starts fighting back but Reigns hits him with a Samoan drop and Big E rolls out of the ring. Roman clubs Lashley in the corner with repeated lariats before setting him on the top rope. Reigns and Lashley trade shots and Roman wants a superplex but Big E returns for a tower of doom and all three men are down as we head to the last break.
Back live and Roman is beating Big E in the corner but the WWE Champion fires back with right hands. Big E hits two belly-to-belly suplexes, then looks for the big splash but Lashley drags him out of the ring. Lashley slams Big E into the barricade, then gets back inside. Lashley hits a stalling vertical suplex on Reigns for a near-fall.
Big E comes back in and Lashley wants a Dominator but Big E slides off and hits a belly-to-belly, then slams Roman as well. Big E positions them beside each other and hits both with the big splash for a near-fall on Lashley. Roman rolls to the apron and Big E tries to tackle him but gets hit with a knee and Lashley grabs him for a spinebuster. Roman tosses Lashley outside and covers Big E for a near-fall. Reigns wants the Superman punch but Big E avoids it and hits the Big Ending but Lashley drags him out to break the pin attempt.
Lashley slams Big E into the barricade, then drags him around ringisde and hits a spinebuster through the announce desk. Lashley gets back inside and wants a spear but Roman catches him with a Superman punch for a near-fall. The fans chant “this is awesome”. Reigns goes to the corner, runs for a spear but Lashley spears him instead! Lashley covers but Big E returns to break it up. Lashley is furious and he grabs Big E for the Hurt Lock but Roman Superman punches Lashley.
Big E tosses Roman to the apron and spears him through the ropes to the floor! Big E puts Roman back inside and hits the Big Ending but Lashley hits Big E with a chair! Triple threat means that’s legal, so lashley battes Big E a dozen times with the chair. Lashley poses with the chair but the tribal chief catches him with a spear 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. This Sunday is WWE Extreme Rules and we’ll have live coverage right here. So, until next time, stay safe.