WWE Raw Results (5/3/21): Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman

WWE Raw
May 3, 2021
The Yuengling Center
Tampa Bay, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

AJ Styles and Xavier Woods will start things off. Styles tags in Omos. Woods repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Omos. Omos slings Woods across the ring. Omos punches Woods in the back. Omos whips Woods into the turnbuckles. Woods tags in Kofi. Omos talks smack to Kofi. Kofi with two hamstring kicks. Omos shoves Kofi into the canvas. Omos applies a standing nerve hold. Omos whips Kofi across the ring. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Omos. Kofi kicks Omos in the face. Woods tags himself in. Double Dropkick. Omos responds with a double clotheslines. Omos with a knee smash. Omos tags in Styles. Woods rolls Styles over for a two count. Woods dropkicks Styles to the floor. Woods tags in Kofi. Woods with The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Omos stops Kofi in his tracks. Kofi with The Trust Fall to the outside.

New Day has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Woods applies an arm-bar. Styles with forearm shivers. Woods thrust kicks the left knee of Styles. Woods drops Styles with The Sliding Flatliner for a two count. The Unicorn Stampede. Kofi with a sliding dropkick in the corner for a two count. Kofi applies a top wrist lock. Styles is throwing haymakers at Kofi. Kofi with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Styles decks Kofi with a JawBreaker. Styles with The Pele Kick. Kofi tags in Woods. Woods tugs on Styles pants. Woods goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Omos tags himself in. Omos applies The Claw. Omos punches Kofi. Omos throws Woods into the canvas. Omos with Two Pendulum BackBreakers. Omos with two running elbow smashes. Omos hits The SpineBuster. Omos thrust kicks the left knee of Woods. Omos drops Woods with The Big Boot. Omos tags in Styles. Styles connects with The Assisted Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, AJ Styles & Omos via Pinfall 

Second Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Dana Brooke w/Mandy Rose

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte toys around with Brooke. Charlotte calls Brooke her bitch. Brooke with forearm shivers. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Brooke with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Brooke dropkicks Charlotte. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Charlotte with a BackBreaker. Charlotte with a Flatliner into the ropes. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Brooke. Charlotte hooks the outside leg for a two count. Charlotte talks smack to Mandy Rose. Charlotte kicks Brooke in the face for a two count. Charlotte dumps Brooke out of the ring. Charlotte drives her knee into Brooke’s ribs. Brooke slams Charlotte’s face on the top rope. Brooke with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Charlotte clotheslines Brooke.

Brooke kicks Charlotte in the face. Brooke decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte denies the sunset flip. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Brooke’s chest. The referee admonishes Charlotte. Brooke dodges The Big Boot. Brooke with clubbing blows to Charlotte’s back. Brooke with Two Handspring Back Elbow Smashes. Brooke lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Brooke goes for another Handspring Back Elbow Smash, but Charlotte counters with the chop block. Charlotte makes Brooke tap out to The Figure Eight. After the match, Charlotte wouldn’t let go of the hold. Rose dropkicks Charlotte. Rose connects with The Pump Knee Strike. Charlotte talks Sonya Deville into putting her into the Raw Women’s Championship Match at WrestleMania Backlash.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission 

Third Match: Damian Priest vs. John Morrison w/The Miz 

Morrison with a waist lock go-behind. Morrison applies a side headlock. Priest whips Morrison across the ring. Priest with a Pop Up Inverted Atomic Drop. Priest sweeps out the legs of Morrison for a one count. Priest applies an arm-bar. Morrison transitions into a rear chin lock. Priest applies a hammerlock. Priest transitions into the cravate. Priest denies The Moonlight Drive. Priest clotheslines Morrison over the top rope. Morrison regroups on the outside. Morrison regains control of the match during the commercial break. Morrison kicks Priest in the gut. Priest drives his knee into the midsection of Morrison. Morrison with a single leg takedown. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Morrison drops Priest with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Morrison goes back to the rear chin lock.

Morrison with a knee lift. Morrison punches Priest in the back. Priest hits The Flatliner. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest unloads a flurry of kicks. Morrison rocks Priest with a forearm smash. Priest kicks the left hamstring of Morrison. Morrison dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Morrison with a Rolling Capo Kick. Priest teep kicks Morrison. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest goes for The Broken Arrow, but Morrison lands back on his feet. Priest with The Running Lariat for a two count. Priest ascends to the top turnbuckle. Priest gets distracted by The Miz. Morrison with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. Miz argues with the referee. Morrison drags Priest to the corner. Priest denies The Star Ship Pain. Morrison with an inside cradle for a two count. Priest nails Morrison with The Bell Clap. Priest connects with The Reckoning to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Lucha House Party 

Cedric Alexander and Gran Metalik will start things off. Metalik whips Alexander across the ring. Alexander drops Metalik with a shoulder tackle. Metalik drops down on the canvas. Alexander slides under Metalik. Alexander with a single leg takedown. Alexander kicks Metalik in the gut. Alexander whips Metalik across the ring. Metalik with a Handspring Back Elbow Smash. Metalik with a Running Hurricanrana. Metalik scales the ropes. Metalik with The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick for a two count. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Alexander applies The Knee Bar. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Benjamin with Two Bodyslams. Benjamin whips Metalik across the ring. Benjamin with The Back Body Drop for a two count. Benjamin with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a two count. Benjamin tags in Alexander.

Alexander sends Metalik face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Alexander with heavy bodyshots. Alexander repeatedly stomps on Metalik’s chest. Alexander with a forearm smash. Metalik kicks Alexander in the face. Metalik creates distance with The Reverse Slingblade. Benjamin and Dorado are tagged in. Dorado with a forearm smash. Dorado kicks the left hamstring of Benjamin. Benjamin avoids The Quebrada. Benjamin with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Benjamin with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Benjamin whips Dorado across the ring. Benjamin denies The Spinning DDT. Benjamin drops Dorado with The Big Boot for a two count. Benjamin with a straight right hand. Benjamin sends Dorado to the corner. Dorado with The Tornado DDT. Dorado dumps Alexander over the top rope. Dorado tags in Metalik. Dorado wipes out Alexander with The SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Metalik connects with The SpringBoard Elbow Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Angel Garza vs. Drew Gulak 

Garza throws his pants at Gulak after the bell rings. Garza with two dropkicks. Garza with clubbing blows to Gulak’s back. Following a snap mare takeover, Garza with a basement dropkick. Garza talks smack to Gulak. Garza transitions into a ground and pound attack. Garza with The Double Underhook BackBreaker. Gulak with a throat chop. Gulak kicks Garza in the face. Gulak headbutts the midsection of Garza. Gulak applies The Sleeper Hold.

Gulak with two headlock takeovers. Garza gets back to a vertical base. Garza slings Gulak across the ring. Garza clotheslines Gulak. Garza dropkicks Gulak into the turnbuckles. Garza is mauling Gulak in the corner. Garza with The Running Boot. Garza connects with The Wing Clipper to pickup the victory. After the match, Garza shoves the flower into Gulak’s ass. Garza punt kicks the backside of Gulak for good measure.

Winner: Angel Garza via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Randy Orton & Matt Riddle vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker 

Randy Orton and Elias will start things off. Orton kicks Elias in the gut. Orton punches Elias in the back. Orton slams Elias head on the top turnbuckle pad. Orton with a straight right hand. Orton kicks Elias in the gut. Orton uppercuts Elias. Orton HeadButts Elias. Orton tees off on Elias. Elias kicks Orton in the gut. Elias with a forearm smash. Elias tags in Ryker. Ryker with a haymaker/toe kick combination. Orton answers with the greco roman eye poke. Orton applies a wrist lock. Orton tags in Riddle. Riddle with The Mid-Kick. Riddle applies The Kimura Lock. Ryker bodyslams Riddle. Riddle applies The Sleeper Hold. Ryker backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. Ryker tags in Elias. Ryker applies The Bear Hug. Elias with The Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Elias with forearm shivers. Elias uppercuts Riddle. Elias with a knife edge chop. Elias with heavy bodyshots. Elias whips Riddle across the ring. Elias scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Elias works on his joint manipulation game.

Elias denies The BRO To Sleeper. Elias tags in Ryker. Elias with a Vertical Toss onto the right knee of Ryker for a two count. Ryker stomps on Riddle’s chest. Ryker with a Falling HeadButt. Ryker with a gut punch. Ryker follows that with The Slingshot Suplex for a two count. Ryker drives his knee into Riddle’s back. Ryker applies The Sleeper Hold. Riddle with forearm shivers. Ryker drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Ryker goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle creates distance with The Ripcord Knee Strike. Orton and Elias are tagged in. Orton clotheslines Elias. Orton knocks Ryker off the ring apron. Orton kicks Elias in the gut. Elias denies The Draping DDT. Elias slams Orton’s head on the top rope. Elias pulls Orton out of the ring. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Orton rolls Elias back into the ring. Orton punches Ryker. Orton drops Elias with a BackBreaker. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Orton tags in Riddle. Orton connects with The RKO. Riddle plants Elias with The Floating BRO to pickup the victory.

Winner: Randy Orton & Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Mansoor For The WWE United States Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus with two side headlock takeovers. Sheamus rams his elbow across Mansoor’s face. Mansoor applies a side headlock. Sheamus whips Mansoor across the ring. Sheamus drops Mansoor with a shoulder tackle. Mansoor drops down on the canvas. Sheamus catches Mansoor in mid-air. Mansoor fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Mansoor shoves Sheamus. Sheamus slaps Mansoor in the face. Sheamus talks smack to Mansoor. Mansoor with a straight right hand. Mansoor rolls Sheamus over for a one count. Mansoor with two dropkicks for a one count. Mansoor applies The Kimura Lock. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Mansoor. Sheamus clotheslines Mansoor off the top rope. Sheamus kicks Mansoor in the ribs. Sheamus applies The Dublin Smile. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus clotheslines Mansoor off the ring apron. Sheamus dumps Mansoor ribs first on the ringside barricade.

Sheamus poses for the crowd. Mansoor avoids the referee’s ten count. Mansoor with a series of back elbow smashes. Sheamus goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Mansoor lands back on his feet. Mansoor dropkicks the left knee of Sheamus. Sheamus face collides with the middle turnbuckle pad. Mansoor with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Mansoor hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Mansoor punches Sheamus in the back. Sheamus knocks Mansoor off the top turnbuckle. Sheamus connects with The White Noise. Sheamus drags Mansoor to the corner. Sheamus is busted open. Sheamus prepares for The Brogue Kick. Humberto Carrillo dropkicks Sheamus which causes the disqualification. After the match, Carrillo repeatedly stomps on Sheamus chest. Carrillo with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Carrillo lands The Suicide Dive. Carrillo tees off on Sheamus. Sheamus shoves Carrillo into the announce table. Sheamus delivers Two Brogue Kicks.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Sheamus via Disqualification 

Eight Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) w/Reginald Thomas vs. Naomi & Lana For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship 

Nia Jax and Naomi will start things off. Naomi with forearm shivers. Jax shoves Naomi. Jax sends Naomi chest first into the canvas. Baszler tags herself in. Jax goes for The Running Leg Drop, but Naomi ducks out of the way. Baszler stops Naomi in her tracks. Naomi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naomi tags in Lana. Lana with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Lana applies a side headlock. Baszler whips Lana across the ring. Lana with The Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Lana with The Spinning Heel Kick. Lana follows that with The Running Meteora. Lana tags in Naomi. Cazadora Stunner/Machka Kick Combination for a two count.

Naomi dropkicks Jax off the ring apron. Naomi tags in Lana. Baszler runs Naomi into the turnbuckles. Baszler decks Lana with a back elbow smash. Lana ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Double boot into the midsection of Baszler. Naomi and Lana connects with The Double X-Factor. Jax pulls Naomi out of the ring. Jax throws Naomi into the ring announce table. Lana with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Lana goes into the cover, but the referee was distracted by Reginald. Lana is pissed. Baszler goes for The Kirifuda Clutch, but Lana lands back on her feet. Baszler negates The Cazadora Stunner. Baszler makes Lana tap out to The Kirifuda Clutch.

Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax via Submission 

Updated WWE WrestleMania Backlash Match Card 

1.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Braun Strowman In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Championship

2.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Bayley For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

3.) Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

Ninth Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Braun Strowman

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley backs Strowman into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Lashley headbutts the midsection of Strowman. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Lashley applies a waist lock. Strowman runs Lashley into the turnbuckles. Strowman with clubbing back elbow smashes. Lashley with clubbing blows to Strowman’s back. Lashley rocks Strowman with a forearm smash. Lashley runs into Strowman. Lashley drops Strowman with The Swinging NeckBreaker. Strowman clotheslines Lashley. Strowman goes for The Running Powerslam, but Lashley lands back on his feet. Strowman clotheslines Lashley over the top rope. Lashley regroups on the outside. Strowman knocks Lashley off the ring apron. Strowman rolls Lashley back into the ring. Strowman levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Lashley kicks Strowman in the face. Lashley with a running clothesline for a two count.

Lashley applies a top wrist lock. Lashley transitions into a rear chin lock. Strowman with The Concrete Sledge. Strowman gets distracted by Drew McIntyre. Lashley with a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron. McIntyre refuses to give Lashley a fist bump. McIntyre joined the commentary team during the commercial break. Lashley has complete control of the match. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Lashley leapfrogs over Strowman. Strowman talks smack to Lashley. Lashley with The Flatliner for a two count. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley is choking Strowman with his boot. Lashley with clubbing crossfaces. Lashley sends Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Lashley is mauling Strowman in the corner. Lashley rams his forearm across Strowman’s face.

Lashley with a Release Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley is picking Strowman apart. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley continues to ram his forearm across Strowman’s face in the corner. Lashley with a running forearm smash. Lashley transitions into a corner mount. Strowman with The Electric Chair Drop for a two count. Strowman levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Strowman with The Big Biel Throw. McIntyre talks smack to MVP. Strowman kicks Lashley in the face. Strowman denies The Hurt Lock. Strowman with a Side Walk Slam. Lashley exits the ring. Lashley shoves Strowman shoves McIntyre. Strowman pie faces McIntyre. McIntyre is pissed. Lashley connects with The Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre delivers Two Claymore Kicks to close the show.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

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