WWE Raw Results (5/17/21): Bobby Lashley vs. Kofi Kingston

WWE Raw
May 17, 2021
The Yuengling Center
Tampa Bay, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Bobby Lashley, MVP, Drew McIntyre Segment 

MVP: Did I come through for you or what? Told you I had a surprise.

Bobby Lashley: You always do.

MVP: May I? It is my honor, my pleasure to stand here with The All Mighty WWE Champion. The glitz and the glamour. What Bobby Lashley did last night was Herculean. He beat two of the absolute toughest, strongest, meanest competitors on the entire roster. Today, The Monster Among Men is nursing broken ribs. And The Scottish Warrior, he was so devastated by the match last night, he couldn’t even get out of bed this morning.

Meanwhile, The All Mighty was thrown through a LED Screen, yet still had the temerity to make it back and take his WWE Championship. Now, here’s what I want to clue you in on, what you didn’t know. He did all of that while injured. All of that damage, show them your fist. I think his knuckles were damaged from repeatedly smashing his fist into the faces of Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre. You don’t understand what kind of excruciating pain he had to go through. Yet, still, he maintained, champ. When is The All Mighty Era going to end?

Bobby Lashley: The All Mighty Era never ends.

MVP: And you are all blessed to witness it. Now, tonight, as you can see, it’s supposed to be a night of celebration. The champ was supposed to have the night off, however, you sure you want to do this champ?

Bobby Lashley: Absolutely. No nights off.

MVP: All right. On behalf of The Almighty WWE Champion, I am issuing an open challenge to anyone in the WWE Locker Room that wants to step up and face the champion.

Drew McIntyre: I think that’s a fantastic idea. What a fighting champion. I can’t think of a better way to impress your lovely ladies than Lashley versus McIntyre for the WWE Championship, tonight. Is that clear enough? I accept.

MVP: Excuse me, being rude, disrespectful and brutish as you often are, you’re so crass. You interrupted me before I was finished. What I was going to say was, an open challenge to anyone in the locker room, except Braun Strowman and except you. Back of the line, Drew.

McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Lashley. McIntyre punches Lashley to close the segment.

First Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Elias w/Jaxson Ryker 

Elias kicks Styles in the gut. Elias with a chop/forearm combination. Styles dropkicks Elias. Elias with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Styles kicks Elias in the face. Styles is throwing haymakers at Elias. Styles slams Elias head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Styles with a forearm smash. Elias answers with clubbing shoulder blocks. Elias with forearm shivers. Elias whips Styles back first into the steel ring post. Elias dropkicks Styles to the floor. Elias stomps Styles back. Elias dumps Styles face first on the ring apron. Elias rolls Styles back into the ring. Elias is distracted by Omos. Styles clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Styles drops Elias with The Slingshot Phenomenal Forearm. Styles tells Ryker to bring it. Styles has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Styles tees off on Elias. Elias with a Back Body Drop. Elias whips Styles across the ring. Elias hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Elias with a knee drop. Elias starts flexing his muscles. Elias with another knee drop for a two count.

Elias goes back to the rear chin lock. Elias with a snap mare takeover. Styles drops Elias with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles with a Sliding Forearm Smash. Elias denies The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles delivers The Pele Kick. Styles connects with The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Elias negates The Styles Clash. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias with The BladeBuster for a two count. Elias talks smack to Styles. Styles fights out of the electric chair position. Elias decks Styles with a back elbow smash. Styles with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Elias launches Styles over the top rope. Styles with a leaping forearm smash. Styles prepares for The Phenomenal Forearm. Ryker throws Styles into the ringside barricade which forces the disqualification. After the match, Ryker backs from Omos. Elias launches Styles over the ring steel ring steps. Elias repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Elias starts running for his life.

Winner: AJ Styles via Disqualification 

Second Match: Angel Garza vs. Drew Gulak 

Gulak starts things off with a running dropkick. Gulak with a straight right hand. Gulak with The Exploder Suplex. Gulak talks smack to Garza. Gulak applies The Abdominal Stretch. Garza HeadButts Gulak. Garza with a Hip Toss. Garza with a running clothesline. Garza slaps Gulak in the face. Garza with a short-arm clothesline. Garza hits The Slingshot Reverse Suplex. Garza with a basement dropkick. Gulak is displaying his fighting spirit. Garza ducks a clothesline from Gulak. Garza with a straight right hand. Garza with a Double Underhook BackBreaker. Garza follows that with The Running Boot. Garza connects with The Wing Clipper to pickup the victory. After the match, Garza shoves the flower down Gulak’s throat.

Winner: Angel Garza via Pinfall 

Third Match: Randy Orton w/Matt Riddle vs. Kofi Kingston w/Xavier Woods 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Orton applies a side headlock. Orton with a side headlock takeover. Kofi whips Orton across the ring. Orton drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi drops downs on the canvas. Kofi leapfrogs over Orton. Kofi with a Hip Attack. Orton regroups on the outside. Orton kicks the right hamstring of Kofi. Orton rams his boot across Kofi’s face. Orton rolls Kofi back into the ring. Kofi reverses out of the irish whip from Orton. Kofi leapfrogs over Orton. Kofi with two deep arm-drags for a two count. Kofi applies an arm-bar. Kofi with a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Kofi with a Rebound Splash for a two count. Kofi applies a hammerlock. Kofi grabs a standing arm-bar. Orton backs Kofi into the turnbuckles.

Orton with the eye poke. Orton slams Kofi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Orton with clubbing uppercuts in the corner. Orton with a straight right hand. Orton uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp for a one count. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with elbows into the midsection of Orton. Orton HeadButts Kofi. Orton with the irish whip. Kofi with The Missile Dropkick. Orton starts favoring his left shoulder. Kofi unloads two double hand chops. Kofi dropkicks Orton. Orton avoids The Leaping Clothesline. Orton Powerslams Kofi. Orton gets distracted by Woods. Kofi rolls Orton over to pickup the victory. After the match, Riddle shoves Woods into the canvas.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

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

Natalya and Nia Jax will start things off. Jax with a Running Body Block. Jax sends Natalya to the corner. Jax with a Running Hip Attack. Jax tags in Baszler. Baszler with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Baszler bends the left elbow of Natalya. Baszler delivers The Sacrifice. Baszler applies a top wrist lock. Natalya slings Baszler across the ring. Baszler clotheslines Natalya for a two count. Baszler tags in Jax. Jax with another Body Block. Natalya is throwing haymakers at Jax. Natalya side steps Jax into the turnbuckles.

Natalya with clubbing short-arm clotheslines. Natalya drops Jax with The Discus Lariat. Natalya tags in Tamina. Tamina tees off on Jax. Jax HeadButts Tamina. Jax punches Tamina in the back. Jax bodyslams Tamina. Jax tags in Baszler. Tamina with two haymakers. Tamina SuperKicks Jax. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Tamina. Tamina denies The Running Knee Strike. Alexa Bliss appears on the stage. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Fire shoots out of all four ring post. Tamina tags in Natalya. Natalya and Tamina connects with The Hart Attack to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Natalya & Tamina via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Sheamus vs. Ricochet 

Ricochet stole Sheamus jacket. Ricochet with a drop toe hold. Ricochet mocks Sheamus. Ricochet dropkicks Sheamus. Ricochet disrobes. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Ricochet with a running forearm smash. Ricochet is throwing haymakers at Sheamus. Sheamus shoves Ricochet. Ricochet kicks the right shoulder of Sheamus. Ricochet rolls Sheamus over for a one count. Ricochet delivers his combination offense. Sheamus with a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus punches Ricochet in the back. Sheamus stomps on Ricochet’s back. Sheamus kicks Ricochet in the ribs. Sheamus clotheslines Ricochet. Sheamus delivers a pair of gut punches. Sheamus bodyslams Ricochet. Sheamus talks smack to Ricochet.

Sheamus kicks Ricochet in the face. Ricochet with rapid fire haymakers. Sheamus backs Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Sheamus goes for a Bodyslam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet applies The Sleeper Hold. Sheamus backs Ricochet into the turnbuckles. Sheamus dumps Ricochet back first on the canvas. Sheamus applies the chin bar. Ricochet decks Sheamus with a JawBreaker. Sheamus with a forearm shot across the back of Ricochet. Sheamus whips Ricochet across the ring. Ricochet with a Knee Smash. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sheamus catches Ricochet in mid-air. Sheamus drives Ricochet back first into the steel ring post. Sheamus throws Ricochet into the time keepers area.

Sheamus has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ricochet with forearm shivers. Sheamus drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Sheamus is choking Ricochet with his boot. The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Ricochet denies The Dublin Smile. Ricochet continues to dish out forearms. Sheamus hits The Irish Curse BackBreaker for a two count. Ricochet has Sheamus perched on the top turnbuckle. Ricochet and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Ricochet with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. Ricochet repeatedly kicks Sheamus in the face. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Ricochet unloads three knife edge chops. Ricochet with a running forearm smash. Sheamus launches Ricochet over the top rope.

Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet with The Running Shooting Star Press for a two count. Ricochet goes for The SpringBoard MoonSault, but Sheamus gets his knees up in the air. Sheamus with an inside cradle for a two count. Ricochet dodges The Brogue Kick. Ricochet SuperKicks Sheamus. Ricochet with a Draping NeckBreaker. Sheamus exits the ring. Ricochet with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Ricochet rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Ricochet connects with The SpringBoard 450 Splash for a two count. Sheamus fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ricochet decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard Crossbody Block, but Sheamus counters with The Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Sheamus tells Ricochet to stay down. Ricochet slaps Sheamus in the face. Sheamus plants Ricochet with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka 

Rhea Ripley is watching the match from the ringside area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka dodges The Big Boot. Charlotte avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Charlotte continues to misfire on The Big Boots. Asuka runs around Charlotte. Asuka dropkicks Charlotte. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Charlotte denies the irish whip. Asuka with forearm shivers. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Charlotte scores the elbow knockdown. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte with a shoulder block. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the face. Asuka sweeps out the legs of Charlotte. Asuka with a Leaping Hip Attack for a one count. Asuka is throwing haymakers at Charlotte. Asuka applies an arm-bar. Charlotte exits the ring. Charlotte blocks a boot from Asuka. Charlotte kicks out the legs of Asuka. Charlotte rolls Asuka back into the ring. Charlotte goes into the cover for a two count.

Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Charlotte applies a rear chin lock. Asuka with three sharp elbow strikes. Charlotte punches Asuka in the back. Asuka kicks the left hamstring of Charlotte. Charlotte kicks Asuka in the chest. Charlotte with The Exploder Suplex. Charlotte applies a a chin lock on the top rope. Charlotte with a chop/forearm combination. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s back and chest. Charlotte with a Cartwheel Boot for a two count. Charlotte goes for a bodyslam, but Asuka lands back on her feet. Asuka with forearm shivers. Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Asuka. Asuka decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the face. Asuka with a running clothesline. Rolling Crucifix Exchange. Asuka SuperKicks Charlotte. Charlotte with a BackBreaker. Charlotte throws Asuka into the ropes. Charlotte drops Asuka with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count.

Charlotte repeatedly drives Asuka face first into the canvas. Charlotte applies The Figure Four Head Lock. Charlotte with a Headscissors Takeover for a two count. Charlotte is displaying her frustration. Charlotte toys around with Asuka. Asuka rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Asuka with the backslide cover for a two count. Asuka with a RoundHouse Kick. Asuka thrust kicks the midsection of Charlotte. Asuka with a knee lift. Asuka with a German Suplex. Asuka follows that with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka with a Running Bulldog. Asuka hits The Shining Wizard for a two count. Charlotte decks Asuka in the face. Asuka kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte delivers The Big Boot for a two count. Asuka denies The Natural Selection. Charlotte avoids The Asuka Lock. Charlotte with The Discus Back Elbow Smash for a two count.

Charlotte puts Asuka on the top turnbuckle. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Asuka sends Charlotte crashing into the canvas. Asuka with The Missile Dropkick for a two count. Asuka unloads three mid-kicks. Charlotte rolls Asuka over for a two count. Standing Switch Exchange. Back Elbow Smash Exchange. Asuka applies The Knee Bar. Asuka denies The German Suplex. Asuka applies The Triangle Choke. Charlotte responds with The Boston Crab. Asuka rolls Charlotte over for a two count. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock. Charlotte refuses to quit. Charlotte kicks the right knee of Asuka. Charlotte applies The Knee Bar in the ropes. Charlotte slams Asuka’s head on the announce table. Charlotte talks smack to Ripley. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte with a single leg takedown. Asuka negates The Figure Eight. Charlotte kicks Ripley off the ring apron. Charlotte goes for The Figure Eight, but Asuka counters with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

Winner: Asuka via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Damian Priest vs. John Morrison In A Lumberjack Match 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Priest applies a side headlock. Morrison whips Priest across the ring. Shoulder Block Exchange. Morrison drops down on the canvas. Priest with a deep arm-drag. Priest applies an arm-bar. Priest grabs a side wrist lock. Morrison backs Priest into the turnbuckles. Morrison with heavy bodyshots. Morrison kicks the left hamstring of Priest. Morrison with forearm shivers. Morrison dumps Priest out of the ring. The Heel lumberjacks gangs up on Priest. Morrison continues to dish out forearms. Priest with a Driving Foot Stomp. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Morrison exits the ring. Morrison runs away from Nikki Cross. Priest slams Morrison face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Priest with rapid fire haymakers. Priest repeatedly stomps on Morrison’s chest. Priest rocks Morrison with a forearm smash. Morrison side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Morrison with an Apron Enzuigiri. Priest knocks Morrison off the ring apron. Morrison showcases his parkour skills on the outside. Priest hits The South Of Heaven Chokeslam.

Morrison has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Morrison repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Priest. Morrison transitions into a ground and pound attack. Morrison applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Priest responds with The Triangle Choke. Morrison rolls Priest over for a two count. Morrison drops Priest with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Viking Raiders rolls Priest back into the ring. Morrison with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Morrison applies a rear chin lock. Morrison drives his knee into the midsection of Priest. Priest with a running elbow smash. Priest unloads a flurry of strikes. Priest with a Face Plant. Priest with The Reverse Emerald Flowsion for a two count. Mace and T-Bar gangs up on Priest. Priest tees off on Morrison. Morrison reverses out of the irish whip from Priest. Priest lands The SomerSault Plancha. Cedric Alexander attacks Shelton Benjamin. All hell is breaking loose in Tampa. Priest nails Morrison with The Bell Clap. Morrison with a straight right hand. Priest wipes out everybody with The SuperPlex. Morrison sends Priest to the corner. Forearm Exchange. Priest with a Top Rope Hurricanrana. Priest connects with The Reckoning to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Kofi Kingston w/Xavier Woods 

Kofi attacks Lashley before the bell rings. Kofi with rapid fire haymakers. Lashley drops Kofi with The All Mighty SpineBuster for a two count. Lashley goes for a Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Kofi with a single leg dropkick. Kofi SuperKicks Lashley. Kofi dropkicks Lashley off the ring apron. Kofi with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Kofi with a Flying Plancha to the outside. Kofi is fired up. Kofi has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Lashley. Lashley decks Kofi with a back elbow smash. Lashley slams Kofi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Kofi. Lashley is choking Kofi with his boot. Lashley uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Kofi takes a swipe at MVP. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Lashley hooks the outside leg for a two count. Lashley applies a waist lock. Kofi with two sharp elbow strikes. Lashley runs Kofi into the ropes. Lashley goes for Flatliner, but Kofi counters with The DDT for a two count. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Lashley responds with The Flatliner for a two count. Lashley puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Kofi with clubbing headbutts. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley gets distracted by Woods. Kofi with a Diving DDT on the ring apron. Kofi goes for The SOS, but Lashley counters with The Dominator. Lashley dumps Kofi out of the ring. Lashley drives Kofi ribs first into the steel ring post. Woods pulls Kofi off Lashley’s shoulders. The referee has ejected Woods from the ringside area. Drew McIntyre snatches the cane from MVP. McIntyre nails Lashley with the cane behind the referee’s back. Kofi connects with The Schoolboy Rollup to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez