WWE Raw Results (8/16/21): The RK-BRO Reunion

August 16, 2021
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Randy Orton, Matt Riddle, AJ Styles and Omos Segment 

Randy Orton: People have been asking me, all week long, why it is that I hit Riddle with an RKO? They’ve been saying, oh, come on, he just wanted to help, he just wanted to help you win your match, he just wants to be your friend. Well, there lies the problem, people. I don’t need friends. I don’t need anybody. Omos, that man is not to be taken lightly. He is a monster. He is a force of nature. No, he’s more than that, he’s an undefeated force of nature. And I also have it on good authority that, he is bit of a jackass, too. But what I have gotten myself into? What a mess. You know what, you’re right, I know what it is I’m going to do, I’m going to hit that big son of a bitch with the three most destructive letters in sports entertainment, R-K-O.

Matt Riddle: Randy, you’re right, you don’t have to explain yourself to anybody, because I know why you hit me with an RKO last week.

Randy Orton: I highly doubt that.

Matt Riddle: You see, when I was in school when I was younger, I wasn’t the best, so it took me a hot second, but then I realized, you’re just teaching me, bro.

Randy Orton: You think I was teaching you?

Matt Riddle: Yeah, you know, because I was hitting RKO’s in your honor, and in the honor of our friendship, but bro, I wasn’t doing it right, so you had to come back and hit me a proper RKO to teach me a lesson. But, Randy, I learned my lesson and I was thinking maybe we can give this team thing another chance. Hey, dude, you need tonight in your corner if you want to stand a chance against Omos. You need me. Bro, please, Randy, let’s bring back, RK-BRO.

AJ Styles: I don’t think anybody really cares why you RKO’d Riddle. I enjoyed it. Hell, you can do it again, if you want to. And, hey, while you’re at it, Randy, how about RKOing yourself, if that’s possible, I don’t know, that’d be great. Listen, Orton, last week meant nothing, you proved nothing. You had help. And if it hadn’t bee for that turd, Riddle, you wouldn’t have won anything, you cheated.

But that’s okay. No one will be able to save you tonight from my own personal colossus, Omos. He will defame The Viper. But why should Omos have all the fun? No, no, no. You see, Riddle, I’m so sick and tired of you and everyone else saying, BRO. You see, you hear this? That’s why I would have break your jaw and had the doctor’s wire it shut, and I want to do that, right here, right now, in that ring.

Matt Riddle: Okay, skipper, I accept. But the one thing you don’t know about me is, when I have Randy Orton in my corner, I’m unstoppable, Bro. So why don’t you come down to the ring and take this phenomenal trashing, courtesy of the three most dangerous letters in all sports entertainment, RK-BRO!

First Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Matt Riddle 

Randy Orton heads to the backstage area. Styles is throwing haymakers at Riddle. Styles repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker for a one count. Styles with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Styles hammers down on the back of Riddle’s neck. Styles with the irish whip. Riddle dives over Styles. Riddle drops Styles with The Mid-Kick. Riddle avoids The PK. Riddle goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Styles ducks out of the way. Riddle hits The BROTon. Riddle with The GutWrench Suplex for a one count. Riddle with forearm shivers. Riddle whips Styles across the ring. Riddle goes for The Hip Toss, but Styles counters with The Abdominal Stretch.

Riddle with a Hip Toss. Riddle teep kicks Styles into the ropes. Styles blocks a boot from Riddle. Styles with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Styles drops his elbow on the left knee of Riddle. Riddle denies The Knee Crusher. Riddle rolls Styles over for a two count. Riddle applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Riddle with a Hurricanrana over the top rope. Riddle with two forearm smashes. Riddle slams Riddle’s head on the ring apron. Riddle blasts Styles with The PK. Riddle with The SpringBoard Floating BRO to the outside. Styles regains control of the match during the commercial break. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Styles rocks Riddle with a forearm smash. Styles sends Riddle to the corner.

Riddle side steps Styles into the turnbuckles. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Styles denies The Exploder Suplex. Styles goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Riddle counters with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Styles responds with The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle with Two Mid-Kicks. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Styles counters with The Calf Crusher. Riddle grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Styles blocks a boot from Riddle. Riddle with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Riddle prepares for The Floating BRO. Riddle gets distracted by Omos. Riddle gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Styles connects with The Styles Clash to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Second Match: Nikki Cross vs. Rhea Ripley 

Charlotte Flair joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ripley sends Cross face first into the canvas. Standing Switch Exchange. Cross decks Ripley with a back elbow smash. Ripley with a GutWrench Toss. Cross fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cross applies a side headlock. Cross drops Ripley with The Tornado Bulldog. Cross with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Cross kicks Ripley in the face. Cross with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Cross is fired up. Cross has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cross kicks the left hamstring of Ripley. Cross dropkicks the left knee of Ripley. Cross with The La Magistral for a one count. Ripley dropkicks Cross. Ripley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ripley applies The Bear Hug. Ripley dumps Cross back first on the canvas. Cross side steps Ripley shoulder first into the middle turnbuckle pad.

Cross ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Cross with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Ripley reverses out of the irish whip from Cross. Cross dodges The Big Boot. Cross with The Cazadora Rollup for a two count. Cross punches Ripley in the back. Ripley reverses out of the irish whip from Cross. Cross decks Ripley with a back elbow smash. Cross kicks Ripley in the face. Cross hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Ripley puts Cross on the top turnbuckle. Cross with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back. Ripley catches Cross in mid-air. Ripley with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Cross responds with a JawBreaker. Cross rolls Ripley over for a two count. Ripley drops Cross with The Big Boot. Ripley connects with The Rip Tide to pickup the victory. After the match, Cross gets into a massive brawl with Charlotte on the outside. Cross and Ripley gangs up on Charlotte.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

Third Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Shanky & Veer w/Jinder Mahal In A Two On One Handicap Match 

McIntyre and Veer will start things off. Veer kicks McIntyre in the gut. Veer with a forearm smash. Veer whips McIntyre into the turnbuckles. McIntyre clotheslines Veer. McIntyre slams Veer’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre with a straight right hand. McIntyre follows that with a Vertical Suplex. McIntyre applies a wrist lock. Veer breaks the grip. Veer tags in Shanky. Shanky talks smack to McIntyre. McIntyre scores a right jab. Shanky answers with a haymaker. Shanky with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Shanky launches McIntyre to the corner. Shanky decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. McIntyre with a chop/haymaker combination.

McIntyre and Shanky are trading back and forth shots. Shanky drops McIntyre with The Big Boot. Shanky tags in Veer. Veer with a leaping elbow drop for a one count. Veer applies a rear chin lock. McIntyre with heavy bodyshots. McIntyre with a blistering chop. McIntyre follows that with two clotheslines. McIntyre punches Shanky. McIntyre whips Veer across the ring. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. Shanky made the blind tag. McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre drops Veer with a NeckBreaker. McIntyre side steps Shanky into the turnbuckles. McIntyre hits The Michinoku Driver. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Veer. McIntyre with The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre demolishes Veer. McIntyre gives Jinder one last warning before their match at SummerSlam.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Moist TV With Special Guests: The Miz & Damian Priest 

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

Miz starts complaining to the referee before the bell rings. Sheamus joins the commentary team for this match. Miz immediately exits the ring. Sheamus refuses to give Miz a high five. Priest nails Miz with The Bell Clap. Priest stares at Sheamus. Priest blocks a punch from Miz. Priest rocks Miz with a forearm smash. Priest sends Miz to the ring apron. Miz slams Priest head on the top rope.

Miz with a flying double axe handle strike. Miz with a Running Boot. Miz unloads Three Mid-Kicks. Priest denies The Roundhouse Kick. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Miz kicks Priest in the face. Morrison walks away with the drip stick. Priest clotheslines Miz. Priest mocks Sheamus. Priest connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Mace w/T-Bar vs. Mansoor w/Mustafa Ali 

Mansoor grabs the left leg of Mace. Mace punches Mansoor in the back. Mace slings Mansoor across the ring. Mansoor goes for The Cazadora Arm-Drag, but Mace counters with The Reverse Exploder Suplex. Mace stomps on Mansoor’s back. Mace applies The Camel Clutch. Mace continues to punch Mansoor in the back. Mace drops Mansoor with The Leg Lariat. Mace goes for a SpringBoard Elbow Drop, but Mansoor ducks out of the way.

Mansoor decks Mace with a back elbow smash. Mansoor with a chop/forearm combination. Mace whips Mansoor across the ring. Mansoor ducks a clothesline from Mace. Mansoor dodges The Leg Lariat. Mansoor with a flying forearm smash. Mace denies The Slice Bread. Mansoor side steps Mace into the turnbuckles. Mansoor goes for a sunset flip, but Mace blocks it. Ali dropkicks Mace behind the referee’s back. Mansoor connects with The Sunset Flip to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mansoor via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Randy Orton vs. Omos w/AJ Styles 

Omos denies The RKO. Omos has Orton cornered. Orton side steps Omos into the turnbuckles. Omos blocks a punch from Orton. Test Of Strength. Orton stomps on the right foot of Omos. Omos with The Delayed Bodyslam. Omos applies The Claw. Orton with heavy bodyshots. Omos punches Orton in the back. Omos whips Orton into the turnbuckles. Orton with two toe kicks. Orton uppercuts Omos. Orton is throwing haymakers at Omos. Omos drives his knee into the midsection of Orton. Omos sends Orton to the corner. Orton avoids The Body Avalanche.

Orton tells Omos to bring it. Omos negates The RKO. Omos shoves Orton out of the ring. The referee catches AJ Styles kicking Orton on the outside which causes the disqualification. After the match, Styles rolls Orton back into the ring. Omos launches Orton over the ringside barricade. Omos tosses Orton back into the ring. Styles prepares for The Phenomenal Forearm. Matt Riddle ducks a clothesline from Styles. Riddle with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick to Omos. Riddle avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Riddle drops Styles with The Pump Knee Strike. Riddle clotheslines Styles over the top rope. Orton says that Riddle earned his respect tonight, so RK-BRO is indeed back and will fight AJ Styles and Omos at SummerSlam for the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles.

Winner: Randy Orton via Disqualification 

Seventh Match: Killer Kross vs. Jeff Hardy 

Hardy kicks Kross in the gut. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Kross. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with a double leg takedown. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Elbow Drop Combination. Hardy kicks Kross in the gut. Kross negates The Twist Of Fate. Kross makes Hardy tap out to The Kross Jacket Choke.

Winner: Killer Kross via Submission 

Eight Match: Nikki Cross & Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax 

Nikki Cross and Nia Jax will start things off. Jax starts laughing at Cross. Jax pie faces Cross. Cross with forearm shivers. Jax shoves Cross into the canvas. Jax talks smack to Cross. Cross side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Cross rocks Jax with a forearm smash. Jax goes for a Bodyslam, but Cross counters with The Sleeper Hold. Jax backs Cross into the turnbuckles. Jax with a Running Hip Attack. Jax delivers The StinkFace. Cross fires back with her combination offense. Jax whips Cross across the ring. Jax drops Cross with a Body Block. Jax tags in Charlotte. Charlotte with The Big Boot. Charlotte poses for the crowd. Team Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cross is displaying her fighting spirit.

Cross with a Dropkick/Bulldog Combination. Cross tags in Ripley. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Ripley with two clotheslines. Short-Arm Reversal by Ripley. Ripley HeadButts Charlotte. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley knocks Jax off the apron. Ripley with a low dropkick. Ripley with The Spinning Heel Kick. Ripley follows that with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Ripley applies a waist lock. Charlotte decks Ripley with a back elbow smash. Ripley kicks Charlotte in the face. Charlotte avoids The Missile Dropkick. Charlotte with a basement dropkick. Charlotte tags in Jax. Jax whips Ripley across the ring. Jax hits The Samoan Drop. Jax slams Ripley’s head on the canvas. Jax prepares for The Vader Bomb. Charlotte tag herself in. Charlotte kicks Cross off the apron. Charlotte connects with The Natural Selection to pickup the victory.

Winner: Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Updated WWE SummerSlam 2021 Match Card 

1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. John Cena For The WWE Universal Championship

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

3.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Goldberg For The WWE Championship

4.) The Usos (c) vs. The Mysterio Family For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

5.) Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Sasha Banks For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

6.) Edge vs. Seth Rollins

7.) Sheamus (c) vs. Damian Priest For The WWE United States Championship

8.) Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal w/Shanky & Veer

9.) AJ Styles & Omos (c) vs. Randy Orton & Matt Riddle For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

10.) Alexa Bliss vs. Eva Marie w/Piper Niven

Bobby Lashley & Goldberg Segment 

Goldberg: Bobby Lashley and MVP came out, cut a promo, and talked all day about fatherhood. And for the second week in a row, they brought my son into this. So I figure, what the hell, less than two years since I moved my family to Texas, so why not beat him at his own game. San Antonio, on your feet, and may I introduce to you my son, Gage Goldberg. Now, son, 100%, you’re the reason why I came out of retirement. Now, the fact is, these days, you can go online and watch videos and see who Goldberg was. That ain’t gonna cut it. I need you here, front and center, to experience who Goldberg is. Who you father is.

MVP: You’ve been doing an awful lot of talking lately. Certainly more than we’re used to hearing from you, a lot more than we’d like to hear from you. Which is uncharacteristic of you because, normally, you let your actions do the talking. So I can’t help but to wonder, if perhaps you’re over compensating for something. Maybe it’s because you realize that you’re outmatched.

Yeah, you just thought that you could just come out here, and be the Goldberg of old, kick your leg up in the air, stick your tongue out, yell and scream, tell Bobby, he’s next, Jackhammer, Spear, rinse, repeat. But when you locked eyes with The Almighty, you saw that it was going to be different this time. For the first time in your career, you’ve run down on a man who’s more dangerous of you, more ferocious than you, more explosive than you, more dominant than you. Goldberg, you have run down on The Almighty WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley: I gave you every opportunity to bow down and walk away and save yourself the embarrassment of what I can do to you, but you’re too damn stubborn and hard-headed. So, now you play by the house rules. And around here, the house always wins. And I know you want to have this proud SummerSlam moment. And I’m gonna give you that moment because I’m going to leave you with just enough so that you can go and tell all your family and friends, that you had the privilege of having your career finally ended by The Almighty WWE Champion. Because, when you step in this ring, right here, you step in the house of The Almighty.

Goldberg: Lashley, that’s bullshit.

Goldberg ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Goldberg Spears Lashley. Goldberg walks away with his son to close the show.

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Author: Josh Lopez