WWE Raw Results (8/30/21): Randy Orton & Matt Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP

WWE Raw
August 30, 2021
The Paycom Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Damian Priest, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, MVP, Rated RK-BRO, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville Segment 

First Match: Rhea Ripley w/Nikki Cross vs. Shayna Baszler w/Nia Jax 

Jax talks smack about Ripley, Cross and Charlotte before the bell rings. Ripley attacks Baszler from behind. Ripley is throwing haymakers at Baszler. Baszler brings Ripley down to the mat. Baszler grapples around Ripley. Ripley with a waist lock go-behind. Baszler applies The Kimura Lock. Ripley denies The Elbow Stomp. Baszler with a low dropkick. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Ripley goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Baszler blocks it. Baszler drops Ripley with a knee lift for a one count. Baszler with clubbing blows to Ripley’s back. Ripley with an inside cradle for a two count. Baszler clotheslines Ripley. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Ripley. Ripley tugs on Baszler’s hair. Baszler kicks Ripley in the face. Baszler stomps on the left hand of Ripley. Baszler has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Baszler with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Baszler is picking Ripley apart. Baszler unloads Two Mid-Kicks. Baszler toys around with Ripley. Ripley tells Baszler to bring it. Ripley blocks a boot from Baszler. Ripley ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Ripley with two short-arm clotheslines. Ripley HeadButts Baszler. Following a snap mare takeover, Ripley kicks Baszler in the back. Ripley with a low dropkick. Ripley hits The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Baszler with a double wrist lock takedown. Baszler applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Ripley puts her foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Ripley negates The Kirifuda Clutch. Jax clotheslines Cross. Jax throws Cross into the ringside barricade. Jax connects with The Samoan Drop on the floor. Baszler rolls Ripley over for a two count. Ripley responds with the inside cradle to pickup the victory. After the match, Jax attacks Ripley from behind. Jax plants Ripley with The Samoan Drop.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Jinder Mahal & Veer w/Shanky 

Ivar and Veer will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Veer applies a side headlock. Ivar whips Veer across the ring. Veer runs into Ivar. Ivar blocks a boot from Veer. Ivar clotheslines Veer. Ivar tags in Erik. Ivar bodyslams Veer. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Veer for a one count. Erik with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Erik rocks Veer with a forearm smash. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar kicks Veer in the gut. Ivar with a straight right hand. Veer reverses out of the irish whip from Ivar. Ivar drops down on the canvas. Ivar ducks aa clothesline from Veer. Veer drops Ivar with The Lou Thez Press for a two count. Veer tags in Mahal.

Mahal kicks Ivar in the gut. Mahal with clubbing shoulder blocks. Mahal punches Ivar in the back. Ivar is displaying his fighting spirit. Mahal drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Mahal whips Ivar across the ring. Mahal with a Jumping Knee Strike for a one count. Mahal with clubbing crossfaces. Mahal tags in Veer. Mahal with forearm shivers. Veer levels Ivar with The Body Avalanche. Veer punches Ivar in the back. Haymaker Exchange. Veer drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. Veer tags in Mahal. Mahal with a forearm smash. Mahal drops Ivar with a short-arm clothesline. Mahal applies a half nelson chin lock.

Ivar with heavy bodyshots. Ivar cartwheels around Mahal. Ivar with The Hook Kick. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik delivers his combination offense. Mahal denies The Exploder Suplex. Erik with a forearm smash to Veer. Mahal kicks Erik in the gut. Mahal with the irish whip. Erik dives over Mahal. Erik drills Mahal with The Flying Knee. Erik with The Exploder Suplex to Veer. Erik get distracted by Shanky. Erik negates The Khallas. Erik launches Mahal over the top rope. Erik tags in Ivar. Assisted Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Mahal slams Erik’s head on the apron. Mahal with a knee lift to Ivar. Mahal rolls Ivar back into the ring. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Mahal. Erik made the blind tag. Mahal drives his knee into the midsection of Ivar. The Viking Raiders connects with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Third Match: Damian Priest (c) vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE United States Championship 

Sheamus is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Priest and McIntyre gangs up on Sheamus. McIntyre whips Sheamus across the ring. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. Double Irish Whip. Sheamus holds onto the ropes. Sheamus exits the ring. Priest lands The SomerSault Plancha. Sheamus HeadButts Priest. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Haymaker Exchange. McIntyre with a blistering chop. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the gut. Sheamus with clubbing blows to McIntyre’s back. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Sheamus. Priest launches Sheamus into the time keepers area. McIntyre tells Priest to bring it. Sheamus tees off on Priest. Sheamus with The Flying Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus repeatedly drives his knee into Priest’s back. Sheamus sends McIntyre crashing to the outside. Priest with heavy bodyshots. Sheamus avoids The Spinning Heel Kick. Priest denies The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Priest with an arm-drag takeover. Priest applies The Triangle Choke. Sheamus rolls Priest over for a two count. Sheamus hits The Irish Curse BackBreaker.

Priest starts tugging on Sheamus face mask. Sheamus is raining down haymakers. Priest with four sharp elbow strikes. Sheamus answers with forearm shivers across the back of Priest. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus knocks Priest off the ring apron. Sheamus poses for the crowd. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre whips Sheamus across the ring. McIntyre with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. McIntyre with a Leaping NeckBreaker. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre is fired up. McIntyre kicks Sheamus in the gut. Sheamus denies The Future Shock DDT. Sheamus rolls McIntyre over for a one count. Sheamus sends McIntyre shoulder first into the steel ring post. Priest with forearm shivers. Priest nails Sheamus with The Bell Clap. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Priest with three leaping back elbow smashes. Priest clotheslines Sheamus. McIntyre denies The South Of Heaven Chokeslam. Priest delivers his combination offense. McIntyre kicks Priest in the face. McIntyre clotheslines Priest over the top rope. McIntyre lands The SomerSault Plancha.

McIntyre rolls Priest back into the ring. Priest decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Priest. McIntyre hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. McIntyre punches Priest. McIntyre unloads three knife edge chops. McIntyre puts Priest on the top turnbuckle. Second Haymaker Exchange. Sheamus runs interference. Sheamus gets McIntyre tied up in the tree of woe. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Sheamus tees off on Priest. Sheamus is choking McIntyre with his boot. Sheamus HeadButts Priest. Sheamus goes for The SuperPlex, but McIntyre counters with The Desperation German Suplex. Forearm Exchange. McIntyre is lighting up Sheamus chest. Sheamus reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. McIntyre decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Sheamus drops McIntyre with The Alabama Slam for a two count.

Sheamus HeadButts McIntyre. Sheamus applies The Texas Cloverleaf. Priest with The RoundHouse Kick. Priest with The South Of Heaven Chokeslam for a two count. Second Forearm Exchange. McIntyre with two knife edge chops. McIntyre kicks Priest in the gut. Priest dodges The Big Boot. Priest goes for The Reckoning, but Sheamus counters with The Brogue Kick. McIntyre rolls Sheamus over for a two count. McIntyre kicks Sheamus in the gut. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes for The Claymore, but Sheamus counters with The Brogue Kick for a two count. Sheamus argues with the referee. Sheamus drags McIntyre to the corner. Sheamus with a gut punch. Sheamus with an Avalanche White Noise for a two count. Priest unloads a series of strikes. Priest fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Priest dumps Sheamus face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Sheamus negates The Reckoning. McIntyre connects with The Claymore. Priest with a Jumping Roundhouse Kick. McIntyre HeadButts Priest. Priest plants McIntyre with The Reckoning to pickup the victory. After the match, Priest shakes hands with McIntyre.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Eva Marie vs. Piper Niven 

Niven attacks Marie before the bell rings. Niven punches Marie in the back. Niven bodyslams Marie. Niven with The Senton Splash. Niven with The Running Splash. The referee deemed that Marie was unable to further compete tonight. After the match, Niven declares herself the winner of this match.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Fifth Match: Killer Kross vs. Humberto Carrillo 

Kross drives Carrillo back first into the turnbuckles. Kross repeatedly stomps on Carrillo’s chest. Carrillo kicks Kross in the face. Kross launches Carrillo over the top rope. Carrillo with an Apron Enzuigiri. Carrillo with The Flying Crossbody Block for a one count. Carrillo with rapid fire hamstring kicks. Carrillo rocks Kross with a forearm smash. Kross catches Carrillo in mid-air. Kross goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Carrillo lands back on his feet. Kross runs through a clothesline from Carrillo. Kross with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Kross with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Kross continues to stomp on Carrillo’s chest. Carrilo unloads three knife edge chops. Kross drives his knee into the midsection of Carrillo.

Kross whips Carrillo across the ring. Kross scores the elbow knockdown for a two count. Kross throws Carrillo into the turnbuckles. Kross hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kross applies a rear chin lock. Carrillo with heavy bodyshots. Kross hits The Release Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Kross goes back to the rear chin lock. Carrillo decks Kross with a JawBreaker. Carrillo drops Kross with The Spinning Enzuigiri. Carrillo with a running forearm smash. Carrillo with a Corner Dropkick. Kross sends Carrillo to the ring apron. Carrillo slams Kross head on the top rope. Kross rocks Carrillo with a forearm smash in mid-air. Kross connects with The Doomsday Saito Suplex. Kross makes Carrillo tap out to The Kross Jacket Choke.

Winner: Killer Kross via Submission  

Sixth Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Nia Jax 

Charlotte is playing mind games with Jax. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte tugs on Jax’s hair. Charlotte slaps Jax in the back of the head. Charlotte runs into Jax. Jax tells Charlotte to bring it. Charlotte kicks the left knee of Jax. Charlotte goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Jax blocks it. Charlotte with heavy bodyshots. Jax HeadButts Charlotte. Charlotte denies The Samoan Drop. Jax with a running body block. Jax levels Charlotte with The Body Avalanche. Jax taunts Charlotte. Charlotte avoids The Running Hip Attack. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Jax’s chest. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Jax whips Charlotte across the ring. Jax drops Charlotte with a shoulder tackle. Jax punches Charlotte in the back. Jax sends Charlotte face first into the canvas. Jax uses the middle rope as a weapon. Charlotte with two back elbow smashes. Charlotte side steps Jax into the turnbuckles.

Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte applies The Dragon Sleeper in the ropes. Charlotte lets go of the hold at the count of four. Charlotte hangs the back of Jax’s neck off the middle rope. Charlotte poses for the crowd. Charlotte applies The Sleeper Hold. Jax dumps Charlotte back first into the canvas. Jax hits The SpineBuster for a one count. Charlotte regroups on the outside. Charlotte sends Jax tumbling to the floor. Charlotte with The Slingshot Pescado. Charlotte is fired up. Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Jax with a Belly to Back Suplex. Jax with two haymakers. Charlotte sends Jax shoulder first into the steel ring post. Charlotte walks over Jax.

Charlotte goes for The MoonSault, but Jax gets her knees up in the air. Jax hits The Samoan Drop. Charlotte avoids The Leg Drop. Charlotte with The Running Boot. Charlotte slaps Jax in the face. Jax backs Charlotte into the ropes. Charlotte and Jax are trading back and forth shots. Charlotte applies a front face lock. Jax puts Charlotte on her shoulders. Charlotte rakes the eyes of Jax. Charlotte connects with The Reverse DDT for a two count. Charlotte delivers the chop block. Charlotte drops her weight on the left knee of Jax. Charlotte transitions into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte is putting the boots to Jax. Charlotte DDT’s the left knee of Jax. Charlotte toys around with Jax. Jax negates The Figure Eight. Jax sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Jax plants Charlotte with The One-Arm PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: John Morrison vs. Omos w/AJ Styles 

Omos knocks the drips stick out of Morrison’s hands. Morrison with rapid fire strikes. Omos sends Morrison to the corner. Morrison side steps Omos into the turnbuckles. Morrison with Two Mid-Kicks. Omos stops Morrison in his tracks. Omos sends Morrison into the ropes. Morrison slides under Omos. Morrison delivers his parkour offense. Omos grabs Morrison by his throat. Omos launches Morrison over the top rope. Morrison avoids the steel ring steps. Omos avoids the parkour dive. Omos with two clotheslines. Omos rolls Morrison back into the ring. Omos blocks a boot from Morrison. Omos tosses Morrison into the ropes. Omos connects with The Double Hand Chokeslam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Omos via Pinfall 

Eight Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Xavier Woods 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Woods applies a waist lock. Styles backs Woods into the turnbuckles. Styles decks Woods with a back elbow smash. Woods with a chop/forearm combination. Woods slams Styles head on the top turnbuckle pad. Woods with a blistering chop. Styles kicks Woods in the gut. Styles with a knife edge chop. Styles whips Woods across the ring. Woods with The Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep. Styles avoids The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Woods dumps Styles face first on the ringside barricade. Woods with a knife edge chop. Woods rolls Styles back into the ring. Woods hooks the outside leg for a one count. Styles decks Woods with a JawBreaker. Woods kicks out the legs of Styles. Woods with The Senton Splash for a two count.

Styles SuperKicks Woods. Woods launches Styles over the top rope. Styles with a leaping forearm smash. Woods avoids The Phenomenal Forearm. Styles with a low dropkick through the ropes. Styles rolls Woods back into the ring. Styles hooks the inside leg for a two count. Styles slams Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles blocks a boot from Woods. Styles hyperextends the left leg of Woods. Styles with The Knee Crusher. Styles drops his weight on the left knee of Woods. Styles with the elbow drop on the left knee of Woods. Styles applies a leg lock. Woods hammers down on the back of Styles neck. Woods with an am-drag takeover.

Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Styles. Woods with The La Magistral for a two count. Woods with another chop/forearm combination. Woods uppercuts Styles. Woods with a straight right hand. Woods with The Corner Spear. Woods follows that with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Styles denies The BrainBuster. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles goes for The Styles Clash, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods gets Styles tied up in the tree of woe. Woods with rapid fire bodyshots. Woods with The Shibata Dropkick for a two count. Woods goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles kicks the left knee of Woods. Woods decks Styles with a back elbow smash. Styles makes Woods tap out to The Calf Crusher.

Winner: AJ Styles via Submission 

Ninth Match: Randy Orton & Matt Riddle (c) vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

AJ Styles joins the commentary team for this match. Matt Riddle and Bobby Lashley will start things off. Riddle with a flying forearm smash. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Riddle repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Lashley. Lashley blocks a boot from Riddle. Lashley with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Lashley clotheslines Riddle. Lashley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lashley tags in MVP. MVP delivers a gut punch. MVP with a forearm smash. MVP with a Float Over Suplex for a two count. Riddle drives MVP back first into the turnbuckles. Orton tags himself in. Orton stomps on the left foot of MVP. Orton kicks MVP in the gut. Orton punches MVP in the back. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp. Orton tags in Riddle. Assisted Standing Floating BRO for a one count. MVP regroups on the outside. Lashley talks smack to Orton. Riddle with The SpringBoard Floating BRO to the outside.

Rated RK-BRO has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Riddle with forearm shivers. Lashley drops Riddle with The Lifting Flatliner for a two count. Lashley tags in MVP. MVP stomps on Riddle’s chest. MVP transitions into a ground and pound attack. MVP hooks the outside leg for a two count. MVP applies the chin bar. Riddle is displaying his fighting spirit. MVP blocks a boot from Riddle. MVP attacks the right knee of Riddle. Tip Up by MVP. Orton tags himself in. Orton with two clotheslines. Orton with a corner clothesline. Orton transitions into a corner mount. Orton uppercuts MVP. Orton whips MVP into the turnbuckles. MVP kicks Orton in the face. Orton Powerslams MVP. Orton kicks Lashley in the chest. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Orton prepares for The RKO. MVP with The Running Boot. MVP sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring post. MVP tags in Lashley.

Lashley is throwing haymakers at Orton. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley with Two Corner Spears. Lashley drops Orton with a NeckBreaker. Lashley denies The RKO. Riddle made the blind tag. Orton kicks Lashley in the face. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle pops back on his feet. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Lashley denies The Exploder Suplex. Riddle with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle connects with The Floating BRO for a two count. Orton kicks MVP in the gut. MVP dumps Orton out of the ring. Lashley tags in MVP. MVP with The Running Boot. Riddle negates The Playmaker. Riddle with The Roundhouse Kick. Lashley puts Orton on his shoulders. Orton drives Lashley face first into the ring post. Omos runs interference. Riddle with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Orton ducks a clothesline from Styles. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. MVP goes for The Belly to Back Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike. Riddle connects with The Floating BRO to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley Spears Riddle. Orton plants Lashley with The RKO to close the show.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Randy Orton & Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez