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Monday Night Raw
Date: May 24, 2021
Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida
Commentators: Corey Graves, Adnan Virk, Byron Saxton

We are on tips on how to each the Cell and the go back of are living lovers, and final week’s Raw was once downright tolerable. I’m no longer positive what this is going to imply for this week’s display, however eventually final week’s effort wasn’t as unhealthy. This week includes a rematch between Tamina and Natalya vs. Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler for the previous’s Women’s Tag Team Titles. Let’s get to it.

MVP opens issues up and brings out WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, with some other girls than final week. After a recap of Kofi Kingston pinning Lashley final week, MVP asks for a spherical of applause for the champ. At the similar time, they’re arising at the go back of lovers, the place you’ll be able to see Lashley in individual. That brings MVP to Drew McIntyre, who Lashley has crushed a couple of occasions now, that means they’re unwell of him.

MVP likes the speculation of Kingston emerging as much as face Lashley and he did, however that darkish cloud were given concerned (cue Drew’s song) AGAIN. McIntyre says everybody knew he was once going to be there final week and now he needs his one on one rematch for the identify. He will get within the ring and asks the women if Lashley has the testicular fortitude to stand him one on one. The girls backtrack and Lashley isn’t having this however this is New Day to break.

Kingston reminds up (more than one occasions) that he pinned Lashley final week, with Lashley citing McIntyre’s interference. With that win, Kingston thinks he will have to get a rematch, which he by no means were given after dropping his identify. Why is McIntyre getting rematch after rematch after rematch? McIntyre isn’t cool with that however this is Adam Pearce to make a #1 contenders fit, with the winner getting Lashley on the pay in line with view.

Braun Strowman is satisfied to have lovers again.

Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston

MVP and Lashley are with the women within the VIP Lounge at the level whilst Xavier Woods is at ringside because the winner will get Lashley subsequent month for the identify. Kofi’s headlock doesn’t get him very some distance as McIntyre throws him down with out a lot effort. The toss suplex is countered with a knee to the top although and Kofi snaps off a Russian legsweep. There’s the slingshot splash for 2 on McIntyre, with Lashley approving.

Kingston sends him outdoor and nails the slingshot shot to the top. Kofi will get stuck in an electrical chair although and the opposite Alabama Slam sends him into the apron as we take a destroy. Back with McIntyre in keep watch over and snapping off a stomach to stomach suplex. Another knockdown offers McIntyre two however Kofi will get in a shot to the face to arrange a center rope dropkick. A handy guide a rough guillotine try is countered right into a suplex to present Drew two and frustration is surroundings in.

Kingston’s leaping double stomp will get two and, after headbutting Drew off the highest, Kingston hits a top crossbody….which McIntyre rolls thru right into a Michinoku Driver. McIntyre will get distracted by way of Lashley thru and we take every other destroy. Back once more with MVP and Lashley at ringside and McIntyre hitting a stomach to again superplex for 2. A spinebuster right into a sitout powerbomb will get the similar however McIntyre is going shoulder first into the publish. Kofi sends him outdoor and dives onto McIntyre, MVP and Lashley on the identical time. Back in and the SOS will get two, which attracts in MVP and Lashley for the double DQ at 21:14.

Result: Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre went to a double DQ when Bobby Lashley and MVP interfered (21:14)

Post fit the brawl is on, with McIntyre clearing the hoop.

Rhea Ripley comes as much as Charlotte within the again, with Charlotte pronouncing she is aware of Ripley needs to be like her. A problem is about, however this is Nikki Cross to mention considered one of them can battle her as a substitute. Charlotte is busy, but when she had the risk, she would beat Cross in two mins. Ripley is unfastened although and can do it later, a lot to Nikki’s pleasure.

Eva Marie talks in regards to the individuals who paintings in combination to make her occur. Now she needs to be a hero as a substitute of simply enjoying one.

Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki Cross

Non-title and Cross wins if she survives two mins. Ripley begins speedy however Cross escapes and hammers away. A jawbreaker units up a top crossbody for 2 on Ripley and there’s the operating splash within the nook. Ripley dropkicks her down although with thirty seconds left. Ripley hammers away within the nook and stomps Cross down however time expires at 2:00.

Result: Nikki Cross b. Rhea Ripley when the cut-off date expired (2:00)

Post fit this is Charlotte for her fit, with Cross mocking her by means of humorous faces and dancing.

Damian Priest can’t wait to have lovers again.

Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston are available in to peer Adam Pearce, who makes a rematch for the number 1 contendership subsequent week. Kingston is cool with that, so long as MVP and Bobby Lashley are saved out. McIntyre is down as neatly and the staring ensues.

Charlotte vs. Asuka

They move with the grappling to begin with Charlotte having to flee an early Asuka Lock try. A kick to the face sends Charlotte to the apron however she twists Asuka’s leg across the ropes. The knee is distributed into the stairs to position Asuka down and we take a destroy. Back with Charlotte operating at the leg however Asuka rolls her into an armbar. Some kicks to the again have Charlotte in hassle however she comes again with a shinbreaker.

Asuka snaps off a German suplex for a breather, so Charlotte drops her throat first around the most sensible rope. The unhealthy leg is distributed into the publish two times in a row however she manages a sliding knee off the apron. Charlotte sends the leg into the announcers’ desk although and we take a destroy. Back with Asuka countering a large boot with one of those Codebreaker and grabbing every other go armbreaker.

They fall outdoor once more for a little bit sooner than coming again inside of to slug it out. Charlotte misses the massive boot however swings round to hit a spinning again elbow for 2 extra. Charlotte is going for the knee once more however will get kicked within the head. The Asuka Lock is going on however Charlotte flips backwards into the cradle for the pin at 21:23.

Result: Charlotte b. Asuka – Rollup (21:23)

Adam Pearce wishes to peer Bobby Lashley.

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are satisfied to have lovers again.

Bobby Lashley and MVP are available in to peer Adam Pearce, who tells them to stick out of subsequent week’s #1 contender fit. If Lashley interferes, he’s suspended with out pay for 90 days. Lashley does no longer like that however MVP holds him again.

We have a look at Cedric Alexander becoming a member of the Hurt Business and being kicked out, together with Shelton Benjamin. Alexander blamed Benjamin after which misplaced to him a couple of weeks in the past.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Cedric Alexander

Before the fit, Cedric says he’s bored with sporting the washed up Shelton. The Hurt Business kicked Shelton out and Cedric was once simply collateral injury. Cedric has a long run and is in his high however how a lot time does Shelton have left? Tonight, Cedric is getting his hand raised. The bell rings and Cedric bails to the ground as we take a destroy. Back with a fired up Shelton knocking him into the nook and turning Cedric inside of out with a operating shoulder. Shelton stomps away and ship issues outdoor and Cedric is whipped laborious into the barricade.

They get again in with Cedric kicking him within the ribs however having to seize the ropes to dam the exploder. A kick to the top slows Shelton down and a great hurricanrana offers Cedric two. We hit the headlock at the mat to gradual Shelton down and Cedric switches to a cobra grasp. Shelton Hulks Up and sends Cedric into the nook however Paydirt is countered right into a rollup for 2. The Dragon Whip drops Alexander and the rolling German suplexes rock him once more. A poke to the attention will get Cedric out of hassle although and the Neuralizer finishes Benjamin at 9:48.

Result: Cedric Alexander b. Shelton Benjamin – Neuralizer (9:48)

Video at the historical past of RKBro.

John Morrison is satisfied the lovers are going to be again.

Riddle vs. Xavier Woods

They battle over the lockup to begin with Riddle taking him to the mat however Woods drives him into the nook. Woods takes his glove off and is pulled down into the rear bare choke, sending Woods’ ft into the ropes. The rolling northern lighting suplexes have Woods in additional hassle however he grabs his personal suplex for 2. They move to a take a look at of energy with Riddle going to the mat. He pulls himself up to check out a sundown turn however Woods catches him at the shoulders and drops him with every other suplex.

Riddle kicks away within the nook and it’s a double clothesline to position either one of them down. Woods will get despatched outdoor in a heap however will get again at the apron so Riddle can kick away. One of the kicks is blocked although and one thing like an AA drops Riddle once more. Back from a destroy with Riddle hitting the operating forearms within the nook however the backsplash lands on raised knees. Woods snaps off a headscissors and a center rope dropkick will get two.

Riddle is again up with the Bro Derek try however they business counters till Woods ties him within the Tree of Woe. The operating not on time dropkick connects and a gorilla press offers Woods two. Woods heads to the apron however will get kneed within the head, putting in a relatively frightening having a look apron German superplex for 2 (with Woods just about touchdown at the most sensible of his head). The Floating Bro misses and Woods nails a rolling elbow. With not anything else operating, Riddle busts out an RKO for the pin at 12:48.

Result: Riddle b. Xavier Woods – RKO (12:48)

Charlotte will get the Women’s Title shot towards Rhea Ripley at Hell In A Cell.

AJ Styles vs. Jaxson Ryker

No seconds right here and AJ hits a dropkick to begin. Ryker grabs a suplex although and we hit the bearhug to gradual Styles down. That’s damaged up and Styles sends him outdoor for a baseball slide….and right here’s Elias to knee Styles within the face. Back in and a swinging Boss Man Slam offers Ryker the pin at 2:04.

Result: Jaxson Ryker b. AJ Styles – Swinging Boss Man Slam (2:04)

Post fit Omos reveals Elias within the timekeeper’s space after which chases Elias and Ryker to the level. Elias falls down after which will get Pounced into the set to get a divorce some electronics.

Video on Humberto Carrillo vs. Sheamus.

Jeff Hardy is satisfied lovers are going to be again.

Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo

Non-title and Sheamus knocks him to the ground to begin. The whip into the barricade has Carrillo in hassle and so they’re briefly again inside of with Sheamus hitting a snappy clothesline. A gorilla press places Carrillo down once more and the forearms to the chest (seated model) stay him in hassle. Carrillo manages to knock him outdoor although and there’s the suicide dive to ship Sheamus into the announcers’ desk. Back in and Sheamus counters a victory roll right into a cradle with tights for the pin at 3:44.

Result: Sheamus b. Humberto Carrillo – Cradle with tights (3:44)

Post fit Sheamus remains on Carrillo however Ricochet runs in for the save. Ricochet’s Lionsault units up Carrillo’s moonsault (basically onto Sheamus’ face) which units up Ricochet’s 450 to ship Sheamus rolling away.

We recap final week’s screwy end to the Women’s Tag Team Title fit, plus Shayna Baszler making Natalya faucet out on Smackdown, putting in this night’s rematch.

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler and Reginald are within the again. Baszler needs Reginald to stick within the again this night and threatens violence if he involves ringside.

Eva Marie is in nice form and likes serving to other people get in nice form too.

Women’s Tag Team Titles: Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler vs. Tamina/Natalya

Tamina and Natalya are protecting. Baszler and Tamina get started, with Baszler shoving Natalya at the apron. That approach it’s Natalya coming in as a substitute, with Baszler grabbing the arm. They move right into a pinfall reversal collection with Baszler striking on a keylock to gradual issues backtrack. Baszler grabs a briefly damaged Sharpshooter so she so much up the arm sturdy however freaking Reginald comes out, permitting Natalya to roll away. We take a destroy and are available again with Baszler nonetheless operating on Natalya’s arm however Natalya slips out.

The tag brings in Tamina for an extremely low superkick to Nia, however a 2nd try is countered right into a sloppy rollup for 2. The stomping is on within the nook however Tamina hits Baszler within the face. Everything breaks down and Tamina will get backdropped over the barricade. Natalya hits the discus lariat on Baszler however Reginald will get at the apron for a distraction, that means Baszler’s small bundle best will get two. Reginald is going up the ramp however hearth is going off to knock him down, permitting Natalya to small bundle Baszler for the conserving pin at 11:44.

Result: Tamina/Natalya b. Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler – Small bundle to Baszler (11:44)

Post fit Shayna is helping Reginald up after which grabs him, pronouncing that she needs the “Cirque du Soleil Sommelier” subsequent week, the place she’s going to make him want he died in that explosion.

Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston went to a double DQ when the Hurt Business interfered
Nikki Cross b. Rhea Ripley when the cut-off date expires
Charlotte b. Asuka – Rollup
Cedric Alexander b. Shelton Benjamin – Neuralizer
Riddle b. Xavier Woods – RKO
Jaxson Ryker b. AJ Styles – Swinging Boss Man Slam
Sheamus b. Humberto Carrillo – Rollup with tights
Natalya/Tamina b. Nia Jax/Shayna Baszler – Small bundle to Baszler

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has observed over 50,00zero wrestling suits. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,00zero complete displays coated. You can to find his paintings at, or take a look at his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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