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Raw 7/5/2021: Lashley/MVP vs. New Day Main Events; Riddle vs. Styles; McIntyre vs. Mahal; More!



Here's what's on tap for tonight’s Raw:

  • Miz TV: The Miz to host a Money in the Bank edition of Miz TV

  • Ricochet vs. John Morrison w/ The Miz

  • Charlotte Flair to address her condition

  • The New Day vs. MVP & Bobby Lashley (WWE Champion)

We're in the ThunderDome for Raw as we get closer to Money in the Bank. We're kicking things off with Miz TV!!


The Miz and John Morrison welcome us to Miz TV! Miz says this is a special edition because his guest on the four Raw participants in the men's Money in the Bank match. Miz puts over his own success in the Money in the Bank match. In his expert opinion, Miz says Morrison will win and Morrison gets a drip rhyme and calls himself America's Moist Wanted. I can't make that up. Miz then welcomes Drew McIntyre. McIntyre says Miz is the reason he has a love/hate relationship with the Money in the Bank briefcase. McIntyre says since Miz cashed in on him, he hasn't stopped fighting until he gets back to the title. McIntyre talks about winning the briefcase and cashing in on any champion. McIntyre says his distant relative is Davey Crockett. His family is fearless and he plans to make another family legend at Money in the Bank. McIntyre threatens to put Morrison's head up Miz's ass. Ricochet joins the party. Miz says Ricochet is rude for not waiting on his introduction. We get highlights of Ricochet's crossbody on Morrison over the barricade. It is sweet. Miz says Ricochet is lucky that didn't cost him his career. Ricochet wants to talk about it and says that was a little taste of what he'll do at Money in the Bank. Morrison and Ricochet exchange words until Riddle interrupts! Highlights of last week's triple threat are shown including Riddle's foot injury. It's bandaged up tonight. Riddle climbs a ladder in the middle of the ring. Miz asks Riddle what he's doing. Riddle says he's really high. Riddle dedicates his Money in the Bank performance to Randy Orton. Miz tells him to shut up. Miz says Orton should punt Riddle. Miz says Jinder Mahal beat McIntyre tonight. AJ STYLES AND OMOS COME OUT!! Styles says Miz doesn't speak for everyone. Styles says he was robbed of the chance to be in the ladder match. Styles says Orton dropped out so it should of been just him against McIntyre. Styles reminds us that he didn't get pinned so he deserves a chance. Styles says Riddle got pinned in the triple threat so it's all his fault. Riddle just to high give Omos and Omos knocks Riddle off the ladder! Omos throws the ladder out of the ring. Styles kicks the injured foot/ankle of Riddle. Morrison attacks Ricochet! Ricochet sends Morrison out of the ring. McIntyre clotheslines Omos out of the ring. Ricochet with a spring board drop kick to Morrison. Ricochet will face Morrison after a commercial.



Ricochet vs. John Morrison w/ The Miz

Ricochet with haymakers right away! Ricochet clotheslines Morrison in the corner and follows up with stomps. Another clothesline and then a scoop slam. Elbow drop by Ricochet for a near fall. Morrison fights back and backs Ricochet to the corner. Morrison catapults Ricochet's throat into the bottom rope. Commentary shows us a replay of last week's crossbody again. Morrison wears down Ricochet with a chin lock. Ricochet battles back and hits a couple chops but Morrison stops him in his tracks with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ricochet is able to send Morrison out of the ring with a head scissors. They battle on the outside with Miz in the middle of them. MORRISON POWER BOMBS RICOCHET INTO THE BARRICADE as we go to a commercial.


We're back with Morrison stomping Ricochet in the corner. Ricochet fights back with right hands but Morrison takes him down. Double stomp by Morrison but misses a kick. Ricochet with a roll up for a near fall. Another roll up for a near fall again. Ricochet hits a face buster but runs into a SPANISH FLY BY MORRISON!!! 1.....2.....NO!!! Morrison works a submission on Ricochet's arm while elbowing his ribs. They battle in the corner where RICOCHET HITS A TORNADO DDT!!! Strikes by Ricochet followed by a discus clothesline!! 1...2....NO!! Ricochet looks to go to the top but Miz squirts him with the drip stick!! Morrison rolls up Ricochet for a near fall. Morrison with a kick to the back followed by a knee to the face! Ricochet avoids a leap by Morrison. With Morrison on the apron, RICOCHET DIVES INTO MORRISON AND BOTH MEN FALL TO THE OUTSIDE!! MORRISON MAKES HIS WAY BACK TO THE RING AND MIZ KEEPS ROLLING HIS WHEEL CHAIR IN FRONT OF RICOCHET TO PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING IN THE RING. MORRISON WINS BY COUNT OUT!! They have good chemistry but that was a dumb finish.

W: John Morrison via count out @ 13:10



Jinder Mahal arrives earlier today on a motorcycle. Kevin Patrick wants a word with Mahal about his match with Drew McIntyre. Mahal talks about their history. Mahal talks about McIntyre thinking he's better than him. Mahal says he should be in Money in the Bank. Mahal plans to prove tonight that he's better than McIntyre.



Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, and Reginald are talking when Reginald sees Alexa Bliss behind them. Reginald tells Nia and Shayna to look but then Bliss isn't there. Baszler yells at Reginald that he needs to stop all this Bliss stuff. They all walk off and Bliss appears again. We got an eight woman tag match later tonight.


A vignette hypes NXT Great American Bash for tomorrow night.


We get a video package where Kofi Kingston vows to make Bobby Lashley pay for what he did to Xavier Woods. We see Kofi and MVP's confrontation with Kofi hitting MVP with Trouble in Paradise.


We see highlights of Nikki Cross defeating Shayna Baszler last week. Nikki, Naomi, and Asuka are in gorilla getting ready for the eight woman tag. Nikki says she's never been more successful and she's hyped to win the Money in the Bank contract. Naomi and Asuka remind her that they are also in the Money in the Bank match. Nikki heads to the ring and Bliss approaches them. Bliss says something about Money in the Bank but it was hard to hear exactly what it was.


Eight Woman Tag Team Match.

Nikki A.S.H., Alexa Bliss, Naomi, & Asuka vs. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Eva Marie, & Doudrop w/ Reginald

They're really calling Nikki "Nikki Almost Super Hero". Naomi and Doudrop are starting the match. Eva Marie immediately tags herself in. Naomi shoves Eva but Eva cheap shots her with a forearm. Eva tags Doudrop. Naomi hits Doudrop with a drop kick sending her to the outside. Things break down and everyone is down outside leaving Bliss and Eva in the ring. Eva turns around and Bliss scream to scare her. Eva rolls out of the ring as we head to a commercial.


Back from the break, Bliss is hitting Doudrop with strikes. Nikki tags herself in and Doudrop rag dolls her. Nikki tags Asuka who hits Doudrop with kicks. Head butt by Doudrop and she tags Nia. Nia and Doudrop sandwich squash Asuka. Nia with a splash to Asuka in the corner. Near fall for Nia. Shayna gets a tag and hits Asuka with body shots. Shayna mounts and hits Asuka with right hands. Shayna twists the ankle of Asuka and works on the leg. Shayna reaches for Nia but Eva tags herself in. Eva with a kick or two before tagging Nia. Nia scoop slams Asuka for a near fall. Commentary says Riddle will face Styles tonight. Asuka fights back with a jaw breaker on Nia. Nia prevents the tag and knocks Nikki off the apron. Head butt to Asuka. Bliss starts hypnotizing Reginald. Shayna runs around and pulls Bliss off the apron and sends her into the barricade. Asuka fights out of the heel corner. Nia charges but goes shoulder first into the corner. Eva tags in but Asuka hits her with kicks. Shayna tags back in. Asuka looks for an arm bar but Shayna counters into one of her own. Asuka escapes. Naomi tags in. Naomi and Asuka hit Shayna with kick suplex combo! Doudrop saves it and hits a cannon ball! Things are breaking down!! Nikki cradles Shayna but Nia made a blind tag. NIA HITS NIKKI WITH A SAMOAN DROP TO END IT!! This wasn't good.

W: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Eva Marie, & Doudrop via pin @ 12:02


Post match, Eva Marie claims she's the sole winner.


Backstage, MVP and Bobby Lashley are drinking champagne with the ladies. Kevin Patrick comes in and wants to know why MVP changed the match to a tag match. MVP says Woods doesn't deserve to be in the ring with Lashley. MVP says he won't be disrespected and Kofi disrespected him last week. Lashley says he will send New Day on a permanent vacation tonight. Lashley says Kofi is ridiculous if he thinks he's beating Lashley at Money in the Bank. Lashley promises to hurt Kofi because they're the Hurt Business and that's what they do.


Mustafa Ali heads to the ring for action next!


Mustafa Ali vs. Mansoor

They lock up and trade counters early. Mansoor backs Ali to the corner but we get a clean break. Off the ropes and Ali with a shoulder tackle. Arm drag by Ali and he goes into a side head lock. Mansoor fights to his feet and hits a back elbow. Mansoor gets fired up and takes it to Ali. Atomic drop into a spine buster!!! 1....2....NO!! Enziguri by Mansoor and Ali gets his foot caught in the ropes. That really looked staged. MANSOOR GETS A GOOD SPORT AND FREES ALI. ONLY FOR ALI TO ROLL HIM UP FOR A WIN! I understand the story but I wasn't impressed by this. Ali tells Mansoor that the high road will only get him so far.

W: Mustafa Ali via pin @ 2:53



Highlight of McIntyre earning his spot in Money in the Bank. McIntyre is in gorilla getting ready for his match with Mahal. McIntyre has opinions about what Mahal said earlier but at least Mahal is willing to fight him. McIntyre goes into another Scottish story about slaying beasts with the sword. McIntyre says he'll defeat Mahal and go on to Fort Worth, Texas to win Money in the Bank!


Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal w/ Veer & Shanky

Lock up and McIntyre backs Mahal to the corner. McIntyre takes down Mahal with a shoulder tackle. Another shoulder tackle by McIntyre. Mahal gains the upper hand and beats on McIntyre in the corner. McIntyre is sent hard into the corner but comes out firing with a clothesline. Chops by McIntyre now. Mahal stops him with a knee. McIntyre turns the tide and pounds Mahal in the corner. Mahal blocks a suplex and suplexes McIntyre. Mahal charges into a belly to belly by McIntyre. Mahal rolls out of the ring. McIntyre follows. Veer and Shanky step in the way which allows Mahal to rake McIntyre's eyes. Mahal suplexes McIntyre onto the announce table as we go to a commercial.


We're back and Mahal has a chin lock on McIntyre. McIntyre fights to his feet but runs into a knee strike from Mahal. Near fall for Mahal. Mahal continues to punish McIntyre in the corner. McIntyre is sent hard into the opposite corner. Strikes from Mahal but McIntyre answers with a Glasgow Kiss!! Clotheslines by McIntyre now. Belly to belly! Another one! Neck breaker by McIntyre! Mahal counters the Future Shock DDT and goes for the Khallas. McIntyre counters and this time HITS THE FUTURE SHOCK DDT!! MCINTYRE WANTS THE CLAYMORE BUT VEER AND SHANKY JUMP HIM FOR A DQ!! Did anyone miss Jinder? That's a legit question.

W: Drew McIntyre via DQ @ 10:15


Post match, Mahal, Veer, and Shanky continue the beat down. Mahal hits McIntyre with the Khallas! Mahal tells McIntyre that he took away Mahal's opportunity so Mahal walks off with McIntyre's sword.




Kevin Patrick is backstage with the New Day. Patrick asks them for they'll adjust their strategy for a tag match. New Day put themselves over as the greatest tag team ever. Kofi mocks MVP for not being cleared last week but now he magically is. Kofi says he must of struck a nerve with Lashley for him to cut his vacation early. Woods says he's back when Lashley/MVP thought he wouldn't. Woods says Kofi will defeat Lashley to become the new WWE Champion. Kofi says anything is possible and he'll prove it at Money in the Bank. Kofi says Lashley can take a vacation after Money in the Bank because he won't be champion!


Mace & T-Bar vs. Lucha House Party

Lince Dorado and T-Bar and starting. Dorado uses his speed to avoid T-Bar early and hits a rana. T-Bar slows it down but Dorado with a kick to the head. Dorado tries a cross body from the top but T-Bar catches him. T-Bar launches Dorado out of the ring like a sack of potatoes. T-Bar with a boot to Gran Metalik. Mace gets a tag and takes over. He slams Dorado on the announce table and continues the beat down in the ring. T-Bar tags in and dims Dorado's lights with a big boot for a near fall. Mace comes back in. Spring board elbow drop by Mace gets a near fall. Dorado fights back with kicks but Mace prevents a tag. T-Bar tags back in and they go for High Justice but Metalik comes off the top to stop it. Metalik dives over the top to take out Mace. DORADO HITS T-BAR WITH A RANA AND CRADLE FOR THE WIN!! This continues to be a bad night of in-ring action.

W: Lucha House Party via pin @ 3:32


Highlights of Riddle getting knocked off the ladder earlier and attack by Styles. Riddle is sitting backstage when Damian Priest approaches him. Riddle talks about worse falls he's taken. Priest tells Riddle to be careful so he doesn't get hurt and blow his Money in the Bank chance. Riddle isn't afraid of heights and he's going to show everyone with the three most dangerous letters in WWE......R-K-BRO!!


AJ Styles w/ Omos (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. Riddle

Styles talks trash to begin. Styles wants to go after the leg of Riddle but Riddle avoids him. They go to the mat and Riddle wants an arm bar but Styles gets to the ropes quickly. Styles corners Riddle and targets the leg. Styles focuses on the leg but Riddle gets a sunset flip for a near fall. Styles goes right back to the leg with a kick to drop Riddle. Back heel trip by Styles and more leg work. Styles tries to send Riddle into the ropes but he just collapses. Riddle is able to send Styles to the outside to get a break. Styles leaps back on the apron and Riddle hits a kick. Styles stops the momentum with a dragon screw over the middle rope. Riddle hops into a crane position and Styles laughs. Pump kick by Riddle! Forearms by Riddle now backs Styles to the corner. Gut wrench suplex by Riddle!! Styles once again stops the momentum by going back to the leg. Riddle with a throw. Riddle tries a kick but does more damage to himself. Another dragon screw by Styles. Styles stomps the foot of Riddle in the corner. Styles has the ref distracted and Omos sweeps Riddle as we go to a commercial.


Back from the break, Styles is still in control. Riddle tries to fight back but Styles chop blocks him. Styles goes to an ankle lock but Riddle rolls out. Styles wants the Calf Crusher but Riddle rolls through and hits a knee strike! BROTON!! 1....2....NO!!! Riddle charges into a boot from Styles. Styles goes for a spring board but Riddle hits the ropes and it knocks Styles to the apron. HANGING DDT BY RIDDLE!!! Riddle goes up to the top rope. Riddle tries a moonsault but Styles rolls out of the way. Styles gets Riddle in a Fireman's carry and drives him hard into the mat! 1....2.....NO!! Styles wants the Styles Clash but the Viking Raiders are in the crowd to stare down Omos. STYLES IS DISTRACTED BECAUSE OMOS IS DISTRACTED AND RIDDLE ROLLS HIM UP FOR THE WIN!! I don't care for the finish but it's still one of the better things about tonight.

W: Riddle via pin @ 12:56



We get highlights of Rhea Ripley chop blocking Charlotte Flair last week. We'll get an update from Charlotte next!


We come back from the commercial with Charlotte in the ring with a crutch. Charlotte has a mic and says she knows it's shocking to see her like this. She compares her injury to Anthony David and James Harden of the NBA. She says their injuries ruined the NBA Playoffs and hers may keep her out of Money in the Bank. Charlotte says Ripley injured her because she knows she can't beat her. Charlotte says she may do the same thing if she knew someone was better than her. However, no one is better than Charlotte Flair! HERE COME RHEA RIPLEY!! She comes out with a crutch as well to mock Charlotte. Ripley hobbles all the way to the ring. Ripley even has the camera man hold the ropes for her to get in the ring to which Charlotte says she's stealing her entrance too. Ripley has a mic and says Charlotte is right. Ripley did exactly what Charlotte would of done. Ripley sees right through Charlotte and calls her drama queen. Charlotte goes to kick Ripley's crutch and both ladies are walking fine!! They both take swings and miss. Ripley drops her crutch but regains the advantage. Ripely gets one shot in on Charlotte before Charlotte bails. They stare each other down.



Up next is R-Truth/Jaxson Ryker against Elias/Cedric Alexander.


Elias & Cedric Alexander vs. Jaxson Ryker & R-Truth

Before we start, AKIRA TOZAWA IS ON THE RUN AND BEING CHASED! Truth bails to chase Tozawa! Ryker is starting against Alexander. Ryker plants Alexander with a big slam. Ryker throws Alexander over to Elias and demands Elias tag in. Elias backs down the steps and goes up the ramp. RYKER PLANTS ALEXANDER WITH A BOSS MAN SLAM TO WIN! Squash.

W: Jaxson Ryker & R-Truth via pin @ 1:04


Lashley and MVP are backstage getting ready for the main event.


Commentary announces four match for next week and one the following week. You can see them below.


The New Day vs. MVP & Bobby Lashley (WWE Champion)

Woods and MVP start. MVP aggressively takes control early and works on the arm of Woods. MVP sends Woods to the mat and we get stare down. MVP backs Woods into the ropes and Woods comes off the ropes with a chop block to the knee of MVP. Woods targets the knee and tags Kofi to comes off the top onto MVP's knee for a near fall. MVP rakes the face of Kofi to stop the momentum. Kofi gets sent to the mat and Lashley tags in. Shoulder tackle by Lashley before throwing Kofi to the corner. Lashley beats the hell out of Kofi in the corner and then follows with a neck breaker. Kofi counters Lashley and kicks him in the face. Lashley quickly regains control. MVP tags back in and tries a stalling vertical suplex but Kofi knees his way free. UNICORN STAMPEDE TO MVP!! Kofi hits a basement drop kick in the corner. MVP rolls to the outside. Lashley comes around to check on him and Woods hits a drop kick through the ropes on him. Kofi dives over the top to take out Lashley as we go to a commercial.


We're back with Lashley taking it to Woods. Snap suplex by Lashley. Lashley continues to control the pace and the match. MVP gets a tag. Lashley holds Woods while MVP hits him with rights. MVP chokes Woods across the middle rope and hits him in the face with forearms. MVP hits the BALLIN ELBOW!! Near fall for MVP. Woods fights back and hits MVP with a jaw breaker. Woods kicks MVP away and tags Kofi! Kofi comes off the top with a double axe to MVP. A shot to Lashley too. Kofi with a bulldog to MVP gets a near fall. Kofi with a kick to the face of MVP and another shot to Lashley. BOOM DROP ON MVP!! Kofi wants Trouble in Paradise but Lashley distracts. Kofi super kicks Lashley off the apron. MVP drills Kofi with a clothesline for a near fall. MVP brings Kofi to the corner and Lashley tags in. LASHLEY PLANTS KOFI WITH A SPINE BUSTER!!! 1....2....Woods saves it. Lashley throws Woods out of the ring. MVP wants the tag and gets it. TROUBLE IN PARADISE TO LASHLEY!! Woods takes out Lashley outside. MVP and Kofi are in the ring. MVP WANTS THE PLAYMAKER BUT KOFI COUNTERS AND HITS TROUBLE IN PARADISE TO WIN!!! They're playing the Kofi has Lashley's number card.

W: The New Day via pin @ 14:34


A pissed Lashley stares down a celebrating New Day as we go off the air. End Show.




Next Week:

  • Falls Count Anywhere Match: Ricochet vs. John Morrison

  • WWE United States Championship Match: Humberto Carrillo vs. Sheamus (champ)

  • Erik vs. Omos (WWE Raw Tag Team Champion)

  • Ivar vs. AJ Styles (WWE Raw Tag Team Champion)

In Two Weeks:

  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The Viking Raiders vs. AJ Styles & Omos (champs)

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