RAW Rewind 10/04/21
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Monday, October 4, 2021
RAW is live from the Bridgestone Arena from Nashville, Tennessee. The show starts with Becky Lynch coming to the ring to a loud ovation. Becky gets on the mic and declares herself as the first pick to Monday Night RAW. Becky says she thinks it's time for her to be Becky two-belts. Charlotte Flair’s music hits and the RAW Women’s Champion heads to the ring, Flair gets on the mic and says she made Becky. Flair says that the two ladies have unfinished business. Becky and Charlotte get interrupted by Bianca Belair. Belair says she has unfinished business with both ladies and that neither woman are ready for the EST. Flair shushes Bianca and says that the champions are trying to have a conversation. Belair says to Flair that she doesn’t go to RAW anymore.
Flair points out Belair’s accomplishments, but she says she paved the way for Bianca. Becky Lynch speaks next and tries to stir the pot between Flair and Bianca saying they should have a match. Both women talk back and forth as it looks like things are about to escalate Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville announce that Bianca will face Charlotte in the main event tonight. They announce two more matches Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya and Tamina in a rematch for the Women’s Tag Team Championships and Jeff Hardy vs. Damian Priest for the United States Championship that is up next.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are on the stage for the first round of the draft. RAW drafts Becky Lynch and Bobby Lashley. SmackDown drafts The Usos and Sasha Banks.
Jeff Hardy vs. Damian Priest – United States Championship
The bell rings, Damian and Jeff tie-up, the hold breaks, and Priest takes Hardy down with a shoulder tackle. Hardy hits a jawbreaker but Priest keeps up his attack the match goes to the floor, Jeff goes for a dive, but Damian moves out of the way. Priest would capitalize with a cannonball onto Jeff as the show goes to a commercial.
Back from the break, Jeff got the momentum and hit Whisper in the Wind. Jeff hit a clothesline followed by a Twist of Fate. Hardy connected with a Swanton Bomb he went for the cover, but at two Priest shifted his weight into a pin and got the win to retain his championship.
Winner: Damian Priest
After the match, Hardy gets an interview and says he loves the crowd and with him going to SmackDown it’s time to see a different side of Jeff Hardy. Hardy gets interrupted by Austin Theory. Theory says he’s sorry for interrupting Jeff and his dream has come true standing in the ring with Hardy. Theory says he idolized Hardy and wants to take a selfie with him. Theory takes the photo and attacks Jeff. As Hardy is down in the ring, Theory takes another selfie.
RKO Bro is interviewed backstage about their match against AJ Styles and Omos at Crown Jewel. Riddle cuts his usual facts about Randy. Randy says he has a proposition for Omos. He says he thinks it’s time for him and Omos to fight one on one.
The second round of the draft is next RAW selects Seth Rollins and Damian Priest. SmackDown drafts Sheamus and Shinsuke Nakamura with Rick Boogs.
Shayna Baszler vs. Dana Brooke
Brooke tries to go on the attack early, but Baszler fights back and makes quick work of Dana and puts her in the Kirifuda Clutch to win the match. After the bell, she continued her attack and was about to stomp on Brooke’s arm on the steel steps before Doudrop came to help Dana. Both ladies had a stare-off, Doudrop went to help Brooke, but Shayna hit her in the back but she had no reaction to it and she smiled as Baszler walked away.
The Usos and Paul Heyman are walking backstage when they get stopped for an interview. Heyman takes credit for keeping The Usos on SmackDown. Heyman gets asked about Brock Lesnar and The Usos stare and him and walks away.
Monsour & Mustafa Ali vs. Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza
Tag team action is next and Garza and Carrillo dominated the match and won the match in a matter of minutes there was nothing to cover about this match.
Winner: Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza
In the third round of the draft RAW drafts AJ Styles, Omos and Kevin Owens. Shayna Baszler and Xia Li are drafted to SmackDown.
Big E is in the ring to cut a promo he says he has been met with challenges such as Kofi and Xavier being on a brand he isn’t on. Big E says he is the rightful WWE Champion after defeating Bobby Lashley. Big E turns his focus to Drew McIntyre and calls him out. Drew’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Drew says he has unfinished business on RAW as he has been biding his time waiting to get another shot at the WWE Championship. Drew says Big E deserves to be champion and that he has earned it. Drew congratulates E and shakes his hand.
Drew challenges Big E to a shot at the WWE Championship. Before Big E answers they get interrupted by Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Ziggler and Roode cut a promo. Ziggler says Big E forgot to thank him and clips are shown on the titantron from when Ziggler and Big E were a team. Ziggler says without him there would be no Big E. Ziggler turns his focus to McIntyre and says he’s next and shows clips of when they were together. Ziggler says all he wants is a thank you.
Drew sarcastically says Ziggler upgraded looking at Robert Roode. Roode says he has been a better partner than Drew. Roode says they call him Big Bob. Dolph says again he just wants a simple thank you. Big E says that he and Drew owe Dolph a simple butt whooping. Big E and Drew challenge them to a match as the show goes to commercial.
Big E & Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
The faces are in control early before Ziggler and Roode are in control. Roode misses a diving knee and Drew McIntyre is tagged in. Drew takes out both men, he goes for a shoulder tackle but misses and hits the ring post. Dolph takes control and hits him with a superkick before going to a commercial.
Back from the break Roode and Drew make tags. Big E gets a hot tag and hits Dolph with a splash. Big E hits a urinage, but with the help of Robert Roode, Ziggler hits a Zig-Zag. On the outside of the ring, Drew takes out Roode. Back in the ring Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Drew tags himself in and hits the Claymore Kick to win the match.
After the bell, Big E tells Drew he will see him at Crown Jewel.
Winner: Drew McIntyre & Big E
Backstage superstars chase Reginald for his 2/47 Championship but he gets away. Before he left the building Reginald ran into Commander Azeez and Apollo Crews.
Kevin Owens the newest member of RAW comes to the ring, but before he speaks he gets interrupted by Tozawa. Tazawa apologies for interrupting KO he says he wants Reginald. Owens hits Tozawa with a stunner and leaves the ring.
The fourth-round picks are next, RAW drafts The Street Profits and Finn Balor. SmackDown gets the Viking Raiders and Ricochet.
Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley (C) vs. Tamina & Natalya – Women’s Tag Team Championships
Natalya and Nikki A.S.H start the match, Nikki is in control until Tamina comes into the match. Tamina powers over Nikki showing off her power. Rhea Ripley and Natalya are tagged in. Ripley is all over Natalya. Tamina and Natalya are on the floor and Nikki hits them with a crossbody. Before getting taken down Tamina was tagged in. Ripley hit her with a Riptide and Nikki finished her off with a splash to win the match.
Winner: Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley
In the fifth round of the draft, RAW picks Alexa Bliss and Karrion Kross. SmackDown drafts Cesaro and Humberto Carrillo and Angel Garza.
Goldberg makes his return and comes to the ring to break Bobby Lashley’s neck after attacking his son at SummerSlam. Lashley comes out to the stage. Lashley says what he did was a misunderstanding. Lashley says he knows Goldberg is angry, but he thinks Goldberg should give him an apology. Lashley gives Goldberg a match at Crown Jewel in a No Holds Barred Match. Goldberg says he will apologies to Bobby’s kids after he is done with him. Goldberg says one thing is for sure and that Bobby is next and dead. Bobby says Goldberg can’t kill him. Bobby says that the next time he’s with Goldberg’s son it won’t be a misunderstanding, he asks what Goldberg would do if someone jumped him. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin try to attack Goldberg, but Goldberg takes out both men.
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage he says he is better than ever and he will focus on Edge this Friday on SmackDown.
The New Day vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin
The New Day was on a roll in this match, and they made quick work of both men. Woods hit Alexander with a beautiful flying elbow to win the match.
Winner: The New Day
After the match, The Street Profits came out to congratulate The New Day on their win. They let the crowd know they want the smoke. Montez Ford pours Kofi a drink and they celebrate in the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Omos
We don’t get a match between the two superstars instead a promo from both teams. In the end, both teams fought, and Randy Orton hit AJ Styles with an RKO before he left the ring.
In the sixth and final round of the draft, RAW selects Carmella and Gable Steveson. SmackDown gets Ridge Holland and Sami Zayn.
Bianca Belair vs. Charlotte Flair
Becky Lynch joined the commentary team for this match. Flair and Belair put on a back-and-forth match. Belair hit Flair with a suplex holding Charlotte up for a while. Belair went for a moonsault, but Charlotte got her knees up and started hitting chops. The Queen showed off her power and slammed Bianca to the mat.
Flair tried to hit Natural Selection but Bianca countered both ladies had momentum swings and Flair connected with a spear. Bianca got up and hit a spinebuster. Belair climbed to the top rope but was knocked off. Charlotte hit a big boot, Flair climbed to the top rope and went for moonsault Belair moved but Charlotte hit a standing moonsault after missing.
Moments later Belair got up and hit the KOD, she went for the pin, but Becky pulled Belair out of the ring and beat her up the match ended in a disqualification. Becky continued her attack and hit Bianca with a Manhandle Slam. Sasha Banks attacked Becky from behind and hit her and Bianca with double knees. Banks hit Becky with a backstabber and stood tall in the ring as the show went off the air.