08th Jun2021

WWE Raw – Jun 7th 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and… A Goose: Honk! Me: What the… A Goose: Honk! Me: Hey! Stop that! A Goose: Honk Honk! Me: Shut up! A Goose: Honk! Me: You’re pissing me off! A Goose: Honk! Me: Shut the f–k up! A Goose: I brought my wife flowers and she blurted out “Am I supposed to open my legs for you or something?”, to which I replied “Why? Do we not have a vase?” Me: What? A Goose: Honk! Me: I’ve had enough of this goose s–t. A Goose: Honk! Me: I heard you the first time you fuzzy putz! A Goose: Honk! Me: What did you call me? A Goose: Honk! Me: That’s it! Take this ya dink! (A Goose is punched) Me: Asshole! Okay. Raw starts… A Goose: Honk! Me: Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch! That’s it! I’m leaving! A Goose: Honk!

[Author’s Note: Matt Riddle, a wrestler accused of rape and not found guilty or innocent of the charges in a court of law, is on this show and viewer discretion should be advised if that alarms or upsets you].

Match #1: Battle Royal For Raw Tag Titles Shot – Winners: The Viking Raiders

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Chaos ruled from the start, as AJ Styles & Omos called out their potential challengers and even incited a late entry from John Morrison. Riddle & Randy Orton got the action started with a flurry of RKOs and the strength of MACE & T-BAR controlled stretches of the match. As the dust began to settle between The New Day and RK-Bro, The Viking Raiders sprang into action and overpowered The Viper to lock up the coveted title opportunity.

The Verdict: 3 out of 10 – These teams tried, but it just never came together. The teams got stuck doing a comedy stunt show that got serious only when it came time to pick a winner.

Match #2: Jaxson Ryker def. Elias

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Elias once again reiterated that he’s completely done dealing with his former tag team partner, and the new-look Jaxson Ryker responded with a vicious pummeling to return the favor. Ryker carried over the aggression into the ring, and as the assault overwhelmed Elias, the chart-topping performer headed up the ramp setting up the count-out finish.

The Verdict: 3 out of 10 – This was a couple of minutes them hitting each other. That’s it. What a shame.

Match #3: Ricochet vs. Humberto Carrillo (double countout)

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An irritated and bruised United States Champion sat ringside, as he watched as the showdown between Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo decided his next challenger. Both competitors The high-flyers were both grounded by a jaw-dropping Spanish Fly from Ricochet that resulted in a double count-out of both competitors which incited a cackle from Sheamus.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – This was about five minutes of these two trying to cram a whole match in a miniature one. Both guys were impressive, but they were given little to no time to do anything of value.

Match #4: Jeff Hardy def. Cedric Alexander

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New school swagger met old school savvy in a matchup between Cedric Alexander and Jeff Hardy. Alexander showed off flashy moves and unbridle brutality, but The Charismatic Enigma served up humble pie with a signature Swanton Bomb to make a big-time statement.

The Verdict: 5 out of 10 – Like the last match, this was too short to live-up to its potential. That being said, there isn’t a false move in this contest. Jeff won and there are far worse things in wrestling than losing to a multi-time World Champion, Cedric doesn’t come out of this looking too weak.

Match #5: Nikki Cross/Asuka def. Charlotte Flair/Rhea Ripley

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The ongoing game of cat-and-mouse with Nikki Cross prompted a strange alliance between WWE Hell in a Cell opponents Rhea Ripley & Charlotte Flair. Asuka brought her own scores to settle, and The Queen and The Nightmare were often more preoccupied with proving a point to each other. One small spark and the partnership between Ripley and Flair combusted, as The Queen landed a Natural Selection among the frenzy and Cross slid in for the pin to usher in the celebration with The Empress of Tomorrow.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – This got a lot of time, but it got slowed to a crawl by a feud between Flair and Ripley. There were points where the match started to pick up, but Ripley and Flair brawling led to the match falling off.

Match #6: Mansoor def. Drew Gulak

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Mustafa Ali offered words of advice to Mansoor, as he awaited a new challenge in his upstart red brand run. Drew Gulak offered an clinical challenge for the newcomer, but an underhanded roll-up was met with a quick reversal from Mansoor who scored his first Raw victory.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10 – Well, these guys tried to get this match moving, but time was really not on their side…poor bastards.

Match #7: (Main Event) Kofi Kingston def. Matt Riddle

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The ongoing rivalry between The New Day and RK-Bro hit new heights as the two teams brawled throughout the Tag Team Battle Royal earlier in the night. Kofi Kingston looked to prove a personal point by challenging Riddle, and The Original Bro was spurred on by the presence of his good friend Randy at ringside. In the waning moments it appeared Riddle was in control as Orton coaxed him on to finish off his opponent. As The Original Bro looked to channel The Legend Killer, Kingston dodged an RKO and unleashed a Trouble in Paradise to claim the win.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10 – This was a burst of energy on a show that really needed it. Riddle and Kofi charged at each other when the bell rang and never relented. It was like watching Paris Hilton mounting a roast on cheat day. Kofi was a man possessed all the way through this fight. Whew! I farted. Okay. This was pretty good.

Final Verdict: 4/10

There’s some good wrestling, but the matches were so short that this show barely got forty minutes of wrestling in a three hour show. Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre will have their title fight in the Hell In A Cell Match. At least we know now. Boy was this a dull show. Okay. I’ll see you next week. Take care.


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