08th Sep2021

WWE Raw – Sept 6th 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…ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Vince McMahon: I pushed you in the swimming pool! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! Gotta shave this beard! Can’t let it win! Me: Achoo! VKM: Ahhhhhhh!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Sneezing! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Me: What a weird guy. I… VKM: The first guy I ever f–ked was in a truck down south. I took it in the ass so hard my eyes popped out like goose s–t in a Jello bowl. Me: Wait…how many guys have you f–ked? VKM: The Undertaker! Me: Okay. F–k it. Raw starts now.

Match #1: Sheamus def. Drew McIntyre

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Former friends clashed in a high-stakes matchup as The Celtic Warrior took down fellow former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre with the help of a handful of tights to earn the right to challenge Damian Priest for the United States Title at WWE Extreme Rules. After the bell, an irate McIntyre laid out Sheamus with his own mask.

The Verdict: 9 out of 10 – I loved this. Good God. These two have carried the show all year together and the fact that they get brought back together periodically is a sign, hopefully, that Vince has noticed and appreciates this. It was a great back and forth fight that was relentlessly intense. These two never stopped to smell the flowers…they smashed those mother-f–kers. It’s a match that doesn’t need you to sit on your hands and wait for something to happen…you get the best from bell to bell. It’s great grappling and brutal strikes and one hell of a fight.

Match #2: Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. def. Natalya & Tamina

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The unorthodox team of Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. triumphed over WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina in a Championship Contender Match. Natalya went to lock Nikki in the Sharpshooter, but she failed to see that her opponent had tagged in Ripley. As a result, The Nightmare hit the Riptide to give her and her partner a huge win over the Raw Tag Team Champions.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10 – There was some creative stuff in here, but it all ended far too quickly for a match that felt like it ought to be important. What a shocker. Rhea used Nikki as a weapon and that was fun, but that ended too quickly as well. Still, there were a few things here to see and…well…it was just a few.

Match #3: Karrion Kross def. John Morrison

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After the dangerous Karrion Kross appeared on “Moist TV,” he defeated Johnny Drip Drip with the Kross Jacket.

The Verdict: 2 out of 10 – Dusty Rhodes: Listen Mister Pister! This s–t was over like a man over a trash can in an alley! I mean…it was f–ked in the ass! Squash! I hate them squash matches daddy! Why? Why, damn it, why? Why this booker so cruel to us? I have had it with this nonsense! Blow me, daddy!

Match #4: Charlotte Flair def. Nia Jax – Raw Women’s Title Match

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After single-handedly defeating Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair last week, Nia Jax earned a title opportunity against The Queen. Prior to the match, Shayna Baszler stood on the apron and posed the question: “Would Nia be a champion, or would she choke?” In the final moments of the match, The Queen of Spades helped answer her own question when she caused a distraction that allowed Flair to hit Natural Selection for the win.

The Verdict: 3 out of 10 – It was better than the last one. That’s good enough. It was shorter, faster and harder hitting, but it was also still very weak. At least the better person won.

Match #5: Reggie def. Akira Tozawa – 24/7 Championship Match

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After weeks of dealing with trees, garbage cans, and dogs while defending the 24/7 Championship strolling through parks, the acrobatic Reggie overcame one of the Superstars obsessed with dethroning him, Akira Tozawa, with a quick maneuverer.

The Verdict: 0 out of 10 – Nothing happened. Flips. You like flips? Come see some flips.

Match #6: (Main Event) Bobby Lashley & MVP def. AJ Styles & Omos, The New Day, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor, MACE & T-BAR, Lucha House Party, Jinder Mahal & Veer, The Viking Raiders – Tag Team Turmoil Match

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With Randy Orton & Riddle seated at ringside, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods overcame The Viking Raiders on the back on Woods’ small package. After securing a sound victory over The Viking Raiders, Kingston and Woods earned their second Tag Team Turmoil Match victory over The Modern Day Maharaja and his menacing cohort Veer when Kofi held up Mahal up so Woods could drop in with the attack from the top rope and three-count. The New Day kept on rocking through the Tag Team Turmoil Matches in search of a Raw Tag Team Title opportunity when Woods reversed Gran Metalik and sent him face-first into the canvas to reign supreme over Lucha House Party. Against their fourth set of opponents, Kingston and Woods overcame the odds by besting the towering duo of MACE and T-BAR when Woods escaped his opponent and got the quick pin. In the aftermath, the defeated MACE and T-BAR unleashed a vicious post-match beatdown on The New Day, Mustafa Ali and Mansoor. The ambush delayed the Team Team Turmoil Match until later in the night. After being attacked by MACE and T-BAR backstage earlier in the evening, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods continued to compete in The Tag Team Turmoil Match by scoring a victory over Ali and Mansoor on the back of Kofi’s Trouble in Paradise and Woods’ elbow off the top rope. After heroically fighting through the Tag Team Turmoil Match all night, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods were finally defeated by AJ Styles and Omos thanks to a Styles Clash and a strong assist from Omos. The All Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and MVP overcame AJ Styles and Omos in the finale of the Tag Team Turmoil to earn an opportunity at the Raw Tag Team Championships. After ducking out of the way of Styles’ Phenomenal Forearm, Lashley hit the Spear for the victory.

The Verdict: 8 out of 10 – I enjoyed this long gauntlet that was split in two parts. You get lots of smart, steady tag action that was considerately displayed and I’m boring! Yucko The Racist Clown won’t shut the f–k up! Yucko: I f–ked your mother! Me: I hope you didn’t get dust on your d–k. I love a good, long match and that’s what we got here. The whole angle with The New Day getting beat on by MISS and T-SHIRT turned out well and it was very effective in causing the match to be split in half and postponed until the end. The wrestling is quality from top to bottom and that’s enough to me.

Final Verdict: 6/10

This show turned out really well, at least when compared to last week. Anything would be better than last week. I’m glad there were a couple of good matches here. What a wonderfully average week. I’ll see you next time.

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