06th Oct2021

WWE Raw – Oct 4th 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 we have a whole bunch of…wait…I need to say something. I was a bit of a b–ch the last few reviews. I just saw that Pauline Kael documentary and it made me realize that I don’t wanna be a jack-ass like she was. I apologize for being too hard on the last few reviews. I need to be less vindictive when I review. That being said… Mike Graham: Jeff Jarrett never drew a dime! Darth Vader: Neither did you! Mike: That’s not true! That’s impossible! Darth Vader: Search your feelings! You know it to be true! Mike: Nooooooooo!!!!!! Noooooooooo!!!!!! Darth: Michael. We can destroy The Emperor. He has foreseen it! It is your destiny! Join me and together we’ll rule the galaxy as father and son! BANG! BANG! Me: I sure am glad I brought that gun to shoot people with. It’s Draft night…part 2!

[Author’s Note: Riddle and Gable Steveson, who were accused of sexual misconduct, are on this show and if that alarms or upsets you, then viewer discretion is advised].

Match #1: Damian Priest def. Jeff Hardy – WWE United States Championship Match

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Jeff Hardy got another opportunity at Damian Priest’s United States Championship, and it was another wild match between the two. The Charismatic Enigma went to the top rope and planted Priest with a Swanton Bomb. Hardy appeared to have the title won, but The Archer Of Infamy kicked out of the pin attempt, reversing it into a rollup to get the three-count and retain his title.

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Match #2: Shayna Baszler def. Dana Brooke

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The wicked Shayna Baszler made quick work of another opponent as she defeated Dana Brooke with her patented Kirifuda Clutch submission. The Queen of Spades was undoubtedly looking to inflict more damage after the match until Doudrop emerged to rescue Brooke and save her from likely injury.

The Verdict: 1 out of 10

Match #2: Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo def. Mansoor & Mustafa Ali

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The brand new tag team of cousins, Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo, looked to claim another big win, and they did just that at the expense of Mansoor & Mustafa Ali. After some further miscommunication between Mansoor & Ali, the handsome young duo went a little devious to get the win, as Carrillo smashed Ali head-first into the ring post, allowing Garza to pick up the pinfall victory.

The Verdict: 1 out of 10

Match #3: Big E & Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

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Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode were bold enough to interrupt Drew McIntyre and Big E right after The Scottish Warrior issued a challenge for a WWE Championship Match to the current champion, triggering this impromptu tag team battle. The Dirty Dawgs were in control, but E and McIntyre eventually turned it around as McIntyre connected with a Claymore on his former partner, Ziggler, for the win.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #4: Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. def. Natalya & Tamina – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match

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Natalya & Tamina got their highly-anticipated rematch for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship, but Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. were more than ready for the challenge. It was a physical battle throughout, and the end came when The Nightmare nailed Tamina with her Riptide and proceeded to have The Almost Superhero climb to her shoulders to deliver a big splash to retain the championship gold.

The Verdict: 5 out of 10

Match #5: The New Day def. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin

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A rivalry was renewed as The New Day’s Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods took on The Hurt Business’ Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander. After Alexander & Benjamin had been weakened by Goldberg, The New Day took advantage and sealed the deal when Woods flew high off the top rope to hit Alexander with a big Elbow Drop to triumph.

The Verdict: 4 out of 10

Match #6: (Main Event) Bianca Belair def. Charlotte Flair (disqualification)

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A massive main event closed out Night Two of the WWE Draft as “The EST of WWE” Bianca Belair met “The Queen” Charlotte Flair. The match lived up to the hype as these two former WrestleMania main-eventers slugged it out, but the end came when SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch emerged from behind the announce table to attack Belair. As The Man aimed to do more damage to The EST, Sasha Banks came out to the ring to make sure that this night belonged to The Boss as she laid out both of her future WWE Crown Jewel opponents as Raw concluded.

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

WWE DRAFT

Monday Night Raw – Night Two – 10/4/2021

Round 1

  • SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch – Raw
  • SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos – SmackDown
  • Bobby Lashley – Raw
  • Sasha Banks – SmackDown

Round 2

  • Seth Rollins – Raw
  • Intercontinental Champion King Nakamura (with Rick Boogs) – SmackDown
  • United States Champion Damian Priest – Raw
  • Sheamus – SmackDown

Round 3

  • AJ Styles and Omos – Raw
  • Shayna Baszler – SmackDown
  • Kevin Owens – Raw
  • Xia Li – SmackDown

Round 4

  • The Street Profits – Raw
  • The Viking Raiders – SmackDown
  • Finn Bálor – Raw
  • Ricochet – SmackDown

Round 5

  • Karrion Kross – Raw
  • Humberto Carillo and Angel Garza – SmackDown
  • Alexa Bliss – Raw
  • Cesaro – SmackDown

Round 6

  • Carmella – Raw
  • Ridge Holland – SmackDown
  • Gable Steveson – Raw
  • Sami Zayn – SmackDown

After Raw went off the air on Monday night, the following additional WWE Draft picks have been announced courtesy of Raw Talk streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else:

Raw

  • Dana Brooke
  • Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Jaxson Ryker
  • Veer
  • Liv Morgan
  • Mia Yim
  • Tamina
  • Tegan Nox
  • Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander
  • The Miz

Smackdown

  • Jinder Mahal & Shanky
  • Natalya
  • Shotzi

Final Verdict: 4/10

Two top-notch matches got tainted by lack of time for the first and a DQ for the second. The rest of the matches were too short or weak to mean anything more than time spent. Jeff and Damien had a really great thing going, but it ended abruptly and that was that. Jeff getting attacked by Austin Theory during the whole selfie ruse was cute and effective…I think. Goldberg and Bobby Lashley challenged each other to a No Holds Barred Match at Crown Jewel. Big E and Drew McIntyre will fight for the WWE World Title at Crown Jewel. Becky Lynch is on Raw now…as the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Apart from when she turns down title defenses, Becky doesn’t get booed. Yeah, Becky is a heel. Bianca gets cheered now, but if they keep shoving her down the audience’s throat at the expense of other beloved wrestlers, then she’ll go the way of John Cena, as she is rather arrogant whenever she talks…like he was when he did. I hope that doesn’t happen, but history is doomed to be repeated if not heeded. As for this draft, Gable Steveson got drafted Raw. If he can wrestle, then Gable will do fine. Seth and Kevin are back on the show, so there you go on that. Xia Li and Ridge Holland on SmackDown. Hmm. Maybe that will go well? Boy. There just wasn’t much here. The first and last match were fun. Charlotte and Bianca were very swift and brisk with their offense. I wouldn’t say they wrestled, but they performed quite vigorously. That Old Chick From The Princess Bride: Booooooo!!!!!!! Boooooo!!!!! Booooo!!!!!! Me: Why do you do this? Old Chick: …because you had love in your hands and you gave it up! Me: …but they would have killed Wesley if…wait a minute… BANG! Three hours of wrestling and there’s not much to show for it. Maybe a bit over a half hour of action for the three hours? Jeez. What a waste. Well, I’ll see you next time. Eminem: Yo dawg! BANG! Me: Yo dead.

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