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WWE Raw results, live blog (Oct. 11, 2021): Lynch & Flair vs. Banks & Belair

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 11, 2021) from Chase Center in San Francisco, California, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Crown Jewel event set for later this month in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch teams up with Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair to take on the team of Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair, WWE Champion Big E has a face-to-face with the man who will challenge him for the title, Drew McIntyre, King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournament matches, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


Lives of great men all remind us, we may make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints in the sands of time. Of hewn stones, the sacred circle where the wizard sages sat, let us try to remember all the times where they were at while I liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with commentary welcoming us to the show and hyping tonight’s festivities up.

Drew McIntyre makes his entrance and gets in the ring and on the mic.

He says his match against Big E at Crown Jewel will be the one everyone talks about because he’s gonna win the title back. He’s waited months for this match and it’s last opportunity before he goes to SmackDown, so he’s not going to let it slip through his fingers. He wants to tell a story—

Enter Big E.

He says he gets it, he knows why Drew wants to be WWE Champion so badly. He’s tasted the spoils of being champion, and they’re so sweet that he lets the juices of the nectar drip down his chin and onto his neck and betwixt his nipples. McIntyre is a specimen, and incredibly accomplished, but he’s never going to take the WWE Championship from E.

The train has already left the station, and Drew has two options— he can either jump on board, or his big sword-wielding ass can stay on those railroad tracks and get run smooth over.

McIntyre talks about the adrenaline rush of winning the title and hearing the fans go crazy and reminds us all that he’s a two-time WWE Champion and has held it for 300 days but he doesn’t know what that feels like. He lead the company through uncertain times and he’s proud of it, but he’s still chasing his moment, and that moment is going to come at Crown Jewel.

He’s going to run through E and win his title back and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.

Enter the Usos.

They talk about who they think is gonna win (Jey thinks E has it but Jimmy says if that Claymore hits Drew’s gonna win) and slide in the ring to say that the Bloodline may be staying on SmackDown, but they’re here tonight to send out warning shots. They’re here to let you know that Roman Reigns is beating Brock Lesnar to retain the Universal Championship and they’re trying to figure out who will be WWE Champion for the champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series.

They say they’ve got plans for New Day once they arrive on SmackDown, and if E is champ for Survivor Series, it’s done, he’s got the same death wish his boys have. They go to leave but Big tells them to stay, and they end up challenging them to a tag team match.

The Usos jump them with strangely lazy shoulder blocks and lay them out with superkicks!

New Day are interviewed at Gorilla about the possibility of facing each other in the semifinals of King of the Ring next week.

They giggle and leave to make their entrance and send us to break.

Back from commercial, Ricochet gets an inset promo where he talks about what an opportunity King of the Ring will be.

Ricochet vs. Xavier Woods (King of the Ring First Round Match)

Collar and elbow, trading wristlocks, shot off, shoulder block, Woods with a cover for one and then right into the armbar! Ricochet with leg kicks and chops, Xavier passes him to the apron, shoulder thrust cuts off the charge but Woods is able to trip him up! Jockeying for position, Ricky springboards up... SUPERPLEX!

And so we go to break.

Whip reversed, big forearm from Ricochet, trading strikes, Woods blocks a suplex, hanging Ricky up in the ropes, dropping a knee and then a diving leg drop... NOPE! Ricochet lands a wicked knee, rolls through a cradle into a fireman’s carry, California Roll and a kick to the face... BUT WOODS ROLLS OUT! Ricky with one dive, a second, and a third BUT XAVIER SIDESTEPS AND THROWS HIM INTO THE BARRICADE!

Back inside, rolling him over, leg pick, Woods heads up top and walks the ropes...

Xavier Woods wins by pinfall with Limit Breaker.

In the locker room, Matt Riddle rolls up on Randy Orton with news that will blow his mind.

Someone challenged Omos to a singles match tonight, someone who’s got a sweet head of lettuce and loves Lunchables, and that someone is him. Orton tells him he never should have challenged Omos and he’s on his own. Matt is crestfallen before deciding that Randy is talking in code and rambles about getting matching snakeskin speedos.

Mansoor and Mustafa Ali make their entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, commentary exhorts everyone to vote for Miz on Dancing With the Stars.

Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin) vs. Mansoor & Mustafa Ali

Ali and Benjamin to start, Shelton with a big pop-up drop and into the corner for quick tags but Mustafa gets away for a tag before they can really get rolling. Mansoor staggers Alexander with a kick, tag back to Ali, double stomp-assisted back suplex, Mustafa clears the apron with a dropkick and Mansoor dives on Shelton!

Mustafa off the top, nobody home on the 450 splash, Cedric gets him up...

Hurt Business win by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver from Cedric Alexander on Mustafa Ali.

Shayna Baszler makes her entrance to send us to break.

Dana Brooke vs. Shayna Baszler (Queen’s Crown First Round Match)

Brooke charges in, Baszler sidesteps and lights her up with punches in the corner! Sidestep a knee, Shayna clobbers her with a back elbow, second try Dana smashes her face into the turnbuckle and rains punches down. To the next corner, feeling confident, handspring gets caught but she fights out of the Kirifuda Clutch!

Oklahoma Roll gets two, La Casita blocked, Baszler rolls through into an ankle lock! Brooke slings her off, schoolboy roll-through and Shayna clocks her with a hard knee...

Shayna Baszler wins by pinfall with a knee strike.

Backstage, Charlotte Flair cuts a promo.

She asks who cares about Shayna Baszler and she doesn’t care who wins the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Crown Jewel, because she only cares about herself. She’s the most decorated woman in WWE and she’s royalty. Bianca Belair doesn’t have the killer instinct, Becky Lynch talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk, and how many times has she beaten Sasha Banks?

Actually she hopes Sasha wins so she can slap the stupid smirk off her face and take the title from her as a double champion and merging the titles.

Matt Riddle makes his entrance to send us to break.

Matt Riddle vs. Omos

Matt Riddle gets on the mic before the match begins.

He talks about all the thinking he’s been doing, and he tells Omos he’s looking real swole and tries to sic Randy Orton on them but Randy does not appear. Riddle says he’s probably waiting for the secret code and he sings a little of Orton’s music but no Orton. AJ Styles gets on the mic and says this is ridiculous stalling and demands the bell be rung so it can be done and over with.

Styles gets off the apron, we get a bell Matt attacks him but eventually he gets back in there with Omos and eats a huge chokeslam! One foot cover, AJ asks his big buddy to break the cover, saying they’re not done yet, and they can legally beat the crap out of him as long as they want. He wants Omos to do some of the karate he used to do, and he wants a roundhouse kick.

Indeed, Omos hits a roundhouse kick. Styles demands instant replay of the kick before calling for “the ol’ CB”...

Omos wins by pinfall with the chokebomb and a one-foot pin.

Post-match, Styles wants to hit the Styles Clash on Riddle but Randy Orton’s music plays! AJ overthinks it, looking for the sneak attack before telling Omos to go outside to be ready for him. Randy slides in behind Styles... RKO!

A recap of our opening segment follows.

Drew McIntyre confronts Big E backstage about it.

E says they’re gonna beat the bricks out of each other at Crown Jewel, but if they don’t figure their stuff out tonight, it’s gonna be a long one, and for one night only he wants bygones to be bygones. Drew says he’s making some good points, and the Usos don’t wipe their asses without Roman Reigns’ permission, so clearly Roman is scared of them.

They do a big Mega Powers handshake to cement their temporary alliance.

Bobby Lashley makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a refresher on the feud between Bobby Lashley and Goldberg.

Lashley gets on the mic and calls Goldberg out for threatening to kill him, which was actually quite a bit across the line. He says that behavior isn’t befitting of a WWE superstar, Hall of Famer, or a father. He calls Bill a rabid dog who needs to be put down. He’s going to end his career, no more riding off into the sunset and no more misunderstandings— Goldberg cannot beat him and he definitely cannot kill him.

Sasha Banks cuts a promo backstage.

She says Charlotte Flair thinks she’s in charge, but really it’s the SmackDown Women’s Champion that’s in charge, and she tells Bianca Belair to sit back and follow her lead, because she’s the Boss for a reason.

Jeff Hardy makes his entrance to send us to break.

Austin Theory vs. Jeff Hardy

Hardy sidesteps the charge, punches in the corner, smashing Theory’s face into the turnbuckles, he blocks the second, Austin with an elbow, whip to the corner, Jeff with a back elbow! Hardy off the top with the double axehandle, kick to the gut, Twist of Fate blocked, Theory with a rolling thunder dropkick! Cover, kneeling armbar, grinding his forearm into Hardy’s face as the 24/7 title scene comes running through.

Reggie runs away from Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa, R-Truth slides into the ring, Theory attacks but Truth runs away, Hardy with the Manhattan Drop to the double leg drop! Kick to the gut, Twist of Fate, the Charismatic Enigma goes up top... AUSTIN ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE SWANTON BOMB! He thinks fast...

Austin Theory wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

Bianca Belair cuts a promo backstage.

She says she’s won with character and heart, and Charlotte Flair thinks you need to be ruthless, which means cheating, but she’s going to prove that’s not the case when she wins the title back. She talks about how she beat Sasha Banks in the main event of WrestleMania, and she’ll never forget what Becky Lynch did to her at SummerSlam.

Last Friday at SmackDown she had no issues putting both Becky and Sasha through the tables, and maybe a double pin is in their future, or perhaps for Becky and Charlotte tonight.

Jinder Mahal makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Xavier Woods is interviewed in Gorilla with Kofi Kingston.

Again they’re asked as to who would win if they meet in the semifinals and again they do not answer.

Jinder Mahal vs. Kofi Kingston (King of the Ring First Round Match)

Mahal with a side headlock takeover, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, leapfrog, Jinder blasts him with another shoulder block! Kingston explodes out of the corner with a dropkick, Stinger Splash, punches in the corner, whip reversed, boot up! Snap off a tijeras, Mahal rolls to the floor, Kofi to the apron, Penalty Kick, trust fall senton to the floor sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Mahal has a Cobra Twist locked in! Kingston fights out, SOS connects and gets him some breathing room! Kofi with a double jump crossbody, still just two, Jinder suplexes him into the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Kingston knocks him down, Shadows Over Hell... NOPE! Off the ropes, Boom Drop, Woods gets into it with Veer and Shanky, Kofi tries to help his pal out and gets caught in a crucifix... STILL NO!

Kick from the apron, off the top, Jinder catches him...

Jinder Mahal wins by pinfall with Khallas.

Becky Lynch takes her turn at the backstage promo game.

She says she doesn’t have much to say, because it doesn’t matter— she’s beaten them all and raised the bar even higher. She’s always five steps ahead and teaming with Charlotte Flair might be as repulsive to her as the lingering smell of piss in an alley, but she’s still going to lead her to victory because that’s what she does.

Sasha Banks makes her entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up John Cena’s guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair & Sasha Banks

Belair and Banks bickering as befits a relevos increibles, the match breaks down into a wild brawl, referees try to get it under control and fail, eventually five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come down to say it’s not going down like this and the match will be restarted, and we go to break.

The match restarted, Flair and Banks to start, Charlotte with a go-behind, standing switch, Flair nails her with a back elbow, spinning toehold reversed into a pin, no dice! Sasha with a tijeras, la casadora into a victory roll, only two! Charlotte with an STO backbreaker, snapmare into a giant step, she walks off the ropes and Lynch tags herself in.

The Boss sidesteps the leg drop and hits the short Meteora for two! Arm wringer, tag to Belair, quick tag back, barely keeping it together, Bianca ends up back body dropping Banks to the floor, suplex rolled through into a delayed vertical suplex on Becky, off the ropes, big splash... NOPE! Whip reversed, Bianca pops up on the apron and taunts her, Sasha tags in and knocks her to the floor!

Big knee to Lynch, inside, roll through to the Bank Statement crossface, reversed to Dis-Arm-Her, Flair tags herself in blind! Bickering, Banks hits the lungblower and gets into a Frye/Takayama brawl with Becky! Belair runs in on her own partner, Glam Slam into the turnbuckles and referee Rod Zapata waves it off...

The match goes to a no contest.

Post-match they brawl and lay each other out, Lynch hits the Manhandle Slam on Banks to punctuate the whole deal!

Again we get a recap of our opening segment, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

Jimmy Uso is talking to Roman Reigns on the phone and he says everything is on lock for tonight.

Doudrop makes her entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get some hype for Stephanie McMahon being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame.

Commentary hypes up our new Raw roster that will take effect in two weeks.

Doudrop gets an inset promo where she says she stood up to Shayna Baszler last week and if she wins tonight she’s gonna prove to all kinds of children that anyone can be royalty.

Doudrop vs. Natalya (Queen’s Crown First Round Match)

Doudrop dances her way in, Natalya with a big slap, side headlock, shot off, drop down, again Neidhart with chops! Off the ropes, shoulder block knocks Nattie down, Doudrop off the ropes but she rolls out of the way of the senton! Running stomp into the running dropkick, cover for two! Neidhart with a Cobra Twist, grinding it in, Doudrop slings her off!

Corner forearm, Nattie sidesteps the cannonball and hits a discus lariat... NOPE! Pick the legs, step through, Doudrop with a big slap and a counter...

Doudrop wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

We see John Morrison meditating when Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley roll up to comment on it.

Big E is warming up backstage when Austin Theory slips in for a selfie to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of the Hurt Business’ victory over Mustafa Ali and Mansoor earlier tonight.

Mansoor is interviewed backstage, Mustafa Ali blows up on him for being a giant waste of time and trying to make friends and dance and he doesn’t deserve to be here. He tells Mansoor he’s his only lifeline, and without him he’s going to get eaten alive, but honestly this is his fault, because he should have told him he’s a worthless loser the day they met.

Ali goes away briefly before coming back to beat Mansoor down!

We get our main event entrances and we go to break.

Big E & Drew McIntyre vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

E and Jimmy to start, the babyfaces run roughshod on him, quick tags, the Usos end up with McIntyre in the corner and beat him down in turn. Jey with an up and over, Drew cuts him off, straight suplex, only two! Tag to Big, Cobra Twist with punches to the ribs, duck a backfist, Jey with a big palm strike and Jimmy is legal.

Putting boots to the WWE Champion, heat segment rolls on and eventually he gets away but they dodge the big splash, Drew runs interference, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, E catches a kick from Jimmy but eats the enzuigiri, off the ropes, the Usos put him down with a tandem spinebuster! Jey follows it up with the Ode to Rikishi, a second one gets dodged, Big hits the belly-to-belly suplex and the path is clear... TAGS MADE! McIntyre in hot, whip off the ropes, belly-to-belly suplexes on Jimmy Uso!

Schoolboy from Uso for two, spinebuster into a jackknife pin, underhooks, Jimmy slips away, Jey breaks it up, superkick party... SO CLOSE! Mounted punches, fireman’s carry, Drew slips out with an elbow, ducks the lariat, neckbreakers for both Usos and the kip-up! 3... 2... 1... E tags in! Big gets superkicked a few times while Drew fumes, Jey goes up top, nobody home on the splash!

E gets him up, Uso slips out, clear the apron, big corner Rock Bottom... DREW PULLS E OUT OF THE RING! Big and McIntyre brawl while referee Rod Zapata counts, Drew busted open...

The Usos win by countout.

Post-match, the babyfaces brawl with the Usos and then McIntyre lays E out with the Claymore in the ring!

Drew and E stare each other down.

McIntyre’s forehead is really jacked up, actually.

That’s the show, folks.

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