WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 14, 2021) from the ThunderDome at Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this coming Sunday night in the very same venue.
Advertised for tonight: Eva Marie returns, Drew McIntyre takes on one half of the Raw tag team champions, AJ Styles, in a singles match with Omos looming large, after weeks of singles matches between the two sides The New Day and RK-Bro will finally wrestle in a tag team match, 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.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 14
Everybody now bring your family down to the riverside, look to the east to see where the fat stock hide. Behind four walls of stone the rich man sleeps, it’s time we put the flame torch to their keep, but first I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Alexa Bliss welcoming us to her playground.
She says she’s gotten a lot of strongly worded complains about what Lilly did last week, and she only had good intentions when she welcomed Shayna Baszler onto the playground last week, but things got out of hand. She says she’s decided to put Lilly in time out even though Shayna got what she deserved.
Nia Jax rolls up and says Alexa’s gonna see Shayna at Hell in a Cell on Sunday before saying they used to be friends and she knows the real Bliss but regardless she needs to stop messing with her or her friends. Alexa tells her they were never friends, Jax offers to smack some sense into her, and proposes a match tonight.
Bliss mulls it over before crying and saying she didn’t mean to hurt anyone and asking Nia’s forgiveness before laughing and saying she’s just kidding and she accepts the match.
Commentary hypes up various matches for tonight.
Charlotte Flair is interviewed at Gorilla and says she didn’t need a match tonight but she needs her so-called loss to Nikki Cross to be removed from her record, so she’s gonna teach her a lesson.
Charlotte Flair vs. Nikki Cross
Circling, collar and elbow, Flair with a knee and a mat slam!
Rhea Ripley makes her entrance, Charlotte is distracted but manages to take Cross to the floor and beat her down to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Flair is in control, smashing Cross face-first into the mat before locking a reverse chinlock on. Nikki off the ropes, tilt-a-whirl into La Casita but Charlotte kicks out! Trading strikes, Flair busting out the chops and cutting Nikki down! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Cross hits the tornado DDT!
Flair to the floor, she gets distracted by Ripley, referee Shaun Bennett counts...
Nikki Cross wins by countout.
Post-match, Rhea hits Riptide on Charlotte!
Backstage, Matt Riddle asks Jeff Hardy if he has any advice for being in a successful tag team. He says the most important thing is trust, and he should listen to Randy Orton, because he’s been here for a long time. Hardy opens his eyes, Riddle freaks out over his painted on eyespots, and then Orton rolls up.
Matt asks him what he thinks about Elton John for some reason but Randy tells him to listen to him out there tonight.
John Morrison makes his entrance and we go to break.
Jeff Hardy vs. John Morrison
Morrison hits Hardy with the Drip Stick before the bell and takes full advantage, lighting him up with strikes. Cartwheel lariat, Cedric Alexander’s music hits—
Enter Cedric Alexander.
Morrison still in control, leapfrog, roll back but Jeff drops the legs into a pin, only two! Axehandle, right hands, Hardy back in the fight, whip reversed, boots up on the charge. Jeff throws his towel at Miz, up top... WHISPER IN THE WIND ISN’T ENOUGH! John with a TKO over the ropes on the apron...
John Morrison wins by pinfall with Starship Pain.
Post-match, Cedric Alexander gets on the mic.
He wants to apologize to Jeff Hardy for last week, for not showing him the respect he deserves. He idolized him, and then he went back and watched their match and saw how he taunted and disrespected him, and all he could see was a man that he idolized his entire life being a sore winner.
So the only thing he’s sorry for is not kicking his disrespectful as into a retirement home.
Hardy gets on the mic and says if he’s apologizing for not sending him to a retirement home, he’ll retire if he can beat him right now.
And so we go to break.
Cedric Alexander vs. Jeff Hardy
Back in time for the bell, action to the floor, Hardy throws him back in and Alexander hits a dragon screw! Targeting the leg, stomping away, hamstring kicks, Jeff turns him around and hits Hardyac Arrest! Cedric with a Michinoku Driver, jawing away, heading up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE SENTON ATOMICO!
Neuralyzer also misses, Twist of Fate connects, Hardy goes up top...
Jeff Hardy wins by pinfall with the Swanton Bomb.
We get a video package for Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre.
Naomi makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Eva Marie makes her entrance, accompanied by Piper “Viper” Niven, who will actually be wrestling for her.
Naomi vs. Piper Niven
Niven in control, World’s Strongest Slam, off the ropes, low crossbody, scoop lift...
Piper Niven wins by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver.
Post-match, Eva Marie gets on the mic and announces that she has won, without ever actually naming Piper.
We get footage from earlier today of Sexy Muscle Friends having a photoshoot and being distracted by noises.
They walk over and we see Tamina and Natalya training in a ring and they ask them to be quiet. The tag champs tell them if they put half as much effort into their wrestling as they did their looks, they’d be champions by now. Mandy Rose accuses them of getting by on their family names (which is kinda funny since neither of them use them in their WWE ring names) and a brawl breaks out.
New Day make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Drew McIntyre is interviewed.
He says from now on he’s going to call Bobby Lashley “Trashley” (classy, Drew) and puts over his opponent tonight, AJ Styles. He’s gonna need a brilliant strategy, and Scots are brilliant strategists. He’s gonna take a page from William Wallace’s book tonight and tells a story that has zero connection to his brilliant strategy for Hell in a Cell.
New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) vs. RK-Bro (Matt Riddle & Randy Orton)
Riddle and Woods to start, intense action in the collar and elbow, Matt looking for an early sleeper but he gets rammed into the corner and Kingston makes the tag. Kick, assisted Atomic Drop, only two! Double stomp to the elbow, quick tags, arm wringer, arm drag, Riddle pulls Xavier into the corner and makes the tag!
New Day pull ahead, blind tag to Kofi, diving crossbody gets a nearfall! Arm wringer, Randy with a knee lift, uppercut in the corner, Riddle back in and New Day clear the ring! Fakeout dives, New Day taunting away and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Woods and Riddle trading charging strikes, fisherman buster... NOPE! Tag to Orton, assisted corkscrew senton mostly misses but Orton presses the attack and gets a two count anyway. Randy working the arm, quick tags, the heat segment rolls on and eventially Xavier slips out for the tag!
Kingston in hot, dropkick lays Orton out, he sidesteps a stomp, back suplex, Kofi lands on his feet, leaping lariat! Off the ropes, Boom Drop, duck Trouble in Paradise, tag made! Kicks in the corner, charging forearms, overhead exploder suplex! Penalty Kick connects, ripcord knee, dragging him into position... KOFI KICKS OUT OF THE CORKSCREW SENTON!
New Day regroup on the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Riddle and Woods jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Orton makes the save! Inside cradle, Riddle nearly takes it, Pele Kick, tag to Woods, northern lights suplex into the bridge and Matt almost wins a second time! RK-Bro with a double-team powerbomb but Xavier kicks out!
Hanging DDT attempt, Kofi acts as counterbalance and Woods hits a gamengiri! Tag to Riddle, looking for a springboard German, Xavier slips under, electric chair, tag from Kingston... ELECTRIC CHAIR DROP / DOUBLE STOMP COMBO BUT RIDDLE KICKS OUT! A knee sends Kofi sprawling, the path is clear!
Fireman’s carry puts Orton in position for the tag, Woods with a schoolboy pin for two, Honor Roll countered...
RK-Bro win by pinfall with the RKO from Randy Orton on Xavier Woods.
We get a recap of our opening match, because Raw is three hours long.
Rhea Ripley is interviewed and she talks about how much she enjoys humbling Charlotte Flair.
Asuka makes her entrance and we go to break.
Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
Circling, collar and elbow, side headlock, shot off, up and over and Asuka dances. Off the ropes, drop down, block the hip toss, roll-through into a side press, reverse to a crucifix, no good. Rhea with punches, throwing Asuka into the corner, she fires off a palm strike and then a boot, clobbering her with a chop!
Ripley headbutts her, Asuka grabs the octopus hold! Shifting gears, sleeper hold, Rhea buckling but not crumbling and she counters with a senton for two! Whip to the corner, Asuka sidesteps a dropkick and Ripley falls to the floor! Back heel kick, Penalty kick caught and Rhea drops her into the barricade with an electric chair facebuster to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Asuka raining forearms down, Ripley kicks her off, boots up in the corner, throwing the Empress into the turnbuckles and setting her up top. Big right hands, climbing to join her, Asuka lands the missile dropkick! Alarm Clock knee, cover for two, running hip attack... NOPE!
Uraken follows it, big German suplex, basement dropkick, only two! Chest kicks, forearms, wheelbarrow blocked into the inverted cloverleaf! Asuka rolls through, Asuka Lock attempt, Rhea blocks, back elbows, back suplex blocked, duck a roundhouse, duck a backfist, pumphandle...
Rhea Ripley wins by pinfall with Riptide.
Post-match, Charlotte Flair attacks and beats Rhea down! Ripley recovers, it’s a brawl, referees and road agents swarm to break them up! At length they eventually break them up and Charlotte, nose bloodied, promises to kick Rhea’s ass.
Montel Vontavious Porter, Bobby Lashley, and their entourage are hanging out in the party room when an interview rolls up.
MVP berates the guy for asking questions and says the only thing the champ is concerned about is Hell in a Cell. Lashley gets up and takes the mic and promises to throw Drew’s lifeless body around in Hell in a Cell, and says that William Wallace is an apt comparison, because McIntyre has commited a capital offense and he’s going to publicly execute him and mount his head on a stake.
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of the brawl we just saw.
Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
Bliss right in with leg kicks, a sleeper hold, Jax rams her into the corner and snapmares her off. Right back to the sleeper, Nia rams her right into the turnbuckle and trips her up, double knees to the leg! Kicks and forearms, off the ropes but Jax freight trains her down! Putting her in the corner, scooping her up into a slam!
Cobra Clutch applied, Alexa fades, Nia runs the ropes for the leg drop but Bliss sits up and dodges it! Snap roundhouse kick, shove to the corner, sidestep, headed up top, Reginald runs interference and Jax is able to shrug off the tornado DDT! Dropkick connects, Alexa with a basement DDT!
Bliss up top... Twisted Bliss but Reginald breaks it up...
Alexa Bliss wins by disqualification, presumably.
Post-match, Alexa stares Reggie down but decides to back off.
Montel Vontavious Porter is backstage with New Day.
They ask what he wants, and he says he doesn’t WANT anything, he just wants to chat about his offer from last week. Porter tries to blame New Day’s loss on Woods but Xavier says he needs to get home and put water in MVP’s mom’s dish. Kofi says he’s never gonna agree with Montel on this and he has to keep telling him that the reason for his success is his bond with his friends and brothers.
MVP wishes Kofi luck in his match at Hell in a Cell before mocking him for not having a match and leaving.
Elias makes his entrance to send us to break.
Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker
Right hands, whip, Elias with chops in the corner, Ryker turns him around and rams him into the turnbuckles a few times before tossing him aside. Big thrust spinebuster, to the floor, putting Elias into the post, the Drifter decides discretion is the better part of valor as referee Rod Zapata counts...
Jaxson Ryker wins by countout.
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley, MVP, and the girls come to the stage to sit on couches and watch our main event.
AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre
Collar and elbow, Styles with a wristlock but McIntyre shrugs him off. Shoving Drew into the corner, shoulder thrusts, whip reversed, AJ with an elbow and chops in the corner. McIntyre returns his own chops, big back body drop, whip across, Styles with a strike combo, Drew goes for a backslide, float over, the Scot adjusts, Future Shock connects!
No cover, taunting Lashley, the champ gets out of his seat and Omos pulls his tag partner out of the ring! Bob gets up on the apron and the Viking Raiders make their entrance to play equalizer and send us to break.
Back from commercial, McIntyre with a hammer whip that sends Styles sprawling, suplex lift, AJ floats out, right hands, whip into the ropes, Drew turns him around and knocks him down! Styles turns the tide, fighting over the apron, inside, whip to the corner and AJ gets the boots up!
Rear chinlock applied, Drew fights to his feet, body blows get him out of it, off the ropes, Styles floats over into a another chinlock! McIntyre fights out, elbows, a lariat, sheerdrop brainbuster... NOT ENOUGH! Michinoku Driver, only two, back body drop sends AJ to the floor!
Bobby Lashley hits the ring, chaos ensues...
The match goes to a no-contest, at a guess.
Drew hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Lashley on the floor and we go to break!
Back from commercial and we’ve got the obligatory unannounced trios match!
AJ Styles, Bobby Lashley, & Omos vs. Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
Styles and Ivar to start, side headlock, shot off, tag to Erik, AJ pops up, throat thrust, up and over, enzuigiri staggers the viking! Duck a lariat, waistlock takedown, Warbeard back in, short-arm slam, Erik slams him into the Phenomenal One, cover... NOPE! Lashley pulls McIntyre off the apron and puts him into the barricade, AJ regains control and tags out to the All Mighty!
The heat segment begins as the heels work Erik over, Ivar gets the tag but Bob drops him with a thrust spinebuster and the match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory! Omos stands tall and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Lashley is working Ivar over in the corner. Pressing the attack, flexing at McIntyre, tag to Styles and he keeps the heat segment rolling! Warbeard gets some separation and tags McIntyre in! He comes in opposite Omos and immediately gets goozled by the big man! Crumbling under his grip, Drew desperately stomps at his knee until he breaks his grip!
Right hands, Omos shoves him away, tag to Styles, springboard, off the ropes, caught in the belly-to-belly suplexes! Omos goes on a rampage on the floor, throwing the Viking Raiders around, AJ tags Lashley in and he turns around into it...
Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders win by pinfall with a Claymore from McIntyre on Bobby Lashley.
Drew stands tall on the turnbuckles and jaws at Lashley.
That’s the show, folks.