WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 27, 2021) from the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, featuring all the fallout from the Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in Columbus.
Advertised for tonight: Big E vs. Bobby Lashley in a WWE championship match will open the show, Charlotte Flair is still Raw women’s champion and Alexa Bliss is devastated after not just losing to her but getting her doll destroyed in the process, it’s the last chance for a lot of match-ups considering the draft is just days away, 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 SEPT. 27
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The show opens with a recap of the last couple weeks of the WWE Championship scene.
Commentary hypes up tonight’s show and the three title matches set to occur.
Big E (c) vs. Bobby Lashley (WWE Championship)
Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Lashley gets him in the corner and breaks clean but E slaps the taste outta his mouth! Bob unloads on him with punches in the corner and referee Chad Patton has to warn him off! Off the ropes, charging forearm crumples Big to the mat! Keeping the pressure up, sending E to the floor, ramming him into the barricade and then fireman’s carrying him face-first into the post!
Big with a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Lashley still in control, putting E up top and climbing to join him, jockeying for position, and blasting Big off the apron and to the floor! Following after, both men going for lariats at the same time and they end up down and out! Back inside, E catches him on the charge but Bob blocks and reverses to a neckbreaker!
Raining punches down on a staggered Big E, drop down, leapfrog, back to life with a back elbow! Scooping Lashley up, he grabs the ropes and slingshots to the apron! Trading punches, E off the ropes... SUICIDE SPEAR! Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin are at ringside in Hurt Business gear and hound Big back into the ring!
Bob with a spinebuster, lying in wait, charging in... SPEAR! BUT NEW DAY SHOW UP TO COUNTER THE HURT BUSINESS AND THE BRAWL SPILLS INTO THE RING! CHAD PATTON HAS TO THROW THE MATCH OUT!
The match goes to an unannounced no-contest.
Post-match, the brawl continues and New Day do stereo topes con giro! Big throws Lashley over the barricade and road agent Pat Buck gets in his way to keep him from pursuing his challenger!
Five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce makes his entrance and says it’s not gonna go down like this, and later tonight, E and Lashley will again meet for the WWE Championship... INSIDE A STEEL CAGE!
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get an official graphic for the steel cage match between Big E and Bobby Lashley.
Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo get an inset promo where they talk about how they’ll dominate the tag division on either brand, should they be drafted.
Angel Garza vs. Erik
Erik shoves Garza back and slams him with a huge waistlock takedown! Front kick blocked, Angel fires off a knee and a lariat and takes his pants off! Clubbing blows, knee lifts, trapping the Viking in a grounded Cobra Twist! Erik with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex, whip blocked, judo throw into the knee strike but Humberto Carrillo gets on the apron to run interference with Garza’s pants.
Ivar plays equalizer, Angel with a superkick and underhooks...
Angel Garza wins by pinfall with the Wing Clipper.
We get a video package recapping Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair and especially the destruction of Lilly.
Reggie makes his entrance and we go to break.
Reggie (c) vs. Ricochet (WWE 24/7 Championship)
We see the 24/7 title scene lying in wait by the timekeeper’s barricade.
Shot off, drop down, waistlocks and standing switches, Reginald slips under, off the ropes, flipping up and over, to the floor and Ricochet dives on him! The 24/7 title scene jumps the rails and beats Reggie down...
Reggie wins by disqualification.
Post-match, R-Truth and Drew Gulak attack Ricochet and somehow Reginald slips away, Akira Tozawa comes down the aisle to cut him off but Reggie nails him with a crossbody and gets away!
We get a recap of AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton from last week.
Matt Riddle scoots his way into an interview backstage.
He says he’s flying solo and trying to get in the zone because Randy Orton needs some time away from him to make sure he doesn’t RKO him into the concrete. He jams to Randy’s theme on his headphones when he suddenly stops and the camera pans back to review AJ and Omos staring him down.
We briefly see that Akira Tozawa is still in the ring tending to his wounds as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Akira Tozawa is in the ring and on the mic.
He demands a match tonight, against R-Truth, Drew Gulak, Drake Maverick, he doesn’t care, he just wants a match.
Enter Keith Lee! (He is, as reports indicated, billed as Keith “Bearcat” Lee.)
Akira Tozawa vs. Keith Lee
Lee destroys Tozawa with a lariat, throws him in the corner for a Stinger Splash before bieling him across the ring! Fireman’s carry...
Keith Lee wins by pinfall with Ground Zero.
Damian Priest gets an inset promo where he tells Sheamus there will be no chances after this and he’s going to pin him, 1-2-3.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for the 2022 Royal Rumble.
A recap of our opening match follows, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
New Day are interviewed backstage.
Big E says first and foremost he didn’t realize they were having a family reunion tonight, and if Shelton and Cedric want to bring their narrow behinds in his business, that’s okay, because when that steel cage goes up, it’s going down! He promised a cash-in and a trios victory, and like Babe Ruth he’s gonna call one more shot— he’s winning tonight, man-to-man.
Sheamus gets an inset promo, saying no disqualification matches are like mother’s milk to him and he’s the best brawler in the business. Tonight’s gonna be pretty ugly, so tell your kids and your pets and your poor ol’ grandma not to watch while he wins his title back.
Damian Priest (c) vs. Sheamus (WWE United States Championship No Disqualification Match)
Collar and elbow, struggling around the ring, Sheamus turns it into a side headlock but Priest gets away and grabs a wristlock. Celtic Warrior with a half-halch into a pin, reverse chinlock applied, Damian breaks away but Sheamus stays on him with clubbing strikes. Broken Arrow for one, action to the floor, Priest with a straight suplex!
Damian pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up, Sheamus cuts him off right after he gets it upright and then throws him into the steel steps! Back inside, Beats of the Bodhran, the champion gets away and goes for a boot but the Celtic Warrior counters... WHITE NOISE OFF THE APRON AND THROUGH A TABLE SENDS US TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Sheamus is teeing off with a kendo stick, lighting Priest’s back up before choking him with it! Tilt-a-whirl slam follows for two, trading heavy strikes, Damian staggered but has his wits about him enough to put the Celtic Warrior to the apron! Lariat countered, action to the floor and Sheamus brawls him around a bunch!
Back inside, Priest with heavy elbows, a pump kick, but the Celtic Warrior puts him face-first into a chair and then hits the Alabama Slam! Damian back in it, South of Heaven... NOT ENOUGH! Slugging it out on their knees and to their feet, Priest with elbows, enzuigiri, springboard, Brogue Kick scouted and he decks Sheamus with a lariat!
Pump knee, Sheamus literally falls into a cover but Priest manages to kick out! Clapping his ears, big boot, Reckoning reversed, Priest blocks the powerslam, jockeying for position and Damian puts him through a table leamed in the corner! Calling for it, drawing him up...
Damian Priest wins by pinfall with Reckoning to retain the WWE United States Championship.
Mustafa Ali rolls up on Mansoor in Gorilla and asks him what he was thinking signing them up for a six-man team with Jeff Hardy.
Mansoor says Hardy is a tag legend and this match could mean the difference between staying together in the draft and splitting up. Ali is about to tell Mansoor what he’d say to Jeff’s face when Jeff rolls up and he says it’s an honor to team with Hardy. Jeff says Jinder Mahal, Shanky, and Veer are big tough bastards but he’s faced bigger and tougher and he can’t wait to twist their fate.
They make their entrance, Mansoor marking out and Ali trying to get him back on track, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for WWE’s TikTok account, but frankly the only reason you should be on TikTok is to follow my girlfriend.
Jinder Mahal and his boys get an inset promo, and they’re not concerned about their opponents.
Jeff Hardy, Mansoor, & Mustafa Ali vs. Jinder Mahal, Shanky, & Veer
Ali and Shanky to start, Mustafa using his speed but the big man cuts him off with a side slam! Tag to Veer, Ali gets away and tags Mansoor in! A shoulder block leaves Veer unmoved, whip reversed, big flying body press knocks Mansoor off his feet and he follows it with an elbow drop for two! The beating continues but eventually Mansoor sidesteps and we get tags!
Hardy and Mahal mixing it up, Manhattan Drop to the double leg drop to the basement dropkick to the big splash... NOPE! Twist of Fate blocked, elbow, Ali tags in, rolling thunder X-Factor... VEER BREAKS IT UP! Hardy plays equalizer but Veer dumps him to the floor where Shanky goozles him but Mansoor makes the save!
Veer sends Mustafa spinning with a shoulder block...
Jinder Mahal, Shanky, & Veer win by pinfall with a wind-up lariat from Veer on Mustafa Ali.
We get a Karrion Kross promo where he rambles on cryptically about how nobody knows where they’ll end up after the Draft, but he knows it all leads to his agony.
Kross makes his entrance to send us to break.
Jaxson Ryker vs. Karrion Kross
Kross right in with kicks, Ryker fires back with forearms, Karrion grinding him down in the ropes, jawing at him, exploder suplex, cover for two! Kneeling armbar, Jaxson fights out, whip reversed, double axehandle, fireman’s carry but Kross slips out and hits the Saito suplex! Krossjacket applied...
Karrion Kross wins by submission with the Krossjacket.
Backstage, five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are in their office when Doudrop rolls up.
She asks for the title match against Charlotte Flair tonight and Deville says she deserves it, unlike Naomi, and asks her to promise that if she wins she’ll do her little dance.
Matt Riddle makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get another recap of our opening segment.
Bobby Lashley cuts a promo about how it makes his blood boil to hear Big E call himself the rightful WWE Champion, again claiming he was injured when he lost the title, but he’s healthy tonight and he’s going to win tonight.
AJ Styles vs. Matt Riddle
Striking in the early game, Riddle backing Styles into the corner, whip across, up and over, sidestep the dropkick and Matt hits the senton. Karelin lift, knee to the face, Riddle ends up on the apron and AJ hits a knee that knocks him to the floor! Back inside, Matt with body blows, Styles cuts him off with a backbreaker and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Riddle with the Pele Kick, starting in on his comeback run but Styles gets the knees up! Ushigoroshi, cover for two! Matt with palm strikes, Styles Rush counters, German suplex from Riddle... NOPE! Matt rises to his feet, fireman’s carry, Pele kick, ripcord knee, AJ with a pumphandle backbreaker, both men are down and out!
Springboard cut off with a kick, Styles on the floor, corkscrew Asai moonsault! Back inside, another corkscrew but AJ catches him into the Calf Killer! Wrenching back on it, Riddle crawls and gets the ropes! Upkick knocks Styles back but a chop block takes Matt off his feet! Posting up, Riddle goes to that special place, RKO blocked... BURNING HAMMER!
Up for the Styles Clash...
AJ Styles wins by pinfall with the Styles Clash.
Post-match, Omos goes after Riddle and chokeslams him in the ring!
We get a video package recapping Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler from last week.
Baszler is walking backstage shuffling a deck of cards when she runs into an interview.
She refuses to comment and walks on by.
Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and we go to break.
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Doudrop (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
Circling, Doudrop really taking Sonya Deville’s comment about dancing to heart, Flair with a side headlock, Charlotte tries for an exploder suplex, body slam denied and Doudrop freight trains her with a chop! Running senton, off the ropes but this time she’s distracted by Eva Marie’s entrance, Flair blasts her from behind...
Charlotte Flair wins by pinfall with Natural Selection to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
Post-match, Eva gets in the ring and poses like she herself won, which leads to Flair running her over and kicking the dust from her boots on her!
We see Bill Goldberg hanging out at home and go to break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley from SummerSlam.
Bill Goldberg cuts a promo from home.
He wants to talk man-to-man to Bob, father-to-father. He hopes he’s a better father than he is a liar, because when he choked his son out at SummerSlam, he had the balls to come out and say it was a misunderstanding, but there’s no misunderstanding, just like when his son was born and he swore on everything holy to protect him from anything and everyone.
Bobby hurt his son, and now he’ll fulfill the promise he made to his wife, his son, and to him, because he’s going to hurt him real bad, and if he’s lucky enough, he’ll even kill Lashley.
In the ring, Eva Marie gets on the mic and says if she had the opportunity Doudrop had, she’d have won the title, and she’s sick of the disrespect. Every woman in that locker room knows she could beat them.
Enter Shayna Baszler.
She gets in the ring, Eva tries to run away but the Queen of Spades drags her back to the center of the ring with the Kirifuda Clutch! Eva Marie taps and passes out and Shayna drags her out over the apron for kicks to the shoulder! Disassembling the steel steps, Baszler drags her over and bends her arm against the steel... BICEP STOMP!
Referees swarm down to check on Eva as she screams and Shayna looks on with the satisfaction of a job well done.
A recap of Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley winning the tag titles follows.
The new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions are interviewed backstage.
Ripley says it’s simple, they’re opposites but sometimes opposites attract and now they have the tag titles in common. The draft doesn’t matter, because as tag champs they get to go where they want, when they want. ASH says as tag champs they need matching gear and asks Rhea what she thinks about the color blue, to which she says blue is great... on Nikki.
ASH sticks around and pitches capes for both of them.
The steel cage lowers for our main event and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get yet another recap of our opener.
Lashley attacks E during his entrance and beats him down at length at ringside, putting him into the post, clubbing him down, just doing his utmost to destroy the WWE Champion! Bob grabs the steel steps and rams Big with them and we go to break!
Big E (c) vs. Bobby Lashley (WWE Championship Steel Cage Match)
E wants to fight and we get a bell!
Big with the Rock Bottom out of the corner, only one! Throwing Lashley into the steel a few times, whip to the corner, Bob explodes out with a lariat! Throwing the champ into the steel, grinding him down in the corner, seated senton across the back! E recovers and throws Lashley into the cage walls, Bob with a wicked head and leg suplex and then he tries to escape the cage!
Big up and after him, jockeying for position, Lashley with a Dragon sleeper! E falls out of it and starts climbing the cage but Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander appear on the cage wall to block him, Bob starts crawling through the door but Big E and Kofi Kingston cut him off at the door and pull Cedric and Shelton down!
New Day and Hurt Business brawl on the floor as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Lashley hits a superplex and both men are down and out! E with the belly-to-belly suplexes, duck a lariat and finish the trifecta! Bob cuts him off with the spear... NOPE! Up to the second, diving overhead elbow, drawing Big up, snap suplex, putting boots to him, wristlock, E powers up, Big Ending... LASHLEY KICKS OUT!
Big walks to the door, Bob picks the leg, E ducks a lariat, spinebuster blocked, whip across, Lashley hits the spinebuster! Bob goes to climb to escape, Big cuts him off, back elbows in the corner, up on one shoulder...
Big E wins by pinfall with an avalanche Big Ending to retain the WWE Championship.
Post-match, Big E celebrates until Drew McIntyre interrupts him.
They have a staredown from ring to stage.
That’s the show, folks.