This week’s RAW started as Mr. Money in the Bank came out to the arena. Randy Orton was scheduled to compete for the WWE Championship tonight. RK-Bro also came out followed by Bobby Lashley and MVP who also came out to the arena and entered the ring.
They kept talking about their WWE Championship match later tonight and Big E reminded that he was holding the Money in the Bank briefcase so he had his visions set on cashing in his contract tonight. Both Orton and Lashley said that was not going to happen.
WWE RAW 13.09.2021 Results & Ratings
MVP said Big E was too scared of Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar so that he left SmackDown and came to RAW. Lashley added he was not scared of anyone. The segment ended as Randy Orton nailed Bobby Lashley with an RKO.
Match 1 – Charlotte Flair defeated Shayna Baszler
This was a good match. It went on for over eight minutes and both athletes were quite good in this competition. At the end, Nia Jax cost a distraction for Shayna and Charlotte Flair capitalised with a Big Boot to pin her.
After the match, Alexa Bliss came out to the arena. She offered a present to Charlotte. Charlotte opened a present and it was a doll identically dressed to her. Alexa said everybody deserved a friend. Charlotte argued with her threw the doll to her. Alexa attacked Charlotte and beat her down.
Match 2 – The Viking Raiders and Drew McIntyre defeated Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky
This six man tag team match was short and it was an easy victory for the babyface side. Drew pinned Shanky with the Claymore. Shanky had no such part in this match apart from taking the pin.
Match 3 – WWE United States Champion Damian Priest defeated Jeff Hardy to retain
Jeff Hardy might have lost the match but it was not a jobber type booking for him. This was actually quite a good match where he was equally treated. The match went on for nearly nine minutes and Priest pinned him with a Swinging Face First. After the match, Sheamus attacked Priest but Priest fought back.
Match 4 – Nikki ASH defeated Tamina
The match was booked for 5 minutes and the ending of the match is perhaps the biggest botch of the year so far. Nikki attempted pin Tamina with a Top Rope DDT, Tamina kicked out but the referee counted three. Tamina was a little late to kick out. Nikki won but the announcer of the match announced the winner of the match was Tamina.
Everyone in the arena, the fans, commentators even the wrestlers were puzzled. What just happened? Tamina and Nikki even started fighting after the match not knowing the fact if the match was actually called off. Natalya and Rhea Ripley tried to manage the situation by attacking them.
Match 5 – Rhea Ripley defeated Natalya by Submission
The match was booked for nearly 10 minute and somehow it saved the botches made in the previous match. There was nothing special to be book for 10 minutes as he was quite a slow match. At the end, Rhea made Natalya submit with the Inverted Vertical Leg Lock.
Match 6 – Mace, T Bar, AJ Styles and Omos defeated Mustafa Ali, Mansoor and The New Day
AJ Styles worked for the most part of the match and it was booked in the customer is style of any match in which Omos is booked. He entered the ring at last and destroyed everyone. He pinned Mustafa Ali with a Two Handed Chokeslam.
Match 7 – Doudrop defeated Eva Marie
The match was short and mostly dominated by Doudrop. And honestly, Eva Marie was really bad in the ring. Don’t know how she made it to WWE. Doudrop pinned Eva Marie with a Running Cross Body.
Match 8 – WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Randy Orton to retain
The match was quite good and it was booked for over 10 minutes. Orton was portrayed as a body opponent who could snatch the title any time. But Lashley pinned him with a sudden Spear.
Match 9 – Big E defeated WWE Champion Bobby Lashley to become new champion
Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank after the match. The two minute match was really fun and the best part of the night for sure. E pinned Lashley with a Big Ending. The new WWE Champion Big E celebrated with his friends Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods as this week’s RAW went off air.
This week’s RAW could have been a historic week but ultimately it turned out to be a really average week because of bad booking and botches. Big E cashing in contract was an amazing thing for sure, but it should have been kept a surprise. E should not have appeared earlier in the night. It killed the surprise completely and made it really predictable. And who can forget the botches of Nikki ASH vs. Tamina match? We give it 2.5 stars out of 5.
Sportzwiki Ratings – 2.5/5