WWE Raw Results and Highlights: John Cena kicked off the show. Goldberg returns and confronts Bobby Lashley. Nikki A.S.H is the new Raw Women’s champion

WWE Raw Results and Highlights: John Cena kicked off the show. Goldberg returns and confronts Bobby Lashley. Nikki A.S.H is the new Raw Women's champion
WWE Raw Results and Highlights: John Cena kicked off the show. Goldberg returns and confronts Bobby Lashley. Nikki A.S.H is the new Raw Women's champion

WWE Raw Monday Night Raw Results and Highlights: Check out the big highlights and what happened on WWE Monday Night RAW Episode on July 20th: This is the live blog for WWE Raw. Here, we will be updating the WWE Raw Results and provide you with all the live updates from the show.

Also Read: WWE Raw: John Cena to kick-off this week’s Monday Night Raw. Another big return rumored for the night. Check here 

Here are the events from the night-

  • John Cena kicked off the show
  • Riddle & The Viking Raiders vs. John Morrison, AJ Styles & Omos
  • Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker (Symphony of Destruction match)
  • Charlotte Flair’s Championship Celebration
  • Natalya & Tamina vs. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
  • Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo (US Championship)
  • Bobby Lashley’s Open Challenge
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Keith Lee (Open Challenge)
  • Goldberg returns
  • Karrion Kross vs. Jeff Hardy (Karrion Kross’ Debut on WWE Raw)
  • Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women’s Championship)

Also Read: WWE Raw: A “Big” Name to debut on tomorrow’s Monday Night Raw. Name yet to be revealed! 

 

Here are the WWE Raw Results and Highlights:

Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair (Raw Women’s Championship)- The main event is upon us now. Charlotte tried to act smart, but Rhea caught her with a face-first slam to the mat. Rhea was unleashing heavy strikes in the initial stages and not giving a moment of respite to the queen.

Charlotte however replied by slamming Rhea’s face on the turnbuckle on either side of the ring. She hit a heavy strike on her face, but Rhea replied with a slam and a running dropkick. The action then shifted outside the ring and Charlotte kicked on Rhea’s knee who was standing on the apron. Rhea slammed knee-first on to the floor and Charlotte further vandalized the pain on Rhea’s knee with a chop block to the back of the knee.

After the commercial, both ladies were in the ring with Charlotte working on Rhea’s injured knee. Rhea however wasn’t giving up and suplexed Charlotte to gain some time. She fought back hard with multiple clotheslines and then a kick on Charlotte’s abdomen.

Just when it felt like Rhea had the momentum favoring her, Charlotte hit Rhea with a big boot on the face. Rhea was in pain but still not backing down. In the losing moments, Charlotte was hit with a Rip Tide and when Rhea attempted a pinfall, it was just a 2-count. Charlotte escaped the ring and the match got disqualified with the referee’s 10-count.

After the match got over, Rhea unleashed fury on Charlotte which helped Nikki A.S.H to cash in her Money in the Bank contract and became the Raw Women’s Champion for the first time by diving right on Charlotte from the top-rope.

WWE Raw Results: Rhea Ripley won via DQ, but Nikki A.S.H cashed in her MITB contract to become the new Raw Women’s Champion.

 

Alexa’s Playground- Alexa welcomed back Lilly. Meanwhile, Eva Marie and Doudrop interrupted the show.

 

Karrion Kross vs. Jeff Hardy (Karrion Kross’ Debut on WWE Raw)- Jeff Hardy entered with his old theme song “No More Words.” The first-time match received big pop for Hardy. Kross however looked intimidating and hit three slams to the future Hall of Famer. Kross was however stunned as Hardy out of nowhere hit him with a Twist of Fate.

As Hardy went for a Swanton, Kross escaped, but he seemingly got rolled up by Hardy for a pinfall. Hardy used the middle rope to get some assistance and escaped with a victory. The shell-shocking victory of Jeff Hardy made Karrion Kross furious whose WWE Raw debut got spoiled. Also, this is Kross’ first-ever loss in WWE.

WWE Raw Results: Jeff Hardy beat karrion Kross via pinfall

 

 

In the ring- Jinder Mahal along with Veer & Shanky was in the ring and he said that it’s his birthday and he is happy that Drew is not the Mr. Money in the Bank. He showed the last night’s footage and felt too good about it. Jinder then asked Shanky to sing the Birthday song, as Shanky was singing, Drew McIntyre entered the ring from behind and hit Mahal with a steel chair.

Jinder escaped with Veer, but Shanky was caught in the ring with Drew McIntyre. Drew unleashed agony on Shanky and hit him with multiple chair strikes until the chair got dismantled.

He went outside the ring grabbed yet another chair and hit Shanky with 20 consecutive strikes to completely destroy Shanky. Meanwhile, Jinder and Veer were looking from the ramp shell shocked.

 

 

Backstage- Bobby Lashley looked furious as he wasn’t amused with Goldberg’s presence

 

 

Bobby Lashley vs. Keith Lee (Open Challenge)- The two colossal figures started off with the classic wrestling hold before Lashley started off with some heavy strikes. Lee however returned the favor by lifting Lashley to the corner post.

Lee tried a spirit bomb in the early stages, but the Almighty WWE Champion prevailed. Soon Lashley took control as he muscled Lee despite the latter’s enormous size. The action shifted outside the ring, Lee smashed Lashley against the corner post, but the all-mighty WWE Champion replied with a running Spear on the outside.

Lashley looked pretty strong and he continued the dominance. He tried putting Lee in the Hurt Lock, but Lee’s size didn’t let him succeed. In the end, Lashley hit a spear to finish the match.

WWE Raw Results: Bobby Lashley defeated Keith Lee via pinfall

When the match ended and Lashley was celebrating his victory, Goldberg’s music hit, and Lashley was left shell shocked. Golberg walked into the face of Lashley and screamed “I’ Next”

 

 

Bobby Lashley’s Open Challenge- The All-Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is in the ring with MVP, and it is expected that Goldberg might answer Bobby’s open challenge. The segment started with Bobby Lashley saying last night he did all the talking by destroying Kofi Kingston.

MVP said that all of you are lucky to witness the All-Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. He further said that Lashley made a statement last night at the expense of Kofi Kingston. He then addressed that Kofi said Lashley has become soft, but his words lit an inferno in the heart of the Champion. MVP kept talking and said that there is no one in the Raw roster to take the WWE Championship away from him.

Bobby Lashley then took the mic and said who is it going to be to take the open challenge. To everyone’s surprise, Keith Lee made his way back to the Red brand after almost 6 months. He hasn’t been seen since January.

Lashley had a puzzled look on his face as he wasn’t expecting Keith Lee to step up for the open challenge. In a few moments, we will be having Keith Lee vs. Bobby Lashley.

 

 

Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo (US Championship)- Carrillo was quick to bring the fight to Sheamus. He seemed in a hurry to finish off Sheamus and dived body first from the top rope to the outside on Sheamus.

Carrillo was ambushing the champion with repetitive strikes and kicks. Carrillo tried removing Sheamus’ faceguard but it was failed attempt as Sheamus escaped from the ring. Humberto was looking for a running dive on the outside from the middle rope but Sheamus hit him with a double axe handle and then powerbombed him on the apron.

After the commercial, both men were in the ring with Sheamus having Carrillo’s right shoulder locked in his arms. Sheamus continued the assault but spreading his mouth with his hands. Sheamus again tried to do the same, but this time Carrillo bite his hands that gave Carrillo the much-needed momentum.

Carrillo then dropkicked Sheamus who went outside the ring near the announce table and then dived on him from the middle rope to sent him over the announce table. In the closing moments, Carrillo tried punching Sheamus on his face, but the faceguard protected him. Sheamus hit a headbutt on Carrillo and then finished the proceedings with Brogue Kick.

WWE Raw Results: Sheamus defeated Humberto Carrillo via pinfall

 

 

Natalya & Tamina vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler- The match was in progress after we returned from the commercial. Baszler and Natalya were in the ring with Natalya’s leg locked in a submission.

Nia Jax cleared the outside work as she planted a Samoan drop on Tamina into the barricade. Natalya was struggling in the ring as Shayna stomped her hand once. Natalya somehow made her way to the corner and Tamina took the tag to change the momentum. 

In the closing moments, Reginald tried distracting Tamina but things didn’t pan out the way he would have liked, and Tamina Superkicked Baszler to pick up a win.

WWE Raw Results: Tamina pinned Shayna Baszler to pick up a win for her team

After the match got over, Shayna blamed Reginald for the loss and Nia headbutt him to break the association. Finally, Reginald was left all alone in the ring until Akira Tozawa came escaping other competitors who were chasing him for the 24/7 title. Reginald took advantage and pinned Akira Tozawa to become the new 24/7 Champion.

WWE Raw Results: Reginald pinned Akira Tozawa.

 

 

Charlotte Flair’s Championship Celebration- Flair is in the ring and says “This feels so good.” She says that she is happy to be the Raw Women’s Champion again. While she was speaking, everyone in the arena was chanting “Becky! Becky! Becky!” Replying to the chants, she said “yes yes, Becky is breastfeeding at her home.”

She continued bragging about herself that she is an 11-time Women’s Champion and she is proud of this. She said that she can defeat Rhea any night of the week. All of a sudden, Rhea’s music hit and the former Raw Women’s Champion made her way to the ring looking completely dejected.

Rhea asked for a match tonight but Charlotte declined the offer. After declining the offer, Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce came out and said that if you said you can defeat Rhea any day of the week, why not tonight. Pearce then made the match official for tonight. Once the match was made official, Charlotte kicked Rhea on her left injured knee.

 

Backstage- Sonya Deville pairs Ali & Mansoor for a tag-team match next week.

Sheamus bumped into Deville and Pearce. He complained why he has to defend his US title against Humberto tonight, Sonya and Adam Pearce said that you attacked Humberto last week before the match and he deserves another fair opportunity. This didn’t go well with Sheamus and he left in anger.

 

Elias vs. Jaxson Ryker (Symphony of Destruction match)- Elias was in the ring with his guitar and addressing the WWE Universe, but Ryker appeared on the big screen and said that after tonight, WWE Universe will never hear, Hello I am Elias.

The Symphony of destruction match gets underway with several musical instruments all around the ring. Ryker was the first one to use the props placed outside the ring as he hit Elias with a Keyboard set on his back. He then took Elias’ head and slammed it into the drum set.

Elias was about to get the taste of a guitar strike on his back, but somehow Elias escaped and hit Ryker with a knee. He then tried to inflict more pain on Ryker but the latter put him through a big music plate placed near the barricade. Ryker then took a guitar and slammed it on Elias’ back who was screaming in pain.

The match continued after the commercial and both men were on the apron with Elias attempting a powerbomb. After failing to lift him for a powerbomb, Elias got Ryker inside the ring and hit him with a knee to the face.

The action was taken outside the ring again where Ryker slammed Elias back first on the big piano set. Ryker attempted a pin there on the piano set, but Elias kicked out at 2. Elias somehow got the upper hand there as he took the biggest violin on display and slammed it twice on the nack of Ryker. It looked like that was it, but Ryker barely kicked out on the referee’s 2 counts.

This grueling encounter wasn’t nearing its end as both men were destroying everything around the ring to hurt one another. Finally, the exclamation point came when Ryker suplexed Elias from the top turnbuckle to the two tables placed outside and got a pinfall victory.

WWE Raw Results: Jaxson Ryker pinned Elias

 

Riddle & The Viking Raiders vs. John Morrison, AJ Styles & Omos- 6-man tag -team action gets underway. Riddle & AJ Styles started the proceedings. Styles was quick to tag in Morrison and Riddle looked in control with some fierce strikes.

Riddle tagged Erik who put Morrison on the mat and Erik body slammed Ivar on Morrison, and then Morrison was sandwiched between Ivar & Erik outside the ring. Before going into the commercial, AJ Styles with the help of his personal colossus Omos was thrown over Erik, Ivar, and Riddle who were standing outside the ring.

After the commercial, Riddle was inside the ring along with Omos who held Riddle by his left shoulder. Omos then tagged in Morrison who continued the assault. However, Riddle got some opening when he hit a knee on Morrison’s face and Morrison tagged AL Styles. Riddle somehow managed to tag Erik who changed the momentum of the match.

Erik and AJ fought for a while and then they tagged Ivar and Morrison respectively. Ivar splashed with a running double knee strike on Morrison who was on the bottom turnbuckle. Ivar then moved to the turnbuckle for a back body splash but missed.

In the closing moment, Riddle acted smartly and used the drip stick on Omos who was in his corner. This pissed Omos and he moved towards Miz in anger. Morrison tried to stop him but Omos threw him inside the ring and The Viking Raider hit their combined finisher to wrap up the match.

WWE Raw Results: Riddle & The Viking Raiders won via pinfall

In the ring- John Cena is here. The 16-time World Champion kicks off the show. He says how much he has missed the WWE Universe.

He said he showed up last night and interrupted Roman Reigns’ celebrations. He said there are many questions in everyone’s mind that who brought him back? He said it was all you guys (WWE Universe) and Roman Reigns.

He said he came back for the Universal Championship as he wants to become a 17-time World Champion and he will become one at WWE Summerslam on August 21. He said that this Roman Reigns thing is overhyped, overprotected, and an asshole. He said if he is good then he doesn’t have to ask for an acknowledgment. Cena also said that he is going to be there on Friday Night Smackdown to summon Reigns later this week.