Welcome to WWE RAW Live Blog for 26 July 2021 episode airing from T-Mobile Arena in Kansas City, MO.
Bobby Lashley is set to respond to Goldberg for his Summerslam Challenge. Nikki ASH’s title reign will start while John Cena and Randy Orton are also advertised. Two tag team matches are also announced. you can find those details in this preview.
Join us as we bring you complete action, live results, updates, winners and highlights from WWE RAW 26 July 2021 episode.
Show – WWE Monday Night SmackDown
Date – 26 July 2021
Location – T-Mobile Arena, Kansas City, MO, US
Time – 8 PM EST(27 July 2021 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
WWE RAW 26 July 2021 Quick Results
- Damian Priest defeated Sheamus in a singles match via pinfall.
- AJ Styles & Omos defeated The Viking Raiders to retain WWE RAW Tag Team Championship via pinfall.
- Veer defeated Drew McIntyre in a singles match via disqualification.
- Tamina & Natalya defeated Eva Marie Doudrop in a tag team match via pinfall.
- Karrion Kross defeated Keith Lee in a singles match via submission.
- Mansoor & Mustafa Ali defeated Mace & T-Bar in a tag team match via pinfall.
- Bobby Lashley defeated Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin via pinfall in a 2-on-1 handicapped match.
- John Morrison defeated Riddle in a singles match via pinfall.
- Reginald defeated R-Truth to retain WWE 24/7 Championship.
- Charlotte Flair defeated Nikki Cross in a singles match.
Nikki ASH is a Champion
We see the replay from last week of how Nikki ASH cashed in the Money in the Bank contract and won RAW Women’s Championship. We go live to the T-Mobile Center and Nikki makes her way out to a good reaction from the crowd. She taps the front row before entering the ring and takes the mic. The crowd chants her name and Nikki responds with raising her title in the air.
Nikki says she always wanted to say welcome to Monday Night RAW. She is so happy to be standing as the RAW Women’s Champion. This still feels like a dream to her. The crowd starts “You Deserve It” chants. In the past, whenever she reached for the stars, she did not have the confidence and fell short. Then she realized that even if she fails she is still her. Her new costume reminds him that no matter what, we can overcome everything and we can all be Almost Super Heroes.
Charlotte Flair’s music hits and she comes out to the ring. Flair says it was a nice fairytale, but her fairytale will not be with a happy ending. She is a disgrace as a RAW Women’s Champion. The crowd cheers Nikki as Charlotte tries to mock Nikki and her superhero gimmick. Flair wants to recap last week’s proceedings and brings up that it was Rhea who could not handle her failure. She accuses Nikki of stealing her title. The crowd cheers Nikki. Flair says she will get her rematch at SummerSlam and win the title back.
Flair goes to mock the crowd now and says they cheered as she got injustice after injustice. She kept going to irritate the crowd until Rhea Ripley’s music hits and she comes out. The crowd cheers as Rhea enters the ring. Rhea says it is very hard to be jealous of Flair since she was a champion just for 1 day. Rhea says it should be she who should be facing Nikki as SummerSlam.
Nikki says no one said either of them will challenge her. She says just like butterfly on her costume, women’s division is also ready for metamorphosis. Flair starts to argue with Nikki again. Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce come out to the stage. Sonya announced a triple threat for SummerSlam between Nikki, Rhea and Flair. Flair says she wants singles match against Nikki tonight. Nikki agrees and it is official. Flair attacks Rhea after this. Rhea goes to the floor. Nikki ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Flair out of the ring. Nikki’s music hits and she poses in the corner with the title.
Damian Priest vs Sheamus
Damian Priest enters for the match. Sheamus is already in the ring. They lock up and Priest takes Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus puts on the headlock and hits a shoulder tackle coming from the ropes. Priest hits a big punch and an arm drag. Sheamus hits a knee to the midsection and some big blows to the back. Priest comes back with uppercuts and punches. Priest hits a corkscrew headbutt and sends Sheamus out to the floor. Sheamus catches him and drops him on the apron.
Sheamus is in control as we return. Priest tries to overpower him but Sheamus hits some blows to the back. Priest takes him down with a clothesline. He hits more uppercuts and a spin heel kick which removes Sheamus’ face mask. Sheamus punches him and goes to the top. Priest hits a chokeslam from the top turnbuckle to the mat. Priest covers but Sheamus kicks out of a near fall. Sheamus comes back with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall of his own.
Sheamus goes for the sharpshooter but Priest prevents it. Priest hits another spin heel kick. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick and Priest kicks out of a near fall. Priest fights back at the apron and hits the Reckoning to get the win.
Winner – Damian Priest
AJ Styles & Omos vs The Viking Raiders – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship Match
AJ & Omos enter for the match. The Viking Raiders follow. Erik and AJ start and Erik starts with double knees out of the corner to catch AJ off guard. Ivar tags in and AJ misses a move in the corner. Ivar hits a bodyslam and a cannonball in the corner. Ivar tags in and hits a suicide dive on Omos. Ivar follows with the same, which sends Omos into the barricade.
Back in the ring, The Vikings hit the Viking Experience. Omos breaks the pin by pulling Erik out of the ring. Erik is sent into the barricade. Ivar attacks Omos but Omos hits big punches and throws him into Erik against the barricade. We cut to a break.
Back from the commercials, Omos is holding Erik in a vice grip on the head. Erik gets to his feet and Omos throws him into the corner. AJ tags in and puts on a chin lock. Erik kicks at AJ and tags in Ivar. Ivar runs over AJ and then hits a side slam and a low crossbody splash. AJ catches him with a forearm after being sent to the apron. Ivar avoids the Phenomenal Forearm with a cartwheel. AJ hits the tornado DDT for a two-count.
AJ goes for the tag but Ivar pulls him in his corner. Ivar with a splash in the corner. Erik tags in and hits a step-up enziguiri. Ivar is holding onto Omos’ legs as Erik hits a move and AJ just kicks out of a near fall. Omos kicks Ivar away into the barricade. AJ hits a Pele kick and tags in Omos. Omos throws Erik into the corner and charges into him. Ivar comes in, but eats a big boot from Omos. Omos hits a big body slam and tags in AJ. AJ hits the Phenomenal Forearm to get the pin.
Winner – AJ Styles & Omos(retains RAW Tag Team Championship)
Drew McIntyre vs Veer
We get the replay of how Jinder Mahal, Veer and Shanky cost Drew McIntyre in the Money in the Bank Ladder match, and then Drew attacking them last week and slamming Shanky with chair shots. Drew makes his entrance for the match. We cut to the break.
After the break, Jinder Mahal comes out with Veer. He takes the mic on the stage and says how Drew got out of the control last week to beat up Shanky. Jinder introduces his attornery who will now sue Drew with a big lawsuit. To avoid this, Drew should apologize. Drew asks the crowd whether he should apologize. They say no and Drew hypes up a bit.
Veer enters the ring and the bell rings. They lock up and Veer pushes Drew away. Drew comes with an arm twist but Veer hits a big punch and a body slam. Drew comes off the ropes with a big shoulder tackle. Drew hits a body slam. Veer quickly gets to his feet, which enrages Drew. Drew with quick punches and takes Veer to the corner. Jinder distracts Drew from the floor. Veer takes down Drew and unloads with ground and pound. Veer with another body slam and
Veer hits an elbow drop next for a two-count. Drew explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Veer runs into a back elbow from the ropes. Drew hits a belly to belly suplex and Futureshock DDT. Drew gets ready for Claymore but Veer rakes in his throat. Jinder hands Veer a steel chair. Drew hits Claymore against the chair. The referee calls for disqualification.
Winner – Veer(by DQ)
Jinder Mahal pulls Veer out of the ring quickly. Drew argues with the referee as Jinder and Veer get back to the stage. Drew catches hold of Jinder’s attorney and throws him into the ring. Drew hits a Claymore kick on the attorney. Drew poses in the ring as we cut to the replays. The segment ends with Drew shouting at Jinder and Veer. They stare him back from the stage.
Duodrop & Eva Marie vs Tamina & Natalya
Eva Marie starts against Natalya. Eva slaps Natalya and runs away as she tries to attack. Doudrop tags in and locks up with Natalya. Doudrop drops her with a big shoulder in the middle of the ring. Doudrop rolls Natalya for 2. Natalya sells an injury to her leg. She crawls away to tag Tamina in as Doudrop poses for the crowd and plays with her hair. Tamina and Doudrop lock up. Tamina takes Doudrop down with a headlock. They fight up and Tamina can’t outpower Doudrop.
Doudrop takes control and hits a crossbody while Tamina is on the mat. Eva tags in and just covers for the pin as Tamina kicks out. A video appears on the big screen with Lilly out and about in the world, narrated by Alexa Bliss. This is the Lilly-lution, mocking the original Eva-lution vignettes. Eva seethes in the ring, ranting about the mock promo. She turns around to Tamina connecting with a superkick. Tamina covers for the pin to win.
Winner – Tamina & Natalya
After the match, a ringside medic helps Natalya to the back as the music hits. Tamina grabs the titles and joins them, helping Natalya get to the back.
Karrion Kross vs Keith Lee
They lock up and Kross takes Lee to the corner. Kross goes for the suplex but Lee is too big for him. Lee turn it around with punches and hits a German suplex on him. A clothesline sends Kross out to the floor. Kross decks Lee on the floor and sends him into the ring post. Kross hits the Saito suplex on the floor as we cut to a break.
Kross is in control of the match. He stomps on Lee’s hand. Kross puts on the Kross Jacket submission. Lee is on his knees as Kross tightens the hold. Lee powers out of it after a minute. Kross charges at him but Lee catches him with a clothesline. Lee with some quick strikes and a corner splash. Lee goes for the spirit bomb but Kross turns it into the Saito suplex. Kross hits the big forearm on the back of the neck. Kross puts on the Kross jacket submission on the mat now. Lee holds on for a while before tapping out.
Winner – Karrion Kross
Nikki is backstage and she is warming up for her match when Sarah Schrieber comes to her. Nikki says her confidence has grown and she is no longer afraid to fail. She talks about winning tonight and then defending at SummerSlam. Rhea Ripley interrupts her and says that she respects how Nikki believes in herself, but she says she will be leaving SummerSlam with the title. But Ripley still hopes Nikki wins against Charlotte Flair later tonight.
T-Bar & Mace vs Mansoor & Mistafa Ali
Mustafa Ali unloads on T-Bar. T-Bar comes with a 360 degree roundhouse kick for a near fall. T-Bar stomps on Ali and tags in Mace. Mace drops Ali and Mansoor breaks the pin. T-BAR tags in and runs over to knock Mansoor off the apron. Ali gets hit with a big double team now. MACE and T-BAR stand tall in the middle of the ring to boos. T-BAR covers but Ali kicks out. T-BAR talks trash and knocks Mansoor on the apron again. T-BAR turns around to Ali rocking him in the face.
Mansorr comes in with hot tag against Mace. Mansoor unloads and hits a step-up enziguiri. Mace with a big shot before Mansoor hits willow’s bell. T-Bar was about to attack Mansoor but Ali hits him with Tornado DDT on the floor. Mace has caught Ali for chokeslam. Mansoor hits a big boot to save Ali but it also catches Ali with it. Mace goes to chokeslam Mansoor but he turns it into a roll up to get the pin.
Winner – Mansoor & Ali
Nikki Cross vs Charlotte Flair
Flair starts strong and hits some big chops in the corner. She mocks Nikki before using ropes for an advantage. Flair forces Nikki to the floor. The crowd boos as Flair mocks them. Flair stomps on Nikki as she returns. Flair with big blows to the back. She whips Nikki to the ropes to catch her with a big elbow. Flair toys around with Nikki some more.
Nikki comes backs with forearm strikes. She catches Flair with an elbow in the corner. More forearms from Nikki before Flair turns her into the corner for more attack. Nikki gets a two-count with a cradle. She takes down Flair with headscissors and hits a dropkick as Flair goes to the floor. Flair tosses her over the announce table. Flair gets into the ring and soaks in the boos from the crowd as we cut to another break.
Flair takes Nikki back in the ring as we return. Flair hits her with an overhead suplex to get a two-count. Nikki fights back and hits a crossbody on Flair on the floor. Flair misses a big boot and Nikki rakes her leg against the ropes. Nikki with a takedown to get a two-count. She hits a crossbody next for another two-count. A bulldog follows next before Flair comes back with big chops.
Nikki hits some kicks and a Tornado DDT. Nikki tries to finish the match with a crossbody but Flair rolls over and covers Nikki to get the pin.
Winner – Charlotte Flair