These are the confirmed outcomes from “WWE Raw” on August 29, 2021, as compiled by Wrestling Inc.
In the competition finals, new Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY will face “SmackDown” stars Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah.
Since Sasha Banks and Naomi quit the May 16 episode of the program for scheduling issues, neither title has been filled. They were removed from their positions, suspended indefinitely, and haven’t been seen around the office since.
At the “WWE Raw” taping in Pittsburgh, Kurt Angle will be back in his native state of Pennsylvania. Before his return on June 27, Angle’s final appearance in the organization was on that day, when he congratulated John Cena on his 20 years in the ring.
Since his match with Happy Corbin at WrestleMania 35, he hasn’t been competing. In his following speech, what will Angle have to say?
Tonight, U.S. Champion Bobby Lashley will defend his title against The Miz. Over the last several weeks, they’ve been feuding with one other and their tag team teammates, AJ Styles and Ciampa.
On the August 8 episode, Ciampa proved himself worthy of a match for Lashley’s championship. As Miz attempted to derail Lashley’s bout, Styles came to his aid.
Pro Wrestling Entertainment’s current Universal Tag Team Champions Tonight’s episode will include interviews with the Usos and Sami Zayn, a Bloodline member by honor.
At the Clash at the Castle event in Cardiff, Wales, on September 3, the “SmackDown” stars will likely deliver a message for Drew McIntyre before his bout with leader Roman Reigns for Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Before their encounter at Clash at the Castle, “Freakin” Seth Rollins will finally meet his longtime nemesis, Riddle. After Riddle denied Rollins the Money In The Bank briefcase, Rollins attacked Riddle on the “WWE Raw” just before Summerslam.
Even though he wasn’t allowed to participate, Riddle showed up at the Biggest Party of the Summer. After their fight, Riddle had to miss work for a while because of his injuries. He came back and decided to get vengeance on Rollins.
WWE Raw – AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler vs. Judgment Day
We get things going with Ziggler and Balor. Upon hearing the buzzer, Balor knocks Ziggler to the floor. Ziggler counters with a kick, and both men tag in their associates. In the corner, Styles takes several kicks from Priest before delivering a devastating drop kick. He throws Priest out of the building and then gives him a forearm.
Balor has a side headlock on Ziggler when they return from the commercial. After taking three right hands from Ziggler, Balor dropped kicks Ziggler in the jaw.
A powerbomb from Styles is expected, but Ziggler counters with a Famouser as Ziggler makes the hot tag to Styles, Priest tags in.
After taking a few hits from Styles, Priest throws an elbow. When Styles tries to wrap up Priest, Priest manages to kick out. Before Balor could put his hand on the bottom rope, Styles had him in a Calf Crusher.
When Priest delivers a backbreaker, Ziggler is there to take him out. Before Ziggler can tag in, Styles connects with an insiguri. The winning move was a chokeslam by Priest.
WWE Raw Winners: Judgment Day
A dark automobile arrives after the game ends. Edge climbs down and walks into the ring. As the crowd supports Edge, Judgment Day returns to the ring.
WWE Raw – Edge and The Judgment Day face-off
After returning from the commercial, Ripley summons Edge to the ring just as Balor declares his disgust with the “legends” in the company, that Edge and Rey Mysterio received documentaries before he made him angry, he admits.
The Priest claims that he followed his promise and defeated him, but the referee made the difference. He claims to be utterly alone in Toronto, with no contacts whatsoever. When Edge begins to play, the audience goes crazy, but Priest promises he will kill him tonight. With a microphone in hand, he walks toward the ring.
Edge thinks they had a few points in there but also made some ridiculous arguments. He claims he returned to teach Balor the secrets of his success, but the latter’s massive ego prevented him from doing so.
Averting Beth Phoenix’s involvement, he warns Ripley to refrain from physical contact. Before Rey and Dominik Mysterio appear out of nowhere and assault Priest and Balor with kendo sticks, he claims he didn’t come alone.
Ripley enters the ring with Dominik, who is holding a kendo staff. When Dominik claims he doesn’t want to strike Ripley, she challenges him to a kendo match by inviting him to hit her with a stick. Give the stick to Ripley, she orders.
At Ripley’s encouragement, Edge and Rey enter the ring and slide about on their bellies. Edge and The Mysterios stand tall in the ring as Priest and Balor bring her out.
We now go on to some photographs that show Dexter Lumis abducting The Miz the week before.
A video of The Miz and Ciampa from earlier in the show is seen. Miz claims he is not interested in further discussion about the topic and does not understand why they continue to bring him up.
Finally, we see Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss leaving the dressing room for the ring.
Once the commercials are through, we’ll see a clip of Raquel Rodrigues. An embrace follows their declaration that they would soon be the next women’s tag team champions.
The three women return to the ring: Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Bianca Belair.
Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka vs. Dani Mo, Kay Sparks, and Katie Ark
Belair kicks off the action, and Ark. Belair brings her down after the bell sounds. Belair hits a delayed vertical suplex, and Bliss comes in with a senton after tagging in. When Asuka is tagged in, she uses her hips to do damage.
Then, Asuka follows up with a kick to the face, completing the lariat. Asuka first does a side Russian leg sweep before finishing the match with her signature Asuka lock.
WWE Raw Winners: Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss
Belair declares after the bout that Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY may talk a good game, but they will be defeated at Clash at the Castle. Before Belair announces that the three of them will take charge at the pay-per-view, Asuka asks, “Are you ready for the three of us?”
He was going behind the scenes to see Ciampa and The Miz. Adam Pearce approaches them and says he will provide whatever assistance he can, including therapy. But he says he doesn’t want to discuss the matter further before Pearce can reveal that Lumis has been freed from police custody. Miz snarls at Pearce and then abruptly cuts him off.
WWE Raw – We Hear From Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle says clash at the Castle will be fantastic, and it’s glad to be back. As we break for commercials, Alpha Academy enters the ring.
After a short intermission, Angle is still wrestling with Alpha Academy. According to Gable, he is not simply a local hero but also a personal hero. He credits his narrative for inspiring him during his Olympic preparations.
He claims that he and Otis are trying to recruit a new member but that Pittsburgh does not have the necessary skill. Respect an Olympic hero and Kurt Angle, and he urges his audience. As a token of his generosity, he grants Angle unqualified entrance into the Academy.
Angle rejects Otis’s gift of an academy jacket, tossing it on the ground. Before saying, “that better not be true,” Gable says, “exsqueeze me.” Angle tries to confirm this, but Gable cuts him off. A shouting match ensues between the two guys. Gable challenges Otis to demonstrate the repercussions of declining an Academy offer.
The Street Profits enter the ring as their theme song plays. Montez Ford claims that the Academy is unaware that harm would befall them if they cross Kurt. Ford warns that they’ve come to the wrong location, then claims they’re looking for trouble. According to him, they want cigarette smoke.
Gable said they’ll take the challenge on specific terms. If the Academy is victorious, he continues, Angle will enlist. In other words, they’re up for the task.
The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy – If The Academy Wins, Then Kurt Angle Must Join Them
Otis and Ford resume the action after the intermission. In response to the last chime, Otis has sent Ford to the corner. Ford throws a flurry of kicks at Otis, but Otis knocks him out.
Gable joins in, and Ford drops and kicks him in the chest after being tagged in. It’s Dawkins’ turn to tag in, and he knocks Gable out. Gable lands a stomach wrench and an arm drag after a shoulder block from Dawkins.
Dawkins knocks The Academy to the ground with a dropkick, then leads them outside. Dawkins attempts for a pin, but Gable kicks out. Otis tags in, and Dawkins unleashes a right hand. Otis fires a Dragon Screw into Dawkins’ leg and begins fixing the damage. When Gable comes back in, he kicks Dawkins.
Ford joins in, and he kicks Gable. In between lariats, he does a high crossbody off the top rope. After delivering a side slam, he attempts to pin Gable with a standing moonsault, but Gable kicks out. While hanging from the top rope, Gable delivers an under-hook suplex to Ford.
Dawkins and Otis come back from the intermission to join the conversation. Otis spins him around with an elbow and slams him to the floor. However, Dawkins manages to kick out of the attempted pin.
As Gable tags in, Dawkins kicks him in the head. He does a side slam with the pump handle and then goes for the pin. Ford comes in for a tag after Gable’s kick-out. When Ford throws a crossbody, Gable flips it into a pin. Gable performs a Northern Lights suplex on Ford after he kicks out.
Ford’s kick foils the attempt at a pin. Gable dives in for a headbutt and a pin, but Dawkins interferes. Mocking Ankle, Gable attempts to lock in the Ankle Lock, but Ford counters with a drop toe hold. He secures Gable’s ankles, but Gable manages to free himself. After delivering a suplex on Gable, Ford finishes him with a high crossbody.
Winners: The Street Profits
Angle receives a red solo cup from Street Profits after the match. They take a sip, but Angle coughs and spits it out. Angle hands each member of the Profits a milk bottle, and the three quickly down the liquid. As he leaves the stage, Angle throws beer cans into the audience.
Seth Freakin Rollins and Riddle Come Face-To-Face In A Satellite Interview
After the commercial, we see a video of a Seth Rollins and Riddle parking lot battle taken by a fan. When Corey Graves sees two guys fighting in the parking lot, he inquires about the cause of the altercation.
When Graves inquires about the source of the tension between the two, Riddle is cut off by Rollins, who describes Riddle as an annoyance and claims that the latter isn’t on his level.
While Riddle speculates that Rollins is self-conscious about his work, Rollins insists that he is working for the benefit of everyone when he claims that he will not stop until the task is done.
According to Riddle, it will be long before he finally retires. When Graves asks what the audience may anticipate, Rollins promises to be the highlight of the concert.
He repeatedly threatens to crush Riddle’s head into the mat until Riddle claims he will prove to Rollins that Becky Lynch is the only guy in his family.
WWE Raw Results – The Miz and Ciampa then enter the ring. Before asking whether he’s alright, The Miz verifies that a security guard is, in fact, a security guard. After his affirmative response, they proceed with their stroll.
Upon returning from the commercial, Smith claims that microphones were still on throughout the post-interview interaction between Rollins and Riddle. Rollins jabs Riddle, saying that if the latter is interested in discussing his family, he can discuss his own.
Because his ex-wife divorced him and removed the kids, he claims he doesn’t have one. Riddle becomes very upset, threatens to “f*** him up,” and storms out to find him.
Next is Bobby Lashley, then The Miz, and finally Ciampa in the ring.
WWE Raw – Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz
As the buzzer sounds, Lashley drops The Miz to the mat. He throws a few of his back elbows and then lands a shoulder in Miz’s gut. Immediately after an Atomic Drop, Lashley follows up with a delayed vertical suplex. He throws Miz out the window. Ciampa shocks The Miz, setting him up for a shoulder block from Lashley.
After the commercial, Lashley, and Miz have it out in the hallway. After Ciampa distracts Lashley, Miz can perform a drop kick over the middle rope after being sent back into the ring by Lashley.
He knocks Lashley’s skull off and sends it flying into the announce desk, and the ring steps. Miz re-enters the ring and chokes Lashley on the middle rope as Lashley is still down. Miz kicks Lashley hard and tries to pin him, but Lashley escapes.
The Miz hits Lashley with his trademark kicks and then a corner clothesline. After hitting his opponent with a modified DDT, Lashley follows up with a pair of back elbows and a belly-to-belly suplex.
While Lashley searches for The Spear, Miz is dragged out of the ring by Ciampa. The referee stops Miz from stealing the jewelry. As Miz delivers a DDT on Lashley, Ciampa enters the ring and begins attacking him. He tries to pin Lashley, but Lashley escapes.
The Miz searches the arena for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Dexter Lumis emerges from the audience on the steps.
The Miz claims to have seen Ciampa, and when Ciampa asks him what he’s talking about, The Miz adamantly replies that he wasn’t there. Lashley capitalizes on this, securing the victory with a Hurt Lock.
WWE Raw Winner: Bobby Lashley
Edge and Kurt Angle are waiting for us backstage. Edge claims he has enormous photographs of the group that capture their defining moment from the early 2000s.
The first card is blank on the reverse, but the following ones have apologies from Edge after each defeat. Lastly, one says he still stinks as Angle comes over to show the Mysteries. Angle flips the image around to see Edge’s handiwork.
Seeing Angle leave, Dominik comments that he had assumed Clash at the Castle would suit the whole family. Rey claims he needed the challenge and compares Edge to his family. Dominik has realized the situation and promises to fight for them.
WWE Raw – We Hear From The Usos and Sami Zayn
After a short break, we will see a film supporting Connor’s Cure in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. After that, Sami Zayn and the Usos come out to the ring.
Jey first reports that the Bloodline has arrived in Pittsburgh, and then Jimmy announces that the Tribal Chief has been the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion for 730 days.
After announcing that there would be a massive party on this Friday’s “SmackDown,” Zayn announces that he will serve as the night’s MC. Zayn reminds the crowd that they see the most excellent tag team in WWE annals. Jimmy claims the Bloodline still controls both “WWE Raw” and “SmackDown,” therefore nothing has changed.
At that point, Kevin Owens’ music starts playing as he makes his grand entrance. Owens claims that nothing airs on Mondays since it is his program, “WWE Raw,” and that he has complete control over the scheduling. Tell Reigns that Owens Owens him one, he says. Owens is technically his boy, and he tells Jey when he asks.
Jey warns him to capture him before he can. Zayn claims that Reigns owes him absolutely nothing. Owens said he never imagined Zayn could become much more nave, but he was proven wrong when he joined the Bloodline. He feels used and is advised to reevaluate his situation.
Zayn defends the Bloodline before Owens reminds everyone that Jey is why he lost the Universal Championship to Reigns 18 months ago and that Owens has been living in his cousin’s a** for the last two years. Owens signals for a ref, and the commentators declare the bout underway.