Monday Night Raw Quick Recap (August 23, 2021)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here!

Monday Night Raw Quick Recap for August 23, 2021

Matches Tonight:
  • Singles Non-Title Match: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley w/ MVP vs United States Champion Damian Priest. Damian Priest won when Sheamus attacked him. 8:20-8:23pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley & Sheamus vs United States Champion Damian Priest & Drew McIntyre w/ Angela the Sword. McIntyre & Priest won. Lashley abandoned Sheamus at the end, leaving him to finish the match solo. 8:28-8:40pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Ricochet vs Karrion Kross. Kross debuted a new mask and chest gear, but did not have Scarlett. Kross defeated Ricochet in roughly 60-90 seconds, tops. 8:50-8:52pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Xavier Woods vs the Miz. John Morrison once again distracted the Miz, and Xavier Woods picked up the win. 9:13-9:25pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Mansoor w/ Mustafa Ali vs Jinder Mahal w/ Veer & Shanky. Mansoor insisted that Ali not help him as he wanted to win clean. Mansoor, instead, lost to Jinder Mahal in short fashion. Afterwards, Ali asked Mansoor if he wanted to continue doing things his way or try Ali's way. 9:43-9:48pm EST.
  • Tag Team Match: Nikki A.S.H. & Rhea Ripley vs Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler. Much better match than you'd think. Ripley picked up the pin on Baszler after Jax twice accidentally attacked her own partner during the match. 10:12-10:23pm EST.
  • Singles Main Event Match: AJ Styles w/ Omos vs Riddle w/ Randy Orton. Solid match that saw Riddle pick up the win. Omos was beaten, for causing distractions, by Orton with a scooter during the match. Afterwards, Orton hit an RKO on Styles and joined Riddle in posing as a team. 10:45-10:59pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • An All Mighty Opening: MVP and WWE Champion Lashley opened our show, and gave an explanation regarding Lashley's beatdown of Goldberg's son. They claimed they didn't know it was him and it was self defense. They called Goldberg a coward. Damian Priest came down and challenged Lashley to a match, telling him that if he refused then Lashely's the coward. 8:03-8:17pm EST.
  • Moist TV: Logan Paul was tonight's special guest. The crowd did not like Paul and booed him repeatedly and heavily. The Miz and John Morrison's realtionship has continued its meltdown, with both men insulting each other heatedly during the segment as Logan Paul excused himself.
  • Spinoff Cancellation: The Miz turned on John Morrison after yet another accidental distraction or interference that hurt the Miz.
  • Celebrotion: Riddle threw a celebration as R-K-Bro picked up the titles this past Saturday night. Riddle presented Orton with his own scooter. AJ Styles interrupted and challenged Riddle to a match.
  • Fashion Watch: Karrion Kross debuted a new Mad Max/Retribution looking mask and chest piece to his ring gear. Rhea Ripley's look continues to evolve with more blonde and lighter color makeup.
  • The Queen Reigns Again: Newly-crowned Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair cut a promo, telling everyone--family, too--that she doesn't need any of us and is going to hang on to the Raw title for a long, long time. Alexa Bliss showed up and told her that she and Lily wanted to say hi. She then left.
  • Next Week on Raw: Eva Marie vs DouDrop, John Morrison vs the Miz, and Bobby Lashley vs Sheamus.

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