WWE Raw from San Diego, Calif, the WWE SummerSlam 2021 fallout show, advertised Logan Paul appearing on MoistTV, an RK-Bro Championship Celebration and Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Raw also saw Karrion Kross debut new ring gear as he wore a gladiator’s mask to the ring in addition to red straps. Unfortunately for Kross, Twitter wasted no time roasting the embattled former undefeated NXT champion as he immediately became a trending topic.
Last week’s WWE Raw viewership garnered 1.847 million viewers for the SummerSlam 2021 go-home show.
- August 16, 2021—1.857 million
- August 9, 2021—1.790 million
- August 2, 2021—1.821 million
- July 26, 2021—1.814 million
- July 19, 2021—1.923 million
WWE Raw—Key Competition
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CM Punk to AEW is Already a Success (Pro Wrestling Bits)
WWE Raw Total YouTube Viewership this past Monday—10,273,685 (Up from 8,300,494)
- Most-Viewed: RK-Bro Reunion (2,455,250 views)
- Least-Viewed: Mansoor vs. MACE (199,659 views)
- Median Viewership: 379,733
WWE Raw Results: Monday, August 23, 2021
Damian Priest def. Bobby Lashley by DQ
MVP did such a great job working this crowd into a frenzy, I thought they were setting up for Big E to cash in.
Damian Priest remained protected as he extended his undefeated streak in one-on-one competition, albeit by disqualification.
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Drew McIntyre and Damian Priest def. Bobby Lashley and Sheamus
Drew McIntyre coming anywhere near Bobby Lashley makes me nervous WWE will ignore their own stipulation and allow McIntyre to challenge for the WWE Championship yet again.
Ubiquitous Bobby was in the opening segment, he followed up with a one-on-one match against Damian Priest (where Lashley received another entrance) then he worked a third straight segment in this tag team match.
I hate to see a heel walk out on another heel, which is what happened when Bobby Lashley left Sheamus hanging, but after carrying Raw for the first 30 minutes, I don’t blame him.
Karrion Kross def. Ricochet
24 hours after losing the NXT Championship to Samoa Joe, Karrion Kross trended for all the wrong reasons with a very questionable mask and straps added to his gear.
To add insult to injury, Karrion Kross’ entrance attire brought out every tired Demolition joke pro wrestling Twitter could muster.
MoistTV Featuring Logan Paul
There should be a line at Gorilla Position of professional wrestlers begging Logan Paul for advice as to how to get heat like this.
Does it get any more tone deaf than trying to book Logan Paul as a babyface?
Logan Paul is such a heel he managed to turn The Miz into a babyface.
The Miz and John Morrison argue just like a married couple. Such chemistry between those two.
Xavier Woods def. The Miz; The Miz Turns on John Morrison
It’s all fun and games until somebody slips on all that water and legitimately hurts themselves.
After all these years, The Miz and Morrison’s bromance is on the verge of ending due to a dripstick, and to be honest, it’s actually a pretty compelling story.
I interviewed The Miz just a few short months ago about his bond with John Morrison and he said he didn’t see himself splitting with John Morrison ever. What a heel.
Mansoor def. Jinder Mahal by Disqualification
Mansoor and Mustafa Ali’s relationship reminds me of an After-School special where a protagonist (Mansoor) befriends a mischievous student (Mustafa Ali) who acts as a bad influence on him.
Charlotte Flair Appears Live
Charlotte Flair cut a great heel promo, doing everything she could to get booed, but this crowd seemed far more eager to cheer her.
Charlotte Flair said “I do not need family” in a not-so-subtle shot at Ric Flair, who very well may be AEW-bound.
Charlotte Flair received mid-promo pyro before continuing her promo.
Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley def. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Miz and Morrison split up and Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler teased dissension on a show built around an RK-Bro celebration. How is anybody supposed to get excited about any tag team knowing how eager WWE is to split them up.
Nia Jax continued to make her backside a central part her offense and her hometown crowd was all for it.
RK-Bro Championship Celebration; Riddle def. AJ Styles
If Riddle’s customized “RK-Bro” scooter isn’t a WWEShop.com item this holiday season, WWE will be leaving so much money on the table.
Just one time, I want to see Randy Orton and Riddle ride to the ring together on scooters.
I was surprised to see AJ Styles and Omos still pursuing the Raw Tag Team Championships between the frequent tag team breakups and the temptation to push Omos as a singles star.
With another win over AJ Styles, this time in the Raw main event, Riddle is officially in the midst of his biggest push.