Raw Results & Media – August 30, 2021

Match One: Rhea Ripley vs. Shayna Baszler

The music interrupts while everyone is looking on. Rhea Ripley makes her way out for tonight’s opening match. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Ripley has a mic. She introduces Nikki A.S.H. as the one who will be in her corner tonight. Out next comes Shayna Baszler with Nia Jax. Jax takes the mic and threatens to splatter Ripley and Nikki before the match is over, and then says she will do the same to RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair before the night is over. The bell rings and Ripley quickly attacks a distracted Baszler.

Baszler fights Ripley off and they trade holds now. Baszler take Ripley down and goes to stomp her arm but it’s locked. Baszler with a big kick to the face. Baszler with a big knee strike to the face to daze Ripley for a 1 count. Baszler works Ripley over to keep her down. Ripley tries to fight from her knees but Baszler beats her around. Ripley keeps swinging from the mat but Baszler continues to dominate. Baszler kicks Ripley in the head and traps her hand in the ring apron, then stomps and kicks her. Baszler poses on the edge of the apron as fans boo. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Ripley tries to fight back into it but Baszler slams her by her arm and continues to dominate as Jax and Nikki look on. Baszler with some trash talking and taunting as fans boo. Baszler with a running kick to the face. Nikki tries to rally some for Ripley, who taunts and smiles form her knees. Ripley catches a kick, ducks a clothesline and nails one of her own.

Ripley drops Baszler again, then headbutts her to stun her. Ripley with a dropkick. Ripley with a Northern Lights suplex for 2. Baszler counters with a takedown. Baszler goes for an armbar but it’s blocked. Ripley gets her foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. More back and forth now. The Kirifuda Clutch is applied as they tangle. Jax destroys Nikki at ringside and delivers a big Samoan Drop into the barrier. Ripley and Baszler tangle on the mat and Ripley gets the pin to win.

Winner: Rhea Ripley

After the bell, fans boo as Jax immediately enters the ring and attacks Ripley. Jax drops Ripley with a Samoan Drop in the middle of the ring. Jax stands tall and yells out as her music starts up. Baszler sits up on the apron and looks on. We go to replays. Jax and Baszler head to the back, walking right past Nikki.

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