WWE Raw Results (08/29) - New Women's Tag Team Champions Crowned, Kurt Angle Appears

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s official results for "WWE Raw" on August 29, 2021!

Dakota Kai and IYO SKY will come face-to-face with "SmackDown" members Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in the finals of the tournament to crown the new Women's Tag Team Champions. The titles have been vacant ever since Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of the May 16 edition of the show after being unhappy with their booking in the company. The pair were subsequently suspended for an indefinite period and stripped of their titles, not being seen in the company since.

Kurt Angle will return to "Raw" in his hometown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Angle last appeared in the company during the June 27 episode to congratulate John Cena on his twenty years in the ring. He has not been in active competition since wrestling at WrestleMania 35 against Happy Corbin. What will Angle have to say?

United States Champion Bobby Lashley will go one-on-one with The Miz tonight. The two have been involved in a feud over the last few weeks with their respective tag team partners, AJ Styles and Ciampa. Ciampa earned a shot at Lashley's belt on the August 8 edition of the show. Miz tried to interfere in the match to cost Lashley, but Styles made the save and helped him out.

Undisputed WWE Universal Tag Team Champions The Usos and honorary Bloodline member Sami Zayn are set to speak on tonight's show. The "SmackDown" stars will likely have a message for Drew McIntyre ahead of his match with leader Roman Reigns for Reigns' Undisputed WWE Universal Title at the upcoming Clash at the Castle event at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on September 3.

Seth "Freakin" Rollins will come face-to-face with longtime rival Riddle ahead of their match at Clash at the Castle. Rollins attacked Riddle on the "Raw" before Summerslam after Riddle prevented him from winning the Money In The Bank briefcase. Riddle was deemed unfit for action at the Biggest Party of the Summer, but still made an appearance at the show. The two men brawled before Riddle was sidelined from action for a couple of weeks. He made his return before targeting Rollins in an effort to seek his revenge.

We are live! Corey Graves, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Smith greet audiences at home as AJ Styles heads to the ring. He is followed by Dolph Ziggler and Judgment Day.

AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler vs. Judgment Day

Ziggler and Balor begin the action. The bell rings and Balor sends Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler fires back with a kick before both men tag in their partners. Priest delivers several kicks to Styles in the corner before Styles delivers a drop kick. He sends Priest to the outside, then delivers a forearm.

Back from the break, Balor has Ziggler in a side headlock. Ziggler hits Balor with several right hands before Balor hits a drop kick on Ziggler's jaw. He mocks Styles and looks for a powerbomb, but Ziggler counters it into a Famouser. Priest tags in as Ziggler makes the hot tag to Styles. Styles beats down Priest before Priest delivers an elbow. Styles rolls up Priest, but Priest kicks out. Styles locks in a Calf Crusher before Balor places his hand on the bottom rope. Ziggler takes him down as Priest hits a back breaker. Styles hits an insiguri before Ziggler tags in. Priest delivers a chokeslam for the win.

Winners: Judgment Day

After the match, we see a black car pull up. Edge gets out of it and heads into the arena. Judgment Day get back into the ring to stand their ground as the crowd cheers for Edge,

Edge and The Judgment Day face off

Back from the break, Ripley calls Edge to the ring before Balor says he is tired of so-called legends. He says he is mad that Edge and Rey Mysterio got documentaries before he did. Priest says he kept his word and had him beat, but the referee cost him. He says he has no friends or family in Toronto and says he is all alone. Priest says he will finish him tonight before Edge's music hits as the crowd goes wild. He heads to the ring with a mic in hand.

Edge says they made some valid points, but also some ridiculous ones. He says he came back to teach Balor how to reach his glory, but his big ego got in the way. He tells Ripley to keep her hands to herself before Beth Phoenix gets involved. He says that he didn't come alone before Rey and Dominik Mysterio come out of nowhere and attack Priest and Balor with kendo sticks. Ripley gets in the ring as Dominik has a kendo stick in hand. Ripley invites him to hit her with a kendo stick as Dominik says he doesn't want to hit her. Ripley tells him to give her the stick before taking it. Edge and Rey slide in the ring as Ripley eggs them on. Priest and Balor drag her out of the ring as Edge and The Mysterios stand tall in the ring.

We head to a series of photos showing Dexter Lumis kidnapping The Miz last week. 

We head to a video from earlier of The Miz and Ciampa. Miz says he doesn't know why they're still talking about him and he's in no mood to discuss it.

We then see Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss backstage, heading to the ring.

Back from the break, we head to a video of Raquel Rodrigues. They say they will be the new Women's Tag Team Champions before hugging.

Back at ringside, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Bianca Belair head to the ring.

Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Dani Mo, Kay Sparks and Katie Ark

Belair and Ark begin the action. The bell rings and Belair takes her down. Belair delivers a delayed vertical suplex before Bliss tags in and delivers a senton. Asuka tags in and delivers a hip attack. Asuka delivers a lariat before delivering a kick to her face. Asuka delivers a side Russian leg sweep, then follows it up with the Asuka lock for the win.

Winners: Bianca Belair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss

After the match, Belair says that Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY can run their mouths all they want, but they will go down at Clash at the Castle. Asuka asks if they're ready for the three of them before Belair says they will take control at the pay-per-view event.

We head backstage to Ciampa and The Miz. They are approached by Adam Pearce, who says all resources are available to him, including counselling. He says he doesn't want to talk about it before Pearce says Lumis was released from police custody. The Miz snaps at Pearce before dismissing him. 

We Hear From Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle says it's good to be back and says Clash at the Castle will be great. Alpha Academy head to the ring as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Alpha Academy are in the ring with Angle. Gable says not only is he the hometown hero, but his personal hero. He said his story motivated him while he was training for the Olympics. He says that he and Otis are looking for a new member, but there is not a shred of talent in Pittsburgh to accomplish the job. He tells fans to show respect to an Olympic hero and Kurt Angle. He offers Angle 100% acceptance into the Academy, no questions asked. Otis offers him an academy jacket before Angle tosses it to the floor and says he'll pass. Gable says exsqueeze me before saying it better not be true. Angle says it's true, but before he can finish, Gable shooshes him. The two men then proceed to yell at one another to shoosh. Gable tells Otis to show him what happens when he turns down an offer from the Academy.

The Street Profits' music hits and they head to the ring. Montez Ford says the Academy obviously doesn't know that if they mess with Kurt, then they will get hurt. Ford says they are at the wrong place before saying they want a fight. He says they want the smoke. Gable accepts the challenge, but says they have conditions. He says that if the Academy wins, then Angle joins the Academy. They accept the challenge.

The Street Profits vs. Alpha Academy - If The Academy Wins, Then Kurt Angle Must Join Them

Back from the break, Otis and Ford begin the action. The bell rings and Otis sends Ford into the corner. Ford unloads on Otis with a bunch of kicks before Otis sends him to the mat. Gable tags in and Ford delivers a drop kick to his chest. Dawkins tags in and sends Gable to the mat. Dawkins delivers a shoulder block before Gable hits a gut wrench and an arm drag. Dawkins delivers a drop kick, then takes The Academy out on the outside. Dawkins goes for a pin, but Gable kicks out. Otis tags in and Dawkins delivers a right hand. Otis hits a Dragon Screw and goes to work on Dawkins' leg. Gable tags back in and delivers a kick to Dawkins.

Ford tags in and delivers a kick to Gable. He hits a high crossbody off the top rope before hitting a lariat. He delivers a side slam, followed by a standing moonsault and goes for a pin, but Gable kicks out. Ford and Gable ascend to the top rope before Gable delivers an underhook suplex.

Back from the break, Dawkins and Otis tag in. Otis hits a spinning elbow before slamming him into the mat. He goes for a pin, but Dawkins kicks out. Gable tags in and Dawkins delivers a kick to his head. He delivers a pump handle side slam before going for a pin. Gable kicks out and Ford tags in. Ford delivers a crossbody, but Gable reverses it into a pin. Ford kicks out and Gable hits a Northern Lights suplex. He goes for a pin, but Ford kicks out. Gable hits a diving headbutt, then goes for a pin but Dawkins breaks it up. Gable locks in the Ankle Lock in order to mock Ankle, but Ford hits a drop toe hold. He locks in the Ankle Lock, but Gable escapes. Ford hits a suplex on Gable before hitting a high crossbody for the win.

Winners: The Street Profits

After the match, Street Profits give Angle a red solo cup. They drink before Angle spits it out, coughing. Angle gives the Profits a bottle of milk each before all three men chug their pints of milk. Angle tosses pints into the crowd as he heads backstage.

Seth Freakin Rollins and Riddle Come Face-To-Face In A Satellite Interview

Back from the break, we head to a video shot by a fan of Seth Rollins and Riddle looking to brawl in the parking lot. Corey Graves asks why they were brawling in the parking lot before the two men argue. Graves asks Riddle where the issues between the two stem from before Rollins interrupts and says Riddle is a thorn in his side and says he isn't on his level. Riddle says he thinks Rollins is afraid to be embarrassed before Rollins says that when he finishes the job he started, it's not just for him but for everyone. Riddle says he's going to be here for a long time before he retires. Graves asks Rollins what fans can expect and he says he will steal the show. He says he will repeatedly stomp Riddle's head into the mat before Riddle says that he will show Rollins there is only one man in his family: Becky Lynch.

We then head to The Miz and Ciampa heading to the ring. The Miz makes sure that a security guard is actually a guard before Ciampa asks if he's okay. He says yes and they continue walking.

Back from the break, Smith says Rollins and Riddle were still mic'd up after their interview. Rollins takes a shot at Riddle and says that if he wants to talk about his family, then he'll talk about his. He says that he doesn't have one because his wife divorced him and took his children. Riddle gets extremely angry before saying he will f*** him up and storming off to look for him.

Bobby Lashley then heads to the ring, followed by The Miz and Ciampa.

Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz

The bell rings and Lashley knocks The Miz to the mat. He delivers a few back elbows before hitting a shoulder to Miz's midsection. Lashley delivers an Atomic Drop, followed by a delayed vertical suplex. He tosses Miz to the outside. The Miz is startled by Ciampa before Lashley delivers a shoulder block.

Back from the break, Lashley and Miz are fighting on the outside. Lashley tosses Miz back in the ring, but Ciampa distracts him and he delivers a drop kick through the middle rope. He sends Lashley's head into the announce desk, then into the ring steps. Miz throws Lashley back into the ring before choking Lashley on the middle rope. Miz delivers a big boot, then goes for a pin but Lashley kicks out. The Miz delivers his signature kicks to Lashley, followed by a clothesline in the corner. Lashley delivers a modified DDT before Lashley hits a couple of back elbows and a belly-to-belly suplex.

Lashley looks for The Spear, but Ciampa pulls Miz out of the ring. Miz grabs his necklace, but the referee catches him. Ciampa gets in the ring and attacks Lashley before Miz hits a DDT. He goes for a pin, but Lashley kicks out. The Miz looks for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Dexter Lumis appears on the stairs in the crowd. Ciampa asks him what he's talking about (as he doesn't see him) before The Miz insists that he saw him. Lashley uses it to his advantage and locks in the Hurt Lock for the win.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

We head backstage to Edge and Kurt Angle. Edge says he has some pictures and they're giant, recreating their iconic moment from the early 2000s. The first one doesn't have any text on the back, but the subsequent ones do with apologies for every time Edge has beaten him. The final one says he still sucks as Angle walks over to the Mysterios to show them. Angle turns the photo around and sees what Edge did. Angle walks off and Dominik says he thought Clash at the Castle would be a family thing. Rey says he needed the experience and says Edge is like family. Dominik understands and says he will be in their corner.

We Hear From The Usos and Sami Zayn

Back from the break, we head to a video promoting Connor's Cure to kick off pediatric cancer month. The Usos and Sami Zayn then head to the ring.

Jey says the Bloodline is in Pittsburgh before Jimmy says that the Tribal Chief has held the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship for 730 days. He says there will be a massive celebration on Friday's "SmackDown" before Zayn says he will be the MC for the night. Zayn tells fans not to forget that they are in the presence of the most dominant tag team in WWE history. Jimmy says nothing changes and the Bloodline is running both "Raw" and "SmackDown".

Kevin Owens' music hits and he comes out. Owens says they don't run anything on Monday's because "Raw" is his show. Owens tells them to tell Reigns that he Owens him one. Jey asks if Owens is his boy and he says technically he is. Jey says he better get him before he does. Zayn says Reigns doesn't owe him anything. Owens says he didn't think Zayn could get more stupid, but he did when he joined the Bloodline. He says they take advantage of him and tells him to reassess things. Zayn defends the Bloodline before Owens says that he hasn't forgot that Jey is the reason he didn't beat Reigns for the Universal title 18 months ago and says his head has been up his cousin's ass for the last two years. Owens calls for a referee as commentary announces the match is official.

Kevin Owens vs. Jey Uso

Back from the break, the bell rings and the two lock up. Owens hits Jey with several chops before hitting a few stomps. Owens hits a right hand before delivering a chop to send Jey out of the ring. Jey sends Owens into the ring post before Owens sends Jey into the ring steps. Owens tosses Jey back in the ring and fires down right hands. Jey hits several of his own, then whips him into the corner. Owens hits a cannonball. The two men spill to the outside before Jey hits a Samoan Drop on the ring steps.

Back from the break, Owens and Jey teeter on the top rope. Owens delivers a driver to Jey off the top, followed by a Swanton Bomb. He goes for a pin, but Jey kicks out. Owens hits a super kick before Jey fires back with one of his own. Jey hits the Uso Splash, then goes for a pin but Owens kicks out. He goes for another one, but Owens counters it into a roll up. Jey kicks out and Owens hits a Frog Splash. He goes for a pin, but Jey kicks out.

Owens pushes Zayn on the outside and gets in his face before Jey takes him out with a taupe suicida. Jimmy tries to get in the ring as Zayn grabs a steel chair. He hesitates as he contemplates hitting Owens with it, allowing Owens to deliver the Stunner for the win.

Winner: Kevin Ownes

We head backstage to Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY. Bayley says that the trio will get rid of Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka at Clash at the Castle. Kai says that they will take over the company and says that while Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah have beaten the best to get to where they are before SKY says they will be the new tag team champions.

We then see Ciampa chasing The Miz as he leaves the arena. He says he's fine and he doesn't want to talk about it before getting in his car and driving off.

Back from the break, we head to a video of Johnny Gargano's return to WWE last week. We head to a video of Gargano in the empty arena before the show, who says that he's excited to get back in the ring and do what he was born to. He says that he's happy for Theory's success and says given his gifts, he didn't start from the bottom. He says he never even called him after his child was born.

Theory approaches him and asks why he didn't call after he won the United States title or the Money In The Bank briefcase. He suggests that this was because Gargano was jealous of him and says he expected better. He says it's lonely at the top before wishing him good luck.

Commentary then runs down the card for Clash at the Castle before we get a video hyping up the Women's Tag Team Championship finals.

Dakota Kai, IYO SKY and Bayley head to the ring, followed by Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah.

Dakota Kai and IYO SKY vs. Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in the Women's Tag Team Championship Finals

SKY and Aliyah begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Rodriguez tags in and sends SKY to the mat. SKY delivers a double stomp before tagging in Kai. Kai delivers a drop kick, then goes for a pin but Rodriguez kicks out. Aliyah tags in and delivers an assisted crossbody. She delivers a sit out arm drag before the two women spill to the outside. Kai delivers a kick off the apron to Rodriguez's face before getting back in the ring.

Back from the break, SKY delivers a drop kick to Rodriguez. Kai tags in and delivers a head scissors. She goes for a pin, but Rodriguez kicks out. Rodriguez tosses her into the corner before SKY tags in. Rodriguez tosses SKY into Kai before hitting a headbutt on her. Rodriguez delivers a couple of splashes before hitting the Spinning Back Elbow. SKY fires off several forearms before Rodriguez sends her into the mat. Kai distracts the referee, allowing Bayley to interfere. SKY ascends to the top and hits the Over The Moonsault. She goes for a pin, but Rodriguez kicks out.

Bayley tries to interfere, but Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka chase her out. Aliyah makes the blind tag as Kai and SKY are distracted with taking out Rodriguez. She rolls up Kai for the win.

Winners: Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah

After the match, Belair, Asuka and Bliss come to ringside to celebrate.

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