Raw results, Oct. 18, 2021: Bianca Belair stands tall after heated steel chair exchange with Charlotte Flair
A wild conclusion to Raw saw The EST of WWE stand tall while Charlotte Flair remained Raw Women's Champion, plus Big E and Drew McIntyre coexisted before their championship clash at WWE Crown Jewel and the stage was set for the Finals in the King of the Ring and Queen's Crown tournaments!
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Raw results: Oct. 18, 2021
Xavier Woods def. Jinder Mahal to advance to the Finals of the King of the Ring Tournament
Aspiring king Xavier Woods set out to get one step closer to the throne, but he would have to go through Jinder Mahal to do it. With Kofi Kingston in his corner to attempt to neutralize the ominous Veer & Shanky, Woods found an opening and connected with his huge Diving Elbow Drop on Mahal to earn himself a trip to the Finals of the King of the Ring Tournament against Finn Bálor at WWE Crown Jewel.
Austin Theory def. Jeff Hardy
Initially expecting to take on R-Truth, Austin Theory was thrown for a loop when Jeff Hardy emerged aiming for some retribution in a rematch. The up-and-coming Theory escaped with another victory, but The Charismatic Enigma got the last laugh after the bout as he nailed Theory with a Twist of Fate and captured a selfie of his own with the fallen rookie.
WWE Champion Big E & Drew McIntyre def. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
Another attempt to coexist between WWE Champion Big E and Drew McIntyre was successful from bell to bell as the formidable duo knocked off former Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode. The end came when Big E dropped Roode with a Big Ending to seal the victory, and the alliance between the WWE Champion and The Scottish Warrior proved to be short-lived as they proceeded to trash talk one another with sights set on WWE Crown Jewel.
Mansoor def. Cedric Alexander
Now on his own, Mansoor set out to prove himself in one-on-one action against Cedric Alexander, and he did just that. Mansoor scored the win after hitting Alexander with an impressive springboard neckbreaker, prompting the appearance of his opponent at WWE Crown Jewel, Mustafa Ali. Ali went on to hurl some scathing words at Mansoor, only for the Saudi Arabian-born Superstar to respond aggressively and display an intensity never exhibited before heading into their battle in Riyadh.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro vs. The Street Profits ended in a no-contest
The Street Profits are back on Raw, and they wanted the smoke right off the bat in tag team action against the red brand’s Tag Team Champions, RK-Bro. Randy Orton & Riddle were in the midst of a heated battle against Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins until Omos slowly made his way down the ramp to get a closer look. With the distraction set up, AJ Styles emerged to plant Orton with a devastating Phenomenal Forearm, bringing an end to the match.
All attention turned toward trying to halt Styles & the colossal Omos, but it was to no avail as Riddle, Ford and Dawkins were all left lying courtesy of the former Raw Tag Team Champions, who culminated the attack with a super-sized kick from Omos to The Viper.
Doudrop def. Shayna Baszler to advance to the Finals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament
Zelina Vega wanted to get a closer look at who her opponent might be in the Finals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament, and she did just that as Doudrop squared off against Shayna Baszler. Doudrop triumphed when she countered the Kirifuda Clutch with a quick pin to shock Baszler and earn herself a spot in the finals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament at WWE Crown Jewel.
Finn Bálor def. MACE
Before this battle could get underway, Xavier Woods made his presence felt to take a seat in the King of the Ring throne and watch the match. Finn Bálor overcame the menacing MACE when he delivered his patented Coup de Grace to earn the victory.
After the bout, Bálor and Woods got heated ahead of their showdown in the Finals of the King of the Ring Tournament at WWE Crown Jewel as Kofi Kingston had to emerge to keep the peace between the potential new kings.
Bianca Belair def. Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair by disqualification
Bianca Belair set out to earn herself the Raw Women’s Championship before competing for SmackDown’s Women’s Title at WWE Crown Jewel and appeared to be well on her way to doing so until Charlotte Flair brought a steel chair into the equation to end a thrilling Raw main event. The Raw Women’s Champion got herself disqualified and retained her title, but The EST of WWE got the last laugh as she hit Flair with one swift steel chair smash before shifting gears to Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks at WWE Crown Jewel.