WWE Raw Results, Winners, Reaction, and Highlights: Big E’s long journey to the mountaintop reached its destination with a WWE Title win. This was after he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and defeated Bobby Lashley to close out Raw on Monday night. Removing the element of surprise, Big E had announced hours before RAW went on air that he intended to cash in the contract and boy did he do it! In the main event between Lashley and Orton, it was the All-Mighty who dispatched the Viper with a Spear.
However, when Lashley (kayfabe) tweaked his knee after delivering a spinebuster on Orton through a table, it gave an opening for the 5′ 11 inch heavyweight who was looking for an opportune moment. As the program headed into a commercial break, prior to making the match official, WWE returned with Big E defeating a hobbling Lashley with a Big Ending.
Mind you, Lashley did give a fight as he was on the verge of defending his gold when he countered out of the Big Ending. But Big E’s second attempt at a Big Ending was right on the money and with that, Raw had a new champion.
As one of WWE’s most beloved Superstars, Big E’s moment ignited the WWE Universe as congratulations poured in on social media. From his New Day brothers to Becky Lynch (and her mom), respect poured in from his peers with recognition of his incredible win.
THEN and NOW.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 14, 2021
— D🔮 (@sparklysodas) September 14, 2021
How it started How it’s going pic.twitter.com/fjKGbbO0q3
— Austin #Creed4KOTR – Future King of The Ring (@AustinCreedWins) September 14, 2021
My Ma also says congrats. https://t.co/GKVw9zQKxW
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) September 14, 2021
Biiiiiiiig Eeeeeee!!!!!!! @WWEBigE
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) September 14, 2021
CONGRATS BIG EEEEE!!! Ps can you still troll Paul Heyman anyway!? pic.twitter.com/SlWEpq36Iv
— Betty (@TheBethPhoenix) September 14, 2021
— Cesaro (@WWECesaro) September 14, 2021
At Extreme Rules, it does seem like Big E will make his first title defense against an incensed Lashley.
WWE RAW other results:
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair def. Shayna Baszler
Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders def. Jinder Mahal, Veer & Shanky
United States Champion Damian Priest def. Jeff Hardy
Nikki A.S.H. def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Tamina
Rhea Ripley def. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Natalya
AJ Styles, Omos, MACE & T-BAR def. The New Day, Mansoor & Mustafa Ali
Doudrop def. Eva Marie