WWE Raw results: Crown Jewel opponents fail to coexist in tag team matches

The show headlined for a pair of matches with top stars and Crown Jewel opponents who were forced to work together in tag team action.

Drew McIntyre and Big E were forced to partner up before their fight at Crown Jewel, Image credit: Twitter/WWE

As the Crown Jewel pay-per-view creeps ever closer, WWE attempted to use Raw on Monday night to continue building to the upcoming show in Saudi Arabia. This meant a pair of matches with top stars and Crown Jewel opponents being forced to work together in tag team action.

Predictably, the results were disastrous for both of those matches. On the men’s side, Drew McIntyre and Big E fell to The Usos when their tag team broke down. Similar problems were on display for the women when Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks could not coexist as they took on Crown Jewel triple threat opponent Becky Lynch and partner Charlotte Flair.

Multiple Crown Jewel opponents team together

Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair via disqualification

Banks and Belair argued before the match over who would be the first woman in the match against Lynch. Belair would get her revenge on Banks moments later, launching Banks from the top rope onto Flair and Lynch on the outside of the ring, all before the match had officially started. Things broke down into a four-way brawl before Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville intervened to announce that it was unacceptable and that the tag match would resume as planned. Shortly into the match, Banks and Belair began brawling again, leading the refree to inexplicably call for a disqualification. Banks, Belair and Lynch brawled until Lynch laid out Banks to be the last woman standing.

The Usos defeated Big E & Drew McIntyre via disqualification

Big E and McIntyre opened the show with a face-to-face meeting to discuss their upcoming WWE championship match at Crown Jewel when The Usos interrupted. This all led to McIntyre and Big E agreeing to coexist for one week — despite having tagged together the previous Monday — to take on The Usos. Big E tagged himself in as McIntyre was setting up for a Claymore. McIntyre got his revenge by pulling Big E off a pin after a Big Ending. That led to the pair brawling around the ring until they were counted out. After taking out The Usos after the match, Big E and McIntyre went back to brawling before McIntyre hit a Claymore to lay out the champion.

What else happened on WWE Raw?

King of the Ring Quarterfinals – Xavier Woods defeated Ricochet via pinfall after an elbow drop. Woods was the first of the two New Day members to compete in the tournament and overcame a spirited effort from Ricochet.

Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander defeated Mustafa Ali & Mansoor via pinfall when Alexander hit Ali with a Michinoku driver. After the match, Ali shoved Mansoor and said he’s sick of losing.

Queen’s Crown Quarterfinals – Shayna Baszler defeated Dana Brooke via pinfall with a vicious knee to the face. The match continued the run of extremely short Queen’s Crown matches, lasting just 1:22.

Omos defeated Riddle via pinfall with a chokebomb. Omos dominated every second of the match with AJ Styles outside the ring demanding more punishment. Randy Orton did not make the save as Riddle thought he would but Orton did come out after the match to hit Styles with an RKO.

Bobby Lashley cut an in-ring promo addressing his upcoming Crown Jewel match with Goldberg.

Austin Theory defeated Jeff Hardy via pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

King of the Ring Quarterfinals – Jinder Mahal def. Kofi Kingston via pinfall after hitting a Khallas. Kingston was distracted by Veer attacking Woods on the outside of the ring, ultimately preventing a showdown between New Day teammates in the tournament semifinals.

Queen’s Crown Quarterfinals – Doudrop def. Natalya via pinfall after a slap and a roll-up to advance in the tournament.

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