Welcome to eWrestling.com's LIVE results coverage for the latest edition of WWE Monday Night RAW "Go-Home" Edition which airs tonight, February 22, 2021 starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, airing LIVE on the USA Network from the ThunderDome II at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida! Tonight will be the Fall-Out Edition following this past Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 pay-per-view event!
As advertised for the February 15th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW, After cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and laying claim the WWE Title at WWE Elimination Chamber, the Miz will have a special WWE Championship celebration episode of "Miz TV" tonight. Don’t miss Monday Night Raw, tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Featured below are complete results of the February 22, 2021 edition of WWE Monday Night RAW which airs live at 8/7C on USA Network! The following report was written by eWrestling.com's longest running female reporter, Jamie Rush. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieRush312.
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (2/22/2021)
WWE Then... Now... FOREVER! Are you ready?
As the clock hits eight o'clock, we hear "The Search" by NF as the opening video sequence plays us into the February 22, 2021 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW "Go-Home" Edition which follows this past Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 pay-per-view event!
We enter the award-winning ThunderDome II at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL as the commentary team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe discuss tonight's events as we are sent into a video package from last night's pay-per-view event!
Video Package - WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Highlights
We immediately head into a video package highlighting the events from last night's WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 pay-per-view event where Drew McIntyre won the RAW Elimination Chamber match to retain the title, then suddenly Bobby Lashley snuck up behind McIntyre and attacked him with a Spear, followed by applying The Hurt Lock and finally sending an already physically drained Drew McIntyre to the canvas.
In a surprise twist, The Miz's music sounds, "AWWEEEESOME!" as Miz makes his way to the ring accompanied by a referee. Miz takes McIntyre down for the cover, McIntyre somehow kicks out. A stunned Miz quickly sets up for a Skull Crushing Finish on McIntyre and gets the cover once again for the three count pin and win making The Miz the NEW WWE Champion!
In-Ring - MIZ TV
We head into the ThunderDome II at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL where we first see John Morrison standing in the center of the ring with a microphone in hand. Morrison introduces the NEW WWE Champion, The Miz! "AAAWWWEEESSSOMMEE!! sounds over the speakers as The Miz makes his way to the stage in a suit and shades as he carries the WWE Championship belt over his right shoulder... a sly smirk on his face as he poses at the top of the stage and amazing pyro goes off all around him! The crowd "Boo's!" in response to The Miz.
The new champ struts down the ramp to ringside, then enters the ring, er, "set" of MIZ TV as he walks over to his tag-team partner and best friend, John Morrison, and the two proceed to chest bump in celebration of last night's victory! The crowd begins to "Boo!" even louder. His We then get down to business as The Miz welcomes the WWE Universe to the most must-see WWE talk-show in WWE history, Miz TV... CHAMPIONS EDITION!" Miz continues, "How do you like me now?"
He then tells the story of his start in WWE where he states that the other wrestlers in the locker room gave him THREE months, stating he'd be fired. Miz states that thirteen years later, here he stands, WWE Champion on his second reign. Miz goes on about how far he’s come in WWE. Everyone else from his generation have come and gone but he’s still standing. Miz says he’s taking them all out. He names Batista, John Cena, Bobby Lashley, Daniel Bryan, even WWE Hall of Famer, and says they just don’t match up to anything he has going.
Miz continues on bragging about his accomplishments and how awesome he is. He then states he didn’t earn the respect of the fans, he demanded it.
Bobby Lashley Interrupts!
Before Miz can continue with his thought he is interrupted by the entrance theme for The Hurt Business member, Bobby Lashley as he and fellow member MVP make their way to the stage. Lashley and MVP (who's on crutches) make their way into the ring as MVP congratulates Miz on his title win, on behalf of The Hurt Business. MVP then notes some of Miz’s accomplishments and says he forgot to mention how Lashley destroyed Drew McIntyre last night before his win. Miz says he was getting to that.
Miz then proceeds to thank them both but says he and Morrison have more celebrating to do. MVP and Lashley aren’t leaving. MVP asks Miz if they want to reveal the terms of their business arrangement. Morrison helped Lashley lose the United States Title, and now Miz owes Lashley to make it right. Lashley tells Miz he owes him a shot and Miz agrees, but adds that he never said when that would happen. Miz rants about how busy he is and says there is just no time right now. Lashley ends up grabbing Miz by his tie.
Lashley then states that he and Miz made a deal... and Miz has one hour to give him what he wants, or he will be sent to the emergency room. Lashley says one way or another he’s taking the WWE Title from Miz and it will be painful, merciless, and… awesome. Lashley and MVP stare Miz and Morrison down as the music starts back up. Tom says Miz has one hour to grant the WWE Title match, or else.
Backstage - Lucha House Party and United States Champion Matt Riddle
As we head backstage, we see that Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado of Lucha House Party are congratulating the new WWE United States Champion Matt Riddle. Riddle replies with a "thank-you" to Metalik and Dorado for for having his back as of late. Riddle then continues on to make "Riddle"-like statements until he finally pulls his Raz'r scooter out and proceeds to ride off towards the stage as we head to commercial break!
WWE United States Champion Riddle vs. John Morrison
As we return from the commercial break we immediately head into a video clip highlighting how The Original Bro won the WWE United States Championship as he claimed victory last night over former champion and Hurt Business member, Bobby Lashley and John Morrison at Elimination Chamber by winning the Triple Threat.
As we return to the ThunderDome II, a timer is counting down on the screen as time is running out for The Miz to deliver what Lashley wants or be sent to We see a timer counting down on the screen for Lashley’s ultimatum to The Miz who has til 9pm. We see John Morrison, who apparently already made his entrance as he stands in the ring awaiting his opponent for the first match-up of the evening. Out next comes the new WWE United States Champion, Matt Riddle, as his entrance theme sounds in the arena for this non-title match.
As Riddle makes his way down the ramp towards the ring, the fans in the crowd begin to chant “bro!” from their monitors around the ring. Riddle jumps over the top rope and lands in the ring as he also kicks his flip flops off and his pyro goes off around the ring! With both competitors in their respective corners, the referee stands in the center of the ring as he signals for the bell. The bell rings and match officially begins! Both Riddle and Morrison meet in the center of the ring as they proceed to exchange holds and quick counters. Riddle heads in with a Kick, but Morrison is able to evade Riddle's foot as he ducks down. Morrison then counters with a Running Kick of his own! Riddle blocks the Running Standing Moonsault then counters by locking Morrison into a submission.
Morrison struggles to the bottom rope, finally grabbing the rope forcing Riddle to break the hold. Riddle and Morrison back to their feet, Morrison side steps a Punt Kick attempt by Riddle, then counters with a Roundhouse Kick that levels Riddle. Riddle makes his way back to his feet as he lands a Gut-wrench Suplex for the cover. Morrison is able to kick out at the two. Riddle and Morrison once again back to their feet as they proceed to trade strikes now.
Riddle heads in on Morrison and catches a Kick and delivers Strikes. Morrison looks to turn the tables on a quickly rising Riddle as he applies a thumb to the eye to take control. Morrison then follows up with a take-down on Riddle. Fans then "Boo!" loudly in response. Morrison with a modified Dragon Sleeper submission now. Riddle gets sent to the apron, then sent to the floor with a kick to the head. Morrison then launches himself over the top rope to the floor with a corkscrew, taking Riddle back down. Morrison clutches his knee but brings Riddle back in as the referee counts. Morrison comes back in and follows but Riddle takes him back over the top rope.
Riddle and Morrison then proceed to struggle against one another as they make their way back on the apron, trading Big Stiff Strikes. Riddle with a Big Suplex on the apron, dropping Morrison’s head on the edge of the ring. Riddle returns to the ring and stands awaiting Morrison as the referee begins the count and we head back to commercial.
As we once again return from the commercial break and Riddle still on offense, lands a Splash to Morrison inside the ring! Morrison gets back to his feet and looks for an Alabama Slam that connects on Riddle for the cover. Riddle kicks out at the two, the match continues. Morrison grounds Riddle in the middle of the ring now. We get some back and forth action between the two, as they make their way to the corner of the ring. Riddle fights out and ends up nailing an Overhead Kick to take control! Riddle kips up and runs into the corner with a forearm, and another. Riddle with a big suplex.
Morrison ducks a punt kick and dodges a Standing Moonsault as he then rolls to ringside. Riddle lands a Kick from the apron! Riddle then nails the Floating Bro from the apron to the floor. Riddle brings it back in and hits a German Suplex with a bridge for a 2 count. Morrison rams Riddle back into the corner, hitting him with thrusts. Morrison runs up to the middle rope and nails a Spanish Fly for a close 2 count. Both men make their way back to their feet as Riddle hits his Bro-2-Sleep for the cover, Morrison kicks out to continue the match once again!
Morrison gets back to his feet and a Big Kick sends Riddle from the ring and onto the apron! Riddle fights as he makes his way back in the ring, but Morrison lands a Knee Strike to the face of Riddle. As Morrison looks to wrap this match up, he heads in for the Starship Pain, but Riddle is able to block Morrison's attempt. Riddle then hits the Bro Derek as he covers Morrison for the three count pin to win this match-up!
Winner: Matt Riddle
After The Match
Immediately following the match, the WWE United States Champion Matt Riddle stands tall as he holds the title belt in the air. The fans begin a chant of “bro!” from the monitors inside the arena. We then head to replays. Riddle hits the corner to pose as the chants continue.
Before we head into the next segment, commentary notes that "still to come" tonight, the timer is down to less than 30 minutes for Bobby Lashley’s ultimatum to The Miz.
We head into a video promo for NXT's Rhea Ripley as the promo states "Coming Soon" as we head to commercial break!
Video Clip -WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny's Performance On SNL
As we once again return from the commercial break, we are immediately sent into a video clip showcasing the current WWE 24/7 Champion, Bad Bunny, performing on SNL with his WWE 24/7 Title. He will be in Damian Priest’s corner later on tonight against Angel Garza.
Backstage Interview - Bad Bunny and Damian Priest
As the video clip ends, we head backstage as Sarah Schreiber meets with Bad Bunny and Priest for an interview. As she begins to speak, Priest spots R-Truth with a referee in the hallway, and Priest quickly calls him out. Truth comes over with some comedy explanation but Priest knows what he’s up to. Truth gets Bunny’s name wrong and Priest aggressively corrects him, which leads to Truth running away.
Once again we are sent into a video clip from earlier tonight that highlights the events that took place between The Hurt Business member, Bobby Lashley, and current WWE Champion.
Backstage - The Miz and Adam Pearce
As the video clip comes to an end, we are once again backstage where the current WWE Champion, The Miz is standing with WWE Official/General Manager Adam Pearce. Miz is whining and complaining to Pearce as he notes how there was nothing in writing between he and Lashley. Surprisingly, Pearce agrees with Miz.
Pearce then suggests that The Miz step up and face all challengers, including Lashley, as he’s now WWE Champion and everyone has doubted him. Miz responds by stating that he will face all challengers, just not now. Pearce is going to respect what Miz decides, but he reminds him he’s running out of time.
The New Day vs. RETRIBUTION
As we return to ringside in the ThunderDome II, out first comes the tag-team of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston who represent The New Day. Woods and Kingston make their way down the ramp towards the ring as we are sent into a video clip highlighting recent events between The New Day and RETRIBUTION. As the video clip ends, we once again head to commercial break!
As we return from commercial break, the commentary team from the break and the announcers lead us to a look at the “Punky Brewster” reboot on Peacock, which will feature Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair on an upcoming episode. We see actor and former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr. and a few other “Punky” cast members in the ThunderDome crowd, including Soleil Moon Frye who plays "Punky" both in the original and the reboot!
As the announcement comes to an end, we re-focus the attention on the ring where Kingston and Woods stand as they await their opponents for tonight's tag-team match-up. RETRIBUTION's tag-team of Mace and T-BAR make their way to the stage as their entrance theme sounds. Mustafa Ali, Slapjack and Reckoning accompany the tag-team to the ring as they all head down the ramp and stop at ringside, Mace and T-BAR entering the ring for tonight's match. The referee signals for the bell. The bell rings and this tag-team match is officially underway!
To start things off, T-BAR is the legal man in for RETRIBUTION and Woods is the legal man in for The New Day. T-BAR connects with the first strikes as he lands multiple blows to Woods who is sent to the mat. T-BAR follows up with yet another massive Strike to Woods in the center of the ring. Woods makes his way back to his feet as he begins to counter with strikes of his own, working over T-BAR. Woods focuses on the arm of T-BAR, then finally heads to his corner where Woods quickly makes the tag to Kingston.
Kingston makes his way into the ring and Woods uses his time inside the ring to assist Kingston as they double team attack the arm of T-BAR. Woods steps out to the apron as Kingston continues to stay on offense. Kingston then twists the arm of T-BAR looking for a submission, but T-BAR is able to turn things around as he overpowers Kingston following up with a Slam! At this point T-BAR makes the tag to Mace who quickly makes his way into the ring. Mace immediately grabs Kingston and Slams Kofi's head into the canvas several times. T-BAR suddenly runs in and drops Kingston with a Big Boot.
MACE makes the cover as the legal man in as Kingston quickly goes for the cover. MACE kicks out at the two. T-BAR tags in at this point, and grabs Kingston, then drops him with a Backbreaker in the center of the ring. T-BAR goes in for the cover, Kingston kicks out at the two and the match continues! At this point, Mace tags back in and T-BAR runs and knocks Woods off the apron with a big boot. T-BAR and Mace land some Double Team action as they land the High Justice to Kingston in the center of the ring!
At this point, instead of going for the cover, Mustafa Ali begins yelling over and over for them to hit the move again. Mace hits a few more strikes to the head of Kingston, Woods then pulls T-BAR out of the ring over the top rope. At ringside, Kingston lands Trouble In Paradise to Mace for the three count pin and win!
Winners: The New Day
After The Match
Following the match The New Day members Kingston and Woods celebrate as their music sounds over the speakers in the arena. Suddenly RETRIBUTION rushes the ring just as Woods and Kingston hit the ramp, taunting their opponents.
At this point Mustafa Ali grans a microphone as he proceeds to shout at the other members of RETRIBUTION. He asks how much longer they are going to fail him and embarrass him? He continues on to ask how much longer he has to deal with this crap. Ali says he carries them all on his back but they keep failing over and over. Ali storms out of the ring by himself as the other members of RETRIBUTION look on.
Backstage - MVP and Bobby Lashley
As we head backstage, we see The Hurt Business members MVP and Bobby Lashley walking the hall as we head to commercial break.
As we return from commercial break, we head into the video clip from earlier tonight once again, reminding us of how Bobby Lashley demanded a WWE Title shot from The Miz earlier tonight, issuing him a one-hour ultimatum to have an answer.
In-Ring - Adam Pearce
As the video clip ends, we once again head to the ring where Adam Pearce is standing in the ring. Pearce begins as he states that the deadline is here for Miz to give Lashley an answer. At this point, Pearce introduces Bobby Lashley as his entrance theme sounds and Lashley makes his way to the stage accompanied by MVP. Lashley is wearing ring attire. Pearce then introduces the new WWE Champion and out comes The Miz who is accompanied by John Morrison (still limping slightly).
Lashley isn’t happy with the face that Miz is still wearing a suit. Miz says he has made his decision but he needs more time. Lashley tells him to quit stalling and wasting his time, which is like wasting is money. Miz is worried about the honor the title deserves, not money. Miz goes on but MVP interrupts, saying Miz doesn’t have a deal with other WWE Superstars, he has a deal with them. Miz says he doesn’t know what to say, he just needs more time. Miz understands what Lashley wants and Lashley deserves it but Miz wants to give everyone his best efforts, it’s what the fans and the WWE Title deserves.
Miz asks for a week, asking Pearce if he can pencil it in for next week.
Braun Strowman Interrupts
Suddenly the music entrance for The Monster Among Men sounds over the speakers in the ThunderDome! Braun Strowman makes his way down the ramp and into the ring where he begins by stating, "If anyone around here is getting a WWE title shot, it's me!" Pearce responds to Strowman by stating he can’t just do what he wants. Strowman begs to differ as he counters stating he can do whatever he wants. Strowman continues on to say it’s clear that Pearce and Shane McMahon have an agenda against him, which is why he was kept out of Elimination Chamber.
Shane McMahon Enters
As the arguing continues back and forth between everyone in the ring until suddenly the music of Shane McMahon sounds over the speakers in the arena and Shane makes his way to the stage. As Shane enters the ring, he proceeds to dance around. The crowd begins a “Shane O’Mac!” chant as Shane stands inside the ring. Shane begins by stating, "let’s everyone chill out and let cooler heads prevail."
Shane turns his attention to Adam Pearce as he informs needs to tighten his ship up a little bit, and Braun can’t just storm down here and demand a WWE Title shot. Shane mocks Braun, joking about his brain size. Braun says Shane sucks, Miz sucks, Lashley sucks, this whole idea sucks. Braun wants a WWE Title opportunity tonight. Shane thinks that idea kind of sucks, so no. Braun says if Shane won’t give him the champ, give him the challenger. Lashley. Shane says this is intriguing. He’d love to see this match tonight. Most everyone else agrees. Shane books Strowman vs. Lashley. Shane says he’s going to up the stakes.
He continues on to announce that if Braun wins his match-up against Lashley, then next week there will be a Triple Threat for the WWE Title with Strowman, Lashley and Miz. Braun likes this idea now, but Miz isn’t thrilled. Braun stars Lashley down and then turns around to tell Shane that may be the smartest decision he’s ever made. Lashley takes advantage and takes Braun’s knee out from behind with a chop block. Lashley exits the ring and looks on as Braun gets back to his feet, limping around. We go to replays. Strowman and Lashley stare each other down as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and we see what just happened with Braun Strowman.
Tornado Tag Team Match: RAW Tag Team Champions The Hurt Business vs. Lucha House Party
We go back to the ring and RAW Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander are already in the ring for this non-title match. MVP is on commentary. Out next comes Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik of Lucha House Party.
Shelton and Metalik go at it while Cedric and Lince go at it. The champs drop their opponents. Cedric with a big dropkick to Lince’s back of his head for a close 2 count. Cedric and Benjamin continue to dominate. Cedric with another close 2 count on Metalik. Lince attacks but Shelton fights him off to save Cedric. Shelton straps Lince across his back, letting Cedric knock him off with a big dropkick for a close 2 count. Shelton sends Lince out of the ring. Metalik fights Cedric into the corner but Shelton saves him and nails a big suplex to Metalik.
Cedric works Lince over at ringside. They bring it back in. Metalik has Shelton in one corner while Cedric has Lince in the other. Shelton brings Metalik out of the corner with a big powerbomb for a 2 count as Lince saves the pin. Cedric was smiling and wasting time as Lince broke the pin up. MVP shouts from the announce table.
Lince gets double teamed in the corner now. They go for a big double team move but Lince pulls Cedric to the floor and rocks him while Metalik is fighting Shelton off. Metalik with a big DDT and Lince with a top rope splash on Shelton for a close 2 count that Cedric breaks up just in time. Cedric gets double teamed into a corner now. Cedric fights both opponents off as they charge him in a corner.
Lince with a big hurricanrana from the top to Cedric. Metalik walks the top rope but misses the stomp as Cedric moves. Shelton runs in the ring and levels Metalik with a clothesline. Shelton then tosses Lince into a knee strike from Cedric. Lince stumbles right into Paydirt from Shelton for the pin to win.
Winners: Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander
– After the match, The Hurt Business stands tall in the ring as the music hits. We go to replays. MVP raises Cedric and Shelton’s arms as they stand tall with the titles.
– We see how Damian Priest helped Bad Bunny win the WWE 24/7 Title from R-Truth last week.
Damian Priest vs. Angel Garza
We go back to the ring and WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny is introduced first to pyro. He walks down the ramp and the lights go out as Damian Priest begins his entrance. They greet on the ramp and head to the ring together. Priest wraps his entrance and stands tall as we go back to commercial with Bunny watching from the apron.
Back from the break and out comes Angel Garza to boos. Garza tries to surprise Priest as the bell hits but Priest turns him inside out. Priest takes it to the corner and beats Garza down as Bunny looks on. Priest with a dropkick and more big offense. Garza comes back with a dropkick of his own. Garza snatches his pants off to boos, then tosses them out at Bunny. Garza works Priest over while he’s on the mat, talking trash. Garza mounts Priest with strikes and shoves his face into the mat. Garza with a dropkick while Priest is down.
Garza keeps control and keeps the trash talking going. Garza with a Camel Clutch in the middle of the ring. Priest tries to fight out but Garza keeps shutting him down. Garza twists Priest’s neck and taunts Bunny while Priest is trapped in the hold. Priest overpowers to his feet but Garza nails him, angering Priest. Priest makes his comeback now, nailing a big jumping kick to the head. Priest with a big right hand and another Bell Clap, then a big kick to stun Garza and send him to the mat, collapsing.
Priest gets hyped up in the corner, acquires his target, and then fires his invisible bow & arrow. Priest charges and nails the leaping back splash in the corner. Priest follows up with the Broken Arrow but Garza kicks out just in time. Garza tries to retreat too the apron. He fights Priest off with a big right hand to the jaw. Bunny talks some trash now. Garza goes for the Wing Clipper but he can’t get Priest into position. Instead he runs and knocks Priest through the ropes to the floor. Garza invites Bunny to step through the ropes, into the ring. Bunny hesitates and taunts Garza, pointing behind him to Priest, who has recovered.
Garza charges but Priest nails a big kick from the apron. Priest then leaps off the top with another big kick. Priest yells out and grabs Garza in the middle of the ring, putting him right back down with Hit The Lights, formerly called The Reckoning. Priest covers for the pin too win.
Winner: Damian Priest
After the Match
Immediately following the match we see as Priest quickly recovers and stands tall with Bad Bunny as Bunny makes his way back into the the ring as we head into replays. Bunny raises his WWE 24/7 Title in the air but here comes Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo and Drew Gulak with their eyes on the title. Priest helps attack and clear the ring. Bunny’s music starts back up as he raises the 24/7 Title in the air. We go to replays. Priest and Bunny continue their celebration in the middle of the ring.
The commentary team inform us that still to come tonight, Randy Orton will address Alexa Bliss and her recent antics. On that note, we head back to commercial break once again.
Vignette - Rhea Ripley
As we return from the commercial break, we see the video package highlighting NXT's Rhea Ripley who will on RAW... "coming soon"!
We return to the inside of the ThunderDome II as the camera pans in on the announcers table. The commentary team discuss the current situation with Randy Orton and Alexa Bliss. We are reminded with a picture showing when Bliss's face covered every screen in the ThunderDome during the Orton vs. McIntyre match last week.
Backstage - Randy Orton
We head backstage as we come upon The Viper, Randy Orton who is standing backstage. At the sight of Orton, the fans immediately begin to "Boo!" him. Orton begins by stating, "failure is not a word I'm too familiar with, my track record proves it, but here lately I finds himself surrounded by it."
Orton continues, "I should’ve won the Gauntlet last week. That would’ve put me at an advantage for Elimination Chamber, but instead I was the first one eliminated!" Orton finishes. We get a replay of The Fiend going up in flames at TLC. Orton says he took care of The Fiend and while some think he’s coming back, he’s not, he’s gone for good.
Orton then questions why he can’t focus on the WWE Title. Orton then answers his own question stating he’ll tell us why… Orton coughs and stops his promo but regains his composure. Orton says he is still distracted, but not by The Fiend now, he’s distracted by Alexa Bliss now. We get a partial replay of her pentagram promo from last week’s RAW. Orton is having trouble with his throat now. He starts throwing up thick black liquid. Orton stumbles and quickly hurries off camera with the black liquid coming out of his mouth. That ends the segment, leaving the announcers confused.
Video Clip - Lacey Evans Announcement Last Week
Next we head into a video clip highlighting last week's RAW where Lacey Evans withdrew in the middle of a match after being tagged in, Evans then makes an announcement while standing on the ramp stating SHES PREGNANT!
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Charlotte Flair & RAW Women’s Champion Asuka
As we return to the ring, out first comes The Queen, Charlotte Flair as her entrance theme sounds in the ThunderDome II. Flair makes her way to the stage as pyro goes off all around her, she then makes her way down the ramp and enters the ring. Flair poses inside the ring as we head to commercial break.
We return from the commercial break and we get a promo for WrestleMania 37. We go back to the ring and Flair waits as her partner comes out, RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are out next for this non-title match as Mike Rome does the introductions. Baszler starts off with Asuka and they lock up. Asuka ties Baszler’s arm up. They trade offense and Asuka applies the Octopus submission in the middle of the ring. They go to the mat with Asuka focusing on the arm. Asuka keeps the arm tied up and takes it to the corner to bring Flair in.
Flair goes right for Baszler’s arm but she breaks free and tags in Jax. Flair and Jax lock up. Jax rocks her a few times with strikes. Flair is upset as she unloads out of the corner for a pop. Baszler comes in but Flair cuts her off and launches her over head, sending her out to the floor. Flair kips up and then sends Jax to the floor with Asuka’s assistance. Fans cheer for the babyfaces as Asuka runs and keeps Baszler from re-entering. Flair and Asuka stand tall while the champs are out on the floor. We go to replays.
As we return from the break, Asuka is fighting Jax off in the middle of the ring. Jax drops Asuka in the corner. Baszler tags in and stomps away on Asuka. Baszler takes Asuka down and kicks her in the spine for a close 2 count. Baszler bends Asuka’s wrist and hand up now, keeping her down with a boot to the side of the face as fans boo and Asuka screams out. Baszler tags in Jax, then does the big stomp on Asuka’s twisted elbow. Jax wraps the hurt elbow around the middle rope and damages it some more as the referee warns her. Baszler tags back in and decks Asuka while Jax holds her. More back and forth now. Flair comes in and goes at it with Baszler.
Jax tags in and they go for a double suplex but Flair slides out and clotheslines Baszler, then decks Jax. Flair gets sent to the apron but she fights both opponents off once again. Baszler is sent to the floor. Flair comes back in and stuns Jax. Flair charges but Jax catches her with a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Jax can’t believe it. Asuka is back on the apron now after being knocked of earlier. Jax keeps control of Flair as the crowd tries to rally. Baszler comes back in as they keep Flair in their corner. Baszler stretches Flair to prepare for the Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler stops Flair from tagging and drags her back to their corner.
Jax sends Flair into the corner but Flair knocks Baszler off the apron. Flair ends up dropping Jax in their corner. Flair crawls to tag Asuka in but Baszler runs over and knocks her off the apron. Flair with the Figure Four on Baszler now in the middle of the ring. Jax breaks it up with a big leg drop to the arm, doing more damage to it as fans boo. Asuka is screaming for a tag on the apron once again. Flair finally makes it. Asuka flies off the top with a missile dropkick to Baszler. Jax tags in but Asuka unloads. Asuka with a Hip Attack to Baszler, then one to Jax, and another for Baszler.
Jax runs but Asuka moves and Jax splashes Baszler instead. Asuka with double knees to the face and more offense to Jax for a close 2 count. Asuka with the arm bar to Jax but Baszler breaks it up with a stiff kick. Fans boo Baszler. Flair comes in hot and slams Baszler into the buckles, then stomps her down. Flair runs Baszler into the other corner but Shayna manages to back up and tag Jax so they can hit a double suplex but Charlotte lands on her feet.
Flair drops Baszler and chops Jax, then goes to the apron and shoulders Nia before hitting a big boot to Shayna. Flair jumps back into the ring and drops Jax with a boot but then gets caught with a huge powerbomb for a near-fall. Jax is angry and she connects with a lariat before tagging Baszler again. The Tag Champs isolate Charlotte and Baszler attempts a Kimura but Charlotte rolls out only to get kicked in the ribs. Jax tags in again and lifts Charlotte but gets rolled up – I think it was supposed to be a buckle bomb but Nia’s positioning was off. Shayna runs in and knocks Asuka off the apron but Flair gets her in the Figure Four, only for Nia to hit a leg drop to break it up.
Tag made to Asuka and she hits a missile dropkick to Baszler and the tag is made to Jax. Asuka hits both Champions with running hip attacks in opposite corners, then catches Nia with a Codebreaker for a near-fall. Asuka goes to an armbar but Shayna kicks her hard – Asuka looks concussed – then lifts her but Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but Charlotte inadvertently boots Asuka! Jax then shoves Flair out and hits Asuka with a leg drop for the win.
Winners: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
After The Match
Immediately following the match, Charlotte tries to help Asuka back to her feet, but the Empress shoves her hand away. Charlotte leaves angry and Asuka stumbles around the ring.
We are reminded that still to come, Braun Strowman Vs. Bobby Lashley. Up next we will see Jeff Hardy take on Sheamus. But first we head to commercial break!
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Jeff Hardy to a pop and some pyro. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out next comes Sheamus as Hardy waits in the ring. The bell rings and Sheamus immediately attacks with kicks. Sheamus takes control until Hardy fights back. Hardy tries to turn it around from the corner but Sheamus levels him. Sheamus grounds Hardy and drives elbows into him. Hardy fights back and sends Sheamus to the floor. Sheamus comes right back in and Hardy stays on him. Hardy continues to unload, stomping away in the corner to keep Sheamus down.
Sheamus powers up out of the corner with a huge clothesline. Sheamus beats Jeff in the corner, then whips him but gets caught with a headscissors. Sheamus catches Jeff with a back elbow, then stands on his face. Sheamus lifts Jeff and grinds him down with an armlock and elbows to the face. Hardy hits an arm-drag that sends Sheamus of the ring, and when he comes back in Jeff stomps him. Sheamus comes right back with a lariat and looks pissed. Sheamus lifts Jeff for White Noise but Hardy gets away and tosses him to the apron. Sheamus wants the Beats of the Bodhran but Jeff elbows him, then kicks him off the apron and into the barricade.
Hardy goes out and runs up the steps to hit a flying leg lariat and both men are down on the floor as we head to the break.
As we return from the commercial break, we return back live and Sheamus is smashing Jeff with elbows on the mat. Hardy fires back but eats a knee to the gut and three backbreakers. Sheamus continues the assault but Hardy catches him with a jawbreaker, then looks for a Twist of Fate but Sheamus kicks him away. Sheamus misses a shoulder tackle in the corner and Hardy follows-up with Whisper in the Wind. Both men trade shots and Hardy drops Sheamus with a forearm, then tips him over and hits a leg drop and a basement dropkick.
Jeff looks for a splash but Sheamus gets his knees-up and covers for a near-fall. Sheamus runs at Jeff in the corner but gets kicked, then Jeff goes to the middle rope and hits a splash for a near-fall. Hardy drops Sheamus with a mule kick, then looks for a rope-assisted dropkick but Sheamus kicks him away. Sheamus lifts Jeff but gets caught with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top and jumps for a Swanton Bomb but Sheamus moves and they trade roll-up attempts for a minute, then Sheamus hits Jeff with a Brogue Kick and that’s that.
Backstage - Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair
We head backstage where Ric and Charlotte Flair are backstage and she says she can’t do this crap anymore. She says he is distracting her from what she loves. She says he has the audacity to pretend like Lacey’s baby is his and it’s not about which of them is better, it’s about their legacy. She says she is busting her ass but he is hindering her every time she goes out there. Ric says he never said the baby was his and he sees a lot of potential in a good human being but Charlotte cuts him off and says he sees potential in skinny blondes.
Ric continues that she has potential and he thought he could motivate her. He says he played a role in making Charlotte one of the all-time greats and he wants the women’s division to be the biggest thing there is. Charlotte says she doesn’t see it that way because he only shows up when she’s in the ring. She thanks him for everything he has given her but she needs to be Charlotte Flair. We head to commercial break.
NAOMI & LANA VS. MANDY ROSE & DANA BROOKE
The match begins with Naomi and Dana, and the former backs the latter to the corner and peppers her with kicks. Lana gets the tag and she kicks Brooke in the face before attempting a pin. Brooke backs Lana into the corner and tags Mandy before body slamming her. Mandy hits a running knee for a two-count, then stomps Lana in the corner before tagging Brooke again. Brooke and Mandy use quick tags to keep Lana away from Naomi but eventually she gets there and Lana knocks Brooke off the apron. Naomi and Lana team to hit a double X-Factor for the pinfall.
WINNERS: NAOMI & LANA
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring alongside Omos. He’ll be in action against Ricochet after the break.
RICOCHET VS. AJ STYLES W/OMOS
The match gets underway and Ricochet drops AJ with a dropkick right away. Ricochet peppers AJ with kicks until he falls out of the ring. Styles, angry, runs back in and gets hit with a scoop slam. Ricochet kicks AJ and hits a leg drop before lifting him for a suplex but Styles lands on his feet and kicks the knee. AJ suplexes Ricochet into the turnbuckles to slow the pace. AJ hits a backbreaker before going to a sleeper hold. Ricochet fights up but AJ catches him with a dropkick.
AJ kicks him in the corner but Ricochet catches his boot and beats him across the ring to the opposite corner until the referee tells him to stop. AJ chops the throat and hits a suplex onto the ropes and looks to grab him in mid-air for a Styles Clash but they botch it. Styles lifts him up but Ricochet counters with a hurricanrana for a near-fall. Ricochet slams AJ, then goes to the top rope and attempts a 450 but AJ moves. Styles knees Ricochet in the jaw and lifts his limp body to hit the Styles Clash for the win.
WINNER: AJ STYLES
After the match
AJ stands tall as his music hits and we get replays. We come back and Omos has joined AJ in the ring now. Fans boo as Omos lifts Ricochet with ease, then drives him down into the mat. AJ stands tall with Omos again, looking down at Ricochet as fans continue to boo.
Omos, AJ Styles, Lana, Naomi and Riddle are announced for RAW Talk.
Backstage - Miz and Morrison
As we head backstage, The Miz and John Morrison are discussing who they should be rooting for in the main event. Braun Strowman walks up and stares at them both. They walk away in fear. Back to commercial.
#1 Contender’s Match:
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
We return to the ring as we prepare for the main event of tonight's WWE Monday Night RAW. As the number one contender's match is ready to get underway, out first comes The Monster Among Men, Braun Strowman, as the smoke goes off on the ramp. Bobby Lashley is out next with MVP. If Strowman wins this match, he will be added to next week’s WWE Title match to make it a Triple Threat with Lashley and new WWE Champion The Miz. Lashley enters the ring and poses in the corner as more pyro goes off.
Strowman watches him, staring him down from behind. Before they can start the match, the music hits and out comes the new WWE Champion, still wearing a suit. The bell rings and they size each other up, then lock up and go to the corner. Lashley takes Strowman off his feet first and slams him. Miz has joined the announcers for commentary. Strowman comes back and slams Lashley for a 1 count. Strowman pounds on Lashley while he’s down now. Strowman whips Lashley into the turnbuckles as MVP barks orders. Strowman works Lashley over and hits a running splash in the corner.
Lashley tries to avoid a powerslam but Strowman just tosses him over the top rope to the floor. Strowman runs around the ring to level Lashley but Lashley moves and Strowman collides with the steel ring steps, going down. Lashley leaps off the steps to drop Strowman at ringside. Lashley brings it back in and ducks a clothesline, then dropkicks Strowman’s knee out. Lashley with a Flatliner to Strowman for a close 2 count. Lashley pounds on Braun while he’s down. Lashley waits for Strowman to get up now. Lashley goes for The Hurt Lock but Strowman overpowers and fights him off. Lashley keeps fighting and goes for a big suplex but can only get him half way in the air.
Strowman fights and levels Lashley with a big clothesline. Strowman with a splash in the corner. Strowman with the running powerslam in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count. No one can believe it. Lashley avoids another running powerslam and then hits a big Spinebuster. Lashley runs the ropes and hits a big Spear on the dazed Strowman. Lashley covers for the pin to win and keep Strowman out of next week’s WWE Title match.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Bobby Lashley
After the Match
As his music hits, Bobby Lashley stands tall, celebrating her victory. On commentary, Tom confirms Lashley vs. The Miz with the WWE Title on the line for next Monday.
Lashley attacks Strowman and decks him to stop him from getting up. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock while Braun is on one knee. Fans boo. Strowman passes out. Miz tries to run in on Lashley but Lashley catches him and drives him into the mat with a big Spinebuster. MVP watches from the corner now, barking orders. Lashley waits for Miz to get back up, then delivers a big Spear.
Lashley stands tall as his music starts back up and MVP raises his arm in the air. Strowman is down on the outside and the WWE Champion is flat on his back in the middle of the ring. Lashley poses in the corner as we go to replays. Lashley has the WWE Title belt now. He poses in the corner while raising the title in the air. Fans boo him as the post-Elimination Chamber edition of RAW goes off the air
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