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WWE RAW Results – 22 February, 2021

WWE Raw Results

Keep up with all of tonight’s WWE RAW results as the show emanates from the WWE ThunderDome inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida featuring the immediate fall out from last nights Elimination Chamber event.

Matches and segments announced for the show include:

Full Live Results and Analysis provided by ITRWrestling writer: Liam Stewart

Summarised Results:

  • Riddle (c) defeats John Morrison via pinfall [Bro-Derick]
  • Rhea Ripley is Coming Soon to Monday Night RAW
  • Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods defeat RETRIBUTION [w/ Mustafa Ali] via pinfall [Trouble in Paradise]
  • The Miz vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship set for next week.
  • The Hurt Business [Alexander and Benjamin] defeat The Lucha House Party via Pinfall [Pay Dirt]
  • Damien Priest [w/ Bad Bunny] defeats Angel Garza via pinfall [Hit The Lights]
  • Randy Orton is possessed by Alexa Bliss, Vomits up Black Blood.
  • Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeat Charlotte Flair and Asuka via pinfall [Leg Drop]
  • Sheamus defeats Jeff Hardy via pinfall [Brogue Kick]
  • Naomi and Lana defeat Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose via pinfall [Double Facebuster]
  • AJ Styles [w/ Omos] defeats Ricochet via pinfall [Styles Clash]
  • Bobby Lashley defeats Braun Strowman via pinfall [Spear]

Champions Edition of Miz TV opens WWE RAW, Lashley gives him one hour.

  • The Miz makes a beautiful entrance with a bounty of pyro, slow motion camera shots and the NFL style 8k camera shots.
  • The new WWE Champion runs down the elite of WWE history, he outlasted them all: John Cena – you have to watch commercials to see him, Batista- Stuck doing Buddy Cop Films… but The Miz he is the only two time Grand Slam Champion in WWE history.
  • As The Miz reaches a crescendo during his opening promo, Bobby Lashley and MVP make it down to the ring to run down The Miz and point out without Lashley, The Miz does not make it as Champion.
  • MVP reveals the terms of Lashley and Miz’s agreement from Elimination Chamber, and it is that Lashley is first in line.
  • The Miz tries to make a range of excuses but MVP makes it clear, Miz has one-hour to give Lashley a title shot…or end.

Riddle (c) defeats John Morrison via pinfall [Bro-Derick]

  • Commentary focus on Riddle failing to pin Lashley and instead Pinning Morrison who they state was unprepared for the match.
  • Pre-Match Riddle reveals he has called the eagle on the US Title, Travis after an old friend.
  • Riddle references Warzone before riding off on a Scooter to his match against Morrison.
  • Riddle hits a vicious looking Fisherman Suplex onto the apron taking both men down to the outside as RAW heads to the first ad-break of the night.
  • Neither man can put one another away despite some heavy strikes and signature exchanges.
  • A picture perfect Spanish Fly takes both men out before Riddle recovers and hits the Bro-Derick to pick up the win.

    Rhea Ripley is Coming Soon to Monday Night RAW

  • Brief Video Package shows Ripley destroying competition before The Nightmare has only Just Begun is stated over the VP.
  • Rhea Ripley…Coming Soon is shown to end the segment.

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods defeat RETRIBUTION [w/ Mustafa Ali] via pinfall [Trouble in Paradise]

  • Two Pre-Match segments backstage, firstly R-Truth’s plan to pin Bad Bunny is foiled by Damien Priest. During the segment Truth calls Bunny – Bugs Bunny and Damien Priest -DP.
  • The second segment shows Pearce saying he isn’t going to interfere in Lashley and Miz’s business because The Miz should welcome all challengers as WWE Champion.
  • RETRIBUTION are represented by T-Bar and Mace, RECKONING is at ringside to which Woods demands she fights him.
  • The match could be over quickly as RETRIBUTION hit their finishing manoeuvre – High Justice
  • However, Ali demands they do not end the match then and instead demands Mace and T-Bar hit the manoeuvre again.
  • Kingston connects with Trouble in Paradise as RETRIBUTION fail to take advantage, picking up the win for The New Day.
  • Post match Ali insults each member of his faction for continuing to fail him, states he had enough of this Cr*p before storming off alone.

The Miz’s Time Runs out, Responds to Lashley’s Ultimatum.

  • The Miz announces his decision and that it is…that he needs more time.
  • Lashley desires to simply attack The Miz on the spot, but the WWE Champion attempts to reschedule the match for next week.
  • Braun Strowman interrupts the segment, states he can do whatever he wants because he is a former Universal Champion.
  • Shane McMahon also crashes the party, he insults Braun’s intelligence before stating he wasn’t in the WWE Champions Elimination Chamber…because he isn’t a former WWE Champion.
  • Braun and Shane get into a war of words however the outcome is next week The Miz and Bobby Lashley will clash for the WWE Championship but…if Braun can defeat Lashley tonight he is added to the match.

The Hurt Business [Alexander and Benjamin] defeat The Lucha House Party via Pinfall [Pay Dirt] – Tornado Tag Team Match

  • MVP is on commentary for the match, hypes up his Pitbull – Alexander – before confirming his Champions are all on the same page.
  • The tandem offence from Benjamin and Alexander appears to confirm this with the duo working in harmony to separate and isolate Metalik and Dorado.
  • Incredible spot unfolds in which Alexander is pulled out of the ring mid-handspring before being hit with a slick Superkick by Dorado.
  • Benjamin turns out Metalik with a huge clothesline before sending Dorado into the Jumping Knee Strike of Alexander, the Gold Standards follows up with the Pay-Dirt to pick up the win.

Damien Priest [w/ Bad Bunny] defeats Angel Garza via pinfall [Hit The Lights]

  • Commentary recaps Bad Bunny’s rise to WWE prominence including his recent SNL appearances as 24/7 Champion.
  • Priest nearly picks up an immediate win however Garza keeps himself alive, Garza removes his tear-away trousers and throws them at Bad Bunny.
  • The former North American Champion hits the Broken Arrow onto Garza however it only achieves a two-fall.
  • Bad Bunny and Garza get into a heated exchange which provides the distraction needed for Priest to recover and Hit The Lights allowing him to pin Garza for the three-count.
  • The 24/7 Championship Division storm the ring however Priest and Bunny clear the ring allowing Bunny to remain 24/7 Champion.

Randy Orton is possessed by Alexa Bliss, Vomits up Black Blood.

  • Randy begins the segment irate that he was the first eliminated from the Elimination Chamber match, he states he was once distracted by The Fiend but now it is Bliss.
  • We see a recap of Bliss’ praying inside a Pentagram last week, when we return to Orton he vomits up a thick black blood with a glazed look across his face.
  • Commentary is unsure of how to react, segment ends with Charlotte making her way to the ring ahead of Tag Team action.

Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeat Charlotte Flair and Asuka via pinfall [Leg Drop]

  • Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez get a mention in the build to this match, hyping up their March 3rd title opportunity.
  • The Queen and The Empress start on a very high tempo, clearing Jax and Baszler out the ring with a series of stereo dropkicks.
  • On return from the Ad-Break, Baszler has Asuka trapped in her corner isolated from Flair, Jax and Baszler work over the left arm of the RAW Women’s Champion.
  • Jax hits a powerful Powerbomb onto Flair in the centre of the ring as Asuka can only look on in fear.
  • Flair attempts to hit Jax with a Sunset Bomb which Jax struggles to sell successfully instead stumbling over into the back bump.
  • As The Queen locks Baszler in the Figure Four, Jax hits a huge leg drop whilst the referee is distracted.
  • Charlotte Flair accidentally wipes out Asuka allowing Jax to connect with another Leg Drop and pick up the win for her and Baszler.
  • Post match Asuka and Flair argue, with Asuka irate that Flair hit her during the match.
  • Later in the show Charlotte Flair and Ric Flair share a heart-to-heart during which Ric states he never claimed Lacey Evans was pregnant with his child.
  • Charlotte states he didn’t see potential in Evans, he saw another hot blonde and thats always his vice.

Sheamus defeats Jeff Hardy via pinfall [Brogue Kick]

  • Sheamus jumps Hardy immediately as the bell rings, however, Hardy is able to connect with some offence of his own to get back into the match all be it short lived.
  • The Celtic Warrior is showing a real edge, motivated by the anger of being unsuccessful during last nights Elimination Chamber.
  • Whisper in the Wind gives Hardy a near-fall however Sheamus quickly returns into the drivers seat.
  • The two former WWE Champions beat the hell out of one another in a stiff strike exchange.
  • Hardy hits the Twist of Fate however Sheamus is able to avoid the Swanton Bomb and connect with a Brogue Kick to pick up the win.

Naomi and Lana defeat Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose via pinfall [Double Facebuster]

  • Naomi dominates early on utilising her usual range of athletic based offence.
  • Mandy Rose falls victim to a double sit out facebuster by Lana and Naomi, allowing Naomi to pick up the quick victory.

AJ Styles [w/ Omos] defeats Ricochet via pinfall [Styles Clash]

  • The match opens fast, with Ricochet hitting a bit dropkick and then Styles responding immediately with a snug Suplex onto Ricochet.
  • Styles attempts to throw back to the last time the two clashed on RAW, bouncing the former NXT Tag Team Champion off the ropes and attempting to catch him into the Styles Clash.
  • However, this time Ricochet grabs the bottom rope and attempts to turn things around with a 450 Splash.
  • AJ avoids the aerial offence and connects with the Styles Clash for a decisive victory over Ricochet.
  • Post match Omos deadlifts Ricochet and lays him out with a two-handed chokeslam.

Bobby Lashley defeats Braun Strowman via pinfall [Spear] – If Strowman had won he would have been added to next weeks WWE Championship Match.

  • Before the match can get underway, The Miz makes his way down to ringside to scout his potential opponents ahead of next weeks title defence.
  • Lashley knocks Strowman off his feet early on, however, Strowman recovers and works over ‘The Almighty’ in the corner.
  • Strowman tosses Lashley to the outside before hitting himself into the Steel Steps during an attempt to hit the Locomotive.
  • Basement dropkick from Lashley into the Flatliner gives the former US Champion a strong near-fall attempt.
  • The Strowman Express begins to pick up speed, laying out Lashley with a series of Clotheslines before connecting with the Running Powerslam.
  • Lashley defies all odds kicking out of the well protected Running Powerslam.
  • Bobby Lashley spears Strowman picking up the win, with Strowman kicking out at 3.1 in vintage old style big guy booking.
  • Post match Lashley lays out The Miz with the Spear following a failed Title Shot by the current WWE Champion