WWE RAW Results – January 11, 2021 – Tonight’s show begins with a look at last week’s episode with Randy Orton bullying WWE Legends backstage on RAW.
We’re live from the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, as Triple H makes his way to the ring.
Triple H says he still has it. It has been a long time since he has been here but he welcomes everyone to the Thunderdome and Raw. He says it is really diffilcult… Randy Orton’s music already interrupts and he makes his way to the ring.
Randy says the Office decided to show up because Drew McIntyre couldn’t. Randy says he was supposed to have a pretty big match tonight. Hunter says he is aware and Randy is aware that it is not going to happen. Randy says that he is aware. Since you decided to get all prettied up and fly down to Tampa, you are here to make a ruling. Randy asks if you are going to announce that I am entering the Royal Rumble last, or are you going to do what is best for business and hand me the WWE Championship.
Hunter says if Randy wants the WWE title, he can win the Royal Rumble. Randy says the only reason why you are here is to say something, make a call, or anything to benefit me. What is it?
Hunter asks if this is where we are? Cheap threats? Do you think I am scared? It has been impressive watching you over the last year. I have sat back and watched you do a lot of things. I saw the old Randy Orton step into the dance. It has been a while. I was in awe. A lot of people criticized and didn’t understand what you did. They thought you crossed lines and went too far. I saw you contemplate that match, light it, look at it, and watch it burn down knowing that everything you wanted was on the other side of that flame.
All you had to do was drop it and you did. I don’t know if I was ever more proud of you than in that moment because I would have done the same thing. It stood between you and what you wanted. It benefited you. During that time, there have been a few things that got him dressed up and got him to fly down to Tampa. There are a few things you have done that I don’t understand. You kicked legends in the head, threatened them, and humiliated them. I don’t understand when it doesn’t benefit you. Ric Flair is a legend and it did not benefit you. You are not a legend. You are nothing but a no good prick.
Randy says that you can call him what you want but he is in his peak and in his prime. He says he is a legend in his own time, just like Triple H. What do you say? Do you still have it in you? Is the Cerebral Assassin in there? Is the Game in there? Is the King of King? I will not challenge you to a match, but to a good old fight. We have known each other for more than 20 years. Let’s go toe to toe tonight. Accept my challenge.
Hunter says when someone does something that does not benefit you, you say no. So the answer is NO. Orton wonders if it’s really a case of Triple H not being able to get his balls from Stephanie McMahon’s purse because she’s not here. Triple H walks back over to Orton and drops him with a right hand, sending him out of the ring as fans pop. Orton says he guesses that means yes. Triple H stares him down from the ring as Orton’s music hits. Orton clutches his jaw and smirks back at Triple H.
— We see what happened between Ric Flair and Charlotte Flair.
Charlotte is in Gorilla Position and Sarah ambushes Charlotte to ask about what happened last week. Charlotte says it was classless and Lacey is not the first and will not be the last to flirt with my dad in front of me. Charlotte says she talked to her dad and wants to know why she is being asked about her dad. Charlote says she is going to show this classless woman how to act like a lady.
Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring, while Lacey is with Sarah in the back and she tells Charlotte to take a seat and have a few deep breaths. I did not flirt with anyone who did not want to flirt with me. Ric Flair is a charming man. This match is dedicated to the Nature Boy. This one’s for you sweetheart. Lacey heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
— We are back with a pre recorded video of Drew McIntyre. McIntyre wishes he could be at the Thunderdome, but he says he tested positive for COVID-19. He says he doesn’t have symptons but anyone can catch it and the only way to stop it is to work together. Wear your masks and follow social distancing. It is to protect everyone. He says he will see you soon.
Back in the ring as they lock up and Flair with a clean break. They lock up and Charlotte with an inside cradle for a near fall. Lacey with a kick and side head lock. Charlotte blocks a kick and connects with an elbow and chops. Charlotte with an Irish whip and a running knee into the corner for a near fall. Charlotte with a figure four head scissors and she drives Lacey’s head into the apron. Charlotte maintains the figure four head scissors. Charlotte rolls Lacey through a few times. Charlotte with a forearm.
Charlotte with a knee drop to the leg in the ropes. Charlotte with a single leg take down and she tries for the figure four but Lacey gets to the ropes.
Ric Flair’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring, but is he here to see his daughter or his potential future ex-wife? Charlotte is confused by Lacey does nothing to take advantage of the situation as we go to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte with shoulders in the corner but Lacey sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and kicks Charlotte. Lacey with a hesitation bronco buster. Charlotte goes to the floor while Lacey reaches into her gear for some tissues to pat herself down. Charlotte with forearms but Charlotte is sent into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Lacey with a Flair strut but she misses a knee drop. Lacey pulls Charlotte to the mat and Lacey with forearms to Charlotte. Lacey with a cobra clutch. Charlotte with elbows and a belly-to-belly suplex. Lacey with a kick but Charlotte with an Irish whip and Charlotte misses a knee. Lacey with a rollup but Charlotte with a round kick.
Charlotte misses a boot in the corner and Lacey pulls Charlotte to the mat. Lacey kicks Charlotte in the arm. Charlotte with a neck breaker and fallaway slam. Charlotte misses a foerarm into the corner and Lacey is sent to the apron. Charlotte with a punch and boot to knock Lacey off the apron. Charlotte goes to the floor and sends Lacey back into the ring. Charlotte goes for a moonsault but Lacey stops Charlotte. Charlotte with a flatliner and she sends Lacey into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with Natural Selection and Lacey’s foot is put on the rope by Ric.
Lacey misses Woman’s Right and Lacey is sent to the apron. Charlotte yells at her father and Charlotte goes for a fallaway slam but Ric trips Charlotte and holds the leg down for the three count.
Winner: Lacey Evans
After the match, Evans’ music hits as she heads to ringside. A furious Flair stares out at her dad, who looks a bit scared of his daughter. Lacey joins Ric on the ramp and they’re all smiles together as they hug.
— Still to come, Elias vs. Jeff Hardy. Back to commercial.
— Back from the break and Schreiber stops a happy Lacey Evans and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair in the back, asking what the hell just happened out there. Lacey just says she thinks she will change at the hotel. They keep walking and strutting away.
We get a look back at last week’s title match between Keith Lee and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. Kayla Braxton is in the back with Lee now, asking how he bounces back from a tough loss like that. Sheamus quickly interrupts and there’s tension between the two. Sheamus says Lee earned Drew’s respect last week and if Drew respects him, so does Sheamus. It sounds like Sheamus is about to propose a match but he’s interrupted by The Miz and John Morrison. They run their mouths before Lee and Sheamus refer to them as Dumb & Dumber. Miz and Morrison say some of their 2021 resolutions are to right wrongs from last year, and two of those wrongs are Lee and Sheamus. The two sides have more words. Lee accepts the challenge but Sheamus looks a bit annoyed. Miz and Morrison remind us what happened the last time Sheamus and Lee were on the same team, when Lee got hit with a Brogue Kick. Miz and Morrison walk off as Lee and Sheamus get on the same page.
Jeff Hardy vs. Jaxson Ryker
We goo back to the ring and Jeff Hardy is wrapping up his entrance for the match with Elias. Out next comes Elias with Jaxson Ryker. Elias is carrying his guitar and wearing a cast on his thumb. He says he suffered a debilitating injury while performing in the studio, and can’t wrestle tonight. Elias announces that Hardy will be wrestling Ryker instead. Ryker takes the mic and says he will do whatever it takes to prove his allegiance to Elias and The Universal Truth, and that includes going through Hardy. Ryker says he’s inspired by Elias’ music to destroy tonight. Hardy looks on as Ryker enters the ring.
The bell rings and Ryker kicks Hardy, then beats him down. Ryker unloads in the corner now as Elias joins the announcers. Back and forth in the ring now. Hardy drops Ryker. Hardy talks trash to Elias through the ropes and Elias gets up from commentary to taunt back. Ryker takes advantage and comes from behind, rolling Hardy up for the quick win. The referee’s position made it to where he did not see Ryker using the tights for leverage.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker
After the match, Elias heads to the ramp with Ryker. Hardy takes the match and tells Elias to come face him. Hardy says it’s not the injury, it’s Elias worried that the world see Ryker is better than him. Elias tells Ryker to stay out of the match because he’s going to beat Hardy. Elias heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
Jeff Hardy vs. Elias
The match is joined in progress because we can’t wait through those commercials. Elias with a clothesline for a near fall. Elias misses a knee drop. Hardy with a forearm and a reverse atomic drop and leg drop followed by a drop kick and elbow drop for a near fall. Hardy with a kick and he tries for a Twist of Fate but Elias escapes and hits a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Hardy with an elbow but Elias pulls Hardy off the turnbuckles. Hardy with Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.
Elias blocks a kick but Hardy with a mule kick and a jaw breaker. Elias with a jumping knee and Drift Away for a near fall. Elias with a European uppercut or two. Hardy blocks a European uppercut and Hardy with a back slide for a near fall. Hardy with a Twist of Fate and he goes up top. Hardy with a swanton for the three count.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Elias asks Ryker why didn’t he help him and Ryker says you told me not to. Back to commercial.
— We are back with earlier tonight moment with Triple H and Randy Orton.
Miz and John Morrison vs. Keith Lee and Sheamus
Sheamus and Morrison start things off and Morrison with a side head lock. Sheamus with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus with a hammer lock but Morrison with a take down. Sheamus with a single leg sweep Lee tags in and Lee with a slam and Sheamus with a knee drop. Lee gets a near fall. Morrison with a forearm and Miz tags in. Lee with a forearm to Miz and a knee to Morrison. Lee press slams Morrison onto Miz on the floor. Sheamus wants to tag in and Lee makes the tag. Sheamus with a double clothesline off the apron. Sheamus with a forearm to Miz’s back and Lee tags in. Sheamus with a Finlay Roll and Lee sends Miz into the corner for Morrison to tag in.
Morrison with kicks to the leg. Morrison clips Lee and kicks him in the back of the leg. Lee with a head butt. Lee sends Morrison across the ring and then Lee with a running shoulder into the corner and the top rope comes off the turnbuckle and Lee pulls an Urkel ‘did I do that?’ as we go to commercial.
We are back and Lee with an arm bar on Miz while the top rope is reattached to the turnbuckles. Lee with an Irish whip and Sheamus tags in and they Irish whip Miz. Sheamus blocks a kick and Sheamus with a double leg take down. Miz kicks Sheamus away and Morrison is knocked off the apron. Miz with a KneeDT and punches. Sheamus with forearms but Morrison tags in and punches Sheamus and connects with knees. Morrison kicks Sheamus. Miz chokes Sheamus in the corner. Miz with a front face lock and Sheamus tries to get to his corner. Sheamus sends Miz to the mat and Morrison tags in and he stops Sheamus from making the tag.
Morrison with a forearm to the head and Miz tags in and gets a near fall. Miz with a front face lock. Miz has something to say to Lee and Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. Lee and Morrison tag in and Lee with shoulder tackles to Morrison and Miz. Lee with back drops to Morrison and Miz. Lee with a splash to Miz and then Morrison. Lee biels Morrison into Miz. Lee with a spinning power slam for a near fall. Lee with Grizzly Magnum to Miz and Miz is sent to the floor. Morrison with a kick and then he goes for a springboard move but Morrison bounces off Lee. Lee sets for Grizzly Magnum and Sheamus tags in and hits a Brogue Kick for the three count.
Winners: Sheamus and Keith Lee
Triple H is in the back with Sarah and she asks him about Randy Orton’s challenge. Hunter says he came here tonight in a different capacity. He came as an official and representative of WWE. If Randy can’t get it into his head what people like Ric Flair and Mark Henry mean to him. He needs to know what people like Ric Flair and his father mean for his career. Will he be the Game who drops that match on you. He will be the one to drop the match. On behalf of every legend that stepped in the ring before us, I accept.
We go to commercial.
Sheamus vs. Keith Lee
They argue as we come back from commercial and the referee calls for the bell to start the match. Lee and Sheamus exchange punches. Sheamus drops Lee on the top rope and connects with forearms. Lee with a head butt and he brings Sheamus back into the ring. Lee puts Sheamus’ arms behind his back and Lee with a forearm and chops. Lee with Grizzly Magnum. Sheamus sends Lee through teh ropes and Sheamus drop kicks Lee through the ropes. Sheamus is caught coming off the apron and Lee with a belly-to-belly suplex into the timekeeper area. Lee with a knee as Sheamus gets back into the ring to beat the ten count. Lee wiht an Irish whip and Sheamus with a kick to the knee and Lee goes into the turnbuckles.
Sheamus sends the arm into the ring post a few times. Sheamus stomps on the arm and applies an arm bar. Sheamus with a fish hook. Sheamus with a double wrist lock. Lee gets back to his feet and he knocks Sheamus down to get out of the hold. Sheamus kicks Lee in the arm and Sheamus pulls himself up to the turnbuckles. Lee with a forearm to stop Sheamus. Lee sets for a Spanish Fly but Sheamus with knees to the midsection and he pushes Lee to the mat.
Sheamus with a flying clothesline and jumping knee for a near fall. Sheamus returns to the double wrist lock. Sheamus tries for a cross arm breaker and he kicks Lee in the head. Lee counters a triangle with a one arm power bomb. Lee with a Spirit Bom for the three count.
Winner: Keith Lee
Lee wants a fist bup from Sheamus and Sheamus pushes his hand away and he hugs Lee instead.
— We take a look back at Bill Goldberg’s challenge to Drew McIntyre from last week. We go to commercial.
— We are back with a look at last week’s WWE Championship match between Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee.
— Drew McIntyre says he wants to respond to Bill’s challenge. He saw legends who paved the way for him were on the stage. When I was about to thank them, you knocked on the door and you were there. I didn’t see Bill Goldberg coming. One of the most destructive force in WWE history. Drew says his brother and he used to watch Goldberg when they were kids. Never meet your heroes in person because they will let you down. I want to respect and honor you but you let me down. You put words in my mouth. I am a firm believer of getting respect and giving respect.
You never won the WWE Championship so you decided to challenge me. I was not going to accept your challenge because you are 20 years older than me. That changed when you put your hands on me. I accept your challenge and in your own words… YOU’RE NEXT!
Riddle is in the back and he talks about winning the title from Bobby Lashley. He says it is like getting the biggest pizza. We see that he is talking to Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado. Lince says they hope Riddle wins because they cannot stand the Hurt Business. He tells Matt to watch his back and Matt discusses the inability to see your own back.
— Xavier Woods makes his way to the ring for a match against T-BAR. But first… We go to commercial.
Xavier Woods vs. T-BAR
Back from the break and out comes RETRIBUTION – T-BAR with Mustafa Ali, Mace, Slapjack and Reckoning. We get a sidebar video with T-BAR issuing a warning to Woods. Tom notes that Kofi Kingston has a broken jaw and is not here tonight. T-BAR locks up and takes control to start.
T-BAR drops Woods with a big shoulder. Ali yells at Woods from ringside. Woods looks to mount some offense but T-BAR drops him with another shoulder. T-BAR catches Woods in mid-air but Woods fights out with elbows. Woods sweeps T-BAR and works him over until T-BAR nails a huge clothesline for a 2 count.
T-BAR drops Woods with a big right hand as Ali continues to rant at ringside. T-BAR grounds Woods now with a knee to the back. Fans rally for Woods as he tries to fight to his feet. Woods gets free with a jawbreaker. T-BAR grabs him but Woods nails another jawbreaker. Woods with chops now. T-BAR with a knee to the gut. T-BAR runs into a boot. Woods with more chops now. Woods ducks a big clothesline and comes back fighting.
T-BAR blocks a kick and sends Woods into the corner but misses an elbow. Woods fights from the apron and hits an enziguri. Woods with a missile dropkick from the top to knock T-BAR out of the ring. Woods kips up for a pop. Woods flies through the ropes to kick T-BAR into the barrier. Woods kicks Ali away from the apron but T-BAR rocks him off the distraction. T-BAR yanks Woods into the top rope using the hurt arm. T-BAR brings Woods back in and drops him into the big knee for the pin to win.
After the match, RETRIBUTION hits the ring to stand with T-BAR as the music hits.
— Schreiber is backstage with Randy Orton now, asking for his reaction to Triple H accepting the challenge. Orton mentions their history and goes on about how he’s able to direct his hate towards Triple H.
— Still to come, Bobby Lashley defends against Riddle. Back to commercial.
Riddle vs. Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship
Lashley attacks Riddle before the bell rings and he kicks Riddle. Lashley attacks Riddle again while the referee tries to gain control of the situation before the match starts. Lashley with a clothesline in the corner. Lashley
The match starts and Lashley with a punch and biel. Lashley with a shoulder in the corner. Riddle with punches and Lashley drops Riddle on the top rope before Riddle falls to the floor. Lashley gets Riddle on his shoulders but Riddle gets to his feet and Lashley is sent into the ring post. Riddle with a kick to Lashley followed by a twisting Asai Moonsault. They return to the ring and Riddle goes for a springboard move but Lashley catches Riddle and choke slams him. Lashley with the full nelson and Riddle taps out.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Riddle calls out MVP and he asks if you like to kick them when they’re down. I couldn’t beat Lashley tonight, but I sure as hell can beat you. MVP accepts the challenge and heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
Riddle vs. MVP
Porter with a double thrust to the throat and a face buster. Porter with the Ballin Elbow. Riddle with running forearms but Porter blocks an exploder. Riddle with a knee. Riddle kicks Lashley from the apron and then Riddle goes up top and hits a twisting senton. Out of nowhere Lashley is in the ring and connects with a huge spear for the DQ.
Winner: Riddle (by disqualification)
After the match, Lashley attacks Riddle. Lashley with a flatliner. Porter kicks Riddle in the ribs.
— We take a look back at the six man five man gauntlet match to determine Roman Reigns’ opponent for the Royal Rumble that was won by Adam Pearce.
Adam Pearce and AJ Styles are in the back and AJ asks who will eliminate him with Omos in his corner. AJ says if Adam Pearce beat Roman Reigns, he can face Adam at Wrestlemania. Drew Gulak says he would like to be in the Royal Rumble and Adam Pearce says he needs to earn his way into the Royal Rumble. Drew says that AJ already lost his title match. AJ asks Drew who has he beaten. Drew has a flash drive to show Adam Pearce who he has beaten. Adam takes the flash drive and he tells Drew if he can beat AJ Styles, he will be in the Royal Rumble. The match is next. We go to commercial.
Drew Gulak vs. AJ Styles
Both men go for drop kicks as the matxh starts. AJ with a back breaker. Drew with a double thrust to the throat and a suplex. Drew gets a near fall. Drew wtih a Tiger Driver for a near fall. Drew sets for a superplex but AJ escapes because you do not superplex AJ Styles. Drew with a victory roll for a near fall. Drew with a backslide for a near fall. AJ with a Pele Kick and both men are down. AJ with a flying forearm and he blocks a kick and AJ pushes Drew over the top rope to the floor (and if this was the Royal Rumble, Drew would have been eliminated from the match).
Omos stands in front of Drew and Drew sees Omos’ foot up close. AJ sends Drew into the announce table and then AJ with a Phenomenal Forearm for the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
We go to commercial.
— We are back with a video package looking back at Goldberg’s career.
Triple H is in the back and Keith Lee stops by and Hunter asks Keith if he is done breaking rings. Keith says that Randy is pushing buttons and trying to test you. Since I got here, you have been here for me. I am here for you. I am two matches in and I can do a third. Hunter says he has to do this. He made this mess and he has to clean it up. Keith gives Hunter his jacket.
— Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax make their way to the ring. Their match against Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke is next. Back to commercial.
NIa Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke
Before the match, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke announce they will be in the Royal Rumble.
Shayna and Mandy start things off and Shayna sends Mandy to the mat and Shayna kicks Mandy and Mandy kicks Shayna away and tags in Dana. Dana avoids a kick and Dana with a side head lock. Nia tags in and Nia wiht a body block. Nia with a biel. Nia gets a near fall. Nia with a cobra clutch. Dana with elbows and Shayna tags in and keeps Dana from making the tag. Dana sends Baszler to the apron and Mandy tags in and kicks Shayna and hits a few clotheslines followed by a flapjack. Mandy runs Shayna into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders and punches. Mandy with a running knee for a near fall.
Nia pulls Mandy to the floor and sends her into the apron. Nia tags in and she brings Mandy back in the ring. Nia with a Samoan Drop by Dana breaks up the cover. Shayna with a swinging back breaker and Nia with a splash to Mandy and Dana. Nia goes to teh turnbuckles but Shayna tags in and she puts Mandy in the Kirifuda Clutch and Mandy taps out. Nia Jax isn’t happy about the tag.
Winners: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
After the bell, Jax is shocked by Baszler tagging herself in and saving Rose from the big splash. The music hits as the winners stand tall together but Jax keeps looking at Baszler like something is bothering her.
— Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.
Triple H vs. Randy Orton
Back from the break and out comes Triple H for his ThunderDome in-ring debut, his first match since July 29, 2019. He does his signature poses as a “Triple H!” chant starts up. Out next comes Randy Orton for tonight’s main event as fans boo now. Orton slowly marches to the ring as they stare each other down.
Orton taunts Triple H from ringside, teasing a rush into the ring. Orton finally runs in and Triple H immediately drops him with a right, sending him back to the ramp. Orton runs back in and they go at it. Orton beats Triple H into the corner and takes control. Triple H turns it right around and unloads in the corner. Orton kicks Triple H and he goes down. Orton with an uppercut. Orton beats Triple H back to the floor now. Triple H counters a whip and sends Orton shoulder-first into the steel ring steps. Fans pop.
Orton has blood coming down the side of his face now. Triple H launches Orton into the barrier next to the announcers now. Orton goes face-first into the steps. Orton with a thumb to the eye to turn it around as fans boo him. Triple H blocks a shot and slams Orton on top of the announce table for a pop.
Triple H rolls Orton back in the ring, stopping to grab his trusty sledgehammer from under the ring. Triple H walks back up the steps but stops as the lights start to go down in the ThunderDome. It looks like “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt might be here. Orton also realizes what is happening as more lights go down about a minute later. Triple H enters and stares Orton down.
Triple H raises his sledgehammer but it’s suddenly on fire at the end. They’re both shocked. The lights are all the way down now, the sledgehammer flame shining bright. The pink and red lights come back up. Orton looks around but Triple H is gone. Music starts playing, possibly some sort of remix to the Firefly Fun House theme and Alexa Bliss’ theme. Orton turns around and Bliss is standing in the corner, staring at him.
Bliss stares Orton down and suddenly shoots a big fireball at his face. Orton drops to the mat and starts yelling out in pain. Orton gets back to his feet, but is stumbling around and falling into the ropes. Orton clutches his face in pain as RAW goes off the air.