WWE RAW Results – March 1, 2021 – This week’s WWE RAW episode opens with a look of what happened last week between The Miz, Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman.
The former WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.
Drew says it has been a real bitch of a month for Drew McIntyre. Let’s start with Sheamus, his former friend. A twenty year friendship and he stabbed me in the back. We are going to beat the hell out of each other and it will be a true war. Two weeks ago, in the Elimination Chamber, I went into the Elimination Chamber with the odds against me, but I defended my title. Then BOOM, Lashley attacked. Then Miz successfully cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. The Fricken Miz is your WWE Champion.
It’s all good. I have a clear vision in my head and I have a simple mission. Regain my WWE Championship and defend it at Wrestlemania. I didn’t win the title at the Performance Center and defend it all over the place to make it important only to be stopped short of the finish line. Miz and Lashley, you have the biggest targets on your back. Drew tells Sheamus we are going to beat the hell out of each other.
Miz interrupts and he comes out with John Morrison who is dressed like he’s goint to a wedding.
Miz says he admires how Drew is handling thing with dignity and class. Morrison says just like a former champion should. Miz says after I acquired the Money in the Bank contract, it was a matter of time before I got the title. Drew invites Miz into the ring for a big hug. Miz says he knows that he is not one of Drew’s favorite people. Miz wants to know why would Miz be upset with him. Why would you be upset with the contract holder cashing in the contract at the right time. It is what they do. You need to blame the one and only person whose fault it is and that is Bobby Lashley.
Drew says he won’t do Miz’ dirty work and he will have to deal with Lashley by himself. If you are successful, then you are my problem.
Miz says he didn’t ask for or want help from Bobby Lashley. Miz says he is the victim. He is a husband and father to two girls. Bobby Lashley threatened his well-being. He had to make that deal because he had no choice. Now he has a title match. Why would someone like Bobby Lashley get the first opportunity at a WWE Championship and not someone more deserving like Drew McIntyre. Miz suggests that they work together. Morrison says they could be the Three MMigos. Miz says they could do wonders for Drew’s career.
Bobby Lashley’s music plays and MVP make shsi way to the stage and he now has a cane. Porter asks if this is the beginning of a new beautiful business relationship or the rambling of two men. He asks Drew if he is thinking of this. Drew says he does not need anyone’s help to get back his championship. Porter says nothing is going to stop Bobby Lashley from getting in the ring and becoming the new champion. Porter says that Miz’ match will start promptly at 9:00 PM. In less than an hour, Bobby Lashley will absolutely destroy you.
Miz tells Drew that Bobby is a menace and they need to stop him but Sheamus’ music plays and he tells Miz he is wasting his breath. Drew doesn’t care about anybody but himself. After I am through with him tonight, Drew won’t be in any shape to do anything.
Drew and Sheamus fight in the aisle and officials separate both men, but do a poor job of doing that. Drew clotheslines Sheamus over the ringside barrier.
We go to commercial.
— We are back and a countdown tell us that we are 40 minutes away from The Miz vs. Bobby Lashley.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
Drew attacks Sheamus as the bell rings and the referee tries to separate them. Drew with more punches and chops. Drew with a back elbow and Sheamus goes to the floor. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and he goes to the turnbuckles and connects with a knee drop for a near fall. Sheamus goes for a crossface chicken wing but Drew with punches. Drew with a suplex. Drew with a punch and boot to the head. Drew with a punch in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Sheamus grabs the leg and takes Drew to the mat and stomps on the midsection and head. Sheamus with a knee drop and then he applies an arm bar. Sheamus gets a near fall.
Drew gets Sheamus caught in the ropes and connects with forearms across the chest. Sheamus sends Drew to the floor. Sheamus with punches to Drew on the apron and Sheamus with forearms to the back and then to the chest. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick that knocks Drew off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with elbows to Drew and he applies an arm bar. Drew with chops but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus stretches Drew by the mouth and the referee warns him. Sheamus with kicks in the ropes. Drew goes to the apron and Sheamus with forearms across the chest. Sheamus with forearms and an Irish whip but Drew with a clothesline out of the corner. Drew with another clothesline and an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Sheamus holds on to the ropes to stop a second overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus drops Drew onto the apron.
Drew sends Sheamus into the ring post and then hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex onto the edge of the announce table. Drew slams Sheamus onto the announce table. Drew goes up top and he hits a flying clothesline for a near fall. Drew sets for Future Shock but Sheamus blocks it and hits a clothesline. Sheamus goes up top but Drew recovers and hits a head butt to stop Sheamus. Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly superplex for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew and Sheamus exchange punches from their knees. They get to their feet and Drew with chops. Sheamus gets Drew up but Drew counters with a sunset flip for a near fall. Drew with a spinebuster for a near fall. Sheamus with a knee for a near fall. Sheamus with White Noise for a near fall. Drew counters a Cloverleaf with an inside cradle for a near fall. Drew with a Future Shock DDT for a near fall. Drew sets for the Claymore but Sheamus goes to the floor and he trips Drew and sends Drew into the turnbuckles. Sheamus picks up Drew and punches him from the turnbuckles. Sheamus with forearms to the back and Drew with punches.
Drew gets Sheamus on his shoulders and Drew with a Super Air Raid Crash for a near fall. Drew stands over Sheamus and picks him up. Drew sets for the Future Shock but Sheamus blocks it and Sheamus sends Drew into the turnbuckles. Drew tries to float over and Sheamus kicks Drew in the midsection and hits a huge Alabama Slam for a near fall.
Sheamus gets to his feet first and he sets for a Brogue Kick but Drew with a Claymore first for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew slowly gets back to his feet as his music hits. We go to replays. Sheamus looks on from the mat as Drew gets up, shaking his head. Sheamus is also up to his feet now as they stare each other down.
— Naomi is in the back and she walks into Nia Jax. They stare each other down as we go to commercial.
Naomi vs. Nia Jax
Naomi with forearms to Nia but Nia with a body block. Nia tosses Naomi across the ring by the hair. Nia grabs Naomi by the hair and Naomi does not appreciate it. Naomi with a kick and sit out jaw breaker. Naomi with punches but Nia with a back elbow. Nia with a bear hug. Naomi with a sunset flip but Nia blocks it and gives Naomi a head butt. Nia with a Samoan drop and then Nia has some words for Lana. Nia with the choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Lana checks on Naomi.
— We see Bobby Lashley staring at the camera as we go to commercial.
— We are back with a Rhea Ripley video package.
Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship
We go back to the ring and out first comes the challenger – Bobby Lashley with MVP. Lashley hits the corner to pose as fans boo and the pyro explodes. MVP hypes Lashley up as he bounces around on his feet. Lashley paces now but the music finally hits and out comes WWE Champion The Miz. Or so we thought. There is no sign of the WWE Champion. MVP asks the referee what’s up. The camera cuts backstage to John Morrison checking on Miz. Adam Pearce asks Miz better have a damn good reason why he’s not out there. Miz says he cannot make it, he is cramping up and his stomach is in knots. Morrison says that something could be seriously wrong. Adam Pearce tells Miz that he has an obligation as champion. Miz says he needs just a little more time.
Bobby Lashley runs to the back to make sure that Miz is feeling better. Lashley grabs Miz by the face, saying he’s going to beat his ass for the title. Lashley shoves Miz to the ground and walks off. Morrison goes back to checking on Miz. Pearce also kneels down and says no matter what, even if he has to carry Miz to the ring himself, Miz will defend the title at 10pm ET. Pearce leaves as Morrison continues checking on his friend.
— Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
— We are back with a new counter. 52 minutes to go.
In the Arena:
We are back and Braun Strowman says that Adam Pearce and Shane McMahon have something against him. He gets suspended for head butting Adam Pearce. He is kept out of the Elimination Chamber because of some loophole. I watched the match at home and it sucked. Braun says he doesn’t know who his partner is and Shane and Adam are in the back having a laugh over what is going on. He says this is pissing him off and if it continues…
Shane McMahon dances to the ring and he is joined by Adam Pearce.
Shane tells Braun to relax. Shane says they are not out here laughing at him. Your inability to achieve your own personal goals… you are a little messed up. You are a little angry and upset. Shane says they are here to help Braun. Shane says he is taking some MBA courses trying to better himself. He says he is taking a class on conflict management. Shane says he is reading those textbooks and the key to conflict resolution is communication. If you think Adam Pearce made the match, it wasn’t him, it was me. In order for you to resolve your conflict, you needed to work with WWE Management and that is to force you to work with WWE Management. That is why you are teaming up with WWE Management tonight.
Braun wants to know if Shane is his partner. Shane says don’t be ridiculous. Shane says the only person you have conflict with is your tag team partner and that is Adam Pearce. Braun says that sucks. Shane says that Adam Pearce is skilled in the ring. You can do great things in the ring if you work together as a unit. Shane says he will sweaten the pot. You will wrestle for the Raw Tag Titles. Braun says that doesn’t sound bad. If Adam Pearce screws this up, he will get these hands.
We go to commercial.
RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Braun Strowman and Adam Pearce vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin
Strowman with a shoudler tackle to both men and then he sends Benjamin over the top rope to the floor with a punch. Strowman sends Alexander over the top rope to the floor. Strowman with a wacky lap to Benjamin and Alexander. Braun sends Alexander into the corner and then punches Alexander. Strowman stomps on the chest and he puts Alexander in the corner and he biels Alexander across the ring.
Braun with another biel and then Braun sets for a shoulder in the corner but Alexander moves and Braun hits the ring post shoulder first. Benjamin tags in and Alexander with a drop kick to the knees and then Benjamin with a knee. Strowman with a power slam and he’s ready for the pin, but Shane tells Braun to tag in Pearce. Braun makes the tag. Benjamin with an inside cradle for the three count.
WInners: Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander
After the bell, Strowman is furious on the apron. He yells down at Shane and promises to wreck the place, saying it will be on Shane’s hands. Shane stares back at him. A furious Braun makes his exit as Shane looks on. Braun stops on the stage and looks back at Shane, pointing at him and shaking his head. We go to replays.
Damian Priest is backstage with WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny. Elias and Jaxson Ryker walk up. Elias feels the mutual respect and has a once in a lifetime business proposal for Bunny. Elias doesn’t expect anyone to touch the dominance of his own album, but Bad Bunny is on his way to big success. Elias goes on and proposes that he and Bad Bunny release a single together. Bunny seems to agree. Elias says he will have his people call Bunny’s people. Bunny says something in Spanish to Priest. Priest translates and ells Elias that this was a no.
– Still to come, The Miz will defend his WWE Title against Bobby Lashley in around 34 minutes. Back to commercial.
Elias (with Jaxson Ryker) vs. Damian Priest (with Bad Bunny)
Elias is in the ring for a ‘performance’. He is joined by Jaxson Ryker. Elias says he wants to talk about the biggest travesty in the music world. His album was snubbed at the Grammys.
They lock up and Priest with a clean break. They lock up and Elias with a wrist lock. Priest backs Elias into the ropes. They lock up and Priest with a wrist lock into an arm bar. Elias with a punch. Priest with a kick and jumping back elbow. Priest with a spinning heel kick. Priest clotheslines Elias over the top rope into the announce table. The referee stops his count and then restarts it as we go to commercial.
We are back and Elias with a side head lock. Priest with an arm drag into an arm bar. Elias with kicks but Priest with kicks and head butts. Elias misses a jumping knee and Priest with an arm drag into an arm bar. Elias pulls Priest throat first into the ropes on a break. Elias with kicks and a knee in the corner. Elias drops Priest throat first on the edge of the apron and connects with a running knee to the side of the head. Elias with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Elias with a forearm.
Ryker with a punch to Priest when the referee was not looking and Elias gets a near fall. Elias with a knee to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Bad Bunny takes the title belt from around his neck and he holds it in his arms to show his anger. Elias gets a near fall. Priest with a snap mare and punch to Elias. Priest with forearms to stop punches from Elias. Priest wtih kicks and a clothesline. Priest with a back elbow into the corner followed by Broken Arrow. Priest gets a near fall.
Ryker gets on the apron and the referee tells Ryker to go to the floor. Elias with a rollup for a near fall and Priest with a rollup for a near fall. Pries with a kick but Elias with a jumping knee for a near fall. Priest with a waist lock but Elias sends Priest into the corner and connects with forearms to the lower back. Elias gets Priest on his shouders but Priest gets to his feet and he boxes the ears and hits Hit the Lights for the three count.
Winner: Damian Priest
— We have a video package to set up the WWE Championship Match that was supposed to take place 51 minutes ago, but will happen in 9 minutes. Maybe…
— We take a look at Miz cramping up when he was supposed to go to the ring for his match against Bobby Lashley.
— Miz walks gingerly in the back with John Morrison as we go to commercial.
It’s 10 pm but we are backstage with Randy Orton. Kayla Braxton asks Randy of the events he has been subjected to. Randy says he doesn’t know what the hell happened last week. He says Alexa Bliss had a part to play. Unless Alexa Bliss wants to end up like the Fiend, he suggests that she move on with her life and she gets out of his.
Alexa is behind Randy on a monitor and she laughs. She calls Randy ‘silly’. We see Alexa calling to bring him back. Alexa says there is something Randy should know. We see a hooded figure and he pulls off his hood to reveal another Randy Orton. He says it doesn’t end on your terms. You will come face to face with everything that you have ever done. Real Randy starts to cough as we see Fake Randy laughing on the monitor.
Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship
This time The Miz is out first, accompanied by John Morrison. Bobby Lashley and MVP are next.
Miz interrupts the introduction and he wants to talk about this since they are all professionals. Miz says for 17 years, this man has waited and yearned to become WWE Champion. This is not the stage. He needs to do it at the grandest stage of them all. Think about this. Miz versus Bobby Lashley in the main event of Wrestlemania. Think of the weeks we will have the fans yearning for this match.
MVP says they want the match now!
As soon as the bell rings, The Miz runs to get his title belt and then runs to the back. The referee makes the count and Miz is counted out.
Winner by Countout: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Miz is announced as retaining the WWE Title due to the count out. Fans boo. Lashley and MVP are furious as they head up the ramp. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Shane McMahon says that we had a title match but he will not let this slide. We will have a championship match tonight. MVP says this is bulls***. Shane says he will think about this. He will consider stripping Miz of the title and giving it to Bobby Lashley. Lashley says he wants to face Miz so he can beat the piss out of him.
In the Arena:
Charlotte Flair says the last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. She came back to be Asuka’s tag partner. She did not want to be around the title because Asuka has been busting her ass. She wanted to tag with someone she respected. Then she got involved with Lacey Evans and her dad. Now she is at Raw and we are six weeks away from Wrestlemania, the biggest show of the year. Bianca Belair has chosen Sasha Banks. Who is Asuka’s challenger at Wrestlemania?
Charlotte says she thought about it and you want to know her true colors. She wants the Raw women’s championship. She wants to face Asuka at Wrestlemania. Asuka is at home injured. This is what happened.
We take a look at what happened last week to Asuka by Shayna Baszler.
Charlotte says no one knows Asuka better than her and Asuka is going to come back stronger. When she comes back, I am going to challenge her.
Shayna Baszler says all of this talk about focusing on yourself, what else is new. You call yourself the queen, but you are fighting an uphill battle and you are an army of one. I suggest you remain tag team partners with Asuka, but I am the reason why the Raw Women’s Champion doesn’t have any teeth. Nia and I are the most dominant force in WWE. This is not the Road to Wrestlemania you are accustomed to. You could use some help.
Nia says that the locker room wishes you went home instead of your father. Why do you think you get the yellow brick road to Wrestlemania. It will be Shayna or me who will challenge Asuka if she returns.
Charlotte says the locker room probably wants her to go home, but here she is. I don’t have to stand here to say how dominant I am and how great I am. They don’t call me the greatest of all time, they call me Charlotte Flair.
Baszler hits the ring to face off with Flair. Flair rocks her with a punch to the face out of nowhere. They start brawling but Jax joins in for the double team as fans boo. Baszler holds Flair down while Jax delivers the leg drop. Fans boo and the referee checks on Flair as we go back to commercial.
Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler
The match is joined in progress and we have a third countdown timer while Shayna punches Charlotte and hits a gutwrench suplex for a near fall. Charlotte with a take down but Shayna with kicks. Charlotte with a back body drop. Charlotte with chops and a fallaway slam. Charlotte with more chops and a clip to the back of the leg. Charlotte knocks Nia off the apron. Charlotte with kicks to stop a rollup attempt. Shayna kicks Charlotte to the floor. Nia charges at Charlotte on the floor but Charlotte moves and Nia goes into the ring steps.
Shayna goes for the Kirifuda Clutch but Charlotte with a kick to the back of the leg and Natural Selection for the three count.
WInner: Charlotte Flair
— Shane McMahon tells Adam Pearce to tell Bobby Lashley if the Miz does not show up Miz will be stripped of the title and Lashley will be awarded the title. We go to commercial.
Retribution T-Bar, Mace, and Slapjack vs. Matt Riddle, Lince Dorado, and Gran Metalik
T-Bar and Riddle start things off and T-Bar with a choke breaker for a near fall. Slapjack tags in and he suplexes Riddle off the turnbuckles for a near fall. Mace tags in and he punches Riddle in the back. Mace with a side slam for a near fall. T-Bar tags in and he hits a back breaker and stretches Riddle over his knee. Riddle with a knee and Mace tags in and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Riddle with a pescado to Mace. Dorado tags in and he hits a cross body on Slapjack. Dorado with a super kick and Metalik tags in and hits a splash off Dorado’s shoulders for the three count.
Winners: Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, and Matt Riddle
After the match, Mustafa Ali says he wants to show Matt Riddle what Retribution is about.
We go to commercial.
The bell rings as WWE United States Champion Riddle locks up with Mustafa Ali for this non-title match.
Ali takes Riddle down for a 2 count. Riddle comes right back with a Gutwrench and Ali retreats in frustration. Ali comes back in and unloads after a dropkick to the elbow. Ali goes to work on Riddle’s elbow as the rest of RETRIBUTION watches from ringside.
Ali goes on and leaps into a big neckbreaker for a 2 count. Ali works on the arms some more now. Ali goes for a neckbreaker but Riddle counters in mid-air with a takedown. They tangle some and Ali covers for 2. Riddle unloads with strikes on their feet now. Riddle drops Ali with a pele kick, then kips up. Riddle with running elbows in the corners, then a big overhead suplex. Riddle with the Broton and a punt kick to the chest for a 2 count. Riddle goes on and drops Ali with the Final Flash.
Riddle goes to finish Ali off but Slapjack distracts the referee from the apron. Reckoning is in the ring distracting the referee now. Mace and T-BAR distract Riddle from the corner, allowing Ali to hit a big double knees Facebuster from the top for the pin to win.
Winner: Mustafa Ali
– After the match, Ali yells at the other members of RETRIBUTION, taking all the credit for the non-title win.
The Miz walks in on Shane McMahon and Adam Pearce in the back. Miz can’t believe Shane is threatening to strip him. Miz says he already defended and retained his title by any means, like any champion would. Miz goes on and says we all want a monster as champion but Shane needs him because he does everything and deserves to go to WrestleMania, and deserves respect. Miz says he has been humiliated when Shane should’ve protected him. They have a few more words and Shane says this is all up to Miz. Back to commercial.
Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz for the WWE Championship
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Bobby Lashley with MVP. Lashley poses in the corner. Out next comes WWE Champion The Miz with John Morrison as fans boo. We get formal ring introductions from Mike Rome.
Miz snatches the WWE Title from the referee but the music hits and out comes Shane McMahon. Shane says he did think of something to make sure the title is contested fairly tonight. Shane brings out several Lumberjacks. Out comes the RAW roster, heels and babyfaces. They all surround the ring as Miz and Lashley look on.
The bell hits and Miz takes the title from the referee, tries to swing it at Lashley for the DQ but Lashley snatches it from him. Lashley stalks Miz around the ring now. Miz stalls but comes in with a big right hand. It does nothing. Miz rolls to the floor but the Lumberjacks roll him back in. Lashley immediately levels Miz and tosses him in the corner, unloading with strikes and shoulder thrusts.
Lashley launches Miz across the ring. He rolls back out and begs Mustafa Ali. RAW Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander roll him back in and Lashley drops him. Lashley with a Flatliner in the middle of the ring. Lashley then mounts Miz with right hands. Miz fights from his knees but Lashley just takes the punches. Lashley presses Miz high in the air and tosses him out of the ring. The Lumberjacks roll him right back in. Lashley unloads in the corner again. Lashley with a big Spinebuster in the middle of the ring.
Lashley stands over Miz and waits for him to get back up. MVP barks orders from ringside. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock in the middle of the ring and Miz submits for the finish.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Lashley stands tall with the title in the middle of the ring as the music hits. MVP joins him as we go to replays. Lashley goes back to The Miz and applies The Hurt Lock again, rag-dolling Miz around as the Lumberjacks look on. Lashley tosses Miz to the mat and raises the WWE Title back in the air as MVP cheers him on. Lashley puts a foot on Miz’s chest and raises the title again. The new WWE Champion continues his celebration as RAW goes off the air.
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