Welcome to Ringside Information’ stay outcomes, highlights, winners and reactions for the February 22, 2021 episode of WWE RAW.
Begin time for tonight’s present is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and outcomes from the present will happen on this very web page, so it is best to replace continuously to get the most recent happenings. Be happy to depart any reactions within the remark part under.
Soooooo, The Miz is the WWE Champion. Final night time the A-Lister cashed-in after Drew McIntyre retained his title within the Elimination Chamber and suffered an assault by the hands of Bobby Lashley. This marks the primary time Miz has been Champion in nearly a decade and the massive query is whether or not or not he can maintain onto it till WrestleMania. Regardless, we suspect we’ll be listening to quite a lot of gloating tonight from Miz however certainly Drew McIntyre will likely be out for revenge, whereas Lashley desires the title. And the place does Sheamus match into all of this? It’s actually an fascinating title image.
Talking of Lashley, he truly misplaced his United States Championship in a Triple Risk final night time, the place Riddle pinned John Morrison. It appears Lashley has moved on to the principle occasion scene, so who does Riddle feud with subsequent? Does he maintain going with Morrison? Will Keith Lee return and need his rightful shot? Or does somebody like AJ Types or Sheamus slot in? Tell us what you assume is subsequent for the US Champion.
Not a lot is thought about tonight’s RAW up to now, however we will assume we’ll hear from the pregnant Lacey Evans and father Ric Aptitude, which additionally leaves Asuka with no challenger. And there’s at all times the chance we’ll see the return of The Fiend to proceed his feud with Randy Orton. WrestleMania season is upon us and there’s quite a lot of spinning plates, so we wish to know what’s in your thoughts. Tell us under and luxuriate in!
This week’s RAW opens with a glance again on the RAW Elimination Chamber match, which Drew McIntyre gained. Following the match Bobby Lashley assaulted McIntyre throughout ringside, after which Mr. Cash In The Financial institution got here out to select the bones. The brand new WWE Champion, The Miz, makes his approach to the ring for a really particular version of Miz TV.
The Miz welcomes us to the present and calls it “Champion’s version”. He says 16 years in the past he stepped right into a WWE ring and everybody within the locker room and all of the followers stated he wouldn’t final three months. Nicely right here he’s, all these years later, nonetheless right here and the WWE Champion. He says the highest stars of his era have come and gone, the Batista’s, the John Cena’s, all run away to Hollywood to make buddy cop motion pictures and commercials. Miz says none of them have his star or endurance. Miz then says he known as his spot, just like the Babe Ruth of WWE. All people thought the knew what WrestleMania was going to appear like however he had different plans, and now he’s the one 2X Grand Slam Champion within the historical past of WWE.
Miz begins to say he has earned the title and demanded respect when he will get interrupted by Bobby Lashley and MVP. Once they get to the ring MVP congratulates Miz however says he failed to inform everybody that Bobby Lashley wrecked Drew McIntyre, permitting him to win the title. Miz says he was getting there and he thanks them. Miz turns to depart however MVP calls him again and says final night time John Morrison price Lashley america Championship, and he promised them a Championship shot if he gained the title, they usually need him to pay his debt. Miz says he remembers however he has lots on his plate proper now, between Miz & Mrs, Fastlane, WrestleMania, photoshoots, and extra. Lashley grabs him by the tie and says he has one hour to make the choice. A technique or one other Lashley will beat Miz mindless and will probably be superior.
Riddle is with Lucha Home Get together backstage they usually congratulate him on successful america Championship, however he thought they have been congratulating him on successful a sport of Name of Obligation: Warzone. He thanks them and says he’s going to name the eagle on the belt Travis. He has a match with Morrison after the break and Riddle rides off on a scooter.
Riddle Vs. John Morrison
The bell rings and Riddle takes the again of John and takes him down. Riddle seems to be for an armbar however Morrison rolls him up for a two-count and Riddle let’s go. They lock-up and once more Riddle goes to the again however Morrison elbows him, then hits a heel kick and makes an attempt a standing capturing star however Riddle catches him in a triangle choke. Morrison scrambles to the underside rope to get free and Riddle smiles at him. They stand like Mortal Kombat characters and commerce some punches and kick and plenty of reversals however Morrison drops Riddle with a capoeira kick, then Riddle hits a gutwrench suplex for a two-count.
Riddle forearms Morrison and he fires proper again, then Riddle catches a kick and punches him within the intestine, then Morrison sticks a thumb in his eye. Morrison takes Riddle down utilizing capoeira, then goes to a choke however Riddle fights up. Riddle spills over the apron and Morrison does a spinning splash to him and landed exhausting on his knee. Morrison will get Riddle again inside and runs at him however Riddle flips him over the ropes they usually land on the apron. They commerce pictures on the apron till Riddle hits a fisherman suplex.
We’re again stay and Morrison hits an Alabama Slam for a near-fall. Morrison goes to a modified hen wing submission however Riddle shortly fights up, just for JoMo to drive him to the nook and land some strikes. Riddle fights out and lands a Pele kick, then kips-up and hits a operating forearm within the nook and an exploder suplex. Riddle misses a PK, then a standing moonsault and Morrison rolls outdoors. Riddle goes to the apron and kicks Morrison, then hits the Floating Bro and will get him again inside.
Riddle hits a German suplex for a near-fall. Morrison places Riddle within the nook and drills him with shoulders. Riddle kicks him again and heads up high however Morrison leaps up and hits a Spanish fly for a near-fall. Morrison desires Moonlight Drive however Riddle counters with the Bro-2-Sleep. Morrison superkicks Riddle, then hits a giant knee to the face. Morrison seems to be for Starship Ache however Riddle catches him and hits the BroDerek for the win.
The Miz solely has half-hour left to make his choice on whether or not to present Lashley a title match.
We see a promo video for Rhea Ripley, who’s “coming quickly” to the purple model.
We see some highlights of Saturday Night time Dwell final week, the place Dangerous Bunny was the musical visitor. Bunny and Priest are strolling backstage once they get stopped for an interview. Bunny says the 24/7 Championship is just the start however R-Reality seems behind with a referee and Priest calls him out. Reality hugs the referee and says they’re simply pals. Reality pretends like he wasn’t attempting to get the title and says all he desires is an autograph however he forgot his pen. Priest will get in his face and Reality runs off.
The Miz is backstage with Adam Pearce, saying he shouldn’t be permitting this to occur. Miz says Lashley shouldn’t be allowed to bully individuals and that he had no written settlement with Lashley to assist him final night time. Pearce says he respects Miz and agrees that everybody doubted him however he must decide and the clock is ticking. Miz isn’t completely satisfied and pulls out his cellphone.
The New Day Vs. Retribution
We begin the match with Woods and T-Bar immediately drops him with a knee. Woods takes the wrist of T-Bar and tags Kofi for a double stomp to the arm. Kofi grabs the arm and works it over as nicely however T-Bar lifts him and hits a sloppy physique slam earlier than tagging Mace. Kofi will get his head slammed into the mat repeatedly, then hoisted up and booted down by T-Bar for a two-count. Mace tags T-Bar once more they usually stomp Kofi down, isolating him of their nook.
T-Bar hits a backbreaker and tags Mace once more, then boots Woods off the apron they usually crew for a double Chokeslam and look to pin however Mustaga calls for they do it once more. Mace tags T-Bar they usually look to do it once more however Woods pulls the highest rope down and T-Bar goes over, then Kofi drops Mace with Hassle In Paradise. T-Bar runs again in and he additionally will get dropped with Hassle In Paradise.
Winners: The New Day
After the match Ali will get on the microphone and berates them, asking what number of occasions are they going to disrespect him. He shoves and yells at them, then walks off.
Bobby Lashley and MVP are coming to the ring for Miz’s choice, and Lashley is in his gear able to go.
Adam Pearce is within the ring and he says the hour is up, so it’s time for Miz to reply the ultimatum. Lashley and MVP come to the ring, adopted by Miz and Morrison. Lashley shouldn’t be completely satisfied seeing Miz nonetheless carrying a swimsuit. Pearce stands between the 4 of them and asks Miz to make his choice proper now. Miz says he has made his choice and his reply is that he wants extra time. Lashley tells him to cease losing his time, it’s like losing his cash and he doesn’t like that. Miz makes extra excuses, like saying he already promised John Morrison a shot on the title. He merely wants extra time. Miz says he understands Lashley desires the WWE Championship, he deserves it, however he must be at his finest and proper now he’s not 100%.
Miz asks Pearce for even per week however as they’re speaking, Braun Strowman’s music hits and he stomps right down to the ring. Strowman says he’s the one one that deserves a WWE Title shot. Pearce says he can’t demand something however Strowman says it’s clear Pearce and Shane McMahon have a vendetta in opposition to him, and that’s why he wasn’t within the Elimination Chamber. He says he’s extra certified than Lashley, seeing as he’s a former Common Champion. Miz tries to stir the pot between Braun and Lashley however out comes Shane McMahon!
Shane tells everybody to relax out and asks Pearce what sort of ship he’s operating. Shane says Braun can’t storm right down to the ring and demand a title match, and if he nonetheless can’t grasp the idea of the Elimination Chamber match, Braun was by no means WWE Champion. Braun says the idea sucks, Shane sucks, Miz sucks, Lashley sucks, all of it sucks and he desires a WWE Championship alternative tonight. Shane says that concept sucks. Braun says if that’s the case, then give him Lashley. Shane likes that concept and books it, and if Braun can win tonight then subsequent week will probably be The Miz Vs. Bobby Lashley Vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Championship! Strowman makes a wise remark as Shane is leaving and Lashley hits him with a chop block from behind. Lashley leaves and stares down Braun from the ramp.
Twister Tag Workforce Match
The Harm Enterprise Vs. Lucha Home Get together
MVP is on commentary as Shelton and Cedric tackle Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik. All 4 males brawl across the ring with Shelton dropping Metalik with a lariat and Cedric hitting a snapmare and stiff dropkick to Dorado. They knock Dorado out of the ring and double-team Metalik, with Cedric hitting a snap suplex for a two-count. Dorado runs again in however Shelton beats him, then applies a Gory Bomb and Cedric hits a dropkick to Dorado within the transfer for a near-fall. The Harm Enterprise proceed to isolate Metalik and beat him down.
Cedric goes out and slams Dorado into the barricade and the apron, then will get him bac within the ring. Metalik begins firing again in opposition to Benjamin. MVP yells at his boys to maintain enterprise and never play video games. Metalik will get double-teamed within the nook, then Benjamin lifts him and Cedric hits the ropes however Dorado grabs Benjamin and pulls him from the ring. The Lucha’s double-team Shelton and canopy however Cedric breaks it up. Shelton rolls out they usually chop Alexander within the nook, then Dorado hits a hurricanrana from up high and Metalik jumps for a springboard double stomp however no person’s dwelling. Benjamin runs in and shoulder blocks Metalik, sending him out of the ring. Alexander hits a giant knee to Dorado and shoves him into Paydirt from Shelton for the win.
Winners: The Harm Enterprise
We see a replay of final Monday when Dangerous Bunny gained the 24/7 Championship with an help from Damian Priest. Priest and Bunny make their approach to the ring. After the break Priest will likely be in motion.
Angel Garza Vs. Damian Priest W/Dangerous Bunny
The bell rings and Priest flooring Garza instantly, then backs him into the nook and clobbers him with forearms and proper arms. Priest whips Garza to the ropes and hits a spinning again elbow for a one-count. Garza yanks Priest down into the buckles, then hits a operating clothesline earlier than ripping his pants off and throwing them at Dangerous Bunny. Garza taunts Bunny whereas beating Priest on the mat and grinding his face. Garza hits a operating face wash to Priest within the nook and continues to taunt Bunny.
Garza will get Priest in a rear chinlock however Damian begins to energy out, so Angel let’s go and stomps him a couple of occasions, then goes again to it. Priest slowly makes use of his power to get out of the transfer and begins firing off proper arms. Priest hits a headkick, then drops Garza with a proper hand a double slap. Damian strikes to the nook and stomps earlier than hitting a flying again elbow to Garza and a falcon arrow for a near-fall.
Garza tries to crawl out of the ring however Priest drags him again in however Garza knocks him again and clotheslines him over the ropes to the ground. Garza tells Bunny to get into the ring and he sits on the center rope, so Bunny begins up the steps however Priest is again within the ring and he hits an enziguiri adopted by a flying heel kick. Priest screams earlier than grabbing Angel and hitting The Reckoning for the win.
Winner: Damian Priest
Priest brings Bunny into the ring they usually have fun collectively. Akira Tozawa runs down with the standard 24/7 jobbers however Priest knocks most of them out of the ring, then Bunny tosses Drew Gulak over the ropes.
We see a replay of final Monday the place Randy Orton obtained eradicated from the Gauntlet Match due to Alexa Bliss. Orton is backstage and says he ought to have gained that match. Then final night time he ought to have gained the Elimination Chamber however he was the primary man out. So what’s the issue? What’s the distraction? He offers together with his distractions, like The Fiend – we see a replay of Orton setting The Fiend on fireplace. Orton says he’s lengthy gone, then coughs a couple of occasions, and says Alexa Bliss is the factor distracting him. Orton coughs up a darkish black liquid and runs off in a panic.
Charlotte Aptitude makes her approach to the ring after replays of final week when she was advised by Lacey Evans that she is pregnant along with her father’s child. Charlotte will likely be in motion after the break.
Charlotte & Asuka Vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
The match begins with Asuka and Baszler and the Empress takes the wrist however Baszler counters with a kick to the thigh. Baszler tries once more however Asuka catches it and wraps her up in an armbar try. Baszler fights it however Asuka tags Charlotte and she or he takes management of the wrist. Baszler manages to tag Jax however Aptitude wallops her with chops and Baszler runs in however will get caught with an exploder suplex. Aptitude and Asuka dropkick Jax out of the ring, then do the identical to Shayna.
Again stay and Jax is holding Asuka with a submission, then slams her into the buckles and tags Shayna. Baszler hits a snapmare and a kick to the again for a two-count. Baszler stands on Asuka’s face and tags Nia, who is available in and stomps on her. Jax continues the assault on Asuka earlier than tagging Shayna again in and she or he goes proper to work on the arm however Asuka dodges the massive stomp and tags Charlotte. Aptitude is available in scorching and slams Baszler into the buckles, then stomps her down. Aptitude runs Baszler into the opposite nook however Shayna manages to again up and tag Jax to allow them to hit a double suplex however Charlotte lands on her ft.
Aptitude drops Baszler and chops Jax, then goes to the apron and shoulders Nia earlier than hitting a giant boot to Shayna. Aptitude jumps again into the ring and drops Jax with a boot however then will get caught with an enormous powerbomb for a near-fall. Jax is offended and she or he connects with a lariat earlier than tagging Baszler once more. The Tag Champs isolate Charlotte and Baszler makes an attempt a Kimura however Charlotte rolls out solely to get kicked within the ribs. Jax tags in once more and lifts Charlotte however will get rolled up – I believe it was purported to be a buckle bomb however Nia’s positioning was off. Shayna runs in and knocks Asuka off the apron however Aptitude will get her within the Determine 4, just for Nia to hit a leg drop to interrupt it up.
Tag made to Asuka and she or he hits a missile dropkick to Baszler and the tag is made to Jax. Asuka hits each Champions with operating hip assaults in reverse corners, then catches Nia with a Codebreaker for a near-fall. Asuka goes to an armbar however Shayna kicks her exhausting – Asuka seems to be concussed – then lifts her however Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock however Charlotte inadvertently boots Asuka! Jax then shoves Aptitude out and hits Asuka with a leg drop for the win.
Winners: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
After the match Charlotte tries to assist Asuka up however the Empress shoves her hand away. Charlotte leaves offended and Asuka stumbles across the ring.
Nonetheless to return, Braun Strowman Vs. Bobby Lashley. Up subsequent howeer, Jeff Hardy takes on Sheamus.
Jeff Hardy Vs. Sheamus
The match will get underway and Sheamus runs at Hardy instantly and hits him with a knee and beats him down. Sheamus beats Jeff within the nook, then whips him however will get caught with a headscissors. Sheamus catches Jeff with a again 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 again in Jeff stomps him.
Sheamus comes proper again with a lariat and appears pissed. Sheamus lifts Jeff for White Noise however Hardy will get away and tosses him to the apron. Sheamus desires the Beats of the Bodhran however 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 each males are down on the ground as we head to the break.
We’re again stay and Sheamus is smashing Jeff with elbows on the mat. Hardy fires again however eats a knee to the intestine and three backbreakers. Sheamus continues the assault however Hardy catches him with a jawbreaker, then seems to be for a Twist of Destiny however Sheamus kicks him away. Sheamus misses a shoulder sort out within the nook and Hardy follows-up with Whisper within the Wind. Each males commerce pictures and Hardy drops Sheamus with a forearm, then suggestions him over and hits a leg drop and a basement dropkick.