Welcome to ITN’s Live blog for WWE Monday Night RAW episode of 1 March 2021(3/1/2021) as we bring you the Live Results, Updates, winners, highlights and videos from the show.
WWE Championship will be on the line at tonight’s RAW as The Miz defends the title against Bobby Lashley. Drew McIntyre is also announced to return after missing last week’s show. For more info, you can check the preview here.
Drew McIntyre Speaks
Drew McIntyre recaps his last month. Sheamus attacking him to start with and him defending the WWE title inside Elimination Chamber against 5 former champions and then Lashley attacking him after that. The Miz cashing in MITB and winning the WWE title. McIntyre says he did not win the WWE Championship at Performance Center, make it the #1 title in the world just to lose it and not main event WrestleMania. So, he will win back the title soon.
The Miz and John Morrison enter to the stage. Miz asks the announcers for an official announcement. He announces Miz as the current WWE Champion as the pyro goes on. Miz calls himself the biggest superstar of his generation. McIntyre asks him to get in the ring for a hug. Miz is clever than that and tells McIntyre that he should be mad at Lashley. McIntyre tells him that he will not do his dirty work and he will have to deal with Lashley himself.
Miz says he did not want help from Lashley and is a victim in this situation. Miz asks him why Lashley should be the first one to get title shot when McIntyre is more deserving. MVP’s music interrupts and he calls BS on the Miz and asks whether McIntyre is taking all of this seriously. McIntyre says he doesn’t need anyone’s help in regaining his title. MVP then informs Miz that his match against Lashley will start at 9 PM EST.
Miz once again pleads to McIntyre to help him against Lashley. MVP exits and Sheamus enters. Sheamus says McIntyre does not care about anyone but himself. McIntyre says time for talking is over and its time to fight. McIntyre leaves the ring and meets Sheamus at the ramp. They brawl for a while until some officials come and intervene. We go to the break.
Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus
McIntyre attacks Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus turns it around to take Drew to the other corner. McIntyre with a clothesline before Sheamus corners him again. Sheamus with a clothesline to get a two-count. Sheamus puts on the headlock. McIntyre comes back with a snap suplex. McIntyre with a whip from corner to corner. Sheamus stops him charge and takes him down to put on a shoulder stretch.
McIntyre gets back to his feet and rocks Sheamus. He goes on to his Sheamus’ signature chest blows to him. Sheamus was then able to send him out to the floor and catches him with another punch on the apron. Sheamus goes for the chest blows but McIntyre stops him. Sheamus hits Drew with a Brogue Kick on the apron. McIntyre is down on the floor as we go to the break.
Sheamus is in control as we return. McIntyre tries to come back but Sheamus hits an Irish Curse backbreaker to keep control. Sheamus stretches McIntyre some more. Sheamus with blows to the chest as McIntyre is on the apron. They go back and forth with punches. McIntyre explodes out of the corner with clothesline. A shoulder tackle and a German suplex is next frm McIntyre. Sheamus rolls to the floor and McIntyre sends him into the ring post before sending him in the announce table with a German Suplex.
McIntyre drops him into the announce table once again. McIntyre is on the top turnbuckle and hits a clothesline from there. McIntyre covers but Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus counters the Futureshock DDT and hits a clothesline. Sheamus goes to the top and McIntyre gets back to his feet. McIntyre goes to hit the Glasgow kiss while Lashley was at the top and follows with a superplex. Sheamus kicks out as we go to the break.
They are unloading on each other as we return. McIntyre counters white noise and hits a spinebuster for a two-count. Sheamus hits a knee before hitting the white noise. McIntyre kicks out after two. McIntyre manages to roll up into a small package for a two-count. McIntyre hits another Futureshock DDT for a near fall. He goes for the Claymore but Sheamus rolls out. Sheamus attacks from the apron and gets to the top turnbuckle, dragging McIntyre up with him. McIntyre counters and hits an Avalanche White Noise for a near fall. Both men are down in the ring. Both get to their feet. Sheamus ends up hitting the Alabama slam to get a near fall. Sheamus waits for McIntyre to get to his feet. Sheamus goes for the Brogue kick but McIntyre hits the Claymore and gets the pin. Great match. Best of RAW this year.
Winner – Drew McIntyre
Naomi is backstage and Nia Jax gets in her way. We go to the break.
Nia Jax(w/ Shayna Baszler) vs Naomi(w/ Lana)
Naomi gets a punch as Nia tries to drop her. Nia cuts her off with a big tackle. She throws around Noami for a while. Naomi counters with punches and sends Nia into the turnbuckle. Nia comes back with a back elbow. She gets Naomi in a bear hug now. Naomi fails in the sunset flip. Nia drop her on her head before hitting a Samoan drop. Nia taunts Lana who was on the floor. Nia hits a big powerbomb to get the pin.
Winner – Nia Jax
Nia and Shayna celebrate in the ring. Lana comes into the ring to check on Naomi.
Lashley is showed all intense backstage. Miz vs Lashley goes next.
Rhea Ripley coming soon vignette again.
Bobby Lashley enters with MVP. The announcement gets done. Miz’s music hits but he does not come out. Lashley and MVP gets angry. We cut to backstage where Miz is complaining to Morrison about not being well. WWE Official Adam Pearce approaches him and asks him what’s wrong. Miz says he needs more time to get ready. Lashley gets angrier and runs to the back. Lashley grabs Miz and tells him that he is getting the title from him tonight, so he better get ready. Lashley leaves. Pearce tells Miz he should be ready at 10 PM EST.
Strowman & McMahon Conflict Resolution
Braun Strowman cuts a promo. He says Adam Pearce and Shane McMahon clearly have some problem with him. They suspended him for a headbutt and then gave him a lame excuse to keep out of the Elimination Chamber. Now, he gets to know that he has a tag match and doesn’t even know who his partner is. Shane & Pearce might be laughing at him somewhere.
Shane McMahon and Adam Pearce enters the ring. Shane says he helps out lot of people and is here to help Strowman too. Shane says one of his MBA class is Conflict Resolution. The key to conflict resolution is communication. Since Strowman has problem with WWE Management, he will team up with WWE Management. McMahon says Strowman will team up with Adam Pearce. Strowman is not happy. Shane announces that they will face RAW Tag Team Champions for the title. Strowman says that does sound good but if Pearce screws up, he will get these hands.
Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander vs Braun Strowman & Adam Pearce – WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
Strowman runs over the both men from Hurt Business and drops them out of the ring. He takes them out with a running train. Back in the ring, Strowman sends Cedric into the turnbuckles. A big kick to Cedric’s back. Cedric is tossed across the ring a few times. Strowman goes for a spear in the corner but Shelton pulls Cedric out. Cedric hits a dropkick to his knee. Shelton tags in and double team.
Strowman powers out and punches Cedric out. He hits Benjamin with a powerslam. Strowman was about to pin Shelton but Shane McMahon gets to the apron and suggests Strowman to tag in Adam Pearce. Pearce tags in and Shelton gets him in a small package to get the pin.
Winners – Hurt Business(Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander)
After the match, Strowman yells at Shane and promises to wreck the place and it will be on Shane. Shane stares back at him. Braun, still angry, makes his exit. He stops on the stage and looks back at Shane, pointing at him and shaking his head.
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 a new single for Bunny. Bunny nods. Elias says he will have his people call Bunny’s people. Bunny says something in Spanish to Priest. Priest translates and tells Elias that this was a no.
Damian Priest(w/ Bad Bunny) vs Elias(w/ Jaxson Ryker)
Priest gets him in the corner until they come to a break. Lock up again and Elias gets the arm twisted. Priest reverses it and Elias reaches the ropes to force the break. Priest gets the arm stretch again. Elias tries to get back but Priest makes more pressure on the arm. Elias decks Priest to get the lock off. Priest with some high flying elbows on Elias. Elias is sent to the floor now. The referee starts couting down. Elias has words with Bad Bunny as we go to a break.
Another big boot to the face from Elias in the corner. Elias distracts the referee and Ryker gets a shot at Priest from the floor. Elias is in control with knees to the back. He puts on a headlock. The Thunderdome crowd gets behind Priest now. Elias rakes him face though. Priest gets back to his feet. He rocks Elias with some big punches, side kicks, big hammer blow clothesline. A running back elbow and broken arrow gets a two-count for Priest.
Ryker distracts Priest for Elias to roll up for a two-count. Priest ends up at the apron and Elias catches him with a knee to get a near fall. Elias goes for the drift away. They counter each other as Elias goes for the drift away. Elias ends up slamming him in the corner. Elias was going for a spinout powerbomb. Priest with a wing clap, a knee strike and Hit the Race(Reckoning) finisher to get the win.
Winner – Damian Priest
The Miz(c) vs Bobby Lashley – WWE Championship Match
Miz enters with John Morrison for the match. Lashley enters with MVP. Miz tries to stall once again and says Lashley has waited for 17 years for WWE title. This match should take place in the main event of WrestleMania. MVP tells him that match goes on right now.
The announcement gets done and the bell rings. Miz just runs away from the ring. He picks the WWE title and runs to the back. The referee starts counting down. Bobby Lashley is declared the winner, but Miz retains the title.
Orton vs Orton
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Randy Orton. Orton says he doesn’t know what happened last week but he knows Alexa Bliss had a part to play. He tells Bliss to stay away from him if does not want to end up just like The Fiend. Bliss appears on the TV screen behind Orton. Bliss laughs as we see her holding a box with the pentagram and sitting on a large pentagram on the floor. She says Orton should see something.
The lights go dark and a dark, and a hooded figure appears. It’s another Randy Orton. The fake Orton starts talking with a distorted voice while the real Orton watches from backstage on the screen. The fake Orton says this doesn’t end on your terms, soon you will come face to face with everything that you have ever done. The fake Orton starts laughing while the real Orton starts coughing backstage. Orton leaves in a hurry while continuing to cough.
Riddle & Lucha House Party vs Slapjack, Mace & T-Bar
T-Bar hits a chokeslam to Riddle to start the match. Riddle kicks out. Slapjack takes over and drops Riddle from the top. Mace comes in for more blows and a sidewalk slam. Riddle kicks out once again. T-Bar comes in for a backbreaker. T-Bar goes to put on a stretch. Riddle counters another chokeslam into a knee strike. Mace tags in but Riddle low bridges him. Riddle tags in Dorado before hitting a crossbody on Mace on the outside. Inside the ring, Metalik and Dorado works on Slapjack. Metalik drops from Dorado’s shoulders for a splash to get the win.
Winner – Riddle & Lucha House Party
After the match, Mustafa Ali snaps at RETRIBUTION once again. He tells Riddle to stay here and fight him, so that he can show his RETRIBUTION mates how it is done.
Mustafa Ali vs Riddle
Ali goes for the headlock but Riddle tries for the armbar. Riddle hits a gutwrench suplex. Ali moves out for a breather. He hits a dropkick to Riddle’s elbow. He hits a neckbreaker next to get a two-count. Ali goes for an armbar. Riddle gets out and Ali goes for another neckbreaker but Riddle turns it into a choke.
Riddle with a flurry of strikes, Pele kick, running elbow in the corner, misses penalty kick but hits a standing moonsault. Riddle hits the final flash knee. He goes to the top for floating bro but Slapjack distracts the referee and Mace gets up on the apron. Ali takes advantage and takes down Riddle from the top to get the pin.
Winner – Mustafa Ali
After the match, Ali gloats about his win and screams at RETRIBUTION that’s how it is done. They are clearly not impressed since the win came after a distraction that they caused.
Shane & Pearce are waiting for the Miz backstage. Miz appears and asks them whether they will really force him to forfeit the title. He tells Shane that RAW needs him, a reality TV star as the champion to attend the media, for promotions work. He wonders how Lashley will be as a champion. Shane says we are about to find out.
The Miz(c) vs Bobby Lashley – Lumberjack Match for WWE Championship
The match is about to start for the third time today. Shana McMahon comes out now and announces that it will be a lumberjack match. The Miz tries to run Lashley with the WWE title, but Lashley grabs him. Miz runs away from the ring but the Lumberjacks sends him back. Lashley gets hold of him and tosses him across the ring. Lashley continues to beat him up for a while.
Miz runs away once more but Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander throws him back into the ring. Lashley with more blows on the Miz. He tosses Miz to the floor on RETRIBUTION. Lashley hits the chokeslam backbreaker. He puts on the Hurt Lock now and the Miz submits.
Winner- Bobby Lashley, New WWE Champion
After the match, Lashley is handed the title and he celebrates. MVP gets in the ring with him. MVP asks him to put Miz in the Hurt lock once again. Lashley does so until Miz fades out. Lashley hits the corner and points to WrestleMania sign as the show goes off the air.