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WWE Raw Results – 2/22/21 (Fallout from Elimination Chamber,
Miz is the new WWE Champion)
By Mike Tedesco - February 22, 20210
WWE Raw Results
WWE Raw Results
February 22, 2021
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting The Miz cashing in
his Money in the Bank contract last night at Elimination
Chamber to win the WWE Championship.
John Morrison is in the ring, which is decorated with a red
carpet and balloons at all four corners. Morrison introduces
the new WWE Champion, The Miz.
WWE Champion The Miz makes his way to the ring looking very
happy. Pyrotechnics go off for him as he comes down the
ramp. Miz embraces Morrison in the ring as more pyro goes
off. Miz welcomes us to the Champion Edition of Miz TV. 16
years ago, he first stepped foot in a WWE ring. The crowd
and the people in the locker room thought he’d be fired in 3
months. 16 years later he stands in the ring on the flagship
show as the WWE Champion. All the top superstars of his
generation have come and gone, yet he’s still standing.
Batista is doing buddy comedies, John Cena is on Experian
commercials, Bobby Lashley, Edge… they don’t measure up to
his longevity, star power, and tenacious attitude. Speaking
of Edge and high stakes poker, Miz did just that. Miz told
Drew McIntyre exactly what he was going to do. Everyone
thought they knew what would happen on the Road to
WrestleMania, but he provided a detour. Miz is a main event
talent and his career is like a Jeopardy clue as the only
two-time Grand Slam Champion. Miz holds the title because he
deserves it. Miz didn’t ask for respect – he demanded it.
The Hurt Business’ music hits, and Bobby Lashley walks out
in a white suit with MVP in tow, using a crutch and wearing
a blue suit. MVP congratulates Miz on behalf of the Hurt
Business, but he omitted the part about how Lashley wrecked
Drew McIntyre, which allowed Miz to cash in his Money in the
Bank contract. Miz says he was just getting to that in his
speech. They contributed to an incredible night. Miz then
dismisses them. MVP says they’re not going anywhere because
they have to disclose the terms of their deal. Since John
Morrison cost Lashley the United States Championship,
Lashley is first in line for helping Miz out. Miz says he
has a lot of media to do. He has too many stresses. They
might not understand, but there isn’t time for them right
now. MVP says when he was running down a litany of WWE
titans, he mentioned Bobby Lashley and how he doesn’t
measure up. Lashley grabs Miz by his tie and gives him one
hour to come to his senses. One way or the other, he’ll beat
the life out of The Miz and take the WWE Championship. It
will be painful, merciless, and… awesome. Lashley lets him
go, and his music plays. The Miz looks very uncomfortable.
WWE United States Champion Riddle is backstage with the
Lucha House Party. Riddle is going to call the title
“Travis.” Riddle gets on a razor scooter and rides off.
He’ll face John Morrison, next.
John Morrison vs. WWE United States Champion Riddle
The bell rings, and Riddle hits a waistlock takeover.
Morrison rolls through an arm bar, kicks him, and hits a
jumping calf kick. Morrison goes for a standing shooting
star press, but Riddle counters into a triangle choke.
Morrison quickly gets his foot on the bottom rope. Riddle
takes Morrison down, but Morrison stuns him with a kick to
the head. Riddle comes back with a slam for a two count.
Riddle blocks another kick, but Morrison thumbs him in the
eye. Morrison takes Riddle down and gives him an inverted
suplex to the apron. Morrison kicks him off the apron.
Morrison then hits a corkscrew plancha, but overshoots
Riddle and lands hard. Morrison grabs his knee in pain.
Morrison gets Riddle in the ring and charges, but Riddle
gives him a hurricanrana over the top rope. They start
fighting on the apron with chops and kicks. Riddle then hits
Morrison with a fisherman’s suplex on the apron!
We come back from the break to see Riddle punching away at
Morrison. Riddle goes for a Broton, but Morrison gets the
knees up. Morrison hits a modified slam for a two count.
Morrison applies a chin lock. Riddle fights up, so Morrison
puts him in the corner and punches him. Riddle responds with
an over head kick to the head. Riddle hits a pair of running
forearms in the corner followed by an exploder. Morrison
quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Riddle goes to the
apron and kicks him before hitting a springboard Floating
Bro to the floor. Riddle gets him in the ring and hits a
bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Riddle goes to the
second rope, but Morrison catches him with a scary Spanish
Fly for a near fall.
Morrison sets up for Moonlight Drive, but Riddle gets out
and hits Bro To Sleep. Morrison quickly responds with a
kick. Morrison knees him down and goes for Starship Pain,
but Riddle pops up and catches him. Riddle connects with the
Bro Derek for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Riddle
Rhea Ripley is coming soon to WWE Raw.
Footage is shown of WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny on SNL.
WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny is backstage with Damian Priest.
They look over and see R-Truth sneaking around with a
referee. R-Truth gets caught, so he hugs the referee and
pretends he was just talking to him. Priest warns R-Truth
not to mess with them.
Footage is shown of Bobby Lashley giving WWE Champion Miz an
ultimatum to give him a title match and agree to it within
the hour. The Miz has 22 minutes left.
WWE Champion The Miz is backstage with WWE Official Adam
Pearce. Miz is trying to convince Pearce to not let this
happen with Bobby Lashley. Pearce says Miz is the champion
and needs to take on all challengers. Pearce says he can
make any decision he wants, but it needs to be soon.
The New Day make their way to the ring. They’ll face Mace
and T-Bar, next.
The commentators talk about Punky Brewster on Peacock.
Sneak Peak: Punky Brewster
Tag Team Match
The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs. RETRIBUTION
(T-Bar and Mace) w/ Mustafa Ali, Slapjack, and Reckoning
T-Bar starts against Xavier Woods. T-Bar clubs him down, but
Woods quickly fights back. Kofi Kingston tags in and hits a
stomp to T-Bar’s arm. T-Bar fights up and hits a delayed
scoop slam. Mace tags in and slams Kingston’s head off the
mat a few times before T-Bar hits a big boot. Mace picks up
a two count. T-Bar tags in and grabs Kingston by the head.
T-Bar hits a backbreaker for a two count. Mace tags in, and
T-Bar big boots Woods. T-Bar and Mace hit a double-team
chokeslam on Kingston. Mustafa Ali wants them to do it
again. T-Bar tags in. They go for a double-team, but Woods
pulls the top rope down. Kingston hits Mace with Trouble in
Paradise before hitting T-Bar with Trouble in Paradise for
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day
Mustafa Ali shouts about how much longer RETRIBUTION is
going to embarrass and fail him. Ali can’t deal with this
Bobby Lashley is walking backstage with MVP. Lashley is
dressed to compete. The ultimatum has less than 4 minutes to
Footage is shown of Bobby Lashley giving The Miz one hour to
come to his senses and give him a WWE Championship match.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is in the ring to oversee the
ultimatum. Pearce first welcomes Bobby Lashley, who comes
out with MVP. Out next is WWE Champion The Miz with John
Morrison in tow. Morrison is limping. Lashley does not look
happy that Miz is still dressed in a suit.
Pearce mentions that Lashley has issued a WWE Championship
challenge to Miz. Miz had time to think about it and now it
is time for a decision. The Miz has made a decision… that he
needs more time. Lashley threatens him to stop stalling
because he’s wasting his time, which is wasting his money.
Miz says he is not worried about money. Miz is worried about
the honor this title deserves. Many superstars are targeting
the WWE Championship, like John Morrison. MVP says he
doesn’t have a deal with other WWE Superstars. Miz says he
needs more time and sounds very emotional. Lashley
approaches him. Miz says Lashley deserves to be a WWE
Championship challenger, but Miz needs to be at his best.
Miz wants a week. Adam Pearce can schedule that.
Braun Strowman’s music hits, and he makes his way to the
ring. Strowman says Pearce and Shane McMahon have a vendetta
against him. That’s why they kept him out of the Elimination
Chamber match last night. The Miz tries to stir the pot, but
MVP tells him to knock it off.
Shane McMahon’s music hits, and he makes his way to the
ring. McMahon tells them to chill out and let cooler heads
prevail. Strowman can’t demand a WWE Championship match.
Also, in case the few remaining neurons in his brain didn’t
catch that, Strowman isn’t a former WWE Champion, which is
why he didn’t get into Elimination Chamber. Strowman thinks
everyone sucks and wants a WWE Championship match tonight.
McMahon says that idea sucks. Strowman wants a match against
the challenger instead. McMahon says he would love to see
that match. It will happen tonight. McMahon is going to up
the stakes: if Strowman wins, he’ll fight Bobby Lashley and
The Miz for the WWE Championship next week in a triple
threat match. Miz looks like he’s going to be sick. McMahon
and Pearce walk off.
Lashley chop blocks Strowman’s knee and leaves the ring.
Strowman pulls himself up and is furious.
Footage is shown of Bobby Lashley attacking Braun Strowman’s
knee moments ago.
MVP will be on commentary for the next match.
Non-Title Tornado Tag Team Match
Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik) vs. Raw
Tag Team Champions The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin and
The Hurt Business quickly dominates the Lucha House Party.
Cedric Alexander hit a nasty dropkick to Lince Dorado’s
head. Shelton Benjamin gives Gran Metalik a big back body
drop. They double-team Metalik for a moment before Dorado
gets back in. They double-team Dorado with a Gory
Special/dropkick combo for a near fall. Metalik tries to
fight back, but he’s quickly cut off. Benjamin hits Metalik
with a snap suplex. Alexander drops a knee on Metalik before
slamming Dorado into the barricade and LED ring apron.
Metalik punches away at Benjamin. At the opposite corner,
Alexander stomps Dorado down. Benjamin then VICIOUSLY
powerbombs Metalik. Alexander covers, but Dorado breaks up
the pin. LHP makes a brief comeback, but The Hurt Business
quickly takes them out. They hit a wild throw into a knee on
Dorado before Benjamin flattens him with Pay Dirt for the
Winners by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champions The Hurt Business
Footage is shown of Bad Bunny winning the WWE 24/7
Championship last week.
WWE 24/7 Champion Bad Bunny makes his way to the ring,
followed by Damian Priest. Priest will face Angel Garza,
Damian Priest w/ Bad Bunny vs. Angel Garza
Priest immediately clotheslines Garza at the sound of the
bell for a near fall. Priest punches away at him in the
corner before sending him into the ropes for a leaping back
elbow for a two count. Garza fights back and clotheslines
Priest down before ripping his pants off and throwing them
at Bad Bunny. Garza grounds and pounds Priest before
dropkicking him. Garza hits a running boot to the head and
talks trash to Bad Bunny. Garza continues to attack Priest
and stomps on the spine a few times. Garza then applies a
modified camel clutch. Priest eventually fights up and bell
claps the ears. Priest hits a running back elbow followed by
a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Bad Bunny is enjoying
himself at ringside. Priest pulls Garza back into the ring
as he tries to get out. Garza rocks him with a right hand
and tries for the Wing Clipper, but Priest gets out. Garza
then hits a stiff clothesline over the top rope.
Garza taunts Bad Bunny, and Bad Bunny challenges him. Bad
Bunny starts getting ready to get into the ring, but he
points behind Garza. Priest kicks Garza in the head and hits
a spin kick off the top rope. Priest follows up with Hit the
Lights (formerly Reckoning) for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest
Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo, and Drew Gulak run down for
Bad Bunny. Priest takes out Tozawa and Carrillo, and Bad
Bunny sends Gulak over the top rope.
Randy Orton will be out, next.
Rhea Ripley is coming soon to WWE Raw.
Footage is shown of Alexa Bliss appearing all over the WWE
ThunderDome last week to cost Randy Orton his match in the
Randy Orton says failure isn’t something he knows. Orton
says if he won the Gauntlet Match last night, he’d have been
the last to enter the Elimination Chamber. Instead he was
the first one eliminated from the match. Orton always takes
care of his distractions and problems. The Fiend was a
distraction and a problem, so he set him on fire. Footage is
shown of Randy Orton lighting The Fiend on fire. Orton says
The Fiend is not coming back. Orton finds himself in limbo
and cannot focus on what matters. Why can’t he focus on the
WWE Championship? Orton coughs and says he is not distracted
by The Fiend. Orton is distracted by Alexa Bliss. Footage is
shown of Bliss in a pentagram last week on Raw.
Orton starts to choke and throws up a black liquid. Orton
Footage is shown of Lacey Evans announcing she is pregnant
last week on Raw.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. She’ll team with
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka to battle WWE Women’s Tag Team
Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, next.
WrestleMania 37 is 47 days away.
Non-Title Tag Team Match
Charlotte Flair and Raw Women’s Champion Asuka vs. WWE
Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Asuka starts against Shayna Baszler. Asuka applies a
waistlock and goes for an octopus stretch. Baszler counters
into a stretch muffler, but Asuka takes her down with an arm
bar. Charlotte Flair tags in and wrenches the arm. Asuka and
Flair soon clear Jax and Baszler from the ring.
We come back from the break to see Jax and Baszler
dominating Asuka. Asuka avoids an arm breaker from Baszler
and kicks her in the head. Flair tags in and bounces Baszler
off the turnbuckle. Flair stomps away at Baszler before
bouncing her off the turnbuckle. Jax tags in and attacks
Flair. Jax and Baszler go for a double-team suplex on Flair,
but Flair lands on her feet. Flair clotheslines Jax and
chops Jax. Jax sends Flair to the corner, but she rolls up
the turnbuckle and boots Baszler. Flair knocks Jax back, but
Jax soon responds with a big powerbomb for a near fall. Jax
applies a chin lock, but Flair gets out with a jawbreaker.
Jax clotheslines Flair down and tags Baszler in. Baszler
applies a hammerlock, but Flair gets out with a roll-up for
a two count. Baszler quickly stops Flair and tags Jax in.
Flair quickly rolls Jax into the turnbuckles. Baszler tags
in and cuts Flair off. Flair takes Baszler down and applies
a Figure Four Leglock, but Jax breaks it up with a leg drop.
Asuka eventually tags in and runs wild. Asuka goes for an
Asuka Lock, but Flair, who was aiming for Baszler, big boots
Asuka when Baszler moves. Jax tags in and drops a leg for
Winners by Pinfall: WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax
and Shayna Baszler
Flair looks down at Asuka as she gets up and walks off on
Footage is shown of how Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman
Jeff Hardy makes his entrance. He’ll face Sheamus, next.
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Sheamus quickly takes Hardy down and viciously beats on him.
Sheamus is furious tonight. Hardy soon fights back and
stomps him down in the corner. Hardy backs up, but Sheamus
soon greets him with a clothesline. Sheamus lifts him up,
but Hardy slides off and puts him on the apron. Hardy elbows
Sheamus in the head and dropkicks him in the ankles to take
him to the floor. Hardy follows up with a baseball slide.
Hardy then hits Poetry in Motion against the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus elbowing Hardy in
the ribs and back. Sheamus connects with three Irish Curse
Backbreakers for a near fall. Sheamus continues to attack
the back before Hardy fights back. Hardy goes for a Twist of
Fate. Sheamus gets out, but Hardy flips through a back
suplex and sidesteps him to send him shoulder-first into the
ring post. Hardy quickly follows up with a Whisper in the
Wind that absolutely crushes Sheamus.
Hardy hits an inverted atomic drop, double leg drop to the
midsection, low dropkick, and splash for a two count. Hardy
boots him down and hits a splash off the second rope for
another two count. Hardy goes for a slingshot dropkick, but
Sheamus counters with a double boot. Sheamus appears to be
bleeding from his ear. Perhaps one of Hardy’s buttons
clipped him on the Whisper in the Wind before. Hardy jumps
over Sheamus and avoids a Brogue Kick. Hardy rolls him up
for a two count. Sheamus quickly knees him in the face and
hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Charlotte Flair is backstage with her father, Ric Flair.
Charlotte says she can’t focus on her career with all this
crap going on. Charlotte says she wants to protect their
legacy. Nothing is funny. Charlotte is busting her ass. This
isn’t the performer she is. She begs him to go home. Ric
mentions that the baby isn’t his. Ric saw a lot of potential
in a good human being. Charlotte says he sees a lot of
potential in blondes. Ric says he knows she could be a great
competitor. Ric thought he could motivate her like he did
for Charlotte. She did it on her own, but he likes to think
he had a hand in it. Ric wanted to expand the brand. Ric
wanted the women to be the biggest part of the market. Ric
wants to keep their name a household name. Charlotte doesn’t
see that his way. On her time, he tried to take the
spotlight. Charlotte is crying. On her time, she’s trying to
prove she’s Charlotte Flair and not Ric’s daughter. He wants
to be the Nature Boy on her time, so he can go home. She’s
thankful for the doors he opened and everything he’s given
her, but it’s time for her to be Charlotte Flair. She loves
him and walks off.
Footage is shown of Randy Orton throwing up a black liquid
Tag Team Match
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke vs. Naomi and Lana
Lana and Dana Brooke mistime a bulldog right at the start of
the match. Naomi eventually tags in and immediately hits a
double-team facebuster on Mandy Rose with Lana for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Naomi and Lana
Bobby Lashley is shown warming up backstage.
AJ Styles makes his entrance with Omos. He’ll be in action,
AJ Styles w/ Omos vs. Ricochet
Ricochet quickly takes Styles down and drops some elbows.
Styles quickly kicks out the knee and connects with a suplex
into the turnbuckles. Styles takes Ricochet down and covers
for a two count. Styles applies a chin lock before whipping
him into the ropes and hitting a stiff dropkick. Styles
kicks Ricochet and says he doesn’t belong in the same ring
with him. Ricochet blocks a kick and punches back at Styles.
Ricochet punches Styles down in the corner. Styles quickly
responds with a throat thrust before hitting a front suplex
on the top rope. Styles tries to catch him on the rebound,
but misses. Ricochet fights back and rolls him up for a two
count. Ricochet hits a German Suplex with a bridge for a two
count. Ricochet goes to the top rope for a 630, but Styles
moves. Ricochet lands on his feet. Styles kills him with a
knee to the face and hits a Styles Clash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles
Omos gets in the ring and picks up Ricochet by the head with
both hands. Omos holds him up before slamming him down on
the mat. Omos and Styles stand over Ricochet.
WWE Champion The Miz is backstage with John Morrison. Miz is
not liking his odds next week. Braun Strowman walks up to
them, and they run off. The main event is next.
Before this match begins, WWE Champion The Miz comes out to
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley w/ MVP
If Braun Strowman wins, he’ll be added to the WWE
Championship match with The Miz defending against Bobby
Lashley next week on Raw.
The bell rings, and they lock up in the ring. They tussle
for position before Strowman gives a clean break. Miz joins
commentary. Lashley hits an impressive waistlock takedown on
Strowman. Strowman quickly grabs a waistlock and takes him
down for a two count. Strowman rains down forearms on
Lashley before sending him hard into the corner. Strowman
viciously elbows him in the head a few times before
avalanching him in the corner. Strowman scoops Lashley up
and slings him over the top rope to the floor. Strowman gets
out of the ring and goes for a running shoulder block, but
Lashley leaps up to the apron to avoid him. Strowman runs
into the steel steps instead.
Lashley jumps off the steps and clotheslines him on the
floor. Lashley gets Strowman in the ring and hits a dropkick
to the knee. Lashley follows up with a flatliner for a near
fall. Lashley punches away at Strowman and sizes him up.
Lashley goes for the Hurt Lock, but Strowman powers out
before it’s fully applied. Lashley goes for a vertical
suplex on Strowman, but Strowman drops to his feet and
clotheslines him down. Strowman avalanches him in the corner
and hits a Running Powerslam for a near fall! MVP is losing
his mind at ringside. Strowman is in disbelief.
Strowman goes for another Running Powerslam, but Lashley
slides off and hits a one-armed spinebuster on Strowman!
Lashley spears Strowman down and picks up the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Next week’s WWE Championship match will remain a singles
match. The Miz will defend the WWE Championship against
Lashley chop blocks the knee of Strowman and wipes him out
with a Hurt Lock. Lashley throws Strowman down and stands
tall. The Miz goes to blindside Lashley with the WWE
Championship, but Lashley counters into a one-armed
spinebuster. Lashley follows up with a spear on the WWE
Champion. Lashley stands tall in the ring with MVP as the
show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
— WWE United States Champion Riddle def. John Morrison (non-
— The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) def.
RETRIBUTION (T-Bar and Mace)
— Raw Tag Team Champions The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin
and Cedric Alexander) def. Lucha House Party (Lince Dorado
and Gran Metalik) in a Tornado Tag Match (non-title)
— Damian Priest def. Angel Garza
— WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
def. Charlotte Flair and Raw Women’s Champion Asuka (non-
— Sheamus def. Jeff Hardy
— Naomi and Lana def. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke
— AJ Styles def. Ricochet
— Bobby Lashley def. Braun Strowman