WWE Raw Results (1/4/21): Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee

WWE Raw
January 4, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

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Miz TV With Special Guest: The New Day & Teddy Long 

First Match: The New Day vs. The Miz & John Morrison 

Xavier Woods and John Morrison will start things off. Morrison drop steps into a side headlock. Woods launches Morrison to the corner. Woods rolls Morrison over for a one count. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of Morrison. Woods with a knife edge chop. Woods applies a wrist lock. Woods tags in Kofi. Double Wrist Lock/Chop/Hamstring Kick/Bulldog Combination for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Woods tags himself in. Kofi with The PK. Woods with The Sliding Lariat. Rebound Splash/Fist Drop Combination for a two count. Morrison rocks Woods with a forearm smash. Morrison with a running knee strike. Morrison tags in Miz. Miz repeatedly stomps on Woods chest. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Woods. Miz kicks Woods in the face. Woods dodges The Big Boot. Woods rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz goes for a Bodyslam, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods with the irish whip. Woods with a running elbow smaash. Woods tags in Kofi.

Kofi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Woods delivers The Honor Roll. Kofi hooks the outside leg for a two count. Kofi applies a side headlock. Kofi with a side headlock takeover. Kofi backs Miz into the ropes. Miz decks Kofi with a back elbow smash. Miz grabs a side headlock. Kofi whips Miz across the ring. Miz drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Miz and Morrison taunts Woods. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi denies The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz denies The Trouble In Paradise. Miz catapults Kofi to the middle turnbuckle. Kofi with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Kofi hits The PK. Kofi tags in Woods. Assisted Foot Stomp for a two count. Side Headlock Exchange. Morrison made the blind tag. Woods whips Miz across the ring. Woods dropkicks Miz. Morrison sweeps out the legs of Woods. Morrison goes for The Standing Shooting Star Press, but Woods ducks out of the way. Woods tags in Kofi.

Crossface/Basement Dropkick Combination for a two count. Morrison reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Morrison goes for The Monkey Flip, but Kofi lands back on his feet. Kofi twerks in the corner. Kofi with a single leg takedown. Kofi with The Monkey Flip. Woods clotheslines Miz to the floor. Kofi lands The Top Rope Plancha. New Day has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi delivers his combination offense. Kofi HeadButts Morrison. Kofi knocks Miz off the ring apron. Morrison ducks a clothesline from Kofi. Morrison kicks Kofi in the ribs. Morrison drops Kofi with The RoundHouse Kick. Morrison tags in Miz. Miz with The Running Boot. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. Miz rakes the eyes of Kofi. Morrison kicks Kofi behind the referee’s back. Miz tags in Morrison.

Double GutBuster for a two count. Morrison applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Morrison drives Kofi back first into the turnbuckles. Morrison tags in Miz. Miz mocks New Day. Miz with The Awesome Clothesline for a two count. Miz applies the bow and arrow stretch. Kofi reverses the hold. Miz with a desperation knee lift. Kofi denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Kofi creates distance with The SOS. Woods and Morrison are tagged in. Woods with two clotheslines. Woods ducks a clothesline from Morrison. Woods with a Leg Lariat. Woods launches Miz over the top rope. Morrison kicks Woods in the gut. Short-Arm Reversal by Morrison. Morrison with a forearm smash. Morrison whips Woods across the ring. Woods slides under Morrison. Woods delivers The Rolling Elbow. Woods with a Running Senton through the ropes. Woods ducks a clothesline from Miz. Kofi with a Flying Clothesline off the steel ring steps. Woods goes for The Tornado DDT, but Morrison rolls him over for a two count. Kofi shoves Morrison feet off the middle rope. Woods dropkicks Morrison into the ropes. Woods sweeps out the legs of Morrison. Woods connects with The Shining Wizard to pickup the victory.

Winner: The New Day via Pinfall  

Second Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Elias w/Jaxson Ryker

Styles applies a side headlock. Styles with a side headlock takeover. Elias with a Belly to Back Suplex for a one count. Styles grabs a side headlock. Elias whips Styles across the ring. Elias scores the elbow knockdown. Elias kicks Styles in the gut. Elias with a knife edge chop. Elias repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Elias with a blistering chop. Elias whips Styles chest first into the turnbuckles. Elias clotheslines Styles for a one count. Elias applies a side headlock. Styles backs Elias into the turnbuckles. Styles with clubbing elbow smashes. Styles with a chop/forearm combination. Elias reverses out of the irish whip from Styles. Styles kicks Elias in the chest. Elias dumps Styles chest first on the top rope. Elias sends Styles ribs first into the top turnbuckle pad. Elias knocks Styles off the ring apron.

Elias has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Elias puts Styles on the top turnbuckle pad. Elias with a forearm smash. Elias uppercuts Styles. Haymaker Exchange. Styles denies The SuperPlex. Styles dumps Elias face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Elias kicks Styles in the face. Forearm Exchange. Styles with a knife edge chop. Elias answers with The Big Boot. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Styles. Elias with a knife edge chop. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Elias hits The SitOut ChokeSlam for a two count. Elias with a knee drop. Elias stomps on Styles chest. Elias blocks a boot from Styles. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Elias counters with The Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Elias is displaying his frustration. Elias is raining own haymakers. Elias goes for The SitOut PowerBomb, but Styles counters with The Hurricanrana. Styles drills Elias with The BrainBuster. Styles connects with The Styles Clash to pickup the victory. After the match, Omos kicks the guitar out of Ryker’s hands.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Third Match: Charlotte Flair & Asuka w/Ric Flair vs. Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce 

Charlotte Flair and Peyton Royce will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte with a waist lock takedown. Royce tags in Evans. Charlotte with another waist lock takedown. Evans decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte with a single leg takedown. Evans denies The Figure Eight. Evans regroups on the outside. Evans runs away from Charlotte. Evans tags in Royce. Charlotte blocks The Woman’s Right. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Evans pulls Charlotte down to the mat. Royce transitions into a ground and pound attack. Forearm Exchange. Royce reverses out of the irish whip from Charlotte. Charlotte with a shoulder block. Royce drops Charlotte with a Running Knee Strike. Royce takes a swipe at Asuka.

Royce and Evans gangs up on Charlotte behind the referee’s back. Royce tags in Evans. Double Irish Whip. Charlotte holds onto the ropes. Charlotte kicks Evans in the chest. Charlotte rocks Royce with a forearm smash. Charlotte with a BackBreaker to Evans. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Asuka delivers The Missile Dropkick. Evans tags in Royce. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka side steps Royce into the ropes. Asuka with a Misdirection Shoulder Tackle. Asuka with a Corner Hip Attack. Asuka thrust kicks the midsection of Evans. Running Bulldog/Clothesline Combination for a two count. Royce denies The German Suplex. Asuka kicks the left hamstring of Royce. Royce reverses out of the irish whip from Asuka. Royce with a Running Forearm Smash. Evans starts flirting with Ric.

Charlotte slaps Evans in the face. Evans tackles Charlotte. All hell is breaking loose on the outside. Evans and Royce has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Evans repeatedly stomps on Asuka’s chest. Evans sits on Asuka’s back. Evans tags in Royce. Royce kicks Asuka in the chest. Royce punches Asuka in the back. Royce whips Asuka into the turnbuckles. Royce slings Asuka across the ring. Royce slams Asuka’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Royce tags in Evans. Royce is choking Asuka with her boot. Following a snap mare takeover, Evans applies the chin ar. Evans repeatedly slams Asuka’s face on the canvas. Evans tags in Royce. Evans kicks Asuka in the chest. Royce stops Asuka in her tracks. Asuka with forearm shivers. Asuka knocks Evans off the ring apron. Asuka decks Royce with a back elbow smash. Asuka kicks Royce in the face. Asuka creates distance with a Running Clothesline. Charlotte and Evans are tagged in.

Charlotte clotheslines Evans. Charlotte kicks Royce off the apron. Charlotte side steps Evans into the turnbuckles. Charlotte blocks a boot from Evans. Charlotte rocks Evans with a forearm smash. Charlotte with a Knee Drop. Charlotte unloads five knife edge chops. Charlotte goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Lacey lands back on her feet. Royce made the blind tag. Charlotte kicks Evans in the gut. Charlotte with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Charlotte lands The MoonSault. Asuka connects with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Royce negates The Asuka Lock. Charlotte tags herself in. Asuka hits The CodeBreaker. Charlotte follows that with The Natural Selection for a two count. Asuka sends Evans to the apron. Evans kicks Asuka in the back. Evans with The Draping NeckBreaker. Charlotte is distracted by Evans. Charlotte dropkicks Evans off the apron. Charlotte rolls Evans back into the ring. Charlotte avoids The Spinning Leg Lariat. Ric trips Charlotte from the outside. Royce plants Charlotte with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory. After the match, Charlotte tells Ric to stay out of her business.

Winner: Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Matt Riddle

Riddle attacks Lashley before the bell rings. Riddle unloads a flurry of strikes. Lashley regroups in the corner. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Riddle with a RoundHouse Kick. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Riddle applies the double wrist lock. Lashley bodyslams Riddle. Lashley launches Riddle to the corner. Lashley kicks Riddle in the gut. Lashley with two haymakers. Lashley with two back elbow smashes. Riddle dumps Lashley over the top rope. Lashley denies The PK. Lashley catches Riddle in mid-air. Lashley drives Riddle ribs first into the steel ring post. Lashley with a Seated Senton. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Lashley grabs a side headlock. Riddle with forearm shivers. Riddle kicks the left shoulder of Lashley. Lashley blocks a boot from Riddle. Lashley with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Lashley clotheslines Riddle. Lashley goes back to the rear chin lock.

Riddle with desperation bodyshots. Lashley is mauling Riddle in the corner. Lashley with clubbing elbow smashes. Lashley rams his elbow across Riddle’s face. Lashley with the irish whip. Riddle side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Lashley repeatedly slams Riddle’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Lashley denies The Exploder Suplex. Lashley goes for The Dominator, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle with The PK. Riddle hits The BROTon for a one count. Riddle delivers The Final Flash Knee Strike for a one count. MVP talks smack to Riddle. The referee is distracted by MVP. Lashley has Riddle perched on the top turnbuckle. Lashley connects with The Dominator. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock. Riddle jumps off the top rope. Riddle starts tapping, but the referee didn’t see it. MVP argues with the referee. Riddle rolls Lashley over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Dana Brooke w/Mandy Rose 

Baszler brutally attacks Rose before the bell rings. Baszler repeatedly whips Rose into the ringside barricades. Brooke will take Rose’s place in this match. Baszler ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Brooke. Baszler delivers her combination offense. Baszler talks smack to Brooke. Brooke dumps Baszler out of the ring. Baszler fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Brooke rolls Baszler over to pickup the victory. After the match, Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Rose drops Baszler with The Pump Knee Strike. Rose and Brooke connects with The Double Face Plant.

Winner: Dana Brooke via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy backs Orton into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Orton turns Hardy over. Orton with a thumb to the eye. Following a snap mare takeover, Orton stomps on Hardy’s chest. Orton with a knee smash. Orton dumps Hardy out of the ring. Orton repeatedly slams Hardy’s head on the announce table. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce table. Orton resets the referee’s ten count. Orton rolls Hardy back into the ring. Orton hooks the inside leg for a two count. Orton applies a wrist lock. Orton transitions into a hammerlock. Hardy grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Orton stomps on the left shoulder of Hardy. Hardy with repeated boots into the midsection of Orton. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Orton. Orton responds with a knee lift.

Orton whips Hardy into the turnbuckles. Hardy clotheslines Orton. Hardy with a Splash. Hardy with clubbing shoulder blocks. Orton kicks Hardy in the gut. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Hardy with elbows into the midsection of Orton. Hardy kicks Orton in the gut. Hardy drops Orton with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Orton avoids The Swanton Bomb. Hardy with a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron. Orton regains control of the match during the commercial break. Orton applies a rear chin lock. Orton pulls Hardy down to the mat. Orton hooks the outside leg for a two count. Orton goes back to the rear chin lock. Orton targets Hardy’s earlobes. Orton is putting the boots to Hardy. Orton with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. Orton is trying to wear Hardy down with the rear chin lock. Hardy grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Hardy decks Orton with a JawBreaker.

Orton goes for The Draping DDT, but Hardy counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with a Double Leg Takedown/Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Splash Combination for a two count. Haymaker Exchange. Orton drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Orton whips Hardy across the ring. Hardy with a running haymaker. Hardy with a flying forearm smash. Orton reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy decks Orton with a back elbow smash. Hardy hits Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Orton blocks a boot from Hardy. Hardy with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Hardy rolls Orton back into the ring. Orton avoids The Swanton Bomb. Orton connects with The Draping DDT. Orton goes for The RKO, but Hardy rolls him over for a two count. Hardy kicks Orton in the gut. Orton negates The Twist Of Fate. Orton plants Hardy with The RKO to pickup the victory.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: The Hurt Business w/MVP vs. The Lucha House Party 

MVP joins the commentary team for this match. Shelton Benjamin and Gran Metalik will start things off. Benjamin drives his knee into the midsection of Metalik. Benjamin punches Metalik in the back. Benjamin whips Metalik across the ring. Benjamin drops Metalik with a shoulder tackle. Benjamin with the irish whip. Metalik kicks Benjamin in the face. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Benjamin. Metalik with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Benjamin. Metalik scales the ropes. Benjamin catches Metalik in mid-air. Benjamin PowerBombs Metalik. Alexander tags himself in. Alexander with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Metalik hammer down on the back of Alexander’s neck.

Alexander with a forearm shot across the back of Metalik. Alexander goes for The Lumbar Check, but Metalik lands back on his feet. Dorado tags himself in. Metalik kicks Alexander in the face. Dorado with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver. Alexander transitions into a ground and pound attack. Alexander with a straight right hand. Dorado drops Alexander with The Golden Rewind. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Benjamin with a Rising Knee Strike to Metalik. Benjamin shoves Dorado into the turnbuckles. Benjamin is throwing haymakers at Dorado. Alexander tags himself in. Benjamin is pissed. Alexander tees off on Dorado. Benjamin tags himself in. Alexander starts arguing with Benjamin. Dorado SuperKicks Benjamin. Dorado sends Alexander crashing to the outside. Dorado with The Cazadora Stunner. Dorado connects with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Lucha House Party via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2021 Match Card

1.) The 2021 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Daniel Bryan, Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Matt Riddle, Elias)

2.) The 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax)

3.) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Goldberg For The WWE Championship

Eight Match: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Keith Lee For The WWE Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre backs Lee into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Stalemate in the corner. Lee puts McIntyre on the top turnbuckle. McIntyre shoves Lee. McIntyre applies the cravate. Lee with an arm-drag takeover. McIntyre runs into Lee. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Lee. Lee leapfrogs over McIntyre. Lee drops down on the canvas. Lee drops McIntyre with a shoulder tackle. Quick shoving contest. McIntyre slaps Lee in the face. McIntyre kicks Lee in the gut. McIntyre unloads a flurry of strikes. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Lee. McIntyre with a blistering chop. Lee reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. McIntyre kicks Lee in the chest. Lee rocks McIntyre with a forearm smash. McIntyre regroups on the outside. Lee signals for the test of strength. McIntyre applies a wrist lock. McIntyre kicks the right shoulder of Lee. McIntyre with a straight right hand. McIntyre kicks Lee in the face. McIntyre stomps on Lee’s face. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Lee reverses out of the irish whip from McIntyre. McIntyre holds onto the ropes. Lee clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. McIntyre with The Big Boot. Lee delivers The Pounce over the ringside barricade.

Haymaker Exchange. McIntyre decks Lee with a JawBreaker. Lee whips McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Lee hooks the outside leg for a one count. Lee with two gut punches. Lee talks smack to McIntyre. Lee with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lee slings McIntyre across the ring. McIntyre with repeated boots into the midsection of Lee. Second Haymaker Exchange. Lee stomps on McIntyre’s ribs for a two count. McIntyre with heavy bodyshots. Lee bodyslams McIntyre for a two count. Lee punches McIntyre in the back. Lee with another bodyslam for a two count. Lee with the irish whip. McIntyre side steps Lee into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with a chop/haymaker combination. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Lee. Lee HeadButts McIntyre. Lee drives his knee into the midsection of McIntyre. Lee goes for a Bodyslam, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. McIntyre sends Lee chest first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex.

McIntyre drops Lee with a Leaping NeckBreaker. McIntyre pops back on his feet. Lee avoids The Claymore. McIntyre with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Lee with The SpineBuster for a two count. McIntyre exits the ring. McIntyre PowerBombs Lee through the announce table. McIntyre has complete control of the match during the commercial break. McIntyre with The Flying Clothesline for a two count. McIntyre applies a front face lock. Lee denies The Future Shock DDT. Lee delivers Grizzly Magnum. Lee with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Lee. Lee powers out of the backslide cover. McIntyre kicks Lee in the gut. McIntyre connects with The Future Shock DDT for a two count. McIntyre ascends to the top turnbuckle. Lee HeadButts McIntyre. Lee with clubbing blows to McIntyre’s back. Lee with an Avalanche Spanish Fly for a two count. McIntyre negates The Spirit Bomb. McIntyre hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Lee negates The Claymore. Lee goes for The Spirit Bomb, but McIntyre lands back on his feet. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Lee. McIntyre plants Lee with The Claymore to pickup the victory. After the match, Goldberg walks down to the ring. Goldberg challenges McIntyre to a WWE Championship Match at the Royal Rumble.

Winner: Still WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez