WWE Raw Results (1/11/21): The Legend Killer’s Challenge

WWE Raw
January 11, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Triple H & Randy Orton Segment 

Triple H: I gotta say, I still got it, listen to them. It’s been a long time since I’ve got to say this, but welcome to the ThunderDome, welcome to Monday Night Raw. It’s a really difficult time.

Randy Orton: Well, look who it is, the office decided to show up because Drew McIntyre couldn’t. You know, Hunter, I was suppose to have a pretty big match tonight.

Triple H: I am aware. And I know you are aware, that is not going to happen.

Randy Orton: Trust me, I’m aware. But seeing as you got all dressed up, you got all prettied up, you jumped on the plane, you flown down to Tampa, Florida, you’re here in the Thunderdome, I figure, you’re here to make an official ruling. So, what’s it gonna be? Are you gonna let the entire WWE Universe know that I am going to enter the ring last at the Royal Rumble or are you going to cut the BS and do what’s right for business and hand me the WWE Championship?

Triple H: You want me to hand it to you? All right, well, look, hey, I suggest Randy that if you want the WWE Championship, you win the Royal Rumble, however you have to.

Randy Orton: I don’t understand, you’re here in this ring. And since you’re here, hell, the only reason you could possibly be here is to say something, to make a call, anything, and make sure that it benefits me, so what is it?

Triple H: This is where we’re at now? You and I, all this time, cheap threats, you’re gonna stand here, look me in the eye, flex your jaw muscles, think I’m scared? Is that what you’re going to do? You know something, Randy, it’s been impressive watching you over the last year. I sat back, I watched you do a lot of things, I watched the old Randy Orton step back in the dance. And it’s been impressive, he’s been gone for awhile, and now here he is. And I sat back like everybody else and watched it take place, I was in awe. A lot of people criticized, a lot of people didn’t understand what you were doing, a lot of people thought you crossed lines, went too far, not me.

I sat there and I watched. I watched you contemplate that match, I watched you light it, I watched you look at it, and I watched it burn down like you did, knowing that everything you wanted was on the other side of that flame, that the last thing that stood in your way, The Fiend, the last thing that stood between you and that WWE Championship was laying there, and all you had to do was drop it, and you did. I gotta tell you, Randy, I don’t know if I was ever more proud of you than in that moment, boom, because I would’ve done the exact same thing, because it stood between you and what you wanted, what benefited you, like you said a minute one, what benefits you. During that period of time, though, there’s been a few things that since I got all dressed up and took the time to fly all the way down here to Tampa, I might as well address with you while I’m here, there’s a few things you’ve done I don’t understand.

I don’t understand you kicking legends in the head, like Big Show or threatening them or humiliating them in front of the world, like you did to Mark Henry, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair. I don’t understand that, Randy. I don’t understand when it doesn’t benefit you, The Fiend laying there sizzling, yeah, you live by the sword, you die by sword, but Ric Flair is a legend, humiliating him, no benefit for you. What that did to me was take that pride away, it made me look at you differently, it solidified in my mind, Randy, that you are not a legend, that you are not everything that you think you are, it solidified in my mind that Randy Orton is nothing but a no good prick.

Randy Orton: You know, Hunter, you could call me what you want, but the fact remains, I am at my peak, I am in my prime, and I am a legend. I’m a legend in my own time, just like you were. As a matter of fact, what do you say, do you still got it in you? Is the Cerebral Assassin still in there? Is The Game still in there? Is The King Of Kings still in there, because if he is, maybe I take the legend of Triple H out, once and for good. But, to do that, I need you to accept a challenge. And I’ll make it easy, not a match, an old fashion fight. We’ve known each other for longer than two. What do you say, tonight, in this ring, you and I go toe to toe? Accept my challenge.

Triple H: You want to fight me?

Randy Orton: Yeah, I want to fight you.

Triple H: You’re smart enough to know, when someone wants you to do something, you don’t give them the satisfaction. There’s no benefit in it to me. The answer is no.

Randy Orton: Now, Hunter, wait a minute. You said there’s no benefit to you or was it just that Stephanie, your wife isn’t here tonight and you were unable to retrieve your balls from her purse?

HHH punches Randy Orton to close the segment.

First Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte backs Evans into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Charlotte shoves Evans. Charlotte is playing mind games with Evans. Strong lockup. Charlotte with an inside cradle for a one count. Charlotte signals for the test of strength. Evans kicks Charlotte in the gut. Evans applies a side headlock. Charlotte whips Evans across the ring. Charlotte drops Evans with a shoulder tackle. Charlotte talks smack to Evans. Charlotte blocks a boot from Evans. Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte unloads four knife edge chops. Charlotte sends Evans to the corner. Charlotte with a Rising Knee Strike for a two count. Charlotte repeatedly drives Evans face first into the canvas. Charlotte applies The Figure Four Headlock. Charlotte with a flurry of leg scissor takeovers. Charlotte rocks Evans with a forearm smash. Charlotte with a knee drop. Evans denies The Figure Eight. Evans regroups on the outside. Ric Flair walks down to the ring.

Charlotte has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Charlotte with clubbing shoulder blocks. Evan sends Charlotte face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Evans repeatedly stomps on Charlotte’s chest. Evans with The Rebound Bronco Buster. Evans taunts Charlotte. Charlotte kicks Evans in the gut. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Evans sends Charlotte chest first into the ringside barricade. Evans struts around the ring. Evans goes for a Knee Drop, but Charlotte ducks out of the way. Charlotte goes for The Exploder Suplex, but Evans lands back on her feet. Evans pulls Charlotte down to the mat. Evans transitions into a ground and pound attack. Evans applies The Cobra Clutch. Charlotte drives her elbow into the midsection of Evans. Charlotte with a Belly to Back Suplex. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Evans kicks Charlotte in the gut.

Charlotte reverses out of the irish whip from Evans. Charlotte with a Low Enzuigiri. Evans dodges The Big Boot. Evans pulls Charlotte down to the mat. Evans continues to stomp on Charlotte’s chest. Charlotte kicks Evans in the face. Charlotte with two clotheslines. Charlotte ducks a clothesline from Evans. Charlotte with a NeckBreaker. Charlotte hits The Exploder Suplex. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte launches Evans over the top rope. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte delivers The Big Boot. Charlotte rolls Evans back into the ring. Evans denies The MoonSault. Charlotte with a BackBreaker/Turnbuckle FlatLiner Combination. Charlotte connects with The Natural Selection for a two count. Ric put Evans foot on the bottom rope. Charlotte yells at Ric. Charlotte avoids The Woman’s Right. Charlotte goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Evans counters with The Assisted Crossbody Block to pickup the victory.

Winner: Lacey Evans via Pinfall 

Second Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Jaxson Ryker w/Elias

Elias joins the commentary team for this match. Ryker kicks Hardy in the gut. Ryker punches Hardy in the back. Ryker slams Hardy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ryker is throwing haymakers at Hardy. Ryker repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Hardy denies The Samoan Drop. Hardy sends Ryker chest first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Hardy kicks Ryker in the gut. Hardy drops Ryker with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy prepare for The Swanton Bomb. Hardy is distracted by Elias. Ryker rolls Hardy over with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Hardy tells Elias to get in the ring and face him like a man.

Winner: Jaxson Ryker via Pinfall 

Third Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Elias w/Jaxson Ryker 

The match started during the commercial break. Gut Punch Exchange. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Elias whips Hardy across the ring. Elias clotheslines Hardy for a two count. Elias goes for a Knee Drop, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy is throwing haymakers at Elias. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with a double leg takedown. Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Leaping Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Hardy kicks Elias in the gut. Elias denies The Twist Of Fate.

Elias hits The Death Valley Driver for a two count. Elias drives Hardy back first into the turnbuckles. Elias with a shoulder block. Elias with forearm shivers. Elias puts Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Hardy tees off on Elias. Hardy side steps Elias into the turnbuckles. Hardy hits Whisper In The Wind for a two count. Elias avoids The Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy decks Elias with a JawBreaker. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias with The BladeBuster for a two count. Elias follows that with two uppercuts. Hardy rolls Elias over for a two count. Hardy kicks Elias in the gut. Hardy connects with The Twist Of Fate. Hardy lands The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Keith Lee & Sheamus vs. The Miz & John Morrison 

Sheamus and John Morrison will start things off. Morrison drop steps into a side headlock. Sheamus sends Morrison to the corner. Sheamus with a drop toe hold. Sheamus applies a front face lock. Sheamus goes into the cover for a one count. Sheamus applies a hammerlock. Morrison brings Sheamus down to the mat. Sheamus with a back heel trip. Sheamus stomps on the midsection of Morrison. Sheamus tags in Lee. Lee bodyslams Morrison. Sheamus with a Running Knee Drop. Lee hooks the outside leg for a two count. Lee applies a wrist lock. Morrison with a forearm smash. Morrison tags in Miz. Lee scores the elbow knockdown. Lee drives his knee into the midsection of Morrison. Lee sends Morrison crashing into Miz. Lee tags in Sheamus.

Sheamus with a Flying Double Clothesline off the ring apron. Sheamus rolls Miz back into the ring. Sheamus punches Miz in the back. Lee tags himself in. Sheamus with The Rolling Senton. Lee sends Miz to the corner. Morrison tags himself in. Morrison repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Lee. Lee HeadButts Morrison. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Lee delivers The Pounce. The top rope exploded in the process. Lee and Sheamus has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lee tags in Sheamus. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Miz with a straight right hand. Sheamus blocks a boot from Miz. Sheamus with a single leg takedown. Miz denies The Texas CloverLeaf. Sheamus knocks Morrison off the apron. Miz kicks Sheamus in the gut. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a one count. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz backs Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Morrison tags himself in. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Miz’s back. Morrison with forearm shivers. Morrison delivers his combination offense. Morrison kicks Sheamus in the chest. Morrison tags in Miz.

Miz repeatedly stomps on Sheamus chest. Morrison applies a chin lock behind the referee’s back. Miz applies a front face lock. Sheamus with a Back Body Drop. Miz tags in Morrison. Morrison stops Sheamus in his tracks. Morrison keeps Sheamus grounded. Morrison with The Gator Roll. Miz tags himself in. Miz with The Running Boot. Morrison with a Running Knee Strike. Miz hooks the outside leg for a two count. Miz applies a front face lock. Miz with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Miz drops Sheamus with The Big Boot. Sheamus creates distance with The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Lee and Morriso are tagged in. Lee with three shoulder tackles. Lee with Two Back Body Drops. Lee follows that with Two Body Avalanches. Lee throws Morrison into Miz. Lee whips Morrison across the ring. Lee PowerSlams Morrison for a two count. Lee delivers Grizzly Magnum. Lee dumps Miz out of the ring. Morrison with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Morrison goes for a SpringBoard Enzuigiri, but Lee counters with Grizzly Magnum. Sheamus tags himself in. Sheamus connects with The Brogue Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keith Lee & Sheamus via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Keith Lee vs. Sheamus

Slugfest after the bell rings. Lee shoves Sheamus. Sheamus is throwing haymakers at Lee. Lee dumps Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus slams Lee’s head on the top rope. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus slaps Lee in the face. Lee HeadButts Sheamus. Lee drags Sheamus back in the hard way. Lee talks smack to Sheamus. Lee backs Sheamus into the ropes. Lee unloads a flurry of grizzly magnums. Lee tugs on Sheamus hair. Lee goes for a Bodyslam, but Sheamus lands back on his feet. Sheamus dropkicks Lee off the ring apron. Sheamus goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Lee counters with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex into the time keepers table.

Sheamus gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Lee whips Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Sheamus clips the left knee of Lee. Sheamus repeatedly wraps the left shoulder of Lee around the steel ring post. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on the left shoulder of Lee. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Sheamus with a knee drop. Sheamus applies a double wrist lock. Lee launches Sheamus across the ring. Sheamus kicks Lee in the face. Lee has Sheamus perched on the top turnbuckle. Lee and Sheamus are trading back and forth shots. Sheamus sends Lee crashing into the canvas. Sheamus with The Flying Clothesline. Sheamus with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Sheamus applies a key lock. Sheamus transitions into The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Lee with a Deadlift PowerBomb. Lee connects with The Spirit Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Keith Lee via Pinfall 

Drew McIntyre Promo 

Sixth Match: Xavier Woods vs. T-BAR w/RETRIBUTION 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. T-Bar applies a side headlock. Woods with heavy bodyshots. Woods whips T-Bar across the ring. T-Bar drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Woods drop steps into a side headlock. T-Bar whips Woods across the ring. T-Bar with another shoulder tackle. T-Bar punches Woods in the back. T-Bar with a back elbow smash. T-Bar sends Woods to the corner. T-Bar catches Woods in mid-air. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of T-Bar. Woods is throwing haymakers at T-Bar. T-Bar sends Woods into the ropes. T-Bar clotheslines Woods for a one count. T-Bar with a forearm smash. T-Bar drives his knee into Woods back.

T-Bar applies a rear chin lock. Woods decks T-Bar with Two JawBreakers. Woods unloads two knife edge chops. T-Bar drives his knee into the midsection of Woods. Woods kicks T-Bar in the face. Woods delivers his combination offense. T-Bar whips Woods across the ring. Woods slides under T-Bar. Woods thrust kicks the midsection of T-Bar. T-Bar denies the knee lift. Woods side steps T-Bar into the turnbuckles. T-Bar launches Woods over the top rope. Woods with an Apron Enzuigiri. Woods delivers The Missile Dropkick. Woods pops back on his feet. Woods with The Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Woods rolls T-Bar back into the ring. Woods is distracted by RETRIBUTION. T-Bar repeatedly drives Woods shoulder first into the ropes. T-Bar connects with Feast Your Eyes to pickup the victory.

Winner: T-Bar via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Matt Riddle For The WWE United States Championship 

Lashley attacks Riddle before the bell rings. Lashley repeatedly stomps on Riddle’s chest. Lashley tees off on Riddle. The referee is trying to restrain Lashley. Riddle still wants to fight. Lashley with a running clothesline. Lashley poses for the virtual crowd. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley with a Big Biel Throw. Lashley follows that with a Corner Spear.

Riddle is bleeding from the mouth. Riddle unloads a flurry of strikes. Lashley dumps Riddle ribs first on the top rope. Riddle sends Lashley face first into the steel ring post. Riddle with a Rising Knee Strike. Riddle lands The SpringBoard Floating BRO. Riddle rolls Lashley back into the ring. Lashley avoids The Final Flash Knee Strike. Lashley hits The SpineBuster. Lashley makes Riddle tap out to The Hurt Lock. After the match, Riddle challenges MVP to a match.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Bobby Lashley via Submission 

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

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. MVP with a straight right hand. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. MVP nails Riddle with a throat thrust. MVP with a leaping knee smash. MVP delivers The Ballin’ Elbow Drop for a two count. Riddle is displaying his fighting spirit. MVP with forearm shivers. Riddle with The RoundHouse Kick. Riddle follows that with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. MVP denies The Exploder Suplex.

Riddle ducks a clothesline from MVP. Riddle drops MVP with The Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle prepares for The Floating BRO. Lashley runs interference. Riddle blasts Lashley with The PK. Riddle connects with The Floating BRO. Lashley Spears Riddle which causes the disqualification. After the match, Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley rams his forearm across Riddle’s ribs. Lashley drops Riddle with The FlatLiner. MVP violently kicks Riddle in the ribs.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Disqualification 

Ninth Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Drew Gulak 

Double Dropkick. Styles kicks Gulak in the chest. Styles with forearm shivers. Styles with The Pendulum BackBreaker. Short-Arm Reversal by Gulak. Gulak nails Styles with a throat thrust. Gulak with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Gulak with The Bridging Fallaway Slam for a one count. Gulak hits The Tiger Driver for a two count. Gulak puts Styles on the top turnbuckle. Styles denies The SuperPlex. Styles punches Gulak in the back. Styles puts Gulak on his shoulders.

Gulak rolls Styles over for a two count. Gulak with a backslide cover for a two count. Styles ducks a clothesline from Gulak. Styles drops Gulak with The Pele Kick. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with The Sliding Forearm Smash. Styles blocks a boot from Gulak. Styles dumps Gulak over the top rope. Gulak backs away from Omos. Styles slams Gulak’s head on the announce table. Styles rolls Gulak back into the ring. Styles connects with The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke 

Shayna Baszler and Mandy Rose will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baszler applies a wrist lock. Baszler sweeps out the legs of Rose. Baszler toys around with Rose. Rose avoids The Elbow Stomp. Rose kicks Baszler in the face. Rose tags in Brooke. Brooke avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Brooke blocks a boot from Baszler. Brooke applies a side headlock. Jax tags herself in. Baszler whips Brooke across the ring. Baszler drops down on the canvas. Jax drops Brooke with a Body Block. Jax with a Big Biel Throw. Jax levels Brooke with a Body Avalanche for a two count. Jax applies the cobra clutch. Brooke with two sharp elbow strikes. Brooke decks Jax with a JawBreaker. Jax tags in Baszler.

Baszler stops Brooke in her tracks. Brooke reverses out of the irish whip from Baszler. Brooke tags in Rose. Rose ducks a clothesline from Baszler. Rose thrust kicks the midsection of Baszler. Rose with two flying clotheslines. Rose hits The Flapjack. Rose pops back on her feet. Rose drives Baszler back first into the turnbuckles. Rose tees off on Baszler. Rose connects with The Pump Knee Strike. Jax pulls Rose out of the ring. Jax HeadButts Rose. Baszler tags in Jax. Jax sends Rose into the ropes. Jax with The Samoan Drop for a two count. Baszler drops Brooke with The Uranage BackBreaker. Jax whips Rose into Brooke. Jax delivers The Double Body Avalanche. Baszler tags herself in. Baszler makes Rose tap out to The Kirifuda Clutch.

Winner: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax via Submission 

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, Otis Dozovic)

2.) The 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Nia Jax, Bianca BelAir, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke)

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

4.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Adam Pearce For The WWE Universal Championship

Randy Orton & Triple H Fight 

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Author: Josh Lopez

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