WWE Raw Results (2/1/21): Edge vs. Randy Orton

WWE Raw
February 1, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Drew McIntyre, Edge, and Sheamus Segment 

Drew McIntyre: Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw. You know, this is no ordinary episode of Raw. We’re taking it up a notch because we’re officially on the road to WrestleMania. It started last night. How freaking awesome was the Royal Rumble? I’ll start with myself and Goldberg, we both went to war with each other, we beat the crap out of each other, I earned his respect, and he sure as hell earned mine. Thank you. Up and down the card, my goodness. The Women’s Tag Team Title Match, incredible. Sasha, Carmella, they knock it out of the park. My old buddy, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Last Man Standing, physical as hell. Women’s Royal Rumble Match, Bianca BelAir solidified herself as the future. And she’s going to be awesome inside this ring and outside it, what a performer. And then, The Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

– Edge walks down to the ring.

Drew McIntyre: I was literally about to get to you. If I could take a minute, buddy, where do I begin? Ever since I came to America, going on the road with WWE, I was always around you. You always been a mentor to me. When you were the World Champion, you were always looking out for me, and I can’t thank you enough for everything you did. I was there when you had to retire. I remember what a terrible day that was, and I remember how you felt, and I remember how I felt. And I never thought I would see the day you would come back, but I remember specifically what happened last year at Royal Rumble.

I was in this corner, getting choked by AJ Styles boot, and suddenly all I heard was, you think you know me over the speakers, and you were back. It blew my mine. To watch everything you’ve done ever since you came back, incredible. You’ve been out with the injury. I thought that was it, to be honest. Then what happened? Last night, number one, outlasting 29 other men, winning the Royal Rumble, and I want to say how happy and proud I am of you, bud.

Edge: I appreciate the compliments, I do. And Drew, I really like you, and I have been a mentor to you, so I have to be blunt with you. What is wrong with you? I won the Royal Rumble last night. That means I could challenge you for that championship at WrestleMania. You won the Rumble last year, you of all people should know that I’m an immediate and viable threat. But inside of kicking my head off when I came through these ropes, you’re showering me with compliments?

Drew McIntyre: All right, bud. I get it. That’s something perhaps an opportunist would do. But that’s not the kind of champion Drew McIntyre is.

Edge: You’re damn right, you’re not me.

Sheamus: Look at this, The Rated R Superstar, congrats on the big win last night, fella. You know, he’s showing you respect, you should be happy, you should be flattered. The thing is, I’m not happy because who are you to question anything about this man? A man who has single handily carried this company, through uncharted waters. But, you, you were sitting on your arse, nursing your little triceps. This man, who has been my best friend for over half my life. So I ask, Edge, who are you? Now, he might the take the high road with all of this, but I sure as hell don’t.

Drew McIntyre: Sheamus. Hey, I appreciate the enthusiasm, I’ve got this one. Edge, you won the Royal Rumble last night, are you gonna make your decision or am I gonna make it for you?

Edge: I’ve been in this game for a long time. I’m The Ultimate Opportunist. I will assess my situation, I will make my option known, and you will know. But you got a big target on your back, man. You are playing a dangerous game here.

Sheamus: What are you talking about, man? Why are you looking at me? You want to say something?

Edge: Listen, you will know when I make my decision, but also know that whoever I choose, I am walking out of WrestleMania as a champion.

– Edge heads to the backstage area. Sheamus drops McIntyre with The Brogue Kick to close the segment.

First Match: Bobby Lashley (c) w/The Hurt Business vs. Matt Riddle For The WWE United States Championship 

Riddle with a blindside attack after the bell rings. Riddle unloads a flurry of strikes. Lashley punches Riddle in the back. Lashley hammers down on the back of Riddle’s neck. Riddle with a running forearm smash. Riddle with rapid fire bodyshots. Riddle with clubbing mid-kicks. Lashley drops Riddle with The SpineBuster. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley hits The Delayed Vertical Toss.

Riddle with a Hurricanrana over the top rope. Riddle blasts Lashley with The PK. Riddle with The Floating BRO to the outside. Riddle rolls Lashley back into the ring. Lashley applies The Hurt Lock in the ropes. Lashley refuses to quit which causes the disqualification. After the match, Lashley applies another Hurt Lock. MVP is trying to calm down Lashley. Lashley launches Riddle over the ringside barricade. Lashley has officially snapped.

Winner: Matt Riddle via Disqualification, But Still WWE United States Champion, Bobby Lashley 

Randy Orton Promo 

Second Match: Xavier Woods w/Kofi Kingston vs. Mustafa Ali w/RETRIBUTION

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Woods backs Ali into the turnbuckles. Standing Switch Exchange. Woods rams his forearm across the back of Ali’s neck. Ali thrust kicks the midsection of Woods. Ali punches Woods in the back. Woods whips Ali across the ring. Woods drops Ali with a shoulder tackle. Woods clotheslines Ali over the top rope. Ali avoids The Slingshot Pescado. Woods kicks Ali in the gut. Woods sends Ali back first into the ringside barricade. Woods rolls Ali back into the ring. Kofi Kingston argues with RETRIBUTION. Ali with a Running NeckBreaker. Ali kicks Woods in the back. Ali yells at Kofi. Ali transition into a ground and pound attack. Ali slams Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ali sweeps out the legs of Woods.

Ali is choking Woods with his boot. Ali with a knife edge chop. Ali with a forearm smash. Ali sends Woods to the corner. Ali with another Running NeckBreaker for a two count. Ali stares at Kofi. Following a snap mare takeover, Ali applies a rear chin lock. Woods repeatedly thrust kicks the midsection of Ali. Woods with a chop/forearm combination. Ali reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods ducks under two clothesline from Ali. Woods with a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep. Ali kicks Woods in the face. Woods denies The Tornado DDT. Woods delivers The Discus Lariat for a two count. Kofi wipes out Slapjack with a Flying Clothesline. Kofi backs away from T-Bar. Ali rolls Woods over for a two count. Woods connects with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.

Winner: Xavier Woods via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guest: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest 

Third Match: Damian Priest w/Bad Bunny vs. The Miz w/John Morrison 

Priest nails Miz with The Bell Clap. Priest with The RoundHouse Kick. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring. Priest lands The SomerSault Plancha. Priest rolls Miz back into the ring. Priest with a Slingshot Forearm for a two count. Priest goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Miz counters with the eye rake. Miz sends Priest shoulder first into the steel ring post. Miz is mauling Priest in the corner. Miz drops Priest with The Awesome Clothesline. Miz with a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike for a two count.

Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. Miz with a Running Boot across the back of Priest’s neck. Miz taunts Bad Bunny. Priest denies The IT! Kick. Priest unloads a flurry of kicks. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Priest with a Big Lariat. Priest follows that with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest hits The Broken Arrow for a two count. Morrison runs interference. Miz kicks Priest in the face. The referee is distracted by Morrison. Bad Bunny grabs the MITB Briefcase. Bunny attacks Morrison with a microphone. Miz is pissed. Priest connects with The Reckoning to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: The Hurt Business (c) w/MVP vs. The Lucha House Party For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

MVP joins the commentary team for this match. Shelton Benjamin and Lince Dorado will start things off. Dorado kicks the left hamstring of Benjamin. Dorado with two haymakers. Benjamin drops Dorado with a shoulder tackle. Benjamin with a Hip Toss. Benjamin denies the sunset flip. Dorado kicks Benjamin in the face. Benjamin avoids The Quebrada. Dorado with a Desperation Boot. Metalik tags himself in. Benjamin catches Metalik in mid-air. Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Metalik counters with a Hurricanrana. Metalik slaps Benjamin in the chest. Metalik goes for The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag, but Benajmin counters with The Olympic Slam. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander with a running clothesline for a one count. Alexander toys around with Metalik. Alexander with a forearm smash. Metalik dropkicks Alexander. Metalik tags in Dorado. Double Irish Whip. Metalik with a corner clothesline. Dorado with a Spinning Heel Kick. Dorado repeatedly stomps on Alexander’s chest. Metalik runs into the ring. Benjamin kicks Metalik in the gut. Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Dorado counters with another dropkick. Stereo Handspring Kicks. The Hurt Business regroups on the outside.

LHP has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Dorado is throwing haymakers at Alexander. Dorado with a knife edge chop. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Alexander kicks Dorado in the back. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Benjamin with a straight right hand. Benjamin with Two Bodyslams for a two count. Benjamin applies a rear chin lock. Dorado with heavy bodyshots. Dorado decks Benjamin with a JawBreaker. Dorado ducks a clothesline from Benjamin. Dorado goes for The Cazadora Stunner, but Benjamin counters with The GutBuster for a two count. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander drills Dorado with The BrainBuster for a two count. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Alexander delivers a gut punch. Benjamin is mauling Dorado in the corner. Benjamin denies The Hurricanrana. Benjamin repeatedly drives his knee into Dorado’s back. Benjamin goes for a PowerBomb, but Dorado counters with The DDT. Benjamin tags in Alexander.

Alexander stops Dorado in his tracks. Tip Up by Alexander. Dorado dropkicks Alexander. Dorado tags in Metalik. Metalik with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Metalik knocks Benjamin off the ring apron. Alexander punches Metalik in the back. Alexander whips Metalik across the ring. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Alexander. Metalik with a Handspring Arm-Drag. Metalik thrust kicks the midsection of Alexander. Metalik with The SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Benjamin catches Dorado in mid-air. Metalik lands The Suicide Dive. Metalik with an Apron Enzuigiri. Alexander goes for a BackBreaker, but Metalik rolls him over for a two count. Metalik kicks Alexander in the face. Metalik hits The Reverse SlingBlade. Dorado lands The Flying Splash. Metalik connects with The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Dorado with forearm shivers. Dorado kicks Benjamin in the face. Benjamin with a Rising Knee Strike. Metalik slaps Benjamin in the chest. Benjamin reverses out of the irish whip from Alexander. Alexander with a Rising Knee Strike of his own. Alexander talks smack to Metalik. Benjamin tags himself in. Benjamin plants Metalik with The Pay Dirt to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Hurt Business via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke In A Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Get A Future WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Opportunity 

Charlotte Flair and Naomi will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte applies a side headlock. Naomi whips Charlotte across the ring. Naomi drops down on the canvas. Charlotte drops Naomi with a shoulder tackle. Charlotte showcases her athleticism. Naomi with a Running Hurricanrana. Double Dropkick. Double Kick Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Naomi applies a waist lock. Charlotte decks Naomi with a back elbow smash. Naomi sends Charlotte across the ring. Asuka and Rose are tagged in. Double Dropkick. Asuka dodges The Pump Knee Strike. Asuka rolls Rose over for a two count. Lana and Brooke are tagged in. Misfired Kicks. Lana rolls Brooke over for a one count. Brooke kicks Lana in the gut. Brooke with the irish whip. Brooke with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Brooke tags in Rose. Brooke whips Lana into The Pump Knee Strike from Rose for a two count. Asuka with clubbing blows to Rose’s back. Rose avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Rose clotheslines Asuka. Rose tags in Brooke. Double Irish Whip. Double Flapjack. Rose knocks Charlotte off the ring apron.

Rose and Brooke has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Brooke is choking Charlotte with her boot. Charlotte pulls Brooke down to the mat for a two count. Charlotte repeatedly drives Brooke face first into the canvas. Charlotte with a Leg Scissors Takeover. Brooke tags in Rose. Rose ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Charlotte applies a waist lock. Rose with a back elbow smash. Charlotte skins the cat. Charlotte with a shoulder block. Charlotte rolls Rose over for a two count. Charlotte with The Big Boot. Rose side steps Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Rose repeatedly stomps on Charlotte’s chest. Rose with forearm shivers. Brooke tags herself. Following a snap mare takeover, Brooke with a Twisting Splash for a two count. Brooke transitions into a ground and pound attack. Brooke is mauling Charlotte in the corner. Charlotte shoves Brooke. Charlotte kicks Brooke in the face. Brooke with forearm shivers. Brooke tags in Rose. Rose and Brooke goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Charlotte lands back on her feet. Charlotte tags in Asuka.

Charlotte with a double clothesline. Asuka drops Rose with a shoulder tackle. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka with a Release German Suplex. Asuka follows that with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Asuka delivers The Missile Dropkick. Charlotte and Lana are tagged in. Charlotte clears the ring. Charlotte punches Lana in the back. Charlotte hooks the outside leg for a two count. Charlotte applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte pulls Lana down to the mat. Charlotte taunts Naomi. Charlotte goes for a PowerBomb, but Lana counters with The Hurricanrana. Lana tags in Naomi. Naomi with a Flying Clothesline. Naomi with a Spinning Elbow Strike. Naomi hits The SitOut JawBreaker. Naomi with forearm shivers. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Charlotte. Naomi with The SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Naomi tags in Lana. Lana with a Running Meteora. Lana with a straight right hand. Charlotte drops Lana with The Big Boot. Lana negates The Figure Eight. Rose with a Pump Knee Strike. Naomi with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brooke responds with a Running Neck Snap. Asuka hits The CodeBreaker. Charlotte connects with The Natural Selection. Ric Flair appears on the stage with Lacey Evans. Charlotte tags in Asuka. Charlotte heads to the backstage area. Naomi made the blind tag. Naomi plants Asuka with The Rear View to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi & Lana via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Carlito & Jeff Hardy vs. Elias & Jaxson Ryker 

Carlito and Elias will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elias backs Carlito into the turnbuckles. Elias rams his forearm across Carlito’s face. Elias applies a wrist lock. Elias whips Carlito across the ring. Carlito decks Elias with a back elbow smash. Carlito applies a wrist lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Carlito hooks the outside leg for a one count. Carlito grabs a side wrist lock. Carlito tags in Hardy. Hardy with a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Elias tags in Ryker. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with a double leg takedown. Split Legged Leg Drop/Low Dropkick/Splash Combination for a one count. Hardy applies an arm-bar. Ryker backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. Elias tags himself in.

Wrist Lock Exchange. Hardy hammers down on the left shoulder of Elias. Elias ducks a clothesline from Hardy. Hardy is distracted by Ryker. Elias attacks Hardy from behind. Elias repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s back. Elias and Ryker are picking Hardy apart. Ryker slams Hardy’s head on the top turnbuckle pad for a two count. Ryker with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ryker stops Hardy in his tracks. Ryker tags in Elias. Elias with heavy bodyshots. Elias whips Hardy across the ring. Elias scores the elbow knockdown. Elias uses the middle rope as a weapon. Elias punches Hardy in the back. Elias knocks Carlito off the ring apron. Elias sends Hardy to the corner. Carlito is pissed. Elias tags in Ryker. Ryker with a running shoulder block. Elias hits The SitOut Chokeslam for a two count.

Elias bodyslams Hardy. Elias tags in Ryker. Ryker goes for a Falling HeadButt, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy creates distance with The Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy tags in Carlito. Carlito clotheslines Ryker. Carlito scores the elbow knockdown. Carlito whips Ryker across the ring. Carlito kicks Ryker in the gut. Carlito with a running knee lift. Ryker ducks a clothesline from Carlito. Carlito dropkicks Ryker. Carlito pops back on his feet. Ryker drives Carlito face first into the canvas. Ryker tags in Elias. Carlito ducks a clothesline from Elias. Carlito with a southpaw haymaker. Elias rolls Ryker over for a two count. Elias goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Carlito lands back on his feet. Carlito connects with The BackStabber. Carlito tags in Hardy. Carlito wipes out Ryker with The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Hardy plants Elias with The Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Carlito & Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

Edge Promo

Seventh Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross 

Bliss side steps the charging Cross. Cross has no time for Bliss mind games. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cross applies a side headlock. Cross with a side headlock takeover. Bliss answers with the headscissors neck lock. Bliss taunts Cross. Cross slams Bliss head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cross with a throat thrust. Cross headbutts the midsection of Bliss. Cross whips Bliss across the ring. Cross with a Running Crossbody Block for a two count. Cross talks smack to Bliss. Cross is mauling Bliss in the corner. Cross targets the midsection of Bliss. Cross with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Bliss decks Cross with a JawBreaker. Bliss with Two Haymakers. Bliss is fired up. Bliss hooks both legs for a two count. Bliss is visibly perplexed.

Cross shoves Bliss. Bliss with a basement dropkick. Bliss repeatedly stomps on the back of Cross’s neck. Bliss sends Cross face first into the canvas. Bliss prances around the ring. Bliss kicks Cross in the ribs for a two count. Bliss applies a bodyscissors hold. Bliss transitions into a rear chin lock. Cross with elbows into the midsection of Bliss. Bliss goes for The Mandible Claw, but Cross counters with a Straight Jacket NeckBreaker. Cross repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Bliss transforms into her regular personality. Cross is shocked. Cross kicks Bliss in the gut. Cross with a short-arm clothesline. Cross levels Bliss with a Body Avalanche. Playground Bliss is back. Bliss drops Cross with a shoulder tackle. Bliss ducks a clothesline from Cross. Bliss connects with The Modified Sister Abigail to pickup the victory.

Winner: Alexa Bliss via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Edge vs. Randy Orton 

Edge starts things off with a Running Crossbody Block. Edge is raining down haymakers. Edge drops Orton with The Big Boot for a two count. Edge with a running knee lift for a two count. Edge applies The Anti-Venom. Orton tugs on Edge’s hair. Orton rakes the eyes of Edge. Orton pulls Edge down to the mat. Orton applies a front face lock. Orton uppercuts Edge. Orton stomps on the midsection of Edge. Orton is throwing haymakers at Edge. Orton with a sharp knee strike. Orton kicks Edge in the gut. Orton uppercuts Edge. Orton uses the middle rope as a weapon. The referee admonishes Orton. Short-Arm Reversal by Edge. Edge kicks Orton in the gut. Edge drops Orton with The Edgecution for a two count. Edge goes for The Spear, but Orton counters with The PowerSlam. Orton sends Edge shoulder first into the steel ring post. Orton throws Edge into the steel ring steps. Orton has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Orton uppercuts Edge. Orton with a straight right hand. Orton stomps on the ribs of Edge. Orton is picking Edge apart. Orton kicks Edge in the gut. Edge with a desperation haymaker. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Edge puts his shoulder over Orton’s chest for a two count. Orton has Edge perched on the top turnbuckle. Orton tees off on Edge. Edge denies The SuperPlex. Forearm Exchange. Edge with heavy bodyshots. Edge HeadButts Orton. Edge sends Orton crashing into the canvas. Edge with a Flying Clothesline for a two count. Orton goes for The RKO, but Edge counters with The Edge-O-Matic for a two count. Edge sends Orton crashing into the ringside barricade. Edge rolls Orton back into the ring. Orton wisely heads back to the outside. Orton with a thumb to the eye. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the announce the table. Orton rolls Edge back into the ring. Orton catapults Edge throat first into the bottom rope. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Orton prepares for The RKO. Bliss appears on the top turnbuckle. Orton is completely caught off guard. Edge connects with The Spear to pickup the victory.

Winner: Edge via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez