WWE Raw Results (3/1/21): The Miz vs. Bobby Lashley

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

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Drew McIntyre, The Miz, John Morrison, MVP, and Sheamus Segment

Drew McIntyre: Man, it’s been a real bitch of a month for ole Drew McIntyre, but where do I begin? Let’s start with Sheamus, my former best friend, since our match is next. 20 years of friendship, severed, stabbed me in the back and still I don’t quite understand why. Nonetheless, I suggest you stick around because we’re gonna beat the hell out of each other and it’s gonna be an absolute ago. Now two weeks ago, Elimination Chamber, I went in WWE Champion, odds stacked against me, outlasted five former world champions. I was successful in that match, I was beat up and bruised, but I defend my championship and what happened next I did not see coming. Boom, Bobby Lashley attacked. Quite frankly, he kicked my ass, again, again, and again. And then our resident cockroach, The Miz, successfully cashed in his money in the bank contract.

That’s right, everybody, The Freaking Miz is the WWE Champion. 40 days and 40 nights, it almost seems appropriate. It’s all good, I have a clear vision in my head of what is going to happened. I know my mission, and it’s simple as far as I’m concerned. Regain my WWE Championship. Main event WrestleMania. Now, I didn’t win the championship in the Performance Center, lead the charge into the Thunderdome, defend that title week in and week out in every situation you could possibly imagine, make it the number one championship in wrestling, once again to get screwed at the finish line, oh, no, not a chance. Lashley, Miz, whoever is successful tonight, you have the biggest target on your back, you could trust me on that one. Now, as for my buddy, Sheamus, let’s get into it, what else is there to say? We’re gonna beat the hell out of each other?

The Miz: Oh, Mike Rome, I believe you are forgetting something, I would like to be properly introduced or should I stay, I would like to be officially introduced. Now, that is more like it. Drew, I couldn’t help overhearing everything that you say, and might I tell you, I admire how you have handled everything with such dignity and class.

John Morrison: Just like a true former champion should.

The Miz: Correct, you should hold your head up high, because everything that happened to you, was out of your control. Once, I, the greatest superstar of my generation, acquired the money in the bank contract, it was only a matter of time before I successfully cash it in and become WWE Champion, once again.

Drew McIntyre: You know what? I guess I haven’t officially congratulated you. Why don’t you step in the ring Miz and give me a big hug?

The Miz: No, thank you. I know that I’m not you’re favorite person, but let’s think about that for a second. Why would you be upset with me?

John Morrison: Come on, Drew, would you be upset at an eagle for flying in the sky or a dolphin for swimming in the ocean?

The Miz: Of course not, then would anyone be upset with the money in the bank contract holder cashing in successfully the money in the bank contract at the opportune time? It is exactly what they are supposed to do. If you want to blame someone, Drew, you need to point your animosity to the one and only person that is at fault, and that person is Bobby Lashley.

Drew McIntyre: Come on, man. I know you’re a master manipulator, but it ain’t gonna work on me. It may have worked on Lashley, I’m not going to do your dirty work tonight. You’re gonna have to deal with Lashley all by yourself. And then, if you’re successful, somehow, then you’re my problem.

The Miz: How dare you? Do you even realize that I didn’t ask or even want help from Bobby Lashley? And in certain lights, I’m the victim of this whole situation. Drew, I’m a husband, I’m a father to two beautiful little baby girls, and Bobby Lashley threatened my very well being. I had to make that deal. I had no choice. And because of that, Bobby Lashley now has a title match, and let’s think about that for a second, think about it. Why would someone like Bobby Lashley get the first opportunity at a WWE Championship and not someone who is more deserving like Drew McIntyre?

John Morrison: Because of Bobby Lashley.

The Miz: Correct. So let me just suggest something to you, let’s work together. We could be The Miz, Morrison, and McIntyre.

John Morrison: The 3M Migos.

The Miz: Correct. These are things that we could do, the endless possibilities, we could do wonders for your career.

MVP: Is this the beginning of a new beautiful business relationship or a pathetically desperate ramblings of two men? Drew, please tell me you’re not taking any of this seriously?

Drew McIntyre: I think you know me well enough by now. Just like when I rejected your services last year, I do not want or need anyone’s help to regain my championship.

MVP: Well, you say that today. Either way, nothing is gonna change the fact that, Miz, tonight, Bobby Lashley is gonna step in that ring with you and become the WWE Champion. You can’t change that. Oh, I’m almost forgot, the reason that I actually came out here was because your match with Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship will begin promptly at 9pm ET, so that means that, in less than an hour, Miz, Bobby Lashley is gonna absolutely destroy you.

The Miz: Drew, did you see that? Bobby Lashley is a menace. We need to work together to put an end to this. All of us. Think about it, Drew. You, Me, WrestleMania, let’s go.

Sheamus: Miz, you’re wasting your breath fella because that guy there, Drew McIntyre doesn’t give a damn about anybody but himself. But that’s okay, because after I’m through with him tonight, he won’t be in any shape to help anyone? Right, fella?

Drew McIntyre: All right, fella, the time for talking is over, this is enough, it’s time to fight.

First Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus

A pier six brawl ensues after the bell rings. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the gut. Sheamus with clubbing bodyshots. Sheamus is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. The referee is trying to calm down Sheamus. McIntyre throws Sheamus into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with a chop/forearm combination. McIntyre whips Sheamus across the ring. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown for a one count. Sheamus with a toe kick. Sheamus punches McIntyre in the back. Sheamus with a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. McIntyre with heavy bodyshots. McIntyre kicks Sheamus in the gut. McIntyre with a Snap Vertical Suplex. McIntyre with a straight right hand. McIntyre stomps on Sheamus face. McIntyre with another haymaker. McIntyre whips Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with a single leg takedown. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on the midsection of McIntyre. Sheamus drives his knee into McIntyre’s jaw.

Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Sheamus with clubbing elbow smashes for a two count. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the chest. Sheamus applies a side headlock. McIntyre backs Sheamus into the ropes. McIntyre rocks Sheamus with a forearm smash. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran from McIntyre. Sheamus throws McIntyre out of the ring. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the gut. Haymaker Exchange. Sheamus with forearm shivers across the back of McIntyre. McIntyre answers with three sharp elbow strikes. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the face. Sheamus delivers The Brogue Kick. Sheamus is raining down elbow smashes. Sheamus puts his knee on McIntyre’s jaw. Sheamus applies another arm-bar. McIntyre is displaying his fighting spirt. McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. Sheamus drops McIntyre with The Irish Curse BackBreaker for a two count. Sheamus stomps on McIntyre’s back. Sheamus fish hooks McIntyre. The referee admonishes Sheamus. Sheamus toys around with McIntyre.

Sheamus rams his forearm across the back of McIntyre’s neck. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the ribs. Sheamus with a vicious knee drop. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Palm Strike Exchange. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the gut. Sheamus with the irish whip. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre whips Sheamus across the ring. McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Sheamus decks McIntyre with two back elbow smashes. McIntyre clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus pulls McIntyre off the ring apron. McIntyre shoves Sheamus into the steel ring post. McIntyre with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex into the announce table. McIntyre follows that with a Vertical Suplex on the announce table. McIntyre rolls Sheamus back into the ring. McIntyre with The Flying Clothesline for a two count. Sheamus denies The Future Shock DDT. Sheamus clotheslines McIntyre. Sheamus ascends to the top turnbuckle. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre with a Leaping HeadButt. McIntyre with an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count.

Chop/Forearm Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Sheamus. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but McIntyre rolls him over for a two count. McIntyre hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Sheamus drives McIntyre back first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre decks Sheamus with a back elbow smash. Sheamus drops McIntyre with The Pump Knee Strike. Sheamus connects with White Noise for a two count. Sheamus goes for The Texas Cloverleaf, but McIntyre counters with an inside cradle for a two count. McIntyre kicks Sheamus in the gut. McIntyre with The Future Shock DDT for a two count. Sheamus avoids The Claymore. Sheamus uses the top rope as a weapon. Sheamus with clubbing blows to McIntyre. McIntyre HeadButts Sheamus. McIntyre with an Avalanche White Noise for a two count. McIntyre goes for The Future Shock DDT, but Sheamus blocks it. Sheamus kicks McIntyre in the ribs. Sheamus with The Alabama Slam for a two count. Sheamus goes for The Brogue Kick, but McIntyre counters with The Claymore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Second Match: Nia Jax w/Shayna Baszler vs. Naomi w/Lana 

Naomi with forearm shivers. Jax shoves Naomi. Jax with a Body Block. Jax talks smack to Naomi. Jax with a Hair Biel Throw. Jax tugs on Naomi’s hair. Naomi slaps Jax in the face. Jax shoves Naomi into the turnbuckles. Naomi with The RoundHouse Kick. Naomi side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Naomi with a SitOut JawBreaker. Naomi delivers her combination offense. Jax answers with two back elbow smashes. Jax applies The Bear Hug. Jax denies the sunset flip. Jax HeadButts Naomi. Jax connects with The Samoan Drop. Jax taunts Lana. Jax plants Naomi with The Choke Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Braun Stowman, Shane McMahon, and Adam Pearce Segment

Third Match: The Hurt Business (c) vs. Braun Strowman & Adam Pearce w/Shane McMahon For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Strowman starts things off with a double shoulder tackle. Strowman clotheslines Benjamin over the top rope. Strowman HeadButts Alexander. Strowman launches Alexander over the top rope. Strowman delivers The Strowman Express. Strowman rolls Alexander back into the ring. Strowman whips Alexander into the turnbuckles. Strowman with a short-arm clothesline. Strowman stomps on Alexander’s back. Strowman is choking Alexander with his boot. Strowman is picking Alexander apart.

Strowman with Two Big Biel Throws. Alexander sends Strowman shoulder first into the steel ring post. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Alexander dropkicks the left knee of Strowman. Benjamin with a Step Up Knee Strike. Hurt Business tried to double team Strowman. Benjamin punches Strowman in the back. Strowman hits The Running Powerslam. Shane tells Strowman to tag out to Pearce. Strowman obliges. Benjamin connects with an inside cradle to pickup the victory.

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

Fourth Match: Damian Priest w/Bad Bunny vs. Elias w/ Jaxson Ryker

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Priest backs Elias into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Wrist Lock Exchange. Elias reaches the top rope which forces the break. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Priest applies an arm-bar. Priest grabs a rear chin lock for added pressure. Priest transitions into a side wrist lock. Elias drives his knee into the midsection of Priest. Elias with a forearm smash. Elias whips Priest across the ring. Priest kicks Elias in the chest. Priest ducks a clothesline from Elias. Priest with a spinning elbow strike. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Priest clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Elias talks smack to Bad Bunny. Elias regains control of the match during the commercial break. Elias applies a side headlock. Priest whips Elias across the ring. Elias drops Priest with a shoulder tackle.

Priest drops down on the canvas. Priest leapfrogs over Elias. Priest with a deep arm-drag. Priest applies an arm-bar. Elias with a knife edge chop. Elias kicks Priest in the chest. Priest kicks the left hamstring of Elias. Priest HeadButts Elias. Elias with a forearm smash. Priest answers with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Elias with a blistering chop. Elias kicks Priest in the gut. Elias whips Priest across the ring. Priest avoids The Jumping Knee Strike. Priest with a deep arm-drag. Priest applies another arm-bar. Priest backs Elias into the ropes. Elias turns Priest over. Elias drives Priest throat first into the top rope. Elias with heavy bodyshots. Elias with forearm shivers. The referee admonishes Elias. Elias with The Running Boot. Elias repeatedly slams Priest head on the ring apron. Elias with a Running Knee Strike. Elias with a running clothesline for a two count. Elias follows that with The Face Wash. Elias drops Priest with a forearm smash. Ryker delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Elias hooks the outside leg for a one count.

Elias talks smack to Priest. Elias tugs on Priest hair. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Elias rakes the eyes of Priest. Elias goes back to the rear chin lock. Priest launches Elias to the corner. Priest scores a right jab. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest clotheslines Elias. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest hits The Broken Arrow for a two count. Priest is distracted by Ryker. O’Connor Roll Exchange. Priest with The Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Elias connects with The Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Priest negates Drift Away. Priest applies a waist lock. Elias drives Priest chest first into the turnbuckles. Elias with forearm shivers across the back of Priest. Priest fights out of the electric chair position. Priest nails Elias with The Bell Clap. Priest with The RoundHouse Kick. Priest connects with Hit The Lights to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Randy Orton & Alexa Bliss Segment 

Fifth Match: The Miz (c) w/ John Morrison vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship 

Miz is still trying to find ways out of this match. Miz says that this particular match should take place at WrestleMania. MVP tells Mike Rome to make the announcement. We’ll have a match after all. Miz got himself intentionally counted out by running away with the WWE Title. Lashley is absolutely livid.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Count-Out, But Still WWE Champion, The Miz 

Sixth Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler w/Nia Jax

Baszler with forearm shivers. Baszler repeatedly stomps on Charlotte’s chest. Baszler kicks the left hamstring of Charlotte. Baszler punches Charlotte in the back. Baszler with a hamstring kick. Baszler with a GutWrench Slam for a two count. Baszler applies a double wrist lock. Charlotte with heavy bodyshots. Charlotte drops Baszler with The Flapjack. Forearm/Hamstring Kick Exchange. Baszler goes for another GutWrench Slam, but Charlotte counters with a Back Body Drop. Charlotte with a chop/forearm combination.

Charlotte with The Exploder Suplex. Charlotte pops back on her feet. Charlotte unloads three knife edge chops. Charlotte hyperextends the left knee of Baszler. Charlotte delivers the chop block. Charlotte drops her weight on the left knee of Baszler. Charlotte knocks Jax off the ring apron. Charlotte denies the school girl rollup. Baszler kicks Charlotte out of the ring. Charlotte throws Jax into the steel ring steps. Baszler with a knee lift. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Charlotte kicks the left knee of Baszler. Charlotte connects with The Natural Selection to pickup the victory.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Matt Riddle & The Lucha House Party vs. RETRIBUTION In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

Matt Riddle and T-Bar will start things off. T-Bar with The Chokeslam BackBreaker for a two count. T-Bar tags in Slapjack. Slapjack drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Slapjack with clubbing shoulder blocks. Riddle kicks Slapjack in the face. Slapjack uppercuts Riddle. Slapjack with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Slapjack with a knee drop. Slapjack brings Riddle to the corner. Slapjack tags in Mace. Mace with a forearm shot across the back of Riddle. Mace punches Riddle in the back. Mace whips Riddle across the ring. Mace with The Side Walk Slam for a two count. Mace tags in T-Bar.

T-Bar with a Pendulum BackBreaker. T-Bar applies The BackBreaker Stretch. Ali is barking orders from the outside. T-Bar goes for another Chokeslam BackBreaker, but Riddle counters with a Jumping Knee Strike. Riddle sends Mace tumbling to the floor. RIddle tags in Dorado. Riddle with The Slingshot Pescado. Dorado with a Flying Crossbody Block. Dorado dropkicks Slapjack. Dorado with a running forearm smash to Slapjack. Dorado showcases his agility. Dorado SuperKicks Slapjack. Dorado tags in Metalik. LHP connects with The Assisted Splash to pickup the victory. After the match, Ali yells at RETRIBUTION. Ali challenges Riddle to a match.

Winner: Matt Riddle & The Lucha House Party via Pinfall 

Eight Match: Matt Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali w/RETRIBUTION

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ali applies a side headlock. Riddle transitions into a triangle choke. Riddle with The GutWrench Suplex. Riddle drops Ali with a forearm smash. Ali kicks Riddle in the face. Ali dropkicks the left elbow of Riddle. Ali works on the left shoulder of Riddle Ali with the irish whip. Ali with a Running NeckBreaker for a two count. Ali drives his knee into the left shoulder of Riddle. Ali applies an arm-bar. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Ali hammers down on the left shoulder of Riddle. Ali send Riddle chest first into the turnbuckles. Ali goes for a Running NeckBreaker, but Riddle counters with The Rear Naked Choke.

Ali rolls Riddle over for a wo count. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle teep kicks Ali. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Ali. Riddle drops Ali with The Pele Kick. Riddle pops back on his feet. Riddle with Two Flying Forearm Smashes. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex. Ali avoids The PK. Riddle goes for The Standing MoonSault, but Ali ducks out of the way. Riddle with The BROTon. Riddle with The PK for a two count. Riddle delivers The Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle prepares for The Floating BRO. The referee distracted by RETRIBUTION. Ali punches Riddle in the back. Ali connects with The Avalanche Lung Blower to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall

Ninth Match: The Miz (c) w/ John Morrison vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP In A Lumberjack For The WWE Championship 

Miz tried to get himself disqualified after the bell rings. Miz sticks and moves. Miz hides behind the steel ring post. Miz with a southpaw haymaker. Lashley is pissed. Miz exits the ring. Drew Gulak rolls Miz back into the ring. Lashley clotheslines Miz. Lashley throws Miz into the turnbuckles. Lashley kicks Miz in the gut. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley with a Big Biel Throw. Miz tumbles to the floor. The Hurt Business tosses Miz back inside the ring. Lashley shoves Miz. Lashley drops Miz with The Flatliner. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz with heavy bodyshots. Lashley throws Miz into the lumberjacks. Lashley slams Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley whips Miz across the ring. Lashley connects with The SpineBuster. Lashley makes Miz tap out to The Hurt Lock. After the match, Lashley makes Miz pass out to The Hurt Lock.

Winner: New WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez