WWE Raw Results (3/15/21): Bobby Lashley vs. Sheamus

WWE Raw
March 15, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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The Hurt Business, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, The Miz and John Morrison Segment 

MVP: This is an official announcement from The Hurt Business. Now, last week, the statement was made, but apparently some of you didn’t get it, so allow me to reiterate it for you. We have entered The Almighty Era. After 16 years of dedication and decimation, The CHO of The Hurt Business finally had an opportunity to take the WWE Championship.

Bobby Lashley: And I did. I have proved all the haters, all the naysayers and all the doubters wrong. I did exactly what I said I was gonna do. I wasn’t given anything. I had to fight for this WWE Championship. And I did that by destroying Drew McIntyre the Elimination Chamber. And I promise you that I will destroy Drew in the main event of WrestleMania. And after I destroy, Drew, I will destroy everybody else on Raw and reign supreme. Because right now is The All Mighty Era.

The Miz: I was so proud to share the ring with you. I mean, it was an honor, but I’d be lying to myself if I think our budding rivalry is over, I mean, I feel it’s just getting started. Think about all the greatest rivalries in history. They all had epic showdowns at WrestleMania. Bobby, I had to defend my championship, twice in one night.

John Morrison: Plus, he was suffering from severe gastrointestinal distress.

The Miz: I was suffering from cramps. Bottom line, I wasn’t 100%. Don’t you wanna face The Miz at full strength? So, it’s up to you, Bobby.

Drew McIntyre: I’ve not had the chance to formally congratulate you. It’s been a long time coming, Lashley. 16 years, I now something about that myself. I had a 17 year journey. Such similar paths. So many years traveling those roads. Being the hardest workers in the room. And yet, opportunities just kept passing us by. We travel the roads, two weeks at a time. We get to the town, one, two in the morning. Everybody’s going to bed, what are we doing? We’re in the gym, working harder than everyone else, opportunities just keep passing us by, years keep passing us, and suddenly we’re not in the WWE anymore. We had to start at the bottom, scratch and claw to fight our way back here to start at the bottom to scratch and crawl to the top. And how good it feels when you finally get your hands on that title. How good do you feel right now? Yeah, there’s only one difference. We got to the finish line. I beat 30 other men, won the Royal Rumble, went to the main event of WrestleMania and beat Brock Lesnar in five minutes.

Stop, you made a deal, screwed me over, and here you are champion. I honestly forgot you were standing there. I owe you one, Miz, I do. But I’m gonna give you a chance, I’m gonna give you two options. I’m gonna turn my back to you, finish this conversation and you can attack me, I don’t recommend that or you can turn around and run for your life. If you fight me tonight, I’m not just going to defeat you, I’m going to hurt you and I’ll make an example of you, then I’m going to Sunday at Fastlane, go to war with Sheamus, put him down, have my hand raised again, then at WrestleMania, look at me damn it. At WrestleMania, in the event, Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley, there’s nobody over those two days that can match our physicality. This is gonna be the heavyweight clash of the ages. We’re gonna beat the hell out of each other. But, in the end, I will knock you around Raymond James Stadium, end The Almighty Era, and regain my WWE Championship, you big bald bitch.

The Miz: Drew, you need to calm down, okay? Everything is fine.

– Bobby Lashley attacks McIntyre from behind. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz and Morrison gangs up on McIntyre. Sheamus attacks Lashley on the stage. Sheamus is raining down haymakers. Sheamus has to be restrained by the referee’s.

First Match: Drew McIntyre vs. The Miz w/John Morrison

Miz with rapid fire haymakers after the bell rings. Miz repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. McIntyre drives Miz back first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre slams Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. McIntyre with three haymakers. McIntyre with a blistering chop. McIntyre follows that with a Vertical Toss. Miz decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. Miz with two haymakers. Miz kicks McIntyre in the gut. Miz kicks McIntyre in the chest. McIntyre is pissed. McIntyre HeadButts Miz. McIntyre stomps on Miz’s chest. McIntyre is mauling Miz in the corner. McIntyre with a short-arm clothesline. McIntyre applies a rear chin lock on the bottom rope. Miz regroups on the outside. McIntyre sends Miz ribs first into the steel barricade. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre rolls Miz back into the ring.

Morrison runs interference. Morrison rolls his sunglasses into the ring. McIntyre breaks Morrison’s sunglasses. Miz with a blindside attack. Miz fish hooks McIntyre. Miz with clubbing shoulder blocks. McIntyre clotheslines Miz. McIntyre launches Miz to the corner. McIntyre decks Miz with a back elbow smash. McIntyre hits The Reverse Alabama Slam. McIntyre goes for The Claymore, but Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring. The referee has ejected Morrison from the ringside area. McIntyre has complete control of the match during the commercial break. McIntyre whips Miz into the turnbuckles.

McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz kicks the left knee of McIntyre. Miz drops McIntyre with The Implant DDT for a one count. McIntyre denies The Skull Crushing Finale. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre whips Miz across the ring. McIntyre with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. McIntyre with a Leaping NeckBreaker. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre dumps Miz out of the ring. McIntyre repeatedly drives Miz back first into the barricade and the ring apron. McIntyre slaps Miz in the face. McIntyre repeatedly slams Miz’s head on the steel ring steps. McIntyre rolls Miz back into the ring. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Miz. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre connects The Claymore. McIntyre makes Miz tap out to The Hurt Lock.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Submission 

Shane McMahon & Braun Strowman Segment 

Second Match: Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke 

Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax will start things off. Naomi and Dana Brooke will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Brooke applies a side headlock. Naomi whips Brooke across the ring. Brooke drops Naomi with a shoulder tackle. Brooke flexes her muscles. Naomi drops down on the canvas. Naomi slides under Brooke. Naomi decks Brooke with a back elbow smash. Brooke tags in Rose. Naomi with a RoundHouse Kick. Naomi thrust kicks the midsection of Rose. Rose with a Fallaway Slam. Rose stomps on Naomi’s back. Rose slams Naomi’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rose repeatedly stomps on Naomi’s chest. Rose tags in Brooke. Brooke with a Handspring Back Elbow Smash. Brooke tags in Rose. Following a snap mare takeover, Rose with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Rose with clubbing blows to Naomi’s chest. Rose tags in Brooke. Rose bodyslams Naomi. Brooke with a Twisting Splash for a two count.

Brooke applies a rear chin lock. Naomi ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Brooke goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Naomi lands back on her feet. Naomi creates distance with The SitOut JawBreaker. Lana and Rose are tagged in. Lana ducks a clothesline from Rose. Lana with a Tilt-A-Whirl Side Russian Leg Sweep. Lana knocks Brooke off the ring apron. Lana pulls Rose down to the mat. Rose reverses out of the irish whip from Lana. Lana kicks Rose in the face. Lana drops Rose with The Bulldog. Lana with a Running Meteora. Lana with a Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Double Flapjack. Lana responds with The Machka Kick. Rose with a straight right hand. Rose with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Asuka starts brawling with Shayna Baszler on the outside. Rose rolls Lana over for a two count. Lana ducks a clothesline from Rose. Lana goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Rose holds onto the ropes. Rose tags in Brooke. Rose kicks Lana in the gut. Rose goes for Angel Wings, but Lana counters with The X-Factor. Brooke connects with The Spinning NeckBreaker to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke via Pinfall 

Third Match: The Hurt Business (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Cedric Alexander and Xavier Woods will start things off. Alexander with a single leg takedown. Alexander applies a leg lock. Woods grabs a side headlock. Alexander transitions into a top wrist lock. Side Headlock Exchange. Woods whips Alexander across the ring. Alexander drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Woods drops down on the canvas. Woods with a double leapfrog. Alexander drops down on the canvas. Alexander leapfrogs over Woods. Standing Switch Exchange. Woods rolls Alexander over for a two count. Woods with a deep arm-drag. Woods applies an arm-bar. Woods grabs a side wrist lock. Woods with the irish whip. Woods with a running forearm smash. Woods tags in Kofi. Kofi uppercuts Alexander. Alexander with a Spinning Back Kick. Kofi with a Bodyscissors Rollup for a two count. Alexander scores the elbow knockdown. Alexander applies a side headlock. Benjamin tags himself in. Alexander sends Kofi to the corner. Alexander monkey flips Kofi into The SpineBuster from Benjamin for a two count.

Benjamin clotheslines Kofi. Benjamin knocks Woods off the ring apron. Benjamin with Two Bodyslams. Benjamin drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Alexander is choking Kofi with his knee. The referee admonishes Alexander. Benjamin throws Woods into the steel ring post. Alexander with a knife edge chop. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Double Irish Whip. Benjamin scores the elbow knockdown. Alexander with a basement dropkick. Benjamin hooks the outside leg for a two count. Benjamin applies a front face lock. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Benjamin with a forearm smash. Alexander with clubbing shoulder blocks. Alexander puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle. Forearm Exchange. Kofi with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Kofi tags in Woods. Woods with two clotheslines. Alexander reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods ducks a clothesline from Alexander. Woods with a Leg Lariat. Benjamin runs interference. Woods with The Rolling Elbow. Woods with a drop toe hold into the middle rope. Woods dropkicks the back of Alexander. Misfired Vertical Suplex’s. Woods with a back elbow smash. Alexander avoids The Suicide Dive. Benjamin whips Kofi into the ring steps.

The Hurt Business has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Alexander with clubbing blows to Woods back. Alexander talks smack to Woods. Second Forearm Exchange. Alexander drives his knee into the midsection of Woods. Alexander hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Alexander knocks Kofi off the apron. Woods SuperKicks Alexander. Benjamin and Kofi are tagged in. Kofi dives over Benjamin. Kofi blocks a boot from Benjamin. Benjamin with a Spin Kick for a two count. Benjamin with the irish whip. Kofi follows that with a Flying Hurricanrana. Kofi with a Driving Foot Stomp for a two count. Benjamin sends Kofi chest first into the canvas. Kofi drops Benjamin with The SOS for a two count. Kofi plays to the crowd. Benjamin avoids The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi kicks Benjamin in the face. Kofi with a forearm smash. Benjamin with an Avalanche Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Woods kicks Alexander off the apron. Woods hits The Tornado DDT on the floor. Kofi denies The O’Connor Roll. Kofi connects with The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi tags in Woods. Kofi wipes out Alexander with Twisting Pescado. Woods lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Woods tags in Kofi. New Day plants Benjamin with The Day Break to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The New Day via Pinfall 

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

Ryker is throwing haymakers at Priest. Priest hits The Broken Arrow. Priest connects with The Reckoning to pickup the victory. After the match, Elias attacks Priest from behind. Elias repeatedly stomps on Priest back. Bad Bunny steals the guitar from Elias. Elias is pissed. Elias goes for a Bodyslam, but Bunny lands back on his feet. Bunny with a straight right hand. Priest nails Elias with The Bell Clap. Priest plants Elias with The Reckoning. Priest and Bunny gets distracted by John Morrison. The Miz cracks Bunny with the guitar. Miz runs away from Priest.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon 

Shane is playing mind games with Strowman before the bell rings. Shane runs away from Strowman. Strowman stops Shane in his tracks. Strowman pulls Shane out of the ring. Strowman throws Shane into the ringside barricade. Strowman uppercuts Shane. Strowman nails Shane The Teep Kick. Strowman talks smack to Shane. Strowman prepares for The Strowman Express. Shane attacks Strowman with the TV Camera. Shane is putting the boots to Strowman. Shane with heavy bodyshots. Shane clears the announce table. Shane continues to attack Strowman with the tv camera. Shane connects with The Leap Of Faith through the announce table. Shane pours two buckets of slime all over Strowman. Shane calls Strowman stupid as he heads back to the backstage area.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Sixth Match: Asuka vs. Shayna Baszler w/Nia Jax

Asuka attacks Baszler before the bell rings. Asuka with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Asuka drops Jax with The CodeBreaker. Asuka with The RoundHouse Kick. Asuka with a Sliding Enzuigiri to Jax. Asuka tells Baszler to bring it. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Asuka follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Asuka knocks Jax off the ring apron. Asuka kicks Baszler in the face. Baszler side steps Asuka into the ropes. Baszler with a Rising Knee Strike. Baszler with a Mid-Kick.

Ground and Pound Exchange. Baszler denies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Asuka wipes out Jaz with two dropkicks. Baszler negates The Asuka Lock. Baszler goes for The Kirifuda Clutch, but Asuka rolls her over to pickup the victory. After the match, Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler talks smack to Asuka. Asuka blocks a boot from Baszler. Asuka with a Release German Suplex. Asuka with Kawada Kicks. Asuka delivers The RoundHouse Kick. Asuka drives Baszler face first into the bottom turnbuckle pad. Asuka removes Baszler’s mouth guard. Asuka makes Baszler bite the exposed steel. The referee is trying to calm down Asuka.

Winner: Asuka via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Matt Riddle (c) vs. Mustafa Ali w/RETRIBUTION For The WWE United States Championship 

Ali kicks Riddle in the gut. Ali punches Riddle in the back. Ali uppercuts Riddle. Riddle with a knife edge chop. Ali answers with a forearm smash. Riddle denies the irish whip. Ali kicks Riddle in the gut. Ali with two haymakers. Short-Arm Reversal by Riddle. Riddle with a GutWrench Suplex. Riddle kicks Ali out of the ring. Ali sends Riddle throat first into the announce table. Ali kicks Riddle in the chest. Riddle with a Hurricanrana over the top rope. Riddle kicks Ali in the face. Ali nails Riddle with a throat thrust. Ali with a Swinging NeckBreaker off the ring apron. Ali has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rockers Punches. Ali drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Ali uppercuts Riddle. Ali stands on the back of Riddle’s neck. Ali is choking Riddle with his boot. Ali whips Riddle into the turnbuckles. Ali drops Riddle with a Running NeckBreaker for a two count.

Ali talks smack to Riddle. Ali hammers down on the back of Riddle. Riddle with two chops. Ali rocks Riddle with a forearm smash. Riddle reverses out of the irish whip from Ali. Ali side steps Riddle into the turnbuckles. Ali blinds Riddle with the ring skirt. Ali punches Riddle in the chest. Ali hits The Roll Through NeckBreaker for a two count. Ali applies a rear chin lock. Riddle goes for The Alabama Slam, but Ali counters with a sunset flip. Riddle blasts Ali with The PK. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle with a Flying Forearm Smash. Riddle follows that with The Exploder Suplex. Riddle with The BROTon. Riddle with The Deadlift Fisherman’s Buster for a two count. Ali denies The Final Flash Knee Strike. Ali with a Spinning Wheel Kick. Riddle answers with a RoundHouse Kick. Ali reverses The O’Connor Roll from Riddle. The referee is distracted by T-Bar. Riddle applies The BROMission. Riddle connects with The BRODerek to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Matt Riddle via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Fastlane 2021 Match Card 

1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Universal Championship

2.) Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca BelAir For The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

3.) Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews For The WWE Intercontinental Championship

4.) Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus

5.) Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon

6.) Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss

Updated WrestleMania 37 Match Card 

1.) Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge For The WWE Universal Championship

2.) Bobby Lashley (c) w/MVP vs. Drew McIntyre For The WWE Championship

3.) Sasha Banks (c) vs. Bianca BelAir For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

4.) The New Day (c) vs. AJ Styles & Omos For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

Eight Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Sheamus 

Drew McIntyre is watching the match from the ringside area. Lashley drives Sheamus back first into the turnbuckles. Lashley with rapid fire haymakers. Lashley hammers down on the back of Sheamus neck. The referee had to admonish Lashley. Sheamus kicks Lashley in the gut. Sheamus tees off on Lashley. Lashley tackles Sheamus. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley is raining down elbow strikes. Lashley rams his elbow across Sheamus face. Lashley with the irish whip. Sheamus decks Lashley with a back elbow smash. Lashley leapfrogs over Sheamus. Lashley clotheslines Sheamus. Lashley uses the middle rope as a weapon. Lashley abuses the referee’s five count. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sheamus lands back on his feet. Sheamus delivers a chop block. Sheamus with clubbing knee drops. Sheamus fish hooks Lashley.

Sheamus with clubbing elbow smashes. Sheamus punches Lashley in the back. Lashley denies The Irish Curse BackBreaker. Lashley with three sharp elbow strikes. Lashley blocks a boot from Sheamus. Lashley with a discus back elbow smash. Lashley kicks Sheamus in the gut. Lashley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Lashley clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Lashley stares at McIntyre. Lashley with a sharp knee strike. Lashley is trying to play mind games with McIntyre. Lashley sends Sheamus face first into the steel ring post. Lashley rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Sheamus with a knee lift. Sheamus punches Lashley in the back. Sheamus drives his knee into Lashley’s face. Sheamus with forearm shivers across the back of Lashley. Lashley avoids The Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus clotheslines Lashley off the ring apron. Lashley catches Sheamus in mid-air. Lashley with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex on the floor. Lashley gets up in McIntyre’s grill.

Lashley has complete control of this match during the commercial break. Lashley applies a modified chin lock. Lashley with a Seated Senton. Lashley dumps Sheamus out of the ring. Lashley repeatedly drives Sheamus back first into the ringside barricade. Lashley with clubbing elbow smashes. Lashley continues to ignore the referee. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Sheamus sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Sheamus with an Arm-Breaker on the floor. Sheamus rolls Lashley back into the ring. Sheamus with a Flying Clothesline for a one count. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Lashley with forearm shivers. Lashley kicks Sheamus in the gut. Lashley whips Sheamus across the ring. Sheamus launches Lashley over the top rope. Sheamus slams Lashley’s head on the top rope. Sheamus delivers a gut punch. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran.

Sheamus with Two Irish Curse BackBreakers for a two count. Sheamus grapevines the legs of Lashley. Lashley uses his feet to create separation. Lashley Powerslams Sheamus. Lashley clotheslines Sheamus. Lashley whips Sheamus across the ring. Sheamus kicks Lashley in the chest. Lashley avoids The Brogue Kick. Sheamus denies The Hurt Lock. Lashley hits The Flatliner for a two count. Lashley puts Sheamus on the top turnbuckle. Lashley with The SuperPlex. Lashley goes for The Spear, but Sheamus counters with The Pump Knee Strike. Sheamus connects with White Noise for a two count. Sheamus goes for The Brogue Kick, but Lashley counters with The Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley applies The Hurt Lock. McIntyre walks into the ring. Lashley tells McIntyre to bring it. McIntyre plants Lashley with The Claymore.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez