WWE Raw Results (3/22/21): Randy Orton Summons “The Fiend”

WWE Raw
March 22, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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First Match: Bobby Lashley w/The Hurt Business vs. Sheamus 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley with a waist lock go-behind. Lashley applies a front face lock. Sheamus backs Lashley into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Sheamus hammers down on the back of Lashley’s neck. Sheamus applies a front face lock. Strong lockup. Lashley brings Sheamus to the corner. Lashley pie faces Sheamus. Sheamus with a straight right hand. Lashley kicks Sheamus in the gut. Lashley is throwing haymakers at Sheamus. Sheamus kicks Lashley in the face. Lashley leapfrogs over Sheamus. Sheamus clotheslines Lashley. Sheamus with a running knee strike. Sheamus repeatedly stomps on Lashley’s chest. Sheamus is choking Lashley with his knee. Sheamus with a forearm shot across the back of Lashley. Lashley clings onto the top rope. Lashley punches Sheamus in the back. Lashley with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Lashley applies the cravate. Sheamus with elbows into the midsection of Lashley. Sheamus fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Lashley with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a one count.

Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Sheamus gets back to a vertical base. Lashley drives his knee into the midsection of Sheamus. Lashley with three haymakers. Lashley backs Sheamus into the ropes. Sheamus reverses out of the irish whip from Lashley. Lashley dumps Sheamus over the top rope. Sheamus slams Lashley’s head on the top rope. Lashley with three sharp elbow strikes. Lashley clotheslines Sheamus off the ring apron. The referee is distracted by Cedric Alexander. Shelton Benjamin clotheslines Sheamus. Lashley doesn’t seem to be happy. Lashley has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lashley applies the cobra clutch. Lashley with a forearm shot to the back of Sheamus. Sheamus kicks Lashley in the chest. Lashley Powerslams Sheamus for a two count. Lashley tells Alexander to calm down. Sheamus rolls Lashley over for a two count. Sheamus sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post.

Sheamus with two polish hammers. Lashley answers with three back elbow smashes. Sheamus sends Lashley to the ring apron. Sheamus clubbing blows to Lashley’s back. Ten Beats Of The Bodhran. Sheamus knocks Lashley off the apron. Sheamus with a Flying Clothesline to the outside. Sheamus rolls Lashley back into the ring. Sheamus delivers another Flying Clothesline for a two count. Lashley denies The White Noise. Lashley with forearm shivers. Lashley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sheamus lands back on his feet. Sheamus drops Lashley with The Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Lashley avoids The Brogue Kick. Sheamus decks Lashley with a back elbow smash. Lashley avoids The Brogue Kick. Sheamus gets distracted by Alexander. Lashley connects with The Almighty SpineBuster. Lashley makes Sheamus tap out to The Hurt Lock. After the match, The Hurt Business gangs up on Sheamus. Drew McIntyre storms into the ring to make the save. McIntyre lays out Alexander and Benjamin. McIntyre has a standoff with Lashley. McIntyre tells Lashley to bring it. MVP tells Lashley to save it for WrestleMania.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Submission 

Second Match: Asuka vs. Peyton Royce 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Royce applies a side headlock. Side Headlock Takeover/Headscissors Escape Exchange. Royce sends Asuka to the corner. Asuka dives over Royce. Asuka starts dancing. Asuka whips Royce across the ring. Asuka drops Royce with a shoulder tackle. Royce reverses out of the irish whip from Asuka. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Royce. Asuka reverses out of the irish whip from Royce. Royce goes for a sunset flip, but Asuka lands back on her feet. Royce avoids The Shining Wizard. Royce grabs the left leg of Asuka. Asuka grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Royce ducks a clothesline from Asuka. Royce with a deep arm-drag. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Royce transitions into a bridging half crab. Asuka repeatedly stomps on Royce’s chest. Royce with a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle pad.

Royce with clubbing blows to Asuka’s back. Royce follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Royce talks smack to Asuka. Royce punches Asuka in the back. Asuka sends Royce face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Royce kicks Asuka in the face. Royce showcases her speed and agility. Asuka launches Royce over the top rope. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Royce dodges The Running Hip Attack. Royce with a Heel Kick. Royce pulls Asuka off the ring apron. Royce has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Asuka with a Pop Up Knee Strike. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka applies a waist lock. Royce kicks Asuka in the back. Asuka with a Snap German Suplex. Asuka hits The Shining Wizard for a two count. Royce avoids The Missile Dropkick. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Royce. Standing Switch Exchange. Asuka goes for The Spinning Back Fist, but Royce counters with The Gory Bomb for a two count. Royce is displaying her frustration. Royce negates The Asuka Lock. Asuka dodges The Spinning Leg Lariat. Asuka connects with The CodeBreaker for a two count. Asuka puts Royce on the top turnbuckle. Asuka goes for The SuperPlex, but Royce blocks it. Royce with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Royce argues with the referee. Asuka with a Spinning Back Kick. Asuka applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Asuka makes Royce tap out to The Asuka Lock.

Winner: Asuka via Submission 

Miz TV: WrestleMania Edition

Third Match: The Miz w/John Morrison vs. Jeff Hardy 

Hardy says that Miz can’t beat him by himself. Morrison heads to the backstage area. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Miz drives his knee into the midsection of Hardy. Miz with two haymakers. Miz kicks Hardy in the back. Hardy decks Miz with a back elbow smash. Hardy slams Miz’s head on all four turnbuckle pads. Hardy with a JawBreaker. Miz drops Hardy with The Big Boot. Miz repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. The referee admonishes Miz. Miz with Two Running Boots for a two count. Hardy with two haymakers. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Miz with a running knee lift. Miz talks smack to Hardy. Miz repeatedly drives his knee into Hardy’s back.

Miz applies a rear chin lock. Hardy with elbows into the midsection of Miz. Miz blocks a boot from Hardy. Hardy with a Spinning Mule Kick. Hardy tees off on Miz. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy with a Running Haymaker. Inverted Atomic Drop/Split Legged Leg Drop/Basement Dropkick/Splash Combination for a two count. Hardy stomps on Miz’s chest. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Hardy. Hardy kicks Miz in the face. Hardy with The Flying Splash for a two count. Hardy kicks Miz in the gut. Miz negates The Twist Of Fate. Miz sends Hardy shoulder first into the steel ring post. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale to pickup the victory. After the match, Bad Bunny smashes a guitar over Miz’s back. Bad Bunny accepts Miz’s challenge to a match for WrestleMania.

Winner: The Miz via Pinfall

Fourth Match: AJ Styles w/Omos vs. Kofi Kingston w/Xavier Woods

Kofi blocks a boot from Styles. Kofi with two side headlock takeovers. Styles whips Kofi across the ring. Kofi drops Styles with a shoulder for a one count. Kofi with another side headlock takeover. Styles backs Kofi into the turnbuckles. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Styles. Kofi applies a side headlock. Styles reverses the hold. Kofi whips Styles across the ring. Styles with a shoulder tackle. Kofi drops down on the canvas. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi with a spinning elbow strike for a two count. Kofi grabs a side headlock. Kofi backs Styles into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Kofi with two haymakers. Styles drives his knee into the midsection of Kofi. Styles hammers down on the back of Kofi’s neck. Styles dumps Kofi out of the ring. Kofi avoids The Slingshot Forearm Smash. Kofi uppercuts Styles. Kofi with a monkey flip for a one count.

Kofi with a knife edge chop. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Kofi delivers The Missile Dropkick. Kofi with a Bodyscissors Rollup for a two count. Kofi dropkicks Styles to the floor. Styles pulls Kofi out of the ring. Kofi with a forearm smash. Short-Arm Reversal by Styles. Styles nails Kofi with a throat thrust. Styles throws Kofi into the steel ring steps. That leads us to a huge standoff with Omos and Woods. Styles has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Kofi is displaying his fighting spirit. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Kofi. Styles scores the elbow knockdown. Styles applies a rear chin lock. Kofi with heavy bodyshots. Kofi HeadButts Styles. Kofi ducks a clothesline from Styles. Kofi with a Flying Forearm Smash. Kofi with two double hand chops.

Kofi dropkicks Styles. Kofi with a Leaping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Styles counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Kofi with a Pendulum Kick. Styles has Kofi perched on the top turnbuckle. Kofi denies The SuperPlex. Kofi sends Styles chest first into the canvas. Kofi with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Kofi goes for The SOS, but Styles counters with The Calf Crusher. Kofi grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Kofi rolls Styles over for a two count. Styles dropkicks the left knee of Kofi. Styles prepares for The Phenomenal Forearm. Styles gets distracted by Woods playing the trombone. Woods backs away from Omos. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Kofi counters with The SOS to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. The Hurt Business In A Two On One Handicap Match. If Drew McIntyre Wins, The Hurt Business Will Be Banned From Ringside At WrestleMania

Drew McIntyre and Shelton Benjamin will start things off. McIntyre kicks Benjamin in the gut. McIntyre with a toe kick/haymaker combination. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre whips Benjamin across the ring. McIntyre scores the elbow knockdown. McIntyre with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. McIntyre talks smack to Benjamin. McIntyre throws Alexander into the ring. McIntyre with a blistering chop. McIntyre sends Alexander to the corner. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Benjamin applies a waist lock. Benjamin with two waist lock takedowns. Benjamin punches McIntyre in the back. McIntyre clotheslines Benjamin. McIntyre stomps on the right hand of Benjamin. McIntyre slams Benjamin’s head on two turnbuckle pads. McIntyre with the irish whip. Benjamin decks McIntyre with a back elbow smash. Benjamin is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Benjamin sends McIntyre to the corner. McIntyre clotheslines Benjamin. McIntyre prepares for The Claymore. Alexander pulls Benjamin out of the ring.

McIntyre with a straight right hand. McIntyre sends Benjamin face first into the steel ring post. McIntyre dumps Benjamin chest first on the ringside barricade. McIntyre rolls Benjamin back into the ring. McIntyre with another haymaker. Benjamin drives his knee into the midsection of McIntyre. Benjamin applies a side headlock. Alexander made the blind tag. McIntyre whips Benjamin across the ring. Benjamin holds onto the ropes. McIntyre decks Alexander with a back elbow smash. McIntyre rocks Benjamin with a forearm smash. Alexander with a chop block. Benjamin with a Jumping Knee Strike. Alexander lands The Suicide Dive. Alexander tags in Benjamin. The Hurt Business throws McIntyre into the barricade. Hurt Business has complete control of the match during the commercial break. McIntyre and Alexander are trading back and forth shots. Benjamin tags himself in. Alexander dropkicks the left knee of McIntyre. Benjamin with a Rising Knee Strike for a two count.

Benjamin tags in Alexander. Assisted Knee Lift. Benjamin SuperKicks McIntyre. Alexander hooks the outside leg for a two count. Alexander hammers down on the back of McIntyre. Alexander fish hooks McIntyre. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Benjamin kicks McIntyre in the gut. Benjamin with two knee lifts. Benjamin with clubbing blows to McIntyre’s back. Benjamin transitions into a ground and pound attack. Benjamin applies a rear chin lock. McIntyre backs Benjamin into the turnbuckles. Slugfest in the corner. Forearm Exchange. McIntyre kicks Benjamin in the gut. Benjamin with a Spinning Heel Kick. McIntyre HeadButts Benjamin. Benjamin tags in Alexander. McIntyre with two clotheslines. McIntyre whips Alexander across the ring. McIntyre with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s McIntyre kicks Benjamin in the gut. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre connects with The Claymore. Alexander with a Spinning Back Kick. McIntyre ducks a clothesline from Alexander. McIntyre plants Alexander with The Claymore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax w/Reginald Thomas vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke 

Naomi and Lana joins the commentary team for this match. Shayna Baszler and Mandy Rose will start things off. Rose attacks Baszler before the bell rings. Rose with clubbing blows to Baszler’s back. Rose drives Baszler back first into the turnbuckles. Rose with clubbing shoulder blocks. Brooke tags herself in. Rose bodyslams Baszler. Brooke with a Twisting Splash for a two count. Baszler shoves Brooke. Baszler ducks a clothesline from Brooke. Baszler with a Wrap Around BackBreaker. Jax is too fixated on Reggie. Brooke rolls Baszler over for a two count. Brooke bumps into Jax. Baszler applies The Kirifuda Clutch. Rose dropkicks Baszler. Jax tags herself in.

Jax with a Body Block. Brooke with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brooke with a HandSpring Back Elbow Smash. Jax clotheslines Brooke. Reggie backs away from Rose. The referee tells Reggie to get out of the ring. Jax goes for a Bodyslam, but Brooke lands back on her feet. Brooke with a chop block. Brooke tags in Rose. Rose with a Running Bulldog. Rose knocks Baszler off the ring apron. Rose with a Pump Knee Strike. Rose repeatedly stomps on Jax’s chest. Rose tags in Brooke. Baszler pulls Rose off the apron. Brooke rocks Baszler with a forearm smash. Brooke gets distracted by Reggie. Jax knocks Brooke off the top turnbuckle Baszler with a running forearm smash. Jax connects with The Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Braun Strowman vs. Elias w/Shane McMahon & Jaxson Ryker 

Strowman backs Elias into the turnbuckles. Strowman with clubbing blows to Elias chest. Strowman delivers a gut punch. Strowman slings Elias across the ring. Strowman slams Elias head on the two turnbuckle pads. Strowman punches Elias in the chest. Strowman HeadButts Elias. Strowman is choking Elias with his boot. Strowman whips Elias into the turnbuckles. Strowman kicks Elias in the ribs. Strowman puts his knee on the back of Elias neck. Strowman dumps Elias out of the ring. Strowman kicks Elias in the chest. Strowman stares at Shane McMahon.

Strowman rolls Elias back into the ring. Elias with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias with rapid fire haymakers. Elias repeatedly stomps on Strowman’s chest. Strowman with The ShotGun Dropkick. Strowman knocks Ryker off the ring apron. Strowman delivers The Strowman Express. Strowman rolls Elias back into the ring. Strowman blocks a boot from Elias. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman connects with The Running Powerslam to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane clocks Strowman with the crutch. Shane runs away from Strowman. Strowman challenges Shane to a match at WrestleMania. Shane accepts Strowman’s challenge.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

Updated WrestleMania 37 Match Card 

Night 1

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

– Bad Bunny w/Damian Priest vs. The Miz w/John Morrison

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

Night 2 

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

– Asuka (c) vs. Rhea Ripley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Randy Orton vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt w/Alexa Bliss

Matches Still Announced

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

–  Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon

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Author: Josh Lopez