WWE Raw Results (3/29/21): Who Will Collect On Drew McIntyre’s Bounty?

WWE Raw
March 29, 2021
Tropicana Field
St. Petersburg, Florida

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

The Hurt Business Segment 

MVP: Attention WWE Universe, this is an official announcement from The Hurt Business. We are less than two weeks away from WrestleMania. A spectacular two night event where “The Almighty”  WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, will walk in and out as the champion. Now, he’s currently set to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania, but before we go any further, allow us to make crystal clear our business proposition.

Bobby Lashley: If anyone takes out Drew McIntyre before WrestleMania, you will be rewarded a title match at WrestleMania against The Almighty.

MVP: Now please, don’t mistake The Almighty Champion’s generous offer, don’t mistake it for weakness. To the contrary, we just felt that, Drew McIntyre, he’s already had his opportunity. And at this point, we just wanna give someone else an opportunity to step up. We want to give someone else the chance to become a star, to face The Almighty WWE Champion at WrestleMania, the opportunity of a lifetime. Now, who wants to step up and accept that generous offer, anybody?

Bobby Lashley: You guys had a perfect opportunity, Two on One Handicap Match against Drew McIntyre, and you couldn’t get the job done. And as a result of that, you guys are bared from ringside for my match WrestleMania. And don’t get me started on the Raw Tag Team Titles. This has become an embarrassment, you guys are tarnishing my image and that’s why we had to step out of the family for the situation that we’re in. And now I cannot count on you two for anything right now, I worked too long and too hard for this WWE Championship and I refuse to associate myself with incompetence.

MVP: Listen, let’s just be real. The Almighty’s right, you two had a two on one handicap, an opportunity to take out Drew McIntyre and you failed miserably. So here’s an opportunity to speak up for yourselves.

Cedric Alexander: Whoa, what is all this? We could have done this privately, but instead you bring this out here for everybody to see?

Shelton Benjamin: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Is that what you al brought us out here for, to embarrass us on national television? Incompetence? You wouldn’t even be WWE Champion if it wasn’t for us. We were the one toeing the line for you, we were the one that had your back. Get out of my way, don’t talk me like I’m some child.

Benjamin shoves MVP. Lashley punches Alexander. Benjamin with a waist lock takedown. Lashley removes his suit. Lashley with three haymakers. Benjamin rakes the eyes of Lashley. Benjamin tees off on Lashley. Lashley with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Lashley connects with The Flatliner. Alexander hops off the ring apron. Lashley kicks Benjamin out of the ring.

MVP: You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.

Bobby Lashley: As far as Cedric and Shelton, The Hurt Business is over. And everyone else, that opportunity still stands, anyone who takes on Drew McIntyre, takes him out, will be rewarded a WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania.

First Match: Matt Riddle vs. Sheamus 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Riddle backs Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Chain grappling exchange. Sheamus with a drop toe hold. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Riddle transitions into The Triangle Choke. Sheamus punches Riddle in the back. Sheamus uppercuts Riddle. Sheamus with a gut punch. Sheamus stomps on Riddle’s chest. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover. Riddle whips Sheamus across the ring. Sheamus drops Riddle with a shoulder tackle. Sheamus stomps on Riddle’s chest. Riddle applies The Sleeper Hold. Sheamus backs Riddle into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with a flurry of back elbow smashes. Sheamus with a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus stomps on the midsection of Riddle. Sheamus and Riddle are trading back and forth shots. Forearm Exchange. Sheamus whips Riddle across the ring. Riddle kicks Sheamus in the chest. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike. Riddle dropkicks Sheamus to the floor. Riddle blasts Sheamus with The PK. Riddle with The SpringBoard Floating BRO.

Sheamus regains control of the match during the commercial break. Sheamus applies The Dublin Smile. Haymaker Exchange. Riddle with a chop/forearm combination. Sheamus hits The Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Sheamus punches Riddle in the chest. Sheamus with clubbing blows to Riddle’s back. Sheamus talks smack to Riddle. Sheamus puts Riddle on the top turnbuckle. Sheamus denies The Sunset Bomb. Sheamus kicks Riddle in the chest. Riddle with a knife edge chop. Sheamus shoves Riddle off the middle turnbuckle. Riddle with an Avalanche Spanish Fly. Riddle delivers his combination offense. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Riddle with an OverHead Kick. Riddle with two flying forearm smashes. Riddle follows that with The Exploder Suplex. Riddle unloads a series of mid-kicks.

Sheamus blocks a boot from Riddle. Sheamus goes for The Alabama Slam, but Riddle counters with The Final Flash Knee Strike. Riddle hits The BROTon for a two count. Riddle applies The Triangle Choke. Sheamus PowerBombs Riddle. Riddle goes back to The Triangle Choke. Sheamus grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Sheamus with a gut punch. Sheamus rocks Riddle with a forearm smash. Sheamus connects with White Noise on the ring apron for a two count. Sheamus with The Alabama Slam for a two count. Sheamus prepares for The Brogue Kick. Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike. Riddle with an inside cradle for a two count. Sheamus blocks a boot from Riddle. Sheamus plants Riddle with The Pump Knee Strike to pickup the victory. After the match, Riddle dropkicks Sheamus to the floor.

Winner: Sheamus via Pinfall 

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

Strowman teep kicks Ryker into the turnbuckles. Strowman with Two Big Biel Throws. Shane McMahon runs away from Strowman. Strowman drives Ryker back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman with a gut punch. Strowman with clubbing back elbow smashes. Strowman HeadButts Ryker. Strowman is distracted by Shane and Elias. Ryker with rapid fire haymakers. Strowman launches Ryker to the corner. Ryker kicks Strowman in the face. Ryker with a chop block. Ryker with a Running Bulldog.

Ryker calls Strowman stupid. Ryker misfires on The Flying Clothesline. Strowman drops Ryker with The Big Boot. Strowman delivers The Strowman Express. Strowman rolls Ryker back into the ring. Strowman levels Ryker with a Body Avalanche. Strowman talks smack to Shane. Strowman connects with The Running Powerslam to pickup the victory. After the match, Strowman runs after Shane. Elias with a Flying Knee Strike. Shane and Elias gangs up on Strowman. Strowman clears the ring. Strowman tells Shane that their match at WrestleMania will be held inside a Steel Cage.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall 

The Dirt Sheet With Special Guest: Bad Bunny & Damian Priest 

Third Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin w/Cedric Alexander 

Benjamin tees off on Lashley. Lashley goes for The SpineBuster, but Benjamin lands back on his feet. Benjamin applies a waist lock. Lashley with three sharp elbow strikes. Benjamin ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Benjamin with two waist lock takedowns. Benjamin repeatedly drives his knee into Lashley’s ribs. Benjamin applies a waist lock. Lashley runs around Benjamin. Lashley drops Benjamin with The Flatliner. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Lashley dumps Benjamin out of the ring. Lashley drives Benjamin ribs first into the steel ring post. Lashley rolls Benjamin back into the ring. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley is distracted by Alexander. Benjamin hits Pay Dirt for a two count. Lashley and Benjamin are trading back and forth shots. Benjamin with Two Rising Knee Strikes. Lashley connects with The SpineBuster. Lashley with a straight right hand. Lashley whips Benjamin across the ring. Lashley delivers another SpineBuster. Lashley makes Benjamin pass out to The Hurt Lock.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Referee Stoppage 

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

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Woods applies a wrist lock. Styles with a straight right hand. Styles leapfrogs over Woods. Styles drops down on the canvas. Styles dropkicks Woods. Styles whips Woods across the ring. Woods ducks under two clotheslines from Styles. Woods slides under Styles. Woods with a Rolling Elbow. Woods uppercuts Styles. Woods slams Styles head on the top turnbuckle pad. Woods unloads two knife edge chops. Styles slams Woods head on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Styles goes for a Diving Corner Clothesline, but Woods ducks out of the way. Woods with a double hand chop for a one count. Styles drives his knee into the midsection of Woods. Woods dumps Styles out of the ring. Woods with a forearm smash. Omos stops Woods in his tracks. Woods dropkicks Styles to the floor. Woods lands The SomerSault Plancha. Woods taunts Omos.

Woods has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Woods is throwing haymakers at Styles. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Woods with a Flying Forearm Smash. Woods clotheslines Styles. Woods ducks a clothesline from Styles. Woods with a Leg Lariat. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Styles goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Woods lands back on his feet. Woods with a Back Body Drop for a two count. Woods puts Styles on the top turnbuckle. Woods with three haymakers. Styles with a back door escape. Styles dumps Woods face first on the top turnbuckle pad. Styles hits The Ushigoroshi for a two count. Woods negates The Styles Clash. Woods drops Styles with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Woods kicks Styles in the ribs. Woods drags Styles to the corner. Woods prepares for The Limit Break. Omos pulls Styles out of the ring. Omos flips Woods over the ropes which causes the disqualification. After the match, Omos catches Kofi in mid-air. Omos launches Kofi over the ringside barricade. Styles with two haymakers. Omos with a running back elbow smash. Omos plants Woods with The Choke Bomb.

Winner: Xavier Woods via Disqualification 

Fifth Match: Shayna Baszler w/Nia Jax & Reginald Thomas vs. Naomi w/Lana 

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke joins the commentary team for this match. Naomi applies a waist lock. Baszler backs Naomi into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Baszler with a back elbow smash. Naomi kicks Baszler in the face. Baszler reverses out of the irish whip from Naomi. Baszler kicks the left elbow of Naomi. Baszler stomps on the left elbow of Naomi. Baszler applies a top wrist lock. Naomi with heavy bodyshots. Naomi drops Baszler with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Naomi with a Running Neck Snap.

Naomi follows that with her Bubba Bomb/Rolling Clutch Combination for a two count. Naomi with The Bridging Jackknife Cover for a two count. Naomi denies The Knee Bar. Naomi hits The Split. Naomi gets distracted by Reggie. Baszler gets Naomi tied up in the tree of woe. Lana pulls Reggie off the ring apron. Baszler with a Sliding Dropkick. Jax goes for The Samoan Drop, but Lana lands back on her feet. Lana shoves Jax into Rose. Brooke with a running forearm smash. Lana kicks Brooke in the face. Baszler knocks Lana off the apron. Naomi connects with The Bridging O’Connor Roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: Naomi via Pinfall 

Asuka & Rhea Ripley Contract Signing 

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

– Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

– Braun Strowman vs. Shane McMahon In A Steel Cage Match

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

Night 2 

–  Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan In A Triple Threat Match For The WWE Universal Championship

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

– Randy Orton vs. β€œThe Fiend” Bray Wyatt w/Alexa Bliss

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

– Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

– Matt Riddle (c) vs. Sheamus For The WWE United States Championship

Sixth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet 

Ricochet with rapid fire bodyshots after the bell rings. McIntyre launches Ricochet to the corner. Ricochet kicks McIntyre in the face. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. McIntyre with a Back Body Drop. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. McIntyre follows that with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. McIntyre with a straight right hand. McIntyre goes for another OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet side steps McIntyre into the turnbuckles.

Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors Takeover. Ricochet delivers his combination offense. Ricochet drops McIntyre with a Pump Knee Strike. Ricochet with a Flying Enzuigiri for a one count. Ricochet launches McIntyre over the top rope. McIntyre pulls Ricochet out of the ring. McIntyre with a massive haymaker. Ricochet delivers The Missile Dropkick off the ringside barricade. Ricochet drags McIntyre to the corner. Ricochet goes for The 630 Senton Splash, but McIntyre ducks out of the way. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Mustafa Ali 

After the Ricochet match, Ali delivers the chop block from behind. Ali repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Ali wants the opportunity. Ali kicks McIntyre in the gut. Ali with rapid fire haymakers. McIntyre dumps Ali out of the ring. McIntyre tells Ali to bring it. Ali has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Ali wraps the left leg of McIntyre around the steel ring post. Ali dropkicks the left knee of McIntyre. McIntyre uses his feet to create separation. McIntyre goes for a Bodyslam, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali delivers another chop block. Ali works on the left knee of McIntyre. McIntyre with a straight right hand. Ali dropkicks the left knee of McIntyre. Ali uses the bottom rope as a weapon. Ali wraps the left leg of McIntyre around the middle rope. McIntyre punches Ali in the back. McIntyre with a knife edge chop.

Ali continues to dropkick the left knee of McIntyre. Ali hooks the outside leg for a two count. McIntyre push kicks Ali out of the ring. Ali with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Ali talks smack to MVP. Ali is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre with Two OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. McIntyre is mauling Ali in the corner. McIntyre with his third OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Ali kicks the left knee of McIntyre. McIntyre HeadButts Ali in mid-air. McIntyre connects with The Claymore to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre calls out Bobby Lashley. McIntyre says that Lashley is afraid of him. That leads us to a pier six brawl. McIntyre denies The Flatliner. McIntyre HeadButts Lashley. McIntyre kicks Lashley out of the ring. McIntyre starts brawling with King Corbin. Corbin with Two Belly to Back Suplex’s. McIntyre drives Corbin back first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Corbin connects with Deep Six. Lashley makes McIntyre pass out to The Hurt Lock to close the show.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez