WWE Raw Results
March 29, 2021
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and MVP
Results by: Mike Tedesco and Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
We see Drew McIntyre walking into the WWE ThunderDome earlier today. McIntyre is asked about the bounty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley put on his head. McIntyre says anyone he meets tonight can be a potential target. The people thinking about coming at him have to wonder if Lashley will actually pay. McIntyre hopes they come after him so he can give them a Scottish ass kicking.
We go live into the WWE ThunderDome. Lightning hits the stage, and the All Mighty WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring. The Hurt Business is alongside him. MVP says this is an official announcement from the Hurt Business. MVP says we’re two weeks away from WrestleMania, a spectacular two-night event where Bobby Lashley will walk in and out as the champion. Lashley is supposed to face Drew McIntyre, but MVP wants to make sure their business proposition is understood. Lashley says whoever can take out Drew McIntyre will get a title match against the All Mighty at WrestleMania. MVP says they just want to give someone else an opportunity to step up. They want to make a star. Who wants to step up and accept that generous offer? No one comes out.
MVP says before they proceed further, he wants to discuss who will not be sharing the ring with Lashley at WrestleMania. Footage is shown of McIntyre defeating Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander in a Handicap Match last week on Raw. Lashley says they had the perfect opportunity and couldn’t get the job done. Now they’re barred from ringside at WrestleMania. Lashley is also furious they lost the Raw Tag Team Titles. This is embarrassing. They’re tarnishing Lashley’s image. That’s why they had to step outside the family to deal with this. Lashley has worked too hard for this title and refuses to associate himself with incompetence. MVP says they had the opportunity to take out McIntyre and failed miserably. Now they can defend themselves.
Alexander isn’t happy. Benjamin asks if they were really brought out here to be embarrassed. Lashley wouldn’t be champion without them. Lashley attacks Alexander, so Benjamin takes him down with a waistlock takeover! Lashley is infuriated. Lashley quickly attacks Benjamin and hits a flatliner. MVP says they embarrassed themselves. Lashley says the Hurt Business is over for Benjamin and Alexander. As for everyone else, whoever takes out McIntyre gets a title shot at WrestleMania.
Footage is shown of Sheamus hitting WWE United States Champion Riddle with his scooter last week.
WWE United States Champion Riddle is riding around backstage when Sarah Schreiber stops him. Riddle says maybe Sheamus had a tummy ache last week, but he pissed him off. Riddle sees Titus O’Neil and scoots over to him. Riddle says O’Neil can roast a pig in the ring at WrestleMania. O’Neil says he’s not roasting WrestleMania… he’s the co-host with Hulk Hogan. O’Neil walks off on him. Riddle starts to scoot again, but Sheamus runs him over with a shoulder block. Sheamus says, “See you out there, fella.”
Sheamus battles Riddle in a non-title match, next.
The Miz and John Morrison will have their music video debut later tonight. Shane McMahon will have an exposé on Braun Strowman later tonight as well.
Footage is shown of the Hurt Business imploding.
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander find WWE Official Adam Pearce backstage. They’re furious. Benjamin says Pearce needs to make a match with him and Bobby Lashley tonight. Alexander says if there’s anything left of Lashley, he wants him next week. They tell Pearce to grow a set and make the match.
Samoa Joe is unable to be there, so MVP will replace him on commentary tonight.
Sheamus vs. WWE United States Champion Riddle
Sheamus powers him to the corner, but Riddle fights out. Sheamus powers him down and tries to pin him, but Riddle gets out. Riddle applies a waistlock, but Sheamus counters with a takedown and a side headlock. Riddle fights out and goes for a triangle choke, but Sheamus fights out. Sheamus punches him in the midsection and hits a headlock takeover. Sheamus cinches it in, but Riddle fights up and whips him off. Sheamus quickly shoulder blocks him down and hits the ropes. Sheamus catches him trying a leapfrog, but Riddle counters into a sleeper hold. Riddle has Sheamus grounded, but Sheamus powers up and backs him to the corner. Sheamus elbows him in the head a few times. Sheamus connects with a short-arm clothesline and stomps the hand. Sheamus clubs the back a few times, so Riddle responds with some right hands. They trade punches with Sheamus rocking him with a forearm. Sheamus sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Riddle kicks away at him, making Sheamus lean against the ropes. Riddle then dropkicks him out of the ring and kicks him in the chest. Riddle hits a springboard floating bro as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus ripping at Riddle’s face. Sheamus soon hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus attacks the back and gets him to his feet. Sheamus clubs him in the back a few times to take him back down. Sheamus talks some trash to Riddle before scooping him up on his shoulders. Sheamus climbs to the second rope with Riddle on his back, but Riddle slides off. Sheamus fights out of a powerbomb attempt and kicks him down. Riddle fights back and hits a WILD super belly-to-belly suplex! Wow!
Riddle kicks him back and starts hitting running forearms in the corner. Riddle hits him with an exploder and starts to kick him in the chest. Riddle hits a Final Flash followed by a Broton for a near fall. Riddle quickly transitions into a triangle choke. Sheamus powers him up and slams him, but Riddle doesn’t let go of the submission. Sheamus scratches and claws to the bottom rope to break the hold. Sheamus rolls to the apron and punches him in the midsection. Riddle attacks him, but Sheamus pulls him out to the apron. Sheamus hits White Noise on the apron! Sheamus rolls him into the ring for a near fall. Sheamus follows up with a vicious Alabama Slam for another near fall. Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick, but Riddle knees him for a near fall. Riddle goes for a Final Flash, but Sheamus blocks it and viciously knees him in the face for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Shane McMahon will have an exposé on Braun Strowman later tonight. We see footage of Strowman challenging McMahon to a match at WrestleMania last week.
Shane McMahon is walking backstage with Elias and Jaxson Ryker when Kevin Patrick stops them. McMahon says we’ll learn some interesting things about Strowman tonight.
WrestleMania 37 is 12 days away.
Drew McIntyre is walking backstage when he sees AJ Styles and Omos. McIntyre says he won’t turn his back on them. Styles says Bobby Lashley has McIntyre shaking in his boots, but they have bigger plans for WrestleMania. They’re going to embarrass the New Day at WrestleMania and become the new Raw Tag Team Champions. Styles wants to focus on his match against Xavier Woods. Besides, they’ll cross paths with each other later. McIntyre wonders who will take him on.
Shane McMahon is in the ring with Elias and Jaxson Ryker. McMahon says his knee injury healed miraculously when adrenaline saved him from getting hurt before WrestleMania. McMahon has a fake report card shown highlighting a bunch of D’s on a 5th grade report card. Then a picture is shown of Strowman in a dunce cap. Braun Strowman eventually comes down to the ring and is not happy. He’ll face Jaxson Ryker, next.
Jaxson Ryker w/ Shane McMahon and Elias vs. Braun Strowman
Strowman dominates Ryker early on until Shane McMahon runs in. Ryker chop blocks him, but Strowman quickly fights back and knocks him out of the ring. Strowman goes outside and the train sound effects kick up. Strowman runs him over with a shoulder block. Strowman gets Ryker in the ring and hits a Running Powerslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Braun Strowman
Strowman chases McMahon, but Elias knees him from behind. Strowman quickly fights back, and McMahon runs off. Strowman says he’s tired of McMahon running for his life. Last week, McMahon said he could pick any match he wants at WrestleMania, so McMahon will get these hands in a Steel Cage Match.
Footage is shown of Bad Bunny hitting the Miz with a guitar and running off. Bad Bunny accepted Miz’ WrestleMania challenge.
Miz and John Morrison’s music video debuts, next.
The Miz and John Morrison are in the ring. They’re talking about Bad Bunny and how Miz is going to defeat him at WrestleMania. They then talk about their music video.
Music Video: The Miz and Morrison present, “Hey hey, hop hop.” They trash Bad Bunny and Damian Priest throughout.
Damian Priest and Bad Bunny come out to the ramp. Priest says Bunny will make Miz his bitch. Miz and Morrison get out of the ring, but Priest stands in their way. Priest then steps aside, and Bunny punches Miz in the face. Bunny gets in the ring and destroys the chairs and poster.
Randy Orton says he’s been in the ring with legends like Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Kane, and Undertaker. None of them compare to the Fiend. A few months ago, he knew he needed to do something to him. Orton chose to light that match, stand there, and watch him burn. No man could have survived that, but he ignored the fact that the Fiend is not a man. The Fiend is more than that. The Fiend is sick, twisted, and an abomination from hell. Orton thought that Alexa Bliss’ premonition that the Fiend would return was part of a game. Their match at Fastlane was a trap. Bliss knew she had the Fiend’s heartbeat in her hand. Now Orton knows what he’s dealing with because that means for the final time at WrestleMania, he will stand across the ring from a sick and twisted abomination. Lucky for Orton, they were both cut from the same cloth. At WrestleMania, he’ll dig down deep. Orton knows how far down into hell he needs to go to get the Fiend out of his life once and for all.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring alongside MVP. The ring announcer says this is a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, but it’s really only a singles match. Lashley will face Shelton Benjamin, next.
Footage is shown of Bad Bunny punching Miz in the face moments ago.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley w/ MVP vs. Shelton Benjamin w/ Cedric Alexander
Benjamin attacks Lashley at the sound of the bell and punches away at him. Lashley pushes him off, but Benjamin gets out of the spinebuster. Benjamin takes him down with a waistlock takeover. Lashley fights up, so Benjamin takes him down again. Benjamin knees him in the ribs and clubs him. Benjamin gets him to his feet, but Lashley quickly fights back with a flatliner. Lashley punches away at him before sending him out of the ring. Lashley puts Benjamin in a fireman’s carry and drives his skull into the ring post. Lashley puts him in the ring and hits a running shoulder in the corner. Lashley chases Alexander out of the ring and up the ramp. Lashley gets in the ring, and Benjamin hits him with Pay Dirt for a near fall.
Benjamin knocks Lashley back and knees him in the face twice in the corner. Benjamin backs up, but Lashley cuts him down with a one-armed spinebuster. Lashley punches him in the forehead before sending him into the roeps for a second one-armed spinebuster. Lashley stands over Benjamin and applies the Hurt Lock for the submission.
Winner by Submission: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley
AJ Styles and Omos are backstage when Raw Tag Team Champions the New Day come up. Xavier Woods has a giant pad with things promoting his YouTube channel and how they miss Big E. They challenge Styles and Omos to a game night to see how much they know about each other. Styles says he’s facing Woods tonight and there will be no games.
Riddle will defend his WWE United States Championship against Sheamus on Night Two of WrestleMania 37.
The New Day are in the ring for Game Night. They introduce AJ Styles and Omos. Omos is in a mauve shirt, which they like. Kofi Kingston says as they head toward WrestleMania, they know the importance of a team being on the same page. Styles says he and Omos are the better team no matter what.
Woods says they’ll charades first. A 15 second time shows up on the screen. Kingston acts out, “1,000 Miles by Vanessa Carlton.” Styles is blown away. Styles does a good job acting out “The Lion King,” but Omos doesn’t get it. They do drawings next. Kingston guesses that Woods is drawing a rocket ship. Styles draws a sun really well, but Omos doesn’t say anything. Omos says he’s had enough of the games. They just have to win the match at WrestleMania. Then he’ll show them what he’s capable of. Styles says he’s going to show Woods what he’s capable of next.
Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods w/ Kofi Kingston vs. AJ Styles w/ Omos
The match begins, and Styles knocks Woods back. Styles leapfrogs him and connects with a dropkick. Styles sends Woods into the ropes, but misses some strikes. Woods then clotheslines Styles down. Woods uppercuts Styles and bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Woods chops the chest and sends him to the corner. Woods knocks him out of the ring and hits a somersault senton. Woods poses in front of an angry Omos.
We come back from the break. Woods goes to press slam Styles, but he loses him and nearly drops him on his head. That was scary. Woods puts him on the top rope, but Styles slips through and pulls him down. Styles hits an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Woods fights back with a tornado DDT for a two count. Woods goes to the top rope, but Omos pulls Styles away. Woods goes to kick Omos, but Omos knocks him down.
Winner by Disqualification: Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods
Omos grabs Kingston and press slams him over the barricade. Styles attacks Woods before Omos avalanches him. Styles says it’s time for them to get it done. Omos then hits Woods with a two-handed slam. Omos puts a foot on Woods’ chest, and Styles counts to three.
Alexa’s Playground is next.
Mr. Roy Nemer is making the hot tag for me. Got my second COVID-19 vaccine today (Moderna) and I just started feeling feverish and cloudy. Thank you, Roy! See you next week, everyone.
Alexa is backstage with a Jack in the Box. She says don’t you just love Jack in the Boxes. She says it might look like an ordinary one as she holds one in her hands. She says but it’s so much more. She says centuries ago, these used to be called the devil in the box. And that legend says they have spells written all over them containing a demonic presence. But only after they’re awakened. She says that’s what happened at TLC, that’s what happened to him. She says Randy burned the Fiend alive and Randy believed the Fiend was gone forever.
Bliss says the Fiend was just trapped, trapped in her Fiend in a Box. But you can’t trap people forever, all he needed was time. And now he is salivating at the idea of standing across the ring from Randy Orton at WrestleMania. She says Orton’s problem used to be playing with fire he didn’t understand but now his biggest mistake is thinking he understands what is next. But he doesn’t. But he will give him and all the firefly’s a tiny hint. She says at WrestleMania, the legend killer dies.
We cut to Drew McIntyre who is backstage in the locker room. He approaches several WWE superstars and tells them to take their opportunity. Ricochet tells him the fight he’s looking for, he has it. Drew tells him he will see him in the ring.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are on commentary.
The bell rings and we are under way. Shayna backs Naomi in the corner but Naomi with a kick to the side of the head. Shayna sends her to the turnbuckle and hits her with a kick to the head. She stomps on Naomi’s left arm and continues to twist it. Naomi gets to her feet and knocks Shayns down. She hits her with a snap mare and goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Both women exchange reversals.
Naomi goes to bounce off the top rope but Reginald gets on the ring apron and distracts her. Lana tries to trip Reginald but Naomi gets involved. Lana pushes Lana onto Mandy Rose as Lana and Brooke fight on the outside. Shayna knocks Lana down who was on the ring apron as Naomi rolls her up and gets the pin.
Asuka is backstage and she bumps into Riddle. He talks to her about his scooter and asks her if she thinks scooters are big in Japan. He looks at her and says sorry, he forgot what he was saying as he walks away.
Rhea Ripley is backstage with a WWE official and the contract signing for their WrestleMania match is next.
Adam Pearce is in the ring for the contract signing of the Raw Women’s Championship for WrestleMania. A table and two chairs are in the ring as he introduces Rhea Ripley first to the ring. She has a seat on one of the chairs as Pearce introduces Asuka to the ring.
Rhea calls Asuka the current Raw Women’s Champion as Asuka starts to laugh. She says she is the Raw Women’s Champion and Rhea is overconfident. Rhea says she’s right because she is. On her first night on Raw, she was confident enough to challenge her to a match at WrestleMania but now she is confident enough to tell her that she will beat her at WrestleMania and take the Championship.
Ripley signs the contract and tells Asuka to sign it. Asuka looks at Rhea, grabs the contract and signs it. Asuka speaks in Japanese and says Rhea’s confidence is not earned. She tells Rhea she has to learn that she is not but as she is talking, Rhea flips the table onto Asuka.
Out come Nia and Shayna along with Reginald. Nia says she doesn’t know what’s worse. Rhea having the audacity to request a Championship match at WrestleMania or Asuka to accept it. Shayna says they are both pretty bad. Rhea is new, Asuka should be ashamed of herself. After everything she has done to her, Asuka should know better.
Shayna says they have dominated the entire women’s division for nearly a year and asks where their WrestleMania match is. She hypes herself up. Nia says if Asuka can pull herself up from under the table, they can have a tag team match next week. And she will show them what brutality really is. Rhea says they accept the challenge as Asuka is still down.
We cut backstage and see MVP walk up to Ricochet. He says he’s glad to see Ricochet be a business man and step up to take Bobby’s offer. Ricochet says this is not about Bobby’s offer, this is about him beating Drew because he knows he can. He tells MVP he’ll see him later.
Drew McIntyre vs. Ricochet
The bell rings and we are under way. Right hands by Ricochet but Drew throws him in the corner. A big boot by Ricochet as he runs to the ropes but a back body drop by Drew takes Ricochet out. Drew with a chop to the chest as he throws Ricochet across the ring. Drew with a right hands knocks Ricochet down.
We see Bobby watching the match backstage.
Ricochet with right hands followed by a jumping kick to the side of the head. He jumps off the second rope and a kick to the head. He goes for the cover but Drew kicks out. Drew runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet throws him to the outside. Drew grabs Ricochet and slides him to the outside. A right hand by Drew as he throws Ricochet onto the ring steps but Ricochet jumps off the steps onto the rail and a dropkick knocks Drew down. He throws Ricochet in the ring. Ricochet climbs onto the top rope, Ricochet jumps, Drew moves out of the way as Ricochet lands on his feet. Drew hits him with the Claymore. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Mustafa Ali attacks Drew after the match. Right hands by Ali as Drew throws him to the outside. Drew tells him to fight.
Drew McIntyre vs. Mustafa Ali
We’re back from commercial with the match having already started. Ali slamming Drew’s leg into the ring post. Ali stomping and working on Drew’s left leg. Drew on the ring apron and a right hand knocks Ali down. Drew gets back in the ring and Ali dropkicks him on the leg.
We see Bobby backstage watching the match as he walks away.
Back in the ring, Ali is still working on the left leg. Drew pushes Ali away as Ali climbs the top rope. Ali with a splash onto Drew’s leg. He goes for the cover but Drew kicks out. Ali with right hands as he keeps Drew down on the mat. Ali runs to the ropes but a quick throw by Drew takes Ali down. Drew grabs Ali and an overhead belly to belly. Drew limping but right hands and he stomps on Ali. Again, another overhead belly to belly.
Ali back on his feet as he kicks Drew’s left leg. Ali jumps off the top rope but the Glasgow Kiss Headbutt by Drew knocks Ali down. Drew goes for the Claymore and he lands it. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Drew asks for a microphone and he calls Bobby out to the ring. He tells him everybody tried and everybody got their ass kicked by Drew McIntyre. He says it’s time to be a man, step up and to fight him.
Out comes Bobby onto the stage.
Drew and Bobby are in the ring and Bobby tells him he needs no one’s help. The beating he gave him at Elimination Chamber will pale in comparison to what he will do to Drew at WrestleMania. He says it is now the All Mighty Era. Drew tells him at the Chamber, he beat him. There’s no one as big, bad, aggressive and dangerous as him in WWE. But by Lashley sending everyone out against him tonight, it proved that Lashley is afraid of Drew McIntyre.
Right hands by both men, Drew with the headbutt and he kicks Lashley to the outside of the ring. Drew tells him he better bring more than that at WrestleMania.
King Corbin attacks Drew from behind. He slams Drew but Drew throws him across the ring. Corbin gets up and Drew goes for the Claymore but Corbin hits him with the Deep Six.
In comes Lashley as he gets the Hurt Lock on Drew. He lets go Drew and goes for another Hurt Lock as Corbin yells in Drew’s face. Drew drops down onto the mat as Lashley lets go of the Hurt Lock and Raw goes off the air.