Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the February 15, 2021 episode of WWE RAW.
Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
So far, WWE has only announced a non-title Gauntlet Match for tonight’s show, featuring WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, Sheamus, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy and The Miz. The winner will get to enter next Sunday’s WWE Title Elimination Chamber last and we can assume this will be the main event. Let us know who you think will win this one.
The only other segment announced for tonight’s RAW is another episode of Miz TV. They did not announce who the guest will be but it’s likely to be Bad Bunny and Damian Priest, or someone from the Elimination Chamber match. Beyond that we can assume we’ll get more from the Lashley/Riddle/Lee triangle, Retribution and New Day feud, and more chaos with Charlotte and Lacey Evans.
That’s the limited preview for tonight’s RAW but we want to know what’s on your mind. So get talking in the comment section and enjoy the show!
This week’s RAW opens with Mr. Money In The Bank, The Miz, coming to the ring by himself for the latest edition of Miz TV. He welcomes us to the show and introduces his guest, the WWE Champion.
The Miz says John Morrison isn’t here because he’s busy working on a Bad Bunny diss track. Miz says McIntyre has been a great Champion who has defeated the likes of Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton. However this Sunday he faces five former Champions, himself included, inside the Elimination Chamber. Miz says, were it him, he would be panicking. Just two weeks ago Sheamus stabbed him in the back when McIntyre let his guard down. Miz asks McIntyre how he’s feeling but doesn’t let him answer and says he should be furious. McIntyre eventually roars at Miz to “shut the hell up”.
Miz apologises but continues on and Drew tells him it’s his last warning, that he dare not interrupt him again. McIntyre says he’s sick and tired, then Miz starts talking and Drew headbutts him. McIntyre lifts and throws the Money In The Bank briefcase to the stage before taking his title and leaving. Miz is alone in the ring and he says it’s clear the cracks are forming in McIntyre’s armour. And who can blame him? He has to beat five former Champions to get to WrestleMania. But Miz doesn’t have that pressure because he has the Money In The Bank. Miz says he is a master strategist and he’s thinking on another level than all the rest. He says Edge wants to talk about raising stakes, well he is officially removing himself from the Chamber match!
Riddle is backstage with Lucha House Party and he asks them who their favourite President is. He says he loves Abraham Lincoln and asks if they saw the documentary abiut him being a vampire hunter. He says his favourite is Harrison Ford. He asks them again and says he thinks it’s probably Michael Hayes. They say his choices were too lit and they need to focus on the match. They leave and Riddle says “definitely Freebird guys.”
Riddle & Lucha House Party Vs. The Hurt Business
Bobby Lashley is watching from backstage for this one, and we start the match with Shelton Benjamin and Lince Dorado. Shelton drops Lince with a shoulder, then knocks him into the corner and tags Cedric. Shelton hits a dropkick for a one-count, then drops Lince with a forearm. Lince creates some distance and tags Gran Metalik who hits a crossbody off of Dorado’s shoulders. Lince hits a springboard back elbow to Cedric, then sends him over the ropes. Shelton gets thrown out as well but he grabs Riddle and trips him on the apron. Lince attempts a suicide dive but Shelton catches him and slams him into the apron.
Back live and Cedric is holding Metalik in an abdominal stretch, then takes him down for a two-count. Shelton tags in and turns Metalik inside out with a shoulder block. MVP tags in for a two-count, then tries again. The Hurt Business make a lot of quick tags and keep Metalik isolated in their corner. Benjamin backs Metalik into the corner and runs but nobody’s home and Gran hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT.
Tags made to Cedric and Riddle, and the latter runs through the entire Hurt Business with forearms and kicks. Riddle hits an exploder to Cedric and a running soccer kick but MVP drops him with a forearm. MVP connects with a chop to the throat, then hits the Ballin’ Elbow for a near-fall. All hell breaks loose and Cedric almost kills Metalik with a Lumbar Check. Shelton grabs Dorado but Riddle takes him out with the Final Flash. Riddle then drops MVP and hits the Broton for the win!
Winners: Riddle & Lucha House Party
As Riddle and Co. are leaving up the ramp Bobby Lashley attacks them from behind. Lashley throws both Lucha’s down the ramp like they’re nothing, then gets Riddle in The Hurt Lock until he passes out.
The Miz is backstage with Adam Pearce and he thanks him for allowing to be in the Elimination Chamber but he wants to give back. Someone deserves his spot. Some up-and-comer ready to grab the brass ring, and he wants it to go to John Morrison. Pearce says he’ll take it into consideration.
Mandy Rose is backstage with Bad Bunny and she’s flirting with him. Damian Priest comes up and they laugh and joke in Spanish. Sarah Schrieber stops them and asks Priest how he’s feeling. Priest says he debuted at the Royal Rumble and he’s hanging with the musical guest on this week’s SNL. Suddenly Akira Tozawa and R-Truth appear and Tozawa rolls-up Tozawa to win the 24/7 Champion. Priest grabs Tozawa and slams him into some production boxes, then Bad Bunny covers him to become the new 24/7 Champion!
Kofi and Woods walk up to Adam Pearce backstage and they say he can’t possibly be thinking about putting John Morrison in the Elimination Chamber. Kofi says he should be in it and he’s a more recent Champion than four others in the match. Miz appears and argues with them until Pearce tells them all to shut up. Pearce says Kofi can face Miz tonight, if Miz wins Morrison is in, but if Kofi wins he’s in. Kofi is happy but Miz certainly is not.
After the break Asuka and Flair will team-up to exact some revenge on Lacey Evans.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring and we see replays of the recent transgressions between her and Lacey Evans and her father. Lacey comes out with Ric and says she has been listening to Ric’s sweet knowledge, taking it all in, and he thinks she’s more than ready to be Champion. It’s obvious Charlotte is heartbroken, so she brought her a sweetheart candy that says “bite me”. She then says she should have brought something for Asuka because, on Sunday, Asuka will be giving her a gift she’s wanted for a long, lone time.
Asuka & Charlotte Flair Vs. Peyton Royce & Lacey Evans W/Ric Flair
The match gets underway with Peyton and Asuka, and they lock-up. Asuka takes her down with a side headlock but Peyton turns the tables and they separate. They lock-up again and Royce forces Asuka to the corner. Peyton hits an arm-drag and attempts a shoulder tackle but Asuka knocks her down. Asuka wrenches the wrist and tags Charlotte, who throws Peyton hard into the buckles and tells Lacey to tag in.
Lacey refuses, so Charlotte grabs Peyton and holds her down. Royce tries to fight back but gets hit with a fallaway slam and Charlotte stares at Lacey who is hiding behind the ring post. Asuka tags in and kicks Peyton while Charlotte chops her. Royce fights back against Asuka with elbows and punches, then beats her down in the corner. Royce hits a suplex for a two-count. They both hit the ropes, duck each other, then both connect with clotheslines.
Tag made to Charlotte but Lacey makes no attempt and Charlotte whips Royce to the mat by the head. Charlotte hits another fallaway slam and Royce rolls outside. Charlotte goes out and slams her face into the announce desk, then back into the ring. Lacey is distracted talking to Ric and Royce tags her. Lacey wants nothing to do with Charlotte, so she backs up the ramp. Charlotte tries to come after her but Lacey stops and says she’s pregnant. Ric “woo’s” and struts around ringside. Charlotte looks baffled and Lacey leaves with Ric dancing up the ramp.
We see a replay of last week’s main event where Sheamus tried to Brogue Kick McIntyre but caught Randy Orton. Sheamus is interviewed backstage and says he shouldn’t have to fight the odds in the Elimination Chamber. Two weeks ago he challenged Drew to a title match and he accepted. Where he comes from a word is all a man has. But it doesn’t matter. He’s going to win tonight, then on Sunday he will watch as every man gets beaten down and battered inside the Chamber. And when he comes out everyone else will be ripe for the pickin’. And regardless of whether or not McIntyre is still there, he will become the new WWE Champion.
The Miz Vs. Kofi Kingston W/Xavier Woods
The winner of this match will determine who enters the Elimination Chamber on Sunday, with John Morrison taking the spot if Miz wins. They lock-up and Kofi takes the back, then gets Miz down with a wristlock. Miz pulls Kofi’s dreads and takes a headlock but gets shot off. Miz drops Kofi with a shoulder then catches Kofi attempting a springboard back elbow and almost gets a Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi grabs the ropes. Miz hides behind the referee before kicking Kofi and whipping him to the corner.
Kingston kicks Miz back and heads up top for a flying axe handle and a two-count. Miz rolls out of the ring and Kofi climbs the ropes, aiming to jump on him but Miz runs away. Kofi chases Miz around the ring and Miz gets back inside to attempt a dropkick through the ropes but Kofi avoids him. Kofi knocks Miz back and climbs to the middle rope to hit a double axe handle to Miz on the floor. Kofi gets Miz back inside for a two-count. Miz whips Kofi to the ropes and connects with a kitchen sink knee.
Miz attempts a running kick but gets rolled-up. Kofi ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard dropkick for a near-fall. Miz tries to throw Kofi over the ropes but Kingston slingshots himself back into the ring and tosses Miz to the apron. Kofi tries to shoulder Miz off but the A-lister grabs him and hits a neckbreaker over the ropes. Miz drags Kofi under the bottom rope and hits a neckbreaker from the apron to the floor.
We’re back live and Miz is cracking Kofi with It Kicks but Kingston catches the wind-up and rolls him up for two. Miz quickly catches Kofi with a snap DDT for a near-fall. Miz unloads some ground-and-pound, then tosses Kofi out of the ring. Miz hits Kofi around ringside, then lifts and drops him on the barricade. Back inside, Miz hits a double axe handle for a two-count. Miz applies a submission to Kofi and tells him to tap. Kingston fights up but Miz drops him with repeated knees. Kofi manages to sling Miz off and punch him into the corner.
Kofi rallies but Miz catches him with a big boot for a two-count. Miz takes his time, which allows Kofi to land some punches and kicks. Miz hits the ropes but Kofi hits a leaping double stomp and both men are down. Kingston drops Miz and hits a Boom Drop, then claps for Trouble In Paradise but Miz ducks it and rolls him up for two. Kofi hits the S.O.S for a near-fall. Kofi dodges Miz in the corner and attempts a hanging kick but Miz grabs his foot and wraps it around the top rope. Miz applies the Figure Four but Kofi reaches the ropes. Miz attempts Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi slings him off and this Trouble In Paradise for the win!
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We see a replay of the now-famous segment where Nia Jax hurt her hole. Lana and Naomi are interviewed backstage and Lana says Nia forces her to be her best. She gives it her all and if she wins it’s just an extra bonus. Lana calls Naomi her best friend and lucky charm. Naomi says after everything Nia did to Lana, she deserves to go through a table and a whole lot more. Lana faces Shayna Baszler next!
Randy Orton is backstage and he says the business between him and Drew is unfinished, thanks to Sheamus. But that’s OK because he will win the gauntlet match and give himself the best chance at winning the WWE Championship back. He says winning the gauntlet is a daunting task for anyone not named Randy Orton. He would do anything to get what he wants, he allows nothing to stand in his way. And now all he wants is to main event WrestleMania as WWE Champion. This Sunday he won’t be entering the Elimination Chamber with five other Champions, he’ll be entering against five victims.
Orton’s video cuts to the Firefly Fun House where Alexa Bliss is sitting with weird eyes. She says “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”. She smiles and says he will be reborn and the camera shows her sitting inside a pentagram with lit candles. A wind blows and a red light illuminates the room blowing the candles out. Bliss laughs maniacally.
Shayna Baszler W/Nia Jax Vs. Lana W/Naomi
The match begins and they lock-up but Baszler takes the back and slams Lana down. Jax twists the wrist of Lana, then snaps her arm back and Lana screams. Lana tries to punch her but Baszler holds her down with something akin to a stretch muffler then kicks the back of her head. Baszler applies a neck crank and delivers some stiff elbows to the chest of Lana.
Lana slaps Baszler who just laughs and hits her with a big clothesline. Baszler goes back to the neck crank and elbows. Lana fights up and slams Shayna into the buckles, then attempts a bulldog but gets caught and dumped into the buckles. Baszler lifts Lana onto the top rope and wants a gutwrench suplex but Lana punches her off and hits a crossbody for two.
Lana attempts a headkick but Baszler fires back with one of her own and both women are down. On the outside Nia and Naomi start brawling and Naomi gets slammed into the apron, then the barricade. Naomi dropkicks Nia into the ring post but Baszler then grabs her by the hair. Naomi kicks Baszler, oblivious to the referee, and Lana rolls her up but Baszler kicks out. Baszler drills Lana with a knee for a near-fall, then goes to the Kirifuda Clutch and Lana taps.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Adam Pearce is backstage and an angry Braun Strowman walks up, asking why he isn’t in the Elimination Chamber. Pearce tries to leave but Braun stops him and asks if he thinks it’s funny that he isn’t in the match. Pearce says he isn’t technically a former WWE Champion. Strowman tells Pearce to let Shane know that he needs to make things right or it’s not going to be pretty around WWE.
Styles and Omos come to the ring and AJ makes fun of Kofi, saying it’s pathetic he’s trying to create KofiMania 2. Styles says he will destroy all of Kofi’s hopes and dreams of ever becoming WWE Champion again. AJ it’s not Kofi’s fault, it’s just what he does. This is just a warm-up for him and it makes him even more…Omos takes the microphone and says “phenomenal”. AJ loves it and says they’re like PB&J. Styles says his attorney, Joseph Park, crunched the numbers and he statistically cannot lose.
AJ Styles W/Omos Vs. Kofi Kingston W/Xavier Woods
The match begins and Styles forces Kofi to the corner but Kingston knees AJ to break free. AJ forearms Kofi in the back and beats him in the corner while talking trash to Woods. AJ whips Kofi to the opposite corner and looks for a splash but nobody’s home. Kingston kicks the leg of AJ and headbutts him, then hits a running knee. AJ unleashes a flurry of punches, kicks, and forearms, then hits a back suplex.
Styles tosses Kofi over the ropes to the apron and kicks his leg, but Kofi pulls the top rope down and sends him flying over. Kofi hits a springboard trust fall to AJ and Woods plays the trombone. Omos grabs Woods by the throat and just holds him in mid-air for a minute before dumping him over the barricade. Kofi gets in Omos’ face but the referee comes between them and ejects the big man from ringside! AJ is not happy but he runs and hits Kofi with a chop block on the floor.
Back live and AJ has Kofi grounded with a leglock but Kofi starts kicking him off. Kingston attempts a hurricanrana from the mat but Styles turns it into a Boston crab. Kofi fights free but AJ kicks him in the leg he attacked before the break. Kofi catches Styles with the S.O.S for a two-count. Styles hits a football tackle to the knee and puts Kofi in the corner so he can kick it some more. AJ puts Kofi up top but Kingston kicks him back and hits a splash to the back of AJ for a two-count. Styles catches a dropkick and hits a DDT to the leg. Styles goes to the apron and lands the Phenomenal Forearm to progress.
AJ Styles W/Omos Vs. Drew McIntyre
The WWE Champion means business tonight. Drew stomps down to the ring and immediately drops AJ with a clothesline, then backs him into the corner and hits a belly-to-belly. Drew lifts AJ in a suplex and drops him onto the top rope, then kicks him with a boot to the face and AJ collapses to the floor as we head to the break.
Drew is still in control of AJ when we return but Styles kicks his knee and chops him in the corner. AJ attempts an Irish whip but McIntyre reverses it and AJ hits the buckles chest-first. McIntyre covers but AJ grabs the bottom rope. Drew attacks AJ’s hand and Styles rolls outside. McIntyre chases after and throws him over the steel steps. Back in the ring McIntyre hits a rib-breaker and turns it into a Michinoku Driver for a near-fall. Drew applies a submission to AJ, then let’s go and stomps him a few times.
AJ chops the throat of the Champion to get him off, then shoulders him in the corner a few times. Drew reverses another Irish whip and follows-up with a running back elbow. McIntyre hits a reverse Alabama Slam, then retreats to the corner and lines-up a Claymore but Styles catches him with a dropkick. AJ hits another dropkick to send Drew out of the ring. Styles jumps over the ropes with a forearm to Drew and both men are down. Styles gets back onto the apron and hits a running knee to Drew, then hits a Phenomenal Forearm off the apron tthat smashes Drew’s head into the ring post.
Styles has McIntyre down with a sleeper in the middle of the ring. Drew fights up and connects with a few lariats and another huge belly-to-belly. McIntyre kips-up and goes to the top rope for a clothesline but Styles catches him in mid-air with an enziguiri. Both men are down and slowly climb to their feet but AJ lands a big kick to the head for a near-fall. AJ looks for the Styles Clash but Drew flips him over.
The Champion chops AJ in the corner but AJ comes back with a tilt-a-whirl right into the Calf Crusher. McIntyre screams and bite his own hand in pain but hits AJ to get him off. Styles goes to the apron and jumps for the Phenomenal Forearm but Drew ducks it. Drew then shoots AJ into the ropes with whiplash, then hits the Claymore for the win!
Drew McIntyre Vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeff attacks Drew before the referee even rings the bell. Hardy runs over Drew with a forearm, then elbows him back and hits a gnarly Whisper In The Wind for a near-fall. Hardy hits a dropkick to the ribs of McIntyre, sending him out of the ring. Jeff goes to the apron and dives onto Drew with a clothesline on the floor.
Back live and Jeff is peppering Drew with kicks and scores a two-count. Jeff knocks McIntyre to the apron but the Champion comes back in with a jawbreaker. McIntyre tosses Jeff with a belly-to-belly, then another. McIntyre gets fired-up and waits for Jeff to get up but Hardy counters a Future Shock and hits a leg-drop to the groin and a splash for a near-fall. Hardy looks for a Twist of Fate but McIntyre counters with a Future Shock DDT for a near-fall. Hardy stumbles out of the ring and Drew goes after him.
McIntyre hits a huge suplex on the floor and hurt his own ribs in the process. Back in the ring, Jeff goes up top but Drew chops him and climbs up with him. They struggle for control until McIntyre hits a superplex for a near-fall. Drew lines-up a Claymore but Jeff dodges it and hits a Twist of Fate. Jeff goes up top and jumps for a Swanton Bomb but McIntyre got his knees up. McIntyre hits the Claymore and Jeff is out.
Drew McIntyre Vs. Randy Orton
Back live and these two foes are trading shots in the middle of the ring. Orton tosses McIntyre out of the ring and goes after. Orton slams him into the steps and back into the ring… but the lights start going crazy and Alexa Bliss’ face appears on every screen inside the ThunderDome while she laughs. Orton gets counted out and as he tries to get back into the ring Drew hits him with a Claymore!
Drew is furious, staring up the ramp for Sheamus but the Celtic Warrior comes from behind and attacks him. Sheamus takes Drew outside and slams him into the barricade, then over it. Sheamus tosses Drew back over to ringside and shoves him into the ring post. Sheamus gets Drew inside and the referee forces Sheamus to back off, asking Drew if he wants to compete and he does.
Drew McIntyre Vs. Sheamus
Once the bell rings Sheamus just attacks McIntyre in the corner and beats him down. Sheamus is all over McIntyre and delivers repeated knees to the jaw that Randy Orton broke a few months ago. Sheamus stands on the jaw and McIntyre writhes in agony. Sheamus whips Drew hard into the buckles and covers for two, then batters his chest with big forearms.
Sheamus holds McIntyre down with a knee to the jaw but the “crowd” rallies and Drew fights up. McIntyre tries to jump over Sheamus but gets caught and hit with a powerslam. Sheamus kicks the back of McIntyre but the Champion fires back with chops and a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre hits the Future Shock DDT and both men are down. They slowly get up and Sheamus runs but gets tossed over the ropes to the apron.
Drew forearms Sheamus off the apron, then goes out and rams him into the ring post a few times. McIntyre gets Sheamus in the ring but the Irishman kicks him as he tries to get back in himself. Drew catches Sheamus with a belly-to-belly, then looks for another but Sheamus elbows him off. McIntyre catches Sheamus with a spinebuster and goes to the corner. The Champion looks for a Claymore but Sheamus avoids it and hits a Brogue Kick for the win!
Sheamus has secured his position as the last entrant into the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday. Sheamus gets on the microphone on the ramp and he says he just beat the WWE Champion and now he is the odds-on favourite. Sheamus says Drew can’t beat him and he’ll prove it on Sunday by becoming the new WWE Champion.
That’s it for this week’s RAW. Let us know what you thought of the show in the comments below. This Sunday will be Elimination Chamber but before then we will have results for NXT and SmackDown, not to mention more news than you can shake a stick at. So we’ll see you back here tomorrow. Until then, stay safe!