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WWE Raw live results: Elimination Chamber go-home show

Date: February 15, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL 

The Big Takeaway -- 

Sheamus pinned Drew McIntyre to win the gauntlet match after McIntyre had already wrestled AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton. (Orton was counted out after one minute because he was distracted by Alexa Bliss’ face plastered on every screen in the Thunderdome.) As a result, Sheamus will enter last in Sunday’s chamber match. 

Kofi Kingston is replacing The Miz in the chamber after Miz removed himself from the match. Miz tried to get John Morrison to replace him but Kingston beat Miz to secure his spot. 

Keith Lee and Mustafa Ali (and Retribution) were not on the show. The announcers said Lee was injured by Bobby Lashley and his status was questionable. 

Oh, and Lacey Evans announced that she’s pregnant, presumably with Ric Flair’s child.

Show Recap -- 

MizTV with guest Drew McIntyre 

The Miz, wearing a suit, entered without John Morrison. Miz introduced Drew McIntyre who wore his gear. Miz said Morrison was with a producer making a Bad Bunny diss track. 

Miz kept referring to Drew as “Andy” and asked him if he thought his road to WrestleMania would end on Sunday. Miz kept interrupting before McIntyre could respond. Miz went on about Sheamus turning his back on McIntyre. Miz kept talking for what felt like forever as McIntyre got increasingly impatient. 

McIntyre finally cut him off and yelled at him to shut up. Miz tried to apologize but McIntyre warned him not to say another word or else. Miz responded so McIntyre headbutted him and launched his briefcase toward the stage. McIntyre left. 

Miz got up and claimed that the pressure was getting to McIntyre. Miz continued to talk and claimed he was thinking on a level no one else could fathom. 

After a few more minutes of talking, Miz announced that he was removing himself from the chamber match. 

Six-man tag match: Riddle & Lucha House Party defeated MVP, Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin (10:07) 

Before the match, Riddle spoke to Lucha House Party about Presidents’ Day and said his favourite president was Harrison Ford. 

Two minutes into the match, instead of dives sending us to break, they went to break after Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik tried dives but Benjamin and Alexander knocked them down while also knocking Riddle off the apron. 

They beat up on Metalik until he gave Benjamin a DDT and made the hot tag to Riddle who hit Alexander with a suplex, senton and kicks. MVP had blind-tagged in and decked Riddle. MVP started limping so he may have hurt his leg upon entering the ring. 

Everyone traded moves until Dorado took out Benjamin with a dive. Riddle hit MVP with a knee strike and Floating Bro for the pinfall win. 

Bobby Lashley, wearing a suit, attacked Riddle from behind after the match. He also took out Lucha House Party without a problem. Lashley put down Riddle with the Hurt Lock as they cut the cameras and shook them violently. 

Miz complained to Adam Pearce about his briefcase being dented. He thanked Pearce for the chance to be in the chamber but he wanted to give back to a young and up-and-comer. He thought Morrison should take his spot. Pearce said he’d think about it. It was clear he didn’t like this idea. 

Mandy Rose spoke with Bad Bunny in the back. She wore one of his t-shirts and asked if he had an extra one for Dana Brooke. She wished him luck on SNL this week and left. Priest showed up and was impressed with Bad Bunny. 

Sarah Schreiber tried interviewing them but they were interrupted by Akira Tozawa pinning R-Truth nearby to win the 24/7 title. Priest decked Tozawa and told Bad Bunny to cover him. Bad Bunny pinned Tozawa to win the title. 

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods approached Pearce. Kingston hoped that Pearce wasn’t taking Miz’s suggestion seriously and reminded him that he was a former WWE Champion. Kingston wanted the spot. Miz appeared (again) to tell them that it would be Morrison. 

New Day said Morrison wasn’t even a former world champion. Miz reminded them that he was a former ECW Champion. They all yelled at each other until Pearce stopped them. Pearce made a match between Kingston and Miz. If Miz wins, Morrison gets the spot, if Kingston wins, he gets the spot. 

(I think a match between Mustafa Ali and Kingston for the final spot would’ve been a better idea given their story.) 

WWE congratulated themselves on reaching 10 million followers on TikTok. 

There was an Elimination Chamber video package. 

Raw Women’s Champion Asuka & Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce & Lacey Evans (w/Ric Flair) 

Evans cut a (bad) promo before the match. She thanked Charlotte for getting herself disqualified last week so she can get the title shot. She had a candy heart as a gift for Charlotte and claimed it said “bite me” on it. (It didn’t say anything on it.) Evans told Asuka she would win the title on Sunday. 

[Second hour] 

There was a Black History Month video with Big E, Titus O’Neil and Sasha Banks. 

The match began after a break. Royce started the match and Evans didn’t want to get in. Royce managed to take control of Asuka after a couple of kicks to the head. Asuka fought back and they collided with clothesline attempts. Charlotte tagged in but Evans ignored Royce’s tag. 

Charlotte tossed around Royce until Royce forced a tag on Evans. Evans backed away up the ramp. Charlotte wanted to go after her but the ref stopped her. 

Evans grabbed the mic and announced that she was pregnant. Ric Flair celebrated and said, “call me daddy.” They played Evans’ music as Ric danced around. Charlotte was stunned. 

I guess that’s a no contest. 

Chary Caruso interviewed Sheamus. He planned on winning the gauntlet tonight and winning the chamber on Sunday. He didn’t even care if McIntyre got eliminated before he got in the ring. The end result would be him winning the WWE title either way. 

Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz (14:10) 

Kingston was all over Miz until Miz caught him in the ropes and hit a neckbreaker on the apron (sort of) and another one outside the ring. 

Miz was in control through commercials but Kingston blocked an It kick and cradled him for two. Miz came right back with a DDT for two. Miz dropped Kingston over the barricade before hitting a double axe handle off the top for two. Kingston missed a corner splash and Miz followed with a big boot for two. 

Kingston came back with a double foot stomp, boom drop, and SOS for two. Miz blocked a kick and wrenched Kingston’s leg on the rope. Miz applied a figure four but Kingston got a rope break. 

Kingston responded soon after with Trouble in Paradise for the pinfall win. Kingston is now in the WWE title chamber match. Kingston looked good in this match. 

They aired a replay of Lana beating Nia Jax in the tables match. (Jax saying “my hole” was included in the replay.) Schreiber interviewed Lana and Naomi. Lana said she was just giving her best effort every week and had Naomi to support her. Naomi said Jax got what she deserved. They also made “hole” puns. 

They plugged Bad Bunny’s upcoming appearance on SNL. 

The Elimination Chamber video package aired again. 

Randy Orton cut a promo backstage. He planned on winning the gauntlet and doing whatever it took to get back what’s his. He proved he was willing to do anything when he set the Fiend on fire. He wanted to headline WrestleMania and the other five men in the chamber would all be victims. 

Before he could say his last line, he was interrupted by a video of Alexa Bliss. She said “he” would be reborn. She giggled like a child as the camera zoomed in on her. 

They plugged Young Rock airing on NBC tomorrow (which included a note about the show being available the next day on Peacock). 

Shayna Baszler (w/Nia Jax) defeated Lana (w/Naomi) (4:21) 

Baszler easily worked over Lana until Lana pushed her off the turnbuckle and hit a flying crossbody for two. Jax attacked Naomi outside the ring but Naomi shoved her into the post. 

Baszler went after Naomi so Lana tried a rollup but Baszler kicked out. Baszler hit a knee strike and applied a Kirifuda Clutch for the submission win. (They went straight to the back when this was over.) 

Braun Strowman confronted Pearce. He wanted to know why he wasn’t in the chamber match. Pearce tried to leave but Strowman wouldn’t let him. Strowman reminded him of what he did to Pearce a few months ago. 

Pearce explained that the match only included former WWE Champions. Strowman said he was Universal Champion. Pearce said he wasn’t technically WWE Champion. (He was willing to put Morrison in the match.) Strowman demanded he go to Shane McMahon and make this right. 

[Third hour] 

AJ Styles cut a weird promo before the gauntlet match. He called Kingston a warm-up and said Joseph Park helped him and Omos run the numbers to determine that, statistically speaking, he can’t lose the chamber match. 

Gauntlet match 

AJ Styles defeated Kofi Kingston (w/Xavier Woods) (11:05) 

Kingston wiped out Styles with a trust fall dive. Woods played the trombone on the announce table until Omos grabbed him by the throat, lifted him high with one arm and chokeslammed him over the barricade. Kingston confronted Omos and the ref tossed Omos from ringside. As Kingston checked on Woods, Styles chop-blocked him and they went to break. 

Kingston came back a few times but Styles went right after his leg to cut him off. Styles followed with a Phenomenal forearm for the pinfall win. 

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defeated AJ Styles (18:12)

McIntyre tossed Styles around and knocked him off the apron with a big boot. (Actually, Styles went down too early and McIntyre missed the boot but Styles sold it anyway.) 

McIntyre was still in full control after a break. McIntyre actually hit a Michinoku Driver for two. McIntyre hit a reverse Alabama Slam but Styles nailed a dropkick before McIntyre could attempt a Claymore. With McIntyre outside the ring, Styles hit a flying forearm, penalty kick and a forearm off the apron which led to break. 

McIntyre came back with clotheslines, an overhead suplex, and a neckbreaker, but Styles caught him with an enziguri as he came off the top rope. Styles managed to apply a Calf Crusher but McIntyre headbutted him to escape. 

Styles missed a forearm and McIntyre chucked him hard into the middle rope. McIntyre followed with a Claymore Kick for the pinfall win. This was good.

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Jeff Hardy (12:01) 

McIntyre didn’t get much of a chance to recover as Hardy went right after him and hit a Whisper in the Wind for two. Hardy hit a flying clothesline off the apron which led to break and he remained in control through the break. 

McIntyre came back with clotheslines, overhead suplexes, and a neckbreaker, but Hardy countered a DDT and hit a leg drop, low dropkick and splash for two. McIntyre followed with a Future Shock DDT for a nearfall. McIntyre hit a vertical suplex outside the ring and rolled Hardy back in for a two count. McIntyre followed with a great looking superplex for a nearfall. 

Hardy ducked a Claymore attempt and hit a Twist of Fate. Hardy tried a Swanton Bomb but McIntyre got his knees up and nailed a Claymore Kick for the pinfall win. 

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defeated Randy Orton via countout (1:03) 

They went to break when Orton entered and came back with less than 10 minutes left in the show. 

McIntyre chucked Orton into the barricade, and of course, it was time for magic. The lights went dark and Alexa Bliss’ face appeared on every single screen, including the ones above the ring. She giggled as Orton looked around and suddenly they announced that he had been counted out. Orton tried going after McIntyre but he ran into a Claymore Kick. 

Sheamus defeated WWE Champion Drew McIntyre (non-title) to win the gauntlet match (4:38) 

Sheamus attacked McIntyre from behind as his music played. Sheamus laid him out in the ring and the ref checked on him. The ref asked if he wanted to start the match and he said yes. 

The ref started it and Sheamus immediately took control. McIntyre came back with a headbutt and Future Shock DDT. McIntyre twice drove Sheamus into the post and followed with an overhead suplex and spinebuster in the ring. 

McIntyre missed a Claymore Kick and Sheamus followed with a Brogue Kick for the pinfall win. Sheamus will enter the chamber last. 

After the match, Sheamus said McIntyre can’t beat him and he will become the new WWE Champion.