WWE Raw: January 25, 2021, started off on a bizarre note when the company turned a singles match into a tag team match. However, it picked up pace when Drew McIntyre appeared to make an announcement.
WWE Raw results
Charlotte Flair vs. Shayna Baszler
This was supposed to be a singles match between the Superstars until it restarted thrice. The first time it restarted was following Nia Jax interfering and the match turning into a DQ.
Result: Charlotte Flair defeated Shayna Baszler via DQ
It again restarted when Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, and Lacey Evans interfered. The ring turned into a brawl-zone and the company initiated a six-woman tag team match.
The referee awarded the win to Rose, Flair, and Brooke when Baszler could not make it back inside the ring in time.
Result: Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke, and Mandy Rose declared winners.
Adam Pearce restarted the match a third time. This time, the heels took over and Nia Jax choke bombed Dana Brooke.
Result: Nia Jax, Lacey Evans, and Shayna Baszler defeat Charlotte Flair, Mandy Rose, and Dana Brooke via pinfall.
Drew McIntyre and Bill Goldberg
The WWE Champion returned to the ring after being away for two weeks because of COVID-19. During his segment, he claimed he will put an end to Goldberg’s streak of returning and securing victories over challengers.
The Miz and John Morrison appeared, and the former threatened to cash in his Money in the Bank contract at Royal Rumble. This is when Bill Goldberg entered the dome and told McIntyre what was coming his way.
The segment ended with Goldberg taking down The Miz with a spear and Drew McIntyre taking down John Morrison with a claymore.
Matt Riddle vs. The Hurt Business
‘The Original Bro’ wants a shot at the United States Championship. However, he had to go through Shelton Benjamin, Cedric Alexander, and MVP in a Gauntlet Match.
Riddle faced Shelton Benjamin first. Benjamin could have claimed the win, but Cedric Alexander distracted the referee. Riddle capitalized on the missed opportunity and pinned Benjamin for a victory.
Next up was MVP. However, Riddle quickly used a heel hook on him. He secured the win over MVP via tap out.
Finally, Riddle had to face Cedric Alexander. Alexander kept him beat down for quite a while before Riddle used an exploder on him.
He secured a win over Alexander with a victory roll. The segment ended with Bobby Lashley beating him and leaving him in the aisle.
Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
Last week, Alexa Bliss defeated Asuka. This week, Asuka put the WWE Raw Women’s Championship title on the line.
The match was more inclined towards Bliss playing mind games with Asuka than fighting her.
Right after tossing Asuka to the floor, Alexa Bliss was riding a toy horse in the middle of the ring. Next, right when Asuka was establishing her dominance, Bliss took over with a change in theme, lights, and appearance.
Little Miss Bliss applied the Mandible Claw on ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’, but Randy Orton arrived inside the ring with his burned face. He delivered an RKO to Bliss, and the segment ended with him standing over Bliss.
Result: Alexa Bliss defeated Asuka via DQ.
Xavier Woods vs. Slapjack
Xavier Woods secured the win against Slapjack, but T-Bar put Woods down as Mustafa Ali addressed him. The Retribution leader asked Woods to let Kofi Kingston know Ali is replacing him in the Royal Rumble Match.
AJ Styles vs. R-Truth
R-Truth challenged AJ Styles so he could compete at Royal Rumble. AJ Styles took down the 24*7 champion using a Calf Crusher.
Sheamus vs. John Morrison
John Morrison and Sheamus dominated the match in turns.
Towards the end, Morrison hung Sheamus from the top rope. However, Sheamus recovered and hit Morrison on the face with his knee, securing the victory.
The Miz was ringside the entire time. After the match, he challenged Sheamus to a two-on-one match.
There was a brief pause before Sheamus battled both The Miz and John Morrison. The Miz and Morrison dominated the match for the majority of its running time. They beat down Sheamus prior to the Royal Rumble match next week.
Finally, The Miz secured the win after delivering a Skull-Crushing Finale.
Edge returns to WWE
Edge returned on WWE Raw to announce his entry into the Royal Rumble Match on Sunday.
The Hurt Business VIP Lounge
R-Truth interrupted the segment and caused chaos. After a while of chasing, MVP was left alone inside the ring.
Matt Riddle appeared, hit MVP with a knee strike, and escaped.