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WWE Raw results, live blog (Feb. 15, 2021): Elimination Chamber go home

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 15, 2021) from the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, featuring all the latest build to the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday (Feb. 21) at the very same venue.

Advertised for tonight: The six men in Sunday’s WWE title Elimination Chamber match - champion Drew McIntyre, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, The Miz, Jeff Hardy & Sheamus - will battle in a Gauntlet Match to determine whose pod door opens last on Feb. 21. Plus, McIntyre will be a guest on Miz TV, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


He would find them all with mighty vengeance paid for in their pain. Shah-jan, the king of kings wore seven rings and sixty feathers plucked from sparrow’s wings. Growing fat on the throne where he sat like a stone, as a man who has never known no hunger or shown no mercy, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show, folks.

The show opens into the intro video.

The Miz makes his entrance and welcomes us to MizTV before introducing his guest tonight, Drew McIntyre.

Miz apologizes for John Morrison’s absence, claiming he’s off making a Bad Bunny diss track, because of course he is. The A-Lister fluffs McIntyre’s credentials up and asks if he realizes that, statistically speaking, this might be it for his Road to WrestleMania. If it was him, he’d be panicking! Miz goes on and on and finally Drew has had enough and tells him to shut up.

The A-Lister begs off and McIntyre says if he interrupts one more time he’s going to regret it. Miz interrupts, and sure enough, he eats a wicked headbutt to the dome before Drew throws the Money in the Bank briefcase across the arena.

He leaves and Miz crawls up the ropes, saying a little Elimination Chamber pressure and you’re seeing the cracks in the champion. But who can blame him, he has to defeat five superstars just to walk into the main event at WrestleMania, but Miz has no such pressure, because he’s got Money in the Bank. He says he’s a master strategist and he wants every WWE Superstar to be on notice and hear his footsteps.

And as such, he’s removing himself from the Elimination Chamber match!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Matt Riddle chats with his bro-chachos Lucha House Party about favorite presidents.

Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander, Montel Vontavious Porter, & Shelton Benjamin) vs. Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado) & Matt Riddle

Dorado and Benjamin to start, Shelton cuts him off with strikes, whip across, shoulder block connects. Benjamin puts boots to him and gets him in the corner to work him over before making the tag. Hurt Business in control for a minute, Metalik with the tag, elevated splash off Lince’s shoulders, springboard back elbow, tag champs sent to the floor, Shelton trips Riddle up and catches Dorado on a dive!

The Hurt Business stand tall and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Alexander working Metalik over, Cobra Twist applied, making tags, Porter targeting the arm, eventually Riddle gets a hot tag and comes in heavy on Cedric! Overhead exploder suplex, running senton, Penalty Kick, but Alexander gets a kick and a tag to MVP. Poke the eye, right hand, his knee bothering him but he hits the Ballin’ Elbow... LUCHA HOUSE PARTY BREAK THE PIN UP!

Lumbar Check on Metalik kicks off the “everybody do something cool” part of the match, plancha from Lince on Shelton, ripcord knee connects, Montel laid out...

Lucha House Party & Matt Riddle win by pinfall with the corkscrew moonsault from Riddle on MVP.

Post-match, Bobby Lashley blindsides Riddle and LHP on the ramp! Hurt Lock applied on Matt, choking him out!

Backstage, Miz is kvetching at five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce.

He switches gears to thank him for the opportunity to be in the Elimination Chamber but he wants to give back and give his spot to some deserving young up-and-comer ready to take that brass ring... John Morrison. Pearce says he’ll take it into consideration and they shake hands to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of last week’s Damian Priest vs. Angel Garza match that featured interference from Miz, John Morrison, and Bad Bunny.

Bunny is chatting backstage with Mandy Rose, who congratulates him on his work at the Royal Rumble and wishes him luck on Saturday Night Live this week.

She leaves, Damian Priest arrives, and the two of them turn around into an interview.

Priest says he’s doing great, being on the main roster and hanging out with one of the biggest musical stars on the planet.

Suddenly, a clatter is heard...

Akira Tozawa wins the WWE 24/7 Championship from R-Truth by pinfall.

Immediately after, Priest throws him into a road case and motions Bunny to make the pin...

Bad Bunny wins the WWE 24/7 Championship by pinfall!

New Day are chatting up five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce, pitching him on including Kofi Kingston in the Elimination Chamber now that there’s an opening. Miz rolls up to be annoying and insist that he and Pearce have an understanding, brings up Morrison’s ECW World Championship (a valid world title!) reign, and Adam offers a compromise— Kofi and Miz wrestle tonight, winner gets his way with the Chamber spot.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get our annual Elimination Chamber explainer / hype reel.

Lacey Evans cuts a promo during her entrance, taunting Charlotte Flair about her father advising her, and she and Peyton Royce have brought a “Bite Me” candy heart for her.

We go to break before the match can begin, however.

Asuka & Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce

Asuka and Royce to start, the champion with a bit of an advantage, getting Peyton frustrated, Flair tags in, they work her over at length. Royce turns things around on Asuka briefly, both women down and out and crawling for the tag! Flair in, she cuts Peyton off, exploder suplex connects and Royce rolls to the floor. Charlotte smashes her head into the announce table, back in and she tags Evans in!

Lacey walks out and gets on the mic, saying she’s not going to let Charlotte put hands on her, because she’s pregnant. Ric smiles and laughs and “Wooo!”s at this revelation. They walk out together, we get no bell, rules mean nothing, but...

Asuka & Charlotte Flair win by count-out? I guess?

Backstage, Sheamus is interviewed.

He complains about his “verbal agreement” to a title match against Drew McIntyre being broken but claims that he’s going to win the Elimination Chamber match all the same. He’s gonna win tonight’s gauntlet, hang back, enter last, and pick off whoever’s left.

New Day make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of the... ending... to our last match.

Kofi Kingston vs. the Miz

Grappling early, back and forth, Kingston eventually shoves Miz down and referee Darrick Moore warns him off. A-Lister with a waistlock, Kofi fights out, boot up in the corner, headed up top, diving lariat, cover for two! Outside and back in, sidestep the dropkick from Miz, Penalty Kick off the apron! Headed up top, diving double axehandle to the floor!

Whip reversed, kitchen sink knee from the A-Lister, Kingston fights back, missile dropkick for two! Miz catches him up in the ropes, hanging neckbreaker on the apron and then one to the floor and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Miz is stomping away, Kingston catches a kick, back heel trip into a jackknife pin, only two! The A-Lister snaps off a wicked snap DDT... SO CLOSE! Out and back in, Miz off the top with a diving double axehandle... NOPE! Kofi with forearms in the corner, off the ropes, cut off with a front kick, pop-up stomp cuts the Miz off in return and both men are down and out!

Off the ropes, Boom Drop, no dice, SOS connects... MIZ KICKS OUT! Counter a kick in the corner, wrenching Kofi’s leg over the ropes! Back and forth, Kofi lines him up...

Kofi Kingston wins by pinfall with Trouble in Paradise, earning a spot in the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday.

Lana and Naomi are interviewed backstage.

Lana says Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler walk around trying to be the best of all time, but she just goes out there every week and tries to do her best, and she has Naomi to take care of her, to boot. Naomi says Nia deserved to go through the table and a “whole” lot more ha ha do you get it because it sounds like hole

Anyway, we’re going to break.

Back from commercial, we get some hype for Bad Bunny being the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Randy Orton cuts a promo about winning the gauntlet match tonight.

Cut to the Firefly Fun House, where Alexa Bliss is sitting and... meditating? She opens her eyes and spreads some ashes around. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, she says, in the fire he was destroyed, and in the future he will be reborn. The camera angle changes to reveal she’s kneeling in a pentagram drawn on the floor in what appears to be blood, with candles at its five points.

She giggles and claps and the camera zooms out.

Lana and Naomi make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a hype reel / preview / promo package for Young Rock.

Lana vs. Shayna Baszler

Collar and elbow, Baszler with a waistlock takedown, into an armbar, manipulating her joints, falling back into an inverted stomp armbreaker! Kneeling on Lana’s neck, high-angle single-leg crab, stomp to the back, overhead elbows and the Ravishing Russian gets a slap off! Shayna drops her with a lariat, a nearfall, overhead elbows into a cross-leg neck crank!

Lana reverses to a small package, no dice, headkicks until Baszler trips her up! Lana sidesteps a knee, schoolboy denied but she gets a drop toehold to put Shayna into the turnbuckles. Kick out of the corner, going for a flying mare but Baszler rams her into the turnbuckles! Headed up top, jockeying for position, Lana pries her arm free and knocks her down! Perching... diving crossbody connects but it’s only good for two!

Drawing her up, ducking a lariat, they trade kicks and both women are down and out! Nia Jax and Naomi getting into it on the floor, Jax gets the better of her and throws her into the barricade and the apron! Naomi fights back, posts Nia, Shayna goes after her, Lana with an O’Connor Roll that nearly does it! Baszler with a knee... NOPE! The Kirifuda Clutch applied...

Shayna Baszler wins by submission with the Kirifuda Clutch.

Braun Strowman rolls up on five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce backstage to ask why he’s not in the Elimination Chamber match.

Pearce tries to leave but Braun holds him in place and asks if he thinks he’s funny and if he remembers the last time he pissed him off. Adam says his idea was to fill the Chamber with former WWE Champions, simple as that, and the Universal Championship is not the WWE Championship. Strowman tells him to send a message to Shane McMahon— he needs to make this right, or he promises, it won’t be pretty.

AJ Styles makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, AJ Styles chats briefly with his Big Buddy Omos before getting on the mic.

He scoffs at the idea of Kofi Kingston being in the Elimination Chamber and says he’s going to destroy all his hopes and dreams and fantasies of ever being WWE Champion again. AJ says he’s crunched the numbers and he’s going to be WWE Champion again.

AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus (Gauntlet Match)

Styles and Kingston to start.

Circling, AJ goes right after the leg, Kofi kicks him out of the corner! Clubbing blows from Styles, smashing him into the corner, right hands, Kingston turns the tide and throws punches and kicks of his own. Kofi on the apron, AJ kicks his leg but gets low-bridged to the floor! Kingston with the springboard trust fall senton, Xavier Woods plays a little trombone and Omos goozles him... CHOKESLAM OVER THE BARRICADE!

Kingston jaws at him, referee Shaun Bennett gets between them and ejects Omos! AJ Styles chop blocks Kofi Kingston something wicked on the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Styles is still working Kingston’s leg over! Half-crab, Kofi rolls him into a pin for two! Leg kick chops him down, SOS connects but Kingston can’t capitalize! Chop block takes Kofi ass over teakettle, setting him up top, jockeying for position and Kingston sends him crashing down to the mat! Perching, Shadows Over Hell style crossbody splash!

Following it up with cross chops, but AJ DDTs the knee! To the apron, lining him up...

AJ Styles eliminates Kofi Kingston by pinfall with the Phenomenal Forearm.

Drew McIntyre is out third.

He drops Styles with a lariat, smashes his face into the turnbuckles, big chop follows, belly-to-belly suplex out of the corner! He suplexes AJ into the ropes, hammers him with a big boot, and we go to break!

Back from commercial, McIntyre whips Styles into the turnbuckle hard but he grabs the rope to break up the pin! Stomp the hand, backbreaker combo, still only a nearfall! Continuing to grind AJ down relentlessly, inverted Alabama Slam plants him! Styles with a comeback, plancha to the floor! Penalty Kick off the apron follows, Phenomenal Forearm off the apron and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Styles is in control with a reverse chinlock applied in the middle of the ring. McIntyre gets away, overhead belly-to-belly suplex tosses AJ across the ring! Leaping neckbreaker, kip-up! Styles Clash attempt, counter with a back body drop, chops in the corner. Off the ropes, float over, Calf Killer applied! Headbutt forces the break, both men down and out!

Drew a little faster on the draw...

Drew McIntyre eliminates AJ Styles by pinfall with the Claymore.

Jeff Hardy is out fourth and he gets an inset promo about how he’s always taken risks but those risks are worth it when it comes to the WWE Championship.

Hardy with punches out the gates, off the ropes, front kick, duck a lariat, hit a lariat of his own! Float over a slam, waistlock, standing switch... WHISPER IN THE WIND! Action to the floor, diving lariat, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Hardy hits the leg-feed solebutt for two! Forearms over the ropes, snap McIntyre’s neck over the top rope, back inside, Drew counters the Manhattan Drop and runs him over with lariats! Overhead belly-to-belly suplex connects, another one, Jeff comes back with the Manhattan Drop > double leg drop > basement dropkick > big splash sequence but it’s only good for two!

McIntyre with a superplex... NOPE! Twist of Fate connects, Hardy goes up top, Swanton Bomb... THE KNEES WERE UP! He lines Jeff up...

Drew McIntyre eliminates Jeff Hardy by pinfall with the Claymore.

Randy Orton is out fifth and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Orton and McIntyre trading punches, Randy dumps him to the floor and they brawl on the floor! The lights go down Fiendwise and Alexa Bliss’ giggling face appears on every screen in the ThunderDome while referee Shaun Bennett counts...

Randy Orton is eliminated by countout.

McIntyre hits a Claymore on him to boot!

Sheamus is out sixth, naturally.

The Celtic Warrior blindsides Drew and beats him down on the floor! Fighting over the barricade, smashing McIntyre into the ringpost, back inside, Bennett checks on Drew and he wants to fight!

Sheamus hammering him with strikes in the corner, clubbing blows into a cover for two! Knee drops connect, stepping on McIntyre’s jaw, hammer whip, cover comes up empty. Up and over, the Celtic Warrior catches him into a powerslam... NO GOOD! Drew lands a headbutt, Future Shock connects, both men down and out! They end up on the floor, McIntyre puts Sheamus head-first into the post a few times!

Caught with a kick, whip reversed, Drew fires off an overhead belly-to-belly suplex! Spinning spinebuster follows, but Sheamus lines him up...

Sheamus wins, last eliminating Drew McIntyre by pinfall with the Brogue Kick and earning the right to enter last in the Elimination Chamber.

Post-match, Sheamus cuts a promo about beating Drew and says he’s going to win the WWE Championship on Sunday.

That’s the show, folks.

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