WWE Raw: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens pick up win in main event

Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Seth Rollins enters to face Cesaro for a singles match during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Seth Rollins enters to face Cesaro for a singles match during WrestleMania 37 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

WWE Raw hailed from the hometown of the Almighty, Bobby Lashley as he’s set to address the upcoming challenge at Elimination Chamber. WWE Hall of Famer Lita is also in attendance as she prepares for her match against Becky Lynch that same night.

The night started off with the final round of the academic challenge between Team RK-Bro and Alpha Academy. Alpha Academy jumped out to an early lead but Team RK-BRO came back with Randy Orton winning the game. Their struggles wouldn’t end there as The Street Profits were soon to follow down to the ring. That led to a match between the two teams.

Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford worked well to start the match, isolating Gable in the ring. Dawkins continued to keep the momentum squarely on Gable, knocking him down with a big dropkick. That changed when Otis was tagged in, putting the hurt on Ford swiftly. Otis followed that up with a big splash and then a submission holds to keep Ford grounded.

Gable kept up the offense when he tagged in. Hitting a Belly-to-Belly on Dawkins for a two count. Dawkins turned it around briefly but Otis stepped in. Ford knocked him from the ring and followed that up with an over-the-top dive. Gable was able to catch Dawkins trying to counter the ankle lock to pick up the victory.

Alpha Academy defeated the Street Profits via pinfall.

Bobby Lashley was out with MVP next to celebrate his title victory in his hometown. Lashley had a lot to say about Brock Lesnar, Elimination Chamber, and being the main event for WrestleMania in April.

AJ Styles was out for a championship contender’s match against WWE United States Champion, Damian Priest.

Styles attempted to use his speed initially, but Priest was easily able to take over with his power game. Styles was almost able to counter the bigger man before taking a clothesline for a two count. He stopped Priest when he went for the Reckoning and after multiple counters, he landed a neck breaker but Priest kicked out at two.

Styles unloaded with offense on Priest, who was ready to strike back. Styles hit the Pele Kick but Priest fell on top of him, nearly getting the pinfall. But again, in a game of counters, it was Styles catching Priest as he hit the ropes with a big Phenomenal Forearm to pick up the victory.

AJ Styles defeated Damian Priest via pinfall.

The Miz and Maryse were out for a talk show segment with Rey Mysterio and Dominick Mysterio as their guests. The back and forth led to a match between The Miz and Dominick.

Dominick taunted The Miz with some dance moves, but Maryse tripped him up before he could capitalize. She was thrown from ringside for her actions. Rey tripped up The Miz as payback and that allowed Dominick to roll him up for the victory.

Dominick Mysterio defeated The Miz via pinfall.

Bianca Belair was out next for action against Nikki ASH.

Belair was able to control the match early, running through Nikki, then knocking her from the ring with a dropkick. But Nikki was able to ground the bigger woman and hit her with strikes. She locked in a half-crab to focus on Belair’s leg.

Belair was able to get back to her feet and hit a fallaway slam. On one leg she almost hit three body slams before being pushed into the corner. She would then follow that up with a series of vertical suplexes for a two count. Nikki answered with a tornado DDT for a two count. However, Belair immediately responded kicking Nikki’s head into the steel post and finishing her off with the KOD for the win.

Bianca Belair defeated Nikki ASH via pinfall.

A rematch between Kevin Owens and Austin Theory was next.

Theory and Owens came out striking first, with Theory dropping Owens with a dropkick. He’d then backed him into the corner for more punches and kicks. He would then sling Owens into the turnbuckle for a one count. Owens slapped Theory, causing him to get more aggressive with his offense.


Owens fired back, landing a senton, but missed a shoulder charge, hitting the corner. Theory tried to throw Owens into the steel stairs but Owens countered, using the stairs on Theory. He followed that up with a fall-away throw into the barricade.

Owens hit a cannonball in the corner, forcing Theory to roll out the ring. Owens didn’t give him room to breathe, hitting a frog splash on the apron before throwing him back in the ring. Theory avoided the Pop-Up Powerbomb, but they exchanged positions until Theory hit a belly-to-back suplex for a two count. Theory ended up on Owen’s shoulders on the second rope which ended up being a big move. Owens was countered on the Senton Bomb, but Owens counted the drop kick with a superkick, hitting the Stunner for the win.

Kevin Owens defeated Austin Theory via pinfall.

Lita was out next to talk about her upcoming match against Becky Lynch. That led to Lynch making her way down to the ring. The two women ended up brawling in the ring with Lynch standing tall for a moment, but she went back for the Manhandle Slam, only to get planted with the Twist of Fate and hit with a moonsault.

Liv Morgan was out to take on Doudrop next.

Doudrop immediately tossed Morgan to the floor. She tried to lock up again, only to get dropped on her face. Morgan got to Doudrop’s back and was able to hit some offense, but Doudrop answered with a crossbody out the corner. Morgan continued to try to fight back, but none of her offense worked against the bigger woman.

Right out of the commercial break and Morgan was on the wrong end of a senton. Morgan kicked out and struggled back to her feet before attacking Doudrop’s legs. She finally knocked Doudrop down with a springboard dropkick and then a step-up knee in the corner. Doudrop dropped Morgan with an electric chair but she was still unable to get the pin.

Morgan was grounded in the corner before taking a massive Vader Bomb from Doudrop to get the victory.

Doudrop defeated Liv Morgan via pinfall.

Seth Rollins versus Matt Riddle stepped out next for the main event.

Rollins got off to a hot start, staying one step ahead of Riddle. Riddle lured him into an armbar, causing Rollins to go right to battering Riddle. Riddle reversed his momentum, causing Rollings to fall outside the ring. But Rollins caught Riddle, tossing him into the top of the barricade.

Back inside the ring Rollins remained in control, grounding Riddle with a chin lock. Riddle tried to move around but Rollins kept his grasp on him, finishing off a series of knees with a gut buster. Riddle fought back to his feet and landed a back elbow out the corner. Rollins trapped him in the corner, raining down elbows before hitting a double stomp. Riddle was able to kick out at two.

Riddle flipped out of a back suplex and landed an overhead kick to counter. That led to a series of big forearms to the face and a big exploder suplex. Riddle went for the senton but Riddle got his knees up to counter before tossing Rollins out to the floor and landing a kick. Riddle then hit a springboard Floating Bro to the floor. However, Kevin Owens charged out and attacked. That brought out Randy Orton.

The match switched to a tag team match with Owens and Rollins taking on Team RK-Bro.

Orton nearly put Rollins through the table before getting him back in the ring. But Owens was there after a blind tag with a big superkick. He would drop Riddle with a clothesline, followed up by a springboard moonsault for a two count. Rollins was tagged back in to pick apart Riddle. They isolated him on their side of the ring while mocking Orton.

Rollins went to the top but Riddle was able to roll out of the way to avoid a big splash. He tagged in Owens who went after Riddle, but he was able to fight out of the position to get to the tag. Orton went right at Rollins, laying into him before hitting the powerslam on both men. Rollins was also on the wrong end of the hanging DDT.

Riddle made a blind tag and saved Orton, but Riddle hit a big rolling elbow into the curb stomp to pick up the victory.

Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens defeated Matt Riddle and Randy Orton via pinfall.