The first Raw of the new year kicked off with Legends Night, which also boasted the WWE Championship match between Drew McIntyre and former NXT Champion Keith Lee.
Opening Segment: Miz TV
This week’s episode of the show kicked off with Miz TV where The Miz showed off the fact that he was Mr. Money In The Bank once again. The New Day were The Miz’s guests, but took over the show and renamed it New Day Talks. Teddy Long then made his way out to announce a tag team match between the four men.
The New Day def. The Miz and John Morrison
The New Day looked to kick off the new year in style following their RAW Tag Team Championship loss back in December. Despite Miz and Morrison looking to cheat to pick up the win, Xavier Woods was able to secure the victory for his team following a Shining Wizard on John Morrison.
Backstage: There were several backstage cameos from legends, as Angel Garza ran into Mickie James, Tatanka, Alicia Fox, and Sgt. Slaughter while celebrating his 24/7 Championship win.
AJ Styles def. Elias
Styles announced his participation in the 2021 Royal Rumble match and went on to celebrate with a victory over Elias following a Styles Clash. After the match, Jaxson Ryker tried to attack Styles but Omos kicked the steel chair out of his hand with authority.
Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce def Asuka and Charlotte
Ric Flair was at ringside for this match and was helpful for Asuka and his daughter. Asuka and Charlotte looked to be continuing their winning streak until Ric Flair accidentally tripped his own daughter and cost her the match.
After the match, Charlotte told her father to stay out of her business.
Riddle def. Bobby Lashley
After weeks of issues, Riddle and Lashley finally collided one-on-one, even though the Championship wasn’t on the line. Lashley locked in The Hurt Lock and Riddle tapped, but the referee didn’t see it. Lashley broke the hold and Riddle was then able to pin the Champion with a rollup.
Backstage: Randy Orton announced his participation in the 2021 Royal Rumble as part of a backstage segment where he belittled Mark Henry.
Dana Brooke def. Shayna Baszler
Mandy Rose headed to the ring to take on Shayna Baszler but was attacked by The Submission Magician ahead of the match. Dana Brooke then ran down to the ring and challenged Baszler.
After weeks of issues, Baszler and Brooke collided, and when The Queen of Spade locked in the Kirofuda Clutch, Brooke reversed into a pin for the victory. After the match, Baszler wouldn’t break the hold until Rose entered the ring and kneed her in the face.
Randy Orton def. Jeff Hardy
Randy Orton had already been part of a busy night given all of his altercations with the returning legends, but he finished his night in the ring with Jeff Hardy. After an interesting bout between the two men, Hardy went for the Twist of Fate, but Orton countered with the RKO.
Lucha House Party def. The Hurt Business
The New Raw Tag Team Champions had a rough start of the year since Shelton and Cedric found it hard to remain on the same page throughout, and Lince Dorado took advantage and got the win with a crucifix pin.
Backstage: Angel Garza was tricked by Torrie Wilson, and after being scared by The Boogeyman, he was pinned by R-Truth to win his 46th 24/7 Championship.
WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. Keith Lee |Goldberg Returns
With many WWE legends watching on from the stage, Lee and McIntyre main evented Legends Night and the two men put on a fantastic show. Lee seemed as though he had McIntyre’s number several times and even managed to counter a Claymore into an attempted Spirit Bomb, but McIntyre found a way out and hit his finisher to retain his Championship.
Following the match, Goldberg made his way down to the ring and challenged McIntyre to a match at the Royal Rumble. As of writing, it’s unknown if this has been accepted.