January 5th, 2021
 WWE RAW Results – January 4th, 2021

Sheamus and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre are backstage. Sheamus talks about tonight’s main event and asks Drew to give Lee an extra kick in the head for him. Drew says he will do whatever it takes to defend his title. Sheamus wishes him good luck. Sheamus turns to leave but WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart have walked up. Hogan is fans of both and he’s glad he ran into the champ, so he can wish him all the good luck in the world. Hogan says it looks like Drew has been saying his prayers and eating his vitamins, and he’s proud of the way Drew has been carrying the WWE Title through these trying times. Hogan goes on and says Drew reminds him of himself. Drew thanks Hogan and says this is all surreal. He jokes around and asks if Sheamus reminds Hogan of Hart. Sheamus isn’t in the mood for jokes but wishes Drew good luck again, and says he will see Drew and Hogan for drinks later. Hart tells Sheamus to lighten up some and follows him away, yelling over and over about lightening up. Drew and Hogan then deliver the “what ya gonna do…” line for Lee.

WWE Title Match: Keith Lee vs. Drew McIntyre

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre with the sword and pyro. The champ hits the ring and yells out as more pyro explodes. Drew raises the title in the air as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Drew looks on as Keith Lee makes his way out to a pop. We see all of the WWE Legends and Hall of Famers standing on the stage to greet Lee. Lee enters the ring and we get formal ring introductions from Rome. Lee and Drew face off and have some words as the Legends look on from seats on the stage.

The bell rings and they lock up, going to the corner and then against the ropes. The referee counts and Drew backs off. They lock up again and Lee takes it to the corner, overpowering Drew. They break again and lock up. Drew goes behind and takes control with a headlock, wearing Lee down. Lee breaks out. They collide with shoulders and face off again. Drew runs the ropes. Lee leaps over him but his foot hits his shoulder and he goes down, but keeps moving. Drew gets the upperhand for a second. They trade shoves. Lee yells that this is a championship match. Drew smacks him and things pick up. Drew beats Lee into the corner and unloads. Lee overpowers but Drew kicks him in the shoulder. Lee makes a big power swing and Drew goes down, stunned

Lee yells at Drew to come back in the ring as the referee counts. Drew holds his jaw as he comes back in. They go for a test of strength now. Drew takes control and kicks Lee to bring him to one knee. Drew with more offense while Lee is on one knee. Drew drops Lee and stomps on his face. Drew with a big chop in the corner now. Lee ends up clotheslining Drew over the top rope to the floor. Lee follows and they fight at ringside. Lee charges with a big Pounce to knock Drew over the barrier as fans pop. Lee stands tall as ringside as Drew struggles to get back up and come over the barrier. We go to commercial as Lee returns to the ring.

Back from the break and Lee is in control. Lee whips Drew hard into the corner and he goes back down. Drew is clutching his ribs now. Lee with another close 2 count. Lee with more big strikes, keeping Drew down in the opposite corner. Lee works over Drew some more for another 2 count. Lee delivers a big scoop slam but Drew kicks out at 2. Lee with another big slam and pin attempt as we see the Legends and Hall of Famers watching from the stage.

Drew avoids a big shot in the corner, and then Grizzly Magnum. Drew with big chops of his own. Lee fights off a belly-to-belly suplex attempt. Drew rams Lee back into the corner. Lee keeps fighting off the suplex but Drew isn’t giving up. Lee scoops Drew but he slides out and rams Lee into the turnbuckles. Drew tries again and finally launches Lee with the big belly-to-belly suplex. Fans pop and the Legends applaud.

Drew with a neckbreaker and a kip up for another pop. Lee side-steps the Claymore Kick and they tangle some more back and forth. Lee drives Drew down into the mat with a chokeslam for another close 2 count. Drew rolls to the floor for a breather but Lee is following him. Lee stops to argue with the referee on the apron. Drew takes advantage, grabs Lee from the floor and sends him crashing through the announce table. Lee is down in the debris as RAW goes to commercial.

Back from the break and Drew floors Lee in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Lee counters a shot and hits the Grizzly Magnum chops. Lee turns Drew inside out with a big clothesline for another close pin attempt. Lee charges but Drew ducks a clothesline and goes for a back-slide. Lee resists but Drew flips over, kicks him in the gut and drops him with a Futureshock DDT. Lee kicks out just in time as the Legends look on.

Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as the Legends clap with them. Drew goes to the top but Lee jumps up with a headbutt. Lee climbs up for a superplex but Drew fights back. Lee clubs Drew over the back. Lee is slow to get in position but he then delivers a huge Spanish Fly from the top. Drew still kicks out at 2. Lee can’t believe it.

Lee looks for the Spirit Bomb but Drew fights him off. Drew catches Lee with a big Spinebuster in the middle of the ring but Lee still kicks out. Drew goes right to the corner and waits for Lee to get back to his feet. Lee catches the Claymore Kick in mid-air. Drew blocks the Spirit Bomb. They run the ropes and Drew delivers a Claymore for the pin to retain.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

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