In this post, we will share what happened on the 11th January 2021 Episode of WWE RAW. Moreover, we will discuss how it was relevant to the road to WWE Wrestlemania 37 on 28th March 2021.
We all know that WWE RAW holds significance for both the fan and WWE superstars. The importance multiplies to a thousand when the weekly episodes are this close to events like the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. The rivalries get heated-up, the match card is updated with every new episode, and most importantly, the hype related to the event is built up. The 11th January Episode of WWE RAW was no different!
WWE Wrestlemania 37 News: What Happened on WWE RAW’s 11th January 2021 Edition
The show started with the recap of the last week’s legend night theme of WWE RAW, along with the news that the WWE Champion Drew Mcintyre was Covid-19 positive.
HHH and Randy Orton Relived the Evolution Days of 2003-04
After that, a 10-minute extended promo involving HHH and Randy Orton gave us glimpses of a possible evolution rivalry at Wrestle mania 37. However, it is unlikely to happen as Randy Orton is slated to fight the returning Fiend at the grandest stage of them all in 2021.
Moreover, it was further proven when Alexa Bliss interrupted the match between the two by blindsiding RKO. Still, there is a chance that HHH will play a role in ruining Randy’s chances to compete for the championship at WM37 by getting him eliminated from the Royal Rumble match.
Drew Mcintyre vs. Goldberg is on for WWE Royal Rumble 2021
Despite the champ having Covid-19, it is unlikely that he will miss the Royal Rumble 2021 event. Moreover, it was confirmed by Drew himself that he will face one of the greatest superstars of all time in the main event of Royal Rumble 2021 on 31st January. We are in store for an epic between the giants of two different eras and hope the rivalry continues till WWE Wrestlemania 37.
Is Charlotte Flair vs. Ric Flair on the Card for WWE Wrestlemania 37?
It has been two weeks in a row that the dirtiest player in the game, Ric Flair, played a role in his daughter’s defeat to Lacey Evans. Though nothing is definitive, there is a chance that both will be involved in a match at Wrestlemania 37. There are still some rumors that it could be something like a father-daughter match if Charlotte Flair doesn’t end up competing for RAW’s Women Championship.
The rest of the match card that occurred on the 11th January Episode of WWE RAW is as follows:
- Lacey Evans def. Charlotte Flair
- Jaxson Ryker def. Jeff Hardy
- Jeff Hardy def. Elias in a separate match, making two of two for the night
- Keith Lee and Sheamus def. The Miz and John Morrison
- In a separate match Keith Lee def. Sheamus
- T-BAR def. Xavier Woods
- Bobby Lashley def. Riddle—WWE United States Championship;
- Riddle challenged MVP after the above match and def. him by Disqualification
- AJ Styles def. Drew Gulak
- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke (Signs of the former tag champs breaking up were visible)
- Randy Orton vs. Triple H ended in a No Contest after Alexa Bliss interrupted the match, building the hype for RKO vs. The Fiend
WWE Royal Rumble Details: What to Expect from WWE RAW’s Superstars
It is evident with showing the 11th January Episode of WWE RAW that Randy Orton and Bobby Lashley are leading contenders to win the Royal Rumble 2021 match. Both superstars have momentum in their favor.
Moreover, it would be an epic spectacle seeing any one of them fighting someone like Drew Mcintyre or Goldberg main of WWE Wrestlemania 37. However, there are still two full episodes of RAW before the Royal Rumble 2021 event, and plenty more surprises are yet to brace our screens.
Furthermore, we can not rule out the Smackdown superstars as the likes of Kevin Owens and Shinsuke Nakamura have gained speed as well and speculated to stir the 30-man Royal Rumble match.
Things are already heating up, and we as fans are excited to see what WWE will end up showing us at WWE Wrestlemania 37. Though the recent 11th January Episode of WWE RAW 2021 didn’t build any kind of hype for the Wrestlemania 37 or Royal Rumble 2021, there was plenty of easter eggs to pick and understand what will eventually happen!