WWE Raw Legends Night: Hulk Hogan, Torrie Wilson, Melina, Sgt. Slaughter and Many Legends Show Up In ThunderDome

Published 01/05/2021, 1:35 AM EST


WWE Legends Night is in the books, and we can safely say that it was an eventful start to the year. Apart from the various legends that showed up for cameo appearances, there were also some really good matches sprinkled in between. From the revival of a past rivalry, to an excellent WWE Championship match, here is what WWE RAW had to offer.

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Hulkamania kicked off WWE Raw

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The show kicked off with the legendary Hulk Hogan welcoming fans to the Legends Night. He ran through a few of his iconic catchphrases before the show began in the Thunderdome. Then, Money in the Bank holder The Miz and John Morrison arrived for an edition of Miz TV. Their guests for this week: The New Day.

A tag team match between The Miz and Morrison and the New Day began after the Miz TV segment. Xavier Woods picked up the win after connecting with a brutal shining wizard on John Morrison.

After that match, we saw a segment involving Angel Garza and some of WWE’s legends. Sgt. Slaughter, Tatanka and Mickie James had a hilarious run in with the former NXT Cruiserweight Champion.

After that segment, we saw AJ Styles take on Elias in a rematch from last week. Styles gained the victory after executing a picture-perfect Styles Clash.

Jaxson Ryker and Omos had a spectacular confrontation after the match. As Ryker went to strike Styles with the guitar, Omos stepped in and kicked the guitar which obliterated in Ryker’s hands.

After the match, we saw a confrontation between Randy Orton and WWE legend The Big Show.

Ric Flair appears in Charlotte Flair’s corner

The ‘Nature Boy’ was an obvious choice to have on Legends Night. Flair appeared in his daughter’s corner for her tag team match against Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans.

Evans tried to get a little foxy with Flair, but Charlotte was not impressed with it. Ric mistakenly costed Charlotte the match which led to her admonishing him from the Thunderdome. Could this be the sign of a heel turn?

Next, we saw Bobby Lashley take on his new nemesis/nuisance, Matt Riddle. Fans have touted the latter as a potential challenger for the US Championship.

Riddle beat Lashley and is surely on the path to facing the CEO of the Hurt Business for the title. After the match, we saw an intense segment involving Randy Orton and Mark Henry, two iconic rivals from SmackDown in 2011.

Dana Brooke pulled off a massive upset against Shayna Baszler which carries forward that storyline. We also saw Randy Orton pull up to Molly Holly, I.R.S (father of WWE superstar Bray Wyatt) and Ric Flair, where he insulted his former mentor to his face. After that segment, we saw the ‘Viper’ defeat Jeff Hardy in a violent match.

Melina and Torrie Wilson show up before the main event

Two former icons of the women’s division appeared in segments with the current crop of young Superstars. Melina was seen doing the ‘Lucha’ chant with Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado while Torrie Wilson played a hilarious prank on Angel Garza which allowed R-Truth to win back the WWE 24/7 Championship from Garza.

The WWE Championship match closed out the night. Keith Lee and Drew McIntyre put on a stunning main event which could have main evented a PPV.

Lee pulled out a wonderful Spanish Fly from the top rope, but McIntyre’s Claymore Kick flattened Lee’s chances of winning the WWE Championship. However, McIntyre would get the biggest surprise towards the end.

Goldberg returns on WWE RAW

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Former WWE Universal Champion Goldberg made a huge return to Monday Night RAW. He walked up to the WWE Champion and accused him of being disrespectful towards WWE legends.

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In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Goldberg challenged Drew to a match for the title at the Royal Rumble. Drew said that fighting Goldberg would be like fighting his dad which led to the legend shoving him down to close the show.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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