WWE RAW notes: Damian Priest & Bad Bunny, Carlito wrestles, Naomi pins Asuka

The post-Royal Rumble edition of RAW featured the debut of Damian Priest as he was aligned with Bad Bunny. Carlito and Naomi competed as well.

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WWE is coming off of their 34th annual Royal Rumble event and the post-Royal Rumble episode of RAW featured the debut of former NXT North American Champion Damian Priest. Priest picked up a win over The Miz. Priest was cornered by Bad Bunny who dove onto Miz and John Morrison at the Royal Rumble after Priest eliminated them both.

To open RAW, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre kicked off the show after he retained his title at the Rumble by besting Goldberg. McIntyre was interrupted by the 2021 men’s Royal Rumble winner Edge and they both were later joined in the ring by Sheamus. After their respective back and forth exchanges, Sheamus Brogue Kicked McIntyre. Later in the show during a backstage segment, McIntyre stated that since Sheamus is willing to throw away their friendship for the WWE Championship, he’s got his match.

Scheduled for the 2/5 episode of SmackDown are both 2021 Royal Rumble winners Bianca Belair and Edge.

Naomi pinned RAW Women’s Champion Asuka on tonight’s RAW. Within that victory, she earned a tag title match for herself and Lana. As Charlotte was competing against Naomi, Ric Flair’s music hit and he walked onto the entrance ramp with Lacey Evans. Charlotte went on to tag herself out of the match which left Asuka confused and that led to her being pinned by Naomi. Flair and Asuka lost the Women’s Tag Team Titles to Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler on the Royal Rumble kickoff show.

After returning in the men’s Royal Rumble, Carlito teamed with Jeff Hardy on RAW and they defeated Elias and Jaxson Ryker.

The Weeknd will be one of the musical artists at WrestleMania for the second year in a row. His song ‘Save Your Tears’ is one of the official themes for WrestleMania 37.

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