WWE RAW aired stay from the Rupp Area in Lexington, Kentucky. Huge Present, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe squared off in opposition to Seth Rollins & AOP in a Fist Combat tonight.
WWE RAW Outcomes (1/13)
- Drew McIntyre defeated AJ Types & Randy Orton in a Triple Risk match
- Ricochet defeated Mojo Rawley
- Charlotte defeated Sarah Logan
- Mojo Rawley defeated R-Fact to change into the brand new 24/7 Champion
- Lashley defeated Rusev
- Viking Raiders defeated Singh Brothers
- Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy
- Erick Rowan defeated a jobber
- Seth Rollins & AOP defeated Huge Present, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe
Listed here are 5 takeaways from this week’s RAW:
Drew McIntyre Continued His Momentum
Randy Orton kicked off the present to an ideal response from the group. Orton leaned up in opposition to the ropes and laughed as the group chanted his identify. Randy hopped up on the center rope and posed for the group earlier than grabbing the microphone.
Orton demanded that AJ Types get his ass out right here so he can hit him with one other RKO. Types got here all the way down to the ring and claimed that out of the goodness of his coronary heart he actually believed Orton was damage. AJ mocked Orton for considering he’s the favourite to win the Royal Rumble and bragged about hitting an RKO of his personal final week.
Drew McIntyre joined the celebration and joked that his Claymore is greater. McIntyre vowed to show that he was going to be the celebrity to win the Royal Rumble. Drew urged a Triple Risk match proper now and Orton & Types accepted.
Match Recap: Gallows and Anderson tried to intrude instantly however Orton and McIntyre took them out with a Claymore and an RKO. Orton took out McIntyre outdoors the ring and Types hit Randy with the DDT on the ropes. Types continued to mock Orton and arrange for the RKO. Orton blocked it and planted AJ with the Types Conflict for a two depend. Orton adopted it up with an RKO however circled right into a Claymore Kick from McIntyre. Drew then pinned AJ for the victory.
Opinion: Wonderful begin for this week’s episode of RAW. Drew McIntyre has been caught within the midcard for what looks like an eternity and WWE has lastly been constructing him up over the previous few weeks. McIntyre successful the Royal Rumble could be an superior alternative.
R-Fact Interrupted Brock Lesnar In A Hilarious Promo
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman have been greeted with a refrain of boos from the group to kickoff the 2nd hour of RAW. Heyman mocked the group’s southern accent they usually responded with a loud “you suck!” chant.
Heyman and Lesnar then left the ring however stopped on the entrance ramp. They acquired again into the ring and Heyman introduced that they have been going to begin over. The group booed the hell out of Heyman as he started speaking once more.
Brock raised the title and paraded across the ring as the group continued to boo them out of the constructing. Paul as soon as once more claimed that Lesnar was going to dominate the Royal and stated that was the reality.
24/7 Champion R-Fact interrupted and marched all the way down to the ring. R-Fact thought Heyman referred to as him to the ring and stated that his childhood hero, John Cena, taught him to by no means surrender. R-Fact declared that he was getting into the Royal Rumble and vowed to throw Paul Heyman out within the Royal Rumble.
Heyman referred to R-Fact as “bong hit” and stated that he’s not within the match. Paul identified that he could be going face-to-face with Brock Lesnar within the Royal Rumble. R-Fact then backed out of the Royal Rumble match and complained that Heyman talks an excessive amount of.
Paul acquired pissed off and shouted that no person likes R-Fact. Lesnar acquired in R-Fact’s face however R-Fact backed away and began dancing across the ring. Brock leveled R-Fact with a Clothesline and planted him with an F5. Lesnar laughed on the 24/7 Championship belt and threw it on R-Fact’s chest. Brock then stated “that’s whats up” to R-Fact earlier than exiting the ring.
Mojo Rawley then attacked R-Fact on the doorway ramp and pinned him to change into the brand new 24/7 Champion.
Liv Morgan By chance Value Rusev The Match
Bobby Lashley squared off in opposition to Rusev tonight on RAW. Lana was ringside for the match. Liv Morgan hinted that she could be in Rusev’s nook for the match however didn’t accompany him to the ring.
Match Recap: Rusev dominated the match early and taunted Lashey whereas beating him down. Lashley battled again and related with a Spear outdoors the ring as Lana cheered him on. Rusev hit the Machka Kick and arrange for the Accolade however Lana hopped on the apron. Lashley hit a low blow after which they each related with a Clothesline. Liv Morgan marched down the doorway ramp and acquired in Lana’s face. Lana grabbed a beer and threw it Liv’s face. Lana then launched Liv into the barricade as Rusev watched on. Lashley capitalized on the distraction and leveled Rusev with a Spear for the pinfall victory.
After the match, Lashley and Lana have been interviewed backstage. Lana referred to as Liv Morgan a stalker after which urged Lashley & Lana face Rusev & Liv Morgan. Lashley wasn’t a fan of that suggestion in any respect. Liv and Rusev later accepted the problem.
Opinion: The world might be a greater place as soon as this storyline is over. Morgan stated that she is the LIVing embodiment of Lana’s karma throughout her backstage interview tonight. That’s simply one other instance of how overwritten these promos are.
Asuka Spit Inexperienced Mist In Becky’s Eyes
Becky Lynch and Asuka had a contract signing for his or her RAW Ladies’s Championship match at Royal Rumble. King requested Becky if she had something to say earlier than Asuka got here all the way down to the ring and she or he declined.
Kairi Sane got here to the ring with Asuka and began taunting Becky. Lynch acquired in her face and Sane exited the ring. Asuka shortly signed the contract and Becky hesitated for a second earlier than signing it.
Lynch instructed Asuka “made one of the best girl win” and Asuka responded by spitting inexperienced mist in her face. Becky grabbed the microphone and said that if she goes down on the Royal Rumble she is taking Asuka along with her.
Opinion: I assumed this was a very good promo by Becky Lynch. WWE is making an attempt their hardest to make Becky seem to be the underdog for this match and I don’t assume the followers are going to purchase it. It’s nonetheless a strong storyline with Asuka having Becky’s quantity, however Lynch claiming WWE was making an attempt to guard her from retaining Asuka away hasn’t actually gotten any response.
Buddy Murphy Joined Rollins & AOP
Seth Rollins & AOP (Akam & Rezar) confronted Huge Present, Samoa Joe, and Kevin Owens within the first ever “Fist Combat” in the primary occasion of RAW.
Match Recap: Rollins and AOP attacked Huge Present throughout his entrance and beat him down. Owens and Joe made the save and introduced kendo sticks to the ring because the match formally began. Kevin Owens sprinted up the RAW stage and hit AOP with a Cannonball. Samoa Joe adopted it up with a Senton by way of the desk. Buddy Murphy was nonetheless sitting in opposition to the barricade following his loss to Aleister Black and Rollins requested for his assist.
Buddy obliged and hit Huge Present with a low blow. Murphy then threw Huge Present by way of a desk within the nook of the ring. AOP slapped Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens by way of the announce desk as Rollins arrange for the Stomp. Huge Present dodged it and knocked Buddy out of the ring. AOP charged the ring and Powerbombed Huge Present. Seth hit the Stomp and the referee referred to as for the bell. Seth then shared a hug with AOP and Buddy to shut the present.
Opinion: I’m all for Buddy Murphy becoming a member of the Monday Night time Messiah (Rollins) and AOP. He’s tremendously proficient and confirmed that once more tonight in one other nice match with Aleister Black. Murphy sat in opposition to the barricade following his loss to Black till Rollins gave him a path. I frequently bash WWE’s storylines however that was properly achieved and Seth has been doing a terrific job as a heel. Total, RAW was a strong present this week. Kevin Owens operating up the stage and hitting a Cannonball was the second of the evening.