1/21/19 WWE Raw Results

Jan 21, 2019 - by Achal Mohindra

Raw Results January 21, 2019

We see a video package featuring Martin Luther King for Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Raw kicks of with music of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, Heyman does his usual introduction, Heyman says let’s get down to business, last week on Raw in front of a audience Finn Balor pinned John Cena, this was no fluke, no controversy, Finn seized the moment so much so that Cena in a microphone said he believes in Finn Balor, the WWE Universe has stood up in unison and we believe in Finn Balor, I believe in Finn Balor too, he believes he will show up and do the same thing capitalising on fate and circumstances against a WWE Universal Champion who was prepared to fight Braun Strowman, different style that is why Finn Balor believes he will be new champion, his voice matters, but mine is the voice that martyrs my client Brock Lesnar will sacrifice Finn Balor for believing he has what it takes what Brock Lesnar has got, Finn won’t slay the beast, he can’t pull of miracles, here comes your spoiler even miracles fear Brock Lesnar, this Sunday at Royal Rumble when my client puts the notion to bed that Balor doesn’t belong in the same ring as Brock Lesnar, Finn Balor will say he believes in Brock Lesnar.

Music of Mr McMahon hits, he comes out and says Paul Heyman is a little soft, for anyone who believes it could be a David Vs Goliath situation, Vince goes through the story, and Finn earned his opportunity, people in hillbilly land actually believe that Finn can beat Brock then you believe in fairytales. Music of Braun Strowman hits, Braun stands on the apron and then enters the ring, last night Baron Corbin cost me a $100k and my match with you, last Monday was lucky for you, I will be waiting and rip you apart like I did your limousine, Mr McMahon says you are lucky you are still employed, Music of Finn Balor hits.

Finn says I won last week including beating John Cena, I earned my opportunity to face Brock Lesnar, now Vince I know you believe I can’t beat him but I and the Balor Club believe and reclaim my WWE Universal Championship, Braun says I know I could but not sure you can but you had better, Finn says I will do something you haven’t done and beat Brock Lesnar, Finn said David stood near the giant and Goliath fell face down in the earth, no-one was laughing then,  Mr McMahon says Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar have a seat at ringside as Finn Balor Vs Braun Strowman happens right now.

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Singles Match: Finn Balor Vs Braun Strowman

When we return bell rings and match is underway and Finn in control till Strowman regains control, Braun faces Lesnar but Balor turns him round and slaps him, Strowman takes down Balor. Strowman does a run around the ring and takes down Finn Balor, Big Splash by Strowman in the corner. Match goes outside and Strowman drops with a suplex, then Lesnar stands on the rope and Balor takes him down, then a dive onto Lesnar and then stops Strowman and then double dropkick to Lesnar on the outside, Back in the ring Balor sends Strowman into the corner post and then shoulder first into the post and nails Coup De Gras but Brock Lesnar comes in and drops Finn Balor with a F5 to end match via Disqualification.

Winner via Disqualification Finn Balor.

Still to come Seth Rollins Vs Drew McIntyre, Ronda Rousey and Natalya Vs Sasha Banks and Bayley. Up next New WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley celebration.

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WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley celebration.

Lio Rush says Lashley is better than Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and everyone at the back, we aren’t coming to issue open challenges but to show of the physique of Bobby Lashley. Lashley stands on a podium and begins posing but then music of Apollo Crews hits, Apollo congratulates Lashley on winning title, no-one paid to see you pose but to see you compete, how about a match, Lio says how about a pose off and if you win then you may get a match, Lashley does a biceps pose, then Apollo does some, then Lashley does the side pose, so does Apollo Crews. Lashley does a strongman pose, then Apollo does one and Lashley attacks him, Apollo tosses Lashley out and then bench presses Lio Rush to the outside.

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When we return a match is happening between Bobby Lashley Vs Apollo

Non-Title Singles Match: WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley w/Apollo Crews Vs Apollo Crews

Lashley in control of the match till a base kick by Crews to gain control and then Crews sent Lashley into corner post. Press slam by Apollo on Lashley, Apollo misses standing moonsault, Apollo brings in Leo Rush and then Apollo Crews press slams Lio Rush and then Bobby Lashley spears Apollo Crews for the win.

Winner via Pinfall WWE Intercontinental Champion Bobby Lashley 

After the match Seth Rollins comes out for his match and has a face off with Bobby Lashley on the ramp.

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Seth Rollins says we celebrate the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King, Seth talks about how Martin Luther King inspired me, now I have no titles and a broken family, we need to focus on what we do have, my first and last love is this, all of this, fire in my eyes, I will go to Phoenix and win the Royal Rumble match. I don’t give a damn because my whole life is a long shot, not as big and powerful as McIntyre, from a small town and could be working in a factory or truck driving, I want to to do this, call it heart, love, passion, determination, WWE is ingrained in my soul, 30 men will lay it all on the line, there will be one man left standing and that man is the man Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Music of Drew McIntyre hits. Drew says I am gonna kick your head off tonight and I offer a rebuttle and will not stand by idol and you lying about winning the Rumble Match, have no regard for your body, if you took the heart and passion and put it in me you get a Terminator, this is your life and pray we are the final 2 in the Royal Rumble and then I throw you out and am announced the winner.

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Singles Match: Seth Rollins Vs Drew McIntyre

When we return Seth Rollins is in control of McIntyre, flying forearm for a two count, McIntyre regains control with a corner splash, armbar by McIntyre on Rollins, As we go to commercial break, they are fighting on the outside and McIntyre nails a drop slam on Rollins on the outside

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When we return Rollins regains control, blockbuster neckbreaker of the top rope for a two. Rollins goes for Buckle Bomb but McIntyre escapes it, DDT to Rollins for a two count, Rollins sends McIntyre into the corner post and then has McIntyre in the Tree of Woe, but McIntyre converts it, then McIntyre goes for Claymore Kick but Rollins counters into a super kick for a two, fists exchanged, head butt by McIntyre, Celtic Cross by McIntyre of the top rope but a two count, then a sit out powerbomb for a two count. McIntyre goes for a DDT but Seth Rollins rolls up Drew McIntyre for the win.

Winner via Pinfall Seth Rollins

We see The Revival talking to Mr McMahon about the contrevoursy over Tag Team Championship and want another chance with a guest referee, Curt Hawkins walks in and says he wants a match and Mr McMahon says no, then Mr McMahon offers Curt Hawkins as the guest referee.

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We see Dean Ambrose backstage and he says me losing last week was a injustice, I am entering the Royal Rumble match, 2018 wasn’t my year but 2019 will be my shining moment on the Road to WrestleMania, justice will be served come Sunday.

Six Man Tag Team Match: The Lucha House Party – Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado Vs Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers

Match starts with Mahal and Dorado, LHP in control, chops by Kalisto to Sunil, armdrags by Kalisto, Mahal tagged in, Metalik tagged in with dives and of the rope, knee to spine on Sunil Singh for the win.

Winners via Pinfall: The Lucha House Party – Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado

We see a video of EC3 coming soon. We see EC3 backstage with Dana Brooke and we see Elias walk past.

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Elias is in the ring, Elias says 2019 will be a great year, when I win the Royal Rumble, will still be a hard year, WWE stands for Walk With Elias, tonight I have written a song which maybe my finest one yet, Baron Corbin comes out and says please stop talking, Baron tells crowd to shut up, last week you almost got me killed, Corbin mocks the crowd, Corbin says I am coming down to kick your ass, Elias says you are not GM and can’t make decisions, Elias asks for Baron Corbin microphone to be cut which it does, then Elias sings a song about Baron Corbin, Elias mocks Corbin dress sense, Corbin enters the ring and is stopped as Elias about to whack but he leaves the ring.

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Singles Match: Baron Corbin Vs Elias

When we return Elias is in control, of Corbin, sending Corbin out and nailing a drop kick and sends Corbin into wall, back on ring mat, Corbin kicks Elias into ring post, Corbin back in control, Corbin with a short clothesline for a two, knee to Corbin by Elias followed by front DDT for a two count, Corbin distracts referee for a uppercut and then nails End of Days for the win.

Winner via Pinfall Baron Corbin

Up next A Moment of Bliss hosted by Alexa Bliss – A Royal Rumble Edition.

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Alexa Bliss comes out and welcomes us to her show, 30 women will participate, Alexa shows us a graphic and goes through a list of announced names, then Alexa introduces her guest Nia Jax. Alexa says when you win who would you pick to challenge, Music of Ember Moon hits and out she comes and grabs microphone and says I am taking this moment to say I am going to win the Royal Rumble, Music of Alicia Fox hits and she says I am winning the Royal Rumble Match, Music of Mickie James hits next and seriously I have stolen the show at WrestleMania and am doing it again. Tamina and Riott Squad come out and they brawl, and stands on the chair and says stop and then calm till Nia pushes one and a brawl on the ramp ensues, match goes backstage and referees trying to break it up, Alexa Bliss announces there will be a moment and I am entering the Royal Rumble Match this year. Music of Lacey Evans and she says what a bunch of classless ladies and then winner won’t be a runt but a classless lady with dignity Lacey Evans.

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Tag Team Match: Heavy Machinery – Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight Vs The Ascension.

Heavy Machinery in control, quick tags, double headbutt, side slam on Konnor, spinning leg drop, elbow drop, Tucker does the catepillar, then tag to Knight, press slam for the win.

Winners via Pinfall Heavy Machinery – Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight

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Tag Team Match for Raw World Tag Team Championship – Guest Referee: Curt Hawkins: Challengers: The Revival – Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder Vs Champions: Chad Gable and “Glorious” Bobby Roode

Curt Hawkins checks Dawson and Wilder, Wilder and Gable start, Hawkins says Roode needs to hold rope for tag to be legal, Dawson tagged in, high knee to Gable, double top rope clothesline by Gable, then T-Bone double DDT on Revival, Gable launches over top but Revival move out the way.

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When we return Revival in control, Wilder tagged in, Roode tagged in, back body drop, side slam by Roode, shoulder to gut of Dawson, Roode sends Dawson to the outside, then suplex on Wilder, Dawson holds the feet while the referee counts but Hawkins catches help, then another pin and Wilder tries to use rope but is caught again, Gable tagged in, Dawson tries to roll up Gable but uses tights and Hawkins stops it, then Scott Dawson shoves the referee, then a rollup and clear count and Bobby Roode and Chad Gable retain.

Winners via Pinfall and still Raw World Tag Team Champions “Glorious” Bobby Roode and Chad Gable.

After the match The Revival argue with Curtis Hawkins and then they both attack Curt Hawkins till Zack Ryder makes the save, Ryder and Hawkins shake hands.

Dasha Fuentes interviews Ronda Rousey, Ronda says I don’t owe Sasha an apology, I don’t get what she expects from me, Sasha frustrates me, where is Sasha desire to prove she wants to be the champion and earn it, desire and a champion goes out and this Sunday Sasha Banks answers the question who the champion and that is Ronda Rousey.

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Before the match: Sasha says who the hell are you, first women to enter Hell in a Cell, I am a worthy competitor and earned my opportunity, I will make you tap out like I did with Nia Jax, referee separates them, Natalya tries to calm down Ronda.

Womens Division Tag Team Match: Raw Womens Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Natalya Vs Sasha Banks and Bayley.

Sasha and Natalya start, Sasha pushes Rousey of the ring, double team on Natalya, Rousey runs in and spears Bayley, then Sasha escapes.

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When we return Natalya in control of Bayley, double team on Bayley, Rousey trash talks Sasha, Natalya tagged in with kicks, Sasha tagged in, high knee to Natalya, pin for a two count, Bayley tagged in, neckbreaker, knees of the top rope by Sasha for a two, Banks tries to knock Rousey no avail, electric chair on Banks, Rousey tagged in, then suplex finisher attempt but countered into Banks Statement broken by Natalya, boot to Rousey, Bayley tagged in backstabber to Rousey, side DDT by Rousey for a two, knees to Bayley mid-section, kick to Bayley, punches to Bayley, Bayley drags Ronda to her corner, double axe handle of top rope on Rousey by Banks, armbar on Banks, Sasha gets to the rope, kick to Rousey, Natalya tagged back in, step on neck, basement drop kick, sharp shooter attempt hooked broken by Bayley, Rousey taken out clothesline to Natalya, Sasha Banks hooks Bank Statement for the win.

Winners via Submission Sasha Banks and Bayley

After the match Sasha and Ronda Rousey face off as Raw ends.

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