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Monday Night Raw Results (1/4/16) - Roman Reigns Overcomes

WWE Raw Results (1/4/16)
Monday, January 4th, 2016
From Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
Report by Zack Krasney of

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Monday Night Raw

The show starts off with Stephanie McMahon! She makes her way to the ring, but Roman Reigns music cuts her off halfway to the ring! She walks over to wear he is entering to stares him down. Reigns smirks and walks past her.

Roman- I don't think we need you out here Steph. It's not about you tonight, it's about your dad. So I'm gonna do what he did to me last week, I'm gonna call him out because we need to talk face to face. Vince, get out here right now!

Stephanie- Sorry Roman you're going to have to get used to disappointment tonight. He's not here yet, but he will be here in time for your match where he is the guest referee. The odds are stacked against you.

Roman- You think it's funny? This is my life on the line, if I lose this title I don't have a job anymore and if I don't have a job I can't provide for my family. So as far as I'm concerned this title is my life. This is my family. And no one is going to take that away from me.

Steph- Wow that was so passionate you almost had me believing it. Do you people think Roman is going to beat Sheamus tonight? *Yes Chants* It's sad actually it's pathetic because you just hang on to hope because you know your regular mundane life won't change. But hope is not a strategy Roman, no one competes with Vince and wins. No one. You had a good laugh last week, but you laughed in my father's face. All charges were dropped by the way. I'm not going to fire you Roman, after you lose you'll never get another match for the championship, I'm going to use you. I'm going to make you wrestle every single night, over and over until your body breaks down, up and down the road. Then all these people who you think care about you will abandon you for the next arrogant person to challenge the McMahons. I'm going to do to you what my father did to your--

Roman- Don't you worry about my father, worry about yours. Because if he crosses me tonight you won't have to worry about picking him up from'll have to pick him up from the hospital. Believe that.

Neville vs. Kevin Owens (Dean Ambrose on commentary)

Neville starts things off with a quick dropkick to the gut that knocks Owens out of the ring. Neville flips over the top rope and takes Owens out then runs off the stairs to hit another big splash. Neville to the top rope hits a backflip onto Owens. Back in the ring Owens kicks Neville in his taped up ribs. Spike DDT to Neville who Owens had propped up on the top turnbuckle. Neville rolls out of the ring but Owens goes back to the outside and throws Neville into the barricade. We head to break.

We return and Neville is on his back on the outside and the ref is at 7. Neville gets in just before 10. Owens throws Neville back out and throws him into the barricade again. Owens goes to pick Neville up but he flips backwards and pushes Owens into the steel post. Neville with a dropkick to the temple of Kevin Owens. Neville with a huge 450 splash from the ring apron! Neville puts Owens on the top turn buckle but Owens slips out and pushes Neville into a tree of woe. Owens hits the cannonball on a strung up Neville. Owens picks up Neville and throws him into the ropes for the Pop Up Powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Owens sees Neville on the outside of the ring after the match and decides to attack him but Dean Ambrose is having none of it. Ambrose comes out of nowhere with a suicide dive and attacks Owens. Owens fights back with a kick to the gut and shoves Ambrose into the ring side. Owens clears off the announce table but Ambrose fights back and puts Owens on the table! Ambrose gets on the barricade and hits an elbow drop on Owens, driving him through the table!

A limo pulls up and it's Vince McMahon! He gets greeted by JoJo who starts to ask him about his arrest but he tells her it's a new year! Last week he dealt with the law, but this week in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match...he is the law.

Titus O'Neil vs. Stardust

Titus runs through Stardust and then smacks the chest. Stardust fights back using the ref to his advantage. Stardust rubs Titus' face against the ropes then hits the disaster kick. Stardust hits shots to the back of Titus and then locks in a chinlock. The crowd chants for Cody and it gets to Stardust allowing Titus to hit a huge clothesline. Big boot by Titus who is all fired up! Big splash from Titus and Clash of the Titus secures him the win!

Winner: Titus O'Neil

Becky is warming up backstage and Charlotte approaches her.

Charlotte- Did you ask for the match tonight?

Becky- No, but are you excited as me?!

Charlotte- No..I already beat you on Raw. Fair and square. Remember?

Becky- Not the way I remember it, but the last time we had a match it was great, so let's do it again. Unless you're afraid I'll win.

Charlotte- Ok, in the spirit of competition

Becky- The spirit of competition

Ric- *sneaks up behind Becky* Wooo!!!

Charlotte w/Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch

They lock up to start things and Charlotte gets Becky in the corner. They lock up again and Charlotte rolls Becky away. Arm drag by Becky and another! Becky sweeps the legs of Charlotte who counters on the ground. Charlotte tries a hip toss but gets blocked and the same happens to Becky when she tries. Becky whips Charlotte into the corner but Charlotte rolls over the ropes. Becky tries a backslide but it gets 2. Arm drag by Becky. Charlotte chops Becky and then hammers away at her. Neckbreaker by Charlotte, then whips Becky into the corner and hits another neckbreaker. Knee drops by Charlotte as we head to break.

We return and Charlotte is kneeing Becky in the ribs. Becky fights out but has her head slammed down to the mat. Charlotte wraps her knees around the neck of Becky and slams her head into the mat. Clothesline from Charlotte to Becky. T-Bone suplex by Charlotte to Becky. Becky gets put onto the top turnbuckle but she tries the crossbody! Charlotte catches her but Becky turns it into a sleeper! Charlotte turns it into a reverse jawbreaker! Becky with a rollup! 2 count! Becky fights back with forearms and a clothesline, then a running kick. Charlotte hits a big boot to take back control of the match. 2 count. Chops by Charlotte but Becky gets angry and fights back with punches. Becky with the exploder suplex! Ric grabs the legs of Becky, Charlotte tries to hit the sneak roll up but Becky gets out of it and gets a pin of her own and grabs a handful of Charlotte's tights! Becky gets the pinfall!

Winner: Becky

Charlotte kicks Becky in the head from behind. Charlotte hits the spear and stands tall with her father over Becky. Charlotte and Ric walk out of the arena.

Backstage Vince is telling someone to do his job when Sheamus walks in.

Vince- Tonight I see history in the making. The WWE Championship deserves a certain amount of integrity. No outside interference, no biting, no weapons, and obey my every commands. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

Sheamus smiles at him and walks away.

Ryback vs. Big Show

Big Show puts Ryback in the corner and smacks his chest. Ryback hits a huge running clothesline. Ryback gets caught in the chokeslam. Big Show shoves Ryback over the top rope. -DEH!-

The Wyatt Family surrounds Ryback. Ryback goes for one but they all pounce! Bray whispers to his men and they surround the ring, where Big Show is still standing. They all pick a side of the ring and Big Show tries to attack and manages to take everyone by Strowman down. Big Show stares down Strowman but Bray attacks from behind. The Family takes down Big Show. Bray bows to the crowd and leaves.

Rusev and Alberto Del Rio (League of Nations) vs. The Usos

Jimmy and ADR start things but Del Rio goes after Jay on the side for some reason. Del Rio locks a headlock on Jimmy and then hits a shoulder block. Uso hits a clothesline to take Del Rio down. Chops from Jimmy who tags his brother. Jay hits a running forearm and then a snapmare takedown. Del Rio tags Rusev who kicks the gut of Jay. Headbutts from Rusev. Jay blocks a punch and hits some of his own and tries the hiptoss on Rusev but it's blocked. Jay bounces the head of Rusev off the turnbuckle and tags Jimmy. They hit a double flapjack. 2 count. Jimmy locks in a hold on the arm of Rusev. Rusev manages to make the tag to Del Rio. Del Rio hits a kick to the back of the head of Jimmy and then a dropkick to the face. Tag to Rusev who hits a headbutt but Jimmy tags Jay. Jay goes for a plash but gets thrown over the top rope. Jay lands on the side and goes to the top rope but Rusev runs up and throws Jay from the top. We head to break.

Jay is trying to fight back against Rusev but misses with the enziguri. Rusev blasts Jay and tags ADR. Del Rio with a kick to the back of Jay. Clothesline in the corner on Jay from Alberto. DDT by the United States Champion and a 2 count. Kick to the head of Jay and a tag to Rusev. Rusev locks in a chinlock on Jay. Jay fights out but Rusev goes for a cheapshot on Jimmy. Rusev turns around into a Samoan drop. Hot tag to both Jimmy and ADR. Jimmy takes down Del Rio and hits a back body drop. Running reverse splash on ADR in the corner. Del Rio attacks the arm of Jimmy. Del Rio goes for the kick to the head but misses. Jimmy with an enzigiri. Jimmy goes to the top rope but Del Rio runs over and knocks him down. Del Rio goes to the top to hit his new finisher but misses. Tag and a Superkick and splash combo from the Usos. 1-2-Rusev breaks it up. Jimmy sends Rusev over the top rope but Rusev hits a superkick midair! Jay hits a suicide dive on Rusev. Del Rio hits a running enzigiri on Jay and then throws him into the steel post. Jay hangs from the 2nd rope and Del Rio goes to the top rope and hits a modified version of his stomping finisher. 1-2-3.

Winners: Rusev and Del Rio

Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater w/ Adam Rose, Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Dolph gets Slaters arm and does a unique roll up for 2. Dolph goes for the Superkick but Heath rolls away. Lock up and Heath gets behind Dolph but Ziggler rolls behind. Dolph puts Heath in the surfboard and then turns it into a pin. Heath picks Ziggler up for a suspended suplex but Dolph turns it into a roll up. Dolph with a jumping elbow drop for 2. Ziggler gets blasted by a big right hand from Slater. Dolph with a swinging neckbreaker but Slater dodges a splash attempt and Slater blasts Ziggler. Slater uses the ropes to choke Dolph. Slater locks in the chin lock and then slams Ziggler's head to the mat. Slater with a slam but Ziggler hits the spike DDT. Dolph tunes up the band but Adam Rose gets up on the apron for the distraction. Slater goes for the roll up but Dolph rolls it through for 2. This time Bo Dallas jumps up on the distraction and Ziggler gets rolled up again this time he gets beat.

Winner: Heath Slater

Slater- WWE Universe, looks like I found some friends.

Rose- We are 4 unique flowers. Blooming, blooming, blooming, into the stratosphere.

Axel- I was lost but now I'm found, and the chains are off! The chains are off!

Bo Dallas- A man isn't measured by how many times he is knocked down but how many times he gets back up. We are up standing here together.

Slater- Trending world wide, social outcasts.

Bo- Bolieve.

Backstage Vince walks up to Roman.

Vince- Despite your remarks earlier, I felt the need to tell you the prefight instructions. No outside interference, no weapons, no low blows, no scratching, and above and beyond you must obey my commands at all times.

Vince walks away and Roman looks pissed.


Big E- 2016 will be the most magic years of our lives! Oh it's lit baby! And that all starts tonight when we break Kalisto and the Dudley Boyz. Faster than Mike Tyson broke his booty on that hooverboard.

Woods- And for those of you without internet for some weird reason we're going to recreate it for you.

*recreates it*

Kofi- Hey guys, seriously Mike Tyson is a WWE Hall of Famer.

Woods- Sorry you're right.

Kofi- But he did bust his butt pretty good!

Woods- So this is our present to you!

*A countdown appears on the screen that looks like a coloring book for children.*

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4--At 3 the screen turns into Chris Jericho's countdown! Y2J is back!

Chris Jericho- Welcome to Raw IS Jerichoooooo and I am Chris Jericho your party host and one of the most charismatic showmen in WWE history. For all who know me all hail the ayatollah of rock and rolla! I have returned to save the WWE.

Big E-Woah woah woah just because you're a living legend, have you not been watching WWE in 2015? We saved WWE through the power of positivity!

Y2J- The power of positivity?! The only thing I'm positive of is that you all look like a bunch of unicorned jackasses. Those things look really stupid. You see that's the issue, 1 minute of Y2J is better of all of Raw tonight. Let's be honest, attendance, network subscriptions, ratings, could all be given a boost of Jericho! I'm sorry you all had to sit through 5 minutes of there rooty tooty booty gyrations.

Woods- Who are you calling rooty tooty booty?!

Y2J- You. Rooty tooty booty. Rooty tooty booty. Rooty tooty booty! *crowd starts chanting*

Big E- We are not--

Y2J- Would you please shut the hell up! Listen you might not have anything important to say but I do. january 24th, Royal Rumble, Y2J officially is entering the match. During the match I'm going to throw out you 3 idiots if need be and I'm going to go on to main event WrestleMania. Makes sense right a 6 time world champion and the best in the world at what I do. Now that I'm back nothing will ever....EEEEEVVERRRRR be the same again!

New Day vs. Kalisto and the Dudleyz

Kalisto and Woods starts. Woods yells he wants Bubba! Kalisto obliges and tags Bubba. Woods locks up with Bubba and Woods chops Bubba and Bubba pretends like it hurts for a second before grabbing Woods and putting him in the corner and chopping him HARD! Tag to Kofi who gets a chop of his own. Bubba twists the arm of Kofi and tags Kalisto. Kalisto springboards in and hits an axehandle on the arm of Kofi. Kalisto twists the arm of Kofi. Kofi flips out but Kalisto trips up Kofi and goes back to the arm. Bubba tags back in and hits a suspended suplex and drops him hard. Tag to Kalisto who hits another springboard axehandle to the arm of Kofi. D-Von tags in and so does Woods. Arm drag by D-Von. Kofi runs in then Big E but they are both sent through the ropes. Bubba picks up Kalisto in a gorilla press and throws him into New Day as we head to break.

We return and Woods is in control of Bubba in the corner. Woods hits a dropkick and then locks a submission hold on the neck of Bubba. Woods kicks the knee of Bubba and then hits a kick to the face. Tag to Kofi who hits a springboard stomp on Bubba. Kofi with some good boxing punches to the body of Bubba, Kofi misses a splash though and it lets Bubba tag Kalisto. Bubba gets on the top rope and Kalisto gets on his shoulders and hits a crossbody on Kofi. Kalisto builds momentum but Woods grabs the leg of Kalisto who ends up on the side of the ring. Big E tags in and hits a running splash on Kalisto on the side of the ring. Kalisto gets rolled back in. Unicorn stampede by New Day. Kofi is the legal man and he pounds away at Kalisto. Tag to Woods who drops a knee. Woods puts Kalisto on the second ropes and dropkicks him in the back of the neck. Big E tags in and hits his big splash on Kalisto. 2 count. Big E throws Kalisto onto to ring side and tries for the spear but Kalisto moves and Big E goes crashing below. D-Von and Woods tag in at the same time! D-Von with a shoulder tackle and a spinning neckbreaker. Spinbuster on Kofi who runs in and a splash and shoulder tackle to Woods. Woods tries for a roll up but it fails. Bubba tags in and hits a back body drop. Atomic Elbow to Big E. Full nelson slam on Woods but Big E breaks it up. Kalisto tries to springboard onto Big E on the outside but gets caught and slammed. Kofi tags in but gets caught by Bubba and gets caught in What's Up but New Day uses the number game to distract the ref and pushes D-Von down. Bubba chases Woods on the outside but D-Von gets caught in the Super Big Ending double team.

Winners: New Day

Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus w/ Guest Referee Vince McMahon for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Reigns doesn't want to give the title to Vince and Sheamus blasts Roman and hits a falling slam on Reigns. Clothesline by Sheamus 2 count that was VERY fast. Sheamus throws Reigns headfirst into the corner and hammers away at him. Roman ducks under Sheamus and sweeps his leg. Right hand by Reigns but Sheamus hits a kick to the gut. Reigns tries the Samoan drop but Sheamus fights out. Sheamus gets put in the corner and Reigns hits the 10 clotheslines. Reigns clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Vince won't count the 10 count because the title won't change hands. Sheamus tells Vince that something is happening in the crowd so Vince turns around and Sheamus picks up the stairs and blasts Reigns in the face. We head to break.

We return and Sheamus hits a big knee to the gut of Reigns. During the break Sheamus dropped Reigns onto the announce table. Sheamus puts Roman in the ropes and hits a few shots to the kidneys. Rolling senton by Sheamus. Roman fights back against Sheamus with right hands and Reigns hits the spinning backdrop. They exchange right hands. Reigns with a big clothesline! And another! And a third! Reigns gets flipped over the ropes but he grabs the neck and pulls Sheamus down and hits the drive by! Reigns goes for the pin and gets a VEEERY slow 2 count. Reigns gets pissed and stares down Vince. Roman gets hit with a running knee by Sheamus. Sheamus tries White Noise but Reigns turns it into a powerbomb. 1-2- Vince stops and says he something in his eye. Sheamus rolls Reigns up and it's a very very fast 2 count. Reigns hits the Superman Punch! Vince doesn't even bother counting this time. Reigns seems like he's about to break and says he told him. Roman signals the spear for Sheamus but mid run hits the Superman Punch on Vince then ducks a Brogue Kick and spears Sheamus. He goes for a pin but we have no ref. Roman yells to send another ref. Roman hits a drive by on Sheamus and a Superman Punch. Roman throws Sheamus over the announce table. Vince is starting to stir and Roman notices and moves towards him. Vince tries to get out of dodge but Roman catches him. Roman grabs Vince but Steph's music hits. Steph comes down to the ring and gets on the ringside. Roman throws Vince into Steph who ends up flipping into the ring as a result. Steph gets out of the ring as Reigns signals a spear to Vince. Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick out of nowhere on Roman! Vince isn't counting but asks another ref to come out. Scott Armstrong came out to make the count for Vince and does a quick 2 count but Reigns kicks out! Sheamus tells him to pick Reigns up and he does. Roman dodges to Brogue kick and hits the Superman Punch on Sheamus then one on the crooked ref! Roman pins Sheamus and a third ref comes out and makes the count 1-2-3!

Winner: Roman Reigns

Vince- Congrats pal! It's my duty to inform you that the next time you defend that championship will be at the Royal Rumble. And you'll be facing...1 vs. all right pal?! You'll be defending it against 29 other superstars in the Royal Rumble match!

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