WWE Raw Results (1/11/16)
Monday, January 11th, 2016
From Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome back to Monday Night Raw! I am your WNW host Zack Krasney and we are on the Road to the Royal Rumble and what a twist brought on last week! Roman Reigns will be defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the Royal Rumble match instead of someone battling for a number 1 contender spot at WrestleMania. Question of the Week is what do you think of the decision? Love it or hate it? Tell me below!
Monday Night Raw Results
We start Raw off with a recap of what happened last night with Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and Vince McMahon. As Raw goes live every WWE Superstar is standing on the stage as Vince McMahon's music hits. Vince and Stephanie make their way to the ring.
Vince- Oh happy day!
Steph- Happy days indeed!
Vince- Take a look if you would at the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Steph- But Dad which one could it be?
Vince- We don't know but someone will make history.
Steph- The fact that WWE Champion Roman Reigns is defending it is history in it of itself.
Vince- You have to face 29 other superstars. It could be anyone, it could be Dolph Ziggler! Dolph for 10 long years you reached for the brass ring, this could be your time. Kevin Owens it could be your time, you've accomplished so much in so little time. It could be, I feel it coming on, it could be a New Day! That's not booty!
DEH!!!! The Wyatts appear at the ringside on the announce table.
Bray- It's just like I always said, anyone but you Roman...anyone but you.
Vince- That's true, it could even be, I don't see him, the beast incarnate Brock Lesnar! --Roman Reigns music hits and Roman makes his way through the crowd.
Steph- Did you come out here to beat up my father again. Is that what you wanna do?
Vince- I don't think so, but why are you here pal?
Roman- I'm not out here to beat you up, I just have one question, what happens if I win?
Steph- Hahahahaha!! You're like delusional, are you looking at this sea of wrestlers you'll be facing.
Vince- It's a possibility. The odds are high but it could happen. We were talking about that, we were thinking about giving you an opportunity to prove you could in a 1 vs ALL match. It'll be you verses a third of the men up there. It's gonna be long, long night for you Roman Reigns.
Steph- It could be against anyone, your brother Dean Ambrose.
Vince- I don't think so Steph, because Dean is in our first match pal. -Sheamus blindsides Ambrose from behind- You'll be facing Sheamus.
Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose
We return from commercial and the match has started, Sheamus is in control fo Ambrose. Sheamus uppercuts Ambrose in the corner but Ambrose turns things around and hits some chops and jabs and bites Sheamus' head! Sheamus throws Dean out of the ring and hits the 10 Beats and hits a clothesline. Chinlock on Ambrose. Ambrose fights out and turns it into a backdrop. Sheamus puts Dean in the 10 Beats again but Ambrose catches it and tries a 10 Beats of his own. Sheamus turns it into a guillotine and then goes to work on Ambrose on the outside. Sheamus drops Ambrose onto the announce table then rolls him back in the ring. Sheamus drives a knee into the spine of Ambrose and stretches him backwards. Ambrose fights out out and reverses a suplex and hits several strong forearms to Sheamus. Ambrose with a diving forearm on Sheamus then another in the corner. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Ambrose pulls down the rope and sends him flying. Suicide Dive by Ambrose as we head to commercial!
We return from break right as Ambrose is planted in the Irish Curse. Sheamus locks in a nasty submission and Ambrose can barely make it to the ropes. Ambrose with several headbutts and tries the lunatic clothesline, misses, but connects with a swinging neckbreaker! Ambrose to the top but Sheamus stops him. Ambrose with a tornado DDT. 2 count! Sheamus with a nasty elbow but Ambrose tries Dirty Deeds. Sheamus counters and tries White Noise, but Ambrose fights out and hits a huge clothesline and Sheamus rolls out of the ring for some air. Ambrose tries the suicide dive but Sheamus blasts him with a right hand midair. Sheamus drives Ambrose into the barricade. Then again on the other side. And a third time. Sheamus throws Ambrose shoulder first into the steel stairs. Sheamus puts Ambrose on his shoulder and tries to drive him head first into the steel post, the ref is at 8, but Ambrose slides out and shoves Sheamus headfirst into the steel post. Ambrose grabs Sheamus' head and rams it into the steel post over and over. Sheamus is busted open and bleeding a lot. The ref counts to 10 and both men are counted out.
Double Count Out
Ambrose continues the assault on Sheamus but Kevin Owens comes through the crowd and blindsides Ambrose. KO takes Ambrose down and then talks trash as he heads to the back.
Renee is backstage outside the trainers room. Dean busts out of the room, and Renee asks for an update.
Paul Heyman comes across Vince and Stephanie.
Paul Heyman- Happy new year. I was watching the opening tonight, the 1 vs. all concept, it's your best. Blew my mind. You know what else blew my mind, you used the name of my client Brock Lesnar.
Steph- Did you hear the reaction? Why wouldn't Brock Lesnar want to be in the historical WWE Championship Royal Rumble match. Huge right?
Paul- Why wouldn't my client want to be in the historical WWE Championship Royal Rumble match? Well maybe it's because he's a prizefighter, the grandest stage of them all WrestleMania, your baby sir, is where he belongs. There's no bigger box office attraction, my client Brock Lesnar.
Vince- I don't like it.
Steph- Maybe we take this conversation behind closed doors gentlemen, into our office.
Stardust vs. Titus O'Neil
Titus takes control quickly and puts Stardust in the corner. Stardust tries to hit a crossbody from the turnbuckles but Titus catches him and plants Stardust into his knee. Dropkick by Stardust and a 2 count. Stardust with a knee to the back of Titus. Titus throws Stardust off his back and hits a clothesline. Big boot from Titus! Big splash from Titus but Cody gets some breathing room and hits a big slam. 2 count for Stardust. Titus hits the Clash of the TItus and that's it, this one is over.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
Titus celebrates with the fans and Stardust attacks Titus from behind. He chops the knee and then throws Titus into the barricade twice. Stardust bows before leaving.
Jericho- Welcome to Raw is Jericho! And welcome to the return of the Highlight Reel here tonight. Everyone has been talking about the return of Chris Jericho to save the WWE once again. Turn your eyes to the Jeritron to see all the social media reactions to the return of Jericho. Ever since I returned, there has been a domino effect. Star Wars is number one at the box office. Guns and Roses touring together again. How am I going to save the WWE? It starts at the Royal Rumble when I enter and win the WWE Championship baybay!
AWWWW NEW ORLEANS!!!!! DON'T YOU DARE BE SOUR!!
Kofi- Now Chris since you felt the need to not introduce your guests, we felt it was our job to save your show from itself.
Woods- We've had enough of you talking the flimflam, spitting the bootychatter. That is why we are here to address--
Jericho- Woah woah don't want this going into overkill. You aren't still upset about me calling you rooty tooty booty, rooty tooty booty, rooty tooty booty.
Woods- No! That is not a thing! You come back and don't even know how to show respect. We are the WWE World Tag Team Champions.
Kofi- We are the real slammy award winning tag team of the year.
Big E- And we have had enough of your shameful return to WWE!
Big E- Your shameful hair
Big E- Your shameful scarf
-Usos cut them off-
Usos- Woah, woah woah woah woah! Hey New Day, if you guys are the true tag team of the year, why are we holding these Slammys. Why don't you do put your money where your mouth is and prove you're better than us.
Woods- Obviously Jim, your math game is a little off. Only two of you, and three of the New Day!
Jericho- First of all hold on dumbass.
Woods- You can't say that! Family show!
Jericho- I don't know who taught you math but there's actually 1-2-3-4-5-6 of us in the ring. I might not have ring gear on but I say we have a match. Kingston and E, he has E for a name, with Woods in your corner against The Usos with Y-2-J in their corner!
Usos w/ Y2J vs. New Day w/ Xavier Woods
Kofi and Jay are starting things off. Jay knocks Kofi down and tags his brother. Double kick by the Usos. Tag to Big E who hits a shoulder tackle to take Jimmy down. Big E sets up his big splash but Jimmy pops up and hits an elbow. Tag to Jay who runs at Big E but he runs straight into a huge elbow. Kofi tags in, but Jay fights him off. Kofi goes for a splash but Jay moves out of the way and tags Jimmy. Uso hits a big dropkick on Kofi in the corner and Kofi drops into the corner. Reverse splash from Uce. Jawbreaker from Kofi, and then he pushes Jimmy off the top rope to the floor below. Woods plays his trombone but he sees Jericho and slowly stops playing. Jericho gives chase and Woods runs to the top of the ramp as we head to break.
We return and Kofi is in control of Jimmy. During the break Big E tackled Jimmy into the barricade giving New Day the control. Tag to Big E who hits a huge splash on the side of the ring. 2 count. Big E puts and abdominal stretch on Jimmy. Jimmy tries to fight out but Big E immediately hits a big clothesline. Blind tag from Kofi and he stops Jimmy from making a tag, but Jimmy jumps for the tag! Wait no tag was made! Big E pulls Jay off the side before it happened. Big E blasts Jimmy on the outside with a big clothesline. 2 count! Boom drop from Kofi. Kofi tries Trouble in Paradise but Jimmy ducks it and hits an enziguri. Tag to Jay! Jay hits a dropkick on a newly tagged Big E. He pulls down the ropes and sends Kofi over the top. Uso goes Uso Crazy over the top rope. Jay goes to the top rope and hits a crossbody on Big E. 2 count! Jay goes for a splash but runs into a Bayley to Belly! Jay fights out of the Big Ending and hits a superkick! Blind tag to Kofi was made, Kofi comes off the top rope but he eats a superkick, too! Woods jumps up to distract the ref. He jumps down and Y2J has his trombone and blows it hard in Woods face. Jericho takes the trombone and breaks it in two! Woods is distraught, screaming in sorrow. The distraction allows Jimmy to roll up Kofi for the win!
Winners: The Usos
Steph and Paul are backstage talking.
Steph- You can’ be so infuriating Paul, my dad had to leave the room. Let’s just work this out.
Paul- You can go tell him he is wrong. The winner of the Royal Rumble goes on to face my client, Brock Lesnar, at WrestleMania in the main event.
Steph- You’re like a broken record Paul, for the first time ever the WWE Championship is on the line at the Royal Rumble, it’s the biggest opportunity your client could hope for!
Paul- I understand that you’re in a tough position, your husband, your father, please go tell them both Brock Lesnar says NO. *he smirks in her face* That’s the way it is.
Steph- And you go tell your client that Vince McMahon, that owns his contract, says he WILL compete at the Royal Rumble. And don’t ever get that close to me again.
Paul- I’ll handle this.
Steph- You do that.
JBL is in the ring to announce that the first WWE Hall of Fame inductee is Sting!
Bray is about to speak when the Social Outcasts cut him off.
Heath- WWE Universe! Grab your bottle of penicilan because we’re going viral!
Adam Rose- Heathy baby I see monsters, trolls, I see stinky ogre!
Axel- But there’s a new family in town! 4 Links 1 chain
Bo Dallas- The Royal Rumble is every man for himself, but tonight we’re together, like the 4 musketeers.
Slater- What Bo is trying to say is we’re here for a fight.
Bray is laughing in the ring.
Social Outcasts vs. The Wyatt Family
Braun starts the match and everyone takes a try at him but no one has success until Curtis Axel. Axel takes it to Strowman for a minute before eating a huge clothesline. Bray tags in and yells don’t challenge me in my own city.
FEED ME MORE!
Ryback runs in and attacks the Wyatt Family for what they did on Smackdown. The Social Outcasts help him fight off the Wyatt Family.
Renee Young is with Kalisto. She talks about his victory over Alberto Del Rio.
Kalisto- Renee the US title means the world to me, because it means opportunity. John Cena gave everyone a chance. Eddie Guerrero fought with pride and got his opportunity. Alberto Del Rio doesn't know how to fight for an opportunity. I fight every day for an opportunity. Tonight I'll give it my all.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kalisto for the United States Championship
Del Rio immediately on the attack puts Kalisto in the corner and hits a big kick to the ribs. Snap suplex by Del Rio and a corner clothesline to follow up. Del Rio with a sharp DDT. Kalisto rolls out of the ring. Del Rio follows outside and rolls Kalisto back in. Del Rio to the top rope and hits an axe-handle from the top. Del Rio puts Kalisto on the top turnbuckle and tries for the superplex but Kalisto fights it. Headbutts from Kalisto gets him some space. Seated Senton from Kalisto and takes down ADR. Goes for the hurricarana but Del Rio catches him and plants him. Del Rio throws Kalisto out of the ring. Del Rio sits Kalisto against the barricade and kicks him in the ribs hard. Del Rio throws a headlock on Kalisto. Kalisto tries to fight out but gets a knee to the gut. Kalisto with a crossbody from the 2nd turnbuckle but Del Rio hits a clothesline to take momentum right back. Kalisto tries to fight back with some kicks but ADR stops him in his tracks with a kick. Kalisto with a big kick and Del Rio rolls out of the ring for some breathing room. Kalisto tries a suicide dive but Alberto side steps him and sends him crashing to the floor! We head to break.
We return and Kalisto is on the top rope, tries for a huge crossbody but Del Rio side steps it and Kalisto crashes and burns again. Del Rio slams Kalisto’s head to the mat. Kalisto uses his feet to get himself some room but not enough to keep Del Rio away. Alberto with a suplex, then goes to the top rope. Kalisto knocks Del Rio down onto the turnbuckle. Kalisto with a hurricarana from the top rope! Both men are down but make it up by 7. Corkscrew by Kalisto then a spinning DDT! 2 count! Del Rio gets up and hits the spinning backbreaker. Kalisto dodges the big kick from Del Rio and hits a kick of his own! 2 count. Kalisto going to the top rope but Del Rio knocks him down onto the top turnbuckle. Del Rio hits an inverted suplex from the top rope! Kalisto tries for the Salida Del Sol but Del Rio reverses it and throws Kalisto into the ropes. Del Rio hangs up Kalisto for the Stomp finishing move, but Kalisto moves before it connects! Kalisto hits the hurricarana on a down Alberto, his head bouncing off the mat. Salida Del Sol but Alberto throws him off to reverse it. Kalisto rolls up Del Rio and gets a 3 count! New Champion!
Winner and NEW United States Champion: Kalisto!
Backstage JoJo is with Charlotte asks Charlotte about her attack on Becky Lynch last week on Raw.
I beat Becky Flair and square, I’m the most dominant diva in the world. Women everywhere look up to me. If Becky taught me anything it’s that there is no room for sentiment in the WWE. If anything, Becky is the villain and I’m the victim.
Charlotte w/Ric Flair vs. Brie Bella w/ Alicia Fox
Before the match even gets started Becky attacks Charlotte from behind! The crowd is loving it! Becky needs to get pulled off Charlotte but she goes right back to it. Becky is on Charlotte blasting her with forearms.
Backstage Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are talking out of earshot.
JoJo catches up with Becky Lynch.
Becky- How would you feel if the one person you trusted more than anyone in the world betrayed you. She did the one thing that she promised she’d never do, use her Hall of Fame father for protection. Where am I? Alone. She says she’s genetically superior but she didn’t look that way on Smackdown when I made her tap out. I’ll do it again, too.
Ric- Hey what the hell are you doin?! She’s in no condition! The Divas Champion is not wrestling tonight. All because of Becky Lynch! Are you kidding me!? What are you gonna do about it fat boy?!
Roman Reigns in a 1 vs. All Match
Vince and Steph make their way out to the ring. They motion to the ramp and the locker room starts to make their way out, it’s actually only the heels. Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, Kevin Owens, New Day, Stardust, The Wyatt Family, Ascension, and Tyler Breeze. Vince signals Kevin Owens first and Owens gets in the ring.
Vince- Well there you have it, McMahon’s version of 1 vs All. Which means you’re going to face all these men until you can no longer move. We’re going to start with Kevin Owens. We’ll make this fair and square, 1 on 1.
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns
Reigns and Owens lock up and then break. They lock up again and Owens gets behind Roman, but Roman manages to reverse it and get behind Reigns. Owens attacks the arm of Reigns. Reigns rolls out of it and throws a headlock on Owens. Shoulder tackle by Reigns and Owens rolls out of the ring. New Day cheers on Owens and Kevin looks disgusted. Owens hits Reigns with some right hands into the corner then kicks away at Roman. Owens hits a running high elbow on Reigns and then throws on a chin lock. Reigns fights out and tries for the Samoan Drop but Owens fights out and lands on his feet. Neckbreaker by Roman. Roman gets flipped on to the apron and Sheamus walks over and it distracts Reigns. Owens knocks him down to the floor and then Owens follows up with a running senton as we go to break.
We return and Owens hits a fallaway slam on Roman into the barricade on the outside. During the break Owens hits a frog splash off the apron onto Reigns. Back in the ring Owens has a submission hold on Reign’s neck. Roman fights out and slams Owens to the mat. Superkick from Owens lands right on the mark. 2 count. Owens yells at the ref for not counting fast enough. Chinlock by Owens and Reigns looks out of it. Roman gets up and pushes Owens into the corner. Reigns tries a shoulder tackle in the corner but ends up going shoulder first into the steel post. Owens follows it with a cannonball and Owens can’t believe Reigns kicks out at 2. Owens goes for another running senton but Roman rolls out of the way. Reigns gets a boot up to a charging Owens and follows up with a right hand. These two men exchange right hands. Owens with a knee to the gut but Reigns follows that with a huge clothesline. Roman with a leaping clothesline. Owens with a headbutt. Reigns picks up Owens and slams him in the corner and hits the 10 clotheslines in the corner. Roman with a big boot! Roman stares down Vince McMahon and smiles. The Ascension hop up on the side and get a Superman Punch. Stardust in the ring gets a Samoan Drop. Tyler Breeze in and gets a powerbomb then eats a spear! Vince stands up and sends everyone in. New Day, Sheamus and Del Rio all attack at once and just start mugging Reigns. They hold Reigns in place for Del Rio’s kick. They hold him up again for a Brogue Kick that connects.
Brock Lesnar’s music hits and Lesnar makes his way down to the ring! Everyone seems excited to see him but Lesnar takes out New Day! Owens attacks but it does nothing. Sheamus and Del Rio attack but it doesn’t do a thing. Lesnar takes down Del Rio then Sheamus. Lesnar stares at a beaten down Reigns. He drags him to the center of the ring. Lesnar picks up Reigns and hits an F5 in the middle of the ring.