WWE Raw Results (1/25/16)
Monday, January 25th, 2016
From the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello to all my lovely readers and welcome back to WNW Monday Night Raw coverage! I hope all my east coast friends are safe, sound, dug out, and warm! Tonight is the fallout from the Royal Rumble! Spoilers if you haven't seen it but Roman Reigns is no longer WWE World Heavyweight Champion! Question of the Week is: What did you think of the Royal Rumble?! Tell me your thoughts!
Monday Night Raw Results
The show starts with The Boss himself! Vince and Stephanie make their way down to the ring, seeming particularly happy.
Vince- SHUT UP!
Steph- See dad I told you they just don't listen.
Vince- It's the day after the Rumble and I feel good! The reason we're feeling good is because, that Roman Reigns is one tough son of a bitch, but we broke him! We broke him in half! We broke him in two and pierced his heart and tore his title away from him. Like each of you, when you have adversity in your life, you do the same as Roman, you tuck your tail between your legs and you whimper off. You break and you stay broken. I'm out here not to gloat or praise my son in law. I have a confession to make, my first in WWE. This is tough for me. I confess that I enjoy the misfortunate and misery of others. And no one is more miserable than Roman Reigns! He's gonna stay that way.
Steph- We pulled one of the biggest coups in WWE history. You all thought he'd just overcome all the odds. He came back into the Rumble. If not Roman, maybe Brock Lesnar, or Ambrose. Or you thought it'd be AJ Styles right? It's a pipedream because we knew #30 was going to be Triple H. Just to re-enforce, no one holds a candle to my husband. Triple H is a businessman, his IQ makes him the cerebral assassin. He is WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He is the standard barrier, no one can hold a candle to him. Ladies and Gentlemen...TRIPLE H!
Triple H enters wearing a suit with the WWE Championship under the jacket.
Vince- Bow down to the king!
Triple H- It's good to be the king, it really is. I gotta hand it to one person from last night. That one person is Roman Reigns, he could be one of the most amazing athletes I've ever seen. I'm not kidding. He could be, today, he is not. There is a reason for that, Roman lacks one thing, respect. He doesn't respect anything, he's arrogant and cocky. Roman is great, but he needs to learn his place in life. I could put up with the fact that he thought he was better, his disregard for authority. What I couldn't deal with was his treatment of this man. (Vince). To all of you, he is God. He is my God, this is my church! And no one will disrespect my church or my religion. A lot of people will say why? Why do you need to be WWE Champion Triple H. Your time is passed, you've had a Hall of Fame career already. You transitioned already from the ring to the boardroom. You're right, I don't NEED to be WWE Champion. But I WANT to be WWE Champion. You want to know why? Because people like Roman Reigns want to be WWE Champion, and they don't deserve it. And up until I say so, I'm going to be WWE Champion. Until everyone learns some respect, I will be WWE Champion. Why? Because I say so and there isn't a damn thing anyone can do about it and that includes Roman Reigns! I will be champion. People like Roman will either conform or cease to exist.
Steph- But who will you teach a lesson to at WrestleMania. We are going to analyze every single superstar tonight and by the end of the night we will face the main event of Fast Lane and the winner of that match will go on to face Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania for the WWE Championship.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
Ziggler immediately hits a Superkick and gets a 2 count. Owens rolls out of the ring but Ziggler is right on him. Owens grabs Ziggler and throws him into the barricade. The crowd is chanting for Owens. Owens gets back in the ring and starts stomping away at Dolph. Ziggler hits a dropkick that sends Owens out of the ring as we head to commercial break.
We return and Owens is in control with a chin lock. Ziggler fights out and tries to go for the Superkick but Owens catches it. Ziggler manages to use his momentum to use the Fameasser. 2 count! Ziggler locks in the sleeper hold. Owens uses the turnbuckle to get Dolph off his back. Kevin misses the cannonball, but then Ziggler misses the splash in the corner! Owens hits a german suplex! Then Ziggler hits a Superkick! 2 count! The show-off puts Kevin on the top turnbuckle and sets up for the superplex, but Owens fights him off and throws him off the top! Owens catches Ziggler with a boot. Owens connects with the Pop-Up Powerbomb for the win!
Winner: Kevin Owens
Roman Reigns is walking backstage and JoJo asks him about Mr. McMahon's comments tonight.
Roman- Did he really say that? These people are crazy. JoJo do me a favor and let the chairman know I'm here.
Social Outcasts are in the ring
Heath- WWE Universe, we have a few things we want to say. Hang on give me a minute, look what we have right here. Grammy award-winning Flo Rida! Yeah yeah! I shoved you around last time we met up. Sit there and don't make me made.
Adam- Hey Flo see what you did, you upset Heathybaby. When the Red Dragon is upset he spits fire.
Axel- Why do you call him that it doesn't make sense.
Bo- What my friends are trying to say is why don't you step into the ring with the 4 Super Friends.
Flo hops over the rail and gets in the ring.
Heath- Hey what'd I say, I don't want to embarrass you but I will. How about a little rap battle?
Flo- You want to battle me!?
Heath- No not me, my friend the OG Homie BO RIDA
Bo- My name is Bo and I'm here to say Flo Rida is disrespectful in a major way. You hit my friend and that's not cool, but I'd be angry too if I was named after this awful state. I have a full house here like my name is Danny Tanner. Bo LIEVE.
Flo- Heath last time you got away with a sucka punch, sitting at my table, I'll eat a suckas lunch. Wrap my fist in your jaw, feel my knuckles crunch. Battling me ain't fair, like the Social Outcasts trying to wrestle Ric Flair WOO! Curtis can't hurt this, Bo can't flow, Heath you can't walk in the 305 cause you ain't got no skills...welcome to Dudleyville!
The Dudley Boyz vs. Social Outcasts (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas)
Curtis Axel is hit with a double flapjack as we return. Bo runs in but Bubba knocks him down. Axel hits Bubba from behind off a distraction from Heath Slater. Axel knocks down D-Von from the side. Bo does a victory lap. Axel is taking it to Bubba Ray then makes a tag to Bo. Bo hits a neckbreaker and gets a 2 count. D-Von and Axel make the hot tag. D-Von with a neckbreaker and headbutt! D-Von with a big splash and follows it with a jumping clothesline. Blind tag by Bubba and Dudleys hit the double team. Slater up on the side but Flo Rida throws Slater in the ring. Slater starts talking trash but Bubba takes him down and hits What's Up! Axel runs in but runs directly into a 3D.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
Renee is backstage with AJ Styles!
She says he makes his Raw debut tonight, but who is AJ Styles
AJ-I didn't just make headlines, I turned the WWE upside down. Tonight not only am I going to--
Jericho- Wow, the phenomenal AJ Styles! I've been waiting a long time for you to come to WWE. You've been all over the world but you've never been here. Tonight you get a chance to make a huge mark on the WWE when you face Y2J. Welcome to the big leagues kid!
Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
This one starts with a lock up. "This is awesome" chants start early. AJ with an arm drag and he throws up his taunt. Chops from Jericho and a running elbow. Running clothesline from Styles to take down Chris. Jericho hits a clothesline in the corner and tries for a second, but AJ slides out onto the apron, but Jericho hits a springboard dropkick to knock AJ off the side. Jericho with a suplex and cover but doesn't even get 1. Y2J with a dropkick from the 2nd turnbuckle. AJ with chops to Jericho. Dropkick from AJ and Jericho rolls out to catch his breath. AJ goes for a move over the top but lands on the apron when Chris moves. Jericho sweeps the leg and AJ lands hard on the apron. We head to break.
We return and Jericho has Styles in a chinlock. AJ fights out with elbows to the gut and both men go for the crossbody and they end up crashing into it. Styles with the forearms and chops! Jericho tries to set up the Walls but AJ counters! AJ drops Jericho's shoulder onto his knee. Jericho with the Northern Lights but no! AJ with a backslide, 2 count. Jericho with the running enziguri. 2 count! Styles hits a springboard forearm! Only a two count, though. AJ goes for a dropkick but Jericho catches his legs and locks in the Walls of Jericho! AJ fights to make his way to the ropes and finally makes it after a ton of suffering. Jericho misses a clothesline and AJ hits the pele kick! AJ tries the frog splash but Jericho rolls out. Jericho for the springboard splash but AJ gets the knees up! Styles sets up the Styles Clash but Jericho rolls him up to counter! AJ counters into a pin of his own and gets the win!
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match AJ extends a handshake to Jericho. Chris shakes his hand but doesn't let go and they end up nose to nose. Jericho smirks and walks away.
Backstage a limo rolls up as Michael Cole hypes the tweet WWE put out early about the return of a "huge" superstar.
Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
Sasha talks trash and shoves Becky, but Becky counters with a takedown. Becky slams Sasha into the corner and dropkicks her over the top rope. Sasha grabs Becky and throws her into the bottom turnbuckle. Sasha stomps away. Sasha slaps Becky and then locks a submission on the neck of Lynch. Becky with a roll up but only gets 2. Becky follows up with forearms and then clotheslines. Running forearm followed by an exploder suplex by the Lasskicker. Sasha with a drop toehold to send Becky into the corner. Sasha hangs Becky in the corner and hits the knees to the ribs. Sasha tries a suplex but Becky counters and gets the armbar locked in. Sasha gets to the ropes and Sasha hits the Bankstatement locked in! Charlotte runs in and breaks it up and then attacks Becky! Sasha attacks Charlotte but Charlotte ends up hitting the Natural Selection.
Goldust is looking for R-Truth and finds him. Goldust says now that the Royal Rumble is over he is in search of a new partner. Truth says he's a married man, but ain't nothing wrong with that. He just doesn't swing that way. Whatever toots your horn, he's gotta go. Goldust says NO! He misunderstood! He meant a tag team! The golden truth!
All members of the Wyatt Family make their way to the ring.
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt
Kane and Bray lock up and Kane hits a running shoulder block. Bray puts Kane in the corner and stomps away at Kane. Kane grabs Bray by the throat and throws him in the corner. Kane hits a running dropkick on a seated Bray. Bray manages to hit a running blow to the back of the head of Kane as we head to break.
We return and Bray locks a headlock on Kane. Bray lets go and hits a huge running elbow on Kane. He tries for the running senton but Kane rolls out of the way. Kane hits a clothesline in the corner and follows with the sidewalk slam. Bray hits an impressive slam of his own. Bray runs at Kane but ends up getting hit by a big boot! Bray rolls out of the ring but Kane comes right after. Kane takes out Rowan and Harper, but Bray takes advantage off the distraction. Bray hits Sister Abigail on Kane for the victory.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, The Wyatt Family continues the assault on Kane. The Wyatts pose over Kane's body.
We're back at the limo backstage and the person waiting in the limo is...The Miz! He says the most must see WWE Super--A black pick up truck speeds in! The Rock gets out!
Miz asks him who the hell he thinks he is!? Rock doesn't really notice him, he tells Miz to park his truck. Rock comes across Big Show and tells him he was thinking about the Royal Rumble where Rock held on and Big Show went over. Big Show says he actually won that one, Rock's feet hit the floor. Rock says he actually agrees! That sucks doesn't it. The director of the Scorpion King said he talked to the Rock and said when he was watching the Royal Rumble that year he said the winner was going to be who he cast. It should have been him as a Hollywood superstar!
Rock walks by Lana and says he remembers her! Last time he saw here was in Brooklyn and that night she came to his room and taught him some new stretches. Rusev comes up behind Rock and Lana tells Rock that she is engaged to be wed to Rusev. Rock says congratulations he has a helluva woman, very flexible!
Rock makes his way to the ring.
Rock- Miami! Hometown are you ready for WrestleMania!? No no no this is live, are you ready for WrestleMania. The Rock is ready! The Rock plans on being there like he said. I'm ready, the crowd is ready, Michael Cole is ready, that other black guy I don't know is...*eyebrow*..ready. *Rock's eye catches a few guys in the crowd who are dressed up* Ok this is the time we go off the script!
Rock asks them who they are and they answer. There was a Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Macho Man.
Rock- Ok here we go, that's enough! My man is already on his phone. We're going to WrestleMania, but that's down the road. I'm talking about tonight! I'm the jabroni beating, pie eating, we're already trendin', say hello to my lil friend!
AWWWWW MIAMI DON'T YOU DARE BE SOOURRR!!!
Woods- Now Rock, we're going to need you to calm down. And that black guy is Byron Saxton and he's the best commentator in the business right now. Still not better than me but...
Kofi- How about we talk about the black guys you do know. The NEW DAY.
Woods- Three men who whooped the Lucha Dragons
Big E- Who whooped the Dudleyz, that's your Era now.
Woods- And last night we whooped your cousins the Usos.
Kofi- You call yourself the People's Champion but I'm looking at you and I don't see any gold. Where's your gold?! You know who does have some gold.
All- WHO?! WHO? WHO? YOU! YOU! YOU!
Woods- What we're saying is that we're the the WWE World Tag Team Champions!
Big E-Rock, you look like a man who doesn't eat his Booty-os. They make sure you're not booty. You're actually a very smart man because, unlike Lebron James, you went from here to Hollywood. You took your ball and you got the hell out of here. New Day Rocks! New Day Rocks!
Rock- So here's the thing, the Rock knows exactly who you are, you are the WWE Tag Team Champions. You are extremely entertaining. What's amazing is you are that entertaining when you wear llama penises on TV.
Woods- WHAAAAAAAT YOU CAN'T SAY PENIS ON TV! THAT IS NOT A THING! These are Unicorn horns!
Rock- Sorry they're Unicorn horns. Uhoh! Look at the big one, she's getting upset. Big mama didn't like that! You are so big and so strong, and yet so nerdy. It's like the incredible Hulk banged urkle. Let me make it really clear, here's the thing, this is a ring, those are ropes, why don't you walk down get in the ring and I'll shove that trombone up all three of your candy asses.
New Day- Champions huddle.
Rock- You look like three uni-bitches, get in here.
Woods- You want to see it get real?! Well you don't deserve it! Goodbye!
Rock- WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH! You don't understand, the Rock has a plan. Plan A didn't work, but plan B always works. Plan B, family.
The Usos come out from behind New Day and attack them. Big E gets in the ring and gets a Rock Bottom! Kofi gets a Samoan drop from Jey. Woods gets rolled in and gets a spinbuster and the People's Elbow!
Rock- Miami we will see you at WrestleMania! If you smellllll what the Rock is cookin!
Paige and Natalya vs. Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
Natty gets behind Foxy but Fox rolls Natty into her corner. Tag to Brie who locks a submission on Natty's neck. Brie slams Natty's head to the mat and then does the Daniel Bryan kicks to the chest. Brie Mode attempt but Natty rolls out of the way. Tag to Paige who hits a Superkick and follows it with a high knee. Paige puts Brie in the PTO but Fox broke it up. Natty takes out Fox while Paige hits the RamPaige for the victory.
Winners: Paige and Natty
The Miz- I am so sick of being interrupted! Whether it's MizTV or the Rock or---*Kalisto's music interrupts him*
Miz vs. Kalisto
Miz attacks pretty quickly but Kalisto takes control with a hurricarana sending Miz outside the ring and then a suicide dive. Crossbody by Kalisto and a 2 count. Headlock by Miz and then a shoulder block. Kalisto with a springboard seated senton on Miz. Miz rolls out to catch his breath as we head to break.
As we return Miz is in control because during the break Miz swept the leg of Kalisto from the top rope. Miz with an impressive clothesline on Kalisto. Miz throws Kalisto into the corner and stomps him. Miz with a running clothesline in the corner. Miz to the top rope and he connects with an axehandle. Miz tries to hit his finisher but Kalisto countered with a roll up, Miz countered with one of his own. Kalisto hits a kick to the side of the head of Miz. Kalisto with a seated senton and a corkscrew elbow. 2 count! Miz with a HUGE DDT! 2 count. Kalisto hits the Salida Del Sol for the win!
Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns vs. The League of Nations (Sheamus and Rusev)
Reigns and Sheamus start things off and Roman goes after Sheamus with force. Big clothesline by Reigns. Tag to Ambrose who hits a dropkick on Sheamus and tags Reigns back in. Rusev runs in but Roman hits an uppercut and Ambrose runs in and clotheslines Rusev out. Ambrose to the top rope and he hits a elbow drop on Sheamus and Rusev on the outside! We head to commercial.
We return and Sheamus has Roman in a chinlock. Roman reaches for Dean but then fights out and clotheslines Sheamus to even the pace of the match. Roman makes the hot tag to Dean who takes down Sheamus the a flying clothesline. Ambrose flips Sheamus out of the ring and then hits the suicide dive! Ambrose goes to the top but Alberto Del Rio pushes him off the side when the ref is distracted. Rusev goes and gets Ambrose as he has tagged in. Rusev throws Ambrose against the barricade repeatedly. 2 count as they get back in the ring. Rusev hits an impressive gut-wrench suplex on Ambrose. Then a second gut-wrench. Sheamus tags in and hits the Irish Curse, then another, and a third. 2 count by Sheamus. Ambrose fights out of a chinlock and tries to make a tag to Roman but gets thrown into Sheamus and Rusev's corner. Rusev tags in and hits an elbow on Dean. Rusev wraps Dean up in a choke hold. Ambrose picks up Rusev and drops him on his back. Tag to Sheamus who hits the 10 beats on the ringside. Ambrose blocks a punch but then Sheamus knocks him off the side of the ring. Sheamus throws Ambrose back in, but Ambrose turns it into the lunatic clothesline! Ambrose rolls in and makes the hot tag! Reigns takes down Rusev! Roman hits a big kick on Rusev! Rusev gets thrown out of the ring and hits a Samoan drop on Sheamus. Then a drive-by on Rusev! 10 clotheslines in the corner on Rusev. Roman loads up the Superman Punch but gets distracted by Del Rio then Barrett. Rusev hits a kick then tags Sheamus who hits the Brogue Kick. 1-2-Dean breaks it up! Ambrose takes out Rusev! Roman connects with a spear on Sheamus for the win!
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
Dean rolls out and clears off two of the announce table and Roman joins him with a big smile. Dean grabs Rusev and puts him on the french announce table as Reigns gets on it. Dean gets on the table as well. Dean and Roman hit a 2 man powerbomb, similar to the days of the Shield, on Rusev through the table!
Stephanie comes out.
Steph- I must say, that was impressive. And since the Authority always does what's best for business, and I said earlier I said the main event of Fast Lane will decide the main event of WrestleMania. That match is going to be Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar!