WWE Raw Results
January 6, 2020
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Commentary: Vic Joseph and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting the wild wedding of Bobby Lashley and Lana. We go into the arena to see a big fireworks display. The commentators run down the show for tonight.
Heyman says to the booing crowd, “Happy New Year to you, too, bitches.” Heyman introduces himself as the advocate of the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar is all about making history. Heyman asked Lesnar who is worthy to step into the ring with the conqueror in sports entertainment history. Lesnar’s answer was… there is not one person that can or is worthy enough to share the spotlight with him. The crowd boos. Heyman says they don’t boo Brock Lesnar, which only makes them boo louder. Lesnar is about to do something unprecedented and can be legitimately advertised as “first time ever.” They said The Undertaker couldn’t be defeated at WrestleMania… but his client conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. No beast could be NCAA Heavyweight Champion, UFC Champion, WWE Heavyweight Champion, and WWE Champion… ladies and gentlemen, Brock Lesnar.
There’s a universe Brock Lesnar has not yet conquered. Do you want to see Lesnar in a dream match at the Royal Rumble? How about every single challenger that wants Lesnar at the Royal Rumble gets him? His client is entering the Royal Rumble match! He’s not just entering the match. That would kind of make history. His client is entering the Royal Rumble match first! That means if Roman Reigns is in the Royal Rumble, it’s Lesnar versus Reigns. If Seth Rollins enters, it’s Rollins vs. Lesnar. Anyone that enters the Rumble will go face-to-face with Lesnar. Although Lesnar takes the ring first, he’ll be standing victorious in the ring last! Ambitious? Yes. Unprecedented? Absolutely. Historic? You damn right. Brazen? Brock Lesnar is the beast of brazen. Brock Lesnar will conquer and win the Royal Rumble after entering first… that’s not just a prediction. That is a spoiler. Lesnar and Heyman walk off.
We go backstage to see Rey Mysterio talking in Spanish. Sara Schreiber walks up to him. She asks how much the United States Championship opportunity means to him. Mysterio says it means everything because his career only has days left, not years. Mysterio thanks his son Dominic for keeping him competing against the top. Andrade doesn’t deserve to be in that category. Tonight, he’s taking his title back.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance. He’ll face Andrade for the WWE United States Championship, next.
WWE United States Championship
Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade (c) w/ Zelina Vega
The bell rings, and Andrade quickly attacks Mysterio. Mysterio soon sidesteps him and takes him out of the ring with a head-scissor takeover. Mysterio then slides out of the ring and hits a head-scissor takeover on the floor. Mysterio punches Andrade before putting him in the ring for a one count. Andrade punches Mysterio down and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Mysterio springboards off the ropes and lands on Andrade’s shoulders. Mysterio gives him a hurricanrana over the top rope, but Andrade keeps Mysterio on his shoulders. Mysterio then hits a victory roll to send Andrade head-first into the ring steps! Zelina Vega screams in horror as the referee checks on Andrade. Mysterio gets him in the ring, and Andrade is stumbling around. Mysterio springboards off the top rope, but Andrade dropkicks him out of mid-air.
We come back from the break to see Andrade knock Mysterio off the ropes. Andrade does a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through and dropkicks him in the face. Mysterio blocks a punch and punches Andrade back. Andrade reverses a whip, but Mysterio wipes him out with a hurricanrana. Mysterio charges, but Andrade drops him on the apron. Mysterio kicks him in the face and hits a springboard seated senton. Mysterio goes for a springboard moonsault, but Andrade catches him. Mysterio quickly hits a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Mysterio boots Andrade back as the crowd chants, “619.” Mysterio goes to the top, but Andrade knocks him over. Mysterio is in a tree of woe facing ringside. Andrade goes to the top rope and goes for a double stomp, but Mysterio moves out of the way. Mysterio goes for a sunset flip on the floor, but Andrade rolls through and hits a meteora. Andrade gets Mysterio in the ring for a two count. Andrade starts the Three Amigos, but Mysterio counters into a roll-up for a two count. Mysterio gets him in position for a 619, but Andrade gets up and hits a wild back elbow combo. Andrade goes for a move, but Mysterio counters into a Canadian Destroyer! Mysterio pins him, but Zelina Vega puts the foot on the bottom rope. The referee counts three and the bell rings, but the referee sees the foot on the rope. The referee orders the match to restart.
We join the restarted match in progress. Mysterio quickly knocks Andrade over the top rope to the floor. Mysterio comes off the apron with a hurricanrana that sends Andrade into the barricade. Mysterio gets Andrade in the ring and connects with a sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall. Andrade gets him on the apron, and they exchange strikes before Mysterio hits a sunset flip that sends Andrade spine-first into the ring post!
The crowd chants, “This is awesome,” as Mysterio rolls Andrade into the ring. Mysterio hits the old Dropping the Dime (springboard leg drop) for a near fall. Mysterio goes for a missile dropkick, but Andrade counters into a wheelbarrow facebuster for a near fall. Andrade stomps and punches Mysterio in the corner before the referee backs him up. Vega is pleased at ringside. Andrade goes for running double knees, but Mysterio moves. Mysterio hits a springboard hurricanrana to put him into position. Mysterio connects with a 619 and goes to the top rope, but Andrade gets out of the ring. Mysterio comes off the apron with a hurricanrana attempt, but Andrade throws him off into Zelina Vega!
Andrade throws Mysterio into the ring steps before putting him in the ring. Andrade goes for a Hammerlock DDT, but the referee stops the move from happening. Mysterio goes outside and is checking on Vega. He gets in the ring, and Andrade hits the Hammerlock DDT for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Andrade
Andrade rips off Mysterio’s mask and hands it to Zelina Vega, who has fully recovered. Mysterio immediately covers his face as Andrade celebrates with Vega. The referee puts a towel over Mysterio’s face.
Charly Caruso asks Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe about Seth Rollins saying they’re “individualists.” Owens says it’s true. Owens doesn’t like anyone and Joe never plays with anyone. The enemy of his enemy is his friend. They’re going to watch each other’s backs tonight. Joe says he recognizes that backup is needed. Joe challenges Rollins and the AOP against the three of them. Owens thinks he means Caruso, but Joe says he has a guy. Joe tells Owens to trust him, but Rollins and AOP should be worried. Owens is intrigued.
Seth Rollins and AOP are walking backstage when Charly Caruso walks up to them with the challenge from Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. Rollins says the WWE Universe made him the chosen one. Rollins sacrificed so much to be the messiah of Raw. No one stands by Joe or KO. They are a united front. This is fate and inevitable. If anyone stands up to them, AOP will take care of it.
The Street Profits make their way to the ring. They talk about being excited about the first Raw of 2020. Tonight, they’re pillaging the Viking Raiders because they want the smoke.
Raw Tag Team Championship
Street Profits vs. The O.C. vs. The Viking Raiders (c’s)
Erik starts off against Karl Anderson. Erik quickly takes him down before slamming him hard with a waistlock takeover. Ivar tags in and takes Anderson down for a two count. Ivar shoulders Anderson in the corner as Erik tags in. Erik punches Anderson down before Ivar tags in. Angelo Dawkins blind tags in on Ivar. Ivar takes down Anderson and angrily stares at Dawkins. Dawkins applies a side headlock to Anderson. Anderson whips him off, but Dawkins leapfrogs him, sends him into the ropes, and dropkicks him down. Montez Ford tags in and dropkicks Anderson. Anderson desperately tags Ivar in. Ford applies a side headlock, but Ivar whips him off. Ford slides under a big boot and flips over him. Ivar rolls over his back, Ford flips over him, and they start doing cartwheels. The crowd gives them a nice hand.
The O.C. runs in and attacks them from behind before sending Ivar into the ring post. Luke Gallows tags in on Ivar and attacks Ford. Gallows punches away at Ford in the corner. Gallows bounces Ford in the corner before tagging Anderson in. Anderson attacks Ford in the corner before ripping at his face. Anderson punches Ford down in the corner before digging his knee into his face. Gallows tags back in and hits a butterfly suplex for a two count. Gallows elbows away at Ford’s chest before applying a chin lock. The O.C. hits a double-team back suplex/neckbreaker combo. Dawkins breaks up the pin. Anderson knocks Dawkins out of the ring. Gallows tags in, but Ford flips through a back suplex.
Ford tags Erik in. Erik attacks Gallows and hits a t-bone suplex. Dawkins runs in, and Erik t-bone suplexes him. Erik flips Anderson over and hits a knee to the face before dropkicking Gallows into the corner. Ivar tags in, and they take Ford down before Erik body slams Ivar on Ford. Ivar tags in, and Erik drives him into Gallows’ face. The Viking Raiders hit a Viking Experience on Ford, but The O.C. breaks up the pin. Ivar sends Anderson out of the ring and hits Dawkins and Anderson with a suicide dive. Erik goes for a suicide dive on Gallows, but Gallows catches him and sends him into the barricade. Gallows then sends him into the crowd.
We come back from the break to see Gallows kneeing away at Erik. Anderson tags in, and Erik tries to fight out of the corner. Anderson quickly stops him and tags Gallows in. Gallows stomps Erik down in the corner. Anderson tags in and takes Erik down for a chin lock. Erik gets up and tags Ivar in. Ivar runs wild on Anderson and knocks Gallows off the apron. Ivar hits a seated senton on Anderson before cartwheeling around Gallows and taking him down. Ivar charges Anderson, but he moves. Dawkins and Erik tag in. Dawkins punches Ivar before dropkicking Erik. Dawkins floors Ivar with a t-bone suplex. Dawkins dropkicks Erik back before hitting an avalanche and a bulldog. Ford tags in, and Dawkins whips him into Erik. Erik drops him on the apron, but Dawkins quickly hits a frog splash. Anderson blind tagged in and knocks Ford and Dawkins out of the ring. Anderson covers, but Ivar breaks it up.
Ford gets in the ring and hits a summersault senton on Gallows. Anderson kicks Erik and uppercuts him. Erik quickly counters Anderson with a powerbomb. Ivar tags in and comes off the top rope with a big splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: The Viking Raiders
Samoa Joe is warming up backstage when Charly Caruso walks up asking who the mystery partner is. Kevin Owens walks up and wants to know who the partner is. Owens has done a lot of bad things to people in this company. He wants to know who the partner is. Joe says he’ll show him, and they walk off. Caruso follows them.
Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens walk over to a door with Charly Caruso behind them. Joe tells Owens to go inside. Owens goes inside and comes out smiling widely. Owens says they’re good. Charly asks who it is, and Joe tells her all good things come to those that wait.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring to a big reception. Lynch says it is good to hear their voices. She’s been walking around for months now wondering what kind of a champion she is. She let the doubters get to her and forced the powers that be get her a rematch against Asuka at the Royal Rumble. Lynch is kind of doubting her wisdom on that one. Her life has changed so much in the last year. She’s been living on the road in a whirlwind. Over the holidays, she thought about what it really means to be The Man. Should she be happy doing all she said she would, being on cereal boxes, and taking the advice of the people backstage? Should she avoid the one woman she can’t seem to beat?
Video Package: Asuka submits Becky Lynch at the 2019 Royal Rumble
Asuka comes out shouting in Japanese. She gets in the ring and gets in Lynch’s face. Lynch simply drops her with a right hand to the face and walks off. Asuka is furious in the ring.
Mojo Rawley walks up to Erick Rowan and asks to see what is in the cage. Rowan says he’ll allow it, but he can’t tell anyone. Rawley lifts the tarp slightly and jumps back in horror. Rawley asks what is wrong with him and runs off. Rowan smiles as he continues walking.
Replays are shown of Andrade defeating Rey Mysterio earlier tonight to retain the United States Title.
Sara Schreiber is backstage with United States Champion Andrade and Zelina Vega. She asks if Andrade crossed the line. Andrade laughs and says in Spanish that he terminated Rey Mysterio. A maskless Rey Mysterio attacks him from behind. We do not see his face. Mysterio puts his mask back on and continues to viciously attack him until referees and producers break it up.
Erick Rowan vs. a local talent
Rowan grabs the jobber and throws him out of the ring. Rowan screams that he’s going to take a look. The jobber escapes and gets in the ring, challenging Rowan.
Rowan spin kicks him at the sound of the bell before avalanching him in the corner. Rowan hits an Iron Claw Slam and steps on him for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Erick Rowan
Rowan throws the jobber out of the ring and lifts the tarp slightly, shoving his face in the face. The jobber screams and pulls away, his face covered in what looks like blood. The jobber screams as he runs up the ramp. Rowan simply laughs.
Seth Rollins and AOP are standing backstage deep in thought.
Footage is shown of Randy Orton faking an injury to get to AJ Styles. They will face next week on Raw.
The bell rings, and Tozawa attacks Styles. Styles quickly sends him to the corner, but Tozawa avoids an avalanche. Styles quickly knocks him back and hits a Phenomenal Forearm. Styles lifts the shoulders before the three count. Styles thinks about it before giving Tozawa a draping DDT. Styles mocks the crowd and drops down a la Randy Orton. Styles hits Tozawa with an RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles
A video highlights the wedding of Bobby Lashley and Lana, which was ultimately stopped by Liv Morgan and Rusev.
Bobby Lashley, Lana, and the minister make their way to the ring. Lana says for those that didn’t want to see them get married, that’s too damn bad. The minister pronounces them husband and wife based on his emergency powers from Oklahoma. Lashley and Lana kiss in the ring. Lana takes the microphone from the presider and calls him boring.
Lana says everyone is making her sad because no one wants to see the ring on her finger. The people are peasants. So many people are jealous of them. Lashley says the most miserable of them all is her sorry excuse for an ex-husband. Rusev came out and ruined the greatest day of their lives, and for what? So he and these idiots can have a laugh? A “Rusev Day” chant picks up. Lashley says Rusev is trying to hide the fact that he wasn’t man enough to keep his wife.
Rusev appears on the screen in front of a fake beach sing in a sleeveless Hawaiian shirt. Rusev suggests they have a joint bank account. They’re the two most miserable people in the arena. Since they’ve decided not to take a honeymoon, so he did it for them. Rusev wants to give them a nice wedding present. Rusev put together a “Lana and Bob” wedding album.
Still photos are shown of the wedding from last week, ending with Lana’s face covered in cake. Rusev taunts them. Lana shouts that she hates Rusev. Rusev ruins everything. She hates all the people. Lashley shouts for Lana to shut up. Rusev used to be a man, but it appears that his ex-wife stripped him of his manhood. If Rusev has any balls left, he can show up next week on Raw so he can strip them off and shove them down his damn throat. Rusev shouts, “No!” Rusev says it’s not going to happen. Next week will be the return of the Bulgarian Brute. He will do unspeakable things to Lashley. He will brutalize every portion of his body. If there’s anything left, it’s all for Lana. Lashley sneers as Rusev’s music plays.
Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, and a mystery partner will take on Seth Rollins and AOP.
Charlotte Flair is walking backstage. She’ll be in action, next.
Rusev will face Bobby Lashley next week on Raw.
Charly Caruso says R-Truth has set a record for most titles in WWE history. Liv Morgan walks up Caruso instead. Morgan congratulates R-Truth on his record. Morgan says Rusev is facing Lashley next week, which means Lana will be in Lashley’s corner. Rusev needs someone in his corner. That’s a moment she’d “Liv” for.
Logan attacks Flair as she takes off her robe. Logan sends Flair shoulder-first into the ring post. Flair falls out of the ring, so Logan follows her out and knees her in the face. Flair reverses a whip to the corner and punches away at Logan. Logan tackles her into the crowd. Flair quickly throws her back to ringside, but Logan just as quickly sends her into the ring post. Logan punches her before getting into the ring. Logan looks down at Flair’s robe and picks it up before whipping it into the mat a few times. Flair looks furious. Logan throws it at Flair.