WWE Raw Results
January 27, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, 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 that highlights the Men’s Royal Rumble match. Brock Lesnar ran through everyone as the first entrant, tying the record for most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble with 13. Drew McIntyre then came out and eliminated Lesnar. McIntyre would go on to win the whole match.
The Raw video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy will defend the Raw Tag Team Championships against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe. We will also see Andrade defend the United States Championship against Humberto Carrillo. We’ll hear from Charlotte Flair and see Edge as well.
Drew McIntyre is introduced to the crowd as the winner of the 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble and the person that will main event WrestleMania. LOUD reaction for McIntyre. The crowd chants, “You deserve it!” McIntyre says he’s convinced he’s been dreaming for the past 24 hours. It feels so good to stand before the people and say that the winner of the 2020 Royal Rumble is Drew McIntyre. Another loud reaction. That means he’s going to WrestleMania. Some of the people like to play games and draw out the decision, but that’s not his style. McIntyre is going to make an announcement and a challenge. McIntyre says, “I challenge Brock Lesnar!” The crowd erupts and starts a “YES” chant.
Most of the boys in the back are terrified of Lesnar, but he isn’t. McIntyre entered the ring and Claymore Kicked him over the top rope. McIntyre says he’ll beat Lesnar for the WWE Title at WrestleMania. McIntyre says he’s fired up and needs to get the energy out. He wants to give some Claymores out. Who has the balls to fight Drew McIntyre?
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows make their way to the ring and get inside. Anderson says he accepts the open challenge and will fight McIntyre tonight. Gallows then says he’ll fight McIntyre tonight as well. McIntyre says he’s the dream-maker. They can both fight him tonight. McIntyre orders a referee to come down to the ring.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Gallows and Anderson
McIntyre chops Anderson down and hits a suplex. Gallows tags in and kicks McIntyre. McIntyre shoves him to the corner and stomps and chops him. Gallows fights out of the corner and knees him. They go for the Magic Killer, but McIntyre gets out. McIntyre takes Gallows down before hitting Anderson with a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre hits a pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes on Anderson before hitting a flying axe handle. McIntyre kips up and hits Gallows with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre kips up again, counts down, and hits Anderson with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre points at Gallows and counts down before hitting him with a Claymore Kick. McIntyre pulls Gallows onto Anderson and pins them both.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre sends Gallows and Anderson out of the ring. All of a sudden, the WWE Champion Brock Lesnar runs down and attacks McIntyre. Lesnar gives McIntyre an F5 before holding up the WWE Championship and leaving the ring. Paul Heyman stands with Lesnar at the top of the stage.
A highlight from Edge’s career is shown. This highlight is from WrestleMania X-Seven when Edge speared Jeff Hardy to the mat as he dangled high above the ring in TLC II.
Rey Mysterio vs. MVP
The bell rings, and they hit ropes a few times and wind up in a stalemate. A “You still got it” chant picks up for MVP. Mysterio applies a waistlock, but MVP fights out and sends him to the corner. Mysterio slingshots over him and hits the ropes, but MVP hits a big boot for a two count. MVP punches away at him before backing up. Mysterio staggers to the corner, so MVP stomps him down. Mysterio comes back with an enzuigiri that sends MVP out of the ring. Mysterio then comes off the apron with a flying hurricanrana into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see MVP get Mysterio in an electric chair. Mysterio gets out with a hurricanrana into the corner. Mysterio kicks MVP in the leg before chopping him. MVP reverses a whip, but Mysterio comes right back with a head-scissor into the corner. MVP drops him on the apron, so Mysterio kicks him back. Mysterio hits a flying seated senton followed by a springboard moonsault block for a near fall. Mysterio goes for a springboard cross-body block, but MVP catches him and slams him down. MVP connects with a Ballin’ Elbow Drop, but Mysterio grabs the bottom rope. Mysterio soon gets him into the ropes for a 619 that barely connected. Mysterio follows up with a springboard splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio
Charlotte Flair will announce who she will face at WrestleMania. We’ll also hear from Edge.
WrestleMania 36 is 69 days away.
Footage is shown from earlier in the night when WWE Champion Brock Lesnar blindsided Drew McIntyre and laid him out with an F5. McIntyre had just defeated Gallows and Anderson in a handicap match.
It’s official: Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36.
Black takes Johnson down with a waistlock. Black all of a sudden wipes him out with Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
Black holds himself accountable for being eliminated from Royal Rumble. Black is no longer going to dare someone to pick a fight with him. He’ll bring the fight to them. Black sits in the ring and smiles.
Footage is shown of Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy defeating the Viking Raiders for the Raw Tag Team Championship.
Rollins and Murphy make their entrance. They’ll defend the titles against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe, next.
Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy are in the ring. Rollins says he almost won the Royal Rumble for the second year in a row, but it wasn’t in the cards. Rollins was eliminated by the eventual winner, Drew McIntyre. Rollins tells McIntyre to enjoy it because the crowd will turn on him in a heartbeat. One positive is he eliminated Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens from the Royal Rumble.
The other positive is Buddy Murphy. They dethroned the Viking Raiders to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions. Earlier today, Owens and Joe laid out a challenge for the titles. Since he is a benevolent leader, he has accepted the challenge. Rollins orders Joe and Owens to come out and get their asses handed to them by the Monday Night Messiah.
Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe come out to the stage. Owens says Rollins still talks too much. For the last few months, Rollins has been an absolute jackass. Owens says Rollins absolutely sucks. Rollins mentions that Owens says he talks too much, but Owens is the one doing all the talking. Joe says week after week, Owens has looked for the fight, but Rollins ran. What is different about tonight? Owens says Rollins is so eager to fight they have to think his hired goons are lurking. Rollins says they don’t need the AOP to beat the two of them. Rollins has a camera crew on the AOP. The AOP are shown on the big screen.
Joe insinuates that Rollins is lying and that was recorded earlier in the day. Rollins is furious and has one of them say something to Owens. Rollins says they are in his dressing room. Owens sarcastically thanks him for telling them where they are. The Viking Raiders all of a sudden appear on the screen and viciously brawl with AOP in Rollins’ locker room. Owens and Joe make their way to the ring.
Another Edge highlight is shown. This time we’re seeing a highlight from New Years Revolution in 2006 when Edge cashed in Money in the Bank for the first time ever on John Cena to win the WWE Championship.
Edge will be live on Raw later tonight.
Raw Tag Team Championships
Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy (c’s) vs. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe
Seth Rollins will start the match against Samoa Joe. Rollins hooks a side headlock before wrenching the arm. Joe gets out and punches Rollins down. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Buddy Murphy comes over and talks strategy with him. They collect themselves, and Murphy tags in. Murphy applies a waistlock, but Joe takes him down. Joe jabs away at Murphy in the corner, taking him down. Joe forearms Murphy in the face until Murphy responds. Murphy hits the ropes, but Joe shoulder blocks him down. Kevin Owens tags in and punches away at Murphy, beating him down in the corner before taunting Rollins. Owens scoop slams Murphy and hits a slingshot elbow drop for a two count. Owens puts Murphy back in the corner and tags Joe in. Joe hits a snapmare and attacks the back before kicking him in the chest. Joe drops an elbow for a near fall. Joe takes Murphy down with a side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Owens tags in and punches away at Murphy. Owens hits a backbreaker for a near fall. Joe tags in, and Murphy flips through a back suplex. Joe punches him back, and Rollins blind tags in. Joe tries to fight him off, but they take Joe down with a double-team back elbow. Rollins stomps away at Joe in the corner before backing up and taunting the crowd. Murphy tags back in, and they whip Joe to the corner. Murphy whips Rollins into Joe, but Joe gives him a back body drop out of the ring. Murphy goes for a missile dropkick, but Joe sidesteps him. Joe then sends Murphy out of the ring. Owens hits Rollins with a cannonball off the apron while Joe hits Murphy with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Rollins standing over Owens, who is struggling to get to his feet. During the commercial, Samoa Joe was sent to the back by the referee after it was feared he got a concussion. During the suicide dive, Joe’s face landed hard on the floor and he immediately grabbed his head. Owens DDTs Murphy. Rollins tags in, and Owens takes him down for a frog splash to pick up a near fall. Murphy soon tags in, but Owens punches and chops him back. Owens hits the ropes, but Murphy hits a jumping calf kick for a near fall.
Rollins tags in and goes for a Pedigree, but Owens hits a back body drop. Rollins lands on his feet, so Owens hits a Pop-up Powerbomb for a near fall. Murphy tags in and kicks Owens before putting him on the top rope. Murphy goes for a superplex, but Owens fights it and head-butts him. Owens hits a front suplex off the ropes followed by a Swanton Bomb, but Rollins breaks it up. Owens throw Rollins out of the ring and hits a summersault senton. Owens gets back in the ring, and Murphy hits him with a running knee. Owens avoids a Stomp from Rollins. Owens goes for a Stunner on Murphy, but Murphy shoves him off. Owens gives Rollins a Stunner, and Murphy immediately rolls him up with the tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Raw Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy
Rollins and Murphy embrace in victory on the stage while Owens looks on in fury.
Another Edge highlight is shown with him returning from a torn Achilles Heel in 2010 to win the Royal Rumble.
WWE United States Champion Andrade makes his way to the ring with Zelina Vega.
Still photos are shown from last night’s Royal Rumble event. They concentrate on Becky Lynch finally defeating Asuka.
Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage. She cannot believe she was ever doubting herself. She should slap herself in the head for doing that. Lynch says she is the GOAT. As for Charlotte Flair, it won’t be the first time she defeats her, but it will be the last.
WWE United States Championship
Andrade (c) w/ Zelina Vega vs. Humberto Carrillo
Carrillo starts off with a dropkick and gets him outside the ring. Andrade sends him into the ring post and puts him in the ring. Carrillo soon fights back and knocks him out of the ring. Carrillo then hits a moonsault plancha to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Andrade counter a springboard arm drag into a flapjack. Andrade applies a modified surfboard stretch. Carrillo somehow sits up and goes for a move, but Andrade viciously powerbombs him. Andrade stomps him in the corner and goes for the double knees, but Carrillo moves. Carrillo knocks Andrade back and hits a springboard cross-body. Andrade sidesteps a strike, but Carrillo still takes him down. Carrillo connects with a standing moonsault for a near fall.
Andrade makes a comeback by kicking the feet out from under Carrillo as he attempted a springboard for a near fall. Andrade argues with the referee. Vega orders Andrade to finish this. Andrade ducks a kick, but Carrillo hits him on the rebound. Carrillo connects with his big moonsault, so Vega gets in the ring and breaks it up. The referee calls the match off.
Winner by Disqualification: Humberto Carrillo
Andrade retains the WWE United States Championship
Carrillo viciously knocks Andrade out of the ring. Carrillo pulls back the pad and exposes the concrete. Carrillo then gives Andrade the Hammerlock DDT on the concrete, the same thing Andrade did to him over a month ago. Vega screams in horror as referees come down to check on Andrade.
Charlotte Flair will make her WrestleMania decision, next.
Footage is shown from Edge’s retirement speech in 2011. Edge, who stunningly came out of retirement last night, will be live on Raw tonight.
Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring to a big reception. Flair says for those that missed it last night, she won the Royal Rumble. That gets a mixed reception. Flair says she did something she said she would do. Flair says she shouldn’t brag, but that’s what she does. Here are some highlights from last night.
Video Package: The Women’s Royal Rumble Match
Flair brags about outlasting 29 other women. In 10 weeks, she’ll go to WrestleMania for the title. At WrestleMania, she is going to challenge… for a championship. She’s still thinking about it. Flair laughs as the crowd groans.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors come out to the stage. Asuka shouts in Japanese and gets in the ring with Kairi Sane. Asuka says if she was in the Women’s Royal Rumble, she would have won. Flair asks if Asuka is challenging her. The Kabuki Warriors attack Flair and give her a double-team suplex before they just cut to commercial.