WWE Raw Results
January 31, 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio (Heritage Bank Center)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
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 Bobby Lashley defeating Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship this past Saturday at the WWE Royal Rumble following an attack by WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Paul Heyman turned his back on Lesnar as well. About an hour and a half later, Brock Lesnar entered the Royal Rumble match and won it.
We go live into the Heritage Bank Center to see a big fireworks display. “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will appear on the show tonight. She won the 30-Woman Royal Rumble match this past Saturday.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is in the ring. Pearce welcomes everyone to the show and puts over the Royal Rumble. We saw the return of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Bobby Lashley became the WWE Champion, and we saw decimation by “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. On the way to WrestleMania, there is a roadblock in the form of the Elimination Chamber. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will step into that Chamber and defend the title.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley’s music hits, and The All Mighty makes his way to the ring alongside MVP. They get in the ring. MVP says that is not how this works. Lashley pinned Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Lashley went to hell and back to do it and now he has to do it again? That’s not fair to put Lashley in the Elimination Chamber. This is the All Mighty. Putting Lashley in the Elimination Chamber is wrong. What the hell is wrong with Pearce? Lashley asks Pearce who the hell he thinks he is. He’s supposed to be out celebrating beating Brock Lesnar. Lashley is a better amateur wrestler, better MMA fighter, and better WWE Champion. Everyone thought The Beast couldn’t be slain, but he did it. Lashley says they can look at the footage. Who is the conqueror now? Who is The Beast now? Who is the champion now? Lashley holds up the title and says, “Bobby Lashley!”
Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and the former WWE Champion and 2022 Royal Rumble winner comes out to a big ovation. Lesnar is dressed to compete! Lesnar is smiling as he circles the ring and fist bumps some fans. MVP goes to speak, but Lesnar tells him to shut up or he’ll stick his cane up his ass. Lesnar calls Lashley, “Bobby Who.” Lesnar says, “Bob, you’re gonna stand here and pretend like you’re the champion? Come on, Bobby!” Lesnar asks where his pride is. Lashley didn’t beat him on Saturday night. Where’s the pride in that? Lesnar says Lashley knows the only way he beat him on Saturday is because of Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. Lesnar isn’t mad at Lashley. It’s all good. Lesnar is mad at Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. After that little debacle of a wrestling match they had, which was good, he took it upon himself and entered the Royal Rumble. News flash: Brock Lesnar won the Royal Rumble! The crowd roars in approval.
Lesnar laughs and slaps his knee. When you win the Royal Rumble as he did, Brock Lesnar gets to choose who he fights at WrestleMania. Lashley has no need to worry. It’s not him. At WrestleMania, he’s going to face Roman Reigns. Where Lashley fits in here is his match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania will be title for title. Lashley isn’t clear. Lesnar says he’s dressed to fight. Because he’s standing here dressed to fight, he challenges Lashley for his rematch right here in this ring in Cincinnati!
Lashley is fired up. Lashley says he pinned Lesnar once and will do it again. Lesnar tells him to take his $5 suit off and fight him. Lesnar says Lashley isn’t a champion since his manager is holding him back. MVP says after he conferred with the WWE Champion, the All Mighty says Lesnar can go to the back of the line and earn his shot. That challenge is declined. The crowd loudly boos. Lesnar says Lashley is nothing but a “chicken shit”! Lashley is irate! Lashley thinks about it before walking off. Lesnar knocks MVP down as he leaves the ring. Lesnar screams “chicken shit” over and over again at Lashley.
Pearce says Lashley may have denied Cincinnati of a WWE Championship match, but he will defend the title at Elimination Chamber against five other superstars. Lesnar screams that he wants in. Pearce confirms that Lesnar will be in the Elimination Chamber match. Lesnar is fired up.
Video Package: The rivalry between Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H.
Rhea Ripley makes her entrance. She’ll face Nikki A.S.H. next.
Footage is shown of Nikki A.S.H. viciously attacking Mighty Molly Holly before she entered the Royal Rumble match.
Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki A.S.H.
The bell rings, and Nikki A.S.H. charges Ripley, but Ripley easily shoulder blocks her down. Ripley lifts her in a gutwrench and throws her. Nikki gets out of another slam and hits the knee. Ripley powers her up and puts her in a delayed vertical suplex position. Ripley holds her up for a few moments before hitting the suplex. Nikki gets in the ring as Ripley goes outside. Ripley goes to get out of the ring, but Nikki catches her with the ring apron and beats her down. The screen goes black, which signals a wardrobe malfunction.
We come back from the break to see Nikki grounding Ripley. Nikki puts her in the corner and stomps her down. Nikki hits a running forearm and goes to the second rope. Nikki poses like a superhero and grabs Ripley. Ripley tosses her off attempting a tornado DDT and elbows her back. Ripley blocks a right hand and connects with a pair of short-arm clotheslines. Ripley blocks another hit and head-butts her. Ripley hits a snapmare and a low dropkick to the head. Ripley gets fired up. Nikki avoids an avalanche in the corner and rolls her up, but Ripley rolls through. Ripley superkicks her and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall.
Nikki fights back at her and connects with a tornado DDT, but Ripley kicks out. Nikki is irate and punches the mat. Nikki goes to the top rope and leaps, but Ripley avoids her. Nikki quickly clubs her in the neck and goes for a neckbreaker. Ripley counters out and hits the Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Replays are shown of Chad Gable failing in the Spelling Bee against RK-Bro. Gable then lost to Randy Orton in a singles match. Riddle chose the next Academic Challenge and made it a Scooter Race.
We go backstage to see Kevin Patrick. Chad Gable is dressed in a tight outfit and wearing a helmet. Riddle is there and wants to dedicate this to Randy Orton. Gable rips the paper out of Riddle’s hand and all it says is, “Gustavo.” Riddle says that’s the name of his stallion. Patrick says the first person to complete 50 laps around the arena and wind up at ringside is the winner. Gable says he has some Olympian friends that sent him this aerodynamic suit to make him faster. Riddle doesn’t buy it. Patrick says R-Truth is the special guest starter. R-Truth starts the race. Gable and Riddle start scooting.
A replay is shown from last week’s segment with Alexa Bliss and the psychiatrist. Bliss talked on and on about Lilly. We’ll see more of her journey back to Raw next.
Alexa Bliss looks distracted in the psychiatrist’s office. He asks what is going on with her. Bliss says he mentioned the word “imaginary” two weeks ago. She was always there for her in her toughest spots… that’s real. The psychiatrist asks what she would do if Lilly could come back to her. Bliss says she’d play games with her. The psychiatrist holds up a Lilly replica doll, and Bliss looks at it lovingly.
The Miz makes his entrance. He’ll face Dominik Mysterio next.
The Miz vs. Dominik Mysterio w/ Rey Mysterio
The Miz is not taking Dominik Mysterio seriously at all. They lock up, and Miz powers Dominik to the corner and rubs his head. Dominik shoves him, so Miz charges him. Dominik sidesteps him and knocks him down in the corner with a jab. Miz is not happy. Dominik applies a waistlock and avoids an elbow before knocking Miz back. Dominik knocks Miz into the ropes and goes for a 619, but Miz gets out of the ring to avoid it. Miz yells at Rey Mysterio at ringside. Dominik grabs Miz, but Miz knocks him back. Miz then shoves Rey into the commentary table.
Miz gets in the ring and takes Dominik down with a kick to the face. Miz hits the ropes and just falls down. Miz claims that Rey swept his feet. The referee takes Miz’s word for it and ejects Rey from ringside! Miz hits Dominik with the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
The Miz wildly celebrates at ringside as Rey Mysterio looks on in disgust.
WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke is walking around backstage when Tamina attacks her. Brooke quickly fights her off and runs away. Riddle and Chad Gable then scoot by them neck-and-neck. It’s lap 18 out of 50.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. We’ll have a special edition of The KO Show next.
Riddle is scooting backstage when he stops in front of Omos. Riddle looks up at him and says he has beautiful eyes. Omos looks confused. Chad Gable passes Riddle, so Riddle continues to scoot. It’s lap 25 out of 50.
Later tonight, we’ll see the return of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey to WWE Raw.
The Kevin Owens Show
Kevin Owens welcomes everyone to The Kevin Owens Show. Owens talks about the excitement of the Royal Rumble and new WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. We are on the road to the most stupendous two-night WrestleMania event of all time. That’s double the stupendousness. Owens has a Road to WrestleMania scoop. Owens says he is in the Elimination Chamber match… as soon as he beats that protected, sheltered, wannabe superstar Austin Theory. Owens will do that.
Owens has a guest that should be standing here right now as the Universal Champion. Owens introduces Seth “Freakin” Rollins to the ring. Rollins comes out to a nice ovation from the crowd. Owens thanks Rollins for being on the show. They sit down. Rollins is excited to be in Cincinnati and wouldn’t miss it despite not being 100%. Owens says he had a rough night at the Royal Rumble and wants the footage shown.
Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins def. Roman Reigns via DQ at the Royal Rumble. Reigns viciously beat Rollins down with a chair much like Rollins did to him in 2014.
Rollins looks disgusted and the crowd boos the footage. Owens says what Reigns did in that title match was disgusting and shameful. Reigns got intentionally disqualified because he knew he couldn’t beat Rollins and knew Rollins would beat him. While Rollins might not officially be the Universal Champion, Rollins is the Universal Champion of Owens’ heart. Rollins smirks and says that means a lot to him. Rollins cackles and stands up. While he is not here with the Universal Championship, he did acquire something else. That is a permanent piece of real estate in the brain of Roman Reigns. Rollins can go back there whenever he wants. When he does, he’ll bring back the Universal Championship.
That is SmackDown business, but this is Monday Night Raw. Rollins says it has come to his attention that the new champion Bobby Lashley is defending his title inside the Elimination Chamber in a few weeks. Rollins came to Owens’ show with a special announcement about the match. Owens looks confused. Rollins has a drumroll played and says he’ll be in the Elimination Chamber. Owens pretends to be happy but isn’t actually happy. Owens says he has a match against Austin Theory. Owens asks where Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are. Owens says they should find them and have Rollins threaten to leave the Elimination Chamber match if Owens is not put in without a qualifying match like Rollins. Rollins declines that.
Austin Theory makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Kevin Owens next.
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Kevin Owens vs. Austin Theory
Owens kick and chops away at Theory at the sound of the bell. Owens bounces him in the corner and applies a side headlock. Theory whips him off, but Owens shoulder blocks him down. Owens hits the ropes, but Theory drops down and leapfrogs him. Owens soon drops down and hits a back elbow before flattening him with a senton splash. Owens chops the chest and whips him hard into the corner. Theory collapses in pain. Owens stomps Theory’s hand and chops the chest a few times. Theory pushes him and punches him to the corner. Theory stomps away at him before twisting the arm and whipping him to the opposite corner. Owens quickly drops him on the apron, but Theory snaps him off the ropes. Theory rolls and hits a dropkick for a two count. Theory punches Owens and elbows him in the head. Theory punches away at him in the corner, but Owens immediately responds with a chop and an elbow to the head. Theory reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Owens kicks him in the face and takes him down with a clothesline. Owens charges, but Theory rolls out of the ring to recover. Theory then pulls Owens out of the ring, but Owens quickly gets the advantage and sends him into the barricade. Owens then crushes him with a cannonball against the barricade.
Owens gets Theory in the ring, but Theory quickly rolls out. Theory looks like he’s struggling to catch his breath. Theory kicks Owens as he approaches him and slams him onto the steps! No, not the side of the steps… the ACTUAL steps! What?!
We come back from the break to see Owens fight back at Theory and hit an enzuigiri. Owens then connects with a big DDT. Owens gets to his feet and looks broken. Owens goes to the top rope, but Theory cuts him off. Owens knocks him down and goes for a big moonsault, but Theory moves. Theory hits a standing blockbuster for a near fall. Theory connects with a fisherman’s buster over his knee for another near fall. Theory cannot believe that didn’t put Owens away. Owens fights back and hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker on his knee for a near fall.
Owens goes for a Stunner, but Theory pushes him off. Owens superkicks him down, goes to the top rope, and hits a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Owens sits on the top rope and pulls Theory up. Theory punches away at Owens and goes for a superplex. Owens fights him and hits a modified superplex! Owens crawls over and covers, but Theory gets a foot on the bottom rope for a near fall! Theory rolls out of the ring to recover. Owens goes outside and viciously attacks him. Owens goes for an apron powerbomb, but Theory grabs the ropes and pulls himself into the ring. As Owens gets in the ring, Theory kicks the middle rope into his groin! Theory quickly hits the ATL for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Theory
Austin Theory joins Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar in the Elimination Chamber against Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship!
The Street Profits give Riddle a drink from their red solo cups during his scooter race against Chad Gable. Gable scoots up, but they won’t give him any hydration. Otis comes up with a solo cup, but it’s filled with steak sauce. They’re on lap 39 of 50.
The Street Profits make their way to the ring. Dawkins, who is in his hometown, will face Dolph Ziggler.
Photos are shown of Montez Ford hitting Johnny Knoxville with a Frog Splash during the Royal Rumble match.
Angelo Dawkins w/ Montez Ford vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Ziggler quickly hits Dawkins with a big knee to the head for a near fall. Ziggler attacks him and sends him into the ring post shoulder-first for another near fall. Ziggler rakes the eyes of the hometown hero, eliciting jeers from the crowd. Ziggler rakes his boot on Dawkins’ face for another two count. Ziggler applies a chin lock. Dawkins fights up, but Ziggler takes him down with a neckbreaker. Ziggler sizes Dawkins up and avalanches him in the corner. Ziggler hits another avalanche and dances around. Ziggler goes for a third avalanche, but Dawkins wipes him out with a big right hand.
Dawkins pulls himself up, as does Ziggler. Dawkins hits a clothesline. Ziggler reverses a whip, but Dawkins comes back with a big back elbow and an exploder. Dawkins hits a twisting avalanche followed by a facebuster for a near fall. Dawkins grabs Ziggler, but Ziggler counters into a roll-up with a handful of tights for a near fall. Ziggler hits him with a scary DDT for a two count. That didn’t look good for either guy. Ziggler goes for a backslide, but Dawkins counters into a double-arm twisting neckbreaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Angelo Dawkins
Riddle and Chad Gable are on lap 49 out of 50 of the Scooter Race backstage. It ends at ringside.
Video Package: WWE 2K22 trailer
Veer Mahaan is coming to Raw.
Kevin Patrick is ringside at the finish line with R-Truth. Patrick asks R-Truth who will win, and R-Truth says the Bengals will win. The crowd roars in approval.
Riddle and Chad Gable emerge from the back on their scooters. Upon getting to the ringside area, Gable trips and hurts his knee. Riddle starts to coast to the finish line, but Otis flattens him with an avalanche. Gable notices what’s going on, gets on the scooter, circles Riddle, and easily crosses the finish line.
Riddle says that wasn’t cool. There was no integrity in that Scooter Race. Gable shushes Riddle. Do his cauliflower ears deceive him or is Riddle calling him a cheater? Gable says he’s never cheated at anything in his life. Gable didn’t cheat to get on the Olympic team and didn’t cheat to get his Master’s Degree with a 4.0 GPA. Gable says it sounds like Riddle is asking for a match, so Gable gives it to him… against Otis.
Riddle faces Otis next.
WrestleMania is 61 days away.
WWE Official Adam Pearce says this next match will be an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match. Whoever wins will be entered into the Elimination Chamber!
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Riddle vs. Raw Tag Team Champion Otis w/ Chad Gable
Otis quickly attacks Riddle and flattens him with a big shoulder tackle. Otis avalanches him in the corner before whipping him hard to the opposite corner. Riddle goes down hard. Otis punches away at Riddle in the corner and has him down on the mat. Otis stands over the man who just did 50 laps in the arena on a scooter. Otis slams Riddle down and hits a big splash for a near fall. Otis annihilates Riddle with a back elbow as he tried to fight back. Otis shouts that he is a tree trunk. Otis gets Riddle in the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. Otis stomps him, and Riddle rolls out of the ring in pain.
Riddle gets back in and tries to get some momentum, but Otis turns him inside out with another HUGE tackle. Otis pulls Riddle up and clubs the chest before applying a neck vice. Otis scoops him up and slams him down before dropping an elbow. Otis continues to toy with Riddle, standing on his chest triumphantly. Gable talks some trash as Otis stands on Riddle. Riddle comes back by snapping Otis off the top rope and strikes him into the ropes. Riddle hits a nasty running forearm. Riddle hits the ropes again, but Otis kills him with a clothesline. Otis talks some trash and applies another neck vice. Riddle fights up, so Otis maliciously clubs the back. Riddle flips through a suplex and kicks away at him. Otis quickly fends off the strikes and hits an exploder. Riddle avoids an avalanche and forearms him. Riddle ducks a clothesline and hits a Ripcord Knee. Riddle then takes Otis down with a second knee to the face. Riddle goes to the top rope and hits a Floating Bro onto Otis’ knee!
Riddle gets the crowd going and starts to stalk Otis a la Randy Orton. Otis shoves off an RKO attempt, but Riddle quickly elbows him away. Riddle comes off the top rope with a twisting senton for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Riddle
Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Austin Theory, and now Riddle. There’s one more spot left that will be filled by the winner of AJ Styles versus Rey Mysterio.
Rey Mysterio is shown stretching backstage. Elsewhere backstage, AJ Styles is warming up. They will battle later tonight.
More photos are shown from the Royal Rumble event.
Bianca Belair vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella
Before the match begins, Carmella tells the referee to wait. She goes outside and has her assistants put her face protector on. Carmella takes her sweet time before getting in the ring.
Belair takes her down with a waistlock at the sound of the bell. Belair scoops her up and hits another waistlock takeover. Carmella fights up and gets out of another waistlock takeover. Carmella talks trash and shoves Belair twice. Belair smirks and pretends to whip her with her ponytail. Carmella screams in fear, so Belair shoves her down. Carmella gets up and slaps her in the face. Belair is furious and chases her out of the ring. Carmella gets in the ring and stomps Belair as she gets in. Belair easily gets up and shoulder blocks her before doing a dance. Belair hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Carmella takes her down, but Belair gets up and stomps her. Carmella grabs the tights and pulls Belair into the turnbuckles. Carmella punches away at Belair and taunts the crowd. Carmella continues to attack her in the corner and hits some back elbows. Carmella clubs away at her and covers for a one count. Carmella quickly goes to the chin lock. A light “EST” chant picks up. Belair gets up and goes for a slam, but Carmella slides off and takes her down by the hair for a two count. Carmella quickly goes back to the chin lock. Carmella has it cinched in, but Belair eventually gets out.
Belair gets up and slams Carmella with a suplex. Belair kips up and starts to club away at Carmella. There’s no reaction right now. Belair quickly clubs her and hits the KOD for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair
We’ll get yet another look at Alexa Bliss’s journey back to Raw next.
We return to the psychiatrist’s office with Alexa Bliss staring at the Lilly doll. Bliss says she missed Lilly so much. The psychiatrist reminds her that this isn’t the real Lilly. It’s a replica he bought on WWEShop.com. He gives her the doll so she’ll know it’s not the real one. Bliss gets emotional and cries while holding the doll.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy. Patrick says Otis’ match against Riddle didn’t go his way, but they did get a critical victory in the Scooter Race. Replays are shown of Gable falling down, but Otis took out Riddle to give Gable the victory anyway. Gable laughs and says he won the race because he’s an Olympian. Now the Master can pick the final contest. They’ll have a Quiz Bowl. They’ll embarrass RK-Bro in the Quiz Bowl just like the Bengals will be embarrassed in the Super Bowl. RK-Bro can kiss their title rematch goodbye when they win. The crowd loudly boos, so Gable shushes them and walks off.
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar’s confrontation with WWE Champion Bobby Lashley earlier in the night. Lesnar will take part in the Elimination Chamber match.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Rey Mysterio in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match next.
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio
The bell rings, and they shake hands. They lock up, and Styles backs Mysterio to the corner before giving a clean break. Mysterio applies a waistlock, but Styles quickly spins and takes him down. Mysterio gets to the ropes, so Styles back off. They do a test of strength, but Mysterio gets on his shoulder and hits a sunset flip for a two count. Styles gets out and transitions to a side headlock. Mysterio whips him off and drops down, but Styles runs him over with a shoulder tackle. Styles hits the ropes, but Mysterio follows him in and hits a hurricanrana. Styles quickly comes back by putting Mysterio on the top rope and chopping the chest. Mysterio takes him down with a head-scissor takeover and hits the ropes, but Styles connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Styles attacks him and throws him out of the ring, but Mysterio rolls and lands on his feet. Styles goes for a plancha, but Mysterio avoids it. Mysterio takes him down and goes for a slide from the ring to the floor, but Styles gets the knees up. Styles lifts him for a powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a hurricanrana into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Mysterio and Styles going at it. Mysterio goes for a springboard moonsault, but Styles catches him. Mysterio quickly makes a comeback with a tornado DDT.
Both men are down. They get to their feet and Mysterio hits Styles with a springboard cross-body block for a near fall. Mysterio kicks Styles in the back of the knee a few times before sending him to the ropes for a dropkick, but Styles holds onto the ropes. Styles hits a sliding forearm followed by an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Styles lifts Mysterio, but Mysterio flips him into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Styles knocks him back. Mysterio avoids a Phenomenal Forearm. Styles goes for a Calf Crusher, but Mysterio rolls through and kicks him in the head. Mysterio rolls over and covers for a near fall.
Styles grabs Mysterio and goes for a Styles Clash off the second rope, but Mysterio holds the ropes. Mysterio punches Styles and connects with a 619! Mysterio goes to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Styles sits up to avoid it. Mysterio quickly catches him with a crucifix pin for a near fall. Styles connects with a Pele Kick and gets to his feet. Styles pulls Mysterio up and goes for a Styles Clash, but Mysterio counters into a seated senton. Mysterio goes to the top rope and hits another seated senton, but Styles rolls through and hits a Styles Clash for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles
Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Austin Theory, Riddle, and AJ Styles in three weeks in Saudi Arabia.
Video Package: “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey wins the 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will be out next.
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring to a big ovation. She doesn’t look like she’s in any mood for fun. Rousey says she’s been debating since Saturday about whose title she wants to take. Should it be Charlotte’s or Rebecca’s? She could choose Rebecca, but her attention is a compliment she doesn’t deserve. The biggest fight with any woman at any time is always with her. Rebecca’s stagnating title reign isn’t her problem. She could choose Charlotte just to prove that even as a contender, not even a champion – yet – that Rebecca is still on her undercard. Then Charlotte will know and Rebecca will know, that the baddest big time bitch is her.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out laughing and calls her “Ronnie the little weirdo.” Lynch says that Rousey hasn’t changed. Rousey loses credibility with statements like that. Rousey talks about her being on the undercard when she’s the only person in the company that beat her. She wasn’t sure Rousey would ever come back. Everyone knows the biggest match of the decade will be Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch. Seeing as this is Rousey’s first WrestleMania back, she could see her going for an appetizer in Charlotte Flair. If she wants the meat and potatoes right away, then Lynch is game. Rousey should decide soon because the Raw Women’s Division has never been hotter. She wants to know who she’s going to beat next. Time is money. Who is it going to be?
Lynch says the people want to know who it’s going to be. Rousey takes Lynch down with an arm throw and says she’ll give Lynch her answer on Friday. Lynch looks furious. Rousey quickly walks off. Lynch says that was rude. It’s official: Ronda Rousey fears Becky Lynch. Maybe she wanted to get out of Cincinnati as quickly as she does. Rousey can run…
Lita’s music hits, and the WWE Hall of Famer makes her way to the ring. Lita sarcastically says that was so rude of Rousey. Lynch says she’s been saying for four years that Rousey is rude. A “Lita” chant picks up. Lita says she doesn’t know how Rousey could talk to the G.O.A.T. like that. Lita says Lynch has set the Women’s Division on fire. It’s never been hotter. Lynch says she loved Lita growing up. Lita says Lynch is a fighting champion and never backs down from a challenge. Lynch asks what she’s getting at here. Lita says she was thinking about facing Becky Lynch at Elimination Chamber. Lynch says, “Um, no.”
A “YES” chant picks up. Lita says Lynch never backs down from a challenge and this is a challenge. Lynch says Lita is taking her words out of context and this situation doesn’t apply. Lita says if she’s scared, she can just say so. Lynch says she’s many things, but none of them are scared. Lynch agrees to face Lita at Elimination Chamber. Lita is happy and walks off. Lynch looks like she immediately regretted making that statement.