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1. Sheamus vs Dean Ambrose - Double Count Out
2. Titus O'Neil def. Stardust
3. The Usos def. The New Day
4. The Wyatt Family def. Social Outcasts - DQ
5. Kalisto def. Alberto Del Rio - New US Champion
6. Charlotte vs Brie Bella - No Winner
7. One vs All - No Winner
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - JANUARY 11, 2016
Video: Highlights from last week's Raw
Welcome to Monday Night Raw and WWE Superstars are lined up along the stage. Vince McMahon and Stephanie walk out to the ring. Vince says "Happy days indeed" and Stephanie asks the WWE Universe why they aren't happy and Vince then tells everyone to look at the next WWE World Champion but who will that be.
Stephanie says Roman Reigns may wear the championship around his waist to enter the ring but one of the 29 superstars will walk out as champion. All they have to do is throw Roman Reigns out of the ring.
Vince thens calls out Dolph Ziggler saying for 10 years he's reached for the brass ring and this could be his time. Stephanie says then again it could be Kevin Owens. Vince then says it could be a New Day.
The lights go out and come back on and The Wyatt Family is standing at ringside and Bray says it's just like he's always said "Anyone but Roman". Vince agrees anyone but Roman and that includes The Beast Brock Lesnar. Reigns' music plays and the WWE Champion walks out through the crowd.
Reigns steps into the ring and Vince tells him to take it easy and asks why Reigns is out here. Reigns says he's not out here to beat up Vince but just to ask one question. What happens if he wins. Stephanie begins laughing and calls Reigns delusional.. Vince then says why not give Reigns an opportunity to prove he can win and says Reigns will compete against every single Rumble participant in a 1 vs All match.
Stephanie says it may even be against his own brother Dean Ambrose but Vince says that's impossible because Ambrose is in the first match and his opponent is Sheamus who attacked him from behind and makes his way down to the ring
DEAN AMBROSE VS SHEAMUS
Match in progress as we come back from break and Sheamus in control. Back suplex to Ambrose, Sheamus delivering right hands and uppercuts but Ambrose turns it around delivering right hands of his own.
Kick to Ambrose and Sheamus sends him through the ropes to the outside. Ten Beats Of The Bohdran to Ambrose and a clothesline on the apron floors Ambrose. Sheamus stepping on Ambrose's throat. A snapmare by Sheamus into a chinlock.
Sheamus working over the neck and Ambrose is fading. Ambrose up to his feet counters with a side suplex. Sheamus flattens Ambrose with a clothesline and a smile crosses Sheamus' face as he goes back for another Ten Beats Of The Bohdran but it's Ambrose who counters looking to deliver his own Ten Beats Of The Bohdran but Sheamus counterrs it, dragging Ambrose to the outside and throwing him into the barricade.
Suplex to Ambrose on the announce table and Ambrose thrown back into the ring.. Sheamus back to the chinlock as he plants his knee in Ambrose's back. Ambrose gets to his feet and delivers right hands. Ambrose counters a suplex and connects with a pair of boots.
Series of forearms by Ambrose, Sheamus misses with a clothesline and Ambrose hits a series of flying forearms. Sheamus misses The Brogue Kick and falls over the top rope to the outside. Ambrose flies through the ropes onto Sheamus as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Irish Curse backbreaker by Sheamus and Sheamus locks The Cloverleaf in but Ambrose reaches the bottom rope forcing the break.
Sheamus slaps Ambrose around. Ambrose misses the rebounding clothesline but connects with a neckbreaker. Ambrose going to the top ropee but Sheamus stops him and picks him up for White Noise but Ambrose with a roll up.
Sheamus hits the ring posts shoulder first. Ambrose with a tornado DDT. Ambrose with an elbow from the top rope. Ambrose looking for Dirty Deeds. Sheamus counters Dirty Deeds. Rebound clothesline by Ambrose sends Sheamus to the outside. Ambrose dives through the ropes but Sheamus with a right hand to the mouth and Ambrose being thrown into the barricades and shoulder first into the steel steps.
Sheamus picks Ambrose up but Ambrose runs Sheamus into the steel post as the referee reaches a count of 10. Sheamus has been busted open as the brawl continues at ringside
The winner of the match: Double Count Out
Post Match: Ambrose tears the announce table apart but Sheamus escapes through the crowd as Owens attacks Ambrose from behind before officials can run down to break it up and Ambrose trying to keep Owens away but continues the attack before the officials restrain him once more. Owens walks back up the ramp as officials tend to Ambrose
Annnouncers: Cole plugged Royal Rumble on WWE Network as well as tonight's main event of 1 vs all and Reigns tweeting out it's just another day at the office
Backstage: Renee is outside the trainer's room and Dean Ambrose storms out and gives an update. He's alive and breathing and that's bad news for Kevin Owens
Backstage: Vince and Stephanie run into Paul Heyman and calls the 1 vs all concept the best one yet and it blew his mind and in the concept they invoked the name Brock Lesnar. Heyman answers why Lesnar wouldn't want to be in the Royal Rumble and that's because Lesnar is a prizefighter and wants to fight on the grandest stage of them all, Vince's creation, Wrestlemania. Vince tells Heyman not to make him change plans again and Stephanie suggests they take the conversation behind closed doors.
TITUS O'NEIL VS STARDUST
O'Neil played with Stardust early on, dominating the much-smaller Stardust. O'Neil smiled after overpowering Stardust with a swinging slam. But, Stardust cut him off at the knees and began attacking Titus’s mid-section. Stardust landed a dropkick for a one count. He then tried to wake himself up and shake off the taunting “Cody, Cody” chants. Stardust lost focus and airballed a top-rope attack before walking into Clash of Titus. O’Neil scored the pin and the win.
The winner of the match: Stardust
Post Match: O'Neil did his routine celebrating with ringside fans after the big win. Suddenly, Stardust attacked O'Neil from behind. Stardust blasted O’Neil into the barricade and sold inner turmoil before walking away from ringside. Stardust’s actions were rewarded by his music playing, like Kevin Owens, as Raw cut away from ringside.
In the ring, Jericho welcomed everyone to Raw is Jericho. Jericho took a look at his Jeritron monitor to go over his timeline re-tweeting positive comments about himself and his return. The reaction was muted. Is he subtly playing a self-consumed heel?
Jericho said he has returned to WWE to save WWE, which means winning the Royal Rumble match and becoming WWE World Hvt. champion once again. Suddenly, Big E.’s voice interrupted. Big E. led out WWE tag champs New Day, who walked and talked down to the ring. Xavier Woods took exception to Jericho not introducing his guests. He said they have decided to save Jericho from himself.
Big E. said they’ve had enough of Jericho talking that hot garbage talking out his backside. Jericho cut him off. Are they still mad that he called them “rooty, tooty booty” last week? New Day shouted him down for not showing respect, then noted they are WWE tag champions. And they are the rightful Slammy award winners. New Day ran down Jericho’s shameful return, jacket, hair, and … suddenly The Usos’s theme music interrupted.
Jimmy & Jey Uso marched down to the ring holding the Slammy awards. They challenged New Day to prove that they are the better tag team. New Day said this is not possible since there are three of them and two of them. Jericho called them dumbasses, prompting New Day to shout back that it’s a family show. Jericho said his math is three of them are opposite three of them. The crowd woke up, thinking Jericho was going to wrestle. But, Jericho said he does not have his wrestling gear, so he thinks it should be the Usos against two New Day members with him in Usos’s corner. The match was set and Raw cut to break.
Post Raw: Stone Cold Podcast with Ric Flair on WWE Network.
THE USOS VS THE NEW DAY
The match was joined in progress with Cole talking about The Usos getting in the Tag Title picture if they win this match. In the middle of the match, Jey Uso stopped to dance and dap, drawing the ire of Big E., who waited for Jimmy to tag in and smash him with a back elbow to the face. That allowed the tag champs to work over Jimmy, who came back with a flying elbow off the ropes.
Jericho tried to get the crowd into the match as Uso warmed up for a corner butt splash. Uso lost control and went flying over the top rope to the floor. Woods started to celebrate with his trombone, which brought over Jericho. Jericho frightened Woods, who ran up the ramp to the stage. Woods talked trash from a distance as Raw cut to break.
Back from break, The Usos were controlling an Uso while Xavier yelled at the announcers about how many YouTube subscribers his gaming channel has. New Day continued to wear down Jimmy as Xavier worked the trombone. Meanwhile, Jericho watched down at ringside patiently waiting for a comeback. Uso finally reached his corner for a tag, but Big E. pulled Jey off the ring apron before Jericho could neutralize him.
Chaos broke out ringside as Sign Guy contemplated getting involved from the front row. Back in the ring, Kofi covered Jimmy for a two count. Kofi hit the Boom Drop, then Xavier worked the trombone again. Suddenly, Uso hit a spin kick to the face, which allowed him to finally tag in Jey.
Jey cleaned house and uppercut Big E. before dropkicking him out of the ring. Uso then low-bridged Kofi out of the ring. He followed with a big splash to both men on the floor. Back in the ring, the ref lost focus of the match as New Day tried to run their numbers advantage, but Jericho had possession of Woods' trombone. Jericho snapped the trombone in half, distracting New Day. Woods cried as he clutched his broken instrument while a match was still going on. Uso eventually rolled up Kingston from behind for a three count.
The winners of the match: Ths Usos
Announcers: Cole and Co. hyped Roman Reigns’s Royal Rumble situation tonight and at the PPV. Cole said one person who will not be in the Rumble will be John Cena. WWE showed photos of Cena undergoing shoulder surgery last week. Cole said he will be out “a number of months.”
Cole continued that Cena was on the Smackdown USA Network debut last Thursday, though. On that show, Kalisto beat U.S. champion Alberto Del Rio with Cena in Kalisto’s corner. Tonight, Kalisto gets a title shot.
Authority Office: Stephanie McMahon and Paul Heyman were standing by after Vince McMahon left the ring. Apparently Vince could not handle Heyman anymore, so Stephanie was left to talk to Heyman. Stephanie called him a broken record wanting Brock Lesnar to face the Royal Rumble match winner at WrestleMania instead of being in the Rumble title match. Heyman got close to Stephanie’s ear, telling her she understands the difficult position she’s in with her father, Vince, and husband, Triple H. Heyman told Steph to tell them “no.” Steph replied that her father owns Lesnar’s contract. So, he will be in the Rumble. Heyman took his medicine and said he’ll do this for her. Stephanie told Heyman to never get that close to her again before Heyman walked off.
In the ring, JBL was standing by to introduce Sting as the first 2016 WWE Hall of Fame inductee. A dramatic video package played showcasing Sting’s transformation from The Man Called Sting to Crow Sting. Lots of soundbytes from Jim Ross. Then, talking head soundbytes from Triple H, John Cena, Robert Flores from ESPN, Ric Flair, actor Kevin Hart, Seth Rollins, and Ron Simmons.
Back live, the crowd applauded as Sting’s WWE music played. WWE then flashed news articles from the mainstream outlets they want covering them writing about Sting’s HOF induction. They showed a social media post from LeBron James on Sting’s induction, too.
Suddenly, the Wyatt theme interrupted to darken the arena and bring out Bray Wyatt, presumably followed by his henchmen Braun Strowman, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan. As the Wyatts made their slow entrance, Cole announced a Tables Match on this Thursday’s Smackdown – The Dudleys vs. The Wyatts. But, first, the Wyatts are in action next.
Back from break, the Wyatts’s theme finished out, then random new music played. It was the Social Outcasts group led by Heath Slater. He was joined by Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, and Bo Dallas in matching t-shirts. After Slater, Rose, and Axel offered nothing lines, Bo talked opposite his real-life brother Bray about being the Four Musketeers. Slater summed it up that they’re here for a fight. The crowd was unmoved.
THE WYATT FAMILY VS SOCIAL OUTCASTS
The Wyatts dominated, then Wyatt tagged in and yelled at Dallas, who was standing on the ring apron. Suddenly, Ryback’s theme music played. Ryback stormed the ring to attack the Wyatts for attacking him last week. No bell here. The Social Outcasts tried to get involved in the fight and ended up standing with Ryback in the ring as the Wyatts recovered on the floor.
The winners of the match by DQ: The Wyatt Family
Last Week on Smackdown: John Cena confronted Alberto Del Rio, who ended up losing a non-title match to Kalisto.
Backstage: Renee Young welcomed in Kalisto to discuss his U.S. Title shot tonight. Kalisto said the U.S. Title means the world to him because it represents opportunity for anyone, especially Latinos. He said John Cena gave everyone a chance with the Open Challenge, and Eddie Guerrero fought with pride, but Del Rio runs from a fight. He said that tonight he’s going to give it his all. Renee said it’s next.
Tonight: Raw is in New Orleans, where WrestleMania was held two years ago.
In-ring: Alberto Del Rio’s music played to bring out the U.S. champion. Del Rio made his ring entrance as Cole plugged tickets on-sale for next Monday’s Raw in Columbus, Ohio. Once in the ring, Del Rio took the mic from Lilian Garcia and asked the people if they want to see John Cena. Well, Juanita is not going to be here tonight because of him. He said he vowed to get rid of Cena, and he is a man of his word. And, it gets better, folks. He said Cena is not going to WrestleMania. “I broke him!” he declared.
Del Rio said that tonight he is going to break someone else. Kalisto. He said Kalisto reminds him of an annoying mosquito whose life is meaningless. And, he knows how to get rid of mosquitoes by squashing them. On cue, Kalisto was introduced to the ring to face Del Rio right at the top of the hour. Lilian Garcia handled formal ring introductions before the opening bell sounded.
U.S. champion ALBERTO DEL RIO VS KALISTO — UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP
As soon as the bell sounded, Del Rio attacked Kalisto and smashed him out of the ring to the floor. Del Rio blasted him back into the ring and went to the top for a double axehandle smash. As the college football title game hit halftime, Cole hit the reset and WWE went to a wideshot of the arena. Cole said the “entire locker room” will be ringside for Roman Reigns’s special challenge match tonight.
Kalisto suddenly fired back against Del Rio, knocking him out of the ring to the floor. Kalisto went for a suicide dive, but Del Rio sidestepped and flung Kalisto hard into the guardrail. Raw cut to break with Kalisto selling pain on the floor.
Back from break, Kalisto was on the top rope looking to attack Del Rio. He stood there for a long time waiting for Del Rio to get up, then missed a top-rope attack when Del Rio sidestepped. Del Rio went back on the attack with a snap suplex as Cole incorporated Smackdown viewership by saying a lot of people watched Del Rio lose to Kalisto on Thursday night.
Del Rio went for a top-rope move, but Kalisto cut him off and nailed a huracanrana. Both men sold on the mat as Referee Chioda applied a ten count. They both came back to their feet before Kalisto nailed a corkscrew into a swinging DDT for a close two count. Del Rio, wincing and breathing hard, came back with a backbreaker to slow the pace.
Del Rio wanted the standing superkick, but Kalisto ducked and kicked Del Rio in the face for a two count. Kalisto then went to the top, but Del Rio crotched him. Del Rio followed with an overhead facebuster, which actually sent Kalisto reeling across the ring and under the ropes to get a breather.
Reset at 13:30. Del Rio suddenly flung Kalisto stomach-first across the top rope. The announcers talked about Kalisto putting up a good fight, but not being in Del Rio’s league, which gave away the result. Del Rio put him in the corner and wanted his new top-rope double foot stomp finisher, but Kalisto ducked. Del Rio sold injuring his knee and Kalisto capitalized with a cover for a close two count.
Kalisto wanted to follow up with Salida del Sol, but Del Rio pushed away and kicked Kalisto in the gut. Del Rio tried to follow with a German Suplex, but Kalisto gripped Del Rio, ducked underneath, and rolled through to score a sudden three count for the win. New champ. The crowd rejoiced, Del Rio shouted to himself that he could not believe it, and Kalisto received the title belt on the outside. Cole and Co. celebrated the win for Kalisto before WWE replayed the events leading to Kalisto’s big win.
The winner of the match and new US Champion: Kalisto
Announcers: Cole and Co. transitioned to the Divas Title situation involving Charlotte (and Ric Flair) vs. Becky Lynch.
Backstage: JoJo brought in Divas champion Charlotte and Ric Flair for an interview about Charlotte’s attack on Becky Lynch last week on Raw after Becky beat her. Charlotte asked why she is the bad guy in this situation when she is dominant and strong. She said she will do anything to be champion, and Paige taught her that there is no room for sentiment in this business. Charlotte said Becky is no one and she is really the villain. “I am the victim,” Charlotte said to herself. Flair said that’s his girl.
Back from break, Brie Bella’s music played to bring out Brie Bella and Alicia Fox for singles action. Divas champion Charlotte was out next for this heel vs. heel match-up. Apparently Brie is the default face opposite Charlotte. As Charlotte and Ric Flair walked to the ring, Cole plugged Flair’s Stone Cold Podcast interview on WWE Network after Raw.
CHARLOTTE VS BRIE BELLA
Before the match even started, Becky Lynch stormed the ring to attack Charlotte. Becky punched away at Charlotte as referee Charles Robinson called for help to break this up. Becky was eventually pulled out of the ring after shouting about taking Charlotte’s title. Flair then took the mic and said Charlotte is in no condition to wrestle tonight. (Charlotte embellished injuries as Flair spoke.) All because of that Becky Lynch. Flair held open the ropes for Charlotte to slip out of the ring, then Flair demanded his sports coat back. Flair yelled at “fat boy” on the front row that he’s not going to do anything about it. Charlotte was then helped out of the ring as Brie stood by in the ring not buying Charlotte’s injuries.
The winner of the match: No Winner
Backstage: Paul Heyman mouthed “I’m sorry” to Brock Lesnar a few times. Cole said Lesnar has to compete in the Royal Rumble, which he thought he would bypass on the way to WrestleMania. Lesnar turned and walked off with a scowl on his face.
ONE VS ALL
Kevin Owens is first up against Roman Reigns and Owens controlling the match early on keeping Reigns grounded with a chinlock. Reigns gets to his feet and goes for a Samoan Drop. Owens counters and Reigns hits a neckbreaker. Headbutt by Reigns to Owens and Owens floors Reigns sending him to the outside as Raw goes to break
Back from break, Reigns is sent to the outside. Owens with a fallway slam into the barricade. Back in the ring, Reigns with a waistlock on Reigns. Reigns creates separation between him and Owens, Superkick by Owens to Reigns. Two count.
Owens back to the chinlock but Reigns turns into him driving Owens into the corner. Reigns hits the ringpost shoulderfirst and Owens witht he Cannonball
Reigns finally showed some fight, landing a right hand, then going into his customary clothesline routine. Reigns finally showed some life and yelled down at the McMahons. Reigns big-booted Owens, then Reigns got a smile on his face. Reigns wanted the Superman Punch on Owens, but The Ascension suddenly got on the ring apron. Double Superman, then a Samoan Drop to Stardust. Tyler Breeze suddenly got in there and Reigns almost tried to pin him. Then he turned it into a one-hand powerbomb. Breeze then took a spear from Reigns.
So, McMahon decided to send the entire roster into the ring. New Day and Sheamus led the attack on Reigns. The crowd chanted for Brock Lesnar, then Del Rio superkicked Reigns. Sheamus wanted the Brogue Kick, and he got it. Meanwhile, the Wyatts hung back in the background watching.
Suddenly, Brock Lesnar’s music played. Out came Lesnar making his first arena appearance three-plus-hours into the show. Lesnar marched down to the ring and the heels thought he was on their side. But, Lesnar ran over New Day and took Big E. to Suplex City. Kevin Owens also took a suplex. Sheamus and Lesnar picked up their battle from Houston on Friday night. And, Lesnar shook off a series of blows to knock down Sheamus.
Lesnar was the last man standing in the ring, while Reigns sold in the corner. Lesnar glared down at the McMahons, then stood over Reigns. Lesnar dragged Reigns to the center of the ring and stood over him while Paul Heyman stood down at ringside. Lesnar contemplated action on Reigns, then lifted him into the air to deliver an F5 to Reigns. Lesnar bounced up and down, then his music played. Cole said Lesnar is making it clear that he’s coming to the Royal Rumble to win the WWE Title.
Lesnar left the ring and glared back toward Reigns, who did his Wrestlemania smirk to sell the effects of Lesnar’s attack. Reigns eventually winced and kept selling as WWE went to back-and-forth shots of Lesnar and Reigns. Cole signed off seven minutes past the top of the hour.