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-Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler
-Dudley Boyz def. Social Outcasts
-AJ Styles def. Chris Jericho
-Becky Lynch def. Sasha Banks by DQ
-Bray Wyatt def. Kane
-Paige and Natalya def. Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
-Kalisto def. Miz
-Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose def. League Of Nations
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - JANUARY 25, 2016
Welcome to Monday Night Raw and we kick things off with Vince and Stephanie coming out to the ring and Vince says they broke Roman Reigns in half and day after Royal Rumble he feels pretty damn good
Vince then talks about adversitty and what people do when faced with adversity. And once people are broken like Roman Reigns they stay that way. Vince says he has a confession. Vince says he enjoys the misfortunes and misery of others
Stephanie then gloats over what they did to Reigns last night and mocks how the WWE Universe thought they had it all figured out but are living in a fantasy world
Stephanie introduces Triple H, the new World Heavyweight Champion and Triple H comes out and calls Reigns a great athlete but he is lacking respect.
Triple H says people ask why he needs to be WWE Champion and he says he doesn't need to be, he wants to be because people like Roman Reigns want to be WWE Champion and don't deserve to and he'll be WWE Champion until he says so and until people learn respect
Triple H says there is a path of destruction and people like Roman Reigns will either conform or cease to exist. Stephanie asks who the first person Triple H will teach a lesson to at Wrestlemania and says later tonight she will make an announcement regarding the main event of FastLane and the winner of that match will go on to Wrestlemania
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS KEVIN OWENS
Ziggler with a superkick and a nearfall and Owens retreats to the outside. Ziggler goes after him and Owens throws him into the barricades. Owens back in the ring he brings Ziggler back in and unloads with punches. Irish whip by Owens and a kick to the face by Ziggler. Dropkick by Ziggler and Owens once again retreats to the outside.
Back from break, Owens in control with a chinlock. Ziggler gets to his feet fighting back. Owens misses with a right hand. Ziggler misses with the superkick. Owens hits the ringpost shoulder first and Ziggler hits The Famouser.
Owens picks Ziggler up on his shoulder. Ziggler with elbows to the head locks in a sleeperhold. Owens backs Ziggler in the corner forcing a break. Cannonball misses. Ziggler misses with a running clothesline. German suplex by Owens. Ziggler with a superkick and Ziggler unloads on Owens
Owens seated on the top rope. Ziggler climbs the turnbuckles and Owens fights back. Ziggler hooks Owens up for a superplex but Owens sends Ziggler crashing to the mat. Ziggler runs into a boot. Superplex attempted once more but is countered by Owens who hits the pop up powerbomb for the three count
The winner of the match: Kevin Owens
Backstage: JoJo is looking to get comments from Roman Reigns on Triple H saying Reigns is a broken man. Reigns asks her to just let the champ know Reigns is here and not leaving until he hears this announcement
Social Outcast are in the ring and acknowledge recording artist Flo Rida and Bo Dallas challenges Flo Rida to step into the ring and face the super friends. Heath Slater then challenges Flo Rida to a rap battle. Flo Rida vs Bo Rida. Dallas goes first. Flo Rida takes his turn and introduces The Dudley Boyz who come out for tag team action as Raw goes to break
DUDLEY BOYZ VS SOCIAL OUTCASTS
The match was joined in progress. On commentary, JBL flashed back to the “West Texas Rednecks / Rap is Crap” era of music-related storylines in wrestling. Cole acted like he had no idea what JBL was talking about. Dallas, wrestling in a singlet like a knock-off Kurt Angle, grounded Bubba Ray as Rida and Devon cheered on Bubba Ray. Bubba broke free and tagged in Devon while Bo tagged out to Axel. Devon landed signature offense on Axel, then Bubba tagged back in.
The Dudleys hit a reverse neckbreaker, then Rose and Slater tried to get involved. Flo Rida got involved by dumping Slater into the ring, setting up a confrontation. Rida teased a punch, scaring Slater back into Bubba for a slam. The Dudleys hit the Wassup? headbutt to Slater, then the Dudleys dropped Axel with the 3D. Devon pinned Axel for the win. The Dudleys and Flo Rida celebrated in the ring.
The winners of the match: The Dudley Boyz
Backstage: Renee is with AJ Styles and Styles says he didn't make headlines last night. He turned the WWE upside down. Chris Jericho walks in and says he knows who AJ Styles is and Styles' has been around the world and held numerous championships but he's never been in the WWE and tonight he gets his shot against Chris Jericho who welcomes Styles to the big leagues
CHRIS JERICHO VS AJ STYLES
Styles and Jericho lock up. Styles backs Jericho into the ropes but is broken up by Referee Mike Chioda. Side headlock by Jericho and Styles tries to get out of it. Wristlock by Jericho and Styles counters with an armdrag.
Chop by Jericho to Styles. Irish whip and an elbow floors Styles. Styles fights back with right s of his own. Elbow by Jericho and Styles hits a running clothesline. Elbow to the back of the neck by Styles.
Jericho backs Styles into the corner. Irish whip across the ring and a clothesline to Styles. Another irish whip, Styles sidesteps and Jericho springboards off the ropes sending Styles crashing to the floor. Suplex by Jericho
Styles with chops to Jericho. irish whip and Styles runs into a boot. Jericho from the second rope connects with a dropkick. Styles fighting back, Side headlock on Jericho. Dropkick by Styles to Jericho.
Jericho slides to the outside and Styles gets chopped off the apron hitting the mat as he rolls back into the ring.
Mid-ring collision and Styles on the offense with a running clothesline in the corner. Jericho looking for The Walls. Styles counters and delivers a Death Valley Driver.
Jericho misses with a right hand. Northern Lights suplex to Styles. Enziguri to Styles. Jericho picks Styles up and delivers chops. Irish whip and Jericho runs into a boot. Springboard clothesline by Styles.
Styles off the ropes and Jericho catches Styles in the Lion Tamer. Styles reaches the ropes forcing a break. Kick to the head by Styles. Styles goes to the top rope and misses with a big splash.
Styles counters the Lion Tamer. After a series of reversals, it's Styles who picks up the victory.
The winner of the match: AJ Styles
Post Match: Styles and Jericho shake hands
SASHA BANKS VS BECKY LYNCH
Becky with a takedown unloading with punches. Sasha's head gets bounced off the turnbuckle. Right hand by Sasha. Sasha puts the boots to Becky.
Elbow to the back of the neck and a slap to Becky. Sasha works over the neck. Becky gets to her feet and delivers an armdrag. Takedown by Becky and a series of dropkicks. Exploder suplex out of the corner by Becky
Drop toehold by Sasha and Sasha plants Becky on the second rope delivering the double stomp. Suplex countered by Becky who rolls through and locks in an armbar
Sasha from behind locks in the Bank Statement. Charlotte runs in and throws Sasha out of the ring then attacks Becky. Sasha back in and Charlotte and Sasha brawl. Charlotte leaves Becky and Sasha laying
The winner of the match by DQ: Becky Lynch
Backstage: Goldust went looking for R-Truth, who was nowhere to be found. Goldust put on Truth’s headphones and started dancing until Truth walked in to see what Goldust was doing. Goldust, in crazy mode complete with stuttering, said that since the every-man-for-himself Royal Rumble is over, he’s in search of a new tag partner. What do you think? Truth was freaked out by Goldust not acting right. Truth said he’s a married man, then walked away. Goldust said he was talking about a tag partner. He just wanted to be Golden Truth. Goldust lamented his bad luck.
BRAY WYATT VS KANE
Kane and Wyatt exchanged control as the crowd chanted for Lesnar. Raw cut to an early commercial.
Back from break, Wyatt worked on Kane while security got involved with a fan dressed as a wrestler on the front row facing the hard camera. The crowd then entertained themselves chanting various unrelated items. Meanwhile, Wyatt slammed Kane with a uranage for a two count. Kane tried to come back with a chokeslam, but Wyatt ducked out of the ring. Wyatt used his numbers advantage to knock down Kane before hitting Sister Abigail. Wyatt covered Kane for the win.
The winner of the match: Bray Wyatt
Backstage: A limo pulls up as Raw goes to break
Rich Brennan attempts to obtain the identity of the mystery person inside the limo. Out comes the Miz who says he hasn't been on Raw in three weeks. A horn beeps as a pickup truck rolls in and The Rock comes out. Rock has encounters backstage with recording artist Rick Ross, Big Show and Lana and Rusev. Rock then makes his way to gorilla position set to walk out to the ring. Rock asks the WWE Universe if they're ready for Wrestlemania
Rock’s music played, he smiled, and WWE cut back to the arena as Rock walked out on-stage to a loud ovation in his home market. Rock saluted the crowd on-stage, then walked down to ringside to take a selfie with a fan. Rock entered the ring as Cole called him the #1 international box office star.
Rock asked for the mic and paced the ring before trying to milk a “Rocky, Rocky” chant. Long pause waiting for a chant to pick up. Rock asked Miami if they’re ready for WrestleMania (sign point). No, no, no are you ready for WrestleMania? Rock said he’s ready for WrestleMania and he plans to go to WrestleMania. So, are you ready? Rock said he’s ready, the fans are ready, JBL is ready, Cole is ready, the “other black dude is ready.” Saxton played along as Rock smiled at him.
Rock paced the ring again waiting for his next move as the crowd picked up a “Randy Savage” chant. Rock spotted the source of the Savage chant with the wrestling impersonators now positioned off-camera on the front row. Rock said it’s time for him to go off-script. He left the ring and walked up to the Taker, Savage, Austin, and Hulk Hogan impersonators to ask them who they are. And, Hogan is back on TV somehow, someway.
Rock got back in the ring to get back on track. Suddenly, New Day’s music interrupted. Big E. did the big voice-over introduction, then the tag champs danced out on-stage to interrupt Rock. Xavier Woods spoke first that the “black guy at the announce table” is Byron Saxton. Kofi Kingston then talked about “the black guys Rock does know.” Kofi, Xavier, and Big E. talked about New Day putting a whooping on Rock’s cousins, The Usos. Kingston then asked Rock where his gold is. Wait, they all have gold. Two tag belts and a trombone.
Woods said what they’re trying to say is they are the WWE World Tag Team Champions. Rock continued to listen as New Day droned on. Big E. then brought up LeBron James leaving Miami for Cleveland, like Rock leaving Miami for Hollywood. Rock continued to pace the ring as Rock tried not to sell the effects of a long day. New Day then started dancing and working the trombone.
Rock, having listened to the promo, prepared a rebuttal as Big E. told the crowd to pipe down. Rock said he knows who they are. Yes, they are the tag champs, obviously very entertaining, and yet they still wear llama penises on their heads. This of course produced a “llama penis” chant. Woods said these are unicorn horns. Oh, sorry, sorry. Rock said those are corns all right, like chocolate cornholes. Rock said the Big One is getting upset now. Rock said Big Momma is so big and strong, yet so nerdy.
Rock said they are live, this is Miami, and the world is watching. So, this is a ring, those are ropes, so why don’t they get in the ring, let him take the trombone, and shove it all three of theirs candyasses. Big E. called for a champions huddle to discuss. Rock told them to stop huddling and get in the ring. Woods said if he wants to see this get real, too bad. “Good-bye!” Woods shouted.
New Day left up the ramp, but The Rock called them back. Rock said here’s how this works. He has a plan, then a plan on top of a plan. He said Plan A did not work, but Plan B always works. What’s Plan B? Rock said it’s Family. The Usos’s music played to bring out Jimmy & Jey Uso to attack New Day and get a positive reaction after not having a good night at the Rumble.
The Usos ran over New Day, feeding them to Rock in the ring. Double superkick to Woods, then a spinebuster from Rock. Rock then hit the People’s Elbow on Woods. Rock yanked the mic and said they will see everyone at WrestleMania. Rock tossed the mic and his mic played as Cole hyped Rock live on Raw tonight.
NATALYA & PAIGE vs. ALICIA FOX & BRIE BELLA
Back from break, the Divas were already in the ring for the “comedown” tag match of the show. Cole linked them to Total Divas, which has a new episode tomorrow night. Chaos broke out early with the match paced to go short. Brie, the presumed heel, but maybe not, did Daniel Bryan’s Yes! kicks to get a reaction. Tag to Paige, who dropped Brie with the Paige-Turner for the pin and the win.
The winners of the match: Paige and Natalya
KALISTO VS THE MIZ
Miz unloads on Kalisto. Kalisto reverses an irish whip and lands a series of kicks. Kalisto sends Miz to the outside and dives through the ropes taking Miz out. Crossbody by Kalisto
Side headlock on Miz. Miz reverses it, Shoulderblock to Kalisto. Dropkick to Miz. Kalisto with another crossbody and Miz slides to the outside as Raw goes to break
Miz in control as we come back from break. Miz with a clothesline to Kalisto. Miz unloads with punches on Kalisto. Miz connects with the running clothesline. Miz to the top rope hits a double axe handle and Kalisto in trouble as Miz applies a chinlock
Miz with a neckbreaker but Kalisto with a roll up and nearfall. Kalisto with a kick to the head. Kalisto with a seated senton and a corkscrew off the second rope to Miz. Series of kicks by Kalisto.
Miz with a DDT to Kalisto. Kalisto counters the SCF and hits the Salida Del Sol for the three count
The winner of the match: Kalisto
ROMAN REIGNS AND DEAN AMBROSE VS LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Reigns started things off with sustained offense to Sheamus. Ambrose also got in offense on Sheamus, who bailed to Rusev. Reigns and Ambrose dispatched the heels from the ring, then Ambrose went flying off the top to splash The League. Reigns celebrated their hot start sending Raw to break
Raw returned from break with Reigns making a hot tag to Ambrose, who went after Sheamus with fast-paced offense. But, Ambrose got caught in the heel’s corner and The League ran interference behind the ref’s back. Ambrose was dumped over the barricade, where he sold until The League dragged him back to ringside, then back into the ring.
The announcers continued to speculate on The Authority picking a #1 contender singles match at Fast Lane as the heels continued to work on Ambrose. Sheamus tried to engage the audience by yelling at them, so Ambrose responded with a massive clothesline. Ambrose then crawled across the ring to tag in Reigns.
Reigns entered at 13:00 with a flurry of offense on Rusev. Reigns big-booted Rusev, then uppercut Sheamus before dumping Rusev over the top rope. On the floor, Reigns caught Sheamus with a Samoan Drop. Double-foot dropkick to Rusev on the ring apron.
Back in the ring, Reigns did repeated clotheslines in the corner. He then cocked his fist for the Superman Punch, but Del Rio ran interference. Sheamus followed with the Brogue Kick to a dizzy Reigns, but Ambrose broke up a pin. Ambrose dumped Rusev to the outside, leaving Reigns and Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus shot Reigns off the ropes, but Reigns countered with a mid-ring spear. Reigns covered Sheamus for the win. Cole asked aloud how you cannot be impressed with that.
The winners of the match: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns
Post Match: Reigns and Ambrose cleared the ringside area looking to take out The League after beating them in the match. Reigns wanted some payback for The League putting him through a table last night at the Rumble, then Reigns and Ambrose put Rusev through the announce table with a double powerbomb. Rusev was KO’ed as Reigns and Ambrose stood over Rusev. Reigns’s music then played.
Suddenly, Stephanie McMahon’s music played. Stephanie walked out on-stage to announce who’s going to Fast Lane. Stephanie said that was impressive. And, The Authority always does what’s best for business. She said the main event at Fast Lane will be a triple threat match between Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and … Brock Lesnar.