WWE RAW Results, Live updates, Recap and video highlights (28th January, 2019)

The 2019 WWE Royal Rumble may have come and gone but we still have RAW and SmackDown to look forward too. Tonight’s episode of RAW could give us a good idea as to what direction WWE may be heading to for WrestleMania. Scroll down for WWE RAW Results.

WWE RAW Preview

Seth Rollins’ Mania opponent

Seth Rollins won the men’s Royal Rumble match last night and will have a big decision to make on RAW later tonight. Rollins has a date with a title shot at Mania but who will he choose – WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar or WWE Champion Daniel Bryan?

What’s next for Finn Balor?

Finn Balor put on the performance of a lifetime at the Royal Rumble, taking ‘The Beast’ to the limit. However, Balor came up short in the end and was forced to tap out to the Kimura Lock. What’s next for Finn Balor on the road to WrestleMania? More on that later tonight.

Which brand will the new Superstars join?

Heavy Machinery, EC3, Lacey Evans and Nikki Cross are not officially part of any WWE brand. With the Royal Rumble now over, we could find out more about the final destination for them. Which Superstars will join RAW on a full-time basis?

More NXT call-ups

Apart from the announced NXT call-ups, there is an outside chance that we could get one or two more before WrestleMania. If that does happen, tonight would be a good chance for WWE to do it.

Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania opponent

Despite being taken to the limit by Sasha Banks, Ronda Rousey still left the Rumble with the RAW Women’s title. What will WWE’s WrestleMania plans for Rousey be? With Becky Lynch winning the women’s Royal Rumble, there’s a good chance Lynch could show up on RAW to confront her.

WWE RAW results will be updated when the show begins…

WWE RAW Results

Seth Rollins starts RAW

Seth Rollins kicked off RAW and he said that unlike other kids, his dream was always to win the Royal Rumble and main-event WrestleMania. He added that he had a big decision ahead of him – whether to challenge Lesnar or Bryan.

Triple H’s music hit at this point. ‘The Game’ congratulated Rollins and told him that he needed to know who Rollins would “burn down” at WrestleMania 35 by the end of the night adding that both Lesnar and Bryan would be in the building.

Dean Ambrose came out and tore down Rollins for being a “kiss ***”, adding that Triple H never believed in him. Ambrose then took a shot at Triple H who booked Rollins and Ambrose in a match.

 

Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose

The match started at a slow methodical pace like a lot of their other matches. Dean was on top early and had an STF locked in.

Following the ad break, Rollins was perched on the top rope but he pushed Ambrose off and hit a Crossbody. Still favouring his midsection, Rollins made his to his feet gingerly and both men traded chops.

Ambrose went for the Dirty Deeds but ended up eating a Ripcord Knee followed by a Buckle Bomb and a Superkick. Rollins then hit the Curbstomp for the win.

Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose

Nia Jax and Tamina interrupted Ambrose who looked like he was about to cut a heartfelt promo. Jax struck Ambrose in the head and referees had to pull the Lunatic Fringe away.

 

Nia Jax and Tamina vs Mickie James and Alexa Bliss (Elimination Chamber qualifier)

Alexa Bliss started off strong but Tamina soon overpowered her and drove her into the corner. Bliss replied with a sunset rollup but Tamina kicked out at 2.

Despite Bliss’ attempts to make a tag, Tamina grounded the former champion. Bliss replied by pulling fistfuls of Tamina’s hair and then tagging in Mickie James. James launched herself from the top rope and followed it up with a neckbreaker for a 2-count.

Nia Jax came in at this point and hit Mickie James and Alexa Bliss with a double Samoan Drop before pinning Mickie James.

Nia Jax and Tamina def. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James

Baron Corbin vs Kurt Angle

Baron Corbin totally dominated the early stages of this match, taking Angle down with a clothesline before locking in a sleeper. Angle replied with a German Suplex but Corbin wasn’t down for long. He countered Angle’s Angle Slam and took him down, talking trash.

A moment too long and Angle hit the Angle Slam for a nearfall. Angle looked to follow it up with an ankle lock but Corbin hit a Deep Six and pinned Kurt Angle.

Baron Corbin def. Kurt Angle

Corbin added insult to injury after the match and hit the WWE legend with an End of Days.

 

Finn Balor addresses the WWE Universe

Finn Balor came out and said that even though he went toe-to-toe with ‘The Beast’, he wasn’t making any excuses – Brock Lesnar had beaten him before attacking him again after the match. Balor said that despite his loss his head was still high.

Lio Rush and Bobby Lashley interrupted Balor at this point. Rush said that even though Balor almost beat Brock Lesnar, he had no chance of beating Bobby Lashley. Balor pointed out that he had lasted longer against Lesnar than Lashley had in the Royal Rumble.

This led Lashley to attack Balor and hit him with three chokeslams.

 

The Revival vs Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

Hawkins and Ryder made a great start to the match but The Revival quickly isolated Ryder in their corner. They continued punishing Ryder until he tagged in Hawkins..

The Revival then cleared Zack Ryder out of the ring and hit Hawkins with the Shatter Machine to pin him.

The Revival def. Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins

 

Elias performs for the WWE Universe

Elias ran down the crowd and they went along with it chanting “we’re not worthy”. Elias then added that his songs were only for him. As he was about to perform, Jeff Jarrett’s music hit.

The Road Dogg’s music hit at this point.

Road Dogg and Jeff Jarrett started performing “With my baby tonight” on their way down to the ring. Elias laid out Road Dogg before going back and forth with JJ in the ring. Elias took the guitar from Jeff Jarrett and broke the guitar across his back.

Natalya and Dana Brooke vs Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan

Natalya and Sarah Logan started the match. Natalya hit Logan with multile suplexes, sending her back to tag Liv Morgan in.

Brooke tagged herself in and floored Morgan at ringside. Back in the ring, Morgan tagged in Sarah Logan who soon started dominating Dana Brooke. Brooke had to tag Natalya back in.

Natalya came in fired up and cleaned house. She locked in the Sharpshooter on Liv Morgan. Ruby Riott got on the apron and Brooke took her out. Logan, however, pushed Dana Brooke onto Natalya, breaking up the Sharpshooter. Liv Morgan rolled Natalya up for the win.

Natalya and Dana Brooke def. Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan

 

Rond Rousey addresses the WWE Universe

This didn’t go well for Ronda Rousey. The crowd booed her from the moment she took the mic and chanted for Becky Lynch, causing Ronda to forget her lines.

She was soon interrupted by Bayley who accepted her open challenge.

 

Ronda Rousey vs Bayley (for the RAW Women’s Championship)

Ronda took Bayley down early with a judo throw before looking to lock in the armbar. Bayley reached the ropes though and had time to gather herself.

Bayley and Ronda Rousey went toe-to-toe as the match continued. The fans were behind Bayley as she hit Ronda with right hands. Rousey burst out of the corner, tackling Bayley before hitting her with more judo throws.

Rousey booted Bayley away and followed it up with a Superman Punch to get a 2-count. Bayley locked in a modified kneebar as Rousey went for another boot. Both women rolled out to ringside and Bayley threw Rousey into the barricade.

Back in the ring, Bayley hit the flying elbow drop and then locked in her version of the Banks Statement. Rousey managed to reach the ropes.

Bayley headed to the top rope and but when she leapt off at Rousey, the champ locked in the armbar, forcing Bayley to tap out.

Ronda Rousey def. Bayley

Becky Lynch’s music hit after the match and ‘The Man’ came out to confront Ronda Rousey. Becky told Rousey that she was her to prove that Ronda wasn’t the ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet’.

Becky added that she wanted to break the mystique of Ronda Rousey in front of the whole world. Ronda took the mic and told Becky that she could destroy her in seconds and added that she’d owned every ring she’d ever been in. Rousey threw her mic down after this and walked away.

 

Braun Strowman vs Drew McIntyre

Strowman and McIntyre put on a hard hitting match. It didn’t take long for the action to spill out to ringside. The two behemoths went at each other and Strowman especially had a score to settle.

Strowman was about to smash McIntyre with the steel steps when Baron Corbin came out and hit him with a steel chair.

Match ends in DQ

Corbin went to hit Strowman with the chair again but Strowman punched it out of his hands.

Strowman then smashed Corbin’s face into the steel steps but when he turned around, McIntyre took him out with a Claymore Kick. Corbin and McIntyre weren’t done. They hit Strowman with a double chokeslam onto the steel steps.

 

Seth Rollins decides which champion to face

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out first. Heyman encouraged Rollins to challenge Daniel Bryan instead of ‘The Beast’.

Seth Rollins’ music hit and he got into Lesnar’s face as soon as he got in the ring. Rollins then attacked Brock and went for a Curb Stomp. Brock hit Rollins with 4 F5’s followed by another one on the Universal Title belt. As Brock walked away, Rollins called him out once again. Brock hit a 6th F5.

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