Tuesday, January 25, 2022

WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Damian Priest retained the US title, Bobby Lashley punched his ticket to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title

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WWE Raw Results and Highlights: Check out the big highlights and what happened on WWE Monday Night RAW Episode on January 4: This week’s Monday Night Raw was the fallout of WWE Day 1. It was an epic start to the first Raw of 2022 as none other than the new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar kicked off the show. He addressed the fatal 4-way competitors who fought after in the night to get a WWE Championship shot at Royal Rumble. It was a highly intense night with some outrageous action. Check out the highlights of the night here in this post. 

WWE Raw Results and Highlights

  • Brock Lesnar kicks off Monday Night Raw with Paul Heyman
  • RK-Bro vs. The Alpha Academy
  • 24/7 Championship Mixed tag-team Match: Dana Brooke & Reggie vs. Akira Tozawa & Tamina
  • Becky Lynch in the ring
  • Women’s tag-team championship: Carmella & Queen Zelina vs. Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley
  • United States Championship: Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • The Miz & Maryse segment interrupted by Beth Phoenix & Edge
  • Omos vs. AJ Styles
  • WWE Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Seth Rollins vs. Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley

Also Read: WWE Day 1 Highlights 2022: Check out the top 3 moments

WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Damian Priest retained the US title, Bobby Lashley punched his ticket to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title

Also Read: WWE Day 1 Highlights 2022: Two superstars injured at Day 1

Also Read: WWE Day 1 Results: Brock Lesnar becomes the WWE Champion, check all the results here

 

WWE Raw Results & Highlights:

WWE Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Seth Rollins vs. Big E vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley- As soon as the bell rang, Bobby Lashley went right after Seth Rollins, whereas, Big E went after Kevin Owens. Lashley took Rollins outside the ring beating meanwhile Big E was taking care of Kevin Owens inside the ring.

After clearing the ring and settling Owens and Rollins, Lashley and Big E came face to face inside the ring. The two men exchanged blows before Lashley nailed a perfect vertical suplex. Lashley was standing tall now and the crowd was chanting Bobby Bobby! The chants charged Lashley and he decided to hit spear through the barricade on both Rollins and Owens, but the two moved out of harm’s way and Lashley went shoulder-first through the barricade.

Owens and Rollins were once again seen working together and despite Rollins taking a belly-to-belly suplex from Big E outside the ring, the latter couldn’t put him through the announce table which he cleared to plant Rollins on it. Owens and Rollins worked together again and after slamming Big E into the barricade, the two men worked together and took out Big E by driving him through the announce table. We now head into commercials.

After the commercial, we saw all the four men inside the ring and both Rollins and Owens were working together as a unit. Big E and Lashley were on two corners of the ring and Owens & Rollins were running into them easily. All of a sudden, Big E got up and slammed Rollins with a back-first slam. On the other hand, Owens was clotheslined by Lashley. Big E and Lashley then decided to work as a unit and went after Rollins & Owens.

Rollins and Owens ran into the crowd and reached the gallery area of the building. Big E and Lashley followed them and did whatever they could to catch them. We saw all the four men in the gallery area of the arena. Lashley applied a Hurt Lock on Rollins there and Big E chokeslam Owens through a table kept there. We again head into commercials.

As we returned from commercials, we saw Big E, Rollins, and Lashley fighting in the crowd area, and all of a sudden, Owens jumped of the fence on the three men. Rollins and Owens got up and took Big E into the ring as the decision had to be made inside the ring. In the ring, we saw Owens and Rollins working in tandem and celebrating the pinfall attempts of each other. However, Big E didn’t give up on the simultaneous pinfall attempts of both Rollins and Owens.

In the closing moments of the match, Bobby Lashley first speared Big E followed by a spear to Rollins and then escaped a Stunner to Spear Kevin Owens. That was it, Lashley went for a cover on Owens and punched his ticket for the WWE Championship match at Royal Rumble PPV.

WWE Raw Results & Highlights Bobby Lashley wins via Pinfall

After the match got over, Kevin Patrick approached Brock Lesnar in the locker room to get his views on Lashley’s victory. Brock told him that he has his views and that he is coming to Smackdown next week to confront Roman Reigns.

 

 

Omos vs. AJ Styles- As the bell rang, AJ Styles took the fight to Omos. He started attacking Omos and perhaps was following a strategy. After some back & forth offense, AJ moved outside the ring and then called Omos outside before kicking Omos in the knee while he was on the apron.

Styles then came back into the ring and Omos started the assault with a big boot on the face. Omos looked unstoppable and was completely manhandling AJ Styles. He was wearing down AJ Styles with his moves. At one point AJ tried hitting the Phenomenal Forearm, but Omos slapped with his big right hand on AJ’s chest.

AJ looked minuscule before Omos and after a hell of a beating, Omos finished the match with a double hand chokeslam.

WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Omos defeated AJ Styles

 

 

The Miz & Maryse in the ring- The Miz & Maryse were in the ring and Miz looked frustrated after his defeat at the hands of Edge the other night at WWE Day 1 PPV event.

He blamed Beth Phoenix to help Edge win the match and also said that he (Miz) wouldn’t have used her wife to fight his battles. The crowd wasn’t supporting Miz’s words and were reminding him that he did the same few weeks back (when he used Maryse as a shield against Edge’s spear).

The segment got interrupted by Beth Phoenix & Edge. The “GrIT” couple entered the ring and confronted the “IT” couple.

Both couples got involved in a war of words before Edge challenged Miz & Maryse for a couple vs. couple match at the Royal Rumble. The Miz talked rubbish before finally accepting the challenge. However, Maryse didn’t look too pleased with her husband’s call.

 

 

 

Backstage: Vince McMahon announced Austin Theory as one of the competitors in the men’s Royal Rumble match.

 

 

United States Championship: Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler- Damian Priest is set to defend his title against Dolph Ziggler in a unique stipulation that says if there is a count-out or DQ, the title will change hands.

The match started with Ziggler slapping Damian Priest on his face and then the latter outraging on him. After a few blows inside the ring, the two men went outside and Dolph nailed a perfect DDT on the champ on the floor. We now head into commercials.

After the commercials, the two men were seen in the ring, and Damian Priest was in pursuit. However, a running knee stunned Priest but he managed to kick out of a pinfall attempt by Ziggler. The show-off Ziggler was in command now as he was trash-talking with Priest and striking him hard with a few kicks on the chest.

Ziggler was provoking Priest to take out his fanatic side. However, Priest kept his calm and some martial art kicks were enough to take out Ziggler. Priest then went up on the top turnbuckle and was about to dive on Ziggler, but with the referee’s back facing the champ, Robert Roode came out of nowhere and unsettled Priest from the top turnbuckle.

This provoked Priest and he went outside to take care of Robert Roode before taking a Famouser from Ziggler and surviving a pinfall scare. He grabbed a chair and was about to hit Roode, but the referee’s count reach 8 and he had to get into the ring. In the ring, Ziggler asked him to hit him with the chair so that the match could get disqualified, he was provoking Priest, but the champ threw the chair on Roode’s face only to get caught with Ziggler’ Zig Zag.

Ziggler attempted the pin, and once again the champ barely survived at two counts. Ziggler then prepared himself for a super kick but Priest caught him in a Reckoning and put the match to an end.

WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Damian Priest defeated Dolph Ziggler vis Pinfall

 

 

Backstage- Doudrop approached Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce backstage complaining why Liv and Bianca are getting a shot at the Raw women’s title again and again. She demanded an opportunity from the authority figure and Sonya told her that next week she will face Liv and Bianca in a triple-threat match and the winner will take Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Title at the Royal Rumble PPV.

 

Street Profits vs. Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez- Montez Ford and Azeez started the proceedings for the match. Azeez the giant man was overpowering Ford, but Ford was not backing down from possessing a challenge to Azeez.

Both men exchanged tags with their partners and now it was Crews and Dawkins in the ring. Crews exchanged a few blows with Dawkins but after a while, it was all Dawkins in the match, he hit Crews with a neck breaker before going for a DDT.

He then went for a cover, but Commander Azeez broke the count. Azeez took Dawkins out and lifted him on his shoulder to bash him into the ring post. Dawkins however got out of Azeez’s grip and sent him head-first into the ring post. He then returned to the ring and hit a spinebuster on Crews before tagging in Ford who nailed a picture-perfect Frog Splash to secure a win for his team.

WWE Raw Results: Street Profits defeated Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez

 

 

Backstage: The Street Profits announced that they will be entering the Royal Rumble match on January 29.

Rey Mysterio also announced that he and his son Dominik Mysterio will also enter the Royal Rumble match.

 

 

Women’s tag-team championship: Carmella & Queen Zelina vs. Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley- Queen Zelina and Rhea Ripley started the proceedings. Queen Zelina tried to be cool by slapping Rhea, but that irate Rhea and she slapped her and then nailed a perfect vertical slam.

Rhea then tagged in Nikki and she started off well. Nikki A.S.H was going back and forth with the Queen but got snapped with some outrageous moves of the Queen. She was not letting her tag in Rhea and also hit a cheap shot on Rhea to send her on the floor. In a whisker of a minute, Queen Zelina found time to roll up Nikki and secure a win.

WWE Raw Results: Queen Zelina and Carmella won the match

 

 

Backstage: Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens talk backstage. Owens gave Rollins the idea of working together in the fatal 4-way match and Rollins loved the idea.

 

 

Becky Lynch in the ring- Becky Lynch looked excited and happy after defeating Liv Morgan at WWE day 1 PPV event. She started off by welcoming New Year 2022 and said that she is a work of ART and a G.O.A.T unlike all the other people present in the arena.

Becky Lynch once again targetted Liv Morgan and bragged about her victory until the latter interrupted her. Becky and Liv exchanged a few words as Liv said that she took her to the limit at the WWE Day 1 PPV event Saturday night. As the two ladies were talking, Bianca Belair also interrupted the segment.

Belair said that before Liv and Becky’s problem there is a bigger problem to deal which goes back beyond Liv-Becky’s problem.

The three ladies then exchanged words before Liv and Bianca got kicked Becky in the gut and sent her outside the ring. Bianca and Liv then exchanged blows and Bianca hoisted Liv for a Kiss of Death before Becky came from behind to attack Bianca and nailed a Manhandle Slam on her.

 

 

24/7 Championship Mixed tag-team Match: Dana Brooke & Reggie vs. Akira Tozawa & Tamina- Reggie and Akira Tozawa started the proceedings of the match.

Both were going back & forth with their offense before Tozawa unintentionally ran into Tamina with a kick and got hit with a stiff right hand by Tamina. Reggie took advantage and pinned Akira with a moonsault situp on the chest.

WWE Raw Results: Dana Brooke & Reggie defeated Akira Tozawa & Tamina via pinfall.

 

 

Backstage- MVP & Bobby Lashley get interviewed and are asked about the fatal 4-way match where Lashley says “Brock Lesnar fears me.”

 

 

RK-Bro vs. The Alpha Academy- Even before the bell rang, Otis and Gable started the assault on Randy Orton & Riddle. Otis went after Riddle, whereas, Gable went after Randy Orton. Otis sent Riddle back-first on the floor followed by an overhead slam outside the ring. The match isn’t started yet and we go into commercials.

The match officially started after the commercials. Riddle & Gable were in the ring exchanging blows and Gable hit a Tiger Suplex on Riddle. He then started working o the left leg Riddle and then tagged in Otis. Otis was on the money once again and was wearing down Riddle.

After some quick tags, Otis was yet again in the action and Randy could never get a tag from Riddle. While Riddle was creeping his way to the corner, Gable pulled Randy down, but git assaulted by him. Otis saw his and went outside to bump into Randy.

When Otis returned to the ring, Riddle hit him with a running knee and tried going for an RKO. Just when he grabbed Otis’ neck for an RKO, Otis caught him and converted the move into a body slam. That was it, Otis went for a pin and the Alpha Academy defeated RK-Bro.

WWE Raw Results: The Alpha Academy defeated RK-Bro

 

 

In the ring- Paul Heyman is in the ring and he is back as the advocate of the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar who is also the new WWE Champion. He introduced Brock Lesnar and the champ made his way to the ring.

Brock was in the ring and started off by thanking his ‘good buddy’ Roman Reigns and giving him get well soon wishes. He then mocked Roman Reigns by saying that he should acknowledge the real champ. Brock also thanked his advocate Paul Heyman for helping him be a free agent and helping him get into the fatal 5-way match.

Paul Heyman then got the microphone and started talking. He started off by addressing tonight’s fatal 4-way match to determine the number one contender for the WWE Championship. He addressed all the four competitors in the match and put emphasis particularly on Bobby Lashley and lend respect to the former WWE Champion Big E.

It all got over with Paul Heyman saying that he is not bothered about the winner of tonight’s fatal 4-way match because the winner isn’t going to win at Royal Rumble PPV against the Beast and the real champion Brock Lesnar.

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