Monday, January 27, 2020

WWE RAW Results (1/27) - San Antonio, TX

WWE RAW Results (1/27) - San Antonio, TX
Tonight's show begins with a look at last night's WWE Royal Rumble, focusing on Drew McIntyre big win.



We are live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, as Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler welcome us to RAW. The announcers go over tonight's loaded show.

- We go to the ring and out comes the winner of the Men's Royal Rumble Match, Drew McIntyre. He's announced as the man who will main event WrestleMania 35. Drew hits the ring and points up at the WrestleMania 36 sign.

Drew says he wants someone to pinch him because he thinks he has been dreaming for the last 24 hours. It feels so good to stand here and tell you that the winner of the 2020 Royal Rumble is Drew McIntyre. He asks people if they know what that means? It means he is going to Wrestlemania.

Drew says some people like to draw it out in this position, but he has an announcement to make. Drew says he is going to make a challenge. He says he challenges Brock Lesnar!

Drew says most of the boys in the back are terrified of Brock, but not him. He looked in Brock's eye and thought he could Claymore that man over the top rope and he did it. Drew says he will beat Brock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Drew says he needs to get this energy out and he is in the mood to give out some Claymores. He is going to have a Claymore Party. Drew asks who wants to make a name for themselves. Who has the balls to fight Drew McIntyre.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their way to the ring. Karl says that sounds like an open challenge. Karl accepts the challenge and he will fight Drew tonight. Luke tells Karl that he will fight Drew tonight. Drew asks everyone if they are thinking what he is thinking. Drew says you can both fight him tonight.

2-on-1 Handicap Match: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Drew McIntytre

Drew McIntyre starts off with Karl Anderson after the bell. Drew gets the upperhand and in comes Luke Gallows. Drew with offense in the corner. Gallows with a shot to the throat. McIntyre avoids the double team Magic Killer. Drew with a Glasgow Kiss to Gallows, then a powerslam to Anderson.

Drew goes tot he top and takes Anderson out. He tangles with Anderson again and hits a Futureshock DDT for a pop. Drew counts down from 3 with the fans, then drops Anderson with a Claymore. He does the same and levels Gallows with another Claymore. Drew easily covers both members of The OC for the pin to win.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

After the match, Drew stands tall as his music hits. Drew poses and the crowd pops.

Drew celebrates but turns around to WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar lays out Drew with the F5 and then raises the title in the air. Lesnar makes his exit with Paul Heyman as Drew tries to recover on the mat. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a video hyping Edge who will be here later tonight.

Rey Mysterio vs. MVP

Back from the break and out comes Rey Mysterio as Mike Rome does the introductions. We get a video package on MVP and his return at the Royal Rumble. Out next comes MVP to the ring.

They lock up and go at it. Rey tries to drop MVP with a shoulder but can't. They go back and forth and Rey hits a takedown for a quick pin attempt, and another. They show each other up for a pop. Fans chant "you still got it!" now. They run the ropes and MVP levels Rey with a big boot to the face for a 2 count. MVP mounts Rey while he's down and works him over.

The referee backs MVP off Rey in the corner. Rey turns it around and drops MVP with a kick to the back of the neck. MVP goes to the floor but Rey leaps off the apron, sending him into the barrier with a hurricanrana. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Rey fights MVP off. They trade shots and MVP runs into boots in the corner. MVP catches Rey on his shoulders but Rey drops him down into the middle turnbuckle. Rey fights back with strikes, then sends MVP into the corner. Rey keeps fighting and goes to the top for the seated senton. Rey nails the moonsault for another 2 count.

MVP catches a crossbody and slams Rey to the mat. MVP poses over Rey and then hits the Ballin' elbow drop for another close pin attempt as Rey grabs the bottom rope. Rey blocks a powerbomb and drops MVP into position for 619. Rey hits it and flies back in for the pin to win.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

- Still to come, Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy defend against Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens. Also, Charlotte and Edge Flair will be here. Back to commercial.

- We are back with an Earlier Tonight Recap of Drew McIntyre's match against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson followed by Brock Lesnar's attack on Drew.

Aleister Black vs. Kenneth Johnson

Black kicks Johnson in the leg a few times. Black with a German suplex and Black Mass for the three count.

Winner: Aleister Black

After the match, Black takes the mic and he says last night he got eliminated in the Royal Rumble but before you think that people like Buddy Murphy or Seth Rollins are to blame,the only person accountable for his loss is himself. If he starts something and does not finish it, it is on him. Black says he owns that loss. There is one more thing that he is accountable for. Over the last few months, he has waited for people to come to him and knock on his door to pick a fight with him. Black sits down in the ring. Black says as of tonight, it changes. You are not the one who picks a fight with him. Black says he will bring the fight to you.

- "The Monday Night Messiah" Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and "The Messiah" has something to say before his title defense.

Seth says he was this close to winning the Royal Rumble for the second year in a row but it was not in the cards. He was eliminated by the eventual winner. Seth tells Drew to enjoy it before they turn on you. Seth says there were two positives tonight. He eliminated Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe and neither of them are going to Wrestlemania. Seth reminds everyone that him and his new disciple became the new Tag Team Champions last week. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe laid out a challenge for a title match and Seth says since he is a benevolent leader, he has accepted that challenge. He tells Kevin and Joe to come otu and get their asses kicked.

Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens come out and they have something to say.

Kevin tells Joe that Seth talks too much. Kevin says not only are you delusional, but he needs Seth to know that he has been an absolute jackass for the last few months. Kevin says he means it from the bottom of his heart that Seth sucks. Seth tells Kevin to stop talking and fight them for the titles. Joe says Seth has his big boy britches on. Kevin has been looking for a fight but he has run away. Kevin says it is like Seth has his hired goons hidden and ready to attack them. Are they under the ring or in the crowd?

Seth says they don't need the AOP to win so they are in the back and we have a camera on them in the back. Joe says he feels much better and it isn't like cameras recorded things earlier today to scam them. Seth says not to call them a lair and Kevin and Joe call them liars.

Joe asks to confirm that AOP is in Seth's dressing room. Rollins said he told AOP to stay in the back. Rollins has a camera crew backstage to prove Akam and Rezar are in the back. This leads to Erik and Ivar attacking AOP out of nowhere. We see officials breaking them up. Rollins and Murphy aren't happy. Joe and Owens march to the ring as we go to commercial.

RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy

Joe and Rollins start things off and Rollins with a side head lock and wrist lock. Joe with a forearm and Rollins goes to the floor. Buddy checks on Seth. Murphy tags in and he hugs Rollins before locking up and Buddy with a waist lock. Joe with a wrist lock and head butt. Joe with jabs to Buddy and the referee warns Joe. Joe with forearms and Buddy with a forearm of his own. Joe with a shoulder tackle and Owens tags in. Owens with punches in the corner. Owens with a double jump elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Owens chops Buddy in the corner and tags in Joe. Joe with a snap mare and chop to the back followed by a kick and elbow drop. Owens tags in and kicks Buddy. Joe tags in and hits a side Russian leg sweep. Owens with a back breaker for a near fall. Owens with a forearm to the back and Joe tags in. Buddy lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Rollins tags in and Joe with a forearm to Seth and Buddy. Buddy with a back heel kick and a double back elbow to Joe. Rollins with kicks in the corner. Buddy tags back in and they Irish whip Joe. Joe sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor.

Buddy goes for a cross body but Joe moves out of the way and Buddy hits the mat. Joe clotheslines Buddy over the top rope to the floor. Owens with a cannonball onto Rollins and Joe with a suicide dive.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at Joe being sent to the back to be checked out by the medical staff. Buddy gets a near fall on Owens. Buddy with knees to the back. Owens with elbows and a kick followed by a DDT. Both men are down in the center of the ring. Owens crawls to his corner but he has no partner. Rollins tags in and misses a splash into the corner. Owens goes up top and hits a frog splash for a near fall. Buddy tags in and Owens with a punch and chop. Owens with forearms but Buddy with a leg lariat for a near fall. Buddy sends Owens into the turnbuckles and Rollins tags in.

Seth punches Owens but Kevin punches bck. Rollins with punches and Owens with a back body drop but Rollins lands on his feet. Owens with a power bomb for a near fall. Buddy tags in and Owens with punches to Buddy. Buddy with punches and he puts Owens on the turnbuckles and hits an enzuigiri. Buddy goes to the turnbuckles for a superplex and Owens blocks it. Owens with head butts to Murphy. Owens with a gourdbuster from the turnbuckles and Owens with a swanton on Buddy but Seth breaks up the cover.

Owens sends Rollins to the floor and Owens with a plancha to Rollins. Buddy with a running knee and Owens hangs on the ropes. Rollins misses Black Out when Buddy distracts the referee. Owens with a stunner to Rollins but Buddy with a rollup for the three count.

Winners: Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy

fter the match, the champs exit as Owens looks on. We go to replays.

- Still to come, Edge is here. We get another look back at a major moment from his career.

- It's time for a Royal Rumble Kickoff rematch as WWE United States Champion Andrade comes out with Zelina Vega. We go to commercial.

- We are back with a look at highlights from the Raw Women's Championship Match.

Backstage:

Charly Caruso is in the interview area with Becky Lynch. Charly asks Becky if she has accomplished what she wanted after beating Asuka. Becky says she has been doubting herself lately and then she cashed in that last debt. Becky says it hit her... she is in a different league than those dopes. She has achieved what she wanted. She says she has beaten them all. Now that everyone's debt has been collected on. The next arse she beats is because she wants to, not because she has to. Charly asks Becky about Charlotte winning the Royal Rumble and possibly challenging her. Becky says it has not been the first time but will be the last time.

WWE United States Title Match: Humberto Carrillo vs. Andrade

Carrillo with a drop kick into the corner while Andrade stretches. Carrillo with kicks. Andrade goes to the floor to regroup and Carrillo with a thrust kick and forearm. Andrade is sent into the ringside barrier. Andrade sends Carrillo into the ring post. Andrade with a chop and then they return to the ring. Andrade with a running knee into the corner and Andrade gets a near fall. Humberto with punches but Andrade with a knee. Andrade chokes Humberto in the ropes. Andrade chokes Humberto in the corner. Andrade with a chop and Irish whip.

Andrade misses a running knee into the corner when Carrillo moves and Andrade goes over the top rope to the floor. Carrillo with a drop kick through the ropes. Carrillo with a twisting plancha as we go to commercial.

We are back and Andrade with a knee but Carrillo with a kick and Humberto goes for the springboard arm drag but Andrade stops Carrillo. Andrade stretches Carrillo and Carrillo bridges. Andrade with a power bomb. Andrade with kicks and punches. Andrade misses the running double knee strike in the corner. Humberto lands on his feet on a suplex attempt. Andrade with a spinebuster. Humberto with a head scissors followed by a round kick and a back rolling moonsault for a near fall. Carrillo goes for a springboard move but Andrade kicks the ropes and gets a near fall.

Humberto with a round kick and a springboard round kick. Humberto with a moonsault but Zelina breaks up the cover and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Humberto Carrillo

After the match, Humberto attacks Andrade on the floor and he sends Andrade into the ring steps. Humberto pulls up the mats at ringside. Humberto sets for a hammer lock DDT and hits it on the floor. We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring. Charlotte tells the people who might not have seen the Royal Rumble, she won. She said she would do it and she is going to brag about it. Charlotte tells everyone to indulge her in her pride. We have a video package for the Women's Royal Rumble match.

Charlotte says she did that. She outlasted 29 other women. In ten weeks, she gets to face the champion of her choice at Wrestlemania. Charlotte says she does not take this decision lightly. At Wrestlemania, she is going to challenge... for a championship because she is still thinking about it.

Asuka's music plays and she makes her way to the stage with Kairi Sane. Asuka tells Charlotte Congratulations and says yay, but she says she does not think so. Asuka speaks in Japanese and tells her EZPZ. Charlotte asks Asuka if she wants to celebrate since Asuka won last year. Asuka says if she was in the Royal Rumble, she would have won.

Charlotte asks if Asuka is challenging her... Asuka and Kairi suddenly attack Charlotte and hit a double suplex as we cut to commercial.

Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

They lock up and Charlotte sends Asuka into the corner. Asuka with a shoulder tackle and they go to a stalemate. Charlotte with chops and Charlotte with a shoulder tackle. Charlotte with a boot to the head. Charlotte with an elbow across the collarbone. Asuka with an Irish whip and Charlotte with a Flair flip. Charlotte with an arm bar into a wrist lock. Asuka with a leg sweep and a running kick to the head for a near fall. Asuka with kicks to the back. Asuka misses a Hip Attack in the ropes when Charlotte moves. Charlotte with a back breaker and a running shoulder tackle.

Charlotte runs into boots in the corner and Charlotte tries to work on the leg but Asuka escapes. Charlotte pushes Asuka away on a bulldog attempt and Charlotte with a drop kick. Charlotte with knees to the hamstring and then she puts the leg in the ropes and wraps it in the ropes. Charlotte sets for the figure four leg lock but Asuka kicks Charlotte into the turnbuckles and then hits a German suplex. Asuka goes up top and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Charlotte blocks a German suplex attempt so Asuka applies an octopus. Asuka with a sunset flip but Charlotte rolls through and Charlotte with a drop kick.

Charlotte with chops in the corner. Charlotte puts Asuka on the turnbuckles. Charlotte sets for Spanish Fly but Kairi gets on the apron to distract the referee. Asuka sends Charlotte to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Asuka with a forearm and Charlotte catches Asuka on a Hip Attack and hits a belly-to-back suplex. Asuka with a bulldog for a near fall. Asuka goes up top and misses a missile drop kick and Charlotte drop kicks Asuka to the apron. Asuka drops Charlotte on the top rope and Charlotte with a boot to the head for a near fall. Charlotte misses a moonsault and Asuka with a modified Octopus and Charlotte escapes and Asuka with a triangle. Charlotte gets a near fall when Asuka's shoulders are on the mat. Asuka returns to the triangle and Charlotte picks up Asuka and hits a huge sit out power bomb for a near fall.

Asuka avoids Natural Selection but Charlotte avoids the Asuka Lock. Asuka with a Codebreaker for a near fall. Asuka with the Asuka Lock but Charlotte rolls through and gets a near fall. Charlotte with a spear for a near fall. Charlotte goes for the figure four but Asuka tries to block it. Charlotte tries to bridge while Asuka tries to get to the corner and the ropes.

Kairi Sane with an elbow drop before Asuka taps out.

Winner by DQ: Charlotte Flair

After the match, Kairi with forearms to Charlotte. Charlotte sends Kairi into the turnbuckles and then hits a running boot.

Backstage:

The Street Profits are in the back and Montez makes some Spurs references. They talk about what happened earlier tonight. Montez and Angelo says tonight's show is Rated R. Kelly Kelly shows up and Angelo introduces himself to Kelly. Montez says that Kelly and Angelo are so cute. Montez mentions the WWE 24/7 Title match is up next.

- Mojo makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

In the Arena:

Mojo Rawley says the 24/7 Champion is about to defend his title inside a ring. He said he is no longer hiding with the title. Anybody can get it any time, anyplace. It does not matter where it is. Like any franchise quarterback knows, you need a strong offensive lineman to have his blindside. Mojo introduces Riddick Moss. Anybody who wants to take this from him, you are going to get blocked.

Mojo Rawley (with Riddick Moss) vs. for the 24/7 Championship

Mojo dives at the knees and then he hits a running punch in the corner followed by a face plant from a fireman's carry for the three count.

Winner: Mojo Rawley

A clown (R-Truth) comes into the ring and rolls up Mojo and he pins Mojo. R Truth is your new chamipon. Mojo sends Truth face first to the mat and he pins Truth to win back the 24/7 Championship.

- We have a video package for the Lana and Liv Morgan situation.

- Lana makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Lana vs. Liv Morgan

Back from the break and Liv Morgan is marching to the ring with an angry face and wearing the same sexy outfit she had last night at the Rumble.

They lock up and Liv with a clean break. Lana with a slap but Liv with a kick and Irish whip. Liv with a running back elbow and a snap mare followed by a kick to the back for a near fall. Lana sends Liv to the floor and then they return to the ring. Liv with a forearm and Lana with a kick for a near fall. Lana with a reverse chin lock. Liv with a snap arem and clotheslines. Liv with a lfying hair take down. Lana with an enzuigiri. Liv with a double stomp to the back and she gets a near fall. Lana with an inside cradle for a near fall.

Liv with a forearm and a flatliner in the ropes for the three count.

Winner: Liv Morgan

- Erick Rowan walks in the back with his caged friend. We go to commercial.

Erick Rowan vs. Branden Vice

The bell rings and Rowan launches Vice out to the floor. Rowan follows and manhandles the jobber. Rowan brings it back in and hits a big running splash in the corner. Rowan with the Iron Claw chokeslam in the middle of the ring but he stops the pin attempt early. Rowan delivers another Iron Claw in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.

Winner: Erick Rowan

After the match, Rowan stands tall as we go to replays. Rowan carries his cage up the ramp.

- The announce team cued up highlights of Edge’s return at the Royal Rumble last night. The show then went to another break. Edge is next!

In the Arena:

We are back and Edge makes his way to the ring, but first he stops to high five the announcers.

Fans keep cheering and chanting as Edge goes to take the mic. He starts speaking but an "Edge!" chant breaks out. Edge says a person, an athlete and an artist, the reaction he got at the Royal Rumble and the one from tonight, the fans have no idea what it means to him. It's why they do this, so thank this. Fans chant "you deserve it!" and/or "you still got it!" now. Edge says, "You damn right I do!" Fans pop again. Edge brings up the elephant in the room and asks how he's standing here. He talks about being medically disqualified from ever wrestling again 9 years ago but he refused to live in a world of what-ifs. He says he immediately went to work on making what what-if disappear. He started to feel good over the years and asked himself what if he came back home. Fans pop. So he got to work. Fans chant "welcome home!" now.

Edge goes on about busting his ass and getting in the best shape of his life at 46 years old so he could step back into the ring to end his career on his own terms. Fans pop. Then he found himself at the Royal Rumble. He saw some familiar faces, and some new ones. Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle, the list goes on and on. Edge says hopefully he sees all of them down the road. Edge isn't fooling himself, he knows this might not last long and knows it might not last long but he hopes all of the fans join him on the ride. Fans pop again and chant "yes!" now. Edge jokes that he has to thank Daniel Bryan for his first "yes!" chant, which is pretty cool.

Edge knows he's a little older, a little grayer, with crow's feet but it's the road map that got him here. But he's got one thing you can't fabricate and shove down someone's throat unless you have it - he has grit. Fans pop again. You knock him down, he gets back up. The music interrupts and out comes Edge's former Rated RKO partner, Orton.

Orton enters the ring and they hug as fans cheer. They have a few words we can't hear and Orton grabs a mic. It's no secret Orton has somewhat of a self-destructive personality, worse when he was younger, but there was one guy who pulled his hand out of a hole years ago while making towns, and it was Edge. Orton welcomes Edge home, saying he's a brother and a family to him. Last night feeling the energy and the chemistry that only they have, was special, Orton says. Orton says Edge is out here talking about what-ifs and he has a what-if he isn't sure about what Edge or the fans will think about this. He asks what if Rated RKO got back together one more time. Fans go wild and chant "yes!" now. Edge looks around the arena and then nods at Orton. Orton responds with a big RKO in the middle of the ring.

Fans boo Orton as he exits the ring. Edge is slow to recover. Orton brings a steel chair in the ring but Edge crawls for it. Orton grabs the chair and smacks Edge over the back with it. Edge holds the back of his neck and yells out. Orton stands over him. Orton drops the chair and a "you suck!" chant breaks out. Orton turns and goes back to Edge. Orton grabs the chair and this time wraps Edge's neck in the seat. Orton takes his time and looks to be contemplating the move. Orton goes to the second rope and stops to think about what he's doing. Edge is down with the chair around his head. Fans look worried in the crowd. Orton comes down from the turnbuckle and takes the chair off Edge's neck, tossing the chair out to the floor. Fans boo as Orton exits the ring.. Orton runs back over and brings two chairs in the ring now. A referee begs him not to.

Orton places one chair under Edge's head. He stands up with the other chair and swings it, smashing Edge's head into the other chair. The crowd screams. An "asshole!" chant starts up. Orton take a seat and looks at Edge, who is laid out with the one chair still under his head like a pillow. Orton stands up over Edge as the post-Royal Rumble edition of RAW goes off the air.

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