The January 13 2020 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1390 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Viper’s Warm Welcome
Randy Orton kicked off Raw by coming to the ring and informing the audience that he was asked to give them an enthusiastic welcome. But enthusiasm isn’t really his thing, so he opted for action instead.
The Viper challenged AJ Styles to join him in the ring, promising to hit him with the three most devastating letters in WWE once he got there.
Styles apparently accepted, as he then made his entrance, stepping into the ring with Orton. Randy and AJ went back and forth about who had the bigger RKO, as well as who was the favorite for the Royal Rumble.
Before they could settle it, Drew McIntyre made his presence known, declaring that, actually, he was the favorite. And his Claymore was bigger than the RKO anyway.
But Drew didn’t really come to talk, suggesting a triple threat match between the three of them right then. Orton and Styles accepted and the bout began immediately.
Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre
Moments after the match began, the remaining members of The OC, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, appeared at ringside to help ensure their leader would come out on top.
Unfortunately for The OC, Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre formed a temporary alliance to rid themselves of the interference before Gallows and Anderson could be much help.
Back from commercial, Randy Orton tried to catch Styles with a superplex, but Drew McIntyre prevented it, hitting a suplex of his own on both opponents. Drew came close to winning with his DDT, however, Randy connected with a dropkick, putting a stop to his momentum.
Orton and McIntyre’s brawl spilled outside of the ring, leading to AJ Styles launching himself onto them with a Phenomenal Forearm. Randy recovered, smashing a set of steel steps into McIntyre’s face before catching his own signature DDT from AJ Styles as he tried to get back into the ring.
Styles did his best to further insult Randy by finishing the match with an RKO, but Randy blocked his attempts, countering by putting Styles in a Styles Clash. Randy had better success than Styles and hit the finisher, but it wasn’t enough to put Styles away.
Without missing a beat, Randy threw an RKO, which would have won the match had Drew McIntyre not recovered at this exact moment and hit his Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Monday Night Messiah
Flanked by Akam and Rezar, Seth Rollins talked his new associates up before informing anyone listening that if you aren’t with them, you’re against them.
Resistance is futile, as Rollins and AOP are unstoppable. It’s Raw’s destiny, and they would gladly show everyone what happens when you don’t fall in line.
Ricochet vs. Mojo Rawley
Mojo Rawley attempted to catch his opponent off guard in the opening moments of the match, but Ricochet dodged his attacks, responding with a series of strikes and a headscissor takedown.
Back on his feet, Rawley flattened Ricochet, but The One and Only was quick to come back, throwing Rawley from the ring and leaping after him in a dive.
Rawley tackled Ricochet a second time back in the ring, gaining a near fall. Ricochet persevered, hitting a Recoil/630 combo for an emphatic victory.
Charlotte Flair vs. Sarah Logan
Armed with a new look and entrance song, Sarah Logan came to the ring ready for a second shot at The Queen. For a moment, it looked as though it was going to be a repeat of last week with a fight in lieu of a match, but the women made it back inside the ring just in time to break the 10 count.
Looking to make a statement ahead of the Rumble and put Sarah in her place once and for all, Charlotte sent Sarah face-first into the turnbuckle then locked in her Figure Eight for a quick win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
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Brock, Brock Buh Brock Brock
Brock Lesnar and his advocate, Paul Heyman, marched down to the ring to discuss the upcoming Royal Rumble event, reminding the crowd and everyone in the back that The Beast is entering 1st in the Rumble.
Paul could barely get his words out due to the overwhelming boos erupting from the crowd, but The Advocate has never let the audience overpower him before and pushed through (after threatening to leave, of course).
R-Truth interrupted Heyman’s fiery promo, stepping into the ring and thanking Paul for inviting him (he did not). Truth went off on one of his spacey tirades as Brock Lesnar absolutely lost his mind with laughter behind him.
The 24/7 Champion was just getting started on the subject of throwing Paul Heyman over the top rope and eliminating him from the Rumble (which made Brock laugh even harder) when he was informed that Paul wasn’t in the match, Brock was.
R-Truth realized his mistake a little too late but didn’t run, choosing instead to bust out a few dance moves before being laid out by The Beast, who mockingly said “that’s what’s up” before leaving the ring.
To make matters worse for Truth, Mojo Rawley ran down the ramp, leveling Truth and taking his 24/7 Championship.
Bobby Lashley vs. Rusev
Before the match, Bobby Lashley was shown arriving to the arena with Lana by his side. They were approached for an interview, during which tensions between the happy couple continued to rise, as Bobby is slowly becoming fed up with Lana’s complaining.
Bobby and Rusev wasted no time getting to the action, kicking off the match with a brawl that ended with a near fall via a heel kick from Rusev. Lashley tried to make a comeback, but Rusev fought him off, screaming in Bobby’s face as he crushed his head into the corner of the ring.
Rusev followed up with a cannonball that wasn’t quite enough to keep Bobby down, and Bobby came back with a clothesline and a spear at ringside.
Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley had picked up steam, connecting with a body slam before tossing Rusev to the corner. After throwing Rusev’s leg against a ring post, Bobby fell victim to a Samoan drop. Ramping up to victory, Rusev hit a suplex and went for his Machka Kick.
Bobby blocked it with a suplex, but Rusev’s second attempt made contact. Just as Rusev was preparing to lock in the Accolade, however, he was distracted by Lana.
Liv Morgan made a beeline for Lana, challenging Lana to fight her, but Lana snatched a beer from a fan’s hand and threw it in her face, then launched her into the barricade.
In all the confusion, Bobby Lashley hit a spear and took the win.
Post-match, Rusev and Liv Morgan challenged Bobby Lashley and Lana to a match to take place next week, which the unhappy couple accepted.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
The Viking Raiders vs. The Singh Brothers
The Viking Raiders issued their now weekly challenge, inviting any tag team brave enough to join them in the ring for a match.
Unwise but always ready for a fight, The Singh Brothers made their rather elaborate entrance – and were promptly torn to pieces by the champs.
Winner: The Viking Raiders
Contract Signing: Asuka & Becky Lynch
With Jerry Lawler as moderator, Asuka and Becky Lynch came to the ring to make their Raw Women’s Championship Match at Royal Rumble official. Kairi Sane accompanied Asuka to the ring, taunting Becky with her parasol before leaving her teammate to sign the contract alone.
Becky and Asuka signed the contract without much fuss, after which Becky said “may the best woman win.” The words had barely left her mouth, however, before she was being sprayed in the face with the green mist.
Asuka left with Kairi, talking trash as she went, Becky Lynch writhing in pain on the floor as officials tried to tend to her.
After Becky had rubbed the green mist out of her eyes, she cut a promo going over the fact that Asuka was the toughest woman she’s ever faced, but promised to bring her down at the Rumble, even if she has to go down with her.
Rey Mysterio / Andrade Heats Up
After a quick video package recapping the events of last week, Andrade and his manager, Zelina Vega, were given a bit of mic time to discuss the ongoing feud with Rey Mysterio.
Andrade guaranteed a victory in next week’s ladder match against the legendary luchador before Rey Mysterio was given a chance to speak (in a different part of the arena to avoid a physical altercation).
Rey said he’s going to teach Andrade a lesson for his many acts of disrespect. He’s happy to be in a ladder match but even happier that it’s against Andrade.
Buddy Murphy vs. Aleister Black
The third volume of the Buddy Murphy/Aleister Black story got the royal treatment, the men receiving a full-blown pay-per-view video package before the match, taking the big fight feel to new heights.
Aleister Black clobbered Buddy Murphy with an elbow strike to start the match, following it up with a series of strikes to block Murphy’s advances. The match then spilled out of the ring, where Aleister continued raining down strikes on his opponent, Buddy now fighting back.
Buddy attempted a repeat of their last encounter where he left Black incapacitated by the timekeeper’s area, but Black saw it coming, sending Murphy crashing to the floor. Murphy responded with a dropkick and suplex, but couldn’t attempt a pin, as they were still at ringside.
Back from commercial, Aleister Black was back in control, throwing a moonsault that scored a near fall. Aleister attempted a Black Mass but Murphy dodged, responding with a roll-up, which Black escaped.
A brutal knee strike scored another near fall for Black, Aleister kicking Murphy to ringside and into the barricade when it failed to win him the match. A striking exchange back in the ring ended with a Murphy’s Law that came milliseconds from winning the match, but Aleister managed to get his foot on the ropes.
To add insult to injury, Buddy went for a Black Mass. Aleister evaded the attacking, striking back with one of his own, and due to a (likely) flub, it took a second Black Mass to put Murphy away once and for all.
Winner: Aleister Black
Erick Rowan vs. Mike Honcho
With poor Buddy Murphy still contemplating his life at ringside, Erick Rowan beat down yet another hometown talent. But not before suffering a bite from his beloved caged mystery pet.
Winner: Erick Rowan
Seth Rollins & AOP vs. The KO Joe Show
Big Show made his entrance first, which Akam, Rezar, and Rollins took advantage of by attacking him from behind as he arrived at the steel steps. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe sprinted to his aid and a brawl broke out between all six men.
Show got a bit of revenge via a kendo stick smashed over Seth Rollins’ back, but Rollins was able to shove him away. In the highlight of the match, Kevin Owens ran up the stage, throwing himself in a senton onto Akam and Rezar.
Joe followed with a senton of his own, putting Akam through a table. Sensing that his team was losing, Seth Rollins approached a barely conscious Buddy Murphy (still busy rethinking his life at ringside) and begged him to help their cause.
This brought Buddy back to life, who low blowed Big Show before assisting Rollins in putting him through a table. And Joe and KO weren’t having much better luck, as AOP slammed Joe through a table holding Kevin Owens.
Big Show successfully dodged a Curb Stomp, but a double powerbomb from AOP was too much for him. This gave Rollins the window for a Curb Stomp, which ended the fight.
Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy embraced and Raw closed with a brand new foursome celebrating their win.
Winner: Rollins & AOP
WWE Raw Results (January 13 2020)
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