The January 27 2020 edition of WWE Raw, out of the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, 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 #1392 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Drew McIntyre vs. The OC (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)
Not many Superstars would just volunteer for an impromptu #HandicapMatch.— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
But @DMcIntyreWWE's different. #RAW pic.twitter.com/s6AWOvUlSN
Last night’s Royal Rumble winner, Drew McIntyre, opened the show. Completely throwing his former “Scottish Psychopath” persona aside, Drew launched into a speech about how much the victory meant to him and how excited he is to be going to WrestleMania.
And while on the topic of WrestleMania, Drew declared that he would be facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the show of shows. He eliminated Brock from the Rumble, now he wants to finish the job by taking the title.
If the heartfelt speech wasn’t enough to drive home that Drew Mac is a good guy now, he then issued an open challenge, announcing that he was in a fighting mood. This challenge was answered by both Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, so Drew accepted both – at the same time.
And after a very quick match, McIntyre Claymore’d both men at once, stacking them on top of each other and taking the win.
McIntyre threw Gallows and Anderson out of the ring post-match to add an exclamation point to his victory, but he had no sooner done so than Brock Lesnar appeared, attacking him from behind with an F5.
Drew may have won the match, but The Beast got the last laugh, standing over McIntyre with the title to close the segment.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Rey Mysterio vs. MVP
Just when you think @reymysterio may have been slowed down for a second… #RAW pic.twitter.com/JA9uXzkXbb— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
After a surprise return to the Royal Rumble, MVP came to the ring once more, this time for a match against Rey Mysterio. Proving that he still has what it takes to compete in the ring, MVP overtook Rey to start the match, rattling the legendary luchador.
Mysterio came back strong, however, connecting with a series of hard-hitting maneuvers that ended in a moonsault for a near fall. MVP tried to get back into the match with his Ballin Elbow, but to no avail. And with a 619 and a springboard splash in quick succession, Mysterio took the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
Aleister Black vs. Kenneth Johnson
Who do YOU want to see @WWEAleister pick a fight with? #RAW pic.twitter.com/ZEiSKQs42R— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
Aleister Black toyed with his target for a moment or two to start the match, throwing strikes at his opponent but not going for the kill right away. After just a few seconds, though, Kenneth Johnson was catching a Black Mass to the side of the head and losing the match.
Black demanded a mic post-match, seating himself in the ring and cutting a promo. He said that he was done waiting for someone to pick a fight with him, being eliminated from the Royal Rumble was enough to show him that he should be the one looking for fights in others.
Winner: Aleister Black
Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Just a little embrace with the #MondayNightMessiah for good luck…#RAW @WWE_Murphy @WWERollins pic.twitter.com/1M4OfwgcqI— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
Accompanied by his fellow tag team champion, Buddy Murphy, Seth Rollins smugly marched to the ring for a title match against Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.
In an effort to show that there was “nothing to worry about,” Rollins asked his cohorts, Akam and Rezar, to appear on the big screen, demonstrating that they were nowhere near the ring. However, Rollins didn’t expect Joe and KO to have a trick up their sleeve.
The Monday Night Messiah watched horrified as Joe and KO’s allies, The Viking Raiders, jumped AOP, taking out Rollins’ insurance policy.
Confidence shaken from watching the attack, Rollins and Murphy weren’t quite as dominant as they undoubtedly hoped to be. In fact, Joe and KO wore Buddy down with double team offense for much of the match. And when Rollins eventually tagged in, he and Buddy were both taken down with dives from the opposition.
Unfortunately for the heroes, Samoa Joe suffered an injury that forced him, however unwillingly, to retreat to the backstage area, leaving Owens to contend with the dastardly duo alone.
Rollins and Murphy, of course, used this to their full advantage, double teaming Owens without mercy. And despite Owens’ commendable efforts, KO even coming close to victory more than once, Murphy snagged the win with a roll-up, retaining the titles for his team.
Winner: Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy
Becky Lynch Looks for New Challenges
The 🐐 has spoken.— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2020
If @MsCharlotteWWE wants to pick a fight with #TheMan at #WrestleMania, @BeckyLynchWWE vows it will be the LAST TIME. #RAW pic.twitter.com/yfXkTEjDAe
In a backstage interview, Becky Lynch bragged about her victory over Asuka at the Royal Rumble. She said that now she has repaid all outstanding debts, she can go into WrestleMania season with a clear head, ready for new opportunities.
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Andrade (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo
United States Championship Rematch
This is what you call 𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.#RAW @humberto_wwe pic.twitter.com/egnzJwwdBZ— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2020
In a Royal Rumble rematch, Humberto Carrillo took a second stab at the United States Champion, more resolute than ever to take the win and put the arrogant champ in his place.
Andrade fought back just as hard, overcoming everything Carrillo could throw at him. That is until Humberto caught Andrade with a near fall with a stunning moonsault, then another. Watching the match, and therefore the title, slip from her client’s fingers was too much to bear, and Zelina Vega stepped in to cause a disqualification.
This technically made Humberto the winner of the match but allowed Andrade to retain the championship. But Andrade and Zelina had finally gone too far – the injustice was simply impossible for Humberto to endure.
The dimpled Superstar snapped, ripping the mat from around the ring and sending Andrade crashing head first into the exposed concrete with his own DDT as Zelina screamed in horror.
Winner: Humberto Carrillo (via disqualification)
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Picture-perfect.#RAW @WWEAsuka pic.twitter.com/ZDjTRPz3s6— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
The Queen made her entrance, giving the impression that she was going to announce her chosen opponent for WrestleMania 36, given that she outlasted 29 other competitors in the Women’s Royal Rumble.
But Charlotte had other plans and instead declared that she was going to face an opponent, declining to name her choice. At this, Asuka and Kairi Sane joined her in the ring. Asuka informed Charlotte that, had she been an entrant in the Royal Rumble, The Empress would be the one going to WrestleMania, not The Queen.
Before Charlotte could react, Asuka attacked her, kicking off a match that was made official moments later.
Charlotte did her best to avoid Asuka’s most devastating moves while trying to get The Empress into position for her Figure Eight finisher, but Asuka is too agile to be caught that easily, forcing The Queen to battle her instead of taking the quick win.
The Empress and The Queen struggled for dominance until Charlotte finally had Asuka trapped in a Figure Eight. But Kairi Sane was not going to stand idly by and watch her partner fall, flying from the ropes with an InSane Elbow to break the hold and caused a disqualification.
Enraged, Charlotte kicked Kairi in the face, but the Kabuki Warrior was pulled to safety by Asuka before any further damage could be done.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (via disqualification)
Mojo Rawley vs. No Way Jose
24/7 Championship Match
The #247Championship is on the line NEXT as @MojoRawleyWWE gets set to defend… but what's he doing with @riddickMoss?! #RAW pic.twitter.com/1737eAhawY— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2020
Determined to maintain his position as 24/7 Champion, Mojo Rawley brought in some help in the form of NXT Superstar Riddick Moss, who apparently agreed to the position of Rawley’s bodyguard.
Mojo pummeled No Way Jose without much resistance, retaining his title, but a member of the conga line soon lept into the ring. It was, of course, R-Truth, who rolled Mojo up and took the title. Sadly, however, Truth took a bit too long celebrating his win and Mojo and Moss overtook him to take the title back.
Liv Morgan vs. Lana
FLATTENED.#RAW @YaOnlyLivvOnce pic.twitter.com/mW81RU2EM3— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
In last night’s Royal Rumble match, Liv Morgan got a taste of revenge on her former fling by eliminating Lana. So tonight, Lana vowed to repay the favor in a singles match.
Unfortunately, Liv Morgan came to win as well, and clearly had Lana’s number, as she defeated the Ravishing Russian after minimal effort via a flatline.
Liv Morgan is on the rise and we couldn’t be happier to see it.
Winner: Liv Morgan
Erick Rowan vs. Blue Trunks
Hands up if you want to know what's in the cage!#RAW @ERICKROWAN pic.twitter.com/Uowf9Z5Nh2— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) January 28, 2020
Armed with his mysterious caged creature, Erick Rowan came to the ring to decimate his latest victim. Poor blue trunks didn’t stand a chance, falling victim to a jackhammer and an Iron Claw, Rowan standing over his limp body to win the match.
Winner: Erick Rowan
The Rated R Superstar Returns
We can't get enough of #RatedRKO.#RAW #EdgeReturns @RandyOrton @EdgeRatedR pic.twitter.com/keunyDbEdv— WWE (@WWE) January 28, 2020
After multiple teasers throughout the night recapping Edge’s return during last night’s Royal Rumble match, the Rated R Superstar finally made an appearance in the flesh to close the show.
The crowd exploded with delight as he made his entrance for the second time, chanting “you still got it” to which Edge agreed. With tears in his eyes, Edge talked about suffering a neck injury nine years ago that resulted in his inability to be cleared for in-ring action – perhaps permanently.
But miracles happen, and Edge recovered, returning home to finish out his career the right way. In the midst of Edge’s speech, Randy Orton made his entrance. After a long embrace (during which Randy whispered something to Edge that made him even more emotional), Randy talked about how much Edge’s friendship meant to him (causing Edge to cry even harder).
The Viper appeared to have put last night’s Royal Rumble elimination behind him, suggesting that they reunite Rated RKO one last time. Randy then looked deep into his old friend’s weepy eyes, considered him for a moment or two, then dropped him with an RKO.
But the abuse didn’t stop there. Randy picked up a steel chair, smashing it over Edge’s back as he cowered on the mat. You could hear a pin drop in the arena as Randy sandwiched Edge’s head in the chair, climbing the ropes and staring down at his fallen friend.
After a long pause, The Viper descended, deciding against leaping from the ropes. He removed the chair from around Edge’s head and left the ring – to get two more chairs.
Orton laid Edge’s head on one of the chairs, then brought the other crashing down into him, clobbering his Rated RKO mate with the signature Con-Chair-To they used together so many years ago.
WWE Raw Results (January 27 2020)
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