WWE Monday Night RAW Results for January 24, 2022


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We go right to the ring for the opening segment as Adam Pearce welcomes us to the Weigh-In for the WWE Title match at the Royal Rumble. Corey Graves is standing with Pearce. Pearce introduces Bobby Lashley first and out he comes with MVP. The pyro goes off and we see footage of Lashley training for the match on Saturday. Lashley poses in the corner as pyro goes off. Graves goes to introduce WWE Champion Brock Lesnar but Paul Heyman interrupts, making his way to the stage. Heyman is so tired of everyone stealing his shtick, especially when they can’t do it half as good as he does. Heyman goes on with a grand introduction for Lesnar and out he comes to a pop. Lesnar tips his cowboy hat to the crowd, hands the title to Heyman, then heads to the ring as the pyro goes off.

Graves isn’t sure if Lesnar is wearing appropriate attire for a weigh-in. Lesnar asks Graves if he wants him to get naked, then says let’s just carry on with the weigh-in. Graves asks Lashley to step on the scale first and fans start booing. Lashley weighs in at 273 pounds. MVP says that’s 273 pounds of an All-Mighty Killing Machine, closer to a God than a man, 273 pounds of bottled lighting Lesnar will have to deal with at The Rumble. MVP goes on hyping Lashley up.

Graves asks Lesnar to stop on the scale next, and encourages him to remove some of his clothing. Lesnar gives Heyman his cowboy hat but that’s it. Lesnar weighs in at 286 pounds. Lashley says this is pissing him off, Lesnar thinks this is funny. Lashley says Lesnar is acting like a fool because he knows Lashley will beat him for the WWE Title. Lashley says this will be the shortest title run of Lesnar’s entire career, and that’s not a prediction… that’s a spoiler. Lesnar asks who’s the comedian now? Lesnar taunts Lashley and drops the mic, then exits the ring as his music starts up. Lashley and MVP look on as Lesnar and Heyman head to the back.

– We see how Bianca Belair won the 2021 Women’s Royal Rumble, then defeated Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37.

Bianca Belair vs. Queen Zelina

Vega looks to capitalize with the Code Red now. Belair blocks the Code Red and goes right into the KOD for the pin to win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

– After the match, Belair stands tall and celebrates as her music hits and we get replays. Vega is shown down trying to recover at ringside.

We see how Kevin Owens defeated WWE United States Champion Damian Priest in his first pinfall loss last week. Owens is backstage with Kevin Patrick now. Owens is insulted by Patrick saying he faked an injury last week. Owens says he just kept fighting through the pain and now he gets a title match because of that, and he will do the same tonight until he’s United States Champion. Owens walks off.

Damian Priest (C) vs. Kevin Owens – United States Championship

Priest blocks a Stunner and drops Owens. Priest has snapped now. Priest unloads with kicks in the corner as the referee warns him. Priest backs off but attacks again. Priest keeps pounding on Owens until the referee calls the match.

Winner by DQ: Kevin Owens

– After the bell, fans continue booing Priest. Owens is announced as the winner, but Priest retains. Priest rushes out of the ring and to the back as the referee checks on Owens at ringside.

– We see how Nikki A.S.H. attacked Rhea Ripley last week. We get pre-recorded backstage promos with Rhea Ripley, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke, and Liv Morgan talking about how they will win at the Royal Rumble.

Rhea Ripley, WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke and Liv Morgan vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Carmella, Tamina Snuka and Nikki A.S.H.

Carmella tags in now and slaps around Ripley, then yells in her face. Ripley rag-dolls Carmella into the Prism Trap submission, and Carmella taps out.

Winners: Rhea Ripley, Dana Brooke and Liv Morgan

– After the match, Ripley is standing tall and celebrating when Nikki hits the ring and drops her with a cheap shot. Nikki runs away while Ripley stares her down.

– We see what happened between RK-Bro and Alpha Academy last week.

– We go back to the ring for the Academic Challenge between RAW Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy and RK-Bro. Chad Gable and Otis head to the ring for a Spelling Bee as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Kevin Patrick is hosting the Academic Challenge with Otis and Gable. This will determine if Randy Orton and Riddle get a rematch for the titles. Gable insults the crowd and gets a “you suck!” chant. He also announces that he and Otis will be in the Men’s Royal Rumble. Gable promises that one of them will win The Rumble and headline WrestleMania. Patrick introduces Orton and Riddle now, and out they come for the Spelling Bee.

Patrick says the winner of this competition will get to pick the competition for next week. Otis is asked to spell emmental first and he does, but he actually missed the “a” in the word. Riddle spells calibration next. Gable gets disillusion wrong after passing on Patrick’s pronunciation of the word. Orton tells Gable to take a seat. Orton spells dumbbell correctly next. Orton and Gable have words and Orton threatens to hit him with the RKO. We go to commercial as they prepare for a match.

Randy Orton vs. Chad Gable

Orton backs up and readies for a punt kick but Gable dodges it and applies the ankle lock in the middle of the ring. Riddle grabs his scooter and smacks Otis in the back with it to distract Gable. Orton manages to break out of the ankle lock, then drop Gable with the RKO for the pin to win.

After the match, Orton and Riddle celebrate as we go to replays. Riddle takes the mic and says next week’s challenge will be a trip back to gym class for an old fashion scooter race.

– The announcers promote Bad Bunny’s upcoming tour.

– We get a look back at last week’s therapy session with Alexa Bliss. Her journey back to RAW will continue tonight. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and Alexa Bliss is with her therapist again. The man says he thinks Bliss is actually making progress. He asks a personal question – when was the first time you ever met Lilly? Bliss goes on about how Lilly has always been in her life, going back to when she was 6 years old and was bullied on the playground by two teenage girls. She was pushed off the monkey bars, hit her head and went unconscious, and when she came to Lilly was there. They started hanging out that day, getting candy and ice cream. Bliss keeps rambling about eating candy with Lilly and the segment ends.

The announcers show us how Austin Theory defeated Finn Balor last week. We see footage of Theory in the office of WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon earlier today. Vince comments on how Theory is feeling with what’s happened as of late. He also commented on Theory’s selfies. Theory says it felt pretty good to destroy Balor just like Vince asked. Theory says he’s going to win the Royal Rumble and then challenge the champion of his choosing at WrestleMania. Vince says that’s amazing. Theory hints at Vince possibly giving him a later number in The Rumble. Vince asks why would Theory think he has any kind of influence over the Rumble entry numbers. Vince says now Theory should be concerned about tonight’s opponent – AJ Styles.

Theory asks if that’s the same AJ that held numerous titles and is a first ballot Hall of Famer? Vince agrees with the future Hall of Fame induction and says that’s the AJ. Theory is ready for AJ as he gets up to leave. Vince says Theory forgot his phone. He hands the phone over and says Theory better bring back a very good selfie. Theory heads out.

AJ Styles vs. Austin Theory

Theory attempts to use his feet on the ropes but is exposed. Styles responds with a Phenomenal Forearm for the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

– After the match, AJ stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Theory shows some frustration as he recovers.

– We see Doudrop and RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch getting ready for an interview.

– The announcers send us to a trailer for the WWE 2K22 video game.

– Back from the break and rapper Logic is thanked for providing “Ballin’” as the Royal Rumble theme song. The announcers hype the RAW Women’s Title match at the pay-per-view. RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Doudrop join us for a split-screen interview. Things get heated and Doudrop suddenly enters the room where Becky is ranting from. A brawl breaks out but officials quickly separate them.

We see what happened between The Street Profits and The Mysterios last week after their eight-man match with Rey Mysterio dumping the others over the top rope. Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Rey and Dominik Mysterio now. Rey talks about what an honor it is to be a WWE 2K22 cover Superstar. Rey says it would make him proud to see his son on the cover one day. Dominik says to achieve that he needs to cement his legacy, and that begins this weekend when he wins The Rumble. Rey and Dominik joke around about eliminating each other.

Street Profits vs. The Mysterios

After some technical difficulties, the feed comes back to Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio getting the win.

Winners: The Mysterios

After the match, The Mysterios are left standing tall in the ring. Dominik tries to dump his dad over the top rope but Rey sends his son to the floor. Ford dumps Rey over the top rope, and Dawkins dumps Ford over the top rope. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode suddenly hit the ring and toss Dawkins out. Ziggler and Roode celebrate now as fans boo them. The Mysterios hit the ring and a brawl breaks out now. The Mysterios and The Profits team up to dump The Dirty Dawgs out of the ring. The Mysterios and The Profits stare each other down to end the segment.

– Seth Rollins is backstage with Kevin Patrick. Back to commercial.

– We get a SmackDown Rebound video looking back at what happened with Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and The Bloodline last Friday.

– Seth Rollins is backstage with Kevin Patrick now. Rollins likes his odds for his match against WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns because he’s beaten him before and this is one-on-one. Rollins says Reigns knows he his number, and that Rollins is the only one who can put Reigns in his place. Rollins says he will be making one more trip to SmackDown this Friday to deliver his message in person.

– The announcers go over the Royal Rumble card for Saturday.

– We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event segment as The Miz comes out to host the big birthday celebration for Maryse, who turned 39 this past Friday. There is a table with presents and cake set up in the ring, along with several photos on display. There is also a very large gift box that looks like it might be used to hide a person or two, along with another photo on display but the photo is covered for now. The Miz is all smiles as he checks everything out and we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and announced for tonight’s RAW Talk is WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. We go back to the ring and The Miz is surrounded by his birthday decorations and gifts. The announcers hype The Miz and Maryse vs. WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix for the Royal Rumble. Miz welcomes us to Maryse’s Birthday Extravaganza. Tonight we celebrate his wife, Saturday we celebrate The It Couple defeating The Grit Couple. Miz gives a grand introduction for his wife and out she comes.

Maryse heads to the ring and we see how the ring is surrounded by security now. Miz calls for a drum roll and Maryse reveals the first gift, the covered photo. It’s a painting of The It Couple. Maryse talks about how she’s made him feel more special than ever. Miz mentions how he paid top dollar for security to make sure this birthday bash isn’t crashed. Miz hands Maryse a smaller gift and it’s a purse covered in stones, and it says “No Limit” because there are no limits to their love. Maryse wants the huge gold gift now. Miz says he didn’t get her that gift, he thought that was something she got for him. Miz is paranoid now. He calls security to come into the ring and open the gift.

There’s a brick sitting on a table inside the big gold gift, the same brick Maryse had in her purse when she hit Beth last week. Miz laughs and brags, and shows us a replay of what happened last week. Fans boo. Miz says it’s time for everyone to stand up and sing Happy Birthday, at the top of their lungs. Miz counts down to 3 but has to stop and yell at the crowd to stop booing and participate. He counts again and this time he starts singing along with the music. It’s really bad. The music of Edge interrupts and the crowd pops. Edge says this security won’t help Miz on Saturday because he has a pissed off Rated R Superstar and a pissed off Glamazon, and they’re coming to the ring to show why that’s bad for Miz and Maryse. They rush the ring and start taking out security guards, tossing them into the ring posts and the steel ring steps.

Edge and Beth rush the ring, destroying the birthday items and taking out security guards with slams, Spears and even a 3D. Miz and Maryse seethe and yell from ringside. Edge powerbombs a security guard through the cake on the table. Edge and Beth pose in the ring as Miz and Maryse look on from ringside. Edge and Beth tease an attack as the final RAW before the Royal Rumble goes off the air.

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