With the upcoming Royal Rumble in full swing, WWE’s RAW side continued to build up to pay-per-view (PPV). WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Hamman kicked RAW in the ring, only to be pulled by Bobby Lashley and MVP. The two champions challenged each other for the WWE Championship. The main event featured a triple threat match with Bianca Baller, Dodrop and Liv Morgan to determine the No. 1 contestant in Becky Lynch’s Row Women’s Championship. RK-Bro defended their RAW tag title against Alpha Academy, while Seth Rollins vs Big E surprise showdown was another highlight of Monday night.
Here are the recaps, highlights, and results of the January 11 episode of WWE Rona:
Monday night’s episode began with a video promo for Lesnar and Ham and entered the ring, only to be interrupted by Lashley and MVP before the new WWE Champion speaks. The two powerhouses exchanged words, including some jokes from Lesnar and some threats from Lashley. Alexander and Benjamin tried to attack Lashley, but he easily got them out.
RAW Tag Team Title Match: Alpha Academy vs RK-Bro: In the first match of the night, Alpha Academy defeated RK-Bro by pinfall to crown the new RAW Tag Team Champion. Otis riddled out of the ring to create a distraction which allowed Chad Gable to take a blind tag from Otis and slam Randy Orton for the title.
Apollo Crew, Dirty Dogs (Dolph Ziegler and Robert Rudd) vs. The Street Profit and Damien Priest: The Apollo Crew won the six-man tag match with the Dirty Dogs while Ziegler hit Zig Zag for the win over the Dawkins.
Big E vs. Seth Rollins: Both It didn’t take long for the superstars to agree on a match, after they traded on a big strike, Rollins began to wear the Big E Down and hit the stumps for a pinfall victory.
Omos vs. Job: Omos finished his opponent with a two-handed chokeslam to win the contest.
AJ Style vs. Austin Theory: After some big moves in the ring by both competitors, Grayson Waller attacked Styles and won the disqualification for Extraordinary One.
Bianca Baller vs. Dodrop vs. Liv Morgan: In the women’s case, Dudrop was high at the end after Becky Lynch attacked Belarus who was going to win the match. The attack sensitized Morgan, who ended his run with a Bonzai drop, winning the title shot.