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WWE Raw Live Results & Discussion (1/13/2020)

Tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw takes place in Louisville, Kentucky at the Rupp Arena. WWE’s preview for the event is as follows:

  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar returns to Raw one week after declaring for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match
  • Rusev to bring back “The Bulgarian Brute” against Bobby Lashley on Raw
  • Aleister Black and Buddy Murphy resume their rivalry on Raw
  • Big Show, Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens to battle Seth Rollins & AOP in a Fist Fight
  • Randy Orton and AJ Styles set to battle on Raw


Randy Orton kicks off Raw tonight and makes is way to the ring as the commentary team goes over what to expect for the rest of the night. The Viper said he was asked to “excitedly” welcome everyone to Raw, but it’s not exactly his style. Instead, he’s here to invite AJ Styles down to the ring.

AJ claims that he hit the best RKO that anyone had ever seen last week. He went on to say that he would be throwing 29 men over the top ropes at the Royal Rumble after hitting the Phenomenal RKO. Before he can run down a list of names, Drew McIntyre interrupts.

While Orton and Styles were “measuring” RKO’s, McIntyre said that his Claymore was “bigger.” With that, he inserts himself into Styles & Orton’s match.

Randy Orton vs AJ Styles vs Drew McIntyre

Orton tosses McIntyre out immediately, looking to finish Styles quickly. Luke Gallows saves the leader of the OC from an elevated DDT, and Karl Anderson rushed the Viper. Orton drops Abs Anderson with an RKO while Gallows is taken out with a Claymore as we cut to commercial.

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Back from the break, McIntyre is stuck in the tree of woe while Orton has Styles set up for a superplex. McIntyre rises up for a German suplex to Orton, shooting Styles across the ring. A Glasgow Kiss to Orton and a Future Shock DDT to Styles leaves McIntyre up to set up for another Claymore. Orton counters, though, with a standing dropkick.

Orton and Styles team up to take McIntyre down on the outside. Styles drives the Scottish Psychopath into the post and Orton knocks him out with the steel steps. Back on the inside, Styles sets up for the Phenomenal RKO, but it’s blocked. A Pele Kick stuns Orton.

Orton blocks the RKO again and drops Styles with the Styles Clash! Styles kicks out at two. Orton manages to hit the RKO, but McIntyre rushes back inside just in time to kick his head off with a Claymore before pinning Styles.

Drew McIntyre defeats AJ Styles via pinfall.


Seth Rollins is shown trying to encourage the Authors of Pain. Rollins says that this is a huge opportunity and that nobody can stop them from achieving their goals. The destiny of Monday Night Raw is, and has always been the Monday Night Messiah.


Ricochet vs Mojo Rawley

Rawley rushes in with a boot, but Ricochet narrowly avoids it. The former US Champion takes Rawley overhead with a head scissors, followed by a standing dropkick. Ricochet then takes time to show off, dumping Rawley over the ropes, proving his abilities before the Royal Rumble.

Rawley evades a springboard maneuver back on the inside and sends Ricochet flying with a shoulder tackle. Ricochet attempts another springboard maneuver but is caught in mid-air. Still, he turned a military press into the Recoil before putting away Rawley with the 630 Splash.

Ricochet defeats Mojo Rawley via pinfall.


The Street Profits go over the all-important fistfight later on tonight. They hype up the rest of the show, including the next installment in Murphy vs Black, the contract signing between Becky Lynch and Asuka, and the next match, Charlotte Flair vs Sarah Logan.


Charlotte Flair vs Sarah Logan

Flair delivers a nasty big boot to Logan’s face, forcing her to escape to the ramp to recover. The Queen followed, leading to a chopfest between the two. Back on the inside, a backbreaker/facebuster combo set up the Figure-8 Leglock. As soon as she got it in, Logan tapped.

Charlotte Flair defeated Sarah Logan via submission.

After the match, Flair tossed Logan over the top rope.


Kevin Owens is in the back worrying about the rules, though Samoa Joe and Big Show are doing their best to reassure him that they’ve got everything in the bag, especially with Show’s “ham-sized” fist.


Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are out next. The champ is getting booed out of the building, so Heyman responds by going after the classic southern accent. The WWE Universe says that they suck, so Heyman and Lesnar leave the ring.

They stop right at the end of the ramp, only to turn right back around and get in the ring so Lesnar can show off the WWE Championship. Heyman then starts over but has a hard time being heard over the deafening boos.

Heyman claims that his spoilers always come true and that he’s got a streak going. In fact, his streak kicked off by ending The Streak. According to the Advocate, he speaks only truth…and that’s when R-Truth’s music hits.

The 24/7 Champion said that his childhood hero, John Cena, taught him to never give up, which is why he’ll be entering the Royal Rumble. Lesnar cracked up while Heyman seemed incredibly annoyed. Truth said it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog. And though he’s a big dog, Truth knows he can send Paul Heyman flying over the top rope.

Lesnar has almost doubled over laughing at this point just as Heyman clarifies that Lesnar’s in the match, not him. Due to these new facts, Truth has now undeclared for the Rumble. Sadly, as was expected, Lesnar eventually grew tired of the laughs and took out the 24/7 Champion with the F-5.

After the beatdown, Mojo Rawley takes Truth out with a boot while he was being helped up the ramp. And just like that, a new champion is crowned.

Mojo Rawley defeated R-Truth via pinfall.


Bobby Lashley w/Lana vs Rusev

Rusev lands a spinning heel kick early, but Lashley quickly recovers and takes Rusev to the corner. They trade punches, moving in and out of the turnbuckle. Rusev takes over with a big clothesline and batters the former Intercontinental Champion around the ring. A cannonball in the corner forces Lashley to escape to the outside, where he managed to connect with a tumb to the Bulgarian Brute’s eye.

Rusev was sent to the outside with a clothesline and followed up with a spear as we went into another commercial break.

Lashley doesn’t hold the lead for long as Rusev comes back with a big striking combination and a Samoan drop that left Lasley on his back. Rusev sends him overhead with a belly-to-belly and sets up for the Machka Kick. Lashley sidesteps, responding with a German suplex. Rusev shrugs it off and hits the Machka kick.

Lana tries to get inside the ring, giving Lashley time to recover. Both men get taken down with a double clothesline just as Liv Morgan comes out to confront Lana.  Lana sends Liv into the barricade after dousing her with a drink from a member of the WWE Universe, distracting Rusev again. Because of that, Lashley connects with a second spear.

Bobby Lashley defeats Rusev via pinfall.

After the match, Lana challenges Rusev and Liv to a mixed tag team match. Bobby Lashley is none too pleased with this, storming off while Lana tries to back up her plan.


War Raiders vs The Singh Brothers

For some reason, The Singh Brothers decide to answer the War Raiders’ open challenge. The Raw Tag Team Champions quickly put them away with the Viking Experience to pick up an easy win.

War Raiders defeated The Singh Brothers via pinfall.


Backstage, Rusev accepts Lana’s challenge. Liv Morgan backs him up, saying that she’s the LIVing embodiment of karma, and karma is a b****.


Jerry Lawler is in the ring when we come back from the break to introduce Becky Lynch and Asuka for the contract signing. Last year, Lynch tapped out to Asuka at the Rumble, but this year she plans on rectifying that loss.

Kairi Sane accompanies Asuka to the ring but is forced out by Lynch. Asuka signs, first, then Lynch. The Raw Women’s Champion tries to be civil but is met by green mist to the face. The Kabuki Warriors leave while officials try to clean Lynch up.

She demands a microphone and states that she may be walking into a buzzsaw at the Rumble, but if she goes down, she’s taking the Empress down with her.


After Rey Mysterio’s assault on Andrade last week, the US Champion and Zelina Vega apparently filed criminal charges against the Ultimate Underdog. They claim that Rey Mysterio is a criminal and doesn’t deserve to represent his people. With that, Andrade challenges Mysterio to a ladder match.

Mysterio accepted the match and plans on taking back the US title and bringing honor back to the belt.


Aleister Black vs Buddy Murphy

Black rocks Murphy with a spinning back elbow and sends him to the floor with a dropkick. Murphy’s head was caught in the middle of the ring post and Black’s boot. Their brawl was broken up for a second as the ref nearly counted them out.

Murphy set up on top of the barricade, but a kick to his shins saw him bounce off of them ribs first. However, he was able to send the former NXT Champion into the ring post to get the upper hand before the commercial.

Back from the break, Black fights out of an apron bomb and sends Murphy into the bell keeper’s area with a running boot and running knee to the jaw. Back on the inside, Black drops Murphy with his striking combination and another knee to the side of the head. A springboard moonsault gave him a near fall.

Murphy blocks Black Mass and rolls up Black. The ref notices he’s holding tights and breaks the pin. Black responds with another vicious knee. Murphy kicks out. As Black took Murphy to the top rope, the Juggernaut sent him to the mat with a kick. Black answers back with a step-up kick that sends Murphy flying into the barricade below.

Black is caught in mid springboard moonsault with a superkick to the jaw. Murphy then followed up with Murphy’s Law. Black just barely got his leg on the rope in time. Murphy attempted a Black Mass, only for Black to avoid and plant his own on the side of Murphy’s head. A second one would put Murphy away for good, giving Black the clean 3-0 sweep.

Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy via pinfall.

Murphy stayed by ringside after the match, and when asked a question by Charley, he just shook his head and said, “Please, not now.”


Erick Rowan vs Local Talent

Rowan tried to show this week’s poor sap what was in his cage, but when he went to pull it off, he got bit. Rowan took out his anger on his opponent, spiking him with the Iron Claw.

Erick Rowan won via pinfall.


Fist Fight: Big Show, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe vs Seth Rollins and AOP

Big Show was ambushed by Rollins and AOP, but Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens quickly evened up the odds. KO and Joe took Akam and Rezar to the top of the stage while Show battered Rollins around ringside.

KO runs up the stage to hit a flying cannonball dive on AOP. Joe, not to be outdone, drives Akam through a table with a senton. Back at ringside, Rollins could be seen pleading for help from Buddy Murphy.

It seems that the Mondy Night Messiah’s pleading worked, as Murphy comes in and low blows Show before helping Rollins send him into a table. AOP place Joe on the announcer’s desk and drive KO through him and the table. With the two of them disposed of, BIg Show wound up as the last hope.

Big Show avoids a Curb Stomp and sends Murphy to the outside. Before Show could hit a splash on Rollins, AOP would rush in for a double powerbomb. Following a Curb Stomp, the ref would call for the bell.

Seth Rollins and AOP defeated Big Show, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe.

Following the match, Murphy was embraced by Rollins, officially bringing him into the fold. Rollins, AOP, and Murphy stood among the carnage to end the show


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I believe the Undertaker is going to redeem himself at WM 36 and retire WWE champion besides me. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman keeps bringing up the streak.

  • Mike the Ike

    Now THAT was a pretty good Raw. My only criticisms are the R Truth segment literally only went maybe a minute or two too long, the Singhs have now appeared on all 4 shows AFTER the draft, charlotte was on my TV, and they were speaking Spanish.