WWE Raw Results – January 7, 2019

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We’re back with Jinder Mahal, The Singh Brothers, and Alicia Fox in the ring. Alicia and the boys talk trash to the crowd, saying nothing of note. Thankfully, they’re interrupted pretty quickly by Ember Moon, and her tag team partner, Apollo Crews.

Apollo Crews & Ember Moon Vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox

We kick things off with the men. They lock-up and Mahal backs Apollo to the corner and delivers a few shoulder thrusts. Crews shows off his agility with performs a nice flip before taking Mahal down with a few different pinning combinations.

Both women tag in and Moon comes in hot. She connects with dropkicks and multiple moves before hitting the Eclipse for the pin and the quick win.

Winners: Apollo Crews & Ember Moon

You can just tell these are the kinds of segments where viewers change the channel.

Alexa Bliss will be out with her new talk show next.

*Commercial Break*

Alexa Bliss comes out onto the stage for the debut episode of A Moment Of Bliss. Bliss says Orlando doesn’t have much going for the city, but they’ll always have her debut episode. Bliss then says her first guest has had quite the year.

Ronda Rousey makes her entrance and doesn’t shake Bliss’ hand. It’s always jarring to see Rousey with her enemies, smiling ear to ear. Bliss asks what’s next for the Champion. Rousey says she wants to be a champion everyone could be proud of. She wants to face Sasha Banks. Nia Jax comes out and says she has unfinished business with Rousey. Sasha Banks then joints the party and says she’d be happy to face Rousey for the title and teach her to lose with dignity. Jax steps in front and tells Banks to get in line. Banks says, “Bitch, what line?” Banks challenges her to a match with the winner facing Rousey at Royal Rumble.

*Commercial Break*

Sasha Banks W/Bayley Vs. Nia Jax W/Tamina Snuka

We return to see the match already in progress. Banks kicks Jax in the head at ringside. Jax starts to get back into the ring but Sasha dropkicks her and she falls inside a two count. Banks applies a guillotine choke, but Jax counters out with a suplex. Jax talks trash and knees her in the face to knock her out of the ring.

Bayley attacks Tamina at ringside as Snuka looked to mess with Sasha. Tamina quickly sends her into the barricade. Banks attacks her from behind. Jax grabs Banks and presses her up, then walks around the ring with her above her head! Jax then slams her onto a box at ringside.

Jax gets back in the ring and looks for a count-out. Banks barely beats the count. Jax hits her with a sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Both ladies are down as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Jax applying a torture rack on The Boss. Banks fights out and kicks away at Jax before hitting a jawbreaker. Banks hits a bulldog and jumps on her for a two count. Banks hits a running knee for a two count. Banks whiffs on a meteora for another two count. Banks goes for a Bank Statement, but Jax powers out. Jax goes to punch her, but Banks moves. Sasha hits the ropes but Jax counters Banks with a Samoan Drop. Jax goes for the pin, but Banks gets a foot on the bottom rope.

Jax gets Banks on her shoulders and goes to the second rope. Banks slides off, but Jax kicks her away. Banks charges, but Jax gets her on the shoulders and drops her on the ropes. Jax gets her in the ring and picks up a near fall. Jax head-butts her down and goes for a leg drop, but Banks moves. Tamina goes for a cheap shot on Banks, but Bayley dropkicks her. Banks sends Jax into the ring post.

Nia rolls onto the apron and Sasha meets her out there. They brawl for a minute before Banks attempts a hurricanrana and it goes awry. Regardless, Banks gets her back in the ring and applies the Bank Statement for the submission victory!

Winner: Sasha Banks

The Boss is now the number one contender and will face Ronda Rousey at the Royal Rumble.

Up next is our main event, Seth Rollins Vs. Dean Ambrose!

*Commercial Break*

Seth Rollins is coming out first but he’s attacked on the ramp by his opponent! They battle down ringside and Rollins tosses Ambrose into the barricade. Seth then throws him into the ring and the match officially starts.

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Falls Count Anywhere Match

Seth Rollins Vs. (C) Dean Ambrose

Ambrose quickly rolls out of the ring, so Rollins chases him down, tackles him, and unloads punches. Rollins puts him back in the ring again, but then throws him out again and follows-up with a suicide dive. Rollins rolls him up for a two count. Rollins clotheslines him into the crowd. Rollins sends him into an equipment case. Ambrose fights him back and runs. They run backstage.

Rollins sends him into a ladder, but misses a ladder shot. Rollins sends him into some scaffolding backstage. Ambrose avoids Rollins and gets on top of some production boxes. Rollins punches Dean and goes for a powerbomb, but Ambrose reverses it. Ambrose slams Rollins onto the box and covers for a two count. Ambrose has the momentum as we take a break.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see them brawling in the middle of the crowd! Ambrose has Rollins down on the steps and is trying to dislocate his jaw with his bare hands.

During the commercial, Rollins scoop slammed Ambrose through the commentary table. Rollins and Ambrose fight down the concrete steps of the arena amongst the fans. Rollins jumps off the barricade with a cross-body block on the concrete for a near fall. Ambrose begs Rollins to back off, but rather than do that, Rollins sends Ambrose into the metal barricade!

They fight back to the ringside area and Ambrose is chucked over the rail. Rollins throws him into the barricade, but Ambrose soon pushes him back. Ambrose hits him with a chair in the midsection before smashing it off his back for a near fall. Ambrose lifts up the protective mats around the ring, and exposes the concrete floor. Ambrose punches away at Rollins, then kisses him on the head and says it’s just like old times. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds on the floor, but Rollins counters with a back body drop on the concrete!

Rollins gets him back in the ring, but Ambrose pokes him in the eyes. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Rollins catches him with a superplex followed by a Buckle Bomb – as opposed to the traditional Falcon’s Arrow. Rollins then connects with a superkick and hits the Stomp! Rollins goes for the pin but…

Bobby Lashley pulls Rollins out of the ring and sends him into the barricade! Lashley hits a belly-to-belly overhead suplex on the floor and gets him in the ring. Lashley hits an over-the-shoulder slam before spearing him. Lashley stands over Rollins and talks trash. Ambrose slowly crawls over and covers Rollins for the win.

Winner: Dean Ambrose

Ambrose grabs his title from the referee after the match and rolls from the ring holding it tight.

Lashley isn’t done yet though, as Lio Rush appears and brings a table into the ring. They set the table up in the middle of the ring. Lashley lifts Rollins up and gives him a one-handed spinebuster through the table!

We see replays of Lashley’s interference in the match, then the Almighty himself poses in the ring to close out the show. That’s it for this week’s Raw! Let us know what you thought in the comments and be sure to come back tomorrow for all your wrestling news!

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