WWE Raw Results – January 14, 2019

Back live and out comes Vinny Mac! Before Vince can say a word however, he’s interrupted by none other than the 16X World Champion, John Cena!

Cena says we all know Vince just lost a World Title match on the Road to WrestleMania. He says he knows Vince is here to tell someone to step-up. 20 years ago, Steve Austin walked out. The Rock walked out. Brock Lesnar walked out. He didn’t know what to do, so he turned to his locker room and asked someone to step-up.

Cena says he stepped-up to Vince McMahon and asked for an opportunity, saying he would never let him down. So Vince gave him that chance, and he has never let him down. He’s missed birthdays, weddings, and funerals, for this. But this isn’t about pity, because being here isn’t about putting your life on hold, it’s about making this your life and loving every second. So he’s asking Vince for another chance. Because he will walk into the Royal Rumble and make history by winning the Universal Championship and becoming the 17x time Champion. And he can do that because he has something no-one in the back has; ruthless aggression.

Once again, before Vince can speak, he is interrupted by Drew McIntyre. Drew makes his way to the ring, saying he doesn’t care what movie Cena is in, or what book he’s writing. But how dare you walk in here and say you still have ruthless aggression? He steps up to Vince and tells him this is what ruthless aggression looks like. He turns back to Cena and tells him his time is up, so leave like Austin, Rock, or Lesnar.

Baron Corbin then makes his way out, saying his life was threatened earlier tonight. He says he doesn’t have a lawyer on speed-dial, but he knows that what is best for business, is him getting a shot at Lesnar.

Finn Balor comes out next, and says he is tired of being left out of these conversations. All the men in the ring have great accomplishments, but he’s the only one who has been a WWE Universal Champion. Vince says Balor is a tremendous athlete, with incredible agility, but against Lesnar? “Against all this beef?” Vince doesn’t think Balor is big enough. Finn says he knows Vince doesn’t believe in him, never has. So why doesn’t he just show him that he can do it? Balor then turns and hits Corbin, while McIntyre hits Cena. McIntyre then takes out Balor with a Claymore Kick, before clocking Cena with one as well. McIntyre is sitting on one knee, staring at the Chairman. Vince says he likes this. He likes it a lot. He asks the fans if they want to see more, then books a Fatal 4-Way tonight, with the winner facing Brock at Royal Rumble!

Later tonight, Rollins Vs. Ambrose Vs. Lashley, with the Intercontinental Championship on the line, but up next it’s six-woman tag team action!

*Commercial Break*

Vince is walking backstage when Jinder Mahal approaches him. Mahal says it’s an honour to be in Vince’s presence, and says his suit is fantastic. However, he’s offended that he wasn’t considered as part of tonight’s Fatal 4-Way. He lists his accomplishments. Vince asks if he thinks the fans want to see him in the match. Mahal says he does think so, and asks for a shot. Vince tells him to choose one of the four men in the match, and, if he can beat one of them tonight, he will take their place in the Fatal 4-Way.

Nikki Cross is the partner of Bayley and Natalya for the six-woman tag match. According to the announcers, Cross and the other newcomers from NXT will be on Raw and SmackDown Live for a while.

The Riott Squad Vs. Bayley, Natalya, & Nikki Cross

The match starts with Bayley and Sarah Logan, while the fans chant “NXT”. Cross is running manic up and down the apron, so Bayley decides to tag her in and the fans are happy about that. Cross runs at Logan and leaps onto her. She dropkicks Logan, who then tags Liv Morgan.

Cross knocks Morgan down. So Ruby Riott comes into the ring along with Logan. Bayley and Nattie come in but Cross tells them to leave, she wants to play and slaps herself. Cross tackles Ruby and the brawl goes out of the ring. Bayley and Natalya help her out with double dropkicks to Logan and Morgan. Meanwhile, Ruby tries to slide back into the ring, but Cross drags her back out and traps her in the apron, where she pounds her with forearms. The crowd are enjoying Cross as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Sarah Logan in control of Bayley. The heel knocks The Hugger out of the ring with a knee to the back. As Bayley gets back in, Morgan gets the tag and hits her with a facebuster from the middle rope for a two count.

The Riott Squad keeps Bayley isolated with quick tags, while she tries to make the tag to Nattie. Finally, Bayley is able to drop Logan’s head onto the top turnbuckle so she can make the tag to Natalya.

Nattie comes in hot and gets a two count on Logan with a dropkick and a discus clothesline. Bayley hits a knee to the head of Riott, who then stumbles to her corner and tags Liv. Morgan hits a hurricanrana to Bayley and goes for the pin but Cross breaks it up, before tagging herself in, and taking Morgan down. Cross tags Bayley so she can hit an elbow drop for the pinfall!

Winners: Natalya, Cross, & Bayley

We see Finn Balor walking backstage and he stops to look at Lacey Evans, talking to Dana Brooke. Jinder Mahal makes his entrance, flanked by Samir Singh.

*Commercial Break*

Dean Ambrose is standing backstage and cuts a promo about right and wrong. He says what’s wrong is him having to defend his Championship against two different opponents. He says it’s fine though, because no-one will take his Championship.

Finn Balor Vs. Jinder Mahal W/Samir Singh

As Finn is making his entrance, he’s posing on the apron, when Samir Singh pushes him off and to the floor. Jinder takes advantage of the ambush and attacks Finn on the outside – the match has not started yet. Mahal throws Finn into the barricade, then another, then into the LED apron, before tossing him into the ring. Mahal instructs the referee to ring the bell but the ref checks on Finn first. He waits for Balor to get up and say he’s good to go.

The match is underway and Mahal kicks Balor in the head for a two count. Mahal lifts Finn and then floors him with a right hand. Mahal hits Finn in the side of the head several times, before applying a terrible chinlock. Balor fights to his feet but Mahal knees him in the gut. Balor whips Mahal off the ropes, and connects with a dropkick. Mahal rolls to the apron and Finn joins him there. Balor kicks Jinder from the apron, and looks for the soccer kick but Mahal grabs the leg and slams him down.

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break and Jinder is dropping several rope-assisted knees onto Finn. He lifts the Irishman and whips him hard into the turnbuckles, before applying a rear chinlock again. Mahal lifts Finn for a bodyslam but Finn reverses it into a crossbody pin but Mahal quickly gets out. Mahal goes right back to the submission.

Finn starts to fight to his feet and drops Jinder with a jawbreaker. Balor connects with an overhead kick and both men are down. Balor hits two flying forearms, followed by a double stomp to the chest. He takes to the corner and looks for the slingblade but Mahal shrugs him off. Finn ducks Jinder and dropkicks Samir off the apron, before knocking Mahal out and hitting a tope onto both men.

Balor gets Mahal back in the ring, hits the slingblade, followed by the front dropkick, and finishes things off with the Coup de Grace!

Winner: Finn Balor

We see replays of Finn’s comeback and victory as he recuperates in the ring. Finn will definitely be in tonight’s Fatal 4-Way match!

Up next though, the Intercontinental Championship Triple Threat!

We get a selfie promo from Lio Rush. He says Lashley has learned to step-up over the past few weeks, and tonight Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will suffer because of it. Rush says Lashley is the man everyone needs as IC Champion, because he’s a fighter. He will become Intercontinental Champion whether you like it or not.

The Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose makes his entrance. During which, Renee Young and Corey Graves argue whether or not Lashley deserves a shot.

*Commercial Break*