WWE Raw Results – January 14, 2019

Charly Caruso interviews Seth Rollins backstage before his entrance, and he says he’ll have no problem kicking Dean Ambrose’s teeth down his throat. Last October, Ambrose betrayed six years of friendship with him and Roman Reigns. As for Bobby Lashley, physique will only get you so far. What matters is what you do bell to bell. No one on this planet can do what Rollins can bell to bell. Rollins says he will do what he does every night: lay it all on the line, and take back his Intercontinental Championship.

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Triple Threat Match

(C) Dean Ambrose Vs. Seth Rollins Vs. Bobby Lashley W/Lio Rush

We get ring introductions for all three men before things get underway.

Ambrose tries to convince Rollins to work together to take out Lashley, but Seth tosses him from the ring instead. Rollins takes Lashley out and hits a plancha. Ambrose comes flying back inside and attacks, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins gets him in the ring and hits a cross-body block off the top rope for a two count. Lashley runs in, but Rollins stops him. Ambrose attacks Rollins from behind. Lashley and Ambrose join forces to attack Rollins. They take turns attacking Rollins. Lashley hits a suplex and covers, but Ambrose breaks it up.

Lashley isn’t happy but Ambrose tells him to relax, then holds Rollins up for Bobby to punch. Lashley then holds Rollins up for Ambrose to kick him. Ambrose and Lashley continue to attack the midsection of Rollins. Rollins sidesteps an avalanche from Lashley and fights back. Lashley then slams Rollins with a mighty spinebuster. Ambrose then knocks Lashley out of the ring. Rollins catches Ambrose with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins knocks Ambrose out of the ring.

Rollins then hits Ambrose and Lashley with a suicide dive. Lio Rush gets on the apron and Rollins tries to attack, but Rush evades him. Rush flips onto the floor, so Rollins chases him, but he runs rights into Lashley, who gives Rollins a spinebuster on the floor! Lashley follows up with a belly-to-belly suplex on Ambrose on the floor! Lashley is in control!

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Lashley still in control of Rollins in the ring. Ambrose is fine but just won’t come in. Lashley gets distracted, allowing Rollins to attack. Rollins and Ambrose then hit their old Shield double-team moves on Lashley. They knock him from the ring, so they go out, grab the steel steps, and hit Bobby with them.

Rollins gets into the ring and invites Dean to join him. The Champion does and they just throw wild hands. Rollins wanted the Buckle Bomb but Dean reversed it. Ambrose looked for a suplex but Rollins reversed with a Falcon’s Arrow. However Lio Rush broke up the pin attempt, then looks like he just realised what he did. Rollins chases Rush, grabs holds of him, then Ambrose kicks Lio from the ring. Rollins connects with a big superkick to Ambrose, but Lashley throws him from the ring.

Lashley makes the pin on Ambrose but only scores a two count. Ambrose looks for Dirty Deeds on Lashley but Seth comes off the springboard to knock Dean from the ring. Rollins then knocks Lashley down, goes up top, and hits the Frog Splash. As he looked for the pin though, Ambrose throws him out and pins Lashley himself for a two count. Ambrose is frustrated.

Dean takes to the top rope but Rollins jumps up and grabs hold of him. Lashley then grabs Seth onto his shoulders and Ambrose clotheslines Seth off – however Rollins landed on his feet! Rollins hits Lashley with a superkick, then takes out Ambrose. Lashley recovers, meanwhile Seth is knocked from the ring by Lio Rush. Lashley hits Ambrose with a massive spear for the win!

Winner and New Intercontinental Champion: Bobby Lashley

Lashley and Rush celebrate the huge win after the fact.

Up next, A Moment of Bliss with Paul Heyman. We see a stagehand backstage, bringing a latte to Alexa Bliss but she doesn’t open the door. The hand walks into the room but Alexa has no shirt on – she’s just covering herself with one. She starts to get annoyed so he leaves. I guess WWE is attempting to bring back some sex appeal to garner ratings.

We take another look at the movie Glass – which has been mentioned every half hour at least.

*Commercial Break*

Alexa Bliss makes her entrance. Bliss mentions that Mr. McMahon announced their would be Women’s Tag Team Championships coming. Bliss knows when they’re coming, then announces that three teams from RAW and three teams from Smackdown Live will compete in the Elimination Chamber, with the winning team will walk out as the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions! Bliss reveals the championships and they are quite nice.

Bliss now goes to welcome Paul Heyman, but he cuts her off. Heyman kisses her hand and says this is Bliss’ “moment of bliss” because she gets to interview the advocate for Brock Lesnar. She asks about Lesnar having to face someone from the Fatal 4-Way match. Heyman says Lesnar will clean out the heavyweight division except one. Will it be John Cena? Suplex City was built on the mangled carcass of the pontiff of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. Will it be Drew McIntyre? Heyman would be a liar if he didn’t admit he’s had his eye on McIntyre. Everyone should have their eyes on McIntyre. That competitor is almost guaranteed to be the Universal Heavyweight Champion… just not now. Will it be Baron Corbin? Corbin isn’t the most popular guy in the WWE Universe, but the proactive never-will-be-General-Manager…

Super randomly, Otis Dozovic of NXT tag team Heavy Machinery, makes his way to the stage and starts grunting and saying weird things, distracting Bliss and Heyman. He seemingly wants the tag team titles, regardless that they are for women. His partner, Tucker Knight, then comes out and apologizes and takes him away as he yells something about “pretty lady”. Weirder still, that’s the end of the segment, as the camera cuts to the ring, where the ring announcer announces the Fatal 4-Way match is up next.

*Commercial Break*

Finn Balor Vs. John Cena Vs. Drew McIntyre Vs. Baron Corbin

The Winner Faces Brock Lesnar At The Royal Rumble

The bell rings and Corbin attacks Balor, while McIntyre and Cena brawl to the outside. Balor hits Corbin with an enziguiri, then goes to the top rope – looking for Coup de Grace. Corbin grabs him up there for a chokeslame backbreaker and Balor rolls from the ring as Cena and McIntyre come back in.

*Commercial Break*

Corbin and Cena are going back and forth when we return. Cena dodges Corbin stampeding towards him, and the former GM hits the ring post and falls to the floor. McIntyre comes in and grabs Cena and looks to throw him into Finn on the apron, but Balor avoids the falling Cena.

Balor then knocks McIntyre from the ring and looks to follow-up with a soccer kick but Corbin elbows him off the apron. Cena is back and kicks Corbin, before hitting a tornado DDT. McIntyre breaks-up the pin and talks trash to Cena, who then connects with the two shoulder tackles, five knuckle shuffle, then the AA and makes the pin but Corbin breaks it up!

Corbin punches Cena around and looks to suplex him but then Balor returns to help Cena hit a double suplex. Cena and Finn form a temporary alliance to beat on Corbin in the corner. They climb the ropes and grab Corbin for a superplex, but suddenly McIntyre comes back and powerbombs Cena and Balor! Corbin, still on the top turnbuckle, grabs McIntyre by the hair but the Scot turns and clocks him. McIntyre grabs him for a superplex but Corbin knocks his feet out and he falls into the tree of woe. Corbin smiles smugly for a second, but then McIntyre sits up, grabs him by the neck, and throws him across the ring!

*Commercial Break*

Back live, just in time to see Corbin catch Finn Balor with the End of Days but Drew breaks the pin attempt. Corbin and McIntyre have a staredown, then trade hands. McIntyre floors him with a Glasglow Kiss, while John Cena climbs the turnbuckles in the background. Cena leaps for a Fameasser but McIntyre catches him mid-air with a powerbomb for a near-fall. All four men are down.

McIntyre and Corbin beat on the babyfaces in stereo, but then the babyfaces start firing back. McIntyre is tossed from the ring by Cena, while Balor hits Corbin with a slingblade. Balor goes up top but Cena meets him there and gets him on his shoulders, looking for a Super AA and lands it! Corbin runs in and tosses Cena from the ring, makes the pin on Balor, but the Irishman kicks out!

Corbin leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair, which he uses to beat Cena and McIntyre around ringside. Corbin gets into the ring with the chair and stalks Balor. He winds-up the shot and cracks it over the back of Finn, then again. He goes for the pin but Cena breaks it up. Corbin lifts the chair again and swings at Cena, misses, and gets hit with the AA! Claymore Kick to Cena from McIntyre! Finn then hits McIntyre with a tilt-a-whirl-DDT. Balor goes to the top rope and hits John Cena with the Coup de Grace for the win!

Winner: Finn Balor

Finn Balor will face Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble for the WWE Universal Championship!

We see replays of the finish before Cena grabs a microphone. He says where he is from you fight for an opportunity and respect. He says earlier tonight Balor claimed Vince doesn’t believe in him, but the fans do. Well, he’s earned one more believer tonight and Cena shakes his hand. Cena then announces Finn as the challenger for the Universal Championship.

That’s it for tonight’s Raw! Let us know your thoughts and feelings and be sure to come back tomorrow for all your wrestling news!

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