It’s Monday and you know what that means. WWE RAW will go down tonight and Ringside News has got you covered with live play-by-play results coverage.
Start time for WWE RAW is at 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Fans of Alexa Bliss will be very happy this week because she is going to be heavily featured. Bliss is slated to face off against Asuka in singles action. The two have already had a war of words on social media. Now they will settle it in the ring.
Randy Orton will also be on RAW this week to follow up on the fireball attack last week. He will likely have some words for Alexa Bliss.
We will also see the continuation of Ric Flair’s storyline with Charlotte Flair. He turned on his daughter last week to join forces with Lacey Evans. Let’s see how Space Mountain was for Lacey Evans.
The show opened up with a video package for MLK Day.
Randy Orton appeared in a video package after fans were introduced to the ThunderDome. Randy Orton was wearing a mask and his face looked burned. He said “the voices in my head have never been louder.”
He didn’t burn Alexa Bliss three weeks ago, but the same was not true last week when Bliss had things the other way around.
He said called Triple H his “next victim” and then said that Bliss interrupted. “Now look at me, look at me! this is the damnation I receive for showing compassion?!” He hasn’t been able to close his eyes to sleep because all he sees is the ball of fire flying toward his face.
He said that he has 1st degree burns, but he doesn’t blame Bliss. He blames The Fiend.
Randy Orton said that The Fiend was trying to stop him from winning the Royal Rumble, but he will win the Royal Rumble match.
Ric Flair & Lacey Evans
The two cut a little promo backstage where Lacey Evans threw some shade at Flair. Charlotte Flair is wrestling next.
Charlotte Flair vs Peyton Royce
Royce attacked Flair during her entrance. Then they cut to commercial.
Flair took control by the time the commercial break ended. Then Peyton got some shots in before The Queen took control.
Then Lacey Evans came out with Ric Flair. Lacey was wearing one of Flair’s robes. This caused a distraction and Peyton kicked Flair in the face.
They continued and Royce eventually landed some elbows and a kick for a two count. Flair promptly got up and focused on Royce’s knees. She slapped on a figure 8 and got the win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Flair didn’t release the submission and Royce was in a lot of pain. Flair made her point at the end of this match.
The Hurt Business ran into Riddle backstage. Riddle said he’s taking the “high road.” Shelton said: “I bet you would.” Yep. Then Riddle made some jokes and Bobby stomped on Riddle’s bare feet. Riddle said “you’re gonna see this foot later, right up your ass!”
Riddle was shown backstage with the Lucha House Party. He will tape up his foot, and he’ll be okay.
Xavier Woods vs Mace
They played a bit of that great promo from Mustafa Ali about Kofi Kingston.
Reckoning was not with Retribution. Woods hit Mace before the bell.
Mace vs Woods was compared to as David vs Goliath. Mace choked Woods and held him above his head before smashing him into the mat.
Woods struggled as Mace twisted his neck, He got back to his feet and tried for an Honor Roll, but Mace caught him by the neck. Woods kicked Mace in the face and he sent him outside.
Then Woods kicked T-Bar and Mace off the apron. Retribution circled the ring and Mace nailed a stiff kick before picking Woods up. Mace dumped him in the middle of the ring and won the match.
She addressed Orton first thing. Bliss said that she things got “heated” last week and she offered some sunblock suggestions. Then she invited Asuka to her Playground.
Bliss didn’t let Asuka sit in the other swing. Someone invisible was apparently sitting there. They both shared some manic laughter and then Bliss delivered some “breaking news” She entered the Royal Rumble match. Asuka wished her good luck.
Asuka said it would be an honor to face her at WrestleMania because she’s a big fan of hers. Then Asuka said “yowie wowie.” Bliss was upset by this. Then they played Asuka’s music and she danced. Bliss told her to stop it.
Bliss got in Asuka’s face, but then her imaginary friend talked her out of it. Bliss said “it wasn’t supposed to be like this.” She seemed sad. Asuka spoke in Japanese and then said “The Fiend is still here.” Bliss said: “DO NOT SAY HIS NAME”!
Asuka left and then Bliss walked over and sat on her wooden rocking horse.
This Miz will Goldberg on The Dirt Sheet later. He won’t tell what he plans on saying.
Mandy Rose vs Shayna Baszler
Mandy tried to start out with an advantage, but Shayna Baszler quickly stopped her. Then Baszler started pounding at Mandy with fists, knees, and other such strikes.
Shayna stomped on Mandy’s arm, and Dana Brooke tried to distract Baszler, but it didn’t work.
Rose tried to mount a comeback, but Baszler knocked her back down. Then Baszler grabbed Mandy’s arm and brought her down. She locked on a Kirifuda Clutch and got the submission win.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Nia Jax and Baszler were arguing after the match. Then Dana Brooke nailed Jax with a dropkick off the apron that sent her into Baszler.
After the commercial, Nia and Shayna were still bickering backstage. They want their rematch for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles.
Ricochet was talking to Adam Pearce backstage in Gorilla Position. AJ Styles walked up and talked some trash. Ricochet mentioned 50 First Dates, and said that AJ Styles is like Drew Barrymore from that movie. He has amnesia, because he belongs in the Royal Rumble match.
AJ Styles vs Ricochet
This match really should have been advertised.
Styles took a bit of offense from Ricochet, and he went out of the ring. Then Ricochet converted a baseball slide into a leg scissors takedown. They got back in the ring just in time, and then Styles went outside again.
Ricochet went for a dive, but Omos caught him. The referee told him to put Ricochet down, so he did. Commercial break.
When we came back from commercial, Styles was in control He hit a backbreaker and applied pressure. Then Ricochet hit a DDT off the ropes. Ricochet hit a discus clothesline next followed by a nice German suplex for a two count.
Styles caught Ricochet in midair and hit a brainbuster for a two count. Styles moved to the apron and geared up for his finisher, but Ricochet hit a Codebreaker to counter it for a two count.
Ricochet went up top, but Styles caught him. Ricochet went for a springboard move from the apron, but Styles caught him and moved it into a Styles Clash for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
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The Dirt Sheet
The Miz introduced Goldberg, and out came Gillberg instead. It’s good to see Gillberg, who just suffered a heart attack in recent memory.
Then Drew McIntyre’s music hit and out came a much smaller, and out of shape person playing McIntyre. The Miz said it’s a “classy talk show.” The Fake Drew McIntyre said that he’s going to kick Goldberg’s ass and go eat haggis.
The Miz then said that he will cash in his Money In The Bank contract at Royal Rumble because he’s The Miz, and “I’mmmmm … next.”
Lucha House Party & Riddle vs Hurt Business
Lashley eventually made Metalik submit to the Hurt Lock.
Winners: The Hurt Business
Elias and Jaxson Ryker had a little banter backstage about beating Jeff Hardy.
Drew McIntyre Promo
McIntyre cut a promo from his home gym. He said he’s feeling stronger than ever, but he’s still in quarantine. He enjoyed the little Gillberg and David Krumholtz segment, but “sometimes the lions eat the clowns.”
Jeff Hardy vs Jaxson Ryker
Ryker took the fight to Hardy as the bell sounded. Ryker kept putting Hardy down, but Jeff continued to kick out. Eventually, Elias hit Hardy and the referee called for the bell. Jaxson wasn’t thrilled about Elias causing a DQ. Jeff hit Elias with a dropkick through the ropes. Jaxson spiked Hardy into the mat, and then they ended the segment with a bit of a disagreement.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via DQ
Asuka vs Alexa Bliss
The two started out their match, and Asuka landed a pretty stiff knee to Bliss’ forehead. Then the lights started to go out like The Fiend was near.
When we came back from commercial, Bliss changed up her hair and makeup. She stalked Asuka and looked emotionless at her. Bliss circles Bliss and ducked a kick from Asuka. Bliss blocked several strikes, and then Asuka caught her with a kick, but Bliss no-sold it and landed a shot that took her out of the ring.
Asuka tried to fight back, but then Bliss did Wyatt’s upside down pose in the corner. Bliss nailed a big right hand for a two count.
Bliss got on her knee and brought Asuka up, who nailed a kick and two spinning back fists. Suddenly, Bliss caught the Sister Abigail and won.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After he match, Bliss transformed into her happy look again. She mouthed “let me in” as The Fiend said the words.