Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the January 10th, 2022 episode of WWE RAW. Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.

Tonight’s RAW continues the build towards the Royal Rumble at the end of the month. The WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, will be opening tonight’s show along side his advocate, Paul Heyman. Brock will be defending the WWE Championship against the All Mighty Bobby Lashley at the Royal Rumble.

Elsewhere tonight, Doudrop, Bianca Belair, and Liv Morgan will face-off in a Triple Threat to determine the new number one contender to Becky Lynch at the Royal Rumble. Beyond that we know we will see the return of Alexa Bliss in some form, and RK-Bro will defend the RAW Tag Team Titles against Alpha Academy.

That’s the preview for tonight’s RAW. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!

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WWE RAW opens with a look back at last week’s main event where Bobby Lashley became the number one contender to the WWE Championship. Speaking of which, the WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar, makes his way to the ring. Bobby Lashley and MVP are watching on a monitor backstage when Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander come up and congratulate them. Lashley tells them to get the Hell away from him because The Hurt Business is done, he works alone.

Paul Heyman introduces Brock and the Champion says he loves it. Brock shouts out Philadelphia but gets interrupted by Lashley and MVP. The duo come to the ring and MVP introduces the All Mighty. Lashley says it’s an honor to be in the ring with Lashley and share the spotlight. And, as one super-athlete to another, it’s an honor to look him in the eye and tell him that, for twenty years, Lesnar has been running from him.

Brock says with all due respect, it’s an honor for him to be in the ring with himself. He says he’s been winning Championship’s all over the world for twenty years, so that’s on Bobby. He didn’t really know who he was until Day 1. If Lashley had stepped up his game they may have been in a ring together sooner. Lesnar compliments their clothes and Lashley pretends to laugh. Lashley says he can be a comedian after he loses at the Royal Rumble.

Brock says he’s funny and he’s money, then proceeds to tell a knock-knock joke that actually made the crowd pop. Lesnar says it’s impossible to beat Brock Lesnar, especially when you’re a rip-off version of The Beast. Lesnar literally drops the mic and leaves with Heyman. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin attack Lashley from behind but Bobby quickly knocks Shelton out of the ring, then spinebusters Cedric. Lashley goes outside and runs Benjamin into the ring post, then tosses Alexander into the barricade.

Riddle and Randy Orton are backstage. Orton says they lost last week because Riddle didn’t tag him in. Well tonight they get a second shot but the stakes are higher because the titles are on the line against an Olympian and a tree trunk. Orton writes on Riddle’s hands “tag in Randy” in case he gets lost. Riddle asks if they can get some Philly cheesesteaks after the show.

*Commercial Break*

RAW Tag Team Championship’s

(C) RK-Bro Vs. Alpha Academy

The match starts with Riddle and Gable and they exchange holds. Riddle gets Gable down but he grabs the ropes, then Gable takes Riddle down but he escapes and they stare across the ring at each other. Riddle dodges Gable, drops him with a kick to the chest, then hits a broton. Gable rolls outside and Riddle gets on the apron to kick him in the chest, then hit a springboard floating bro. RK-Bro pose as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Gable is in control of Riddle. Otis tags in and whips Gable into Riddle, then drops the bro with a shoulder tackle. Riddle knocks Otis back and hits a floating bro and both men are down. Orton gets the tag alongside Gable and connects with a few lariats. Orton snaps Otis on the ropes but then Gable does the same to him.

Gable goes up top but Orton crotches him, then climbs up to hit a superplex. Riddle gets the fans hyped at ringside as Randy drops to his knees and punches the mat. Otis attacks Riddle and gets on the apron in time for Gable to miss a splash but make the tag. Orton rolls-up Gable but let’s go and looks for an RKO but gets shoved into a powerslam from Otis…and the pinfall!

Winners and New RAW Tag Team Champion’s: Alpha Academy

Damian Priest cut a promo backstage in which he said last year he debuted in the Royal Rumble and showed the world what he’s all about. So how does he top that? By winning the whole damn thing and going to WrestleMania to become a World Champion as well.

The Street Profits join Priest backstage and he reminds them that it’s every man for himself at the Rumble, but tonight he’s glad they have his back. The Profits say they got him in the city of brotherly love, then ask if he’s going to partake in the solo cup party? Priest says of course he will and asks if they’re down to give the Dirty Dawgs a final beat down? Of course they are.

*Commercial Break*

Damian Priest & Street Profits Vs. The Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez

Montez Ford starts with Ziggler and gets beat around the ring until he avoids a splash and tags Priest. Damian runs wild over Ziggler and htis him with a flapjack, then Roode runs in and eats a few shots and a leg lariat. Priest knocks Apollo off the apron, then splashes both Roode and Ziggler in the corners. Roode prevents a suplex to Ziggler but then the Profits come in and drop him with dropkicks. Priest clotheslines Dolph and he rolls out so the others can pose.

*Commercial Break*

We return in time to see Apollo hit Ford with a military press. Dolph tags in and dropkicks Ford, then grabs a headlock. Ziggler attempts a Fameasser but Ford catches him in mid-air and hits a powerbomb! Dawkins and Roode tag in and Angelo knocks Apollo off the apron, then drops Bobby with a spinning elbow. Apollo runs in and gets caught with an exploder suplex.

Dawkins splashes Roode, then htis a spinning neckbreaker for a two-count. Priest knocks Apollo from the ring with a kick to the head, then goes out after him. Commander Azeez distracts Priest, allowing Apollo to drop him, then Ford dives over the ropes onto both of them. Roode makes a blind-tag to Ziggler while Dawkins catches Roode with a spinebuster. Ziggler hits a Zig-Zag for the win.

Winners: The Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews

We see a lengthy recap of the Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar feud, culminating with Seth Rollins appearing in Roman Reigns’s dressing room on Friday night. Rollins makes his entrance.

*Commercial Break*

Seth Rollins is in the ring and he says he’s very excited for the Royal Rumble because it’s the night he becomes the new Universal Champion. That’s right it’s going to be the Tribal Chief Vs. The Visionary, brother vs. brother. He says we may be wondering how he got this match but he doesn’t need a Penguin-looking snake oil salesman to do his work for him. He says he beats Roman Reigns every singe time.

Big E comes out and says this is incredible news, he’s thrilled for Rollins. You see he’s entering the Royal Rumble match and not a lot makes him more excited than doing what he didn’t get to do at Day 1: beat Seth Rollins one-on-one. Only this time he can do it at WrestleMania. Seth laughs at him and says he doesn’t care where it is, Big E could never beat him. Big E says they should test that theory out tonight and Rollins makes excuses. Big E says forget about that, let’s do it right now. Rollins accepts.

Big E Vs. Seth Rollins

Big E grabs a side headlock but Rollins shoots him off and connects with a dropkick. Big E drops Rollins and hits the ropes for a big splash but Rollins rolls out of the way. Rollins knocks Big E out of the ring and follows-up with a suicide dive. Big E gets Rollins on the apron and hits a running big splash as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Big E slams Rollins into the announce desk, then gets him back in the ring. Rollins ducks a clothesline and grabs a waistlock but Big E throws him off. Big E whips Seth head-first into the buckles, then gets him onto his shoulder but Seth slides off and hits a chopblock and a DDT.

Big E rolls outside and Rollins hits a suicide dive, then gets him back in and covers for a two-count. Rollins grabs a headlock and keeps him grounded but Big E fights up and hits a urinage. Big E connects with some lariats but Rollins headbutts him, then runs at him but gets lifted onto the apron. Big E runs and hits a spear to Rollins through the ropes!

*Commercial Break*

Rollins has a side headlock in the ring but Big E slings him off and hits a belly-to-belly, then two more. Big E hits a big splash and now he wants the Big Ending but Rollins slides off the shoulder. Big E looks for a urinage again but Rollins counters with an arm-drag. Rollins wants a falcon arrow but Big E won’t budge. Rollins connects with an enziguiri for a two-count.

Rollins goes to the top rope and lands a five-star frog splash for a near-fall. Rollins looks for The Stomp but Big E avoids it and grabs a stretch muffler. Rollins elbows him in the head and gets free, ducks a few clotheslines but gets caught with a spinning sidewalk slam. Rollins rolls to the apron and Big E looks for the spear again but Seth knees him. Rollins goes up top and leaps but Big E avoids him. Seth wants a Pedigree but Big E shrugs him off, then Rollins hits The Stomp for the win!

Winner: Seth Rollins

*Commercial Break*

Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H make their way to the ring and they have an announcement. Nikki says they’re officially challenging Queen Zelina and Carmella to a rematch for the Women’s Tag Team Championship’s. Rhea looks annoyed and tells Nikki that’s not what they were out here to announce. The interviewer asks if they’re on the same page but Nikki interrupts Rhea and says of course they are. Rhea says, if she’d let her finish, she was going to say they’re not.

Ripley says they can talk about it another time but Nikki says no, talk about it now. Ripley says they’ve had a good run but maybe it’s time to go their separate ways. Nikki asks if it’s her fault for getting pinned? She believes they can get the belts back. Ripley says it’s not about the belts. Nikki asks if Ripley thinks she’s better than her but Rhea denies it. Nikki asks if Rhea’s ever considered the fact that she stayed for her own good? Has she ever considered that one of them stayed despite the other being better?

Ripley says she’s never said she was a better wrestler but Nikki says she meant herself. Rhea turns to leave and says let’s just let it go but Nikki asks her if she still believes in her? Ripley says she always has and she always will, she just hopes Nikki believes in herself and they can remain friends. Nikki looks sad and asks if she really means that. Ripley hugs her and Nikki goes to pose on the ropes. Rhea holds out a fist for a bump but Nikki attacks her! Nikki punches and kicks Ripley over-and-over before leaving with a smile on her face.

Dana Brooke and Reggie are backstage eating cheesesteaks but Reggie says something feels off. He makes them leave but R-Truth appears with a trash can so they go the opposite way and run into a referee. Akira Tozawa pops-out of R-Truth’s bin and they throw the cheesesteaks but he ducks them and they run off. Tamina appears covered in cheesesteak and flips out.

We see Omos walking backstage but Reggie runs into him and falls over. Omos lifts Reggie up against the wall and berates him until Dana Brooke tells him to leave him be. Omos drops Reggie and tells him he’s going to do far worse. Omos then makes his entrance to the ring.

*Commercial Break*

Omos Vs Nick Sanders

The match begins and the jobber, Sanders runs into Omos and falls over. Omos stands on his feet to stop him from crawling away. Omos picks him up and throws him with a chokeslam. A running back elbow in the corner, followed by a military press and a choke bomb for the win.

Winner: Omos

We see a replay of the confrontation at the start of the show between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar.

*Commercial Break*

The Rated-R Superstar, Edge, comes to the ring for a new episode of The Cutting Edge. Edge says he gets the honor of introducing the most beautiful, powerful and curvacious guest he’s ever had on the show, his wife who can crack a walnut with her thighs. WWE Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix, makes her way to the ring and sits opposite her husband. Edge says he and Beth have lived a lot of life together and they’re got two beautiful kids, but he feels the need to remind the fans just how much ass his wife kickd.

Together they’ve accumulated 35 titles and they’re the only couple in the WWE Hall of Fame. But more than that she’s a recking machine and he sends us to a video package highlighting Beth’s incredible career. Edge says he’s very proud and hands her the floor. Beth says she doesn’t know if Edge is just trying to butter her up for tonight but flattery will get him everywhere. Edge laughs and pulls his collar out. Beth says that video just gives people a glimpse of what she’s got in store for Maryse. The endless diatribe of diarrhea that comes from those two has got to stop.

The Miz and Maryse come out to the stage and Miz insults the fans and the sports teams. Miz says he knew Edge and Phoenix would come out and slander them but he wants Edge to remember that he had him beat until Edge brought Beth into things. What kind of man does that? Edge says that’s rich coming from Miz, who used his wife as a human shielf. Miz shouts “slander!”, then says he knew Edge were putting a video package together for Beth, so he’s got one for Maryse.

The fans boo after Maryse’s video airs. Miz asks if they realise how much of a star she is? How lucky they are to see her in person? Miz says Edge and Beth should be honored to even be in the same ring as her. Edge says Maryse is a former Champion, proved everyone wrong the same as Miz, they respect her, but his wife can deadlift a Buick. Beth smashes things, mostly people, and he’d be as scared as Maryse to step in the ring with her.

Beth says Maryse has been interfering in Edge’s matches when she knew she wasn’t there, yet now Maryse is a church mouse. Unfortunately the time for apologies is gone. At Royal Rumble she’s going to wreck Maryse and the fans will be chanting “au revoir”. Miz gets riled-up and tells Maryse to let Beth know how much she’s going to destroy and humiliate Beth. While he’s ranting, Maryse walks away. Beth says if Maryse is too afraid to show-up, then she’ll take great pleasure in knocking his teeth in.

Austin Theory is interviewed backstage and he says tonight Mr. McMahon has given him a match against AJ Styles. The man is a legend and a first-ballot Hall of Famer, so beating Styles will make Mr. McMahon continue to teach him.

*Commercial Break*

AJ Styles Vs. Austin Theory

The bell rings and Theory mocks AJ’s hands pose, which gets him chopped in the chest and back into the corner. AJ avoids Theory and catches him with a backbreaker. Theory drops Styles for a one-count, then grabs a waistlock. AJ fights up but Theory knocks him to the apron. Theory hits a rolling dropkick that sends AJ off the apron to the floor.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Styles eats a kick to the gut but counters a suplex and lands a flurry of strikes. AJ hits a suplex into a neckbreaker for a two-count. AJ wants the Styles Clash but Theory wriggles free and lands an Ushigoroshi for a near-fall. Theory looks to put AJ on the ropes but Styles slips onto the apron and forearms Theory away. AJ wants the Phenomenal Forearm but GraysoN Waller from NXT appears and pulls him off the apron and attacks him!

Winner Via Disqualification: AJ Styles

After the match, Theory gets out of the ring and takes a selfie with Styles. Waller lifts AJ but gets slammed into the announce desk, then sends him into the ring but Waller rolls out the other side and retreats.

Grayson Waller gets interviewed backstage and he says nothing he did was underhanded, he just gave AJ a preview of what he can expect on tomorrow night’s NXT. The Phenomenal One gets overtaken by the Grayson Waller Effect.

*Commercial Break*

We see a video of Alexa Bliss getting therapy. She’s still twisted and posesses powers. The psychiatrist welcomes her and tells her to breathe deep, then tells her she needs to admit she has a problem. Bliss mockingly asks him to fix her. He says it’s obvious she’s done some good work on her own but he needs to know where she’s at in her recovery, so he shows her the video of Charlotte destroying Lilly.

He asks how it made her feel and Bliss smiles and says the video made her thirsty, so she fills the glass to it overflows, then grabs the psychiatrist by the tie and asks how he feels. He says not great but she says she feels dandy and stands up. Bliss tosses the table, rips up a book, then smashes a keyboard and mocks his breathing techniques. She throws a vase of flowers into a TV, then he runs off and she throws something at him before screaming.

The RAW Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, comes to the ring. Becky says we’re about to see a big-time Triple Threat match and each woman is great in her own right. Liv Morgan is tenacious and refuses to back down. Bianca Belair has undeniable strength, kinda like how its undeniable she beat her in 27 seconds at SummerSlam. And then you have another Celt in the form of Doudrop who she respects for doing what she wants and demanding her spot.

Becky says all three women are about to fight for an opportunity to tell their grandchildren that they lost to Big Time Becky Lynch. Becky joins the commentary team, then out comes Bianca Belair, followed by Liv Morgan and Doudrop. Our main event is up next.

*Commercial Break*

Number One Contender

Triple Threat Match

Bianca Belair Vs. Doudrop Vs. Liv Morgan

The bell rings and the three of them start throwing hands and Liv is knocked outside. Doudrop hits a German suplex on Belair and goes for the cover but Bianca low-bridges her out of the ring, Doudrop pulls her out and they brawl on the floor until Morgan hits a slingshot tope onto both of them! Morgan gets Belair back inside but Bianca cuts her off with shoulder thrusts and stays on top until Doudrop gets back inside. Belair comes back and knocks Doudrop into the corner and looks for ten punches.

Doudrop grabs Belair and wants a powerbomb but Bianca breaks away. Morgan takes Bianca down, then Doudrop jumps onto both with a crossbody. Doudrop lifts Bianca and hits a Michonoku driver, then Catches Morgan as she attempts a Frankensteiner and drops her onto Belair. Doudrop covers both for a two-count, then grabs a sleeper on Morgan. Liv starts to fight up but Doudrop sends her into the corner, then looks for a cannonball but Morgan avoids it. Liv runs at Doudrop but gets thrown over the ropes and knocked to the floor as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back from the break and all three women are struggling in the corner. Liv flips over Doudrop and hurricanrana’s Belair, then looks to suplex Doudrop but gets shrugged off and dropped. All three women are down and Doudrop rolls out of the ring. Liv and Bianca trade blows and Morgan catches her with the Rings of Saturn. Belair fights and struggles but Morgan elbows her in the gut repeatedly. Belair climbs to her feet with Liv on her back and spins her around but eats a Recoil.

Doudrop runs in and Liv catches her with a Recoil as well. Morgan then avoids Belair and hits her with a catapult into the turnbuckles. Liv gets Belair on the top rope and looks for a bacl suplex but Doudrop attacks them both. Doudrop lifts Morgan up and powerbombs her, then Bicovers but Bianca hits a 450 splash to Doudrop!

All three women get to their feet and Bianca slugs them both. Belair attacks Doudrop and hits Liv with the Kiss of Death. Bianca covers but Becky Lynch runs in and attacks her! Becky gets Bianca out of the ring, then runs away from her. Bianca chases Becky around the ring but Lynch then throws her over the announce desk. Doudrop drags Liv over to the corner and hits a seated senton from the middle rope for the win!

Winner: Doudrop

After the match Becky gets in the ring and offers Doudrop a handshake. Doudrop moves to shake it but Lynch slaps her across the face. Lynch looks for the Manhandle Slam but Doudrop slings her off and she rolls from the ring. Becky and Doudrop talk trash to close the show.

That’s it for this week’s RAW, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for NXT. Until next time, stay safe.

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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