Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the January 31st 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.
We’re two days removed from a rather controversial Royal Rumble PPV where Brock Lesnar lost the WWE Championship to Bobby Lashley thanks to a Roman Reigns interference, but then entered number 30 in the Royal Rumble and won the match. Brock will obviously be setting his sights on Reigns and the turncoat, Paul Heyman, but fans felt the decision for Lesnar to win the Rumble was uninspired and predictable. So where does that leave Bobby Lashley? He’ll be defending his WWE Championship against five other men inside Elimination Chamber.
On the women’s side of things, Becky Lynch retained the RAW Women’s Championship against Doudrop in a match the fans in the arena really didn’t care about. Then Ronda Rousey returned in the Royal Rumble match and dumped Charlotte Flair over the ropes to win. WWE heavily teased Charlotte’s fury over Rousey’s win, potentially indicating a feud, however they’ve also teased a possible Lita Vs. Charlotte match. However we certainly can’t rule out a Triple Threat with Lynch, Flair, and Rousey once again.
What that means for tonight’s RAW though, is Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey will both be on hand. WWE.com says Brock will choose his WrestleMania opponent, but doesn’t say the same of Rousey, who will undoubtedly meet Becky Lynch tonight. Of course, Elimination Chamber is less than three weeks away, so anything could change plans between now and then.
And 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!
This week’s RAW opens with a look back at last night’s Royal Rumble event, where Bobby Lashley defeated Brock Lesnar to become the WWE Champion. Lesnar then entered the Rumble match at number 30 and won.
Adam Pearce is in the ring and he welcomes us to the show. He says Ronda Rousey will be on the show tonight for the first time in almost three years, as well as Brock Lesnar who will choose his opponent for the main event of WrestleMania. Before that, Bobby Lashley will defend the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia in less than three weeks. Before Pearce can continue, he’s interrupted by the man himself.
MVP complains to Pearce and says Bobby Lashley went through Hell last night to become WWE Champion and now he has to defend it against five other men inside the most brutal match in WWE history? It’s BS! Lashley piles on and says he should be out celebrating, so who the Hell does Pearce think he is? Lashley says he already knew he was the better man, the better athlete and the better fighter. He beat Brock in the middle of the ring, so who’s the beast now? Who’s the Champion now?
Brock Lesnar’s music hits and the beast comes out wearing his ring gear. Brock walks to the ring with a grin on his face and does a lap before getting inside. Brock takes the microphone from Pearce and tells MVP to shut up or he’ll shove the cane up his @ss. Brock asks if Lashley is going to stand there and pretend he won fair and square? From one athete to another, where’s the pride in that? He only won because of Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns.
Brock isn’t mad at Lashley, he even gives him kudos for their match. He lost it but then entered the Royal Rumble and won it. And so he gets to choose his opponent at WrestleMania but Bobby doesn’t have to worry, because he’s facing Roman Reigns. However it does concern Bobby because, at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns will be title vs. title. See he’s dressed to fight, and he’s asking for his rematch right now!
Lashley is down and he says he can beat him again. MVP tries to talk him out of it and tells Brock he has to go to the back of the line. Lesnar shouts at Lashley that he’s a chicken $hit and Lashley goes nuts but MVP and Pearce keep trying to talk him down. Lashley gets out of the ring and leaves with MVP but Adam Pearce announces that Brock will be in the Elimination Chamber match!
We still do not know who will join Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley in Elimination Chamber, but we will see two qualifying maches tonight: AJ Styles will go one-on-one with Rey Mysterio, while Kevin Owens faces Austin Theory.
The bell rings, Nikki runs, and Ripley knocks her flying backwards. Rhea laughs at her, then Nikki shoots for a takedown but Ripley scoops her up and throws her away. Nikki dropkicks the knee and looks for a crossbody but Ripley catches her and turns it into a stalling vertical suplex. Nikki rolls from the ring and goads Ripley to go after her, then catches her inside the ring apron and batters her with forearms and kicks.
We return to find Nikki fighting up from a sleeper. She knocks Rhea into the buckles and poses with a smile on her face. Ripley dodges her, captures her arm and lands a few short-arm clotheslines and a headbutt. Rhea connects with a dropkick, then a northern lights suplex for a near-fall. Ripley puts Nikki on the top rope but A.S.H kicks her back, then hits a tornado DDT for a near-fall. Nikki wants a swinging neckbreaker but Ripley counters and lands a nice Riptide for the win.
We see a replay of the spelling bee between RK-Bro and Alpha Academy on last week’s RAW. Riddle and Chad Gable are backstage on their scooters, ready to race in the second challenge. Gable says it’s a disgrace to the Alpha Academy that a scooter race is part of an academic challenge. Gable says the spelling bee was rigged by Kevin Patrick with his stupid accent. Patrick then explains that they both have to do fifty laps of the arena and the first man to cross the line wins. Gable says he had a specific outfit sent to him from his Olympic friends. R-Truth appears to wave the flag for them to start and they take off.
We’re back with Alexa Bliss in therapy and she says two weeks ago he called Lilly imaginary but she’s not. She has always been real – we see photos of Alexa as a child holding the doll. She says how Lilly makes her feel has always been real. The therapist asks how she would feel if Lilly came back to her. Bliss says she’s hug her, play with her, and they could watch scary movies together. The doctor brings out a replica Lilly doll and Bliss just smiles at it. Alexa’s clothes are less colourful and childish.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action Dominik Mysterio after the break.
They lock-up and Miz forces Dominik back to the corner, then rubs his face and mocks him. Dominik shoves Miz back, then ducks a punch and drops him in the corner. Miz is incredulous. Dominik hits Miz with a headscissors and he lands on the middle rope. Dominik looks for a 619 but Miz bails from the ring and starts trash-talking Rey.
Dominik grabs Miz from behind but Miz snaps him on the top rope, then turns and shoves Rey down. Miz gets back in the ring and Rey jumps on the apron but the referee gets in his face and argues with him. Miz stomps Dominik, then goes back to where Rey is. Miz throws himself on the ground, pretending Rey tripped him, and the referee ejects Rey from ringside. Dominik gets distracted and Miz hits him with a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Dana Brooke is walking backstage when Tamina appears and attacks her. They brawl until Riddle and Chad Gable zoom past on their scooters and Dana runs away.
Riddle is still scooting around but he runs into Omos. Riddle says Omos has beautiful eyes and Omos is confused, then Gable flies past and Riddle takes off after him. One of them have to cross the line right in front of the announce desk and there’s a camera set up in case of a photo finish.
Kevin Owens comes to the ring for a new episode of The Kevin Owens Show. Owens says Saturday night was exciting and it’s only going to get more so. They’re on the road to the most STUPENDOUS two-night WrestleMania in history. Owens says he will be in the Elimination Chamber match… as soon as he beats Austin Theory. But enough about that, tonight is all about his guest. A man who should be standing here as the Universal Champion: Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins.
Owens thanks Rollins for being on the show. Seth says Cinncinati is the hottest city in the world so he wouldn’t miss it for the world. Owens shows some footage from Rollins’s match against Roman Reigns on Saturday night, where Roman intentionally got himself disqualified, then battered Seth with a chair. KO says what Roman did was disgusting and shameful. Reigns did it because he knew he couldn’t beat Rollins. KO says Seth is the Universal Champion of his heart.
Rollins laughs and says he might not have the Championship but he did acquire something else: a permanent piece of real estate in the brain of Roman Reigns. He can go back there whenever he wants and bring the Universal Title with him. But that’s SmackDown buisness and this is RAW. Rollins announces he will be in the Elimination Chamber match.
Owens is frustrated that Seth didn’t have to qualify and Rollins says Owens got eliminated from the Rumble. Owens says he couldn’t be happier for him. KO says they can find Pearce and Deville and convince them to let him be in the match without qualifying. Seth should threaten to walk away if they don’t. Rollins is reluctant but out comes Austin Theory before he can make a decision.
The match gets underway and Owens takes the fight to Theory. Owens catches Theory with a back elbow and a senton. KO chops Theory and whips him hard into the buckles, causing him to collapse. Theory starts to fight back but Owens sends him to the apron. Theory knocks him back and rolls through the ropes into a dropkick for a two-count.
Owens almost takes Theory’s headoff with a clothesline. Owens wants a cannonball in the corner but Theory rolls from the ring. Owens goes out after him and throws heory into the barricade, then hits a cannonball to squash Austin against it. Owens gets Theory inside but he rolls right back out. KO chases after again but time Theory suckers him, then slams him back-first on the steps!
Back live and Owens is battering Theory with forearms, then an enziguiri and a DDT. Owens goes to the top rope and looks for a moonsault but Theory avoids it, then hits a rolling blockbuster for a near-fall. Theory wants the ATL but Owens wriggles free and they trade forearms. Theory hits Ushigoroshi for a near-fall and Theory is getting angry.
Owens hits an Ushigoroshi of his own but Theory kicks out. Theory sends Owens to the corner but KO retaliates with a superkick. Owens goes to the top rope and lands a Swanton Bomb for a near-fall. Owens heads to the top rope but Theory attacks him and climbs up. Owens fights back and hits a fisherman superplex, then crawls to the cover but Theory gets a foot on the rope.
Theory rolls to the outside and Owens goes after to slam him into the announce desk. Owens want a pop-up powerbomb into the apron but Theory grabs the ropes and gets back in the ring. As Owens is coming through the ropes, Theory kicks the middle rope into his gonads. Theory then picks Kevin up and hits him with the ATL for the win! Theory has qualified for this year’s Elimination Chamber.
The Street Profits are backstage drinking from their red cups. Riddle appears and they give him a drink to refresh him with only 11 laps left. Gable appears next and he asks for a drink but they walk off. Otis walks up and hands him a cup but it’s full of steak sauce and Gable is disgusted.
Ziggler dashes across the ring and dropkicks Dawkins right away. Dolph throws Dawkins shoulder-first into the ring post and covers for a two-count. Dolph rakes the eyes of Dawkins and drags his boot across the face a few times. Ziggler grabs a bulldog choke. Dawkins tries to fight up but Dolph backs him into the corner and hits a splash, then does a little dancing.
Ziggler attempts a second splash but Dawkins clocks him with an uppercut and both men go down. Angelo ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulder tackle, leap frogs Dolph, hits a spinning back elbow and an exploder suplex. Dawkins with a bulldog for a two-count, but Ziggler lands a DDT for a near-fall. They exchange a few times, then Dawkings hits a underhook neckbreaker for the win.
Riddle and Gable are riding around backstage and Riddle grabs some cotton candy and tries to beat Gable with it. We’ll see the end of the race after the break.
Kevin Patrick and R-Truth are at ringside awaiting Chad Gable and Riddle. The two of them ocome racing down the ramp but Gable trips on the ramp and Riddle laughs at him. Riddle slowly makes his way around ringside, very confident, but Otis barrels into him and knocks him off the scooter. Gable gets up and slowly wheels around the ring to win the scooter race!
Riddle is angry and he accuses Gable of cheating and tells him he wants to fight. Gable says there is no way an Olympian and a man with a 4.0 GPA would ever cheat. Unlike Riddle and Orton last week with the spelling bee. But seeing as Riddle is a sore loser he can have his fight… with Otis. That match is next.
Before this amtch can begin, Adam Paerace walks out and announces that whoever wins this match will be joining the Elimination Chamber match!
Riddle takes the fight to Otis right away but then gets pounced across the ring like a pinball. Otis beats Riddle in the corner, then hits a back suplex. Otis clubs Riddle wiht a right hand to the ear, then applies a neck crank submission. Riddle tries to rally but eats a back elbow. Riddle looks for a submission of his own but Otis is too big and slings him from the ring.
Riddle slowly gets back up and into the ring. Riddle ducks a clothesline but then Otis shoulder barges him and Riddle flies into the air. Riddle is out of it for a second and Otis grabs him for a submission again. Riddle tries to elbow him but Otis body slams him, then lands an elbow drop. Riddle starts fighting back and forearms Otis against the ropes but gets caught with an exploder.
Riddle hits an enziguiri and some more running forearms in the corner, then a ripcord knee that drops Otis to a knee. Riddle connects with another knee and Otis falls to his back. Riddle goes to the top rope for the floating bro and landed on Otis’s legs. Otis gets back up and sends Riddle to the corner but Riddle hits a whisper in the wind and hooks the legs for the win!
We see Rey and Domink Mysterio backstage, then AJ Styles warming-up. These two future Hall of Famers will face-off in another Elimination Chamber qualifying match.
Before the match gets underway, Carmella goes out to get her mask on. When the bell does ring, Belair takes Carmella down with a rear waistlock and holds her there. Carmella asks the referee “am I still pretty?” while being held down. Carmella elbows Belair, who then threatens to use her hair as a weapon and Carmella screams.
Belair laughs and shoves her down, then spanks herself. Carmella slaps Belair across the face. Bianca can’t believe it and Carmella runs out of the ring and around it. Belair chases her but Carmella suckers her back into the ring and stomps her down. Belair kips-up and shoudler tackles Carmella, then beats her down in the corner.
Carmella slings Bianca face-first into the buckles. Carmella beats Bianca down in the corner, then grabs a sleeper. Bianca tries to fight up but Carmella gets her right back down and holds her there for a long time. Belair fights free and lands a suplex for a two-count. They trade and Belair hits a kick to the face, followed by the Kiss of Death for the win.
Otis and Chad Gable are backstage for an interview. Gable laughs and says it’s no susprise he won. So he gets to choose what happens next and he’s picking a quiz bowl. And when RK-Bro lose they can kiss a title opportunity goodbye.
Both men shake hands before locking-up. AJ gets the back and takes Rey down but he grabs the ropes. They lock-up again and Rey shoots AJ off, then catches him with a headscissors. Rey wants a monkey flip but Styles sets him on the top rope and chops him. Rey kicks AJ away, then catches him with a reverse hurricanrana.
Styles catches Rey with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker . Mysterio sends AJ to the outside nd looks for the sliding splash under the ropes but AJ gets his knees up. Styles lifts Rey up on the floor but Mysterio counters with a hurricanrana that sends him into the barricade. Both men are down on the outside as we head to the break.
Back live and Styles is holding Rey down with a sleeper. Mysterio fights up and looks for a springboard moonsault but Styles catches him. Rey counters with a tornado DDT. Rey ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard crossbody for a two-count. Styles counters Rey with a dropkick, then hits a ushigoroshi for a near-fall and both men are down.
Rey dropkicks the knee of AJ and he lands on the middle rope. Styles avoids the 619 and goes to the apron. AJ wants the Phenomenal Forearm but Rey ducks it. Styles attempts to get the calf crusher but Mysterio rolls through and kicks him in the face. Rey gets AJ on the top rope and wants a super Frankensteiner but Styles fights it and gets down.
Rey hits a hurricanrana and AJ lands on the middle rope. Mysterio hits a 619 and goes to the top rope for a splash but AJ just sits up to avoid it. Mysterio applies a crucifix pin but AJ kicks out. Styles lifts Rey up for the Styles Clash but Rey rolls on up into a seated senton and lands on him. Rey goes to the top rope and jumps for another seated senton but AJ rolls right through into the Styles Clash for the win!
Styles is the final entrant qualified for the Elimination Chamber match. He joins Brock Lesnar, Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Riddle, and the WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley.
We see a replay of Ronda Rousey returning at the Royal Rumble on Saturday night. Rousey will be live on RAW, next!
The 2022 Royal Rumble winner, Rowdy Ronda Rousey, makes her way to the ring. She stares at the WrestleMania sign, then says she’s been debating for a few days now whose title she wants to take…Charlotte or Rebecca? She has unfinishe dbusiness with both. She says Becky doesn’t really deserve her attention because the biggest match any woma could possibly have, is with her. But Becky’s boring title reign doesn’t need her. As for Charlotte, she could take her title too but whoever she chooses needs to know that she’s the baddest big time bitch.
Becky Lynch comes out laughing and says Ronda is a little wirdo, calling her by her government name. And she loses all of her credibility when she says she can take any title she wants when Becky’s already beaten her. Look, she doesn’t care if Ronda choose Charlotte because she’d understand if she needs a starter before she has the main course. Regardless, time is money, so she wants to know who she’s choosing. Ronda grabs Becky’s wirst and throws her. Ronda holds the wrist and says “you’ll get my answer on Friday and throws the microphone.”
Rousey leaves and Lynch says it’s official, Ronda is afriad of Big Time Becks. Or maybe she’s as desperate to get out of Cincinatti as she is. Suddenly Lita comes out! Lita says that was very rude and Becky says she’s been trying to tell people that about Ronny for four years. Lita says Becky is the GOAT and blazed a real trail that even saw women main event WrestleMania. Becky says that means a lot coming from a real legend like Lita – she may have gotten trouble once or twice for wearing her thong above her tousers like Lita.
Lita says she respects Becky and she never backs down from a challenge…. so how about they go one-on-one at Elimination Chamber? Becky immediately says no and starts justifying herself. Lita says that’s fine but if she’s scared she should really just say so. Becky takes the bait and says she’s not scared, she’ll fight her at Elimination Chamber. Lita smiles and walks off as Becky looks stunned at herself.
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.