WWE RAW Results (1/31/22): Ronda Rousey Chooses WrestleMania Opponent, Brock Lesnar Returns + More!

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The show begins and we see highlights from this past weekend's Royal Rumble premium live event. We cut to the live set and Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves are on commentary and they kick it to the ring where Adam Pearce is in the ring. Pearce runs down what we saw in both rumble matches. Pearce says there's one more pit stop on the road to WrestleMania and that's next month's Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia which will see new WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defend his title against five competitors at the aforementioned Saudi event. Lashley's music hits and he and MVP make their way out to the ring. MVP tells Pearce that Lashley pinned Lesnar in the middle of the ring last weekend and says it's not fair that Lashley has to go back to battle in just three weeks against five other men that'll be chomping at the bit to take his title inside of the 'most barbaric' structure in professional wrestling. Lashley asks Pearce who the hell does he think he is and says he should be celebrating his win over Lesnar and last weekend he proved that he's a better amateur wrestler than Lesnar, he's a better mixed martial artist and he's a better WWE Champion and out comes the winner of the men's Royal Rumble match...Brock Lesnar, who's wearing his fighting gear. Lesnar's all smiles as he makes his way to the ring and Lashley doesn't look to pleased inside of the ring. Lesnar gets in the ring and tells MVP to shutup, who tried to get a word in. Lesnar threatens to shove MVP's walking stick up his ass then directs his attention to Lashley. Lesnar asks Lashley if he's going to stand there and continue to pretend that he's the WWE Champion. Lesnar says they both know that he didn't lose to Lashley Saturday night and says the only way he beat him is because of Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman. Lesnar says he's not mad at Lashley but he is mad at Reigns and Heyman and admits they had a great match until the interference from Reigns and Heyman. Lesnar says he took it upon himself to enter the Royal Rumble...which he won and now he can choose either Lashley (or whoever walks out of Elimination Chamber with the WWE Title) or Reigns to challenge at WrestleMania. Lesnar tells Lashley not to worry because he's not choosing him and he's challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania. Lesnar says but where Lashley comes in, is Lesnar vs. Reigns will be title versus title. Lesnar says since he's already dressed to fight, he's challenging Lashley to his rematch for the WWE Championship TONIGHT. Lesnar says MVP is holding Lashley back, MVP interrupts and says Lesnar can go to the back of the line and his challenge is DECLINED. Lesnar calls Lashley a chicken shit, Lashley is irate, MVP's holding him back, Adam Pearce is asking Lashley what he wants to do and Lashley exits the ring, much to the appreciation of MVP. Pearce says Lashley may have gotten away from defending his title tonight but at the Elimination Chamber event, Brock Lesnar will be one of Lashley's five challengers for the WWE Championship. We then see a video package highlighting the break-up of Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H.'s tag team then Ripley makes her way to the ring before we head to a commercial break.

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Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki A.S.H.

Rhea tosses Nikki aside right as the bell rings. Rhea looks for a slam, Nikki slides through and goes for a cross-body, Rhea catches her and slams her on the mat. Nikki tosses Rhea out of the ring, Rhea slides back in, Nikki slides out, Rhea chases and Nikki catches her in the apron and unloads forearms and we head to a break. Back from the break and Nikki is working over Rhea back in the ring. Nikki tosses Rhea to the corner and delivers a pair of kicks to the midsection, tosses Rhea to the mat, Nikki goes up top, grabs Rhea over to her, goes for a flying DDT but Rhea catches her and lays her out with a pair of clotheslines and a headbutt before nailing Nikki with a sliding drop-kick then goes for the cover but Nikki's able to kick out after a two-count. Rhea tosses Nikki to the corner, puts her seated on the top turnbuckle, Nikki knocks her back and drills her with a tornado DDT then goes for the cover but Rhea lifts the shoulders at two-and-a-half. Nikki goes right back up top, goes for a cross-body, Rhea moves out of the way, Nikki grabs her neck but Rhea drills her with The Riptide and gets the 1-2-3 for the win!

Winner - Rhea Ripley

After the match, we see a video package of last week's spelling bee between Alpha Academy and RK-Bro, which was won by the latter. We then see Kevin Patrick backstage, who welcomes us to round number two of the challenge. Riddle and Chad Gable are the challengers in tonight's scooter race. Riddle says he dedicates this race to Randy Orton, Gable tells Riddle to 'shoosh' and says a scooter race should've even be involved in an academic challenge. The rules for the event are 50 laps around the arena and the winner will be the man who completed all 50 laps and crosses the finish line that's at the ringside area. R-Truth is introduced as the race starter, he waves the flag and we're underway with lap number one and then we cut away to see last week's therapy session with Alexa Bliss, which will continue after the break.

Back from the break and it's time for another therapy session with Alexa Bliss. Alexa says he [the therapist] mentioned imaginary but Lily's always been real. Alexa says she'd hug Lily and watch scary movies with her if she could see her one more time. The therapist says he has a replica of Lily that he'd like to show Alexa then he asks her how it makes her feel, Alexa starts crying and says Lily's name and we head back to the live arena where we see a video package of this past weekend's match where Edge and Beth Phoenix defeated The Miz and Maryse at the Royal Rumble.

The Miz vs. Dominik Mysterio (with Rey Mysterio)

Miz takes control early and mocks Dominik, who fights back and drops Miz in the corner. Dominik tosses Miz to the ropes and sets him up for a 619, which he misses when Miz slides out of the ring and shoves Rey Mysterio against the announce table. Miz gets back into the ring, Dominik kicks him in the midsection but Miz drops him with a DDT. Miz fakes being tripped by Rey when running against the ropes, the referee falls for it and ejects Rey from ringside. Miz sneaks up behind Dominik, who was arguing with the referee about the ejection and Miz plants him with The Skull Crushing Finale and gets the three-count for the win!

Winner - The Miz

Backstage we see 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke who's attacked by Tamina but Riddle and Gable blow by during their scooter race which is in lap 18 out of 50, Dana sneaks away, Tamina chases after and we head back to the ring for The KO Show, which will happen after the break.

Back from the break and Kevin Owens welcomes us to The KO Show. Owens says the Royal Rumble was a great success and now Monday Nighy RAW has a new almighty WWE Champion and we're officially on the road to WrestleMania, which is two nights, which means 'double the stupendous-ness'. Owens says once he beats the 'protected and sheltered' Austin Theory, he'll be in the Elimination Chamber match in a few weeks and he'll head to WrestleMania as WWE Champion. Owens says that's all great but tonight is about the guest of the evening...Seth Freakin' Rollins, who makes his way out to the ring. Owens thanks Rollins for being there, Rollins says Cincinnati is the hottest city in the country and even though he's not 100 percent, he wouldn't miss this for the world. Owens shows footage of Rollins' match against Universal Champion Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble from this past weekend, a match that Rollins would win via DQ but meant Reigns would retain his title. Owens says what Roman did to Rollins was disgusting and shameful. Owens says Reigns got himself intentionally disqualified because he knew that he couldn't beat Rollins. Owens says while Rollins isn't officially the Universal Champion, he's the Universal Champion is his heart. Rollins says while he's not there with the Universal Champion, he did acquire something else, which is a permanent piece of real estate in the brain of Roman Reigns and next time they lock horns, he'll bring home the Universal Title. Rollins says what he and Reigns have is SmackDown business and this is Monday Night RAW and says he comes with a special announcement for next month's Elimination Chamber match. Owens gives Rollins a drum roll and Rollins says that he's officially one of the participants in the Elimination Chamber match alongside Brock Lesnar and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. Owens says he's happy for Rollins and when he beats Austin Theory, he'll join Rollins in the chamber. Owens asks Rollins if he knows where Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are and says they should go up to them and say they should put him [Owens] in the Elimination Chamber without having to qualify or Rollins is out. Austin Theory interrupts and makes his way down to the ring and Owens vs. Theory is next after the break.

Kevin Owens vs. Austin Theory — Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier

Owens takes control early, Theory fights back, Owens tosses him out of the ring and goes for a running senton on the outside of the ring but Theory slides out of the way and drills Owens into the steel steps as we head to a commercial break. Back from the break and Owens is in control back in the ring, goes up top, Theory follows him up, they start to brawl on the top rope, Owens pushes him off, goes for a middle rope splash, Theory rolls out and plants Owens with a standing, flying pop-up cutter, goes for the cover but Owens kicks out at two. Theory looks for the ATL, Owens powers out, Theory nails him with a suplex, goes for the cover but Owens, again, is able to kick out after a count of two. Owens kips up and wallops Theory with a pile-driver/knee combo, goes for a cover of his own but Theory kicks out at two. Owens drills Theory with a super-kick, goes up top and delivers a swanton bomb with perfection, goes for the cover but Theory again is able to lift the shoulders, this time at two-and-a-half. Owens goes back to the top rope, Theory joins him perched on the top turnbuckle, Theory looks for a super-plex, Owens counters into a side slam, goes for the cover but Theory gets his boot on the bottom rope to stay alive. Owens tosses Theory out of the ring and starts going to town on him with a bevy of strikes, tosses him over the announce table, goes for a power-bomb onto the steps but Theory slides back in the ring and drills him with the ATL and gets the three-count for the win!

Winner - Austin Theory (qualifies for WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match)

We seen an update on the ongoing scooter race between Riddle and Chad Gable, which Riddle has a lead in with 11 laps remaining. We then head back to the live area where the Street Profits are making their way to the ring and Angelo Dawkins is set for action against Dolph Ziggler after the break.

Angelo Dawkins (with Montez Ford) vs. Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler rolls Dawkins up, Dawkins kicks right out, another roll-up attempt from Ziggler and Dawkins again kicks out. Ziggler locks-in a bulldog choke then tosses Dawkins in the corner and lands a splash. Ziggler mocks Dawkins and Montez Ford's dancing then eats a massive right hand from Dawkins while Ford urges him on from ringside. Both men struggle to their feet, Ziggler misses a clothesline, Dawkins doesn't miss his then drills Ziggler with a back elbow and a slam. Dawkins hits Ziggler with a 360' splash in the corner then a slam and goes for the cover but Ziggler kicks out at two. Dawkins goes for another slam, Ziggler rolls him up, Dawkins quickly kicks out and Ziggler counters a slam into a cross-body, then goes for a cover but Dawkins lifts the shoulders after a two-count. Ford bangs on the mat and cheers on Dawkins, Ziggler misses a super-kick and Dawkins plants him with a double axe-handle slam for the three-count and the win!

Winner - Angelo Dawkins

We cut backstage and it's lap 49 out of 50 for Riddle and Chad Gable's scooter race. The finish line is setup at ringside and we cut to a vide package hyping up WWE 2K22 which is set to release this March and we head to a commercial break.

Back from the break and to nobody's surprise...we see a video package and VEER IS COMING! We cut back to the ringside area and Kevin Patrick is there with R-Truth, who predicts the Bengals will win the scooter race? Riddle and Chad Gable come flying down the ramp on their scooters, Riddle cuts Gable off which forced Gable to trip and fall off his scooter and Riddle starts high-fiving the fans and moseys on to the finish line but Otis comes out of nowhere and obliterates Riddle, Gable gets back up and on his scooter, circles around Riddle's motionless body a few times and crosses the finish line for the win. Riddle gets on the mic and says all of the integrity of the competition is gone. Gable tells Riddle to shoosh and asks if his cauliflower ears are deceiving him or is Riddle calling him a cheater? Riddle (and the crowd) say Gable's a cheater. Gable says he's never been a cheater in his life, he didn't cheat to get on the Olympic team, he didn't cheat to get his Masters and he didn't cheat to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Gable says it sounds like Riddle's asking for a match and since he pissed him off, he's got a match...but it's against Otis and that match will happen after the break.

Riddle vs. Otis (with Chad Gable)

Riddle gets the best of Otis to start but Otis drills Riddle with a massive right hand that stymies his momentum then absolutely wallops Riddle with a back elbow. Riddle fights back but Otis overpowers him and kicks him out of the ring. Riddle struggles back into the ring, Chad Gable knocks him on the outside, Riddle gets back into the ring and Otis blasts him with a running shoulder-block. Otis works over Riddle's neck with a neck-crank and then plants him with a slam and a follow-up diving elbow. Otis uses his knee to press Riddle's neck against the bottom rope then stands on Riddle's mid-section and uses the top rope as leverage. Otis tosses Riddle over the top rope and onto the apron and chops his chest. Riddle flies back into the ring over the top rope and unloads with a flurry of forearms onto Otis but once again the big man stuffs the momentum with a slam. Otis continues to work over Riddle's neck, Riddle fights back with some elbows but Otis drops him back to the mat with an elbow of his own. Otis looks for a slam, Riddle counters with a bevy of strikes, then a head-kick but Otis goes right back on the offensive with a slam. Riddle comes back with some running forearms, looks for a German suplex, Otis spins out, Riddle drills him with a ripcord knee, then another, goes up top and nails the Floating Bro onto Otis's legs and knees. Riddle starts banging on the mat, much like Randy Orton, looks for the RKO, Otis pushes him away, Riddle jumps to the top rope and takes out Otis with a corkscrew dive and gets the 1-2-3 for the win!

Winner - Riddle

After the match, commentary announces that Riddle has qualified for the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match with that win and the final spot will be determined later on tonight when AJ Styles takes on Rey Mysterio. We cut back to the ring and Bianca Belair is making her way to the ring and The EST. of WWE will face 'The Most Beautiful Woman In All of WWE', who also makes her way out to the ring and this match will go down after the break.

Bianca Belair vs. Carmella

Carmella stops the match as it begins to put on her protective mask. Bianca goes at her right after she gets back into the ring, Carmella breaks off and starts pushing Bianca, who fakes a hair whip, Carmella screams and ducks out of the way, Bianca tosses her down to the mat, Carmella gets back up and slaps Bianca in the face, Carmella runs out of the ring, Bianca chases after, Carmella lures Bianca back into the ring and unloads a bevy if kicks before Bianca can get back to her feet. Bianca kips up as Carmella taints her and The EST. of WWE tosses Carmella into the corner, Carmella slide out and used Bianca's tights to throw her face-first into the middle turnbuckle. Carmella rakes her forearm across a cornered Bianca's face, then goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out at one. Carmella locks-in a sleeper hold, Bianca power out into a slam attempt, Carmella slides out and goes for a cover but Bianca, again kicks out at after a one-count. Carmella immediately locks the sleeper hold back in, Bianca eventually gets back to her feet, drills Carmella with a back-breaker, then a suplex then tosses Carmella against the ropes, nails her with a forearm then plants her with the KOD for the 1-2-3 and the win!

Winner - Bianca Belair

Commentary announces that we'll see another therapy session for Alexa Bliss after the break.

Back from the break and we see the RAW Tag Team Champions, Otis and Chad Gable of American Alpha alongside Kevin Patrick, who shows footage of Gable's victory in the scooter race followed by Riddle's win over Otis from earlier tonight. Gable says it shouldn't surprise anyone that he won the scooter race since he's an Olympian and next week, himself and Otis will face RK-Bro in a Quiz Bowl. Gable says much like the Bengals, RK-Bro will lose their upcoming bowl and when Randy Orton and Riddle lose their bowl, they can kiss their championship rematch goodbye.

— We then see a video package highlighting the interaction between WWE Champion Bobby Lashley, Brock Lesnar, MVP and Adam Pearce that kicked-off tonight's show and then it's time to determine the sixth and final competitor for the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will defend his title against Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins, Riddle, Austin Theory, and either AJ Styles or Rey Mysterio. AJ Styles makes his way to the ring and we head to a commercial break.

AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio — Elimination Chamber Match Qualifier

Both men shake hands and then lock-up, Styles with a front-slam, then locks him up from behind but Mysterio grabs the ropes to force a break. Mysterio hits Styles with a sunset flip, then a cover, Styles immediately rolls out with a cover of his own, referee barely counts one, Mysterio gets up, Styles runs at him, Mysterio hits a hurricanrana, tosses Styles into the corner and nails him with another hurricanrana but Styles kips up and slams him to the mat. Styles slides Mysterio out of the ring, Mysterio flips forward and braces the fall, Styles dives through the ropes, Mysterio slides out of the way, gets back in the ring and dives out onto Styles, but Styles gets the knees up, tries to toss Mysterio into the barricade but Mysterio hits another hurricanrana and sends Styles flying into the barricade head-first as we head to a commercial break. Back from the break and Styles is working over Mysterio in the middle of the ring, Mysterio powers out, goes up top and dives onto Styles, goes for the cover but Styles kicks out at two. Styles gets right to work and nails Mysterio with a back-breaker, goes for a cover of his own but Mysterio's able to life the shoulders after a count of two. Mysterio trips Styles into the middle rope, looks for the 619, Styles slips out and tosses Mysterio to the mat, Mysterio runs after him again, Styles grabs a leg and looks for a calf crusher, Mysterio slides out and drills Styles with a super-kick. Both men struggle to their feet, both go up top, Styles looks for a flying Styles Clash, Mysterio throws him down, hits him with a hurricanrana onto the middle rope, drills Styles with a 619, goes up top for a dive, Styles rolls out and wallops Mysterio with a Pele kick. Styles looks for the Styles Clash, Mysterio rolls out into a double knee, goes up top, nails him with another dive but Styles rolls through and plants Mysterio with a Styles Clash and gets the three-count for the win!

Winner - AJ Styles (qualifies for the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match)

A video package is shown of the women's Royal Rumble match from this past weekend and the winner of the match, Ronda Rousey will make her near return to Monday Night RAW for the first-time in nearly three years after the commercial break.

Back from the break and it's announced that WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff will be on RAW Talk after tonight's show ends. Out comes the 2022 women's Royal Rumble winner 'The Baddest Woman On The Planet', Ronda Rousey. Ronda makes her way to the ring, takes a long look at the WrestleMania sign and says she's been debating since Saturday who's title she wants to take at WrestleMania, Charlotte's or Rebecca's. Ronda says she has unfinished business with both and she could choose Becky but she doesn't deserve the spotlight because the biggest fight is always against Ronda Rousey and Becky's 'stagnant' title reign isn't her problem. Ronda says she could choose Charlotte just to prove that Rebecca is still on her under-card and everyone will know the baddest big time bitch is her. Ronda throws the mic down and out comes RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch. Becky says she missed 'Ronnie, the little weirdo'. Becky says it's nice to see 'Ronnie' hasn't changed and says she loses credibility when she says things like that since she's the only woman who was able to beat her [Ronda] and nobody's beaten her [Becky] ever since. Becky says she didn't think she'd ever see Ronda back around there again and there's only one match that everyone wants to see and that's Ronda Rousey versus Becky Lynch but since this is her first WrestleMania back, she wouldn't blame Ronda if she wanted to face Charlotte and have a 'nice, little appetizer' before going for the main meal but if she wants to go 'straight for the meat and potatoes' and chose her [Becky], she's game but she wants a decision soon since the RAW women's division is hotter than its ever been and she wants to know who she's going to beat next. Ronda tosses Becky down and grabs her arm then says everyone will get their answer on Friday. Ronda exits, Becky looks on and says 'Ronnie' fears Becky but maybe Ronda just wanted to get out of Cincinnati as fast as she does. WWE Hall of Famer Lita's music hits and she makes her way down to the ring! Lita says Ronda's rude and asks what her problem is. Becky says she's been saying that about 'Ronnie' for the last four years. Lita says Becky's the GOAT, Becky thanks her. Lita says she knew from the second she met Becky, she knew she'd be right in this spot. Becky says she's always been a fan of Lita, who says she respects how much of a fighting champion Becky is. Becky asks what Lita's getting at and Lita says she was thinking maybe they can have a match at Elimination Chamber. Becky immediately says no, the crowd reigns down boos, Lita says she thought Becky never backs down from a challenge, Becky says she took her out of context, the crowd continues to heavily jeer. Lita says it's a lot of work defending a championship and Becky can just admit that she's scared. Becky says she's many things but scared is not one of them and if Lita wants a match at Elimination Chamber, she has it! Lita's music hits, she exits and Becky looks on in dismay as the show goes off-the-air!

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