WWE/NXT Live Event Reports, Jan. 25-29: Lesnar In Action, Cage Match, Much More!

WWE worked a partial schedule of events heading into Royal Rumble weekend.

On Raw, Brock Lesnar made a rare appearance at a non-televised event, defeating Kane in a Universal Title match. Jason Jordan remained out of in-ring action due to his ongoing injury situation. He took part in one main event in Baltimore, but never tagged into the match pitting himself, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins against The Miz and his Miztourage. Smackdown was headlined by a cage match for the WWE Title between champion AJ Styles and challenger Kevin Owens.

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Meanwhile, NXT worked a pair of events in the Northeast in the lead-up to its TakeOver event in Philadelphia the night before the Rumble.

Results from the Raw event on January 26 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and the Smackdown event on January 29 in Newark, DE, are unavailable at this time. 

Here are all the available results.


January 27, Baltimore, MD

Matt Hardy def. Bray Wyatt.
Cesaro & Sheamus def. Heath Slater & Rhyno and Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson in a Triple Threat.
Cedric Alexander def. Drew Gulak.
Brock Lesnar def. Kane to retain the Universal Title.
Goldust def. Curt Hawkins.
Elias def. Finn Balor.
Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. The Miz, Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas.



January 27, Richmond, VA

The Usos defeated The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) to retain the Smackdown Tag Titles.
Sami Zayn def. Sin Cara.
Breezango def. Rusev & Aiden English.
Bobby Roode def. Jinder Mahal to retain the U.S. Title.
Zack Ryder def. Mojo Rawley.
Shinsuke Nakamura def. Baron Corbin.
AJ Styles def. Kevin Owens in a Steel Cage Match to retain the WWE Title.



January 25, Albany, NY

Kassius Ohno def. Marcel Barthel.
Kairi Sane def. Lacey Evans.
Adam Cole def. Roderick Strong.
Authors Of Pain def. Street Profits.
Aleister Black def. Fabian Aichner.
Ember Moon def. Shayna Baszler by DQ.
Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly def. TM-61 to retain the NXT Tag Titles.
Johnny Gargano def. The Velveteen Dream.

January 26, Toms River, NJ

Street Profits def. TM-61.
Nikki Cross def. Taynara Conti.
Kassius Ohno def. Fabian Aichner.
The Authors Of Pain def. Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly in a non-title match.
Ember Moon & Kairi Sane def. Lacey Evans & Shayna Baszler.
Aleister Black def. Adam Cole.
Johnny Gargano & Roderick Strong def. Andrade Almas & The Velveteen Dream.



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