WWE Raw Results For 1/15: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor, Handicapped Match, Braun Strowman Goes On A Rampage & More!

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- The show starts off with highlights from Kane and Brock Lesnar battling each other two weeks ago on WWE Raw, followed by Braun Strowman dropping a lighting rig on them last week on WWE Raw.

- Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring, Strowman says he wants to tell us a story that ends with him winning the WWE Universal Title at WWE Royal Rumble. WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle comes out with a security team, Angle says that Strowman put lives in danger last week on WWE Raw. Strowman tells Angle that he’ll continue to do things however he wants, Angle then says Strowman is no longer in the triple threat match at the WWE Royal Rumble. Angle then fires Strowman, Strowman leaves the ring and he follows Angle backstage.

- Braun Strowman is being escorted out of the building by security, Strowman attacks the security team before saying he isn’t leaving until “everybody gets these hands.”

The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) vs. Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews) w/Dana Brooke

The match begins with Sheamus trapping Crews in the corner before tagging Cesaro in, The Bar then kicks away at a trapped Crews. Sheamus tags in and Crews nails Cesaro with a drop kick, Crews then hits Sheamus with a drop kick as well. O’Neil tags in and he nails Sheamus with a shoulder tackle, O’Neil corners Sheamus while nailing him with chops. Sheamus recovers and he nails O’Neil with strikes, Cesaro tags in and he attacks O’Neil with European uppercuts. O’Neil recovers and he attacks Cesaro with some chops, Cesaro recovers and he attacks O’Neil with chops of his own.

Crews tags in and he slams Cesaro before landing an elbow drop, Cesaro escapes a suplex from Crews to tag Sheamus in. The Bar double teams Crews before Sheamus nails Crews with a top rope clothesline as we go to commercial break, we return from the break to see Cesaro cornering a leaping Crews before tagging Sheamus in. The Bar hits Crews with the Destruction Device for a near fall, Sheamus also wrenches away on the arm of Crews. Crews gets free and he nails Sheamus with an enzaguri, O’Neil and Cesaro get tagged in by their respective partners. O’Neil cleans house on the opposing team before tossing Cesaro across the ring, O’Neil hits Cesaro with a power slam for a near fall.

Cesaro fights back and he tags Sheamus into the match, Crews gets Cesaro out of the ring before eating a right. Cesaro catches O’Neil with a cheap shot before Sheamus rolls him up for a near fall, Cesaro tags in and he goes for the Gotch Style Pile Driver. O’Neil escapes and he tags Crews into the match, Crews nails Cesaro with a standing moonsault for a near fall. The Bar then hit Crews with a double shoulder tackle, The Bar look to double team Crews when Jason Jordan comes out. Crews rolls up a distracted Sheamus for the three count.

Winners: Titus Worldwide (Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews) w/Dana Brooke

- Braun Strowman is shown backstage and he kicks Kurt Angle’s office door in, Strowman then destroys his office.

- Braun Strowman invades the catering area and destroys it, Strowman the grabs Curt Hawkins and choke slams him through a table.

- Enzo Amore comes to the ring with Tony Nese, Enzo does his usual shtick on the microphone. Enzo says that he is doing better than Curt Hawkins right now before calling himself a monster among men, Enzo says he’ll leave the Royal Rumble event as the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Enzo says that Cedric Alexander must get through Tony Nese tonight, Goldust accompanies Alexander to the ring. Goldust has a microphone and he questions why Enzo would compare himself to Boris Karloff, Goldust then calls Alexander a box office smash.

- Braun Strowman is shown backstage again and he shoves a dumpster at a WWE referee.

Tony Nese w/Enzo Amore vs. Cedric Alexander w/Goldust

The match begins with Alexander holding Nese in a headlock, Nese recovers and drops a charging Alexander with a forearm strike. Nese then stomps away on a downed Alexander, Alexander recovers to hit Nese with a headsciccors takedown followed by a drop kick. Nese recovers to drop Alexander on the top rope, Nese catches Alexander with a gut buster for a near fall. Nese mounts Alexander before clobbering him with strikes, Nese traps Alexander in the corner before nailing him with more strikes. Nese then hangs Alexander upside down in the corner before landing more strikes, Nese gets Alexander in the middle of the ring while twisting away on his head.

Nese follows that up with a leg drop on Alexander for a near fall, Nese goes back to wrenching away on the head of Alexander. Alexander gets free before having a striking exchange with Nese, Alexander then uses a drop kick to propel Nese into the corner. Alexander catches a cornered Nese with a kick to the face followed by a rope assisted flat liner, Alexander follows up with a springboard clothesline on Nese for a near fall. Nese recovers and he catches Alexander with a few strikes and a roll up for a near fall, Alexander then cracks Nese with a spinning elbow strike and a Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner: Cedric Alexander w/Goldust

- Backstage, Kurt Angle is talking to a WWE referee while looking at his destroyed office, another referee says Braun Strowman is heading for the production trucks.

- Braun Strowman heads into the production truck and he threatens the production team before leaving. Strowman disengages the big rig from the production trailer, Raw GM Kurt Angle arrives and Strowman pushes over the big rig. Strowman then heads back out to the arena before grabbing Michael Cole, Angle returns with a security team to tell Strowman that he has called the cops. Angle then says that Stephanie McMahon has rehired him, Strowman then tosses Cole onto the security team.

Nia Jax vs. Asuka

The match begins with Asuka attacking Jax with a few kicks, Jax then just tosses Asuka across the ring before eating more strikes. Asuka then locks Jax in the octopus stretch, Jax shakes Asuka off of her before landing a back breaker. Jax gets Asuka up and tosses her straight across the ring again, Asuka gets up and Jax drops her with a clothesline. Asuka catches Jax in an arm bar from out of nowhere and then transitions into a triangle choke, Jax gets Asuka up and buckle bombs her in the corner as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Jax holding Asuka in a bear hug, Asuka escapes and she causes Jax to miss a butt drop.

Asuka then nails a downed Jax with a sliding kick to the face, Asuka then hits a dazed Jax with a series of strikes. Asuka then catches Jax with a roll up from out of nowhere for a near fall, Asuka then attacks a downed Jax with some more kicks. Jax counters a kick from Asuka with a power bomb for a near fall, Jax sets up for another hold and Asuka counters with a knee bar until Jax gets to the ropes. Jax then sends a charging Asuka outside of the ring, Jax follows Asuka out of the ring and she shoves her into the ringside edge. Jax goes to the ring steps and Asuka kicks her to cause her to crash on the ring steps, Jax knee is too injured to continue and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Asuka, by opponent injury

After the match, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss comes out to check on Nia Jax.

- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle is shown in his destroyed office when Jason Jordan arrives, Jordan says he appreciates Angle for everything he has done. Jordan then says Seth Rollins should face Finn Balor after the loss last week and Angle agrees to the match.

- A video plays honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr.

- Alexa Bliss is consoling an injured Nia Jax backstage when Enzo Amore arrives, Enzo comes to check on Jax as well and that causes Bliss to leave.

The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) vs. Enhancement Talent

The match starts with Dawson nailing an opponent with strikes followed by a suplex, Dawson then hits the opponent with a short arm clothesline. Wilder nails the opponent with a few strikes before he allows him to tag his partner in, Dawson then hits the enhancement talent with a face first suplex. Wilder tags in and they hit the opponent with the Shatter Machine for a three count.

Winners: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)

- Charly Caruso interviews The Revival as Dawson questions whether or not she should be here, Dawson says The Revival is putting on a clinic in tag team wrestling. Dawson mocks the rest of the tag team roster, Caruso questions which old school wrestlers they want to meet next week on Raw. Wilder says the old school talent is what made the business a mockery, Wilder says The Revival are pro wrestlers and not sports entertainers. Dawson says nobody will change who The Revival is before saying they will set the tone for WWE Raw for the next 25 years.

- Elias is shown walking backstage.

- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know “who will walk with Elias?” Elias then performs a new song for the WWE Universe, Elias then introduces The Miz and The Miztourage.

- The Miz is in the ring with a microphone in hand to talk about his return to WWE Raw last week, Miz talks about the fans reaction to him returning last week. Miz calls himself the spark that ignites WWE Raw, Miz talks about laying out Roman Reigns last week as well. Miz says that the USA Network contacted him and his wife to start their own reality show, Miz then says the WWE Intercontinental Title is his and that he’ll win the belt back next week.

Handicapped Match

Roman Reigns vs. The Miztourage (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas) w/The Miz

The match begins with Miz distracting Reigns by grabbing his tile, Reigns then attacks Miztourage before going after Miz. Axel eventually attacks a distracted Reigns from behind, The Miztourage then throw Reigns into the ring steps. Axel gets Reigns in the ring to get a near fall on a few pin attempts, Axel kicks away at a cornered Reigns before tagging Dallas in. Dallas stomps away at Reigns before tagging Axel in, Axel works over Reigns before tagging Dallas back in. Dallas hits Reigns with a short arm clothesline for a near fall, Dallas slows things down by holding Reigns in a chin lock.

Dallas looks for a suplex and winds up hitting Reigns with a DDT after an Axel distraction, Reigns attacks Dallas with a bunch of strikes before Axel tags in. Axel attacks Reigns until Reigns catches him with a Samoan drop, Reigns then attacks Dallas nailing Axel with some clotheslines. Reigns then hits a cornered Axel with clothesline smashes, Dallas hits the ring and Reigns throws Axel into him. Reigns then causes Dallas to hit Axel with a DDT by accident, Reigns then knocks Dallas out of the ring. Reigns follows that up with a superman punch on Axel, Reigns goes out of the ring to hit Dallas with a superman punch. Reigns goes after Miz and Axel rolls him up for a near fall, Reigns hits Axel with a spear for a three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns

Sasha Banks w/Mickie James & Bayley vs. Sonya Deville w/Paige & Mandy Rose

The match begins with Deville scoring a takedown on Banks, Banks gets Deville down while attempting a Bank Statement. Rose distracts Banks and that allows Deville to attack Banks, Deville then nails Banks with a series of knee strikes. Deville then applies the body scissors to a downed Banks, Banks gets Deville off of her before landing some forearm strikes. Banks follows that up by nailing Deville with a head scissors followed by a drop kick, Banks then hits Deville with a double knee strike. Deville nails a leaping Banks with a kick for the three count.

Winner: Sonya Deville w/Paige & Mandy Rose

- A video is shown highlighting Raw superstars visiting the National Civil Rights Museum.

- Seth Rollins is shown in his locker room when Jason Jordan arrives, Jordan says he knows Rollins was trying to redeem himself after a loss to Finn Balor last week. Rollins says Jordan is his teammate and not his spokesperson, Jordan walks away.

Matt Hardy vs. Heath Slater w/Rhyno

The match begins with Hardy holding Slater in a headlock, Hardy then drops Slater before nailing him with a splash. Hardy then attacks Slater with a plethora of strikes, Hardy backs Slater into the corner while attacking him with more strikes. Hardy knocks Slater out of the ring after landing a right, Slater gets back in the ring and he drops Hardy with some strikes. Slater then attacks the arm of Hardy with some elbow strikes, Hardy bites the arm of Slater before German suplexing him into the turnbuckles. Hardy then hits Slater with a running clothesline in the corner followed by a Side Effect for a near fall, Hardy would then crushes Slater with a neck breaker. Hardy hits Slater with a Twist Of Fate for the three count.

Winner: Matt Hardy

- Goldberg is named the first member of the 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame Class.

Finn Balor w/Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. Seth Rollins w/Jason Jordan

The match begins with Rollins working over Balor with a headlock, Balor gets free and takes Rollins down with arm drags before wrenching away on his arm. Rollins gets free to drop Balor and then kick him in the back, Rollins traps Balor in the corner while mauling him with strikes. Rollins gets Balor down again before applying a chin lock, Balor rolls through a sunset flip to nail Rollins with a drop kick. Balor then knocks Rollins out of the ring before nailing him with a penalty kick as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Balor eating punches as he wrenches on the leg of Rollins.

Rollins gets free and he catches Balor with a middle rope blockbuster, Rollins follows up by knocking Balor out of the ring with a knee strike. Rollins then catches Balor with a suicide dive, Rollins gets Balor in the ring before landing a neck breaker for a near fall. Rollins slows things down further by holding Balor in a chin lock, Rollins releases the hold before nailing Balor in the neck with a strike. Balor tries fighting back and he eventually nails Rollins with forearm strikes, Balor drops Rollins before landing a double stomp. Rollins goes to the top rope and Balor nails him with a kick to the head, Balor then hits Rollins with a modified sling blade for a near fall.

Balor goes for a sling blade and Rollins lands one of his own for a near fall, Rollins crushes Balor with a few strikes in the corner before eating a sling blade. Rollins catches a charging Balor with a super kick for a near fall, Rollins goes for the Rip Cord and Balor nails him with a forearm strike. Rollins gets back up and he drops Balor with an enzaguri, Rollins goes to the top rope and he rolls through a missed phoenix splash. Balor then catches Rollins with a shotgun drop kick, Balor goes to the top rope and Rollins meets him up there to land a superplex into a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins goes back to the top rope and Balor gets a near fall after getting his knees up, The Bar come out and Jordan causes them to brawl with The Club.

Balor then takes everybody out with a suicide dive, Balor then drops Rollins with an enzaguri before missing a Cupe De Grace. Jordan trips up Balor and Rollins nails him with the Black Out for the three count.

Winner: Seth Rollins w/Jason Jordan

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