WWE Raw: Live Updates, Results and Reaction for January 14
Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of WWE Raw on January 14. This week's show will feature Dean Ambrose defending the IC title against Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat match and Ronda Rousey teaming up with Sasha Banks to take on Tamina and Nia Jax in a tag team match. We will also see more buildup for The Royal Rumble on January 27. Make sure to keep it locked right here for live updates of all the action.
- January 15, 2019
An Endorsement from Cena
Cena gives a promo after the match saying Balor earned his respect tonight and he believes he can beat Lesnar. Raw ends with them posing together.
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- January 15, 2019
Finn Balor vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre Part 4
Corbin grabs a chair and starts teeing off on everyone. Everything starts to break down as Balor hits Cena with the Coup de Grace for the pin and the win. Balor will face Lesnar at The Royal Rumble.
Finn Balor vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre Part 3
Corbin and McIntyre end their short-lived alliance after the break. Cena goes for a leg drop from the top rope and Drew turns it into a powerbomb for a near fall. All four men start brawling in the middle of the ring. It ends with Cena hitting a super AA on Balor. Corbin rolls Cena out and makes the cover for a near fall.
Finn Balor vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre Part 2
We return to see Corbin and Cena fighting while Balor and McIntyre go at it at ringside. Cena hits a tornado DDT for a two count. The Scottish Terminator breaks up the pin and punches Cena several times. Cena hits the AA on Drew and Corbin breaks the pin up at the last second. Balor and Cena hit Corbin with a double suplex. Corbin counters a superplex from McIntyre but he still gets thrown across the ring as we head to a break.
Finn Balor vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Drew McIntyre Part 1
All four men start brawling until Corbin and Balor end up along. The Lone Wolf hits a chokeslam backbreaker for a two count as we head to a break.
The Advocate and the Goddess
Paul Heyman comes out to discuss Brock Lesnar's match at The Royal Rumble. He says it doesn't matter who his client faces because the winner will be Lesnar no matter what. Heyman admits he has had his eye on Drew McIntyre for quite some time. For some reason, Otis Dozovic comes out and starts talking nonsense until Tucker Knight comes out to drag him away. What is happening?
A Moment of Bliss
Alexa Bliss announces a six-team Elimination Chamber match to crown the first women's tag team champions. She reveals the new belts and says her show is all about making history.
- January 16, 2019
- January 15, 2019
Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins (IC Title) Part 2
The Almighty is in control when we return. He runs into a boot from Rollins. Seth and Dean double team Lashley for a little while. They take apart the steel steps and use them as a battering ram against the powerhouse. The former Shield brothers start trading punches when they get back into the ring. Seth hits a falcon arrow, but Lio Rush breaks up the pin. Lashley comes in and clotheslines Rollins out of the ring before covering Ambrose for a two count. All three men start hitting some of their biggest moves on each other for near falls. Rush low-bridges Rollines out of the ring and Lashley hits Ambrose with a Spear to get the pin and win the IC title.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins (IC Title) Part 1
The bell rings and Ambrose tries to get Rollins to work together against Lashley. Seth throws Dean out of the ring before hitting a dropkick to do the same to Bobby. The Kingslayer takes out Lashley with a slingshot crossbody. Ambrose and Lashley team up on Rollins and beat him down for a long time. Seth tries to make a comeback but a spinebuster from Lashley puts him down. Ambrose shoves Lashley out of the ring. Rollins pushes Ambrose out and takes down both men with a suicide dive. He chases after Rush until Lashley plants him at ringside. He catches Ambrose and hits a belly to belly as we head to a break.
Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal Part 2
We return to see Mahal still dominating the match. Balor counters a side suplex and gets a quick two count before The Maharaja puts him back in a headlock. Finn hits an overhead kick to give himself a moment to recover. He starts to build momentum as he hits a series of signature moves. The Demon takes out Mahal and The Singh Brothers at ringside. He takes Mahal down with a sling blade and a running dropkick. He sets up for the Coup de Grace and hits it for the pin and the win.
Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal Part 1
Samir Singh attacks Balor during his entrance so Jinder Mahal can get an early advantage. The match hasn't started yet so Mahal throws him into the barricade a few times before bringing him into the ring. Finn says he can continue and the ref calls for the bell. Finn walks right into a big boot to give Jinder a near fall. The former WWE champion keeps him grounded in a headlock. Finn fights out of it and they take the fight out of the ring. Mahal blocks a kick and trips Balor on the apron as we head to a commercial.
The Riott Squad vs. Bayley, Natalya and Nikki Cross Part 2
We return to see Logan in control of Bayley. Sarah sends The Hugger out of the ring with a knee to the back. Morgan gets the tag and hits a facebuster from the middle rope for two. The Riott Squad keeps Bayley isolated with quick tags. Bayley is able to drop Logan's head onto the top turnbuckle so she can tag Natalya. She comes in and gets a two count on Logan. Bayley hits a knee to the head of Riott. Morgan gets the tag and hits a hurricanrana. Cross breaks up the pin before tagging herself in and taking Morgan down. Nikki tags Bayley so she can hit an elbow drop for the pin and the win.
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The Riott Squad vs. Bayley, Natalya and Nikki Cross
Nikki Cross is revealed to be Nattie and Bayley's partner. Cole says the new talents will be appearing on both shows until they sign exclusive deals. Logan and Bayley kick things off but Nikki tags in right away. She attacks Logan and makes her retreat to the corner. Liv comes in and suffers the same fate. Ruby tags herself in and all six women have a standoff. Nikki goes right after Riott and chases all three opponents out of the ring. Cross traps Ruby in the apron and unloads with forearms as we head to a break.
Everyone Wants a Shot at the Gold
Drew says he is the one who embodies ruthless aggression, not Cena. Corbin comes out and says he should get the title shot because of what happened earlier tonight. Finn Balor is out next and he says he is tired of being left out of these conversations. McMahon doubts Balor could hold his own against guys twice his size. Finn says Vince has never believed in him like the people do. Balor attacks Corbin while Drew goes after Cena. McIntyre ends up being the last man standing after he takes out Cena and Balor with Claymore Kicks. Vince says he likes what he sees and books a Fatal 4-Way to see who gets a title shot at The Royal Rumble.
The Ruthless Aggression Era Is Back
Cena says he was the one who stepped up after The Rock and Stone Cold left WWE. He asks Vince for one more chance to not let him down and promises he would bring the universal title back home. He is interrupted by Drew McIntyre.
Is He About to Pursue No. 17?
Vince McMahon is out after the break, but before he can say anything, John Cena's music hits and he heads to the ring.
The Revival vs. Lucha House Party
Wilder takes Kalisto down first and celebrates like he won something. Kalisto uses his speed and agility to get the better of him. Metalik tags in for a double team combo. Dawson makes a blind tag and hits an atomic drop. We get a mid-match segment with Dasha Fuentes interviewing some potential challengers for Lesnar while Kalisto is grounded in a submission. Metalik finally gets the hot tag and hits a flurry of quick moves. Dawson kicks out of a sunset flip and hits a DDT. Wilder pushes Metalik's foot off the bottom rope and Dawson gets the pin.
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Bayley and Natalya are shown trying to play peacekeepers backstage but they end up arguing about whether the original problem was started by Banks or Rousey. The Riott Squad walk up and make fun of them. They challenge Nattie and Bayley to find a partner and meet them in the ring. Back in the arena, Lucha House Party heads to the ring.
These Are Not BFFs
Banks and Rousey end up having an argument in a post-match interview to drum up some fake tension before their match. Sasha promises to make Rousey tap out before leaving. Rousey tries to apologize but Banks isn't having it.
Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax vs. Tamina Part 2
We return to see Banks being powerbombed for a two count by Jax. We get a mid-match commercial for "Glass" while Jax keeps Banks grounded in a submission. Tamina tags in and takes a cheap shot at Rousey. Sasha locks in the Bank Statement to get the submission win.
Sasha Banks and Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Part 1
We return as the bell rings. Banks and Jax start, but Nia says she wants Ronda. Sasha decks her and takes her down with a rolling hurricanrana. Nia counters a sunset flip but Banks keeps escaping her grasp. She locks Nia in a sleeper hold. The Boss hits a bulldog and sliding knee for two before she tags in Rousey. Jax corners her and tags Tamina to take over with a headbutt. Rousey gets the upper hand and Tamina is forced to take a breather outside the ring.
In for a Penny...
McMahon is shown fining Strowman $100,000 for the damage he caused. Braun protests and Vince removes him from his Royal Rumble match. After McMahon walks away, Strowman flips over the limo out of anger. Back in the arena, Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring.
Play It, Elias🎸
Strowman eventually chases after Corbin and they end up backstage. The Monster Among Men is shown looking for him and the Singhs point him in the right direction. He grabs Sunil and throws him across a table for no reason. Elias appears backstage out of nowhere and sings a song about seeing where Corbin went. He tells Strowman Baron is hiding in the limo. Braun pulls the driver through the window and throws him across the hood. He breaks a window and pulls the door off the car. Corbin escapes out the other door and Strowman turns around to see Vince. McMahon looks angry and Braun actually looks a little scared.
The Monster Is Waiting 👹
Strowman says Brock Lesnar has always been afraid of him and cites a few examples to prove a point. He vows once again to bring the universal title back to Raw despite past failures. This wasn't as bad as last week but his promo still felt a bit awkward. Baron Corbin comes out on the stage and Braun starts a "You got fired" chant.
Here We Go📺
We see Vince McMahon arriving backstage when the show goes live. When we head to the arena, Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring.
- January 14, 2019
Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins (IC title) Ronda Rousey and Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax and Tamina Braun Strowman prepares to battle Brock Lesnar. The Revival looks for justice. More buildup for The Royal Rumble.