WWE Raw Results (1/28/19): Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre

WWE Raw Results (1/28/19)

WWE Raw
January 28, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, Arizona

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Seth Rollins, Triple H, and Dean Ambrose In-Ring Segment: 

30 men in the Royal Rumble fought for immortality. Rollins would outlast them because of heart, determination, passion, love. Tonight, Rollins is standing in this ring and he can say that he is going to the main event of WrestleMania. Rollins promised himself that if he won the Royal Rumble Match, he was not going to do it, but this is a once in a lifetime shot so he has to point at the WrestleMania sign. Winning the Royal Rumble is not the end of the journey, it’s the beginning of the journey. Rollins has a choice to make. One path can take him to Smackdown where he can challenge someone who has been a friend of his for a long time, WWE Champion Daniel Bryan. Also can take a trip to Suplex City, where he challenges Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship.

It will take some time to make that decision. Triple H walks down to the ring. HHH is glad that Rollins got to live the dream and point at the sign. He would’ve been disappointed if he didn’t. That’s why he came out a few months ago to challenge Rollins. HHH had the same exact dream as a kid. Rollins stepped up to the challenge and HHH is proud.The Royal Rumble is a match designed to test the limits of all athletes. Put the 30 best in the ring until there is one left. Last night, we found out who The One is. That one is Seth Rollins. Who will Rollins burn down at WrestleMania?

Much like Becky Lynch has the same decision. She will make her decision on SmackDown Live, but you need to make yours right here tonight. You know better than anybody how fast the machine moves. Rollins has until the end of the night. Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar are in the building. HHH needs to know whose ass Rollins will kick at WrestleMania. Dean Ambrose joins the conversation. This is so cute. This father/son shtick makes him sick.

When Ambrose and Rollins were riding around Florida for $500, HHH didn’t care. He tried to get rid of Rollins, but Ambrose always believed in him. Didn’t Ambrose turns his back on his brother on the same night his other brother announced he had leukemia? This conversation doesn’t concern you. Everything in WWE concerns HHH. Ambrose calls Rollins a sycophant. Go ahead and headline WrestleMania. Ambrose hopes Rollins wins whatever title match he chooses, but the one person Rollins cannot beat without help is him. Ambrose wants to fight Rollins tonight. Does HHH need permission from his father in law first? HHH brings out a referee and we have ourself a match next.

First Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose 

Rollins is throwing haymakers at Ambrose. Rollins with two knife edge chops. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Ambrose chest. Rollins with a clubbing blow to Ambrose back. Rollins drops Ambrose with a back elbow strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Rollins hits The PK. Rollins with a Running Knee Drop. Rollins with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Rollins throws Ambrose into the ringside barricade. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Rollins continues to tee off on Ambrose. Ambrose launches Rollins into the ring. Rollins with a Flying Clothesline off the barricade. Rollins rolls Ambrose back into the ring. Ambrose kicks Rollins in the gut. Ambrose pulls Rollins down to the mat. Ambrose transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ambrose repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Ambrose is fired up.

Rollins SuperKicks Ambrose. Rollins starts burning Phoenix down. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Ambrose. Rollins goes for The Blackout, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Rollins kicks Ambrose in the chest. Rollins goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Ambrose lands back on his feet. Ambrose drives Rollins shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ambrose with the cover for a two count. Ambrose locks in The STF. Rollins is trying to create separation. Ambrose reverses out of the irish whip from Rollins. Ambrose with a Running Knee Lift for a two count. Ambrose talks smack to Rollins.

Rollins kicks Ambrose in the jaw. Rollins dumps Ambrose out of the ring. Ambrose with a Forearm Smash. Rollins goes for a SlingBlade, but Ambrose blocks it. Ambrose with a WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Ambrose is wearing Rollins out on the top turnbuckle. Ambrose goes for an Avalanche Dirty Deeds, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins HeadButts Ambrose. Rollins with a Flying Crossbody Block. Rollins and Ambrose are trading back and forth shots. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Ambrose. Rollins hits The SlingBlade.

Rollins lands a Suicide Dive. Rollins clotheslines Ambrose over the top rope. Rollins follows that with another Suicide Dive. Rollins goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Ambrose lands back on his feet. Rollins decks Ambrose with a back elbow smash. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ambrose tumbles to the floor. Rollins delivers his third suicide dive of the match. Rollins goes for a Frog Splash, but Ambrose ducks out of the way. Ambrose with la magistral for a two count. Rollins negates The Dirty Deeds. Rollins with a Ripcord Knee Strike. Rollins BuckleBombs Ambrose. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Ambrose. Rollins plays to the crowd. Rollins plants Ambrose with The BlackOut to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Second Match: Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Nia Jax & Tamina in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match 

Bliss and Tamina will start things off. Bliss shoves Tamina. Bliss slaps Tamina in the face. Bliss is playing mind games with Tamina. Bliss goes for a ChokeHold STO, but Tamina blocks it. Tamina punches Bliss. Tamina goes for a Hip Toss, but Bliss rolls her over for a one count. Bliss with a MoonSault Knee Drop for a one count. Tamina tags in Jax. Jax drives Bliss chest first into the turnbuckles. Jax knocks Mickie off the ring apron. Jax poses for the crowd. Bliss with Multiple Knee Drops. Tamina SuperKicks Bliss for a two count. Tamina transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Tamina applies a rear chin lock. Tamina punches Bliss in the gut. Bliss decks Tamina with a back elbow smash. Bliss with a sunset flip for a two count. Tamina clotheslines Bliss. Tamina and Jax are cutting the ring in half. Jax HeadButts Bliss. Jax with a Running Hip Attack. Jax connects with The StinkFace. Jax dumps Bliss on the canvas. Jax applies a cobra clutch. Jax tags in Tamina. Tamina HeadButts Bliss. Bliss kicks Tamina in the jaw. Bliss with a sunset flip for a two count. Mickie avoids a cheap shot from Tamina.

Tamina goes for a Bodyslam, but Bliss lands back on her feet. Bliss tugs on Tamina’s hair. Bliss tags in Mickie. Mickie kicks Tamina in the face. Mickie with a Flying Seated Senton. Mickie is throwing haymakers at Tamina. Mickie with a back elbow smash. Mickie with a Hurricanrana. Mickie ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Mickie with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Tamina goes for a SuperKick, but Mickie ducks out of the way. Mickie with a Spinning Back Heel Kick. Tamina tags in Jax. Jax shoves Mickie to the corner. Mickie side steps Jax into the turnbuckles. Mickie goes for a Tornado DDT, but Jax blocks it. Jax plants Bliss and Mickie with a Double Samoan Drop to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax & Tamina via Pinfall 

Third Match: Kurt Angle vs. Baron Corbin 

Corbin starts running his mouth after the bell rings. Angle is throwing haymakers at Corbin. The referee is trying to calm down Angle. Angle ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Angle continues to tee off on Corbin. Angle with a German Suplex. Corbin drives his knee into the midsection of Angle. Angle reverses out of the irish whip from Corbin. Corbin with a Wrap Around Lariat for a one count. Corbin is choking Angle with his boot. Corbin with a Knee Lift. Corbin drives his elbow into Angle’s back. Corbin is controlling the pace of the match. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Angle is a having a hard time creating separation. Angle with a back elbow smash. Angle kicks Corbin in the jaw. Angle sends Corbin shoulder first into the steel ring post. Angle ducks a clothesline from Corbin. Angle with Three German Suplex’s for a two count. Angle goes for The Angle Slam, but Corbin lands back on his feet. Corbin drops Angle with a Big Boot for a two count. Angle slaps Corbin in the face. Angle connects with The Angle Slam for a two count. Corbin gets trapped in The Ankle Lock. Corbin hits Deep Six to pickup the victory. After the match, Corbin plants Angle with The End Of Days.

Winner: Baron Corbin via Pinfall 

Finn Balor, Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush In-Ring Segment: 

Last night for ten minutes, Finn Balor went toe to toe with Brock Lesnar. Balor makes no excuses. Brock Lesnar beat him. Then, Brock Lesnar beat him again. He never felt speed like it or power like it. He never saw it combined. Today, Balor is hurt. Balor will not stand out here with his head held low. He is standing out here with his head held high. Bobby Lashley walks down to the ring with Lio Rush. It’s a disgrace that a twerp like you got a shot at the Universal Championship. We all know that you almost beat Brock Lesnar last night, but you wouldn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Bobby Lashley. Bobby is bigger, faster, stronger than Brock Lesnar will ever be. That beating you took last night is nothing compared to what Lashley will do to you. Balor lasted longer in the ring with Brock than Lashley did in the Rumble. Lashley kicks Balor in the gut. Lashley follows that with Three SpineBusters.

Fourth Match: The Revival vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder 

Dash Wilder and Curt Hawkins will start things off. Hawkins is throwing haymakers at Wilder. Hawkins drives his knee into the midsection of Wilder. Hawkins bounces Wilder’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Hawkins with a Body Avalanche. Ryder follows that with a FlapJack. Ryder ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Hawkins punches Dawson. Ryder clotheslines Dawson over the top rope. Ryder is fired up. Ryder with a Double Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Ryder with a forearm smash. Wilder kicks Ryder in the gut. Wilder brings Ryder to the corner. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival hits their Dropkick/Suplex Combination for a two count. Dawson with three elbow drops. Dawson with a Belly to Back Suplex.

Dawson tags in Wilder. Assisted Leg Drop for a two count. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Ryder with shots to the midsection of Wilder. Wilder goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ryder counters with a NeckBreaker. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Hawkins ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Hawkins with a Running Forearm Smash. Hawkins is throwing haymakers at Dawson. Hawkins with a pair of dropkicks. Hawkins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dawson responds with a Stiff Lariat. Dawson knocks Ryder off the ring apron. Hawkins with an inside cradle for a two count. Hawkins goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Dawson blocks it. Dawson tags in Wilder. The Revival plants Hawkins with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Revival via Pinfall 

Elias, Road Dogg, and Jeff Jarrett In-Ring Segment: 

Fifth Match: Natalya & Dana Brooke vs. The Riott Squad w/Ruby Riott in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match 

Natalya and Sarah Logan will start things off. Natalya kicks Logan in the gut. Natalya with Two Snap Vertical Suplex’s. Natalya brings Logan to the corner. Brooke tags herself in. Natalya and Brooke with a Double Vertical Suplex. Logan kicks Brooke in the gut. Logan tags in Morgan. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Morgan. Brooke with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brooke kicks Morgan in the chest. Brooke dives over Morgan. Brooke clotheslines Morgan into the LED Board. Morgan tags in Logan. Brooke with a Forearm Smash. Logan drives Brooke face first into the middle turnbuckle. Logan knocks Natalya off the ring apron. Logan hoist Brooke up in the air.

Logan tags in Morgan. Double FaceBuster for a two count. Morgan is pissed. Morgan is paint brushing Brooke. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Brooke tags in Natalya. Natalya clotheslines Morgan. Natalya knocks Logan off the ring apron. Natalya with a Discus Lariat. Natalya side steps Morgan into the turnbuckles. Natalya with a SlingShot Atomic Drop. Natalya runs over Morgan’s back. Natalya is distracted by Ruby Riott. Morgan rolls Natalya over for a two count. Natalya locks in The SharpShooter. Brooke punches Ruby. Logan shoves Brooke into Natalya. Morgan with a schoolgirl rollup to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Riott Squad via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Bayley For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rousey with a Judo Throw. Rousey grapples around Bayley. Bayley with a forearm shiver across the back of Rousey. Bayley attacks the injured shoulder of Rousey. Bayley dumps Rousey out of the ring. Bayley goes for a Middle Rope Stunner, but Rousey counters with a Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Rousey slowly crawls back to the ring apron. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner for a two count. Rousey tweaked her knee in the corner. Bayley chop blocks Rousey. Bayley with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip on the second rope.

Rousey tumbles to the floor. Bayley brutally attacks the injured leg of Rousey. Bayley fights out of the sleeper hold. Rousey decks Bayley with a back elbow smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Bayley hooks the leg for a two count. Bayley is throwing forearms at Rousey. Bayley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rousey responds with a Rolling Shoulder Tackle. Rousey follows that with a Rolling Clothesline. Rousey with Four Judo Throws.

Rousey kicks Bayley in the gut. Rousey with a flurry of jabs. Rousey drops Bayley with a SuperMan Punch for a two count. Bayley gets Rousey trapped in a Knee Bar. Rousey rolls herself out of the ring. Bayley throws Rousey into the ringside barricade. Bayley with a Ring Post Dropkick for a two count. Bayley with a Flying Elbow Drop. Bayley locks in The Bank Statement. Rousey crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Rousey makes Bayley tap out to The Flying Arm-Bar.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey via Submission 

Ronda Rousey & Becky Lynch In-Ring Segment: 

The Man is back on Raw. Becky found her way back to Ronnie. Becky heard about the baddest woman on the planet. She dropped her the last time she was on this show. Even after that, Rousey never came looking after her. Becky reminds Rousey that she won the Women’s Royal Rumble Match. Becky doesn’t need time to make her decision like Seth Rollins. Becky chooses Ronda. At WrestleMania, she will break Rousey’s mystique. She will take her title and kick her ass in front of the whole world. Rousey wants the whole world to hear this.

She wants to face the best version of Becky Lynch. Rousey can break Becky’s face faster than she can say Nia Jax. She has the ability to kill Becky with her bare hands without breaking a sweat. They’re the same age. While Becky was training, Rousey was main eventing in a company that didn’t want women. Last year at WrestleMania, Becky was on the kickoff show while Rousey stole the show in her debut. How long has Becky been the man? Rousey has been a household name for over a decade. Rousey owns any ring she steps in. Rousey will own The Man at WrestleMania.

Seventh Match: Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Strowman shoves McIntyre. Strowman flexes his muscles. McIntyre applies a side headlock. McIntyre goes for a shoulder tackle, but Strowman stands still. McIntyre with a knife edge chop. Strowman launches McIntyre to the corner. McIntyre kicks Strowman in the jaw. McIntyre continues to chop Strowman in the chest. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman responds with a shoulder tackle. Strowman kicks McIntyre out of the ring. McIntyre sends Strowman crashing into the ringside barricade. McIntyre applies a rear chin lock. Strowman gets back to a vertical base.

Strowman with a Side Walk Slam. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman with a Body Avalanche. Strowman follows that with a Sledgehammer Punch. Strowman clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope. McIntyre shoves Strowman into the steel ring post. Strowman throws McIntyre off the ring apron. Strowman grabs a steel ring step. Baron Corbin attacks Strowman from behind which causes the disqualification. Corbin drives Strowman face first into the steel ring post. Corbin repeatedly hits Strowman with a steel chair. Strowman is displaying his fighting spirit. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Corbin and McIntyre ChokeSlams Strowman on the steel ring steps.

Winner: Braun Strowman via Disqualification 

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Seth Rollins In-Ring Segment: 

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Author: Josh Lopez