WWE Raw Results (1/6/20): Brock Lesnar Returns

January 6, 2020
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Promo 

Happy New Year to you too, bitches. Ladies and gentlemen, my name is, Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar. Let’s kickoff the new decade by making history because that’s what Brock Lesnar does. Brock Lesnar makes history. My client, Brock Lesnar says to me I’m wondering who is gonna challenge me for my WWE Title at the Royal Rumble? And I said, well Brock who do you think is worthy of stepping into the ring with the conquerer, with the beast, with the greatest single fighter in sports entertainment history? And Brock Lesnar answer was, there is not one single member on the Raw, SmackDown or NXT roster that is man enough to step in the ring, let alone worthy enough of sharing the spotlight with Brock Lesnar.

Let’s get one thing straight, you don’t boo Brock Lesnar. Not when Brock Lesnar is about to do something unprecedented. Not when Brock Lesnar is about do something that we can legitimately advertise, first time ever. See every time Brock Lesnar makes history, it’s unprecedented. You said The Undertaker couldn’t be defeated at WrestleMania, but my client Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania. You said no man, no beast could ever be NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Champion, UFC Heavyweight Champion, Universal Heavyweight Champion, WWE Heavyweight Champion, ladies and gentlemen, Brock Lesnar. So now a universe that Brock Lesnar has not yet conquered. You want to see Brock Lesnar in a dream match at The Royal Rumble?

How about every single solitary challenger that wants Brock Lesnar at The Royal Rumble, can have Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble? Because ladies and gentlemen, here’s your official announcement, my client, Brock Lesnar, here by enters the Royal Rumble Match. Oh wait a minute, not just enters the Royal Rumble Match, that would kind of make history. Let’s go all the freaking way, my client, Brock Lesnar, enters the Royal Rumble Match, FIRST. Which means if Roman Reigns is in the Royal Rumble, it’s Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. If Seth Rollins is in the Royal Rumble, it’s Brock Lesnar vs. Seth Rollins.

Any single person on Raw, SmackDown, or NXT enters the Royal Rumble, you will go face to face with Brock Lesnar. Because although Brock Lesnar takes the ring first, Brock Lesnar will be standing victorious in the ring, LAST. Ambitious, yes. Unprecedented, absolutely. Historic, you damn right. Brazen, Brock Lesnar is the beast of brazen. Brock Lesnar will conquer the Royal Rumble. Brock Lesnar will win the Royal Rumble. Brock Lesnar will win the Royal Rumble after entering first, and that’s not just a prediction ladies and gentlemen, that is a spoiler.

First Match: Andrade Cien Almas (c) w/Zelina Vega vs. Rey Mysterio For The WWE United States Championship 

Almas with a corner clothesline. Almas with clubbing blows to Mysterio’s back. Mysterio side steps Almas into the turnbuckles. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Mysterio follows that with a Sliding HeadScissors TakeOver on the floor. Mysterio kicks the left hamstring of Almas. Mysterio rolls Almas back into the ring. Mysterio with the cover for a one count. Almas with heavy bodyshots. Mysterio kicks Almas in the chest. Almas gets Mysterio in the electric chair position. Mysterio sends Almas face first into the steel ring steps. Almas dropkicks Mysterio in mid-air. Almas shoves Mysterio off the second rope. Almas goes for a Sunset Flip, but Mysterio counters with The PK.

Mysterio with forearm shivers. Almas reverses out of the irish whip from Mysterio. Mysterio with a Running Hurricanrana. Almas launches Mysterio over the top rope. Mysterio with an Apron Enzuigiri. Mysterio follows that with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio turns a SpringBoard MoonSault into a Spinning DDT for a two count. Mysterio blasts Almas with a knife edge chop. Mysterio kicks Almas in the face. Almas has Mysterio perched on the top turnbuckle. Almas gets Mysterio tied in the tree of woe. Mysterio avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Mysterio goes for a Super Sunset Flip, but Almas counters with a Running Meteora. Almas with a SlingShot Senton for a two count. Almas goes for The Three Amigos, but Mysterio counters with an inside cradle for a two count.

Almas dodges The 619. Almas drops Mysterio with The Discus Back Elbow Smash for a two count. Almas goes for a monkey flip, but Mysterio counters with The Canadian Destroyer. Mysterio thought he won the match, but Almas foot was on the bottom rope. Per usual confusion with Referee John Cone. The ref has decided to restart the match. Almas goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Mysterio ducks out of the way. Mysterio with a Flying Hurricanrana into the ringside barricade. Mysterio kicks Almas in the gut. Mysterio delivers another Canadian Destroyer for a two count. Almas attacks the midsection of Mysterio. Chop/Forearm Exchange on the ring apron. Mysterio dropkicks Almas. Mysterio follows that with a Sunset Bomb into the steel ring post.

Mysterio with a SpringBoard Leg Drop for a two count. Mysterio goes for a Flying WheelBarrow Arm-Drag, but Almas counters with The WheelBarrow FaceBuster for a two count. Almas repeatedly stomps on Mysterio’s chest. Mysterio avoids The ShotGun Meteora. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio prepares for The Frog Splash. Zelina Vega pulls Almas out of the ring. Almas catches Mysterio in mid-air. Almas inadvertently throws Mysterio into Vega. Almas sends Mysterio crashing into the steel ring steps. Vega needs medical attention. Almas kicks Mysterio in the gut. Almas plants Mysterio with The HammerLock DDT to pickup the victory. After the match, Almas rips off Mysterio’s mask.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Andrade Cien Almas via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Viking Raiders (c) vs. The OC vs. The Street Profits in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Erik and Karl Anderson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Erik backs Anderson into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Anderson kicks Erik in the gut. Anderson applies a side headlock. Erik drops down on the canvas. Anderson ducks a clothesline from Erik. Erik with a double leg takedown. Erik with a waist lock takedown. Erik brings Anderson to the corner. Erik tags in Ivar. Stereo Knee Lifts for a two count. Ivar slams Anderson head on the top turnbuckle pad. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik rams his shoulder into the midsection of Anderson. Erik makes another tag to Ivar. Ivar goes for a PowerSlam, but Anderson lands back on his feet. Anderson applies a waist lock. Dawkins tags himself in. Anderson goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Ivar holds onto the ropes. Ivar drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Ivar stare downs Dawkins.

Dawkins applies a side headlock. Dawkins leapfrogs over Anderson. Dawkins dropkicks Anderson. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford dropkicks Anderson. Anderson tags in Ivar. Ford applies a side headlock. Ford slides under Ivar. Ford goes for an arm-drag takeover, but Ivar blocks it. Ford shows off his athleticism. Ford ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Ivar slips over Ford’s back. Cartwheel Display. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. The OC attacks Ford and Ivar from behind. Anderson sends Ivar shoulder first into the steel ring post. Gallows SuperKicks Erik. Gallows tags himself in. The OC starts cutting the ring in half.

Gallows kicks Ford in the face. Gallows slams Ford’s head on the top turnbuckle. Gallows with clubbing bodyshots in the corner. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson kicks Ford in the gut. Anderson with two uppercuts. Anderson is mauling Ford in the corner. Anderson with three haymakers. Anderson is choking Ford with his left knee. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Gallows with clubbing elbow smashes. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Gallows drives his knee into the midsection of Ford. Gallows tags in Anderson. The OC hits their Belly to Back Suplex/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Anderson shoves Dawkins off the ring apron. Ford drops Anderson with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ford lands back on his feet. Ford ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ford tags in Erik.

Erik delivers his combination offense. Erik with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Erik follows that with Death Rowe to Anderson. Erik dropkicks Gallows into the turnbuckles. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar bodyslams Dawkins. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Dawkins. Ivar tags in Erik. Ivar with a corner clothesline. Erik drives Ivar back first into Gallows. Ford tags himself in. Ford with a double leapfrog. Viking Raiders connects with The Viking Experience for a two count. Ivar lands The Suicide Dive. Gallows catches Erik in mid-air. Gallows launches Erik into the WWE Universe. The OC regains control of the match during the commercial break. Gallows applies a rear chin lock. Erik gets back to a vertical base. Gallows with a knee lift. Gallows is throwing haymakers at Erik. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson uppercuts Erik. Anderson transitions into a ground and pound attack. Anderson is wearing Erik down with the rear chin lock. Anderson and Erik are trading back and forth shots.

Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows repeatedly stomps on Erik’s chest. Gallows HeadButts Erik. Gallows tags in Anderson. Following a snap mare takeover, Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Erik is displaying his fighting spirit. Erik dives over Anderson. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar follows that with a Running Splash. Ivar is fired up. Ivar with a Seated Senton in the corner. Ivar follows that with a Cartwheel Clothesline to Gallows. Ivar goes for The Bronco Buster, but Anderson ducks out of the way. Dawkins and Erik are tagged in. Dawkins with a forearm smash. Dawkins ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Dawkins dropkicks Ivar. Dawkins with an Exploder Suplex. Dawkins delivers The Pounce. Dawkins knocks Gallows off the ring apron. Dawkins with a 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins with a Running Bulldog.

Dawkins tags in Ford. Erik launches Ford over the top rope. Dawkins ducks a clothesline from Erik. Dawkins hits The Sky High. Ford follows that with a Frog Splash. Anderson tags himself in. Anderson dumps Ford out of the ring. Anderson hooks the leg for a two count. Dawkins drops Ivar with a Running European Uppercut. Gallows SuperKicks Dawkins. Ford ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ford dropkicks Gallows to the floor. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha. Anderson thrust kicks the midsection of Erik. Anderson with a Running European Uppercut. Anderson goes for The Rocket Kick, but Erik counters with a PowerBomb. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar connects with The Flying Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Viking Raiders via Pinfall

Becky Lynch & Asuka Segment 

Becky Lynch: Man, it is so good to hear your voices. Cause I’ve been walking around for months now, wondering what kind of a champion I am. I’ve let the doubters get to me and I forced the powers that be to give me a rematch with Asuka at the Royal Rumble, but to be honest with you, i’m kind of doubting my wisdom on that one. Because my life has changed so much in the last year, i’ve been living on the road in a whirlwind, but over the holidays I finally got time to think about what it really means to be, The Man, right.

Should I just be happy now that I made all the history that I said that I would? Should I be content being on cereal boxes and the red carpets? Should I take all of the advice from the people backstage that are looking out for me? Should I avoid the one woman that I can’t seem to defeat?

Asuka talks smack to Becky in Japanese. Becky drops Asuka with a forearm smash to close the segment.

Third Match: Erick Rowan vs. KJ Orso 

Rowan knows Orso wants to see what’s inside the cage. Rowan dumps Orso out of the ring. Orso is trying to run away from Rowan. Orso tells Rowan to bring it. Rowan drops Orso with a Spinning Heel Kick. Rowan levels Orso with a Body Avalanche. Rowan plants Orso with The Iron Claw to pickup the victory. After the match, Rowan drags Orso out of the ring. Rowan forces Orso to peek inside the cage. Orso retreats to the backstage area with red mist all over his face.

Winner: Erick Rowan via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: AJ Styles vs. Akira Tozawa 

Styles talks smack to Tozawa after the bell rings. Tozawa ducks a clothesline from Styles. Tozawa is throwing haymakers at Styles. Styles reverses out of the irish whip from Tozawa. Tozawa side steps Styles into the turnbuckles. Styles kicks Tozawa in the face. Styles with a forearm smash. Styles connects with The Phenomenal Forearm for a two count. Styles looks around the arena. Styles gets Tozawa in position for The Styles Clash. Styles changes plans. Styles drills Tozawa with The IEDDT. Styles mocks Randy Orton. Styles plants Tozawa with The RKO to pickup the victory.

Winner: AJ Styles via Pinfall 

Bobby Lashley, Lana, and Rusev Segment 

Charlotte Flair & Sarah Logan Brawl 

Fifth Match: Drew McIntyre vs. No Way Jose 

McIntyre attacks The Conga Line before the bell rings. Jose is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre reverses out of the irish whip from Jose. McIntyre kicks Jose in mid-air. McIntyre with an OverHead Toss. McIntyre to attack the other members of The Conga Line. McIntyre with The Reverse Alabama Slam on the ring apron. Jose with a Running Boot. Jose with forearm shivers. McIntyre kicks Jose in the face. Jose side steps McIntyre into the turnbuckles. Jose rolls McIntyre over for a one count. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Aleister Black vs. Shelton Benjamin 

Black blocks a boot from Benjamin. Black avoids The Spinning Heel Kick. Black negates The Pay Dirt. Quick standoff in the center of the ring. Benjamin applies a waist lock. Black rolls Benjamin over for a two count. Black slips over Benjamin’s back. Black is playing mind games with Benjamin. Benjamin applies a side headlock. Black transitions into a front face lock. Benjamin with a single leg takedown. Black wraps his legs around the left shoulder of Benjamin. Benjamin with a Deadlift Vertical Suplex. Black kicks Benjamin in the face. Benjamin with two forearm smashes. Black is on rubber legs.

Benjamin avoids The Quebrada. Black tees off on Benjamin. Black with a Discus Back Elbow Strike. Black with a Jumping Knee Strike. Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory. After the match, Buddy Murphy attacks Black from the outside. Murphy sends Black back first into the steel ring post. Murphy is demolishing Black on the outside. Murphy with a forearm smash. Murphy throws Black into the time keepers area. Murphy connects with The V-Trigger. Murphy puts a steel chair under Black’s chin. Murphy with a High Knee Lift.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Match Card 

1.) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan For The WWE Universal Championship

2.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

3.) The 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair)

4.) The 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Ricochet, Erick Rowan, Rey Mysterio and Drew McIntyre)

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins and The AOP vs. Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, and Big Show in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Akam and Show will start things off. Akam kicks Show in the gut. Show drops Akam with a shoulder tackle. Show knocks Rezar off the ring apron. Show throws Rollins into the ring. Show slaps Rollins in the chest. Shows tags in Joe during the commercial break. Rollins begs for mercy. Joe unloads three knife edge chops. Joe with a running elbow smash. Joe follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Joe tags in Owens. Owens with a Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Owens taunts AOP. Rollins dives over Owens. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Owens. Owens with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Rezar sends Owens crashing to the outside.

The referee yells at Show for whatever reason. Rezar throws Owens into the LED Board. Rezar slams Owens head on the ring apron. Rezar transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rezar applies the cravate. Owens with heavy bodyshots. Rezar answers with a knee lift. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP hits their Flying Foot Stomp/Side Walk Slam Combination for a two count. Akam is raining down haymakers. Owens with a straight right hand. Akam with a double leg takedown. Akam with hammer fist. Akam tags in Rollins. Rollins drops Owens with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Rollins punches Owens in the back. Rollins tags in Akam.

Akam delivers a gut punch. Owens kicks Akam in the face. Akam applies a waist lock. Owens with three sharp elbow strikes. Owens with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Akam tags in Rezar. Rezar knocks Joe off the ring apron. Owens thrust kicks the midsection of Rezar. Owens with a running clothesline. Show and Rollins are tagged in. Show with two clotheslines. Show with a Running Hip Attack. Show follows that with a shoulder tackle. AOP sends Joe crashing into the steel ring steps. Show goes for The ChokeSlam, but AOP gets in the way. Rollins blasts Show with a steel chair which causes the disqualification. After the match, pier six brawl ensues. Rollins is loading up The Curb Stomp. Owens trips Rollins from the outside. Show connects with The WMD to close the show.

Winner: Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe and Big Show via Disqualification 

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Author: Josh Lopez