WWE Raw Results (1/13/20): The Fist Fight

WWE Raw
January 13, 2020
The Rupp Arena
Lexington, Kentucky

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Randy Orton, AJ Styles, and Drew McIntyre In-Ring Segment 

Randy Orton: So tonight I was asked to come out to this ring and excitedly welcome all of you lovely people to Monday Night Raw, but excitedly isn’t really my style. So instead, I would like to invite a specific WWE Superstar out to this ring, right now. AJ Styles, get your ass out here. And once he’s out here, I’m going to show him personally, why I am a favorite to win this years Royal Rumble. And while he’s out here, I might as well hit him with the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment, RKO.

AJ Styles: What you call me out here for, so you can brag? Is that it? Are you gonna pretend to have another knee injury, is that it? Yea you got me. You see, out of the goodness of my heart, I believed you were really hurt. And how do I get repaid? With an RKO. And now you think you’re the favorite to win the Royal Rumble? No, it’s just not true Randy and you know it.

Randy Orton: Why is that?

AJ Styles: Why is that? Well, maybe you didn’t watch last week on Raw, when I AJ Styles, hit the sweetest RKO anyone has ever seen for the win. It was beautiful. You know what, Randy? Many people said it’s probably the best RKO they ever seen. Actually, most of them said that my RKO was, phenomenal. I mean it was so good. Maybe that’s all I need to throw 29 men over the top rope in the Royal Rumble to win and that includes you. That includes Brock Lesnar.

Drew McIntyre: And that includes, Drew McIntyre. Now, I’ve had a pretty tough few weeks with my opponents. Just this last week, The Conga Line had me on the ropes. I reached down, I overcame, but now i’m looking for bigger and better opponents. In the ring, who do I see? AJ Styles and Randy Orton. And they are having themselves an RKO measuring stick contest. Cough, my ClayMore is bigger. Look over here Randy, you’re talking about who you think is gonna win the Rumble. I know who’s gonna win the Rumble and I want to prove it tonight. So Kentucky, bare with me. You got two options.

Option 1: You want to see us talk all night?

Option 2: Considering the three of us, you want to see us shut up and have a triple threat match, right now? Ding, ding, ding, let’s fight.

First Match: Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles w/The OC vs. Drew McIntyre in a Triple Threat Match 

McIntyre drops Styles with The Big Boot. Orton pokes McIntyre in the eye. Orton dumps McIntyre out of the ring. Orton kicks Styles in the gut. Orton uppercuts Styles. Styles with a forearm smash. Orton negates The Phenomenal Forearm. Orton goes for The IEDDT, but Luke Gallows gets in the way. Orton ducks a clothesline from Karl Anderson. Orton delivers The RKO. McIntyre follows that with The ClayMore Kick on the floor. McIntyre has complete control of the match during the commercial break. McIntyre puts Styles on the top turnbuckle.

McIntyre unloads two knife edge chops. McIntyre goes for The SuperPlex, but Styles blocks it. Styles is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. Styles gets McIntyre tied in the tree of woe. Orton with forearm shivers. Orton repeatedly stomps on McIntyre’s chest. Orton goes for The SuperPlex, but McIntyre counters with a Desperation German Suplex. All three men are exchanging strikes in the center of the ring. McIntyre tees off on Orton. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Orton clotheslines Styles. McIntyre with Two HeadButts. McIntyre hits The Future Shock DDT. McIntyre nips up. McIntyre plays to the crowd. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore Kick, but Orton counters with a Dropkick. McIntyre pulls Orton out of the ring.

McIntyre repeatedly runs Orton into the ringside barricade. Styles lands The Phenomenal Forearm. Orton with a Belly to Back Suplex on the barricade. Styles drives McIntyre face first into the steel ring post. Orton attacks McIntyre with the steel ring step. Styles tells Orton to bring it. Styles kicks the left leg of Orton. Styles drills Orton with The IEDDT. Styles mocks Orton. Styles goes for The RKO, but Orton blocks it. Styles ducks a clothesline from Orton. Styles drops Orton with The Pele Kick. Orton kicks Styles in the gut. Orton connects with The Styles Clash for a two count. Styles rolls Orton over for a two count. Orton plants Styles with The RKO. McIntyre responds with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Second Match: Ricochet vs. Mojo Rawley

Ricochet avoids The Big Boot after the bell rings. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Rawley. Rawley with a quick takedown. Rawley talks smack to Ricochet. Rawley goes for a Bodyslam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with forearm shivers. Ricochet slips over Rawley’s back. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Rawley. Ricochet millyrocks. Rawley drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Ricochet dumps Rawley over the top rope. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Ricochet lands The SomerSault Plancha. Ricochet plays to the crowd. Ricochet rolls Rawley back into the ring.

Ricochet dives over Rawley. Rawley delivers The Pounce for a two count. Rawley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Rawley with a GutWrench Suplex. Rawley with a straight right hand. Rawley levels Ricochet with a Stinger Splash. Rawley goes for The Alabama Slam, but Ricochet blocks it. Ricochet side steps Rawley into the turnbuckles. Ricochet with a shoulder block. Ricochet hits The See Ya Kick. Rawley catches Ricochet in mid-air. Rawley goes for The Hyper Driver, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet connects with The Recoil. Ricochet lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Third Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Sarah Logan 

Charlotte drops Logan with The Big Boot. Logan negates The Figure Eight. Logan regroups on the outside. Charlotte poses for the crowd. Charlotte tells Logan to bring it. Charlotte with a forearm smash. Charlotte unloads three forearm smashes. Forearm Exchange. Charlotte and Logan are back to brawling on the outside. Charlotte with a blistering chop. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Logan blocks it.

Logan takes down Charlotte. Logan with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Logan slams Charlotte’s head on the ring apron. Charlotte gets back in the ring at the count of eight. Charlotte hits her BackBreaker/Turnbuckle FlatLiner Combination. Charlotte applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Charlotte mocks Logan tap out to The Figure Eight. After the match, Charlotte dumps Logan over the top rope.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission 

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and R-Truth In-Ring Segment 

Paul Heyman: Y’all need to show a little appreciation for the champion. Ladies and gentlemen, things that live in Kentucky, my name is Paul Heyman. How stupid are you? I make fun of you and what do you do? You say my name along with me. I am the advocate for the single greatest combat sports athlete of all-time. Ladies and gentlemen, my client does not suck. We’re gonna start over.

Three, two, one. 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. You know, last week we came out here, we broke the biggest news of 2020 and what was that? My client, Brock Lesnar, was not only entering the Royal Rumble as the WWE Champion, but my client, Brock Lesnar, was entering first. My client, Brock Lesnar, would eat through 29 other competitors, not one of them worthy of standing in the ring with Brock Lesnar.

My client, Brock Lesnar, would win the Royal Rumble Match. I told you it wasn’t a prediction, it was a spoiler. My spoilers prove one thing, there’s a streak going on in WWE. Perhaps the greatest streak of all-time. Oh there once was another streak, but that streak was conquered at WrestleMania 30 by Brock Lesnar. You know what the new streak is? My spoilers. Because my spoilers are all about Brock Lesnar matches and my spoilers all come to life. Why? Because my spoilers are written by, encouraged by, enabled by, implemented by, and executed by Brock Lesnar.

Let me make one thing perfectly clear, Brock Lesnar is not going to eek by a Royal Rumble victory. No, Brock Lesnar is going to dominate at the Royal Rumble. Brock Lesnar will eviscerate 29 other very capable men. Brock Lesnar will conquer the WWE Universe as the Royal Rumble Winner. Brock Lesnar will prove that anyone who doubts my spoilers, will be proven false . 29 other men will understand that my spoilers will tell you the future. My spoilers shall set you free because only the truth flows through my mouth.

R-Truth: I’m glad you called me out here, Paul. I’m about to set it off. I saw something on TV about Royal Rumble. You may be the most favorite to win the Royal Rumble, but my childhood hero, John Cena, he taught me to never give up. So, for the first time ever, your 24/7, 48/7, 7/11, I-95 South and now Lexington, Kentucky, European TV Champion is officially declaring for the Royal Rumble. Now with that being said, it ain’t the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. The bigger they come, the harder they fall. You may be a big man, but I know you will go flying over that top rope, Paul Heyman.

Paul Heyman: Hey, look at here, bong hit. I’m not in the Royal Rumble Match. You step in the Royal Rumble Match, you’re going face to face with Brock Lesnar.

R-Truth: Wait a minute, so you’re not in it?

Paul Heyman: No I’m not in it. What the hell is wrong with you?

R-Truth: Okay, my bad. For the first time ever, the 24/7, 48/7, 7/11, I-95 South and Kentucky European TV Champion is officially UNDECLARING the Royal Rumble Match. I wasn’t listening to you, Paul. You talk a lot. It’s like your mouth got a motor on it. You keep going on and on. And you be giving away all the spoilers. Truth don’t like spoilers. You know what? I’m not in the Royal Rumble, I don’t want Brock to take me to Sioux Falls City.

Paul Heyman: It’s Suplex City. You’re not funny. Nobody likes you.

R-Truth: Brock, I got one question for you. What’s Up?

Truth does the split. Truth plays to the crowd. Brock clotheslines Truth. Brock connects with The F5.

Brock Lesnar: That’s what’s up.

Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lana vs. Rusev 

Slugfest after the bell rings. Rusev is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Lashley applies a waist lock. Rusev with two sharp elbow strikes. Rusev drops Lashley with a shoulder tackle. Lashley drops down on the canvas. Lashley leapfrogs over Rusev. Rusev with a Spinning Heel Kick for a one count. Lashley decks Rusev with a throat punch. Lashley kicks Rusev in the gut. Lashley tees off on Rusev. Lashley is choking Rusev with his boot. Lashley with forearm shivers. Lashley is mauling Rusev in the corner. Rusev displays his fighting spirit. Lashley reverses out of the irish whip from Rusev. Rusev clotheslines Lashley. Rusev levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Rusev with a Vertical Suplex. Rusev kicks Lashley in the back. Rusev with a shoulder block. Rusev with a Fisherman’s Suplex.

Rusev pie faces Lashley. Rusev talks smack to Lashley. Rusev abuses the referee’s five count. Rusev with three haymakers. Rusev whips Lashley to the corner. Lashley kicks Rusev in the face. Rusev responds with a Rolling Cannonball Senton for a two count. Lana tells Lashley to get it together. Lashley regroups on the outside. Lashley delivers a thumb to the eye. Lashley clotheslines Rusev over the top rope. Lashley Spears Rusev on the floor. Lashley has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Rusev gets back to a vertical base. Lashley with Two Bodyslams. Rusev applies The Ankle Lock. Lashley grabs the top rope to force the break. Lashley with a big elbow smash. Lashley wraps the left leg of Rusev around the steel ring post.

Rusev is fighting from underneath. Lashley slaps Rusev in the face. Rusev negates The Dominator. Rusev kicks Lashley in the face. Rusev sends Lashley shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rusev with long range haymakers. Rusev with two clotheslines. Rusev hits The Samoan Drop. Rusev plays to the crowd. Rusev levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Rusev follows that with a Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley avoids The Machka Kick. Lashley goes for a German Suplex, but Rusev lands back on his feet. Rusev connects with The Machka Kick. Rusev stomps on Lashley’s back. Rusev prepares for The Accolade. The referee is distracted by Lana. Lashley chop blocks Rusev. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Liv Morgan walks down to the ring. Morgan stares down Lana. Morgan dares Lana to hit her. Lana throws soda at Morgan Lana whips Morgan into the ringside barricade. Lashley Spears Rusev to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: The Viking Raiders vs. The Singh Brothers 

Viking Raiders attacks The Singh Brothers before the bell rings. Viking Raiders with Stereo Lawn Darts. Erik rolls Sunil back into the ring. Ivar bodyslams Sunil. Ivar bodyslams Samir on top of Sunil. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of The Singh Brothers. Viking Raiders plants Sunil with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch & Asuka Royal Rumble Contract Signing 

Sixth Match: Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy

 Murphy talks smack to Black. Black with a Spinning Elbow Smash. Black is throwing haymakers at Murphy. Murphy kicks Black in the face. Murphy with clubbing blows to Black’s back. Murphy drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Black stops Murphy in the chest. Black with a Straight Boot. Black with clubbing mid-kicks. Murphy avoids The Black Mass. Black with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Black and Murphy are brawling on the outside. Black with a massive mid-kick. Black rolls Murphy back into the ring. Murphy uses his feet to create separation. Murphy decks Black with a back elbow smash. Murphy pulls Black down to the steel grate.

Murphy resets the referee’s ten count. Murphy tosses Black around the ringside area. Murphy continues kick Black in the face. Black kicks Murphy off the barricade. Black hooks both legs for a one count. Black applies an arm-bar. Murphy with an arm-drag takedown. Black avoids a flurry of strikes from Murphy. Black with a Draping Mid-Kick. Black dives over Murphy. Murphy dropkicks Black into the steel ring post. Murphy follows that with a Vertical Suplex into the ringside barricade. Murphy goes for a PowerBomb, but Black lands back on his feet. Black with a Leaping Double Feet Stomp. Black with a Running Boot that sends Murphy to the time keepers area.

Black with a Running Knee Strike. Black rolls Murphy back into the ring. Black with heavy bodyshots. Black sweeps the legs of Murphy. Black with a Basement Pump Knee Strike. Black hits The Quebrada for a two count. Black is loading up The Black Mass. Murphy had it scouted. Murphy with a hand full of tights. The referee admonishes Murphy. Murphy dumps Black out of the ring. Murphy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Black responds with The Big Boot for a two count. Back Elbow Smash Exchange.

Murphy drops Black with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Murphy with an Avalanche Front Suplex. Black with a Running Boot that sends Murphy crashing to the outside. Forearm Exchange. Murphy delivers his combination offense. Black with rapid fire kicks. Black with a RoundHouse Kick. Black goes for The Quebrada, but Murphy counters with The SuperKick. Murphy connects with Murphy’s Law for a two count. Murphy mocks Black. Black plants Murphy with Two Black Masses to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Erick Rowan vs. John Roberts 

Rowan chucks Roberts out of the ring. Rowan drops Roberts with a back elbow smash. Rowan throws Roberts into the ringside barricade. Rowan wanted to show Roberts what’s inside the cage. It looks like whatever is inside that cage bite the right hand of Rowan. Rowan levels Roberts with The Body Avalanche. Rowan connects with The Iron Claw Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Erick Rowan 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, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and Sarah Logan)

4.) The 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Ricochet, Erick Rowan, Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Elias, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis Dozovic, Tucker Knight, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, and Buddy Murphy)

5.) Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin

Eight Match: Seth Rollins & The AOP vs. Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, and The Big Show in The Fist Fight 

Seth Rollins and AOP attacks Show before the bell rings. Owens and Joe whips AOP with Kendo Sticks. Show delivers a gut punch. Show whips Rollins with the kendo stick. Show breaks the kendo stick in half. Show sets up a table in the corner. Owens and Rezar are brawling on the stage. All hell is breaking loose in Lexington. Forearm Exchange. Rezar with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Show slaps Rollins in the chest. AOP are double teaming Joe. Rollins sends Show face first into the steel ring post. Owens with a Running Cannonball Senton off the LED Board.

Joe puts Rezar through a table with a Flying Back Senton Splash. Show chops Rollins in mid-air. Rollins has a conversation with Buddy Murphy. Rollins begs Murphy to help him. Show yanks Rollins back into the ring. Show ChokeSlams Rollins. Show is loading up The WMD. Murphy low blows Show. Rollins and Murphy throws Show through the table. Rollins is shocked. Joe goes for The Uranage Slam, but Akam gets in the way.

Owens with forearm shivers. AOP are double teaming Owens. AOP with a Double SpineBuster through Joe and the announce table. Show launches Murphy over the top rope. Show with a Running Hip Attack to Rollins. Show goes for The Vader Bomb, but AOP counters with a Double PowerBomb. Rollins plants Show with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory. Buddy Murphy has officially joined forces with Seth Rollins and The AOP.

Winner: Seth Rollins & The AOP 

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Author: Josh Lopez