WWE Raw Results (1/20/20): Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy vs. The Viking Raiders

January 20, 2020
Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita, Kansas

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy, The AOP, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe and The Viking Raiders In-Ring Segment 

Seth Rollins: Now wait a minute, I want you guys to know something. I want you to know that every single one of you out there has played a small part in making me the man that I am today. No seriously, without all of you, there is no Monday Night Messiah. So from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say, I thank you. Thank you so much for believing in me. Thank you so much for your support. For all of the faith that you have placed in me, to lead Monday Night Raw into the future as the premier program in WWE. For all of that, I am forever in your debt.

But there’s something that I need to thank, specifically. Last week, this man opened his eyes. Last week, this man embrace his fate. Last week, when Akam, Rezar, and I were in our darkest of moments, this man was courageous. This man was brave. He rose up and now he stands firmly etched on the right side of history. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you, the newest disciple of the Monday Night Messiah, Buddy Murphy. Just in the nick of time because look, Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe were about to pull a fast one. They were trying to stand in the way of progress.

Hell, they even brought The Big Show out of hibernation to try to stop the future, but their plan failed. Let me tell you why their plan failed. Because the future is inevitable. This is fate. This is destiny. This is determinism at its finest. And now we’ve reached a very crucial time. A time for all of you to decide, what kind of people you want to be. More importantly, a time for everyone in that locker room to make a decision, because the battle lines, they’re drawn. What kind of people do you want to be? Because you’re either with us or against us. And for those stand in opposition of us, I feel sorry for you.

Kevin Owens: He talks too much. Look, man, I understand. You coming out here gloating about getting rid of The Big Show. I get it. Taking out The Big Show is no easy task and you should be proud of yourselves, good job we’re all so happy for you. The problem you’re running into is that, I’m sure The Big Show will be back to deal with you eventually. The even bigger problem you have is that you didn’t get rid of us. Now, I am pretty sure the good people in Kansas agree with me, when I say we’ve had just about enough of your stupid voice. So I suggest this. Less talking, more fighting.

Seth Rollins: Kevin, if you want to fight, we can fight Kevin, but we are not going to fight right now. We need to decide on a proper time and a proper place to fight.

Samoa Joe: Proper times and proper places? Hold on for a second, Kevin, do my eyes deceive me? Because as I look down into that ring right now, I think I see a self proclaimed, Monday Night Messiah. But my ears are a little bit different. Because what i’m hearing is another typical lame lawyered up ass hat.

Seth Rollins: Gentlemen, please. Look, Joe, I’m a very forgiving man. It’s in my nature, it’s how I am as a human. The AOP, not so much. So, here’s the thing, if the two of you are hell bent on coming down here and fighting the four of us, then I guess there’s not much left to say except, come on down and dance with destiny.

Samoa Joe: You know, Seth, one of the side effects of being an ass hat is your listening skills are never that good. You see, we said we’re ready for a fight, but we didn’t say we were the only ones. Come on out boys.

The segment ends with a massive brawl with Seth Rollins, Buddy Murphy, The AOP, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe and The Viking Raiders.

– Video package on the Andrade Cien Almas/Rey Mysterio Rivalry.

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

Almas immediately grabs a ladder. Mysterio with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Almas catches Mysterio in mid-air. Almas swings Mysterio into the ringside barricade. Almas rolls a ladder into the ring. Almas puts Mysterio on the top turnbuckle. Almas punches Mysterio in the back. Mysterio responds with two back elbow smashes. Almas goes for The SuperPlex, but Mysterio blocks it. Mysterio hits The FrankenSteiner on the ladder. Almas regains control of the match during the commercial break. Almas goes for an irish whip, but Mysterio blocks it. Mysterio kicks Almas in the chest. Mysterio with forearm shivers. Almas whips Mysterio to the corner. Almas goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Mysterio ducks out of the way. Mysterio drops Almas with a Flying Seated Senton.

Mysterio kicks the left hamstring of Almas. Almas launches Mysterio over the top rope. Mysterio with a forearm smash. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Almas avoids The Quebrada. Mysterio with a Running Hurricanrana that sends Almas face first into the ladder in the corner. Mysterio dropkicks a ladder into Almas back. Mysterio looks up at the US Title. Mysterio sets up a massive ladder in the center of the ring. Almas is trying to yank Mysterio off the ladder. Mysterio starts kicking Almas in the face. Almas hits The Three Amigos on the ladder. Almas sets up a ladder bridge. Mysterio is throwing haymakers at Almas. Mysterio with a shoulder block. Mysterio with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Almas responds with a right jab. Mysterio goes for a SpringBoard FrankenSteiner, but Almas counters with an Avalanche PowerBomb into the ladder bridge.

Mysterio with a Desperation Boot. Almas goes for The Razor’s Edge, but Mysterio counters with a Hurricanrana. Almas tumbles to the floor. Mysterio ascends the ladder. Almas and Mysterio are trading back and forth shots. Almas goes for an Avalanche Gory Bomb, but Mysterio counters with The Canadian Destroyer. Mysterio dropkicks Almas to the middle rope. Mysterio connects with The 619. Almas has Mysterio dangling in the air. Mysterio with a roll through escape. Mysterio sends Almas crashing to the outside. Mysterio has free real estate. Zelina Vega stops Mysterio in his tracks. Vega slaps Mysterio in the face. Almas plants Mysterio with The HammerLock DDT through the ladder. Almas grabs his US Title to pickup the victory. After the match, Vega starts removing the ringside padding. Almas dumps Mysterio out of the ring. Almas prepares for another HammerLock DDT. Almas is distracted by someone wearing a Rey Mysterio Mask. It’s Humberto Carrillo. Carrillo tees off on Almas. Almas and Vega retreat to the backstage area.

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

Second Match: Aleister Black vs. Ryan Gingell 

Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and Ricochet In-Ring Segment 

Paul Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and I am not only the sooth sayer of the spoiler. I am the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed, WWE Heavyweight Champion of the world, Brock Lesnar. I’m having a crisis of consciousness here. Because I think the entire WWE Universe takes what Brock Lesnar does for granted. I come out here, I deliver a spoiler. Brock Lesnar delivers what is usually the impossible and everyone says, of course Brock Lesnar did it, he’s Brock Lesnar. I come out here and I say, Brock Lesnar will enter the Royal Rumble Match and Brock Lesnar will enter first and Brock Lesnar will eliminate 29 other unworthy challengers and pretenders to the throne and everybody says, of course Brock Lesnar will, he’s Brock Lesnar. Oh, don’t boo yourselves. Don’t be that hard on yourself. We expect it from you already.

I want you to understand how unprecedented of a situation this is. What is the Royal Rumble Match? It starts with one man. This Sunday, it starts with a beast, a conquerer, a champion named, Brock Lesnar. What happens after that? Entrant, number two comes out and entrant two engages in physicality with the beast, Brock Lesnar. Whether Brock Lesnar eliminates that pretender to the throne or not, the 28 other pretenders will suffer the same fate. There could be 2 people left. There could be 30 people left. You only get eliminated, when you go over the top rope and both feet hit the floor. And my client, Brock Lesnar, has vowed that 29 other contracted challengers are going to go over the top rope, until both feet hit the floor and they are eliminated. Only one beast stands victorious, in this ring and his name is, Brock Lesnar.

Why? Because it gets even better. Because the winer of the Royal Rumble Match, then gets to pick which champion he gets to face in the main event of WrestleMania. And my client, Brock Lesnar, has deemed that there is not one person in that locker room that is worthy of main eventing WrestleMania, let alone any other pay-per-view against the conquerer, Brock Lesnar. Now, wait a second. Time out. Who the hell do you think you are to boo, Brock Lesnar? Do you really believe in your heart of hearts, that there is anyone in WWE or anywhere else that is worthy of stepping in the ring with Brock Lesnar? Name one? Don’t worry, we’ll wait. Are you kidding me?

Ricochet: Paul, listen man. Week after week, you come out here and these words just spew from your mouth and we all hear you talk a lot and damn do I mean a lot about what it means for, Brock Lesnar, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion to be the first entrant to the Royal Rumble Match. But I’ve heard the whispers going around the locker room and all of the concerns. And heck Brock, some of the guys are a little afraid to step in the ring with Brock Lesnar. Just so you know, every time that I jump off that top rope or I do a dive or I take a risk, it might be the last time that I ever take that risk. So, honestly the word afraid has never really been in my vocabulary.

Paul Heyman: Well then, obviously you must have gotten your education in Wichita. So, let me expand your vocabulary for you. Hungry champion, lunch meat. Take your ass and go on back to that locker room before you get hurt.

Ricochet: Actually, you know what? I think i’ll stay right here because this Sunday at the Royal Rumble, you see that might be my only ticket to WrestleMania and that is something I’m not afraid to fight for. Yea, I’ve seen what’s happens to most of the guys that come out here and they challenge the beast, but Brock I just want you to know that I am not afraid to step into that ring with you. And Brock, now that I’m in the ring, I want you to know that I am not afraid to challenge you to a fight, right now. Brock, what’s the matter? Are you scared?

Brock Lesnar kicks Ricochet in the nuts.

Brock Lesnar: Not scared.

Charlotte Flair Backstage Interview 

Third Match: Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre backs Orton into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Lockup in the center of the ring. Orton applies a side headlock. McIntyre reverses the hold. McIntyre drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. McIntyre poses for the crowd. Orton regroups on the outside. McIntyre grabs the side headlock. Orton with a running shoulder tackle. McIntyre is displaying his frustration. McIntyre talks smack to Orton. McIntyre drives Orton back first into the turnbuckles. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Orton’s chest. McIntyre is throwing haymakers at Orton. McIntyre blasts Orton with a knife edge chop. McIntyre pie faces Orton. McIntyre whips Orton to the corner. Orton with a running clothesline. Orton clotheslines McIntyre over the top rope.

Orton repeatedly dumps McIntyre back first on the ringside barricade. McIntyre sends Orton shoulder first into the steel ring post. McIntyre resets the referee’s ten count. McIntyre nails one of the production assistants with The ClayMore Kick! McIntyre has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Orton dropkicks McIntyre in mid-air. McIntyre with a straight right hand. Orton kicks McIntyre in the gut. Orton uppercuts McIntyre. Orton and McIntyre are trading back and forth shots. McIntyre unloads three knife edge chops. Orton delivers an eye poke. McIntyre kicks Orton in the face. Orton hits The IEDDT. Orton plays to the crowd.

McIntyre negates The RKO. McIntyre HeadButts Orton. McIntyre tells Orton to get up. McIntyre with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. McIntyre follows that with a Float Over Vertical Suplex. McIntyre pops back on his feet. McIntyre goes for The ClayMore Kick, but Orton counters with a PowerSlam for a two count. Orton puts McIntyre on the top turnbuckle. Orton with two haymakers. Orton with The SuperPlex. The OC attacks McIntyre which causes the disqualification. After the match. Styles chop blocks McIntyre. Three on one beatdown. Orton attacks The OC with a steel chair. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Orton plants McIntyre with The RKO.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Disqualification 

Fourth Match: Becky Lynch vs. Kairi Sane w/Asuka

Sane starts playing mind games with Becky after the bell rings. Becky drops Sane with a throat punch. Becky with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Becky is distracted by Asuka. Sane chop blocks Becky. Sane yanks on Becky’s hair. Asuka violently kicks the left hamstring of Becky behind the referee’s back. Sane works on the injured knee of Becky during the commercial break. Sane applies a straight jacket hold. Becky gets back to a vertical base. Sane with an Axe Kick. Becky responds with a single leg dropkick. Forearm Exchange.

Becky uppercuts Sane. Sane with a running forearm smash. Becky with two clotheslines. Becky drops Sane with a Flying Shoulder Tackle. Sane side steps Becky into the turnbuckles. Becky launches Sane over the top rope. Sane with a Flying Forearm Smash for a two count. Sane is fired up. Becky avoids The Spinning Back Fist. Becky with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky hits The Reverse DDT. Becky drags Sane to the corner. Becky with a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. Sane negates The Dis-Arm-Her. Sane with a bridging jack knife cover for a two count.

Becky kicks Sane in the gut. Becky goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Sane counters with a DDT for a two count. Becky kicks Sane in the chest. Becky slams Sane’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Becky with a SpringBoard Side Kick Becky follows that with a Flying Forearm Smash off the apron. Becky sends Asuka crashing to the outside. Becky with a Running Forearm Smash. Becky connects with The BexPloder. Becky with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky makes Sane tap out to The Dis-Arm-Her. After the match, Asuka nails Becky with The Shining Wizard. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock. Asuka with a RoundHouse Kick.

Winner: Becky Lynch via Submission 

Fifth Match: The Viking Raiders (c) w/Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy w/The AOP For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Erik and Rollins will start things off. Murphy tags himself in. Murphy hugs Rollins. Erik with a Jumping Knee Strike. Erik launches Murphy to the corner. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar bodyslams Murphy. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Murphy. Murphy regroups on the outside. Owens and Joe pulls AOP off the ring apron. A pier six brawl ensues. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Erik gets back to a vertical base. Rollins delivers heavy bodyshots in the corner. Rollins tags in Murphy. Rollins and Murphy are double teaming Erik. Erik launches Murphy over the top rope. Erik dumps Rollins out of the ring. Rollins and Murphy pulls Ivar off the apron. Rollins and Murphy drives Ivar back first into the ringside barricade. Murphy SuperKicks Erik. Murphy follows that with The Kamigoye. Murphy hits The Brain Buster. Murphy tags in Rollins. Rollins and Murphy are cutting the ring in half.

Rollins lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins makes another tag to Murphy. Murphy talks smack to Erik. Murphy delivers his combination offense. Erik creates distance with Death Rowe. Ivar and Rollins are tagged in. Ivar drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam to Murphy. Ivar with a Running Splash. Ivar follows that with a Seated Senton. Ivar cartwheels around Murphy. Ivar with an Inside Out Lariat. Ivar is fired up. Ivar tags in Erik. Rollins negates The Viking Experience. Viking Raiders sends Rollins and Murphy to the floor. Stereo Suicide Dives. Erik tags in Ivar. Viking Raiders connects with The Viking Experience for a two count.

Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ivar responds with a Spinning Heel Kick. Murphy decks Ivar with a back elbow smash. Ivar with a straight right hand. Ivar goes for The SuperPlex, but Murphy blocks it. Rollins tags himself in. Rollins with an Apron Enzuigiri. Murphy drills Ivar with The Cheeky Nando’s Kick. Rollins and Murphy with a Double PowerBomb for a two count. Rollins tags in Murphy. Ivar runs through a double clothesline. Ivar with a HandSpring Double Back Elbow Smash. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik tells Ivar to get up. Erik with a GutWrench PowerBomb. Rollins sends Ivar crashing to the outside. Murphy nails Erik with The V-Trigger. Rollins plants Erik with The Curb Stomp. Murphy hooks the leg to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy via Pinfall 

The Monday After The Weekend Update 

Sixth Match: Matt Hardy vs. Erick Rowan

Hardy with clubbing blows to Rowan’s back. Hardy kicks Rowan in the face. Rowan catches Hardy in mid-air. Hardy goes for a sunset flip, but Rowan counters with two elbow drops. Rowan with a Running Splash. Rowan poses for the crowd. Rowan punches Hardy in the back. Hardy skins the cat. Rowan kicks Hardy off the ring apron. Rowan talks smack to Hardy. Rowan again gets bit by whatever is inside that damn cage. Rowan starts losing his mind. Hardy jumps on Rowan’s back. Rowan hits The Divide on the floor. Rowan tosses Hardy back into the ring. Rowan connects with The Iron Claw Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Erick Rowan via Pinfall 

WWE Royal Rumble 2020 Match Card 

1.) Sheamus vs Chad Gable

2.) Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

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

4.) Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere Match

5.) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan in a Strap Match For The WWE Universal Championship

6.) 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and Sarah Logan)

7.) 2020 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Elias, Rey Mysterio, Ricochet, Drew McIntyre, Otis Dozovic, Tucker Knight, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Buddy Murphy, Aleister Black, R-Truth, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, and Kevin Owens)

Lana Promo 

Seventh Match: Bobby Lashley & Lana vs. Rusev & Liv Morgan in a Mixed Tag Team Match 

Morgan immediately runs after Lana. Lana with a running axe handle strike. Lana poses for the crowd. Morgan with two clotheslines. Morgan dropkicks Lana. Morgan with a Running Hip Attack. Lana desperately clings onto the middle turnbuckle pad. The referee calls for a clean break. Lana drops Morgan with a RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Lana hooks the outside leg for a one count. Lana with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Lana talks smack to Rusev and Morgan. Slap Exchange. Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline. Rusev and Lashley are tagged in.

Rusev with two clotheslines. Rusev ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Rusev hits The Samoan Drop. Rusev levels Lashley with a Body Avalanche. Rusev follows that with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Rusev is loading up The Machka Kick. Lashley nearly runs into Lana. Rusev with an O’Connor Roll for a two count. Lana slaps Rusev in the face. Lashley kicks Rusev in the gut. Lashley connects with The Dominator for a two count. Morgan dumps Lana out of the ring. Morgan with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rusev drops Lashley with The RoundHouse Kick. Rusev goes for The Machka Kick, but Lana gets in the way. Lashley Spears Rusev to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley & Lana via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez