WWE Raw Results (1/10/22): Bianca BelAir vs. Liv Morgan vs. Piper Niven

WWE Raw
January 10, 2022
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Brock Lesnar & Bobby Lashley Segment 

MVP: Ladies and gentlemen of the WWE Universe, it is my honor to present to you “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley: You know what, Brock? It’s an honor to stand in the ring with you. And it’s an honor to be able to share this spotlight with you. And as one super athlete to another super athlete, it’s an honor to be able to look you right in the eye and with all due respect, tell you that for 20 years you have been ducking and running from me.

Brock Lesnar: With all due respect, it’s an honor for me to be in the ring with me. And I must apologize, Bobby, for the last 20 years I have been winning championships in this ring and in other rings. So that doesn’t fall on me, Bobby Lashley, that falls on you. I don’t have a clue who you are until I met you at Day 1. So, it’s your fault that you didn’t climb the ladder of success and enter into the same arenas as I did. I must apologize, Bobby, because if we had met, I would have already beaten you and we wouldn’t be here right now, with all due respect. By the way, guys, you guys are dressed really freaking fancy. What’s the thread count on that thing, anyway?

Bobby Lashley: Comedian, huh? Okay. So, Brock, at the Royal Rumble, when I beat you for that title and then you start the tour as a standup comedian, you know, me and MVP here, we’ll be sitting front row, because as a comedian, Brock, you are money.

Brock Lesnar: I’m funny and I’m money. Hey, Paul, knock-knock?

Paul Heyman: Brock Lesnar does a knock-knock joke in Philadelphia. I thought I saw it all. Okay, Brock, who’s there?

Brock Lesnar: Bobby.

Paul Heyman: Bobby Who?

Brock Lesnar: Exactly!  Let me tell you something, Bobby Lashley. It’s impossible to beat Brock Lesnar. It’s even more impossible to beat Brock Lesnar when you’re a Brock Lesnar wannabe.

Lashley demolishes Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin to close the segment.

First Match: Randy Orton & Matt Riddle (c) vs. The Alpha Academy For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Matt Riddle and Chad Gable will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Riddle applies a waist lock. Gable with a drop toe hold. Gable applies a front face lock. Standing Switch Exchange. Riddle with a waist lock takedown. Riddle rolls Gable into the ropes. Strong lockup. Gable applies a wrist lock. Following a snap mare takeover, Gable applies a rear chin lock. Riddle transitions into The Omoplata. Gable grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Gable with a throat thrust. Gable sends Riddle to the corner. Riddle dives over Gable. Riddle with The Mid-Kick. Riddle with The BROTon. Riddle follows that with The PK. Riddle with The SpringBoard Floating BRO. RK-Bro poses for the crowd. Alpha Academy regains control of the match during the commercial break. Gable applies The Cobra Clutch. Riddle backs Gable into the turnbuckles. Riddle punches Dozovic. Gable with a straight right hand.

Gable goes for The Tiger Suplex, but Riddle rolls him over for a two count. Gable blocks a boot from Riddle. Gable with The Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Gable tags in Dozovic. Dozovic throws Gable into the midsection of Riddle. Dozovic drops Gable with a shoulder tackle. Dozovic goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle knocks Gable off the ring apron. Riddle kicks Dozovic in the face. Riddle creates distance with The Floating BRO. Orton and Gable are tagged in. Orton with three clotheslines. Orton kicks Dozovic in the chest. Orton ducks a clothesline from Gable. Orton Powerslams Gable. Orton kicks Dozovic in the gut. Orton blasts Dozovic off the apron. Gable slams Orton’s head on the top rope. Gable gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Orton with The SuperPlex. Orton plays to the crowd. Dozovic scores the elbow knockdown. Gable denies The RKO. Orton with a running haymaker. Orton side steps Gable into the turnbuckles. Dozovic made the blind tag. Gable negates The RKO. Dozovic connects with The World’s Strongest Slam to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Alpha Academy via Pinfall 

Second Match: Damian Priest & The Street Profits vs. Apollo Crews & The Dirty Dawgs w/Commander Azeez In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Montez Ford and Apollo Crews will start things off. Crews with a waist lock go-behind. Crews punches Ford in the back. Crews sends Ford to the corner. Ford showcases his athleticism. Ford dropkicks Crews for a one count. Ford applies a wrist lock. Crews kicks Ford in the gut. Ziggler tags himself in. Ziggler with a toe kick. Ziggler with a knee smash. Ziggler taunts Priest. Haymaker Exchange. Ziggler with another toe kick. Priest tags himself in. Ford avoids The Stinger Splash. Priest with The Roundhouse Kick. Priest with two forearm smashes. Priest nails Ziggler with The Bell Clap. Priest sends Ziggler face first into the canvas. Roode runs into the ring. Priest with rapid fire kicks. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Priest follows that with The Spinning Heel Kick. Priest knocks Crews off the ring apron. Priest with two leaping back elbow smashes. Priest goes for The Falcon Arrow, but Roode gets in the way.

Priest ducks a clothesline from Roode. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dawkins dropkicks Crews to the floor.
Ziggler avoids The Spinning Heel Kick. Ziggler sends Priest into the ropes. Priest with an Inside Out Lariat. Crews and Dirty Dawgs regains control of the match during the commercial break. Crews applies a front face lock. Ford with heavy bodyshots. Crews sends Ford to the corner. Crews with The Military Press Toss. Crews with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Crews tags in Ziggler. Ziggler punches Ford in the ribs. Ziggler is picking Ford apart. Ziggler dropkicks Ford for a two count. Ziggler rolls Ford over for a two count. Ziggler applies a rear chin lock. Ziggler SuperKicks Priest off the apron.

Ziggler goes for The Famouser, but Ford counters with The Liger Bomb. Dawkins and Roode are tagged in. Dawkins clotheslines Roode. Dawkins knocks Crews off the apron. Roode kicks Dawkins in the gut. Roode whips Dawkins across the ring. Dawkins leapfrogs over Roode. Dawkins with a spinning elbow strike. Dawkins with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Dawkins follows that with The Running Bulldog. Dawkins with The 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins hits The Silencer for a two count. Priest ducks a clothesline from Crews. Priest with a Jumping Roundhouse Kick. Priest gets distracted by Azeez. Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ford lands The SomerSault Plancha. Roode rolls Dawkins over for a two count. Roode decks Dawkins with a back elbow smash. Roode tags in Ziggler. Dawkins with The SpineBuster. Ziggler connects with The Zig Zag to pickup the victory.

Winner: Apollo Crews & The Dirty Dawgs via Pinfall 

Seth Rollins & Big E Segment 

Seth Rollins: I am in a great mood tonight, Philly. And I’ll tell you why, it’s because the Royal Rumble is on the horizon. And you may be asking, Seth, why are you so excited for the Royal Rumble? Is it because Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar, too nincompoops with a combined brain power of a teaspoon are going to punch each other in the face until one of them falls over? No, that’s not for me. Oh, is it because 30 men and 30 women are gonna step inside this ring and throw each other over the top rope for a chance, a chance to become immortal at WrestleMania? Not too bad, but the truth is, I am excited for the Royal Rumble because it is the night where I will become the new Universal Champion.

That’s right, at the Royal Rumble, it’s gonna be The Visionary vs. The Tribal Chief. The Revolutionary vs. The Head Of The Table. Brother vs. Brother. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Freaking Rollins. And you may be asking yourself, Seth, how after you got screwed out of your Day 1 singles match with Big E did you get yourself a Universal Championship match? Did you get yourself an advocate? Did you get yourself some special counsel? No, I don’t need a penguin looking snake oil salesman to do my job for me. I took matters into my own hands because I’m Seth Freaking Rollins. And I’ll say it once, I’ll say it again. There are a few things in life that are certain. Death, Taxes, and Seth Rollins beats Roman Reigns every single time.

Big E: This is incredible news. I’m so excited. I am so thrilled for you. In fact, sir, I’m as excited as Gritty after a big Flyers win.

Seth Rollins: Yeah, all right. A couple of questions. First of all, what the hell is a Gritty? What’s a Gritty? I don’t know. All right, forget that one. Why, sir, are you so excited for me?

Big E: Well, of all the world title combatants at the Royal Rumble, you, sir, are my favorite. You are the one. In fact, I put a whole book down on you. That’s ten bucks.

Seth Rollins: A whole book? So generous.

Big E: Because you see, I have officially entered my name in this year’s Royal Rumble Match. Because, you see, of all the things that I could dream about, of all the things I could fantasize about, at the top of that list or close, the one thing I dream about is doing the thing that I intended to do originally at Day1. But to do it at the shows of shows, the granddaddy of them all, WrestleMania. And that, my friend, is to beat you and walk out as World Champion.

Seth Rollins: All right, okay, look, that’s fine, you can dream. That’s all good. Look, I’m happy for you, I’m glad you’re in the Royal Rumble. I would put money on you too. But when it comes to beating me one on one, I don’t care if it’s Day 1, 400, Day 3,000, WrestleMania Day, it doesn’t matter what day, you don’t stand a chance, pal.

Big E: That’s interesting you say that because, I was just thinking we should test that theory out tonight.

Seth Rollins: I don’t know. I don’t know how I feel about that. Hey, I’m not ready. You don’t know how I feel about that. Come on. Like next week. Next week in a better town. Somewhere in the Midwest. Anything.

Big E: That’s a shame. But you know what? Let’s not just do it tonight, let’s do it right now.

Seth Rollins: All right. You put me on the spot. You’re calling me out. You want to do Big E vs. Seth Freaking Rollins, right here, right now? You’re on. Let’s do the damn thing. Let’s get a referee out here. Let’s get this thing started.

Third Match: Seth Rollins vs. Big E 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Big E applies a side headlock. Rollins whips Big E across the ring. Rollins drops down on the canvas. Rollins dropkicks Big E. Big E drops down on the canvas. Big E leapfrogs over Rollins. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Rollins kicks Big E in the face. Rollins dumps Big E out of the ring. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Big E with a leaping forearm smash. Big E has Rollins draped across the ring apron. Big E with The Running Splash on the apron. Big E slams Rollins head on the announce table. Big E rolls Rollins back into the ring. Big E whips Rollins across the ring. Rollins kicks Big E in the chest. Rollins unloads two knife edge chops. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Big E. Rollins applies a waist lock. Big E with a Back Drop. Big E whips Rollins into the turnbuckles. Big E catches Rollins in mid-air. Rollins denies The Big Ending. Rollins delivers the chop block. Rollins drops Big E with a DDT. Rollins with a flying knee strike off the apron. Rollins rolls Big E back into the ring.

Rollins with another Flying Knee Strike for a two count. Rollins with clubbing crossfaces. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Big E with elbows into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins punches Big E in the back. Rollins with a blistering chop. Big E with The Uranage Slam. Big E follows that with two clotheslines. Big E ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Rollins HeadButts Big E. Big E launches Rollins over the top rope. Big E Spears Rollins out of the ring. Rollins has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Big E slings Rollins across the ring. Big E with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Big E with The Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E shakes his hips. Big E with The Running Splash. Big E plays to the crowd. Rollins denies The Big Ending. Rollins side steps Big E into the turnbuckles. Big E goes for The Uranage Slam, but Rollins counters with a deep arm-drag. Rollins with The Rolling Elbow.

Big E goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Big E holds onto the ropes. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Big E. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Big E for a two count. Rollins lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Big E counters with The PowerBomb for a two count. Big E applies The Stretch Muffler. Rollins grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Rollins hammers down on the back of Big E’s neck. Rollins decks Big E with a back elbow smash. Rollins ducks under two clotheslines from Big E. Big E drops Rollins with The Black Hole Slam for a two count. Rollins with a knee lift. Rollins ascends to the top turnbuckle. Big E is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins denies The Avalanche Big Ending. Rollins dives over Big E. Big E goes for The Big Ending, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins with Two Rolling Elbows. Rollins connects with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Omos vs. Nick Sanders 

Omos is playing mind games with Sanders before the bell rings. Sanders runs into Omos. Sanders tries to crawl away from Omos. Omos throws Sanders into the canvas. Omos with a running elbow smash. Omos with The Gorilla Press Slam. Omos talks smack to Sanders. Omos connects with The Double Chokeslam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Omos via Pinfall 

The Cutting Edge With Special Guest: Beth Phoenix, The Miz and Maryse

Fifth Match: AJ Styles vs. Austin Theory

Theory ducks a clothesline from Styles. Theory kicks Styles in the gut. Theory with a forearm smash. Styles side steps Theory into the turnbuckles. Styles unloads two knife edge chops. Styles with the irish whip. Styles with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Theory nails Styles with a throat thrust. Theory with a corner clothesline. Theory pulls Styles down to the mat. Theory with The Slingshot Double Foot Stomp. Theory with The Vertical Suplex for a two count. Theory applies a waist lock. Styles with three sharp elbow strikes. Theory drives his knee into the midsection of Styles. Styles dropkicks Theory to the floor. Styles slides under Theory. Theory dumps Styles out of the ring. Theory with The Roll Through Dropkick. Theory poses for the crowd.

Styles regains control of the match during the commercial break. Styles is lighting up Theory’s chest. Theory reverses out of the irish whip from Styles. Styles kicks Theory in the face. Theory kicks Styles in the gut. Theory goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Styles lands back on his feet. Styles delivers The Phenomenal Blitz. Styles with the basement forearm smash. Styles is fired up. Styles drops Theory with The Hangman’s NeckBreaker for a two count. Styles punches Theory in the back. Theory denies The Styles Clash. Theory with a back elbow smash. Theory hits The Cross Legged Ushigoroshi for a two count. Theory brings Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a leaping forearm smash. Grayson Waller pulls Styles off the apron. Waller clotheslines Styles which causes the disqualification. After the match, Waller repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Waller takes a selfie with Theory. Styles repeatedly slams Waller’s head on the announce table. Waller runs away from Styles.

Winner: AJ Styles via Disqualification

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2022 Match Card 

1.) Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP For The WWE Championship 

2.) The 2022 Men’s Royal Rumble Match (Big E, AJ Styles, Damian Priest, Sheamus, Austin Theory, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Johnny Knoxville)

3.) The 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble Match (Charlotte Flair, Mickie James, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Lita, Michelle McCool, Rhea Ripley, Shayna Baszler, Kelly Kelly, Summer Rae, Shotzi Blackheart, Nikki Cross, Natalya, Naomi, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Aliyah, Dana Brooke, Tamina) 

4.) Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse In A Mixed Tag Team Match

5.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins For The WWE Universal Championship 

6.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Piper Niven For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship 

Sixth Match: Bianca BelAir vs. Liv Morgan vs. Piper Niven In A Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Battle Becky Lynch For The Raw Women’s Championship At The Royal Rumble

Becky Lynch joins the commentary team for this match. BelAir and Morgan gangs up on Niven after the bell rings. Niven with Three HeadButts. Niven with The Back Drop Driver. BelAir dumps Niven out of the ring. Niven pulls BelAir out of the ring. Hockey Fight. Morgan lands The SomerSault Plancha. Morgan rolls BelAir back into the ring. Morgan hooks both legs for a one count. Morgan shoves BelAir. BelAir drops Morgan with a shoulder tackle. Morgan drops down on the canvas. BelAir tells Morgan to bring it. BelAir leapfrogs over Morgan. Morgan lunges over BelAir. Morgan with a Hurricanrana. BelAir side steps Morgan into the turnbuckles. BelAir with a shoulder block. BelAir transitions into a corner mount. BelAir dives over Niven. Niven goes for a PowerBomb, but BelAir lands back on her feet. BelAir with a single leg dropkick. Morgan ducks a clothesline from BelAir.

Morgan goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but BelAir lands back on her feet. BelAir with a Belly to Back Suplex. Niven with a Double Crossbody Splash. Niven hits The Michinoku Drive. Morgan kicks Niven in the face. Niven catches Morgan in mid-air. Niven with The SitOut Electric Chair FaceBuster for a two count. Niven applies The Cobra Clutch. Niven sends Morgan to the corner. Niven levels Morgan with The Body Avalanche. Niven goes for The Running Cannonball Strike, but Morgan ducks out of the way. Morgan repeatedly stomps on Niven’s back. Niven sends Morgan crashing to the outside. Niven has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Niven HeadButts BelAir. Niven sends BelAir to the corner. BelAir side steps Niven into the turnbuckles. Morgan with The FrankenSteiner. Morgan rolls Niven over for a one count. Niven sends Morgan face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. BelAir Spears Niven. BelAir and Morgan are trading back and forth shots. BelAir dodges The Step Up Enzuigiri. BelAir rolls Morgan over for a one count.

Morgan applies The Rings Of Saturn. Morgan hammers down on BelAir’s ribs. BelAir gets back to a vertical base. BelAir goes for a Uranage Slam, but Morgan gets her knees up in the air. Morgan hits The Jersey CodeBreaker. Morgan ducks a clothesline from BelAir. Morgan delivers The Wing Snapper into the turnbuckle pad. Morgan punches BelAir in the back. Morgan puts BelAir on the top turnbuckle. Morgan with clubbing blows to BelAir’s back. Niven runs interference. Niven PowerBombs Morgan. BelAir lands The 450 Splash. BelAir with desperate covers. BelAir with forearm shivers. BelAir follows that with The SpineBuster. BelAir with The Glam Slam into Niven. BelAir with The Handspring MoonSault. BelAir connects with The KOD for a two count. Becky tosses BelAir out of the ring. Becky takes off her jacket. BelAir is pissed. BelAir runs after Becky. BelAir kicks Becky in the gut. Becky launches BelAir over the announce table. Niven drags Morgan to the corner. Niven plants Morgan with The Banzai Drop to pickup the victory. After the match, Becky wants Niven to shake her hand. Becky slaps Niven in the face. Niven negates The Uranage Slam. Niven powers Becky out of the ring to close the show.

Winner: Piper Niven via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez

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