RAW Notes, Results & Review: January 7, 2019

RAW Notes, Results & Review: January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019 0 By Nicolas Brosnan

Results:

  • Seth Rollins, Finn Balor & John Cena def. Dean Ambrose, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre.

Match Grade: B+

  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable def. The Revival in a Lumberjack Match.

Match Grade: B-

  • Baron Corbin def. Elias.

Match Grade: C

  • Ember Moon & Apollo Crews def. Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal.

Match Grade: C-

  • Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax & will face Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Championship at the Royal Rumble.

Match Grade: B-

  • Dean Ambrose def. Seth Rollins in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the Intercontinental Championship.

Match Grade: B-

Notes:

Opening of RAW

  • Graphic in honor of the late Mean Gene Okerlund is shown at the beginning of RAW.
  • Bobby Lashley & Seth Rollins are fighting backstage.
  • Officials and Superstars are trying to break them up.
  • They come onto the stage and fight.

John Cena Promo

  • Cena welcomes everyone to Orlando, RAW & the road to WrestleMania.
  • Cena says he has to step up.
  • Cena says in life nothing is given away or handed to you.
  • Cena says he plans on winning the golden ticket.
  • Cena enters himself in this years Royal Rumble match.
  • Drew McIntyre comes out.
  • McIntyre dissed Cena’s hair.
  • McIntyre says Cena is the greatest of all time.
  • Cena questions what McIntyre is saying.
  • McIntyre asks Cena if he’s been keeping up with the product.
  • McIntyre says he is the most dangerous man in WWE.
  • McIntyre says he has come for Cena now.
  • Cena says this show started out so hot, now he’s sad because McIntyre comes out.
  • Cena says he had to leave so superstars can think of a different promo.
  • Cena asks what makes McIntyre different than anyone else.
  • Lio Rush comes out.
  • Rush wants the show to be cancelled.
  • Rollins attacks Lashley.
  • Ambrose comes out to attack Rollins.
  • Cena tries to help Rollins.
  • 3 on 2 attack.
  • Balor comes out to save Rollins & Cena.

Finn Balor, Seth Rollins & John Cena vs Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley

  • Cena delivers an Attitude Adjustment to Dean Ambrose.
  • Cena receives a Glasgow Kiss from McIntyre.
  • Cena delivers an Attitude Adjustment to Bobby Lashley.
  • Balor delivers a Coup de Grace to Ambrose. Moments later McIntyre delivers a claymore to Balor.
  • Rollins delivers a moonsault to Lashley & Ambrose.
  • Cena delivers another AA to Cena.
  • Rollins goes for a Frog Splash but McIntyre moves out of the way.
  • Rollins pins Ambrose.
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Seth Rollins & Triple H Backstage Segment

  • Rollins knocks Triple H’s coffee out of his hands.
  • Rollins demands a shot at the Intercontinental Championship.
  • Hunter says he got it.
  • Hunter announces it’s a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
  • Hunter says to Rollins, “Welcome back.”

Hulk Hogan Tribute to Mean Gene Okerlund

  • Hogan says Mean Gene loved entertaining all of us.
  • A video of the life of Mean Gene is played.
  • Hogan says Mean Gene was one of a kind.
  • Hogan tells Mean Gene that he loves him.
  • Hogan says Mean Gene is in his heart.
  • “Thank you, Mean Gene.” Chants.

Braun Strowman Promo

  • Strowman with a huge pop.
  • Strowman grabs the mic but gives it back, rips his shirt off and calls out Lesnar.
  • Heyman and Lesnar appear on the big screen.
  • Heyman says that Strowman needs to learn about the card subjecting to change.
  • Heyman says let this be a lesson learned.
  • Lesnar finally comes out.
  • No fight happens.
  • Waste of time.

A Moment of Bliss w/ Special Guest Ronda Rousey

  • Bliss welcomes everyone to the premiere episode.
  • Bliss introduces Rousey.
  • Bliss tries to shake Rousey’s hand. Rousey declines.
  • Rousey gives praise to Sasha.
  • Nia comes out and pretends to barf.
  • Sasha comes out & thanks Rousey.
  • Sasha says she can teach Ronda how to lose with class.
  • Sasha calls Nia a bitch & challenges her, winner faces Rousey.

Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins Falls Count Anywhere IC Title Match

  • Rollins & Ambrose fight backstage.
  • They proceed to fight in the crowd.
  • Rollins was about to win but Lashley attacks Rollins.
  • Ambrose crawls to pin Rollins.