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WWE Raw results, live blog (Jan. 13, 2020): FIST FIGHT

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Jan. 13, 2020) from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Houston.

Advertised for tonight: Big Show & Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins & AOP in a fist fight, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


Tossed into my mind, stirring the calm, you splash me with beauty and pull me down. You come from out of nowhere, my glance turns to a stare. Obsession rules me, I’m yours from the start. I know you see me, our eyes interlock. You come from out of nowhere, but me, I liveblog this here pro wrestling show.

The show opens with the intro video.

Randy Orton makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says he was asked to come to the ring and welcome us to the show excitedly, but he doesn’t do excited, so he’s just going to call AJ Styles out.

Enter AJ Styles.

He says he thought Orton was really hurt, and how does he get repaid? With an RKO! Orton thinks he’s a favorite to win the Royal Rumble, but it’s just not true. Last week AJ hit the sweetest RKO anyone ever saw and got the win, and it was beautiful. Many, many people have said it’s probably the best RKO they’ve ever seen, and most of ‘em even said that his RKO was phenomenal.

It was so good, in fact, that maybe it’s all he needs to win the Royal Rumble. Styles talks about all the men he could eliminate--

Enter Drew McIntyre.

He talks about how he’s looking for bigger and better opponents, and who bigger and better than AJ Styles and Randy Orton? His Claymore is bigger, and he wants a triple threat match right now!

AJ Styles vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton

Orton with an eyepoke, uppercut, clearing the ring, thinking hanging DDT but the OC make the save! RKO for Anderson, McIntyre lays Gallows out with Claymore, and we go to break!

Back from commercial, McIntyre and Styles jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Orton comes in, stomping away at Drew... TOWER OF DOOM SPIDER BELLY-TO-BELLY SUPERPLEX! Desultory brawling, Drew gets AJ set up... FUTURE SHOCK! Kip-up, fired up, lying in wait but Randy cuts him off with a dropkick! McIntyre pulls him out of the ring and smashes him into the barricade a few times, AJ with the plancha forearm and then the Viper hits the back suplex into the barricade!

McIntyre goes hard into the post, Orton gets the steel steps and smashes him with ‘em! Styles lying in wait, cuts Randy off with a kick, hanging DDT of his own! AJ goes to that special place but his Ace Crusher is denied! Enzuigiri connects, he’s not giving up on it, second try blocked, Orton kicks him in the midsection and draws him up... ORTON HITS A STYLES CLASH BUT CAN’T PUT AJ AWAY WITH HIS OWN HOLD!

The Viper goes to that special place, AJ snaps off a schoolboy... NOPE! Orton hits the RKO but McIntyre is ready...

Drew McIntyre wins by pinfall with the Claymore.

McIntyre celebrates his win and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of the events that lead up to Big Show’s return last week.

We got backstage with the Authors of Pain when Seth Rollins rolls up to give them a pep talk.

He talks about what an opportunity tonight’s fist fight will be and how it’ll show how if you’re not with them, you’re against them, and this is inevitable. Nothing and no one can stop them, not Kevin Owens, not Samoa Joe, and not the Big Show. He has sacrificed more than anyone will ever understand to ensure that destiny remains intact, so tonight they must stand up and impose their will on Monday Night Raw.

Ricochet makes his entrance and we go to break.

Mojo Rawley vs. Ricochet

Ricochet in with forearms, Rawley shoves him away, back handspring into a tijeras and the One and Only follows with a dropkick! Mojo with a knee lift, back body drop sends him to the floor and then Ricky knocks him back down with a triangle dropkick! Off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, lining Rawley up, but Mojo hits the pounce... NOPE!

Blue Thunder Driver, backing Ricochet into the corner, right hands, kick to the dome, crossbody... CAUGHT! Rawley hosses him up, Ricky slips out and catches him with Recoil! The One and Only climbs up top...

Ricochet wins by pinfall with the 630 splash.

We go backstage with the Street Profits, doing their hype reel jam as always.

Charlotte Flair makes her entrance and we go to break.

Charlotte Flair vs. Sarah Logan

Flair hard out the gates, big boot, leg pick, Logan scrambles away from her and Charlotte stands tall. Headed outside, brawling, front chancery locks Sarah down as referee Rod Zapata counts. Logan turns the tide and throws Flair back inside, but gets caught with the STO backbreaker / reverse STO into the turnbuckles combo when she goes back inside.

Leg pick, spinning toehold sets up the figure four, the Queen bridges back...

Charlotte Flair wins by submission with the Figure Eight.

Post-match, Flair attacks and throws Logan out of the ring!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens are backstage strategizing about how they’re gonna keep Seth Rollins and AOP off balance tonight when Big Show rolls up.

Show shows off how huge his fists are and leaves as Owens and Joe admire how big his fists are.

Brock Lesnar makes his entrance, flanked by Paul Heyman as always.

Heyman tells everybody to have some more appreciation for the champ before launching into his usual introductory spiel.

He and Brock head to the entryway and he insists that his client does not suck, before they return to the ring and he resets his bit for a restless crowd. Paul talks his way through a condensed version of last week’s promo about Lesnar being in the Royal Rumble. He goes on at length about how Brock is gonna win--

Enter R-Truth? Sure!

He gets on the mic and talks about how his childhood hero John Cena told him never to give, so for the first time ever, the 24/7 48/7 7/11 I-95 South Lexington, Kentucky European TV Champion is officially declaring the Royal Rumble! Heyman might be a big, big man, but he knows he’s gonna eliminate him from the Royal Rumble. Paul E. corrects him as to who is in the Royal Rumble, and this leads Truth to undeclare for the match.

Brock is very amused by all this, and honestly it’s kind of delightful. Ron elaborates that he does not want to go to Suplex City and sings us out as Lesnar laughs... and then decks him with a forearm to the back of the head. F-5!

He leaves and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long.

Cut to live in the arena, Mojo Rawley attacks R-Truth in the aisle...

Mojo Rawley wins the WWE 24/7 Championship by pinfall with a lateral press.

We get video footage of Bobby Lashley and Lana arriving at Raw earlier and being interviewed.

They kvetch about having to be interviewed and Lana says they’ve made two new year’s resolutions. One is to accept that everyone is envious of their love, and two, they’re going to crush Rusev.

They make their entrance live in the arena and send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get some hype for tomorrow night’s edition of WWE Backstage.

Bobby Lashley vs. Rusev

Circling, go-behind, Rusev breaks free with a back elbow, off the ropes, drop down, leapfrog, sweet Shinjiro Ohtani spinning wheel kick! Lashley backs him into the corner, choking away, Rusev turns it around on him. Whip reversed, big forearm, Stinger Splash, against the ropes, big punch, he hangs Bob up and kicks him in the back. Shoulder thrusts, fisherman suplex, pressing the attack into the corner.

Jawing at Lashley, piefacing him, right hands, whip across, Bob gets a boot up but the Bulgarian Lion hits a rolling kick in the corner. Lashley rolls to the floor for a breather, rake of the eyes, back inside and he clotheslines Rusev to the floor! Referee John Cone counting, Bob hits the floor and runs around and spears Rusev to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Lashley has a reverse chinlock in before converting to a slam. Posing for the crowd. jockeying for position, Bob pulls Rusev and crotches him on the post. Back and forth, the Bulgarian Lion is fired up, punching away, short-arm lariat, duck a lariat, Samoan drop! Overhead belly-to-belly suplex, Machka Kick sidestepped, German suplex but Rusev rises right back to his feet and hits the Machka Kick!

Calling for it, stomp to the back but Lana gets involved and Bob chop blocks him. Off the ropes, stereo lariats and both men are down and out. Liv Morgan comes storming down and confronts Lana but she throws some fan’s drink in her face and throws her into the barricade! Back in the ring, Lashley takes advantage...

Bobby Lashley wins by pinfall with the spear.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley and Lana are interviewed.

They’re here to complain about Liv Morgan, you see, and they challenge Rusev and Morgan to a mixed tag team match. Bob loses his mind, because Lana didn’t clear it with him first.

Viking Raiders make their entrance and get on the mic.

They talk about how they’ve proven their dominance throughout the entire Raw tag division, and tonight they dare any team to challenge them.

Singh Brothers (Samir & Sunil Singh) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

They throw the Singhs into each other at ringside before the bell.

The match itself is a squash, of course.

Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience.

Backstage, Rusev and Liv Morgan get a promo where they accept Lana and Lashley’s challenge and send us to break.

Back from commercial, Jerry “the King” Lawler is in the ring to moderate our contract signing.

Becky Lynch makes her entrance and takes her seat, followed thereafter by Asuka, who is accompanied by Kairi Sane.

Asuka repeatedly calls Becky an idiot before taking her seat and signing the contract. Lynch signs and it’s official. She bids the best woman win... AND ASUKA SPITS THE MIST IN HER FACE!

Becky gets cleaned up and gets on the mic, calling Asuka out as hungry and angry and admitting that she’s been happy and content and she’s tried to find an anger to defend herself, but when somebody puts their hands on her, they arise a badness in her, and she doesn’t care if they’ve tried to erase her or hide her from her, she doesn’t care if she’s walking into the buzzsaw, because she’s going down swinging, but she swears to god she’s taking her with her.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of last week’s United States Championship match and the aftermath thereof and are informed that we’ll have a rematch in the form of a ladder match next week.

Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega are interviewed backstage.

They brush the interviewer off and Vega talks about how Almas deserves the adulation of latinos everywhere and generally puts him over. Zelina says they had no choice but to file charges against “that low-life criminal” Rey Mysterio. Cien cuts a promo on Mysterio.

Rey is interviewed backstage.

He answers in Spanish and says that ever since Andrade attacked Humberto Carrillo he thinks he can get away with anything, and it’s not funny that he tried to injure him. He says he loves the idea of a ladder match and he’s prepared to sacrifice years of his career and his life to beating Almas. Next week, he’s not just gonna take the title back, he’s taking it back FROM Andrade.

We go to break on a hype video for Aleister Black.

Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy

Black with a rolling back elbow out the gates, backing Murphy into the corner with punches, Buddy with a return shot, throwing him into the ropes but Aleister stops himself short. Kicks, whip, Murphy stops short and Black hits a baseball slide. To the outside, roundhouse kick, fighting up the ramp and out to the timekeeper’s area. Buddy perches on the barricade but Aleister takes his legs out from under him.

Back inside, on the apron, jockeying for position and Murphy absolutely blasts him with a dropkick! SUPLEX TO THE FLOOR SENDS US TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Black blocks a powerbomb to the floor and hits a double stomp. Follow it up with a running boot and then a knee before taking him back inside. Striking away, legsweep, off the ropes, sliding knee and Murphy’s in a bad way. Kip-up, quebrada... NOPE! Jockeying for position, Murphy’s Law blocked, victory roll but it’s only good for two.

Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, release gourdbuster puts Aleister on the mat but he charges back in and blasts Buddy with a knee that knocks him to the floor! Back inside, slowly to their feet, trading strikes, Black with a superkick but Murphy kicks him out of mid-quebrada! Murphy’s Law... BUT AL’S FOOT IS ON THE ROPES! Drawing him up, thinking Murphy’s Law again but Black crumbles so he goes for Black Mass... BLACK DUCKS! BLACK MASS OF HIS OWN BUT BUDDY KICKS OUT AT THE LAST FRACTION OF A SECOND!

Lining Murphy up...

Aleister Black wins by pinfall with Black Mass.

We go to break in the knowledge that our main event is next.

Back from commercial and Buddy Murphy is still being sad at ringside as Erick Rowan makes his entrance.

Charly Caruso tries to interview him but he’s not having it.

Erick Rowan vs. ???

Rowan goes right after the kid and drags him over to the cage before knocking him down and telling him he’s going to show him. He opens the cage and pulls something out, having been bit by his pet and opened up real good. He takes it out on the kid...

Erick Rowan wins by pinfall with the clawslam.

Seth Rollins and AOP are shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Seth Rollins and AOP attack Big Show before the bell but Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens make the save, kendo sticks in hand!

Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) & Seth Rollins vs. Big Show, Kevin Owens, & Samoa Joe (Fist Fight)

Show wallops Rollins with a kendo stick, brawling heads to the stage... KEVIN OWENS CANNONBALL OFF THE STAGE! JOE FOLLOWS IT UP WITH A SENTON! Seth and Big fighting, Rollins tries to recruit Buddy Murphy but Show takes him back inside and chokeslams him to hell! Before he can follow up with the WMD... BUDDY MURPHY NAILS HIM IN THE GENTLEMAN’S AREA AND HELPS HIM PUT SHOW THROUGH A TABLE LEANED IN THE CORNER!

Joe and Owens and AOP are back to their feet but Akam and Rezar have the advantage, setting Samoa up on the announce desk... AND POWERBOMBING KEVIN OWENS THROUGH HIM AND THE TABLE BOTH! Show wakes up before Blackout and sidesteps! He lays Rollins out and climbs up top but AOP get under him and powerbomb the giant! Murphy feeling his oats as they surround Show and Rollins comes off the ropes with Blackout!

AOP & Seth Rollins win by referee stoppage when referee John Cone decides the babyface team can’t continue.

Akam, Rezar, and Rollins celebrate while Murphy stands off to the side. Seth invites him in for a hug and Buddy embraces him!

The heels raise each other’s hands.

Commentary hypes up next week’s show.

That’s the show, folks.

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