WWE RAW aired live from the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Big Show, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe squared off against Seth Rollins & AOP in a Fist Fight tonight.
WWE RAW Results (1/13)
- Drew McIntyre defeated AJ Styles & Randy Orton in a Triple Threat match
- Ricochet defeated Mojo Rawley
- Charlotte defeated Sarah Logan
- Mojo Rawley defeated R-Truth to become the new 24/7 Champion
- Lashley defeated Rusev
- Viking Raiders defeated Singh Brothers
- Aleister Black defeated Buddy Murphy
- Erick Rowan defeated a jobber
- Seth Rollins & AOP defeated Big Show, Kevin Owens, and Samoa Joe
Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s RAW:
5Drew McIntyre Continued His Momentum
Randy Orton kicked off the show to a great reaction from the crowd. Orton leaned up against the ropes and laughed as the crowd chanted his name. Randy hopped up on the middle rope and posed for the crowd before grabbing the microphone.
Orton demanded that AJ Styles get his ass out here so he can hit him with another RKO. Styles came down to the ring and claimed that out of the goodness of his heart he really believed Orton was hurt. AJ mocked Orton for thinking he is the favorite to win the Royal Rumble and bragged about hitting an RKO of his own last week.
Drew McIntyre joined the party and joked that his Claymore is bigger. McIntyre vowed to prove that he was going to be the superstar to win the Royal Rumble. Drew suggested a Triple Threat match right now and Orton & Styles accepted.
Match Recap: Gallows and Anderson tried to interfere right away but Orton and McIntyre took them out with a Claymore and an RKO. Orton took out McIntyre outside the ring and Styles hit Randy with the DDT on the ropes. Styles continued to mock Orton and set up for the RKO. Orton blocked it and planted AJ with the Styles Clash for a two count. Orton followed it up with an RKO but turned around into a Claymore Kick from McIntyre. Drew then pinned AJ for the victory.
Opinion: Excellent start for this week’s episode of RAW. Drew McIntyre has been stuck in the midcard for what feels like an eternity and WWE has finally been building him up over the past few weeks. McIntyre winning the Royal Rumble would be an awesome choice.