WWE RAW Results (1/8/18): Bálor Club Squares Off With The Shield & The Wannabe

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Welp, it’s Monday, and around here, that means WWE RAW results. The show kicked off with Roman Reigns bitching about Samoa Joe…then Jason Jordan came out, tried to do The Shield fist bump, and that brought Seth Rollins out to basically shut him up. Out came Finn Bálor, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows. There was trash talking, Kurt Angle came out, and made a 6-man tag between these guys as the main event.

Sasha Banks and Bayley took on Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville in a decent enough match. Sasha tapped Mandy out with The Banks Statement.

Woken Matt Hardy came out, deleted Curt Hawkins, and then had a creepy laughing match with Bray Wyatt for about 3 minutes. I’ll probably have nightmares about that.

Elias serenaded The Miz back to WWE and after Bo Dallas and Curts Axel debated over who stood up for Miz the most, Miz shut everyone up and said he was coming back for his Intercontinental Title and that Roman Reigns better be ready for him.

Enzo Amore was out to defend his WWE Cruiserweight Title against Cedric Alexander next, and of course, Enzo had to obnoxiously run his mouth until Cedric knocked the hell out of him. It was beautiful. This match was better than I expected, and Enzo getting bloodied up badly didn’t hurt matters. It looked like Enzo landed badly on the outside and hurt his knee; he’s always trying to die during his matches. If it was legit or not, it explains his count-out loss.

It was announced that Roman Reigns will defend his Intercontinental Title against The Miz in two weeks. It was also announced that The Bar will face Jordan and Rollins at The Royal Rumble in their rematch for the RAW Tag Team Titles.

Sheamus and Cesaro whooped the hell out of Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews; poor Dana Brooke…she’s a wrestler, not a modern day Alexandra York. It looked like Crews may have hurt/tweaked his knee after being tossed on the outside. In a shocker, Titus O’Neil pinned Sheamus after rolling him up. Needless to say, The Bar was not happy.

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar showed up to hop around for a bit while Paul Heyman gave basically the same promo he’s been Hegiving over a decade. Blah, blah, blah…yadda, yadda, yadda. I don’t care about this match. Not one bit. When all the talking was done, Kane came out and the two men fought through the back. Braun joined in and just started throwing Kane and Brock around. Through furniture, tables, trunks, then pulling a steel support girder down on both Kane an Brock via grappling hook….which was just conveniently sitting around in the back of a wrestling show. I am pretty sure that act could be considered attempted murder.

An oh-so-cheerful Samoa Joe came out to face Rhyno. Rhyno got a bit of offense in, but Joe was more vicious that normal tonight. He dominated the match, submitting Rhyno via the Coquina Clutch. Joe then announced that he was officially entering The Royal Rumble and said that John Cena would be the first man he eliminated.

I think that Asuka was supposed to have a match, but Nia Jax showed up and took Asuka out. First time she’s ever been totally dominated since she came into NXT/WWE.

Bálor Club was out first for the main event, followed by Jordan, Reigns, and Rollins (the only one that got noticeable cheers from the fans). I don’t know what I was really expecting from this match, but I really wanted everyone to gang up on Jason Jordan, kick his ass, and run him out of town. Pretty good match, especially since Rollins and Reigns seemed intent on keeping Jordan on the apron and out of the action. Plus, as a the huge NJPW fan that I am and have been for years, seeing these members of Bullet Club back in a ring together was just great. Jordan ended up costing his team a tag that the ref missed, got Rollins hit with the Coup de Grace, and that boy needs to go. Jordan didn’t get tagged in once and when he did try to get involved, all he did was cause problems for his teammates. Jordan’s future with these guys doesn’t look too bright.

Then, The Miz and his crew came out to attack the losers, letting Reigns and his running buddies know that he’s serious about getting his IC Title back.

WWE RAW Results

  • Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville.
  • Matt Hardy defeated Curt Hawkins.
  • Cedric Alexander defeated Enzo Amore via count-out.
  • Titus O’Neil & Apollo Crews defeated Sheamus & Cesaro.
  • Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno.
  • Bálor Club defeated Roman Reigns, Jason Jordan, and Seth Rollins.