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WWE RAW Results, 8th January 2018, live results and commentary; John Cena gets called out in Royal Rumble

What is going to happen on RAW with just a few weeks to Royal Rumble?
Updated: 09 January 2018 09:55 IST - Published: 09 January 2018 10:32 IST
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That's a wrap for tonight folks! Here'(*s a recap of what happened on RAW(WARNING: SPOILERS)

Balor Club is now official
Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya DeVille 
WOKEN Matt Hardy defeated Curt Hawkins; Matt Hardy declared entry to the Royal Rumble match
The Miz made a triumphant return on Miz TV
Cedric Alexander defeated Enzo Amore by Count-Out in a Cruiserweight Championship match
Apollo Crews & Titus O' Neil(w/ Dana Brooke) defeated Cesaro & Sheamus
Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno, calling out John Cena in the Royal Rumble match
Balor Club defeated Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan

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After the match, The Miz and The Miztourage come out and assault Jordan before laying the beatdown on Roman Reigns, hitting two skull-crushing finales to end the show.
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The referee didn't see Jordan tag in and thus his legit tag was illegal. A Magic killer was hit on Rollins and Roman and Jordan had a tense moment.  Outside the ring, Gallows & Anderson got punched and speared by Roman Reigns. Inside the ring, Jordan tried to help Rollins up but instead moved when Balor hit a running dropkick. 

Balor used this to his advantage and hit the coup-de-grace. Jordan cost his team the victory!

Balor Club vs Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins& Jason Jordan
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Rollins tries to tag in Jordan but Anderson takes him out.
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Anderson and Gallows try to take out Rollins but Jordan helps him steer the trouble away. Although Jordan took out Gallows, Anderson hit a spinebuster of Rollins for a two count.
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He lands the Falcon Arrow fro the 2-count.
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Rollins starts off with a suicide dive and then a slingblade onto Anderson
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Reigns lands a superman punch! Time for the tag, and Rollins it is! Jordan still hasn't been tagged in!
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Anderson has Reigns in a headlock. Although Roman hit a Samoan drop, Anderson tagged in Gallows and subsequently prevented Roman from tagging in.
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Rollins & Balor are back at it in the ring. Rollins sends Balor face first into the turnbuckles before tagging in Roman Reigns. A slight distraction by Gallows & Anderson sees Balor hitting a slingblade on Reigns before tagging Anderson back in.
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Rollins & Balor started the action. While the two had a back and forth exchange, a little cluster takes place as Gallows & Anderson are sent out of the ring and Reigns & Rollins take out Balor, only for Jordan to come in and jump in excitement with them.
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Corey Graves says Jordan is better than Dean Ambrose. Wooo now that's a statement!
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Asuka vs Nia Jax has been announced for next week!
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Our main event is next!
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As Asuka makes her entrance, Nia comes out of nowhere and lifts Asuka on her shoulders and takes her down before hitting her with a senton.
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It's time for The Empress Of Tomorrow!

Asuka vs Nia Jax
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Backstage, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss are talking and the champ says that Enzo is holding Nia back. Nia Jax declares her entry to the Royal Rumble. Alexa Bliss provoked Nia about something Asuka said and got Nia curious. She whispered in her ears and Nia asked if she spoke Japanese, because Asuka doesn't speak English
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After the match, Joe declared his entry to the Royal Rumble and when Cena's name was mentioned by Charly Caruso, Joe said that John Cena is a name he'll never forget. He vows to eliminate Cena first. Seeds have been planted!
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Rhyno can only kick out but gets no offence on Joe. While Rhyno momentarily gets Joe on his shoulders, Joe goes down and and wraps a coquina clutch on the veteran for the win.

Samoa Joe defeated Rhyno
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Joe starts with the elbows onto Rhyno. Joe hits a stiff kick and when The Destroyer begins a chest slap barrage, Rhyno hits back. Joe still continues to squash him though.
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Joe obviously not pleased walks to the ring with purpose.
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Samoa Joe vs Rhyno


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Brock starts shouting "I don't wanna go" and "get me out of here" while in the ambulance. Heyman goes in and the ambulance leaves the arena while Kane walks away.
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During the commercial, it was revealed that Brock Lesnar was stretchered out of the arena, while Kane somehow made it back to his feet, stumbling.
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Can we just PUT THE TITLE ON BRAUN already? 
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Strowman latches the steel structure backstage on to something and pulls it hard, with the entire structure falling on Lesnar and Kane! WHAT IS GOING ON! HOW AWESOME IS STROWMAN?
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The two start brawling backstage and Strowman comes in and takes them both out!
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Kane attacks Lesnar from behind as he leaves.
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For Lesnar, it's something more like "Will Lesnar pin Kane?" or "Will Lesnar pin Strowman"?. Heyman calls Lesnar the most dominant champion in WWE history and not a single person can take him down.
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The old school way is simply challengers stepping up and challenging for the title. Now, it's more of a predicament, according to Heyman. The predicament being that "how can Brock Lesnar survive?"
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Heyman says he respect Old School, but he and Lesnar understand that the industry is progressive. He says that one old school way is going away and it's not for the betterment of the industry. 
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Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is out. 
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Brock Lesnar is NEXT!
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Apollo almost rolls up Sheamus and even sends him running into the ring post. Titus gets a hot tag and gets the better of Cesaro. A distraction from Sheamus lets Cesaro get the better of Apollo. However, a huge cluster leads to Titus O' Neil PINNING SHEAMUS! WHAT AN UPSET!

Titus Worldwide defeated The Bar
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Sheamus pulled down the ropes and Apollo fell over, seemingly injuring himself in the process.
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Titus O' Neil and Apollo Crews are getting controlled by The Bar. Cesaro & Apollo have an athletic exchange briefly.
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The Bar are waiting for their surprise opponents.
It's Titus Worldwide.

The Bar vs Titus Worldwide(with Dana Brooke)
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Backstage, Asuka gets approached by Alexa. She tells her that her luck's about to run out, because when Nia heard what Asuka said about her(what?), she wouldn't want to be Asuka.
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The Bar asked for a match later in the night. After they left, The Miz came in and talked to Angle about an "unscripted" series he and Maryse will be in. He asks Angle for an IC title rematch. He specifically requests it to be on the 25th Anniversary of RAW, two weeks from now!
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Kurt Angle is talking on the phone with a mystery person, telling her that "a star of her calibre" would be great for the Women's Royal Rumble match. Cesaro  & Sheamus come in, continuing to ask for their tag title rematch. Kurt Angle announces the RAW tag title rematch for the Royal Rumble!
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Enzo Amore seems to be injured, with doctors telling him that he needs an X-Ray. Nia Jax comes in to check but he just says he's been good.
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Bella Twins, Dudley Boyz, APA and STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN are announced for RAW 25!