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WWE RAW Results, January 1st, 2018, Live updates and commentary; WWE Legend turns face

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 02, 2018 09:46 IST

Brock Lesnar makes his return to RAW!


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That's it for this week's episode of RAW. Here are the results of the show:

Jason Jordan defeats Cesaro
Bray Wyatt defeats Apollo Crews
Asuka defeats Alexa Bliss
Braun Strowman defeats Rhyno
Roman Reigns defeats Samoa Joe
Cedric Alexander and Goldust defeat Drew Gulak and Daivari
Finn Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeat The Miztourage and Elias

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He then says that he doesn't fear anyone and that he can take on all entrants in the Royal Rumble, and that he's not afraid of Kane or Braun Strowman.

Kane makes his way to the ring and looks at Lesnar and then chokeslams Lesnar. Lesnar sits up - a-la Kane and The Undertaker - smiles at Kane and then attacks Kane before the locker room and referees make it to the ring to separate the two.  

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Paul Heyman says that it appears to be a conspiracy on WWE's part to make Brock Lesnar face two challengers who are plotting to gang up against Lesnar. 

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It appears like Gallows and Anderson have turned face, too, which makes it three face turns on this show!

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Balor tags in Gallows and is fired up as he lands a huge kick on Dallas, a splash and then covers... but just the two count. Gallows lands a huge boot on Dallas and tags in Anderson, as they double team. Balor then lands a Coup De Grace on Dallas.

Finn Balor, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeat The Miztourage and Elias

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Elias covers and Balor just kicks out. Elias goes back to work on Balor's left arm again. 

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We join the match as Curtis Axel and Finn Balor are in the ring. Axel tags in Elias, who goes to work on Balor's arm and then lands a few kicks to Balor's sternum. 

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Miztourage announce that their leader, The Miz, will return to RAW next week. Elias and The Miztourage sing a song for their hero, The Miz, which is hilariously bad!

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Since Goldust was last a heel, it appears now that he has turned face! It looks like he still has a lot to offer! And maybe on 2015 Live. 

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The match starts off in fast fashion, as Daivari and Alexander lock up. Alexander lands a vicious elbow on Daivari and tags in Goldust, while Daivari tags in Gulak.

Goldust has Gulak in a headlock and then lands upper cuts on Gulak. he then goes to the top rope and lands a crossbody on both Daivari and Gulak. Goldust tags in Alexander, who lands a Lumbar Check on Gulak and gets the three count.

Cedric Alexander and Goldust defeat Drew Gulak and Daivari. 

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Daivari proposes a tag team match and asks Alexander to pick a partner of his choice. WWE legend, Goldust, accepts the challenge, and we're to have a tag team match.

Could Goldust have joined the Cruiserweight Division?

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Drew Gulak and Daivari are in the ring and have an important message from Enzo Amore. Gulak goes on to read out the message and says that he Amore won't defend his title because he's down with the flu. 

Cedric Alexander interferes and says he expected competition and because of Enzo's sickness, he wants to face one of Gulak or Daivari. 

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Backstage, Paul Heyman talks to Kurt Angle and says there's a conspiracy going on at RAW as he alludes to Braun Strowman and Kane thinking of joining forces to take "The Beast" Brock Lesnar down. 

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Reigns goes for the spear, but Joe lands a kick. Reigns is pushed into the referee, and the referee almost calls the match as he speaks to Reigns. Joe takes advantage of this situation and lands a uranagi and covers... Reigns just about kicked out!

Reigns fights back but Samoa Joe puts Reigns in the Coquina Clutch, Reigns counters and lands a spear! He covers and gets the three count.

Roman Reigns defeats Samoa Joe and is still the Intercontinental Champion. This is the first time Reigns has defeated Joe in singles competition. 

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Reigns thinks about using the stairs to hit Joe, but he remembers that if he gets DQ'd, he'll lost his title. 

Reigns then lands the Superman Punch on the outside, and brings Joe into the ring to land another Superman Punch. Reigns covers, but Joe just about kicks out. Reigns is in disbelief! 

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Samoa Joe moves out of the ring; Reigns follows him and tries to go for the Superman Punch but Joe counters with a huge right to Reigns; throat. Reigns then throws Joe into the steps. 

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Back from the break, Joe is now in control of the match and continues to mock Reigns and lands punches. Reigns tells Joe "Hit Me" and lands a punch of his own. He then gets a Samoa Drop as both men are down.

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Joe, somehow, gets some momentum, and after pushing Reigns outside of the ring, Joe lands a picture-perfect suicide dive! 

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Reigns then lands quickfire clotheslines and then a drop kick, which throws Joe out of the ring. Reigns brings him back in the ring and covers, and it's just the two count! That was close!

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Joe taunts Reigns, who is lying helplessly on the floor. Joe goes back to work on Reigns' arm and shoulder... 

Reigns tries to fight back and lands a huge clothesline, which throws both men to the ground!

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Joe lands forearms and elbows into Reigns' head and then throws Reigns into the turnbuckle, who falls to the floor. 

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Joe has Reigns in a submission hold, but the crowd's chants helps Reigns in getting back to his feet and lands a few right hands. Joe counters once more with a kick to the back of the leg... Joe covers, but just the two count, again!

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Reigns counters a suplex by Joe with a suplex of his own. Joe moves out of the way and Reigns runs his shoulder into the post... covers, but just the two count. 

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Back from the break, Joe has Reigns in a submission hold; Roman tries to fight back but Samoa Joe runs his shoulder into Reigns to the ground and covers, but just the two count. 

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He continues to land right hands but Joe counters and lands a side slam, as we go into a commercial break. 

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Joe starts off the match with quick strokes to Reigns head and the back of his head, as well as a knee to the gut. Joe looks determined and on the offensive. Reigns counters with a huge right hand and then a few kicks!

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Finn Balor meets Kurt Angle backstage and officially enters himself in the Royal Rumble match. He then announces his two partners for his match against Miztourage and Elias - Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows - his former Bullet Club mates!

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Backstage, Kane tells Strowman that they can work together to tame Lesnar. Strowman tells him he can tame Lesnar by himself. 

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In the locker room, Seth Rollins advises Roman Reigns to keep calm in the match against Samoa Joe. Rollins tells Reigns to not get DQ'd and wants them both to be champions. Jason Jordan, Rollins' tag team partner, joins Rollins and Reigns and tells Reigns that if The Bar try to interfere in his match, Rollins and him will take them out!

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Once again! The crowd are pumped for it and Rhyno and Heath Slater are given another powerslam by Strowman. 

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Slater tries to come to the aid of his tag team partner, but he also faces the wrath of Strowman. The crowd is chanting "One More" and Strowman gives the crowd exactly what they want as he lands another Running Powerslam on Heath Slater and Rhyno.

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Rhyno is thrown to the corner like a little ragdoll by Strowman. Strowman lands a shoulder tackle and then a huge kick which puts Rhyno on his backside. Strowman takes the microphone and tells Heath Slater -- who is ringside -- to shut up or get in the ring.

Rhyno tries to take advantage, and Slater attacks Strowman, and Slater and Rhyno double team. Strowman lands his trademark running powerslam on Rhyno and gets the three count.

Braun Strowman defeats Rhyno.

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Next, Braun Strowman will face off against Rhyno in singles action. 

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WWE have confirmed that Enzo Amore is down with the flu and will not be in the Cruiserweight match for tonight!

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Asuka lands a HUGE kick to Bliss' face and then covers, but just the two count. Bliss then kicks Asuka out of the ring. Asuka lands another huge kick from the outside...

Asuka now has Bliss in the armbar and the RAW Women's Champion taps out.

Asuka defeats Alexa Bliss

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Asuka counters and has Bliss in a submission hold, but Bliss once again grabs the rope. Bliss runs up to Asuka and slaps her; Asuka retaliates with a slap of her own, and then lands two drop kicks, and then a missile drop kick from the second rope. 
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