WWE RAW Results: New Champions crowned; Becky Lynch's next challenger confirmed

Nikki A.S.H embraced the dark side while Rollins and Big E delivered a classic
Nikki A.S.H embraced the dark side while Rollins and Big E delivered a classic

Brock Lesnar kicked off RAW in the ring with his advocate, Paul Heyman, also alongside him. Bobby Lashley came out to join them with MVP after telling Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin off backstage. The All Mighty told his former stablemates that the Hurt Business was over.

In the ring, Lashley said that Brock had been ducking him for 20 years. Brock fired back, saying that if they had met earlier, he would have already beaten Bobby Lashley.

They made jokes about each other and Lesnar called Lashley a 'Brock Lesnar wannabe' before walking out. Cedric and Shelton tried to attack Lashley in the ring but The All Mighty turned it around. Lashley wiped them out and sent them into the ring posts before walking backstage.

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The All Mighty seems set to dethrone Lesnar and become WWE Champion once again

Backstage, Randy Orton told Riddle to get serious and tag him in if he had any trouble in the following match.

RK-Bro (c) vs. Alpha Academy - RAW Tag Team Title Match

Riddle and Gable kicked off the match and Chad grounded The Original Bro early on before taking some big kicks and a dive to the outside. After a break on RAW, Riddle made the tag to Randy who came in and tried to hit the double draping DDT on the Academy.

Gable and Otis blocked the move before Chad was dropped from the top rope with a huge superplex. Randy tried for the RKO on Gable but he blocked it, pushing Orton into Otis who hit the powerslam for the sudden pin!

Result: Alpha Academy def. RK-Bro to become the new Tag Team Champions

Grade: B-

The arena was in stunned silence as no one was expecting a title change tonight. With that, RK-Bro's exciting time as Tag Team Champions came to a close.

Damian Priest announced he would be taking part in the Royal Rumble before joining The Street Profits backstage. They were set to take on The Dirty Dawgs and Apollo Crews in a six-man tag team match.

The Street Profits & Damian Priest vs. The Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews on RAW

Crews and Ford kicked off the match and Montez was isolated early on in the Dirty Dawgs corner.

However, he was able to make the tag to Priest. The WWE United States Champion came in and kicked Roode and Ziggler in the face before hitting splashes in the corner.

The Street Profits & Damian Priest vs. The Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews on RAW (contd...)

Roode blocked the Broken Arrow attempt by Damian Priest on Ziggler as RAW continued and Dawkins came in for a big dropkick to take him out. After a break, Apollo deadlifted Ford before the Dirty Dawgs isolated him once more in the ring.

Dawkins tagged in and cleared the ring before Apollo broke his pin on Roode. Priest took Crews down on the outside before Ford hit a dive on him. In the ring, Roode and Ziggler cornered Dawkins and hit them with the combined finisher, and picked up the win.

Result: The Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews def. The Street Profits & Damian Priest

Grade: B

Seth Rollins was out next. and said he was excited for the Royal Rumble where he planned to become the new Universal Champion by beating Roman Reigns.

Big E interrupted him and announced his entry into the Royal Rumble. He planned to win the Rumble and then become the new World Champ at WrestleMania. Big E challenged Rollins to a match and Seth tried to weasel out of it but accepted the challenge eventually.

Big E vs. Seth Rollins on RAW

Rollins got the early advantage with a big boot as RAW continued and sent Big E outside for a big dive. E blocked the second dive before hitting the big splash on the apron.

Back after a break, Rollins got a big knee strike from the apron before getting a top rope knee in the ring for a near fall. Big E speared Rollins off the apron before we headed for another break.

We returned to see Rollins take a few belly-to-belly suplexes before Big E got the splash in the ring. Rollins blocked the Big Ending and got a superkick for a near fall. Rollins got a splash from the top before Big E locked in a stretch muffler.

Big E got a near fall before Rollins blocked a spear on the apron. Big E tried for a Big Ending from the top rope but Rollins blocked it. Seth got the stomp and picked up the win.

Result: Seth Rollins def. Big E

Rollins has gained some valuable heading into his match with Roman Reigns. As for Big E, it looks like Royal Rumble is his big opportunity to get back into the title picture.

Grade: B+

Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley were out next on RAW and Ripley said it was best for them to part ways. They argued about who was the better wrestler before Ripley almost walked out of the ring.

Rhea came back and the duo gave each other a hug before Nikki unloaded on Ripley, taking her out.

This was another shocking moment of the night as many were expecting the two women to team up and go for the Tag Team Titles again.

Backstage, Reggie and Dana Brooke barely escaped Tozawa, R-truth, and Tamina before the former 24/7 Champion ran into Omos backstage.

The big guy nearly took Reggie out but then asked him to watch what he does tonight in the ring because he will do the same thing to Reggie next week.

Omos vs. Promotional Talent on RAW

WWE tossed a local amateur Omos' way and he literally got stomped on as the match began. The commentators couldn't remember the guy's name as Reggie and Brooke watched the match backstage.

Omos tossed him around and hit a clothesline before hitting a big slam in the ring. He hit another slam before pinning his opponent with just one foot as the show went on.

Result: Omos def. Promotional Talent

Grade: C

Edge was out next on RAW and called Beth Phoenix to join him on the Cutting Edge.

The Rated-R Superstar said that the two of them had never had a match together and recalled Phoenix's career and ran a video package before they talked about Miz and Maryse.

Phoenix said that they were going to shut the IT couple up for good at Royal Rumble before Miz and Maryse came out. The Miz taunted Edge and Beth before running a video about Maryse's career, not to be outdone by the Hall of Famers.

Edge and Beth fired back and said that Maryse was suddenly really quiet after Phoenix showed up. Miz was talking for his wife and threatened Beth on her behalf, not noticing that Maryse had quietly retreated backstage. Once he realized Maryse was gone, Miz retreated as well before the show continued.

Austin Theory vs. AJ Styles on RAW

Austin got some big moves early in the match and sent AJ outside before knocking him off the apron with a dropkick.

Austin Theory vs. AJ Styles on RAW (contd...)

Back after a break on RAW, AJ got some big moves in the ring and took Theory down, but Austin blocked the Styles Clash.

Theory got a near fall off a neckbreaker before AJ tried for the Phenomenal Forearm, only to be wiped out by Grayson Waller at ringside.

Result: DNF

AJ took a beating at ringside but managed to turn it around and Waller retreated.

Grade: B-

Alexa Bliss was in a psychiatrist's office and hinted at the fact that she had been undergoing treatment after losing Lilly, the creepy doll. She was still not really back to her old self as she trashed the doctor's office and yelled before RAW moved on.

Becky Lynch was out next and was eager to watch the three women fight for the right to challenge her at Royal Rumble for the Women's title.

Liv Morgan vs. Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop - No. 1 Contender's Match for the RAW Women's Championship

All three women ran at each other and Doudrop was sent out of the ring before she dragged Belair outside and Morgan hit a dive on both of them.

Liv Morgan vs. Bianca Belair vs, Doudrop - No. 1 Contender's Match for the RAW Women's Championship (contd...)

Belair blocked a powerbomb from Doudrop as RAW continued before the former NXT UK star hit a double splash on Bianca and Liv. Doudrop blocked a hurricanrana and sent Morgan into Belair before getting a near fall.

Doudrop locked in a hold as the match went on and hit a splash in the corner on Liv but missed the cannonball. Morgan tried for a double stomp but Doudrop tossed her outside the ring.

Back after a break on RAW, Liv tried for a rollup on Doudrop after hitting a rana on Bianca who was on the top rope. Morgan locked in the Rings of Saturn but Belair got out of it and tried to lift her for a slam.

Morgan got her knees up and countered it before sending Belair into the turnbuckles. Doudrop came back and hit Liv with a powerbomb before Belair got a splash while the former NXT UK star was trying for the pin.

Belair slammed Liv onto Doudrop before Belair looked set to finish the match. But Lynch interfered and sent Bianca over the announcer's desk. Doudrop took advantage of the distraction and got the splash in the corner on Liv for the win.

Result: Doudrop def. Liv Morgan & Bianca Belair to become the new No. 1 Contender for the RAW Women's Championship

After the match, Lynch stepped in for a handshake with Doudrop but then tried for the Manhandle Slam before being tossed out of the ring as RAW went off the air.

Grade: B+

Episode grade: B-

Brock and Lashley had a showdown on RAW while Big E took on Seth Rollins. We also got a no. 1 contender's match for the RAW women's championship tonight on RAW.

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