WWE Monday Night Raw 1/18/16…Raw Is Jericho

On Martin Luther King Jr Day, we get the video from the legend himself.  The dream will live on.

Very sad news about the passing of “Iron” Mike Sharpe, one of my favorite preliminary wrestlers, from the 70s and 80s.  Also Glenn Frey, of the Eagles passed away to yesterday.

We are live in Columbus, Ohio.  Michael Cole, JBL, and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.  As the theme says, tonight is the night.

Tonight, Chris Jericho gives us The Highlight Reel, with his guest being Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman.

The WWE World Champion, Roman Reigns comes out to the ring.

This Sunday, it will literally be 1 Vs All, because he will be the first man to put his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against 29 other men.

But that is this Sunday, he is only thinking about one man tonight.  Brock Lesnar, and he’s looking to finish what Brock started last week right now.

Enter Chris Jericho.

Roman doesn’t have Brock, he has Y2J, and he’s the Ayatollah of Rock N Rolla.

Roman wants Brock, so Chris has a proposition.  Brock will be a guest on The Highlight Reel, so he is thinking of having the three top contenders on the same segment.  Reigns, Brock, and Jericho.

The League of Nations come out.  Sheamus wants to know when did Royal Rumble become Reigns Vs Lesnar?  Because they are facing 28 other superstars, including The League of Nations, who plan on taking back what is rightfully theirs, The WWE World Heavyweight Title.

Sheamus brings up Chris not inviting League of Nations to the Highlight Reel, that is just stupid.

Chris suggests he has Sheamus’ mohawk on the show, so he can find out why it makes Sheamus look so stupid.

Del Rio reminds us he won the largest Royal Rumble match, and we’d like to forget about that.

Rusev tells us everything is a rumble in Bulgaria.

One of them will win the Rumble, and they should be in his show tonight.

Chris asks Roman who won the Royal Rumble match last year?

Reigns did.

And who did Roman throw out to win the match?

Rusev.

So in respect to Lana, when things matter the most, it seems Rusev comes up a little short.

Reigns proposes he faces Rusev, right now.

Jericho agrees to the match, and he makes himself the special guest ref.

That match is up, now.

League Of Nations used their numbers, and Jericho threw them out of ringside.  So Reigns hits the Superman Punch, and a spear for the win.

Tonight, Reigns goes face to face with The Beast in The Highlight Reel.

We come back, and Stephanie realized Jericho made a match.  She threatens to never do that, again.

Our ritual “Total Divas” is coming back, Natalya Vs Brie Bella.

Paige and Nattie are best friends, again.

In record-breaking time, Nattie makes Brie tap out to the Sharpshooter.

Moving on, 6-man tag match.  The Wyatts Vs The Dudley Boyz and Ryback.

We find out who drew number one in the Rumble match, tonight.

The Wyatts pick up the win, when Luke gets Bubba on his Lariant.

Bray reminds us that it’s all about the numbers this Sunday, and they will rule everything.

Follow the buzzards.

We will find out who is the number one entrant of The Royal Rumble.

Big Show is going one on one with Heath Slater.

Big Show knocked out all of the Social Outcasts, and Big Show is a babyface, again.

Stephanie is trying to rally The League of Nations, for some reason.

League of Nations assure Stephanie they aren’t scared of anybody, and Stephanie dares them to prove it.

Vince and Stephanie are now on the ramp, about to choose the person who will be the first entrant of the Royal Rumble.

Vince tells us the odds of Roman winning the Rumble is the same as one of us winning the Powerball.

So you say we still have a chance, Vince?

The first entrant of the Royal Rumble match is?

Roman Reigns.

They are going to try this again?  God, this is awful.

It’s….

Roman Reigns.

But wait, let’s do this again.  Because nothing says riveting TV like picking the number one entrant.

It’s….

Roman Reigns.

Wait a second, his name was there twice?

Vince tells us he’s the first entrant, and that means he won’t be there at the end.  You can believe that.

Charlotte joins us for commentary for the next match.

Becky Lynch Vs Tamina.

WOOOOOOO!!!!

Charlotte was scouting the match, along with her father, Ric Flair.  Becky wins the match, making Tamina tap out to the Disarmer.

Becky wants a title match for the Divas Title.

Charlotte tells Becky she lost the title match, and doesn’t deserve one.  Becky talks some trash to Ric, saying a champion like Flair would never deny a title shot to someone.  Maybe he is more of a coward at his old age.

Ric tells her if she wants a title shot against the greatest of all-time, she has it.

WOOOOOOO

Title match is on this Sunday.

Next, it’s Ambrose and Kalisto Vs Sheamus and Del Rio.

This Thursday night on Smackdown, Miz TV, with Ambrose and Owens.

Also this Thursday, Reigns vs the entire League of Nations.

Kevin Owens joins the crew at commentary.

Sheamus wins with his team, pinning Kalisto with a Brogue Kick.

Earlier tonight, Reigns called out Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho came out to invite Reigns to The Highlight Reel, with Brock.

That happens, later tonight.

We see clips from last week on Raw, when The Usos pin The New Day, with some help from Chris Jericho.

Earlier today, we had the funeral of the trombone.  Her name was Francesca.  Who knew?

Big E. is giving us the eulogy.

Tonight, Big E. will get some revenge on Jey Uso, in honor of Francesca.

Royal Rumble video, it’s all about the numbers is playing now.

Jey Uso Vs Big E, now.

Big E. gets the revenge for Francesca.  He pins Jey with a Big Ending.

8-man tag action is next.

Henry, Titus, Truth, and Neville Vs Stardust, The Ascension, and Breeze.

Neville hits Red Arrow for the pin fall victory for his team.

Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel, with Reigns and Lesnar in the ring, at the same time is next.

Reigns Vs League of Nations this Thursday night, but Chris Jericho is here.

For the first time, the top 3 contenders will be in the ring.  The reigning, and defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns.  We have a 6-time World Champion in Chris Jericho, and we have “The Beast”.

Paul Heyman interrupts him, but Chris wants Brock in the ring.

Heyman assures Chris there will be a F-5 in line for Columbus, Ohio.  Now the last time Chris and Brock locked horns, it would not have been a Jericho highlight.  But rather a Brock Lesnar highlight.

However, his client’s focus will not be on Chris, it will be on the reigning, defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns.

Jericho tells Paul he didn’t get to talk his way out of his client competing out of The Royal Rumble.

Brock Lesnar is one of the most dominant performers in WWE history, but Brock has enemies, in all 29 men.  So the question is did he try to get Brock out of the Rumble, because he knew he didn’t stand a good chance at winning?

Heyman sees it like this, his client was never pinned out of the title, so he thought he should get a bye into Wrestlemania.  But the fact is we have 29 other competitors vying for their chance to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  But there is one conqueror, one BEAST, one Brock Lesnar.  But he loves the box office appeal.

If he told us we’d get to see Lesnar Vs Alberto Del Rio, we’d get the network.  Lesnar Vs Sheamus.  Lesnar Vs Reigns.  We’d see Brock vs any surprise entrant, he will throw men over the top rope, and become the undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  Because he guarantees that this Sunday at Royal Rumble, Brock will turn 29 men into Suplex City.

So Chris has a question, what if it truly is Chris Jericho Vs Brock Lesnar as the final 2 participants?  What if Chris Jericho throws Brock Lesnar over the top rope, and become the 7-time WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and goes on to Wrestlemania?

Well, here comes the pain!!

And here comes Reigns, before Brock can go to the ring.  He wants himself some of Brock.

We get a big fight here, with Reigns hitting 2 Spears on Lesnar.  League of Nations come in, but Brock takes care of them.  But now come The Wyatts.  They take care of both Reigns and Brock, and the show ends with The Wyatts standing tall.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

The show was what it was, more or less.  Centered around the Royal Rumble match itself.  But I loved how they kept The Wyatts here strong, and they truly have built them up, to the point where I can honestly see Bray Wyatt winning this Sunday, and being the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

I truly want to see Ambrose Vs Owens too in a Last Man Standing match.  I also expect to see Becky Lynch Vs Charlotte being a good match, and we can’t forget about The New Day Vs The Usos.

But with Reigns being selected number one, I can’t see him winning it all.  We will see some surprises this week, but I can’t think we have many favorites.

Win or lose, that was Raw tonight.  What was your thoughts on the show, and who do you pick to win the Rumble?  Send me your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have had this blog up for a few years, writing every Monday night and anytime in between. Always check the site out, send me a comment on what your thoughts are for the current state of wrestling.

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