Tonight’s WWE Monday Night RAW show at Tulsa, Oklahoma got kicked off by Becky Lynch. She entering the ring and right off the bat she started gloating in front of the Oklahoma crowd about how she made everyone better and she further said that Doudrop got the title shot only because of Becky’s favour. Doudrop interrupts and says Lynch hasn’t done her any favours. Bianca Belair walks down to the ring and calls Lynch a coward. Belair further says she’s going to win the Rumble. Liv Morgan comes out and says she is going to win the Rumble. Doudrop shots at the referee telling him to begin the tag team match.
Beth Phoenix and Edge met some superstars backstage including Reginald, Dana Brooke and Damian Priest. Beth received a message on her cell phone from Maryse asking her to meet her in the ring one on one. Beth tells Edge about it and Edge says that he won’t let her go to the ring alone.
Kevin Owens requested Damian Priest to stay calm tonight and he says that he is going to the ring to make a big announcement.
The KO Show – Seth Rollins was the special guest and Kevin Owens started praising Rollins for his courage and how he tackled Roman Reigns last week on SmackDown. Owens made the earth shattering announcement that he is going to enter the Rumble match. Owens says once Rollins beats Reigns and once Owens win the Rumble, they both will compete in the WM 38 main event for Universal championship.
Damian Priest interrupts Owens and Rollins. He tells Owens that he has talked to Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville and their match is going to start right now.
Backstage, Nikki Cross in an interview Sarah Schreiber says that she is not the one who broke her team with Rhea and Rhea is the one who should be blamed. Nikki further added that Rhea is the villain in all of this.
Otis and Gable came out wearing graduation gowns and they started gloating about their tag championship win and beating RK-BRO. Out comes Riddle in a graduation gown and he says that he wants a rematch. Gable says but he has one condition; academic challenge, when they do a serious of tests to see who’s a better team. Orton RKO’s Gable and accepts.
— WWE (@WWE) January 18, 2022
Before his match with Finn Balor, Austin Theory met Vince McMahon in his office. Theory thanked Mr. McMahon for giving his another opportunity again Balor. He asked Vince about what is he watching. Vince says your previous match against Balor in which he defeated you. Theory says but after that I gave him a severe beatdown and that was half the victory. Vince warns Theory that he better win this match against Balor or Theory has to face the consequences.
Rhea Ripley tells Sarah Schreiber in an interview backstage that what kind of hero attacks their friends. She says that if Nikki really thinks that Rhea is the one who is the villain in all this then she is going to show Nikki tonight what Rhea is capable of.
Rhea and Nikki entered the ring for their one on one match but before the match started, Queen Zelina and Carmella came on the ramp. Zelina called Rhea a low class loser and says that on her own Rhea is not capable of winning any title. Nikki takes the advantage of this distraction and she started attacking Rhea even before the bell rang which resulted their match in a no contest.
Dana Brooke motivated Reginald backstage for his upcoming match against Omos. R-Truth was watching the match from the balcony with popcorn in his hand.
Maryse entered the ring and she requested Beth to cancel their mixed tag team match. Beth says she won’t miss the opportunity to tag along with her husband for the first time and also to Glam Slam her. Beth further added that she is going to give her a little preview right now. Beth entered the ring and stood face to face with Maryse. Miz attacked Edge outside and they started brawling which caused a distraction to Beth. Maryse hits Beth with her purse and Beth felt flat. Maryse revealed that there was a brick in her purse after which both Maryse and Miz kissed on the ramp.
After winning the 8 man tag team match Rey and Dominik throws Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins over the top rope teasing the upcoming Rumble match confrontation. Montez and Dawkins got shocked as Rey even throws his own son Dominik over the top rope later on.
— WWE (@WWE) January 18, 2022
Miz told Maryse at Parking lot that next week he is going to do a ravishing celebration for her birthday. Maryse and Miz kissed as the interviewer leaves.
Alexa Bliss Journey Back to RAW Segment – Bliss scared off the psychiatrist and he left telling her that our time is up.
During the main event match between Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin attacked Lashley which gave Lashley a disqualification win over Rollins. Lashley Spears Benjamin through the barricade. Rollins was distracted see this action and The Usos came from behind and double superkicked him on the face ending tonight’s show.
Monday Night RAW 17 January 2022 Winners and Losers
1. Becky Lynch and Doudrop vs.Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan – Tag Team Match
Result – Becky Lynch and Doudrop wins via pinfall
2. Damian Priest vs. Kevin Owens – Singles Match
Result – Kevin Owens wins via pinfall
3. Finn Balor vs. Austin Theory – Singles Match
Result – Austin Theory wins via pinfall
4. Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki Cross – Singles Match
Result – No Contest
5. Reginald vs. Omos – Singles Match
Result – Reginald wins via pinfall
6. The Street Profits, Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio vs. The Dirty Dawgs, Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez – 8 Man Tag Team Match
Result – The Street Profits, Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio wins via pinfall
7. Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins – Singles Match
Result – Bobby Lashley wins via disqualification