Minutes to Bell Time

January 10, 2022 – Monday Night Raw

January 10, 2022 – Monday Night Raw

Monday Night Raw Results

*Live from Philadelphia, PA.

*Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman to the ring (meanwhile Bobby Lashley is seen in Gorilla Position telling Shelton & Cedric that the Hurt Business is no more)…Brock greets Philly & is immediately interrupted by Lashley & MVP…Lashley says Brock has been ducking him for 20 years…Brock says he’s been busy winning championships & didn’t know who Bobby was until he faced him at Day 1…calls him a Brock Lesnar wannabe before dropping the mic…Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin attack Lashley & their timing couldn’t be worse…for them.

(1)  Alpha Academy defeat RK-Bro…to become the NEW Raw Tag Team Champions…Randy doesn’t notice Otis tag in & walks into a World’s Strongest Slam for the win (09:16).

*Damian Priest officially declares for the Royal Rumble.

*Bianca Belair backstage promo…last year she walked out of Mania as the champ…once she wins the triple threat tonight, she’ll beat Becky at the Rumble & walk into Mania as champ this year.

(2)  Dirty Dawgs & Apollo Crews defeat Street Profits & Damian Priest…Dawkins doesn’t see Dolph tagging in for Roode…so as Dawkins hits the Anointment on Roode, Dolph is able to surprise Dawkins with a Zig Zag for the win (09:11).

*Seth Rollins to the ring…plans to become Universal Champion at Royal Rumble…Big E. interrupts, challenges Seth to a 1-on-1 tonight…Seth tries to avoid it at first, then accepts…

(3)  Seth Rollins defeats Big E.…Rollins hits the Stomp for the win (17:57).

*Nikki ASH & Rhea Ripley in the ring with Sarah…Nikki “officially” challenges Carmella & Zelina to another tag title match…Rhea is confused because she thought they were out here to declare for the Rumble…Rhea thinks it’s time they go their separate ways…Nikki insinuates that she stayed in this team for Rhea’s sake…Rhea is pissed but still wants to part as friends…they share a hug, but seconds later Nikki attacks & drops Rhea.

*Reggie & Dana are about to share a cheesesteak backstage…they narrowly escape R-Truth, Tozawa, & Tamina…but then Reggie runs into Omos around the corner & gets throttled…Omos tells Reggie to watch his match tonight & know that next week he will do worse (to Reggie?).

*Doudrop backstage promo…Bianca was her detour on the way to becoming champion…at Royal Rumble Becky will get Doudropped.

(4)  Omos defeats Nick Sanders…2-Handed Chokebomb for the win (01:38).

*The Cutting Edge with special guest Beth Phoenix…Edge reminds Beth just how much ass she kicked in the ring with a video package…Miz & Maryse interrupt, Miz gets some cheat heel heat with the Philly crowd then counters with a Maryse video package…Beth has some strong words for Maryse that seem to make her re-think a match & head backstage.

*Austin Theory backstage with Kevin Patrick…he’ll beat AJ Styles tonight & Vince will have no choice but to “continue to invest in Austin Theory.”

(5)  AJ Styles defeats Austin Theory by DQ…when AJ rolls out for a breather & is attacked by Grayson Waller at ringside (06:58)…AFTER…as AJ recovers, Waller bails & heads backstage where he tells Kevin Patrick that what we saw was just a taste of what AJ can expect tomorrow on NXT 2.0.

*Becky Lynch to the ring to scout her possible Royal Rumble opponents.

*Alexa Bliss therapy session…the doctor shows her footage of Lilly being ripped apart…Alexa acts out by spilling water on the floor, breaking the pitcher against the wall, & destroying a few more things around the office before the doc leaves for his own safety.

(6)  Doudrop defeats Liv Morgan & Bianca Belair…in a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH to become the #1 Contender to the Raw Women’s Championship…Bianca hits a KOD on Liv but Becky Lynch knocks Bianca off the cover to stop her from getting the pinfall…as Bianca chases Becky around ringside, Doudrop hits a Bonzai Drop (I’m guessing we’ll be renaming that “The Dou-drop”) on Liv for the win (14:42)…and will therefore face Becky Lynch at the Royal Rumble…AFTER…Becky offers a handshake but instead slaps Doudrop, then tries to hit a ManHandle Slam but gets shoved off & out of the ring as the show ends.


Check out HighSpots for signed and exclusive wrestling items.


If you enjoy Minutes to Bell Time, consider subscribing to my weekly pro wrestling letter. You can read last week’s letter and subscribe by Clicking Here.

Share this: