Hello WWE fans, today we will look at the results of recent WWE shows, Ronda Rousey’s return, AJ Styles entering the Elimination Chamber, Kay Lee Ray going after the WWE NXT Women’s Championship, and the Sami Zayn-Johnny Knoxville feud.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
Ridge Holland & Sheamus defeated Cesaro & Ricochet
Naomi defeated Sonya Deville
Rick Boogs & Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Jinder Mahal & Shanky
The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) defeated Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss
WWE Royal Rumble
Seth Rollins defeated WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns via disqualification
Ronda Rousey won the Women’s Royal Rumble, outlasting Alicia Fox, Aliyah, Bianca Belair, Brie Bella, Cameron, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Dana Brooke (w/ Reggie), Ivory, Kelly Kelly, Lita, Liv Morgan, Melina, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Molly Holly, Naomi, Natalya, Nikki ASH, Nikki Bella, Queen Zelina, Rhea Ripley, Sarah Logan, Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Sonya Deville, Summer Rae, and Tamina
WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeated Doudrop
WWE Title: Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP) defeated WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) to become the new WWE Champion.
Beth Phoenix & Edge defeated Maryse & The Miz
Brock Lesnar won the Men’s Royal Rumble, outlasting AJ Styles, Angelo Dawkins, Austin Theory, Bad Bunny, Big E, Chad Gable, Damian Priest, Dolph Ziggler, Dominik Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Happy Corbin, Johnny Knoxville, Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston, Madcap Moss, Montez Ford, Omos, Otis, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Rick Boogs, Ricochet, Riddle, Ridge Holland, Robert Roode, Sami Zayn, Shane McMahon, and Sheamus
With Ronda Rousey back in action in WWE, there is a lot of speculation regarding which brand she will wrestle on, and a rumor is that it will be the SmackDown brand. I think it should be the RAW brand. Rousey and Becky Lynch feuded in 2019, but they never had a singles match. So in a way, the feud never truly ended. Rousey wrestling Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship one-on-one would be an opportunity for this to finally happen.
Also there are many fresh options for Ronda Rousey in terms of who to work with. If she’s on SmackDown, who will she wrestle? Sasha Banks? They’ve wrestled each other before. Charlotte Flair? They’ve wrestled each other before. Shayna Baszler? Sure, MMA fans would love to see the two former MMA stars in a match together, but it would be best two keep them on separate brands, giving MMA fans a reason to follow both brands. So that leaves Natalya, Naomi, Shotzi, Aliyah, and Xia Li.
On the RAW brand, however, there are many more wrestlers for Ronda Rousey to have first-time singles matches with- Alexa Bliss (they’ve wrestled before, but Bliss’ persona and style changed since then), Carmella, Tamina, Bianca Belair, Nikki ASH, Rhea Ripley, Queen Zelina, and Doudrop.
Rhea Ripley defeated Nikki ASH
The Miz defeated Dominik Mysterio (w/ Rey Mysterio)
Austin Theory defeated Kevin Owens in an “Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match”
Angelo Dawkins (w/ Montez Ford) defeats Dolph Ziggler
Riddle defeated Otis (w/ Chad Gable) in an “Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match”
Bianca Belair defeated Carmella
AJ Styles defeated Rey Mysterio in an “Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match”
AJ Styles didn’t win the Royal Rumble, but he has a second chance at being in the title scene at WrestleMania with possibly winning the WWE Championship in the Elimination Chamber. As I wrote last month, 2022 should be the year that AJ Styles’ time comes.
#WWEChamber just became PHENOMENAL!@AJStylesOrg#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/V61zQny0zs — WWE (@WWE) February 1, 2022
WWE NXT 2.0
Imperium (Fabian Aichner, Gunther & Marcel Barthel) defeated The Diamond Mine (Brutus Creed, Julius Creed & Roderick Strong) (w/ Ivy Nile & Malcolm Bivens)