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WWE RAW Results (1/4/16)

Roman Reigns defends his WWE World Title later against Sheamus with Mr. McMahon as the special guest referee!


The first RAW of 2016 kicked off with Stephanie McMahon and WWE World Champion Roman Reigns in a back-and-forth on the mic. 

1. Kevin Owens defeated Neville via the pop-up powerbomb
- Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose was on commentary
- After the match, Owens and Ambrose brawled again

Backstage, Mr. McMahon was shown arriving to the arena.

2. Titus O' Neil def. Stardust via the Clash of Titus

3. Becky Lynch def. Divas Champion Charlotte (w/ Ric Flair) via a roll-up in a non-title match
- After the match, Charlotte attacked Becky

Backstage, Vince McMahon and Sheamus talked about the main event.

4. Ryback vs. The Big Show went to a no contest
- The Wyatt Family attacked Ryback then Big Show to send a message that they'll be dominating the Royal Rumble Match

5. Rusev and United States Champion Alberto del Rio def. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso)

6. Heath Slater def. Dolph Ziggler via a roll-up
- Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel and Adam Rose interfered, costing Ziggler the match
- Slater, Dallas, Axel and Rose then officially formed the Social Outcasts stable

Back from the break, Vince approached Roman Reigns backstage to brief him about the main event.

Then, in the ring, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day were mocking everybody again, when the returning Chris Jericho interrupted! He mocked New Day then announced that he'll be in the Royal Rumble Match!

7. Six-man Tag Team Match: WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) def. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) and Kalisto

8. WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Roman Reigns def. Sheamus via the Superman Punch to retain his title
- Special guest referee Mr. McMahon (and an interfering Stephanie McMahon) was knocked out. Referee Scott Armstrong rushed to the ring, but he too was taken out.
- A third ref, John Cone, soon came down to count the pin.
- After the match, Vince recovered and announced that Reigns will defend his WWE World Title at the Royal Rumble... in the 30-man Royal Rumble Match!

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