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The new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will defend the title at the Royal Rumble…against Bobby Lashley.
Lashley earned the shot on last night’s RAW by winning a 4-way main event against Big E, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens. Lashley pinned Owens.
Lesnar appeared at the top of last night’s show…alongside Paul Heyman.
Another match was made last night for the Royal Rumble - The Miz & Maryse vs. Edge & Beth Phoenix.
We also have the first entrants confirmed for the Rumble match itself - Austin Theory…Rey and Dominik Mysterio…and Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins from the Street Profits.
The challenger for Becky Lynch’s RAW Women’s Title at the Royal Rumble will be decided on next week’s RAW. It’ll be Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Doudrop.
Getting back to last night’s RAW…
Damian Priest beat Dolph Ziggler to retain the United States Championship.
The Women’s Tag Champs Queen Zelina & Carmella got a quick win over Rhea Ripley & Nikki ASH.
The Alpha Academy beat the RAW Tag Champs Randy Orton & Riddle. Otis pinned Riddle.
Omos scored a dominating win over AJ Styles.
The Street Profits beats Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez.
24/7 Champ Dana Brooke & Reggie won a mixed tag over Tamina & Akira Tozawa.
NXT has a big show tonight. It’s New Year’s Evil!
Tommaso Ciampa defends the NXT Championship against Bron Breakker in the main event.
Mandy Rose puts the NXT Women’s Title on the line in a 3-Way against Raquel Gonzalez and Cora Jade.
Also tonight, a Title Unification match - North American Champion Carmelo Hayes vs. Cruiserweight Champion Roderick Strong. The lineages will be combined under the North American Title.
WALTER returns to NXT. He’ll team up with the NXT Tag Champs Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner…to face MSK and one-half of the RAW Tag Champs Riddle.
Plus, AJ Styles is back for another confrontation with Grayson Waller.
(STINGER: New Japan)
If it’s January 4th, it must be the Tokyo Dome. New Japan holding Night 1 of Wrestle Kingdom 16 on Tuesday.
The main event has Shingo Takagi defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Kazuchika Okada.
Will Ospreay awaits the winner in the main event of Night 2 on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday’s card…
KENTA defends the IWGP United States Title against Hiroshi Tanahashi in a No Disqualification match.
Bullet Club’s House of Torture - EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi defend the NEVER 6-Man Titles against Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & YOH.
Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask defend the Jr. Tag Titles in a 3-Way against Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo…and Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi.
Plus, Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb…SANADA vs. Great-O-Khan…and a special match from STARDOM - Starlight Kid & Mayu Iwatani vs. Saya Kamitani & Tam Nakano. Kamitani won the Wonder Of Stardom Title from Nakano just last week.
Sammy Guevara will get a rematch for the TNT Championship. He’ll challenge the new champ Cody Rhodes at the Battle Of The Belts special on TNT Saturday night.
Tonight’s Dark…has Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Colt Cabana..JD Drake vs. Brian Pillman Jr…Alan “5” Angels vs. Tony Nese…Sammy Guevara vs. Ho Ho Lun…and Marina Shafir vs. Valentina Rossi.
Jake Atlas made his AEW debut on last night’s Dark: Elevation…and he got a win over Serpentico.
Also, Megan Bayne beat Leila Grey…and Skye Blue beat Angelica Risk.
Tonight’s NWA Powerrr has…Miguel Robles vs. Jeremiah Plunkett vs. Jamie Stanley vs. Alex Taylor in a “play in” match in the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament.
Plus, La Rebelion - Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf 450 - team up with Homicide against Jax Dane & The End.
NWA Women’s Champ Kamille & Missa Kate vs. Kylie Rae & Tootie Lynn
and Natalia Markova vs. Paola Blaze.
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