WWE Raw Results for Jan. 13: Daniel Bryan, John Cena & Randy Orton Prepare for Royal Rumble, Ultimate Warrior in Hall of Fame, More
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Tag Team Match: The Usos vs Bray Wyatt & Daniel Bryan
The Usos awaited Wyatt's & Bryan's ring entrance to kick off the show, with Bryan working well with the clan's leader, matching his ruthless aggression throughout the bout. The Usos managed to get the upper-hand and set up both of their opponents for a Double Body-Splash but were attacked by Luke Harper and Erick Rowan before they could hit their moves, giving the siblings the disqualification victory.
Winner: The Usos via disqualification
Damien Sandow vs John Cena
Sandow received an opportunity to end his current rut and gain a measure of revenge after failing to cash in his MITB briefcase in a rematch against John Cena, who was preparing for his match against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble. Sandow put up a good fight, trying to make Cena submit with his own version of the STF only to have the former WWE champion power out and finish his opponent off with the Attitude Adjustment in front of his father watching in the front row.
Winner: John Cena
Backstage, WWE Director of Operations Kane questions Raw General Manager's Brad Maddox's ability to enforce the rules after the result of the opening match. Maddox schedules a rematch in the main event: Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt versus the Usos in a Steel Cage match. Kane said he liked the idea and added the stipulation that he would be the one holding the key to the cage.
Jack Swagger of the Real Americans (w/ Antonio Cesaro & Zeb Colter) vs The Big Show
The Big Show, intent on sending his Royal Rumble foe Brock Lesnar a message, crushed Swagger with a shoulder-tackle to set him up for a choke-slam and the win. After the match, The Big Show scared Cesaro off into the audience and knocked Zeb Colter out with a WMD as he was attending to his fallen protege.
Winner: The Big Show
Six Man Tag Team Match: The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns) vs CM Punk & The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & "Badass" Billy Gunn)
Punk continued his war with The Shield this week, teaming up with The New Age Outlaws, but paid a price for teaming up with the former D-Generation X duo. Punk, in trouble during the match, reached out for the tag only to be left hanging by the former five-time WWE Tag Team champions, who deserted Punk, leaving him his own against Triple H's "Hounds of Justice". Punk fought back but could not beat the "numbers game" taking a spear from Reigns to once again get pinned by The Shield's strongman. After the match, Reigns and The Shield Tripled Power-Bombed Punk to add salt to his wounds.
Winner: The Shield
Tag Team Match: WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee & Tamina vs The Funkadactyls
The WWE Divas Champion was team up with her bodyguard Tamina, against the Funkadactyls, with AJ managing to catch Naomi with a Shining Wizard to sneak away with the win.
Winner: AJ Lee & Tamina
Ultimate Warrior was announced as the first person inducted in the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs Kofi Kingston (non-title match)
The champion was dominant throughout, punishing Kingston and seemingly having the bout in hand before attempting a Hangman DDT that Kingston reversed into an S.O.S. and managed to get the upset victory over the "Apex Predator". After the match, the champion took out his frustration on John Cena's father, who was watching the matches ringside as a fan, attacking him before making his way back to the locker room.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs Curtis Axel & Ryback (non-title)
Rhodes managed to nail Ryback, late in the match, with the Disaster Kick with Goldust providing an assist by knocking the bully off the apron. Axel attempted a roll-up on Rhodes, failing to score the pin. Axel recovered, attempting a Neck-Breaker on Rhodes, only to have it reversed and get hit with a Cross Rhodes finisher for the pin.
Winner: Cody Rhodes & Goldust
Rey Mysterio vs Alberto Del Rio
Mysterio seemed to have the match in hand, setting up and hitting Del Rio with the 619 but Del Rio recovered and tripped Mysterio after he climbed the top rope, clamping on the Cross Armbreaker to make Mysterio tap out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Steel Cage Match: The Usos vs Bray Wyatt & Daniel Bryan
The Usos managed to match Wyatt's and Bryan's physicality throughout their match, using their speed and the confines of the cage to their advantage. All four men scaled the cage late in the match, with both tag team partners needing to leave the cage and touch the floor to be declared winners. But the Usos, clicking as a team, knocked Bryan off the side of the cage, crashing into the Wyatt patriarch and costing the Wyatts the match, suffering their third loss since Bryan joined the clan. After the match, locked inside the cage together, Bryan attacked Wyatt, punishing him with a series of kicks and knees, with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan unable to help, before climbing to the top of the cage and leading a "YES!" chant with the crowd to end the show.
Winner: The Usos
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