Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw 25 results for January 22, 2018. The 25th anniversary Raw special featured Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler doing commentary from a second location (the Manhattan Center), a formal Raw in the Barclays Center, appearances from numerous former WWE stars and legends and an Intercontinental Championship match.
Be back here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Raw 25 column.
WWE Raw 25 Results:
– The show opened with Stephanie and Shane McMahon presenting a commemorative plaque to Vince McMahon for 25 years of Raw. Vince complained about the plaque and ran his mouth until Stone Cold Steve Austin appeared. Vince tried to back down from the inevitable Stunner, and told Austin to beat up Shane instead. Austin hit a Stone Cold Stunner on Shane, gave Vince a Stone Cold Stunner as well, and then gave Shane a second Stunner. Watch here.
1. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James and Asuka defeated Absolution, Alicia Fox and Nia Jax. Banks won the match for her team by submission with a Banks Statement on Fox. After the match, an impromptu “battle royal” broke out, which Asuka won.
– Kurt Angle had a backstage segment including cameos from Jonathan Coachman, Harvey Wippleman, The Brooklyn Brawler, Brother Love, Teddy Long and the Boogeyman.
– The Undertaker cut a promo about his legacy. Watch here.
– WWE paid tribute to former General Manager characters, bringing out John Laurinaitis, William Regal, Eric Bischoff and current Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan. The Miz made his entrance for his Intercontinental Championship match and had a staredown with Bryan.
2. Intercontinental Championship Match: The Miz defeated Roman Reigns (c). The Miztourage interfered multiple times, allowing The Miz to expose one of the turnbuckles. Reigns missed a spear and crashed into the exposed buckle, and the Miz followed up with a Skull-crushing Finale to win the match and become an 8-time Intercontinental Champion. Watch here.