WWE Raw notes: Nikki ASH ambushes Rhea Ripley, Seth Rollins on SD, Grayson Waller

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/01/10/wwe-raw-notes-nikki-ash-ambushes-rhea-ripley-seth-rollins-on-sd-grayson-waller/

The partnership between former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley has come to an end. They had an in-ring segment that resulted in Nikki ambushing Ripley after some miscommunication between the two sides. They failed to regain the Women’s Tag Titles on the 1/3 Raw.

WHAT is @WWENikkiASH thinking?!#WWERaw @RheaRipley_WWE pic.twitter.com/1uFRT7suVp

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

Seth Rollins is scheduled to appear on the 1/14 Friday Night SmackDown on FOX. Rollins is challenging Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at the Royal Rumble. Rollins was in action on tonight’s Raw and defeated Big E in singles competition.

NXT 2.0’s Tommaso Ciampa and Pete Dunne were in action prior to Raw going live. Their matches will air as a part of the next ‘Main Event’ episode. Ciampa defeated T-BAR and Dunne picked up a win over Akira Tozawa.

On the 1/11 NXT 2.0, AJ Styles is going one-on-one with Grayson Waller. Waller appeared on tonight’s Raw and interfered in Styles’ match with Austin Theory. Styles was able to regain control of the situation and chased Waller out of the ring.

GRAYSON STRIKES AGAIN.

Safe to say @AJStylesOrg can't wait to battle @GraysonWWE tomorrow night on @WWENXT 2.0! #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/Tp0uTnhlsk

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

The build to Alexa Bliss’ return began on Raw. She spoke to a ‘therapist’ and had flashbacks of losing to Charlotte Flair at Extreme Rules.

Deep breaths, @AlexaBliss_WWE. Deep … breaths…#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/u4XSZFnDyh

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

It is official that Edge and Beth Phoenix are teaming up at the Royal Rumble to take on The Miz and Maryse. During their segment on tonight’s Raw, while The Miz was speaking highly of Maryse, she removed herself from the confrontation after Beth Phoenix alerted Maryse what she is going to do to her at the Royal Rumble.

Uh oh.@mikethemiz@MaryseMizanin#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/yHB38u4oIU

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

The enhancement talent that fell in defeat to Omos is Leo Sparrow. He’s a student of Brian Myers and Pat Buck’s Create A Pro Wrestling Academy.

WHO YA GOT?!@TheGiantOmos#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/9x0JAzdi1h

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

Following Bobby Lashley’s segment with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar to promote their match at the Royal Rumble, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin attempted to attack Lashley. Lashley took both Hurt Business members out.

A @BrockLesnar wannabe? @fightbobby doesn't think so, and he just showed @Sheltyb803 & @CedricAlexander what being #TheAllMighty is all about.#WWERaw @The305MVP @HeymanHustle pic.twitter.com/Xe4MmXNg2V

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

During the 24/7 Title segment on tonight’s program, Tamina had a cheesesteak thrown in her face. Tamina is celebrating her birthday today.

Who throws a cheesesteak, honestly?!

And on @TaminaSnuka's birthday too! 😞

Way to go, @TozawaAkira & @RonKillings#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/BxwaoiLd3s

— WWE (@WWE) January 11, 2022

As of this writing, here is the match card for the 2022 Royal Rumble on January 29th:

  • Men’s Royal Rumble Match: Johnny Knoxville, Montez Ford, Angelo Dawkins, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio, Austin Theory, Sheamus, AJ Styles, Damian Priest, Big E
  • Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse
  • Women’s Royal Rumble Match: Charlotte Flair, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Rhea Ripley, Lita, Nikki A.S.H., Mickie James, Summer Rae, Shotzi, Natalya, Michelle McCool, Dana Brooke, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Aliyah, Kelly Kelly, Tamina, Shayna Baszler, Naomi
  • WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP)
  • WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Seth Rollins
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Doudrop