WWF RAW Results (January 21, 2002)

WWF RAW Results

January 21st, 2002
LIVE From: Greenville, South Carolina
Commentators: Jim Ross & Jerry “The King” Lawler
Report by: Adam Martin of WrestleView.com

A promo is shown about Martin Luther King Day.

The WWF opening promo hits. Highlights are shown of previous Royal Rumble’s in the past. They show numerous highlights leading up to this years Royal Rumble and Triple H winning it.

The RAW promo hits. The pyro goes off in the BI-LO Center in Greenville to begin the show!

They show it’s going to be The Rock & Triple H vs. Chris Jericho & Kurt Angle in the Main Event.

6-Man Tag Team Match
Rob Van Dam, Tazz, & Spike vs. Booker T & Dudley Boyz w/ Stacy Keibler
Bell rings and Booker T and RVD start. Booker and RVD exchange left and rights. Booker T sends RVD into ropes, misses clothesline but hits elbow to chest. Booker works on RVD on the ground. Booker hits a few kicks to RVD but RVD counters after another and hits a sidekick of his own. RVD misses a side kick and RVD counters with one of his own and hits a modified moonsault on the ground for a 2 count. RVD tags in Tazz and Tazz takes down Booker. Bubba interferes and pulls Tazz’s head down on the ropes. D-Von gets tagged in and he works on Tazz. D-Von tags in Bubba. Bubba works on Tazz in a corner followed by a suplex. Bubba knocks Spike off the ring apron. Bubba hits a few elbows to the chest on Tazz and gets a 2 count after the pin. Bubba tags in Booker T. Booker hits the head scissors kick on Tazz and then decides not to do the Spinaroonie to the crowd. D-Von gets tagged in. D-Von works on Tazz in the corner. D-Von hits a leg drop and Tazz and gets a 2 count after the pin. D-Von throws Tazz to the outside. Bubba throws Tazz into steel steps on the outside. Bubba throws Tazz back in. Tazz hits a big belly to belly suplex on D-Von. Tazz crawls and tags in RVD. D-Von tags in Bubba. RVD hits many side kicks to Bubba before blocking a charge in the corner and hitting a modified cross body on Bubba off the turnbuckle and only gets a 2 count off the pin. RVD takes down both Booker T and D-Von. RVD goes off both ropes and tries a rolling thunder on Bubba but he misses. Bubba picks up RVD and hits a big neckbreaker. Bubba almost gets a 3 count but Spike breaks it up. RVD climbs the top rope but Booker knocks him off to the outside. Tazz hits a behind back suplex on Booker T. Tazz turns around and gets a 3-D. When D-Von hits the ring from the 3-D, RVD climbs the top rope and hits the 5 Star Splash on D-Von to get the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners – Rob Van Dam, Tazz, & Spike

A shot of Chris Jericho’s door is shown. Jericho will speak next.


Interview Segment – Jericho, HHH, Kurt Angle, Rock
RAW comes back from commercial. The Y2J Countdown Clock begins. The pryo hits, Break The Walls Down! Chris Jericho appears making his way down the ramp with both Undisputed Championship’s in hand. Jericho gets the mic and begins to speak. He taunts the crowd by saying well, well, well. It’s 24 hours after the Royal Rumble and guess who is still the Undisputed Champion of the world…me! He says he tried to warn all of you. He tried to tell everyone that he wasn’t joke. He said what did you all do? He said you invited all your little friends over to watch the Royal Rumble. He said you called Frank and asked if you want to see The Rock kick Chris Jericho’s ass. He said everyone thought that The Rock was going to win. He said guess what happened, The Rock lost. He said that even if you don’t like that, you have to appreciate everything he has accomplished. He said you can’t ignore everything I have done. He said he has done what no one /* has done. He said he has beaten every WWF superstar and he deserves to be called the Undisputed Champion. He said there is good news and that is that he is a very forgiving man. He said even if you, the fans, never gave him a chance. He said he is going to give them the chance to get up and clap there dirty little hands. He said he demands you give the Undisputed Champion the ovation he deserves now. Time To Play The Game hits. Triple H makes his way down the entranceway water in hand. He gets into the ring continuing to stare down Jericho before clapping to him. Triple H grabs a mic and begins to speak. Triple H says isn’t it funny that no matter what he has done, whatever he has accomplished, he is the only one applauding him. He said how can you blame the people for not cheering you? Triple H says you have not beaten everyone. He said there is one man you have never defeated. And that one man is Triple H. Triple H says that there is one thing that is guaranteed and is because he won the Royal Rumble last night he will compete at WrestleMania for the Undisputed Championship. He said the big question is will Chris Jericho be there. He says can Chris Jericho make it to WrestleMania. Triple H says Jericho has two months to prove that him winning the Undisputed Championship is not a fluke. He has two months to prove he is a Living Legend. Because in two months it will be WrestleMania and if Jericho can make it there, unfortunately it will be time to play the game. The Olympic Theme hits and Kurt Angle comes out. Kurt Angle asks how Triple H can live with himself, fans say WHAT. Kurt Angle says he threw Triple H over the top rope, WHAT. Apparently, Triple H found a way to not touch the ground, WHAT. Kurt said Triple H attacked him from behind by doing his weird pose. He said if Triple H was a man he would have faced him man to man. He said he isn’t going to wait any longer to kick his butt, he is going to do it now. Kurt Angle runs down but Triple H takes down both Jericho and Angle. Triple H tries to hit the Pedigree on Angle but Jericho takes down Triple H with the Undisputed Title. Jericho and Angle work on Triple H by doing an Angle Slam followed by the Walls of Jericho. The Rock’s music hits and he runs down. Rock takes it to Angle and knocks him over the top rope. Jericho gets out of the way and avoids Rock. Jericho and Angle taunt at Rock on the ramp.


WWF SLAM OF THE WEEK: Edge/William Regal match last night at the Royal Rumble. William Regal becomes the NEW WWF Intercontinental Champion.

WWF Intercontinental Championship
William Regal © vs. Edge
Match starts with Edge attacking Regal right away on the outside. Edge his Regal’s face off the announcer’s booth a few times. Edge throws Regal over the guard rail. Edge suplexs him back into the ring area. Edge throws Regal back into the ring and the bell rings to start the match. Edge climbs the top rope and hits a missile drop kick on Regal but only gets a 2 count for the pin. Edge hits a back suplex on Regal and goes for another pin but gets a 2 count. Edge goes to outside with Regal but Regal grabs Edge and throws him into the ring post. Regal throws Edge into the ropes. Regal throws Edge back into the ring. Regal takes Edge down from behind with an elbow. Regal pins Edge but gets a 2 count. Edge hits a few elbows to the gut. Regal counters with a running knee to the face. Regal goes for the pin again but gets a 2 count. Regal uses the double arm submission hold on Edge with Edge’s arms. Edge gets up and hits an elbow to the face on Regal followed by a cross body only for a 2 count. Regal takes down Edge and hits a few punches to the back of the head followed by slapping on a submission hold to Edge’s face. Regal hooks the arms of Edge but Edge charges Regal into the corner. Edge hits a big back body drop on Regal followed by a spinning heel kick. Edge goes for the pin but gets a 2 count. Regal goes for a clothesline but Edge ducks and hits the Edge-O-Matic. Edge goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Edge climbs the top rope but Regal puts on the brass knucks. Edge connects with the spinning heel kick from the top rope. Regal drops the brass knucks and Edge picks them up and uses them on Regal. Edge goes for the pin but just as referee counts the 2, he sees the brass knucks on Edge and the referee rules it a DQ. Edge knocks out the referee with the brass knucks. Another referee runs out and Edge spears him. Another comes and Edge knocks him out with the brass knucks. Another and final ref comes out and he takes him down with a spear.

Winner by DQ and STILL WWF Intercontinental Champion – William Regal

Edge stares down the carnage he left in the ring at the top of the entranceway.


Upcoming WWF Live Events are shown.

Highlights are shown of Edge taking out William Regal with the brass knucks and then being DQ by the referee. They then show Edge taking out all the referee’s coming down.

Edge is shown backstage being escorted out of the arena by security.

Kane is shown backstage when the Big Show walks up. Big Show tells Kane to hold on. He says he came by to tell him what Kane did to him at the Royal Rumble was something that never happened when he bodyslammed him over the top rope. Show says next time it will be a different story. Billy and Chuck walk in and says they finally found Kane. They said they noticed Kane likes red and that obviously they like red too. Chuck takes out a KANE red head band and tries to give it to him. Kane stops Chuck from doing it. Billy gets in Kane’s face. He asks if he knows who just the hell he his. Chuck then charges Kane into the steel door and Billy helps to attack Kane.

Debra is shown backstage. Mr. Perfect comes up to her. He asks why her husband Steve Austin decided to hit him with a steel chair and cost him a match at WrestleMania last night at the Royal Rumble. Mr. Perfect says Austin might be the toughest SOB in the WWF but he isn’t perfect.

Ric Flair is then shown making his way to the arena.


Interview Segment – Ric Flair and Vince McMahon
WOOOOOOOOOO. Ric Flair’s music hits and he makes his way down the ramp to the ring. Flair gets a mic and begins to speak. Flair says as he walked through the parking lot and into the BI-LO Center today and someone said this is Flair country. He said he turned around and went WOOOOOOOOOO. He said for 25 years of his life he wrestled night in and night out. For 25 years he bled, he sweat, and he paid the price, wooo, of a wrestling life time. And he left his family behind because he had one goal. His goal was to become one of the greatest world champions of all time. He said it’s hard to be with his kids when he has to be in Dallas, Texas or Tokyo, Japan to wrestle. He said the fans became his family. He said the fans knew him more then his own family. He said his new goal is to have his children look past him as a world champion and a legend and look at him as a good man. He said McMahon made him change his saying when he use to say to be the man you have to beat the man. But now it is to be the man you have to beat Vince McMahon. He thanks the fans for following him. He said Vince McMahon tried to destroy his family last night. He said his daughter took great pictures from the Rumble and he showed two on the TitanTron. One of the pictures was of Flair entering and the other was of a bloody Vince. No Chance In Hell hits as Vince McMahon comes out. Vince stares down Flair before getting a mic. Flair takes off his jacket. Vince says some people thought he lost at the Royal Rumble. He said Flair lost too. Vince says every WWF superstar lost at the Royal Rumble. Vince says every WWF fan lost at the Royal Rumble. Vince smiles and says he is about to do something even he will regret. Vince says you will see, you will see. Vince smiles at Flair as the music hits.


Hello Ladies hits and Val Venis comes down to the ring. Val grabs the mic and does his usual hello ladies routine. He said tonight he will make one ladies night come true. Because tonight one lucky lady in the arena is going to come into this ring and remove his towel. Val looks at the crowd and picks a girl from the crowd. The girl gets into the ring and smiles at Val. Val says he doesn’t want to know what her name is since he doesn’t want to get to attached. The girl leans down and takes the towel off. Val grabs the girl and kisses her.

Val Venis vs. Mr. Perfect
Both men lock up but break it up. Both men try for behind maneuvers. Perfect locks an arm submission hold on Val. Perfect hits a few slaps to the chest in the corner to Val. Perfect puts Val on the ropes and hits a few more slaps. Val throws Perfect into both ropes while holding on and hits a few knees to the gut followed by a Russian Leg Sweep. Val goes for the pin but only gets a 2 count. Perfect takes down Val with a clothesline. Stone Cold Steve Austin’s music hits and Austin make his way down to the ring. Austin gets a steel chair and gets into the ring. Austin waits for Perfect to turn around and when Perfect does, Austin nails him over the head knocking him out cold.

Winner by DQ – Mr. Perfect

Val Venis gets on the mic and tells Austin that Perfect goes about things wrong. He says Perfect didn’t tell Austin his comments to his face. Val said he is not like Perfect. He said he would tell Austin his problem right to his face and not his pretty little wife. Val said if he did he would kick Austin’s ass. Austin turns around and then looks toward Val and takes him down with the Stunner. Austin says that he is going to tell the people a little story. He says the Beverley Hillbillies song but then tells them that is not the story. He said the real story is that he went to the Royal Rumble and trained hard. He said he ate tacos, drank beer, had cheeseburgers, he even did a couple of push ups, a few sit ups, then he said he didn’t. He said two sumbitches got lucky by throwing Austin over the top rope. Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t going to WrestleMania to face the champ. He said that’s the bad news. He said the good news is even though it is a little early, he is entering himself into next years 2003 Royal Rumble. He said even though he might not be in the Main Event at WrestleMania he is still going to whip somebody’s ass. Austin said brothers and sisters are you with me? WHAT. Again Austin said brothers and sisters are you with me? WHAT. And that’s the bottom line ‘cuz Stone Cold said so. Austin grabs some beers and drinks them at the top of the entranceway.


A graphic is shown counting down to WrestleMania 18, 8 more weeks to go.

Tag Team Match
Billy & Chuck vs. Kane & Big Show
Billy and Chuck try to leave early but Big Show comes out. Kane and Big Show are in front and behind Billy and Chuck. Kane throws Chuck into the ring as the bell rings. Kane stand above Chuck and does his pryo from the turnbuckles. Kane tags in Big Show. Show headbutts Chuck. Chuck tags in Billy. Show bring in Billy over the top rope. Show tries for a bodyslam on Billy but Chuck goes for a superkick. Show blocks it and throws down Billy. Kane climbs top rope to take down Billy or Chuck but Big Show hits the ropes and Kane falls off. Billy hits the fameasser on Big Show and goes for the pin. Chuck holds the leg of Big Show on the outside allowing Billy to get the 1, 2, and 3 for the win.

Winners – Billy & Chuck

The Rock is shown backstage. Triple H walks up. He says he wants to make one thing perfectly clear to you. He says they might be partners tonight but he doesn’t need Rock to save him. Rock imitates Triple H and asks why he is so mad. He says Triple H shouldn’t be mad because he is going to WrestleMania. The Rock says he didn’t come down to the ring to save Triple H. He came down there to take care of Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho. Triple H says he better be ready for the match tonight and he walks away.


WWF REWIND: Royal Rumble last night of Jazz vs. Trish for the WWF Women’s Title. Trish retains the belt.

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler discuss the Royal Rumble last night about what The Undertaker did to Maven last night. They show highlights of what happened when Maven eliminated The Undertaker in the Rumble and then Undertaker destroying Maven as a result.

They go to WWF NY and the APA is there. Bradshaw gets on the mic and discusses the return of The Godfather.

The Godfather is then shown getting his escorts ready to go to the ring.


The familiar music hits and The Godfather appears in the entranceway with his now…escorts. Godfather gets on the mic and says who would have thought that the Godfather would have gone legit. He says he has opened Godfather’s Professional Escort Service. He says just call 1-800-GODFATHER, we are in the yellow pages. He asks if anyone wants an escort and party with him. He says hit the music but Lance Storm’s music hits. Storm says asks if he can be serious for a moment. Storm says Godfather’s escort services is a legit as a donkey with three legs
and of course we all know donkeys have four legs. Storm said that ring is for serious business. Godfather says Storm will not get a chance at his escorts but he can escort his behind down to the ring. Lance Storm gets in and takes down Godfather with a big kick to the face. Storm climbs the top rope but Godfather hits the ropes and Storm falls down still holding onto the turnbuckle. Godfather backs up, runs, and connects with the Ho Train on Lance Storm.


Goldust appears on the screen. He said he waited so he could make a great comeback. He said was called back into the WWF. He says his dreams will be realized. They will not be shattered again. When the final curtain falls and the credits roll, they will remember the name…Goldust.

Stephanie is shown backstage saying how can Triple H team with The Rock and even confront him backstage after all the stuff he has said about her. Stephanie says Triple H should go in Rock’s locker room and kick his ass. Triple H says when are you going to realize that the whole world doesn’t revolve around what you want. Stephanie says Triple H changed since he came back. Triple H says why don’t you just shut up. Stephanie glares at Triple H as he leaves.


They mention streaming video of the Royal Rumble will be available on WWF.com all week.

Tag Team Match
The Rock & Triple H vs. Kurt Angle & Chris Jericho
Rock and Angle started out. Flying clothesline by Rock. Followed by a Samoan drop. Angle fights back and tags Jericho. Jericho hits the Rock, Rock got up and did a spear. Rock tags HHH. Clothesline by HHH. HHH throws Jericho over the top rope, but Jericho held on and went on the top rope, but HHH caught up and threw him off. Rock gets the tag back. Jericho beats on him. Spine buster by Rock. Rock goes for the people's elbow, but Kurt Angle lowers the top rope and Rock goes to the outside. Angle beats on Rock on the outside and throws him back in. Jericho covers, 1,2 but Rock kicked out. Jericho continues the punishment. Angle gets the tag and delivers a few right hands. Rock fights back with a few hits too. Rock does the sharpshooter, but Jericho made the save. Angle got up and put the ankle lock on the Rock, but HHH made the save. Angle tags Jericho. DDT by Rock and both men are down. Rock makes the tag to HHH and Jericho tags Angle. HHH clotheslines Angle and takes down Jericho too. HHH fights against both men. Spine buster by HHH on Kurt Angle. HHH does a sling shot on Jericho and Jericho goes over the top rope to the outside. HHH is going for the pedigree, then Jericho goes on the top rope, then HHH pushes Angle and Jericho falls. HHH does the pedigree on Angle, 1,2 but Jericho breaks the count. Rock and Jericho get the tag. Rock hammers away on Jericho. Jericho fights back with a bulldog. Jericho goes on the outside and gets the ring bell and attempts to hit the Rock, but Rock ducks and he accidentally hits Kurt Angle. Rock does the Rock Bottom on Jericho and gets the win.

Winners – The Rock and Triple H

The Rock and Triple H get up on opposite turnbuckle and pose for the fans in attendance. RAW goes off the air…

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