‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ Results: Brock Lesnar, Title Match And ‘Royal Rumble 2017’ Updates

With seventeen spots yet to be claimed for the 2017 Royal Rumble Match and Brock Lesnar set to make his first appearance on WWE television since losing to Goldberg, the buzz for this week’s Monday Night Raw peaked with rumors of Triple H’s first appearance on the flagship program since he helped Kevin Owens win the WWE Universal Championship. Unfortunately for fans of The Game, the rumors turned out to be false, as Hunter never showed up for Monday Night Raw this week. Sheamus and Cesaro put their Tag Team Championship gold on the line against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, Kurt Angle was announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017, and a very tasteful video package was aired to honor the passing of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.

NOTE: The WWE Monday Night Raw results are detailed below, along with available video highlights and commentary.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results

The following will include the results of all the matches and segments from WWE Raw on January 16, which airs live from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the final week of 2016, Raw lost the “ratings war” with the blue brand for the first time since the separate rosters were established. However, SmackDown LIVE hasn’t won again since the new year. Will Stephanie McMahon’s show continue to defeat her brother’s show in the ratings this week, with help from Brock Lesnar, rumors of a Triple H appearance, and the expectations of Royal Rumble 2017 updates?