1/25 Raw News – Rock returns, Styles’s in-ring debut, Hunter, more

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWE Raw TV News & Notes 1/25

– At the end of the show, WWE announced the Fast Lane main event of Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar in a #1 contender match to the WWE Title.

– “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson returned to Raw TV in Miami as the “major star” teased by WWE earlier in the day.

Rock did a long talking segment hyping his involvement at WrestleMania 32 in April, then was interrupted by WWE tag champions New Day for a back-and-forth exchange. The segment ended with Rock’s cousins, The Usos, attacking New Day and feeding them to Rock.

Rock did not specify a role at WM32.

– A.J. Styles made his Raw TV in-ring debut, defeating Chris Jericho in a near-15-minute match. Styles and Jericho showed respect after the match.

– New WWE World Hvt. champion Triple H opened Raw the night after winning the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble. After Mr. McMahon and Stephanie McMahon heeled on the audience, Hunter was introduced to the ring for a promo hyping his title victory that was also designed to endorse former champion Roman Reigns.

– Flo Rida made a celebrity appearance mixing it up with Heath Slater’s Social Outcasts faction. The rapper then helped The Dudleys beat the Outcasts.

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