It was an eventful edition of Monday Night Raw.
In a shocking show-closing storyline on WWE Monday Night Raw for January 4, 2016, Vince McMahon announced that Roman Reigns would be entered into the 2016 Royal Rumble, and the WWE World Heavyweight Title would be on the line.
The main event of Raw saw Roman Reigns put the title on the line against Sheamus with McMahon acting as special referee. After numerous pinfalls that Vince refused to count the pin for Reigns, Roman gave Vince the superman Punch.
A wild array of referees, Sheamus, Stephanie and Vince still ended up with Reigns getting the pinfall victory.
So after the match, Vince took the mic and made the major announcement.
Here are some of the highlights!
Roman Reigns doesn’t back down to the McMahon family: Raw, January 4, 2016
Despite Stephanie McMahon’s best efforts to get inside his head, The Big Dog remains focused on retaining his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Brock Lesnar returns to Raw – Next Monday!
The Beast Incarnate emerges live on Raw in New Orleans next Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Neville vs. Kevin Owens: Raw, January 4, 2016
The Man That Gravity Forgot takes flight against The Prizefighter.
Titus O’Neil vs. Stardust: Raw, January 4, 2016
The Big Deal attempts to pull The Prince of Dark Matter out of orbit.
Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte: Raw, January 4, 2016
The Divas Champion shatters her friendship with The Lass Kicker in this brutal clash.
The Wyatt Family levels Big Show and Ryback: Raw, January 4, 2016
Bray Wyatt and his eerie followers give a startling preview of the 2016 Royal Rumble Match.
Mr. McMahon gives pre-match instructions to Roman Reigns and Sheamus: Raw, January 4, 2016
Before officiating Raw’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event, The Chairman meets with both The Big Dog and The Celtic Warrior.
Chris Jericho interrupts The New Day: Raw, January 4, 2016
Y2J makes a bold return to WWE with big news about the 2016 Royal Rumble Match.
The Usos vs. Alberto Del Rio & Rusev: Raw, January 4, 2016
Jimmy & Jey Uso contend with two members of The League of Nations.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater: Raw, January 4, 2016
The Showoff faces Heath Slater, who’s found some new allies with a common goal.
Kalisto & The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day: Raw, January 4, 2016
Kalisto teams up with Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley to take on the WWE Tag Team Champions.
Reigns vs. Sheamus – WWE World Heavyweight Title w/ Special Guest Ref Mr. McMahon: Raw, Jan. 4, 2015
The Chairman officiates a massive main event, then drops a historic bombshell on the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
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