WWE RAW Results (1/17) – Cena Returns, Punk Has “Faith”

Bill Pritchard

WWE Tag Team Championship
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) vs The Usos

Santino gets distracted by Jimmy and gets dropkicked by Jey, and the Usos use some quick tags and double teams to keep Santino grounded. Santino fights out of a headlock and finally gets the tag to Kozlov, who hits a big boot and headbutt, then follows it with a powerslam. Kozlov throws Jey out of the ring and Jimmy kicks Kozlov, but he is close enough to tag Santino, who hits the Cobra and makes the pin to retain.

Winners and STILL Tag Team Champions – Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov

Nexus is arguing in their locker room until Punk approaches them, and he is smiling as he looks at them while he lifts his arms, and says "Faith." He raises his arms again and continues to smile as he walks away, leaving the other members confused.

John Morrison vs Daniel Bryan (w/ The Bella Twins)

Bryan and Morrison start by counter each others moves until Bryan fights out of a hammerlock with a suplex. He hits a running dropkick that sends Morrison out of the ring, then Bryan misses a baseball slide and they get back in the ring and stand off as we go to a commercial break. When we come back, Morrison has Bryan in a side headlock, then hits a side Russian legsweep, and tries Starship Pain, but takes too long going up top and misses it. Bryan kicks him in the chest then they both run the ropes and try cross body blocks but collide in the air and both guys are down. They get up at 8 and start slugging it out, then Morrison hits a hurricanrana but Bryan rolls through and gets a near fall. They avoid each others offense and trade a few more pin attempts, then Bryan rolls through and attempts the LeBell Lock. Morrison is able to fight him off and he hits a Flying Chuck and the running knee smash to pick up the win. 

Winner – John Morrison  

Sheamus comes out and says he forced Morrison to step his game up, and he made him so he can break him. He tells Morrison and Bryan they aren’t in his league, and no one is, and he will win the Royal Rumble because the match is designed for a king. He says he will personally eliminate them both and screams long live the king before leaving.

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