Following last Monday's show-closing angle, this week's Raw opened with Randy Orton addressing Alexa Bliss' fireball attack.
Orton wore a mask and said he wasn't just wearing it to protect himself but to shield everyone else from the horror he endured. Orton said that despite the agony he felt, he considers himself lucky because the fireball could have disfigured his entire face forever. Orton said he doesn't blame Bliss -- he blames "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. Orton said Bliss was merely The Fiend's vehicle to try and stop him from achieving the inevitable, which is winning this year's Royal Rumble.
Orton vowed to remain in the Royal Rumble and said nothing will stop him from winning it.
Bliss hosted an Alexa's Playground segment with Raw Women's' Champion Asuka as the guest on last night's Raw. During the segment, Bliss declared that she's entering the women's Royal Rumble match. Bliss later defeated Asuka in a non-title match in last night's main event. Bliss transformed into a different version of herself during the match. The show then ended with Bliss saying "Let Me In" in The Fiend's voice.
More coverage from last night --
- WOR: Wretched Raw, AEW vs. NXT, Koloff vs. Sammartino, more! 1/19
- Alexa Bliss set for WWE women's Royal Rumble match
- Drew McIntyre and Goldberg returning to WWE Raw next week
- WWE Raw live results: Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
WWE Raw video highlights --
Randy Orton addresses Alexa Bliss' fireball attack
Charlotte Flair vs. Peyton Royce
Xavier Woods vs. Mace
Asuka appears on Alexa's Playground
Jeff Jarrett predicts Goldberg will defeat Drew McIntyre at the Royal Rumble
Mandy Rose vs. Shayna Baszler
Lacey Evans will never wear Charlotte Flair's crown
Ricochet vs. AJ Styles
Gillberg appears on The Dirt Sheet
Riddle & The Lucha House Party vs. The Hurt Business
Drew McIntyre is returning to Raw next week
Jeff Hardy vs. Jaxson Ryker
Non-title match: Raw Women's Champion Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
Raw fallout: Retribution send a message to The New Day
Raw fallout: Gillberg reacts to making his Raw return