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WWE MSG live results: Cena returns, Rousey vs. Jax, NXT tag match

WWE held their annual post-Christmas house show at Madison Square Garden last night.

- Finn Balor defeated Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre in a triple threat match

Balor hit a dropkick and the Coup de Grace before pinning Ziggler.

McIntyre started to lay out both after the match and cut a promo about how he's not excited to be in Madison Square Garden like everyone else. He said Ziggler and Balor were in the way of hin getting a shot at the Universal Championship. Ziggler attacked McIntyre and Balor hit McIntyre with the Coup de Grace.

- Apollo Crews won a 10-man battle royal for a future Intercontinental title shot

Crews last eliminated Jinder Mahal to win.

- Elias defeated Bobby Lashley in a guitar-on-a-pole match

There was an Elias performance before the match. He hit an elbow drop off the top rope on Lashley and then got the guitar to win.

After the match, Lashley accidentally took out Lio Rush with a spear and Elias gave Lashley a guitar shot.

- Natalya & Ember Moon defeated Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan

Natalya submitted Morgan with the Sharpshooter.

- Aleister Black, Ricochet, Pete Dunne, Velveteen Dream & Matt Riddle defeated Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly & Roderick Strong

Gargano was originally on the face side when this match was announced, but he turned heel and was replaced by Riddle. Going into the show, it had been advertised as the faces vs. Ciampa & The Undisputed Era.

Ricochet pinned Cole after hitting the 630.

- Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins in a steel cage match to retain his title

At one point, Rollins gave Ambrose a superplex off the top of the cage and then hit a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Rollins tried to escape through the door, but Baron Corbin got involved and slammed the door on his head. Ambrose then won by leaving through the door.

- Raw Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated The Revival and AOP in a triple threat match to retain their titles

Drake Maverick interfered a few times during the match. Roode and Gable retained with their double-team moonsault/neckbreaker finisher.

- Sasha Banks & Bayley defeated Mickie James & Alicia Fox

Banks hit a backstabber on Fox, with Bayley then hitting the Bayley-to-Belly for the win.

- John Cena defeated Baron Corbin

Corbin said he had a match with Braun Strowman. Strowman never came out and they did a 10 count and announced Corbin as the winner, but Vince McMahon then made an appearance at the show. He said this was Madison Square Garden and Corbin would have to wrestle -- then revealed Cena as Corbin's opponent.

Vince said Cena is someone who has had more Madison Square Garden moments than Hulk Hogan, Bruno Sammartino, and Steve Austin combined.

Cena won with the Attitude Adjustment and his new lightning fist finisher. He cut a promo after the match and thanked the fans for allowing him to be part of the show. 

- Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax to retain her title

Jax started by hitting power moves, but Rousey came back and used an armbar to retain.

There was a brawl after the match where the faces in the women's division stood tall over the heels, with Rousey hitting a crossbody off the top to the floor.