Raw Results (Hour 1), January 1st

Alexa Bliss confronts Kurt Angle backstage to get out of her non-title match with Asuka. Angle refuses to cancel.

• Angle goes to the ring and confirms The Dirty Sheets Exclusive story about the 30 women Royal Rumble. You can see our original exclusive, below.

WWE re-thinking Women’s Royal Rumble plans

• Angle is interrupted by Cesaro and Sheamus who are complaining about their loss last week. Jason Jordan then comes down to confront the duo. Crowd are chanting “Daddy’s boy.” Seth Rollins then joins the party. Everyone is relatively weak at delivering their scripted lines. The WWE have seemingly forgotten that Rollins and Jordan hugged and celebrated their win last week and are going to back to booking the pair as dysfunctional team.

• It’s a new year, but Raw’s format is still the same. A 15 minute talking segment is followed by a two segment match, as Cesaro vs Jason Jordan is made, with Sheamus and Rollins on the outside. Apparently, Rollins is only out there to see Jordan lose, despite supporting him through the whole match. This company, the commentators and the characters have no idea what they are trying to convey with this Rollins and Jordan alliance, which has clearly been pieced together to make up for Ambrose’s absence. Jordan wins clean with his un-named finisher, as the commentators have yet to call it.

• Samoan Joe (Roman Reigns) talks to Renee Young about his Intercontinental Championship defence against Samoa Joe later tonight, where he can lose the title via DQ.

• Bray Wyatt is out next. Time to check what’s happening in the College Football game. Straight out of a BBC PornHub scene, the Titus Brand come out, consisting of Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil and Dana Brooke, who actually looks attractive in office wear after resembling a pig for so long in her wrestling attire. The match is between Crews and Wyatt, which needlessly receives two segments. Wyatt wins and Matt Hardy appears on the screen after the match.

• Alexa Bliss seeks out Nia Jaxx backstage to assist her against Asuka, but Nia says Enzo needs her more and chooses Enzo over Bliss when given an ultimatum.

• Bliss comes to ring and Bliss vs Asuka will open the second hour.