- Asuka moved one step closer to earning a title shot from RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss after winning a non-title singles match on tonight's RAW in Miami. No word yet on if Asuka will get a title shot before the Royal Rumble as she is confirmed for the 30-woman Rumble match. Above is video from tonight's RAW match.
- Jack Gallagher vs. Hideo Itami has been confirmed for this week's WWE 205 Live episode. This is a rematch from last Tuesday's show, which saw Itami win by submission.
- As noted, tonight's RAW saw several male and female Superstars announce their spots in the upcoming Royal Rumble matches - Finn Balor, Paige, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Bayley and Sasha Banks. Below are Twitter comments from Banks, Bayley and Absolution:
We chase this feeling every day, every year and I'm not stopping until I get it again. 2018 is mine. You best believe I'm in the #RoyalRumble Match! #RumbleForAll #Wrestlemania #RAW pic.twitter.com/LiQ3lj2xfT— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) January 2, 2018
A lot of people think they know me and how I got here. From #ToughEnough, to @WWENXT, and now #RAW...I've made you look. Get ready to stare at me with the #WomensChampionship. #RoyalRumble #RumbleForAll— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) January 2, 2018