WWE RAW Live Results & Discussion (04/09/18) - New Orleans, LA

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At WrestleMania 34, Universal Champion Brock Lesnar obliterated Roman Reigns, Nia Jax finally silenced Alexa Bliss, and a kid named Nicholas became Raw Tag Team Champions with Braun Strowman. As the #RawAfterMania approaches, what lies ahead for the Team Red Superstars?

Stephanie McMahon kicks us off tonight as she gingerly walks down to the ring holding her arm. Stephanie expected more from the crowd as they chant you tapped out at her. Stephanie is taking the praise from Ronda and making it all about her. Stephanie introduces Rousey to come down to the ring. Stephanie said the better woman won and is giving her praise and calling her a role model. Stephanie wants to be in Rousey's corner and help her with her career and is now calling Ronda her friend. Ronda proceeds to buy Stephanie in the armbar again. The EMTs had to put a makeshift case on Stephanie. JoJo asks the crowd to have some respect for Stephaine.

Superstar Shakeup has been announced for next week as a two day event.

RAW Women's Champion Nia Jax and Ember Moon vs Alexa Bliss and Mickie James:

Nia Jax came down to the ring and was praised by the crowd and got the you deserve it chant. Alexa and Mickie came out and Alexa called Nia a bully and continued to body shame her. Alexa said she lost last night because she was in distraught of Nia beating up Mickie and was under emotional distress. Nia tells Alexa to shut up and that she enjoyed beating them up last night and that she does have a partner tonight. Ember Moon is Nia's partner. We're back from break and Nia and Mickie start the match. Nia throws Mickie around a bit but James takes control and tags in Bliss and they look for a double team maneuver but Nia counters and headbutts Bliss. Nia tags in Ember and she goes on tear on Mickie and Bliss. Ember hits The Eclipse on Alexa for the win. Winners: RAW Women's Champion Nia Jax and Ember Moon 

Kurt is seen on the phone saying the RAW roster is going to be getting better. Braun shows up and announces he and Nicholas are relinquishes the Tag Titles and will comeback for them when Nicholas finishes school.

No Way Jose is making his debut NEXT.

No Way Jose vs John Skylar:

No Way Jose makes his way to the ring with a huge conga line as he makes his debut John Skylar was already in the ring and the match starts and Jose immediately hits the wind up punch for the win. Winner: No Way Jose 

The Bar comes into Kurt's office and want their tag titles back after Braun and Nicholas relinquished them but Kurt says that four teams will fight for a chance to face The Bar for the titles in Saudi Arabia in what he calls The Tag Team Eliminator and it begins tonight.

Gallows and Anderson vs The Revival(Tag Team Eliminator Match)

We're back from break mid match and The reveal was in control and backed Gallows into the corner but Gallows fought back for a little bit until Dash Wilder was tagged in and went to work on Gallows and his legs. Gallows was able to kick Wilder away but Dawson was tagged in and picked up where Wilder left off but Anderson was able to be tagged in and goes to work on Dawson and Knicks Wilder off the apron. Anderson hits a spinebuster for a two count thanks to Wilder breaking up the pin leading to Gallows coming in to stop Wilder hit this leads to them going to the outside and Wilder taking out Gallows. Then The Revival hits the Dhatter Machine on Anderson for the win and they move on in the Tag Team Eliminator and face the winners of the second match. Winners: The Revival 

We're back from break and the new Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins is making his way down to the ring. Seth says after last night Seth Freakin Rollins is back. Seth also likes the idea of Grandslam Rollins which leads to a Grandslam Rollins chant from the crowd and he points out that all members of the shield are Grandslam champions but Seth is interrupted by Finn. Finn comes to the ring and gets a two sweet chant and congratulates Rollins on his win. Finn says there was a winner, loser, and him left wanting more and challenges Seth for the Intercontinental Title as Seth was about to agree Miz interrupts them. Miz says Seth doesn't deserve it and that he made the title prestigious. Miz said that Maryse and his daughter was watching his match and she said that when Seth stole his title both her and his daughter cried and even he cried when she told him that. Rollins says everyone cries when Miz tries to wrestle. Miz told Finn to go to the back of the line and he is owed a rematch. Rollins challenges him to invoke his rematch for tonight but Miz says no and he will invoke it when he's ready and he announces the rematch for Backlash. Miz challenges Finn and Seth to a handicap match but before that could go down Jeff Hardy comes out and will be teaming with Seth and Finn for the match it seems. The Miztouagre walks away and back up the ramp.

6-Man Tag Team Match announced

Sasha Banks vs Mandy Rose:

We're back with Absolution already in the ring. Sasha Banks makes her way down to the ring. After it looks like the match was about to begin Bayley comes out and makes her way to the ring. It looks like Bayley is in Sasha's corner. Sasha hits a baseball slide on Mandy and it's all right in front of Bayley. Sasha is in full control tossing Mandy in the corner after tossing her back in the ring then hitting kicks on her in the corner. Mandy gains control for all of a second but Sasha gains control for a little bit but as she drags Rose to the center of the ring from the corner Mandy gains control and drops Sasha on the rope rope as we go to break. We're back from break and Mandy Rose is in control with the abdominal stretch. Sasha is able to break free and knocks Rose into the corner and hits the double knees but only for a two count. The match spills to the outside and Mandy gains control by slapping Sasha. Mandy goats Bayley to getting involved and moves out of the way and she hits Sahsa. The match moves back in the ring and Rose takes advantage of Sasha and Bayley arguing and hits a big knee of her own for the win. After the match Mandy and Sonya leave the ring and Pagie announces her retirement. She says that Daniel Bryan gives her hope and that Edge talked to her today and told her that there is a life after wrestling. Winner: Mandy Rose 

We're back from break and they do a recap of UnderTaker vs Cena. Then we get Elias in the ring. Elias ask the crowd who wants to walk with him. He goes on to say that in one year he has become the biggest musical act on the planet. Elias goes on to sing a promo about the RAW after mania. Bobby Lashley interrupts Elias. Lashely hits a neckbreaker and then a delay suplex on Elias.

Sami and Kevin Owen's show up in Kurt's office and ask Kurt to hire them to RAW. Kurt says his tag division is full but TNA is hiring right now. Kurt says he only has one open spot on the RAW roster and they will have to face each other for it.

Slater and Rhyno vs Authors of Pain

We're back from break with Slater and Rhyno in the ring set for action. Slater is mad about him and Rhyno not being in the Tag Team Eliminator and challenges any tag team. AOP answers the challenge and make their way tothe ring with Paul Ellering. Rezar and Slater start the match and takes down Slater and tags in Akam and takes out Rhyno then they hit the last chapter for the win. Afterthe match The Authors of Pain leave Paul Ellering at ringside and walk to the back. Winners: Authors of Pain

We're back from break and they announce that Brock has re-signed with WWE and they announce the Universal Title match for The Greatest Royal Rumble Event. Roman makes his way gingerly to the ring. Roman says that he doesn't know what happen yesterday. He says he got to the Superdome and that people were talking about him behind his back and hearing whispers. Roman said word got about Brock going to UFC on Wednesday and today WWE released that Brock re-signed and he has another match against Brock. Roman says he will become champion of they continue to book him against Brock. Samoan Joe returns and says Roman is claiming there is a conspiracy theory against him. Joe calls Roman a failure and a liar for saying he is the only one who can beat Brock. Joe says after Brick beats him again he will be waiting for him at Backlash.

Titus Worldwide vs Woken Matt and Bray Wyatt(Tag Team Eliminator):

We're back from break and Titus Worldwide were making their way to the ring. Matt says he and Bray are on an expedition of gold. Titus and Matt start the match and hit a collar and elbow tie up. Bray is tagged in the match and takes control ofthe match then Apollo is tagged in the match. Wyatt is still in control and beats down Apollo. Matt says that's enough and tells Bray to tag him in the match and continue the ground and pound on Apollo. Back and forth tags then a double team maneuver on Apollo for a near fall but Titus breaks it up only for Wyatt to take out Titus. Matt hits the twist of fate on Apollo for the win. Winners: Woken Matt and Bray Wyatt

Sami Zayn vs Kevin Owens:

Kevin Owen's makes his way down to the ring. Sami Zayn makes his way down to the ring. Sami with for the helluva kick out the gate but KO side steps. Sami gets the upper hand until KO knocks down Sami coming off the ropes but Sami gains control again and hits a suicide dive on Owens. Match spills on the outside and Zayn slingshots Owens into the ringpost. The match gets back in the ring and Owens hits an elbow on Zayn and goes for the straight covers with three straight near falls but stays in control as we go to break. Back from break and Sami is coming off the top rope but misses and hits a blue thunderbomb on Kevin for a near fall. Owens rolls to the outside and trys to jump through the ropes but Owens stops him and rolls him back in the ring and hits a frogsplash for a near fall. Owens hits two clotheslineson Sami in the corner but Sami comes back with a helluva kick but Kevin rolls out of the ring. Owens eventually gets back in the ringand hits a pop up powerbomb but rolls out ofthe ring due to momentum. Owens goes to the top but Zayn meets him there and hits a superplex and both men are down. The match ends in a double countout so neither one of them will join RAW. Winner: Double Countout 

Matt and Jeff reunite as Jeff was heading to the ring for his match. Jeff congrats Matt on winning the battle royal and hugs Bray. Finn and Seth had weird looks on their face wondering what just happened.

The Miztourage vs Jeff Hardy Finn Balor and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins: The Miztourage makes their way to the ring as we go to break. We're back from break as Jeff Hardy is making his way to the ring. Seth makes his way to the ring then followed by Finn. It looked like Miz was going to start the match with Seth but he tags Axel in instead. Axel has control of the match from the start with a side headlock but Rollins counters and hits an armdrag. Dallas gets tagged in and Jeff gets tagged in and hits Dallas then hits Axel with poetry in motion with help from Rollins. Hardy Balor and Rollins are in control as we head to break. Back frombreak smd Bo had a side headlock on Rollins but Rollins with the elbow allows for him to tag Balor and he hits a stomp on Dalls but Bo gets to his corner and tags in The Miz and Miz begins to repeatedly stomp Balor. Miz tags in Axel who hits a neck snap on Balor and tries to keep him from tagging in one of his partners. Bo is tagged in and drops multiple knee drops on Balor. Dallas wears Finn down with a headlock. Finntries to tag one of his partners but Dallas stops him but Finn hits a back body drop on Dallas but somehow Bo tags in Miz who stops Balor from tagging in Jeff or Seth. Balor eventually tags in Jeff who gets rid of Miz who tagged in Axel. Jeff hits whisper in the wind on Axel and Dallas. Jeff tags in Seth and Seth goes on a tear hitting a suicide dive on the miztourage. Rollins hits the falcon arrow on The Miz Balor launches andtakes out the miztourage. Rollins hits the blackout for the win. Afterthe match Balor Jeff and Seth hit their finishers on Bo and Axel. Winners: Finn Balor, Jeff Hardy, and Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins 

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