WWE Raw Results – April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018
Philips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

The Authority, Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey Contract Signing Segment: 

First Match: Bayley vs. Sonya Deville w/Absolution 

Deville kicks the left hamstring of Bayley. Deville tells Bayley to bring it. Bayley leapfrogs over Deville. Bayley kicks Deville in the chest. Bayley backs Deville into the turnbuckles. Bayley with a side headlock takeover to Deville. Deville leapfrogs over Bayley. Bayley dodges a spinning back first from Deville. Bayley with a Running Crossbody Block. Bayley applies a side headlock. Deville is ramming her shoulders into the midsection of Bayley. Bayley dumps Deville face first on the top turnbuckle. Bayley decks Deville with a Back Elbow Smash. Bayley with an arm-drag takedown for a one count. Bayley applies an arm-bar. Bayley delivers a Corner Clothesline. Deville blasts Bayley with a Big Haymaker. Deville follows that with a Buzzsaw Kick.

Coming out of the commercial break, Deville has Bayley trapped in a Body Scissors Hold. Bayley slams Deville’s head on the canvas. Deville connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. Deville levels Bayley with a Knee Lift. Deville with a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Deville is targeting the ribs of Bayley. Bayley fires back with forearm shivers. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Deville’s chest in the corner. Bayley ascends to the top turnbuckle. Bayley with a Flying Crossbody Block to Deville. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike for a two count.

Absolution drags Deville out of the ring. Bayley rolls Deville back into the ring. Bayley hits The Middle Rope Stunner for a two count. Bayley knocks Mandy Rose off the ring apron. Deville with a stiff bodyshot for a two count. Bayley rolls Deville over to pickup the victory. After the match, Absolution is double teaming Bayley. Sasha Banks storms into the ring. Banks launches Rose over the top rope. Bayley refuses to raise Sasha’s hand. Bayley and Sasha starts brawling in the center of the ring. Deville drops Bayley with a Jumping RoundHouse Kick. Rose plants Banks with The Angel  Wings.

Winner: Bayley via Pinfall 

Second Match: Finn Balor vs. Seth Rollins 

The Miz joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor applies a hammer lock. Rollins responds with a side headlock. Rollins has wrist control in the early stages of this match. Rollins with a Side HeadLock TakeOver to Balor. Balor with a HeadScissors Escape. This leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Balor applies a top wrist lock. Rollins drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Rollins delivers another side headlock takeover. Balor lands two deep arm-drags. Balor applies an arm-bar. Rollins knocks down Balor with shoulder tackle. Balor responds with another deep arm-drag. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Balor dishes out a big haymaker. Rollins is pissed.

Rollins shoves Balor. Both men glances at the WrestleMania sign. Rollins and Balor are trading back and forth shots. Rollins drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Rollins throws Balor out of the ring. Rollins blasts Balor with a knife edge chop. Rollins bounces Balor’s head on the ring apron. Rollins throws Balor back first to the ringside barricade. Balor knocks Rollins off the ring apron with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Balor follows that with The PK for a two count. Balor locks in the Cravate. Balor with multiple knife edge chops. Rollins creates distance with a TurnBuckle FlatLiner.

Rollins hits The BlockBuster for a two count. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Rollins with a Neck Breaker to Balor. Rollins follows that with a Running Boot for a two count. Following a Knife Edge Chop Exchange, Balor kicks Rollins in the jaw. Balor fires up with Running Haymakers. Rollins levels Balor with a Big Boot. Balor knocks Rollins off the middle turnbuckle. Balor with a Drop Down Lariat for a two count. Balor goes for a SlingBlade, but Rollins counters with a SlingBlade of his own. Rollins lands a Suicide Dive.

Coming out of the commercial break, Balor hits The SlingBlade. Rollins responds with a SuperKick for a two count. Rollins with a Running Forearm Smash to Balor. Balor side steps Rollins into the turnbuckles. Balor drops Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins negates The Coupe De Grace. Balor sends Rollins crashing to the canvas. Rollins connects with a SuperPlex. Balor responds with an Inside Cradle for a two count. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Balor. Rollins delivers The Kings Landing for a two count.

Rollins goes for a Frog Splash, but Balor gets his knees up in the air. Balor with the lateral press for a two count. Rollins blocks The PK. Rollins goes for The Buckle Bomb, but Balor lands back on his feet. Balor with a SlingBlade on the floor. Balor sends Rollins back first to barricade with a ShotGun Dropkick. Balor rolls Rollins back into the ring. Balor goes for the Coupe De Grace, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Balor. Following a quick pinning exchange, Rollins connects with The Blackout to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins via Pinfall 

Kurt Angle and Paul Heyman Backstage Segment: 

The Bar & Braun Strowman In-Ring Segment: 

#WOKEN Matt Hardy & Goldust Backstage Segment: 

Third Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy vs. Goldust 

Hardy starts things off with a straight right hand. Goldust responds with a drop down uppercut. Hardy wants the Atlanta Crowd to give Goldust a standing ovation. Hardy throws Goldust back first to the turnbuckles. Goldust kicks Hardy in the jaw. Goldust whips Hardy shoulder first to the steel ring post. Goldust uppercuts Hardy. Goldust repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Goldust connects with a SpineBuster for a two count. Hardy rams Goldust face across every turnbuckle pad.

Hardy with a Corner Clothesline to Goldust. Goldust blocks The Running BullDog from Hardy. Hardy hits The Side Effect for a two count. Hardy goes for The Twist of Fate, but Goldust blocks it. Goldust PowerSlams Hardy for a two count. Goldust goes for a Diving Elbow Drop, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Goldust rolls Hardy over for a two count. Goldust kicks Hardy in the gut. Hardy plants Goldust with The Twist of Fate to pickup the victory.

Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy via Pinfall 

John Cena In-Ring Segment: 

Kurt Angle & Roman Reigns Backstage Segment: 

Fourth Match: Elias vs. Heath Slater w/Rhyno 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elias backs Slater into the turnbuckles. Elias with multiple shoulder blocks to Slater. Elias drops Slater with a Running Haymaker. Slater side steps Elias into the top turnbuckle pad. Slater delivers two leg lariats. Elias responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Elias plants Slater with Drift Away to pickup the victory.

Winner: Elias via Pinfall 

Braun Strowman & Curt Hawkins Backstage Segment: 

Nia Jax Interview: 

Fifth Match: Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Asuka & Dana Brooke 

Bliss and Brooke will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Brooke applies a wrist lock. Bliss reverses the hold. Bliss with a straight right hand to Brooke. Brooke reverses out of the irish whip. Brooke with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike to Bliss. Bliss attacks the back of Brooke’s neck. Bliss tags in Mickie. Mickie applies a hammer lock. Brooke rolls Mickie over for a one count. Mickie drives her knee into the midsection of Brooke. Mickie is dishing out forearm shivers. Brooke buries Mickie in the corner. Mickie avoids another HandSpring Back Elbow Strike from Brooke. Mickie thrust kicks Brooke. Bliss & Mickie are cutting the ring in half.

Mickie applies a wrist lock. Brooke bodyslams Mickie. Brooke goes for a Spinning Splash, but Mickie gets her knees up in the air. Mickie applies a rear chin lock. Mickie drives Brooke’s head to the canvas. Mickie goes back to the rear chin lock. Mickie tags in Bliss. Bliss yells at the referee. Bliss slaps Brooke in the face. Bliss is mauling Brooke on the bottom rope. Bliss with the lateral press for a two count. Bliss applies a rear chin lock. Brooke gets back to a vertical base. Bliss levels Brooke with a Knee Lift.

Brooke creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Brooke finally tags in Asuka. Asuka drops Mickie with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka connects with her lighting quick offense. Asuka with a series of buzzsaw kicks to Mickie. Asuka knocks Bliss off the ring apron. Asuka delivers a Sliding Knee Strike. Mickie SuperKicks Asuka for a two count. Mickie transitions into a ground and pound attack. Mickie ascends to the top turnbuckle. Asuka applies The Asuka Lock which forces Mickie to tap out. After the match, Nia Jax runs after Alexa Bliss. Nia runs through Mickie with a Body Avalanche. Nia plants Mickie with a Samoan Drop.

Winner: Asuka & Dana Brooke via Submission 

Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns In-Ring Segment: 

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