WWE Raw Results – April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Stephanie McMahon & Ronda Rousey In-Ring Segment: 

First Match: Alexa Bliss & Mickie James vs. Nia Jax & Ember Moon 

Nia and Mickie will start things off. Nia with a Big Biel Throw to Mickie. Nia levels Mickie with a Body Avalanche. Mickie side steps Nia into the turnbuckles. Mickie repeatedly stomps on the back of Nia’s leg. Mickie tags in Bliss. Bliss is putting the boots to Nia in the corner. Bliss yells at the referee. Nia drops Bliss with a HeadButt. Nia grabs Mickie by her hair. Nia tags in Moon.

Moon with a Discus Forearm Smash to Mickie. Moon connects with a ButterFly Suplex. Mickie kicks Moon in the chest. Mickie tags in Bliss. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Bliss. Moon decks Bliss with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Moon follows that with a HandSpring Forearm Smash. Moon lands a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Moon knocks Mickie off the ring apron. Moon with a leg sweep to Bliss. Moon plants Bliss with The Eclipse to pickup the victory.

Winner: Nia Jax & Ember Moon via Pinfall 

Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Nicholas and The Bar Backstage Segment: 

Second Match: No Way Jose vs. John Skyler 

Jose ducks a clothesline from Skyler. Jose lands a High Hip Toss. Jose clocks Skyler with The Wind Up Knockout Punch to pickup the victory.

Winner: No Way Jose via Pinfall 

Third Match: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. The Revival In A Tag Team Eliminator Match 

Gallows and Dawson will start things off. Dawsons blasts Gallows with a knife edge chop. Gallows throws Dawson back first to the turnbuckle. Gallows delivers Two Back Body Drops. Gallows follows that with a PumpHandle Slam to Dawson. Gallows uppercuts Wilder. Gallows unloads multiple bodyshots in the corner. Gallows ChokeSlams Wilder over the top rope. Dawson ChopBlocks Gallows. The Revival are targeting the left leg of Gallows.

Wilder applies a knee bar. Gallows repeatedly kicks Wilder in the back. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Gallows decks Dawson with a Leg Lariat. Wilder takes a swing at Anderson. Gallows SuperKicks Wilder. Gallows tags in Anderson. Anderson clears the ring. Anderson connects with his lightning quick offense. Anderson with a Flying Neck Breaker to Dawson. Anderson follows that with a SlingShot Crossbody Block to Wilder.

Anderson goes for another Flying Crossbody Block, but Dawson rolls him over for a two count. Anderson with a SpineBuster for a two count. Gallows clocks Wilder with a Big Boot. Wilder whips Gallows knee first to the ringside barricade. Wilder makes a blind tag. Anderson goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Wilder gets in the way. Anderson thrust kicks the midsection of Wilder. Dawson avoids The Big Boot from Anderson. The Revival plants Anderson with The Shattering Machine to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Revival via Pinfall 

Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, The Miz, The MizTourage and Jeff Hardy In-Ring Segment: 

Third Match: Sasha Banks w/Bayley vs. Mandy Rose w/Absolution 

Sasha throws Rose out of the ring. Sasha with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Sasha rolls Roe back into the ring. Sasha with a Running Meteora to Rose. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha is choking Rose with her boot. Sasha with a Vertical Suplex for a one count. Sasha applies an arm-bar. Rose decks Sasha with a Back Elbow Smash. Rose drives Sasha’s head to the canvas. Sasha repeatedly bounces Rose’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sasha talks smack to Rose.

Rose dumps Sasha sternum first on the top rope. Rose locks in the Abdominal Stretch. Sasha fires up with a series of Forearm Shivers. Sasha dropkicks Rose. Sasha launches Rose to the ring apron. Sasha creates distance with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sasha lands a Flying Meteora for a two count. Rose is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Rose blasts Sasha with a Forearm Smash. Rose shoves Bayley. Bayley inadvertently clocks Sasha with a big haymaker. Sasha is pissed. Rose connects with a Running Bicycle Knee Strike to pickup the victory.

Winner: Mandy Rose via Pinfall 

Paige’s Retirement Speech: 

Elias & Bobby Lashley In-Ring Segment:

Kurt Angle, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Backstage Segment:

Fourth Match: The Authors Of Pain w/Paul Ellering vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno 

Slater attacks Rezar after the bell rings. Slater ducks a clotheslines from Rezar. Slater with a Leg Lariat to Rezar. Rezar responds with a double leg takedown. Rezar transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP hits their Diving Foot Stomp/Side Walk Slam Combination. Akam knocks Rhyno off the ring apron. Rezar lays out Rhyno with a Helluva Kick. Akam tags in Rezar. AOP plants Slater with The Last Chapter to pickup the victory. After the match, AOP tuns their back on Ellering.

Winner: The Authors Of Pain via Pinfall 

Roman Reigns & Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment: 

Fifth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt vs. Titus Worldwide w/Dana Brooke In A Tag Team Eliminator Match

Hardy and Titus will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hardy applies a waist lock. Hardy tags in Bray. Titus shoves Hardy to the corner. Hardy blasts Titus with a big haymaker. Bray applies a side headlock. Hardy kicks Titus in the jaw. Bray clotheslines Titus. Titus tags in Crews. Crews side steps Bray into the turnbuckles. Crews unloads multiple right hands. Crews dives over Bray. Hardy and Bray applauds Crews athletic ability. Bray drops Crews with a Big Boot. Bray follows that with a Forearm Smash. Bray with a Running Senton to Crews. Bray transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bray tags in Hardy. Hardy and Bray are cutting the ring in half.

Crews goes for a dropkick, but Hardy holds onto the ropes. Hardy repeatedly bounces Crews head on every turnbuckle pad. Bray uppercuts Crews. Bray runs through Crews with a Body Avalanche. Hardy hits The Side Effect. Bray takes out Titus with a Flying SuperMan Punch. Hardy goes for The Twist of Fate, but Crews counters with a dropkick. Hardy tags in Bray. Crews decks Bray with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Crews goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Bray counters with an Uranage Slam. Bray does his spider walk pose. Hardy and Bray plants Crews with a Sister Abigail/Twist Of Fate Combination to pickup the victory.

Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn For The Final Raw Roster Spot 

Zayn swings and misses with The Helluva Kick. Zayn tries to calm down Owens. Owens kicks Zayn in the gut. Owens goes for The Pop Up PowerBomb, but Zayn blocks it. Owens and Zayn are trading back and forth shots on the middle rope. Zayn chucks Owens out of the ring. Zayn goes for a Suicide Dive, but Owens counters with a back elbow smash. Owens kicks Zayn in the gut. Zayn once again sends Owens tumbling to the outside. Zayn lands a SomerSault Plancha. Zayn rolls Owens back into the ring. Owens attacks Zayn in mid-air. Zayn catapults Owens face first to the steel ring post.

Zayn kicks Owens in the chest. Owens blocks The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Owens with an elbow drop for a two count. Zayn dives over Owens. Owens SuperKicks Zayn. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Zayn lands back on his feet. Zayn connects with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Owens rolls himself out of the ring. Zayn goes for The Ring Post Tornado DDT, but Owens counters with a SuperKick. Owens delivers a Running Cannonball Strike.

Owens with a Frog Splash for a two count. Owens with Two Corner Clotheslines to Zayn. Zayn responds with The Helluva Kick. Zayn applies a waist lock. Owens creates distance with a Back Elbow Smash. Owens finally connects with The Pop Up PowerBomb. Owens ascends to the top turnbuckle. Zayn kicks Owens in the face. Zayn goes for a SuperPlex, but Owens counters with an Avalanche Fisherman’s Neck Breaker. Unfortunately both men couldn’t avoid the referee’s ten count.

Match Result: Double CountOut

#WOKEN Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy, Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins and Finn Balor Backstage Segment: 

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Jeff Hardy vs. The Miz & The MizTourage In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Rollins and Miz will start things off. Miz changes his mind and tags in Axel. Collar and Elbow Tie up. Axel applies a side headlock. Axel drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Axel goes back to the shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Axel. Rollins lands a deep arm-drag. Rollins applies an arm-bar. Axel punches Rollins in the jaw. Axel tags in Dallas. Rollins kicks Dallas in the chest. Rollins drops Axel with a Back Elbow Smash. Rollins follows that with a Big Boot to Dallas. Rollins with a Running Leg Drop. Rollins tags in Balor. Hardy with a Corner Clothesline to Dallas. Hardy delivers Two Poetry In Motions. Miz is trying to regain his composure on the outside.

Dallas applies a side headlock. Dallas goes for a Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Balor with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Dallas. Balor clears the ring. Balor takes down Dallas with a double leg takedown. Balor fires off with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor blasts Dallas with a knife edge chop. Balor with a Drop-Down Lariat for a two count. Balor sets up for The SlingBlade, but he’s distracted by Miz. Dallas clotheslines Balor. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz is stomping out Balor in the center of the ring. Miz with a Running Boot for a two count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Miz hits a Back/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count.

Miz talks smack to Rollins. Miz bounces Balor’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Miz tags in Axel. Following a snap mare takeover, Axel delivers the Running Neck Snap. The MizTourage are cutting the ring in half. Axel levels Balor with a Knee Lift. Axel dropkicks Balor. Axel tags in Dallas. Axel bodyslams Balor. Dallas with a series of clubbing knee drops for a two count. Dallas goes back to the rear chin lock. Balor gets back to a vertical base. Balor ducks a clothesline from Dallas. Balor creates distance with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz knocks Rollins off the ring apron. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick. Balor makes the hot tag to Hardy. Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop to Axel. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick.

Hardy with a Running Splash for a two count. Hardy kicks Axel in the gut. Axel blocks the Twist of Fate. Axel tags in Dallas. Hardy takes out The MizTourage with The Whisper In The Wind. Miz and Rollins are tagged in. Rollins lands a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins kicks Miz in the jaw. Rollins hits The BlockBuster. Rollins clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Rollins with a Triple Suicide Dive. Miz side steps Rollins into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a SuperPlex to Miz. Rollins delivers The Roll Through Falcon Arrow for a two count. Rollins drops Dallas with The SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Axel over the top rope. Balor fires off a SomerSault Plancha. Miz rolls Rollins over for a two count. Rollins connects with The Blackout to pickup the victory. After the match Balor, Rollins and Hardy plants Dallas with a Blackout/Coupe De Grace/Swanton Bomb Combination.

Winner: Seth Rollins, Finn Balor and Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

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