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WWE Raw Results – April 16, 2018

WWE Raw
April 16, 2018
XL Center
Hartford Connecticut

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

Kurt Angle & Jinder Mahal In-Ring Segment:

First Match: Jinder Mahal (c) w/Sunil Singh vs. Jeff Hardy For The WWE United States Championship 

Jinder kicks Hardy in the gut. Jinder is throwing haymakers at Hardy. Jinder repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Hardy fires back with haymakers of his own. Hardy bounces Jinder’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hardy with a Flying Corner Clothesline to Jinder. Following a snap mare takeover, Hardy dropkicks Jinder. Jinder attacks the back of Hardy’s neck. Hardy kicks Jinder in the jaw. Hardy delivers a Basement Dropkick. Jinder rolls himself out of the ring. Hardy with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Hardy follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Jinder applies a half nelson chin lock.

Hardy creates distance with a Jaw Breaker. Jinder responds with a Stun Gun. Jinder with SlingShot Knee Drops to Hardy. Jinder is mauling Hardy on the bottom rope. Jinder drops Hardy with a big right hand. Hardy rams his shoulder into the midsection of Jinder. Jinder has Hardy perched on the top turnbuckle. Jinder goes for an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex, but Hardy blocks it. Hardy sends Jinder crashing to the canvas. Hardy hits The Whisper In The Wind. Jinder with a Basement Dropkick to Singh.

Hardy with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy follows that with a Split Legged Basement Dropkick for a two count. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Jinder blocks it. Hardy kicks Jinder in the chest. Jinder responds with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Jinder goes for The Khallas, but Hardy counters with a Victory Roll for a two count. Jinder SuperKicks Hardy for a two count. Jinder connects with a Double Knee GutBuster. Hardy out of nowhere gets Jinder in a pinning position for a two count. Hardy plants Jinder with The Twist of Fate. Hardy lands the Swanton Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE United States Champion, Jeff Hardy via Pinfall 

Jinder Mahal & No Way Jose Backstage Segment: 

Second Match: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks 

Sasha talks smack to Bayley after the bell rings. Sasha kicks Bayley in the gut. Bayley responds with a Back Elbow Smash. Bayley goes for a Flying Arm-Drag, but Sasha counters with a Knee Lift. Sasha drives Bayley’s head to the canvas. Sasha slaps Bayley in the chest. Bayley blocks The Arm-Drag TakeOver. Bayley launches Sasha over the top rope. Bayley with a Flying Hurricanrana on the floor. Sasha has Bayley in a straight jacket hold. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Bayley backs Sasha into the turnbuckles. Bayley blocks the Bank Statement.

Bayley creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Bayley drops Sasha with a Middle Rope Stunner. Bayley rams her shoulders into the midsection of Sasha. Bayley hits The Wavy Elbow Strike. Bayley kicks Sasha in the jaw. Bayley with a Flying Reverse DDT for a two count. Sasha levels Bayley with a Big Boot. Sasha tosses Bayley out of the ring. Sasha delivers a Meteora on the ring apron. Sasha follows that with a Flying Meteora for a two count.

Sasha reminds Bayley that she’s better than her. This leads us to a long striking fest in the center of the ring. Sasha with a Double Knee Strike for a two count. Sasha floats over into The Bank Statement. The Riott Squad storms into the ring to cause the disqualification. After the match, Logan clocks Sasha with a Pop Up HeadButt. Morgan follows that with The Jersey CodeBreaker. Ruby finishes this beatdown with The Riott Kick to Bayley.

Winner: Sasha Banks via Disqualification 

Third Match: The Authors of Pain vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno 

Slater and Rhyno attacks AOP before the bell rings. Akam takes off his vest. Slater will start things off with Akam. Slater and Rhyno are double teaming Akam in the corner. Rhyno with a Corner Spear to Akam. Rhyno tags in Slater. Slater lands a Flying Axe Handle Strike. Akam responds with The Stun Gun. Akam tags in Rezar. Rezar transitions into a ground and pound attack. AOP with a Double GutBuster to Slater for a two count. Akam drives Slater’s head to the canvas. Akam stomps on the midsection of Slater.

Rezar goes for a BodySlam, but Slater lands back on his feet. Slater tags in Rhyno. Rhyno unloads multiple haymakers. Rhyno decks Rezar with a Back Elbow Smash. Rhyno follows that with a Leaping Shoulder Tackle. Rhyno knocks Akam off the ring apron. Rhyno with a Corner Spear to Rezar. Rhyno connects with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Akam sends Slater crashing to the outside. Rezar clotheslines Rhyno. Rezar tags in Akam. AOP plants Rhyno with The Last Chapter to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Authors of Pain via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guests: Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Kurt Angle: 

Fourth Match: #WOKEN Matt Hardy vs. The Revival. The Winners Will Face The Bar At The Greatest Royal Rumble For The Vacated WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

The Bar joins the commentary team for this match. Dawson and Hardy will start things off. Hardy applies a waist lock. Dawson backs Hardy into the turnbuckles. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder unloads multiple haymakers on Hardy. Hardy repeatedly bounces Wilder’s head on every turnbuckle pad. Wilder decks Hardy with a Back Elbow Smash. Hardy responds with a Hip Toss. Hardy tags in Bray. Hardy applies a side headlock. Bray drops Wilder with a Big Boot. Bray goes for The Sister Abigail, but Dawson gets in the way. Wilder kicks Bray in the gut. Wilder with a Chop/Haymaker Combination to Bray. Bray catches Wilder off guard with the spider walk.

Wilder takes a swing at Hardy. Bray uppercuts Wilder. Bray tags in Hardy. Stereo Back Elbow Smashes to Wilder. Bray and Hardy connects with their Running Senton/Leg Drop Combination for a two count. Hardy delivers a stiff bodyshot to Dawson. Bray bodyslams Dawson on top of Wilder. The Hartford gives Bray and Hardy a standing ovation. Hardy goes for a Twist of Fate, but Wilder blocks it. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival takes down Hardy with Stereo Lariats. Dawson repeatedly stomps on Hardy’s chest. Dawson is mauling Hardy in the corner. The Revival are cutting the ring in half.

Dawson with a Short-Arm Clothesline for a one count. Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Hardy gets back to a vertical base. Dawson talks smack to Bray. Wilder attacks Hardy behind the referee’s back. Dawson with the lateral press for a two count. Dawson tags in Wilder. The Revival drops Hardy with a Double HeadButt. Dawson irish whips Hardy into the corner. Hardy kicks Dawson in the jaw. Hardy hits The Side Effect. Bray and Wilder are tagged in. Bray fires up with multiple lariats. Bray knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Bray runs through Wilder with a Body Avalanche. Bray follows that with a Uranage Slam. Hardy makes the blind tag. Bray takes out Dawson with The Sister Abigail. Bray and Hardy plants Wilder with The WheelBarrow Twist Of Fate to pickup the victory.

Winner: #WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt via Pinfall 

The Bar & The Fashion Police Backstage Segment: 

Kurt Angle, Ronda Rousey and Natalya Backstage Segment: 

Fifth Match: Ember Moon vs. Mickie James 

Nia Jax joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mickie applies a side headlock. Moon transitions into a wrist lock. Mickie reverses the hold. Moon sweeps the legs of Mickie. Mickie with a HeadScissors Neck Lock to Moon. Mickie drops Moon with a Big Forearm Smash. Moon shows off her athleticism. Moon lands a deep arm-drag. Moon follows that with a dropkick. Mickie side steps Moon into the turnbuckles. Moon creates distance with a Back Elbow Smash. Mickie knocks Moon off the top turnbuckle. Mickie with the cover for a two count. Mickie applies a half nelson chin lock. Moon gets back to a vertical base.

Mickie unloads a back elbow strike for a two count. Mickie drives her knee to the back of Moon. Mickie is wearing down Moon in the center of the ring. Mickie with a Neck Breaker for a one count. Mickie paint brushes Moon. Moon thrust kicks the midsection of Mickie. Moon levels Mickie with a Jumping Knee Strike. Moon rocks Mickie with a Forearm Smash. Mickie blocks The ButterFly Suplex. Mickie goes for a SuperKick, but Moon ducks out of the way. Moon kicks Mickie in the gut. Moon connects with the HandSpring Elbow Smash. Moon plants Mickie with The Eclipse to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ember Moon via Pinfall 

Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and The Miz Backstage Segment:

Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre and Titus WorldWide In-Ring Segment:

Roman Reigns & Samoa Joe In-Ring Segment: 

Sixth Match: Mandy Rose w/Sonya Deville vs. Natalya 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Natalya rolls Rose over for a one count. Rose talks smack to Natalya. Rose slaps Natalya in the face. Natalya with a side headlock takeover to Rose. Rose responds with a HeadScissors Neck Lock. Natalya with double leg takedown to Rose. Natalya transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rose rolls herself out of the ring. Natalya kicks Rose in the gut. Natalya throws Rose back into the ring. Rose drops Natalya with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Rose repeatedly stomps on Natalya’s chest. Rose yells at the referee. Rose chokes Natalya with her boot.

Rose with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rose with a clubbing blow to the back of Natalya. Rose locks in the Octopus Stretch. Natalya creates distance with a Hip Toss. Natalya with another haymaker to Rose. Rose avoids The Discus Lariat from Natalya. Rose goes for a Bicycle Knee Strike, but Natalya counters with a Double Leg TakeDown. Natalya locks in The SharpShooter which forces Rose to tap out. After the match, Rose and Deville are beating down Natalya. Ronda Rousey storms into the ring to make the save. Rousey tells Deville to bring it. Rousey unloads vicious strikes. Rousey connects with The Kosoto Gari.

Winner: Natalya via Submission 

Baron Corbin Video Package: 

Seventh Match: Breezango vs. The Bar 

Cesaro will start things off with Fandango. Fandango puts on Cesaro’s jacket. Cesaro kicks Fandango in the gut. Cesaro uppercuts Fandango. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro drops Fandango with a shoulder tackle. Fanadango blocks the Sunset Flip from Cesaro. Fandango with a Leg Drop for a one count. Fandango delivers a stiff bodyshot. Fandango tags in Breeze. Cesaro shoots Breeze into the ropes. Cesaro with a Pop Up European Uppercut to Breeze. Cesaro rips off Breeze’s shirt. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus unloads vicious haymakers in the corner. Cesaro is choking Breeze behind the referee’s back.

Breeze fires back with haymakers of his own. Sheamus drives Breeze back first into the turnbuckles. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Bar rocks Breeze with Stereo Thrust Kicks for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Breeze gets back to a vertical base. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus kicks Breeze in the gut. The Bar with a Double Shoulder Block. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Breeze creates distance with a Jaw Breaker. Sheamus responds with a Clothesline. Sheamus knocks Fandango off the ring apron. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Bar connects with their Back Breaker/Diving Elbow Drop Combination for a two count. Fandango trips Sheamus from the outside. Breeze rolls Cesaro over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Breezango via Pinfall 

Elias Backstage Interview: 

Eight Match: Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, The Miz and The MizTourage vs. Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and Bobby Roode in a 10-Man Tag Team Match 

Rollins and Owens will start things off. Owens kicks Rollins. Owens with clubbing blows to the back of Rollins. Owens repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Owens levels Rollins with a Knee Lift. Rollins responds with a FlatLiner on the middle turnbuckle pad. Rollins with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Owens. Rollins throws Owens out of the ring. Rollins hits The SlingShot Crossbody Block. Owens tags in Axel. Axel applies a side headlock. Rollins leapfrogs over Axel. Rollins dropkicks Axel. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Rollins tags in Roode. Roode kicks Axel in the gut. Roode with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Roode applies a wrist lock. Roode tags in Balor.

Balor lands a Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Balor turns a Sunset Flip into a Basement Dropkick for a two count. Balor applies a front facelock. Axel drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. Axel tags in Owens. Owens talks smack to the referee. Dallas and Zayn wears down Balor with The Unicorn Stampede. Dallas attacks the midsection of Balor. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz starts choking Balor with his boot. Team Miz are cutting the ring in half. Miz mocks Strowman. Miz with a Running Boot for a two count. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Balor is trying to create separation Miz with a Back/Neck Breaker Combination for a two count.

Miz drags Balor to the corner. Miz tags in Zayn. Zayn goes for a Running Haymaker, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor tags in Lashley. Lashley clotheslines Zayn. Lashley follows that with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley with a Corner Clothesline to Zayn. Lashley delivers a Corner Spear. Zayn fights out of the Torture Rack Position. Lashley knocks Owens and Axel off the ring apron. Zayn with a straight right hand to Lashley. Lashley leapfrogs over Zayn. Lashley with an Inside Out Lariat. Lashley connects with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Lashley sends Miz crashing into Owens and Axel on the outside.

Coming out of the commercial break, Owens rolls Rollins back into the ring. Owens with Vicious Crossfaces to Rollins. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Owens drives Rollins head to the canvas. Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Owens goes back to the rear chin lock. Owens tags in Miz. Miz rakes the eyes of Rollins. Miz bounces Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rollins clears the ring. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Miz follows that with IT! Kicks. Miz goes for a Leg Lariat, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins creates distance with a Belly to Back Suplex. The MizTourage whips Balor and Lashley back first to the ringside barricade. Miz goes for a Belly to Back Suplex of his own, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins drops Miz with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Strowman shoves Zayn and Owens. Roode and Axel are tagged in.

Roode fires up with multiple corner clotheslines. Roode with a Neck Breaker to Axel. Roode lands a Flying Clothesline. Roode does his signature Glorious Pose. Axel drives Roode back first into the turnbuckles. Roode kicks Axel in the jaw. Roode connects with a BlockBuster for a two count. Roode throws Dallas out of the ring. Dallas ChopBlocks Roode. Dallas tags in Miz. Miz goes for a Figure Four Leg Lock, but Roode rolls him over for a two count. Roode clotheslines Miz. Roode tags in Strowman. Strowman chases Miz around the ringside area. Strowman drops Owens with a shoulder tackle. Strowman sends Miz back first to the ringside barricade. Miz ducks a clothesline from Strowman. Strowman clocks Miz with a Single Hand Throat Thrust. Strowman ChokeSlams Miz. The MizTourage shoves Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post.

Balor with a SlingBlade to Dallas. Axel chucks Balor out of the ring. Rollins clotheslines Axel over the top rope. Rollins takes out Axel with a Suicide Dive. Roode with The Glorious DDT to Zayn. Owens responds with a SuperKick. Lashley decks Owens with a Back Elbow Smash. Lashley follows that with a SpineBuster. Miz sends Lashley tumbling to the outside. Miz with Two Corner Dropkicks to Strowman. Strowman explodes out of the corner with a T-Rex Dropkick. Miz goes for the tag, but The MizTourage hops off the ring apron. Miz is pissed. The MizTourage heads to the backstage area. Strowman with a Body Avalanche to Miz. Strowman plants Miz with The Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley and Bobby Roode via Pinfall 

Newest Members On The Monday Night Raw Roster 

– Jinder Mahal

– Sunil Singh 

– Liv Morgan 

– Ruby Riott 

– Sarah Logan 

– Kevin Owens 

– Sami Zayn 

– Zack Ryder 

– Tyler Breeze 

– Fandango 

– Natalya 

– Mojo Rawley 

– Dolph Ziggler 

– Drew McIntyre 

– Baron Corbin 

– Mike Kanellis 

– Konnor 

– Viktor 

– Bobby Roode 

– Chad Gable

Check out Episode 102 of The Josh Lopez Wrestling Podcast 

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