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WWE Raw Results (4/8/19): Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston

WWE Raw Results (4/8/19)

WWE Raw
April 8, 2019
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

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WrestleMania 35 Results

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, and The New Day In-Ring Segment:

Seth Rollins has waited a long time to stand in this ring and hold this title above his head. All it took was climbing Mount Everest and beating the most dominant champion. Brock is the human equivalent. Rollins was being ragdolled around the ring, but he got back up. He took everything Brock had to dish out and he got back up. Rollins might have taken some questionable tactics to gain an advantage, but he didn’t do anything to Brock that he wouldn’t have done to him. After the match, Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were on a flight to Vegas for some meetings.

As far as he is concerned, they can stay in Las Vegas because Brock is no longer the Reigning, Defending, Undisputed, Universal Champion. Rollins will be a fighting champion everyone can be proud of. The New Day comes out to interrupt Rollins. Rollins looks confused. It’s Monday, not Tuesday. Don’t let your eyes deceive you because it’s The New Day. This isn’t the Superstar Shake Up, that’s happening next week. Big E says that last night was cause for celebration and they couldn’t wait until Smackdown. Xavier Woods points out that Rollins became the Universal Champion when he conquered The Beast Incarnate.

Woods is not aware, but the WWE Universe are not fans of Brock Lesnar. Their friend Kofi Kingston did the impossible and became your WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Big E is doing a full split in the ring. After his match was over, Kofi was in the locker room with his sons watching the main event. The winner take all concept was a great idea for Becky Lynch, So how about the new Universal Champion and the new WWE Champion have a winner take all match tonight? It seems that The Shield are not a thing any more. No Shield and no New Day. Just the two of them one on one, title for title. Rollins accepts Kofi’s challenge.

First Match: Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins (c) vs. The Revival For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 

Ryder and Dawson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dawson backs Ryder into the turnbuckles. Dawson tags in Wilder. Ryder avoids the double team opportunity. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wilder applies a side headlock. Wilder drops Ryder with a shoulder tackle. Wilder kicks Ryder in the chest. Ryder clotheslines Wilder. Ryder applies a wrist lock. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Ryder/Hawkins hits their Side Russian Leg Sweep/STO Combination for a two count. Hawkins applies a wrist lock. Wilder drops Hawkins with a forearm smash. Wilder blasts Hawkins with a knife edge chop. Wilder tags in Dawson. Wilder bounces Ryder’s head on the right knee of Dawson.

Dawson kicks Hawkins in the gut. Dawson uppercuts Hawkins. Dawson stomps on the left hand of Hawkins. Dawson bounces Hawkins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Dawson is mauling Hawkins in the corner. Dawson with a side headlock takeover. Dawson drops Hawkins with a shoulder tackle. Hawkins leapfrogs over Dawson. Hawkins dropkicks Dawson. Hawkins is fired up. Hawkins with a Running Forearm Smash. Hawkins is throwing haymakers at Dawson. Hawkins with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Wilder. The referee is trying to calm down Ryder. Dawson reverses out of the irish whip from Hawkins. Wilder drives his knee into Hawkins back. Dawson uppercuts Hawkins. Dawson tags in Wilder. The Revival hits The Hart Attack for a two count.

Coming out of the commercial break, The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Hawkins with a Jumping Knee Strike. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Ryder with a FaceBuster to Wilder. Ryder knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Ryder with a leaping double knee strike. Ryder delivers a Missile Dropkick. Ryder follows that with a FlapJack. Ryder with a Back Body Drop to Wilder. Ryder lands Two Broski Boots. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Hawkins with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Wilder goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Hawkins lands back on his feet. Hawkins with an inside cradle for a two count. Hawkins ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Hawkins with a Big Lariat.

Hawkins tags in Ryder. Dawson drags Hawkins out of the ring. Wilder uses the middle rope for leverage for a two count. Wilder clotheslines Ryder. Dawson follows that with The Brain Buster on the floor. Wilder tags in Dawson. The Revival hits their Burning Hammer/Flying Knee Drop Combination for a two count. Dawson argues with the referee. The Revival goes for a Double Suplex, but Ryder lands back on his feet. Ryder drops Wilder with a NeckBreaker. Dawson with The La Magistral for a two count. Dawson with a waist lock go-behind. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Dawson blasts Hawkins off the apron. Dawson ducks a clothesline from Ryder. The Revival connects with The Shattering Machine. Hawkins with a hand full of tights to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins via Pinfall 

Baron Corbin, Kurt Angle, and Lars Sullivan In-Ring Segment: 

For weeks he has listened to all of you whine and cry that Kurt Angle deserves someone better for his final opponent at WrestleMania. Corbin reminds us that Kurt Angle chose him. Angle didn’t deserve to be in the same ring as him. Even with his long list of accomplishments, he’s used to people doubting him and he proved them wrong. Corbin proved that he is better than an Olympic gold medalist. After that victory, Corbin deserves a gold medal of his own. Kurt Angle walks down to the ring. Last night, Corbin was the better man and his career is officially over. Corbin’s career is just getting started. Angle wishes Corbin all of the luck in the world and they shake hands. Not good luck, but bad luck. Angle connects with The Angle Slam. Angle makes Corbin tap out to The Ankle Lock. Corbin rolls himself out of the ring. Lars Sullivan plants Angle with The Freak Accident. Sullivan follows that with The Diving HeadButt.

Second Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley 

Bliss talks smack to Bayley. Bayley is throwing haymakers at Bliss. Bayley dumps Bliss face first off the top turnbuckle. Bliss trips Bayley from the outside. Bliss drags Bayley out of the ring. Bliss rocks Bayley with a big forearm smash. Bliss tugs on Bayley’s hair. Bliss applies a rear chin lock. Bayley gets back to a vertical base. Bayley with shots to the midsection of Bliss. Bliss clotheslines Bayley. Bliss slaps Bayley in the face. Bliss continues to toy around with Bayley. Bayley drives Bliss back first into the turnbuckles.

Bayley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Bliss kicks Bayley in the jaw. Bliss goes for a Sunset Flip PowerBomb, but Bayley blocks it. The referee catches Bayley grabbing the middle rope for leverage. Bayley drops Bliss with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley follows that with The Sunset Flip PowerBomb into the turnbuckles for a two count. Excellent ring awareness by Bliss. Bliss with a low dropkick to Bayley. Bliss plants Bayley with The Spike DDT to pickup the victory.

Winner: Alexa Bliss via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch & Lacey Evans In-Ring Segment: 

Nine years ago, Becky Lynch worked in a bar not too far from The Barclays Center. We did it. For months Ronnie and Ric’s daughter went hoarse talking about their resumes. At WrestleMania, when all was said and done, this woman who walked in with nothing, walked out with everything. She’s not the strongest, fastest, and most athletic, leaving home at 15 years old looking to fight around the world taught her to be a master of survival. The Man will always persist and overcome and win in the end.

When you are done sulking and want more, she will knock the empty head off Ronnie’s shoulders once again. The McMahons will probably hand Charlotte the tag titles to make her feel better about losing to Becky again. There are plenty of people who are going to be lining up for her, but she will slap their heads off. Lacey Evans walks down to the ring. Becky is not impressed. Evans punches Becky. That leads us to a pull apart brawl on the stage.

Third Match: Ricochet & Aleister Black vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable 

Black and Gable will start things off. Gable with a waist lock go-behind. Gable transitions into a wrist lock. Black reverses the hold. Gable with a single leg takedown for a one count. Black with a deep arm-drag. Black applies the cross-arm-breaker. Gable rolls Black over for a two count. Black fights out of the boston crab. Black slips over Gable’s back. Black is playing mind games with Gable. Gable with a throat punch. Gable follows that with a waist lock takedown. Gable with clubbing crossfaces. Gable tags in Roode. Roode repeatedly stomps on Black’s chest. Roode kicks Black in the ribs. Roode bounces Black’s head on the top turnbuckle. Roode unloads a knife edge chop. Roode continues to put the boots to Black in the corner. Roode tries to cheap shot to Ricochet. Black with shots to the midsection of Roode. Black tags in Ricochet.

Ricochet leapfrogs over Roode. Black with a Running Knee Lift. Ricochet follows that with a hesitation dropkick. Black drops Gable with The Mid-Kick. Black with a Running Meteora off the ring apron. Ricochet wraps this sequence with a Running Triangle MoonSault. Ricochet rolls Black back into the ring. Ricochet with the cover for a two count. Ricochet applies an arm-bar. Roode drives his knee into the midsection of Ricochet. Roode applies a front face lock. Ricochet kicks Gable in the gut. Ricochet decks Roode with a back elbow smash. Ricochet with a forearm smash. Ricochet blocks a boot from Gable. Ricochet with a Pump Kick. Roode sends Ricochet tumbling to the floor. Coming out of the commercial break, Roode and Gable are cutting the ring in half.

Gable goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a forearm smash. Gable responds with an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Gable knocks Black off the ring apron. Gable whips Ricochet back first across the turnbuckles. Gable tags in Roode. Gable punches Ricochet in the gut. Roode with a Running Knee Lift. Roode with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Roode applies a front face lock. Roode tags in Gable. Gable kicks Ricochet in the gut. Ricochet kicks Gable in the jaw. Ricochet knocks Roode off the apron. Ricochet with a double boot to the chest of Gable. Ricochet with a Roll Through Dropkick. Black and Roode are tagged in.

Black delivers his combination offense. Black with a sliding knee strike. Black ducks a clothesline from Gable. Black hits The Quebrada for a two count. Roode drives Black back first into the turnbuckles. Black with a back elbow smash. Black dives over Roode. Roode rolls Black over for a two count. Black with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Black with a Discus Elbow Smash. Black kicks the left hamstring of Roode. Black with a Running Knee Strike for a two count. Black applies a waist lock. Roode breaks free with a back elbow smash. Black makes the tag to Ricochet. Roode goes for The Glorious DDT, but Black counters with a High Head Kick.

Ricochet with a Twisting Vertical Suplex for a two count. Black dumps Gable out of the ring. Gable transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ricochet drags Roode to the corner. Roode goes for The SuperPlex, but Ricochet blocks it. Gable shoves Ricochet off the top turnbuckle. Roode hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Roode tags in Gable. Team Glorious connects with their MoonSault/NeckBreaker Combination for a two count. Black and Roode are brawling on the outside. Gable goes for The Roll Through German Suplex, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet plants Gable with The CodeBreaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Roode attacks Ricochet from behind.

Winner: Ricochet & Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush 

Rush can’t decide whether he wants to talk tonight. Rush gives the microphone to Lashley. Lashley says that he’ll take care of Renee Young. Ambrose knocks Lashley off the ring apron. Ambrose is teeing off on Lashley. Ambrose and Lashley are brawling around the ringside area. Ambrose throws multiple chairs at Lashley. Ambrose drives Lashley face first into the steel ring post.

Ambrose sends Rush chest first across the ringside barricade. Ambrose is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Lashley kicks Ambrose in the gut. Ambrose sends Lashley face first into the LED Board. Ambrose plants Lashley with The Dirty Deeds on the stage. Rush punches Ambrose. Rush runs away from Ambrose. Lashley Spears Ambrose. Lashley ChokeSlams Ambrose through the announce table.

Match Result: No-Contest 

Mojo Rawley Promo: 

Fifth Match: Finn Balor (c) vs. Sami Zayn For The WWE Intercontinental Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor backs Zayn into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Quick stalemate in the corner. Zayn pats Balor on the chest. Balor applies a wrist lock. Zayn reverses the hold. Balor with an arm-drag takeover. Balor applies an arm-bar. Zayn transitions into a headscissors neck lock. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Balor signals for the test of strength. Long Standing Switch Exchange. Balor with a deep arm-drag. Zayn dumps Balor out of the ring. Zayn shows off his athleticism. Zayn is playing mind games with Balor. Balor slowly walks back into the ring.

Zayn applies a side headlock. Balor leapfrogs over Zayn. Balor dropkicks Zayn for a two count. Balor goes back to arm-bar. Balor works on his joint manipulation game. Zayn backs Balor into the ropes. Zayn slaps Balor in the chest. Zayn repeatedly punches Balor in the back. Zayn kicks Balor in the gut. Zayn is lighting up Balor’s chest. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Zayn. Zayn goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor with a standing double foot stomp. Balor with two knife edge chops. Zayn blocks another chop from Balor.

Zayn goes for The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag, but Balor blocks it. Balor drops Zayn with an OverHead Kick. Balor with a baseball slide dropkick. Balor goes for The SlingBlade, but Zayn counters with The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with a ShotGun Dropkick. Zayn avoids The Coupe De Grace. Zayn rolls Balor over for a two count. Zayn with an Exploder Suplex into the turnbuckles. Zayn goes for The Helluva Kick, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Sami Zayn Promo: 

Zayn thought that coming out tonight would cure what ails him. It only reinforced what he thought about for the last nine months.  It seems like The WWE Universe has missed him. From the bottom of his heart, he didn’t miss any of this or any of you. Supposedly WWE is a super toxic environment.  Well, it’s not because of The McMahons or the other superstars. It’s because of this audience and their ugliness. Zayn lives a meaningful and fulfilling life. Your lives seem so devoid of meaning that you only get joy and satisfaction for being critics. That’s because it’s the only thing that gives you any sense of self importance.

You judge everyone but yourselves. It’s because none of you have the balls to look inside yourself because of the ugliness and cynicism inside yourselves. You’re the voice of reason? You’re the voices that should be heard? Overnight, you have become the evil overlords of WWE. Zayn prides himself on doing the right thing. The right thing is not to come back and save WWE. It’s not to takeover the WWE. The right thing to do is to come out here every single week and hold each and every one of you accountable because no one will. Zayn will see everyone in hell.

Dana Brooke Backstage Interview: 

Elias & The Undertaker In-Ring Segment: 

Sixth Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Seth Rollins (c) in a Winner Takes All Match For The WWE/Universal Championships

 Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kofi applies a wrist lock. Rollins with a side headlock takeover. Rollins drops Kofi with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a double leapfrog. Kofi with a Spinning Elbow Strike. Rollins negates The SOS. Kofi dodges The Ripcord Knee Strike. Kofi goes for The Trouble In Paradise, but Rollins ducks out of the way. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Kofi. Kofi side steps The Curb Stomp. That leads us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Kofi applies an arm-bar. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Kofi. Rollins and Kofi are trading back and forth shots. Rollins whips Kofi to the corner. Kofi kicks Rollins in the jaw.

Rollins dropkicks Kofi in mid-air. Rollins with a Big Boot. Rollins dives over Kofi. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Rollins is burning it down. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Kofi rolls him over for a two count. Kofi thrust kicks the midsection of Rollins. Kofi with a Spike DDT for a two count. Kofi with a Rolling Kick to Rollins. Rollins goes for a SuperPlex, but Kofi blocks it. Kofi sends Rollins crashing to the outside. Cesaro launches Kofi off the top turnbuckle which causes the disqualification. After the match, The Bar are beating down Kofi. Seth Rollins storms into the ring to make the save. Rollins challenges The Bar to a tag team match right now.

Winner: Still WWE Champion, Kofi Kingston via Disqualification 

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar 

Rollins and Cesaro will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins is teeing off on Cesaro. Cesaro backs Rollins into the ropes. Rollins knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope. Rollins goes for a SlingShot Crossbody Block, but Cesaro counters with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker on the apron. Sheamus catches Kofi in mid-air. Sheamus dumps Kofi back first on the ringside barricade. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Cesaro applies a front face lock. Rollins is desperately trying to create separation. Rollins with a Back Body Drop. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus blasts Kofi off the apron. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Sheamus. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Double BackBreaker for a two count. Sheamus rocks Rollins with a High Knee Strike behind the referee’s back.

Cesaro hooks the leg for a two count. Cesaro makes another quick tag to Sheamus. Sheamus is feeding off the nimrods energy. Rollins is throwing haymakers at Sheamus. Rollins with rapid fire knife edge chops. Sheamus goes for a PowerSlam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins decks Cesaro with a back elbow smash. Rollins drives Sheamus shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rollins makes the hot tag to Kofi. Kofi with a Flying Clothesline. Kofi with two double sledges. Kofi dropkicks Sheamus. Kofi with a Jumping Clothesline. Kofi hits The New Day Boom Drop. Kofi plays to the crowd. Sheamus dodges The Trouble In Paradise. Kofi with The SOS for a two count. Kofi launches Cesaro over the top rope. The Bar catches Kofi in mid-air. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Kofi rolls Sheamus back into the ring. Kofi with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.

Sheamus shoves Kofi into the referee. Cesaro bounces Kofi’s head on the top rope. Sheamus with a Pump Knee Strike for a two count. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Bar connects with their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination. Rollins tackles Sheamus to break the pinning opportunity. Sheamus goes for a Rolling Senton, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins SuperKicks Sheamus. Rollins drives Sheamus face first into the ring steel ring post. Kofi negates The Neutralizer. Cesaro goes for The Cesaro Swing, but Kofi counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Rollins tags himself in. Kofi kicks Cesaro in the jaw. Kofi drops Cesaro with The Trouble In Paradise. Rollins plants Cesaro with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory.

Winner: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston via Pinfall 

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