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WWE RAW REPORT: A LOT OF NEW FACES, A NEW CHAMPION, A TEN MAN TAG MATCH, THE MOST MUST SEE NIGHT HAS CHANGED

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-16 23:05:00

We are back and Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman looks around and he says he is here but Brock Lesnar isn't.  Once again, he is going to face Brock Lesnar.  It is not going down like it was at Wrestlemania because they are going to be in a steel cage.  He will leave Brock in the cage and he will return to Raw as the Full Time Universal Champion.  Since tonight is the Superstar Shake Up . . . 

Samoa Joe interrupts and he makes his way to the stage.

Joe tells Roman you come out here and you are so quick to brag that you show up for work.  Joe says you don't brag about getting the job done.  The fact is you haven't got the job done and you never will.  You talk about this cage match and you are going to become a champion.  You are not getting in the ring with a normal superstar.  You are getting in there with a beast who has beaten you every time you stepped into the ring with him.

Joe says he almost feels sorry for Roman but he does not know his place around here.  You won't learn until someone puts you down for good.  Joe says he comes bearing that sweet mercy.  When Brock is done with you in the cage, Joe will put the Big Dog to sleep once and for all.  Since you have some bass in your voice, Joe wants to remind Roman of what Brock has done to him and what Joe will do to him.

Roman says that is everything that Brock has done, so why don't you come down here to see what your lazy fat ass can do.

Joe makes his way to the ring but Joe stops at the bottom of the ramp and decides to go back up the ramp.  Joe stops at the top of the ramp and he throws his towel down and goes to the ring, but Joe says he will see Roman at Backlash on his time.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville) versus Natalya

They lock up and Natalya with a rollup for a near fall.  Mandy with a slap and Natalya with a side head lock take down.  Mandy with a head scissors.  Natalya with forearms.  They go to the floor and Natalya sends Mandy back into the ring.  Mandy goes to the floor and she hits Natalya with a jumping knee.  They return to the ring and Mandy gets a near fall.  Mandy kicks Natalya in the corner.  Mandy chokes Natalya in the corner.   Mandy with a suplex for a near fall.  Mandy with a forearm to the back and then Mandy with an abdominal stretch.

Natalya with a hip toss and slap to Mandy.  Natalya tells Mandy not to touch her like that.  Natalya misses a discus clothesline and Mandy goes for a jumping knee but Natalya blocks it and she applies the Sharpshooter and Mandy taps out.

Winner:  Natalya

After the match, Sonya attacks Natalya and connects with knees. 

Ronda Rousey's music plays and she makes her way to the ring with purpose.  Mandy and Sonya leave the ring.

Ronda checks on Natalya in the ring.

Sonya goes into the ring and she wants a piece of Ronda.

Ronda with a jab and a series of punches followed by a clothesline.

We take a look at the newest member of the Raw roster and it is Baron Corbin.

Match Number Seven:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango versus Sheamus and Cesaro 

Fandango and Cesaro start things off and Fandango takes Cesaro's jacket.  Cesaro with a kick and European uppercut.  Cesaro with a shoulder tackle.  Cesaro goes for a sunset flip and Fandango stays on his feet and he does some dancing and hits a leg drop for a near fall.  Breeze tags in and he punches Cesaro.  Breeze avoids Sheamus but he cannot avoid the pop up European uppercut.  Cesaro rips off Breeze's shirt and tags in Sheamus.  Sheamus with kicks and then Cesaro gets in a few shots.  Breeze blocks a punch and connects with punches of his own but Sheamus runs Breeze into the corner.  Cesaro tags in and they hit a double thrust kick for a near fall.

Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.  Sheamus tags in and they hit a double clothesline.  Sheamus with a knee to the back followed by a reverse chin lock.  Breeze with a jaw breaker to get out of the hold but Sheamus with a clothesline and he knocks Fandango off the apron.  Sheamus with a back breaker and Cesaro with an elbow drop for a near fall.  Fandango pulls Sheamus off the apron and Breeze with a sunset flip for the three count.

Winners:  Tyler Breeze and Fandango

Renee Young is in the back with Elias.  Renee asks Elias why he has chosen not to play tonight. 

Elias tells Rachel after all of the huge venues he has performed in, he will not perform in small venues.  This rinky dink town of Hartford does not matter.  Elias says things have changed since Bobby Lashley was last here.  Elias says that he is the biggest star in the WWE and Bobby does not belong in the same arena as him.  Elias says that Bobby should be worshiping him in the crowd like everyone else.  If Bobby interrupts him again, Bobby will know what WWE stands for.

Elias says he won't perform for the fans, but he says that Renee wants a private concert.  Elias tells her to silence her cell phone . . . 

Renee says we don't have time for a performance and she sends it back to Michael Cole.

Match Number Eight:  Miz, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens versus Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Roode

Rollins wants to start for his team while Owens waits for someone to start.  Owens with a kick to the midsection followed by punches and kicks.  Owens with more punches and a knee to the midsection.  Owens with an Irish whip but Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.  Rollins with a clothesline and he sends Owens to the floor and Rollins with a pescado.  We have five men in the ring and five on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Axel with a side head lock on Rollins.  Rollins with a drop kick and he tags in Roode.  Roode with a kick and suplex for a near fall.  Balor tags in and he goes up top and hits a double sledge to the arm.  Axel with a punch and a sunset flip but Balor rolls through and hits a drop kick for a near fall.   Strowman wants to tag in but Axel runs Balor into the corner and Owens tags in and he punches Balor.  Dallas tags in and he kicks Balor.  Dallas with punches and Miz tags in.

Miz kicks Balor and chokes him in the corner.  Owens chokes Balor while the referee is out of position.  Miz with a boot to Balor for a near fall.  Miz with a reverse chin lock.  Balor with punches but Miz with Reality Check for a near fall.  Zayn tags in and he punches Balor in the midsection and then the head.  Zayn misses a splash into the corner and Lashley tags in with a clothesline and overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Lashley with a clothesline into the corner followed by a shoulder.  Lashley knocks Owens off the apron and that distraction allows Zayn to hit a clothesline.  Lashley with a clothesline and then he sets for a delayed vertical suplex.

Lashley press slams Miz onto Axel and Dallas on the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Owens sends Rollins back into the ring and he connects with cross faces and applies a reverse chin lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Rollins was sent over the top rope to the floor.  Owens keeps Rollins from making the tag and sends him to the mat and hits a back senton for a near fall.  Owens pulls Rollins into his corner and Miz tags in and kicks Rollins in the midsection.  Miz sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and kicks him.  Rollins tries to fight out of the corner but Miz with a kick to the knee and a DDT for a near fall.

Miz sets for the It Kicks and Miz goes for a round kick but misses.  Rollins with a rollup for a near fall.  Rollins with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Bo and Curtis pull Balor and Lashley off the apron.  Strowman and Roode go after Axel and Dallas but Rollins was ready for the tag but no one was in the corner.  Rollins with an enzuigiri and then Strowman goes to the floor to go after Owens and Zayn.

Roode and Axel tag in and Roode with clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and neck breaker.  Roode goes up top and hits a clothesline.  Roode sets for the Glorious DDT but Axel sends Roode into the corner.  Roode with a boot and blockbuster for a near fall.  Roode sends Bo to the floor.  Axel clips Roode and Miz tags in and he sets for the Figure Four Leg Lock but Roode with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Roode with a clothesline and Braun wants to be tagged in.

Strowman tags in and Miz goes to the floor and chases MIz around the ring.  Strowman knocks Owens out of the way and then he punches Zayn.  Miz with kicks and Strowman with a choke slam.  Dallas comes in and he is sent into the turnbuckles.  Axel is sent into the corner and Strowman misses a shoulder in the corner and hits the ring post.  Balor with a forearm to Axel and Slingblade to Dallas.  Rollins sends Axel to the floor and hits a suicide dive onto Axel.  Roode with a Glorious DDT to Zayn.  Owens with a super kick to Roode.  Lashley with a spinebuster to Owens.  Miz sends Lashley to the floor.

Miz with two running drop kicks into the corner.  Strowman stops a third one with a drop kick of his own.  Axel refuses the tag from Miz and goes to the floor. Dallas does the same.  Miz says that he made them and then he turns around with a sad look on his face because he knows what is behind him.  Strowman with a splash into the corner followed by a running power slam for the three count.

Winners:  Bobby Roode, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Braun Strowman

We go to credits.


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