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WWE RAW REPORT

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-23 23:07:00

Kevin Owens and Sami Zaynmake their way to the ring for the Kevin and Sami Show.

They take their seats behind the Kevin and Sami table.  

Sami says this is the hottest weekly, maybe weekly show in WWE.  Kevin says they will do it whenever they feel like it.  Kevin says a huge void existed with the loss of one of the greatest voices on Raw.  Who better to step up than them?  Sami says who better than them to win the Greatest Royal Rumble.  Kevin asks Sami why it will be so great.  Sami suggests that people stay home from work and school to watch the special.

Sami says they will prove why they are the crown jewels of Raw after being hand picked by Stephanie McMahon.

Kevin says that Sami is probably rubbing their guest the wrong way.

Kevin says they have a song for their guest.  Sami and Kevin sing "You Suck" many times and then they bring out their guest, Kurt Angle.

Kevin gets a beach chair for Kurt and Sami says nothing but the finest.

Sami asks Kurt about their song and Kurt says not to quit your day jobs.

Kevin says Kurt is bitter about last week.  He says he probably wouldn't be doing too well if their boss had his manhood in a jar.

Sami says they had a toxic work environment on Smackdown.  Kevin mentions the conspiracy formulated by Shane McMahon.  He says that is why he took things into his own hands, or his own head and cracked the skull of Vince McMahon.

Sami says that either Stephanie McMahon really really appreciates their talents . . . OR . . . she must really dislike him.

Kurt says if it wasn't for him, she would have Ronda Rousey under her thumb and would have full use of her arm.

Sami and Kevin suggest that maybe Kurt shouldn't say that because he needs that job.  Kurt and Sami argue over the number of kids that Kurt has and Kevin says that Sami forgot about Jason Jordan.  Sami says that for years, Kurt forgot about him too.

Kevin says tonight is not about the past, it is about the future.  Kevin says Kurt is going to maximize the upside that Stephanie did for them.

Kurt says he is going to repay them for this gratitude.  He says he will repay Kevin and Sami at The Greatest Royal Rumble.  He will be in the match along with Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, and every other superstar he has endeared over the years.  That is Friday, but he would love to repay Kevin and Sami as well.  They will face Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman.

Seth Rollins is in the locker room and he is reading something on his phone.  Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel arrive and they say they said goodbye to the MIz and hello to their futures.  They show Monday Night Rollins shirts.  Curtis says they can take over this place.  Bo says they can be the new Shield.    Bo and Curtis throw out their fists but Seth says no.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Apollo Crews and Titus O'Neil with Dana Brooke versus Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler

Titus and Dolph start things off and Titus throws Ziggler into the corner and he punches Dolph.  Dolph with kicks and he tags in Crews.  Crews with a clothesline followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall.  Drew with a kick to the head and he tags in.   Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex.  Ziggler tags in and Ziggler with a super kick to the head and Drew hits a reverse Alabama Slam.  Drew tags in and Ziggler with a Zig Zag while Drew hits the Claymore for the three count.

Winners:  Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

After the match, Dolph and Drew are in the ring and he is asked why did he bring Drew McIntyre with him.  Dolph says he never had anyone watch his back and now he has Drew watching his back.  He says that Drew is dangerous.

Drew says he is right.  He is dangerous.  He is especially dangerous to a locker room that has apparently gone soft.  He sees no fire or ambition.  All he sees are people collecting checks.  This is what a superstar looks like and this is how a superstar speaks.  Drew says you can trust him when he says the times are a-changing.  He is the wake up call and reality check that WWE needs.

Dolph says they don't care about stealing the show because this is the show.

Kurt watches from the office and Chad Gable enters the office.  He says that this is a great opportunity for him and he won't waste it.  Chad asks how Jason is and Kurt says he didn't bring Chad over to tag with Jason.  He was brought here to be a singles wrestler.

Jinder Mahal enters and he complains about having to defend the US title last week instead of having a celebration.  Jinder vows to win the US title on Friday and he wants to be sent back to Smackdown. 

Kurt says that Jinder is not going back to Smackdown.  Chad says that Jinder needs to show Kurt some respect.

Jinder gets Gable confused with Nicholas and Verne Troyer. 

Gable pushes Jinder and Kurt says that they will settle this in the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Jinder Mahal with Sunil Singh versus Chad Gable

Mahal knocks Gable off the ring steps before the match when Sunil distracts Gable.  Gable is thrown into the ringside barrier.  Mahal kicks Gable as the referee checks on Gable.

The bell rings and Mahal misses a clothesline.  Gable with a clothesline and then he tries to take Mahal down but Jinder blocks it.  Mahal with a thrust kick.  Mahal goes for a belly-to-back suplex but Gable counters for a lateral press and a near fall.  Mahal goes over the top rope when Gable drops down.  Mahal with a clothesline on the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Mahal with a rear chin lock.  Mahal with a top wrist lock.  Gable with a punch but Mahal with a knee and suplex for a near fall.  Mahal with a cross face and chop to the back of the head.  Mahal with a boot to the back of the head.  Gable with a punch and forearms.  Mahal with a forearm of his own followed by an Irish whip that sends Gable sternum first into the ring post.  Mahal with a rear chin lock.  

Gable with punches but Mahal with a back elbow.  Mahal chokes Gable in the ropes.  Mahal with knee drops with an assist from the ropes but Gable gets his boot up to stop Mahal.  Gable with a rolling kick to the head followed by step over toe hold knee drops and a dragon screw leg whip.  Gable hyperextends the leg and kicks the leg.  Mahal gets Gable on his shoulders but Gable escapes.  Mahal with a hot shot and a Harley Race knee.

Gable blocks the Khallas and he uses the ropes to propel himself to the mat for a three count.

Winner:  Chad Gable

Renee Young is in the back and she brings The Riott Squad into the interview area.  Renee asks them about the attack on Sasha Banks and Bayley and if it was a message.  Ruby says it was a message to the entire locker room.  Liv says they didn't come here to be role models.  Sarah says a frightened animal is easy prey.  Now all of the women are jumping at shadows.  Liv says if Alexa and Mickie want to get a little too familiar, they will get the Sasha and Bayley Treatment.  Ruby says they are like tear gas, they are equal opportunity agitators.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the start of Raw with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.

Samoa Joe says that Roman Reigns says he will return to the US as Universal Champion.  Joe says he is worried he won't have an opponent for Backlash because you have already preached to the masses about this.  Brock may leave you buried in the Saudi Arabian desert.

Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are in the locker room and Bo says he knows what they are thinking.  Miz, Gallows, and Anderson were sent to Smackdown, what an opportunity.

Finn says he wasn't thinking about that.

Bo says the Baxel Club would be Too Sweet.

Finn says no and then he puts down the hand gestures.

Bo asks Curtis if he is thinking what Bo is thinking.  Curtis says he has no idea.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens walk in the back as we go to commercial.

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