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WWE RAW REPORT: THE KEVIN AND SAMI SHOW, IC TITLE MATCH, TITUS SHOWS THAT HE CAN LAUGH AT HIMSELF, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-30 23:08:00

We are back and Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring.

We are told that Miz will get his rematch against Seth Rollins on Sunday at Backlash.

Seth praises the crowd for their reactions.  He says the last month has been wild.  He takes everyone back to Wrestlemania where he wins the Intercontinental Championship.  Then they go to South Africa where he defends the title.  They come back to St. Louis and then go to Saudi Arabia where he defended the title in a ladder match.

Seth says merci to the people of Montreal.  Seth says the crowd makes it all worthwhile.  He says the trip back from Saudi Arabia was long and it allowed him to think about what kind of champion he wants to be.  He does not want to be anything like Brock Lesnar.  Brock isn't even the legitimate Universal Champion because we saw Roman's feet hit first.  Seth says he does not want to show up only when it is convenient or when the price is right.  He wants to be a fighting champion . . . 

Finn Balor's music plays and interrupts Seth.

Finn introduces himself in French.  He tells Seth he was right.  It was a long flight from Saudi Arabia and it gave him time to watch the end of the ladder match and see how close he came to being Intercontinental champion.  Finn says that Seth beat him, but by this much.  They have had four singles matches and each of them have won two.  That makes them even.  You talk about being a fighting champion so why not show you are a fighting champion by putting that title on the line tonight?

Seth says he has the Miz at Backlash on Sunday, but . . . 

Finn says he likes that but.

Seth says since he is a fighting champion, he will leave it up to the people of Montreal.

Seth says he is on and then . . . 

Miz' music plays and Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas make their way to the stage.  

Curtis says not to worry about what these people want.  Worry about what is best for yourselves.  You guys shouldn't be fighting each other, you should be fighting together.  Bo says we should all be fighting together.

Curtis says they made a mistake by coming at them separately.  They should have had a group conversation and then Bo and Curtis reveal shirts with all four of their photos on it.

Bo says forget about the Balor Club and forget about the Shield.  Bo says they have the Four Horsemen of the WWE.

Bo and Curtis put up the four fingers.

Seth and Finn have a conversation away from Bo and Curtis.  Seth says it is a hard no.

Bo tells Curtis to keep his chin up.  Bo says they don't need them.  Bo and Curtis turn away and then try to attack Finn and Seth but Seth with a super kick to Bo and Finn with a Slingblade to Curtis.  Rollins clotheslines Axel over the top rope to the floor.

Balor takes care of Rollins with an elevated elbow drop to the chest.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sasha Banks is in the interview area.  Sasha is asked about whether she tried to get Bayley to be in her corner.  Sasha says Bayley will not be in her corner.  She says she has not heard from Bayley.  The Riott Squad is trying to run Raw but she won't let them.

Match Number Three:  Sasha Banks versus Ruby Riott (with Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan)

They lock up and Ruby backs Sasha into the corner and gives a clean break.  They lock up again and Ruby with a wrist lock.  Ruby pulls Sasha down by the hair but Sasha with an arm drag.  Sasha goes for a hip toss but Ruby blocks it.  Sasha blocks a hip toss of her own.  Ruby with a rollup for a near fall.  Sasha with a chop.  Sasha uses the ropes for an arm drag and then she takes Ruby to the mat with an arm bar.

We see Bayley watching from the back.  Ruby with kicks in the corner and then she sends Sasha into the turnbuckles.  Ruby with shoulders in the corner followed by a forearm.  Ruby with a forearm but Sasha with a Thesz Press.  Sasha sends Ruby into the turnbuckles and chokes her.  Sasha with a double knee drop for a near fall.  Sasha with an arm bar.  Sasha is sent to the apron and Ruby knocks her off with a forearm.  Logan misses a clothesline and Sasha with a forearm.  Sasha avoids a baseball slide and Sasha with a baseball slide of her own.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Ruby with a seated abdominal stretch.  We see Ruby kicking Sasha in the midsection during the break.  Ruby with a drop kick to Sasha and Sasha's head hits the turnbuckles.  Ruby with an STO for a near fall.  Ruby rubs Sasha's face in the mat and slams her face into the mat.  Ruby with a forearm to the back of the head and then she kicks Sasha in the back.  Ruby with a reverse chin lock.  

Sasha with elbows but Ruby with a knee.  Sasha with an O'Connor roll for a near fall and then she hits a cross body off the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Sasha with an elbow to Ruby and then she follows with a kick.  Sasha with clotheslines and a drop kick.  Sasha blocks a kick and kicks Ruby.  Sasha with a double knee strike in the corner but Ruby moves on a second attempt.  Ruby with a super kick and then Ruby goes to the turnbuckles for a cannonball back senton and a near fall.  Ruby gets another near fall.  Ruby sets for the Riott Kick but Sasha with a lungblower and Banks Statement.  Logan distracts the referee and Liv pulls Ruby to the floor.  Ruby drops Sasha on the ropes.  Sasha with a knee and a running knee.  Sasha with Meteora to Liv on the floor.

Logan gets on the apron and Sasha kicks her from the turnbuckles.  Ruby with a forearm and a Riott Kick for the three count.

Winner:  Ruby Riott

We have a Moment of Bliss.

Alexa says you never know when a bully will strike.  It could happen at school, work, or on vacation.  Alexa says it happens to her.  Alexa says she was at Disney with Nia and Nia was making fun of her height asking everyone if Alexa can go on the rides.  She even asked about the Tea Cups.  They are cups that you sit in.  Alexa mentions that Nia had a server give her a kid's mention.  Nia had a turkey leg in each hand while laughing at her.  Nia made her miserable at the Happiest Place on Earth.  She will beat Nia at Backlash and she will do it for everyone who has a Nia in their lives.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Seth Rollins will face Finn Balor for the Intercontinental Title in the main event.

Renee Young is in the back with Titus O'Neil as he slides into the camera shot.  Renee shows Titus the slide heard round the world.

Renee asks Titus how is he dealing with the spotlight.  Titus says it was exactly as he planned.  Not many people have the opportunity to fall flat on their face in front of the world.  You don't stay down.  You get back up.  Titus says he hopes this situation will inspire people.

Baron Corbin stops by and says that Renee is wasting her time with him.

We see Matt Hardy reading from the Light and the Darkness.  Their story has always been told.  The vessels known as Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy have transcended time and space.  We see Matt and Bray placed into historical photos.

Bray shows up he says out of darkness and light.  Their shadow will continue to consume everything.

Michael Cole brings up the end of the main event when Ronda Rousey came out to interrupt the match and then attack Mickie James.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, and Bobby Lashley versus Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh)

Roman wants to start and he faces off with Mahal.  Zayn would like to start the match so Jinder obliges.  Owens decides to tag in before Zayn does anything to affect his vertigo.  Owens tags Zayn back in.  Roman blocks a punch and punches Zayn.  Zayn with a kick but Roman sends Zayn to the floor.  Zayn with a kick on the floor but Roman sends Zayn into the ringside barrier.  Roman with an uppercut to Owens and then he hits a broad jump drop kick as we go to commercial.

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