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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 Zayn backs Roman into the corner and Mahal tags in.  Mahal with punches.  Roman with a back elbow.  Lashley tags in and he punches Mahal.  Lashley with a back elbow and clothesline followed by a slam.  Mahal with a knee and punches.  Lashley with a clothesline and then he gets Mahal on his shoulders.  Mahal gets to his feet and Zayn tags in.  Zayn kicks Lashley and chokes him in the corner.  Zayn sets for a suplex but Lashley counters into a neck breaker.  Lashley with a clothesline and shoulder into the corner.  Owens stops the delayed vertical suplex on Zayn with a kick.

Owens tags in and kicks Lashley.  Mahal tags in and connects with knees in the corner.  Owens tags in and he connects with shoulders.  Owens with a snpa mare and kick to the back.  Owens with a reverse chin lock.  Lashleygets to his feet and he connects with elbows.  Owens with a kick and back senton for a near fall.  Owens with punches and kicks followed by a knee to the back.  Owens returns to the reverse chin lock.  

Lashley with punches but Owens with a knee.  Lashley with a kick and flatline.  Both men are down.  Roman and Zayn tag in and Roman with two clotheslines.  Roman with a flying clothesline out of the corner and he knocks Mahal off the apron.  Roman with NeverEnding Story in the corner.  Roman with a running boot to the head.  Roman looks around and then he sets up for the Superman punch.  Sunil distracts Roman and is brought into the ring.  Sunil is sent to the floor and Roman with a punch but Owens makes the tag and hits a DDT for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Zayn with a rear chin lock on Roman.  Roman gets back to his feet and Zayn with a forearm.  Roman with a punch and Zayn with a forearm.  They go back and forth.  Zayn pulls Roman back into his corner and he connects with a forearm to the back.  Owens with a boot to the chest and an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Owens with punches and then he tags in Zayn.  Zayn punches Roman and gets a near fall.  Roman with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.  

Owens tags in and he sends Roman into the corner but Roman with boots to Owens.  Owens stops Reigns from making the tag but Roman with a Superman punch.  Mahal tags in and he knocks Lashley off the apron.  Roman with a Samoan drop.  Strowman tags in and he clotheslines Mahal.  Strowman goes to the floor and knocks Owens and Zayn down with shoulders.  Strowman with a clothesline to Mahal back in the ring and Strowman knocks Zayn and Owens down on the floor.  

Strowman gets back into the ring and he misses a shoulder in the corner when Sunil pulls Jinder out of the way.  Strowman hits the ring post.  Lashley with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Zayn.  Mahal with a kick to Lashley.  Owens tags in and Roman spears Mahal.  Owens with super kicks to Roman and Strowman.  Owens charges into the corner and Strowman stops him and hits a power slam for the three count.

Winners:  Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley

We go to commercial.

We are back and Baron Corbin comes out and he says to make money you don't have to be funny.  Baron responds to the crowd's chants.  Titus O'Neil has made a career being the fool.  His opponent tonight cares about his conga line.  Baron says this nonsense makes him want to puke.  He came here to win titles and make money.  Tonight he puts an end to the nonsense.  After he is done, no one will be laughing.

Match Number Five:  No Way Jose versus Baron Corbin

Jose with punches but Corbin with an Irish whip.  Corbin slides around the ring post and hits a clothesline.  Jose with punches but Corbin with a punch to stagger Jose.  Corbin goes over the top rope when Jose ducks down.  Jose with a punch from the apron and he goes up top and misses a cross body.  Jose is sent shoulder first into the ring post.

Titus O'Neil's music plays and he makes his way to the ring . . . cautiously along with Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke.  They stop Titus from running to the ring and Apollo wipes down the bottom of the ramp.  Titus walks gingerly and gets to ringside.  Titus gets on the apron and he slips on the apron and falls to the floor.

Baron applauds Titus and Jose with a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  No Way Jose

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six:  Natalya (with Ronda Rousey) versus Mickie James (with Alexa Bliss)

Natalya with a wrist lock on the injured arm and Mickie goes to the floor.  Natalya with a forearm to the back and an arm wringer.  Natalya with a snap mare and Natalya runs over Mickie's back and hits a drop kick for a near fall.  Mickie sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and then to the mat.  Mickie with a kick to the chest and she gets a near fall.  Mickie with a body scissors.  Natalya picks up Mickie but Mickie counters into a lateral press and gets a near fall.  Natalya with an elbow and then she hits a discus clothesline.  Natalya sets for the Sharpshooter and Alexa gets on the apron to get Natalya to be distracted.

Mickie kicks Natalya in the leg and Ronda backs Alexa up.  Ronda chases Alexa around the ring and Natalya gets the three count.

Winner:  Natalya

After the match, Nia Jax comes out and Alexa runs away.  Nia goes into the ring and stands between Natalya and Ronda before raising their hands.

Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley will face Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at Backlash.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew McIntyre is with Dolph Ziggler.  Drew says when he speaks, it is real, just like him.  While others are busy coasting on their laurels, there are two who are positive they belong here.  They will show why.  Dolph suggests that people go to Smackdown while they have the chance.  They are not going to steal the show, they are going to take it.

Match Number Seven:  Finn Balor versus Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and Balor is backed into the corner.  Rollins pushes Balor on the break.  They lock up and Balor with a front face lock.  Rollins with a side head lock.  Balor with an arm drag but Rollins with a back elbow and he sends Balor to the floor and he follows with a pescado.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a reverse chin lock.  We see footage from the commercial break.  Rollins with a knee to the midsection followed by a chop.  Balor with a chop and then they go back and forth.  Rollins with a kick and Irish whip but he runs into a boot.  Balor with running forearms and a flying forearm.  Rollins with an Irish whip and Balor floats over.  Rollins with a blockbuster.  Rollins with a forearm into the corner followed by a flatline.  Rollins with a springboard clothesline.  Rolilns with a suicide dive but he tries for a second one and Balor with a round kick to the head.

Balor with punches and Rollins misses a series of short arm clotheslines.  Balor with a DDT for a near fall.  Balor goes for slingblade but Rollins avoids it.  Balor with a drop kick and elevated elbow drop.  Balor pushes Rollins and chops him in the corner.  Balor with an Irish whip but Rollins with slingblade out of the corner.  Rollins with a V Trigger for a near fall.   Rollins with a back heel kick but Balor with a punch.

Rollins goes to the apron and misses a springboard move.  Balor with a double leg take down and double stomp.  Balor goes to the apron and hits an enzuigiri.  Balor goes up top and Rollins crotches Balor.   Rollins climbs the turnbuckles for the superplex into the Falcon Arrow but Rollins is pushed to the mat.  Rollins leaps to the turnbuckles and hits the superplex but Balor with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall.

Balor punches Rollins and Rollins with a forearm.  Balor with another forearm.  Rollins with a chop and Balor with a forearm.  They go back and forth.  Balor goes for 1916 but Rollins with a knee.  Balor with a Pele Kick but Rollins with an enzuigiri.  Balor clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.  Balor with a plancha and they return to teh ring.  Balor drop kicks Rollins into the turnbuckles.  Balor goes up top and misses Coup de Grace.  Rollins misses Black Out.  Balor with a rollup for a near fall.  Balor with another rollup for a near fall.  Balor with Slingblade.

Rollins with a super kick to Balor and both men are down.  Rollins with Black Out for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins

 


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