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WWE RAW REPORT: NEW TALENT FROM NXT, A FORMER CHAMPION RETURNS, THE STATUS OF THE TAG TEAM TITLES, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2018-04-09 23:05:00

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

Seth says there have been a lot of ups and downs but that was the loudest 'Burn it Down' he heard.  After that match last night, he can finally say Seth Freakin' Rollins is back baby.  Seth says Grand Slam Rollins has a nice ring to it.  He caught up to Roman and Dean so every member of the Shield is a Grand Slam champion.  It meant the most for him to win the final leg on the grandest stage of them all.

Finn Balor makes his way to the ring.  He apologizes for interrupting the celebration and there is something he has been thinking about all day and he wants to get it off the chest.

Seth welcomes Finn into the ring.

Finn congratulates Seth and tells him he deserves it.  You were the better man, last night.  Last night was a triple threat match.  There was a winner, there was a loser, and there was this guy . . . left wanting more.  Finn says he came out here and he wants to be the first person to step up to Seth and challenge him for the title.

Balor offers his hand and Rollins shakes it.

Miz interrupts and he is joined by Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas on the stage.

Miz says he is more than happy to interrupt your celebration.  Miz says that Seth does not deserve it.  Miz says Seth does not deserve it, Miz says he does.  He made that the most prestigious and relevant title in WWE.  He walked down that ramp by himself because he knew if the MizTourage came to the ring with him, they wouldn't hear the end of the excuses that they would make when he won.

Finn and Seth say that Miz just said he could not win without the MizTourage.

Miz says he changed up his strategy and he is a changed man.  Two weeks ago, he became a father.

Finn and Seth congratulate him.

Miz says he became a father and he realizes that everything he does affects hers.  His little angel watched his match in the arms of his wife, Maryse.  Maryse says that when Monroe saw Seth steal his title, it made her cry.  You made his little Princess cry.  Miz says he dried after hearing that both Monroe and Maryse cried.

Seth says he has to admit that he is proud of Miz for admitting that he cried because that is they way people act when they see him wrestle.  Seth says as good as you are, Miz cannot lace his boots. 

Miz says that Finn is owed nothing while Miz has a rematch. 

Seth says he didn't forget because he was waiting for Miz to mention it.  Seth suggests they do it right now.

Miz asks everyone if they want to see that match tonight.  He says no.  He says he is in a custom suit and he will invoke his rematch clause when he wants to.  He will invoke the rematch clause at Backlash.  Miz reminds everyone what happens when he raises his hand.  Miz tells Seth and Finn when you negotiate, you negotiate from a position of strength.  If you want a match, the three of them can take care of the two of you.

Jeff Hardy's music plays and he makes his way to the ring and it looks like we are going to have a six man tag match.

Miz waves it off and they leave the ring.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the six man tag match from the last segment is now official for later tonight.

Before the match starts, Bayley makes her way to the ring and it confuses Sasha Banks.

Match Number Four:  Sasha Banks versus Mandy Rose (with Paige and Sonya Deville)

Sasha sends Mandy to the floor and hits a baseball slide.  Sasha rolls Mandy back into the ring and hits a Thesz Press.  Sasha sends Mandy into the corner and she chokes Mandy.  Sasha with a suplex for a near fall.  Sasha with an Irish whip but Mandy with an elbow and she sends Sasha to the mat.  Mandy sends Sasha into the turnbuckles but Sasha returns the favor and does it a few more times.

Mandy hot shots Sasha on the top rope and we go to commercial.

We are back and Mandy with an abdominal stretch but Sasha escapes with a hip toss.  Sasha with forearms and she hits a cross body and flying clothesline followed by a drop kick.  Mandy sends Sasha to the apron and Sasha with a knee and she goes up top and hits Meteora for a near fall.  Mandy with a forearm on the floor and Mandy pushes Bayley.  Bayley tries to hit Mandy but Mandy moves and Bayley accidentally hits Sasha.  Sasha sends Mandy into the ring and Sasha has some words and a nasty look for Bayley.

Mandy with a knee to the head for the three count.

Winner:  Mandy Rose

After the match, Bayley appears to be conflicted as she goes to the back.  Sasha follows after her.

Paige has a mic and she says she has to come clean about something.  She says it was hard to sit on the sidelines at Wrestlemania.  This ring is her soul and her blood.  Unfortunately due to neck injuries, she can no longer perform in the ring.  She says this is one of the hardest things she has to say.  Paige says she wants to thank every female superstar and she is proud to be a part of this division.  They have all built this division to be huge and into something they never imagined it could be.  She says she wants to thank her family and she wants to thank Daniel Bryan.  He came back from a career ending injury and returned at Wrestlemania.  She says that give her hope.  Paige wants to thank Edge and she mentions that Edge talked to her today.  He proved that there is a live outside of the ring.  Paige says now she will have to find something to do outside of the ring.  She thanks everyone who has watched her over the last four years.  She debuted four years ago in New Orleans and won the title.  Now she wants to retire in New Orleans.

Paige says this will always be her house.  She puts the mic and her shirt down in the center of the ring before going to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened between John Cena and the Undertaker at Wrestlemania.

Elias is in the ring and he is going to perform for us, but he wants to know who wants to walk with him.

He says after last night it is an undenaible fact that WWE stands for Walk with Elias.  In one year he has become the biggest musical act on the planet.  Last night, you paid to see an Elias performance but it was interrupted.  Elias says he is going to perform tonight, but it is the same unappreciative crowd full of scumbags as last night.  Elias appreciates that the crowd appreciates their status.

Elias' performance is interrupted by the return of Bobby Lashley

Lashley with a neck breaker followed by a delayed vertical suplex..

Kurt Angle is on the phone and he is happy that Bobby Lashley is on Raw.  There is a knock on the door and Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn appear. 

Sami says he knows that Kurt is busy and they want a moment of his time.  Kevin mentions that they had a bit of a falling out with management.

Kurt asks them if they are looking for a job.  Kevin and Sami say that they are.

Kurt asks if they were fired for attacking their General Manager and Commissioner.  Sami says it was due to a personal vendetta.

Kurt says their tag team division is pretty full, but TNA is hiring.

Kevin says they are not a tag team.  Kevin says he has a family and Sami says he has a family.  Kevin says Sami does not have any kids.  They say they are asking for a chance.

Kurt says that they can wrestle each other for the spot that is open on the roster.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Heath Slater is in the ring and he says they are not happy they are not in the Tag Team Eliminator.  Heath says he has kids.  He says he needs this job.  He wants any team to come out.

Match Number Five:  Heath Slater and Rhyno versus Akam and Rezar (with Paul Ellering)

Slater and Rezar start things off and Slater with a jumping side kick but Rezar with a spear.  Akam tags in and they take care of Slater.  Rhyno is knocked to the floor and Rezar tags in and they hit The Last Chapter for the three count.

Winners:  Akam and Rezar

After the match, it appears that Akam and Rezar are finished with Paul Ellering.

We go to commercial.

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