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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 begin with a look back at the Greatest Royal Rumble from Friday.

We are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and your announcers are Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.  

We see photos of the finish of the steel cage match that ended in controversy because while Brock hit the floor first, Roman's feet hit the floor first. 

We see the tweet from the referee who admitted that he made a mistake.

Roman says he will not make any excuses because there is no need to.  You have seen the footage and the tweet from the referee so you are looking at the real Universal Champion.   Roman says he should be the Universal Champion but he is not . . . yet.  A lot of you doubted him and a lot of you lost faith in him but Roman says he is a man of his word and he kept his word.  He beat Brock Lesnar in the cage and that is why he won't lose faith in himself.

Roman says he would say that to Brock's face, but he is not here.  Roman says he will turn his attention . . .

Samoa Joe is on the TitanTron and he says that he told Roman he would lose to Brock Lesnar and he lost.  Joe says he will continue Roman's downward spiral.

Jinder Mahal's music plays and he makes his way to the ring with Sunil Singh.

Jinder says he cannot stand people who make excuses for his short comings.  Jinder says that Jeff Hardy cheated and he is not complaining.  You lost clean to Brock Lesnar and at Backlash you will lose to Samoa Joe.  Tonight, you will lose to the Modern Day Maharaja.  Your career is in the tubes and since Jinder is on Raw, he will flourish and he will raise the Universal Championship.  Tonight, he will prove exactly why.

Sami Zayn's music plays and he makes his way to the stage and the crowd goes crazy for their hometown hero.

Sami addresses the crowd in French.  Sami wants to get down to business.  You complain about the Greatest Royal Rumble, but due to an injury suffered at the hands of Bobby Lashley, he could not even go to the Greatest Royal Rumble.  He suffered from vertigo, but he is feeling better tonight.  

Why not fix that, in his home town, and he will take on Roman Reigns.

The other Quebec citizen on the Raw roster, Kevin Owens, makes his way to the stage to a huge ovation.

Kevin addresses the crowd in French as well.  Kevin tells Sami, with all due respect, he knows that Sami can beat Roman Reigns.  However, Kevin says tonight, the people want to see Roman Reigns versus Kevin Owens.

Kevin tells Roman the people are chanting yes because they like the idea.  Jinder Mahal and Sami Zayn want a piece of Roman Reigns.  Kevin suggests a coin flip but he doesn't have a coin or something with three sides.  How about a popularity contest.  Kevin mentions all three options. 

Reigns punches Owens and then Zayn, Singh, and Mahal attack Roman.  Owens joins in for a four on one attack.

Bobby Lashley's music plays and he makes his way to the ring.  Lashley with punches to Zayn and Mahal.  He goes after Owens and then it is another four on one situation.

Braun Strowman's music plays and he makes his way to the ring to give some hands.  Strowman pushes Zayn and Owens away and then he punches Mahal.  It is another four on one situation but Lashley joins in and sends Owens to the floor.  Strowman takes care of the other three.  Zayn and Mahal are sent to the floor.  Strowman with a press slam onto Mahal, Zayn, and Owens.

Elias is in the back sampling some tea that he got while in Saudi Arabia.

We go to commercial.

We are back and because things are bigger in Canada, the usual impromptu tag match later tonight will be a six man tag match.

Elias is in the ring and he tells everyone to consider themselves blessed.  Elias wants to know WHO WANTS TO WALK WITH ELIAS?  Elias says he forgets how special it is for all of you to see him.  Everyone around the world knows what WWE stands for.  Elias asks who saw the Greatest Royal Rumble and saw their favorites.  Elias says he is reaching a new level of fame almost no one can comprehend, especially Bobby Roode. 

Elias wants everyone to be silent for his performance. 

Elias sings he thinks he's glorious, but it will take a lot to impress the best thing going on Raw.  You are as sad and pathetic as the people of Montreal.

Match Number One:  Elias versus Bobby Roode

Elias with a side head lock as the match is joined in progress.  Roode with a wrist lock into a side head lock.  Elias with punches in the corner.  Roode with punches and chops but Elias with an Irish whip.  Roode with a clothesline followed by a reverse atomic drop and drop kick.  Roode sends Elias into the turnbuckles and chops him.  Elias with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Roode with a blockbuster for a near fall.  Roode goes to the floor and he chops Elias.

Roode sends Elias back into the ring but Elias goes to the apron and drops Roode on the top rope.  Elias with a clothesline.  Elias with a reverse chin lock.  Elias returns Roode to the mat after Bobby gets to his feet.  Roode with punches and chops.  Elias with a kick and then he kicks Roode on the mat.  Elias with a slam.   Roode with kicks but Elias with a chop.  Roode with an Irish whip and Elias tries to float over but Roode stops him.  Elias with a mule kick for a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Elias with a reverse chin lock.  Roode runs Elias into the turnbuckles.  Roode runs into an uppercut.  Elias with a chop but Roode with an Irish whip.  Roode does not charge into the corner when Elias tries to float over.  Roode with clotheslines and a knee.  Roode misses coming off the turnbuckles but lands on his feet.  Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall.  

Roode goes to the turnbuckles but Elias stops him.  They fight on the turnbuckles and Roode punches Elias and head butts him to the mat.  Roode with a clothesline off the turnbuckles.  Roode signals for the Glorious DDT and he kicks Elias but Elias drops down and sends Roode into the ropes.  Elias with an inside cradle for a near fall and Roode with an inside cradle.  Roode is sent to the apron and Elias punches Roode and sends Roode into the ring post.

The referee checks on Roode and calls for medical help since Roode is having trouble breathing.

While they check on Roode, Elias gets on the mic and he announces himself as the winner of the match.

Winner:  Elias by referee stoppage

We go to commercial.

We are back with a moments ago moment of Bobby Roode being helped to the back.  

Charly Caruso is with Francois and Jean-Paul.  They say they wanted this match because they are proud Canadians.  

Match Number Two:  Akam and Rezar versus Jean-Paul and Francois

Rezar wtih a boot to Francois and then he sends Francois into the corner.  Jean-Paul tags in and he punches Rezar.  Rezar with a clothesline.  Akam tags in and they set for Super Collider.  They hit the Last Chapter for the three count.

Winners:  Akam and Rezar

After the match, Akam says the Book of Pain remains open.  Rezar says there will be a chapter for every team on Raw.

We go to commercial.

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