WWE Monday Night Raw Results – April 16, 2018: Bayley vs. Sasha Banks

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Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw. There is a recap video of last week’s episode of Raw. Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Kurt welcomes everyone to Raw and the Superstar Shake Up.  He says we will see some new faces and some big surprises. Sunil Singh comes out and interrupts Kurt.  He introduces the newest member to Raw . . . Jinder Mahal.

Jinder congratulates Kurt on making the right decision to gain the services of the Modern Day Maharaja.  He says that Kurt has secured Raw as the A Show.  Jinder wants to know why he was brought to the show in an SUV because he is transported in a limo with an escort.

Kurt welcomes Jinder to Raw and they never agreed on a limo.

Jinder says that Kurt knows his expectations.  He is better than anyone on Smackdown and he is better than anyone on Raw.


Kurt says that Jinder is great competitor but he is not sure if he is the best.


Jinder wants all of the perks offered to Raw’s other champion.  Jinder says he demands those benefits.

Kurt says instead of using this forum, he can e-mail Kurt his demands.

Sunil asks for Kurt’s e-mail address and he gives it but with a fake address.  He says that things are settled in the ring and he tells Jinder to do it.


Kurt wants to know who wants to prove Kurt wrong.  He says Jinder will be defending the United States Title right now.


Jeff Hardy makes his way to the ring.

Match Number One:  Jeff Hardy versus Jinder Mahal (with Sunil Singh) for the United States Title

Mahal with a kick and punch.  Mahal with kicks in the corner.  Hardy with punches and he sends Mahal into the turnbuckles and then hits a splash after an Irish whip.  Hardy with a forearm to the back followed by a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head.  Mahal with a knee and elbow to the back of the neck.  Mahal with a punch but Hardy with a kick and drop kick.  Jeff with a baseball slide and then he hits a clothesline off the apron as we go to commercial.

We are back and Mahal with a half nelson and chin lock.  We see Hardy being sent into the ring post during the commercial break.  Hardy with a punch but Mahal with a knee to the back to get Hardy back to the mat.  Hardy with a sit out jaw breaker to escape the hold.  Mahal with a hot shot and then he connects with a series of knee drops.  Mahal chokes Hardy and then he punches Hardy on the apron.  Hardy with shoulders and then he drops Mahal on the top rope.  Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but Mahal crotches Hardy.

Hardy knocks Mahal off the turnbuckles and then hits Whisper in the Wind.  Singh gets on the apron and Hardy with a drop kick to knock him off the apron.  Hardy with a running forearm and reverse atomic drop and leg drop to the midsection and drop kick.  Jeff gets a near fall.  Hardy with a kick and he tries for a Twist of Fate but Mahal pushes him away.  Hardy with a forearm but Mahal with a Harley Race knee and Hardy grabs the ropes to stop the count.


Mahal sets for the Khallas but Hardy with a punch and then he gets a victory roll for a near fall.  Mahal with a thrust kick for a near fall.  Mahal with a double knee gutbuster but Hardy is able to get a near fall.  Hardy with a Twist of Fate and then he goes up top and hits the Swanton for the three count.

Winner:  Jeff Hardy

We are back and Jinder Mahal is walking in the back and he is asked if this is not the start he wanted on Raw.


Jinder says that he was not prepared and he is invoking his rematch in two weeks.  He says if Kurt Angle does that again, he will feel his wrath.

We hear No Way Jose’s music and he is conga-ing in the back.   Jose tells Jinder to put a smile on his face.  He says when life gets him down, he wants to fiesta.  He asks Renee to join him and she does.

Match Number Two:  Bayley versus Sasha Banks


Bayley has something to say before they lock up and Sasha does not appear to want to hear it.  Sasha with a kick and Irish whip but she runs into an elbow.  Bayley comes off the turnbuckles and slips but Sasha catches her and sends Bayley to the mat.  Sasha with a chop and then she goes to the turnbuckles with a wrist lock but Bayley pulls her to the mat.  Bayley sends Sasha to the floor.  Bayley with a head scissors take down on the floor as we go to commercial.

We are back and Sasha with a Japanese Stranglehold.  Bayley gets to her feet and she backs Sasha into the turnbuckles.  Bayley with a snap mare.  Sasha with an elbow but Bayley with a back body drop.  Bayley sends Sasha to the apron and hits a cutter in teh ropes.  Bayley with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a back elbow.  Bayley kicks Sasha after going to the turnbuckles and hits a reverse tornado DDT for a near fall.

Sasha with a kick to the head and then she sends Bayley to the floor.  Sasha with a knee to Bayley on the apron followed by a slingshot double knee drop.  Sasha with Meteora for a near fall.  Sasha pie faces Bayley and taunts her.  Bayley pushes her away but Sasha with a slap.  Bayley slaps back and they go back and forth until it turns into punches.  The referee decides to let them keep going.  Sasha with a kick and a running double knee strike.  Sasha with the Banks Statement and Bayley tries to get to the ropes but the Riott Squad attack Sasha.

Winner:  Sasha Banks (by disqualification)

After the match, Morgan passes Sasha to Logan for a pop up knee.  Morgan with a facebuster to Sasha.

Logan and Morgan pick up Bayley and Ruby hits the Riott Kick.

We are back and Heath Slater says that they are ready for the Authors of Pain.  Rhyno says they are ready for a second chance.

Match Number Three:  Heath Slater and Rhyno versus Akam and Rezar

Slater and Rhyno attack befrore the bell and they send Rezar to the floor and work over Akam.

The match starts and Slater with punches to Akam and Rhyno tags in.  Rhyno with a forearm and Irish whip and shoulder in the corner.  Slater tags in and he goes up top and hits a chop to the head.  Akam with a hot shot and Rezar tags in.  Rezar with a running shoulder tackle.  Rezar with punches to the head and Akam tags back in.  They pick up Slater and hit a double gutbuster for a near fall.  Rezar tags in and he kicks Slater and picks Slater up.  Slater escapes and he makes the tag.

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