WWE Monday Night Raw Results – April 9, 2018: Fallout From WrestleMania


Welcome to WWE Monday Night Raw.Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring and she is moving gingerly with her arm in a sling.

She is reminded of what she did to end the match and she says she expected a little more from the crowd. The night after Wrestlemania Raw crowd has an international flavor and she smelled it on the way down. Any other crowd would have had some sympathy. Stephanie says you had to be surprised. When you look at the performance of one woman in particular. Could she do it and could she make that transition. By God, she did and Stephanie says she deserves those accolades. If she could challenge Ronda Rousey in her world, she could bring out the best in Ronda and that is what she did last night. Stephanie says she deserved that pat on the back.

Stephanie says that she knows you want her to bring out Ronda right now. She brings out Ronda Rousey. Stephanie says the better woman won last night. Stephanie says that Ronda is a role model for young girls and people everywhere. She says she does not feel bad about losing to the best in the world. There is nowhere they can’t go with her under contract. With Ronda’s talent and Stephanie’s spotlight they can do it together.

The crowd is not buying what Stephanie is saying. Stephanie says that Ronda knows better than the crowd because she is a business woman. Ronda taught her a lesson last night and Stephanie says she paid the price.

Stephanie calls Ronda her friend.

They shake hands and hug.

Ronda grabs Stephanie’s arm and puts her in a double wrist lock. She puts Stephanie in a cross arm breaker.

Stephanie is being tended to by medical officials and the referees while Ronda smiles and waves from the stage.

JoJo asks for the crowd to show some respect for Stephanie and the cheering gets louder.

We go to commercial and we are told that the Superstar Shakeup starts next week on Raw.

Alexa says it looks like there is no bigger bully than Ronda Rousey, unless you are talking about Nia Jax.  It is about time you heard the truth about your beloved Nia.  She is the bully here.  She loves to throw her weight around, which is clearly a lot of weight.  She is two times the size of MIckie and three times the size of her.  Alexa says she is stating the facts.  Last night, Nia took advantage and she beat up Mickie for no reason.  That is why she lost last night.  Alexa says she is a compassionate woman.  When she saw Nia decimate her best friends, she was fighting under emotional distress.  Alexa says she is sure that Nia loved it all because you are cold as ice.  You can sense it.  That is why you don’t have a partner.

Nia tells Alexa to shut up.

Alexa says this is how Nia is.

Nia tells Alexa to shut up.  Nia says she enjoyed very second of what she did to Mickie and Alexa last night.  She is your new Raw Women’s Champion.  You are wrong about tonight.  She has a partner.  Her name is . . . Ember Moon.

Match Number One:  Nia Jax and Ember Moon versus Alexa Bliss and Mickie James

Nia biels Mickie but Mickie with a kick.  Mickie and Alexa with kicks but Nia grabs Mickie and Alexa and she head butts Alexa.  Nia points around to see if they want Ember to enter the match and Ember is tagged in.  Ember wtih a discus forearm and a neck breaker and butterfly suplex.  Mickie with a kick and Alexa tags in and Ember with a back heel kick and enzuigiri.  Ember with a handspring forearm into the corner followed by a springboard cross body for a near fall.  Ember knocks Mickie off the apron.  Ember wtih an Irish whip and she trips Alexa as she comes out of the corner.

Ember goes up top and sets for Eclipse and hits it for the three count.

Winners:  Ember Moon and Nia Jax

Kurt Angle is on the phone and he says Ember Moon is the spark the women’s division needs.  With the Superstar Shakeup the roster is going to be even better.

Braun Strowman enters, and Kurt asks where Nicholas is and Braun says he is standing behind him.  Braun says they are relinquishing the Raw tag titles.  He says Nicholas has a scheduling conflict with the fourth grade.  As soon as he is done with school, they are coming for the titles.  Nicholas says someone is going to get these hands.

We have a video package for No Way Jose.

Match Number Two:  No Way Jose versus John Skyler

Jose with a hip toss slam and then he winds up and hits a pop up forearm for the three count.

Winner:  No Way Jose

Kurt Angle is watching on teh monitor and Cesaro and Sheamus enter to find out about them getting their titles back.  Sheamus asks if they will get them back now or will it be in a more formal ceremony.  Kurt reminds them they lost to a ten year old.  Kurt says they will have their rematch in three weeks in Saudi Arabia.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson versus Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder in a Tag Team Eliminator Match

Gallows with an Irish whip to Dawson and then he back drops Wilder before hitting a pump handle slam on Dawson.  Gallows with uppercuts to Dawson and then he sends Wilder over the top rope to the floor.  Dawson clips Gallows.  Wilder tags in and they both work on the leg.  Wilder with kicks.  Wilder works on the knee.  Gallows kicks Wilder away but he tags in Dawson who stops the tag.  Dawson is kicked by Gallows.  Wilder tags in and he knocks Anderson off the apron but Gallows with a round kick.  Dawson and Anderson tag in and Anderson wtih chops and a punch.  He knocks Wilder off the apron and Anderson with a jumping kick in the corner.  Anderson with a neck breaker and then he hits a pescado onto Wilder.

Anderson goes up top and hits a cross body but Dawson rolls through and gets a near fall.  Anderson with a spinebuster for a near fall.  Gallows kicks Wilder to the floor but Gallows is sent into the ringside barrier.  Anderson with a near fall and Wilder makes the tag when Anderson hits an atomic drop.  Anderson misses a boot and Dawson and Wilder hit Shatter Machine for the three count.

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