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

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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.

We are back and we are told that Brock Lesnar has signed a contract extension.

Brock Lesnar will face Roman Reigns for the Universal Title in a steel cage in Jedda, Saudi Arabia.


Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring.

Roman says he got his ass kicked last night.  He says he is here tonight.  He says that Brock Lesnar isn’t.  Roman says he doesn’t know what happened yesterday.  Everything felt off yesterday.  What eats him up the most is that Vince McMahon couldn’t even look him in the eye and smarten him up.  Brock is one hell of a businessman.  On Wednesday, he was going back to UFC and then today he signed a new WWE Contract.  Roman says he has a steel cage match against Brock he didn’t know about until he saw it on the internet.  If they continue to put him in matches with Brock Lesnar, the story will end with him as Universal Champion.

Samoa Joe’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage.

Joe says it is time to bring out the tinfoil hats because Roman thinks there is a conspiracy.  Joe brings Roman back to reality.  Brock didn’t just beat you, he exposed you.  For over a year, you came out and said you were the only one who could beat Brock Lesnar.  The reality is that no matter how many whispers you heard, you failed.  That makes you a failure.  Joe says it makes you a liar.  You lied to these fans.  You lied to your family.  You lied to yourself.  Every time you and Brock Lesnar get in the ring together, you get jacked up.  You get put through tables and carried out on stretchers.  You get broken while Brock gets richer.

No matter how many times we hear the story, when the Big Dog faces the Beast, he will conquer you and you will make excuses.  After Brock is done with you again and you fail, Joe says he will be waiting for Roman at Backlash.

We go to commercial.

We see Matt talking to the Andre trophy and he says they must commence on his premonition of gold.

Match Number Six:  Titus O’Neil and Apollo (with Dana Brooke) versus Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt in a Tag Team Eliminator Match

Matt and Titus start things off and Matt has some words about Titus Worldwide.  Matt and Titus go back and forth with their gestures.  They lock up and Matt with a waist lock.  Bray tags in and Titus sends Matt into the corner.  Bray holds Titus and Matt punches him.  Bray with a bulldog into Matt’s boots.  Bray with a clothesline.  Apollo tags in and they lock up.  Apollo with punches and Bray with an Irish whip.  Apollo flips over Bray and Matt and Bray proclaim it WONDERFUL.

Bray with a boot and forearm while Sheamus and Cesaro watch in the back.  Bray with forearms to the back of the head.  Matt tags in and he connects with punches to the back of the head.  Apollo with forerms but Matt with a knee.  Apollo misses a drop kick and Matt sends Apollo into the turnbuckles.  Wyatt tags in and he sends Apollo into the turnbuckles.  Wyatt with an uppercut and Matt tags in.  Wyatt with a splash and Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall.  Wyatt comes off Matt’s back and he clotheslines Titus to stop his interference.

Matt signals for Deletion and Matt tries for a Twist of Fate but Apollo with a drop kick.  Apollo with an enzuigiri to Bray.  Apollo goes to the turnbuckles and Bray catches Apollo and hits a uranage.  Bray leans back in the corner and then Bray with Sister Abigail set up into a pass for Matt to hit a Twist of Fate for the three count.

Winners:  Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt

We see what happened when Stephanie and Ronda were in the ring at the start of Raw.

Match Number Seven:  Kevin Owens versus Sami Zayn in a Contract Match

Zayn goes for a Helluva kick when the bell rings but he misses.  Zayn apologizes.  Owens tries for a pop up power bomb but Zayn holds on to the ropes.  Owens with a back elbow and a kick to the back.  Owens with a punch and Zayn sends Owens to the floor.  Zayn with a plancha and both men are down.  Zayn sends Owens back into the ring and Owens with a punch to stop a slingshot move by Zayn.

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