​WWE RAW Results (4/28) – Ric Flair Endorses The Shield!


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Back on Raw, we go to the back with Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella in the
trainer’s room. Stephanie shows up and says she is so sorry or what happened.
She asks the trainer if Bryan can compete at Extreme Rules. Bryan says that he
will, and Stephanie will regret bringing Brie into this. Brie very angrily tells
Stephanie to get out of the trainer’s room.

We go to the back where Renee is again with John Cena. Cena says he is sorry
or earlier, but what happened to open the show didn’t sit well with him. Cena
says that it’s because of Bray Wyatt that he got caught up in everything. He
says that the WWE Universe hasn’t turned their backs on him. He says everyone
has a fight, and nobody fights like John Cena. He says that he has plans for
Bray Wyatt this weekend. He tells Bray that this weekend will be the last time
he sings his song.

Back in the arena, we are joined by Bad News Barrett. He says that RVD thinks
he is going to beat him in their match. He tells Rob that he has some bad news
for him. Barrett says that the WWE slogan is then, now, forever. He says that
RVD’s slogan should be “then.” He says then was the only time RVD was relevant.
He says when he finishes with him tonight, he will prove that the old man can’t
hang with “B-N-B.”

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Back on Raw, Bad News Barrett is in the ring. He is joined by Rob Van Dam for
this match. This match is the finals of the #1 Contenders Intercontinental
Championship Tournament.

Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam

Both men lock up and Barrett backs RVD into the corner and then they make a
clean break. RVD gets Barrett in a wrist lock then hits an arm drag. RVD goes
behind and Barrett lands a back elbow. Barrett charges and gets caught with a
drop toe hold. RVD locks in a headlock. Barrett whips RVD into the ropes, but
RVD grabs the ropes and low bridges him. RVD hits a moonsault off the apron to
the outside. Both men are back in the ring and RVD covers for a 2 count. RVD now
locks in a grounded head lock. RVD hits the ropes and Barrett connects with a
big right hand and RVD rolls to the outside. Barrett tosses RVD into the
barricade and then tosses him back in the ring. Barrett covers for a 2 count.
Barrett lands a hard right hand but then eats a big boot. RVD rolls up Barrett
for a 2 count. RVD connects with a shoulder in the corner. RVD tries to spring
board over Barrett, but Barrett catches RVD with a big kick to the ribs. RVD
rolls to the outside as we go to commercial.

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Back on Raw, Barrett has a rear chin lock of RVD. RVD fights back to his feet
and gets Barrett away with shots to the gut. RVD hits the ropes but Barrett
connects with The Winds of Change for a close 2 count. Barrett goes up to the
2nd rope and drops an elbow. Barrett covers and gets a 2 count. Barrett connects
with a shot to the back. Barrett tosses RVD in the corner and drives his foot
into the throat of RVD. Barrett connects with a neckbreaker and covers for
another close 2 count. Barrett locks in another rear chin lock. Barrett
transitions over into a surfboard stretch. Van Dam fights back to his feet and
rolls Barrett up for a 2 count. Van Dam connects with a super kick. He goes for
running thunder but Barrett gets back to his feet. Van Dam kicks Barrett back
down and Cesaro shows up on the apron. Swagger shows up, but gets thrown into
the barricade. Barrett goes for the bullhammer, but Van Dam ducks and kicks
Barrett down. He connects with rolling thunder and goes up top. RVD goes for the
5 Star Frog Splash, but Barrett gets the knees up. Barrett connects with The
Bullhammer Elbow and covers for the 3 count.

Winner by Pinfall – Bad News Barrett

After the match, Cesaro climbs in the ring and starts stomping all over RVD.
Swagger gets in the ring and attacks Cesaro from behind. Swagger connects with a
gut wrench powerbomb on Cesaro. Swagger starts attacking RVD with right hands.
RVD fights back with a kick to the head followed by a van daminator to Swagger.
Van Dam goes up to the top and hits the 5 Star Frog Splash on Cesaro from across
the ring. RVD slides out of the ring and backs up the ramp.

We go to the back with The Shield. Ambrose says at Extreme Rules, they are
going to prove that evolution has passed Evolution by. He says The Shield are
going to chew them up and spit them out. Rollins says that Evolution likes to
ride in style because they think that’s power. He says that’s what small men do
to feel strong. He says The Shield is power. He says that Evolution is going to
find out what true power is. Reigns says that Orton used to be the future, but
now he is the past. He says that The Shield is the future, and they better
believe that, and believe in The Shield.

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Back on Raw, Randy Orton makes his way to the ring with Batista and Triple H
in his corner.

Triple H says that on Friday, The Shield took out 11 guys. He says that he
should be mad, but he is impressed. He says The Shield are starting to remind
him of somebody, and that’s them. Orton says that The Shield might think they
are the new Evolution, but the problem is that they are still here. Batista says
that The Shield will never be them. Triple H says he brought them into this
world, and Evolution will take them out of it. He tells The Shield that this
Sunday, they better adapt, or they will parish.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring, joined by fellow Shield members Dean
Ambrose and Seth Rollins for this one on one match.

Before the match begins, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair makes his way to the ring.
Evolution gives Ric Flair a standing ovation and embrace him when he gets in the
ring. Flair grabs a mic.

He asks if this is St. Louis, Missouri and if he has ever been here before.
He says he has been here, and he has had a lot of fun. He says it’s great being
in the ring with men who show what this company is all about. He says he ran up
and down the road with The 4 Horsemen, and they styled and profiled. He says the
same can be said about Evolution. He says in his years on the road, he has seen
everything come full circle, and he means the word greatness. He says he is
surrounded by superstars that are the definition of power, style, and grace. He
says what he is talking about now, is The Shield. Flair shakes the hand of all 3
members of The Shield. Flair then leaves the ring.

Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns

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