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WWE Raw: Results, Updates & Must-See Highlights – 04/03/17


WrestleMania 33 was insane, but Raw has the potential to be even crazier. The Raw after WrestleMania is infamously known for its wild crowds and epic surprises.

Last night, The Hardy Boyz returned and won the gold. Brock Lesnar is now the champion of the universe. And I think Roman Reigns may have retired The Undertaker

But how can Raw top what happened last night? Let’s see.

WWE Monday Night Raw Viewing Details

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: USA
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Online: USA
Mobile: USA Now

WWE Raw After WrestleMania Results

Stick around for live update from tonight’s special edition of Monday Night Raw…

Opening Segment: Fans Can’t Stop Chanting “Undertaker”

The fans have been chanting “Undertaker” for over 5 minutes. Now, a loud segment of the audience are chanting “Roman sucks,” which is dueling with the Undertaker chants.

Roman Reigns music hits, and a sea of boos follow. When Reigns enter the ring, some fans chant Matt Hardy’s “Delete.” Now, they’re literally chanting “F*ck you, Roman,” “Shut the f*ck up,” and “go away.” Every time he attempt to speak into the microphone, the crowd boos even louder.

“This is my yard now,” says Roman Reigns before he drops the microphone and the crowd boos. Reigns’ music hits and he confidently exits the ring.

WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

The team of Anderson & Gallows come out first. The live crowd sits in eager anticipation of The Hardy Boyz.

The Hardy Boyz dominate their opponents in the early moments of the match. Matt hits a Side Effect to Anderson, as fans chants “Welcome back!” The Hardy Boyz dispatches both opponents over the top rope. And we’re back to commercial break.

And we’re back, and the bad guys are in control. Gallows works over Matt into the corner. The crowd chants “obsolete” and “delete,” as well as “F*ck that owl,” referencing The Hardys former employers iMPACT! Wrestling. Both Anderson and Gallows double-team Jeff as the younger Hardy takes a boot to the ear.

But then Matt Hardy yanks Anderson’s legs and tries to drag him down into the realm of deletion. The Hardys regain control. Jeff hits a Twist of Fate on the big Luke Gallows, but that doesn’t knock him down. Jeff tags in his brother Matt, who drops Gallows with another Twist of Fate. Jeff climbs to the top rope and executes a flawless Swanton Bomb. Matt goes for the cover.

The Hardy Boyz retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship after deleting the team of Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Neville vs. Mustafa Ali

Before this match, Neville cuts an angry promo. Mustafa Ali’s theme music interrupts Neville’s jibber-jabber.

Ali is really taking the fight to Neville, performing a moonsault from the middle rope onto Neville. But then Neville takes control and has the smaller opponent flying many feet above the air. The King of Cruiserweights tosses Ali right out of the ring with ease.

Neville holds Ali in a headlock as we come back from commercial break. We see a clip from the break of Neville flying off the top rope and crashing into his opponent. Ali fights back with a spinning neckbreaker. But Neville is way too strong for Mustafa. Neville levels Ali with a sick clothesline. Ali somehow kicks out.

Neville sends his opponents and himself flying off the top rope, performing a 360 spin in the air before crashing to the mat. And somehow, both men are on their feet and their duking it out. Ali gains control and drops Neville on his head twice with two consecutive high impact moves. The crowd chants, “This is awesome!”

Mustafa goes for the 450 splash, but he gets caught by Neville. The King of the Cruiserweight ascends the top rope and is about to execute the Red Arrow (450 splash) onto his opponent, but he stops. He doesn’t want to give the fans what they want. Instead, he climbs back down to the ring, and locks his opponent into the Rings of Saturn submission hold.

Neville defeats Mustafa Ali

Vinnie Mac is here!

We see Vince McMahon exit a limousine, and the fans cheer.

In-Ring Segment: Vince McMahon announces the new General Manger for Monday Night Raw

Vinnie Mac’s music hits, and the crowd sings along. Some people are bowing Vince in the crowd, as if he’s one of Matt Hardy’s seven deities.

Vince says that Stephanie is out of action and he is very hurt by what happened to her at WrestleMania. We see a clip of Seth Rollins kick Triple H in the head who then falls into his wife standing on the ring apron. Stephanie crashes into a table. The crowd cheers.

Vince says he’s going to shake things up again. But first, Raw needs a new general manager. The new GM was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. And that general manager will be…

Teddy Long’s music hits. Teddy comes out dancing. Vince yells “Teddy, stop dancing.” Teddy is too hyped. But Vince says that it isn’t him that will be the new general manager of Raw. Mr. Long gets the messages, and dances out of there.

Vince then announces the true Raw GM. And it’s Kurt Angle! It’s true. It’s true.

The New Day vs. The Revival

The New Day come out to the ring. Their outfits look absolutely hilarious (gotta love these guys). It looks like they’re wheeling a hotdog or ice-cream cart down to the ring. They make an open challenge to any team in the back for a match.

Former 2-time NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival answer the challenge of The New Day. The crowd goes crazy and starts singing along to their song.Corey Graves in the announcer’s booth is loving it.

The Revival is firmly in control, and the crowd chants for them “to f*ck up” their opponents. Real crazy crowd tonight. Xavier is being taken apart piece by piece by both Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder.

Woods breaks free and knocks Wilder to the ground. Dawson tries to gain control, but Xavier tags in Big E. The big man dominates, but gets too confident and gets taken out by the Revival. Xavier Woods is the only member of The New Day left. He fights valiantly, but to no avail. The Revival hit their finisher and lights out.

The Revival defeat The New Day

Post-match: The Revival assault Kofi Kingston. Dawson holds Kofi down, while Wilder jumps off the top rope onto his leg. Michael Cole says that the landscape of the tag team division has changed.

Bayley, Dana Brooke & Sasha Banks vs. Emma, Nia Jax, & Charlotte

Emma has finally returned, and no, she’s isn’t trolling us this time. She looks super badass.

Emma is back and better than ever, taking out both Dana Brooke and Bayley during the early going of the match-up.

“The Boss” Sasha Banks ended the match by making “The Queen” Charlotte Flair tap the F out.

Bayley, Dana Brooke & Sasha Banks defeats Charlotte, Emma & Nia Jax

In-Ring Segment: Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar’s music hits and he walks down to the ring with his manager Paul Heyman. Heyman tells a fairytale about a superhero named Goldberg. That superhero got crushed once he entered Suplex City at WrestleMania.

Heyman starts bringing up names of who will be Brock’s next victim. Will it be Seth Rollins? Matt Hardy? Jeff Hardy? Both The Hardy Boyz? Who will it be?

Out comes Braun Strowman, and he talks some trash and stares down Lesnar. Brock is ready to fight and gestures for Strowman to make a move. Braun slowly retreats.

Chris Jericho Backstage Interview

Jericho talks about all his friends from around the world, and tells them to “cheer me on…man….”

Y2J puts “the tip of Kevin Owens finger on the list” because it cost him the match at ‘Mania. And then out of nowhere, Owens attacks Jericho!

Owens is mauling Y2J, and then Samoa Joe joins in on the beat-down.

#1 contender match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Enzo & Cass

Enzo & Cass are in control in the beginning, but when we come back from commercial break, Sheamus is trying to make Enzo submit or pass out. But Enzo breaks free, and Sheamus shoulder smacks the steel ring-post. Cesaro rushes in the ring to stop Enzo from making the tag. Cass fights Cesaro outside the ring, while Enzo takes out Sheamus with a surprise DDT.

Cesaro is tagged in, and hits Enzo with a running uppercut. Enzo is now in full swing. Cesaro locks in the sharpshooter, but Big Cass breaks it up with a big boot to The Swiss Superman’s face. Cass is now in complete control of Cesaro. It appears as if Enzo & Cass are about to put away their opponents, but then Sheamus comes outta nowhere with a Brogue Kick. Cesaro smacks Enzo with a European uppercut, and well, you know the rest….

Cesaro & Sheamus defeat Enzo & Cass to become the new #1 contenders for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

Jinder Mahal vs. Sami Zayn

Mahal brutally assaults Zayn before the match even starts. After a quick stomping, Jinder brings Sami back into the ring and yells at the referee to start the match. The referee asks if Sami is ok and then rings the bell.

Jinder dominates Sami for most of this match. Mahal has really improved her intensity game in the ring. But one helluva kick from Sami is enough to knock you out.

Sami Zayn defeats Jinder Mahal

Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins & Finn Balor

Finn Balor is back! And he’s as good as he’s ever been. The closing moments saw a sequence of action: Rollins takes out Joe with a flying knee, Owens takes out Rollins with a superkick, and then Balor gains the advantage, lays KO out and ascends to the top rope to hit a flying foot stomp onto the chest of Owens. KO got KO’ed.

Finn Balor & Seth Rollins defeats Kevin Owens & Samoa Joe

WWE Raw: Announced Matches/Segments

  1. WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match: The Hardy Boyz (c) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
  2. Neville vs. Mustafa Ali
  3. Finn Balor & Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens
  4. Bayley, Dana Brooke, & Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte, Emma, & Nia Jax
  5. Sami Zayn vs. Jinder Mahal
  6. The New Day vs. The Revival
  7. Brock Lesnar Segment: Heyman & The Beast Speak
  8. #1 contender match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Enzo & Cass
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