WWE RAW Results: 4/23/18


Elias vs. Bobby Roode

Roode tries to fight up and out but Elias takes him back down. Roode finally manages to slam Elias with a side suplex. Roode with more offense as he makes a comeback. Roode hits a neckbreaker and goes to the top. Roode nails the flying clothesline as fans cheer for him. Roode calls for the Glorious DDT but Elias backdrops him. Rode rolls him up but only gets a 2 count. More back and forth. Roode hits the Blockbuster but Elias rolls out of the ring and avoids the pin.

Roode goes to the floor and brings Elias back in. Elias catches him coming in over the ropes and rolls him up for the pin.

Winner: Elias

– After the match, Elias looks on from the bottom of the ramp as his music hits. Roode sits up in the ring as we go back to replays. Elias backs up the ramp as Roode looks on from the ring.

The Ascension vs. Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt

Matt and Wyatt with more double teaming as Matt gets the upperhand on Konnor. Matt gets the “delete!” chant going but Konnor rams him back into the corner. Viktor tags in as they double team and unload to beat Hardy down in the corner. Konnor with more offense and a 2 count. Viktor tags back in and launches himself at Hardy for a 2 count. Viktor keeps Matt grounded now. Wyatt comes back in and turns it around on Viktor. Wyatt nails a boot to Konnor and goes back to work at Viktor, launching himself at him off the ropes.

Wyatt turns upside down in the corner for a pop. He unloads on Viktor and in comes Hardy for the Side Effect. Viktor kicks out at 2. Matt calls for the “delete!” chant but Konnor runs in to stop the Twist of Fate. Wyatt takes Konnor out of the ring with a Sister Abigail. Wyatt tags back in for the double team finisher on Viktor. Wyatt covers for the pin while Matt stares at him.

Winners: Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt

– After the match, Wyatt and Hardy stand tall together and pose as the music hits.

Titus Worldwide vs. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

Back from the break and Titus Worldwide is in the ring – Apollo Crews, Titus O’Neil and Dana Brooke. We see what Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre did to them last week. The bagpipes start up as Drew makes his way out. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and he joins Drew. They head to the ring together.

Ziggler starts off with Titus and Titus takes control. Titus with offense before Crews tags in. Crews hits a standing moonsault for a 2 count. Crews with more offense until Drew gets the tag in off a double team. McIntyre works Crews over and taunts Titus. Ziggler tags in before a few big double team combo moves.

Ziggler talks some trash and picks Crews up as McIntyre tags back in for the double team. They nail the Claymore – Zig Zag combo finisher and Drew covers for the pin on Crews.

Winners: Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler

– After the match, we get replays as Ziggler and McIntyre stand tall while the music plays. Charly Caruso interviews Ziggler and McIntyre in the ring. Ziggler says no one has ever had his back from day one but now Drew does and that’s why he brought him to RAW. Ziggler says Drew is dangerous. Drew says that’s right he is dangerous, especially to a locker room that has gone soft. He sees no ambition backstage, just people collecting checks and it makes him sick. Drew says this is what a Superstar looks like and how a Superstar speaks, and he has all the credentials in the world to back it up. Drew says times are changing. He’s not what WWE wants but he’s the wake-up call and the reality check that this place desperately needs. Ziggler says they don’t give a damn about showing off because this right here, this is… The Show. Ziggler and Drew leave as the music starts back up.

Jinder Mahal vs. Chad Gable

Jinder has Gable grounded in the ring. Jinder with a suplex for a 2 count. Jinder with more stomping now. Gable fights back but Jinder shuts him down and whips him hard into the turnbuckles chest-first. Gable finally makes a comeback and unloads with offense. Gable focuses on the legs now, keeping Jinder down and off his feet.

Jinder cuts Gable off with a knee to the gut. Jinder scoops Gable on his shoulders but Gable fights out. Jinder catches Gable and drops him over the top rope. Jinder with a big running knee but he wastes some time. Gable blocks The Khallas and rolls Jinder up with a counter for the pin out of nowhere.

Winner: Chad Gable

– After the match, Gable immediately exits the ring and celebrates. He looks shocked. Jinder looks on from the ring as we go to replays.

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley

Braun returns to the ring and nails a big clothesline to Sami. Braun runs back around the ring and hits a huge dropkick to Owens just as he’s getting back up. Braun stands tall and raises his arms as fans pop. Braun goes back into the ring and gives those hands to Sami. Braun tosses Sami into the corner and splashes him. Fans chant “get these hands” now. Lashley is smiling.

Braun tags Lashley in for the double team as he tosses Sami across the ring and Lashley scoops him for the big vertical suplex. Lashley keeps Sami high in the air as fans cheer. Lashley finally brings Sami to the mat. Braun is tagged back in now. Braun scoops Sami and hits the big running powerslam for the pin.

Winners: Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley

– After the match, Braun’s music hits as he stands tall in the middle of the ring with Lashley. We go to replays. We come back to fans cheering as Strowman and Lashley celebrate.

No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin walks back to the back. Jose takes the mic and says the party doesn’t have to stop just because Corbin doesn’t want to have fun. Jose calls for his music to start back up and the conga line resumes around the ring. The dancers head to the back and Jose stops on the stage to say goodbye to the crowd but Corbin attacks him from behind. Corbin destroys Jose on the stage and leaves him laying after a chokeslam backbreaker. Corbin stands tall and poses as some fans boo.

– We go to a video segment with Alexa Bliss – A Moment of Bliss. She talks about being against bullies and accuses RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax of bullying a hungry homeless woman when they were out together one time. Bliss tells Nia’s partners to not be accomplices to her bullying. She goes on and says she will prove at Backlash that bullies don’t always win when she beats Jax for the title, a process that will begin tonight.

Finn Balor and Seth Rollins vs. Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas

Balor fights back but Dallas keeps control. Balor finally drops Dallas with an overhead kick for a pop. Rollins and Axel tag in at the same time. Rollins springboards in and unloads. Dallas gets dropped off the apron. Rollins with a Slingblade to Axel. Rollins sends Axel into Dallas and then Axel off the apron to the floor, landing beside Dallas. Rollins runs the ropes and nails the suicide dive to his opponents. Rollins brings Axel back into the ring and hits a Blockbuster.

Axel cranks up for the Blackout curb stomp as fans chant “burn it down” now. Axel blocks and goes for the Perfectplex but it’s blocked. Rollins nails the stomp. Balor tags in as Rollins takes Dallas down on the outside. Balor goes to the top and nails a Coup de Grace on Dallas for the pin.

Winners: Finn Balor and Seth Rollins

– After the match, Balor and Rollins stand tall in the ring together as their arms are raised. Balor’s music plays. The announcers hype the Fatal 4 Way Ladder Match in Saudi Arabia on Sunday with Rollins defending against Balor, Samoa Joe and The Miz. They shake hands and have some friendly words.

The Riott Squad, Mickie James and Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Ember Moon and Nia Jax

Back from the break and out first comes Mickie James and Alexa Bliss. The Riott Squad is out next – Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan and Ruby Riott. Bayley is out first for her team, followed by Ember Moon and then Natalya. Sasha Banks is out next and RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax is out last to a pop.

Sasha starts things off with Liv. Liv taunts Sasha. They go at it and in comes Logan for the double team. Logan takes over on Banks and beats her around. Logan mounts Sasha and rag-dolls her on the apron a bit. Banks catches a kick and finally fights back. Banks gets sent tot he apron but she fights in and drops Logan for a 2 count. Banks keeps Logan grounded after slowing things down. Liv tags back in for double teaming in the corner. Liv runs into boots in the corner. Liv ducks Sasha but Sasha comes right back and slaps Liv to the mat. Banks with a 2 count.

Banks tags in Ember and she takes Liv down for a quick pin attempt. Ember sends Liv to the corner and keeps control with a few high Impact moves. Ember with a 2 count. Ember sends Liv to the floor and nails a big suicide dive. Logan and Ruby drag Liv to safety as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Logan has control of Banks in the ring. Banks fights out but Logan stops her from tagging. Logan overpowers Banks back into the corner. Mickie tags in and stomps away on Sasha in the corner. Mickie takes Sasha down and talks trash as fans try to rally. The screen splits with a promo for the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

Banks finally tags in Natalya. She unloads on Mickie and nails a suplex. Natalya with another suplex. Natalya takes Mickie down, steps on her head and hits the basement dropkick for a 2 count. Natalya catches a kick and drops Mickie for the Sharpshooter. Natalya gets it locked in and stops Mickie from getting the bottom rope. Logan runs in with a chop block and breaks the hold. Natalya tags Bayley in but Mickie kicks Natalya’s injured leg on her way out. Natalya lands out on the floor and an official calls for help. She’s also hurting from the chop block that Logan hit her with. A trainer comes down with another official to check on Natalya. Banks also checks on her.

Ruby and Bayley go at it in the ring now. Ruby hits the STO for a 2 count. We see Natalya out on the floor clutching her knee. Jax finally tags in and rams Ruby into the corner. Jax runs wild on Ruby and presses her high in the middle of the ring, winking at Bliss while she holds her. Jax slams Ruby to the mat and hits the big leg drop. She goes for the pin but the ring fills up and we have chaos. The ring empties as the brawl goes to the floor. Jax goes to the apron and leaps off onto the others. Everyone is down on the outside now.

Mickie goes over and delivers a cheap shot to Natalya while she’s down with the trainers on the other side of the ring. Mickie nails Natalya again but the music hits and out comes Ronda Rousey to a pop. Mickie goes back into the ring. Rousey checks on Natalya and helps her up. Mickie comes over and baseball slides Rousey, knocking her down. Rousey stands up and stares at Mickie. Rousey hits the ring and Mickie attacks her. Rousey takes Mickie down and applies the armbar. Mickie taps as the referee calls for the bell. Rousey breaks the hold and goes back to the floor to check on Natalya. Rousey’s music hits as she helps Natalya to her feet. Rousey and an official assist Natalya as we go back to the announcers for Greatest Royal Rumble hype. RAW goes off the air with Rousey helping Natalya to the back.

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