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WWE Raw Results: April 8 2019

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The 04/08/19 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1350 of Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

The (New) Champ is Here

The Kingslayer opened the show equipped with his new Universal Championship. Rollins thanked the crowd for their support, then went straight into a recap of his match against Brock Lesnar last night at WrestleMania.

Rollins said that he didn’t feel bad about shifting the odds in his favor with a low blow, as he didn’t think that he had done anything that Lesnar wouldn’t have done himself.

He then addressed the rumors that Brock Lesnar hopped on a plane to Vegas as soon as the match was over, saying he didn’t care one bit, because he was now reigning, defending, Universal Champion.

At this, The New Day made their entrance to the ring, Kofi Kingston wearing his WWE Championship. Rollins was confused as to why The New Day were on Raw, but Kofi, Big E, and Xavier Woods soon cleared things up.

They said that Kofi and Seth’s victories last night were cause for celebration, and they simply could not wait until Tuesday to party. And what better what to celebrate than with a Winner Take All match tonight.

Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder (c) vs. The Revival

Raw Tag Team Championship WrestleMania Rematch

Taking Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder a little more seriously than they did at WrestleMania, The Revival went after the new champs with a determination to recapture their tag championships.

It appeared at first that long-time best friends Hawkins and Ryder were no match for long-time best friends Dawson and Dash, but Hawkins powered through much of their double team tactics.

Back from commercial, Zack Ryder took control of the match with a missile drop kick followed by a broski boot, tagging in Hawkins once he had worn down both Dawson and Dash.

The teams went back and forth with near falls until Scott Dawson took Curt Hawkins out of action at ringside, jumping back in to continue the assault on Zack Ryder.

Ryder got the blind tag to Hawkins and was immediately hit with a Shatter Machine, but it didn’t matter, as he wasn’t the legal competitor. Hawkins then lept into action, retaining the titles for his team with a roll-up.

Winner: Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder

Brooklyn’s Favorite Son Celebrates

Baron Corbin came to the ring to brag about his defeat of Kurt Angle in the gold medalist’s final match at WrestleMania. He said he didn’t mind people doubting him, he was used to it, he knew that he deserved everything he got, and, in fact, wouldn’t mind having a gold medal of his own.

Kurt Angle interrupted Corbin’s self-love fest, telling Corbin that he knew his career was over and it was time for Corbin’s generation to take the lead – but he couldn’t leave without one last ankle lock on The Lone Wolf.

Unfortunately for Angle, he couldn’t celebrate his punishing of Corbin for long, as Lars Sullivan charged to the ring, pummeling Angle with a massive headbutt off the top rope and leaving him laid out in the ring.

Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley

Bored with the backstage role she has been given as of late, Alexa Bliss challenged Bayley to a match. This rapidly became less of a match and more of a way for Alexa Bliss to let off some steam, as she dominated Bayley throughout much of the bout.

The Huggable One fought hard, nearly taking Bliss out with a sunset flip powerbomb into the corner, but Bliss ultimately took the victory with a DDT.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

The Man and The Lady

The Undisputed Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, made her way to the ring to celebrate her victory at WrestleMania with the WWE Universe.

She said that she would always find a way to win and to overcome any obstacles thrown her way, as she proved last night when she defeated both Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey, becoming both the Raw and SmackDown Live Women’s Champion.

Becky knew this made her a marked woman, and would take any challenges that came her way in stride.

On the way out of the ring, Lacey Evans performed her classy strut down the ramp. However, she didn’t stop and turn around this time, instead marching straight up to Lynch and punching her in the face.

Becky did not take being attacked lightly, chasing Lacey up the ramp. The two scuffled until Becky tried to lock in the Dis-Arm-Her. Lacey escaped the submission, and officials had seen enough, detaining Becky and separating the women.

Ricochet and Aleister Black vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable

Before the match, Chad Gable and Bobby Roode said that they were willing to do anything to win, implying that they were done taking the high road in their matches.

Chad Gable kicked things off against Aleister Black and, true to his word, was particularly vicious against his opponent. He and Roode worked together to dominate Black, using the most ruthless offense possible to gain the upper hand.

The strategy seemed to be working, but once Ricochet tagged in, things went downhill for the Glorious duo. Aleister Black took Chad Gable down with a meteora while Ricochet focused on Bobby Roode.

Back from commercial, Roode and Gable had taken control once again, double teaming Ricochet while keeping him as far from Aleister Black as possible.

After a hot tag, Aleister Black came in with a flurry of strikes on Roode. Ricochet attempted to finish Roode off, but Chad Gable wrenched Aleister Black from the apron then broke up the finish.

Gable hit Ricochet with a moonsault and went for a pin, but Ricochet powered out, retaliating with a codebreaker and winning the match.

Ricochet had barely gotten back to his feet when he was attacked by Bobby Roode. Luckily, Aleister Black returned to the ring to save his partner before any real damage was done.

Winner: Aleister Black and Ricochet

Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley

In his last match on Raw, Dean Ambrose was supposed to face Bobby Lashley, but Lashley chose to play mind games instead. He came to the ring with Lio Rush and told Dean that he would be happy to take care of Renee Young (Dean’s wife) while he was gone. This enraged Ambrose, who tackled him from the apron and onto the floor.

Ambrose threw Lashley into the announce table by the ring, then chased him up the ramp, DDTing him before clearing a second table to put Lashley through. Unfortunately for Ambrose, this plan backfired, and he went through it instead.

Lashley and Rush stalked off while Renee and a few officials ran to Ambrose to check on him. As the bell never rang, this technically wasn’t a match, but Lashley certainly came out on top of the interaction.

Sami Zayn Open Challenge

A returning Sami Zayn was eager to get back into in-ring action, issuing an open challenge the moment he got to the ring. For a few seconds, it looked as though no one would answer, but then Finn Bálor made his entrance.

Apparently Bálor was looking for an extra challenge, as he put his Intercontinental Championship on the line for the match.

Zayn determined to prove himself in his first match back and Bálor determined not to lose his championship the night after obtaining it, the two spent much of the match struggling for dominance, neither able to truly take the lead.

Eventually, Finn Bálor went for his Coup de Grâce, but Sami Zayn rolled out of the way, countering with a Helluva Kick. Bálor dodged the attack, immediately climbing the ropes and throwing a second Coup de Grâce, this time successfully, winning the match.

Post-match, Sami Zayn picked up a microphone and cut a killer heel promo. He ran down WWE as a company, all of the wrestling fans, even Triple H, calling the whole environment toxic before telling the audience he’d see them in hell and dropping the mic.

Winner: Finn Bálor

Elias Overestimates His Abilities

Elias came to the ring with his guitar and said how deeply insulted he was by John Cena’s interruption of his performance at WrestleMania. John Cena wasn’t even a musician, and Elias would prove how easy rapping was by performing a diss rap of his own.

Elias said that the next person to interrupt him was a dead man, and right on cue, the gong of The Undertaker’s music rang through the arena.

For a moment, Elias considered running from The Deadman, but ultimately decided to get back in the ring. He stared Taker down, weighing his options, and lunged forward, but was caught with a big boot from Undertaker.

Elias rocked, Undertaker hit him with a chokeslam, then a Tombstone, finally holding him down in the classic Taker pin.

Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston; Rollins and Kingston vs. The Bar

With both the WWE and Universal Championships on the line, this match was the definition of high-stakes. Because of this, both Rollins and Kingston were especially anxious to come out on top, throwing their finishers at each other the minute the match began, but both men dodged the other’s attack.

The momentum was building when Sheamus and Cesaro charged the ring, attacking Kofi Kingston and causing a disqualification. Seth Rollins jumped in to save Kofi and was attacked himself, but he and Kofi worked together to overcome The Bar.

Angry at The Bar’s interference, Rollins and Kofi challenged Sheamus and Cesaro to a tag match. Taking the opportunity happily, The Bar continued their beatdown of the two champions at ringside before double teaming Seth Rollins back in the ring.

Kofi Kingston tagged in, hitting an SOS on Cesaro, then attempting a dive to the floor from the top rope, but was caught by both members of The Bar. Back in the ring, Kofi again launched himself from the top rope, this time in a crossbody on Sheamus.

The Bar double teamed Kofi Kingston, going for the pin, but Kofi was saved by Rollins. In an attempt to prevent this from happening a second time, Sheamus took care of Rollins outside of the ring while Cesaro continued to wear down Kingston inside.

Seth Rollins clobbered Sheamus with a superkick while Kofi managed to catch Cesaro with a Trouble in Paradise. Rollins tagged back in, smashing into Cesaro with a Curb Stomp, defeating The Bar.

Winner: Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston

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