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WWE Monday Night RAW results from 4/3/17

Here are the results from tonight’s (Mon. April 3, 2017) episode of WWE Monday Night RAW (courtesy of PWInsider):

We begin with a look back at the Undertaker versus Roman Reigns match.

We are in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves.

The crowd chants for Undertaker.  The chants are mixed with ‘Roman Sucks’

Roman Reigns’ music plays and the crowd is not happy to see the man who may have vanquished the Dead Man.

Michael Cole addresses the rumors of Undertaker’s future and Michael Cole thanks the Undertaker.

Roman stands in the ring as the crowd gets out all of its chants.  Roman starts to pace around the ring as we approach 13 minutes with nobody other than the crowd saying anything.

Roman says this is his yard now.  He drops the mic and leaves the ring.

Match Number One:  Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson versus Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy for the Raw Tag Team Championships

Anderson and Jeff start things off and Anderson with punches but Jeff with a shoulder tackle.  Jeff with a wrist lock and forearms.  Matt tags in and they hit a double back elbow and a fist drop and flip leg drop combination for a near fall.  Matt sends Anderson into the turnbuckles.  Anderson with an elbow to Matt but Matt with a Side Effect for a near fall.  Matt sets for the Twist of Fate but Anderson escapes and Matt sends Karl over the top rope to the floor.  Gallows tries to interfere and then Matt and Jeff clothesline Gallows over the top rope as we go to commercial.

We are back and Gallows punches Matt but Matt fights his way out of the corner.  Gallows with an uppercut and Anderson tags in.  They give Matt a neck breaker and belly-to-back suplex combination for a near fall.  Anderson punches Jeff on the apron.  The referee has to hold Jeff back and that allows Gallows and Anderson to double team Matt.  Gallows tags in and kicks Matt.  Matt with punches.  Gallows chokes Matt in the corner.  Gallows with a splash into the corner.  Anderson with a knee drop for a near fall.

Anderson with a flying boot to Matt in the corner.  Gallows tags in and he kicks Matt in the ribs.  Matt with punches to Gallows and then to Anderson on the apron.  Matt turns around into a boot from Gallows but Matt moves when Gallows goes for a leg drop.  Jeff tags in and he punches Gallows.  Jeff with a running forearm and a reverse atomic drop and a leg drop to the groin followed by a drop kick and splash for a near fall.

Jeff with a Poetry in Motion off the steps to Gallows and he slams Gallows’ head into the apron.  Anderson tries to intefere but it backfires.  Gallows kicks Jeff and Anderson hits Matt.  Anderson with a flying boot to Jeff but he can only get a near fall.  They set for the Magic Killer but Matt trips Anderson.  Jeff with a Twist of Fate to Gallows and a leg drop to Anderson.  Matt with a Twist of Fate and Jeff with a Swanton for the three count.

Winners:  Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy

Neville walks to the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back and Neville says to look at that.  He did everything he said he would do.  Austin did a lot of talking, but it appears he is a better talker than he his a fighter.  You may not like his methods or respect his tactics, but you cannot deny his results.

Tomorrow on 205 Live, we are going to have a proper celebration. Tonight, he couldn’t refuse the opportunity to prove each and all of you wrong.  He is the unstoppable and irrefutible.

Mustafa Ali’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring for his match with Neville.

Match Number Two:  Neville versus Mustafa Ali in a Non Title Match

Neville pushes Ali before the bell rings.  Neville grabs the hair and Ali wtih a side head lock and shoulder tackle.  Ali with a back flip and he hits a head scissors take down.  Neville goes to the apron and Ali with a spin kick and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault onto Neville on the floor.  Ali sends Neville back into the ring and Neville sends Ali high into the air and then he lands face first on the mat.  Neville sends Ali over the top rope to the floor.

We go to commercial.

Neville with a side head lock.  We see footage from the commercial break when Neville hit a missile drop kick.  Ali wtih a drop kick and both men are down.  Ali with a kick and then he rolls through and hits a neck breaker but he can only get a near fall.  Neville chokes Ali in the ropes.  Ali lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Neville with an elbow.  Ali with a side head lock but Neville with a Saito suplex.  Neville with a clothesline and he gets a near fall.

Neville kicks Ali in the head and they go to the apron.  Neville and Ali go to the turnbuckles but Ali punches Neville and hits Spanish Fly and both men are down.  Neville with a forearm and Ali with forearms.  Neville with a back heel kick.  Neville misses a boot to the temple but Ali with a kick and a reverse rana.  Ali with a tornado DDT but Neville rolls to the ropes so he can get his foot on the ropes to stop the count before three.  Ali misses the inward 450 and Neville goes up top and sets for Red Arrow, but he will not give the crowd the pleasure so he goes back to the mat and applies the Rings of Saturn and Ali taps out.

Winner:  Neville

A limo arrives and Vince McMahon emerges.

We go to commercial.

We are back and there is NO CHANCE that Vince McMahon would not want to be on the Raw after Wrestlemania.

Vince says he wants to say something to everyone who is watching but he wants to say Thank You.  He thanks everyone and for making Wrestlemania the Ultimate Thrill Ride.

Vince says that next week there is going to be a Superstar Shake Up.  Something shook all of them to the foundation at Wrestlemania.  It broke his heart and it broke yours.  Vince shows footage from last night when Stephanie was knocked off the apron through a table.  Vince says his daughter will be out of action for some time.  He says she was almost broken in half.  Vince says the crowd is being a little insensitive.  Vince says they are being cruel.  Since the commissioner is out of action and there is no General Manager.  It is time to name a new General Manager.

Vince says this new General Manager was just inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Teddy Long’s music plays and he dances on the stage, but Vince stops the Teddy Tango.

Teddy is shocked that it is not him.

Teddy says MY BAD and then Hollas his way off the stage.

Vince introduces the new General Manager and there is no music.  The music does not work again.  Vince says he is a prima donna so he hopes it is not the wrong decision.  He introduces Kurt Angle.

The crowd serenades Kurt with ‘You Suck’ chants.

Kurt says it is great to be back on Monday Night Raw.  He says it’s True . . . It’s Damn True.

We go to commercial.

We are back and The New Day come to the ring.

Big E says what a night.  Wrestlemania was one for the ages.  It was a Wrestlemania so thrilling all of the blood in his head rushed to his . . .

Kofi says they were all excited and honored to host a record setting event for you people.

Xavier asks about the ‘you people’ comment.  Kofi says he meant the WWE Universe.  Kofi says a part of them were sad that they couldn’t do what they do best.  Get in the ring and whoop some butt.

Xavier makes an open challenge to anyone in the locker room.

Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder make their way to the ring.  They attack the Pop Cart.

Match Number Three:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder versus Xavier Woods and Big E (with Kofi Kingston)

Dawson and Woods start off and Dawson with forearms.  Wilder tags in and he connects with a knee to the arm followed by punches and a snap mare.  Woods with a satellite head scissors and a chop.  Woods goes for an O’Connor Roll but Dawson tags in and hits a Divorce Court and we go to commercial.

We are back and Dawson with a punch to Woods for a near fall.  Dawson with a hammer lock and he sends Woods into Wilder’s knee.  Wilder tags in and connects with a forearm to the back.  Wilder puts Woods on the turnbuckles but Woods knocks Wilder off the apron.  Wilder works on the arm and then he tries for a superplex.  Woods with forearms and he knocks Wilder to the mat.  Woods with a missile drop kick. Dawson tags in and he stops Woods, but Woods makes the tag.  Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he avoids a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex.

Big E clotheslines Wilder over the top rope when he tries to stop the splash.  Big E misses the spear but Woods tags in.  Woods wends Wilder to the apron.  Woods chops Dawson and he follows with forearms.  Dawson with a forearm but Woods with a rolling elbow.  Wilder tags in and Woods punches Dawson but Wilder and Dawson hit Shatter Machine for the three count.

Winners:  Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder

After the match, they attack Kofi and Dawson with an Indian Death Lock and Wilder comes off the turnbuckles and stomps the ankle.

Kurt Angle is in his office and he takes some things out of his box.

Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady enter to introduce themselves.

Angle dead pans responses to Enzo’s intro and he says he has had a great week.

Enzo is confused and he says they are not doing too good.  Enzo says they have gold around their neck.  Colin says they don’t have any gold around their waist.  Enzo wants to know why the Hardy Boys were in that match on Sunday and why are they the champions?

Kurt says he has no idea what Enzo is talking about.  He says if you are looking to get closer to the tag titles.  They will compete in a number one contender match against Sheamus and Cesaro.  Colin says he will spell out what he think of Cesaro and Sheamus.

They leave and Kurt says that isn’t how you spell soft.

Bayley comes to the ring as we go to commercial.

Match Number Four:  Bayley, Dana Brooke, and Sasha Banks versus Nia Jax, Charlotte, and Emma

Charlotte and dana start things off but Emma decides to start things off with Dana’s first Bestie.  Emma sends Dana into the turnbuckles and Dana with a knee and she tries for a slam.  Emma pulls Dana to the mat with a pull of the hair.  Emma with a drop kick and she wants to face Bayley.  Bayley tags in and they lock up.  Emma with an arm bar and wrist lock.  Emma keeps Bayley on the mat with arm wringers.  Emma gets a near fall.

Emma with an arm bark and Irish whip but Bayley with an elbow and arm drag off the turnbuckles.  Bayley with a drop toe hold and she rolls around on Emma’s back.  Charlotte distracts Bayley and Emma with a punch.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Nia works over Bayley and then Charlotte tags in.  Charlotte chops Bayley while Nia holds Bayley.  Charlotte puts Bayley in the tree of woe and she kicks Bayley.  Emma tags in and she kicks Bayley.  Emma pulls Bayley by the pony tail from the floor.  Charlotte puts Bayley in the ropes and Charlotte with knees to the leg.  Charlotte with chops.  Bayley sends Charlotte over the top rope to the floor.

Charlotte pulls Sasha off the apron before she can make the tag.  Charlotte sends Bayley back to Charlotte’s corner.  Charlotte stops Bayley from making the tag for a moment.  Sasha makes the tag and hits Meteora and she knocks Nia and Emma off the apron.  Sasha with a head scissors take down and a running double knee strike in the corner.  Charlotte is put in the ropes and Sasha with a double knee drop and she gets a near fall.  Dana with Wasteland to Emma.  Dana and Sasha with a double drop kick that forces Nia to the floor.  Bayley with a cross body to Nia from the apron.

Charlotte goes for Natural Selection but Sasha counters into Banks Statement and Charlotte taps out.

Winners:  Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Dana Brooke

After the match, Charlotte pushes Emma and Nia.  They argue and Nia with a splash to Charlotte.  Emma leaves while Nia hits a biel and a leaping elbow drop.

Kurt Angle is in his office and he asks Sami Zayn what is he trying to say.

Sami says he had a great relationship with the former GM and he is looking to cultivate that same relationship.  Sami says this Superstar Shakeup could send him to Smackdown.  Shane seems cool, but he is a McMahon.

Kurt says that Sami exerts Intelligence, Intensity, and Integrity.  Kurt says that Sami will be just fine.

Sami appreciates what Kurt said and he wants to ask Kurt one more thing.  Sami says that he is not one of Stephanie’s favorites.

Jinder Mahal says that he should have won the Battle Royal.  Jinder demands justice.

Sami says he was talking and Jinder says that Sami had his time.

Kurt says problems will be settled in the ring tonight.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring with his advocate Paul Heyman.

Paul introduces himself and he says he is the advocate for the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.  Paul says his client has authorized him to be a little personal.  Paul gets to tell a bedtime story that Brock and he tell to their children.  Once upon a time, there was a man who fancied himself a superhero.  This superhero represented everything that society should rebel against.  Honesty, integrity, family, and tradition.

One day, this superhero took his spear and his jackhammer and decided to go into town.  That superhero’s name was Goldberg and he was known as the Baddest Dude in the village.  All of the villagers would go around saying that Goldberg is a bad bad bad bad bad bad man.

Brock whispers into Paul’s ear.

Once Goldberg took the Universal Title, he took a left turn into South Central Suplex City, where family, honor, and tradition is not followed.  When our superhero went to Suplex City, he got his ass kicked by the beast.

Paul says the little kids do not have to worry because this fairy tale has a happily ever after.  That happily ever after is that you won’t be seeing Bill Goldberg around here any more.

Paul says that leaves them in a situation where he is looking for new challenges and new challengers.

Paul goes down the list and suggests Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar.  Paul says that Brock still owes one to the architect.  What about Matt Hardy versus Brock Lesnar?  What about Jeff Hardy versus Brock Lesnar?  What about both Hardys versus Brock Lesnar?

Brock will not be one of these champions who will take selfies with the title and savor every moment with the title.  Brock is the disrupter of the Status Quo.  Paul wants to talk about the TWO in 23 and 2.

History demands that those two go one on one to determine whose yard this really is.  If you haven’t heard the news . . . they’re out here talking about you Roman Reigns.  Roman who is spending the night going around the locker room barking orders like he is the big dog.

Now, the question is what to become of this situation?  If Roman Reigns is the Big Dog, then Brock Lesnar is Animal Cruelty.  Paul says his client, before they came out, authorized him to says it is time to give The Raw after Wrestlemania crowd something they will never forget.  That means it is time to deliver something special. It is time to deliver that one on one.  Why wait forever?  Why not do this right here, right now?

Braun Strowman’s music plays and he comes to the ring.

Braun gets in Brock’s face and he says that Roman Reigns has Brock’s attention. He says when he is done with Roman, maybe he will have Brock’s.  Braun tells Brock that he got his attention.

Brock and Braun have a staredown and then Brock puts the title belt between them.

Braun decides to leave the ring and he says he will do it on his terms.

Chris Jericho is in the interview area.  They mention his rematch at Payback, but Chris is asked about his tag match tonight.  Chris talks about the Raw after Wrestlemania crowd and he gets on the crowd’s side.  He says this is his crowd.   They are the fans of Jericho.

Chris says this is time for him to start getting his revenge on that stupid idiot Kevin Owens for winning the United States Title.  He will start with the tip of the finger because it was the tip of the finger that saved him after that Codebreaker.  That is what kept Chris from winning.  Chris asks if you know what happens, tip of Kevin Owens’ finger when you help beat Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania?  You made the list.

Kevin Owens attacks Chris Jericho with more than the tip of his finger.  Kevin punches Jericho and Samoa Joe joins in and attacks Jericho from behind.  They send Jericho through a table with an assisted power bomb.

We are back and Seth Rollins asks Kurt Angle about Chris Jericho and Kurt says that the match is on, but Chris is not able to continue.

Match Number Five:  Sheamus and Cesaro versus Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady in a Number One Contender’s Match

Cesaro and Enzo start things off and Cesaro with a shoulder tackle for a near fall.  Enzo with a head scissors for a near fall.  Cesaro with a belly-to-back suplex but Enzo with punches.  Sheamus tags in.  Colin tags in and Colin with punches and an elbow in the corner.  Sheamus punches Colin.  Colin with an Irish whip but he misses a splash.  Sheamus with an Irish whip and a splash into the corner and he goes to the apron.  Sheamus goes up top and he misses a move off the turnbuckles.  Colin with a slam and Enzo tags in.  Colin tosses Enzo into Cesaro and then into Sheamus.

Colin sends Cesaro over the top rope and then Colin press slams Enzo onto Sheamus and Cesaro.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Enzo punches Sheamus.  Enzo with a boot to Sheamus and punch to Cesaro but Sheamus keeps Enzo from making the tag.  Sheamus with a Finlay Slam and Cesaro tags in and hits a double stomp for a near fall.  Sheamus tags in and punches Enzo.  Sheamus with an Irish whip but he misses a splash when Enzo moves.  Enzo sends Cesaro to the floor and Colin punches Cesaro but Sheamus with a drop kick through the ropes.  Enzo with a DDT and both men are down.

Cesaro tags in and he hits a running European uppercut in the corner followed by the giant swing.  Cesaro with a sharpshooter but Colin with a running boot to Cesaro and then one to Sheamus.  Colin gets back to the corner to get the tag.  Colin with a shoulder to Cesaro followed by a splash and a second one.  Colin with a side slam and a leaping elbow drop.  Colin with a running boot and Enzo is tagged in for the Rocket Launcher but Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Colin and then Sheamus press slams Enzo into a European uppercut for the three count.

Winners:  Sheamus versus Cesaro

We go to commercial.

We are back and Michael Cole shows tweets thanking Undertaker.

Match Number Six:  Jinder Mahal versus Sami Zayn

Mahal attacks Zayn before the bell rings.  He kicks Zayn and sends him into the ring steps.  Mahal with a knee and punches.  Mahal sends Zayn into the ring and the referee checks on Zayn and starts the match.

Mahal with kicks and he chokes Zayn.  Mahal with a punch and back elbow followed by a drop kick for a near fall.  Mahal with a knee to the back and a rear chin lock.  Mahal with a leaping knee drop.  Mahal with another knee drop and he gets a near fall.  Mahal with a Harley Race knee and then Zayn with an exploder into the corner.  Zayn with a Helluva Kick and the three count.

Winner:  Sami Zayn

We go to commercial

Match Number Seven:  Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe versus Seth Rollins and a Mystery Partner due to Chris Jericho’s injury (Finn Balor)

Owens and Rollins tag in and Owens with a wrist lock but Rollins with a reversal.  Owens with a kick and side head lock.  Owens with a shoulder tackle and Rollins with a thrust kick.  Owens avoids a suplex and gets a near fall with a rollup.  Owens tags Joe into the match.  Joe and Rollins with punches and Joe backs Rollins into the corner and connects with jabs. Rollins with forearms and chops.  Joe with a kick to the shoulder.  Owens tags in and he punches Rollins.

Owens with an Irish whip but Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.  Balor tags in and he punches Owens.  Owens with a sunset flip and Balor rolls through with a drop kick.  Balor goes to the apron and he hits an enzuigiri.  Owens goes to the floor and Balor goes to the floor and hits a running drop kick that sends Owens into the ringside barrier.  Balor sends Owens back into the ring and he works on the arm.

Rollins tags in and he goes to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive onto Owens.  Joe checks on Owens and Rollins with a flip dive over Owens and Joe and he glancingly hits them.  Rollins is limping and favoring his injured knee.  Owens with a kick to the knee and a DDT.  Owens gets a near fall.  Owens wtih another near fall.  Joe with jabs to Seth and Seth fires back.  Joe wtih an Irish whip and a running elbow into the corner followed by an enzuigiri for a near fall.  Owens tags in and chokes Rollins.

Owens mocks Balor and it was too sweet.  Owens with punches to Rollins.  Owens with a back senton for a near fall.  Owens with a rear chin lock.  Joe tags in and he kicks Rollins  Joe with a take down and he applies a spinning toe hold on Rollins to work on the injured knee.  Rollins kicks Joe to get Joe to release the hold.  Joe keeps Rollins from making the tag.  Rollins leaps to make the tag but Joe catches him and hits the knee buster.  Owens tags in and kicks Rollins.  Joe tags in and hits a back senton.  Joe misses a second one.

Rollins tries to make the tag but Joe grabs Rollins.  Rollins lands on his feet when Joe pulls him away from the ropes.  Joe with the Kokina Clutch and Rollins goes to the ropes and then hits an enzuigiri.  Balor and Owens make the tag and Balor with running forearms and he knocks Joe off the apron.  Balor with a back heel kick and a drop kick.  Balor with Irisih whips and running chops.  Owens with a back elbow on a third attempt.  Balor with an enzuigiri and then he kicks Joe from the apron.  Balor goes up top and he leaps over Owens.  Owens with a Samoan Drop for a near fall.

Balor with a boot and Slingblade.  Balor is cut off by Joe with a Kokina Clutch but Rollins with a springboard knee.  Balor with a running drop kick and then he hits the Coup De Grace for the three count.

Winners:  Seth Rollins and Finn Balor

After the match, there appears to be tension between Finn Balor and the man who injured him, but Seth raises his hand and we go to credits.


  • MissyH316

    In my opinion, there’s only one main difference in the red-hot heel heat Reigns got on the April 3rd RAW, as opposed to say, the kind of heat generated during such legendary heel runs from like The Iron Shiek, Sgt. Slaughter, and Roddy Piper: Reigns has never really been a REAL, despised singles’ heel in the classic sense who can routinely generate such intense, high-octane vitriol from fans.

    Those legends got booed, stabbed, punched, attacked with chairs, etc., and even got death threats because they were seen as bona fide evil-doers. In the era of kayfabe, sometimes it got so dangerous for them on the road that they had to have real police escorts in and out of the arenas to protect them from being injured or worse.

    Sure, almost anyone who retired Undertaker wouldn’t exactly have been cheered for doing so, but I don’t think that alone truly explains the fans’ long, boisterous tirade on Reigns last night. No – I believe the ending of WM33 was just the last straw with fans who’ve never accepted his huge main-event babyface push that WWE began over two years ago. Unlike guys like Rollins and Ambrose, many fans felt the comparitively inexperienced Reigns hadn’t yet earned a big push of that nature. Respect can only be earned, never forced.

    Apparently WWE has forgotten what happened with their last mega-star Samoan when they brought him in as a face: it flopped; the fans weren’t buying it. But when the then-WWF went with the flow of the fans and turned him heel, “The Rock” began his rise to mega-stardom and eventually made a successful face turn.

    Some of the best babyfaces started out as real heels …like our beloved Phenom. WWE should well know that. But in trying to force Reigns on us as a worthy prodigy of a main-event babyface, WWE has instead made him a heel, no matter what they tell us he is. WE are the butts in seats that keep their business going – what WE say should matter, right? Maybe not to today’s WWE.

  • D2K

    The only way this works is if WWE tears up the script and let Roman Reigns be Roman Reigns. Him saying “This is MY yard now” isn’t gonna cut it long-term.

  • D2K

    I DON’T think it’s an angle. People just keep stupid stuff like “perhaps” or “maybe” or “it APPEARS he has” retired instead of just stating the obvious that he IS retired.

    Who knows. Maybe this wasn’t a planned retirement and the only people going in that knew this was going to happen are God and Mark. Maybe he just decided on the fly, “Okay, this is it.”

    The point is however people need to definitely say that he IS retired and stop tacking on doubt that he did.

  • Thomas Murray

    hi if you dont mind my asking what makes u think its an angle ?

  • Buzzkiller73

    It seems WWE and creative are finally starting to get it when it comes to Roman. The ultra short heel promo as well as his handling of the crowd was just short of perfection. Hitting his music when a hot crowd is thanking the Undertaker is genius, that crowd popped hard. Negative or positive it doesn’t matter all that matters is the pop and they achieved that. Interested now to see if they can continue this or if it was a one off.

  • D2K

    It’s really pissing me off that people keep saying “may have” or “possibly” regarding the Undertaker’s retirement. Dingbat Michael Cole did it himself on RAW.

    It this turns out to be just an angle…………………………I’ll lose a LOT of respect for Undertaker. You don’t put people through that as “part of the f’ning show.” There is absolutely NOTHING to gain from doing that. Nothing at ALL.

    Personally, I think people just need to dry up and stop making it speculative. Mark Calaway is a private person and a man of few words. When he does talk and when he does do something, there is always meaning behind it. He’s done. He doesn’t need a long dissertation to explain that. His actions spoke louder and better than anything he could say.

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