WWE Raw (April 4) – Results & No. 1 Contender For WWE Championship

Wrestlemania 32 set a new WWE attendance record and two titles changed hands. But the event was quickly followed by the new episode of Raw.

The episode of Raw started with Vince, which wasn’t a surprise since he had already predicted what would happen to Shane at Wrestlemania 32. He talks about the match and having complete control of the company. But Shane’s music hits and he comes out to congratulate Vince for winning. He then thanks the crowd and says goodbye. Vince stops him and surprises the crowd by announcing that he will let Shane run this episode of Raw.

After the segment, The New Day music hits and they make their entrance. The match will be for the Tag Team Championships. But before the League of Nations makes their entrance, The New Day talks about their match at Wrestlemania 32. Woods admits that the stunner he received from Stone Cold was his own fault. He also brought a new trumpet and a piece of the cereal from last night’s entrance.

Tag Team Championship Match

The League of Nations then make their way to the ring, with Sheamus and King Barrett as the challengers. Kofi takes control of the match early on but Sheamus takes him down. The crowd starts doing the wave and Sheamus does it too. Kofi makes the tag and so does Sheamus. Big E enters the ring and hits two suplexes and then goes for the running splash. Barrett fights back with a kick, but Big E pushes Barrett to knock Sheamus off the ring. Big E makes the tag and they hit their finisher to keep the tag team championships.


The winners and still the WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Day

After the match, Sheamus grabs the mic and says the team should be destroying everybody, but there is something wrong. Rusev and Del Rio then grab Barrett and Sheamus kicks him. The lights go out and the Wyatt family appear to attack The League of Nations. The Wyatt family wins the fight.

We then see Vince leaving the event but stops to talk to Renee Young. Vince says he is leaving because he thinks Shane running this episode of Raw will be a disaster.

Summer Rae is now in the ring, talking about the Total Divas win against them at Wrestlemania 32. She also mocks Sasha Banks for losing her match. Banks makes her entrance and tells her that she is still the boss. The match starts with Summer taking control after coming back in the ring and kicking her. The match ends with a surprise Banks Statement for the win.

Winner: Sasha Banks

Debuts & Roman Reigns Celebration

We then hear that Apollo Crews will be fighting next. He makes his Raw debut against Tyler Breeze. Crews gets a great reaction from the crowd during his entrance but the match only lasted a few minutes. Breeze had a few kicks and a suplex, but Crews took control of the match with his power and speed.

Winner: Apollo Crews

WWE ChampionshipRoman Reigns then makes his entrance to celebrate his win at Wrestlemania 32. The crowd boos him and Roman smiles. He also says that he is not a bad guy or a good guy. He is also ready to defend his title and asks the superstars who want an opportunity to come to the ring. Chris Jericho’s music hits and he makes his entrance. Jericho quickly mentions that he is better. He also talks about AJ Styles, who appears and enters the ring. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn then come to the ring a few seconds later. AJ Styles starts fighting Chris Jericho, with Owens and Zayn doing the same. Reigns watches the four fight and Jericho throws Styles out of the ring. Reigns then gives him a Spear and the segment ends. Shane then makes a match with the four superstars, the winner will be the No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship.

Baron Corbin then makes his Raw debut, with Dolph Ziggler as his opponent. Ziggler starts the match by avoiding Corbin, who later pushes him to the corner. The match continues with the superstars fighting and going outside of the ring. The match ends with no winner as they get counted out.

New IC Champion

Zack Ryder talks about his win but The Miz comes to the ring for a match. The Miz was close to winning at Wrestlemania 32 and he asks him to defend the title. The match gets started and Ryder quickly takes control. The Miz takes control later on with a boot to the face. The two end up outside of the ring a few minutes later and The Miz confronts Ryder’s dad. He pushes The Miz but Maryse comes out and slaps Ryder’s dad. The Miz uses the distraction to hit his finisher and win the IC Championship.

Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

New WWE Womens ChampionshipThe title celebration for Charlotte is next. The segment begins with Lita and the women’s roster in the ring. Ric Flair and Charlotte enter the ring and she takes the new women’s title. Charlotte starts by thanking the crowd and her dad. She also mocks the women’s roster for not being able to accomplish what she has done in less than a year. Sasha Banks leaves the ring and the rest of the women follow her. Natalya stays, grabs a mic and says Charlotte needs to learn humility. Charlotte responds by mocking her family and Natalya quickly puts her in the Sharpshooter. Charlotte was saved by Ric Flair, who grabbed her hand and pulled her out of the ring. The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz tables match is next.

Tables Match

The Dudleys take control of the match early but the Usos make a comeback. Bubba later tells D-Von to get the tables, but then leave the ring. The Usos then take them down and start getting closer to the win, setting up two tables. The Usos are about to win after putting the Dudleys on the tables. But they roll out and The Usos fall through the tables, losing the match.

Winners: The Dudley Boyz. After the match, The Dudley Boyz are still outside of the ring while Big Cass and Enzo Amore make their entrance. After their surprise appearance, they start making fun of The Dudley Boyz, who were now standing on the ramp. The Dudley Boyz walk to the ring but then decide to walk away.

Sami Zayn is then seen backstage, talking about the match. He is interrupted by Kevin Owens, who puts him through a table. This leaves Sami Zayn out of the main event.

Main Event

Styles, Jericho and Owens make their entrances. The match won’t be a triple threat and it is announced that it will still have four superstars. Cesaro then makes a surprise appearance, returning from an injury that left him out for months.

The match gets started with Owens and Cesaro fighting in one corner and Styles and Jericho fighting in the other. Cesaro throws Owens out of the ring and Jericho knocks him off the ring again. Cesaro and AJ are now in the ring. Styles hits Cesaro with a dropkick but he responds with a backbreaker.

After commercials, we see Jericho fighting Styles in the ring. A few seconds later, Jericho puts Styles in the corner for a superplex, but Styles fights back. Owens tries to continue the superplex but Cesaro comes back to the ring and turns the superplex into a super superplex. Cesaro hits the three superstars with uppercuts and the returning superstar is in control. Cesaro then swings Jericho but is kicked by Owens. Styles is then surprised by Owens finisher but Jericho saves the match.

After a number of match saving moves, Styles hits the Styles Clash on Chris Jericho for the win and the chance to face Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship.


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