WWE Monday Night RAW took place from the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. With the superstar shake-up resulting in many a superstar being traded over, here’s all the action that went down last night.
Jeff Hardy def. Jinder Mahal to become the new United States Champion
The Superstar Shake-Up lived up to it’s name in more ways than one, as the charismatic enigma known as Jeff Hardy kicked RAW off with a titanic match against United States Champion Jinder Mahal. Barely two weeks into his run, and Mahal’s title was stripped from him as Hardy landed a picture perfect Swanton Bomb to capture the gold.
The Riott Squad attacked Bayley and Sasha Banks
The Authors of Pain def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
Deciding to go two for two, the Authors of Pain held a repeat of last week’s match against Rhyno and Heath Slater, with the end result being another Last Chapter finding its mark.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn appeared on “Miz TV”
Good news for the Yep Movement: RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon had decided to overrule general manager Kurt Angle’s decision to not hire either man after their stalemate last week, and the duo had been signed to RAW. Bad news for The Miz however: He was off to Smackdown LIVE, without his trusty Miztourage by his side.
“Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Revival to win the Tag Team Eliminator
The unlikeliest of allies have forged a new alliance, as Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt’s journey from the Ultimate Deletion to RAW tag team partners looks set to conclude at the Greatest Royal Rumble. With The Revival defeated, it’s just one more match against Cesaro and Sheamus standing in the way of the odd couple from claiming tag team gold. WONDERFUL!
Ember Moon def. Mickie James
NXT’s latest graduate showed off her unusual skillset in the ring, clobbering Mickie James and setting the stage for her possible ascension to number one contender for Nia Jax’s RAW Women’s championship.
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre attacked Titus Worldwide
The show-off is back on RAW, and he didn’t come alone. Teaming up with Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler launched an assault on Titus Worldwide after they tried to recruit him. One superkick and a Claymore Kick later, and the new team of Ziggler and McIntyre had made a mad splash on RAW.
Samoa Joe confronted Roman Reigns
Reminding Roman Reigns that he was waiting, the Samoan Submission Machine promised the Big Dog one thing: Whether he was WWE Universal champion or not, he’d soon feel the embrace of Samoa Joe’s dreaded sleeper hold.
Natalya def. Mandy Rose
The Queen of Harts is now on RAW, as Natalya arrived to lock Mandy Rose into her signature Sharpshooter and fend off Sonya DeVille at the same time. Thanks to Ronda Rousey being at ringside, Natalya’s first night on RAW ended in triumph.
Breezango def. Cesaro & Sheamus
The same couldn’t be said for The Bar, as Cesaro and Sheamus ran afoul of the Fashion police team of Tyler Breeze and Fandango. One sneaky pin after a hard fought match later, and Breezango walked out of their debut RAW match with their hands held high.
Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley & Bobby Roode def. The Miz, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & The Miztourage
The main event of the night ended in tragedy for The Miz, as his last match on RAW saw him betrayed by his Miztourage. After some furious fighting in the ring, the Miztourage decided to jump off the apron and walk away, leaving The Miz to feel the brunt of Braun Strowman’s signature Running Powerslam. End credits rolled, as The Miz looked set to start a sequel on Smackdown LIVE.
Last Updated: April 17, 2018