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Monday Night Raw (4/8/2019): Recap & Results

The Mix brings you Ringside Intel’s recap and results for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (4/8/2019) broadcast. Show starts at 8 pm EST. Time for the fallout from last night’s WrestleMania. Tweet and follow @RingsideIntel [1] on Twitter

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and new Universal Champion Seth Rollins comes out to the ring and soaks in the cheers and chants from the crowd. They chant “You deserve it” and “Thank you Rollins”. They chant “Full-time champ”. Rollins tells everyone that Brock Lesnar is no longer the champion. He is. Rollins says he’s going to be the fighting champion that Lesnar never was. As he cutting his promo, New Day’s music suddenly hits and they come out, including new WWE Champion Kofi Kingston. The crowd is hyped for them as well.

New Day says last night was cause for celebration, so they couldn’t wait until tomorrow night’s Smackdown to appear for the WWE Universe. Kofi then references the Winner-Take-All women’s main event last night, and challenges Rollins to the same thing tonight. WWE Champion vs. Universal Champion in a Winner-Take-All match. The two champions go face-to-face. Rollins accepts and the crowd erupts.

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Tag Team Championship Match: Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c) vs. The Revival

Hawkins suddenly hits a roll-up for the 3-count.

Winners: Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (c)

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Baron Corbin comes out to the ring and cuts a promo about how he defeated Kurt Angle last night. Angle ends up coming out to interrupt and he delivers an Angle Slam to Corbin. Then Angle slaps on the Ankle Lock. Afterwards, Lars Sullivan’s music hits and the behemoth monster steps down to the ring. Sullivan and Angle end up standing face-to-face and Sullivan talks trash. Then he hits Angle with a big slam and the crowd boos him. Sullivan concludes with a leaping headbutt off the top rope before taking his leave.

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Singles Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley

Alexa Bliss comes out to the ring for her singles return after being out with injury for some time. Bliss pulls out the win after spiking Bayley with a DDT.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

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Raw & Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out to the ring. The crowd chants and cheers and raves for the new champ. She cuts a little celebratory promo and then leaves. As Becky is leaving the ring, Lacey Evans’ music hits and they come face-to-face in the aisle. Evans, after weeks of simply walking the aisle, throws her first punch and hits Becky in the face. Then the two women start to brawl. Officials try to separate them and finally do, as Becky talks trash and Evans’ taunts back while licking her wounds.

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Tag Team Match: Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable

Ricochet hits Gable with the finish.

Winners: Aleister Black & Ricochet

Roode attacks Ricochet after the match.

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Singles Match: Bobby Lashley (with Lio Rush) vs. Dean Ambrose

This is Ambrose’s last match in WWE. Before the bell sounds, Lashley tells Ambrose he’ll take care of his wife when he gone and Ambrose loses it. The two men brawl all around the set and up to the stage. Ambrose clears the announce table but Lashley ends up slamming him through it. Lashley and Rush leave as officials and Renee Young tend to a battered Ambrose. The match never officially got started so there is no winner. The crowd chants “Thank you Ambrose” before the segment ends.

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Sami Zayn comes out to the ring for the first time after being out with torn rotator cuffs for 10 months. The crowd gives him an ovation. Zayn says he could go for a match right about now and challenges anyone in the back. New Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor’s music hits and he comes down to the ring. The ring announcer announces that the match will be for the title.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Finn Balor (c) vs. Sami Zayn

Zayn puts in a valiant effort and the crowd pops for him, but ultimately Balor lands the Coup De Grace for the win.

Winner: Finn Balor (c)

After the match, Zayn cuts a promo and turns heel as he berates the audience.

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Elias comes out for a big performance. He complains about how John Cena ruined his performance last night. Elias says the next person who interrupts him is a dead man. Then The Undertaker’s music hits. Taker does his entrance and comes out to the ring. Elias makes like he’s about to leave but then he slowly turns back and faces the Undertaker in the ring. The crowd chants for Taker and gets all worked up and they wait with anticipation. Elias finally charges at Taker and gets flattened with a big boot. The crowd explodes. Taker drags his thumb across his throat and hits a Tombstone. He lays Elias’s arms across in chest and pins. The crowd counts the 1-2-3.

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Winner-Take-All WWE & Universal Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (WWE Champ) vs. Seth Rollins (Universal Champ)

Sheamus & Cesaro run in and start beating up both Rollins and Kofi, causing a DQ.

Disqualification

The Bar continue their beatdown and then run off. Rollins says he doesn’t know why they would do that, and that he’ll finish with Kofi another time. Right now, he and Kofi are going to team up and take out The Bar.

Tag Team Match: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar

Kofi hits Trouble In Paradise and Rollins follows with a Stomp on Cesaro for the 3-count.

Winners: Seth Rollins & Kofi Kingston