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WWE Raw 4/16/18 Highlights and Results:
Jeff Hardy def. WWE United States Champion Jinder Mahal to win the U.S. Title. This is one of the best Mahal matches you’ll see. Mahal was officially drafted to Raw GM Kurt Angle and forced to defend his newly-won U.S. Title against Hardy and this match surprisingly exceeded all expectations.
Zack Ryder confirms on Twitter he is now part of the Raw roster!
The Undertaker vs. Rusev in a casket match is officially back on for WWE Greatest Royal Rumble. Go figure.
Fellow Raw superstar No Way Jose tries to cheer up Jinder Mahal… unsuccessfully:
The Riott Squad attack Bayley and Sasha Banks to cause a double disqualification. Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan are now part of WWE Raw.
Tag Team Eliminator Match: “Woken” Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt def. The Revival. Hardy and Wyatt vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Titles is official for WWE GRR.
The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) def. Rhyno and Heath Slater.
WWE Superstar Shake-up 2018: Miz to SmackDown, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to Raw courtesy of Stephanie McMahon’s endorsement.
The Miz is not happy to be reuniting with Daniel Bryan on SmackDown Live.
The Fashion Police aka Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) write up citations for The Bar.
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is backstage talking to Angle about Superstar Shake-up. Angle reveals Natalya has been drafted to Raw. Natalya pretends to be friendly with her former training partner Rousey, but came off not-so-subtly shady.
Former WWE NXT Women’s Champion and Raw roster member Ember Moon def. Mickie James. WWE Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax was on commentary while Alexa Bliss was interviewed backstage. Great selling of the Eclipse finisher by James.
New Raw superstars DREW MCINTYRE and Dolph Ziggler take out Titus Worldwide! This is the most interesting Ziggler’s been in years.
Natalya def. Absolution’s Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville). Absolution attacks Natalya until Rousey runs in for the save. Michael Cole notes Rousey knows Natalya is no saint, but there is a mutual respect between the two. Deville tries to knock out Rousey — unsurprisingly unsuccessfully.
Baron Corbin is coming to Monday Night Raw:
Jeff Hardy is ecstatic after winning his first U.S. Title:
Samoa Joe confronts Roman Reigns ahead of their match at WWE Backlash after WWE GRR. Reigns claims he’ll beat Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at GRR and then kick Joe’s ass at Backlash.
Breezango def. The Bar is a major upset.
Mike Kanellis aka Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis are drafted to Raw.
Ten Man Tag Team Main Event: WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, and new Raw superstar “Glorious” Bobby Roode def. The Miz, Bo Dallas, Curtis Axel, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The Miztourage finally turns on Miz as he gets destroyed by Strowman!
— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Mojo Rawley, Chad Gable, and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) are officially drafted to Raw via Twitter.
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