WWE Raw: April 7 report

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The eagerly anticipated Raw after WrestleMania kicked off with the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan.

The crowd were behind Bryan as he talked about the YES chant and a chant of: “you deserve it” rang around the arena.

He told the crowd that they deserved it more and it’s thanks to them that he is now the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, he was then interrupted but The Authority.

Triple H and Stephanie didn’t get in the ring, they instead remained on the apron, Triple H said he isn’t stepping in the ring because he will do something he regrets, so Daniel walked over and started yes chants with the titles in his face.

The Game told him to enjoy his moment because it’s not going to last because it can’t last, he said it wouldn’t even make it through the night because he will be defending it against him.
He said he is going to end it all because this is his show and there isn’t a damn thing he can do about it. Triple H left and Bryan continued the yes chants.

BACKSTAGE: The Authority were taking about ending the YES Movement when they were interrupted by Batista. He said he earned a show one-on-one for the title when he run the Royal Rumble. Randy then interrupted and said he has a clause in his contract for a re-match and Triple H told them that they would get their re-matches, just not tonight.

Stephanie then told them that they would be facing The Usos for the Tag Team Titles tonight. Randy said he didn’t care about the tag titles and Triple H told them to understand that “historically, when the three of them are on the same page, no one can stop them.”

The Wyatt Family v John Cena, Big E and Sheamus

John Cena ran straight into the ring and started a brawl with Bray before the bell rang, Big E and Sheamus disposed of Harper and Rowan as the bell rang and Cena and Bray went at it.
Cena hit a running bulldog before the tag out to Sheamus, but Bray gained the upper-hand with clubbing blows to his back before Rowan was tagged in.

Rowan threw Sheamus off him from the corner and Big E got the tag and threw Rowan around the ring like a rag doll. Harper and Cena got the tags and Cena did the five knuckle shuffle in front of Bray, Cena went for the AA but Harper planted him for the near fall before tagging out to Bray.

Harper was completely domination Cena when Raw returned and hit the DDT for another near fall, Rowan came in off the tag and slammed Cena before delivering the leg drop and tagging out to Bray.

Bray delivered a side slam as the crowd cheered for him, before making the tag to Harper as the chants of “let’s go Cena, Cena sucks” rang around the area.

Cena finally got the tag out to Sheamus and the Irish Warrior cleared the ring, he slammed Rowan before delivering the rolling senton to Harper on top of Rowan.

Sheamus then went or the Brogue Kick but Bray distracted him and Rowan took advantage, hitting a thunderous clothesline.

Bray and Big E got the tags and Big E got the big splash and went for the Big Ending before Harper kicked him in the jaw, Cena and Rowan took each other out of the ring and Harper flew out of the ring to take out Sheamus whilst in the ring, Bray did his spider move before delivering Sister Abigail to Big E for the win.

Fandango and Summer Rae v Santino Marella and Emma

Mixed tag match as Santino and Fandango started out, Santino mocked Fandango and he tried to attack him but Santino hit a back body drop.

Summer and Emma got the tag and Emma got the Dilemma before the Emma Sandwich and Santino then knocked Fandango out of the ring whilst Emma locked in the Emma Lock and Summer tapped.

Brock Lesnar headed out accompanied by Paul Heyman and sporting a black eye. Heyman talked about Brock ending the streak before telling the audience saying “I told you so.”

Heyman went onto say that Undertaker collapsed last night after the match and Vince McMahon left Wrestlemania last night to go to the hospital and The Undertaker was being treated for a concussion.

He said he came close to a broken neck and if he hadn’t got his shoulder up after the third F5 then he would have had a broken neck because Brock wasn’t going to stop until the streak was over.

The advocate then went on to ask why they all gave Undertaker a standing ovation when he was the loser and Brock was the winner. He said the WWE Universe was just like the WWE locker room, all a bunch of wannabes before running through all of Brocks accomplishments and saying Brock is the one in 21-1.

The Usos v Batista and Randy Orton (Tag Team Championship)

Batista and Jey started the match up before Batista got the quick tag to Randy and Jey got the tag to Jimmy.

The two exchanged slaps and upper-cuts whilst chants of “CM Punk” rang around. The Usos were both sent out of the ring and Orton threw Jimmy at the steel steps before delivering the DDT off the barricade to Jey.

The referee called for the bell and the double count-out but Batista and Orton weren’t done as Batista delivered the Batista Bomb to Jimmy on the steel steps.

Randy and Batista celebrated in the ring after the match whilst the referee checked on Jimmy.
Rob Van Dam then made his long awaited return to WWE as he came out to take on Damien Sandow.

Rob Van Dam v Damien Sandow

Rob delivered a kick to the face of Sandow sending him out of the ring, so Rob could do his pose to the fans on the top rope. Sandow took advantage and pulled him off the ropes before delivering the headbutts and the elbow of disdain.

Sandow played to the fans and RVD recovered enough to deliver a kick to the throat before a spinning kick to the face on the apron.

RVD then put Sandow on the barricade and delivered a kick, leaping from the apron to the barricade as the fans chanted “you still got it.”

Rob then pushed Sandow back in the ring and hit rolling thunder followed by the five-star frog splash for the win.

Rey Mysterio v Bad News Barrett

Bad New Barrett finally got in the ring and tried to cut a Bad News Promo but Rey punched himand tried to deliver the 619 but Barrett rolled out of the ring. Rey delivered his slide splash to Barrett before both men returned to the ring.

Rey went for the head scissor take down off the top rope but Barrett kicked him in the mid-section before delivering punches to the face.

Rey looked like he was going for another take down but Barrett hit the winds of change for a near fall. Mysterio was bounced off the top turnbuckle before Barrett delivered another knee to his stomach.

Rey blocked the super-plex attempt and hit the DDT for a near fall of his own, before a drop toe hold and the 619 connected this time but Rey went for the splash from the top rope and Barrett hit the Bull Hammer for the win.

Alexander Rusev finally made his Raw debut accompanied by Lana..

Alexander Rusev v Zack Ryder

Rusev completely dominated Ryder with some incredible kicks, before he got the knees to the back and threw Ryder over his head before delivering a side slam and Zack Ryder tapped to the Accolade.

WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior came out to talk to the crowd and put on his Warrior mask, he talked about the fans and how they decide if they are legends. He then told the crowd that the spirit of Ultimate Warrior would live forever.

AJ Lee skipped out with Tamina and talked about holding the title for 295 days. She talked about her pipe-bomb last year and the fact that last night was “AJ vs the world.” She said she has gone from being a poor girl from New Jersey to being the best diva in the world.

She then said she was the saviour of the divas division because she was the divas division.
She was interrupted by the NXT Women’s Champion Paige who said she came to do what no one else would. She said she was there to congratulate her. AJ said she didn’t need her congratulations and told her to go back to NXT.

AJ then said whilst she was there she would beat her, Paige said she wasn’t ready and AJ slapped her.

AJ then said they would have a match now and put the title on the line before calling for a referee.

AJ Lee v Paige (Divas Championship)

AJ went straight after Paige as soon as the bell rang and locked in the Black Widow. Paige fought out and hit the Paige Turner for the win.

We have a new Divas Champion!

Hulk Hogan was out next to present the Andre the Giant trophy to Cesaro after his won last night. He talked about last night and how Andre the Giant would have been looking down with a smile on his face as Big Show was lifted and thrown over the top rope.

Cesaro came out with Zeb Colter and Hogan congratulated him. Cesaro went to talk but Zeb took the mic from him. Zeb talked about how he accepted him into the fold eight or nine months ago despite him not being American and made him a Zeb Colter guy.

Cesaro said he wasn’t a Zeb Colter guy, he was a Paul Heyman guy! Heyman then came out and confirmed it and Cesaro shook hands with him. Swagger hit Cesaro from behind before smashing up the trophy but Cesaro climbed back in the ring and hit the upper cuts before dumping Swagger out.

Cesaro v Jack Swagger

Swagger looked to have the upper hand until Cesaro delivered the upper-cuts but Swagger fought back and secured a near fall.

Swagger went for the Swagger Bomb but Cesaro countered and hit his super-plex from the apron for a near fall of his own.

The crowd then cheered as Cesaro looked for the Swing but Swagger rolled out of the ring and headed up the ram with Zeb, the referee counted him out and Cesaro and Heyman celebrated in the ring.

BACKSTAGE: The Shield and Kane were with Stephanie and she said that she didn’t care about what happened last night, all she cared about was Triple H becoming champion again and all of them making it happen.

Seth asked Kane where his friends are, Kane said they were on thin ice, and were expendable. He then told them that Triple H told him to have them decimated whilst Stephanie shouted at him to stop. She then told then tonight they will be on the same page because what he wants he gets.

Triple H v Daniel Bryan (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)

Daniel Bryan headed to the ring but he was followed out by Batista and Randy Orton who attacked him in the ring wearing the champion down, Randy delivered the RKO before Batista hit the Batista Bomb and Kane came out and told them both to back off.

He then picked Bryan up and choke-slammed him. Triple H then came out and called for the referee. The bell rang and The Shield’s music hit as The Hounds headed to the ring.

Batista, Orton and Kane stood opposite them on the apron until thy climbed in and Triple H told them it wasn’t going to happen. Kane approached them and Triple H told him to go back.

Roman Reigns then speared Triple H whilst Dean and Seth took on Orton and Batista. Seth and Dean flew outside after Orton and Batista as Kane and Roman fought in the ring.

Roman hit the superman punch before all three surrounded Triple H and Daniel Bryan hit the knee to the face and Triple H rolled out of the ring.

And that was your Raw after Mania! The Shield are officially faces, Paige now holds the only two womens titles in WWE. Rob Van Dam is back, Alexander Rusev has been unleashed. Daniel Bryan is still champion and there is a new Paul Heyman guy, I think it's official that the build up to Extreme Rules has begun! 

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