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WWE RAW Results, April 23rd 2018, Live Updates & Commentary

What will happen when The Beast Incarnate returns to RAW for the first time since WrestleMania 34?
Updated: 24 April 2018 08:45 IST - Published: 24 April 2018 08:41 IST
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***Warning: The following contains spoilers for Monday Night RAW

Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns exchange words
Elias def. Bobby Roode
Woken Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Ascension
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre def. Titus O' Neil & Apollo Crews
Chad Gable def. Jinder Mahal
Bobby Lashley & Braun Strowman def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin was called off
Finn Balor & Seth Rollins def. The Miztourage
Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax (c), Bailey, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon & Natalya ends in a DQ finish.
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Thus concludes the 1300th episode of RAW and this is Jojo signing off after yet another action packed evening. 
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Mickie delivers a sliding drop kick on Rousey next and the bear has been poked; Rousey steps into the ring and holds Mickie in a devastating arm-bar which causes the match to end in a DQ. The contestants are still down ringside as Rousey assists Natalya back to the locker room.


Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax (c), Bailey, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon & Natalya ends in a DQ finish.
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Bayley steps in with a Tag while the medical team tends to Natalya. Ruby Riott and Bayley fight it out and Riott has Bayley in a submission but Nia gets the tag. Nia throws around Ruby before delivering a drop kick and the pin results in both teams causing chaos in the ring. The action goes outside as the two teams fight and Nia delivers a suicide dive on all the women except Natalya who is still being tended to ringside.

Mickie James takes the opportunity to attack Nattie again but Rowdy Ronda Rousey steps out of the locker room to save her friend!
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Sasha makes a tag to Natalya who takes Mickie down with a suplex followed by a basement drop kick. Nattie sets in for the sharpshooter and Logan makes the break. Nattie looks to be injured.
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We return from commercials to see Logan holding Banks in a submission but Sasha gets out of it but failed to make the tag. Mickie James is tagged in as the Heel team takes control of Sasha as she is driven into the corner. James has Banks in a submission and she looks to be in trouble. 
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Alexa Bliss, Mickie James & The Riott Squad vs. Nia Jax (c), Bailey, Sasha Banks, Ember Moon & Natalya

Sasha and Liv Morgan begin the match but Sarah Logan is tagged in immediately. Logan puts the hurt on Banks but The Boss recovers and catches Logan in a submission. Morgan is tagged in and takes a few hits from Sasha. Ember Moon is tagged in and she delivers a springboard cross body followed by a huge suicide drive to the outside on Morgan.
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Backstage, the women of RAW are quite mad at the Riott Squad for disrespecting them. The 10 Woman Tag Match is up next!
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Balor takes Dallas down with a overhead kick. Rollins is tagged in and sends both his opponents crashing into the barricades before hitting a suicide dive. Seth follows up with a blockbuster but Bo interferes the curb stomp. Bo is taken out by Rollins who hits the curb stomp on Curtis before tagging in Balor. Balor finishes up Curtis with a Coupe de Grace as Rollins takes out Bo with a suicide dive. Balor gets the pinfall and the match is over.

Finn Balor & Seth Rollins def. The Miztourage

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Finn Balor & Seth Rollins (c) vs The Miztourage

Bo Dallas and Finn Balor start the match off but Curtis is tagged in before the action began. Balor takes Curtis down with a double dropkick but the Miztourage takes the control back. Bo is legal now as he holds Finn in a submission move. 
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Alexa does her 'Nia is a bully' shtick with a story about a homeless woman during commercials.
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We return from commercials to see No Way Jose making his way to the ring.

No Way Jose vs. Baron Corbin

Corbin enters and says Jose's plan is to have his entourage jump him and refuses to fight Jose because he is not on his level. Corbin retreats to the locker room and the match is called off

Just as soon as Jose's company left, Corbin reappears and attacks Jose out of nowhere. Baron hits Jose with a chokeslam backbreaker and we cut to commercials.
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Up next is an appearance from newly drafted RAW Superstar, Baron Corbin.
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Sami is brought back to the ring and is tossed around by Braun before Lashley goes in for his signature vertical suplex with an 18 second hold. Strwoman is tagged in again and hits Sami with a running powerslam before going for the pin. The match is called and Strowman and Lashley win the match!

Bobby Lashley & Braun Strowman def. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
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KO takes out Braun from the outside but Braun recovers and takes the tag from Lashley. Strowman took out KO twice on the outside and then took out Sami in the ring. He returned outside to deliver a dropkick on KO. Sami decides to run backstage but is caught by Lashley. 
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We head back to see Sami delivering stiff chops to the chest of Lashley, who replies with a belly to belly Suplex. KO stopped Lashley from making the tag and goes for a senton on Lashley but misses. Sami is tagged in and he tries his best to stop Lashley from making the tag. 
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KO and Sami doubleteam Lashley but Lashley recovers and sends Sami crashing into the turnbuckles. Lashley is sent outside and KO lands a running senton on him as we cut yet again for commercials.
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Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs Bobby Lashley & Braun Strowman

Sami and KO run away early but Braun catches Sami and sends him into the barricades. KO and Lashley start the match. Lashely wastes no time taking KO into the corner and keeping him there with big hits. Sami is tagged in and assaults Lashley with big punches into the corner. Zayn takes a suplex from Lashley byt kicks out at 2. 
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The Miztourage are seen approaching Finn Balor backstage, asking for his leadership but they get turned down yet again.
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Samoa Joe is seen on video saying that Roman Reigns will lose to Lesnar at The Greatest Royal Rumble; thank god we didn't have time for a full segment unlike the last two weeks where we saw the same promo played out over again.
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Renee interviews the Riott Squad backstage and the stable confirms that they have the entire Women's locker room scared after their attack on frienemies Sasha Banks and Bailey last week.
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Gable tries for a suplex but takes a running knee. Gable blocks the Khallas and uses the momentum to pin Mahal's shoulders to the mat. The ref counts 1...2...3 and it's over.

Chad Gable def. Jinder Mahal.
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Gable tries to take control but yet again is whipped around by Jinder as he sends him crashing face first into the turnbuckle. Chad Gable gets out of another submission but takes two knees to the face. Gable recovers and catches Jinder with a rolling kick followed bu a drag n' screw.
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We return to see Gable in a submission, clearly in trouble. Jinder catches Gable in a knee to the head before delivering another belly to belly suplex.
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The match begins but Gable looks to be in over his head with Jinder. The former Olympic contestant is hit with a belly to belly suplex and a big clothesline on the outside as we head into another commercial break.
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Jinder Mahal vs Chad Gable

Jinder attacks Gable as he was making his way to the ring. Mahal throws Gable around and then then into the ring and the match hasn't even started yet.
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Chad Gable is on RAW and he thanks Angle for it backstage. Jinder interrupts the conversation and him and Gable have a heated exchange as Mahal confuses Gable with Nicholas from WrestleMania. Angle asks them to settle it in the ring and it looks like Jinder Mahal vs. Chad Gable is next!
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 Charly Caruso steps in the ring to interview the victors and Dolph and Drew claim that they are the reality check that WWE needs.