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WWE RAW Superstar Shake-up Live Results and Commentary, April 16, 2018; 2 face turns in main event

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 17, 2018 08:52 IST

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08:52 (IST)17 APR 2018

***Spoiler Warning: The following contains Spoilers for RAW Superstar Shakeup.

Jinder Mahal brought the United States Title to RAW with him
Jeff Hardy def. Jinder Mahal to become the new United States Champion
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley ends in DQ due to the Riott Squad's interruption
The Authors of Pain def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens join RAW
The Miz will be heading to SmackDown tomorrow
Woken Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Revival (Tag Team Title Tournament)
Breezango join RAW
Natalya is now a part of RAW 
Ember Moon def. Mickie James
Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre have been drafted to RAW
Natalya turns face and def. Mandy Rose
Baron Corbin has been drafted to RAW
Breezango def. The Bar
Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel officially turn face
Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman & Bobby Roode def. The Miz & Miztourage, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

08:45 (IST)17 APR 2018

The first day of the Superstar Shake-up concludes with some fabulous debuts, a couple of face turns and more than a few great matches. This is Jojo signing off but only after mentioning that I called Ruby Riott's call up to RAW this afternoon in my 5 Surprises that could happen this week in WWE

08:41 (IST)17 APR 2018

Braun Strowman catches Miz in a fireman's carry and hit him with a running powerslam. Braun goes for the pin and 1...2...3...the baby faces win the match.

Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman & Bobby Roode def. The Miz & Miztourage, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

08:39 (IST)17 APR 2018

Miz and Braun in the ring now, but the A lister is taken down with a huge drop kick. Miz goes for a tag but is betrayed by Dallas and Axel who refuse Miz's attempts at a tag. Bo and Curtis have officially turned face.

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Bobby Roode is tagged in and takes out Axel with a clothesline from the top rope. He goes for the glorious DDT but fails to connect. The Miz comes in to the ring and takes out Roode who tags in Braun Strowman at the last second. Miz runs away and Braun chases him around the ring before they end up in the ring. Bo and Curtis attack Strowman but Balor makes the save. Roliins follows up with a suicide dive and Roode with a glorious DDT. 

08:34 (IST)17 APR 2018

KO has Rollins in a submission and drags him to the Miz's corner but Rollins fights out of it. Miz catches Rollins with a DDT but fails to get a pin fall. Miz mocks Daniel Bryan by performing the 'it' kicks on Rollins but Rollins manages to break out. Before Rollins could make the tag, team miz takes out the entire opposing team on the outside.

08:31 (IST)17 APR 2018

Kevin Owens and Rollins are in the ring as we return and team Miz looks to be in control. We cut to a botched suicide dive from Rollins that took place during the commercial break. 

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Lashley takes care of business with a big vertical suplex on Sami Zayn with a 10 second hang time before throwing him out of the ring. We break for commercial yet again.

08:26 (IST)17 APR 2018

Bobby Roode tags in after Curtis Axel as we head back and Rollins tags in Balor. Balor gets driven to the corner by Curtis and the heel team attacks him. The Miz mocks Braun Strowman before catching Balor in a headlock. Balor breaks but takes neckbreaker from the A-lister. Sami is tagged in and so is Lashley. 

08:19 (IST)17 APR 2018

The Miz & Miztourage, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman & Bobby Roode

The big match of the night kicks off with the wildcard appearance of Bobby Roode on RAW. Kevin Owens kicks it off with Seth Rollins. KO takes control early before being caught in a springboard clothesline followed by a suicide dive on KO as we head into a commercial break.

08:06 (IST)17 APR 2018

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Backstage, Elias talks ill about Bobby Lashley as he gives Renee a "private concert" after telling her to shut her mouth. Renee interrupts him anyway and we head into another commercial break.

08:03 (IST)17 APR 2018

Breeze is caught in a headlock but he somehow manages to get free. Double team again for the Bar as Breeze catches a knee to a face. Cesaro has Breeze on his shoulder as he goes for a tag but Fandango takes out Sheamus from below. Breeze takes to opportunity to go for a roll-up and snags the victory!

Breezango def. The Bar

08:00 (IST)17 APR 2018

Breezango vs. The Bar

Fandango and Cesaro start off the match and Fandango goes for an early cover. Tyler Breeze in the ring now, Sheamus and him trade punches before double teaming Breeze into the corner.

07:52 (IST)17 APR 2018

Baron Corbin has been drafted to RAW!

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Mandy is in control and delivers a crushing Suplex before locking Natalya in a abdominal stretch submission move. Natalya grabs Mandy by the hair and catches her in the Sharpshooter. Mandy Rose has no other choice but to tap out which she does.

Natalya was celebrating the victory when Sonya DeVille attacks her from behind and is joined by Mandy. Rowdy Ronda Rousey makes her entrance and saves her friend, Nattie before taking out Sonya and sending the Absolution running. A big face turn for Natalya!

Natalya def. Mandy Rose.

07:46 (IST)17 APR 2018

Mandy Rose vs. Natalya

Natalya goes for a quick pin but Mandy slaps her straight across the face. It looks more like a cat-fight than a wrestling match. Nattie is sent crashing out of the ring and  into the barricades.

07:39 (IST)17 APR 2018

Roman invites Joe into the ring but Joe walks away before reconsidering and heading back to the ring. He stops right before he reaches the ring and reminds Reigns that they'll be facing soon enough at Backlash.

07:38 (IST)17 APR 2018

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Now it's Joe's turn to repeat last week's monologue about how Roman will never defeat Lesnar. He reminds us that they'll be facing off at Backlash before we head into a video package of Brock destroying Roman through the years.

07:34 (IST)17 APR 2018

Roman goes on to speak about how he will defeat Brock Lesnar as we've heard hundreds of times before but to everyone's delight, the bore fest is cut short by Samoa Joe.

07:32 (IST)17 APR 2018

Roman Reigns makes an appearance as we return from commercials and the crowd chants "Roman S*cks" quite clearly.

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He starts speak to the audience as he is interrupted by Titus Worldwide. Drew McIntyre has been drafted as well, as he appears in the ring and takes out Titus and his team. McIntyre's an old favorite of Vince and its good to see him on RAW.

07:21 (IST)17 APR 2018

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Dolph Ziggler has been drafted to RAW, and makes his way to the ring.

07:16 (IST)17 APR 2018

Backstage again, KO and Sami debate their future in RAW and plan their 10 man match tonight. The Miz drops by and asks them about Shane and how they think he will treat the A-lister.

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Mickie is still in control with a big slam followed by a cover but no pinfall. Ember delivers two big kicks and a big right hand to Mickie and follows up with a Suplex. Ember hits Mickie with the Eclipse from the top rope and goes for a pin. The referee counts top three and it's over.

Ember Moon def. Mickie James

07:11 (IST)17 APR 2018

Mickie James vs. Ember Moon

Nia Jax is at the commentary table as the match kicks off. Ember focuses on Mickie's arm early on. Mickie drags Ember off of the turnbuckles and grabs her in a headlock. Backstage, Alexa calls Nia a bully and says its because of her that she is not at the commentary table calling the match. 

07:02 (IST)17 APR 2018

Rowdy Ronda Rousey is backstage with Kurt Angle as he announces that Natalya is now a part of RAW.

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06:58 (IST)17 APR 2018

Backstage, The Bar discuss Hardy and Wyatt as Breezango interrupts and announces they are joining RAW.

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Matt and Bray hit Wilder with a Sister Abigail turned into a Twist of Fate and we have a successful pin! Matt and Bray win the match and debut a new finisher at the same time!

Woken Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt def. The Revival.

06:49 (IST)17 APR 2018

Matt delivers the side effect and tags Bray in. Bray dismantles Wilder with move after move.

06:48 (IST)17 APR 2018

Matt is legal and misses the Twist of Fate. Dawson is tagged in and attacks Matt with a submission move. Matt escapes but receives a big forearm to the face. The Revival employ dirty tactics by distracting the ref but fail to capitalist.
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