RAW Results: Former Tag Team Champions break up; Top star added to Title match at Backlash

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Not a great debut for Mansoor on RAW
Not a great debut for Mansoor on RAW

Braun Strowman and Drew McIntyre had some harsh words for each other before RAW, ahead of their Triple Threat match against Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania BackLash.

It was confirmed via a coin flip that Braun would be facing Bobby Lashley in the main event of this week's show.

RAW kicked off with the return of AJ Styles and Omos, the new RAW Tag Team champions. They were bragging about AJ's accomplishments as well as the title win at WrestleMania before The New Day showed up to mock them for taking time off after Mania.

Omos threatened Xavier Woods and Kofi, saying that they would not be able to walk after the beating tonight. The New Day said that that was not the case, and they were about to become the 12-time RAW Tag Team Champions.

The opening match of RAW was between the two teams.


AJ Styles and Omos vs. The New Day - RAW Tag Team Championship match

Woods and Omos started the match and AJ went for a high five which the ref interpreted as a tag and forced Styles to step in the ring. The New Day sent AJ outside and hit him with a dive before the match continued.

Omos got back in the match and took out both members of the New Day with strikes before hitting a modified chokeslam on Kofi. Xavier hit him with a kick, but was knocked down before AJ Styles tagged in and hit the Phenomenal Forearm from the top of Omos to get the big win!

Result: AJ Styles and Omos def The New Day to retain the RAW Tag Team Championships

Grade: A


Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville exchanged words backstage. Pearce did not seem too happy with Deville's presence on the show.

Backstage on RAW, Bobby Lashley and MVP were confident about The All Mighty's upcoming title defense at Backlash.


Eva Marie returns to WWE RAW

We got a vignette that showed Eva Marie's return to WWE. She would be a welcome addition to the RAW roster.


Woods and Kingston were still recovering from the match and Elias and Jaxson Ryker were trying to chuck tomatoes at them. Once the camera turned, it was shown that Randy Orton was the one who got hit by the tomatoes and he was fuming.

Charlotte vs. Dana Brooke on RAW

Charlotte mocked Brooke once the match started on RAW and was taunting her in the ring before Dana unloaded on the queen. Charlotte recovered and stomped on her for a near fall before Brooke used the ropes to her advantage.

Charlotte kicked Brooke down before taking a boot to the face. Dana countered a powerbomb and dodged a big boot in the corner. Brooke got two handspring elbows in before heading up to the top for a Swanton bomb.

Charlotte kicked out of the pin and got a chop block in. She then put Brooke in the Figure-8 Leg Lock to seal the win on RAW.

Result: Charlotte def. Dana Brooke

Mandy Rose attacked Charlotte after the match and dumped her out of the ring.

Grade: B-


Sonya Deville adds Charlotte to the RAW Women's Title Match at Backlash

Sonya Deville came out after the match to talk to Charlotte who bragged about being an 'influencer' and the 'most famous face in the Women's Divison.'

Flair said that she should be added to the RAW Women's Title match at WrestleMania Backlash since the show wouldn't be great without her.

Sonya gave in and added her to the RAW Women's Title Match at WrestleMania Backlash, making it a triple threat.

Rhea Ripley and Asuka came out on RAW to protest the change but it was done and all Charlotte did was gloat about it. A brawl broke out between the three women and Charlotte retreated while Asuka was the only one left standing in the ring.


Humberto Carrillo was backstage and was attacked by Sheamus.


The Miz was out next and listed off his accomplishments in the ring before talking about how Damian Priest threw tomatoes at him. He compared himself to Cena, The Rock, and other legends before Priest came out to face John Morrison.


Damien Priest vs. John Morrison on RAW

Priest sent Morrison outside before we headed for a break on RAW. Back in the ring, Damian Priest hit the Reverse Atomic Drop on Morrison before taking a disaster kick and a high rolling kick. Priest fought back and hit a lariat for a near-fall.

Morrison was looking for a finisher when The Miz tried to interfere. The distraction caused Johnny to nearly get rolled up. Priest managed to connect with the Hit The Lights and picked up the win on RAW.

Result: Damien Priest def. John Morrison

Grade: B

Mansoor joins the RAW Roster

Mansoor was welcomed to RAW by Adam Pearce and Sheamus taunted him for a bit before suggesting that he should answer his non-title open challenge.


Lucha House Party vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin on RAW

The Lucha House Party was dominating from the start before Cedric hit back with a Michinoku Driver. He tagged in Shelton, who hit Gran Metalik with some huge slams before tossing him around.

Alexander rushed Dorado but was sent out of the ring. Lince hit a flying dive on him before Metalik got an elbow drop from the top rope on Shelton and picked up the win.

Result: Lucha House Party def. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin

After the match, Cedric was furious and blamed Shelton for their failures. Cedric Alexander said he was in his prime, unlike Shelton. He said he was done with the team and walked off.

Grade: B


Backstage, Angel Garza and Drew Gulak had an exchange that led to a match.


Elsewhere in the arena, Shelton said he had been mentoring Cedric and vowed to teach him some respect.

Angel Garza vs. Drew Gulak on RAW

Gulak took a neck breaker early in the match on RAW before trying for a hold on Garza. Angel Garza hit a clothesline that nearly wiped out Gulak. Garza unloaded on Drew in the corner before hitting the Wing Clipper for a quick win.

Result: Angel Garza def. Drew Gulak

After the match, Garza took the rose and shoved it down Gulak's pants before kicking him in the taint.

Grade: C


Backstage, RKBro - Riddle, and Orton got ready for their second match as a team.


RKBro vs. Elias and Jaxson Ryker on RAW

Elias and Ryker tried to isolate Randy right from the start. However, their attempt was futile as Riddle came in and tried for a sleeper hold on Ryker. Elias was back in and got a near fall on Riddle.

The Original Bro hit the ripcord knee on Ryker and tagged Orton in. Randy hit several quick moves and went for the draping DDT on Elias, but The Drifter countered it. That wasn't enough to stop Orton as he dropped Elias on the announcer's table.

Randy went for the draping DDT and tagged Riddle in for the Floating Bro. Ryker attacked Randy but took an RKO before Riddle got the pin.

Result: RKBro def. Elias and Jaxson Ryker

Grade: B

Mansoor vs. Sheamus on RAW

Sheamus took Mansoor down right away on RAW. They squared off in the corner before the US Champ slapped him, causing Mansoor to unload on the veteran. Sheamus sat him on the ropes and knocked Mansoor out of the ring before going for the chops to the chest.

Sheamus dropped the former NXT star on the barricades before Mansoor made his comeback and hit a tornado DDT for a near fall. The US Champion dropped Mansoor from the ropes before hitting the white noise.

Humberto Carillo attacked Sheamus and sent him out of the ring. He then hit The Celtic Warrior with a Suicide Dive, taking out the Celtic Warrior and beating him down.

Sheamus delivered Brogue Kicks to Humberto and Mansoor to stand tall.

Result: DNF

Grade: B


Alexa Bliss and Lily have a target in mind on RAW

Alexa Bliss was back with Lily and she spoke to the doll before revealing that the two of them were out to get someone. Bliss didn't reveal who their new target was.

The last thing Alexa said was that she was not to blame for the things the doll, Lily makes her do.

Lana and Naomi vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (RAW Women's Tag Team Title match)

Lana and Naomi isolated Baszler as the match started on RAW and managed to dominate the champions. They hit the facebuster on Shayna but Nia pulled Naomi out of the ring.

Reginald's interference helped distract the referee and Shayna locked in the Khirafuda Clutch. Lana escaped but Shayna locked it back in before making the challenger tap out.

Result: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler def. Lana and Naomi to retain the RAW women's tag titles

The champs picked up the win thanks to Reggie
The champs picked up the win thanks to Reggie

Grade: C


Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman on RAW

Both men went for a collar-elbow lockup at the start of the main event before Lashley got a few strikes in before hitting a neckbreaker. Braun tackled him into the mat before tossing him out of the ring.

The two were going at it when Drew McIntyre came out and Strowman walked up to him. Lashley attacked Braun off the distraction and held his fist up, asking Drew to team with him.

After a break on RAW, Drew was at the commentary table and the match continued. Braun took a huge beating in the ring. However, Strowman bounced back and was set to take out Lashley with a shoulder tackle. However, the WWE Champion sent him crashing into McIntyre.

Drew was furious and yelled at Braun from the apron before Lashley took advantage of the distraction and hit a spear on Strowman for the win.

Result: Bobby Lashley def. Braun Strowman

After the match, Drew hit both superstars with the claymore and was the last man standing as RAW went off the air.

Grade: A


Episode Grade: B

We got the return of AJ and Omos on RAW while Mansoor made his big main roster debut against Sheamus. Charlotte was added to the RAW women's title match at WrestleMania Backlash and Braun Stowman faced the WWE champ in the main event of tonight's show.