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Last week, we saw the return of several people, including Finn Balor and Vince McMahon! McMahon made a huge announcement regarding the future of both RAW and SmackDown Live and that is the Superstar Shakeup or The Supe-Shake as Alex Pawlowski called it.
We'll also see what will be the future of the Universal Championship as Brock Lesnar, the champion, does not have an opponent yet for the upcoming Payback pay-per-view, or even if he will defend the belt at all.
Before the show can even begin, we already got some movement with Apollo Crews making the switch over from SmackDown Live to Raw and that a tag team, either SmackDown or NXT, will also be joining WWE's red Brand as well.
HERE WE GO!
RAW starts with that familiar doo-doo-dooooo! We see the familiar t-shirt, baseball cap and jorts, but it's not John Cena!
It's The Miz dressed as John Cena and Maryse dressed as Nikki Bella!
The Miz talks about how Cena engaged to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 for the free publicity, and that Hollywood didn't want them because they are "robotic." Miz continues to act as Robo-Cena and "loves" Nikki Bella while patting her on the head.
The act continues until we hear Dean Ambrose's theme song being played and out comes the Intercontinental Champion. Ambrose gets into the ring and congratulates Miz and Maryse on their upcoming nuptials and WrestleMania win, fully believing they are Cena and Nikki. He also trash talks Miz until Miz reveals the clever disguise. Ambrose is shocked and then hits Dirty Deeds on Miz to end the segment.
The New Day vs. The Revival are up next!
Back from the break, Sami Zayn is backstage talking with Kurt Angle hoping to stay on RAW until Miz and Maryse interrupt and bicker with Sami. RAW GM Kurt Angle tells Miz that respect must be earned and then books a match between Zayn and Miz for later tonight.
Out comes The New Day and Big E is holding a blow-up doll to represent Kofi Kingston, who is out of action for a few weeks.
The New Day vs. The Revival
Xavier Woods and Dash Wilder start things off and The New Day are on fire. They get Wilder into the corner and Big E and Woods alternate to get some offense in. Dawson distracts the referee and Wilder is back in control thanks to the distraction. Dawson is in the match now and then starts attacking Woods and then tags in Wilder and continues the onslaught.
Woods then goes for a sunset flip and eventually manages to get out of trouble, tagging in Big E. Big E receives the hot tag and takes out both Dash and Dawson. Big E gets a pinfall attempt and almost wins. Woods also gets some offense in and then almost does a coast-to-coast-like elbow drop on Wilder and the pin attempt only gets to two.
The Revival regroup and eventually counter a possible finisher from New Day and does an almost airborne Shatter Machine on Xavier Woods who jumped from the top rope onto The Revival. 1-2-3 and The Revival wins!
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