WWE Raw Results For 4/9: Several Debuts, Several Returns, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn Battle For Employment, A Tournament Begins!

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- Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon makes her way to the ring and she has her am in a brace, McMahon says she is disappointed in the WWE Universe for their reaction to her. McMahon says that she was amazing in the ring at ‘Mania 34, McMahon says she brought out the best in Ronda Rousey last night. McMahon says she is proud of what Rousey accomplished last night before bringing her out, Rousey then makes her way to the ring.

McMahon says that the better woman won at ‘Mania 34, McMahon says that Rousey is a role model for people everywhere. McMahon says she wants to blaze new trails in the WWE together, McMahon says that Rousey taught her a real lesson last night. McMahon even goes as far as to say that she is friends with Rousey again, the two hug and then Rousey applies the arm bar to an injured McMahon. Rousey releases the hold as WWE officials make their way to the ring to attend to McMahon.

- Alexa Bliss has a microphone in hand as she makes her way to the ring for an upcoming tag team match, calling both Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax bullies. Bliss goes back to making weight jokes against Jax, Bliss says that Jax even beat up Mickie James for no reason last night at ‘Mania 34. Bliss brings up that Jax doesn’t have a partner tonight, Jax tells Bliss to shut up before saying she enjoyed beating them both up at ‘Mania 34. Jax says she has a partner tonight and that partner is revealed to be Ember Moon.

Nia Jax & Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James

The match begins with Jax tossing James across the ring, Jax then hits James with an avalanche in the corner. Jax misses a second avalanche attempt and James attacks her with a few strikes, Bliss tags in and she also kicks away at Jax in the corner. James tags in as Jax nails Bliss with a headbutt, Moon tags in and she clobbers James with a roaring elbow strike. Moon then hits James with a head and arm suplex, James lands a kick and Bliss tags into the match. Moon recovers to nail Bliss with an enzaguri followed by a handspring forearm strike, Moon follows that up with a springboard cross body block for a near fall. Moon then trips up Bliss before going to the top rope, Moon nails Bliss with the Eclipse for the three count.

Winners: Nia Jax & Ember Moon

- Raw GM Kurt Angle is talking on his phone in his office when Braun Strowman walks in, Nicholas also appears after Angle congratulates them on winning the Raw Tag Team Titles at ‘Mania 34. Strowman says that they are relinquishing the Raw Tag Team Titles, Strowman says that they will come back and reclaim the belts when Nicholas finishes with school.

No Way Jose vs. John Skyler

The match begins with Jose nailing Skyler with a hip toss into a neck breaker, Joe catches Skyler with an elevated forearm strike for a three count.

Winner: No Way Jose

- Raw GM Kurt Angle is shown in his office when The Bar arrive to discuss the tag team title situation, Angle says that he isn’t handing them their titles back. Angle announces a four team tournament, with the winners facing off against The Bar for the belts at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.

WWE Raw Tag Team Title Eliminator Tournament Opening Round

The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs. The Balor Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows)

The match is joined in progress and we see Gallows attacking both members of The Revival, Gallows knocks Wilder out of the ring before eating a chop block from Dawson. Dawson wrenches away on the leg of Gallows before tagging Wilder in, Wilder stomps away on the injured knee of Gallows. Wilder would also start wrenching away on the injured leg of Gallows, Gallows gets free and Dawson tags in so Gallows can drop him with a few strikes. Wilder tags in and he eats a super kick from Gallows, Anderson tags in and Dawson eats a few strikes as he gets a tag. Anderson catches Dawson with a middle rope neck breaker on Dawson before taking Wilder out with a dive, Anderson then catches Dawson with a spine buster for a near fall.

Gallows hits the ring to take care of an interfering Wilder, Wilder then throws Gallows into the barricade. Wilder tags in and The Revival hit Anderson with a Shatter Machine for a three count.

Winners: The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)

- WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Rollins says that he is back after winning the gold at ‘Mania 34. Rollins says he has caught up with the other members of The Shield to also become a grand slam champion, Finn Balor interrupts and he makes his way to the ring. Balor says that he is sorry to interrupt and he has something he wants to say to Rollins, Balor congratulates Rollins on winning the belt. Balor says that he wasn’t a loser in the triple threat match at ‘Mania 34 since he wasn’t defeated at the event, Balor then challenges Rollins for the WWE Intercontinental Title.

Rollins apparently agrees and shakes hands with Balor, The Miz interrupts and he makes his way to the ring with The Miztourage. Miz says that Rollins doesn’t deserve to be the champion, Miz says he still deserves to be the champion. Rollins claims that The Miz cannot win a match without The Miztourage by his side, Miz talks about becoming a father for the first time two weeks ago. Miz says that his daughter and wife cried after he lost the title at ‘Mania 34, Rollins says everybody cries when they watch him wrestle. Rollins says he is willing to give Miz a rematch for the belt tonight and he turns it down, Miz says he will have his rematch at WWE Backlash.

The Miz then says he and The Miztourage are willing to face Seth Rollins and Finn Balor tonight, Jeff Hardy interrupts and makes his way to the ring. The Miz and The Miztourage high tail it out of the ring instead of facing all three competitors.

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