WWE RAW Results (4/11) Detroit, MI

WWE RAW Results (4/11) Detroit, MI

WWE RAW Results (4/11) Detroit, MI – We start off with a look back at the return of Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania and his promo from Raw.

We are live from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI, as The Miz makes his way to the ring for his MizTV. Meanwhile, the returning Jerry Lawlwer,  Jimmy Smith and Byron Saxton welcome us to the show.

Miz says tonight’s guest is an extraordinary Superstar, who has been the talk of the whole world since making his WWE return. Miz says this person beat Seth Rollins at WrestleMania, but can he beat The Miz tonight? Miz knocks the Detroit crowd and says their opinions don’t count. Miz goes on and introduces his guest – Cody Rhodes.

Miz says now that they broke the pyro budget and took 45 minutes to upstage Miz on his own show.  Miz asks Cody if he is an egomaniac. Cody says don’t begrudge him.  He says it has been a long time since he has been in front of a crowd like this.  Huge and long “Cody chants”, so Miz starts to get fed up with Cody.

He wants to know if they can get started.  Miz says Cody made an emotional explanation of why he returned to WWE.  He wanted to make his father proud, one of the greatest of all time, Dusty Rhodes.  Miz says it is admirable.  Miz says the reality is if it wasn’t for his dad’s name, he wouldn’t be the grandson of a plumber, he would just be a plumber.

Cody says that is clever.  Cody asks if this is Miz After Dark.  Cody says being a plumber would be a good thing now because Miz is full of…  Cody says Miz hasn’t changed.  You are arrogant, obnoxious, and a full blown carny.  The fact that you embrace it so much makes you reliable.  You are good old reliable Mike.  Cody asks Miz if he looks the same.  What do you think I have been doing for six years.  That road showed me what I need to do.  I need to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Belt.

Miz says it is a title because a belt holds up your pants.  Anyone who can beat Seth Rollins deserves to be considered for the title.  Miz says Seth is looking for a rematch and Seth will know his opponent this time.  He says he does not like Cody’s chances against Seth or against him tonight.  Miz says he did not surprise his opponent but he still embarrassed the Mysterio family and then took care of Logan Paul.  Everyone wanted to talk about Cody Rhodes.  We know where you have been for the last six years.  This is my show and you don’t embarrass me on my show.

Cody tells Miz to settle down and he wants Miz to hear something he never heard on his own show.  Cody says he respects Miz and his accomplishments.  Cody says this hostility is because you feel a little threatened by me.  My opponent at Wrestlemania, I have little issue with.  If he wants a rematch, I have no problem with that.  You are making this personal.  

When I came back, I knew there would be criticism and doubt.  I came back to be around the greatest wrestlers. Miz tells Cody they are superstars. Cody says he is looking forward to his first match back on this show in six years.  It is against you.  May the best man win.

Miz tries to hit Rhodes with a sneak attack but Cody counters and tosses him through the ropes to the floor. Cody’s music starts up as he yells out at Miz. Miz and Cody stare each other down to end the segment.

— We see how Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns spoke on Friday’s SmackDown and sent SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos to RAW to capture the red brand titles from RAW Tag Team Champions RK-Bro.

— Dominik Mysterio makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.

— We are back with some highlights from last week’s RAW, when Veer destroyed The Mysterios.

Dominik Mysterio vs. Veer Mahaan

 This match tonight was originally announced as Rey vs. Veer. The music hits and out comes Veer for his official in-ring re-debut. The bell rings and Dominik charges but Veer levels him.

Veer groans out as he works Dominik over. Veer leaps at Dominik and splashes him back down. Dominik blocks a clothesline with a kick. Dominik sends Veer to the floor to regroup. Dominik launches himself over the top rope but Veer catches him, stumbles back a few steps into the barrier, then launches him into the barrier. Veer waits for Dominik to get up, then decks him with a huge right forearm.

Veer brings Dominik back into the ring and decks Dominik with another big clothesline. Veer stands over Dominik, smashes down onto him, then applies the modified Camel Clutch for the quick submission win.

Winner: Veer Mahaan

After the bell, Veer grabs Dominik again and quickly applies the submission. He rag-dolls Dominik until four officials finally get him to let go. Veer applies the hold one more time and punishes Dominik as fans boo. Medics bring a stretcher down and load Dominik up as Veer marches to the back, stopping to look back at the ring while the boos continue. We go to commercial as EMTs put the neck brace on Dominik and stretcher him away.

— We are back and we see Dominik being stretchered from the ring during the commercial break.  We see them putting Dominik in the ambulance.

Kevn Patrick asks Veer why did he attack Dominik.  He says he strikes fear into the heart of every man. The ambulance drives away.

— We take a look back at the House of Blue Light and the promos from Edge and Damian Priest.

Backstage:

We see AJ Styles arriving at the building and he is asked about his mindset for his match against Damian Priest.  He says it wasn’t smart to go after two men last week, but Edge talked about my family and that means you have to throw hands. AJ sees Damian Priest and AJ goes after him.  They fight in the back and officials have to separate them.

We go to commercial.

AJ Styles vs. Damian Priest 

We see a pre-recorded sidebar video where Priest says last week he pledged his loyalty to WWE Hall of Famer Edge, and tonight he proves his loyalty to be by Edge’s side. Priest says what he does to AJ will be Exhibit A, and AJ’s Judgment Day.

Priest misses a punch and Styles with punches to Priest.  Preist sends AJ into teh turnbuckle and AJ with chops and punches.  Priest pushes AJ away and connects iwth a punc hto the throat.  Priest with kicks ot the chest and leg.  AJ with a forearm and a clothesline that sends Priest over the top rope to the floor.  AJ goes to the apron and hits a sliding knee to the head and Priest’s head goes into the ring post.  AJ with a forearm off the apron and Priest goes into the timekeeper’s area.  AJ sends Priest’s head into the announce table.  AJ with a pescado and foerarm.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Priest with punches to AJ.  We see footage form the break when AJ was sent into the turnbuckles face first.  AJ with an elbow and a springboard moonsault into a reverse DDT.    Priest with punches and a back fist to Priest followed by a kick.  AJ with a sliding forearm.  AJ with a clothesline into the corner and he gets Priest on his shoulders but Priest with an elbow.  AJ gets Priest up and hits the Ushigoroshi for a near fall.  Priest sends AJ into the turnbuckles but Priest runs into a boot.  Priest with a leaping flatliner for a near fall.  

Priest with kicks to the chest and a wrist lock for another kick to the chest.  Priest with kicks to the back.  Priest goes for Reckoning but Styles blocks it and hits a Pele Kick.  Priest sends AJ to the apron and AJ with a foerarm.  Priest with a round kick when AJ sets for a Phenomenal Forearm but Priest kicks him out of the air, sending him to the floor. Priest goes to the middle of the ring and drops to one knee. The lights start going down as he raises his arms in the air. Priest is under a purple spotlight now. Priest looks ahead under the light as we go to commercial.

We go to commercial.

— We are back and AJ Styles is in the back with Sarah. AJ wants to know what is this BS.  He says he wasn’t done with Priest.  AJ says he does not care what Edge or anyone else does, it won’t stop him from getting to Edge.

Cody Rhodes vs. Miz

As the bell rings, Seth Rollins makes his way to the… commentary table.

Miz tries to punch Cody but misses.  Cody with a waist lock and Miz with an elbow and forearms.  Miz with a kick and Cody with a power slam.  Cody sends Miz to the floor and then he teases a dive but stops when Miz moves.  Miz gets back into the ring and misses an elbow drop.  Cody goes for the Cody Cutter but Miz blocks it.  Cody with a take down to counter the Skull Crushing Finale.  Cody with a delayed gourdbuster for a near fall.  Cody kicks Miz and applies a cravate.  Miz sends Cody into teh turnbuckles and Miz with a kick to the chest.  Miz with a boot to the head.  Miz with a boot to the head.  Miz works on the back and he rakes the face and applies a reverse chin lock.  Cody with punches.

Cody wit a chop in the corner.  Miz with an Irish whip and Cody goes to the apron.  Miz with a boot to knock Cody off the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz punches Cody.  Miz kicks Cody in the head and punches him.  Cody wants Miz to hit him and Cody blocks a kick and hits a clothesline.  Cody with a running forearm and a power slam for a near fall.  Cody with a suicide dive.  Miz is sent back into the ring and Cody goes up top and leaps over Miz.  Miz with a drop kick to the knee and He sets for the figure four leg lock and applies it.  Cody lays down on the mat because of the pain and Miz gets a near fall.  Cody tries to get to the ropes but Miz pulls him into the center of the ring.  Miz forces another near fall.  Cody and Miz exchange slaps and Cody rolls Miz over to reverse the hold.  Miz is about to tap but he gets to the ropes to force a break.  

Cody gets back to his feet but he favors his left leg.  Cody with a kick and drop down punch.  Cody with a Cody Cutter. Cody with Cross Rhodes for the three count.

Winner:  Cody Rhodes

After the match, Cody celebrates on the turnbuckles and Seth Rollins makes his way into the ring. Seth has a mic and he is going to cackle.  Seth says Cody’s name a few times.  He says he heard the kind things that Cody had to say about him earlier.  He says he heard Cody throw out the word ‘rematch’.  Seth reminds Cody that he was a surprise opponent at Wrestlemania so you had every single advantage.  Now that I see what I am working with… Seth cackles… and says that he is thinking about Rollins versus Rhodes… Part 2.  He asks Mr. Nightmare what does he think about that. Cody accepts the match and Seth cackles some more.

— We take a look back at Kevin Owens from last week’s Raw and the debut of Ezekiel.

Backstage:

Kevin Patrick is backstage with how he introduces as the newest member of RAW – Tommaso Ciampa. Before they can speak, Ezekiel walks up and introduces himself, welcoming Ciampa to RAW. Ciampa thanks him but Kevin Owens comes up and interrupts. Owens goes on about how this is really Elias, asking him what he’s trying to pull. Ezekiel says Owens is mistaken, then Ezekiel walks off. Ciampa also believes that this really is Ezekiel. Owens tells Ciampa not to listen to Elias, he’s known him for years. Owens asks if he’s the only sane person around here. Owens seethes at the whole Ezekiel situation and storms off.

— Liv Morgan makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.

Naomi vs. Liv Morgan

They lock up and Naomi with a side head lock.  Naomi with a shoulder tackle and Naomi with a hip toss but Liv lands on her feet.  Naomi lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt.  Noami misses two round kicks and hits a kick to Liv.  Liv floats over and Naomi sends Liv into the turnbuckles.  Liv with a head scissors but misses a shoulder in the corner.  Naomi with a rollup and kick for a near fall.  Liv with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Both women go for enzuigiris at the same time.  Liv goes for ObLIVion but Naomi holds on to the ropes.  Naomi blocks a head scissors and turns it into a power bomb.  Naomi and Liv alternate near falls and Naomi with a jackknife cover for the three count.

Winner:  Naomi

— We take a look at what happened between Omos, Bobby Lashley, and MVP last week.

In the Arena:

Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring.

We are back and Bobby Lashley says he wasn’t invited to be in the VIP Lounge this week.  After what MVP and Omos did to him last week, he decided to invite himself.  He says last week should have been a celebration.  I went to hell and back against Omos at Wrestlemania.  I can give credit where credit is due.  Omos is a big, strong, scary dude and I barely got past him.  Then on Raw, I felt that power again.  It was because I was stabbed in the back by the one person in this world I thought I could trust, MVP.  Lashley tells MVP to bring his punk ass to the ring to explain to him and the people why he did what he did.

Lashley says maybe he should make the VIP Lounge more suitable for him.  Why don’t I just rearrange…

Omos’ music plays and he comes ot the ring with MVP.

MVP tells Lashley if he destroys any of that property in the ring, his lawyers will send him a bill. Lashley wants Omos and Porter to come to the ring. Porter says that Omos is going to wait for the time when the money is right.  You should be putting some respect behind my voice.  You should be thanking me.  He says he will give Lashley an explanation. Porter says when he came back, you were floundering.  You couldn’t sniff a championship until I resurrected you.  I unlocked the potential for your greatness.  You don’t need me?  After all I have done for you?  I made you.

Lashley disputes that Porter made him. Porter says you were just Bobby Lashley.  I made you All Mighty. Lashley says Porter was going to retire, but you did what you did best.  You latched on to your next meal ticket.  I defeated Brock Lesnar for the title.  

Porter reminds Lashley that he was with him every step of the way.  Porter says that was the past and this is the present.  Porter says he is looking at the future.  Omos is bigger, stronger, and meaner than you.  He will take your place at the top of the mountain.  Omos knows that he needs Porter. You barely survived your first match.  I guarantee, I mean I promise you won’t survive your next. Porter says he will chop down the giant again and then he is coming for MVP. Lashley tosses furniture out of the ring.

— We take a look at the 24/7 TItle situation.

–We take a look at R Truth, Tozawa, Reggie, and other at Tozawa’s bachelor party.  Truth asks Reggie where is the title.  Reggie mentions there is a double bachelorette party with Tamina and Dana.  Truth says you can’t trust the women with the title.

Back to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Austin Theory is with Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce.  Adam tells Theory that he will get a United States Championship match against Finn Balor. Kevin shows up and wants to know what is going on.  First he is forced into a match with Steve Austin and then Elias is back and he is lying about who he is.  Kevin says he is going to put Elias through a lie detector test next week.  Sonya agrees and Kevin tells them they are going to pay for it. Sonya mentions the match between Bianca and Zelina.  Sonya says Bianca has a contract for her first title defense.

Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega

Zelina says forget about Carmella and Corey.  She says she feels liberated without that dead weight.  She is going to get new gold and defeat Bianca for the title.

Zelina goes for a rollup but Bianca stays on her feet.  Bianca with a shoulder tackle.  Bianca with an Irish whip and Zelina floats over and hits a lung blower for a near fall.  Zelina with a reverse chin lock and a bridge.  Bianca with a snap mare and a fallaway slam.  Bianca with a kick in the corner and she puts Vega on the turnbuckles and presses Zelina and does a few squats.  Bianca drops Zelina face first on the mat.  Bianca with a KOD for the three count.

Winner:  Bianca Belair

After the match, Sonya Deville makes her way to the ring and she has a contract with her. But first… We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and Sonya mentions that Bianca suffered an eye injury last week but that has not stopped her.  She congratulates Bianca on her victory at Wrestlemania.  Sonya says that Bianca has been inquiring about her next opponent.  Sonya says it was not the easiest of tasks because there are so many women who deserve a title match.  Sonya says the options are endless and they would all love a title match.

Bianca says she would love to have an opportunity to face any of those women.  It does not matter who is in the ring with her, she will walk out of the ring as the champion.  Whoever you’ve got, let’s do it.

Sonya says she has an open contract for the Raw Women’s Championship, she tells Bianca to sign the contract to prove she is the EST. Bianca says she knows what Sonya is doing and she signs the contract any way.

Sonya brings out the opponent who defies gender norms and someone who vowed last year to get her shot at the title. Drumroll in the arena as Sonya hits Bianca from behind and applies a dragon sleeper and a clothesline! Sonya tells Bianca she is Bianca’s next opponent.

Backstage:

We go to the double bachelorette party for Tamina Snuka and WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke. They are on the same page now but Tamina says it will be open season on the title once the honeymoon is over. Los Lotharios interrupt and put the Kiss Cam over Tamina and Dana. Nikki A.S.H. interrupts next and she’s brought some male entertainment. She uses this to distract Brooke, and roll her up for a pin but Tamina makes the save and beats up on Nikki. R-Truth, Akira Tozawa and Reggie show up with their friends. Truth yells at everyone and says they should all be ashamed. Truth says it’s not the 24/7 Title that keeps them together, it’s the love. Truth has a certificate that shows he’s an ordained minister, and he calls for all attempts on the title to be paused until next week when there will be a double wedding. Everyone celebrates to end the segment.

We go to commercial.

Backstage:

We are back and Adam and Sonya walk in the back and Adam tells Sonya it is an abuse of power.  Sonya says she will shock the world when she beat Bianca.  Sonya says there is nothing that Adam can do about it since she is an official.

RK-Bro vs. Alpha Academy

Before the match, Chad Gable says this was the first place he proclaimed his greatness about his Master’s Degree with a 4.0 GPA.  He says it does not look like his genius rubbed off on you idiots because you sound dumber than the last time.  Chad with a few shooooshes.  He says they heard what the Usos said.  They are not going to let a team from another brand to take their titles.  Chad says they are not champions because of a bunch of distractions.  Gable Steveson stuck his nose in things.  He might have a gold medal, but Chad points out he has a gold brain.  He asks if Otis looks like he is worried.  He is confident that they are going to win and get one step closer to their titles.

We are ready for the match, as Gable and Riddle start things off nd Gable with chops and an Irish whip.  Riddle floats over and kicks Gable in the chest and hits a gutwrench suplex.  Orton tags in and Orton flips Riddle onto Gable.  Orton with boots to Gable and Riddle tags in and he kicks Gable.  Orton stomps on the hand.  Otis tags in and they hit a German suplex and clothesline combination.  Otis stands on Riddle’s back and Riddle goes to the floor.  Orton checks on Riddle and Otis sends Riddle back into the ring.  Otis with a body block.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Gable with an arm bar on Riddle.  Riddle with punches and kick but Otis makes the tag.  Gable with a Tiger suplex and Otis with a splash while Gable knocks Orton off the apron.  Riddle kicks out at two.  Otis gets Riddle on his shoulders as Gable goes up top.  Riddle escapes and connects with a knee.  Riddle with a knee to send Otis to the floor.  Riddle kicks Gable away and Orton tags in.  Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks one from Gable.  Orton with a power slam and then he sets for the IEDDT.  Orton hits it.

Orton twists to the mat for an RKO but Gable with a back slide for a near fall.  Orton with an RKO for the three count.

Winners:  RK-Bro

After the match, we see an SUV arrive at the building and the Usos emerge. Jey says they are here to complete the mission.

We go to commercial.

In the Arena:

We are back and the Smackdown Tag Team Champions, The Usos, make their way to the ring. RK-Bro welcomes them in the middle of the ring.

Orton says he was surprised that it took the Usos so long to get on tonight’s show.  He says that Roman must have let his bitches off their leash. Jimmy says they are here to make a challenge.  They are challenging Randy and Riddle to a title unification match.

Riddle asks if they mean like in Avengers. Jimmy and Jey say they have the blue ones and want teh red ones. Randy wants to make sure they have things understood. Before he can set out the diagram of the title situation, The Street Profits interrupt.

Montez Ford asks if his eyes deceive him.  Dawkins says they challenged RK-Bro for a title match and then Alpha Academy made it into a Triple Threat Match.  Ford brings up that they beat Alpha Academy so they should be the next challengers for the title.  Ford mentions that the Usos came here to use their Bloodline privilege to get to the front of the line.

Ford says they would be happy to face the Double J’s after they take the Raw titles from Randy and Riddle.  Then they can unify the titles.

Randy tells everyone to shut up.  No one wants to see them talking, we want to see a fight, so he made the match… Next, after a commercial.

— We run through next week’s matches.  Finn Balor faces Theory for the US title.  Sasha Banks and Naomi face Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley for the Women’s Tag Titles (a match we were promised for this week).

The Usos vs. The Street Profits

Ford and Jimmy start things off and they lock up.  Jimmy with a wrist lock.  Ford with a reversal and Jimmy with a side head lock.  Jimmy with a shoulder tackle.  Ford with a drop kick and chop.  Dawkins tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle.  Dawkins flips Ford onto Jimmy and Dawkins gets a near fall.   Jimmy sends Dawkins into the turnbuckles and Dawkins with an Irish whip and splash for a near fall.  Jey tags in and he hits a forearm into the corner.  Dawkins with a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall.  Jimmy tags in and they hit a double choke slam to Dawkins.  JImmy chokes Dawkins in the ropes.  Jey punches Dawkins while Jimmy distracts the referee.

Jey tags in and he goes up top.  Jimmy with a back breaker and Jey with a forearm to the chest.  Jey with a rear chin lock.  Jey stops Dawkins from getting to his corner and sends him back into his corner.  Jimmy tags in and they make a wish.   Jimmy punches Dawkins and chops him.  Dawkins with a forearm and Jimmy with an enzuigiri for a near fall.  Jey tags in and punches Dawkins in the midsection.  Jey sends Dawkins into the corner and dawkins punches Jimmy and Jey pulls Dawkins to the floor.  Dawkins punches Jey and Jimmy.  They send Dawkins into Orton and Riddle.  Ford with a flip dive onto Jimmy and Jey.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jimmy with a reverse chin lock on Dawkins.  Dawkins with elbows and Jimmy goes for a Samoan drop but Dawkins stops him and both men are down.  Ford tags in and hits a cross body.  Ford with a clothesline to Jey and an enzuigiri to Jimmy.  Ford floats over and hits a blockbuster on Jey for a near fall.  Jey with an Irish whip and Ford goes for a float over but Jey sends Ford into the turnbuckles and Jey with a pop up neck breaker for a near fall.  Jimmy tags in and Dawkins pulls Jey to the floor.  JImmy swings at Dawkins and Ford with a rollup for a near fall.  Dawkins tags in and he gets Jimmy on his shoulders and they hit a Doomsday Blockbuster for a near fall.  Jimmy gets to the floor.

Dawkins sets for a dive but Jimmy with an uppercut and super kick.  Jey tags in and goes for a frog splash but Dawkins gets his knees up.  Ford with a Seven Star Frog Splash and Ford gets a near fall when Jimmy breaks up the cover.  Jimmy sends Dawkins into the ring post shoulder first.  Jey misses a super kick and Ford with a back fist.  The Usos with 1D for the three count.

Winners:  The Usos

After the match, The Usos stand tall as their music hits. Orton and Riddle enter the ring and the two teams stare each other down now. The Usos exit the ring and look on from the ramp now. Dawkins comes back in and attacks but he and Riddle tumble over the top rope to the floor. Orton watches Ford slowly get back up, then he drops Ford with the RKO to a big pop. The Usos come in and drop Orton with a double superkick. We get a replay and come back to The Usos raising the RAW and SmackDown Tag Team Titles over Orton as RAW goes off the air.

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