WWE presented a monumental episode of Monday night RAW from XL Center in Hartford. Just like last year, the company made some huge changes to its two main rosters.
The episode kick started with the grand entry of United States champion Jinder Mahal, who became the newest member of RAW. General Manager Kurt Angle booked the former WWE champion in a title match against Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy hit his finishing moves Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb on Jinder Mahal to become the new United States Champion. Interestingly, the Charismatic Enigma also became a WWE Grand Slam champion after his first singles championship since returning to the company.
WWE shared a video of the title celebrations on its offficial Twitter handle.
Talk about a SHAKE UP!!!Congratulations to your NEW #USChampion, @JEFFHARDYBRAND!!!!!! #AndNew #RAW #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/TNALFWkyDd— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Sasha Banks and Bayley who have been engaged in a rivalry for the past few months faced each other in a singles match. Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan attacked the two formers women’s champion, making the match a no-contest.
All the three members of the Riott Squad have officially joined RAW.
.@SashaBanksWWE & @itsBayleyWWE thought they were having a match, but little did they know they stepped into RIOTT TERRITORY! #RiottSquad #RAW #SuperstarShakeup @YaOnlyLivvOnce @sarahloganwwe @RubyRiottWWE pic.twitter.com/sE0jj2bS2i— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Here are the results of the matches on RAW
-Natalya defeated Mandy Rose
-Ember Moon defeated Nia Jax
-Tyler Breeze and Fandango defeated Sheamus and Cesaro
-Jeff Hardy defeated Jinder Mahal
-Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, and Bobby Roode defeated Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Curtis Axel , The Miz and Bo Dallas
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Monday Night #RAW... WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND! #TheAscension #SuperstarShakeup @KonnorWWE @ViktorRiseWWE pic.twitter.com/wGG8nccshd— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Red. pic.twitter.com/2w1n15qYsc— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) April 17, 2018
It's time for a new chapter for @WWEGable on Monday Night #RAW! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/PhfgMxMLLP— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Here's to making Monday Night #RAW GLORIOUS, @RealBobbyRoode! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/UacxW9SPg5— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Tyler Breeze and Fandango
Welcome to your new home, #Breezango! #RAW #SuperstarShakeup@MmmGorgeous @WWEFandango pic.twitter.com/ueWLflG6Sv— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 17, 2018
Baron Corbin— WWE (@WWE) April 17, 2018
Drew Mycintyre and Dolph Ziggler
.@HEELZiggler & @DMcIntyreWWE... OUT.#RAW #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/9dE6DZJkep— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 17, 2018
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
"Warmest regards, @StephMcMahon..."With one letter, #KevinOwens & @SamiZayn are BACK on #RAW! #SuperstarShakeup pic.twitter.com/Okd9SuPSvY— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 17, 2018