After a blockbuster Wrestlemania 34, WWE presented RAW from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on April 9. The post-Wrestlemania RAW witnessed several call ups from NXT and also the comeback of a former ECW champion.
Stephanie McMahon and Ronda Rousey delivered one hell of a match at the Grandest Stage of them all and they continued their rivalry on RAW. Ronda attacked WWE’s chief brand officer with an arm bar, sending the crowd into tizzy.
The RAW after Wrestlemania is one of the highly-anticipated events of the year as several new superstars from NXT are called to the main roster. Four NXT superstars No Way Jose, Ember Moon, Akram and Rezar made their debut on Monday.
All the above NXT superstars emerged victorious in their matches, much to the joy of fans.
Ember Moon teamed up with RAW Women’s champion Nia Jax to defeat Alexa Bliss and Mickie James in a thrilling match. The former NXT Women’s champion made a huge statement on her RAW debut.
FAN in the 🔥because @WWEEmberMoon has officially ARRIVED to #RAW!!! pic.twitter.com/ScQD8wTQ0y— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) April 10, 2018
Just like Wrestlemania 34, things didn’t go down well for Elias for RAW as the superstar was squashed by the returning Bobby Lashley. The former ECW champion made a shocking return to WWE and decimated Elias.
On a night filled with returns and new joining, Paige announced her retirement from the field of professional wrestling. The fans sitting at the arena chanted, ’Thank you Paige!’ as a mark of respect for the former two-time Divas champion.
Four years ago in New Orleans, @RealPaigeWWE debuted and won the #DivasChampionship.Tonight in New Orleans, she retires from the ring. #RAW #ThankYouPaige pic.twitter.com/IiCa2olid5— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2018
Here’s the results of the other matches on RAW
-Jeff Hardy, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins defeated The Miz, Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel
-The Authors of Pain defeated Heath Slater & Rhyno
-Mandy Rose defeated Sasha Banks
-“Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt defeated Titus Worldwide
-The Revival defeated Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
-No Way Jose defeated John Skyler
-Nia Jax & Ember Moon defeated Alexa Bliss & Mickie James