Welcome to the WWE Raw results for Monday, April 3rd, 2017 from Orlando, Florida. The latest episode of Monday Night Raw was held in Orlando, Florida, just one night after the epic WrestleMania 33 pay-per-view. Among the big stories heading into the show were the brand new champions who were crowned at the event, as well as Roman Reigns defeating The Undertaker in what may have been his final match. Below are all of the latest WWE Raw results for the Orlando, Florida show on Monday night.
Raw opened with a video package showing some still shots from the Mania main event featuring Roman Reigns vs. Undertaker. It went to several near falls but in the end after several Spear tackles, Reigns pinned Undertaker. After the loss, Taker sat up and then put most of his ring gear in the center of the ring as the fans thanked him before he left.
The camera showed the fans chanting “Under Taker” for a solid few minutes as Raw opened. After several minutes, a “Roman Sucks” chant started just before Reigns’ music hit. He arrived out to the ring but the fans had hijacked the show with constant chanting including “F— you Roman” and “Roman Sucks” as well as the “Delete” chants. Reigns soaked it all in and after maybe 10 minutes he finally got to speak. The fans chanted “Go Away.” Reigns simply put the mic up and said “This Is My Yard Now” before dropping the mic and leaving.
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson via pinfall to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Title match. – Gallows and Anderson got their rematch a night later. The close saw Jeff hit a Whisper in the Wind. He tagged in Matt who hit the Twist of Fate and then Jeff hit the Swanton Bomb for the win.
Neville came to the ring carrying the Cruiserweight title belt. He talked about how he did exactly what he said he’d do at WrestleMania. He said his opponent Austin Aries did a whole lot of talking but seems to be a better talker than a fighter. Neville started to talk about how he’d have a proper celebration on 205 Live tomorrow, but Mustafa Ali’s music hit and he came to the ring for the match.
Neville vs. Mustafa Ali via submission in a non-title match. The crowd started chanting “We want Taker” and then got preoccupied with a beach ball as a match was going on. Mustafa and Neville traded some impressive spots including flips and a reverse DDT from Mustafa. Eventually, Neville locked on Rings of Saturn late to make Mustafa tap.
Backstage, a limo was shown pulling into the arena garage. The back door opened and out stepped Mr. McMahon. The commentators wondered what he was doing there tonight.
Vince McMahon made his arrival to the ring and fans sang along with his “No Chance in Hell” song. Vince shook his head and got into the ring. The fans quickly launched into a “Roman sucks” chant for a bit but Mr. McMahon talked over it. He offered a “Thank You” for the fans being so passionate but then talked about what happened to his daughter Stephanie last night. They showed footage of her getting sent through a table on the floor. He informed fans Steph would be out of action for a bit now. The fans chanted with excitement which got Vince irritated at how cruel they were being tonight.
Vince talked of a shakeup coming soon between the Raw and SmackDown shows. He said there’s no GM since Mick Foley was fired so they need a new GM. He prepared to introduce them and Teddy Long’s music hit. Teddy came dancing out on stage and Vince said to cut the music. He told Teddy to stop dancing because it’s not him. Teddy said “My bad” and then “Holla Holla” before dancing backstage. Vince finally introduced Hall of Famer Kurt Angle as the brand new Raw GM. He got into the ring and Vince handed off the mic before leaving the ring. Angle said he had only one thing to say “It’s great to be back on Monday Night Raw. Oh, it’s true, it’s damn true!”
New Day came to the ring with Kofi driving the ice cream bike cart. Woods and Kofi had on colorful Legion of Doom shoulder pads and Big E had on a big box of Booty Os. They talked about having fun at Mania but not getting to do what they do best: get in the ring and kick some butt last night. They issued an open challenge to the locker room then waited. Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson of The Revival arrived out to debut and take the challenge.
The Revival defeated Big E & Xavier Woods via pinfall. After commercial, Revival was doubleteaming Woods to keep him away from a tag. He finally escaped to tag in E. Big E hit belly to belly suplexes on Dash and Dawson. Later, Woods got back into it but The Revival took control and hit their doubleteam finisher for the win. Post-match, Dawson brought Kofi into the ring. They hit a double team move on him to leave him laid out in the ring.
Backstage, Enzo and Big Cass showed up to talk to new Raw GM Kurt Angle. They said they still don’t have gold around their waist. Cass spelled out “SAWFT” to describe their latest opponents and Angle told him “That’s not how you spell soft.”
Dana Brooke, Bayley & Sasha Banks vs. Emma, Nia Jax & Charlotte – Emma finally made her “re-debut” and arrived out as the first of the three heel opponents. Towards the end, Dana Brooke took down Emma. Nia Jax went after Dana, who avoided her move. Eventually, Nia was knocked out of the ring but yanked Dana to the outside. Bayley jumped off the apron and took Nia down. Back in the ring, Sasha gained the advantage on Charlotte and managed to get her into the Bank Statement to make her tap. Post-match, Bayley was slow to her feet in the ring as Sasha and Dana raised their arms. Sasha looked a bit irritated towards Bayley. The faces left and then Charlotte got upset at Emma and Nia in the ring. She shoved each of them. Nia went after Charlotte so Emma fled the ring. Nia ended up laying out Charlotte and delivered a leg drop before leaving the ring.
Sami Zayn spoke with Angle backstage. He talked about how he had a great relationship with GM Mick Foley and wants the same thing with Angle. Angle told him he’s got the three Is so he should be fine in his career. Zayn said it means a lot to him to hear that. He turned back to ask if Kurt mentioned this to Stephanie. Just then, Jinder Mahal interrupted and complained that he should have won the battle royal at WrestleMania but Gronk intruded on it. Zayn and Mahal got into an argument and Angle told them they need to settle it in the ring.
Brock Lesnar arrived out with the WWE Universal Championship belt. Paul Heyman followed him to the ring as fireworks shot off. Heyman talked about how Brock has now annihilated Goldberg so he won’t be seen around there anymore. He then asked who might be next for Brock. Heyman ran down some of last night’s winners like Seth Rollins or The Hardy Boyz. He then named Roman Reigns since both he and Brock have defeated Undertaker at WrestleMania. Braun Strowman’s music hit and he came to the ring. He got in Brock’s face with a mic and said it seems Reigns’ has Brock’s attention but maybe when he’s done with Reigns he’ll have Brock’s attention. He gave him a little shove and then Brock layed down the belt between them, challenging Braun to come at him. Braun stared him down but then backed out of the ring to leave.
Charley Caruso interviewed Chris Jericho backstage. He talked about how he had Owens beat last night at Mania and then brought up the “one finger” to break a hold. He called Owens a stupid idiot and put his name on “The List” for the one finger move. Jericho said starting tonight he’ll get his revenge on Owens. Suddenly, Kevin Owens showed up and attacked Jericho beating him up into nearby equipment. Samoa Joe showed up to help and the two heels beat Jericho down. Owens picked up Jericho and powerbombed him through a table as refs came in to get them out of there.
Later, Kurt Angle was shown leaving the trainer’s room shaking his head. Seth Rollins went up to him and asked how Chris was. Angle told Rollins that Jericho’s in no condition to be in a match tonight. He assured Rollins that he’ll find him a new tag team partner.
Sheamus & Cesaro defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass via pinfall to become new number 1 contenders for the tag team titles.
Sami Zayn defeated Jinder Mahal via pinfall. Zayn made his entrance and as he got on the apron, Jinder knocked him off the apron and started to beat him up outside the ring. Mahal brought Zayn back in the ring and the match finally got started. Zayn captured the win in a match that lasted a few minutes and got the crowd rocking again.
Seth Rollins & Mystery Partner defeated Samoa Joe & Kevin Owens via pinfall. The heels made their entrances and then Rollins came to the ring to crowd fanfare. The lights went out and then Finn Balor’s theme music hit with the Balor Cub showing up on the stage area screen. Finn came out and did his entrance with the crowd going wild. Raw went to break as he was finishing his in-ring entrance.
In the close, everyone got involved in the ring. Joe had the Coquina Clutch locked on Balor. Rollins took out Joe but then Owens superkicked Rollins in the knee and he fell to the mat. Balor was able to dropkick Owens into the corner and then got on the top rope. He hit the Coup de Gras for the big pinfall win in his return. Post-match, Balor and Rollins looked at each other briefly. The heels backed up the ramp. Balor and Rollins looked at each other and then Rollins held up Balor’s arm in victory before Raw went off air.