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Wrestlenewz brings you live play-by-play coverage, results and viewing party for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw (4/9/2018) broadcast. Pre-show starts at 7:50 pm EST and the main show at 8 pm EST. The era of Brock Lesnar continues as tonight’s Raw deals with the fallout from last night’s WrestleMania 34 extravaganza. Tweet and follow @wrestlenewz on Twitter.

Monday Night Raw: 8 pm EST

Show opens up and Stephanie McMahon comes out to the ring. She grabs a mic but the crowd chants, “You tapped out!” Steph says she expected more from the audience and they sound a chorus of boos in response. Steph says most crowds would have a little sympathy and they boo her and chants “You tapped out” again. Steph says the audience has to admit that they were impressed with one woman’s transition last night: Stephanie’s. She thanks them for giving her props. Steph takes credit for helping bring out the best in Ronda so she could show what she was made of. Steph takes all the credit for how things went down last night.

Then she invites Ronda to come out. When Ronda is in the ring, Steph tries to convince her that they can do great things together. She extends her hand to bury the hatchet. Ronda, instead, slaps an armbar on the Raw commissioner and hyper-extends her arm a bit before letting go. The crowd cheers loudly. Ronda leaves. Officials run out to help Steph and the crowd chants, “You deserve it!” at her. As Steph is being helped to the back, the crowd continues jeering her. The ring announcer asks them to please show some respect and they boo even louder and start singing, “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye!!!”

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New Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax comes out to the ring. She parades her belt around the ring, showing it off for the audience. Former champ Alexa Bliss comes out with Mickie James. Bliss takes some shots at Jax, saying she likes to throw her weight around, which, Bliss says, must be a lot of weight because she’s three times Bliss and two time Mickie. The crowd chants, “Asshole!” Bliss says she was competing under duress last night after Jax waylaid her best friend Mickie before the match. Everyone in the back knows that Jax is cold as ice and that’s why Jax doesn’t even have a tag partner for tonight. Jax enjoyed inflicting harm to the two of them last night…

Jax tells Bliss to shut up. She admits she did enjoy the beatdown she administered last night. And she’s the new Raw Women’s Champion. She holds up the belt again. Then Jax says Bliss was wrong because she does have a partner tonight: Ember Moon. Moon makes her entrance, as the NXT superstar is evidently making the jump to the main roster. She gets a decent reaction from the crowd as she walks the aisle. Tag team action will commence after the break.

Tag Team Match: Nia Jax & Ember Moon vs. Alexa Bliss & Mickie James

Back from commercial and Nia Jax is going at it with Mickie. Jax tags Ember Moon and the crowd cheers enthusiastically. Bliss comes in and Moon goes to work. She hits Bliss with a leg-sweep and then climbs to the top rope. She leaps and delivers the Eclipse, a blockbuster-style stunner, and pins Bliss for the 3-count.

Winners: Nia Jax & Ember Moon

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Raw General Manager Kurt Angle in on the phone praising Ember Moon to someone over the phone. Suddenly, he asks to call them back and the camera pans over to Braun Strowman. Angle congratulates him and says that his partner last night was a… surprise. The 10-year-old Nicholas appears by Strowman’s side, carrying his half of the tag championships. Strowman tells Angle they have to relinquish their titles. Nicholas has a scheduling conflict… he’s still in fourth grade! They hand the titles over to Angle and says they’ll be back for them later. Nicholas says whoever has them at that time will “Get these hands!” The audience cheers to that.

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Singles Match: No Way Jose vs. Jobber

No Way Jose makes his entrance and is another NXT call-up to the main roster.

Bell sounds and Jose knocks the jobber off balance and then knocks him out with a clean shot to the skull. He pins for the quick pinfall.

Winner: No Way Jose

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The Bar asks Kurt Angle about Strowman & Nicholas relinquishing their titles. Angle informs them that there will be a tag team eliminator tonight where four teams will compete for a chance to face The Bar at the Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia for the titles.

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Tag Team Eliminator Match: Gallows & Anderson vs. The Revival

Luke Gallows has some early success but The Revival weather the storm and gain the advantage. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder cycle tags as they cut the ring off and work on the leg of Gallows. Wilder wrenches on Gallows’ leg but Gallow pushes him back into the corner. Gallows tries to get to his corner but Dawson tags in and quickly heads him off. Finally, Gallows does create enough space to tag Karl Anderson, who comes in hot. He hits Dawson with a flying neckbreaker off the second rope.

Then Anderson leaps and takes out Wilder outside and then hits a high cross-body on Dawson in the ring. He pins for a 2-count. Anderson hits Dawson with an atomic drop but Wilder tagged himself in clandestinely. The Revival manage to hit the Shatter Machine on Anderson for the win.

Winners: The Revival

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