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WWE Raw results and highlights

WWE returned from Sunday's monster Wrestlemania with a strong three-hour edition of "RAW." It featured the return of Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe from injury and a monstrous Bobby Lashley — who will likely be mainlined into one of the organization's top two belts in short order.


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Only 24 hours after the conclusion of a surprising WrestleMania 34, WWE came back with a robust three-hour edition of RAW, where they were able to reset characters and storylines, reintroduce significant players, and fans welcomed the return of a couple of superstars (including Jeff Hardy.)

 

Here are the big hitters.

 

Bobby Lashley is back:

Last seen in the WWE back in 2007, he received a nice pop on his return. Lashley looked like he hadn't aged a bit, showing his incredible strength when he picked up and slammed Elias with the stalling suplex. The rumor is that he will make a run at the WWE Universal title, now that Brock Lesnar has (surprisingly) resigned with the organization.

Braun Strowman relinquishes the titles, for some odd reason:

The "Monster Among Men" went to RAW general manager Kurt Angle with tag team partner Nicholas, and vacated the RAW tag team championship due to the young man's scheduling conflicts. It would seem like having Strowman maintain the belts alone with a revolving surprise one-off partners would've been great for programming.

 

Samoa Joe comes back during Roman Reigns semi-shoot:

As Reigns complained (in a possible shoot), Samoa Joe came back to WWE programming from injury to a great pop. Joe would call Reigns a liar for continuing to claim he would beat Lesnar, creating palpable tension between the men in what will be an ideal setup for a future match. The chemistry with Joe and Reigns feels more real than at any point with Reigns and Lesnar.

I have many strengths.... but forgiveness isnt one of them #SorryNotSorry #DontMessWithRowdy #Raw

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Seth Rollins slowly regaining top line status:

Rollins, Finn Balor & Jeff Hardy beat The Miz and his Miztourage, but more importantly, the new Intercontinental Champion added significant weight to the belt.

 

He'd built himself up to be a headliner and a top-shelf draw before an injury that put him out. Back to looking the part of a main-eventer, look for him to push the IC strap to heights it hasn't seen in ages.

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