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Andrade is apparently getting what he wants.
WWE announced Sunday night that it’s come to terms on his release.
Andrade was a former United States and NXT Champion, but he hadn’t appeared on WWE TV since last October.
Roman Reigns is still the Universal Champion, but his win over Daniel Bryan at Fastlane was FAR from conclusive.
The end of last night’s main event saw the referee knocked out, putting the special enforcer Edge in the position of officiating the match. Bryan fought off a steel chair attack by Jey Uso. Then, went to hit Reigns, BUT Reigns and Bryan hit Edge instead.
Moments later, Bryan got Reigns in the Yes Lock. Reigns was tapping, but Edge didn’t bother checking on Reigns. He just hit Bryan with the chair - hit Reigns too - and then, walked out. Reigns crawled on top of Bryan...a backup referee ran out...and Reigns got the pin.
The Fiend is BACK. He emerged in the flesh for the first time since December to help Alexa Bliss defeat Randy Orton.
Before Bliss even made her entrance, Orton coughed up some BLACK GOO!
After the bell rang, Bliss conjured a wall of flames...and lured Orton around the ring, where a lighting rig nearly fell on him. Back in the ring, Bliss shot a fireball at Orton. It didn’t do much damage. But THEN, a hand reached up through a hole in the ring - followed by more flames!
The Fiend then emerged from the hole, sporting a new, charred look that calls back to last December, when Orton lit The Fiend on fire. Anway, The Fiend hit Sister Abigail...and Bliss PINNED Orton.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax are still the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Dissension between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair cost them the match...as Baszler rolled up Belair for the pin. After the match, Banks chewed out Belair and slapped her in the face.
There was a confusing ending to the Intercontinental Title match between Big E and Apollo Crews. Big E appeared to roll up Crews for the pin, but Crews just kept beating up on Big E for a little while longer.
Riddle retained his United States Championship by pinning Mustafa Ali. After the match, Ali berated Retribution...and paid the price for it. Reckoning and Slapjack walked out on him...and then, T-Bar and Mace hit Ali with a double chokeslam.
Drew McIntyre beat Sheamus in a hard-hitting No Holds Barred Match.
Seth Rollins pinned Shinsuke Nakamura.
The match between Shane McMahon and Braun Strowman announced on last Monday’s Raw did NOT happen. Shane claimed he suffered a knee injury during training. So, Strowman beat Elias instead.
The 24/7 Championship changed hands at Fastlane. R-Truth briefly lost it to an Old Spice pitchman. Truth quickly got his baby back afterward.
Tonight’s Raw is promoting an appearance by Rhea Ripley
The NXT Championship will be defended in the main event of Night 2 of TakeOver: Stand & Deliver...coming up on Thursday, April 8th...exclusively on Peacock.
AEW is promoting a “triple main event” for tonight’s Dark: Elevation: LEGIT Leyla Hirsch vs. Ryo Mizunami...Orange Cassidy vs. Ryan Nemeth...and Ethan Page vs. Alan “5” Angels.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Will Ospreay pinned Shingo Takagi on Sunday to win the New Japan Cup tournament. Ospreay’s win means he will challenge Kota Ibushi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at the Sakura Genesis show on April 4th.
Ospreay and Ibushi were face to face at the end of Sunday’s show. That’s when Ospreay shockingly delivered a no-look cutter to his girlfriend Bea Priestley.
(Ospreay Attacks Priestley)
That clip from New Japan’s social media.
Sunday’s show opened with the return of YOH. He’s been out with a torn ACL since last July. YOH said he and his Roppongi 3K teammate SHO want a shot at the Jr. Tag Titles - currently held by El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
Nick Aldis is still the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion. He used an inside cradle to pin Aron Stevens in the main event of Sunday’s Back For The Attack pay per view.
Kamille delivered a pair of spears and pinned Thunder Rosa.. to become the #1 contender for Serena Deeb’s NWA Women’s Title.
The show also saw the NWA debut of former TNA Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell...who declared she also wants a shot at Deeb.
Trevor Murdoch used a Sunset Flip to pin Chris Adonis...and retain his National Heavyweight Championship. Adonis attacked Murdoch after the match.
The Pope retained his NWA TV Title...after his defense against Thom Lattimer ended in a time limit draw.
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