WWE Monday Night Raw Results – May 1 2017

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Tonight’s main event is confirmed, we will see Seth Rollins face Finn Bálor and The Miz in a triple threat match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

Tony Nese, Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar Vs. Rich Swann, Akira Tozawa & Jack Gallagher

Gallagher hand his two tag partners their own umbrella. Tozawa will start against Kendrick. They get into a brawl and trade forearms. Tozawa sends him into the ropes, but Kendrick catches him with a sunset flip. Tozawa rolls through and kicks him. Nese blind tagged in at some point and forearms Tozawa down. Nese sends him into the corner and hits a hip toss. Nese poses.

Nese applies a torture rack, but Tozawa punches out. Swann tags in, and he hits a double-team dropkick with Tozawa. Noam Dar tags in, and he punches Swann before applying a side headlock. Gallagher tags in, and he takes Dar out of the ring. Kendrick runs in, and Tozawa kicks him out of the ring. Nese charges, and they give him a back body drop over the top rope onto his partners.

*Commercial Break*

We come back from the break to see Kendrick punching away at Tozawa. During the commercial, Dar kicked out Tozawa’s knees. Kendrick knees Tozawa and hits a snap suplex for a two count. Nese tags back in, and he stomps Tozawa a few times before clubbing the face. Nese poses for the crowd to try to elicit some type of response. Nese boots Tozawa in the head. Tozawa tries to fight back, but Nese puts a stop to it and goes for a suplex. Nese holds him up before giving him a front suplex onto the top rope for a near fall.

Dar tags back in, and he stomps Tozawa’s midsection. Dar wrenches the arm and slams it off the mat. Tozawa tries to fight back, but Dar floors him with a European Uppercut. Nese tags back in, and he stomps the midsection. Nese reapplies the torture rack, but Tozawa fights out. Nese quickly takes Tozawa down. Tozawa soon pops up and hits a snap back suplex. Dar tags in and stops Tozawa from making a tag. Tozawa kicks him away and tags in Swann.

Swann tags in and clotheslines Dar. Kendrick tags in, and he eats a pair of clotheslines. Swann hits a rolling thunder splash. Dar runs in, but Swann kicks him. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Gallagher tags in. Gallagher head-butts him and pins, but Nese breaks it up. Nese then punches Swann.

Jack Gallagher then headbutts Nese right out of the ring! Kendrick catches Gallagher with the Captain’s Hook, but Tozawa breaks it up. Swann and Tozawa then hit Dar and Nese with stereo dives. Gallagher then hits the Gentleman’s Dropkick on Kendrick for the win.

Winners: Swann, Tozawa & Gallagher

We see photos of Sheamus and Cesaro attacking The Hardy Boyz following their loss at WWE Payback last night. We then see slow motion footage of Sheamus kicking Jeff Hardy’s tooth out. Coming up next, we’ll hear why Sheamus and Cesaro attacked The Hardy Boyz.

*Commercial Break*

Sheamus and Cesaro are booed by the crowd as they make their way to the ring. Sheamus begins by thanking the crowd for it. He says he has been living under an illusion and adds that he never liked the crowd because they treat him like a red-headed step child. He then goes on to say that Cesaro loved the fans and believed in them until WrestleManian when the Hardyz stole their moment. The European duo gets drowned out by a chant of “DELETE”.

Cesaro then takes the mic and says that the crowd does not appreciate the present and only care about the past and the future. He goes on to then call the Hardyz a novelty act and Sheamus chimes in by saying, “That’s the tooth of it” and they laugh. Sheamus says that the WWE is their territory, and that they don’t set the bar, they are the bar! Sheamus and Cesaro turn to leave but…

The Hardy Boyz make their way to the stage. Matt Hardy is using his BROKEN accent. Hardy says it’s illuminating to see how they believe these asinine assurdities. Hardy says they were hurting from the ambush and want to give them their response. Their response is… Matt puts the microphone down and signals to the crowd, “DELETE!” They charge the ring, but Sheamus and Cesaro flee the ring.

*Commercial Break*

We’re backstage and Charly Caruso asks Miz about his match tonight, Miz goes on about how he’s always prepared. However, he is then stopped by Ambrose who takes the mic and asks Miz how he keeps the hair gel out of his eyes while he wrestles. Miz looks appalled and turns away with his wife.

Heath Slater W/Rhyno Vs. Apollo Crews W/Titus O’Neil

They lock up, and Slater applies a waistlock. Crews gets out and takes him down. Slater slides out and hooks the head. Crews fights out and wrenches the arm. Slater takes him down with a headlock, but Crews quickly grapevines the head. Slater gets out and applies a side headlock.

Crews fights up and twists out before hitting a headlock takeover. Crews then kips up. Slater smiles and nods his head. A “He’s got kids” chant fires up. Crews takes him down with a shoulder block, but Slater comes back with an arm drag. Crews quickly arm drags him and dropkicks him. Slater sidesteps an avalanche and rolls him up for a two count. Slater then sends him out of the ring.

Slater gets Crews back in the ring for a two count. Slater applies a chin lock, but Crews soon fights out and makes a comeback. People start loudly booing Crews. Crews then hits Slater with an enzuigiri. Crews then hits a sit-out powerbomb for the win.

Winner: Apollo Crews

After the match, Titus takes a selfie with Apollo but Rhyno photobombs it!

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