WWE Raw: The Bar retain tag titles with help from Samoa Joe
By Jefferson Lake, WWE Editor
Last Updated: 05/12/17 7:49am
Sheamus and Cesaro retained the Raw tag team titles with a Samoa Joe-assisted win over Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
The Shield duo were getting the better of The Bar when Sheamus was disqualified for repeatedly kicking Rollins after the referee had ordered a break.
Under WWE rules, that meant that although Rollins and Ambrose would be given the victory, the titles would not change hands - but Raw general manager Kurt Angle ordered the match to be restarted under no disqualification conditions.
With that stipulation in place, Joe seized his chance to put one over his enemy Roman Reigns by costing his stablemates their championship shot by entering through the crowd and attacking Ambrose and then Rollins.
Reigns then ran in to see off Joe but amid the confusion Sheamus hit Ambrose with a Brogue Kick and put Cesaro on top of him for the victory.
Paige wins on return to action
After almost 18 months out of the ring, Paige made a victorious return to active competition with a win over Sasha Banks in a 16-minute match.
Paige was accompanied to the ring by her Absolution acolytes Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, while Banks brought Bayley and Mickie James for back-up.
A brawl ensued between the four outside the ring, and that was enough to distract Sasha to allow Paige to hit her with the Rampage and pick up the victory.
Matt Hardy confirms he has been 'woken'
"Who is Matt Hardy?" Bray Wyatt asked in the opening of a two-way video confrontation between the two.
"Matt Hardy is a fool," Wyatt continued before several long and bizarre monologues from Hardy, who it became clear has undergone some kind of strange transformation.
Reigns retains Intercontinental title
Jason Jordan was this week's challenger to Reigns' Intercontinental title - to the annoyance of Samoa Joe - and fought bravely before succumbing to a huge spear on the 20-minute mark.
Joe then hit the ring and slapped the Coquina Clutch on Reigns but Jordan came to the rescue with a suplex on Joe to break the hold.
Later in the show, Jordan made it clear to Angle that he wants another shot at the title but was attacked by Samoa Joe while pleading his case and left down and out on the floor.
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