WWE Raw Results, Highlights, and Grades for April 8, 2019

Kofi Kingston Beats Daniel Bryan, Wins WWE Championship At WrestleMania 35

Raw desperately needed a full-time champion at the top of the men's division, and the WWE Universe finally has a champion it can watch defend the championship night in and night out.

Post-pinfall, Big E and Woods dumped the eco-friendly wooden championship belt and unveiled a brand new WWE Title that was thereafter handed to Kofi.

Becky Lynch makes her first appearance as a dual champion and Seth Rollins as the Universal king on tonight's Raw.

In truth though, despite it being a good, hard-hitting match, the fact that WrestleMania had been going on for six hours by the time they got into the ring meant the atmosphere wasn't as good as it should have been.

Update, 11:30 a.m.: NJ Transit says WWE is to blame for the delays.

Kofi is a member of the faction New Day.

Shah Rukh depicts Andre Russell as Bahubali for match-winning knock
For the major part of the match, RCB looked the more likely team to win the match as they dominated the major part of the match. De Villiers also joined the party with some lusty hitting to bring up his fifty with a boundary off paceman Prasidh Krishna.

The raucous crowd was firmly behind Kingston before the match even got underway, and in a touching moment, wrestlers were shown in the back watching the contest.

As is occasionally the case in WWE, Kingston's elevation to the WWE title match at WrestleMania was a classic case of fans forcing the company to change its plans. They have organically exceeded all expectations and have always walked that strong representation of Hip Hop and wrestling culture.

Kofimania has taken over the WWE Universe. The crowd was ecstatic all night long.

Potentially inspiring a whole new generation of female fans, while also giving hope to anyone who may have a big dream, Becky Lynch spoke briefly with WWE after the main event, saying "anything is possible".

No matter the outcome, it's going to be an awesome sight seeing a highly-respected veteran such as Kingston shine in such a huge spotlight after an incredible career to this point.

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