4/4 Post-Raw Notes – New Japan signees backstage, Hall & The Miz, Barrett reacts to League exit, Crews talks Raw TV debut


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4/4 Post-Raw Notes

– WWE’s other New Japan signees, Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows, were backstage at Raw. A.J. Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura have debuted on WWE TV, but the former IWGP tag champions have yet to appear.

Anderson & Gallows posed backstage with Scott Hall, whose son Cody Hall is part of the Bullet Club faction in New Japan.

Hmmm look who was backstage at RAW @Machinegunka and @ImpactDOC #NJPW @Cody_Hall1 pic.twitter.com/hoe2NmGEjM

— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) April 5, 2016

– Scott Hall appeared in an official WWE video interview confronting new IC champion The Miz, along with Maryse. Hall told Miz to give Zack Ryder a re-match for the Intercontinental Title. This led to the title match being booked for this week’s Smackdown. (Video Clip)

– King Barrett reacted to being kicked out of the League of Nations. Playing up the storyline, Barrett angrily said he is not the weakest link and he doesn’t need them anyways. Barrett stormed away in a huff, not giving an indication that he is on his way out of WWE. (Video Clip)

– Apollo Crews reacted to his WWE main roster debut and said he was excited to be part of post-Mania Raw where you never know what’s going to happen. (Video Clip)