WWE RAW (2/5/2024)
Seth Rollins opens the show. He says it has been a hell of a week here in WWE, and he certainly smells what’s cookin’. There are some jeers at the mention, followed by a “Cody” chant. Good news! Seth Rollins wants him too. He isn’t wasting no more time. Come on down Cody Rhodes. The American Nightmare makes his entrance.
The crowd chants “Rocky Sucks” and “We Want Cody”. Seth Rollins says we need answers. Last week, he said this is the most prestigious title in WWE, and he stands by that. He needs this match as much as he does. He has got to know he is the best by testing himself against the best. Is he going to fight him at WrestleMania? Drew McIntyre interrupts Cody before he can answer.
He says that he set this up perfectly for WrestleMania by taking out CM Punk. McIntyre tells Cody not to listen to Seth and finish the story he has been talking about for two years. He has earned this moment. Don’t him, his family, and the people across the world down. Don’t let your dad down. Rollins tells him not to be a prick. They already did the dance twice, and he lost. McIntyre says Rollins has worked his butt off to make his title mean something, but if he is a real workhorse, they would have shot him dead after the first injury. It is time for Drew McIntyre to take it from here. He delivers a cheap shot to Rollins, and Rhodes stops him from continuing the assault.
#1. [Championship Qualifier] DIY’s Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano vs. Imperium’s Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vincivs. The New Day’s Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. The Creed Brothers – Winners: DIY
#2. [Elimination Chamber Qualifying] Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch – Winner: Becky Lynch
Backstage, Liv Morgan respectfully says these girls have nothing to do with her business. She had a year out, so next week is about her revenge on Rhea Ripley.
Speaking of Ripley, she storms to the ring and demands a match with Nia Jax. Adam Pearce rushes out to tell her we aren’t doing it right now, but this is what he proposes. He is giving her Nia Jax for the championship at the Elimination Chamber. Nia Jax enters, and a fight breaks out between her and Ripley. Pearce calls for security, but they do a poor job of keeping them apart. Nia Jax drops the Annihilator on Ripley.
#3. Akira Tozawa & Maxxine Dupri vs. Ivar & Valhalla – Winners: Ivar & Valhalla
While Judgment Day talk business, R-Truth shows up. Finn Balor can’t be doing with him. Damian Priest can’t be bothered to do anything about Truth, so he tells him to make himself at home.
#4. The Miz vs. JD McDonagh (w/ Dominik Mysterio) – Winner: The Miz with help from R-Truth’s distraction
Bron Breakker joins Adam Pearce in his office. Is he signing with RAW?
In the ring, Imperium prepares to celebrate over 600 days of Gunther’s reign as Intercontinental Champion. Gunther says one thing will never change. The ring general is the greatest, most dominant Intercontinental Champion of all time. He is running out of competition here. There is no one worthy of challenging him for the title. Jey Uso shows up to spoil the party. Gunther admires his simple gestures to this simple audience.
They tell each other what they have achieved. Gunther respects him for finally stepped up on his own, but when he beats him, he will beat him worse than his own family ever did. He will get beat so badly that he wishes it was the good old days when nobody could tell him and his brother apart. As Imperium thinks about using the numbers game, The New Day even the odds, and Gunther’s group backtracks.
#5. [Women’s Tag Team Championship] Kabuki Warriors’ Asuka & Kairi Sane (c) vs. Kayden Carter & Katana Chance – Winners: Kabuki Warriors retain
#6. [Bullrope] Cody Rhodes vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – Winner: Cody Rhodes
Drew McIntyre hits Cody Rhodes with the Claymore after the match.