WWE Raw ResultsFebruary 5, 2024St. Louis, Missouri (Enterprise Center)Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfeeResults by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Video: Highlights from the final segment of Friday Night SmackDown is shown. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes wondered if finishing the story meant taking the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship from Roman Reigns or taking EVERYTHING from Roman Reigns. Rhodes wants the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, but not at this year’s WrestleMania. The Rock then came out and appeared to challenge Reigns for WrestleMania.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins wants answers about WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. The knee brace is prominently displayed on his knee. Rollins is not medically cleared to compete. Rollins welcomes St. Louis to Monday Night Rollins. The crowd loudly sings his song. Rollins introduces himself. Rollins says it’s been a great week for WWE. After last Friday on SmackDown, he certainly smells what’s cookin’. The crowd loudly boos and starts to chant for Cody Rhodes. Rollins says he senses they want Cody. Good news for them: Rollins wants Cody Rhodes as well. After last Friday, he’s got more questions than answers. Rollins calls Rhodes out.
“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes comes out to a MASSIVE pop! The crowd loudly cheers for him and chants his name. Rhodes says, “So, World Heavyweight Champion Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins, and St. Louis, whattaya wanna talk about?” A “Rocky sucks” chant fires up. Michael Cole wonders if it’s 1996 again. Rollins says he wasn’t expecting to hear that chant. A loud “We want Cody” chant picks up. Rhodes poses to a loud ovation. Rollins says he’ll cut right to the chase. Rollins understands what Rhodes is going through, but we need answers. Last week, Rollins said the World Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious championship in this entire industry. Rollins stands by those words. The crowd is booing. Rollins says he needs this match as much as Rhodes does. Rollins has to know if he’s better than he was the last time they did the dance a few years ago. Rollins has to know if he’s the best. The only way for him to know that is to test himself against the best. Cody Rhodes is the best. Is Rhodes going to fight Rollins at WrestleMania? The crowd loudly boos and starts to chant, “NO!”
Before Rhodes can say anything, Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. McIntyre gets in the ring and the crowd boos. McIntyre thinks he speaks on behalf of everyone when he says, “What the hell?” McIntyre set them up perfectly for WrestleMania, and now they’re going to screw it up. Rollins is the only other person who hates CM Punk as much as McIntyre. Rollins knew how bad Punk would be for this place, and McIntyre took Punk out. They should be talking about their main event match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. The crowd cheers that. McIntyre says he even had a t-shirt commissioned. McIntyre removes his jacket to reveal a black t-shirt with a meme of McIntyre smiling by a grave that says, “CM Punk’s WrestleMania Main Event Dream: 2024-2024.” McIntyre says Rollins’ extra small is in the back. Why did Rollins have to get into Rhodes’ head? McIntyre tells Rhodes not to listen to Rollins. Rhodes has to finish the story. Rhodes has been talking about it for two years. Think about everything he’s done in the ring and outside. McIntyre tells Rhodes not to let him or the people around the world down. McIntyre doesn’t want to go here, but he feels he has to. McIntyre was his father’s Florida Champion. Rhodes shouldn’t let his father down.
Rollins tells McIntyre not to be a prick. What makes McIntyre think if Rhodes doesn’t accept his challenge for WrestleMania it would be Rollins vs. McIntyre? They did that twice, and McIntyre lost. McIntyre says there were outside reasons for why he lost. Isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black? Didn’t Rollins lose to Rhodes three times? McIntyre says Rollins has done an amazing job as champion. It is the true workhorse championship. Ignore what everyone else has to say. That’s the title that everyone wants to see defended. No one wants to fight for Reigns’s title because they know the finish. Reigns’s family will interfere. This is a case of “let the best man win,” except for McIntyre, who got screwed a few times. Rhodes goes to speak, but McIntyre cuts him off. If this is the workhorse championship, they’d have shot Rollins dead after the first injury. 17 injuries later, it’s time for someone to do the job. Rollins has done an amazing job, but it’s time for McIntyre to take it from here. McIntyre then lays Rollins out with a Glasgow Kiss! Rhodes quickly attacks McIntyre and knocks him out of the ring. McIntyre smiles and backs up the ramp.
Strong opening segment. WWE has a real problem on its hands with Roman Reigns vs. The Rock. I know it’s only been a few days since the #SmackDown segment that can only be characterized as a complete disaster, but it doesn’t seem like the reaction is dying down soon. #WWERaw— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 6, 2024
Good job trying to drag out the announcement of a Rhodes vs. Rollins match at #WrestleMania. They seem like they’re going to try to convince people this is the match they want to see. I don’t know how successful they’re going to be. #WWERaw— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 6, 2024
Becky Lynch is shown walking into the arena earlier today. She’ll face Shayna Baszler in a Qualifying Match for the Elimination Chamber. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter are also shown walking into the arena.
Coming up next, The New Day will battle #DIY, Imperium, and the Creed Brothers in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Qualifier Match.
Replays are shown of Kofi Kingston coming up short in a WWE Intercontinental Championship match against Gunther last week on Raw. After the match, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci attacked Kingston and Xavier Woods.
Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Qualifier MatchThe Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci) vs. #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)
Xavier Woods will start the match against Tommaso Ciampa. Only two men will be in the match at any time. Ciampa shoulder tackles Woods and hits the ropes, but Woods quickly dropkicks him down. Kofi Kingston tags in and hits Ciampa with a springboard cross-body block for a two-count. Woods tags back in. The New Day runs over Ciampa with strikes and splashes for another two-count. Kingston tags back in and comes off the top rope with a double stomp to the arm. Ciampa soon elbows Kingston in the face and hits the ropes, but Kingston leapfrogs him twice. Ciampa big boots Kingston, and Giovanni Vinci blind tags off Ciampa’s back. Ciampa punches Vinci off the apron. Kingston dropkicks Ciampa down. Ludwig Kaiser drives Kingston into the ring post and dropkicks him to the floor. Imperium taunts the New Day.
Back from the break, Kaiser punches away at Kingston’s face and stomps the back. Kingston tries to fight back, but Kaiser elbows him in the back of the head. Kaiser whips Kingston to the corner, but Kingston springboards off the ropes with a dropkick.
Woods and Vinci tag in. Woods hits a clothesline on Vinci and knocks Kaiser off the apron. Woods hits Vinci with a side kick. Ciampa runs in, but Woods takes him down. Julius Creed runs in to attack Woods, but Woods hits him with an Honor Roll. Woods then takes Vinci down. Woods hits the ropes, but Gargano hits him with a slingshot spear. #DIY hit Brutus Creed with a double-team Sliced Bread #2. #DIY hits the Creed Brothers with stereo planchas and pats themselves on the back. Kingston then dropkicks #DIY off the apron. Kingston hits the ropes, but Imperium pulls him out of the ring and beats him down. Gargano takes out Imperium with a suicide dive. Julius then comes off the top rope with a somersault senton. Woods climbs the ropes, but Ciampa chops the chest. Ciampa clubs the back and lifts Woods. Ciampa then hits Woods with a WILD Air Raid Siren off the ropes and onto the competitors at ringside! Wow!
This is AWE-SOME! #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/QjrvdmSgKU— WWE (@WWE) February 6, 2024
Back from the break, Vinci flips Brutus off the top rope onto Gargano and Julius. Ciampa grabs Vinci, but Vinci stuns him with some elbows and a chop. Imperium sets up for a double-team superplex on Ciampa, but The New Day cuts them off. We get a Tower of Doom spot. The New Day powerbombs Imperium as Imperium hits Ciampa with a superplex. Brutus hits Kaiser with a moonsault and covers, but Kingston and Woods break it up.
Vinci crushes Brutus with a running cross-body block. Julius hits Vinci with a high knee. Gargano hits Julius with a running enzuigiri. Kingston runs in and hits Gargano with a famouser. Kaiser hits Kingston with a clothesline. Woods hits Kaiser with a gutbuster. Ciampa knees Woods out of the ring. Ciampa hits the ropes, but Brutus shoulder tackles him. Vinci hits Brutus with a cross-body block, but Brutus rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Julius hits Kaiser with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and kips up. Gargano and Kingston meet the same fate. Ciampa jumps on Brutus’s back, but Julius grabs him and Woods before hitting them with a double northern lights suplex. Everyone then takes Brutus out before Vinci taps out to the ankle lock.
Kaiser sends Woods out of the ring, and Kingston hits Kaiser with a cross-body block over the top rope. Imperium and New Day brawl at ringside. Brutus then takes the two teams out with a Brutus Ball off the top rope to the floor! Brutus gets Vinci in the ring. Ciampa tags off Brutus. The Creed Brothers hit Vinci with a Brutus Ball. Ciampa knees Brutus in the head, and Gargano kicks Julius in the face. #DIY hit Vinci with Meet in the Middle! Ciampa covers for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: #DIY
#DIY will head to Friday Night SmackDown to face Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate in an Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Match.
Really good Fatal 4-Way Tag Match. I want to hate them because I think the two-person rule is so stupid, but they put together a good, action-packed match. #WWERaw— Wrestleview.com (@wrestleview) February 6, 2024
Shayna Baszler is preparing for her match against Becky Lynch. Baszler says the last time she was in an Elimination Chamber match, she went through five other women to get to Becky Lynch.
Elsewhere backstage, Becky Lynch says the last time she faced Baszler, she needed to beat her because her title was on the line. Now, she needs to beat Baszler because her future is on the line.
“The Man” Becky Lynch makes her entrance. She’ll face Shayna Baszler in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match next.
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Quick Match Results
— #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) def. The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed), Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci), and The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) in a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Qualifier Match
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