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Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/29/2024

Arena: Amalie Arena
City: Tampa, FL

Jey Uso is shown arriving, then Imperium and then Damage Control.

Highlights of the Royal Rumble are then shown.

Cody Rhodes was then shown arriving at the arena.

Pat McAfee makes his way out first to again join the announce team. Michael Cole then announced it will be Michael Cole and Pat McAfee going forward as the announce team for Monday Night Raw.

Out to the ring first C.M. Punk who comes out with his right arm in a sling. Punk says he came close, and he is not mad at anyone and congratulates Cody Rhodes and he doesn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him. Punk then tells a story about a friend of his with cancer who he sits with while he gets his treatments and that’s a fight and he just has a flesh wound. He says he is a Chicago Cubs fan and says there is always next year as WrestleMania 40 is out of the cards for him.

Drew McIntyre comes out to interrupt Punk. Drew said he said some horrible things about him since his return. And as he listened to him talk, he can relate to him completely. Drew said he has never been much of a spiritual person, but he prayed for this, and it happened. He targeted Punk at Royal Rumble. Drew said he is going to find his way into the main event at WrestleMania and live Punk’s dream.

Punk said his heart hurts more than his arm, but he is going to go rehab it and come back and main event WrestleMania, but his first target will be Drew. Drew then attacked Punk until Sami Zayn came out to save Punk.

The Judgment Day talk in their locker room about showing the world who they are.

DIY are then shown walking backstage and it’s their time to show the world who they are.

DIY VS. Finn Balor & Damian Priest for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

Priest dropped Gargano on the announce desk, then hit the Razor’s Edge on Ciampa in the ring and Finn hits Coupe De Grace for the win.

Winners and Still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Finn Balor & Damian Priest

Priest says we have seen a different side to them lately and its because of one person and after the Royal Rumble, Priest feels like he should apologize. R-Truth comes out. Truth says Priest is like his older brother and Finn is like the weird uncle that does weird stuff, but we still love him, he didn’t say anything about Dominik and JD is like the one they don’t want to claim.

Priest said at some point you need to let someone else finish talking and you’re not part of the Judgment Day and you never were. Priest told Truth that he likes him, which is why he’s not going to do this himself. JD and Dominik then attacked Truth and The Miz comes out to try and save Truth. But the Judgment Day, with more bodies, left both Truth and The Miz laying in the ring.

Zoey Stark & Shayna Baszler VS. Chelsea Green & Piper Niven

Shayna pulled Niven off the apron and Stark hit Green with the Z360 and got the win.

Winners: Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark

Out for the next in ring promo is the winner of the 2023 & 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble the American Nightmare Cody Rhodes. As Cody talks, he is interrupted by the WWE World Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins.

Seth told Cody he deserved it and congratulated him and tells Cody if he chooses to fight Roman Reigns at WrestleMania he is making a mistake and says Cody should fight him instead. Fans chant “No”. Seth says he hears the fans’ concerns, but he wants them to hear him out. Seth says at the press conference he said he was the guy and that is not the case and Roman Reigns isn’t even the guy…but Seth is the guy.

Seth then tells Cody that he was there with him while defending the World title and the whole reason this title came to be is because the fans were tired of Roman Reigns barely showing up and always cheating to win. This is our title. He then called the Universal title the fraud title, “the Hogan title” and asked Cody if he wanted that title or the “Dusty Rhodes title” the blue-collar title the workhorse title.

Seth says he doesn’t want the answer right now, but he wants to know what’s in Cody’s heart. He asked Cody what kind of man he wanted to be. Cody said he has an insane amount of respect for him, and this is the last thing he would be thinking or talking about, but he will think about it.

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods are shown backstage, and they talk about winning championships. Kofi challenges Gunther tonight.

Main Event Jey Uso VS. Big Bronson Reed

Reed misses the Tsunami when Jey moved and Jey hit a superkick, a spear and then the Uso Splash for the win.

Winner: Main Event Jey Uso

Andrade signs a Raw contract and Nick Aldis walked in and said Smackdown had a very handsome offer for you. Nick said he lent Bayley to Pearce so he would have both Royal Rumble winners here tonight and Nick’s phone rang, and it was Bron Breakker.

Gunther is then shown and tells Kofi he is fighting for his legacy but after tonight he is going to forget about him.

Jackie Redmond interviewed Becky Lynch about not winning the Royal Rumble and asked her what plan B is. Becky says train harder, fight harder and a little dirtier but she won’t quit.

Gunther VS. Kofi Kingston for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

After pin attempts by both men, it was Gunther that hit Kofi with his powerbomb that kept Kofi down for the three count.

Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Gunther

After the match Xavier Woods is out to check on Kofi and Kaiser and Vinci come in and attack both Woods and Kofi. Throwing Woods headfirst into the ring post.

Jackie Redmond interviewed Sami Zayn about his match with Drew McIntyre. Sami says Drew needs a reality check and he is going to give him one.

Kabuki Warriors VS. Teagan Nox & Natalya

With Nox out on the floor the Kabuki Warriors hit the elbow/neck breaker, moved on Natalya and got the win.

Winners: the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions the Kabuki Warriors

Jackie Redmond interviewed Kayden Carter and Katana Chance. They talked to Adam Pearce and next week they get their rematch for the tag titles.

The Kabuki Warriors are still in the ring as Samantha Irvin introduces the woman’s Royal Rumble winner Bayley. Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai are also in the ring with Bayley. As Bayley talked, she is interrupted by Rhea Ripley who quickly got attacked by Nia Jax. In the ring Nia drops 3 leg drops on Rhea then the annihilator as Damage Control watch in the corner . Nia then turned around and Damage Control all slid out of the ring leaving Bayley by herself. Nia told Bayley to pick Iyo or anyone else, but Rhea isn’t making it to WrestleMania and Bayley said she will make her announcement on Friday.

Sami Zayn VS. Drew McIntyre

Sami went for a Helluva kick and Drew dropped down and covered up and Sami ended up with a low blow. Drew then catches Sami with a Claymore and pinned Sami.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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