It’s Monday night, and you know what that means! WWE RAW will go down tonight, and Ringside News has got you covered with live play-by-play results coverage for the January 29, 2024 episode.

The start time for WWE RAW is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.

WWE RAW Lineup (1/29/2024):

  • WWE Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team titles: Damian Priest and Finn Balor (c) vs. DIY
  • Jey Uso vs. Bronson Reed
  • Cody Rhodes will speak
  • The fallout from the Royal Rumble

WWE RAW Results (1/29/2024):

The announcer on duty is currently Michael Cole, who is flying solo at the moment.

Pat McAfee has taken his place at the ring, officially becoming the new co-host of Raw.


CM Punk is now making his way to the ring.

Punk gazes at the Wrestlemania sign with a sense of reflection, expressing that he came close and believed he had it within his grasp. He clarifies that he holds no resentment towards Cody and genuinely congratulates him, emphasizing that it’s not always about what one deserves but what they’ve earned. Punk extends his well wishes to Cody and hopes he can complete his journey. Drawing an analogy, he mentions how going back-to-back is challenging, just like when the Lightning accomplished it.

Punk acknowledges that he’s never been a believer in luck but admits to feeling a bit unlucky at the moment. During the Royal Rumble, he sustained a torn right tricep. Despite his initial hopes of taping it up and competing at Elimination Chamber, it’s not in the cards, and he asks for no sympathy. He shares that although it’s been disappointing, his ultimate dream was to headline Wrestlemania, and that may not come to fruition.

Reiterating his stance on not wanting anyone to feel pity for him, Punk recounts his friendship with Chad Gilbert, who is battling cancer while being a husband and father. Punk’s visits with Chad during chemotherapy sessions serve as a stark reminder of what a real fight is. He humbly acknowledges his own injury as merely a flesh wound and acknowledges that being the best in the world doesn’t always translate to victory. He mentions his less successful stint in the UFC but emphasizes that he wanted the opportunity and earned it.

Punk shares his personal struggle with returning to a place he didn’t want to be after a decade, expressing that Wrestlemania and its enormity intimidate him. However, he assures everyone that this setback is just a minor hiccup. He believes that the title “Best in the World” should be reserved for individuals who battle cancer or serve as firefighters. He expresses his dedication to entertaining the audience, acknowledging their support, and vows to continue doing so until he can’t anymore. Punk reflects on overcoming adversity in the past and focuses on those who keep pushing forward despite negativity and doubters. He reaffirms his commitment to persevere, even though Wrestlemania 40 might not be in his cards. As a lifelong Cubs fan, he mentions the familiar refrain: “There’s always next year.”

Just then, Drew McIntyre’s entrance music interrupts Punk, and Drew makes his way to the ring.

Drew doesn’t hold back, admitting that he has said some terrible things to Punk since his return to WWE. He feels that Punk was a negative influence on the locker room and accuses him of being a poison. However, Drew also concedes that he understands where Punk was coming from, as Punk himself was fired from the company in the past. Drew has undergone some changes lately, and though he’s not typically a spiritual person, he reveals that he prayed for a certain outcome, which materialized. In the Royal Rumble, Drew specifically targeted Punk, determined to ensure that Punk didn’t emerge victorious. Drew questions who will elevate the title to the next level after Seth Rollins’ accomplishments, making it clear he didn’t want that person to be Punk. Drew admits that upon hearing the news last night, he slept peacefully, indicating that despite Punk’s win in their battle, he considers himself the victor in their ongoing war. He vows to find a way into the World Title match and intends to live out CM Punk’s dream once more.

Drew demands that Punk looks him in the eyes as he speaks to him.

Punk responds, stating that his heart aches more than his injured tricep. He asserts his determination to rehab his tricep and eventually headline Wrestlemania. However, he makes it clear that before that happens, he’ll come back to settle the score with Drew.

The tension escalates as Drew punches Punk, but Punk retaliates with a barrage of forearms. Drew delivers a headbutt and proceeds to stomp on Punk’s injured arm.

Just as the brawl intensifies, Sami Zayn’s entrance music plays, and he rushes to the ring, attacking Drew. Drew eyes Punk in the ring from the floor as the chaos unfolds.

The scene then transitions to the Judgment Day clubhouse.

Rhea speaks confidently, stating that they shouldn’t be concerned about Bayley. Dom chimes in, warning that if Bayley dares to show her face, it will be a mistake on her part. Rhea asserts that she’ll take care of Bayley if she decides to challenge them and emphasizes that they’ll showcase their true selves. They must not make any errors. Priest and Finn both express their focus and determination, affirming their intent to demonstrate their viciousness.

In a different setting, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa are seen backstage. Johnny expresses the significance of the moment, as they’re just two hours away from where their tag team was originally formed, and they’ve waited seven long years for this opportunity. Ciampa adds that this is akin to two five-year-old boys dreaming of being in the wrestling ring.

Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa vs. Finn Balor and Damian Priest for the WWE Men’s Tag Team Championships

Ciampa and Priest initiate the match, locking up in the center of the ring. Priest backs Ciampa into the corner and lands a punch before sending Ciampa into the turnbuckles. Finn Balor tags in and delivers a series of punches to Ciampa. However, he misses a clothesline, allowing Ciampa to counter with a forearm strike. Balor responds with a punch and elbow, but Ciampa tags in Johnny Gargano.

Ciampa and Gargano team up effectively, with Ciampa delivering a Northern Lariat after a clothesline from Gargano. They manage to take care of Balor and then send Priest to the outside with clotheslines. Ciampa and Gargano follow up with pescado dives, celebrating their teamwork. Balor is brought back into the ring, and Gargano chops him. Ciampa tags in, Irish whipping Gargano into the corner before delivering a knee strike.

Priest tags in, and Ciampa kicks him, but Balor strikes Ciampa with a forearm to the head. Priest executes a hot shot on Ciampa against the apron, sending him into the ring. Balor tags in, and Priest and Balor kick Ciampa, followed by a scissors kick from Balor that nearly secures a pinfall.

Balor applies a reverse chin lock, and Ciampa struggles to reach his corner for a tag. Gargano manages to tag in, but Priest distracts the referee, preventing him from seeing the tag. Priest kicks Ciampa, and Balor gets a near fall. Priest tags in, striking Ciampa with a forearm. Priest exchanges words with Ciampa before landing punches and elbows to keep Ciampa in the corner. Priest prevents the tag, but Ciampa counters with a sunset flip for a near fall.

Priest retaliates with a rolling elbow and tags in Balor. Ciampa counters Balor’s reverse DDT attempt with one of his own. Gargano tags in and clotheslines Balor, delivering a knee and a combination of bulldog and clothesline. Balor sends Gargano to the apron, but Johnny responds with a shoulder and a thrust kick to Priest. Gargano executes a slingshot spear to Balor for a near fall. Balor hits an elevated elbow drop for a near fall.

Priest tags back in, and Ciampa pulls Balor out of the ring. Gargano attempts a rollup on Priest for a near fall. Priest misses a splash in the corner, and Gargano connects with an assisted Asai DDT for another near fall. Priest blocks Gargano’s Fairy Tale Ending attempt and hits a back body drop. He then kicks Gargano off the apron. Priest follows up with a snap mare, and Balor delivers a slingshot boot. Priest performs a leg drop following a Balor backbreaker for a near fall.

Priest sets up for South of Heaven, but Ciampa counters with a knee strike to break free. Priest executes a tombstone slam, nearly getting a pinfall that is interrupted by Gargano. Balor ascends the turnbuckles as Ciampa crotches him. Gargano slingshots in with a DDT while Ciampa hits an Air Raid Crash off the turnbuckles on Balor, nearly securing a pinfall. Ciampa and Gargano execute a knee and superkick combination, but Priest manages to place Balor’s leg near the ropes, causing the referee to halt his count.

Ciampa goes for a pescado dive, but Priest counters with a forearm. Gargano follows up with a suicide dive to Priest. Balor uses an inside cradle on Gargano before delivering a sling blade and a dropkick. Gargano avoids Coup de Grace and transitions into La Mistica into the GargaNo Escape submission hold. Meanwhile, Ciampa locks in a Sicilian Stretch on Priest. However, Priest breaks the submission hold by Gargano with a side slam.

In a thrilling conclusion to the match, Priest makes the tag and knocks Ciampa off the apron. Priest tries to get Gargano up, but Johnny manages to get to his feet and tags in Ciampa. Ciampa unleashes a flurry of punches on Priest, while Balor and Gargano also exchange punches. Gargano lands a rolling elbow, but Balor responds with a Pele Kick. Ciampa delivers a knee to Balor, but Priest hits Ciampa with a superkick. Priest grabs Ciampa, attempting a Razor’s Edge, but Ciampa escapes. Gargano goes for a suicide dive, but Priest catches him and executes a flatliner onto the announce table.

Ciampa rolls Priest back into the ring and goes for an inside cradle for a near fall. Priest retaliates with a knee strike, setting up for a Razor’s Edge. Balor adds the finishing touch with a Coup de Grace, securing the three-count victory.

Winners: Finn Balor and Damian Priest (retain Championship)

Following the match, JD and Dom join Finn and Priest in the ring to celebrate their successful title defense. Finn grabs the microphone and reminds everyone that they are still the champions. Priest speaks up, acknowledging that the past few weeks have shown a different side of THE Judgment Day. He suggests that they owe an apology to the same person responsible for this change and invites R-Truth to join them in the ring.

Priest assures Truth that they won’t attack him, and Finn vouches for Priest being a man of his word. Truth thanks Priest for letting him speak and humorously comments that Priest isn’t “nice” enough. He asks everyone to rise for THE Judgment Day.

Priest admits he was thinking about Monday when he attacked Truth at the Royal Rumble. Truth confesses that he hasn’t been able to sleep and shares that he turned Priest’s money into cryptocurrency, filled out his taxes, and liquidated all his assets.

Priest emphasizes that THE Judgment Day is a family, but Truth isn’t officially part of it. Despite liking Truth and finding him funny, Priest decides not to include him.

However, JD suddenly attacks Truth from behind with the microphone and starts punching him. The rest of THE Judgment Day members join in, assaulting Truth. Dom climbs to the top rope and delivers a frog splash on Truth.

Finn, JD, Tom, Nick, and Priest stand tall over Miz and Truth as they lay on the mat.

The segment transitions to Punk in the backstage area with Adam Pearce and security.

The next announced match is Sami Zayn vs. Drew McIntyre.

Zoey Stark and Shayna Baszler vs. Piper Niven and Chelsea Green

Piper immediately splashes Zoey as the match begins. Zoey responds with a jawbreaker, and Piper counters with a forearm. Shayna tags in and lands a kick to Piper’s back from the apron. Zoey follows up with a superkick. Shayna enters the match and punches Piper, targeting her elbow. Shayna attempts a kimura, but Piper goes for a slam. Shayna escapes and continues to target Piper’s arm with stomps. Piper backs Shayna into the corner, and Chelsea Green tags in.

Green and Zoey tag in, and Green evades Zoey’s offense, sending her into the ropes. Green executes a snapmare to escape a Kirifuda Clutch attempt. She avoids a missile dropkick from Zoey and nearly gets a pinfall. Shayna pulls Piper off the apron, allowing Zoey to connect with a Z360 for the three-count victory.

Winners: Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark

As Cody Rhodes walks in the backstage area, the show goes to a commercial break.

During the second hour of the show, a video promoting WrestleMania XL aired, reminding viewers that the event was just 68 days away.

Next, the Men’s Royal Rumble winner, Cody Rhodes, made his entrance to a chorus of “you deserve it” chants from the audience. Cody engaged with the fans and thanked Samantha Irvin, who introduced him as the winner of the 2023 and 2024 Men’s Royal Rumble matches. He expressed gratitude for the support of the fans over the past weekend, emphasizing how much he needed them. Cody then turned his attention to the WrestleMania sign, indicating his desire to make his WrestleMania 40 challenge official.

World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins made his entrance and joined Cody in the ring. Rollins acknowledged that Cody deserved his recent success and mentioned the mutual respect they had developed despite their differences. He congratulated Cody on winning back-to-back Royal Rumbles and called it a special achievement.

Rollins suggested that Cody should reconsider his choice of opponent for WrestleMania and propose to face him instead of Roman Reigns. This proposal was met with a negative response from the audience, with chants of “no.” Rollins claimed that he was the top guy in WWE and that his title was the most prestigious.

Rollins argued that the landscape had changed and that Cody should reconsider facing Reigns. He reminded Cody of their shared experiences and pointed out that he had been in the main event, not Reigns, during the past year. Rollins also emphasized the history of the World Heavyweight Championship and its significance as the “workhorse championship.”

Rollins presented Cody with a choice between the “Hollywood title” for posers and the “Dusty Rhodes title” symbolizing the blue-collar workhorse. He challenged Cody to decide what kind of champion he wanted to be and what title truly represented him.

Cody acknowledged his respect for Rollins and admitted that this was the last thing he expected to discuss or think about. He told Rollins that he would need some time to consider his decision before dropping the microphone. Rollins displayed a slight smirk as Cody left the ring but looked back at him before making his exit.

In the backstage area, Kofi Kingston delivered a promo with Xavier Woods seated behind him. Kingston emphasized that when people talk about The New Day, they often overlook the most crucial aspect: their ability to win championships. He specifically mentioned his recent victory over Gunther to capture the Intercontinental Championship.

Following Kingston’s promo, Jey Uso made his entrance to the ring. The broadcast then went to a commercial break.

During the break, highlights were shown of Bron Breakker’s performance in the Royal Rumble match. Afterward, Bronson Reed made his entrance to the ring.

Jey Uso vs. Bronson Reed

In the match between Jey Uso and Bronson Reed, Jey gained the early advantage by sending Reed to the floor and executing a suicide dive. However, Reed quickly turned the tide by shoving Jey into the ring post. As Reed attempted to charge at Jey, Uso moved out of the way, causing Reed to crash headfirst into the ring post casing. This led to a picture-in-picture commercial break.

When the action resumed after the break, Cole mentioned that there were 14,482 fans in attendance. Reed managed to perform a Samoan Drop on Jey for a near fall. He then splashed Jey in the corner and climbed to the top rope to attempt his Tsunami Splash, but Jey Uso evaded it. Jey seized the opportunity and speared Bronson Reed before finishing him off with a top-rope splash for the victory.

Jey Uso emerged victorious in the match against Bronson Reed.

Gunther vs. Kofi Kingston

As the match began, Kofi Kingston unleashed a flurry of punches and followed up with forearms and more punches. Kofi climbed the turnbuckles and delivered punches while Gunther tried to counter. However, Gunther managed to send Kofi to the mat but missed a chop attempt. Gunther then executed a backbreaker and attempted to lock Kofi into a Boston Crab.

During the match, Gunther took advantage by choking Kofi in the ropes. Kofi fought back with an elbow and a back heel kick but faced relentless attacks from Gunther, who targeted his back. Gunther performed a seated splash onto Kofi’s back and continued to focus on wearing him down.

Kofi retaliated with forearms and chops, but Gunther demonstrated his own chopping prowess. Kofi briefly went to the outside, allowing Gunther to slam him upon his return. Gunther delivered European uppercuts, and Kofi answered with punches and a headbutt. Kofi managed to counter Gunther’s offense, but Gunther caught him and executed a backbreaker.

Gunther locked in the Boston Crab once more, putting pressure on Kofi. The match continued with Gunther maintaining control over Kofi Kingston.

Kofi manages to reach the ropes, prompting a break in the action.

Following this, a commercial break ensues. Upon returning, Kofi evades a clothesline and counters with a jumping knee strike. He follows up with a series of chops and a well-executed dropkick. However, Kofi misses a jumping clothesline, and Gunther seizes the opportunity, locking in a sleeper hold. Gunther attempts a powerbomb, but Kofi fights back with a flurry of punches, sending Gunther over the top rope to the floor. Kofi then goes for a suicide dive, but Gunther catches him and slams Kofi’s head into the apron.

Gunther subsequently attempts another powerbomb, but Kofi counters with a hurricanrana, sending Gunther crashing into the ring post. Kofi attempts another suicide dive, this time successfully, crashing Gunther into the announce table. Kofi then lands his finishing move, Trouble in Paradise, but Gunther rolls out of the ring to avoid being pinned.

Kofi continues his offensive with kicks to Gunther’s ribs and sends him into the ring steps. Kofi unleashes a barrage of punches and even splashes Gunther’s back on the ring steps. Both wrestlers narrowly avoid being counted out by the referee. Kofi ascends to the top rope and delivers a leg drop for a near fall. Gunther manages to block Kofi’s Trouble in Paradise. Gunther attempts a Boston Crab, but Kofi counters with an inside cradle. Gunther responds with a clothesline, and Kofi counters with an SOS for another near fall.

Gunther regains control with a clothesline followed by a dropkick that sends Kofi into the turnbuckles. He then finishes the match with a powerful powerbomb, securing the three-count and retaining his championship.

After the match, Xavier Woods rushes to the ring to check on Kofi’s condition. However, Vinci and Kaiser suddenly attack Woods, and Vinci proceeds to assault Kofi, delivering a boot to his head. They eventually kick Kofi out of the ring, and Woods retaliates by going after Vinci and Kaiser. Unfortunately, Kaiser strikes Woods from behind, and Vinci continues to pummel Woods. Finally, they send Woods face-first into the ring post, leaving him battered.

Gunther announces that their attack is over and exits the scene.

Jackie Redmond interviews Sami Zayn, who discusses his upcoming match against Drew McIntyre. Sami emphasizes that it’s been an emotional journey for him and expresses his determination to give Drew a reality check.

Sami Zayn and Drew McIntyre are seen preparing backstage for their match.

Kairi Sane and Asuka face Tegan Nox and Natalya

The match starts with Kairi and Tegan, with Kairi initially attempting to hide behind the referee before delivering a kick to Tegan. Tegan quickly counters with a trip and rollup for a near fall. Natalya tags in and works together with Tegan to execute some impressive moves. However, Kairi and Asuka take control, with Asuka eventually sealing the victory with a reverse DDT and Kairi’s elbow drop.

Kairi Sane and Asuka are declared the winners.

Jackie Redmond interviews Katana Chance and Kayden Carter in the locker room. They express their determination to regain their titles and announce that their rematch is scheduled for next week.

Bayley makes her way to the ring, accompanied by Dakota and Iyo. She boasts about her accomplishments, including winning the Royal Rumble, and claims that they are taking over the women’s division. Rhea Ripley interrupts her, stating that Bayley’s accomplishments don’t mean much without gold. Nia Jax then attacks Rhea from behind, and a brawl ensues. Nia delivers multiple leg drops and warns Bayley that she won’t allow Rhea to make it to WrestleMania.

Bayley announces that she will make her decision on Friday.

Jackie Redmond interviews Drew McIntyre, who responds to Sami Zayn’s comments. Drew affirms that Sami has never beaten him and vows that it won’t change tonight.

Drew McIntyre vs. Sami Zayn

The match begins with Drew taking control, but Sami fights back with chops and punches. Sami attempts a dive onto Drew, but Drew catches him and tosses him onto the announce table. The two wrestlers exchange blows outside the ring, with Sami utilizing the announce table as a weapon. The action returns to the ring, and Sami manages to mount some offense, even hitting a sunset flip powerbomb.

However, Drew fights back and eventually secures the victory with a Claymore kick. Drew McIntyre emerges as the winner.

The show concludes with credits rolling.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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