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 February 5, 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.
This week’s episode of Monday Night RAW begins with a recap of the segment between “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and The Rock from this past Friday’s Smackdown.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way down to the ring and welcomes the fans to Monday Night Rollins. Rollins then says it’s been quite the week in WWE and just like the fans, he wants Cody. Rollins then tells Cody to come out to the ring.
Rhodes’ music then hits and he makes his way down to the ring. The American Nightmare asks Rollins and St. Louis what they want to talk about and Rollins says he stands by his words last week, when he said that the World Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious title in the industry. Seth also says he needs their WrestleMania 40 Match as much as Cody does and he also needs to know he is the best. Rollins says the only way to do that is if he tests himself against the best and he asks Rhodes if he is choosing the World Heavyweight Champion as his opponent at WrestleMania 40.
Before Rhodes can give his answer, Drew McIntyre’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. McIntyre says he thinks he speaks on behalf of everyone in saying what the hell. McIntyre says he led them both up perfectly for WrestleMania, but they’re about to screw it up. McIntyre then tells Rollins he knew that he hated CM Punk as much as he did and he had a t-shirt commissioned making fun of Punk being unable to main event WrestleMania. McIntyre then tells Rhodes that he has to finish his story seeing as he has been talking about it for two years now. McIntyre also tells Rhodes that he has earned his moment and to not let everyone as well as his father down.
Rollins then asks McIntyre what makes him think he will be facing him for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania should Rhodes choose not to face him. Rollins then reminds McIntyre that he has already lost twice to him and McIntyre reminds Rollins that he has lost to Rhodes three times. McIntyre then gives Rollins credit for making the World Heavyweight Championship the workhorse title and says everyone knows that Reigns’ matches for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship ends with help from his family. McIntyre then says Rollins has done an amazing job taking the title as far as he has, then hits Rollins with a Glasgow Kiss. Rhodes then fights McIntyre off and the segment ends without Rhodes giving an answer.
We then get the entrances for the first match of the evening, which is a Fatal 4-Way Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match.
The match begins with Ciampa and Woods locking up and Ciampa hitting a shoulder tackle on Woods, but Woods answers back with a dropkick and tags in Kingston. Kingston then delivers a crossbody off the top rope, then tags Woods back in. New Day then double teams Ciampa and Woods hits an elbow drop on Ciampa. Kingston then tags back in and climbs to the top to deliver a double stomp to Ciampa’s arm as Woods holds it. Ciampa then nails Kingston with a boot and Kaiser tags himself into the match. Kaiser and Vinci then deliver a double dropkick to Kingston.
Kaiser then hits Kofi with an elbow, but Kofi answers back. Woods then tags in and delivers a leg lariat to Vinci as well as a forearm to Ciampa. Julius Creed then tags himself into the match, but Woods takes him out. Gargano then hits Woods with a big spear, then flies over the top with Ciampa to take The Creed Brothers down on the outside. Kingston then hits a double dropkick on #DIY, but Imperium tries to take over the match by tripping him and pulling him out of the ring. Imperium then delivers right hands on Kofi, but Gargano flies over the top to take them down. Julius Creed then climbs to the top and delivers a Swanton Bomb before Woods and Ciampa are teetering on the top. Ciampa then gets Woods up on his shoulders and hits him with an Air Raid Crash to take out the other competitors in the process.
Brutus then makes his way to the top and delivers a moonsault to Kaiser, then goes for a pin. New Day breaks the pinfall attempt before Vinci tags in and nails Brutus. Vinci nails a stomp on Brutus Creed, but Julius Creed takes Vinci down. Gargano then nails Julius Creed and Kofi takes him down with The Boom Drop. Kaiser then hits a clothesline on Kingston and Woods nails him with a gut-buster. Ciampa then sends Woods crashing to the outside, but Brutus nails him with a shoulder pounce and cinches in an Ankle Lock on Vinci. Ciampa then looks to lock in a Sleeper on Brutus, but Julius pulls him off and nails him and Woods with a double suplex. Vinci is about to tap, but everyone else breaks the hold up before he can. Julius Creed then gets Vinci up in an Electric Chair position and Brutus delivers the Brutus Ball from the top. Gargano then delivers a kick to Julius and #DIY hits their Meeting In The Middle finisher on Vinci for the 1-2-3.
The winners of the Fatal 4-Way Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Qualifying Match, #DIY!
We then get the entrances for the next match, which is a Women’s Elimination Chamber Qualifier Match between “The Man” Becky Lynch and “The Queen Of Spades” Shayna Baszler.
The match begins with the two locking up and trying to get control of the match by cinching in their submission holds on each other. Baszler then delivers an arm drag and a knee on Lynch, but Lynch dumps her to the outside and hits her with a dropkick under the bottom rope. Lynch tries to nail Baszler with a right hand from the apron, but Baszler blocks it and hits a kick to Lynch’s head. Baszler then delivers a boot to Lynch as Lynch is left sitting next to the ring steps.
Lynch then attempts a flying shoulder tackle on Baszler, but Baszler catches her with a German suplex and a sliding knee. Lynch then tries to hit her Manhandle Slam finisher, but Baszler thwarts the attempt. Lynch then looks to lock in her Dis-Arm-Her finisher, but Baszler stops it once again and sends Lynch crashing into the bottom rope. Lynch then delivers a pair of kicks and makes her way to the top, but Baszler pulls her down and delivers a running knee. Baszler then goes for a pin, but Lynch kicks out. Lynch then sends Baszler crashing into the mat and looks to finish Baszler off with the Manhandle Slam. Baszler then transitions Lynch’s attempt into an Ankle Lock, but Lynch fights her way out and looks to nail Baszler with a leg drop off the top while Baszler is draped from the middle rope. Baszler avoids it, then makes her way to the top. Lynch follows Baszler and delivers a superplex. Lynch transitions into the Dis-Arm-Her, but Baszler escapes. Lynch and Baszler then exchange open palm strikes and Baszler locks in the Kirifuda Clutch. Lynch then reverses Baszler’s move into a pinfall, but Baszler kicks out. Lynch then hits Baszler with her Manhandle Slam finisher to score the pinfall victory.
The winner of the Women’s Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, “The Man” Becky Lynch!
We then head backstage, where Cathy Kelley interviewed Liv Morgan. Morgan said she had almost a year taken away from her and that was a very long time. Morgan then said next week would be about her revenge on Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.
A video clip was then shown of Shinsuke Nakamura spraying mist all over Rhodes’ face at a house show this past weekend.
RAW General Manager Adam Pearce was shown admonishing McIntyre backstage for attacking CM Punk during last week’s show as well as Rollins who are both injured. Pearce then told McIntyre he will have to pay a fine.
It seemed like Pearce was not done with McIntyre, but Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley’s music hit and she makes her way down to the ring. McIntyre calls Ripley a real leader and tells Pearce he should go do his job.
Ripley looked pissed and said Lynch may have qualified for the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, but she doesn’t care about that and she is there for Nia Jax and calls The Irresistible Force out. Pearce made his way out and said this was not the time. Pearce then booked Ripley in a match against Jax at Elimination Chamber: Perth with her Women’s World Title on the line. The crowd didn’t seem happy, but Ripley certainly was.
The RAW General Manager then asked Ripley to leave, but Jax made her way out and shoved Pearce out of the way. A brawl then issued with Ripley until security made their way out to separate the two. As security was holding Ripley back, Jax knocked her down and tossed aside security. Jax then hit Ripley with the Annihilator.
We then get a video recap on the events that took place last Friday night on SmackDown between Bayley and Damage CTRL.
We then get entrances for the next match, which is a Mixed Tag Team Match.
The match starts out with Valhalla hitting Dupri and Tozawa nailing Ivar with a tope suicida on the outside of the ring. Dupri then tries to pin Valhalla, but Valhalla kicks out. Dupri then delivers an enzuigiri to Valhalla followed by a handspring back elbow. Tozawa and Ivar then tag in to the match and Tozawa looks to fly off the top. Ivar catches him, but Dupri is able to hit him with a crossbody off the top. Valhalla then hits a clothesline to Dupri, but Dupri responds with one of her own on the outside. Ivar then hits Tozawa with a back heel kick and climbs up to the middle ropes. Dupri then catches his attention, but Valhalla takes Dupri down with a headbutt. Tozawa then tries to take advantage, but Ivar catches Tozawa with a slam from the second rope for the 1-2-3.
The winner of the Mixed Tag Team Match, The Viking Raiders!
We then head backstage in the Judgment Day clubhouse, where Finn Bálor and Damian Priest said it didn’t matter who they were facing next for their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. Priest then told JD McDonagh that he should handle The Miz tonight. R-Truth then shows up and acted like nothing happened last week. He was under the impression that the beatdown was just an initiation. McDonagh then tells Truth he was lucky he has a match right now. McDonagh then leaves with Dominik and Bálor was frustrated so he left too. Priest then tells Truth to make himself at home and the crowd cheers.
We then get entrances for the next match, which is a Singles Match.
The match stars off with McDonagh delivering stomps on Miz, then sending him crashing into the top turnbuckle face first. McDonagh then hits Miz with a back elbow, but Miz sends him into the corner and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Miz then nails McDonagh with knees on his midsection and lands a back body drop, then clotheslines McDonagh out of the ring and sends him over the barricade close to the timekeeper’s area. Miz then hits McDonagh with a vertical suplex, then gets him back inside. Dominik then grabs Miz’s ankle while the referee is distracted, which allows McDonagh to get the advantage and send Miz crashing into the announce desk face first.
McDonagh then delivers a uranage and a moonsault to Miz. McDonagh then drags Miz into the corner, then makes his way to the top of the turnbuckle. R-Truth suddenly makes his way out with a bag of Judgment Day merch and tosses them to the crowd, distracting McDonagh.
McDonagh attempts a moonsault on Miz, but Miz gets his boots up and follows it up with strikes. Miz then nails McDonagh with the It Kicks and a crossbody off the top rope. Miz then looks to hit his Skull Crushing Finale on McDonagh, but McDonagh escapes. Miz then sends McDonagh out of the ring, then delivers a dropkick to Dominik and hits a hurricanrana on McDonagh. Miz then tosses McDonagh back in the ring before R-Truth puts one of his shirts on Dominik. Dominik is distracted and gets kicked by The Miz, but McDonagh is waiting for him in the ring. McDonagh then delivers a moonsault on The Miz off the top and goes for a pin, but Miz kicks out. R-Truth then stands up on the apron and hands McDonagh his cut of the merch profits. Miz then seizes his opportunity to take advantage of McDonagh and hit him with a Skull Crushing Finale to secure the win as the merch money goes flying over the ring.
The winner of the Singles Match, The Miz!
After the match, R-Truth goes to collect the money scattered around the ring as Dominik yells at him for messing things up.
We then head backstage, where Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser marches into Adam Pearce’s office because they wanted “The Ring General” GUNTHER’s 600th day celebration as Intercontinental Champion to be perfect. Peace assured them that it would be. Bron Breakker then enters Pearce’s office and the crowd cheered. Imperium left and Pearce explained her contract offer to Breakker.
A video of CM Punk was then shown following his surgery, where he said his comeback will be the greatest of all time.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci then make their way down to the ring for GUNTHER’s 600th day celebration as Intercontinental Champion.
Kaiser tells the fans to give their gratitude for GUNTHER and introduces him. GUNTHER then makes his way down to the ring. GUNTHER says he is celebrating over 600 days as Intercontinental Champion to the surprise of no one and thanks Kaiser for setting up his celebration. GUNTHER then tells Kaiser he doesn’t want him to go through the trouble as it is a given that he will always be the greatest and longest Intercontinental Champion in history. GUNTHER then says he is running out of competition and no one is worthy of challenging him.
“Main Event” Jey Uso’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Uso tells the fans that they are in his city and GUNTHER says he understands Jey’s simple gestures are for a simple audience. GUNTHER then told Jey the last time they saw each other, he eliminated him from the Royal Rumble. GUNTHER then says he senses disrespect in Jey and Jey says he sees the work GUNTHER has put in. Jey says he acknowledges GUNTHER being the longest reigning Intercontinental Champion and GUNTHER says he appreciates it. GUNTHER then says Jey holds the record for being the longest reigning tag team champion of all time and he only had to put in 50% of the work. Jey then tells then fans to say “yeet” if they want to see him become the new Intercontinental Champion and fans do so.
GUNTHER then says Jey is finally achieving something for himself and he isn’t the first or the last to ride on his coattails. GUNTHER then tells Jey he will beat him worse than his own family ever did when he defeats him and he will beat him into the good old days when people couldn’t tell him and Jimmy apart. Jey and GUNTHER then begin to brawl, but Kaiser and Vinci overpower him. New Day then runs down to the ring for the save and Imperium retreats.
Shinsuke Nakamura then cuts a video promo, saying he would beat “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes in a match his family made famous.
A WrestleMania ad then aired, which ended with Rhodes pointing at the sign followed by the face-off between The Rock and Roman Reigns.
We then get entrances for the next match, which is the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match.
The match begins with Chance and Asuka in the center of the ring and Chance delivering strikes to Asuka. Asuka then hits Chance with a shoulder tackle and it is shown that the rest of the women’s tag team division is watching the match from the back. Asuka then delivers devastating kicks on Chance’s face, but Chance still manages to roll her up. Asuka kicks out and Carter tags herself into the match. Carter pulls Asuka out of the ring, but Sane beats her down. Carter then sends Asuka into Sane, then assists Chance to land on both The Kabuki Warriors.
Asuka nails Carter with a bulldog and Sane follows it up with a dropkick. Sane then tags herself into the match and makes her way to the top and hits a stomp. Chance then tags herself in and trips Sane, then hits her with a bulldog and a dropkick. Chance then whips Sane into the corner, then delivers several stomps and a splash. Chance then climbs to the second rope and hits Sane with a stomp to her spine, but Asuka tags herself in and hits Chance with a codebreaker. Sane and Asuka then hit a clothesline-running knee combination.
Carter then tags herself in and launches Chance into Asuka. Chance then climbs to the top and hits Asuka with the After Party, then goes for a pin, but Sane breaks the pinfall attempt before Chance tags herself in and she and Carter attempt to hit their Kegstand finisher on Asuka. Sane then pulls Carter out of the ring and Asuka nails Chance with a kick to her head. Sane then tags herself in, then climbs to the top rope and delivers the In-Sane Elbow as Asuka pins Chance to retain their Women’s Tag Team Titles.
The winners and still the Women’s Tag Team Champions, The Kabuki Warriors!
Jackie Redmond is then shown interviewing Sami Zayn. Zayn spoke about coming up short against Roman Reigns in Montreal in front of his friends and family. WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H then stood beside Zayn and told him he had nothing to be ashamed of. Triple H then compared Zayn to Rocky and Zayn said he would give it everything in the ring. Zayn then said he wasn’t an underdog anymore, he was a contender and a contender who would be champion. Zayn then said he did still have something to prove, but he wanted to prove it to the fans and he wanted to prove them right.
The line-up for next week’s episode of Monday Night RAW is then announced.
We then get the entrances for the main event, which is the Bullrope Match.
The match begins with Nakamura landing several kicks to Rhodes to his head as well as several knees to his midsection. Nakamura and Rhodes then lands punches on one another and Rhodes looks to use the cowbell. Nakamura then slides out of the ring and looks to retreat through the fans, but Rhodes pulls him back into the ringside area with the rope.
Rhodes then uses the rope to send Nakamura crashing into the ring post shoulder first three times. Rhodes then attempts the Cody Cutter on Nakamura, but Nakamura trips Cody with the Bullrope and nails him with a pair of kicks to his chest. Nakamura then positions Rhodes’ hand under the cowbell and stomps on it, then delivers several kicks across Rhodes’ chest. Rhodes was able to stop a kick, then hits Nakamura with a dropkick to his knee and cinches in a Figure Four Leg Lock.
Rhodes nails Nakamura and whips him into the corner. Rhodes then hits Nakamura with a powerslam and a Disaster Kick, but Nakamura answers right back with a German suplex and knees to Rhodes’ midsection. Rhodes then hits Nakamura with a Cody Cutter and a right hand. Nakamura then responds with one of his own and the two go back and forth. Nakamura then nails Rhodes with a nasty kick to his head, then delivers a suplex. Rhodes then hits a Pedigree on Nakamura and tries to hit him with the cowbell. Nakamura then thwarts Rhodes’ attempt by spitting the red mist in his face, but Rhodes still manages to hit Nakamura with his Cross-Rhodes finisher and go for a pin. Nakamura kicks out and hits Rhodes with the cowbell and rope, but Rhodes uses the rope to low blow Nakamura twice and hit his Cross-Rhodes finisher once again for the 1-2-3.
The winner of the Bullrope Match, “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes!
After the match, Drew McIntyre blindsides Cody and nails with him several right hands. McIntyre then follows it up with a Claymore Kick and kips up. McIntyre stands tall as the show comes to a close.