Drew McIntyre solidified his place in the annals of WWE history with a standout performance on the February 19th 2024 episode of WWE Raw, setting the stage for a monumental clash at WrestleMania 40.

The evening kicked off with a highly anticipated showdown between two formidable competitors, Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre. However, the match took a dramatic turn when The Bloodline intervened to tip the scales in McIntyre’s favor. Jimmy Uso’s interference led to his ejection from ringside, while Solo Sikoa made his presence felt by delivering a devastating samoan spike to Rhodes.

Seizing the opportunity, McIntyre capitalized on the chaos, delivering his signature claymore kick to secure a decisive pinfall victory, marking a rare defeat for Rhodes. This pivotal moment arrives as Rhodes gears up to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 40, adding an extra layer of anticipation to the impending clash.

Rhodes alongside World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, is set to make an appearance on the Grayson Waller Effect this Saturday at Elimination Chamber. Speculation is rife that WWE will use this platform to officially announce a blockbuster showdown between Rhodes & Rollins and The Rock & Reigns on the first night of WrestleMania.


According to CageMatch.net, McIntyre’s victory over Rhodes marks the first television singles match loss for Rhodes since his days as Stardust, dating back to a May 2016 episode of Superstars. Since his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 in 2022, Rhodes has maintained an impressive record, with his only previous losses coming at the hands of Reigns and Brock Lesnar in television or Premium Live Event singles matches. Notably, Rhodes’ most recent setback occurred last November on Raw when he and Jey Uso relinquished the Undisputed Tag Team Titles to The Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor).

As the road to WrestleMania unfolds, McIntyre’s victory over Rhodes adds another chapter to their storied rivalry, setting the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable showdown on the grandest stage of them all.

What did you think of Cody Rhodes’ match against Drew McIntyre on WWE RAW this week? One of the best in a while? Let us know in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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