WWE Raw Results – 4/8/24 (Raw after WrestleMania 40, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Cody Rhodes appears)

WWE Raw Results

WWE Raw Results
April 8, 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Wells Fargo Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Michael Cole says, “The Paul Levesque Era is officially here.” This is the 17th consecutive televised sellout. The stage tonight is smaller to accommodate more fans. Levesque gets in the ring and poses to loud applause. A loud “Triple H” chant thunders over the sound of Motörhead’s “The Game.”

Levesque stands in the center of the ring, and a massive “Thank you, Hunter” chant picks up. Levesque says, “Here’s the thing. I came out here to thank you!” Less than 24 hours ago, they all made something very special happen. He can now really tell them that was the greatest WrestleMania of all time! By every single metric and standard there is, as well as everything they said, it was the biggest WrestleMania ever. Levesque is out here to simply say, “Thank you.”

On Saturday, he had the privilege of standing in the ring and welcoming everyone to WrestleMania. Now, he has the privilege of welcoming everyone to Monday Night Raw. On Saturday, he also welcomed us to a new time and era. Levesque wants everyone to welcome the man who will lead them into that new era. Levesque introduces the brand new Undisputed WWE Champion, “The American Nightmare,” Cody Rhodes.

“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”

Undisputed WWE Universal Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring to a massive reception. The crowd loudly sings his song and begins chanting, “Cody.” Rhodes poses on the turnbuckles and motions to the crowd. There is a section holding up signs with Rhodes’ logo on it. Rhodes gets in the ring and shakes hands with Levesque. Levesque looks beyond proud of Rhodes and holds his arm up.

The music stops, and the entire crowd chants, “Cody.” The crowd then begins chanting, “You deserve it.” Rhodes looks beyond moved. Levesque says, “Before I leave, I just wanted to say, ‘Congratulations.'” Levesque congratulates Rhodes on bringing to an end one of the most incredible title runs of all time in Roman Reigns, for headlining the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and for being part of the biggest gate in Monday Night Raw history. Last night after the show, he got a call from two guys in production that Rhodes has known for a long time. They made something for Rhodes and asked Levesque to share it with him. Levesque watched it and wanted to share it with the world. Because they set the largest gate, they had to shrink everything to get more fans here to see Rhodes, so they have TV monitors at ringside to do this. Triple H says, “This is for you.”

Video: A beautiful video showcases Cody Rhodes’ journey from the start to the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. An emotional Rhodes is shown watching the video.

Another loud “Cody” chant fires up. Rhodes embraces Levesque, and the crowd roars in approval. Another loud “You deserve it” chant picks up. Levesque leaves the champion in the ring by himself. Rhodes lays the championship belt on the mat, kneels, and kisses it. Rising from his knees, Rhodes says, “So… Raw after WrestleMania… Philadelphia… whattaya wanna talk about?” Another “Cody” chant fires up. Rhodes thought he knew what he wanted to talk about. Rhodes calls attention to Samantha Irvin, the Raw ring announcer who announced both nights of WrestleMania. The crowd chants, “Samantha.” Rhodes says he’s sure she knows what he’s going to ask of her. Irvin says, “Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the new Undisputed WWE Champion, ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes!” Rhodes loves it.

Two years ago, on the Raw after WrestleMania, he came out here and laid out his goals. Last night at WrestleMania 40, that dream became a reality. He has been told the altitude in Philadelphia is 39 feet above sea level. The air feels thin because they’re standing on top of the mountain. The champion previously on top of the mountain was “The Tribal Chief,” “The Head of the Table,” Roman Reigns. The crowd boos his name. 1,316 days as champion… we don’t have to like him, but Rhodes certainly acknowledges what he’s done. Perhaps Reigns is the most important star of their generation. A “Thank you, Roman” chant picks up. Rhodes says Reigns may be the most important superstar of his generation, and Rhodes was the man destined to defeat him.

A big question people ask when you get into wrestling and sports entertainment is why you do this. They have a unique setup with this wonderfully huge house, and Rhodes wants to show one of his main whys.

Video: Cody Rhodes’ young daughter is shown saying, “Papa, finish the story!”

Rhodes wants his daughter Libby to know that when Papa goes to work, he goes to work in the main event. When Papa is fighting, he is no longer fighting as a challenger but instead as a champion. This is a unique predicament for him. He’s always stood in line. Now, the line is for him. Rhodes says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Cody Rhodes; once undesirable, become undeniable, and now Undisputed Universal WWE Champion!” The crowd roars in approval.


“The Final Boss” The Rock, carrying his People’s Championship, given to him by Muhammad Ali’s widow Lonnie this past Friday at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, makes his way to the ring. The crowd is stunned. The Rock pinned Cody Rhodes in the Main Event of WrestleMania Saturday. The Rock gets in the ring and poses on the turnbuckles.

The Rock stands in the ring and stares at Cody Rhodes. There is a “Rocky” chant before transitioning into a loud “Undertaker” chant. The Undertaker appeared in the main event of last night’s WrestleMania and gave The Rock a Chokeslam. The Rock continues to stare at Rhodes. He slowly lifts the microphone, but he puts it down when the crowd begins to boo him. A “Rocky sucks” chant fires up. The Rock tries again but then puts the microphone down to loud boos. The Rock starts to speak, but the crowd boos him down. The so-called People’s Champion looks at the crowd as they chant, “Shut the f–k up!”

The Rock waits and shouts, “Now The Rock says… The Rock is a lot of things, Philadelphia, but ‘sucks’ isn’t one of them.” The crowd chants, “It doesn’t matter,” before going into “a–hole.” The Rock says, “Before we begin, The Rock came out here to deliver flowers to Cody Rhodes and also say that Philadelphia broke another record for the largest gathering of trailer park trash!” The crowd erupts in laughter and starts to cheer. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee are rolling on commentary. The Rock shouts some curses at the crowd. The crowd is absolutely buzzing. The crowd curses back at him until Rhodes holds the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship up to HUGE cheers. The Rock holds his People’s Championship up to loud boos.

The Rock says he’s out here with no fireworks or blood being spilled. The Rock wants to give Rhodes his flowers. They can chant what they want, but this is between them. Rhodes completed the story, beat all the odds, and defeated Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring 1-2-3. All the stuff Rhodes had to overcome: The Rock made him bleed, ripped his clothes, and split his skin. The Rock even made a special belt and whooped him like a belt. He even put a special name on the belt, “Mama Rhodes.” Mama Rhodes was so happy and had a big smile on her face. She was proud of her boy. Rhodes’ daddy in heaven had a big smile on his face as well. A “Dusty” chant fires up. The Rock says many people know “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes was his dream. His father, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson, was friends with Dusty. The Rock’s father may not have been too proud of him for all the bad things he did to Cody, but The Rock doesn’t care. Rhodes did it and finished his story. Rhodes has a brand-new belt with a new nameplate.

The Rock says his People’s Championship is not fake. Years ago, when he was in the Nation of Domination, Muhammad Ali permitted him to call himself The People’s Champion. His widow, Lonnie, gave it to him. The Rock is proud of his title but wants to know if he can hold Rhodes’ title. Rhodes and the crowd are confused. The Rock has held many titles throughout his career, but he’s never held that one. Rhodes asks if he really wants to hold this one. The Rock says, “I do.” Rhodes says The Rock can hold it for a moment as long as he can hold The Rock’s. The Rock says, “Sure, of course, absolutely. I’d be honored for you to hold the People’s Champ title. Yes.”

The Rock holds out the People’s Championship, and Rhodes cautiously takes it. Rhodes then hands his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to The Rock. The Rock looks at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, and the crowd chants, “This is awkward.” The Rock says wearing this title feels right. The Rock thanks Rhodes and hands the title back. Rhodes hands back the People’s Championship. The Rock says that meant a lot. As Rhodes and many others know, The Rock has got to go away for a little while now. The crowd is mixed. The Rock says he loves professional wrestling and made it cool again, as did Rhodes. The crowd starts to sing, “Kiss Him Goodbye.” The Rock laughs and nods.

The Rock says he’ll go away, but when he comes back, whether Rhodes is champion or not, he’s coming back for him. Rhodes says, “I’m looking forward to it.” The Rock says he’s looking forward to it, as is the world. The Rock says that yesterday, at the biggest WrestleMania of all time, he beat Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring. However, less than 24 hours before that, The Rock beat Rhodes in the middle of the ring 1-2-3. Rhodes’ story with Roman Reigns is over. He did it. Their story… has just begun. The crowd roars in approval. Rhodes says, “I believe that because you’re the boss, right? You are the Final Boss, but you’re also on the board with TKO. You’re my literal boss, right?” The Rock concurs. Rhodes says he doesn’t dispute that, but he doesn’t think The Rock will dispute this. Rhodes says, “I am the champion. I am their champion. And, Boss, that means I’m your champion.” Rhodes stares right into The Rock’s eyes, and The Rock stares right back. A loud “Cody” chant picks up.

The Rock says, “You are their champion. You are the World’s Champion. You are my champion. Cody Rhodes, there’s one last thing before the Final Boss rides off into the sunset. I have something to give you. No fireworks.” The Rock reaches into his pocket and appears to pull something out. The Rock puts something in Rhodes’ hand. The Rock says Rhodes doesn’t need to open his hand to know what this is. The Rock says, “Don’t you ever break my heart again. If you smell what the Final Boss is cookin’.” Rhodes stares at The Rock as his music plays and leaves the ring.

The Judgment Day with new World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, Finn Bálor, JD McDonagh, and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio are shown entering the arena earlier today. New Raw Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth are also shown arriving at the arena. New WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is also shown arriving with his family.

Michael Cole and Pat McAfee break down what just happened with The Rock and Cody Rhodes. The Spanish announce team is also at ringside.

Non-Title Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov

Before the match starts, Michael Cole announces that the 2024 Draft will be held on April 26 on SmackDown and will conclude on the April 29 Raw.

The bell rings, and Nakamura quickly kicks Dragunov down. They brawl in the center of the ring before Nakamura takes him down. An “NXT” chant fires up. Nakamura knees Dragunov in the head before standing him up and kicking him in the chest. Nakamura knees him in the head, but Dragunov quickly kicks him back. Dragunov takes Nakamura down and comes off the second rope with a flying knee. Dragunov applies a waistlock and hits a snap German Suplex. Dragunov keeps the grip applied and hits a second German Suplex. Nakamura fights out of a third and sends him into the ropes. Dragunov rebounds off the ropes and hits the Constantine Special, a stiff lariat. Dragunov heads to the top rope for a flying senton splash, but Nakamura rolls out of the way. Dragunov is up in the corner and tries to boot a charging Nakamura back, but Nakamura blocks it and swings him onto the ropes. Nakamura slides under the ropes and hits a snap German Suplex. Nakamura comes off the second rope with a flying knee to the chest for a two-count.

Nakamura sets up for a Kinshasa, but Dragunov sidesteps it and hits a German Suplex. Nakamura quickly pops up and knees him in the back of the head for a near fall. Nakamura applies a chin lock. The crowd chants for Dragunov. Dragunov fights out and chops the chest. Dragunov sets Nakamura up for what looks like a powerbomb, but Nakamura counters with a back body drop. Nakamura knees him in the face and charges, but Dragunov responds with a big boot. Dragunov grabs Nakamura and delivers a vicious powerbomb. Dragunov follows up with an H-Bomb, a falling forearm to the face. Dragunov connects with a running head-butt called Torpedo Moscow for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov

Video: Last night at WrestleMania Sunday, Drew McIntyre defeated Seth “Freakin” Rollins to win the World Heavyweight Championship. McIntyre would taunt CM Punk, who was on commentary, prompting Punk to attack him. Damian Priest then ran down, cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, and beat McIntyre to win the World Heavyweight Championship.

A very unhappy Drew McIntyre is shown entering the arena earlier today. Later tonight, McIntyre will compete in a #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way along with “Main Event” Jey Uso, Ricochet, and “Big” Bronson Reed.

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is walking backstage with the Judgment Day. We’ll hear from them next.

-Commercial Break-

Video: WrestleMania 40 broke all kinds of records for WWE.

The Judgment Day celebrates their WrestleMania successes

Finn Bálor, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh of the Judgment Day are standing in the ring. The crowd is loudly booing them. Bálor says to all the haters, doubters, the people who thought Rhea couldn’t beat Becky Lynch, and the people who thought Damian Priest would never cash in Money in the Bank and become Señor World Heavyweight Champion, they were all wrong. Bálor laughs at the crowd. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio grabs the microphone to LOUD boos. Mysterio shouts, “And STILL Women’s World Champion, my Mami, Rhea Ripley!”

Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring. Ripley gets in the ring and embraces her Judgment Day stablemates. A loud “Mami” chant fires up. Ripley says WrestleMania was almost perfect. They have a few new problems they need to deal with, but two things came out of this weekend. One is that Mami is always on top. The other one is that this is a new era for the Judgment Day. Bálor presents the new World Heavyweight Champion, Damian Priest.


World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. As Priest gets in, a “You deserve it” chant picks up. Priest says, “You’re damn right I do.” Priest refers to himself and Ripley as “The Terror Twins.” They always rise to the occasion. The world needs to follow suit and rise for the Judgment Day.

All of a sudden, R-Truth stands between Priest and Ripley with his Raw Tag Team Championship! The crowd roars. Priest says they’re not doing this again. R-Truth says he brought the Raw Tag Team Championship back to the Judgment Day. R-Truth wants to change subjects. They’re a little picky about picking people for the group. R-Truth is only one half of the Raw Tag Team Champs.

Raw Tag Team Champion The Miz makes his way to the ring. The Miz says he doesn’t want to be in Judgment Day. R-Truth doesn’t want to be either. Priest shouts that R-Truth isn’t in the Judgment Day, but R-Truth shouts that he is. The Miz gets in the ring and pulls R-Truth to his side. The crowd chants, “Yes, he is.” Miz says since they’re introducing new champions, he wants to introduce to Judgment Day and Philadelphia the new Raw Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth.

Bálor says it’s funny that Awesome Truth will have the shortest Tag Title reigns. Since they spoiled their celebration, they can put their Raw Tag Team Titles on the line right here and now. R-Truth says they can’t because there are only three of them. Bálor is confused. The Miz asks if R-Truth is talking about a real person and not Little Jimmy. R-Truth says they can have a 6-man Tag Team Match against him, The Miz, and the guy you can’t see. The crowd roars. McDonagh wants to get this right. The two of them and an invisible man against the Judgment Day… McDonagh agrees to the match.

The Miz says he wants to physically see their partner. R-Truth starts to introduce this person, but Judgment Day attacks Miz and R-Truth. R-Truth and Miz are sent out of the ring. The Judgment Day stands tall in the ring.

-Commercial Break-

3-on-2 Handicap Match
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh) vs. Raw Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth)

We join this match in progress. Mysterio is hitting R-Truth with the Three Amigos, but R-Truth fights out of the third. Mysterio cuts him off and tags in JD McDonagh. McDonagh stomps R-Truth down until the referee backs him up. The Miz runs into the ring to help, but the referee holds him back. McDonagh chokes R-Truth on the middle rope before applying a rear chin lock. R-Truth fights up, but McDonagh pulls him down by the hair. Mysterio quickly tags in and stomps away at R-Truth for a two-count. Mysterio whips R-Truth to the corner and charges, but R-Truth sidesteps him.

The Miz tags in and hits Mysterio with a springboard cross-body block. Miz knocks McDonagh off the apron and attacks Mysterio in the corner. Miz connects with his trademark corner clothesline. Bálor tries to attack, but Miz boots him down. Miz his Mysterio with a kneeling DDT while giving McDonagh a regular DDT. Miz covers Mysterio for a two-count. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale on Mysterio, but he gets out. Miz elbows Mysterio back, but he’s quickly taken down by Bálor. The referee didn’t see that. Bálor pulls Miz out of the ring and double-teams him with McDonagh. They whip Miz into the LED apron.

-Commercial Break-

Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: They get Miz in the ring. Bálor tags in and punches away at Miz. Miz tries to fight back, but he’s quickly cut off. McDonagh tags in and takes it to the Miz. Mysterio tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Bálor quickly tags in and attacks Miz. Bálor elbows Miz in the head and chokes him on the middle rope. The referee backs Bálor up, so Mysterio gets some cheap shots in. Bálor goes to suplex Miz into the ring, but Miz fights it. Miz goes for a sunset flip, but Bálor rolls through and hits a basement dropkick for a two-count. Bálor puts Miz in the corner and tags Mysterio in. Mysterio starts the Three Amigos and successfully completes it for a two-count. Bálor tags in and applies a chin lock.

Back from the break, Miz fights out of a chin lock and punches Bálor back. Bálor stops him from making a tag and knees Miz. They then take each other with a double clothesline. McDonagh quickly tags in and stops Miz from making a tag. Miz kicks him away and goes to tag R-Truth, but Mysterio pulls R-Truth off the apron. Bálor and Mysterio double-team R-Truth at ringside. McDonagh mounts Miz and punches away at him. McDonagh gets up and flexes his muscles.


John Cena runs down and gets on the apron. Cena grabs the tag rope, and Miz makes the hot tag. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits McDonagh with a pair of shoulder tackles, followed by a back suplex powerbomb. Bálor runs in, and R-Truth hits a back suplex powerbomb. Mysterio runs in, and Miz catches him with a back suplex powerbomb. This is a childhood dream for R-Truth to team up with his hero, even though he’s older than Cena. They hit a triple 5 Knuckle Shuffle, which Michael Cole calls a 15 Knuckle Shuffle. They then hit a trio of Attitude Adjustments on the Judgment Day for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champions The Miz and R-Truth, and John Cena

John Cena celebrates with Raw Tag Team Champions The Miz and R-Truth.

Video: “Big” Bronson Reed won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal this past Friday on SmackDown.

Backstage Segment

“Big” Bronson Reed says Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, and “Main Event” Jey Uso will find out who the real World Heavyweight Champion should be.

-Commercial Break-

WrestleMania weekend had a total of five events with 201,924 people combined attending.

Backstage Segment

Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio are walking backstage. Mysterio is not happy that John Cena actually showed up. Ripley says Cena isn’t their problem. Mysterio put his faith in Andrade and was betrayed. She asks if he’s going to handle it. Mysterio says he’ll talk to Adam Pearce and walks off.

All of a sudden, a chair comes flying and hits Ripley in the head! Liv Morgan is the one who threw it. Morgan viciously attacks Ripley until WWE officials break it up. Mysterio runs over and checks on Mami. The camera walks out to the arena. We see Candice Michelle and Indi Hartwell in the ring. The camera walks through the crowd and goes to ringside.

Non-Title Match
Indi Hartwell w/ Candice LeRae vs. NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez

The bell rings, and Perez goes for a handshake. Hartwell goes to oblige, but Perez instead slaps her in the face. Perez ducks an attack from Hartwell and jumps on her back. Hartwell backs her to the corner, but Perez won’t let go. Hartwell slams her off and connects with a shoulder tackle. Hartwell goes for an elbow drop, but Perez avoids it. Perez dropkicks Hartwell in the knees and clubs away at her. Hartwell grabs Perez from her knees, but Perez gets out and connects with a side leg sweep for a two-count. Perez grabs the leg and kicks her in the knee a few times. Hartwell quickly kicks her back, but Perez grabs the leg again. Hartwell hits another kick and powers her down.

Hartwell connects with a clothesline and some jabs. Perez avoids a corner clothesline and hits a running uppercut. Hartwell sends Perez into the ropes for a big boot, but LeRae sweeps Perez’s feet. Hartwell is not happy LeRae did that. Perez quickly rakes Hartwell’s eyes and kicks her in the midsection. Perez connects with Pop Rocks for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez

Indi Hartwell angrily stares at Candice LeRae.

Video: Highlights from WrestleMania 40 weekend.

Backstage Segment

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is walking backstage. “Main Event” Jey Uso greets him and congratulates him on the win. Zayn congratulates Jey on his big win as well. They slap hands.

-Commercial Break-

Backstage Segment

NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez is sauntering around backstage. Natalya stops her and says she’ll see her tomorrow on NXT. Perez corrects her and says she’ll see her on her show.

Sami Zayn celebrates winning the WWE Intercontinental Championship

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn makes his entrance to a big ovation. This past Saturday at WrestleMania Night One, Zayn defeated Gunther, ending his record-breaking Intercontinental Championship reign at 666 days.

The crowd sings Zayn’s song before chanting his name. Zayn starts to speak, but he’s cut off by a “You deserve it” chant. Zayn says he’s been lucky at WrestleMania and done some historic things. This year, he really wanted to do something historic at WrestleMania and thinks he did. That’s not entirely true because the person who really made history is Gunther. You can boo him, but you can’t take this away from him: 666 days as champion. Gunther is, without question, the best Intercontinental Champion of all time. But guess what? Zayn beat him.

The crowd sings, “Ole.” Zayn says he can’t take all the credit and had a lot of help from the people. There were times he didn’t believe in himself, but they did. They helped him win the title. Seeing his wife and son at the curtain before he walked out helped him. Seeing his brother, Kevin Owens, firing him up at the curtain helped him. One other guy helped him out.

Imperium’s music hits. Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci walk out. Kaiser says that for the past two years, the Ring General has put all his heart and dedication into making the Intercontinental Championship the most prestigious championship in all of WWE. It breaks Kaiser’s heart to see somebody like Zayn holding that championship right now. Zayn looks like all the peasants in Philadelphia tonight. Kaiser sarcastically congratulates the WWE Universe on having an Intercontinental Champion who looks like a bum. Kaiser and Vinci begin to circle the ring.


Chad Gable runs down to the ring to stand by Zayn’s side. The crowd is into Gable’s catchphrases.

-Commercial Break-

Video: Sheamus is returning soon.

Tag Team Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn and Chad Gable vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci)

The bell rings, and Chad Gable starts against Giovanni Vinci. Gable twists out of a hold and quickly takes Vinci down. Gable hooks the arm and rolls him up for a two-count. Gable quickly comes off the second rope with a cross-body block. Gable hits an arm drag and applies an armbar. Vinci gets out. Gable hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline, but Vinci hits a Sudden Impact cross-body block. Ludwig Kaiser tags in and bounces Gable in the corner. Kaiser blocks a kick and punches Gable in the face. Kaiser clubs Gable in the back of the neck and stomps him. Kaiser peacocks around the ring, so Gable hits a back body drop.

Sami Zayn tags in and hits a flying ax handle. Zayn bounces him in the corner and comes off the second rope with a flying elbow to the head. Kaiser quickly gets Zayn in the corner and tags Vinci in. Vinci stomps and uppercuts Zayn. Zayn fights Imperium off, but Vinci quickly hooks the head. Zayn drops down and leapfrogs him before sending him over the top rope. Kaiser blind tags in and charges, but Zayn sends him over the top rope. Gable comes off the top rope with a flying double clothesline to the floor on Imperium. Gable splashes Vinci for a two-count. Zayn tags in, but Imperium soon gets the upper hand. They sandwich Zayn, who is up in the tree of woe, with stereo dropkicks.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Zayn gets out of a chin lock with a Blue Thunder Bomb.

Gable and Vinci tag in. Gable takes it to Vincii with strikes before kicking him in the midsection. Gable hits a blockbuster neckbreaker. Gable hits Kaiser with an invested atomic drop, followed by an exploder suplex. Vinci meets the same fate. Gable sends Kaisier over-the-top rope with a WILD cross-body block. Gable connects with a cannonball off the apron. Gable goes to the top rope and hits Vinci with a flying head-butt for a two-count. Gable goes for a moonsault, but he lands on his feet when Vinci moves. Kaiser blind tags in and kicks Gable in the face. Vinci hits a big back suplex. Imperium hits a European Powerbomb, but Zayn breaks up the pin.

Imperium gets Zayn out of the ring and sets up for another European Powerbomb, but Gable fights out. Gable catches Kaiser flying out of midair with a German Suplex. Zayn and Gable then hit Kaiser and Vinci, respectively, with German Suplexes. Zayn tags in and takes Vinci down for an Ankle Lock. Kaiser pulls Gable off the apron and gets in the ring to kick Zayn in the head. Kaiser punches away at Zayn before Gable cuts him off. Kaiser sends Gable out of the ring. Zayn clotheslines Kaiser over the top rope and hits Vinci with an exploder in the corner. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick, but he instead tags Gable in. Zayn hits Vinci with a Helluva Kick. Gable then hits Vinci with Chaos Theory for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn and Chad Gable

Video: Highlights from WrestleMania 40 weekend.

Backstage Segment

“Main Event” Jey Uso says WrestleMania was personal, but he came out on top. Tonight, it’s all about him. If you want to see him compete for the World Heavyweight Championship, give him a “YEET.” The crowd obliges.

Elsewhere backstage, Ricochet is shown warming up.

Raw General Manager’s Office

Raw General Manager Adam Pearce, SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis, and NXT General Manager Ava are talking to Andrade. Andrade shakes hands and walks off. Chelsea Green walks in, and Pearce asks if anyone wants to make a trade. Green is furious that she wasn’t on the biggest WrestleMania of all time. Pearce says he has a special match for her. Green wants someone worthy of the spotlight. Pearce says her moment awaits. Green is positively giddy and walks off. The General Managers laugh.

-Commercial Break-

WWE highlights all of the cities they’ve sold out across the country. This is the 17th consecutive televised sellout.

“A Storm is coming.”

Chelsea Green vs. Jade Cargill

Chelsea Green is furious that she is supposed to face Jade Cargill. Green shouts that she didn’t ask for this and wants the match called off. Cargill pump kicks her down and hits Jaded for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Jade Cargill

Video: More highlights from WrestleMania 40.

Backstage Segment

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn walks up to Chad Gable, who is standing with Otis, Akira Tozawa, and Maxxine Dupri of Alpha Academy. Zayn asks if they can have a moment. Alpha Academy walks off. Zayn says they should be square after giving him the match tonight. Zayn had it won and gave it to him on a silver platter. Gable looks confused. Zayn says he’s kidding. He knows what Gable means when he says he owes him. Zayn holds the Intercontinental Championship up and says he’ll put the title on the line against Gable next week in Zayn’s hometown of Montreal. Gable shakes hands and can’t wait.

Drew McIntyre addresses his WrestleMania victory and defeat

Drew McIntyre charges down to the ring. What happened last night was complete and utter BS. 5 minutes and 46 seconds… that’s how long his moment lasted. It’s 5 minutes longer than most of them last in bed, so the crowd can shut it. He may not like Seth Rollins all the time, but he respects his convictions. Rollins went out on his shield. They shared a moment that only warriors knew. McIntyre thanks him. Then that “Bondage Undertaker” Damian Priest screwed it all up. McIntyre says that Money in the Bank briefcase is a joke. It cost him the World Title twice. It cheapens everything Rollins did, as well as McIntyre. McIntyre is coming after him. Priest is a transitional champion. That belt is coming home to him.

Priest may have had the contract, but he didn’t cause that finish. The one that caused it is that “prick” CM Punk. He told Punk he’d win that title and have a moment with his family before rubbing it in his face. It was no accident he was within striking distance of Punk. Punk did nothing at all as he did. The second he took his eyes off Punk, he swept his feet, took off the metal brace, and bashed him in the face. If Punk thought tearing his tricep was bad, he’ll be gone for a few months. McIntyre will come after him and his body. His entire body is his weakest part.

“Main Event” Jey Uso’s music interrupts him. An absolutely irate McIntyre grabs a steel chair and angrily throws it at ringside.

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Next week on Raw, Andrade battles “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. Sami Zayn will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Chad Gable.

#1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match
Drew McIntyre vs. “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. “Big” Bronson Reed vs. Ricochet

The bell rings, and everyone starts to brawl. Jey Uso’s ribs are heavily taped after spearing Jimmy Uso off the stage during the WrestleMania main event. Everyone is cleared from the ring except for Ricochet. Ricochet wipes all three men out with a somersault dive to the floor!

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: McIntyre soon attacks Ricochet and drives him into the barricade. McIntyre pulls Ricochet’s shirt over his head and chops the chest. McIntyre drops him face-first on the commentary table. McIntyre tries to lawn-dart him into the ring post, but Ricochet slides off and shoves him headfirst into the ring post. In the ring, Reed takes Jey down and steps on his throat. Reed gets Jey in the corner and shoulders away at the injured ribs. A table is slid into the ring. McIntyre attacks Ricochet and gets him in the ring. McIntyre chops Ricochet in the corner and taunts the crowd. Reed sends Jey to the corner and goes for a running shoulder, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first when Jey moves. Ricochet takes it to McIntyre and rocks him with a kick. McIntyre quickly comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. McIntyre picks the table up and leans it in the corner. McIntyre lifts Ricochet up for a slam through the table, but Ricochet slides off.

Back from the break, McIntyre folds Ricochet up like an accordion with a powerbomb. 1… 2… Jey breaks up the pin. McIntyre attacks Jey and charges, but Jey sends him over the top rope. Jey teases a dive, but Reed avalanches him in the ring. Reed drops an elbow and taunts the crowd. Reed peppers Jey with strikes and hits a running hip attack in the corner. Ricochet gets on the apron, but Reed punches him down. Reed sets up for a powerbomb on Jey, but Jey slides out. Jey superkicks him, and Reed is wobbly by the table. Jey goes for a Spear through the table, but Reed blocks it. Reed picks Jey up and uses him to knock Ricochet off the apron. Reed then slams Jey through the table in the corner!

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Reed kicks Jey out of the ring, which is odd because he should be trying to pin him. Reed goes to Ricochet, who kicks him in the head twice and sends him to the corner with a springboard dropkick. Ricochet charges and hits a running forearm. Ricochet connects with another running forearm. Attempting a third, Reed hits a uranage out of the corner. Reed pulls Ricochet up and head-butts him down. Ricochet quickly kicks him in the midsection, but Reed blocks one and pulls him off the ropes to slam him down. Reed applies a neck cravat. Ricochet fights up and punches out. Reed knocks him back with a forearm and charges, but Ricochet sidesteps him to get him out of the ring. Ricochet then dropkicks McIntyre off the apron. Ricochet connects with an ax handle off the apron to McIntyre. McIntyre chops the chest, but Ricochet chops back. McIntyre quickly cuts him off, and press slams him onto the barricade. McIntyre chops away at the chest and knocks him into the front row. McIntyre stands on the steel steps and taunts the crowd. Ricochet emerges from the front row, and McIntyre gets him in the ring. Ricochet quickly sweeps the feet.

Back from the final break of the evening, Reed attacks Ricochet in the ring. Ricochet goes for a handspring back elbow, but Reed blocks it. Ricochet fights out and hits a flipping dropkick. McIntyre runs in, and Ricochet hits a backflip dropkick, followed by a kick to the head. Ricochet goes back and forth, hitting McIntyre and Reed. McIntyre quickly grabs Ricochet and hits a big overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Reed then grabs Ricochet and throws him over McIntyre’s head.

McIntyre and Reed go face-to-face. The crowd starts to buzz. They exchange forearms and chops. Reed avalanches him into the corner. Reed sends him to the opposite corner and charges, but McIntyre sidesteps him. McIntyre hits Reed with a MASSIVE Michinoku Driver! 1… 2… Jey breaks it up. Jey ducks a clothesline from McIntyre and superkicks him. Ricochet joins Jey, and they hit stereo superkicks on McIntyre. Reed joins in, and they give McIntyre a triple superkick! Jey and Ricochet hit Reed with two pairs of superkicks. They then turn on each other with knee attacks to the head. Reed turns Ricochet inside out with a clothesline. Jey then hits Reed with a Spear! 1… 2… McIntyre breaks it up. In breaking up the pin, McIntyre also hit Jey in his injured ribs.

The crowd starts to chant, “This is awesome.” McIntyre puts Jey on the top rope and goes for a massive superplex. Jey fights it and crotches McIntyre on the top rope. Jey knocks McIntyre into the tree of woe. Ricochet jumps over McIntyre and grabs Jey, but Jey head-butts him away. McIntyre sits up and hits Jey with a belly-to-belly superplex. Ricochet dropkicks McIntyre, who is still in the tree of woe. Reed grabs Ricochet and powerbombs him into Ricochet, who is still in the tree of woe! Reed hits Ricochet with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. A furious Reed hits Ricochet with a senton splash before heading to the top rope. McIntyre pulls Reed down, but Reed kicks him to ringside. Reed then hits a shoulder tackle off the apron. Reed clears the commentary table. McIntyre hits Reed with a Glasgow Kiss and drives him into the ring post. McIntyre hits another Glasgow Kiss to knock Reed onto the table. McIntyre turns, and Jey wipes him out with a suicide dive.

Jey heads to the top rope, but Ricochet kicks him down to ringside. Ricochet looks over and sees Reed on the table. Reed stands on the top rope and hits a 450 SPLASH ONTO REED THROUGH THE TABLE! The table breaks awkwardly, and Ricochet’s ribs are hung up on one of the pieces. Ricochet is in a lot of pain.

In the ring, McIntyre and Jey exchange right hands. McIntyre quickly floors him with a Future Shock DDT before doing a kip-up. McIntyre counts down for a Claymore Kick, but he’s stopped. CM PUNK IS HOLDING HIS ANKLE! Jey superkicks McIntyre and connects with a Spear! Jey heads to the top rope for an Uso Splash! 1… 2… 3!

Winner by Pinfall: “Main Event” Jey Uso

CM Punk is extremely happy with himself after screwing Drew McIntyre again. Jey Uso is the #1 Contender for Damian Priest’s World Heavyweight Championship.

Quick Match Results

— NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov def. Shinsuke Nakamura (non-title)
— Raw Tag Team Champions The Miz and R-Truth, and John Cena def. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
— NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez def. Indi Hartwell (non-title)
— WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn and Chad Gable def. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci) in a Tag Team Match
— Jade Cargill def. Chelsea Green
— “Main Event” Jey Uso def. Drew McIntyre, “Big” Bronson Reed, and Ricochet in a #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match

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