WWE Raw Recap: Cody Rhodes Faces Turmoil with Support from Seth Rollins

On the latest episode of WWE Raw, Cody Rhodes found himself embroiled in a web of challenges and alliances, with the World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins stepping in to lend his support. Here’s a rundown of the key moments and matches from the action-packed night:

 

Rhodes’ Allies and Enemies:

  • Rhodes expressed gratitude to the fans for their vocal support amidst speculation about his WrestleMania 40 opponent, addressing the possibility of facing Roman Reigns.
  • Seth Rollins, weary of Reigns’ dominance, threw his weight behind Rhodes, pledging to stand by his side against Reigns and The Rock, potentially setting the stage for a blockbuster tag team match.
  • Backstage, Rhodes thanked Sami Zayn for his solidarity and wished him luck in his match against Drew McIntyre and Shinsuke Nakamura.

In-Ring Action:

  • Zayn clashed with Nakamura in a hard-fought battle, but ultimately fell victim to the Kinshasa, giving Nakamura a crucial victory.
  • Post-match, Rhodes intervened to save Zayn from a beatdown, delivering a Cody Cutter to McIntyre and a Cross Rhodes to Nakamura, ending the show on a dramatic note.

Other Highlights:

  • Jey Uso and The New Day emerged victorious against Imperium in a thrilling tag team clash.
  • Bobby Lashley secured his spot in the men’s Elimination Chamber match with a decisive victory over Bronson Reed.
  • Liv Morgan earned her place in the women’s Elimination Chamber match with a victory over Zoey Stark.
  • LA Knight also qualified for the men’s Elimination Chamber match by defeating Ivar in singles action.
  • Andrade showcased his skills in a captivating vignette, teasing his impending return to the ring.

Overall Grade: B+

  • WWE Raw delivered a solid episode with compelling story developments and exciting matches. Rollins’ endorsement of Rhodes added intrigue to the WrestleMania buildup, while the interactions between Rhodes, Zayn, McIntyre, and Nakamura set the stage for potential future conflicts. The show also featured strong performances from other Superstars, setting the stage for the upcoming Elimination Chamber matches.

 

As the road to WrestleMania unfolds, tensions are rising, alliances are forming, and the stage is set for an electrifying showdown on the grandest stage of them all.