Live from Albany’s MVP Arena, WWE RAW on December 4, 2023, delivered a thrilling show, capped with some groundbreaking revelations and intense in-ring action. The night’s commentary team, Michael Cole and Wade Barrett, guided us through a series of matches that kept the fans on the edge of their seats.
As the Superstars battled in the squared circle, Drew McIntyre showcased his dominance with a stunning Claymore Kick to pin Sami Zayn. Nia Jax reminded everyone of her destructive prowess, putting away Shayna Baszler with the Annihilator in a decisive pinfall victory.
In gripping tag team action, the Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match saw DIY’s Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano claiming victory over Imperium members Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser, 2 Falls to 1. Kaiser snagged the initial fall for his team with some sly tactics, but Gargano evened the score, taking advantage of a momentary Imperium lapse. The decisive third fall arrived when DIY connected with their signature Meet in the Middle to secure the win.
Additionally, Kayden Carter and Katana Chance showcased their dynamic partnership, defeating Tegan Nox and Natayla with a swift Kickstand. The formidable Creed Brothers, Julius and Brutus Creed, dispatched Judgement Day’s JD McDonagh and Dominik Mysterio using the Brutus Ball.
The main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship saw the reigning champion Seth Rollins retain his title against Jey Uso, striking with the Curb Stomp for a monumental pinfall.
Monday’s RAW wasn’t just about the matches—it also featured a compelling confrontation between Cody Rhodes and Shinsuke Nakamura. After Nakamura’s shocking red mist attack on Rhodes the prior week, the audience witnessed an intense in-ring segment. Rhodes accepted the blame, recognizing he was a prime target due to his bold declaration for next year’s Men’s Royal Rumble.
When Nakamura appeared on the big screen after a dramatic blackout, he explained his actions, drawing parallels between their careers and their respective setbacks at WrestleMania. He made his intentions clear: he planned to finish Rhodes’ story in a way he never had the chance to complete his own.
Responding to Nakamura’s intent, Rhodes expressed neither fear nor respect, emphasizing his readiness to settle their differences in the ring. Fans were tantalized by the prospect of witnessing these two Superstars clash, with their match scheduled for the following week’s RAW in Cleveland, Ohio.
Amidst the tension and rivalry, a major announcement electrified the WWE Universe—CM Punk is set to return to RAW. Initially advertised for an appearance on SmackDown, Punk’s presence was assured for next week’s RAW show by RAW General Manager Adam Pearce during a backstage conversation with Jey Uso.
Pearce expressed eagerness to sign Punk to an exclusive RAW contract, matching the earlier exclusive deal signed by Randy Orton with SmackDown. As excitement builds for next week’s show in Cleveland, Ohio, fans and Superstars alike eagerly anticipate the impact CM Punk’s return will have on the landscape of RAW.
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