In the wake of last week’s thrilling WWE chaos, the anticipation for WrestleMania 40 is soaring to new heights. With the Elimination Chamber on the horizon and the tag team division ablaze with excitement, the WWE landscape is buzzing with speculation and excitement. Here are the highlights of what to expect from this week’s editions of RAW and SmackDown.
WWE RAW Showdown: Tag team showdown and Gunther title celebrations, alongside Cody Rhodes vs. Shinsuke Nakamura bout
This week’s edition of the red brand promises to be spectacular, as RAW will take place in St. Louis, Missouri. RAW promises to deliver electrifying showdowns and surprising twists. Fans are eagerly awaiting Cody Rhodes’ monumental decision after his surprising move to put forward The Rock as Roman Reigns’ WrestleMania opponent. Will Rhodes clarify his intentions, possibly targeting Seth Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship as Rollins had proposed earlier?
RAW will also feature a high-stakes fatal 4-way tag team match to determine the next contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. With Imperium, New Day, DIY, and The Creed Brothers set to collide, the stakes couldn’t be higher. The victorious team will earn the right to challenge Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate for the coveted titles at an upcoming SmackDown event.
In the women’s division, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter seek redemption as they aim to reclaim the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship from The Kabuki Warriors. With Bayley no longer at ringside, will Asuka and Kairi Sane be able to retain their titles on RAW?
Meanwhile, Gunther‘s remarkable 600-day reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion will be celebrated in grand style. Elsewhere, The Miz looks to continue his winning streak against JD McDonagh. Meanwhile, Alpha Academy clashes with The Viking Raiders in a thrilling mixed tag team encounter.
Shockingly, RAW General Manager Adam Pearce has announced a Bull Rope match between Cody Rhodes and Shinsuke Nakamura. This announcement follows Nakamura’s ambush on Rhodes at a recent live event in Knoxville, Tennessee.
WWE SmackDown Showdown: Tag team showdown for title shot & next challenger for Logan Paul United States Championship
As WWE Friday Night SmackDown prepares to take center stage at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, the excitement is palpable. With WrestleMania 40 drawing ever closer, the stakes have never been higher.
Fresh off their victory in a tag team qualifier match on last SmackDown, Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate will face the winners of the RAW tag team match. With their sights set on advancing to the Elimination Chamber, Dunne and Bate are determined to seize the spotlight.
Meanwhile, SmackDown GM Nick Aldis will announce the next challenger for United States Champion Logan Paul. After Paul’s controversial victory over Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble, speculation arises about who will step up to challenge Paul next.
In a shocking turn of events, Bayley has turned her back on her former ally, Damage CTRL. She has set her sights on IYO Sky’s Women’s Championship. Tensions between Bayley and IYO are reaching a boiling point. As such, the clash at WrestleMania 40 promises to be an epic showdown between the two stars.
A press event will be held in Las Vegas this Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 4 p.m. PT. Here, WWE Champion Roman Reigns and The Rock will come face to face ahead of their highly anticipated showdown at WrestleMania. Thus, fans can expect sparks to fly as they prepare to witness history in the making.
As the road to WrestleMania 40 heats up, the WWE Universe is bracing for a whirlwind of excitement and drama. With each match, every confrontation, and major twists and turns, the stage is set for the most thrilling WrestleMania yet.