WWE RAW Results & Highlights (4/8): Cody Rhodes Era Begins, WrestleMania 40 Fallout, More

WWE’s latest episode of ‘Monday Night RAW’ (4/8/24) went down from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cody Rhodes era begins as the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Damian Priest makes his first appearance as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and more!



  • Jey Uso def. Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, and Bronson Reed — WWE World Heavyweight Championship Eliminator
  • Ilja Dragunov def. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Jade Cargill def. Chelsea Green
  • Roxanne Perez def. Indi Hartwell
  • John Cena, R-Truth, and The Miz def. The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh)
  • Sami Zayn & Chad Gable def. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)


  • Triple H kicks off the show. HHH thanks the WWE Universe for making WrestleMania 40 the biggest show in WWE history and introduces the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Cody Rhodes. HHH shows Cody a special video package that production put together in honor of his career leading up to this point. Cody is visibly emotional and HHH makes his exit. After a lengthy promo, Cody is interrupted by The Rock, who asks Cody to hold the WWE Title. Cody hands The Rock his title but says he wants to hold The Rock’s custom title, to which Rock obliges. The pair take each other’s titles back and The Rock says the WWE Title fits perfectly on his shoulder. The Rock says Cody’s story ended with Roman Reigns ended at WrestleMania 40…but when he (The Rock) comes back, he’s coming for Cody and says their story has just begun. The Rock tells Cody that he better never break his heart again and hands ‘The American Nightmare’ something before making his exit.
  • The 2024 WWE Draft was announced for Monday, April 26 and Friday, April 29.
  • Backstage, WWE Women’s World Champion, Rhea Ripley was attacked by Liv Morgan with a steel chair.
  • It’s announced that Sami Zayn will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Chad Gable, next Monday night in Zayn’s hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • A vignette hyping up the return of former WWE Champion, Sheamus was shown.