Cody Rhodes and CM Punk ignite heated in-ring exchange on 1/22 WWE RAW

As the Royal Rumble approaches, WWE is gearing up for an exciting Monday Night Raw. Airing live on January 22 from the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, this show sets the stage for the highly anticipated pay-per-view.

The Men’s Royal Rumble is proceeding without a hitch now that Cody Rhodes and CM Punk have both been confirmed. The wrestling world is still reeling after their recent verbal brawl on WWE Raw, marking their first-ever face-to-face clash.

CM Punk face to face Cody Rhodes for the first time since AEW exit

At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes made a triumphant comeback to WWE following his time as an EVP for AEW. But the Men’s Royal Rumble victory wasn’t enough to save him from Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39.

A violent confrontation led to CM Punk’s dismissal from AEW, and he will make his WWE comeback at Survivor Series 2023. Wrestling fans should expect to see him in action in the Men’s Royal Rumble.

Cody Rhodes
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During Monday Night Raw, Punk and Rhodes had an in-ring confrontation. Given that this week is regarded as Royal Rumble week, every mic-in brawl is significant, as both wrestlers are contestants for winning Royal Rumble. Punk spilled the beans on Cody’s dad Dusty Rhodes, saying he’ll be on the lookout for him rather than helping him out during the Royal Rumble.

Cody brought up their history of friendship while emphasizing that the Royal Rumble is not a place for friends. Recognizing Punk’s dedication, he compared it to his own path and drew attention to the paradox of Punk’s association with the “American dream” despite not having Dusty as his father.

WWE 2K24 cover star is none other than Cody Rhodes

While Cody Rhodes is getting ready for WrestleMania and the Royal Rumble in 2024, he takes some time to reflect on his previous accomplishments. To bring his narrative to a successful conclusion, he is putting in much work to prepare for the Royal Rumble in 2024 to outperform the other 29 wrestlers.

Cody Rhodes
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Cody’s demand on his wishlist included an odd desire to be featured on the cover of WWE 2K24, which may come true, according to an interesting post from the official WWE Twitter account. With fans anxiously following his road to WrestleMania 40, the possibility of Rhodes’ presence in WWE 2K24 ups the ante on his narrative.

Out of CM Punk and Cody Rhodes, who do you think has a better chance of winning the Royal Rumble this year? Share your thoughts in the comments. 

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