WWE's 2023 season was a remarkable journey, filled with unforgettable storylines and top-tier performances from its superstars. Monday Night RAW, despite facing criticism for repetitive segments involving The Judgment Day, managed to strike a balance with its robust showcase of top babyfaces.
As the year progressed, the quality of WWE's offerings consistently improved, leading to a string of must-watch episodes towards the year's end. Looking ahead, 2024 is shaping up to be a monumental year for WWE RAW, with the Triple H-led creative team hinting at some groundbreaking plans.
The on-screen relationship between Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio, one of the most applauded storylines in WWE TV this year, captivated audiences with their undeniable chemistry and memorable moments. However, the WWE creative team might be gearing up for a dramatic twist, potentially ending their relationship on RAW.
The breakup of these two core members of The Judgment Day, who have yet to show signs of betrayal towards each other, would be a stunning development and a defining moment for RAW in 2024.
Brock Lesnar's Retirement Rumors
In another major storyline, Brock Lesnar's last appearance at SummerSlam 2023, where he faced off against Cody Rhodes, ended in a graceful acknowledgment of his opponent.
Lesnar's recent portrayal, a blend of humor and his characteristic 'Beast Incarnate' persona, has resonated well with fans. Rumors are swirling about Lesnar considering retirement, with a potential final feud on RAW. His showdown with Gunther, the Intercontinental Champion, is highly anticipated and could lead to a fitting retirement match for Lesnar.
One of the most shocking moments of the year was Jimmy Uso's betrayal of his brother at SummerSlam, leading to a rift that has since kept them on separate brands. Their paths might converge in the men's Royal Rumble match, setting the stage for a colossal brother-versus-brother feud.
A potential WrestleMania 40 match between Jey and Jimmy Uso could elevate Jey as a formidable contender in the world championship arena. Gunther's reign as the longest-serving Intercontinental Champion in history was a highlight of 2023.
His rivalry with Chad Gable, who has shown exceptional skill and promise, could see Gable ending Gunther's dominant title run. This storyline aligns with the growing expectation that 2024 will be a breakout year for Gable, drawing comparisons to WWE legend Kurt Angle.
Lastly, Sami Zayn's role in The Bloodline storyline was a masterclass in storytelling. Having won the Undisputed Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania with Kevin Owens, Zayn has since emerged as one of the leading babyfaces on RAW.
There's growing momentum behind the idea of Zayn pursuing the World Heavyweight Championship, a storyline that could culminate in a well-deserved title run for him in 2024. As WWE RAW heads into a new year, these storylines and more promise to keep fans on the edge of their seats, solidifying RAW's status as a powerhouse of sports entertainment.