Cody Rhodes, the winner of the men’s Royal Rumble, opened RAW with his first appearance on the show since tearing his pectoral muscle last year.
Cody spoke about his history in wrestling and then acknowledged that his song says, “wrestling has more than one royal family,” but for him to feel validated, he needs to beat Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
As Cody was finishing, the Judgment Day’s music hit. Damian Priest, Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio came out to taunt Cody until he agreed to wrestle one of the members of Judgment Day tonight. Edge then came out and attacked everyone on the stage. Rhodes joined the fight and took down Balor as the show went to a break.