On WWE Raw, Cody Rhodes was attacked by Brock Lesnar who then accepted Rhodes’ challenge to a match at SummerSlam.
On Monday, July 17, 2023, the State Farm Arena was filled with excitement as the build-up to SummerSlam continued. One of the most shocking moments of the night was when Lesnar attacked Rhodes in response to a challenge laid out by Rhodes.
To open the show, Rhodes addressed his home city crowd to call out Lesnar to accept his challenge for a rubber match at SummerSlam. Lesnar had been announced to appear at Raw but he didn’t make his entrance after Rhodes called him to the ring.
Rhodes addressed his family’s wrestling heritage and also expressed his admiration for his mother who was in the front row of the crowd. Rhodes then turned his attention back to Lesnar and referenced one of his late father Dusty Rhode’s famous “Hard Times” promo.
As Rhodes was leaving the arena he embraced his family in the front row, as Rhodes hugged his mother Lesnar’s entrance music began to play, signalling the arrival of The Beast Incarnate.
However, Lesnar’s music stopped as Rhodes readied himself on the ramp. Rhodes began to make his way backstage when Lesnar’s music played again, Rhodes went behind the entranceway when a metallic thud was heard and then a steel chair was thrown out onto the stage followed by Rhodes tumbling to the ground as Lesnar stalked behind him.
Lesnar continued to beat Rhodes with the steel chair down the ramp and then at ringside, in front of Rhode’s family, Lesnar delivered an F5 followed by a Kimura Lock. Lesnar continued the beat down on Rhodes in the ring and put him into another Kimura before delivering his message.
Challenge accepted. I’ll see you at SummerSlam b****
— WWE (@WWE) July 18, 2023
In recent news, Kid Rock was confirmed to be a part of WWE SummerSlam.
Has Cody Rhodes Wrestled Brock Lesnar Before?
This is not the first match that Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar have had, the pair have wrestled twice this year. Firstly at Backlash on May 6th where Rhodes beat Lesnar in a bloody affair. The second match took place at Night of Champions on May 27th, where Lesnar got the win over Rhodes making the number of wins even between the two.
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