It appears Cody Rhodes isn’t quite finished with Brock Lesnar after WWE Backlash. During the triple threat match on “WWE Raw,” between Rhodes, Finn Balor, and the Miz, Lesnar cost Rhodes the match. But, more than costing Rhodes an opportunity at the new World Heavyweight Championship, he put Rhodes through the announcers’ table with an F5.
Lesnar mockingly asked Rhodes, “What do you want to talk about?” and then asked him to look at his stitched-up face. Ultimately, Lesnar challenged Rhodes to a “fight,” at the upcoming Night of Champions premium live event.
The attack comes after Rhodes’ victory over Lesnar at Backlash. During the match, Rhodes busted Lesnar’s head wide open and found himself and the ring covered in Lesnar’s blood. Eventually, “The American Nightmare” picked up the win by leveraging Lesnar’s Kimura Lock into a pinfall.
Lesnar’s loss to Rhodes marked the first time he’s been pinned in a non-title match since his loss to Goldberg at Survivor Series in 2016. Additionally, Rhodes joins the small number of stars to have pinned Lesnar since his return to WWE in 2012.
Though Rhodes is out of the running to be the inaugural WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the tournament will continue on Friday’s “SmackDown,” which will feature two Triple Threat Matches. One between Edge, A.J. Styles, and Rey Mysterio, and another between United States Champion Austin Theory, Bobby Lashley, and Sheamus.
Whoever emerges from that side of the bracket will face the representative from “Raw” in the tournament final for the new title at Night of Champions.