As seen on this week’s post-WrestleMania 39 edition of Monday Night RAW, Brock Lesnar attacked Cody Rhodes during a tag team match pitting Lesnar and Rhodes against Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. The match was made after Rhodes demanded a rematch against Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, which Reigns refused.
If Rhodes and Lesnar had won the match, Cody would have earned a rematch for the championship. Instead, Lesnar attacked Rhodes for nearly seven minutes, leading to the tag-team match being ruled a no-contest. This marks the first time that Lesnar has been a heel since his return to WWE at SummerSlam in 2021.
While speaking about the incident on this week’s episode of SmackDown, Wade Barrett mentioned that he “heard” Lesnar was said to have been “mad” during WrestleMania.
According to Barrett, Lesnar was furious that his match with Omos kicked off WrestleMania 39: Night Two while Rhodes was in the main event. Omos would defeat the Nigerian Giant in under five minutes to open the April 2 event.
Although Lesnar has been silent about his reasons for the attack and heel turn, it is expected that he and Rhodes will face off in a one-on-one match soon. Rumors suggest that the two will square off at WWE Backlash, which is set to take place on May 6, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This will be WWE’s first pay-per-view event in the area since New Year’s Revolution in January 2005.
Speaking of WWE Backlash, Roman Reigns is not expected to appear at WWE Backlash. Fans will have to wait and see how the storyline unfolds leading up to the event and what other surprises WWE has in store for its fans.
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