Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar threw down in the main event of Backlash, and that was quite a way to end the show. Brock Lesnar had a crimson mask by the time the night was over, but that was all part of the plan.

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Sean Sapp reported behind Fightful’s paywall that WWE planned Brock Lesnar’s blood spot. The Beast Incarnate was supposed to bleed, and that is exactly what happened, much to Brandi Rhodes’ surprise.

There were also rumors out there that Brock Lesnar was supposed to squash Cody Rhodes in early plans. The report also went on to address those rumors and shut them down.


The Cody Rhodes match with Brock Lesnar was faced with a lot of questions. We’re told that blood was planned for the match. WWE sources at least claimed that things went the way they were supposed to. Contrary to rumors, Cody Rhodes was never scheduled to be squashed at Backlash.

Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes could very well have more to their rivalry. After all, a roll-up pinfall is never a perfect way to end things between two top competitors.

With WWE Night of Champions coming up on May 27th in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it seems that WWE might have a ready-made big match that they can add to the card.

What’s your take on Brock Lesnar bleeding at WWE Backlash? Sound off in the comments!

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