In one of the co-main events of WWE SummerSlam 2023, Cody Rhodes defeated Brock Lesnar to end their feud.
After the match, Lesnar showed respect to Rhodes. The Beast shook The American Nightmare’s hand, hugged him and raised his arm.
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During the post-show press conference, Cody said he’s incredibly grateful for what Brock did for him. Cody said he looks up to Lesnar the same way his father Dusty Rhodes used to look up to Harley Race.
He said he has finally found his character, and who he truly is.
What Lesnar did for him, you have to earn it, and Cody said he thinks he has earned it.
Triple H said Brock doesn’t get enough credit for being one of the greatest of all time. He implied that Lesnar hugging Rhodes and showing him respect wasn’t scripted, and it was a “holy sh*t” moment for himself, as well as the fans.
Cody’s wife Brandi Rhodes tweeted the following after Brock put over Cody:
“Well bless my soul. I’m a Brock Lesnar fan now. 🤠”
Before showing respect to Cody, Brock removed his gloves and many fans thought Brock was retiring or at least going on a long hiatus, especially since he showed respect to his opponent, which he has not done much.
However, that’s not the case.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Lesnar is booked for the Fastlane premium live event on October 7th, and that’s where his next match will be.
Some fans also believe that this was a passing of the torch moment between Lesnar and Rhodes.
However, WWF Attitude Era Legend X-Pac doesn’t believe so. After SummerSlam went off the air, the D-Generation X member appeared on Sony Sports Network’s Extra Dhamaal and said that it takes a lot more than just a handshake to pass the torch.
X-Pac said Lesnar just appreciated that Rhodes rose up to the occasion and overcame the odds.
The 2-time WWE Hall of Famer also said what Lesnar did for Rhodes means a lot, because The Beast doesn’t do that for anybody and is very stingy about these things.
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