On this week’s post-Backlash edition of RAW, Brock Lesnar brutally assaulted Cody Rhodes.
During the ending moments of the Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes match in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament, Cody had Miz pinned, but Lesnar pulled Cody out of the ring and hit the F5.
Finn then hit his finisher on Miz and won the match. Lesnar then hit another F5 on Cody, this time through the announce table.
Lesnar then picked up the mic and told Cody to look at his face, which had staples on the forehead and a black eye. Lesnar then challenged Cody to a “Fight” at Night Of Champions.
Fightful Select reported the following on how WWE hid Lesnar from the crowd when bringing him to ringside:
“Brock Lesnar was disguised with two other rather large stagehands to get him ringside for the spot. They pushed a trunk ringside to hide him.”
Later in the night, Cathy Kelley asked Cody how he feels about getting eliminated from the World Title tournament. Cody said this was the second time Brock has attacked him for no reason.
Cody said the reason Brock attacked him is because he broke The Beast’s monopoly over the main event scene in WWE because he has been the man since returning to WWE in every metric.
The American Nightmare then accepted The Beast’s challenge for a ‘fight’ at Night Of Champions.