The return of Brock Lesnar is expected to happen very soon as he looks to continue his rivalry with Cody Rhodes.
It was at WWE Night of Champions over one month ago when we last saw Brock Lesnar. That was the night when Lesnar faced Cody Rhodes for the second time.
When Lesnar and Rhodes met for the first time at Backlash on May 6th, Cody got the win by countering a Kimura Lock as he leaned forward and was able to pin Lesnar to the mat for a three count.
Going into Night of Champions on May 27th, Lesnar had weakened Cody by targeting his left arm by using weapons and also applying the Kimura Lock. Despite the attacks by Lesnar, Cody was determined to compete that night with a black cast/brace on his left arm. Lesnar was aggressive in his attacks and made Cody pass out while in the Kimura Lock, which gave Lesnar the victory.
With their series tied 1-1, WWE fans rightly assumed that there would be a third match to likely put an end to the rivalry. However, Lesnar has been off television for more than one month and that match won’t be at Saturday’s Money in the Bank on July 1st. Cody Rhodes will face Dominik Mysterio there.
In an update on when Brock Lesnar will return to WWE programming, WRKD Wrestling is reporting that we could see “The Beast Incarnate” at Money in the Bank.
“Brock Lesnar is expected to appear at Money In The Bank to set up a third, gimmick match with Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam.”
Whether that means Lesnar will attack Cody during the match and cost him the win against Dominik is unknown. It could mean that Lesnar tries an attack after Cody wins his match too. We will have to watch Money in the Bank to find out.
As for that Brock Lesnar-Cody Rhodes SummerSlam match, it was reported earlier this month that there were discussions about having Bullrope Match, which is a gimmick match that Cody’s father Dusty Rhodes made famous. It was just a rumor, so we’ll have to see what WWE goes with as they build the SummerSlam card.
This year’s SummerSlam event takes place on Saturday, August 5th in Detroit in front of a big crowd at Ford Field, which is the home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions.