Cody Rhodes & Logan Paul Clash For WWE Title In Saudi Arabia

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Cody Rhodes and Logan Paul clashed at King & Queen of the Ring for the WWE Championship but when all was said and done, the story continued for The American Nightmare.

Cody Rhodes finished his story at WrestleMania 40 to finally become WWE Champion by defeating Roman Reigns. Since then The American Nightmare successfully defended his title at Backlash France against AJ Styles but he didn’t have to wait long to find his next challenger.

On SmackDown in Wilkes-Barre, General Manager Nick Aldis told Rhodes he was bringing out his next challenger for the WWE Title and it was current United States Champion Logan Paul who emerged.

After Cody Rhodes initially seemed to believe the match would be title vs. title, Logan Paul outsmarted Rhodes and ensured that his US Title would not be at risk, which turned out to be a very wise move.

Cody Rhodes Leaves Saudi Arabia With WWE Title

Now at King & Queen of the Ring in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Rhodes and Paul faced off in the main event.

During the match, Paul used the brass knuckles that he claimed he wouldn’t use. Despite Logan targeting Cody’s ribs throughout the match, the champion kept fighting back. At one point, Paul jumped off the top rope with a Frog Splash through the Arabic commentary table. That also led to a Frog Splash in the ring, but Cody kicked out.

After a referee bump, Cody hit a Vertebreaker and there was no referee to count the pin. When Cody faced Paul again, Paul hit a low blow uppercut to the groin. The guest ring announcer Ibrahim Al Hajjaj grabbed Paul’s leg when Paul tried a brass knuckles punch. Paul was able to kick him away. Cody managed to get back up to block a brass knuckles punch. Cody followed with the Cross Rhodes three times in a row to get the win.

It remains to be seen if Rhodes will put his gold on the line at Clash at the Castle for the next WWE Premium Live Event that is expected to be headlined by Damian Priest defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre.