Jim Ross Reacts To Cody Rhodes-Brock Lesnar Match At SummerSlam

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Jim Ross has shared his thoughts on Cody Rhodes following his match with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

Ross described a “cool moment” as the pair battled it out in Ford Field, Detroit as WWE have set Rhodes “on his way”.

After two huge PLE battles it was time for The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes and The Beast Brock Lesnar to settle their differences once and for all at SummerSlam.

The pair did not disappoint during the eagerly anticipated match as Lesnar dominated the Grandson of a plumber.

By not giving up, Cody Rhodes not only secured the win, but had earned the respect of his opponent as Lesnar offered his hand. The post match embrace was one of the biggest talking points at the SummerSlam Press Conference and has also been on the mind of WWE’s former head of talent relations.

During the latest episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross discussed SummerSlam and could not hide his pleasure in seeing the Cody Rhodes journey and what he described as “really a cool moment” as Lesnar raised Rhodes hand after the match.

“The exclamation point to that match [was] Lesnar reaching out, raising Cody’s hand, and shaking hands. You know it was just really a cool moment.”

Ross, who joined AEW in 2019 after leaving WWE, spoke with host Conrad Thompson to share his feelings on the match and his thoughts on how WWE are booking Cody Rhodes.

“Cody’s on his way. All he’s building toward is the main event at WrestleMania next year in Philly, so I’m happy for Cody.”

Jim Ross Believes AEW All In Will “Replicate” WWE

Jim Ross has shared his pleasure at seeing the level of success WWE are enjoying and believes that their popularity will be felt across the whole industry, claiming “a rising tide lifts all boats”.

Ross is excited to be heading to London in two weeks time as AEW take over Wembley Stadium and feels that they can “replicate some” of the ways WWE have seen success in both a London based event, and in a Stadium show after SummerSlam was held at Ford Field.

“I’m glad [WWE] did well. My congratulations to them and we hope to be able to replicate some of those same traits over at Wembley Stadium.”

Ross also discussed differences backstage between AEW’s flagship shows Dynamite and Collision, as the company prepare for the two roster’s to combine at All In.

After suffering a health scare, Ross is back working across AEW programming and has been able to see up close the development of the CM Punk led Collision roster.

H/t to WrestlingInc