WWE Make Odd Brock Lesnar Claim On SmackDown

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar decimated Cody Rhodes on Monday Night Raw and now WWE has offered a bizarre reason as to why Lesnar was upset with The American Nightmare.

On Monday Night Raw, Reigns, Sikoa, and Paul Heyman made their way to the ring to revel in The Tribal Chief’s victory but Cody Rhodes was on hand to interrupt. After asking for a rematch on the show and being turned down, Rhodes suggested a tag team match with Roman Reigns and his enforcer.

Paul Heyman laid down two stipulations for such a match, Rhodes’ partner must have competed over WrestleMania weekend and the person who joined Rhodes would never be able to challenge Reigns for his championships, severely limiting the field. However, The Wise Man didn’t factor in Brock Lesnar.

Lesnar is already barred from challenging Reigns after losing to him at SummerSlam in 2022 and he marched to the ring with a smile on his face and embraced Cody Rhodes. In hindsight, perhaps a bit too enthusiastically.

Reigns and Sikoa came to the ring for the main event followed by Rhodes and Lesnar but before the match could start, The Beast Incarnate took out Rhodes with an F-5 before going on to decimate him with a steel chair while The Bloodline crept away quietly.

On SmackDown, Wade Barrett attempted to explain Lesnar’s actions, saying that The Beast Incarnate was frustrated opening night two of WrestleMania against Omos while Rhodes main evented against Reigns. While that might bare out in storyline, that was never mentioned before SmackDown and in 2019 Brock Lesnar demanded to open the show since he wasn’t in the main event of WrestleMania 35.