Cody Rhodes was able to narrowly escape Saturday’s Backlash pay-per-view with a win over Brock Lesnar. “The American Nightmare” launched an attack on “The Beast’ before the bell even rang, raining down shots with the ringside steel steps, the cover for the commentary table and a steel chair. Lesnar took control not long after the bell rang, nailing Rhodes with over a dozen suplexes.
However, one of those suplexes saw Rhodes inadvertently rip a turnbuckle pad off the post. Rhodes would later send Lesnar careening into the exposed metal, busting the former UFC Heavyweight Champion open. Cody would then nail a pair of CrossRhodes for a two count, then escape defeat by kicking out when Lesnar countered with an F5. Lesnar then appied a kimura lock, but Rhodes rolled forward to keep Lesnar down for the three count.
WWE Backlash 2023 Results
- Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair def. Iyo Sky
- Seth Rollins def. Omos
- United States Championship: Austin Theory def. Bobby Lashley & Bronson Reed
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Rhea Ripley def. Zelina Vega
- Bad Bunny def. Damian Priest (San Juan Street Fight)
- The Bloodline (Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) def. Matt Riddle, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
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