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Hours After Passing Out, Even More Disappointing SummerSlam News for Cody Rhodes Emerges as WWE Puts ‘Title Shot’ Plans On Ice

Published 05/28/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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At Night of Champions Cody Rhodes lost the match, but didn’t give up. He passed out after Brock Lesnar put him in a Kimura Lock for several minutes. Since ‘The American Nightmare’ didn’t tap out and both stars have one win over each other a third match between the two is likely at one of the upcoming PLEs.

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Triple H might have plans for Rhodes, but hose plans aren’t for Money in the Bank but for SummerSlam.

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Many thought The American Nightmare was going to complete his story at WrestleMania 39. They believed Rhodes will defeat Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. However, that didn’t happen and WWE put Rhodes in a feud with Lesnar on the RAW after WrestleMania 39.

Recently, WrestleVotes suggested to GiveMeSport the future plans for Cody Rhodes. As per their report, those plans circle around the former two-time Intercontinental champion facing Lesnar at SummerSlam. 


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The report stated, “Yeah, there’s a good shot of this story could go all the way through to SummerSlam, especially if Cody and Roman’s not on a table for Ford Field. So Brock is always going to be a big-time matchup unless it’s, you know, not to take anything away from Omos but that was a one-time thing. I’d expect Brock to be back at the top of the card at some point, if not main eventing.”

It seems WWE was planning a third match between Rhodes and Lesnar. The second match in Saudi Arabia made the fans furious over WWE booking The Beast. Hence, there might be a split opinion among the fans to see a third match.

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There were speculations Lesnar and Rhodes were a one-off thing for Backlash PLE. But it continued for another match at Night of Champions and may have one more at SummerSlam. There is no news on when The American Nightmare will confront Roman Reigns again.

Will Rhodes vs Reigns happen again?


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After winning the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble WWE Rhodes challenged Reigns for his titles. Unfortunately, the 37-year-old WWE Superstar wasn’t able to defeat the Tribal Chief at WrestleMania.

Furthermore, he started the feud with Brock Lesnar the next night. Reigns is currently involved in a re-ignited Bloodline storyline. It seems WWE will keep Rhodes and Reigns separate for a while. However, as per the report, Rhodes might be made to wait until next year to have his crowning moment.


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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a senior WWE writer and analyst at EssentiallySports. With a true passion for pro wrestling, Tushar has consistently provided unparalleled coverage of the sport, never missing an opportunity to share his insights with his readers. Throughout his career, Tushar has covered some of the most iconic rivalries in WWE history, including the legendary feud between The Rock and Stone Cold.
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Sherjeel Malik