Despite WWE touting a double main event for Backlash, the honor of closing the show ended up going to Cody Rhodes vs Brock Lesnar.
The match was, as expected, a brutal encounter, however, it ended up going further than usual for a modern WWE match when Brock Lesnar would be busted open after being sent into the exposed turnbuckle.
As known from Cody’s time in AEW, he is no stranger to bloody encounters inside the squared-circle, however, for once it was not him sporting a crimson mask, something that his wife Brandi Rhodes was keen to point out on Twitter.
Brandi tweeted proudly following the match:
“My husband is covered in blood and it’s not his. Praise Him”
WWE’s usual strategy with inadvertent bleeding is to stop matches whilst the referee attends to the affected individual, however as seen in last night’s encounter the action was allowed to continue, with Lesnar only getting cleaned up after the bell.
After being manhandled for much of the match Cody would ultimately defeat Lesnar with a cradle pin whilst in the kimura lock submission hold.
Despite the loss Brock was a Puerto Rico favorite, with ‘the beast’ receiving a surprising ovation following the show going off the air, click here to find out more.
Full results from Backlash were as follows:
Raw Women’s Championship – Bianca Belair (c) def. IYO SKY
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Omos
United States Championship – Austin Theory (c) def. Bobby Lashley, Bronson Reed
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Rhea Ripley (c) def. Zelina Vega
San Juan Street Fight – Bad Bunny def. Damian Priest
Solo Sikoa & The Usos def. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens & Matt Riddle
Cody Rhodes def. Brock Lesnar
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