Brock Lesnar is known for drawing a massive amount of attention whenever he is booked for a match in WWE. His appearance at SummerSlam was no exception, even though he faced defeat against Cody Rhodes. Despite the loss, it was a significant night for Lesnar, and fans were captivated by the match and the unexpected show of respect afterwards.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed Lesnar’s future in WWE and revealed that the Beast Incarnate is already advertised for the upcoming event, Payback. This indicates that Lesnar’s absence from WWE will not be for an extended period, although he is expected to be away for a while.
“He’s advertised for Payback, so maybe that’s when he comes back. I was told he’ll be gone for a while, but not a long while. So, we’ll have to see what that means.”
While the details surrounding Lesnar’s departure and return haven’t been disclosed, fans can look forward to his eventual comeback at Payback. The match against Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam was a memorable showdown that ended with the American Nightmare securing a dramatic victory.
What made the post-match moment even more surprising was Lesnar’s spontaneous display of respect towards his opponent. It was revealed that this gesture was not part of the original plan, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the already captivating match.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio’s Dave Meltzer, WWE creative had some difficulties in booking the Ronda Rousey vs. Shayna Baszler MMA Rules match at SummerSlam. They faced challenges in determining the best way to present the match, and as a result, some fans used it as an opportunity for a bathroom break during the event held at Ford Field.
Interestingly, Meltzer mentioned that this match might have been Ronda Rousey’s final contest in WWE. There are indications that it could be the end of her wrestling career, at least for the time being. If this is indeed the case, it was crucial for Rousey to make a memorable exit, and her match against Shayna Baszler held significant narrative importance.
It may be the end, period. So the whole deal was that Ronda, you know this looked to be, ‘it’s my last match and Shayna is the one who got me into this so if I have to go out then I’m losing by submission, because nobody was allowed to beat Ronda by submission, that was the key. So, she did it, with her best friend, and I mean, in theory it’s great for Shayna if they follow up on it, so we’ll see.
Rousey reportedly decided that if this was her last match, she wanted to lose by submission, a significant decision as she had previously been protected from suffering a submission defeat in WWE. In this case, Shayna Baszler, who is also Rousey’s best friend, became the one to secure the submission victory, adding a personal touch to the match’s outcome.