In a shocking turn, Brock Lesnar reverted to his criminal ways, betraying Cody Rhodes just before the highly-anticipated main event on Monday night's WWE Raw. This twist came in the aftermath of WrestleMania 39, where Rhodes lost to Roman Reigns due to Solo Sikoa's interference.
Earlier during Monday's Raw, Reigns and Rhodes had a tense face-to-face encounter, with Rhodes, the 2023 Royal Rumble winner, issuing a challenge for a rematch against Reigns for the coveted Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
However, Rhodes had to settle for a tag team match instead, with Lesnar seemingly coming out to join forces with him. The atmosphere was electric as Reigns, Solo Sikoa, Lesnar, and Rhodes were introduced to the ring. However, the excitement was short-lived as Lesnar suddenly attacked Rhodes, executing a brutal F-5.
This was just the beginning of a vicious assault by "The Beast" on Rhodes. Lesnar went on to perform several more F-5s, hurling Rhodes into the ringside barricade, smashing him through the announcers' desk, and finally delivering a devastating F-5 onto the ring steps in the center of the ring.
Lesnar's Milestone Raw Appearance
The match never officially commenced as Reigns and Sikoa made a hasty retreat after witnessing Lesnar's attack on Rhodes. This marked a significant milestone for Lesnar, who had not participated in a match on Raw in over 20 years or been involved in a tag team match in any capacity for over two decades.
This brutal assault was a bitter end to a difficult 24 hours for Rhodes, who was already reeling from his loss at WrestleMania 39. Rhodes' situation is reminiscent of John Cena's experience in 2012 when he was defeated by The Rock at WrestleMania 28, only to be attacked by a returning Lesnar the following night on Raw.
Although it remains to be seen where Rhodes' storyline will take him next, history may offer some hope for redemption. Cena managed to bounce back and triumph over Lesnar at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view just a few weeks after the initial attack.
In summary, Brock Lesnar's shocking betrayal of Cody Rhodes on WWE Raw has left fans eager to see what comes next in this dramatic storyline. With a return to his heel persona, Lesnar has once again proven his ability to captivate audiences and maintain his status as one of the most dominating figures in WWE history.
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