Respected wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer recently announced that a thrilling third encounter between WWE superstars Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes is slated for the high-profile WWE SummerSlam event this August. Today's updated edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reveals the possibility of several enticing stipulations being considered, including the prospect of a captivating bull rope match.
Characteristically, a bull rope match sees its contenders bound to each other by — quite predictably — a robust bull rope. The first one to claim a pinfall or submission gets the coveted victory, akin to a conventional wrestling match.
This unique stipulation has its roots deeply intertwined with the legendary Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes' father. One of the latest iterations of a bull rope match involved Cody's sibling, Dustin Rhodes, in an AEW event.
Rhodes-Lesnar Trilogy: Bullrope Showdown?
In the previous thrilling encounters, Rhodes and Lesnar initially squared off at WWE Backlash, followed by a second face-off at WWE Night of Champions just last month.
Rhodes had the upper hand in their first meeting, while Lesnar claimed victory in their subsequent bout by a referee's decision. The proposed third installment in their rivalry seems like a natural progression, even more so if an intriguing stipulation like a bull rope match comes into play.
The eagerly awaited WWE SummerSlam event this year is set to occur on August 5, within the massive confines of Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. According to the latest buzz, the stadium show is nearly at total capacity, with an impressive 97% of the available seating secured even before the official announcement of any matches.
This exemplifies the extraordinary allure of the WWE spectacle. The potential showdown between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes is already causing quite a stir in the lineup. Also, rumor mills are churning with the possibility of an electrifying rematch between WWE stalwarts Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus.
Moreover, fan-favorite Roman Reigns is expected to appear significantly at SummerSlam, amplifying the event's appeal to the WWE faithful. These star-studded potential appearances hint at a show that could impact WWE's thrilling narrative.
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