Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer Declare Cody Rhodes Must Win at WWE SummerSlam 2023

Wrestling veterans discuss the potential career-defining moment for Cody Rhodes.

by Atia Mukhtar
Bully Ray & Tommy Dreamer Declare Cody Rhodes Must Win at WWE SummerSlam 2023

Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar are on a collision course for their highly anticipated rubber match at WWE SummerSlam, taking place in Detroit, Michigan. During a recent episode of "Busted Open Radio," wrestling legends Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer shared their excitement for the upcoming clash, while expressing differing opinions on its outcome.

However, both agree that Rhodes must emerge victorious against "The Beast" at all costs. Dreamer highlighted Rhodes' impressive track record in past rivalries, specifically referencing his series of matches against Seth Rollins, where each encounter surpassed the previous one in quality.

Drawing parallels to Rhodes' current feud with Lesnar, Dreamer believes that the up-and-coming star should capitalize on his submission arsenal to make a statement. Dreamer emphasized the significance of a tapout victory over the former UFC Champion, suggesting that it would greatly elevate Rhodes' stature.

"It's a heavy deal... if Brock Lesnar taps or says 'I Quit,'" Dreamer stated, recognizing the weight such a triumph would carry.

Bully Ray: Lesnar Tapping Out—Rhodes' Monumental Triumph

While Bully Ray admitted his personal affinity for pinfall victories, he concurred with Dreamer that Lesnar tapping out to Rhodes would be a monumental achievement for the rising star.

"People love to count to three," Bully explained, expressing his preference for the traditional three-count pinfall. However, he acknowledged that Brock's submission to Rhodes would be a much more significant milestone for Cody, particularly if it leads to a potential showdown between Rhodes and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40.

Bully noted that the impact of Lesnar tapping out could be immortalized on merchandise, suggesting it would make for an impactful t-shirt. Dreamer chimed in, affirming the crowd's positive response to tapout victories. While he initially favored a standard wrestling match for the encounter, Dreamer revealed his openness to one specific stipulation: an "I Quit" Match.

He explained that the intensity and freedom of fighting outside the ring with no disqualifications would create a special atmosphere, ensuring that the memorable moments would remain etched in the minds of wrestling fans for years to come.

As the highly anticipated clash between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar looms, the wrestling world eagerly awaits the outcome, with fans divided on whether Rhodes will seize victory via submission or if Lesnar's formidable reputation will prevail.

SummerSlam is set to showcase an unforgettable showdown as these two exceptional competitors look to etch their names in the annals of WWE history.

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