After a heart-wrenching defeat to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39, Cody Rhodes wasted no time in setting his sights on Brock Lesnar, seeking redemption for the blindside attack he endured during the main event of "WWE Raw" following WrestleMania.
The intense rivalry between Rhodes and Lesnar has since intensified, culminating in gripping one-on-one encounters at Backlash and Night of Champions. With each competitor securing a victory, the score is now tied at 1-1, setting the stage for an epic showdown at SummerSlam on August 5.
Fans Divided on Trilogy Stipulation
As the highly anticipated rubber match looms, wrestling enthusiasts have passionately debated which stipulation should conclude the dramatic Lesnar-Rhodes feud. In a recent Twitter poll by Wrestling Inc., fans demonstrated a clear division in their preferences.
Of the 452 votes cast, 32.7 percent of fans advocated for a Last Man Standing match to settle the rivalry. Running a close second was the option of a Hell in a Cell match, capturing 30.5 percent of the total vote. An I Quit match garnered the support of 21 percent of voters, while 15.7 percent suggested a yet-to-be-revealed stipulation to cap off this electrifying saga.
With excitement building for the third and final chapter of Lesnar vs. Rhodes, both competitors are expected to make appearances on the upcoming episode of "Raw." The nature of their involvement remains shrouded in mystery, but Rhodes will be seeking retribution against "The Beast." As the WWE Universe awaits the decision on the match stipulation, speculation runs rife about the potential implications each option may bring to the already intense rivalry.
A Last Man Standing match would push both athletes to their limits as they strive to hinder their opponent for the ten-count. Conversely, a Hell in a Cell match would confine their clash within the unforgiving steel structure, guaranteeing a relentless and brutal encounter.
On the other hand, an I Quit match would delve into the psyche of these two warriors, challenging their determination and forcing one to submit to the other verbally. As for the intriguing possibility of an unlisted stipulation, it leaves room for a surprise twist that could redefine the dynamics of the rivalry altogether.
Whatever the WWE Universe decides, one thing is sure - SummerSlam is primed to witness a breathtaking spectacle when Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar step into the ring for their climactic trilogy. As the tension mounts and anticipation reaches fever pitch, the countdown to August 5 has begun, and fans eagerly await the resolution of this gripping rivalry in a match that will undoubtedly be etched in WWE history.