Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar will do battle in a rubber match at WWE SummerSlam 2023, and speaking with Fightful, The American Nightmare explained why the match doesn’t have a stipulation.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On the match not having a stipulation: “I don’t think either of us would have wanted a stipulation. Neither of us want an out. The stipulation, you can have an out. Neither of us wanted an out. Brock, either you’re going to beat me, or I’m going to beat Brock. Brock may not consider [being me] a big deal, but it is, and in my case, if I was able to pull it out, I can gladly say, what else is there if you’re not only able to beat Brock Lesnar not once but twice? That’s punching a ticket somewhere very lofty and special, and that’s what I want to do.”
On potentially taking a move from Lesnar’s set: “I dont’ know if you’ll ever catch me doing an F5, but I would love to steal something from Brock’s arsenal. He’s so unique and so different. I’m not going to say anything nice about Brock and go on and wax poetic about him, but I will say this, when Brock is not around sports entertainment and wrestling anymore, people will realize, what we had in the Beast. What a presence. What a huge force. We’re living in the most profitable era of WWE, Brock Lesnar is a huge part of that. My hats off to him in regards to that. That’s the only nice thing you’re getting me about Brock.”
On a recent edition of the “Under The Ring” podcast, Drew McIntyre discussed his relationship with Sheamus, their match with GUNTHER at WrestleMania 39, and more.
McIntyre will challenge GUNTHER for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam 2023 in Detroit.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his relationship with Sheamus: “Big brother, little brother is the best way to sum it up. I think I’ll have to stop making the age gags [laughs] because I’ve made them like ten million times… We’ve been through everything together, all the ups and downs of life in this industry and any opportunity we get to be together in the ring is awesome because we know we’re gonna bring it against everybody, but especially against each other, and GUNTHER’s of the same mindset.”
On his triple threat match with Sheamus and Gunther: “It was awesome to have that triple threat. Sheamus and I always dreamed of the singles match at Mania, and we basically had that, that was the story of the match.”
On the finish to the match: “How the finish came around was our personal issue, Sheamus and I, came to a head so much we were just fighting each other for about 10 straight minutes with the Brogues and Claymores and me diving over the top and beating the hell out of each other, forgetting there’s the undefeated Austrian champion in the outside and he slid in, took advantage, won the match as he should have because of the stipulation of a triple threat. So it was cool that we had that time to have that singles match.”