On May 6, 2023, the WWE live streamed Backlash, their annual pay-per-view event, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The main event between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar was the night’s best bout. Cody Rhodes Emerges Victorious Against Brock Lesnar at WWE however the card included numerous other contests.
Cody Rhodes had a remarkable comeback to the WWE by defeating Brock Lesnar, the Beast Incarnate, after being injured sidelined him for several months. Both fighters traded strong punches and used weapons including chairs, tables, and steel stairs in the vicious, no-holds-barred contest.
The Turning Point
The direction of the battle was altered when Rhodes attacked Lesnar with a steel chair, splitting him open and causing him to bleed heavily. The blood seemed to energize Rhodes, who used the momentum to hit Lesnar with his finishing move, the Cross Rhodes, for the win.
Rhodes gave a speech to the crowd following the bout, thanking them for their support and promised to boost the ante for the WWE. After this Lesnar, required medical assistance to the back as his face and torso were covered in blood.
The result was well welcomed by the audience and online. Many fans praising Rhodes for his performance and for bringing back the intense, hardstyle of wrestling that the WWE had been missing in recent years.
In the main event, Rhodes’ victory against Lesnar was a crucial one for the WWE. It signaled the return of the severe, hard-core wrestling style that fans had been longing for and cemented Rhodes’ status as a top performer in the organization.
Rhodes’ win at Backlash 2023 sets the stage for some exciting storylines in the future. It will be intriguing to watch who challenges Rhodes for the championship and how he will defend it in the next years.
Overall, WWE Backlash 2023 was a successful event that delivered on its promise of exciting matches and memorable moments. Undoubtedly remembered for years to come, the main event between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar was one of the most savage and thrilling matches in WWE history.