Fans expect these two top Superstars to do battle again, but Rhodes and Lesnar won’t use a rare gimmick match for their next clash.
We’ve seen Brock Lesnar do his best to distract the American Nightmare from finishing his story.
So far, Cody Rhodes took the first match at Backlash, which did not sit well with Lesnar.
At Night of Champions, Brock got himself a win, although Cody did not submit or get pinned-he passed out.
So, while we expect at least one more big match between them, we do know this:
Rhodes And Lesnar Won’t Use A Rare Gimmick
Professional wrestling is full of gimmick and stipulation matches. Some are crazier than others.
A number of gimmick matches are well known…but there are plenty of them that are rarely used anymore.
Especially in WWE.
We all know the steel cage matches, as well as WWE’s evolutions of those with things like Hell In A Cell.
Falls count anywhere? Been done plenty of times.
Coal miners glove matches…strap matches…not so much.
And, we know that Cody and Brock won’t use another rare gimmick match…the dog collar match.
I’ve only seen one of these in person, in ECW, featuring a tag team (The Pit Bulls) where such a gimmick made perfect sense.
According to PWMania, the idea was floated but rejected by someone in WWE-but no one is saying who.
Now, if I were thinking this through, there are plenty of ominous stipulation matches that could be used.
One Hell In A Cell I have already mentioned. However, no matter how bitter their rivalry might be, I don’t see Cody topping his 2022 performance in the structure.
What I can say, however, is if “The American Nightmare” leans on his father’s history of special matches, there are quite a few ideas that could inspire things.
One thing I do feel quite safe in saying? I feel as though the rubber match in this feud could go down as one of the more brutal and bloody battles in recent WWE memory.