Brock Lesnar accepts Cody Rhodes' challenge for a match at WWE SummerSlam

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Lesnar beat Rhodes down in his home-state. 

Kicking off the July 17th episode of Monday Night Raw was Cody Rhodes. Raw is emanating from Rhodes’ home-state of Georgia in the city of Atlanta. 

Rhodes spoke about his sister Teil and mother who were front row and then went on to call out Brock Lesnar. Rhodes previously called Lesnar out for a match at SummerSlam

When Lesnar’s music hit for the second time and he did not come out, Rhodes went to the backstage area but was met by Lesnar who beat him down in front of his family. Lesnar then accepted the SummerSlam challenge. 

In a heartfelt moment, @CodyRhodes gets brought to tears seeing his mom in the front row on #WWERaw.

— WWE (@WWE) July 18, 2023

"The Beast" @BrockLesnar just wrecked @CodyRhodes right in front of The American Nightmare's mom on #WWERaw!

— WWE (@WWE) July 18, 2023

"CHALLENGE ACCEPTED."@BrockLesnar will see @CodyRhodes at #SummerSlam for their rubber match!

— WWE (@WWE) July 18, 2023

Rhodes versus Lesnar is the first match announcement for SummerSlam on August 5th.