Update on Brock Lesnar’s Bleeding at WWE Backlash
In a surprising deviation from WWE’s standard procedures, Brock Lesnar acquired the green light for hard-way bleeding in his match against Cody Rhodes at the Backlash pay-per-view on May 6. Lesnar’s head met an exposed turnbuckle, causing an intentional cut to bust open, as reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio.
Notably, blading, a common practice to induce bleeding in the ring, remains prohibited in WWE. Despite Lesnar’s exceptional case, the overarching policy remains in effect.
Meltzer analyzed Lesnar’s unique privilege, stating, “Brock Lesnar operates under different rules. While others may face disciplinary actions for seeking color, Lesnar can. This poses a safety concern since he could easily blade rather than risk a potential concussion by hitting a metal buckle.”
Following the bloody encounter, Lesnar was pinned by Rhodes, who ingeniously converted a Kimura Lock into a winning pin. The two wrestlers are scheduled for a rematch at Night of Champions.
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