WWE Draft 2023 has already begun and has started bringing in a lot of creative waves to the WWE Universe. Almost the entire WWE Universe wanted Cody Rhodes to defeat Roman Reigns in their match at WrestleMania 39. However, fans were disappointed with the winner and waited for a new turn at the WWE Drafts 2023.
#RomanReigns vs. #CodyRhodes#WrestleMania pic.twitter.com/ZJ7iYIruTM— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2023
Prior to the event, Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes had belonged to SmackDown and RAW respectively. With a new set of wrestlers being rolled in for the Drafts, everyone was quite hopeful for an angle that brings these two stars back into action. However, the Drafts didn’t turn in the fans’ favor and Roman Reigns is still a part of Team SmackDown while Cody Rhodes is in RAW.
“What happened to me at #WrestleMania in Hollywood, is an injustice that I 100% intend on avenging. It doesn’t matter what brand I’m on.”@CodyRhodes might be at #WWEBelfast, but he’s keeping a close eye on the start of the #WWEDraft tonight 👀 #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/HoPtTMZ3SM— WWE (@WWE) April 28, 2023
However, in order to keep the spirit of excitement burning amongst the fans, Cody has claimed to still face Reigns. “What happened in WrestleMania in Hollywood is an injustice that I 100% intend on avenging. Doesn’t matter what, doesn’t matter when it happens. I still intend to finish the story. And part of finishing the story means coming back to Belfast – Champion,” said Cody Rhodes at the WWE’s live event in Belfast.
What is the fate of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton at the WWE Drafts 2023?
Brock Lesnar has been serving as a free agent since 2021. He has had the privilege to turn up to any of the two brands with his special contract. In these two years, ‘The Beast Incarnate’ has majorly appeared on the red brand for a majority of his feuds. Maintaining a streak of appearing on RAW only, he has not been seen in the blue brand since 2022.
Brock Lesnar brought the pain to Cody Rhodes to end #RawAfterMania 😧 pic.twitter.com/GJc6dvho1A— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) April 4, 2023
However, with the 2023 Draft, Brock Lesnar couldn’t find a slot for himself on Day 1 and is expected to do so on the following day. If the management follows the pattern set by him, Lesnar will be kept in the red brand and fuel his already existing rivalries.
Recent pic of Randy Orton 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/4clUX2HCV0— Wrestlelamia.co.uk (@wrestlelamia) February 5, 2023
On the other hand, one of WWE’s top stars – Randy Orton is out of in-ring action because of injury. It has almost been a year since he took his leave from the ring owing to a back injury. Fans are quite positive about Orton’s return to the ring and it is possible that he is assigned his way back to the ring at the WWE Draft 2023.