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A new match was created for the March 24 edition of “WWE SmackDown” during the final episode of WWE SmackDown SmackDown Low DownCody Rhodes was in the middle of an interview talking about his appearance on “SmackDown” and was interrupted by Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of the Imperium.
During the segment, Kaiser told the “WWE Raw” star that he wasn’t a champion and that the only thing he proved was that he was “pathetic.” He wasn’t impressed Rhodes wins the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble Because he “entered as the last one and finished off the man [Imperium leader and WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER], who was there for over an hour. Rhodes ended up challenging for a match next week and Ludwig accepted.
Since Rhodes won the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble, he will face WWE’s Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns for the title at WrestleMania 39. GUNTHER will face two challengers for his title, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre.
The next match between Rhodes and Ludwig will be Rhodes’ first match on “SmackDown” TV since April 2016. Rhodes lost to Apollo Crews on April 26, 2016, which was when Rhodes was doing the Stardust gimmick.
Rhodes opened up last Friday’s episode of “SmackDown” as he tried to repair the friendship between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. At the end of the episode, the two finally embrace. Full results from last Friday’s episode of SmackDown Available here. The only other match announced for the March 24 edition of “SmackDown” was Rey Mysterio vs. Los Angeles Nite.