WWE SummerSlam press conference notes: Paul Levesque says no matches were cut, Dakota Kai update, Lesnar-Rhodes

Notes coming out of the press conference. 

After WWE SummerSlam in Detroit Michigan concluded, a post-show press conference was held and among those that spoke was Chief Content Officer Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque. Here are highlights from Levesque’s portion of the presser: 

  • Brock Lesnar’s moment with Cody Rhodes was unplanned. It was a ‘holy sh*t’ moment for Levesque as he was watching. He thinks Lesnar doesn’t get the credit he deserves for being one of the all-time greats. 
  • Saw a lot of talk about matches being ‘cut’ from the SummerSlam card. Levesque says nothing was cut because they hadn’t been announced. He added that things are needed for other Premium Live Events and if there isn’t content for those upcoming events, he’s doing a bad job. 
  • He was asked about Vince McMahon’s involvement in WWE creative and McMahon’s back surgery. Levesque says McMahon teases him about coming back from two quad tears quicker than he came back from his one quad tear. On the creative front, McMahon is not day-to-day nor is he in the mix all the time, but Levesque feels he’s earned the right to do that. 

Newly crowned WWE Women’s Champion IYO SKY and her Damage CTRL group-mates Bayley and Dakota Kai were present. Kai underwent surgery for a torn ACL in May. She stated that she is ways away from being cleared but wanted to be present for IYO’s moment. Damage CTRL debuted at the 2022 SummerSlam

Filling in for Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns was Paul Heyman. Heyman said The Bloodline storyline is in the third inning.

As Cody Rhodes was speaking, he said he thinks he’s reached his final form. Rhodes went on to mention former Ring of Honor C.O.O. Joe Koff and recalled Koff telling him that he’s one of the people that can see where the buck is going. 

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