Cody Rhodes made his grand return to WWE last year and The American Nightmare defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38 in his first match back with the company. Rhodes then went on to defeat Rollins two more times at WrestleMania Backlash and Hell in a Cell.

During a recent appearance on the Dan LeBatard Show, Cody asked if he was ever in a situation backstage that almost led to a fight, and he indicated that he and Seth Rollins came close to getting in a fist fight at one point.

“I almost would say that I like less people than I dislike in terms of the backstage setting. The competition that exists in wrestling, you see that suspension of disbelief on-screen, but backstage it is very real in terms of the competition, who is going to be on top. For example, who is going to headline WrestleMania. This year, being Roman Reigns and myself, it doesn’t garner a lot of friends. Seth Rollins is the closest I’ve ever had to backstage turning into a fist fight in front of all of our peers and upper management. It didn’t happen. Him and I absolutely can’t stand one another, I’d probably try and rip his eyes out.”

Cody went on to say that he was involved in one backstage fight, but declined to reveal who it was with when he added, “I’ve had one backstage skirmish. I’m not going to name the guy. The good thing is, I won. When I came back, this is early in my career, he was wearing one of my vests. I have these special leather vests that I wore as part of my entrance. He was wearing it and kind of mocking me at the talent viewing position. As I went walking towards him, I thought I was going to headbutt him, but a headbutt seems pretty violent these days. I thought, ‘why don’t I just grapple him?’ I have a good folkstyle Greco background. I got an over-under and swept him to the floor.”

Cody Rhodes has a big weekend ahead of him as he’s currently set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.

H/T Fightful