It’s been a wild year for Cody Rhodes as he returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 and he clearly had momentum on his side when he defeated Seth Rollins on the Grandest Stage of Them All. However, Rhodes suffered an injury when he was preparing for a Hell in a Cell match with Seth Rollins which took place in June of 2022, but he decided to wrestle anyway.
Cody’s performance in the match earned him a lot of respect from the professional wrestling world, and the match is something that fans are still talking about. Recently The American Nightmare explained on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast that prior to the match Vince McMahon told him they would have to call it if he was struggling.
“I had a great conversation with him and he was really clear about, ‘Hey man, if you’re struggling out there, we gotta call it.’ I said, ‘alright,’ well it’s a struggle always when you’re wrestling Seth, it’s a struggle always when you’re in Hell in a Cell but I did understand that and they let me finish. The referee in the ring, spider that’s his nickname, he was talking to me the whole time because I was just on Planet Z. I was really in shock still.”
Over the weekend Cody Rhodes won the 30 man Royal Rumble match and he’s now set to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Rhodes talked about the match and shared his thoughts on why it’s ironic that he will be one of the competitors in the main event at WrestleMania 39.
“The irony of the potential of a Rhodes going on last when my dad spent eight years competing against WWE, I spent three and stirred up as much trouble as I could possibly stir up, the irony of the potential of going on last under the brightest lights, on the grandest stage is just why this place is so good. If a guy or girl is the thing, if they’re ready, if it’s them, then they’re moving it forward, that’s what we’re gonna push.”