Cody Rhodes injured his knee during a spot in the ring where he wasn’t even wrestling. He was simply teasing a t-shirt throw to the crowd and he heard a pop. He got it looked at by a doctor, and although he could have received worse news, any injury is still unfortunate.
Dave Meltzer discussed Cody’s injury status on Wrestling Observer Radio and provided some details about The American Nightmare’s plans for 2019. He will need to rest up because he still has an ROH and NJPW match to work this year which he will not be pulling out of, but a surgery is scheduled that will take him out of the first section of next year.
“Cody got his MRI back, he has two tears in his meniscus. He’s going to all the cities he’s supposed to be in but he’s not going to be able to wrestle. He is going to wrestle Jay Lethal at Final Battle. He’s going to wrestle the Tokyo Dome [at Wrestle Kingdom] and then he’s going to get the knee surgery after the Tokyo Dome. It’s going to be orthoscopic. His doctor told him six-weeks. So he’ll probably be out mid-January into Feburary, back in early March.”
“Where ever he’s going to be wrestling, I guess Japan is probably where he’s going to be wrestling so he’ll probably come back at New Japan Cup is probably when he comes back.”
We don’t have any idea what Cody Rhodes is planning for 2019, but he has hinted that some huge things will be down the line which will see him in a position in the pro wrestling business that fans haven’t seen him in yet.
But as for the first couple of months next year, Cody will likely need to take it as easy as he can so his knee can heal up. Hopefully, he doesn’t cause any more unneeded injury wrestling the two times he has planned for the remainder of 2018.
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