Cody Rhodes had a lot of opportunities in WWE. He will always be thankful for the company placing him in the spotlight. He even loves the Stardust character for making him millions of dollars.
The American Nightmare never became Mr. Money In The Bank, but he was told on two separate occasions that he would be winning the match.
Alex McCarthy recently interviewed Cody Rhodes. During their time together, Rhodes revealed that he was slated to win the 2011 and 2012 Money In The Banks ladder match. Obviously, he didn’t, but we can only imagine how different things might be if he would have pulled down the briefcase instead of Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler respectively.
“I’m so far removed now I can give you a little bit of detail on this, and I hold no grudges and I’m not sour over it. But the two years prior to that Money in the Bank [in 2013], I was told I was winning Money in the Bank.”
“This is two years in a row. Two years in a row I was told in advance I was winning Money in the Bank and both times, it changed on the day. On the actual day.”
“So, if you guys ever wonder why I get a little spicy every now and then – that’s a life-changing decision that you’re prepared for that then changes. You have to have very thick skin in wrestling sometimes, mine’s not that thick.”
Vince McMahon changes his mind about anything he wants and he doesn’t have to give a reason. We might never know why WWE changed their minds about Cody Rhodes winning a Money In The Bank ladder match. It doesn’t seem like it’s bugging the AEW Executive Vice President too much at this point.