Cody Rhodes became one of the highlights of Monday Night RAW after making his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38. He went on to have excellent matches with Seth Rollins and elevated himself to a whole new level. The Undertaker also has a high opinion of Cody Rhodes.

The American Nightmare wasted no time in becoming a huge babyface and a fan favorite after returning to WWE. Clearly, Cody Rhodes now is much different from the Rhodes who was released by WWE back in 2016.

While speaking with Justin Barrasso of “Sports Illustrated,” The Undertaker shared his thoughts on the current stars of WWE. He stated that he thinks Cody Rhodes has finally figured out who he is.

“From his first trip in, to where he is now, Cody has a much better grasp of who he is. It’s great to be part of a legacy in the business. Cody’s dad is one of the all-time greats. That also makes it very tough for people like Cody, Dustin and Charlotte Flair. It takes a minute to figure out who you are. No one can be Dusty. Naturally, though, you fall into that trap of trying to be like him.


The first time Cody came through, he was trying to figure out who he was. Now he knows. Yes, he keeps the legacy alive. His dad was ‘The American Dream,’ he’s ‘The American Nightmare’. That’s cool how he’s merged that, and he’s pulled a few things from Dusty’s repertoire. Cody is his own man now, and he believes in himself. I don’t think he did the first time through. Sometimes it takes going away to someplace else, and his time away served him well.”

Rhodes is on the shelf after he got surgery for his torn pectoral muscle. WWE even filmed Cody Rhodes’ entire surgery for later use. It remains to be seen what WWE will have planned for Rhodes after he comes back.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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