Cody Rhodes became one of the mainstays of Monday Night RAW after returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38. He went on to have solid matches with Seth Rollins and elevated himself. Road Dogg also didn’t see much in Rhodes back in 2014.

Rhodes began his WWE career in 2007, teaming up with Hardcore Holly. Rhodes eventually formed an alliance with Randy Orton until he branched out. His ‘Dashing’ gimmick was very over with fans and by 2013, Rhodes became a believed babyface.

While speaking on his latest podcast, Road Dogg was asked if he saw the potential of Cody Rhodes as a singles star in 2014. Dogg admitted he never saw potential in him back then.

”I did not, and I’m being perfectly honest with you at that time. Look, I was at a different place. I was 20-something years into my wrestling career at that time and Cody was seven or something. I was at a different place in my career than he was at the time.”


“I would love to have had the Cody that I saw at Hell in the Cell. I would love to have worked a program with that dude because he had experience. He had gone around the world, worked with different people and learned, and man, he came back so polished. But at that time, I thought, Okay, he’s a good tag partner with DiBiase or Aaron Stevens, Mizdow, or his brother. I thought they were a great tag team and I thought that would go somewhere. But I didn’t see a lot of potential in him that early.”

“Now when I became part of the creative process and we came up with Stardust, and that was something that Cody and I came up with, I thought it was great. I thought it was some of his best work and I thought it showed how much range he had.”

Cody Rhodes hinted at making his return during the Royal Rumble match next year. No definite time frame has been given for his return to the ring. It remains to be seen what WWE has planned for him once he is back.

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