Cody Rhodes finally realized his dream of pointing toward the WrestleMania sign. The American Nightmare won the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble match after a grueling battle with GUNTHER last night at the Alamodome.

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Cody Rhodes talked to reporters at the post-event media scrum. The American Nightmare revealed he spoke to Randy Orton the night before the Royal Rumble event.

Cody also spoke about how he had thought of winning the rumble match for the past 10 years. The American Nightmare recalled being one of the final four in the 2009 Royal Rumble match.


“The thing I wanted my whole career, a moment like that. I don’t think he’ll mind me telling you guys, I talked to Randy Orton last night, and I was at the Royal Rumble at the very end, Triple H, Randy Orton, and myself. Triple H eliminated me, and then Randy Orton eliminated him, and that caused him to win the Royal Rumble, and he brought us in the ring. I was just sitting on the floor, stay small, he brought us in the ring. I thought to myself, ‘I wanna be that guy,’ and then I thought ‘that’ll be next year,’ and here we are it’s been over 10 years. The thing I’ve been missing that I don’t take for granted is hat somehow I connected with people. Maybe in 2015 when I took my excursion. Because I have the honor and the burden, that I don’t play anybody, I’m me. Tonight me was good enough, and that feels good.”

Cody Rhodes entered the Royal Rumble match at number 30. He last eliminated GUNTHER, who broke the record for the most time spent in a traditional Royal Rumble, to win the match.

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