Cody Rhodes is one of the greatest wrestlers currently present in the WWE roster. Cody Rhodes made his return to Royal Rumble, winning the 30-man Royal Rumble match last Saturday, after being out of action due to a pectoral injury suffered ahead of 2022’s Hell In A Cell PPV. The American Nightmare had braved through his match in last year’s Hell In A Cell against rival Seth Rollins despite suffering from a torn pectoral. Four days after the match, Rhodes underwent surgery to repair his torn pectoral, which ended up taking him out of action for 9 months. According to Rhodes, the step to compete despite sustaining injury was inspired by one of the biggest names in the WWE.

The American nightmare recently appeared on the IMPAULSIVE podcast, with Logan Paul and his crew where he discussed his match against the Architect at last year’s Hell In A Cell. Rhodes also brought up John Cena, who is notorious for recovering from some of the worst injuries just in time for PPVs.

Cody Rhodes spoke about the hype surrounding his match against Rollins at the premium live event. While confronted with a huge premium live event match and a major injury, Rhodes came to terms that he isn’t built like John Cena

“I mean, it [the injury] made me feel like, the pay-per-view that we were going through, Hell in a Cell. You’re supposed to be like, ‘Oh, I’ve been in the end zone before’, I haven’t, right? I’ve been close but I’m going to Hell in a Cell, the poster’s this giant photo of me, it’s the most peacock, new subs for this PLE, this premium live event, they all want to see this Hell in a Cell Match with Seth and I. In the arena, it’s just my face on the chairs and what I thought was, maybe I don’t have it, maybe I don’t have what John has, you know.”


The American Nightmare went on to say that the 16-time world champion was his role model and the reason that he refused to give up. That is what drove him to push through the match despite suffering from a torn pectoral.

“Cena because he was my role model when I was here, maybe I don’t, maybe there’s a reason it didn’t happen. And that’s why I was so adamant about, we’re not going to do some stupid thing backstage. No knocking that, you should never wrestle injured but I wasn’t going to have it any other way,”

Cody Rhodes managed to defeat Seth Rollins at the Hell In A Cell premium live event. The match even got a 5-star rating, marking it the first WWE main roster match since 2011 to receive such a rating

Rhodes is set to face Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39 after handing out the challenge on this week’s Monday Night RAW. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to fulfill his father’s dream of holding the WWE Championship. For more updates stay tuned to Ringside News.

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Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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