Cody Rhodes’ return to the WWE has been nothing short of spectacular. After returning at last year’s WrestleMania, Cody Rhodes embarked on a feud with Seth Rollins that culminated in the critically acclaimed Hell in a Cell Match. However, the American Nightmare suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the buildup to the match which would sideline him for several months.
However, WWE started airing hype videos of Cody Rhodes weeks before the Royal Rumble announcing his return to the ring. Jeremy Borash who previously worked for Impact Wrestling was in charge of the hype videos.
Recently, Cody Rhodes spoke to Inside The Ropes where he revealed that the idea to air the hype video was Triple H’s.
“Obviously, I’m not in charge of anything here. I’m a man on the roster and want to be the top man, but in the case of the video packages, vignettes, and build-up…I think it’s an okay thing to share. That was Triple H’s idea and the team around him. WWE is always super anonymous in terms of the team, but I have to shout out Colleen, JB (Jeremy Borash), Adam Panucci, and Ben Williams. These guys put these videos together because my situation is unique in the sense that I do not play a character.”
Rhodes continued to say that WWE covered his journey in such a real way.
“I don’t even think I’m one of those turned up to 11. I am me, always, and that’s a little scary. That’s intimidating if you’re saying, ‘He’s coming back at the Royal Rumble.’ ‘I’m coming back at the Royal Rumble and everybody needs to get off the mountain’ or whatever it is that I said. You’re putting yourself in a situation where you best deliver, and I thought that they covered my journey in such a real way.”
Cody Rhodes also mentioned how important it was to keep his word to the fans which he did by showing up in the best shape possible and getting the job done.
“I’m not saying I’m those individuals, but again, in our world, Triple H called his shot. It’s very important to me to keep your word with the fans, especially now. As I’ve gotten older, keeping your word, and I felt like I kept my word. I showed up in the best shape of my freaking life, and I was able to get it done,” Rhodes stated.
After winning the Royal Rumble match, Cody Rhodes has punched his ticket to WrestleMania where he will challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Stay tuned to Ringside News as we bring you similar stories.
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