WWE saw Cody Rhodes’ return to the company after years, finding his fortune elsewhere. During that time away from WWE, The American Nightmare also got a huge neck tattoo of his logo, much to the shock of fans. When he made his way back to WWE, Rhodes had more than re-established his brand.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani, Cody Rhodes explained his meeting with Vince McMahon about that WWE return. McMahon didn’t say anything negative about Rhodes’ neck tattoo, but it did send a solid statement that Cody Rhodes had a logo that he was very happy with.
“[Did Vince say anything about the neck tattoo?] No, there’s a fun moment where I had such a great conversation with him. If I had not decided to come back, I still walked out of that meeting with him feeling really good. I brought him the old WWWF Title to show him because I have it, you know, Dan Lambert gave it to me and for free shockingly. But he just made a comment. He goes, ‘you know, we have the best artists and creative services department in the world. We could come up with some new logos for you.’ And I remember I just leaned in and kind of went like that [showing his tattoo] and showed him, and he did one of those classic laughs, ‘ha, nevermind. That’s it. That’s it.”
Cody Rhodes also demanded that WWE keep his entrance music as well. He also wanted that elevator entrance that AEW got him accustomed to.
“So, that’s, you know, he knew we really can’t change it at this point. This is what it is. And he said something really great that day. I was really, you know, I stood my ground. I said, ‘I don’t wanna change a thing about myself, including my song. I wanna have my elevator. I want all this.’ And he said something, he goes, ‘well, that’s what we’re buying. It’s not broke.’ And I thought, ‘that feels good.’ because I hadn’t figured it out when I was here the first time. Everything was broke. And that was a nice feeling,”
It’s hard not to get excited about Cody Rhodes finally getting a chance to shine in a WrestleMania main event. Odds are the company will also give him a great entrance as he makes his way to the ring in the final match of the two-night showcase of the immortals.
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