Cody Rhodes returned to WWE after almost 6 years at WrestleMania 38 as Seth Rollins’ surprise opponent. He had a solid match with The Visionary and would go on to become one of the company’s biggest stars. That said, it appears that Rhodes admitted his pettiness made him miss out on being a part of WWE 2K22.

While Cody Rhodes was a regular member of the WWE roster at the time of WWE 2K22’s release, he was not actually part of the game. This ended up puzzling fans in a big way.

While speaking during a recent interview with, Cody Rhodes talked about being excluded from WWE 2K22. Rhodes admitted that his own pettiness resulted in his exclusion from the game.

“If anybody had any problem, it was more me than it was 2K in the sense that I wanted to make sure it was done correctly. I’m also super petty about ‘what’s my number [rating]?’ Super petty. I’m always on my guard and some of these people were working here when I was Stardust, and I know from the cannon of it all, Stardust was a big loser.


You’re already ready to fight. ‘I hope they know it’s a different me.’ Most of this crew is more than aware of that and they’ve seen what has happened in our industry. I’m very hands on with it all, which is why it may have taken longer.”

Thankfully, Cody Rhodes was able to make it for WWE 2K23 and was undoubtedly one of the best-looking characters in the game as fans had a blast playing him all the time.

Cody Rhodes is set to square off against Brock Lesnar at WWE Backlash on May 6th. Only time will tell whether The American Nightmare will be able to topple The Beast Incarnate.

What’s your take on what Cody Rhodes said? Do you think he can actually beat Brock Lesnar? Sound off in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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