Cody Rhodes came back to WWE at WrestleMania 38 last year and wasted no time in making an impact after defeating Seth Rollins in his return match. Rhodes has been on a roll since his return and fans continue to love him no matter what. Now it appears Rhodes revealed what initially made him hold back on wanting to leave WWE.

Cody Rhodes parted ways with WWE back in 2016 and he spent the next 6 years establishing himself as a main event level talent in various promotions, honing his craft everywhere.

While speaking with Robbie Fox of My Mom’s Basement, Cody Rhodes talked about the huge crowd reaction he received during the 2013 Money In The Bank match. Rhodes revealed that due to the reaction he got from fans, Rhodes decided to hold back on his decision to leave WWE at that time.

For them to have got with me that night (at Money in the Bank 2013), a career milestone. I wouldn’t have stayed with WWE as long as I did had that moment not happened… 2013? Oh yeah (I was thinking about leaving WWE)… I feel like after 2011, ‘12, I was already starting to explore the idea in my mind of could I leave home? Could I try something different? And the world was growing. But yeah, 2013, I definitely was at least thinking about putting a foot out the door so, and that was a moment where I went, nope, nope. We’re clearly doing something right but, you know…


During the SummerSlam Premium Live Event, Cody Rhodes squared off against Brock Lesnar in a solid match. Rhodes would win the match and Lesnar pulled him in for hug and showed him lot of respect. It remains to be seen what WWE has planned for The American Nightmare next.

What’s your view on what Cody Rhodes said? Do you think WWE should have booked him better during his initial run with the company? Let us know in the comments!

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