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. His passion for pro wrestling is well known as Rhodes even has his own training school called The Nightmare Factory. Now it appears a talent scout from WWE recently paid a visit to the school.

The American Nightmare is very proud of The Nightmare Factory, which is a training school in Georgia run by Cody Rhodes and QT Marshall. The school opened in 2020 and some episodes of AEW Dynamite were also taped there.

While speaking on The Pulse, Cody Rhodes was asked about The Nightmare Factory. The American Nightmare revealed that a WWE talent scout recently paid a visit to the school.

The Nightmare Factory is the most fun that I have with all of sports entertainment or wrestling, outside of actually being out there in those moments with the fans. When you’re a beginner, that’s the best. You don’t have any bad habits, you don’t even know what the bad habits are. Everything is new. There is nothing instilled in you other than you love this, something caught your attention, and you want to do it. I really enjoy teaching that crop of youth. I’m not great when it comes to fundamental chain wrestling, go from A to B to C to D. As much as I can tell you, ‘in front of a live crowd, this moment might work for you. Take an extra second.’ I had the best education. Dusty Rhodes is my father and growing up in the business, I started at 20, I got to wrestle Triple H, the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels.


All these guys aren’t here (wrestling) anymore. Everyone is alive, other than my father. These legends passed it on to me, that’s how it used to be done. Now, to be able to take the stuff they said, and make it my thing, and tell these kids, it’s the best. I love the Nightmare Factory. I love to do a showcase every 12 weeks. It’s the beginner’s camp. The showcase, I always think it’s going to be so bad.

They’re brand new, they’re children. The running gag is ‘ah, it’s actually pretty good. We must have taught them something.’ We just had a scout from WWE come down, give them the hard talk on all the things that it takes. He was really impressed. That makes me feel good because that’s the whole point of getting this knowledge. I got this knowledge from guys that I mentioned. The whole point is passing it on and building the next generation.

Quite a few pro wrestling veterans have shown up at The Nightmare Factor, including John Cena. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether WWE will end up hiring a talent from Cody Rhodes’ school.

What’s your view on this Cody Rhodes story? Do you think The Nightmare Factory will produce great stars? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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