Cody Rhodes on the reactions after The American Nightmare tattoo
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Cody Rhodes was a guest on the IMPAULSIVE podcast. The American Nightmare tattoo on his neck was the topic. Rhodes got a tattoo 2 days before he was going to compete in Aew. Interesting reactions followed. “The tattoo on the neck… The dude drew it and I’ve always liked the design and ‘The American Nightmare’ design was what it was but, I powered through because I have one tattoo on my chest for my dad and stuff so I don’t have a lot of tattoos, and I’m powering through and he’s like, ‘Do you really want to take a break? You probably wanna take a break, right? You wanna take a break?’ And I kept thinking, ah, I’m good, I’m good.
I wish I had took a break because I didn’t know it was double the size of the drawing I saw and I thought, oh my God, I’m wrestling in two days because he said, ‘Either do it months out or just two days before…’ I don’t know if it was a mistake or I wasn’t paying attention.
A lot of people were like, ‘Neck? Neck? Neck?’ And then my boss at the time, this was when I was at AEW, he just thought, ‘No way. Not gonna be your neck’ and then I walked into the production meeting the next day… I remember Jim Ross was — legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross — literally just (staring at me).
The whole meeting was just staring at it. Not listening to anything. ”- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Rhodes also spoke about the death of Jay Briscoe. He was also in a state of shock after learning about the sad news.
“Whenever we lose a great wrestler, we just lost one with Jay Briscoe. He was ROH. Whenever we lose a great wrestler, my sister always says, ‘Man, the matches in heaven are great tonight’ and if I think about it, what a super card… It sucks to see somebody who puts in so much time but yeah, that’s a great way to really honor what we do here and now, honor their legacy.
I’m not sure how familiar you (Logan Paul) are with Jay Briscoe but as you learn and get more indoctrinated in the business. When I went to ROH, again, another part of this excursion, that guy was it. He was the deal”.