The biggest twist to come on the first night dedicated to Wrestlemania 38, was certainly the return to the WWE rings of Cody Rhodes, former AEW athlete, who recently signed a multi-year contract with the McMahons, after being absent for a few years from the Stamford company ring.
Even though fans had known for weeks how the mysterious athlete who would face Seth Rollins would be WWE Hall of Famer's youngest son Dusty Rhodes, WWE wanted to keep it confidential until the very end, even chartering a private jet to bring the former TNT Champion of the Khans company to Dallas.
In the end, to magically appear in front of the WWE Visionary at Wrestlemania 38, it was Cody Rhodes, with the cheering fans who could not wait to see him again in the rings that have seen him grow for years, first with his name and then under the clothes of Stardust.
After his victory against Seth Rollins, Cody also appeared in the post-Wrestlemania episode of Monday Night Raw, with his promo having a lot of weight for the future, with the athlete talking about main. event and world title, coming to say very important things.
What's next for Cody Rhodes?
According to what was stated by the famous Jim Cornette in his personal podcast, the Jim Cornette Drive's Thru podcast, "It was impactful. Cody Rhodes looked like a huge star and an established main event star with this entry and match, never seen before in his entire WWE career.
And yes, the music was part of that because everyone recognized it with a second and people added that to their awareness as well. But still, Tony was taken for a laughingstock on television, with this show and all of a sudden not only does he lose one of his vice presidents, but he also loses his music and all? I mean, all of this was a real kick in Tony's face this week."
Cody Rhodes returned to WWE RAW after six years and competed in a match against Kevin Owens, during which he used little assistance from The Rock's mother. Cody Rhodes and KO locked horns in a dark match after the show went off the air.
Both superstars engaged in an entertaining singles encounter that saw them brawl near the announcement desk at one point.