Cody Rhodes received a lot of advice before returning to WWE
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 1242
To the delight of fans, Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE after a six-year absence. 'The American Nightmare' appeared at Wrestlemania 38, the most important event on the calendar, taking the satisfaction of beating Seth Rollins at the end of a no holds barred battle.
In the next episode of Monday Night Raw, the former AEW star expressed his desire to win a world title in the near future. In 2019, the 36-year-old from Marietta was one of the founders of All Elite Wrestling, in which he also served as executive vice president.
Rhodes and Rollins will face off again at WrestleMania Backlash, WWE's next pay-per-view, which will be staged on May 8 at the Dunkin 'Donuts Center in Providence. A guest on the latest edition of the 'After the Bell' podcast, Cody revealed that Diamond Dallas Page gave him some useful advice before his return to WWE.
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"Diamond Dallas Page was pretty worried when he heard I was going back to WWE," Cody Rhodes confided. "I remember he came to my house and he was really thoughtful. He told me that leaving WWE was the right move six years ago and that I had proven to be one of the best talents around.
I replied that I was confident and he humored me. DDP gave me some useful tips and wished me luck” - continued Cody. Former WWE manager Jim Cornette spoke of the welcome given to Rhodes: “The outcry was huge because no one expected him to leave AEW to return to WWE.
In these first few weeks, he has been presented to fans as an absolute icon. He had never enjoyed such status during his first WWE adventure. The response from the public has been excellent so far. A lot of people criticized him when he decided to leave the company six years ago, but it must be admitted that Cody was right.
He cut his teeth around the world and proved to Vince Mcmahon that he was wrong about him." Speaking on Corey Graves’ After The Bell podcast, Rhodes clarified that wrestling veterans like Cornette and Vince Russo are welcome to share their opinions.
The 36-year-old added that he enjoyed watching Cornette work as a manager for The Midnight Express in the 1980s: “I think Cornette has an omnibus on me, like a 10-hour [show]… it’s something absurd with all his opinions on me and stuff.
Hey bud, I’m not mad at you. Good for you”. Cody continued, “I was a fan of your work in the 80s, one of the h*ttest tag teams of all time. Incredible manager, a lot of knowledge of the industry. Well, sir, I have a lot of it as well”.