Cody Rhodes' performance in Hell in a Cell left everyone in awe. Despite a serious chest muscle injury, 'The American Nightmare' chose to step into the ring anyway to face Seth Rollins in the third chapter of their heated rivalry.
In addition to taking a big win in a major event, the 36-year-old from Marietta has proven to be one of the best performers around. During his career, Rhodes has won the Intercontinental title twice, the WWE Tag Team Championship three times and the World Tag Team Championship three times.
He also held the ROH World Championship and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once each. Interviewed by Sanchez Taylor for 'WrestletTalk.com', former IMPACT Wrestling star Nick Aldis had nice words for Cody.
Nick Aldis on Cody Rhodes
"I think it was a personal choice.
I can't speak for Cody Rhodes, but he was the one who decided to step into the ring despite the injury" - began Nick Aldis. WWE is by far the go-to company in this business and Vince McMahon has realized he has to go all-in on Cody Rhodes right now.
I want to congratulate Cody” - he added. Bully Ray echoed: “Rhodes has shown he has uncommon courage. What he did at Hell in a Cell represents a defining moment in his career. In just one night, Cody literally overtook himself and left everyone in awe.
When Rhodes took off his jacket and fans got to see the full extent of his injury, they were left speechless. I don't know if you noticed it, but the arena was strangely quiet in the first 5 to 7 minutes of the match. Do you know why? Because people were shocked at Rhodes' extraordinary courage.
Nobody thought he would enter the ring in those conditions”. Cody's return to WWE was arguably one of the most surprising events of 2022. Cody Rhodes' injury is the same one that John Cena suffered in early October 2007.
Cena's case was a tear to his right pectoral muscle. Despite predictions that he'd be out for a long time, WWE's former franchise player made a shocking return in just three months and won the 2008 Royal Rumble.
Rhodes might be unable to make a miraculous three-month recovery, and he's expected to be out of action for the foreseeable future. Rollins suffered his third successive defeat against Rhodes inside Hell in a Cell on Sunday.
The story of the match revolved around The American Nightmare’s torn pectoral tendon, which requires surgery this week.