Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE leaving everyone speechless, considering he was one of the founders of All Elite Wrestling in 2019. 'The American Nightmare' appeared at WrestleMania 38 to the delight of the public, immediately taking off.
the whim of beating a true champion like Seth Rollins. The former Intercontinental champion is still undefeated since returning to the Stamford-based federation and has proven to be one of the best performers around. At Hell in a Cell, Cody stepped into the ring despite a serious pectoral muscle injury, which will keep him in the pits for several months (even though Rhodes is doing his best to forge ahead).
In the latest edition of the 'Hall of Fame' podcast, Booker T often has nice words for the former AEW star. The two faced each other several times for the Intercontinental title between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.
Booker T on Cody Rhodes
“I wanted to work with Cody Rhodes, in fact, I wanted him to be my last opponent in WWE” - revealed Booker T. “I always thought that Cody was on the same level as John Cena, Batista and Seth Rollins.
Like it or not, Rhodes' talent is not in question. The current Cody is very different from that of the past. In addition to being more mature, he is also more brilliant and refined” - he added. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer also talked about Kurt Angle: “I would have liked to fight Kurt more.
We had a long feud, but we haven't faced each other that many times in the ring. I would have liked to have had more matches against him because he was damn good. Challenging an Olympic gold medal was a huge satisfaction, I wanted to include it in my resume.
If you worked with Angle and couldn't keep up with him, he would destroy you in the truest sense of the word. I trained hard to make sure I would keep up and to prove to myself that I had what it takes." Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that The Visionary is not only the odds-on favorite to win the MITB contract, but also to go on and successfully cash it in.
Rollins becoming the Undisputed Universal Champion will set up a big program for him and Rhodes once the latter returns. ''Rollins is the favorite of oddsmakers because of the Cody Rhodes promo which teased the idea of Rollins winning, cashing in, and Rhodes chasing him for the title,'' stated Meltzer.