Cody Rhodes had an interesting guest appearance on the Dan LeBatard Show. What everyone knows is that within WWE there is a huge number of conflicts, which sometimes escalate into fights. Rhodes personally singled out one wrestler who 'gets on his nerves', and he confirmed that there was almost a fight between the two of them.
“I almost would say that I like less people than I dislike in terms of the backstage setting. The competition that exists in wrestling, you see that suspension of disbelief on-screen, but backstage it is very real in terms of the competition, who is going to be on top.
For example, who is going to headline WrestleMania. This year, being Roman Reigns and myself, it doesn’t garner a lot of friends. Seth Rollins is the closest I’ve ever had to backstage turning into a fist fight in front of all of our peers and upper management.
It didn’t happen. Him and I absolutely can’t stand one another, I’d probably try and rip his eyes out”. - Rhodes said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Cody Rhodes on the backstage conflicts
Rhodes recalled another backstage fight.
One of the wrestlers tried to provoke him, and he succeeded. However, Rhodes immediately reacted and knocked him to the floor. “I’ve had one backstage skirmish. I’m not going to name the guy. The good thing is, I won.
When I came back, this is early in my career, he was wearing one of my vests. I have these special leather vests that I wore as part of my entrance. He was wearing it and kind of mocking me at the talent viewing position. As I went walking towards him, I thought I was going to headbutt him, but a headbutt seems pretty violent these days.
I thought, ‘why don’t I just grapple him?’ I have a good folkstyle Greco background. I got an over-under and swept him to the floor. Then I took my jacket and I looked like a complete jerk in front of everybody because he was probably just having a good time and it was probably funny. Only one fight backstage and I won that fight,” Rhodes said.
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