Title: "Becoming Cody Rhodes": A Captivating WWE Documentary Unraveling the American Nightmare's Journey Get ready for an unprecedented look into the life and career of WWE's enigmatic superstar, Cody Rhodes, as the highly-anticipated documentary "Becoming Cody Rhodes" is set to premiere on Peacock, the home of WWE Network in the US, on Monday, July 31st.
This documentary promises an immersive exploration of Rhodes' remarkable journey, leaving no stone unturned. Just one day after Cody's intense confrontation with Brock Lesnar on Raw, the premiere in Atlanta brought together a star-studded audience comprising Cody's family, close friends, and select media members.
The event was meaningful, and the charismatic wrestler took center stage, delivering a heartfelt speech to mark the occasion. Despite being a WWE production, fans have been curious about how "Becoming Cody Rhodes" will address his significant role in founding All Elite Wrestling (AEW) alongside a group of friends in 2019.
The documentary acknowledges this pivotal chapter in Rhodes' career, highlighting his three-year stint in AEW, where he held the TNT Championship thrice. Nevertheless, Rhodes faced an intriguing obstacle early on in AEW that prevented him from contending for the AEW World Title.
As an Executive Vice President of AEW and a close ally of The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) and Kenny Omega, Cody played a crucial role in shaping the promotion's early days. However, in early 2022, after a fruitful tenure in AEW, his contract ended, and he decided to return to WWE—the very company where he first carved his path, only to depart in 2016.
WrestleMania Triumphs and Trials
Since returning to WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes has been nothing short of a sensation, reclaiming his spot as one of WWE's biggest stars and a top babyface with record-breaking merchandise sales.
Despite his valiant effort in the WrestleMania 39 main event against Roman Reigns, the victory narrowly eluded him, leaving fans in awe of his undeniable talent and resilience. As "Becoming Cody Rhodes" explores his journey outside WWE and back again, Stephen Amell, a close friend of Rhodes, narrates the compelling story.
However, fans may notice the absence of footage from Cody's time in AEW, except for excerpts from The Young Bucks' "Being The Elite" YouTube show, which the Bucks generously permitted for the documentary. Notably, no direct footage of his AEW run was included, though interviews featuring others discussing his time with AEW are likely to make it to the final cut.
While Rhodes is expected to remain tight-lipped about the reasons for leaving AEW, respecting a confidential agreement with AEW President Tony Khan, the documentary will delve into the pivotal moments leading to his return to WWE.
One such moment was his interaction with Bruce Prichard about contract renewal, eventually culminating in a deal finalized at Cody's Atlanta home during an unforgettable visit from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. "Becoming Cody Rhodes" promises to be an emotional and riveting portrait of a remarkable wrestling career, capturing the essence of a man determined to write his legacy, honor his father's legacy, and leave an indelible mark on the sport he loves. This enthralling documentary offers a window into the American Nightmare's fascinating journey like never before.