Amidst a current storyline with The Judgment Day, featuring the likes of Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes, also referred to as "The American Nightmare," found himself in the spotlight for another reason. Following last week's chaotic brawl after the Undisputed Tag Team Titles match, Rhodes took to social media, possibly hinting at Ricky Starks transitioning to WWE, much like Jade Cargill did recently.
For readers who might be out of the loop, Jade Cargill made headlines by signing a multi-year contract with WWE, marking her as the inaugural AEW female talent to cross over. This move has sparked chatter about Ricky Starks possibly following in Cargill’s footsteps.
This chatter was further fanned when Cody Rhodes responded to his wife, Brandi Rhodes' tweet about her post-pregnancy physique using a Ricky Starks GIF. Brandi's tweet, which celebrated her renewed physique post-pregnancy, was met with a playful reply from Cody, using a GIF of Ricky Starks.
The usage of Starks' GIF wasn’t incidental, but appeared to be a cryptic nod, potentially alluding to Starks' professional journey.
Cody vs. Omos Brewing?
In other news related to Cody Rhodes, is WWE setting the stage for a rivalry between him and Omos? Their interactions during recent house shows suggest as much.
At one event, Cody managed to send the imposing figure of Omos through a table. While there hasn’t been official TV storyline development yet, the stage seems to be set for an impending clash. While the upcoming Premium Live Event, Fastlane 2023, scheduled for October 7, 2023, at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse, might be too soon for this rivalry to take center stage, Crown Jewel 2023 in Saudi Arabia could be the ideal platform.
Historically, WWE has been known to deliver surprises for the Saudi audience. If the encounter does materialize, fans worldwide will be keenly watching: Can The American Nightmare triumph over The Nigerian Giant? Only time will tell.