In a surprising turn of events, Cody Rhodes continues to leave an indelible impact on WWE's NXT brand, with his influence set to extend into another week. Participating in the star-studded NXT line-up on October 10th, Rhodes became a focal point of the night, alongside other wrestling luminaries like John Cena, Paul Heyman, and The Undertaker.
Although these figures were instrumental in catapulting NXT's ratings above rival AEW Dynamite, it's Rhodes' role that promises to have a more lasting effect. Anointed as the guest General Manager by Shawn Michaels for the evening, Cody Rhodes had a decisive say in crafting the NXT Championship match between Ilja Dragunov and Dominik Mysterio.
Additionally, he selected LA Knight as the special guest referee, an intriguing choice that ultimately saw Dragunov emerge victorious. Now, fans are abuzz with anticipation as Rhodes teases an impending announcement, a "final decision" he took as NXT GM, scheduled for unveiling on the October 17th edition of NXT.
While the wrestling world ponders what this revelation could mean for NXT's future, Cody Rhodes' influence was felt elsewhere—this time on WWE's SmackDown. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Rhodes teamed up with Jey Uso to claim victory over Grayson Waller and Austin Theory.
But it was the post-match confrontation that stole the headlines. As Rhodes and Uso were leaving the arena, they crossed paths with Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa, setting the stage for an electrifying face-off with Roman Reigns.
Amid palpable tension, Reigns and Rhodes locked eyes in a stirring staredown, both hinting at a potential future clash. Newly appointed SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis was quick to mediate, attempting to defuse the situation between the two icons.
As Rhodes continues to make waves in both NXT and SmackDown, it's clear that his influence is far from waning. The wrestling community is now left to speculate on the nature of his upcoming announcement and the potential collision course with Roman Reigns.
One thing is for certain: Cody Rhodes is a man with a plan, and the wrestling world waits with bated breath for what comes next.