Cody Rhodes, the acclaimed WWE superstar, recently spoke about his journey and aspirations in an emotional interview on "Busted Open." Still processing his defeat at WrestleMania 39, Rhodes shared his candid thoughts and plans for a strong comeback, eyeing success at the next WrestleMania 40.
During his conversation with WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry, Rhodes, often referred to as "The American Nightmare," reflected on his match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39. While he grappled with mixed feelings about the loss, Rhodes emphasized his unwavering determination to reclaim his position at the pinnacle of WWE.
"The road to redemption is long, and I'm fully aware of it," Rhodes stated. "WrestleMania 39 was a turning point for me, not just as a competitor but also as an individual seeking to redefine his legacy. Each time I step into the ring, whether it's on 'Raw' or at major events like SummerSlam, there's a silent mantra I repeat to myself - 'We're on our way.'
However, words alone don't chart the path to success. The upcoming WrestleMania season, Royal Rumble, and WarGames are more than just events; they represent a rigorous journey, a test of resilience and character."
Rhodes: Inspired by Cena
Rhodes also mentioned how he draws inspiration from WWE legends like John Cena, focusing on continuous improvement and audience engagement.
"Every show, every about is an opportunity to evolve, to connect more deeply with the fans. That's what I've learned from John Cena's approach," he explained. The conversation was poignant as Rhodes discussed his participation in the upcoming Survivor Series, where he will compete in the WarGames match.
This match type holds a special significance for Rhodes, as it was conceived by his late father, Dusty Rhodes, a legendary figure in professional wrestling. "As I prepare for WarGames, there's a sense of pride and responsibility.
It's not just about the competition; it's a tribute to my father's legacy," Rhodes said. "My journey to WrestleMania 40 is more than a quest for personal redemption; it's about honoring the past while boldly stepping into the future." Rhodes' heartfelt reflections and unyielding spirit underscore his deep connection to the sport and his relentless pursuit of excellence.
As he looks ahead to WrestleMania 40, fans and pundits eagerly anticipate the next chapter in the storied career of this WWE icon.