In the high-stakes world of professional wrestling, Cody Rhodes, the cover star of the much-anticipated WWE 2K24 video game, stands at a pivotal juncture. Following his missed opportunity to clinch the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 39, Rhodes has his sights firmly set on WrestleMania 40 for a redemptive triumph.
In a candid interview with Sports Illustrated, "The American Nightmare" expressed his determination to rewrite his story. “If I haven’t finished the story by WWE 2K25, don’t bring me back for the commercial.
Don’t put me on the cover, don’t put me anywhere near it. I won’t deserve it. But it’s fun that this is happening in real time, and we all get to experience it together,” he stated. Rhodes' journey mirrors the narrative drama that WWE fans cherish, blending real-life aspirations with the thrilling unpredictability of sports entertainment.
His quest for the championship is not just a personal battle but a storyline evolving in real-time, captivating audiences globally.
Hulkamania's 40th Anniversary
Meanwhile, WWE is gearing up to celebrate a momentous occasion in its storied history.
Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Hulk Hogan's first-ever WWF Championship victory, a defining moment that reshaped professional wrestling. Hogan, a legend in the industry, overcame The Iron Sheik at Madison Square Garden, launching an era famously known as 'Hulkamania.'
In tribute to this historic milestone, WWE aired a special video package on tonight’s RAW, commemorating 40 years of Hulkamania. The show also featured exclusive footage of Hogan, where he shared his insights on this Saturday's Royal Rumble premium live event.
The Hulkster highlighted superstars like Becky Lynch, Bayley, Cody Rhodes, and CM Punk as top contenders for the Women’s and Men’s Royal Rumble matches. Adding to the excitement, Hogan teased the possibility of an unexpected return, hinting at his readiness for one more match.
This revelation adds another layer of anticipation to the already electrifying atmosphere surrounding the Royal Rumble, where surprises are the norm, and legends can re-emerge to reclaim glory. As WWE continues to weave these compelling narratives, fans eagerly await Rhodes' quest for redemption and the potential resurgence of Hogan, proving once again the enduring allure and unpredictability of professional wrestling.