Cody Rhodes Admits He “Didn’t Want To Leave” WWE

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Cody Rhodes says he never wanted to leave WWE in the first place.

Cody Rhodes departed WWE in 2016 and what happened next in his career and the wrestling business as a whole could not have been believed.

Rhodes joined Bullet Club and formed a close bond with The Young Bucks which ultimately led to the original All In show in 2018 before the formation of AEW was announced in 2019.

If that was a shock, more was to come when Rhodes announced that he was leaving AEW in early 2022 before weeks later returning to WWE at WrestleMania 38.

Triple H told Cody Rhodes he “should” punch a writer in the face

Speaking to Sam Roberts in a Q&A Cody Rhodes admitted he never wanted to leave WWE but said it was the only way he could make headway in his career and says the writer that he noted in his documentary that he wanted to punch still works in the company:

“That guy is still a writer here, and I have a great relationship with him. I think he doesn’t know it’s about him. I’m also like, ‘How do you not know? You were fake typing.’ I think a lot of wrestlers or superstars all feel, sometimes, helpless. ‘We’re bound to the creative, we’re bound to this writer.’

“To a degree, there is a structure that you are part of, but we’re not helpless. I felt helpless and realized, I’m gonna have to get over that. I’m going to have to stop complaining and actually do something. I just didn’t want the thing I did to be outside. I didn’t want to leave. I didn’t want to be that.

“Being that and getting outside was the only way. It was the cage that needed to be rattled. There is a part that’s not in there, Hunter [Triple H] also told me that when I said I want to punch that writer in the face, he said, ‘Well, you should.’ There was a moment of thinking about, ‘I’m going to go do it.’ I’d be walking so slow, ‘does he know I’m going to punch him in the face.’ We weren’t fighting in the moment. They took that part out. Big HR problem.”

Cody Rhodes will have a tougher challenge than a writer in front of him at SummerSlam as he’ll have to try and punch Brock Lesnar in the face if he wants to win what will no doubt be a hard-hitting third match in their series against each other.

h/t Fightful