Cody Rhodes made his triumphant return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 and now says none of the other rumoured plans for his comeback were ever considered.
Cody Rhodes sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when he made his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 after six years away from the company. On the first night of the event, he took on and defeated Seth ‘Freaking’ Rollins.
Before then, however, there were multiple rumours of him making his debut before ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’. The March 14th edition of Raw gained a lot of attention in particular as it took place in Jacksonville, Florida, the spiritual home of AEW, the company he helped create.
During an appearance on the Out of Character podcast, Cody Rhodes spoke about the rumours that surrounded his WWE return but shot them all down by saying WrestleMania was always the plan.
“As far as my understanding goes, the plan was always WrestleMania. Nothing was ever considered. At one point, I saw people talking about [debuting in] Jacksonville [on Monday Night Raw] and that was a no. Again, it’s not about leaving, it was about returning and the place to do it was at the Showcase of the Immortals, at the biggest stage there is in what we do, undisputed is WrestleMania.”
“And there was a lot of synergy and love over the fact that it was Dallas, Texas, and that was where I had my last WrestleMania with the ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship.”
While Cody Rhodes successfully saw off Seth ‘Freaking’ Rollins on his return, it was announced on the April 11th edition of Raw that Rollins will get another chance at ‘The American Nightmare’ when the two clash again at WrestleMania Backlash.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.