Cody Rhodes Doesn’t Understand Why International Fans Love A Big Dumb American

Cody Rhodes smiling in front of US flag

Cody Rhodes is surprised by the love he gets from international audiences.

Riding high as the Undisputed WWE Champion, Rhodes is arguably the biggest star in WWE right now. Everywhere The American Nightmare goes, he is given thunderous ovations by his adoring fans. In recent months, this has extended to WWE’s events abroad, ranging from Australia to the UK and beyond.

In a new interview on Behind The Turnbuckle, Rhodes has admitted he’s perplexed by the reactions he gets overseas due to his all-American babyface character. Despite the confusion, though, he is loving the experience.

“One of the things I’m enjoying most post-WrestleMania is all of these international PLEs. I have no clue why the audience vibes with me, as basically the big dumb American with the American flag tattooed on the side of his neck.

“Internationally is sometimes where I get the most love. I didn’t have a college experience. This is my global education. My connection with sports entertainment and wrestling fans worldwide. I’m so thankful I’m able to do that. I always say, I’d understand if they didn’t want to cheer for me in France and Saudi. I’d understand. They’ve completely jumped on board with it.

“Internationally, it’s been eye opening. Again, big dumb American from the state of Georgia. I’ve learned so much from doing these international PLEs. Shoutout to Nick Khan for making these possible because it’s giving me an experience of a lifetime while I’m performing.”

Cody Rhodes Set To Main Event WWE SummerSlam

According to recent reports, Cody Rhodes will defend the Undisputed WWE Championship in the main event of SummerSlam. The star’s feud with The Bloodline will seemingly continue to the Biggest Party of the Summer where he will face Solo Sikoa.

H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.