With adrenaline in his soul, Cody Rhodes addressed an audience prior to the screening of his new documentary.
A new documentary covering the life of WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes is set to premiere on Peacock on Monday, July 31st. It is a project that began filming when Cody returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 in April 2022, so it’s been over a year of content before we actually get to see it.
In a trailer that was released on Monday, there are interviews with Cody Rhodes himself along with WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H, Ric Flair, Cody’s wife Brandi Rhodes, Cody’s sister Teil, Kevin Owens, and The Undertaker.
One of the more interesting comments in the documentary featured Kevin Owens saying: “Vince McMahon even flew to his house to get him back. Not many people can say they did that.” It is actually known that Vince did that, but it likely wasn’t mentioned on a WWE-produced show before.
On Tuesday night in Atlanta, which is also where Raw was held on Monday night, Cody Rhodes along with his family, friends and the media, went to the premiere of the “Becoming Cody Rhodes” documentary. There was a red carpet that featured interviews with some of the key people involved.
Prior to the screening, Cody Rhodes addressed the audience while even giving a shoutout to his good friend Matt Cardona (former Zack Ryder in WWE), who was there with his wife, WWE’s Chelsea Green. Thanks to PWInsider’s Mike Johnson for the transcript below.
“I’m excited to see so many people who have been a huge part of my life, a huge part. I tend to get very emotional when doing these, so I’m not going to let that happen because the doc has filled with that already. But I will say, as much as my face, likeness, and everything that is the American Nightmare is just plastered all over this wonderful place and this is going to be something special for Peacock and it just seems so, just me, just me, just me, I cannot remotely take any credit for this wonderful documentary that you’re about to see because the two guys who really put it together.
Ben Hauser, who has come to WWE from ESPN, Ben Hauser, is here tonight. A wonderful, yeah, absolutely, really changed the face of documentaries and different pieces of media for WWE. He did edit me out of an episode of WWE Rivals, so I’ll never shoot for Rivals ever again. But I still like Ben and the other guy, the man who directed this. And to me, this is a night that’s really about him. He is Matt Brain and if you know Matt Brain, Matt Brain is here.
Matt Brain reminds me a lot of the wrestlers and superstars that I was linked with in 2008, 2009, 2010, the Dolphs, the Kofis, the Bryan Danielsons, all these people that were just working really hard and trying to grab these brass rings as they were referred to. And he’s done everything, and I don’t think enough credit has been given to him. So I really hope it’s seen just like I wanted to be seen as somebody who could be in the main event. He’s a main event director and I very much thank him for that.
Guys, enjoy this. It was very, a long time coming to put this together and I’m so glad I get to share it with some of the best people, friends, family, members of the media, members of the media who helped make this a possibility. Matt Cardona is even here. You want to stand up, Matt? Stand up, Matt. You got to stand up at this point, Matt. You can’t stand up? Matt’s wearing a Rolex, by the way.
So we’ve got some of the best people in the world. And the last thing I’ll say before we get going is I have been probably one of the most difficult people to live with, deal with, do business with. And I have the best, sorry, I have the best partner in the world, my wife Brandi.
And I hope you guys enjoy it. Please let me know. This was something that a lot of love went into. Have a great time. Enjoy this thing. If anybody gets up in the middle of it, you’re dead to me. Have fun guys. Thank you guys so much. Enjoy.”
The trailer for Becoming Cody Rhodes is below.
Unfiltered. Unedited. Untouchable. Witness @CodyRhodes become the American Nightmare.
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