Cody Rhodes Leaves Paul Heyman In Tears On WWE Raw

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Emotions were running high on Monday Night Raw as Cody Rhodes and Paul Heyman came face to face in a spine-tingling encounter.

Cody Rhodes returned from seven months on the shelf from injury at the 2023 Royal Rumble, winning the men’s Rumble match to book his place in the main event of WrestleMania 39. It has since been confirmed that Rhodes will go one-on-one with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns – should Reigns overcome the challenge of Sami Zayn at Elimination Chamber.

On the 6th of February edition of Raw, Cody Rhodes discussed his WrestleMania bout while also wishing Zayn well in his own quest for championship gold. That brought out The Tribal Chief’s Special Counsel, Paul Heyman.

Heyman’s association with the Rhodes family dates back decades and that history was soon made very public by The American Nightmare. Cody Rhodes recalled his family falling on hard times, with Heyman putting in a call to Dusty Rhodes to appear in ECW and paying him handsomely as a result. Rhodes thanked Heyman for being a man of his word in that regard – something the former ECW boss was not always known for – and for giving The American Dream back his confidence.

Paul Heyman was in tears as he tried to compose himself and bring things back to business, which he soon did. Heyman recalled his own conversations with Dusty Rhodes and told Cody that his father had once told him that while he was his favourite son, Roman Reigns was the son he always wanted.

Cody Rhodes issued an ominous warning by telling Heyman that he won’t pay for his words, but Roman Reigns certainly will.