WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg has heaped praised on the development of ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes.
After a decade with WWE, Rhodes departed the company in 2016 after becoming unsatisfied with creative and set off around the globe to carve a new legacy for himself with appearances for the likes of IMPACT Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Rhodes would go on to become a force behind the creation of AEW, serving as an Executive Vice-President.
Rhodes returned to WWE as Vince McMahon’s hand-selected mystery opponent for Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins on night one of WrestleMania 38, held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
‘The American Nightmare’ went one better in 2023, headlining WrestleMania 39 in Los Angeles in an unsuccessful tilt at Roman Reigns’ Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Speaking on a recent edition of his podcast Oh…You Didn’t Know? , Road Dogg stated his belief that Rhodes’ experiences around the world had been beneficial to his development:
“He’s put in the work, he’s done all of the work, you know what I mean? You want to learn everybody’s job and that’s what he’s done. He’s been there long enough to become a student of every game.”
“Look, you can be a student of the wrestling game, and not understand the business aspect of it and therefore not capitalize fully on your run or your career.
Cody has kind of run-up that first batch, second, he’s been up to them all and he’s kind of learned along the way so good for him, man.”
Who Is Cody Rhodes Facing At Crown Jewel?
The next challenge for ‘The American Nightmare’ comes in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the Crown Jewel Premium Live Event.
Rhodes will battle Judgment Day member and current Money In The Bank briefcase holder Damian Priest at Mohammed Abdu Arena on November 4th.
H/T: WrestlingInc for the above transcription