Cody Rhodes Shows Off WrestleMania 39 Gear [PHOTO]
Cody Rhodes is in for the fight of his life at WrestleMania 39 when he takes on Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship but when Rhodes goes into battle, he’ll be paying tribute to his career outside of WWE.
Following his exit from WWE in 2016, The American Nightmare famously made a list and went the length and breadth of the US and around the world, ticking off names and making the independent scene his own.
Speaking in February to HOT 97 Cody Rhodes noted that he wants to pay homage to his run on the indys when he graces The Grandest Stage of Them All:
“Small spoiler I guess, I was trying to come up with this idea for a weight belt for a very specific PLE or pay-per-view, whatever you wanna call it where I wrote everybody independent promotion I worked at on it, because that was the most important thing I did was this connection with these fans and getting to know them and grassroots and that became really my bread and butter.”
During his time away from WWE and before Rhodes was at the forefront of AEW, The American Nightmare competed for a slew of promotions including Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling, AAA, NWA, CWE, RevPro, HIW, A1 Wrestling, NEW, AAW, WrestleCircus, House of Hardcore, HOG, Discovery Wrestling, as well as a whole host of others.
Now Rhodes has revealed on social media the names of all those promotions will be featured on the inside of his weight belt for WrestleMania and that the one name that he had to use for a spell outside of WWE will also be featured as the outside of the belt simply reads “Cody.”
In many respects I’m alone out there, but also I’m not…carry it with you, all of it #WrestleMania@WWE@SoFiStadiumpic.twitter.com/IYJDoWsRPL
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) March 26, 2023