Cody Rhodes Snorted Pre-Workout Before Botched WWE Match

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Cody Rhodes is on the precipice of the biggest match of his career as he gets set to headline WrestleMania 39 with Roman Reigns but things have not always been so good for the star.

On the June 17th, 2011 edition of SmackDown Cody Rhodes teamed with Ted DiBiase Jr. and Wade Barrett to take on the eclectic team of Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, and Ezekiel Jackson in a match that has gone down in history for not only having a major mess up happen to end the bout but for DiBiase Jr.’s mangled use of the English language that came afterward.

Speaking on HOT 106 with Mike D, Cody Rhodes discussed the infamous bout and explained that his own behaviour before going to the ring that night was anything but normal:

“There is a legendary wrestler, now he’s a producer, [Vice President], writer, Michael Hayes. He was in charge of whatever I was doing that night, I believe it was a three-segment tag match. I don’t know if it was being young, arrogant, or a braggart.

“He asked me what we were going to do out there and I legitimately snorted pre-workout to be funny. I don’t know what I was thinking. It was a very strong pre-workout. I did it and I told him, ‘it doesn’t matter what we do out there, we’re going to tear the roof off this place.’ Famous last words. Then disaster struck.”

Far from tearing the roof of the place, the competitors were left slinking away with their tails between their legs as Ted DiBiase Jr. failed to kick out of a planned near fall and lost the match far too early for what was planned. Rhodes then explained how Vince McMahon tried to help him save face by blaming the referee but even that wasn’t going to work:

“In the first segment of the three segments. One guy got kicked below the waist twice. That was Bad News Barrett. Tried real hard to get back to where we were, got kicked below again. The next thing you know, Daniel Bryan hits a dropkick in the corner and Ted DiBiase Jr gets pinned. Doesn’t get up. That’s in one segment. Two segments (not filled) on television that we’re supposed to do something, there was a lot of frustration.

“I rolled to the outside realizing this was probably the worst match in history [of the arena]. Rolled to the outside, tried to salvage it, told the guy next to me, ‘We should go in there and jump him. Let’s jump him.’ By the time I finished saying that, he was so angry, I turned to look back and he was already marching to the back, Bad News Barrett, furious over this terrible segment.

“Okay, we’re not jumping. I walk to the back, there’s Vince (McMahon) standing up, headset off, you know you’re in trouble. Ted thought he kicked out, he looked at him and before Vince could yell at us, he said, ‘Where is that referee? He was trying to [f*ck] on us.’ The way he worded it, everyone was staring at him.

“There is no justice in this, the referee, Rod Zapata, he’s still with WWE, great referee. Vince called him over, ‘Hey ref, you were totally out of position.’ He’s validating Ted. He said, ‘I know sir, but on covers that face the hard camera, I can’t block the hard cam.’ Vince put the headset back on, ‘Yeah, you’re right,’ sat back down, Ted was stewing, Wade is punching a wall, I told Michael we were going to tear the roof off, Michael is shaking his head.

“The worst part of it all, in the worst match I ever had in the history of my time at WWE, the worst part of it all, we thought they would edit it a little bit. I watched it all happen back. It’s like somebody in the office said, ‘Just let these young guys know they suck. They’re not tearing the roof off.’ I made up for it when I came back for Backlash, last time I was here, I had a great match with Seth Rollins.”

Cody Rhodes recently named a former WWE Superstar that he’d love to see back in the company after three years away.

h/t Fightful