Cody Rhodes Explains Why He Wrestled With Torn Pec At Hell In A Cell

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Cody Rhodes showed his dedication to the wrestling business when he fought through a gruesome injury.

One of the biggest feuds of 2022 was the match trilogy between Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes. All three matches were widely praised by wrestling fans and critics alike, with their third match at Hell in a Cell even getting the coveted 5-Star rating from Dave Meltzer.

A key part of that match’s success was that Cody was obviously injured going into it. This wasn’t just limited to reports: Cody’s deeply bruised torso showed just how badly his pectoral muscle was torn.

But Cody was determined to wrestle his final match with Rollins, WWE’s medical protocols be damned.

Speaking on Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast, Cody explained what was going through his mind as he struggled with his injury.

“They [WWE] were really cool and I think it was something that Vince really knew I wasn’t going to take no. I might have had to take a no, but I just didn’t want to get to it.

I had a great conversation with him and he was really clear about, ‘Hey man. If you’re struggling out there, we got to call it.’”

Cody went on to say that being in the match was difficult because the injury clouded his mind, to the point that he felt physically ill at times while the match was going on.

I said, ‘All right.’ Well, it’s a struggle, always, when you’re wrestling Seth. It’s a struggle when you’re in Hell in the Cell, but I did understand that, and they let me finish.

The referee in the ring, Spider, that’s his nickname, he talked to me the whole time because I was just on Planet Z. I was in shock still, because , where you feel like you’re gonna vomit, you break a bone or whatever. I hit something up front.

I set right up, and it looked like I sat up for the camera shot. I sat right up, here it comes. I’m going to throw up and they’re gonna instantly ring the bell. I think if I would have thrown up, they would have been, ‘okay.’ because people like watching a car wreck, but there’s a limit to it.”

Moving forward, Cody Rhodes has officially confirmed that he will be challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 39.

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