Cody Rhodes Made Decision To Wrestle Injured, Surgery Date Set
Cody Rhodes has revealed that it was his decision to compete inside Hell In A Cell with a torn pectoral. Meanwhile, a new report has confirmed when he will undergo surgery.
At Hell In A Cell, Cody Rhodes battled Seth Rollins for the third time since he his triumphant return to WWE at WrestleMania 38. The pair took their rivalry to a new level by agreeing to meet inside the Hell In A Cell structure.
Only hours before the show, WWE confirmed that Rhodes had torn his pectoral muscle “completely off the bone”. Despite this, The American Nightmare competed in the bout as scheduled, shocking the Chicago crowd into silence when he removed his ring jacket to reveal massive bruising across his chest and arm.
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Rollins targetted Rhodes’ injury throughout the gruelling bout, but Cody Rhodes fought through the pain to finish him off with two Cross Rhodes and a sledgehammer shot.
After the match, Cody Rhodes grabbed a microphone and told the WWE Universe that it was his idea alone to compete despite the injury.
“I’m sure I’m gonna explain things a little further tomorrow, I’ll be very brief. No one convinced me, with a torn pec, to come out here. It was solely my decision. You would have to literally kill me from staying away from this ring. Ten times out of ten, I would have made the same decision.” (H/T to Fightful)
Speaking on Wrestler Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer speculated that Cody Rhodes could be looking at a return around the Royal Rumble in January 2023 following his injury.
“Hopefully he gets it taken care of, and hopefully when he comes back that he will get the same treatment from the company or close to it that Paul Levesque [Triple H] did in similar circumstances with the quad. It probably won’t be that way, hopefully, it will be close because he’s a main event guy.
“Paul Levesque, it was very compelling, it was a great comeback story because they wanted it to be, he was the right guy that they were gonna push at the right time to do the comeback and it was one of the most memorable returns that they’ve ever had. How many other guys have been out for a year and have got none of that?
“But I hope that [Rhodes] gets some of that especially because of the way he left. Hopefully, he gets the surgery, hopefully, he’s ok by Royal Rumble, which I guess would be about the target date [for a return] would be right around there.” (H/T to Inside The Ropes)
Everyone at TJR Wrestling would like to wish Cody Rhodes a full and speedy recovery.