WWE star did not expect to return until “spectacular” conversation with Vince McMahon

6 May 2022
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Cody Rhodes initially thought his conversation with Vince McMahon about a potential WWE return might be “uninteresting”.

Rhodes made his first WWE match in six years when he defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 38 last month. Since returning to the company, the 36-year-old has expressed his desire to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Roman Reigns.

Speaking on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions show, Rhodes revealed his mindset when McMahon visited him with WWE CEO, Bruce Pritchard:

“Part of me thought what was going to be said wouldn’t be fun, but I would be able to thank and love them and would be flattered by the fact that I moved on from someone who didn’t care too much about having this conversation… I feel good. But what they said was nothing short of amazing dread. And it’s time, [to return]Rhodes said.

Rhodes is scheduled to face Rollins again in Providence, Rhode Island, at WrestleMania Backlash on Sunday. The previous singles match between the two men was widely viewed as one of the best matches of the weekend at WrestleMania 38.


Cody Rhodes spoke to Vince McMahon about WWE promotional materials

Steve Austin returned to the ring for the first time in 19 years to defeat Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 38. The face of the WWE Hall of Famer appeared front and center outside AT&T Stadium in the days leading up to the two-night event.

Reflecting on his own experience at WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes said he had a conversation with Vince McMahon about his WWE major announcements:

“Team effort, but the bigger picture off AT&T’s stadium is your giant head,” Rhodes continued. For me, I look at these things. I had this conversation with Vince. I look at these things and say, “Well, how do I get my head up there?” And not through confusion and politicization… How do I do that? How do I really do that? “

Rhodes also thanked Austin for “home” at WrestleMania on Saturday, citing the fact that the show drew 77,899 spectators with it as the main draw. Austin joked that Becky Lynch said the same to him after her match against Bianca Belair.


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Edited by Colin Tessier