WrestleMania is just weeks away and our King Of The Ring, Andy Spoors, is continuing to shine a light on the talent bidding to make its mark in the City Of Angels. This week’s Wrestling Wednesday slot is the property of the red hot Cody Rhodes.
This inclusion will shock no one.
Returning to a huge reception at WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes set social media alight with one walk to the ring.
A trio of spectacular matches against Seth Rollins showed the WWE Universe just how good he is after years away from the company.
But just hours before the final match of the trilogy with Rollins, Cody suffered a horrific pectoral injury during a workout.
The sight of The American Nightmare’s right pec heavily bruised drew a collective gasp followed by silence.
Sure he won what Rushonrock called the best WWE match of 2022 but at the cost of ending up on the shelf for the rest of the year.
Big things were expected upon his return.
After all, this is the man that laid out his plans to take the company’s top championship on his second day back.
He certainly didn’t disappoint, entering and winning the Royal Rumble in the coveted number 30 entry spot.
Some members of the WWE Universe have been vocal that this particular *ahem* road to the ‘grandest stage of them all’ seems a little too simple.
Was it the safe option?
Perhaps too safe for a Superstar that has forged his own path in recent years.
Cody has already passed the first big challenge of 2023.
No, not winning the Rumble but instead the unexpected bump in the road that was a crowd favourite in Sami Zayn.
In previous years, organic fan favourites have derailed Mania’s main events.
Rhodes, however, sidestepped the momentum around Zayn and even championed the Underdog in his own quest for redemption.
This is a Cody Rhodes who knows exactly who he is and exactly what he wants.
Now it is time for him to finish his story, not just for himself but for his father’s legacy too.
No matter who Rhodes faces in 2023, expect fireworks and storytelling to the extreme.
Prepare to be entertained.