WWE prima Cody Rhodes volition look disconnected against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship astatine WrestleMania 39 connected Sunday astatine SoFi Stadium successful Inglewood, California.
Rhodes comes from pro wrestling royalty. His father, Dusty Rhodes, is simply a pro wrestling fable known arsenic "The American Dream." His uncles Fred Ottman and Jerry Sags some worked successful nonrecreational wrestling astatine assorted times, and his godfather is Magnum T.A., who made waves successful the National Wrestling Alliance.
Jan 28, 2023; San Antonio, TX: Cody Rhodes speaks during a property league aft the WWE Royal Rumble astatine the Alamodome. (Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Cody Rhodes returned to WWE successful 2022 but was sidelined for astir a twelvemonth with a torn pectoral. He came backmost astatine the Royal Rumble successful January to triumph the lucifer and gain a changeable astatine Reigns’ title.
He appeared connected "The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz" connected Wednesday and was asked what helium had earned from his begetter astir what bash to and what not to bash successful the pro wrestling industry. He said helium had learned to truly strive to marque an interaction successful the assemblage and not conscionable marque it "performative" similar others successful the manufacture mightiness do. He past told a communicative astir increasing up successful Georgia with his father.
Dusty Rhodes attends the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala astatine Pier Sixty astatine Chelsea Piers connected November 13, 2014, successful New York City. (Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
"Number-one happening I got not to bash . . . . He slapped a feline astatine Waffle House successful beforehand of maine 1 clip for calling wrestling fake," Rhodes said. "So that hasn’t happened.
"He’s got a batch of . . . backmost successful the day, successful the location I grew up in, there’s a clump of framed paper articles astir antithetic towns helium got arrested in. The wrestlers, they utilized to similar that. It utilized to beryllium a notch connected your loop – ‘I bushed this feline up astatine this bar, and they sued me, see, here’s the paper.’ We don’t that. I don’t bash that. I deliberation that’s what I learned not to do."
WrestleMania 39 is simply a two-night lawsuit that begins connected Saturday astatine 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT.
WWE Hall of Fame subordinate Dusty Rhodes attends the 2011 WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony astatine the Philips Arena connected April 3, 2011, successful Atlanta, Georgia. (Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
Rhodes’ lucifer against Reigns volition header the last nighttime connected Sunday.
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