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Cody Rhodes blames knee injury for poor Wrestle Kingdom match; says surgery is a must

Cody Rhodes - Juice Robinson

Back in November, Cody Rhodes stated that he felt a pop in his knee while throwing a t-shirt into the crowd. Eventually, he revealed that the meniscus of his right knee was heavily damaged, and would more than likely require surgery.

However, the American Nightmare opted to forgo the surgery until his contractual obligations with ROH and NJPW were through. This included an IWGP United States Championship defense against Juice Robinson at Wrestle Kingdom 13, a match that Rhodes doesn’t believe lived up to expectations.

Rhodes posted a tweet making light of the fact that he’d be going under tomorrow to repair his knee. When a fan inquired about it, assuming like many that he wasn’t going to need surgery, after all, Rhodes responded.

Rhodes and Robinson received a lot of criticism following the matchup at WK 13, and the American Nightmare blames it on having to work with one wheel, essentially. What this means for him in regards to AEW is unknown. Considering it wasn’t an ACL/MCL/PCL tear, he’ll more than likely be out for around 3 months, even less if it’s minor.

  • MWDynomite

    It wasn’t just injury. He had such a terrible performance in that match. He’s had a lot of bad matches but it was by far the worst.

  • Greg Bush

    That’s a fact.

  • Soulshroude

    Aside from CC posted, Rhodes is AWE management, anyway… I’m sure they can do without him for a good while, ring wise.

  • Soulshroude


  • CC

    It does not mean anything for AEW. Even if he is out injured, I am sure they won’t need him in the ring and it would be better for him to concentrate on running the promotion than being the star.
    We really do not need a Jeff Jarrett/TNA situation all over again.