Could Cody Rhodes be “backing out” of a potential WWE WrestleMania 38 matchup with Seth Freakin’ Rollins? The former WWE Universal Champion is scheduled to take on a hand-picked opponent of WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon’s choosing during night one of the ‘Granddaddy of Them All’. With all signs of that potential opponent pointing to the former EVP of All Elite Wrestling.
According to a new report by Ringside News, the outlet is claiming that any report stating Rhodes could be ‘backing out’ and would be getting potential ‘cold feet’ is nothing more than “Cody thinking it’s a hot idea to work the internet.”.
During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, former ECW Executive and the consul for the reigning and defending WWE Universal champion – the ‘Head of the Table’ Roman Reigns touched on Cody Rhodes leaving All Elite Wrestling and why he believes that to be the cast. Credit to Cageside Seats for the following.
“He’s one of the founders of the company, a lot of it is his concept, a lot of the initial phase was on him, and Cody always had the vision to fill the boots of his father, not just in the ring but behind the scenes,” Heyman said.
“And the fact that he didn’t have the level of participation in decision making that he initially probably thought — this is speculation on my end, I never heard this from Cody, but just seeing how the creative end of that company grew — it doesn’t surprise me that at some point he was going to say, ‘Not what I originally envisioned and I want to see what life is like elsewhere.’
“So when a founder of a company whose initial vision it was, or part of it was, leaves — that’s always surprising. Knowing what I know, and that’s admittedly very little of the circumstances, not so surprised.”