Stephanie McMahon is not a part of WWE’s management group anymore. However, she had been one of the most crucial members of high-level management for decades until her resignation earlier this year.
During a recent chat with Chris Van Vliet, Cody Rhodes revealed what Stephanie McMahon told him backstage leading up to WrestleMania.
Cody Rhodes reveals conversation with Stephanie McMahon
Cody Rhodes unsuccessfully challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. In the build-up to the match, his father, Dusty Rhodes, was mentioned several times as the former AEW star looked to “finish his story.”
The American Nightmare was asked whether he was apprehensive about his WrestleMania storyline leaning heavily into his past. Cody Rhodes had no problems with it and recalled how Stephanie McMahon urged him to utilize all the potential angles that were at his disposal.
Stephanie McMahon summarized her message for Cody with just a few words, but it made the superstar realize he had to go all out in preparation for the biggest match of his career.
“It feels like it’s now or never. There are things you have to earn, and when you’re someone’s kid, and you’re a second generation or third generation, you have them all at your disposal from the beginning, but there is a difference to when you use them in the beginning and when you earn them. I felt like I had earned them. I remember Stephanie McMahon said this; she said, ‘ Use everything, use everything you have.'”