Cody Rhodes Reveals if He Considered Quitting WWE Before Signing a New Deal

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Cody Rhodes has established himself as one of the biggest WWE superstars of all time and is sitting at the wrestling industry’s pinnacle. Ever since The Prodigal Son hoisted the Undisputed WWE Championship over his head in front of a defeated Roman Reigns, Rhodes became the golden goose of the global juggernaut.

The American Nightmare has worked his way to the top by defying the odds and completely reinventing himself to become the superstar he is today. Rhodes’ stardom could be measured by the sold-out arenas, his recording-breaking merchandise sales, and his undeniable connection with the WWE fans.

Cody Rhodes reveals if he considered quitting the WWE before signing the new deal

Cody Rhodes did not achieve the level of success he has today in his first tenure with the company. The American Nightmare left WWE in 2016 to undergo a major resurgence, build a rich legacy of his own, and then return to WWE, which escalated him to a point where he now is leaving an indelible mark in the memories of the WWE fans. As a result, Cody Rhodes did not think twice before signing a new deal with the company.

Cody Rhodes was a special guest on Ariel Helwani’s podcast “The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani,” where he was asked if he had any doubts before signing the new deal with WWE. The American Nightmare responded that even though he did not win the title at WrestleMania 39, his being on marquees, posters, on the cover of WWE 2K24, and WWE trusting him with such a big position was always the dream. Therefore, it did not even strike his mind if he should not sign a new WWE contract.

“I didn’t win the title at WrestleMania 39 but I was in the spot I’d always dreamed of and I know how lucky I am to be in the spot when I see a poster and there I am front center amongst some other unbelievably talented people. When I see the 2K24 cover, when I see the responsibility they didn’t hand me the exact ball and say hey you’re the quarterback but they certainly gave me a lot of responsibility that being Nick that being Hunter. I feel that it would have been just against my being because I I was slotted there you helped put me there and now I’m making something of it and I’m growing it beyond what you thought it could be uh I wanted to keep doing that for them so it just didn’t cross my mind not in a negative towards any other places I just this is what I’ve enjoyed doing I think as a wrestler you always try to pretend.”

With all his achievements, The American Nightmare has solidified his position as the biggest babyface of the modern era in WWE, and the numbers that he has delivered so far back up him for that. On the work front, Cody Rhodes continues to pursue his dream of becoming a fighting champion and is expected to face AJ Styles at WWE Clash at the Castle 2024.

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