Following his gruelling performance inside Hell In A Cell with a torn pec, Cody Rhodes revealed it was “solely” his decision to go through with the match.
At Hell In A Cell, Cody Rhodes took on Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins for the third time in as many months since Rhodes returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38. Taking their rivalry inside the Hell In A Cell structure, Rhodes picked up a hat trick of wins over the former WWE Champion despite Seth Rollins targeting Rhodes’ injury. Cody Rhodes finished Rollins off with two Cross Rhodes and a symbolic sledgehammer shot.
However, the match stood out due to the massive bruise on Cody Rhodes’ chest as a result of a very recent serious injury. WWE had announced on social media prior to the event that Rhodes had suffered a torn pectoral tendon:
“BREAKING: @CodyRhodes suffered a partially torn right pectoral tendon during a brawl with @WWERollins this past Monday on #WWERaw. While weight training in preparation, the tendon tore completely off the bone. However, Rhodes has vowed to still step inside #HIAC tonight.”
After the bout, Cody Rhodes addressed the WWE crowd in Chicago, revealing that it was his idea alone to compete despite the injury:
“I’m sure I’m gonna explain things a little further tomorrow, I’ll be very brief. No one convinced me, with a torn pec, to come out here. It was solely my decision. You would have to literally kill me from staying away from this ring. Ten times out of ten, I would have made the same decision.”
There is no official word as to how long Cody Rhodes will be out of action but Dave Meltzer has speculated that Rhodes could be targetting a return at the Royal Rumble in January 2023.