Cody Rhodes has discussed his interaction with Triple H ahead of his WrestleMania return and says the anger he felt before he left the company still remains.
At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes made his triumphant return to WWE after six years away revealing himself as Seth Rollins’ mystery opponent. Ahead of that appearance, Rhodes had mentioned that Triple H was the last person to come and speak to him before he made his grand return.
Speaking on the Out of Character podcast, The American Nightmare touched on that interaction and admitted that some of the anger he felt towards Triple H before he left WWE in 2016 still lingers:
“In the media scrum, I didn’t say what that interaction was like because I think that interaction to him may be normal. Here he is, upper management, one of the greatest of all time, going through a lot himself. Maybe just talking to me was another Tuesday.”
“For me, it wasn’t. It was different because he is one of my favorites, Sting, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H. I did model a great portion of what I was doing after how he had modeled a lot of the Game brand.”
“But also too, I was very, very angry. That anger remains as far as how we saw each other, how he saw me, and what I wanted to do. I wanted to channel that anger differently. It was a really touching moment. I didn’t tell anybody what he said, and I won’t. But it was a touching moment.”
Cody Rhodes will run things back with Seth Rollins as the two stars are set to face off once again at WrestleMania Backlash in May.