Cody Rhodes has dramatically revealed the extent of his torn pectoral tendon, claiming to have “almost haemorrhaged” during his surgery.
News broke prior to WWE Hell in a Cell that Cody Rhodes, who was scheduled to wrestle Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins, had suffered an injury, eventually revealed to be a torn pectoral tendon. ‘The American Nightmare’ wrestled anyway, defeating Rollins with purple bruising covering his shoulder and chest.
Rhodes is now due to be out of action for nine months, per WWE, but the good news is that he’s undergone successful surgery. Appearing on Friday’s Busted Open Radio, the former three-time AEW TNT Champion opened up on his recovery:
“I was told last time I was there for my big check-up after PT, they are not going to give me a timeline just yet for when I’m going to be back because they’re afraid if they give me that timeline, I’m going to try and jump it by maybe a month or two. I don’t think people know, I almost haemorrhaged in the surgery because there was so much blood. People have seen the picture of it in the match, per se, so it was pretty gnarly.”
Cody Rhodes continued, explaining the intensity of his injury. A WWE documentary team were reportedly on-hand during the surgery, which, according to Rhodes, saw his “t*tty” explode:
“Since WrestleMania, WWE has been doing a documentary on me potentially for Peacock. I’m positive somebody’s about to text me and be like, ‘Oh, don’t tell them’ but either way, they’ve been doing this documentary and then my t*tty exploded and the documentary changed greatly.”
Cody Rhodes hasn’t appeared for WWE since the 6 June episode of Monday Night Raw. That night, he was written off television after being ambushed by a sledgehammer-wielding Seth Rollins.
Returning to WWE on night one of WrestleMania 38, Rhodes has enjoyed a three-match series with ‘The Visionary’ across ‘Mania itself, WrestleMania Backlash, and Hell in a Cell, all three of which were critically-acclaimed encounters. He’s now expected to return to WWE in early 2023.