Cody Rhodes has very subtly reacted to the news of WWE moving to a TV-14 product, posting a suggestive emoji on social media.
The reports of WWE programming moving to a TV-14 rating effective 18 July will come as excellent news to many following a decade-plus attempt from WWE of trying to make family-friendly sports entertainment work for their entire fanbase.
Initially reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, it’s reported that the change will come into effect with the impending episode of Monday Night Raw. Scheduled for Monday, 18 July, there’s no indication yet as to what, exactly, will change moving forward.
Cody Rhodes took to Twitter almost immediately after the news broke. Very simply, he posted a winking emoji, seemingly content with the changes being implemented:
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 14, 2022
Cody Rhodes is currently out of action after suffering a torn pectoral tendon prior to his Hell in a Cell match with Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins. ‘The American Nightmare’ wrestled nonetheless, defeating ‘The Visionary’ in a match rated five stars by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer.
Although his second WWE tenure has been standard thus far, Cody Rhodes is no stranger to wrestling a more adult-oriented style that would encompass a TV-14 rating. His bout with brother Dustin Rhodes from AEW Double or Nothing 2019 is best remembered for both Rhodes brothers donning crimson masks.
With his injury, Cody Rhodes is expected to miss nine months of competition. By the time he returns, presumably in early 2023, WWE’s TV-14 product should be in full effect.