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Cody Rhodes Says Triple H Is His “Favourite Wrestler”

Cody Rhodes & Triple H

Cody Rhodes has opened up about his admiration for WWE EVP Triple H and says that The Game is probably his favourite wrestler and a role model.

The wrestling world was shocked when Cody Rhodes, his wife Brandi, and AEW President Tony Khan all released statements confirming that the Rhodes were to leave AEW. As well as appearing on-screen for the company, the couple held backstage roles with Cody being an Executive Vice President and Brandi acting as AEW’s Cheif Brand Officer since the company was founded.

Reports suggest that the three-time TNT Champion could be in line for a return to WWE, with major plans said to be on the table for Cody Rhodes should he return to the company he left in 2016.

Speaking exclusively to Inside The Ropes’ own Kenny McIntosh back in 2021, Cody Rhodes discussed how he feels about a man he has been compared to in recent times, Triple H:

“So I don’t know if I should share this, but, at some point, it’s going to come off my chest: Triple H is probably my favourite wrestler and was a role model. I only watched from a distance, but he reminded me a lot of my dad in the sense that I watched him do all the work, be this executive, and then go out there—and he was only part-time for the most part other than when I first started and had that run with him and Teddy and Shawn.”

“He really was a model in terms of, “OK, you can do both, you can do both, but you have to be really disciplined. You have to take it really seriously.” And that doesn’t get you many friends when you’re the Hermione Granger of the company, and you just take it so seriously and are just a little bookworm.”

With Rhodes’ return to WWE looking increasingly likely by the day, one report has suggested a reason that led to his AEW departure.

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