WWE News

Backstage Notes On Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins

Cody Rhodes Seth Rollins Hell In A Cell Graphic

Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins stole the show in the main event of Hell In A Cell on Sunday night, and now a new report says the bout is being treated as an all-time classic by WWE.

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.

Come the opening bell, Rollins had already attempted to get into Rhodes’ head, wearing the famous polka dots worn by Dusty Rhodes decades previously. Although the biggest shock came when the American Nightmare removed his jacket to reveal a huge, deep bruise across the right side of his chest and down his arm to audible gasps from the crowd.

The first part of the match was played out in near silence as no one could quite believe that Rhodes was even competing. The wisdom of that decision will be put to the test in the coming weeks and months.

Despite being in pain just standing still, Rhodes battled Rollins with everything he had, as he at first refused to quit, before fighting back to score a number of near-falls. During the brawl, Rhodes produced a bull-rope from under the ring, Rollins utilised a weightlifting belt, and tables were broken. The latter caused a nasty-looking cut on the Visionary’s elbow.

Cody Rhodes survived a Pedigree, and even a Cross Rhodes to fight back and claim a memorable win after nailing his rival with a sledgehammer.

WrestleVotes shared their report which says sources within WWE are saying that the company is treating Rhodes’ and Rollins’ encounter as an all-time classic Hell In A Cell match:

“I’ve had multiple sources reach out this morning w/ exemplary words for the performance Cody Rhodes put in last night. Credit to Seth Rollins as well. Those at Gorilla were said to have LOVED the match. A modern day, all time classic HIAC that WWE will treat as much going forward”