Cody Rhodes has been out of action since early June but it appears that his preparations for a return on going well.
Heading into WWE Hell In A Cell the American Nightmare suffered a torn pectoral tendon, which he damaged further just days ahead of the show. However, despite the severity of the issue Rhodes wrestled in the main event of the show against Seth Rollins.
The damage to the former Intercontinental Champion was clear for all to see, with a huge amount of bruising across part of his chest and arm. The bout, which Rhodes won, lasted a little under 25 minutes earned a five star rating from Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer despite his serious injury.
On the following episode of Monday Night Raw, Rhodes was attacked by Rollins to write him off television so that he could undergo surgery.
Cody Rhodes’ Recovery “Going Well”
Although the specifics of when and where Rhodes’ comeback will take place, it has now been reported that his recovery is moving along well. Furthermore, he has been working “heavily” with top level trainers in a bid to come back bigger than ever. Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that there remains no word on when he will be back in the ring, as it’s been kept as a surprise.
“Cody Rhodes’ recovery is going well. He’s been working heavily with top level trainers to put on size and strength and hit 240 pounds legit, which may be the thickest he’s been in his life. He’s back to normal when it comes to his ability to train and left. No word when he’ll return given it makes sense for it to be a surprise. The thing is that based on storyline, his natural return program is Rollins, but Rollins is now a very popular babyface.”
It has long been rumoured that Rhodes will return to the ring at the 2023 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas.