Cody Rhodes recently went under the knife to repair the torn pectoral tendon he sustained while training for his match against Seth Rollins at WWE’s Hell in a Cell.
On the night of the show the American Nightmare shocked the wrestling world when he revealed the bruise that engulfed the right side of his body. The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time for WWE as they clearly had big plans for Rhodes.
Since his return to WWE at WrestleMania 38, he became a fan favourite and was positioned as the top babyface in the company.
After his epic comeback in Dallas, Texas, he and Rollins were locked into a bitter feud. The rivalry saw Rhodes defeat his foe for a second time at WrestleMania Backlash, and then for a third and final time at Hell In A Cell despite his obvious injury.
The following night on Raw, Rollins brutally attacked the former AEW EVP writing him off television for nine months while he recovers from surgery.
According to Dave Meltzer on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE filmed the entire operation for promotional purposes in the lead to his return.
“I don’t know that they’ll [WWE] talk about him for nine months, you know, every week on television or anything. They could do it now. It’s interesting that they did not do a video feature on the surgery because they filmed the whole surgery.
I guess maybe they’ll save that for months down the line. It makes, actually, more sense to focus on it when he’s about to come back than now because anything they do now, they can’t really cash in on it, for, I don’t want to say nine months, but five, six months, anyway.”
Brandi Rhodes recently posted an update about her husband stating that the operation was successful and he is now on the road to recovery.
H/t to Ringside News for the transcription.