WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes made an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of WWE’s “The Bump” and commented on his return to WWE, feeling the need to move forward, being in a trance during his entrance, and more.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On how his WWE return happened: “It just was time. I don’t really know how else to put it. It really was time. I loved what I had been doing, I’m so proud of it. I know people aren’t living under a rock. I had come from another company that I loved everything about it, everything. But I needed to move forward. And I got to elaborate a little on that on RAW, which was amazing because I was just able to go out and speak in an unscripted, raw fashion and tell a story about my dad that not everybody knows. Some fans know because I posted about it. I actually have the title I spoke about. But not everyone knows that story, which was my original impetus and whole origin story of wanting to be a wrestler. So to be able to tell the world that was very special and it was a lot of fun on Monday. A lot of online fun as well.”
On being in a trance during his entrance: “I was in a bit of what I call a trance. Truly. My friend, Tony Schiavone, actually mentioned this to me. He said I looked like I was in a trance until I got about midway down and I realized what was happening, where I was. And it really was the case, because as much as I just told you it was time and all those things, this wasn’t part of the plan. That’s the beautiful way life is. It was such a big, heavy moment for me, I didn’t make any faces. As a wrestler, I’m always thinking ‘okay, if you see me touch my teeth to my tongue, or smirk or sneer, I feel like I’m in it.’ I’m playing for cameras, I’m doing what we do as wrestlers, superstars, entertainers, all that stuff. But that one I was just in it. It was very heavy. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on what it would feel like and all of that, but it felt better than I ever could’ve imagined. To get that type of reception, that type of mutual gratitude that the fans have for me and I have for the fans, was really felt in Dallas. I needed that as a performer.”
(h/t – Wrestling Inc)