Cody Rhodes has not been featured on WWE programming since his Hell in a Cell bout against Seth Rollins at the themed premium live event of the same name. He fought that match with a torn pectoral muscle but emerged victorious in the match which has been hailed as the best singles contest of the year by many.
There have been multiple reports regarding the American Nightmare’s return but nothing has been confirmed yet. It has been a growing possibility that the superstar would be returning at the Royal Rumble to win the 30-man contest. According to a recent report from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is not planning to keep Cody Rhodes’ return a surprise. Instead, they are planning to release a series of videos showcasing Rhodes’ road to recovery.
“So I had always figured that Cody Rhodes’ return would be a surprise at the Royal Rumble, but it is absolutely not going to be. They’re going to they’re doing a multipart series, building up his return. So there you go. He’s evidently slotted in a high place at Wrestlemania.”
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