With less than two months to go before the 2023 Royal Rumble match that will take place on January 28, 2023, WWE fans will be excited to learn that Cody Rhodes might be ready to make his return to the ring.
In a recent interview with Steve Fall's Ten Count, Cody Rhodes' wife Brandi Rhodes advocated for her husband's wrestling career, stating that wrestling was something he needed to do. Cody Rhodes has been in rehabilitation and physical therapy for the last five months following surgery to repair his pectoral tendon, and according to Brandi, the rehab is going well:
He needs to wrestle. It’s in his blood. It’s part of his makeup. But now, he’s been great through all of this. All of the work that he’s been doing to get back has been really good. I went with him to his physical therapist yesterday to finally see because he’s been ragging on me the entire time, ‘You haven’t come, you haven’t come, you have to come.’ So I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m coming to see.’ I was really just impressed with how he looks now. He doesn’t look like anything happened which is crazy because he had major surgery. So he looks like the same Cody to me. The muscle mass is all there, you know, he looks ready to me, but I’m not a doctor.
The former AEW executive vice president made waves earlier this year when he and his wife left AEW after failing to negotiate a new contract. Shortly after, he returned to WWE at WrestleMania 38 and defeated Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match while suffering from a torn right pectoral tendon, an injury he had sustained before the fight.