Brandi Rhodes Explains Why She Gave Cody Rhodes Her Blessing To Wrestle With Pectoral Muscle Injury

Brandi Rhodes Explains Why She Gave Cody Rhodes Her Blessing To Wrestle With Pectoral Muscle Injury WWE

Brandi Rhodes has recalled her reaction to Cody Rhodes’ pectoral injury, explaining why she gave him her blessing to wrestle while injured.

In one of the most unforgettable moments of Rhodes’ career, the American Nightmare faced off against Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match last June, with a completely torn pectoral muscle.

Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Brandi Rhodes noted that Cody Rhodes initially told her ‘don’t panic’ when informing her about his injury.

Revealing that this phrase actually had the opposite effect, Brandi said:

“It’s so disappointing on my part because he called and he said to me, ‘Don’t panic’, and immediately I thought the baby fell. Something happened there at the hospital.

“So I went, ‘Oh my God, what? Just tell me, just tell me.’ He goes, ‘I think I tore my pec’, and I said, ‘Oh, thank God. You’ll be fine. The baby though’ (she laughs).

“But then, of course, I was like, ‘Did you really? Are you sure’ and yeah, he had torn it.”

It was reported at the time that WWE allowed Cody to wrestle as the muscle had been completely torn from the bone, so couldn’t be damaged any further.

Noting that Cody Rhodes didn’t want to let the fans down, Brandi said:

“I was that person that wanted him to, and I did check with Doc to make sure that I was giving sound advice.

“So I was like, ‘Well, if nothing really worse can come of the situation, if you feel okay with it, then I’m giving my blessing too.’ So yeah, I mean, I was a performer.

“So I know I know the feeling. Like if you can, you want to make it happen and those people are counting on you, and you know, people bought tickets for the show to see that main event with Cody and Seth, so yeah, if you can do it, do it.”

Cody Rhodes notably defeated Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam to finally end his rivalry with the beast.

Brock Lesnar suffered an injury during this match, which you can read more about right here.

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1 month ago by Sanchez Taylor


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