If you’re Cody Rhodes and you’ve just invited Mike Tyson to one of your biggest pay-per-view events of the year, then how do you get ready for your big match? If you guessed helping rub baby oil on Mike Tyson, then you’d be correct.
Speaking with Rich Eisen, Cody had this to say:
I haven’t told anyone this, but I shared a nice moment with Mike behind the scenes where he used a little of my baby oil to put on his chest and his arms, and I helped him rub it in. It was actually pretty surreal. Pretty surreal. But I wanted him to look as jacked as possible. That guy looks great, by the way. Absolutely great. Just so fun to have him.
Rich Eisen was definitely a little curious about how this all went down.
Rich Eisen: Alright, Cody. I have some follow-up questions. Did he ask for the baby oil or did you offer said baby oil?
Cody: So, he asked for the baby oil, because I think he saw the other wrestlers are typically putting on a little baby oil or water. You know, wrestling tradition. And I made sure he had it. But, before we went out, he just kind of sprayed it. It was a little spray bottle of it. He just sprayed it on his chest and his arms.
Eisen: We can’t have that. You can’t have that. You can’t have that.
Cody: Yeah, nah! You got to give it the classic “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers, before even “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, where you rub that stuff in. And I was able to assist in that moment. A real bond over that moment. I mean I was doing the same thing. That and, of course, the fact that he handed me the title were big walkaway moments for me over the weekend.
As I listen to this interview, I am picturing Big E and his baby oil antics backstage where Mike Tyson just has this beautiful smile on his face and laughing when Cody spritzes him.