Cody Rhodes ‘Takes Blame’ For Ricky Starks Royal Rumble Backstage Photo

Cody Rhodes ‘Takes Blame’ For Ricky Starks Royal Rumble Backstage Photo WWE

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes made his return from injury in the 2023 Royal Rumble, wrestling for the first time since the Hell In A Cell event in 2022.

Cody’s return was well documented, with a photo of him backstage with AEW star Ricky Starks at the event circulating on social media.

Cody spoke about the photo on the Out of Character podcast with Ryan Satin, noting that he takes full blame for the photo circulating.

He said:

“I’ll take full blame. My fault. It was a friend coming to see me in a very big, truly emotional moment. To lose your confidence as an athlete, a fighter, and entertainer; to get back up off the mat, and not just get back up, you have to be at the level you were. I liked having people in my circle around me.

“I think also, that will be the only time anyone from another company is ever present because it creates a conversation that is not accurate. It creates an outlook…this is my friend. He wanted to be there to support me. He should have stayed his butt on the bus, he did not, and because of that, no friends at work anymore. I’ll make some new friends at WWE so there is not random surveillance photos of them and I walking backstage.

“You know you’re pretty popular when people are making a story out of that. So, I guess good for the Rick Man.”

transcription via Fightful

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