Cody Rhodes has recalled the conversation he had with Vince McMahon ahead of his return to the company in April 2022.
After leaving AEW that February, Rhodes made his WWE comeback at WrestleMania 38.
Speaking with Peter Rosenberg on HOT 97, Rhodes recalled a meeting he had with Vince McMahon ahead of his surprise return.
Revealing Vince McMahon’s reaction to his tattoo, Rhodes said:
“There’s a fun moment (from the conversation I had with Vince McMahon before my return to WWE). I had such a great conversation with him. If I had not decided to come back, I still walked out of that meeting with him feeling really good.
“I brought him the old WWWF Title to show him because I have it. Dan Lambert gave it to me for free, shockingly but, he just made a comment, he goes, you know, ‘We have the best artists and Creative Services Department in the world.
“We can come up with some new logos for you’ and I remember I just leaned in and kind of went like that and showed him (pulled his collar down so McMahon could see the neck tattoo) and he just kind of did one of those classic laughs like, ‘Ha! Never mind. That’s it, that’s it.’
“So he knew we really can’t change it at this point. This is what it is and he said something really great to me that day. I stood my ground. I said, ‘I don’t wanna change a thing about myself including my song.
“I wanna have my elevator, I want all this’ and he said something, he goes, ‘Well that’s what we’re buying.
“It’s not broke’ and I thought, that feels good, because I hadn’t figured it out when I was here the first time. Everything was broke and that was a nice feeling.”
Following Vince McMahon stepping away from the company in July 2022, Triple H took over creative as WWE’s Chief Content Officer.
Cody Rhodes has now commented on his current relationship with Triple following his previous shots at The Game, which you can read more about right here.
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