Cody Rhodes has revealed who was behind the video packages that hyped his return ahead of Royal Rumble 2023.
At the January 28 event, Rhodes made his in-ring comeback, entering the Royal Rumble match in the #30 spot and winning the whole bout.
Rhodes’ return was not a surprise. Ahead of the event, video packages aired on WWE Raw leading up to the announcement that Rhodes would be competing at the event.
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Rhodes noted that the idea to hype his return was Triple H’s creative team’s.
Discussing the videos, Cody said:
“Obviously, I’m not in charge of anything here. I’m a man on the roster and want to be the top man, but in the case of the video packages, vignettes, and build-up…I think it’s an okay thing to share.
“That was Triple H’s idea and the team around him. WWE is always super anonymous in terms of the team, but I have to shout out Colleen, JB (Jeremy Borash), Adam Panucci, and Ben Williams.
“These guys put these videos together because my situation is unique in the sense that I do not play a character.
“I don’t even think I’m one of those turned up to 11. I am me, always, and that’s a little scary.
“That’s intimidating if you’re saying, ‘He’s coming back at the Royal Rumble.’ ‘I’m coming back at the Royal Rumble and everybody needs to get off the mountain’ or whatever it is that I said.
“You’re putting yourself in a situation where you best deliver, and I thought that they covered my journey in such a real way.”
Rhodes also addressed AEW star Ricky Starks’ presence at the Royal Rumble event, which you can read about right here.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.
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