One of the better wrestling stories from the last few years was from Cody Rhodes. The story was that on a 2011 episode of SmackDown, a match was badly botched and Ted DiBiase Jr. exclaimed backstage “where is that referee? He was trying to f**k on me!”
Now, DiBiase has gone on record saying this did not happen. Speaking with WrestleZone, DiBiase said he may have said something similar at the time but the phrase Rhodes has used was made up. Here is the quote:
“Look, I’m just going to say this—that dude will say something and beat a dead horse with it. I may have said ‘he tried to f— me’, but I don’t know where he got the ‘he tried to f— on me’. Sorry, I’m trying not to curse in front of the kids, but look—that dude knows how to blow something up.
“I think it’s hilarious and it’s probably a shot at me, but he’d do that all of the time. He’d make something up that somebody said and scream it non-stop in the locker room, and then everybody would adopt it. So, I was pissed because I did kick out, and you can go back and watch it, but we had a meeting that day where [they told us] ‘The referees are going to count you out if you don’t kick out!’ I did kick out, and I don’t remember his name, but anyway, I was hot [about it]. I was pissed, I said a lot of cuss words when I came through there, but Cody can tell a story. He can fabricate one too.”
Rhodes has often called this incident the worst match of his career.
The match in question aired on the June 17, 2011, episode of SmackDown with Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson and Sin Cara defeating Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase Jr.
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