Cody Rhodes Says He Would Love To Wrestle GUNTHER In Europe

Top WWE Star and winner of the 2023 Men’s Royal Rumble Match “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes had a conversation with Corey Graves on After The Bell, where he talked about a variety of topics such as how a back suplex from WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER at last Saturday’s 2023 WWE Royal Rumble Event was the moment he truly felt he was back in the WWE.

Cody Rhodes said:

“I can tell you though, that’s the moment where I felt like I was truly back. It wasn’t the first chop. I believe (it was) a back suplex, and I was able to land on my feet, pop to my feet, and when he turned around, I thought I had him, but he had me with another one of those very flat, stop your motion, those type of chops are very specific. That one that he got me with was where I felt like, ‘I’m back.’ Some of us like the pain. That’s a weird thing to say. I had blood in my mouth from something earlier, then this chop came, and that’s where I felt like, ‘I’m back in it, this is what I do,’ it’s essentially what I was born to do. As much as it hurt so bad, it also felt so good. The next 50 chops or whatever didn’t give me the same response, but that specific (moment) felt like, ‘welcome back.”

“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes also talked about how he would love to wrestle GUNTHER in Europe to see what it feels like.

Cody Rhodes said:

“I don’t know Gunther on a personal level, I’ve made fun of the name in the past, and maybe there was a little bad blood perhaps because of that, but I can say this. That [facing Gunther] looks like something I could see myself revisiting. I could see that happening again, in terms of a one-on-one encounter with the current Intercontinental Champion, who I believe just broke my record, not to mention he broke the Royal Rumble record, he broke my record for days with the Intercontinental Championship. That’s the kind of next-level elite athlete that I would love to wrestle anywhere in the United States, but specifically, I would love to wrestle him in Europe. In Europe, it’s an away game for me, it’s hostile, and I’d be all about that. I think there might be part of him that thinks, ‘I’ve gone an hour and I was able to hold it with you in there,’ and I want him to know that I had his number as much as he had mine. Right now, I can’t say enough superlative items about the current Intercontinental Champion. His future is massive, his present is also massive. We’re living it. I could use a few weeks before I’m living it again. Certainly, I look forward to another one-on-one encounter and I’d love to wrestle him in Europe to see what that feels like.”

You can check out Cody Rhodes’ full comments at this link. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

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