Former WWE creative team writer Freddie Prinze Jr. recently took to an episode of his “Wrestling with Freddie” podcast from iHeart Media’s My Cultura Network and spoke about a number of topics, including why he got emotional after “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes’ 30-Man Royal Rumble win at the WWE’s 2023 Royal Rumble Premium Live Event.
Freddie Prinze Jr. said:
“Cody’s up there, you can see him mouth the words, ‘Dad, I did it.’” “Every son that’s lost a father, and then accomplishes great things after their father’s gone, that moment hits you so hard, man. It’s the thing you want to see in movies, you know what I mean? I did that the first time I booked a big job. I went to my father’s grave, put my hand on the plaque, and said, ‘Dad, I did it,’ word for word. So, it just hit me so hard.”
You can check out Freddie Prinze Jr.’s comments at this link. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the above quotes.