The winner of the men’s Royal Rumble bout in 2023 will be highlighted right away by WWE. Cody Rhodes will open tonight’s “Raw,” according to a video posted on the company’s social media barely hours before the broadcast. “The American Nightmare” recently made a spectacular comeback after missing months of WWE programming due to a ruptured right pectoral tendon.
He was the 30th participant in the men’s Royal Rumble match on Saturday night, and after almost 15 minutes in the ring, he was ultimately able to defeat the Intercontinental Champion Gunther to claim the victory. With his victory, Rhodes has assured a world title bout at WrestleMania 39, which takes place on April 1 and 2 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
At the Hell In A Cell event in June of last year, Rhodes was injured in the days before his main event battle against Seth Rollins, but he famously decided to continue. The injury halted the upward trend Rhodes had been on since making his WWE comeback at WrestleMania 38. At WrestleMania 39, Rhodes probably will face Roman Reigns, the undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
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Reigns defended the championship against Kevin Owens at Royal Rumble, but the emotional incident involving Sami Zayn and The Bloodline that came after it stole the show. The American Nightmare said in an interview after winning the competition that The Ring General is a difficult guy.
“My God, when I realised how tough Gunther is, I was immediately eager to battle him once more. “However, I’m not interested in wrestling him ever again,” he said. Cody Rhodes returns to WWE in April 2022 after a lengthy sabbatical. He did, however, have a legitimate injury two months later that kept him out of action for close to seven months before he made his victorious comeback at the Royal Rumble a few hours ago.