“He’s got heel qualities,” After helping him win at WrestleMania XL, WWE legend believes Cody Rhodes could easily turn into a successful heel 

Cody Rhodes will defend his title against AJ Styles at Backlash in France.


“He’s got heel qualities,” After helping him win at WrestleMania XL, WWE legend believes Cody Rhodes could easily turn into a successful heel 

Cody Rhodes (via WWE)

Cody Rhodes finally finished his story and became the Undisputed WWE Champion at WrestleMania XL. There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that he has become the ultimate babyface following his historic victory. However, after helping him with a match, The Undertaker believes that The American Nightmare could turn into a successful heel. 

While speaking on his Six Feet Under podcast, The Undertaker and host Matthew Lyda discussed Cody Rhodes‘ journey after the title win. When asked whether he fancied his heel turn or not, The Phenom said it was ‘inevitable’. He stated that although he didn’t know how he would end up turning heel, he made a wild prediction that he would tap into his dark side by insulting his late father, Dusty Rhodes

The Hall of Famer further added that he saw many qualities of a heel in the 38-year-old star. If Rhodes decides to become a heel again, it wouldn’t be his first time assuming that role. During his first run with the company, he was a bad guy for the majority of it. The former AEW star partnered with Randy Orton in Legacy, becoming ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes, and then finally adopting the Stardust persona. 

You see the heel turn? I could see that. I don’t know that he would switch as champion, I don’t know, I don’t know what the approach would be there. But I think he would be a good heel. He’s got heel qualities. He gives me a heel vibe. I could see him very easily being smug and better-than-thou [laughs]. No, don’t get carried away, that’s all I work. But I could see it, I feel in the character.
The Undertaker via Six Feet Under podcast (H/T : WrestleZone)

After his historic win at WrestleMania XL, Rhodes was waiting for his first challenger. Fellow Georgian wrestler AJ Styles grabbed the opportunity by defeating his longtime rival, LA Knight. It will be interesting to see who wins, as both stars are going to compete against each other for the first time at Backlash.

Cody Rhodes shared reason behind calling out Bruce Prichard after his WrestleMania win

The American Nightmare celebrated with his family and close friends after he won the Undisputed WWE title. However, he also specially called out Bruce Prichard and Triple H and shared a long hug with them. 

While speaking on Cheap Heat, the 38-year-old star was asked about the reason behind calling Bruce Prichard out. He stated that the veteran was one of the key reasons behind his return to WWE. Rhodes thought at one point that the meeting with WWE was just about him saying his final goodbyes.

Without Bruce reaching out when I became a free agent, without him verifying it, the conversation would've never started. When I took the initial meeting, I didn't think I was coming back to WWE. I thought I was having a meeting to get some closure and show respect and love for WWE. But yeah, Bruce Prichard was instrumental. 
Cody Rhodes on Bruce Prichard via Cheap Heat

However, Prichard was the one who made it possible for Rhodes to return with his “American Nightmare” persona. He admired him because he was a fan of the WCW and WWE of the 1990s. 

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