“I thought, okay,” Cody Rhodes recalls how a former WWE Champion prevented him from getting a legacy tattoo on his hand

Cody Rhodes opens up about his time with Legacy and how he almost got a tattoo on his arm leading up to the WrestleMania match until Kofi Kingston advised him against it.

“I thought, okay,” Cody Rhodes recalls how a former WWE Champion prevented him from getting a legacy tattoo on his hand

Cody Rhodes and the Legacy logo

When Cody Rhodes returned to WrestleMania last year, the WWE Universe got to see a new side of his character. The American Nightmare had changed everything about him, including his appearance. One of the most noticeable changes was the huge tattoo on his neck in blue, red, and white stripes. While that tattoo got some mixed reactions online, the WWE superstar has opened up about almost getting another tattoo years ago until he was advised against it by Kofi Kingston.

Cody Rhodes recently revealed on “My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox” that he wanted a tattoo of the Legacy logo. When asked about his former faction, Rhodes divulged, “I almost got a tattoo on my hand of the Legacy logo before the [WrestleMania] match. I want to say, and I hope I’m giving credit to the right guy, Kofi Kingston was the one who told me absolutely not to do that. I thought, okay It was a pretty cool logo, but I didn’t get the tattoo, so Kofi was right.”


Legacy was a WWE faction during the early PG era, beginning in 2008. The group was led by Randy Orton, with Ted DiBiase Jr. and Cody Rhodes as a tag team. The faction broke up in 2010 after the Viper got frustrated with Rhodes and DiBiase. This resulted in a triple-threat match at WrestleMania 226, which Orton won. Last year, Cody Rhodes had a brief reunion with his former faction mate when he tagged with the Apex Predator on an episode of Raw.

Related: “You’d like to hear them,” Cody Rhodes discloses his only regret from this year’s Royal Rumble victory

Cody Rhodes talks about the upcoming Biography series on Dusty

Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes at Monday Night Raw (via WWE)

In the same conversation with Robbie Fox, the men’s Royal Rumble winner talked about the Dusty Rhodes docuseries on A&E TV. The upcoming series also involved Cody Rhodes, who provided his insights on the project. He revealed how the series director told the story of the American Dream as not just a wrestler but as a father as well.


Elaborating more on the documentary, Cody Rhodes said, “There are some secrets in here that aren’t secrets to I guess wrestling insiders, but I’m really excited for A&E casual watchers who just catch these things to see how special he was, not just while he was doing and being the American Dream, but in that last chapter of his life within NXT.”

The “Biography” series will return to A&E on February 19, based on the life of the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. It would run till WrestleMania, where the Grandson of a Plumber would main-event the Show of Shows for the first time, challenging for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.

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