This past weekend, Cody Rhodes decided to compete with a torn pec. This was the most talked about subject during that day, even more than the PPV itself. This subject will be debated going forward for many reasons too.
There are many ways how this could be looked at, first it would be dangerous and reckless, and second, very impressive considering the amount of pain Rhodes had to be during and after the match. One thing is for sure, you have to be a crazy person to decide to wrestle with such an injury.
One of the biggest concerns because of this is not only about Cody Rhodes, who I wish a speedy recovery, but the fact this could lead to indie wrestlers trying to imitate Rhodes and work matches while they are hurt. It’s no secret that wrestlers are always banged up but working injured is very unsafe not only for the hurt wrestler but for others as well.
This trend of working injured should stop, but it won’t. This is one of the many things that will never stop due to a lack of a union or central organization overwatching the sport. Hopefully this will end someday.
Romanticizing working matches while injured or sick is a thing very common in sports since the dawn of man. If you don’t believe me, google MJ’s flu game. Romanticizing this is dangerous for all people involved in a wrestling, and let’s hope no other wrestler tries to do something as reckless as this.
Another subject related to Cody Rhodes’ injury is the conspiracy theorists that thought his injury was fake. No, it was not fake. If you thought otherwise, please seek help. It was clearly a real injury and that should be the end of this wild theory.
At the end of the day, this was Cody Rhodes’ choice and everything went well, but still, he should never do something like this again. It was very surprising WWE would even allow this but then again, they allowed Triple H to work with a similar injury a few years ago.