Cody Rhodes Expected To Return From Injury Sooner Than Announced

It looks like The American Nightmare might return to the WWE a lot sooner than previously thought.

It was announced last week that Cody Rhodes would miss nine months of action due to the injury he suffered prior to the Hell In A Cell Premium Live Event earlier this month. Rhodes tore his pectoral tendon completely off the bone but still worked the event, defeating Rollins in the main event.

In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer talked about Cody Rhodes’ injury. He noted that Michael Cole has been heavily selling the nine-month time frame. Most within WWE expect it to be less than that.

“They heavily put over Cody Rhodes on Smackdown with Michael Cole saying he could be out of action for up to nine months. Most expect it to be less, including him, and the idea of a big Rumble return as a selling point to that show makes sense. WWE filmed his surgery so the footage will be used in future promotional packages. There is at least talk right now of giving him the HHH 2001/2002 treatment where his return is built up to be a huge deal.”

Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Newsletter

If Rhodes can make it back for the Royal Rumble event, he will likely be the favourite to win the match with how WWE have been treating Rhodes as one of the faces of the company since his return at WrestleMania 38 earlier this year.

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