The Undertaker Says Cody Rhodes Knows Exactly Who He Is After Not Knowing In First WWE Run

Cody Rhodes gets high praise from one of the greatest of all time.

Cody Rhodes has eclipsed his entire first WWE run in the few short months he has been signed back to the promotion. Cody tore his pectoral tendon completely off the bone earlier this month but would still compete with the injury at Hell In A Cell. This would garner him growing praise from the fans, as Cody has been a fan favorite in the company since his return at WrestleMania 38.

The Undertaker recently spoke with Sports Illustrated and discussed how Cody knows who he is as a performer during his current run in the company:

“From his first trip in, to where he is now, Cody has a much better grasp of who he is,” Calaway says. “It’s great to be part of a legacy in the business. Cody’s dad is one of the all-time greats. That also makes it very tough for people like Cody, Dustin and Charlotte Flair. It takes a minute to figure out who you are. No one can be Dusty. Naturally, though, you fall into that trap of trying to be like him.”

“The first time Cody came through, he was trying to figure out who he was. Now he knows. Yes, he keeps the legacy alive. His dad was ‘The American Dream,’ he’s ‘The American Nightmare’. That’s cool how he’s merged that, and he’s pulled a few things from Dusty’s repertoire. Cody is his own man now, and he believes in himself. I don’t think he did the first time through. Sometimes it takes going away to someplace else, and his time away served him well.”

The Undertaker to Sports Illustrated

Cody has in the past credited with Undertaker for letting him have a special moment during the 2008 Royal Rumble match you can watch below.

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