Cody Rhodes Doesn’t Think A Heel Turn For Him Would Work At The Moment With Connection He’s Made With Fans

Cody Rhodes’s heel turn? Not happening anytime soon.

Throughout his second run with the WWE, the ‘American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes created a special bond with the WWE Universe, becoming one of the biggest babyfaces that the WWE has had in years. A role for Rhodes that has not stopped ever since he was part of the start of All Elite Wrestling.

During a conversation with Peter Rosenberg, Rhodes discussed the idea of a heel turn happening sometime down the road, this is what the current Undisputed WWE Champion had to say about it.

“I think I’m lying if I say that I don’t think about it. The truth is, I’m so caught up in the connection that I have, whether it’s the friendship bracelets I get at the shows or these moments you have with the kids in full cosplay. This new generation of fan that will grow up and have podcasts and radio shows, I’m so invested in them. It’s rare when I think outside of what about a version of me that is hated, that is disliked, that is booed? I’ve certainly been booed before and booed heavily. I think minimally about it. you never say never. John’s (turn) never happened, and rightfully so. What we got there, we look back and realize the magic of what John was able to do. With the time I have left contract-wise, I don’t see it. Never say never. Absolutes are the worst thing in sports entertainment and pro wrestling. Here is the tricky part; all this stuff about me usually gets people booed in the first place. There are old head podcaster types who can’t understand it. They can’t get it. ‘Why is he using big words? Why does he have a suit on? He should be a man of the people.’ I would be such a fraud if I was trying to be like the common man Dusty Rhodes gimmick. This is who I am and who I became. It was through trial and error because my last days at AEW were certainly a heel run. They were loud and proud. I like what we’ve captured here. I don’t want to be so full of myself, but I want to make sure we honor these young fans. These little kiddos.”

Rhodes successfully defended his gold against AJ Styles at Backlash: France to mark his first time retaining the belt on a PLE event since winning it at WrestleMania 40.

h/t from Fightful.

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