Cody Rhodes Reportedly Dealing With A ‘Pretty Serious’ Injury

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One of the main attractions at tonight’s ‘Hell In A Cell’ show is the cell match between Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes. It’s the third instalment in the series between the two with Rhodes having picked up wins at both WrestleMania and WrestleMania Backlash.

The concern comes from a live event which happened on Saturday night. Rollins and Rhodes were scheduled to compete but it was announced that ‘The American Nightmare’ had been attacked by his opponent before the match and Drew McIntyre took his place. Cody did appear after the match to chase Rollins around the ringside area.

Dave Meltzer on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio has given an update on the situation.

“Cody was injured lifting weights. From what I gather, it’s a pretty serious injury. My impression is that he is working the match tonight with the injury and I guess will get it taken care of later. The injury is legit. Everything that I heard was that he was working tonight. The doctors may say you can’t, I don’t know. It’s not an in-ring injury, it was a weightlifting injury.”

-Dave Meltzer

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It’s worth noting that Rhodes has promoted his match on Sunday meaning, as of right now, the bout is going ahead as advertised.


• Fightful Select & PWInsider have both reported that Cody’s match with Seth Rollins is still going ahead and is scheduled to go on last.

PWInsider report that WWE will work around the injury issue as it is evaluated.


• Cody Rhodes appears as scheduled to face Seth Rollins inside Hell In A Cell. Cody reveals severe bruising on his right side from his injury, but wrestles though it and defeats Seth Rollins.

• After the match, Cody Rhodes addresses the live crowd and says that the decision to wrestle injured was solely his:

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