Former WWE Writer Vince Russo on Vince McMahon Pushing Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes won’t attract new fans to the WWE product, according to Vince Russo.
Rhodes, since joining WWE, has been the top babyface on the RAW brand, highlighting every week. This week on the Red brand, The American Nightmare opened the show where he was pitted against Seth Rollins. Rollins informed Rhodes that he would face a mysterious opponent later that night, who turned out to be Kevin Owens.
On the Legion of RAW After this week’s RAW, former WWE writer Vince Russo said Vince McMahon had become desperate and was going against his beliefs by pushing Rhodes.
“Vince (McMahon) is so desperate, so desperate, he goes so against the grain of what he would do and he rides Cody Rhodes, which I can’t believe. When I say ride Cody Rhodes, bro, when you have Cody Rhodes opens the show with a 15 minute segment, when you have Cody Rhodes in the main event and he doesn’t lose, he rides Cody Rhodes.”
“And I’ll be honest with you bro, it’s 100% desperation. Cody Rhodes isn’t going to get any fans other than those who are already watching. It is what it is, but I was very concerned about, ‘Okay, where do we go after “Mania. What do you have in the pipeline? And that’s it, I guess.” [3:33 to 4:33]
What’s next for Cody Rhodes in WWE?
Rhodes cut an impassioned promo in his first RAW appearance following his return to WrestleMania, where he laid out his intentions of winning the world title.
The following week, he took on The Miz and defeated him as he took on Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins’ mystery opponent, in that week’s main event.
The American Nightmare is set to take on The Visionary on next month’s WrestleMania Backlash.
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