Cody Rhodes and Hulk Hogan Had a ‘Perfect’ Conversation After ‘The American Nightmare’ Tore His Pec in 2022

Published 05/30/2023, 7:40 AM EDT

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June 5, 2022, Allstate Arena, Illinois, the WWE Universe skipped a beat when Cody Rhodes took his upper off. There was a huge discoloration on the right side of his chest and right arm. It was reported that Rhodes tore his pectoral muscle during the training. Still, he entered the ring and shocked the world with his phenomenal performance.

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That turned out to be a career-changing match for ‘The American Nightmare’. Several fans and wrestling legends praised Rhodes for his thrilling match against Seth Rollins. And the list also includes the WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, who personally texted Rhodes after his jaw-dropping performance.

What did Hulk Hogan say to Cody Rhodes after his career-changing match at WWE?

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Recently, WWE Legend Hulk Hogan gave an interview to Forbes. There he discussed various matters, including AEW, his views on the feud between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes, and many more.

However, when Hogan revealed what he said to ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes after his career-changing match against the WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins, that became the highlight of the interview.

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The WWE Hall of Famer said that after he saw Rhodes fighting against Rollins with a torn pec, he texted ‘The American Nightmare’. Hogan also mentioned that Cody Rhodes’ time in the WWE is coming soon.

Talking about Cody Rhodes, Hulk Hogan said, “The last time I saw Cody was at Dusty’s funeral, we talked on the phone. If I see him do something crazy on TV, like with Seth Rollins or something when he tore that pec, I’ll text him. I said, ‘man, you had me hooked. That was perfect, man.’ Believable all the way, so his time’s coming.” ‘The Hulkster’ also went on to give his honest view on Roman Reigns’ victory over Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 39.

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What does Hogan think about Rhodes losing to Reigns at ‘Mania 39?

When it comes to Cody Rhodes’ unexpected defeat against ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns, Hulk Hogan’s views are not different from several other WWE legends. According to Hogan, all these things around Rhodes and his feud against Roman Reigns are just a warm-up. The WWE Hall of Famer mentioned that the entire storyline was just to build momentum for Cody Rhodes so that the fans go crazy when he finally gets the crown.

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Hulk Hogan’s words clearly show the amount of trust he has in Rhodes and his bright future in the WWE. Lately, ‘The American Nightmare’ is feuding with Brock Lesnar. It is still unclear if the rivalry is over or if the organization is looking forward to orchestrating a big clash between them. But if we go with what Hulk Hogan said, these are just mere fights in front of what WWE has been preparing Cody Rhodes for.

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Manjot Kaur

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Manjot Kaur is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. As a combat sports athlete herself, she has a deep understanding of the physical and intellectual nuances of wrestling, giving her a distinct edge when reporting on the action in the ring. With her direct association with sport on the ground, Manjot is able to provide unparalleled insight into the world of pro wrestling, offering readers an in-depth look at the personalities, rivalries, and storylines that define the sport.
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