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“We Were Getting Too Close”: Seth Rollins Reveals Secret Conversation With Cody Rhodes Prior to Their Epic WrestleMania Moment

Published 09/09/2022, 1:15 PM EDT

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On the final episode of RAW, right before WrestleMania 38, Rollins was informed that he would have a match in the pay-perview. Not only that, but Vince McMahon also revealed that he is up against a mystery opponent! Rollins revealed his conversation with Cody Rhodes prior to the match-up recently on an episode of ‘Out of Character’.

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In the run-up to WrestleMania, Rollins started to get a hint regarding his foe. But it was not until he texted Rhodes himself that he got a confirmation. Under the table, of course. Rollins reached out directly to Rhodes and got to know that the match is set!


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Seth Rollins had a secret conversation with Cody Rhodes

“I was kind of trying to poke around and be like, ‘Hey, is this going to happen or do I need to start thinking of something else because I’m really not interested in getting left off WrestleMania, two nights. And I don’t want to be thrown into a match that means nothing,” Rollins revealed on Out of Character.

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Rollins added further, “So I was just waiting to see, okay am I gonna get some sort of a confirmation? And then finally we were getting too close, and I was like I need to know. I gotta text him. So I was like are we doing this thing or what? He’s like, I think so pretty sure. I’m like, alright, well, that’s good enough for me.” 


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After leaving AEW to rejoin WWE, The American Nightmare has been on fire, winning several matches against Seth Rollins.

Rhodes, who is now 37, went on to triumph against the 35-year-old Rollins in two additional rematches. Unluckily, he tore his pectoral muscle and needed surgery.


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This week, Rhodes underwent surgery to repair a ruptured pectoral muscle that is thought to have occurred during a weight-training session in preparation for Hell in a Cell. Nevertheless, he put on a spectacular performance, defeating Rollins in a 25-minute bout at the aforementioned event after startling the WWE Universe by showing off the severe bruises on his upper chest and shoulder.

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While Rollins was really unlucky against Rhodes he did pick up a stunning victory against Matt Riddle at Clash at the Castle.

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Written by:

Aanjaneya Singh


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Aanjaneya Singh is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports and is pursuing a degree in Law from The National University of Advanced Legal Studies. He is a former National Level Taekwondo player and is very passionate about wrestling. Aanjaneya has been an avid WWE fan from a very young age and wrestlers like Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge and Jeff Hardy drew him towards the sport.
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Pritam Priyedarshi