WWE Devises Masterplan Involving Cody Rhodes and a Potential Return to Battle Edge’s First Match in AEW

Published 10/04/2023, 2:45 PM EDT

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In a groundbreaking moment that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling world, Cody Rhodes is set to make his entry on WWE NXT next week. It will mark his first-ever appearance on the black-and-gold brand. But this isn’t just any ordinary debut; Rhodes has a major announcement that promises to redefine the landscape of professional wrestling. 

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As the WWE universe buzzes with anticipation, it seems that a master plan is in motion. One that could potentially lead to the cornerstone of AEW. Join us as we unravel the thrilling details as Rhodes returns!

Cody Rhodes shakes up NXT! What’s the big announcement?

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WWE fans were left utterly shocked when Cody Rhodes’ NXT appearance was announced. But the surprises didn’t stop there. During the show, a flurry of exciting announcements unfolded. The other major surprise revolved around the announcements Rhodes would make. Here, he’s poised to reveal a major revelation that has everyone abuzz.

WrestleOps made waves on Twitter by dropping the bombshell about The American Nightmare‘s NXT appearance. Fans were awe-struck and eagerly joined the conversation with their speculations and excitement.

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The American Nightmare’s presence thrilled some fans of the developmental brand. Many speculated that his major announcement might involve resurrecting the long-missed Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Remarkably, this tribute tournament hasn’t graced the WWE NXT stage since 2022, leaving many eager for its return. Dusty Rhodes, the legendary wrestling figure, passed away in 2015. The tournament has taken place on a semi-regular basis since the year of the WWE icon’s passing.

In 2023, the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic has not taken place. However, Cody Rhodes’ announcement raises hopes for its return. Fans fondly remember its last run on March 22, 2022, for the thrilling tag team action it delivered in NXT. Now in a bold move, AEW Dynamite is shifting its air date to Tuesday, October 10, going head-to-head with WWE programming. 

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WWE is countering this by sending some of its top stars to NXT, aiming to win the rare head-to-head ratings battle against AEW Dynamite. This showdown has wrestling fans on the edge of their seats, speculating that WWE has taken the challenge head-on. Adding to the excitement, Edge is making his AEW debut on the same night.

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Adam Copeland, also known as Edge, made a surprising AEW debut at WrestleDream on October 1. Following the main event where Christian Cage retained the TNT Championship, Edge entered the scene by attacking Nick Wayne and Luchasaurus. He initiated an unexpected face turn as he turned his back on his real life best friend.

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Edge’s WWE contract officially expired on September 30 and a contract renewal offer didn’t materialize. The 49-year-old superstar decided to embark on this new journey with AEW. His decision to leave WWE and join AEW marks a significant shift in his storied wrestling career.

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Nevertheless, it will prove exciting time for wrestling fans everywhere as AEW and WWE go head to head with their star attractions. What announcement do you think Rhodes will make? Do you think this is some master plan by Triple H against AEW? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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Sheron Singh

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Sheron Singh is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. She started watching and following the WWE when her father introduced it to her at the age of 6. Sheron has since been an avid fan and devotedly follows the sport.
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