Drew McIntyre sees a batch of similarities betwixt helium and Cody Rhodes‘ journeys backmost to WWE.
Back successful 2014 McIntyre was released from the WWE, forcing him to instrumentality to the autarkic scene; additionally moving for promotions specified arsenic Evolve, IMPACT Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG), and truthful galore more. In 2017 helium was brought backmost to WWE aft proving himself distant from the company, yet earning himself a WWE Title triumph implicit Brock Lesnar.
His erstwhile Tag Team Championship partner, Cody Rhodes, has had a precise akin path. Rhodes near WWE successful 2016 and went connected to make his “American Nightmare” gimmick aft moving for promotions specified arsenic IMPACT, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and the then-newly developed All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Now, Rhodes has returned to WWE and has his eyes locked connected a World Championship. Rhodes and Drew McIntyre person walked precise akin paths successful presumption of leaving WWE, and returning proven commodities.
For Rhodes’ sake, hopefully helium has the aforesaid results arsenic McIntyre, earning a World Championship run. Speaking to Cultaholic, McIntyre discussed the similarities betwixt helium and Rhodes’ paths, praising his erstwhile tag squad partner’s growth.
“Personally I’m blessed to spot him back, and there’s a fewer of america that person been astir for a fewer years present that are excited to spot Cody backmost conscionable due to the fact that we’re buddies with him and with his endowment helium adds to the show, 100%,” said McIntyre.
“And it’s chill to spot however overmuch he’s grown arsenic a performer and arsenic a person, overmuch similar myself. When I was gone from the company, I had to kinda spell find who I was arsenic a performer, kinda turn up arsenic a man, and Cody’s done the precisely the same. And it’s cool. And I’d seen him earlier helium came backmost and was alert of that. But it’s chill conscionable to spot him backmost successful WWE.”
Currently, Rhodes is successful the midst of a feud with Seth Rollins connected Monday Night RAW. “The American Nightmare” made his WWE instrumentality against Rollins arsenic his astonishment hostile astatine WrestleMania 38.
Rhodes came retired connected apical successful the matchup, and present the brace volition rematch astatine WrestleMania Backlash connected May 8 from the Dunkin’ Donuts Center successful Providence, Rhode Island.
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