Cody Rhodes: 1/22 WWE Raw Segment With CM Punk Was Real, We Might Be A Little Jealous Of Each Other

Cody Rhodes discusses his buzzworthy segment with CM Punk.

Leading into WWE Royal Rumble 2024, CM Punk and Cody Rhodes were seen as the two favorites to win the men's battle royal. They had an electric face-off on the January 22 episode of WWE Raw, as Punk talked about Dusty Rhodes and Cody noted that he did what Punk said he would do in his Pipebomb Promo.

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Speaking with Adrian Hernandez at a WWE 2K24 event ahead of WWE Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes was asked about the segment with Punk.

“One of the things I really like about it is, it’s very real. My whole run since I’ve come back to WWE has been real. That’s the story I wanted to tell since I was eight years old. Last year at WrestleMania 39, didn’t get to finish it, trying to close the loop on it and finish it. My departure and going out and doing all those things that Punk had really inspired, Punk really did inspire them. But to be able to do them, and then when he comes back, there’s a natural bit of, I don’t know if there’s jealousy or tension. I feel like if you asked us both on our most honest day, are we jealous of each other, I might be a little jealous of him, and maybe he’s a little jealous of me. We just had very unique paths. We wanted to be the best, and that right now is really indicative of the whole [roster]. That was a very nice and real moment," Rhodes said.

Rhodes won the 2024 Men's Royal Rumble match by last eliminating CM Punk.

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