During his feud with Anthony Ogogo, Cody Rhodes drew comparisons to Homelander from "The Boys" when he came out with a large cape and fully representing America.
Homelander is perceived and pushed as a hero, but is truly an evil person when not in front of the camera.
Speaking to Robbie Fox on My Mom's Basement, Cody denied that his gear was inspired by Homelander.
"The Boys, which is a wonderful everything. If you're not ready or watching The Boys, it's outstanding. (My gear) isn't (inspired by the show). I feel bad saying it isn't because everyone thought the initial cape that [Lead Seamstress/Designer] Ms. Sandra Gray had made was Homelander inspired, but really, I think it was a Colonial soldier is what inspired it. I never once, because of the fun reactions online, I never told her to deviate only because if people find that parallel and they like it, why not? There is a parallel in characters in terms of my goody two shoes nature not always sitting that great with wrestling fans. I can be the good guy, but they don't have to cheer me, they can do whatever they'd like," he said.
Cody competed at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam and had an over the top cape, that was actually 22-feet long, though fans watching on television may have missed it.
"The outfit she made for Grand Slam, it was a slight miss, and it's no one's fault, not hers for sure. The cape was 22 feet long and I thought it would be the coolest looking thing from an overhead shot and never once shot it overhead," he said. "This beautiful cape was draped on the LEDs and we have shoved it into the elevator I had come up and I was all monitoring how it flowed. There's only a few really bad photos of it on Twitter that looks like its superimposed. Yes, it was a 22-foot long cape. I'll try it again at another point and get a better shot of it. I thought for sure, 'I stood here long enough, they got it.'"
Cody was defeated by Malakai Black at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam.
Cody is set to team with Lee Johnson on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite to take on Dante Martin & Matt Sydal. Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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