Cody Rhodes: Nick Khan And Bruce Prichard Have Been Nothing But Angels To Me

Cody Rhodes officially returned to the ring at WWE Royal Rumble, entering at number 30 and winning the Rumble by last eliminating Gunther.

Rhodes had been sidelined since WWE Hell in a Cell when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle the week of the event. He wrestled inside Hell in a Cell against Seth Rollins and then got surgery in the days following the bout.

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Speaking to Ariel Helwani of BT Sport, Rhodes discussed how he felt when he got injured.

"I was embarrassed, I really was. I was on top of my game. All the measurables of, 'this is working, we're selling this, people are tuning in.' I'm doing it. Then I got hurt bench pressing at my gym. Probably a lot of wrestling was involved in that, but I didn't know. I was just embarrassed. I'm really sorry. I am. I didn't want to leave. I had almost a 30-minute match and then had to go get surgery. I was embarrassed. That was one time where I thought, 'I'm worried now. Maybe I don't have it.' Everyone has doubts, even the most confident people. Maybe I didn't have it. I'll tell you two people that really kept me in check, Nick Khan and Bruce Prichard. I don't know why they have reputations. They've been nothing but angels to me. Nick and Bruce don't see Dusty (Rhodes) when they see me, they see me. That's big. That's big with me. They kept me on and never told me, 'You're going to do this, this is going to happen.' Just, 'get better, get well, we need you back, we're going to go for it,' but we never talked about what it was. To be able to come back and punch this ticket, Thank God, just have to stay healthy," he said.

Rhodes will challenge the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion at WWE WrestleMania 39.

Elsewhere during the interview, Rhodes revealed that he wasn't fully cleared from his injury until the day of the Royal Rumble. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

You can also find Triple H's comments, where he discusses how he views Cody Rhodes, by clicking here.

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