Cody Rhodes Takes Blame For Not Being In WWE 2K22, Wants To Be On Future WWE 2K Cover

Cody Rhodes talks WWE 2K.

In WWE 2K23, Cody Rhodes was included in a WWE video game for the first time in over six years. Before WWE 2K23 was released, many fans were hoping to see 'The American Nightmare' added to WWE 2K22 as a DLC add-on, but that idea never came to fruition.

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In a new interview with Comic Book Nation, Rhodes took the heat for not being added to WWE 2K22, noting that he was very particular about the concept of his presentation.

"I’m very hands on, I will even go as far as saying, I wouldn’t put the heat on 2K in me not being in the game initially and then waiting until the modern iteration of it to happen. The reason being, I’m very particular about the American Nightmare, the whole concept of it. It’s something I built while I was away and until you know people are going to fully immerse themselves in it, they are familiar with it, they respect it, and they only want to further give it a signal boost like 2K can do, it just takes time. I was one of the reasons why it took so much time. If anybody had any problem, it was more me than it was 2K in the sense that I wanted to make sure it was done correctly. I’m also super petty about ‘what’s my number [rating]?’ Super petty. I’m always on my guard and some of these people were working here when I was Stardust, and I know from the cannon of it all, Stardust was a big loser. You’re already ready to fight. ‘I hope they know it’s a different me.’ Most of this crew is more than aware of that and they’ve seen what has happened in our industry. I’m very hands on with it all, which is why it may have taken longer."

Rhodes also went on to note that his personal goal is to make it into the cover of a future WWE game.

"I also know that they know, it’s a big personal goal of mine to earn my way onto the cover. I don't know when that will happen, hopefully within my contract time here in WWE. Cena getting the nod this year, is no doubt, more than earned it. We now have a larger appreciation for who John was and what John did, for as long as he did. It’s definitely one of my goals, the cover and a true cover. Not an exclusive, not a collector’s edition. A true cover. That’s a journey itself, a huge milestone."

Elsewhere in the interview, Rhodes refused to take his name out of the mix for the recently introduced WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

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