Cody Rhodes Picked Two NXT Stars To Help Him Return To The Ring

Cody Rhodes is on his way back and was recently working to get in-ring clearance.

Sources familiar with the situation confirmed to Fightful Select that not only is Cody Rhodes preparing for his return, he's been at the WWE Performance Center to prepare. Cody Rhodes (and his big ass bus) were both spotted at the Performance Center in late December, as were members of his family and team, including Brandi Rhodes.

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A particularly interesting note is that Cody Rhodes was able to select who helped him prepare for his return. We're told that Rhodes hand picked NXT stars Carmelo Hayes and Joe Gacy to work alongside him and help him get ready for an on-screen in-ring return.

Not that it's any surprise, but Cody Rhodes is factored into WWE's WrestleMania plans, and had been as far back as the fall despite his injury. As of then, he was penciled in for a world title match, but the title or night wasn't determined yet.

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