Cody Rhodes returned to AEW television on September 15 after teasing retirement following a loss to Malakai Black at AEW Dynamite Homecoming.
Rosario Dawson played a big role in his return as she attacked Malakai before Cody and his nemesis could engage in battle.
Speaking on AEW Unrestricted, Black discussed what it was like working with Rosario.
"That was brought up, almost at the beginning of us doing this because there was talk and debate of him wanting to bring in a Hollywood name through the connections he had and it was Rosario Dawson," he recalled. "She is a phenomenal actress and I think she's great. I was pretty excited for that. Incredibly kind lady. Fit right in with our band of misfits. She's great. I told her, 'When I'm out there, just look at me as if I just slapped your mom,' and her face changed and I was like, 'That's it. That's the look.' It was a very cool experience. She was ecstatic. She absolutely loved it. She had a great time backstage and a great time on TV. Me and Cody really beat the shit out of each other. That was definitely one of the hardest brawls I've ever had. As short as it was, me and Cody, despite the interaction at this point being limited, every time we got physical, we got physical. Rosario jumped right into that because I had to tuck my chin, but she came in and synched it in. I was like, 'Okay, that's what we're doing today.' It's the excitement of TV and it's new. She did really well. She was very thankful and appreciative and had a great time. It's always cool to be involved in wrestling. It was a cool experience."
Black and Cody would meet in the ring again at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, where Black was once again victorious.
Cody called Rosario "a true wrestler" and would welcome her back to AEW anytime. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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