Cody Rhodes is supposed to face Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell at tonight’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at the Allstate Arena outside of Chicago. However, “The American Nightmare” was advertised to face “The Visionary” at WWE’s latest live event on Saturday night, only for fans in the arena to be told he was injured. He wound up getting replaced by Drew McIntyre, but was still at the arena and chased Rollins off after the match.
Even though Rhodes hasn’t wrestled in any capacity since a dark match following the May 30 episode of Raw, there’s no indication this is a real injury. Nothing has been reported to confirm it and WWE has continued to advertise Rhodes vs. Rollins III on social media on Sunday morning. Stay tuned for further updates if they pop up.
Rhodes’ return at WrestleMania 38 was quickly followed by the announcement that his No. 1 goal is to finally become WWE Champion. He has since talked about challenging Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a number of interviews.
“Roman Reigns and I, we haven’t had any interactions yet,” Rhodes told Sports Illustrated last month. “We haven’t crossed paths in the ring. I’ve seen enough to know he is incredible, and even better when you see him up close. So this isn’t the easiest path I’ve chosen. But I know I can do this.