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WWE News: Cody Rhodes Injured at WWE Tapings

Cody Rhodes is one of WWE’s major up-and-coming superstars. He is currently teaming with Damien Sandow, and also one of the participants of Team Ziggler at Survivor Series. This news is a big shock to all Cody Rhodes fans, myself included, who wanted to see him compete at the second biggest event of the year. reports:

Cody Rhodes suffered an undisclosed injury at the WWE television tapings in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday. Rhodes landed awkwardly while taking a backdrop during the WWE Tag Title match, which was taped for Wednesday’s WWE Main Event television show. contributor Michael Cupach attended the taping and noted on his Twitter page that it appeared Rhodes suffered a shoulder injury and may have been concussed. Cody was noticeably absent when the rest of Team Ziggler appeared in a segment that was taped later in the evening for Smackdown.

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While this may be a shock to the fans, it’s also a big one to WWE. Rhodes was scheduled to compete at Survivor Series in a 5-on-5 elimination tag team match, but the chances of that taking place are extremely small. Due to this injury, Sandow finds himself battling Team Hell No alone, as Sandow and Rhodes were supposed to win the Tag Team Championships alone. Now, the only thing WWE can do is to pray for a very speedy recovery for Rhodes, or select another random heel for the tag team match at Survivor Series. Here are a few wrestlers who can take his spot at Survivor Series:

Jack Swagger and Michael McGillicutty seem to be the most likely choices out of all of them, and while I expect Team Foley to come out on top, it’s sad to see one of WWE’s future prospects to miss a huge event. While a fixed date hasn’t been revealed, I hope Cody Rhodes can return just in time for the Royal Rumble, or Elimination Chamber. I wish Cody Rhodes has a speedy recovery, and returns to the program better than ever.

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About Siddharth "SiD" Grover

Wrestling writer for nearly two years; have a knack for inspiring greatness, and overall, a pro wrestling fan. Also, Indian, and a contributor to Let's get weird.
  • Brett Chandler

    Shame to hear. Hope it’s nothing serious.

    As for Survivor Series, do you mind if I….. cut in?

  • Matty Dunlop

    All those choices for replacement are Terrible but unfortunately likely. I
    think it will be someone like Lord Train-si but Drew Would be my fave choice from the above, unfortunately he is in the 3MB story and recently lost his Mother so should be on leave. If it is one of the above, which wouldn’t surprise me with the way WWE works I think it will be David Otunga, he could easily talk his way in through a Promo or Swagger as Ziggler or Vicki will pick him as trusted partner from the past.

  • Kevin Berge

    That’s really a shame to hear. As far as his replacement, McGillicutty would make no sense as he hasn’t been on TV in a featured role at all for a long time. Same goes even more so for JTG. Jack Swagger returning for this match would make sense though might hurt the impact of how they plan to have him come back as they may want to repackage him. David Otunga sounds like the likeliest choice to me. He is a featured heel who would fit right in. Could also be Tensai though he has been really delegated to a minor role lately. Maybe a member of 3MB. You said Drew McIntyre but Heath Slater might make the most sense. WWE could also do something radical and bring back Brad Maddox or debut Dean Ambrose though both are unlikely as this wasn’t a planned injury.

    • SiD

      Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal are facing CoBro at the SS Pre Show, so that only leaves McIntyre. I forgot about Tensai also. Damn. Swagger and Otunga would be great options, but HHH is looking to push McGillicutty, so well that’s there. Maddox wouldn’t fit at all….and Dean Ambrose…he doesn’t exist…

      Thanks for the read.

      • Kevin Berge

        Wow, they made that match official? Okay then…. If HHH is going to push McGillicutty, I would think he would’ve put him on TV by now. Seems random, people might not know who he is. Maddox can be explained in, and Ambrose… has to debut eventually, would make sense to be in this dire time but it won’t happen.

        • SiD

          Yeah, they did. Maybe, but McGillicutty is capable of having good matches. Maddox….yeah, sorta. Dean Ambrose could be put in, but it would be abrupt….and awesome.

  • Omar Castillo

    Terrible news. Hope Rhodes has a speedy recovery!

    • SiD

      Same here!