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Cody Rhodes Explains Why The Undertaker Became A God To Him In 2008

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 26, 2002) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal (AJ Styles In A WWF Ring)

On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Way Out 2002’ PPV.

The match-card can be found right here:

– Crash Holly vs. Onyx

– Hurricane Helms vs. AJ Styles

– Perry Saturn vs. Funaki

– Christian & Test vs. Scotty Too Hotty & Albert

• Cody Rhodes Explains Why The Undertaker Became A God To Him In 2008

During a recent interview with Inside The Ropes, former WWE Superstar and current AEW Wrestler & Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes talked about his first-ever Royal Rumble match (which was in 2008) and his encounter with The Undertaker during that match.

Below is what Cody said:

“I feel the camera on me and I can see myself on the screen. I see Undertaker in the corner. I thought…f*ck it. I’m gonna do it. I go over and I hit this man as hard as I’ve hit anyone in the back of the head.

I felt him stop. [He does the slow head turn]. I’m the bad guy now. I’m [backing away]. All of a sudden he goozles me. I think I’m going up. He says, ‘kick me in the knee.’

I kick him in the knee, he lets his hand go. And he goes, ‘dropkick me.’ I jump up, dropkick him, HE TAKES A BUMP! You can see…I didn’t know what to do.

The goal is to get the guy out of the match, but I’m not gonna pick him up. So I just go over to the corner and start fake punching somebody.

But man, after that, Taker was God to me. Everything about this guy is about giving back. He absolutely did not need to do that. Plus, I stiffed the hell out of him.

I love The Undertaker.”

You can watch this spot below:

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