• Seth Rollins Reveals When He Got The Confirmation About Facing Cody Rhodes At WrestleMania 38
Seth Rollins is grateful that Cody Rhodes ended up returning to WWE, or else he might not have had a match at WrestleMania 38.
During an interview on the Out Of Character podcast, Rollins revealed that he got the confirmation about facing Rhodes at WrestleMania about 3-4 weeks before the event.
Below is what Rollins said:
“I knew like, I would say, for sure, I would say less than a month out from WrestleMania. I was really left out of WrestleMania. He ended up being a godsend.
It was finalized like I want to say like three weeks before WrestleMania. Even as we were starting to build the story towards that, it was not quite sure. There were conversations being had and all this stuff that I wasn’t really privy to.
I was kind of trying to poke around and be like, ‘Hey, is this going to happen or do I need to start thinking of something else because I’m really not interested in getting left off WrestleMania, two nights, and I don’t want to be thrown into a match that means nothing.
Both the [World] Titles were being held up in the one match. I’m like, ‘I gotta have something here.’ I had been doing so much good work. I was doing great work.
If I was sucking, then yeah, I get it, but I’m not. I’m 35 at that time in my prime. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what else you want from me.’ I was like, this is awful.
I had some really strong conversations, I’ll put it that way, with Vince leading up to that, but once we got rolling and everything was set in stone, like I said, I think it was like three weeks, four weeks, somewhere in that time frame where I finally texted Cody.”
When did Seth Rollins actually know Cody Rhodes would be his Mania opponent?
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) September 8, 2022
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 10, 1996) – Old School WWF Valet Passed Away
On this day in 1996, we lost Old School WWF Valet “Sweet” Sapphire (Real name: Juanita Wright) at the age of 61 due to a heart attack.
Sapphire used to be in “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes’ corner as his valet in 1989 & 1990, before she sold out to the “The Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase at the WWF SummerSlam 1990 PPV.
Despite not being a trained pro wrestler, she wrestled Sensational Sherri on several house shows, as well as teaming with Dusty against Sherri & Randy Savage at WrestleMania VI.
After leaving the World Wrestling Federation in the fall of 1990, Sapphire lost any interest in the sport of professional wrestling.
† REST IN PEACE
October 24, 1934 – September 10, 1996