• WWE Planted Seeds For Cody Rhodes’ Heel Turn On RAW?
Paul Heyman confronted Men’s Royal Rumble 2023 winner Cody Rhodes on this week’s RAW.
Heyman made things personal ahead of The American Nightmare’s match against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 39.
According to former WWE writer Freddie Prinze Jr, WWE might have planted seeds for a future heel turn of Cody during this promo segment.
Below is what Freddie said on his podcast:
“Paul is just at a whole different level. It’s like making a deal with The Devil every time he speaks to a wrestler, and he’s going to test your morality as a babyface because you’re always going to be a babyface if you’re in the ring with Paul Heyman.
There’s an interesting moment where Cody was almost nodding along and it made me think like, this could be the moment they go back to if Cody turns heel too soon.
Now I’m not saying that’s what they’re going to do, I’m not saying that’s what they should do. I think that was actually the most powerful part of the promo was that little sprinkling of doubt that Heyman always layers in there.
He’s just a stud, man.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 9, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Roberts Municipal Stadium in Evansville, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 20: No Way Out of Texas’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Barry Windham & Jeff Jarrett vs. The Legion Of Doom
The Godwinns vs. The Quebecers
Brian Christopher & El Pantera vs. Aguila & TAKA Michinoku
The Nation Of Domination vs. Chainz & Ken Shamrock
Steve Blackman vs. Recon
The Headbangers vs. Marc Mero & TAFKA Goldust