Now that Cody Rhodes has fulfilled his New Japan commitments he will undergo a long overdue knee surgery.
Cody Rhodes kicked off the new year by confirming that he and a handful of others are in fact starting up their own wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling. Just a few days later, Rhodes then had the not-so-small matter of defending the IWGP US Title at Wrestle Kingdom 13. Rhodes lost the match, and hence the title, to Juice Robinson at the massive event on Friday.
With that, The American Nightmare has finished up with his obligations to New Japan. That means he is free and clear to push on with All Elite Wrestling. Later this week, Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 5 pm EST, more news will be revealed about the promotion and its plans. However, before Rhodes does anything in the ring for AEW, he will need to undergo a long overdue knee surgery.
While answering fan-fielded questions on Twitter over the weekend, Rhodes revisited his dire need for knee surgery. The former World Champion revealed that he has multiple meniscus tears and that he shouldn't even be walking on it, let alone wrestling. He also wrote that he will be having surgery to repair the tears but he should only it should have a short recovery time.
My knee is shot. I shouldn’t be walking on it, multiple meniscus tears. Complex/horizontal.— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) January 5, 2019
But we have a great doctor and the scope has a short recovery time back to 100%. https://t.co/9j7Rj8JWHG
Rhodes first discovered the problems with his knee all the way back in November. However, he also wrote at the time that despite the damage, he would not be canceling any dates and would definitely still compete at Wrestle Kingdom. Whether it was a good idea to do that or not, he kept to his word, and now has the time to get it repaired so that he can once again be 100%.
GOOD news is my doctor is fairly confident that my mcl/pcl/acl are structurally sound.— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 12, 2018
BAD news is the meniscus is fairly damaged, gonna’ require a scope. No dates will be adjusted at the moment, and I’ll definitely still compete in the final battle main event & at WK. pic.twitter.com/PtyK1wpoiz
Rhodes wrestling the match that he did considering the damage to his knee just goes to show how talented he really is. Just imagine how good he will be once he is fixed up. Plus, at the time of typing this, the possibilities surrounding who Rhodes next opponent will be are almost endless. Apparently, some of AEW's first faces will be introduced this week, and as of right now it is anyone's guess as to who those people might be.