Details on the meeting Cody Rhodes had with Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard

Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE at the Wrestlemania 38 PLE and defeated Seth Rollins. During an appearance on The Ringer podcast, Cody talked about meeting with Vince McMahon and Bruce Prichard prior to his return to the company…

“One of the most special parts of it was Bruce and Vince flew down to meet me. If that meeting had not led to anything, if it was just a conversation about wrestling or sports entertainment, it would been great closure for the last loop – because I left here on the worst of terms. I talked all the smack on earth – but none of it mattered. It was just a case of [Vince] telling me, ‘you went out and did it.’”

“I remember saying, ‘I have to be me. It has to be Kingdom [theme music], it has to be the American Nightmare, all of it.’ To hear Vince say, ‘well, it’s not broke, that’s what we’re buying’ felt like vindication. It felt so good. You spend all this time trying to prove people wrong who doubted you, prove people right who were on board with you – but on that moment, it was just closure on the first loop, and excitement for what’s next. I’m going to talk about it on RAW. But it’s pretty clear what I came back to do. There’s unfinished business for my family, and something we never got. And I want to be the one to get it.” (quotes courtesy of