Back in February 2020, Cody Rhodes showed off his new neck tattoo to the world at AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view and shocked many fans in the process. Even his wife Brandi admitted she wasn’t a fan of it. Cody would later state he purposely selected a location on his body that wouldn’t be easy to conceal, so his brand would always be visible.
Now though, he has admitted while speaking on Paul Logan’s podcast that it was actually twice the size of what he had planned. Adding that, when he went into the next AEW production meeting, everyone was stunned and just staring at it.
I wish I had taken a break because I didn’t know it was double the size of the drawing I saw. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m wrestling in two days.’ He said either do it months out or two days before. I don’t know if it was a mistake or I wasn’t paying attention. A lot of people were like, ‘Neck? Neck?’ My boss at the time was like, “No way, it’s not going to be your neck.’” Then I walk into the production meeting and Jim Ross is stunned. The whole meeting was just staring at it, not listening to anything.Cody Rhodes
It took time, but fans eventually began getting used to seeing Cody with the tattoo on his neck, and both AEW and WWE have profited by selling temporary tattoos of the American Nightmare design matching. However, if Cody could go back, it wouldn’t be the size it is.
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