It was recently announced on SmackDown! after a back & forth brawl between Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes that this long feud will continue at Extreme Rules! In a Falls Count Anywhere match, Cody Rhodes looks to get “revenge” on Rey for “ruining his face.” WWE posted:
For most Superstars, winning is everything. But not for Cody Rhodes. Even with a victory over Rey Mysterio on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Rhodes is still not happy. The disfigured Superstar has vowed not to rest until he does to Mysterio what he did to him.
Rhodes’ inner turmoil about his outward appearance all began on the Jan. 21 edition of SmackDown. That was the fateful night when Mysterio blasted Rhodes with a 619. But, because of an exposed leg brace, the maneuver proved even more damaging than ever. The collision instantly broke Rhode’s nose.
In the week’s following Rhode’s WrestleMania victory, he grew more and more anxious to injure Mysterio . He went as far as bringing Mysterio’s family into the mix by saying he wants his own children to be horrified at the sight of his face. That, Rhodes claims, is the only way he will feel vindicated.
Just nine days before Extreme Rules, tensions flared even further as the two battled it out among the SmackDown crowd in London, England.
In the unpredictable environment of a Falls Count Anywhere Match, can the self-conscious and bitter Rhodes follow through on his desire to disfigure Mysterio? Or, will The Master of the 619 drive Rhodes deeper into despair by delivering yet another loss on the pay-per-view stage?
Catch Extreme Rules live on Sunday, May 1 at 8 ET / 5 PT, only on pay-per-view.