Cody Rhodes is making a huge mistake, in the opinion of WWE Hall of Famer and NXT announcer Booker T, by trying to gain weight before making a comeback in the ring.
Former EVP of AEW made his WWE comeback this year at WrestleMania 38 where he faced Seth Rollins. Cody Rhodes had left WWE nearly six years ago.
Since his comeback, The American Nightmare was in a feud with Seth Freakin Rollins However, prior to his Hell in a Cell battle vs Seth last June, he tore his right pectoral tendon.
Despite this, Rhodes competed and won the match against his opponent. He then had a successful surgery to fix the injury. The 37-year-old is currently undergoing rehabilitation process.
Rhodes is reportedly trying to put on weight to reach 240 pounds as he gets ready to return to the ring.
Booker T discussed the issue on the most recent edition of his Hall of Fame podcast and explained why he thinks it is a poor idea.
“It’s a bad idea, in my opinion. 240 won’t let you work that fluid, you understand. I can vouch for it. Even though I was listed as 258 pounds, 258 and a quarter, you know, I’ve always wanted to weigh 250 pounds.”
“I can still clearly recall gaining that much weight once, feeling terrible, and having to drop back to 230 pounds in order to resume my normal work. I could never wrestle at 240–245 pounds.”
Former King Of The Ring stated that Cody Rhodes has a perfect body already:
“I believe Cody at 230 is going to be better for him than trying to put on weight because, as you said, he looks terrific, he looks nice the way he is right now, and he’s probably 228-230, something like that.” Booker stated.