Cody Rhodes addresses Vince McMahon’s alleged sex-trafficking lawsuit after WWE Royal Rumble win

Cody Rhodes expected that his storyline would be finished off with a championship chance in the days leading up to WrestleMania. Even though Vince McMahon’s recent lawsuit affected the excitement surrounding the Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes was able to build a name for himself by winning the men’s Royal Rumble.

The new allegations of sexual misbehavior against McMahon were a significant topic of discussion during the Royal Rumble, and Cody Rhodes addressed the situation after the event had concluded.

Cody Rhodes talks on alleged charges on Vince McMahon

Following the Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes was questioned regarding the circumstances behind the sexual trafficking accusations against Vince McMahon. Vince stepped down from his positions at WWE and TKO Holdings on January 26, the day after Janel Grant sued him and John Laurinaitis, accusing them of sexual assault and trafficking. Regarding McMahon, he deemed the complaint “replete with lies” and denied the claims.

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During a press conference held after the Royal Rumble, Cody Rhodes stated that the news of the charges spread like wildfire over the internet. While the effects on wrestling in the future remain unclear, Cody emphasized TKO’s serious and swift reaction. He pledged to keep the audience entertained despite the challenging conditions and highlighted the special bond within the crew.

The American Nightmare noted, “Great question, I know as far as the news is concerned we were finding it out and reading the same thing that you guys were reading & he said a dark cloud…certainly. As far as TKO, Nick Khan & the board clearly took it very seriously, acted immediately & looking at the future, you know I don’t know the answer to that and I think somewhere is really probably a basic tenant of just.”

Cody Rhodes wins WWE Royal Rumble

The 2024 Royal Rumble was unexpected, with Bayley and Cody Rhodes taking home the titles. During the championship bouts, both Roman Reigns and Logan Paul held on to their crowns with ease.

Finally, in the last minutes, Rhodes won the Rumble for the second year in a row, securing his spot at WrestleMania. His big event match at WrestleMania 40 will be a challenge to Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship.

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On the other hand, after Seth Rollins gets over his knee injury, runner-up CM Punk might challenge Rollins for the heavyweight title. With the last four competitors, including Rhodes and Punk, the fight reached a crescendo with a titanic clash between the two. Despite Punk’s insistence, Rhodes won the second meeting and extended his winning streak at the Royal Rumble.

Where were you at Royal Rumble: enjoying the tough competition or glued to the news of McMahon’s lawsuit allegations? Share your thoughts in the comment section.


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