— Cody Rhodes is set to make his return to WWE at the Royal Rumble although in a somewhat unexpected development, the company went ahead and announced that he would be in the men’s Rumble match, keeping it a secret and instead of surprising him with a Rumble match return as tradition.
— WWE reportedly has a good reason for going this route, according to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, which states that WWE decided to make his return public because “everyone expected it to happen” but the company is “more than happy” with the other surprise entrants who are lined up. .
A source asked the reasoning behind Cody’s Rumble return being announced as opposed to a surprise…
Sources say it’s twofold, one is that almost everyone expected it to happen already, and two, sources say they’re “more than happy” with the other surprises lined up.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) January 19, 2023