Cody Rhodes Will return to the ring WWE Royal Rumble Incidentally WWE confirmed the news on Monday’s Raw, where they aired a video package showing Cody’s rehabilitation since suffering a torn pec a few months ago.
In the video, Rhodes says that he plans to become world champion in WWE. The first step in that direction is winning the men’s Royal Rumble match.
WWE has been airing such videos since last month. Many were surprised to see the company announce his return without saving it as a surprise.
WrestleVotes reports Today the WWE knew that everyone was expecting to see him back at the event, and they decided to announce it more than any other surprise.
“A source was asked about the reason behind announcing Cody’s Rumble as opposed to a surprise…the source says it’s two-fold, one is that almost everyone expected it to happen already, and two, the source says they’re “more than happy” to line up with the other surprises. “