Cody Rhodes' announcement that he will pay homage to his days on the independent circuit at WrestleMania 39 elicited an avalanche of responses from fans.
During the 2023 Men's Royal Rumble, The American Nightmare made his return following an eight-month injury absence.
He placed 30th and won the competition after eliminating Gunther.
Two days later, on RAW's The Grandest Stage of Them All, Cody Rhodes challenged Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title.
Since then, Cody has made several appearances on various platforms to discuss the forthcoming encounter.
He revealed his intention to honor his time spent competing on the independent circuit at WrestleMania 39 in one of these recent interviews.
The American Nightmare commented on his concept of designing a weight belt with the logos of each independent wrestling organization he has participated in.