Former WWE star on speculation that Cody Rhodes faked his Hell in a Cell injury

Ariane Andrew, formerly known as Cameron in WWE, has addressed allegations that Cody Rhodes faked his gruesome injury at Hell in a Cell.

WWE announced just before the event that Rhodes had torn his right pectoral tendon while preparing for Seth Rollins. Despite being badly bruised, he defeated his longtime rival in a memorable 24-minute match.

Andrew, who worked for WWE between 2011 and 2016, spoke to SEScoops’ Steve Fall about whether or not the injury was legitimate.

“There’s always going to be serious injury in wrestling,” Andrew said. “Everyone always says it’s wrong, ‘Oh my god, wrestling isn’t real.’ But it’s very real. He shows up [injured], i don’t know i started learning wwe and wrestling what is real and what is fake? What should fascinate people? Because at the end of the day, it’s still entertainment.” [0:39-1:05]

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Rhodes received widespread praise from fans and fellow Superstars alike after Hell in a Cell. WWE described the victory of the two-time Intercontinental Champion as “the achievement of his life”.

Clarifying Cody Rhodes’ injury status

I can’t believe there are people who think Cody’s Injury is fake and they used paint. You can tell how swollen his arm is, you can see the pain it’s in, he’s rarely used it, and if it were paint it would wear out like Finn’s. No purple left on Seth. people are idiots. #WWE #BRANDS

It’s hilarious that there are fans who are divided between Cody is stupid for wrestling, WWE forced him into wrestling, and the whole thing is bogus because they don’t know what a lacerated chest injury looks like. Choose your fucking narrative. lol #Hiac



As the tweets above show, some fans have jumped to Cody Rhodes’ defense after doubts about his injury were cast online. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer also responded to the speculation, clarifying that the RAW star suffered a full chest tear and was wearing no makeup.

Discussing the theories online, Andrew offered her take on how Rhodes might perform if he really did sustain a serious injury.

“When you’re in a match and your blood is pumping when the adrenaline is pumping you can be very hurt, but you’re just like, you know what, at the end of the day, as someone who’s a superstar, as someone who wants to make sure he’s giving the fans what they want, wants to make sure the fans get their money’s worth, they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure they put on a good show,” continued Andrew. [1:44-2:06]



Given the uncertainty surrounding his immediate future in the ring, Rhodes’ injury is expected to be covered on Monday’s episode of RAW. WWE has not yet announced if the 36-year-old will take time off due to the injury.

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