Cody Rhodes officially closed the book on Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell and that too with an injured arm in the main event of the premium live event.
There are superstars in WWE who haven’t won a singles match against Rollins and then there is Cody Rhodes who defeated him three consecutive times.
Seth Rollins tried to work the arm of Cody from the very beginning but the latter avoided any damage to it. Soon, the fight turned brutal when Rollins used a kendo stick to break free of the figure-four lock.
Later in the match, Rollins taunted Cody by wearing his jacket and then used his belt to beat him. Rollins set up a table in the ring, but then missed the splash and went through it.
Seth Rollins tried everything he could to put Cody down but he failed. He even hit a powerbomb through the table but the American Nightmare still managed to kick out. Not even his signature move, stomp was enough for him to get the pinfall.
In the ending moments of the match, Cody tried to use the sledgehammer but his arm gave up. Rollins tried to do the same but Cody countered it and then hit him with two back-to-back crosssrhoades. Cody finally hit a hammer shot to Rollins to win the trilogy match.
Cody Rhodes was injured going into the match against Seth Rollins as he suffered a torn pectoral muscle in his right arm. However, Cody still worked the match. It remains to be seen if Cody would still be able to continue appearing on RAW going forward.
The American Nightmare defeated Seth Freakin’ Rollins two consecutive times ever since he made his return at WWE WrestleMania 38. Cody was a surprise opponent for Rollins at WrestleMania 38, a point that Rollins raised when asking for a rematch. Cody and Rollins went to another war at WrestleMania Backlash and Cody escaped with a victory once again.
Cody was ready to move forward to the next opponent after that win. However, Seth Rollins attacked his brutally to goad him into another match. To finish this once and for all, Cody challenged Rollins for Hell in a Cell match. The feud between them became quite personal when Rollins started taking shots at Dusty Rhodes also. Both men made it clear that there is no respect left for them for their opponent.