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Cody Rhodes Re-Signs with WWE, NXT Star Eyes AJPW Title, Gunther Reflects on WWE Feuds

3 Key Points

  • Cody Rhodes has reportedly renewed his contract with WWE as confirmed by wrestling insiders.
  • An NXT Wrestler will participate in All Japan Pro Wrestling’s event in Tokyo, aiming for the AJPW Triple Crown Title.
  • Gunther shares insights on his notable WWE feuds, particularly with The Miz and Sheamus, on Busted Open Radio.

Cody Rhodes Secures WWE Future with New Contract

Pro wrestling circles are abuzz with news that Cody Rhodes has assured his continuity in WWE with a fresh contract. Sources close to the Wrestling Observer reveal that Rhodes penned the deal last October. However, the specifics of the contract concerning its length and financial details have not been made public.

NXT Phenom Set for AJPW Championship Showdown

In an exciting announcement, All Japan Pro Wrestling has confirmed that an NXT wrestler will be part of their New Year Giant Series 2024, scheduled for January 3, 2024, in Tokyo. The NXT talent, whose identity remains a tantalizing mystery, will contest for the AJPW Triple Crown Championship. Current champion Katsuhiko Nakajima plans to defend his title against Kento Miyahara at AJPW’s MANIA X before facing the NXT challenger.

An intriguing Twitter video unveiled AJPW President Tsuyoki Fukuda on a call with WWE, teasing the involvement of a “submission assassin” from the NXT roster. Fans are eager to see which NXT star will emerge as the Triple Crown challenger in what promises to be an unprecedented crossover event.

Gunther Discusses Career-Boosting Feuds within WWE

Gunther recently appeared on Busted Open Radio, reflecting on his career progression in WWE. He credits his feuds with The Miz and Sheamus for significantly benefiting his wrestling journey. Gunther expressed the enjoyment he finds in facing opponents who differ from his wrestling style, like The Miz, stating, “I even more enjoy the challenge of being with somebody that is completely different… the guy’s a — he’s in the company for 20 years, he’s an absolute pro.” Gunther’s encounter with The Miz has been described as the second most influential program for his career after his clash with Sheamus, illustrating his adaptability and growth as a WWE Superstar.

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