Even before his match with MJF took place on Sunday night, Cody Rhodes had stolen all the headlines at AEW’s Revolution by showing up in the ring with brand new ink.
Twitter exploded with speculation whether the American Nightmare logo, which was large, shiny and bold on the side of Rhodes’ neck, was a legitimate tattoo or if it was just a temporary piece specially designed for pay-per-view. . It turns out the ink is 100% real.
âI am humbled by the race I did and the love of the fans,â Rhodes said in an Instagram post. âIncredibly lucky man. It was very simple, I wear a lot of brandsâ¦ I wanted to make sure mine was one of them. And I wasn’t hiding it. More details on ‘Road To Denver’ tomorrow. … thank you @inkanddaggertattoo @craigbrocktattoo for taking the design and making it happen. ”
The tattoo was done by Craig Brock of Ink and Dagger Tattoo in Roswell, Georgia. Design is a proven American tradition and looks pretty good to us. The placement looks a bit odd considering Rhodes doesn’t have a lot of coverage so it’s a pretty big statement to go straight for the neck tattoo, but it looks good. Some people disagree, especially Rhodes’ wife.
“I’m the only person who doesn’t like the neck tattoo, I don’t like it,” Brandi Rhodes told Wrestling Inc. “I said it, there it is.”
Hopefully Brandi will end up liking the new ink, as tattoos are historically somewhat permanent.