Report: Reason Cody Rhodes Was Allowed To Wrestle At WWE Hell In A Cell Revealed

Why WWE let Cody Rhodes perform at Hell In A Cell

Despite tearing his pectoral muscle completely off the bone ahead of the pay-per-view, Cody Rhodes worked his scheduled Hell In A Cell Match against Seth Rollins on Sunday, with The American Nightmare's performance being widely praised, especially given the circumstances.

Some questioned how Rhodes was allowed to wrestle in the first place, though. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Dr. Brian Sutterer noted since Cody suffered a complete pectoral tear, there was no more damage he could do to the area and the main issue centred on Rhodes possibly picking up another injury and pain management. 

A WWE source also told WrestlingNews.co that Rhodes likely would not have been cleared to perform had he partially torn his pec but, as noted by Dr. Sutterer, he could do no further damage to his pectoral muscle since it was a complete tear.

The injury did result in some spots being cut from the Hell In A Cell Match, including a Moonsault that The American Nightmare was originally planning to do.

Rhodes will be on tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw and the former Intercontinental Champion is expected to be out of action for four to six months. 

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