Insight With Chris Van Vliet was an opportunity for Carmelo Hayes. One of the topics was that he and Joe Gacy helped train Cody Rhodes for The American Nightmare's return. Rhodes wanted to work with them, and Hayes stated the reasons why he thinks he chose them.
“So I know Cody had like, he’d been reaching out and helping me out give me like little pointers and telling me that things are good and giving me like, you know, just talking to me a little bit about certain matters prior to that.
And then I know he was getting ready to come back from the Rumble. And he had picked Joe Gacy and myself to kind of work around with him. I think it had a lot to do with you know, Joe Gacy being a little bit bigger, me being a little bit more agile and faster."- he said.
Although Rhodes chooses them to help him, Hayes believes that Cody helped him. Only then did Hayes realize the difference between the top wrestlers and the others. "And then obviously Cody, you know, just want to get to know us younger talent and stuff like that.
But it was a huge honor. And like I said in his documentary, I didn’t feel like I was helping him. I felt like he was helping me. He was fine. He was chilling but I was like, Oh my god. This is how these guys do it. This is such a difference when you get in there with guys like that.
Is such a difference like you like oh, this is that pacing this is that you know I mean, this is that energy. This is where you turn it up here. Like I learned a lot with Cody. I really did”. Source: Pwmania
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