American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes (2023)

American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes (2023)

PG-13

peacock

A heartfelt documentary dissecting Cody Rhodes' impactful return to WWE

7.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2023
MATT BRAINE
Ashley Fliehr, Brandi Runnels, Chelsea Cardona
119 min

TLDR

They covered AEW.

What it's about

Cody Rhodes recounts his journey as Dusty Rhodes' son, growing up in front of the WWE audience, and finally becoming the American Nightmare.

The take

The documentary sees WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes as a wandering journeyman, a prodigal son returning home. Cody—sharply dressed and occupying the center of a fancy studio hall—offers detailed insight into his bond with his late father and legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes, various gimmicks and ventures that steadily refined his skills, and his ultimate goal to finish his father’s story and win the elusive WWE Championship. WWE slaughters a fattened calf for Cody, showing videos and photos of every major promotion he worked for outside the company, including their biggest competitor AEW. It’s a polished, surprisingly comprehensive film, that like many WWE documentaries, drags a bit too long and admits WWE was the bad guy in the story.

What stands out

They actually covered AEW.

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