Anarchy is a perfect word to sum up Cody’s appearance in the IMPACT Zone last week. Coming from the audience, Cody jumped the fence to make an attack on Moose….and other bystanders. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen Cody create utter chaos in the IMPACT zone. As a viewer, it seems as if Cody could be taking all of this a little too far. When we go back to the beginning of the story, we are able to see the evolution of Cody’s change in behavior. Initially thankful for Moose’s heroic actions, Cody quickly became hateful when he felt disrespected by Moose as Brandi’s husband. It’s obvious that Cody believes Moose crossed a line after saving Cody’s wife, Brandi Rhodes from Rosemary and Decay. After the fact, Moose nonchalantly mentioned that Brandi “has his number” if she ever needed anything. This was the catalyst for Cody’s switch being flipped.
The question of whether Cody is wrong is enormously controversial. Many people believe that Cody was just protecting his family and standing up for himself. Others would argue that Cody’s erratic behavior was absurd and over the top. There is too much ambiguity to determind who is “right” in this situation, but what we do know is that Brandi Rhodes truly wasn’t happy about Cody’s actions. We watched as Brandi furiously screamed at Cody to stop his attack on Moose the first time. Disappointed, she ended up walking out of the ring. On Thursday night, again we witnessed Brandi try to calm Cody down and talk sense into him, but nothing would work.
When IMPACT management had a chance to talk to Brandi Rhodes after the incident she had this to say, “Cody is a very passionate person. When he puts his mind to something, it’s going to happen. He wants to fight Moose…and he’s going to do it one way or another. Cody knows how much I love him and deep down he knows I have no interest in Moose beyond a friendship, but he feels disrespected by Moose to some extent and that’s where all of this stems from.”
What’s next for Cody? It seems, at this point, as though Cody could make another extravagant apperance to the IMPACT Zone and snap at any time. Will this dispute be settled somehow before it reaches a boiling point? Or will resolution only come in the form of these two men battling it out in the six-sided ring? We can only hope that Brandi will be able to talk to Cody and hatred lessens. Stay tuned to IMPACT on POP to find out more.
A broadcast journalism graduate from The University of Mississippi, McKenzie utilizes her professional skills through writing and on air hosting. She is currently the female backstage interviewer for IMPACT Wrestling.