Cody Rhodes is a pop culture afficionado, so hopefully he’d get the reference I’m attempting with the above headline. And no, you young whippersnappers, I’m not talking about the anime One Punch Man (although it’s great), but how Blue Beetle reacted to Batman shutting down a ranting Guy Gardner in 1987’s Justice League #5.
Okay, now that I’ve outed myself as an old nerd, here’s why I’m waxing nostalgic for the funny books of my youth: while watching his Dallas Cowboys upset the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football last night (Nov. 30), JBL launched into what seems to have been an unprompted tirade about how he could kick Cody (and Dusty) Rhodes’ ass...
Ok, not wanting a comeback-but I could beat @CodyRhodes any day in any match, just like I could have beaten his daddy. It’s simple math. Now back to my @dallascowboys— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
Got serious money on the Cowboys! I couldn’t get money on @CodyRhodes if I tried.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
Seriously. @CodyRhodes is a tool. Not in my league. I’m retired.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
I’m retired.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
But @CodyRhodes couldn’t beat me if he tied me to a tree. Neither could his dad. https://t.co/qVuzu4TliF
Biggest bet is @dallascowboys at +8.5. @CodyRhodes is an afterthought. Sorry, I’m busy and making money on football.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
This doesn’t include one he deleted last night which point blank said “I’d kill @CodyRhodes. Please.”
What’s a second-generation star coming off a legendary year and rumored to be about to announce his own company (which makes the timing of this all the more curious, considering JBL’s part-time job with WWE, which sometimes seems to include being an unofficial spokeperson for the company) to say when his phone’s blowing up because a former co-worker is tagging him repeatedly in a tweetstorm?
I’m thinking JBL had a few drinks tonight...— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 30, 2018
One punch! BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!
UPDATE: JBL has woken up, sobered up and fessed up...
Was having fun with Cody last night and said I’d kill Cody Rhodes, I obviously didn’t mean that literally. It was a very poor choice of words, I go way back with him and his family and I just was talking smack in a pro wrestling sense. I apologize for that poor choice of words.— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018
I go way back with Dusty, tagged with Murdoch/Dusty’s old partner. I didn’t mean disrespect to Dusty. It’s what happens when elation from a Cowboys win, my birthday, talking smack and booze mix. https://t.co/SruBKEsTko— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) November 30, 2018