Randy Orton made his return to WWE during Survivor Series WarGames 2023. Cody called Randy for help as his team had only four members for WarGames Match.
Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes have known each other from a long time. Randy and Cody were team members in Legacy faction. Randy Orton is like a mentor for Cody Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes during Survivor Series Post Match press conference commented on teaming with Randy Orton after a long time.
“At the end of the match, Randy said to me, ‘Thanks for the phone call.’ And I wanted to tell him ‘Thanks for my career.’ I keep thinking this is going to end and I couldn’t have gotten to where I got had I not been around Randy. Randy is so wild and chaotic and you hear all these funny stories about him and all this nonsense, but as a performer, a professional wrestler, WWE superstar. What an outstanding mentor he was to me truly.
I’ll never forget standing in the ring at the Royal Rumble when he won, pointing at the star WrestleMania sign and just thinking, ‘I want to be like him.’ That’s [as] nice as I’m gonna get about [him]. I was really touched. (H/T: SEScoops)