During his extended absence from WWE, Cody Rhodes not only invested in himself but also in the future of professional wrestling by building his own wrestling school, which was recently visited by a current Smackdown Superstar.

Sheamus visited the Nightmare Factory in Atlanta, Georgia, taking time away from his hectic schedule and preparations for his showdown against Gunther and Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 39.

A WWE SmackDown star was sighted at Cody Rhodes and an AEW wrestler’s academy for wrestling.

During his time away from WWE, Cody Rhodes founded the Nightmare Factory alongside AEW standout QT Marshall, with veteran WCW star Glacier serving as a coach. According to the image below, the children of the school were ecstatic to see the former WWE Champion enter the building.

The Nightmare Factory often broadcasts Showcase events on their YouTube channel, showcasing the talent they have available at the moment, many of whom have since secured regular employment with AEW.

The COVID-19 epidemic did not halt the world of professional wrestling; in fact, it didn’t even halt The Nightmare Factory, since a number of its former pupils have since graduated and joined AEW’s main roster.

In a recent interview, Cody Rhodes said that he continues to monitor the growth of Lee Johnson and Julia Hart, two of these talents. When she joined the House of Black in May 2022, Hart took advantage of the opportunity to express her more wicked side, which made Cody very proud.

Following a temporary absence from the ring, Julia Hart led an upgraded House of Black to the AEW Trios Championships on March 5, 2023, where they beat The Elite at Revolution.

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