WWE Smackdown Spoilers: The Bloody Pictures of Cody Rhodes

Robert KnightSenior Analyst IIISeptember 23, 2011

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes is introduced during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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The following information was acquired from here.

As everyone knows with WWE, it's not going to show blood on television like it was once displayed years ago. At the Smackdown taping, Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes fought it out. 

The match is meant to build Orton as a credible threat to regain the title at Hell in A Cell. During the match, Orton hit Cody Rhodes in the head with the timekeeper's bell. It immediately busted open Cody Rhodes and caused a pool of blood to be everywhere. 

It went all over the floor and Orton still hammered away on Rhodes. He then set up a RKO to be delivered on the announcer table, but it did not break. When Rhodes landed, the blood came with it and left the announce table bloody as well.

The medical team came down and quickly did their best to clean up all of the blood on the table, the floor and Rhodes himself. A pile of towels were used and was successful in making the bleeding stop. Since WWE is not savvy on blood anymore, it plans on heavily editing the match.

According to a source, there was a camera focused on Orton and hardly ever on Rhodes, so that is their silver lining. However, with all the blood and what happened in the match itself, it will prove to be a heavy job for the WWE team. 

The photos can been seen here.