Who knew this year’s Wrestlemania was going to be such a source of Nintendo news? First we got Pokemon-related ring gear, and then there was a major Zelda: Ocarina of Time reference!

For those who don’t know, Cody Rhodes made his return to WWE last night after 6+ years of being on the indie circuit and AEW. The return was a major moment for both Cody and WWE fans, but there was a particular reference shared during the match that made things all the more special.

In real life, Cody is an absolutely massive Nintendo fan. In particular, he loves the Legend of Zelda franchise. At one point in his career, Cody even had the Triforce on his wrestling boots!. That love of Zelda was on full display during Cody’s Wrestlemania match, but the reference actually came from commentary, rather than Cody himself.

In the clip above, you can hear WWE commentator Corey Graves quote lines directly from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This was a sly reference for both hardcore fans of the series, and no doubt Cody himself. You have to wonder if Cody and Corey talked about making this reference beforehand, or if Corey did it on his own as a neat Easter egg for Cody to catch later.

Either way, it’s an absolutely awesome reference only made better by the various layers to it.

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2y ago

That was the match of the night for me. It had a little bit of everything and clearly the in-ring chemistry was off the charts. I'm really glad we got this.


2y ago

Wow, to include that much of a quote, it seems like there has to been sort of plan to use it. Pretty cool.


2y ago

There's no mistaking that was a definite reference to Ocarina of Time. Nice.


2y ago

Wow I didn’t realize he left AEW! I haven’t been watching wrestling for awhile.