It’s safe to say that Cody Rhodes has found a great deal of success breaking away from the ball and chain that is WWE, enjoying a number of opportunities and accomplishments all over the independent circuit, but it now seems that he is looking to find a permanent wrestling home. He discusses this, not being allowed to use the Rhodes family name, and more in the following interview with Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard.
On Settling Down In The Pro Wrestling World:
“I’m about to make a decision. It’s been really fun to cross all the streams, but at this point I do need to find a new home. That is going to limit all the distance I cover, which includes the work I’ve done with companies like Limitless, Defy, and All Pro Wrestling – there is even a company in Kolkoska, Michigan where I’m wrestling that is called ‘Mr. Chainsaw’. If you see my name on a card and you’re a fan, come on out. I’m not sure how much longer it will be until I’m no longer able to roam around.”
On Being Known As Just Cody:
“I’ll tell you this, and I’ve not told anyone this, but I don’t mind that WWE took away my last name. Deep down, in my bones, I definitely want it back – and I have plans to get it back – but there is something to being Cody. The longer I don’t have a last name, the more I’m OK with it. That’s not to say WWE is holding it ransom. It’s literally an intellectual property law that easily can be remedied, but there is something about being Cody that I don’t mind. There is something to not always reminding people of a show they’ve already seen, but instead embracing the one right in front of him. I am Cody, and I can promise you that the future is going to be even better than the past.”
He has the right mindset going forward, which is embracing everything that comes his way in an effort to keep getting better. Traveling around the world wrestling to hone his craft certainly helps that, but it makes sense that after experiencing quite a bit he’s now looking to settle down. Cody always has my support.
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