The LA Times interviewed WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes about whether or not he feels pressure to have a good match at Wrestlemania 28 compared to previous years.
On the pressure to have a good match: “No. I don’t feel more pressure because every other match you have during the year is what brings you to WrestleMania. Sure, there are more people watching WrestleMania but the hard part is getting there.”
On his favorite Wrestlemania moment: “I’m going to pick a moment that I know nobody else would pick: “Macho Man” Randy Savage’s retirement match vs. the Ultimate Warrior. It wasn’t the match that was great, but Macho Man’s reuniting with Miss Elizabeth afterward. It was such a great moment and people in the stands were actually crying.”
On his dream Wrestlemania opponent: “Shawn Michaels. The problem with Shawn Michaels is that he has been called “Mr. WrestleMania” for so long that he will always be called that. The only way to change that would be to beat him at WrestleMania, 1, 2, 3.”
On the first person he would thank if inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame: “Myself. This is entertainment. This is show business. Nice guys finish last. I have found that the meaner I get in my career, the more success I’ve had. I’d thank myself.”
On what he hopes people say about him 20 years from now: “‘I didn’t see him coming.’ I’ve portrayed several distinctly different characters already in my career and now I can just be me.”