Cody Rhodes recently spoke with Rolling Stone about his career and more. Here are the highlights.
On if Final Battle was the moment he envisioned when he left WWE:
“I’ll be totally honest: I wasn’t expecting it to get rolling as much as it got rolling. A lot of times, guys leave WWE or get fired by WWE, but there’s always that little bit of buzz right when they get out on the scene, but like all buzz, it fades. But I feel really flattered that, for whatever reason, it seems to be trending upwards. It’s damn exciting that without the biggest wrestling company in the world, I’m able to build a brand and be successful. It’s hard to stay on top of it. I had to hire a staff. It sounds so silly. I had to hire a kid to do social media work for me. It’s really cool.”
On possible WWE return:
“I don’t know the full answer as to where I’m going. I wish I knew. My wife asked me the other day, “What if they called you and said, ‘Come back at the Royal Rumble’?” I said, “No, I don’t think I’d be interested in that.” She said, “What if they said, ‘Come back at the Royal Rumble, and make it about you and Triple H and head to WrestleMania with that’?” And then my answer really changed. Maybe in my heart, the end game is to go back to WWE, but it’s definitely not in the forefront of my mind. Each time I go out there, I find out a little bit more about where I’m ultimately happy being. I think people who say, “I’m never going back to WWE,” I don’t understand that. I had a lot of gripes, and those are things that I’d be a hypocrite if I went back and didn’t try to make right. But I think it’s silly when people say never, unless you’ve been burned that bad. I really can’t even say I’ve been burned at all.”