Cody Rhodes recently spoke with ESPN about various topics. Here are the highlights.
On Chris Hero and Kurt Angle: “Two really good examples of kind of opposite ends of the spectrum, like the uber-indie superstar in Chris Hero versus a future WWE Hall of Famer in Kurt Angle,” Rhodes said. “I think that appeases both types of fans. There are fans who just like their indie stars, and then there are your more casual fans that are more familiar with somebody like Kurt Angle, and their interest might be piqued.”
On indy wrestling: “I had a habit of watching classic wrestling pretty much on repeat in the locker rooms,” Rhodes said. “With the influx of talent at WWE, with guys like Kevin Owens, he was one of the first people to open my eyes up to the world that is PWG and BOLA. My longstanding friendship with Daniel Bryan had already opened up my eyes to the Ring of Honor brand [as well as Evolve].”
On his time in TNA: “This was a considerably big thing for me,” Rhodes said. “It’s been a long time since I was out there as just me. I was really proud of the matches I was able to have during my time with TNA.”