Gerald Brisco, 74, reminisces about his professional wrestling career on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at his home in Keystone. Brisco was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.

Gerald Brisco Is Excited For Cody Rhodes’ WWE Return

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If the reports are true that Cody Rhodes is returning to WWE this weekend at WrestleMania 38, Gerald Brisco is among those excited to see it. Brisco recently weighed in on Rhodes potentially making his return and more during his Money Mailbag at AdFreeShows.com. Courtesy of Wrestling Inc, here are some highlights:

On being excited for Cody Rhodes to return to WWE: “Damn right I do. Wouldn’t that be great? That’s great, I like that. Why not Cody? Go for it, if you got them, go for it. Polka dots? Wear them. I think it’s fantastic that he’s coming back, I think that’s probably where he belongs and I think that’s where he felt he belongs. The other organization is a great organization, I think Tony [Khan] has done one heck of a job so far. I don’t agree with a lot of the stuff but I don’t agree with a lot of the stuff that is going on on the other side either. But yeah, I’m happy for Cody, that’s where he wants to be, that’s home and everybody wants to go home. So congratulations.”

On WWE changing the name of some talents when they move to the main roster: “I think it’s weird but there’s probably a reason for it. I’m not defending anybody but they just don’t do random things, everything they do is well thought out and a reason for everything. I don’t know if there was an issue with the name or what but I understand the whole concept of owning the name. Kurt Angle, a lot of these guys would use their own name and sign the paper.

“They don’t need to be some hokey name every time. Especially Gable Steveson, I’m sure he’s going to be Gable Steveson. I’m an NXT fan and it doesn’t matter what your name is, it matters how you perform inside that ring. Take whatever name.”


Gerald Brisco on his advice to Elias about getting a name change: “I told that guitar player [Elias] when he was down here, he was going through the name game and he’d get a name change every week and he came to me saying ‘Mr. Briscoe…’ I said ‘they’re changing your name because they’re trying to find something for you. So look at it that way, they aren’t changing your name because they don’t like you. You wouldn’t be working and they wouldn’t be putting in the concentration on coming up with a name or gimmick for you. Your name will probably be 10 other things before they’re done with you.’


“I read somewhere that they’re getting ready to change his name again, guys an outstanding talent and they want to find that niche for him.”

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