WATCH: Cody Rhodes Speaks On Making More Money Now Than In WWE, Jericho vs. Omega, More

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WSVN-TV Entertainment Reporter Chris Van Vliet interviewed Cody Rhodes at this past weekend’s Ring of Honor event in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Here are the highlights:

Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12:

“Those types of moves didn’t happen in the early 2000s. They didn’t really happen after the Attitude Era. Now all of a sudden the term Independent Contractor really means Independent Contractor and that’s really cool. It’s not the brand that defines you, it’s you that defines the brand.”

He’s making more money since leaving WWE:


“I just had the absolute best luck in the world in terms of meeting The Young Bucks and they might look like wild little rock stars who are irresponsible but they are business geniuses. They set up the deal with Hot Topic and they’re going to be the first 7-figure downside characters that New Japan Pro Wrestling has. The best way to put it is it’s better. It’s currently the best it’s ever been for me. So yes, I don’t want to be tacky but it’s very exciting.”


Best advice his father Dusty Rhodes gave him:

“Every day with him was kind of like a motivational chit-chat. That’s how he spoke. He spoke almost like a preacher whenever you spoke to him, so there was always something. I think the thing that always stuck with me was maximize your minutes. At the time in WWE I wasn’t getting a lot of airtime and I wasn’t always the one with his hand raised at the end and he believed it didn’t matter. You could still do something that made somebody go ‘Oh, I really like that guy’ or little kids that really liked Stardust. I think about that a lot because I have the opportunity to have a lot of minutes when it comes to Ring of Honor and I think about now that you’ve got them, don’t blow it. I hear his voice in my head in every match. He’s always with me.”

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