• Richard Boudreau, Pro Wrestling Slam! Lead Editor

Former WWE Superstar & 3rd Generation Wrestler Ready To Work For A Permanent Promotion

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

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In a recent interview with si.com (Sports Illustrated) former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes spoke on a number of varying topics, but one topic of note was his interest in looking for a permanent promotion to wrestle for and it looks like Ring of Honor may be that promotion.

Rhodes commented on his readiness to settle down.

“I’m about to make a decision,” admitted Rhodes, who has broken the alleged structure of the business by engaging in feuds with Moose in Impact Wrestling while simultaneously engaging in programs with Jay Lethal in Ring of Honor while still a part of New Japan’s vaunted Bullet Club. “It’s been really fun to cross all the streams, but at this point I do need to find a new home. That is going to limit all the distance I cover, which includes the work I’ve done with companies like Limitless, Defy, and All Pro Wrestling – there is even a company in Kolkoska, Michigan where I’m wrestling that is called ‘Mr. Chainsaw’. If you see my name on a card and you’re a fan, come on out. I’m not sure how much longer it will be until I’m no longer able to roam around.”

Rhodes spoke on what it was like to referee matches, but not ones his own father (Dusty Rhodes) wrestled in.

“I always tried to stand out as a ref,” said Rhodes. “I wore a long sleeve black Under Armour t-shirt so that you knew I was the cool ref as opposed to the old dude.

“I was also never allowed to referee any of my father’s matches. My dad had a habit of giving me the Abdullah the Butcher matches, as well as the ones with tables and chairs – basically the matches that went all over the building. I was so terrified of Abdullah the Butcher, and I reffed one of his matches where the culmination of the match was Abdullah fighting his opponent into the ring truck, and Abdullah slamming the doors and then being the only one to emerge. I just remember raising his hand. No actual words were exchanged between us, ever.

“That was his way of making me pay my dues, and maybe even rib me. My father didn’t smarten me up, ever, so I smartened myself up. It was a good learning experience.”

Rhodes spoke on what his defining moment in Ring of Honor was, wrestling at the Supercard of Honor show in Lakeland, FL. during WrestleMania weekend.

“For the very first time in my career, my goal of the world title is clearly defined,” said Rhodes. “It was an out-of-body experience when I put my hands on that title after the Dalton Castle-Christopher Daniels match at Supercard of Honor.

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