Cody Rhodes explained his decision to request his release from WWE, which was officially granted on Sunday. He expressed frustration with pitching ideas to the “head writers of Raw and Smackdown (one pretending to be like Brian Gewirtz and the other too busy hitting on developmental divas) continued to not return my pitches or e-mails, and in face-to-face encounters tried to big league me by pretending to be on their clearly powered-off laptops…barely willing to listen to an idea I considered beneficial to more than one talent.”
Rhodes went on thank the fans and his peers and teased that he’s not finished yet. “There’s a whole world of film and television and the stage that I might find a knack for (maybe I even already got an offer). As far as the future is concerned though, I’m a wrestler. So that’s what I’ll do…wrestle.” Read his full statement at Twitter.com/princecgr.
Powell’s POV: Cody also noted that he “pleaded” to get out of the Stardust gimmick for the last six months and go back to being Cody Rhodes. He definitely threw the some writers under the bus on his way out the door while labeling WWE creative a “broken unrecognizable system.” There are two sides to every story, but if they have it coming then good for him. For newer fans, Gewirtz is the former WWE head writer who left the company and now works for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Seven Bucks Entertainment.
My one&only statement on the matter. No podcasts or tell-all nonsense.
Thank you friends. pic.twitter.com/c5MNKw6spH
— Hyrule Husky (@PrinceCGR) May 22, 2016
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