Cody Rhodes on leaving WWE, debuting with Ring of Honor at Final Battle

codyrhodes1Cody Rhodes spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and said he does not regret leaving WWE. “It’s just so new that I prefer it,” Rhodes said. “I know some people think that’s crazy. You walked away from the biggest game in town. I just think in the day of social media and streaming, there really is way more than one game in town. They seem to be having more fun and I want to be part of the fun.”

Rhodes also spoke about working for Ring of Honor at tonight’s Final Battle pay-per-view. “I’m particularly very excited about Hammerstein and about Final Battle because I rode with some of Ring of Honor’s various alumni: Cesaro, Daniel Bryan,” he said. “I became good friends with Kevin Owens. I know how much the WWE locker room respects Ring of Honor.”

Rhodes also indicated that he hopes it’s more than a one off appearance. “I’m really looking to maybe put a little bit more long term into Ring of Honor,” he said. “I’ve been able to bounce all around and not maintain exclusivity anywhere, but Ring of Honor is bigger than me. It’s a total honor to be part of Final Battle. It’s an honor to stand across from Jay Lethal.” Read the full interview at

Powell’s POV: Rhodes also spoke about the business side of his independent appearances and how the promotions have set attendance records when he has appeared. He spoke more about the Hammerstein and how he knows the crowd can turn on talent, and the list he released after leaving WWE.


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