Cody Rhodes is an interesting pro wrestling success story, finding a career in WWE before giving the independent circuit a go.
Rhodes told Gusto that the ability to perform as a wrestler and have exposure almost everywhere is a benefit, and could cause more movement between brands.
"It’s definitely the road less traveled that I’m on, but there more people navigating it like I am. I could be totally wrong, but I feel a lot like I did in 1996 and '97 as a fan, when my family’s business was getting ready to be the coolest thing. The next thing I know, I went from being the only wrestling fan in my class to having Nitro parties and the Monday Night War. I feel like we’re on the cusp of entering a really, unbelievably good era for our industry fans and competitors alike. Financially of course, but for fans, there’s variety. You can go onto New Japan World and there’s English commentary primed and ready. The Fite app is primed and ready for Ring of Honor. The WWE Network is primed and ready. It’s whatever you choose," said Cody.
Following his successful ROH Title defense last night at Global Wars, Cody didn't exactly shy away from touting his drawing power.
"It's no longer the company that defines the man, it's the man that defines the company, and that company is Ring of Honor and the company that I keep is the Bullet Club," Rhodes said. "Come at me and I will be smiling, because I'm the biggest damn draw in this entire industry."
You can see Rhodes' full interview with Gusto at this link, and full coverage of Friday-Sunday's Global Wars shows here at Fightful.