Cody Rhodes: I’d Like to Perhaps Follow In The Footsteps Of Triple H If I Continued In Wrestling

Cody Rhodes would like to emulate Triple H's path if he maintains a career in professional wrestling.

Cody Rhodes has often talked about Triple H being his favorite professional wrestler and being grateful for how kind Triple H has been to him in spite of the handful of good-natured jabs Cody threw at Triple H when he was away from WWE.

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Speaking with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, Rhodes talked glowingly about his current relationship with Paul Levesque and noted that he would like to follow in the footsteps of "The Game" if his wrestling career were to extend beyond in-ring competition and into a behind the scenes career.

"I’m shocked to say...I guess I’m not shocked to say...I never anticipated when we did the breaking of the throne, I think I said ‘pissant body builder’ at one point in my independent [career], it may have been in an AEW rant, something, all of it rattling the cages, all of it in the spirit of trash talk and sports entertainment, but we take this stuff personally and it gets under our skin," said Cody. "He really had no reason to take care of me, and he has been an incredible guide, an incredible mentor. Often, I’ll be standing in Gorilla when something else is on the show and I’ll look at him and there is an understanding, there is a knowledge of, ‘Oh, that was great’ or ‘that wasn’t, what can we do here?’ If I do continue my career in sports entertainment and pro wrestling, I’ve not shared this with anybody, I’ve not even shared this with him, but if I was to continue and it was in a backstage environment, I’d like to kind of perhaps follow in those footsteps. I have a great amount of experience, good and bad, and I can put it to use. We’re not there yet."

Elsewhere in this interview, Cody opened up about his decision to re-sign with WWE. Read his comments here.

Cody will look to finally capture the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship still held by Roman Reigns when he faces Roman on WrestleMania XL Sunday. Learn why Cody says he has to win that match at this link.

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