Cody Rhodes: I Don't Want My Legacy Solely To Be That I Helped Start An Alternative Company

Cody Rhodes returned to WWE as he had unfinished business. In his first promo back on WWE Raw following his WrestleMania 38 victory over Seth Rollins, Rhodes stated he returned because he wanted to win the WWE Championship.

Rhodes is still on his path to the WWE Title and remains focused on his goal.

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“I don’t want my wrestling legacy solely to be that I helped start an alternative wrestling company,” Rhodes told Justin Barasso of Sports Illustrated. “I’m really proud of that and I want it to be part of my legacy, but what I’ve always wanted is what I’m after right now. I’m getting a second chance at that, and that is my entire focus. I want to do this for my whole family. My wife, my daughter, my sister Teil, my mom. If I can’t hand this title to my dad, it would be wonderful to hand it to my mom.”

Rhodes is currently feuding with Seth Rollins and the two are set to clash inside Hell in a Cell at WWE Hell in a Cell.

Roman Reigns is the reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, the title Rhodes is after.

Speaking about Reigns, Rhodes said, "Roman Reigns and I, we haven’t had any interactions yet. We haven’t crossed paths in the ring. I’ve seen enough to know he is incredible, and even better when you see him up close. So this isn’t the easiest path I’ve chosen. But I know I can do this. I think I’m the best wrestler in the world. And I think it’s by a large margin. That upsets a lot of people, but I don’t mean it to draw ire. This is all I do. I’m not in charge. I’m here to hone my craft, build my body, and win matches. Every week, I have to be better. That’s the ultimate clarity for me."

Asked if he things he's better than Reigns, Rhodes replied, “I can’t answer that question until we’re in the ring. The difference between the two best wrestlers in the world is that one has both titles to prove it. The WWE championship is the biggest title in the game. That’s never been in dispute, and that’s not a knock on any title anywhere else. The way to define the best in the world is the one holding the belt, and that’s Roman Reigns.”

Reigns has been the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion since WrestleMania 38 when he defeated Brock Lesnar to unify the titles. He's been the Universal Champion since WWE Payback 2020.

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