Cody Rhodes went from a frustrating spot in WWE in 2016, to headlining ROH's biggest show of the year this coming Friday, and it was met with major financial success.
Rhodes recently appeared on Busted Open Radio and revealed that he passed the million dollar mark in 2017 between working for Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling and the independent circuit.
“Not to sound tacky, but this has been the first seven-figure year I’ve ever had and it blows me away that it happened, so on that end, for my family and well-being, that part has been the best. But also, the part I enjoy the most, the fans and the creative element of what we do, I keep saying it, but to play music how you want to play it, it's never been like this before for me. This is superseded…
I look at a time, my WWE Intercontinental Championship run as my favorite thing I ever did because I got to change the belt and I got to be involved in a couple of WrestleManias with that in the picture, but this time, now, has completely passed it by, blown it away. Being a world champion is all that it was cracked up to be from every world champion that there ever was that told me about it. It's certainly been everything that I dreamed and hoped for.”
This Friday, Cody Rhodes defends his Ring of Honor World Championship against Dalton Castle in the main event of ROH Final Battle. Fightful will have full, live coverage of the show, including a post-show podcast.
Rhodes left WWE in 2016 after several points of contention, including the company's refusal to allow him to stop portraying the Stardust character.
You can hear Rhodes' interview at this link.