Cody Rhodes spoke with Wrestledope.com before his spoken word show in Cork, Ireland. You can check out the full interview in the video above. Here are some highlights:
Being free from WWE:
"The feeling, the sensation behind it is, it's exciting to cherry pick and select and be your own boss and to be in control of your own brand, however it's a lot of work."
Wrestling Kurt Angle in UK:
"To have a record crowd for What Culture, to be in there with Kurt Angle and not to be just like Kurt Angle plus garnish. For it instead to be, Kurt Angle V Cody Rhodes, our second match actually, it was very vindicating. It's also nice, you know, the greatest revenge in all the world is success so it's nice to be vindicated."
British Wrestling stars working in the United States:
"In America, we have "The British are coming!", when it comes to the Revolutionary War but I always equate it to the current situation with guys like Will and Marty [Scurll] and Zack [Sabre Jr.] where they are literally like invading America with their talent and the effect and the ramifications of that so it's cool to come over here(UK)".
Exclusive contracts in the business:
"I understand why not. But there is a lot of dated minds and a lot of old school mentality. It's like were almost reverting to the most traditional which is just a dang handshake like, 'Hey I'm glad to be here and I'm going to give you my absolute best.' I worked for a big corporation for a decade for the majority of my youth. Now I really like the opportunity to essentially play my music on as many brands and stuff as I can and Ring of Honor and Impact have been exceptional. They have been exceptional about that, there has been no pushback, it's all lined up exactly how we hoped."