Cody Rhodes wants a World Champion schedule similar to that of Bret Hart and Ric Flair as opposed to Brock Lesnar or Roman Reigns.
Cody Rhodes will get his first-ever one-on-one opportunity at a WWE World Championship in the main event of WrestleMania 39 when he faces Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. For Cody Rhodes, this is about finishing a story and claiming the one Championship his family has never been able to claim.
However, once that story is finished, the onus will ultimately be on Cody Rhodes and what he chooses to do as WWE Champion. Rhodes says he is looking to have his schedule resemble that of Bret Hart in the '90s or Ric Flair in the '80s as opposed to the part-time programs that WWE World Champions have grown used to in recent years.
"It would mean vindication," said Cody of becoming champion. "I've made a great career out of proving people wrong, and I've taken the attitude as of now about proving people right, especially this new audience with WWE that has really warmly welcomed me back. A whole new audience that kind of pairs well with the independent audience I was able to bring over and hopefully bring as many folks as I could. They pair so well together. It's vindication for both those who are just in it now; this is their first ride with 'The American Nightmare.' They like what they're seeing. Then, it's vindication for those who have been there every step of the way.
"Like the song Kingdom says, 'I'll follow you till the end.' When is the end? Is the end when I win the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, or is the end when I win that title and then take it every single place I can possibly take it and excel and deliver on a level that no champion has done in years? I want to cut a schedule like Bret Hart, like Ric Flair. I want to do something very different than modern champions have done, where there's a bit of a 'less is more' schedule. I want a 'more is more' schedule. It would mean vindication for me, for sure," said Cody.
John Cena is one wrestler who had a "more is more" schedule when he was on top of WWE. Cody Rhodes recently revealed that he asked John Cena for a match during their brief time together on screen on March 6. Learn more about that here.
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