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Cody Rhodes Says Nothing Would Excite Him More Than Becoming IWGP Champion

Posted By: Elio C. Jr. on Jul 01, 2017

Cody Rhodes Says Nothing Would Excite Him More Than Becoming IWGP Champion

Recently, ESPN sat down for an interview with Cody Rhodes ahead of his IWGP Championship Match against Kazuchika Okada. Below are highlights from the interview

Rhodes on possibly winning the IWGP heavyweight title:

“I thought I was enthused about Long Beach, but now I’m more than that. If I’m able to win the IWGP title, from the most pure, sport-like organization left, New Japan Pro Wrestling — the last sanctuary for these pen and paper nerds who don’t do anything positive for our business, but instead just criticize it. If I can win out there, nothing would excite me more. Nothing would excite me more.”

Rhodes on the changing landscape of wrestling:

“To not adjust and to not change with the times, that’s a death sentence, unless you happen to be doing a character that’s stuck in history. I know I didn’t want to be part of that death sentence. I love pro wrestling. If pro wrestling’s gonna change, I’m gonna change with it.”

Rhodes on joining The Bullet Club:

“I think initially, I was worried. I was like, ‘Oh, the Bullet Club.’ You’ve had Finn Balor, and you’ve had AJ Styles, and you have Kenny Omega. I was kind of worried. I wanted to trend upwards. All good things must come to an end, and I didn’t know what the shelf life for the Bullet Club was. It’s trending upward still. We just had a conference call with a certain toy manufacturer, that does toys for the biggest company in the world, who wants to do Bullet Club stuff. Not ROH. Not New Japan Pro Wrestling. Bullet Club. Just Bullet Club. It blows my mind.”

Source: ESPN

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