NWA World Heavyweight Champion Cody Rhodes talked about various topics n a recent interview with WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for The Ross Report podcast. Here are the highlights.
Possibility of a second All In event:
“Well, maybe we already started planning. I kept writing these lists and my Dad was a big list guy and I have become a big list guy too. I kept writing these lists of these are the things to do to make sure you’re in peak condition and also make sure you’re in peak mental state and make sure you paid this guy and talked to this guy. I also learned I wanted to do every single thing with this show, I wanted to do payroll, I wanted to know elements of production, I wanted to know how many chairs were in the union catering room. Just next time, I don’t need to know all that stuff. I also learned you are only as good as the team around you and we’ve discovered some new teammates over the course of All In weekend.”
Being the NWA World Heavyweight Champion:
“Well, I want to continue the path of the traveling Champion, that’s kind of what I grew up on, the type of wrestling I like. Even though it’s a generation prior to me, when I look back at what Flair was able to do, what Jack Brisco was able to do, their date book alone, and not st, oh, I did it, but I did it and it was the best thing of the night, like, I did it with consistency, but it rubs some people the wrong way and that’s fine. I think most people enjoy it, I don’t really believe in the politics of wrestling anymore. I understand if this isn’t your company’s title, but if you’re asking me to come wrestle for your company, I’m wearing the damn title, there’s no way around that, right. It takes an organization, it does, to facilitate and get that ring set up and it takes a crew to tighten those ropes, but a big focus was this is a wrestling show by wrestlers and yeah, there are some things we could have learned from a company standpoint, an organizational standpoint, but that’s how I go into everything I do. When I go to Long Beach to wrestle Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, I’ll be wearing this too, I’m taking it everywhere I go and I’m excited to do that.”