Cody Rhodes left the WWE just a little over a year ago. For most professional wrestlers, leaving the largest company in the business could be considered career suicide. Rhodes, however, is looking at the big picture.
In an interview with Crave Online, he spoke about his decision to leave the WWE as a good one, citing the growth in professional wrestling as a whole.
“he level of competition in the world of wrestling outside the WWE is absolutely the highest. Take a look at Christopher Daniels. Take a look at Okada, those are main eventers anywhere they want to be. When it comes to the independence, the competition is so high.”
He also talks about what a world championship would mean to him and his family if he were to win at Friday’s Ring of Honor Pay-Per-View:
“It’s vindication for a lot more than that. I think since his death, people have seen the significance my dad had in wrestling. But there was this period of time when so many people made so much money that he put in the game. There was this period of time when people remembered it differently. I know that’s none of my business and I wasn’t around during that period but it builds a young man, this war, this ‘Rhodes vs. all’ mentality within me. That’s why Friday is so significant.”