New Ring of Honor World Champion Cody Rhodes recently sat down with Sports Illustrated as a part of their “Extra Mustard” series. He discussed a number of topics, including what being the new champion means to him, as well as to a tweet that Daniel Bryan sent out a few days ago.

Cody Rhodes wins ROH World Title

A few days ago, the “Smackdown Live” General Manager sent out the following message, “challenging” Rhodes to a match when his WWE contract expires:

“I don’t think it was a challenge, just fun,” said Rhodes. “Daniel Bryan remains one of my friends. Final Countdown would be a welcomed tune, even as a competitor. I have always looked up to Dan. It would be major, major box office for all involved.”

Becoming the ROH World Champion is a big deal for Rhodes, who says that he is proud to represent the brand.

“I am proud to represent ROH against New Japan,” said Rhodes. “The Ring of Honor roster, with men like Christopher Daniels, Dalton Castle, and the Young Bucks has been instrumental in such heavy growth of the company.

“Everybody keeps talking about the ‘Attitude Era’, and I loved it too, but some people have their eyes closed to the current work in wrestling outside of WWE. You can love WWE, but it is not sacrilege to watch Ring of Honor or New Japan World.”

However, he has very little time to celebrate, as he has an upcoming opportunity to win the IWGP Championship against New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Kazuchika Okada during a live show on AXS TV.

“When I defeat Kazuchika Okada, I’ll be holding the infinity gauntlet as the top wrestler in the entire world,” promised Rhodes. “Anyone who says otherwise is not living in the same wrestling climate.

“It’s going to be the greatest accomplishment for me. That is all I know. The NJPW world subscriptions will be up. The U.S. expansion will be fortified. NJPW will no longer be just your favorite band, it will be mainstream. It’s massive, it is the infinity gauntlet. Unstoppable.”

They also discussed Kenny Omega, being a member of the Rhodes family and more.

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