Cody Rhodes has been on fire since leaving WWE. He has accomplished a lot outside of WWE including numerous Championships including most notably the WCPW Internet Championship and the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.

Cody Rhodes recently appeared on the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, where he spoke about getting scanned for 2K, Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton and the dive debate, if WWE has contacted him and his feelings on intergender wrestling.

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Rhodes first speaks about how it feels to be scanned for the WWE video-game series and how it becomes unnecessary after the first time.

“2K, when they film you, like the first time with the bazillion cameras when you’re in the room, it’s a really cool experience. Every time after that, it’s unnecessary. They already have this. And you can tell the difference between, like, Apollo Crews warming up and so excited. And then, you can see someone else just kicking their feet in the corner. That’s a cool moment though. You’re immortal after that.”

Rhodes then continues by explaining that Shane McMahon wanted to do his own moves as opposed to having a stunt actor perform them for him.

“Whoever did my mo-cap for Stardust watched my very first entrance and nothing else because I never did half the stuff ever again and it’s funny to watch. Well, hey, that’s what they used, so yeah. Shane McMahon did his own mo-cap. Did you guys know that? He went and did his own mo-cap. He didn’t want somebody doing his moves. Shane did his own mo-cap.”

He explains that while he doesn’t exactly try and keep up with WWE, he can’t ignore his Twitter feed which has been wild about Jinder Mahal capturing the WWE Championship, which happened back at ‘Backlash.’

“I try to live under a rock when it comes to WWE, but you can’t avoid seeing your Twitter feed, people talking about Jinder Mahal wrestling Randy Orton at a pay-per-view. What a turnaround for Jinder! I hope he wins! What a… wow! What a world we live in. I mean, he got canned, welcomed back with probably no promise of anything except enhancing up-and-coming NXT guys, and now he’s in the main event! Yeah, good for Jinder!”

Next, Rhodes explains that he loves Randy Orton, but he got himself into a mess. He respects the opinions of Rip Rogers and Jim Cornette but Rogers has blocked him on Twitter. He goes into detail on these thoughts.

“I love Randy. What a mess he got himself into. What a just… why? Why the discussion even began, the dive/headlock [debate]. I mean, why did it even begin? I think with Cornette and Rip, because Rip Rogers blocked me on Twitter and I have no knowledge of why. I think he got tired of, like, seeing Joey Ryan and I clips or something or picture of me and Joey Ryan. I don’t know. I have no idea why. I like Rip’s thought process around [pro] wrestling. I like Cornette’s thought process around wrestling. But I always look at it two different ways: there’s a [pro] wrestling thought process and then there’s a promoter thought process. And promoters, the main goal here for these shows is to get as many people and if that’s offering them a wide variety of not just one standard set of [pro] wrestling [psychology], that’s what you have to do.”

Rhodes explains that he isn’t a fan of intergender wrestling based on how he has been brought up.

“Joey Ryan, the wrestling that Joey does is offensive to me. I have, however, wrestled him twice and loved the matches and loved the challenge. Intergender wrestling offends me; however, if someone was to offer, I don’t know if I’d say ‘no’ because that’s the challenge. We can’t be stuck in one mindset. Just the concept of a man touching a woman. I don’t know. I’m very conservative. I don’t know. I’m from the south, so like you can’t put your hands on women; however, a lot of women in those matches, want those fights.”

Finally, he is asked if he has contacted WWE since he left or vice versa, or if he has watched, to which he says there has been no contact, but Brandi, his wife, ordered ‘Royal Rumble’ to see Goldberg.

“Zero comment. Zero. Zero comment. Nothing, nothing. No, no, I’ve got nothing, nothing, no… no, no, nothing. As a side note, sidebar, my wife did, we ordered the Royal Rumble because she wanted to see Goldberg. So yeah, no, that’s all. I watched it. Props to Goldberg. Props to Goldberg.”

Editor’s Note:

Loved this interview! Love that despite what Rhodes says in character at ROH or NJPW that he still loves WWE and considers it a home for him that he could potentially return to in the future. Unlike what I’ve seen El Patron do, Rhodes doesn’t talk bad about the product.

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