Since leaving WWE, Cody Rhodes has had nothing but success. While many of WWE’s previous stars cannot find the success their counterparts in WWE had, Rhodes has done something not many have yet to accomplish as he is challenging for both the NJPW and ROH World Heavyweight Championships.

Cody Rhodes was interviewed by Channel Guide Magazine where he spoke about the Bullet Club, WWE and what WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels told him.

Christopher Daniels vs Cody at Best in the World

Rhodes was first asked about the Bullet Club, a famous faction in the wrestling industry. Rhodes explains that Bullet Club is worldwide now, with thanks to the original members. Having Marty Scurll increases their reach.

“Bullet Club has become even more worldwide. It was already worldwide with Finn [Bálor] and AJ Styles, Bullet Club OG’s Karl Anderson and Gallows. They set the playing field. Now to walk out on it and it really is worldwide. The addition of Marty Scurll is very significant. I don’t know if people are giving him the credit they should. He represents an entirely different demographic.”

Rhodes then explains that while WWE is certainly always something he will love, he has no incentive to go back as he is making more money and is more happy with where he is currently.

“I don’t want to sound negative but being part of history right now and this new era and new boom. I didn’t get that while in WWE. So currently there is no incentive for me to return to WWE. I’m making more money than I was with WWE. I’ve been in some unbelievable matchups. Two are coming up. I love WWE. Just currently there is no incentive. There are some things I would love to be a part of. I would love to be part of the Dusty tag team tournament. At the same time I don’t think I’m playing a revenge song here. I don’t think I’m ready to move out of the spot of where I’m at.”

Finally, Rhodes explains that Michaels told him that when he walks back after his match, he will know how good the performance was and how the audience reacted. It has taught him to play his ‘music’ his own way.

“Shawn Michaels told me once that when someone asked, ‘Hey, how was my match?’ He answered them, but then said to me, ‘You know how your match was when you walk through the curtain. You know if it was awesome or if it wasn’t. You know because of how the audience reacted.’ It’s more about asking what you could have done differently. It’s made me really happy to play my music, my way.”

Rhodes recently tweeted that he misses WWE, which may be an indication that he returns to the company in the future.

Editor’s Note:

I had no idea Rhodes was making more money outside of WWE, but all the power to him! If he loves what he does, than it shouldn’t matter where he competes.

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