Cody Rhodes Talks Underrated WWE Stars, Storylines He Loves, Current Pointless Feud
Source: DC 101Cody Rhodes recently sat down with Mike Jones of DC 101. Here are some highlights from the interview.
If the moment during his match on RAW this week when Randy Orton was about to give him a superplex was the highlight of the match: "I think there was a moment in there after that, when he went to RKO me, we snuck him in with the Cross Rhodes. Just to hear 14000 strong there in Columbus, to hear them actually bite, I guess is the best way to put it, to hear that was at the point in the night when win, lose, draw, DQ, non DQ, whatever it was, I could walk away rather satisfied."
If he had fun during the recent European tour: "You know what, I really was blown away because I got the opportunity to go to Russia for the first time. I've done Western Europe. I've done the United Kingdom. To be, in my lifetime, a place that was under the shroud of communism and to be there kind of in the heart of the Soviet Union and now it's just capital free and WWE programs are in their homes, it's really just unique for me. I really enjoyed it."
If the fans in Russia are intense: "It was cool, they were new fans. Every place we go has a different sound, especially when you're crossing waters; a different pace to them. They were really new. So, it's almost that they didn't know it was okay to go nuts until maybe the end of the second match. Now it's okay. They don't have to have some uniform chant. They can chant whatever they want. So we heard some things we don't hear in the States [laughter]. It just kind of made us laugh. But also we go with what they give us. We're not going to give you the same thing that we gave them the night before just because it's easy. That was a new market for us and I think with the success of both St. Petersburg and Moscow hopefully we'll be going back."
How he feels about the Swagger, Del Rio and Ziggler rivalry: "Well I think when you have this scenario where you have a triple threat, the champion, whether you see it or not, is always at a disadvantage. But, the cool elements to what's going on there is that it's not just Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler. There's a whole posse. They each have quite the group of rogues along with them. There's Zeb Colter, that goes everywhere with Jack Swagger. There's Big E. Langston and AJ, who go everywhere with Dolph and there's Ricardo Rodriguez who, since we're talking about this past Monday, he wrestled a match with Zubaz on. I haven't seen Zubaz since the late eighties, early nineties of sports entertainment. So that was the boldest thing that happened on all of RAW, was Ricardo's Zubaz."
What other storylines he is following intently: "The post Wrestlemania fallout is always extremely intriguing because it's just interesting to see who moves forward, who survives and who starts the path to Wrestlemania 30 on the right foot. I'll be honest, it's not necessarily a story line, but something I've really picked up and been keen to watch is Kofi Kingston, who just now is again the United States Champion. He also had a baby boy this week and Kofi has, for a long time, been one of the most underrated superstars in the WWE and as we head to Wrestlemania 30 it's those type of guys [that he watches]. It's Cesaro. It's Kofi Kingston. It's Dolph Ziggler. It's myself. It's that bearded maniac who hangs out there with me, Damien Sandow. It's all these superstars that I want to see on Wrestlemania 30, that I want to see moving forward, elevate themselves. That's only natural because the audience has seen them long enough now to where the audience is really starting to get behind different individuals from that group."
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