Source: ESPN.com

Cody Rhodes talked to ESPN.com recently and during the discussion, Cody talked about how Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens helped him get familiar with the independent promotions, Advice that he gives to the wrestlers and more. Below are some highlights.

On Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan helping him:

"I had a habit of watching classic wrestling pretty much on repeat in the locker rooms. With the influx of talent at WWE, with guys like Kevin Owens, he was one of the first people to open my eyes up to the world that is PWG and BOLA. My longstanding friendship with Daniel Bryan had already opened up my eyes to the Ring of Honor brand [as well as Evolve]."

The advice he gives to wrestlers that sign for WWE:

"Most of the things I share with them are from my personal mistakes or from a few personal successes I had. How to deal with the political element, the financial element of it and also the grueling schedule element of it and how it can affect your family. I get a kick out of it, but then I find myself happy to answer questions like that."

On leaving WWE:

"A lot of times when people are released, or unfortunately get fired, they almost scramble for what it is they are going to do next. I think when you are no longer working under a big corporate umbrella, you have to be your own brand, your own enterprise. That was my thought process before I left."

Cody also talked about the independent wrestling scene, his weight and much more. You can read the full article here.

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