Ring of Honor Heavyweight Champion Cody is the latest guest on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast. The "American Nightmare" spoke to PWI Senior Writer Al Castle, they sent us these highlights from the interview:
Putting together plans for his 10,000-seat arena show, which has been dubbed "All In":
"I've been told it's not a very realistic goal. That's what I've been told. But it's not so much about proving things wrong. It's about probing things right. I'm very confident about what me, Matt and Nick want to do. There's no bones about it: 'All In' happens in 2018. We're getting near the point of actually finding a date and a place that's suitable for everybody."
Rumors of CM Punk being part of the show:
"The first thing everyone said when this story broke was, 'You've got to get CM Punk.' I love CM Punk. The fans never gave up on CM Punk. If CM Punk wants to part of 'All In,' he can be part of 'All In.' But I am not putting it on him to draw those 10,000 seats. If we did have CM Punk, we would not tell you we had CM Punk—unless we didn't sell any tickets (laughing)."
The possibility of Daniel Bryan being part of "All In":
"The main thing is I want Dan to be happy and healthy. But I know Dan knows what we're thinking and when we're thinking. So if that's something that, if we could, that would be wonderful match. And I think it would be wonderful to do it for the Ring of Honor world title, being it that he has such roots with the company of old. The company today doesn't look anything like it used to so I think that would be interesting. But we're exploring all kinds of options."
Cody also covered several other topics during the interview, including being overconfident during his WWE run, his favorite time in WWE, whether his father's passing played a role in him deciding to leave WWE, and inspiring others to walk away from jobs they don't love. The Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast is available to be streamed at pwi-online.com or downloaded through Podbean or iTunes.