"I think it's a good booking. Cody needs this match. He needs to show everybody exactly where he is since leaving the WWE, because I believe, that eventually, Cody will make a triumphant return to WWE, [as] a much better performer and business man than he was when he left. And he will make a major impact. But right now it's a great place to see where he is in that evolution. Whether I'm right or I'm wrong, this is a big match for him, and of course, Okada got that pressure that he seemingly now has to have a five star like match everyone outing and that's damn hard to do."
Rhodes will take on Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on July 1.
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