Cody Rhodes recently appeared on the Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg podcast for ESPN Radio, where the former WWE Star talked about things like his thoughts on AEW programming so far, Finn Balor’s heel turn and more.
Seth Rollins was recently asked about possibly facing Omega in WWE and replying to the question, the now-former Universal Champion had taken some shots at Kenny’s current home in AEW, calling the company the ‘minor leagues’.
When asked about Rollins’ remarks about their company, Rhodes recalled how Seth’s first dark match in WWE was with him and he went on to say that he doesn’t take the former Shield Member’s comments personally:
“Seth is super talented, I had his first dark match in WWE, he’s a unique soul, he works his ass off when a lot of people in that company just collected checks, I don’t take it personally, that’s just a part of wrestling”.
It’s worth mentioning here that Cody himself is known to not shy away from expressing his opinion on WWE. He probably took the biggest shot of the war between the two companies when he destroyed a throne during his entrance at Double or Nothing.
Cody Rhodes On His Father’s Relationship With WWE
Cody’s father Dusty Rhodes had a lengthy career with WWE as well but there have always been stories of the McMahons not liking the Rhodes family and during the interview, Cody was asked how he would define Vince McMahon’s feeling about his father.
In response to the question, the current AEW Star recalled how WWE helped his father with the Dusty Rhodes DVD they released and it brought the Hall Of Famer a feeling of financial security in the later stage of his life when he needed it.
He went on to explain that while his own experience with the company is vastly different than his father, because of this and the opportunity they provided him with NXT, he will remain grateful to WWE:
“I always say I owe them a great debt and maybe I paid it personally the way things ended but I’ll never forget that both Hunter and Vince and Stephanie McMahon were very good to my father when he needed that and as his son, that’s something if they every ask me to repay that debt I will go and repay it. Because it was important”
Cody Rhodes is currently set to challenge Chris Jericho for the AEW World title at the Full Gear PPV on November 9th. While on the other hand, there is no word yet on what WWE is planning for Seth Rollins after he lost the Universal title to the Fiend at Crown Jewel.