Cody Rhodes on Most Rewarding Period From his Indie Days!


Cody Rhodes had great success after leaving WWE and moving into independent wrestling, becoming one of the leading Indy wrestlers before eventually returning and reigniting his success within WWE once more. Now one of its premier stars, Rhodes worked his way to prominence through hard work – which includes being trained by second generation wrestlers such as his grandfather.

Cody left Stamford’s promotion due to creative differences. Shortly afterwards he started appearing at independent circuits. Recently on the eve of his Peacock film release date he held a Twitter Q&A wherein participants asked him about their favorite independent film moment from their careers.

Cody Rhodes responded by noting his excitement at each moment (from V Kurt in WCPW to Sonjay throwing pre-workout into my face somewhere in Carolinas). Additionally, Cody noted how his team had developed the habit of taking pictures immediately following shows in a ring.

Cody made his mark in 2016 against Kurt Angle in one of the classic WCPW matches ever, creating All Elite Wrestling as both executive vice president and superstar wrestler in its ranks. Cody interacted with many legendary wrestlers including Drew McIntyre and Kazuchika Ohada during this period as well. Cody founded his rival promotion All Elite Wrestling where he held both executive vice presidency duties as well as superstar status himself.

Cody Rhodes gives details about which parts of his documentary were difficult for him to watch.
Cody Rhodes (right), with father Dusty Rhodes (via WWE). On 31 July 2023, Peacock Entertainment’s documentary series American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes was released and showcased his journey since leaving WWE in 2016 all the way until his triumphant return in 2022 – every aspect was covered to portray this tragic American Nightmare!

Rhodes spoke to Variety and revealed he could only watch part of his documentary: an interview before SummerSlam where he wrestled Stephen Amell as Stardust; they have that entire interview in here,” Rhodes stated, adding he went through an especially trying period following his father’s passing at that time.

“Dealing with my father’s death was such a shock to my family,” He noted, as this time was one of his toughest. Keeping his head low during premiere screenings so as to avoid becoming the “center of attention again”, was something else entirely for this 38-year old actor.


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