Cody Rhodes Speaks On HBK, SummerSlam, WWE’s Stars

Matt Boone

The Fanhouse has a new interview with Legacy member Cody Rhodes posted online. Below are some excerpts from that interview:

On working with Shawn Michaels: "All I can say is this: I very much am looking forward to wrestling with Shawn Michaels, whether he likes it or not, because Shawn Michaels was my favorite wrestler growing up. My poor old dad had to hear that countless times. In the ring, to be billed on the same card as him, I could go nuts and be a fan over it, but I’m gonna approach it as a competitor in the game that I’m in."

On working at a SummerSlam PPV: "Ahh, I get angry when young talent doesn’t realize how big of a deal that is. When I grew up, SummerSlam 1992, I must’ve gone to a Blockbuster every week and rented that, and re-rented it. Now I’m on SummerSlam wrestling two guys who have been on countless of the big four shows. You can get as excited or giddy about the match as you want, but all they are for me and for most of the superstars, is they’re an opportunity. They’re the chance to submit — and no pun intended — your legacy … to say this is what I was capable of on that night."

On a breakout star in WWE: "I personally think that when people say stuff like that, when people say there hasn’t been a breakout, I ask them if they saw the last breakout coming. Did anyone foresee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin? Did anyone see John Cena coming? If anyone tells you yes, then they’re lying to you. Monday Night Raw is like a varsity team. And it’s filled with freshmen. Very talented, very young, but it’s something the fans are now getting to grow with. It’s a cool experience. I can remember watching Michaels go from tag to Intercontinental Champion to taking the longest run possible to the WWE championship. I think it might be a while till somebody becomes that breakout star, but I know that you have a lot of hopefuls. You have a United States Champion who’s more talented than most in Kofi Kingston. You have a legit All-American in Jack Swagger. You have a guy who can do things that Cirque du Soleil can’t do with wires and walls in Evan Bourne. And you have me and Ted DiBiase, who will spend our dying breath on trying to make sure that we’re remembered for something else than being the sons of "The Million Dollar Man" and "The American Dream.""

To check out the complete interview, click here.

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