Cody Rhodes Talks His Father, Randy Orton & More

Justin LaBar

The Wrestling Press sent us the following.


WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes recently spoke to FREE online magazine The Wrestling Press about being the son of a WWE Hall of Famer, his thoughts on Randy Orton and various other subjects. Here’s what he had to say:


On the subject of having WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes as his father: “For me, he wasn’t the Hall of Famer or the legend as much as he was just dad, he wasn’t on the road regularly when I was growing up. He was my football coach; he never missed an amateur wrestling match I had.”

On Randy Orton: “A lot of the ideas and the things we were doing to get under people’s skin with the grooming tops straight-up 100 percent came from my former mentor Randy Orton. That guy, he’s a gentleman’s diva, hands down. So many of those ideas that are obnoxious – teaching people how to spray tan, teaching people how to manicure their hands, putting on cucumber melon face lotion – that’s Randy Orton.


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