Cody Rhodes On The Prestige Of The IWGP Title, Chris Adonis & Eli Drake Train For Slammiversary, Face The Mumbai Cats (Videos)

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Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes recently spoke with Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard‘s Week In Wrestling. Cody commented on the value New Japan Pro Wrestling gives to the IWGP World Championship as he prepares to challenge Kazuchika Okada this weekend:

“New Japan doesn’t hot potato its world title. It’s very prestigious, and the idea that it’s not been hot potato’d around [helps that prestige]. The champion has had real sporting challenges, and New Japan Pro Wrestling skews heavily toward the sports. That’s what gives it its aura.”

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Impact ICYMI

The following videos feature Eli Drake and Chris Adonis taking in the sights and ‘training’ for their Slammiversary match against Moose and NFL star DeAngelo Williams, including a tune-up match against the Mumbai Cats in India: