Cody Rhodes recently spoke with Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated Extra Mustard‘s Week In Wrestling; you can read a few excerpts below:
Cody comments on facing Kota Ibushi:
“Kota Ibushi is one of Kenny Omega’s lifelong greatest friends. Kenny and I don’t always publicly see eye to eye, and stepping through this match could be a minefield of explosions, but hopefully fans will like it.”
“This is really a dream match that is taking place on a dream card. It’s one that I’ve wanted for a long time. I’m incredible keyed up for the thought of wrestling Kota Ibushi. This match is incredibly important to me.
I know that in Japan there were actually some people upset that my match with Ibushi was profiled like it was even though it’s not an IWGP championship match. You’re hearing a lot of Kenny-Jericho, Okada-Naito, and Cody-Ibushi, but there are a lot of New Japan legends and stars you’re not hearing about. That upset some of the New Japan diehard fans, but I love what New Japan is doing and that we’re bringing over some new fans. There are ramifications of what will happen in Long Beach this March with what happens in my match against Ibushi.”
The following is a new preview for tonight’s new episode of Total Divas:
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