Chuck Carroll’s latest column for CBS features an interview with Cody Rhodes. Rhodes talked about his recent comments about settling down with a home promotion and what the criteria would be for selecting a home promotion. He said that whenever he settles on a home that it would not be 100% exclusive. He also noted that wife Brandi Rhodes has expressed interest in hardcore wrestling and she’s asked about throwing fireballs in the ring. I have a ton of respect for her doing everything she can to get better in the ring. She’s come a long way.
Here are some highlights:
You mentioned your wife [Brandi Rhodes]. When last we spoke, she was still training and premiered with Impact. How is that coming along? What does the future hold for her?
She’s crazy. She wants to do tables and tacks. She asked me about flash paper the other day.
Shut up. Seriously?
Yeah! She did tacks with Joey Ryan at WrestlePro in Orlando. I gave her the worst advice ever and said you won’t feel it because of the adrenaline. And then I could tell she felt every bit of it. But flash paper is when you’re literally throwing a fireball at somebody. So, I might draw the line at flash paper. She likes that gritty element of what we do. It’s funny, because I don’t know if she watched any ECW or death-match stuff or any old Terry Funk stuff. Maybe she has been.
You did an interview with Sports Illustrated not long ago where you said that it was almost time to make a decision on a permanent new home. What goes into the decision?
I guess I spoke too soon. It’s probably not time to make a decision. But if I did make a decision, it’s just a matter of trust. There’s so little trust in pro wrestling. So little. And there should be. We all love this thing and want to put on the best show and fill all of the seats in the house. But it’s trust and being around people in the office that I trust. I trust every guy in the locker room for the most part. But it’s finding that top brass in most companies that I know, if I put my name on the dotted line, that I’ll be taken care of. Honestly, any offer that came my way I haven’t really looked at. My date book is still pretty deep — all the way through September. It goes everywhere. We’ll probably revisit it then.
So end of September, but you don’t have a firm date?
No, and I keep adding independent dates. So who knows?
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