Cody Rhodes did the right thing for himself when he left WWE. He got tired of running around and hissing like a cat as Stardust and set out to do his own thing on the indie wrestling scene. It worked out very well for him and he captured the ROH Championship in the process not to mention the fact he and The Young Bucks orchestrated All In.
WWE is obviously the world’s biggest pro wrestling company and they might not like to see this kind of momentum from any group of indie wrestlers especially headed by someone they used to have around and greatly underutilized.
One fan tweeted at Dave Meltzer asking if there was anything WWE could do at this point to sandbag All In whether they distribute material outside the event or otherwise.
“Nope and tickets are sold, all they can do it try and sign the talent on the show and pull them, and most are under contract elsewhere past that date,” Meltzer responded.
Then Cody Rhodes chimed in and said if someone wants to pose for a handshake photo and go back to wrestling school then that’s their choice.
We can only assume the meet and greet style photo he’s talking about are the infamous ones Triple H takes with all incoming talent at this point. Also, while the WWE Performance Center is really great it is essentially a pro wrestling graduate school.
It might not be for Cody to go back to WWE but to be honest, he probably wouldn’t touch NXT for a second if he re-signed with Vince McMahon and Company because they’d have to spend so much to secure his services. But others might not be in the same boat and could require a stay in NXT which they can do because as Cody it: “that’s your prerogative ha.”
That’s a possibility. Everybody has different goals. If your goal is to take a meet/greet style handshake photo, and pretend to be excited about going back to wrestling school…that’s your prerogative ha. https://t.co/mDMQ6FQNfc
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) June 24, 2018