Former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes is making huge strides in the independent scene lately. Rhodes alongside the Young Bucks managed to sell out 10k seats for their self-financed event, “ALL IN”, in under 30 minutes.
Rhodes was recently a guest on Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness. There, he talked about a very interesting detail about his ROH World Title victory from last year.
Rhodes won the Ring of Honor Title when he defeated Christopher Daniels for it. He revealed that after his victory, he received a congratulatory text from his former superior, Triple H. (h/t wrestlinginc)
The coolest feeling in the world is to have text messages from people in our industry who don’t have to text you. They don’t. And somebody like Triple H telling me, ‘congrats for winning the Ring Of Honor title.’ it makes what we do real. My dad told me, ‘the only real thing that we do is the world title.’ And there [are] lots of world titles, but that one validated it for me and I was really happy.
Furthermore, Rhodes talked about feeling vindicated when it came to WWE not being able to see him for what he is.
Yeah, no, vindication is one of my biggest words. I think the greatest revenge you can have is success and it’s more honest than anything else too. I mean, I could tell you all of the great things about WWE, but there is also at the end of the day, WWE didn’t think I was top and I thought I was top. And, to me, these types of moments have made me feel vindication and you kind of get that, ‘look at me now – I told you so’ type [of reactions], but I’m wired to where I don’t know why when these things happen, I don’t know, the world is not enough. I keep wanting more.