Cody Rhodes Talks “ALL IN”, Wrestling vs. Producing
Cody Rhodes has posted a couple of episodes chronicling ALL IN, and this time he sits down to talk about his father producing back in the day and how his role is different and the same, his feelings on Flip Gordon and whether or not he is right about him, and him being a part of the upcoming 7th season of Arrow with his friend Stephen Amell. Highlights below, video above.
On his father’s role in Starrcade, and how his role differs…
“The Dream’ himself came up with Starrcade in 1983 and the ‘A Flair for the Gold’ and he’s not on the event, he’s just the Executive Producer, ‘Booker,’ whatever vernacular you’re using. So now, for me, Matt, and Nick’s first event, we’re all wrestling, but I can say we all had that same thought of, ‘Maybe we won’t. Maybe we won’t wrestle. Maybe we’ll just put a baseball cap on and sit in Gorilla and look for camera shots.’ … Matt, Nick, and myself have all said the same thing, I’ve told them both, ‘You have to be there, you have to wrestle, The Young Bucks have to perform at All In.’ They’ve said the same to me and the last matches that were really, really picked with a fine-tooth comb— because we’ve had this card for some time, we were the last ones to service and I think that’s how it should be.”
On him being a part of the upcoming 7th season of Arrow…
“I got a call from my agent saying ‘You’ve been pinned for an episode of Arrow’….I was blown away, and just a wonderful experience….but then to get the call back to come back in the 7th season for a more significant role, to be part of a whole story arc. I get to stand on set with Vinnie Jones…obviously i have aspirations and I have a little ‘two year plan’, as my wife calls it of some more acting that I want to get into. They’ve given me a great place to learn and be able to use what I’ve learned from Wrestling. I think people are going to love it.”
On his feelings of Flip Gordon….
“I don’t know, if I’m being honest, something about Flip just rubs me the wrong way. I can’t tell if he’s a ‘bullshitter.’ I can’t tell if he’s just saying what you want to hear, and that’s why I just never joined in with Matt and Nick and the whole Flip love fest. … At this point the card is full and he had a multitude of opportunities, but in his final opportunity – if you saw it – obviously, I was touched. He proved Matt and Nick right, and he proved me wrong. My hypocrisy can only go so far and I am a fan of Flip Gordon’s, I genuinely am. If we’re talking about two years from now he’s a big part of your roster. If we’re talking Flip five years from now he may be the franchise of your roster. He’s incredibly special and it took me awhile to see it and unfortunately it took me too long to see it. So, maybe if we do an All In 2, maybe Flip Gordon can be part of that.”