During a recent interview with Wrestle Inc, The American Nightmare opens up about his busy schedule filled with a multitude of different projects from Ring of Honor, a new season of Arrow, and of course, preparing for his self-produced supercard wrestling show: ALL IN.
Cody’s success outside of the WWE has done wonders for his career and opened up plenty of doors for the current wrestling market. Ring of Honor in particular plans on running a supershow of their own at Madison Square Garden during Mania season that has already sold out. Rhodes credits that sellout on fans seeking out more than just the WWE.
I think the yearning for a different product is really strong. WWE hasn’t had any significant change since what, 2001 in wrestling? WWE provides so much good content. Just good wholesome content, but they’re still the only one.
I just think it reached a head and the players involved in making this happen where people [say], ‘I’m gonna check this out. I remember growing up and there was WCW and WWE’ or ‘I remember growing up and there was this for a territory person. This, I think is a really good chance to check out something different.
Because it will be nothing like a WWE show. They’ve mastered what they do but they don’t have a — they don’t own pro wrestling. You know they own WWE, the worldwide company, but pro wrestling is everywhere. Two huge sell-outs like that says a lot about what the fans want. Hopefully, there’s a third and a fourth and hopefully it continues to keep rolling.
Check out the full interview here.