Cody Rhodes is one of the biggest Superstars in WWE right now and it was been building up since his return at WrestleMania 38 last year. That being said, he started from the bottom as well. In fact, Rhodes recalled receiving the lowest possible pay during his time in WWE developmental.

Cody Rhodes broke into the business thanks to his father Dusty Rhodes and had to work very hard to establish himself as a talent in WWE. Like everyone else in WWE, he had to work in WWE developmental as well.

While speaking with Busted Open Radio’s Dave LaGreca for an interview, Cody Rhodes talked about people who have played a key role in his journey. Rhodes recalled Tommy Dreamer taking a call about him coming to train at Deep South Wrestling, which was used as WWE’s developmental system from 2005-2007.

Cody Rhodes then revealed how Dreamer explained to him why he would be paid the lowest amount one could possibly be paid in the company.


It’s not talked about (in my new Peacock documentary) about how Tommy Dreamer took an email from me and said, ‘Yeah, come to practice at Deep South and we’ll talk’ and then explain to me why I was gonna get paid the lowest amount you could possibly be paid in the company because he didn’t want to show any favoritism but he was naturally showing favoritism by just giving me the job in the first place.

Tommy’s a huge part of my journey and walking me out to the ring at ALL IN. I don’t credit Tommy enough, Al Snow enough, Joe Koff enough, Danny Davis enough. They’re huge parts of what I did. Massive, massive, massive parts. I can’t thank them enough.

Brock Lesnar accepted Cody Rhodes’ challenge for a match at WWE SummerSlam on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. It remains to be seen how the match will turn out.

What’s your opinion on what Cody Rhodes said? Do you think he is the best babyface WWE has produced in recent memory? Let us know in the comments!

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