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Cody On Not Wanting To Use “Cody Rhodes” Name For Wrestling

All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes appeared as a guest on a recent episode of AEW’s Unrestricted podcast with the hosts AEW Announcer Tony Schiavone and AEW referee Aubrey Edwards, where he talked about recently gaining all the rights to his Cody Rhodes name after WWE filed a cancellation notice to the USPTO.

Cody revealed that he doesn’t want to use his Cody Rhodes name for wrestling purposes, but rather for projects outside of wrestling because it could get confusing when he is asked what is last name is as well as he wants to makes things easier for producers to identify him, but he admits that people will be pissed.

This is what Cody Rhodes said:

“I think people are going to be pissed because I don’t want the name for a wrestling purposes.” “I wanted it for outside project purposes because outside projects don’t get it when they’re like, ‘Hey, what’s your name?’ And then, well, it’s Cody. ‘Well, what’s your last name?’ It’s Runnels / Rhodes. ‘Which is it? What are we putting on this?’ What’s SAG? Oh, okay, yeah, and then they get confused. You never want to come into someone else’s house, which as a wrestler, you’re always guests in their world, and have pre-existing legal issues.”

“They’re not just going to put ‘The American Nightmare Cody’ as much as I would want them to, but wrestling, I like just ‘Cody.’ That was a very positive and great thing that just recently happened. Wrestling’s greatest lawyer, who I like a lot, but he represents too many people, Dawkins. I’m sure he represents Pharaoh at this point. So Dawkins did an outstanding job.”

Cody then talked about it being very weird and it actually being restricted information, but it was a very positive experience and there are no hard feelings between him and WWE.

This is what Cody Rhodes said:

“It’s very weird, and even on Unrestricted, that is actually restricted information.” “But I will say, it was a very positive experience across the board. No hard feelings. I’m thankful for everyone who was involved, WWE and AEW. I worked for WWE for 11 years. So a lot of good memories so no hard feelings.”

Cody Rhodes then talked about his plan to wrestle five more years until he is 40 years of age. Rhodes also talked about his desire to run for Senate in the great state of Georgia.

This is what Cody Rhodes said:

“Well, what I want, for the next five years, I want to wrestle at the absolute highest level I can wrestle [and] be part of the building of new stars, but I’m not going to apologize if my run keeps continuing at its rate.” “I’m going to milk it. I’m going to ride the lightning bolt, until I can’t anymore. I want five years of that. I said 40. It’s a weird age, but I just knew too many old wrestlers, my dad was one of them, that I just hated that they were still beating themselves up.”

“Isn’t your brother 50?,” Aubrey Edwards then pointed out. “51?”

Cody Rhodes then continued with, “He’s very old but great and responsible for the most recent rating that was over a million, so we’ll give him his credit.” “But I want to do that, and I want to stay Executive Vice President of All Elite Wrestling, I told Tony this, until I die. This is the end of my wrestling career. I can’t necessarily go back. The others can change.”

“I really can’t, and I want to stay here fully when I’m done wrestling in five years, but I also want to parlay it into some third-party projects. Stuff like ‘Go Big Show’ and acting of course. Now, Tony’s management’s got me this great acting coach, and they’ve shopped me around, which is beautiful, and I want to be part of that as long as it doesn’t take me away from here. And then I want to run for Senate in the great state of Georgia, and then, that’s it.”

You can check out Cody Rhodes’ comments in the video below:

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