The biggest star on the indie scene is arguably Cody Rhodes, whose WWE lineage has helped catapult him as one of the biggest draws on the market.
And while Rhodes left WWE on good terms, he doesn’t necessarily think a return to the company is in the cards when accessing his immediate future.
“It’s always safe to say never say never. But … no” Rhodes said in an interview with NOLA.com.
“Only because we’ve taken on such a project with All In. Wrestling is currently going through a revolution. It’s less about the brand and more about the talent and their fans. That’s my focus. I don’t think I really could belong anywhere ever again. I make Ring of Honor my home team these days, but I still play my music how I want to play it. I had a great time in WWE. I had multiple singles matches at WrestleMania.
“Met my wife there. It was a really wonderful place to grow up. It’s the house that built me. But also, it’s where I learned the fundamentals of this industry, which have led me to seek it outside WWE. The wrestling that I love the most doesn’t happen there. It’s not a knock on them. It’s just the wrestling that I love the most, is out there in the world. And that’s where I tend to be these days.”
Rhodes also discussed his feud with Kenny Omega.
“I spend more time with those guys. I put in way more work than Kenny, who has the reputation of having some of the best matches in the world, but that’s a lot easier to do when you barely ever wrestle. The issue has been Kenny not going quietly into the night. We thought it would be easy for me to beat up Kenny Omega with Crossroads and leave him lying, and I would be the leader of the Bullet Club. But Kenny is not giving up the position, the title easily.”
Ring of Honor Signs Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor has inked an exclusive deal with Ring of Honor, who have been making a strong push to lock in talent for 2019, following the departure of a number of big names from working with their promotion.
Taylor joins the likes of Jeff Cobb, Brody King, and PCO who all recently joined the promotion.
Taylor first wrestled for ROH back in 2014, and he recently announced his new deal.
Incredibly excited to announce that I’ve officially agreed to terms on an EXCLUSIVE contract with @ringofhonor for 2019!! Trust and believe I’m going to continue to #ShatterTheGlassCeiling & show why I’m #TheREALBreakoutStar in ROH!! pic.twitter.com/MONuY5UQaY— Shane Taylor (@shane216taylor) December 24, 2018
Mark Haskins Signs with Ring of Honor
Ring of Honor has just hauled in a promising independent wrestler from the United Kingdom, Mark Haskins.
Haskins officially announced his signing with ROH on his social media accounts.
Dalton Castle Discusses WWE Rumors
Former Ring Of Honor (ROH) World Heavyweight Champion Dalton Castle has been linked to a move to WWE in recent rumors, with 2019 on the horizon and WWE looking to make some big splashes to ring in the new year.
Castle addressed those rumors during an interview with Bill Apter on his Apter Chat podcast.
“Of course I heard those rumors, who wouldn’t be interested in Dalton Castle? I think about them a lot” Castle stated when asked about a potential WWE offer.
“What do you want, do you want me to go there? It’s a big world out there.”
“I don’t know what to say to you Bill, you want the scoop? I shouldn’t be telling you this. This is between you and me. I got a lucrative offer from WCW…and I’m thinking about taking it.”
You can watch the interview below:
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