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Cody Rhodes Says His Father Told Him To Leave WWE Years Ago

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(WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes)

Former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes recently took part in an interview with Wrestledelphia Radio and during it he talked about whether his dad would have supported Cody’s leaving WWE. It turns out Dusty had told Cody to leave a few years ago.

“I know he would have supported it because he told me to ask for my release after WrestleMania 28… I waited until WrestleMania 32 to take his advice. At 28, I recalled particularly, he was unhappy with the direction things were going with me and Big Show, and he just thought that I was so close to the keys to the kingdom, and they were slipping away, that maybe leaving would wake them to the idea that this is somebody who wanted to captain your ship and the way you guys are treating him has pushed him out. But it seemed at the time like kind of a leopard’s play, so it just didn’t interest me. I wanted to stick it out, and I always tried to not take Pop’s advice, because he’s my dad, so the advice always came from that part of his heart, not the businessman part of his mind, but his heart, and actually at the end of my WWE career, he was right that I should have made that decision maybe a little sooner.”

Cody also talked about the support he’s received from his wife, how his brother took the news of his leaving WWE, and his upcoming appearance on Arrow and his matches this weekend for Northeast Wrestling.

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Aaron Portier
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