Cody Rhodes recently had spoken to USA Today, and had been asked why he is no longer using the “Rhodes” name in ROH and other indy promotions.
“It’s an ongoing situation. … I like going by my first name sometimes because it’s so silly. They know what last name is. They know where I came from, … It’s silly that in the same period that (WWE will) promote a tag team tournament in honor of my dad, that you disallow me to use my last name. But please, please let me say, I’m not mad at anybody and it will work itself out without any type of lawsuit. It will take some time. But in the meantime, I’ll use the one thing they can’t take from me and that’s Cody.”