Cody Rhodes is less than two weeks away from challenging Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania Goes Hollywood.
Reigns works a reduced WWE schedule with rare house show appearances and limited appearances on television. Reigns mostly works matches at premium live events. He signed a new deal with these stipulations shortly after beating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
While speaking with Stadium Astro, he was asked what it would mean to him if he became the champion. Rhodes noted that he wants to be a completely different champion and works as many dates as possible.
“It would mean vindication. I’ve made a great career out of proving people wrong,” Rhodes stated. “I’ve kind of taken the attitude about proving people right, especially this new audience with WWE that has warmly welcomed me back. A whole new audience that kind of pairs well with the independent audience I was able to bring over and hopefully bring as many folks as I could.”
Rhodes continued, “They pair so well together, and it’s vindication for those who are just in it now; this is their first ride with ‘The American Nightmare.’ They like what they’re seeing then, it’s vindication for those who have been there every step of the way, like the song Kingdom says, ‘I’ll follow you till the end.’ When is the end? Is it the end when I win the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, or is it the end when I win that title and then take it to every single place I can possibly take it and excel and deliver on a level that no champion has done in years? I want to cut a schedule like Bret Hart, like Ric Flair. I want to do something very different than [what] modern champions have done, where there’s a bit of a less is more schedule. I want a more is more schedule. It would mean vindication for me, for sure.”
Rhodes also revealed in this interview that he recently pushed for a match with John Cena. You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below:
Cody Rhodes Wants A “More Is More” Schedule After Becoming Champion