ROH News: Cody says he's the most popular wrestler currently
Cody Rhodes speaks after his ROH World title defense and makes a bold claim.
What's the story?
ROH's Cody spoke after his successful title defence at ROH: Global Wars tour in Columbus, Ohio and claimed that he is the biggest draw in the entire pro-wrestling industry.
In case you didn't know...
Cody signed a multi-year deal with Ring of Honor in September 2017. He won the first World title of his career at Best in the World by defeating Christopher Daniels in June 2017.
He is the current ROH World Champion and also wrestles for NJPW with the 'Bullet Club' stable.
The heart of the matter
Cody faced KUSHIDA at the third day of the ROH: Global Wars tour in Columbus and successfully defended his ROH World Championship belt. In the post-match interview, Cody said that after joining the promotion about a year ago, he garnered a lot of critics from around the world, but he has continuously proved them wrong.
He talked about actually accomplishing what he said he would do, whether that's filling ROH's arenas or breaking their PPV buy-rate records.
It's no longer the company that defines the man, it's the man that defines the company, and that company is Ring of Honor and the company that I keep is the Bullet Club.
He asserted that he is the biggest draw today in the wrestling industry and everyone who is competing against him for the ROH World title should "kiss the ring".
So, come at me and I will be smiling, because I'm the biggest damn draw in this entire industry.
The ROH: Global Wars tour continues on in Chicago, Illinois, and Cody will be part of the Bullet Club (Adam Page and the Young Bucks) in an Eight-man tag team match against Search and Destroy (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay White and Jonathan Gresham).
Since becoming a free-agent and joining ROH and NJPW, Cody has managed to make huge waves in the independent scene.
His association with Bullet Club and a multi-year deal with ROH has further elevated him to become one of the top wrestlers in the independent scene. This is further reflected by the fact that ROH decided to put the world title on him within a year of joining the promotion.