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WWE News: Cody Rhodes on fans complaining about WWE superstars being "underutilized"

Soumik Datta
3.52K   //    19 May 2018, 23:37 IST

Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes

What’s the story?

During a recent appearance on The E&C Podcast, Ring of Honor superstar Cody Rhodes opened up on a host of topics.

One of the rather interesting subjects Cody discussed is regarding numerous WWE talents apparently being “underutilized” during their tenure with the company.

In case you didn’t know…

Cody Rhodes initially joined the WWE in 2006 as part of the company’s developmental promotion OVW, where he became a Triple Crown Champion and was eventually called to the main roster in 2007. Upon his debut on the main roster, Rhodes worked for the WWE for a total of 9 years, first under his real in-ring name and later portraying the Stardust moniker.

During his time with the WWE, Cody won the WWE Intercontinental Championship on two different occasions and was also a six-time WWE Tag Team Champion as well, however, in May of 2016, Cody eventually left the WWE after requesting for his release.

The heart of the matter

While speaking with WWE veterans Edge and Christian recently on their E&C Pod of Awesomeness, ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody weighed in his thoughts on fans seemingly complaining about on the social media regarding a particular WWE superstar being “underutilized” during his or her stint with the WWE. 

Cody, as some might know, eventually left the WWE after having creative differences with the several WWE writers, however, the former ROH World Champion recently also revealed that the WWE still has a huge place in his heart and also reflected on WWE fans seemingly being “underutilized”, as per claimed by numerous fans on the social media.

According to ‘The American Nightmare’, not many fans apparently realize that the reason why several WWE superstars are seemingly not being used to their full potential is due to the fact that some of these superstars are evidently pretty lazy backstage and are always phoning in at live events as well.

"You'll see people on social media say so and so is underutilized but not a lot of those people know that those guys are lazy, they're phoning in at live events, not trying to do anything more."- Cody told Edge and Christian on The E&C Podcast. 


What’s next?

Cody is currently performing for both ROH and NJPW and is currently a member of the legendary Bullet Club faction. The former ROH World Champion will next be in action on the 24th of May at Honor United: Edinburgh, when he teams up with fellow BC stablemate Hangman Page in order to challenge for the ROH World Tag Team Titles.

Author's Take

Cody Rhodes' departure from the WWE certainly came in as a very disappointing and surprising exit, however, fans should instead now keep Cody's prestigious words in mind before ranting on social media regarding a superstar being "underutilized".

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