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WWE/ROH News: Cody Rhodes reveals if Vince McMahon holds talent back

Johny Payne
4.99K   //    06 Feb 2018, 02:37 IST

Cody shoots down rumors of Vince McMahon holding back talent
Cody Rhodes shoots down rumors of Vince McMahon holding back talent

What’s the story?

Cody Rhodes held a brief Q&A session on Twitter and opened up on a few intriguing topics on the social media platform.

Addressing a fan’s query as to whether Vince McMahon holds back talent that comes up to the main roster from NXT, Cody asserted that McMahon doesn’t hold anybody back. Besides, Cody also recalled his own experience and self-admitted complacency in the latter half of his WWE stint.

In case you didn’t know…

Cody Rhodes performed for the WWE from 2006 until his departure from the promotion in 2016.

The 32-year-old has competed on the independent professional wrestling circuit ever since—wrestling in notable promotions such as Impact Wrestling, ROH (Ring Of Honor) and NJPW.

The heart of the matter

Cody has been praised for his work on the indies over the past couple of years, and the former WWE Intercontinental Champion has been pretty vocal as regards his criticism over being relegated to the lower-tier of the WWE in the latter parts of his time with his company.

A fan put forth the following question to Cody—“Do you think Vince unfairly holds back talent that comes up from NXT? #allin”

Cody responded to the aforementioned question; stating—“He doesn't hold anybody back. A lot of times it's hard for fans to accept that some of their favorites have a way to go or that they become lazy after they get that first LE check. Stardust, for example, didn't go beyond tag gold cuz' I wasn't improving & I also got outta' shape.”

What’s next?

Cody is presently involved in a feud with Kenny Omega that will culminate in their match at the ROH Supercard Of Honor XII event which takes place at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 7th.


Author’s take

Kudos to Cody for shutting down any rumors about WWE boss Vince McMahon holding back NXT talent on the main roster.

Certain sections of the hardcore professional wrestling community truly believe that McMahon would impede the very same Superstars that perform for his company. Honestly speaking, McMahon is a genius, and way too intelligent and professional to do something as preposterous as that. 

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