Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on http://slam.canoe.ca and was written by Greg Oliver.
When Damien Sandow told this reporter to “stay tuned” in relation to cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Monday morning, it didn’t feel like a hint that things were going down that night at Raw in Orlando.
But there was Sandow cashing in on Raw against John Cena — and losing.
Needless to say, the interview would have been different on Tuesday morning.
“The Intellectual Savior” of the WWE was at times in character (which has been the norm for his media duties), and at others, surprisingly reflective on a 12-year wrestling career.
David Dexter provides these clips of a recent Cody Rhodes interview:
On his career being in a funk: “I feel like after Money in the Bank in Phoenix, I almost took a nose dive, career-wise. I couldn’t get the reigns on it, but I feel like I finally got the reigns on my career again, and that happens in entertainment… I’ll be 28 this summer, and I’d really like to continue furthering my career, whether it’s teaming with Damien [Sandow], or it’s back in a singles capacity.”
LordsofPain.net writer Michael Bluth reports that Cody Rhodes was interviewed by the Phoenix New Times this week to promote Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what he said about:
Tag Teams In WWE: “When you talk about the overall, the renewal, I don’t know, I still want to see something from a lot of guys,” Rhodes said. “I think Damien (Sandow) and I stick out like sore thumbs because we’re very good at what we do. But we also have guys like The Usos, that’s a true tag team, they’re brothers, and I keep wondering when are they going to give themselves the kickin the ass to show us all what they can do because I know for a fact they’re extremely talented.”