Recently returned WWE superstar Cody Rhodes is eager to showcase his talents across the globe once more as wrestling’s top company prepares to tour again.
WWE Clash at the Castle emanates from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday, September 3, 2022, marking WWE’s first major stadium event to be held in the United Kingdom in 30 years.
The two-time Intercontinental Champion said after years of being closed off, it’s great to get back around the globe.
“I’m very much looking forward to touring the world, not just because I have the opportunity to be a face of the WWE brand at the moment, but because we were closed off from one another for too long,” he said.
“I’m a global sports entertainer. I like to go everywhere. I did that when I was with WWE and outside the company, and then the pandemic happened, lockdown happened, so I am looking forward to going everywhere that this show goes.
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“That’s what you’re supposed to do. You follow your show and WWE is seen in every country and in every language and I want to be able to connect with those folks.”
WWE Clash at the Castle will be the first major stadium event since SummerSlam 1992 to be held in the United Kingdom, and Rhodes confessed he’s excited for the opportunity to perform in the same place as one of his favourite events.
“As one of the biggest fans ever of SummerSlam 1992, I am shocked it’s taken this long,” he said.
“Clearly by the sign-up interest and the pre-sale interest and everything that’s happening, this aims to be the biggest stadium show in the world. It truly does.
“It’s one of those things as a member of the roster, I’ve got to find my way onto it. I’ve got to find my way into a premium spot because I have watched SummerSlam ‘92 so many times I can do the commentary almost verbatim.
“It’s our time now. It has been 30 years. It’s our time. It’s time for us to make our moment.”
Rhodes made his grand return to WWE at WrestleMania 38 in a classic with Seth Rollins and he admits he’s watched the match back.
“I really never intended to watch it back though because of how good, no, how great it felt in the moment,” he said.
“Because WWE revisited it and showed it in packages, and it was all over RAW the day after, and it’s kind of connected to this return in such a large way, I’ve watched it all back in its totality and it is fun knowing where I was mentally coming down the ramp.
“Knowing the exact moment I decided to be the American Nightmare.
“That might sound peculiar, but I didn’t really realise what I was about to do and how I was about to do it until that first pyro blast went off behind me. In that moment I knew we were on another level.”
WWE Clash at the Castle tickets are available to the public this Friday, May 20, from 12pm BST / 7am ET at www.Ticketmaster.co.uk.
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