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Cody Explains His Issues With Kenny Omega, Talks Finding a Home in ROH and New Japan

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 02/09/18


Cody spoke with FOX Sports Australia for a new interview promoting NJPWs Australian tour. You can see highlights below:

On NJPW talent being motivated by touring Australia: Its a pretty measured choice, that New Japan decided its second international show wasnt going to be in the UK or Europe or South America, that it was going to be in Australia. And I think that has really sort of energized the whole crew all of us, the whole roster, wanted this tour. A lot of guys personally made sure that it happened. Im expecting New Japan at its best, four nights in a row.

On finding a home with ROH and New Japan: I had a schedule like 1980s Ric Flair. Just a dumb schedule. Just arduous. The problem was I was so used to driving from town to town to town, like you do in WWE because you do your loop in circumference of where TV is going to be filmed. These independent shows, I was getting on a plane every morning and flying cross-country. Sometimes no shower. Taking a red-eye from San Francisco to make a show on the other side of the country, or even to get to the United Kingdom. I went straight from my first Wrestle Kingdom (major New Japan show) to the airport to fly to the UK for a What Culture Pro Wrestling show. So I wanted something, and I think I found it in Ring of Honor and New Japan, so I started slowing down.

On his recent issues with Kenny Omega: Im not capable of being in a group where Im not the leader. I did it once earlier in my career with Legacy (with Randy Orton in WWE), and that was cool because I was young and green and a rookie in the industry, but now no more. After a world title run you cant really call someone else your leader. And I think that is this natural tension, that very really exists, because here he (Omega) is with this reputation of being the best wrestler in the world and here I am with that mainstream appeal that helped gain a bunch of new fans for the Bullet Club. And the fact that I think Matt likes me more, and Nick likes Kenny, its all real. So why not have a match? Why not make it real?