Cody Rhodes has been anything but shy about his time in WWE since he left the company. In his statement revealing why he left, Rhodes primarily cited creative differences with WWE, and how they did not want him to drop his Stardust character and go back to being Cody Rhodes.
Now, Rhodes is speaking out even more so, as he prepares for his big-time summer matches on the indy scene in places like EVOLVE and PWG. Rhodes was a guest on The Ric Flair Show recently, and the two former Intercontinental Champions chatted about Rhodes’ feud with his brother, Goldust in early 2015.
Rhodes said that despite rumors of them having a match at WrestleMania, the plan was always for the two to wrap up their feud at FastLane. Unfortunately, the crowd for that match was dead and it didn’t turn out how either of them assuredly would have liked, and Rhodes told Naitch it was one of his biggest regrets from his time in WWE. (Transcription via WrestlingInc.)
“It was never intended to be a WrestleMania match. Fastlane (2015) was it. I was in the ladder match in [WrestleMania 31] for the Intercontinental Championship. I had been informed as such. No, it was never meant to be beyond Fastlane. The way I look at it, Fastlane was a total dud. It was a total dud and people think, ‘oh, well, the finish got screwed up’. The finish didn’t get screwed up. The match just sucked and it’s just one of those nights where I kick myself to this day about it.”