Cody Rhodes is set to appear on tonight’s AEW Dynamite following his TNT Title loss Darby Allin at last Saturday’s Full Gear PPV.
The American Nightmare recently spoke to Bleacher Report, where he discussed his acting career and how he wants to run for Senate
The two-time AEW TNT Champion spoke about how he plans on continuing his in-ring career for the next five years, before moving focus to a possible political role. He mentioned a list of people he would like to face before he retires as an in ring talent
“Angelico from TH2 is someone I want to test myself against,” Rhodes said. “I’ve never actually had a singles match with ‘Hangman’ Adam Page. I think a match we wanted to happen so many times but was hurt by the pandemic was Pac. We’ve both grown so much from Neville and Stardust and to be able to show the world that would be really special.”
Over the past few years, Cody has had multiple roles in films, most notably as Derek Sampson on Arrow, where he starred alongside Stephen Amell. Amell is set to feature in an upcoming series named Heels, which is themed on two brothers growing up in a Georgia based wrestling family
“I think everyone I know in Hollywood sent me the treatment for Heels. If you know anything about two brothers from a wrestling family in Georgia, it starts to sound very familiar. I think anything Stephen touches turns to gold. He was an inspiration to me when I got to see him on Arrow. When he came to work with us at All In and prior to that in WWE, he came in with his ears open and he was exposed to this new bubble. I will always be there if he needs help. I love wrestling, and I would love for it to be presented the way it really is. It’s special to a lot of people, and if you do a show about wrestling and don’t get the wrestling right, you might not get the audience. I think if anyone can do it, Stephen can.”
Cody continued by speaking about how he has aspirations to have a political role once his time as an in-ring competitor ends, complimenting his wife Brandi Rhodes on her determination and hard work.
“I have a ton of desire to do more acting so long as it doesn’t conflict with my job here,” Rhodes said. “I’m 35, and I said I only wanted to wrestle for five more years. I have political aspirations. I would love to run for the Senate in the great state of Georgia. I want to help with the sphere of influence I have created. I always say if you do the work, it will pay off. That is why I love Brandi. She is so incredibly hardworking, and we have to remind each other to be present often, but when we are it’s very special.”