Earlier this year, Cody Rhodes left the WWE completely out of the blue, taking shots at the WWE's writers and creative team as he left.
Rhodes, unhappy with the way his career was going in the WWE, and with the fact that they kept him as the stupid 'Stardust' character, resigned.
Now, six weeks after his release, Rhodes has revealed a bit more about why he left and his reasons for doing so in a recent interview.
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Cody was interviewed by Dave Solo at the Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in New Jersey and went into a bit of detail about his release. Apparently, Cody was feeling "less than he was" at the end of his time with the WWE.
“I was in Greensboro and that’s where my dad and Ric (Flair) had to get on the radio, in fans cars, and tell them that the event was sold out for Starrcade," he started off as saying.
"I thought ‘Here I am looking at this Stardust outfit in my bag… I feel like I’m less than I am and no amount of money is worth being less than I am.’ I don’t want to be anything but #1.”
Cody went on to add that it definitely wasn't a money issue, but more like he wasn't getting enough chances to shine.
“I don’t want the money, I want the moments and you (WWE) are not giving me the moments.”
Those moments include the two times he was slated to win Money in the Bank but didn't. Rhodes added that the last time he was supposed to win it - probably in 2013 - he was told three hours before the show started that the winner had been changed.
Cody's wife - Brandi Runnels, who went as Eden in WWE - added one last shot of her own.
"Someone could make a hat out of turds, creating a turd hat, and it would get over in the WWE!”