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Cody Rhodes on his Stardust character being a factor in his departure from WWE

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This WWE star has talked about his time with the sports entertainment company.

Rhodes made his name known while under the banner of the WWE. He signed with the sports entertainment company in 2006 and departed ten years later.

During his time with the WWE, he won six tag team championships (three World Tag Team Titles and three WWE Tag Team Titles) with four separate superstars.

Since he decided to leave the promotion and explore the wrestling business outside of the WWE bubble, he has become one of the most demanded names on the indie market and has made quite a name for himself as a singles competitor.

Rhodes worked for promotions such as Impact Wrestling, New Japan Professional Wrestling (NJPW), and Ring Of Honor (ROH). He is also the ROH World Heavyweight Champion.

The former ROH World Champion recently spoke with FOX Sports.

During the interview, he spoke about the opportunities in WWE and if his Stardust character affected his decision in leaving the sports entertainment company. Here is what he had to say:

“In WWE, you’re always given the opportunity,” said Cody. “They have such a large brand — you’re on the (WWE) Network, you’re on YouTube, you’re on USA Network, you’re on so many platforms. I just think it didn’t feel right. I don’t know what specifically.”

“Maybe I just wasn’t meant to do Stardust as long as I had done it, so it didn’t feel right. I remember putting some concept art together for what I would look like as just Cody Rhodes, as just Cody, the wrestler,” said Cody. “And it really just appealed to me in such a way that if I couldn’t do it in WWE, I thought well, I’ve saved my money, I know a little bit about the game, I’m going to go and do it on my own and see how I do. And it ended up being the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Rhodes made it perfectly clear that he is not the leader of the Bullet Club in this interview as well.

"I'm not capable of being in a group where I'm not the leader. I did it once earlier in my career with Legacy, and that was cool because I was young and green and a rookie in the industry, but now no more," expressed Cody.

"After a world title run you can't really call someone else your leader. And I think that is this natural tension, that very really exists, because here [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, it's all real. So why not have a match? Why not make it real?"

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