In a new interview conducted for SkySports.com, WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes spoke on a number of topics, including his feelings on the IC Title. The following are highlights, and you can read the entire article by clicking on the above link:
"You've had a lot to say about the Intercontinental title, even bringing back the vintage white belt. Why do you feel that way?
CODY RHODES: I've had the opportunity to have a very open platform on how I feel about the Intercontinental title. I feel about it in the same way that a lot of fans have felt about it and I was glad that I could be honest about it. At one point it was probably the most revered title in the WWE and it was in the hands of some of the most revered Superstars and talents. Without getting too specific, somewhere in the last five or seven years it kind of got lost.That was why I decided to bring back the classic look of the title because there is also a classic feel that comes with it. That's the type of Intercontinental Champion I wanted to be.
Do you feel that the Intercontinental Championship will become a more significant title again?
CODY RHODES: It should say a lot to be Intercontinental Champion. Today it seems like the Money in the Bank Briefcase means something, but I kinda wanted to trump that with something that used to be that way. That's how I feel and it's on a definite upswing.
Your brother Goldust is also a WWE Superstar. Do you think you'll have a rivalry with him at any point in the future?
CODY RHODES: I'd immensely enjoy that opportunity. I'm pretty optimistic and although it sounds strange it would be a great way to get to know my brother. There's a lot of years between us and while we know each other because he's part of my family, we don't know each other that well. I don't think you can learn anything more about each other than being in a ring together. I'm optimistic that might happen.
And finally, let's look ahead to the biggest event in sports entertainment. You won your WrestleMania match this year, but who would be your dream WrestleMania opponent?
CODY RHODES: I have two. One that is currently working in the WWE and one that would be a dream opponent. Right now I'd love to defend the Intercontinental Championship against Sheamus because I think that's two WWE Superstars who are definitely heading towards the prime of their careers; they're not even in it yet and I'd love the fans to get a legitimate Intercontinental Championship and a legitimate defence at WrestleMania. That's where it belongs. And even though he's not around, you never say never, I'd love to kick Chris Jericho's ass, I really would. He's a Twitter complainer, but he was also an excellent Intercontinental Champion."