Cody Rhodes recently talked with Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman. Busted Open is available on Sirius 92 and XM 208. Below are some highlights from his interview with the guys:
On when his time will come:
"When Dolph is a world champ. This year after Money in the Bank, and Dolph is the guy who won MITB, there was this real drop off of all this momentum and moving forward and I don't blame anyone but myself; not that something bad happened or anything like that. I hate when people say stuff like 'the push', it's just a matter of sometimes, I'm never going to be patient and fans of mine I hope they know I'm not sitting there waiting, but as a company there are several superstars that whether you want them now, it's a slow thing. It's a slow building process and I think it'll be all the more satisfying. I grew up a fan of Shawn Michaels. I watched the whole time. He makes it to the WM match and he doesn't win the title. Then the next title match he goes an hour and he doesn't win the title in the hour but they're going to go sudden death and then he finally got the title and I was just fully satisfied as him being the greatest WM performer of all time. That's the goal. That's the guy I'd like to pattern myself as. I hate the fact the people said 'you're the future' and we're not there yet, but we'll get there."
On his time working with Randy Orton in Legacy:
"We forget that Randy was 21 when he debuted on television. He had a chance to grow up with the audience. Randy was an extreme influence, still is, and we're both now able to do our own things and initially he took me and Ted Dibiase under his wing and it wasn't like 'Randy is a friend of ours, he's going to be easy on us,' I think Randy was harder on us than even Triple H was in that whole grooming process; Legacy versus DX, then him versus Triple H and them going into Wrestlemania 25; so I will always owe him a good chunk of my career."