Cody Rhodes is currently in the UK as part of a tour with new promotion Fight Forever. The NJPW/ROH star recently spoke to the UK’s Mirror on a variety of topics including the NXT UK show and the UK scene in general.
When asked about the new talent restrictions imposed by WWE Cody responded with “Well, I think it just means more opportunity. There is obviously a deep roster of talent and maybe some talent we’re not seeing because we’re seeing so many NXT UK guys, that we all know are wonderful.”
Cody followed this up by saying “I saw a tweet that Pete Dunne put out that I really liked too though. There is such a tendency to jump on WWE and talk bad about them in terms of these contracts and what they are doing. But with the people they have in place, Johnny Saint, William Regal, and Triple H, and how he is, there is no secret plan to destroy the indy scene in the UK. They just see a wonderful product and they want to protect their guys.”
Rhodes also described the UK scene as a bit of a “Wild West situation, where somebody like me from Ring of Honor and New Japan could go over to the UK and mix it up with somebody who was one of the NXT UK talents.” Cody referred to a Will Ospreay tweet on the situation, saying that “I saw another tweet I really liked that Will Ospreay put out, just have the signed guys wrestle the second half of a show and the unsigned guys wrestle the first half! There is plenty of talent and maybe it just means more opportunities for those who haven’t signed anywhere yet.“