Cody Rhodes has revealed that for the first time ever in his career he has managed to earn a seven-figure sum in the space of a year.
Cody Rhodes has been a success story and a torchbearer when it comes to the last 12 months of his life. The man formerly known as Stardust left WWE in search of greener pastures and many thought he was a fool for doing so. Rhodes has proven them all wrong though and his indie career continues to go from strength to strength.
Since leaving WWE, Rhodes has become an integral member of the Bullet Club, won the Ring Of Honor World Championship, and is currently trying to put together an independent show that will take place inside a 10,000 seat arena. It’s certainly good to be Rhodes right now, and things only look to be on the up for the former Intercontinental Champion.
The former Intercontinental Champion was a guest on Busted Open Radio recently and discussed a lot of the successes that he has enjoyed over the past year and some of the ones that he continues to enjoy. One very interesting subject that was raised was The Bullet Club Member’s earnings while on the independent circuit. Rhodes revealed that for the first time in his career, he managed to earn a seven-figure sum over the course of 12 months.
“Not to sound tacky, but this has been the first seven-figure year I’ve ever had and it blows me away that it happened,” the Ring Of Honor Champion divulged. The general consensus is that pro wrestlers have to be under the employ of WWE in order to earn money like Rhodes has this past year, but the American Nightmare is bucking that trend. He went on to talk about his reign as Intercontinental Champion being the best time of his career to date, but this past year has “blown it away.”
With Rhodes making money like this on the indies, it’s no surprise that he is more than willing to reach into his own pocket in order to fund the mammoth independent show that he and The Young Bucks are putting together for next year. Once other disillusioned WWE Superstars get wind of this it might spur them on to try and follow in Rhodes’ footsteps. The names Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler spring to mind.
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