Cody Rhodes will continue his mission to battle anyone who's anyone on the indie circuit, this time stepping into the ring with Jerry Lawler.
Cody Rhodes has had one hell of a year or so since leaving WWE. The man formerly known as Stardust has been working the independent circuit, as well as any other pro wrestling company that isn't WWE, and continues to gain momentum. Late on Monday night Cody's latest opponent in a long line of big names was announced, and it's of a slightly different ilk than most of the wrestlers he has competed against up until this point.
On August 25th Cody Rhodes, the new Ring Of Honor World Champion, will go one on one with Memphis veteran and WWE announcer Jerry 'The King' Lawler. Despite Lawler being 67 years of age he still wrestles on a semi-regular basis, and suffice to say Cody will have not gone to war with someone like this since leaving WWE, or before he left as a matter of fact.
The news was broken by Rhodes himself when he tweeted out details of the match up on Monday night. North East Wrestling's Under The Stars event will be where the match takes place on August 25th. Cody wrote as a part of the tweet that he had asked North East Wrestling for the match and they had got it all booked and sorted straight away. The event will be in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
As mentioned above, Cody has had a pretty incredible year and it only seems to keep getting better. Two weeks ago Rhodes won his first World Championship, and the first his family has seen since his father Dusty, by capturing the ROH title. Then this past weekend he featured in a champion versus champion match against IWGP Champion Okada. Now he will have to get his head in the game for an entirely different opponent in Jerry Lawler.
While Lawler is undoubtedly a huge name in professional wrestling, this upcoming match with Cody may seem a little bit of a step down for Rhodes considering who he has been battling as of late. Kurt Angle, Christopher Daniels, and Zack Sabre Jr are just some of the names that have garnered Cody so much attention since departing WWE. The King is a wrestling great, but he is 67 and no longer on the same level as the names the ROH Champ has already faced so far. That being said it will be interesting to see how the match and the build up unfolds in the coming weeks.
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