While a lot of wrestlers around the globe are attempting to get into WWE, there are some who end up leaving the company for various reasons. Cody Rhodes, aka Stardust, spent a long time in the biggest wrestling organization in the world but has since parted ways with them to do different things. Last night, he stepped into the ring for the first time with Global Force Wrestling and ended up winning one of their top titles.
Last night, Cody Rhodes made his debut last night for Global Force Wrestling in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and faced off with Sonjay Dutt. The match took place at WrestleCade’s Showcase of Champions and was a great one.
According to WrestleZone, the match against Dutt was for the GFW Nex-Gen Championship and Cody Rhodes is happy it was. At the end of the night and a great match, he ended up taking the belt away from Dutt and winning the championship in Jeff Jarrett’s promotion.
…the places you’ll go, the people you’ll meet…
Very special night pic.twitter.com/ZqX1bjF4yq
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) November 26, 2016
After the match, Rhodes took a mic and spoke to the crowd to give them some advice his father Dusty Rhodes had shared with him. That is when he said that Dusty said sometimes the title makes the man and that other times, the man makes the title.
From this point on, Cody Rhodes intends on finding out which one of those he is.
He’s already planning on defending his newly won Global Force Wrestling Nex-Gen Title at an event that won’t even be put on by GFW. Rhodes is facing off against Michael Richard Blais in the main event for Prairie Wrestling Alliance’s “Christmas Slam.”
— PWA Wrestling (@PWAwrestlingca) November 26, 2016
That right there goes to show you that he is going to be a wrestling champion and not simply let it rest on a shelf between GFW events. Rhodes wants to defend his title and make sure that he’s giving it his all and putting it all on the line with each match he takes.
He plans on defending it week in and week out which is the difference between him and other wrestlers. Cody Rhodes considers himself to be an “independent contractor” which means he will do what he wants and when he wants.
As reported by Bleeding Cool, Cody Rhodes confirmed a few days ago that he will compete at Ring of Honor’s Final Battle event on Dec. 2, 2016. The match will be a good one as Rhodes will take on a long-time veteran of various promotions in Jay Lethal.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) November 23, 2016
Since parting ways with WWE back in May, Rhodes has really taken on a lot of work and made sure to stay in the public eye. He has wrestled for TNA Impact Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, EVOLVE. and at other independent events.
His debut for Global Force Wrestling was obviously one of the more successful and had to be rather frustrating for Sonjay Dutt. Now, he’s heading out to take on anyone and everyone that will step in his path.
Cody Rhodes is an extremely talented superstar who comes from a very cherish wrestling family that has a storied history in the profession. When he was turned into Stardust, it worked for a while in WWE, but it just wasn’t what he wanted to do forever. Now, Rhodes is out on his own and is having some decent success in other promotions. One can’t say that winning the Nex-Gen Championship in his first match in Global Force Wrestling is anything but a great start.
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