The Undertaker spoke to Justin Barrasso of "Sports Illustrated" about Cody Rhodes and his qualities. “From his first trip in, to where he is now, Cody has a much better grasp of who he is,” Calaway says, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
“It’s great to be part of a legacy in the business. Cody’s dad is one of the all-time greats. That also makes it very tough for people like Cody, Dustin and Charlotte Flair. It takes a minute to figure out who you are.
No one can be Dusty. Naturally, though, you fall into that trap of trying to be like him”.
Cody Rhodes and his progress
Cody Rhodes has improved a lot since arriving on the wrestling scene. His rise is really a lesson to everyone that they should follow their dreams.
Of course, his father, Dusty, is also a huge role model for him and Cody tries to follow his footsteps. “The first time Cody came through, he was trying to figure out who he was. Now he knows. Yes, he keeps the legacy alive.
His dad was ‘The American Dream,’ he’s ‘The American Nightmare’. That’s cool how he’s merged that, and he’s pulled a few things from Dusty’s repertoire. Cody is his own man now, and he believes in himself.
I don’t think he did the first time through. Sometimes it takes going away to someplace else, and his time away served him well”. Undertaker and Rhodes have already met in the ring. The Undertaker sold for him during his first Royal Rumble match.
“After that, Taker was like God to me,” Cody Rhodes told “Inside The Ropes” back in 2018. “I thought, ‘Everything about this guy is about giving back.’ He really absolutely did not need to do that – plus I stiffed the hell out of him”.