In a recent interview with The Wrestling Classic, Matt Cardona discussed several topics, including how Cody Rhodes initially put him in contact with his agent following his WWE release, why he did not sign with All Elite Wrestling and more.
Highlights of the interview are below:
On Cody Rhodes putting him in contact with his agent: “Cody right away put me in contact with his agent, gave me some great advice, but like in the wrestling business, if a producer or an agent is giving you feedback on a match, sometimes that advice doesn’t work for you. I realized I don’t want an agent, I don’t need somebody doing my bookings, I want to be in the trenches, I want to be the guy knowing the numbers, I want to be the guy doing the negotiating, I want to be the guy in control, so Cody set me up for sure.”
On why he did not sign with All Elite Wrestling following his WWE departure: “I mean, that AEW cup of coffee run I am grateful for, that didn’t work out at the time, I’ll admit I was bummed out. Looking back, it was a blessing in disguise, if I would have signed with AEW, then I’d be on f***ing Dark right, no offense to those guys, that’s not what I want, I was already that guy in the WWE you know. I want to be in control of my own destiny, in control of my own fate and I’m busting my f***ing a**. Is the Indie God a gimmick, yeah, but it’s also not.”
The full interview is available at this link.