Cody has made further comment on WWE bringing back Starrcade…
Last month, WWE announced it was bringing back Starrcade to North Carolina. We’ve since learned the event is not currently scheduled to air on television or the WWE Network.
Shortly afterward, ROH World Champion, Cody, took to social media to vent his frustrations with WWE bringing back his father’s creation.
So Cody, UR right we should have Goldy on the show, by the way, what R U doing that night??? Wanna team with UR Brother?
— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) September 18, 2017
Brandi Rhodes has also commented on the matter:
Starrcade was created and delivered by Dusty Rhodes. WWE didn't want to do it while he was here. Now they want to do it and not give credit? pic.twitter.com/5ZLsoptjHE
— Brandi Rhodes (@TheBrandiRhodes) September 18, 2017
Hayes followed up by offering Cody a spot on the card teaming with his brother. Goldust and the Hardy Boyz seemed to get really excited about possibly facing each other on the show but Jeff’s shoulder injury will prevent that now.
Everything went quiet not long after, but Cody has now made a further statement.
Cody Makes Further Comment
Here goes… pic.twitter.com/c5mvR4MEqN
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) October 7, 2017
Easier to read version:
“Received a lot of praise, but also a good deal of criticism in regards to my remarks on Starrcade and War Games… with that said I’d like to clarify my position and clear up some confusion. As I try to climb the ladder in my sport, with every arena I walk into, I carry my Father’s legacy. It is also my job to protect it. Literally. As head of his estate, I try to always honor and never exploit. There’s no guidebook on how I’m supposed to do that. I loved him. He was my best friend and his death was a shock. My comments are certainly from the heart, but they are measured and I stand by them.
Nobody ever claimed they need me or Michelle [Dusty’s widow; Cody’s mother]’s permission. “I was told” doesn’t mean anything more than that. They didn’t have to, but they did and for that I am thankful. Dusty didn’t just name/grid/book these events… he gave them life. Starrcade he did in honor of my sister, Teil. The PPV era would have come much later without the direct consequences of closed circuit and the large scale event concept. HOWEVER, I do understand that to the victor goes the spoils, and that my Dad’s many many creations for Jim Crockett Promotions and later WCW… they belong to WWE. They can do with them what they choose. That doesn’t mean I always have to like it though. If my Father had not been a public figure, I wouldn’t have to share him with the millions of wrestling fans out there. But I gladly do share him. I want generations of fans to know what he brought… because I feel it’s a beautiful legacy filled with treasures.”