Cody had a difficult last couple years in WWE. He was stuck performing as Stardust until he requested his release but now it has been revealed that he had a number of other possible characters. One of which was based on the very popular Tony Stark character of Marvel fame.
“He made everything work. For me, I went through a phase, before I left WWE, where I was going in on a regular basis to the Performance Center where he worked, and I was doing these projects with him. And I’m really blessed that I got the chance to do them. None of them got green lit, but there was one based on Tony Stark as kind of a prince in the industry, the opposite of the common man which Dusty was.”
“Stardust, when I was doing the Stardust character, I really wanted to have a hairless cat. So my poor dad, he’s trying to produce this promo, and I’ve got this hairless cat in there in the makeup and the glitter. And he’s watching his son just absurd pieces of business, but he was always really helpful. At the end, everything I flew against the wall didn’t stick, which the ultimate answer of that was why don’t I try being myself and see if that sells any tickets. And that’s where I’ve been fortunate and blessed enough to have the most success.”
One of the vignettes for the Rhodes Industries gimmick was released online a while back. The video featured Cody and Brandi Rhodes (then known as Eden) talking about how big a star he was and how underappreciated he was.
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