Jim Cornette and his co-host Brian Last had the pleasure of speaking to former WWE stars The Revival, now FTR, on their podcast this past week. As a fan of old school wrestling, FTR are one of the only things that Cornette still likes in professional wrestling today.
During the interview, FTR interestingly opened up about having some heat with Cody for comments he made about them on a podcast with Sam Roberts a few years ago. Dax Harwood annotated that Cody said on a podcast that he thought the Young Bucks were the best tag team in the world, he went on to add that Revival would practice their matches at the WWE PC
Unsurprisingly, the comment did no go down well with FTR, with Dax having the following to say on the matter:
“I pissed me off so much and I’m getting hot right now talking about it because 1) he’s trying to shit on our legacy. I’ve never in 15 years not once have I ever practiced a wrestling match. So with him saying that, I kind of felt like he was trying to tarnish and taint what we had built up and so that’s what really pissed me off is they took it from something that was ‘haha’ funny to making it personal and that’s what bothered me… That’s his buddies and to me, when we heard that, we felt that that’s what Nick and Matt thought. They felt the same way. That we just practice our matches and we’re not as good as them. So whether they believe that or not, they got the residual heat from what Cody said and that’s the thing that bothers us.”
Jim Cornette would go on to add that because of Cody Rhodes’ father’s history in wrestling, he should know better than to make comments like that:
“Cody, better than anybody because of who is father knows that not only that not true but also that’s an insult to people who are in the wrestling business, who take pride in that and consider themselves wrestlers, even in today’s day and age for those of who are like-minded like that to say that you practice your matches. That’s like you’re a dancer do a routine on Broadway.”
Thanks to WrestleZone for the transcriptions from this interview.