• Seth Rollins Comments On His “Big Leagues” Remark To Cody Rhodes At WrestleMania 38
At WrestleMania 38, Cody Rhodes returned to WWE and defeated Seth Rollins on Night 1.
During the match, Seth took a shot at AEW (Cody’s former company) by implying that All Elite Wrestling is the minor leagues when he said:
“Welcome back to the big leagues, b***h!”
During an interview on the Gorilla Position podcast, Rollins talked about the above remark, Cody returning & more.
Below are the highlights:
On Cody’s return at WrestleMania 38:
“I always tell people, those big stadium events, the ring is like the eye of the hurricane. It’s very calm.
Maybe it’s because it’s kind of like my zen space, but whatever reason it feels very calm to me.
It was very surreal watching him come down the ramp. Knowing everything that he’s been through the past 6, 7 years, everything that he came back for. It was very cool. It was cool to see the reaction. I was in many ways happy for him.”
On their connection to Dusty Rhodes (Cody’s father and Seth’s teacher in NXT):
“Dusty Rhodes is an absolute legend, Hall Of Famer in any circle, not just WWE. To be able to be in the ring for his son’s big return, really Cody did it his way.
He left when he was unhappy, he went out and did all the things that everybody said they wanted to do. He came back a bigger star than he’s ever been.
That’s not easy to do. That takes a lot of hard work, and I think he learned that ethic from his father. Truly a fantastic moment in time. To be under the Dusty tree so to speak, to play a part in that, to play a part in Cody’s return, very special.”
On saying ‘welcome back to the big leagues’ to Cody:
“I said it to him [at WrestleMania]. I said it before. [WWE] is the premier professional wrestling company on the planet. I know, don’t say professional wrestling, doesn’t matter.
We have the best in the world, and now we have Cody Rhodes on top of that, and he is joining that club. If you want to be the best, don’t go play rinky-dink, come here, we are the best.
Top-notch across the board. I’m not taking anything away from anybody else who is anywhere else. I love it. Do what you do. You guys are tremendous.
There’s great talents out there, but this is where you are the best. This is where you find out if you can hack it on the top, top level.”
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• Old School WWWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 85th birthday of Old School WWWF Legend “High Chief” Peter Maivia (Real name: Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia).
Peter Maivia was the father-in-law of Old School WWF Veteran Rocky Johnson and the grandfather of Old School WWF Legend & Hollywood Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The High Chief used to wrestle for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he feuded with “Superstar” Billy Graham, among many others.
Maivia, who was also the NWA promoter for the Hawaii territory, played a villain in the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice”, where he had a memorable fightscene with Sean Connery, who portrayed 007.
In 2008, him and Rocky Johnson were both inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by The Rock.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
April 6, 1937 – June 12, 1982